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With Sturdige back and Liverpool playing well. Dont forget Arsenal always finishing 4th and Southampton giving a good fight we must play better for a top four finish otherwise we will end up same as last season.
It's going to be hard for each team for third and fourth spot. Add spurs to the list too, anything can happen by end of year.
in other news... villa are pants.

i reckon benteke wouldn't cost falcao money. and we could throw in clevs to sweeten the deal.
The last goal they scored was against us lol. I'm still asking me myself how we failed to win that game when they were 10 men down for 15mins
We were away from home Cjay... lol.

We seem to have developed some ridiculous inability to perform when away.
sterling has been a massive player throughout the season and he's only getting better each game... those who say januzaj is better or at least on par are clearly man utd biased...
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But no one said it this season, so I don't know what point you're trying to make ?
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Dumb post bring up an arguement when nobody never mentioned anything
point 1: sterling > januzaj, objectively speaking
point 2: can check a couple of pages back, we had a discussion about it, that's just one example... could be more

but then again, ive been in this forum long enough to know that bashing on our own players is a very taboo topic and one should be prepared for retaliation... such as what i'm facing now... although at no point in my previous statement did i ever mention that januzaj was poor whatsoever... i love januzaj, i maintain he should stay at united at all cost... but still, sterling >> januzaj
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I only recall last season people making comparisons to the two players. Whilst Sterling has vastly improved this season, I think its unfair on Adnan to be compared to him because of the lack of minutes he has on the pitch, and he's not exactly helped by the fact that our dead slow build up play, which is making even world class players in our team look average most of the time.
Well good for you then go and tell the liverpool forum how better he is than Januzaj.
i can summarize this entirely - you're not wrong. however we like januzaj better because he's not a bin dipper.

let's lock the thread now.
I think our formation against Leicester yesterday should be our starting XI for the remaining games.

AV25, Jones, Rojo, Shaw as back four. Even though i really rate Rafael but Valencia's work rate is much better and his physical presence is needed.

Blind playing in front of our defense is where he suits best. In that Carrick role. Even though i rate Carrick but he's injured atm and considering his age he won't keep the same level for a long time.

Rooney is useless in that midfield role. Back passes, longs balls and he don't even know how to tackle. Herrera should play there, he has the skills, creativity and work rate to perform in that position.

Januzaj is just lacking some gametime but i think we need his technique on that wing. He can easily take on 2,3 defenders and create something on the wings.

Then, between Rooney, ADM, RVP and Falcao it will be hard. Considering Rooney is our captain he will start but as right winger or playing just behind the striker. I think ADM is better playing behind the striker.

RVP and Falcao are getting their form back and this is a real threat for our opponents but we somehow one will have to be on the bench.

This is what im thinking at the end:

DG

AV25--JONES--ROJO--SHAW

HERRERA--BLIND

ROONEY--ADM--JANUZAJ

RVP/FALCAO
We were very balanced most of the game. But we need minor changes at our defense line to cope with other teams nature up against fast or tall strikers. The midfield and striker combination should stay the same
Thats a more balanced team but van Gaal loves two strikers upfront.
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“We want to help Fletcher. That is my only concern. I am very happy he is coming back. Manchester United just want to help him play more.” - LvG
lol... that is a very diplomatic statement...

read: damn why didnt he just go, now that he's back i really can't find a place for him in the squad... i'll keep him sidelined and just hope he won't complain again...

actually what's the reason the deal broke? i'll be extremely mad if it's about wage...
^^They wanted to take him on a loan, then get him free in the summer. But obviously United wanted to sell him now and get a small sum for him before his contract runs down.
two things we lack that would win us the title.

ince and keane
nope.

one thing: SAF

even CR7 could be enough
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I think we've still got Di maria and Rooney's position mixed up..It would be more efficient for Rooney to play behind the front 2 and fancy some goal scoring chances from there rather than sitting deep as a CM...Also Di Maria is much better if played at CM, as he will get more room to run from there rather than at AM where he's got nowhere to run.Often he is too quick for other players to join him and no one to pass to when he runs past the defenders leaving him with no options other than take a chance himself, and we all know about his finishing..

So won't it be wiser if ADM would play as a CM and create more chances from there and Rooney a better finisher play up??

P.S. Blind was superb once again, even better performance than against QPR.😃
rooney on the basis of today should be sat on the bench. he is shite in midfield, even against the league's bottom team. utterly terrible - a liability.

he needs to get out of midfield forever. and yes, adm should be there on the left of a midfield 3.
Agree with the point that Di Maria needs to be deployed as a CM. We need him on the ball as much as possible but i dont mind seeing Rooney in midfield. Di Maria is at his best when he is playing in a 3 man midfield.

di maria loses the ball a lot, i think that's why he cant be behind rooney in a midfield 3

ok rooney makes a lot of wayward passes, but it's probably less strain on a defense to pass the ball 50 yards and miss as opposed to dribble and get dispossessed.
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He also doesnt track back like Rooney. Since Januzaj was playing who isnt great at defending either, Rooney was needed in defense. Plus LVG likes to have DM7 up front for counter attack
real trouble imo is too many strikers, no creators or ball-winners.

our first two goals were from turnovers - just like the newcastle game in december. turnovers against a side sloppy in possession not from genuine creativity in our side.

with more midfield players who can win the ball we can create more chances in transition before they can park the bus. too many strikers = not enough chances
I don't get why we don't start one striker upfront. We should try playing Falcao on his own for once and see how he does.

