Let's discuss our attack

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  1. Oct 23, 2019
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    kidbob Full Member

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    What is the story with our attackers constantly ignoring the obvious pass in attacking situations? Against Liverpool there was at least 3 occasions where we shot at goal when there was a simple pass that would have put someone in a good position for a cross or a run at their defender in the box. I seem to recall things like this happening in every single game this season.

    Also we could do well with having Maguire in a threatening position on free kicks and corners. He wasted for them stupid headers back across.

    Also everyone of our attackers is terrified of making runs towards the near post on crosses.

    None of these things require anyone to be some sort of genius footballer to do.
  2. Oct 23, 2019
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    E-mal Full Member

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    Do we have one?
  3. Oct 24, 2019
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    Luke1995 Full Member

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    I keep hearing that we have only Rashford Martial and Greenwood, but what about the kids playing in the U21 and U18's ? Ole could just promote them
  4. Oct 24, 2019
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    fps Full Member

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    Might as well give some 15 year olds a go. If they get started now, imagine how good they’ll be in a few years’ time!
  5. Oct 24, 2019
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    Red_toad Full Member

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    Maybe they’ve turned up somewhere after being MIA for months?
  6. Oct 24, 2019
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    Luke1995 Full Member

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    Or, maybe play Scott Mctominay in the Lukaku role, he is so tall, could score a few headers!
  7. Oct 24, 2019
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    fps Full Member

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    I believe you’re referring to the Fellaini role? Should never have let him go, the prototype of the new Man Utd, 5 15 year old dwarves, 5 6ft4 bruisers, and Ashley Young doing a job down the left.
  8. Oct 24, 2019
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    Luke1995 Full Member

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    Yeah, he could do what Fellaini used to under Mourinho. Since the team is very bad at creating goal scoring opportunities from open play, might aswell cross everything to Scott
  9. Oct 24, 2019
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    fps Full Member

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    Crosses eh? Nice, get a bit of Moyes in there as well.
  10. Oct 24, 2019
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    Luke1995 Full Member

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    Honestly at this point anything new is better than what Ole is doing
  11. Oct 24, 2019
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    Jibbs New Member

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    I somehow not warming up to the idea of signing Mandzukic... if our intent really is top be challenging for the title from next season, we need to sign somebody for the long term and don't just use January window for stop gaps. Go for Kane, Haaland, Werner or anybody else but go for a proper striker with longterm view. Also even if we can't find a suitable striker we can use the window to sign an attacking right winger, somebody who provide that balance to our attack. And get the other one in Summer.
  12. Oct 24, 2019
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    UNITED ACADEMY Full Member

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    I think the idea is that we are planning to settle with Martial as our main striker for future which this season will be his biggest season to prove whether he can deliver up to the standard as our main no 9. While Mandzukic is signed just for short term backup striker & plan B. It's like Llorente's role last season at Spurs.
  13. Oct 24, 2019
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    superdry touched by a genius

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    Oh goody, does this mean we're getting an attack?
  14. Oct 24, 2019
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    James - Martial - Rashford

    is a good attack. Top 4 quality? With only Greenwood and Chong on the bench, unfortunately not.

    However what I want to see, and I think will drastically improve our attack, is Pogba getting further forward and attacking the box more. Remember the two crosses he put in against City in the 3-2 because they couldn't deal with him aerially? Or how he just drifted past Koscielny in the box to set up a Lingard (?) tap in vs Arsenal? He's a real threat there and wasted further back, even if every bone in his body is telling him to drop deep and get on the ball early. I've no problem with him dropping back into midfield when we're out of posession but when we're in control, he needs to be attacking, pulling markers, winning headers, laying off 1-2's and crucially scoring goals.
  15. Oct 24, 2019
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    Would be a good idea so it probably won't happen
  16. Oct 24, 2019
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    Wait, we have an attack?

    1 goal per game since the opening day of the season says otherwise. One chance per game says otherwise.

    Ole's commitment to attacking football is an absolute myth, he's just as defensively minded as Jose Mourinho - he just has a goodwill account built up unlike Jose or those who went before him.

    I'd say Moyes was way more attack-minded than Ole. It was 99% based on crosses, but it was still front-foot football for the most part, however dated and shite it was.

    Our attacking options are also horrendous.
  17. Oct 24, 2019
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    MoXoM New Member

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    Really? :eek::confused:

    Hopefully today we can get our act together....

    :devil:
  18. Oct 25, 2019
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    I think we should also test the waters with Madrid for Luka Jovic... he is a fantastic striker, two footed, good with headers, just finding it hard at Madrid, his stocks are down currently, would be attainable at around 40 to 50 m.
    Also if Madrid are serious about Pogba and he also wants to leave, we can get him in player plus cash deal.
  19. Oct 25, 2019
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    NWR Smile you miserable old git

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    Last night was another game without a single shot on target from open play. It’s not the first time this season. That is very worrying indeed!
  20. Oct 25, 2019
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    Regulus Arcturus Black Full Member

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    Get Pogba in at 10 asap, that alone will make a huge difference.
  21. Nov 8, 2019 at 10:53
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    Checked number of goal scorers for each club in all competitions, contribution from other players (apart from Rashford, Martial, James, Greenwood, McT) is just nonexistent.

    Chelsea - 16
    Arsenal - 15
    Wolves - 15
    Liverpool - 14
    Villa - 13
    ManCity - 12
    Leicester - 12
    Watford - 10
    West Ham - 9
    Newcastle - 9
    Brighton - 9
    Spurs - 8
    Everton - 8
    Southmapton - 8
    Sheffield United - 8
    Bournemouth - 6
    Burnley - 6
    ManUtd - 5
    Norwich - 5
    Palace - 4
  22. Nov 8, 2019 at 11:16
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    Basically need about 6-10 extra goalscorers. The service we provide is so bad though so I'm not surprised how low we are. Another issue is, outside of Rashford, Martial, James and Greenwood, who is there? Our depth in attack isn't great.

    Maguire, Fred, Pereira, Mata, Lingard and maybe some of the fullbacks should be contributing to more goals. Then there's Pogba who should add to that when he comes back. That's 6 more goalscorers at least.