Discussion in 'Manchester United Forum' started by Pexbo, Apr 20, 2017.
This. Any news on Rojo btw?
Bit pointless speculating but it would be a real shame if that's it. I've loved having him here.
Many times spending his time on the treatment table have made him a phd expert.
In Dr. Shaw we trust.
But seriously, this is a funny season, long term injuries have afflicted our two most injury-immune players - Zlatan and Mata. They've contributed significantly with goals and assists. Zlatan however, I bet will return back and probably play the last three games of this season.
I think that is the problem though. When he's not suspended, he plays, and he plays the full game 99% of the time. I think we'd all love to have Zlatan as a rotation option and sharing that time up top with Rashford, and possibly Martial, but even though he's our top scorer, bizarrely he's often our worst and most frustrating player. He was last night, and he's had a number of games like that.
I love the guy, and I hope we have him for another year, but I also hope we see a little bit less of him and have him used a little more sparingly. Give Rashford and Martial some time and give Zlatan time to recover.
It'd be a shame for him not to see out the season now, and a big miss for him and us if we get to the EL final and he can't play
Mourinho's interview on the ITV highlights show last night doesn't provide much cause for optimism regarding either Zlatan or Rojo, his face and demeanour said it all, let's wait and see but I think he said it much more in hope than expectation. If it is bad news in both cases, there is cover there in the squad, but any more injuries will stretch things severely. Wouldn't be surprised if we see more of TFM, Tuanzabe and also Carrick at CB before the season is out. I think there will be a lot of changes for the Burnley game but it will be interesting to see what the lineup is for the derby match, Mourinho surely won't risk resting players in that situation, as a win would put United back in contention for top 4.
Mourinho's management of the squad is going to be severely tested over the coming weeks, with or without the injuries to the two aforementioned players, but he has the nous to do it and hopefully the players will all pull together to put in some hard shifts from now til the end of the season.
We might struggle with the Burnley match with having to play an extra 30mins and now the injuries.
If we don't win that one then the need to play full strength teams in the league matches becomes less important as our chances of top 4 will be severely dented.
Zlatan's injury couldn't have come at a worse moment of time for us regardless of his poor performances recently. Zlatan's injury coupled with Rojo's will only mean Fellaini is now a certain starter for most of the remaining matches of the season due to the decreased height in the team while defending set pieces.
It also means our two best goalscorers in Zlatan and Mata are injured and now Mourinho would be forced to give more game time to Rooney . He always needs a run of games to play at a decent level after being out of the team for an extended period. So, it is more likely we would see the Rooney we saw at the start of the season hindering our attack.
Done for the season I reckon. Massive blow losing our top scorer (and seemingly the only man capable of scoring in the league regularly).
I think Ibra's colleague and former United player Henrik Larsson also had an ACL/PCL injury when he was 'old', 33 (?). I think it was during his time in Barcelona but he came back after a 6 (?) month rehabilitation period, but got faster. So I really do hope that this isn't the way the big guy ends his career if it still might be a severe injury.
I believe quite a few on here will secretly be disappointed if this is true.
I have to agree with you here. On point.
I don't think he is going to stay regardless of injury or no injury. It can't get better for him at United than this season. Plus winning a trophy in a stadium where they are going to put a statue of you outside? Perfect way to go out and head to the U.S.
To be fair, Fellaini is actually pretty impressive these days. He looks hungry and determined to shame the boo boys.
Goalscoring spread has also improved from the days of depending almost entirely on Zlatan ( and Mata at times). Miki has scored three goals in his last three. Rashford has scored three in his last four and in between, players like Lingard and Herrera have pitched in goals.
When Zlatan is on the field, he attracts more attention, which makes it easier for the kids to make runs and find space. His hold up play and knock downs would also be missed. Zlatan + Fellaini in the box has given opposition problems.
We'll smoke 'em out. It's time to clear this thing up. Can't have supporters with that kind of attitude towards our own players. I have a feeling the same users will be moaning next season over Rashford playing when we should be buying other players. fecking hell, just look at Real Madrid - Rashford wouldn't even be playing in their youth academy. We definitely need to restore our high standards.
If you look at a list with goalscorers across Europe and you study that list. Do you think ANY other teams fans WOULD BE WISHING THEIR TOP SCORER IS OUT FOR THE REST OF HIS CAREER??????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Agree about the goal scoring but with a match every 3-4 days from now until the end of season would mean Jose would be rotating Rashford and Mkhi to protect them from any further injuries which would leave us short of enough goal scoring options in certain matches.
Can we get an update soon please?
Then they're soft in the head.
I think with the Burnley game coming so quickly after last nights 120 minutes plus the new injuries as many players as possible will be rested on Sunday. I seriously doubt Mourinho would contemplate putting out anything less than a full or near full strength team in the City game, if nothing else, United just don't want to lose that one, regardless of the big picture of the whole season. EL must be the priority now, but a win next Thursday would be another morale boost plus put United back in the frame for top 4.
just read something about an italian newspaper saying it's not looking good. i really hope that's not the case.
Tbf, isn't that almost what everybody got from Mou-Mou's quote as well?
And sick in the head. I don't ever want to see that happen to anybody, friend or foe. It didn't look good, and I wouldn't expect him back anytime soon. But in a way it just may keep him at United for another year and then move on to LA after that, which I had a feeling may have been the plan all along. The MLS will take him at 37 for a couple years just for the star power, even though it's not the weak-kneed garbage league many believe it to be. Regardless, I hope his recovery is swift and he stays on with us at least another year.
Trust this to happen just a day after I put him in my wife's Fantasy Football team, sorry guys fingers crossed it isn't as bad as it looks.
Unfortunate choice of words...
Ouch. Yep. My bad.
What a fecking fanbase we have
Di Marzio says it looks likely he's done his ACL.
EDIT: Sorry, here is the article in question, from his website; http://gianlucadimarzio.com/it/manc...pre-piu-probabile-nel-pomeriggio-la-risonanza
Jesus. Career ender?
But. But.. Shaw said he's fine
Not necessarily. Depends on him. Will he still have the hunger to get back? If he has, he could actually play till he's 40. He could try to get back, mainly because of the way it would end. An injury isn't the best way to end such a nice career as he's had.
Henrik Larsson got injured when he played for Barcelona with a torn ACL at the age of 33 and he got back and continued for a couple of years. At least that's how I remember it about his injury.
Lets hope its not serious
I'm just going to go with Shaw's diagnosis. Though that is purely because I like the look of it better
How many months would he then be out? 9-10?
If he had done his ACL then would he be walking around, i suspect not!
If he has done his ACL, I bet he regrets not signing a contract extension sooner.
This actually happens quite a lot.
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