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21 Mar 2018 20:06:59
Here's a question. If, and it's a very big if, Mourinho was to leave the club. Would anyone think of Zidane as the next coach of our team?
I take all the nonsense in the media with a pinch of salt when it comes to Pogba and Shaw falling out daily with Mourinho, but there is definitely something amiss at the moment. Hopefully it's Jose's tough love and the players pull their socks up and get on with the remainder of the season.

I do feel though that the board and senior figures will soon get tired of the Mourinho circus if results don't change.
That's where Zidane comes into it. There's a massive possibility he will lose his job at Real in the summer which is a shame as he's won the CL twice in his short managerial career. The most obvious option would be for him to join PSG but I would certainly take a gamble on him IF Jose were to go and Zidane became available.


1.) 21 Mar 2018 20:53:08
Zidane and scholes 👍👍👍 🤞👌👌👌.

2.) 21 Mar 2018 22:08:12
I'd really like this option. There are several French speaking players in the squad and I'm sure he'll quick be an inspiration to them. He seems like a decent enough guy too from the interviews I've seen.

3.) 21 Mar 2018 22:42:31
At least Zidane won't be afraid to 'butt heads' with the big boys in the team. A few ego's need reining in imo.

4.) 22 Mar 2018 12:34:04
Love Zidane as a player and would have been an honour to have him playing for united. But I’m not too sure about his managerial capabilities. I think his biggest strength actually appears to be man management of egos in that real squad, and keeping the players happy. He has a fantastic squad at his disposal. However, he does seem to know how to get the best out of the players so that is a positive. I have to disagree there beast on Zidane reining in egos. This is exactly what Jose is doing now and he is being criticised so what makes Zidane doing it any different? I’m not advocating what Jose does as I do not believe he is right for us. But isn’t it a bit ridiculous to want Zidane to butt head
s with the egos in the squad when Jose is doing the same but yet criticised for it?

5.) 22 Mar 2018 16:53:19
Park - it was a poor joke based on what was one of the most remarkable things witnessed during a game. World Cup Final 2006, Zidane 'Head Butting' Materazzi in the chest.

6.) 22 Mar 2018 17:30:34
Haha my mistake beastie didn’t notice that one.



30 Jan 2018 21:01:30
Daley Blind could be off to Roma. Class act if you ask me, just isn't quite at the level needed at United. He's the one Van Gaal signing I wanted to see workout.


1.) 30 Jan 2018 22:02:21
I like Blind excellent passer and can play in a variety of positions. Clever tactically too just his lack of pace that let's him down. Be sad to see him go.

2.) 30 Jan 2018 22:09:01
Sorry but I disagree, incredibly mediocre who just isn’t cut out for this league.

3.) 30 Jan 2018 22:23:58
Good pro always gives 100% will do well elsewhere and I'm not sure it's true as we don't have a replacement but regardless he is not a ideal fit for us or the epl in general due to his lack of pace.

4.) 31 Jan 2018 06:35:48
Anyone thinks Blind can replace Carrick? Appreciate opinions. Thanks 🙏.

5.) 31 Jan 2018 07:14:01
Blind has very good passing ability and seems to have a very good understanding of the game. However, I don't think he could replace Carrick.

Physically, Blind would struggle against teams that press high as he isn't quick enough not does he have the strength to hold people off. Carrick isn't the quickest but because of his awareness and ability to shield the ball is an excellent passing central midfielder.

If we have a good offer for Blind I'd say take it. We still have 5 CB's if he leaves and Shaw, Young, Darmian (doesn't look like he is leaving this window) and Rojo can all play left back. Next season we should have TFM back and he can fill a utility role in the squad.

6.) 31 Jan 2018 08:25:09
Thanks RJ for opinion. So if Blind can’t replace Carrick who then can we buy or any younger players?
Feel free to comment anyone. Thanks.

7.) 31 Jan 2018 10:47:57
Mediocre player. certainly not good enough for that central midfield area if we have aspirations of winning the Premiership and the champions League. I would be going for the Lazio midfielder Savic.

