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39 minutes ago, 3 Stacks said:

The Ronaldo signing is just a hilarious situation. They actually had a good attack last season and they've managed to neuter it thus far and get worse by signing their former hero and another 80m attacker. You couldn't write this stuff.

 

I watched a good few Juve games last season and Ronaldo is basically a very well paid goal hanger now. It's purely to appease United fans who've always dreamt about him 'coming home' even though he literally spent years engineering a move to Madrid.

 

I wrote the above in a group chat after he signed and got nothing but shit from Untied fans over it. It's nice to be vindicated.

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8 minutes ago, Em City said:

 

I wrote the above in a group chat after he signed and got nothing but shit from Untied fans over it. It's nice to be vindicated.

Have you had your booster?

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19 hours ago, MegadriveMan said:

Didn't take long...

 

 

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The players gave up on Moyes.

 

The players gave up on Mourinho.

 

The players gave up on Solakjaer.

 

Sounds like history is repeating itself.
 

Although I no expert and certainly no expert on the mancs, this 4-2-2-2 he’s got them playing “feels” wrong. 
 

They were absolutely shite against Newcastle & Wolves (I didn’t see Norwich) and it was absolutely glorious.

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4 minutes ago, Scott_M said:

They were absolutely shite against Newcastle & Wolves (I didn’t see Norwich) and it was absolutely glorious.

 

They were just as bad against Norwich. David De Gea was the man of the match which says it all. 

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12 hours ago, MegadriveMan said:

 

They were just as bad against Norwich. David De Gea was the man of the match which says it all. 


Whoever comes in during the summer is going to need a significant amount of time and patience. They need a change in culture more than they need a change in players.
 

Granted, the two will probably end up going hand in hand, but they need a Houllier type reset when players like Ince, Ruddock, McAteer, James and some other big time Charlie’s were ruthlessly bombed out. 

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3 hours ago, Scott_M said:


Whoever comes in during the summer is going to need a significant amount of time and patience. They need a change in culture more than they need a change in players.
 

Granted, the two will probably end up going hand in hand, but they need a Houllier type reset when players like Ince, Ruddock, McAteer, James and some other big time Charlie’s were ruthlessly bombed out. 

 

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5 hours ago, Scott_M said:


Whoever comes in during the summer is going to need a significant amount of time and patience. They need a change in culture more than they need a change in players.
 

Granted, the two will probably end up going hand in hand, but they need a Houllier type reset when players like Ince, Ruddock, McAteer, James and some other big time Charlie’s were ruthlessly bombed out. 

See, this is being said around the league, and in my opinion it's just not true! They have a lot of high-profile players, bought way over their real market value. Add in a few over-hyped youngsters, with the whole squad being on massive wages, and it's pretty much a complete mess.

 

The season they got 2nd under Mourinho is about the biggest anomaly in terms of Xg and actual results since Opta began. Solskjaer's 2nd place being the other. I've never seen a "big" team being consistently outplayed as much as this post-Fergie United. The one time they were looking like they were assembling a coherent possession based team was under LVG, and he got the boot for not being attacking enough, not playing "the United way".

 

The "penalty years" under Solskjaer lulled them into thinking they were on the right track, with their diving/theatrics being rewarded to a such degree that even fellow managers felt the need to comment on it. Fact is, they've performed to 4th-8th place over the last few years, and are firmly stuck in mid-table mode.

 

I've made a few posts on this topic before, but I'll repeat the highlights. To play a similar style of us, Chelsea or City (possession-based with great focus on high(gegen) press, and attacking width from the full-backs, I reckon this might be their best shot;

 

-------------------------De Gea-------------------

Dalot---------Varane---------Bailly---------Shaw

------------------------Matic-----------------------

--------------Fernandes------Fred----------------

Greenwood--------Cavani------------Rashford

 

How many out of that lot would you have starting for us on current evidence?

I'd take De Gea, Varane and Greenwood as good squad options from that lot, possibly Fernandes (though he gives the ball away more than Luis Garcia ever did for us). The other players are just not a good fit for a modern style of football/Premier League tempo (Shaw and Matic are probably borderline cases as well).

 

I wouldn't have a single player starting for us out of that lot. It's way beyond coaching too. Someone like Pogba might shine on the international tournament stage, having Kante and 1 other to do his dirty work. Helps playing a few matches a month too. Ronaldo is the same, completely unfit for a pressing style. He's so rigid in his movements these days that the only option is to use him as a goal-hanger.

 

Martial and Rashford are all tricks and no end product, but Rashford MIGHT be able to rescue his career still if he digs deep. Some of my Utd mates are ruling the same roost over Greenwood, but again, in my opinion, he's the most talented of the bunch.

 

It will be YEARS of waiting and misery for them before they threaten us, City (or even Chelsea) on a consistent basis again. Sure, they might fluke a 3rd or 4th place here and there over the next seasons, but they need a Klopp-like overhaul to get back to being real contenders. 

 

The only real hope for them is a mass exodus and striking gold with the new manager and his first few signings. Imaginge being finally rid of the Rooney debacle, then going out and getting Ronaldo, presenting yourself with the biggest possible headache in terms of team selection for the next couple of years. It's fucking poetry, and to quote Kramer going commando, "...and I'm lovin' every minute of it"!

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2 hours ago, TheHowieLama said:

The problem with that is the culture starts at the very top with them.


A fish rots from the head down.

 

And it’s glorious to see! 

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3 minutes ago, Captain Turdseye said:

I haven’t seen any of their games since Ole left. Is Rangnick regularly starting Phil Jones?

 

No, t'other night was the fisrt time the new Duncan Edwards has played in yonks.

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I couldn't believe that Ragnik wheeled out Jones. Not even Ole played him. Apparantly he was one of their best players in the match as well which says it all...

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Phil Jones played his first match in two years at the weekend and was by far their best player. Looked miles better than Maguire has all season. It was a Nat Phillips light performance. 

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Just reading that Ronaldo is ready to leave (again) if he doesn't approve of the next manager. They should just make him manager. I'm sure he'd do a wonderful job...

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3 minutes ago, Pete said:

Just reading that Ronaldo is ready to leave (again) if he doesn't approve of the next manager. They should just make him manager. I'm sure he'd do a wonderful job...

They may as well, they pay him enough 

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26 minutes ago, Pete said:

Just reading that Ronaldo is ready to leave (again) if he doesn't approve of the next manager. They should just make him manager. I'm sure he'd do a wonderful job...

Worra cunt.

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48 minutes ago, Pete said:

Just reading that Ronaldo is ready to leave (again) if he doesn't approve of the next manager. They should just make him manager. I'm sure he'd do a wonderful job...

He's deffo off if they don't get CL football, he's ego/brand will not allow not being on the big stage.

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1 hour ago, Pete said:

Just reading that Ronaldo is ready to leave (again) if he doesn't approve of the next manager. They should just make him manager. I'm sure he'd do a wonderful job...


Just reading the same thing. 
 

I would say a free transfer to the MLS was on the horizon but given his court case, maybe not. 
 

Maybe the Middle East. They aren’t as bothered about protecting women’s rights there. 

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34 minutes ago, Harry Squatter said:

 

 

 

A selfish element? In the Manchester United team? Really?
Colour me fucking suprised! 

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