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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.

Attack Attack Attack

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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15 Sep 2018 07:35:59
I know some on here don't rate him as he hasn't got the silky skills of Ronaldo or the genius of Cantona, but Lukaku is emerging as a mature person. I fully agree with his comments about some of our players being mentally weak. It is a problem we have since the keane, vidic, Rio days, where literally, every player we had could have been captain of our team.
I look at the present side and I'm hard pushed to find more than three players who could possibly be captain material. The rest are soft and lack the maturity and intensity to bring back the good times to oyr club.
If we're looking for a captain who seems to demand more and will lead by example and actually speak English in the process, then Lukaku or Hererra are the only two strong characters we have.

Attack Attack Attack

1.) 15 Sep 2018 08:32:10
Definitely shows when our backs are against the wall, there’s no one to gear up the team, throw a few f@€%s about! Can you imagine Keane putting up with Martial sulks or pogba’s strolling!


2.) 15 Sep 2018 09:42:12
We used to have a team of captains yet now we struggle to identify leaders. As had been said so many times it’s not just about the best 11 players, it’s how they gel, the mix, how they battle for each other. We are crying out for a leader as I don’t see one.


3.) 15 Sep 2018 16:06:26
Its a shame the choice of captain has gone to Valencia. I have nothing against him, but he doesn't speak English, and he seems a very quiet and shy character. Players are not going to follow his lead.
He's a follower not a leader. So it makes me wonder what the thinking was behind appointing him as captain.


4.) 15 Sep 2018 17:43:10
AAA, are you seriously wondering why Jose picked a follower and not a leader for his captain?


5.) 16 Sep 2018 07:12:51
Make Pogba club captain. Job done 😆😆.


 

 

04 Sep 2018 21:12:19
I think Mourinho has changed his strategy. Not on the pitch necessarily, but off it. It's interesting as he's decided the best way to fight against Woodward is to get in line with the fans. This will strengthen his position within the club. I noticed recently that the fans have been chanting his name and I'm hoping he's building a good relationship with them. This could only be an improvement on what has been going on previously.

Attack Attack Attack

1.) 05 Sep 2018 02:41:21
Bit of a shame that its taken him two years and his back fully being against the wall for him to realise that engaging with the fans could help with his popularity.

He spent his first two years rarely acknowledging the away fans and occasionally criticising the home fans for a lack of atmosphere.


2.) 05 Sep 2018 07:24:47
Fully agree DSG. I've been saying that he's not the most clever man dealing with the press, woodward, the players or the fans. But i think someone has advised him on this.
He'll be doing it to further his cause re transfers. But mostly, he'll be thinking of his reputation.
Whichever it is, i would rather have him onboard with the fans than not.


3.) 05 Sep 2018 08:55:42
I'd like it to have been a natural thing. At the minute it's like he has taken the mick for years as he walks around the local boozer saying what he wants and doing what he wants to anybody, then a group of outsider bikers walk in and are about to give him the kicking he deserves, so he then runs over to us and asks us to protect him as 'it's our pub and we should all stick together'!

He's a user, this switch is temporary whilst he needs us - a few wins or easing of tensions and he will revert to type - a leopard like Jose doesn't change their spots this late in their career. Once the media have something else to focus on, he'll get back to being who he really is.

That said, it looked a bit better on Sunday, fingers crossed the media hounding continues as I enjoyed one of our games for the first time in a long time.


4.) 05 Sep 2018 11:41:41
Are we really saying that Jose has a lack of intelligence when dealing witht he press, woodward, players and fans?

Im not for one minute condoning his actions but its absolutely nothing to do with him 'not being the most clever'


5.) 05 Sep 2018 11:57:49
Beast it is possible that you are right. But another possibility is that he has been under immense pressure, this is one of the most important years of his career and the team didn't start well. He was sacked from his last job, and hasn't proven much in his present. The style of football specially at the bigger clubs ( job opportunities for Jose ) has changed a lot and they will think twice before appointing him with all his media circus and outdated style of play. So it's a make or break season for him, such is the pressure. And then our team goes and loses to Spurs 3-0. At that point he's expecting the worst but he sees fans actually singing his name. Maybe that changed something. He obviously has his critiques amongst the fans but still while on the pitch these fans have supported whoever the manager has been. I just hope he doesn't get into all this media crap and focuses on he team and players.


