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30 Mar 2018 00:35:01
It breaks my heart to see city are being linked with Isco while we chase another 7ft player like decooure from Watford.

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1.) 30 Mar 2018 04:13:10
We are linked with Neymer, does that make you happy?


2.) 30 Mar 2018 12:14:37
I’d happily take Decourey. Good player who gives his all. Underrated.


3.) 30 Mar 2018 12:15:40
Because Doucoure plays for Watford doesn’t make him a poor standard of player. Tevez came to us from a loan at West Ham, lukaku from everton. How many times has signing a “world class” player actually worked out for us recently. Eg Di Maria, Falcao, Sanchez and pogba ain’t hit the heights yet.


4.) 30 Mar 2018 12:53:39
Where would they fit Isco in? Or they going to move on the lad they paid 60 mill for who barely plays.


5.) 31 Mar 2018 13:05:38
I think Ndidi at Leicester is other one for us to take a look at.

Isco is great, but if he was all that Madrid would keep the home grown golden boy

We need 2 full backs, a centre half and two central midfielders. Up top we have more than enough.


6.) 03 Apr 2018 13:39:29
Schmid,

So you believe the Isco to city rumours but ignore any rumours linking United to top players, anyone would think you are deliberately choosing to do that to be negative.


7.) 04 Apr 2018 01:59:55
Isco isn't home grown they bought him at a young age of malaga i think it was.


 

 

 

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18 Aug 2018 08:09:30
Morning everyone. I'm not a Mourinho fan, BUT, it was good to see him take the questions about Pogba and answer them in a really positive way.
So the ball is in Pogba's court now, it'll be great if he came out and pledged his future and commitment to the club. I hope he stays and i hope he knuckles down and play with commitment and maturity like he did for France. If he does, then we have one hell of a footballer in our team.
And if he helps us win the league this year, I'll personally pay for his haircuts for a whole year.

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1.) 18 Aug 2018 08:14:04
Totally agree. Changes the mood instantly.


2.) 18 Aug 2018 10:57:53
Spot on Schmid, I thought he came across really well. As I said on another post I started feeling sorry for Jose this week, we’ve discussed at length where we have concerns but he was getting it in the neck from all sides and often just rumour and gossip. He’s cleared it up, the players look happy, a few are among postoove things about him, hopefully the mood is where it needs to be. A good 3-0 win will completely change the narrarive.

Everyone has had another weeks training, hopefully we will be a bit more fluid and do the business.


3.) 18 Aug 2018 13:43:40
Good positive posts lads. way to go after doom and gloom over the summer and that is from me included. I actually saw Martial smiling which was quite refreshing.


4.) 18 Aug 2018 14:30:37
It just goes to show the agenda against the club. Too many fall. for it.


5.) 18 Aug 2018 15:16:24
Few gullible ones mort alright mort.


6.) 18 Aug 2018 15:34:04
If it wasn't for ed02 comments would anyone belive the pogba isn't happy story.


7.) 18 Aug 2018 15:36:53
All we need is for Pogba to show class and come out and support the manager and club. We're the club that gave him his first steps into football, and hopefully, he'll realize that and perform for us. It is so important for the player to have respect for the manager and the club, so hopefully, Pogba will do that.


8.) 18 Aug 2018 17:38:13
Yeah you jred you. You predicted his departure and told us numerous times you would be surprised if he was here this season. You commented on countless occasions of how unhappy he looked. Remember?


9.) 18 Aug 2018 22:42:52
How are you supposed to know what’s going on, take Jose’s word for it? . If I was a sceptic I would say Jose speaking positively on any issue or non issue as you say it would make it very difficult for Pogba to reignite it or drag it out without becoming the “bad guy” in everyone’s view. As a manager he seems to have put it to bed, as is his job but it doesn’t mean there wasn’t an issue to begin with.


10.) 19 Aug 2018 08:57:22
Ken I said last Xmas he wasn't happy and wouldn't be surprised if he left .
Ed2 then confirmed it
Looks like the club are going to keep him but you should listen to me more .


