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10 Jun 2017 17:55:37
Tierney is looking a very good player, I know Bond and a few others have mentioned him as an option for us before.

Is he ready for a step up to a big club? (sorry Bond! 😂)


{Ed007's Note - He's not interested in leaving and has said he wants to try and win 10 in a row with us, he's doing what he's dreamt of all his life and only turned 20 the other day so there's no rush for him to move on. Didn't you see the Scottish Cup Final? He got smashed in the face and had to go off to hospital, after he was treated the police wouldn't let the car he was in up to the stadium so he got out and ran up the street and into Hampden just in time to get lifting the cup at the tail end of the presentation. I'm not watching the game but I'd guess he's been moved to RB today as well?}

1.) 10 Jun 2017 18:07:58
Smalling is having a mare . Sorry but we can do better than him. 😲😲.

{Ed007's Note - I've stuck it now while the Mrs takes the dog a walk, how's Stuart Armstrong done? He had a great season for us and looks like a different player under Rodgers.}

2.) 10 Jun 2017 23:40:05
tierney wouldn't want to move to a smaller club.



02 May 2017 02:08:32
Ed004 below you say our signings have not been good enough. Do you mean before last window, or do you not think Ibra, Miki, Pogba and Bailly were good enough? Surely that was a fantastic window?!


{Ed004's Note - I meant the previous windowns. LVG last few were disastrous. How many of them are still here or need replaced? I was delighted with last summers}

1.) 02 May 2017 09:30:10
To be honest since Sir Alex left only last summer's and possibly Mata have been good enough signings.

Everyone else has been poor. I had high hopes for Schniederlin and Delay. Rojo and Blind I think have proven to be solid squad signings, but we needed to rebuild the first team before we start to upgrade and replace squad fillers.

Our recruitment since Sir Alex left has been scatter gun to say the least.

With players like Ferdinand, Vidic and Evra clearly on their last legs, along with Carrick and few other options in midfield it was clear where we needed to spend.

For all of the talk of cavalier football under Sir Alex it was always built on a solid defence. Bruce/ Palister, Stam/ Johnsen or Ferdinand/ Vidic.

You build a team from the back out, so we should have focused on that.

Then the midfield, Anderson, Cleverly, and aging Carrick and Fletcher recovering from illness. None bar Carrick was good enough at that time, and clearly serious work needed doing to give us a functional midfield. If we focused on those areas in the first couple of windows after Sir Alex had left and brought in real quality in those positions then future managers would just need to add to finishing touches.

2.) 02 May 2017 10:05:49
Yeah it's been a big waste of money and opportunity on the whole, playing people out of their best positions, not playing new signings regularly, not trusting new signings and generally playing a different way to which most of them have been used to (defence trumps attack for the past 3 managers) .

Mata for me has been underwhelming for the money we spent (a few good games, but not too many jump out), but again he has been played out of position a lot of the time and it's very difficult for creative players in our team because they have so few options to pass the ball, or runners creating space for them. It would be nice to go back 4 years and re-spend the money and make more astute hires, never has there been such a wasted opportunity imo.

3.) 02 May 2017 10:50:37
Not been on for a long time but totally agree with beast. A kings ransom has been spent and we are no further forward. Too many fans now accept mediocrity. The play is too slow with too many average players.

4.) 02 May 2017 12:03:58
Utd definitely need a director of football, how many times are we going to buy high end mediocrity at Kings ransom money and sell full blown internationals at bargain basement prices, this cannot be allowed to continue.

5.) 02 May 2017 15:07:19
A director of football won't be spending the amount asked for for grease-man then! i like him but i don't think he's worth the numbers being quoted.



29 Apr 2017 22:44:44
Following the Manchester derby both teams face difficult matches against teams desperate to claw their ways out of the bottom 3.

Sunderland being relegated today will provide added motivation, if they needed it.

I suspect that one of the Manchester clubs will drop points. We have to be on our A game and take all three points, or the horrible scrappy point at the council house will be for nothing.

