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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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11 Dec 2018 17:49:25
Quick question lads, if we signed Alderweireld would he be eligible in the next round even if spurs progressed? Someone at work was adamant the cup tied rule in Europe is gone? Could anyone confirm?


1.) 11 Dec 2018 20:47:51
No he is cup tied can't play in same cup comp for 2 different sides.

2.) 11 Dec 2018 23:05:10
I’d heard they scrapped the rule this season, could be wrong though.

3.) 11 Dec 2018 23:47:59
They have changed the rule but it dosent come into play until next season unfortunately.

4.) 12 Dec 2018 07:23:30
Let‘s be honest, we shouldn’t be in planning for the Champions League, but rather try to make sure we are part of it next year again.
Focus should definitely be the Premier League.



08 Dec 2018 17:38:07
Diogo Dalot looks a player lads. Some phenomenal crosses, I remember ed 001 saying he's very highly regarded over on the Liverpool page in the summer.

That performance was everything we wanted, everyone working hard, and working for the team. Big shoutout to lukaku, looked much sharper, had much better movement and his touch was there today. Rashford, fantastic.

But the two players who I feel made the biggest impact were Herrera and Mata. I lost count how many times Herrera won the ball back, and he really set the tone, especially first half with his pressing. Paul Pogba take note. Mata, may just be the be the most technically gifted player we have had in years, his goal was just beautiful. So many nice touches in and around the box, linked well with dalot by creating him space moving infield.

Hopefully we get a big performance from pogba on Wednesday night and a few younger lads get a chance. Great performance.


1.) 08 Dec 2018 19:27:27
Absoutely caolan

Mata and Herrera - 2 of UTDs forgotten game changers

Not the best against every team but ran astic against a team that their style suits.

Ander especially because he was one of our out n out vest players not so many seasons ago.



04 Dec 2018 14:21:27
Ken makes a great point down the page by saying we need to get rid of 8/ 9 players and go with youth the rest of the season, providing the next manager with a clean slate.
If this means the end of Jose before the season is out, well then fair enough. But it's about time this club got back to its core principles and values.
There is a few players coming through with massive potential.
Instead of buying a centre half, why not try and bring Tuanzebe back from loan? Progressing nicely I believe at Villa. Bring him back and play him.

We also have Chong who looks a big big talent, can only hope we see him very soon. A front 3 of Chong, Rashford and Martial would be exciting.

We also have youngsters like Garner, Laird, Gomes, Barlow. Now I'm not saying any of these lads are ready, or anywhere near ready, but Rashford took his chance. Some of these lads have a lot of potential. I think it's clear champions league is going to be tough to qualify for, and we don't have the tools to win it this year either imo.

Don't forget Mason Greenwood. Anyone who's watched him will know this kid is destined for big things.

Now I'm not saying we need to throw them all in at once, but I'd rather watch us start giving these younger lads a chance than watch some of the same players, who at times don't look like they care at all. I mean that regardless of who is, or isn't in charge. We need to start planning for the future now, and what better way to do so than start believing in our acadamey again.



1.) 04 Dec 2018 15:21:53
All very well but a run in a losing toxic team can be devastating for a young player. Gomes and Chong in an FA cup game here and there makes sense dependent on oppposition- Greenwood looks like he knows where the net is . a great trait for any forward, usually sticks with them through their career. you either have it or you dont.

2.) 04 Dec 2018 15:27:58
I partially agree, however you can't run before you walk.

3.) 04 Dec 2018 17:13:51
If we came out and said yeah this seasons a write off so we're going to play younger players then I'd applaud it. We need a massive clear out. There's only about 10-15 players i'd keep out of the current squad an 20% of that is goalkeepers.

4.) 04 Dec 2018 17:31:13
The thing is that we don’t really have a load of players coming through with massive potential. Our academy is in drastic need of modernisation and investment, and over the last two decades I’ve seen more than enough ‘world class’ academy players struggle to get anywhere close to the top level.

The reality is that we already have young players with massive potential in the first team, who are failing to perform at their best. A rot has set in throughout the club from the owners to the manager to the players (even to fans like me) . Either something changes, or we will end up permanent also rans.

