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  • Matic is apparently also a really strong influence in the dressing room in terms of focus and discipline. Makes sure everyone comes in on time for meetings, works closely with Maguire on team policies, no using phones at the gym, that sort of...
  • Ole is lucky in some ways (and has made his own luck to an extent). But in terms of injuries and cup draws his luck has been pretty crap.
  • Raveneye replied to the thread Our 2nd best centre back?.
    Maguire is our second best defender assuming everyone is fully fit. But if he's the best, then Bailly would be second best. It's easier to find a CB in Maguire's mould, even if he is elite in some respects within that mould, than it is to find a...
  • The most I could say is that if Lindelof had done that in defense and we had conceded a goal, the goal would have stood to advantage the non-fouling side. But you can't be getting the player and not the ball with a knee to the head.
  • My personal feel is that Henderson may be the better long-term fit for the club stylistically, but this is by no means set in stone. De Gea has been working on coming off his line a bit more and he's obviously put a lot of work into getting back...
  • Raveneye replied to the thread Our 2nd best midfielder.
    I think you'll find yourself in a minority if your position is that Gerrard and Lampard were not midfielders.
  • Raveneye replied to the thread Our 2nd best midfielder.
    OP said midfielder, not central midfielder. Attacking and defensive midfielders would also count, I would think.
  • I think for some players it's a matter of style and the limits of their physical capabilities. At his age, Amad may need his legs to be relatively fresh to do all the close control and tricks he likes, and to think at his best. Running at his...
  • Greenwood has crisp skills on the ball, is physically slight and bad at headers, doesn't seem suited to hold up play and has an amazing shot in him from either foot. I suppose it depends on what demands you place on an out and out striker...
  • Raveneye replied to the thread Our 2nd best midfielder.
    Bruno is considered Manchester United's best midfielder not because his top level is beyond Pogba's, but because he has proven that consistently valuable in his overall contributions and importance to the club. Under that standard, Fred is no...
  • That'd be fair. Champions League football is a major source of revenue and a great attractor of top level talent. Ole getting sacked last season for finishing outside the top 4 wouldn't necessarily have been unreasonable either, so even more so...
  • Greenwood had one really, really deadly way to score dribbling in from the right corner of the penalty box, fooling the defender with a feint and shooting with massive power and precision. It was obviously a routine he'd worked on a lot in...
  • The sheer sustained bile of so many people here. In or out, reasonable people can disagree on whether Ole is the long term man for the job. You'd think Ole inners are defending him when we're 10th in the league the way the hardened outer sound...
  • Ronaldo wanted to go and he'd served the club well, even staying on longer than he initially intended thanks to Fergie. It hurt long term to lose one of the best players in the world to Real Madrid, but Ronaldo was going to go and holding onto...
  • I'm of the opinion Ole will do enough to coach Manchester United successfully for years to come. If you are of the opinion that he has done a lot to get Manchester United healthy and thriving again, but doubt he has what it takes to take us to...