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but actually rojo's been swinging some great crosses in lately

He was getting quite a few crosses in v City, Fellaini comes on and he only got one cross in. Doesn't make sense.

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No problems with LVG what so ever. Arsenal apart we are really hard to beat.

A competent striker would improve our attacking play.

But we have been building a solid base. Defense is much better, midfield is 100% better than when SAF retired. Just a winger and striker away from challenging properly.

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I think he's improved lots since last season and clearly feels more confident with the squad he has. The Arsenal result happens, even to SAF so it's a pass on that.

What he really needs to do is to give Martial a chance up front to build a bit of a bond with Mata, Herrera and whoever is on the left. It's not good for the team or Rooney at this point.

If he does that I think we'll do well this year, although if City shape up I can't see us being in the title race come May. If we are either Rooney has somehow turned back time or LvG is a genius.

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I don't want to get rid of him. I think he deserves to get the top goal scorer record. But he has to realise he isn't first choice anymore. He can stick around and help the team anyway he is asked.

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Silly to sell him to deny him, just as playing him only to allow him to get it is. If he starts playing well and scoring he deserves it if he gets it, nonsense to suggest otherwise. If we took away the goals Bobby Charlton and Denis Law scored towards the end of his career when they were treading water at United Rooney would already be top scorer.

There's no reason he can't contribute in the future, but he needs time off to take him out of the spotlight and figure out where his own game is right now.

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If he gets the record, he deserves. Simple really. He has been here for 12 years and done well most of that time. Not as great any more, he has lost some pace/acceleration, but he is still a good player and can contribute. I see he starts today, so I hope not too many fans have slit their wrists :(

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First 16 minutes. All over us. Quick tempo, runners behind. Few half chances. DDG save.

Next 14 minutes. All us. Slow passing. Looking for openings. Free kick chance. That's about it.

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First 16 minutes. All over us. Quick tempo, runners behind. Few half chances. DDG save.

Next 14 minutes. All us. Slow passing. Looking for openings. Free kick chance. That's about it.

Christ, I do hope we manage more than 1 shot in 45 this time.

Chance

Crystal Palace 0-0 Man Utd

Posted at 32 mins

Good chance for Wayne Rooney. Anthony Martial threads a superb pass through to him, but he cannot quite catch it and Wayne Hennessey nips in. Poor control from Rooney in the end.

Is the researcher going to put him down as a 5 for first touch in the January update? ;)

Wish this was on the telly so I could watch it. :(

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Rooney's movement has been good so far but that ball from Martial was perfect and he screwed it up. If Martial was on the end of his own ball its 1-0. We were lucky not to be down after the first 10 though.

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Rooney's movement has been good so far but that ball from Martial was perfect and he screwed it up. If Martial was on the end of his own ball its 1-0. We were lucky not to be down after the first 10 though.

I may be tactically thick, but it seems to be a recurring thing for certain managers to stick good talent out on the wings instead of the middle... I'm not sure I grasp why though...

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I may be tactically thick, but it seems to be a recurring thing for certain managers to stick good talent out on the wings instead of the middle... I'm not sure I grasp why though...

It's the curse of being pacey and skilled.

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Drop Rooney off for the next match. I can't stand seeing Martial wasted on the wings. Give another chance for Memphis. I just don't want to see Rooney not getting to good through balls or wasting freekicks.

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I was watching some highlights of the game when Berba scored 5 vs Blackburn, its funny how that will go down as one of Fergie's more functional units. It was ****ing dreamy compared to this *****.

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There are eleven players on the pitch, one guy shouldn't and doesn't make that much difference. Again, how many actual chances have we had? Can't blame the striker for poor service.

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Well Schweinsteiger ran from the half way line with the ball mid way into the Palace half, turned back, passed back, and then the next pass took us back to the half way line. Top work all round.

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There are eleven players on the pitch, one guy shouldn't and doesn't make that much difference. Again, how many actual chances have we had? Can't blame the striker for poor service.

Rooney and Herrera both missed fantastic chances.

The simple fact is our attackers are good but not great. Which means two things 1) they're going to have to rely on teamwork to break teams down 2) they can't carry a spare.

The same thing happened to Chelsea last season once Costa fell off a cliff except they had Hazard playing in the form of his life. We're not going to improve while Rooney is in the team, it's just how it is and it's baffling LvG can't see it. That's the real issue with the manager not the whole deliberately stifling players nonsense.

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