Source: MY OPINION
Manchester United was eliminated from the EFL Cup, despite the fact that the squad was considered one of the favorites to win the competition.
Here are three factors that contributed to the team's defeat.
1. Squad rotation: This is one of the factors that contributed to the squad's demise. The manager made eleven changes to the lineup that overcame West Ham United in the English Premier League on Saturday. This had an impact on the team because the majority of the players hadn't played together in a long time. If you were to observe the game, you would see that the majority of the defenders were sloppy, which had a negative impact on the squad, particularly in the first half.
2. The attack was lacking in perception: the team's attack lacked perception. Anthony Martial was clumsy in the other team's half of the field. According to the match statistics, the team made twenty-seven attempts on goal, with only six of them going in. This was a disappointing performance. The team was thus deficient in having a natural number nine who could be effective in the final third. Players such as Cristiano Ronaldo and Cavani come to mind. I believe the manager should have started Mason Greenwood from the beginning.
3. Partial officiating error: Jesse Lingard was fouled by Mark Noble in the first half of the game, but Jon Moss was uninterested in his appeal for a penalty, and the game ended in a tie. Because of the regulations of the competition, the VAR is not present at this level of the competition. As a result, his appeal could not be considered. However, other sports commentators believed that the penalty should have been given. Because he was fouled within the penalty area, I believe it was a penalty. However, in football, the final say belongs to the referee. As a result, this also played a role in the defeat.
Source: MY OPINION
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