11.) 19 Aug 2018 09:51:22
Media always have an agenda against united and now jose is our manager it just ramps up that media spin. Players look happy, jose looks happy, don’t believe the media hype.


12.) 19 Aug 2018 11:07:47
I agree wrd. Players now seem to be listening to the manager. Shaw periera bailly all seem to have turned a corner and seem to realise that if they do what the manager wants and give the effort he requires then they and the team will be better off.
The manager says pogba is also doing just that.
Probably 1 or 2 more players need the penny to drop.


 

 

08 Aug 2018 14:02:38
Phew. Just when we thought there were going to be no signings, the club proved us wrong and lifted our "spirit" with the global signing of Chivas. Thank God, that's changed my mood for the new season.

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1.) 08 Aug 2018 14:20:36
Cheer up mate, it might be better than you think, in fact it definitely will be, let's just see what happens and enjoy the ride.


2.) 08 Aug 2018 14:32:57
We will be ok guys. There are glaring gaps in key positions but we do have some very good players. Hopefully we add some but if not, Jose has to get the best out of what he has. Get pogba, sanchez and Lukaku clicking and we will challenge. Let’s get not sucked into the media crap and hate because it is splitting the fanbase apart. Sky don’t have a clue what is going on. Earlier they said Boateng rejected us and now saying both him and Maguire want to join. Nobody knows what is going on. Ed said expect some movements so let’s just trust the process. Things are not great but let’s get behind our club. Whatever 11 players cross the white line at old Trafford on Friday night will have my unwavering support. Whatever will be will be. Let’s just try and enjoy the ride.


3.) 08 Aug 2018 14:38:48
I dunno, I’ve drank it before and wasn’t that impressed.


4.) 08 Aug 2018 14:44:25
Definately will be GDS?
Based on what?
What is written in the daily fail?


5.) 08 Aug 2018 15:20:30
Perth,

I don’t read the papers maybe that’s why I am happier than a lot on here, it definitely will be because people are talking like it’s the end of the world and we have the worst team in the history of football. We are going into the season with one of the strongest squads we have had in years, some real quality in there, if they hit form it could be a really good season but people are crying because we haven’t signed exactly who they wanted. If we are that bad with the players we have then a couple of signings isn’t exactly going to get us anywhere is it?


6.) 08 Aug 2018 15:26:41
Can we get a discount on chivas?


7.) 08 Aug 2018 17:44:30
As it stands we haven't lost one single player that we didn't want to lose, we have made what looks like a very astute signing in Fred and we have bought a very promising right back for the future.

There are positions that need strengthening we all know that, the manager, the fans, the board but the bottom line seems to be that the club does not want it's pants pulled down in every single negotiation just because we are Manchester United.

Fine by me we have some very promising youngsters and a very capable squad and regardless of what most on here think we also have one of the very best managers to ever be involved in the game .

For the time being my "end is nigh" sandwich board can stay in the shed.


 

 

06 Aug 2018 08:49:38
If one more person tells me preseason mrans nothing, then I'm going to explode. The preseason results mean nothing and i fully agree on that.
But the way we play in preseason DOES mean something. We're playing the same negative rubbish, midfield that can't pass, team that has no obvious tactics, players who seem confused.
These matches should be about getting fitness and playing offensive attractive football and bedding in some youngsters. Real played the kids and they played us off the park in second half, we had 5 youngsters on the bench but only one was used.
What are Mourinho's tactics? Can anyone enlighten me?

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1.) 06 Aug 2018 09:14:02
Pre-season means nothing really though ;-)


2.) 06 Aug 2018 09:17:03
Boom!


3.) 06 Aug 2018 10:24:28
AAA in that case, Judging from last season's preseason form, we were to win all trophies.


4.) 06 Aug 2018 10:29:36
Forget about last nights result it's not important but I think it's about time we all accepted that's whilst Jose remains in charge we will continue to be a predominantly defensive outfit especially against the top teams.

From an attacking perspective It doesn't matter who we sign the approach will not change. We will continue to defend deep, with numbers behind the ball and try to counter. The problem with this approach is when we win the ball back we inevitably lose it again as we don't have a forward option. It makes us look disjointed and devoid of ideas. Against teams that press this problem will be amplified a thousand times.

