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Pre/Post Match Discussion: Premier League vs Tottenham (a)

Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:00 pm

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Re: Pre/Post Match Discussion: Premier League vs Tottenham (a)

Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:39 pm

PREVIEW

This is the big one the one that will test how far we have come under our new management.

Lukaku scored in the FA Cup. Win with a weakened side but I do expect us to be at full strength in this game.

I expect Ole to order Pogba and Co. To keep the ball and pass and play. Of coz this is not going to be easy coz a loss for Spurs will knock them out of the title race.

However a win for us will make people sit and take note of the talent we have in our squad. I do think on paper we have a better team and whether we get in transfers won't really effect the out come of this game.

I expect this to be fast and furious and the fullback are really going to be important. People keep say Jones is crap but I think he one of the best defenders we have, he plays with his heart on his sleeve.

I have a sneaky feeling we will win this one and show our class in this match with Pogba and Matic restored I expect us to have a high work rate and press high.

Of coz Ole said he will focus on our strengths and we probably will have sanchez on the bench. I expect us to go with the Ole team in this one.

Player to watch: Paul Pogba

Prediction: Away win 1-3

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LINGAARD. RASHFORD. MARTIAL

SUBS: RAMERO, SANCHEZ, MATA, VALENCIA, LAKUKA, ROJO.

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Re: Pre/Post Match Discussion: Premier League vs Tottenham (a)

Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:50 pm

A massive match, we will be able to see what Ole can bring into the squad. and I know haters would just say 'it is only Spurs'.
Bring it on!

This match then the Arsenal match away are massive tests for Ole. Even though we have a dodge defense, I'm sure we can attack, and hopefully clinical enough after that Dubai training.



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Re: Pre/Post Match Discussion: Premier League vs Tottenham (a)

Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:22 am

A lot of really optimistic posts on here!!!

1-3 would be a dream against Spurs, and while it's not impossible, anything more than a draw will be a huge coup, and in all fairness, some might call it an upset. For what it's worth, I personally think we're well matched man for man with just about any side in the league - we may even have the edge over most if not for the CBs. It's just that our players have collectively underperformed for so long.

@robertbrian23 - not sure anyone in their right mind who has actually watched premier league football for the past 3 years or so would say "it's only Spurs".


Would be interesting to see the tactical side of things that Ole can bring in such a match - because simply saying "go and enjoy yourselves" may not be sufficient here. We've looked very susceptible to counterattacks in the last few matches when we pour forward, so it will be interesting to see how we keep our shape while attacking and defending.


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Re: Pre/Post Match Discussion: Premier League vs Tottenham (a)

Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:39 pm

I'd disagree we're matched man for man. Our defence is atrocious.


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Re: Pre/Post Match Discussion: Premier League vs Tottenham (a)

Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:01 pm

Dante wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:39 pm
I'd disagree we're matched man for man. Our defence is atrocious.
We aren't even that good


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Re: Pre/Post Match Discussion: Premier League vs Tottenham (a)

Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:05 pm

Since Ole returned to take over the reins at United the media has reported time and again that United has performed so much better because Ole has brought back the “feel good” factor and the “player are allowed to express themselves and have some fun” and the player had just given up on Mourinho. While there is a degree of truth in these statements; there are very different strategies and tactics that Ole has implemented that I believe are at least as much responsible for the turnaround over the last 5 games.

Assuming everyone come back from Dubai with the same number of limbs as they left with then I feel Ole will setup very similar to the team’s he started the first two games with. It appears to me that he has used the last three games to determine which players he can count on to play the style of football that he wants United playing.

deGea

Young Jones Lindelof Shaw

Herrera Matic Pogba

Lindgard Rashford Martial

The first change is how deGea in putting the ball back into play; the quick long ball is still an option but it’s not the primary option. More often than not deGea is getting the ball to one of the central defenders or a midfielder coming back to provide extra man, we see midfielders - not just Matic - rotate through this support role. Jones and Lindelof as the preferred central defender pairing, not for their defensive skill but for the way they can handle the ball and get a forward pass going.

Outlet passes are getting the defensive backs involved in a positive way and they have been given the license to get forward rather than waiting for the opposition to give us room to play. Whoever has the ball is looking to get it forward; if there is space ahead of them; they run into it, if they are marked then they are looking to either go around a defender or whoever has open space ahead them and getting them the ball. We are actually attacking down both flanks and not just over packing the left-hand side lobbing the ball towards goal and hoping for a stroke of brilliance from someone.

Our forwards are making runs behind the defense or they are running directly at them, even when that leaves space behind them - this was punishable by benching and being sent to Coventry when Mourinho was in charge. The interplay between the forwards and midfielders is sublime; quick, crispy one touch and penetrating passes and they have been given the liberty to actually shoot the ball. When we lose possession, the forwards are like a pack of Terries on a rat, they are not allowing the defenders to survey the pitch and make the easy outlet pass. The press is starting with the forwards, but the entire team is getting involved and while this does leave us open to teams that want to break, but we have shown over the first half of the season that we cannot sit back and stop teams from scoring so why not press and disrupt them from the front? Pressing from the front does point out the need for the correct players in the front positions; Rashford and Lindgard are thriving with this pressing system. However; the press, and the team, really suffers when we play any two of; Martial, Lukaku or Mata because the speed, quickness and effort is nowhere near as intense.

