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Team performances fluctuate from good to awful...
It is very hard to predict which United team will turn up at the moment, after some really good performances and results the team struggled away at Wolves after being outplayed at Arsenal. They were truly awful in the first half of the Caraboa Cup semi final against Manchester City and the 3-1 reverse could have been much worse. Ole Gunnar has to find what makes the team tick, he needs to find the right mix and instill some confidence. There are tough games ahead and the cup games are becoming increasingly important as our league form falters.
Watford horror show and Christmas greetings.
Manchester United, the team who had recently beaten Manchester City (AWAY) and Tottenham Hotspur as well as progressing to the semi finals of the Carabao (League) Cup turned in a truly dreadful performance to lose 2-0 at bottom of the table Watford. It was a very poor performance and one which sums up the club in 2019 - they find it difficult to perform in those matches they should be winning! In matches against stronger teams - City, Liverpool, Chelsea and Spurs they play much better. Until Ole sorts this out we will achieve very little! Anyway Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to United supporters everywhere.
Back to back big wins!
What a difference a week makes! United and all at Old Trafford are feeling very much better about life and the season ahead. after two important and crucial wins against Spurs and Manchester City within a few days of each other. In the midweek premier league tie at Old Trafford United looked sharper than they have for months as Tottenham were brushed aside by 2-1 with Marcus Rashford getting both goals. This was followed by victory on Saturday evening at Manchester City.
Home draw with Aston Villa shows the state of things...
The results this season, apart from the opening day trouncing of Chelsea, have been poor. Ole's record is looking worse than Jose's was when he was asked to leave last season. The youngsters performed ok in the narrow Europa League defeat last week but the club are heading for another poor season in the league and it is even more depressing when you see who is already 22 points ahead of United at the top of the table!
International break and then it all restarts...
After yet another weekend where the international break means no top flight fixtures, United will return to action at Bramall Lane on 24th November to take on impressive Sheffield United. This is followed by a trip to Astana in the Europa League and then two home matches in quick succession against Aston Villa and Spurs before the Manchester derby at the Etihad on 7th December. United are then at home again on General Election Day in the Europa League v AZ Alkmaar.
Things are getting better....
The results are getting better, the latest 3-0 win at Carrow Road over Norwich City followed on the heels of a win away in the Europa League and a well deserved draw with league leaders Liverpool at Old Trafford. Confidence is returning and OGS has hopefully turned the corner. Next up it is Chelsea away in the League Cup on Wednesday - kick off is 8.05pm.
Too good to go down....?
When I was 13 years of age at the end of rhe 1973-74 season Manchester United were relegated after a couple of torrid seasons but only six years after lifting the European Cup and seven years since their last league title. The club had lurched from pillar to post since the retirement of Sir Matt and the drop to the second division was somehow inevitable. The parallels between then and now are being documented across the internet but suffice to say despite winning the FA Cup, the League Cup and the Europa League since Sir Alex's retirement the club have declined in the league and the current season is shaping up poorly. Liverpool and Manchester City are looking infinitely stronger than us at the moment.
Two disappointing 1-1 draws...
Ahead of the Thursday afternoon Europa League clash with AZ Alkmaar, Manchester United have had two hugely forgettable home draws against Rochdale in the Caraboa Cup and Arsenal in the Premier League. Neither game set the pulses rating and the opening day excitement following the 4-0 defeat of Chelsea now seems a million miles away. United look like a team who will finish in the middle of the table, the rebuilding work may take some time. The Europa League and the domestic cups probably offer the club their best chance of success this season. The top 4 looks a long way off never mind chasing down Liverpool and Manchester City...
It's looking a bit gloomy at Old Trafford
Manchester United were well beaten at West ham on Sunday and the performance from most of the players was not very good. They lacked spark and drive; they were second best in most departments to West Ham United who were good value for their 2-0 win. The sight of Manchester United fans leaving the away section of the ground before the final whistle spoke volumes, they had seen enough. The scrappy one nil win in the Europa league was hardly uplifting and it seems that the euphoria of the opening day's thrashing of Chelsea has long since evaporated. Ole is at the wheel, but needs to steer the troops in the right diection and get them playing to their abilities as soon as possible.
Pogba's penalty miss crucial in Molineux draw
A Paul Pogba penalty miss cost Manchester United dear, as they shared the spoils with Wolverhampton Wanderers in a 1-1 draw at Molineux in Monday evening's televised clash. The game also highlighted how detrimental VAR is proving to the live football experience.
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- Watford horror show and Christmas greetings.
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- Pogba's penalty miss crucial in Molineux draw
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