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Team: Manchester United

Where from: Northen Ireland, county Derry/Londonderry

Favourite player: Cristiano Ronaldo

Best team moment: Going to the stadium of light to see united vs Sunderland and witness the debut of adnan.

Interests: Rugby, Football, Tennis, Formula 1 and school work.


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11 Dec 2018 12:06:42
Garner and greenwood trained with first team today.


1.) 11 Dec 2018 16:28:18
They have also travelled with the first team. The under 19s are playing but maybe this is a sign they will be with the first team? Be interesting. Mason looks one hell of a talent.

2.) 11 Dec 2018 23:54:46
Jose has said Garner will be on the bench and Greenwood will be 19th man in case someone gets injured. Shame for him as I think he deserves a game based on his form this season even if he’s not quite ready.

3.) 12 Dec 2018 16:14:31
Its promising they're getting into the squad. Might be too soon but worth a look.

4.) 12 Dec 2018 19:00:54
Both on the bench, regardless of score/ result I’d love to see these kids get a chance.



29 Jul 2018 17:00:32
#WonderDogSparky has made a reference about a move to Manchester. My guess is Willian.


1.) 29 Jul 2018 21:08:15
Just what we need. Old and busted.

2.) 29 Jul 2018 21:34:52
Far from old and busted Mort. If he can play with more consistency we'll have one hell of a player mate.

3.) 29 Jul 2018 21:43:54
True but he’s 29 so would have hoped he’d have that mastered by now.

4.) 29 Jul 2018 21:49:44
Great player. Would be a great addition if it happened.

5.) 29 Jul 2018 21:55:22
Fair side but some people will point out Willian's inconsistencies as the reason not to sign him but would want Perisic, who has the same issue and is arguably not needed as much.

6.) 29 Jul 2018 22:00:03
There are reports that Madrid have put in a joint bid for him and Courtois.

Ed002 if you are around do you happen to know if there is any truth on this?

Thank you.

{Ed002's Note - Chelsea will want a lot more than a few joints.}

7.) 29 Jul 2018 22:38:16
If he can play with more consistency. Which is why Chelsea fans are happy to see him go.

8.) 29 Jul 2018 23:50:54
worst winger at the world cup subbed most games hope we stay well clear.

9.) 30 Jul 2018 07:39:34
Raheem Sterling might have a claim on that title.

10.) 30 Jul 2018 09:28:07
He turns 30 on the 9th of August. His game is heavily based around pace, which he will likely start to lose in the next couple of years. He also struggles to play with consistency, which as many have pointed out if he hasn't learned that by 30 then he probably won't.

Is he better than what we have? Yeah, when he's on form. However, he clearly isn't worth what we would have to pay for him. And if we sign him he will be viewed as a poor signing when reflected on.

11.) 30 Jul 2018 07:04:35
That was really funny Ed!

12.) 30 Jul 2018 14:27:42
Willian will provide much needed balance on the right side. Mata, Lingard aren’t right wingers, Sanchez obvs isn’t going to play over there so I’d say it improves us as a team.

13.) 30 Jul 2018 19:26:25
Of course you are spot in WRD.
He will provide balance will go outside his man and cross. Great deadball delivery too.
60m is well more than his market value but when was the last time we paid market value for anybody.
As per ed002 we paid miles more than any club were prepared to pay for shaw for martial for pogba for lukaku for lindelof for ibra for sanchez both in wages. Us overpaying is nothing new which is why we can't get rid of players when we need to.
Willian will make us better imo. If we win trophies with him it will be money well spent if we don't i'm sure shappy will let us know😁.

14.) 30 Jul 2018 20:56:40
Yes Ken. The negativity on this site is frankly ridiculous. I paddle in their general direction.

15.) 30 Jul 2018 23:37:00
Most importantly, tho. Will he be a big enough signing for Red Man?

16.) 31 Jul 2018 00:16:09
Luke shaw is pretty big but we already have him on our books.

17.) 31 Jul 2018 17:52:30
All that cash but the board don't back the manager?



02 Jul 2018 16:44:09
Sam Johnstone to West Brom for £6.5 million rising to £10million if all add ons are met according to Simon Stone.
Great deal for all parties if true.


1.) 02 Jul 2018 21:50:58
Good luck to the lad. Good club and a good move.

