Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea says the lack of quality talents among the Red Devils was a huge factor that had played against them since Sir Alex Ferguson retired.
Contrary to what many United detractors accuse the team of, the Spanish coach maintains that it was never lack of trying, on an individual level that hampered the team.
United fell to low-lifers Astana FC of Kazakhstan on Thursday night and even though their qualification for the knockout round of the Europa League is still very much intact, it is their qualification for next season’s Champions League that is in utter jeopardy.
The game against Aston Villa will offer the Red Devils a chance to bounce back from the joke of a fixture they had against Sheffield United last time out. Ole Gunnar Solksjaer men fell to the Premier League newcomers by drawing 3-3 and the plethora of tactical mistakes made by the Norwegian is making people believe he will never be good enough for United.
It took the initiative of youngsters who were supposed to be learning from the veterans for United to escape a Sunday afternoon humiliation. Williams, Greenwood and Rashford all channeled their academy powers to score three separate goals for United. The veterans at the back however couldn’t keep Sheffield from powering in a 90th minute equalizer.
Many people are making excuses for United’s 2-1 loss to Astana but they failed to realize how badly the reserve needed to perform so that the senior team does not waste money chasing players during the summer
Alas, Thursday was disappointing and a huge number of fans believe players like Tahith Chong should never put on the United jersey ever again.
The Red Devils best hope is to finish 5th. The Europa League is slowing turning into their home.