Tottenham did much right, unfortunately the brute strength of the Tourettes riddled Rooney, the pacy parasite Ronaldo not to mention Clothes Peg Salesman of the year Tevez were all too much in the end. From the moment Keane's goal went in the wasps nest was well and truly poked.
But what was depressing was the breaking news that Jermaine Jenas was really a totally plop footballer. His performance against Arsenal is now being investigated by both the FA and UFO Abduction Analysts. His short passes were useless, his failure to score when through on goal an unforgivable shambles.
Beyond depressing... was the moment an Old Trafford cleaner noticed something akin to small piece of a cheese on a bench in the Away dressing room at half time. It transpired it was in fact Michael Dawson's brain. Without this vital organ, Awesome Dawson used the wit and judgement of a turnip when deciding to handle the ball away from Rooney.
Elsewhere, Berbatov wasn't at his best either, with the phrase 'another underhit pass then' being much used in the HH household. Tainio was largely good, Steed battled to little effect. Huddlestone made one foul up but was otherwise good enough. O'Hara was really up against it and displayed real determination. Lee had a good game. Lennon was everywhere and consequently ran out of steam.
Cerny was solid enough, right up until Ronaldo's last goal fizzed under him. Boateng and Defoe came on and made no difference... Keane was permanently too far forward and about 87% of all passes to him were intercepted. Gunter looked the part.
Tactically Tottenham looked sharper than I can remember. Especially defensively. It was this organisation that sheltered us for so long as Tevez snarled and and spat at the gates. But ultimately Spurs couldn't weather the storm. Without King we are fragile. Sure this was Manchester United, but 3-1 puts us in our place.
A respectable enough team performance marred by an all too frequently rubbish Jenas and a piece of defending that was so stupid even Chipperfield's Clown School have dropped it from their syllabus.
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