Manchester United overcome yet another poor start to a game to win 3 points and remain top of the league.
United continued their recent trend of conceding the first goal, but reacted quickly (and with good impacts of the subs bench) to score 3 goals, and ensure victory.
Darren Fletcher got his first League start of the campaign, and got himself on the score sheet too, in what was one of feel good moments of the season so far.
United were at slow pace for the first half and it was not until a goal down and the introduction of Javier Hernandez and Anderson that United started to play with more directness and pace to their attacks. Its like this we see United at their best.
There were lots of great moments throughout, here are my Top 5 GIFs of the game…
1. Rio Ferdinand control
As the ball drops from a poor Anders Lindegaard kick, Rio Ferdinand controls the ball instatnly and calmy passes it on as a defender attempts to blitz him.
2. Wayne Rooney pass, Young chance
As the ball is played into Wayne Rooney he uses his first touch to flick the ball up and then plays a stunning little pass to Paul Scholes. Despite it looking perfect to be hit on the volley, and with much of the crowd expecting it, Scholes instead plays a nice little pass out to Ashley Young whos drilled effort goes narrowly wide.
3. Darren Fletcher flick pass
Lovely little flick with the outside of his boot around the defender from Darren Fletcher, who continues to get the return pass. 1-2 football at its best.
4. Wayne Rooney Pass, Robin van Persie chance
Another brilliant pass by Wayne Rooney, this time with the outside of his boot and chipped into the run of Van Persie who couldnt find a finish from a tight angle.
5. Nick Powell backheel
What I like about this back-heel was the timing and subtlety of it, which resulted in him getting knocked to the ground it was executed that well.
The Man Utd GIF Goals
Bonus United GIFs
More beautiful flick passes from Van Persie and Danny Welbeck
Rio Ferdinand attacks (including step over and nice pass)
Javier Hernandez back-heel
Nick Powell take and run
Nice striker play by Van Persie (Control, hold up and pass)