Shameful defeat

The centre back pairing for United coupled with the defensive midfielders – Lindelof, Bailly, McTominay and Fred – that is where we lost the battle clearly yesterday. For all the prowess we have up front, we really need to fix these four spots in the coming transfer window.

Neither Fred nor Scott are title winning mid fielders. Brilliance of attack can only get one thus far. Defensive solidity should be iced with creativity that is clearly lacking in these four. Distribution of ball is poor and as a result, United succumbed to too many goals. That is it. We are building, but we need squad reinforcements. Else, will be good, just not title winning good. This was not a question of too many fixtures. Ole is also to blame for not enough rotation to field teams that have enough minutes on the pitch. Gambling with youth like against Leicester would have been a better bet than the sham we witnessed yesterday.

There are two more games to play to lift the mood before the European final and more importantly, more rest for the players. Bruno appeared absolutely battered by the end of the day.

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