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***OMT Tottenham vs Man U***

Discussion in 'Spurs News & Views' started by MKSpur, 3 Dec 2019 at 9:59 AM.

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  1. MKSpur

    MKSpur Young-Pyo Lee

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    Lads it’s United.

    when: Weds 7.30pm
    Where: Old Trafford

    Notes. On Amazon prime.

    Expect: full focus on Mourinho vs Ole, the football will be a secondary event. Multiple mentions of Pochettino going to United.

    Prediction: not 0-0
     
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  2. galeforce

    galeforce Teddy Sheringham

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    I think you found it.
     
  3. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Luka Modric

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    OLE GONER
    Solskjaer tells his Man Utd stars he WILL be sacked if they lose to Spurs and Emirates Marketing Project as Pochettino waits in wings
    EXCLUSIVE
    • 3 Dec 2019, 7:28
    • Updated: 3 Dec 2019, 8:23

    OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER told his players he will be axed if they lose against Tottenham and Emirates Marketing Project this week.

    Sunday’s 2-2 home draw with Aston Villa heaped more pressure on Solskjaer with Manchester United down in ninth place.

    Afterwards Solskjaer made it clear to the players how precarious his position was, with ex-boss Jose Mourinho’s Spurs the visitors tomorrow and the derby with Pep Guardiola’s men at the Etihad on Saturday.

    A United source said: “Ole was a little bit emotional and told them that if they don’t get two results this week, he could be gone.

    "It is the worst time to be facing Spurs with Jose coming back.”

    The figure of Mauricio Pochettino waiting in the wings after his sacking by Spurs has increased the pressure on Solskjaer.

    United’s boss also warned the players Mourinho would be desperate for victory when he returns tomorrow, almost a year after his sacking.

    Executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has made it clear he will stick with Solskjaer no matter what as they embark on a rebuilding programme based on academy products.

    But Solskjaer is not so sure as his side stand just six points above the drop zone.

    The source added: “Ole told the players all his and their focus now has to go straight to the Spurs game. He was not being critical of Jose in any way but made it clear to the players just how much their old boss will want to win.”



    Clearly a motivational effort from Ole, though I wonder if it will motivate them to throw these games so they can get a proper manager in?
     
  4. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Luka Modric

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    And here is Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: "We have had too many draws for my liking - defeats as well, but draws we should have turned into wins. Football is a results business and we're not happy and know we should do better."

    More from Solskjaer: "The work going on here is always geared on us improving but we are not getting all the results we have deserved.

    "These two games are great chances for us to prove ourselves. We've had some good results against good teams and we've got a plan for Wednesday night."

    Solskjaer, on whether he has been speaking to the owners: "We speak all the time, it's not like a knee-jerk 'suddenly we need to talk' - we speak a few times every week.

    "It's continually progressing, the plans, the rebuilding we know we started, we made some decisions that were necessary and of course we are not happy where we are but will continue working."

    Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has not featured since September because of an ankle injury and Solskjaer says he will not be fit to face Tottenham on Wednesday.

    "No. Paul's not ready, no," he said. "He's still a bit away but he's working hard so let's see. He's out on the grass, so let's see how long it will take."

    Meanwhile, the United boss adds fellow midfielders Scott McTominay and Nemanja Matic are "touch and go" for tomorrow's game.

    More from Solskjaer on Matic and McTominay's fitness: "Let's get this training session out of the way. We've got more games than this one, so of course I can't look at just the one game, we have got to look at long-term."

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was asked how he feels given the speculation surrounding his job.

    "I am good," he said. "Absolutely no problem.

    "Sometimes you laugh when you read stories about what I've said - at least then I know the sources, they are not sources, they are just made up, blatant lies."

    Stat's the way...

    Man Utd v Tottenham (Wednesday, 19:30 GMT)

    Manchester United's 18 points in the Premier League this season is their fewest after 14 games of a top-flight campaign since 1988-89 (18), when they went on to finish 11th in the table.

    And we all know what happened to the manager in charge that year...
     
  5. Rock Strongo

    Rock Strongo dodgy Dave Goosegog

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    Ole Justa brickshow v The nicest man alive
    @ Ole brickhOle

    No doubt the United players have looked at their Snapchats by now and are aware that losing the next two will see Ole out the door. The lust for Poch is there, the lust for loss is there.

    0-4
     
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  6. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Luka Modric

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    More from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, on what will change for the visit of Tottenham: "Three days or four days is not going to change a whole lot.

    "These two games are a chance to prove things. We have had some good results against good teams and have got a plan for Wednesday night.

