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16 Jan 2019 13:04:29
Q for 002 if around, are the club actively looking to buy this January or are we most likely going to see nothing until clarity over the permanent manager?

RedWhiskey

{Ed002's Note - I try and avoid discussions about timing but if the right player becomes available it is possible purchases could be made. Certainly the club has had discussions with agents and other sides as recently as today, but it is tough to make things happen in January.}


1.) 16 Jan 2019 15:32:20
002. Not sure if you have covered this off before. What are your thoughts on the January transfer window? Apologies if it's been covered and I missed it.

{Ed002's Note - Does not really help anyone. I would scrap them completely.}


2.) 16 Jan 2019 16:08:46
The old system worked fine, was nothing wrong with it.


3.) 16 Jan 2019 18:41:25
Agreed Mort, think having two windows puts a lot of pressure on clubs and many tend to make hurried decisions leading to overpaying and many times acquiring a player that is wrong for the club.


4.) 16 Jan 2019 20:11:50
Would love to see the window open the day after the champions league final and close the day before the first game of the season. I know some leagues start different times but really the big leagues start around the same time so wouldn’t be that bad. Go with what you have for the season and if injuries occur, you go youth.


5.) 16 Jan 2019 21:54:08
Heps to inflate prices, especially during the January transfer window.


 

 

06 Aug 2018 16:09:51
Question for 002 if around, appreciate the sharkopod and I see boateng wasn't mentioned. Are we looking at him now or is it a case of sly sports bull again? Apologies if dealt with.

RedWhiskey

{Ed002's Note - Perhaps an alternative to the preferred choice.}


1.) 06 Aug 2018 17:26:42
Worrying signs mate. according to ed001 he overrated and had issues with Bayern board due to somethings to do with jay z.


2.) 06 Aug 2018 17:41:36
Thanks 002. Much appreciated.


3.) 06 Aug 2018 19:11:48
Player is on a sharp decline. Hasn’t put in the effort over the last few seasons, too many off field distractions, too concerned with celebrity lifestyle. Would clash with Jose immediately. Think his signing would be an indication of desperation to make a signing before th deadline.


4.) 06 Aug 2018 19:36:20
cant think of a worse choice than Boateng of all the options that we seem to be linked with.


5.) 06 Aug 2018 19:41:25
He is the type of player we will target and most probably sign. Someone who wants a big pay day and couldn't give a monkeys about the club who gives it him. We're becoming a grave yard for mercenaries and their bank accounts. Don't see why we need a cb, we're riddled in other areas that need addressing in my opinion.


6.) 06 Aug 2018 19:42:47
Agreed danny it smacks of desperation didn't fancy him when he was at city haven't fancied him at bayern and most certainly don't fancy him here.

Literally no better than any of our defenders imo.


7.) 06 Aug 2018 20:53:52
Boeteng was shocking at the world cup as well. I'd stay clear of him. I heard SS staying we have 5 centre backs on the list but we have only identified 4. Like I said varane would be a dream, but also Godin is a good shout if we can get him.


8.) 06 Aug 2018 21:08:28
I so hope these Boateng reports are BS, final nail in the coffin if we sign him.


9.) 06 Aug 2018 21:18:09
Final nail in the coffin 😂 oh beast that did make me laugh!


10.) 06 Aug 2018 20:17:20
His form over the last 12-18 months has fell off a cliff. Before that he was one of the best around. If he plays how he has in the past he s head and shoulders above any of our defenders. However, Bayern know when to get rid of a player. We've been caught out by it in the past and it's tough to see that this will be different.

Still prefer him to Maguire though 😂😂.


 

 

24 Jul 2018 16:53:00
Any ideas what Mr Ibrahimovic could be alluding to in his recent 'surprise' comments?

RedWhiskey

{Ed004's Note - He could just as easily be trying to take the pressure off Jose}


1.) 24 Jul 2018 19:12:28
Most likely be ibra re-signing on loan at the end of the mls season. I shudder at that thought.


2.) 25 Jul 2018 09:48:25
Its a very jose kinda thing to do. relying on pensioners again 🙄.


 

 

 

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15 Jan 2019 12:56:47
Anybody catch the pitch side post match interview with Ole and Sheringham quizzing him?

Ole got a nice sly dig in at mourinho when asked what he had to change when coming in.

'Manchester United is about going forward, not stupid square balls and back passes'

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15 Jan 2019 11:38:10
Anyone think rabiot could be a good option to replace Matic? No interest of us probably but he is available and wouldn't cost a bomb. Tidy little player. Seems Barcelona bound though, shame.

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1.) 15 Jan 2019 12:19:37
Most times i have seen rabiot play he's been used further forward in a midfield 3, where herrera and pogba play for us. So i don't think he would be a matic replacement.

