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What'd you think the problem is with United so far?
I think it has come down to confidence in the end. We've dropped too many points and now everyone seems to have lost their confidence on the pitch. No-one believes they can win the title and these players aren't used to that. That's why I think we'll perform 10* better in the UCL because there's more belief and aim in that competition.
I think the players have more confidence in Europe simply because we haven't messed it up yet. United are a team of winners and when they see themselves at 9th, they have no idea what to do. This entire team (bar Giggs) has always competed for the title and now that's gone, they feel they have nothing to do. We NEED to change this asap otherwise we'll miss out on top 4. Heck bring SAF back to spank some of these players because that's such an appalling attitude. This is what it looked like on Saturday and against Everton last week.
Therefore, I see a better performance tomorrow, and hopefully it can carry on to Sunday and we build some momentum. I just want to see some style of football from Moyes. I'm liking the aggression he's showing recently, I want more of that, and more urgency.
What'd you think about how we can improve, our confidence etc.?
Still backing Moyes like the majority, or fed up completely?
And do you think we can get a result tomorrow? + What team would you play?
I can't remember the last time I've seen United lack motivation. Even the 6-1 loss to City we still fought on and went for it. That is just non-existent with Moyes. After Newcastle scored, we just gave up. Hell most of our team didn't even show up with any drive or determination today.
The lack of reaction from the players was extremely worrying.
You reckon he's lost control of the dressing room? The players don't seem to want to play for him.
Oh for fucks sake, I'm so done. I don't even have anything else to say about United anymore. My God.
I think thats column A column B. If you think about it this is the same team SAF did wonders with, and Moyes has "Strenghed" the middle. However looking at how A. We play. B: Everton used to play. I would say Moyes is true to form right now.
Yes changing tactics in the middle of a match is sometimes a misnomer especially when we switch to 4-4-1-1 with Welbeck being the creative player. The best examples, would be pretty much every game. We go out score, then he will instruct the team to sit back with 30 minutes to go on a 1-0 lead. This is what he used to do at Everton.
Carrick is a good player, but in reality we need better. I don't think many teams would snap him up, for example he can't even get into the England squad half the time, and with Wiltshire and Barkley coming through, when Gerard and Lamps retire, he still doesn't stand a chance.
I would love to see Gundogan and Koke, but would settle for either. I think we need to bring Powell back, and I think Moyes needs to stand up to Rooney. Yes Rooney is playing well, but he shows more attributes of a CM rather than a CAM. Afterall, look how many chances he has created from open play. The truth is hardly any. Even an off form Kagawa stuck on the left seems to create more. He just doesn't have the ability to carve open a defense. Plus right now, he's running a risk of being suspended again. Past couple of games he has done things worthy of a red.
If we lose Rooney and reutilize the funds into taking United to the next step. I doubt fans would miss him. Certainly at first, but if we had 2 midfielders worth their salt, you could afford to play Kagawa in the hole, and Nani/Januzaj either side of him. Whoever is up top would be spoilt for choice with key passes.
It seems like so long ago, when teams set up to defend against United, not win against United. More so under Moyes, but still under SAF we started to lose that, you play against United, you play to stay alive.
Yeah I was thinking that too, because SAF's win % was around 67%, whereas Moyes' is apparently 55% at United with a lot less games!
I don't understand why we're not attractive. We're Manchester United. Players should dream of playing for us. If we lose out to Barca or Real or Bayern, then fine. But to any other club, no not a chance. Players should want to play for us before Spurs, or Arsenal, or Chelsea. I just don't get why we don't have the allure anymore.
If it comes down to a bidding war between us and Arsenal, we should win. It's Arsenal, and Wenger, if we can't outbid them then I don't know what to say.
Interesting idea with Fellaini up there for tomorrow, you might be onto something there...