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10 Dec 2017 15:40:23
Jose has indeed gone for a bold team selection, three attackers!
Massive role for Lingard today to supplement the middle as well as making the transitions to attack.
Glad Herrera is playing, feel this could be the game his season really kicks off.
The start is so important, need to get onto their defence, the two centre backs not the quickest.

Rave

1.) 10 Dec 2017 16:16:16
Rave, Herrera was brilliant last season but seems out of form this season. Hope he doesn't get himself sent off. If he hits form, then we'll beat City.


 

 

22 Oct 2017 09:21:02
Would like to hear people's thoughts on which of our squad can be considered genuine big-game players. Those you'd trust to perform against city, Liverpool and Chelsea away, and the European giants in the champs league? Also those that can dig us out of a hole when we're struggling in tricky away games like Stoke and Huddersfield?
For me we've got too many players that only look good in the easier strolls, when most things are going our way.

Rave

1.) 22 Oct 2017 11:03:32
De gea. There's a reason he is the best keeper in the world if it wasn't for him United would be far worse off.


2.) 22 Oct 2017 13:16:18
Da gea and bailly and possibly hererra. That's it.


 

 

03 Jun 2017 09:15:24
Superb signing for the year and his character and presence was exactly what we needed for that time, but for several reasons we should not extend his contract. I'd be disappointed if we did.

Nevertheless, glad to have had him play for United and wish he came in years earlier.

Rave

1.) 03 Jun 2017 11:34:34
I agree, one season is enough for Jose.


2.) 03 Jun 2017 12:23:08
Pogba out!


3.) 03 Jun 2017 12:37:42
LOL Tony don't be mischievous now.


4.) 04 Jun 2017 11:33:57
Sorry that was about Zlatan, thought I was replying to another post but obviously posted a new one instead!


 

 

17 Apr 2017 14:51:35
Probably a bit late coming in with this but yesterday was our best performance for a good couple of years, in that it was a big performance in a big game, with the result to match. Very reminiscent of the good latter Fergie years, where we knew our limitations and the strength of the opposition, but outdid them on system and application.

The first goal was the best we've scored in a while, interception, quick forward pass - which was a brilliant through ball - and a quick striker running behind and latching on to finish. It's the kind we've been watching our rivals score and hurt every time I watched!

Herreras was the best central midfield performance by a United player in ages, complete and Keane-like.

I've been repeating throughout the season that it's our application and intensity that has let us down, we are punching below our weight in terms of squad quality. So often we start games as if to ease into it at our own pace, and when the opposition goes right at us we invariably struggle. This mindset is what we badly need and if we do it in the Europa at least, we'll end up blasting teams.

Last point is the other thing I've been on about for a while, a certain case of Zlatan. For me he is not the man for the big high pressure, high tempo games. We need constant movement and fluidity in attack for our midfielders to pick out when we win the ball, and that's what rashford and lingard gave us in abundance. Rashford really came of age last night and it will be interesting to see firstly what impact it has on team selection for the remaining big games and secondly the striker plans for the summer window.
For this season i feel it should be Zlatan as the main central striker for Europa and Rashford for the remaining league games.

Still a hell of a lot to do and the other rivals results were disappointing, but this will surely give us a huge boost at just the right time, just hope we can build momentum. How nice it would be to knock city or scousers out of the fourth spot.

Rave

1.) 17 Apr 2017 15:30:58
Good post rave.
I think rash is learning plenty about how to play as the manager wants him to. I think he is learning from Ibra. Alongside the goal threat his pace gives in behind his back to goal play and physicality has improved immensely. My preference would be that Ibra stays another year as long as he accepts less game time which would be good for both as rash is still very young to play more than 30 35 games per season plus international games. And Ibra experience and presence will be needed in games and his body won't allow more than 30 35 games. Ibra's influence and legacy could be to help develop and mentor a potential superstar. I can see then sharing that cf role next season and him becoming a real father figure to rash and some of the others. It depends what he wants to do United will pay him as much as anybody. So it depends on what Ibra wants for himself.


