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09 Feb 2019 13:14:48
What a player Pogba. Completely different player. Remember seeing people saying United a are trying to sell him? No way you’ll sell him in this form.

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09 Feb 2019 14:25:50
Doing well now, so is martial.

09 Feb 2019 14:50:05
Only keep players who 100 percent want to be here

Obviously under the last manager a few players wanted to go.

Let's hope that's changed and they now want to stay.

09 Feb 2019 15:23:28
2 assists vs. Cardiff
2 goals vs. Huddersfield
2 goals and 1 assist vs. Bournemouth
Nowt vs. Newcastle
1 assist vs. Spurs
1 goal vs. Brighton
1 assist vs. Arsenal
1 goal vs. Burnley
1 assist vs. Leicester
2 goals vs. Fulham

8 goals and 6 assists in 10 games 🔥🔥🔥.

09 Feb 2019
New image uploaded to the
Manchester United Player Sightings page entitled, Liverpool Victory Bus

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09 Feb 2019 13:02:28
Love it AJH.

Premier League Previews 9 February 2019

09 Feb 2019 10:39:01
{Ed's Note - Reid the Red has posted a new article entitled, Premier League Previews 9 February 2019

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Review Of The Day 9th February 2019

09 Feb 2019 07:29:01
{Ed's Note - Ed001 has posted a new article entitled, Review Of The Day 9th February 2019

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09 Feb 2019 07:45:42
I think Ole is managing expectations and acknowledging that City and Liverpool seem to be a big step ahead of the rest. To suggest we will challenge immediately next year could be seen as naive, I’m guessing he’s trying to show he has a structured plan, and one that probably involves promoting a couple of the youngsters.

Beckham statue, wtf?

09 Feb 2019 09:45:28
If he's talking about next season and transfers doesn't that suggest he's at least confident of getting the job or has a good indication that he is getting the job?

09 Feb 2019 11:14:03
Perhaps people should ask themselves whether our owners are willing to make the level of investment needed to see the club successful in the short term, significant levels of money may not be made available to make an immediate difference. One aspect of appointing OGS is that he may not be seen as someone who would demand the levels of money on transfers other more experienced managers might. Poch has already made some noises and a manager asking for big money on transfers (like JM did) might shift the spotlight back on our owners. It may make OGS a more attractive manager if our aims are more financial than football success. So if he is willing to work under Glazernomics he could be an attractive fit. SAF kept the club winning momentum going under Glazernomics, perhaps there is hope OGS will follow in SAF shoes in that aspect. Managing our expectations is to be admired, two years is realistic given how far we fell behind but there has to be concern at whether the owners will aim for the top as City’s did, it is high time they show real ambition.

09 Feb 2019 13:12:05
Ole's comments about no more marque signings would have been music to the glazer ears. However if that stops Woodward from pissing away more money on vanity signings that don't work then maybe not a bad thing. As long as money is spent on sensible signings who actually fit what the team needs.

We know the glazers won't spend. We can't force them to spend. We can't force them to sell. The only sniff of a buyer has been the Saudis who of course bring their own baggage which some find unpalatable.

09 Feb 2019 14:52:11
The glaziers have spent massive amounts of money in the past few years.

I don't get this the glaziers don't spend

How many transfer records have we broke in the last 5 years

It's the wasting the money on average players that's the problem not the money being there or not.

09 Feb 2019 15:31:00
Which is why I said it would be good if it stops Woodward blowing it on vanity signings more concerned with selling shirts an lunchboxes.

10 Feb 2019 10:49:47
The Glazers have only stumped up any real net funds in the last couple of years, after years and years of under investment. Even so we still have mammoth debts. Whoever has made final decisions on players has got a few wrong and I don’t think it was always the manager. Do the Glazers want to be No1 or is top 4 and income stream enough. Is Ole strong enough to demand more? SAF didn’t seem to and that under investment is one reason why we are where we are.

