4. Manchester United’s lack of attacking intent.
In the entirety of the 90 minutes played today, Manchester United registered just one shot on target. To look at the positives, they were structurally organized. It was understandable the first game of the season and the new signings shall take time to settle in and get accustomed to Louis van Gaal’s tactics. However, one shot at target simply cannot be ignored. The energy of Manchester United sides over the past two decades was all but absent. The famous Manchester United counterattack has quite simply eroded. Sure, it maybe unfair to turn back the clock to an era gone by, but Louis van Gaal needs to inspire some energy and attacking intent into his side. It may be a ‘process’, but there is no excuse for the lack of intent.