2.) 17 Apr 2017 15:45:32
Ibra is not going to spend his last year's sitting on the bench .
He has talked about his expectations over the coming years a lot .
Ed2 has told us he is after a 2 year deal .

Many said in the summer he wouldn't play every game would be rotated etc but it was never on the cards, he has played more minutes than Any other player.


3.) 17 Apr 2017 16:10:52
I think he is paying the price now for all those minutes. He said himself he is tired. I would expect if he stays, that next season himself and Rashford would have fairly equal playing time it would benefit both imo. Rash is a long way from the finished article so if Ibra goes Jose will buy someone else and that would hinder Rashford imo. Therefore I think another year alongside Ibra is how Rashford will develop best. If for example Lukaku signed then I think rash would get less game time than he would if Ibra stayed. A great role model to follow imo.
Rash could well be our long term cf and could save the club a fortune I think he deserves another year to develop and stake his claim like he did yesterday before we splash out 60m plus because he is not quite ready to play at yesterday's level for 50 games a season.


4.) 17 Apr 2017 16:32:52
I enjoyed yesterdays performance immensely. The lads put in a proper shift. I just hope we can maintain that type of intensity for the rest of the season because we are hard to live with when we play like that.


5.) 17 Apr 2017 16:33:28
Think griezmann playing instead of lingard around rashford will cause lots of problems for a lot of teams.


6.) 17 Apr 2017 16:42:32
Ibra will either stay and be our 9 or be sold and a big name striker be bought as Ed has indicated .
Rash not getting a chance at 9 was a concern many had last summer when we bought Ibra.
Plenty said Ibra wouldn't play all the time last summer and rash would get plenty of time at 9 in a way of justifying the purchase of Ibra.
Now it's a case of justifying keeping Ibra.
Ibra will probably play 50 games this season just like the year before .
I think rash will get just as much chance if Ibra stays or if a new striker comes in,
Ibra himself has said he won't play due to his name and if he can't do it week in week out he will be off .
And fair play to him it's his last year's so you can understand him wanting to play.

There is a offer on the table for Ibra, got to wonder what he is waiting for.


7.) 18 Apr 2017 00:55:14
Anyone else feel like rashford played like a typical mourinho striker? Milito at inter drogba at Chelsea. Benzene at real. A striker who shields the ball well and brings others into play while also being lethal in front of goal. He's adapting, although he scored more last year, he's looked much better this year in his all round play. If he keeps this level of improvement he will be very special.


 

 

29 Jan 2017 10:13:54
Would like to see Tony Martial given a chance at centre top today rather than left side, needs a goal or two to get himself back into it. I reckon his form could be the missing link to getting some speed and penetration back in our play.
But saying that I'd never complain seeing Rash starting as striker.

And really hope TFM gets a chance at right back, been v disappointed with Jose not giving him chances. Surely we need to try an alternative full back to Darmian.

Rave

1.) 29 Jan 2017 10:48:49
Rave,

Do you think TFM is a right back? I expect Valencia to play right back today against his old club, I think TFM is a centre midfielder and would like to see him tried in that position soon.


2.) 29 Jan 2017 11:40:52
GDS, no I don't. But let's be honest no one knows his true position at senior level yet (though hopefully it will be midfield) . The point is he needs game time and I said that on the balance that unfortunately I don't think Jose will entrust him at centre mid just yet.
And we need to find a better option than Darmian at right back when Tony v doesn't play.

I'd rather Tony v is held for the back to back league games over the next week.


3.) 29 Jan 2017 11:56:47
why do you think tfm hasn't been given a chance yet?


4.) 29 Jan 2017 12:30:04
Probably doesn't feel he is ready yet jred.


5.) 29 Jan 2017 12:38:54
Because we have struggled Jred. Very hard to bring through youth if you are making every game a must win.

Many of the same people that want to see our youth prospects given a fair chance are also praising Jose for how the team are doing - it's an oxymoron.


