The Red half of Manchester has been capricious, just like the blue half, only a couple more degrees worse. United have looked truly dangerous as a team only on one or two isolated occasions this season.
Perhaps Manchester United’s season can be better summarized as a tale of two clubs – one which struggles woefully against weaker adversaries whom they have to press high, and a complete counter-attacking menace pouncing on stronger opponents in the blink of an eye.
It has been a season for the Red Devils that has seen victory against Chelsea, Manchester City (undoubtedly the highlight of the season so far the supporters) and perhaps most impressively, a draw against Liverpool, which makes them the only team to have deprived the Champions of Europe the full three points in a game this season.
On the other hand it has also been a season that has seen, for the red half of Manchester, heartbreaking loses to Newcastle, West Ham, Crystal Place, and Watford, who were 20th-place at the time.
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To say that the current Manchester team is completely disjointed is an assertion that many who are strongly behind the system and the coach might not agree with. But it is also one that will no doubt find resonance among the other group of supporters, who happen to hold an exactly opposite stance.
There is no denying, though, that the team does have potential—a group of exciting players with pace and skill—on their best days. But on their worst days, or even on a normal day, they are a disaster, as exemplified by their latest 2 – 1 loss at the Emirates.
Ole Gunnar Solksjaer seems to be optimistic about the prospect of his team, and of course he has a right to be. But some believe a lot has to change for the Red Devils if the Norwegian hopes to keep his job for at least another season.