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06 Mar 2019 22:11:16
I bet on United to win and to qualify.

I'm absolutely buzzing. Great that Kimpembe was the one to give away the penalty considering he should have been sent off in the first game.

Ole Ole.

Mad Hatter

1.) 06 Mar 2019 22:35:55
We were lucky to get the penalty but so were they in the 1st leg when kimpembe wasn't sent off and even got the goal.
Mostly I'm happy to see Di Maria sulk. Plenty players get taunted by the fans and so did Di Maria by the United fans in the 1st leg. It would have been a big issue if one of our players had gone and shouted at the opposing fans " P**a f**k off" continously while celebrating the goal.


2.) 06 Mar 2019 22:57:47
I bet on a Lukaku hat trick. Suffice to say it was bitter sweet when Rashford stepped up and denied me £750. Still buzzing though 🤪.


3.) 06 Mar 2019 22:58:50
Took great pleasure in seeing Neymar’s face at the end. I have a severe irrational dislike for him.


4.) 07 Mar 2019 04:26:42
Eric, it’s not irrational, he does many things that annoy many people.


5.) 07 Mar 2019 07:18:24
There are many people who have an entirely rational dislike of Neymar, myself included. Don't beat yourself up about it.


6.) 07 mar 2019 10:29:59
i had 3 - 1 with rashford 1st goal 255 - 1 . why didn't lukaku square it for him? who cares ole is at the wheel, what's the chances for utd vs city or the scousers in the final? who would you rather play?


7.) 07 Mar 2019 12:11:38
would be nice if the draw fell with all 4 english teams in the semi.

im sure they do both the qf and sf draws at the same time.


8.) 07 Mar 2019 12:37:09
I had lukaku to score and us to win, us to win and part of a multi bet- since oles took over the reins my bets are staring to come in so much more. If only for that reason give him the job lol. Best utd watch for years imo.


9.) 07 Mar 2019 13:45:45
Wow is all i can say. Buzzing with the result. Didn't expect it so its a massive bonus.

2 games running Lukaku could have had last minute hat tricks from pens :) .

Not lukakus biggest biggest fan but since the form has returned I've no complaints.

Also love that Neymar is crying on instagram, quite ironic really the way he cheats.


10.) 07 Mar 2019 19:41:08
I don't think many actually like neymar. Overrated play actor. He's got more rolls than Greggs.


 

 

19 Dec 2018 12:18:46
welcome back Ole,

Let's all Unite and get behind him and the team. Whether your happy or not with the appointment, it's important to back him.


Good luck.

Mad Hatter

1.) 19 Dec 2018 14:44:14
Really? No more i don't see his CV? No credentials? didn't want him in the first place?


2.) 19 Dec 2018 15:24:01
UA, it doesn't matter whether they are the manager you wanted, once they are appointed, you set it all aside and get behind them.

Many of us didn't want Jose, but we still got behind him to start with. Just because we weren't behind him at the end doesn't mean we weren't behind him at the start.


3.) 19 Dec 2018 16:10:17
New on the page Thorne?


4.) 19 Dec 2018 16:53:46
If by new, you mean, actively posting here for 6-7 years, then sure.

{Ed001's Note - so you are new then? ;-)


5.) 19 Dec 2018 17:49:11
All things are relative Ed.

{Ed001's Note - true.}


6.) 20 Dec 2018 01:10:42
7 years, that’s nothing, I’ve been posting on here for8, you noob 😉.


 

 

16 Dec 2018 20:27:19
Will Mourinho be sacked before January?

Or will the board back him?

Who is a suitable replacement, Zidane did well at RM, could he rebuild a team? Who knows.

Jardim did quite well at Monaco. would he be a good choice?

Trying to get Pochittino is like trying to sell rice to the chinese.

Mourinho has got the team playing how it should be, he is at fault for that. The players are also guilty and some have been unprofessional aka Instagram likes of 'sack Mourinho'.

Do we sell a fee players in January to start a summer rebuild.

A DOF is a certainly going to be key.

Europa football next year might prove to be difficult to qualify for.

This is o e rollercoaster ride I can't wait to get off.

Mad Hatter

1.) 16 Dec 2018 22:17:42
Are you jred in disguise?


2.) 16 Dec 2018 22:53:11
FZZ,

For a fee, I can be a thing you want ;)


3.) 16 Dec 2018 23:17:12
If we can't get top 4, which let's face it, we won't, then I'd rather we didn't qualify for the Europa League. A new manager is going to need time to make his mark, and it would only be a distraction - gives him more time on the training pitch with them between league games.


