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12 Nov 2017 07:06:11
I just seen that we're linked with a move for Asensio. I would have thought he'd be one of the key men in the Madrid rebuild over the next few years.

Mumbles

1.) 12 Nov 2017 12:41:31
didnt he sign a new contract in the summer with a ridiculous buyout clause?


2.) 12 Nov 2017 13:38:11
I think if he is available he would be moving to Barcelona but itd be stupid to sell him as he is as big talent as Mbappe.


 

 

20 Aug 2017 00:13:28
Steady improvement is all you can ask for in football. We've improved the squad with some quality players. Our attacking players have hit the ground running, 4 different scorers today. Last year we were grinding out 1-0's always looking like we were capable of conceding late. I know it's early days but when we go up against the little piggies who built their house out of brick, we won't huff and puff, we just kick the front door in!

We have options from the bench. We have different combinations in midfield depending on the opposition. Maybe lacking a back up striker and a full back but we have players who could fill in for shirt periods of time.

The old cliché rings true. Take each game as they come. We have pace, power, guile, height attacking set pieces. A mixed bag to cause any team problems. A couple more of those results and the fear factor will well and truly be back!

Mumbles

1.) 20 Aug 2017 09:52:45
Omg I just said a similar thing to this Mumbles. That we need a fullback predominantly right I think. That we need a right forward. Don't forget Martial and Rushford can play central of we get an injury to Lukaku. But I agree two more would be great. Although it'll be hard I think.


2.) 20 Aug 2017 11:55:48
Totally agree, the signs are good. Two different games and the same result, if we can do this against good opposition as well then we will romp the league. Punishing teams is a great thing because it will scare teams when they go a goal down, recent seasons opponents always thought they could win from a goal down or at least draw - now they may fear a pasting if they open up - nice to give opposition something to think about for once as it has been too easy for managers to know how to set-up against us and exactly how we will play.


3.) 20 Aug 2017 13:20:03
I think its the left back sydney, not right. Blind looked like he didn't want the ball yesterday and usually passes backwards.


4.) 20 Aug 2017 13:41:02
Nonsense. Blind was always an option and played well.


5.) 20 Aug 2017 13:50:17
Granted his delivery yesterday was not perfect, but defensively he was excellent again and always offers an outlet.


6.) 20 Aug 2017 14:05:09
I like Blind a lot he always tries has an excellent football brain and can pass well but and it is a big but. he is not fast and most right wingers or attacking fullbacks beat him. He will be targeted and against the better teams he will cost us goals if played against left back.


7.) 20 Aug 2017 17:03:51
Eric - Not sure how you can say it's 'nonsense' when most fans agree with the point. Blind is a passenger, he offered zero going forward. Every time he got the ball he passed it backwards or inside, never gave an option for the wide player, no overlaps and he was frequently letting the ball bounce in the box or was lucky to escape being flat footed when balls came in. We won despite Blind, not because of Blind.

It's very similar when Rojo plays out there. I find myself simply hoping for an average performance, because the alternative is disaster. Most other teams have full backs that are great assets and support the attackers, Blind can't offer that because he is very slow and by committing forward (where he offers little) he is exposing himself to a counter attack because he couldn't catch treacle.

Sad but true, he is not good enough as a full back and against good teams we would get punished.


8.) 20 Aug 2017 18:38:55
didn't rashford start off as a right winger? maybe try him there with martial on the left, but martial reminds me of olly comes off bench and does brill.


9.) 20 Aug 2017 20:17:11
Ole didn't cost us in excess of 50 million.


10.) 20 Aug 2017 21:16:45
Beast mate, I think we'll be alright against the top teams. Jose likes the play a tight game somewhat defensive against better opposition. I think Herrera will come in for those big games. A midfield of him closing down and winning the ball back, Pogba further up marauding with a free pass and Matic being the insurance, I think that's the best midfield 3 in the league.

But my favourite part of the make up of the team is very much akin to the 90's united. We have the players to play with the ball on the deck if you want a game of football. We have physically imposing players if you want a battle. We have height to defend a last minute barrage into the box and we have the players with the guile to open up stubborn defences. And something tells me we aren't done in the transfer market either.


