Manchester United’s EPL luck simply ran out vs Sheffield United, Paul Parker has said. He recently revealed that the defeat had definitely been coming with the way Ole’s boys keep making a habit out of going behind in games.
According to him, losing to Sheffield United definitely does not bode well for MUFC’s title chances, but the loss is a good reward for always giving teams a headstart.
He added that MUFC players must learn to defend properly for 90 minutes if they intend to justify being on top of the EPL table.
His words, “If Manchester United were as assured and professional as they should be, then they simply would not have been beaten at home by Sheffield United. It just shouldn’t happen. You don’t do that as title challengers,”
“You have to get over the line every game, however you do it. Confident sides at the top of their game deliver on that.
“Clubs that have the self-belief and consistency will be able to grind out results when things get tough, but when United put in displays like that then it’s just not possible for them to justify being top of the league. Manchester City are ahead of them for a reason.”
“With United’s away form, the focus should be on the fact that they keep on going behind. Yes, they keep coming back, but it’s not a good sign that they have to keep doing that.”
“It’s a positive to be able to do it every so often, on the odd occasion you fall back. You can only recover like that so many times, and this time their luck ran out.”
“This result has been in the post. For Sheffield United, it’s testament to the fact that while they’ve been on the wrong end of defeats so far this season, only rarely have they been well beaten.”
“They stay in the running and fight hard in every game. It seems like United either weren’t aware of that or weren’t prepared for that.”
“United seemed a little complacent. It seemed like at 1-1 they assumed it would be destined that they would eventually win, but they let it go again with some slack defending.
“Defenders failed to close the ball down, and instead they just put their hands behind their backs and stood still. You might be worried about handball, but you have to defend properly and only then worry about how the rules are going to be applied.”
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