And the action is BACK!The wait was excruciating, especially since the kick off was further delayed till Monday, but boy it was well worth the wait. Although it's too early and unwise to draw broad conclusions, it is a good start. Remember we lost to a promoted side on the opening day last season. So although we''ll have many tougher fixtures ahead, the result of this one was never a certainity.
Here's are some quick observations from the game.
4. Chicharito is human, afterall. I don't think there was a game between the World Cup and today that he hadn't scored in. Sir Alex thought he was a bit 'over anxious' and I agree. It's only a matter of time before he gets on the score sheet and then it'll be hard to stop him.
3. Everyone needs to get off Rooney's back. It's the first game of the season FFS!
2. Evra is out to bust the 'pre season is important' myth. He had no problems with playing almost the entire game at good pace. Training for match fitness is for mortals.
1. Scholes is God. One of the most dominating midfield display you'll see all season. Incredible pass completion rate.Check out his passing chalkboard courtesy of the Guardian and Zonal Marking.