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wow, VAR at its best eh, nah we wont check that clear error from the ref that should have been a corner, and the ball "may" have stopped moving before being kicked...

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Williams doesn't seem to be having a good game. I don't think that's down to him though - he did well in a functional. auxiliary wing-back role against Chelsea, but Brugge are letting us have the ball. So he's in the same position, but it's not really the same role. He's not suddenly going to become an attacking midfielder.

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Opportunity to move up to fifth with a win tomorrow, so we all know what that means!

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2 hours ago, JPL said:

Opportunity to move up to fifth with a win tomorrow, so we all know what that means!

 

Ighalo hattrick!

 

 

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4 hours ago, spork said:

 

Ighalo hattrick!

 

 

 

4 hours ago, spork said:

 

Ighalo hattrick!

 

 

 

4 hours ago, spork said:

 

Ighalo hattrick!

 

 

Yes please :):)

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Apparently Mctominay, Greenwood, Chong and Gomes are all with the squad for tomorrow and currently no sign of Lingard or Pereira :omg:

 

Cant wait to see a fully fit Mctominay, Fred and Bruno midfield. 

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Klopp has said there was no chance of anyone but Dortmund signing Haaland. I hope that ends that.

 

Savage has said a new stupid thing. Brace yourself. 'If Solskjaer was handed £250 million to go out and sign central defender Kalidou Koulibaly, playmaker Jack Grealish and Jadon Sancho up front, Solskjaer’s best team would be capable of giving Liverpool and Manchester City a run for their money next season'. Liverpool have shown a few times you can leap up the table in two seasons, improve that much. But it overlooks the level City and Liverpool have risen to. I think any team can improve immediately but it's like at some point you need to show some sign of methods of play, an objective, consistency. Liverpool win every game and City can go on 12 game winning runs with ease. Man United can't win 3 in a row just to keep up with Chelsea. 

 

I like Grealish, initially there's something too nonchalant about the slow smoothness of his play, Ozil-like, but he scores wonder goals too and can fight. He fits in being a player who would be stepping up rather than down to join. Arsenal also want him though. And being a Villa fan, and captain, I'm not sure he'll leave. Maybe he'll think; I did my best, I got to captain my boyhood club in the premier league after years away. Maybe he'll have got a taste of premier league football and will want more. He might think he could end up staying years in the championship and lose his opportunity. There's been so many English talents who fade away. Just being in the Championship I thought Grealish might not fulfill his potential, because people raved about him years ago. He seems humble actually, enough to want to stay, and maybe his family and friends persuade him otherwise. 

 

Sancho is linked because United like to give the impression of being among the top clubs. He's that good he could pick his move. Even if Pochettino was here, it'd be a gamble. With Guardiola feeling some loyalty, it removes the possibility of Pochettino ending up there. I think him going to United is possible. Zidane isn't leaving Madrid, and who knows with Tuchel.

 

You'd think it'd be best for Pochettino to win some trophies there than repeat the rebuilding thing with United which if it's just very nearly again might, but probably won't, affect his chances of the Madrid job. Plus, winning at PSG allows flexibility; you've achieved, time for a new challenge. At United with years of improvement it's staying to see it through. His recent quote about loving the premier league was a come get me plea. Like Guardiola though it's probably more likely United don't pursue enough. 

 

Pundits dismiss Ole as the worst manager in the league, ('who would honestly take him?') but it's more worthwhile to think what other managers could have got that much more out of such a depleted squad over the season. And furthermore, which managers would have won those big games as he has, because some have had dozens of attempts at big 6 teams and always lose. 

 

Maddison is another linked attacking midfielder but he isn't leaving Leicester with Rodgers there. I can see Grealish choosing Arsenal over United, more convinced the playing style would suit him, stay in the south..ish. Arteta would convince him he knows what he's doing. Man United don't need an attacking midfielder, but do need players who can hold on to the ball with confidence and drag it forward. He never hides, he takes the ball wherever. Still would want another centre mid and striker. Actually, Grealish did play deeper last season didn't he, he's not strictly an attacking midfielder. 

 

People think Wan Bissaka would be better suited to being a centre back, given his tackling and blocking but lack of confidence in attack. I don't know what happens to the right back position. Que googling right foot, left foot, can players swap sides. 

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Being as we are not playing a top team i expect we will lose this...somehow!?

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This'll be a good test. Seems to be the strongest XI we can put out, given injuries. Will we be able to break Watford down, or will we run into the same problems we've had all season, when playing teams from the lower half of the table?

 

14 hours ago, spork said:

Apparently Mctominay, Greenwood, Chong and Gomes are all with the squad for tomorrow and currently no sign of Lingard or Pereira :omg:

 

Cant wait to see a fully fit Mctominay, Fred and Bruno midfield. 

 

Yeah, Chong and Mata being preferred on the bench to Lingard and Pereira feels significant.

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5 minutes ago, Liamness said:

Yeah, Chong and Mata being preferred on the bench to Lingard and Pereira feels significant.

I really hope Lingard’s association with Mino, when he knows full well how disrespectful to the club and what a parasite he is, means he’ll be gone in summer.

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1 hour ago, JPL said:

Is this on TV anywhere?

:ph34r: internet...

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Doucoure having a great game so far. If Watford do go down, there will be a right scrap over who gets to sign him.

 

Not much to talk about in terms of our play...

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Are we already bringing Fernandes down to our level? 

 

Edit - and he immediately wins a penalty. 

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lol, good timing @feltmonkey

 

Excellent run from Fernandes and beautiful weight on the pass from James. First real moment of quality.

 

Bruno has been making a couple of those runs, it's almost like we need him deep to provide the pass and also forward to make the run!

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44 minutes ago, 5R7 said:

:ph34r: internet... <link to stream>

 

Even though it's not being shown live in this country, I think we need to be careful about linking directly to streams. Probably should take the same approach as the rules regarding linking to ROMs / telling people where to find them.

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