hey man! Sorry for being late lol. Happy belated New Year!
LVG needs to stick to a 4 man back line...that's all I have to say lol. Have a good 2015 bro!
no worries! I'm busy with work too. Yeah, defense has been inconsistent at best this season, but it's starting to look a little better. McNair's been looking great.
Di Maria+Rooney+Falcao+Ander+Blind+Mata....love it. I dunno about RVP though...he hasn't been like his 2013 season. I think the World Cup/age is catching up to him. He should get a rest and clear his head. I hope Wilson starts a game soon :D
Anyway, good talking to ya like always Luffy!
take a look at this Luffy! it's been a while btw.
Yeah the Netherlands and van Gaal destroyed Spain and their tactics. Tiki taka age is over.
I agree, I really hope van Gaal can inspire a youngster or two next season. It would be great to see Powell and Lingard playing time. If Powell learns from Scholesy, I am sure he will be a great CM. Wigan played him as a second striker or as a striker, so I got a little annoyed by that.
LOL wow, I almost forgot Zaha existed. Wonder what will happen to him next season. SOSOSO excited for the season!!
YES man, I'm so happy that Woodward seems to be trying to make up for last year's disastrous transfer window. Already bought two legit signings who can compete now and for the future in Shaw and Herrera. Hope we can get a midfield destroyer alongside Herrera, maybe a Carvalho if possible. I would love Vidal, but he's going to be near impossible to buy. I also hope we go after Memphis Depay, he looks a real talent so far in the World Cup. What about you? GGMU TOP 4 NEXT SEASON. LET'S GO. I'm already excited for next season lol.
We got Herrera!
Hey man! My old account didn't allow me to comment or like comments, it took me about a month to be bothered enough to make a new one. But anyways I'm back. I hope you're up to date on one piece!
if it is the great Monkey D. Luffy bombing me with comments, I don't mind at all! Is that a new technique you learned? :D
Yeah, I also heard about van Gaal possibly wanting Keane as his assistant but I think it might just be the British media stirring things up. What do you think about van Gaal by the way?
I gotta feeling (*insert Black Eyed Peas bgm*) that Shaw would do well as our LB of the future if we got him. Only 18, sure, but already one of the best LBs in the league. 30M would be really expensive for a prospect though. I remember when 30M+ used to be reserved for superstars. Modern times, though, oh well.
For sure, we need a couple of good ball winners in midfield so that Mata, Kagawa, and Rooney can work their magic. Matic would've been perfect....
lol, sorry for the double post.
My mini rant about our situation at United. Copy+paste:
There are many issues at United but this is one issue I feel like I need to articulate.
I have been saying how we will come to regret handing Rooney such a large contract. Don't get me wrong, he is a great player when he feels like it. But therein lies the problem. A captain of a club like Manchester United needs to set an example for his teammates. Look at the type of selfless, determined, brilliant captains we have had: Roy Keane, Steve Bruce, Bryan Robson, Bobby Charlton, and Gary Neville. Tenacity is a word that comes to mind.
We need a player who has that type of leadership to will the team to victory, to get into teammate's faces if they aren't playing hard enough. Someone who can be the secondary manager on the field. Someone who will play for the badge rather than the name on their back. Rooney is quite honestly none of these things. In modern football, it has to be said though, it is hard to find someone who will play for the badge. Money talks.
By giving such a large contract to Rooney, not to mention the armband and the freedom to roam around the field as he wishes, it is like saying "Here is the key to the city. You're the mayor now." I still admire Rooney as a player (will never forget the overhead bicycle kick against City), but he is simply not captain material. Captains are selfless, and the way Rooney plays is nothing like that. I was horrified every time he dropped back into Mata/Kagawa's space when we needed him to lead the line. In short, Rooney is good, but is he 300K/week good? I don't think so. He disappears too much for my liking.
Of course, we need an overhaul of players. I'm not saying the Rooney situation is what has culminated into such a shite situation, but it's definitely part of it.
To summarize, these are our problems:
1. Rooney situation
2. 3 of our best players (Kags, Mata, and Rooney) are vying for ONE spot in our XI.
3. Continuous tinkering with our XI (way too many lineup changes)
4. Tactical experiments. We have no team identity. Are we a counter attacking team? Are we a possession based team? What the hell are we?
5. Moyes. Doesn't seem to inspire confidence nor motivation in his players. Negative press conferences.
6. Of course, an aging midfield and defense. When we look around the league though, look at all the aging stars that have still come up big this year (Gerrard, Distin, Howard, etc.). It's about confidence and motivation.