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05 Jan 2020 08:35:37
I've been told that there are more than just pogba want to leave us.

It's not really a lot to do with the manager and a lot of the players feel the running of the club from top to bottom is not set up to succeed.

Recent players utd brought into there u18s now want to leave.


1.) 05 Jan 2020 10:05:24
I can understand why established players would want to leave or not join but surely this is the best time ever for u18s/ youth to be at the club.

Why go to other big clubs where you have almost no chance to play. If these reports are true, youth players seem to have way too much ego these days.

Why not work hard, establish yourself here and if we're still not a champions league team by the time your 23-25, then move on.

Just like Angel Gomes, he could have signed a contract this year and had so many games this season like Greenwood, McTominay and Williams. But instead he's had his head turned by Barcelona. Does he genuinely think he's going to get more gamtime there?

2.) 05 Jan 2020 11:51:45
Pogba and Matic both want to leave apparently.
According to today's rumours, club is interested in Raul Jimenez and Ruben Neves from Wolves. (Maybe Ed002 know something if there is some truth? Some weeks ago there were rumours that Wolves owners hd some financial issues) .
My guess is that until end of January we will be linked with 2 new players every day. Then on the last day of the transfer window, we LL make a ridiculously low offer for a couple of players which will be duly rejected. Ed will then be happy when the clicks and Stoney will tell us that the club did its best to sign new players but didn't manage.

{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of any approach to Wolves and certainly they will not be looking to sell Neves in January but Wolves want to replace one of their strikers, probably Cutrone, with Hee-Chan Hwang so something may be possible with Raul. I am not aware of any approach to Wolves.}

3.) 05 Jan 2020 13:01:52
If something is possible with Raul, I would go all out for him, but I doubt the club is looking at him, they have little awareness of quality and availability rather looking at qualities like being young and English. I fully expect another amateurish disappointing window.

4.) 05 Jan 2020 13:28:48
Raul Jimenez would be close to if not my top pick for a striker for us. He ticks so many boxes. EPL proven, experienced, plays at a high level consistently, very good in the air and with his back to goal.

He would give us a totally different option.

However, because he would be such a good option you know the club simply won't go for him.

5.) 05 Jan 2020 17:31:11
Are there any good players left at the club that would want to leave.

Pogba is one of the few quality players we have. I doubt the likes of AWB and rashford would want to leave.

The others can leave if they want, won't be much of a loss.

6.) 05 Jan 2020 17:48:34
No decent player in their right mind would want to move to United at the moment.

7.) 05 Jan 2020 23:24:39
All the players want to leave, including Pogba and Matic. Don't let the door hit you on the way out chaps. These guys are not the future of the club. Maximise the price we can get and move on.



03 Dec 2019 10:56:44
So it has started, the media applying the pressure.

Ole loses the next 2 and he will be sacked.

The board will bottle it and not see through their plan, when will the club learn.

Really hope he wins the next 2 and the club back him with the reset.


1.) 03 Dec 2019 11:46:01
I for one hope he is sacked. His record since being appointed is disgraceful. His club legend status isn’t relevant and we are in a relegation dog fight at the moment.

2.) 03 Dec 2019 11:52:12
The media don't need to apply pressure. The man is struggling. The team is struggling. We all hope we can win the next two games but if we don't, we are coming up on his one year anniversary in charge of the club and there is nothing to be positive about!

It's in Ole's hands and has been since he took over. His win record is appaling and we consistently look average. Yes there's blame to be aimed at every area of the club, but the man got his dream job and he's ballsing it up.

Lose the next 2 and we'll be in the bottom 3rd. How is that even remotely acceptable?

3.) 03 Dec 2019 11:53:05
It's the media though. According to ed02 the club aren't looking at a change, unless there's a massive shift then I can't see ole going. It's up to everyone to decide if that's a good or bad thing. Side note for tomorrow, watch how the media kiss Jose's butt now he's not united boss 😂.

