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« Reply #43290 on: February 25, 2018, 04:56:02 PM »
Decent performance and brilliant result. Takes a bit of the top 4 pressure off and should boost the team's confidence. Lukaku was immense.

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« Reply #43291 on: February 25, 2018, 05:56:57 PM »
I find it incredible that Jose is singled out for spending big when Pep has assembled the worth of two or three extremely expensive world class forward lines across town. Football at the top level is about spending big, that is the cost of admission to the big boy club.

Yeah strange that the media are picking on the manager who is the guts of 20 points off the pace and not the manager that is playing
exciting football and running away with the league.  ::)

One inherited a team that had already won two titles recently with many key members still at or near their playing peaks. What Jose found, when he arrived at United, was a mess due to late era Fergie batshit planning and two poor managers. Not even close to like-for-like.

How many members of the City 13-14 squad are still involved - Silva and Fernandino?? Kompany has been a bit part player this season.
Pep has rebuilt the squad. Yes he's spent a lot but unlike Mourinho's scatter gun approach to transfers he's identified what he needed
and bought accordingly. Think most United fans realise at this stage that Jose is a self serving chancer. If he's still there past this summer I'd be amazed.

Still key members by the looks of it

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« Reply #43292 on: February 25, 2018, 06:53:11 PM »
Decent performance and brilliant result. Takes a bit of the top 4 pressure off and should boost the team's confidence. Lukaku was immense.


Happy for Lukaku. I've a feeling Ibrahimovic's imminent return hit Lukaku's confidence but he looks to be rolling now. He just needs to cut loose and let his athleticism and power do the damage it always threatens to. Like a lot of the team he appears shackled at times but today was a lot better. Sanchez good today too. And Lingard's goal record in big games is unreal. I remember people questioning LVG's sanity when he put him in the team....at least he got that one right.

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« Reply #43293 on: February 25, 2018, 07:30:37 PM »
Decent Sunday’s entertainment  a bit like a normal Sunday at the club where the reserves are the first match on before the Seniors appear and you see some proper football! 😀😀

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« Reply #43294 on: February 25, 2018, 07:45:28 PM »
Decent Sunday’s entertainment  a bit like a normal Sunday at the club where the reserves are the first match on before the Seniors appear and you see some proper football! 😀😀

 ;D ;D youre naw bad at this chap. Few boys round here could take note of your work  ;)

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« Reply #43295 on: February 25, 2018, 09:11:59 PM »
Decent Sunday’s entertainment  a bit like a normal Sunday at the club where the reserves are the first match on before the Seniors appear and you see some proper football! 😀😀

 ;D ;D youre naw bad at this chap. Few boys round here could take note of your work  ;)

Nearly as bad as watching Derry I’d assume
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« Reply #43296 on: February 26, 2018, 07:43:57 AM »
Sevilla hammered 5-2 at home yesterday by Atletico. Got 2 goals in the last 5 minutes but we already 5-0 down.

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« Reply #43297 on: February 26, 2018, 10:03:13 AM »
Quiet in here, United must have won.

A great result especially considering United were behind, our record after going behind is poor especially against good opposition.

A poor 1st half but better in the 2nd half, Martial woeful but better from Lukaku, his goalscoring record in big games doesn't worry me its his performances.


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« Reply #43298 on: February 26, 2018, 10:22:52 AM »
Quiet in here, United must have won.

A great result especially considering United were behind, our record after going behind is poor especially against good opposition.

A poor 1st half but better in the 2nd half, Martial woeful but better from Lukaku, his goalscoring record in big games doesn't worry me its his performances.

A big improvement from Matic yesterday as well.

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« Reply #43299 on: February 26, 2018, 10:30:13 AM »
Quiet in here, United must have won.

A great result especially considering United were behind, our record after going behind is poor especially against good opposition.

A poor 1st half but better in the 2nd half, Martial woeful but better from Lukaku, his goalscoring record in big games doesn't worry me its his performances.

A big improvement from Matic yesterday as well.

His note from Jose after the second goal must have been, "slow the play, go down with an injury, start a bit of pushing about" carried it out well i thought
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« Reply #43300 on: February 26, 2018, 10:40:51 AM »
Lets hope it wasn't just Matic lifting his game against his former employers.

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« Reply #43301 on: February 26, 2018, 02:23:04 PM »
Good win for United yesterday and an important win to keep a gap from the dreaded 5th place in the table. To come back from a goal against a good team like Chelsea is not easy done which was helped in no small part by Lukaku who had a long overdue good game against a top 5 side. One side note DeGea wasn't at his best yesterday could have done better on the goal and fumbled a few shots, very unusual from him.

 

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« Reply #43302 on: February 26, 2018, 02:26:59 PM »
Good win for United yesterday and an important win to keep a gap from the dreaded 5th place in the table. To come back from a goal against a good team like Chelsea is not easy done which was helped in no small part by Lukaku who had a long overdue good game against a top 5 side. One side note DeGea wasn't at his best yesterday could have done better on the goal and fumbled a few shots, very unusual from him.

On the goal that Chelsea got, it flew past him like a rocket to be fair, yes some sort of strong body connection would have deflected it but it was past him before he tried
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« Reply #43303 on: February 26, 2018, 02:37:59 PM »
Good win for United yesterday and an important win to keep a gap from the dreaded 5th place in the table. To come back from a goal against a good team like Chelsea is not easy done which was helped in no small part by Lukaku who had a long overdue good game against a top 5 side. One side note DeGea wasn't at his best yesterday could have done better on the goal and fumbled a few shots, very unusual from him.

On the goal that Chelsea got, it flew past him like a rocket to be fair, yes some sort of strong body connection would have deflected it but it was past him before he tried

Yes, I think people are being harsh on him. He's got cat-like reflexes, but no one could have reacted in time to stop that. Positioning-wise, he was moving back across from the centre and had to set himself quickly as Willian came onto the ball. I think people are expecting miracles every time.

From a Liverpool perspective, it does show United can be got at on the fast break, assuming Mourinho allows them to come out and play at home.  :P
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« Reply #43304 on: February 26, 2018, 04:29:57 PM »
Good win for United yesterday and an important win to keep a gap from the dreaded 5th place in the table. To come back from a goal against a good team like Chelsea is not easy done which was helped in no small part by Lukaku who had a long overdue good game against a top 5 side. One side note DeGea wasn't at his best yesterday could have done better on the goal and fumbled a few shots, very unusual from him.

On the goal that Chelsea got, it flew past him like a rocket to be fair, yes some sort of strong body connection would have deflected it but it was past him before he tried

Yes, I think people are being harsh on him. He's got cat-like reflexes, but no one could have reacted in time to stop that. Positioning-wise, he was moving back across from the centre and had to set himself quickly as Willian came onto the ball. I think people are expecting miracles every time.

From a Liverpool perspective, it does show United can be got at on the fast break, assuming Mourinho allows them to come out and play at home.  :P

If you watched the first half of the game, the tactics havent changed much home or away, JM had them set up to hit on the break, soak up the pressure and then counter attack. So I cant see deviating from this for Liverpool especially now because it worked for him. To have the likes of Lingard to spring from the bench and his ability to change games is a big plus.