MANCHESTER UNITED HOODOO BROKEN By Eddie Mukisa

Finally, Manchester United fans have something to scream and shout about and not in a bad way that criticizes their own players. This...


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Finally, Manchester United fans have something to scream and shout about and not in a bad way that criticizes their own players. This time round, the ‘Red Devils’ faithful sang merrily and cheered their team on from the ‘Stretford End’ all the way to the ‘Sir Alex Ferguson Stand’ (These are different seating positions from within the Old Trafford Stadium), as Manchester United faced Tottenham on Sunday (11/12/16).

It was of course a nerve wracking game and there were times when the home fans (Manchester United fans), felt as if fate would repeat itself as it had done, over the past few weeks. The home team playing superbly only to get undone at the end. They end up drawing a game which should have ended in a win of a margin of not less than 3 goals.

Football fans from all around the world were so skeptical and sure Manchester would not win this game especially after scoring just one goal in spite of having dominated the game and created more chances. To make matters worse, some Manchester United fans had confessed that they were expecting the Tottenham game would end up in a draw, particularly after seeing Pogba hit the woodwork and chances being wasted by Ibrahimovic.  This was reminiscent of the previous League games at Old Trafford this season which ended with the United fans grinding their teeth and pulling their hair (if they have any), in dismay and disbelief.

The sight of Fellaini warming up on the sidelines brought the feeling of dread to the Man-U fans, I could hear clicking sounds from across the room where we were watching the game. When Fellaini was finally introduced you could see grown men almost crying. Why you ask? Because during the previous Manchester United game, where they faced Everton, Manchester United were leading by one goal to nil and in the closing stages, Mourinho introduced the Big Belgian to enter the fray. From a tactical point of view, one can assume Mourinho brought him on to defend however, the Belgian ended up scraping off the hard work put in by his fellow teammates by causing a silly impetuous tackle in their own box to give away a penalty.

But the Tottenham game was to have a happy ending for the Manchester United fans as the players and Manager made them proud with a win which hopefully kick starts their season and breaks the hoodoo that was enveloping Old Trafford.

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