Watched the match on an intermittent web connection then 9 hours later woke up to the news that Pedro has gone to Chelsea.. So 3-1, Memphis scores two terrific goals, Fellaini gets that all important third, but the fans are split on the Pedro non signing. You have to think Van Gaal has something up his sleeve. If it’s not Muller is it Bale? Woodward was in Barcelona on Monday. He obviously didn’t go for a long lunch. Something happened between late Monday afternoon and late Tuesday night.
All of this slightly overshadows a very good performance on Tuesday. Admittedly Brugge were without 6 regular starters, had a man sent off, and are not an elite European side, but they were always on the back foot and when they did threaten United were quicker, stronger and more determined.
If the back four continues like this and stay clear of injury – I’m repeating myself here – it’s a solid platform particularly when you add in the defensive cover Schneiderlin provides.
Despite the angst and envy about Pedro United are making a lot of progress.
Last night was a huge step forward for Memphis, but to me me he’s still a work in progress. It’s when he does it away against Chelsea that he’s a superstar.