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01 Feb 2020 05:10:40
Ighalo now confirmed. We could have done a lot worse by not signing anyone.

He is not the quality player that everyone wants at United but, at least we have some cover upfront. We left it too late and that's the type of player we are going to end up with most often on transfer deadline day.

I am glad we signed someone, we are already short of options with just Martial and Greenwood and imagine having an injury to either of them, it would had been disastrous.

From what I have seen, Ighalo seems decent for the short term - decent pace, can dribble and is a little trickier inside the box, has a physical presence and can score goals. He also is a lot busier than Martial and the opposition defense would not be as comfortable as they have been.

He is probably a United fan as well and is his last chance to play for a big club and that too at United. I feel he would feel privileged to play for us and would give his all, fulfilling his dream in the process.

There is not much expectation or pressure on him as he is a underdog right now and that could really help him play his natural game and probably he is going to surprise a lot of people. If he can score anywhere between 10-15 goals during his time here, it would be a great loan spell.


1.) 01 Feb 2020 10:28:57
Fingers crossed he does a job because. well it is what it is.

2.) 01 Feb 2020 16:18:58
let's play exactly my thoughts.
There seems to be a shift in transfer strategy.
We are looking for hungrier and these 2 100% want to play for United.
One is potentially world class.
And the other is a seasoned striker on loan.
Could well be the difference for top 4 finish.

3.) 03 Feb 2020 22:35:12
according to the rags we could of ended up with glenn murray. had to read that twice.



29 Jan 2020 17:31:03
Fernandes deal is now officially confirmed and so delighted to have him.

This deal has a lot of positives for me:

1. Provided he settles in quickly we would not only have his creativity but also a goal scoring midfielder we have been craving for a while.
2. His signing could really help us pursue and probably convince some of our other targets come this summer, as he is a quality player.
3. We would not be so desperate when pursuing other midfield targets in the summer and puts us in a better position on the negotiation table.
4. Fernandes's presence would help us move on Pogba and Matic and use the funds to strengthen the team further in the summer.
5. The most important of all, we might have a chance to make a top 4 finish provided he settles in and everyone around him give their best till the end of this season.

A month of pursuing and finally we got him. Can't wait to see his performances in a United shirt soon.


1.) 29 Jan 2020 17:44:59
Brilliant signing and a step in the right direction.

2.) 29 Jan 2020 18:02:27
Outstanding signing - our best since RvP.

Now for Dembele. (I can dream! )

3.) 29 Jan 2020 18:35:03
Unfortunately he has decided to wear a Homer Simpson t-shirt for his arrival in Manchester. Woodward is already eyeing up the sponsorship deal with The Simpsons.

4.) 29 Jan 2020 18:38:06
Why is everyone so desperate to get rid of Matic? he's only 31 and I hear people speaking about like he's in his 60s.

5.) 29 Jan 2020 18:39:08
Finally, the no. 10 area which was a significant weakness is solved.
Hope he settles in quickly.

He is an excellent penalty taker and free kick specialist.
He can also score some screamers.

Absolutely excited to watch him play.

Rash, Martial, Greenwood up front with Bruno playing just behind them looks ominous.

6.) 29 Jan 2020 19:24:06
I think Matic has been very good the last month or so and deserves more credit. Useful experienced squad player. As long as he’s not automatic starter he should stay imo.

7.) 29 Jan 2020 19:50:19
Exactly Damon.

I don't have a clue.

Matic is good and for me is still far better than McTomminay.

8.) 29 Jan 2020 20:30:38
And, as if to prove his worth .

9.) 29 Jan 2020 20:37:24
Matic and Fred have been the two best players for the past 3 weeks. I must admit I thought Matic was done but he’s playing really well. Cracking finish tonight against city as well.

10.) 29 Jan 2020 20:45:00
Delighted! Had my Sporting Lisbon tracksuit on all day. Can’t wait to see how he does receiving the ball in the pockets where we usually see Lingard. If we get Pogba putting a few shifts in when he’s back we might just get in the top 4.

11.) 29 Jan 2020 20:52:19
Let’s see if it‘s maybe two brilliant signings in one.
Can’t see Pogba‘s ego putting up with not being the focal point of the media anymore.
Maybe this will kick him into gear to show he is still the top dog.

12.) 30 Jan 2020 05:26:27
I do agree that Matic's performances have improved recently and is a quality player when on form. However, with the way we seemingly want to play I do not see him starting in games when everyone is fit. With Fernandes coming in as well, it is certainly going to be Fred, McTominay and Fernandes starting in midfield.