Sanchez and Mata, so effective in pre season returned to their usual
positions out wide where they got dragged so deep they effectively became auxiliary full backs. Sanchez must play higher otherwise we will simply not see the best from him.

It makes sense to me that Jose is targeting a dominant CB. We conceded another soft goal from a set piece when in reality we should be winning those types of games from set pieces. That after all is the plan. Sit deep, frustrate then try and nick a 1-0 win from a set piece or counter attack. In that respect Maguire or Mina would be shrewd signings. Aerially dominant in both boxes and any perceived defensive fragilities are compensated by the fact we play so deep with numbers behind the ball.

Jose isn't going to change and why should he? Almost unparalleled success in several different countries is testimony to that.

Acceptance is now our only option. Performances can no longer be judged aesthetically or by feelings of enjoyment and excitement. In Jose land the result is King and the ends always justifies the means, even in pre season friendlies.

From an attacking perspective we look as impotent as the day he started. There has been no evolution in terms of style or attacking intent.

The only conceivable title challenge will come from keeping clean sheets and hoping that some of the undoubted quality in our team can fashion enough opportunities to nick a goal. When we take the lead we win and we can all take at least some comfort from this statistic.

For most this post will be depressingly hard to read. There will be times when everything clicks and we'll play some good stuff much like we saw last year, but the key to our season won't come from improving our attacking style or scoring more goals rather than cutting out defensive mistakes the likes at which we saw at Stoke, Huddersfield, Newcastle and the two set piece goals conceded against City at OT to name but a few. Our title will be won from a solid defensive platform and keeping clean sheets rather than gung ho cavalier football, adding another quality CB before the deadline might just be the most important signing of Jose's Utd career.

Let's take enjoyment from results because without them are we really any different to Burnley in our approach or philosophy to the game. (no disrespect intended) .

This is not an anti Jose post and I always take more enjoyment from the result rather than the performances. Winning after all is what it's all about. I must concede to the doubters however that when we don't win this approach is hard to justify and not in keeping with the traditions of the Club and certainly not what we've all become accustomed over the past two decades.

Jose won't be around forever and moving forward the Club must decide what direction it wants to take us.


5.) 06 Aug 2018 10:59:48
True words DLIB.


6.) 06 Aug 2018 11:04:01
Excellent post. I'm very much Jose in but you nailed it when you said that when results aren't good the style is amplified.


7.) 06 Aug 2018 11:50:49
I don't see this as a Jose problem. He's simply doing what he's always done.

The problems lies with the board appointing a manager who's entire approach is in conflict with the traditions of the Club. To exacerbate matters it would appear they have a differing approach to transfers as well. The Club being reluctant to deliver players of a certain age but expecting the manager to compete with one hand tied behind his back. Once again they have in my opinion demonstrated an astonishing level of naivety and arrogance over estimating Jose's ability and under estimating the competition.

Yes Jose has spent lots of money but so has everyone else. Jose inherited an unbalanced and average squad. Investment was badly needed just to return us to the parity of top 4. Have we really seen a commitment from the board to now take us to the next level?

It remains my opinion that the owners are unconcerned with results on the pitch merely increasing the profitability of the brand. This can continue to grow without delivering trophies so where is the incentive to give Jose the tools to wrestle back the title when they have no guarantee on their investment?

We're stuck now until we unearth the next managerial genius. In my opinion the Club should be scouting the globe to try and find him. At this moment in time Potch appears the obvious choice. A young talented coach with a commitment to youth who plays exciting, high intensity football and can deliver results working within a budget. Whether he could transfer this into trophies remains to be seen but that's an argument for another day.


8.) 06 Aug 2018 12:24:06
DLIB, good posts. I do agree that the style will not change, but I don't see any style apart from parking 10 men behind the ball, then losing the ball very easily. We simply cannot pass the ball and have no attacking intent.
In addition, dropping deep is always a risk as when we lose the ball deep, our defense is under immediate pressure. If we were to play 30 yards up the pitch, then th defense will have more time to organize and it will give the midfield the time to win the ball.
But I don't see this changing as you say, so more matches where we are under the cosh for 90mins and conceding a goal. If we were to lose, I would rather see us lose with a fight than this coward attitude. And Mourinho is exactly that.


