Manchester United and Norwich have played 45-minutes in their FA Cup quarter-final tie with the score level at 0-0. Fans have taken to social media to express their disappointment in the Red’s first-half display.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer opted to field a strong starting eleven, despite deploying eight changes to the first team.
However, fans have been left feeling disappointed by United’s opening 45-minutes in what has been a lackluster performance which has lacked the cutting-edge.
The Reds have often found themselves faltering at the final stage of their attacks, offering very little in terms of killer quality.
Without a doubt, United’s best player so far has been Portuguese midfielder Bruno Fernandes. The star-man and fan favourite has been a constant architect in pursuit of unlocking The Canaries’ defensive line, including a stunning pass to striker Odion Ighalo.
Norwich arguably came closest to breaking the deadlock in the final moments of the first-half in what was 30-seconds of panic in United’s box. Had it not have been for a lack-ditch block by captain Harry Maguire, European hopefuls United could well have found themselves 1-0 down to Championship threatened Norwich.
Solskjaer will be keen to get his men together in the dressing room in an attempt to regroup his side ahead of the second-half.
With a bit more belief @NorwichCityFC could be a goal up in this game. Grew into the game as the half went on.
Ole needs to inject some energy into @ManUtd. Maybe starting Ighalo with Mata/Lingard isn’t the best idea.
— Couch Sports Adam (@CouchSportsAdam) June 27, 2020
That was a shocking half of football😪 #NORMUN
— Thereddevilway (@thereddevilway) June 27, 2020
Lingard, is really losing it. He’s overdoing stuff to impress.
Fred and Bruno are having a good game.
More firepower, lads.#NORMUN
— Utchman Koko ~™ (@UtchOkereke) June 27, 2020
This attack is moving at traffic pace😤 #NORMUN
— Ted Otengo (@OtengoTed) June 27, 2020
Can we do 9 changes? Utterly lethargic!#NORMUN
— El Otsemehuno O. (@Elvismanutd) June 27, 2020
That was a difficult 45mins to watch. #NORMUN
— The Red Devils (@TheNewRedDevils) June 27, 2020
If you’re going to put that team out just forfeit the fucking tie. Why start Lingard and Mata, you know exactly what you’re going to get. Slow and ponderous on the ball, non existent off it. Back to LVG football.#NORMUN
— Richard (@WaveyCapes) June 27, 2020
— Yeko 🇺🇬 (@YekoyadaUG) June 27, 2020