Having both Matic and Mata as backups wouldn't be a bad idea, although I don't think they will be able to cope having to play too many games in case of extended injuries to key players.

The key question would also be if Matic/ Mata are content with playing backup, as cover for other players. We still do need more bodies in midfield irrespective.

13.) 30 Jan 2020 06:44:00
Matic has always been a good player. Treated quite unfairly by the fans on here. Still don’t see what Fred is about yet other than pure energy, but hopefully he continues to improve!

14.) 30 Jan 2020 08:45:26
Matic has quality, but his legs are gone. Not in the sense that he has lost pace as he never had it. But in the sense that he doesn't have the fitness to play 40 games a season. He has always struggled with maintaining his fitness in a 50-60 game season, tending to tire towards the end of each season, in recent years the point at which he starts to tire has steadily become earlier and earlier.

At the moment he is playing well as last night was only his 15th appearance for us this season, having spent most of the early part of the season out injured. 8 of those game have come in January. He will probably play relatively well for the next month or two.

He could be a decent squad option if that's what he wants to be, but if he wants to play every week then a move to a league played at a slower tempo would be best for him.

15.) 30 Jan 2020 09:26:49
All the more reason to manage him properly then Shappy.

16.) 30 Jan 2020 09:58:56
Betty, from what I gather Matic at 31 still sees himself as a key player for a side for another couple of years. He wants to play all the games. In the EPL with the pace of the games he just can't do that at a high enough level over a whole season.

He might be able to play for us if he only played league games and was given a bit of a break at some point during the season.

From what is in the press it is Matic who wants out more than the club want him off the books.

The interesting thing though is that for the last 30 days Matic could have been negotiating a pre-contract with any foreign club, he may well have been. But nothing has leaked to the press if he has.

The big push previously was from Inter, yet Brozovic has really stepped up and made that CDM role his own at Inter and if Matic was to move there it would more likely be to be back up for Brozovic. Which doesn't sound like what he wants to do.

17.) 30 Jan 2020 10:25:57
Shappy spot on re Matic and his physicality. It's why he conceded that stupid foul and got sent off last night. He was never blessed with pace but now he is like Mata and finds it too much against younger faster plays to even track back and make clean challenges. He is still a good player and in a less physically demanding league would shine even more. That said I would keep him for the next year until we get a real upgrade on him if that's possible.

18.) 30 Jan 2020 11:59:48
"Had my sporting tracksuit on all day"WTF 🤔🤔.

19.) 30 Jan 2020 21:34:21
Everytime 😂. 🎣.



29 Jan 2020 17:10:28
It's official now on United website:

"Manchester United is delighted to announce it has reached agreement with Sporting Clube de Portugal for the transfer of Bruno Fernandes.

The deal is subject to a medical and the agreement of personal terms.

A further announcement will be made in due course. "

Great news!




12 Apr 2019 17:52:25
The media is making a lot of noise with regards to Pogba wanting to leave. I believe most of us would not mind if he does leave, but would be disappointed to see his talents not come to fruition at United.

Imagine if he had the passion of Keane and the intelligence and vision of Scholes to go with his talent, would had been a deadly combination. At 26yrs and with all that talent, he should have stamped his identity as a world class player by now, but it seems he doesn't have the mentality to do it at United at the moment.

If he does leave, where do you expect him to go? Real Madrid seem to want him and so does he, but he better be prepared for it, knowing how the RM fans can be when you are not performing. Probably a return to Juventus could be a safest option as he is well regarded there and had the most success in his career there.

Who do you guys think we should target if Pogba does leave?


1.) 12 Apr 2019 18:25:47
Someone with energy, desire and passion to play the game. I expect lots of disagrees but I’d say someone like Doucoure of Watford.

2.) 12 Apr 2019 19:28:12
Matt - doucoure is a great shout. I’m a big fan of ndombele from Lyon. Him and Saúl with Fred at the base would be a tasty midfield for me.

3.) 12 Apr 2019 19:46:25
Bruno Fernandes and Saul.

4.) 12 Apr 2019 19:47:37
Pogba hasn’t worked out, let’s move on.

NDombele is impressive and Doucoure is a good watch but the step up will be a big challenge.

5.) 13 Apr 2019 11:58:13
Geoffrey Kondogbia looks like he could be special at a bigger club.

