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A united fan on their forum: 'a solid point away from home' - against Villa, when they played against 10 men for 30 minutes; United fans never fail to disappoint.
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Their defense is a mess but maybe they can do what Liverpool did last season.
Spent bundles of money on players they didn't need and didn't focus on their defence at all
Stambouli's solid.
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I would choose mason instead still
+3
Didn't get to see the first half,how bad was his injury??
+1
Rogue, it looks like an injury that will keep him out for the festive period atleast IMO.
+1
Mason may be out for a while but luckily we're pretty well healed in his position. What we need is another centre back and preferably already now in January.
Yes a center back is vital. Fazio looked slow and weak today; he is a liability at the moment.
Lamela you f*****g beauty! where have you been!?COYS!!!
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He's getting there. I'm sure we've got more to come from him.
Today he seemed to realize he can go outside as well as in. The two or three times he went outside to cross put the doubt in his defenders mind, and sure enough; goal. A real beauty, as well.
Kane!!! COYS!!!
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COYS!
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So MoPo sticks with the Mason - Bentaleb combo. I've yet to see one game where they work as a 2, they both scamp around after the ball but I don't see any presence there. Against the lower level teams we should be more adventurous and have more creative options, they are going to try and stop us and little else, so I don't see the need for this much caution, particularly when at home.

He also drops Soldado the game after scoring again.
Hope we can create enough and don't leave it too late again. COYS.
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What's with the negativity mate. I think they fit in with Poch's style of play more, that's why they get played. They're young and energetic and help press high up the pitch. Sure they aren't that creative but that's why we have Chadli, Eriksen and Lamela.
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@Andy: watch the Everton game, they did well.
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Andy, what are our creative options in the mid? Whether due to lack of quality or options, I don't think we have a more positive central midfield combination right now than those two.
I think Soldado has been benched because we are down to only 2 strikers presently.
If needed, I do hope that we make the tactical change early in the 2nd. COYS :)
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Not negativity, just my views on our team. They have looked a bit lost together in recent times. Only saw part of Everton game, but despite people saying we played great we only had 39% possession at home that game, which can point to the midfield not controlling the game particularly well.

You really don't think we have better creative options in the middle?
Stombouli is a better passer than both players and Dembelé has a far greater presence than them. (and both are also great tacklers / interceptors)
At home to a bottom 3 team he could do something like :
------GK------
-----Back 4-----
--Dembele--Eriksen--
Lennon--Kane--Chadli
-----Soldado----

Just a thought. No need for such caution is all. Eriksen gets on the ball a lot more playing further back. He's like a soft -tackling modric, perfectly adequate against a team that will sit back.

We should win games like this regardless of who he picks though.
Dembele doesn't track well, despite being a big presence. And he isn't a good enough passer to play these games IMO.
Stambouli's passing range? I have honestly not seen a lot of it yet but I guess you can make a case for him(and he is on, wish it was for bentaleb instead of mason).
I think Mason has been off in recent weeks, but Bentaleb has been very good. He covers, tracks back, breaks up play decently, recycles possession, looks for forward passes and is always very composed.
Got your wish for more so called presence with stambouli coming on for mason. He was very quiet tad disappointing tbh. But it's clear as day that mason and bentaleb are our best midfield partnership atm.
Thornby, I am not sure you can judge Stambouli on this performance. Bentaleb was so dodgy tonight that if Mason weren't injured, he would have been subbed by the hour. Mason is the most unique centre-midfielder we have right now. Closest thing to a deep lying playmaker.
Lloris
Walker Fazio Vertonghen Davies
Bentaleb Mason
Lamela Eriksen Chadli
Kane

Subs: Vorm, Chiriches, Rose, Dembele, Stambouli, Townsend, Soldado.
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So assuming Eriksen will play centrally and we'll be so much better off for it.
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Lamela needs to have a good performance today!
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Looks like a good side. Glad to see consistency in the selection. The more games these guys play together the better we'll get.
That line-up wasn't far off the mark. If we had been a bit more clinical we would have won that game fairly comfortable.
So we are back into one of those games where the team won't attack us and leave us frustrated I feel.
We need to start taking advantage of these games because there's been times this season where we've had home games that we should be winning but have slipped,so hopefully we take advantage today they will let us hold the Ball as usual and hopefully we can break them down and not be countered against,they have pace on the break with ings and I hope we can contain him,I think it will be a game for vertonghen and Vlad but I feel Poch will play fazio even know they have no height in there,COYS!!
+1
Wouldn't mind Stambo starting today, he put a good defensive shift in against Newcastle and distributed the ball quickly to our forward players.
+1
Yeah wouldn't have minded him, but I'm sure he'll get his chance eventually.
+1
Please can we have a good home performance today! I'm going to go 2-0 Spurs, I really want to believe we've turned a corner after the game midweek, but I can easily see Burnley frustrating us today. Crucial we get the 3 points today, I'm sure the players know that. Will be interesting to see how they deal with that pressure. COYS!
+2
Jay Rodriguez suffers injury setback which rules him out until February.

