Recent content by eire-red

  1. Which is harder scoring or creating chances?

    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 one of the all time greats of the game. What about...
  2. Which is harder scoring or creating chances?

    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, Ronaldo, Messi (although he perfectly fits both)...
  3. Manchester United vs Leicester City

    Tuanzebe and Bailly are a bag of nerves so far. They look so far off it for relatively experienced players.
  4. Anthony Martial | 2020/21 Performances

    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 into form. I don't see how that works if he's a...
  5. Aaron Wan-Bissaka | 2020/21 Performances

    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 churning out quality performances on a consistent basis.
  6. Aston Villa vs Manchester United

    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 needs to press.
  7. Protest at Old Trafford | Man Utd vs Liverpool postponed

    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 the nature of almost all protests. The underlying...
  8. 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.
  9. Manchester United vs AS Roma

    Greenwood on for one of McTominay/Fred at half time. As we should have started then.
  10. Leeds United vs Manchester United

    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 in the second half to switch up our approach.
  11. Repercussions of ESL failure (Investment)

    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 United into a profitable business should be...
  12. Glazers / Woodward out! (One down)

    The notion that this was negotiated without the knowledge of the players and the managers is just mind boggling. People go to Old Trafford to watch football, not review United's financial statements. The new money that has come into the game has jeopardised its integrity. United have a duty to...
  13. Marcus Rashford MBE | 2020/21 Performances

    Nice meg on Lowton for the goal, and the flip flap was just filth. A reminder that Rashford is one of those who can pull something out of thin air. If Bruno, Pogba, Rashford and Greenwood can have a strong finish to the season with Cavani leading the line, then surely we can cap the season off...
  14. Manchester United vs Burnley

    Wood running the back 4 ragged. Tells you all you need to know.
  15. Manchester United vs Burnley

    You see that all the time, but anywhere else on the pitch and it's a definite red. Wood wasn't even close to the ball either.