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It was like as if it was their cup final.

Getting all positive about a draw says it all about the once great Man Utd.

Never reckoned I would see the day when Utd were happy to park bus at home.

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1 minute ago, hackjam said:

It was like as if it was their cup final.

Getting all positive about a draw says it all about the once great Man Utd.

Never reckoned I would see the day when Utd were happy to park bus at home.

Quite an achievement to be wrong on so many counts.

 

a) the majority of the fans, and certainly the management and players were disappointed / critical about elements of our performance.

 

b) we do actually have the right to take some positives, since we are the only team to take points off the scousers + it was an improvement on recent weeks.

 

You don't get anywhere in life without taking the positives. So when you come across a guy who only pops up his ugly mug to criticise and sneer, it's not hard to work out what his life is like. 

 

Don't worry though, I'm sure your missus thinks you're a ray of sunshine......

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24 minutes ago, hackjam said:

It was like as if it was their cup final.

Getting all positive about a draw says it all about the once great Man Utd.

Never reckoned I would see the day when Utd were happy to park bus at home.

Perhaps you should have a look at the table and the reason United undertook the tactics they did, 3 at the back and 2 wing backs. Wan Bisaka got forward a lot. Young didn't, that was also a plan as they saw the main damage coming from Liverpool's RH side.

 

I bet a lot of other teams wished they had got a point and nearly 3 off Liverpool when they played them.

 

This tired old cliché "parking the bus" is nonsense and comes from being brain washed by the pundits to describe any tactic that frustrates an opposition which were clearly superior on paper, at this stage of the season. Results matter

 

Judge United when they get key players back from injuries which have restricted them to pick patch up teams. Your tactical/knowledge re how to set up a team, according to their current predicament, seems very limited

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On 10/22/2019 at 10:39 AM, xylophone said:

Agree with that and he chased, harassed and closed down opposition players extremely well until he tired near the end (not surprising given the ground he covered).

 

And Fred played well, IMO having his best game yet; McTominay also ok but he faded later in the game.

 

All in all it was a good performance in view of injuries and how they have been playing, and it seemed for once that Utd had a game plan (and it worked)!! I wonder who thought of that, cos I don't believe OGS is capable of it.

Fred needs to be taken aside and told don't telegraph your intentions when your passing over distance.He takes an age to get it on his left foot and make a 30 m + pass which any player with vision on the opposition can intercept and do many times.

 

He does have great energy though ,give him time.

 

Judge OGS at the end of the season. He sat on the bench during his United career with possibly the best manger United will ever have, that's how you learn as a player and potential manager and then form, & add, your own variations.

Took SAF along time to get it right but he was given time but we live in instant results time

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1 hour ago, Sparkles said:

Perhaps you should have a look at the table and the reason United undertook the tactics they did, 3 at the back and 2 wing backs. Wan Bisaka got forward a lot. Young didn't, that was also a plan as they saw the main damage coming from Liverpool's RH side.

 

I bet a lot of other teams wished they had got a point and nearly 3 off Liverpool when they played them.

 

This tired old cliché "parking the bus" is nonsense and comes from being brain washed by the pundits to describe any tactic that frustrates an opposition which were clearly superior on paper, at this stage of the season. Results matter

 

Judge United when they get key players back from injuries which have restricted them to pick patch up teams. Your tactical/knowledge re how to set up a team, according to their current predicament, seems very limited

All absolutely spot on. With Shaw on the other flank that formation could become more like a 3-5-2. Could be useful.

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2 hours ago, Sparkles said:

Judge OGS at the end of the season.

Do you think he'll be there that long?

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1 hour ago, mrbojangles said:

Do you think he'll be there that long?

Judging from today's Guardian it looks like United might be playing footsie with at least one replacement.

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Will Man U be sold to that rich guy from Qatar who offered 3.5 billion for it?

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15 hours ago, Thian said:

Will Man U be sold to that rich guy from Qatar who offered 3.5 billion for it?

 

The key word is allegedly.

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17 hours ago, mrbojangles said:

Do you think he'll be there that long?

The Fisherman.s  bait  is old and smelly.

Just hovering above relegation zone certainly indicates his position is in jeopardy.

Parking The Bus formation being used at Old Trafford would be my last straw.

As i posted a couple weeks back.

A  Deadman  Walkiing

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18 hours ago, Thian said:

Will Man U be sold to that rich guy from Qatar who offered 3.5 billion for it?

Not being pedantic but I think it's a Saudi guy (Mohammed Bin Salman)

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7 hours ago, mrbojangles said:

Not being pedantic but I think it's a Saudi guy (Mohammed Bin Salman)

Yes you are right, i always mix them up because Qatar gets the WC soccer so i thought he was from there....So soon they can talk about soccer as neighbours...

 

But 3.5 billion....wow...for 25 guys who are good in running after a ball.

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Was 6 March in Paris your last away win in ANY competition?

 

Now you've  returned to form 😂 after nearly beating Liverpool surely tonight you'll smash that unwanted record.

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1 hour ago, Thian said:

.So soon they can talk about soccer as neighbours..

Relationships aren't good between Qatar and Saudi so I think it'll take more than football for them to talk

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1 hour ago, Thian said:

But 3.5 billion....wow...for 25 guys who are good in running after a ball.

They don't really care about the lads chasing the ball. They care about the brand and the money/exposure/bragging etc that comes with it

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