One injury (Bailly) and couple of bad games (Shaw) and it's gonna be Young, Smalling, Jones and Valencia. Exciting.
Even if we sign a CB & LB they wouldn’t start due to short time with the team, right?
"Man Who Thought He'd Lost All Hope Loses Last Additional Bit Of Hope He Didn't Even Know He Still Had"
Shades of last season...
You might need to stop growing then.
good guy juan. really looked the part as a false 9. might be something to explore this season...
One pre season game. Too many people make too many inferences and extrapolations from one damn game......
Remember pre season under Lvg? Yeah..
What a great guy Mata is. Such a great profressional and role model for young lads
right wing sorted
Catalyst for our goal and offered a lot of pace and creativity up top. One for the future.
Hopefully we'll see more of him in the coming days then.
For sure, and cue the overhyping train from the sub eventually either going - we can’t sign anyone too good or he will suffer and he’s a world class talent
We should sign someone like Bale (and only bale because we only want big names) and not take the risk with Chong yet.
He’s either getting the overhype pereira got or the opposite end in a week or two.
I mean, one game. Not even a full one. Good performance. Let’s take it from there and wait. Remember Macheda? t Rex? Blackett? McNair? Many others? Yeah..
A glass bowl?
They must have dropped the real trophy and had to use a bowl instead
Andreas for me, Chong an honorable mention
Not a great first half, lookup much better playing down the middle. Hope Jose took note of Valencia and Mata on the right to start this game...
Even if we sign a rw, I want to see Chong having a go at least in a few cup matches. Speaking of which I will be very happy with a experienced rw than someone very young when we buy one. I don't want to see this guy's career have a stall because of another world class rw for 5 years.
People disagreed with me for suggesting someone like Willian (an experienced RW) would be a good signing to rotate with Chong, with an eye on reversing their roles over the next 2-3 seasons because we have Lingard there already. It surprised me because everyone complains about how we overload the left and middle, partly due to having two 10's rotate as our RW. So I totally agree with your statement here
Yeah by a player "like Willian" I mean an experienced/established RW. Doesn't appear to be many on the market unfortunately. After watching the World Cup I want to see someone with a bit of pace and width getting on those left to right Pogba through balls
Don't know how I feel about Willian, he's way too expensive and he'd only be good for another 2 years at most I recon. Even then he's inconsistent, which is the biggest issue.
At 30, you at least expect your players to be consistent whether that be average or good, Willian is all over the place.
Post Match Thread: Club America 1-1 Manchester United
fuck a new RW. It's Chong fc from now on
This sub is hilariously over reactionary
Well... That certainly looked like our first match of the pre-season...
No, Chong is better than Mbappe. Case closed.
We need to see Chong for at least 30 min every game this pre season in my mind. Easily the most direct player on the pitch
And Mitchell, Pereiras
Completely agree, he may not be ready for first team football, heck he may even be ready for it if we're not bringing in any other attackers (Rashy was the same age wasn't he?), but he's got to get some minutes this tour, he's easily one of our brightest prospects and we have the academy for a reason.
No attackers for the tour? Fuck it, play the kids.
Chong was really good in today’s match. Hope we see more of him.
I just want to overreact & say, Chong is the next Ronaldo
Chong is pretty impressive.
Nice goal. But fuck me our kit looks godly this season. Nice darker shade of red, the black stripes looks good and the little pattern on the bottom. Best kit so far post Fergie
[Match Thread] Manchester Utd vs Club America
Kick Off: 3AM BST
Starting XI: Grant, Valencia, Bailly, Smalling, Shaw, Herrera, McTominay, A Pereira, Mata, Mitchell, Martial.
Substitutes: J Pereira, Darmian, Fosu-Mensah, Tuanzebe, Williams, Hamilton, Garner, Gomes, Chong, Bohui, Greenwood.
only main highlights
0' - Pre Season underway
8' - Martial goes down in the box but his claims are waved away. Nothing really in it tbh.
15' - Mata smacks the post with a fierce drive from the edge of the box
46' - 2nd half! - Periera and TFM for Grant and Valencia
59' - Club America take the lead through Henry Martin.
60' - Chong comes on for Martial
Don't want to rush anything but Chong is better than Mbappé.
OP fall asleep midway through the second half?
second time seeing the america player asking for cards
it's a fucking friendly ffs
How great is Chong??? This kid is going places!!!
Fully understand Grant transfer and all, but dont think I was ever this careless about a debut lol
Demi Mitchell on the wing?
He was originally a LW. Before his injury he was one of our brightest prospects in the academy. Southampton wanted him on loan when he was 17
Imagine being 35 and 3rd choice for Stoke City then ending up starting a match for Manchester United after your team got relegated