11.) 20 Aug 2017 21:21:17
yeah mark let's start trying to fit people in again. No!, let's get specialists in positions we need.


12.) 20 Aug 2017 22:53:09
Blind is a utility player - a defensive one. To criticise him for not bombing forward and neglecting his primary duties of defending is simply ridiculous. In case nobody saw, we kept another clean sheet with him at left back. He tackled well, was solid, and never gave any of their players a sniff?

Two games in, we have scored 8 and conceded 0 yet there are those on here never happy - Beast mate you being a Primary culprit. Enjoy the moment - may not happen again all season! Thankfully Jose doesn't take any of our master tactical analaysis or transfer knowledge on board and picks a team for each match he thinks will win us marches. His career record speaks for itself so I'll leave it to him and enjoy watching us play fun football for the first time in years again.


13.) 20 Aug 2017 23:15:40
Totally agree about Blind. He doesn't offer anything going forward always cuts back and is afraid to overlap because he knows he can't get back quick enough if it breaks down. His crossing is very poor and they are always from deep, hopefully shaw can come back and find some form, wouldn't like to see blind starting against any if our rivals.


14.) 21 Aug 2017 12:16:18
Blind is not pacy enough to be a specialist left back, but when Shaw returns he'll take that slot, and help Rashford in the process. However, he is still a great utility player to call upon, whether in that position, centre half or defensive midfielder.

Gary Neville wasn't the fastest, but he could read the game and was rarely caught out of position. Blind is a very intelligent player, and from what I've seen of him, he rarely gets into a position where he has to run one on one with a winger.


15.) 21 Aug 2017 17:39:03
Blind rarely let's us down. What he lacks in pace he makes up in positioning and reading of the game. Also tidy on the ball.
A very good back up and utility player for me.
Doesn't deserve th stick.


 

 

09 Jul 2017 17:11:39
Evening Ed. We're all pretty up to date with the potential incoming signings. In regards to the potential outgoing players it all seems a bit quiet. We know there's interest from Italy from Darmain and Rooney has left. With Lindelof arriving, I'd imagine one of Jones, Smalling and Rojo being surplus to requirements. Do you know if the club is willing to look at offers for these players?

You've said we're interested in a right back and a left back. Seemingly if we did get Semedo, him and Valencia would share the position until it would eventually go to Semedo full time. But the left back position was chopped and changed so much last year. Is Shaw in danger of being sold? Has he any suitors? I'd imagine his high wages and fee being an issue for a prospective buyer.

Sorry to overload on one post but is there any interest in Blind? I could see him potentially going.

And last but not least. Martial is the big one. Is there interest in him and is Jose willing to part with him.

Very much appreciated mate!

Mumbles

{Ed002's Note - I have dealt with all of this before and it hasn't changed much:
Matteo Darmian
Marcus Rojo
Phil Jones (may not survive the planned Summer cull)
Ashley Young (Summer)
Michael Carrick (will not get a new contract unless no replacement is available in the Summer - else a one year extension)
Wayne Rooney (if Griezmann/Perisic signs)
De Gea (possibly out Summer but a dependency on Real Madrid renewing interest)
Sergio Romero (possibly - might depend on what happens with De Gea)
Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Luke Shaw
Ander Herrera (will stay after patching up the issue)
Juan Mata (possibly - maybe probably later in the window)


1.) 09 Jul 2017 18:19:36
Thanks loads for updated info Ed!


2.) 09 Jul 2017 18:23:52
I for one would be really peed off if mata was sold.

He is a class player and when he plays he is one of only a few who get the team ticking.

Ed can I ask what was the issue with Herrera?

{Ed002's Note - It is unimportant.}


3.) 09 Jul 2017 19:29:46
Ed002, with you having Rooney going with Griezmann or Perisic coming in, does that mean Perisic is a done or close to being done deal with them already letting Rooney go?
I think he'd be a brilliant signing!

{Ed002's Note - No, don't read stuff in to everything.}


4.) 09 Jul 2017 19:33:36
Herrera told the media that the City game was our biggest game of the season, Jose was playing it as just another three points.

