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24 Mar 2018 10:31:23
There are some that said Jesse wasn’t good enough and I guess there are still some that think he is at best a squad player but you have to give the lad credit. He keeps popping up scoring important goals and he plays with a smile on his face and seems to enjoy every moment. I’m so pleased for him and I hope he can take that final step and be consistent.

AJH

1.) 24 Mar 2018 16:25:04
He has always been highly thought off within the club. It was always accepted that he would take longer to find his feet due to his size. I read an interview with him where he said that Sir Alex always said he would become a real player when he's 25 like Tigana. I wonder how much of him really stepping up this season is down to him feeling that this year was going to be his year.

I did worry when we signed Sanchez as it was going to push either Lingard or Martial out of the side when arguably they we our best two forwards at that time. Maybe its time for Sanchez to be dropped for a game or two and make him fight for his place against players who are in form.


2.) 24 Mar 2018 16:40:40
Shaps, I don’t know why we bought Sanchez other than to stop City buying him. We had needs inother areas way before a left sided attacker was needed and even if he starts firing it just relegates Martial or Rashford. This smacks of Woodward and his marque signing obsession. I don’t want to upset you but if Bale is available you can bet your mortgage Ed will be there waving his chequebook.


3.) 24 Mar 2018 16:46:51
The thing with Jesse is you know he will work on the pitch and not hide. He has proven this year that he has more in the locker than people thought imo but he had the beginnings of a good season couple of years back when he got ani injury early on at Swansea I think. Change of personel and management has not deterred him and I think he has saved us a good few bob on bringing in a n other player.


4.) 24 Mar 2018 16:58:44
I was one of those thinking he wasn't going to be up to it and would be sold, at times I feel foolish, but then he can be anonymous far too often for me (like most of our attacking players) .

I still think in order for us to be competing at the very top we need better than Lingard. But if he improves again as much as he has over the past 18 months then he will deserve a regular berth in a top Utd team.

I love his energy and clever runs, maybe there is even more to come from him once we get back to playing proper attacking football and those runs will be picked out by players that currently refuse the pass and opt for 'safety' instead. I certainly would like him to impact games more consistently as well, 10 seconds of brilliance now and again is good, but we need more than that over a 90 minute match from an attacking midfielder.


5.) 24 Mar 2018 17:39:38
I agree Beastand that was my point about consistency. When he is good he is very good but often you can forget he is on the pitch, which is very frustrating when he gets himself in such good positions and scores such important goals. He needs to turn up for more games than he does, which I think he will if he continues to develop as he has done in the last year. And he is home grown which means a lot to me,


6.) 24 Mar 2018 17:52:11
Does he go missing or as mentioned above is it a case of him making good runs and his team mates not playing the creative pass to find him?

The best players score in the big games, which he does more consistently than those around him. H deserves his place in the team, he works hard, he offers movement and he can finish. I think he will thrive if we add more quality to the midfield. He is a bit of a social media whore, but as long as he performs on the pitch it’s not a problem. I wish pogba put half the effort in he does.


7.) 24 Mar 2018 18:33:58
Agree with all of the posts regarding jesse in some degree, better than dele alli in my opinion who plays a similar role especially this season.


8.) 25 Mar 2018 05:21:49
I must be the only one who doesn't yet rate him. He for me is going through his Smalling patch where player looks good for a season or 2 but with lingard it has only been 2 months rather than the whole season.

He was mostly anonymous until December and has been anonymous for most part since February. That is 2 good months in 3-4 years. Yes he scores some important goals from time to time but he going to have to perform much better to be more than a squad player.


9.) 25 Mar 2018 16:58:04
No MU player apart from De Gea has been sensational for long, playing good for some time and then playing poorly.


10.) 26 Mar 2018 14:14:47
CSM, that's not really fair, even if he's only started looking like a real top player this season, he's actually been doing well for the last couple of years. He was hardly "anonymous" before December anyway. 8 goals and assists in 17 games, 11 of which he played 30 minutes or less in, may not be setting the league on fire, but it's certainly not "anonymous".

Re: the consistency, I'm inclined to agree with Huggy. He's suffering from the way the team is playing, and would have a much more consistent impact if the runs he makes were picked out a bit more often by players behind him. Now, I'm not saying he's doing everything right, maybe he'd still be a bit inconsistent with players behind him looking for those runs and playing more positive football, but the point is that we don't really know, and I don't think it's fair to judge him too harshly when we don't really know how much of the inconsistency is down to him, and how much is down to the way the teamas a whole is playing.

I would really love to see Herrera used in a more advanced role, ahead of Matic rather than alongside him, where he can look to play the passes that someone like Lingard can feed on. It's too easy to see his great defensive performances last season and forget that he's a great passer of the ball, with an eye for getting team mates in behind the defence.


