Maguire and Lindelof Partnership

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    luke511 Full Member

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    Comfortable or what. Had no problems holding onto possession between them and playing out from the back.
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    freeurmind weak willed

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    They looked fine. Some worrying moments especially when Chelsea overloaded but it was good to see Maguire being so vocal and taking charge of situations. Long may it continue.
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    El Jefe Full Member

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    It was beautiful.
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    sullydnl Ross Kemp's caf ID

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    Certainly a good start.
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    L1nk Full Member

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    The first half was tetchy but I think that had more to do with the gaping holes our non existent midfield left for Chelsea, once it all settled down they commanded well and did everything right I thought, no signs of being extremely slow or anything that people were worried about.
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    podurban2 Full Member

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    I think they will come great.
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    2 man midfield Incestuous Modern Woman (Dumper!)

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    Fantastic
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    wr8_utd :'(

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    Magulof were pretty good but they'll be up against better forwards than what they faced today.
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    Lash Full Member

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    If they get some midfield protection it will be imperious.
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    DoomSlayer Full Member

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    Both were fantastic. A penny for @Ekeke's thoughts.
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    Denis79 Full Member

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    Our defence needed a leader like Maguire, it's so obvious now. Very good good game from both of them.
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    Lash Full Member

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    Yeah, Abraham is trash tbf.
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    Massive Spanner Thinks Geoff Shreeves has one

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    It's early days but everyone thought it was possible they could strike up a top partnership and it's almost weird to see (potentially) come true. Hopefully it continues.
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    The United Full Member

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    It had something to do with the midfield not covering well. The defense itself is pretty good so far. They will improve more obviously.
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    Finally no more Smalling and Jones. Tuanzebe looks good in pre-season as well so he should have no problem covering for the main cb
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    They were good, this partnership has a lot of potential. The only worry is midfield which was bypassed very easily by Chelsea, especially in the first half. If we finally sign some decent midfielders we will be fine.
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    wr8_utd :'(

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    Yep! Wolves away will be a far tougher test for them but so far so good!
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    :lol::lol::lol:
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    Very impressed by big Harry.
    Linde strikes me as someone thriving on playing next to a world class player as opposed to leading the defense.

    Extremely happy about the clean sheet.
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    jem Full Member

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    I agree, but is it really necessary to go there? I see you come from the land of the coolest United player ever - so let's be like Berbatov and focus on the positive!
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    AFC NimbleThumb Full Member

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    Lindelof will mess up soon enough & Axel will hopefully displace.

    Victor is the archetypal front runner.

    He looks like a Rolls Royce when the games in front of him but he’ll soon turn his back on a cross or lose his head when a player turns him.

    Maguire on the other hand looked :drool: First game & all but looked very good.
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    matherto ask me about our 50% off sale!

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    I think we're gonna feel a massive difference because of this throughout the season.
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    OnlyTwoDaSilvas Gullible

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    I'd be hugely surprised if we don't see a fair bit of them this season. With cups and Europa League, we could be playing 60+ games. Ole seems to like Jones when he's fit, and Smalling is generally fit most of the time. I'd imagine the 2nd choice pair will be Tuanzebe plus one of Jones and Smalling.

    I think it's Rojo and Bailly we won't see much of if anyone.
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    Good start and can only get better the more they play together and build that understanding and chemistry. A dagger to the heart of Smalling fanboys. Wish they had some better protection from midfield though.
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    Pexbo has never watched Star Wars

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    I’m all in with this.
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    Well I think they will have couple of appearances this season. But if this Maguire-lindelof partership continues to grow I really can't see future for Rojo, Smalling, Baily, Jones. None of them are dependable enough, even for a cover
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    NinjaZombie Punched the air when Liverpool beat City

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    You can sense that there is a bit more trust between them.

    Put Chris "hot potato" Smalling in there and he puts doubt in his teammates' minds.
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    Damien Self-Aware RedCafe Database (and Admin) Staff

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    Maguire said himself he didn't train all of the week before he moved to United so he's lacking a bit in terms of fitness. Great start for them considering that and they'll only improve as they gain that familiarity with each other.
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    ivaldo Mediocre Horse Whisperer, s'up wid chew?

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    Looked supremely comfortable. Both of them were really aggressive in the first tackle, just need midfield to do the same.
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    OnlyTwoDaSilvas Gullible

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    At least for this season, I'd be happy with Tuanzebe and Smalling as the 2nd choice pair in the EL group games and League Cup. Smalling is limited but dependable certainly when it comes to availability. I don't think any of Rojo, Bailly, Jones and Smalling will be here beyond next summer, though I think we'll struggle to sell any of them except Smalling.
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    12OunceEpilogue Full Member Scout

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    I like it. As many people said in the match thread Maguire coming in doesn't just improve one position, it can help to bring better out of Lindelof too. I look forward to seeing how their partnership develops.
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    A lot of people should apologize to Maguire. Overrated limited CB my ass. Top quality and NT staple. Improves Lindelof. Huge signing. Finally.
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    With the way how Ole wants us to play (and the preseason minutes), I think that Jones is higher in the pecking order compared to Smalling. Jones if no. 4 with Smalling being No. 5 (though Rojo played more than him in preseason). Despite that Smalling is a decent defender, his inability of passing when under pressure is the end of his United career.
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    Oh long may it continue! First time I've been so confident about our CB pairing post TERP.
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    Classical Mechanic Full Member

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    Think Ax will supersede Lindelof, he has a weakness with heading but is rapid so we'd be able to push up the pitch further and not have that chasm in midfield we saw today.
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    Berbasbullet Full Member

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    For some reason Lindelof didn’t fill me with confidence, maybe it’s because he’s a little smaller. He’s clearly a good defender though.
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    WR10 Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018

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    The most comfortable I have been watching United with the ball in the back since Rio and Vidic played it between each other.

    Truly nothing is underrated as much as two CBs that are comfortable on the ball
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    BlackBen New Member

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    More of the same please. Both were very impressive after a little shaky start today, let's hope they stay injury free.
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    Ace of Spades Full Member

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    They were very good, just need to tighten up in midfield and need to stop crosses from the left.
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    vanderpants New Member

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    Great start and can only get better
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    LJJT Full Member

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    Maguire + any one is just the way to go. Absolutely amazing today. £80m was cheap for Maguire