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Muzi watching the tiger fight | There is no need to shout for dismissal due to a narrow victory, and it is a question whether Ten Hag wants to stay at Manchester United or not

Muzi watching the tiger fight | There is no need to shout for dismissal due to a narrow victory, and it is a question whether Ten Hag wants to stay at Manchester United or not

Muzi watching the tiger fight | There is no need to shout for dismissal due to a narrow victory, and it is a question whether Ten Hag wants to stay at Manchester United or not

For Manchester United, the draw against Bournemouth last time out was clearly a huge setback.

After the game, Garnacho expressed some kind of approval for the criticism of Ten Hag on social media, thus triggering another small crisis in the dressing room. After this game, Manchester United's injury information was updated again, Amrabat, Mason Mount and others were injured again, and even Cambuwala, a youngster who recently played at central defence, was unable to play in this FA Cup semi-final.

Various setbacks wore down Ten Hag's patience, so he expressed his pain of being stretched thin in his pre-match press conference, and there was also news in the media that Ten Hag might choose to leave early if he could not get Ratcliffe's assurances.

It was clear that it was going to be another tumultuous summer for Manchester United, and the FA Cup semi-final against Coventry City was the perfect footnote.

Muzi watching the tiger fight | There is no need to shout for dismissal due to a narrow victory, and it is a question whether Ten Hag wants to stay at Manchester United or not

Of course, despite various objective reasons, Manchester United can only use Casemiro as a central defender, Wan-Bissaka as a left-back, and a number of players who have just returned from injury as starters.

Such a patchwork squad will naturally be stronger than Coventry in the middle of the Championship, but it can be seen from the bench that Manchester United must lack stamina today, so they need to be quick to decide.

In the opening stages, United were pushing through that:

Muzi watching the tiger fight | There is no need to shout for dismissal due to a narrow victory, and it is a question whether Ten Hag wants to stay at Manchester United or not
Muzi watching the tiger fight | There is no need to shout for dismissal due to a narrow victory, and it is a question whether Ten Hag wants to stay at Manchester United or not
Muzi watching the tiger fight | There is no need to shout for dismissal due to a narrow victory, and it is a question whether Ten Hag wants to stay at Manchester United or not

Whether it's embroidering on the edge of the penalty area, sneaking up on long balls, whether it's the players themselves playing alone or the team playing the line, United have tried to show their strength in the opening stages.

But in the sixth minute, there were clear and familiar problems in United's defence:

Muzi watching the tiger fight | There is no need to shout for dismissal due to a narrow victory, and it is a question whether Ten Hag wants to stay at Manchester United or not

The midfield, which was pressed up from a high position, could not block the opponent's ball, and the backfield could not guarantee to contain the opponent's ball in a large space, and a counterattack appeared clearly.

After 1 minute, the issue reappeared:

Muzi watching the tiger fight | There is no need to shout for dismissal due to a narrow victory, and it is a question whether Ten Hag wants to stay at Manchester United or not

So, like we said after the Bournemouth game, it's a group of people who shouldn't be working together.

What this line of back needs is more protection from the midfield, but what this forward line needs is more protection from the midfield. At the end of the day, what everyone needs is not each other, so forcibly getting together will naturally turn into all kinds of embarrassing results.

Therefore, in the face of Coventry's dense defense, Manchester United obviously lacked a way to play in positional warfare, and the offensive efficiency of the play was very low:

Muzi watching the tiger fight | There is no need to shout for dismissal due to a narrow victory, and it is a question whether Ten Hag wants to stay at Manchester United or not
Muzi watching the tiger fight | There is no need to shout for dismissal due to a narrow victory, and it is a question whether Ten Hag wants to stay at Manchester United or not

They still need to play with speed advantage in large spaces:

Muzi watching the tiger fight | There is no need to shout for dismissal due to a narrow victory, and it is a question whether Ten Hag wants to stay at Manchester United or not

In the 23rd minute, it was finally done. Scott McTominay made the turn and split between the lines, Dalot quickly set up a side to help, and finally McTominay flanked in front of goal:

Muzi watching the tiger fight | There is no need to shout for dismissal due to a narrow victory, and it is a question whether Ten Hag wants to stay at Manchester United or not

It was a rare time for United to get everything right at the right time in possession of the ball, with every step being the right choice and, most importantly, no procrastination or hesitation at every step.

Once you take an extra kick at that step, think about the possibility of a long-range shot, or dunk him, the attack may be gone.

After the goal, Manchester United tried to take advantage of the win:

Muzi watching the tiger fight | There is no need to shout for dismissal due to a narrow victory, and it is a question whether Ten Hag wants to stay at Manchester United or not

But as we entered the 30-minute range, the Reds showed signs of a drop in intensity.