6.) 13 Apr 2019 19:19:08
I’ve said it before. Tielemens at Leicester (on loan from Monaco) would be a good signing. Classy player who seems to have acres of space and time on the ball. Add a Doucoure or Ndombele and we’d have a decent midfield.

7.) 16 Apr 2019 08:23:48
Ndidi from Leicester would be a great signing imo. He looks like he is going to be a great player.



31 Jan 2014 20:26:51
Just heard a rumour we are making a late bid for Kevin Strootman.

Roma are in dire financial state and need cash but, are looking for more than 20 million. United are looking to get him for somewhere in the region of 18 million.


1.) You mean you read a story on caught off sh**e?

2.) Just can't believe this story, or one about Herrera again! Nothing happening tonight and just have to accept it :-(




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28 Feb 2020 09:38:27
Another great result. Bruno seems to be the best signing of the season for us, although all the new signings have just slotted in nicely without taking too much time, which is great.

Fred for all the stick he got has really turned it on and has worked so hard along with McTominay and is now adding goals to his game which is nice to see. Both him, McTominay and Matic (recently) deserve all the praise for the work they have put in during our injury crisis.

Nice to see Ighalo get his goal and I am sure there is more to come from him.

James needs to work on his decision making, delivery and shooting because he gets into some great positions and then messes it up. He's already shown his quality with the goals and assists at the start of the season, just needs to focus more.

AWB looks tired for me, he seems to be lacking that energy and focus that he showed before. Probably needs some rest. Shaw looks to be coming back to his own self especially with the emergence of Williams.

Overall a very good performance against a weaker opposition with 10 men, but considering the fact that we were pretty poor against similar oppositions in the recent past we did well to keep going and scoring 5 goals in the process.


1.) 28 Feb 2020 12:41:44
Fred has done very well this season, he was a big worry for me.



25 Feb 2020 14:32:36
What do you guys feel about the Matic situation? His recent form has been encouraging and he could be good backup option or useful in games where we need that bit of experience.

With the squad already needing a AM, RW, ST and probably another CB, I don't see us going for a DM as well.

Probably the club might extend his contract for say 2 yrs and concentrate on strengthening other areas of the pitch. The most important factor however would be if Matic is prepared to be second choice or backup to others.


1.) 25 Feb 2020 14:59:38
I like Matic, top pro, vastly experienced, the issue came with overplaying him as he has generally looked knackered. He wouldn't be first choice but we need old heads right now and if he's happy being a squad player (doubtful) then I'd happily keep him.

2.) 25 Feb 2020 15:06:05
His issue isn't playing 20 games a season it's playing 40. So, as a back up he is excellent. Knows the league, experienced, still has quality.

He just doesn't have the legs anymore to play a whole season.

However, I don't think Matic sees himself as a back up player. Right up until January there was constant murmurings about him leaving. Since January they have gone somewhat. I don't think it's a coincidence that him being unhappy and possibly leaving only got leaked to the press when he wasn't playing.

I think what will happen will become clearer in the next few weeks. If McTominay comes back and relegates Matic back to the bench and suddenly reports about Matic being unhappy begin to surface again them we will have an answer.

3.) 25 Feb 2020 15:54:50
The club should look to replace him and he probably knows this and will be looking to move on anyway. It’s just the cycle of change and his time is up.

4.) 25 Feb 2020 16:00:43
from his own point of view, if he wants to play regularly, he's probably better off moving to Serie A .
However if he was happy to stay on as a squad player, he could do a good job for a season or two.

5.) 25 Feb 2020 17:03:59
Still the best CM we have by a good bit.

6.) 25 Feb 2020 18:53:15
We must be watching a different game Angelred. He is pondersome, slow on the ball and is very conservative with his movement as he doesn't want to be caught out of position.

He is experienced and steady. But requires energy and legs to do his running for him.

That will not improve. Time is up at end of season.

7.) 25 Feb 2020 20:40:02
The last few games he has played well. But prior to that, he hasn't impressed. It makes you wonder whether he has put more effort in due to his contract reaching excitement.

For now he is playing better than he has done. But he should be allowed to leave with Mata Pogba, Jones Rojo lingard and Perriera in the summer.

8.) 25 Feb 2020 20:47:32
Angel, I'm not sure about that. Pogba and Bruno have twice the ability, while McTominay and Fred have twice the application.

I think Matic still has quality, but he needs to have a couple of midfield runners to aide him.

It's not a coincidence that Matic's form over the last few weeks has often come when we have played three at the back and with a No.10 who often drops deep, meaning he has three defenders behind him and two midfielders in front/ around him.