6.) 05 Sep 2018 12:35:19
I hope you are right Sailor. I totally agree he has never been under so much pressure, but this guy has a habit of biting the hand that feeds him. The fans chanting his name and supporting him on websites like this are really helpful to him at the moment without a doubt.

I think people earn support, some of our fans think becoming manager of the club automatically means they deserve unquestioning support. Each to their own and it's what makes this website so much fun to be on at times.

I also hope he finally learns to focus on what really matters and being in a tough spot means he should work hard to solve the problems, not obscure the issues or divert it away from what needs to be done. All of this is of his own making and from an outside perspective very easy to solve.

Shut your mouth, pick players in form, focus on attacking teams and help those players struggling (not throw them under the bus) - if more of the fans treated Jose how he has treated some of the players he wouldn't be in a job. Burnley could be massive, just hope we take the game to Watford and live up to our potential.


7.) 05 Sep 2018 13:37:54
Beast, you're asking a mam who has won trophies at every club he's been at. He wasn't fast tracked to the top, he started as a translator. He's earned his ticket to the top dance and for people to ask him to change everything he's done to get him here is naive.


I know as a united fan we expect attacking football, flying wingers, almost beating opponents into submission but would you look at this team and try and play "you have a shot, we have a shot"? . I certainly wouldn't. We're so wasteful in front of goal at times and that back 4 can be got at if the team isn't set up right.

Jose has wasted a fair amount of money on short term fixes and I can understand the club wary of loading the team with 29 year olds, but the man needs to be supported in the transfer window. People can throw out the £400 million we've spent in the last few years but that's the going rate.

I think everyone associated with the club is fumbling the ball at the minute. Jose definitely is at times with his hostile approach to certain players and bizarre demeanour. Woodward hasn't backed him the way a he should be backed if we have aspirations of winning the league. The players have been hit and miss and struggle to find consistency and a large portion of the fans have ramped up the pressure on the team and the Spurs game was evident of this. They have a right to by the way.

The problem is when things don't go to plan, everyone reverts to their default mode and Jose''s one isn't particularly nice or helpful at time's but that's what's got him where he is.

This isn't meant as a dig to you Beast but your default mode is one of pessimism. You could fine fault in anything and that's not necessarily a bad thing. You want the best, I want the best, we all do. But I know when I see a positive Beast post, it's refreshing but I know the regular Beast is lurking in the corner ready to come out to play when the rubbish hits the fan. My laboured point being, let Jose Jose and just enjoy the ride. He might change for a while but it won't last. He'll do a Jose and win us the league, or he'll do a Jose and go out with a big pay off in November.

I think the positivity of the fans really is a huge factor in our title aspirations. I just hope everyone can get behind the squad because it could be just want we need for the manager and the players to find that extra spark to really kick on. There's a world class manager in there and there is potentially a team that can beat any one their day.

What's the worst that can happen?


8.) 05 Sep 2018 14:43:25
Mumbles that is a very goos post.


9.) 05 Sep 2018 15:12:58
Yes that is a good post Mumbles.

I suppose all I can say is that my general mood reflects the performance levels of the club compared to my expectations. There have been many instances over recent years where I have supported things that the masses have criticised (Luke Shaw in particular) - but generally I agree I am far more critical as I aim for perfection (or at least working towards it) .

We have had several years of severe underpeformance (from my perspective) .

One more thing - Jose has had an exceptional career, but I don't think he fits the club and I don't like how he sets the team up. Nowadays it is too easy to play against. Managers lose their edge, the evidence suggests he lost his some time ago. So whilst I concur that we should all get behind the manager and team during difficult times especially, it would be helpful if the manager throws us a bone or two - it seems to be a one way street!


10.) 05 Sep 2018 15:35:58
Good post Mumbles.


11.) 05 Sep 2018 21:32:55
Great Post Mumbles but the football is still boring. That's why Jose has to go.


12.) 05 Sep 2018 22:53:37
Good post again mumbles.


