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30 Jul 2016 20:36:12
Hi Ed's,
Do any of you know if media reports that Januzaj has asked to leave the club permanently after being told he could go out on loan are true?

Thanks.

{Ed001's Note - Januzaj has been available for a permanent transfer since last season. The club want him out due to attitude issues.}


1.) 02 Aug 2016 07:33:35
I have never seen anything great in Januzaj. Apart from a couple of goals and some decent display of skills, he has not performed well enough to get more chances. He may have potential but I think he doesn't deserve to be given more time here. That's my opinion on Adnan.


2.) 02 Aug 2016 08:06:11
Do you know the actual issues Ed?

{Ed001's Note - doesn't work hard enough on or off the pitch. One of those youngsters who thinks he has made it and so wants to enjoy the riches.}


3.) 02 Aug 2016 08:09:01
He's a young lad given too much too soon. One day he will realise but let's hope it's not too late. Elite sportsmen make it to the top not only because of their skill, but also their mental strength. Adnan clearly lacks the latter which is a real shame.


4.) 02 Aug 2016 08:39:38
It might be another PP situation for Adnan where he needs to go elsewhere and knuckledown in order to realise his potential. I fear the same for Memphis. Driving around the city centre in a Rolls Royce and parking wherever he wants hardly relates to the people of Manchester.


5.) 02 Aug 2016 09:20:20
I think it all started to go downhill when he was touted as the "saviour" of United by the media during the Moyes wilderness years and it all went to his head.

Agree about Memohis also - has echoes of Zaha.


6.) 02 Aug 2016 09:46:53
I remember on the Moyes pre season tour seeing Januzaj play 3-4 supberb passes from central midfield, then in Rio s testimonial a few weeks later his run down the right all the way into the area from inside his own half and thinking this kid could really be special - shame he seems to have lost his way.

I honestly thought Jose could bring out the best in him but it seems his days are numbered.


7.) 02 Aug 2016 18:44:40
Good evening ed, s. Are you aware if we have a back up plan, Should the Pogba deal not go ahead.
Cheers.

{Ed004's Note - I think Matuidi and Gomes were seen as alternatives to Pogba this summer}


 

 

19 May 2016 11:14:00
It is being reported in the Swedish press that Man Utd have bid £21m for young Benfica CB/ DM Victor Lindelof.

Not sure how reliable the info is and have not seen him play, but a new CB who is over 6ft tall with pace and positional sense would be welcome. The lad looks physically imposing which never hurts in the EPL.

A young CB and a more established CB like Varane would be most welcome. Our already tight defence would be even more solid. Just need a RW, mobile dynamic creative MF and an established striker.

I know people have suggested that an established striker would impeed Rashfords
And Marshalls development, but with league games, Europa league games and the two cups I think there are enough games to go round.

I would push hard for mahrez for the right wing and as unrealistic as it is lewandowski and aubamayang (in that order) . Not sure who we need in MF. My first choice was Sanches, as he is the closest thing I have seen to a cross between Edgar David's and Clarence Seedorf. Exactly what we needed, but that ship has sailed.


1.) 19 May 2016 11:50:20
Varane has just turned 23, pretty much ancient!


2.) 19 May 2016 12:18:33
I don't think we need another striker. Martial, Rashford and Rooney are enough IMO. Maybe another young lad?

However we do need someone who can play behind the striker. A striker would push Rashford out of the side and Martial would be shoved back onto the wing.


3.) 19 May 2016 12:25:23
I was thinking the same thing GDS. Lol. Also I thought the reason that 23 year old Varane was considering leaving Real Madrid was because he hasn't been able to establish himself in the starting 11.


4.) 19 May 2016 12:50:09
I'm with you there Huggy76. Defo them four positions are our main concern and if we can fill them with either top class players or top class potential, we'll be okay next year. Personally I would be happy to go with a few PL players, as I think that would take us up the league quicker, so something like Lukaku, Mane, for the ST and RW roles. Then Joao Mario for CM, watched a fair bit of the Portuguese league this year, mainly due to Sanches, but he's stood out too. CB is the only position I'm not too sure who we can get. Stones, Varane would be my picks, however unrealistic, but Lindelof looks a good prospect. Still, Mourinho is our most important signing this summer.