Much harder for him to become isolated and his lack of mobility to be exploited.

I think there could still be a role for Matic to play next season. But it certainly wouldn't be as a regular starter.

9.) 26 Feb 2020 19:36:43
Opinions lads, I think he is a far better option than McT or Fred (I think is Fred is poor enough, not cut out if we want to go forward) McT is looking good but not matic quality yet.

I wasn't counting fernandes as I see him more as a 10.

10.) 27 Feb 2020 04:57:25
Matic brings stability to the midfield. It is difficult to disposses the ball from him.
I think we can get the best out of him, if we rotate him regularly and keep him fresh.

The only downside is, he doesn't play those defense splitting balls. However, I do think we need him for a couple of years as we lack experience in the squad.

11.) 27 Feb 2020 10:35:53
i'd sell matic and go for sms who we were linked with in the past or neves ; problem solved for good few years.



24 Feb 2020 04:33:22
It's too early but Bruno is already showing signs of being considered "World Class" as well as becoming a legend at United if he keeps up the performances consistently at a high level.

Finally we have got a midfielder who not only has the quality but the industry to match. He doesn't dwell on the ball too long, is always on the move and keeps the ball moving. It seems he knows his next move even before the ball reaches him and his vision and creativity is just amazing. There is more to come from him and he looks like a character who loves challenges.

We still need to add more creativity to the team and need more such players in attack and hope we don't make any more mistakes in the transfer window like we did with over relying on Pogba and not signing anyone.


1.) 24 Feb 2020 07:13:07
Totally agree, if we become a one man team it is all too easy for him to be marked out of the game and nullify our attack.
Have to be impressed with Bruno though, looks like he has the mentality to thrive at Old Trafford, if only we had signed him in the summer, we might have had a bit more consistency this year.

2.) 24 Feb 2020 08:31:05
Good result and great to see Greenwood score another goal.

In my opinion he should play every week especially against teams that play with a low block and surrender possession. He is one of the only players in our squad that can shoot accurately from distance. He makes good runs and has the ability to manipulate the ball in tight areas before shooting with unnerving power and accuracy. The boy is a goal threat and the likes of Lingard, Periera and Mata have offered next to nothing from the right hand side all season.

Fernandes has been good, he's provided that extra bit of quality in midfield but it's still early days. I'm not convinced he's a genuine No10 and I think he could be even more effective slightly deeper playing to the right of a midfield 3. Having said that if his stats are anything like that at Sporting then maybe he needs to stay higher up the pitch. His versatility will be a big plus in addition to his obvious quality.

With Matic playing so well and the imminent return of Mctominay I just wonder if we could play a 4-4-2 diamond. With Matic anchoring the midfield, Fred and Mctominay providing the industry and Fernandes the creativity. It also allows Greenwood to player higher up the pitch and be more of a threat in the box where we need him.

The next four league games will decide our fate Everton away, City at home, Spurs away then Sheffield Utd at home. That's a tough run of fixtures in anyones book. We are still big outsiders for the top 4 in my opinion but we must make sure we finish 5th in case City's ban is upheld.

Still lots of work to do but we got the job done. It makes a huge difference when you have the likes of Martial, Fernandes and Greenwood in the team that are all capable of scoring a goal. In midweek we lined up with Periera, Lingard and Mata none of which provide any kind of reliable goal threat and certainly shouldn't all start in the same team together.

Can we kick on? We're about to find out!

3.) 24 Feb 2020 08:37:37
World class is a label that can be used to tag people who are yet to prove it.

Bruno looks good so far. A few posters have been right to ask, where would we be now if we had signed him last summer.

His set pieces are better than anyone else that we have at the club. Hopefully we can be more of a threat at set pieces now and score a few more goals from them.

4.) 24 Feb 2020 12:41:04
I appreciate we have been starved of attacking talent aNd creativity has been pretty non existent this season apart from counter attacking but we should really slow down on the bruno hype. Its only been 3 games.

Plenty of players have come to old trafford over the past 6 years and started very well and then are a shadow of themselves a season later.

5.) 24 Feb 2020 14:10:27
After so many false dawn's it is understandable if we get a little excited at a chink of light at the end of the tunnel.

6.) 24 Feb 2020 14:38:10
Would a fair comparison for Bruno be someone like Frank Lampard.

7.) 24 Feb 2020 14:41:39
No pressure then. Boring MOTD post when someone plays well incoming.

