27 Dec 2017 00:39:45
For those saying missing Pogba was the difference against City - I think we have seen as close to proof as possible that this is wishful thinking of the highest order.

We had a relatively easy fixture list for Christmas and we have blown it.

I saw something interesting on the comments section of a MSM website just now - I've pasted it below and I think it is very revealing: "In 2003 Mourinho said when he was at Porto and I quote " We have beaten the big spenders who pay millions of euros for one player and we have built a great team spending money doens't mean succes we have proved that" This was after he won the champions league now he says £300mil isn't enough. Shame On You Mourinho! "

It's not a nice time to be a Utd fan and I wonder how strongly he will be backed this window if at all.

{Ed007's Note - In 2003 Mourinho's Porto played and cheated Celtic out of the UEFA Cup in Seville. It was 2004 they won the CL and if some tit from the msm can't get that right should we care what else he's got to say?}

1.) 27 Dec 2017
27 Dec 2017 04:41:46
Beast. As you know, a agree with most of your views. However, football in 2003/ 2004 is a different animal from football in 2017. City and psg were just two little teams doing nothing. In fact, city had an Thai PM in charge of the club.
Since then, money has ruled the game. Clubs are getting vast amounts of money to spend.
I'm not saying I agree with it. I'm just stating facts.

2.) 27 Dec 2017
27 Dec 2017 05:38:50
Yes very true mate.

It's just shows me he will look for an excuse in everything, the financial difference between spend since he took over isn't that stark, especially when you consider the injuries to City. Especially as he makes this point after failing to beat a team made up of a squad probably costing less than he makes in a year!

I appreciate Jose can't go around qualifying every statement he makes, but he wants to have it both ways every single time I hear him try and explain away a poor result/ decision.

I don't like what he has turned into and the hypocrisy (all be it some time ago when he made his original comment) is ammunition to his critics. He reminds me of a spoilt brat, LVG was the 'entitled one', Jose is the 'ignorant one'. I just want the 'decent one'.

3.) 27 Dec 2017
27 Dec 2017 05:57:55
Agree on that one Beast. Problem is that he wants to justify everything where a simple "we didn't play well today" or "the opposition played better" will suffice.
As Tony said yesterday, his demeanour is so poor at present that it is transferring itself to the players.
I agree with mourinho about the money being spent and United being a big club, supposedly, have to try and keep up. But this sort of stuff has to be said behind closed doors between him and the highly charismatic and wonderfully witty Woodward 😊.

4.) 27 Dec 2017
27 Dec 2017 07:29:26
Since Sir Alex left, United have spent £648 million whilst City have spent £637 million, your spend has included the 3 most expensive players in Premier League history.

5.) 27 Dec 2017
27 Dec 2017 08:56:10
City had a much better team when Jose and Pep were Put in place as managers. I beleive Jose is going in the right direction he still needs 2 more players maybe as mych as 4 once players leave this summer but we are on the right path, form is bad at minute not surprised how we have under performed the city game was a confidence strainer we need to get the bit between our teeth and sign a 10 for January, I want the Fekir from Lyon and think we will be in the market for him or similar.

6.) 27 Dec 2017
27 Dec 2017 10:00:34
Been saying for a while he didn’t look happy, maybe he’s looking for an excuse to leave, not enough money spent always having a go at players and crowd publicly plus 18 month and his family still not moved up here yet, don’t look lik a long term project to me.

7.) 27 Dec 2017
27 Dec 2017 10:10:56
Another day and another angle to criticise our manager. At the moment we are second in the league and yet we can all see we still do not have a finished article. Some people think bringing a nice new manager in is going to make all the difference, put us at the top, play pretty football, using players better after all the money we have spent. They want someone who says nice things and most of all isn’t called Mourinho.

Reality is that United under SAF had years of success based upon the class of 92, who on the whole aged and retired in the same period. We also relied on key, high profile signings made such as Rooney, Ronaldo, Rio from before the Glazers bought our club. After that big key signings were fewer, no value in the market was the excuse.

This is extremely relevant because long before SAF retired City and Chelsea were spending, Aguero, Hazard key important players, whilst we relied upon the old guard, even bringing Scholes out of retirement. It gave our main rivals a major head start. Then we appointed Moyes and LvG who didn’t spend money wisely.

Mourinho is right, we need to spend more, it is obvious why. SAF left a team that needed major work, one he hadn’t refreshed with top players properly or regularly, likely restricted by spending limits and we are now paying the price. The youth didn’t seriously produce since the CO92.

Instead of just looking at recent spending also take a look when City invested in DeBruyne and Aguero, it was pre Pep. City had a development plan, ready for when he arrived, I can’t see what ours was. We still lack top quality for the first team and I trust Jose to get it right.

One last point is that I am starting to read about non heralded changes at the club, people brought in since Jose arrived that may have a future positive impact, time will tell but none of us know whether Jose is using his contacts, knowledge of what is out there to improve the club, likely only Woodward, if he takes his head out of the accounts. Whatever Jose is doing in the underlying club processes it isn’t going to have an impact immediately so we need to lay off him and give him more time, support him with very significant major purchases.

8.) 27 Dec 2017
27 Dec 2017 10:12:26
Many on here described City’s squad as ageing and in need of a lot of upgrades when Pep took over.

Players such as Toure, Clichy, Sagna, Kolarov, Nolito, Jesus, Hart and more all moved on or used sparingly so that doesn’t wash.

They’ve made quality additions pretty much all of yours the jury’s still out.

9.) 27 Dec 2017
27 Dec 2017 11:05:32
Totally agree Redman!

10.) 27 Dec 2017
27 Dec 2017 11:41:56
Since the 80’s money has ruled the game, we’ve all did our share of spending and denying united have us foolish, 30 million for Ferdinand? We’ve all spent big money it was just relative to the time, money tends to win you things, legacies like Real Madrid still spend big money.