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19 Jun 2017 22:49:59
Papers reporting that Jose doesn't buy CR7's availability and believes he is just angling for more money from RM. Whether he believes that or not, it's a smart move from JM as it removes United as a leveraging party, without closing the door if he's wrong and CR7 does want to move.

Still think we should sign him if possible, but this way we limit how much we can be strung along as leverage for Mendes to hold RM over a. barrel.


1.) 20 Jun 2017 07:09:27
Good post mate, though not sure we should sign him if he becomes available; JM clearly has a plan for next season and knows what players he wants to fit the system. Signing Ronaldo would throw all that out of the window and require the team to be built around his needs - then in a few years when he's gone, there would be no structure, just a bug CR7 hole.

Hope Jose sticks to his plan and not gives in to Woodiz craving for a megastar: would be very happy with a DCM, attacker and forward.

2.) 20 Jun 2017 12:07:09
With Jose now called out about tax issues in Spain, if I was a player I would think long and hard about going to Spain. For you guys DDG may stay and Morata and Ronaldo may want to move ASAP. Looks like the TAX office are going after easy targets - this may back fire.

3.) 20 Jun 2017 13:13:24
Wouldn't surprise me if RM themseves were behind the Ronaldo rumours with the intention of complicating the Morata deal and ultimately getting a better price.

4.) 20 Jun 2017 13:23:48
If Ronaldo does leave to another European country and is convicted in his absence of tax fraud, what happens when he has to return to Spain to play a Champions League game, would he be arrested as he stepped off the plane.

5.) 20 Jun 2017 22:05:23
Naymar, messi, ronaldo, jose, all big names and earners, coincidence? Who next bale, Suarez, no Spanish looks like a witch hunt to me and nobody has broke the rules more than Madrid.

6.) 21 Jun 2017 00:52:15
Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!



28 May 2016 00:27:49
Now Pogba is rumored to Chelsea. Simply put we need to pay whatever is necessary to ensure we get him, and even more so if Chelsea are making a move for him. Only ballon d'or contender I see moving anytime soon.


1.) 28 May 2016 08:24:36
Yeah but we've got Fosu Mensah it would hinder his progress sighing Pogba he wouldn't get a look in much like if we sign Zlatan over Rashford 😋.

2.) 28 May 2016 08:54:40
A midfield pairing of Pogba and Fosu Mensah, now that would be interesting.

3.) 28 May 2016 09:11:20
WRD if we sign a new cb then it will stunt Rojo's potential.

4.) 28 May 2016 09:13:58
Haha yes Ken, I think we should make Rojo captain next season, be the making of him.

5.) 28 May 2016 09:49:17
We need to be realistic. pogba will not come back without CL football. He may have done to work with Mourinho but I get the feeling he wants, to add either barcalona / real Madrid on psg to his cv.
Fosu mensa as right back in the ivanovic mould would not surprise me with Shaw bombing on down the left.

6.) 28 May 2016 09:53:24
I really don't see how signing Zlatan would hinder Rashford, he could play anywhere across a front 3 and I'm sure he'll get his fair share of games it would be difficult to ignore him. We are short a striker and considering his age I think it's an ideal situation for everyone including Rashford as opposed to bringing in a top class striker with years on his side which would hinder Rashford.

As for Pogba I really can't see that happening I would love to see Fosu Mensah getting a chance. Interestingly (or not) McNair got man of the match playing in midfield last night, didn't see it personally must've done alright though.

7.) 28 May 2016 13:57:18
I agree jamal I was just joshing.



26 May 2016 00:31:15
Latest rumor has us spending 60mil on Willian. So someone in the media thinks that not only do we need the fifth or sixth best player from a midtable team, but we should spend a British record amount on him. Talk about silly season. Personally there isn't a single Chelsea player i would want us to sign but this one is really absurd.


1.) 26 May 2016 01:06:39
Totally disagree. He has been outstanding for Chelsea this season and is one of the few players there not to have had a hissy fit earlier in the season. He has played at a high level making and scoring goals all season.

2.) 26 May 2016 01:35:06
Apart from Zouma, Courtois, Hazard, Courtois (if DDG leaves) and Willian would all improve our team.

Matic of last season under Jose would also be most welcome.

3.) 26 May 2016 02:50:45
I agree with herefordred. Willian is an outstanding talent and had Chelsea had a better season he would've been a contender for Player of the Year. imo anyway! However, if Maureen also see's Rooney's future as a flexible CAM then he wouldn't be required. I know Rooney has his haters and he is largely responsible for that himself but early signs are that he is more than capable of re-inventing himself in this position! Slightly different style to Scholes in as such he hasn't yet developed the ability to control an entire game but he is a remarkably better tackler. and at this exact moment in time, along with DDG is one of only 2 genuinely world class players at our beloved club! #believe.

4.) 26 May 2016 05:59:02
As a Chelsea fan and watched every game for God knows how many years if you were to offer £60m I'd piggy back him there. Most frustrating players I've seen yes he stood out this season only due to the fact others have been garbage. Headless chicken with the ball but can take a free kick. Good luck under Jose boy's always be a cfc legend just enjoy the ride he will bring especially with all these top class managers here.

5.) 26 May 2016 08:33:05
I genuinely think willian would be perfect fit for us, but for 60 million . I honestly couldn't see Chelsea letting him go he was one of the only good points of there season.

6.) 26 May 2016 09:04:05
Willian works hard and has lots of energy that's about it, otherwise his useless. There's much better right wingers out there. Chelsea's top players were terrible this season which made Willian look good.

