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Episode 36 · 1 year ago

Manchester United Team of the 2010s Decade - Episode 35

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

Christian returns alongside new guest, Noah Berends, to pick a team of the 2010s decade for English club Manchester United. The boys go through each position discussing the candidates as well as reminiscing some football memories.

Cheese. He's settled. Welcome back to the honorball podcast. This is I probably should put the camera on me. Should know. This is episode thirty five and today I'm joined by Christian pilch once again and new to the show. Well, kind of new. Noah Baron's welcome. Ay, thanks for having me on. And then it's your full debut, but you kind of made appearance off the bench with your Little Essen and review in the footy Epi last footy episode. Oh Yeah, so today were you're both man united fans, so today we're going to be doing a man united team of the decade. But first, Pilch, what I actually want to know. Why do you go for men unite? Well, it's just a simple passing, passing on from from the father down the down. The family had no other choice. Is He? He's English, is he? Do you know if he's from Manchester? He's not from Manchester. I think he. He went for them because he's older brother went for them, but they're not from Manchester. So I'm not really sure what the story is there. But just because that were good, don't talk D and when I was knows how come? How come you go for them? Sort of similar dad. Dad's basically support them. I wouldn't say it's like a die hard or anything, but like he used to sort of going for them. They were good when it while I was growing up, I was really young, and then once I've actually started following them, they haven't really done a whole lot. So yeah, yeah, pretty much just from my dad. Yeah, but being pretty putred recently. But I will say the Year My Dad Jumped on the bandwagon we actually got relegated for the the only time in history we've ever been relegated. So Won't be Copying The bandwagon calls. They're absolutely cursed for Johnny not there amount I can. I can relate to following a crap team until like the last two seasons, but also wearing a Celtic Jersey. So just got nothing to do with an united there, but fair enough. Yeah, so I don't know, you guys reckon our teams going to be very similar. I'll be honest. There are quite a few positions where, especially because I'm not a man United Fan, I was kind of just like having a crack. Wasn't too sure if it was the consensus pick or not. So should we just get into it? Yeah, yeah, what formation of you old with? Well, for me it was a pretty simple choice, the reliable four hundred and forty two from the Fergie days. Whenever I'm picking a man united team, it's always the found and forty two, because of Fergie. Yeah, I went with four hundred and thirty three. Not really any reason, just to fit all the plays in that I'd chosen. Yeah, not not much logic behind that. Just yeah, I'm with the three one because I actually did some research. Man United's most use formation this decade. Fun Fact. Yeah, Moisey, moisy liked it. All formations is pretty much the same, because I picked it in a four thirty three and then I was like, oh no, I need to turn it to a three one and then I realize it's legit. You the exact same, just one of the fields more attacking. But yeah, who were going in? As a manager? Before we get into the players, I'm going Fergie, even though he was only there for like three with you ever, three and a half seasons? I don't know, something three and a half, three and a half? Yeah, two Premier League titles and pretty sure. Yeah. So, and no one else really has done too much. Jose actually had a pretty good win record but didn't really win any titles. He won the what do you win? The EUROPAE? He won the Shit Trevel, didn't he? Yeahpe League Cup and Community Shield or something. Yeah, wouldn't it? Would Marino's probably one that gets anywhere. Yeah. Yeah, obviously. Obviously fagus had not got to be yeah, obviously the rest having really Moy's choice, and only at the moment. So, yeah, we all have the same goalkeeper. Not even a question. David Hay are, probably red, actually asked me who I thought right, who's been on the show many times. He actually asked me the other week who I thought it's been the best premier league player of the decade, and I said to Hayre just because the amount of...

