• 2-0 Loss Against Newcastle Showed Manchester United Weaknesses
  • Identifying The Team’s Weaknesses Is Good for Improvements In The Summer

Manchester United lost against Newcastle yesterday as the Magpies reignite their top 4 ambitions. Goals from Joe Willock and Callum Wilson did the job for the Toons who were all over Manchester United on Sunday evening.

United only had 1 shot on target against Newcastle, and their performance at St James’s park brought so many things to light.

Imperfect Season, Perfect For Manchester United

Erik ten Hag came in this summer with a top mentality and a winning drive, and that has peppered over some squad cracks at Manchester United. As competitive as they’ve been this season, Manchester United still need to continue building. To improve the quality in the squad, there is need for further investments in the summer.

Imperfect Season, Perfect For Manchester United

United have relied heavily on counter-attacks this season. With the impressive Marcus Rashford, always willing to use his pace for the team. However, they’ve struggled against teams that have the same approach. Against a swift Newcastle side, Manchester looked so vulnerable as Alexander Isak, Joe Willock and Allan Saint-Maximin tormented the Reds with pace and direct runs.

Imperfect Season, Perfect For Manchester United

Imperfect Season Should Help Manchester United Grow

Newcastle had a whopping 22 shots against United, with 6 on-target. The score-line could have been more embarrassing for Manchester United, but a couple of good saves from De Gea helped. This was the exact same issue they faced against Liverpool 4 weeks ago; A side also ridiculously talented on the counter.

Casemiro’s suspensions has hurt the club in recent games with the Brazilian offering much needed steel in the middle, a proper back-up is needed or perhaps an additional Center Midfielder to ease the workload and improve the squad’s depth. There is also the issue of the striking position and perhaps another winger.

United must improve their squad in the summer to allow for productive ball-retention and less reliance on counter-attacks. The imperfections of this season should be a reference as it has pointed out to improvements needed in the summer.

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