7.) 26 May 2016 09:15:27
Willian? God I hope not!

8.) 26 May 2016 09:18:27
Just to clear things up I meant that I think Willian is a very good player but I do not think he is worth £60m. I also would love us to unearth so real diamonds the way the Portuguese teams seem to be able to do every season for little money. Chucking shed loads of cash at anything half decent that moves should not be part of our ethos.

9.) 26 May 2016 12:11:08
KG - I think you need to have another look at Willian.
He's a superb player who doesn't really have any weaknesses to his game. He's quick, tracks back, skilful, can assist goals and can also score goals.
I agree I wouldn't pay 60 million for him but i would snap Chelsea's hand off at 30 million.



12 Feb 2014 02:04:45
Reports that Vidal has signed a new 200k a wk deal with juve. Eds, if true this would mean 0% chance of a move this summer? Shame.


1.) Not necessarily as lots of players havesigned new contracts, only to be sold 6 months later. Just means Juve can get more money for him now. If we offerend 40+ m and nani they would probbly consider it. Only time will tell KG as he would be a great signingfor us.

2.) Contracts don't mean a lot. Only thing they are good for is how much money people are going to earn.

3.) Hard to believe and 200k sounds outlandish especially at Juve.

4.) Contracts don't mean a lot, they are what keeps a players value at its maximum, it makes a big difference



17 Aug 2013 17:05:02
How can managers be so blind to what every fan can clearly see. By playing with Carrick/Cleverly/Valencia/Giggs you are basically saying that unless RVP scores multiple goals, were in trouble. I couldn't stand it when SAF would throw away points with these conservative scared lineups that fail to excite. Could be a rough one if RVP doesn't finish the few chances he gets. What happened to attacking United? Really hoped a new, younger manager would reinstill some of that to the squad.


1.) I hear ya KG and agree, I can't understand todays midfield why start Giggs and Cleverly while Kagawa, a fit Anderson and Zaha are on the bench not ot mention Rooney.Its not like we should save them for the next game as they need the game time and need to get battle hardened, its going to give our opponents the confidence to go all out and go for the win.

2.) Think Moyes is being too conservative here, he obviously doesn't want to lose his first prem game in charge, but I would have loved to have seen Kagawa instead of Giggs and a more Ballsier team set up.

3.) The have hasn't started yet, give them a chance. Welleck, Valencia a d RVP will get the goals. Rooney to come on in 2nd half and score.

4.) I can see SAF's influence in the club

5.) The negativity that ruins this page continues. It doesn't matter how many trophies we win, there will always be a select few that just can't help but have a moan. Lighten up, the Prem is back, and the Champions are back!

6.) Absolutely spot on giggs should not be starting ever I love him to death but at 36 no chance kagawa sitting Rooney zaha. I'm shocked at our midfield if it stays like this well be dominated game in game out. With no chance of a title or top four even

7.) We have 5 midfielders but yet we seem empty in that area!? I don't get the style we play. I don't feel cleverly is a good fit for utd seems uneasy when he plays no real confidence in his ability

8.) 2-0 half time enough said for me


9.) I should think so after 26 years, dues that post win obvious statement of the year award


10.) 17 Aug 2013 18:22:33
Methinks your panicking too much, only player I would have changed is giggs. Swansea were always going to come out flying and we had to soak it up and hit them on the counter. Regards shinji, ando and wild we need option in the bench to change things. They more of a plan b. We could be arsenal. MrE

11.) Sorry, absolute nonsense. Swansea are a fantastic team who move the ball on the floor. This is the correct lineup for this game. Their genuine threat will be limited. For me, this is a very astute 11 from Moyes.


12.) Giggs is poor, I can see someone getting sent off 2day.

13.) I think the fact it's 2-0 speaks volumes.
Why are people judging 10 minutes before kick off! Judge at the end or during. The performance for me has be steady and decent. Get behind our club and our manager. Giggle might be 36 but he's a dam sight better than so many players in the PL .
Come on united.

PS - Rooney 3rd goal


14.) Giggs is by far our best player on the pich and it is a shame that the oldest player runs more and try harder than anyone else. Cleverly is just not working for us. Since his injury from the last year he is not the same, attitude is ok but he is very ineffective. That is why we don't have midfield and all that we can do is throw the ball to RVP and hope he will produce some magic. He and Ando will have to go. I don't want to be negative but this is fact and I want to see our team play some football. In CL we don't have any chance with this midfield, we need to start solving this problem


15.) Giggs is not 36, he's 40 in November!

16.) Well for such a rubbish line up the reslt was alright!

17.) 4-1 in the end seems like tactics and selection spot on


18.) 4-1 and only 2 from RVP

You are talking BOTOX

Danny is onfire! Rooney still lacks fitness

19.) My sincere apologies to Paulo for my mistake of a 36 instead of 39. But we'll picked up. On a slightly less pathetic note we won 4-1 which is absolutely brilliant. Great start.

20.) Yeah we need strengthened and we got some muppets playing for us but the end of the day we are in a results business and they delivered so let's cut them some slack this week. Gj guys

21.) Yeh, terrible team selection.
What was the score mate?

22.) We won 4-1 and that's great, but Cleverley was awful and Giggs passing was unusually lax. Will always be 100% behind United, but doesn't get away from the fact we need 2 midfielders. I'd like Fellaini for steel and Cesc for silk, but would settle for Fellaini and Cabaye or Modric.

23.) Although we have won 4-1, I feel our passing and movement was very poor, we gave the ball away far too much and could have been punished for it a few times!and would have been punished by a better side!on the other hand vidic and rio were solid, welbeck is getting better and RvP is just world class.we just need a few more of those world class players in the middle of the park!

