September was a decent month. Good wins at Liverpool and Wigan Athletic were really inspiring. The loss at Tottenham Spurs was extraordinarily irritating. Against spurs, losing in that way was demoralizing and focused the defensive frailties. On the opposite side, Kagawa’s movement and Rooney’s push in the second half was really good to see.
The following month, in October, we had 3 matches. 2 Away matches and 1 home match for us. The first match of October was against Newcastle United who were doing decent themselves followed by the match against Stoke City at Old Trafford. The last match in October was against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
Newcastle United 0 – 3 Manchester United (Away)
It was a completely different match with goals scored by the defenders and a midfielder. Evans and Evra scored the first two goals in the first half of the match at the eighth and fifteenth minute of the match. Cleverley finished of the scoreline at 3-0 with a sublime shot. Many thanks had to be given to David De Gea for making a superb save in the 50th minute from a Papis Cisse strike.
Manchester United 4-2 Stoke City (Home)
Another good match. This match saw the goals scored by the forwards while goals were also let in on our side. Stoke went ahead with Rooney’s own goal in the 11th minute. It was cancelled by a Rooney strike in the 27th minute. United quickly pulled ahead in the end of the first half with a goal from Robin van Persie in the 44th minute. Welbeck made it 3-1 in the 46th minute before Kightly pulled it back to 3-2 with a 58th minute goal. Rooney then came back to finish Stoke off at the 65th minute making the scoreline read 4-2 at the end of 90 minutes.
Chelsea 2-3 Manchester United (Away)
A nail-biting match with 2 red cards for the Chelsea team. It started with a Luiz own goal in the 4th minute from brilliant play Rooney, Young and Robin van Persie. The dutchman made it 2-0 with another good goal in the 15th minute. Chelsea found a way into the game quickly with blistering pace making it 2-2 with goals Mata and Ramires on the either side of the break. What followed were a straight red to Ivanovic for fouling Young and 2 yellows for Torres making the match 11 vs 9. Hernandez broke the deadlock, proving to be the devil (pun intended) against Hernandez with a 75th minute goal.
Start of November
Looking beyond October, November was a very important with 5 matches coming up and the 3 wins from October put us in the 2nd position in the table. Wins in the next month was surely going to put us into the top spot. The five matches arranged in November were Arsenal, Aston Villa, Norwich City, Queens Park Rangers and West Ham. 3 were home matches while the 2 were played away from Old Trafford.