Manchester United 18/19: finishing second best

Discussion in 'football' started by chilango, May 26, 2018.

  1. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Starry Wisdom

    Turned out nice again :cool:
     
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  2. Favelado

    Favelado Half to the Tower, please.

    Give Ole the job now. Please. Before the bad run of results comes.
     
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  3. Wilf

    Wilf Dances like a Christian

    >>>>> Barca :hmm:

    Theresa May now has more chance of getting her deal through than we have making the semi finals.
     
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  4. chilango

    chilango Neither Westminster nor Brussels....

    At least some of us will be getting out of Europe.
     
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  5. Wilf

    Wilf Dances like a Christian

    :D
     
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  6. mx wcfc

    mx wcfc Well-Known Member

    Thinking of signing up to Sky telly, just to watch Messi tear your defence to shreds. May just go to the pub though. Sorry.
     
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  7. Wilf

    Wilf Dances like a Christian

    Not going to happen - Phil Jones is fit again. ;)
     
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  8. The39thStep

    The39thStep Well-Known Member

    Its on BT Sports
     
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  9. editor

    editor Forked with electrons

    This is a dreadful performance against Wolves.
     
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  10. editor

    editor Forked with electrons

    And they're deservedly one down
     
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  11. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    Good good :)
     
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  12. chilango

    chilango Neither Westminster nor Brussels....

    Wolves were tidy. We looked we were wading through mud. Fair result on the night.
     
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  13. The39thStep

    The39thStep Well-Known Member

    Thats the way the world ends not with a bang but with a whimper
     
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  14. gawkrodger

    gawkrodger Well-Known Member

    I live close to Molineux. The noise from that direction is impressive
     
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  15. tommers

    tommers Your disco needs you

  16. hipipol

    hipipol Peckham Wry

    Well done OGS
    He'll be doomed now they've actually given him the job mind.......;)
     
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  17. The39thStep

    The39thStep Well-Known Member

    Solskjar will always live under the shadow of Egil Olsen, Norways greatest manager.
     
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  18. Favelado

    Favelado Half to the Tower, please.

    It's happened! I think this is good news in the long run for fans of other clubs.
     
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  19. Joe Reilly

    Joe Reilly Well-Known Member

    Is it a coincidence that as soon as his agent shuffles his hippo arse to check his back account Pogba's form goes off a cliff? And when it does the teams composure suffers. Ole might have confidence in Pogba as 'a player and a person' but I remain to be convinced. De Gea too, also in negotiating territory looked distracted against Wolves. And although Fred got the blame for the first goal the exact same combination also cost (or almost) a goal (was it against Bournemouth away?) previously. De Gea to Fred on edge of the box, poor control, robbed effortlessly etc.

    And for all the plaudits directed at the keeper, he rarely if ever takes pressure of his defenders. Rarely comes to claim a ball and even leave his six yard box. Smalling can have good games but always looks at full stretch/on edge possibly for that reason. Jones too, but even more frenetically.

    So combine these characteristics with the De Gea weaknesses and for that reason Utd do need a commanding centre half/leader whatever the contrary sounds the coming out of OT suggest. Again Lingard choose last night reminds us he is a squad player pure and simple. On the other hand Dalot looked useful going forward, although at 19 still getting used to the Prem, his defence is still questionable. While the McTominay display, coupled with the outing against PSG, and future as a standard bearer (future captain even) in centre mid-field looks assured. If Herrera does go (which would be a shame) Utd are also then short in midfield. So right back, centre half, centre midfield, and right wing are the stand out gaps that need filling for a title challenging squad, assuming the situation with Pogba De Gea and to a lesser extent Lukaku can be resolved in a tranquil way.

    Sanchez, Darmian and Rojo need to be shown the door to enhance greater squad cohesion - if that is - they can persuade them to depart and persuade someone else to take them on.
     
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  20. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Starry Wisdom

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  21. The39thStep

    The39thStep Well-Known Member

    Dalot looked very promising at Porto going foward , very fast, good control and crossing but you are right in that its his defensive skills and awareness that need improving and coaching.
     
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  22. chilango

    chilango Neither Westminster nor Brussels....

    I'm happy with Dalot so far.

    I like the noises coming out of Old Trafford about buying young, hungry players rather than big names.

    Much as I like Pogba, and I do, I wouldn't be too upset if he left and we invested the money in rebuilding an up and coming core.

    This squad has proven over the last half a decade that it isn't, quite, good enough. So there's few established players I'd shed a tear over leaving. Even DDG. Mata? Herrera? Lukaku? Yeah, any and all can go if they want.

    Build the new team around Rashford, Sancho, Greenwood, Mctominay etc.

    Sure that lacks experience, but experience should be a positive - leadership, game savvy etc. We're not getting that from our experienced players right.

    If OGS has got one thing, it's the "ethos" we want. Build around that and have patience.
     
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  23. Riklet

    Riklet procrastinación

    Gonna be interesting tomorrow! My instinct is United will get hammered, but then again, it is United. So who knows!
     
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  24. copliker

    copliker ...

    Barcelona's CL away record isn't actually very good so a narrow win at best. They can be got at though. Cue 4-0 var assisted drubbing. Home is a different story however.

    I am not a 'fan' of either side.
     
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  25. steveo87

    steveo87 Procrastinating for....a while

    Should be a right laugh this...
     
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  26. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    I just hope the sport of football is the winner tonight
     
  27. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Did I just see Young doing poppers in the tunnel?
     
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  28. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

     
  29. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Im not the only one who saw this


     
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  30. steveo87

    steveo87 Procrastinating for....a while

    It wasn't, it was like pulling teeth.
     
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