Well, that was disappointing.
United’s poor league form continued on Sunday with a 1-1 draw against Everton at Goodison Park. It was a weak performance from the Red Devils, who, after going 1-0 up, looked to sit back and see out the game, which didn’t go to plan.
Martial Pass, Zlatan Goal
It’s a great finish from Zlatan, but that pass from Anthony Martial is absolutely fantastic… Martial’s vision is insane, it’s like he’s the lovechild of Tiger Woods and an Eagle. Stekelenburg – for some reason – ran out of his area to beat Zlatan to the ball, allowing the Big Ole’ Swede to hit it over his head.
I think my heart stopped from the second this left Zlatan’s boot until the referee finally blew his whistle, which felt like a lifetime. Although, to be fair, watching United in the league always feels a hell of a lot longer than ninety minutes anyway.
Ander Herrera Being Ander Herrera
Ander Herrera is a lovely, lovely man. Not only is he a fantastic footballer but I bet he also gives terrific hugs and smells like sandalwood. Zlatan passes the ball to Herrera who lays it off with an instinctive little flick.
The Spaniard has really stepped his game up and is showing Jose Mourinho that he should be one of the first names in the starting XI
Dave. Just. Saves. That’s what he does. The Slipknot Loving Shot Stopper had a terrific game and deserved a clean sheet, which he would have got if Marouane Fellaini had a functioning brain.
Mkhitaryan Being Tenacious
There weren’t many players who could walk off of the pitch happy with their contribution, but Henrikh Mkhitaryan was one of the few. This is jsut an example of the tenacity and creativity that the former Bundesliga Player of the Year brings to the team.
Hopefully the Armenian becomes a permanent fixture of our starting XI, after proving to Jose Mourinho that he’s well and truly ready for the physicality of the Premier League.