Mata doesn't panic and is smart enough, if you give him the ball, whether a clever bit of play from himself of switching it and bringing Martial for example into the game would have been a positive change.
I have no bench. Fuck me. Rojo is injured but you spunked a load on Lindelof plus Tuanzabe was there plus Blind who's not world class but a good versatility player for a bench in a game exactly like this.
I'm missing Carrick Pogba and Fellani, right, you don't play Carrick and what role was he going to come on that wasn't going to look more defensive so fuck up.
You don't have Fellani, ok you like him, but even your biggest fans on here don't think he'd have made a difference and wouldn't have started him ahead of Herrera. So fuck up.
You missed Pogba, of course you did, we did, but that's why you have a squad, you gave Herrera fuck all game time when you knew Pogba was hurt and threw him in with a role that seemed to not really be understood even by the player but let's say he let you down. Fine. So when Pogba got hurt, you still went to the same plan of just picking the same player over and over, in this case Fellani instead of giving both minutes in case one got hurt.
Perriera had a barnstormer last season turning in quality performances for a shit team, you apparantly asked him to stay, he wanted to go to get regular football, you could have kept him and given him sub time and cup time as he can play 6, 7, 8, 11 and 10, and he's probably already better than Lingard but you love Lingard because he works hard and if he'd been injured you'd have moaned about that and you like Lingard on your bench.
You chose not to use Mata, fine, but he is quality and has shone in this very fixture before. So don't complain about that bench spot. You were NEVER taking off Matic or Lakaku in a million years, the only position you could complain about was cm and you've played Tuanzabe there before so if you wanted you could have taken Mickey T off and put T on there. Or pushed Jones up and put one of your 3 Centre halfs on.
I watched the game with my dad who was berating Martial for not being in the box with Lakaku and I said dad he loves coming in central, but he's like Rashford, the defensive side will be the emphasis today, mg dad goes so you're saying Martial has been told not to constantly get into the box, I said, knowing Jose or at least having watched him for so long then yes, my dad kicks off, Martial suddenly try's to come towards the 10/9 area and the camera flashes to Jose straight away shouting MARTIAAAALLLL!!!! Repeatedly, and the only thing he'd done was come central and it didn't look like a keep it up name bellowing!!!!!
You could have said if Lindelof wasn't ready I'm going to bring McITomney for midfield cover but you didn't so basically Jose stop bemoaning shit of your own making and say you are happy with a point or admit bad luck and bad tactics and calls cost us.
But fuck me, stop gurning.
Fosu M had a great ore season and has proved he can play rb well which would have let you play TV further forward on the right and Young at lb which I guarantee compared to Darmian would have looked better and brought Martial into the game a lot more.
You still had Rashford, Mata and Lingard, two of your favourite kids and a senior player who's done it all and you now trust again
Well I suppose that's the knighthood fucked.