Normality has returned to football again as United lose yet another game. If ever there was an award for the most boring team with the most pathetic and boring tactics surely this man united team would have won it with unanimous voting.
Van Gaal approached his “philosophical” tactics yet again by opting for a 5-3-2 formation. As if this formation had already done wonders for united.
Only one shot on target describe how ambitious United are this season. They are so entertaining that crowd have to chant “attack, attack, attack…”
Ronald Koeman being another Dutch masterclass knows exactly what LVG does tactically. United were beaten by Southampton last season by 1-0 and it seemed that United players and LVG didn’t learn a single philosophical thing from the previous encounter as they succumbed to yet another defeat at Old Trafford.
Debutant Charlie Austin scored the only goal of the game in the 87th minute to give Saints all three points.
This loss by united again rises question regarding LVG’s future. United once again looked ambition less and lacked conviction.
United are now 5th at the table with a 5 point gap from the fourth placed Tottenham side and from the looks of it the gap doesn’t look to be decreasing at any point.