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[Matchday] {FA CUP} Manchester United vs Reading (05/01/19)
05-01-2019, 01:43 PM
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RE: {FA CUP} Manchester United vs Reading (05/01/19)
mctomminay & perreira are competing for the most garbage performer this afternoon.
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05-01-2019, 01:47 PM
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RE: {FA CUP} Manchester United vs Reading (05/01/19)
oh shit not sanchez please....
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05-01-2019, 01:50 PM
Post: #23
RE: {FA CUP} Manchester United vs Reading (05/01/19)
Alexis cursed.

Scott and Andreas offering next to nothing.
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05-01-2019, 01:51 PM
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shouldve been 3-0 there Angry
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05-01-2019, 02:01 PM
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RE: {FA CUP} Manchester United vs Reading (05/01/19)
harsh yellow on Chong
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05-01-2019, 02:23 PM
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RE: {FA CUP} Manchester United vs Reading (05/01/19)
Jose-esque performance. so turgid, so devoit of ideas, outplayed and outfought throught out the game. these second string players didnt know what they'd miss for being shite today. Perreira and McTomminay wont make it here. Fred has big question mark for a player who cost 50 mil pounds. only Darmian, Jones, & Romero played well.
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05-01-2019, 02:37 PM
Post: #27
RE: {FA CUP} Manchester United vs Reading (05/01/19)
5 out of 5 for Ole. That's the only positive to take away from this. As it often happens in these situations, making so many changes will affect the performance. Even Ole admitted that making 9 changes was too much. Which was amazing to hear considering that until a month ago we heard every excuse known to man for Jose's failures.

That said, this was the chance for some players to stake their claim and they failed. Fred was all over the place and not in a good way, Andreas failed to influence the game in any way even when he switched positions, Heskaku scored but also miscontrolled the ball a number of times and Sanchez did ok until his injury. McTominay did poorly as a number 8, but looked much more at home as a DM in the second half. That's where he should be play, whenever he plays. The one who probably made the biggest case for a starting berth was Dalot. Loved what I saw from him.

Big big test next Sunday. Hopefully the players recharge their batteries in Dubai and return fresh for the Tottenham game.
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06-01-2019, 01:20 AM (This post was last modified: 06-01-2019 01:22 AM by Clint-TheyCallMePapii.)
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RE: {FA CUP} Manchester United vs Reading (05/01/19)
Disappointed in the game and performance . There is some context to the performances and people, including myself are making an unfair judgement but we have to judge it as what we saw today and especially with Ole giving the lads a chance and clean slate.

- Dalot is young, he's not going to walk in a world class prime right back.
- Darmian is the utility man, this performance shouldn't be classed as anything of note.
- Jones is a clown, he can dress up as a normal person, but he's a clown and his performance doesn't count.
- Young was poor. He's 33 going 34, a good squad option, average defender and average to poor winger. He was never great as a winger so him being capable off attacking as a fullback should draw little praise because he's only there through demotion.

- Scott McT is poor, Jose needed to produce a falsified academy grad and picked up the tallest kid he fancied.
- Andreas Perreira seems to be like Tom Cleverley, he's not passing well or finding players. Alot of hype and promise behind the kid but he has to show some balls and be amazing and impress. Clearly a liability as a holding midfielder or box to box, shows little awareness of his surroundings. He's not physically a presence as a midfielder and looks out of position. He's on his way out of the club on a free transfer at this rate.
- Fred needs a season under his belt. He's fresh off the boat and needs a pre-season to bed in. A £45m squad player at the moment. He's a fish out of water. He's got all the tools to succeed but he's doing all the wrong things. He's rash,buzzing around, losing possession and clumsy. He needs to play smart. Positionally he's shown no discipline and at 26 years old, he needs to mature quickly into a midfielder like Fernandinho or Matuidi or Moussa Dembele (available for free this summer). He needs to learn from Herrera and Matic on how it's done, how to balance the midfield and not commit forward or hold on to the ball for too long. His passing has been ranging from great to poor, he should concentrate on recycling possession and doing the killer pass when the run is on.


-Mata probably needs to leave this summer, most likely on a free. He not played the #10 consistently in 5/6 years now, he's 31, he's not athletic for the right wing and he's never been a David Silva/Eriksen quality player to dominate the #10 or central midfield. He's not even had a normal Juan Mata year for us.
-Alexis is one big expensive mistake in hindsight. He's popped up with assists but he's done. He should be as good as Aguero,Salah,Hazard etc but we are seeing him play like an Lamela, Pedro, Shaqiri type fringe player. He has to go in the summer if he doesn't produce 10 goals and a reasonable season by the end of Ole's shift here.
- Lukaku .... Jesus, all he does is score and offer nothing ! The most expensive £75m bench striker. We got ripped off for an extra £25-30m with this bloke, his not worth more than £40m-50m in today's market. I don't see much but a future as the super sub and squad player.

