Having jumped back up to third on the Hyundai A-League ladder, Adelaide United are finally showing signs of the kind of soccer they want to play this season. Last week, I was among the 33,000 people who flocked to see United take on bitter rival Melbourne Victory in a top of the table clash. For a game to be as hyped as it was, United played terribly, much to the disappointment of the fans around me. But now, having dispatched Perth Glory 2-nil, United are finally taking to manager Josep Gombau’s quick passing, aggressive style of play. Sergio Cirio scored once again for the Reds with Awer Mabil using his pace to score a goal in the trouncing of Perth. Cirio previously goaled in the Victory clash and caused James Donachie to give away an own goal against Brisbane Roar. With Djite likely to return this week for United’s clash against Melbourne City, the Reds will be hoping to make it two wins on the trot and get their season up and running. Personally, I believe Gombau needs to make Awer Mabil a starter. Mabil’s agility and flair sees him create many chances every game and bringing him on with 20 minutes to go is not right. Mabil and Cirio on the wings with Djite as the striker, United would be very strong offensively. For now though, Gombau’s game plan seems to be working and if it leads to more wins, I hope it stays that way.