5.) 04 Dec 2018 18:00:14
Maybe we should start with Lukaku in defence? If the ball comes anywhere near him it will bounce 20 yards away.

6.) 04 Dec 2018 19:44:54
What 8-9 players? are u guys playing fifa? 😁 what happened after all ken was advocate of mourinho saying how he has improved from Moyes and LVG despite spending over 400M and smashing wages lol.

7.) 04 Dec 2018 23:33:23
There will never be another class of 92. The game has changed. It is now completely internationalized. We need a new approach appropriate to the age. After 3 managers in succession, none of whom pursue a more modern approach and a completely shambolic transfer policy coming on top of a failure to replace top players with those of similar quality during the last years of SAF's reign, and a board that knows little to nothing about the game itself, we are now far behind the top teams of England, let alone Europe.

It is hard to see this turning around any time soon.



20 Nov 2018 20:05:05
If DDG does leave in the summer I'd totally be against going out and blowing 60 million on a keeper.
2 reasons:
1) Dean Henderson, currently on loan at Sheffield United and looking outstanding.
2) Joel Pereria another top young keeper.

Surely it would be better for us to give one of those two a chance rather than waste money that is needed in other areas?



1.) 20 Nov 2018 20:51:38
Have to disagree, Caolan. People seem to think a goalie is just an add-on. But no top team, with serious ambitions to win trophies, can do so without a top keeper. Both guys you mentioned have shown potential, but that's all it is so far. I'd be looking at someone playing in a top league, maybe 30 year old or over, that won't hinder the long-term progression of our young keepers. They'll not be reaching their peaks until well into their late 20's anyway. I'd even look at taking Kasper Schmeichel for a couple of years.

2.) 20 Nov 2018 20:46:10
I can see where you’re coming from but for me a top keeper is equally as important as a top striker. If he goes we need a top replacement, especially when our defence is so shaky at present.

3.) 20 Nov 2018 20:58:49
My thinking was that with Romero he could be used to steady the ship, and spend the money on improving the defence (obviously that’s if it’s not sorted in Jan) .

In an ideal world De Gea stays and signs a new 5 year deal. But I’m just thinking we have some quality coming through and it would be nice to see the academy produce a top keeper!

4.) 20 Nov 2018 22:49:15
Romero would be a decent replacement but if we are talking DDG quality then we will be looking forever, there isn’t anyone of his quality, Oblak would be the one I’d go for.

5.) 21 Nov 2018 01:20:37
I think Romero is a very good replacement. Better to fix the back four and have less need for a world class keeper.

6.) 21 Nov 2018 10:24:09
My instant reaction to caolan's post was to agree; but after thinking the club needs a top class solid keeper as the foundation for defence. Hark back to the strife after schmiechel went and before van de sar! we already have a defense issue so would rather get the keeper situation sorted rather than make it worse. Regarding DDG I would let him go if he wants to; every window for the last few years we have the same tripe rolled out, granted media click led, but there must be interest on his part to leave. Cash in and move on - I think it was ed002 who staed that players will come and go and that is something everyone has to accept.

7.) 21 Nov 2018 10:46:15
Of course we want world class players in every position but we have so many positions needing better players so we have to prioritise.

I'd say we need top CB, RW and two midfielders first and could probably manage with the other keepers we have if DDG leaves.

I think that goalkeeper is one of the most important positions on the pitch but we can come back to it once we've sorted these other areas first.

8.) 21 Nov 2018 14:36:07
Is DDG the best keeper in the world? Probably.

So if he leaves, whoever we sign will be a step backwards no matter how many millions we throw at it.

The problem is that most of the keepers who come close to or on occasion challenge DDG for the title of best Goalkeeper in the world are already at clubs which make them unobtainable.
Neuer at Bayern, Ederson at City, Allison at Liverpool ect. The ones who might be obtainable such as Oblak or Donnarumma will cost close to 100m in the current market.

So the question should be, do we spend the best part of 100m to ultimately be a weaker team than we are now?

For me Romero is one of the top 5-6 keepers in the EPL. (DDG, Ederson, Allison and Lloris are the only ones I would say are better than him. Even Lloris has looked shakey of late.

So I would not replace DDG if he was to leave. Especially as we have two of the best young goalkeepers in the world in Joel Pereira and Dean Henderson.

