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Everything posted by Tomo

  1. 22. Willian

    The only place you could even think maybe is if we reverted to 3412 and he was Hazard's back up behind the strikers, but even if we did that hypothetical formation change i'd rather give that spot to Ruben when he returns.
  2. Qarabag v Chelsea

    They weren't great but they certainly were better than a lot of teams that beat United at Old Trafford down the years, so there was always that element of risk.
  3. Qarabag v Chelsea

    Course it was, if Schalke opened the scoring at Old Trafford on the night then United were clinging on with the b team out.
  4. 22. Willian

    No thanks, Mata isn't even half the player he was in 2012 and even that version would struggle for games under Conte.
  5. Qarabag v Chelsea

    I do, but the reality is with our schedule, some calculated risks need to be taken somewhere. We only need to look back at 2015 to see what eventually happened when Jose repeatedly played his strongest side no matter what. Fergie took a similar risk in 2011, with a 2 goal lead from the first leg vs Schalke, he heavily rotated for the home game so his first team was fit to play us, when the odds are in your favour is the right time for it.
  6. 22. Willian

    I honestly wouldn't care. Will be annoying for the first few weeks while the media and United fans make out he's Ronaldinho reborn and bring him up every time Hazard and Pedro get dispossessed, but the crux of the matter is United will be throwing silly money at yet another Chelsea player who's best days are in the past, he's been our 3rd choice winger under Conte for a reason. It's a shame Woodward wasn't running transfers at United around 2011 time, we could have palmed Alex, Essien, Malouda, Anelka and Kalou on them for obscene cash.
  7. 22. Willian

    If we are going 3 5 2 as the way forward, i would rather replace him with a striker.
  8. 27. Andreas Christensen

    I think Azpi-Christensen-Cahill complement eachother quite well and between them compensate for each other's weaknesses. Azpi and Cahill bring the experience the Dane lacks, Azpi's lack off Ariel ability is compensated with the other 2, as is Cahill's not so great technical ability.
  9. 22. Willian

    Does make you wonder what 'input' he use to give when he was with us, maybe Malouda at full back was his idea
  10. Qarabag v Chelsea

    I'd leave some player's at home. Even the travel will be tiring, and with our schedule calculated risks need to be taken. After all the absolute worst case situation going to match day 6 is we need a draw at home, and even that's only the case if both results go against us here, the odds are in our favor to take some gambles with selection here.
  11. 9. Álvaro Morata

    Pedro may not be at that level in terms of natural talent, but he is the perfect foil for player's that are, there's a reason he was a regular for Pep.
  12. 10. Eden Hazard

    You hit the nail on the head by saying in contrast to his other season's, ofcourse he was poor by his standards but not to the depth's fans and Jose made out. Plus the fact he was playing with a hip injury plus the wear and tear from being overplayed the two seasons previous must be factored. Guus didn't drop him, he was easing him back in due to the same injury flarring up again, from then on he slowly looked like his old self again culminating in making Spurs and Liverpool look like idiot's. He more than can be, he already is the best player in this league, he carries us and (in my opinion ofcourse) if he spends his whole career here (or leaves when he's past his prime) then our greatest ever player won't or atleast shouldn't be debatable. Numbers matter more than anything in this day and age. Not when it comes to Hazard, he has had many godlike games without scoring and if he has 15-20 off such games he'd be my POTY even if he doesn't score again this season.
  13. 10. Eden Hazard

    Even in the Jose meltdown period he was like 7th in key chances created, despite playing through injury and the club being in it's worse place for decades. I still can't believe people thought he was a problem back then. Unfortunately he will never get the credit he deserves due to the average fans obsession with goals and assist plus the unfair and untrue stigma around his 15/16 season.
  14. West Brom - Chelsea

    I wonder if City fans will moan that West Brom rolled over for us while playing the game of their lives against them
  15. 9. Álvaro Morata

    United fans trying to convince themselves at the start that they got the better striker gets funnier by the week, Morata is so much better in general play Lukaku will have to score atleast 20 more than him for it to even be debatable.
  16. 22. Willian

    Im far from a fan of Wilkins and i think he's one of the worst pundits going,but bar that ludicrous Willian selection that team is pretty spot on bar maybe Azpi squeezed in somewhere.
  17. Kurt Zouma

    Cahill's a better option in a back 3.
  18. 14. Tiemoue Bakayoko

    Back in 2010 we were criticised for the Neymar pursuit because we had Kakuta, enough said.
  19. Ruben Loftus-Cheek

    Pep likes his fullbacks to go into centre midfield during general play, so in that Delph at fullback works well, infact similar to Moses as wingback as Conte likes them to go forward and offer width but they aren't totally responsible to end product, which is Moses weakness.
  20. 14. Tiemoue Bakayoko

    That's your opinion and reasoning, fair enough. The difference between you and Wright, Wilkins is i highly doubt they had any agenda in mind bar having a dig at the club. If Jake Livermore was from our academy they would have probably claimed he was better than Baka aswell.
  21. 14. Tiemoue Bakayoko

    The narrative has been set. Every single time RLC or Chalobah play well for club and especially country the same cliche riddles idiot's will revert to "he's better than Bakayoko, what are Chelsea doing?" Beyond cringeworthy.
  22. 27. Andreas Christensen

    Andreas Bjelland, Brentford CB, those 2 must seriously work if they are keeping Christensen out.
  23. 22. Willian

    To score 6 IIRC within 4 months surely meant something. He's failing to even hit the target now, which is a drastic difference. Was good, but before and after that period he was pretty poor at them.
  24. 22. Willian

    Did he ever really have it? That minor purple patch during the Jose meltdown period aside i dont ever recall him being that great at them, and he's certainly living of that reputation now. Outside of said purple patch he's took loads and scored how many? I can only think of the semi vs Spurs and 1 vs Brentford i think, and i can't recall that many threatening one's either.
  25. Christian Benteke

    Wow £7m what a bargain by Villa, we really missed a trick with him, what an alternative he would have been to you know who. Next summer maybe offer Villa £20m plus Lukaku on loan (assuming the latter's loyalty to WBA fans doesn't hinder it) those two together could be dynamite for years to come. I will be delighted if we can get him.