Man Utd is six points off the top 4 with three games in hand. Champion league football at Old Trafford next season is highly unlikely. Man Utd vs Chelsea might have ended in a draw but god knows how Man Utd pulled a draw out of it. Man Utd produced a magical piece of play from Cristiano and De Gea’s shot-stopping.
Cristiano in 36 matches has scored 23 with 3 assists across all competitions. He has also scored 8 out of the last 9 goals and against the top 5 teams, he leads there too.Beating the likes of Salah, Mane, and more, people are still out there thinking he’s the problem.
At 37 we can’t expect high pressing games from Cristiano but we surely can expect goals. In the last 7-to 8 years, Cristiano has very clinically converted himself from a winger to an attacking player. The performance of Chelsea can’t be termed good especially after taking the lead but have been dominating from the very beginning.
Although the results would have been quite different if Reece James wouldn’t hit the outside of the post. Reece James’ performance was superb but he was up against no one. No one was tracking him back, Bruno wasn’t helping, and Matic was unable to provide cover because Man Utd was playing football i.e., running around.
Cristiano: Problem for Man Utd or Saviour?
Thomas Tuchel must be disappointed as they don’t have the clinical person upfront to finish. From united’s perspective, there’s nothing new, and are poor as usual. Man Utd are playing at Old Trafford and have 6 shots (3 on target) whereas Chelsea had 21 shots (6 on target)
Man Utd lacked the drive that Chelsea player showed in the whole match and the blues would’ve been out of sight if David De Gea wouldn’t been guarding the post. Cristiano’s return to Old Trafford has been questioned but with 23 goals across all competitions, it’s more like he’s carrying the team.
During the match, there was a protest in the 17th minute. The protest came at the 17th minute because of the 17 years of Glazer ownership. In a very moody atmosphere at old Trafford, there were anti-glazer chants, banners, flares. From last 7-8 years these protests have become very certain during April which is near the end of the season.
If the Chelsea deal goes through somewhere around 3.5 billion pounds, it might encourage the glazers to sell the club. This is highly unlikely because they keep taking 70-80 million pounds of the club as dividends. For them, Man Utd is like a cash cow (A lucrative one). Man Utd in their last 11 games won 2, drew 4, and lost 5. 11 goals scored and 20 conceded, Jose Mourinho was right this is football heritage. Fans have just lost patience with them and what goes on the pitch makes it even worse.
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