One last point that is making me nervous for tomorrow, I hate the early slot on Sundays. Often the game is a bit flat and the crowds seem like they haven't woken up.

If we get the 3 points then Citeh will have a bit more pressure against a Boro side who a coming off a rare win.


1.) 30 Apr 2017 02:50:36
We'll win 4-0.

2.) 30 Apr 2017 14:05:18
Well another bored draw. Parking bus against Swansea sums up our season.



07 Apr 2017 12:34:38
Mane out for rest of the season, gutted for the lad, he had been exceptional this season and the epl will be worse for not having him playing.

Liverpool are half the team when he is not playing, that has to give utd a better chance of top four.


1.) 07 Apr 2017 12:46:01
I don't think Liverpool have won a game that mane has missed.

2.) 07 Apr 2017 13:11:07
yep, they haven't won a game in 2017 without Mane playing.

Dont want to see injuries but on the flip side, does that have a knock on effect with us finishing above them?

3.) 07 Apr 2017 14:07:50
One of the players that I am disappointed we did not bring in when LVG showed an interest. For me he is a player that with pace, power and direct running can change a team. Liverpools record without him a case in point.



24 Dec 2016 15:36:59
Merry Christmas to toxics and supporters alike.

There are often tremendous differences of opinion on here, but I hold each and every one of you in the highest of regard. Eat, drink, be merry and dish out love and affection on your families and friends.

Spare a thought for those less fortunate for whom this time of year is a lonely place, if you know such a soul reach out to them and give to them the gift of kindness.

Wherever you are stay safe and stay happy.


1.) 24 Dec 2016 15:55:59
Well said Dodgy.

2.) 24 Dec 2016 16:10:19
DB you are 👍👍👍.
God bless you and your loved ones.
Blessed Christmas.




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21 Jun 2017 00:52:15
Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!




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14 Jun 2017 01:21:15
Hahaha, she did carry on Bond, just not with you 😂.


{Ed007's Note - Well everybody's good at at least one thing in life - and my Mrs sure as hell ain't no cook! ;)



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28 Apr 2017 02:33:24
Pogba is going nowhere.




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11 Apr 2017 02:36:49
Not hating on your opinion. Just think your name is very fitting dru5s, presume you took all of them before starting this thread 😂.




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01 Aug 2016 19:00:28
Was beautiful in Manchester today, gorgeous August summer day 😂.





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19 Jun 2017 01:02:59
Thank you AJH!

Even Ed004 is getting tempted into picking out Ronaldo's new curtains and a nice Sphynx statue for the top of his stairs.

If everyone says it enough times it will surely happen, right?




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17 Jun 2017 21:28:56
Very interesting PR.

I'm not usually fan of messing with the laws of the game, it is the biggest world wide team sport for a reason!

There are lots of very good ideas in there though. The penalty rule (score or save, no follow up) is a good rule to ger rid of encrochment.

The refs could struggle with all the stop start, constant checking of the watch. But if they could make it work then the new time keeping could also be a good step forward.




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17 Jun 2017 15:06:12
Not long ago everyone was unhappy because we wouldn't spend what it took to be competitive.

Sanchez, Thiago, Javi Martinez, Bale, were all transfers where people thought Utd wouldn't pay what was necessary to just get the deal done.

Now we pay too much.

Sometimes people are just looking for a reason to slate the club.

It is not about having the most expensive players. Not about getting the best bargains and turning a profit.

This game is about getting to, and staying at, the top of the league. And we have got some catching up to do. First signing of the summer I am delighted with. He will be the perfect partner for Bailly. How about we give the club a chance to complete their plans?




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17 Jun 2017 00:41:25
Morata's biggest strength for me is his headed goals. Haven't seen Belloti though, so can't compare.




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14 Jun 2017 12:28:24

My point is that we are starting to act like the filthy whore of the premier league.

Doesn't seem to matter that Kane does not want to leave, or that Tottenham do not want to sell. Just throw $100 bills at them both and eventually they will all change their mind. It is everything wrong with modern football.

We want players who want to come and play for us. Not mercenaries.