01 Mar 2021 23:52:18
As the dust settles on another stalemate with one of our top 4 rivals I thought yesterday was actually a decent performance. Maybe it's because I had low expectations going into the game but I was very impressed with our work rate and pressing. I have been critical of our work rate off the ball and pressing under Ole but yesterday we were definitely braver, pushed further up the pitch and played on the front foot. The challenge in my opinion is to play in that manner every week. I'd like us to become an aggressive pressing team, to play on the front foot, put the opposition under pressure, don't let them breathe, to hunt the ball with hunger and win it back higher up the pitch where we can be so devastating in the transitions. We will never dominate the ball under Ole. We don't have the quality on the ball or even the patience. We are direct, like to get the ball forward quickly and this is why Fernandes tends to concede a lot of possession and perhaps why VdB hasn't had the impact we perhaps all excepted.

I view Utd as an aggressive running team. To hunt and suffocate the opposition high up the pitch and play in the transitions. This is when we are at our best.

I know many won't agree but I was encouraged by our performance yesterday. I thought we were relatively comfortable against a very dangerous and rejuvenated Chelsea team. I accept we didn't create much but I think that was due to a lack of quality in possession rather than the system or tactics. Bruno misplaced a few easy passes to set Rashford clear and Mctominay should have done better at the end. If we play with that intensity for the rest of the season we'll be ok.

1.) 02 Mar 2021
02 Mar 2021 07:20:33
Yes DLIB, off the ball this type of intensity is really good.
But on the ball, we must show more ambition.

2.) 02 Mar 2021
02 Mar 2021 12:02:05
I agree DLIB we were better than other games. I too liked the press and that we were comfortable. But with the ball were slow and we must show more ambition. But i think we were better than other games against big six.

3.) 02 Mar 2021
02 Mar 2021 15:25:06
DLIB, I just thought it was another two hours of my life that I'd wasted watching Utd play crap football again.