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Red_toad

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Good to see this thread so far down. Looks back to his normal level now.
Was never a pen, and calm and assured all game, like v Newcastle.
Meh was a penalty, but did everything he needed to do for the rest of the game.
 

UNITED ACADEMY

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Too soft for penalty to me. Just because he put his arm around Azpi doesn’t mean there is any forces to bring him down.
 

GifLord

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So lucky. And the other one where Chelsea had counter Lindeloff was covering their attacker while he was covering Lindeloff :lol:
Thank god Chelsea didn't see that hole

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Cesar didn’t attempt to play to ball. He was backing off onto Harry the moment he felt his arm. Smart. Harry was very lucky anyway.
 

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Too soft for penalty to me. Just because he put his arm around Azpi doesn’t mean there is any forces to bring him down.
He had him in a headlock... it was a blatant pen tbf. Worked out for us though.
 

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The penalty incident was very poor and was lucky to escape unpunished in it. However, rest of the game was really good. Made several good interceptions as well. Nice.
We had a couple of similar incidents in Chelsea box before- but ref let play go on. There were plenty of shirt pulling and pushing incidents throughout the game
That s why they probably let Maguire get away with it.
 

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He had him in a headlock... it was a blatant pen tbf. Worked out for us though.
Maguire is 6ft 4 and Azpi 5ft 10. Azpi was leaning into him and screaming. It’s hard for Maguire to stand up tall and head the ball without having his hands over him whilst the much smaller man is behaving as Azpi was. It could have been a pen but Azpi knew what he was doing.
 

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MattofManchester

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He had his best game today for me, excluding the calamitous headlock.

Otherwise he was everywhere. Covered for both Lindelof and Shaw a few times.
 

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He’s been so bad that a game where he was no more than decent and should have given away a penalty feels like a big improvement. Really an £80m shouldn’t need two midfielders protecting him but unfortunately that’s who we bought.
 

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He had his best game today for me, excluding the calamitous headlock.

Otherwise he was everywhere. Covered for both Lindelof and Shaw a few times.
Such low standards. How could he have had his best game when Chelsea hardly threatened anything? Lindelof was even the better defender today.
 

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Stupid behaviour against Azpi, was there really need for such risk?

Other than that pretty solid. I like how calm he is on the ball, not hoofing it which is a great improvement. On the other hand, he needs to release the ball earlier as he's making it difficult for other players as they are doubled on. Same thing for Shaw.
 

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Such low standards. How could he have had his best game when Chelsea hardly threatened anything? Lindelof was even the better defender today.
Low standards? Read what I said again.

I didn't say he was fantastic, or very good, or World Class. I said he had HIS best game.
He covered for an out of position Lindelof a few times in the first half and a few times for Shaw in the second and didn't shy away or seem unsure as he has seemed recently. So he had a decent game where I didn't feel he was going to make a mistake.

Hence, why I said, in terms of Harry Maguire, I feel that was Harry Maguire's best game. :/
 

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Such low standards. How could he have had his best game when Chelsea hardly threatened anything? Lindelof was even the better defender today.
Maybe they hardly threatened because our centre backs did well?

This is like when fans say "what do players do all week" when they're not playing well, forgetting there's another team stopping them.
 

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Maguire played well. We didn’t concede and they didn’t even have a clear cut chance. Yet we still have United fans calling him crap. Sigh.
 

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Maybe they hardly threatened because our centre backs did well?

This is like when fans say "what do players do all week" when they're not playing well, forgetting there's another team stopping them.
Our centre backs are so good that we have to castrate our midfield and play two workhorses in there to cover for them!
 

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Didnt look bad today like he has for a large part of the season. McT and Fred protecting him does really help him. Couldnt have complained too much if he had gotten a penalty called against him though. If an opponent hugged one of our players like that during a corner, we would have been screaming for a penalty and calling the ref and var crap.
 

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Low standards? Read what I said again.

I didn't say he was fantastic, or very good, or World Class. I said he had HIS best game.
He covered for an out of position Lindelof a few times in the first half and a few times for Shaw in the second and didn't shy away or seem unsure as he has seemed recently. So he had a decent game where I didn't feel he was going to make a mistake.

Hence, why I said, in terms of Harry Maguire, I feel that was Harry Maguire's best game. :/
Best game since joining or best game this season? The former definitely no, the latter definitely yes.
 

