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Geoff Tipps

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Re: Man Utd Thread:
« Reply #41235 on: April 21, 2017, 01:01:57 PM »
Celta away, away first has helped them recently, still a tough draw but mucg better playing at home  in the second leg, as proved last night

Yes very tough draw. What are they 10th in La Liga, just 30 odd points off the top??

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« Reply #41236 on: April 21, 2017, 01:08:50 PM »
 Best draw they could of got for sure. Centre back is becoming a worry injury wise but Bailey is a class act and should become as good as Vidic.

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« Reply #41237 on: April 21, 2017, 01:39:44 PM »
Celta away, away first has helped them recently, still a tough draw but mucg better playing at home  in the second leg, as proved last night

Yes very tough draw. What are they 10th in La Liga, just 30 odd points off the top??

You've seen Utd's form lately? They aint setting the world alight, a decent win over Chelsea does not mask a poor season, add in the injuries and you have the making of a tougher match than say 5/6 years ago against same type teams...
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« Reply #41239 on: April 21, 2017, 02:44:17 PM »
Jesus that's rough. RIP.

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« Reply #41240 on: April 21, 2017, 03:50:09 PM »
injuries becoming a huge concern now although a bad result in the derby next Thursday and he'll give up on the league.

Over the 2 legs United were comfortably a 3 or 4 goals the better side, missed chances the story of our season. If Zlatan has done something serious to his knee then I'd imagine we've seen the last of him in a United shirt.  Rojo is a huge loss given his form, Blind was poor last night when he came on but in fairness he's not played centre half so he's bound to be rusty. I'd like to see Fosuh-Mensah given a chance at centre half.


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« Reply #41241 on: April 21, 2017, 03:58:13 PM »
Celta away, away first has helped them recently, still a tough draw but mucg better playing at home  in the second leg, as proved last night

Yes very tough draw. What are they 10th in La Liga, just 30 odd points off the top??
I don't think league position matters much for Europa league competition. Sevilla won it last year eventhough they finished 7th place in the La Liga and I think Athletic Bilbao were average in the La Liga the year they knocked Manchester United out of Europe.


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Re: Man Utd Thread:
« Reply #41242 on: April 21, 2017, 04:04:08 PM »
I've never seen Utd so comprehensively outplayed under Ferguson as they were by that Bilbao side. It was marvellous to watch.

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« Reply #41243 on: April 21, 2017, 04:05:22 PM »
Barcelona did it to them a few times too obviously, but there was something about those Bilbao performances which was great to watch.

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« Reply #41244 on: April 21, 2017, 07:20:57 PM »
Sadly a torn ACL and PCL for Zlatan.  Nasty.    Season over so unlikely to play for United again but hopefully he recovers sufficiently to play for another club again somewhere.

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« Reply #41245 on: April 21, 2017, 08:39:38 PM »
Jaysus.

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« Reply #41246 on: April 21, 2017, 08:43:14 PM »
Tough one for Zlatan, possibly/probably the end of his career?

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« Reply #41247 on: April 21, 2017, 08:59:14 PM »
Tough one for Zlatan, possibly/probably the end of his career?
He'll be 36 when he comes back. I'm sure retirement or a stupid money move to China will be in his thoughts.

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« Reply #41248 on: April 21, 2017, 10:36:13 PM »
Horrible for Zlatan and unlikely he'll ever play at the top level again. The fact that he has no contract for next season either is bound to be a sickener as well (although I'm sure he'll survive). I think it's time for Mourinho to look to the future and build his attack around Rashford, hopefully it might mean less crosses and agricultural stuff when chasing a game. Ibra has scored buckets of goals but he was only ever going to be a short term solution.

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« Reply #41249 on: April 21, 2017, 11:28:13 PM »
Sad for Ibra, a great player

I have not liked the way United play when Ibra was up front all season. Everything is happening far too slow, bad to Ibra, he holds up, lays off and then looks for a 1-2 r cross. Ineffective as we have seen all season when teams play deep.
When Rashford is up front United play and a much faster pace, quick balls in behind or runners going at the defense. United look far more likely to score when playing at speed.

Big few weeks for Rashford now.