...times I've watched united and I remember a couple times against Liverpool where they were just getting absolutely dominated, especially through those really poor years under Moi's and stuff, and to hey would just do the silliest things, like some of the says he would produced. It would just be stupid and it wouldn't just be one every like month. It would be like genuinely four or five insane saves a game. He's fallen off a bit of late and he cops his fair share of it at the moment. But yeah, from well, he took Wendy's take over two thousand and one hundred and twelve right through to the now he's been the number one. So Ay, there's not really any other options but be yeah, just I don't think there's another keeper who really comes close in this decade in the Premier League, let alone for men united. So yeah, I'm assuming you guys have gone the same. Yeah, are no brainer. They're obviously through those years with Moy's and Van Hall we probably would have came eight or ninth if we didn't have him between the sticks. So yeah, he's probably been our best player of the decade. Because calling him the best player in the League of the decade, though, yeah, not. It's probably not popular opinion. I just think if you took anyone player out of their team, I don't think any other play would have its like much of an impact, if you know what I mean. I've seen the amount of goal especially because a goal keep, because it's like clear cut what they're saving, kind of like the like. You just can't dispute the amount of goals that would have been conceded if it wasn't for him. Yeah, like it the take out a strike. Although they can be elite, you can kind of argue that someone else would step up and maybe fill their shoes half decently or something. But yeah, no. As thoughts on David the great man. Yeah, obviously no brain are the number of times he just pretty much carried us on his shoulders. Like I'd say probably we had a notoriously bad defense this decade after Fergie and to haire bailed them out so many times that I remember that game against Arsenal where he just you put yeah, they'd feet and like just remember thing like that is just insane, but he did that week in week out up until probably the last couple seasons. But yeah, he deserves all, you know, serves all the credit. Yeah, insane keeper. Yeah, he's he's pretty I was probably the easiest selection of the of the eleven. Yeah, because Vander Star although great keeper in his own right, only kept one season. Well, is only the starter in one season in the decade. So it can't really can't really argue with that one. Next we'll go left back. Also, actually, I need to mention this. This is such a random episode, by the way, just a casual man united team of the decade, but I just felt because he did a Liverpool one, it was like fitting to do the well, I'd say Louverpools, the second biggest football club in the world, if I can say that, and then United's first. I just sort of be fitting to do that. And I don't know why I froth the team of the decade concept because I don't know, it's just interesting and also it doesn't happen, like you're not going to be doing team of the decades from two thousand and twelve to two thousand and twenty two, like it's you can only do it fabority, like every ten years, unless it's a bit weird. But yeah, so I'd say that. So apologies to my uncle. I know he listens. He's a die hard Liverpool Fan, so he's probably not coping it for me, but he can, he can deal with it. So, left back. I've gone trice. Ever, I'll be honest. The fullbacks I didn't really even have to do any research to like make the decision. Is just compared to the other options, they would just like to meet the standout. Yes, I've gone. Ever, he was the left back in the two titles earlier in the decade. And Yeah, one of the key defenders for Fergie. And Yeah, that's about it really. Those who view gone for yeah, went with ever as well. Pretty pretty easy choice. But I'd say sure it's been underrated. Yeah, think over the last maybe three seasons he's he gets a lot of hate. That's not very not really deserved, I'd say. And I and also actually young. I'm not really sure if you classrooms of left back. He played sort of everywhere at some point, but so honorable mention could he was very good in some parts of the decade. Yeah, I think shaw was also pretty stiff because he missed that whole season because of the broken lego whatever he copped, which probably...

...hurt his chances for me yet. But yeah, actlutely young, probably underrated. I know he's to couple a lot of crap in the last few I don't know if his last season or the season before, but there was a season where, yeah, everyone which is blaming him for every goal. But I think, especially in these early days of united, he was actually very handy and versatile, which we love. Pilch, who are you going in your left back? Yeah, another a'Sy one Patrese ever, as you boys said, Luke Shaw's been pretty stiff and he's broken his leg twice since coming to man united, so he's missed a lot of key years of his career there. But patrese ever might be biased, but he was probably the best left back in the league in those in those early years of the decade through to about twenty fourteen. And obviously, as you said, Hammer won the two league titles, which to how you didn't and also made the Champions League finals well in two thousand and eleven. So yeah, easy one there. Yeah, yeah, I'll be honest. The fullbacks. I like saw the two options that I picked and then I've half from that. I was just like wait, surely there was like more people who played, but maybe over to write back once again. I'm not sure if there's too much of a choice unless you've like picked a center back out of position to get them in the side. But I've Gone Louis santonio Valencia of Ecuador. I'll be honest. I did not realize he'd been playing for men United for this long. Absolute still ward of the club. I don't know if he's been amazing ever, like he's I think feel like it's just been solid in his whole time at United. And then, apart from that, like this is just another one that's probably just picked by virtue of the fact that the other options aren't great. Like on my list here I've got Phil Jones and Chris Smauling, who will basically center backs, and then the other two guys who spring to mine, like Raphael and dummy, and they were only there fle a season. So yeah, Valencia for me. What about your pilch? Yep, same with me. He's been he's been pretty reliable and solid, as he said, for pretty much the whole decade. He only really transitions and became a right back in the last two or three years, but everyone he was playing right media always had that work rate and defensive ability which which often went unnoticed and as well as having a deadly cross crossing from the right wing at times. So yeah, BASAKA's give basakur another year or two and you'll probably peep him. But as me playing long enough. So Valencia, and obviously neverland, Wes Brown, although they won the league, they are only there for like a year and they were getting pretty old by then. That was yeah, went Valencia again, like you guys have said. was never amazing, but just store warter the club. I think he doesn't really get mentioned very much. I'm in terms of just I kind of forgot that he was even right for so long. Yeah, they played bright mid as well, which probably doesn't help. But Yeah, Rafael was decently. Probably be the second second pick I'd have. But yeah, we've had terrible right backs, so thank God for when to soaker. Yeah, Bill, and he's actually a tank. So, like I remember, even when he used to play midfield, he would always like be a bit of a defensive nuisance to the other other wingers and stuff. Yeah, I don't know. It's hard to say how good he was at his peak, but like feel like it's just more these it's been solid for that long it's pretty hard to knock the man. Yeah, now to send it back. I know we've just been picking the same players for this, but I think it will get a bit more spicy into the wings and there in the guts of the midfield, center back. I'll be honest. I thought this was a sitter of a decision and I actually might be, but there's actually some geesees who have played bolk games that I didn't really realize, like smallings played way more than I thought. Yeah, I didn't realize how long you'd been playing for united, but I've gone with viditch and Ferdinand. They were predominantly the center back pairing, although there was quite a few options in those tireder winning seasons. Vidas one player of the season, I think, in the first title of the decade, and he made an appearance twice, I think, in the Premier League team of the year, and then Ferdinand also made one appearance in that Premier League team of the year. For me, my back ups will probably Johnny Evans and Chris smalling. Once again, I'll be honest, I didn't even realize Johnny Evans played that many matches for united. But yeah, not as.