2.) 03 Jul 2018 01:22:23
He’s a good keeper too imo, just needs a chance.

3.) 03 Jul 2018 09:29:18
The Villa fans seem gutted about this, he had a great season for them and is now going to a rival, good luck to the lad.

4.) 03 Jul 2018 12:37:42
Very good deal. Makes a change to get good money for selling someone especially young player with potential. Good keeper, hope we got a sell on clause too as I don't see him being at west brom long term.



30 Jun 2018 11:56:50
Reports coming out of France that we've made an offer to Fekir. I doubt we've made an offer to him as well we need lyon's permission. But just shows how good Ed002's info is, he stated last week that we'd been offered him.


1.) 30 Jun 2018 12:55:15
What would be his best position and where would ge fit into the starting 11?

2.) 30 Jun 2018 13:01:02
Could understand why we would look to him, although I don't think he's proven himself worthy of the supposed price tag in the French league, as he is one of the rare left footed top forwards in Europe. If we wanted to play two narrow/ inside forwards (whatever they're called) off Lukaku he could actually play in the right channel. Could be seen as somewhat of an alternative to Bale in that respect.

3.) 30 Jun 2018 13:15:56
Maybe coming in from the right onto his left?
Severely doubt there is absolutely anything in the rumour but thought I’d pass it on.

4.) 30 Jun 2018 13:44:11
May be is seen as a replacement of Mata, who may still leave.

5.) 30 Jun 2018 13:47:00
Interesting read in the irish mirror today by Samuel Luckhurst on Fekir to United. No idea how much is true mind you.

6.) 30 Jun 2018 17:26:23
just what we need another wide player to cut in because we are short in that department.

7.) 30 Jun 2018 17:12:20
Ed spot as usual with his info. I am a fan of fekir but not sure he is what we need. He can play on the right so could solve that problem area. Would rather we had someone with more pace such as bale as it would give us better balance. However, fekir is great from set pieces and woulld help us get the most out of lukaku’s attributes in the air. Interesting to see what happens.

8.) 30 Jun 2018 23:05:54
Its probably Lyon starting rumours to get the scouse back in.

9.) 01 Jul 2018 09:45:26
More than likely Mort but it just backed up wht Ed002 stated and I thought I’d share. I agree there’s likely nothing in it, but it is interesting.

10.) 01 Jul 2018 13:38:33
Its an interesting rumour. He'd be a decent signing. And gazumping the scouse would be comical.

11.) 04 Jul 2018 19:13:21
Ronaldo will be Mata's replacement 😆😆.



16 Apr 2018 23:30:21
With Jose talking about players not showing consistency, does anyone think we may be about to see wholesale changes against bournemouth? Shaw might get a game. I'm seems with his comments about some players already not being considered for the spurs game that he's maybe ready to get rid of a few? I for one would love to see a couple of the younger lads included on Wednesday. After all he said a spectacular performance would keep a player in the team.

Do we think he's challenging the likes of pogba and Sanchez to prove they want to play in the big game to get more from them, or could we actually be surprised and see some of the younger lads? I know what option I'd go with.


1.) 17 Apr 2018 07:05:52
I think it’s really interesting. The club needs to decide to back the current manager again or change manager. Unless there is a change of manager I doubt you’ll see Shaw next season. If he gets a game it will be to place him in the shop window.

Personally, I think Mourinho has done a good job. 6th to 2nd is progress. That said I am not a fan of Mourinho’s approach as a manager. I think he develops his CV more than players.

2.) 17 Apr 2018 09:45:14
I would seriously like to see a younger and explosive team for Bournemouth game. Give them a chance and see if they can handle the pressure. Forget the luxury of senior players except for key ones.
I’d rather the younger ones play attacking and pace than the slow overly careful game by some of the senior players. What’s to lose? At the worse we are still 2 point ahead of the scousers! The PL title is already lost so as long as we are in top 4 what the hell?
We need to identify which are the young players who can come into first team and what better opportunity to see how they perform? Maybe the senior players can learn a little from them?

3.) 17 Apr 2018 09:46:24
I think the club is backing Jose and a third season will see what he can really do. We’re not blind, the current back four is nowhere near good enough to win a title, so full back and centre halves are a priority as is an improved midfield. Matic cannot play effectively every single week and I’d love to see Martial paired with Lukaku up top with Sanchez supporting.

