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…

4 responses so far
  • Jens // March 16, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    Chicharito opened my eyes at the World Cup and has fast become my second favorite United player behind Vidic. He’s worth more than every penny.

  • Englishman // March 16, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    Sorry, but one statistically good performance does not make Carrick a good player. According to the Wife, the only thing she hears me shout when watching United is, “F*cking Hell, Carrick!” at every misplaced pass, every lame tackle attempt, every lost attacker.
    Chicharito on the other hand, is an absolute star. And have you seen his Mum?! MILF.

  • Nic da Dic // March 17, 2011 at 1:36 am

    Thank god Rooney is back to screwing hookers.

    You DONT mess with a winning recipe.

    What’s Tiger Woods waiting to get back in teh saddle, so to speak?
    It cant be that Charlie Sheen has banged all the porn stars in Hollyweird.

    Tiger has to go back to the things he did when things were going well.
    If that includes shagging whores, then thats what has to be done.
    Its called dedication to one’s craft.

  • ike annor // March 17, 2011 at 1:39 am

    chicharito reminds me so much of the dutch master of goals rud van nisterory. kudos to sir alex and his team for bring him in. i think this is the just the beginning of great things to come from chicharito

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