10 thoughts on “Oh How It Hurts to lose there…..

  1. A fair take on the day ..good article Its about the game ..Nice to see you too supporting your team and players through good and bad ..As a big Liverpool fan I tend to do the same it is what it is.. The rivalry between the two most successful English clubs is unique and unrivaled the passion and heat of the moment does sometimes effect our brain and or mouths. AS a Scouser now living in Toronto amongst other Brits some good friends are even Mancs the banter back n forth is extreme at times and hard to escape in such a neutral location I give as good as i get my license plates read MANUTD8R so for tonight I get to wear a smile on my face down the pub..As a side note the clubs are supported word wide the most popular shirts you see are Liverpool and utd .. So the articles well written and seen worldwide should be given the thumbs up from both sides ..well done See you in a few weeks ..

  2. United played well for the most part with some good passing but there did not seem to be a urgency to score, maybe they missed Rooney. It’s a bad day for United fans, the scousers need to be punished at OT in a couple of weeks.

  3. Thanks Kevin for passing by..Glad to hear this from Liverpool fan. You are right,both clubs are popular worldwide… I was in Toronto on September and watched Stoke vs United at the main event and i met many passionate fans there. You won today…But hopefully we will win at Old Trafford 😉

  4. Kevin, thanks for the compliment and I got to say this is the first time in my life that I have come across such a level-headed Liverpool fan. But maybe that has got to do with the fact that you won. I am from Singapore and the passion and fever of a Liverpool-United match is also keenly felt here. The banter and insults are also regularly traded and these two clubs remain the most popular English clubs in the world. The two most supported English clubs in the world. Which is also why it hurts more having lost a tie against Liverpool. I am still sulking about it a day after the game. Hahah. See you at OT 🙂

  5. Eugene, I got to agree with you. We had a lot of possession and we controlled large parts of the game but in fairness we hardly created many clear-cut chances and as the clock ticked down in the second half, the lesser we kept possession and the lesser we were in the opponents half. I doubt Berbatov touched the ball when he came on and Hernandez was feeding on scraps. Our lack of creativity and lack of penetrative play has cost us this season too. There is no use keeping possession when we don’t do anything with it. Moreover our defence and goalkeeper don’t exude much confidence but in fairness, the younger members of the defence are doing better than the senior ones.

  6. Well, there is no surprise that Owen is sticking up for his young team mate De Gea. I am stating the obvious, but I am also just expressing my opinion.

    Evra was also at fault for the fault too with his positioning for the 2nd goal, but Hart, Schmeichel, Van Der Saar etc,etc, would have been quick to rush off his line to close Kuyt down in that situation – he made it too easy for Kuyt to line up his shot. But also for the first he should be coming out to try and get something on that corner for the first goal.

    I realise his confidence has suffered, but you have to look at why his confidence has suffered. I think uncertainty leads to anxiety and not knowing or not having the experience of the English game to deal with certain situations, (such as dealing with attackers that block vision and path to the ball and cause confrontations, pushing/pulling -all part and parcel of the game) – has caused De Gea to loose confidence. Then the uncertainly passes through to the defenders who are not sure whether to come or go.

    I have to say I like De Gea, his agility is not in question, he has good composure on the whole and good distribution too. I seen some of his saves and have been impressed with shot stopping on the whole and I think If he started his career in England @ age 15 and got used to the demands of the english game, then I am sure he would one of the best goalkeepers in England/Europe by now. However unlikely it is I think one of the best things that Fergie could do for him is really let him have a loan spell at a championship club where he would get the consistent game experience of bulking up and dealing with being bumped and bashed around. Short term pain for long term gain. I imagine he would come back a really solid keeper able to deal with the demands of the premier league.

  7. I think generally, the defence can’t be blamed, and it’s easy pickings to point the finger at De Gea as per usual. Generally, United were so comfortable during the game that perhaps it was just a lack of concentration that cost us the game. Michael Owen has since stuck up for De Gea on Twitter and I think it’s just unfortunate for the lad that every goal he lets in will be followed by a question “should he have done better with that”. Unfortunately mud sticks and the poor guy is going to get judged every single game for the rest of the season. United badly missed Rooney, and our usual philosophy of score more than we conceed would have won us the game if perhaps Nani and Rooney were involved.

  8. Tatts well said but I doubt Sir Alex will let him go on loan. It goes to show that it is not easy to play in England. He is not the first foreigner to suffer and there have been more experienced and better established foreigners before him who have come to England and failed, having done better elsewhere. I am not sure if the vision story has any truth in it. Only God knows. I feel Sir Alex will either sell him or stick with him. As sensible as a loan spell elsewhere might sound, I doubt he will do it.

  9. PLT what you say has some truth as well because it’s rather unfair that every goal he concedes will be magnified. However that goes with the territory of playing for Manchester United and being a United keeper. That is why so many came and failed to replace Schmeichel until Van Der Sar. It looks like its going to be a similar kind of a journey to find a replacement for Van Der Sar. De Gea has invited pressure from the first day in the Charity Shield and honestly, I don’t think many are convinced when they look at him and his slight figure in goal. It doesn’t exude confidence. As for scoring more goals than conceding then let me tell you that is not the way to win trophies. To win trophies, a team needs a solid defence.

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