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Re: The Manchester United Thread

Postby Lord Rother » 06 Oct 2018, 18:33

Great stuff.

I just can’t believe they can be that bad in the 2nd half.

Mourinho has done a brilliant job of undermining the confidence of the team.

Ah yes, Fellaini the saviour.

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Re: The Manchester United Thread

Postby Positive Passion » 06 Oct 2018, 20:40

Well, they weren't that bad in the second half.

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Re: The Manchester United Thread

Postby Diamond Dog » 08 Oct 2018, 23:09

It certainly shows the depths they've plummeted that they're hailing a come from behind home 3-2 win over Newcastle (who have two points from the previous seven games) as some kind of 'turnaround'.

Good to see Jose turning the press conference into yet another exercise in persecution, when I'm fairly sure the players and fans might have preferred it to be a little bit more about them, rather than addressing Mourinho's (completely false) accusations. What a twat.
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Re: The Manchester United Thread

Postby FOR5 » 09 Oct 2018, 09:01

Being at the game on Saturday, the one thing that happened again, because it's happened several times this season e.g. vs Brigton, vs Spurs is that when we go a goal down it's almost as if we don't how to react and then within a few minutes concede another, it's as if we're shell shocked every time someone scores against us.

One thing I will say about the fans is that you didn't see a mass exodus at half time or on 65-70 minutes when still 2 down, it was actually one of the best atmosphere's in ages, the fans could sense that with the tactic change in the 2nd half we just simply had to go for it and did. That last 20-25 minutes is something we've rarely seen since Fergie left, actually putting the effort, determination and desire into it to get a result (they shouldn't need much geeing up mind being wealthy as hell, but hey that's another matter).

That is what we wanna see as fans every game, just leave everything out on the pitch and don't hide, too many of our players have been doing that, and i dont care how much money they are on or how much their market value is, if they don't wanna put the effort in then they can go for me, NO ONE is bigger than the club, not Pogba, not Sanchez, hell not even Jose who seems to make it always about him.

How we react and approach the next few games will be interesting given we play away to Chelsea, home to Juve and Everton, with the Derby coming up soon too. We need to stand up and be counted, either the player's and manager work to pull together or i guarantee we'll end up in the bottom half of the table come May
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Re: The Manchester United Thread

Postby Diamond Dog » 20 Oct 2018, 20:58

The virtually impossible happened this afternoon - someone elses behaviour made me feel almost sorry for Mourinho. That chelsea assistant is a fucking knob.
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Re: The Manchester United Thread

Postby Lord Rother » 21 Oct 2018, 08:53

Mourinho’s antics over the years disqualify him utterly from any sympathy, in fact may actually have brought on the reaction from the knob assistant yesterday. (Haven’t seen it myself yet.)

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Re: The Manchester United Thread

Postby Diamond Dog » 24 Oct 2018, 15:08

Jeez.... they got fucking owned by Juve last night.
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Re: The Manchester United Thread

Postby Diamond Dog » 08 Nov 2018, 10:12

How the fuck Man U won that game against Juventus is a mystery to one and all. And good to see Jose showing his usual class.
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Re: The Manchester United Thread

Postby Diamond Dog » 11 Nov 2018, 19:17

Taught a lesson today.
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Re: The Manchester United Thread

Postby Darkness_Fish » 11 Nov 2018, 22:09

Just seemed that Jose deemed it a write-off from the start, never even really gave it a go, did they? Herrera was particularly poor, too, normally you'd count on him if you need a stout defensive job and some shit-housery to earn a point. David Silva and Ferdinandinho were both magnificent today though, absolutely different class to anyone else in the league in their positions when they play like that.

Why do keepers insist on giving away those type of penalties though? It seems a really common one, where the attacker is pushed out wide, has a 1 in 1000 chance of getting a decent contact that would be good enough to score, and the striker only has the intention of a toe-poke forward to get clattered and earn a pen.
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Re: The Manchester United Thread

Postby Diamond Dog » 12 Nov 2018, 08:50

Darkness_Fish wrote:Just seemed that Jose deemed it a write-off from the start, never even really gave it a go, did they?


It's the Mourinho default when they play a good team, particularly away:

a) Drop Mata
b) Pick Fellaini
c) Pick Matic
d) Pick Herrera

And then wonder why the 'flyers' up top lose the ball, due to lack of support?

Incredibly they got back into it at 2-1 (due to Ederson's incredible decision that cost a penalty - absolutely agree, there is a growing trend here) but it would have been an absolute travesty had Man City not got three points from that game. The third goal though crystallised all that is different about the two teams - 44 passes, over two minutes possession and a great finish. The gulf between the two sides is vast.
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Re: The Manchester United Thread

Postby Toby » 12 Nov 2018, 10:13

Interesting for both clubs. City fans must be worried just how much longer Guardiola is going to be there, given his tenure at both Barcelona and Bayern. I suspect maybe 2 or 3 seasons more. United fans will be worried that Mourinho basically does "enough" to keep going there indefinitely, particularly if Poch at Spurs decided to stay there. He'll win them some cups, but right now the League and the Champion's League are out of reach for the forseeable future.

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Re: The Manchester United Thread

Postby mentalist (slight return) » 13 Nov 2018, 02:00

More Marijuana Felony's required. Is USA Soccer Guy on the money?
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Re: The Manchester United Thread

Postby Lord Rother » 13 Nov 2018, 09:15

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Re: The Manchester United Thread

Postby Lord Rother » 01 Dec 2018, 22:40

The longer this goes on the worse it becomes.

Now everyone EXPECTS dross from this team. And everyone EXPECTS the manager to hang a player or 2 out to dry after every game.

Why is he still there? It seems like he’s got some hold over the club and although he is doing terrible damage nobody has the balls to sack the Special Once.

It actually is pretty bizarre.

As is this.... I’m not sure what he’s trying to say.

"I would say Marcus Rashford was a mad dog," Mourinho added.

"He was, let's say, very, very tired with little problems. That appetite, that desire, that fire that you have, you need that to recover the ball faster and to recover the ball higher on the pitch, but these are just details.

"He was injured, he was asking to come off. Some players with that kind of injury do not play for two weeks, but Marcus no, Marcus I am pretty sure he will be fine for the next one. It is one kick here, one kick there, one fall here, one fall there, fatigue, lots of running, lots of movement, 75 minutes and he was done."