8.) 24 Feb 2020 14:44:10

Your right about the next four PL games. If we can get 10/ 12 points that would be brilliant. I'd imagine it will be more like 6 points.



17 Feb 2020 09:21:55
Signing Pogba hasn't really worked out as many people expected it to. He was not the type of signing we needed at that moment but was probably done by the club to appease the fans as he was considered "one of our own" and also the commercial rewards the club could gain in return.

With the fee that we paid for him, we could have probably got 2 quality players to resolve our midfield issues. Who would you probably have liked the club to sign during that time instead of Pogba?


1.) 17 Feb 2020 09:58:58
We will see soon enough in the summer when he leaves and we bumble around trying to replace him.

2.) 17 Feb 2020 10:18:45
Eric79, that's the real worry. We should have done away with Pogba a long time ago and brought in replacements by last summer atleast. Hope we have a plan in place for the summer.

3.) 17 Feb 2020 10:29:49
As Ed said, Jack Grealish is a clear midfield target for us.
We can probably expect a midfield 3 of Grealish, Bruno and McT.

However my personal favourites would be Maddison and Saul Niguez.

4.) 17 Feb 2020 18:23:55
I think If we sell Pogba, a player like Saul would be spot on.

I personally like Fabian Ruiz from Napoli and could slot alongside Mctominay or Fred with Fernandez more advanced.



17 Feb 2020 09:09:37
"Chris Smalling Has Become a MONSTER! " - that's the title of a Youtube video I got across today. If the title was not outrageous then the comment section was something else - some even calling him 'World Class'.

I understand that Smalling had been our most reliable and best defender in the past few seasons, but 'World Class' he never was. If anything he looks good in a lesser league.

I would have kept him at the club ahead of Jones/ Rojo, especially with how Lindelof has struggled this season. Could have worked out with pairing him with Maguire, but everyone was expecting Lindelof to grow even more this season and probably Smalling wanted to be first-choice and the decision was made to loan him out.

I wouldn't mind Smalling coming back, but only as backup along with Tuanzebe. We need to strengthen the CB position in the summer irrespective.


{Ed047's Note - I think you’ve topped all those initial comments by ending with a beauty yourself, “I wouldn’t mind Smalling coming back”

Nice one LPU 😉

1.) 17 Feb 2020 09:24:54
Well Ed047, as a backup option I don't mind. He's better backup option than both Jones/ Bailly who spent most of the time on the treatment table.

{Ed047's Note - which doesn’t say a lot fella

2.) 17 Feb 2020 11:43:36

Snalling has some talot of the time on the inquest table aswell.

3.) 17 Feb 2020 12:32:58
Ahh ok, so the Serie A is a lesser league (speaking of a defender) . The league that has had some of the best of all time like Maldini, Nesta, Chiellini, Bonucci, Canavaro, Cafu, etc. OK. wouldn't it be better to call it a more technical league if you want to say that its a slower league.

4.) 17 Feb 2020 13:54:06
Smalling shouldn't even be compared in the same bracket as Tuanzebe. Tuanzebe has done nothing of note in his career as of yet aswell as being injured pretty much all season. A lesser league? there's only been one stand out team in the premier league this year and the rest of the so called top sides have massively under achieved. Don't think we can go calling Serie A a lesser league. Very disrespectful to say the least.

5.) 17 Feb 2020 13:56:06
It's an interesting point. Serie A is considered a slower paced league, a league based more around technical quality rather than physical ability.

What makes this interesting is Smalling has always done well from a physical point of view, he is strong, quick and has a good leap making him good in the air. Yet, the weaknesses in his game that have often been flagged up come from a technical view point. He positions himself badly often leading to him pulling players back, his passing isn't expansive enough. His touch can be heavy at times. Most of these weaknesses are supposed to stem from his non-league background rather than coming up through an academy.

So it's odd that a defender who has always been good physically, but lacking technically should go to a much less physical while more technical league and thrive.

When looking around at the players available at CB this coming summer and who we might be able to get I do wonder the previously unthinkable that maybe we would be better off with Smalling back in the side.

With a better full back in AWB alongside him he would be less exposed than before. While his pace could cover for Maguire. His limited passing would be less of an issue with Harry along side him. While the issue of Lindelof being targeted aerially when along side Maguire would be lessened if Smalling was there instead. Plus he is one of our most experienced players, at his peak and someone who remembers what it is like to be part of a winning Manchester United squad.

Most people agree that despite his flaws he was our best CB before Maguire was signed. So would it make sense to sell him when we have other less able players on the books. Plus there is a good chance that his season in Italy might have taught him a few things about defending.

