It’s amazing being at Old Trafford this season, not only do you get to see some of the most mind-numbingly boring football on the planet, less goals than anywhere else in the Premier League and consistently disappointing results, you also get to see the crowd lose faith at an alarming rate. United fans biggest – and only- cheer of the drab loss to Southampton was when the hapless Marouane Fellaini was substituted for Juan Mata.
The amazing thing about the entire proceedings, isn’t United’s loss or the fact a player so obviously below the required standard starting games, but the manager actually blames taking him off on contributing to the defeat.
Speaking after the game Louis Van Gaal noted:
R20;Our defence in set-plays was weaker because I changed Fellaini and had to change Darmian. Every change was a weakness in defence.”
Yes, you heard it straight from the manager’s mouth folks, the reason United lost was taking off Fellaini, as Charlie Austin grabbed his winner from a set-play. Just when you think Van Gaal can’t get any worse…