Date: 16th December 2009 at 8:35pm
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Patrice Evra voiced what I also feel: that we should have scored more goals against Wolves yesterday. United missed a hatful of chances before going ahead in the 30th minute via a Wayne Rooney penalty but we did not try hard enough to improve our goal difference which is inferior to Chelsea’s (and Arsenal’s as well).

‘I was not happy to only score three goals,’ said Evra.

‘We respect Wolves but we should have done better.

‘The goal difference is important and, in a game like that, we should have won by five or six.’


And not just because the simple maths. Winning by big margins gives confidence and momentum which can be very important. Last season one of my main gripes was that we all too often settled for 1-0 or 2-0, going for a safe and dull approach. If you do that, teams will come to your ground and think they can get something – and one must admit that it does not look like as if teams are still afraid of coming to Old Trafford. That’s something we should rectify.