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23 Sep 2017 08:18:43
Not trying to piss off any of the Eds, but I have one question.

With Costa moving back to Atleti in January, does it open the door for Griezmann to make a move as well?

And do United still have an interest in him?

Thank you.

Raghav

{Ed001's Note - Griezmann only held off the move because they could not replace him, so it is possible that he may decide to move. However, I expect him to wait until summer personally, depending on how Atleti are doing at that point.}


1.) 23 Sep 2017 08:54:16
Do we have alternatives to Griezmann? Not really a fan tbh.


2.) 23 Sep 2017 09:27:27
Thanks, Ed.

Do United still have an interest in him? Do you see us making a move for him in the summer?

{Ed001's Note - I don't know off the top of my head sorry.}


 

 

11 Jul 2014 19:03:20
Italian newspaper La Tercera reporting something related to a $55 million bid for Vidal from Man Utd. I don't know how reliable this is. Anyone read this? Or knows something about this? Eds. Any idea?

Thanks

Raghav

1.) Isn't that a paper from Chile?


2.) Ya a lot of papers in ireland reporting vidal and di maria done deals exciting times


3.) 11 Jul 2014 20:47:36
Apparently there is a report in the chilean newspaper. I think the deal includes Evra also.


4.) When I said Italian, I meant the language. Sorry if you got confused.


5.) I read a poorly translated version (I don't speak Spanish) and it appears that their source is the English press.


 

 

29 Jan 2014 18:45:34
Ed if you could spare a thought, the Kroos story. are United interested in him?

Raghav

{Ed004's Note - Yes but if he becomes available so will other clubs}


1.) Heard that Manchester Utd have agreed a fee with
Toni Kroos, deal is still a way off. Player is happy to
leave. And his agent turned down Chelsea approach because Toni's ambition is to play for Man Utd. MASSIVE NEWS guys


2.) Really hope that he signs for united would be class with mata rooney van persie and adnan


 

 

 

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13 Feb 2019 08:20:23
Well, last night seemed bad, I think and what the majority will feel was the issue was that our game suffered because of two early injuries and that too, to players who play a major role in pressing the ball. We were a menace when they tried to play out the back and in the early stages, especially with Martial and Lingard, we were closing down in the right areas and zones.
I think we made a few individual errors that proved to be costly, Matic ball watching for the first goal and then Pogba lost the ball on the far side of the pitch that led to the second goal.

I think the stark difference in yesterday’s game, unlike all the other games that we’ve played was that we failed to create good chances for our attackers to do something. The one Pogba run seemed very promising, but apart from that, we surely didn’t trouble them much. On a side note, I think Pogba yesterday was nullified by PSG, and he didn’t really see much of the ball, but I’m sure these players know how to counter a man-marking move, just surprised, Pogba couldn’t do it.

Few instances of the game which daft, was when Young was crossing the ball quite often, we didn’t have a Lukaku to head them in or bring others to the game with that, Mata by no means will win headers against a very physical PSG defence.

Most of the arguments are circling around Kimpembe not being sent off. I think the ref got it wrong, more importantly, I think the ref got the match totally wrong. He was too hasty in shelling out cards and wasn’t consistent in doing the same.

Tactically, I think PSG played well, they had a three man defence and the wingbacks stretched the field completely, always being an option in case needed. Veratti was good, he showed calmness on the ball and was always able to find a player in white. But, saying that Ole was out of depth is a bit of a stretch. I’m pretty sure he didn’t want to use the subs so early in the game, and that kind of forced his hand for the remainder of the game. I still back him, and I still feel we should not make a knee-jerk reaction, whether it’s keeping him or not.

Sanchez, for all the admiration I have for him, has turned out to be shadow of prior self, I don’t know what’s wrong with him, he doesn’t seem to enjoy the game, doesn’t seem to like what he’s doing. I think Ole is right, it’s down to him, if he can raise his game or not. If not, then the best bet will be sell him off, might not get a lot of money, but I’d rather go for another LW, if needed.

I’m still looking forward to the second leg and although we are without Pogba, we are still Manchester United.

