Manchester United kept their 100% record in this seasons Champions Leauge intact with a 2-1 win away in Romania.
United made it hard for themselves when yet more poor defending allowed Cluj to take the lead early on. United recovered with a goal in each half to take home the 3 vital points.
United played a very safe game, one built on keeping possession, more so once they had taken the lead. This kept real high quality attacks to a minimum as they looked to keep it processional and come away with the win.
There were however, so nice moments to enjoy. Here are my picks…
1. Tom Cleverley Pass, Robin van Persie chance
Love this little pass from Cleverley as his first touch chips the ball up, his 2nd plays a lovely little ball in towards Van Persie who hits a nice effort on the turn just wide.
2. Tom Cleverley flick
Cleverley looked bright and tidy all game, trying to keep the tempo high and looking to ensure United kept possession at the same time. Here he pulls off a nice little backheel flick pass to get United moving forward.
3. Robin van Persie Goal
Brilliant goal by United, made by a beautiful pass by Wayne Rooney to match the great movement of Robin van Persie who then used a delicate little touch to guide the ball past the onrushing keeper. Class all round.
4. Patrice Evra skill
Evra produced this lovely piece of skill to beat his man as he looked to move down the left flank. The referee somehow saw a foul in there sadly and gave a free kick against the United defender.
5. David de Gea save
As per usual when De Gea gets a start, he makes a brilliant save and features on this blog. This save was not only brilliant, as he uses one hand to turn the ball around the post, but it was vital in keeping United ahead with only a minute of injury time left.