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I thought he was a little harsh on the players but he probably knew the media would be crowing about us and wanting to keep their feet on the ground for the big game the weekend is good management.

As the players get to know one another and what the manager wants more and more you'd like to think they are going to get better and better as the season progresses, which is encouraging.

I too worry about over playing alla Arsenal, and trying to pass through a team thats 'parked the bus' can be difficult.

Drogba's return should offer us another option though with his physical presence and aireal ability in these circumstances. At the moment though its so far so good albeit with tougher tests to come, starting with this weekend.

The pressure is on them after their dodgy start knowing a defeat at the bridge could leave them with a mounting to climb after what 5 games.

I would'nt be suprised if they 'parked the bus' and tried to not lose the game, looking to hit us on the break.

I feel more confident that Scolari would be aware of this danger though, hence his 'sloppy in possession' remarks made on tuesday.

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I never thought we needed a change and would have been happy to give grant at least a few months and his choice of players over the transfer period but must say I am impressed so far by the new man,

He would not have been my choice and if we had to have a new man I would have opted for Sparky but I feel we are starting to play some nice stuff and if we can find a way to beat teams that quickly shut as down and park the bus as well as we can when they try to attack us we could be in for a very entertaining season with trophies at the end of it.

It's early days but the signs are definately there and with UTD having a stuttering start I hope we can full take advantage.

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I think his comments in the week were purely aimed at keeping feet on the ground ahead of the massive match we have on Sunday... but i think we all know that if we give away as much posession on Sunday as we did against Bordeaux, then United will destroy us.. Felipe is keeping his players from getting complacent in my opinion

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Who says if we play passing football we might become Arsenal? You can play stylish entertaining football and win trophies. Look at Barcelona a few years ago for a good example. Incredible football, and they won the Primera Lge and Chmps Lge.

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Who says if we play passing football we might become Arsenal? You can play stylish entertaining football and win trophies. Look at Barcelona a few years ago for a good example. Incredible football, and they won the Primera Lge and Chmps Lge.

I agree with his comments about not retaining the ball, I watched bits and pieces of the 2nd half again last night, although Bordeaux didn't have any real threat on goal, we did give the ball away cheaply by trying to get ahead of ourselves. Winning 2-0 or 8-0 doesn't matter it's the 3 points that counted Wednesday night.

If we do it against Utd they'll punish us, you gotta stay focused for 90 minutes, weither the score is 0-0 or 2-0 - He wants to drum that into the players which is fair enough but it's something Jose's detractors said was negative. With or without the tricks or flicks staying focused for 90 min is the order of the day and something we just never did under Grant.

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I think his comments in the week were purely aimed at keeping feet on the ground ahead of the massive match we have on Sunday... but i think we all know that if we give away as much posession on Sunday as we did against Bordeaux, then United will destroy us.. Felipe is keeping his players from getting complacent in my opinion

i dont think we gave that much possession away tuesday, at least not when the game wasnt already won. the start to the 2nd half was a concern, but they never really created a decent chance in the whole 90 minutes. and i seriously doubt we would have been that sloppy against a team competing with us in the 1st half.

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Makes a change from the Jose approach as well - you know the one where we play badly and he comes out and claims we were great.

Amen to that. I understand why Jose opted for that, but sometimes I was so tired of hearing the complete and utter garbage that would fall out of his mouth I found myself wanting to give him a smack in the chops. Especially when we lost or were bad. It was always "well, we played well and deserved the win because they didnt come to play".

Like Chippy I was all in for Mark Hughes, and I have to admit I was scared of what might happen with Scolari. 3 Months later I couldnt be happier.

The guy is like a perfect blend of a manager: the class and ability of a guy like Capello, the tactical desire of a guy like Wenger (as evidenced by comments like these) and the humility that reminds me of Claudio. He just seems overall like a nice man. And standing on that touchline he looks like someone who doesnt know the meaning of the word 'lose', nevermind how to do it.

The same squad Jose and Grant had (poorer than the Jose days, in my opinion) is playing better than ever, and still he isnt satisified because he wants perfection. And you know its not about humiliating the players, because guys like Anelka and Malouda already look far more confident, IMO. His personality is far more meaningful, in my mind, than what he says in the press. And to me, supportive father figure >>>> siege mentality strategy.

If Scolari is able to win the league, or the CL this year or next, and proves he belongs among the best in the game, I would love Roman to offer him a 10 year deal to start a new golden age. That might sound crazy, but we let one great get away and I dont want it to happen again. Surely a guy like this is too good to only have for a few years.

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But bluenut, youhave to say he has a point. He's not just saying that as a trick.

We destroyed them, yes, but we were wasteful all game, and really coasted in the second half. We owned the game on every level and took until 10 minutes from time to find a fourth goal.

I just love the fact that he is never satisfied, even when things look good on paper. The team was magnificent out there, but to me it looked like a preseason game. None of the pace and fight that you might associate with a great performance.

I dont see this as mere posturing. There is something to it, but Scolari was practically doing the Macarena on the touchline. He looked geniunely pissed for a while!

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