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4 black points after M.U’s draw: Wind reversed; Ten Hag was right

 Let’s take a look at the notable issues surrounding the home team’s draw at Old Trafford against Tottenham.

Too bad Bruno

Since moving to Old Trafford, Bruno Fernandes has undeniably been one of the most successful signings of Manchester United for many recent years. However, the Portuguese midfielder rarely shines in big matches, and once again, he had a lackluster performance against Tottenham Hotspur. 

Data from Fotmob shows that, Bruno completely failed to develop his creative ability against the London club. Specifically, the former Sporting CP star had only 1 pass to create a scoring opportunity throughout the match, and both of his shots failed to hit the target. Notably, Bruno only accurately made 2/7 crosses and 2/8 passes in the last match.

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 Bruno is disappointing. 

The wind reverses

In the past, it was easy to assert that Tottenham had never been placed “on the same plate”; With Man Utd, they are even considered a “score warehouse” of the home team at Old Trafford. To the point, Sir Alex Ferguson just needed to cheer up his students with a simple statement: “Lads, it’s Tottenham.” (“Guys, it’s just Tottenham.”)

However, at the present time, the position between the two teams has almost completely changed, and if you look at Man Utd’s performance last night, it would not be an exaggeration to say that they played like a “team”. diuresis” against Spurs. Right at Old Trafford, they let the London team dominate for most of the match. Specifically, data from Fotmob shows that the Red Devils are inferior to Tottenham in ball control rate (36% -64%) and number of shots (9-16).

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 Man Utd was overwhelmed. 

Ten Hag was right

Speaking at the post-match press conference, Ten Hag frankly asserted that Man Utd did not do well in defending in set situations, and this was also the point that made him unhappy. Indeed, Tottenham almost always created waves towards Andre Onana’s goal during corner kicks or direct free kicks, and one of them led to Richarlison’s equalizer.

According to data from Telegraph, Man Utd has conceded a total of 10 set goals since the beginning of the season. In the Premier League, only Bournemouth (11) is the team with a worse record than Ten Hag and his team.

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 Ten Hag needs to improve Man Utd’s weaknesses. 

The Champions League is far away

A draw against a direct competitor for a ticket to the Champions League next season, overall, this is not a very negative result. However, looking at the actual situation, Man Utd is too far away from the Top 4, and even if they play stably in the second half of the season, it will still be difficult for Ten Hag’s team to participate in the C1 Cup next season. .

Currently, despite having played one more match, Man Utd is 8 points behind Arsenal, and ahead of them are West Ham and Tottenham. It is important to know that if Brighton defeats Wolves in the next match, they will surpass Man Utd to occupy 7th place on the rankings.

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