Recent content by criticalanalysis

  1. Chris Smalling | 2019/20 Performances

    Is he still eligible for us in the Europa League? Imagine if he starts for us and establishes himself! Would love to see anyone not named Passivelof to get a chance tbh.
  2. Is Roy Keane actually a good pundit

    I think it's a comment about professionalism and having indvidual standards with the tongue firmly in cheek. I don't have a problem with it. He's not exactly saying things like 'KDB - 20 asissts, that's his job'. It's more like De Gea making a one handed point blank save, which is spectacular...
  3. Victor Lindelöf | 2019/20 Performances

    To those saying 'he hasn't made mistakes costing a goal' and 'show me the statistics where he's had a negative influence', that's like me saying Lingard had a high pass completion rate as an attacking midfielder and did a lot of pressing from the front. That's not the actual fecking point...
  4. Fred | 2019/20 Performances

    Is this another case of the Herreras? Am I overrated his ability? Is he being under used? Will he have another (third?) wind and find his place back in the squad again? For me, Fred's pitch coverage and his other all around ability is why I would like to see him in midfield in place of...
  5. Vida's piece on Rio from UTD website

    Obviously it's a team game but even in isolation and trying to 'judge' with all the stipulations, the bolded bit is where we just value and see things differently isn't it? The last Utd player I felt, who had that influence was Fletcher. His peak was short but my word was it great. I often felt...
  6. Vida's piece on Rio from UTD website

    I agree. That's such an obvious comparison but I've never thought of it that way before. To me Vidic was simply the best defender, who reached a higher peak, consistency and did 'more'/was more effective on an indiviual level in relation to his influence on the team. Of course I'm not...
  7. Is Sterling the best english player at the moment?

    Of course they do. Whenever a 'greatest premier league striker' thread comes up, it's used to provide context when comparing Aguero to your Shearers. As for De Bruyne, it's the same when people say Pogba should be putting up him figures (from deep midfield without the same calibre of team...
  8. Paul Pogba | 2019/20 Performances

    Good post. Tbh I agree with a lot of what you've said. I guess when it comes down to I usually base my judgements on two main things 1) the player's individual performance 2) the platform provided to perform (relative to their ability, their role in the team and then the general team play). 1)...
  9. David de Gea | 2019/20 Performances

    It probably was but read the rest of my post! That clip you showed is probably a good example of what I'm trying to say. It was a fairly high temp training session and he's up for it, so he's performing well. During the regular season, I fear he's just not getting anything from training, from...
  10. David de Gea | 2019/20 Performances

    Okay so totally out of context I know for a one minute clip..but anyone annoyed by that 'training' drill? The feck was those shit lofted kicks, which were almost passed to De Gea? My biggest problem with him apart from the mistakes is that I just don't think he's being pushed hard enough in...
  11. Paul Pogba | 2019/20 Performances

    Pogba is arguably our player, who shows for the ball most and the most positionally disciplined when we have the ball. Off the ball/defensively, no arguments he's simply not as sharp as a Fred but on the ball Pogba is the one midfielder that tries to play like one. Try rewatching some of our...
  12. Is Sterling the best english player at the moment?

    You are massively underrating Rashford's ability, game intelligence and Guardiola's coaching ability. Rashford even when he's been poor is more involved in build play and plays a good 10-20 yards away from goal than Sterling. Not to mention the quality of his team mates, the system etc. Any...
  13. Paul Pogba | 2019/20 Performances

    Agree. I said the exact thing earlier: The one thing people need to be aware of when saying things like 'Bruno still gets results despite playing poorly because of his output with those high-risk/high-reward passes' is that our team is practically built for your Rashfords and Bruno to take all...
  14. Gary Neville was dead to me

    The massive glaring context here is, who is going be playing as the centre forward? Rashford, who's found his monster form pre-injury and plays better on the left? A 19 year old Greenwood, who's basically played practical 0 games at CF for us and where most of his game and impact is when he pops...
  15. Paul Pogba | 2019/20 Performances

    I've said it previously that it's a travesty how our most gifted player on the ball, probably had the fewest touches for all the good positions he was in. Say what you want about him but in that midfield three, you could argue that he was the only one that was trying to play to a 'system'. I...