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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.


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!


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!


{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?


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!


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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13 Mar 2018 16:19:13
Ed001. If I have a couple of hours spare, I'm going from page to page reading up on the opposition. It's always a great insight into the fans of each particular club and I'm addicted!

Each page is obviously full of biased fanatics and the only time we get to discuss each others teams is when we either play them, or one of their posters come over for some light hearted banter.

What I'm getting at is, I'd love to read what all the other fans think of our current team. I know it wouldn't be pretty because unbiased football supporters are rare but maybe start alphabetically and over the next few weeks or months and just start adding "Your review on the current Arsenal team and manager" on all the teams pages and so on.

I think it would make really interesting reading and maybe get a few decent discussions going from page to page!

Just a thought!


{Ed001's Note - that's not a bad idea, as it is something that can be done gradually and then when finished just go back to the beginning and start again. So it is a nice never ending discussion starter. Thanks mate I have added it to the to do list.}

1.) 13 Mar 2018 17:43:33
Great suggestions and thanks in advance Ed.

{Ed001's Note - looking forward to it mate, will make a nice break from the weeks of research that go into some of the articles. Be nice to just be able to write, rather than having to spend all that time finding out about what you are going to write about.}

2.) 13 Mar 2018 17:44:41
Given how some pages get so little action, maybe just start with the clubs with lots of posters. I think this is a pretty cool idea.

3.) 13 Mar 2018 17:49:52
I think we are ok atm. Nothing great but the mentality is back.

Once we upgrade a few positions we will be a lot closer to city.

4.) 13 Mar 2018 18:34:26
Spot on Chris.

5.) 13 Mar 2018 19:44:38
How's things chris.



10 Mar 2018 16:50:53
That's why Jose wins trophies everywhere he goes and that's why krusty the clown in the Liverpool dugout doesn't. But more on that later.

First off, the build up over the last few days has made for very interesting reading/ viewing. I'm a fan of all the banter pages this great site has to offer but after the United site I spend a lot of time reading the Liverpool page. If you were to take their views as gospel, this game was going to be like Brazil 82 against Scunthorpe. Evil Emperor Jose and his band of Anti-Footballers were going to get struck down by the footballing gods that are Liverpool. This wasn't your normal rose tinted glasses bias. This was a new form that only Liverpool fans could get too. They convinced themselves that we were a championship level team. They convinced themselves that all they had to do was turn up. They created this false sense of security that any result other than a 4-0 for Liverpool would suffice.

And who could blame them when Sky sports were getting their narrative in early. Yesterday they interviewed Mike Phelan and spent the 4 minutes asking how United would cope with Mane, Firminho and Salah. They then interviewed Aldridge and asked him how good the attacking three at Liverpool were. Do you see the pattern?

The media darlings that are City, Spurs and Liverpool in my opinion get a free ride when anything goes wrong. We don't. And that's fine by me.

This was a fantastic performance.
If it wasn't for a freak OG and a few nerves at the end we would have cruised to the final whistle. This is were Jose earns his bread. Set up perfectly. The first 45 minutes we should have been out of sight but were really good value for the 2-0 at the break. Man to man we were better. McT and Matic were immense in the middle. Bailey was an absolute monster at the back. Lukaku was fantastic and Rashford for clinical. Maybe Sanchez was the only one not firing on all cylinders but he worked his socks off.

I said at the start that's why Jose wins trophies and Klopp doesn't. The ability to adapt to your opponent, to exploit weaknesses, to know when to attack and when to sit deep. That's the mark of a great manager and we have one in charge of our club. Sometimes we shouldn't worry about the opposition and play our own game, I do get that, but if we can add the ruthlessness up front then we'll go toe to toe with anyone.

Long story short, iv seen the debates about pragmatism vs style. Win ugly or lose in a blaze of glory. I don't think they're mutually exclusive. This was men against boys today, maturity vs naivety. I have no doubt Jose is the man to bring the good times home to Old Trafford.


1.) 10 Mar 2018 17:00:15
Good post mumbles I enjoyed reading that pal.

