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19 Jul 2017 17:55:44
I've just read that there's more fantasy football going on at City with the signing of Danilo.

I find it very curious that there was no suggestion we were in for him since in my opinion we need another right back and he is willing to come to Manchester. Plus he was only £26 million!

It could be just that he preferred City or having worked once with our beam of sunshine manager decided never again.

The other possibilities are we have an alternative coming in or simply that Mourinho is happy with the players we have for that position. I noticed Valencia played at right back against Salt Lake and I think TFM got some time there as well. I didn't watch the Galaxy game. Has anyone else played at right back pre-season? Do you think Mourinho is happy to go into the season with those two plus Darmian?


1.) 19 Jul 2017 18:19:44
The fact he has slumped at Real and can't defend might be a reason.


2.) 19 Jul 2017 18:28:38
We can't sign everyone mate. Our targets were Semedo, Fabinho and Aurier. With Danilo plying his trade in Porto for a few years before moving to Madrid, I'm sure Jose knows enough about him and whether he'd suit us, evidently not. It's about getting players in that will suit our system and compliment our other players.


3.) 19 Jul 2017 18:42:23
When dids he work with jose mancman?


4.) 19 Jul 2017 18:53:06
Since the De Gea debarcle last season I can, t see Real Madrid selling us any ground staff never mind any players.
I know we have numerous targets, Perisic, Matic, Fabinho . Jose wanted them on the U. S tour, But you can't make clubs sell their players because we are interested in them.
Still feel a lot of players are not that keen on playing for Jose, It's only because we pay over the odds for players and agent fees, that we get them to sign.
City and pep put in offers for players, and get them.
Long time to go in the market I know, But we don't want to be signing players 24 hrs before season starts, Remember the Fellani deal anyone?


5.) 19 Jul 2017 18:59:26
Players want to play for Mourinho but we are not ready to meet he asking price.


6.) 19 Jul 2017 20:27:28
The United money men have their limits and rightly stick to it. Pep is playing a real life version of Football Manager at the moment and is yet to address the left back position and centre half.


7.) 19 Jul 2017 20:34:14
More to the point why buy a 2nd rb who can't defend for 26 mill after shelling out 55 mill for another rb who can't defend. What about their much vaunted academy if they wanted a bench sitter.


8.) 20 Jul 2017 09:22:13
The best right back to come through their academy is now first choice at Spurs and was sold for £3.5 million.


9.) 20 Jul 2017 13:25:35
Ken, you're right. After I posted I realised I hadn't checked whether his time at Real had co-incided with Mourinho's.

Nonetheless, because none of our wide players are natural wingers, I do think we need overlapping attacking fullbacks and both Walker and Danilo would fit the bill.

If we bring in a true defensive midfielder then I'm not so bothered about how well our fullbacks can defend, as long as they are good going forward.


 

 

 

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17 Jun 2018 01:11:31
Was thinking about Ronaldo and how he might adapt his game as he gets older. Seems like he's looked after himself so potentially he could play at a top level until he is 40. He's already changed his role from all out winger to pretty much centre forward. Could he play as a no 10 or even deeper as a playmaker? Does he have the skilset? I could see Messi playing a deeper role as he ages but i'm wondering if Ronaldo has the passing range and defensive positioning needed for a deeper role? Is it just a case that he's a football genius so would exell anywhere on the pitch, even in goal or at centre half?

I'm interested in this because their is always talk of him returning to Utd and the only doubt about whether this is a good idea is his age. However, if we could get 5 - 7 good years of top quality Ronaldo then that's got be a good thing. It might not be peak years flying down the wing Ronaldo but that doesn't me and he can't be bloody good and really effective for us for many years. I've read talk that he couldn't hack it in the Premier league anymore and that's just crazy. I think he's plenty hard enough and capable of taking care of himself. A sensible manager would look after him and make the most of his big game temprament. We shouldn't need to waste his miles in the tank on playing Huddersfield at home.

I think Ronaldo is exactly what Utd need right now. He's a total winner and I think we could get many years of great football from him. Most of though he brings some wow factor and I'd love to see him back playing at OT.


