Colours never run wrote:What did you make of Noble in the 1st half watching back Bubbles?
Same as watching it live - thought he was decent. He was the one player in our central midfield who looked pretty comfortable in possession. Physically almost all our boys took a bit of a stomping in that half.
Obiang and Masuaku were the two who really couldn't cope with the intensity of Man U's onslaught between 10-30 minutes. Fernandes was a bit peripheral. Reid and Ogbonna were just about hanging in.
The odd bit is that it looked like we had weathered the storm, then bang - they hit us on the counter.
The free kick goal didn't kill us as much as I felt it did at the time - we kept plugging away until the last five minutes.
Having watched it back, it looks like Reid was Lukaku's marker during that game, Masuaku had Bailly at the corners, Ogbonna had Pogba. Reid and Masuaku lost Lukaku at a corner after about 6-7 minutes both going with Bailly.
Watching their first goal on replay was interesting - see which players were busting a gut to get back, and which of them had the speed to match Man U's in a sprint.