Manchester United's current problems are psychological in nature

News | Manchester United traveled as England's best away team to the league's weakest home team, West Brom. Despite the clear favorite role, it was difficult and dropped two points. The game ended 1: 1 (1: 1).

West Brom shocked early, Fernandes equalized

The roles before the kick-off of the Premier League Game between West Brom and Manchester United were more than clearly distributed. The penultimate in the table is also the worst team in the league, but the Red Devils have not lost in the opposing stadium for over a year. In this starting position, the start of the game immediately delivered a big surprise. Because already in minute two of the game, the landlord could actually take the lead. Diagne provided the opening shocker, after a half-field flank, the attacker headed. Trainer Sam Allardyce Despite the hit, there was no joy to be seen, probably also in anticipation of around 90 difficult minutes that lay ahead of his team. But United The goal actually seemed to unsettle the player at first. Afterwards, they were still a long way from being a favorite.

In fact, the favorite rarely managed to radiate danger and the party seemed balanced for long periods, contrary to all expectations. Where Manchester United had more possession, could West Brom book the better chances. Just before the 30-minute mark I had to David de Gea Parry a header strongly to avoid a higher residue. Only after this next warning shot did the determination and dominance of the Red Devils noticeably increase. This should bear fruit before half-time whistle. After a flank of Luke Shaw transformed Bruno Fernandes in the 44th minute with a handsome volley. The 1: 1 balance at the "psychologically important point in time."

United hapless at the front - happy at the back

As in the last 15 minutes of the first half, United took control of the game immediately after the restart. After the first thirty minutes, the expected course of the game between underdog and favorites set in. Especially the flank balls of the record champions repeatedly provided exciting moments in the penalty area West Broms. But the weakest defense this season should hold up for now. Also a penalty was United not granted in the 62nd minute. The referee reversed his foul decision after an on-field review. A controversial decision in the category "In other games the decision is probably different". Because the contact to the captain Harry Maguire was definitely given, a clear wrong decision was actually not apparent.

The impression of unhappiness continued, but failed in the 69th minute McTominay after a ricochet off a defender on the line. goalkeeper Johnstone was already beaten. A very good counter-chance for the home side was shortly afterwards from a new signing Ainsley Maitland-Niles given away. The ex-gunner placed too imprecisely across and prevented the renewed surprise lead. In the 78th minute then also had a goal scorer Diagne another chance to refill. Harry Maguire negligently lost the ball in his own penalty area, yes de Gea was just able to iron out the misfire of his captain. Up until the last minute, a victory even seemed within reach for both teams. Failed in the 95th minute Maguire head again on the post. A fitting ending. United leaves the big chance of three more points between you and your old rival Liverpool to bring lying.

 

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