After the disappointment of the match last night against Manchester City thank God for their city neighbours United! Nothing pleases football fans more than a Cupset and there hasn’t been one bigger than this in decades.
The manner of the performance from Manchester United in this second round Capital One Cup game has been staggering in its ineptitude. You’ve got to give credit to MK Dons, they had a job and they did it perfectly and, to be honest, they absolutely dominated the game. Manchester United - with a side full of international and players billed as the future of the club - were so poor it beggared belief.
You could see by the end of it United just wanted to get off the pitch. MK Dons were sensational and did everything you could ask of them.
Louis van Gaal contributed by playing people out of position and a system that didn’t suit them. They didn’t know what they were doing, didn’t know what they’re playing. The players aren’t that bad but they don’t understand the system they’re playing in.
The way he kept MK Dons manager Karl Robinson waiting as he signed autographs (you’ve lost 4-0 dickhead!) also said absolutely everything you need to know about LVG: me, me, me. Robinson though was more than happy to wait, a staunch Liverpool fan who was a coach there for years, he admitted this night will stay with him forever.
In less than fifty days, United’s caught-in-the-headlights manager has completed the bruising tumble from a World Cup semi-final in the concrete jungle of São Paulo to a public humiliation amid the concrete cows of Milton Keynes.
Not that the home fans cared, they were enjoying watching the United players leave the pitch, crowing “you’re not famous any more.” Not only that but they are not frightening any more, not organised any more, not confident any more and are certainly not in the Capital One Cup any more. They are out before Liverpool are even in. Keep it up guys, it’s comedy gold.