We were beaten, not trashed, by a much better side.
They’ve lost Neymar and Cavani but surely they find enough time to setup accordingly for the match at Old Trafford. It was an even game until we lost two crucial members of Ole Gunnar Solksjaer’s attacking system though: Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial by the end of the first half.
Second half they dominated a bit more and played more effectively because our backup players just weren’t good enough. At the end, we got 1 player red carded, they got zero. They scored two, we scored zero.
It’s probably almost impossible to win the second tie in Paris later next month but we have nothing to lose anyway so maybe we have to just give it a go.
A match far from classic Manchester United which Paul Pogba manage to maximize a misplaced pass from Leicester City defender and give it to Marcus Rashford who scores the winning goal. Glad we can win ugly too under Solksjaer. 3 important points away from home!
It wasn’t surprising to see Burnley came to Old Trafford fighting to steal points. They manage to score two and defend the lead until 85th minute before Ole Gunnar Solkjaer’s Manchester United scores two back.
Not the best result but I am sure they’ve learnt a lot as we’re heading to tough February and March with matches against big teams in Champions League, FA Cup and Premier League coming.
I know this isn’t really a decent season review, as I am obviously not a football expert, but that isn’t a reason to try to express my thoughts.
So here it goes.
Although overall there are obvious improvements made but we are constantly inconsistent.
Turned out that we’re ok against the top 6 but lost points to newly promoted clubs which is quite obvious there is a mental problem.
Although FA Cup is and always be special, we can only get just 1 trophy, that if we beat Chelsea in the final this weekend.
Our goalkeeper is again the best player of the year for 4 years in a row. Either he is truly a superman, or the rest of the squad are just bang average and not good enough.
Our youngsters, if handle correctly, might rule the English football for years to come. Seriously, we have talents like Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial, Jesse Lingard, Eric Bailly, and Paul Pogba.
The fact that Mourinho constantly choose 30+ year old veterans at wing backs in Antonio Valencia and Ashley Young shows that our youngsters in those positions aren’t good enough. Hope he sort this out soon.
I sincerely hope Fellaini be gone.
We need to buy some decent midfielders.
Manchester United still one, if not the, biggest football club in the world, and will continue to be a major force that able to attract some of the best football talents in the world.
Next season will be fierce. We need to strengthen the squad, apply the right tactics and glue the team together to build a sustainable recognizable force. Mourinho has proven himself time and time again as a very capable manager who can build winning squads. I do believe he’s the right man for the job.
However, judging from past Guardiola’s club career, if I am to place a bet in this website, it’s safe to say that Manchester City will still the main contender for the league champion but Mourinho can cause a lot of upsets.
Hope we’re good enough to win the league. It’s been a while since the last time.