Man United were favorites with the top bookmakers to collect the 3 points at Old Trafford in this Premier League tie and they didn’t let them down. Clever money would have been on Stoke to take the lead which seems to be the current trend for United in the league this season but the brilliant attacking force of the Reds ensured the 3 points.The front 3 of Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie and Danny Welbeck shared all 4 goals to see United finish as victors.
United looked vunerbale for a spell during the game but their attacking play always looked like they could score goals. They could have scored more and produced some brilliant moments of football. Here are my top 5 GIF moments…
1. Paul Scholes pass
Paul Scholes produced a typical moment of Paul Scholes magic early in the game. This brilliant pass almost saw Robin van Persie get in ahead of the on coming keeper.
2. Robin van Persie ‘on the floor’ header
As the pass comes into Van Persie from Rio Ferdinand, he slips and falls but still manages to play a nice little headed pass to Danny Welbeck. He was also straight back up onto his feet to receive the pass back and get United moving.
3. Robin van Persie pass
The Dutch striker was a threat throughout the game in all he did, here he picks the ball up deep and plays a stunning diagonal pass to Wayne Rooney. The pass hits Rooneys run perfectly and he is able to control it and then lay the ball back to Danny Welbeck, who under pressure from the Stoke defender, blazes the ball over the bar.
4. Rio Ferdinand pass
Rio Ferdinand may be all over the news this morning for one reason but he features here for a much different one. As the ball is played across the back 4, Rio pulls out a delightful little outside of the boot lob pass over the attacker to Rafael. He made it look easy too.
5. Antonio Valencia backheel
As the defender comes in with a sliding tackle to disposes Valencia he pulls off a great piece of skill and this cheeky little backeel pass to Rafael.