After two 1-0 wins in the league against Stoke at home and Aston Villa away we now sit 2nd in the league with 6 points and no goals conceded, any team would be over the moon if they were offered that at the start of the season.
We’ve been playing well so far and a lot of the new players have settled in well particularly Kolo Toure and the penalty saving hero Simon Mignolet. Jamie Carragher had big shoes to fill and most of the fans have said Kolo has done that and more, so far. As for Mignolet…no one has scored against him yet and he gained us 2 points alone by saving Walters penalty.
Watching the team so far I am happy, but there’s still work to do, we have already demonstrated that we can win games when below par (Villa) and winning games when playing well (Stoke) – these were 2 areas where we suffered quite often last season.
The next game is out first against a title contending team and this will show if we can stand up to them – we won’t get top 4 if we can’t get points against top teams at home. I am lucky enough to have tickets to this game involving an ex-Everton manager managing a United side. How lucky am I?
But for now, the signs are good and definitely better than I thought it would be, if Suarez still has focus after his transfer saga then we have a real force on our hands this season.