13 Mar 2017 21:38:23
I haven't posted much this season, but have watched nearly every game. The improvement is dramatic on last season, but we still lack balance.

Something has been troubling me now for some weeks: What does Pogba offer? He puts in no effort, shows no quality what so ever and is a passenger in the big games. Chelsea's talisman, Hazard, turned up tonight and looked deadly. Pogba jogged about, thinking about his next stupid haircut and crap celebration.

He really does need to buck up his ideas. If he had half the heart that Rojo showed he would be right up there.

Still, I thought a win tonight was about 20%, that dropped to 5% when we went down to 10. Unfortunately, Chelsea Cup double looks nailed on for me.

1.) 13 Mar 2017
13 Mar 2017 21:44:45
Perfectly said!

{Ed004's Note - Honestly think Pogba needs rested or we need cover for him. We are going to burn him out and probably the same for Ibrahimovic (ban came at the right time). It was always going to be a tough game and we didn't look like we had the stamina to compete against 12 men unfortunately. International break can't come quick enough for once. Must say Rojo was immense again tonight.}

2.) 13 Mar 2017
13 Mar 2017 21:49:17
Hay fresh, can't argue with you pal Pogba is the new veron.

3.) 13 Mar 2017
13 Mar 2017 21:50:49
Cant make up my mind about Pogba, on paper he has it all but actually very little footballing brain and almost a lack of desire to get stuck in and be the best he can. Next season he had better step up if he is going to be seen as anything more than another overhyped player.

DDG superb tonight. Rashford did his bit too.

Soft sending off, but these things can always happen once you have had a booking .

Big game thursday, I hope we have 11 fit players.

Saw 2 of the best players in the league tonight Kante and Hazard you have to admire them.

Big no no for me is Contes antics, decent manager or not he has to cut out the hysterics to the ref, saw him last monday v west ham waving the imaginary yellow card not for the first time this season and he had a bit of that in him tonight.

{Ed025's Note - conte is full of passion and desire BFB and that for me is admirable, hes no worse than jose who likes to laud it up when things are going his way, you need to take the red tinted specs off mate..

4.) 13 Mar 2017
13 Mar 2017 21:54:02
Do you think he has a claus to say he plays?
He has been coasting in every game I have watched this year.
He needs a reality check.

{Ed025's Note - ED004 seems to think he needs resting, i think he needs dropping myself RVH, his level of performance has been very poor and i dont care how much he cost...stick him on the bench!..

5.) 13 Mar 2017
13 Mar 2017 21:59:57
Pogba offers nothing. I try and not think about the price tag when watching him, but you just can't. He has no passion or desire for not just man utd, but football in general. He enjoys the idea of being a footballer and all the attention and perks that comes with it, he doesn't seem to care about improving or stamping his mark on world football.

You can argue he doesn't fit the system yet or we haven't found his position, but he doesn't know how to take control of a game, you don't look at him and say "I'm not worried, Pogba is going to do something. " If he's tired rest him, why is he playing every game, he did nothing tonight, except lose kante for his goal, I'm shocked. What we need to ask ourself if he is worth £89 million, what was Keane worth in his prime?

As for the game tonight it was ruined by the sending off, but we did not look like threatening all night, which is a shame because I don't rate Chelsea's defense. I'm not taking anything away from Chelsea's attack as they are super, but cahill and luiz come on. As for Mr Jose, did not have a plan b, even with 11 men, we where going to concede so where was the change. It took an age for him to make a sub and for a very tired team why did he only use 2 subs? With ten men? Such a lack luster performance and it could have been a cricket score and that was us playing defense.

{Ed025's Note - i cant agree more mate..

6.) 13 Mar 2017
13 Mar 2017 22:10:05
I agree.
oh do I wish Carrick was a few years younger.
Gives our team a different balance.
I'd drop pog and have carrick and Herrera in there.

7.) 13 Mar 2017
13 Mar 2017 22:25:01
Totally disagree. You're forgetting a few things.
We played a match on thursfay 4000 miles round trip.
We had three of our strikers out.
Chelsea had home advantage and had not played for several days.
We played 46 matches to their 34.
And then we got a sending off which was totally wrong. Ref got it wrong.
So, I don't share your view or ed025.

{Ed025's Note - they are excuses not reasons schmidfield, these are finely tuned athletes who are pampered to the extreme, if they cant play 180 minutes in 4 days then they are in the wrong game mate..

8.) 13 Mar 2017
13 Mar 2017 22:42:03
Good Evening

I've got to say it was absolutely fascinating watching Jose's tactics tonight.

When I heard the line up I was scratching my head trying to work out what our formation he was going to play?

He pushed Jones onto Hazard and Darmian on William, we almost had four CB's, Valencia and Young as full back/ wings backs, but allowed to get forward when possible, Pogba and Herrera in midfield with Miki supporting Rashford up front.

It worked a treat for the first 20 mins and we really took the game to them pressing high and causing them problems. Defensive minded maybe but no sign of parking the bus. Chelsea slowly began to work it out and Hazard was just magnificent. It was developing into a great game.

Disappointed for Herrera I admire his commitment and tenacity but he can also be rash and give a lot of fouls away. I thought it was harsh but in truth he was no where near the ball on the second one and he made the ref make a decision. His red card ultimately changed the game and with the way we we're set up scoring a goal was always going to be very difficult from that point on especially when Miki was sacrificed for Fellaini.

Great effort from De Gea, Young, Rojo, Jones, Smalling, Valencia, Rashford all valiant in defeat!

Pogba didn't turn up again and I still haven't worked out what kind of player he is yet? His defensive responsibility is poor and he was so slow to get across to close Kante down for the goal. Maybe tiredness played a part, he has played a lot of games but there must now be massive question marks over him defensively, this was not an isolated incident and for me he simply can't be trusted at the moment to play in a two man midfield. Hopefully he'll improve this area of his game as he matures. He's still young and learning the game, he's got all the attributes we're just going to have to show some faith and patience. Nobody had even heard of Kante a few years ago so things can change very quickly in football.

Chelsea were very good they didn't drop their intensity and made it look easy to be honest!
Well beaten but no time to dwell it was always a tough ask all heads on Thursday now and another big game. Come on still loads to play for!

{Ed025's Note - good post that danny mate..

9.) 13 Mar 2017
13 Mar 2017 23:01:31
Thanks Ed no time to dwell it's only the FA Cup! We didn't even enter one year and totally devalued and disrespected it to such a degree that it's not worth winning anyway. Don't forget we've got the Russisn giants Rostov to take care of Thursday 😉🤔😂.

{Ed025's Note - good luck with that danny..

10.) 13 Mar 2017
13 Mar 2017 23:27:59
Ed 25 - Tongue in cheek obviously before I get struck off! The great thing about football is there's always another game to look forward to and another slating of Pogba 😉Good night.

{Ed025's Note - sleep well mate..