24.) Relax! Someone will be signed. But climb down off the ledge. Swansea is a quality side, certainly not a top 4 contender but a solid top 10 side. United totally blew their doors off after the first 25 minutes or so.

25.) 4-1 away win to a decent Swansea side is simply not good enough. Moyes out!

26.) RVP was pure class today . Not just his movement in the box and his finishing but his all round game, back to goal and shifting the ball around was brilliant! I totally agree that giggs should not have started in behind him though. Giggs is still class and still should be part of the squad but if DM is going to be starting with cleverley and carrick in the middle then we need Rooney/kagawa/a NEW SIGNING! Playing in front of them. Personally I think that cleverley should be left as a back up squad player it used in the cups. As a previous poster said he hasn't looked as good since his injury, constantly playing the ball backwards and not getting his head up quick enough. After saying all that though I would have taken 4-1 before kick off for sure . Swansea are a quality, good to watch team with a good manager so we should be happy with that result. let's hope that we get a bit sharper and come out of the blocks quicker against Chelsea. Good result today lads!

Ned the Red

27.) Yeah right!

28.) Humble pie comes to mind :)

29.) A blind man can see that Rooney would be fantastic in midfield behind the front 2, he has all the qualities of a great midfielder and would still chip in with plenty of goals, he wants a regular start so I think this would be a good solution just my opinion

30.) I was right. We created a few chances which fortunately were finished by rvp. But there was still little threat from the midfield. Thrilled with the result but I stand by my prediction. -KG

31.) You should give Moyes a call, I'm sure he would appreciate your sage advice. Your expertise is obviously what we've been missing

32.) 4-1 can not argue with the result.RVP the difference god help us if he gets injured.Well Europes elite must be looking at our midfield and quivering in their boots.The pace of Giggs awesome.The sublime passing skills and vision of Cleverley.
Got my hotel booked for the European final already.

33.) Can't argue with your view of our midfield.Giggs is over the hill and well down the other side.Cleverley and Carrick are no world beaters, neither would get a game in Chelsea's midfield.Valencia is not the player he used to be, very negative in his wing play.No wonder Rooney fancies a move to a club where he would get a good supply of the ball.All of this is painfully obvious and must be addressed.We need players who can keep the ball and win it back when we lose it.The possession against Swansea shows what we lack the result shows what we do well.




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20 Jun 2017 04:46:08
Noticed something on espn just now that I think people should pay attention to.

The confederations cup is using video replay. It's been used in multiple sports for years now, and most have found a way for it to work without hurting the game. I do think the future is one where non-judgement calls like offsides (which are enormous calls in a sport with 1-0 results) are checked with instant replay.

I'm wondering, do people think additional replay usage will be successful and what calls would you want to be included in the replay? How much of the refs job should have a backup? Cards? Dives?


1.) 20 Jun 2017 06:41:11
It's a slippery slope, there is a danger that the ref will turn to it for everything. I understand why people want it to make sure decisions are correct but I worry that it will. become disruptive.

2.) 20 Jun 2017 09:10:14
The major problem they are finding with the trial is the lack of understanding what is going on from a fans perspective. The only way it can work is if both referee and video referee have mic's so we can hear everything that is being said.

In the Portugal game the other night the ref went to the video ref and nobody had any idea why, we watched replays for no reason and it was like they were searching for something to be incorrect. The commentators are generally more clueless than us and couldn't work it out either so ended up with them talking nonsense. I think what needs to happen is we hear the video ref and the commentators just stay quiet until the decision has been made. 'Pundits' make all of this worse with their biased views.

3.) 20 Jun 2017 09:32:51
I'd give each captain the chance to challenge three decisions. If you're wrong you lose a challenge, if right you don't. Works in tennis. Captains would only challenge big things. Trial it in the Europa?

4.) 20 Jun 2017 11:07:15
Good shout that RWWD.

5.) 20 Jun 2017 12:35:01
I guess that's my point GDS, what on Earth were they looking for? It could easily become all encompassing, we see it it Rugby Union where some referees have lost the ability to make a decision.

6.) 20 Jun 2017 15:23:34
RWWD - I like your idea, but I'd not give it to the captains, I'd give it to the manager. He has 1 life, if he calls it and gets it wrong then he loses his call - this way the manager will never risk using it unless he is sure there is a problem and then they may chance their arms at the end of the game when the drama is heightened anyway.

I'd also introduce a rule that no player may approach/ talk to the referee - red card offense to challenge a decision/ protest. I'm sick of refs getting swarmed and players dragging out minutes arguing, cajoling. Telling a player to get away and a new one jumps right in his place - sometimes they are right, most of the time they are trying it on. The ref shouldn't have to justify every decision he makes to people who benefit from him changing his mind.

If the manager has his 'golden button' he can press it at any time to attract the refs attention. The ref can then go back to the video, maybe the 4th official and video ref are miked up to the ref and manager/ rep of club, so they know when the incident occurred minute/ second wise and can search the footage quickly. Maybe an off the ball elbow in the face etc will be picked up, a studding, dive or the obvious goal line/ pen stuff.

It would clean up the game and it would also stop the time wasting, harassment and probably speed up play in the end.

7.) 21 Jun 2017 04:35:53
In the NFL you don't hear their conversation but the ref announces what aspect of the play is under review. Or they give a full explanation when they return so you know what was under review. There's also better communication between the league and their broadcast partners so the tv announcers have some insight into what is going on so there's less random speculation and more examination of that aspect of the different camera angles.

