Gloom is once more descending on Old Trafford after a feeble 1-0 defeat to Juventus in the Champions League last night. United were bewilderingly passive in the first-half - they took a single touch in Juventus' penalty area and Juve's possession spiked at 78% - and while they pushed forward in the second-half, they failed to fashion a meaningful chance beyond Paul Pogba's curling effort that hit the post. They ended the game with just two shots on target.
Paul Scholes and Rio Ferdinand did not spare their ire on BT Sport, with the pathologically sullen Scholes saying that Juve were simply a cut above.
They were a step above Man United. The sad thing is there feels like there is a bit of an acceptance to it, not just from United and the players but from the fans also.
It seems like where they are at the minute, there doesn’t seem to be an improvement in performance over what is his third year now.
On RTE, meanwhile, Didi Hamann was equally unimpressed. In spite of backing a 3-1 United win ahead of the game, the former Liverpool midfielder laid into Mourinho's style of play in a post-game Facebook Live on RTE Soccer's page.
Hamann questioned why United fans seem eager to stand idly by and not be more vocal in their opposition to their style of play.
This is a situation that has gone on for too long.
We don't know what the relationship is between Woodward and Mourinho, it's certainly not healthy.
I'm surprised the fans keep relatively still. If I'm a United fan and I have to watch that dross for 90 minutes, I would have made my feelings known well before the end....
...Simply, this can't carry on. I don't care who bought the players. These are all international players. Probably most of the team he bought. And there is probably still a fair portion of players there he didn't buy and he may not want some of them.
A manager is there to get the best out of his players. The personnel he's got at his disposal, he's got to get the best out of them.
And they are nowhere near. I don't even think he gets half out of the players that he's got.
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