Manchester United haven’t been playing the most attractive football this season and some of their performances haven’t been to their usually high standards, but the last two games has seen them produce the kind of form that saw them thrash Arsenal 8-2 in the bwin special at the beginning of the Premier League campaign.
With a convincing 2-0 win at QPR on Sunday, United last night put 5 past Fulham at Craven Cottage and Sir Alex Ferguson was delighted with the performance put in by his Manchester United side and so was bwin betting who backed a high scoring game.
It has been a difficult season as United have had to play catch up with their City rivals who are playing very well and leading the way going into Christmas, but the 5-0 victory at Craven Cottage ensured that United will head into Christmas within touching distance of arch-rivals Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table.
Alex Ferguson said that last nights performance was the best if the season from his side as they not only put in 5 and kept a clean sheet, but they ad to deal with a number of injures which caused them to reshuffle the side.
“I think it was one of our best performances of the season, particularly first half when we played some superb football,” Ferguson said.
“It’s not an easy place to come, as we have experienced in the last three years by taking one point from nine. That tells you have difficult it is.
“But tonight we played on song and continued on from the great performance on Sunday against Queens Park Rangers.
“We have had to make changes tonight. We have ended up with Antonio (Valencia) at right-back, Rio Ferdinand missing, so great credit to the players for standing up to the problems of today.”
Ferguson saw Phil Jones forced off in the first half after catching an elbow from Clint Dempsey, and his replacement Ashley Young also failed to see out the game as he limped off shortly before the hour mark.
Asked for his take on the Jones incident, Ferguson said: “It was an elbow, but it wasn’t intentional. We will be sending him for an X-ray tomorrow. It doesn’t look great.
On Young, he added: “The other tackle on Ashley was a very aggressive tackle. He had to come off too.
“We are picking up these injuries at the moment. We are alright in the striking department, they are all available, it’s other areas that we are picking up injuries.”
It will be unfortunate to see Phil Jones out with injury as he has been sensational this season for the Champions and seems to be improving with each game. He’s also one of Ferguson’s most important players, with his drive, energy and quality but also for his tremendous versatility too.
It will be interesting to see how United cope with any injuries over the busy Christmas period, because any slip ups will see them fall further behind a strong looking Manchester City.