Annoyed Jose: "Fantasy and PlayStation football"

Discussion in 'Manchester United Forum' started by GM K, Sep 13, 2017.

  1. Sep 13, 2017
    #41

    Minimalist Full Member

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2013
    Messages:
    7,143
    Think it's clearly just Mourinho knocking them back down a peg and focusing on the Everton match.

    The conditions were terrible last night and while there was some careless play, it was a pretty good performance overall.

    Think people are forgetting how early in the season this still is.
  2. Sep 13, 2017
    #42

    GM K Full Member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2017
    Messages:
    1,856
    :lol:

    Way to go mate. The real difference between United and the Gunners.
  3. Sep 13, 2017
    #43

    Mani Full Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2010
    Messages:
    6,345
    We could have been easily two down if their players where sharp enough in the box,agreed with what he say,you can't be sloppy especially in Europe, better teams could have punished us.
  4. Sep 13, 2017
    #44

    Raees Sporty Guy

    Joined:
    May 16, 2009
    Messages:
    22,550
    Location:
    Marcel DesBailly
    From where I was looking it was anything but fantasy. Was quite turgid in the first half.
  5. Sep 13, 2017
    #45

    Tom Van Persie No relation

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2012
    Messages:
    4,595
    He's right we can't be losing focus in matches even against weaker opposistion like Basel. I love that winning mentality from Mourinho.
  6. Sep 13, 2017
    #46

    Mickfoley New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2017
    Messages:
    153
    These are exactly the things we hated LVG for.
  7. Sep 13, 2017
    #47

    Red Katie Full Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2013
    Messages:
    9,360
    Location:
    Norway
    What things?
  8. Sep 13, 2017
    #48

    izec Full Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2013
    Messages:
    12,499
    Location:
    Lux
    Nobody lost focus, some lads just wanted to have fun and play more freely and with risk. The comments could have been made by Aloysius himself.
    If not against Basel, against who else can they enjoy themselves a bit on the big stage?
  9. Sep 13, 2017
    #49

    Android1974 Full Member

    Joined:
    May 24, 2016
    Messages:
    5,179
    That's why he kept him on and took both Martial and Mata off?
  10. Sep 13, 2017
    #50

    Mickfoley New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2017
    Messages:
    153
    Getting angry and frustrated when players try to express themselves. What better time for it than being 2-0 up in the group stages of CL?
  11. Sep 13, 2017
    #51

    Inigo Montoya Leave Wayne Rooney alone!!

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2008
    Messages:
    14,542
    The most accurate comment yet!
  12. Sep 13, 2017
    #52

    Inigo Montoya Leave Wayne Rooney alone!!

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2008
    Messages:
    14,542
    You clearly have no idea of our history in group stages
  13. Sep 13, 2017
    #53

    SirAF Ageist

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2003
    Messages:
    19,717
    Location:
    #Pogboom
    No, it's not. We hated LvG for not winning and playing turgid football. It's not that long ago we crashed out of the group stages either.
  14. Sep 13, 2017
    #54

    Red Katie Full Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2013
    Messages:
    9,360
    Location:
    Norway
    I think he wanted them to stay focused. You can't really compare Jose with LvG in that way.
  15. Sep 13, 2017
    #55

    MannyB Grammar Police

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2014
    Messages:
    3,845
    Location:
    In Daenerys' tent
    Nothing wrong with what Jose said.

    Rashford coming on at 2-0 and thinking it was OK to foolishly Ronaldo blast a freekick from 35 yards was crappy. No doubt only thinking about his debut record.

    That was some PlayStation story mode/fantasy shite, right there.
  16. Sep 13, 2017
    #56

    NotQuiteManc Full Member

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2014
    Messages:
    891
    Location:
    Relentingly Undecided
    Supports:
    Higher Income Tax For The Rich
    Meltdowns? Pppfffttt please.

    He has the right to criticise the players when their concentration level go down like yesterday. Even SAF did it before.

    All I can say if someone like Felli who is supposed to be limited can be more than decently 'tight' in his play and executions e.g. the backheel, why cant the supposed more talented players like Micky play more like that?

    I know it is Basel, but it is a worrying signs if they carry on with that kind of mentality, when it has been only 3 4 games into the season.
  17. Sep 13, 2017
    #57

    Vanya Full Member

    Joined:
    May 23, 2016
    Messages:
    226
    I wonder if people comment on the match without watching it?

