Shame! Desperate Red Devil ravaged by Championship team, In the third round of the League Cup, Manchester United‘s home 2-2 draw against Derby County, defeated 7-8 in the penalty shootout and was eliminated. More desperate than the elimination, Manchester United did not occupy any advantage in the main scene against an English Championship team. If it wasn’t for Fellaini’s equaliser, Manchester United had lost at regular time.
Mourinho seems to have predicted the prospects of the team. He said that the game will draw at 90 minutes and continue with penalty kick, but Mourinho never expected that Manchester United turned out to be the first victim. This defeat, Mourinho has no reason, from the game Derby County deserve to be the winning side.
Manchester United had 14 shots in the game, only 4 shots on goal, and Derby County had 16 shots and 6 shots on goal. The possession rate of Manchester United is also only 47.5%, 5 percentage points behind the opponent. In the game, goalkeeper Romero and Grant, who came off the bench, had a very good save, especially the old goalkeeper Grant made a magical save in the 78th minute. He saved from Derby County in front of the post. Heading the ball, otherwise Manchester United will lose even more.
But in fact, Manchester United is not intended to give up the League Cup game. Judging from Manchester United’s starting lineup, they are all current players in the first team. No one has come from the youth team and not even one is on substitute bench. The conventional main forces such as Lukaku, Matić and Lingard are also the first selection. Martial, Mata and Ashley Young can also be said to be the main rotation players of the team. Such a lineup of main and substitute mixes should be said to be very competitive. But when the game kicked up, Manchester United was more like a Championship team than Derby.
After a three-minute lead, Manchester United began to squander opportunities. Mata missed a single-handed chance, and after Lukaku intercepted the opposing guard, the one-on-one goalkeeper turned the ball out of bounds. Frequently wasting opportunities, and finally let Manchester United pay a painful price, Wilson’s amazing free kick find the spot, Romero can only only see the ball into the net, after that Argentinian national handball at restricted area was sent off, The Derbyshire, ranked 6th in the Championship league and in the 85th minute, the city gate again lost. Although Fellaini used his best header to pull Manchester United back from the line of death, but in the penalty shootout, Manchester United eventually lost.
The Football Betting Malaysia said: “Manchester United really does not qualify to continue in this Cup, playing with the English Championship team seems so hard to them. The team’s tactical play is very chaotic, Mourinho’s new crisis is coming again. This is a shame. From the game point of view, Manchester United and Derbyshire are the same level of the team, the Red Devils have no advantage.”
Manchester United has been eliminated by low-level teams for two consecutive seasons. Manchester United lost to Bristol City last season and Derby County this season. Don’t forget that 4 days ago, Manchester United’s main scene against the newly promoted Wolves, only played 1-1 level. Before Manchester United also lost to Brighton 2-3, Manchester United in the face of some weak teams, there is no particularly good way to win. The prospects for this Manchester United are worrying.