Got Swerved By Gallas
Still a long way to go in this international break but why not look ahead?
As many of you have probably seen, I’m a huge fan of United’s manager Chris Wilder and for me he’s one of the most innovative but successful managers in the country today.
I’ve watched them most weeks and I’ve been impressed with how well they’ve transitioned to the top flight. Against similar level opposition they play on the front foot with a ball dominant style and a lot of positionless play where guys swap around regularly but they’re still very good defensively.
Hard to predict how they’ll set up because even though we’re a much better team we and they’ve given up possession to bigger teams so far, we don’t look comfortable trying to control games and have been there for the taking in every away game this year.
They’re a very poor quality side although Robinson, Stevens and Fleck are decent. Henderson’s an ok keeper but he’s got a clanger in him. Also Lundstram is a FPL god.
For us hopefully it’s return of the macks, Tierney and Bellerin. Lot of praying they can completely transform us going forwards, especially firing crosses into PEA and Pepe.
Laca is still going to be out so the line up, (barring any international break injuries) is pretty straightforward.
Bellerin - Sok - David Luiz - KT
Xhaka - Guendo
Pepe - Auba - Saka
I don’t like the line up but we all know it’s coming. I can see a draw here, both sides struggle to create chances but I’m confident we can win if we show a bit of resilience and don’t give away any goals, PEA will get at least one chance and if he buries it think that’s enough.
Also a big f*ck you to Sky for scheduling this on a Monday night three days before a Europa League away trip.