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Man Utd 4:0 Crystal Palace Post-match discussion

Sat, 30 September 2017

Marouane Fellaini image Man of the Match Marouane Fellaini
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Marouane Fellaini image 8.3 Highest Rated Player Marouane Fellaini
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  1. Sep 30, 2017

    Jeffthered Full Member

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    Hurrah! Just keep getting those wins, goals and points on the board. The bigger tests are on the way, but we're in a good place. I'm a critic of Mata, so i am pleased he scored... I haven't seen the game, so it will be interesting to read about the performances, and watch the highlights. Palace are struggling, so we have to take that into account, but it's job done, v v well.

    Ashley Young has a great attitude and has great experience. Plays like a winner, and appreciates the week in, week out requirements. Not all about being 9, or 10 out of 10. It's working into a cohesive, strong, impressive unit. We are getting there.

    AND.. I must say, defensively it's fantastic. Another clean sheet. Superb.
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    lewwoo Full Member

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    Goal difference only makes a difference if we are equal on points after all games are played otherwise it's completely irrelevant.
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    Alex Styles Full Member

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    It's only palace lads. We're still shit.
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    All 3 United His tinfoil hat protects him from the Glazers. Verified Moaner

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    I didn't think we played very well tbh but 4-0 who gives one. Good time for the international break as I do feel our performances have been dropping off a bit. First partial test against liverpool in 2 weeks, bring it on!
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    The Bloody-Nine Full Member

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    And you have to go all the way back to 2012 to find the last time it was extremely relevant. Anyway, I think Ban was being sarcastic.
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    Salus Populi Suprema Lex Full Member

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    I had a tenner on 5-0 at 22/1.......Mourinho out :D

    On a serious note, the feel good factor is back. We're playing attacking football once again and are a joy to watch. I never understood where Mourinho's reputation for dull football came from. His Chelsea team of Duff, Drogba, Robben were terrific going forward, and his Real Madrid side was packed with goals. We couldn't have asked for a better start to the season, and you can see the confidence running through the team. For the first time since Fergie retired we look like big hitters who other teams fear.
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    lewwoo Full Member

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    Yes it's been a long day and I walked straight in to that one :wenger:
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    wolvored Full Member

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    Fully agree with that. We need to play football. How many balls were wasted hitting straight through to Hennessy? Lukaku is red and fast but hes not a ferrari!
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    SalfordRed1960 Full Member

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    At the start of the game I thought we were exceptional and the interplay was great, probably best under Jose so far. We then reverted to norm, being in total control, without really getting out of 3rd gear.

    Rashford and Martial are going to become very good players.

    Seems OTT to criticize a team that won comfortably 4-0, but we still waste so many passes.

    I am still waiting for Miki to show up. Mata was all over the place and contributing, but I sometimes wonder whether Miki is on the park.
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    Sandikan aka sex on the beach

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    First game I've not either been at or at least been able to watch due to a clash with my local team.
    Glad to see that early goal, as after that it was just a case of how many.

    4-0 cruise, and still sort of wishing for more goals is vintage United stuff.

    Only small clouds are City's form, and us not having played a big boy yet.
    Still, can enjoy it for 2 weeks now, and hope Pogba gets much close to a return over that period!
  12. Sep 30, 2017

    Utdstar01 Full Member

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    I thought we played rather average tbh so can only mean good things to play like that and win 4-0 :)
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    RedStarUnited Full Member

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    Same.

    Thought we were poor really but hey its a 4-0 win.
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    ManUtd1999 Full Member

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    That's really harsh. Not a great performance, but certainly not poor.
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    Utdstar01 Full Member

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    We were poor for a period, In between 20-40 minutes in the first half.
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    The Bloody-Nine Full Member

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    We were also excellent for a period. Between 0 and 20.

    To say we were poor overall is ludicrous.
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    Rozay Not good at posting fixture lists

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    Think it was a 'poor' performance personally, or at least an average one. Palace are a terrible team, but we didn't look that cohesive and wasted a lot of opportunities to build attacks.
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    Harry Harries Full Member

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    The Bloody-Nine Full Member

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    We won 4 nil and I can't really recall them having a clear cut chance. 'Poor'.

    I wasn't here for the LvG shit show. How did you people judge us then?
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    DomesticTadpole Doom-monger obsessed with Herrera & the M.E.N.

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    Let's just give City the trophy shall we and sell the players and sack the manager because we are obviously not good enough for some of you. We have just played at stupid o'clock in Russia and got back to England at stupid o'clock, so under the circumstances it was a good performance with a forward who I would say was carrying an injury.
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    Rusholme Ruffian Full Member

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    I think the last few poor years have addled people's minds. They are pining for a mythical time, which never existed, where we never lost the ball let alone a game, where our opponents never had a chance on goal and we scored goals at regular intervals throughout the entire game, week in week out.
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    RedStarUnited Full Member

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    I didnt think we played well.
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    Random Task Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018

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    The gulf in class between the 2 teams on show this afternoon was scary. We barely got out of second gear and still managed to dispatch that Palace team with consumate ease. You could barely call the game a contest.

