When the team sheets were read out at the King Power Stadium there only looked likely to be one winner… But despite Manchester United boasting the likes of Angel di Maria, Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie and a certain Radamel Falcao, it was the plucky Leicester who ran out victors… scoring five goals along the way!
Last weekend’s win at home to QPR appears to have been a false daw for Louis van Gaal’s United, and here are three reasons we at FFC Towers feel they have no chance of a top four finish as it stands.
All due respect to Leicester, but United should not be conceding five goals to a newly promoted side… Some refereeing decisions may be questioned, but the defending for Jamie Vardy’s vital effort to give the Foxes the lead was nothing short of embarrassing.
Our defence is awful, should never of got rid of vidic #mufc
— Sean Bagley (@bagpuss06) September 21, 2014
One of the most shocking defensive displays I’ve ever seen. Just awful. #mufc
— Matt Ward (@mattwardd) September 21, 2014
If we have conceded 5 against Leicester, I fear for games like Chelsea and City. Defence is shambolic #MUFC
— chris barnett (@chrisbarnett_) September 21, 2014
Wayne Rooney was again poor. The forward tuned mdfielder appears to be struggling with the weight of the armband, and once again failed to keep things steady on the pitch. The best leaders would have maintained some sort of order at 3-2, but two goals later it’s clear to see United needed a little more from Wayne.
And rooney as Captain. That freaking ogre can’t lead dammit
— Amyrul (@zakwan03) September 21, 2014
Rooney captain is a big mistake, isnt a leader, just a bully
— Mohammed (@98_Mohammed_) September 21, 2014
Th game showed Rooney was not a good Captain. He failed to motivate his players after the 1st penalty. #MUFC
— sayo oguntoye (@omooguntoye) September 21, 2014
— ross james (@bigbrows123) September 1, 2014
The team-sheet littered with names such as Falcao, Van Persie and Di Maria may have been excitement, but with Blackett and Evans at the back against a decent Leicester side, there was always danger. How will United sort this out before they take on the big boys?
Man United are top heavy. Too much quality up top, not enough at the back #Mufc
— Nick (@nickkkjohnson) September 21, 2014
At least that was a fair decision that time. Hard done by but #MUFC‘s squad is the definition of ‘top-heavy’!
— Stuart Bill (@Stuart__Bill) September 21, 2014
We have to sort this defensive issues, can’t have a buggati attack and a tokunbo defense. #MUFC
— IGBOANUGO M.D. (@CHALKYWHITEjr) September 21, 2014