It’s official Manchester United worst 1st half in the club history is over. The day is October 4, 2020, and Manchester United faces Tottenham Hotspurs on Old Trafford. The start didn’t indicate any catastrophe in making. United went up in 2nd minute of the game after Bruno Fernande’s penalty kick. Soon enough frustration and lack of organization will play a major part in United’s misery.
Sadly United’s captain and the most expensive defender in football has failed to live to his price tag once again. His inability to clear the ball with two lousy headers lead to the 1st Coys goal in the 4th minute of the game.
Tottenham started smelling blood and United defense poor organization showed futile in 7th minute of the 1st half after a foul on Harry Kane who didn’t waste any time and passed the ball quickly to Son who’s chip put Coys up 2-1.
Without question, the most controversial minute of the 1st half was the 28th minute. Eric Lamela pushed Martial with an elbow pretty close to his face but arguable “he was just making room” while waiting for the corner kick. Martial retaliation “slap” would make any man laugh rather than cry but hey “The Oscar for 2020’s biggest cry baby goes to... Eric Lamela!” Lamela put up a show and Martial was sent off.
Harry Kane put his name on the scoreboard in the 30th minute and Son added his 2nd in the 37th minute.
Arguably these are the most difficult moments of Ole’s managerial career in Manchester because never in recorded history Manchester United conceded 4 goals in the first half.
This must feel really special for Jose Mourinho who was sacked by Ed Woodward and Ole was appointed his successor.
The 2nd half of the game didn’t go too well for United either Aurier added his 2nd goal in 51st minute of the match but that’s a story for another day.