What about you? Yeah, exact same. Had Ferdinand and viditch as well. I was very close to putting smalling in. I think he had that one season. Under think it was Mourinho, where he's argue being arguably one of the best center backs in the prem for that season and like, I think it's definitely he's doing well over in Roman now. It's just not, not great on the ball, which didn't didn't suit us, especially under Van Hull when we try to keep possession. But yeah, ferinand vitach absolute legends. You can't really can't really choose. smalling over them may not exact. I couldn't bring myself to do it. Yeah, I didn't. I want to do like spice it up, but I couldn't do it smalling. I feel like he probably cops more crap than he is as like he gives me like an arsenal center back vibe. He's like pretty handy ninety percent of the time and then he for that ten percent. He just like does a lot of stupid stuff, but everyone just focus on that ten percent and just cops absolute crap for it on twitter, like all the center backs that are still do. But yeah, yeah, I don't playing or in him wasn't, yeah, always stopped him from being a real real world class defender. Yeah, built that you may. Yeah, I was. I was never going to select anyone else. Rio and VIDITCH arguably United's Best Center back to you, Oh that's ever lived. So there's a bit of a no brainer. Although they only played, I think real only played two or three years. Vidach might have stayed a year longer with with Moy's but yeah, they won't like every they won the two league titles and after they left our defense just went to Shit. You know, Evans, Evans, Jones and smalling had glimpses, as he said. Not smalling had that one year. Jones, e Jones, he sawt of made a come back in the year with Mourinho when our defense was all right. But yeah, not much. It's it's been pretty die ever since, in my opinion here. Yeah, I don't know what what's going on here. So for the way I picked my side, basically I just did the top eleven appearance like players base, the players who appeared the most the top eleven each season. And itch, he wasn't in the top eleven for twelve and twelve thirteen. So I think you might have copped for your injuries. YEA, did. Yes, still too good to deny, I think. And someone who won like Premier League player at the season pretty hard not to pick them just on that one season alone. So that's it for the defense. Fairly, fairly solid defense, you could say. Arguably the Premier League's best ever center back pairing and arguably one of the best premier league goalkeepers ever. So pretty spicy defense. They're now into the guts. This is a tough one. Peelch, you've got two midfielders. Yep, me and I was have three. So I don't know about you know, I was both picked up like an attacking midfielder. So I'll just start with my to kind of holding midfielders. I've gone carrot and POGBA, I'll be honest. Carrick is another one of those dudes who I don't know too much about because he was kind of just always there, a bit like a Hendo from Liverpool where you kind of don't notice him too much, but then if you actually watch the game in ten Lee, is like a pivotal player to the sides performance. And Yeah, he played really long as well. He played to like twenty seventeen or something, didn't he? Yep. Yeah. And then is now now? Is He on the coaching staff or yeah, yeah, I mean he's just just in coach. Yeah, and then Pogbar made an appearance in the Premier League team that the year and although you know he's had his issues, the fans have been very critical of him. He's like often outfit in out injured and people reckon he's not injured. He is can't be stuffed. But when Pog was on the field he's just a magical player really. If he plays a full ninety it's pretty rare that he doesn't do something special in that ninety. So, yeah, I've gone with Carrick and Pog Butt in my holding midfield positions. What about your knows? Yep, so I went with Carrick and Herrera as my to sitting CDMs. I did have pog Bar, but he's going forward, so be in like a cam kind of position. Yeah, yeah, like, like you said, if Krek think he was almost criminally underrated. Just kept like recycling the ball and, you know, just kept kept things ticking. Herrera...

