Manchester United find themselves second on the league table after bottling a home game against bottom of the league, Sheffield United.
Here are the five things learnt from Manchester United Vs Sheffield United.
1. Inconsistent VAR
Manchester United has in the past been accused of being favored by the VAR ,but is that the case?
A deliberate push by Sharp to stop De Gea from getting close to the corner ahead of Bryan and minutes later, Martial’s goal being ruled out for a far lesser contact of the Blades goalkeeper by Maguire to deny United an equaliser.
Consistency is vital, and that is what we could ask from the officiating team. If not, then there is no need for VAR.
2. Flat performance from Telles
The evening’s mixed performance from Alex did not help his cause if he wishes to compete for a first-team slot against the in-form Shaw.
Though not squarely to be blamed for the loss and provided the assist to the only United goal, is it time to see him on the left-wing position?
Telles struggles defensively, but his crosses are admirable; with Cavani in the team, United can use his aerial threat to our advantage.
3. Early substitution
Ole has improved much on his managerial skills, but he is lacking when it comes to making substitutions. A right and early substitution in the second half might have Improved United’s chances of winning.
4. Shaky Maguire- Tuanzebe partnership
Tuanzebe failed to maximize his opportunity to impress Ole after a clumsy and generally nervous performance of the night. It seems it’s going to be some time before he gets his chance.
Being common denominators in two critical games that turned out to be defeat, Istanbul Başakşehir F.K and Sheffield United, Maguire and Tuanzebe’s partnership might not be good enough.
5. Impressive Bruno
With none of his teammates coming close to his level during the game, it’s clear how much the team depends on Bruno to create goal scoring chances, and one such case was his through ball to Mason Greenwood, who hit the ball wide.