We play two strikers who always have their back to goals when they receive the ball. We should be looking to play them through balls or whip in dangerous crosses which is impossible to defend. I wouldn't mind having Beckham teaching our wingers how to curl in a dangerous cross.
I was actually surprised to see RVP getting subsituted at around the hour mark, thought Falcao is the one to be subsituted. But,just like Herrera can't get a sniff of first team football,similarly, RVP too will always start as the main striker as long as LVG is in charge.

So, can't even imagine seeing Falcao playing on his own upfront.
lvg thinks he is playing fifa so he puts his fastest player in the front
rooney is rubbish in midfield..1 out of 10 games i'd say he'd perform well as cm..but other than that his passes go nowhere,unnecessary long balls..he pretty much just sits back and boots the ball up front or back..we already have blind for that role and he is by far way more effective at passing.
as for di maria,he seems frustrated not receiving the ball when making a run every time..
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herrera shits on rooney in midfield. but then so do a lot of midfielders. not many strikers make better midfielders than rooney does - but most midfielders do and so do a fair few centrebacks. cleverley is better in midfield than rooney.

if you can't drop rooney for a more effective midfielder, drop a f*****g striker and stick the hair-plugged prat up front already
@Kayteo @Stan182 and I saw a different picture somehow. It feel like we were watching 2 different United games.

ADM is clearly declining, and he played in his normal CM position, so what excuse we give him? I dont know, I read a lot here yesterday, but the only one valid point that comes up is: "he played on too many position so give him some time" Well that can be said about every player and he is still average in our squad for now vs team that is on 20th position at home game, but whatever makes you sleep better.

On Rooney case I would say: there was clearly 1 long ball missed pass yesterday from 8-12 he made? I wish I could see his stats to prove my point, but basically, there was 1 cut long ball he made himself, and there were about 2-3 long balls that were just cut off but by opposing player, but not necessarily were going off target, which is not his fault.

So in general his long passing Was on target, as well as frankly he was not the one to give the pass always back this game as well as he was dealing fine under pressure, he did lose in rare cases ball, but then he immediately recovered it. And he was involved AGAIN with his corner assist on 3rd goal.
Because of his vision BTW crosses were very effective that game so yeah, figures Rooney is horrible "1 out of 10 games i'd say" in CM.

So lets make Rooney a villain I agree with no backup on why exactly he is the one.
i counted rooney had eight turnovers in the first half. he loses the ball all the time mate, it's not 'rare cases.' and as for 'winning it back' he's a terrible tackler, just ask downing. he won the ball once today, against richie de laet, who as we know is the world's best dribbling fullback.

and to say that rooney is good in midfield, even adequate, when we have a dead-brilliant midfielder on the bench is f*****g stupid of you and LVG. and SAF for that matter. IT IS COSTING US POINTS.

rooney's position has been a problem for YEARS, ever since 2010 really he's been a poor #10, now he's a s**t #8. soon he'll be a s**t holding mid and finally he'll retire the world's worst CB, but for some reason he'll never be dropped and will always keep better players on the bench - completely ruining our side the whole while.

the only reason rooney plays in midfield is that when he was a striker, in 2010, he would drop deep into midfield, look for the ball, and use players who ran beyond him to good effect. what's stopping him from doing that now? that's a role he is made to play, and the role that would get the best out of ADM.

and all this from a hair-plugged prat who insulted our club and demanded more wages.

i don't know why he's immune to criticism on this forum either, NONE of you ever point out his poor qualities, or the better players he's keeping the bench.

that's the best way to run a football club. accomodate the highest wage earner even if it means dropping points and never suggest anything different might be appropriate.
I have been busy with school and work Its good to see smile on you guys man utd doing well the last few games. glory man Utd
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Oh well.

His contract expires this summer, we were willing to wave a transfer fee to push through the move so its pretty clear he wont be staying on past the summer.

Would of been smarter for him to make the move early and get settled in for next season.
What now for Fletch?

My opinion he should just hang up his boots
im sure fletcher ando is gone by the end of season.hope pereira is staying,i never seen him play for 90min but just dont want another pogba story.most importantly is DDG,he should tie up his contract soon.hopefully zaha nani is given another chance under lvg to challange the right wing spot,i know valencia work rate is much better but to play every match at top level as first eleven and not able to cross or beat defender is blshitt..
piece of s**t... shitty players are so hard to offload, cleverley and now fletcher... good players are so hard to buy... man utd's luck


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2
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23
46
3
6
14
23
2
43
17
22
39
4
7
12
23
3
42
21
16
37
6
3
13
22
4
42
19
25
44
5
6
12
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35
7
4
12
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6
27
33
7
5
11
23
7
36
8
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35
7
6
10
23
8
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26
9
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9
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9
30
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30
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8
22
10
30
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29
9
6
8
23
11
26
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6
23
12
23
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25
10
8
5
23
13
23
-12
33
21
8
11
4
23
14
22
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32
20
11
7
5
23
15
22
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30
11
11
7
5
23
16
20
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38
21
11
8
4
23
17
19
-13
33
20
12
7
4
23
18
19
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24
14
4
5
23
19
17
-16
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21
14
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