What a win for United today! Same result as last weekend but a different type of performance in my opinion. Not blistering in the 1st half but we still went into the break with a 1 goal lead.
The 2nd half was cagey and we had to wait a while for the all-important 2nd goal, before we ran away with it. Swansea showed some promise going forward but we hit them with 10 minutes to go to!
For me, Phil Jones was MOTM! He and Bailly played well together in pre-season and they’ve definetly carried that into the season. I’m praying that Jones can stay fit this campaign because he’s looking great right now. He kept their forwards quiet and was unlucky to not get a goal for himself in the 1st half!
In 2 games, Pogba’s scored 2 goals and got himself an assist. We all said that this season had to be a big one for him and if his start is anything to go by, it will be! Pogba could have been sent off in the 1st half and the referee made the correct decision to not show him a 2nd yellow. He put in a very mature performance in the 2nd half, he wasn’t reckless and stuck to what he does best – making chances! A beautiful finish to make it 3 for United topped off another good performance from the main man.
I thought Mkhitaryan was quite quiet vs Swansea but he still had a big impact on the final result with 2 assists. Sky gave him MOTM, which I disagree with but got to give him credit for his key involvement in goals so far this season – 4 assists already! He only got 1 in the Premier League last season, so a big improvement already.
So happy for Martial! Another goal from coming off the bench. I hate it when I see people saying Mourinho doesn’t rate Marital. Why would he not rate one of the brightest young players in football? Jose knows what he is doing. I think what he’s done is a clever way of giving Anthony more confidence after a poor season. Jose’s put Martial on towards the end of games when the opposition are tired and he’s taken his chance big time. I wonder when he’ll be played from the start?
Another start for Rashford today but like last weekend, no goal, which is a shame for him because he has played well in both games but been subbed off on both occasions. He should keep his head up though because as I mentioned, he has played well and if he keeps going like this he will score soon I am sure. Looks like it’s going to be Rashford vs Martial for that LW spot this season! No doubt that competitiveness will spur each of them on.
2 games, 2 wins, no goals conceded and 8 goals scored. Perfect way to start the season! Shows last week wasn’t just a one off and has set a standard. We want this every week, lads! Bring on Leicester next week.