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I think their team is a decent step above ours in terms of quality, but even if we accept your comparisons here it doesn’t factor in the respective strength of squads.I don't think we are that far behind United tbh. United have bigger names but just like Dele, most of their players are a shadow of themselves.
Striker - Kane v Ronaldo. Both are great.
Wings - Son/Lucas v Rashford/Sancho. Son is easily the best but overall you could make a case to be even.
AM - Bruno is way better than anyone we have.
defensive midfield - Skipp/Hojbjerg are better than McT and Fred
Fullbacks - different systems so hard to judge but Shaw has been awful this season and AWB is terrible going forward. They have flaws just like us.
CBs - Dier is just like Maguire. Some good games, then horrible errors. Varane like Romero, talented but not available enough.
GK - De Gea has been great this year just like Lloris.
So overall I would say the talent gap is not nearly as big as people make it out. We just have been held back by horrible tactics and training. Conte will improve everyone.
Are you sure?Same players, different manager.
Conte trolling so many with his selections. You just love to see it.
Totally dominant performance from us both with and without the ball. Still quite clunky on the ball but you can see all the loads of positional runs being made, players on the ball looking for a trigger to pass but only doing so if players are where they should be, if not then it's recycled and we start to build again.
Hard to pick fault with any of the players on the pitch tonight. An easy win made so by mostly what we did off the ball.
And if results go our way this weekend, could be fourth with a game in hand. I know, I know.Caught the second half last night, and watched extended highlights of the first. Looks like we had control throughout, and created chances. Defence looked fairly solid, and kept Toney and Mbeumbo quiet.
Skipp was sensational. Reguilon played well. Dier and Davies look reborn.
It'll take time, but you can see signs of improvement already.
It's certainly not been the disaster of a season it seemed, however the games we did lose were very poor performances. Acting on removing Nuno when we did was crucial.And if results go our way this weekend, could be fourth with a game in hand. I know, I know.
FIXED!What I liked most was being a Yid!
the excellent positional play from our lads. In fact, afterwards Sonny was saying that Conte was drilling into them that they should be positioning themselves better, being where they needed to be for the next phase of play.
Perhaps that’s why NDombele isn’t getting a game, can you imagine him in training: “oh, really, do I have to get over there? ….. that’s miles away, I’m quite happy sitting here ….. do I really have to move? …”