As quoted by The Manchester Evening News, Dimitar Berbatov has predicted Manchester United to “edge” their Premier League clash against Bournemouth on Saturday, but also warned that pundits will pour cold water on the club as soon as they lose despite a recent lift in results.
After enduring a miserable start to the campaign, including defeats against the likes of Crystal Palace and Newcastle, United appear to have turned the corner over the past week or so.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side earned a creditable draw against league leaders Liverpool, before securing three away wins on the bounce against Partizan Belgrade, Norwich and Chelsea respectively.
Now, Berbatov has insisted the Red Devils simply have to keep their revival going, and that their new-found confidence can be the key to grinding out results.
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He said: “Momentum is so important in football. It can get a team over the line for a narrow win even if they’re not performing at their best. Of course, pundits are fickle and, as soon as United lose, they will say that nothing has changed and the club are doomed under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, so United have to keep winning. I think they’ll edge this tricky game.”
As the club’s former Bulgarian star says, it only takes one poor performance and result for this recent swell of goodwill to completely dissipate. As the saying goes, ‘you’re only as good as your last game’. And in United’s case, they have been impressive in these past few games.
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But if they are to truly turn the corner, then they have to maintain this recent run of form for as long as possible, or risk it all crumbling down. If Rashford goes on another cold streak, it won’t be long before he gets slammed by the Old Trafford faithful like he was before. Football supporters and pundits alike are fickle and have a very prevalent problem of having a short-term memory. The Red Devils have to ride this wave of momentum for the next few weeks and months, or their old problems and criticisms will simply resurface.