Stoke, and everything looked rosy after the Liverpool win, against a Stoke side who hadn’t won here for ages hadn’t even scored a goal against us and hadn’t yet won a game.
I changed pitch to near the Mercedes garage and bumped into many old friends and ex working colleagues. Amazingly it kept fine and I felt a bit hot in my big coat. News came through that the rags had scraped a draw at Burnley. Pretty lethargic display from our lads and for the second time in a week we conceded a goal from our corner.
“We played as though we had one eye on an important mid-week European game” I was told after the game as the rains came and I was glad of my big coat. And “The Engineer got that one wrong with his team selection”
Papers were full of how fitting the win was for Mark Hughes after his ‘brutal sacking’ by City, and how many ex united players were involved. Now I have no problem with Hughes, I supported him as City manager, but let’s face it we’ve won two Prem titles, one FA Cup, one League Cup and one Charity Shield since he left. This was also his first win against City since he left, being in charge of Fulham, QPR, and Stoke.
Funnily enough, no mention of ex City players Trippier and Mee in Burnley’s magnificent performance v the rags.
Transfer deadline’s come and gone and Micah’s off to Fiorentina, with Huws to Wigan, Guidetti to Celtic on loan, whilst Negredo’s off to Valencia. Why when united have apparently gazumped us over Falcau?
Total excitement over the money spent in this window contrasting with how we ruined the game a few years ago!
KK217 deadline is also upon us and loads of stuff in already!