What happens when we come up against decent opposition? | Lads, it's only Spurs!

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  1. Dec 25, 2018

    Denis79 Full Member

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    Matic went in as a CB everytime Shaw and Young went in the offensive.
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    The team is not fully adapted to Ole's team yet, I have seen Matic forgot to come back in CB with CB staying wider to prevent counter on both flank couple of times, we have zero width threatening from fullback because they didn't take on men much even if they stay high, that force Martial to take on men on left and created chances for Rashford and Lingard but fecked up because they weren't expecting passes, imagine if Shaw does the same thing as Martial by taking men on successful, that would be likely goal assuming Martial get to shooting position when Shaw take men on.
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    I think we'll set up a bit defensively. So, I don't think we'll score 5 but then I don't think we'll concede in those games as well.
    So, we'll beat those sides 4-0
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  5. Jan 6, 2019

    Sassy Colin Death or the gladioli!

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    Time to bump this, I guess.

    The big test of how far we've really come in the last month is next weekend.

    Defence is likely to be our biggest weakness.
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    T00lsh3d Full Member

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    I am nervous whenever we concede a set piece/corner. We’re just not convincing defending them....don’t know if that’s me or it’s an actual problem
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    Gopher Brown Full Member

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    It’s important that we don’t overreact if we lose, even if we get beat we are making good progress under Ole and he has to be in the list for permanent manager.
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    VeevaVee despite the protests, wears Ugg boots

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    Agreed. The points and a fantastic performance would be great, but we've not been under Ole long, and under anyone for any length of time it'd be a big challenge.
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    Outscoring Spurs is the only way we’ll win. Of the Five games we’ve played I think a stronger, more clinical attack would have scored a bag more goals! Spurs are one of the inform attacking teams currently and holding them off is one of the biggest tests in English football.
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    Cheers Michael Owen.
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    :D
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    Lynty Full Member

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    Win or lose. It’ll be end to end football
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    Great post. I couldn't agree more.

    So nice to see a true United man in the dugout and genuinely wanting what's best for the club rather than his own CV.
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    We have a team that can match Spurs. IMO the last defeat to them was an anomaly, we beat them last season with exactly the same team they have last year in both fixtures. Son is missing which is good news for us.

    I'm not worries about losing so much, more then manner in which we lose. If it's an open game like City v Liverpool and we lose I won't be worried at all about our progress. If we get totally walked over like we did against Liverpool it will sound alarm bells.
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    I'm certainly not going to overreact because Spurs are a more organised team than us, and our defence is total shambles. It'll be an expected result for us to lose to them in our current state. But we'll have a go, and it'll be a lot more offensive from us than the last few times we've played them away, so that'll be a nice change.
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    AngryCroat New Member

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    We should have fun against Spurs and enjoy the match.. More important is to get 6 points against Brighton and Burnley..
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    Beaucoup Full Member

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    This is Ole’s first real audition for the job, should be interesting to see how he does.
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    We'll lose. Our defence is abysmal, midtable quality.

    However, it's not a big deal as Im confident Ole will take maximum points against all lower level opposition while improving the goal difference and the season will end up not being that bad in hindsight, compared to when Jose was here.
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    Adisa likes to take afvanadva wothowi doubt

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    Ole has been here for two weeks. A loss or win against Spurs is not real sign of progress or lack of.
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    See thats the one good point, we wont get wanked over like this because mou didn’t fancy us to attack. Now with Ole it’s a different story. He wants us actually to go at teams and not just when we are chasing from getting down in the game.

    And even if we lose, it wont be anything like the liverpool game, because we will fight till the end
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    Di Maria's angel Captain of Moanchester United

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    South Korea play tomorrow, so surely he'll be there.

    Edit: Well, looks like he will be available.
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    BluesJr Full Member

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    Yeah his last game is against us.
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    There will be an overreaction irrespective of the result.
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    Great analysis!:lol:
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    If we beat all the 'shit' opposition and lose to all the 'good' opposition, we'd still have more points that if we beat all the 'good' opposition and lost to all the shit ones...

    Philosophy...:houllier:
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    Stepney73 New Member

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    Just keep progressing the way we have been and address those well known squad issues in the summer.
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    It's no doubt his first real test.. He's basically just let our (very good) players off the leash a little, and it coincided with 5 easy (as easy as the get really) games. Which is great. Momentum and belief mustn't be underestimated in football. But the better the opposition, the more you need a plan.

    If you play a certain way and have total belief in what you're doing you get the City Liverpool game. Which is great - I haven't seen a proper heavyweight match like that in the league for years - but you need that utter clarity of play that I think Pep and Klopp have instilled.

    We're just good players. So I think Ole will be a little more reserved in our setup. It'll be a more Jose like performance. But hopefully, of we keep it tight our quality will get it's chance to shine. Unlike a Jose performance I expect us to have a dominant period .

    Totally fascinating really.. I won't blame Ole if we lose every big game for the rest of the season, as long as he keeps moral high. And if he blows everyone away....... Well then feck it, give him the job.
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    We will find out next week when we meet Tottenham. We certainly need to tighten up at the back and midfield.
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    It'll be very interesting.

    Personally I think Spurs are favourites to win. We still concede too many chances to the opposition and players like Kane and Eriksen will punish us.

    Some on here have elevated Ole to Zidane and Pep levels of greatness already and this has not been helped by the fact we've won our first five games on the bounce.

    Our expectations have skyrocketed since Jose's sacking, but the fact of the matter remains Ole is an interim manager who has been brought in to steady the ship, play attacking football and get the fans on side until the end of the season when we can hire someone with more managerial clout.

    It's not the end of the world if we lose next weekend, though to some it may as well be considering the reactions after the Reading win.
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    Tottenham are decent. Nothing more. The only games I'll be worried are world class teams like City, other great teams of Europe and Liverpool because it's us vs them. Don't know if we'll win against Spurs but I'm sure the team has given us more reasons for optimism by the way we approach games. Spurs away is not going to change that.
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    Squad quality wise we are among 3rd/4th in the league. (Better than Chelsea & Arsenal, level with Spurs.)

    So if we perform normally, we will look like a 3rd/4th team.
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    Mr.Ridiculous__ The name says it all

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    Let's take it to the cnuts.
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    We win?

    Whatever happens against Spurs is not going to determine things one way or the other.

    This season we have gained a grand total of 2 points against the top 5 so it couldn't have been much worse.

    People saying that we would have won the last five games anyway is nonsense, there was no guarantee we'd have won any of them, never mind all five.
    Bearing in mind we have already lost to West Ham and Brighton and drawn with Southampton, Palace and Wolves.

    Most importantly it is the way we are now approaching games, looking to go forward, not being afraid of the opposition and the players expressing themselves.
    As Ole says we expect to win every game. No doubt we won't but we're not going to hide.
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    2cents Full Member

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    The last five years has conditioned me to fear the worst here.
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    Bobski Full Member

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    Spurs are good but they are just after losing 3-1 at home to Wolves. We don't have to go full Mou and build them into something they are not. Good side but they have their weaknesses we can exploit, lost 5 league games already, the same as a woefully performing(until recently) Utd.
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    Yes, no doubt, that's the only thing we can be absolutely sure of when we meet the better teams. But if we win or lose it's not as easy to know for sure anymore. It shouldn't do that, but it actually feels very positive! :)
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    It's going to be interesting game and I feel we shouldn't overreact if we don't win. Take it easy enjoy the game and see how we play vs Spurs.