Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Why Man United’s Victory against Blackpool wasn’t a ‘defining moment’ of their Season

Firstly, hats off to Manchester United. To come back from two down away from home in the Premier League is a feat which should be met with applause and respect. But let us remind ourselves of who Man United are playing. They are playing Blackpool. Yes, they have had an absolutely fantastic season so far, but they are a team who have only won three times at home. So Man United are pretty much expected to take to all three points seeing as Utd’s form has been very impressive this season. Furthermore, Blackpool aren’t known for being defensively astute. They are third in the most conceded goals this season with 41 goals conceded. So Man United should expect Blackpool to lack discipline and solidarity in defence. Thus meaning Man United should expect to have a number of clear cut chances in the match because of Blackpool’s attacking nature.

Man United should actually see this win as an ‘save the blushes’ victory. If they lost this I’m sure the Man United players, staff and fans would be deeply embarrassed. But praise must go to the United players who showed resilience to come back and take all three points.

But this is no where near a ‘defining moment’ for Man United. It must be considered that Man United have to face; Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool, and Sunderland all away from home. Which clearly are very very tough games. Winning against Chelsea or Arsenal away should be considered a ‘defining moment’ in their title challenge.

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