4.) 17 Apr 2018 20:49:25
Why would playing younger players make us more attacking? I think the managers tactics and instructions are as much the problem as anything.

5.) 18 Apr 2018 10:32:13
Stand, I tend to think the younger players are more eager to impress and tend to be more fearless.

6.) 18 Apr 2018 12:44:08
Personally I would be putting Gomes and Chong in the matchday squad, give them some starts. But I'm not manager.

7.) 18 Apr 2018 13:04:42
It's very easy to say @give the young players a go' when you are a fan, if JM played a load of kids, United got beat and ended up dropping below Liverpool/ Tottenham you'd see a load of stick for him.

8.) 18 Apr 2018 14:08:12
Steve I’m not so sure I agree. If anything it would show Jose buying into the clubs traditions and would save him with some fans imo. Plus the younger lads at the moment have some real ability.

9.) 18 Apr 2018 19:21:28
Caolan, don't worry. Jose would have that fearlessness knocked out of them, double quick.

10.) 18 Apr 2018 19:35:38
Yeah but Nou we might get a good 45 minutes out of them ;-)

11.) 19 Apr 2018 13:07:13
Why so much negativity towards Jose?
The team has improved on last year, enough to overtake all the teams that were ahead of us except City and there is nothing we can do about that, all Jose can do is continue to improve United.
As for young players McTimony has been introduced into the first team squad, Rashford has 40+ appearances (yes about half as sub but he's still very young) .

12.) 19 Apr 2018 15:42:01
LVG played loads of youngsters and we were terrible.




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06 Mar 2019 22:46:18
I said it before we needed to be brave and we needed to be clinical. Lukaku was brilliant tonight, and the stones on Rashford to take that pen.

Once bailly went off we defended really well, it's a shame but it was a good move from ole to get him off. Smalling and lindelof were super and when called upon Dave was there (gave me a damn heart attack when he punched that ball) .

This is the greatest football club in the world.


1.) 07 Mar 2019 04:28:43
Bailly is short of confidence. He is not sensing the danger.
Hopefully he too can turn it around like many have done.

2.) 07 Mar 2019 09:13:03
Thing with bailly is he is liability I love the guy his no nonsense not giving a monkey's attitude when defending is top

But there is something that makes me nervous when he's playing.



05 Mar 2019 22:37:40
Ajax just proved nothing is impossible. What a brave performance and they were absolutely clinical.

Early goal tomorrow and anything can happen.


1.) 06 Mar 2019 04:45:33
From United's perpective, it is difficult to expect a top performance considering most of them haven't played together.

I really hope we don't suffer a mauling.
Or the plastics will come out in full force.

2.) 06 Mar 2019 09:22:53
100% a tough ask, but Ajax were given no chance last night. Stranger things have happened, hopefully we take the game to PSG tonight. I’d throw them and start an attacking youth player like Chong or greenwood, someone they more than likely won’t know much about.



05 Mar 2019 11:07:18
A very youthful squad heading over to Paris. Greenwood, garner, Gomes and Chong included. Also Brandon Williams has been called up for the first time too, a young left back who's just stepped up into the 23s.

Regardless of the result this is a chance for ole to see some of these kids in action and see how they handle playing in a big game. It's a really tough ask for them, but it will a great opportunity for them, hopefully no overreactions if we do concede a few. As long as we see a fully committed performance I'll be happy enough.


1.) 05 Mar 2019 11:51:00
good post Caolan, out of that group of young lads I can only see garner or chong starting but hopefully we see gomes and greenwood as well, like you said i'm not expecting too much result wise just a fully commited effort from the lads.

2.) 05 Mar 2019 12:22:37
It will probably be :
Lukaku, Rash and Dalot up front.
Fred, McTominay and Peirera in midfield.
Shaw, Lindelof, Smalling and Young in defense.

Chong/ Greenwood from the bench hopefully.

3.) 05 Mar 2019 13:06:45
I think we could see greenwood play, Only a guess though. Ole has namedropped him a lot from his first day in charge. Maybe play him on the right? But it would make sense to start with the side TRD has suggested. But we have nothing to lose and I won’t complain if we see a lot of these kids.

