The new era under Louis Van Gaal seems to have taken yet another slip up after the Red Devils produced a ‘˜horror show’ against newly-promoted Leicester City.
The new era under Louis Van Gaal seems to have taken yet another slip up after the Red Devils produced a ‘horror show’ against newly-promoted Leicester City.
Wayne Rooney and company twice led by a two-goal lead only to lose 5-3 to the Foxes. Angel Di Maria’s superb chip put United 2-0 ahead in the 16th minute but it proved to be futile as Leicester came from 3-1 down with 28 minutes left.
After an impressive performance in the QPR game, the deficiencies of Manchester United are out in the open. Many pundits cited the defence as the main let down but there are more things that catch the eye. David Moyes’ reign was a maligned one and it seems, LVG’s too can crumble under the pressure.
Gone are the days of Sir Alex Ferguson’s ‘fear factor’ as we tell you these 7 reasons why the MU Empire is falling down:
Lack of characters
Gone are the days of Roy Keane, David Beckham, Rio Ferdinand and Gary Neville. These lads were the ‘no nonsense’ characters on and off the pitch for the Red Devils. Since then, Manchester United have yet to produce a dominant personality like these and that’s what failing them ever since.
Where’s the passing game?
Back in the Sir Alex Ferguson’s hey days, Manchester United just passed, passed and passed till the opponents went on their knees. This team under LVG, just looks nimble and with the ‘big name forwards’ up front, the passing ideology has definitely been thrown out of the window!
No trust in youth anymore
The ‘Class of 92’ that consisted of Paul Scholes, David Beckham, the Neville Brothers and Ryan Giggs had been nurtured from the Manchester United youth academy. But ever since Van Gaal has stepped in, some of the well-known names from the youth set-up like Danny Welbeck and Tom Cleverly have been exported. Despite Tyler Blackett given first team opportunity, United just have lost faith in youth!
Hollow team formation
Prior taking up the United seat, Louis Van Gaal was highly impressive with the 3-5-2 formation with Netherlands at the FIFA World Cup in Brazil. The Dutch coach implied the same strategy here as well but things have not gone to plan. LVG is new to the Premier League rigors and thus why, his men are not able to weather the storm!
The fear factor of Old Trafford has withered away
When teams visited the ‘fortress’ Old Trafford, very came back with points. But after the retirement of Sir Alex, David Moyers nor Louis Van Gaal have been able to pull down the opponents on their own turf. Teams visiting Old Trafford don’t fear anymore and adds more pressure on the United players.
Money does NOT buy success instantly!
Manchester United has spent over 150 million euros this summer in the transfer market with the arrivals of Angel Di Maria and Radamel Falcao amongst many. Even though Argentine Di Maria has hit the ground running, success has not followed suit. Thrashing at the hands of Leicester City proves that United have fallen way behind the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City.
Manchester United are soft-centred
Former skipper Gary Neville criticised his team for the thrashing they received against Leicester City. Make no mistake about it; Neville said that Manchester United is a ‘soft-centred’ side and so true are his words. They aren’t tough anymore nor they bully their teams and that’s why Manchester United will fall down to pieces even against the lesser known sides.
The Red Devils’ fans were in a state of shock after seeing their side crumble against a newly promoted side that hardly listed any marquee signing. Time is still on the side for Man United but for how long, will they face the ignominy of defeats?