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Old 18 October 2016, 08:08 AM
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if we can use that result as a platform to get stronger then I'd don't mind the way we had to play, LFC have been real good going forward this year, no one thought we'd go there and get anything - even you TJT
granted the style of play is typical JM and why a lot of us didn't want him near the club, but hey ho the money men got their man, and were lumbered with him, if he can get us back challenging and winning, then sometimes you need to grind out $hite like that to survive and grow

Zlatan scores the header and were all happy bunnies this morning
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Old 18 October 2016, 08:16 AM
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Originally Posted by The Joshua Tree View Post
It's not a Manchester United way of playing, it never has been.
I agree, but those styles of play went when Fergie retired, so we better get used to it.

Was a boring game though, some strike from Coutinho, DeGea did well to keep it out
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Old 18 October 2016, 08:29 AM
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I love mourinho and was gutted when he left Chelsea, i thought for a slight second there was a chance at united to really turn his image around and play a different style of play if he was given the money, he was given the money, he brought some really positive signings, great signings in fact regardless of cost, but it seems hes doing the same thing he did at Madrid which inevitably got him the sack, hes playing a style that is going to **** EVERYONE off and eventually will bite him again.
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Old 18 October 2016, 10:28 AM
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Completely forgot to watch match till it was 15 mins in the game, so ended up just watching highlights, glad i did lol

Although De gea played well. Got to admit prefer a more exciting game though.
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Old 18 October 2016, 11:53 AM
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Originally Posted by elgassi View Post
no one thought we'd go there and get anything - even you TJT
I didn't say that, i said on all known form this season you couldn't give United a realistic chance of winning the game.

I thought Liverpool would win as a prediction, i just didn't think we had any chance of winning the game.

While i'm here, when does Pogba arrive in the country, were missing him at the min.
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Yeah because Fergie never played for a draw or ground out a result and won every game 9-0. Some of the comments I've read today on social media from Utd fans are highly amusing. I use the term "Utd fans" loosely because 99% of them are armchair fans.
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Old 18 October 2016, 01:47 PM
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I'll take a draw away to LFC today as they're a better team than us at the moment, however with the riches being afforded to JM, he'd better start to get a winning side and lift a few trophies or he'll be offski and we'll be left to pick up the pieces and re build United again
We're already on manager No.3 since 2013, and that's no good
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Old 18 October 2016, 08:10 PM
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Next game is Thursday, what channel is that on?
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Old 19 October 2016, 04:26 PM
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Originally Posted by jaygsi View Post
Next game is Thursday, what channel is that on?
The same channel as Tuesday and Wednesdays football

BT Sport
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Old 19 October 2016, 11:25 PM
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BT sport 1, as thats only one i get?
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Old 20 October 2016, 04:57 PM
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The united game is free to air tonight on whatever BT channel they're showing it on.

So Jose will bore you sh1tless for free
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Old 21 October 2016, 07:45 AM
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Well, better performance last night.
Next one - Chelsea, come on Jose, and kick their ***
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Old 21 October 2016, 09:08 AM
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Carrick was the difference, but will he play again vs Chelsea? Consistent team selection will be the key, as the midfield is so inconsistent. Prior to the goal we looked lumpen - but, all's well that ends well.
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Old 23 October 2016, 05:39 PM
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Getting a football lesson just now at Stamford Bridge.

I'm sure you can hear the laughing from Turin.

Ninety odd million for Pogba, the guy is average at best.
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Old 23 October 2016, 06:06 PM
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Just finished watching the match and as a Chelsea fan obviously I'm delighted but can't help but think it was Our best against Man Utd's worst performance of the season, not playing in any eauropean football at all may be a factor for Chelsea this season.
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Old 24 October 2016, 09:08 AM
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It's a 'disaster darling' lol
well just as we thought it couldn't get any worse

we need to clear out a lot of the high earning hangers on's
Jones, Depay, Fellani, Bastian, Rojo, Martial, Lingard - all useless IMO

then we need to replace Carrick, Rooney, Zlatan, Mata with younger blood ASAP

were like OAP's, no movement, no desire, we huff and puff, but we're getting blown away
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pogba 89 mill
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Old 24 October 2016, 09:32 AM
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Don't think its all to do with age, to be fair i thought united played alot better in second half, think needed 2 strikers up front, i would have played Rashford up front with martial and lingard surporting on the sides, Pogba in centre, with Carrick and Herrera behind. And Fosu-mensah left back, blint was too slow, Rashford spent half his time as a left back covering for him.

