13 Feb 2018 11:28:29
{Ed's Note - ken has posted a new article entitled, A view of the current Manchester United squad without the red tinted glasses on.

1.) 13 Feb 2018
13 Feb 2018 12:27:12
Good post kinky ken.

2.) 13 Feb 2018
13 Feb 2018 12:40:56
Leahy it annoys me a little when people say tbis is a good squad. what have they achieved to warrant tje title of a good squad.
Jones here nearly 8 seasons and only played 40 games once. Only more than 20 in the league twice never over 30 in the league
Smalling the 2 seasons he made most appearances we finished 5th and 6th.
Both have league medals but mafe fewer than 16 appearances those seasons.
They are not good squad players. Nor are darmian or blind or fellaini jeez we have not finished higher than 4th since he signed he had started 2 league games this seadon and we could be 2nd. Blind only started a couple darmian too so maybe that's why the upturn in league positiin.
We have some good players but there is a bunch there dragging the rest down turning this into a poor squad. too many average joes.
Many thought adnan was next big thing. Ditto welbeck ditto cleverly ditto martial.

3.) 13 Feb 2018
13 Feb 2018 12:50:35
Good article. But don't agree with Martial who i believe will be a top player and can't believe you are comparing him to Adnan, welbs or cleverly.

Thos players grew up in manchester and messed therr chances and Martial is a player from another league who had a lot going on last year.

Give him a chance and he will be fine but it might not be here with Mourinho.

4.) 13 Feb 2018
13 Feb 2018 13:01:48
Singh. I respect your view. I think he has magic in his feet but rocks for brains.
He may well go on to have a great carreer but i just don't see it myself.
Things can change the penny might drop i hope it does but i can't see it being at united. Happy to be proved wrong on this one tbh.

5.) 13 Feb 2018
13 Feb 2018 13:05:50
Agree with everything. good post. Martial and rashford seem to look good because of just how average our squad has been. Both definitely have huge potential and will have to step up quickly or their time will run out soon with the likes of sanchez coming in.

6.) 13 Feb 2018
13 Feb 2018 13:17:18
Good posts Ken 👍👏.

7.) 13 Feb 2018
13 Feb 2018 13:43:09
Totally agree Ken.

8.) 13 Feb 2018
13 Feb 2018 15:13:15
Danny ehen scholes retired for the 2nd time who replaved him in the squad? Fellaini

When herrera signed who did he knock out of the sude originally? Carrick

Who were bought replace vidic and rio? . Smalling and jones. that's in fergies autobiography.

The fowrads are what's here now v then. I could have included sancez but he is only in the door.

9.) 13 Feb 2018
13 Feb 2018 16:46:51
Ken, agree with most of what you say but you mention Rashford/ martial ect as potential and won nothing yet but people are speaking of city as one of potentially the prems best ever teams ( personally disagree been others as good), just watch if you put those players up for sale how much interest there would be.

10.) 13 Feb 2018
13 Feb 2018 16:58:50
Smooth i would keep both rash and martial.

11.) 13 Feb 2018
13 Feb 2018 17:11:53
The "without red tinted glasses" part of the title made me laugh.

12.) 13 Feb 2018
13 Feb 2018 17:52:48
Sepp😁 its hard to be totally objective. We have 12 really good young players in or around the squad all 24 or younger. Most of them will be the backbone of the squad for years to come but in my opinion we need 3 or 4 more players with the quality of ddg matic sanchez to help bring on this great core group.

13.) 13 Feb 2018
13 Feb 2018 18:01:58
I agree with u on a lot of that ken, as with others not the martial bit, in games where we sit bk and look to hit on the break I'd play him upfront central .
There are a few treading water now blind darmian and others . Centre back does concern me a bit despite our numbers JM can see smallings shortcomings but he sees them train everyday and it appears rates him above lindlehof which isn't a glowing endorsement for lindlehof.
Many areas could still do with improving which is pretty unbelievable considering the outlay in recent years, you make a good case for fullbacks and still a right sided attacker if Sanchez isn't to be used there.
Midfield though will surely have to be dealt with first though if Carrick, Fellini, and maybe Herrera leave, I don't get all the tfm and Pereira optimism personally but hope I'm wrong .

14.) 13 Feb 2018
13 Feb 2018 20:42:54
Ken by that logic Valencia replaced Ronaldo do we include that too. Fact is you want to paint a picture and are twisting facts to suit your argument, who they were bought to replace is an argument for when they were bought not for today when they clearly aren't seen as first choice for those positions.

15.) 13 Feb 2018
13 Feb 2018 21:33:53
Correct csm they were bought to replace them but were miles below the level required and have all had plenty of time and don't look like tbey can most are just squad players and as you say have been replaced in the first 11. Our stadards slipped for 3 5 or 6 years w jose won't fix it overnight. He has 6 of his own signings left excluding ibra. But it was more than 6 players needed when he got here the squad was a mess in all honesty.