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12 Feb 2018 00:42:20
Have been hearing repeatedly since he joined that Jose needs 2/ 3/ 4 windows to turn us into a top team again. So which of his signings so far can we categorically call a resounding success? Not many I dare say.

One thing I cannot stand above anything in an elite level footballer is a lack of football intelligence. And I must say there seems to be a severe lack of grey matter in our team. Whether it's the players or the coaching or a bit of both, we look a yard off the other top teams in terms of ideas, movement, slickness, composure. Somehow it feels we can continue splashing money but the approach and tempo won't change.

Rave

1.) 12 Feb 2018 06:47:21
"severe lack of grey matter in our team"
Precisely. 100% agree.


2.) 12 Feb 2018 11:33:52
I think we have had varying degrees of success from all of Jose’s signings to be honest. Until about 2 weeks ago Pogba had been our best player this season, he has a couple of bad games (I think he was ill yesterday anyway) and suddenly he’s an awful signing.

We are missing Bailly a lot at centre half, I would like lindelof to get a go to be honest, lukaku has improved his game a lot, Matic is having a bit of a bad spell hit at the start of the season everyone was raving about him. We aren’t playing well but don’t think we are far off to be honest.


3.) 12 Feb 2018 12:00:03
Sometimes I wonder about the intelligence displayed by our players, the simple things like passing to a player in space seems beyond their logic, they seem more comfortable passing a three yard pass to a colleague that is surrounded by three or four opposition players.


4.) 12 Feb 2018 21:58:07
Picking out the main signings:
Bailly- class centre back when playing, looked a great signing last year. Been out as much as he's played, but that's just bad luck.

Pogba - under the negative spotlight now but even when his stock was high earlier this season he still had a massive question mark over his big game credentials for me. Misused by Jose or is he simply coming up short when it matters?
Zlatan - no one can argue with his goals contribution last year but would have to go down as a two-thirds season wonder for me, and that's accounting for his terrible injury. Resigning him was a joke.

Matic - started off superbly but I'm struggling with him. Is he knackered, is he being overused/ overworked, or is he simply past his best in terms of being the midfield rock over a full season?

I can't see him getting better next season, or the one after.
Miki - got rid as soon as we got a chance. Wrong player for this team and manager.
Lukaku - although I never wanted him and still don't, I've felt for him of late, as he's worked his socks off and vastly improved his link play, but gets next to nothing in terms of the right service. Not the right striker for us.

Lindelof - for a manager like Jose who goes out of his way to prove his decisions right, it amazes me how little faith he's shown in this guy, even with the smalling and Jones double act on show. Question marks.

So, how many more windows?


 

 

 

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18 Jun 2018 23:51:00
Much needed result for England, a nice change from the regularly disappointing opening result.

It was much like watching United at times and that was largely down to Young doing lots of nothing in the final third.

Right now there's an 80% chance of Young and Valencia being our starting full backs again next season, which is slightly soul destroying if I'm honest.

Rave

1.) 19 Jun 2018 08:32:14
According to the commentary and pundits it was the best football so far seen at this World Cup, world class and like City of last season 😂 oh and that unbearable Russian heat 😂.


2.) 19 Jun 2018 09:59:00
First half they played well.

I agree Young is a frustrating, but he did lay a certain goal on for Lingard who fluffed his lines by stepping backwards to shoot rather than stepping in and heading home a sitter.

In a back 5 i think you need a player who can go down the outside and cross, that is not Young.


3.) 19 Jun 2018 10:37:08
The balance seems off with young at left wing back. Call me old fashioned but I prefer to have my left back left footed and right back right footed. When rose played against Costa Rica he provided good width and stretched the opposition defence. Young cuts in too much and it’s obvious what he will do. He can put in a decent ball but not enough. Think rashford, Loftus Cheek and rose should replace sterling, alli, young for the next game.


4.) 19 Jun 2018 11:24:18
Sterling was terrible, he should of been taken off from the start of the second half. Loftus Cheek made a massive difference when he come on as did Rashford. I think Loftus Cheek has to start in the next game. I would also bring Rose in for young and swap Walker over to fullback.
Pickford
Walker Stones Maguire
Trippier (Henderson or Dier) Loftus Cheek Rose
Ali Rashford
Kane.


5.) 19 Jun 2018 11:55:01
Welsh. Bitter, much? :)


6.) 19 Jun 2018 12:04:07
I just love how the range of bias is from best we’ve seen at the tournament to excuses like the heat has been underestimated. Ken’s team could get through that World Cup group lol.


7.) 19 Jun 2018 13:54:28
Not just commentators.

On here yesterday.

Belgium cruise to a 3-0 win.
Beast - that was absolute dog s**t.

