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    Quote Originally Posted by Hitman View Post
    Looks like a good start, a 7-0 win.

    The Real test will come...
    Agree ... the next 3 matches will be a better gauge for the team!

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    Juan Mata backs Ander Herrera to star at United

    Juan Mata has backed his friend and new team-mate Ander Herrera to become an influential figure at Manchester United following the new signing's hugely impressive debut in the 7-0 win over LA Galaxy.
    Herrera was one of just two Reds to complete a full 90 minutes at the Rose Bowl, where he pulled the strings in midfield while notching two second-half assists for Ashley Young to score. That was enough to earn the Man of the Match award in Pasadena.

    Mata was understandably elated by his team-mate's performance and is looking forward to developing his flourishing relationship with the former Athletic Club midfielder, who he got to know well while both were playing for Spain's Under-21s.

    "He did great," Juan told ManUtd.com. "I know him very well from our days with the Spanish national youth teams and he was very good tonight. I am very happy for him. We have a good connection on and off the pitch and I think he will give us a lot of good things this season."

    One of the most fascinating elements of United's emphatic victory over the Galaxy was Louis van Gaal's decision to use a 3-5-2 formation, a shape the 62-year-old used frequently while managing the Dutch national team at this summer's World Cup.

    The decision paid dividends as the Reds strolled to a comfortable success, controlling possession while providing a potent attacking threat. As Mata says, it was a positive start considering his team-mates aren't used to the new system.

    "We are all pleased with the result but we know this is just the first step," the Spanish midfielder explained. “Some of the players have only been training for three or four days so we have more improvements to come, both physically and tactically.

    “But I think we had a good understanding of the new system and the football the manager wanted us to play. It was a good game for us. The manager wants us to play quickly with the ball in the middle, try to look for options and also play with width as well. That’s what we’ll keep trying to do.”

    United’s next pre-season tour match is against AS Roma in the International Champions Cup on Saturday, when kick-off is scheduled for 21:06 BST (14:06 MT) at the Sports Authority Field in Denver. Like every other Tour 2014 match, it will be broadcast live on MUTV.

    Juan Mata backs Ander Herrera

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    Who gonna buy this season jersey ?

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    Dont bother bah. Its not like they even put much effort into it. The white away jersey is last season's home dipped in white paint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolhirako View Post
    Who gonna buy this season jersey ?
    If they remove the cross ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by melvin View Post

    If they remove the cross ...
    I see the white away jersey not bad.... the cross logo look much better on white

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    Good that they won 7-0, but that's LA Galaxy. I assume AS Roma will be a much more challenging opponent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolhirako View Post
    I see the white away jersey not bad.... the cross logo look much better on white
    hmm... ya ... not too bad just that the red ones haisss... their blue training kit is much nicer ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SilentSeth View Post
    Good that they won 7-0, but that's LA Galaxy. I assume AS Roma will be a much more challenging opponent.
    Think its more of a 'plan' win and more of a 'morale booster' for the team after previous lousy season. We need to start of with a win which i think is very impt. just look at last season where we kick off with a loss n there goes our season...

    Then we will be in a better position or rather going to play AS Roma, Inter Milan, Real Madrid, Valencia CF with higher confidence level.

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    Quote Originally Posted by melvin View Post
    Think its more of a 'plan' win and more of a 'morale booster' for the team after previous lousy season. We need to start of with a win which i think is very impt. just look at last season where we kick off with a loss n there goes our season...

    Then we will be in a better position or rather going to play AS Roma, Inter Milan, Real Madrid, Valencia CF with higher confidence level.
    good chance to practice playing European teams. next season won't have the chance liao
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shizuma View Post
    good chance to practice playing European teams. next season won't have the chance liao
    Is this season la... lol... we will be back next season

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    Bebe signs for Benfica


    Manchester United forward Bebe has joined Benfica in a deal worth up to €3million, with the right to 50% of any sell-on fee.
    Bebe sparkled in the Portuguese Primeira Liga for Pacos de Ferreira during a loan stint last season and his form took him to the fringes of his country's World Cup squad for Brazil.

    After arriving at Old Trafford in 2010, he also had loan spells with Besiktas and Rio Ave and made two substitute appearances in the Barclays Premier League for the Reds.

    One feat he managed was to score in two different cup competitions for United, with efforts against Bursaspor and Wolves in the Champions League and League Cup respectively.

    The 24-year-old will link up with Jorge Jesus' side and help cover the recent sale of winger Lazar Markovic to Liverpool. Benfica completed a historic Treble last term and also reached the Europa League final.

    Everybody at United would like to wish Bebe the best of luck for the future.


    Bye Bebe

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    We need a holding defensive midfielder. Right now playing 3 at the back is a time bomb with those qualities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by christeo View Post
    We need a holding defensive midfielder. Right now playing 3 at the back is a time bomb with those qualities.
    Now not much dm choice on market, bring back Captain Roy Keane =)

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    A 3-2 win against AS Roma, it was 3-0 at half time! A spectacular half way goal from AS Roma at 75mins.

    So far so good....
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    2 matches on, with Rooney not captain haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hitman View Post
    A 3-2 win against AS Roma, it was 3-0 at half time! A spectacular half way goal from AS Roma at 75mins. So far so good....
    Think what we need are capable replacement ... LVG change 9 players n we conceded 2 goals... At least we still have a win over one of the strongest team in Italy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolhirako View Post
    2 matches on, with Rooney not captain haha
    Haha... Maybe Van Gaal think he not capable enough lol...

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    The defence and midfield aren't gelling, as expected, even with the 352 system. Because Cleverly is not a leader and does not command the midfield. Herrera and Mata are good sprayers and skilful ballers but don't have that fear factor yet. Smalling, evans and jones are part-timers, trust me.Rafael is a loose canon and nani is the canon. Valencia is a hit or miss , so is Chicharito.
    VG needs to solve that missing link and get that guy(or 2) that commands the pace and direction of play. Right now, any good team will break down the midfield and destroy that weak defence with a bit of pace and turn. They will struggle in the EPL, mark my words, with this team. All it takes is a string of consecutive losses and the morale will crumble, like last season. Bite the bullet and spend the money now.

    In the mould of Scholes or Keane or Robson, hopefully.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coolhirako View Post
    2 matches on, with Rooney not captain haha
    LVG is a very good manager to not have Rooney as Captain. He does not have the qualities for it, and many other players like RVP and etc are much more qualified.
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