4.) 17 Dec 2018 16:46:29
Keep an eye on the new fella at Southampton. I forget his name but he worked wonders with rb Leipzig and I wouldn't be surprised to see him move quickly if he can get some consistent good results where he is now.


5.) 17 Dec 2018 20:08:07
The guy at Seville could be a contender.


 

 

13 Dec 2018 13:09:40
We really need to sell Jones, Rojo, Valencia, Pogba, Fellaini in January.

It might sound drastic but they offer very little, in particular Pogba aka le sulk.

I honestly don't know why Jones is still at the club. He is a championship player. Slow, lacks mobility and has a poor technique. Similar attributes to Lukaku. Even finishes like Lukaku.

What happened to players running into space, looking for a pass, running through on goal.

I would have liked to see Greenwood and Garner get 10-15 minutes past night.
It would have be far more valuable and beneficial to them.

If we play like we did last night against Valencia when we play Liverpool, we might just end up getting stuffed.

Imagine the fun Salah, Firmini and Sane would have playing against Jones.

Mad Hatter

1.) 13 Dec 2018 15:00:55
What about in addition to this the novel idea of the coach “coaching” the players and making them better not worse?

How come every signing we make gets worse than when they joined and instantly regrets coming to the club?

Almost feel sorry for Fred, he has made an awful career move.


2.) 13 Dec 2018 16:34:35
In the case of jones you can't fix stupid.

I'm sure Fred will be fine under the next manager if the bean counter can actually get an appointment right.


3.) 13 Dec 2018 22:56:40
I don’t get why Jose has been so bad. He was a winner until he joined us!


4.) 14 Dec 2018 05:34:30
No manager will be a league winner with this squad eric.
Does anybody here think we have a squad capable of winning the league?


5.) 14 Dec 2018 09:50:52
I agree Ken we don't have a squad good enough to win the league however why is that.
We have bought 11 players under the manager that's an entire new team. Currently he inherited a great GK has bought his own players for 3 of the back 4 positions, an entire new 3 man midfield, a striker and a wideman .
Many players people feel maybe aren't good enough are still go to players and if they are given new deals it's hard to blame the tools he was left .


6.) 14 Dec 2018 12:42:44
A lot of the buys have been bad though. Fred could be a good player but currently doesn't fit. Pogba on paper is top class but doesn't fit. I think it was shappy who gave us a statistical breakdown on his performance the other night. Sanchez on paper a good player but doesn't fit. And that's the three most obvious without touching lukaku, bailly etc. We still lack a commanding centre half, tempo setting midfielder and a right sided attacker.


7.) 14 Dec 2018 16:41:41
Should be a team capable of beating Brighton and the rest, and should be higher than 6th as well.


8.) 14 Dec 2018 19:03:53
I agree with that noucamp. I think 2nd was a huge over achievement last season. With our squad anything between 4th and 6th is about par.
Spurs pool and cuty have better squads and a much better 11.


9.) 14 Dec 2018 22:53:26
or the best part of 170 mill spent on poundland pogba and 2o cent lukaka god we had are pants pulled down.


10.) 15 Dec 2018 01:59:46
Eh? Makes zero sense.


11.) 15 Dec 2018 09:54:22
Or you could argue that second place is the level we would expect to be at with nearly a new team of signings and umpteen millions spent, and that for some reason we've regressed this season.


 

 

06 Oct 2017 09:19:13
Any truth in Utd looking at Jack Harrison. Is this just paper talk?

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16 Apr 2019 18:58:20
Jones at RB, he will get turned inside out.

Mad Hatter

1.) 16 Apr 2019 19:11:15
You are not alone with that view.


2.) 16 Apr 2019 19:45:35
RB or 3 CBS?


3.) 16 Apr 2019 19:55:29
Saw that myself and thought ' what the hell? ' he will get tortured. What is wrong with dalot?


4.) 16 Apr 2019 20:00:46
Got to feel sorry for him. All the money we’ve invested in defence and we have to play Phil Jones at right back in a champions league quarter final fixture.

Oh well. Let’s do this!


5.) 16 Apr 2019 21:58:39
Result inevitable. OGS and team trying to get too clever and not play to our mediocre strengths.


6.) 16 Apr 2019 22:03:13
Shocking, beyond shocking. Any club with integrity would sack the manager after the last six games. Out of his depth. Horrible. Dead cat bounce truly gone.