5.) 19 May 2016 14:27:25
Got to love the caustic replies on here. Varane is a more established and more suitable CB than Daily Blind.

He has started 23 league games this season with 3 sub appearances. He also started 6 champions league games and made 1 sub appearance.
He started 21 games last season in the league and made 6 sub appearances. He also started11 champions league games and made 1 sub appearance.

He is also a full international for France. If this is not an upgrade the please enlighten me as to what is.

He is already better than we have and has scope to improve and has potentially 8-10 years left at the top level. It's a no brainier for me.


6.) 19 May 2016 15:29:47
I'm not saying he isn't an upgrade, he clearly is. Just that a young player who isn't first choice for his club can hardly be called "established". I would still put him in the prospect bracket personally.

I think he would be a great signing but I'd also want someone more experienced to come in along side him.


7.) 19 May 2016 16:01:50
I'd say he has had sufficient experience to be considered asmore than a prospect.


8.) 19 May 2016 17:27:24
Fresh, I think to be considered more than a prospect you have to be proven. What has he proven at the highest level? That he can't hold down a first team place yet.

I have every confidence that he will prove himself to be a world class player, but he hasn't yet. Therefore I still see him as a world class prospect.


9.) 19 May 2016 17:39:40
Shappy who would your established 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice CB be? If anybody else cares to answer go for it.

My rational in choosing Varane is that he has longevity on his side. If you sign a 28-30 year old we will be back looking for a CB in a season or two.

I think an established pair al la Rio and vidic is a must. They developed a good understanding with each other and the RB and LB. it leads to more confidence and hopefully frees up the rest of the team to attack and create chances.

Hopefully Dave the save will win a few more golden gloves. I felt so bad for the lad losing out in the last game of the season, especially after all the games he saved us in.


10.) 19 May 2016 18:15:28
I think we need two CB's, our current stock include sick note Jones, MIA Rojo, a midfielder in Blind and the much improved Smalling. Personally I don't think any of them are good enough to be first choice for a team aiming to win the top titles. For me I wouldn't lose any sleep if Jones and/ or Rojo were to leave this summer.

So we need two first choice material CB's. Varane, Marquinhos, Umtiti or Stones could well be one option as a younger player with outstanding talent, but they would need a slightly older head brought in along side them to help them through those tough games. Manolas would be my first choice, but Mustafi, Bartra or Winston Reid would all be good options to play alongside them. The trick is to get the balance right.

Manolas would be my first choice as he is in my opinion the perfect modern defender, strong in the air, clean in the tackle, but with a good football brain and technique. Comfortable in playing the ball out but doesn't take risks. As such he would work well with any of the younger players. Bartra though maybe lacks a little physicality so would be better off paired with one of Umtiti of Varane who are more physical players. Reid isn't great on the ball but is a warrior so would probably be better paired with someone like Marquinhos who is an artist at the back.

Ideally I'd want Manolas along with onel of Marqunihos or Varane.


11.) 19 May 2016 18:17:49
So 38 appearances this season and 49 appearances last season doesn't cut it for you Shappy?

Okay then.


12.) 19 May 2016 18:20:15
Oh, and he was a starter and on the winning side in a CL final. I think he has the credentials to be considered as more than a prospect.


13.) 19 May 2016 18:43:19
Fresh, he has played quite a few games, but many of those have been sub apperances and not the full 90 minutes.

Answer me this if Ramos and Pepe are fit and not suspended who are the starting pair for Real Madrid?

In Evan's first season in the first team he made close to 40 appreances. Would you have called him more than a prospect or established at that time?

Whem your one of the first names on the team sheet then your established.

