Likely Lineup: David DeGea, Wan Bissaka, Tuanzebe, Maguire, Rojo, Matic, McTomminay, Pereira, Fred, Greenwood, James.
Venue: Old Trafford 🏟
Date; Monday 30th October, 2019 📆
Time: 20:00GMT 🕗
Predictions: 2-1 United win 🔴
Manchester United are enduring a difficult start of the season, it is unarguably the worst start they’ve ever had since Sir Alex retired as the manager, six years on, the club looks like they’re looking for an answer to a problem they still find hard to understand.
The philosophy and ideology behind getting things done at Manchester United isn’t just right, that has contributed up to 45 percent of the reoccurring problems at Manchester United.
One could argue that they’ve got a whole lot of first team players coming in and out through injuries, particularly to Paul Pogba, Antony Martial and Luke Shaw who’re the best in their department but United aren’t the team to wait on players to play football.
Their injury list is an eye opener on the lack of strength in depth within the team. Gone at the days when the likes of Giggs, Scholes and Garry Neville would sit out match because Sir Alex trust the likes of Carrick, Fletcher, Nani and Rafael to get the job done. They were the best of young talents who wouldn’t fail to show why they deserve to be on the pitch week in week out. How glorious was it watching Rafael Da Silver down at right back with Luis Nani causing defenders problem up and down the left or right flank.
They were always having the best in their departments but the ideology behind getting in the right players has failed the team. Lingard and Pereira are no match for Luis Nani, Matic and Fred were no match for Carrick, Fletcher, Owen Hargreaves not even Anderson who was considered a flop then, Dalot can’t lace Rafael’s booth even at the formers best.
Four good managers couldn’t all be wrong about the team, two of those managers were the best of their generations and asking myself where it all went wrong.
Paul Pogba is a doubt for Manchester United clash against Arsenal on Monday, he’s had a reoccurring injury to his ankle.
When asked on Friday ‘why Paul Pogba didn’t take a penalty against Rochdale, Olé explained ‘The situation is that he finished the game, played 90 minutes fantastic but he got a knock to his ankle which is very swollen ‘So he’s in a race for Monday, Doubt? Yes, that’s the way it is.’
When asked if he’s optimistic about any other player coming through injury to partake in that match, Olé explained he’ll be working with the available players, although Shaw is back training but I don’t see a reason why Olé would risk playing him when Marcus Rojo is fit and sharp.
The idea of Olé starting Ashley Young ahead of Rojo is something I can’t comprehend. The combination of Daniel James and Marcus Rojo down the left flank should be too much for any team to take on. He attacks well, attempts more cross ins and tackles, tried a couple of long range shots and wouldn’t even give the ball away too much, I must say starting Young in his stead against Arsenal would be a big slap on football.
Am expecting a solid back four against Arsenal and I’d go for Tuanzebe ahead of Lindelof and Rojo ahead of Ashley Young, these are tall and physical players who can deal with aerial balls, throw in decent tackles and at the same time burst forward when needed.
The question mark will always be around the midfield, but I’d go for a midfield four of Matic, Fred, Scott McTomminay and Pereira. Scott isn’t the football passer type, but he wouldn’t miss his man, he’s a decent player who challenges the ball often. Matic on the other hand brings balance to the team by slowing the game down when needed, he’s far from his best at the moment but we clearly don’t have other options. Fred’s energy and pace off the ball is needed to bring balance between Scott McTomminay and Matic, he throws the ball away more often as much as he recovers them, so he’d be a good balance. I’d let Pereira do all the running, he needs to bring in more productive passes to the team.
Upfront I think Mason Greenwood and Daniel James should be the ideal candidate. Daniel James showed against west ham he could be a better player in supporting the striker so I’d bet on him with his pace. If United can get the ball to him often, he’d be a nightmare for the defenders.
All in All, we might be hosting Arsenal at Old Trafford but our home form is as bad as playing away from home, scoring is a problem for us now and we pass the ball left and right the flank too much, so I’d go for a 2-1 United Win.
Glory Glory Man United 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