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05 Jul 2018 09:34:57
Papers now linking us with Shaqiri.

Him and Shaw would be unstoppable in the cafeteria.

1.) 05 Jul 2018 11:33:52
If Shaw got in first. There would nothing left in the cafeteria.

2.) 05 Jul 2018 11:49:42
I’d say they both try to go through at the same time, and just get stuck.

3.) 05 Jul 2018 12:29:46
Leave the jokes, guys. For 12mln tell me a better quality right winger who happily will be a squad player. And do not forget that we are playing without right wing for years.

{Ed001's Note - happily be a squad player? He left Bayern because he refused to be a squad player.}

4.) 05 Jul 2018 13:09:07
I mean his career has been a litany of failed auditions at big clubs. He ended up at Stoke where he put in no effort. That’s about his level - struggling EPL club where he can get by on natural ability without having to work.

5.) 05 Jul 2018 13:22:55
Not sure he wanted to leave, more like Bayern wanted to sell.

{Ed001's Note - yes, because he refused to knuckle down and be a squad player.}

6.) 05 Jul 2018 13:55:28
A simple question. what if a gamble clicked?

7.) 05 Jul 2018 15:38:35
Always tried to back jose and give him the benefit of the doubt but if the rumours about Shaqiri are true I’ll have lost all faith, don’t care if its 12 million or 12 bob he’s not worth it, i watched him against the swedes and i bet he didn’t run a bloody mile all game and that's at the World Cup.

8.) 05 Jul 2018 17:32:01
Absolute no to shaq IMO. Wont be happy with what we probably wpuld offer and he'd be leaving again next season.

9.) 05 Jul 2018 19:54:58
He’s failed everywhere, why on Earth would we sign him?

10.) 05 Jul 2018 20:02:26
Make a good door stop?

11.) 05 Jul 2018 20:51:35
Last week some folk on here were saying shaqiri is better than mata and jessie. 😂😂😂😂😂😊.

12.) 06 Jul 2018 01:06:08
Talented player but needs a team to be built around him, and he's not talented or applied enough to get that at a top club. Plus, he personifies the opposite of a "Jose player"! I wouldn't pick him ahead of Lingard, Alexis, Mata, Rashford, or the pre-slump Martial. I'd also rather Pogba play further forward with another midfielder in behind him than in a 2 with Shaqiri as 1 of the attacking 4. A big fat no from me. He'll probably end up joining a smaller club. Liverpool perhaps?



14 Jul 2017 11:22:42
Reported in Spain that Madrid are back in for De Gea, and he wants to leave. Price being mooted is £50m. Take it with a pinch of salt.

But if it is true, then this should be fun. If they wanted £70m for their backup striker, then how much is one of the top keepers in the world worth?

1.) 14 Jul 2017 11:24:47
£100m thanks Real.

2.) 14 Jul 2017 11:41:18
Pickford 30 mil for an upcoming keeper. De gea the best in the world needs to be 100 mil +.

3.) 14 Jul 2017 11:46:08
Minimum 100 million.

4.) 14 Jul 2017 12:00:42
All depends for all we know there might have been a gentleman's agreement for him to leave made last summer and a figure agreed. That figure then would look cheap by today's prices. Time will tell.

5.) 14 Jul 2017 12:02:45
£60mill+Kroos please thank you.

6.) 14 Jul 2017 12:03:17
Toni Kroos and £60m.

7.) 14 Jul 2017 12:26:33
with no prior agreement in place between us and RM i would say £95mil and make him the most expensive player in the world - for the short term anyway.

8.) 14 Jul 2017 12:30:08
If he wants out it will be hard to stop. But it must be on our terms. Perhaps we could get the opportunity to talk to bale or kroos if jose wants them.
A question i asked on another thread would we need to sign a keeper or would be go work romero and Perriera?

9.) 14 Jul 2017 12:35:17
Easily worth £100m today. Kroos and 60 would be a good return but this isn't footy manager. I'd love us to just stick 2 fingers up to Madrid and tell Mendes he needs to be loyal to us given the recent business we've done with him.

10.) 14 Jul 2017 13:54:08
Haven't we already rejected a 60 million bid.

11.) 14 Jul 2017 14:31:41
Don't think so bolger.

12.) 14 Jul 2017 14:31:43
Let's be realistic with the valuation, whilst the money at the minute for outfield players is crazy we are not going to get more than £60/ 70m for DDG. Keepers are important but not valued as highly as strikers.
At the end of last year I thought Mourinho for all his talk would have been happy with DDG going at a good price and starting season with Romero and the pereira who he thinks will be world class in a few years.
If DDG goes Hopefully we start conversations about Bale coming the other way.

