Rojo at LB

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    Jacky Quacky made eight consecutive posts about Fellaini once

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    What does Mourinho see in him to decide to play him there? Every game he plays at LB we mostly concede, remember how shocking he was at Hull?

    His position is only CB. Not good enough as a LB at all and it really shows. I thought we moved away from this when Jose said that Rojo was better as a CB.

    Its almost two completely different players when Marcos is at CB compared to LB
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    Wednesday at Stoke Full Member

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    He has one brainfart ever game no matter where he plays, it gets progressively worse at left back.
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    Bojan11 Full Member

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    Couldn’t you just post this in the performance thread?
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    BluesJr Full Member

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    Can't trust him, never will trust him.
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    Devil may care Full Member

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    This was a dire performance in general and topped off by choosing to play Rojo at LB over Shaw despite Mourinho openly saying Rojo was not a good LB.
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    van der star newprawn warrior Scout

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    Should have brought Lindelof on as RB and kept Young on the left. Rojo is a decent CB but that's about the only role he should ever play for us.
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    Pexbo has never watched Star Wars

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    I think he wanted Rojo because he knew they’d be playing the high balls into the area and Rojo is generally better dealing with those than Shaw.
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    AshRK Full Member

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    Horrible to watch. I like his passion and fight but he is so reckless that he should never be brought on to keep our lead. Better as a cb for me.
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    Jacky Quacky made eight consecutive posts about Fellaini once

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    I made it a separate thread since his position between lb and cb is a major cause for concern.
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    Mistake waiting to happen.
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    Devil may care Full Member

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    That's the problem with Mourinho, always looking at things from a fearful angle, Rojo almost put the ball in his own net to boot and Martial was playing at LB to cover his awful positioning, gotta start showng some trust to the better players instead of so much fear IMO.
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    Sing you a song Full Member

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    I think you are absolutely right it was obvious they were going to pump balls into the box so I understand why he brought him on
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    Lennon7 nipple flasher and door destroyer

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    Eh? He’s barely played there, not in a while.

    It was a weird sub though. Could’ve brought Shaw on, even Lindelof and reverted to 5 at the back with Lingard on the right.
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    sullydnl Ross Kemp's caf ID

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    Mourinho has said before that Rojo is a poor LB so I doubt it's something he wants to do too often.
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    Why is Shaw being considered below him is just mind boggling
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    @Raees sort it out dude :D Been a different player in the recent weeks instead of the solid defender prior to his injury.
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    But the issue with that is we lose attacking threat like Valencia and replace him with someone who can’t attack. Whilst Shaw is in between. But it gives West Brom the momentum and it resulted in Martial playing left back.
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    Di Maria's angel Captain of Moanchester United

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    Hull? That game was, what, nearly a year ago? Hes played there once time, and that was today and it wont happen too often.
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    Rojo is a monster
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    sincher "I will cry if Rooney leaves"

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    Rojo is consistent at LB.

    Consistently shite.
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    buckooo1978 Full Member

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    yes i cant understand it myself

    he's a mistake waiting to happen when he plays there
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    Shouldn't have played at all. Mourinho should have put Shaw instead.
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    cyberman Full Member

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    He played because West Brom were launching balls into the box and Shaw isn't that player.
    It's not that complicated. Shaw isnt half the player Rojo has been for a while now anyway.
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    milemuncher777 formerly kid777

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    Nail on the head.
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    engulfing Full Member

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    He didn't look 100 % fit. We started struggling the moment he came on. Other than being taller, shaw would probably have been better.
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    When trying to close out a game vs a scrappy low-table team, you don't pick a defensive sub based on their attacking prowess. If anything, Lindelof might've been the option...but not Shaw.
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    Livvie Executive Manager being kept sane only by her madn Scout

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    I'm struggling to stay positive with Jose. I've always wanted him at OT, but some of his decisions are bizarre. Luke Shaw was possibly MOTM on Wednesday - today doesn't get a look-in. Unless there's something we don't know, how can this be good for his confidence?

    Since when do we play defensively against a bottom of the league side?!
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    Mickson Full Member

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    Disgraceful decision to put Rojo on instead of Shaw and it nearly cost us the game. And I saw it coming too, that's the worst part.
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    Pecking order.

    Who out of Rojo and Shaw deserved to come on more based on their performances over the last few months ?
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    Livvie Executive Manager being kept sane only by her madn Scout

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    You're only as good as your last game. And Shaw was superb on Wednesday.
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    Freak Born a freak always a freak.

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    He came on ahead of Shaw because West Brom were beginning to pump balls into the box and Rojo defends those better than Shaw. He did not bring Lindelof because we needed to keep the balance with a left sided defender. It's really as simple as that, although I was also perplexed at the decision when it happened.
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    AltiUn likes playing with swords after fantasies

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    Apparently making a thread is the only way to make a point/give an opinion at the moment.
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    Raees Legal Guardian of the Football forums

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    It's tough coming back from injury. Shouldnt write him off just yet.
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    wiz4231 New Member

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    Shaw, MotM in his last 2 games, just imagine the confidence he would have given Shaw if he put him on. Stupid move not to. We lost all attacking threat from the left side when young switched
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    I've no time for Mourinho, and yes Shaw did play well against Bournemouth, but Mourinho made the right call today.
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    Livvie Executive Manager being kept sane only by her madn Scout

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    God forbid that we should ever use attack as a means of defence.

    And you know this, how?

    We lost a goal and then held on. Granted we don't know that anything would have been different if Shaw had come on - but we don't know that it wouldn't either. I can't see that there was anything constructive about Rojo's introduction.
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    I'm not sure we were all that interested in attacking down either flank late on, and Shaw will almost certainly start against Bristol City on Wednesday, baby steps
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    What, getting Rojo (a first-team regular when he's fit)up to speed with the busy Christmas period coming up isn't constructive ?
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    It doesn't matter where he plays as long Mourinho gives him the right instructions: "As soon as you get it, Row-Joe, just feckin' bewt it."
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    At LB which we are discussing he is, Rojo is a disaster waiting to happen he can’t play that position at all. Shaw’s last 2 games have both been man of the match performances he should have come on, picking a player because he offers more defending set pieces is fecking daft.