Discussion in 'Manchester United Forum' started by Nighteyes, Jul 30, 2015.
Perfectly summed up.
Because Darmian was on a Yellow and we need him every week. Would have be awful if we got hit on the counter and Darmian tripped someone up and got sent off.
70% possession, 20 shots, 8 on target (compared to their 0). We battered them and towards the end threw players forward at the risk of being caught on the break. Cowards football....
Stop being so dramatic, the first 20 mins was exactly how a United team should play. We created enough today but lack quality in the final third, unfortunately there's not many reasonable transfer targets who would bring what we need (except Pedro unfortunately). The defence looks a lot better and the only criticism I have right now is lack of Herrera.
20 minutes against a relegation fodder Newcastle is not good enough for Manchester fecking United. Our quality in the final third was absolutely appaling
No risks allowed football is utterly horrible to watch.
We simply aren't ruthless enough under him, it's all about the %'s of risk.
When he says we played well I get really pissed off. He then just blames it all on luck and that's not right, it's fecking ridiculous
If that was your idea of a fantastic performance LVG, please go and take your philosophy to another club.
I agree. He also isn't able to change his approach depending on the situation. I'm rapidly losing faith in him and I think he's running out of excuses.
That'd be hard. The philosophy doesn't exist.
LvG is too cautious..saw this in all 3 games we have played so far.
Fine if you want to play posession football...but not with the formation he has. Keeping teh ball and doing nothing with it is pointless.
Knees be jerkin'
I hate the football he plays, and would seriously reconsider his position at the end of the season..But lets not jump from one pan into the fire...
Reminded me of the Fulham game under Moyes in the 2nd half.
If only we werent playing such kind of Football for the majority of his tenure here.Reminds me of his Dutch side against Costa Rica at the world cup..thats just his type of management
I intensely dislike LvG. The football he plays is every bit as turgid as the one under Moyes, his subs are baffling and horrendous, his "philosophy" is trash, he constantly plays players out of postions and somehow thinks Herrera doesn't merit a start. I hope we don't give him the entirety of his three year contract. He's going to take this club backwards.
Possession football is by definition cowardball. Completely the opposite of what Manchester United is built on.
Needs to give Rooney the shepherds crook if he puts in more performances like that. This will be a big test of his tenure here. Had no problem binning RVP and Falcao and he really should do the same for his captain. There isn't enough attacking drive from his midfield either. Good passers and shielders of the defence, but Herrera needs to be there to link up with the attack. He gives the ball away more, but provides greater attacking thrust.
Some hilariously over the top reactions here.
Only issue I see is Herrera not playing any part.
possession without penetration. that is our problem.
How is possession play cowardly? Van Gaal doesn't pick the passes for the players either does he? Christ. One draw and everyone loses their shit.
I agree with you. You'll play worse than today and win.
He should have brought on Herrera in place of schneiderlin but some absolutely baffling comments on here.
I wonder if you would have been saying this if Rooney's goal stood, along with Mata, Smalling and Chico's chances going in? Granted obviously they didn't go in and we end the game a 0-0, but we had plenty of chances to put this game to bed. If we were being too cautious btw, then we wouldn't have been left 3 vs 1 on the counter attack near the end of the game would we?
Not talking about crossing numbers, I simply mean we had masses of possesion and looked like we were totally incapable of creating clear cut chances. Yes in the Fulham game we scored but that was from volume of crosses.
And we've done so plenty of times in the past. By a couple of goals, even.
Attack, yes, one can criticize. We clearly lack goals. But it's weird how everything becomes terrible because we draw.
I'd love to see you explain that. Such a weird comment.
We weren't too cautious ffs. Bad finishing and good keeping let us down today.
Playing two defensive midfielders against relegation candidates is very dodgy
Even that isn't necessarily a bad thing mata and Memphis to me were very lively and maybe januzaj could have been benched. But then he did have 2 decent games and deserved his chance.
In place of I meant. Worded it badly. We didn't need 2 deep CMs when Newcastle were defending with 11 men.
Growing up watching us play with width, pace and urgency.. It's really hard for me to accept the way LVG wants us to play football.
The overreaction on here is mind boggling. Our end product let us down not our style of play. We did attack, a lot. But the players fecked up in the final third.
It's not just one game though is it? It was the entire last season, but most people thought ok let's see how he redefines the squad in the summer and see what happens. Now he's got a great squad but the football is still oh so cautious. Take the bloody clamps off the players and let them play before it's too late
We haven't really played like to 2007 if we're being honest, this was a classic late Ferguson era game today where we used to nick a goal late on.
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