13.) 14 Jul 2017 14:42:21
Unfortunately I think it's inevitable that De Gea will end up at Madrid. I've said before that it has the feel of the Fabregas to Barcelona to it and will eventually happen. I just hope we get the maximum amount for him. Jose seems to be getting decent fees for all the outgoings so far. I'd say between £80-90 million and he's yours. Then go after Jack Butland.

14.) 14 Jul 2017 14:46:48
Brad, historically goal scorers command the big fees. But with Liverpool rumoured to be happy to pay £70m million for Keita who's had one season in the bundesliga, why not stick for £100m for the worlds best goal keeper?

15.) 14 Jul 2017 15:09:35
Even if the player wants to go, we don't have to do the deal. It is feasible to hold the player to his contract. DDG seems like a good professional and he's already at one of the biggest clubs in the world with Champions League football.

However, I really rate Romero. I was at OT when he made his debut and I thought then he looked like an accomplished keeper. I have no doubt he would be an excellent number one for us.

If DDG is sold that leaves an interesting conundrum with Perriera. If I was Jose I would be asking myself, if Romero got injured is Perriera ready to step up straight away?

I think as that we need to reset the balance of our relationship with Real Madrid. They need to understand that they cannot just help themselves to any of our players and that if they are not prepared to be reasonable with players we want to buy from them, we are prepared to walk away and find an alternative.




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07 Oct 2018 10:26:37
One of the biggest take homes from yesterday is that we came back into the game when Mata played centrally. With Mata as a playmaker, we started playing at a faster pace, and he brought other players into the game. This is unsurprising because his best form was there for Chelsea before Jose came back.

I would love to see Mata given a more prominent role alongside Pogba and Matic in the centre. This would help us speed up our play in the attacking third, and help Pogba to make some driving runs. The issue is that it took absolute desperation for Jose to put him there. For me, a player with Mata's quickness of thought and passing could be the key to our attack. But only if he isn't playing with two holding players. We have the ingredients to play attacking football, but they are not being used correctly.

As a side note, if you spend the summer publicly stating that your central defenders aren't good enough, you can't be surprised if they lack confidence, look indecisive, and start making mistakes. We have the same back line as last season, the difference is that their confidence is shot.

1.) 07 Oct 2018 11:11:53
Danny, spot on. Our defence only conceded one more goal that City last year yet all Summer they have been told they aren’t good enough. Players can be fragile, constantly being told we need a new CB, regularly being rotated, does not build confidence. If someone tells you often enough you are crap, you will start believing it.

2.) 07 Oct 2018 12:03:01
Or if your boss challenges you and calls you out for being poor you knuckle down and improve if you have the right character AJH.
I know some people don't like hearing the truth and don't like being called out in public but he has been doing that for years it works sometimes. Players shouldn't be so touchy and sensitive. Just bust your ass to prove him wrong like shaw has done.
To that ooint i agree with ferdinand and scholes jose shouldn't be so touchy when he is critisised.

I think his point on rashford and mctom yesterday was that as young players all the press digs at the team had a negative effect on them and they looked scared to play. I think he has a valid point. They are young lads who are going through a lot of negative coverage for the first time and they are not reacting well to it. So jose was pointing out that fact. Nothing wrong with it imo. He was saying that the 'manhunt' as he calls it is causing some of the younger players issues. He is mature enough to deal with it as are some of the players others are not. I don't see it as a dig at the 2 players. But people are looking at it negatively to sensationalise a fair analysis of why he felt they were below par.
Taken out of context or if your negatively disposed towards the manager it can easily be twisted to make a negative headline or gossip point.

3.) 07 Oct 2018 12:10:12
To be fair I believed our centre backs were crap before Jose told us.

4.) 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.

5.) 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.

6.) 07 Oct 2018 13:10:15
Each yo their own AAA. I as an ex employee and when playing sport preferred to be man managed the way jose does it and its my preferred style as an employer.
It got the best out of me and it gets the best out of everybody in our company.
I well aware it doesn't keep people happy all the time but that's life.
I understand why its not for everybody and why some can be offended by it as i say each to their own.

7.) 07 Oct 2018 17:38:56
Ken - It's down to having respect for your boss. He is damaging their careers, making work uncomfortable for them. If your boss is in the public eye speaking nonsense or throwing you under the bus publicly then it is going to effect how you think of him.

I have worked under some great bosses and I was a great employee in return. However for the brief instances I worked under poor bosses I either stood my ground or if I didn't think it worth the time/ energy I moved elsewhere.

If you don't respect your boss then it's hard to bite your tongue if you have anything about you. Footballers don't have the luxury of walking out like most people do.

I'm also old school in my management thinking - anyone gives me lip they are out the door (unless they are right) . It doesn't work nowadays for the most part, especially in the current snowflake social media culture we are surrounded by.

