Watching United play badly for 90 minutes only to go and concede in injury time, after seeing the free kick retaken, was fairly gutting.
The biggest disappointment of the day, for me, came when David Moyes was asked his opinion on the game afterwards. Not only did he claim that Rooney didn’t “last out” at that defender in the opening few minutes of the game, when clearly he did, but he reckoned he would have taken a point ahead of the game.
Let that sink in.
We are playing newly promoted Cardiff and our manager is saying that he would have been happy with a draw before kick-off.
“It was similar to Southampton when we had the game under control with a minute to go and then we conceded from a set piece,” he said. “We can’t keep dropping two points and we could have played better, but it’s a tough place to come after international duty and I would have taken the result before the game.”
Cardiff have had a few good results at home this season, beating City and drawing with Everton, but we’re the bloody champions and our manager is happy enough with a point from them.
Moyes is learning all the time. Working out that a point away to Cardiff is not an acceptable result is a lesson he needs to learn quickly.
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