Manchester United: Much ado about nothing

The hype and the noise can be relentless for days, leading to the cheapening of the word “great”.

“Great” players, “great” club, “great” football, and the list goes on.

In reality, “greatness” graced Old Trafford twice in the last two Premier League matches.

The undoubted greatness of an electric performance from Liverpool to put five past “the greatest club in the world”.

And the undoubted greatness of a controlled dynamic performance from Manchester City. Heck, Pep Guardiola even took us back to the good old 4-2-4 when in possession, and a solid 4-4-2, without the ball.

The master tactician decided a left footer on the left, Phil Foden, and a right footer, Gabriel Jesus on the right, would not only stretch the United defence, but also scare the daylights out of Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Luke Shaw from going forward.

The deployment of not one, but two “false nine’s” in Kevin de Bruyne and Bernardo Silva, gave the jitters to Manchester United’s three centre backs in the first half, and the game was over.

From the looks of it, the only great thing about Manchester United is their past. And history is about battles gone.

To describe MU in one word – pathetic.

This is the personal opinion of the writer and does not necessarily represent the views of Twentytwo13.

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