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Team: Manchester United

Where from: Oldham

Favourite player: Bryan robson

Best team moment: Premier league v Blackburn 1993/Champions league final 99

Interests: All sports and anything United, music especially paul weller.

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09 Jul 2017 09:26:36
Just a general query but from the last shakopod (which so far is proving bang on with Lindelof and Lukaku) it's easy to see which players are no longer available or applicable (greizemann) but are there any players that weren't featured that now are of interest? Or do you see any further incoming players coming solely from that shortlist?


{Ed002's Note - Generally not. Jose Mourinho had a clear idea of what and who he wanted and knew there would be some variables in there - and still are. For instance, if DDG were to look to leave they would be pressing very hard to get a goalkeeper in place before the sale - and buying high-end goalkeepers is very difficult and right now Atletico are not going to look to selling Oblak (although another side are pressing them), Donnarumma, Begovic and Ederson are no longer options so I am sure that there is an idea or two still lurking in the back of his mind - so that may well be one postion where we see a wildcard come up. A right back is still wanted but this is one I think will drag out - much would depend on Fabinho being signed and how he would be used - but the number one choice is still Nelson Semedo. Again the LB situtation is still unresolved but I think now you can strike Ryan Sessegnon off the list. Defensive midfield - he wants someone and could end up using Fabinho if he signs. Again a possible wildcard may pop up. Midfield - I still expect someone to be added. Perisic should soon be addressed.}

1.) 09 Jul 2017 10:40:01
What do you mean about Perisic should be addressed soon ed002, are we close to signing him or is he off somewhere else.
As for Fabinho I would love him to come to United, can cover a few Positions for us.

Is there any chance Darmian could be sold to one of the Italian teams as well Ed002.

{Ed002's Note - I have explained over an d over about Periseic for months and there is no measure of "close". I have explained also about Darmian. Try the search engine or read the posts.}

2.) 09 Jul 2017 10:54:16
Quick question for you ED002 if you had time. I realise it's likely to have been addressed in that last sentence but in reading the lengthy discussion on the liverpool page in regards to Keita. On that post you mentioned that RB Leipzig had been approached by an English side over one of their players. Previously one of the Eds mentioned that Manchester held an interest in Forsberg, I was wondering if that was the english club making that enquiry or am I just putting 2 and 2 together to make 5.

Also thanks for all your work on the site, particularly during the transfer market.

{Ed002's Note - It is unimportant about the approach - the move is almost certainly not going to happen.}

3.) 09 Jul 2017 10:57:06
Cheers Ed002, found what i needed to know.

4.) 09 Jul 2017 11:26:06
Thanks ed.




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14 May 2018 02:47:57
Couldn’t agree more AJH everything you said I said something similar last week. It’s not just about winning. The man truly is a narcissist. Digging out players after every defeat, unless your matic lukaku or Sanchez. Taking credit for victories and even performances in shaws case. The choice of Mctominay as player of the year just to push his own agenda of he picks youth. He disappeared down the tunnel after the last away on Thursday night without the slightest acknowledgement of the fans. Today was similar, no wave of acknowledgement, no lap from him. He didn’t even give a speech. First Rome I can remember a united manager not doing that. It’s probably not going to happen but I can’t be the only one hoping that PSG come in for him over the summer.
He doesn’t get united and Sir Bobby was right in 2013. He’s a good manager but he’s not a united manager. Style of play, the narky personality, it’s all just adding up to a horror show. If we stick with him we could be in a mess that will take us years to get out of.


1.) 14 May 2018 06:01:49
I’ve read the replies to my post down th page and most seem to focus on the style of play. Whilst this is an issue for me the bigger problem is the attitude and manner of the man. Have we really come to this? Winning is all that matters irrespective of the playing style, the negativity, the bullying of players, the crass comments?

Park, I want to win again but not at all costs. We are better than that.

2.) 14 May 2018 06:36:30
He didn’t give a speech, oh no. Maybe his standards are that second is first loser and up and at them speeches mean little, especially to players some of whom need changing

So many posts of the equivalent of “Two years of excuses Tara Jose”. Only problem is two trophies last season and big improvement in league position plus a cup final again this. Have we become a set of stamp our feet manager out mob? Is that the new generation want it now and don’t want to work for it?

3.) 14 May 2018 07:47:41
Redman come on you wanted moyes out before a ball had been kicked .
You stamped your feet and wanted lvg out.

4.) 14 May 2018 07:52:00
airforcered, "If we stick with him we could be in a mess that will take us years to get out of. "

As opposed to?

What he has brought is trophies and a better winning mentality. What his predecessors brought was limited players who were happy just to play for us. They did not expect to win, Jose does and I love that.

