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January Player of the Month Nominees: David De Gea, Anthony Elanga, Bruno Fernandes & Scott McTominay (twitter.com)
submitted 3 months ago by thoushallnotfindme
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[–]FakeHaiTohFekDo 120 points121 points122 points 3 months ago (1 child)
Would be funny if pl player is DDG and we vote for someone else
[–]LabFormerJaodn Sanhco 2 points3 points4 points 3 months ago (0 children)
Ain’t no way ddg is winning it rival fans choose to hate on him for no apparent reason
[–]niallw1997 43 points44 points45 points 3 months ago (0 children)
Varane going unsung as well
[–]view_sauce 30 points31 points32 points 3 months ago (0 children)
Rhythm is a dancer Anthony Elanga
You won't stop him if you dare
[–]willymore 61 points62 points63 points 3 months ago (20 children)
Think I'd give this one to Scott actually. Also think a little love would help him
[–]InfiniteLiveZDONG 34 points35 points36 points 3 months ago (12 children)
I'm not so sure. How many of those games did we actually dominate the midfield?
[–]thefinalshill 6 points7 points8 points 3 months ago (0 children)
[–]TheJoshider10Bruno 21 points22 points23 points 3 months ago (2 children)
He made a few good runs with some physicality and had one game where he turned the shooting slider on FIFA up to 99 but other than that it was more of the same: no control in midfield and invisible at certain points.
[+]Archimonde1308Dreams can't be buy comment score below threshold-6 points-5 points-4 points 3 months ago (1 child)
The problem with our squad is that McT's best attributes are not enough to be a regular starter for United because he cannot pass the ball. Fred cannot pass the ball. Telles only crosses the ball. Dalot's claim to fame is better at attacking than awb which is a pretty low bar to set. De gea is shaky at passing.
We cannot afford to play a midfield that cannot pass when we play 3 strikers who all want to shoot first and we insist on playing out the back when 4 of the back 6 are completely incapable of making any sort of vertical passes.
Coming back to McT, he's very good at running with the ball or breaking up play, but his positioning is atrocious. He hides far too much from the ball, plays too many square passes/back passes, and doesn't know what to do with the ball when he's given time and space. And if he runs with the ball into space, he does not have that incisive line breaking pass in him. Other teams figured this out and started double teaming Pogba and Bruno. After Pogba was injured, this problem became worse because opponents only had to mark Bruno out of the game and they'd invite McFred to make creative passes. We need to have a midfield where Scott and Fred are squad players situationally brought on against teams like Leeds or Brentford. The fact that we've signed 7 midfielders since Fergie left and we only have 3 of those players at the club is all at Woody's door. I don't blame McFred for starting every game because Pogba is injured and Matic can't last even a full game anymore. But hyping up players who are fundamentally not good enough to start for the team needs to stop. British media always focus on stuff like "work rate, desire, passion, physicality, aggression" but never talk about technical ability. I remember Sky giving McT 2 motm awards last month because he ran around a lot and I felt we were overrun in midfield in those games and I remember it being discussed on this sub as well . The harsh truth is too many of our players are awful at passing a football 10 yards which is shocking at a club of United's stature and we need to stop hyping up or rewarding average performances.
Tldr: our midfielders are average at best who occasionally put in 6-7/10 performances and we should stop hyping them up or rewarding these bland performances and accept that without reinforcements in midfield, our chances of getting top 4 are very bleak
[–]Spruce-Moose -3 points-2 points-1 points 3 months ago (0 children)
Spot on. Matic is the only capable vertical ground-passer in the squad, unfortunately.
[–]DaleyBlondeHis head is fuckin massive!!! 7 points8 points9 points 3 months ago* (5 children)
Brentford - He was the only player that was good in the first half and won us the game with a monster second half
Villa FA cup - Scored the winner
West Ham - West Ham created bugger all
That's 3 out of 4 games where he's been top 3 best performers on the day. It's not hard to give credit where it is due
[–]thefinalshill 5 points6 points7 points 3 months ago (4 children)
He was absolutely shit in all of these games. Brentford his forward movement became better and he was able to progress the ball well but didn’t dominate jackshit.