4.) 03 Dec 2019 13:35:14
What do you mean by massive shift? In what? The results aren’t getting any better!

5.) 03 Dec 2019 13:52:27
So if you hope he gets sacked, then you're hoping we lose the next two games to facilitate that? Am I reading this right?

6.) 03 Dec 2019 15:02:03
He needs sacking end of. his excuses are becoming more and more desperate. The football is awful, his win percentage is terrible and we are going backwards rapidly.
I was never in favour of him getting the job, just because he won the first 10 games he gets the job, absolutely crazy. The club should of evaluated his position at the end of the season like they said they were going to and in my opinion I think he has lost some of the players in the dressing room.

7.) 03 Dec 2019 15:31:48
I’m really not sure whether he should go now or not.

Can’t see any other manager doing any better with the weak midfield we have and players seem to be trying for him.

However. He’s not a long term answer and still looks very naive with tactics etc.

So do we stay patient while he rebuilds or get someone else to do it?

Though more I think about it, more coming down on side of bringing in more proven manager to oversee it all.

8.) 03 Dec 2019 15:50:34
Wallace, you can't see any manager doing better with that squad? There 91 managers in the football league who would fancy themselves to do a better job. There are some very good coaches available. This argument that no one could do better than Ole is quite frankly ridiculous.

9.) 03 Dec 2019 15:49:52
I meant a massive shift in the clubs thinking. They say they are backing ole and have no intention to sack him, that needs to change dramatically and I'm not sure it will.

10.) 03 Dec 2019 16:21:48
Gotcha norn iron red.

11.) 03 Dec 2019 16:35:20
Big V, the club didn’t have a plan for him that’s the thing. Knee jerk reaction to a few wins against poor sides.

12.) 03 Dec 2019 20:09:00
Who thought that OLE was the right person to manage United? He was rubbish at Cardiff and OK at Molde. We ha e had LVG and Mourinho who are massive managers in their own right, how was OLE going to be better It was a knee jerk reaction and he should have had until the end of the season as acting, while those in charge actually used the time to get the right person. Now we will probably sack him and make another mistake. Time now is to keep him until the summer and tell whoever (Poch), to tell us his vision and make moves to get the players he might want?

13.) 04 Dec 2019 09:26:36
In his first five seasons, check Fergie's final league positions. Apart from the second we always finished 10th or eleventh.

14.) 04 Dec 2019 10:38:08
Relegation dog fight?
What planet are you on?
If we win tonight we will go above Spurs in to 5th place, how is that a relegation dog fight?

15.) 04 Dec 2019 11:26:30
There is no way i think we will be relegated but loose tonight wee are within 4 points of drop zone so and dropping fast so while its hardly a dog fight we are showing relegation form over our last 25 games or so.
Results need to imorove.
Tonight would be a great time to start.

16.) 04 Dec 2019 11:33:16
Holy mother of yellow bellied cowards is this rubbishzen?

Ole has a very difficult job of rebuilding pretty much an entire team against the backdrop of a useless player acquisition manager a. k. a Woodward. A bunch of "we want it now, spit my dummy out whiny bugger" Fans.

You need Youth players brought through to keep the heart of the club, you need experienced players to coach and guide these young players whilst out on the pitch.

You need stable Manager and coaching staff to create consistency.

We have not been right since SAF retired. We have tried pretty much everything but what OLE is trying to do. All else has failed.

We were told this plan will take time to implement and to come to fruition. 1 year is not enough. 2 - 3 years should be when you start seeing some solid success. Success breeds success. Youth players seeing a club that supports their youth will be more happy to join our ranks, experienced players seeing a club that prides themselves on their experienced players molding their youth so aren't just their for a quick fix.

A truly stable team rarely needs to panic buy, rarely needs to pay well over the odds just to encourage a player to come to them.

Patience people. Honestly people have Zero staying power these days. Yes the club is "privately owned" and they want a return however sometimes you just have to wait for it like everyone else.

