The sad story continues for Manchester United despite being one of the teams that had good summer signings. The expectation from everyone was high before the season began. I must say, seeing them struggling is horrible to watch.
Manchester United's unstable defense has caused a lot of problems for the club this season. They submit easily to pressure and make the opponents feel like they could do anything with the ball. How on earth did two players overpower four defenders in a counterattack? Docoure and Gray started the attack, they managed to run through the defense before giving it freely to Townsend.
You are certainly not gonna try that with Chelsea or Liverpool's defense. We all blame the coach for being like a P.E Teacher but these lads, on the other hand, are worsening the situation. We can't just turn a blind eye to the obvious truth, United defense has been quite compromising this season.
Manchester United has only kept one clean sheet in their last nine games. Clubs playing against them got the belief of scoring at any point in time. It's an unpleasant performance from the defense. Some quality measures have to be taken in solidifying the defense. They are playing against all the big six in a row. With this shaky defense, I doubt if they are gonna get anywhere near the top four if things keep moving on like this.
United defenders have got to get a grip on themselves. They are bigger than submitting to some average players, standing against the opposition in stopping any attack is the best considerable protection to make. A sliding tackle from Lindelof would have stopped Docoure on tracks, the least Everton would have gotten is a free-kick and a yellow card for him. if you are not gonna make this risk, then fighting for a trophy will be very difficult at the end of the day. It's a battle out there for Manchester United, their defenders have to show an heavy chunk of toughness to get the desirable result in every match.
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