Manchester United's unsettled backline behind poor defensive record, says Phil Thompson

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Manchester United's unsettled backline behind poor defensive record, says Phil Thompson

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Manchester United's unsettled backline is to blame for their poor defensive record, Phil Thompson told The Debate.United have used 13 different players in defence this season - including midfielders Nemanja Matic, Ander Herrera and เว็บ แทง บอล Scott McTominay - while conceding 26 goals in the process, more than the whole of the 2006/07 or 2007/08 league seasons under Sir Alex Ferguson.United's defensive woes this season have left them 16 points off league leaders Liverpool from as many games, and they visit Anfield live on Sky Sports Premier League on Sunday, as rank outsiders.Phil Thompson told The Debate that Jose Mourinho's indecisiveness in his own backline has cost United.

He said: "Me being a defender will look at that and wonder why and how and where - I think it's the number of players he has used in a back three, a back three or a back five."The chopping and changing, players getting injured, Jones who seems to come in and go out because he gets injured, there's so many permutations."Fellow guest Ray Parlour, who played in front of Arsenal's back four of Nigel Winterburn, เว็บ แทง บอล Tony Adams, Martin Keown and Lee Dixon during the late 1990s, added that consistency was key for forming a strong defensive unit at any club.

He said: "It's the one position where you've got to have a unit, the back four. You play the same personnel, I played in that great Arsenal side that had a famous back four, and it was never changed. If you were fit, you'd be playing. "I know you have to change players in certain areas เว็บ แทง บอล if they get injured, but if everyone's fit you say these are my four, or five, and we'll stick with these."The pair both agreed Mourinho would keep up his tactic of frustrating Liverpool at Anfield despite the visitors' dire need for points, with Thompson believing he would happily settle for a point against the league leaders.
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09/Jan/2019, 01:53

VAR review gives Harry Kane penalty - key quotes
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VAR had a huge part to play in Tottenham's opener in the Carabao Cup semi-final with Chelsea at Wembley. But was it the right call? Harry Kane put Spurs ahead from the spot on Tuesday night after VAR official Chris Kavanagh had reviewed the build-up to the penalty appeal, แทง บอล สด without which the goal may never have happened. The spot-kick was awarded when Kane was taken down by Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa, having been played in by a Toby Alderweireld through-ball. But referee Michael Oliver quickly referred the decision to VAR, to determine whether Kane had been onside when he received the ball.

The managers
Mauricio Pochettino: แทง บอล สด "I don't like it, today we got the benefit but watching the World Cup and La Liga - no one is happy. To get the benefit is nice but I'm not happy to win the game like this."I prefer the technology but in a different way and to be clear in the way we use it. I am pro-technology as you can't stop the evolution. When are you going to use it? I don't think it's clear - before we use it all clubs need to agree with ideas. If not it's going to be difficult.

Maurizio Sarri: "I saw the video from our camera a few minutes ago, it was offside. Our camera was in line with Kane, and it was offside, but it's not important."With the head, it's offside. But it's not important. It was important that the linesman stopped the run, he didn't follow the ball, so he had a big influence on our defenders, and at the moment I think the English referees aren't able to use the system."

The goalscorer
Harry Kane: "I played to the whistle. I ran through and it was a clear penalty. It was whether I was offside or not. I wasn't sure. VAR is there for a reason and I'm sure they've got it right."

The pundits
Danny Murphy (speaking on The Debate): "Initially it looked like an offside and it looked like a penalty, but once that was cleared up the penalty was the right call. แทง บอล สด I think it's about speed of decisions, I thought it was a bit slow, we saw both quite quickly, it took a while to be transferred, and furthermore it's consistent. It's used for the correct things and not everything. I think the World Cup was a great example, although there was the old one or two, a great example of how it should be used."
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