A select round-up of morning news relating to Manchester United…
Manchester United fans will wake up this morning safe in the knowledge that it was not all a dream. After failing to beat Chelsea, Liverpool or Manchester City in the league this season, David Moyes’ side finally took three points off one of the ‘big boys’, beating Arsenal 1-0 at Old Trafford.
Speaking after the match, Moyes said he thought the title race would be extremely tight.
“I don’t think anyone’s going to run away with it,” he told the BBC.
“I think there (will be) a lot of ups and downs. It’s a close-run league this year. I think there will be a few shocks.”
Some would argue United’s win was a shock in itself, such is the way they and their visitors had been playing previously. But in truth United fully deserved their victory, with Phil Jones and Wayne Rooney deserving particular praise for their performances.
In other news, Liverpool are said to have joined the race for reported United target Moussa Dembele (no, not that one). This one is a 17-year-old striker currently playing for Fulham.
The Mirror reports that Brendan Rodgers is keen to secure the player ahead of United, either in January or next summer.
Given the form of loan striker Angelo Henriquez, the promise of Will Keane and the other forwards currently at Moyes’s disposal, the question has to be if United need another striker or should be focusing on areas further back in the pitch.
Then again…perhaps you can never have enough goal-scorers.
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