JANUZAJ: OUT OF HIS DEPTH
David Moyes's decision to start Adnan Januzaj for Manchester United at Sunderland on Saturday caused quite the kerfuffle, particularly with fans' favourites Shinji Kagawa and Wilfried Zaha left on the sidelines.
Januzaj is out of his depth
— Kevin Duncan (@kevgod) October 5, 2013
Januzaj for me is not ready needs to be loaned out... he is a bit of a liability defensively — Danny Jackson (@DaNnY17BOD) October 5, 2013
Januzaj u should go off, u r not ready 4 BPL. — Errickson Mwendwa (@_erricko) October 5, 2013
Then the 18-year-old scored two brilliant goals to win the game, and United fans rose to acclaim him.
You forgot about Gheorghe Hagi...
Of course, rival fans were not quite so effusive, canning the Ronaldo parallels and comparing Januzaj to another United 'legend'.
I just hope Januzaj doesn't do a Macheda. Remember him ? Exactly. — Jack Blake (@Jacko_Blake) October 5, 2013
Januzaj will be joining his mate, Macheda at Doncaster in a couple of years. — Dami (@TheChelseaWay) October 5, 2013
HE SMOKES WHEN HE WANTS
Arsenal's form coming into yesterday's game against West Brom: WWWWWWWDWW. But at 1-0 down at the Hawthorns, it was all too much for some fans.
Jenkinson- Donkey Giroud- Donkey Rosicky- Past it Flamini- Poor offensively Wilshere- Liability Ramsey- Ineffective — MesutÖzilAFCMania (@CrazyGooner007) October 6, 2013
Jack Wilshere a liability? Surely just a lone disgruntled fan, right?
Take Wilshere off. Liability to the team at the moment. Jenkinson being exposed as well — From Tears to Beers! (@rforbes070167) October 6, 2013
Including the foul he just got booked for that's 8 times Wilshere has given the ball away. He's a liability today. — WestStandTone (@WestStandTone) October 6, 2013
Please someone tell me what wilshere offers? Fine he has some potential but he is an absolute liability — Nathaniel Brown (@NathanielJSB) October 6, 2013
One Wilshere goal later, and:
Jack Wilshere is a legend. — Craig (@GoonerCraigTH14) October 6, 2013
More consternation at White Hart Lane, where Tottenham lost 3-0 to West Ham.
Ooh, you name-dropper, you!
OSVALDO: I LOVE IT HERE, BUT I WANT OUT
We leave the Twittersphere for the final act, but we have to share this with you.
Last Thursday, Sky Sports published quotes from Southampton’s Daniel Osvaldo saying he was enjoying the challenge of English football.
Osvaldo said: "In England, football is much more physical than Italian and Spanish, and it is played with an impressive rhythm despite the fact it's less technical than in Spain.”
He added: "My dream is to play at Boca once I go back to play football in Argentina."
All very humdrum – until the same interview appeared in yesterday’s Sunday Mirror under the headline: ‘Southampton's £15million striker Dani Osvaldo considering leaving months after 'dream' move’
The Mirror’s version of the quotes: “Football here is so physical, but it doesn’t have the technique and quality that is has in Spain.
“I’m already thinking about moving back to Argentina. I want to play for Boca, that’s my dream.”