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20 Feb 2020 20:10:54
Pereira, Lindelof, Dalot and Lingard. I am just interested to see everyone else's option on them, their performance tonight and their future moving forward.

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20 Feb 2020 20:53:09
Keep Lindelof and Sell the rest. Also Williams was appalling tonight, still learning he’ll improve. I don’t understand why knowing they had pace upfront we didn’t start bailly. And why it took so long to bring Bruno on. Poor from ole.

20 Feb 2020 20:56:47
I don't even know what to make of that tonight.

Squad rotation is important but with a stuttering team sorely lacking any kind of rhythm or consistency were so many changes really needed? Despite a good win at Chelsea this competition probably still represents our best chance of playing Champions League football next season yet this was a performance and selection that screamed inconvenience sandwiched in between two premier league games.

The 5-1-3-1 formation or whatever it was simply didn't work and to be honest I'm still trying to work out where Lingard, Pereira and Mata were supposed to be playing. If somebody eventually figures it out can you please let them know because it looked like they didn't have a clue either. That wasn't a team that took to the field tonight rather a collection of individuals wearing a Utd shirt trying to play football.

How can this team improve or find any kind of rhythm or level of consistency when the tactics change for every game. In our last three games against Wolves, Chelsea and Brugge Ole has utilised three different systems.

We still have no identify, no discernible patterns of play and tonight we were even devoid of the pace to play on the counter; about the only thing we're remotely good at.

A 1-1 draw isn't the end of the world but the performance was disjointed, slow, ponderous and lacking quality. It resembled nothing of what I expect from even a remotely competent Utd team.

I have no confidence we'll beat Watford on Sunday and as usual we're always one game away from another crisis.

20 Feb 2020 20:59:59
Pereira awful as is lingard, both need sold. Lindelof I would keep but on current form he'd only be a backup CB, dalot I'd also keep he's young and can play in various formations.

20 Feb 2020 21:54:37
We've been saying all season that lingard and Pereira are awful, the manager must see that, yet, they keep getting picked. Is Gomes that bad that ha can't start ahead of these two?

20 Feb 2020 23:07:08
Dlib, we are unbeaten in the last five matches. I know most have been uninspiring performances but try to find a positive if you can. You'll do yourself an injury with all this negativity.

Chin up.

20 Feb 2020 23:11:04
We didn’t start Baily as he has just come back from a long term injury. We also have 7 games in 21 days.

20 Feb 2020 23:16:23
The formation we're playing with the current group of players is a disaster. We play with 3 centre backs, 2 "wing backs" who aren't particularly good going forward and 2 holding midfield players who don't have a forward pass between them. Counting the GK that's 8 players out of 11 who won't contribute in an attacking sense. That leaves only 3 others, potentially our only creative player Bruno Fernandes behind 2 players who aren't out and out centre forwards. It's painful to watch.

20 Feb 2020 23:29:12
we did not start baily because he is carrying a knock so why take him.

20 Feb 2020 23:51:04
Is Shaw only allowed pass back to Maguire?

21 Feb 2020 00:14:05
he was blaming the players for not suppling martial. who picks the team. that and the ball was to light. honestly you can not make this stuff up. the more he speaks the worse he gets.

21 Feb 2020 04:26:28
Some of the squad players had a chance to impress but didn't take it.
It was a hard watch on the eye.

21 Feb 2020 06:46:34
Dazw

Yes, I don’t know what everyone is complaining about, the manager said the ball was the problem. Perhaps it wasn’t round, next it will be the lines on the grass are too thin, the referees whistle was too loud and put players off, the person talking on their phone in the stands distracted them. Here is an idea, why don’t we all list a potential excuse that our manager might think of next?

21 Feb 2020 07:18:13
Red Man, the manager is absolutely correct. Some of our players lack so much focus and concentration that they cannot see the ball anymore. Further the rain didn't help either with their vision.

I do not know what Ole is trying to achieve with those excuses but it is childish.

21 Feb 2020 09:56:11
Pereira, Lindelof, Dalot and Lingard. -pereira needs to be moved on in the summer and lingards has had years of encouragement to up his game but is simply at the end of the line;he just isn't good enough. Dalot hasn't had much game time and he, atm is one of the few able to cross a ball. Finally lindlehof, who many seem to think has regressed but imo he has been shown to be poorer since the arrival of maguire. Maguire the 80m saviour who is slow, has poor positional sense and gets caught out more regularly so that lindlehof or whoever has to come across to cover more and more.
Last nite was never going to be as easy as some thought as they were up for it and had some good players on show . williams had an off game but in his defense the kid is exactly that, a young lad with not many games under his belt learning systems and about more senior players. We do it so regular, a lad has a good run and he is lauded as the best thing ever depay, haarland etc etc?

21 Feb 2020 10:05:18
Martial gets his fair share of stick and it's deserved at times, but when you look at the absolute dross around him last night you'd have to feel a bit sorry for him . Any forward would struggle in a team like that.

21 Feb 2020 10:16:25
That was like a park game. wildly kicking the ball, usually to an opponent, no ideas, no structure. The worst performance I've ever seen from a United team. You can blame the players to an extent, but the manager is responsible for the system we play. Love Ole, as most of us do, but I still think we should grab Poch while we can. The football Spurs played was great to watch and if Levi had let him spend some money i'm sure he would have grab a trophy or two. Sorry Ole but you are out of your depth.

21 Feb 2020 13:09:21
I thought it was a strange formation. I understand the need to keep it tight away from home in Europe, but it was really restrictive when we won the ball. Wing backs very deep, 3 attack minded CMs all on the safe side of their markers. No obvious dynamism to turn mindless CB possession into something like an attack.

I partly blame the coaches for setting up this way, but I think of greater issue is the squad balance.

Also on Brandon Williams, it wasn't his best game but he wasn't bad. He kept the ball too long at times, however with Mata, Pereira and Lingard on the pitch, you would think there would be multiple options every time he gets the ball.

21 Feb 2020 17:53:09
Good squad players with one or two having the potential to become first teamers (Lindelof, Dalot) . I expect Lingard to leave in the summer, which I think will give Andreas Pereira a stay of execution. As we don't have the depth in the middle to lose both of them.

Lindelof was a contender for player of the year last year and many said he should have beaten Shaw to the award. So there is a player in there somewhere, he has his weaknesses as all players do. Yet, with the right coaching and in the right set up I think he has enough quality to be first choice.

Dalot has quality, but he is young and inconsistent. He has also struggled with injuries and as such has struggled to be on the pitch often enough to kick on. He is one of the quickest players in our squad (which when you consider we have players like Rashford and James in our squad highlights he is rapid) . While he is also the best crosser of the ball we have. That's two traits that could make him a good option for the right hand side. He just needs to be able to get on the pitch to play, grow and develop himself.





 

 

 
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