In what big games did we play a back 6?
I think he's referring to the wingers having to track back so much so that they are basically playing as extra full backs.
So how often has that happened? We played on the front foot at Stamford Bridge in the FA Cup before the red card. We didn't have wingers playing as full backs in our recent games vs Liverpool, Arsenal and Spurs at old Trafford either.
It'll be a good measure of where we are versus the league leaders. If we can keep 11 on the pitch to keep it a contest this time!
Having said that, I'm not counting on seeing my 2nd win from 8 trips up tomorrow!
Will be my first United match, really looking forward to it. Atmosphere should be buzzing! Sitting in the Stretford End as well.
I just can't see Chelsea losing here, their team is too strong. And it will be important for Jose to not lose here as well. Will be a draw.
1-1 written all over it
The fact that Jose will setup to not lose is why we'll lose. He might get his tactics right but Hazard and co will find a way thru Bailly and Rojo.
We don't train. We recover from the previous match, then play the next match.
Does he ever smile? He look so depressed all the time. Hopefully a few trophies will pick his morale up.
No chance we win this.
This will be incredibly difficult match to win and had we been co-contenders for the title I would have seen the sense in giving it our fullest.
However we don't even look like making top 4, so I hope we play sensibly and try to avoid injuries so that we can focus on the EL. A dull 1-1 stalemate won't be the worst thing.
5:35ish "... In this moment to be, the best counter-attacking team in England... It is not to be criticised, it is an amazing thing". Does he really think we're the best counter-attacking team?
Hes talking about Chelsea.
Hes also making reference to the fact he was criticised there for playing counter attacking football.
The guy has a massive chip on his shoulder
Ah yeah, I've got the tone now. Cheers.
Would anyone else play a weakened team tomorrow?
I think he's also annoyed that Leicester were getting a lot of praise for their counter attacking football whilst he got criticism for it.
Not that what he said is justifiable.
Yes. Top 4 went weeks ago. It's all about Thursday.
I would. I would definetly rest Pogba and Herrera if I was manager.
There isnt a hope of making the top four, so I would concentrate on the Europa.
A boring sapping dull 90 minutes of forgettable 0-0 draw.
It's just a made up thing here.
In principle I would but we are generally so shit but I'm not sure there'd be a difference between a full strength team and a weakened one.
If ever there was a game I want Fellaini to start, its tomorrow. I would rest Pogba at least.
You aren't this manager. That thrashing at Chelsea and getting beaten in the cup, then all the flak he has had off Chelsea fans. Not sure his pride will risk them giving us a beating again.
I think tomorrow will probably put top 4 to bed once and for all.
Liverpool win and us losing will finish it so we can concentrate on the Europle League .
I have a feeling Jose might play a 5-3-2 system similar to Chelsea.
The only team @Lucky McLuckerson has lost to twice. I hope we win, but i think it will be the final straw in our top4 hopes.
Hope not, we should try to do what we did away in the cup, but not get a man sent off!
Think we played 352/532 that match.
Nah we didn't
I'm having a hard time believing Mourinho will play 3 at the back without Jones and Smalling and, maybe, Valencia. We would have no center-back on the bench and would be forced to change formation in case of an injury.
We did but it was very fluid.
Herrera just got rested.
Actually, I thought we played a very defensive 4-4-2 (or 4-4-1-1), with Valencia and Young as wingers.
Agreed, although not exactly very defensive
Not sure that'd be a good thing, we're just crap when the pressures on, the longer we keep 'two irons in the fire' the better.
Shall be cheering you on tmw
On the contrary our favors in Europe League is very good imo.
Our team seems to be more of a " cups team " rather than a " league team " . We get very good results on away matches and never lose on home . This can be pretty much enough to get you past most of the teams in Europe League without much difficulty but will never win you a league if you got problems winning on home .
I think this team will do fine in Europe League and will be easy to draw the teams into our tactics and pass them , while the league mission is the " mission impossible " with our schedule and and us needing 500 chances to score one goal.
Nah, don't see it, we have done well in EL becasue no one really cared about it early on, and we have played in the main rubbish teams, the LC again were pressure-less games in a comp no one is that bothered about.
We have been given chance after chance to break the top 4, and failed every time, something is fundamentally wrong with us when the pressure is exerted imo, or maybe we're just not that good, if we fall to Chelsea and make the top 4 unachievable then I'd fear for us on Thursday personally.
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