Highlight of the weekend was obviously Bradford dispatching Sunderland. Poyet sounded pretty desperate afterwards, bad news for whoever cleans the away dressing room floors
Giroud scored a goal almost as sexy as his face, Sturridge's goal was very nicely taken too, and Brown Ideye suddenly looks pretty handy, though it could be that West Ham were just utter dog pops.
Loads of goals elsewhere, including a collection of blooters from Bayern, Bas Dost battering Leverkusen, Messi scoring something daft like his 25th La Liga hattrick in 300 appearances and PSG imploding just in time for their game against Chelsea despite Zlatan scoring another ridiculous goal.
United go to Preston tonight, with Van Gaal unhappy that all his midfielders are so rubbish he has to play Rooney there, which is an issue because all his forwards are also rubbish.
And speaking of the Dutch Michael Cox, decent article here on last week's 'rant' - https://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/blogs/pitchside-europe/tactical-thinker-louis-van-gaal-at-odds-with-english-football-s-infantile-culture-110647998.html Trying a bit hard maybe, but makes some good points and it provoked an enjoyable amount of righteous indignation from the tabloid hacks who cover United