17 Aug 2020 15:24:18
I feel really sorry for Lindelof. Always covers for 2 in our box , the same time Maguire is out of position and he just watch. Its a serie called "fringe" and there are some people from the future which appear only at important times, they have no feelings and they just record the event. They call them observers . That is exactly what Maguire is, observer.

1.) 17 Aug 2020
17 Aug 2020 16:32:27
There is no point defending Lindelof.
He was clearly at fault.

2.) 17 Aug 2020
17 Aug 2020 16:34:41
Fringe was a fantastic show.

3.) 17 Aug 2020
17 Aug 2020 16:50:55
Maguire gets stick for his transfer fee but he's clearly a better defender than Lindelof. He's played nearly every minute of our season and has generally been a solid and commanding presence in our defence.

Lindelof continues to make basic defensive errors which have been a consistent occurrence since his howler at Huddersfield in one of his first games over three years ago. He's a decent defender but he hasn't been able to eradicate the simple errors from his game. Periods of improvement have been followed by spells of regression and his time at Utd as a first choice CB is coming to an end. He might get another season if the Club fail to move on the likes of Smalling, Jones and Rojo or decide priorities lie elsewhere.

People have conveniently ignored that Ole has a ruthless side. Lukaku, Sanchez, Fellaini, Smalling, Young and Rojo have all either been sold or sent out on loan. Since we signed Fernandes the likes of Pereria, Lingard and Mata have hardly featured.

He has shown loyalty to De Gea a proven world class performer and given him time to re discover his form. His patience won't last forever and Henderson might be brought back to the Club to compete with De Gea for the starting position next season. Any more basic mistakes and the axe will fall on De Gea as well.

Despite what you read on these pages Ole is no fool and he knows the standards that must be reached.

We need a new CB, DCM, ACM, RW, CF and possibly cover for Shaw at LB. We won't fill all those positions this summer so it will be a case of prioritising the positions that need strengthening first.

Ed 2 has told us we have interest in Koulibally, Saul (if Pogba leaves), Donny VdB (if Pogba leaves), Grealish and Sancho. There could be interest in Chiesa,
O Dembele or even Douglas Costa as Sancho alternatives. We have also held an interest in M Dembele for CF. I expect two possibly three of those players will arrive depending on what happens with Pogba.

It takes take time build a squad and Ole has done just enough to quell supporter unrest and keep his job. He'll need to make astute decisions concerning the futures of Pogba and De Gea and decide if there is value in the likes of Sancho, Grealish and Koulibally or move on to alternatives.

Consistency will be the key moving forward. There is cause for optimism but the success of this side hangs in the balance. Summer recruitment will be vital.

4.) 17 Aug 2020
17 Aug 2020 17:01:48
I don't defend him for the goal . Also don't want to blame Harry for the goal. My comment is not only for yesterdays match, its general. And yes i feel sorry for him, he clearly was a better defender before Harry sat next to him.

5.) 17 Aug 2020
17 Aug 2020 17:13:33
Herrera your talking nonsense mate! Lindelof has done nothing in his Utd career to suggest he's anything more than a decent defender susceptible to making regular individual mistakes.

He was making the same mistakes long before Maguire arrived! He's ok and if he can cut out the mistakes he might have a future but he's quickly running out of chances!

6.) 17 Aug 2020
17 Aug 2020 17:45:11
You miss the point DLIB. He is not my favourite and ideally ofcourse i wouldn't want him in our starting 11. But with a better player next to him he is not so bad as you are making him to be, i feel sorry for him playing with an unhead chicken next to him. Whoever plays next to Van Dyke knows exactly what he has to do and where he has to be . Whoever plays next to him seems good or world class and that's the opposite with Harry. Ideally neither is good enough, but the biggest problem is the one who is untouchable because you have to stick with him because of price tag or etc. The problem always is your "best" defender, when he is really that good everyone above average seems good next to him. When he is not, opposite will happen as we see and in addiction to this we will everytime debating about his partner and a player to cover him etc when the reality is that he is the one you have ro replace.

7.) 17 Aug 2020
17 Aug 2020 19:05:09
You're spot on, Herrera. His form dipped as soon as Maguire arrived.

8.) 17 Aug 2020
17 Aug 2020 19:21:37
Is it just me who thinks Maguire is bang average and gets out of position too often at crucial times which will leave whoever partners him to cover the void and hopefully put in last ditch tackles, anyone think that smalling or Bailly be more suited to try and mop up his mess?

9.) 17 Aug 2020
17 Aug 2020 20:18:56
Rjmanutd i agree it was a fantastic show, one of my favourite. And ofcourse Walter Bishop one of my favourite characters.

10.) 17 Aug 2020
17 Aug 2020 21:08:18
Walter was a character alright. I may have to source a fringe box set as it has been a very long time!