...a little bit the same, felt like during those sort of like from noise to Marinho, he's one of our only players that like war. He's hard on his sleeve. Think they genuinely cared about about the badge and even though that should be given for any players, will be like a lot of our players during that time didn't really care. Didn't have the same care that he did and like his solid, solid player. But the fact that he's making the team of the decade says quite a lot about our midfielders. That we've had actually rubbish selection. I was very shocked. Pretty silly, peelch. What about you, mate, too? Is Your yeah, it is in your yeah. So with the two, as you're saying, I was playing for the badge. I think pog bar probably can be accused of not quite doing that at times. Often looks like he's taking the absolute piss out there and not trying. But I've gone with Carrick, as you boy said. No brainer. He's very underrated player. Bit insulted with the Henderson comparison their corker, but that's probably but that's probably biased for me. But yeah, he's he's been he's played almost the whole decade. He's over those years. He was one of the best distributors of the ball in world football. He's he could defend. He always held down that that sort of holding midfield position, playing key passes. So yeah, he's definitely in it. And my other selections could be quite could be quite questionable. I've gone for skullsy. He didn't play as many games as as Herrera and poger now, but he did win those two league titles under Fergie and the made the champions a final and he was still a great player in the in the early parts of the decades, and so, yeah, I've gone with asks you there. That's actually that happy about that. He played like three thousand minutes, which is like less than one whole season. Scold, he played over twenty games in three in three of the years. He just didn't. He didn't. He did. He played like they did before. Money on it. I calculated before he played like three thousand two hundred minutes, which equates to thirty eight matches, but I included the nine hundred ten season because half of it was in the thing. So maybe that's why I yeah, I knew you were going to go him, as you yeah, will say, though. I would say, though, I like noses Herrera Selection. He didn't really, yeah, come into my thinking. He's pretty underrated. Ken. Yeah, a hundred percent. Actually loved D A her era. Well, the Spanish midfield, is hard not to love them. They usually the freaking boys. Yeah, matter was pretty pretty good as well. Could have always yeah, over her are even those. I'd say he was best at Chelsea, but again, I don't always seemed like he was playing for the badge and stuff and always turned up and put in a decent shoot yeah, that is definitely overrated. underrated. Sorry, I think like I don't know why, I feel like he should be looked at as like a Premier League legend, but I don't know if many people would consider in that. Yeah, I been genuinely pretty you. Well, I wouldn't say elite like tear, but he's been pretty pretty good for a long time now. The last two years he hasn't really appeared much. But yeah, but like you're saying those when I think of him my head I think of him as a Chelsea play even though none and I'm sent sure he's played a lot more games for united. Yeah, and I don't like he's prime was in united, but I just remember him being better for Chelsea. Yeah, I think he is for us, but I think he's kind of discriminated against for being like really small and slow even. Yeah, someone like David Silver kind of shows that you don't need to be that big or there will we good thing with matter is the last few years he's been dogged by by being thrown now on the right wing. He's obviously much better at the number ten position, but he just can't quite make the side there. So, yeah, Ling Guard. I think I don't know if he was rightly picked over him for like two two seasons there, but yeah, he was kind of holding that spot. The matter would have thrived in I actually had matter in my team at my attacking midfield of position, but I decided I need Rushford in the side, so I thought I'd bring Rooney down and he can play a ten. Ten Roll for me. A lot of the time Rooney played well. I don't know. You guys knows better than me, but I feel like Rooney, like when he played with like van Percy and stuff, he kind of played second fiddle two. Yeah, that main strike anyway. So I feel like the ten position will suit him. And now he's like I was watching around the weekend.

