What did we just witness?
There’s losing and there’s losing like we’ve just seen.
A trip to Goodison Park is normally a trip that proves to be fruitful for Manchester United, history, in the last few years, shows that Everton never beat United but today they did just that.
But not only did they beat United emphatically, but they showed that something is seriously wrong at Old Trafford.
United, shamefully, didn’t have a shot on target until the 85th minute but, by then, the damage had been done with David de Gea having been beaten four times.
There was no fight in the United ranks, there were no leaders, there was a lack of aggression and it is, for a club of our stature, shameful.
Ahead of the game, in the media earlier this weekend, the former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder, Jermaine Jenas, as reported by the BBC, suggested that United had made a monumental mistake in appointing Ole Gunnar Solksjaer as their permanent manager and, unfortunately, statistics are starting to show that might be the case, United have now lost 6 out of their last 8 games.
There’s a drop in form and there’s the malaise we’re currently going through.
But what do you change?
Certainly not the manager, Solksjaer had the good grace to go across to the travelling United fans and apologise to the supporters, something the players should have done.
This summer could be the most important in the history of the club, important decisions have to be made, Solksjaer has to sort the wheat from the chaff even if it involves selling players deemed to be superstars.
The work ethic and the desire to play for Manchester United was not shown today and, to put it bluntly, it’s shameful!
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