After last Sunday’s smash and grab win against Liverpool which is one of the most important fixtures in the season for United. You might have expected that such a dramatic win might have given the team a much needed boost to continue that against Southampton at home.
Unsurprisingly, United continued their dismal goal scoring record of not scoring before half time at home which started at the end of September and has contributed to some poor results at the “Theatre of Dreams”. In the whole match there was no clear cut chances which is hardly a surprise considering the style of play LVG has adopted which many fans and pundits alike have used the term “boring” which is hard to argue against.
The match itself was decided by Southampton’s new £4 million signing Charlie Austin the substitute headed in Ward-Prowes’s cross to cap of a dream debut for the former QPR striker, which contributed to a thoroughly deserved win. http://gty.im/506418576 That goal and defeat prompted a chorus of boos from most of the crowd at Old Trafford towards LVG which I have never seen ever, at such a back clash against the manager. Many have been against the manager for quite a while but have been still supporting the manager and the team but Saturday seemed like they had enough. Never have I seen the crowd react like that even during the David Moyes tenure the fans were always supporting but now it seems like they’ve had enough of LVG’s slow, boring lethargic style of play from the team.
There have been a few rumours flying around after that result, that if United fail to beat Derby County in the FA Cup on Friday that LVG might be relieved of his duties. Another rumour that popped up is that Jose Mourinho has apparently been writing “letters” to the United board explaining that he’ll adapt his managing style to ensure that he has his team playing the “United way” such rumours have been flying around ever since Mourinho was available and recently with Pep Guardiola declaring his interest in working in the Premier League next season. And with LVG’s position under so much scrutiny and with high profile managers available his time might be up very soon. http://gty.im/143213239