Five things we learned in Man Utd’s 2-0 win over QPR

1. Marouane Fellaini is key

The game changed when Marouane came on, and he scored the all-important goal which gave United the breakthrough. His resurgence to form has been wonderful to watch, and long may it continue.

2. The 5-3-2 needs to be binned off

It comes as no surprise that as soon as United switched to a back four the football was a whole lot better from Manchester United. For some reason, the three centre-backs just doesn’t seem to suit us, but Louis van Gaal’s stubbornness may mean we could be stuck with it for a while yet.

3. James Wilson has a huge future

Wilson came on and his pace terrorised the QPR back line fro minute one. He also has an excellent footballing brain for a young man, and was unfortunate not to pick up an assist after a super ball across to Radamel Falcao was turned behind by a last-ditch tackle.

4. Defenders are needed

United still look very susceptible going backwards, and although its highly unlikely we’ll see a new centre-back come in this window, the club still needs a world class defender who can command the game from the back of the pitch. Mats Hummels fits that bill perfectly.

5. David de Gea is world class

The Spaniard made two more stunning saves to stop the in-form Charlie Austin scoring for Harry Redknapp’s men. The second one in particular was an excellent stop, as he got a strong hand to a rocket of an effort and tipped it over.

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