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Man United Looks Ordinary & Predictable

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Manchester United’s poor start to the season has fooled many critics and fans who felt they would storm out of the gates especially with the signing of Carlos Tevez who was so electrifying during this summer’s Copa America.

If you think back to one year ago (August 2006), many critics (myself included) predicted Man United would have a bumpy start to the season especially after Ruud van Nistelrooy exited the club and United made no new signings worth mentioning. United, of course, went on to win the league.

Analyzing Man United’s tactics in their match against Manchester City, the team looked ordinary without Cristiano Ronaldo. The team also were extremely predictable. Almost all of their attacks seemed to be down the wings where the ineffective Nani was unable to get crosses into the box after the Man City defenders closed down the area almost every single time.

What United needs is their blazing attacks down the middle that were at their best when Ronaldo and Rooney linked up time after time. Ronaldo is irreplaceable (the closest to come to him is Anderson, but he’s injured). If the Red Devils can make it through the next two matches until Ronaldo returns, the side should be able to get back to their winning ways.

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Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013.
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2 Responses to Man United Looks Ordinary & Predictable

  1. ghibox says:

    they start this season with bad results…

  2. Zizou06 says:

    Still, I think they are just having some problem with positioning. I just don’t see Giggs up front. I just don’t think it works. And, so far, it hasn’t.

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