11.) 26 Mar 2018 14:23:10
That FA cup winning goal seemed to really kick him on and he’s improved a lot since then.

CSM,

How you can say he’s been anonymous is beyond me, he’s probably scored more important goals than any other player in the last 2 years.


12.) 26 Mar 2018 14:53:27
Gds important goals don't mean consistency. Yes he scored against Chelsea and in fa cup final but can you remember a run of games until December where you could say he was consistently good. A first team player needs to be consistently good and unlike rashford or martial lingard isn't exactly in the youngster category.

Thorne he has been good this season but last season he had 5 goals and 3 assists in 42 games in lvg's last season he had 7 goals and 4 assists in 41 games. Those are not good figures and he needs get similar to his current nos before we can be sure that he has improved rather than going through a purple patch.

Also where exactly will he play next season jose wants savic added to the team and jorginho as replacement for carrick, so we most likely will be switching to a mf 3.


13.) 30 Mar 2018 18:44:50
Good player, nice lad, silly dancer.


 

 

17 Feb 2018 08:31:11
Interesting rumour this morning, Real ready to move for Pogba. Could be paper trash talk of course but if they did and the money was big, would you sell? Clearly the boy has talent but he has yet to dominate a game or deliver on his potential. Is that down to him, the Manager, or a combination of both.

If the money was silly should we cash in? The problem with that is that he may go on and become the dominating player we believe is in there somewhere, and replacing him will cost a fortune too. For me, I’d seriously consider it though.

AJH

{Ed002's Note - There is zero interest in Paul Pogba from Real Madrid. They have very, very different ideas who they want.}


1.) 17 Feb 2018 11:41:22
There is no way we should be selling Pogba it would be crazy to do so.

Its likr selling the next messi and then trying to go buy a next ronaldo because we are noy patient enough.


2.) 17 Feb 2018 11:59:12
"Cash in" wtf? So some now want to sell Pogba when we have few midfielders for a pretty poor return? You bored with FIFA?


3.) 17 Feb 2018 11:20:17
Yay. Thanks ed for that.


 

 

12 Jan 2018 21:19:21
All this talk of Sanchez has masked the rumour that Vardy is also being considered. Not sure if they would sell or at what price but I think he would slot in much easier, albeit he is a like for like with Lukaku. Sanchez’s attitude worries me, the stories from Arsenal about his isolationist approach do not bode well for team spirit. Hey ho, what do I know?

AJH

1.) 12 Jan 2018 21:28:45
I hope not. Hateful diving git, Gerrard, suarez, terry, barton, keown, cattermole, Vardy. all the same to me would of hated to see any of them in a red shirt.


2.) 12 Jan 2018 23:05:33
That's one heck of a team those lot would make. Lacks some wide players tho.


3.) 13 Jan 2018 05:53:05
bfbw, there too much hate in your heart, i'd have had Keown and Suarez any day of the week. Go hug a tree man.


4.) 13 Jan 2018 08:10:14
AJH Vardy is a player Maze likes and admired over the years for his tenacity as well as his rags to riches story but to say he is a better option than Sanchez is silly, very silly.

Wake up AJH you are dreaming of poorly fabricated scenarios.


 

 

08 Dec 2017 20:28:41
So, first of all, I share my birthday with Jonny Evans so put that your pipe and smoke it. Secondly, I may have had a little wine tonight so forgive me if I am less coherent than Ronnie during a transfer window.

Sunday is a big game and I hope that Jose wakes up and has an epiphany but I fear it will not happen. I believe it is better to die fighting than running away and in football that is also true. Inspire the troops, give them hope and belief, rouse their spirits, fill their hearts with pride and desire. Let’s not turn up to stifle and try and nick a goal on the break. I don’t care if they are the best team, like Pierre the famous French fighter pilot, let’s go down in flames (google it) .

We are United, a team steeped in history and tradition, we live or die by our standard, there are times to stand up and be counted, Sunday is one of those times. We win, or we lose in a blaze of glory, to be a United fan there are no in betweens.

Time for more wine.

AJH

1.) 09 Dec 2017 01:43:34
Jesse's performance at Arsenal will have given him food for thought. Maybe we can press high with a few players and cause some chaos amongst their back line. Worry is that Matic and Ander would have to play out of their skins.

The motivational piece is way more important than formation. Win your battles all over the pitch and you'll get a win.


2.) 09 Dec 2017 10:50:17
We’ll park the bus and try to catch them on the counter and via set pieces.


