17 Mar 2019 18:24:02
Banter please Eds. Yesterday was extremely poor. I feel really deflated today if I’m honest. The last two results have knocked the winds out of our sail’s. However, I don’t want to be a prisoner of the moment and declare all doom and gloom. I don’t want to ignore the 3 months of progress in light of two poor results. Likewise, I don’t want to ignore the fact that we have looked poor recently.

Just want to touch on wolves. They were brilliant and they deserved to win. Nuno is an excellent manager and they simply wanted it more than us. They’ve taken points off the other top 6 so it was never going to be easy. They have a quality midfield with neves particularly impressing me. I like him and we should be after him in the summer. Jimenez was a handful. He’s a proper old school no 9 . I hope they go on and win it now.

In contrast, we were very poor. Not one player had a decent game. Moved the ball too slowly and hardly looked a threat. The midfield were shocking. We had far too many players who had just returned from injury. Martial and lingard were ineffective. Martial really needs to improve his work off the ball and his movement. If there is anything that will hold him back then it’s that side of his game. Matic and Herrera off the pace. That’s a quarter of the side not playing to their potential. Add rashford and pogba to that we half our side haven’t turned up. You can’t expect to win when that happens.

I think mctominay and Fred have been a bit hard done by. Not the former’s biggest fan but he was brilliant when matic was out. Both these players should have been retained so that the injured players can slowly be introduced. This is a mistake by ole and the management.

Rashford looks to have suffered a dip in form. Not sure if he’s carrying and injury still but he doesn’t look himself. Predictably too many in our fan base on Twitter are laying into him. I’m not concerned. We’ve played a lot of football and he will pick up again because he’s a quality player. I think the main worry is that whenever pogba doesn’t turn up then we can’t play. This is something that must be addressed in the summer. He also needs to be more consistent. He goes missing far too often and for a player of his calibre that needs to improve.

I don’t think ole can be judged after two defeats the same way he cannot be judged on two victories. If you look at what he’s done, he deserves the opportunity to improve this squad. However, whilst my heart rules my head on this issue, there is this niggling feeling that we would be missing a trick not going for Poch. Yes the wheels have fallen off a bit at Spurs. But his past 4/ 5 years shouldn’t go unnoticed. We will see what happens but ole have to get these boys firing again. The few weeks off will do us good. Not feeling it now but I’m sure I’ll be buzzing when the next game comes around.

1.) 18 Mar 2019
18 Mar 2019 01:24:24
His past 4/ 5 years of having the wheels fall off every season, inclduing the Leicester season when the league was theirs for the taking? Or his past 4/ 5 years of winning nothing but breaking in to the top 4 off the back of teams like Chelsea, Arsenal and ourselves going into a tailspin?

Don't get me wrong, Poch is obviously a great manager but we need to look beyond just Ole (who, if we can sort out all the background drama, I would appoint) vs Poch. There is a wealth of good coaches out there and some of them having actually won trophies.

2.) 18 Mar 2019
18 Mar 2019 06:44:36
What is happening with Allegri? That is someone we should if we could consider, but I recall Ed saying we may have had him in an old plan plan and let him down. We should consider him.

{Ed002's Note - Allegri will almost certainly leave Juventus this summer and has a very good job option lines up elsewhere - not at Manchester UNited.}

3.) 18 Mar 2019
18 Mar 2019 12:02:04
Ed002, do Juventus have an idea of who they would like to appoint as his replacement?

{Ed002's Note - They wanted Zidane or Deschamps but have now got another in mind. It does not impact Manchester United.}

4.) 18 Mar 2019
18 Mar 2019 18:12:25
Thank you Ed002.