9.) 21 Nov 2018 19:36:20
I agree Shappy, we need to have a plan to bring Pereira or Henderson through if we have any fear that DDG leaves. If that means Romero for a year or so then I am happy with that as think he is better than people think. Can have a ticket but on the whole a good keeper.

10.) 21 Nov 2018 20:18:34
We bought a very young De Gea and threw him straight in why couldn't we do the same with a young Henderson or Pereira, sure we had Vidic and Ferdinand in front of him then but the we all agree we need top centre backs too. Though for me I'd break the bank to keep ddg but he may want to leave to win titles and were far from that.

{Ed002's Note - It is to do with the quality and maturity of the goalkeeper - they are not all the same.}

11.) 22 Nov 2018 11:43:29
Dave was already a first-team regular in a top Spanish side when we bought him. Henderson is playing at Sheffield Utd, and Joel is at Vitória. There's a reason for that.



08 Nov 2018 11:34:37
Alright fellas,

Been a few weeks. Great result last night, very good away performance in Europe last night. Got a few points over the last few weeks all based on players I've been very critical off.

Sanchez looks to be improving, especially down the middle. His link up play has been good, maybe worth considering him playing closer to lukaku against sides where we will dominate the ball?

Martial is showing his enormous potential, clinical in front of goal, beating men at will. What's really impressed me however is his willingness to dig in. In the first game with Juve, Cancelo got in quite a few times. Last night I can't recall his full back getting passed him. He was excellent in all aspects last night.

Finally, Lindelof has been absolutely fantastic last few weeks. More aggressive in the challenge and reading danger better. Countless clearances last night and a very important one when De Gea saved the deflected cross last night. Hopefully we get a good solid partner beside him and he will develop.

Let's take this form into Sunday and get another positive result!



1.) 08 Nov 2018 13:27:54
I've not been impressed with Sanchez but over the past two games he's shown great energy and he is creating space for our other forward players to play in.

2.) 08 Nov 2018 14:45:10
What a fantastic if unexpected result.

I was very impressed by Sanchez, his movement was good, his first touch assured, he allowed us to keep possession, build up attacks and he also pressed well from the front. He forced us to play football for a change and we didn't see as many aimless long balls needlessly surrendering possession which often happens with Lukaku up front.

Herrera brought bite and energy to the midfield. He was mobile, tenacious, worked tirelessly and provided some much needed legs around Matic.

Unfortunately Pogba was poor for the most part. He can be so wasteful at times and I'd just like him to keep things simple until he enters the final third. On the other hand I love the fact that he never hides, even when he's playing badly he always wants the ball. We simply can't deny his quality and in moments he's still capable of great skill and he played a part in both goals! Even when he plays badly he can still impact the game and my frustration is he is capable of so much more.

Martial has been lauded and whilst I think he was decent he also played in bursts like Pogba. He was ok defensively but I'd still like to see him press more aggressively without the ball. I think he can close down and press much quicker and his movement off the ball can be more intelligent. There is no doubting his quality with the ball at his feet however and all our best moments came through him. He is fast becoming one of our most important and influential players. He can still improve but his potential is frightening.

I thought Lingard's movement and pressing was excellent. He linked and interchanged dangerously with Sanchez, Martial and Pogba at times however his end product was missing. Perhaps this is understandable as he hasn't played much football recently but he injected much needed energy and intensity to the team which was lacking in the first game.

Moving forward we still lack mobility in midfield where I thought Pogba and Matic were too easily bypassed especially in the second half. We afforded them too much time and space on the ball again especially around the edge of our own box where we were slow to get out and close down. I'm not convinced Fred is the answer but we probably need some more mobility and energy instead of Matic. Maybe it's time to give Fred a chance alongside Herrera and give Matic a much needed rest.

Our improvement last night must be because we had more mobility, fluidity and intensity to our play and we pressed more aggressively. Sanchez dropping deep upset their defence and forced them to decide if they followed him dragging themselves out of position or let him turn with time on the ball. We had willing runners in Martial, Lingard and Pogba and we actually looked like a football team rather than static, rigid statues for a change. This must be the blue print moving forward if we want to be taken seriously again. The likes of Lukaku, Fellaini and Matic all still have an important role in the squad but our football must be faster and more fluid if we want to challenge the best at home and abroad.