    Really looking forward to the Liverpool game, a genuine test and a good opportunity to shut the naysayers up for good.
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    The Bloody-Nine Full Member

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    I think you're right. It would appear that we need to win 10 nil, have 95% possession, and not concede a shot in our own half, in order to reach a 'decent performance'.
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    Decent performance. We will need to sacrifice Miki against a better midfield and play Herrera or else we will get run over
    DDG - very poor with kicks today which was very surprising because normally he is very good with the ball at his feet
    Jones - another solid performance. Very composed with the ball at his feet
    Young - will play a very important role for us when we play the smaller teams as he gives us another option going ahead
    Lukaku - missed a very good chance. Glad he scored though as we need him to be at the top of his game
    Fellaini - glad to see him do well. He is not creative enough to play in a 2 man midfield but he is making good use of his other attributes
    Rashford & Martial - pure joy to watch them play when they are moving at pace.
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    Rusholme Ruffian Full Member

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    I remember when the only time you heard about possession was if you watched the Exorcist - it literally didn't register on anyone's radars - the only stat that counted was goals scored/conceded. I'm sure I heard a stat during the game today that said this is our best ever start to a Premier League season...well you wouldn't believe it if you got all of your information from reading the matchday threads on here, in fact you'd probably think we were in the relegation zone.
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    Grunge Full Member

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    Job done. I'm glad Lukaku spoiled my 3 nil prediction.
    Bailly being benched could be just a rest but his game has not been quite as sharp this season as previous so maybe a lesson?
    The Jones-Smalling combination against Palace (and almost anybody else) was typically effective today. Young instead of Blind makes us a better team but again, I don't think the score would have been much different with either. Blind could've done with a few minutes playing time.
    I'm not surprised Fellaini was fit but surprised to see him start. Got goals today Herrera probably wouldn't but again had Herrera played, the result would likely have been more or less the same.
    Matic gave the ball away a bit more than usual today and perhaps a little tired after Wednesday but was always busy defending and quick to go forward, so no real complaints.
    The same can be said of Mkhi and a couple others but I felt there was always another gear had we needed it.
    Good result. Now onward and upward.
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    cyberman Full Member

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    Is it a coincidence that our left side comes alive when we have a left footed striker up front? Add in Mata and our strikers are sweeping chances in rather than having to let the ball roll across their body and closing the space down.
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    JustAFan The Adebayo Akinfenwa of football photoshoppers

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    One goal difference actually
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    Random Task Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018

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    Stockholm Syndrome? Probably the wrong phrase to use in such a situation but it's the best I can come up with after a few beers unfortunately.

    Either way, it's going to take more than a "good start" to convince the negative corner of our fanbase. Performing well and perhaps even beating the dippers will go along way in convincing them that we are the real deal.

    Can't wait for the game to be fair, working my ass off to get myself tickets for the game as we speak :mad:
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    Rusholme Ruffian Full Member

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    If we lose that game I don't know what will be worse, the fact that we've lost to Liverpool, or the tidal wave of negativity that will engulf this place...
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    Robertd0803 Full Member

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    Im enjoying these 4-0s and probably the very first game in a long time that I had no doubt or worry about the result. Love how we are winning the games we expect to win comfortably now, takes me back to when Fergie was in charge when I felt that last.

    Was hoping bizarrely for 6-0 but glad Lukaku got the 4th.

    Also havent said this yet but jeez Palace are completley shagged.
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    kouroux 45k posts to finally achieve this tagline

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    I'd have taken a 1-0 win so 4 goals is :drool:worthy to me
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    Icemav Full Member

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    Brilliant performance. Palace were up for it and we still smashed them. Competitive game but we are attackimg with bad intentions and trusting our defence.
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    Icemav Full Member

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    We looked the business today. I am surprised how well we played.
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    DomesticTadpole Doom-monger obsessed with Herrera & the M.E.N.

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    Think people also have to realise that the City game was Roy's first game. He has had time to work with them a bit more, so four goals past a side that might be improving defensively, they are still toothless up front though. They badly need Zaha back.
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    Rusholme Ruffian Full Member

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    Exactly. Some people think that just because Palace have had an awful start to the season that they would automatically roll over for us - but if anything the opposite was probably true. They are not a dreadul, newly promoted team full of championship level players who are already relegated and have nothing to play for. I thought we were very professional.
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    Icemav Full Member

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    Yep, I thought we beat a quality side today. They played well and were very determined but we took the game from them with quality goals. Best peformance of the season thus far imo.
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    crossy1686 Full Member

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    Take this as you will, this is the 3rd time 3 seasons I’ve turned a United match on and we’ve been 1-0 up before 5 minutes. If that’s not the sign of massive progress,
    I don’t know what is.
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    DomesticTadpole Doom-monger obsessed with Herrera & the M.E.N.

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    It is real progress, when you think of all the games we couldn't score in the first half under LvG. It was painful.