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26 Nov 2017 12:32:27
How do people think matic is playing at the moment.

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26 Nov 2017 12:44:10
Quite well. Not always perfect but ultimately has been extremely steady and dependable, distribution is pretty much always good and covers the right amount of ground breaking up a lot of attacks.

26 Nov 2017 13:00:44
I think our cm has been lacking the last few games . Been losing the battle in there, at times.

26 Nov 2017 13:18:29
Probably why Jose wants another cm.

26 Nov 2017 13:29:00
Angle do you think?
I thought it was down to the issue around Carrick and the wig wanting out .

26 Nov 2017 13:33:34
Matic is a good player in my opinion the best partner you could wish for Pogba. I think the positions we need right now is a 10 of a level above what we have Mata Miki and Zlatan may fill the gap this season but a world class 10 is what would complete this team I have no problems with all other positions Tony and Young can do another season, strikers we have plenty, wingers were ok a 10 from Griezmann Dybola or Fekir or Gomes reaches his level that makes him that player and were contenders for everything best gk top attackers great midfield good defenders experienced wing backs a world ckass 10 and we on to the next level and on par with Barcelona or city or PSG.

26 Nov 2017 13:53:42
Carrick and wig aren't starters. I think he wants to have someone else in beside matic giving pogba more free rein. Savic.

26 Nov 2017 14:16:07
Mctomney is maybe the player coming in for Carrick or Felliani, really Matic is already Carricks replacment.

26 Nov 2017 14:17:43
It's usually Pogba and Matic Vs three opposition midfielders, sometimes more when their width becomes more narrow. So our midfield is usually swamped. Fellaini is a decent option, but he's not as mobile as Jose would like. Jose will want a robust, busy box to box midfielder as soon as he can get one. Carrick will retire, Fellaini leave and we'll need Perreira to return and buy another central midfielder. McTominay will probably go out on loan depending on certain complexities.

Don't know much about this Savic lad who Jose wants. Is he a box to box midfielder?

26 Nov 2017 14:25:13
Matic has dropped his level a little since he first came. I love Matic and Pogba together in there. Pushing Pogba forward and played, say Herrera, is too negative for me.

Ibra at 10 could be very interesting. He can hold up the ball as well as Fellaini, he can flick the ball on for the 3 strikers and has good passing in his locker. He will also score goals from long shots, second striker support, set plays.

Issue I think Jose is raising is that the midfield can be overrun. Mata or Martial played in the 10 and the midfield looked exposed. But I think Ibra has more presence and be more of a defensive influence.

Miki early season was good in there, so he may come good again.

I have only seen Y. Tube videos of savic, so not a good judge, but the little I saw reminded me of Zaha. Undoubted talent, but lots of flash stuff that doesn't have any end product. Although having said that, ed1 seems to rate him.

Perrera return is another option.

Downside of changing your shape for the big teams is that the players are less used to positioning, so it stifles those games. I Don't think 433 works with Lukaku and Ibra in the team.

26 Nov 2017 14:30:44
I cannot help but think Pogba in Mikhitaryan's position could work, but we'll need someone to do the miles behind him. Matic and another.

26 Nov 2017 16:01:18
So Jose doesn't want fellaini .
A busy box to box cm, is that not pogba .
Did we not want griezmann to play 10 with pogba box to box and matic?

Mangers always want players, you don't get to a point when they say right don't need any more I'm happy .

By the way savic looks a good player defensively very good passing is average but the lad is only 22 so time to improve.

26 Nov 2017 16:09:44
What happened to Herrera everyone's favourite player last season?

26 Nov 2017 16:14:38
I think Jose wants Fellaini. Even more so because we are lacking robust central midfielders.

Pogba is a busy box to box midfielder sure. But what happens when Pogba is injured? What happens if Pogba and Matic get injured?

We need another midfielder, perhaps two, hence the reason Jose has been looking to add a midfielder or two.

Not sure Griezmann would have been bought to play number 10 position. Probably left of a front three. Lukaku central. Who knows?

26 Nov 2017 16:21:13
Jred - The Pogba remark was more about a possibility more than what I suspect will happen. I think Pogba has all the attributes to play as a number 10. He has everything. I wouldn't be at all surprised if that's where he'll end up one day.

26 Nov 2017 16:28:37
Pretty sure ed Said griez would of played 10 not really a winger these days .

Carrick Herrera pogba fellaini matic plus the young ones
If we play 4231 a formation Jose uses a lot you could prob add Mata Miki and ibra in there as well .
Carrick will need replaced by the looks of it and fellaini if he leaves .
But that's for the next year this year is about the players that we have.

26 Nov 2017 16:48:02
Yes it's a weak selection if we have injuries. No wonder Jose is in the market. Bit more steel in midfield needed for when we sure up the midfield. Fellaini was meant to be leaving in the summer, but due to the club's failings he was retained.

26 Nov 2017 17:01:27
He can play 10 but he has all the attributes to run a game from the middle imo .
Watching hazard and couthino yesterday was an example of what United need behind a striker imo .
Been trying to find that player for a while imo .

