Manchester United are currently eight points behind Tottenham Hotspur in second place in the Premier League but thanks to another loss for both Liverpool and Arsenal, we’ve been given another huge opportunity to make ground on teams above us.
Last week we had a similar chance. After a loss for Arsenal and draws for Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool, a home tie with Hull City presented us with the perfect chance to close that gap. At home against the bottom league in the league? United couldn’t have been given a better fixture.
Ninety minutes later and a 0-0 draw with Hull saw that chance slip through our fingers. It’s not the first time United have failed to better the result of our rivals when they’ve dropped points but despite our errors, another opportunity presents itself today away at Leicester City.
Arsenal’s capitulation continued at Stamford Bridge and Liverpool were embarrassed away at Hull, so with a win today United can go one point behind Arsenal and two behind Liverpool. If United are to push for that second spot in the league to consolidate a position in the top four, we simply can’t afford to keep letting these chances go by.
Leicester might be 16th in the league but I can’t see them being a pushover which makes it a tougher game today but if we can’t do it against Hull at home, maybe a more competitive fixture will stop us getting complacent. Either way, we desperately need to start making the most of these weekends where teams drop points because if we continue to let chances slip by we’ll find ourselves finishing outside of the top four.
With a win today, momentum is back in our sails. With a win today, United crank up the pressure on Liverpool and Arsenal who are both struggling horribly right now and we put ourselves in a perfect position heading into the beginning of the Europa League knockout rounds. With another draw or loss, I think you can start questioning the mentality of our players and Jose Mourinho.