The spirit of generosity is alive and well this Christmas time and the presents under Unitedâ€™s tree have been particularly lovely this holidays. If it hasnâ€™t been our rivals dropping points, it has been a kind fixture list or a card happy ref. Truly 'tis the season to be jolly.
Having said all that, the best give we have received was something we had all along, Dimitar Berbatov. The Bulgar is the only player in the league who takes a leisurely sip of cognac before scoring a goal, he is pure class and I love seeing him play. He himself is not to blame for the poor 2011 he has endured. Simply he has been a victim of Hernandezâ€™s excellence.
The Mexican fared less well at Old Trafford on Boxing Day but it mattered little as we racked up an aggregate score of 12-nil for a weekâ€™s work. Not bad for a side who were being written off about five minutes ago.
The way United field teams is quite imaginative at times. All season long we have been hearing about a lack of midfielders yet in this fixture we had one playing at centre half. Whatâ€™s more we finished the match with five forwards on the field including one Wayne Rooney playing passes from the centre.
The more you look at it the more our dressing room looks like a collection of footballers rather than a collection of specialists. One might suggest that improves the team ethos around the place if everybody is ready to pitch in where necessary.
Wigan were horribly unlucky with the sending off. It can only be considered a harsh decision although I doubt it robbed them of a comprehensive victory they are entitled to feel aggrieved.
There are others in this league who are likely to feel distressed as this year draws to a close. There is an argument to say that City, having played brilliantly all season, deserve to be more than goal difference in front. Whatever.
Liverpool and Chelsea have also had a tough week of it. This concerns me greatly as there is now the distinct possibility that I might die laughing. My guess is that the impartial neutral would like to see Spurs finish top of the league and I would heartily agree they are an entertaining side.
This New Year though, United are still right there in it. Hope you are all enjoying your holidays.
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