A week ago Manchester United were buzzing after the result against Chelsea but following yesterday’s 1-1 score line against Wolverhampton, the mood has already began to change at the club with some feeling as two points have been dropped and others seeing it as one point gained.
After last year’s experience of playing Wolverhampton, it was never going to be easy playing against them and if the match is analysed carefully, one can notice that Manchester United fared much better than last season there, especially in the first half where the Red Devils showed a lot of energy and enthusiasm that helped the team to control much of the proceedings. Having said that, a one-goal margin is always dangerous in football and failure to close the match ultimately costed Manchester United all three points. To make matters worse, the Red Devils had the chance to win the match with a penalty kick and although one may appreciate having more than one player capable of taking a penalty, ultimately the team needs to decide on a regular penalty taker and to this day, Rashford had been fulfilling that role impressively. These are testing times for the club and failure to decide on a regular penalty taker is likely to result in people questioning the leadership in this team which until now would be justified.
Looking forward however, there are a lot of positives to take out of the match especially as the club’s young players are showing signs that they can be part of a promising future but fans will need to be patient as it will take some time until this team becomes capable of challenging Manchester City and Liverpool for the league title. The result on Monday confirms that this team is not ready to win the Premier League. However, with the right additions to the squad, Manchester United can look forward to competing with the world’s best clubs again. Until then, the team has to ensure that some consistency is built in the right direction.
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