06 Feb 2022 | 04:28
Although the Red Devils received defeat and were eliminated from the FA Cup, the recent clash also helped them realize many positive points.
1. Sancho’s Joy
The English player has attracted a lot of attention since arriving at Old Trafford in a contract worth up to 73 million pounds. However, things did not go as expected.
Before the Middlesbrough encounter took place, he had only scored 2 goals in all competitions. The 2000-born star seems to have lost confidence in recent weeks, but the winter break has helped him gradually regain his form to create an impressive performance in the last match.
In addition to the opening goal, Sancho also created a series of clear opportunities.
According to Sofa Score, Sancho has a pass accuracy rate of up to 92%, 66 touches, won 4 duels, made 2 crosses, 2 shots on target and created 2 chances. association from close range.
If he continues to maintain such performances, the former Dortmund talent will be able to quash all criticism and reassert his career at Old Trafford.
2. Return of Pogba
The French midfielder has recovered from an ankle injury and made his first game under Ralf Rangnick’s reign. With what Pogba showed in the last encounter, he can completely solve the creative problem in the middle of the Red Devils.
According to StatmanDave, Pogba possesses an absolute dribbling rate, making 48 passes (4 successful long passes) with an accuracy rate of up to 86%, making 8 recovers and bringing back the team. home a penalty.
All Man Utd fans understand Pogba’s ability. Therefore, if the passer born in 1993 can play stably for the rest of the time, he has a chance to become a key player in Ralf Rangnick’s squad.
3. Positive signal from Varane
Man Utd always seem to have problems in defense and although they have invested heavily in this area, they have not yet received the desired results.
However, the arrival of Raphael Varane is helping the Red Devils defense to improve day by day.
The Frenchman has had a few injury problems since moving to Old Trafford, but when fully recovered, he has proven himself to be the man United are looking for.
Varane shows flair in handling the ball, is strong in disputed situations and makes extremely accurate decisions.
In the last encounter with Boro, the former Real Madrid star won 7 times in head-to-head situations in the air, made 11 accurate long passes, created 2 clearances, 3 interceptions, 1 tackle. shadow.
If Varane ensures physical condition, Rangnick will not need to worry much about the defensive situation.