Manchester United Football Club put in another awful performance this weekend – this time, against Aston Villa as we made them look like a semi-decent outfit.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has to start taking the blame sooner rather than later, as these players just aren’t performing at this point in time. The most damning fact about it is that the Baby Faced Assassin actually rested a full starting XI in midweek – and the team still wasn’t good enough to get the job done.
It’s an odd situation. There’s some mega-talented players at this club, though there are still so many holes that need filling. Decision-making at the top level hasn’t helped, like handing Juan Mata a new long-term deal, for example…
The superstar Spaniard is an absolutely quality bloke – but unfortunately, being a nice guy doesn’t help you when you get out on the football pitch.
Mata was handed a rare start for the game against Villa, and if we’re being honest with ourselves, it wasn’t anywhere near up to standard.
He’s slow, kills counter-attacks, isn’t as creative as he once was and on the whole, offers very little. It’s tough to keep backing him from a United standpoint, particularly as this has been the story of his Red Devils career.
As you’d imagine, United fans took to Twitter to fume at the 31-year-old for his poor showing vs Villa – and rightly so…