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23 minutes ago, Bob Spunkmouse said:

They could be. Are they significantly worse than we were before we signed Suarez and had sterling and coutinho come through/step up a level?

 

the team we almost won the league with under Rodgers was a decent side, and challenged, but it wasn’t exactly Brazil 70 however much fun it was to watch that year and however good we could be on our day.

 

the reality is though that you need an awful lot to fall for you when you have a good team that’s great on its day, while competing against great teams. We found that out.

 

are they worse than Leicester were when they won it? They play worse football but man for man they’re similar levels so 2-3 good signings makes them challengers.

 

outside challengers, and at a level I have no fear of them being at, but challengers nonetheless.

Plus no Europe that year, and (from memory) early exits in the Cups (one courtesy of Howard Webb?). I think we played something crazy like 43 games all season.

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1 minute ago, TheHowieLama said:

He has Fernandes playing very far forward - basically in the spaces Firmino tries to exploit.

Fernandes through the center was usually their furthest forward in their press.

Yeah, they've used him well thus far. But even before that, us, City, Chelsea and Spurs found it hard to contain them on the counter with Rashford, James and Martial. The players have bought in to a defensive, counter-attacking approach. We'll see if that lasts long term. Those kinds of tactics often don't have a long shelf life. 

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I’m playing the long game with my united fan friends by subtly steering the conversation to how they are back to form. 

 

It’s nothing but how they are finally signing players that fit the managers style (Bruno), how they should catch a inconsistent Chelsea side, that they will be a serious threat next season with just one or two additions and how Ole has turned it around and has to be backed fully.
 

They can’t help it and the ego is well and truly back, the fall when it comes will be great, they won’t be able to blame the players, the style of play or even the manager as they have been bigging them up for the last few weeks. Ideally you want then  bravely missing out on CL on the last day so the cycle can start again next season.

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They are back in the same way we were back when we beat Chelsea 2-0 under Hodgson; the way Torres was back when he scored twice in that game. Back in the same way when Solskjaer was unbeaten in his first 12. The longer they think that, the better. They may move to the heady heights of being a 70-point season team (realistically they are on for early-to-mid 60s this season) but while Klopp is the manager here and Solskjaer is the manager there, they will never be a concern in domestic league competition.

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Their sensational run includes draws with Wolves at home and Everton away, lucky not to lose to a last minute goal. This run was also preceded by losing 2-0 at home to Burnley.

pog back

 

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For me they have become no different to Chelsea or Arsenal. I literally couldn't give a shit give which of them finishes 4th or 5th. That has been one of the most enjoyable parts of this season, since December only our own games have been of any concern, before that it was just City. It seems like every year for 10 or 15 years the results of 3 or 4 other teams were having a major effect on our top 4 hopes. I was watching 4 or 5 games a weekend, now Utd v City has zero interest for me, watched the last 15 minutes because sky was on when I turned on the TV. Long may it continue.

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3 hours ago, No2 said:

For me they have become no different to Chelsea or Arsenal. I literally couldn't give a shit give which of them finishes 4th or 5th. That has been one of the most enjoyable parts of this season, since December only our own games have been of any concern, before that it was just City. It seems like every year for 10 or 15 years the results of 3 or 4 other teams were having a major effect on our top 4 hopes. I was watching 4 or 5 games a weekend, now Utd v City has zero interest for me, watched the last 15 minutes because sky was on when I turned on the TV. Long may it continue.

Nah, fuck that. Can't have them back in the CL, could damage them for years if they fail this year with the penalties. 

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51 minutes ago, Barry Wom said:

Nah, fuck that. Can't have them back in the CL, could damage them for years if they fail this year with the penalties. 

They will win the Europa sadly

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4 minutes ago, Daisy said:

They will win the Europa sadly

So long as UEFA do what they did last time and just give them the easiest game each round they will

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7 hours ago, Doctor Troy said:

Are they still blaming the owners for ruining the club or does that stop when they go on a good run?

Haha. Where did all the Norwich scarves go?

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8 hours ago, Daisy said:

They will win the Europa sadly

They will qualify through the league, unfortunately. Both Arsenal and Tottenham are shit this season. And if that wasn’t enough, UEFA have disqualified Man C from the CL next season.

 

A perfect storm for Ole.

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Something doesn’t sit right with this oh so public pursuit of Bellingham from Birmingham he’s a top prospect no doubt but why is so much detail being leaked? Doesn’t look like they have control or are trying to warn off other teams. The only thing it will surely do is drive up the price as they are so far committed to making it happen.

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The two league wins over City were great results, but similar free shots to those we had against United themselves in the early 2000s when we beat them, often comprehensively, but still trailed them by 30 points at the end of the season.

 

The whole thing couldn’t have worked out better - he’s surely safe in his job for next season now. 

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17 minutes ago, VERBAL DIARRHEA said:

Napoli would beat them easily over two legs, hopefully they get them.

Would take some doing that seeing as the snide Naples cunts are still in the CL!

 

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On 09/03/2020 at 14:47, TheHowieLama said:

Other than Rashford do they have any injuries?

 

THE BENCH yesterday was shite.


Pogba is pretty significant.

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On 10/03/2020 at 06:58, Captain said:

They will qualify through the league, unfortunately. Both Arsenal and Tottenham are shit this season. And if that wasn’t enough, UEFA have disqualified Man C from the CL next season.

 

A perfect storm for Ole.

Not when Sheffield Utd get fifth.

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14 hours ago, TheHowieLama said:

I dont think he is injured pal.

Also don't think he will play for them again.

Isn't he recovering from a 2nd operation on his ankle/ego or some bullshit ?

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