2.) 10 Mar 2018 17:16:43
Good post Mumbles. Enjoyed reading.

3.) 10 Mar 2018 17:21:46
Confidence is one thing but the Liverpool fans on their page were incredibly arrogant, thinking they were going to smash us to pieces with their 'heavy metal football'. All they do is annihliate Jose and Utd for 'parking the bus', guess there's only way one way of playing football, the same fans probably praise Allegri and Juventus for their style of play!

4.) 10 Mar 2018 18:00:21
Partners Dad is a liverpool fan, and I asked him if he would like to win the Champions League playing defensively or losing playing attacking entertaining football.

You know which he chose.

5.) 10 Mar 2018 19:43:12
Dejan Lovren and everything was sticking the boot in before the match about how we play. The arrogance around the club made an awful footballer take the stage and grab the mic and say United "win ugly". Makes the win all that sweeter.

I love those performances were the opposition thinks they were hard done by but in fact were well beaten!

6.) 10 Mar 2018 23:09:18
Mumbles you are spot on. Really good post agree with all of that.



06 Mar 2018 01:20:33
Anyone else think Shaw looked well over weight? Iv been screaming for him to be played ahead of young but if the fella can't apply himself and stay off the take-aways then he shouldn't even be on the bench!


1.) 06 Mar 2018 04:10:22
Yes. even I felt he is stuffed. may be he has accepted that he is gone in summer. so not showing interest.

2.) 06 Mar 2018 08:07:45
Shaw will never be a top player because he's not got the commitment or self control required of a top footballer. He's also not the cleverest and that shows in the way he talks and lives his life.
I can think of at least 3 left backs that can instantaneously improve our left side and are head and shoulders above him.
I'm hoping that Mourinho finally sees the light and sells him in the summer.

3.) 06 Mar 2018 08:14:28
Was round a friends watching the game. They asked me about Shaw and I said it was his attitude and his fitness. Then when he came on, he ran down the line and they all said at the same time 'He is looking chunky! '.

Im fed up with him now. His attitude just ain't right. He is overweight. he's had plenty of time and chances. Maybe he needs a pre season but if he went I wouldn't be too upset. Disappointed if anything.

4.) 06 Mar 2018 12:15:00
Overweight and too one-footed. Once he forced backward he has no ability to twist and turn his way out of trouble. Shaw has power and pace but not enough ability on the ball.

5.) 06 Mar 2018 12:28:26
Gid rid fast.



23 Feb 2018 10:29:54
So the Manchester United civil war is in full flow at the moment. I was like everyone else watching that turgid affair on Wednesday night but it's a two-legged tie. If we get through to the next round no one will care. I get that the football is dog $hit at the moment but that's down to how our club has been run for the last decade.

Fergies handling of the squad in his last few years was atrocious. The handover to Moyes and Woodward was a disaster and then LvG filled the squad up with mediocre players. 7th, 4th, 5th and 6th have been our last four Premier League finishes. That's down to poor management and woeful squad building. Run before we can walk springs to mind.

Jose sets the team up cautiously because our defence is abysmal. We have the best goal keeper in the world. Sadly in front of him are two failed wingers a headless chicken in Smalling and an injury prone Jones. When Bailey plays he is immense but he seems to be out more than he plays lately but him and Dave are who you build the defence around. My point being is that normally a championship winning side builds from the back. Jose has been putting out fires all over the squad and has had to spread his purchases and couldn't fully revamp the back line. Look at Pep, he's bought 5 defenders and 2 goalkeepers in less than two years.

The one time Jose got off the bench on Wednesday was when we gave the ball away from the corner and they countered. The style of play is boring and slow because if commit too many forward we probably would concede a lot more. I'm not trying to be condescending by explaining this I'm sure you all get it, but I'm just trying to reiterate that this short termism sack a manager every two years isn't going to work for us. He's playing this way for a reason.

Liverpool, the pundits fall over backwards with superlatives for them. But baring a miracle in the Champions league, they'll end up potless. One league cup in 11 years. The great Spurs side that play attractive football with some wonderful players in their team will always be the bridesmaid, never the bride. Hats off to City though, long term planning, squad building, backing the manager and they're getting their rewards.

