Post Match Discussion: Benfica 0-1 Manchester United

bludsucker

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Poor poor game. Looked like LVG was back in charge. So many passes back to the keeper from an attacking position.
 

jsp

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Classic Mourinho stuff they needed to win we didn't so he was happy to sit and wait for them to offer us a chance if one didn't come he'd have taken the 0-0.

Win the return game at home and we are through and might only need 1 point from our last 2 games to win the group.

Wasn't pretty but guess all you can say is job done but injuries really starting to pile up and that extra edge we had early on in the season seems to have disappeared.
 
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The injury to Rashford is potentially worrying, hope it’s nothing too serious. I haven’t really seen the highlights, just the weird goal so can’t comment on our performance but yep job done, can’t complain really.
 

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For me the performances have dropped off ever since we lost Pogba, Stoke, Southampton both very poor performances lucky to get 4 points, then the games since, even the 4-0 against Everton was never a 4-0 game, we are a totally different animal attacking wise with Pogba in the side, attackers make different runs as they know they will be found, whereas with Herrera, Fellani, Matic in the middle, its either out wide or nothing as there is very little creativity through the middle, once Pogba is back we attack from all angles, when he doesnt play we are quite easy to defend against unless a bit of magic or a mistake gets us a goal.
 

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It was very slow last night it was Utd at their worst over the last few years really but the difference was that really a howler by the keeper gifting us a goal if he hadn't of done that the game would've ended 0-0 as Utd had no interest in going for it.

Pogba make a huge difference to us we saw it last season when he got injured towards the end of the season our attacking threat really dried up as without him the ball moves to slowly in midfield and you don't really have a midfielder who looks to get beyond the attack.

Rashford felt a bit of pain in his knee hopefully it's nothing serious but you never know with these things.
 
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