A frustrating goalless draw against Newcastle saw Manchester United take seven points from a possible nine in the league. In the three games so far, United have not conceded a single goal. If there was a highlight of this game, it was United’s defence.
After the game, Louis van Gaal was satisfied with the performance but not the result. He stated that sometimes a little luck is necessary. I would retort that sometimes a little extra quality up front also helps. Furthermore, I would add that a goal does not always need to be walked into the net with a hundred passes on the way. The team’s luck might, surprisingly, change if they had another goal-scoring option; a new, clinical attacker, some spark up front..
Admittedly, United started well. They were quick, pressed with pace and energy for the first fifteen minutes until Newcastle managed to pull themselves together. Rooney…
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