1.) 17 Jun 2018 08:06:25
I can see him in America in a year or 2 .
I think he will want to go out at the top not fade away .
Last 2 seasons he has scored 25 and 26 league goals great return for any player other than Ronaldo.
I think he would find it harder to score goals in the EPL and maybe the physical nature of the league but you never know .
Messi scored 34 and 37 in comparison and that's playing a deeper role, if Ronaldo can't continue that standard I think he may look at America or even France with psg.


2.) 17 Jun 2018 09:16:28
Off your rocker jred if you really believe that.

If you look at his stats during his time at Madrid, the last 2 seasons were extremely consistent with the years previous in terms of games and goals.

He played 29 league games in 2016 and 27 league games in 2017 scoring 25 and 26.

He played 46 games scoring 42 in 2016 and 44 games scoring 44, entirely consistent with his previous seasons, average a goal a game since his start at Madrid.

Incredible how you can question this guy given his record.

Comparing him to messis return isn't the debate here, it's whether or not he could do it in the PL. I don't think there is any argument.


3.) 17 Jun 2018 09:50:02
He could do it in the premier league if he had the teammates to create the chances for him.


4.) 17 Jun 2018 09:58:43
Angle
I haven't questioned his record, what I said was I think he will want to go out at the top not fade away .
Last 2 seasons his goal return and games played in the league were his lowest since joining .
His overall goal tally for this season and the previous are the lowest since his first season with Madrid.

I think he will want to keep that tally up and will find that hard to do in the epl and with United I don't see him hitting 50 or 60 a season for United. Even the 42, 44 he over the last couple of seasons .
And at 33 years old coming back to the EPL is big ask .
So it's not if he will score goals it's if he will score as many and be as influential as he would like in this United team .
Psg makes more sense ibra scored 38 league goals in his last season and then 17 the following for United.
I think it's harder to score goals in the EPL than either French and Spanish league and a lot harder on the body . Ask ibra
Ronaldo could probably prolong his career avoiding the EPL.
Buts that just my opinion.


 

 

14 May 2018 18:43:19
Ok then, I'm convinced. I've been persuaded to put aside my dislike of Mourinho and his boring football and to give him my support for a further 12 months.

I'm doing this because I trust all the people on this site who tell me that there is a plan. You've told me that after one more season and three years as manager Jose will have the team he wants and can then play the dynamic high scoring football we all crave because that's what he did at Real Madrid with the record goal tally they achieved.

I'll accept your argument that the only reason we are so defensive is that Jose doesn't trust our defense. So, after this summer when he brings in two new full backs and a better centre back we will see players committed forwarded because he knows our new defense has got it covered.

I’m already looking forward to the more relaxed and happy special one because he knows that with the unlimited funds at his disposal, by the end of the season everything will be in place for him to have his perfect team. I have no doubt that once his perfect team is in place he will love and cherish each and every member like they are his own sons. There will be no need to criticise because they will be playing the football of the gods.

I believe you when you say that Jose doesn’t need a number two because he has all the ideas he will ever need so why would he want some fresh thinking. Also, if you think living in a hotel and flirting with other football clubs is what you want from your manager then I’ll accept that as well. Finally, if you tell me that our manager should disrespect the fans and the club I’ll buy into that as well.

I’m finally a believer! Jose! Jose! Jose!


1.) 14 May 2018 20:41:34
Awesome MancMan. Enjoy the ride. 😂😂.


2.) 14 May 2018 22:18:24
Welcome to The dark side manc man. Great post made me laugh😂.


3.) 14 May 2018 23:11:15
You will upset Ken.


4.) 14 May 2018 23:43:41
Manc. Class post.


5.) 15 May 2018 02:04:30
MancMan-stop mincing your works fella and say what you mean will ya!


6.) 15 May 2018 07:32:58
Wont upset me Denis why would it. silly little man.


 

 

05 May 2018 18:33:14
Lots of talk about players leaving but which players would you truly want to stay? For me it's not many; DDG, Baily, Lindelof, Matic, Lukaku. That's it! The rest could all go and I wouldn't be bothered. Of course, us playing with only five players might be a bit of a hindrance but otherwise.