He's Dad set playing, like my dad looked up and he's like, I was really a center back now, like because he was just sitting at halfway, just distributing nuts. He's like fat as now he's got to be a silly. But yeah, I've Gone Runey, my number ten NAS. Who's your third midfielder? PUMPER? Yeah, so I hopper, like I touched on earlier. Yeah, he's just probably, I'd say, has the talent, has probably the most talent of any midfielder we've had this whole decade just just being inconsistent. I think that's I'd been problem with most of our team this last probably past, like seven years, after Fergi's, just so like they've got the talent, is just so many inconsistent performances and can't put like five good Games together. Yeah, it's pretty silly to compare sound like character, Pogba, like carrick. Yeah, when you just look at him it looks like he's got no nat, like he's not naturally gifted up, but he obviously just like work super hard. He's milk to the absolute most out of what he's been given. And then there's pog but who can just like eyes closed, just ping nuts but doesn't look like he gives a crap or trains. Yeah, I don't know where that after say, I don't live. I wanted like a can't take kind of play out in my midfield. I don't know too much about carracks defensive capabilities. Sure he did all right, but yeah, and I'm dif different sort of player. Yeah, I wanted someone more to break down the play, but there wasn't even an option, I guess Herrara. Yeah, and there is putted, the closest to that. Yeah, but like a feline or massage. They're not really doing that for me, are they so match it should be something a decent shower. Yeah, yeah, just hasn't I think if he played for the United Maybe actually done flesher the man, you're your arm. Yeah, but here for their flayde. Yeah, I won't like him. Most of his games were in like I wait, oh Nin, and I thought they were. I thought they would have been a bit later than that. He only popped up in the very first season, yes, decade for me. Now moving on to the wings, pilchers, left mid right mid me, and I was his left wing wall in a four, two, three one. I think they're actually left in right mids, but you know, same thing left wing. I've gone nanny. I didn't really feel right picking this side without picking Danny, and I'll be honest, I wasn't too sure what position to put him in. But I'll be honest, I looked at his feet for guards, because it's hard to see where they've played because there's no like a website that shows what positions they're played. But I didn't know if you played more on the left or on the right or whatever, but corned to fief, he's left wing every season of his career. So I'll take their work, for I do associated more on the left to be honest. When and I think of nanny. But yeah, nanny was just just scintillating footballer to watch. Always provided that entertainment that a neutral like myself when I watch united, craved. So yeah, couldn't really rid. Basically I didn't care where he was playing in my side. I wanted him my team. I don't really know about too too much about the other options to go wing and they're probably all kind of players who left wings not their natural position, but they can do a shift there. But yeah, I've got nanny. What about you? Knows? Yes, I've I'm not really sure how well this front three would would work because I've kind of got three strikers trying to play wing and left wing, right wing striker. But Anyway, had they'll get it done. Yeah, I mean we united hasn't played it a right wing and probably like five years, so it's kind of fitting. I had a Marci all on the left. Again, pretty pretty inconsidered. Really similar to Pog back he's got great talent. He's had some real, like magic moments and like still is still very young, so not really fair to write him off or anything like that. I think he had like I don't know, I always just had a soft spot for marshal for some reason. Just, yeah, just like the way, just some of these golds, I reman some of these goals, I'd say, just I liked personally. I you know, I was watching the game and like I'd see Marshall Score. So yeah, sort of a personal touch. Yeah, yeah, yeah, on the Left I've gone nanny as well. You boys will you boys have probably written me, but I looked at gigs, but he just didn't really play enough games to fit into contention. See and nanny. He played a lot of games and he, as he said, he had that x factor. But...

I was he done. He did have some pretty underwhelming goal and assists ats, like compared to like left and right wing is these days. But he was. He was a consistent player for us and you know, we haven't really had much to choose from in that regard. So yeah, now for me as well. I think you played five seasons in this decade, but the last three will like severely hampered by injury. Like I think the only started four games or something in his last season. So, yeah, that probably mute spig. The one thing I remember with nanny's when he think we're we're playing arsenal and he started like juggling the ball on his head and I can't remember who the strike was, just coming absolutely clean. He's just taking the pier shout of ASS. Some with like to like quite four goals up or something. And Yeah, they're just I love that. But yeah, now, he loved to show boat. Used to do a few back flips, Ye, back, yeah, scylabration. Yeah, actually, I actually loved any yeah, and he also came twenty two in the two thousand and eleven ballend your so fun fact they're right wing. I've gone noses man, I've Gone Malcolm Marshall, Anthony Marcia, Ol big Tony on the right. Yeah, I don't know, just just picked him just because I thought he was the best of the bunch. Once again, the right wingers, there probably wasn't anyone who stood out to me like as a clear gold right winger. The rest, most they're the kind of attacking midfielders or strikers just pretending to be right wingers. But yeah, I've gone with Marshall, as Noah touched on, just it really exciting to watch. I do think he is a bit underrated, if I'm honest. I think now, with the hype of like Greenwood, everyone loves rash for Daniel James, I think people have kind of forgotten Marshall. Meanwhile he's just there plugging away, scoring cheeky goal at game basically at the moment. So yeah, but I'm sure he probably doesn't mind having no hopes because I know when he came to united there was a lot of pressure on him, especially after like the flops of like depine and stuff. So yeah, but now he's really settled in after a little bit of a slow start to his time at United. But yeah, it looks like he's going to be a really good player for the future and one that united can rely on. But it'll be interesting to see what they do with him because obviously they've been playing them all at the moment, but it's going to be hard to get Greenwood, Marshal and Rashford into like a balanced attack and then you've got the likes of like Daniel James as well to try and squeeze in there somehow. So it'll be interesting to see how united deal with that. But yeah, I've got Marshall Pilch. Who Have you gone out in the right flank? May Yeah, I must say Marcia has been been a great player for us as soon as we are soon as Vanhal picked him up. He think you picked him up in January and by the end of the season he was in like the top eight for the Golden Boot. He was just scoring a goal a game in that school's debut. Yeah, I mean maybe dience Littlepool when might have even scored a brace. Definitely scored one. Heed Meg Martin, squirtle or yeah, great grand US celibration. I'm pretty sure you just like yeah, our far. But yeah, between then and now, obviously he's our joint leading goal scorer this season, but I think he's been a little bit inconsistent at times. So I've gone through Rashford over him on the right. RUSHFORD's primarily a leftwinger, but nanny, as he d always played there and I think Rashford's bit more versatile than nanny, so he's over on the right. For me he's becoming he's becoming probably our most important player currently knows. Yeah, so, like, like I was saying before, kind of got a bit of a strange front three going on. Obstort of I'm probably thinking about actually move marshal to striker and then I'll have rooney sort of sitting in behind him, so Rooney can be by right winger in this instance. But yeah, I mean doesn't doesn't even really need need to be explained exactly. Probably our best player this decade, I would say. I just remember that overhead kick like that's like one that's fucking most iconic moments in premier league history and yeah, just a cop legend. You can't really I don't know that I thought that actually could be. In terms of premier league moments is decade. That's probably second behind Jarard's, behind...

