Sport

Man Utd’s last home game of the season is being played amid angry protests in stark contrast to the first game

MANCHESTER UNITED will play their last home game against a backdrop of apathy and discontent that no one could have foreseen nine months ago.

What a mood contrast on September 11th.

Man Utd set to end their last home game amid fan protests and apathy

1

Man Utd set to end their last home game amid fan protests and apathyCredit: Alamy

Cristiano Ronaldo had returned and the atmosphere was fantastic, as good as Old Trafford has seen it.

The chants from Tollgate Pub and Sir Matt Busby Way were from “Viva Ronaldo”.

Now they are protesting the Glazer family who own it and United’s general malaise.

The plan, proposed by a fan group for Monday’s game against Brentford, will see everyone go 17 minutes before the end, marking the 17 years the Glazers have been in charge.

The best free bets and sign-up offers from our bookmaker partners
Tchouameni transfer hunt last, United Ward-Prowse £75m EXCLUSIVE

But how different it was that September day when Ronaldo scored twice and United beat Newcastle 4-1 in their fourth game of the season.

They had already started with a 5-1 win over Leeds, an away draw at Southampton and a win at Wolves.

Victory at West Ham would follow in the next league game and there was a genuine belief that a title challenge was on the horizon. How quickly things can unravel.

Within two months, they were humiliated at home by 5-0 and 2-0 losses to Liverpool and Manchester City.

Most read in the Premier League

FREE BETS AND SIGN UP OFFERS – THE BEST DEALS FOR NEW CUSTOMERS

On November 20 they were beaten 4-1 by a team from Watford who have now returned to the Championship and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was gone.

Of all managerial exits since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement in 2013, this has hurt everyone involved at the club.

Solskjaer will always be a legend at Old Trafford and will be one of football’s good guys.

And as he said himself, he was close to getting this club back to where it needed to be.

It is unbelievable that this team finished second in the league last season and reached the Europa League final. That was before the arrival of Jadon Sancho, Raphael Varane and Ronaldo.

They are now heading for an all-time low score in the Premier League, currently standing at 64 from the 2013/14 season.

A NEW LOW

They have to win their last three games just to do that.

But even Monday’s visitors, Brentford, are no longer a given for three points at Old Trafford.

The fact that a point at home against Chelsea last week was considered a minor triumph says everything about where the club stands.

The only ray of light in what appears to be a very dark tunnel for United fans is the arrival of a new manager in the form of Erik ten Hag.

And a rebuild won’t include contractless Paul Pogba, Juan Mata, Edinson Cavani and Nemanja Matic.

Don’t expect an emotional goodbye from them tomorrow.
Interim boss Ralf Rangnick also says goodbye to Old Trafford.

The best thing that came out of his tenure was telling some home truths about the state of the club and what needs to be done now.

Putin has'two sons with secret Turner lover, says paramedic who gave birth to them'
Harry plays polo in the California sun after joining buddies' team

He will help in an advisory capacity and at the same time be Austria Manager.

Apparently, the team plans to do a round of appreciation after the game. They might want to reconsider that full-time.

https://www.the-sun.com/sport/football/premier-league/5242476/man-utd-fans-protests-brentford-old-trafford-preview/ Man Utd’s last home game of the season is being played amid angry protests in stark contrast to the first game

ClareFora

Daily Nation Today is an automatic aggregator of the all world’s media. In each content, the hyperlink to the primary source is specified. All trademarks belong to their rightful owners, all materials to their authors. If you are the owner of the content and do not want us to publish your materials, please contact us by email – admin@dailynationtoday.com. The content will be deleted within 24 hours.

Related Articles

Back to top button