Raghav

1.) 13 Feb 2019 09:15:34
We got out classed in the middle.

We didn't keep the ball and we were way to slow.


Just gives us an idea of where we are at compared to the very best teams.

Although psg had some good attacks we made them look way above how good they are with both neymar and Cavani not playing.


We learn and move on. Try get top 4 maybe a fa cup win would be nice and improve in the summer and go again

Let's not over react to 1 loss against the better team.


2.) 13 Feb 2019 09:58:24
Since u mention Verratti, I will add what pissed me off the most was his willingness to fall with the least contact and the poor ref buying the 'dives'. Maybe that was an Italian connection.


 

 

08 Feb 2019 13:22:44
I'm planning to travel to UK from the 5th of March till the 24th. And while there, I'm really hoping to watch United live at Old Trafford, something that I have been wanting to do for the last 15 odd years.

United play city on the 16th of March, at least that's the schedule right now. Is there a way that I get my hands on two tickets? I'm not a season ticket holder (for obvious reasons) and I'm not really sure where to search.

Does any one of the posters know where can I get this sorted?

Also, if anyone is free is around that time and wouldn't mind sitting and having a chat, then please let me know, it'd be amazing to meet anyone from this site. Oh and if you play football, then I'd love to join in as well.

Thanks a bunch, everyone.

Raghav

1.) 08 Feb 2019 13:46:00
@GDS Might be able to help.


2.) 08 Feb 2019 13:51:21
Without touts you could ballot (as long as you're a member) think it opens today? Usually if I can't get a ticket I usually go to salford and watch it in a pub still a great atmosphere.


3.) 08 Feb 2019 15:23:31
Just buy a VIP Package, if available. That's what I did a couple of years ago when I was in the same situation. It cost me 20k INR but was totally with it :)


4.) 08 Feb 2019 19:21:46
Japs, you paid £20,000 to watch United? Jesus, who did they play? Did we win? Did you get to sit with the players on the bench?


5.) 08 Feb 2019 20:35:49
That’s about £200 which whilst steep isn’t that bad for someone for whom it is a very special occasion.


6.) 08 Feb 2019 22:13:52
20k ruppees. For 200 sterling i'd want to be in the dressing room at full time.


7.) 08 Feb 2019 23:43:31
Raghav,

Write to the club, explain what it means to you and the journey to get there, ask them if there is any way to get a ticket. The big games are unlikely but ask. You could walk around outside on match day it gives you a sense of occasion. Don’t buy a half and half scarf! Recommend you do the stadium tour but not on match day. Walk down the tunnel along pitch side if they still do that, you will remember it! Enjoy!


8.) 08 Feb 2019 23:50:54
Singh,

Perhaps if he was asking for a game that wasn't the Manchester derby!

Luckily that game is very likely to be re-arranged anyway due to the cup games so if we get through and a home draw there will be plenty of tickets available for the cup Quarter Final.


9.) 09 Feb 2019 05:08:06
I can vouch for the VIP package Raghav.
We travelled from Australia. We booked for the 2013 last home game against Swansea. We had no idea at the time it would be a title winning celebration and Fergies last home game after announcing his retirement only a week or so before.

Lunch before the game, a bus ride to the stadium and back to the Lowery I think it was. Good seating and well looked after. Look into it.


10.) 09 Feb 2019 00:48:46
I have two in the front row of the second tier Stretford end I'd be happy for you to have for a match, face Value of course. Not sure how I can get in touch though as I'd prefer not to post mobile number on a public forum. Any idea eds?

Cheers.

{Ed033's Note - If your emails are correct on our system, i can send you each other's email address? If you agree to it.


11.) 09 Feb 2019 12:33:36
Hi Manctom!

Yes, please it would be great if we could connect! Could you please help out Ed 033?

Thank you!


12.) 09 Feb 2019 12:38:32
@Deano - Unfortunately, I'm not a member, so can't participate in the ballot. I will try and find some touts, honestly don't know where to begin.

@Japps - I tried looking at the VIP packages, that starts at about 55K INR. I will try and keep that as an option. Not too sure of that.