And when you play to your or close to your full potential every week then your more than a prospect.

Like I said I have every confidence that he will reach that potential but bare in mind that Jones was considered every bit as good as Varane when we signed him.

Anything could happen, but my gut feeling is he will he one of the best CB's in a few years, at which point he will not be a prospect but an established world class player.


14.) 19 May 2016 18:57:33
Varane can't get in the team at the moment, has said himself he hasn't played much since november and has missed out on the big games .
Which is why there is a lot of talk of him leaving .
At 23 i'm not sure i would say he is an established cb, i think over the next few years he will turn in to a top player and he won't be sat on the bench then.


15.) 19 May 2016 20:00:42
Shappy I like mustafi and Reid. I really rate Reid. His no frills defending would complement smalling. Very much like vidic to rio's more refined approach. I do worry that Marquinhos is a little on the small side. He is an excellent defender, but I think his size might be an issue in the physical premiership.

I totally agree get Rojo and especially Jones off the wage bill. Jones has made Wes Brown look good in terms of injuries. I dread to think how much he has cost in wages and not played.


16.) 19 May 2016 20:24:24
Huggy
Im a fan of reid, i would like him and stones .
Not sure about marquinhos in the epl to be honest.


17.) 19 May 2016 21:54:33
I think Marquinhos would be fine in the EPL, he uses his size very well.

Also the Ligue 1 has a lot of strong quick african players, so I'm sure he isn't adverse to a physical battle.


18.) 20 May 2016 10:28:00
Winston Reid.


19.) 20 May 2016 18:01:00
Mustafi or Reid with varane would do very nicely.

Same here. Varane isn't established just yet but a couple years of consistently starting and being a mainstay, which he has not been at Madrid and he will be ace!


 

 

14 May 2016 07:37:50
So sorry to do this, but a bola from Portugal are linking . Wait for it . Nico Gaitan. Let's hope he signs for somebody else within a few days.


1.) 14 May 2016 09:44:16
Surely we wouldn't let him leave. We just paid a fortune for the guy because we think he's out future, why on earth would we flog him now.


 

 

14 Nov 2015 08:19:24
I really hope the rumours of us trying to sign Sofiane Feghouli are true. A young exciting player with bags of pace and room for improvement. Can beat his man and can cross. Best of all available on a free transfer at the end of the season.

Given our need for improvement on the right I would offer Valencia some cash now.


1.) 15 Nov 2015 11:22:52
No risk if he is on a free. Good move.


2.) 16 Nov 2015 09:43:34
Good idea if he is on a free but 26 isn't that young.


3.) 19 Nov 2015 10:35:30
Think there's better out there. Or is it a case of cheap and available.


 

 

08 Jul 2015 15:03:39
I hope it is media lies, but it being reported that florentino Perez has told the head of Al Jezira sport that De gea is a done deal for around £28m plus add on's.

It is false hope I know, but I wish he would stay. If the figures quoted are right at least we are getting an ok price considering he has a year left on his contract. It's a lot better than the original £13m offered.

Now there is just the small matter of signing a replacement, a CB, a DM and potentially a striker.


1.) 08 Jul 2015 16:46:20
I want to agree, but I would like it over with, his actions have spoken louder than words.
He won't have fans behind him like he has at Utd, and he may realise that soon enough. Hopefully we get a good replacement in.


2.) 08 Jul 2015 17:27:52
We should accept that Ddg will go for film reasons. get.the deal done as early as possible. I have said from the start £25m is a good price with 1 year left. not his value but when all added up a good price.
We need time to explore the market eitherfor new number 1 or top youngster to llearn from valdes.


3.) 08 Jul 2015 18:19:05
Anything over £25m would be good business imo.


4.) 08 Jul 2015 18:19:05
Anything over £25m would be good business imo.


5.) 08 Jul 2015 19:28:24
28 million plus add ons possible raising to 33 million, if its the same article I've read.

we have gotten a great price considering his contract and not many keepers go for so much.