8.) 31 Jan 2018 12:51:55
Only a few players can replace Carrick 666. I think Weigl is perfect and would love us to sign him. Otherwise you have Jorginho and of course Kroos. Tielemens is a left field option always been impressed with him and also Dendoncker. I would prefer we went for an engine in midfield as I think it would compliment pogba and matic better. A Vidal/ Kante would be perfect. Or the other option is go for more creativity like city do with De Bruyne and silva. Milinkovic Savic or Thiago alacantara would be perfect. I think Milinkovic Savic is the one we must move heaven and earth for. Interesting to see what we do.



14 Jul 2017 19:11:12
Wesley Sneijder's been released by Galatasaray. Let the rumours commence.


1.) 14 Jul 2017 20:44:02
Exactly the type of player we need.

2.) 14 Jul 2017 22:03:48
6 years ago.



05 Jul 2017 10:43:25
Apparently Inter have rejected our recent bid of £40mil for Perisic.


1.) 05 Jul 2017 11:36:59
Time to walk away, good player but this deal is dragging on now and the cost is starting to go beyond what the player is worth.

2.) 05 Jul 2017 12:01:39
Unfortunately we are going to pay over the odds for any player because as ed002 has said teams see us as daft enough to pay these prices.

3.) 05 Jul 2017 12:08:44
We have set a precedents since SAF left for being stupid. Happening with Morata too - £80m is a joke and they've turned down £70m.

4.) 05 Jul 2017 12:23:00
Really fresh do you believe that?

5.) 05 Jul 2017 12:34:38
How do you mean Ken?

6.) 05 Jul 2017 13:20:57
What does it matter fresh? Don't worry about the money side. None of us have a clue about it. If that's the valuation, so be it.

7.) 05 Jul 2017 14:54:10
All prices quoted in the media are probably over inflated as it helps to sell papers or get hits. I doubt we are currently that high with our offer.

8.) 05 Jul 2017 14:57:02
It matters if it means we don't have enough for other players we need. I don't know if this is the case or not. If it doesn't affect other signings I couldn't care less what we pay. i'm assuming the owners know how much we can afford to spend.

9.) 05 Jul 2017 16:52:25
Not privvy to any info regarding madrid- man utd negotiations, but surely if they are playing hard ball they must realise they can get stung with big numbers if they go for DDG?

{Ed002's Note - It is of no relevance to what is being discussed with any other players.}

10.) 05 Jul 2017 17:29:42
This is crazy money for Morata.

11.) 05 Jul 2017 17:58:07
Your last line sums it up perfectly RWWD.

12.) 05 Jul 2017 17:59:10
I take it ed002 that real madrid have a valuation for the player and United have to match that or look for another target.

{Ed002's Note - OK if that is what you think.}



15 May 2017 18:45:58
Ed's I've heard today that we have agreed a deal for Brozovic at Inter. Back when all reports were saying Jose had gone to Croatia to tie up a deal for Perisic. Could it be that it was actually Brozovic?
Any truth in it?


1.) 15 May 2017 22:41:28
It's mentioned that he is a possible target.

2.) 16 May 2017 08:58:02
Is there an updated sharkopod? The one i last saw was one before the January transfer window talking about bastian n jose fonte!

{Ed002's Note - Yes.}




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13 Apr 2019 22:23:54
I'm going to get a few dislikes for this but here goes. Is Martial just not as good as we all want him to be? He has a purple patch and looks the real deal then has an absolute stinker. When he goes missing it's like playing with 10 men.
I get that our system isn't probably suited to his style with the laboured passing in the middle but when he's off form he's useless.
I would love to see a front 3 of Martial, Rashford plus an out and out goal scorer, someone like Icardi. But I think the most we can ask of Martial is around about the 10 goals a season mark.


1.) 13 Apr 2019 23:05:33
He could be a good player if he ever got his head up. Constantly dribbling directly into traffic, not seeing an easy pass. Was screaming at him to square it to rashford for a tap in when he was through today, he was so lucky the tackle was mistimed and we ended up scoring. Must be so frustrating to play with.

2.) 13 Apr 2019 23:06:04
He obviously has areas to improve but there is a lot there to work with in martial. Good dribbler, excellent finisher, poor off ball movement however.

Two things that could help us improve attacking wise are:

1.) using the whole bloody football pitch, the percentage of attacks concentrated on our left hand side is so predictable. So easy for defenders to compensate and overload that side in the knowledge that if we switch it there is no one on the right hand side to do anything with it.