Whether you like Jose or not, he's bringing in a better standard of player and when he does eventually leave, he'll leave a better squad for the next man. And in the grand scheme of things in all our football supporting careers, what's another year or two to see if Jose can crack it, instead of ripping it up and starting again.

Take a step back and a deep breath, it's never as bad as it seems!


1.) 23 Feb 2018 10:54:23
Agree with most of that Mumbles, but despite all of what you say, there is no excuse for the lack of energy, and what looks like lack of desire. A bit more passion would ease things while Jose builds his team.

2.) 23 Feb 2018 11:36:30
You're totally right Mumbles; our defense is rubbish. Having said that, it doesn't concede that many.

However, the strongest part of our squad is the attack so why not make us of that and go on the attack. Also, we have quite energetic attackers who are more than capable of pressing high up the pitch. So, if we have a weak defense why invite the opposition on to us rather than try and play in their half.

The problem is that Mourinho is so blinkered and one dimensional he can't adapt to make best use of what he has at his disposal.

3.) 23 Feb 2018 11:23:49
Nice read mumbles.

4.) 23 Feb 2018 11:25:55
agree in part mumbles put I disagree with the reason why we are setting up defensively. Our strongest area of our team in terms of personnel is attack. Sanchez, martial, lukaku, mata, rashford, lingard and co is stronger than valencia, young, smalling, jones. So surely we should be playing to our strengths and adopting the mantra 'you score 3 we score 4'? When bailly returns and if we pair him with rojo I will be happy with that defence. I personally would give lindelof a run in the team and stick with him. That is the only way he will learn. For the life of me I do not know why Shaw is not playing. Young is and will never be a left back. We look so unbalanced and whenever we face a decent side Young gets shown up. Love his attitude but he should be nothing more than a squad player.

I agree that we have been atrocious post fergie and Jose has improved the squad. But we are nearly two years down the line and we still have no identity. We consistently chop and change the team selection and have not struck up many meaningful partnerships across the pitch. There is no energy and cohesion in our build up play. It is often slow and laboured and nobody is making intelligent runs. We have seen early on in the season when we move the ball quickly and carry the ball forward with intent and purpose we are a force to be reckoned with. For us to not take teams on is unacceptable.

This was Sevilla not Barcelona. All us fans want to see is excitement and entertainment. We are not even doing that. We are going backwards and we need to stop the rot quickly. Players need to stand up and be counted for but the manager must get the lads fighting otherwise our season will go to pot very quickly. I am not advocating sacking the manager I just want to see a plan or system and to stick with it. Consistent team selection and some passion, energy and confidence and this team will produce the goods. There is a lot of talent here.

5.) 23 Feb 2018 12:20:04
I disagree Mumbles. Our defence isn't rubbish. And our record shows that. It is the way we play that is rubbish. we defend deeply and invite pressure onto our defence and that's why we look nervous all the time. If the manager plays the right tactics and trains the team to be more energetic and close further up the field, then we will not look so bad and we might even create a few scoring chances in the process. At present, the opposition defences are very comfortable with our play. Our build up is slow and ponderous, our attacking play is narrow and predictable, and our closing down and desire to win the ball back is non existent. And these are the reasons why so many of us are desperate to see change.

6.) 23 Feb 2018 13:00:17
With Lingard in the team we have more movement up front and are able to play more of a forward press. Fan and media pressure has been deafening to move to 433 with Herrera and everyone is surprised that the midfield dropped deeper and created less.

I think Jose needs to stick to his 4231, Sanchez switch to the right, martial or Rashford to the left and Jesse in the 10 role - adjusting to be slightly more disciplined for bigger games.

The other option is put Pogba wide right in big games. He can easily have more impact their than Mata - and that is the type of move Fergy would have made in big European games.

7.) 23 Feb 2018 13:48:23

I disagree, I think there is uncertainty in our defence particularly centrally and RB and they are covering it by playing a little deeper and it is costing a little going forward.

