Manchester United’s season was completely summed up this afternoon, as the club dropped more points late on in needless fashion. Jose Mourinho must be extremely frustrated with the players, and I’m sure he’s not best pleased with Marouane Fellaini following a late error.
As per usual, we’ve picked out five things that we’ve learned during the match, including some positives in the form of Phil Jones who is looking like a completely different defender of late.
Zlatan is world class
He was quiet for the most part, but glimpses of brilliance are sometimes the difference, and the way he took that goal was an absolute joy to watch. He’s now on twelve for the season which is pretty decent, considering his age and the fact he’s had to adapt to a new system.
Fellaini is a waste of space
What was he thinking? Fellaini single-handedly cost his teammates two points today with an absolute moment of madness. Why dangle a leg out like that and give the referee a decision to make at such a critical stage of the game. I can see Jose sticking him in the doghouse over the next few weeks…
Jose has work to do
Even the ‘Special One’ can get it wrong on occasion. Allowing his players to sit back with twenty minutes to go eventually cost us, and he didn’t get his subs right at all. On top of that, the confidence of some players looks completely shot, and probably even more so after today’s result.
Top four is looking unlikely
We’re now a long way off the Champions League places – ten points to be exact. Things don’t look good right now, especially if these poor results keep flowing over the busy winter period. Perhaps it’ll take a Europa League victory if we want to qualify for Europe’s premier tournament come next season…
Phil Jones is actually good
When fit and firing, Phil Jones is actually an excellent defender, and credit to him for not giving up. Injuries haven’t helped of late, but once again he was brilliant at the back. You have to say that he dealt with the physicality of Romelu Lukaku excellently, and he deserves all the praise he is getting.