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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! 😂)

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{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?!

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{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.

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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.

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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.

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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 Aug 2017 12:06:27
I agree completely that Miki is best played centrally. I would not change the starting line up right now, other than maybe a wide right player for Mata. Or a fully fit and on form Shaw at left back.

I was just suggesting where Jose might play Ibra of he is back fit. I think he will start more games than not.

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21 Aug 2017 03:49:44
Could he play 10 behind Lukaku? Could push Miki back out wide again. Can't see Ibra sitting on the bench when fit.

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11 Jul 2017 23:36:33
That's right betty 😂.

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08 Jul 2017 04:06:12
Susan Boyle?

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

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21 Aug 2017 01:09:12
I think Tuanzebe can play well at rightback if required. He looked ready when he came in last season.

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21 Aug 2017 01:00:52
Miki struggled to find space and make an impact for the first hour of the game on Saturday. But he showed in the last 15 mins why he will be so important for us this season. He was a big part of the destruction, he can pass he can run past players, he can score.

I think that Peresic would replace Mata in the starting line up if he came in. Mata was playing way to narrow on Saturday.

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19 Aug 2017 21:09:43
When Mourinho first came to utd it was seen as a negative that he values power and strength so highly in his teams.

A few on here suggested his style was outdated and that small clever and quick attackers were the future. Arsenal, city, Liverpool have all gone down this route.

Chelsea won last year because when Hazard couldn't get it done Costa bullied a goal home from somewhere.

Our team has this in spades right through the team, with enough sprinkling of clever players to excite the crowd and pick a few pockets.

Very interesting season ahead for us!

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18 Aug 2017 12:31:15
LB Shaw, Blind, Darmian, Lindelof, Young

RB Tony V, Darmian, Tuanzebe, Lindelof, Young, Jones


The way Mourinho plays (with slightly more defensive FBs) this seems pretty stocked to me. And this is without introducing any new young players - where traditionally FB is the easiest position to give minutes to youth players.

Add to this the chance of playing 3 at the back some matches. I'd be happy just to use a settled squad.

Would Marcelo improve us? Of course. But if the right player is not available we have plenty of good players to cover these positions. I thought Tuanzebe looks very strong when he played last year.

Let's just get on with playing football!

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18 Aug 2017 02:54:15
EvenZidan beat you to it further down the page.

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