Still believe there will be a gradual introduction of this and eventually through trial and error they'll settle on a good system.



12 Jun 2017 23:03:38
Quick post on Griezmann.

If the reports coming out are true, it seems as if Griezmann wanted a move to United, but once atletico's transfer ban was upheld he showed true class and loyalty by refusing to leave if hey couldn't bring in a replacement. Atletico rewards him with a boost in pay and by not raising the buyout from the level united have made clear they are willing to pay. United leaks a "cooled our interest" statement to save face without placing blame or insulting Antoine or atletico . Granted, some is speculation, and obviously I'd rather not wait a year to sign such a player, but if this is all true it seems like the player, Madrid and united all acted with class, with no one placing the blame and all relationships in tact. Refreshingly classy by all parties involved.


1.) 13 Jun 2017 00:09:54
Very good post.

2.) 13 Jun 2017 05:24:27
The buyout clause is of no consequence to united how many times!

3.) 13 Jun 2017 07:15:50
Isn't the release clause irrelevant and not the buyout clause?



09 Jun 2017 17:41:48
I'm sure I'm not alone, but I'm not convinced with Morata or Belotti. And frankly, if our goal is to become competitive again with the elite clubs in the world, I don't think either of these players helps. There's a reason Madrid is fine letting Morata leave, and our competition for Belotti seems to be AC MIlan.

Do you think in next season's CL that a team like either Madrid side, Barca, Juve or Bayern will be worried about either of these players? Because I doubt it. I understand the need to bring in a striker to replace Ibra, but the reason we were excited about Griezmann, Bale, etc is because those are the elite level players that would put us on level terms with the current best sides in Europe.

Just my opinion but I don't see either Morata or Belotti as more than a stopgap and not enough to get us to the top of the PL or competing for the CL.


1.) 09 Jun 2017 17:53:33
It's a team game KG and as far as mourinho is happy with the signings we make, it is for the best of the team.
Though I do not think that Greizman deal is off. Costa will go to athletico and lacazette will too. May be we can get him in January. Hopes up.

2.) 09 Jun 2017 20:40:08

Each to their own, I'm a big fan of both players. How many games have you seen Belotti play?

3.) 09 Jun 2017 21:07:56
KG. That's your point of view, and I'm sure most of the guys here respect that. Just to give you perspective.

Morata is a part of a Real Madrid squad that has the likes of Ronaldo, Benzema, Modric, Bale, Assensio, Vasquez (spelling) and of course, Morata. Now, stats alone, Morata was the second highest scorer for the team this past season. Agreed, he came on when the opposition was already losing, they were tired, they were scared. the excuses will go on. The fact is, if he scored 15 goals, he must be doing something right. Tell me, if you had any player from United scoring those many goals, wouldn't you be jumping up and down with joy?

About Griezmann, he's 26 or 27, two or three years older than Morata, not only has he been the focal point for Atleti in the past few seasons, he enjoyed similar involvement while he was at Sociedad. And even for France, he has been one of the starters and regulars.

Don't compare someone who has the potential of being a top top player with players who are already at that level.

Also, just ask yourself this. If you are a defender, playing against United at Old Trafford, who would you rather face, a young kid named Rashford or Morata?

As far as Bellotti is concerned, I honestly don't know much about him. He could be good, he has played well last season with Torino and based on what the posters here have said and the Eds, he could be a good signing.

4.) 10 Jun 2017 00:19:30
Agree with you kg Madrid, Barcelona and Bayern are packed with superstars A list players and will fight it out with eachother for the champions league like they have for years now, utd spend more than all those teams in recent years and we are seriously lacking in elite level players, these teams do get transfers wrong sometimes but their teams are still packed with world stars who win the top prizes. I hope if we get morata he does well but waza correct in an earlier post he's a real Madrid sub reportedly costing A List price. Would people be scared if another team had got him, maybe a bit but we could all probs name about 15 strikers that would scare us more.



13 Apr 2017 21:57:30
Another match thrown away by Fellaini. Granted there were many people to blame for not easily winning that match, but he is put on to help close out matches and again he is a horrific defender. He fell asleep for their goal and I am in shock that anyone would still consider him a defensive presence. Mourinho is following the lead of moyes and lvg, rely on a horrendous player like Fellaini, you lose your job. And JM must be the only person on earth who doesn't see how much Fellaini kills this team week in week out.


1.) 13 Apr 2017 22:12:50
Fellaini is too often the easy scapegoat. Can't put the shortcomings of a team down to one or two individuals. Some people seem determined to dislike certain players.

2.) 13 Apr 2017 22:19:14
KG, that's a pretty dreadful post. We should have killed them off long before the 86th minute, none of which was Fellaini's fault. As it is we have drawn away and scored which still leaves us in a good position. But hey, let's slag one of our players off.

3.) 13 Apr 2017 22:17:59
Maybe it is down to our own finishing.

4.) 13 Apr 2017 22:23:00
Infuriating! 😤😤😤

That was shaping up to be a very professional European away performance.

I thought Carrick and Pogba were magnificent in central midfield.

I'm very disappointed with Fellaini's role in the equaliser. He should be getting back and heading that away that's why he's been brought on. I think that whilst we've got him in our squad it's always going to be too much of a temptation to bring him on either to help defend a lead or to pump the ball forward when we need a goal. Unfortunately the bloke it's far more likely to give a free kick, penalty or mistake away away rather than score a goal or have a positive impact on the game. It's unfair to single him out tonight but when he's brought on to do a job and he's regularly found wanting it's so frustrating. I hope we sell him in the summer and buy a proper footballer rather than us continuing to have faith in a player who only gets a game because of his height.

