The kings of blunders

United-FulhamManchester United suffered yet another setback today, as Moyes’ men lost 2 points stupidly to Fulham, managed by none other that SAF’s ex-assistant, René Meulensteen. United are already in a crisis as Evans and Jones are injured amongst the defenders, and with Vidic already announcing his departure at the end of the season, it could only get worst when Fulham, against the run of play, scored via Sidwell on the 19th minute to silence the Old Trafford crowd following a defensive “coma” in United’s backline. Despite United enjoying possession, Fulham looked well organized and kept them at bay, with Stekelenburg looking very confident in Fulham’s goal. Instead United could have conceded a second but old boy Richardson hooped the ball over the bar. United kept on the pressure in the second half, and were eventually rewarded on the 78th minute when RvP tucked home Mata’s cross. United were on a high and Carrick found the net a couple of minutes later, as his shot took a deflection off Parker to beat Stekelenburg for the second time. However, United seemed too confident on the win, and again were caught at the back as Fulham went on a last attack, with Richardson’s initial attempt parried by De Gea, but the ball stayed in play, and worst, fell kindly to Bent to nod home on the 94th minute to definitely cut short the celebrations for the home side, as United were left red-faced, and now 9 points from the 4th spot, but of course with teams like Tottenham and Everton well above the Red Devils. Next trip for United will be at the Emirates Stadium in midweek, as Arsenal will try to wash away the humiliation suffered at Liverpool yesterday, and things could be very sour for Moyes and Co. in that match as the Gunners will be waiting with all guns blazing.

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