2.) building up play from the back. As much as counter ataltacking and knocking balls info the channel is exciting and effect when done well, it is easy to prepare for and we are eventually going to have to starting progressing play from our defence.

3.) 14 Apr 2019 01:22:21
My biggest frustration is his lack of poacher instinct when the ball comes in from the opposite wing. Sterling and Aguero score a crazy number of taps ins just by committing to the back post with pace and I feel Martial could benefit from adding this to his game. He has a lot to work with, feels like he needs a fire lighting under him to get him going!

4.) 14 Apr 2019 01:39:45
Dsg good post.
We won't win enough games without control of the play.
Our team due to injuries and required rotation is all over the place at the moment so we just have to grin and bear it. Some think ole is a yes man, i believe he has a vision of how he wants to play and who what type of players he needs to create that.
He can motivate the players. i'm hoping for a big clear out and for ole to get the best out of our best players but our best players need to be complimented with players that allow them to shine.
If we had much more possession maybe martial will shine.
If we play from the back through midfield maybe pogba would shine every week.
I think ole will try to sign young players maybe 1 or 2 snr high quality players if we move sanchez herrera and mata on that's a lot of experience.

5.) 14 Apr 2019 06:23:25
Martial needs to improve his decision making. He also needs to be bursting his gut to get into the box at every opportunity.

But yesterday, it was Rojo playing full back who cannot make overlapping runs. Because of this, Martial was getting outnumbered every time he got into the box.

6.) 14 Apr 2019 08:53:45
Harsh reality is Martial was up against an ageing zabaleta at the end of his career and was barely doing do anything.

A young pacy player should have been giving Zabaleta nightmares instead it was an easy game for him. he's too inconsistent and doesn't show the desire when he loses it for me.

On top of that you add headless chicken Jesse on the other side who runs and does nothing else I think the club need 2 wingers in the summer to increase competition as well as quality.

7.) 14 Apr 2019 09:36:23
I think Martial is just lazy to be honest. Quality at times but no consistency, maybe he will develop still but we need hard workers and consistency now.

8.) 14 Apr 2019 10:15:52
I see Martial as a young Nani. Has all the potential but inconsistent and lacks awareness. But on the bright side he is young and can add this to he's game by playing regularly.



20 Dec 2018 20:54:47
Anyone who has doubts about the Solskjær appointment, should watch the interview. The full 20 mins on MUTV. I loved every second of it.


1.) 21 Dec 2018 06:09:16
It’s a good video/ read. Ole is very positive which is very refreshing. He loves the club and understands the ethos. I hope (if the results don’t come initially or at all) he doesn’t let the pressure that will come with that get to him. The four of them have the makings of a good team. Hopefully the performances reflect the positivity and the results follow. Interesting times.

2.) 21 Dec 2018 08:21:52
I was a bit underwhelmed with the decision to appoint Solskjær but watching the interview it gave me a bit of hope. Just hearing him talk about the PSG game, the big European nights at OT. Mourinho would’ve written us of before a ball was kicked, claiming we couldn’t compete with the better team.
I’m not expecting us to pull up any trees and there is still a massive job to turn things around but at least the players who want to be here will feed off the positive attitude of Solskjær and Phelan.

3.) 21 Dec 2018 10:38:27
His first press conference was also good i thought. I know he’s had 1 training session, one press conference and not played a game yet. But he seems very relaxed and saying all the right things. Looking forward to this game - good luck


{Ed025's Note - he came across as very sincere and his love for the club shone like a beacon of light mike, lets hope the players respond mate..

4.) 21 Dec 2018 11:06:18
Ed, if the players who’s commitment and or quality has been questioned can’t/ won’t do it for OGS who is virtually a personification of Man United then they won’t do it for the club. At the very least we will learn what these players are made of.
That is worth learning now as he said.
The interesting thing for me will be how he and the club for that matter handles that learning.

{Ed025's Note - thats the $64,000 question mike, the supporters have a massive part to play as well, i hope they dont get on OGS,s case if things dont get off to the greatest start mate, im looking forward to how it all pans out though..

