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« Reply #48765 on: September 01, 2021, 01:52:06 PM »
Hmmm. I can understand the optimism around the new signings, but that's stretching things a bit.  And you still have Ole at the wheel.

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« Reply #48766 on: September 01, 2021, 05:17:04 PM »
The squad is really excellent apart from that one glaring weakness and that weakness is going to cost us a lot of games because it's such an important position.

We've 2 very good GKs. I think our back four is as stronger or stronger than anyone bar maybe City. Our attacking options are fantastic really, among the best in Europe.

The real problem now is trying to get the best players on the pitch together. Fred, McTominey and Matic, none are good enough to do that job alone so you have to waste a position playing two of them in any game of note. Even at the weekend against a mid table team we played only one and were exposed time and time again.
 
That leaves only 4 spots for Bruno, Ronaldo, Pogba, Greenwood, Sancho, Rashford, Cavani and Martial.

7/8 players of real game changing brilliance and we can only play 4 realistically in each game unless we went pure crazy and played 3 at the back with Greenwood and Sancho as wing backs but that wouldn't work.


One thing is for sure, we're going to have incredible options off the bench if only 4 of those can start.

Our strongest eleven right now is probably...

--------------DeGea
AWB - Varane - Maguire - Shaw
-----McTominey - VanDeBeek*
Sancho -----Bruno--------Pogba
-------------Ronaldo


Greenwood, Rashford and Cavani really all interchangeable in that front 4.

*Ok Donny's not going to play there and it'll be Fred but this is my team...

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« Reply #48767 on: September 01, 2021, 05:48:22 PM »
That midfield is terrible
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« Reply #48768 on: September 01, 2021, 06:06:55 PM »
It is but any midfield you put down there is going to be terrible. That's the consequence of having terrible midfielders.

I do like Scott, he's a decent player and could still develop into a good one. Matic was brilliant but is past it now. VDB is more of a between the lines attacking player rather than a holding player but if he is to see any time on the pitch at united he's going to have to reinvent himself into a deeper player with more positional discipline. I feel he can do that very well if he wants to. 

Pogba cant play as a two and Fred is a donk so I think that's the best options we have

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« Reply #48769 on: September 01, 2021, 10:46:40 PM »
Ronaldo tho. Misses a pen and still comes up with the goods. Pissed me off tonight but hopefully he'll be doing that to all the PL teams we face.

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« Reply #48770 on: September 02, 2021, 02:10:41 PM »
United have no assembled a fantastic squad apart from the obvious issue in midfield. United still playing catch up and it will stop us challenging for the title on paper. Whether Ole is upto to it is another issue which we should find out this season. Next summer Pogba & Cavani will leave the club for free so the never ending playing catch up will likely continue.

I'm not a huge fan of Rice but apparently Ole is so United should have tested West Ham's resolve with a cash plus Lingard offer. Rice would have created a huge fuss over it. Fred has been awful since January, his level of performance had upped when Ole came in but his from gas really dipped the last 9 months. McTominay will probably get the chance to make the position his own but he doesn't suit the role. Lots of decisions to make in big matches as he's very rarely gone with Pogba & Fernandes in a middle 3 in those matches.

Even still this is easily the most talented group of players United have had since 2009, the team that won the league in 2011 & 2013 aren't a patch on this lot talent wise; There's plenty to be excited and positive about.

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« Reply #48771 on: September 02, 2021, 03:44:45 PM »
United have no assembled a fantastic squad apart from the obvious issue in midfield. United still playing catch up and it will stop us challenging for the title on paper. Whether Ole is upto to it is another issue which we should find out this season. Next summer Pogba & Cavani will leave the club for free so the never ending playing catch up will likely continue.

I'm not a huge fan of Rice but apparently Ole is so United should have tested West Ham's resolve with a cash plus Lingard offer. Rice would have created a huge fuss over it. Fred has been awful since January, his level of performance had upped when Ole came in but his from gas really dipped the last 9 months. McTominay will probably get the chance to make the position his own but he doesn't suit the role. Lots of decisions to make in big matches as he's very rarely gone with Pogba & Fernandes in a middle 3 in those matches.

Even still this is easily the most talented group of players United have had since 2009, the team that won the league in 2011 & 2013 aren't a patch on this lot talent wise; There's plenty to be excited and positive about.

All correct. The 2011 and maybe less so the 2013 panels are less strong than this, maybe better players in their prime but definitely coming to the end of their careers for a lot of them. The big difference was the greatest manager of all time at the helm.

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« Reply #48772 on: September 02, 2021, 09:14:05 PM »
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« Reply #48773 on: September 11, 2021, 10:04:27 AM »
Viva..

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« Reply #48774 on: September 11, 2021, 10:26:05 AM »
Viva..

I hope the hype calms down, I listen to radio 5live and my god they are hyping this game up like fook! No need, Utd have signed an ex player who has done well for himself elsewhere. Move on, missing out on a decent midfielder would be the biggest mistake this season
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« Reply #48775 on: September 11, 2021, 10:37:38 AM »
If you truly believe that Miiltown and it's hard to tell with your posts  :) I feel sorry for you... Where's your soul, today is a harmless bit of theatre... Enjoy it FFS....

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« Reply #48776 on: September 11, 2021, 10:43:04 AM »
If you truly believe that Miiltown and it's hard to tell with your posts  :) I feel sorry for you... Where's your soul, today is a harmless bit of theatre... Enjoy it FFS....

I'd enjoy a win, its a bit like when Eric came back after suspension, the occasion was hyped and yes Eric delivered on the day but I'd prefer a win tbh..

Is there no station able to show it today? .
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« Reply #48777 on: September 11, 2021, 11:55:46 AM »
Premier Sports in the South or a dodgy box near u  ;)

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« Reply #48778 on: September 11, 2021, 04:55:06 PM »
Decent return for Ronaldo, a comfortable win and 2 goals. Bruno made sure he wasn't to be overshadowed by his Portuguese team mate by scoring the goal of the game.

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« Reply #48779 on: September 12, 2021, 07:34:54 AM »
If you truly believe that Miiltown and it's hard to tell with your posts  :) I feel sorry for you... Where's your soul, today is a harmless bit of theatre... Enjoy it FFS....

I'd enjoy a win, its a bit like when Eric came back after suspension, the occasion was hyped and yes Eric delivered on the day but I'd prefer a win tbh..

Is there no station able to show it today? .

If he has the impact that Eric did after returning from his suspension, he will be worth the hype!
Hasta la victoria siempre