The result and the players are just “a disgrace“ to a club of Manchester United’s stature. This might sound too strong but it is what it is. We fans were ready for a loss against a rampant Liverpool.
They are invested in a title race and are on the unthinkable “quadruple“ run (a nightmare for United fans if it comes true) and were always expected to go all-out for the three points. From Man United we expected a fighting spirit and determination to stop the Merseysiders. However, it was a soulless performance and heart-wrenching thrashing in front of the Kop.
Liverpool 4-0 Manchester United
There are no words left to describe the anger and the disappointment. From scoring goals for fun, we have been reduced to scoring a goal or two (maximum). Clean sheets have been rare throughout the 2021/22 season.
Barring David de Gea and Ralf Rangnick, nobody has been honest in their assessments of the club. De Gea would have broken down if the journalists had asked him to sum up the performance. United have conceded 15 goals and scored 1 in the four games that they played in the Premier League against Manchester City and Liverpool. This is not the club that I watched growing up.
A decade without a title is nothing less than an embarrassment. What’s more shameful is the lack of willingness to put on consistent performances by the players on the pitch.
No one barring Scott McTominay, Fred, Cristiano Ronaldo, Jadon Sancho, and David de Gea looked passionate about playing for the badge. As a fan, I am still figuring out where did we go wrong in 2013? Was it the appointment of David Moyes or signing the players who do not have what it takes to wear the jersey?
Sorry, Jose Mourinho and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
We let you down and blindly took the players’ side. We owe you an apology for putting the players ahead of all the good work by you. But, we also want an apology from you both for selling the dreams of Manchester United winning the title in your respective third season.
I still remember the first day of the 2021/22 season. Though it was Leeds United, we registered an emphatic 5-1 victory. Bruno Fernandes scored a hat-trick and Paul Pogba was cooking up a storm with his assists. Three wins and a draw in the first four games along with the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo sold us the perfect title dream.
As the season progressed, the chinks in the armor were getting exposed more often. The sacking of Ole happened, but the results remained the same. From an argument of “anybody can win the title with this squad”, we shifted our stance to “we need a new rebuild”.
I have lost my patience with this rebuild after rebuild, ever since Sir Alex Ferguson left the managerial role in 2013. At the start of the season, it was anger but now it is just plain sadness. There is no leader, no soul, and drive.
For the rest of the season, my mood is similar to Rio Ferdinand’s tweet after the game
In the end, I would just like to say that I am not ashamed to be a Manchester United fan but I’m just disappointed. Signing off with the hope that the dark days end soon and the sun shines under Erik ten Hag.
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