I get where you are coming from. I think other sides are unlucky because they’ve proven to be consistently good. Liverpool are struggling, relatively, at the minute but have plenty of credit in the bank. It is the same reason City get cut slack.We have done that, just in streaks.
There are too many sides around Europe playing like shit with this schdule to put it down to luck. If they are unlucky then why aren't we?
Just look at our starting team, its just says = midtable players!!! Last right winger United bought was Valencia 11 years ago, Martial and Rashford both squad players.1st home win this season in PL..yay! But for the love of god, can anyone see us achieving anything with Ole in charge! A championship level manager in charge of one of the biggest clubs in world football...and his team plays like one.
One good chance from Townsend, what else? A wonder strike from out of the box, that will beat every goalkeeper but goes in 1 out of 5 games?West Brom, one of the worst team in the League, could also have two goals, and potentially a penalty.
And that's against United, who had (bar McTom and maybe Shaw) full team. At home.
But yeh.. stats.
I am not saying that Martial was great, but comparing the number of shots that he had with. Cavani is just crazy. We were 1-0 up when Cavani came on and WBA had to chase the game which always means that the game opens up. It wasn’t as if Cavani’s shots were all that good either.In the next game, move Martial to the left and start Cavani on top. Martial isn't a striker to lead the lines. 90 mins and he got like 3-4 shots? I think Cavani had about the same attempt in 30 mins. We don't need a lazy player leading leading the lines. Drop Mata for VDB and Matic for Pogba (Fred to stay back and protect the back 4). Let's go at team from the get go instead of struggling to break them down. We either drop Martial or Rushford. Make a statement Ole!!! Stop trying to prove to the fans that you have a idea how to win by sticking to your principles.
Agreed, enough of the negativity. I only watched last half hour and if it wasn’t for their goalie making some top saves we’d have scored at least a couple. As for folks posting that Rashford and Martial are squad players, you are on a wum or not United.One good chance from Townsend, what else? A wonder strike from out of the box, that will beat every goalkeeper but goes in 1 out of 5 games?
You're not listening to me. If you say "they had one potential penalty", I say: we had at least 2 fantastic chances (Martial early on and Rashford from a few yards, both created by Bruno), two very good chances (Martial header and Maguire from the box after corner) and Rashford had a decent chance from range. That's all from the top of my head, maybe I've missed something for WBA. But we were by far the better team.
No I don't think so, he contributed a lot in his position. I'm really glad finally Ole seems to agree with the majority of the caf.Pogba contributed nothing last night.
You didn't watch us under Moyes or LVG I guess. The infamous 8x crosses and the so called United tiki taka. The scoreline would be much better if our strikers didn't forget their shooting boots and Johnstone didn't suddenly turn into prime DDG.Shite football, worse than we ever were under Moyes or LvG.
I agree with these comments but I was disappointed in how passive Ole was with his subs. I also don't get why Van de Beek came on at right wing, not necessary against a team who had little going on in the middle of the park.Not a good performance but we were still comfortably the better team. Obvious but we have to take more of our chances early on in these games.
I didn't expect free flowing football many here appeared to, straight after an international break with 1/2 days training.
And yet "passenger" or not Mata was the one who created the penalty for our only goal.... how pathetic for Rashford and especially Martial. Rashy looked like he wasnt yet recovered from the shoulder injury, and Cavani should have started. This is exactly why we got Cavani so our young attackers can rest when needed.Mata and Matic shouldnt start together. Ole fecked up again with his lineup selection. Shouldn't have started Rashford and Martial as well. Could have benched them and start James, VDB, Cavani and McTom.
Substitutions were also late and usual like clueless. Fred was running his socks off to cover for Matic as well. Matic and Mata were truly passengers.
Our finishing was bad and it was very apparent. As many have mentioned there were no links between the top and mid.
Fed up of Oles garbage statements and media dialogue now. It’s like a treacle and vomit cocktail. I still like old pictures of him sliding on his knees after scoring a goal but I’m sick of seeing him talking and completely fed up of pretty much everything that comes out of his mouth now. I’ve lost faith.
I don’t think you can learn some things. You’re right though, Cavani, even at his age is a proper 9 and the difference between him and Martial is stark.Cavani in his brief moments looks like a proper 9
Martial needs to learn from him in terms of movement and guile up there.
We need much more from most of the squad.
Cavani should start the next game. He's ready