Wazza Said So!

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Cause for concern??

Posted by unitedfanatic on November 1, 2009

Sir Alex FergusonAfter a 2-0 victory over Blackburn, many fans were left disappointed with the scoreline. United dominated the entire game, kept 60% possesion and had 11 shots on target to Blackburn’s 1. We SHOULD have bettered the scoreline and increased our goal difference. Blackburn were thrashed 5-0 at Stamford bridge, and let off the hook with just two goals at the Theatre of dreams in consecutive games.

Of course it was a stunning goal that Berba scored, and I would rather settle for fewer such quality goals than numerous routine goals, granted that both help us get the three points. Indeed there would be nothing like having numerous quality goals, but that’s beside the point I want to make here. Following Ronaldo’s departure, considering the stick United receive from the press after every loss or draw, it is true that fans are starting to expect more from the team’s performances, while the more centred-fans will atleast acknowledge the several doubts and questions rising in their minds irrespective of their faith in Sir Alex Ferguson. As Berba rightly said after the match, 3 points are the most important thing. The goals will come sooner or later. Just like the opening goal in the Blackburn game. Wave after wave of Red army attack, several misses, and finally that jaw dropping acrobatic volley.

So what I’m really trying to say is we should not panic. I’d be happier savouring the win than grumble about the lack of more goals. I repeat. The goals will come sooner or later.

Ahead of our trip to Stamford Bridge, here’s a set of stats between the top two of the lot.

Manchester United Chelsea
Scored in 1st half 6 26% 8 29%
Scored in 2nd half 17 74% 20 71%
Total Goals scored 23 28
Conceded in 1st half 5 45% 5 63%
Conceded in 2nd half 6 55% 3 37%
Total Goals conceded 11 8
Clean sheets 4 6
Top Scorer Wayne Rooney (7 goals) Didier Drogba (9 goals)
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