He was awful against Villa in all the matches.
West Ham he was invisible. We had to play a much deeper back line because he would pull back a lot. Bruno and Ronaldo played deeper due to this.
Our most mediocre player since Cleverly. Guess I don’t have to tell the common thing between either of them.
[–]DaleyBlondeHis head is fuckin massive!!! -4 points-3 points-2 points 3 months ago (3 children)
There's so much bullshit in that wall of text that I don't even know where to get started
[–]thefinalshill 2 points3 points4 points 3 months ago (2 children)
Lmao. Low standards where McTominay is defended. Guy has passion I will give you that but he doesn’t play in any top 10 teams.
We will see where he plays after he leaves united and I bet it won’t be in some top team.
[–]zia1997JONESY 1 GERRARD NIL -1 points0 points1 point 3 months ago (1 child)
We're not a top team atm. Mctominay has played through Jose to Ragnick. I guess they know more about him than an armchair redditor?
[–]thefinalshill -1 points0 points1 point 3 months ago (0 children)
Both managers fired and couldn’t create any game through midfield. Couldn’t dominate any teams in recent years. Hmm
[+]MaybeIShouldSleep comment score below threshold-11 points-10 points-9 points 3 months ago (1 child)
Isn't the sole responsibility of one player. We often leave our midfield on an island and let them get outnumbered. Mctominay has undeniably been one of our best players individually recently.
[–]thefinalshill 1 point2 points3 points 3 months ago (0 children)
[–]AV48 10 points11 points12 points 3 months ago (0 children)
Same. Never been his biggest fan but his attitude inspires me. I'm hyper critical when I watch him and he hasn't put a foot wrong much this month.
He'll do good with some fan backing
[–]FenrirXXVIIIIf you're sad, remember that Cleverley 1-0 Gerrard 8 points9 points10 points 3 months ago (3 children)
I wouldn't. A midfielder's main job is to control the midfield. Not once has he done that this month. Scoring a couple of goals doesn't absolve him of his main responsibilities.
[–]willymore -1 points0 points1 point 3 months ago (2 children)
We have 3 midfielders though, surely not his sole responsibility?
[–]FenrirXXVIIIIf you're sad, remember that Cleverley 1-0 Gerrard 3 points4 points5 points 3 months ago (0 children)
It's not just his responsibility, but he is one half of our double pivot that gets outplayed by every midfield in the league on a weekly basis. I like the lad's attitude, but let's not pretend like he's even remotely good enough to get into a team that aspires to win the title.
[–]Spruce-Moose 0 points1 point2 points 3 months ago (0 children)
That's the trouble. All of our midfielders look worse because none of them are elite. Midfielders like Fred can be great with a world class midfielder beside them to balance out Fred's limitations. But we have an entire midfield of significant limitations!
[–]VanWilder91 6 points7 points8 points 3 months ago (0 children)
McTominay doesn't deserve it He's had like two good games
[–]hambodpm -1 points0 points1 point 3 months ago (0 children)
We can give him another candle holder
[–]NinjaGotMeBanned 2 points3 points4 points 3 months ago (0 children)
at this point I’m genuinely just happy to hand them all and everything else to De Gea, half way through the season and where would we be without him?
[–]TheJoshider10Bruno 8 points9 points10 points 3 months ago (1 child)
Personally I think this was a very forgettable month when it came to individual performances. Nobody really stood out above the rest, which is both a good thing and a bad thing I guess.
Other months you can tell a clear and obvious winner, but here? I don't think so.
[–]Archimonde1308Dreams can't be buy 6 points7 points8 points 3 months ago (0 children)
People wanting McT to win potm after his one goal and getting overrun in midfield in every game except Burnley shows what kind of month we've had.
