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posted on 18/2/20

Agree OP, plenty of encouragement there last night.

Bruno does look to have that little bit of class with the ball that we've been lacking.

posted on 18/2/20

comment by Winston (U16525)
posted 1 minute ago
Agree OP, plenty of encouragement there last night.

Bruno does look to have that little bit of class with the ball that we've been lacking.
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I just hope we carry on in the same vein until the end of the season. We got a tough run of fixtures next few games too.

Bruno will just get better to be honest

posted on 18/2/20

What are people's opinion on this formation? I think James is very limited when we play like this. Maybe Ighalo and Martial would suit, with Ighalo holding up the ball

posted on 18/2/20

Martial getting a goal which hopefully will boost his confidence as his talent has never been in doubt

comment by Ruiney (U1005)

posted on 18/2/20

Need a dominating performance against Watford. We’re rubbish at home and have struggled too many times against lower opposition.

Let’s finally get a run going.

posted on 18/2/20

Matic has done very well. Very impressed.

I think winning against the better teams bodes well for the future... Surely finding a way to beat the "lesser" teams is an easier problem to fix (hopefully one the likes of Bruno and Ighalo can help address).

posted on 18/2/20

Just gutted about the rashford injury, his goals and all around form will be hard to replace during the run in. Hopefully Ighalo hits the ground running and Martial has a good spell out wide or in a two.

posted on 18/2/20

Think Bruno will be a very astute signing, he has something our other midfielders can't offer.

I'm more positive going into the next set of fixtures than before. Hopefully we can actually dominate lesser teams and find a goal.

posted on 18/2/20

Bruno deffo has the eye for the more subtle pass in and around the box... A (much) more energetic alternative to the class of Mata.

posted on 18/2/20

I also liked that he was orchestrating the play a bit, pointing to where people should be or where the ball should go.

posted on 18/2/20

comment by Ji Sung Park's Cousin - Ole's joy Manticore (U2958)
posted 1 second ago
I also liked that he was orchestrating the play a bit, pointing to where people should be or where the ball should go.
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Noticed this too. Makes sense why he was captain at Sprting. does seem like a real leader too. Plus great set piece taker, corners and free kicks.

comment by Ruiney (U1005)

posted on 18/2/20

I hope he becomes the player we wanted Pogba to be, then we can get rid.

posted on 18/2/20

I’ve learned not to get overly excited by new players in recent years but one is for sure, Bruno is a huge upgrade on what we already have in that position.

posted on 18/2/20

Got to be a confidence boost for Ole that 3 of his 4 signings were key in getting the result.

posted on 18/2/20

Bruno is a huge upgrade but would be great to see him playing with pogba. We’d open up lesser opposition much easily with both of them and intelligent technical footballers compliment each other. Maybe we will see it. Pogba Fred and Bruno would be a dangerous midfield

posted on 18/2/20

Regardless in the summer we will need at least one more creative midfielder.

comment by Shugs (U14253)

posted on 18/2/20

comment by Reddevilsdouble II (U22313)
posted 4 minutes ago
Got to be a confidence boost for Ole that 3 of his 4 signings were key in getting the result.
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You'd nearly think he had some sort of plan....

posted on 18/2/20

I'm delighted with the result last night and I thought we play a good game. However, the real positive would be a good win against Watford at home too.

Now and again there are signs that we're doing things right. I do quite like the 3 at the back formation as I think it suites Shaw and AWB in some games.

posted on 18/2/20

Shaw- He did very well in a unnatural position. Not sure what clicked for him, but that LCB position in a back 3/5 suits him a lot.
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I've been advocating this for a while. Shaw's end product is terrible but he is very good at carrying the ball - it's really difficult for teams to deal with a CB who does that and it almost always unlocks space for others. Plus he's defensively sound.

Would be quite happy for us to continue with this formation for the remainder of the season. We just dont have the wide players for a 4231.

comment by Shugs (U14253)

posted on 18/2/20

comment by Diafol Coch 77 - A Reputable Poster (U2462)
posted 23 seconds ago
I'm delighted with the result last night and I thought we play a good game. However, the real positive would be a good win against Watford at home too.

Now and again there are signs that we're doing things right. I do quite like the 3 at the back formation as I think it suites Shaw and AWB in some games.
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Shaws surprised me tbh... I said before I thought AWB could be decent as a rcb in a 3 as he's so good defensively (would also mask his attacking deficiencies)... Didn't think Shaw had the brain or concentration for his side

posted on 18/2/20

Was a good performance yesterday and an excellent result.

Ighalo will suprise a few, I like how he pushed the defender off the ball near the throwing area towards the end of the match.

None of our attacking players offer that and that will be an issue for the more physical teams.

3 or 4 players in the summer and we would have an excellent foundation for the future.

What I liked the most about the team was the togertheness. Even with the new guys in the team, it was great to see.

They want to be here and it shows. Hope they keep it up and hope the club rewards them with the right type of signings in the summer.

posted on 18/2/20

comment by ManUtdDaredevil (U9612)
posted 1 minute ago

What I liked the most about the team was the togertheness. Even with the new guys in the team, it was great to see.
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Yea, it's great to see. I've said before, but if Ole's only legacy is to get us back to having a team of players who really believe that UTD is a club to play for, not just a big wage.... that will be a very good platform to build on.

posted on 18/2/20

comment by ManUtdDaredevil (U9612)
posted 4 minutes ago
Was a good performance yesterday and an excellent result.

Ighalo will suprise a few, I like how he pushed the defender off the ball near the throwing area towards the end of the match.

None of our attacking players offer that and that will be an issue for the more physical teams.

3 or 4 players in the summer and we would have an excellent foundation for the future.

What I liked the most about the team was the togertheness. Even with the new guys in the team, it was great to see.

They want to be here and it shows. Hope they keep it up and hope the club rewards them with the right type of signings in the summer.
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It was great to see them all celebrating together. Keane said a while back he thought this was important that teams do as scoring a goal is the culmination of all the hard work you put in. Keane, as much as he looks a misery, was always one of the first to go and celebrate a goal with his team mates.

posted on 18/2/20

I'm delighted with the result last night and I thought we play a good game. However, the real positive would be a good win against Watford at home too.

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Yeah, I don't know if Bruno solves our ability to open up deep defences but he offers a goal threat on the edge of the box. Need to get him in those positions.

posted on 18/2/20

comment by _Viva_Vida (U6044)
posted 23 seconds ago
I'm delighted with the result last night and I thought we play a good game. However, the real positive would be a good win against Watford at home too.

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Yeah, I don't know if Bruno solves our ability to open up deep defences but he offers a goal threat on the edge of the box. Need to get him in those positions.
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Even if he doesn't have the killer pass in his locker (although he does technically look a very good player) the fact he's willing to have a pop from 30 yards should mean that some space will be opened up because he'll have to be closed down. His shooting will also hopefully enable our strikers to pick up any rebounds if they're alert.

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