5.) 14 May 2018 09:39:03
Bang on 12 days.
the club means different things to different people.
Ajh you have your views we read them nearly daily which is great. I respect them but don't agree with them because supporting the club means something different to me than it does to you. We are the same generation but just have different views.

6.) 14 May 2018 10:27:33
Fair enough Tony I think we will have to agree to disagree on this! I’m not saying sacrificing style completely but imo you cannot sack the manager when there has been improvements. Yes the style is woeful and I agree with that. We were in disarray when he joined and fast forward 2 years we are in a far better position. At least give the guy credit for that. I am neither Jose in or Jose out. He winds me up to no end with his narcissistic comments but he deserves another season. I know majority on here disagree with me but we cannot keep sacking managers. I seem to remember after the city game and the Tottenham semi that majority of fans were positive. Then a few bad results and it’s the end of the world. Why does there have to be 2 extremes? Why can’t we be objective when assessing the situation instead of discrediting the manager because of his character. Yes Liverpool and city play great football but I seem to remember many fans on here slagging off klopp’s Ability as a manager. And now he’s the best thing since sliced bread. Btw I have always been a fan of Klopp and wanted him to replace Fergie over pep or Jose. Winning is important to me. For me you play to win. Style is very important and we should not sacrifice it. But sometimes there has to be a compromise. If Jose is still serving up this rubbish this time next year and not winning the big trophies then he needs to go. But I believe he deserves to see out his 3 years. I really get where you are coming from but sacking him is not going to suddenly make everything hunky dory.

7.) 14 May 2018 11:09:45
Where city right to get rid of Pellegrini or Madrid sacked at Madrid after getting there highest ever points total .
Just a simple yes no?

Lvg at United as well finished joint 4th and won the fa cup in his last season was that not improvement?

8.) 14 May 2018 12:52:01
Yes some of us recognised from day one the disaster Moyes would be and were proved right.
Your correct LvG did improve things. But the toxics spoke. Now here we are again. Another manager. More improvement. Same bad style of play. And guess what the toxics are coming out again. let's see how next year goes and replace if needed. Although I wonder who with and how much time he'll get before the knives are out.

9.) 14 May 2018 13:55:19
Spot on mort.

10.) 14 May 2018 14:36:26
How did LVG improve things? His football was worse than Sexton's. We reached the final with one of the easiest passages I can remember, and we still made hard work of it. Have people forgotten so quickly just how bad the football was under him?

11.) 14 May 2018 14:39:52
What's the difference between a toxic wanting rid of moyes or one wanting rid of lvg .
Both the same really

What has moyes got to do with Pellegrini.

12.) 14 May 2018 14:58:05
It was an improvement on the previous year?
Managers leave clubs I don't really get the back the manager from people who will be shouting to have him sacked by Xmas
Football at times this season has also been awful imo.

13.) 14 May 2018 15:00:11
How long before the knives are out again?

But you wanted moyes out from day 1?

14.) 14 May 2018 16:27:56
Because Moyes clearly wasn't the right appointment. As was proved. LvG like Jose arrived with a reputation more fitting a United manager.

LvG improved us in not finishing 7th and winning a cup.

Id just like to know who this footballing messiah is people want and how long they'll give him.

{Ed007's Note - lennon

15.) 14 May 2018 16:31:39
Did anyone seriously think Moyes was the right man for the job?

{Ed007's Note - Fergie?}

16.) 14 May 2018 18:57:06
Ed007, your a legend 😂😂😂.

{Ed007's Note - :-D



14 May 2018 02:17:22
Anyone else notice at the final whistle today Sanchez heading straight down the tunnel (closely followed by Jose) and when the players eventually came back out for Carrick’s speech and the end of season lap Sanchez wasn’t with the team. Are the rumours of him not gelling with the squad true?


{Ed001's Note - Sanchez is a loner, he always has been one of those that did not gel with team-mates. Similar to many Spanish players to be honest, Sanchez just wants to go home and be with family after training. He is a family man, similar to the way Bobby Charlton was. The difference was, back when Charlton was in the team, there were a few of them that would go out together as a group of families for meals etc, that had been together for years. The other players need to adapt to the way he is.}



04 Feb 2018 20:39:28
I played at St George’s Park today and the next pitch to us straight after our game was Derby v United U23’s. I’m afraid our next batch don’t look that impressive. Riley looked decent and o’hara was solid but only one player apart from those two stood out and that was Chong. The kid looks a real player, brave, direct and loves to beat a player and he certainly looks like he’ll make it. Sadly the rest look average and it’s no wonder they’re struggling this year. You just can’t see many getting into the first team at all.