Last item; the media make a big thing about how much better Pogba is playing now that Mourinho has gone and he “enjoys playing” again. I would point out that Matic and Herrera are playing some of the best football we have seen them play at United. Shaw, who I think improve in spite of Mourinho not because of him, is now playing with freedom we have not seen since before his injury. I don’t think it is Mourinho leaving that is solely responsible for the change, instead the players are being asked to play in a style that suits their skills.


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Re: Pre/Post Match Discussion: Premier League vs Tottenham (a)

Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:31 pm

I'd disagree with the Shaw assessment. Shaw went out of his way to credit Mourinho with his improvement.


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Re: Pre/Post Match Discussion: Premier League vs Tottenham (a)

Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:03 pm

Dante wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:39 pm
I'd disagree we're matched man for man. Our defence is atrocious.
I said "apart from the defence"


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Re: Pre/Post Match Discussion: Premier League vs Tottenham (a)

Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:20 pm

Ole also commented on how successful it was moving Darmian into the centre of defence, I think we may see him use him there again


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Re: Pre/Post Match Discussion: Premier League vs Tottenham (a)

Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:23 am

Sigmar wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:20 pm
Ole also commented on how successful it was moving Darmian into the centre of defence, I think we may see him use him there again
He has not shown much going forward as a befensive back so maybe he can find his position a part of a three man back line.


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Re: Pre/Post Match Discussion: Premier League vs Tottenham (a)

Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:24 am

De Gea
Young Lindelof Jones Shaw
Herrera Matic
Sanchez Pogba Martial
Rashford

Romero, Rojo, Fellaini, Lingard, Lukaku, Mata, Valencia


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Re: Pre/Post Match Discussion: Premier League vs Tottenham (a)

Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:33 am

I think Jesse will replace Sanchez^

I am confident we wll score, but I just can;t see us keeping a cleansheet.
Hopefully 1-3 win.. can't afford any slip ups


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Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:26 am

HuSsAiN wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:33 am
I think Jesse will replace Sanchez^

I am confident we wll score, but I just can;t see us keeping a cleansheet.
Hopefully 1-3 win.. can't afford any slip ups
Me too, but personally I'd prefer Sanchez for his creativity and extra spark


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Re: Pre/Post Match Discussion: Premier League vs Tottenham (a)

Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:48 am

Man Utd travelling squad for Spurs fixture
Goalkeepers: De Gea, Romero, Grant

Defenders: Lindelof, Jones, Young, Dalot, Shaw

Midfielders: Pereira, Mata, Matic, Pogba, Fred, Herrera, McTominay, Lingard, Garner

Forwards: Martial, Rashford, Lukaku

MISSING PLAYERS: Smalling, Rojo, Bailly, Valencia, Darmian; Fellaini, Gomes; Chong, Sanchez, Greenwood


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Re: Pre/Post Match Discussion: Premier League vs Tottenham (a)

Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:43 pm

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Matic Herrera
Lingard Pogba Martial
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Re: Pre/Post Match Discussion: Premier League vs Tottenham (a)

Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:15 pm

If Pogba is a virus I hope the entire team get infected.

0 - 1 Rashford


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Re: Pre/Post Match Discussion: Premier League vs Tottenham (a)

Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:23 pm

Half the season over with and we are just seeing this fast break football - it boggles the mind.


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Re: Pre/Post Match Discussion: Premier League vs Tottenham (a)

Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:28 pm

Brilliant first half boys! Impressive tactics as well - Lingard is having a great game.
This first half brought memories of SAF's United. Martial and Rashford stretching brilliantly, and have to say, I feel sorry for the player, but it plays into our hands that Sissoko is off.

We had to handle a bit of pressure and the offside goal by Spurs was a particularly uncomfortable moment before I saw the flag - I think a bit of help is needed when they overload their right hand side, as Trippier's delivery is not to be trifled with!


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Re: Pre/Post Match Discussion: Premier League vs Tottenham (a)

Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:24 pm

Phew!!! That second half! You knew it was coming, but not like that - Phil Jones in particular allowed Kane way too many chances


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Re: Pre/Post Match Discussion: Premier League vs Tottenham (a)

Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:25 pm

HUGE result.



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Re: Pre/Post Match Discussion: Premier League vs Tottenham (a)

Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:26 pm

An exquisitely agnanizing 90 minutes.

Man of the match - David Herrera


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Re: Pre/Post Match Discussion: Premier League vs Tottenham (a)

Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:37 pm

Nerves are shredded.......love it :clap:


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Re: Pre/Post Match Discussion: Premier League vs Tottenham (a)

Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:43 pm

It's only Spurs.


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Re: Pre/Post Match Discussion: Premier League vs Tottenham (a)

Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:46 pm

De Gea needs to sign now.



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