We're playing football not basketball!

{Ed004's Note - Or give his role to Perriera?}

5.) 13 Apr 2017 22:23:58
That one on one miss by pogba was poor imo, much more at fault than fellaini for us not coming away with a convincing win.

Also martial was poor when he came on, game was set up for him to kill them on the counter attack and he looked half arsed to me .

6.) 13 Apr 2017 22:30:58
I said there were plenty of others to blame, but if fellaini isn't on the pitch we win 1-0. We all know he's useless in the attacking third but he's a complete liability in the defending third. Maybe others should have killed off this match, but we win if fellaini doesn't lose his man.

7.) 13 Apr 2017 22:42:46
Not fellainis fault our attackers didn't take their chance like usual but not the end of the world as have a return leg and think we wil beat them easily at home.

8.) 13 Apr 2017 22:44:32
On the face of it its not a bad result but once again it should and could have been better.
Ibra was woeful. Too many others were average. Yet we should still have won.
Negative substitutions imo.
Still I'm confidant of going through on the evidence of tonight.
Looking forward to Sunday.
Let's see which of our forward react positively to Jose's criticism.

9.) 13 Apr 2017 22:35:03
How is that Fellaini fault, we wasin control and failed to take our chances and was unable to see a lead out.

10.) 13 Apr 2017 23:29:06
Welsh Red, Singh,

Fellaini is brought on to either see out a lead and help defend set pieces or alternatively to score a goal from a set piece or be a target man and use his height to either get on the end of a cross or provide a knock down for somebody else. The sad reality is he's not very good at doing either. He's a negative tactic in my opinion and he wouldn't be anywhere near our side if he wasn't 6' 5" and that fact alone is pretty depressing. Fellaini has his uses and would a nuisance playing in a Tony Pulis or Sam Allardyce team but that is his level. If we are to improve we need to stop placing our faith in a player that is not good enough for a team with aspirations to win the top trophies and only gets a game because of his height.

Whilst I don't wish to single Fellaini out you've asked why it was his fault so I'll explain why. We were winning the game 1-0. Forget all the chances we'd had the fact is we were winning. Fellaini was brought on with the sole purpose of ensuring the game finished 1-0 and to head away crosses the like of which they equalised. He fell asleep, lost his concentration and let his man run past him to score. He didn't do his job. All players make mistakes but he's been culpable more that once this season and he's not a safe option to bring on when trying to see out a lead. Please don't take this post as a character assassination I just don't think we'll improve whilst we're relying on Fellaini to either see out a lead or a be direct option to score a goal.

11.) 14 Apr 2017 07:04:20
KG blaming Fellaini for that is horrendous.

That game summed up our season, terrible finishing, we do that then it's an easy day at the office.

12.) 14 Apr 2017 07:50:11
The key point here as Jose has pointed out is that the game should have been closed out much earlier. I'm no fan of Fellaini but to blame him for the result is ludicrous. If anyone is to blame for a 1-1 draw it is the forwards who should have scored a few more. It's clear from the posts that this is a personal thing for some people. Putting that aside we played well and are on a good positiwith n for next week but let's all find something to moan about.

13.) 14 Apr 2017 08:32:51
It was a good performance AJH, but has that not become the story of the season, good performances, plenty of chances but a lack of goals. That lies with the forwards I'm afraid.

Once again too wasteful and I see 1 or 2 attacking players being brought in during the summer window.

14.) 14 Apr 2017 08:51:52
While we can't blame Fellaini for everything, he should never be wearing the United shirt as he's simply rubbish. Work it any way you like but he is utter crap.

15.) 14 Apr 2017 09:16:29

I thought we played well last night and had control of the game. I think it's a touch disingenuous of Jose to blame the forwards for not putting our chances away. The truth is much more complicated. Jose is a pragmatic manager and our wide players spend a lot of time in full back areas and we rarely attack with numbers.

When we do find ourselves ahead Jose often makes defensive substitutions and prefers to hold what we've got rather than look to kill the game by scoring another goal. I always find this a frustrating tactic as it normally just hands the initiative to the other team and stifles our attacking intent. The only way to really kill a game is by scoring goals. If you try and defend a 1-0 lead
the game is always on a knife edge.

The issue I have with Fellaini is he was brought on to see the game out. Jose had settled for 1-0. Fellaini didn't track his man and they equalised. This is not personal he just didn't do his job. Jose has been critical of several players this season yet he continues to make negative substitutions and rely on Fellaini to do a job which he isn't suited.

I'd have much preferred Herrera to come on and played 4-3-3. Carrick holding and allowing Herrera to play alongside Pogba and press the ball further forward winning the ball higher up the pitch which he does so brilliantly. Keep the intensity in our game rather than take it out.

I'd just like us to continue to be positive and that starts with the manger.

16.) 14 Apr 2017 09:26:54
I agree with most people on here saying about not taking our chances!

I feel it is our main problem this season.

I actually feel things are not as bad as the extremes would have you think!

1. We really don't have the worst defence record and have been solid even with the chops and changes due to injuries at the back.

( I feel a lot of our goals conceded are due to stalling on the ball or slow decision making are one of the main problems I see is the front lines loss of possession when the team are pushing forwards and then many teams hit us on the counter attack. )

2. This season we are creating a lot of chances and some people may say pogba is not backing up his fee! Yeah it is a large fee but people were praising him when he was at Juventus and i don't see why this has stop as the stats for him show he is bettering chances created and forward passing complete passes than he had had Juventus. The only problem here is at Juventus he had players who actually take advantage of Pogbas created chances but I feel our players are needing more attempts to score which is just down to being clinical.

