Fernandes “soul” of MU: Maguire lost points, handed the captain’s armband?

MU & Maguire’s worst match

End of 2020, MU now has a great opportunity to compete for the Premier League title with Liverpool. Even with a 2-1 victory over Aston Villa, “Red Devils” are now equal points and equal to the match with the defending champions.

Even so, “Red Devils” still have quiet signs that make fans disappointed when looking back on their journey. Tottenham 1-6 defeat at Old Trafford is probably the saddest MU in the past year. And it was commented by the Manchester Evening News as the worst performance of 2020.

The key to MU’s tragic defeat against Tottenham in the 4th round of the Premier League was because Anthony Martial’s red card in the 28th minute. Everyone understood that the French striker had fallen into Eric Lamela’s trap, and Many people believe that the player on the Tottenham side also deserves to be sent off.

Marcus Rashford is one of them. The Daily Mail published a video recording the conversation between two MU players, Harry Maguire and Marcus Rashford about this situation. The strange thing is that while Rashford requested a similar red card for Lamela, captain MU did not think so.

“No card for that elbow?” Rashford was angry at Lamela’s action against Martial. A few seconds later, referee Anthony Taylor walked over to Lamela and drew a yellow card. Rashford continued: “Why is it a yellow card, the situation is the same”.

Only then did Harry Maguire interject: “It was not violence, they checked it out.” Rashford replied: “He hit Martial’s elbow”. Maguire replied: “They have already checked and determined not.” Rashford disapproved: “How, not. How?”.

Obviously, Rashford felt unfairly, as Lamela continued to be on the pitch while his teammates had to be sent off. However, Maguire seemed satisfied and believed the referee’s decision after they watched the video footage of the situation. And this caused Maguire to lose a serious point in the eyes of MU fans.

Maguire must hand over the captaincy in the new year?

Remember in the Tottenham 1-6 defeat, Harry Maguire is one of the worst players of MU. Even, the Whoscored page scored 4.4 for the performance of the captain “Red Devils”, and this is the lowest score among 28 players.

It was the British midfielder who made a direct mistake, leading to the goal of “Red Devils” in the 4th minute. If there was no such mistake, it is unlikely that MU would have fallen into the opponent’s trap because the home team was who opened the score in the second minute. And then, it was unlikely that Martial would lose his temper and fall into Lamela’s trap.

On many social networking forums, MU fans hope that in 2021, coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will hand the captain of the “Red Devils” to Bruno Fernandes. What the Portuguese midfielder has shown shows that he deserves the ice that legends like Bryan Robson, Eric Cantona, Gary Neville or Nemanja Vidic have shown in the past.

Now, Bruno Fernandes is not only the soul in the gameplay and also in the spiritual aspect of MU. Many people believe that the Portuguese midfielder now represents the fighting spirit and ambition of the “Red Devils”, not Maguire. And if Bruno Fernandes keeps maintaining the current form and influence, perhaps sooner or later this player will also become the next leader in the “Theater of Dreams”.

Remember in the match against Aston Villa last, it was still Bruno Fernandes who scored the decisive goal, bringing the victory for “Red Devils”. By the end of round 17, Bruno Fernandes had 11 goals and 7 assists in the Premier League this season, becoming one of the most effective players in the tournament.

Former Emery assistant advises Arsenal to be patient with Arteta

The 3-1 victory over Chelsea helped Arteta relieve some of the pressure after a series of 7 consecutive games without winning the Premier League. The next match against Brighton and West Brom is equally important because if he does not win, Arteta will have to receive the watch from the fans.

Arteta has just led Arsenal for a year and is still in the process of rebuilding the team. Emery’s longtime assistant Juan Carlos Carcedo thinks Arsenal should trust Arteta and create stability to find the old glory again.

“Things are not easy. After years of coach Wenger, Arsenal is going through a difficult period. It is true that there have been many changes in different aspects of the team but the leadership needs to stay calm and give confidence to the people working there, now Arteta and Edu (technical director). .

I know things don’t go easy sometimes when the results go wrong. But constant change is also not good and you need to have the patience to wait for the results and for the people working there to get the results they are fighting for.”

