Whoa, whoa, whoa… hold on a minute PLEASE!
Jeeez, the number of Manchester United fans that contacted me after their comeback win against West Ham! All with the same message. And I’ll write it in the deepest Manc accent I can: “CRISIS WHA FOOOOKIN CRISIS?”.
But guys, are you that hurt that you forget about what you’re actually watching?
I mean, it was only a week ago you got broken at home by PSG! And then after an hour of embarrassment at the London Stadium, managed to pull a "bunny out the hat".
Ok, respect for showing a bit of guts there, but come on guys. Are you REALLY happy with what your team looks and plays like these days?
They’re a poorly coached, poorly managed team, who don’t have an identity or system.
I won’t be surprised if Ole Gunnar Solskjaer shunts his side along and does OK this season. But is that the reality United fans have to live with now?
As mentioned many times before, I really like Ole. He’s a lovely fella, but is he equipped to take United back to the top? I think you guys can answer that for yourselves. He’s done better than the couple of brand-name gaffers before him, but it’s still [email protected] isn’t it?
In stark contrast, and to all you muppets out there who were laughing at the appointment of Frank Lampard…Wela ka pela.
Wow, it’s coming together much quicker than anticipated.
Quite "Frankly" (get it?), I’d say Chelsea are the most exciting team to watch in England, well, maybe barring Leeds.
I was so impressed with the speed, movement and style they brought to Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
Yes, they’ve been doing the same all season, but against the Blues they seemed even more relentless. It’s beautiful to watch.
I was completely stunned to find out afterwards that Chelsea are the first team this season to outrun them, having a combined team distance about six km more. It certainly didn’t look like it on the night.
Saying that, Chelsea were more than worthy of the 3-1 scoreline. The one thing that still bothers me (and you know I’m a Lampard disciple) is why N’Golo Kante was ever considered anywhere else except the position he is BEST IN THE WORLD AT!
Why would any manager not play him there? Is it a coincidence that since being deployed as a blocker in front of the backline, Chelsea have been magnificent?
Yes, switching goalkeepers was key, but Kante, in that Claude Makelele role has allowed more fluidity and freedom up front. Hence the Blues being the second top scorers in the division, only because the Scousers banged four against Wolves, as well as having one of the tightest backlines).
Saturday’s game in West London was no 1970 FA Cup final, but a great spectacle between two young ambitious sides. Really lovely to watch!
I wish I could have said the same for the north London derby on Sunday. Where have the Gunners gone? How is Mikel Arteta still in a job?
Surely something has to change? Poor ol’ Tony Adams, legendary Arsenal captain, was all smiles in the commentary studio, but you could see what he really wanted to say… which would have put him out of pundit work for life.
It’s a strange scenario, having all these great ex-players from the great sides of yesteryear watching their clubs faltering.
Roy Keane being a prime example… must be hard to hold back! Got to mention fans back in some of the stadiums, felt good in a way despite coronavirus surges.
Anyway, it’s back to Europe this week. United have a massive one in Germany against Leipzig this evening at 10pm and Liverpool have an easy one tomorrow against Midtjylland.
Then another biggen for Ole on Saturday as the Red Devils face City in the Manchester derby!
Stay safe good people, watch the distance, mask up and wash dem handies… chat next week.
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