It’s been a rough few days for Man UtD.
The Black Cats have conceded five goals in a row at home to Juventus in a match that could decide whether or not they make the Champions League places.
It wasn’t all bad news for the Black Cats.
Their only goal of the game came when Antonio Valencia was denied by goalkeeper Edoardo Gabbiadini.
Juventus came back with a late strike, but it’s been an inconsistent performance from Man UtE for the last three matches, as they’ve conceded three goals in their last four.
The goals came in the opening 10 minutes, when Gabbin was fouled by Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the box and was sent off in the 83rd minute.
The last time the Black Cat conceded a goal was in the same game against Inter Milan.
The match was also marred by the dismissal of Antonio Cassano in the 78th minute, after the winger had been sent off for a second time in the match.
“We’re struggling for a few games at home.
We’ve conceded goals at home and that’s the reason we have to take a bit of time and make sure we’re winning,” Man UtUtd manager Roberto Martinez said after the match after the result.
“I don’t think we have a plan B or we have any solutions to it.
We have to keep fighting.”
Juventus’ Paulo Dybala came on as a late substitute for the first time in his career.
He started for Juve in place of Sergio Agüero, and scored the opening goal in the 55th minute after Antonio Rudiger fouled Cassano.
In his debut for Juvé, Dybali has been one of the stars of the team.
He has been on the scoresheet in six of the last seven games, scoring four goals and adding two assists.
He will be one of those players that the Black Cements squad needs to focus on if they are to have a realistic chance of advancing.