Looking back on it, probably wasnt wise to get rid of daley blind as he could play in midfield and left back. Was one of our better performers under lvg and never really let the side down. Technically was very good.


2.) 15 Jan 2019 12:52:51
Ruben Neves is the best replacement i think. has done really well in the prem so far. would not mind declan rice either depending on how he does over the next few months.


3.) 15 Jan 2019 13:30:25
Neves and rice are interesting ones. Neves not the typical DM more a deep lying playmaker type. I'd take him in a heartbeat but not at the 100m being banded about. Rice is more the like for like replacement and is definitely catching the eye at the moment.


4.) 15 Jan 2019 14:47:24
Neves is a class act.


5.) 15 Jan 2019 15:18:12
Ah Daley, a treat we no longer have.


6.) 15 Jan 2019 17:42:09
Personally would try for ndombele or doucoure maybe goretzka even as realistic moves. Not like for like but think all could bring something to the role. Rabiot is a class player and would love him at the club but more to rotate with Pogba and Herrera like suggested above.


7.) 15 Jan 2019 17:47:55
Rabiot seems to bring a lot of baggage with him.


8.) 15 Jan 2019 18:31:49
Kante or Verratti for me.


9.) 15 Jan 2019 18:40:09
You are right TrueRedDevil. That baggage is mainly his agent mother. I am a fan of neves and wouldn’t mind us going through the deep lying play maker route like we had with Carrick. If you watch Fernandinho he is so integral to both their defence and their attacks. Wonderful player and they will struggle to replace him. I agree we shouldn’t have sold blind. I was always a fan and thought he was a very intelligent player. Doucoure would be another one I would look at along with ndidi. Both premier league proven so wouldn’t take long to settle. Plenty of energy from both players which would give us legs in midfield to press the opposition.


10.) 15 Jan 2019 22:50:12
I like Nzonzi - maybe primarily of how goos he was against us but still if he could be brought in at a decent price as a squad option I think he would be an interesting option.


11.) 16 Jan 2019 10:16:46
Julian Weigl seems to be flying under th radar but i really like his style of play.
Idrissa Gueye will be an interesting pick as well. But what do you guys think of Jefferson Lerma? 1st season in the EPL, adjusting well and playing good football.


12.) 16 Jan 2019 11:06:44
Idrissa Gueye has lot of energy but again is limited on the ball. Saul Niguez, Frenkie De Jong, Ruben Neves will be a step above him.


13.) 16 Jan 2019 12:41:21
Ndidi?

Loved Daley Blind - too slow for midfield in the prem though guys.


 

 

09 Jan 2019 11:51:37
Just been watching the vids of the training in dubai, the difference in watching these guys train under Ole to Mourinho is clear to see.

The lads look united, happy and free. Pogba has turned up also so looks like he'll be fit for spurs.

Also good to see Ole has taken some of the younger lads.

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1.) 09 Jan 2019 13:17:41
Has Greenwood gone?


2.) 09 Jan 2019 14:57:42
Greenwood, Gomes, Chong, Garner are with the first team. Gomes looks likes he’s very popular with a lot of the lads which is great to see.


3.) 09 Jan 2019 15:08:56
Yes, Greenwood is in Dubai.


4.) 09 Jan 2019 23:37:46
I'd be a bit happy too if I was training in Dubai, at this stage of my life I'd settle for blackpool.


5.) 10 Jan 2019 03:40:28
And apparently all you guys are opposed to a takeover from the middle-east. ahh the double standards.


6.) 10 Jan 2019 10:04:40
Addict, slight difference in training there on a break and being under their control. Don't see your point.


7.) 10 Jan 2019 11:24:04
UA,

Genuinely the more you post the more you seem like a troll, what have them things got to do with each other?

I like Disney World but I wouldn't want Mickey Mouse in charge of our club.

I get a sniff of MAZE.


8.) 10 Jan 2019 12:37:33
Mickey Mouse would be good as long as the plans aren't too Goofy. We could avoid a Minnie crisis as long as we play like everyone gives a Donald Duck.


9.) 10 Jan 2019 13:16:33
I agree GDS definitely a troll. Never seen him post a positive post.


10.) 10 Jan 2019 15:23:43
No worries, GDS and Park. I really don't care what you think, mates. Where were you policing when this site was toxic and only thing you had on this page was negativity with someone called Mourinho? If you guys think of me as a troll so be it. I will stay away from posting anymore.

Goodbye lads and Eds. Have a wonderful year.


11.) 10 Jan 2019 16:14:57
I was wondering why there were toys all over the floor, now I know who's pram they came out of. lol.

United Addict, if you can't take mild comments like that on a "banter" page then maybe you do need a little time out.


12.) 10 Jan 2019 17:01:53
Absolutely Shappy, thanks! Its best i stay away. You guys enjoy.