(Tbh i think Jose hit the nail on the head when he said about Hernandez. That a player like him would have plenty of goals this season. Its true you count how many times Ibra likes to drop deep and try to create but at the end of the day their is plenty of ability in the midfield to do that and he should be up in the box waiting for a ball. I have lost count on the times valencia and other players have broke out wide have the defence on back foot and put a perfect ball across the 6 yard box but yet no one is their for a simple tap in. We seen last night the benefit of Mkhi just being around that area. )

3. I feel jose hasn't done a bad job we have been let down a few times by players just not finishing or seeing out matches. Jose really has had one transfer window (I never count January ones - hit or miss/ Panic buys) to get his own stamp on the team and to me the signings were smart. I say this summer we will look to add a midfielder (maybe carracks replacement) that can sit there and allow for pogba and herrera to do there thing. Perfect world i'd love Verratti or Bakayoko. Next two signings i would have would be based on how current players finish the season. first up Shaw (LB Area) I hold my hands up I'm a shaw fan think when he's on his game he's fantastic but the question is can he get back to that and also can he sustain it? again i'd love a player like alaba of bayern or alba of barca. The last area i'd look to improve if players don't step up is up top. So we have Rashford and Martial (both who i like and have the ability to become great players) then Ibra. Ibra is Ibra he will get you a goal but to me lately it is taking 3 or 4 attempts to get it. In tight games this can hurt you and then we have Martial and Rashford showing signs of what they can do but not always. So i feel we just need that player who can put the ball in the net. A player who can get the scrapy goals and the nice goals. Obvs like everyone I like Griezmann but there are other players who have been banging them in that i'd say would bring us up a level and help with our build up play such as Lacazette, Aubameyang. A player who can link up but also can dribble and run in behind. I do like players like Kane and Lukaku but as we have seen many times before if you don't play to strikers strengths they can easily flop.

Sorry for the long post guys just thought i'd like to put across a few points.

Keep up the GREAT work admins!

17.) 14 Apr 2017 10:00:43
Yeah let's blame the one with the scouse haircut that's a good idea. Worst game ibrahimovic has had but it's Fellaini's fault😆😆.

18.) 14 Apr 2017 10:06:55
Schmid - 'utter crap'. Well, I guess Jose, LVG, Moyes, and Martinez, not to mention Wenger when Arsenal were sniffing round him when he was at Everton, all experienced football men, know nothing about football, then?

I think Fellaini has been decent this season, and certainly by no means our worst player. But one mistake, and the lynch mob are back. Other players get a bye ball for a poor performance, but the snobs don't give that to Fellaini. They're just waiting for him to have a bad game, for a chance to vent their spleen about him.

I know you're prone to the odd burst of hyperbole, but that comment's just ridiculous.

19.) 14 Apr 2017 11:29:14
Fellaini did more coming on as sub than ibrahimovic and Rashford last night. Give the lad a break 😔😔.

20.) 14 Apr 2017 11:35:08
the managers negative tactics are to blame.

21.) 14 Apr 2017 14:00:22
It's getting harder and harder swallowing some of the crap written on here lately since when was a 1-1 draw away in Europe such a bad result? Are we that arrogant that we think we should steam roll a team who are at the same stage of the same competition as us? And as for the constant scapegoating of our own players and manager it's quite frankly embarrassing it seems in vogue to slag our own club to the high heavens and make kissy eyes at every other club and player.
the live chat which may I point out was a fabulous idea has been tainted by the constant vitriol levelled at our own manager and players and I for one am absolutely sick and tired of reading the same bollocks week after week.

I won't be missed this i know but that's it for me I've had enough of the whole thing so I won't be coming on any more it's too depressing.

22.) 14 Apr 2017 14:03:40
James, our disgraceful finishing is to blame. We should have had that game buried. Jose has won all his life deploying these exact tactics. Our players are to blame I'm afraid.

23.) 14 Apr 2017 14:24:42
Deano lad take a step back mate don't go leaving the page, I only look at the page daily now as the same bollocks got boring.
Take a back seat and watch the regulars tear into each other. 😂.

24.) 14 Apr 2017 14:28:47
Jose has to take some blame, negative tactics, taking rashford off when he was causing them problems, not blaming fellaini but in my opinion it was a backward step and invited pressure, we should have carried on going for another goal and not settled for 1-0.

25.) 14 Apr 2017 14:42:04
should have brought on Luke Shaw instead. could have used Jose's brain.

26.) 14 Apr 2017 15:56:31
Stevie. Fellaini is utter rubbish. He can't control the ball. He moves like a tank. And he used to score goals but he's stopped. When we lose the ball, he trots back at 1mph.
What has that got to do with "snobs". Now that is a pathetic and ridiculous remark.
We don't see eye to eye but to refer to me as a snob is clearly misguided as you don't know me from Adam and that's the way it's going to stay.
Have a good Easter.

27.) 14 Apr 2017 16:38:58
I will always support our players for the 90 mins when i'm at the game but here is exactly the right place to discuss if a player is good enough and fans from all clubs will debate if so and so is good enough for their team so its not snobbery to think a player isn't good enough its just opinion. Its a team game and fellaini was definately one reason we didn't win last night as were a number of our players some more so than others.

28.) 14 Apr 2017 16:41:11
NM, I'm talking about a United snob, you eejit, not a real snob. ie. Someone who thinks only certain types of players should play for Utd. 'He's not a Utd player', is the phrase, I believe. Whatever that is.