8.) 08 Oct 2018 06:54:35
I am with Ken on two points in the last couple of posts. First that our centre halves are more exposed this season because the full backs push up more. SAF built his teams on two strong centre halves who could cope one on one. Our central defenders get out of position and do not dominate any attack. Second point is about Mctominay and Rashford, which I made on the other page yesterday. He was making a point that the hounding of our manager and our club is making young players nervous. Likely trying to make some realise it is damaging people other than the manager. It is why it is difficult to put young players into any team that is struggling but even more so at one the size of ours plus the added pressure of the present witch hunt.

There are different management styles but people miss the point that being a leader, can mean a different style again and great leaders (and I am not saying Jose is great) are not always sweetness and light.

9.) 08 Oct 2018 12:00:26
Bang on redman.



06 Oct 2018 16:42:03
Spend over £50m on Fred, but play McTominay instead in what you have described as a must win game.

We're at home against a team with two points and 4 goals, and Jose still has to play two holding mids. This is a manager who has either completely lost the plot, or wants his severance package.

1.) 06 Oct 2018 16:49:45
Should be sacked for gross misconduct. Playing McTom as CB the other day. He is more bothered about ruffling feathers than winning football matches.

2.) 06 Oct 2018 17:12:06
He's just using a tried and trusted method. Playing McTominay in place of Pogba last year had the desired effect on making Pogba up his game. If only for a little while.

Jose needs to play his trump cards now. And for a manager who is often slated for not giving youngsters a chance consistently picking one he gave a debut too is a good argument to have if your critics come calling for your head.

Fred, has been okay for us so far but is clearly still adapting to the EPL. So I can see why Jose might choose to go with a player who has already adapted.

Could be worse, he could have Fellaini on instead of McTominay.

3.) 06 Oct 2018 17:25:12
Gross misconduct 🤣🤣

I feel like everyone's anger is misguided.

There are much bigger problems at Man United than Jose.

4.) 06 Oct 2018 17:29:12
It really does feel as if Jose is seeing how far he can push, not only the board, but fans too.

Very strange selection against a really poor team.

Oh well.

5.) 06 Oct 2018 17:38:28
So that went well. No pressing, Young skinned, no cover.

6.) 06 Oct 2018 18:18:35
The biggest problem at United at the moment is Jose.
We look a carbon copy of his last Chelsea team.

7.) 06 Oct 2018 18:21:44
Problem is Mctominay is absolute tripe. His touch is so poor, yet he keeps playing. he's 7ft, so that qualifies him for a Mourinho team. Pogba and Matic have been useless. Matic is a goner and Pogba doesn't give a toss.

8.) 06 Oct 2018 18:50:15
While i don't agree with a lot of what Pogba does i have to say i disagree with AAA he is the only player on the pitch today who i am actually looking at and would mind if he was pulled off all our better work is going through him.

9.) 06 Oct 2018 19:40:01
I thought Pogba stepped up and was the reason we won the game in the end. Matic needs to be dropped has looked slow and poor for a few months now.

10.) 06 Oct 2018 19:42:41
3 goals in 2nd half to win. Carbon copy of chelsea.

11.) 06 Oct 2018 19:59:17

Where do you think we'll finish this season under Mou?

12.) 06 Oct 2018 20:02:08
I love it Angellll!

13.) 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.

14.) 06 Oct 2018 21:00:30
Take off Bailly to put McTominay back as CB, after his performance against West Ham, crazy decision.

15.) 06 Oct 2018 21:19:12
Sadly I think that result will save his job.

16.) 06 Oct 2018 23:26:58
That second half performance was the spirit and tenacity that utd have had since i remember. Yes that has been missing for the past few years but tonight we really did show a flash back to the fire that we all know and love. Even martial looked game, pogba was class, lukakus touch is like a blind fella cutting your hedge but his effort is up there. I think the majority of the current team don't respect or understand the prestige of playing for our great club but today there was glimpses of passion. Over the past few weeks k ivejumped from side to side of the fence on whos at fault but in all honesty i just want to see the fire back. The passion and desire and fight but more than anything pride. If your not proud to be at this club then you shouldn't be here. And that's from bootman to owner.

17.) 06 Oct 2018 23:36:23


And so it bloody should, the reason to sack him would be that he’s lost the dressing room but if you’re telling me that team didn’t fight in the 2nd half I’m confused. You can’t sack him after that. One of my favourites games at OT in years, fantastic stuff.

18.) 07 Oct 2018 00:49:05
Bang on GDS. Mourinho quotes sound like he did a good job at half time. Maybe the leaked Mirror article is the catalist for the team spirit that JM has been after.

Thoroughly enjoyed the second half. Passion and pride were there for all to see.

