I’ve just watch United destroy Bolton, usually a tough team to break down, without really breaking a sweat. If you haven’t watched Man United play this season then you owe it to yourself to get down the pub and watch one of their matches. The statement of intent was cast in the Charity Shield when they thrashed the Man City Wannabes and then went on to beat, an admittedly weakened, Arsenal. The style of play reminds me a lot of tiki-taka, the beautiful, intricate football pioneered and practiced by Barcelona. Some of the interchanges, passes and run-ons have been sublime. The situation and location awareness the players are showing is like no other United team I’ve seen before.
The only chink in the armour so far seems to be with the young keeper, David De Gea. No doubt he’s a talent but it’s quite obvious that his distribution needs a lot of work along with some of his decision making skills. Still, when I was 20 years old I couldn’t even get in to the university football team let alone one of the biggest clubs in the world, so I guess he’s not doing too badly.
On the performance of the last 4 matches, United will run away with the title, but we all know the Premiership is a marathon and not a sprint.