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Fulham 0:3 Man Utd Post-match discussion

Sat, 09 February 2019

Paul Pogba image Man of the Match Paul Pogba
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Paul Pogba image 8.6 Highest Rated Player Paul Pogba
Romelu Lukaku image 5.1 Lowest Rated Player Romelu Lukaku
  1. Feb 9, 2019

    minoo-utd Full Member

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    That's absolutely impressive work by Ole. The way the players look calm and enjoying their selves on the pitch since he came, my God haven't seen that since SAF. Ole now IMO biggest candidate for the job.
  2. Feb 9, 2019

    FrenchRed Full Member

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    Definitely similar to the Ronaldo one, but also reminded me of the RVN one;

  3. Feb 9, 2019

    Tony247 Full Member

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    Thanks.

    I meant this goal from Nistlerooy
  4. Feb 9, 2019

    VeevaVee despite the protests, wears Ugg boots

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    Nice calm training session for midweek. Glad it wasn't strenuous
  5. Feb 9, 2019

    ArjenIsM3 Full Member

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    To be fair to Ole, hie team selection has been good. Rested some key players. Smalling, though not completely faultless, has been a masterstroke. Has had Mitrovic in his pocket. Shaw has played a very good match too.
  6. Feb 9, 2019

    Tiber Full Member

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    Working all day. Sounds like I missed a great game
  7. Feb 9, 2019

    Eckers99 Michael Corleone says hello

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    Nice win that also makes a mockery of the numpties who were bricking it about a few team changes.
  8. Feb 9, 2019

    antohan gets aroused by tagline boobs

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    Am I the only one that thinks of this whenecer that Ince pic comes up?

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  9. Feb 9, 2019

    Okey Full Member

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    Perfect day out wasn't it? Aside from Dalot and Lukaku who struggled, all starters were on the money. Successfully rested players. Took off others needing rest at the right time. 3 goals. Clean sheet. Couldn't have gone much better really. Tell me how good does it feel...
  10. Feb 9, 2019

    lex talionis Full Member

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    Resist the urge to hack away at some of our players today. True, we spent and spend a fortune on Mata, Lukaku and Sanchez bytbthryre sll squad players for us now and as squad players they all put in decent performances. Of course we should expect more from them but on a day we strolled to to 0-3 win it’s a bit harsh to demand more than they gave us.

    A solid win today which tees up high expectations for PSG on Tuesday.
  11. Feb 9, 2019

    wolvored Full Member

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    After a shaky start it was completely dominant performance. Martial Pogba Herrera Matic Jones Smalling Shaw and De Gea all had a very good game. Mata Lukaku and Dalot were the weak links. If Lingard and Rashford had have played we might have had a couple more goals. Sanchez fecked up when he only had the goalie to beat, when he got on. A fast RW and this team could challenge for the Premiership next year, under Ole.
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    wolvored Full Member

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    Ince like Parker is a cnut. The fact they were sold by Utd as we had better options has rankled with them all these years. Get over it!
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    wolvored Full Member

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    To be fair I was one of those and so glad I was wrong.
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    drmuji Full Member

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    Ahhhh. This one. Got it.
  15. Feb 9, 2019

    Sunny Jim Full Member

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    3:0 flatters Fulham. We should have put at least two more past them. Sanchez had a great chance and shouldve burried it.
  16. Feb 9, 2019

    matherto ask me about our 50% off sale!

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    Would've been nice to put 5/6 past them because they were there for the taking but I suppose we rightfully took our foot off the gas in preparation for midweek.

    Martial will be an absolute beast if he discovers the selfishness that brought him his goal and uses it more often. Part of me loves that he runs at defenders then looks to slip in a fellow attacker once he's drawn them in but sometimes I just wanna see him shoot or dribble past them like he did when he scored.

    Pogba was beyond outstanding, as was Herrera and Matic. Defenders played well and shut Mitrovic down completely whereas I bet over the past few years he'd have bullied them. Dalot was making me laugh with how good his stepovers were going forward too.

    They had a few chances early on and looked threatening but we settled down and they never really had a sniff after that. Always seemed like we had a player to pass to and we always seemed to win 50/50's and the next second we were on the attack and it was great to watch.

    So good right now.

    My first game at Old Trafford, sat there in the South Stand wearing a shirt with his name on the back and he scores not only a hat-trick but that goal. Ruud. :drool::drool::drool:
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    Matson New Member

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    We could have easily had a couple more as well. Lukaku and Sanchez just seem really low on confidence. I just don't see anything in lukaku at this moment in time. He's shown not much at all in the chances he gets and I'd rather us get rid of him.
  18. Feb 9, 2019

    moodyred Full Member

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    Was worried to see so many changes, but we gave a solid performance.

