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  • Keane is spot on, and it shows time and time again against quality opposition how poor our midfield is. We're never going to dominate teams having such a soft centre, and giving away possession so cheaply in the middle.
  • eire-red replied to the thread Pogba is not a left winger.
    I think Pogba plays well from the left. My issue with him on the left is that we end up shoehorning Rashford on the right, and it upsets the entire balance of the team. Get a top defensive midfielder, and a dominant CB to partner Maguire and we...
  • eire-red replied to the thread Post match vs Liverpool.
    Their CB pairing was Phillips and Williams, so can't really use the Maguire excuse. Midfield not good enough, and Rashford is lost on the right. Same story every time we play a big team with our "best 11". No balance, and can't keep possession...
  • eire-red replied to the thread Manchester United vs Liverpool.
    Rashford terrible on the right again, but why does Ole keep selecting him? On current form, he should have been playing against Leicester, and Greenwood rested for tonight. Bizarre.
  • OK, so the players who have sold for the most money are both prolific goalscorers and creators. Of course you will take a player who can do both, that wasn't really the point of discussion to begin with though. Zidane is a strange example, he's...
  • It's an argument that is never going to have conclusive evidence either way. However, down the years, I think goal scorers have been the more valuable, and generally, teams with world class finishers have dominated. I'm thinking Lewandowski...
  • Tuanzebe and Bailly are a bag of nerves so far. They look so far off it for relatively experienced players.
  • Will be good to have him back available if he's fit soon. Problem is, I don't think Martial is the type of player that will accept being a squad player. It's a funny one for Ole. Martial is streaky, and constantly seems to need to play himself...
  • He's having a super season I think. At the start of the season I think he struggled with balancing his defensive duties while increasing his attacking contribution. It's been evident in the last few months that he's sorted that out, and is...
  • Midfield is killing us. Can't control the game with Fred and McTominay. Time and time again it's the same story. Pressing doesn't mean our forward line chasing the ball either and being played around. It's embarrassing to watch. The entire team...
  • eire-red replied to the thread Protest at Old Trafford.
    Reminds me of the scene from Galdiator when the senator says that the mob rules Rome. The message is pretty simple and powerful. They've postponed this game, what's stopping them do it again? Of course some people have gone too far, but that's...
  • eire-red replied to the thread Manchester United vs AS Roma.
    Neither Rashford or McTominay are having good games. What's the wait to bring on Greenwood? Roma look a shambles at the back, we can get another one or two here.
  • eire-red replied to the thread Manchester United vs AS Roma.
    Greenwood on for one of McTominay/Fred at half time. As we should have started then.
  • I get why Ole started James, but I think against the 1v1 press against Leeds, when you get the ball you want composure. We just need to string 4/5 passes together. I would bring on Cavani and Pogba, take off James and one of Fred/McTominay early...
  • The middle east investment has definitely tightened margins and increased the burden of continuous investment to stay competitive in modern football. I don't see this trend reversing, and owners like the Glazers, who want to turn Manchester...