Manchester – For the third consecutive time Manchester United lost without make goals after dominating possession. With intense competition for the position of the big four, MU also should as soon as possible back to victory lane.
MU 0-1 defeat when the host West Bromwich Albion on Saturday (05/03/2015). Jonas Olsson scored in the 63rd minute to be the only one who was born during the match at Old Trafford.
In that game, ESPN noted that the Red Devils actually far superior ball possession 80% -20% over visitors. MU even releasing 26 shots with nine of them on target, far more than the three accurate shots from six experiments WBA.
The result leaves Manchester United now has passed the last three games without a single victory. The more disappointing because there is a similar trend in the three games: Louis van Gaal’s troops dominated possession but lost without being able to make a goal.
The inability to add the numbers in the last three games no doubt also affected the MU positions in the standings board. Despite still on track won the Champions League ticket, ‘Red Devils’, who finished fourth with 65 points from 35 games must be very vigilant.
Right below that threaten the existing Liverpool with 61 points from the same number of matches. Tottenham Hotspur, who have 58 points from 34 matches (maximum 70 points) and Southampton with 57 points from 35 games (maximum 66 points) can still be mathematically even shift the MU.
“It was a disappointing evening for us. It is impossible to win if you do not make a goal,” said Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata as reported by the BBC.
“We know some teams will do this sort of thing (survive by meeting then strike back) and we had to find a way to beat them. We have to learn from this defeat and move on.”
“We also know Liverpool and other teams kept coming so we need more points as soon as possible,” he said.
The three games remaining in a row MU will visit Crystal Palace, Arsenal entertain, and then a visit to the headquarters of Hull City.