 

 

27 Aug 2017 19:14:26
Just caught up with MOTD, I thought all our players played well. Amongst other things that stood out though:

1. Joe Hart, wow, surely he isn't England's goalie any more
2. Anyone else warming to Rafa? No? Just me?
3. City, still not convincing and I think strong teams will bully them.
4. Shearer has become a half cent pundit since he stopped sitting on the fence.
5. Phil Neville, got to love him, is he the most positive person in the world ever?
6. Swansea possibly not as bad as we have thought.
7. Bilic and De Boer have to be worried although after today's debacle, perhaps Wenger will be first to go.

AJH

1.) 27 Aug 2017 20:35:38
Pretty much agree with everything there mate.
I was saying to my lad yesterday that if this palace squad go down it's the best squad ever to be relegated.


2.) 27 Aug 2017 00:43:07
Phil Neville really annoys me. He's so biased it's unbelievable. Agree with the rest. De Boer is no surprise, he was abysmal at inter. Played some disgraceful football there.


 

 

 

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18 Apr 2019 06:27:55
Thanks for the Replies to my post re the knee jerk of appointing Ole, but I think some have missed my main point. It wasn’t to suggest Ole won’t be successful, or to suggest that Allegri, or Poch, or anyone else would have been.

The issue is the complete lack of the thorough process that was promised. “A caretaker manager will be appointed until the end of the season while the club conducts a thorough recruitment process for a new, full-time manager.

It doesn’t seem that happened and it’s stunning that Woody can make that statement and then rip it up after a good run. It may have been Ole, it may have been someone else but a thorough process was promised and that didn’t happen.

I fully expect Garth Bale to arrive or some other big name as that feels like something Woody would jump at. Let’s remember he made a pitch to Klopp describing United as an adult version of Disneyland. There are a lot of things need fixing at our club but Woody making footballer is by far the biggest for me.

AJH

1.) 18 Apr 2019 06:54:28
*football decisions*.

{Ed001's Note - he would probably make a better footballer.....}


2.) 18 Apr 2019 07:10:38
Im always sceltical how many decisions woody actually makes, there people like richard arnold, matt judge who also have key parts to play.

Most likely collective incompetence as opposed to woody just messing everything up.


3.) 18 Apr 2019 07:40:09
I can't help thinking we have missed out on poch, gets a bit of stick on here but I see him as the next top manager .
Brave decision in a lot of ways to go with ole, he made a very good claim for the job but it was the timing that I found strange .

But ole has picked up 38 points from 16 league games compared to 26 from our previous 17 he does maybe deserve his chance.


4.) 18 Apr 2019 07:49:45
Absolutely agree with you AJH, Ole might be a success in future but to appoint someone manager because they beat a bunch of relegation candidates and lucked out against PSG is just plain stupid, but then again the guy who made this decision was Ed Woodward so stupid is par for the course.

I doubt it DSG, I wanted mourinho sacked after the sevilla game and did not agree with many of his decisions but a corporate hack who has never kicked a ball or has had anything to do with football most of his life telling a manager who has won everything there is to win who to sell and who to buy is the height of ego and incompetence and none of those people you mentioned did it, those were woodward's decisions.


5.) 18 Apr 2019 08:30:37
Give ole a pre season and give him the players he wants that fit the way he wants to play.

We have seen it a few times how he wants a high quick press.

But the players we have don't fit that style it's going to take at least 2 seasons of getting the right players in.

If we are all complaining about a plan and that we don't have any sense of direction we can't moan and demand a new manager when it gets tough.

3 other managers couldn't get these players to perform consistently we have to give ole and the staff time


As much as it hurts to see city and liverpool doing what they are doing they didn't do it in 1 season


Its practically took city 10 years go get here. Liverpool 3 years ago were poor.

Now is the time for patience. you never know the players we hopefully sign in the summer could take us where we want.


6.) 18 Apr 2019 09:40:07
The manager picks the team deals with all sorts of periphery but ultimatly its the players who do or do not perform. Would spurs have won last nite if OGS was manager or would we have beaten Barce with poch in charge is unknown and vastly irrelevant when talking about the success of a club or analysing a season. We have a manager for the next 3 year, a massive first window and a close season to work harder. We'll then see if the squad an compete next season.


7.) 18 Apr 2019 09:45:39
Problem is all Ole talks about is life under the Fergie days. Utd won't move on until that chapter is laid to rest and a new chapter is started. Ole won't see out his 3 years as he keeps harking on about the past.


8.) 18 Apr 2019 10:12:52
sukhyria i think he's just trying to go back to traditions

you can have a club ran the same way for 26 plus years and then it all go to pot.

hes trying to go back to what worked.

this all started as soon as moyes got rid of all the backroom staff.


