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Nailed-on starters

If we were playing a final tomorrow, with everyone fit, who'd be nailed-on starters? Here's mine below and I think the gaps within that team suggests why we are where we are at present.

DDG (just about)

AWB
?
Maguire
Shaw

?
?
Bruno

?
?
Rashford (LW)

I think the rest of the team would be picked based on who we're playing. That's not a bad thing for tactical purposes but it does present a problem when it comes to consistency. The best team generally play their best players allowing the opposition to worry.

posted 1 week, 2 days ago

We playing Southampton in the final then?

I do know what you mean. I’m not a fan of either really, but it’s not that bad as a partnership. There are many worse in the league.

I think it’s hard to compliment Maguire fully, though. He’s better at being the more passive of the two that you’ll often find in a partnership. The one that can clear up behind the more aggressive, front foot defender. You can see that with the differences in tackles compared to interceptions, he’s much better with the latter.

But it’s actually preferable to have a faster player clearing up behind him because he’s facking slow. It’s not so much of a problem when sitting deep, but will always be a problem when looking to leave space behind him.

comment by Busby (U19985)

posted 1 week, 2 days ago

Fred is pretty much nailed on.

comment by IAmMe (U18491)

posted 1 week, 2 days ago

Only first team quality United players are:

AWB
Maguire
Shaw

Matic
James
Pogba
Fred
Fernandes
DvdB
Mata
Cavani

The rest are just 'make do' or ordinary players at best.

And only 10 of those can all be the pitch at the same time.

posted 1 week, 2 days ago

comment by Donny The King van de Beek (U10026)
posted 4 minutes ago
We playing Southampton in the final then?

I do know what you mean. I’m not a fan of either really, but it’s not that bad as a partnership. There are many worse in the league.

I think it’s hard to compliment Maguire fully, though. He’s better at being the more passive of the two that you’ll often find in a partnership. The one that can clear up behind the more aggressive, front foot defender. You can see that with the differences in tackles compared to interceptions, he’s much better with the latter.

But it’s actually preferable to have a faster player clearing up behind him because he’s facking slow. It’s not so much of a problem when sitting deep, but will always be a problem when looking to leave space behind him.

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You’d be slow too if you were carrying that head around

comment by GregOle (U1192)

posted 1 week, 2 days ago

You’d be slow too if you were carrying that head around

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His head weighs 30kilos I hear

posted 1 week, 2 days ago

You’d be slow too if you were carrying that head around
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posted 1 week, 2 days ago

We made heavy weather of Saints in a final in 2017!

posted 1 week, 1 day ago

DDG
AWB
BAILLY
MAGUIRE
SHAW
FRED
POGBA
FERNANDES
GREENWOOD
CAVANI
RASHFORD

No doubt really

posted 1 week, 1 day ago

comment by Edinspur (U1109)
posted 14 hours, 29 minutes ago
Lloris
Aurier
Reggie
PEH
Ndombele
Son
Kane
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Who cares

posted 1 week, 1 day ago

DDG

AWB
Bailly (imo, but doesn't seem nailed on for Ole)
Maguire
Shaw

McTominay (Again not really nailed on)
Pogba
Bruno

Greenwood
Cavani
Rashford

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