Is the passion dead?

Park scoring opener against Wolves

Ji Sung Park saved Manchester United blushes against Wolves today, as he netted two important goals at the end of both halves to finally secure the 3 points, with former United player, Ebanks-Blake scoring with his first touch after coming on in the second half to level things up at one point and add some more frustrations on United fans and staff, before Park eventually wrapped up the game, but Sir Alex’s decisions, for his 24th anniversary being at the head of the club, will surely raise some questions concerning the team’s future, may be strengthening the reason for which Rooney was demanding an exit from the club some weeks ago. These United players seem to have lost the passion of playing football, as may be only money matters for them from now on, and winning or losing does not make any difference to them as far as the cheques keep coming every week, and at this rate I cannot see any trophy being won this season, and may be the club sliding down soon just like Liverpool did.Hargreaves was handed his first debut after 2 years being out injured, but he lasted only 5 minutes, as following an acceleration followed by a cross, he was seen holding the back of his thigh and it indicated the end of his participation in the match. Bebe was then brought on, but although he tried hard to impress, he was just too much below par for the Premier League level, and more work is needed for him to settle in the team, plus Fabio needed to act as a translator when he was receiving his orders from the United staff before coming on, so he’s still not yet comfy with the language as well. Wolves looked like the ones who could open the score at any time, so badly United were playing, as with Chicharito only forward, they were just sending long balls in his direction, and not accurately at all however. Park however gave United the lead against the run of play in the dying seconds of the 1st half, as he slotted home following a good in-depth pass from Fletcher.

United tried to start the second half on a higher note, but they could not get past the Wolves defense, and the game became dull yet again. Ebanks-Blake, who did his formation at United, was then sent on for Wolves, and with his first touch he scored. Gloom descended on Old Trafford, as the Red Devils yet again looked to sink, but Sir Alex then decided to send on Scholes and Macheda, the latter replacing fellow replacement Bebe, and it was then that United started to play some football in real terms. What annoyed me was that why Sir Alex in the first place sent on Bebe to replace Hargreaves, while Scholes and Macheda were left on the bench till the last 15 minutes. United were not yet safe however, as this time Wolves’ striker Fletcher saw his shot go over Van Der Sar’s bar. But United, with the new arrivals on the field, then started to pressurize Wolves at the back, but we had to wait for the 92nd minute (Fergie time lol) to eventually see Park outfox the Wolves defense and slam a shot on the near post, with the keeper beaten despite diving to try keep it out.

Sir Alex has to personally thank Park I think for saving the day, as with yet another draw or even a defeat today, United could have definitely said goodbye to the title challenge, as both Chelsea and Arsenal play tomorrow, the former against Liverpool in a classic match, while the latter will face Newcastle at the Emirates stadium, and had United failed today, these two teams could have taken the benefits to march on further clear. United’s next stop will be against Man. City on Wednesday for the Premier League derby, and if the Red Devils play like today, the Citizens will surely gobble them up in no time at all, everything now depends on Sir Alex’s decisions yet again on who to play in that game…

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