5.) 21 Dec 2018 11:58:46
I think we all agree Ed.



18 Dec 2018 09:56:57
Jose's gone! Caretaker manager to take over. Could it be Carrick?




27 Nov 2018 22:08:48
I'd love to know how many points/ games Mata and Fellaini have won us over the last few seasons.


1.) 27 Nov 2018 23:05:52
I don't know but fair play to fellani, he gets stuck in and looks like he actually cares and wants to win, if some of the others had that in their locker it would be half the battle.

2.) 28 Nov 2018 08:03:56
Seems half the player without his old hair style though.

3.) 28 Nov 2018 09:56:37
Fellaini : love him or hate he does what he is sent out to do. Jones had a good game last night but until the changes we look ed the same of late- everyone playing on or to the left, getting more narrow through the mid, taking 2-3 extra touches and lacking confidence moving forward. Rashford seems to have lost his confidence but also not sure what he is, winger striker? Lukaku = it just isn't working at the moment and his touch? We played a relatively weak team by cl standards and scraped through but we need to urgently up our game if we want to progress in the latter stages andd forget top 4 in epl if we dont.



29 Oct 2018 19:13:44
If Jose did have £100m to spend in January, who would you all want him to go for. Realistically you're not getting any decent deals in jan but would like to know peoples preferred targets. I think we need a striker. An out and out goal scorer like Icardi or Cavarni.


1.) 29 Oct 2018 20:17:44
Would get in Alderweireld and Pulisic, maybe over £100m but offload a few fringe players.

2.) 29 Oct 2018 20:40:36
There's probably 3-4 positions that need strengthening, but it's hard to expect any shrewd signings available in January. Crying out for a commanding centre back but the market for them is ridiculously inflated. Maybe if Dalot is getting in the team more by January we won't need a right back. Matic can't play games in quick succession anymore, was getting run ragged by Sigurdsson yesterday after 10 minutes. I'd personally love to see Ndombele but would expect that's pretty much impossible in January. We still need a right winger, maybe this is one area where we might be able to do something. Nicolas Pepe is having a great season, someone like Zaha perhaps if we're desperate. I agree we definitely need a striker, an all round number 9. Lukaku is great when he's a luxury player like for Belgium when he isn't required for retaining the ball and developing the play.

3.) 29 Oct 2018 20:44:47
Alderweireld, a striker and a Right winger. Would love to see Vardy and someone like Malcolm (as he is surplus to requirements at Barca) .

No Pulisic as i don't have any kind of faith in Dortmund players.

4.) 29 Oct 2018 21:14:34
Alderweireld or skriniar and a rw winger of either zaha, Dembele or Malcom. Skriniar will be very expensive and difficult to sign in January, but still yet to sign a contract. The dream would be koulibaly. Top 3 cb in the world at the moment. Solid as a rock but can also play. Will cost a fortune and most likely he would be more inclined to join sarri at Chelsea.

I absolutely love zaha. He was brilliant against arsenal yesterday, always a threat and so difficult to stop when he’s on form. Equally I would be happy with either Malcom or Dembele. Malcom just hasn’t had a sniff. Doesn’t mean he is a bad player. But think he would be very exciting alongside our other attackers. Zaha is premier league proven so he tips it for me. I’m tempted to say a striker but I would like to see rashford and Sanchez given a chance to play up front. Think Sanchez could cause havoc with his movement. Also his best season was playing through the middle for arsenal. Lukaku needs to shed some weight and fight for his place. He has a tall ask on his hands at this current moment.

The frustrating thing is why didn’t the board back Jose with this ‘spree’ in the summer. It reeks of too little too late for me. Prices will be way more inflated in January as clubs will know we are desperate. Lack of planning again has failed us. Throwing money around paying over the odds for players in a panic because we have not got a proper football man upstairs to identify and endorse a criteria of player that united should be looking to bring to the club. Hopefully a couple of the aforementioned players can be signed as I think they would fit in very nicely and take us up a level.

5.) 29 Oct 2018 21:26:32
I think the genius of ed Woodward knows no bounds. With what's a usually inflated price window coming up tell everyone what you have to spend. And then also don't bother to look at the going rate of players. Last January VvD cost £75m. Laporte cost £60m. Just what are we supposed to get for £100m? Not too top class players. Maybe should've spent in the summer Ed and saved a lot of mess.