 

 

30 Apr 2018 11:22:55
I thought Lindelof had a good game yesterday and is starting to look the part After the shaky start he now seems a lot more comfortable with his surroundings. I think Jose should take some credit for sticking with him and probably using him just about the right amount to build his confidence and help him settle in. He's still really young for a centre half and there are parts of his game which he needs to improve particularly the physical side. However, he looks comfortable on the ball and is happy to bring it forward. I think and Bailly could form an excellent partnership and I look forward to hoping seeing them develop together.


1.) 30 Apr 2018 14:06:14
He was man of the match for me yesterday. As Jose bought them both he must see them as the future pairing. Similar age so, a long term one too.


 

 

24 Apr 2018 17:55:06
Nice little fluff article in the Guardian about De Rossi. He is a player I would have liked to see playing for Utd. He's probably a little old for a move although his leadership qualities are something we could probably do with right now.


1.) 24 Apr 2018 19:25:10
Way too old now but if he scores a hat trick tonight i'd give him the freedom of Manchester😁.


2.) 24 Apr 2018 19:30:29
Agree mancman he is an absolute warrior. Could really do with him now and would have loved to have seen him play for our club. The closest thing to Roy Keane imo. Apparently he wears the no 16 because it is what Keano wore. Hope he leads Roma to champions league glory.


3.) 24 Apr 2018 21:22:48
Poor de Rossi like Totti he should have moved to a better club and he would have probably won trophies.


4.) 24 Apr 2018 22:10:18
I think De Rossi was threatened by the ultras/ hard-core fanbase. They wield a lot of power at some clubs and certainly had a say in him not moving if memory serves me right.


5.) 25 Apr 2018 08:36:07
I didn't know that about his shirt number Park. This site is entertaining AND educational.


 

 

 

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07 Jun 2018 00:02:05
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04 Jun 2018 08:56:43
Eric79, then you can see what the problem is if our supposedly best midfielder can't really be bothered putting the effort in. It seems like it's not just for Utd either and the French fans have lost patience as well.


 

 

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01 Jun 2018 07:08:13
That would be truly a sad day. I would have nothing to do with Man Utd as long as he owned the club.


 

 

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25 May 2018 21:11:47
Shades of Pogba? He signed for Bradford.


 

 

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13 May 2018 08:42:11
Anyone know who's going to be number 4?


 

 

 

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14 Jun 2018 09:09:16
I can't say I'm disappointed if he's going. A few moments of brilliance but he's hardly Giggs. I think he slows down the play too much, always pausing and letting defenders get back into position before trying to beat them rather than knocking it and going when he has the advantage which is more like Rashford plays. Defensively he is a liability and in todays game you can't carry players, you have to attack and defend as a team. I'll stick my neck out and say I don't think he'll ever be a top player and that's a shame because he has the talent but can't be bothered with the effort. We know someone else like that as well who I also wouldn't be bothered if they left the club.


 

 

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13 Jun 2018 13:43:09
Alla, have you seen Rojo play left back?


 

 

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10 Jun 2018 03:11:16
Scholes for me. He's the player I've enjoyed watching the most out of any football ever (I'm 43). Just a joy to see on the pitch. He was like a chess player because he always knew where he was going to pass about 2 passes before he received the ball. He didn't even need to look where he was passing it; first time - ping. Amazing! I've never seen any other player play like this. It was off the hook.

In fact, here's a challenge. Can anyone name another player who could do this like Scholes?


 

 

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08 Jun 2018 18:17:45
Lol Beast "as I don't want to be negative today". Erm, are we ignoring all your other posts today?


 

 

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08 Jun 2018 15:42:01
Park, its amazing that we are talking about the England team in these terms. With our supposedly crap squad we now have selection headaches. Fantastic! I admire how Southgate has gone about his business and devised a system which suits the players he has. I don't have a preference for rashford/ sterling or two from Lingard, Ali, Loftus Cheek. I also don't mind whether he picks Henderson or Dier. Mainly I trust Southgate to assess and choose who he thinks will work best because I think he's done a pretty good job of that up to now.

Beast, I agree with your post about Rashford and the wider implications for the team but I also agree with Shawthing who says that Rashford has been treated fairly by Mourinho. Rashford does need to make better decisions on the pitch.

My theory on Mourinho is that we give him the opportunity to come good with all the time and money he wants. He either does the business or him and his supporters (including those on this site) will have been given all the rope they need. Either way it's a win win.