Arsenal at home

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  • #1703783
    redblood
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    There are a few viruses @ the club,thats for sure.

    #1703854
    Wonderfuel Gas
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    Jones out again apparently. Can we sell him for scrap?

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    N1xer
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    Where’s Bailly at? Also injured?

    #1703864
    Wonderfuel Gas
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    Problem with his back I think for Bailly.

    Hearing stuff about him being one of those Louis Saha types who is very quick to say hes’s “not feeling quite right” and pull out of a game with the medical team scratching their head about what the actual problem is.

    Fucking wish I could have that luxury starting a week when every cunt wants my balls in a clamp and to sink me. Oooooh, my toe hurts leave me alone.

    No mufc, no pics.

    #1703874

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    Never would have put him down as that type but it probably explains why Mourinho has seemingly discarded him this season. A potential centre back pairing of McTominnay and Rojo. This is looking like being a very long fucking night on Wednesday.

    Heard from a big Madrilista here today that there is a lot of talk Perez is really pushing to get Mourinho back to Madrid. Might explain why he seems to have thrown the towel in

    #1703895
    Wonderfuel Gas
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    Don’t get this whole argument that Mourinho is finished or yesterday’s man. Just think we are absolutely fucked and living in Portugal, which is a smaller country so easier to find good info, I do genuinely believe that Mourinho wanted to improve United and become a legend here. Obviously people who hate him will shoot this down but I think the United job is a poisoned chalice right now and always will be until the Glazers and/or Woodward are in the bin. Pochetino isn’t changing anything for me.

    Interesting about your Madrilista…he also saying that Perez needs him to be a free agent before anything else happens. Explains some of the fucking team selections and adds weight to the conspiracy theory he’s “playing” for the sack.

    Fucking Rojo and Mctominay. You could very well be right. Apologies for the other day I was pedantic, unnecessary and a bit of a cunt. As I apologise I can’t even remember what my point was. Sorry.

    #1703897

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    Only a bit of back and forward Tommy. I take that as part of the craic and banter on here. It happens.

    What he was saying is that it’ll defo be the summer either way. They won’t be appointing a third manager during the season. Word is Mourinho doesn’t want to come back to Spain because he has big enemies in the media and with others connected to Madrid but Perez really wants him to oversee the rebuild they are planning for next year. They are apparently really trying to sell it to his agent Mendes.

    With his ego he will be looking for a big club after Utd. Reckon it’ll be either PSG or Madrid. PSG makes more sense. Guaranteed league titles and bottomless pit of coin.

    Agree that he came with the best of intentions and wanted to build a legacy at the club. I still remember his first press conferences when he was saying he wanted to win everything and calling the club a giant etc. You could tell he really wanted to be at Utd. Ultimately his ego and signings have killed him. I also think Woodward has been going behind his back talking directly to players agents and that has undermined the manager with players like Pogba.

    Biggest worry is who takes over next? Would be happy with Poch but cant see how we get him out of Spurs with this new stadium and 5 year contract he signed in May.

    #1703913

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    Good post(s) Tommy. That’s the biggest problem for me, you just don’t know which team will show up. I’ve wanted Jose to be successful I really have, he’s done it at times but he just doesn’t get any consistency out if this team. And you just don’t know if Martial is going to score a worldy or walk around all afternoon sulking. You don’t know if Pogba is going to turn up as the French version or the Brighton version. Is Herrera going to be all over the pitch winning the ball back or is he going to look like a 33 year old on his last legs. Lingard, Lukaku, Mata, Rashford – all great on their day but shite on their off days which far outshine their great ones.
    Which is why we could beat Arsenal, we could draw or we could get smashed to bits!

    #1704094
    hatters
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    The ease with which any side can carve our defence to pieces these days is frightening, hence our negative goal difference. The midfield selection by Mourinho at Southampton was embarrassing to say the least – how one can select Fellaini, Matic, and Herrera as a midfield 3 without expecting to get the runaround is beyond my comprehension.

    No doubt, we will continue with the same tactics, selection, and approach which akin to throwing spaghetti onto a wall and hoping something sticks. I imagine Mourinho throwing darts onto a board to select his eleven.

    Arsenal are a well oiled machine – unbeaten in 18 games and flying on confidence with a clearly defined brand of football. They will stretch us all over the pitch and I dread to see what the likes of Aubameyang and Lacazette will do against our amateur defending after the likes of Mkhitaryan, Ramsey, Torreira, and Ozil have strolled past the lamp-posts that Fellaini and Matic are.

    We have won 4 games out of 10 at Old Trafford this season (two of which are a hard fought win over Young Boys and an immense comeback effort against the mighty Newcastle). We have a porous defence, we have 1 attacking player on form in Martial (who Mourinho inexplicably decided to bench against Southampton), and there is no semblance of an attacking pattern of play in place.

    I will make my final prediction tomorrow but I sense a proper spanking from Arsenal tomorrow.

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    Alfie07
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    Mourinho didn’t play those three in midfield against Southampton though. Pogba was in there and Matic was in a back three.

    #1704103
    hatters
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    @alfie. I don’t know anymore mate, I couldn’t be bothered to try figure out what Mourinho is doing anymore. We might as well draw names out of a hat for the team selection tomorrow.

    #1704149
    Alfie07
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    Given the injury list, he might well have to!

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    @hatters, I think it’s more injuries than Mourinho
    Looks like Jones, Smalling and Bailly all have knocks but apparently Smalling wants to play despite having a hairline fracture in his left foot. I’d be happy if Matic played alongside him just to get him out of our midfield. If all fit, I wouldn’t be too upset with the following XI:
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    Dalot, Smalling, Matic, Shaw
    Lingard, Herrera, Pogba
    Mata, Rashford, Martial
    That would give us energy in midfield, pace up front (excluding Mata obviously) and Lukaku & Fellaini on the bench

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    2-1 Arsenal……Knowing Mourinho in BIG matches, he would be parking the bus as always!! That allows Arsenal to Attack Attack and Attack.

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    Zico
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    All the signs in the sky says we will get thumped tomorrow.
    Arsenals midfield are quicker.LaCasette,Auba against Matic as CB is a real horror show. Unai Emery has anattacking idea and the players trust their manager.
    Mourinhp has not an attacking idea and i dont think the players trust him.
    The few times we have played well were when Mourinho unleashed the players.
    Not sure he will do it against Arsenal as LaCasette and Auba would destroy us in counterattacks. After all,he played a spine of McTominay,Matic,Fellaini,Pogba,Herrera against mighty Saints. That was a defensive lineup against a relegationside and we were outplayed. I expect Arsenal to be a better team than Saints but you never know.
    Arsenal have choked before but they are different now. New players and new manager doing wonders in six months.
    How long for Mourinho? Too long,way too long

    #1704175
    redblood
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    1-1 for me.

    #1704253

    moral
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    2-2

    #1704263

    united_we_win
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    0-2

    #1704267
    Zico
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    0-4

    #1704303

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    Game day. A fixture to normally get you excited but nothing today only apprehension. What delights are we going to be served today? Met a another city season ticket holder yesterday “off to Watford thought I’d pop in see you before I go I said why ? Anticipating the teeth them getting smashed by Watford fans! He took great pleasure in telling me city are better than last season and united are a million miles away. He is loving Jose in charge. Didn’t really have much to argue with to be honest, this board have created such apathy I’m struggling for some games. These parasites have killed us! Zero ambition just figures and more.

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