Manchester United Stumble Again Against Tottenham

By Patrick Wynne
Photo Courtesy of Manchester United´s Official Facebook Page

In another disappointing game, Manchester United was unable to get a much-needed win in order to keep up with Premier League table toppers Arsenal. It was yet another pathetic display from Moyes’ boys who looked completely outmatched by a spirited Tottenham squad. Luckily thanks to an outstanding world-class performance by England ace Wayne Rooney, United managed to escape with an underserved point.

Falling behind after a cheeky free kick goal from Kyle Walker, United never looked like they would be able to win this game. Tottenham’s under-fire boss Andre Villas-Boas was extremely unlucky to have dropped two points today; he needed a win so that the Tottenham brass would trust him. His days are now numbered at White Hart Lane.

United boss David Moyes should also be worried about keeping his job. He was able to keep some of the immense pressure off his shoulders with a five-goal victory over Bayer Leverkusen in mid-week. The jubilee was short lived and he once again proved he is not the right man to lead United to glory.

The manager wasn’t the only one who looked like he didn’t know what he was doing; United´s midfield duo of Phil Jones and Tom Cleverley was atrocious. Cleverley was far worse than Phil Jones who was playing out of position, lacks ball control but still did fairly well. Cleverley should not be playing for Manchester United or England, he is a mid-table player on his best day and has proven he is not a superstar. Manchester United really missed Michael Carrick tonight.

David Moyes said this week he would only dip into the January transfer window if the right player became available, after today´s performance he should buy at least three new players. Changes are desperately needed sooner rather than later but small-minded Moyes will probably wait until the summer. A truly horrifying season keeps getting worse for United fans and we haven’t even hit Christmas yet. This horror story is still going to get worse so brace yourselves.

Patrick Wynne is a Soccer Writer for Follow him on Twitter @patrickjameswb, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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