Emery’s reign saw Arsenal win 25 out of 51 Premier League matches, losing 13. But Arteta’s performance is also not very satisfactory. The Spaniard has had 14 wins and 13 defeats in his first 35 games at the PL, starting with the Bournemouth draw at the end of December last year.

Arsenal lost 18 points from the win and only got 9 points from the loss. Under Emery, Arsenal dropped 19 points from winning position and won 18 points when leading.

Keane: ‘Man Utd or just Liverpool’

Liverpool are still the strongest in the Premier League, but Man Utd is the best team in the rest of the group,” Keane commented on Sky Sports after the match. “They can completely challenge Liverpool in the championship race. Man Utd played great against Leeds, taking advantage of the enemy’s gaps. I thought it was Leeds the team that did it.

Man Utd is expected to have many difficulties when receiving Leeds, but the reality is the opposite. The “Reds” played overwhelmingly, creating a series of chances and scoring six goals. The score could be stronger, as coach Solskjaer said “Man Utd can win 12-4”, if Anthony Martial or Edinson Cavani ends better.

Thanks to this bold victory, Man Utd rose to third, only four points behind Liverpool’s top, but he was kicking one game less than the champions. According to Keane, his old team has improved a lot over the years.

“In the past few months, Man Utd has been strongly criticized for playing badly at home,” Keane said. “I also criticize the goalkeepers and their defenders, doubting the ability of this team to go far, but maybe Man Utd’s Leeds victory proved us wrong. Maybe, just maybe it is possible. This team of players will achieve something this season “.

“They have won continuously over time and are in a good position on the scoreboard despite a slow start. If Man Utd does well at home matches, there is no reason they will not stand high on the scoreboard”, former Man Utd captain is optimistic.

Before Leeds, the best Man Utd player was Scott McTominay. He set the record to record the earliest double cup in the history of the Premier League. In addition to these two goals, the Scottish player also helped Man Utd overwhelm the Leeds midfield with a fierce play and good dispute in the middle of the field. After the game, another former Man Utd captain Gary Neville said that McTominay had recreated the image of both Paul Scholes and Roy Keane. This is the famous midfielder duo of Man Utd in the Alex Ferguson era. But Keane, after hearing Neville’s comment, believes McTominay played more like Scholes in the 90 minutes played against Leeds.

In addition to McTominay’s two goals, Man Utd’s remaining goals were scored thanks to Bruno Fernandes with a brace, Victor Lindelof and Daniel James. Leeds has two goals split evenly in each half.

Pogba spoke up to close his future at MU, responding to criticism after the Manchester derby

Pogba’s future has been a topic of discussion over the past week, after Mino Raiola, his representative, announced that the French midfielder’s time at MU was gradually coming to an end. Immediately, this 27-year-old player faced a wave of criticism from fans as well as legends of “Red Devils”.

Two former MU captains, Gary Neville and Roy Keane called on coach Solskjaer to remove Pogba on television after a goalless draw of the “Red Devils” against Man City in round 12 of the Premier League. It was a match where the French midfielder was ranked from the beginning. Immediately after the match, the 27-year-old spoke up about his future as well as responded to criticism.

Pogba wrote on Instagram: “I have always been fighting and will always be fighting for Manchester United, my teammates and the fans. The surrounding things are not important. The future is far from over, today is what matters. I commit 1,000%! Always strong together .. It was all clear between the club and me and that will never change. When you don’t know what’s going on inside, don’t speak.

Pogba joined MU from Juventus for £ 89 million in 2016, becoming the most expensive contract in the history of the team. But since then, the French midfielder has not proven himself worthy of the money that the “Red Devils” leadership spent to bring him to Old Trafford. Besides, “Red Devils” fans feel bored with the moves of this player’s representative.

Neville insisted that Pogba should leave MU: “Pogba doesn’t want to play for Man United anymore. His agent, his best friend, told us he didn’t want to be here anymore. The reason Pogba is being criticized more is quite simple because he is the most expensive contract, a world champion and has great expectations. I can accept a bad player but his agent and best friend have been trying to get him to leave MU for the past 15 months.

