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Man Utd 3:1 Huddersfield Post-match discussion

Wed, 26 December 2018

Paul Pogba image Man of the Match Paul Pogba
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Paul Pogba image 8.6 Highest Rated Player Paul Pogba
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  1. Dec 26, 2018

    Alabaster Codify7 Full Member

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    Enjoyed it - 3 more goals, some fast, attacking football and 3 more pts.

    Defensively we are still midtable quality though. Huddersfield and Cardiff shouldn't be scoring against teams with major aspirations, they are filthy teams with filthy attacking football. But, 8 goals in 2 games against them is the type of numbers the top title contenders get so we have to be happy we're at least moving in the right direction.

    Pogba was immense, nice to see a cameo from Gomes too.

    Lingard needs rotating out though, Martial back in for Bournemouth please!
  2. Dec 26, 2018

    Inigo Montoya Leave Wayne Rooney alone!!

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    Still have some work to do defensively but is the feel good factor back?

    Oh boy yes! To see the coaching staff hugging each other, the smiles, the communication is such a joy after Jose’s miserable demeanour

    The play was very positive from the start and with better finishing we would have been 2-0 up at HT. It was good for a change to see us continuing the attacking even after the second goal.
    Pleased to see Angel on
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    lex talionis Full Member

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    Beautiful stuff today. We went hunting for goals and got the job done.

    On the downed tools v manager-lost-the-plot debate for me it's clearly the latter. I'd mention this in another thread but it's worth repeating what everyone can see, which is that the players are willing to fight for a manager who's willing to support them. Early days, of course, but the early report card for Ole is an A+.
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    Roosney Full Member

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    Rashford tracked back about 50 meters with fast space near the end, but yeah I think Pogba and Lingard faded a bit towards the end.
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    Inigo Montoya Leave Wayne Rooney alone!!

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    Lingard does more running than anyone else

    Problem is, without Lukaku and Sanchez we have very little to come on. He’s played 2 high intensity games and is looking in need of a rest
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    Ramshock CAF Pilib De Brún Translator

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    vintage united is not playing well?
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    Adisa likes to take afvanadva wothowi doubt

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    I was impressed with the team. You could tell we were knackered.
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    Inigo Montoya Leave Wayne Rooney alone!!

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    I’m not sure the poster has seen much of the peak SAF era
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    Inigo Montoya Leave Wayne Rooney alone!!

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    He did say, Utd have to outrun their opponents. Not sure many of this lot have done that for 3/4 years
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    Red Dreams Full Member

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    they can go to hell.

    Ole is focused. It will be a damn good game though.
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    minoo-utd Full Member

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    This and this. Joy and positivity will surely reflect on the pitch. Simple.
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    Red Dreams Full Member

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    agree. But it must be written into the contract.

    The thing is the club cannot counter sue for sabotaging. difficult to prove.

    some of the teams he selected....damn.
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    fergieisold Full Member

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    Yeh thought he’s been good actually! Main issues with the defence seem to be the balance attack vs defence for the full backs and more general defending as a team tracking players, protecting the defence etc.
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    The Red Thinker Full Member

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    When the Full backs press super high and the midfield doesn’t take care to cover those spaces in defence, we look very very average.

    The defence is in serious need of aerially dominant players.

    If we play like this against Tottenham, we will be ripped to shreds. Huddersfield has SO MANY chances it’s not even funny.

    I smiled through the goals but cringed when they exploited the space down the sides so easily.
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    Danillaco Full Member

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    Hoping we get to see Pereira get a full outing next game. Fred didn't look very good, definitely missed a good chance today.
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    ManchesterYoda Full Member

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    Obviously not as great a performance as against Cardiff, but the attacking philosophy was the same which is most important. Pogba definitely MotM. He is the player to build the team around like Ole is quoted as saying once. The only disappointing thing for me was the performance of Fred and Dalot but the fact that Ole and coaching staff identified our weakness and subbed them off makes me optimistic.
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    ManchesterYoda Full Member

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    I'm pissed off that people hate on Jones and other easy scapegoats (Fellaini being the legend of scapegoats) even when they play well.
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    fallengt Full Member

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    Wasn't very comfortable but everyone ran their ass off and enjoyed the game.
    Exactly what I want to see
  19. Dec 26, 2018

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    Deserved win in the end. Really good first half again with some beautiful football and should've really been more than 1-0 up but we let it slip second half and were under the cosh a bit before Pogba became the game changer we all want him to be. He was brilliant today, and made the difference.

    There were a few below average performances, namely Dalot, Fred and Lingard so expect them to sit out the Bournemouth game but we've got good options to replace.

