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Same Old Problem That Might Shatter Manchester United's Chances Of A Top Four Qualification

CuriousObserver 06/28/2020

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Yesterday Manchester United required 120 minutes to dispatch a relegation threatened Norwich City in their FA Cup match. After drawing 1-1 at full time, the match went to extra time in which United finally scored the winner that ensured their passage into the semi final of the cup. Odion Ighalo continued his sharp shooting form when he gave United the lead earlier in the second half before Tom Cantwel equalized for Norwich after a brief period of dominance from the Canaries. However, with barely minutes left to play of normal time Timm Klose of Norwich received a red card for a bad challenge and Norwich had to play the rest of the match with 10 men. They were finally broken down deep into extra time when Harry Maguire prodded home the winner. Despite the win that sends United into the draw of the FA Cup semi final, same old problems emerged that might hamper their chances of making the top four this season.

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United lack the squad depth to complete with the very best. To be among the best in England, a team needs to have bench power and United currently lacks that. United currently boost of one of the best starting 11 in the league when everyone is fit. Ole Gunner Solskjaer made eight changes to the side that beat Sheffield United in mid week. However, that side lacked the usual tenacity and penetration of the best. They had more possession without threatening Tim Krull. With games coming thick and fast United will need to rely on their fringe players sometimes which, judging by yesterdays performance, wont be enough to make the top four. United had to call on the heavy cavalry in order to dispatch the Norwich defence which had grown tired. What do you think? Will the lack of squad depth come back to haunt United?

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+256-75726**** · 06/28/2020
This has been the very problem from the beginning. Ole is in the building process. He needs support to reinforced quality in the bench and get rid of deadwoods.

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