The season 2016/17 continues to be strange for United fans the world over. We have the manager we’ve been crying out for, the team plays beautiful football but results continue to astound us.
The Red Devils have been languishing in 6th place for months now and for some reason, whether by God’s will or whatever, cannot seem to climb up the table.
When Saturday came and Bournemouth were set to visit Old Trafford, United fan’s were buzzing on social media. For weeks Mourinho’s men had been putting in good perfomances and this seemed like the game when United wouls kick on and get the goals that recent performances have warranted. Eddie Howes’ men however had diffefent plans, what followed was a frustrating outing for the players and supporters alike, at the end of the day United only managed to retain a single point from a game that was in their hands from the beginning.
A triple substitution by Mourinho could not help the Red Devils.
Once again United were presented with a chance to leapfrog our Merseyside rivals and once again we failed to do so. Thus continues the love affair between Manchester United and 6th place.
The worry for United fans is our home form. The performances are there, it was evident on Saturday with the amount of chances that were created by the team. The problem lies in the finishing and the team’s reliance on players like Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Ander Herrera.
This season United have dropped points against teams that many expected to be blitzed and overwhelmed by the team’s attacking potential.
The question beckons, potential is one thing but why can’t United seem to convert in front of goal?