Manchester United’s fall from grace is refusing to halt. As the Reds continue to drop easy points and they keep on losing the matches which they’re expected to win rather easily. Thus their recent loss to the bottom placed Watford has brought sharp criticisms from all corners. TV pundits, sports admirers and former players have all joined in to scath Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s men.
While Solskjær has been under fire for a while. Even he wouldn’t have expected something as nasty as what Eric Cantona, one of the heroes of the theatre of dreams, had to offer. Cantona was quoted saying, “ Manchester United has a special place in my heart. But watching United play now is a bit like an old man who is trying to make love.
“You are trying with all your might but at the end of the day, everyone’s a little disappointed.
“When I say things about making love like an old man, sorry I am not talking about myself, it was only a metaphor.”
Though the French legend also went on to showcase his optimism towards his former club’s fortunes. Cantona, 53, added, “They [United] will soon return because they are the biggest club in the world.”
The Red Devils are currently placed at eight in the Premier League points table. They’re seven points behind the top four spots. And also find themselves behind the newly promoted Sheffield United. As Chris Wilder’s men are proving a point to United about how you can’t buy performances by money. Manchester United has been termed as the “Robinhood” of Premier League, as they have won most of their matches against the traditional top six while losing out against the lesser teams on a consistent basis. Providing opportunities for the bottom half teams to close in on a top finish.
Manchester United next play Newcastle United on the Boxing day. They’re under pressure, again, to turn it around, again. Though the Red Devils are banking on their star midfielder, Paul Pogba, to come good, again. Would he disappoint again?