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Monday, September 24, 2018

Five talking points from the weekend's English Premier League

Liverpool made it six wins out of six and with Chelsea held to a draw at West Ham United, moved two points clear at the top. Manchester City, who romped to a 5-0 win at Cardiff, are level with Chelsea on 16 points. Manchester United were held to a 1-1 draw by promoted Wolves at Old Trafford.

If United's attitude isn't right then fans will rightly ask the question, why? Surely, it is the job of the manager to have the players in the right frame of mind for a match? Does notPogba, as a key player in the side, also have a role in making sure his team mates approach the game in the right way?

Perhaps United's problem is not however, a lack of desire. There was no obvious lack of effort against Wolves but what was missing was an effective shape and clear tactical structure. As soon as Wolves scored, United appeared to panic with players charging around the field in desperate a attempt to get back in front.

Playing Marouane Fellaini as a shield in the deep midfield role has certainly helped to protect the fragile central defence but at the other end of the field things aren't working as well. Alexis Sanchez was again ineffective on the left, Jesse Lingard's role was unclear and Romelu Lukaku didn't get enough support.

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