Man United Must Spend, To Ressurect title hope

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

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As the january transfer window is gradually coming to a close, many would be suprised that a team like manchester united who have seen a sharp decline in form since october last year is yet to add any player to their squad. United sitting 10 points behind title leaders Leicester City and 5 points behind fourth place Tottenham.

Manchester United who are going through a difficult season so far which have seen them win only 10 of their 23 premier league fixtures this season and also loosing a further six, has led to various degrees of criticism from former United legend Paul Scholes. Who have accused the Van gaal led united players of lacking proffessionalism and technical skill the club requires, Even worse is that the Coach Van Gaal has admitted being bored watching united play this season.

Analysis using the whoscored.com football statistics data shows that United known previously for their counter attacking style of football has scored an average of (1.2) goals per game this season, And a further 59% average possesion per game. The anger of united fans this season has always been the inability of the players to create goal scoring chances with them having a high percentage of possession each game. The problem of United this season is their lack of passion and Winning mentality of the players. United's inability to qualify out of their group in the champions league is as a result of lack of goals and poor defending.

The high increase in the amount of players out on injury has also forced the manager to include more reserve players in United's matchday list. One of the notable injury is that of English man Luke Shaw who has been sidelined for long, coupled with that of matteo damian who was injured against southampton. Manchester United are expected to buy a side-back to fill in the void left by Luke Shaw. Also an additional creative midfielder is needed to help utilise the high possesion United are known for this season. And also a striker to help ease up the scoring pressure on Wayne Rooney and Anthony Martial who have scored a combined low of (11) premier league goals this season

Man United having been linked previously with big transfer targets Gareth Bale, Thomas Muller, Matts Hummels and lately Neymar,Which so far they are unable to sign any.

Going by the reaction of United fans at Old trafford against southampton, it shows the fans are getting frustrated watching their favourite team play. United might be left to count their loss at the end of the season if they fail to qualify for next season's Champions league. They will only have their self to blame for not seizing their opportunity to boost their squad during the January tranfer window.

Do you think Manchester United can qualify for the champions league with their current squad. Leave your comments below


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