THE BIG DEBATE. Between Manchester United’s power and Mancheter City’s technique. It’s a pretty racist framing of a debate, given United have Anthony Martial, Paul Pogba, Juan Mata, Nemanja Matic, Ashley Young and Marcus Rashford, who are all technically adept, and instead they focus on the fact that Romelu Lukaku is a big bloke. While he’s not exactly Lionel Messi with the ball at his feet, he’s hardly a big oaf, and you get the sense that United are getting reduced to ‘power’ because they have plenty of players who aren’t white, regardless of their main talents.
Angel Gomes could play against Burton Albion in the Carabao Cup. It would be a much more enjoyable word if it were ‘Carambao’, and even better if we had the Carambar Cup. Needless to say, it is Carabao.
United fans have started a new, racist chant for Romelu Lukaku. The joke of the chant is aimed at Lukaku having a big penis, and that’s the level of intellect that the song operates on. People will contend that it’s not racist, that people get offended by everything these days, or that it’s positive, but those people will be wrong because they are racist whether they think they are or not.
Ander Herrera thinks that United are under less pressure than Manchester City to win the league this season. He’s right - more is expected from City after another round of spending for Pep Guardiola, and they play the kind of football that soccer bloggers like in order to look intelligent. But if United do not sufficiently improve this season then players like Herrera will probably on their way out - which will sting when he joins Juan Mata on a free transfer to City.
And lastly, Luke Shaw could play for United against Burton as he prepares for his free transfer move to Wolves, following a recovery from injury.