...jared sleeping easy tiger, the Aguero goal. Can't really not have that number one. It's probably the greatest sporting by and ever the yeah, I can't think of any that cut. None come to mind really. All. There's a few bangers the people scored, but like they just decent hits where that was just like freak ish and it was in the Derby, or wasn't it? Yeah, Darby got us the bubby and pretty sure, yeah, to win it as well. Yeah, he came fifth in the two thousand and eleven ballen deal, which is pretty insane. At that time obviously had messy and right now, though, and like that, whole bars a team. They're all just playing off the head. So to come fit. That's no mean feat. Think you might have we ever get top three in I don't reckon, but I don't know for certain. STIF after all. Yeah, he came fifteen the year after, but I don't know about post two thousand and thirteen or before this decade, because I only did my research then. Yeah, Pilch, have we done your rowing? Yeah, you did. Rushford. Yeah, Rushfood. Yeah, all right. So down to the strike is, Pilch, you've got to I do know was have one tilt. You start us off me because you've got the to. Yeah. So, yeah, as nozzle saying, ruine, he's an absolutely no brain are in that two thousand and eleven season he was by far our best player. Carried us to the Champions League final, carried us in the Champions League final. But all that we're probably playing the best team that's ever lived in that two thousand and eleven Barcelona side. So we lost that one. But I think, I believe if anyone the Golden boot that year in the Premier League with like twenty six goals or something like that. Yeah, he's like that. He's obviously can being consistent every year, right up there and our best players. So easy decision there. So he'll be playing. He'll be playing him behind, as he said, my views of Rooney a bit tarnished, I have to admit, like a bit of like a ricky ponting kind of thing, where the seasons I remember were kind of like at the back end of him when you like wasn't at his greatest, which sucks because you know, yeah, I want to remember them at their peak. But Yeah, insane player. Yeah, well, he's you other other up top. Yeah, I looked at our Dimitar Berbatov. He probably flies under the radar a little bit because he I'm pretty sure he was real close to winning a golden boot and he scored a load of goals. Obviously had that disgusting work rate that people talk about, but I mean very talented player on the ball. But couldn't really look past man Percy. I mean as soon as he as soon as we signed him, we had an instant impact. One the Golden Boot was our best player in that two thousand and twenty thirteen season and then unfortunately Moisey came along and ruin the club. But then Percy still put a few in the back of the net those next two years. And Yeah, he's a great, great player. So he gets the chockey's is it? Is it the disgusting that I don't have him in my team? Well, let will hear who you have got in your Cham and then then we'll call them right. Well, I've got rush up top now. I mean I mean not go about birthy, but yeah, I actually won't lie. I didn't really think about a headtohead thing. I just thought I had to rush for it in there and I kind of just completely got about van Percy. Then Percy ninth in the two thousand and twelve bound or that was half a season united, and then seventh the following year when he had a full calendar year at United. So Pretty Insane footy to have backtoback top tens. But yeah, now fair enough having him in there. Yeah, as I said, I'd Rushford just hit the ground running when he finally debuted in the first team. Did he head debut against Mitchelland or whatever, or is that someone else? Yeah, and I think you did mute in the Europa League and scored two goals or something like that. Yeah, and then, like then on, it was a bit like Dreamwood at the moment, where just Frittin every time he played, you just scored. Obviously had a few injury issues in the last like eighteen months, but yeah, been one of the more consistent players and the pressure he's had to deal with. Although the likes of Lacacu and Ling Guard of also copped a lot of media scrutiny the last three seasons, I think of rush would had to do a lot of the heavy lifting Um because, like when Lacacu and Ling Guard weren't playing their greatest it was basically the Rashwood scores or no one scores, and then, like, as you were saying before, piached Mars. Y'All, it's been a bit inconsistent, especially like the two thousand thouand seventeen and eighteen, thousand eight hundred and nineteen seasons. But yeah, so rushford's pretty much been left to do all the scoring and he's been successful in doing that insane player, shock and...