8.) 23 Feb 2018 16:51:31
I agree with you folks that our build up play is slower than an old man getting into a bath. Jose could 100% be doing better but I think he's just trying to grind this season out. It certainly isn't pretty.

AAA, I'm sorry mate but our defence is woeful. De Gea has been POTY for the last four seasons, says it all. Valencia and Young are top professionals but they need to be replaced. The eds told us last summer that Jose wanted a new right back. Valencia will do but he's not at the level.

AAA, out of curiosity, which defenders do you think are good enough for us to make a push in the league and give us a chance in the Champions league?

9.) 23 Feb 2018 19:35:11
Mumbles, he wasn’t POTY last year and he hasn’t had a huge amount to do this year. The defence may look dodgy on paper but we don’t concede many.



21 Jan 2018 12:07:29
Afternoon folks. I think we need to talk about Rashford. I'm a huge fan of his but this season he has been really poor for large portions of it. Everything that made him stand out and make the breakthrough over the last couple of seasons has gone from his game. This isn't a reaction from the game yesterday but his decision making has been appalling. He consistently makes the wrong one time and time again. Instead of using his pace to attack wingers, he now has a tendency to slow the game up, almost like a really cocky winger would do, trying to beat players with flair and trickery when that's not in his locker. He's getting an almost Ronaldo like style for trying to burst the net from all different distances.

This dip in form is an inevitable one in a player so young, bit with the impending signing of Sanchez and Martial kicking on to the next gear, I think Marcus needs to go back to what got him here in the first place and stop trying to be something he's not otherwise we could have a lot of lost potential on our hands.


1.) 21 Jan 2018 14:25:40
I agree he's not been playing to his level mate, but he's young so hopefully it's just temporary. I think he needs to keep coming on as sub, and maybe start the fa cup games till he regains his confidence and decision making.

2.) 21 Jan 2018 14:34:27
Been saying it for so long. Glad others share the same concern for the lad.

{Ed004's Note - I also maintain that's he best playing as a striker and think him and Lukaku should be alternated more often to keep both fresh. Let Lingard and Martial compete on the left and play Sanchez on the right with Mata covering}

3.) 21 Jan 2018 14:45:08
Rash is going through a dip it happens.
Martial made it 3 in 3 with another great finish .
Looks a better player when not stuck on the touchline trying to be a winger.

4.) 21 Jan 2018 16:01:45
I think a lot of the Utd players decision making needs to improve in college pogba and martial! There is a selfish side to a few of our forwards this season which particularly showed last night and I'm sure mouriniho and his staff will be stressing it! Great talents mind you but just need to be cleverer! Hopefully a clever player like Sanchez to learn from will help as well as zlatan when he's back in training!

5.) 21 Jan 2018 14:52:29
With Lukaku/ Martial/ Sanchez and Zlatan (as Ed2 mentioned in the podcast, his replacement), where does Rashford fit? It was a straight battle between him and Martial, he has lost out and that has shown on him. He has become selfish trying too much trying to get his numbers up. Bjt he doesn't hv a football brain and as the OP says, he has also forgotten what got him here.

{Ed004's Note - I was thinking more of how we would use him next season when Ibra leaves. However I don't think he has had enough opportunities up top this season}

6.) 21 Jan 2018 16:40:52
I get your point Ed, but Zlatan will be replaced in the summer and it wobt be Rashford. Ed2 mentioned the likes of Lewandowski. Really don't see how Rashford moves ahead of that strikeforce. He has got several chances but he has simply gone backwards. He has not just messed his chances but he has messed up chances for others too.

{Ed004's Note - I can't see us getting someone like Lewandowksi because neither he nor Lukaku will want to be second choice and we don't play with two strikers. I'd probably let Mata go and sign a replacement for him and let Rashford compete up top. Either way if Rashford can't cope then Martial or Sanchez can cover up top}

7.) 21 Jan 2018 20:13:22
ill probably get slated by some but i think that rashford needs a loan tbh. to go out and play week in week out as a main striker. that's probably his best chance of getting to play up top for us. i think there would be quite a lot of interest from decent teams so we he wouldn't have to go to a team fighting relegation. could really be the making of him. i think somewhere like burnley would be a great shout for him. they are a team that play with no fear and are a drastically improved side with no star player as such. the ginger mouriniho is there manager aswell ;) or maybe to somewhere like everton.




