The current season for Manchester United has simply been a story of contrasts and contradictions for while they have been playing well, they haven’t really put their stamp on the year. They haven’t crushed any heavyweight with the ruthless force they were once known for. Their current season and their current form are quite interesting, to be honest.
For, no one knows how they will be playing their next game. Honestly, no one knows how Manchester United are in second place, with the highest amounts of goals scored. Sure, they have been clinical on certain occasions, they haven’t been able to strike fear into the hearts of their opponents.
Manchester United Have Been Good, But Not Ruthless
And this is something Solskjaer needs to fix. Manchester United has shown a better face to their fans this season, especially with the introduction of Bruno Fernandes into their ranks, but they still haven’t been able to assure the fans of their invulnerability.
They have been demolished by Tottenham, and they have also suffered shock defeats to Sheffield United. Against the top 6, they have managed to score just a single game in six matches. Out of the 6, they have won nil. They are playing how one expects a top 6 EPL team to play- but they are not playing to the level Manchester United has been known to play.
They have had some very comprehensive wins- but over clubs that are relatively new to EPL, or to clubs that were awarded red cards early into the game. We are obviously taking nothing away from the Red Devils, but the team needs to score such goals against teams that are on the same wavelengths.
They defeated Leeds United 6-2, but Bielsa’s club hasn’t been a regular participant of the EPL. Their next such win came against Southampton- a mammoth 9-0, and yet, it was all about two players getting sent off, and the lagging team playing with 9 men.
Manchester United needs to defeat Chelsea on Sunday when they meet again. And this time, they would be facing a rejuvenated Chelsea, under Thomas Tuchel who has taken them to 6 wins and 2 draws since coming to the helm.