Crystal Palace 8/11/14

Clean sheet and a win, so good overall particularly with yet another back four. But this was against Palace who showed little ambition and with our forward line, we should have converted a few more. Great game for Luke Shaw

Chelsea 26/10/14

A good point against the probable champions. Yet more injuries ruled out Falcao and Jones. We could have done with Falcao as RVP was mostly ineffective until injury time. Rooney is back for the derby.......

West Ham 27/9/14

Hung on towards the end after Rooney's red card. The forward line is coming together with RVP and Rooney on the scoresheet but the back line continues to change thanks to yet more injuries. Good debut performances for Shaw & McNair but a consistent back 4 will be needed as the harder games get closer.

Everton 5/10/14

Back to back wins! Falcaos first goal, Di Maria getting better with each game and a fantastic performance from De Gea to keep us in the game. Chelsea and City loom ever closer though and you would expect both to beat us comfortably with our defence playing as it is.

QPR 14/9/14

So after the loosening of the purse strings in the transfer window, the performance did not disappoint although to be fair, QPR were poor and we will face much stiffer opposition this season. Still, a good start and Di Maria and Blind were particularly impressive.