08 Feb 2019 22:27:11
Oh ye of little faith.

The new contract for Phil Jones is potentially good news:

1. It means he can't leave for nothing and whether he's good enough for United is one thing, but he's certainly good enough for many teams in the EPL.

2. We don't know the terms of the contract extension. There may be a clause in there regarding availability and injuries. Did he get an increase in his reported wage of £50k per week? If not, is that the sort of amount that would act as a deterrent to a transfer? It's hardly the £350k being paid to Sanchez.

3. You never know. He might just become the player Sir Alex obviously thought he was getting, especially with the right manager handling him.

If he's fit he must be worth at least £15-£20m in today's market.

Good piece of business by United with more upside than downside potential.

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08 Feb 2019 23:07:53
We would actually have to find someone willing to buy him though. That's the only problem.

09 Feb 2019 00:44:58
The end of this season and next is really his last chance. He does have the potential to be a decent centre back. His injury record hasn't helped his development. For me he is decent cover for Lindelof and whoever is brought in the summer to partner him. Jones, Lindelof, Baily +1. He's not on massive wages, keeps his head down, works hard and doesn't complain about a squad/ bench role.

09 Feb 2019 01:52:32
He lived near me as a kid, I so him from a young age and he stood out, unfortunately injury have stopped him becoming the player he could of been. He gets a lot of bad press, I lot not warranted in my opinion, he got slagged off diving on the floor and stopping a certain goal with his face, as a x defender I call that commitment and giving your all. A lot of good managers so a lot in him a young age. For me he's an excellent back up and who knows if he can keep injury free we may see a more complete player.
PS- At a young age he had the makings of a quality defensive midfielder and was better in that position.

09 Feb 2019 06:12:37
How do people talk about his potential i will never understand, he is 26, if he had potential to be a decent footballer he should have shown some of it by now, only potential i see in him is he could be a good medic given the time he spent with doctors and physios.

09 Feb 2019 07:07:08
Lindelof is a certainty for CB berth next season.
I don't think Rojo has a future with us anymore.
and Tuanzebe is someone that deserves a promotion in the lineup.
And assuming we sign a centre-half, we'll have 3 now.
Jones, Smalling and Baily for the remaining 2 positions is over staffing.
And I don't think we'll able get Rojo away easily as he's on good wages.
One of Smalling, Jones or Bailly should leave, else it'd be a signal that we are not looking to sign a centre half this summer which would be foolish.

09 Feb 2019 09:50:28
Id definitely sell Rojo. Wolves were supposed to be interested last summer and look like their staying up so who knows. Or a mid table Italian or Spanish side. 10-15 million is a reasonable fee. Then one of the other three, Smalling would be ny choice. Again there was supposedly interest last summer. I'm sure someone like Everton, West Ham, Leicester or Spurs could be interested. Maybe float a swap deal for Alderweireld. Works out well for all parties.

09 Feb 2019 10:19:09
Tuanzebe seems to be getting rave reviews. Played for us previously at right back and looked great. Perhaps that’s where he will challenge next season?

Rojo Andy darmian have no future at the club. Jones staying is a positive for me. English quota ticked, somidnsquad player, half decent player despite the bad rap. Also means he won’t leave for free.

08 Feb 2019 21:04:21
Hi eds do any of you have any inside info into the next manager? I personally think if ole gets us into 3rd he deserves the job, but apart from him and pochettino is there any other front runners?

{Ed002's Note - There is nothing at this time.}

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08 Feb 2019 21:17:21
Thabks for the quick reply ed002.

08 Feb 2019 14:21:10
Ole manager of the month and rash player of the month. Well deserved.

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08 Feb 2019 17:34:56
Shan will be gutted 😂😂.