@Red Man - Thank you, I will definitely write to the Club and ask them if anything is possible. I do hope something that can come up. I swear I won't buy the half n half scarves. I'm just really excited about just seeing the stadium, and I don't know how I will react if I end walking inside it.

@GDS - No no, I was obviously not trying to take your ticket! Wouldn't even ask for it. And yeah, there could be the FA cup thing to look into as well. Hopefully, I get to see some match at Old Trafford. I don't want to go to UK and then come back without even seeing a single United match.

@PerthRedMike- Thank you, will check out the VIP packages, just confirming, these are the ones that are there on the Club website right? The same ones?

Again, thank you guys for helping out, I think something or the other can be worked out and again, I'd be really happy to meet whoever is free on that day.

Thank you.


13.) 09 Feb 2019 16:07:04
@Raghav - There's a few of them, some cheaper than the others. I sat very close to the stretford end so it was quite an experience!

@CantonasSeagull - I went for the Swansea game which we drew, Rooney scored a pen, and much to my disappointment Zlatan was injured and out of that game, besides the draw.


14.) 09 Feb 2019 17:42:51
I booked through the club yes, Looks the same Raghav.


15.) 09 Feb 2019 19:10:34
That's fine ed033, thanks!

{Ed033's Note - ok thanks


 

 

24 Oct 2018 08:46:57
Ed. Quick question. What's the deal with Fred, he just can't seem to get a game. Is the love affair all but over already?

Raghav

{Ed001's Note - he has a first touch that makes Lukaku's look good, he is simply not good enough to hold down a place.}


1.) 24 Oct 2018 10:17:31
Was always going to take him time to adjust. Especially when with our mayhem of a side where there is no style of play or consistency in selection. I do think there is a player in there. Remember it did seem like Guardiola was interested at some stage like season. I do think if he had moved to any of the other top 6 teams he would be flourishing right now. Let’s hope his confidence hasn’t been dented. Seems like Jose may not fancy him. Hopefully the next manager will. Would much rather see him in midfield than matic.


 

 

11 Oct 2018 07:56:45
Ed 002,

Just a quick question.

In one of the posts you've spoken about how the Man United board is not looking at letting Mou go and are trying to get a DOF in place (I'm guessing this has been happening for a while) . This would imply that they are looking to get someone who can work with Mou and the future manager (whenever that happens) . In the same post, you've also mentioned how the toxics (both fans and the press) might force them to make an untimely decision. My question is, is the board so susceptible that they will get influenced by the press? I mean, I'm sure they know that whatever the press is writing is mostly untrue or woven for impact?

Raghav

{Ed002's Note - Assuming a Mou is Mr Mourtinho, the club did agree the names of two potential Directors of Football with him. Yes the press and the toxics can influence the board - the toxics are entirely responsible for where the club are now.}


1.) 11 Oct 2018 10:51:20
I guess the problem started when the LVG plans were disheveled because of the fans. Guess that's what we call hitting your own feet with an axe. Just out of curiosity who are these two people, and if you rather not tell the names, what is your opinion on the shortlisted people (if at all, they are shortlisted)

Thanks, again.

{Ed002's Note - The toxics are large numbers of very vocal "supporters". What shortlist are you referring to?}


2.) 11 Oct 2018 11:43:30
So this means these bunch of 'supporters' are somewhat influential? Sorry, by shortlist, I meant the names of two Director of Football that been agreed with Mr. Mourinho. Are those the right people for the job?

{Ed002's Note - THis has all been explained - try searching.}


3.) 11 Oct 2018 11:59:29
The 'toxic' fans didn't necessitate hiring Mourinho though did they. It's not like we couldn't have got a manager in on a one year deal to keep the plan in place. We're in the situation we're in because someone high up thought Mourinho was right for United.

{Ed002's Note - The toxics are entirely responsible for everything that happens and they deserve every failing moment that has happened since.}


4.) 11 Oct 2018 12:15:08
Of course Mr Mourinho himself is not remotely toxic.

