Manchester United put in arguably their worst efficiency of the season as they misplaced 0-3 to Bournemouth at residence within the Premier League on Saturday.
This abject show got here just some days after the group carried out admirably in opposition to Chelsea in midweek. The identical pattern of taking two steps again after taking one step ahead retains repeating.
The outcome as soon as once more brings into focus Erik ten Hag’s place as supervisor. Main the group for one-and-a-half seasons, there was no progress on show at Previous Trafford.
No type of play below ETH this season
Final season, there was a visual sample of play and it acquired admirable outcomes together with a third-place end within the English prime flight and successful the Carabao Cup.
However within the present marketing campaign, all these rules appear to have been deserted because of accidents with the group swaying from one excessive to the opposite from matchday to matchday.
There was no cohesiveness on show in opposition to the Cherries, who received at Previous Trafford for the primary time of their historical past. And former United winger Gordon Hill spoke his coronary heart out on X (previously Twitter) after the sport.
He blasted the supervisor for failing to recognise that the job he’s at United is much greater than Ajax and that his non-existent ways have been accountable for the disastrous outcome.
You aren’t adequate full cease. your Ajax Concepts are lower than United requirements. I assumed after Chelsea sure right here we go, however after watching this show, the gamers usually are not adequate, Your ways, sorry what ways.
— Gordon Hill (@gordonhill54) December 9, 2023
“You aren’t adequate full cease. your Ajax Concepts are lower than United requirements. I assumed after Chelsea sure right here we go, however after watching this show, the gamers usually are not adequate, Your ways, sorry what ways.”
The inconsistency on show this season is all the way down to the highest stars under-performing however the Dutchman has nonetheless rewarded mediocrity with recreation time as seen from the continued use of Anthony Martial and failing to zero in on a combative midfield partnership.
Lack of consistency
Pretty usually this time period, the gamers have regarded like they decide and select their moments and are not often appear to be they’re taking part in for the supervisor.
“After what I watched in the course of the week, and what was on show as we speak, 2 completely different groups. I at the very least thought taking part in at residence can be sufficient to get a outcome, there isn’t any excuse for effort,” Hill additional stated.
Up subsequent are Bayern Munich within the Champions League and a frightening journey to Anfield to face Liverpool. The supervisor won’t even have his skipper for that one.
Alarm bells are ringing for Ten Hag. There’s real doubt whether or not he can final until the New 12 months at this fee.