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Manchester United 4 Manchester United Graveyard 0

Ronaldo scores against SunderlandIt makes sense that young and inexperienced managers would bring in players who he was familiar with. That is why Roy Keane has invested heavily in Irish players and United/former United playes. Out of the sixteen man squad that faced United today, five of them used to play for United, and that’s with former red, Liam Miller, out injured.

Gordon, Whitehead, McShane, Higginbotham, Collins, Wallace, Etuhu, Yorke, Waghorn, Jones, Chopra, Ward, Richardson, Cole, Leadbitter and O’Donovan.

Players who weren’t good enough for United, mixed with players that went through their peak for United nine years ago, were never going to pose much of a threat to United’s side, despite the weakness. Fourth and fifth choice midfielders, Carrick and Fletcher, filled in for Hargreaves, Anderson and Scholes. John O’Shea took Evra’s place at left back, Nani took over from Giggs, whilst Saha was given the nod over Tevez.

United didn’t get out of second gear, but still managed to brush Roy Keane’s team aside. Important three points for United ahead of Arsenal’s match this evening away to Portsmouth.

United, top of the league, United United top of the league!


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Scott is the editor of Red Matters - 50 Years of Supporting Manchester United and an author of Play Like Fergie's Boys and Not Nineteen Forever. He writes for ESPN, The Metro and Bleacher Report. Follow @R_o_M on Twitter.

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3 Comments

  1. Tom F says:

    I have to say, I expected Sunderland to come out and hold their own today. I pictured the trip up to Sunderland being a tough encounter where goals would come few and far between.

    I was wrong. United walked all over Roy Keanes side and if not for our team taking it easy with the busy fixture list in mind, we;d have scored 2 or 3 more.

    I understand what Keane is doing at Sunderland, bringing in the young british players as well as proven experience which you can only hope will help you after being promoted into the premiership.

    at the time of writing Arsenal are drawing 0 – 0 at pompey… come on you blues!

  2. Taehr says:

    Top once again.christmas has been well enjoyed!

  3. Sumu says:

    Lets hope we can hold on our top position……. great blog site…

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