...head. But that's it, stef no one agrees. Yeah, run, says Martiall is better worse looking than Rashford, which is just objectively arch I think martial I was better looking than rush for yeah, actually, I think I've voted that as well, didn't you? When you arguing on the weekended Rashol, that's a better hit. I swear you are opposing the I can't remember. Well, or on its Green Woods, the worst of the three, Steve even that I don't know. But I've back round back Marshall as number one best looking bloke. Yeah, so, yeah, that rush it up top for me. Pretty stiff. On van Percy, another person. He didn't come into my consideration, but I didn't realize. Well, back played so much for united, to be honest. Yeah, we try to. And then Chicherito also worth the mention, absolutely, definitely Super Sob in those first four seasons of the decade. And LAKAKU, although people will say it's a failed transfer and stuff, given the site lump of the transfer fee, he didn't baying goals. So like yeah, maybe deserves a mention as well, but nothing on the level of rushing VAM Percy. It definitely, definitely, yeah, I was looking at that and I was like that is actually the worst signing of every sound. I don't care that he scored goals. He was like thirty five, like, what are you doing? What is that doing for the club progression in the club future? But yeah, anyway. So, yeah, I've gone rushed over then Percy probably the incorrect call, but yeah, knows. Who Have you got Tom Yeah, had VAM Percy, probably my favorite player ever, I'd say, just watching like world cups and stuff, when I like twenty, two thousand and ten World Cup, two thousand and fourteen World Cup, just seeing Vampoos, because once Australia got booted out of the group stage, had it was so dull, had to go for the DUCHIES. But yeah, just like so technically gifted, like the he could just hit a volley like probably no one else. That one against Aston Villa arguably one of the best goals in the prim ever. I'd say it's the one like hose over his head. Yeah, yeah, Vam Percy, with even though didn't have a huge number of seasons, pretty much we wouldn't have won that last prem title without him. Hundred a hundred percent. Yeah, I agree with that definitely. Yeah, I was on the Netherlands bandwagon that in the twenty four am World Cup as well. Obviously love Van Percy and it made me start liking reband as well, who I hated before, but he serious. You Hated Robin? Yeah, maybe because we played them in we played Brian in the Champions League one year and he tore us to shreds. We did fair. He did the most obvious move every time. No one could stop it. Yeah, it was. It was a hack. It was an outsolet hack, just sprinting edge go, but the paper space you today may the Netherlands were at the absolute boys back then. Well, they still actually kind of are, like Ron Glass as well as quite so. Well, that World Cup, Johnny High Ting us. Yeah, that's right. I sulready not prying now. I think he was in the wall. I think you didn't play the defense. Pretty stuff back yeah, they say amounts later work. It was like hundred and forty. Oh He's got that Banger in two thousand and ten year right for yeah, on the wing. That's one of the best guys. I was saying. Actually, I don't know why Netherlands were my team in the World Cups, and they probably arguably still are. Like we used to pick a team in the winner. Who the team who would go the furthest one twenty for their owner, and yeah, I'd go the Netherlands every time. Unfortunately, lock on went Spain's hurt Steve Yah know, the Netherlands with the boys, except for the fact that Robin was an absolute flopper, which sometimes hurt to see. I'm still absolutely scarred by the game. It was around a sixteen game and he just flopped over half the mark as his foot. Oh Yeah, and knocked Mexico out of the World Cup. And that was a I was a Netherlands Fan, but even I was actually annoyed at that one, because you never really want to see you, like less successful nation, get knocked out by that Horse Shit them ptsterday from a Trainlia. Two Thousand and six, let's not bring it up. Yeah, when you well, I think of when I think of wrong their Vercy, I just think of Australia's group of death in the was it two thousand and ten, when we had Chili Forty Order? Yeah, because I remember we were we played a soccer game on the brown fields. Yeah, the the morning they played chili...