4.) 05 Mar 2019 14:15:27
I think we’ll see a back 3 tomorrow. Midfield is very weak, and we need some protection behind them. Our best bet is to use Rashford and Lukaku to hit them on the break.

5.) 05 Mar 2019 15:54:22
When Rashford burst onto the scene he was thrust into a European Game 2nd leg with us 2-1 down and scored 2. He then scored 2 against our next opponents Arsenal.

Well here we are again. Down in Europe and Arsenal up next. Greenwood to match or better Rashford’s start with 2 hat-tricks. One can only dream.

6.) 05 Mar 2019 17:50:54
Worth a cheeky tenner surely.

7.) 05 Mar 2019 17:53:00
Its a ridiculous idea because we all know you can't win anything with kids 😁.



03 Mar 2019 19:59:01
Yesterday showed just how important lukaku is to this side. I get he's not everyone's cup of tea. He does have a touch like a curb, and is awkward but one thing which can not be denied is his ability to score goals.
Both his goals yesterday were superb, he didn't even need to look at the goal, that's the sort of striking instinct we don't have.

He already has 40 goals for the club. If we give him chances he will score, and for that reason I still think he will have a big role for us going forward.


1.) 03 Mar 2019 20:41:03
Yep, he’s a top class goal scorer.

I think he was going through some personal issues over the last few months, and his confidence looked shot. But he’s back on form now, and showing why he’s such an important player for us. He works his backside off, and is willing to put in a shift regardless of what the manager asks. Keeping Lukaku, Rashford, and Martial at the club is crucial going forward.

2.) 03 Mar 2019 20:45:27
Agreed, i see him as an "outsized" in the most respectful way inside the box goalscorer. Usually, vardy, aguero, salah etc are a certain size so big rom is expected to be a Heskey, quinn, crouch etc but he's not . he's a six yard box poacher. he was on the wing lately and did well. i like his tenacity. He's not my ideal player for united but my hat's off to him.

3.) 03 Mar 2019 21:02:11
Ive been darting the same. He needs to adapt as the manager said but he is works hard every day according to the manager.

4.) 03 Mar 2019 21:30:08
Lukaku will never have the first touch of Messi. Yet over many years he has proven to be an effective goalscorer. Personally I think he has bulked up too much, and that is slowing him down and making his control worse. If he can get a good conditioning coach over the summer and he can slim down, keep his strength but lose some of the size he will be much better suited to play in the system Ole wants.

5.) 03 Mar 2019 21:38:20
Loved it in yesterday’s game when a Southampton player jumped into Lukaku to tackle him as he was running down the right wing. The player just bounced of him and Big Rom didn’t even break stride.
We need him for his goal tally. He can get some good finishes plus get all the scruffy ones that generally Rashford and Martial don’t get.

6.) 03 Mar 2019 22:29:29
I’ve watched his last 4 goals, so many times and they’ve all been brilliant. Off course he will miss chances, all strikers do. But I think he gets what it means to be at united, and there’s no reason he can’t average between 25 and 30 a season for us, numbers that were deemed incredible until Messi and Ronaldo starting taking the biscuit.

7.) 04 Mar 2019 05:16:42
Lukaku is the most physically dominant forward in our team. We need players with different attributes. Otherwise, we will be predictable.
He also gives everything on the pitch.
Therefore he is very essential for our team.

8.) 04 Mar 2019 08:09:40
I’m a big fan of his. He does have deficiencies which everybody is familiar with but I really like his attitude. He seems like a really down to earth and humble guy and he loves scoring goals. He needs to get himself back to the agile player he was in his final season at Everton. His attributes give us something different to our squad. I wouldn’t sell him but he will have to realise he may not always be first choice.



28 Feb 2019 10:04:24
Great to see young Garner get his debut last night. Ed001 I just want to ask if you have heard much about garner and what sort of potential he has?

Also shame greenwood didn't make the bench last night as he was there. That kid looks mustard.


{Ed001's Note - he is meant to be the next bright young thing to come out of the academy. There are very high hopes of him, he is supposed to be better than McTominay, potential-wise.}

1.) 28 Feb 2019 11:00:56
Wasn't McTominay written off by the club at one stage and then he grew significantly physically and thus was given a chance by the club ed1? Also ed1 what is your opinion on McTominay. I think he can be a really useful squad player especially as he would be homegrown.

