Ok, panic and depression put to one side for a while, there were many positives to take from this game:
Pienaar and baines, despite being our only outlet for about 60 minutes, cut through villa like butter. They must have known that we attack down the left and tried to stop it but couldn't.
Saha looked hungry, whether it is the insult of Beckford being picked over him or his french call-up, he looked a lot better today.
Coleman, only 30 minutes but enough to give us some idea of whether he can perform further up the pitch, in my opinion he should be given a start there. I know people will say that with Man U next it's not the time to play him but we need to defend solidly against them, who can know their defensive duties better than a right back playing right mid?
Fellaini, miscue for their goal aside, looked very solid today, breaking up attacks and picking passes like the injury hasn't affected him at all.
My biggest gripe today was the set-pieces, with that many we should really have scored, or at least forced Friedal into a few saves, some work on them in training needed I think.
Now, let's try and stay optimistic, I'd sooner be where we are now than at the same point last season, one good result and I can really see this side clicking into place. Rather than our season being changed by a Neville tackle in December, let's fucking beat Man U and go on from there!