08 Feb 2019 18:23:29
Think he's gna be gutted a lot this season.

09 Feb 2019 09:37:34
Just because shan has an opinion doesn't mean he does not want rash or ole to do well.
Im not as convinced as many on shaw. I thin k he is pretty average but i'm delighted when he does well.
We have a couple of resident 'told you so' posters on here who just come on to start a row.
Dont jump on that bandwagon lads because those that already do it show themselves up to be small minded posters with no opinion of their own. They sit on the fence and throw stones at good posters. Like stadler and waldorf out of the muppets. With double standards talking out of both sides of their mouth. They really have no opinion of their own. Sad little posters.
Opinions on players will change as their form changes.
It happens, everybody on here wants united and all their players to do well. ( except for the odd ed and mighty reds of course😂)

10 Feb 2019 19:01:54
Banter page? Shans a big boy. Lighten up Ken.

08 Feb 2019 14:04:05
I am worried that Jones new contract means no new CB in summer.

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08 Feb 2019 14:08:43
Might just be to boost his value.

08 Feb 2019 14:19:58
Surely it’s to try to recoup some money when he is sold in the summer.

08 Feb 2019 15:38:58
People need to get over this one, he got a new contract, so what? Players with long contracts leave clubs all the time, and if not then he is obviously in the managers plans and fair play, he has done pretty well since Ole took over.

Calling players 'deadwood' really frustrates me.

It does not under any circumstances mean we won't be looking to improve the squad in the summer.

08 Feb 2019 15:58:58
Which clubs will want to pay a significant sum of money for phil jones. We got lucky that a chinese club came in for fellaini and i doubt they would silly enough to buy jones as a foreign player.

Also where is this track record of us selling players who are not good enough to clubs for a significant fee?

08 Feb 2019 19:27:50
Maybe he will be used as cover instead of needing to purchase another centre back to sit on the bench. There’s bound to be a plan so let’s wait and see.

08 Feb 2019 22:09:47
Apparently United are starting an ice hockey team and Jones is in as the goon.

09 Feb 2019 05:02:30
We paid a whopping £16.5M for him and he has been a no fuss servant of the club. He’s played various positions when asked. He’s consistently been selected by various England mangers.
I don’t think it will require a huge fee to recoup some of our costs for Phil. I think he’s the kind of player managers like. He’s experienced, reliable 95% of the time when fit.
May not be a Utd first 11 player but I’m sure at 26 other EPL teams or promotion chasing Championship teams would have some interest as they have with other Utd first team cast offs.

09 Feb 2019 05:56:16
I don’t think Phil Jones is as bad as people make out, he does make a big mistakes (which is bad) but I do see him as a decent defender I think he lacks in confidence, but he stayed fit and had a run of games I reckon he wouldn’t be as bad as people make out.

09 Feb 2019 06:01:17
Dsg were atm as a fan, we’re have we got any benifits of selling Fellaini in January?, long term maybe older player off the books but atm I see it as we’ve lost a midfielder who can affect big games without a replacement.

09 Feb 2019 10:22:12
There are at least a dozen clubs in England where Jones would improve their defence. We now get a fee for him if sold. Simple and sensible business.

However make no error: Fergie, Moyes, LVG and Jose all rated him, and so it seems does Ole. I think they’re better qualified than us to make an assessment.

08 Feb 2019 13:45:33
RIP to the kids caught up in a fire in Brazil today.

Very Sad News.

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08 Feb 2019 16:05:48
So tragic, a devastating event.

08 Feb 2019 13:22:44
I'm planning to travel to UK from the 5th of March till the 24th. And while there, I'm really hoping to watch United live at Old Trafford, something that I have been wanting to do for the last 15 odd years.

United play city on the 16th of March, at least that's the schedule right now. Is there a way that I get my hands on two tickets? I'm not a season ticket holder (for obvious reasons) and I'm not really sure where to search.

Does any one of the posters know where can I get this sorted?

Also, if anyone is free is around that time and wouldn't mind sitting and having a chat, then please let me know, it'd be amazing to meet anyone from this site. Oh and if you play football, then I'd love to join in as well.