Agreeing with his former teammate’s point of view, Keane said: “I used to expect that Pogba was a great contract, but it all failed. David Beckham wants to leave Man United, Peter Schmeichel wants to leave Man United, if Pogba wants to leave, let him go. Pogba left Man United before and they have lived well, if he leaves again, they will live well, trust me.

The 0-0 draw against Man City made MU drop to 8th place on the Premier League table with 20 points. Currently, “Red Devils” are 4 points behind leading team Tottenham.

Liverpool crushed Wolverhampton

Win bold, keep a clean sheet, rise to the top of Tottenham‘s group and do not suffer any more injuries, Liverpool welcome 2,000 spectators back to Anfield with a match that approaches perfection. Jurgen Klopp’s army seemed accustomed to the absence of defensive pillars like Alisson, Virgil van Dijk or Joe Gomez.

Wolves are expected to cause difficulties for the home club Anfield, but in fact that prediction only took place in the first half of the first half. The visitors create a more dangerous shot during this time, with Podence’s technical kick to the high corner. But, the goalkeeper was shaking hands with Caoimhin Kelleher, who moved quickly and pushed the ball away with his fingertips.

While Wolves showed better signs of playing, they conceded from the wrong defense. Midfielder Conor Coady missed the ball, giving Mohamed Salah the opportunity to sink in the corner from close range, beating goalkeeper Rui Patricio. After the defeat, Coady pulled up his shirt to cover his face, as he gave gifts to the club where he grew up.

Since the opener, Liverpool no longer turned their head. They were blown away at the end of the first half, but VAR intervened, resulting in the penalty being cleared. Sadio Mane did not work enough to make Coady fall in the Liverpool penalty area. The Senegal striker is wise when he pulls back just before interacting with the opponent.

Mane was ungainly in this match when he missed a series of opportunities, but his teammates were different. In the 58th minute, Gini Wijnaldum scored the first goal of this season with a shot from outside the box, bringing the ball to the top corner. Nine minutes later, Matip decided the match with a scorched header from Salah’s cross. The Cameroon midfielder’s fifth headed goal scored for Liverpool.

The host also scored one more goal from a counter-kick from Nelson Semedo. The first attack belonged to Trent Alexander-Arnold, with a horizontal cross that put both Salah and Mane in a favorable finishing position, but Semedo in an attempt to return the ball to home net.

Liverpool and Tottenham will decide the top war in the 13th round on Wednesday night 16/12. Before that, Klopp’s teachers and students will be guests at Midtjylland on Wednesday, and Fulham on Sunday, December 13.

Liverpool embraced the hatred three times because of VAR

Liverpool is much more appreciated than the host Brighton & Hove Albion during the trip as a guest of the defending champions to The Amex in the 10th round of the Premier League.

In fact, “Merseyside Red Brigade” led “Gulls” thanks to rookie Diogo Jota’s goal in the 60th minute. But they dropped the victory because they let the opponent equalize 1-1 in compensatory minutes. hours at the end of the game after a successful penalty by Pascal Gross.

Notably, in the last match, Liverpool had 3 times received frustration from the decisions of referee Stuart Attwell after the intervention from the VAR team.

That was 2 times Mohamed Salah (34 minutes) and Sadio Mane (84 minutes) were denied the goal for offside and the situation “The Kop” was blown out of the second penalty in the match after the Andrew Robertson situation was determined. kick Danny Welbeck’s foot (90 + 2 minutes) in an effort to clear the ball.

In Liverpool’s match against Brighton, James Milner suffered a hamstring injury and had to leave the field in the 74th minute to make room for young talent Curtis Jones. The veteran English midfielder joined the list of long injuries of “The Kop”, along with a series of other “sick soldiers” of them such as Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Naby Keita, Xherdan Shaqiri, Thiago Alcantara and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Notably, Mohamed Salah showed dissatisfaction when coach Jurgen Klopp pulled out of the field in the 64th minute, even 4 minutes earlier, the Egyptian striker helped Diogo Jota open the score for Liverpool against Brighton .

