Manchester United somehow managed to keep their hopes of a top four finish alive, thanks to an excellently taken goal from Juan Mata after some great work from Wayne Rooney. However you feel that the performance as a whole just wasn’t good enough.
Louis van Gaal’s side can still mathematically finish in the top four, but once again, it felt like another game where the three points just papers over the cracks.
As you’d imagine, the Manchester United fans weren’t happy despite the win and rightfully so. After spending big-money once again this summer, it feels as though we’ve gone backwards in terms of performances and results in the bread and butter of the Premier League.
The only way the Dutchman can save his job now is to somehow force his way into the top four of the Premier League, and that would give Edward Woodward an absolutely huge decision to make. That said, if United don’t finish in a Champions League spot then you feel that he is absolutely done for.
Check out some of the United fans’ tweets here:
United fail to shine but again find themselves 1-0 up. Mata's goal – and a possible top-four finish – shouldn't paper over the cracks. #mufc
— Arindam Rej (@ARejSport) May 7, 2016
LVG's tactics in this game are shocking. About as effective as a water pistol in a volcano #MUFC
— The United Stand (@UnitedStandMUFC) May 7, 2016
With LvG in charge, we can expect Herrera up top, Rooney at LB and Darmian at CM #mufc
— All For United (@allforunited) May 7, 2016
Terrified if we somehow sneek fourth and win the FA Cup LVG will keep his job #MUFC
— Daniel Murphy (@DannyIWR) May 7, 2016
I am so reluctant to watch Man Utd games. I didn't watch this one and I knew we would getaway with a narrow victory #MUFC
— the faithful (@OTfaithful20) May 7, 2016
really hope we only got 3 games left to suffer under LVG
i cant handle another season of this shocking muggy football #mufc
— Lee2e MUFC (@2elee2e) May 7, 2016
3 points is always a good result but that performance was awful #MUFC
— Just_D (@inn_dar) May 7, 2016