9.) 06 Aug 2018 12:26:04
DLIB
Every club in the world is scouting the globe trying to find him .
Welcome to life after fergy.


 

 

05 Aug 2018 15:00:34
Charity Shield without United. Hooefully that'll change next year. Good to see that between them, they couldn't fill Wembley.

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1.) 05 Aug 2018 15:24:58
One of them can't fill their stadium for 90% of their games. No chance of selling out Wembley.


 

 

01 Aug 2018 15:55:19
Re a post down below by Ken. I thought we played well gor 40mins. Then Real second team played us off the park in the 2nd half. Anyone watching the match with an unbiased eye will have to agree.
Thought Fred was excellent, as was Sanchez.
My question is, if the preseason doesn't matter, then why didn't we bring on more kids in the second half. Gomes and Chong would've added energy. Real didn't hedirate to stick their kids on the pitch.
Final word, i watched luke shaw's performances in preseason, and he really is not up to the job. Left back position has to be looked at.

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1.) 01 Aug 2018 16:21:28
Agree on Luke shaw AAA. It’s time to move him on because if we play 3 at the back then the wing backs are so integral. Would prefer we address the lb position rather than cb as lindelof can do a job.


2.) 01 Aug 2018 16:22:38
Lol we know your disappointed with any win AAA but you will get over it😂😂.


3.) 01 Aug 2018 16:43:12
Lolll. AAA i think you got a thing or two for kids.


4.) 01 Aug 2018 16:45:05
Get rid of Shaw and Martial. I just can't believe Shaw has such a thick skin, he knows the manager don't want him and should just leave. I actually think he doesn't care if he plays or not, he is one of those guys which just wants to play for a big club and not caring about how he performs or even play a game.


5.) 01 Aug 2018 17:58:39
Agreed Park. His first touch is so poor and if you watch his positioning is dreadful.
Singh, I've got grandchildren as old as these lot, but i grew up with the Busby Babes and that's what the club is all about.
Ken, if you read my post, i said we played very well for 40mins. If you honestly think I'm only happy when we lose, then i think you are extremely misinformed. I've got United in my blood, you only need to ask the wife and she'll confirm that. I'm so passionate about our club and team being the best, that i hate being second best. Unfortunately, i don't just wear blinkers and see only the good things. If you can't see the faults, then the club will continue the stagnant period we're going through at present.


6.) 01 Aug 2018 18:02:04
It’’s possibly his very thick skin that makes him look so fat.


7.) 01 Aug 2018 19:00:19
Hahahaaa AJH. Okay AAA i agree with u but these kids are not made from the same cloth as they were in those days.


8.) 01 Aug 2018 19:09:35
Dont doubt it AAA. That's why there was an lol and a couple of laughing faces.


9.) 02 Aug 2018 09:22:31
Agreed on Shaw, he can't be classed as talent any more and nowhere else but football would someone be given so many chances.

You have to question if the club are doing their due diligence on player's behaviour and personalities given the suggested attitude problems that some of our recent signings have. I'm sure the club are everything they need to, but I don't recall a time where we as fans questioned a number of player's commitment.


 

 

 

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22 Feb 2018 12:56:33
Beast, you called it absolutely right. If De Gea hadn't made unbelievable saves, we will be looking at a 2 or 3 nil scoreline. I hate the passionless, clueless displays. I hate the lack of cohesion in the team. This result is not a good result, one goal for Seville and we have to score two. Even if we score first, we will still be extremely nervous.
I would say it is advantage Seville.
But the most ridiculous post i'd the one from 12daysofhemida. "A huge amount of us have got used to success", "We have to be practical we are still in a rebuilding phase", "Short termism and harking back to the good old days do not benefit the club". These are exactly the type of comments that drive me potty. How could you get too used to success? So shall we have a few years of rubbish performances as we don't want to be to used to success? Utter tripe. Then he mentions we are still rebuilding, we have been rebuilding for five years. A good business doesn't allow its performance to deteriorate, then start rebuilding. All the top clubs are in a constant state of rebuilding. Harking back to the old times? History is what defines you, and history is what you learn from and improve. So when you talk about harking back to the old times, you're basically telling us that we might as well throw away our history.
If you allow standards to drop and mediocrity to set in, then we might as well pack our bags and go home. That's not the philosophy of the club I've supported for over 50 years. we were built on attacking entertaining football with all the right values. Unfortunately, we are losing these values.

