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A sign of desperation at Manchester United?

Date: 3rd February 2014 at 6:58pm
Written by Christy Malyan

On Saturday afternoon, Manchester United recorded their eighth Premier League defeat under David Moyes. The 2-1 loss at the hands of Stoke City has left the Old Trafford gaffer scratching his head, desperately searching for answers and excuses, with the notion of luck becoming the only viable reasoning his logic would allow. The Scot declared in the post-match interview that his Red Devils side 'could not have been more unlucky' against the Potters, telling reporters; "I don't know what we have to do to win. I thought we were extremely unlucky. We played well but for their first goal it was an incredible deflection and the second was a worldy." You can certainly understand that narrative of the 90 minutes from the Carrington point of view. Moyes was two centre-halves down by the interval as Phil Jones and Johnny Evans limped off injured, leaving United with the make-shift centre-back partnership of Chris Smalling and Michael Carrick. And although Charlie Adam's second strike of the afternoon was certainly a 'worldy' effort, it was set up by Marko Arnautovic falling over the ball just outside of the box, which somehow transformed into the perfect lay-off for the Scotland international. With that in mind, Stoke's second ... Read More

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