Lower WestAthleticoSpizz Even a ‘makeshift’ Man U team should’ve been capable of smashing us, they didn’t.
Perhaps Ole isn't the new Messiah then. I doubt a Mourinho team would have put in such a limp performance. With no improvement at half time.
Must have been a long time since we've had three naturally left footed players on the pitch at the same time. Aluko, Richards and Harriott. We looked far better balanced today as a unit. Wonder if this was a contributing factor.
We started with Aluko, Barrow, and Richards against Swansea and QPR. We had Richards, Barrow, and Blackett against Millwall, albeit not for very long, and Middlesbrough. So that's the fifth game on the bounce. At Rotherham we had two left-footers on the pitch - it's just they were both playing centre back! Don't know which foot Meite prefers - isn't he left-footed?
Actually don't think having only two left footers on the pitch is at all unusual. Worth remembering that some of our best teams didn't have many left footed players. The 2005/06 side only had Convey and Shorey, although Kitson and Harper were good with both feet. We went a good few weeks with Makin at left back and didn't look any worse off. McDermott's playoff side only had Harte. He added Gorkss to the promotion side. Stam's side was spoiled for left footers, but his main left winger was Beerens, who was right-footed. The England team at the World Cup didn't contain a single left-footer (only Rose and Delph made the squad iirc), the great Barcelona sides only had Messi and a left back, the Invincibles only had Ashley Cole, the 1966 side only had Wilson...