Okay, I lied in my previous post. I couldn’t finish watching yesterday’s Manchester derby match, because I was very sleepy. Or rather, I was bored to death by what I was watching: one of the worst Man Utd performances I’ve ever seen. The midfield was useless at taking possession, the defence was lethargic and kept gifting the City players chances to attack, and worst of all, there was no FIGHT, no passion from the United players.
Even after going 1-0 down, there were no signs of the famous Man Utd comeback. Everybody just kept on doing their own thing, and even Moyes seemed to have absolutely no clue what to do. It was no surprise that City sneaked in a second goal just before half-time, and that was my cue to head to bed. Woke up the next morning to the horrifying, but not surprising 4-1 thrashing.
I may not have been paying attention to soccer for the past three years, but I have been a Man Utd fan for over 20 years, and even I know that a 4-1 thrashing is a really big deal. Especially if it is from your bitter derby rivals.
It seems that the two-decades long dominance of Man Utd football is finally coming to an end. The late 1970s and 1980s were ruled by Liverpool, the 1990s and 2000s by Man Utd. Now, it’s the perfect opportunity for someone else to fill up the gap. Sigh, it was an amazing run while it lasted, Fergie.