Recent content by King7Eric

  1. Did Paul Scholes underachieve relative to his talent?

    One thing I haven't really seen mentioned in this thread is how our style of play evolved over the years and how it affected Scholes' role in the team. Before the arrival of RVN, we usually went with a 4-4-2. Although neither of Cole or Yorke were slow per say, our style of play didn't require...
  2. Your favourite all time UTD TOP-5 players

    Paul Scholes Ryan Giggs David Beckham Ruud Van Nistelrooy Wayne Rooney
  3. Anderson v Fred

    Indeed. But some of the comments one reads on here are quite mind boggling. Someone in one of the comments above was saying Anderson stole a living from the club and only ever had 4-5 good games. I don't know what Man Utd these guys used to watch. :houllier:
  4. Anderson v Fred

    I've come to the conclusion that either a vast majority of the Caf are quite young or either they only remember the latter years of a player's career with us. This thread is a perfect example of it. On another thread I saw people saying RVP was a better player than RVN. Seen so many people on...
  5. Are we ready to make the next step?

    Can you name one manager who won a league title with Championship level or mid table level players?? This is an absurd thing to say. Every manager needs good players to win trophies. The fact that he has bought good players and improved the existing ones is something that raises his credentials...
  6. Are we ready to make the next step?

    This is said about every manager until they win their first trophy or league title. It's not so long ago that people said Klopp lacked the mentality to forge his team from a team that plays exciting football into a team that can win titles. And this was despite the fact he had won league titles...
  7. Would Roy Keane excel at managing an elite team?

    Its actually crazy that people think he was always a ranting and raving lunatic during his time at Utd. He was the captain for 8 years of one of the most successful sides in club football, playing with the likes of Schmeichel, Stam, Neville, Beckham, Butt, Scholes, Giggs, and later Ferdinand...
  8. Eight games away from another disastrous season under Ole

    Well you know what Napoleon said. Better to be a lucky leader than a good one. :D
  9. Would Roy Keane excel at managing an elite team?

    Mourinho could form bonds with players who have that old school mentality. The likes of Drogba, Terry, Essien, Lampard, Eto'o, Zlatan. I struggle to think of any player in the last few years with whom he has formed a genuinely strong bond. Matic and Willian maybe and even they aren't exactly...
  10. Would Roy Keane excel at managing an elite team?

    I think he would be quite similar to present day Mourinho. He would demand all his players to be fighters who are willing to die for him on the pitch, and while that may motivate some initially, I think it would fade over time. And someone like Roy, quite akin to Jose, would never be able to...
  11. Is Roy Keane actually a good pundit

    It amazes me that despite this being clear to anyone with eyes and a brain, there are people who still criticize him for calling it as it is. Same with Neville too to an extent. These guys are Utd fans and they played at the highest standard and they expect the current Utd players to do the...
  12. Jose "We did to them what they don't like"

    There's a fundamental difference between counter attacking and negative football. A clear example is our game against City at Etihad this season. In the first half there, our players were in positions where we were primed to break forward as soon as City lost the ball, making us vulnerable to...
  13. Jose "We did to them what they don't like"

    They did defend the whole game and got their goal through a DDG error. Other than that they had just one meaningful chance the whole game. For me that is negative. And let's face it it's nothing new from Jose. This is exactly what he had us do everytime we went to Anfield when he was in charge here.
  14. Who Else is Excited?

    Maybe it was just the telecast I was watching and they had the fake crowd sounds well coordinated, or maybe it was because it was a Utd match and I was totally engrossed on the on pitch action, but I didn't really feel the lack of atmosphere too much. Yes Jose playing his game killing tactics...
  15. Jose "We did to them what they don't like"

    Their only chances of the match were the goal and the Son header. We had loads of chances, the 2 Rashford ones in the first half, Martial in the 2nd and Greenwood at the end, in addition to the goal. Even when we play on the counter, like against City at Etihad or against Pool both times this...