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17 May 2017 08:37:27
Haven't been on here that long and I pick up the eds and the posters find a lot of sources as very dubious and not reliable but a couple mentioning bale may like a return to England and would prefer a move to utd over Chelsea, anything in this or twaddle .

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{Ed001's Note - according to those that know the lad very well, family, friends and former and current coaches of his, at least the ones I have managed to speak to, they all say he has no interest in leaving Spain and is really happy there. Unless Madrid want rid, which I have not heard of any genuine talk of that being the case just yet, it is highly unlikely he will be moving this summer. Money may talk I guess, but this is his dream, playing for Madrid.}


1.) 17 May 2017 11:21:28
Cheers mate, greizmann it is then hopefully if bale a none starter, damn talk sport building my hopes up.


 

 

 

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05 Apr 2018 14:34:29
How do you think city will approach the Derby game ed, do you think pep will think the Liverpool tie is beyond saving . His team selection could be influenced by how he sees it, there's a couple of schools of thought beat utd take the tittle go into Liverpool game on a high or it's a derby there may be tackles flying in, the league's in the bag anyway and he needs all his best players fit, not injured and ready to throw the kitchen sink at Liverpool . Obviously you can't read his mind but what do you suspect.

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{Ed002's Note - As any other game. He certainly won't see any game as beyond saving.}


 

 

13 Mar 2018 22:05:02
I didn't really understand the selection or the tactics tonite . What were the tactics we just had twenty odd shots against us at home against a pretty average Seville . We put a man who's barely played in four month into midfield to form the slowest most static unimaginative combination in centre midfield as possible . We move rashford away from the position where he has just dismantled Liverpool and played the game at testimonial pace until we went two down . I'm a fan of Sanchez but let's be honest how is he keeping martial or Mata out of the side on form .

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1.) 13 Mar 2018 22:21:50
Nothing short of a horror show, from selection and tactics to performance. 2 years into his tenure and the bus is well and truly a mainstay of Mourinho' plans, is there a more predictable boring side to watch in top flight football. 3 transfer windows in and Mourinho's biggest game for us and that's what he produces, the players look disinterested carrying out his non attacking anti football now too.


2.) 13 Mar 2018 22:23:58
Wages of Sanchez!


 

 

13 Mar 2018 10:26:53
Morning all, if ed 1 about or other posters, I watched the city game last night and it followed a pretty familiar pattern, opponent's retreat and the result looking pretty inevitable from an early stage in the game, this formula very rarely works and they often win with their opponents not really laying a glove on them . If this continues next season then no matter how much utd improve if everybody plays that way against city then they are going to rack up masses of points.
I think basically my point is what can teams do different not just utd to start giving them more problems in a game and not keep following a plan most use that duznt work and duznt even look like working. Thanks if anyone has any insight.

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{Ed001's Note - press them, particularly Fernandinho who is very poor in possession and will turn it over repeatedly if pressed. It is because no one puts pressure on them on the ball that they do what they do.}


1.) 13 Mar 2018 11:51:43
Teams’ approaches to City baffle me. Their strength is in attack, but offer the centre backs on real protection. Yet, teams constantly sit back and hope to absorb the pressure and nick a goal. 🤔

Pep plays with 8 attack minded players, it’s not rocket science to think that targeting their defence might be more productive than allowing them attack. They could still win because they’re a great attacking team, but it’s better than just letting them do what they do best.


2.) 13 Mar 2018 12:15:59
I think teams feel if they attack city and mess up then city’s counter attack will blow them away. Teams go into games aiming for damage control and to not get embarrassed rather than go for them. Psychologically city have won before they have stepped on the pitch and that’s what we used to have under Fergie.

I think if we play similar to the way we did against Liverpool and play that long ball into Lukaku then I think we could really trouble city. Lukaku’s hold up play has really improved and getting runners going off him will allow us to get at city’s defence. Kompany and otamendi are very good in the air so it will be tougher than Lovren or Van Dijk but we really have to go at city. Ed is right putting pressure on Fernandinho is key as well as he pretty much holds the fort when the rest of the attackers go forward. They have defensive frailties to be exposed and teams have no been able to do it as city are so good in possession.


