Fair to say am not impressed with this team line-up.
Hope to see a day when McTominay and Fred will not be starting for United. I love McTominay but the longer he plays with Fred, the more I want both of these to ship out of the first team.
I watched this game truncated. The early game came right in the middle of the end of my shift. But I was listening to The United Stand during my drive back home. 10 minutes into the second half, I managed to watch the rest of the game.
I do not want to go too elaborate into this game, but it epitomizes our coaching and the manager. 4 defenders, 2 holding midfielders sitting deep, playing slowball, longball with zilch creativity in the midfield. None of the chances were converted up front. Mason Greenwood was on a mission to not pass the ball to Ronaldo. Bruno was not giving any free kick or any penalty to Ronaldo. We easily could have scored 3 goals in the first half. But it did not go in. So individual brilliance FC got exposed.
Mason had a fantastic start to the season chipping in with goals with shady games where we never performed up to the mark. Ronaldo coming in has kind of messed up everything. Ole is getting exposed very fast. With Ronaldo or Cavani, we are carrying a player. He will get us goals, but we are one player light. As a result, Ole is shit scared now of conceding. So he just cannot fathom not playing a back 6, even though Varane is now in our backline.
Personally, I feel the players are turning. With Ronaldo in the squad, Varane and Sancho in, Bruno and Van de Beek and the ilk, inviting some of the top available managers would be something that United should consider. Some really good managers are available and will be more than happy to take this team to its heights. There is enough quality players in this team that do not want the year before a World Cup to go down the drain. They will get him sacked. I feel even Fred and Scott are dropping their standards to make it obvious.
Good luck Ole. Hope to be discussing about you still by Christmas.