We were just two names out with our team prediction last night and while it could have gone either way with Livermore or Huddlestone, the change of keeper from Thursday night’s game at Hearts was unexpected.
We all knew that Brad Friedel hadn’t been brought in solely as back up, particularly after Carlo Cudicini had just signed a new one year contract but after sharing the duties in pre-season, it looked as if the error prone Gomes was keeping the jersey.
There appeared to be no blame placed on Friedel for any of United’s goals last night and although he may be handing back the jersey to the Brazilian on Thursday, he can expect to remain between the posts when Manchester City visit the lane three days later.
After such a disappointing result it was hard to find any positives but maybe this is the only one. So have we welcomed this move and breathed a collective sigh of relief?