AAN Do you really think that it is over and done with?
Naismith Hits The Glorious Winning Goal
Naismith scoring again
Steven Naismith is in the best form of his entire career at the moment. The Scottish attacking midfielder come striker scored what proved to be the vital winning goal on Saturday when he got a glorious ball over the top by Christian Eriksen and he saw the keeper off his line and hit an audacious lob from around 25 yards out and it floated over the keeper and into the back of the net.
Brendan Rodgers made several changes from the team that beat Everton 2-1. Reece James came in for the injured Buttner, John Stones was back in place of Chiriches, Tom Cleverly partnered 16 year old Cadao and Shaqiri and Bony came in for Townsend and Van Persie respectively.
United were much the better side and took the lead on 12 minutes when Brazilian wonder-kid Cadao seized on an error by Glenn Whelan to score an accurate finish. Stoke equalised shortly after when the mega impressive Charlie Adam scored a freak cross come shot goal and Stoke were getting back in it. Everything came from Adams foot but United regrouped and in the second half Steven Naismith scored what could end up being a contender for goal of the season.
Rodgers speaks out about Sandro
It is good to get the first win in the first game and I am sure the guys will now live up to the favourite tag which we seem to be getting. Steven and young Cadao were absolutely outstanding today and I think the Premier League will need to watch out this season. I am also going on record to say that when Sandro is released from prison he WILL be coming back to Manchester United. The Government have said it is OK and we as a club will be sticking by him. That was the words of Brendan Rodgers there confirming at the end that Sandro still has a place at United.