There were questions raised over Manchester United’s ability to compensate for Cristiano Ronaldo’s and Carlos Tevez’s absence this season, with critics especially pointing to United being unlikely to compensate for Ronaldo’s goals.
Those critics have been pretty much proven wrong this season, with United scoring as many goals at this stage as they had last season, with a number of players chipping in with more than their share of the goals from last year around.
Republik of Mancunia has the full stats – but essentially, United have scored 26 goals in the first 13 games this season, 1 more than at the same stage last year.
Problems? In defence, maybe, with all the injuries.
I love Ronaldo and would rather have him back, but there’s no doubting that this United side has the ability to deal with the loss of one (or two) players.