6.) 09 Jul 2015 11:39:59
With Iker Casillas going to Porto, and RM being without a true 1st choice keeper, does this put MU in a stronger bargaining position?


 

 

 

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27 Jul 2017 14:19:38
Hi Ed's, is there any substance to the media reports that Jose is interested in signing Leander Dendoncker?

I personally see him as a better valued option to Matic. He is more mobile, good with both feet and much younger. I know he is not as experienced as Matic, but I would rather we signed him than Matic just based on the fact he is much more mobile and younger. £40-50m for a player who will soon be 29 is nuts. Let's not help a rival balance their books. Let's give youth a chance.

{Ed002's Note - RTP.}


1.) 27 Jul 2017 20:55:25
endoncker was someone Chelsea were interested in when JM was there. I am not aware of any approach at all from Manchester United.


 

 

04 Jul 2017 10:28:55
I am not sure it is only me, but I really don't want the club to buy neymar. Yes he is a very good player, but how well would he do in the EPL playing for UTD?

It's on every thing playing for Barcelona with messi and Suarez making runs and creating space for him. I suspect that EPL defenders might focus on marking neymar rather than rashford or lingard.

Also I am not sure that the boy from Brazil will love the English weather and can see him angling for a move to Real Madrid in a year or two. Obviously he can't move directly from Barcelona to Madrid.

I would save £100m and buy dembele from Dortmund. He is a strong dribbler, scores, assists and has pace. His wages would also be circa £200k a week lower than neymars.

This is my opinion opinion, feel free to offer yours.


1.) 04 Jul 2017 10:31:19
If you don't want the club to sign Neymar then the club are about to make you very happy.


2.) 04 Jul 2017 10:47:16
Don't think you have any worries then.


3.) 04 Jul 2017 10:47:55
He would be a superb purchase though.


4.) 04 Jul 2017 10:51:26
I agree, imagine him on a wet Wednesday at Stoke, bloody prima donna.


5.) 04 Jul 2017 11:47:31
We should be looking for Jamie Vardy's who'll swear at the ref away against Huddersfield not bloody nancy boys like Neymar who'll get 30 plus goals a season.


6.) 04 Jul 2017 14:37:20
Neymar would be an amazing signing, arguably the 3rd best player in the world in my opinion. But it's never going to happen. Even Jose himself has said so.


 

 

07 Jun 2017 14:58:36
Ed's Jose has seemed very unhappy this season and more prickly than usual. I know being away from your family is not fun and can be extremely lonely especially if you are a close family (which seems to apply to Jose) .

Is Jose regretting taking the role tab utd? Do you think he wants out already?

To be honest I would have liked to see allegri come in instead of Jose.

Hopefully Jose is committed to the team, has a good list of players that Woody can deliver and we see better performances when the season starts.

{Ed002's Note - I have no idea what "role tab" is but the original plans the club had in place were completely fouled up by having a toxic fan base. I have dealt with this in detail in the past.}


1.) 07 Jun 2017 22:48:37
Shows a weakness of the board not to follow through with their plans imo.


2.) 07 Jun 2017 18:43:56
Sorry ed, dyslexic fingers. It should have said "role at".

{Ed002's Note - I don't think he regrets it but he will not be happy with the league form.}


 

 

19 Sep 2016 14:06:00
Isn't it ironic that we had a player on our books that could not only improve the right wing, left wing, no 10 and creative midfield role. A player that had pace, vision and could run with a ball. And we managed to let LVG destroy his confidence and desire to play for the club.

I am talking about Angel di Maria. I know people will say that he never wanted to be here, but if we had actually played him in a suitable position, supported him and his family off the pitch and not had a manager who has a reputation for stifeling creative player he might have stuck around.

For arguments sake if you put aside the fact that he aledgedly always wanted to go to PSG I think he would make a massive difference to our team. Even playing the few games he did under LVG he created the most goals of any of our players. And he scored into double figures. Not bad considering the ponderous team that surrounded him.