6.) 29 Jan 2017 12:53:46
Beast, I agree up to a point and it was a worry for me but Lingard is getting a solid run. My concern isn't TFM, it's Rashford whose progress is currently blocked by Ibra. I hope he rests Ibra today and plays Rash and Martial and Micky


7.) 29 Jan 2017 13:25:51
I hope he rests quite a few today.
We have started to look leggy in the previous games and the europa league is coming soon.
I think we have a very good backup team. And I like the idea of giving these players a run so that they could pressure on the starting XI to perform better.
I wouls like to see a midfield of basti, tfm and fellaini but Jose would never do that. I think Basti can still play especially against a Wigan side not doing well. Fellaini is premier league quality. And TFM covers a lot of ground and is good with the ball at his feet. I think it will be a our attack vs their defense game. And I'm hoping Tuanzebe starts RB as CB could be too much for him and CM might not suit him.


 

 

 

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09 May 2017 21:38:31
I have no idea whatsoever what those sample clips are all about but great update, thanks!

Could be a record breaking window by the sounds of things. Either way we need it to make us genuine title contenders and, hopefully, at least compete in the champions league. No international tournament so hope we can get the business done nice and early.

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09 May 2017 18:44:22
I hear you FZZ.
Unfortunately we aren't as diehard as Evenzidane though; need to prove yourself more mate.

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08 May 2017 23:37:10
Best post of the thread is from the Ed. Beast is probably the least boring poster on here and although his opinions aren't to some people's liking there is no doubting his passion and support for the club. So think twice before telling anyone to 'do one'.

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01 Apr 2017 08:30:00
Neither have proven themselves to be reliable and consistent enough having been here for a long time, and that's aside from the injury proneness. Replace them.
I would not argue with Michael Keane being one of those replacements.

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23 Dec 2016 21:51:06
Nice one. That last song was quality!

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03 Dec 2017 09:01:00
Called it spot on Dodgy. Very strange from the defender.
Pogba was so hellbent on retaining the ball to maintain another goalscoring chance he ended up overdoing it. The other option would be to just tap the ball and then roll over the defender - basically to dive - which the way things go would probably have ended up in us getting a free kick and belerin getting booked!

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03 Dec 2017 08:54:14
Spot on ajh. A Fergie esque performance of absorb, absorb and then hit them where it hurts.

Two games where the opponent pulled themselves back to within one goal, where we could have capitulated but instead held nerve and killed off the game. The effort and application kills any questions around this team playing for Jose and each other; I just want to see this application every game, from the first whistle, and we will beat almost anyone in this league.

I worry about the link between defence and attack without Pogba against city. There is simply no one else that performs that role, ability aside. Think we may see us go back to slightly agricultural against them next week with ander in for him (can't see Jose starting mctom) . I just want to see fight and drive from the boys and anythings possible. It doesn't change that it's still a game we need to win. I just reckon Jose might take the approach that if we draw we still have half a chance of the title, but if we lose its pretty much impossible.

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30 Nov 2017 15:20:54
jred yes Pog is a quality player but a different position/ type to those I mentioned. He's not a number 10 nor is he an all-out attack player, and that's not a criticism.

I'd also like him to do the business and win us games consistently in the real big clashes, like those above do.

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30 Nov 2017 12:44:22
I thought Mata was amazing at Chelsea, I had him down as one of the very best players in the league as he was running the show week in week out. Sorry to say he hasn't hit anything like those heights for us apart from a few great moments. Whether it's him, the managers or our style of play since he joined, he's been a 'nice to have' rather than a 'must have'. Respect the guy a lot though.

As for ozil, has serious talent but too much of a luxury player for me, we have enough players that lack oomph and can't grab a hard game by the scruff of the neck.
Need someone with class as well as drive.

For me we are a kdb/ hazard/ coutinho short of being an excellent team for all types of games. Any ideas who fits that bill and could be available?

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30 Nov 2017 08:02:53
My missus asked me whey are you swearing at 6am, said I just saw that city won in the 99th minute again. Making me sick!

I really do hope it's a case of them using up their luck and peaking too soon. Can they really sustain this throughout a season?

Main thing is we can't let that gap any more than it is, and we MUST try and beat them at ot. Will give the the team and fans so much belief and knock city's wind out somewhat. We need to take matters into our own hands and it's about time we did.

Rave