Manchester United’s fans were left fuming after seeing their side limp towards a 0-0 draw with Crystal Palace last weekend, with the below video giving a glimpse into the tremendous sense of frustration that is building around Old Trafford.
— HLTCO (@HLTCO) November 25, 2018
On a day when the Reds were looking to reignite their push towards the top four, Mourinho’s players struggled to assert any sense of dominance over a Palace side who, were it not for glaring misses from Patrick van Aanholt and Andros Townsend either side of the interval, could easily have come away with all three points.
In fairness to Roy Hodgson’s men, their recent displays against the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham have arguably been worth more than the single point they’ve picked up but even so, their performance against Manchester United exposed the truly fragile nature of the side Jose Mourinho has pieced together. All too often, the hosts sat off the likes of Zaha, Meyer and Townsend, allowing forward moves to build with no pressure, leaving me to feel as though, had we been able to call upon the services of a natural goal-scorer, we could have scored three or four.
Obviously, from a purely comedic perspective, the above video is fantastic to see but alongside the sniggers, I do feel some sympathy for the views being expressed. Quite how a squad of that expense can put in such a lifeless display at home to a side in the bottom half is anyone’s guess but as a Palace fan in desperate need of something to cling onto after weeks of disappointment, the manner in which we matched and often overran United gave me all sorts of hope going into our home clash with Burnley this weekend.
Let’s hope it’s the start of something good for Roy Hodgson and his players.