Manchester United fans grew used to watching some very exciting football during Sir Alex Ferguson’s reign.
Not only were they entertaining, but they were hugely successful, too.
The situation is very different today, though.
Jose Mourinho is currently presiding over a team that is failing to play well on a week-to-week basis.
It’s not even December and yet the Premier League title looks unattainable. The Red Devils are 14 points behind leaders Manchester City, who are playing on another level to their neighbours.
The latest poor performance came on Saturday in a 0-0 draw at home to Crystal Palace. The same Crystal Palace that hasn’t won a league game since September 15.
Surely Man United can’t allow this to continue for much longer?
Fans left baffled by rondo
Next up is a meeting against Young Boys in the Champions League on Tuesday.
Man United posted a clip from training on Monday - and fans spotted something that has left them baffled.
The footage ended with the players taking part in a rondo - and Lee Grant was in the middle of it.
That’s right. Man United’s third-choice goalkeeper, positioned in the middle of a drill designed to test a player in a number of ways.
The player(s) in the middle of the rondo has to chase and intercept the ball. It’s very beneficial for physical and cognitive reasons.
Why, then, would the goalkeeper, who won’t play against Young Boys, be in the middle?
Here's another clip of the rondo.
Man United fans took to Twitter to express their disbelief.
The overall intensity of the rondo is lacking. Check out this clip of Barcelona’s players, including Andres Iniesta and Xavi, completing the drill in 2014, and you'll immediately spot a difference.
Man United are in a good position to advance from Group H in the Champions League following that 2-1 win against Juventus.
Progression to the knockout stages would earn Mourinho some brownie points at Old Trafford, but he’ll be eager to avoid the same fate as last season.
After finishing top of their group, the Red Devils were knockout out at the round-of-16 stage at the hands of Sevilla.News Now - Sport News