SOCCER TALK: Is This It for OGS?

Whereas Manchester United have shriveled and faded into delusion over the years since Sir Alex Ferguson exited, their bitter rivals Liverpool have gained much ground, moving from strength to strength. With a squad full of depth capable of winning trophies and fighting for big honors, winning the champions League is just a cap of the iceberg. In the 2019/20 EPL campaign, Liverpool are yet to loose a match, and their performance is that of a team shooting for the trophy, not just to finish top 4. Sad as it is, Manchester United’s campaign seems over before they even make a proper step into this season’s campaign.

OGS is walking on thin ice, with the Man United hierarchy known to have little patience with bad results. The timing is really bad for the embattled gaffer as they face off an in-form Liverpool. Last season, his predecessor Jose Mourinho was fired after Liverpool nailed his coffin, and what remained what to bury his coffin and call his tenure off.

Liverpool’s win that got Mou fired by Man United in the 2018/19 campaign.

The same rival team has come to visit at such a bad time when Man United is limping and enveloped in a dark cloud of doubt, series of bad results and speculations regarding the way forward for the club. Injuries to key player like Pogba and De Gea add more problems to OGS, who has had a tough time in getting his forwards scoring goals and his defense from leaking them.

The celebrations of Liverpool that got Mou fired forever etch our memories as the Red Devils fans. If this is repeated today, and a damage of 3-0 at Old Trafford done by Mane and Co., it would not go down well. That is one bitter pill no one would want to swallow. We hope Rashford and Co. save the boss’ job or else there will be another manager at the wheel come end of November. A loss will result to Man United dropping to the relegation zone, a dreaded position a team of Man United status should not even sniff at. Anyway, it all depends on how the 11 selected men puff, huff and make it count on the field in 90 min. Substitution and tactical decisions lie with OGS, while commitment of every player in the Red shirt matters. Lady Luck seems lost to other teams charms, but hope she smiles back and hugs the lonely Red Devil in the Man United crest.

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