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Fergie : Ronaldo sale changes tactics

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by traps1 (U10016635) 31 July 2009
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posted Aug 1, 2009

I think that Sir alex ferguson is great manager and whatever he does i am backing him all the way to europe

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posted Aug 1, 2009

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Liverpool look set to lose Xabi Alonso, people will shrug this off no doubt but he will be sorely missed, even more so when Gerrard and Torres are injured and Benitez plays Lucas.

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But Benitez has admitted losing Alonso is a blow and that his side are weaker without Gerrard and Torres. Losing Ronaldo and Tevez is aking to Liverpool losing Gerrard and Torres, however there seems to be no admission that the side is weaker form both manager and fans.... maybe a true reflection of the manager's arrogance, which put pay to the so called 'quintupple'. Also, when Rooney and Owen (who can't manage many games each season) and are injured and Berbtove out for form Wellbeck and Macheda will play - that's surely set to strike fear into any Premiership defence.

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It's not often I disagree with vitually every point someone makes, but this is a rare case.

a) Losing Ronaldo and Tevez is not the same as losing Gerrard and Torres. Ronaldo - yes is a huge blow, he is an amazing player. But Tevez? A lack of goals and assists means we won't struggle to replace him.

b) The quintuple was a creation by the media - no United player, nor the manager, ever said 'yes we're going for the quintuple'. Most level headed people (both United and non-United fans) knew it was completely unrealistic.

c) Rooney and Owen don't play many games?? Rooney has played over 200 times for United in his 5 seasons at the club + numerous games for England. Not bad at all! And Owen, whilst not setting the Premier League alight at Newcastle still managed 60 games in the last 2 seasons scoring 26. Again, not bad at all. Plus at Newcastle he was playing in a club that has got serious problems both on and off the pitch.

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posted Aug 1, 2009

i love how everyone's writting us off already!

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posted Aug 1, 2009

.....whether or not united change tactics,what matters is getting d results.....regardless of who scores,the fact is.......we need to win games....

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posted Aug 1, 2009

this should be uniteds first team

owen berbatov
rooney
park valencia
carrick
evra rafael
vidic ferdinand
van der sar

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posted Aug 1, 2009

.....whether or not united change tactics,what matters is getting d results.....regardless of who scores,the fact is.......we need to win games....
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Really? Here was me thinking 38 draws would do!

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posted Aug 1, 2009

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this should be uniteds first team

owen berbatov
rooney
park valencia
carrick
evra rafael
vidic ferdinand
van der sar

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Not sure how that team works, it looks very narrow to me with a lot of players out of position.

I'd go with a basic 4-4-2 with
Foster (we have to throw him in at some point)
Brown,Rio,Vidic,Evra,
Valencia,Carrick,Ando, then take your pick from Nani,Giggs,Tosic or park.
Rooney in the hole with Berbatov leading the line.

Owen on the bench as an impact striker.

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posted Aug 1, 2009

4=4=2

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posted Aug 2, 2009

Personally i think that Man Utd will be a stronger team and they will show a lot more togetherness than they did with Ronaldo and Tevez. I admit losing Tevez will hurt United but they will cope. Tactics wise the team will probably look like this.
Van Der Sar
Rafael, Ferdinand, Vidic, Evra
Valencia, Carrick, Anderson, Park
Rooney, Berbatov

Sir Alex wont make that much of a change to a side that has been so successful lately. It would be a mistake to play Nani as he in my mind is nowhere good enough and he is not developed enough. Foster and Van der Sar will rotate unless Van der Sar has another great season.

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posted Aug 7, 2009

my only concern is that the middle of the park needed strengthening due to the obvious pasting we got in the CL final last year. Other than that I have complete confidence in us gaining some success this year as we have the greatest manager of all time. Like Evra said two players don't make a team. I just hope our spine is strong, one injury in the middle and we're tommy ducked

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