Manchester United 1-1 Leicester City post-match reflection: Another lacklustre performance

Manchester United’s top four hopes took another major blow on Saturday as the Reds were held to a 1-1 draw with Leicester City at Old Trafford.

The draw leaves United sitting three points behind Arsenal in fourth place, having played two more games than the Gunners.

With only eight league games of the season to go, the chances of United getting into the top four are now looking increasingly slim.

Having already dropped countless silly points at Old Trafford this season, United can not afford to drop any more and in doing so it has all but cost United’s hopes of finishing in the top four. Saturday’s game should have been one which we secured three points from, with Leicester not looking as strong as they did in previous years.

The first half was terrible and truth be told, it was one of the most lacklustre performances we’ve seen all season.

Without Ronaldo, we have no Plan B and that is a major problem. With Marcus Rashford out of form, Rangnick opted for Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba to further forward, but as shown against City a few weeks back it doesn’t work and as a result United looked toothless up front.

You could count on one hand games this season were Manchester United have actually played well and that just isn’t good enough. Too many times we have seen United play poorly and — without Ronaldo and Fernandes — could have ended the season in the lower half of the Premier League table.

The draw has all but ended United’s hopes of finishing in the top four this season. Arsenal may drop more points as may Spurs but so will United. You wouldn’t put it past us to go and beat Arsenal at the Emirates then drop points against Norwich at Old Trafford.

It’s just been that type of season.

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