As soon as it was changed, the camera captured Salah surprised and then expressed a displeased expression. While out on the pitch, Salah ignored coach Klopp and went straight to the stands of The Amex with the rest of Liverpool’s reserve players. The attitude of the striker with the number 11 shirt seems quite arrogant.

Explaining his decision to replace Salah with Sadio Mane in the 64th minute, Klopp said: “One day, if Mo Salah smiles when he leaves the field, I know something is wrong. The problem is he just got Covid. -19, off 10-12 days, just training again, playing 60 minutes in the previous game and playing again 3 days later. We need to be careful, he doesn’t like me knowing that”.

Klopp was also very angry with the Premier League’s schedule. “Milner has a hamstring injury. Congratulations. You guys go ask Chris Wilder about it,” said the German strategist at Liverpool.
I don’t know how often I have to say that, but it’s difficult to play at 12:30. There are still a lot of Wednesdays and Saturdays from now on. These are difficult times. “I am just talking about the dangerous nature of this scheduling. You just kicked on Wednesday and Saturday afternoon to play is unreasonable and dangerous for the player,” Klopp complained.
Before that, Klopp and coach Chris Wilder (Sheffield United) had fierce disputes about the number of people in the Premier League. Klopp asked to increase the number of people to change to 5 players instead of 3, but Wilder protested, even calling Klopp selfish.

MU broke the match without winning at home, Solskjaer was still not satisfied

Bruno Fernandes has earned 3 important points for MU – a team rarely in impressive form in the match after the international break. But the strenuous performance against the last group like West Brom made coach Ole Solskjaer unhappy.

This is not a step forward“, coach Ole Solskjaer breathed when MU beat the team under West Brom 1-0. The Norwegian strategist must have felt relieved when he watched his students struggle over their opponents in the match, but he admitted they were far below their best form. The only difference between the two teams is the Bruno Fernandes penalty in the second half to help MU win 3 points.

A 1-0 victory brought the Red Devils to 9th on the rankings, but coach Solskjaer was not really satisfied with the full 3 points they got at home. “We played really well against Everton, it was a match for which I was very pleased. Today’s performance was worse but we got our first home win. Sometimes three points are more important than the performance, ”shared Solskjaer.

It’s important to win but we don’t have the composure and the quality to score another second goal, then things will be more comfortable. The first match after the international break was never easy, there wasn’t much time to prepare. We know we can do better than this, ”continues Ole.

Bruno Fernandes has scored his sixth Premier League goal this season. Up to now, he has participated directly in 9 of the 13 goals of MU in the Premier League. Solskjaer has given a lot of praise to his central midfielder, especially as the recipient of penalty kick responsibilities.

It says everything. If you play for MU, you should never be afraid of penalty kicks. If the penalty kicker is shaken after a miss, I will be very disappointed. I know Bruno will want to continue in this role.

MU plans to reunite Ronaldo

MU plans to reunite Ronaldo

The Red Devils themselves have stated that they really want to bring Ronaldo back to Old Trafford. MU has proven this serious ambition by relying on super stork Mendes to plan. Before that, there were two streams of information about this event. A flow about Ronaldo is quite excited to return to MU if Messi arrives at Man City. But there is also another flow of information that CR7 wants to respect the contract with Juventus and only leave after completing the signed contract.

Everton “rescue” Lingard

Everton Club has just raised a problem with MU about the transfer of Jesse Lingard in January 2021. This season, Lingard has not played a minute in the Premier League. He only appeared in the 99 minutes of the League Cup, and was completely abandoned by Solskjaer. Lingard has a contract with MU until the end of the season, with the option to automatically renew for an additional year.

Raul Jimenez wants to go to MU

In a recent share, Wolves star Raul Jimenez did not rule out the possibility that he himself joined MU in the near future, despite asserting that he is “happy in Wolves”. MU is still maintaining contact with the Mexican star. The Red Devils will expire the deadline for borrowing Odion Ighalo next January, so it is necessary to add public goods.

Liverpool’s goal is £ 50 million
Recently, the Burnley Club officially announced the release of the contract for James Tarkowski – the name being pursued by Liverpool. According to Burnley, the amount that The Kop had to spend to get the English defender was only £ 50 million.

