Andy Carroll had a good game last night and certainly as far as our readers are concerned, he was our best player last night, but he admits he should have scored with that header after just 10 minutes.
Andy Carroll – missed golden opportunity to score last night
Andy is of the opinion that the Newcastle side did quite well, given it was always going to be a very tough ask of the newly promoted side at Old Trafford.
This is what Andy told the Evening Chronicle this morning:
“Overall, I thought the team did well,” “This was always going to be the toughest game of the season.” “I had my chance, and I should have put it away, and we had a few other chances as well, and we could have been ahead.”
“I should have scored the first one when Joey put the ball in from a corner.” “It was a great ball and, on another day, I would have put that in.”
“Obviously we knew it was going to be difficult, and it was.” “I thought for the first 35 minutes we did well.” “We kept the ball well, and didn’t let them do what they wanted to do.
“Then the first goal went in, and they took control.” “But we still worked hard.”
Now the important thing is to forget about that game and concentrate all our efforts on Sunday’s early KO game with Aston Villa.
And Andy says that the Newcastle team spirit is still high after last night’s thumping.
“It’s 50-50. Everyone’s disappointed with the result, but all the lads played well.” “We knew it was going to be tough, and it was, but there were positives to take from it.”
“Our tactics were to keep Scholes off the ball, and I thought we did that really well. But as soon as he dropped off, and we let him have the ball, he just ran the game.”
“It was all about the tactics. We needed to stick to them, and not let players like him get the ball.”
The truth is that Paul Scholes (35) is still a terrific player, and he ran the game completely last night, and it’s a real pity he wasn’t in South Africa during the summer playing for England in the World Cup.
Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs (36) are just fantastic players, and they are a credit to both their club and themselves.
They have collectively made 1485 appearances for the Red Devils in their careers with 305 goals between the two of them.
You see what we mean.