9.) 18 Apr 2019 11:14:48
Good post Tony. I’ve always been firmly in the Poch camp. Even when he went through a poor spell I still wanted him. However, ole did do fantastically well. The wheels have fallen off a bit but it’s very clear this squad needs investment. He deserves the chance to try and get us to where we need to be. If, as ed said, we do bring in 5 players, then ole will have no excuses. If we can bring in some shrewd signings and play the sort of football we were playing earlier, I think there is cause for optimism. This is not a quick fix. And there are some fans who have absolutely zero patience. We are very far off and it won’t be fixed over night. Let’s get behind the team and see where we end up.


10.) 18 Apr 2019 11:20:59
and i hope we don't go for bale.

we have enough sick notes earning over the odds.


11.) 19 Apr 2019 12:40:48
I find it funny that people say a process was not followed. You or I have no idea how much analysis went into how ever many prospective candidates there were. Just because it might not have been made public doesn’t mean that it did not happen.


 

 

17 Apr 2019 22:07:21
You do have to wonder about Woody. ‘A thorough process’ we were told, a good run and suddenly Ole is appointed. Since then it has looked less than rosy and yes, I know we have a lot of player business to do both in and out.

Yet look at Spurs tonight, Poch may never have won a trophy but he continues to impress. Was he considered? Was anyone considered? What thorough process was undertaken? I love Ole and I was caught up in the rush to appoint him but actually cool heads were needed and we didn’t get that, we got the easy decision, one of our own, who made an immediate impression, what could possibly go wrong?

I hope Ole can rise to the challenge, right place and right time and so on but there was no thorough process. The biggest club in the world did not undertake any sort of process, amazing that we continue to knee jerk from Manager to Manager. No other business would accept a CEO making it up as he goes along. Stunning.

AJH

{Ed0333's Note - why you gave an interim manager the job before his contract was up I will never know? Oh I knew why because all his ex United playmates in the media clamored for him to get the job so they could waltz round Old Trafford once more like they owned the place. It’s crazy how a club of you’re stature made this appointment. You missed out on Allegri because of dissenting voices and for sure missed out on Poch if he was ever viable. Point is OGS is not the answer and you’ll be looking for a new savior soon.


1.) 17 Apr 2019 22:22:07
At the time it seemed like the right thing to do, to kinda put to bed all the uncertainty and start adequately planning for the next season. But now it kinda seems foolhardy and near-sighted. Its a fickle business, football.


2.) 17 Apr 2019 22:23:10
There were lots on here who didn't want poch when spurs had a tough time. Personally I feel we've made a big mistake in not trying to get him.


3.) 17 Apr 2019 22:26:01
How do you know allergi would have been a hit?

Ole deserved the job it's the his fault the players are rubbish and can't last a full 90 minutes of working hard and playing for the shirt.


Fergie would struggle to get these lot winning we have average players why people think any different amazes me.


4.) 17 Apr 2019 22:29:53
Im sure poch was considered but the board probably thought the fans would be up in arms if ole didn't get the job after psg especially.

Most people on here derided pochs lack of silverware, it would be very ironic if he then went on to win the champions league.

{Ed0333's Note - and how many titles has Ole and his bus won?


5.) 17 Apr 2019 22:34:21
deserved the job on that basis so did moyes then. he will be back in molde end of next season whilst we look for another manger.

{Ed0333's Note - how can he deserve the Job a few months into an interim contract? Surely the decision should have been made at the end of the season?


6.) 17 Apr 2019 22:35:16
Ed, i think you mistook my point as some sort of slight against poch and his lack of achievements, was actually trying to make the opposite point.

{Ed0333's Note - No mate I was actually trying to endorse you’re point but I’ve been laughing so hard since City lost tonite I can’t edit and articulate to my usual high standards lol. I echo you’re point about people damning Poch about being trophyless yet you appoint a player whose in exactly the same boat with even less experience. This is Man United we’re talking about. I really can’t believe Fergie let this happen.


7.) 17 Apr 2019 22:39:10
There is no doubt ole is high risk considering his experience if somehow we can scrape into the top 4 i think he stands a good chance if he is allowed to dismantle the squad and get his new ones in early to allow for a good pre season.
If we can do as ed002 has set out on the rumour page then he can start to build a proper team and drag us back from the depths of mediocrity.
If he can work some magic or find a way to get top 4 coupled with a clearout the future looks a lot brighter imo.
If we miss out on top 4 i effect pogba and ddg to push for moves which might mean a completely different approach to the summer window.
Im backing sanchez to come good in the next 5 games. It might earn him a move away😂.

{Ed0333's Note - I’F my wife was more understanding and reasonable towards the amount of football and American wrestling I watch I’d buy her a diamond necklace.


8.) 17 Apr 2019 22:47:24
Regardless what any of us think ole is the manager and he deserves the summer to work with the players and to change the team to his way then he can be judged.


