Di Maria makes his debut but United’s woes continue


It would have been an irony if an “Angel” would have solved United’s problems on his debut, but Di Maria was United’s man of the first half as he showed glimpses of his technical abilities despite being deployed in a deeper role at the center of midfield, while all the other Red Devils were almost clueless, and panicking, with Rooney being a toothless captain as well, as he clearly does not deserve this role, and the wages to go along. Burnley were the better side in the first half, and United were lucky to still go 0-0 at half time, as David Jones fired a freekick against the crossbar on the 3rd minute itself, and then De Gea produced a flying save later on to keep the score level. Di Maria was involved in United’s only 2 dangerous situations, first finding RvP with a long range cross but the latter could only hit the keeper with the shot, and then Mata losing his footing in the box after Di Maria fed him a brilliant ball through. Di Maria however lasted only 70 minutes, as he left with what seemed to be an ankle injury, replaced by Anderson (yes, he’s still here!!!). In the end United ended up with another point, making it 2 points in 3 games played, and I have only one thing to say to LVG, BRING BACK THE 4-4-2 formation!!! United’s genes have been built around this formation, and clearly the 3-5-2 used by LVG is backfiring, and it’s about time to take the necessary actions to prevent further downslide for United. On a high note thou, it seems that Daley Blind will be signing soon with the Red Devils (OK let’s take a pun at him – he must be really blind to sign with the team now), as the club has officially announced reaching an agreement with Ajax, with Blind due for a medical and agreement on personal terms.