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Old 21st November 2021, 20:25   #2131
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And there are hardly any alternative leadership candidates. United lack leaders. In the bygone era there would be many leaders in the team. Now there's nobody. Who would they replace Maguire with?
Maguire has to go! He is nowhere near a world class defender. Just look at the 2 yellows he got against Watford - both were his own mistakes, the 2nd one unforced. You can't have such a guy having the arm band in such a huge club as Manchester United.

De Gea would be a better choice. Or even Cristiano Ronaldo. Maguire just has to go.
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Old 21st November 2021, 23:31   #2132
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One exit that needs to happen foremost, is Alex Ferguson. The man's owed all the respect his enormous success deserves, but nobody is going to succeed as United manager while he hangs around as a reminder of the past.

A bit like Bob Paisley insisting Bill Shankly be kept away after he took over from the latter at arch rivals Liverpool in the 70s.
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Old 2nd December 2021, 14:01   #2133
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Goal of the season contender from Bernardo Silva yesterday? With David Silva gone and De Bruyne struggling for fitness, Bernardo is cementing a spot in the City midfield, and the guy can dribble like the best of them too, see the one against Liverpool for example.

The complete midfield package, and to think he was rumoured to be leaving not too long ago!
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Goal of the season contender from Bernardo Silva yesterday? With David Silva gone and De Bruyne struggling for fitness, Bernardo is cementing a spot in the City midfield, and the guy can dribble like the best of them too, see the one against Liverpool for example.
Great goal but seen a few like this recently right? Gabriel Martinelli’s goal against New Castle on the weekend as an example.

And classy exit by Carrick – 3 matches and leaving on a high!
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And classy exit by Carrick – 3 matches and leaving on a high!
Defeating Arsenal should feel good. Not to mention, Ronaldo has scored consistently too.
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Great goal but seen a few like this recently right?
Oh yes! Some real worldies this season, and it's not even halfway yet.
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The Man City - Leicester City (EPL) match is going absolutely nutters. They’ll need 45 mins just to cover highlights at this rate!
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The 3-way race for the EPL championship is already over at the half way mark with Man City opening up a substantial lead. After the Chelsea vs Liverpool match on Sunday which I expect to be drawn, I will stop following the league for the remainder of the season.
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What a game of football last night between Arsenal and City with the former being a revelation. Saka and Mancinellis blistering runs up the pitch had City running ragged and it could so easily have been 2-1 in the gunners favour without the controversial penalty and Gabriel's unnecessary challenge.

Hoping that City would lose, giving Liverpool and Chelsea a shot at the league
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What a game of football last night between Arsenal and City with the former being a revelation. Saka and Mancinellis blistering runs up the pitch had City running ragged and it could so easily have been 2-1 in the gunners favour without the controversial penalty and Gabriel's unnecessary challenge.

Hoping that City would lose, giving Liverpool and Chelsea a shot at the league
I’m a Man City fan and rooting for them for CL and EPL both, but last night you really felt for Arsenal - they clearly outplayed City and held their own even post the red card. Even Pep admitted they were lucky with that result and admitted it was a below par performance.

Even when down to 10 men they kept MCI completely out of the box area. They were phenomenal throughout the game and got punished for their few and far between individual errors. They must surely also be ruining missing the empty face of goal attempt shortly after the MCI penalty.

You could tell the way the players had collapsed on the pitch at the final whistle - both sides had given everything out there in that final third of the match as well. Incredible game. I’m looking forward to the LIV - CHE fixture now tonight. As an MCI fan, I’m hoping for a draw - a strong lead will give MCI some breathing space to be able to focus on the CL as well.
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Chelsea and Liverpool are having a cracker of a match right now, what finishing by Chelsea to score from 2 down just before half time !!
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