We will end up 6th come the end of the season and back to Thursdays and sundays.


9.) 17 Apr 2019 22:51:46
said the same ed should have wated till summer to see were we wear at this rate woody will be spending more on managers than players.

{Ed0333's Note - that’s quite funny mate. Not beyond the realms of possibility tho.


10.) 17 Apr 2019 22:56:41
Hi ed0333 well done to your boys tonight and to poch and spurs.
Ed from the outset i said if we won a cup or got top 4 regardless of anything else ole would have earned the job.
He was appointed too early and the players slipped back into the comfort zone.
I think its a very high risk appointment we can only hope that he can learn quickly and starry the season well next season.

{Ed0333's Note - thanks for the congrats Ken much appreciated. I think Ole and his coach is as high risk as you can get and if I’m being honest I don’t see it being successful. He needs a stellar No 2 because I think Ole’s tactics are not gonna win you silverware regardless of how many superstars you sign. Saying that hope you get that Portuguese fella Fernandes really wanna see him in the Premiership.


11.) 17 Apr 2019 23:14:53
What a game it was today. I am rooting for tottenham vs liverpool final but i reckon Messi might be a bit too much but i really hope its an Liverpool vs Tottenham final.

I like both the teams managers and can't stand City or Barcelona winning it.


12.) 17 Apr 2019 23:08:54
Agree with you ed.

{Ed0333's Note - why Thankyou kind Sir or Madam.


13.) 17 Apr 2019 23:55:32
AJH,

That looks like one of my posts

Sentimentality and that will also cause real heartache should Ole have to be dismissed. A poor start next season and he could well be under pressure by Christmas.


14.) 17 Apr 2019 23:35:33
Ed to be honest i'm not looking to sign superstars at all mate.
I would like to see one or 2 experienced top players for sure but also young talented hungry players with a desire to succeed and improve.
The squad attitude and application is rotten to the core out needs ripping apart.
Totally agree with you I surrounding himself with the right staff. i'd put a fitness coach and technical coach just as high on the list.

{Ed0333's Note - and a Style coach because he’s no pep is he that Ole! You will sign some expensive players mate no doubt.


 

 

11 Apr 2019 06:39:20
We had 10 shots without getting 1 on target which is poor but the negativity on here is staggering. Apart from the first 15 minutes we were on top in that game, there were some great performances but the finishing was dire. Rashford may have been passed fit but he was poor last night and Dalot had the best chance with a relatively straight forward header.

The midfield was excellent. Pogba turned up, Fred impressed again and McTominay was MOTM, he needs to given a run. So many have been dismissive of him saying he’s a squad player at best but his development recently is very promising.

Our home form hasn’t been great, we are playing better and getting more points away from home so I’m looking forward to next week.

I popped into the live chat and quickly realised why I stopped gong on there, how anyone can enjoy the game whilst slagging off the players is beyond me. Each to their own I guess.

AJH

1.) 11 Apr 2019 07:15:40
Spot on Tony. We also need to appreciate that although this isn't a vintage Barcelona side such as Xavi side of a few years ago, this is still a Barcelona side that contains Messi, plus other top quality players. A side that are top of their league to such an extent they can afford to focus far more on the UCL. Whereas, this is a million miles away from a vintage United side, a side which many people will say only has one maybe two world class stars with a rather poor supporting cast of players who most wouldn't be too worried if any one of them left. So for where these two teams are currently to still be in the tie going into the next leg is a great achievement. Fred and McTominay seem to be keeping their best form for the UCL. In fact based on McTominay's last two UCL performances it is baffling why Matic would start ahead of him for any reason other than McTominay being injured or suspended.

Several players were also coming back from injury. Which is a problem that seems to have plagued Ole over the last 6 weeks. I'm fairly sure this has happened due to the higher intensity Ole wants the team playing at. I think after a proper summer off and a well planned and structured pre-season which will allow Ole to condition the players and focus on the way he wants them to play the team will perform much better next season then they have over the whole of this season and that is before you consider potential sales and purchases hopefully improving the overall quality of the squad.

I'm looking forward to the next leg. We are still well in this tie, and ultimately if we are to go out of the UCL at this stage I would rather do it fighting against a top team than with a whimper against a mediocre team.


2.) 11 Apr 2019 07:18:19
Agree with everything there AJH. I actually enjoyed it for the most part and was impressed with how well we pressed from minutes 10-70 and we won the ball back constantly. We were the better team for the majority of the game, but that highlights the quality we lack in the final third.

I love Rashford but we rely too heavily on him. Sanchez and Lukaku have come in for mega money and need to take a look at themselves in the mirror. I hope we strengthen up top or Martial pulls his pants up and starts to get on board.

McTominay what can I say he was fantastic. So composed. Best player on the pitch.

