Started alongside Carsley, but actually all of the 1st half was playing behind Carsley. He had a sizeable titty lip. He performed ok. Lost the ball twice by trying to take 2 touches when given an awkward bouncing ball, but most of the time was delivered absolute suicide balls from Neville so was not his fault. Made some good through balls down the wing but nothing came of them.
2nd half he was pushed on to the left wing with Arteta on the right. He looked chipper(like 'finally this is where I want to be playing' and played some great link up play with Baines and Ossie.
He put in the killer ball to Ossie's feet and made the goal from nothing.
In my opinion, he was the best player on the pitch for us until he was subbed off. A decision by Moyes which lead to us being under pressure for the last 20 minutes of the game.
My MoM went to Osman for the goal and his other 2 cracking shots and he actually wanted to play football more than quite a few others on the pitch today.
If Manny's 2 good shots on goal had have gone in though, then it would have been a MoM performance from him and deservedly so. He had a competent 1st half and a pretty decent 2nd half.
So, what do you think? There was much debate on Radio Merseyside about his supposed 11m price tag, but it seemed most people would offer 4-5m for him if he was available.
I think we could be about to see some good stuff in the remaining games this season from him. He just needs to be played on left mid so his heart is in the game and it appears he starts to shine.
What do you think? What did others think that saw him at the game?