Manchester United have started the season just as they concluded the previous campaign, by losing their season opener last weekend at home to Brighton & Hove Albion by a score line of 2-1, in what was their new manager, Erik Ten Hag’s first match in charge. The match was played in front of the current owners Avram Glazer, and a full Old Trafford. The team looked lost and very confused at times during the match, the current sets of players seem rather incompetent of producing top level performances consistently. The fans showed their frustrations towards the Glazers who have poorly invested in the team for a very long time, while constantly taking money out of the club.
Now the fans, the team, and organization, basically everyone that is involved with United want to see their current American owners leave the club. There are currently multiple offers on the table for the team to be bought by new owners, but whether the Glazers decide to sell the club remains uncertain. According to the United Post, the fans are planning to protest yet again when they face their biggest rivals, Liverpool, at home next weekend.
Brentford have added more fuel to the fire at Old Trafford, after demolishing the Red Devils in front of their small 17,000 packed capacity stadium. The home fans were rocking throughout the match as they fought harder than the United players, causing mistakes before capitalizing on those United mistakes. The pressure is certainly on the entire United organization as the team continues to often put in embarrassing displays. United fans have become a constant laughing stock on social media as rival fans continues to spread memes week in and week out.
This United team is a far cry from the individuals that put in spectacular displays during the glory days. Right now, it seems like not even the great Sir Alex Ferguson can elevate these bunch of players. Players like Scott McTominey, Fred, and others are starting in a United team when they are incapable of passing the ball five yards. United have certainly gone backwards as a team, and they will continue to fall further from the glory days until new owners take over the club and change the entire dynamics of the organization. By signing the right players, while hiring experienced people who are more than capable to run the club, only then will United begin to progress.