17 August 2008
Dear Manchester United, the idea is to finish the ball
Manchester United and Newcastle captured the first draw of the 2008-2009 Premiership season and from the 60th minute on, it was clear that Manchester Untied were never going to break through the Newcastle defense.
Shay Given was extremely confident in goal for the Magpies and the fact that most of Man U's second half chances were either off target or lacking in creativity, certainly helped his cause.
The Red Devil's set a furious pace, but it seemed like a lot of panicked running and not a lot of clever build up, while Newcastle just soaked it up.
A warning sign for Man U in my mind was that the most impressive man on the pitch was 98 year old Ryan Giggs! Either this performance was a case of first match nerves (like last season...I know) or they are in desperate need for Ronaldo to move from the stands back to the midfield.