Manchester United have started the new season beautifully after opening a big home defeat against old rivals. Such as Leeds United to 5-1. It is a great start for the “Red Devils”, especially important players such as Bruno Fernandes. Sands and Paul Pogba debuted with explosive performances that many fans were shocked. This game has many issues to talk about. Let’s go into more detail one by one.
1. Waran has arrived – Sancho knocks on the rust
Before this game, ghost fans would not expect that Rafael Varane. Former Real Madrid defender, who move for a fee of 43 million pounds. This deal has been waiting for an official announcement from the ufabet club for a long time. And the reason it’s slow is because the players need to be quarantined.
But Varane has finally picked up the shirt. What’s so special that it happen in front of 75,000 fans at Old Trafford in the first match of the 2021/22 season. There is a world-class defender in the squad and Varane’s arrival helps a lot. Let’s wait and see when he will make his debut with the team in the next match.
Another new player, Jadon Sancho, has already made his debut with the “Red Devils”. By being sent down in the 75th minute in place of Daniel James. Which Solskjaer gave players to play on the left wing as the main His overall form has not been outstanding. There was a moment to show the skills of pulling the ball once. It will have to wait for Sancho to be more fit and adapt to the Premier League. Believe that the away game Southampton Next week. There is a right that he may start playing.
2. Rare Pogba class
Under current contract, this is Paul Pogba’s last season at Old Trafford and since joining the club in 2015. It has been one of a kind. His best at Manchester United is that after 4 assists.
This game, he started the real thing on the left side. And almost start the game perfectly after falling solo to a one-on-one duel with Dan Yungthong. But he miss an incredible shot. But after that, he concentrated his attention back with several beautiful killer passes. The ball gave Bruno a shot that led 1-0. That’s great. The long pass for Mason Greenwood to score 2-1 was superb.
Pogba may still have a vague future. But must watch that off-field matters do not affect the form of playing on the field at all. Still, he is a very talented player. The Red Devils have to remember that there are many good players but “world class” players are rare. If Pogba’s contract expires, it will be a serious loss.
3. Familiar Bruno
The last Euros was not a very impressive tournament for Bruno Fernandes. As he was heavily criticized for his performances in the Portuguese national team and was dropped as a substitute. But on his return to Manchester United he was always important. And Bruno started the new season brilliantly with a hat-trick against Leeds United.
That means he has now scored 29 goals and made 18 assists in just 52 Premier League appearances. This is a very flawless statistic. The first goal he scored, Leeds had to watch the run with a decisive finish. While the second goal. He show a witty trick, shot once before smashing over the line. While the third goal was a volley that the two goalkeepers would not be able to handle.
In addition to shooting goals Every touch and pass was very good, despite being press by the Leeds midfield all the time. This is another top-level work from him.
4. Lack of Phillips see results
Calvin Phillips received much acclaim after leading England to the final of the Euros. With his stillness and clever play of the ball. It’s no surprise that Gareth Southgate has given himself a place in the Roaring Lions’ starting line-up. Yungthong fans must be proud that their players have gone this far. Unfortunately, however, he was unable to play at Old Trafford due to his lack of fitness. Otherwise, Leeds’ midfield would definitely be elevated.
Marteusz Klich, Robin Koch and Rodrygo were in the midfield of Leeds this game. Which in the first half was considered good at some level. The ball is bounce through the midfield of the “Red Devils” several times until the second half of the team is unstoppable and the game was very inferior. A midfield lacking composure in the chaos, Bielsa should have known how important Phillips was to the team. He is hopeful that next week all the players will be fit and available as options.
5. Greenwood number 9 you’re looking for?
With Manchester United extending the rest of Edinson Cavani and Marcus Rashford, they have to recover from injuries, leaving Anthony at the start of the season. With Martial and Mason Greenwood, Solskjaer decided to use Greenwood to start the first game of the season and the player repaid that trust with outstanding performances.
In the second half, Greenwood’s form was very impressive. His decisive finish we’ve seen many times and this game we’ve seen it again with a 2-1 lead. But the obvious improvement has been the connection of the game with the other attackers and Dribbling through the opponent’s defensive line. He comes down to receive the ball often and transfers the ball back and forth with a smooth flow. There was a moment where he did well to receive the ball and pass it to Daniel James to shoot out of the box.
While Cavani is absent and Martial has yet to return to prominence, Greenwood is likely Solskjaer’s number one striker. But there is much more to prove from him. So have to wait and see if he can maintain a consistent form or not.