19.) 07 Oct 2018 08:35:16
I don't know about all of the other stuff, genuinely don't know but I'll tell what I do know for 45 mins yesterday I felt like a Manchester United fan again and it was glorious.

I woke up this morning and felt like a united fan again.

The manager takes enough stick when we are crap so we must give credit when he deserves it.

According to fellaini he simply said at half time stop being afraid and enjoy the game.

I know I did if we play like that every match I'd give him a 10 year contract.

20.) 08 Oct 2018 10:09:47
it's been one 45 minute performance all season, this is Manchester United we should be producing that every 90 minutes, he should have been sacked long ago.



29 Sep 2018 12:32:35
Does anyone know why Jose thinks playing midfield players, with no experience of playing in a back three, in a back three is a good idea?

1.) 29 Sep 2018 13:22:00
Simply to make a point “ I needed a center half and did not get one”. José is a complete tool.

2.) 29 Sep 2018 16:18:07
Has got a very good cb sat on his arse on the bench he had a bad game and got dropped.



05 Aug 2018 17:21:40
Friday we were getting Mina to sign a contract.

Yesterday we were trashing out a deal for Alderweireld.

Today we are preparing a bid for Maguire.

We're going to sign Boateng, aren't we?

1.) 05 Aug 2018 17:44:14
Hope so.

2.) 05 Aug 2018 17:49:26
I think we might end up with Garay.

3.) 05 Aug 2018 17:57:04
Whoever is the longest odds to sign for us that day seems to suddenly get linked with us.

4.) 05 Aug 2018 18:01:27
Could Sneijder play as a ball playing centre back?

5.) 05 Aug 2018 18:28:21
Snehidgher could be perfect for a back 3.

6.) 05 Aug 2018 19:00:59
Step forward Nicolas Gaitan!

7.) 05 Aug 2018 19:21:02
Is he any good on the right GDS?

8.) 05 Aug 2018 19:56:37
I’ve a feeling it will be a back three with Schnadhair Gaitan and Ronaldo.



18 Jul 2018 14:35:26
At the moment we are beginning to see a bit of tension between what the club wants, and what Jose wants.

Listening through the Sharkpod, a lot of Jose's preferences seem to be older players in their late twenties/ early thirties. This ties into Jose preference for experience - players who can fit his system and carry out his instructions. The club, in contrast, are trying to push for younger players with the potential for re-sale value.

Add to this the difficulty in moving players on. Some like Darmian, are priced to highly. Others, like Shaw, are reluctant to leave. And, as Ed002 pointed out, the club are unwilling to consider exchange deals as a way forward in some cases.

This puts us in a position where curse of the we don't know what will happen over the next few weeks. We have obvious problems in the squad that need to be addressed, players still here that aren't part of Jose's plans, and a few players who are unhappy and want to move. The next few weeks are going to be crucial to our season.

1.) 18 Jul 2018 14:50:45
If things don't go well in the next 3 weeks i can see a jose season 3 special meltdown happening.

2.) 18 Jul 2018 15:17:17
If he doesn't get what he needs. He will either walk away or get sacked in the coming months.

3.) 18 Jul 2018 15:43:52
Good to see us all nice and positive on here for a change!

4.) 18 Jul 2018 19:15:05
I always start the season with a renewed optimism that we're going to start playing stylish, attractive football. That usually lasts until the end of August. Maybe September.




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07 Aug 2018 11:16:11
I’m not worried, we can’t sign Fellaini twice.



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06 Aug 2018 19:11:48
Player is on a sharp decline. Hasn’t put in the effort over the last few seasons, too many off field distractions, too concerned with celebrity lifestyle. Would clash with Jose immediately. Think his signing would be an indication of desperation to make a signing before th deadline.



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06 Aug 2018 12:29:20
"They spoke about him having 650 pairs of shoes! He can't be right upstairs. "



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21 Jul 2018 17:13:40
Pogba was never going to stay long term. We weren’t his first choice when leaving Juve, and the tensions with Jose haven’t helped. I presume that he wants one of the big two in Spain, but they don’t think he’s worth what we’re looking for.



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15 Jul 2018 17:30:10
That Pogba lad looks good, would love a player like him at the club.




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15 Oct 2018 14:18:49
Might help deal with those journalists too.



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13 Oct 2018 11:05:58
Lukaku is a consistent 20 plus a season EPL striker. One of only a few in the league at present. However, he is struggling with his role in our side this season. Too often he is isolated up front for most of the game treated like a glorified target for long balls.



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09 Oct 2018 20:35:51
That’s only in heels, he’s 5 11 in his flats.



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That’s only in heels, he’s 5 11 in his flats.



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09 Oct 2018 12:15:42
I’ve always felt Herrera is a more consistent performer than many of our other midfield players, but he’s under 6ft, so can't expect him to be first choice. I think Fred will find himself in the same predicament.