Valenca was Uniteds man of the match by far, he put in loads of effort and was the only one that managed top get some good ***** in the box.
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Old 24 October 2016, 10:42 AM
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^ I agree with Valencia, he's being playing real well
Zlatan looked better coming out of the box to try and get things going, we're missing the speed, directness going forward and killer instinct in front of goal (as well as a strong centre half pairing)
Pogba will come good, he's our Vieira, Yaya, Keeno of the future
Lets hope JM can really do something positive now, he must be hurting after that humiliation
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Old 24 October 2016, 12:01 PM
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Have to disagree with a some of the comments above.

Said it before and will say it again, Smalling is a liability, looked totally out of his depth for two of the goals, looking more like a Maidstone United player than a Man Utd player.

Carrick should be starting, every time he plays he dominates for Utd.

Martial is being played out of position so I wouldn't knock him he's doing the best he can out of position.

Valencia has been good this season but ultimately that position will be filled by Fosu Mensah eventually who is a natural Right back, not a left back. Shaw should have started yesterday at LB.

I'm still not convinced by Ibra, it's all about him not the team, although all reports tend to say he is a massive influence around the club.

Pogba needs to man up and dig deep, looks like he was sulking for half the game.

The only players in my opinion that have deserved to wear the shirt this Season have been Mata, Carrick, Herrera, Rashford and De Gea.

Felt for de Gea yesterday with that shambles of a defence.

City will destroy us in the EFL cup.
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Old 24 October 2016, 12:07 PM
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why he persists with fellaini is beyond me. we looked decent in places yesterday but the defence had a very **** day...
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Bad day at the office.

I think it may have been a different result had David Luiz been shown a red card.

I think we'll put in a different performance in the EFL against City, the team surely will want to put things right after getting thumped 4 - 0

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Bad day at the office.

I think it may have been a different result had David Luiz been shown a red card.

I think we'll put in a different performance in the EFL against City, the team surely will want to put things right after getting thumped 4 - 0
You'd think so wouldn't you, but are they a "team" or just a group of individual prima donnas.

I fear it's the latter and we have no leaders in that team
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Now you mention, I reckon its true there are no leaders.
Who is capable of that role though, there are no Keane's.
Best shot is Carrick/Rooney, and they're not getting the games
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Now you mention, I reckon its true there are no leaders.
Who is capable of that role though, there are no Keane's.
Best shot is Carrick/Rooney, and they're not getting the games
Rooney is understandable it's there for all to see but Carrick I just don't get.

And whats the deal with Micki
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I think Smalling is a good defender, he's not long got back into the squad and has been playing with different partners, compare him to Gary Cahill who looked awfull last season, made loads of mistakes and Smalling was good last season, he's worth keeping.

I think its pointless putting rashford on right wing, blint as left back. Valencia was always good at right wing not world class but good, but now he's playing as right back, it still feels like he's playing at right wing and right back aswell, puts in loads of effort. I think the players are there minus Fellaini. And once the right system gets put in place, they will be on a roll.
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Ive said it so many times but blind is our biggest liability. He is just so slow it leaves us open and whoever is playing ahead of him has to hang back and cover. When he gets forward the opposition have no fear that he will break forward or be able to deliver a killer ball.

We never seem to want to take any chances going forward - any sniff of a counter attack is killed by a sideways or backwards layoff. Its been the same ever since Fergie stepped down. We also are lazy in closing down players to force mistakes which lead to chances. How often have you seen one player chase the ball down only for the rest to stand still and just watch? We need a skipper who demands the best and I just dont see anyone who has that personality.
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So whats the predictions for tonight.
I think city 1 - 0 at half time, with united 2 - 1 winners
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So whats the predictions for tonight.
I think city 1 - 0 at half time, with united 2 - 1 winners
Depends on the side he picks - most sides seem to know their cup side/league side. We don't. My guess, 0-0, winner on pens. I can't see Jose being expansive after the 4-0 spanking at Chelsea. His main aim will be not to ship goals. But to be honest, I have no faith in any prediction as we have no pattern of play that I can detect.
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Originally Posted by sprigeteer View Post
Depends on the side he picks - most sides seem to know their cup side/league side. We don't. My guess, 0-0, winner on pens. I can't see Jose being expansive after the 4-0 spanking at Chelsea. His main aim will be not to ship goals. But to be honest, I have no faith in any prediction as we have no pattern of play that I can detect.
Bang on the money

City aren't exactly on fire but I think we'll get pumped again
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