Looking forward to the weekend I don't expect too many changes. If we are still in the game with 15-20 minutes to go then Maybe Fellaini can have a similar impact breaking into the box and being a threat from set pieces. I don't mind direct football, it can be an effective tactic but we should always strive to play football first. After last night we must believe anything is possible!

3.) 08 Nov 2018 15:04:38
Thought Sanchez was brilliant. We look far better with him pressing from the front. Like DLIB mentioned, he forces us to play a bit more because we don’t have the option of playing it long to to Lukaku. The front 3 looks for fluid and he created space for the other attackers with his movement. Sanchez is at his best collecting the ball and using his agility and ball control in tight areas. I hope Jose continues with him up front as he builds his confidence. The goals will come as the understanding with those around him and his confidence improves.

4.) 08 Nov 2018 16:40:01
Good posts. Hopefully we've turned a corner and he sticks with this set up. A few tweaks needed but its progress.




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




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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.




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17 Sep 2018 09:09:06
My guess is he’s played a very key role in atleticos recent success missingfergie.




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04 Aug 2018 11:04:57
Shappy was the idea behind signing Lindelof not using him in a back 3 with perisic as a wing back? Could still be an outside chance of that maybe? I think a back 3 of bailly and Lindelof either side of Toby would be very strong. Fosu mensah also looking decent playing there in pre season with his pace.
I doubt we will sign a wing back but maybe shaw and Mitchell could do enough on the left or young who played there for England.




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03 Aug 2018 13:07:45
It’s getting ridiculous isn’t it ed. People only hear and read what they want these days due to the media.


{Ed004's Note - Exactly. Negative comments on Utd sell papers so it won't stop anytime soon}




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12 Dec 2018 19:02:19
And the other fella fish (first name escapes me) is only 15. That current under 19’s side is excellent, I love watching Gomes.




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07 Dec 2018 19:15:16
Jred you’re taking my posts as if I’m saying Mourinho isn’t the problem here. If you looks back you’ll see me agree that we need a change. But you can’t say the players don’t deserve some criticism, because that would just be ridiculous.




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07 Dec 2018 15:58:24

Van Djik was already one of the best centre halves just needed a bigger platform. Salah was always a highly regarded player, especially from his days at Basle. Klopp has improved liverpool, no doubt about it. But players have not developed under him. Players have not developed under Pep.

Jose is not doing a brilliant job, I am not disputing that. But a bigger issue in my opinion, is players being paid an obsence amount, not giving a damn about the fans and not applying themselves. Yes Jose is not doing great but you can't say these players are giving everything to help improve. Because if pogba, sanchez and lukaku had half the work rate of herrera lingard and rashford we would be just fine.

Sir Alex used to say you could win a game if no more than 3 players were having an off day. Unfortunatley for us we have some overpaid pre madonna's who through the arms in the air when they lose the ball rather than work back for their team.

Players are as much to blame as the manager in a lot of instances. But it's always easier to blame one person rather than a large group. Manchester United is not a quick fix and everything won't be solved by just getting rid of another manger. Players need to go, and the manager does too. But let's not kid ourselves and say the players haven't been rubbish.




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07 Dec 2018 14:46:06
100% get your point Jred. However, my post is more a gripe with certain players. In fact something which irks me in modern football if I am honest. Players who decide not to give everything etc. When at the end of the day there is no substitute for working hard.
In our scenario I think we have a split dressing room, some behind the manager, others not. I can't imagine SAF got on with all his players over the years, but they still gave absolutely everything for the club. Surely playing at OT should not require any greater motivation.

Whilst I agree on the style of play, let's look at the players Klopp and pep have brought in. Klopp needed a top centre half and it was made sure he got one, he got his man in keita and the keeper he wanted in Alisson. By no means am I saying Jose hasn't been backed as he has spent a lot and I feel he WAS backed, but Pep got to correct his poor signings. If jose is still here in January we will get a good indicator of whether or not he may be here next season.

I guess what I am saying here is, there are a few issues at this club, not all down to just Jose. I think that is a fair statement.




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07 Dec 2018 13:37:00
I would rather listen to Robbie Savage than Chris Sutton right enough.