Manchester United’s 3-0 win over Partizan in the Europa League at Old Trafford has injected a lot more confidence back into the club.
Their recent 1-0 loss away to AFC Bournemouth had taken away a lot of the steam created by a steady away form. This appeared rejuvenated when they faced off against the Serbian outfit, with Mason Greenwood, Anthony Martial, and Marcus Rashford all finding the back of the net.
This also happened to be the main change that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made to the lineup, with all three scorers forming an attack-minded front trident, with Juan Mata functioning as the no.10.
However, fans did notice one incident towards the end of the game.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took off Marcus Rashford after he netted United’s third goal, bringing on Andreas Pereira for what would be just over 25 minutes of playing time.
However, Pereira was very poor during his short stay on the pitch and didn’t make the best of a crucial pass that could have seen Anthony Martial net his second of the night and United’s fourth goal of the game.
As soon as the full-time whistle was blown, the French striker was seen conversing with Pereira, with Twitter largely assuming that Martial was discussing the weak pass that the Belgian-Brazilian had made.
Martial had enough of Andreas poor passes pic.twitter.com/Gwiinmermd
— BUY LAS OLAS NOW!!!!! (@Sebby_LO) November 7, 2019
This has been at the back of a lot of criticism that Pereira has received from the supporters at United, and illustrates their larger woe due to the lack of a capable central attacking midfielder.
Martial could have netted several goals during the game and his frustration was evident at Pereira’s failure to feed him properly.
Many supporters were also singlehandedly blaming Pereira for the Bournemouth loss as well as he failed to be creative in that game too.
While Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has downplayed the transfers that will be made in January, the arrival of a quality attacking midfielder seems vital, while loaning out Pereira is also being advocated.