I would strongly consider bringing him back to compete with Maguire, Lindelof and Tuanzebe for next season.




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19 Sep 2020 13:45:11
Don't know about those other players but signing Jones would mean investing in a personal medical room to keep him company throughout his contract as well as paying his wages. Don't think anyone would be as gracious as Man United to do that.




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17 Feb 2020 10:15:41
"Woodward and his p. r. man" - seems more like a publicity stunt by Woodward trying to feed fire to the media stories linking Poch with the United job in the summer. Just keep the flame burning and keep the fans excited till summer and then probably do something really baffling.




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31 Jan 2020 03:06:59
Agree Eric79. It's really sad and disappointing that he has not lived up to his talent at United. His United career has been very patchy - too many average performances than good ones.

The big excuse for him from those supporting him has been that the players around him are not good enough, but still there is nothing stopping him from leading the line and playing to his full potential. He should had been a inspiration to the team with all that talent, but unfortunately he doesn't seem to have the character and the right attitude to really push on and make a difference.

You see the like's of Messi and Ronaldo on the pitch and there is a belief that they are going to deliver most often than not. With Pogba it's been more of hope than belief.




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30 Jan 2020 05:26:27
I do agree that Matic's performances have improved recently and is a quality player when on form. However, with the way we seemingly want to play I do not see him starting in games when everyone is fit. With Fernandes coming in as well, it is certainly going to be Fred, McTominay and Fernandes starting in midfield.

Having both Matic and Mata as backups wouldn't be a bad idea, although I don't think they will be able to cope having to play too many games in case of extended injuries to key players.

The key question would also be if Matic/ Mata are content with playing backup, as cover for other players. We still do need more bodies in midfield irrespective.




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24 Jan 2020 11:07:18
Danny, forgot that one. Imagine getting all those players in, what a great team on paper and wouldn't be surprised if they perform better than a lot of the current players on show.





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19 Sep 2020 15:14:51
It's not so much about the players we sign it's more about how we go about it and the timing of the signings that frustrates out of the fans. On the positive side we are making some very good signings recently - Bruno and now VdB look real quality. Hopefully we can improve the way we conduct our transfers in the near future.




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19 Sep 2020 13:39:25
Shappy, Woodward is probably playing "Spin the Wheel" to decide on whom to sign and it's the manager that's in charge ends up a loser.

At the very least we are now signing proper players who have made the first team stronger. We should probably be happy with that. The way we do transfers is on another level all together and probably Woodie loves to leave it late and we fans have to endure being mentally dragged till the end of the transfer window.

It's unfortunate but that's what it is.




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17 Sep 2020 08:23:35
TrueRedDevil also factor in how we failed to address various positions on the pitch for far too long - Midfield, RB, ST. Half a dozen defenders who need moving on, Pogba wanting to leave for ages and we being stubborn to hold onto him and his agent just abusing Man United. The biggest of them all is that we still got an injury ridden Jones still at the club for almost a decade and we are not able to move him on.




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17 Sep 2020 06:01:27
Herrera, what you call as moaning is nothing more than a reflection of the frustration on how our transfer dealings have been since Woodward and co have stepped in.

"So in reality the problem is instead of moaning about the team the Glazers and Woodward you should moan about the coach and his team. " so no talking about the team, the Glazers or Woodward. Only the coaching staff is responsible - really? How did you come to the conclusion on what Ole really wants or not?

We have seen over the past couple of years on how we have dealt with player recruitment even with experienced managers - signing players looking for a final payday, signing 2nd/ 3rd choice players, giving contracts to players who should have long been gone, dragging transfer negotiations which take forever, not extending key players contracts or leaving it too late and end up losing them on a free. Whom would you blame for all of this mess?

The manager and coaching team can only work with what they got and can only ask for players they think will improve the squad and it's up to our skilled negotiators and whoever is dealing with transfers to get it done in a timely manner and allow the manager and coaching staff to do their jobs and get results on the pitch. Fair enough if the manager fails to get the results even after strengthening the team with sufficient quality and depth then he is to be criticized and needs to go.




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16 Sep 2020 15:28:19
Ken I am not saying Ole has what it takes to win titles because I myself have been critical of him. The point is no matter who the manager is they are finding it hard to deal with how the club is run and how the transfer dealings are dragged on for too long and doesn't give any manager a proper chance to integrate new players and get ready for a new season to get going and have a good start.