The glaziers already make millions on our identity and existing fan base. Allowing the actual club to rebuild is just good business since it will create a stable business.

bah so annoyed at the lack of faith out there at the minute.



25 Nov 2019 22:40:59
Ed was arguing in the stands with David gill and Mr Fergie.

There have been rumblings that there is a lot of the hierarchy at loggerheads over the solskjaer appointment.

Apparently it is Mr Ferguson keeping ole and Mike in there jobs and time is running out.

Ed has apparently recognized his mistake in appointing ole and wants to change the manager.

How reliable this info is I don't know but it is what I have been told.


1.) 25 Nov 2019 22:46:29
The great man himself would struggle to get a tune out of this lot.

Ultimately wether Ed does recruitment or not he's the top boss and the one who's mismanagement has led to this.

2.) 26 Nov 2019 00:40:03
Sorry but I disagree Utd Road. I think Fergie in his prime would havs had no trouble making sure the current squad played with passion and commitment from the first whistle not just from the 70th minute and he would not consistently make mistakes like Ole did on Sunday by ceding midfield to the opposition. Secondly I am pretty sure he would have signed top midfielder in the past summer transfer window as this is our weakest area and has been for years.

3.) 26 Nov 2019 02:36:22
Salford, you do remember the years we went when Fergy decided not to buy a midfielder? He also played many mat he's with 2 in midfield against 3. Sometimes it worked, sometimes it didn't.

4.) 26 Nov 2019 04:36:00
Yes Dodgy,
Scholes even had to come out of retirement to add numbers in midfield lol :)

5.) 26 Nov 2019 11:22:31
Were they actually arguing or is this yet another ploy from the media to stir things up again.

I doubt that those three would have an argument in public.

6.) 26 Nov 2019 11:25:08
Salford, it's Woodward's job to sign players, not Ole's, so the failure to sign a midfielder is on him.

SAF at his peak might have got better out of this squad, but SAF in his first 10 years at Utd wouldn't have done any better. SAF was given time and allowed to learn and grow, if we want to ever have another manager build that kind of long term success and legacy like SAF, we need to give managers time and support, not keep looking for instant results. More importantly, we need someone competant in charge of signings etc.

7.) 26 Nov 2019 12:04:37
the difference is fergie was already a top manager before coming to utd after what he achieved with aberdeen in scotland and europe.

8.) 26 Nov 2019 13:04:32
Ogs is not a very good football manager. His record proves that.

9.) 26 Nov 2019 16:10:27
OGS is beloved by United fans for his service as a PLAYER not a manager. People need to be realistic in the fact that OGS isn't the manager to take this club forward, his managerial experience wasn't there to begin with, he and the team had the new manager fever which brought great initial results but as soon as he was offered the job it went downhill.

I want OGS to succeed as much as anyone but its just not going to happen. The club will do nothing but regret getting Poch or Allegri whilst they're available. Give Poch the backing he deserves and he will flourish.

10.) 26 Nov 2019 18:06:00
How will he flourish? Questionable transfer record. Can't handle pressure. I don't think he's tactically that great compared to others.

11.) 26 Nov 2019 22:02:28
Guys yes Fergie had time to mould a team but he also had to build a new infrastructure from the academy right up. Ole has not had to do that. Rashford and Greenwood etc are part of Fwrgies legacy. The fact that Ole pucks young players from the Academy teams is also because of the influence Fergie had on him. Yes it is relatively early days to judge Ole but his managerial background doesn't bear comparison to Fwrgies. Yes it is Woodwards job to get the players the manager wants but it's Oles job to coach the players, hi e the team a definable shape and way of playing. It is Oles job not to wait until we are two down against Sheffield Utd who are not worldbeaters and then in desperation go all out attack and get lucky. Honestly which of the top four teams in the Premier leagues of England Spain Italy or Germany would take Ole of he was sacked. We all know the answer. Not one would. That tells you all you need to know.

12.) 27 Nov 2019 14:52:06

So when he does something right he gets lucky but when he does something wrong he’s useless? Am I right?

