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Ineffective in Istanbul

Another Euro away for United and yet another poor and disappointing evening for all of you at home watching. As well as all those lads that travelled out there yesterday for a few days, or for those that are currently heading back now from their day trip. I know many genunine United fans and most of them are over in Turkey now. They of course will be once again disappointed with their teams effort and performance, that however will not stop them enjoying their trip. Good on them!

Hello to all you Man United fans out there, my name is James Connors from the football website Two Footed Tackle and I love sport and in particular football. I’m a freelance writer and I recently contacted the MUFC Blog to see if I could do a guest blog for them. They were more than happy for me to do so, unfortunately I’ve picked a bad time by the looks of it to do a report. Anyway, here goes…

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Jeremain Lens celebrating his teams second goal

After last Saturdays 0-0 draw at home to Burnley, when United quite clearly dominated and should of beaten the Lancashire team in to the ground. A much needed pick up was required, but as it turns out, with no surprise, an away trip to Turkey and in particular the noturious Instanbul was not the best place to be going. You may disagree, but United seem low on confidence in nearly all areas of the field currently. Even the excellent David de Gea isn’t making the great saves he’s always seemed to save in recent times. That’s just my opinion though, please feel free to let me know if I am wrong.

Is it a mind set, it must be, as confidence wasn’t lacking last Saturday when they created, or at least had 37 shots at Burnley, yet still couldn’t score. Tonight though, they looked frightened to do anything, go past anybody, take a shot, beat a man, look for that effective through ball.

United might not of scored last Saturday, but that wasn’t down to creativity, that was down to Burnley themselves and in particluar their keeper Tom Heaton. Both Ben Mee and Michael Keane were pretty awesome too. The both of them blocked so many shots or cut out so many efforts with fantastic last minute tackles, that I’m surprised they still had enough energy at the end. Heaton though was different class, he reminded me of one of those random awesome games that Brad Freidel use to have against you, when his positioning for every shot was perfect. Heaton was the same and which made some of his saves so much easier, not that some were easy at all.

United will bounce back and carry on for sure though, wouldn’t surprise me if they put three or four past Swansea on Sunday. They themselves are having a bad time and their new manager Bob Bradley seems to be struggling. As I’m sure you are aware, the match kicks off at 3pm on Sunday at the Liberty Stadium.

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