3.) 13 Mar 2018 12:26:52
If you sit back against a good team they will do what they like,
Get in their faces, You can have all the good players in the world but you need that one player in a team that will harass players. get in their faces give them no time on the ball.
A lot of managers now set up their teams not to lose.


4.) 13 Mar 2018 13:25:39
Can't believe I am going to say this but if you watch Liverpool's tactic against them, they were spot on. They pressed high and brought a lot of energy to the game. Like all the others have stated, you can get at City by pressing them, especially their weaker players on the ball. City's weakness IMO is their defence in possession, press them and they will give the ball away or look to go long.


5.) 13 Mar 2018 14:06:37
You would think teams would have watched them roll over teams all season who have sat back passively, but most teams seem to just keep doing it, teams like stoke and Newcastle have always got stuck in at home but against city just seem to surrender and keep the score down, even Chelsea appeared to offer nothing and follow the sit bk and take the inevitable defeat . Liverpool got more joy having a go and pressing and I hope somebody else does so next season teams will follow a different blueprint against them and stop this almost acceptance of defeat .


6.) 13 Mar 2018 15:35:53
I think the fact that city's movement and ball retention is so good has a lot to do with it .


7.) 13 Mar 2018 16:22:54
Spot on Ed001, Fernandinho is the weakest link there. He's a bit flaky and doesn't like it when he's getting pressured. I really think Mctominay could do a good job by getting in his face and haranguing him the for the whole match.

{Ed001's Note - agreed, he really does not like it. Very good player when given time and space but rush him and put him under pressure and he gives the ball away time and time again.}


 

 

06 Mar 2018 13:30:58
I enjoyed last night's game I know the situation we found ourselves in dictated how we approached the second half but I enjoyed us not getting too bogged down in tactics and throwing bodies forward it wasn't slick Stella football but atleast the intent was there second half .
It's a strange season as other than degea I don't think anyone has had an amazing season although matic has been pretty steady . Some of our big names have been injured or just haven't got started yet, others good in patches not so good in other patches. Lots have potential to be really good players but on this season's showings how many have nailed down a long term starting place for the foreseeable future . We are still second though and it's easy to suspect quite a few may have better seasons ahead, hope so anyway .

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31 Dec 2017 22:21:23
Happy new year all and a couple of thoughts . Jm is our manager and I hope we judge him at the seasons end not now . To his detractors judge him fairly at the end of the season, to his backers the same I hope we all are open minded and judge him on what happened not what fits our own point of view .
I fear he's old school a bit like raffa play anyone half decent and retreat to 35 yards from goal, let the opponent's reach that point unchallenged then form a brick wall where newer coaches hunt the ball down and look to be on the front foot against anyone not just weaker sides, you all know who I'm talking about .
Let's back Jose and judge him seasons end and in a fair way.

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1.) 01 Jan 2018 08:40:13
He has had long enough to put together a team that can string 5 forward passes together, and play with some verve and style -but he hasn't done that. The players are playing well within themselves and playing some of the most insipid, slow, boring football of any top 4 team in recent memory.

Add to that the fact that he rarely looks happy, rarely smiles -which can't be good for his own well being -, looks like a homeless person and is living in a hotel away from his family then I think the chances of us and Jose having a long and happy relationship are minute.


2.) 01 Jan 2018 09:29:09
Totally Agree Boy. The brand of football we're playing is not much better than the last few years. We were destroyed against City, parked the bus against Scousers. Tried to park it against chelsea. We can't pass with authority. We can't retain the ball. We're playing stupid tactics with two midfielders and getting overrun in most matches. So what part of improvement are we talking about.
If a good manager had our players, we will be playing better football and dare I say, be closer to the leaders.
4th place is looking unlikely as both Liverpool and Spurs are closing in.
We'll see what happens against Everton.

{Ed025's Note - everton is a great opportunity to get back on track AAA but this united side is nothing like the one we all want to see, and that for me is purely down to the manager mate..


3.) 01 Jan 2018 12:11:32
Who would you guys like to see start upfront with your current injuries?