7.) 16 Apr 2019 22:06:55
And Chris smalling showing couthino his right side, an experienced defender.


 

 

11 Apr 2019 10:08:50
I'm astounded by the negativity on here.
Not many teams can pin Barcelona back like we did.
The first 15 minutes is so they were by far the better team.
Our heads didn't drop when they scored.

Fred and Mctominay put in their best performances for Utd.
If Smalling had been switched in at the end, he would have gone down from Vidals high flying tackle.
When the final whistle blew, the look on the Barcelonas players faces said it all. They knew they had been in a game if football.


We stopped Barcelona from dictating the tempo and their tikka taka football.

We didn't register a shot on target.
Dalot should have scored from his chance, at least got in in target.

Rashford, lingard Martial have all been out injured. Herrera was out injured as well.

We know how OGS wants us to play.

Roll on next Tuesday.

Mad Hatter

1.) 11 Apr 2019 10:26:55
mad hatter are you crazy.

how dare you talk sense.


2.) 11 Apr 2019 19:50:42
Mad hater agree on mctom and fred both were well a move average.
Was rasford above average last night? Lukaku? Martial? Pogba? Young? Jessie? None were above average for me
Shaw had a good solid game for the most part
Lindelof smalling dalot likewise probably above average
Not 1 shot on target. Rash should have dalot should have but they didn't.
I am not being negative about the effort the manager or the endeavour that was there in abundance.
But quality was not evident in 90% of our play.
Trying hard is a prerequisite but at that level its not always enough quality combined with effort will win out. We just don't have the quality in our team on a consistent basis. When was the last time we challenged for the top 2 trophies?
Average players produce average results and we have an abundance of average players that is the reality of the situation.


 

 

05 Apr 2019 23:56:37
I'd DDG won't sign a new contract, who would sell him, who would let him go for free?

I'd sell him, it's a lot of money to lose out on. Romero is already a very good GK.
Henderson has played very well for Sheff Utd. Weve got Grant as 3rd choice.

Of course, we can always go out and buy another keeper.
Oblak would be a perfect replacement if he was available.

As a club, we've allowed players to run their contracts down and leave for free.

Smalling and Jones have signed new contracts but they aren't good enough.

We have too many mediocre players on large wages. We lavishly spent on Sanchez. We are suffering because of this.

All in all, Woodward has caused a lot of problems of the club.
He won't back the manager. Its a lot about the commercial side of things.

Mad Hatter

1.) 06 Apr 2019 06:57:01
De Gea is the one player we have who I would be delighted to keep but in no way upset if he decides to leave. The last 5 or 6 years he has been incredible, during a much less successful period than the 20 or so years that preceded it. If he is going to leave, it should be this summer in order to make sure the club receive a pretty big fee. Possibly even a world record fee for a keeper but with only one year left on his deal that's not a guarantee.

I'd play Romero with Henderson as number 2. The £50m-£60m we should get for De Gea covers a large amount of what we will likely end up spending on a CB as well.


2.) 06 Apr 2019 08:16:33
I'd sign Kasper Schmeichel. Premiership proven and I think the team is lacking leaders at a good age where we could bring back one of the younger keepers and let them develop.
Kasper, Alderwield, Wan Bisaka and Dele Alli would be the player I'd go for.


3.) 06 Apr 2019 08:34:13
Agree with everything you say MH but I fear Romero is vastly overrated by some on here. He’s a huge downgrade on DDG and will only contribute to us finishing 4th-6th. We need best in class for that position, all of the most successful teams have a world class keeper and although Romero is a good backup he’s not of the standard needed to challenge at the top. If he was, he’d be doing it elsewhere.


4.) 06 Apr 2019 09:52:10
This is something I've been contemplating for a while now.

For me the issue is at DDG age he will sign two more big contracts, one now and one in 3-4 years time when he is 31/ 32. If we give in and give him a contract of 400k+ per week now, then how much will we have to pay him to sign the next contract? 500k, 600k per week?

Without a doubt DDG is one of the best if not the best goalkeeper around at the moment. However, his form hasn't been great this season, or at least not up to his usual high standards. Yet when we access his all round ability as a goalkeeper I find it strangely lacking in several areas. Shot stopping he is the best in the world, yet there are at least 10 keepers better at playing out from the back. He still isn't great at coming out for crosses, and he doesn't dominate his area.

These things worry me slightly as when he ages his reactions will slow down and that will bring down his shot stopping ability. DDG with a good but not phenomenal shot stopping ability for me would struggle to be one of the top ten goalkeepers in the world.