{Ed002's Note - No, he is one of the most successful managers in world football at the moment having to deal with a club that does not provide him with their full support and a fan base that includes vast numbers ogf vegetables with little or no knowledge of the game.}


5.) 11 Oct 2018 12:16:06
Toxic fans forced the club to make a decision. The club made a bad decision in hiring Mourinho (for which they are responsible) and the rest of us regular fans are left with this mess we are in now.

{Ed002's Note - You miss the point - the club had good well founded plans that the toxics destroyed.}


6.) 11 Oct 2018 12:46:24
Certain fans messed up the clubs plans regarding LVG’s 3 year stay, Max Allegri was the plan thereafter all the way up until 2022 I believe, that plan has long since gone now, so Jose Mourinho was hired and now it seems the same fans are messing up things again. That coupled with the club not adapting to Jose, a media campaign against him in the papers is why we are in a mess, I am sure other issues too. The support of the fans and the support from the club to its manager is what makes for a stable and successful club. We are neither stable or successful atm due to lack of support towards our managers. We’ve no god given right to be on top, that is earned, as it has been for many years under Fergie, we earned the right to be on top then, atm we are making the club abandon plan after plan because we want instant success. Take a look over the road at City, they planned very well and are now reaping the rewards. I’m not asking people to like Jose Mourinho but see the bigger picture or we will continue to be in a constant state of instability. I’ve had my moments post game where I’ve ‘had enough’ it’s an emotional game but we must learn from our mistakes.


7.) 11 Oct 2018 13:12:53
How do you decipher between a regular fan and a toxic fan?

{Ed002's Note - The dribble quantity.}


8.) 11 Oct 2018 13:19:50
Very good post wrd and ed002.
Sure its not perfect but it would be a lot better if the club had backed jose.
We need to clear out some players with a view to reinvesting in players that will do better for club and manager.
The irony is that imo no other manager would have got this squad to 2nd last season and if any other manager comes in the squad still needs major investment. No manager is going to turn young valencia jones rojo smalling herrera etc etc into title winners.
Jose told us at the vegining of the season that it would be a tough season with this squad and he is right.


9.) 11 Oct 2018 13:53:41
Up until Saturday, I never bought into the "toxic fan" statements due to simply not seeing it: however the venomous content and manner of what so called fans directed at certain players in the warm up, brought the statement home. If the fans or a portion of them cannot even support the players without verbal abuse then what chance have we got of moving forward. And before the dudley dorightss start with the its banter blah blah, it certainly knocks confidence before a competitive ball is kicked.


10.) 12 Oct 2018 10:11:34
at the end of the day the guy is not up to managing United, get him sacked.


11.) 12 Oct 2018 10:13:38
What did they expect? Sell your customers a product that's nor fit for purpose and they will complain.

Utd are lucky trading standards haven't been involved.


 

 

30 Aug 2018 18:12:57
That's some draw!

Raghav

 

 

 

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20 Dec 2018 05:50:33
Ed,

Was Douglas Costa a signing of the board or was he recommended by Mr. Mourinho, because I think we're getting (if we get) the wrong guy here. We don't another player with attitude issues and throws his toys at almost everything. Right?

Raghav

{Ed002's Note - Mr Mourinho did not want Costa yet the club still approached Juventus.}


 

 

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18 Dec 2018 10:55:19
Ed, you say better options available, is it for the post of the manager or DOF.

Who would you pick, if you had to?

Thanks.

Raghav

{Ed002's Note - See above.}


 

 

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31 Jul 2018 12:39:01
Ed,

Just a question, do you think it's good business for United to sell Pogba and possibly replace him with Kroos?

By good business, I mean, will it be a helpful move for the club, in terms of getting the right players?

Raghav

{Ed002's Note - I think selling Pogba would be good business but I think there are better options than Kroos.}


 

 

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26 Jul 2018 10:23:48
Ed, does this mean that Lindelof has been written off, completely?

Raghav

{Ed004's Note - I wouldn't say written off. I just think it's very unlikely he will impress enough to become first choice cb at the club}


 

 

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11 Jul 2018 08:42:46
That's a class reply ed!

