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.Last 10 minutes under Fergie Schneiderlin would've been off for Herrera to add drive from midfield. Instead Valencia comes on and does less useful attacking than Darmian.
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 appalingStop 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 not is lack of Herrera.
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?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.
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.Some hilariously over the top reactions here.
Only issue I see is Herrera not playing any part.
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 lateHow 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.
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.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.