In the 37th minute, Maguire made a tackle, but Rashford did not actively fight in front, and the ball changed hands again from his point and hit Maguire directly, forcing Casemiro to clear the ball out of bounds with a big move:

Muzi watching the tiger fight | There is no need to shout for dismissal due to a narrow victory, and it is a question whether Ten Hag wants to stay at Manchester United or not

And in the 38th minute, Manchester United had a disjointed situation:

Muzi watching the tiger fight | There is no need to shout for dismissal due to a narrow victory, and it is a question whether Ten Hag wants to stay at Manchester United or not

So, how do you explain these two dangers?

In the first scenario, it was clear that Rashford was not working, and the back line was fully entitled to be angry about it, but in the second scenario, it was also clear that the backfield could not keep up with the pace of the front, and the forward line was also entitled to be angry about it.

It was two very different sluggish performances, but within a minute showed exactly how unfit United are at the current squad level.

This is the essential reason why Manchester United have struggled in the league this season, and it has also laid the groundwork for the development of this game in the future.

Just before half-time, Coventry City and Manchester United each had a good chance:

Muzi watching the tiger fight | There is no need to shout for dismissal due to a narrow victory, and it is a question whether Ten Hag wants to stay at Manchester United or not
Muzi watching the tiger fight | There is no need to shout for dismissal due to a narrow victory, and it is a question whether Ten Hag wants to stay at Manchester United or not

As a Premier League side, Manchester United were naturally slightly better, scoring the second goal in the subsequent corner shoot-out:

Muzi watching the tiger fight | There is no need to shout for dismissal due to a narrow victory, and it is a question whether Ten Hag wants to stay at Manchester United or not

Going into the dressing room with a 2-0 scoreline to start the second half was a good result for Manchester United.

Theoretically, one more goal would have settled the game, and in the 58th minute, United had that goal:

Muzi watching the tiger fight | There is no need to shout for dismissal due to a narrow victory, and it is a question whether Ten Hag wants to stay at Manchester United or not

But before this goal, the two teams had actually formed a game of stabbing each other:

Muzi watching the tiger fight | There is no need to shout for dismissal due to a narrow victory, and it is a question whether Ten Hag wants to stay at Manchester United or not
Muzi watching the tiger fight | There is no need to shout for dismissal due to a narrow victory, and it is a question whether Ten Hag wants to stay at Manchester United or not
Muzi watching the tiger fight | There is no need to shout for dismissal due to a narrow victory, and it is a question whether Ten Hag wants to stay at Manchester United or not
Muzi watching the tiger fight | There is no need to shout for dismissal due to a narrow victory, and it is a question whether Ten Hag wants to stay at Manchester United or not

If a 2-0 side of Manchester United felt they had the upper hand, a 0-2 side of Coventry had nothing to lose.

With the score 3-0 in the 58th minute, Coventry City left behind all the psychological baggage of wanting to win and being afraid of losing, and they can officially let go of their hands in this game.

At this time, Ten Hag opted to replace Garnacho with Antony rather than Marcus Rashford, who was clearly inferior to him.

In fact, Ten Hag may not have any double standards, as Garnacho praised last week, not necessarily deliberately replacing Garnacho, who has performed better, in favor of Rashford, who earns more weekly wages.

He may well simply feel that the game is coming to an end at 3-0 and that more injury concerns need to be avoided as there is still one game in midweek.

However, the game is not over yet.

This is a typical misconception of the intensity of the game.

In the league, if a team goes 3-0 down at the 60th minute of the game, most teams will surrender rather than fight back.

On the one hand, a fierce comeback can bring a bigger defeat and the result at the end of the match may become bigger, and on the other hand, it doesn't matter much if you lose this league game, because in a few days, the team will have the next league game.

But in a cup environment, it's the opposite. Losing this game, the whole season on this front is completely over, so the more you get to this kind of big score behind, the more motivated the team will be to fight back, so as to save their future on this front.

As for the difference between this, it is usually difficult to accurately identify the difference between the melon coaches who are good at brushing the league, including Ten Hag, and it is naturally difficult to make accurate reactions.

It is not surprising that if you play high-intensity games with the idea of abusing vegetables, there will be repeated problems.

So at this point, Coventry's reaction was logical, and in order to recover the score, they switched on more strikers, creating pressure with attacks and pressing, and applying the pressure directly to United's backfield.

