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Impressive performance against a top side.
Valencia is going to be a sensation for us, its great to see him running at players with such power and pace. He's so direct and is going to get a lot of assists from down the right hand side.
His performance seems to be encouraging Nani to run at players too.
If Owen keeps timing his runs like this he is going to do very well for us this season, and De Laet picked up where he left off against Hull, very good game by the youngster.
Perfectly good goal from Berbatov ruled out too.
Kuszczak pulled off a super save early in the second half, wont be an easy one for Fergie picking between the two.
Rio and Evra were in fine form, two of the worlds best players.
All in all its been a promising pre-season, bring on Chelski!
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Thats not quite accurate John, yeah he had 4 chances and converted none of them, but his performance was anything but sh*t.
He had one shot excellently saved, two only miss by inches, and one that he couldn't get his body around.
Best to get those games out of the way in pre-season!
I know we have to be cautious because it is only pre-season, but Valencia does look bloody good, and Rooney really seemed to enjoy linking up with him. Macheda looked very good again, and even at such a young age I have abandoned reservations about him not being quite ready and can see him pushing for a starting place.
Cleverley looked very confident, and Gibson powering through the midfield and unleashing ferocious shots at times seemed reminiscent of Roy Keane or even Gerrard. Very impressive...
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I also like the look of Macheda. He has a real nasty streak and isn't afraid of mixing it at 17yrs. Hard as nails , Fergie described him as, and he looks it. Could be massive.
Shouldn't we all be crying 'Cleverley for England', 'chance of making the WC'. 'super show in front of Fabio' . Oh sorry I forgot we are not Arsenal fans are we....... Seriously though he does look like a very bright player.
i know you'll all laugh, but about 3years ago I said Gibson reminded me of Gerrard , I got a lot of stick from our resident ABus. But if he can continue gaining confidence, maybe, just maybe.
I like the look of the Team, its a Team again!
''Impressive performance against a top side?''
Get a grip FOOL. They OBVIOUSLY didn't take the friendly match seriously as Man U did >>> a WHOLESALE changes in the 2 period proved it. Before Valencia made their 10 substitution you could see that they were the better side TECHNICALLY and created the far better chances on goal but their hearts was not in it.
Don't read too much into the match.
And the bonus of the youngsters who all did well - de Laet and Fabio both very adventurous but also solid in defence, Cleverley with a well taken goal, Gibson with a couple of really good attempts and Macheda good vision to set up Gibson for a shot on goal.