Kevin Pilkington Review: Swansea City

Kevin Pilkington Review: Swansea City

Kevin Pilkington reviews the win over Swansea City.

Another game, another 1-0 win – the performance was less than exciting yet again – do you think we needed a run like this to get back on track, or are you concerned about our form?

Another win and another clean sheet are positives in my eyes. After conceding a lot of goals earlier in the season it looks like we are back to our best defensively. It would be nice if we were scoring more goals and I’m sure this is a cause for concern. But we have quality players who I’m sure will start to score goals and take the pressure of the lads at the back!

Nemanja Vidic’s return has seen us regain some shape defensively and David De Gea is continuing to impress – Fergie’s recent comments about Rio have provoked an on pitch shuffle, with Rio moving to left centre back to ensure he isn’t exposed by Jones’ runs forward. Do you think Jones has made himself undroppable now?

Like I have said in previous weeks he has been a revelation. His energy, enthusiasm and most of all his quality is something I wasn’t expecting. For Capello to put him in the same bracket as Baresi is a massive compliment to him. At the moment he would be the first name on my team sheet!

Javier Hernandez is proving to be valuable on the road this season; after his equaliser at Liverpool, he’s netted early winners at Everton and again at the weekend. We don’t need to say how lethal he is; the recent goals showed just how crucial that cutting edge can be – he recently signed a new long term contract, can you see him becoming a United legend or do you think he is destined to end up on the Southern coast of Spain?

He will be at United for years to come hopefully. I’m sure he knows how lucky he is and what faith Sir Alex has in him. Every one would have been trying to buy him after the World Cup but Sir Alex had already done his homework.

Tom Cleverley’s return to action lasted only part of the Everton game; some suggest that his short return coincided with the best football we’ve played since he was injured, and we’ve played badly since. Would you agree, and are we relying too heavily on him?

He showed at the start of the season what a good player he is but he has been injured for the majority of the season and we have been winning games. I do think Sir Alex will look to buy a midfielder in January. I think we are lacking a bit of creativity in there.

Sir Alex just celebrated 25 years in charge… What do you think about the stand being named after him?

The best manager we have ever seen… A very honourable man who I had the pleasure to call my boss. A fitting tribute to him that his name will always be seen at Old Trafford. Legend!

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