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Who will win the 2019/20 PL??


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Jack

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I like the look of this United team, especially defensively. I think in De Gea, Wan Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire and Shaw, you probably don't need to improve on any of them for the next 4-5 years and whilst they may not have been seamless today, they're all good players who will only get better as a unit. I think United could do with some consistency anyway though, just having a reliable back five that you know will be playing every week can only be a good thing and since Vidic and Ferdinand, they haven't had that.

The only obvious player I'd want to swap in that team would be Pereira but all the rest should come good if they get time to play together. I'm not sure who I'd want in that role though, that's a gap that should have been filled in the transfer window.

The comments about both teams are overly harsh I think, they're both going with younger talent who are new to the side, so it's not going to mesh perfectly yet. I think there's more potential in this United team despite Chelsea playing better today.
 
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They will get a reality check next Monday.

Pogba looked like pub player when we played them 3 times last season and he will look like a pub again next Monday.
He looked like a pub player yesterday apart from that glorious assist.

Barkley coasted past him in the middle of the park 2 or 3 times yesterday and advanced into really dangerous positions.

People need to remember that Chelsea could so easily have been 2 or 3 up after 15 mins, and that Chelsea team are bang average right now.

Positives for them are that Rashford played well and took his chances. Maguire looked solid enough and wan bissaka looked solid enough.
 
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I like the look of this United team, especially defensively. I think in De Gea, Wan Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire and Shaw, you probably don't need to improve on any of them for the next 4-5 years and whilst they may not have been seamless today, they're all good players who will only get better as a unit. I think United could do with some consistency anyway though, just having a reliable back five that you know will be playing every week can only be a good thing and since Vidic and Ferdinand, they haven't had that.

The only obvious player I'd want to swap in that team would be Pereira but all the rest should come good if they get time to play together. I'm not sure who I'd want in that role though, that's a gap that should have been filled in the transfer window.

The comments about both teams are overly harsh I think, they're both going with younger talent who are new to the side, so it's not going to mesh perfectly yet. I think there's more potential in this United team despite Chelsea playing better today.

Yeah, that’s the positives.

The downsides are that Pogba played deepest of the midfield 3 yesterday which means our new defence had very limited amounts of protection and he couldn’t get involved with the attack as much as he wanted. Long-term, that’s a nightmare. A better side will tear us apart without a DM and when we start losing AND Pogba’s got defending to do, he starts sulking. When a character that big sulks, it affects all the younger lads around him.

Pogba’s got almost the same amount of influence on the current Utd side as someone like Keane used to have. The difference is that Pogba never uses it positively. Keane would use it to make everyone around him play 10% better. Pogba ignores the fact that he’s got the ability to influence players, starts sulking, and brings the whole team down with him.

I’m really happy with the keeper, the defence, and the attack. We desperately needed to buy Bruno Fernandes or Milinkovic-Savic or someone, though.
 
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He looked like a pub player yesterday apart from that glorious assist.

Barkley coasted past him in the middle of the park 2 or 3 times yesterday and advanced into really dangerous positions.

People need to remember that Chelsea could so easily have been 2 or 3 up after 15 mins, and that Chelsea team are bang average right now.

Positives for them are that Rashford played well and took his chances. Maguire looked solid enough and wan bissaka looked solid enough.

Yeah, my argument for Martial having the no.9 position ahead of Rashford has always been that Martial’s the better finisher, but Rashford looked cool as fuck yesterday. Maybe he was just having a good day.
 
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One big advantage for City is that they have owners who are willing to spend money but without forcing buys that are for prestige and other things not directly connected to football - like Madrid's buys of Beckham and James and Barca's of Henry, Zlatan, Fabregas and now possibly Neymar. No shadow on Madrid if they can manage to get Neymar without running afoul of FFP, though, since they have clear use of him, but for Barca to leverage themselves like that in order to seriously unbalance the team is just madness.

Pep doesn't have to contend with that and he also benefits by the technical team having a consistent strategy behind their transfers, unlike for example United. Let's see how long he holds out, because he has everything in place to build a true dynasty there.
 
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Mourinho schooling Souness, Neville and Carra was decent. :yep

He’s a genuinely good pundit. I think his miserable cunt persona is reserved for media interviews only. I think he loves football but fucking hates the press with a passion.
 
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Did it ever become clear why Mourinho was forced out? Was there a falling out with the players, backroom staff or higher management?
 
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NEIL LENNON has revealed that Kieran Tierney said an emotional farewell to his teammates as he visited Lennoxtown yesterday.

The 22-year-old became the most expensive player from Scottish soil after he sealed a £25million switch to Premier League giants Arsenal this week.

But it was not an easy decision for the Hoops fan and his former gaffer Lenny has revealed that Tierney made sure to pop in and say a proper goodbye to all involved with his boyhood club.

He said: "He was in yesterday


He popped in and everyone was delighted to see him.

"He got a nice farewell from the players and it was emotional for him.

But the players will get on with it now and that's what you do, you roll on.

"He's going to be a big miss obviously but there's an opportunity there for someone else to take on the mantle now


Tierney is expected to make his debut when he returns from injury in the next four or five weeks.

The Scotland defender will earn a staggering £70K-a-week after signing a megabucks deal with the Premier League side.


Tierney's social media following has increased by a staggering 150,000 since making the switch to London.

We told how he has already become a money spinner for London based giants as his shirts are flying off the shelves at the club megastore.