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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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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.

Rave

 

 

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.


 

 

22 Oct 2017 09:21:02
Would like to hear people's thoughts on which of our squad can be considered genuine big-game players. Those you'd trust to perform against city, Liverpool and Chelsea away, and the European giants in the champs league? Also those that can dig us out of a hole when we're struggling in tricky away games like Stoke and Huddersfield?
For me we've got too many players that only look good in the easier strolls, when most things are going our way.

Rave

1.) 22 Oct 2017 11:03:32
De gea. There's a reason he is the best keeper in the world if it wasn't for him United would be far worse off.


2.) 22 Oct 2017 13:16:18
Da gea and bailly and possibly hererra. That's it.


 

 

03 Jun 2017 09:15:24
Superb signing for the year and his character and presence was exactly what we needed for that time, but for several reasons we should not extend his contract. I'd be disappointed if we did.

Nevertheless, glad to have had him play for United and wish he came in years earlier.

Rave

1.) 03 Jun 2017 11:34:34
I agree, one season is enough for Jose.


2.) 03 Jun 2017 12:23:08
Pogba out!


3.) 03 Jun 2017 12:37:42
LOL Tony don't be mischievous now.


4.) 04 Jun 2017 11:33:57
Sorry that was about Zlatan, thought I was replying to another post but obviously posted a new one instead!


 

 

 

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15 Apr 2018 21:18:29
Thanks Ed, very interesting to see.

Considering the good ones that the ed says are less likely, the ones he says are more likely don't really fill me with great positivity.
Does anyone else feel the same way?

Did I read right that RB/ RWB might not be a priority? If so, disappointing.

CB - definitely need a solid and consistent one. Toby Alder would be great, prem proven, but can we really get him and rose from Spurs?

LB - Danny rose is injury prone and hasn't played well for like a year, and will be well overpriced.
Alex Sandro has disappointed me in every champs league games I've watched him in, nothing like a 50-60m fullback.
Aaron Martin for me.

DM - Casimiero is good. Would take him. Matic will only get worse next season i reckon so I think we need a more dynamic holding mid.

CM - Kroos wouldn't give our midfield the transformation it needs. In fact we might find he'd compound our existing issues. And as a big name he'd cost a bomb.
Vidal prob too old to sign now for the type of player he is, though he would definitely improve us short term.
SMS probably the only one out of the entire list worth breaking the bank for.
Fred would be a v good signing I believe.

None of the attacking options there are ideal/ viable in my view, apart from Arnaiz maybe. Bale and Perisic are big no's for me.

Sounding a bit negative but have to admit I'm struggling a bit.

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10 Mar 2018 11:05:26
MEN reckon he's definitely out. For me Pogba has generally disappointed in these big games but there is nothing like his potential quality in any other midfielder to get hold of the ball and do something. Matic carras mctom possibly fellaini screams out as a flat and basic midfield, lacking pace and legs. Strangely enough matic would be the best out of those to take the ball forwards.

We should seriously consider going 3 at the back now as we have to go wide in this game.

Confidence levels are pretty low but that's often been when we've pulled out a result against that mob! Come on United.

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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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27 Jan 2018 12:31:22
I think signing him on a short extension, with a further option, is a great coup for the club.
Also kind of tells me Jose is up for the challenge of performance-related reward.

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12 Jan 2018 21:44:59
Good to see Gary Neville has given him a piece for that stupid remark. What an irritant.

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17 Mar 2018 01:14:01
Yes, we have been miles off the top table in Europe for years but that is no excuse for the underperforming, subordinate approach and style of play this egomaniac has been delivering for a sustained period.
The guy has basically talked down the team and club to justify and defend his own means and reputation. It isn't on.

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11 Mar 2018 23:29:17
Interesting and valid point Danny. If it's going to be 4231 in the big games then it has been shown repeatedly that pogba is not the right man to play in that two.

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11 Mar 2018 10:52:13
got run over by a parked bus, quality.

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27 Jan 2018 12:28:02
Not mentioning names but strongly disagree with any suggestions of us selling Rashford. Madness.

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27 Jan 2018 12:24:33
Carrick's ability to grow a beard is a bit underrated I feel.

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