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25 Nov 2017 11:28:21
Don't think pogba in sqaud today.

PHilthered

1.) 25 Nov 2017 13:14:02
Would be disappointing. We are a far better side with Pogba in it.


2.) 25 Nov 2017 13:42:07
He is in the squad.


3.) 25 Nov 2017 14:07:06
Glad you are right, just heard he wasn't at the hotel with the rest of the sqaud.


4.) 25 Nov 2017 14:50:37
I know he’s not not been amazing at left back, but surely Jose can coach Rojo to be our main left back? He’s better than Blind and Young, has decent pace and distribution and plays there for Argentina!


5.) 25 Nov 2017 18:51:56
Rojo is a better CB than LB.


6.) 25 Nov 2017 22:18:53
Young has been great at left back and nothing I’ve ever seen in Rojo would make me think he could do a better job there at the moment. We need a new left back and if not I think young is the best one, as does Jose.


 

 

 

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15 Sep 2017 21:13:51
So guys what would every one do on Sunday midfield wise, options are fellani for pogba straight swap, but does that leave us too slow in midfield so do we play herrara as well as fellani and matic but we would have to leave out mata or miki or my final option play herrara with matic and leave fellani on the bench?

PHilthered

1.) 15 Sep 2017 21:58:01
Matic and Hererra, Miki 10, Rashford and Mata with Lukaku.


2.) 15 Sep 2017 21:58:24
Herrera and Matic will probably be the two mourinho goes with, but i think everton may go ultra defensive as they must be low on confidence after recent results. So no need for a midfield three in this game in my opinion.


3.) 15 Sep 2017 22:27:01
Personally I would go 4231 and go with Matic and Herrera in midfield for two reasons. One Herrera is more mobile and more comfortable in possession which I think will be important against a very mobile and defensive Everton midfield of Schniederlin and Gueye. Secondly I think Fellaini works better as an impact substitute more so than Herrera. If you bring Herrera on for the last twenty minutes he won't offer you a different option, but Fellaini does. The only reason to have options on the bench is for them to be able to change the team dynamic. Fellaini does that better than Herrera imo.

Then stick with Mata, Mkhitaryan and Rashford behind Lukaku. Probably with Valencia, Bailly, Jones and maybe give Shaw a run out if he is fit enough.


4.) 15 Sep 2017 22:31:50
I posed the same question yesterday Phil. i'm not a big fellaini fan but i reognise he is playing well and his form maybe warrents the starting berth. That said herrera is a better forward passer than fellaini and in that respect he is a more like for like swap for pogba.
I would not like us to change the shape that's worked best for us so far. Particularly at home against a vulnerable everton.
So in short😂 personally i would play herrera for pogba and keep the same front 4 of miki mata rash and lukaku.
But i would not be surprised or annoyed if fellaini starts in place of herrera he has earned a start. With only 2 places In midfield at the moment herrera has gone from player of the year to 4th choice.


5.) 15 Sep 2017 22:41:40
Hit reply too soon. Was going to say that even though I would go for a Matic/ Herrera midfield I expect Mourinho to go with Matic/ Fellaini. Which considered Fellaini's form it is hard to argue with, I just feel Fellaini can have more impact from the bench than Herrera. Let's wait and see.


6.) 15 Sep 2017 22:49:53
I think we we might see Carrick and Matic a bit more in the Pogba role (which he can do) and possibly switch Mata for Lingard or Martial due to more disciplined midfield.


7.) 16 Sep 2017 02:43:03
I think we could well see smalling lindelof shaw lingard carrick tuanzebe young fellaini herrera Romero martial all start on tuesday in the league cup.


8.) 16 Sep 2017 09:08:27
I'd be amazed if Fellaini doesn't start, not just his form. Everton are a physical team and Fellaini will suit, not to mention the X factor of playing against your former club. They may be a danger from set-pieces as well so he is better equipped than Herrera to deal with that.


9.) 16 Sep 2017 11:07:54
I'd be inclined to play Carrick and Herrera. I think Carrick could control the game and Herrera could do his running and provide some bite. No harm in giving Matic a rest.

I'd play Mikki at 10 with instructions to look up and bloody well pass the ball instead of beating 4 players then trying to beat them again then losing the ball. Mikki does provide good energy in the middle though. Rashford and Martial out wide for me.

In terms of tactics, I'd play a high tempo pressing game from the off; give them no time to settle. With Carrick able to drop back into defence we could push Valencia and Blind high up the pitch.


 

 

28 Mar 2017 23:44:02
Watching the programme about rio what a guy he is, hope he has a great future in everything he does.

PHilthered

1.) 29 Mar 2017 12:40:11
Yes watched that, emotional.


2.) 29 Mar 2017 14:35:32
Just watching it. Incredible family and his wife was a very good person. Rio is a great oerson too.
In this day and age when you see all the spoilt footballers and sportsman, it is a joy and very humbling to see the way Rio and his family and children have dealt with their tragedy.


3.) 29 Mar 2017 16:08:34
Watched it this morning, sad story.


