Manchester United suffered another blow to their hopes of finishing in the top four in the English Premier League when they took on Everton on Tuesday. United fans were hoping that their team would perform brilliantly in this match and would secure all the three points to enter in the top four in the league table. But what happened in the match surprised the fans.
Manchester United drew 1-1 with Everton at Old Trafford. United was lucky to get one point from the game as they were behind the whole time. They should thank Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s injury-time penalty that ensured Everton did not climb above their them. This draw leaves the United at fifth positions in the table.
The lack of communication was evident throughout the game, with half-baked set-piece routines and players filling-in in unfamiliar positions. It was like the player does not know which position they are supposed to play. It was due to this confusion that they managed to concede the goal. Everton’s goal which was scored by Everton captain Phil Jagielka was the result of woeful defending from the hosts. All the United defender were caught ball watching.
Shaw got an indirect assist from Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s penalty goal. It was the left-back who was in the right position at the right time to put an accurate shot on-target, which was saved by Ashley Williams. There were plenty of chances for United and the woodwork denied them twice. He was wrongly
There were plenty of chances for United and the woodwork denied them twice. He was wrongly penalised for being offside while he headed the ball into Everton’s net. This created lots of debate on the field as United players did not believe that the referee disallowed the goal.
While they are still in fifth place but are within touching distance of a top four Champions League qualifying place, Their fixtures include the teams: Chelsea, Man City, Arsenal and Tottenham which are not by any means favourable.
They have the tough Challenge lying ahead and need gear up for that. The focus for Mourinho and his players should be in the Europa League. This would be their best chance of gaining Champions League qualification for the next season.