Discussion in 'Manchester United Forum' started by Pogue Mahone, Jan 4, 2011.
Best game in ages. Thank feck. Bad Fletcher's been a problem all season.
Definitely his best game in ages. Need him to be in top form the last half of the season.
Aye. He's been rubbish this term but looked back toasted his best tonight. Hurrah.
He was shit against a lower table team. Fletcher and Gibson were the worst CM pairing I've seen from ManU EVER, even when you were in the Second Division
Yep, played well today. Good to see him back and play a full match. Gibson on the other hand is a bit of enigma. I am still trying to figure out exactly what his role is other than to try ans shoot from the distance...
Played with more tempo and some much missed aggressivity tonight.
A good game but far from the Fletch we saw last season and especially against Arse in the CL-SF two years ago. But a step in the right direction.
WTF? Most of his passing was quite poor. He made some really good ones as well, and he got around the pitch well, but it was not a thread worthy performance.
Back to making peterstorey look a twat. All is good with the world.
In after Peterstorey.
Looked better than he previously has done this season, and he pretty much had to carry the midfield on his own with Gibson dissapearing.
Yep. We only got shite players and are top of the league.
you really are funny...
You really need to stop WUMiung for no reason.
Will he start against Wiverpool after that............???
When did peterstory start acting like a child? I thought he was in his 50's or something.
Our CM didnt impress me today.
Fletcher was obviously the better of the two.
I thought he was decent, more like how he played last year, but still isnt there yet.
Start? You mean he's not always been like this?
did you just cut and paste that from another thread? v lazy I expect you to type your bullshit at least
ever hear of liam miller?
He was better than usual this season but some of his passing today was really bad. He lost the ball far too many times.
It was so good to see Carrick come on. He's just so calm and assured. He's far better at protecting our defense than any other mid we have.
Agreed Pogue, he was not lethargic tonight and some great long passing to find Nani on quite a few occasions though his short passing still needs a little tweaking. Not 100% yet.. his touch was still a tad rapey but a step in the right direction nonetheless.
Can a mod not 'ghost' peterstorey for a while? Every post just seems to be a windup at the moment, which is just what Scholesy got punished for.
I thought his touch really improved in the last 25 minutes of the game. He was controlling the ball well with his feet and his chest, and playing decent forward passes. Got better and better as the game went on.
No! Ghosting is shit, it will fuck up the threads. Either put him on ignore or don't respond to his posts if you find it annoying.
Honestly, I didn't think he was entirely super good, better yes, but still far from his best form.
Should cut out that dribbling in tight areas, losing the ball there could cost us ( Luckily it hasn't yet )
Well, at least it has been a positive display, Gibson wasn't too shabby either.
It was good seeing him get stuck into a few tackles. He's usually our most aggressive CM but he's been weirdly subdued all season.
I thought he was poor first half but good in the second. It doesn't help him playing alongside Gibson though.
Agree with this.
I thought he was good today. Not back to his best yet, but a good solid 7/10 performance and playing alongside someone as immobile as Gibson cannot be easy.
I thought that was good for him, but his passing and offensive impact were mediocre, I think he can do better than that. Although, yes it is an improvement just seeing him play with increased energy and aggression.
Why was peterstorey watching United when the game wasn't even on TV? Did Fulham v West Brom really not tickle your fancy Pete?
Try it on for size sometime going back to Charlton and Stiles - you won't find a more shite pair.
I suspect you over-exaggerate
This team wasn't great
Sky Sports | Match Facts | Chelsea v Man Utd - 9th May 2007
And surely Djemba-Djemba and Miller made some midfields really bad. What about some of our Carling cup midfields
I could. There have been some nasty pairings with Djemba-Djemba or Darren Ferguson in them for starters.
77/92 successful passes. Thats more than accurate enough for Fletcher.. as long as he's putting in a shift all over the pitch.
I always find this criticism of Fletcher amusing. At the beginning of the second half someone made mention of Fletcher giving the ball away for the rest of the game. So I watched him closely and he really wasnt that bad. the amusing thing to me is that both Rafael and Hernandez in the second half gave the ball away more than Fletcher but they dont get nailed for it.
The moment Fletcher gives the ball away just once in a game all the comments start.
Giggs, Rafael, Hernandez and Nani all lost possession more than Fletcher today.
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