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06 Nov 2017 12:03:34
To be frank the slating of Lukaku is annoying as hell, both from fans and pundits. As a striker myself, I know how aggravated he must be with the way we play.

We all know Romelu Lukaku isn't a hold up striker, nor is he an Aubameyang-esque in behind type striker. He's a jack of all trades, but a master of none in reality.

However, when critcised for "going missing in big games", it's genuinely mind boggling as to how we set up to play to almost get nothing from him.

If we plan on lumping it up to him to head it, we must have wingers running in behind, or another striker playing off him. which we never f**cking do. Then we switch it up, and lump it 30 yards ahead of him to chase against 2/ 3 centre backs, with no body else putting similar pressure on the open spaces.

It's almost as if our team is set up to lump it, then if we retain the ball the players think "oh f*ck Rom actually got to that one, best try and get up there to help", in which time the opposition have also got back.

Our style of play is ridiculous. Look at the players we have, top coaches would love to work with a lot of them, and would have them playing great, attacking football against any opposition.

One thing about Mourinho is that he is a manager, but by all means he isn't a coach. He knows how to field a team of good players, but that's where he stops. He doesn't really have any upstandintg tactical implementation other than 10 behind the ball and run. He puts his team out and let's them do the work, but putting 11 different pegs in 11 square holes just doesn't do much good.

Our team currently seriously lacks in personality, and I hate to blow his trumpet too much, but Pogba seriously drags us through in the pizzazz his play style brings. We would be truly woeful without his influence in the side.

Mourinho's inconsistency shows he isn't the right man for the job, but yet his ego just keeps him coming back. The man talks the talk, but he kinda just stumbles the walk, yet somehow gets there. I've been naive in thinking Mourinho would be the right one, hell any doubts I had were overshadowed immediately by the trophies we won last season.

I miss Manchester United, and everything this club has become is a facade of what and who we are. So, i'll ask the question. Is being successful all that good, when you aren't having fun in doing so?

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06 Nov 2017 13:01:37
Totally agree Mpez - We could have Messi, Ronaldo or whoever up top it would be similar, been saying it since RVP, Falcao etc all flopped with this attack with 3 men maximum philosophy - even Ibra didn't excel as well as he is capable of.

Problem on top for Lukaku is that he is a bit of a donkey on the ball to be fair, so it was a ridiculous signing considering the way Jose wants us to play. With proper wingers and a creative midfielder that gets the ball in space he would be a revelation and great value for money, but as it is he just compounds the problem because he struggles to control a ball and isn't sure where he should be half the time (nor would I be because it's helter skelter behind him) . I feel sorry for Lukaku, bit similar in some ways to when Liverpool signed Carroll, totally the wrong striker for the way they wanted to play.

Great points on Jose - the mojo he had has gone and it's all far too predictable. We lack personality throughout the team, almost everyone seems to be going through the motions.

06 Nov 2017 13:16:24
When Lukaku was scoring he was brilliant and it was a joke that we re-signed Zlatan, now he's had a bit of a bad patch he is a ridiculous signing.

06 Nov 2017 13:35:12
No one has scored more goals from open play in the league this season than lukaku .
We are second in the league, poor performance yesterday beat spurs last Sunday.
Chelsea excellent yesterday awful against Roma on Wednesday.

06 Nov 2017 16:57:47
I think what we have got with Lukaku is exactly what we thought. Quality striker who will score a shed full of goals but may go missing against the big boys. Also he is someone who needs service.
All of which we have seen.
With Pogba back I think he will get back on track, I also hope this is the case for Mikki too.

06 Nov 2017 17:18:42
Lukaku had such bad service and only thing coming his way was a high ball with 2 or sometimes 3 defenders around him and rash seemed so far away to provide him an outlet. He is not a donkey and its mick's job to orchestrate play and provide him with better service but at the moment he is quite poor. Can't even remember a single telling pass from mick to lusaka yesterday as he was losing the ball or watching fabregas run past him.

07 Nov 2017 00:44:54
Most of the centre of the pitch where mimi should b was empty for a good portion of the game. i'm a fan of miki but he's costing us points now.



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