haha. yup, you're right. we sucked in every department against man utd, especially first half. zonal defending need a lot of alertness on the part of the defenders. that's why i always felt we need one more defender. one which can read the game well and react quickly. otherwise, we'll be at the mercy of late run-ins from defenders or people like scholes who like to sneak in late and score.
nunez out for 6 week ?!!! still, maybe this would give partridge a chance to impress.