Also Mike Smalling left his mark on Messi and he wasn’t interested after that.

Lots to take from it despite the defeat.


3.) 11 Apr 2019 07:38:08
I thought we did really well and have a good chance of going through still. PSG looked a better more dynamic side than Barcelona and look how that ended.


4.) 11 Apr 2019 07:45:49
Played well last night, got stuck in to Barcelona. Finishing was poor that's what let us down apart from that a good performance .
I think a few have drawn a line in the sand and would of liked to seen us get stuffed . Then they can say all the players are crap and I'm justified with all the abuse .
But we pressed well last night closed them down and rattled them .
Smalling in particular got in amongst them, mctom was excellent and fred done well . tight game really with the difference being a bit of magic from messi and bit of luck from Suarez. Shame dalot couldn't do the same.


5.) 11 Apr 2019 07:54:07
Sorry couldn’t disagree more. Thought we were poor bar Mctominay and Dalot and Fred. Barca were there for the taking. Barring Messi they are average. To be honest I was bored. can't blame the manager as there the same shower that Mourinho had. Can only be judged once he has bought in the transfer window. Young and Rashford were shocking.


6.) 11 Apr 2019 08:07:08
So Barcelona are average now? Seemed to be a good team yesterday, 11 points clear in la liga .

On a different note, for a team that supposedly can't press, we didn't half press well last night .


7.) 11 Apr 2019 08:10:36
Agree with Shappy.
Physical endurance cannot be built all of a sudden. I believe we will improve our style during next season when players adapt to high intensity play.
Moreover, we need to get the recruitment done early so that players can develop cohesion and understanding quickly.


8.) 11 Apr 2019 08:26:01
“Barcelona were there for the taking, barring Messi they are average, ”. I accept they are not the team they were but that doesn’t make them average. Ole got it right last night, solid midfield with a high press and 2 up top. Sadly, finishing was dreadful which is which is why we are where we are.

If that is how he wants to play, we get our players fitter and strengthen, then I am confident we are in an upward trajectory.


9.) 11 Apr 2019 09:13:21
It was interesting to see how the management team want us to play going forwards. I liked having a player in front of the defenders whose main instinct was to play forwards and play it quickly.

I thought the level headedness of McTominay was impressive as it was reassuring - given the lack of agreement with Herrera.

I though we lacked a bit of guile at times but I honestly thought we may never see the ball and lose by 3 and yet we sought to put our imprint on the game. So yeah, good performance.

Interesting to see that Rojo is now selected ahead of Bailly to make the squad too.


10.) 11 Apr 2019 09:27:44
a hard working decent performance last nite, I agree. Good to see fred, mctominay have a good game but thought pogba went missing a bit. lindlhof looked a bit nervy but settled but the standout performance was Mike- attacked the ball and let messi know who he was up against. Finishing and forward play weren't that great and when rashford went off we lost a goal threat tbh. don't think he is 100% but he chases down and puts players on the back foot with potential for playing loose/ hurried football.
Not based on last nites game alone, and excuse that he's coming back from a layoff, but Martial is the most frustrating, whether its on the left, the right. through the middle or the chip van he just doesn't deliver 40% of his potential and his seemingly lacklustre attitude/ personna does nothing to breed confidence. People blast pogba, myself included for 1 in 5 performances or whatever but got to say martial delivers equally as little.
Back to a more positive not, I really think we can get a result over their place as we did control vast parts of the game.


11.) 11 Apr 2019 09:58:47
Suarez is average now, this site never fails to shock / amuse me! This Barcelona team are walking La Liga and we were better than them for large parts of the game, glad we are still in it and the players will feel confident we can get something next week now.


12.) 11 Apr 2019 11:35:37
It was really a good game to watch. After first goal, we lifted tempo, showed a little courage and willingness to drive forward, with only lacking was proper last delivery and desire of attackers to give that little extra. Rashford was wasteful, I always have a question on his natural ability as a out and out striker. He should have been subbed of first instead of Lukaku, who was giving little difficult time to langlett. Young also gave away ball many times and his aweful crossing didn't do any good.
Overall tectics were spot on. so it's very positive to see what OGS would do after full transfer window. Once he gets his players, than we can sit on a sofa and speak (easiest thing to do) .


13.) 12 Apr 2019 15:17:05
But wait. Ole doesn’t do tactics?


 

 

06 Apr 2019 12:04:53
OGS may or may not turn out to be the Messiah, but he has already achieved something that we should be eternally grateful to him for. He has reminded us, and everyone else what our club is about: promote youth, work hard, look to attack (yes, yes, I know some will disagree), it’s about we not me, respect the traditions, focus on the positives.