I am personally of the view that our team is massively unbalanced. All of our midfielders too similar. Two of our three strikers could not run for the bus and young Marcus is exactly that young so won't be picked as first choice.

Our squad is also a little light in terms of strength in depth. In some ways it could be argued that we put the cart before the horse when buying Pogba ( don't get me wrong I am happy he is back) but the money spent could have addressed several problem positions RB, CB, DMF, RW, pacey Fwd.

I know this is a bit of a rambling post, but the crux of it is since both Fergie and Gill left it has become very apparent a third thing left as well and that was a long term plan. As much as I don't like Citeh, they clearly have a plan, they do have a manager merry go round, but their squad improves year on year. They have top quality in all positions first choice and second and this is despite changing managers every two years.

They have good infrastructure and even a youngster has made the first team and is doing well in young inacheo.

We need a coherent plan, to see progress and then as fans we will be happy to give the manger time to move forward as we can't address the failings of 3yrs + overnight. I am just not sure there is a plan uncles it is get as many big names in as possible as it helps commercial revenue.

I am happy with play rs like bailley who most had not heard of, but who will add to the team.

{Ed004's Note - At the time it was the right decision to sell Di Maria and it's what Woodward had to do so I won't criticise him for that decision. However, in hindsight it was a massive mistake. He would have added so much more balance to our team. A front 3 of Di Maria, Ibrahimovic and Martial supported by Pogba, Mkhitarian and someone holding would have been fantastic.}


1.) 19 Sep 2016 14:25:24
Where would Rooney play then? LOL.


2.) 19 Sep 2016 14:48:11
He can play on his PS4 all I care, as long as he is not on the pitch.


3.) 19 Sep 2016 14:53:03
Personally i'd take the hit an pay up his contract.


4.) 19 Sep 2016 14:53:37
Di Maria would have made a huge difference, to be honest Nani would have made some difference. We lack pace and willing runners in the forward line. Martial is out of sorts, nothing to worry about I'm sure. He's just young and inconsistency is just part of the course. This means we only have Rashford as a willing runner in our forward line. It allows teams to press us without fear of someone running in behind. that's having a knock on effect in that our midfield have less time and space on the ball.


5.) 19 Sep 2016 20:23:17
Di Maria is talented, but a wimp. He's in the right league now.


 

 

24 Aug 2016 12:42:57
It is interesting to see the different spins being put on schweinies desire to stay at man Utd.

On one hand it could be argued that it shows class and loyalty.

On the other hand he is on a massive contract and doesn't have to play much. Now if we look at last season, yes he did well when he did play, but how often was that. Are we being used as a pension booster.

Now none of us know the truth of the matter, but many could learn from schweinie how to come across as a classy individual.


1.) 24 Aug 2016 12:46:40
The way he is being treated is exactly the reason why I for one didn't want Jose in the first place. Bastian is a legend of football and i think that when he did play last season he put in his all and drove us forward as best he could. Why he gets the flak he does by some Utd fans bemuses me.


2.) 24 Aug 2016 12:56:32
I think fans are a bit p*ssed that he missed the majority of last season, yet magically became fit and played the whole Euro's for Germany, having spent most of his injured time last season in Germany. Now maybe it is a coincidence, but you can't blame fans for wondering what is happening. I'm not sure either way.


3.) 24 Aug 2016 13:01:41
Agreed Spoc, he's been nothing but class since he's been with us. I was at the Sheff Utd game when he got a horrible knee injury on the edge of their box, trying to win us the game. He played the rest of the match on 1 leg as we'd used all our subs. He deserves more respect.


4.) 24 Aug 2016 13:02:35
spoc i agree that jose should have handled the schweinsteiger issue better, but media have made a mountain of what is not even a molehill. Bastian is a germany and bayern legend not a utd legend, i don't care what he has won at bayern or for germany, his performances for utd have been poor considering the wages he seems to be on and all in all he has been one of the worst signings under lvg, also when utd were fighting for the 4th place and FA cup, schweinsteiger was busy playing "around the WTA world with Ana ivanovic" thanks to his injury and yet after missing most of the second half of the season through injury he somehow comes back in pretty good shape for germany for the euros, something he couldn't do for utd at start of the season where he looked unfit.


