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10 Mar 2019 14:57:45
I'm a little bit worried about today. Fatigue could be a factor for both teams but Arsenal will be really up for it after the Cup game. It's a massive 6 pointer given Spurs' result yesterday. I think we can terrorise their defence with our pace but it might be a backs to the wall job for long periods. Here's hoping the Ole effect and positive vibes in the camp carry us on to another huge 3 points. Arsenal have an easy enough run in after today so it's vital we go for the win. C'mon United!

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10 Mar 2019 12:19:40
Just a quick post around buying ready made talent VS developing from our academy.

I see a lot of posts and media linking us with a RW, in particular Sancho, which would be a mouth watering prospect.

My only thinking is how would this affect Chong?

Would people prefer to get Sancho at the risk of loosing Chong?

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10 Mar 2019 12:53:24
I think we could accommodate both of them especially if Sanchez and Mata both depart.

10 Mar 2019 12:59:17
In my opinion chong needs a couple of years of loan experience. 1 in championship or PL ( if anyone is interested) to get used to the pace of the English league and 1 year somewhere in Spain.
City has 2 world class players in almost all the positions and still I don't see players complaining or media coming out with stories of unrest. I don't think we should have any problem either if we buy someone for RW.

10 Mar 2019 15:50:11
I wouldn't hold city up as the example, how many first team minutes is Foden getting? There is not really a route into the city or Chelsea first team for young players, why they keep going to those teams is beyond me.

10 Mar 2019 21:45:15
It's a tough balancing act bring through youth players. One the one hand, you don't want to block their path entirely. On the other, you don't want it too easy for them. But in the end you have to make it competitive. They have to make it on merit. If Chong is good enough, then he needs to be patient and take his chance. Sancho is a fair bit ahead in his development and it's quite rare that someone so young, is playing regularly for a top club.

If you look at the class of 92, only Giggs was in the year as a 17 year old. The other lads were 19 and 20. There's no rush for chong right now. A loan move would do him good.

10 Mar 2019 10:36:44
heya! lfc fan here. genuine question if you could choose between Liverpool winning the league or winning CL which would you want the least!?

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10 Mar 2019 10:55:04
You are doing very well so far.
But to answer your question, hand on my heart - none. 🤣
If you win either then kudos to you.
I’m sure many a pool supporters will wish the same for us.
Other than that, we are all sharing this earth so peace to you all.

10 Mar 2019 11:00:20
I know some Utd fans will disagree with me here, but I really want to see Liverpool win the league this year. I'd rather Utd win it obviously, but that's not realistic at this stage, even if we keep up the recent form and win most or even all of our remaining games.

I really rate Klopp as a manager, and I wanted him to replace SAF at utd. His style of football is different from SAF's, but has a lot of similarities, and would have been a natural evolution of style which the players could have adjusted to and fans would have appreciated. Instead we got 3 managers who didn't have us playing anything remotely like the style of football we came to expect under SAF.

The way Klopp has Liverpool playing is great to watch, and since Utd aren't going to win the league this year, I'd rather see the title go to Liverpool, playing the way they are, than City (even though City play a more entertaining style than Pep used at Barca, it's still using possession defensively a lot, which is the antithesis of good football in my opinion) .

Also, if it's one or the other, I don't want Liverpool winning the CL, because Utd could still win that, whereas the EPL is gone for us. You can have the EPL, we'll take the CL, sound fair? ;)

10 Mar 2019 11:49:49
Thorne that right there is treason!

Off with your head!

10 Mar 2019 12:45:24
Thorne you need to take a long hard look at yourself.

10 Mar 2019 12:58:10
Whoever wins the league deserves it but i never want Liverpool to win anything.
That question is akin to asking a bloke would you prefer me to chop off your right or left bollock.
Thorne i think you have lost the plot🤣🤣🤣.

10 Mar 2019 13:01:00
Oh dear oh dear thorne.

Eds, can webhave thorne banned? Hahah.

