United Make A Few Errors But Stay In Race
In a month where Manchester United suffered two costly defeats against title rivals, they had an absolutely amazing match against Southampton when they had 39 shots on goal, and luckily they won because it would have been a travesty if they did not win!
Smalling celebrates his goal against West Brom
Arsenal 1-1 Mancester United
Sandro, Naismith, Clyne
Manchester United 3-2 Chelsea
Naismith (16), Ginter (43), Draxler (67)
Clyne, Sneiderlin, Buttner
Torres (1), Hazard (13)
Manchester United 3-1 West Brom
Smalling (41), Naismith (46), Welbeck (78)
Manchester City 2-1 Manchester United
Toure (56), Aguero (71)
Ginter, Stones, Buttner
Newcastle United 2-1 Manchester United
Remy (42, 80)
Evans, Van Persie, Buttner
Manchester United 2-0 Southampton
Draxler (51), Naismith (63)
Premier League Table
Manchester United 3-1 Zenit
Van Persie (5), Ginter (79), Stones (90+2)
Smalling, Jones, Clyne
Group H Table
Champions League 1st Knockout Round
In the Champions League draw, there are all the usual suspects but the surprising outfit this season is Czech side Viktoria Plzen, who topped there group by 5 points and have a tie against Chelsea as a reward and they will have to really not underestimate the Czech side. Ajax play Man Utd, Schalke play Man City and the tie of the round is Dortmund against Atletico.
Rodgers celebrates Southampton victory
We had a great month in my view. I would like to say sorry for the two game dip in form though. The Man City match really frustrated me because we had done so well up unitl then and we ended up just awful. I just wanted to cry at the end of the match and I blanked the side because they new they had let the fans down. I stuck with the same team to play Newcastle and we were hopeless again so I dropped Rooney for the Southampton match and my god did they do well.
We had 39 shots to there two and hit the woodwork 9 times! Steven Naismith now has 12 goals already this season. His best ever season was 15 goals for Kilmarnock in 2006/07 season so I think he could get to 20 goals and maybe more.
I want to give a shout out to Julian Draxler too because he has had a lot of stick for someone so young. I think he has bounced back tremendously and the fans are now on his side.
The match of the month was the Zenit match for me and the performances of John Stones and Matthias Ginter were fantastic. I hope we can close the gap on the leaders Arsenal as we are only 3 points off second but we need Arsenal to slip up and trust me they will because they are not strong enough at the moment.