That should squash any remaining rumours about us going for him in January.
+2
Yeah most definitely, it really is coming up to silly season. Some of the players we're currently being linked to are just absolutely ridiculous! I genuinely feel Poch will stick with Soldado until the end of the season.
No doubt I think he will stick with Soldado, and Kane. But even with all the ridiculous rumours circulating, one thing is for sure; we have to ship out Adebayor and replace him as soon as possible. The targets we are rumoured with are ridiculous though. I honestly have no idea what our team is going to be like after January.
What do you guys think about llorente? He was linked to us a few seasons back but quietened down. He scored yesterday. He's 6'5. Could use some height up there since ade is off form
Not impressed with Llorente, I don't think he would suit the premier league. I think we need a striker who can run at defenders and make things happen; I'm talking about someone more in the mould of an Aguero. For me, Higuain would be perfect, a truly excellent all round striker who could add a lot of spark to our front line. And with a struggling Napoli he could be encouraged to make a move in January, there are stories that he is unsettled.
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I'd love Higiain but he'd never make a move here, not now at least. That's the problem, a lot of the CF we're being linked with are so far fetched plus it's January! prices will be inflated, I think Paul Mitchell will have to get his thinking cap on and look for a diamond in the rough.
Everyone talked about Llorente and Soldado , how good they'd be, and whoops we got Soldado...
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An interview recently with Soldado revealed how he's embarassed by the affection for him. He has stated he loves the support he gets but gets upset when he misses his chances because of how the fans keep showing him support even though everyone knows he is underperforming.

Really got to love the guy and hope he gets his run of form sooner rather than later. He has a lot of commitment and it would be such a waste to let go of him now.
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"From the first minute I'm involved, even before I've done anything, the fans show they believe in me, and I feel ashamed at not being able to satisfy them," he told the Evening Standard.

"It's hard when they sing. I hear them chanting my name and if I miss a chance, I feel bad. I can't thank them enough. I just hope I can reach the level they expect and take advantage of the great players around me.

"If only I knew that little something that's missing for me to find my form, really show my game and for the goals to start flowing."
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@Fayjay: I read the interview yesterday. Felt a little sorry for him.
I saw the interview half an hour back. Man! Watching him talk about it was moving. I am more desperate for him to succeed than any other player ever. :(

I feel that's part of his problem though. He tries too hard and is too hard on himself for missing a chance. Some people relive a missed opportunity far too long in their head and it messes up what they can actually do. Being a little vain, sadly, would make him a better player.
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12
18
30
3
5
9
17
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31
10
19
29
4
4
9
17
4
29
15
13
28
6
2
9
17
5
27
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22
6
3
8
17
6
26
9
19
28
4
5
7
16
7
25
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19
22
6
4
7
17
8
23
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22
18
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16
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21
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27
27
6
6
5
17
10
21
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22
19
7
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6
16
11
20
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21
11
7
5
5
17
12
19
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21
18
7
4
5
16
13
17
-6
23
17
8
5
4
17
14
17
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32
20
10
2
5
17
15
16
-10
24
14
4
10
2
16
16
15
-8
27
19
8
6
3
17
17
15
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26
12
8
6
3
17
18
13
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24
15
8
7
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19
10
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29
15
11
4
2
17
20
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0
0
0
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0
0
0
0
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0
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3
0
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0
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4
0
0
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5
0
0
0
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0
0
0
0
6
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
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7
0
0
0
0
0
0
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8
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
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9
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
10
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
11
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
12
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
13
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
14
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
15
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
16
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
17
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
18
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
19
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
20
0
0
0
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21
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22
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23
0
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0
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24
0
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0
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0
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25
0
0
0
0
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0
0
0
26
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
27
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
28
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
29
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
30
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
31
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
32
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
33
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
34
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
35
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
36
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
37
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
38
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
39
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
40
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
41
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
42
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
43
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
44
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
45
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
46
0
0
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0
0
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47
0
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0
0
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48

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6
5
11
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3
3
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1
11
5
4
9
1
2
3
6
2
6
-3
10
7
2
3
1
6
3
2
-8
9
1
4
2
0
6
4

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