    "When you put on that shirt it doesn't matter who you're playing against, you've got to give it your all.

    "Of course after Sunday, the boys were a bit disappointed, but now it's all eyes on tomorrow night."
     
  7. parklane1

    parklane1 Barry Daines

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    This is the game i want us to win over any other one. COYS
     
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  8. MKSpur

    MKSpur Young-Pyo Lee

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    Gazza


    Toby Sanchez Jan

    Sissoko Ndom (Winks)


    Aurier.


    Moura. Alli. Son

    Kane

    United do have a pace threat with Rashford so Aurier must be disciplined in defence and Son may have to cover James so I’d have Sissoko in the Centre to help cover, with a view to bringing on Dier to close out the game as players tire.
    Can’t see either team keeping a clean sheet but a good chance for Mourinho to get one over his previous employers. I think Solskjær might be vulnerable by treating the game as a direct test of his tactical ability and overthink it (United have been at their best when they attack with nothing to lose / be disciplined for)
     
  9. nayenezgani

    nayenezgani Justin Edinburgh

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    indospurs Andy Sinton

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    Custards ? Badgers ??

    Title should have omt

    I think we'll nick it 2-1
     
  11. MKSpur

    MKSpur Young-Pyo Lee

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    Denmark Spur Chris Armstrong

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  13. MKSpur

    MKSpur Young-Pyo Lee

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    Erik might as well lose the last two letters of his surname.
     
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  14. Raziel

    Raziel Nick Barmby

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    I don't want just a win, I want us to smash them, a humiliation ...
     
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    nayenezgani Justin Edinburgh

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    If our defenders can do their jobs, I don't see why it shouldn't be...
     
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  16. StephenH

    StephenH Dimitar Berbatov

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    here's the rub!

    This is why I'm not quite so bullish.
    Bournemouth could easily have snatched at least a draw.
     
  17. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Luka Modric

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    Injury news
    Tottenham have confirmed that Ben Davies, Erik Lamela, Michel Vorm and Hugo Lloris are all out of the game at Old Trafford.

    And here is Spurs boss Jose Mourinho: "I feel good, I like to play big matches. I like to play against the best teams and that is the important thing.

    "Going back to Old Trafford is to go back to a place where I was happy. I can say that. I have a great relation with the Manchester United supporters.

    "I went back as a pundit, which is a different perspective. I was really humbled by such a beautiful reception."


    More from Jose Mourinho: "Tomorrow I go back as a coach of the team that is going to try and beat Manchester United and that maybe gives a different perspective.

    "I expect there is respect shown towards me, but I understand what they want is exactly the opposite of what I want - I want Tottenham to win, during the match of course I expect them to forget me and I expect them to support their team to try and get the result they want."


    Jose Mourinho says his time at Manchester United is "a closed chapter for me".

    "I left the club. I took my time to process everything that happened, took my time to prepare myself for the next challenge and honestly Manchester United for me now is in my book of experiences, my history book," said the Tottenham boss, before quoting Nelson Mandela's 'I never lose, I either win or learn'.

    "At United I won and I learned. My time after I left was a good time for me.

    "It is not for me to analyse United now. I analyse them as an opponent, how they play. How can we beat them? How can they beat us? For me that is the important thing."

    Jose on what he achieved during his time at Old Trafford
    These are things they [Manchester United] can do this season too. They can win the Europa League, they’ve qualified for the knockout. They can win the Carabao Cup as they are still in the competition. They can win the FA Cup, they’ve got Wolves in the first round. They can achieve these targets


    Jose on his Manchester United regrets
    For you it’s like I left Manchester United yesterday. It was not yesterday, it was almost one year ago. I am Tottenham. Again, if you want to speak about United as an opponent, let’s speak about them as an opponent.
     
  18. parklane1

    parklane1 Barry Daines

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    Amen brother, i have nephews who are S/T holders at Utd and i have took enough stick from them over the years i want a bit of pay back.
     
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    nayimfromthehalfwayline Luka Modric

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    For context on the questions
     
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  20. braineclipse

    braineclipse Colin Calderwood

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    Very excited for this one now.

    Can see Mourinho setting us up to be fairly conservative, not so much the player selection, but a lower press, happy with them having the ball in their half, wait for some counter attacking opportunities. Mainly because of the pace they have upfront and since their defence is usually pretty solid. Wouldn't be too different to the Bournemouth game in approach, though we were obviously dominant for much of the have after going up by two.

    At the same time their midfield is probably the weakest part of the team, some periods of higher pressure and more intensity could be good.

    Not expecting many changes. Perhaps only Winks for Ndombele, perhaps none...
     

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