The clueless ones

From the players to the manager, everyone in red today at Old Trafford were clueless on how to break down West Brom and the draw conceded in the end is a big dent to their hopes for a top 4 finish.

The Red Devils dominated proceedings but were lifeless in attack despite the presence of Rashford and Martial, supported eventually by Rooney in the second half, but the attack just failed to click. Martial came close in the first half as the Red Devils toiled to break down West Brom’s defense. 

Mkhitaryan wasted 2 opportunities in the second half followed by Fellaini who sliced his shot wide off target. The frustration of the fans and the manager could be sensed but United were not able to find any creativity to score, despite a long range effort from Rashford. De Gea could have turned into the villain in the dying minutes as he failed to properly catch Fletcher’s long range effort which ended on the bar then fell back to him kindly in the end. Rashford was then given another chance at the other end but Foster was equal to his freekick to keep it out. The Red Devils had to content themselves with the draw as a few boos rang out from the stands, missing the chance yet again to put pressure on the current  top 4 teams.