Arsenal wants to get Nkunku
According to the British press, coach Mikel Arteta is aiming to target Christopher Nkunku of RB Leipzig, to strengthen the Arsenal midfield. Nkunku plays very versatile in midfield, from the role of central midfielder to attack. He can also drift to the wings. Arsenal set the transfer price of the 23-year-old French player at 40 million euros (£ 35.9 million).

MU is bold about David Carmo
After watching David Carmo play, MU decided to negotiate with Braga about a plan to recruit this player. David Carmo 21 years old this year possesses an impressive body, with a height of 1.96m. In addition to the forte of midfielder position, the Portuguese defender also plays a good defensive midfield role.
Rooney is still appointed to lead the English First Division team
Striker Wayne Rooney has just been appointed to lead the English First Division Derby County, although he still does not have a coaching license. Because of this, the person who temporarily leads the team will be former player Liam Rosenior, who also had many years in the Premier League before. Besides Rooney and Rosenior, some other former players such as Shay Given or Justin Walker will also join the coaching staff of Derby County.

Solskjaer is temporarily rescued: Why does Man Utd only wake up in a wall position?

Perhaps, this is not a question of the writer’s own, but of the general football fans (including Man Utd fans). Commenting on BT Sport, the legend of Man Utd, Rio Ferdinand emphasized: “Man Utd under Solskjaer only plays well when they need to”.

Victory over Man Utd at Goodison Park in the Premier League comes at a time when many people have prepared mentally about the possibility that coach Solskjaer will be fired. Even the British press reported that the Red Devils leadership secretly contacted Coach Pochettino to take over the hot seat.

However, the door at Old Trafford has not been closed for Solsa, at least until now. Victory over Everton was really like a buoy for the Norwegian coach to hold on to the storm, it made the pressure on his shoulders somewhat relieve. Perhaps, coach Solskjaer can still “put a pillow to sleep” until the end of this month.

Of course, the last victory only meant temporary because doubts about Solskjaer were still there. As Rio Ferdinand insisted: “Solskjaer should thank Bruno Fernandes because he will help him stay at peace for a while”.

Indeed, it was Bruno Fernandes who threw the buoy to save Solskjaer. If in the match against Istanbul Basaksehir, how badly was the Portuguese conductor, when he went to the match against Everton, he would shine more brightly. It’s like a compensation to the fans!

However, like many previous questions, will Bruno Fernandes shine forever to carry Man Utd? There is a common point in the two matches between Arsenal and Istanbul Basaksehir, that is that Bruno Fernandes is being so close to him, making him unable to show himself (even making mistakes) in the context of satellites unable to support.

Going to the match against Everton, it was clear that Bruno Fernandes had a lot more land in the context of Everton’s midfield playing poorly. Partly because coach Solskjaer returned to using a 4-2-3-1 scheme with two scanners, Fred and McTominay. Therefore, the star born in 1994 is allowed to play more freely. Therefore, many times Bruno Fernandes has appeared in the opponent’s penalty area.

Saying that because the brilliance of Bruno Fernandes can not guarantee the future of coach Solskjaer. Instead, if we meet opponents who actively “catch and die” Bruno Fernandes like Arsenal or Istanbul Basaksehir, Man Utd’s problem will be revealed.

Another commendable thing of Man Utd lies in the spirit of the game. After two consecutive defeats, plus having to play with a very thick density (only less than 2 days to prepare for the match against Everton), Man Utd played incredibly enthusiastically. Affordable, they still do not want to break up with the Norwegian teacher?

Just like Rio Ferdinand said, Man Utd only really plays well when it comes to the end. This is not the first time, they “save” coach Solskjaer in such a way. Last December, the Red Devils played so badly when they only won 4 victories after the first 14 rounds. At that time, Solskjaer welcomed Tottenham at Old Trafford with a suspended “death sentence”. And then, he got out with a 2-1 win.

