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Old 25-02-2018, 10:25 PM
red in cumbria
 
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Today is the first time I've heard him talk.

I'm convinced he's a robot.
Maybe that's why JM likes him
 
Old 25-02-2018, 10:35 PM
Billy Redface
 
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Just watched it again on Motd2 and tbf to the lad he didn't track Willian as he went to close down Hazard who had the ball. It was the wrong choice of course but he'll hopefully learn from it.
Yes.

The suggestion seems to be that he failed to track willian like he couldn't be arsed. He just chose to go to Hazard. Which was wrong.

A better error than laziness or switching off.

The lad is no world beater, but with us crying out for an extra pair of legs to free up Matic and Pogba, he's sort of exactly what we need right now.

Over the course of this week, he's been our best player.
 
Old 25-02-2018, 10:41 PM
Tiberian
 
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Yes.

The suggestion seems to be that he failed to track willian like he couldn't be arsed. He just chose to go to Hazard. Which was wrong.

A better error than laziness or switching off.

The lad is no world beater, but with us crying out for an extra pair of legs to free up Matic and Pogba, he's sort of exactly what we need right now.

Over the course of this week, he's been our best player.
Yes, a pragmatic decision, but needed given Matic's struggle with the workload and the unreliability of Pogba's defensive awareness.

Fletcher needed a number of years before he stepped beyond that role as a pure water carrier.
 
Old 25-02-2018, 10:46 PM
Switching Off
 
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Yes.

The suggestion seems to be that he failed to track willian like he couldn't be arsed. He just chose to go to Hazard. Which was wrong.

A better error than laziness or switching off.

The lad is no world beater, but with us crying out for an extra pair of legs to free up Matic and Pogba, he's sort of exactly what we need right now.

Over the course of this week, he's been our best player.
I know Mourinho can be unforgiving of errors but I think he'll have been happy with the way the lad acquitted himself afterwards. Nothing wrong with a mistake if you react properly, and he did today.

I imagine hyping him up in the post match was to counterbalance the roasting he got in the dressing room
 
Old 25-02-2018, 10:54 PM
Tiberian
 
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That goal though, rubbish ball from Valencia, Pogba worried about his hair Young, McTominay both ignoring the run, just an awful goal to concede with a CB up for a ball into the box.
 
Old 25-02-2018, 10:58 PM
Part 36 Offer
 
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McTominay did an a fine job today. Could have done better with the goal, Pogba pussying out of a header started that but generally he neutralized Hazard. Hazard did some lovely things today but they were all bar that 30 yards from goal not hurting us, and was a big part in Smalling and Lindelof being confident in looking to win the ball aggressively high up the picth.
yep; he acquitted himself well. He is definitely talented and Mou loves him so he will get plenty of opportunities to grow into the role so it's up to him to make it his own I suppose.

Lindelof did well today. He has had a poor start to his United career but he definitely has some redeeming features as a player. He often seems slow from a standing start which is why he finds himself out of position a lot and is regularly chasing down his man. Ferdinand had that incredible instinct where he was always 2 steps ahead of the forward he was marking but Lindelof needs to work on that. Mou should just keep playing him now; you can't improve if you don't get a run of games.
 
Old 25-02-2018, 11:27 PM
Tiberian
 
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yep; he acquitted himself well. He is definitely talented and Mou loves him so he will get plenty of opportunities to grow into the role so it's up to him to make it his own I suppose.

Lindelof did well today. He has had a poor start to his United career but he definitely has some redeeming features as a player. He often seems slow from a standing start which is why he finds himself out of position a lot and is regularly chasing down his man. Ferdinand had that incredible instinct where he was always 2 steps ahead of the forward he was marking but Lindelof needs to work on that. Mou should just keep playing him now; you can't improve if you don't get a run of games.
Lindelof is slowly showing signs of why Mou wanted him. I find it easy to overlook him because he seems to lack any true exceptional elements to his game. Finding the right partner for him will be important. Not sure about Bailly and Lindelof as a pair moving forward, neither is great in the air but today with Utd basically leaving Young open for Chelsea to attack he had to cut out a lot of crosses and get over to help out.

Still see him as more of a squad option but considering where he was 3 months ago it is acceptable progress.
 
Old 25-02-2018, 11:34 PM
armchair
 
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yep; he acquitted himself well. He is definitely talented and Mou loves him so he will get plenty of opportunities to grow into the role so it's up to him to make it his own I suppose.

Lindelof did well today. He has had a poor start to his United career but he definitely has some redeeming features as a player. He often seems slow from a standing start which is why he finds himself out of position a lot and is regularly chasing down his man. Ferdinand had that incredible instinct where he was always 2 steps ahead of the forward he was marking but Lindelof needs to work on that. Mou should just keep playing him now; you can't improve if you don't get a run of games.
yeah meant to mention him earlier. I thought he did very well.
 
Old 26-02-2018, 12:02 AM
f*** KFC
 
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That goal though, rubbish ball from Valencia, Pogba worried about his hair Young, McTominay both ignoring the run, just an awful goal to concede with a CB up for a ball into the box.
Agreed with all of that but De Gea should have done better too
 
Old 26-02-2018, 01:34 AM
Denis Irwell
 
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Yes, a pragmatic decision, but needed given Matic's struggle with the workload and the unreliability of Pogba's defensive awareness.

Fletcher needed a number of years before he stepped beyond that role as a pure water carrier.

Glad somebody else noticed

McTom really helping both Pog and esp Matic.

There’s the makings of a decent side in there if the dozy f***ers will take this as a springboard and kick on.

A few of these lads only just half way through their first season, some only a handful of games in a “struggling “ team. For me, a pair of proper full backs the priority.
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