- Oct 27, 2011
A rather disturbing trend that I am seeing this year is that we are doing much better away than at home. We seem unsure of ourselves at OT. What would be the reason for that?
Yet none of this happened last season. Why's that then?Mourinho has instilled the underdog mentality in the team. Away from home everyone knows that the home side needs to take the mantle and we thrive in such conditions because we are setup to take advantage of mistakes.
Maybe. It’s possible this is a recent trend. Like I said in my first post in the thread, too few games to be certain. Not when our home record in the league over the course of last season was so impressive.I think this started to happen at the tail end of last season. We weren't really impressive in any game during that period.
Edit: Even sevilla outplayed us at home
This, every game it's like a bag of Revels, you never know which United will turn up and there are also games where the performance over 90 minutes can be a bit of everything. I can't recall the last time I watched a big United game where beforehand I actually thought United would win, rather than just hoping for the best.Not sure if it has very much to do with our matches being at home or away. Our performances have just been extremely unstable in general. Our only away win against a decent team was at Watford, where we only played well for 15min and spent the rest of the match hanging on.
Derby County was the first match that I'd predicted us to win all seasonThis, every game it's like a bag of Revels, you never know which United will turn up and there are also games where the performance over 90 minutes can be a bit of everything. I can't recall the last time I watched a big United game where beforehand I actually thought United would win, rather than just hoping for the best.
I just hate the way United go into games against other top teams with the main aim of blocking out the other side and nicking a victory. Games against Chelsea, for example, where Mourinho's main aim is to neutralise Hazard by any means necessary. Good defending is obviously a big requirement in any great team but surely there is a way to combine it with some creative and attacking prowess.
The shameful performances in big games, the home defeat against Sevilla and the FA Cup Final last season being two recent examples of the timid and soulless football United are currently playing.