Just not good enough


An unlikely contribution from Shaw saw Manchester United snatch yet another draw last night as the Red Devils struggled and were held again on home ground by Everton this time, who themselves were outplayed during the weekend in the Liverpool derby. The Manchester United defender has been under criticism from Mourinho for the past days, but played an important part in the dying minutes of the game to make sure Everton did not leapfrog the Red Devils.

United had a patient start in the game, and had the first chance to score on the 13th minute, yet Lingard wasted the opportunity by firing wide. De Gea was forced into a save at the other end on the 20th minute, but two minutes later he was helpless as Jagielka slotted between the legs of the keeper. United tried to get back in the game, but Herrera saw his shot saved by Robles. United had possession (as usual), but were struggling to make something meaningful out of it (again as usual 😈 ).

The second half saw United continue their struggle to create something upfront, despite Zlatan leading the lines, and Mkhitaryan and Shaw were both sent on after the hour mark to try change things around. Zlatan finally managed to find the net on the 70th minute, but his goal was ruled out for offside. United had to be on guard at the back thou, as Everton counter-attacked the Red Devils, but as time flew by, it seemed like the Red Devils were heading for a defeat until the 93rd minute, where Shaw thumped a strike towards goal, and Williams stuck his hand out to deny the full-back, leaving the referee no choice than point to the penalty spot, and a red card in the process for the Everton player. Zlatan stepped up to take the penalty, and coolly dispatched the ball past the keeper for the equalizer, ensuring a lucky escape for the team in red as once again they struggled to be creative in front of goal, and the long ball tactics used by Mourinho reminds us of LVG, and this is clearly the anti-“United way” to play.