 

 

23 Aug 2018 08:05:17
Good morning and apologies for long post. I've been trying to figure out where its going wrong at the moment and trying to think how the club can improve. In any business, there are links from mamagement to the staff and even to the dinner ladies. So in a simplistic way, a club should have the following structure:
Owners - commercial executive - football executive (DOF) - manager/ coach - playing staff - scouts.
The links between all the above have to be perfect for a club to function correctly on and off the field. At our club, we have :
Owners- no one can argue that they have provided plenty of funds on the footballing side, and improved the commercial side substantially.
Commercial executive - Woodward. While he's concluded lots of commercial deals, his acumen on the footballing side, is non existent. He's shown poor judgement at appointing managers, players contracts, and even extending Mourinho's contract recently, when he didn't have to. He is a major weak link.
Football executive/ DOF: we don't have one and most top European sides have had the intelligence to appoint one years ago. Major weakness.
Manager/ Coach: Mourinho has won loads of trophies in his time. However, his methods seem to be stuck in the past, he needed to move with the times, instead, he stuck with the same right hand man, when a change would have been preferable. Fergie was superb at this and changed his coaches all the time to keep the playing side fresh and keep up with football trends. In addition, Mourinho's man management is so bad that he's picking fights with a lot of the players, in some instance, justified, but he's also fighting with the board, owners, press and anyone else who dares challenge him. Major weakness.
Players : while we don't have the best players in the world in all positions, we do possess world class players in several positions. Ddg, Pogba, Sanchez, Lukaku will walk into any team in the PL. The defense is a big issue, but there again, the manager has had 5 windows to improve the situation and failed spectacularly. Our players seem confused and can't seem to apply themselves at the right moments in matches. Their attitude has been questionable too. Not a major weakness, but a weakness nevertheless.
Scouts: the scouting network was in the process of improving, but suddenly a chief scout who we worked very hard to get onboard, has left less than a year in charge. This is still a major weakness in our club.
So to summarise, the commercial side of the business, seems to have no weaknesses at all. However, the footballing side of the business is in need of a major rehaul if we are to catch and pass the top clubs. It will take time and a lot of hard work, but the sooner we start, the better.

Attack Attack Attack

1.) 23 Aug 2018 09:28:45
AAA you make many good and valid points.

A DoF is a must moving forward but it is probably difficult to do while Mourinho is manager. As it has the potential to cause more tension with Mourinho and possibly make the DoF job particularly difficult.

I am not one to say get rid of Mourinho. However when he does eventually leave then the first appointment needs to be a DoF and then a head coach.

Again I am no lover of Woodward but he had an independent report commissioned on Utd’s coaching and scouting system towards the end of LVG’s spell as manager. This lead to the implementation of a whole new scouting system and changes to the youth setup. It also identified the need for a DoF, so Woodward knows his limitations to be fair.

He just got it wrong when he recently stated publicly that Utd wouldn’t bring in any players due to high fees and no value at the end of the window.

Our defence still needs an overhaul despite Mourinho spending nearly £70M on two new CB’s. However he is to blame for some of this and if he wants Maguire so much why wasn’t he buying him from Hull 12 months ago for £17M? He seems to only work with established players. Despite all this we had one of the best defensive records in the PL but we do not have either a natural leader at the back or a settled CB pairing.

Great that he has new coaches at Utd but will he listen too them and will they have an impact in changing the way Utd play.

The biggest issue is our style of play. The fans hate it and it looks like the players struggle with it as well.


2.) 23 Aug 2018 09:57:51
I am pretty sure that Ed Woodward alone has not appointed the last three managers so it's a bit unfair to blame him solely. I seem to remember a certain Mr Ferguson recommending Moyes, and Woodward would not select new managers bon his own.
Also, are Lukaku and Sanchez really world class? And neither of them would will into the City team.
I agree with most of the rest of your post though.


3.) 23 Aug 2018 10:09:29
Good post AAA.

Betty - I agree that Lukaku is not World Class, but he is World Class if we played in a system that suits his specific game perfectly - we don't. I have no idea why we signed him.

Sanchez - Was world class, City wanted him. He has been ruined like so many players that have come to our club in recent years.

I agree on the manager front, Woody is the fall guy, but it will have been a collective decision and in fairness I can see why all three coaches were hired. Don't agree with it, but many of our fans argued to the death for LVG and are doing likewise for Jose now - so it's their performance that has been dire (like many of the players), the decision to hire them was not everyones cup of tea, but good arguments can be made as to why they were hired.

The contract extension in January was the biggest fiasco in football. We were playing awfully as well at the time (when aren't we), so it just smacked of desperation.


