3rd defeat, and it’s only September!!

Man Utd 1
Brighton 3
Robert Mizzi Blog Numquam Moribimur

United are struggling, and so is ETH. I could only watch the first part of the 1st half yesterday as I was travelling back home and the dodgy internet at Madrid airport prevented me from watching at least the first hour of the match.

Seems like I was spared the embarrassment thanks to technology failing me. In all honesty, I think we started brightly and were putting Brighton under pressure in the first 20 minutes. But despite Hojlund starting up front, we still could not turn the pressure into goals.

And after absorbing the initial pressure, Brighton, who were missing a few regulars, took the lead in their first venture forward. The defence was caught off guard and the holding midfielders nowhere to be seen, and Welbeck slotted the ball in.

I only watched till around the 30th minute before I had to rely mainly on Livescore but it was immediately visible that the heads dropped after conceding the goal. I had thought that Bruno as captain was a good choice, but it is now evident he is not a natural leader and can’t get those around him to get jolted into action.

From the reports I’ve read and social media browsing, apart from the collectively poor display, there were some dire individual displays yesterday. Seems like we were lucky to squeeze one good season out of Casemiro, Onana still needs to find his feet, or rather his hands, Rashford with 350k contract in his bag still cannot look up and play for the team, and the manager got it all wrong yesterday.

What I am dreading is that just like his predecessors, ETH has been set up to fail. He wanted a good centre half to back up Varane and got Evans, wanted a proven striker and got Hojlund, wanted a holding midfielder to fill in for Casemiro and got Amrabat on loan because the club could not sell its dead wood. And Mount…is he injured?

And now he is making silly mistakes, which happens when you feel unsupported by the management and under pressure.

ETH needs to put more trust in the likes of Garnacho, Pellistri and Mejbri and win the supporters back…before it’s too late!

I am hoping that the paragraph above is just a figment of my confused state of mind…Bayern Munich next…NUMQUAM MORIBIMUR!