He has been poor but he also has the quality to win us the game with a single kick, something I can't say of VdB.Bruno has lost his cool head and is rushing things. I would actually consider taking him off, get VdB on and push Pogba further up.
Agree. Better quality would make a difference. I think whilst Bruno clearly is massive for us, he offers nothing when it comes to retaining the ball.Glad we rode those first 30 minutes out, we grew a little but not enough.
Fred and McTominay do a good job, but I feel we need better quality in that area.
You can’t say the team selection is bizarre when 90% of the posters predicted 10/11 in the starting lineup!Pretty much, add that to Lindelof for some reason has started and our defense looks very shaky as a result and are afraid to push up. The midfield also don't have the luxury of pushing up high as they are covering for our defense.
Basically, the team selection is a bit bizarre all around.
Indeed United ‘hanging on‘ is bollocks. Liverpool’s xG will be low from that half.They've bossed possession but not really cut the defence open or created any real clear cut chances.
Too rushed on the counter with the ball, somebody needs to put their foot on it now and again and take control of it and hold onto it for a bit. Instead of hooking it forward and it coming straight back.
Exactly. Especially with Bruno basically playing centre forward we can’t afford to play with these two they offer nothing on the ball & even the stuff they are supposed to be good at (tackling, interception etc) they aren’t doing.Inclined to agree. We need a footballer in there. Just look at Thiago in the same role and the difference is stark.
I thought they were horrible to begin with, two headless chickens everywhere but nowhere (which the whole team was tbf), but they've grown into the game as it's gone on.McTom and Fred are a distinctly average CM pairing. This needs to be improved on.
Ole needs to show some balls and go for it. If you wanna win the league you need to go to places like Anfield and get a result.
I think tactics are correct. We look dangerous on the counter and Bruno needs just one ball to pass correctly and we're cruising.Sorry but Ole's tactic is wrong today.
We are only playing safe, counter and hopefully a corner or set piece. That's an absolute shame.
Mc Tominay can't do much today, so as Bruno.
To be honest, if we are going to have only 25% of the ball, whether we play 532, or dont play Bruno at all. He's absolutely useless in this system, only chasing shadows.
What is important, after good defending, is of course the use of the ball and only Fred and Pogba can do it, our full back are always too deep, Mc Tominay hides, Bruno really bad today. So it leaves only Fred, Pogba and Rashford to use the ball.
Ole is afraid and if Pool scores, what will we do ? Long ball to Rashford ?
They've had twice the possession and nine shots to our one. I dont think that's typical.Some of you on here must be new to football.
We are playing the champs at their ground and the champs are Liverpool.
Its a typical United/Pool game. Intense, scrappy, not many chances, everyone trying hard but inhibited by the importance of the game.
We are doing OK. Defending reasonably well, just need to create more and take the chance when it comes. As it will.
Mentality, let them worry about us a bit too.Last year,Ole had a template to handle Liverpool by containing the full backs . It's entirely different this year and they are getting lot of spaces. Not sure why he has moved away from it.
We love to handicap ourselves, just look at the midfield pair we have selected for today.At some point people will realise the inherent handicap of playing such a comically limited player in AWB - in an era where full-backs are vital outlets in both the possession and attacking phases.