Thanks a bunch, everyone.

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08 Feb 2019 13:46:00
@GDS Might be able to help.

08 Feb 2019 13:51:21
Without touts you could ballot (as long as you're a member) think it opens today? Usually if I can't get a ticket I usually go to salford and watch it in a pub still a great atmosphere.

08 Feb 2019 15:23:31
Just buy a VIP Package, if available. That's what I did a couple of years ago when I was in the same situation. It cost me 20k INR but was totally with it :)

08 Feb 2019 19:21:46
Japs, you paid £20,000 to watch United? Jesus, who did they play? Did we win? Did you get to sit with the players on the bench?

08 Feb 2019 20:35:49
That’s about £200 which whilst steep isn’t that bad for someone for whom it is a very special occasion.

08 Feb 2019 22:13:52
20k ruppees. For 200 sterling i'd want to be in the dressing room at full time.

08 Feb 2019 23:43:31

Write to the club, explain what it means to you and the journey to get there, ask them if there is any way to get a ticket. The big games are unlikely but ask. You could walk around outside on match day it gives you a sense of occasion. Don’t buy a half and half scarf! Recommend you do the stadium tour but not on match day. Walk down the tunnel along pitch side if they still do that, you will remember it! Enjoy!

08 Feb 2019 23:50:54

Perhaps if he was asking for a game that wasn't the Manchester derby!

Luckily that game is very likely to be re-arranged anyway due to the cup games so if we get through and a home draw there will be plenty of tickets available for the cup Quarter Final.

09 Feb 2019 05:08:06
I can vouch for the VIP package Raghav.
We travelled from Australia. We booked for the 2013 last home game against Swansea. We had no idea at the time it would be a title winning celebration and Fergies last home game after announcing his retirement only a week or so before.

Lunch before the game, a bus ride to the stadium and back to the Lowery I think it was. Good seating and well looked after. Look into it.

09 Feb 2019 00:48:46
I have two in the front row of the second tier Stretford end I'd be happy for you to have for a match, face Value of course. Not sure how I can get in touch though as I'd prefer not to post mobile number on a public forum. Any idea eds?


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09 Feb 2019 12:33:36
Hi Manctom!

Yes, please it would be great if we could connect! Could you please help out Ed 033?

Thank you!

09 Feb 2019 12:38:32
@Deano - Unfortunately, I'm not a member, so can't participate in the ballot. I will try and find some touts, honestly don't know where to begin.

@Japps - I tried looking at the VIP packages, that starts at about 55K INR. I will try and keep that as an option. Not too sure of that.

@Red Man - Thank you, I will definitely write to the Club and ask them if anything is possible. I do hope something that can come up. I swear I won't buy the half n half scarves. I'm just really excited about just seeing the stadium, and I don't know how I will react if I end walking inside it.

@GDS - No no, I was obviously not trying to take your ticket! Wouldn't even ask for it. And yeah, there could be the FA cup thing to look into as well. Hopefully, I get to see some match at Old Trafford. I don't want to go to UK and then come back without even seeing a single United match.

@PerthRedMike- Thank you, will check out the VIP packages, just confirming, these are the ones that are there on the Club website right? The same ones?

Again, thank you guys for helping out, I think something or the other can be worked out and again, I'd be really happy to meet whoever is free on that day.

Thank you.

09 Feb 2019 16:07:04
@Raghav - There's a few of them, some cheaper than the others. I sat very close to the stretford end so it was quite an experience!

@CantonasSeagull - I went for the Swansea game which we drew, Rooney scored a pen, and much to my disappointment Zlatan was injured and out of that game, besides the draw.

09 Feb 2019 17:42:51
I booked through the club yes, Looks the same Raghav.

09 Feb 2019 19:10:34
That's fine ed033, thanks!

{Ed033's Note - ok thanks


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