Please conclude the article with the comment of the author Enis Keynu on Eurosports: “Coach Solskjaer connecting the personalities in the dressing room of Man Utd only brings temporary stability, not towards improvement. Because of that, he could help the club stabilize after coach Mourinho was fired, but could not help Man Utd advance.
There have been no mutations since the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson, even worse under Solskjaer coach. If you want to improve, Man Utd needs to cut off early with coach Solskjaer, even after winning Everton. They can’t stay in such a vicious circle

Manchester United and illness dependent on Bruno Fernandes

In the eternal debate over whether a manager should use the number 10, Manchester United and Arsenal are now – in the context of the Premier League’s “Big 6” clubs – on opposite ends.

The other four coaches of the “Big 6” clubs are somewhere in the middle. Jurgen Klopp implies that gegenpressing is a number 10 player and he often uses 4-3-3. However, there are times when Liverpool play with a 4-2-3-1 chart with Roberto Firmino kicking behind the striker.

With Manchester City, Pep Guardiola prefers a 4-2-3-1 scheme. This season he is playing Kevin De Bruyne in the number 10 role behind the striker more. As a result, The Citizens increasingly depends on the brilliance of the Belgian midfielder.

Meanwhile, manager Frank Lampard sometimes uses a player in that position at Chelsea and will probably switch continuously between 4-2-3-1 and 4-3-3 this season. Coach Jose Mourinho is doing the same thing at Tottenham Hotspur. These football teams don’t have a fixed system

Manchester United and Arsenal do the same, but in a different way. Even so, both these teams always have unchanging keys. “Red Devils” completely believe in using a number 10, coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes his team play around Bruno Fernandes. Meanwhile, Arsenal completely turned away from using the number 10 when coach Mikel Arteta eliminated Mesut Ozil from the squad for the Premier League as well as the Europa League.

Arsenal outperformed, put pressure on, deployed an impressive attack from the downline and generally dominated. Their problem, as usual, was to turn that overwhelming dominance into a scoring opportunity. Bukayo Saka stands out thanks to his ability to dribble rather than pass, Willian often passes the ball too hard, Alexandre Lacazette kicks a virtual number 9 quite effectively but mainly in terms of contribution to the defensive front. Meanwhile, Thomas Partey plays well but works too low to be creative.

So Arsenal entered the break 0-0, their tactical efficiency was greater than their opponents. Entering the second half, it feels like they will not score before the penalty kick situation appears.

Meanwhile, Manchester United is always committed to a number 10 is Fernandes. But the problem here is that their system is completely based on the number 10 player, if the Portuguese midfielder does not speak up or has a normal game then everything will collapse. Player 10 is responsible for linking midfields with strikers. If he was divided, the team would be broken and lacked cohesion.

Meanwhile, Manchester United is always committed to a number 10 is Fernandes. But the problem here is that their system is completely based on the number 10 player, if the Portuguese midfielder does not speak up or has a normal game then everything will collapse. Player 10 is responsible for linking midfields with strikers. If he was divided, the team would be broken and lacked cohesion.

After using a 4-2-3-1 for most of the match since the start of the season, coach Solskjaer switched to diamond in his Champions League encounter with RB Leipzig four days ago. And they worked. But in the game against Arsenal, it collapsed from the start. Fernandes cannot receive the ball in dangerous areas because Arsenal knows what can happen. Furthermore, Arteta’s pressure plan is entirely based on stopping Man United from deploying in the middle.

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The Arsenal forwards kicked close to each other, closing the gap and Fernandes’s supply of the ball was cut. So it could be said that Fernandes wasn’t a bad player – obviously he didn’t pass the wrong pass, his pass, hit the wrong ball, or scored awkwardly. You simply cannot participate in the implementation.

When that happened, Man United started to have an idea. On either side of the diamond, Scott McTominay was uncomfortable playing on the right and Paul Pogba’s influence was minimized when Solskjaer returned to a 4-2-3-1 and midfield. the French kick the left flank.

However, can Man United play well when Fernandes is locked or not on the pitch? This season, the “Red Devils” have only won 2 Premier League victories, including trips to Brighton & Hove Albion and Newcastle United. In both these matches, Fernandes scored and assisted. When he was present, Man United was a great team. When he was unable to make an impact on the game, Man United also faded.