5.) 24 Aug 2016 13:02:40
Is it more disrespectful to keep him on the fringes of the squad, or to be honest and tell the player that he isn't part of your plans?

For me, Jose was being honest and direct. He doesn't see Schwein as being part of his plans and told him that he'd be better to find a new club. I think Schwein will either return to Bayern or go to the US. That would be the best scenario for everyone.


6.) 24 Aug 2016 13:08:15
Pep is treating Joe Hart and Yaya Toure the same way and receiving no criticism at all.


7.) 24 Aug 2016 13:43:45
Good old St. Pep lol.


8.) 24 Aug 2016 13:51:23
I really don't care and just hope Jose makes the right decisions for the benefit of the team. Saf was as ruthless as anyone and we all loved it when he made the right call, no matter how ruthless. Pep is going the same at City but the sun shines out of his a*se?


9.) 24 Aug 2016 15:15:47
Lvg treated a couple the same way last season. Pep treating yaya and Hart the same way. Fergie treated several of our players that way, dare I mention Beckham, Pogba, Veron, rvn, stam. Lvg practically stopped speaking to rvp. Yet spoc tells us this is exactly why he didn't want Mourinho in the job?!
All top managers have to make these tough decisions. If schweni has any pride, he should find another club and move on. Injured all season, yet fit to play for Germany in the Euros,


10.) 24 Aug 2016 15:49:22
Pep is receiving no criticism? What? Have you not read a paper or browsed the likes of BBC Sports/ Sky Sports? Pep is rightfully talking flak for the way he is treating Hart, much more flak - rightfully - than Jose is.

I think Schweinsteiger did his absolute ask for Utd. If you watch back Amy game he played he was always driving forward, organising and costing down defenders. In fact I can remember one game where we were getting best and he was the only player on our team chasing the ball and trying to make something happen. If you're going to argue that Schweinsteiger was LVG's worst sitting, ignoring Rojo and Di Maria etc, then you must be doing so because he is an LVG 'boy' rather than because of his performances.


11.) 24 Aug 2016 15:53:38
Also SchMidfield, I believe that legends of our club have said the same thing in the past. Managing Utd comes with an expectation that you conduct yourself in accordance to the high standards of Man Utd. I really do not like Pep either and think his whole replacement of Heyneckes was done appallingly and that he is treating Hart and Toure terribly. However, dare I say it, Manchester Utd have a much higher standard and better reputation than City do.


12.) 24 Aug 2016 16:14:39
he will be off to china or the usa pretty soon.


13.) 24 Aug 2016 16:25:16
spoc i take it then u don't like SAF either, he has done the same to countless players.


14.) 24 Aug 2016 16:57:19
I certainly don't read the papers, spoc, they're full of tripe. So apologies if Pep has taken a lot of flack buy whenever I've seen pundits on the tv they gush over him.

Anyway, what has he done do Hart that is so bad? Has he been bullying him in training? He's a top level manager and if he thinks he can get a better, more suited GK to improve his team I really don't see the issue. I'm sure its not personal, football is a cut throat industry.

Did you think badly of Saf for mistreating so many top stars over the years?


15.) 24 Aug 2016 18:35:34
I don't think badly of Jose, but I still think Bastian could still have something to offer. I never saw him shirk a shift on the pitch, and the off-field stuff is just guesswork and supposition.


16.) 24 Aug 2016 18:54:27
Spoc i don't think there's am easy way of telling a world class player that he's no longer wanted. Mourinho has to do what's best for United.
Fergie never shirked that responsibility. He got rid of Stam Beckham Yorke. So to say that that's why you didn't want mourinho doesn't make sense as all managers have to do it. There is no proper or easy way to do it.