4.) 23 Aug 2018 15:23:41
@Beast

I think Jose wanted to sign Perisic/ Willian and full backs like Sandro to put in the crosses for Lukaku. He is a beast in the air in the box. He's wanted Milinkovic Savic who, from what I've seen is good at spotting strikers' runs and playing through balls to them, something which would suit Lukaku.

I think Jose knew what he wanted to do when he signed Lukaku. Its just that we haven't managed to get the players to support him.


5.) 23 Aug 2018 16:00:05
Great points Redfaith. Seems like there are too many people trying to make decisions and we end up with compromises.


6.) 23 Aug 2018 16:14:23
Thanks for the replies gents. It goes to show that the footballing side of the business is shambolic and needs an overhaul.
We can't blame woodward or mourinho or the players for everything, but collectively, the club seems to be stuck in a time warp from the footballing side.
Things have to change, we had a managet for 25 years with unrepresented success. However, success breeds contempt, and that's exactly the situation we find ourselves in.


7.) 23 Aug 2018 16:37:32
It needs to change and the fact we are looking at bringing someone in at least is a step in the right direction. But I think commercial and the football side should be separated.


8.) 23 Aug 2018 18:24:55
I said a month ago that the board had 3 choices.
The manager wanted rid of certain players that either don't fit his systems, ethos, personality or mentality.
He wanted to replace them with players he thought could fit in with his criteria.
So the 3 choices were
1 sack him and back the players
2 back him and let he do what he does
Or sort of fudhe it and try to appease him and the players hoping both would improve.
I think the 3rd option was the most dangerous potentially the most disastrous and if it all goes pear shaped a lot more expensive if we don't make top 4.
Jose is not going to change too much. If he can't motivate and get the best out of them then you either change the players or manager if they can't work together.
You don't just hope it will work out.
If you hire a man to do the job give him the tools he wants or needs don't ask him to do the job with tools he can't get to do the job the way he wants it.
So if we change coaches and get poch for example will everyone be moaning when valencia and young are doing what trippier and davis or rose do?
Will poch be a crap coach necaise he can't turn valencia into trippier?
Will poch want a new rb?
Will poch make lukaku as mobile as kane? If not is he a crap coach?
Ppch won't change his ways he will get players in who will do the job he needs done?
Whoever our next coach will still need to bring on 4 or 5 players.
I get the whole our style is crap. Jose is negative argument but no other manager could have got higher than 2nd last season with this squad.
I can't remember any other jose winning team being as boring as our yeam are. So if he got who he wanted and they played as he wanted i think things would be a lot better. Not perfect but a lot better.
If i was jose i would resign. His bosses don't believe in him so and they are not aligned so i would not work under those conditions.


9.) 23 Aug 2018 19:34:36
I find us frustrating under jm . Second place and a cup final was no disaster, but so many times when we lost it felt like we died wondering . It's frustrating as the palace and city away games after awful first halves we looked good when we finally just went for it and had a go out of necessity .
Whatever the personnel it still feels like watching a team with the handbrake on, we all have players in mind we would change in an ideal world but we do have some really gifted players aswell and it should look better.


10.) 23 Aug 2018 20:43:14
We looked and played just like the last Chelsea team Jose won the title with .
We would be playing better footy in a couple of month under poch .

Could Jose get tripper to the level he is Eriksson in fact I could go on and on . Spurs are another great example of a manager getting the best out of his players .
Could poch get bailly lindelof pogba martial lukaku Sanchez Rasford playing to there potential .
If he could we would look and be a far better team than we are at the moment.


11.) 23 Aug 2018 21:24:35
I think Poch will get the best out of our players. As for kane being more mobile than Lukaku, ken, i think lukaku is a lot better player than kane. But kane gets the service.


12.) 23 Aug 2018 23:06:15
AAA.
I never mentioned footballing ability. Kane gets around the attacking half a lot more and covers more ground makes more runs mire succesful passes and more goals.
I think lukaku would look better as our whole team would with trippier and davis. I think spurs would be a lot worse off and have much less attacking threat with valencia and young as their full backs no matter what poch does.
Jred jose has had cole and marcelo widely regarded as 2 of the best lb in the world he had zanetti widely regarded as one of the best rb's so he can and has done it.