13.) 27 Nov 2019 23:05:24
No GDS it's not like that. As I said he gambled because he got the system we were playing wrong and got lucky. More importantly we should NEVER be two down and playing so poorly to a team like Sheffield Utd. That is largely due to his poor management.



23 Nov 2019 09:23:22
Hi Eds

I've been told united are trying to sign florentino luis from Benfica.

Wonder if you have an update regarding his future?

Thanks in advance.


{Ed002's Note - No, there are other DM players which are more likely. He was previousl;y of interest to JM of course.}

1.) 23 Nov 2019 11:49:04
Ed002, Which other DM's are targets?

{Ed002's Note - Eric Dier (DM) bereft of any ideas Manchester United have returned to another Mourinho target and made an enquiry to a third party about whether or not he would be open to a move as a replacement for Nemanja Matic. Now interest from another side and won't happen.
Declan Rice (DM) could also look to him again but very unlikely.
Kalvin Phillips (CM) may have been watched but I would not expect anything to come of it
Emre Can (DM) scraping the barrel but Juventus will offer Mario Mandzukic and Emre Can with some cash for Paul Pogba and Tahith Chong in January.}

2.) 24 Nov 2019 13:00:52
ED002, Sounds like United have all the gear and no idea.

3.) 24 Nov 2019 13:48:10
Thanks Ed002.

4.) 24 Nov 2019 20:31:34
so basically from bad to worse.

5.) 25 Nov 2019 09:54:57
Will believe it when I see it as far as what Juventus offer.

Not a chance the club will dramatically weaken itself to those proportions.

6.) 25 Nov 2019 18:59:33
Utd Road: erm. it would appear that that is exactly what we have being doing all the way back to when Ronaldo left.



19 Nov 2019 17:20:49
I've been told that the scouting department have been looking at Donyell Malen.

How true I don't know but this is a rumour site so enjoy.


1.) 20 Nov 2019 09:13:08
Who is Donnell Malen.

2.) 20 Nov 2019 10:38:28
He's an ex-Arsenal youth player currently doing well with PSV in the Netherlands. Good young player, not sure if he is quite what we need at the moment. Still young and raw, while we need someone ready to challenge/ rotate with Martial.




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24 Feb 2020 15:34:14
I think the praise for Bruno Fernande is far to much, yes he has came in and had a few good games but for me he is just doing what is expected from that type of player.

Once we have a fully fit squad and add 2 or 3 more quality players I really do think we can challenge for trophies next season, I don't think the prem would be achievable but maybe some cup competitions.

I have been on the ropes with ole but he has maintained my support, one of the reasons why is because he is shipping out the rubbish and his buys have done well.

I think he needs someone in his team apart from Mike phelan to guide him, mike is very defensive so I think an experienced European attacking coach would help.

Final note.

Anthony martial, if you can't see an improvement in his play from last year you should stop watching football, he is not the finished article but it he keeps working hard well he could be.


1.) 24 Feb 2020 16:02:56
re martial; that's exactly the problem - he doesn't work hard.

2.) 24 Feb 2020 17:51:48
Martial can't win can he, when he does all the little things while not getting on the scoresheet, he isn't leading the line, is not good enough to be our no 9, lacks desire0. When he scores and assists, he isn't working hard enough, is too anonymous, doesn't smile, kills bunnies in his off time.

{Ed025's Note - he also shot bambi,s mum i hear CSM.. :)



25 Jan 2020 20:06:37
I don't see the point in just buying for the sake of it, if the players are not available for the right price or the style of play then so be it.

We have tried short term fixes before and they never work out.

Although I do the think glazers are a part of the problem I don't see how as businessmen they would want to let the club rot and fall down on the pitch which will then lead to a financial fall.

The reaction to our club will always be excessive and be portrayed to be so much worse and although ole probably is not the correct manager he is getting rid of the deadwood and seems to be targeting the right players.