17.) 24 Aug 2016 18:59:14
I agree Stevie. Fellaini has done great and long may his good form continue but I would select a fit Bastian ahead of him anytime.


18.) 24 Aug 2016 20:18:26
At least Jose has deal with Schweini - more than LVG seemed to be capable of. He has taken us for ride, now it's journeys end. Personally, I am not sorry.


19.) 24 Aug 2016 20:59:35
ken why?
the wigs last 2 games have been better than anything bastian has done in a united shirt .
i can't think of a single reason to pick him other fellaini other than he is a big name star.


20.) 24 Aug 2016 21:33:03
Simple jred imo he is a better football player than fellaini. I've seen fellaini play half a dozen good games in just over 3 years and I've seen bastian play superbly for 10 years. I thought he did ok for us in a few games last season.

I saw him out perform fellaini in euros. Sure fellaini has played well in the first 2 games and I'm pleased for him. It's nothing to do with names It's to do with class. That's my opinion.


21.) 24 Aug 2016 21:55:47
ken
but that 10 years was in the past.
bastian was a great a player but munich let him go fir a reason .
but for some he is still a big name .
the wig has played really well the last 2 games and you would drop him and pick "a fit Bastian ahead of him anytime"
even tho the wig is playing well and bastian has done nothing really in a united shirt.

its all about the name.


22.) 24 Aug 2016 22:35:29
Its all well and good saying Bastien might still be useful, I don't necessarily disagree. But at the end of the day we have too many numbers in this position, so Jose had a tough decision to make. I'm happy with the changes he's made so far and trust him to know more than me in terms of who to get rid of. And to be fair, he seems to have chosen an ageing player who's on a massive wage and was not capable of giving his all for the club last season, before going on to be fit and ready for the Euro's. I see logic in that decision. Pogba is a star. Fellaini, schneiderlin and Herrera are younger and most likely hungrier. Carrick and Blind give us depth and cover. there's not much room for Bastien, let alone on his wage packet. I hope we find a buyer and wish him all the best.


23.) 24 Aug 2016 22:59:57
From the person who said rooney should come straight back into the team when fit again last season despite rashford and fellaini playing well while he was out it smacks of the double standards you detest do much. It's all about the big name.


24.) 24 Aug 2016 23:07:01
Sir Alex conducted himself with class, he kept a lot of matters in house and the ones he never brought it upon themselves.


25.) 25 Aug 2016 00:50:59
Spoc,

Are you sure?


26.) 25 Aug 2016 06:52:47
ken
rash and the wig played different position than rooney .
plus you could play play all three .
but i can't find a place in this team for bastian to just walk into if fit .

he is well fown the pecking order imo even if he has been a superstar in the past.


27.) 25 Aug 2016 08:40:01
Your right jred he is will down the pecking order and is likely to leave. The manager has decided not to give him an opportunity that is his prerogative but it won't change my opinion.
Bastian did not cover himself in glory and showed what I consider to be disrespect last year to the club and his team mates. But based on pure footballing ability I would select a fit Bastian over fellaini.


28.) 25 Aug 2016 12:37:07
For once i agree with jred, i would have fellaini over schweinsteiger all day long, ken schweinsteiger may have been a great player once but he hasn't shown us that he is even a decent one in the utd shirt, i remember games where fellaini bossed the game not to mention his 2 performances this season have been very good, with schweinsteiger i can't recall a single good performance and add to that the disrespect he has shown this club, all he cared about was the euros for germany in the same sense i don't see why utd fans need to care about how he treated right now.


29.) 25 Aug 2016 15:13:38
CSM, with all due respect, and unless you were privy to the goins-on at the club, you have no idea what he cared about. Guesswork and supposition again, with your own slant on things.


30.) 25 Aug 2016 15:41:47
Nou i don't need to be privy to inside knowledge to see that he was unfit when he came to us, injured for most part of the latter part of season. Yet managed to regain fitness for euros which were 1 month after the season. And it is common knowledge that most of his injury breaks were spent in germany or on wta tours. I am not saying he did this without club letting him, but it doesn't look good whatever way u slant it.


