Hernandez is great and Rooney is definitely back to his best
Doing what he does…
John Terry is back as England captain, Arsenal probably aren’t going to win anything, Wayne Rooney is playing pretty well – it’s as if the last year never happened.
Anyway, Manchester United were decent enough going forward against Marseille, while at the back they looked bloody dreadful for the most part.
However, while Rooney was good, it was potential buy of the season, Javier Hernandez, and Michael Carrick (really) who impressed The Spoiler…
Hernandez is fast becoming one of our favourites. He seems to score with every chance he gets, always claps an attempted pass and gives a great big thumbs up to anyone who assists him – especially to The Big Man.
It says something that Dimitar Berbatov – a man who has found the net 19 times in the league this term – now seems to be left on the bench when Sir Fergie decides to play two upfront. In all fairness to the Andy Garcia-alike though, it seems to be mainly because Hernandez compliments Rooney better, rather than anything he’s done wrong.
Without the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo or Carlos Tevez chipping in with one or two goals, United look like they could do with a Ruud van Nistelrooy-esq poacher to get on the end of crosses. Hernandez is certainly doing that at the moment.
Meanwhile, Carrick kept things ticking over nicely, didn’t he? The Spoiler isn’t expecting universal agreement here, but he was very tidy and did what he’s employed to do. OptaJoe had this to say on Twitter this morning:
“Michael Carrick misplaced just four of his 58 passes tonight & had the best pass completion rate on the pitch (93%). Control.”
He’s never going to dominate a game, but sideways passes do need to be played to move players and create space and stuff, so – rightly or wrongly – we thought the boy done good.
Is Hernandez the best buy of the season? Is Carrick actually rubbish? Let us know what you think with a little comment below…