Like every manager when dealing with the media you don't go off script and contradict them. They have since kissed and made up, but I suspect Pogba might be made captain rather than Herrera because of this issue.


5.) 09 Jul 2017 20:33:16
Herrera and Barcelona talk whilst on international duty was the reason jose was p'd off I believe.
Inter haven't been offered enough cash is the Perisic situation.


6.) 09 Jul 2017 20:15:02
lads, save the date and time of the above post and anyone who asks the same question, this week, next week or the weeks after, let them know where to find it. As much as all the banter is good, i generally scan through to find the eds reply. i'd imagine others are the same, the search function is great if you have time, but some of us don't, so perhaps a gentle hint in the exact direction by regular visitors would alleviate the constant requests the eds have to put up with. i'd be gutted if Mata left too.


7.) 09 Jul 2017 21:36:33
The search function is great, but an answer to the same question 2 weeks ago isn't likely to be the same now with how fast situations are moving and changing daily.

If Perisic doesn't happen because we won't match their valuation, does anyone know of the alternatives we might go for?


8.) 09 Jul 2017 21:55:27
Emil forsberg, but a deal is highly unlikely!


9.) 09 Jul 2017 22:36:37
That would be amazing, he was a machine last season. If inter won't accept 45m for Perisic might be better offering that for Fosberg. Think a few 30m bids went in for him a bit ago.


10.) 10 Jul 2017 09:42:04
I believe with purchase of Lindelof, Blind would be moved back to midfiled as direct replacement to Carrick. So it's difficult to see if smalling is sold.


11.) 10 Jul 2017 13:48:11
Blind a direct replacement for Carrick? Daley Blind? Wow.

Wouldn't bother me if any of them left, Mata is a nice bloke but doesn't cut it on the pitch, too weak and too slow for a Jose team, I really like him and don't mind if he stays but doubt he will be first choice and shouldn't be.


 

 

02 Feb 2016 21:45:14
Giggsy off to Celtic?

Mumbles

1.) 02 Feb 2016 21:57:40
I read he was home ill.


2.) 02 Feb 2016 22:19:04
It's rubbish.


 

 

06 Dec 2013 22:17:43
Is there any truth in these RVP transfer request rumours?
Thanks in advance!

Mumbles

1.) 06 Dec 2013 23:28:15
No. But if he wants out, let him go no one bigger than our club.


2.) I heard this from a friend in America as well so it's doing the rounds would love to know if it's true or not!


3.) Started with ex liverpool defender who for the tv saying it. One reporter from the Times is calling it absolute Rubbish. It seems it is open hunting season on united with al the rumours, god knows what is true what is bs.


 

 

 

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17 Nov 2017 11:00:34
Why is it a managers fee is astronomically lower than players going from team to team. Is it written into their contract that the fee would be lower?

Mumbles

1.) 17 Nov 2017 13:06:17
Maybe becuase they earn or less.

Interesting question.


 

 

29 Sep 2017 20:38:13
Ed 002 is like nurse Ratched over on the Liverpool rumours site. Keeping all the inmates occupied with a nice little project on the banter page.

Stellar work Ed!

Mumbles

1.) 29 Sep 2017 23:06:44
Mumbles, it wasn't that long ago Ed002 refused to engage on your site. Just remember that.


 

 

25 Jul 2017 21:07:03
13 clubs in China are forfeiting their registration next year due to unpaid wages. Is the Chinese Super League going bust already?

Mumbles

1.) 26 Jul 2017 07:03:12
Where did you see that they had already forfeited their registrations? All the reports I have read is that the Asian football association is not going to allow access to their champions league for any clubs in debt. It seems the Chinese super league will be unaffected. It has also been reported that a numver of clubs claim to have already handed over the appropriate paperwork to clear their accusations with most others in the process now.


 

 

15 Jul 2017 07:19:10
Ed002. I'm entering into the world of scripted television, but I'd love to make a documentary of your life. You interested?

Mumbles

{Ed002's Note - You would only drag up the soft porn films I made with dwarf Mexican wrestlers back in the 1970s to help get by. Thanks, but no thanks.}


1.) 15 Jul 2017 13:44:19
Hahaha.


