Rugby fanatic - but so much more
Rugby fanatic - but so much more
So Manchester United beat Liverpool in the FA Cup and are somehow at the top of the Premier League? Does this mean that Man U are back in the glory years of Fergie? Of course not!
Why’s that? Well, Man United have been largely rubbish this season. And we’re not just talking about THAT 6-1 thrashing that Spurs dealt them. More it’s the fact that everybody is even worse than Man U that are at the top of the Premier League.
But we reckon that Man U’s luck is going to have to run out sooner or later. Here are the main reason why there is NO WAY ON EARTH that Manchester United are going to win this season’s Premier League.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer seems like a nice bloke. But that only gets you so far. Let’s fact it, you have to be a real **** to win the Premier League. Solskjaer is hardly the kind of guy to send the fear of God into David De Gea for making yet another hilarious goalkeeping bodge.
After all, this is the guy who spent a post-match interview laughing when Man U lost to Arsenal last season. So yeah, nice guy, but woeful choice to bring the Premier League title back to Old Trafford.
Manchester United have conceded 25 Premier League goals this season. That’s only two less than Fulham! The reason for this? Where to begin?! OK so splashing out millions on a donkey like Harry Maguire was one of the funniest transfer deals of the 21st century.
But when you couple it up with a dunderhead like Victor Lindelof, then there’s little wonder than most Premier League attackers relish the chance of playing Man U. The supposed ‘resurgence’ of Luke Shaw is hardly going to help matters. While Aaron Wan-Bissaka seems like a good defender, will somebody please tell him not to even bother going past the halfway line?
Man U fans have spent much of the past year saying that they need an out and out striker. After all, Anthony Martial is inconsistent at best, and while Marcus Rashford is stunning on the ball, he has a real habit of blowing it at the last moment. Mason Greenwood is clearly going to be one of those ‘promising’ players who stays promising until you forget that they’re there.
So this is probably the reason why they brought in the Uruguayan demigod, Edinson Cavani. OK so there’s no doubting Cavani’s goalscoring heritage. But do you really want to rely on some 33-year old man who can’t use his Instagram account without offending half of the people on the planet?
Yeah we know. Bruno Fernandes. The Portuguese star has pretty much saved Solskjaer’s career since he arrived at Old Trafford last season. But you can only rely on one player for so long. After all, Solskjaer had to cave in and bring on Fernandes to help the side edge past Liverpool in the FA Cup. The reason for this? Well, there’s a remarkable lack of quality the Man U midfield. Donny Van de Beek looks like he’s another remarkably bad signing, and while Scott McTominay is solid, he’s hardly likely to set the world on fire.
Much has been made of Paul Pogba’s fine form in recent times. However, this is the kind of guy you simply cannot rely on for consistency. And don’t even talk to us about Fred! So yeah, as we were saying. A Man U Premier League title in 2020/21? Don’t make us laugh!