The week that has been gloomy for Manchester United. In Wednesday’s match against Leicester City, the three pins were thrown away when they first had an abundance, with one more man, of chances to put the nail in the coffin with a 3-1 ball and then let in 2-2 with a few seconds left by stop time.
Before that, Ligacup was rolled out through a 1-2 loss away from Championship-hosting Bristol City – a match that Zlatan Ibrahimovic both started and painted in. Towards Leicester he was allowed to stay on the bench.
Burnley has surprised a lot – in a positive sense; most – this year’s Premier League and even know the European sites. However, they come from a match considered to be the breakpoint – 0-3 at home against Tottenham. The game did not impress at all. Defensive, who was so solid, betrayed. Perhaps it may be explained that the midfielder James Tarkowski was turned off? He is also allowed to stand aside here, as well as Ytterbacken Stephen Ward.
José Mourinho has a major break in tackling the shape, but looking at the move away from Leicester City, last but not least, there was a lot that was positive. Only slug that it does not end up in three sticks, in several sequences.
Revansch here? Absolutely.
The temptation to stand against Burnley is also nice. They lost 0-3 at home to Tottenham last – the worst effort of the year? – and the feeling is that it is now, in line with the tight game schedule, the trip down the table is gaining momentum. Even if there are qualifications, they do not hold the European Tour.
As mentioned, Burnley lacks the rock James Tarkowski and probably also players like Stephan Ward as well as the tip Chris Wood, best target shooter.
For a revamped Manchester United with bloodstick in the mouth – is this a mouthbreak? Maybe it’s taking in, but at least we think they’re going home without much stress …