    Any observer could have seen that Basel played better than us in the middle of the second half especially after going 2-0 down.

    It was not only a question of us giving the ball away but also that we lost our compact defensive shape when out if possession. Basel kept possession very well, passed the ball around at will in the middle and switched play with diagonals to create dangerous one v one and two v one situations at the edge of our box. A better/more clinical team would have scored.

    This problem has plagued us all of last season in the league - we lack the concentration and know how to kill games. If we continue to play like this after scoring we will keep drawing games. A top team should boss the opposition for 90 mins. That's what has Mourinho so annoyed and its completely justified.
  18. Sep 13, 2017
    #58

    el3mel Full Member

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2016
    Messages:
    6,725
    Location:
    Egypt
    Some people are heavily overrating the effect of manager criticizing players in the media. I have been saying that since the last season.
  19. Sep 13, 2017
    #59

    3KDré Full Member

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2015
    Messages:
    4,317
    I see nothing wrong with what he said. The squad needs to be kept on their toes.
  20. Sep 13, 2017
    #60

    RedDevil@84 Full Member

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2014
    Messages:
    4,384
    He is a manager. He has every right to criticize the attitude of his players. He is being pragmatic. PL is harsh. A minor lack of concentration could hurt us badly. The players need to be on their toes and should be hungry to finish off matches.
    There is nothing bad about winning by a huge margin.
  21. Sep 13, 2017
    #61

    RedDevil@84 Full Member

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2014
    Messages:
    4,384
    LvG slated our players for shooting. Scolded midfielders for trying to score.
  22. Sep 13, 2017
    #62

    SuperiorXI Full Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2012
    Messages:
    3,562
    Location:
    Manchester, England
    Mourinho is not the only one. We might have won 3 nill but I came away feeling annoyed at the performance.

    BT sport commentary especially made me laugh. Mikhitaryan our best player? He lost the ball countless times and was very undisciplined, scuffed two easy chances to score. Lindelof was never properly tested and apparently played exactly how Mourinho wants? It's like they were watching another match.

    It was just about satisfactory that game. Basel were shite and we should have hit them for at least 5.
  23. Sep 13, 2017
    #63

    Sigma Full Member

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2015
    Messages:
    8,190
    Location:
    Monstropolis
  24. Sep 13, 2017
    #64

    horsechoker Sailor vee, this is a right off.

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2015
    Messages:
    7,492
    Location:
    England is my city
    feck off Sony, I'm buying an Xbox now:mad:
  25. Sep 13, 2017
    #65

    el3mel Full Member

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2016
    Messages:
    6,725
    Location:
    Egypt
    That's BS, because Fifa has "park the bus" tactics for years now.
  26. Sep 13, 2017
    #66

    sunama Baghdad Bob

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2014
    Messages:
    9,365
    Indeed.
    There is certainly no meltdown.
    For the first time since Fergie left, when we face teams I am expecting us to steam roll opponents...and I'm liking that feeling.
    Everton will be the next team to get pummelled.
  27. Sep 13, 2017
    #67

    TimScoreboard Full Member

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2014
    Messages:
    231
    Location:
    South Wales
    Supports:
    Palermo
    I'm guessing he was referring to casual and lazy passes and players not staying in shape; so hardly fantasy football, but something that understandingly upset him. It's that, 'always expect the worse,' mentality he wants the players to have; he'd rather win 2-0 than 5-3. And thats not me being critical of Jose, thats just the way the bloke is
  28. Sep 13, 2017
    #68

    MZX7 @Vato @Varun @moses @Hectic @Solius

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2014
    Messages:
    1,235
    Location:
    New York
    Lindelof almost provided a goal scoring pass to their center forward. Also a nifty back pass from Fellaini (of all people) to Mata.
  29. Sep 14, 2017 at 18:26
    #69

    ShakeUnBake So, Aguero eh? Great Arsenal player

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2015
    Messages:
    975
    Supports:
    Ajax
    Well, that's a promotional gaffe from Sony UK. Giving an opinion about football is one thing, but to make fun of the manager of the most popular club in the world? What's he on about next time, religion?
  30. Sep 15, 2017 at 14:19
    #70

    RooneyLegend Full Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2013
    Messages:
    5,874
    He's so anti football that it amazes me that he was appointed as our manager, and Madrid's before that.
  31. Sep 15, 2017 at 14:32
    #71

    SirAF Ageist

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2003
    Messages:
    19,717
    Location:
    #Pogboom
    Not sure if serious?