Fadlu knew the goals would come


Maritzburg snapped an 11-game winless run in style with a 4-2 victory over Cape Town City.

Davids' men followed this up with a 3-0 rout of Baroka this past Friday.

“We have been playing well throughout [the winless] period," Davids told his club's website. “Really good football. Yes we weren’t scoring, but we got some draws, one or two games didn’t go our way.

“If you take the likes of the Pirates game, the Chiefs game, the cup matches against SuperSport, those were all top, top performances. There were a lot of fantastic performances. Now against Baroka we were able to get the goals and kept a clean sheet. I’m very proud of the boys.

“That’s what you get with young players. I knew that when I assembled the team with the youngest ever squad the club has had, I knew there would be ups and downs.

“So when there was pressure from the media, I have to shield them. Because they give their all, 100 percent in training, the spirit is absolutely fantastic. If you support them, allow them to play, you’ll get results.”

The former striker added: “We have 23 players all currently available. Each and every one can play at any time, and that’s exactly what it’s about.”

United, in eighth place on the table with 17 points from 12 games, will visit log leaders Mamelodi Sundowns on Wednesday before ending 2017 with a trip to Golden Arrows on Sunday.