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Fred__Elliott
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Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:37 am

BadTurtle wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:42 pm
Well deserved. Appalling management from Mourinho, appalling performances from almost every united player barring Lukaku and to some extent Rashford (though his inexperience really shined with those constant, hopeless free kicks). Sevilla should have won the first leg as well, only right they went through.

Special mention for Pogba. It's like watching that gif of Fellaini running the ball straight off the pitch but for 90 minutes.
Mourinho has to go after that. Such a shocking performance over 2 legs. Worst stat I have seen is that they had 4 shots on target over 2 legs against a team with a -6 goal difference in La Liga, a team that have already conceded 62 goals. There's no tactics, its just 11 players out on a pitch and percentage football. Sanchez is awful but how is he supposed to build up an understanding when his position and the system is changing every match. He looked a lot better behind Lukaku with Rashford on the left and Mata on the right on Saturday, why fucking change it?

Only player I feel sorry for is Lukaku. He was the only one trying and it looked like he was on his own for most of it. Bailly looked like he was running on 1 leg most of the match. The amount of players lacking confidence at this stage of the season, when we're second in the league and still in for 2 other trophies says it all about Mourinho. Pogba looks a shadow of the player we bought

And then his comments in the press conference after. What a cunt, get him out of the club.

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Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:42 am

Sanchez should be bombed out of the first 11. I'm not sure who he is, but its not the same lad that was playing at Arsenal.

Delighted with the result last night. I always am these days when Utd lose. We're fucking horrible to watch. The only joy i get from Utd these days is watching Rashford and Martial.
Water off a ducks back to Mourinho though it'd seem, judging by the press conference afterwards. Seems like he knows there's zero pressure on him.

You'd wonder if Woodward suffers from the same affliction that Kronke does at Arsenal. Where success on the pitch plays second fiddle to the commerical success.

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Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:48 am

With yous coming 2nd, I wouldn't for a second believe he'd go. Even had we won and 4th looked likely, I probably still wouldn't think so. But if he were to go, who would you want? Simeone's the only one off the top of my head, and even he's about defensive solidity (although that's probably partly down to resources)

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Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:26 pm

Rob wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:48 am
With yous coming 2nd, I wouldn't for a second believe he'd go. Even had we won and 4th looked likely, I probably still wouldn't think so. But if he were to go, who would you want? Simeone's the only one off the top of my head, and even he's about defensive solidity (although that's probably partly down to resources)
Pochettino would do.

I haven't a fucking clue anymore who's the new thing on the continent these days, but i'm sure there's someone who would fit the bill, plays the right brand of football, and has a long term plan / encourages youth development.

Though i will say this for Mourinho, in his time at United, Rashford and Martial are 2 out of 3 of his most played players, along with De Gea i think. Was surprised when i heard that.

I agree though, i don't think he'd be likely to go, if we came 4th and lost to ye. He seems far too chilled these days.

It'll need a turn from the terraces to escalate things i think. Woodward would sit up and take note then i think. There were a few boos on the final whistle last night.

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Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:44 pm

it was a struggle to be awake anyway, but i coudlnt' make it more than 25 mins into that game. the football was just awful. long balls all day. it's like watching ireland play all over again
can't understand why he shifted rashford and sanchez when it worked so well against liverpool
the comments after the game were unreal. if moyes said that there'd be a much bigger deal made of it

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Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:32 pm

Healing some of the sting of the Sevilla tie here. Comical from City.

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Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:43 pm

That was wild. Not a single good chance for City all game it’s some going

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Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:01 pm

Not a good week for Pep. Rule No.1 of management: don't call out a specific opposition player in pre-match press conference.

Dodgy ref helped United out big time, but wow is Sterling a hopeless finisher. Better from Pogba but still think he's capable of better under an attack-minded manager, and if he sorts his attitude out.

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Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:55 pm

Eating Jersey Creams and I didn't think this was possible.

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Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:58 am

BadTurtle wrote:
Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:01 pm
Not a good week for Pep. Rule No.1 of management: don't call out a specific opposition player in pre-match press conference.

Dodgy ref helped United out big time, but wow is Sterling a hopeless finisher. Better from Pogba but still think he's capable of better under an attack-minded manager, and if he sorts his attitude out.
ref was a disaster, and we were lucky though I think the Young tackle on Aguero looked worse in slowmo. His trailing leg kicked up off the ball and thats why it looked so high. Peno but not a red. He didn't do anything about City's fouling to stop counter attacks but booked United players for similar tackles minutes later like Lukaku. It's been a constant theme all season with them. I wouldnt take any solace from the win considering how bad Utd were in the first half though. Pogba looked like he didnt give a fuck about the match. It was a derby ffs. Fed up looking at him and Sanchez trying to beat 4 players when there's an easy pass on to a teammate in a good position. I think it's 70/30 between Pogba and Mourinho in terms of his performances, with the 70 being Pogba. We've gotten the best performances this season from him when Herrera is on the other side of the 3 and not Lingard/Fellaini/McTominay

Was delighted to see Herrera back in the team and up to his bollox winding City up once we got the lead.

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Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:39 pm

I really like Herrera too. Works his ass off, has a real eye for a pass, positionally excellent and loves a tackle. And he's a dab hand at the dark arts too

That midfield trio should be Utd's first choice. Matic and Herrera with Pogba in front.

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