In what was expected to be breaking news of a possible terrorist attack at the Stadium of Dream turned out to be dummy bomb left behind by a private security company following a training exercise at Old Trafford. The bomb scare led to evacuation of the stadium, and a timely and effective effort of the police officers, stewards, MUFC staff, media representatives and commentators and the Bomb Disposal Team to finally clear the scenes. The Mayor of Manchester has called into for an enquiry and United will compete in its least fixture of the season on Tuesday which is nothing but dead rubber as they will not be able to leapfrog Manchester City to the 4thplace who are 3 points ahead with a massive goal difference of 30 compared to United’s 12.
The Bomb fiasco in a way sums up Manchester United’s season, in what was expected to be a block buster ended up in what can be said as the worst season ever.
To put the records straight United under Van Gaal have regressed and even after spending 300 million pounds they are hardly anywhere close to the top teams. After failing to qualify for the top 4 questions are asked do they deserve it?
The following stats will throw some light on why United under LVG is nothing but a team without substance:
- They’ve netted just managed to hit 46 top-flight goals so far, 12 shy of the total in 2004/05 – their lowest goal tally in a completed campaign. This is their worst performance in the premier League era. A team which let go of 4 strikers from last season added just 1 as replacement it was like writing on the wall.
- They are at this moment are heading towards a new club record for fewest wins in a Premier League season. At present 18 victories this season is one short of the 2013/14 season under David Moyes. And one can never be sure if they have in them to beat Bournemouth at home.
- Then there are records of going winless in 8 matches during November December and loses to clubs which have never beaten United in the Premier League era.
The only saving grace is that the defense has not leaked in goals and United have conceded the least goals in Premier League this season but that has a lot to do with heroics of David De Gea by far the best shot stopper in the world.
How will LVG be able to justify these dubious records and how will Ed Woodward answer to the board after failing to qualify for Champions League twice in three seasons even after spending so much is there to be seen.
The post Ferguson era has been a hoax in the eyes of the fan who expect United to bombard their opposition but they only come out like a fake device.
The fans have been disappointed but the support for the team has been unwavering and one can only hope that the team and management respond to the fans demand and become the real deal next season. Till then GGMU.