10 Mar 2019 15:16:15
Its his opinion, just because we disagree with it doesn't make it invalid. Personally I think klopp is a plonker and salah is a cheat so obviously I don't want to see them winning. But the berties is as bad. If only Tottenham hadn't bottled it.

11 Mar 2019 15:13:22
Would you guys prefer City to win it?

It's going to be Liverpool or City. Personally, of the two, I'd rather see Liverpool win it, because I prefer their style of football to City's.

If Spurs where still in it, I'd prefer them, but they aren't.

Premier League Games Previews 10 March 2019

10 Mar 2019 10:09:17
{Ed's Note - Reid the Red has posted a new article entitled, Premier League Games Previews 10 March 2019

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10 Mar 2019 07:54:32
A win tonight vs Arsenal will see us level on points with 3rd place Spurs!

Who would have even dream of that 3 months ago.

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10 Mar 2019 09:59:42
A 6-0 win and we leapfrog Spurs. Surely that's got to be an incentive for the Goobers to throw the match. Lol.

10 Mar 2019 10:38:03
amazing run. do ya worry that the temperamental players will put in a stinker if their feelings get hurt next season tho? seen it at chelsea a few seasons now and my wonder is whether manU are stuck trying to find siccess rather than build again?

10 Mar 2019 11:04:54
@Faithhinworks - No. I don't think the players are particularly temperamental (with one or two exceptions), just that JM crushed the spirit of the team.

So long as that doesn't happen again, and it took JM (one of the most toxic managers around) a couple of years to manage that, I think we'll be fine.

Review Of The Day 10th March 2019

10 Mar 2019 07:29:01
{Ed's Note - Ed001 has posted a new article entitled, Review Of The Day 10th March 2019

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10 Mar 2019 09:53:22
Good stuff wd001. Neymar for me is up there with ramos as 2 of the most hateful characters in world football.

{Ed001's Note - defo mate.}

10 Mar 2019 15:02:00
If you say the three most hated, Pep must be high on that list?

{Ed001's Note - really? I can think of a lot worse than him to be honest. I suppose it depends on whether you count owners and directors of clubs as well?}

10 Mar 2019 15:42:00
Sorry mate, i was of course refering to PEPE not PEP. Hehe. :) I have no beef with Pep.

{Ed001's Note - I defo agree on that one mate.}

10 Mar 2019 06:44:03
Redevilfan, I really don’t remember the post you mentioned and I’ve searched and can’t find it. It certainly is fantasy football at the moment and way above any expectations I had.

If we win today then I think 3rd is there for the taking. Chelsea still have a game in hand but are inconsistent, we have the momentum and the mood so that makes today’s game a huge one.

And disagreeing with each other is fine mate.

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10 Mar 2019 14:44:16
It's a long time ago now AJH. I think we can agree to disagree lol. It's all good fun.

09 Mar 2019 08:55:49
For me Ole has put the long lost passion and romance of football back in to Old Trafford. By all means accuse me of looking through rose-tinted glasses, but if a manager makes me do that then he's doing something right. I haven't done that for years. Football is a joy again. Matches take too long to come around. Press interviews are interesting.

Its now Ole Trafford. He now has my respect above and beyond what he achieved as a player for United. I don't buy this "anybody could have done this", I'm sorry but that's utter nonsense Mr. Ince. "This" is now quite incredible. Ole is demonstrating an ability to work with, respect and listen to his coaching team, make shrewd and brave team selections, make effective substitutions, promote and motivate youth players, recognise and utilise the strengths of the experienced players, mobilise the fanbase and deliver results time and time again - some in the most incredible of circumstances.

Taking Ole out of the debate, looking for the 'logical' best fit has not worked. In some cases there was a serious lack of logic anyway. Ole is a dam good fit. There may be weaknesses but United is a club that promotes youth - and that ethos should in some ways be shone on the manager too. He is young and inexperienced, just like so many now legendary players from the past. I look at him and see so much potentia. The guy drips class, humility and has not once frowned, snarled or shown any resentment to the press. How refreshing.

