Sacrificed It All, To Enrich My Life For A Second!
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Hereford, United Kingdom
Re: Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga, Serie A, Ligue 1, SPL, MLS (Look, It's Every Damn League + Domestic Cup Competitions)
So with Pogba ruled out, it now shows even more the frailties of United's midfield and how inept the board were not to back Ole with a midfield signing or to even replace Herrera. Without Pogba we lack creativity and with Martial also still out and with Sanchez out on loan and Luaku sold with no replacement also being brought in for them, our frontline doesn't look much better either, especially with an out of form Rashford, who really needs to be on his game today. Today should be the game to use some of the youth and give Gomes and Greenwood a chance as I'd prefer to see them ahead of the more experienced players, who have let us down the past 12-18 months. That and I just want to see quick, exciting football brought back to the club, which I think the youngsters have the potential of doing (not seeing Matic take 10 touches on the ball and then executing the most basic pass). De Gea
This makes today's game against Leicester even more of a struggle now with some of the first team players missing and to be honest, it looks a little disjointed. Leicester is a good team and it will no doubt be a very tough game but hopefully the players respond after the poor start to the season. It's a big 3 points that we must secure and we can beat this Leicester team but it depends if we turn up. However, I can't lie or pretend that it does make me feel sad seeing the state of our squad and how it still needs an overhaul and more investment 6 years since Sir Alex retired.
The team I'd like to see would be:
Wan-Bissaka Axel Maguire Young
Greenwood Gomes James
The team I expect:
Wan-Bissaka Lindelof Maguire Young
Greenwood Mata James
I know some may not agree with Axel's inclusion but he had a good season at Villa last season and really developed (with the help of Terry's coaching) and is quick and I feel we need someone in the backline who has good recovery pace to try and handle Vardy. That and I rate Axel, he comes across composed and is a pretty good passer of the ball. Plus, I feel he needs a run of games now to really prove and establish himself in the first team squad but I honestly think he'll play his first match during the cup game. Lindelof has made a few mistakes this season but I'm sure he'll get back to the form he showed last season real soon. However, I think Ole will go with Lindelof and I honestly don't mind that as we do need to solidify a partnership at the back, which we haven't really done since LVG when he kept pairing Smalling and Blind together. I'd like to see Axel given a chance but it's probably too soon to start him in a really important match so Ole will opt for the more experienced Lindelof, which I understand.
It's going to be tough and I can see Leicester controlling the game for large periods, like they did last season in the opening game. We need to kept it tight at the back, stop conceding stupid goals and actually create some good chances, which we need to convert. The chances created recently have been decent but we need someone that can deliver that special defence-splitting pass to create a one-on-one chance. At Southampton we mainly relied on crossing the ball, with Rashford taking up poor positions and not reading where he should be. We need to create more chances with the ball over the top, which Rashford likes or a through pass rather than rely on just crossing the ball. I think Ole may go with the counter attack football that we've been accustomed to so far this season but we'll see. Hopefully the players are up for it today.
RIP Chester Bennington 1976-2017