Aside from my imagined insult, I think the way you talk about Fellaini, a Utd player, is a disgrace.

And I'm Jewish, so Easter means nothing to me. In fact, I think I'll report you for a breach of the neutral posting environment. Good day to you, sir!

29.) 14 Apr 2017 17:05:10
And if he's not good enough, what does that say about the judgement of our current manager, who clearly does like him?

30.) 14 Apr 2017 17:58:53
He's stopped scoring apparently, despite the fact he scored in the Middlesbrough game a couple of weeks ago. Ignore than though, he's useless.

31.) 14 Apr 2017 18:23:54
The only good attribute felllaini has is he follows orders from the manager.
Apart from that he's garbage.
Was he to blame for the result last night, of course not. Its a team game its the team as a wholes fault.
We will win next week anyway so i don't know what the fuss is about.

32.) 14 Apr 2017 18:53:53
a lot of attacks on the players. wasnt Rooney lucky he wasn't playing, guaranteed he would have got the blame.

33.) 14 Apr 2017 18:42:16
For all those on here blaming Fellaini, no seems to have noticed that their left back ran fifty yards unchallenged before he put the cross in. It was a great cross and an even better header, but no one stopped the cross. It's what Jose slated Shaw for after the Watford away game not getting close to stop the ball coming in.

34.) 14 Apr 2017 21:48:46
The team win, lose or draw not an individual.

Fellaini isn't my favourite player and frustrates me but while he wears out shirt I will back the lad.

The goal wasn't his fault and the game should have been put to bed anyway.

35.) 14 Apr 2017 22:22:16
It's amazing how some on here are always ripping players to bits. If it's not Rooney it's Fellaini or Pogba. The same guys who last season ripped LVG a new butthole yet here we are few good results away from the top 4 and maybe 2 cups . Who will it be next season . It's funny how we have not heard from MAZE since were unbeaten and don't get me started about Jaimej on live chat he's an embarrassment. I'm old enough to remember the Dochety years when winning the FA cup was a major achievement it truly is astonishing on here sometimes. 😆😆.

36.) 15 Apr 2017 11:34:03
Just as well they didn't see us play under Sexton. It would be meltdown on here.

37.) 15 Apr 2017 18:05:05
Junction red
2 good posts 2 very good points made imo.

38.) 15 Apr 2017 19:41:44
Cheers jred. They'll be thinking we're the same person😀.



06 Apr 2017 18:43:05
Just baffling. Everyone else can see that Lingard and Fellaini just aren't good enough for a team hoping to be. in the top four and eventually compete in europe. Yet, JM seems intent on keeping such mediocrity around for the foreseeable future. Lingard signs a new deal today, Fellaini rumored to get an extension soon, and all of our rivals relieved at our willingness to continue putting out mid-table talent.


1.) 06 Apr 2017 18:59:49
It's a squad game and as a support player lingard is good enough. He is still young and Mourinho obviously sees someone he can work with.
I'm happy he is staying.

2.) 06 Apr 2017 19:02:46
Both are good enough for the squad, the first team will be improved in the summer.

3.) 06 Apr 2017 19:09:33
Im happy they are both staying.

Fellaini as a squad/ sub player is exactly what we need when we need to change the dynamic of a game. He is not wrld class, but he is what top teams need on the bench.

Lingard? can't fault the lad. Again not wrld class but he has youth in his side and he has got chance to. Etter himself. Always puts a shift in and has only teally scored a few important winners so .

4.) 06 Apr 2017 19:12:05
If the reported wages of 100k are anywhere near the truth it is no wonder we can't get a half decent fee for our outgoing players, who on earth pays that much to someone like lingard.

5.) 06 Apr 2017 19:53:26
Its not just lingard CSM and its not just UTD.

6.) 06 Apr 2017 20:29:32
I'm not saying i don't like Lingard, the kid tries hard, and every once in a while scores a cracker. But he'll never be good enough to be a regular contributor to United. And he's not that young anymore. As for Fellaini, he sabotages every part of our team, the attack, defense, possession, etc. He's an anchor holding back the other 10 players, and is a gaping black hole regardless of which team has the ball. I'm all for squad players, but you think Fellaini makes the squad of any other big European club? He wouldn't.

7.) 06 Apr 2017 21:04:15
He can make the Belgian national team, which isn't too shabby.

8.) 06 Apr 2017 21:10:06
And they lose when they play him. Do yourself a favor and look at the results for united. Figure the points per match with and without Fellaini. It's like a full point difference. If you want to make money, just bet on United not to win anytime Fellaini plays. You could buy the club itself after a few seasons of those wagers! It's the opposite of the run Carrick was on for the last three seasons, in which we earned about a point a game more when he played than when he didn't.

9.) 06 Apr 2017 21:39:51
I have no issue with JL and MF staying. If we got rid of everyone who wouldn't get into the '99, '08 and other successful teams inbetween then the doors at Old Trafford would be constantly revolving during transfer windows.

As many have said, it's a squad game and I for one feel MF offers something different from the bench for the times when going direct late on is essential and Jose knows what he'll get from JL as a squad player, plus it's good to at least have a few squad players who have come through the ranks.

Versatility is another advantage and for that reason I also hope Ashley Young and Daley Blind stick around.

All of that said. The first eleven needs improving for next season, for sure.

10.) 06 Apr 2017 22:16:53
Absolutely fine with lingard getting a new contract, won us an fa cup final and contributed heavily in two other victories at wembley.

As for fellaini, he needs to retire from football.

11.) 07 Apr 2017 00:01:14
I'm a big believer in having a squad full of players who you can use for a Plan B or a Plan C, should the need arise.