26 Nov 2017 17:08:34
Every team will struggle with injuries.

It's back to my point below, how is such a poor squad 2nd in the league .
You would think we where mid table by some of the post on here .

Maybe our players are a bit better than some realise. No wonder our fans get a bad name at times.

26 Nov 2017 17:26:40
I don't think we have a poor squad, but I can definitely see the frailties. So can the manager, hence the interest for certain players in certain positions.

Coutinho plays left of a midfield three, behind a front three.

26 Nov 2017 17:31:55
I think Matic has been doing a good job all season. The issue has been with Pogba out injured our midfield has lacked dynamism and creativity. Neither are things Matic is reknown for. So its a bit harsh to judge him on that. Midfield isn't about one player but the whole of midfield. I think we need more quality in depth in midfield, which it appears Jose feels the same as he wants another midfielder.

26 Nov 2017 17:34:08
Every team have frailties syd that's football no such thing as the perfect squad .
Coutinho links up front and back syd don't get caught up with formations that just where the players stand for kick off.

26 Nov 2017 17:38:53
I though matic and pogba where pretty average yesterday shaps .
Mid week our cm where very good first half poor second imo .

26 Nov 2017 17:44:02
Watch out shaps, you'll be told to stop with that rational critique. Doing that much mean you think our midfield is crap 🙈

Jred, the stuff you spew at times because posters actually give their opinion on things, lol.

26 Nov 2017 17:45:26
I'm not talking about the squad, I'm talking about frailties in our team. The first 14 players. You think Jose wants players like Perisic and Rose to improve the squad? No he wants to improve the first team.

You can always tinker with a team and want to improve areas, but Jose started the season lacking the players he wanted. Those positions are where we are struggling with now.

26 Nov 2017 18:44:23
the position we need is 10 Syd Tony and Young have played at a good level this season yes Jose probably does want players like Rose and Ivan but the team could do with a playmaker more than anything else imagine Griezmann Mertins Dybola or Ferkir I know Miki is ment to be that player but he needs to move back to the right or be sold imo.

26 Nov 2017 18:48:09
Lacking 1 player that's all.
And who's to say he would of been great . Perisic might of been amazing or like when we bought Miki or lindelof he might of been average .

Nearly everyone had it down between us and city this year and that looks like how it's going to turn out .
2 good squads you see, as well as city are playing there are a few players in there that I wouldn't call amazing.

Pep like Jose and every other manager in the league will continue to buy players . That's football .

Always amazed how some are more bothered about buying players building a team that actually supporting the team and enjoying it .

26 Nov 2017 19:04:19
RG - We are lacking in that area too I agree. I like Miki and when he's breaking he's very good in that position, what he lacks for me is he struggles to retain possession. Hold up the ball and distribute it well in the final third. I don't think we need to sell, just need his place contested with competition. There were a lot of areas needing improvement, I think after the summer window we will have a far more Jose 'like' team.

26 Nov 2017 19:10:31
I'm enjoying the team and supporting it, but I can still see the frailties like our manager and I want them solved ASAP like our manager. Is that okay with Sir Jred?

26 Nov 2017 19:19:19
And do you seriously believe Jose only wanted one more player in the summer. Despite what he says. We tried signing more players than just Perisic. But we aren't Man City or PSG, we cannot do all of our business in two summers. We cannot go and buy four fullbacks because we need four fullbacks. We couldn't even get one fullback. Jose has had to be patient building his team, something he's bummed about.

26 Nov 2017 19:30:52
So how many players do you think we will sign in Jan syd 5, 6 maybe 7 .

I would like to see Herrera get back to the form he showed last season along side pogba making the step up to world class that we have seen with KDB this year .
If a couple on the young lads could break in it would be a bonus and fantastic if rash and martial could make the step up .
Every bit as good as sterling and sane imo .
Lukaku with a bit of look should break 25 goals .

In the summer we might buy 3 or 4 imo as we always do . Nothing me you or anyone else thinks will change that .

But I will worry and look forward to next season, next season .

26 Nov 2017 19:57:30
Maybe I've been spoilt by Fergie or maybe having 2 kids to look after has changed my view of the game (as can't watch it in peace) but saying enjoy it doesn't wash with me.
The last 7 games apart from Newcastle have been absolutley boring to watch.
Before anyone tells me we are 2nd and doing well in all comps, I am still allowed my opinion and were are awful to watch at times. I wanted Jose in as well!
It Fergies fault for winning everything and doing it in style but i just didn't enjoy yesterdays game and found it boring.

26 Nov 2017 20:22:24
I don't think we'll sign anyone. However I'm sure Jose would like Rose and one other. I just think January is hard time to do business.

26 Nov 2017 20:57:03
I think he has been or most consistent and best player so far this year alongside ddg.
No real highs or lows you get what you expect more often than not imo.

26 Nov 2017 21:17:07
Over the season he has done well but like a few not so good last few games imo .
Average yesterday, and when he come on against Basel average, quiet against Newcastle and the game against Chelsea.
I would of though it was the Chelsea type games we bough him for but fabergas run the midfield that day .

Done very well this season matic at the moment?



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