Man Utd and Chelsea’s Lack of Genuine Star Players Undermining the Good Work of Their Youngsters

By Daily Sports on September 3, 2019

Manchester United and Chelsea have had a poor start to their English Premier League campaign and that was not exactly unpredictable. Both clubs have only won one of their four games played so far and for their young legendary ex-players and now managers (Ole Gunnar Solskjaer of United and Frank Lampard of Chelsea) the heat is really on now, burning in a fashion that threatens to visit the coaches with the same fate that befell those coaches who failed to get off to good starts with the venerable clubs in the past.

Though both clubs fan bases expected a season of struggles, the sad reality of watching their clubs failing to beat lower clubs at home has hit home and the irritation is threatening to turn really sour.

Those in possession of a soul, whether supporters of Chelsea and Man United or not, would really like to see Lampard and Solskjaer succeed somehow. These are two huge personalities who have given a lot to both clubs on the pitch, men who showed remarkable professionalism in their playing days and carry themselves till this day with admirable calm and a willingness to take big challenges and help their dear clubs succeed now and in the future.

Lampard and Solskjaer’s faith in youth have also seen fantastic youngsters hop into the scene and they are impressing greatly.

Chelsea’s Mason Mount is playing like the Frank Lampard of old, exuding such confidence on top of a repertoire of technique and the midfielder’s displays gives Chelsea fans some cause to be happy this season.

Oh, Jamie boy! Daniel James has announced his Man United journey with such forcefulness, playing like club legend Ryan Giggs. His confidence and skills leave fans drooling, and he has scored the kind of goals already for United that belie his 21 years. James is an old head in a young body.

These youngsters though cannot lead these two huge teams on their own with the support of older heads with real quality. Both Man United and Chelsea lack world class match winners with a visible readiness to bail their sides out. Think the likes of Eric Cantona, Giggs, Robin Van Persie of those days at United. Then Didier Drogba, Lampard, Michael Essien, Eden Hazard, etc, at Chelsea.

Paul Pogba has the chance of leading this United team into greatness but not with the trudging around and giving balls needlessly away that he has mostly shown this season. His head seems not focused on United as has angled for a move away prior to the start of the season. He could be a Cantona to this Man United but sadly that isn’t his priority.

Chelsea are stuck in their ban from buying players, and there’s nothing they can do now to get players of the quality of Hazard. The Belgium chose a bad time to leave Chelsea and they look really powerless without him.

In subsequent transfer windows, United and Chelsea would look to splash out on big players to help these exciting youngsters succeed, but the caveat is that there are no guarantees that buying the big names will work. Ask United how they enjoyed their money’s worth in Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez.

Source Daily Sports

Posted September 3, 2019


 

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