Erm, am I the only one that was (more than) a little surprised at:
1. A right back playing at left back. He still did well though.
2. Playing 4-3-3 with 3 strikers that aren't what I would call, natural footballers. Maybe Macheda is a natural ball player, but Owen, and from what I've seen of Hernandez, those latter two prefer running onto the ball on the shoulder of the last man, rather than picking the ball up deep (like say, Rooney does). 4-3-3 can work if you have two attacking midfielders flanking the striker, or 3 strikers that are adept at playing out wide (Drogba, Messi, Ronaldo). But I seriously doubt that playing that formation will get the best out of Hernandez and Macheda.
3. Owen playing by the end of the night...in central midfield! Actually, he did look pretty comfortable on the ball, passed short and relatively long with accuracy, so maybe he is better on the ball than I gave credit for!
But at the end of the day, we won. We did score quite a few goals and in the end were quite comfortable. But HUGE credit to Scunthorpe! Thought they were magnificant. Pretty much unknown players to me (except Josh Wright from Football Manager! Who plays for England in my game..and I think could play Premier League football soon).
Bebe looked like he has something about him. A bit of swagger and confidence. I loved the way, pretty much his 2nd touch of the ball was to come in from the left and smack a 25 yard shot from the angle. Looks very pacy and strong, but so far, haven't seen anything new to what we have already seen for the reserves, but I have already been impressed by Bebe!
Ah, Rio had a good run out. Scunthorpe's striker, Fonte?, was hugely quick and caused quite a few problems, but Smalling and Rio dealt with him eventually.
Anderson looked okay. A bit rusty passing wise, but doesn't seem to have lost any of his vision, and accuracy will increase with match time.