I thought game management today was excellent. We never let Leicester get momentum and manged both our energy and the scoreline. I don't remember a better 25 mins that we have played (after the 70th min goal) in a under pressure situation. Time wasting, unnecessary fouling, keeping the ball at times, making subs - all of it was spot on.Massive relief and this gives us a good platform for next season, but man, there's a lot of work to be done. A huge improvement is needed, both in terms of players and game management.
Mate, a lot of people don't post when we win, and that hasn't changed after this result.What a surprise, we qualify for the Champions League, we finish third and there are only six pages of this thread.
Almost as if our hystercal schoolgirl 'fans' are disappointed we didn't fail. Then I look at the ratings and Lindelof and Lingard lead the ratings; haha!
Anyway, nervous match , bit sterile but Leicester were equally not threatening , only our own mistakes put us in a bit of trouble.
Not at our best but well done, catch up 17 points on Leicester i some feat and overtake Chelsea and guess what the match against West Ham we didn't need to win, .
Lingard finally contributes something eight minutes into injury time in the last match of the season which was already won and asks Ole, can I have a new contract please.
Right, well done Ole and let's win the Europa League!
He definitely won't be comfortable with third. Regardless of the debate over his abilities as a manager, he came from a winning culture after all. He also told the board that he had a 3-year plan when he first came in, let's hope it goes smoothly.Happy that we made it through to the CL. I hope the board sees this as the first step towards a crucial rebuild. I know Ole has talked about the need for improvement, so I am confident that he's not going to be comfortable with just third.
Our performances since Bruno's signing (who has been phenomenal) have been for the most part positive. The few stutters we have had along the way have been primarily down to the lack of depth in the squad, and I hope we address that in the off-season. We need a CB,CDM,CAM,RW at minimum and I hope that we make the signings we need to close the gap to Liverpool and City.
Come on United!
Indeed. And leaders. Matic stepped up. Pogba stepped up. All did their job! It was a shit game up to 70 minutes.I thought game management today was excellent. We never let Leicester get momentum and manged both our energy and the scoreline. I don't remember a better 25 mins that we have played (after the 70th min goal) in a under pressure situation. Time wasting, unnecessary fouling, keeping the ball at times, making subs - all of it was spot on.
As is your reaction here. Match threads, on every forum, from every team, are full of the same hyperbolic statements. It is how people deal with the stress of the match day situation, most people understand this and know not to take those specific threads too seriously.Completely embarrassing lurking the match day thread all through that game. So many takes like “Ole has to go”, “Bruno is a poor passer”, “Rashford in average”, “can PSG buy Rashford please?” Etc. Just embarrassing.
He proved those that completely dismissed his managerial abilities wrong. He deserves credit for the turnaround, and hopefully he will reap the benefits he earned in terms of strengthening the depth of the squad and (maybe) keeping Pogba around. This is the lowest point total for a third place finish in over a decade if I’m not mistaken, so I’m still not ready to say I feel confident that he can lead us to title contention.Ole proved the haters wrong. Proud you, Ole.
Yeah. People are stressed and react to the situations as they are happening. Goodness knows what was going on with Leicester fans. This is why this is a good forum. You can criticise the teams when they deserve it.As is your reaction here. Match threads, on every forum, from every team, are full of the same hyperbolic statements. It is how people deal with the stress of the match day situation, most people understand this and know not to take those specific threads too seriously.
Yeah if Chelsea had finished in 5th and gone on to win the Champions League and Wolves win the Europa League, Leicester in 4th would have dropped into the Europa League.We meet Wolves in the final and play the E team
But I hear 4th doesn't lose it's spot in this scenario though.
I am beginning to verge on the idea of selling Paul, but I don't think we'd get the right money for him now.The only thing poor I felt we did today was passing. Too many passes behind the target, which has been a theme the last several games. And Pogba is too slow for this setup. Not sure if it is a mental thing or if he's tired or if he's just that slow.
Interestingly, I was reading an article about possible changes to Fantasy Football next season and they are thinking of awarding extra points for a player scoring the ‘winning goal’, so if it was 3-0 would anybody get a bonus point? Seems strange, almost like disadvantaging players playing for teams that don’t win by just 1 goal. The lower teams normally win games by less goals/margins.He didn't.