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  • justsomebloke replied to the thread Solskjaers Legacy.
    Well, what exactly does it mean to "think that a manager is not good enough"? How do you know? The simple fact is, you don't. You're not in the dressing room, you're not on the training field, you're not privy to how he thinks or what he does...
  • justsomebloke replied to the thread Solskjaers Legacy.
    That's pretty simple. Judging from results and performances up to the beginning of this season, there were good arguments that this was progressing pretty nicely. You don't know what someone's limit is until he reaches it. It all fell apart this...
  • Well, in that case you can at least defend the notion that there should be some sort of criteria, provided you think it's a good thing that PL clubs are prevented from signing young players not because they need them right now, but because they...
  • Also nicely illustrates the basic idiocy of the work permit rules, with its pointless and irrelevant criteria.
  • Nobody's bitching and moaning. It is what it is. Good result in perspective, but it was hardly how you'd hope to see the team perform. Still, job done and now comes Ralf.
  • Sorry, but do you really think we played well in the last two games? Granted, it's a step up from the abyss we were in immediately prior to that, but if we played like that for any length of time going forward, it would be cause for grave...
  • Absolutely not! Sorry, I thought that was about Ronaldo. My bad!
  • To be fair, it seems hard to exaggerate his limitations when it comes to pressing. Prior to Watford, he had the fewest pressures/90 among all forwards in the PL. Not only that, he had fewer than half as many as the second-worst player. So in that...
  • 4th place in the PL seems a reasonable measure of success. In the FA Cup and CL, everything is still on the table - if Rangnick can get things going before christmas, there's no reason why we couldn't do well in those tournaments.
  • justsomebloke replied to the thread Post match vs Chelsea.
    It's tempting to answer that you would want something more than what you'd expect from Burnley or Newcastle - 5 shots, barely 30% possession and a United possession heatmap that was completely green in Chelsea's third at halftime. :) But I agree...
  • justsomebloke replied to the thread Post match vs Chelsea.
    In context: We're a team coming off a period where we've been butchers meat to anyone, and have leaked goals like a sieve. After the past two, we've two good results, have stabilised defensively and are no longer easy to play against. New manager...
  • justsomebloke replied to the thread Rangnick & Ronaldo.
    Well, I don't understand what is hard to see about this. Rangnicks philosophy is based on collective organisation, intensive counterpressing, lots of running and quick transition attacks and a stated preference for young players who can develop...
  • justsomebloke replied to the thread Rangnick & Ronaldo.
    If you read about Rangnick's principles, preferred style of play and general approach, you can't really get away from the fact that Ronaldo represents pretty much the polar opposite of what you read, on pretty much every major point. So I'm not...
  • Terrific!!!! And why only interim, necessarily? This could be a long time fit.
  • justsomebloke replied to the thread Post match vs Villarreal.
    A few things, yes. Such as the key pass for the second goal. Not that he had a good game and not that he's good enough to start often for United, but what did Martial do? He hardly had a positive involvement in his whole 60 minutes. Nada.