A shambolic first-half performance – a classic OleOut performance. Tepid passing, zero creativity to the right of midfield. There was a stroke of luck at the end of the first half, and we somehow managed to creep into a 1-0 lead.
Minutes into the second, and we already conceded an equalizer. For all the defensive qualities of AWB, he offers nothing going forward. Greenwood hardly tracks for most of the game. Chugging at snail’s pace against a low block with no width will be found in away games and against bigger teams.
The players off the bench made a massive difference as the class and quality became evident once they came on and turned on the flair. If Ole wants to stay as United manager, he has to grow a pair and play players who know how to ball.
Scoreline flatters. Ronaldo clinical. Midfield came alive in the second half to rescue the points. One thing is for sure. This team’s only limiting factor is #OleOut. Let’s see how things pan out in the forthcoming games. Happy for Jesse, VdB and Martial getting minutes.