Rarely has the rest of the league been so obliging in making up for our shortfalls. Despite our disgraceful performance at Old Trafford on New Year’s Eve it would appear that we are not the only club in the division whose players may have enjoyed a few too many mulled wines over the last week.
Blackburn ran around admirably and Yakuba proved that he remains a handful but in all honesty our lack of personnel won the game for them. Without any recognised centre halves or central midfielders in the line up it cannot be a surprise that we are conceding soft goals no matter whose birthday it is.
Celebrations appear unpopular around the manager at the moment if reports of Rooney’s fine appear to be true. It seems a little “bah humbug” even by the Glaswegian’s standards to fine people a week’s wages for going out for dinner on Boxing Day. However, there is always more than meets the eye in these situations and keeping an open mind is worthwhile.
In other news, Luis Suarez is guilty as hell. What at best seemed the unfortunate actions of Liverpool FC and they fans last weekend can now only be condemned. The 117-page document released by the FA irrefutably proves that Suarez is completely and heinously out of line. It must be intolerable for any sufferers of racial abuse to observe this behaviour in a professional sportsman.
A backlash against either Suarez or Liverpool FC at this point would be in poor taste. It would be far more productive to ensure that this type of behaviour is met with zero tolerance. The FA have gone to great lengths to investigate this thoroughly and they deserve credit for manner in which they have done so.
If only United had been as thorough when entering the transfer market last summer. That lack of midfield reinforcement is looking starker than ever this week. Whilst I have faith in the ability of the squad in the long-term when you put out the eleven that we did against Blackburn you need reinforcements. Nobody needs an FA investigation to prove that.
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