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  1. Liamness

    The Man Utd Thread

    So given Martial and Lingard are out for a couple of weeks each, how should we line up for the next few games? That's two of Ole's preferred front three out, and I think we have to play with pace up top, trying to get the ball forward quickly, which probably rules out keeping the same shape but bringing in Suarez and Lukaku. I'm thinking something like this: Rashford Lukaku Pogba Fred Herrera Matic Shaw Dalot Lindelof Bailly De Gea We lined up in a similarish way against Arsenal, with two very wide forwards. Lukaku did well playing wide right, although hard to tell how many times that can qualify as a "surprise". Could also sacrifice a midfielder and play with a back three, allowing the fullbacks to concentrate more on attacking. Maybe a good option against Liverpool. I think crowding the midfield will be more important against Chelsea though.
  2. Liamness

    Football Thread 2018/19

    Yes, but how much credit can you give him, given they have the quality of Vertonghen and Sissoko going forward?
  3. Liamness

    Football Thread 2018/19

    @Sirloin Probably because it's an open secret basically that he wanted to go to PSG, not United. He came to us anyway, had a promising start then struggled (admittedly, in a team that was struggling), and then we sold him on at a loss. I suppose that is enough for some people? I'm not sure why you'd want to give a quality player any more motivation to play well against you, but that's just me...
  4. Liamness

    The Man Utd Thread

    I am not sure we should be surprised - even with a few players out, PSG are a much better side. Tuchel has turned them from a collection of individuals into a team. Sure, without the injuries and a few better bits of decision making on the pitch, we could've given them more of a game, but we were absolutely not favourites here. I feel like Solsjkaer's audition for the job starts in earnest now - can he pick the players up and avoid any more "reality checks" against Chelsea and Liverpool? His achievements so far cannot be simply explained away by the players being demob happy after Mourinho's departure, but he has relied somewhat on sustaining a wave of positivity around the club.
  5. Liamness

    The Man Utd Thread

    @Nicky Pogba was trying to get his body in the way though - he knew Alves was there. Strange time for the ref to show his first second yellow, in any case - he's had other, more obvious opportunities to do so.
  6. Liamness

    The Man Utd Thread

    We're spending a lot of time in their final third, but you get the sense this isn't exactly an uncomfortable position for PSG - they can stay deep, conserve energy, and invite us on so we can be hit on the break. They seem happy enough soaking up the pressure really.
  7. Liamness

    The Man Utd Thread

    This has been the most entertaining period of the game by miles, for what it's worth. Us throwing everything at it, them countering, probably great for the neutrals. First half was a bit drab, and lacking in quality moments.
  8. Liamness

    The Man Utd Thread

    Ah. That is probably the tie. PSG have looked the better side (the enforced subs haven't helped) and the scoreline is now reflecting that. We're a bit fucked now as we absolutely have to push for a goal, but they have an Mbappe. Every single time we lose the ball in attack, something could happen.
  9. Liamness

    The Man Utd Thread

    Yeah, he's been great. Must be pretty serious to take him off with the ref about to blow?
  10. Liamness

    The Man Utd Thread

    Agreed. Loads and loads of yellows. Passing out has become a bit loose from our lot. Still, we can clearly hurt them, they are leaving gaps on the break.
  11. Liamness

    The Man Utd Thread

    Yeah that's the obvious first choice team now, only slight question at this point is who to pair with Lindelof. Bailly can look imperious one minute and then do something really daft the next. Smalling has been good recently, surprised he didn't get the nod tbh.
  12. lol, the old lady. The animation is a bit too smooth to be authentic to the 90s web experience though. Actually fairly modern isn't it? I guess if they went full old school it might not render correctly on current browsers.
  13. Liamness

    The Man Utd Thread

    Yeah I was just thinking exactly that - get Lingard on wind up duty. Unless Sarri has gone by then, or has somehow become less stubborn and decides to move Kante alongside him, that will still be the way to beat this Chelsea side. Arsenal have actually gone up a place today without even playing. I can't imagine that happens very often.
  14. Liamness

    Football Thread 2018/19

    Sending on David Silva when you're 5-0 up - that's quite a message to send to the players! Gorgeous pass from him in the build up before the sixth too - so many midfielders would've hit that out wide a little earlier, instead of seeing the opportunity in behind.
  15. Liamness

    Football Thread 2018/19

    City have stepped it down a gear now, with a deeper line and much less energetic pressing. Understandable, but boooooooo all the same.
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