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Matic

Giving him a 3 year deal is another example of poor club management.

For the 1st half of last season after being poor for a while it looked by all accounts he was set to be released in the summer.

Then he found form before lockdown and we activated the extra year on his contract which I think we all agreed with.

Then post lockdown he continued his good form.

Yet instead of seeing if he could maintain that form over a longer period we jumped in and offered him another 2 years on top of that.

Since that contract he’s been average at best.

It’s not as bad as giving the likes of Jones and Rojo 5 year deal but what harm would it have been to leave it until about now to decide if we were going to offer him a new deal?

posted 1 week, 6 days ago

comment by Vidicschin (U3584)
posted 7 minutes ago
comment by Sat Nav (U18243)
posted 1 hour, 1 minute ago
comment by Vidicschin (U3584)
posted 35 minutes ago
No idea what Jinja smokes. Mata was out worst player and Matic not far behind.
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You got proven to be right again ffs
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I don’t know why this is a shock to you. I do get things wrong once in a while but when it comes to our players I mostly hit the nail on the head.


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Was more disappointment about them not working out yet again rather than any comment on your football comments.

There was one point when Matic won the ball and started running down the left and the opponent just strolled after him, caught him up in no time and took the ball off him with consummate ease to say the least. It was like Matic was running in quick sand, was almost comical.

posted 1 week, 6 days ago

There was one point when Matic won the ball and started running down the left and the opponent just strolled after him, caught him up in no time and took the ball off him with consummate ease to say the least. It was like Matic was running in quick sand, was almost comical.

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It was ridiculous.

Not one of our CM’s have any pace what so ever. But Matic is really very slow.

posted 1 week, 6 days ago

comment by Jinja Ninja (U19849)
posted 8 hours, 16 minutes ago
comment by Manc Python (U17527)
posted 1 minute ago
comment by Jinja Ninja (U19849)
posted 1 minute ago
Mata and vidic were not our worst players today.

Rashford and Bruno were
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Vidic?

Bruno our worst player? Wtf are you smoking. You do know not only did he score the only goal he also created our 2 best chances which Rashford and Martial fecked up.

Matic and Mata were our worst players. Closely followed by Rashford and Fred
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Sorry meant matic.

Bruno was pony today. Couldn't even make simple passes for most of the game. And yeah he scored a penalty after he messed it up incidentally. But he was poor.

Rashford has been poor for a while and yeah he scored a hat trick that most will point to as a defence of a player in general poor form
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All the top players give the ball away probably as much as anyone else. See how many times both KDB and Messi give it away. It’s because they are trying the difficult/creative pass. We always needed someone like that. The fact that he created two absolute sitters and made that wonderful pass to Mata where we should have really done better and scored shows that he wasn’t pony and was nowhere near our worst player

posted 1 week, 6 days ago

Rashford was clearly not fit. It’s our manager’s fault for keep overplaying him. But he did ask for Haaland to add to squad depth, then the boss gave him Ighalo instead

posted 1 week, 6 days ago

Such an important position on the pitch - it's criminal that we decided to stick with Matic and bring no one else in.

posted 1 week, 6 days ago

Hojberg looks like the signing of the season. Only £15 million and would be a big upgrade on Matic

I did say we should go for him πŸ™„

posted 1 week, 6 days ago

comment by Robb Pochettino - 🧒 Make United Great Again (U22311)
posted 40 seconds ago
Hojberg looks like the signing of the season. Only £15 million and would be a big upgrade on Matic

I did say we should go for him πŸ™„
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Certain players look better under certain managers.

I am convinced that there are plenty of players like Hojberg out there.

posted 1 week, 6 days ago

Matic didn’t have a bad game yesterday.

The midfield platform was actually pretty good, as was the back four, barring a couple of lapses.

We played through the press neatly and successfully largely down to Matic (most passes on the pitch I think) threading the ball between the lines. His positioning was as good and as important as usual (he’s a good foil for Fred in this way) and he won the ball back a bunch of times.

The biggest problem in the first half was what was ahead of them. Rashford was double marked when he pulled wide and should have been looking elsewhere for the ball, Martial was static as fack, and Bruno couldn’t complete a pass. Mata was actually the only one making useful runs for Bruno and the midfielders to hit.

Second half was better, but we need to see Martial and Rashford doing much more off the ball in games like last night’s.

posted 1 week, 6 days ago

comment by Winston (U16525)
posted 3 minutes ago
comment by Robb Pochettino - 🧒 Make United Great Again (U22311)
posted 40 seconds ago
Hojberg looks like the signing of the season. Only £15 million and would be a big upgrade on Matic

I did say we should go for him πŸ™„
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Certain players look better under certain managers.

I am convinced that there are plenty of players like Hojberg out there.
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He led the league in ball recoveries last season - under a manager who likes to press and is now smashing it for a manager who likes to do the opposite. He’s deffo someone who can do well under different types of managers. He also got his start under Pep at Bayern.

Whether he’s the very best option out there out of all the players is one thing. But at £15 million he represented low risk and would absolutely be better than Matic

posted 1 week, 6 days ago

comment by Robb Pochettino - 🧒 Make United Great Again (U22311)
posted 3 minutes ago
comment by Winston (U16525)
posted 3 minutes ago
comment by Robb Pochettino - 🧒 Make United Great Again (U22311)
posted 40 seconds ago
Hojberg looks like the signing of the season. Only £15 million and would be a big upgrade on Matic

I did say we should go for him πŸ™„
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Certain players look better under certain managers.

I am convinced that there are plenty of players like Hojberg out there.
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He led the league in ball recoveries last season - under a manager who likes to press and is now smashing it for a manager who likes to do the opposite. He’s deffo someone who can do well under different types of managers. He also got his start under Pep at Bayern.

Whether he’s the very best option out there out of all the players is one thing. But at £15 million he represented low risk and would absolutely be better than Matic
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Think you misunderstand.

I'm not saying he can't be good under other managers.

What I'm saying is that good players don't always show their full potential under managers who don't use them correctly.

For that reason, I think there are plenty of options out there, assuming that our scouts are good enough and that Ole knows what to do with them.

But the club deciding that Matic is enough is, of course, ridiculous.

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