In recent years it hasn’t felt like my club, our identity was slowly being eroded and that was accelerating under Jose. I have said so many times that winning is not everything, although I know some people disagree with me. I have no choice, I am forever connected to the club and it’s traditions, supporting United is part of who I am, win or lose.

OGS has shown class, respect, and positivity and hopefully with time and investment he can deliver success. The owners and Woody remain concerns but with Ole in charge, we can once again be who we should we.

Wherever we finish this year, next year, the year after, Ole I salute you for what you have already achieved off the field.

AJH

1.) 06 Apr 2019 12:19:57
Well said, agree completely.


2.) 06 Apr 2019 12:43:23
Sorry AJH but Ole has not brought back attacking football, or promoted youth.

Apart from the first few games, we haven’t played attacking football. We have sat deep and countered, very much in the José style.

Giving young players a spot on the bench and a few minutes at the end of game does not constitute promoting youth. No young player, who wasn’t already playing regularly, has played any significant amount of time under Ole.

I like Ole as a person, and I hope he succeeds. But anyone who says he has transformed the way we play is not being honest with themselves.


3.) 06 Apr 2019 13:30:05
Hes transformed results though danny.


4.) 06 Apr 2019 13:39:59
Ajh
Great post.


5.) 06 Apr 2019 13:50:31
Danny, I think the results have tempered the approach, suddenly top 4 looks achievable so caution starts to creep in. I don't accept the first few games argument either, it's only recently performances have dropped. We may have stalled somewhat but a simple observation from me is how many players we now have in the opposition area, significantly more than under previous Managers.

My wider point was it now feels like United again.


6.) 06 Apr 2019 13:56:37
Danny, don’t you think there are reasons the Ole’s initial success in implementing attacking football was not sustained? Injuries and the cramped fixture list forced his hand. Asking the players to play an uptempo style all of a sudden clearly had and
Effect, injuries. They couldn’t sustain it. Yes he gambled a little in certain games. I for one admire that. I am sure he wanted to see how other members of the squad fared under pressure. Some did (PSG) some didn’t (Wolves) . He can’t play the game for them.
We all know this squad is not deep. But with key players out injured people still expected him to deliver. I am sure he himself wanted to and I think he tried to. And for the most part he did. He got the results up until these last couple of games. But when he tries and fails all of a sudden he has no idea. Everyone looses, even the great Man City and Barcelona loose. People didn’t say that when they beat Arsenal in the cup. When they beat Spurs. When they beat PSG. Everyone lauded him on what a great job he was doing. But now all of a sudden he doesn’t know what he’s doing? It’s very difficult to play attacking attractive football when you have your best team, when you have a healthy team. It’s almost impossible when you’re struggling to put a midfield out.


7.) 06 Apr 2019 14:20:54
I have to agree with Danny here. The attacking hung go performances of the first 5 or so games are not being replicated now. We are very much men behind the ball deeper and counter now. There is a difference in approach and we’re playing poorly atm. Ole is a gamble. Hopefully it pays off.


8.) 06 Apr 2019 15:09:42
Nice post AJH.


9.) 06 Apr 2019 15:18:31
Great post Tony. Agree completely.


10.) 07 Apr 2019 01:12:53
I said this during the winning run, he could have done without it, people are now expecting far too much, the season was a right off 4 months ago now people are getting their knickers in a twist because we lost a game we should have won and might not make top 4. Give Ole a chance, he might fail but we will have a lot more fun trying with him than we did under the last 2 managers.


11.) 07 Apr 2019 09:19:13
This is fun, GDS?


12.) 07 Apr 2019 17:30:41
After José, a kick in the nads would be fun.


 

 

17 Mar 2019 06:58:26
Really not sure what to make of that. A step back in the League followed by a really poor performance in the quarter final of a competition we were within 3 games of winning. It’s been a great run and I guess now we will find out what Ole is made of. At least it demonstrates the need for reinforcements, there was a danger a continuing great run might have led to the wrong no conclusion that we were fine. I hope there is a proper inquest and we see a reaction. Poor all round, no leadership, and no fight.

Finally, United Addict, no problem with you posting and pointing out what is wrong, but waiting until after a bad defeat is a bit childish mate. Post away, disagreeing is fine, but suddenly appearing with the ‘told you I was right approach’ isn’t great.

AJH

1.) 17 Mar 2019 10:49:00
Now Tony come on and play fair. Search my name and you will see my posts over the past few months before i was hauled off the page by the "Ole at the wheel" brigade. Have said it time and time again and i will repeat myself. I am not in favor of Ole. He had 3 good games performance wise in what's now close to 4 months incharge. Sorry but that's not good enough. We were outplayed by Wolves. Let that sink in please. Its not an over reaction to yesterdays game, its the way players reacted to the Arsenal defeat. Its the way our players reacted to going a goal down yesteday and the worst of all was seeing Ole just sit there doing nothing. We were over hyped by that fluke in Paris and just came crashing down with reality.


