Hes right though, when he was signed Nev was one of the only pundits that questioned it and tbh hes been proven to be spot on.God Nevills moaning about Mata..
Mata being dropped is most probably a tactical decision since LVG probably thinks he would be easily bullied off the ball (and he wouldn't be wrong).Banging on about Mata being a defensive liability. Who gives a feck. Someone should ask him if he thinks Messi is a defensive liability, because he does less running than Mata. It's just as ridiculous a statement.
tbf,he was not bad last game.He takes some time to get going doesnt he?I'll stick my neck out and say RVP is going to score today.That's true but surely if someone is to be dropped it should be RvP, he's literally done nothing in every game so far, he looks like he can't be assed playing football.
You said you wanted Januzaj to start because Rooney or Mata needed a rest and you're using Falcao playing as a striker and Rooney dropping into Mata's position for tactical reasons as proof of your point.
Nobody is getting rested, Mata is missing out because Van Gaal has made tactical decisions you doughnut. I never said we shouldn't change the XI, I said you were daft for suggesting we start resting players in September after 5 games played.
No it isn't, Messi plays up front and Mata's a midfielder. Midfielders are expected to help out defensively.Banging on about Mata being a defensive liability. Who gives a feck. Someone should ask him if he thinks Messi is a defensive liability, because he does less running than Mata. It's just as ridiculous a statement.
You're really overstating it. He's 19, not exactly gonna be Paulo fecking Maldini is he? The truth is he's come in and done his job very well. I agree he shouldn't be in the XI, but only when all of our defenders are fit- they're not atm. IMO Smalling should've started but for Evans, who's been much worse than Blackett.You think this is enough? Our standards are getting lower and lower each week..he is good on the ball, but defensively way too shaky.