Manchester United’s home performance against Newcastle United ended in a 0-0 draw, which was yet another letdown.
Both teams struggled to get the upper hand in a very close game, and Scott McTominay was unable to pull off any late miracles this time. Joelinton hit the woodwork twice, and United might have fallen behind, but they avoided a major scare.
Erik ten Hag will be concerned as a result of the recent decline in goals.
1. Not Taking Their Chances
Although United were successful in preventing the opposition from scoring, they missed a large number of scoring opportunities despite the fact that they prevented the opposition from scoring.
At times, it seems as if United is making an excessive amount of effort to score, and their decision making isn’t quite up to par.
Even though they had one of the deadliest scorers in the history of the game and guys in behind him who were recognised for their imaginative play, opportunity after chance was missed. Furthermore, upcoming meetings against Tottenham and Chelsea make it impossible for this to continue.
This season, United has only scored 13 goals in nine games, and it is easy to see why that is the case. Despite this, they are continuing their hunt for one of the top four spots, but the next weeks might be very important.
2. Not Freshen Things Up In Attack
United needed a late heroics from replacement McTominay against Omonia on Thursday in order to escape their most humiliating performance at home in years.
McTominay came through with the quality. The Cypriot team was the target of 33 shots, and it took a goal in the 92nd minute for them to emerge victorious.
Ten Hag made just one adjustment to his front four despite his team’s poor performance against Omonia, in which the goalie for the opposing team was singled out for special recognition.
Marcus Rashford was substituted for Jadon Sancho, but Cristiano Ronaldo, Bruno Fernandes, and Antony all maintained their starting positions.
However, they were equally wasteful, and Ten Hag wants to find a solution to this problem as soon as possible. At Ajax, Ten Hag instilled an offensive mentality in the team, but at United, he has not yet worked his magic.