EPL – Back to the Drawing Board

EPL3, 2, 1…IGNITION, the new EPL season has kicked off. Viewed as one of the most coveted and exuberant league to play in, football journalists, pundits and fans were glued to their screens.
A lot of signings had been made across teams, some old and new faces all but waiting to make their debut. The question that hovers over everyone’s mind is “Who will take the prestigious cup this time?”
Well, what perfect way to have started the season than Manchester United playing at the Theatre of Dreams against Swansea. The 2013 champions had finished 7th place last season under the tutelage of one David Moyes. The dismal performance resulted in the manager losing his job and a new person stepping into the limelight.
Louis Van Gaal is the name making headlines in Manchester. With 6/6 wins under his belt, united fans and fanatics alike expected to kick start the season on a high but the Red Devils failed to redeem themselves at home no less.
When you are a football manager you have to expect the unexpected and this was one of those moments. The last time the Reds lost at home during a season debut was in 1972 when they were beaten 3-2 by Ipswich.
Though there were fresh faces in the team like Jesse Lingard, Tyler Blacket (21 and 20 respectively), they were too fresh-faced. Man United squandered chances and had to pay the price with Gylfi Sigurdson driving home to win the game for Swansea.
After the match, King Louis took the blame for what he described as a lack of team play. For fans worldwide this match just proves one thing, United aren’t going to be title contenders with these current crop of players.
Moves are still possible for the services of Di Maria, Mehdi Benatia, Juan Cuardado and Daley Blind. Deals for Vidal, Marcos Rojo and Hummels are complicated. With only 2 weeks to the close of the transfer window major signings will act as a relief to the fans.
Will Van Gaal lead the Devil to Europe’s elite competition and English glory or are we going to sit back and watch a sequel to last season’s tragicomedy?
For sure, “A new storm is breaking in the English seas.”

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  1. Colorad says:

    United are going nowhere. Defense is not just the problem, they looked clueless in attack with Young and Lingard as the wingbacks.

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