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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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13 Mar 2018 16:08:21
The majority of United fans back Jose and even the ones who show discontent, are only doing so because they want to see us play with the shackles off every now and then. Jose lives in a hotel therefore he's not going to be around is utter nonsense. He lives in an apartment at the top of a hotel. Anything he needs is a phone call away. He's hardly living in a Premier Inn sleeping head to toe with Lenny Henry!

You use Klopp as a reason why you can challenge for the league over the coming years, "the squad has problems but Klopp has a plan to rectify them".

I don't see Klopp as methodical type of manager. I said this the other day but it's very relevant, Klopp is awful and I mean awful at changing a game from the touchline. His substitutions are often wrong and nearly always too late. I can't remember ever seeing him change the shape of the team to effect the game. Take the United game for example. He could have told Van Dijk to get on Lukaku. He could have told Can to help with Lukaku. He could have told Salah to help TAA for 10 minutes. He could have instructed them to open the game up and go wide. He done none of this. The biggest stat, he's been in charge just over 2 years, he's dropped 50 points from winning positions. That's just one of the many reasons he won't win a title with liverpool.

Your ability as fans to warp the truth around you is like something from the matrix! Iv seen posts like "De Gea was a bit rubbish when he came to England so we should stick with Karius and he can be just as good"

Our survey says EH EH.

That's just one of many! Yesterday Grujic was the answer to your midfield problems.

Our survey says EH EH.

For the record, I can see City racking up 4 out of the next 5 titles, but if there's one team and manager to go up against the god of football that is pep. It's the anti christ Jose and his band of Red Devils!

I love reading all the teams pages. Keep them coming Putney! Good lad.




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12 Mar 2018 10:24:47
Is that where they're hiding? Gray never bothered me too much, always seemed like your typical loud pundit but there was something about Richard Keys I didn't trust. He was like the little weasel in school who attached himself to the bully so he could walk around thinking he was king dingaling. Plus his hands were too hairy!


{Ed001's Note - I don't like either.}



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12 Mar 2018 09:51:34
Really appaling behaviour. Can't see Sky sacking him though . They don't have anyone else that could replace him and Neville seems to be working with them less this year. We'll find out later if he's on MNF. Bring back Keys and Grey for one night!


{Ed001's Note - please yes take back Keys and Gray so I don't have to put up with the cretins on TV here!}



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12 Mar 2018 09:47:16
I don't know what the mind set of the Liverpool players was like before the game, but the fans and pundits were treating this as an easy game. It was almost like they weren't expecting us to come at them in the first half and were caught cold.

Klopp got Mourinho'd simple as that. Out of the elite managers Klopp is one of the worst at changing the game from the touchline. Whether it's his instructions or his substitutions, he's often left wanting in that area. The game was crying out for yous to stretch the play but everything was going through the middle and that played into Mourinhos plans.

It was a Jose masterclass. Two early goals, get to half-time unscathed. Concede possession and shut the game down. The weird thing about a Jose performance like that is, it always leaves the opposition thinking they were hard done by when infact were never in the game at all.

I think Klopp and Poch could learn a thing or two about seeing a game out. It's almost looked at as a weakness to just close up shop. I respect the fact that the have their footballing principals but Spurs could be in the quarter finals of the Champions League if they were a bit pragmatic. Klopp has dropped something like 50 points from winning positions in the league, truly stunning.

If Conte can find the will to care, the race for the top 4 should be interesting.




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10 Mar 2018 19:43:12
Dejan Lovren and everything was sticking the boot in before the match about how we play. The arrogance around the club made an awful footballer take the stage and grab the mic and say United "win ugly". Makes the win all that sweeter.

I love those performances were the opposition thinks they were hard done by but in fact were well beaten!