England look like a somewhat decent team for 10 min.
Beast - strips off to pants, and starts doing the John Barnes rap.


 

 

07 Jun 2018 20:46:34
Almost the exact moment Rashford scores a cracker for England, stories emerge that Jose is prioritising a new backup striker to Lukaku over a left back.

Could be total bull, but if any truth in this, there'll be even less chances for two of the best young striking prospects in the country next season.

And just as bad, it gets more likely that Young and Valencia will be our esteemed full backs again next season.

Rave

1.) 07 Jun 2018 21:04:19
Amen brother. Rashford struggles under Jose but looks a completely different payer when playing for England. Bear in mind Jose has won everything and Southgate is a novice. Must be a Rashford’s attitude I guess.


2.) 07 Jun 2018 21:21:15
Maybe because its international football.


3.) 07 Jun 2018 21:36:39
Or maybe attacking players do better when they're given the chance to attack?


4.) 07 Jun 2018 21:45:36
End of season hysteria. We will buy a new LB just give it time.
Also Rashford is looking good for England as he did at the start of the season but he is still young and will have his ups and downs.
I think Jose rates him and over Martial. We won't buy another striker other than a top line support striker in Bale or Griezman. RW the priority.


5.) 07 Jun 2018 22:22:37
I still prefer him at left back to be honest #injosewetrust.


6.) 07 Jun 2018 22:25:12
19 appearances for England 3 goals that's just worse than 1 goal for every 6 appearances with no registered assists. Of course he has just better than 1 goal every 4 whislt playing for united.
The fact he plays well albeit a little inconsistent for united is why he is in the england squad. i'm sure southgate would like to see more of his club stats in front of goal.
Stats can be misleasing but it is a decent indicator that he scores more goals and makes more goals per appearance for united than he does England.


7.) 07 Jun 2018 22:46:17
What's this Jose hates rashford.

He's the player who's played the most since Jose took over.


8.) 07 Jun 2018 23:06:48
That's the best I've seen him play all season .
Actually spent most the game in the opposition half .

But the lad should the potential he has if we was playing for a club outside the EPL people would want to buy him .
Because he is a United player some would rather sell him.


9.) 07 Jun 2018 23:20:24
Park. Are you impressed i stayed quiet on the subject? Rashford looks a world beater under Southgate but looks short of ideas for United. Must be coincidence 😂.


10.) 08 Jun 2018 00:56:51
AAA haha I am mate fair play 😂. Thought rashy was class tonight some of his touches were great to watch. Looked really good centrally with that freedom to express himself. Looks much better as a second striker with someone to play off. Credit where it’s due to Southgate he has played some really exciting youngsters with Alexander Arnold and loftus cheek also impressing. I think you are right that it is no coincidence he has looked better tonight as jose’s Tactics have stifled our creative players. However, sometimes context has to be taken into consideration. Let’s see how he performs against one of the bigger boys.

Not taking anything away from him or Southgate though because it’s been a long time since I have enjoyed an england game. I don’t see why we cannot just praise rashford without always have to come back and bash Jose. Can the two not be mutually exclusive? Or are we always going to bash the manager when one of our players puts a good performance in during the World Cup? Don’t really think it’s necessary tbh. But anyway I’m impressed you kept quiet on the topic mate 😂.


11.) 08 Jun 2018 05:12:21
Sorry but did i just read England play attacking football? And Southgate is an attacking manager getting the best out of Rashford as he scored 1 goal? Brilliant stuff.


12.) 08 Jun 2018 07:23:19
To be fair to Southgate, he’s gone about his job in a very structured and impressive manner and has a good young side playing well.


13.) 08 Jun 2018 07:59:05
Thanks park. Joking apart, Rashford was excellent last night. He was given a free role behind vardy and he did very well.


14.) 08 Jun 2018 08:41:20
Spot on AAA. Eric I agree regarding Southgate. He wasn’t the flashy name or the experienced manager that people were hoping for. But I’m starting to think that will work in his favour. England have gone down the experienced and successful route of Capello which ultimately failed. Again the old head of hodgson failed miserably. They have gone for a younger manager who by all accounts wants to build an identity and style of play for England to move forward. He also seems to be popular with his players and appearances to have good man management skills. He’s not the most experienced but I think he is doing a really good job. Perhaps gone are the days where the England job is given to an old head as their last job before they retire. Perhaps we should be giving it to young and up and coming managers with the hunger and desire, who are more in touch with modern methods? Think this could be a solution for the FA.


 

 

11 Mar 2018 11:01:46
Great result, great spirit shown by the lads.
Objectives for rest of season:
1. Consolidate 2nd place. Anything less would be a huge disappointment now.
2. Win the FA cup. A trophy is crucial considering the league became a procession far too early.
3. Reach champs league semi final. And see what happens. Need to be professional on Tuesday which I'm sure we will.