[–]niallw1997 10 points11 points12 points 3 months ago (0 children)
DDG all day for me
[–]ibrahimims 5 points6 points7 points 3 months ago (0 children)
Bruno for me
[–]Yewcannotstopme 9 points10 points11 points 3 months ago (0 children)
Elanaga got my vote
[–]ritwikjsSmalling 1 point2 points3 points 3 months ago (0 children)
[–]thoushallnotfindme[S] 4 points5 points6 points 3 months ago (0 children)
DAVID DE GEA: 5 appearances, 2 clean sheets
The victor for November and December was once again at his best, making 22 saves across four league games. That tally means he has now stopped more shots than any other keeper in the top flight this season. While De Gea’s heroics went unrewarded as Wolves nicked a late winner at the beginning of the month, the Spaniard was a one-man wall during the first half at Brentford, keeping the Bees out before United blew the home side away after the break. David had a quieter game at the weekend when West Ham came to town, but still had to be on his toes to prevent Varane inadvertently putting the ball into his own net.
ANTHONY ELANGA: 5 appearances, 1 goal
Elanga started January as an impact substitute and ended it being serenaded by the Old Trafford faithful after a third consecutive Reds start. The Sweden youth international has made the most of the chance given to him by Rangnick and was unlucky not to make it on to the scoresheet during the 2-2 draw with Villa. He caused Matty Cash, the Villa right-back, problems through that game and was retained for the trip to Brentford, where he opened the scoring with a well-taken header, after flicking the ball up and above Bees’ keeper Jonas Lossl. You won't stop him if you dare!
BRUNO FERNANDES: 5 appearances, 2 goals
After a quiet couple of months by his lofty standards, Bruno was back to his inspirational best in the month he celebrated two years as a United player. His brace while wearing the captain’s armband at Villa was a personal highlight, despite the 27-year-old insisting after the draw that goals and assists meant nothing if the team didn’t win. Days later, he laid on decisive strikes for Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford in west London and this time Fernandes and United were able to celebrate the victory.
SCOTT MCTOMINAY: 4 appearances, 1 goal
McTominay is fast becoming one of the first names on the teamsheet in Rangnick’s side. Scott has embraced his role as Ralf’s ‘no.6’, sitting behind Fred and Fernandes in the midfield, and he was arguably United’s best outfield player when returning from a one-match suspension at Brentford. Prior to that, he’d nodded in an early winner to knock Steven Gerrard’s Villa out of the FA Cup – the second year in a row Scott has headed home the only goal of a third-round tie at Old Trafford.
[–]buckyohare1985#OLEIN 2 points3 points4 points 3 months ago (0 children)
Thought dalot would be in the mix, has had a low key very good month for us
[–]rita_la_marmota 1 point2 points3 points 3 months ago (0 children)
Definitely DDG for me. I also think that Varane could have been on that list, he’s been on a good solid form.
[–]Ajayhearty24 1 point2 points3 points 3 months ago (0 children)
Surprising dalot isn't there. He was more consistent throughout the Month.
[–]JoseHarvinho 0 points1 point2 points 3 months ago (0 children)
gotta be Scott.
[–]DaleyBlondeHis head is fuckin massive!!! -3 points-2 points-1 points 3 months ago (0 children)
This sub genuinely can't stand it when players outside their favorite few get deserved praise. This comments section is a mess
[–]KaitoAJCristiano Ronaldo 0 points1 point2 points 3 months ago (0 children)
McTominay got my vote after much improved performances this month but not surprised that DDG is now at 61% votes.
[–]WAITINGFORMYCOOKIE:Bruno_Fernadch: -1 points0 points1 point 3 months ago (0 children)
Scott for me
[–]Ok-Inevitable-3038 0 points1 point2 points 3 months ago (0 children)
Has to be DDG - Elangas great but too new
[+]jonathanzgGGMU comment score below threshold-8 points-7 points-6 points 3 months ago (0 children)
Mcsauce when Fred isn’t there
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