He is worth what someone is willing to pay for him, would you have been happy if Woody had pulled out of the deal as he was too expensive?First half Chelsea caused all sorts of problems with their positional play and our pressing was poor. We were lucky to be a goal up obviously. Second half right from the off we closed them down much better which forced them in to mistakes. Think Wan-Bissaka looks a brilliant signing. Defensively a beast and he can play a bit too. There’s some things to improve but nothing that he can’t develop. Maguire looks such a calming influence. He might not be worth anywhere near 80M, but he’s big improvement to our defense. Rashford was MVP and Pogba was also superb in the 2nd half (after being his usual prancing twit in the first). Mason Greenwood plays so similar to a RvP in his prime it’s uncanny. Already a case for selecting him ahead of Martial in the no. 9 position?
Wolves next week will be more of a acid test to see how far or not we’ve improved over the summer.
Goals are all about ifs and buts. If defenders and goalies all did exactly what they are supposed to do then there would be very few goals and football would be very boring. Nothing wrong with a bit of luck sometimes is there? I found his post a bit odd.Wow. You just rewrote everything that happened. If city didn’t score 5 vs West Ham they wouldn’t have won their game!
Every game of football has moments that can go one way or another. Ultimately, Chelsea’s shots that hit the post are off target. That isn’t unlucky it’s poor finishing. Zouma being clumsy is poor decision making from him but also good play from Rashford.
Dan James has a bit of luck with the deflection but there’s every chance his shot goes in near post without it.
I don’t think many teams will create as many chances as Chelsea did against us, as they won’t press forward in the way that Chelsea did. The flipside of that is that we will only very rarely get so much space to exploit on the counter.Certainly a lot of positives to take away, but I think the real challenge will be what happens when we come up against a side who aren't as wasteful as Chelsea and actually take their chance to go infront. We downed tools last season the moment we went behind and lacked any cutting edge to come back into it, so we need to see if any of that's changed.
Mind you, we'll be going behind a lot less with that new defense!
Yeah true, I think our big challenge this season is going to be scoring goals, now that we actually have a defense who will likely not let in 50 goals anymore.I don’t think many teams will create as many chances as Chelsea did against us, as they won’t press forward in the way that Chelsea did. The flipside of that is that we will only very rarely get so much space to exploit on the counter.
I think the next real challenge will be how we cope against teams that do to us what we did to Chelsea in the last 30 minutes of that game. With our next fixture being a perfect example.
Perreira is very raw, good pass for the goal, but a lot of loose stuff from him. Hopefully he improves.Very good results but for the life of me i don't understand what Perreira or Lingard bring to the team.
Fair points.Maguire is the cb we have been crying out for, AWB is a beast but needs to have the confidence to go in behind and whip some balls in- he's young though and this can be worked on.
Yes, I don't think it will be easy against them, on their ground. But after today United should be confident.My concern is that wolves are the kind of team to take advantage of those gaping holes in midfield that were obvious yesterday- they are like us quick on the turnover as proven when we played them 3 times last year.
I thought Shaw did well yesterday, as he did all last season. As Mou and others said, he didnt get much protection, there were hairy moments, and we were lucky to survive with a clean sheet tbf. But I would not blame Shaw for those.Oh and Luke Shaw is dross.
I thought Pogba played a very disciplined game keeping a quite deep midfield position.Dodgy first half, probably lucky to go in ahead. Fantastic second half.
AWB and Maguire looked great. Lindelof MotM.
You gave a good summation.This is the first time in years that I felt United had the 'United tempo'(SAF tempo) again. Although it was still slower to SAF best football tempo and just temporary for few minutes or so, it still was great to feel like this after so long.
One more thing, Pogba although is by far the best player United has.. he is slowing down the rhythm of the game be it by dribbling, turning, running with the ball, it seems a gear or two behind the natural rhythm of the team and to me it looks like this is a great shackle to the rest around him, because if he's not playing well, United look shite. Probably would be amazing at Juventus or Serie A in general because of the slow tempo or Barcelona/Bayern/City coz' possession style game they have.
What on earth has that got to do with anything? We're all entitled to an opinion as long as it matches yours?How old are you?
Your tone in response and language makes you immature.What on earth has that got to do with anything? We're all entitled to an opinion as long as it matches yours?
Ok then, let's go full Scouse because we got a great result against a much weakened side who were unfortunate to not score at least 2.
But yeah, not getting carried away makes me immature.
Jog on sonny.
That's not all the way true now is it? I seem to remember quiet a couple of occasions where we pulled off late comebacks/draws after going down under both Jose and Ole last seasonCertainly a lot of positives to take away, but I think the real challenge will be what happens when we come up against a side who aren't as wasteful as Chelsea and actually take their chance to go infront. We downed tools last season the moment we went behind and lacked any cutting edge to come back into it, so we need to see if any of that's changed.
Mind you, we'll be going behind a lot less with that new defense!
That's a bold claim! I can think of one example in the last... 10 years? The 2014/15 game where we were indeed unlucky to lose 1-0 though the more insufferable members of the Caf were talking about a "Mourinho masterclass".Getting kind of sick about how widely its reported that Chelsea were unlucky.
Nobody was saying we were unlucky when DDG was throwing them in last season in even games? or how we are routinely the best side at Stamford Bridge yet constantly have goals scored v us against the run of play.