Premier League week 7
Manchester United sit on the 10th place in the Premier League with only 9 points in the first seven games. The Red Devils have recorded their worst start in over 20 years.
Coach Solskjaer is under pressure for results in a club that is used to be on top, the last couple season have been very difficult. When the former Man United player [super-sub as he was nicknamed] came on to replace Mourinho last season, Man U won 8 consecutive games and got back to the top places.Was it euphoria or luck? Maybe a bit of both as the club struggled to finish off the season well.
Lack of results
The club made a few moves over the summer by signing English international defender Maguire, kept Pogba and sent Lukaku away among notable changes. Still there seems to be a gap between the top 3-4 teams in the League and Manchester United. Will it be another season with no Champions League berth?
Coach Solskjaer on the situation:
“Probably a deserved point for each. Both wanted to win, no team deserved it more than the other. A positive start, positive attitude, desire. Now we’ve got to learn to make these 1-0s into 2-0s, 3-0s, 4-0s even, we need a second goal. We can’t just put the brake on, like we did in the second half and let the other team come in. Southampton, Wolverhampton, now, we’re getting the first goal and we need the next one.”
You thought it was going to be one of those nights. Under the lights, you thought the Stretford End would suck that ball in, we’d get that win. It didn’t happen, but the attitude and desire is there and the signs are there for us as coaches to see. That’s a team with loads of belief and we just need to learn finish games off in a better manner when we’re winning 1-0.”
Arsenal rank at the fourth spot and grabbed a good draw from Old Trafford. However, the Gunners have only won one out of their last five games in the League.
Coach Emery on the point taken:
“We wanted to win because we were thinking it was a very good opportunity to get the three points but after the 90 minutes I think that result is fair for both.
There were plenty of things and that result can be a good point if we win on Sunday against Bournemouth at home. But really, the positive things, we are going to analyse that, but there are things to improve.”