2.) 15 Jul 2017 14:00:38
I've seen that . When I used to hang around with Paul Calf . 😆😆.


3.) 16 Jul 2017 07:58:11
Brilliant from Ed002, LMAOF.


 

 

07 Jul 2017 23:09:41
Eds. I'm reading a lot about how if we pip Chelsea to Lukaku, then they won't deal with us in regard to Matic. Are clubs really this petty or would a deal for Matic still be viable if we got Lukaku?

Mumbles

{Ed002's Note - No, I would not concern yourself with that.}


1.) 08 Jul 2017 09:41:55
I don't think clubs operate like that.
Lucas Moura was snatched from us and we still sold Di Maria to PSG.
We didn't sell Rooney to Chelsea 3 years ago and they still sold Mata to us.
If Chelsea really want to get rid of Matic, they wouldn't think of all this IMO.


 

 

 

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14 Sep 2017 17:20:19
In a world where an average footballer can cost 40 million, Ozil on a free is a no brainer. Judge a fishes ability to climb a tree and you won't be happy wit the results. Ozil isn't there for his work rate and off the ball pressing. He's there as the key to unlocking a defence. Stick him in amongst world class talent and he'll shine.

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21 Aug 2017 17:55:57
I'm surprised someone like Swansea don't take a punt on him on loan. he's obviously not as good as Sigurdsson but he's in the same mould as him.

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21 Aug 2017 12:18:32
I don't think Zlatan coming back will have any impact on Martial. Martial hasn't played up front under Jose. We're short on numbers on out and out strikers. This is a welcomed addition!

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20 Aug 2017 21:16:45
Beast mate, I think we'll be alright against the top teams. Jose likes the play a tight game somewhat defensive against better opposition. I think Herrera will come in for those big games. A midfield of him closing down and winning the ball back, Pogba further up marauding with a free pass and Matic being the insurance, I think that's the best midfield 3 in the league.

But my favourite part of the make up of the team is very much akin to the 90's united. We have the players to play with the ball on the deck if you want a game of football. We have physically imposing players if you want a battle. We have height to defend a last minute barrage into the box and we have the players with the guile to open up stubborn defences. And something tells me we aren't done in the transfer market either.

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03 Aug 2017 06:53:58
How can they afford it? With FFP that is, they must be offsetting some of the wages in a way Fifa can't hold them accountable of! I didn't think a transfer like this would happen this soon!

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09 Nov 2017 08:34:21
I had a mate who rang me up one Saturday morning,
"What's up, what's the name of that 14 year old wonderkid in champo? "

"Cherno Samba? "

"Yeah that's the one. Bye"

He knocked on my door a few hours later with a smile on his face like he'd just invented whiskey. He had "Samba" number 8 on the back of his brand new United jersey. After the slaggings he got, he only wore it once. What a plonker!

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1 Oct 2017 03:20:32
Was it Barcelona that screwed him a couple of seasons back when they promised him a move and then bought someone else?

I take it all is forgiven?

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25 Oct 2017 06:13:23
AJH, honest question mate. What is it you like about Lingard?

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20 Oct 2017 23:48:21
SchMidfield, I get that he looks like he has a bad attitude but I do think a lot of that is down to his demeanour. Since he arrived the English media have unfairly targeted him. The majority say he's lazy, but he covers more ground than anyone in that team. I'll admit his desire to defend can go missing but you're not signing him for that.

Put him in a Jose team that is well drilled, balanced and solid, wind him up and let him go. He's one of the world's best at what he does and for free. No brainer for me!

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20 Oct 2017 07:00:28
The Liverpool game was tough to watch but everyone knew how Jose would set up. He set up the right way in my opinion, the players let him down big time in that match. It's not his fault they couldn't string 3 or 4 passes together. And even with playing so poor we were never in any danger of losing that game.

It was the two week international break and the fact everyone was saying "yous haven't played anyone decent yet" which made everyone overreact to the performance. There were more articles about Jose ruining football and how he's the anti-christ by getting a point at anfield then there was about Arsenal and Chelsea both losing!

As for the game last night. A 1-0 away win in Europe is always welcomed regardless of the laboured performance. If you look at the season as a whole, we're in good stead.

Mumbles