2.) 17 Mar 2019 11:44:12
It was a difficult test as few players just came back from injury.
Therefore the obvious lack of sharpness and cohesion.
We didn't have much attacking options in the bench as well.
So Ole couldn't do much.
Some of the plastic fans were waiting for this moment. They should know that there are glaring deficiencies in the squad. And Ole had hardly few months to address all the issues.


3.) 17 Mar 2019 13:40:57
I am sorry but plastic? We supported the team even under LvG and Moyes. Everyone supports the team now, just not Ole. I don't think he has it.


4.) 17 Mar 2019 15:29:18
Outplayed by a Wolves team that have taken points off all the top 6, and knocked Liverpool out in the last round. Who thought Wolves away would be an easy game? It wasn't Stockport we were playing. Perspective seems to be a quickly disappearing trait these days, and short-term judgements are the order of the day.


5.) 17 Mar 2019 15:54:34
The arrogance on here sometimes is breathtaking, "played off the park by wolves, let that sink in" have you even watched that club this season? They have on the whole been sensational.

Fair enough we didn't turn up on the day but to take what was a brilliant performance from a quality team because you don't deem them on our level is nonsense.

Don't know about other fans but I can't stand our reactionary fan base at times.


6.) 17 Mar 2019 18:58:07
So that's our standard now. We should be worried about the mighty wolves who have taken points off all the top 6? Really? We set our standards higher than that surely. This is not reactionary, rather precautionary so that we don't make another wrong decision. After the Arsenal defeat, this was the game where Ole had to pick the team up and make sure the players turned up. I am not a romantic so i don't really care if Ole was a legend here. I want the best for the club and Ole as manager does not feature in that best.


 

 

 

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24 Feb 2019 17:51:05
This is where Woody needs to be held accountable. He extended Jose’s contract and then had to pay it up when he sacked him, and we e given Sanchez an abhorrent amount of money which would easily unsettle other players, particularly as he continues his headless chicken routine. I swear he passes to opposition players more than his own teammates.

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26 Jan 2019 15:54:06
A good run and this site is a joy to visit. Top work boys.

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07 Jan 2019 18:37:39
He’s a massive fan yet he chose Arsenal over us, interesting.

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He’s a massive fan yet he chose Arsenal over us, interesting.

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22 Nov 2018 22:31:51
There are a lot of people don’t rate Rashford and would be happy to see him sold. Yet Madrid and Juve must see something others don’t.

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22 Apr 2019 16:32:48
Interesting question. I hope you don’t me asking Shan but how old are you or more pertinently how old were you in ‘99?

Ole often sat on the bench, never complained. He was offered a way to Spurs but he decided to stay and fight. Post Bachman it looked like he as going to be first choice but then got injured. It’s not just st tha goal, it’s the 4 he scored in 20 minutes away at a forest, it’s the countless times he came on rescue us but it’s also his style, his approach, and his respect for our club. Legend all day long for me.

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21 Apr 2019 09:31:58
It’s a good question, for me it’s less about being United quality but being a United player. Fellaini for all his skills and attributes was not a United player. I can’t articulate why I feel that way but he just wasn’t the right fit for our club. Lovely bloke, gave his all, but not right for us. Sometimes it’s abIlity, sometimes style, sometimes attitude. I guess we all have a slightly different view of what it means.

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20 Apr 2019 19:54:20
Rashford has been inconsistent but he didn’t play at CF until Ole arrived. Before then he was either out wide or a sub. The narrative that he has failed at CF is plain silly. Let’s look at who we have?

Lukaku - goal scorer but little else. Awful first touch, relies on through balls where he can be on the shoulder of the last defender, not suited to how Ole apparently wants to play.

Martial - perfect for Ole’s preferred style but massively inconsistent. Probably the most natural finisher but attitude issues and laziness holding him back.

Rashford - huge potential but currently inconsistent and failing to deliver on it, rumours of a billy big boots attitude emerging.

Having said that, Rashford never stops running or trying, Lukaku and Martial drift in and out of games, if I was keeping one of the most it would be Rashford every day.

Compare all you like, Lukaku doesn’t foto our needs, Martial is moody and lazy, Rashford looks committed but inconsitent. Not a great review of our striking options but Rashford every day for me.

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20 Apr 2019 09:41:43
I don’t get the Martial love. He is lazy, miserable, surly, and turns up 1 in 10 games. Huge potential but currently nowhere near fulfilling it.

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19 Apr 2019 20:37:23
Cough cough. Georgie Best. cough cough.

AJH