 

 

19 Mar 2017 18:16:04
Got to say I wasn't happy with the tactics of mourinho for the 2nd time in a week, today Jose went to 4 centre halfs and 2 fullbacks using fellani and carrick in midfield and martial somewhere not sure where and poor rashford on his own I think against a better team we could of been in trouble, I thought he should of maybe had 3 centre backs and pushed the 2 fullbacks forward a bit to cut out the crosses and brought fosu mensah on to help the midfield with a bit of extra pace in there, Jose did a similar thing at Chelsea even though we were down to 10 men I think he could of had more of a go especially with it being a cup game I almost think he did not want to go through, I also do not like the way he keeps moaning about how many games we have, if we are successful we are going to play more games deal with it.

PHilthered

1.) 19 Mar 2017 18:23:38
we won mate. he got it right after all.


2.) 19 Mar 2017 18:27:19
Did you like the result though Phil?


3.) 19 Mar 2017 18:30:19
That's why he's the manger and your not. It's a win get over it. So negative.


4.) 19 Mar 2017 18:54:46
Some people are never satisfied. At this stage results are all that matter. If we keep winning I'm not complaining.


5.) 19 Mar 2017 18:49:08
Incredibly negative some of the fans towards mourinho and some of the players.

I see beast on the Liverpool chat saying mourinho should be sacked! 😂😂.


6.) 19 Mar 2017 19:31:09
We are Man Utd and I am far from negative I also want mourinho at old Trafford but any of you who were happy at that last 20 minutes should be ashamed of yourselves we are Utd who are known for good attacking football, also we were playing boro not city, Barca or Bayern to say that is all that matters is your opinion I also want to be entertained, I put how I would of stopped boro getting the crosses in which surely you all were worried about but I take it you were all happy with playing 6 at the back against boro, shame on you.


7.) 19 Mar 2017 19:38:08
Couldn't give a rubbish right now. Arsenal lost, city n Liverpool drew, we won. Great weekend.


8.) 19 Mar 2017 20:03:33
PHilthered,

Arsenal have played the best football in the league for the past decade and haven't won the league. It's about game management and getting results. Had BR adjusted the way his Liverpool team played them last 5 games of the season a few years ago they would have won the league. Would any other manager have won the treble with that singer Milan side! We're their fans complaining is was cautious? Honestly when you win away 3-1 and still complain it's you who should be ashamed of yourself!


9.) 19 Mar 2017 20:27:13
You missed the 99 cl final then Phil. We were crap. Backs to wall for 89 mins. We are man utd we are known for winning trophies.


10.) 19 Mar 2017 21:18:49
Ken I was there in 99 we played Bayern not a bottom of the table team, I have been going since 1974 so have seen good and bad but if you or the others enjoyed that last 20 or so minutes mmm by the way I see mourinho has said he was wrong to do it, I want 3 points like the rest of you but I just thought playing 4 central defenders against boro was wrong and put us under needless pressure, stand if gerrard hadn't slipped Liverpool would prob of won the league also we have won loads of titles in the last 20 years or so which I am delighted about so want to enjoy watching us play good football which I believe we can do whilst still winning, we were not exactly struggling when we were 2-0 up were we.


11.) 19 Mar 2017 21:22:19
Great post stand. Bang on.

Mourinho does what he does and wins trophies. His cabinet speaks for itself and his tactics are justified.


12.) 19 Mar 2017 21:48:32
Doesn't always go the way we want phil, especially the football.

I remember watching us in the last season or two of fergies reign and some of the football was incredibly dyer. However we still managed to do the business.

Of course, the last 20 mins today, I wanted to see us play swashbuckling football and win 4 nil. But Jose has never been known for that. 2-0 and he brought on a defender to shore it up for the last 20 mins. It's all well and good in hindsight but there was also the possibility he brings on like for like with mata and they score and put us under pressure and then fans criticise him for not bringing on a defensive player.

Joses trophy cabinet is stacked playing a certain way and adopting certain tactics. I think we just have to let him do his job because like it or not he knows a hell of a lot more than all of us here put together.

Oh and we won 3-1 today.


13.) 19 Mar 2017 22:22:48
Phil, I agree with you. It's difficult to critisise when we won but it could quite easily have been a draw.

We were looking comfortable at 2-0 but by bringing on an extra centre half and going with six at the back, we just invited them on to us and gave them the opportunity to start creating chances. They took one chance to make it 2-1 and they continued to attack. Against a better team it might not have worked out so well for us.

The argument is nonsense that it was OK to be negative because that's what Fergie did sometimes. Fergie played more conservatively in difficult European away fixtures. He didn't park the bus when we were 2-0 up at 'Boro. he went for 3 or 4, or 5 or 6. When Jose brought on Darmian to make it seven defenders, it was beyond parody.

I also think Jose could do himself and his players a massive favour by rotating his team a bit more. He made changes today but three of those were forced.

And by the way, when is TFM going to get some game time?


14.) 20 Mar 2017 07:58:07
Could? We could have won every drawn games and could have been contenders for title! We won end of .


