McTominay doesn't seem like the sort of player who would benefit from a loan spell imo, as a matter of fact I can see him fading into obscurity outside of this club. I'm hoping he can become useful for us though, perhaps as a utility player of sorts. Pereira should be kept here, he only has Fellaini ahead of him and thank god Ole seems to favour flair over brutishness.
He's always been a midfielder. He played striker for the u23s because they didn't have one. He was shit at it and clearly a better midfielder.
Pereira has 6 months left on his contract a loan would make zero sense. Either he establishes himself as a useful squad memeber or he leaves
Don't know about you, but I can listen to Ole all day long.
But can't stan press, always the same freaking questions.
Andreas shows the negative side of the loan system I think - went away for two years to a foreign league, he hasn’t been around for his chances when they would have occurred, and we have signed other players to fill the gaps. Now 23, I think it’s safe to say he’s not going to ‘make it’ here.
Darmian at CB seems a bit of a risk, against what I assume is a physical team (because you know championship, I have no idea how they actually play), but we won the FA cup final with him playing there, so I guess it'll be alright.
Damn, got the CB pair and RW wrong. Predicted Lindelof and Chong to start. Like the midfield though
That CB partnership What the hell is that ?? How can we have 5 CBs, and this is what it comes down to
Anyone else see OGS's pre-match interview just then? The dude is just so honest and excited to be here. Loving it!
Agree, but how will he do that without playing time?
At loan at least he would have the opportunity to prove himself in the eyes of the club or at least he would be given a fair chance to earn himself a new contract with another club if not with us. He would at least get a chance to perform.
The decision to keep him and McT in the squad this year is one of the stranger decisions that Mourinho made. Especially McT really needs to go on loan and did so already last summer. IMO.
We best not take this too lightly...
Bailly suspended, Rojo Injured, Smalling Injured.
Because we don't want to risk Lindelof getting injured, him and Jones are the only fit actual CB's we have, two injured and Bailly suspended.
The club either need to give him game time here or let him leave. Its pretty simple
I think McTominay is bang average but in this fixture, have no issue with him playing at all. Not like there are many alternatives either. He's had some first team football before, so just give him a go in a game we should win under a new manager.
I know that, just that it is a terrible partnership. We really need to get some reliable and great CBs, and as back up the likes of Smalling and Lindelof is good. Rojo is literally stealing a living.
My reasons for wanting him to do well are exactly the same as you, I think the kid has promise. But proving himself to the negative Nancys in here would be nice also
Not really obsessed about youth like some (No offense if you are), just want to see all players fight for the badge. If youth do come through, I'm happy of course.
So hope for an exciting, attacking game. Alexis and Lukaku need to shake off the rust and use this game to get up to speed in preparation for Spurs.
Chong and Garner on the bench. Hopefully they get some minutes.
Poor Fellaini, doesnt even get a start in the fa cup
Pereira will score today. Long range screamer
John O'Shea on the bench
I can't get over how Ole looks like an excited kid Really enjoying himself.
Come on United.
This. And if Andreas plays as a 10 it will all be congested with a left bias.
Where’s Gomes? Hope Chong gets a run out
Wouldn't be in our team
Jan 5, 2019
Also people expecting all the youth to start are ridiculous. These kids have never appeared for the club yet you expect a bunch of them to start?? Having 2 to come in on the bench is still huge. No greenwood is likely because of his knock, he'll get his chances.
Good thing I got ESPN+ to watch Ajax matches. The only reason I am able to watch this match in the states.
Like this line up. Second choice but still strong.
John o shea is still playing? Thought he retired
No but i hope the fans give him a shout at some point!
Looking forward to seeing Darmian at CB
Me too! But I meant he'd be playing
You have a fair point with the bit in bold mate and I sincerely hope he does it.
Andreas playing Matic role ?
So who among Fred-Pereira-McTominay is holding? Assume it's Scott?
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