When it rains, it pours for Manchester United. The English Premier League soccer giants entered the season with so much promise, but it’s not even October yet and fans are ready to throw in the towel on the campaign. In the Premier League, the Reds have lossed two consecutive games, including the stunning 3-1 home loss to Brighton.
On Wednesday, United took the field in Germany for a huge Champions League showdown with Bayern Munich. The team’s supporters were optimistic that a promising result would be recorded. Instead, Bayern Munich was able to capture a 4-3 victory. Among the main takeaways for MUFC were all the mental mistakes that led to goals.
Goalie Andre Onana continues to get trolled for his embarrassing moment on the opening goal. Leroy Sane fired off a shot that Onana normally makes in his sleep. Instead, though, the ball bounced off his hands and to the back of the net. This was simply unreal for Onana and he was certainly down in the dumps about it:
André Onana😭💀 Sane makes it 1-0 for Bayern🤩 pic.twitter.com/HukH8J1vq2
— Liam🧏♂️ (@Lfcl1am) September 20, 2023
Manchester United is facing a must-win game vs. Burnley on Saturday
Bayern was able to increase its lead to 2-0 before halftime. United cut its deficit to 2-1, but then a questionable penalty call on a Christian Eriksen handball in the box led to a Harry Kane goal from the spot. United did its best to try and get back in the game, but ultimately they fell 4-3.
Not only was this a Champions League loss, but it just adds to the negative energy around the club. There are countless injuries on the roster, while Jadon Sancho is away from the team due to his issues with Erik Ten Hag, and Antony isn’t training with his teammates due to assault allegations.
Nothing but bad news is surrounding this club. With that said, MUFC has a tremendous opportunity to get back on track this weekend. United will head to recently-promoted Burnley for a road contest on Saturday at 3 p.m. ET. There are no excuses for MUFC, as they have to grab the three points.
Marcus Rashford needs to step up for Manchester United this weekend
After that meeting with Burnley, Ten Hag’s men will return to Old Trafford for a League Cup battle with Crystal Palace. After that, they’ll host CP for an EPL matchup. Come Oct. 3, United will then host Galatasaray for a Champions League tilt. Then on Oct. 7, another home game vs. Brentford is on the schedule. That’s 4-out-of-5 home games for the Reds, with the road contest being one against a struggling Burnley side.
These are five winnable games for MUFC. Nothing would be better than to see them grab the three points in all of those contests. It would not only give the players a ton of confidence, but it would also give the fanbase quite the ego boost. There have been so many rough games of late, but some big-time wins in the near future would be fantastic to see.
We’ll see what Marcus Rashford, Casemiro, Onana, Alejandro Garnacho and others will be able to get done. First, though, the focus has to be on taking down Burnley on Saturday. It’s time to see what these men are made of.