31.) 25 Aug 2016 16:30:58
There's a big difference between being Premier League fit, and international fit, tho. Most of the games are played at walking pace.


 

 

 

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16 Jun 2017 23:48:07
We don't need him. We already have pogba and Ander in midfield to do the pretty stuff. We need a destroyer. A brick wall to shield the defence.

Someone mobile with a bit of pace and knows how to tackle.


 

 

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16 Jun 2017 14:45:08
If we are being asked to pay £70m for morata, I would pay £150m for ronaldo. He might be 32, but he guarantees you goals. He would have put away a significant portion of the chances we missed last season.

He knows the country and the league. He looks after himself. In terms of conditioning he is in better shape than half the players in the league. And if zlat can get 28 goals Ronny would easily get you 40. At least we would have someone who could take a decent free kick.

And from Woody Woodward perspective, is there a more marketable player/ sportsman in the world?

Heck I am feeling generous, Madrid here is £50m + Degea for our Ronny. Ac Milan here is £30m for donnarumma.

Job done. If only it were that simple.


 

 

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12 Aug 2016 13:28:18
Cookyman,
Totally agree. It is much better that he goes on loan if he is going to get the chance to play week in week out in the EPL. If he gets to play regular first team football he should only improve and hopefully come back ready to slot into our first team.

He is a little light weight, but has bags of technical ability. Reminds me a lot of Mata, except that he has more pace than mata. I hope he make the grade. Would love to see him in the first team after a season away earning his stripes.


 

 

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12 Aug 2016 13:28:18
Cookyman,
Totally agree. It is much better that he goes on loan if he is going to get the chance to play week in week out in the EPL. If he gets to play regular first team football he should only improve and hopefully come back ready to slot into our first team.

He is a little light weight, but has bags of technical ability. Reminds me a lot of Mata, except that he has more pace than mata. I hope he make the grade. Would love to see him in the first team after a season away earning his stripes.


 

 

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23 Jul 2016 06:25:02
AJH the clue is in his name. His a&$ told him.

One way or another let's hope this he who shall not be named saga is over. Maybe we can then move on and get some original posts back on the site.


 

 

 

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16 Sep 2017 14:50:52
I suspect that by Asian he means from India, Pakistani, Bangladeshi etc and not Korean, Chinese, Japanese Asian.

There was one lad who made it to the first team squad. I think his name was harpal Singh.

I vaguely remember reading an article many years ago that stated that culturally there is more of a focus on education and other sports particularly cricket. Albeit that the article may have been slightly stereotypical.


 

 

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05 Jul 2017 17:47:10
I am not 100% convinced by lacazette, but let's come at it from a different angle. Who did athletico have in mind to replace griezmann? Lacazette.

Athletico have a really good track record with finding excellent strikers to name a few, Diego costa, Sergio aguero, falcao, David villa, Jackson Martinez, mario mandzukic, Kevin gamerro and Antoine griezmann.

I would not be surprised if he does really well. I can see him and Sanchez interchanging positions on the pitch and playing well together. I hope not, but can see it working out well.


 

 

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04 Jul 2017 10:16:49
Cesare Maldini was pretty goodbye between the sticks for Italy and then produced the legend that is Paulo Maldini who was pretty good for a game or two.

Apart from that I can't think of too many more.

{Ed025's Note - schmeichel?


 

 

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18 Jun 2017 08:56:05
AJH I would only like to see the grappling rule enforced after we get rid of smalling as he has got to be amongst the worst in the league for grabbing hold. come on Woody time for Man U to offer a bogof offer. I don't care who you buy, smalling or jones, you buy one you get the other free. Gurner and grabber, it sounds like a bad 80's cop show or crappy law firm.


 

 

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16 Jun 2017 14:49:45
Totally agree Eric.