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Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Hereford, United Kingdom
re: 2012-13 English Premier League/Cups Thread - Van Persieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
I haven't posted in here for a bit but thought I'd quickly post my thoughts on United's recent performances. We're in December now, officially 1/3 through the new season and yet a lot of the team look like they're in pre-season mode. This slow, lethargic, lazy, sloppy, zombie football is getting so frustrating to watch now. The fact we're top still is a miracle but I can see these past run of performances eventually costing us (like it did against Spurs, Norwich, Everton).
You'd think by now we'd pick things up but no, we're still playing poorly. The defence is in shambles at the moment and the midfield is so average. Why it hasn't been improved when every United fan knows we need a new central midfielder I'll never know. Giggs is done, Scholes has been poor this season, Carrick has been abysmal and Fletcher isn't at his best yet. Anderson, who has been our best midfield player got his usual injury and Cleverley is a doubt to play when he's been pretty decent so far. It just doesn't bode well for the City game and I do think we'll lose the game based on the way we've been performing. If we didn't have so many injuries, I would think we'd have a decent chance of getting something but not now with the amount of injuries we've endured. Our fitness/medical staff need to be shot.
Anyway, onto the style of football we're playing at the moment... what the hell is it exactly? Zombie football and it needs to be chucked out the window, burned, just do anything to stop us from playing it! Ferguson is wondering why we're conceding easy and silly goals first and it's because of the negative way we're playing. We don't add pressure onto the opposing team, we're giving away possession easily because we're moving the ball literally at 0.0000001mph. Players that don't deserve to be anywhere near the starting XI are given starts and our wingers can't beat a man to save their lives. Also, hoofing the ball constantly and delivering dreadful crosses into the box hasn't helped our cause. We were playing some brilliant fast-flowing football at the beginning of last season with such a young squad but now we've gone back in reverse and we're doing the complete opposite this season.
It makes me wonder why we actually got rid of Berbatov. Ferguson said we wouldn't be playing his sort of style but this sort of style would easily appease Berbatov. It's a complete and utter joke and it needs sorting quickly, especially with the big game coming at the weekend. I was also furious to see on Wednesday against Cluj that despite it being a game that didn't have any importance, the players that needed to put in a good performance in order to get picked for the City game just didn't seem like they gave a fuck. Only Jones, Buttner, Powell and Welbeck looked decent. The rest just didn't look like they cared and to lose your 3 year unbeaten run at Old Trafford in Europe to fucking Cluj is a joke. I don't even feel that confident when we do play at Old Trafford now and that is because of the way we play there now. We look much more comfortable when we're playing away.
I guess I'm just venting at the moment but I don't see how we can get anything BASED on the way we've been playing this season. I'd be ecstatic with a point but I can see us getting dominated, especially in the midfield area. The thought of a possible Carrick/Giggs/Scholes midfield 3 starting is not giving me much hope. Fingers crossed Ferguson actually names the RIGHT starting XI unlike last season where the team he picked cost us the game from the very start.
What team would United posters like to see for Sunday?
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