Sandikan

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Our centre backs are so good that we have to castrate our midfield and play two workhorses in there to cover for them!
Don't Liverpool play 3 work horse centre mids, even though they have the best defender in world history?
 

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So lucky. And the other one where Chelsea had counter Lindeloff was covering their attacker while he was covering Lindeloff :lol:
Thank god Chelsea didn't see that hole

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Fans like this are quite embarrassing - clean sheet. feck up
 

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So lucky. And the other one where Chelsea had counter Lindeloff was covering their attacker while he was covering Lindeloff :lol:
Thank god Chelsea didn't see that hole

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You must be so disappointed that he didn’t concede a soft penalty in that occasion.
 

James Peril

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Too soft for penalty to me. Just because he put his arm around Azpi doesn’t mean there is any forces to bring him down.
Just perplexed by comments like this, are you actually serious? Is your TV really small? He wraps both (!) hands around the player and obviously uses him as a springboard to jump himself to clear the ball. It’s quite telling as Azpi is jumping exactly 0 cm in the air. Stonewall penalty and a huge mistake by VAR, this time going in our favor. This is the kind of situation where you would claim 100% it’s a penalty if it’s Zouma on Fernandes.
 

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He took a risk with Azpilicueta but not enough for a penalty IMO as he didn’t move him. More is being if it because it’s Maguire. The Rashford one is quietly being ignored amidst all the Thiago Silva praise.
 

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Don't Liverpool play 3 work horse centre mids, even though they have the best defender in world history?
What does that have to do with what I posted? Why does any critique of us need to be compared with what another team does? Obviously if you have your full-backs going in the opposition's box often then you need extra protection from the midfield, but it's not as if this insertion of an extra defensive midfielder has anything to do with our full-backs being instructed to be way more attacking, does it?
 

James Peril

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He had his best game today for me, excluding the calamitous headlock.

Otherwise he was everywhere. Covered for both Lindelof and Shaw a few times.
He actually covered Lindelöf instead of their right attacker when Werner got through on the left, got lucky with that piece of bad defending. Oh, I see someone just brought it up before I posted this one. Thanks for the video, it’s clear to see. One has to wonder why he decides to defend the ballcarrier instead of the room....
 

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Really amazed by some comments here. I'm no fan of Maguire but he was bloody excellent today barring that headlock (he's just a clumsy player so one error per game is a given). He made some excellent interceptions and against his first instinct of taking ten touches he kept the ball moving at pace.
 
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So lucky. And the other one where Chelsea had counter Lindeloff was covering their attacker while he was covering Lindeloff :lol:
Thank god Chelsea didn't see that hole

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He did exactly as he was supposed to do. He had to cover Lindeloff first. If Lindeloff slips the Chelsea player would have had a clean run at goal. If the Chelsea player had looked to switch across to the other side then 2 things come into play. Firstly that pass has to be good, secondly during the balls transition across and subsequent attackers control of the pass there is a small window of time for Magurie or others to close some space even if its only a small amount. So the choice is cover the nearest danger and play the odds of a switched ball being good or else leave lindeloff, cover the outside attacker giving no close cover to lindeloff or DDG. Every coach on the planet wants cover on the nearest danger. You have this completely wrong.
 

Sandikan

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What does that have to do with what I posted? Why does any critique of us need to be compared with what another team does? Obviously if you have your full-backs going in the opposition's box often then you need extra protection from the midfield, but it's not as if this insertion of an extra defensive midfielder has anything to do with our full-backs being instructed to be way more attacking, does it?
Because you're trying to find any reason to discredit Maguire, and it's just not needed today.
 

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He took a risk with Azpilicueta but not enough for a penalty IMO as he didn’t move him. More is being if it because it’s Maguire. The Rashford one is quietly being ignored amidst all the Thiago Silva praise.
He literally uses both hands to hold him down in the same place whilst conveniently using him to create a better jump for himself. Rashford was barely touched, it’s a contact sport. Learn the rules, please, same goes for VAR.
 

Sandikan

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Really amazed by some comments here. I'm no fan of Maguire but he was bloody excellent today barring that headlock (he's just a clumsy player so one error per game is a given). He made some excellent interceptions and against his natural instinct of taking ten touches he kept the ball moving at pace.
They always say that people won't change their minds once they are set, irrespective of facts.

This thread certainly shows it