1.) 04 Feb 2018 21:10:43
There are a few talented lads in that Team but Chong definitely the best of the lot. Not sure you can judge them on one game.

2.) 05 Feb 2018 00:49:14
No it’s unfair to judge on one game granted but they’re at the bottom of the league, haven’t won at home all season and I’m afraid you can see why. Lack of ideas and disruption to their team through injuries may account for some of it but it was the basics that they didn’t seem
To possess. Some awful First touches, poor decision making, aimless punts, a lack of pace through the side, and beaten far too easily in the tackle. They also played against ten men for a while and derby still looked more likely to score.

3.) 05 Feb 2018 00:50:40
Your right on Chong. You’ve got to hope him and Gomes make it. I spoke to the United match analysis chap and he said greenwood in the under 18’s is one to watch.



09 Jul 2017 11:05:52
Thanks for the reply ed. it's going to be an interesting month.
Think I'll have to stop scouring the betting sites for any outsiders that might make a sound investment too. I should have jumped onto the sharkopod info.


{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}



19 Aug 2015 11:48:32
Very long time reader but first time poster. So Chelsea have hijacked pedro this morning and city appear to have otamendi. These two have been continually linked all summer. Just shows you can't second guess what's going on right now.
Do we think this will be our squad for the season? If not realistically who is out there and available?





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09 Aug 2018 20:38:16
Ed002, sorry to ask but where is the info on what you mentioned above regarding Jose and the clubs plans and the fans etc.

Is it searchable or can someone point me in the right direction please.


{Ed002's Note - I have explained pepeatedly since the day he signed - read the posts or search.}



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09 Aug 2018 00:31:18
What an arrogant statement to make. Just because some fans don’t like what’s happening with our club and voice their opinion on here it doesn’t make us the worst around or plastic fans.

I’ve been a season ticket holder some 1982 and car a few seasons when I was playing myself or away in the military I don’t miss many games Home or away. I think I’m a pretty loyal and patient fan and don’t have any entitlement to success but I do believe in doing things the right way.

Bring through youth and it’s happened since before Fergie, and most of all trying to play attacking football.

I don’t always demand shiny new players, in fact I think bar one of two positions we have a really good squad.

The issue is the manager, the owners have given him huge amounts of money to spend and frankly he hasn’t spent wisely or has spent it on players I presume after scouting them and tries to change the way they play. Mkhitaryen, pogba, Sanchez didn’t play the way he wants them to at their previous clubs. If I were Woodward I’d be seriously doubting whether to give him even more money to waste on 29 year olds with little sell on value when there’s other clubs buying better, developing better or shock horror merely getting the most out of the players they have.

Worst of all is his constant undermining of players confidence and abilities with his barbs and criticisms in the press. That’s not how you manage any employee in any business and it’s ceetainkg not how you manage multimillionaire professional sportsmen.

The man is outdated and becoming increasingly narcissistic. That’s my opinion and one that I’m entitled too. T might not make everyone agree with me but it also doesn’t mean I’m totally wrong either. But to tarnish everyone that doesn’t share the same view as being somewhat less of a fan for daring to disapprove of the manager is a disgrace.

I spend a huge amount of money following united and I’ve already given my ticket away for fridays game. For once united will Not be my priority this season and that’s because his style of football and his terrible attitude have turned me off. I’m saddened that it’s come to this but it does not make me a second rate fan. I just don’t see why I should spend my leisure time watching outdated boring football.




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29 Jun 2018 00:16:30
So even allowing for Henderson going on loan and maybe JP heading to Spain. I hat does it say for our upcoming keepers, o’hara was great last season what about the younger Henderson brother and Johnstone who kept 20 clean sheets in the championship last season. What don’t they fill the third choice position and play regularly for the reserves. We’ve two vastly experienced keepers o don’t aee why we need a third one. Let a youngster fill the gap.




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27 Jun 2018 23:29:16
Why does he have to be the option off the bench? Why does plan b have to be launch it?
Ole, teddy, Hernandez and the like were all options from the bench at times and they could all play. Last season Fellaini scored one winner against a very depleted arsenal side. It’s an awful decision to extend or actually worse still offer him a new deal. No one wanted him badly enough in. Free and that should say it all.

Another season of jose’s poor excuse for football coming up. What direction is this club going?





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31 Aug 2018 11:42:37
I don’t care what the media say or do. I don’t read the papers and most of the websites are full of click bait crap anyway.
I do however, ask my opinions on what I see on the pitch and yes as a home and away going red I do fee the need to spout.

Our football is dreadful. Possibly worse to watch than user Moyes and LVG.

Jose’s style was never going back to fit with us and we’ve appointed him for short term success over long term planning.

