The often overused cliche of "A game of two halves" wouldn't be more applicable to this game. Manchester United paid the price for not making the domination count in the first half and killing the game off. And when things resumed at the restart, they were faced by an entirely different Everton team that truly took the game to the Champions. With Rio and Wes having rare moments that'd make Titus Bramble seem reliable, in the end a draw was not all that bad a result.
This season, the signs aren't great. We aren't as solid at the back - that was the single-most significant factor in our success last season. And when you leak goals in almost every game, you have to be firing on all cylinders up front. I am still not convinced about Berbatov. Does he fit the system? Is Fergie taking a gamble by keeping Tevez out of the team? Does Berbatov have what it takes to make the difference in scrappy away games like this? Questions that Fergie must find the answers to pretty soon.
So, another two points dropped, and with that a chance to cut the lead at the top. A draw at Stamford bridge tomorrow will probably neutralize this result, a win for Chelski and it's going to be a tough ask catching up.