If we lose DDG this summer then no doubt in the short term that weakens us. Yet Romero for me is better at commanding his area and far better at playing the ball out from the back. So although he would concede a few goals that DDG wouldn't. Maybe his organisation might mean our defenders are positioned slightly better and maybe his distribution might lead to a few extra goals scored. So all in all it might not effect the team as a whole as much as we might think.

Plus Dean Henderson looks a top prospect. If DDG signs another long term contract then Henderson will almost certainly leave.

Maybe it is time to say thank you to DDG and allow him to move on, receive a large fee and invest in other areas of the squad. Of course only time will tell if that is a good idea or not.


5.) 06 Apr 2019 12:08:21
I would be happy to sell if we could get a great price. He’s had an iffy season so I don’t know if his head has been turned but we’ve had our money’s worth from him and there are good goalies out there as we have seen with recent EPL purchases. And Wazza, I think Romero is excellent, but if he isn’t, then we buy someone else.


6.) 06 Apr 2019 13:52:53
I'd say to him and his agent that the contract offer is valid to June 30th. If not taken up by midnight its withdrawn and he's available.


 

 

02 Apr 2019 23:42:30
I was hoping we would wait until the end of the season to appoint a manager.

The club has made some bad decisions. Woodward will not do what is best for the club and appoint a DOF.

Bizarre decisions to allow players contracts to run down.

What next, a mega money signing in Bale and offer him a monster contract.

Mad Hatter

1.) 03 Apr 2019 06:02:34
I have no faith that the glaring deficiencies will be dealt with this Summer, the players that have proved to be not of the standard we require will still be here next season and the club will be embroiled in a "will he, won't he" sign scenario that drags on all Summer. Major surgery is required, without it we are destined to be one of the also rans, City and Liverpool are streets ahead of this bunch of chokers.


2.) 03 Apr 2019 06:08:35
Let's wait for the summer transfer window.
Hopefully the club starts acting smartly and brings players who suit the United DNA.


3.) 03 Apr 2019 06:49:00
Woodward has put the club in another potential crisis situation. He has made a decision to appoint Ole without any noticeable decision making process, he didn’t consider anyone else by the look of it. The timing was after we started to falter, so if that faltering continues to the end of the season the manager is already under pressure. I can’t see us buying what we really need in summer, but hey, we have a club legend in charge so there will be so many more clicks on the app. The other plus is that the club legend will be less likely to moan about limited spending or the lack of financial support, win win.

We are also in a position that Ole is more difficult to sack than Moyes, LvG or Mourinho, creating an even bigger problem.

Some of the players got their way with Mourinho and now look like they are not trying again.

The owners and the puppet Woodward are the problem and I feel sorry for Ole right now.


4.) 03 Apr 2019 07:26:54
It doesn't matter who the manager is or even the players, as long as Woody is there we will be a football club that is run for profit only. Soon we will drift down the league again but we'll have 76,000 in the stadium so as far as woody is concerned its all going well.
Ole will buy who he is told to buy, the main reason being price. If he's any good, that will be a bonus.
I watched us being beaten in every department last night. Fred ran around at 100mph with no clue where he was going. Centre backs that let a high dropping ball bounce to the side when they should be behind it, Lukaku couldn't trap a mouse, and Martial just doesn't have any fight in him. Would we choose him above RVN, Rooney, Ole, Sheringham, Cole, Yorke? Only Rashford would get near. Wheres Robson, Ince, and Keane. Wheres Pallister, Bruce, Ferdinand? That's how far away we are. We now have no players that could live with any of them. and Woodward will keep it that way until the money stops coming in.


5.) 03 Apr 2019 09:28:05
I agree Woodward needs to not be making these decisions on players however appointing Ole was inevitable after his results, EW would’ve been hammered if he didn’t appoint him. We won our match directly after his appointment don’t forget.
As for the players, the decision that has led to Ander Herrera potentially leaving for free is unforgivable and there are players at this club that have no right to wear the shirt, Young, Jones, Smalling, Fred to name 4, 3 managers before didn’t get rid of such players, actually hoping the contract extensions are so they can have some resale value in Jones and Smalls case.
Ole isn’t a miracle worker and can only work with what he’s got, happy, smiley was only going to get us so far, now the hard work starts.
Appointing the right DOF is crucial, the Pogba situation needs dealing with asap and targets need identifying quickly as we are likely in need of a centre back, x2 Centre mid possibly, a right back and right side attacker too and I agree on the Bale point, yes a fantastic player but I hate this galactico style united spending, he’s injury prone, would cost in a fee and wages, we need to get back to adding the right player for this club in the right position not just a ‘name’ as this has just not worked out for us.
Anyway, Barcelona next, I feel we will be on our game for this as it’ll look after itself but the old lazy attitude has reared its ugly bead domestically of late in some, we have had years of injury problems, who deals with that side of things at our club I don’t know but it’s a massive issue and we just look tired, years of not covering ground like ole wants this team too has taken its toll, and at the wrong time, ole thumbs 15/ 18 points needed, I think 18/ 18 and prob handing the title to Liverpool is what’ll be needed.