Chong seemed like Januzaj, bright but was let down by team mates.
Fellaini needs to go . I can't see what he does going forward.

We need to see 7/8 players leave the club, invest in academy graduates to do a better job than Jones,Rojo,Valencia. Invest in the central defence. Buy a proper midfielder rather than playing Fellaini or Scott, pick one up for free/cheap to come off the bench. Buy an right winger which is an actual outlet down rather than Alexis and Mata. 3/4 signings max. It's not a massive overhaul to sell 8 and bring in 4.
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07-01-2019, 09:50 PM
Post: #29
RE: {FA CUP} Manchester United vs Reading (05/01/19)
Pool with 2 loses on the trot as they're knocked out of the FA Cup by Wolves 2-1... Icon_lol
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07-01-2019, 09:57 PM
Post: #30
RE: {FA CUP} Manchester United vs Reading (05/01/19)
Looks like we get the gunners at the Emirates... what a shitty draw to watch, all the low league/non-league teams got other lower league teams at home and won't get to maximize their payout from the FA.
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07-01-2019, 11:32 PM
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RE: {FA CUP} Manchester United vs Reading (05/01/19)
Chelsea of course have the standard easy draw against a lower league side at the Bridge. Arsenal away will be tough, but you have to play the big boys at some point. Will be another test for Ole as a manager after the Wembley game.

Liverpool fucking up in the FA cup again. Klopp just doesn't take it seriously and that's why they get knocked out early every season. Well, this time it will be hard for him to push the progress narrative if he doesn't win the league or the Champions League. You can't be trophyless for 4 seasons in a row and keep bragging about progress.
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08-01-2019, 05:29 AM
Post: #32
RE: {FA CUP} Manchester United vs Reading (05/01/19)
(07-01-2019 11:32 PM)Costas Wrote:  Arsenal away will be tough, but you have to play the big boys at some point. Will be another test for Ole as a manager after the Wembley game.

Bunch of soft cunts, Arse was the softest of the "big" Premier League clubs for us to draw IMO. I still hate it when we get PL v PL matches in the 4th/5th round. These poor NL or LG2 teams could make their whole payroll for the next 2 seasons by getting a home match vs United and who do they pull? Another fucking LG2 team. Sucks for them, I really like seeing us play the kids vs a Newport or Barnet in a 5000 seat county stadium.
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08-01-2019, 07:40 AM
Post: #33
RE: {FA CUP} Manchester United vs Reading (05/01/19)
(08-01-2019 05:29 AM)@JC Wrote:  
(07-01-2019 11:32 PM)Costas Wrote:  Arsenal away will be tough, but you have to play the big boys at some point. Will be another test for Ole as a manager after the Wembley game.

Bunch of soft cunts, Arse was the softest of the "big" Premier League clubs for us to draw IMO. I still hate it when we get PL v PL matches in the 4th/5th round. These poor NL or LG2 teams could make their whole payroll for the next 2 seasons by getting a home match vs United and who do they pull? Another fucking LG2 team. Sucks for them, I really like seeing us play the kids vs a Newport or Barnet in a 5000 seat county stadium.

An Old Trafford tie would also be great for teams like them. Their players would get to play on one of the greatest grounds in the country (sadly, it's not longer the greatest) and they would bring along 6-7.000 fans to the ground.

The only positive of playing Arsenal away as opposed to Newport or Gillingham away is that our players will play on a perfect pitch and they won't risk any kind of injury. I still remember Burton's ground in 2005. It was a mess and it was a good thing no one got injured.

The funny thing is that if Jose was still in charge, we would have been drawn against a lower league side in the 4th round. He was always lucky in that regard.
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08-01-2019, 01:37 PM
Post: #34
RE: {FA CUP} Manchester United vs Reading (05/01/19)
Arsenal will be a walk in the park, they'll rotate and so will we but we have more depth. We should win and should be favorites.

Alexis Lukaku Mata Lingard
Fred Perreira Fellaini McTominay
Young Jones Baiily Rojo Valencia Dalot

We have about 14 outfield players that are not guaranteed 1st team options. The right wing, centre defence and right back slot is up for grabs.
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08-01-2019, 04:32 PM (This post was last modified: 08-01-2019 04:33 PM by @JC.)
Post: #35
RE: {FA CUP} Manchester United vs Reading (05/01/19)
Just thought of this, is Klopp in danger? He's lost every match since 2018... Big Grin
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