Wenger And The Gunners Exorcise The Red Devils, This was an opponent that was playing in the fourth tier only seven years ago and docked 17 points for its financial mess. It wasn’t even a case of plucky Bournemouth snatching a freak victory. The Cherries deserved all three points. A draw would have flattered United. Who scores the winning goal shall win a defiant Van Gaal said after the latest loss when injuries were blamed for losing to a team with perhaps the most debilitating collection of sidelined players in the top flight. The world’s second wealthiest team should never have been in a position where it had to give both full backs their full Premier League debuts in the match.
Wenger And The Gunners Exorcise The Red Devils
As $3 billion United has struggled for goals. The strikers discarded by Van Gaal have being showing just how lethal they can be: Summer sale Javier Hernandez has 15 in 12 games for Bayer Leverkusen and James Wilson has scored twice in his three games since joining Brighton on loan.
Manchester United are just so boring to watch
Bournemouth was not even the only humiliation of the week. It followed a Champions League humbling at Wolfsburg and the ignominy of instead being in Monday’s secondary draw for the knockout round for the second-tier Europa League. It will seem even more painful in February when Manchester City is playing in the Champions League and United is in the backwaters of Thursday night continental competition.
Manchester United have lost that fear factor
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Steadily as well, City is catching its more illustrious neighbor off the field. Although its manager’s position seems no more secure than Van Gaal’s – Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola is being talked about as replacing Manuel Pellegrini’s inconsistent title-challengers for next season – the club seems calmer and more stable.
Red Devils start to exorcise Euro demons
Internationally, City is also catching up with United by adopting a more innovative approach. United generated almost $600 million in 2014-15 as its commercial operation continues to add to its global array of sponsorships. But City is only $70 million behind and expanding globally in a more innovative way with partner clubs in Australia, the United States and Japan and now Chinese investors taking a 13 percent stake in the Abu Dhabi-owned club.