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11 Dec 2017 09:44:57
Had a look at the goals again and is it me or could DDG have done a tiny bit more for one if not both of them? He appeared slightly planted, in shock that the man got to a free scoring position three yards in front of goal, rather than take action. I reckon some keepers would have rushed to smother both the ball and the man about to hit the ball.

DDG is awesome and my favourite player in the team so it's hard for me to criticise him, but he isn't the most aggressive keeper in situations like that. Not to excuse the terrible defending/ failure to easily clear our lines on both counts, where he was badly let down.

Rave

1.) 11 Dec 2017 10:45:17
Maybe, he could of maybe he couldn't. It's swings and roundabouts. If he was a more aggressive keeper then no doubt that would lead to him making mistakes occasionally due to him rushing out and not assessing the situation in a calm and clear way.


2.) 11 Dec 2017 10:46:30
They were tap ins from 3 yards he had no chance with either.


 

 

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.


 

 

 

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20 Jul 2018 18:04:33
Neither am I Eric.
Also not looking for any argument. To be fair that Jurgen Meister was the biggest tool.
Agree Valencia being our captain and first/ only choice right back is quite as uninspiring as it gets.

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19 Jul 2018 21:59:13
Very well said Wazza.
Eric - not sure that is banter mate, just ignorance.
Like it or not we support a global club now so let's focus on what people say rather than how they say it.
Even our own team captain can't speak English.

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12 Jun 2018 23:35:10
What an attention seeking plank he is.

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30 May 2018 09:51:21
Another one in the long list of players who are negotiating a new contract with Barcelona or Real and there is a 0.1% chance of them actually leaving.

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20 May 2018 23:50:32
I despair every time I hear a player is tall so he's ideal for Jose.
Not a criticism of you Park, more for Jose.

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12 Aug 2018 10:58:46
Agree Ed. If he hadn't played well then would he have come out and said what he said? Almost as if he was motivated to play hard in order to make those comments afterwards.

Jose also complemented him, so let's hope that's the last of it and he maintains those levels of motivation in the next game, and the next etc.

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10 Aug 2018 07:47:44
The best transfer window joke of the summer comes after the deadline. Typical!

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09 Aug 2018 17:05:38
Good news, what a long and painful farce it was.

We will always back them, now we need them to back themselves, especially the gaffer.

Massive game tomorrow. Must start with a win. Come on lads.

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08 Aug 2018 09:35:26
playing prehistoric football under a manager who doesn’t want to be at your club.

Harsh but true Ed.

I do worry it will end in tears, and I really don't want another season to go to waste. Hope the extra special one can at least earn his modest wage and get the players playing, even if he is sad and lonely.

First game is massive for many reasons. The world is waiting for us to fail on the opening night of the season and stick the knife in, so I hope we can get through the challenge.

Also seems like no smoke without fire on the situation with our reality TV star Pogba. Leaves us very exposed to this farcical position of our window closing early but the other European giants having free rein to unsettle our players for the rest of the month. Frequently flatter to deceive but possibly our only player with a bit of X factor so we are in a pickle without a replacement.

Rave

{Ed0333's Note - Your players should be giving their all but don’t due to the manager. Look at Sanchez on his day is unplayable but is a shadow of the player he can be and that in my opinion is due to Jose. This isn’t about me being a Liverpool fan and reveling in your misery I’d like nothing more than Liverpool and the red half of Manchester having strong teams and going toe to toe for the title that would give me unbridled joy. Jose is just a train wreck momentarily and with his demeanor you can’t help but want adverse results for him. The best analogy I can muster for my feelings toward Mourinho at the moment is it’s like when your dating someone that is moody. They are always in a bad mood and make your life hell but when on the odd occasion their in a good mood you think their the best partner on the planet. You abide their bad moods just to experience that once in a while positive demeanour. I’m sure the guy is a nice guy away from football but FFS mate smile will ya.


 

 

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30 Jul 2018 12:25:01
Very logical suggestion from the Ed on what's going on.
If this supposed list of 5 Jose targets does indeed consist of expensive, ageing players and the club are refusing to back it, then overall I have to say I agree with the club.
Jose seems to be taking us in a wrong and very costly direction, which would again require major rebuilding in the near term.

If this is the case, however, I suspect things are about to get pretty ugly I suspect and Jose has already begun kicking up a stink quite publicly. Interesting and concerning times.

The only exception to the above would be Toby Alder, who would improve our defence immediately and whose position allows him to play top level into his thirties. Wingers and forwards do not fit that category.

Rave