6.) 03 Apr 2019 10:10:22
EW wouldn't have been hammered for waiting till the end of the season - there was no logical reason whatsoever not to wait and then make an informed decision in the summer based on all of the options available. It's madness.


 

 

17 Mar 2019 22:10:23
I still think Uinted should wait u til the end of the season before making a decision on OGS.

Mad Hatter

1.) 18 Mar 2019 06:45:29
Agree, I have been saying this all along, and getting many disagrees!


2.) 18 Mar 2019 10:20:48
Not sure what there is to disagree with, the club are doing this and most fans should be happy with it, only the press who keep pushing him to answer whether he thinks he should get in permanently, quite frankly the discussion is boring me.


 

 

 

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10 Apr 2019 17:17:37
Tha is ED, I can't quite remember what you said, I'll try and search.

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10 Apr 2019 14:38:16
Thanks ED002. Seems a ridiculous contract to hand out.

Can you give your opinion on Woodward at all?

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10 Apr 2019 12:36:36
Ed002 is it true Sanchez signed a 5 year contract. If, so that seems an excessive contract given his age.

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10 Apr 2019 12:35:34
We don't need big name signings that Woodward craves, we need players that will fit in and improve the team.

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07 Apr 2019 13:26:54
Saul will end up at City.

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17 Apr 2019 13:31:36
Wazza,

Converting Young and Valencia into defenders is a money saving tactic.
Why else would the manager do that.

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17 Apr 2019 02:09:59
I wholeheartedly agree Leahy12.
Consider why Young and Valencia were converted to RB/ LB.
Saves money.
Jones and Smalling have never been great defenders. Rojo is very poor.
Bailly is injury prone and has lost his confidence.
Shaw positional awareness is very poor.

Dalot and Lindelof look good. (Lindelof has come on leaps and bounds) .

Top teams are build one solid defence. a lot of clubs are going to be rebuilding this summer. That makes transfer more difficult.

Unfortunately I think we will continue to decline.

Woodward for a guy that is all about money commercially anyway signs Sanchez on a ridiculously long contract and monster wages. Its about time the Glazers appointed someone to run the football side of the club.

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13 Apr 2019 21:27:20
Truthfully, we may end up a . I'd table team if were not careful.

Every summer we all become hopeful over a squad overhaul etc. Its been too long. Still slot of deadwood remains.

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12 Apr 2019 13:55:40
Mnk397,

We largely for the majority of the game nullified Barcelona. That was part of OGS tactics.
We stopped Barcelona playing their tikka taka football.

Ask yourself this, how many teams have managed to do that.

Is Shaw had marked Suarez at the far post, chances are that goal wouldn't have happened.

Rashford has just come back from being injured, Youngs crossing was again diabolical.

McTominay and Fred worked very hard. Mctominay played like a Utd Captain. He led my example on the pitch. His post match interview showed how passionate he is.

The final third, we weren't great, but we played well, stopped Barcelona. Messi was rather anonymous for the majority of the game.

Look for all the negatives but remember that. This is a team with a new manager and tactics. A team that isn't used to doing a lot of running.

Next season, hopefully we some quality additions, we will see are far more entertaining Utd side.

I remember Fergies final 2 seasons I charge. The football played then wasnt great either.

We beat PSG against all the odds, have we over achieved or were PSG far too arrogant?

Get behind the team.

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10 Apr 2019 22:38:47
I thought we played really well.
Shaw needs to work on his positional play.
Fred and Mctominay played really well.
Dalot did well on the left.
Rashford could have played better.
Young can't cross to save his life.

Let's be honest. We subdued Barcelona, not many teams have done that.
It was valiant performance, one to be proud of.

We have areas we need to improve on, but if we play like we did tonight, then we like the players can hold our heads high.

Mad Hatter