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« Reply #44760 on: November 07, 2018, 10:25:59 PM »
Josť will get in trouble for his antics at  the end
I think Jose is a dick, but I see nothing wrong with what he done. If fans are going to give it they have to be able
to take a bit back. With in reason of course, which I think Jose's reaction was. The Juve players reacting to him was a joke. Take your batin FFS.

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« Reply #44761 on: November 07, 2018, 10:48:08 PM »
In a week that United beat one of the best in their own back yard, the Scousers get humiliated by a team that hasn't won a CL game for 26 years.....the Champions League natural order has been restored....temporarily at least!  ;D

Bizarre statement... and I donít even support Liverpool!

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« Reply #44762 on: November 07, 2018, 10:50:38 PM »
Josť will get in trouble for his antics at  the end
I think Jose is a dick, but I see nothing wrong with what he done. If fans are going to give it they have to be able
to take a bit back. With in reason of course, which I think Jose's reaction was. The Juve players reacting to him was a joke. Take your batin FFS.
I'd agree, as far as antics go with Jose, that hand cupping the ear with a wry smile was actually humorous and the Juve players went into Italian overdrive as if Jose had spat on a player's Lamborghini.

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« Reply #44763 on: November 07, 2018, 10:52:49 PM »
Fantastic result tonight. Shouldve been 3. Martial is top class and needs to be let at it. Fellaini caused havoc. He may be limited but a great guy to call for when you need to cause chaos. Sanchez put in a shift if not frustrating for him with lack of movement and early ball. Juve had their chances but they didnt kill the game. Mata free kick was superb. Fair play Jose your subs made the diff. Now on to city on sunday. 

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« Reply #44764 on: November 08, 2018, 09:01:18 AM »
I know Juventus should have been farther ahead before Mata scored but United weren't bad last night. There was a method and a purpose to their play and they tried to be constructive when they had the ball. A lot of it came through Martial who is showing what I've always known he was capable of....he's really driving the team on now. Sanchez worked his tail off but he's a yard off where he used to be. Still, his movement alone is an improvement though it's now patently obvious Rashford needs a run at 9. I underestimated just how much Lukaku was holding this team back. He needs to be sold in January in case Jose gets tempted to revert to him. Pogba was a bit sleepy and silly in the first half but had some nice moments in the second half at times....frustrating player but I believe he is part of the solution. Smalling and Lindelof did well at the back and Shaw and Young got through a power of work. If I'm being picky Shaw and a couple of others were a little slow at closing down shooting opportunities (albeit from very long distance) at times which nearly cost United.

I've always maintained the players are good enough to be at least competitive at all levels. All it takes is for Mourinho to rein in his ego, actually coach the players he has and let them play. Trust them. That goes against his nature and the history of his entire career so I'm not hopeful.....and of course he couldn't just enjoy the win without kidnapping the headlines. I have to for once say that tactically United looked set up properly, the right personnel on the pitch (pretty much) and the right substitutions. The players attitude in the last month especially has been excellent too.

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« Reply #44765 on: November 08, 2018, 09:44:38 AM »
I know Juventus should have been farther ahead before Mata scored but United weren't bad last night. There was a method and a purpose to their play and they tried to be constructive when they had the ball. A lot of it came through Martial who is showing what I've always known he was capable of....he's really driving the team on now. Sanchez worked his tail off but he's a yard off where he used to be. Still, his movement alone is an improvement though it's now patently obvious Rashford needs a run at 9. I underestimated just how much Lukaku was holding this team back. He needs to be sold in January in case Jose gets tempted to revert to him. Pogba was a bit sleepy and silly in the first half but had some nice moments in the second half at times....frustrating player but I believe he is part of the solution. Smalling and Lindelof did well at the back and Shaw and Young got through a power of work. If I'm being picky Shaw and a couple of others were a little slow at closing down shooting opportunities (albeit from very long distance) at times which nearly cost United.

I've always maintained the players are good enough to be at least competitive at all levels. All it takes is for Mourinho to rein in his ego, actually coach the players he has and let them play. Trust them. That goes against his nature and the history of his entire career so I'm not hopeful.....and of course he couldn't just enjoy the win without kidnapping the headlines. I have to for once say that tactically United looked set up properly, the right personnel on the pitch (pretty much) and the right substitutions. The players attitude in the last month especially has been excellent too.

