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  1. Nobody. You were chatting shite about Rashford pretending that Isak is a vastly superior player and that paying €70m for him was a bargain.
  2. Yet another Spanish side for us. More worried about EL specialists, Sevilla, than Barca.
  3. Garnacho leaving the stadium on crutches with his foot in a boot. Yet another one of our players (after Van de Beek and Eriksen) potentially out with a serious injury because of a scissor tackle that was not even punished with a yellow card.
  4. Yeah, it's one of those where one might feel a little aggrieved given the numerous reckless challenges referees have let pass this season but one cannot also complain too much about a red being given. This is just how Casemiro plays and he will have to adjust his game. In Spain, Real Madrid are protected by the referees so he never got a straight red card for this type of challenge which he made many times. He's probably cost us the game.
  5. The on field referee is already making an initial decision on whether a goal stands or whether or not a penalty is awarded etc. What they need to do is stop nitpicking and actually adhere to 'clear and obvious'. There's no need to be taking several minutes to review an incident. Semi-automated offside technology is vastly more accurate and only takes a few seconds to get a decision. That should be used from next season.
  6. Yes. You've got professional referees with years and years of experience looking at replays from multiple angles and yet the inexplicable decisions continue to pile up at an alarming rate. I'm finding it increasingly difficult to believe that these are just honest mistakes or mere incompetence. The Premier League is the worst of the top leagues too. VAR ain't perfect in the other top leagues but works a whole lot better than it does in the PL. The use of VAR in the World Cup and Champion's League is magnitudes better than the PL as well.
  7. The VARs in England don't care about 'clear and obvious'. Instead, they are looking for any excuse to rule out a goal. I suspect they are doing this on purpose to piss off the fans. Anecdotally, I'm seeing more and more people on various social media platforms expressing the sentiment that VAR should be done away with and we should go back to the way things were done before which is exactly what the dinosaurs want.
  8. Just saw a pretty damning stat. Apparently Conte hasn't won a knockout game in the CL in 10 years. Last win in the knockouts was against Celtic in March 2013. He's managed Juventus, Chelsea, Inter and Spurs during this decade.
  9. Yeah, our depth isn't great. We've got the numbers but not the quality. Outside of our best XI, there aren't many players who are good enough or fit the way Ten Hag wants to play especially in midfield and our CF position is basically a black hole. That lack of quality depth combined with a congested fixture list is why I never thought United could seriously challenge for the title. Top 4 is the best we can hope for and we might need a bit of a cushion there too because I still think this squad is going to run out of steam and end up crawling over the line. Playing a match on average every 3 days since mid December while lacking quality in depth is eventually going to take its toll.
  10. He deserves to be rested more. The fact that EtH, Rangnick before that and Solskjaer before that never rotated him shows 1) just how important he is to the team and 2) there's nobody in the squad who has shown that they can play that position anywhere near as well as him. He's our chief creator and has created the most chances from open play in the Premier league this season. Maybe if Sancho and Antony weren't so poor, they could have taken some of the creative burden off of him.
  11. Absolutely fantastic that EtH is not dumb enough to make a knee-jerk decision based off one game. Bruno has been excellent since he joined, is a leader in the dressing room and is one of the few players at United whose commitment cannot be brought into question. Besides that, Bruno was never club captain (that's still Maguire); he's the vice captain and will remain so. There is no (and never has been) any dissent sown by Bruno in the dressing room - he's been United's most reliable player ever since he joined.
  12. Great news. Good to see that EtH isn't being swayed by a bunch of assclowns on twitter and so-called 'pundits' who failed as managers.
  13. World's most expensive left back. >600 million spent in two transfer windows. A true underdog story!
  14. I'd rather have a trophy. It was a terrible game for us but the worst we lost was 3 points and that was softened by Newcastle and Spurs also losing. Can only hope that Liverpool go back to being shit next week.
  15. That went badly. I only hope it's a blip and not the beginning of the effects of playing a match on average every 3 days since mid December. We looked knackered. No intensity at all.
  16. Caicedo has signed a new contract with Brighton until 2027 with the club having the option to extend for a further year. Reports that there is no release clause in his new contract. Worrying but hardly surprising. The decision on whether Greenwood stays or goes will be based entirely on financial considerations i.e. will the potential reputational damage be more expensive than paying out his contract. I'm fairly sure this is what the extended internal investigation is all about - the brass are probably speaking to all the sponsors to gauge whether the club might lose money if Greenwood is brought back.
  17. Antony's biggest problem is the fee United paid for him. He's not worth anywhere near that and will probably never justify that fee. Had United ended up paying what he was actually worth (no more than half of what we did pay) then he would be fine. He's chipped in with some important goals, works hard, presses well and, tactically, he's been important when it comes to the team keeping its shape. He needs to learn to use his right foot a lot more and save his funny tricks for the right time when it can actually cause some problems for the opposition rather than doing it in non-threatening areas and looking foolish.
  18. Well, United might very well become another sports washing club if Qatar's bid is successful. Even if they aren't successful in buying United, Qatar will probably still get their hooks into another PL club (either Spurs or less likely Liverpool). Apparently the Emir wants a PL club and his lackeys will work to make his wish come true.
  19. I love Casemiro and Lisandro. All those fucking morons who were saying Lisandro is too short for the PL are looking like first class numpties now.
  20. Potter is also the problem. Managers always have been and always will be held responsible for the results. The results have been horrendous and he's looking like a deer in the headlights out there. The only thing that might save him is that Chelsea might have to pay out £50m in compensation, unless they were smart enough to include a performance related break clause in his contract.
  21. Despite all of the Chelsea PR backing him, surely Potter has got to go after this. Since October, Real Madrid have scored more goals in England than Chelsea.
  22. Too bad Alvarez chose to join City. He'd be the first choice CF for any other side in the league.
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