On The Ball: Creative spark missing inside Manchester United's Theatre of Dreams

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (left) congratulates Alex Telles after a match in Sheffield on Dec 17, 2020. PHOTO: AFP
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LONDON - The three-month anniversary fell on Saturday (Dec 19). On Sept 19, Donny van de Beek marked his Manchester United debut with a calm finish against Crystal Palace. That remains it, the sum total of United's home league goals in open play.

In three months since, Bruno Fernandes has converted a couple of penalties but a club who were long a byword for attacking, entertaining football have not found the net in any other way against English opposition at Old Trafford.

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