Manchester United produced one of the best performances of recent times at Old Trafford with a 4-0 opening-day demolition of Chelsea in Frank Lampard’s first match in charge of the visitors on Sunday.
Concise News reports that it was the worst Premier League managerial debut since Gustavo Poyet’s Sunderland were beaten 4-0 at Swansea in October 2013.
However, there are some positives to take from the loss, according to Lampard.
“There were lots of elements about today that I liked,” he said.
“We were intense in our pressure. We won the ball back high in lots of areas. We dominated the midfield. For big spells in the first half they couldn’t get out. But football is won and lost in the boxes. They won it by being clinical.”
The Chelsea legend also bemoaned the inability of the London club to buy players.
“I believe we have really talented young players but, let’s be clear, with the injuries we have and the fact we couldn’t bring in players, this is a work in progress – to a degree. We will have to learn harsh lessons and correct them pretty quickly,” he said.
#LampardOut has trended more than once, but the tactician won’t care.
“What the fans want to see and why they were very receptive to the players at the end was a team trying to do the right things,” Lampard said.#
Finally, ‘Super Frank’ has this message for the fans.
“When it went against us, it went against us very quickly. That is the lesson for my young team. It hurts but we shouldn’t let it consume us or affect us going forward. I have lost by a few goals here a couple of times. We will bounce back.”
An emphatic win for @ManUtd!
— Premier League (@premierleague) August 11, 2019