I really do think the glazers are financially reseting the club in terms of the over inflated wage bill.


1.) 25 Jan 2020 21:40:21
BIG V - Just because money has been spent badly is not an excuse to stop spending or investing in the squad.

If Utd want to return to the top we need better players and players cost money and lots of it.

The Club need review and improve recruitment so the money is invested properly on the right players but make no mistake if we want to improve we'll have to spend and spend big!

Barcelona spent £145m on Courtinho and over £100m on Dembele but it didn't stop them from signing Greizmann because a few players hadn't worked out. Transfers can be hit and miss and I think we've also been guilty of holding onto players for far too long. If they don't perform move them on and try to find others that can.

Madrid have never been afraid to let players leave the Club they just buy new ones.

To be fair to Ole he is trying to rid the squad of players that have consistently under performed but the Club seem reluctant to move them on or replace them and Ole will likely lose his job. He's not stupid and will have known he needed replacements for Lukaku and Herrera. Maybe he took a long term view and he's been unlucky with injuries but he will have known he was in for a very hard season.

It seems to me players are viewed as investments and are judged not by their value to the playing squad rather assets of the Club.

Awarding new contracts to the likes of Rojo, Jones, Smalling etc is merely to protect their asset value and has nothing to do with their value to the team. What the Club don't seem to understand is a players value plummets when they don't play or are continually injured and their presence in the squad is of no value to the team. Nobody will buy them because their on insane wages. The players don't have to worry because even if they don't play they know they'll be offered a new contract to protect their value so the Club just ends up with lots of average players on sky high wages stealing a living.

The Club must appoint someone with some footballing experience and expertise to sort this madness out.

2.) 25 Jan 2020 21:49:58
It's not buying for the sake in buying BIG V, the club said that they will buy players in January if the ones they want are available.
We know fernandes is available, ed002 has said saul from atletico is available for €100 million I think and apparently dembele is available at a certain price, injuries permitting at Lyon. That's 3 players we have interest in, and all possibly available.
If the club were really backing ole, they would stump up the cash for fernandes and the same with Saul as we are desperately in need of midfielders.

3.) 25 Jan 2020 22:00:40
So Ole is on the way out and transfer cash is being saved up for a new manager in the summer Darv?



10 Jan 2020 22:19:26

Apparently gomes and ole have come to an agreement, not sure how true this is or what the agreement is.

Is there any updates on his contract.


{Ed002's Note - I am not going to chase around asking about contracts, sorry.}

1.) 11 Jan 2020 11:53:40
They have both agreed to leave?



09 Jan 2020 22:23:20
You know at the start of the season I was told the club want to strip the club to bare bones and reduce the wage bill by about 40%.

Now with all the players apparently leaving and no one coming in I am starting to believe this maybe true.

Has the club finally seen sense and realised there needs to be structure in terms or wages.


1.) 09 Jan 2020 23:33:20
Who told you that Big V?

2.) 10 Jan 2020 00:31:15
Theres getting a structure and sorting the wage bill out but you can't just get rid and not replace.

3.) 10 Jan 2020 01:27:45
Big v likes to report after the event occurs and states it as in the know.

4.) 10 Jan 2020 06:49:46
Strip the wage bill down while at the same time giving DDG a massive 5 year contract, making him the highest paid gk in world football? 🤔.

5.) 10 Jan 2020 08:04:09
While also extending the contracts of Jones, Young, Mata, Matic etc most of which just had a one year option activated others actually given new long term deals even though they clearly are not part of the long term plans.

While Rashford, DDG, McTominay, Henderson, Martial, Shaw etc have also been given new long term deals in the last 12 months, although I suspect the club does have a more long term view to these players.

6.) 10 Jan 2020 10:07:51
Why are they desperately trying to keep a 34 year old player coming the end of his career on 100 plus grand a week if they are trying to trim the wage bill. Makes no sense.



07 Dec 2019 22:32:47
Fair play to Ole.

I criticised his in game management and tactics before but the last 2 games he has proved he can do it.

