For those who wished to look at a spectacle then it was not on the Metropolis Floor. Casemiro managed to get a nick on the Bruno Fernandes supply to avoid wasting us all from having to look at one other half-hour of the dross. Antony hit the bar, McTominay had two probabilities together with his head. Forest too had probabilities, ones that weren’t as obtrusive as ours nonetheless. When it comes to the overall play, it was degree with what we noticed in our different video games, which isn’t good. It units up a house tie towards Liverpool, which sadly Ten Hag and the boys will step into with trepidation.

Uninspiring but by

A lot of the discuss within the aftermath of the loss to Fulham centred round how a lot United will not be stopping their opponent progressing the ball into harmful positions the place they inevitably get their shot off. 100 photographs within the final 5 video games and tonight was no totally different, having conceded 12 photographs within the first half however half of these have been blocked and those who have been on course have been greater than comfy for the goalkeeper.

On the opposite finish, United began properly with Antony hitting the bar and McTominay not doing properly sufficient with a header when he’s often good from these positions. Nonetheless, the standard on the whole, not simply from United, was actually poor in the primary when it got here to creating probabilities. I spoke about Bruno Fernandes after Saturday and it was a continuation of the shape he has proven not simply on that day but additionally all through the season. The prime instance of the worst of him was when the ball got here to him and he hooked it blindly with out a lot thought and it went by to the keeper. His play is based on the thought of doing issues with a lot thought. It’s instinctive and sometimes case, first time as a result of he’s unable to cope with the ball beneath strain nor can he dribble out of it.

Funnily sufficient, the place the aim got here from is one other space the place Bruno was haphazard on the evening. On the nook that Antony hitting the bar from, it was a superb mixture to arrange the ultimate cross for the Brazilian however when it got here to hitting it into the field, the supply was so typically poor. A variety of the occasions it was very flat and didn’t clear the close to publish and his different oblique free kicks have been the identical. But the aim that Casemiro glanced in, it was a flat free kick. The place it was by likelihood or he had really put thought into ensuring it goes into the area that Forest left vacated, it gained’t be identified. However in a approach, it sums up Bruno and precisely the place Man Utd are on the soccer pitch. This workforce and membership is at a degree the place even with victory they will flip it the place you come out pondering that this isn’t a workforce able to doing a lot.