2.) 28 Feb 2019 11:25:26
yeah deependra he was deemed to small.

but so was scholes and he turned out ok.

3.) 28 Feb 2019 11:29:19
McT is a good squad player nothing else, i would not put much pressure on him right now and expect great things out of him, let him learn at his pace and do basic things right first.

As for Garner i have seem him play at many occasions and concur with what OLE has said, he is very intelligent with his passing and his positional sense is brilliant considering his age, need to see how he performs at senior level though.

Greenwood was injured and hence was left out.

Another Academy lad that i have high hopes of is Aliou Traore.

4.) 28 Feb 2019 11:58:55
For me the best academy lad coming through is Ethan Laird. Only small but stocky and quick.

5.) 28 Feb 2019 12:49:24
How is arnau puigmal getting on?

6.) 28 Feb 2019 13:20:48
Rw last I saw of Puigmal was him playing right back. But he’s still getting called up to Spanish 19s too.

I really can’t wait to see Greenwood get his chance, he has it all.

7.) 28 Feb 2019 14:31:18
McTominay is the modern version of Darren Fletcher. Think he a solid squad player. Fletcher became a pretty decent player and I think McTominay will too.

8.) 28 Feb 2019 15:58:35
Ed001, how much potential do you feel McTominay has, and what type of player do you see him becoming long term?

{Ed001's Note - I expect him to end up a Matic-type player in the long term or even a centre back. He is very defensively responsible but lacks mobility. With his height he could make a very good ball playing central defender, if he can learn the positional side of the game.}

9.) 28 Feb 2019 17:25:23
I hadn't been that impressed with McTominay offensively, but he has been fairly responsible with the ball the last two games. Not exactly creative, but steady enough.

10.) 01 Mar 2019 10:22:10
Mctominay does the job asked of him. But his lack of quality on the ball means he can be our squad player only.




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16 Apr 2019 18:43:32
3-4 top quality players and supplement the rest of the squad with youth. Garner, Chong, Gomes and greenwood were superb last night for the 23s. Those 4 deserve more minutes and I’d rather them play ahead of some of the experienced players we have here who are just picking up a very hefty pay packet.




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29 Mar 2019 09:25:43
He said they will be staying with him.




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10 Feb 2019 17:25:02
I’ve not actually seen him play, can anyone shed any light to what type of a player he is?


{Ed025's Note - i think he is lined up to replace fenandinho at city next season caolan..



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06 Feb 2019 10:22:42
I’m fairly sure another reason why Fellaini has been moved on is down to the fact some of the younger midfielders like garner will be getting a chance at some stage. I think we should play Gomes on Saturday.




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03 Feb 2019 14:05:45
Completely different type of player to Jesse, I’d say off the ball jesse is better at finding space etc. But when it comes to 1v1s sancho is better.





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22 Apr 2019 22:15:48
A case of too many cooks then ed? So with regards to the scouting, if phelan is appointed would it be him who sets the scouts assignments, ie the type of player wanted, and would reports then go to him? Sorry for the questions. Not sure how this works at all!

Thanks for explaining.




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22 Apr 2019 21:07:13
Please pardon my ignorance ed, but is it usually a case of one or the other (DoF or technical director) with clubs or do you sometimes see clubs having one each? The only reason I ask is technical director sounds quite limited?



{Ed002's Note - If the club has a strange organisation like Arsenal you could have both - but that has fouled up their recruitment.}



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22 Apr 2019 16:35:34
People forget how good ole was. He missed nearly 3 years due to injuries. He scored numerous big goals in the club’s history, not just that goal in Barcelona. Top player and a hero to many. Deserving of legend status.




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22 Apr 2019 12:21:51
Danny are you happy watching the same half arsed performances from the same players every week? I made a post yesterday in the match posts. Is martial doing anything greenwood or Chong couldn’t at the moment? Is Matic doing anything garner couldn’t do?

I would rather see these kids given a chance than watch the same old rubbish.




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22 Apr 2019 01:09:31
I just pray we see mason greenwood play between now and the end of the season. Not good enough from our attacking players. In fact just play the damn kids, they’ll show more fight than that lot today.