If he is having a fraction of the impact upon the players that he is the fan base then we are on the right path. Personally I really don't see what Blanc (mentioned elsewhere) offers that's worth the risk of changing. What am I missing? He may be a tactical genius, and I haven't even researched his CV because it shouldn't even be a possibility, but from memory nothing particularly stands out.

For years now we've been saying we need to recover from the loss of Sir Alex, if nothing else Ole is doing that. and then some. I believe it is shrewd and wise to wait until the summer before announcing anything, it gives Ole more time to grow in to the role with less (and its all relative) pressure.

Gary Nev said there's only three questions that need asking. Well there is a fourth, and that's the DoF. The club needs somebody that can support Ole, if the club get that right (Edwin van der Sar would be my choice) I believe there is a very bright and exciting future ahead of us all.

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10 Mar 2019 02:41:46
Good post Tim with which I agree with most if not all the points.
Recently Schmeichal has raised his hand to be the DOF. I would be against that as I think EvdS is more suited. Not really a person who draws controversy and attention, he would be a good fit and would know the DNA of the club. He would work well with OGS I feel. Kasper would be too imposing in opinion and I see him to be a little Woody-like.
Just my humble opinion.
Looking forward to the game later. Best opportunity to level 3rd but trailing only by goal difference. All the way Man Utd!

10 Mar 2019 09:00:36
His dad might be better!

10 Mar 2019 11:00:53
Good post Timbo, it remains to be seen if he can continue to motivate and inspire if he is given the job full time but he certainly deserves a chance.

With good results comes expectation and having to deliver is significantly harder to what he's doing at the moment when the only real pressure is that he's put upon himself.

He'll soon find people won't be as forgiving when he's expected to challenge for the title and every game and performance matters.

Next season will be completely different but he's earned his chance and there are no guarantees; Mr Mourinho has taught us that.

11 Mar 2019 04:38:42
Great post Tim, well said.

10 Mar 2019 00:38:04
If you haven't seen it yet, on the club website, Fletch has an account of the 4-2 win at Highbury, the one where Keane and Vieira went at it in the tunnel. Fletch really gets into the mindset of a player in a game of such magnitude. He was such a dedicated player for the club.
His insight into what motivates a team player was very inspiring. Well worth a read before the match later.

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10 Mar 2019 01:31:35
It's good isn't it. This fixture thrown up some incredible battles in the EPL years. Last year was one of my favourite games of the mourinho era.

It's a massive game. There will be many twists and turns to come yet, but winning tomorrow will be a big statement from either team. I hope the squad take some of that Keano spirit into the game tomorrow and look to dominate their opposite number.

09 Mar 2019 19:17:28
A question for any Ed’s, or any fellow posters.

With Ole seemingly locked in for the job, and taking part in long term planning including extending contracts, targeting potential transfers and planning preseason, where does that leave the club in their search for a Director of Football? Is that still a priority the way it was months back, and what I really want to know is whether having Ole as the manager will encourage the club to select a DoF with close ties to the club rather than scour Spain, Italy, etc for an experienced candidate who might have no connection to the club or relationship with OGS.

Basically this story has been silent in recent months, and I’m curious where things stand and what we can expect. Thanks!

{Ed002's Note - It is nothing to do with OGS, Ed Woodwoodward is the issue.}

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09 Mar 2019 19:55:05
Are people above Woodward aware that there's an issue and if so is there steps to resolve it?

{Ed002's Note - One person at least is.}

09 Mar 2019 20:27:30
Can you expand a bit on your reply? What does it mean when you say Ed Woodward’s issue? Is he reluctanct to bring in a director of football? Or to give up some of his responsibilities? Regardless, does ole as coach make a director of football from within the Manchester united family more likely? Thanks so much.

{Ed002's Note - He is running things as a dictatorship - I am not sure what you mean about “family”.}

10 Mar 2019 03:05:14
Noy good times if Ed is acting like a dictator.

10 Mar 2019 09:22:29
Well maybe the glazers need to step in.


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