12.) 07 Apr 2017 06:50:14
If we had taken that stance during fergies time we wouldn't have had players such as John O'Shea, berg, blomqvist and so on.

Players like fellaini and lingard are very important to us.

13.) 07 Apr 2017 06:54:22
Very unfair imo I think felliaini has done very little wrong this season I also believe the manager trusts and respects him so I doubt he will go anywhere.

As for lingard all I ever see on this site is people calling for our youth to be given a chance so they can break into the first team, lingard had been here since he was an embryo, been out on loan numerous occasions and fought his way into the squad he works his knackers off every game (which is more than can be said for some) and is a red through and through so I'm personally chuffed for the lad and the club.

We cannot just keep going out and buying shiny new players 2/ 3 per window maybe depending on outgoings but we need players like lingard and felliaini for the squad.

14.) 07 Apr 2017 08:10:04
Absolutely Deano!

15.) 07 Apr 2017 12:14:38
I'd rather keep the wig and Lingard than Zlatan and Rashford if I'm being honest.

16.) 07 Apr 2017 15:59:01
Rashford is a time thing, imo given time he could be fabulous and Ibra well without him I don't know where we would be this season but moving forward maybe someone a bit more mobile. All I know is we are 30 goals away from being all conquering so in þhe summer that should be priority.




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22 Jun 2017 01:42:53
While I'm fine with darmian moving on, I hope it doesn't blur the fact that he was a decent player for us. Strong defensively, perhaps a little too cautious going forward, but he always put in a good shift, willing to play on either flank, and was by no means a failure at united. If he was willing to be a role player behind legit elite fbs, I'd be fine keeping him. If he does move on, I for one will have positive memories and gratitude to the player. He's done the united shirt proud.




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13 Jun 2017 21:27:09
Supposedly the club has shown their class and offered him full usage of the facilities, medical and training staffs, etc. Good compromise as there's no way we're paying him Messi-type money to not play. That being said, if he recovers well over the next 6 months or so, that means it could be an easy decision to sign him in January as we'll have first hand knowledge as to how well he's recovered. Well doe all around by United.




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01 Aug 2016 17:24:40
Frankly I don't care. Listen, no one already at a big club is going to be super excited about moving to rainy Manchester. But pogba will do a job, hopefully make us CL contenders next season, and if in three or four years he's still desperate to move to Madrid or Barcelona then we can recoup much if not all of our cost and move on. If the team reaches its potential with the ridiculous attacking talent we have in store, I think pogba will absolutely love his football, if not the rain.




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14 Jul 2016 00:33:02
Funny you mention this. I was trying to relieve my midsummer football withdrawal with some YouTube and watched one of those top 15 United goals of 15/ 16. I know that anyone can look amazing on YouTube (hi Nani! ) but like half of the goals were from Memphis. So he's capable of incredible things, but needs to find consistency, reliability and the willingness and understanding to make the right pass at the right time. My point is that those things can hopefully be taught to him by JM but you can't teach those moments of genius. I for one think that he was hurt by lvg and a lack of consistent match fitness and minutes, and could be the forgotten man who blossoms this upcoming season. Or so I hope.




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29 Jun 2016 03:24:10
If you want a player to move to a team outside the CL you're going to have to pay a lot in salary. If you want to beat Real Madrid to a signing, you're going to have to pay over the rate in transfer offer and agent fees. Personally I think pogba is worth roughly 50-60. But it's not my money and he's the player we most need imo. If they want 90 and he wants 250/ wk. do it. We're getting zlatan for no transfer fee, and should make some money from sales. I'm glad Jose is being stubborn as in recent years we've so easily moved off worthy targets and settled for lesser talent.

Great to see you here ed002!





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21 Jun 2017 04:35:53
In the NFL you don't hear their conversation but the ref announces what aspect of the play is under review. Or they give a full explanation when they return so you know what was under review. There's also better communication between the league and their broadcast partners so the tv announcers have some insight into what is going on so there's less random speculation and more examination of that aspect of the different camera angles.

Still believe there will be a gradual introduction of this and eventually through trial and error they'll settle on a good system.




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19 Jun 2017 22:52:29
Death, taxes and disagreeing with MAZE. the only certainties in my life. haha.




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16 Jun 2017 22:41:12
I get that most of our signings should be young players with room to develop, stay for a long time, or eventually move on for big money. But this isn't a good player, or a great player, it's a top five all time player. He takes incredible care of his body, has transitioned from a speedy winger to a physically imposing striker, and should be able to continue playing at a ballon dor level for a number of years.

The one thing that will sting is having to pay more than we got for him. Essentially we'll have paid Madrid millions to take Ronaldo for his prime, but there's no crying over spilt milk and just as buying pogba last summer was the right move despite the history involved, it would be a huge mistake to pass on Ronaldo bc of optics. There's also the fact that he's one of the few players who's worth in marketing, sponsorships and even short sales will cover a large part of the costs, both in transfer fee and wages.

Trying not to get my hopes up. Trying.




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16 Jun 2017 22:35:25
Ill probably get roasted for this but, there's a big difference between being a great player for a mid table club and a great player for a club competing for trophies. Lukaku is a very very good player, but I believe he's still not the world-class striker we'd need to compete for honors domestically and in Europe. Add in the likely price tag and I'm more than fine letting Chelsea move for him.




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15 Jun 2017 18:33:03
That's what I was thinking. This either means we keep the best keeper in the world in DDG or we have a chance to sign the only keeper I'd consider a decent replacement in the young Italian. Either way, good news.