Too Many Feed Long Sulitkan ‘Red Devils’ Own
Burnley – Manchester United again failed to achieve full points after only a 0-0 draw against Burnley. ‘Red Devils’ defense difficult to penetrate the campaign team because removing too much long ball.
In the match that took place at Turf Moor on Saturday (30/08/2014) night, United’s comeback with a 3-4-1-2 formation with Juan Mata put as “number 10″ and is supported by Darren Fletcher and Angel Di Maria.
In such formations, –selaku Eyes “number 10” – it is proper to get an adequate supply of passes from midfield. The task was originally performed by Fletcher.
Nevertheless, Fletcher performing below standard. Instead of receiving the pass from the back line and distribute it to the eyes, or keep control of the ball in midfield, the Scotland midfielder appeared passive.
Impact, Eyes had to drop into midfield to look for the ball. That followed, the Spanish midfielder was forced to give up a long pass to deliver supplies to the front lines –hal who also accomplished the United defender because of the absence of a player who could be given the ball in midfield.
“Obviously, we were disappointed. We came here to get three points and we did not do it. We played better in the second half, but not good enough to win the fight,” said Mata told MUTV.
“I am sure, when we could do a pass in the final third of the field, we can create a lot of chances. But, we release too much long ball in the first half, which is probably the reason we did not play so well.”
In addition to releasing many long pass forward, United are also a lot of feed off to the side wings are filled in by Ashley Young and Antonio Valencia. Bad luck for them, Young and Valencia are not good enough in releasing the crossing. Total, throughout the game, there is only one successful crossing that can be given both.
On the other hand, Di Maria, who made ??his debut with the ‘Red Devils’, assessed appear neat. Not only provide speed in the midfield, he also several times the start of United’s attack in the first half. However, he only played for 70 minutes and finally replaced by Anderson.