    Still got problems defensively and it was disappointing not to get a clean sheet yet again but if you can't defend, you might as well attack, attack, attack. That was never in Mourinho's nature, and we suffered for it.

    Bring on Bournemouth.
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    I agree somewhat with the poster mentioning Martial absence, its not that he was missed today because the performance was good and United scored 3. But it is clear to see the difference he makes to the team.

    I feel the Shaw-Pogba-Martial trio is something special.

    But everything is positive at the moment, only thing missing is a clean sheet for David haha.
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    Crackers Coolest Cracker in the box Scout

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    Schmeichel's Cartwheel Full Member

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    If Martial was in the team we'd have scored 5. He's our joint most important outfield player along with Pogba.
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    ChaddyP Full Member

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    Feck me that's so refreshing to hear:drool:
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    Shimo Full Member

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    Glad I sprung $50 for NBC Gold rest of the season, even if it ends up being this one game. Most of the season have not been bothered to miss matches. Just seeing us moving the ball quickly around even if it does not lead to many chances, at least for now. That we are working to try pull teams apart and attack is such a sight for sore eyes.

    We definitely tired towards the end, some sloppy loss of possession in our own half but it was incredible to see Rashford still run like crazy at that point, he just didn't have anyone else with the legs to keep at it.

    It's nice to have a fluid set of players but, also, now that we have our fullbacks giving width, when Lukaku is on the pitch, it will give us another dimension which we've some what lacked these last 2 games. Will be a bit of give and take with him in the side - just nice to have more options.

    Would really like to see Pereira get a game now, he's got the energy and bite plus with the pace of moving the ball around, he can very well help add some guile from the back.
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    Eric's Seagull Full Member

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    Didn't get opportunity to watch game :(. But had a quick look at the goals. All decent. Especially last Pogba goal, nice to see him hit it without taking loads of touches. Happy with result:). Keep it up guys:devil:
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    crossy1686 Full Member

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    Only the whole 26 years of SAF football.

    Perhaps I worded that wrongly. What I meant was, it was a tough game where the opposition kept compact and behind the ball, the kind of games where we wouldn't blitz to opposition, ala Cardiff but we'd wear the other team down in the end and get a win. Not amazing, scintillating football, more a lesson in patience and perseverance to grind out a win. Playing badly and winning is the wrong phrase.
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    RedDevil@84 Full Member

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    I didn't know that the "2OLEGEND" poster was removed from the stadium before and now kept back. I thought it was always there.
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    Anders Agnalt New Member

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    Football just got fun again!!
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    Loved every bit. Especially the last part.
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    Loads of room to improve frankly. We weren’t that great today, but things feel a lot better when the mood of the club is right and things will tend to fall your way, as players work just that little bit harder for the second ball and to block shots.

    Atmosphere was great. Loved the continuous 5-10 minutes of the “Ole at the wheel” chant. Never heard that one at Old Trafford undr Mourinho although I know there was a Jose version,
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    Reddy Rederson New Member

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    Its really great that Jose left taking all that toxicity with him, huh?
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    Kaj45rpm New Member

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    De Gea save was world class and came at a crucial time.

    8 goals in 2 games is a positive improvement, even though they were against teams we should be beatin.
    Onward and upward.
    Keep it up Ole
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    RedTillI'mDead A Key Tool

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    Forget clean sheets. Conceding is good...it comes with going all out attack!
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    abdo99 Full Member

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    Not sure about Lukaku but music to my ears nonetheless. Brilliant
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    Rolaholic Full Member

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    Amen,it's been great actually looking forward to matches again with the toxic cloud far in the rearview mirror
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    MadDogg Full Member

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    To be fair, every defender that Jose seemed to be interested in was being ridiculously over-priced by their clubs. If Woodward had been able to sign one of them for a more realistic price I do feel he would have.
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    Some observations - trying to be as neutral and fair as possible and focusing ONLY on this game not what’s gone before

    - Tempo was good as was the attacking intent

    - Passing was sharper

    - We missed Martial at times

    - Rashford and Pogba played well and seem to have been given a boost by the sacking of Jose

    - Everything Jones does is on the edge of being suspect/last ditch

    - Dalot was suspect defensively, much more solid when Young came on

    - Lindelof was very good

    - We looked much better when Herrera replaced Fred

    - If we were facing a better team we could easily have conceded more goals

    - Matic was much improved
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    Reddy Rederson New Member

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    Not a sarcasm fan then?
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    kentafuji Full Member

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    Think ole can bring out the best in Lukaku. Its only been 2 games but we have seen others performing better than they have previously
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    Gasolin Full Member

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    The bit about Paul who loves the club and knows it through and through is shivering and hopefully this time, we put things in place to go for that damn title that should be ours!