 

 

 

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14 Nov 2017 10:35:43
I'm a big bale fan and would have loved us to get him last summer, other posters pointed out it was to risky as he's injured a lot and now to be honest they are being proved correct . Very hard to justify big fee and big wages .

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17 Jul 2017 14:13:18
If there was an acceptance ddg was leaving it would be a big call not to take kroos if it shown to be possible, played for some good sides but made them better a serial trophy winner, you'd need a pretty special side not to fit him in, not realy a destroyer though but offers massive control of a game against good sides to imo.

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15 Jun 2017 18:49:14
Danny IL try and offer a view as why a few struggle with morata price . What's causing his valuation people don't see it in his record, sub then 15 in two seasons at juventos then back to Madrid bench again, nobody saying he's a bad player . Is valuation because there's fierce competition for him forcing the price up, maybe but haven't heard much about that . Or finally is price seeming so high cause they don't want to sell, but they seem fairly keen to negotiate if that's the case, maybe they are only willing to negotiate because it's to good a deal for them not to . Personally I'd walk away explore other options and see if there stance changed a little if all interest went because of the price . Hopefully figures of 70 or 80 million is wild paper talk.

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15 Jun 2017 15:18:09
Agree weggy walk away if there's any truth in 80 million we are trying to compete with real Madrid not finance their next superstar by buying there sub. Who else is going to give them anywhere near that, call there bluff and walk away or change target . I'd rather poke up Torino than real Madrid.

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13 Jun 2017 20:49:50
I'm not sure how finishing a country mile behind Chelsea then buying a player off them who they think can be improved upon helps us close the gap . I'd go for kroos I know he's not a dier or matic type but he's so much better than them. A midfield playmaker in the scholes of later years . A midfield 3 of kroos pogba and Herrera as good as any if coached well.

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21 Apr 2018 10:02:16
Fa cup was huge when I was a youngster the final was pretty much the only game on TV and got more build up than a general election . The only other game that you seemed able to watch on TV was a schoolboy international, I can tell you pretty much nothing about Paul Rideout's career but lots of people knew his name forever because of one schoolboy game .

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20 Apr 2018 19:51:43
Ok Singh you feel then that utd can't attack much because smalling and Jones at the back don't allow this so Jose has spent the full season handicapping himself by picking them infront of all the other options and forcing himself into being more defensive than he wants to be in order to put them in the shop window . While taking a completely different method on other players he may wish to sell like darmian, Shaw and blind .

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20 Apr 2018 13:20:39
Singh . He had last summer smalling, Jones, tfm, tuanzebe, rojo, blind plus two centre Half's he actually bought himself for big money bailey and lindelehoff . Whatever you or I think of people like smalling Jose given all those choices has decided smalling has been his go to centre half . I get that people don't rate smalling but he isn't selecting the team and picking himself . Jose given free choice of those players selects him . People then imply what chance has Jose got to play more attacking when people like smalling play but then gloss over he has had lots of other options including players bought to replace the likes of him . I know Bailly has had injuries but Jose has had lots of other options.

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19 Apr 2018 21:09:12
I think when we got Sanchez 9 out of ten seemed pretty pleased . i'm guessing quite a few thought he would come in from the right and not oust two young lads being quite productive from the left . Granted he played a lot from the left with arsenal but he was no stranger or mug from the right either and our right hand side is far from productive in recent seasons .
At first he was cut some slack because he tried high risk passes but it seemed to snowball to the point even basic passes he's struggled with . He's a good player and tries hard but I can't blame the club, the manager or tactics as none of that explains why he's found even basic things so hard .
Hopefully he will come good soon but at the min no way should rash or martial be behind him in the pecking order to play left side on what we have seen not what we hoped we would see.

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17 Apr 2018 09:55:14
Not for me just yet, jm splits our support mainly because of the style we go about it. Dyche has done fantastic at Burnley and may well be able to be more expansive with better players but he could also stick with what works for him just as easily . For me to get a team like utd he would have to show what he can do at a side like Everton or Newcastle, do well and also show he can make them not only solid but innovative and exciting . It's a tough task but the utd job should require tough tasks to get it.

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