I must be getting soft in my old age… seriously, I’ve said it before, I feel sorry for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
As much as I love watching Manchester United getting beaten, it’s not the same anymore.
It’s not the United that dominated England for decades under Alex Ferguson. They are now a poor version of a wannabe big club.
Yes, they have incredible history and are still up there regarding monetary turnover, but they’re just a bang average Premier League side.
Saying that, the whole world gasped at Sunday’s demolition.
Surely, SURELY something has to give?
Tottenham took the piss, gave zero respect and killed United in every area of the pitch.
Yes the sending-off of Anthony Martial made a difference, but either way Spurs were in total control. And how often have we seen a 10-man team pull together as a unit and actually put in a stronger performance?
There was no urgency, no heart, nothing to say “I’m wearing the shirt of one of the world’s greatest teams”.
This is why I have compassion for Ole.
Of course, part of being a top level coach is being able to motivate players.
I mean when you think back to Ferguson and the bunch of kids he turned into (arguably) the greatest achieving squad in the history of the English game, it’s just a joke watching the bunch of mugs that jog around Old Trafford like it’s a Sunday friendly in your local park.
There’s no doubt his tactical ability is lacking and team selection often confusing, but given the squad he has, regardless of the leadership, you’d expect much better.
It’s horrible watching the demise of a former Manc hero.
The way he’s aged, the sorry expression etched into his not-so-baby-face.
Anyway, the “new normal” Premier League certainly ain’t normal.
Every week, there are results that make you say “Whaaaat?”.
West Ham suddenly looking top class is a prime example, banging three past Leicester. How does that happen?
And then of course… damn, was hoping to lay off the “Arrogant Ones” considering how many violent threats have been made against me in the last couple of weeks.
But hey, I think every football-loving person in the world had a virtual communal jol watching the champions taking seven at Villa… yes, VILLA. WTF?
I’m not sure I agree with the statement “Liverpool are a one-man team” referring to the loss of Sadio Mane (wishing him a speedy Covid recovery).
I mean Ross Barkley on loan from Chelsea was outstanding alongside Jack Grealish, but SEVEN and it could have been 10!
So I don’t wanna get into it again with the Scouse knob-heads who sent me all the over-the-top comments, but let me say this: Sometimes karma is a dog.
Let’s hope some of that arrogance hides away for the next couple of weeks under the same rock it called home for 30 years!