6.) 29 Oct 2018 21:44:28
Hundred percent with you mort. I feel exactly the same. Ridiculous to be honest. Won’t be able to secure a winger and cb for 100m.

7.) 29 Oct 2018 21:53:43
Maybe he’ll spend it all on Zaha.

8.) 29 Oct 2018 22:00:55
Bring Rooney Ibrahimovic and Schweinsteiger back.

9.) 29 Oct 2018 22:48:48
Douglas costa and alderweireld.

10.) 30 Oct 2018 01:34:32
Offer the lot for Kante.

11.) 30 Oct 2018 09:58:40
Samu Castillejo and Kalidou Koulibaly.

12.) 30 Oct 2018 11:46:03
I will play CB for a chippy tea and a few pints.

13.) 30 Oct 2018 12:15:14
That would make sense if Woodward had come out and said we have £100m to spend, whereas the press have just realised we hardly spent anything in summer and still have money to spend, nobody is saying it will be in January or that anyone from the club has said it. That time of year already when people believe all they read?

{Ed002's Note - What is Woodward supposed to have said about £100M to spend?}

14.) 30 Oct 2018 15:00:49
dont know what's in the kitty and what'll hapeen in the jan window, but a good bit of business could be getting £500k allegedly a week off the wage bill.




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13 Apr 2019 19:19:08
I’ve said it before. Tielemens at Leicester (on loan from Monaco) would be a good signing. Classy player who seems to have acres of space and time on the ball. Add a Doucoure or Ndombele and we’d have a decent midfield.




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31 Dec 2018 20:14:29
He’s not as good as he’s made out to be. Being from the USA had helped hype him up til now. I could be proved wrong but I agree with Remanutd on Chong being the brighter prospect over Pulisic.




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19 Dec 2018 21:59:30
Regardless of who’s coming in, they should go all out for Koulibaly from Napoli.




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01 Oct 2018 07:57:15
In simpler terms, Jose is arse covering.




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28 Sep 2018 19:23:17
IF this is true, then imagine potentially throwing your chance at United away just to side with the biggest clown in the dressing room.
Andreas Perreira has been so vocal about this being his chance and wanting to make it work at United. What a shame it’d be if he is sidling up to Pogba and pissing the manager off. Same could be said for Bailly. Neither will be given the chance at a bigger club than United.





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22 Apr 2019 16:25:07
A lot of legends are based on sentiment and also likability. For me Pirlo was never as good as his ‘legendary’ status perceives but he’s a cool, likeable guy and therefore will be remembered in very high regard.
You’ve also got to remember that Ole was a great servant to the club for being the guy who played second fiddle for his whole United career but when called upon did a fantastic job, and some! The four goals against Forest from the bench is an iconic moment for me. Add that with his professionalism and that, for me, makes him a bit of a legend.




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13 Jan 2019 10:08:19
It would be some intervention. The most we can hope for is 5th on goal difference.
I agree about the optimism though mate. Player for player we can match spurs except at CB. Ole will be telling them exactly that. If spurs score 2 we can score 3. I’ve got a feeling this could be a very good game of football.

(FT 0-0 you watch)




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30 Dec 2018 20:51:40
Said it before but I think the only business we should do in jan is smashing the record for a CB and getting Koulibaly. Then concentrate on signing De Gea and Martial to long term deals.




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21 Dec 2018 08:21:52
I was a bit underwhelmed with the decision to appoint Solskjær but watching the interview it gave me a bit of hope. Just hearing him talk about the PSG game, the big European nights at OT. Mourinho would’ve written us of before a ball was kicked, claiming we couldn’t compete with the better team.
I’m not expecting us to pull up any trees and there is still a massive job to turn things around but at least the players who want to be here will feed off the positive attitude of Solskjær and Phelan.




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29 Sep 2018 20:07:02
Who would be the preferred replacement for everyone? I’m seeing a lot on here saying Zidane would be an awful choice.
Personally I’d like to see him replace Mourinho. Yeah he had an outstanding team at his disposal but to win 3 CL on the spin is no mean feat. He would command respect straight away from the players and he is a class act.