Yes we are top of the league going into this annoying two break at the start of the season for the international break and world cup qualifiers. It’s nothing to get carried away about but I don’t think we could have had a better start than we already have though do you? Yes some may argue that we haven’t “played anyone” and the fixtures may have been easy compared to some of the other Premier League teams who’ll be going for the title. However, some of these games are the ones we didn’t win last year, of course we didn’t lose them either but we certainly did draw them as you all remember.
Okay we didn’t win the Super Cup at the start of the month, in a game we were easily outplayed by Real Madrid as they showed their true class and ability which we’re miles away from still currently. However, we didn’t let it affect our opening league game against West Ham United just five days as we thrashed them 4-0.
The Hammers were poor and after getting hammered by three goals away at Newcastle on Saturday, as well as losing to Southampton and conceding three too have shown they’re not great. Still we had a job to do on the opening day and we did it superbly with a fantastic performance with some free-flowing football that delighted me. I certainly enjoyed my beers after the game that day after goals from Lukaku (two), Martial and Pogba.
Swansea away seemed as if it was going to be a little bit more tricky and it was compared to what the score line suggests as the Swans certainly had their chances and put up a better fight than West Ham. However, three quick fire goals in five minutes going into the last ten minutes of the game from Lukaku (80), Pogba (82), Martial (84) sealed the win. Bailly had scored our opener too and so we had another three points to keep us top of the league, just ahead of Huddersfield Town and West Bromwich Albion of all teams.
Then on Saturday another tougher game than the last at home to Leicester, who have improved dramatically since Craig Shakespeare took charge towards the back-end of last season. They certainly made it hard for us and once Romelu Lukaku had missed a penalty I think a few of us wondered whether the game was heading for one of those awful draws like last season. It didn’t though as Mourinho used his substitutions wisely once again and for a third game running a we had players scoring after they came off the bench in both Rashford and Fellaini. As well as that, we are scored goals in the 80th plus minute for a third game running which shows to me where we are at as a squad. They’re all together as one and whether you’re on the bench or not you’re putting in a shift and contributing to the team when required.