The Manchester United Thread XIX Watch
He was surplus to requirements, you have no idea as to his status with a new manager coming in. Being surplus under Pep does't mean he's not going to be central under Carlo.
The two Mourinho camps are both taking it too far, he's not going to change who he is but then the caricature that is being painted is extreme. I think this last spell at Chelsea is being to heavily used. Many of those narratives being levelled a his Chelsea side as being part of his style of football are clearly now deeper than just Jose's mark on the team. In many ways a parallel to Moyes' United, the question is not so much about the team its how the team was able to fool everyone so convincingly the previous season.
While I think its foolish to expect a free flowing attacking style under Jose I think his time as Madrid and his record there mean he's not Pulis either. The defence will come first but once he can balance attack and defence as he would like, we could see some counter attacking football which United fans will love. Team is obviously going to need an overhaul but without the budgetary restrictions he had at Chelsea, I think its clear that could very easily be achieved in 1-2 windows. LVG has already given the youth a run so I think Jose will be clear as to whether he sticks with them or not, no need to hope he gives them games to prove themselves. Of the established youth players, I would think only Lingard is a surefire casualty. Shaw will be fine, Depay could go either way, Martial will be fine, and Rashford I think will slip to second choice but he'll stick around. Will be interested to see the fate of many of our midfielders would think Morgan is the only one who is safe under Jose.
John Terry is another issue in the squad as well, you can't really play a high line which affects our ability to play more free flowing football and the lack of a box to box player also affects our ability to transition defence to attack and vice versa.
I reckon he could get Schweinsteiger working well. I think Mata is going to go and you'll likely be using Depay/another winger and Martial.
I also wonder Rooney's future but I reckon he'll still play.
One thing I disagree with is that there draws parallels to Moyes United, if anything it draws parallels to Dortmund. The season was over so quickly, our star player wasn't even fit for half the season and the managers were playing nonsense tactics that involved using a snail midfield expecting that to protect the already snail defence and making our striker run the channel on the left wing instead of playing where a striker is supposed to play. Hopefully the new manager stops the pass to Hazard tactic and our creative players actually step up to be game winners.
but mou will keep him due bobby's influence and being an England captain
He's surplus to requirements at Bayern and worked closely with Klopp at Dortmund.
I am by no means saying he'll come to Liverpool, but he's our top target and there are many reasons why he would. I guess we'll see.
Ibrahimovic to come in as "assistant manager" to Jose. Hilarious
It would make things interesting really.
Sturridge playing ahead of a trident of Coutinho, Götze and Firmino? That would rival some of the best attacking set-ups in the league.
Coutinho will be dropped for Gotze and you'll play with two strikers.
You don't always need pace if you have intricate and fluid play, however I certainly agree it would help.
I think having the option to play Origi over Firmino/Coutinho would be really helpful for us. We have the players and the ability to change tactics, I'm not worried.
It was that December run that killed this season. That was the difference between 5th and 2nd even as an average return.
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