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Young and Fellaini not the only villains in
Manchester United's draw in Spain
The Premier League champions were held
0-0 in a disappointing draw against Real
Sociedad on Tuesday night.
Manchester United spurned an opportunity to
put one foot in the knockout rounds of the
Champions League on Tuesday night.
The English side should have recorded victory
over a lacklustre Real Sociedad side in Spain,
but lacked the clinical edge to convert
Two main villains in the piece have been repeat
offenders, with United fans given another
opportunity to be frustrated with Ashley Young
and Marouane Fellaini.
Young was introduced as a second-half
substitute, and looked lively from his berth on
the wing. However, another questionable dive
will have had the travelling support squirming
in their seats.
The England star’s conduct has been
questioned both last season and already this
term, with Young guilty of going down too
easily under pressure. He has been booked for
diving this season, and David Moyes has been
vocal in his desire for his players to be honest.
However, the slightest of touches allowed the
ex-Aston Villa winger to hit the deck once
more to win a penalty for his side. No-one
wants a diver in their team, and another
example of dishonesty opens Young up to
Fellaini was given an opportunity to boss the
United midfielder in Michael Carrick’s absence,
but was needlessly sent off in the clash. Prior
to this he has shown some neat touches and
predominantly kept possession, without
threatening overly in the final third.
However, his dismissal is another reason for
Moyes and the United fans to be frustrated
with the Belgian after an underwhelming start
to life in Manchester.
Although Young and Fellaini will be subject to
abuse after the draw, a host of other United
players are not exempt from the fans’
Although it shouldn’t have been a penalty in
the first place, Robin van Persie’s miss from
the spot compounded a poor team
performance. Javier Hernandez started the
game and was guilty of missing a gilt-edged
chance to win the game also. Finally, Wayne
Rooney was uncharacteristically quiet, and
United actually looked more of a threat when
the England man was substituted.
Both full-backs Patrice Evra and Chris Smalling
will be disappointed with their delivery after
finding space to cross, while Antonio Valencia
was wasteful also.
There are not many positives to be taken from
the game, but one that stood out was Shinji
Kagawa’s performance. The Japan international
has spent the majority of the campaign looking
on from the sidelines, but looked like a threat
The ex-Borussia Dortmund man looked
especially dangerous when moved into the
number ten role following Rooney’s
substitution, and his performance will
encourage Moyes to use him more regularly
than he has been so far this term.
With in-form Arsenal to play at the weekend,
United’s key players will need to improve if
the side are to get a positive result at Old