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21 Aug 2018 23:50:51
Ed033, thank you for your vote of post of the day and thank you for letting me down gently by donating it to Ajh. Only joking. But truth is you're absolutely right and truth hurts sometimes. Dlib and Ajh agree that he doesn't improve players, in fact, he's lost the art of management in my opinion. A good manager, gets the best from his staff by knowing what makes each individual tick. Can anyone honestly say that Mourinho does that with his players.
As ScottRonaldo says, I'd rather sack him now and get a caretaker and start making decisions for next year.
We are fast becoming a laughing stock, this is the time for strong clear management, not some half hearted weak management. It is clear that we lack any form of style in the team, i watch United and I'm confused, so God help the players.
One last point, why are we being coached to retreat and play lazy football when most teams are putting their heart and soul into chasing, winning the ball and attacking. Our work rate as a team is so bad that it is embarrassing. Teams know that if they put a shift against us, then they'll outfight us, and that to me is the most criminal fact of Mourinho's team.

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21 Aug 2018 17:42:13
Good debate. I honestly think the truth is sonewhere in the middle. Fact is the owners have backed the manager, but he bought:
Bailly : not great
Lindleof: disaster
Pogba: doesn't want to be here
Mkhitaryan; lasted a few months.
Lukaku : good.
Fred and dalot : we don't know.
Not a great transfer record if i may say so.
Fact is Mourinho has not improved any player apart from Lingard possibly. Our players look lost. The system and tactics, whatever they are, ain't working I'm afraid.
So the board gave him an extension but had seen a decline in performances towards the end of last season. So they didn't back him.
Jred is right, our players should be beating Brighton, but the desire, commitment, tactics and work ethic were non existent. The manager has to be the one to blame.

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20 Aug 2018 11:50:11
MissingFergie. As i and some of the others have alluded to in the past 2-3 years, the club needs a shake up from the top down to the playing staff and manager.
There is no quick fix or a silver bullet I'm afraid. The owners have to get their priorities right. They have to invest time in the way the club is run on the pitch, not just off the pitch. Woodward has been a complete joke in the transfer market and we clearly need a more professional approach. When David Gill was in charge, most transfers happened seamlessly.
The manager doesn't want to be here and it shows in the way he behaves and talks. Yet, we rushed into giving him a one year contract extension. Why?
It seems the whole place is rudderless and no one is in charge. A new manager might paper over the cracks, but will not solve the problems completely.
The club structure has to change to focus on the footballing side as much as they do the commercial side. Director of Football will be a good start, but we need to sort out the manager's intentions first before we appoint a DOF.
Is Mourinho staying or is he getting the push? If he's unhappy here, and if the dressing room is split, then the board have to act and act quickly and get rid of him.
Appointment of next manager will then become crucial. We need someone who is happy to live in Manchester (and why not, as it is a great city) . Someone who understands and respects our heritage and plays in the right way. Someone, who is assertive but not divisive. And most importantly, someone who can spread the word and attract the right players to our club and can work well with the DOF.
Until this happens, we will be playing second fiddle to City and Liverpool unfortunately.

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19 Aug 2018 18:58:10
Stevie, I'm not sure Paul Scholes is that bothered to commentate after that pathetic display. Its not even worth the effort.

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19 Aug 2018 18:50:50
We play slow, lazy football and invite the opposition to attack us. No work ethic and no one touch football for fear of losing the ball. One shot on goal in 2nd half. Its pathetic.

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