Raghav

{Ed001's Note - cheers mate, if it was me you meant?}


 

 

 

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09 Feb 2019 12:38:32
@Deano - Unfortunately, I'm not a member, so can't participate in the ballot. I will try and find some touts, honestly don't know where to begin.

@Japps - I tried looking at the VIP packages, that starts at about 55K INR. I will try and keep that as an option. Not too sure of that.

@Red Man - Thank you, I will definitely write to the Club and ask them if anything is possible. I do hope something that can come up. I swear I won't buy the half n half scarves. I'm just really excited about just seeing the stadium, and I don't know how I will react if I end walking inside it.

@GDS - No no, I was obviously not trying to take your ticket! Wouldn't even ask for it. And yeah, there could be the FA cup thing to look into as well. Hopefully, I get to see some match at Old Trafford. I don't want to go to UK and then come back without even seeing a single United match.

@PerthRedMike- Thank you, will check out the VIP packages, just confirming, these are the ones that are there on the Club website right? The same ones?

Again, thank you guys for helping out, I think something or the other can be worked out and again, I'd be really happy to meet whoever is free on that day.

Thank you.

Raghav

 

 

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09 Feb 2019 12:33:36
Hi Manctom!

Yes, please it would be great if we could connect! Could you please help out Ed 033?

Thank you!

Raghav

 

 

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21 Dec 2018 07:24:12
Ed, why would you pick Blanc over Pochettino? Just want to know your opinion.

Raghav

{Ed002's Note - Experience at the highest level of the European game, success at winning silverware, understanding of the club, all around good guy.}


 

 

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06 Dec 2018 09:22:09
I don't think Pogba had any effect on the game. If it was up to me, I would have added Mata to the mix of things, rather than put Pogba on the field.

Another thing that I noticed and I don't know if others felt it or not, was that prior to Lukaku coming on the pitch, our passing was crisp, mostly played to the feet of Martial or Rashford and even if we were going long, we were playing the ball where these two could run to.

As soon as Lukaku came on the field, the passing lessened and the long balls into channels became long hopefull balls pinged to Lukaku and he didn't do much about them.

Anyway, I think we showed some fight today and while Dalot was caught out position-wise, he had a pretty decent game, something he can build on. Bailly was good, one-off mistake after not playing for long is fine. Let's see what happens over the weekend!

On a side note: Although I was watching on the telly, the banter between the two sets of fans in the stadium was insane. Was really proud of the way our fans kept chanting and supporting the team and gave it back to the away fans.

Raghav

 

 

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12 Nov 2018 10:37:14
I don't think our players don't work on fitness, I think they are a bunch of outright lazy players who'd rather glide and jog on the pitch rather than sprint back or sprint forward.

The fact that none of our players identify tiny pockets of space while defending or even playing out of defence tells the intelligence that these players have. It was somewhere in the second half, Herrera tried to press one of Silva or Fernandinho and none of the defenders followed him to squeeze the space that the player could play the pass into. That's the basic essence of pressing, even my non-experienced brain knows that.

And as far as Rashford had the beating of the 2 City defenders then I think that's a lie. Rashford is still a kid, the way he plays is a sign that he is not progressing. He's that kid in the park, who will dribble and dribble and have no end result. Unfortunately, you can't be a one trick pony in football today (him knocking the ball past defenders and beating them in a foot race) .

Our players don't look comfortable on the ball, they don't know who to pass the ball to, they think about the next pass a couple of seconds after they get the ball, ideally, when you play at the highest level, it should be the other way around.

Bringing Lukaku on was a mistake, I remember a few years ago there was a discussion about him being a top-class forward and his jump from Everton to a big club would be the platform he needs to perform, week-in-week-out. And while we may argue that Jose's system doesn't suit him, I don't think Jose's system has got anyting to do with his atrocious first-touch. The fact that he has never presses the defenders or even attempts to close them down is blasphemy in my mind.

Jose ain't going to change his midfield. Matic will play, Fellaini, when fit, will most probably start. Fred is out, Pereira can't get look in and we have zero fluidity while going forward.

United's in a mix of something really wrong, while the manager is not helping the cause by rubbish post match talks, it's the players willingness to play football that really scares me.

Raghav