I have said from the start let's back him and see the plan through, I hope he has won over some of the ole out opinions on here.

Also he has a very good record vs the top 6, kind of reminds me of liverpool a few years back. would turn up against top teams but then lose to the lower teams.


1.) 07 Dec 2019 23:52:04
To be fair Big V, the last two games have been superb. City barely laid a glove on us and we were deserved winners. Could and should have won by more.

2.) 08 Dec 2019 08:02:42
We should have been out of sight in the first 30 minutes.
5-6 clear cut chances.
City were carved open with our devastating counter attack.

Ole is clearly getting the best out of our front 3.

3.) 08 Dec 2019 11:29:56
TRD, front 4, Jesse seems to have rediscovered some form.

4.) 08 Dec 2019 11:55:18
Yeah Tony, his pressing and energy was really good yesterday.
However, He needs to improve his goals/ assists tally to share the burden with other forwards.

His is yet to score or assist in the league this season and that really is not a good stat. Hopefully, he has gained confidence with 2 good performances this week and kicks on.




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17 Nov 2019 09:52:05
Thanks Ed, Best hope is to win the Europa then.

Do you think he would cut it in England?


{Ed002's Note - Spurs have put a lot of effort in to scouting him and there was a push from their chief scout to add him to the squad but it never happened. So I would think so.}



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24 Oct 2019 15:52:36

I cannot find where you have said the plans have been shelved? Is there a brief reason for this?


{Ed002's Note - THis was all some time ago.}



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15 Oct 2019 07:37:48
I would not be surprised if they are selling to family? Maybe someone wants more power?




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09 Oct 2019 13:44:19
I asked my self the same question, but then I thought they will be desperate and probably pick the wrong deal.

I'm not sure if he has the ability to make any sort of impact in the premiership.




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05 Apr 2019 17:47:27

I like Bergwijn because he is flexible across the front 3, I think he would be ideal for our squad. Have watched him a lot he will need time to settle though.

I just hope we sign him.





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29 Nov 2019 07:58:21
Ed047, would you not take arteta, he has been working under Guardiola now for a while and behind the scenes apparently he is very good?


{Ed047's Note - not sure BIG V, it’s always an unknown with guys like that but he surely couldn’t be worse than the current clown.

I do like Arteta and if he was anywhere near as good as Guardiola then it would be happy days.



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19 Nov 2019 20:32:20
If ed really does want poch, I can see ole being given a senior role in recruitment and vision etc, working in tandem with poch.

Although for me i would stick with ole, no one actually knows if it would work out for poch here at utd.




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29 Oct 2019 06:27:24
Did I tell you how to support your team?

This is why I had a long break from this site before because most just want an excuse to be negative,

I know it's a site for different opinions but I hope most of out fan base don't read some of the nonsense put on here, we would be changing managers after every bad result or a poor run in form based on some opinions.


{Ed047's Note - morning BV, your initial inference was real fans support their team no matter what and someone like Jonny Blaze and no doubt countless others clearly do that come rain or shine.

Posters just have to accept it’s a world full of opinions out there and people are going to give them mate.

There’s extremes to both sides of everything and all these posts are simply words, they are just people saying how they feel, some will agree, some won’t and that’s been abundantly clear on here.

There were still differing opinions when Fergie was in his pomp.



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27 Oct 2019 09:11:34
Completely agree Shappy, I would also be interested to see Garner given a cm role in the next 3 years but once he has had a season on loan in championship.

It's good to have a member with some sense on here and not reactionary to every result.




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07 Oct 2019 18:43:08
Hey ed02

Thank for the response, I brought up the glazers as I wanted to know if they ever make any footballing decisions as everyone seems to think they have no involvement.

I think all the fans just want some clarity on who is making these decisions along with ed Woodward in picking the wrong managers and not having a clear plan for the club footballing wise.


{Ed002's Note - The owners do not make decisions about footballing matters.}