Footy View's Thoughts of the Week
After another intense weekend of football, what have have we learned from the Premier League, La Liga and The Football League?
Manchester United are very much title contenders
After a strong display against Swansea in a 4-1 win, Manchester United can not be counted out of the title race. Robin Van Persie again showed his class by scoring two world class goals, while Nemanja Vidic highlighted that he’s still one of the best defenders in the Premier League. Danny Welbeck also showed promise by doubling his Premier League goal tally from last season by scoring two, the England international could have a much larger role this season for the Champions.
Bolton may not be promotion contenders
A season that promises so much has started horribly for Bolton, after only registering two points in their first two. They were beaten heavily on Saturday by a Nottingham Forest side that have looked pristine in their opening three games. A red card for influential midfielder, Darren Pratley only added to their woes, a visit of QPR to the Reebok couldn’t have come at a worst time.
Real Betis could finish top four
After selling Benat to Athletic Bilbao, it could be easy to think that Real Betis would struggle this year. However a fine performance in a 2-1 defeat to Real Madrid, they were signs the Seville based club could finish in the Champions League spots. Joan Verdu put a commendable performance in on his debut. Cedric, signed from Numancia, was dazzling on the football as he tormented the Real Madrid defence. The former Atletico Madrid youth player could be the driving force of Betis this season, filling in the void left by Benat.
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