Five Reasons Why Manchester United Will Not Win the Capital One Cup
Manchester United: 5 Reasons Club Won't Win Capital One Cup
Manchester United has struggled mightily under new boss David Moyes and look set to crash out of the Capital One Cup due to their lousy Premier League campaign. David Moyes is going to have to sacrifice the Capital One Cup in order to secure a top four finish in the Premier League. If he is unable to guide the Red Devils to a top four finish, they will not be a part of next year’s UEFA Champions League for the first time in over fifteen years.
If Manchester United is unable to defeat Stoke City tonight they will crash out of the competition they are used to winning or at least coming close to winning. Sir Alex Ferguson used this competition to give squad players and reserve players the chance to shine in front of large crowds. Today would seem to be a great opportunity for players like Darren Fletcher, Wilfried Zaha, Nani and Ashley Young to prove that they belong on this team before the transfer window reopens.
Moyes has stated that he will not risk the Premier League in order to win the Capital One Cup which I firmly agree with. Moyes is badly in need of a trophy, but he needs to book a place in next year’s Champions League first. Expect another Manchester United defeat tonight because Moyes is incapable of managing a big squad like United. Let’s hope that Moyes can steady the ship and escape with a positive result because this team badly needs it.
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5. Stoke City Can Surprise United
Stoke City will prove to be too much at the Britannia Stadium. The horrible northern weather will aid Stoke and slow down United's wingers. Look for Peter Crouch to grab a late goal and send United packing.
4. Lack of Squad Depth
Lack of squad depth will cost United the title because they can't compete in three separate competitions with this squad and expect to be successful. It is just not going to happen; they need help and they need it soon.
3. Manchester City Is On a Roll
Manchester City has been titanic this season and is on a roll. I see them as the biggest challenge to United's Capital One campaign. Pellegrini's men look unbeatable and have plenty of fire power.
2. David Moyes is Under Heavy Pressure
David Moyes is under pressure to make sure that his team qualifies for next year's Champions League by finishing in the top four in the Premier League.
1. Manchester United's Midfield is Terrible
Manchester United has the worst midfield in England, and their inability to control the game's tempo will contribute to their demise. This midfield would struggle to win England's second division, and they are being asked to win three elite competitions; what a joke.