Juve are a brilliantly well drilled team, their the most organised team defensively in Europe. Its nearly impossible to catch them on the break, their so quick at getting players back and closing the opposition team down so for United to come back and win that game in the final few minutes is a sensational result.

Pogba is the only disappointment, he was woeful and brainless for much of the game; Don't know whether the occasion got to him but that performance wasn't good enough. Martial especially in the last 15 minutes was outstanding, thought his work rate was spot on and finally seeing the best of him.

Mourinho has shown last night and against Chelsea he's still has it tactically and capable of making the correct subs that can turn games. Agree on Rashford he needs to start, his extra pace will help this team but would like to see Sanchez play on the right. Lukaku is a worry, he's miles of where he was last season.

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« Reply #44766 on: November 08, 2018, 11:11:31 AM »
Fantastic result tonight. Shouldve been 3. Martial is top class and needs to be let at it. Fellaini caused havoc. He may be limited but a great guy to call for when you need to cause chaos. Sanchez put in a shift if not frustrating for him with lack of movement and early ball. Juve had their chances but they didnt kill the game. Mata free kick was superb. Fair play Jose your subs made the diff. Now on to city on sunday.

Did Moyes sign those two stars for Jose?

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« Reply #44767 on: November 08, 2018, 01:21:51 PM »
Been missing the usual suspects lately, I suppose they will be about after the City game
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« Reply #44768 on: November 08, 2018, 03:35:39 PM »
Been missing the usual suspects lately, I suppose they will be about after the City game

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« Reply #44769 on: November 08, 2018, 10:51:39 PM »
Been missing the usual suspects lately, I suppose they will be about after the City game

We are all looking forward to that one, should be a good laugh

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« Reply #44770 on: November 08, 2018, 11:01:28 PM »
Been missing the usual suspects lately, I suppose they will be about after the City game

We are all looking forward to that one, should be a good laugh


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« Reply #44771 on: November 08, 2018, 11:03:14 PM »
 eh? :o

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« Reply #44772 on: November 09, 2018, 10:06:17 AM »

United have definitely found a bit of a groove in the last few weeks and I think the 2 most significant factors are Jose settling on a centre back pairing and Lukaku getting injured.

There's no perfect centre forward solution but all of the other centre forward solutions give the team more mobility in that area than the Belgian. Lukaku is essntially a traditional number 9 / target man who cannot take heading chances and struggles to hold the ball up - his deficiencies are a major achilles for the team. Smalling and Lindelof are not the perfect answer but they're gelling at least and with a properly dominant partner the Swede might actually continue to progress. Smalling remains a liability.


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« Reply #44773 on: November 09, 2018, 10:18:22 AM »

United have definitely found a bit of a groove in the last few weeks and I think the 2 most significant factors are Jose settling on a centre back pairing and Lukaku getting injured.

There's no perfect centre forward solution but all of the other centre forward solutions give the team more mobility in that area than the Belgian. Lukaku is essntially a traditional number 9 / target man who cannot take heading chances and struggles to hold the ball up - his deficiencies are a major achilles for the team. Smalling and Lindelof are not the perfect answer but they're gelling at least and with a properly dominant partner the Swede might actually continue to progress. Smalling remains a liability.

Liked the comment on the previous page, they need to sell Lukaku in January for risk of him getting picked and settling in the team again, the lad is atrocious

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« Reply #44774 on: November 09, 2018, 12:12:53 PM »
Replacing Smalling is the first priority, his lack of ability on the ball causes United so many problems. He's incapable of heading the ball to a team mate either, the amount of times he gives the ball away is unforgivable; I think Lindelof gave the ball away once needlessly the other night and that was because Smalling passed him the ball when he shouldn't off.

Lukaku was good last season and there were signs his work rate had improved as the season went on but this year he's been shocking as has his work rate. He looks overweight too, just hope he's not brought back into the starting 11 when fit. Just heard on the radio now he's back in training.

I don't think centre forward is a prority though with Rashford & Sanchez capable of playing up front alone. A centre half and right winger are we're short and we still lack a centre mid who's a superb passer of the ball. Angel Gomes is 18 now although he's still very small, would like to think he'll be in the first team squad next season.