Pretty nice game with a lot of defense splitting passes what I still don’t get it is ole obsession with substitution close to 70th min and then meaningless substitution at close to 90... keep putting greenwood out at close to 90 just to do nth, must as well give jones a chance to have some match fitness
Good win and pretty good performance from the midfielders. Fred is growing in confidence and caught on to the tempo and went up and stayed down at the right times, just still a bit sloppy at times especially with his passing. But the partnership between him and ScottM is getting quite solid. As is the M&M partnership up front, along with DanielJ seemingly more willing to cross, and his crosses do seem to be getting better.
Other than MarcusR missing a sitter and failing to capitalise on a couple of half chances, this seems to be the position that fits him better. Looking forward to seeing them play together in this formation for the rest of the season. We've got the players to play like this in the upper 2/3.
The bottom 1/3 is still a bit iffy. What seemed like a routine corner with not much threat, and our defence failed to do anything about it. While our corner routines are pretty much training for the opposition defence.
Baby steps befitting our baby-face assassin manager I guess.
And this is probably the first time I'm looking forward to seeing PaulP back, because I do want to see how he plays in this No. 10 position with a trio in front of him with plenty of pace and ability to get past defenders.
Fred has given Ole Gunnar Solskjaer a Manchester United solution
Man Utd beat Brighton in the Premier League and Fred was exceptional for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side in midfield.
Paul Pogba's injury has given Solskjaer little choice but to start the Brazilian and after a run of starts in the past few games he has started to show glimpses of why Mourinho was happy to bring him to Old Trafford. And while he's impressed alongside Scott McTominay deep in United's midfield in the past few weeks, it was his display against Brighton that was the most dominant.
The 26-year-old was as impressive defensively as he was going forward and found himself directly involved in two of United's goals. His defence splitting pass to James out on the right which started the move which led to United's opener from Andreas Pereira.
And he barely put a pass wrong all game.
His attitude and commitment to fight back into the team had been questioned but there was no questioning his desire at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon and it was the Brazilian who was geeing his teammates up after they conceded a sloppy goal in the second half. Gesticulating his arms for his team to carry on pushing and what came in the following 10 minutes was the best play of United's game.
Another defence splitting pass from the Brazilian this time for Anthony Martial who set up for Marcus Rashford for United's third to put the game to bed and secure an important three points for Solskjaer's side ahead of the international break.
Fred can always handle the home games but I don’t really trust him yet in the away ones especially against relegation battlers. He has to really show me more. But there is certainly a partnership blossoming between him and McT. I am nothing and in no position to tell the manager what to do but i hope he doesn’t break them up and put Pogba back there. If anything, Paul should be replacing Andreas at 10 and we should be seeing a much much better team
And Maguire should really be make permanent captain now. No need wait till next season
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