Manchester United have gone through a stop-start season. Just when it looks like they are set to take a step forward, they take one back as well, and ultimately, end up staying around the same place. The performance and result against Watford was a great example of that. The club were coming off of a couple of wins and a draw against Atletico Madrid away in Spain. As a result, they should have been confident of their chances.
Watford have been struggling to get out of the relegation zone, even though they had beaten Manchester United 4-1 earlier on in the campaign.
Interestingly, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was shown the exit door after that game and Ralf Rangnick was brought in as the interim manager a few weeks later.
Now there is no denying that Manchester United have improved since then. But there is still a lot to be desired. And Rangnick did not seem impressed with his team’s performance against Watford. As tweeted out by Simon Stone, the German coach said:
"“Our job as coaches is to help the team to create enough chances. The number of clear chances we had today had to be enough to win a game like this.”"
Rangnick makes brutally honest Manchester United claim
It is hard to argue with Rangnick here to be honest. Manchester United had enough chances to score on this occasion but could not take them. Ultimately, it ended 0-0 at Old Trafford.
In fact, Manchester United have struggled in front of goal for a long time now. They have not been able to score more than once in a game on most occasions in recent times.
That is very surprising to be honest, considering the amount of talent that they have in the squad at the moment. Cristiano Ronaldo, Edinson Cavani, Marcus Rashford, Bruno Fernandes, Jadon Sancho and a few others are known for their abilities in front of goal. Yet, it looks like the goals are drying up for the Red Devils.