Not the best week for the Man Utd faithful’s, being almost humiliated at Camp Neu, showing how far really “The Biggest club in the World” are from being the best on the planet.
Lionel Messi is still one of the best players on the planet, showing the Man Utd players how to be the clinical finish and “edge” that Paul Pogba should be for his club, but sadly far from being in a team lacking the quality of the best.
News today is also sad reading with the arrest of Nicky Butt and Paul Scholes being charged by the FA for gambling while playing. Butt who is in charge of the Manchester United academy is not helping Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and the club with that episode close to the result out there tonight.
Paul Scholes who has earlier gone out and being critical about former manager David Moyes, Louis Van Gaal and recently talking down Jose Mourinho, made a strange decision to resign via text from his short stint at Oldham Athletic manager.
Recent news about Scholes being charged by FA for gambling while playing, is really shocking if that is true, since he, on the field, and also of it has been the real “white prince” but as we all know a really hard player to come up against when playing.
Sad week for Manchester United, and as we have seen the this project at Manchester United is far from being a finished article, probably being heavily helped by a very nice fixture list in the beginning and some very lucky moments a few weeks back.
A good analysis from Liam Brady and his party after the game, talking Man Utd after the defeat, getting everything right as the team is cleaned naked by Barcelona. They need to find a new momentum to be competitive.
The big question will be, will Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, with his permanent job, put all smiles back on the Man Utd fans when they are up against the best teams and the best opponents like Barcelona and Lionel Messi.
We honestly believed that Jose Mourinho probably was, maybe together with Jurgen Klopp, Carlo Ancelotti and Pep Guardiola, the only managers to get Manchester United back on track, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer might get lucky again.
They were in the Champions League and the FA Cup with Jose Mourinho at the helm, they were sixth in the Premier League, at the moment they are out of the Champions League, not in the FA Cup and still number six in the Premier League.