United’s problems are chronic – and Evra’s at the heart - originally posted on Soccerlens.comManchester United lost at the weekend. A torrent of statistics clutter the pages of the morning’s papers. The worst start to a Premier League by any side since dinosaurs roamed the earth. Certain relegation awaits. Sports journalists everywhere fully exercising the ‘thesaurus’ function on Microsoft Word to litter their texts: banal, insipid, uninspired, bland, . I hope even to read one referring to ‘pablum’, an American “brand of soft, bland cereal for infants”. Possibly in the Guardian.
Suddenly even Everton’s invincible beginning to the season becomes a damnation of David Moyes. He had clearly been holding back the blue Barcelona during his period in charge, and likely even cost them several league titles. The nation’s sporting consciousness has had a tiny plastic hammer rapped against its knee. And it’s reflexes are clearly operating adroitly.
Nonetheless, there are certain endemic flaws w