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Pre-match press conference - West Brom (13:00 GMT)

Discussion in 'Manchester United Forum' started by top1whoisman, Dec 16, 2016.

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    top1whoisman Meet the press(conference)

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    Zoo Full Member

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    Be interesting to see if Smalling walks straight back into the team or not. Dont think he deserves to personally
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    DomesticTadpole Doom-monger obsessed with Herrera & the M.E.N.

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    Neither do I. Rojo might have you watching from behind your hands sometimes, but him and Jones have built a good understanding.
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    Nah, I'd rather keep Jones - Rojo to be honest. But it's good to have another experienced CB at the bench when Bailly is out.
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    JJ12 Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    If only he could cut out that ridiculous 2 footer.

    Its incredible how stupid he is to have done it twice in 2 weeks.

    Other than that he has been fantastic.
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    Clas Sified Full Member

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    Don't think he will. Even Bailly wasn't put straight back into the team as a CB and he was better than Smalling prior to their injuries.
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    Maradona10 Duncan Castles

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    Smalling like bailly might end up playing right back for now. He will add height to our backline as we will need that against west brom.
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    JJ12 Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    Please say Mkhitaryan is available :angel:
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    Valencia will obviously play RB.
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    Yup, that combined with stuff like the passport incident makes it clear he's a daft fecker :lol: But credit to him, I really enjoy watching him play these days!
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    DWelbz19 Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    Excellent news.
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    The criticism of Smalling is all centered on his performance against Chelsea in which I believe he was injured all game.

    It was a very poor decision by Jose to play him as he did not trust Rojo who has proven him wrong since.

    Smallings mobility was clearly severely impacted in the match and that performance has led to people forgetting his many excellent displays particularly last season.

    He is still an excellent option at CB.
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    kr0nix Full Member

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    I hope not. If memory serves, the last time he played right back on a regular basis was in 13/14 and was pretty abysmal at it. Valencia please.
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    top1whoisman Meet the press(conference)

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    Don't know why Valencia wouldn't play RB, been one of our best players this season. Strong as feck, can handle himself decently in the air, too.
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    DomesticTadpole Doom-monger obsessed with Herrera & the M.E.N.

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    He will play RB. I think some have got it in their heads that he is injured not just suspended for one game.
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    JJ12 Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    I'm assuming @Maradona10 thought Valencia was injured or still suspended
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    top1whoisman Meet the press(conference)

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    Probably true.
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    SqueakyWeasel Full Member

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    'ere we go …

    That Pogba ad is really great IMA! :lol:
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    DomesticTadpole Doom-monger obsessed with Herrera & the M.E.N.

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    Ibrahimovic needs a rest
    He shouldn’t have started some of the Europa League games.


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    Mourinho says Ibrahimovic is almost undroppable. "He is doing phenomenal. Tomorrow he is going to play again, then one week to rest."

    1:01 PM - 16 Dec 2016
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    DWelbz19 Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    Bit much, that.
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    SqueakyWeasel Full Member

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    Smalling OK

    Bailley, Mkiki and Shaw out
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    Mourinho hails British coaches
    Some hope for the homegrown coaches.


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    Jose: "If you manage big teams, you have targets impossible for Pulis, Pardew, Hughes, Moyes. Brit managers not looked at like they should"

    1:01 PM - 16 Dec 2016
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    JJ12 Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    Not referring to the person who posted it.

    Just gutted Mkhitaryan and Shaw are still injured.
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    Mourinho feared Bailly would need surgery
    “I don’t know. No surgery, we thought maybe meniscus by the movement on the pitch but it’s a question to see the evolution and hopefully we have him for the last two matches.”

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    CHANCE TO MAKE UP GROUND?
    Jose was asked at the press conference if he sees the busy Christmas period as an opportunity to close the gap to the top four. He replied: "Half-way through the race is not until 31 December, but I would say for the first half of the race it would be almost impossible to be in the top four. But, one thing is to be 15 points from the top four, another is to be five points from the top four."
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    DomesticTadpole Doom-monger obsessed with Herrera & the M.E.N.

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    Mourinho on possible departures
    “I never stop people from getting a different direction. If that moment arrives in January we have to react.”

    It arrived for this man on the left in 2014:

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    Mata joined United in the 2014 winter transfer window
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    :lol: Your reporting on the facts really doesn't convey the impression of Jose turning up, to a press conference, dressed as an elf and dishing out presents to all the journos. Much is the pity ;)
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    TARGET FOR YULETIDE
    The manager continued on the topic of accumulating points against West Brom, Sunderland and Middlesbrough: "What we have to try to do in these three remaining matches [in December] is be in a position that gives us a chance in the second part of the season," he said. "We are playing really well; if we can transform performances into results, we have a chance."
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    Think he is more in a grinch mood at the moment.:)
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    SqueakyWeasel Full Member

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    Mourinho optimistic about extending winning run
    “What we have to try to do in these three remaining matches [in December] is be in a position that gives us a chance in the second part of the season. We are playing really well; if we can transform performances into results, we have a chance.”

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    LATEST ON LUKE AND HENRIKH
    As well as repeating the line he gave to MUTV earlier about Bailly being unavailable and Smalling making his return, the United manager told the assembled journalists that "Shaw and Mkhitaryan are still out."
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    I'm a big fan of Smalling, and I still think he's our best pure defender. But I agree. If Rojo and Jones continue to perform, then there's no need to change that. If it ain't broke, and all that. He may need to wait for a dip in form or fatigue/injury. Even Bailly hasn't walked back in, and he was excellent up until his injury. I think Mourinho is very happy with the current pairing.
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    The Man Himself asked for a tagline change and all I got was this.

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    Surely taking the piss.
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    JJ12 Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    I'm not sure what he's trying to say
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    top1whoisman Meet the press(conference)

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