And Manchester United's correct response at this time is either to go up at back or up front, that is, to either choose to withstand the opponent or choose to counter the opponent, but here in Ten Hag, before conceding the goal, he chose to replace Antony and conceded the goal in 71 minutes:

Muzi watching the tiger fight | There is no need to shout for dismissal due to a narrow victory, and it is a question whether Ten Hag wants to stay at Manchester United or not

After conceding the goal, he chose to bring on Eriksen.

Changing the backfoot winger and replacing the midfielder is essentially an idea to strengthen the control of the field, but at this time, you can't control the game.

Of course, it is also possible that Ten Hag has too many children to replace, so it can only be replaced by whom, except for Rashford.

Regardless of the reason, this kind of adjustment is not able to withstand the impact of the opponent, and it is obviously not possible to adjust, of course, there is a huge risk of changing children, so Manchester United at the end of the game, there is indeed a problem with how to choose.

And after the opponent equalized with an impact:

Muzi watching the tiger fight | There is no need to shout for dismissal due to a narrow victory, and it is a question whether Ten Hag wants to stay at Manchester United or not
Muzi watching the tiger fight | There is no need to shout for dismissal due to a narrow victory, and it is a question whether Ten Hag wants to stay at Manchester United or not
Muzi watching the tiger fight | There is no need to shout for dismissal due to a narrow victory, and it is a question whether Ten Hag wants to stay at Manchester United or not
Muzi watching the tiger fight | There is no need to shout for dismissal due to a narrow victory, and it is a question whether Ten Hag wants to stay at Manchester United or not
Muzi watching the tiger fight | There is no need to shout for dismissal due to a narrow victory, and it is a question whether Ten Hag wants to stay at Manchester United or not
Muzi watching the tiger fight | There is no need to shout for dismissal due to a narrow victory, and it is a question whether Ten Hag wants to stay at Manchester United or not
Muzi watching the tiger fight | There is no need to shout for dismissal due to a narrow victory, and it is a question whether Ten Hag wants to stay at Manchester United or not

Ten Hag is destined to be reviled.

The three-goal lead was originally the victory, but it was shattered by the opponent and dragged into extra time, Manchester United can play with the intensity in extra time can also be predicted, and they can still save twice in the first half of extra time:

Muzi watching the tiger fight | There is no need to shout for dismissal due to a narrow victory, and it is a question whether Ten Hag wants to stay at Manchester United or not

But in the first and second half of extra time, Coventry's performance improved dramatically, and it was even enough to complete the stunner:

Muzi watching the tiger fight | There is no need to shout for dismissal due to a narrow victory, and it is a question whether Ten Hag wants to stay at Manchester United or not
Muzi watching the tiger fight | There is no need to shout for dismissal due to a narrow victory, and it is a question whether Ten Hag wants to stay at Manchester United or not
Muzi watching the tiger fight | There is no need to shout for dismissal due to a narrow victory, and it is a question whether Ten Hag wants to stay at Manchester United or not
Muzi watching the tiger fight | There is no need to shout for dismissal due to a narrow victory, and it is a question whether Ten Hag wants to stay at Manchester United or not
Muzi watching the tiger fight | There is no need to shout for dismissal due to a narrow victory, and it is a question whether Ten Hag wants to stay at Manchester United or not

United still had a chance to get into penalty shoot-outs and won the game on penalties, but much of that was based on luck.

So, how to evaluate this game? In the first 70 minutes, Manchester United's performance was okay, playing a 3-0 scoreline, which is the ability advantage that Premier League teams should have against Championship teams, but in these 70 minutes, Manchester United has been disjointed, offensive and defensive disorder, and key players have performed averagely, which are all clear and visible facts, and these problems are not new problems, they are old problems throughout Manchester United's entire season.

It makes sense that a high-end melon team drops its chain in a high-end tiebreaker, and a low-end melon drops its chain in a low-end tiebreaker.

Muzi watching the tiger fight | There is no need to shout for dismissal due to a narrow victory, and it is a question whether Ten Hag wants to stay at Manchester United or not

With a final to go, United still hope to end the season with the title, and possibly the end of Ten Hag's era.

Yes, don't feel like Manchester United have no hope of winning the title just because of this game, like this time last month, don't think that United could easily brush off Coventry just because they eliminated Liverpool.

In the face of such an unstable team, you have to be mentally prepared that anything can happen.

There are a variety of opinions as to why this team's instability is coming from, but it is clear that there must be a lot of people who are thinking about abandoning ship and escaping.

The new era will naturally have a new look, but the new look is not the same as the good look.

Muzi watching the tiger fight | There is no need to shout for dismissal due to a narrow victory, and it is a question whether Ten Hag wants to stay at Manchester United or not

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