- Mar 17, 2018
Why isn't VDB getting a run out today? Matic, ugh.
What? Didn't Leicester just ran through our midfield a couple of times? Isn't that on Matic as well? The guy is done. Bring him on for the last 10-15 minutes in a game you want to see out or you want some more control. Thats it, he's finished, there is absolutely no point in playing him anymore.Matic is actually playing well...
4-3-3 with Bruno as a false no 9?If we keep playing two man midfields the McFred partnership (when both are fit) is our only hope. Playing your two slowest midfielders in there in Pogba & Matic isn't exactly great tactics either. But herein lies the problem. We shouldn't be playing two-man midfields.
We need to move away from this 4-2-4 Ole loves that sees ANY midfield we put out get overrun by anyone from League Two up to Serie A. Most teams don't play with 4 out and out attackers - there is no control. Today vs Leicester Pogba and matic might as well not exist apart from the constant free kicks they gave away.
Play 3 in midfield (no not Bruno as he isn't a proper CM) and drop one of the 4 attackers.
It would be the only issue though. Right now we have a ton including players not knowing what they are supposed to do.4-3-3 with Bruno as a false no 9?
McTominay - Matic - Pogba
Greenwood - Bruno - Rashford
Main issue would still be that we lack a good CDM.
I think our best line up is:
Greenwood - Bruno - Rashford
At least all 6 players would work their socks off.
Exactly. I don't know how people on McFred's side aren't realizing this too. As if they haven't been part of crap performances and losses.I was going to post that we need to go back to McFred but then I realised that was the midfield for the defeat against Villa and the draw against Everton so let's be honest whatever midfield we go with its shit at the moment
They may have but people's view was the Teams crap performances were because of them........they werent there today? They might be shite but don't remember too many defeats like this. Today was shockingExactly. I don't know how people on McFred's side aren't realizing this too. As if they haven't been part of crap performances and losses.
Looks like McFred is a better option among all optiosn we have now. that would give front 4 ----Rashford--Bruno---Greenwood---|Ronaldo freedom to roam aroindDon't want to go with McFred because they have been the scapegoat far too often for the clubs problems, lets see what happens without them. Trust me if they had played today, it would have been all about them not Harry even though both him and Shaw have been shocking all season.
100%.Like it or not but at this point McFred is our best midfield combination with bruno playing in front of them. Anything other than that and we look totally lost
Mate we drawn and lost plenty of easy games with these two this season.scapegoat. I believe After the Leceister game, under Ole, these two will be the first name on the team sheet. Their work ethic goes under appreciated. Under a more possession, attacking based manager, then we wouldn’t need two of these double pivot.
Again it didn't work versus Villa or Everton.....100%.
Pogba is a luxury left forward as we don’t have better midfielders.
Only 3 of Bruno, Pogba, Ronnie, Cavani, Greenwood, Rashford, Martial and Sancho should start.
Fred and Scott should start. Matic is better than both but too fragile by all accounts.
Our midfield looks better with them under Ole than without them. They add steel and energy, that supplement the likes of Bruno, Ronaldo, pogba and Sancho in the attack who lacks the right work ethic.Mate we drawn and lost plenty of easy games with these two this season.
At this point no Midfield works. That's on the coaches
Again it didn't work versus Villa or Everton.....
Our midfield looks better with them under Ole than without them. They add steel and energy, that supplement the likes of Bruno, Ronaldo, pogba and Sancho in the attack who lacks the right work ethic.
We win more games with those two playing. I don’t think they’re the answer, but we have a coach that can’t set us up to win. We need those two.Again it didn't work versus Villa or Everton.....
Include last season mate, they were all there then.I made a list of our season so far based on Midfield pair. There is limited data buts it's too early to say McFred is the best pair.
Also even if they are the best the pairing is very poor all the same. I suspect our issues more stem from coaching In all cases
McFred W2 D1 L1 - 50% Win rate
Win vs Leeds
Win vs West Ham
Losss Vs Villa
Draw Vs Everton
Fred Pogba W1 D0 L0 - 100% Win rate
Win Vs Wolves
Matic Pogba W1 D0 L0 - 50% Win rate
Win Vs Wolves
Pogba Sccott W1 D0 L0 - 100% Win Rate
Win Vs Villarreal
Matic Fred W0 D1 L0 - 0% Win Rate
Draw vs Southampton
Fred Donny W0 D0 L1 - 0% Win Rate
Loss vs Young Boys
Matic Donny W0 D0 L1 - 0% Win Rate
Loss Vs West Ham
That pair plays more than any others so that would be one reason we win more.We win more games with those two playing. I don’t think they’re the answer, but we have a coach that can’t set us up to win. We need those two.
A better coach takes 4 of Cavani, Sancho, Bruno, Lingard, Greenwood, Pogba, and makes them press the feck out of the opposition, allowing us to play Matic solo, and two full backs to fill in spaces.
Ole plays reactive transition football and we get our pants pulled down by better coaches. Routinely.
That’s also not how stats work.You can do the data collection for that if you like.
Though what's happening this season is more relevant as we are playing so much worse regardless of what pair we play