Manchester United legend Wes Brown had high hopes for the club this season and it is safe to say that the team has not met those lofty expectations. In one of his interviews at the start of this season, Wes Brown told the Manchester United website at the Soccer Aid for Unicefmatch at Old Trafford that he’s optimistic for the new season. The optimism from Wes Brown and other Manchester United fans has been derailed by the average performances churned out by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his players this season especially in the Premier League.
Manchester United were without a win at home for their first four games until they got it right against struggling West Brom at the weekend. The Red Devils struggled to beat the Baggies as they needed a controversial 1-0 win to dismiss the visitors. Portuguese international Bruno Fernandes was responsible for the goal in the second half of the week nine encounter.
Before the West Brom game on Saturday night, Manchester United had lost three and drawn one of four home games. They started their season with a disappointing 3-1 defeat at the hands of London team Crystal Palace before they were beaten 6-1 in their next home game at Old Trafford with ten men. The Red Devils were thrashed by former manager Jose Mourinho and his Tottenham Hotspur team.
Their third home game of the season saw them play out a goalless draw with top four rivals Chelsea. The draw preceded another home loss, a 1-0 defeat to another top four rival Arsenal. Gunners skipper Pierre-EmerickAubameyang scored the only goal from the spot to give Arsenal their first win at Old Trafford in 14 years.
Wes Brown would have grown tired of the inconsistencies shown by the team this season. During his Manchester United career, he was part of a consistent team that won many trophies. The 41-year-old won five Premier League titles, two FA Cup titles, two League Cup titles, two Community Shields and two Champions League titles as a Manchester United player.