Manchester United Team: Identity Loss?

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  • #718748

    SensibleS7
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    In fairness, there would be be a point in time where Alex Ferguson would not be involved, and players affiliated would for one reason or another would leave too.

    Bar Wayne Rooney, David De Gea, and Michael Carrick, you have to say, it’s just all different.

    What strikes me is not the new faces, but notably, the way the football is played and the spirit and manner it is delivered under;

    not a great deal of personalities, but more dullness from observation.

    #718777
    youknighted
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    Lol. Okay.

    Near top of the league. Building from the back. Captain off form for a year. Things could be a lot work.

    #718805
    hatters
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    @sensibles7. Your username is incredibly ironic when you look at your comment.

    Rubbish. United are well in the thick of things and players always have to be moved on. It’s funny that you mention Rooney and Carrick as part of some time capsule that you think we should all stay in *Steven Gerrard cough cough* when they are in fact part of the problem as opposed to being the solution.

    Fergie is old and had to retire. The only constant in this life is change and we are happy to see a transition overseen by LvG as opposed to some of the clowns that have graced the touchline at Anfield like Dalglish, Houllier, Bodgers, and all the rest of the idiots who have been appointed by the Liverpool board over the years.

    You are incredibly lucky to have found a maverick like Klopp who went against any logical decision making process by signing for Liverpool when he could have waited for Real Madrid, Bayern Munich or actually any club he wanted.

    #718809

    SensibleS7
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    Not something to undermine, but from a fanzine point of view – good call hatters in putting on a ‘united’ front, yet I usually find you being one of the critical.

    YK, oh my lord, caught in the trap; you really are showing your true colours lol top top draw.

    #718843
    FoxInTheBox™
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    It has been hard to watch United since Fergie retired, even all their ex-players keep saying so too. Last season it was thanks to De Gea they finished top 4 because they were outplayed more often than not. This season isn’t much better to be honest but it’s Smalling this time enabling them to pick up any points at all. They won’t last in the top 4 unless they improve soon…

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    Need to do more. Sure they concede few, but they don’t score many either. United are probably he most consistent team in the league, but unlike Man City and Arsenal, they cannot cruise at top speed.

    They need to start winning games in style and convincingly. Every game is an arm wrestle for United, and its going to cause fatigue playing a cup final every week. Its good to go 3-0 inside the first half every know and then – its like a week off as the second half is like a training session.

    #718872
    Dandy
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    Nil mate they haven’t lost their identity just got a new one. Methodical, controlled, dull, negative , boring all words I’ve seen pundits use. Its poles apart from Fergie’s style but it is proving effective. They need a striker, the honeymoon period is over for Martial and he needs to be played through the middle . Rooney has been poor and Depay has underwhelmed so far. If it clicks up front they’ll be serious title contenders.

    #718876

    nine nine nine
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    Dandy, if United can maintain their defensive strength and it clicks up front they will probably win the title.

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    Dandy
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    Could well do Nine, there isn’t a stand out team at the moment. City will be dangerous once Aguero is fit, kompany gets fit and Silva returns

    #718922

    SensibleS7
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    Dandy,

    that’s essentially the angle I was coming from mate and can understand why a lot of their supporters are feeling the way they are.

    Certainly not a dig by a long chalk – just a straight-forward question.

    #718929
    youknighted
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    Normal dig at united by you. Nothing new nil.

    #718931

    SensibleS7
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    Whatever, ‘chump’!

    #718937
    youknighted
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    Lol. Don’t have a meltdown now.

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    hatters
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    Regardless of “style”, United are undoubtedly effective.

    It’s not ideal but at least We don’t worry about our top. 4 prospects. The demands for style will continue until van Gaal complies or gets the sack.

    What I dislike is the myth of swashbuckling football under Fergie. Perpetuated by Scholes, Neville, and the pundits alike.

    I can remember the word “workmanlike” being bandied about for at least the last three seasons under Fergie and his only truly breathtaking teams were the class of 92 and the Ronaldo, Rooney, Tevez attack.

    #718974

    nine nine nine
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    Dandy, like you mate I would make City favourites once they get all of Silva, Kompany and Aguero fully fit and all back in the team but United are churning out results and who knows whether they could go big in the January window.

    I don’t see them as losing an identity but creating another one with their defensive discipline if they add a few more goals to the United armoury they will be very very competitive. Cheers buddie 999

    #719313
    redblood
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    Nil-things tend to change mate,nothing lasts forever.

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