He brings the occasional kid in and then leaves him out often unfairly, he drops younger players for having a bad game yet shows incredible patience with older ones despite what form they’re in. Martial and Sanchez wing the obvious examples but they are clearly more.

His slating of his own players in the media and interviews is a disgrace for a manager of people on any field.

His team selections are increasingly bizarre, he’s chopping and changing far too often to maintain any sort of chemistry with the team that takes the pitch. He’s not giving players time to forge relationships. Bruce and pallister and Rio and vidic weren’t brilliant from game one

His petulant rants are becoming not only boring but detrimental to the reputation of the club and it’s standing. I can be sure he wouldn’t get away with behaving like this if he was Bayern Munich’s manager.

As for transfers he’s been given a lot of money to rebuild and for me there’s not a single one of those 11 signings that has improved under him and most you can say have gone backwards. Are all of those players in the wrong?

He’s had equal opportunity to get rid of players that we feel aren’t of the right quality yet he keeps them and still plays a them and continues to rue the lack of quality on the squad.

He won two trophies, one in which we shouldn’t have won the final against Southampton. They were robbed of a very good equalising goal that would have changed the game as they were on top at the time. We got through the weakest Europa league in a long time and it papered over the obvious cracks in our side.

He lost the FA cup final against a Chelsea side in complete disarray and we hardly mustered a shot on target.

His football is from another area, he’s pat his best and I won’t shed a tear when he goes, hopefully sooner the better. I don’t want this moody, narcissist in charge any longer.




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07 Aug 2018 14:22:10
Magic Dave I couldn’t agree more. Spot on fella.

That’s exactly how I feel three days before the season starts. Can I really be arsed trekking all Over the country and Europe again this season to watch boring football wher I come out most weeks feeling angry or frustrated at what I’m seeing.

I don’t really care who we get, there’s plenty of good managers out there and they’ll certainly be managers at other clubs who’ll look at our squad and think they can get a better tune out of them.

His continual reluctantance to play a style of football that entertains is almost as bad as his constant digging out of the players at every opportunity.

I want him to hold his hands up and take the blame at the very least, he’s even turned on players he’s bought. After knowing how they play and what they’re best at he’s brought them to united and tried to change them.

Your right Most of us have an idea of how it’ll pan out and yet after two seasons of awful football (I don’t give a toss about the two cups he won, on Friday that will be two seasons ago and it’s history) yet there are still fans defending him.

I’m seriously regretting renewing my tickets for this year but as ever you do so in blind optimism. £1900 for two season tickets, last year I did the super cup, 6 of 8 champions league games (missing Moscow and Basel) all 6 FA cup and 2 of the three league cup games. With some of the ridiculous cup ticket prices I did another £1600, plus premier league away game tickets and fuel, parking, flights, hotels, food and drink. When you start thinking about spending another £6k plus you do start to question whether it’s a worth it. It’s a lot of money to be bored and angry. It’s certainly not about winning it’s about wanting to enjoy yourself. Taking the time out to follow the team is a huge commitment and we really deserve better then Jose stale dated brand of football.




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05 Aug 2018 11:34:10
I’m honestly shocked at the willingness to allow pogba to leave. Yes he doesn’t perform as consistently as a Keane/ Scholes etc. But only de brunye/ silva and Eriksson has better combined goals/ assists last season and those three did it playing for more games and all in a more advanced position that pogba.

He looked a terrific player under allegri and conte and also for France. It’s only under Jose’s safety first belt and braces tactics that seem to stifle him. He shouldn’t play without any responsibility but we should be giving this lad the freedom to express himself. We’ll regret it if we let him go, people asking for New shiny players to come in with no certainty they’ll perform instead of developing the huge talent we have is ludicrous. Kroos we don’t know who he’ll perform in the premier league. He’s not blessed with pace so him and matic together don’t fill me with excitement, SMS is unproven for that sort of money and have we seen anything to suggest he’s better than pogba? He didn’t blow me away at the World Cup. Ramsey! Behave yourself.

Give pogba a break and get behind him. Whatever you think of him I’d say he cares more about our club than the present incumbent of the managers seat.




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26 Jul 2018 15:40:15
They also had a quite a public row on the pitch against palace last game of 16/ 17 when Bailly was injured and Jose forced him Back on the pitch. Jose had made two very early first half subs and clearly wanted to bring on Gomes to (presumably show he gives kids a chance) it happened right in front of my seat and Bailly was majorly pissed off and Jose was furious with him. Not sure if anyone recalls the incident. Anyway It doesn’t appear that they’ve seen eye to eye since.




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06 Jul 2018 21:48:57
If only Jose hadn’t treated him and de brunye poorly we might well have had a chance at signing one of both of them.