Its Champions League week again and tonight United played AaB Aalborg. They won 3-0 with an overall decent performance. They created lots of chances and really should have scored more. Rooney got the first and Berbatov got the other two. It was good for Berbatov to score and gain some confidence. However, his overall play was a slow and lazy. It did get better after he scored the goals but still could have put a bit more effect. He did seem to be suffering from lack of confidence in the first half when he should have scored with a very good chance.
The ref was overall “OK”. Some strange decisions though like giving their goalkeeper a yellow card for taking goal kick in slightly the wrong position and their defender Pedersen not even getting a card and all of his fouls!!
There were some excellent performances on the pitch but some poor ones. I have already mentioned Berbatov but also Nani. This season he is even more frustrating with his ending shooting attempts when he should be passing. Hes even more selfish than Ronaldo was when he joined! He needs to improve quickly!!! (He still has a place in my heart after the crucial penalty he took in the Champions League final in May). The players who played well in particular were Rooney, Rio, Evra and Rafael. Ronaldo did pretty well too but isnt quite 100% yet. (When Tevez came on for Rooney he did well as usual for another all action performance).
United now lead the table with 4 points and a 3-0 win away from home is a good result. However, United got some injuries. Scholes has some sort of knee ligament damage and it could be a few weeks out. Also Rooney went off injured but didnt look as serious and was apparently a pre-caution. Rafael went off injured but I dont think its that serious.