I don't buy that. Last year, the Athletic was pumping articles out about how OGS was a genius for figuring out a system that accommodated Rashford, Martial, Bruno, etc. I agree with that--once Bruno arrived, United hit another level and they couldn't stop scoring. the D still needed some work, but Bissaka had a terrific year, Maguire looked worth the fee, etc. So that only leaves a couple of major players on the pitch yesterday who represent a big difference--Bailly and Pogba.Harsh but a lot of truth in this Tweet:
As for Spurs, yesterday was fantastic, but let's not get ahead of ourselves. Sanchez still gave away a bad pen, Aurier still wasn't hitting good crosses in, and most of the 2nd half should be taken with a red card's worth of salt. Spurs struggled to unlock 2 UEL prelim sides, couldn't bury Newcastle, and got run off the pitch by an admittedly resurgent Everton side before this. All the more recent results and performances are obviously encouraging, but let's not swing wildly from despair to elation, at least not this early. I'm as bullish as anyone on this team and I will absolutely give them credit for crushing United while they're down a man and down in form generally, but I'm also trying not to get carried away in October.