Manchester United’s tactics were horrible today, the team did not play well, but it all came down to one player.
Despite their domination, Chelsea did not cut the United team up; they created only one clean chance the whole game -the third goal. United’s players protected their goalkeeper for most of the game, but he did not give his teammates anything back. It was a tight game minus David De Gea, he cheaply conceded the first goal but the second goal was even worse -it was almost criminal. My friend, Emmanuel, said, “I had my mouth open for 30-40 seconds.”
No one could deny the psychological effects of those two goals, given the critical times they went, just before and just after halftime, they were deflating. As the side tried to climb out of the first error, the man dropped a grenade in the hole -the man killed them. De Gea was responsible for this loss; the boys had no way back from his errors.
I have given up on De Gea; I don’t believe he comes back from this.
Now something else.
Who is responsible for scheduling these fixtures? How does a team play an FA Cup semi-final two days after an equally important league game? This decision was even worse because the other side played 48 hours earlier.
I am not trying to make excuses, The Blues deserved their win, but that was bloody unfair; if you ignore the part, does anyone believe that two days rest before a semi-final is fair?
This robbed Man United the chance of putting out their best 11 for one of the showcases of the season -this was a trip to Wembley, for crying out loud!