 

 

28 Feb 2016 21:40:34
Just like to say a thing or two about the youth players that have come in and played a part lately, first thing I've heard a lot lately about city's academy being better than ours I beg to differ, where do I start varela he can defend but where I think he is better than darmian is attacking great crosser of the ball, next c b j again great crosser will be a good back up to shaw next season, rashford has been class and having watched him come through the ranks it's not luck he has real talent, fosu mensa is real quality who can play in many positions we also have others like love, weir, reid, poole, adnan, Riley, McNair, gribbin who is a real prospect and pereira maybe my favourite, not that bad are we.

PHilthered

1.) 28 Feb 2016 22:00:51
In fairness they have only really just started their project though, make no mistake their academy players of the future will be much better, whether at their yard or someone's else's.


2.) 29 Feb 2016 08:15:50
True that City's youth system vastly superior to ours at the moment - and hopefully the imbalance is now being addressed with proper funding - but surely youngsters, given the choice, will opt for United if they see the first team opportunities that are possible if they play well enough. City and Chelsea hardly have a reputation for bringing youngsters through - maybe another reason to not make the knee-jerk short term decision if hiring Mourinho (great article in weekend Telegraph evaluating LvG's current position)


3.) 29 Feb 2016 10:20:23
City's academy that everyone raves about are mainly under 18 and you will see a bunch of them come through in the next 3 to 5 years. The size of their squad does not make it possible for 17 or 18 year olds to get many games if any.

We have a better crop of 18 to 21 year olds but behind that a very average group as a whole.


 

 

21 Sep 2015 22:11:20
Don't get why people are saying we shouldn't go for another left back cause when shaw is fit the newbie would be on the bench, I know people say we have blind and rojo but they are not natural full backs even though they do a decent job, city have two as do Liverpool and arsenal.

PHilthered

1.) 21 Sep 2015 23:47:00
I just think it would be a terrible move from cresswell's career, going from playing every week to being a back up at united, if shaw gets back fit he is going to be first choice for years to come so signing another young up and coming player wouldn't be fair.


2.) 22 Sep 2015 00:46:49
I'd take Evra back on loan.


3.) 22 Sep 2015 08:29:29
Cresswell has a good career in front of him. IF he were to leave West Ham for a "bigger" PL club then imo United would be the worst choice he could make for his long term career.

Evra on loan would be a good move Anon. I've not kept up with Serie A, os he getting a game at Juve?


4.) 22 Sep 2015 09:51:34
Evra was terrible for his last 2 years at United, I love the guy but he definitely shouldn't be brought back.


5.) 22 Sep 2015 10:27:17
Not sure if it was missed but we conceded both goals from crosses from our left. Pace and position is something Luke Shaw brought to us. Rojo looks rusty but isn't as mobile as Shaw. When you have a big centre forward like Pelle you need to cut the supply, when the ball comes over a CF like that with a run at it, will have an advantage. Our action should not be about buying a left back, unless we feel Shaw cannot get back to where he was (and there is no indication of that),the problem is we can't use our utility player, Blind, who showed he is positionally excellent at left back. The player to buy is what we needed in summer, a CB, leaving Blind to cover LB.


6.) 22 Sep 2015 10:29:06
Anon

I have heard of interest in Evra on loan and that may be an option as it will be difficult to buy a suitable CB in January, if, of course, Evra is available


 

 

 

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25 Nov 2017 14:07:06
Glad you are right, just heard he wasn't at the hotel with the rest of the sqaud.

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29 Jul 2017 09:40:21
City,
Chelsea
Utd
Spurs
Liverpool
Arsenal.

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14 Jul 2017 23:08:27
Lucky we have ed 002 who never gets anything wrong.

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23 Jun 2017 23:42:22
Sometimes I'm not sure whether some posts are sarcastic or not.

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25 Jan 2017 19:27:45
Totally agree red man

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13 Nov 2017 23:45:43
Why has someone disagreed with you wishing him well?

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10 Oct 2017 23:01:57
I'm 52 and when I get off a plane in Vegas having flown economy I don't feel tired, so I never get this tired after flying 1st class bit.

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{Ed007's Note - Well they do say the older you get the less sleep you need.

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19 Sep 2017 23:27:50
Ed haven't England just had there most successful summer for the junior teams, so surely something is working.

PHilthered

{Ed001's Note - you are missing the point, it is working for the teams with the money to flood into the academy. For little clubs like Huddersfield, with very little money, it is failing badly. As for the most successful summer, winning trophies is not the aim of a youth academy or youth teams, it is producing players for the first team. There are still very few players coming through, the league is still flooded with imports at all levels. So it clearly is not working or the academy products would be flooding the market by now in place of the imports.}


 

 

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24 Aug 2017 00:56:10
Beast if we had Everton's team and sqaud you would be livid, they are a bang average team who will finish no higher than 8th in my opinion.

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19 Aug 2017 22:03:25
Butland is the keeper I would want if we were to lose de gea.

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