The recent performances from Manchester United have been average and below par.
Whether on or off the pitch, controversies are always there at United since David Moyes has been in charge.
In the past two three years, United have not been same as they were since they lost Cristiano Ronaldo. The football they played was sublime, fast-paced and super counter-attacking football. The Ronaldo-Rooney-Tevez link-play was joy to behold, Scholes, Carrick and Hargreaves at the heart midfield, and the Vidic-Ferdinand was unbeatable.
Nonetheless it's frustrating to see how United play these days. Dull and boring up front, the midfielders aren't dominating, and a scrappy back four and although United won by a comfortable margin last season, their football wasn't up to scratch - always scraping 1-0 wins.
They have picked up where they left off last season, except for now, United are not getting the results. In fact, when was the last time United played flawless and brilliant football?
Not denying that Sir Alex Ferguson has done such a brilliant job with an average team around last season. The likes of Rooney and Van Persie are world-class players. Others are average and decent players.
Shinji Kagawa, Luis Nani, Javier Hernandez and Wilfried Zaha are the names the fans are shouting about due to their lack of playtime. They have potential, for sure, and still not playing in the first-team. Fans have been critical at late about David Moyes because of his team selection.
Ashley Young, hasn't looked the part since his exceptional performance against Arsenal a couple of years ago, and he ridiculously gets ahead of all the four in the team-sheet.
As for Antonio Valencia, his one-dimensional play could ruin his career - defenders in the EPL can now predict how he plays.
United's style of play is questionable nowadays.
They seem to be more restricted in the final third and have a lack of penetration. We could see how slow they were moving the ball around during the Manchester derby. And the fact that United have not scored a goal in an open-play since August in the league is worrying.
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