Yup, thats what he will go for. For us to have any chance to win, we need Bruno playing 10-15 yards deeper and for Ronaldo to have a massive game. Ideally, I would have liked to have Cavani start instead of Ronaldo but thats just not feasible.DDG
AWB Lindelof Maguire Shaw
Greenwood Bruno Rashford
easiest 11/11 of the season
Haha Ole did say something had to give. Don't get me wrong, it wouldn't be long term but I'd seriously consider it if I was Ole. I just think we can't afford to have any passengers or players who are loose tactically, as it will really show up against a team like Liverpool.I’m very much in the Pogba, Bruno and Ronaldo are all tactical problems in their own way camp but dropping all three would take some serious balls
Sounds like shooting practice for Liverpool.Ultra, ultra ultra defensive.
I can see a 0-0, us scraping a win and Ole getting out of jail yet again, or an absolute drubbing
I have a horrid feeling he will try 7 defensive players how he ended the game vs Young Boys (and still lost)
Telles, Shaw, Maguire, AWB, Varane
Mc T, Matic, Fred,
Hideous, Hideous side, but I can see him doing something so ultra defensive to try and save himself if he's even under pressure
Remember something had to give, maybe that's any hope of excitement....
I'd like to see him take the game to Liverpool. Sides rarely do, and when they do, Liverpool don't always do well. Look at Brentford
Trouble is, our coaching is dodgier than Brentford's....
He’ll be well aware then greenwood and Rashford started in the FA Cup when we beat them. Think pogba is benched for greenwood and Rashford on the wings, still have a feeling he may go for a 3-5-2.Think he's going to do
standard Back 4
Mct - Fred
Pogba Bruno Rashford
With cavani off the bench
Might do. Its all guesswork at this stage, his back is against the wallHe’ll be well aware then greenwood and Rashford started in the FA Cup when we beat them. Think pogba is benched for greenwood and Rashford on the wings, still have a feeling he may go for a 3-5-2.
Our press was crap before Ronaldo, some people have got short memories. I remember loads of comments on here about it too, mentioning the fact that we only seem to have 1 player press at a time.I hope he drops Ronaldo so we can be reminded of how awful and unco-ordinated our press is, even with Cavani, and people can shut up blaming Ronaldo for all of our shortcomings rather than the inept manager we've suffered for 3 years.
Yup. A disjointed press, like we have had for years now, is all down to the manager.Our press was crap before Ronaldo, some people have got short memories. I remember loads of comments on here about it too, mentioning the fact that we only seem to have 1 player press at a time.
Villarreal was the perfect example of it, they just held the ball as long as needed at the back, wait for 1 man to press, then knock it past him to the free player. Emery knew the score.
You are right, it's also going to be an issue for the next manager in seasons to come. I think a more tactically astute manager than Ole could find a way to accomodate Ronaldo better but it may not be worth it overall, a difficult problem to deal with.That's why this signing feels like a huge mistake already. I hate it when I feel we're stuck with a player that must be played no matter what even when it's clear he's a huge tactical problem on the pitch.
Ronaldo will be a huge headache even after Ole leaves because let's be honest, he's 36, his form will only get worse from here, not better, and the next manager will struggle to move him on.
We were never a pressing team. However, we've gotten worse.This is the weirdest myth that's come to light recently, that United were a pressing team pre Ronaldo...