Mark Antony

Football: CL is back

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That was a fucking nightmare to watch. If I wasn't a United supporter I'd have changed the channel before halftime. Really, fuck Mourinho. It's not like we have a shit squad. Put Poch, Pep, Klopp or any manager with some balls in charge and we would be so much better. Mourinho hasn't been an improvement over LVG. The only area he's done  better in is the transfer market but LVG was by far the more successful big game manager. I fully expect a score draw at OT and us to be eliminated. 

 

3 hours ago, polishgenius said:

For me it's not so much that he can't play in a midfield 2 because he can, and when you do that and ask him to play the Sergio Biscuits role he'll do that fine. It's just that playing that role is a complete waste of his talent. He's played in a midfield 2 in the games where we've not been tasked with sitting back though and he's fine then.

Also, he's had the odd bad game this season, and he isn't consistent in big games at all yet, but for the majority of the time he's been absolutely brilliant and Mourinho throwing him under the bus for the Spurs game in which no-one played well and Mourinho's tactics were dreadful again is pathetic behaviour.
And no, he played the same role in the Newcastle game. He didn't need to be sitting as deep though so he had a bit more freedom, but that was one of his bad games. I'm putting that down partly to confidence though, since that was after Mourinho singling him out.

The biggest problem with our 4-2-3-1 is that it is totally unbalanced. Our front four  are all strikers or wannabe strikers so the 4-2-3-1 is actually a 4-2-4. This leaves us top heavy and Pogba  as a second defensive midfielder but he is also expected to be the primary creator and this is where the problem comes in - he looks unsure about his role. Our complete lack of pressing from the front compouds the issue and leaves our midfield totally exposed. Mourinho's shitty tactics of setting up attacking players to fail don't help either. 

 

ETA. no idea how a spoiler tag got in the post and can't delete it. Fuck this shit and fuck Mourinho. 

 

 

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15 minutes ago, Hereward said:

Motion to disallow any discussion of Man United games in the "Entertainment" forum. 

I don't know, it's entertaining when they lose.

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