FAC: United 2 – 1 Reading

I think this picture taken about 200 BC (2oo days before Christmas 2011) was the last time Nani did anything any good. At least when he does do anything any good, it’s kind of worth waiting for. Providing a great cross and neat finish – that in effect won the game -, as he did, I’d still say the impact of RVP as sub was the key to the victory. Now there’s a surprise.

In spite of myself, was pleased to see Ashley Young back and looking like he’s saving up his very worst form for when it really counts. TV, Nani and Ashley Young make a really good case for the diamond.

Danny was decent enough. Was there anyone who didn’t expect Chicha to bag at least one? He looked nice and sharp too. Cleverley looked the best of the bunch, as you’d expect from the player with the most first eleven experience, of the past few months, out there.

Reading did enough to make it competitive, which made it a good work out for those trying to force their way into the first team – hopefully all of them.

The Jones’ injury isn’t great news. (Though, I personally prefer Cleverley in midfield with Carrick for the “big games”.)

Bring on Middlesborough!!!

MOTM: Cleverley

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