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Old 28-12-2018, 10:55 PM   #9601
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Team News

Weíve not had a lot of training since so we had yesterday off, todayís the first day back. Rom, Anthony and Alexis were light yesterday so hopefully they can join part of the training today, letís see how they come through. Marcos and Scott look like they can take part soon. Smallingís got a sore foot so I donít think weíll see him until the New Year, maybe not before Spurs, probably, but you never know.

Made such a big impact in the space of the week but do you look and think this isnít real because we are sixth in the league and there are problems we need to address?

There are things we need to improve we are in this position for a reason, weíve not been consistent, not been able to keep clean sheets, not scored enough goals, conceded two goals on set pieces now, now but the open play of defending has been good but we need to get back to the habit of not conceding goals. Thereís loads of things, in a team of football you always look to things to improve on. Iím coming from the outside, itís hard to make a difference, my job has been to speak to the players, know their feelings, confidence levels, every single one has a responsibility to improve.

On Lukaku and Sanchez

You seem to have got better performances out of Pogba can you do the same for Alexis and Lukaku because theyíre two other big players who havenít performed in the way they should?

I think you put it the wrong way, I cannot do anything for their performances on the pitch, Paul has done it, my chats with Anthony, Rom, Alexis, Iím here to give them on the path and itís up to them to do it on the pitch. I donít agree that Iíve done that with Paul. Itís up to them when they get a chance thatís the name of the game as a footballer, youíve got to do it yourself, I gave some guidelines of course on expression, freedom of expression but thatís how Iíve always been as a manager you canít tell what the players to do in this position. They are here for a reason itís up to them to use their imagination and creativity just enjoy playing for this club, thatís the best time of your life, but itís not a bad time to be manager for a while.

On Pogba

On Pogba he shone in an attacking sense is he showing everyone he can be the player to build around?

I think Paulís a top top player. Heís one of the best top top players in the world, attacking wise heís done really well but heís a big lad, can win headers, tackles, heís been the same as the others. The attitude has been perfect and thatís key, you should be tired towards the end of every single game heís been top class and weíre looking to build a team around of course but there are so many quality players

On Angel Gomes

You gave Gomes a run out, are you still going to give other young players a chance?

As Sir Matt once said,if they're good enough, they're old enough." Weíre built on that tradition, we need young players coming through, itís important in the academy, I am looking to bring players through, we have two or three top talents in the U18s that are knocking on the door now, weíve had a couple of injuries and fatigue has been involved but then theyíre ready to step up. Neil and Ricky they keep me filled in.

On Valencia

Valencia was named captain, is he going to be your captain too?

Antonio is the captain when fit, hes going through a couple of tough sessions now to get him ready for the busy period, there are not many more better right backs going forward with his abilities so youíll see him wearing his band.

Learning from mistakes

You learnt a lot from your experience at Cardiff but what was one of the things you might have learned from that experience?

Of course when I came in it was a completely different situation in a team that was struggling, fighting against relegation, newly promoted so coming back into here was a different ball game, you expect to win every game, players expect to win every game, Cardiff had loads of respect for the opposition, it was harder than I thought coming in and of course less rotation I wouldíve done if I had the chance again, because in a struggling team itís more difficult to come into a team thatís coming in to an attacking football.

On the mood in the camp

Why do you think the mood has changed so much in a short period of time?

Whenever you win games,everyoneís happy so letís keep that run going, weíve got a performance against Bournemouth, these two games have been fantastic, my first game and first game at Old Trafford, thatís new and keep that momentum going against Bournemouth and when you lose a game you wonít see many smiles about.

What do you think has been wrong with Lukaku and Sanchez, especially Sanchez who has struggled this season?

I cannot tell you, Iíve just been looking at the team, so many good players and when you get these confident looking forward to games we have a confident squad, it is we back then, itís part of me.

But itís a different thing when youíre fan on the outside, itís very easy to see he should be playing, suddenly you end up with six forwards, six centre backs, my thing now is how Romelu, Alexis, Anthony, Jesse, Marcus, Juan, six forwards, will you play with more than four at a time? Iím not sure? The rotation and communication between players is important.
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Old 28-12-2018, 10:56 PM   #9602
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Rom is back
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RoShaun Williams is training with the 1st team

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Premier League World: SIR ALEX FERGUSON Special

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Former academy coach Mark Dempsey has joined us again. He worked with Solskjaer back in Norway and at Cardiff.
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Old 29-12-2018, 01:27 PM   #9607
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RoShaun Williams is training with the 1st team

Who's the one beside Scott?
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Old 29-12-2018, 01:48 PM   #9608
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Who's the one beside Scott?
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Old 29-12-2018, 02:22 PM   #9609
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Heard good things and bad things about him, hope more like AP instead of RM..

Mitchell is sold or loan? I don't mind him playing for Shaw once awhile.
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Mitch is on loan
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Old 29-12-2018, 02:38 PM   #9611
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Great news, Shaw instinct is get pass the man and attempt to cross, being a defender by trade. Mitchell is converted winger to fullback, hope he will not hesitate to shot from the edge like how Rashford got his goal against Cardiff.

Marcos Alonso style.
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Old 29-12-2018, 10:25 PM   #9612
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Luis Campos, who spoke with Josť Mourinho for 90 minutes last week, on if his relationship with Paul Pogba resulted in his sacking: "Absolutely. But it come down to results. When a team isn't performing, the coach pays for it. He wasn't capable of implementing his style." (TF1)
https://twitter.com/GFFN/status/1078659997536579590

Luis Campos on if Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has a chance of managing Manchester United next season: "No. He will last 6 months." (TF1)
https://twitter.com/GFFN/status/1078660288352829442
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Spurs.. Forever bottling it.
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Fk spurs giving free 3 pts to pool
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News now is Christian Pulisic going to Chel$ki in the summer. Why arenít we going for him? He can be our AMR/RW.
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