Would spurs be as good a team if you replaced their full backs with b alencia and young. I don't think so because no matter what poch did valencia and young can't do what they do.
How many passes does erickson play to trippier in the final third? Lots i'd say. How often do they overlap son co? Lots i'd say. Does pogba have such options? no i'd say do sanchez martial rashford and mata have that support? No i'd say.
Team game our best players don't have the right supporring cast to shine imo.
Some of that is down to jose and some down to the fact that those guys can't play like many want them to they are just not able to.


13.) 24 Aug 2018 09:13:53
Again Ken spurs are playing well as a team . That's the sign of a good manager .
I can't remember many people lauding tripper a season or 2 ago but he has fitted in great, just like a lot of the other spurs players . It's not a coincident. Would he of done that under Jose? Look at the farce we have seen with Shaw another player who played great under poch.

Son is doing well is he a far better player than Miki? Is Eriksson far better than pogba a or Sanchez? Not imo but poch has him playing at the top of his game .
Davis or aurier you failed to mention are the other fullback

Good management by poch, people see a team playing well and think it's easy all there players are great . but the truth is all there players are playing well.
Ours aren't.


14.) 24 Aug 2018 18:24:03
Correct jred our best players are not playing great because they don't have the same outlets or support that theirs do.


15.) 25 Aug 2018 07:43:26
Yet we still finished above Spurs by several points last season who also won nothing again. Just sayin to temper the discussion a little.


16.) 25 Aug 2018 09:07:18
Ken
Lol yer that's what it is. I wish u had been my manager excuse after excuse.


 

 

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.

Attack Attack Attack

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.

Attack Attack Attack

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.


 

 

 

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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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07 Oct 2018 16:12:53
Ross. Our midfield is too slow and ponderous and is not in the same league as the top teams. But when he plays Matic and Mctominay or matic and fellaini as holding midfielders, our game grinds to a halt.
I'm watching Chelsea, new manager, bought a fantastic holding midfielder, jorginho, moved Kante to the middle to inject energy and revitalized Barkley. They are playing the best football in the PL at present. I am seriously worried for our lot when we play them, if we try to defend with 11, we'll be thrashed.
I am so annoyed that the club has wasted 6 years on moyes, lvg and Mourinho and we're nowhere near good enough. Trust me, the next few matches are going to show how far behind we are.

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07 Oct 2018 12:31:29
I agree with Fresh that Mourinho's time is up. The next few matches will show how far we are behind the top sides.
Our central defence is not up to the task. This is lvg and Mourinho's fault. They have not bought or promoted anyone to form a good central defence partnership.
Our cb's change every week, how could we build a strong foundation if the cb's are changing week in week out? All top teams have settled cb partnerships, we haven't had this since Rio and Vidic. Until we solve this problem, we will always struggle.

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07 Oct 2018 12:25:28
Ken, i could not disagree more with you on this point. Mctominay and Rashford were both useless yesterday, and in my opinion, Mctominay should not be anywhere near our first team, he simply is not good enough, will he make City, liverpool, Real, Barcelona first teams?
However, for Mourinho to single them out in the after match conference is the worst man management i have seen in any walk of life. It does not help in any shape or form.
Matic, Smalling were complete waste of time too, so should Mourinho have attacked them as well, and add Bailly to that list too. It is not a matter of being critisized, but there's a constructive way of doing it, and Mourinho's methods are not working.

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07 Oct 2018 12:10:14
Agreed Danny, but i thought Matic played well last year until the last two months, so he shielded the defence. Agree on Mata, but i thought Pogba was the difference when he was allowed a free role. Also, it shows how well Martial can play and how Rashford has gone backwards.
Rashford, was so frustrating, making wrong decisions and missing two guilt edged chances. But he'll learn as he's young. I feel we need a specialized attack coach to develop our front line and work on finishing.
We cannot get carried away. This was Newcastle United, they've got two points and are looking like relegation candidates. Yet, they made us look poor in the first 30mins. Our defence tactically was pure shambles. The first goal was Sunday league and complete amateur defending from the whole team.
Mctominay is an average midfielder at best, he's not even good enough to play for United in midfield, but to play him as cb in two matches, was non sensical.
But loved the way the team was allowed freedom in the 2nd half. As you say, it took desperation for Mourinho to let this happen, which is frustrating.

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06 Oct 2018 20:52:44
Pogba changed the game in 2nd half as he had a free roll. I thought fellaini made a difference to.

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