...or something. Yeah, yeah, they had Chili on Chili, Spain and Netherlands like that is the most unlucky thing ever. And we actually had no okay team in that World Cup because we actually put up a fight against them and one of them beat us like five. Neil might have been Spain, but yeah, fair enough. Yeah, well, to be fair, you guys were right. We had very similar teams. If you had to award a trophy to best player of the decade, who would you pick? Noise or probably routy. Think he's he's the only one that was at a really high level for a big part of the decade. Like you've got like thirdinand and vitach, who are arguably up there with him, but they don't only played those couple sort of seasons at the end of their career wherever, and he had a bit more of an impact for a longer time this decade. So yeah, I'd go for Rooney Pilch. I'm gonna go with Michael Carrick. He doesn't get the doesn't get the credit he deserves and he he was in our top three or four players in all all six years that he was playing. So yeah, Carrick pelage, I reckon. You've just picked like the two thousand and six side. googled each member and just checked that they played this decade and then they did they got picked, and otherwise you have to scrub it. will say that it's whole shit. Ergi retired, mate. Yeah, yeah, we'll all look at that. That one's accurate. there. I was not, but that's whole shit from you, Hammer. Just doesn't they make any sense to be fair, like, yeah, Pillach Dog Act from me. You just stop going for united when they've gone crap. But I'll just support have nuke to the players mat matching experience. That's what it is. When Fox style had an old watch a lot of games, but soon as OPTIUS got those rights still out the window. Still no excuse. Now we can't all forward. Office mate. Oh my God, mate, your brother has it. Shout out. He doesn't mean using music. How he watches the Games. Do you use Rhetsnos? Yeah, yeah, my brother uses his mates. OPTUS. Okay, well, yeah, no, opticus is. Do you rate OPTUS knots? Yeah, actually think the setups pretty good stuff. How they get it's it's actually like good coverage and like all there, like the mini matches and stuff. A good it's just painful watching on the laptop of like streaming. It's on the TV through your laptop. That's the only thing that holds it back, but I'll copy it. But now nothing beats the viewers choice Fox, Fox sports, where you just press like the red button. Yeah, she's like seven games. That was that was, that was where it was at. Well, actually, I don't know why they got rid of you. His choice. In general, they were like even for the Australian Open used to be able to watch like any court, just pro pressing viewers choice. Well, now you can on channel seven, I guess. But yeah, whatever, have you got planned for the rest of this week? Bloods, watching the footy tonight this point? Yeah, cats lines tonight. That's right there. I'll be watching, watching the footy or weekend, fair enough, yas think we all will will be. Yeah, nothing else to do and not a whole going on. First Day of lockdown. Yeah, going back into lockdowns not ideal at all, and obviously there's going to be casualties, which isn't good, but at least we have sport this time around. Yeah, I'll definitely make it a little easier for US sports fans. Yeah, maybe peeled. Apparently the crickets going to reign again tonight. Yeah, look, not not surprised, but obviously not ideal. Been Pretty keen to watch the boys, but I love everything about England, the country, but the weather just absolutely ruins its prospects as a nation. It's been a joke. Yeah, so that's pretty much it with that's our man united team of the decade. Yeah, I don't really know what else to say. Really, we've covered everything we were supposed to do. So thanks for coming on, Lads. Thanks for making your debut, knows, and congratsons. How do you feel about man United's current form? Is Exciting as a man united fan that you've finally sign to the yeah, tacking and is it's I don't want to get to to ahead of myself, because we've we seem to go on these runs throughout like the last ten years. I even though when Ali first came on and I'm like would be psg and stuff and like then we sort of collap so I'm always a bit hesitant now to fully get behind them, but they're look looking...

...pretty good and liking our gone at the moment. Hopefully can get Sancho or a right winger. I'm I've got me interested again. Yeah, I've always liked watched them, but the last couple of years it's been a bit tough. Just not not a lot happening. Marino played some pretty pretty boring footy there. You guys are so boring to watch. Yeah, we want a few turn bill. I remember when you guys play Liverpool, it was like like it was one of my least favorite games to watch. There's a nil all every time for you know, and like Jose would be like pumped with it. And Yeah, I love it absolutely, like straps and nuts on. Yeah, thanks for that, lads. Thanks to coming on bit of a well, not a short one actually. We're up to about fifty minutes, so thanks for listening. If you have check out, you know, the social media. If you're listening on the listening platforms, go give it a watch on youtube, vice versa. And Yeah, see you lads. Enjoy your weekend. She's cool, she's not. I'm boys,.

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