- Aug 3, 2014
Another 1st half goes at home with the team not getting out of the 1st gear, there's no intensity from the players or the manager at all.
Last game against Everton I thought we started well despite their early goal but not tonight.I actually thought we started fairly well, especially considering we were basically playing with 10 men as Mata wasn't getting involved at all. Strangely as Mata started getting move involved the team as a whole dropped off and struggled to get anywhere (which is the opposite of what often happens where Mata playing well is normally a sign the team is playing well).
He clearly doesn't rate VDB since he's started Mata and an unfit Pogba over him continuously.Has Ole lost it?! Why does he not rely on VDB to add energy to this team. He scores one week and gets benched the following one. What a brilliant way to boost someone’s confidence.
He doesn't seem to rate him as a central midfielder or a winger. That's different than not rating him at all. Ole just seems to only really see him as a #10 atm, which of course puts him in direct competition with Bruno which is only going to go one way. Even today when he had both on the field Bruno moved out to the right so that VDB could play centrally.He clearly doesn't rate VDB since he's started Mata and an unfit Pogba over him continuously.