    When OGS took over, I said I would be glad to have the attacking football back, but top 4 is likely out of the question. He only took 2 months to prove me wrong.
  19. Feb 9, 2019

    Van Piorsing Lost his light sabre

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    Good win and no injuries we would know of before big matches.

    Happy.
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    Charlie Foley Full Member

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    You mean 2006/07. 07/08 Ronaldo didn’t score at Fulham, Hargreaves, Park and an own goal gave us a 3-0 win
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    Eli Zee New Member

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    Martials reaction when Herrera grabs him to celebrate is like “who the hell is grabbing my neck right now” then he sees it’s Herrera and he yells in celebration
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    drmuji Full Member

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    Yes yes. Sorry. But was an amazing goal. We were also attacking towards the our fans then. It was such an important goal, that one. Man!!!!! I miss Fergie and Ronaldo
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    Charlie Foley Full Member

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    It was an amazing moment and what a team we were back then!
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    Rampant-red New Member

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    Can we do it now next week ? Its so important we stop Livershite.
  25. Feb 9, 2019

    TMDaines Full Member

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    So, yeah, as I’ve said a few times, I didn’t think we were great today. Finishing was the main difference between the two sides as xG reveals. Football is such a high variance game when you can win this match 3-0 but draw 2-2 against Burnley with a far more convincing performance.
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    Tony247 Full Member

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    Both are going to play for a win. Will be interesting.
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    Organic Potatoes Full Member

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    Martial and Pogba were both playing with a confidence bordering on arrogance, and I don’t think that’s a bad thing from your two best attacking players.
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    Tony247 Full Member

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    We did not look tired after 70 minutes. Played well in rhythm throughout the match. Earlier players used to waste a lot of energy early on. But looks like Ole and his team worked on that and today players smartly conserved energy till the end.
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    WR10 Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018

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    I feel that a bunch of us had watched that Cristiano goal against Fulham multiple times in the build up to this game. I was thinking to myself that I would like to see Martial be that direct and quick with his fullback demolition. Well feck me! Surreal how history keeps repeating it self with United
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    gerdm07 Full Member

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    Some of my thoughts during the match...

    - Pogba is so fun to watch. Behind Messi, IMO he is the most fun player to watch in football and he will only get better. It boggles my mind that Mourinho didn't think build a team around him. By summer, I would bet he would be the most expensive transfer in the world. He is ours, though.

    - Martial had a good match with a goal and assist. However, he is just one of those players that surprises me when he creates an opportunity because I just expect him to lose the ball on the dribble, get his pass intercepted, over hit a cross, or let a defender nick a ball from him. If his decision making can improve he could be a top 10/20 player in the world.

    - I haven't looked forward this much to a United CL match in a long, long time. Can't wait for Tuesday.

    - Thank you OGS for bringing the joy back in United football.
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    This goal and martial Goal. Damn! I find so many similarities. I guess, Ronaldo's goal was still better as he took on 4 players and that too under so much pressure and game of such importance but still......
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    Lj82 Full Member

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    No he meant Ruud. Rvn also scored a solo goal against Fulham, dribbling half the pitch.
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    SATA Full Member

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    Still feels abit peeved we dropped that two points against fecking Burnley. But hey i can't ask for more from Ole!
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    drmuji Full Member

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    Yeah, got it. I actually started to consider Craven Cottage and forgot he was mentioning about that goal in OT
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    fezzerUTD New Member

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    Post match presser vs Fulham on youtube.
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    The Irish Connection Full Member

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    Quality performance all round! As graham sourness would say, in defence, midfield and attack :lol:
    Fulham have been better in recent games and I thought they fought hard for things and even looked better in the first 10 mins but we shut them down and then controlled the game completely.

    I reckon we could have conceded in the first 10 minutes under Mourinho.

    Shaw was excellent. As was Herrera.
    And the two center halves were brilliant.

    Maybe we don’t need any signings :p:devil:
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    GloryHunter07 Full Member

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    Pretty easy game tbh, although Fulham had a couple of decent chances but we always looked like we had it under control.

    I feel that we couldve scored more and boosted our goal difference but perhaps thats a bit greedy with the games we have coming up. Thought Pogba couldve been rested in the second half.

    Lukaku pretty meh again. Also, that Sanchez chance..
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    Lam Full Member

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    How wonderful it is to have those routine (even boring at stretches) away wins, without conceding, back? Missed those days where we had to dig for reasons to complain.

    Just out of curiosity- are Fred and pereira injured? I would have liked to see matic and/or Herrera subbed but we did not have any CM on the bench after mctominay. If they were available, then poor planning by the coaching staff.
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    Trizy Banned

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    www.fullmatchesandshows.com

    Brilliant site for full matches or highlights.
  40. Feb 9, 2019

    The Irish Connection Full Member

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    Great performance, could have scored more, and made changes.

    Dalot showed some good moments as well.

    Top 4!