The Longstaff brothers

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  1. Oct 7, 2019
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    Nick7 Full Member

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    They absolutely did not raise their game against us.
  2. Oct 7, 2019
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    We don't know what Matt's level is but they both played pretty well. I agree it wasn't a game-raise by any stretch, indeed our entire issue in games in a nutshell is that average/poor teams have a chance against us when they play competently. We're so passive that the basics done reasonably well are enough to put any opponent in the match against this United.
  3. Oct 7, 2019
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    cesc's_mullet Get a haircut Hippy!

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    Made my day.
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    Classical Mechanic Full Member

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    How is it possible to know if a player that made his league debut is average or raising his game against us? Makes no sense.
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    Sandikan aka sex on the beach

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    It was inevitable that a league debut guy would score the winner.
    Just inevitable.

    It says it all that a manager as poor in the Premier league as Brucie felt he could give a teenager a debut against us!
  7. Oct 7, 2019
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    Nickosaur Full Member

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    Thought Sean has had a pretty poor start to the season? But looked good yesterday.

    Not sure if either are the answer to United's problems but they do look like very good talents.
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    Fair play to Bruce for gambling with them. Matty had never played a PL game and was thrown in despite having Shelvey on the bench. I'd like to see a bit more of that bravery from us.
  9. Oct 7, 2019
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    ottosec Full Member

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    They're average players, but against us every donkey looks like Robson.
  10. Oct 7, 2019
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    Acole9 Outstanding

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    The weight of that pass from Sean Longstaff to Almiron was splendid.
  11. Oct 7, 2019
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    if we bought every midfielder who bossed our midfield this year we'd have 20 midfielders on the books
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    Didn't think much of either to be completely honest, not to mention the fact they were up against literally a non-existent midfield.
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    second that.
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    The ginger one is an unfortunate looking lad, those lengthy eye lashes disturbed me, brought a red tinted catfish to mind.

    Decent young players though.
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    No.

    They are decent young talents.
  16. Oct 7, 2019
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    I guess we now have two midfield targets. Whichever one we get for 80 mill plus will be the sht one. The other one will go to Liverpool for 10 mill and turn out to be a once in a generation talent.
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    They are probably better off staying at Newcastle .
  18. Oct 7, 2019
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    I know what you mean, this is how I feel about McTominay for us. He's stood out this season because in a team that is absolutely dire he's charged around a bit and won a few tackles, played a few passes and scored that goal against Arsenal. But he's not good enough to be United level - which is title/UCL challenging level. The Longstaff brothers obviously wouldn't be either. 10 years ago we could compete against Barca etc. That's the standard we need to be aiming for with signings.
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    Sir Scott McToMinay New Member

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    Is their dad’s name Longstaff Longstaff by any chance?
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    Eyepopper Lowering the tone since 2006

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    No.

    Its Helmut!
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    Seriously, even a duo of tom cleverley and darren gibson would look world class playing against us. That newcastle team is terrible, they made us look like a league one team.
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    Interesting. I was going to ask about their father, as by the looks of them, he's also their brother.
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    Said the same thing in the matchday thread. Beyond the goal and the passing, there was a point in the first half where he did a little Cruyff turn in the exact same manner Scholes used to.
  24. Oct 8, 2019
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    Can we have a poll on who is uglier. Mathew Longstaff or Luke Chadwick?
  25. Oct 8, 2019
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    amolbhatia50k Sneaky bum time

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    Agree. I wasn't particularly impressed. They just played against a team that was clueless.
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    I would definitely been concerned living near Matt, strong Children of the Damned vibes from him..
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    Agreed.
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    You weren't particularly impressed with a 19 year old debutant who bossed the midflield, scored the winning goal and hit the bar with the second best chance of the game? Tough crowd.
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    amolbhatia50k Sneaky bum time

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    I didn't think we were playing against potential world beaters, no. And, he/they bossed a nothing midfield and a ripped up team. Rather wait and see how both do in the longer run to judge whether they are proper talents.
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    Ah i know, I was being facetious. I think Matty in particular did as well as could be expected but long term he'll have tougher tests if he is to be a top class player.
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    amolbhatia50k Sneaky bum time

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    How highly are him and his brother regarded among Newcastle fans?
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    amolbhatia50k Sneaky bum time

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    They both did well against us. It's just difficult to judge opposition players unless they do exceptionally well (stand out with incredible qualities) as I'm (don't know about others) usually focusing on us and our problems.

    Look forward to seeing how both do over the course of the season. The Newcastle players certainly seemed very happy for him.
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    :lol:

    It’s Ivor
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    McTominay is better than both
  36. Oct 8, 2019
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    Yes I am aware of who his partner was, but I am not sure I agree with this.

    It looked pretty even to me, if not favoring the Newcastle brothers.
  37. Oct 8, 2019
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    Classical Mechanic Full Member

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    He also created one of their best chances with a cross for Carroll and showed some nice long passing at times. The weirdest thing in this thread is people judging Matt Longstaff’s level when he’s played a single bloody league game in his career so far.
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    golden_blunder Site admin. Manchester United fan Staff

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    Not bad for your pl debut eh
  39. Oct 21, 2019
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    Any comments on how they faired against Chelsea? I was glad to see that they both retained their starting spots, and it looks like they kept Chelsea out until the 73rd minute. But thats all I know.
  40. Oct 21, 2019
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    No, no and no to Rice as well.