Just as the reaction at the HT score was over the top, the idea that we're good now after winning that game is also overstated. They were exhausted by the time we finally broke through with another goal. I know Thiago's brain/vision are set at a faster speed, and technically he is a phenomenon, but he's not going to have that kind of time on the ball in a match vs. senior professionals. For me there are still genuine questions about our form (not our ability/lineup/talent, but our form).
Hats off to the Villa kids for putting up such a good fight.
Everyone including Jürgen recognizes the need to bring in another defender, but it has been explained in some detail that because of CoVid's impact on finances, buying someone in January who can make a difference in the back line is not happening. I'd prefer not to declare that it leaves no hope for us to win the league this season.
But we will need for the form to improve. I'd love to see it begin with a win vs. the Mancs. That match can be the catalyst, similar to how last season's was the one that allowed us to sing it out in the open ("Now you're gonna believe us!")