13.) 11 Jan 2019 09:45:47
United Addict

You will find I actually was a mourinho supporter until very close to the end so don’t give me that rubbish. At least have a balanced approach instead of consistently picking out negatives. Can’t you just enjoy what is happening at the moment?


 

 

24 Dec 2018 21:05:38
Just been watching best of videos of Berbatov. God what i'd give to see him in his prime in this team. Would score for fun. Severely underrated and imo one of the best touches ever in world football. Genius that guy was and could make chances for himself. Merry xmas lads!

RedWhiskey

1.) 25 Dec 2018 03:30:26
When it comes to technical ability the only player better is Juan Mata. His touch is superb.


2.) 25 Dec 2018 05:20:24
He was great, not sure he was underrated. Carrick on the other hand.


3.) 25 Dec 2018 09:52:46
Loved berbatov he was such a gifted player. Don’t think he was ever fully appreciated at united. Haha tony brilliant 😂.


 

 

25 Oct 2018 19:55:19
I'm not lukakus biggest fan, but let's be fair when he's on form he's lethal. I just read something Gary neville wrote about him. And thst we need to stick with him. And it made me think, the amount of times the likes of Rooney, berb, chicharito etc had dips. We persisted with them. And i kinda agree. We've no direct replacement really. Martial, rashy and sanchez haven't really done better in reality. Let's hope he picks up and gets back to scoring because mourinho definitely won't be dropping him. Time to support, I have been the biggest critic and slagger of the players but this season is a write off. Support the team, not necessarily the manager if your view like me is he needs to go. We need to claw some dignity back, and it starts with support not toxicity.

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1.) 25 Oct 2018 20:19:26
I don't think the actual dip is an issue, it happened last season if i'm correct, it's the rest of his game that is a major issue, lack of control, quality, technique, touch, link-up play, he lacks it badly. Also just never seems to score against the big teams, something which the above players were very good at. Even when Lukaku runs with the ball he looks like he's going to fall over, needs to lose a few KG.


2.) 25 Oct 2018 20:26:54
We put Ten men behind the ball against good teams. It’s going to be more difficult to score for him. Get a grip.


3.) 25 Oct 2018 20:50:42
Scholar what do you mean he doesn't score against the big teams?

Didn't he get a hat trick against us in Fergies last game at West Brom?

Do you not consider us a big team?


4.) 25 Oct 2018 20:53:14
So how have our other players managed to score against the top teams then mate? We won quite a few big games last season, scoring 14 goals, Lukaku chipped in with one. He was anonymous against Chelsea on Saturday, Martial scored two up front.


5.) 25 Oct 2018 20:57:00
Make that 16 goals, missed the two against Spurs in the FA Cup, 16 goals and he scored ONE!


6.) 25 Oct 2018 21:10:33
Yh, a complete anomaly in his career HB, in a game where we practically focused entirely on attacking in Fergie's send off game.


7.) 26 Oct 2018 09:07:46
I've watched Lukaku closely since he signed for Utd and we must understand what kind of player he is before we can judge him properly.

Lukaku is not a No 9 or target man his size and strength are misleading. Lukaku is a box player, a poacher, a finisher. Unlike other poachers like Cole and Hernandez who relied on instinct and great movement Lukaku uses his size and strength in the box to hold off and pin defenders to get his chances. He thrives off crosses and balls into the box. There is nothing subtle about Lukaku he is more bulldozer than footballer.

The problem we have is we rarely have enough possession to sustain attacks and get the ball into the box on a consistent basis. In essence we're a counter attacking team, we sit deep behind the ball so we need Lukaku to be an outlet. To hold the ball up and run the channels. As his first touch is unreliable and his movement none existent we struggle to maintain possession especially against the good teams.

We have seen on rare occasions when Lukaku is confident and on form he can sometimes be the player we need. This then confuses us when he can't perform this role on a consistent basis. The truth is he's not that type of player. We wouldn't expect Cole or Hernandez to hold the ball and we shouldn't expect Lukaku to do that job either.

It's now time to play Sanchez upfront. He's more mobile, quicker, better in possession, he can dribble, manipulate the ball, run the channels, he's elusive. He can drop deep into midfield and then we need Rashford, Martial, Mata even Pogba running beyond.

If you watched Juventus on Tuesday night they didn't really play with a CF. Ronaldo drifted left and right, Dybala dropped into midfield, they rotated positions, had runners from deep, dominated possession. Smalling and Lindelof often had no one to mark. They didn't know whether to step into midfield or hold their position. They couldn't cope with the rotation or deal with the runners. In fact their first goal came from Ronaldo running into the right channel and delivering a cross which fell to Dybala making a late run into the box.

Our team is too static, too safe, too predictable, too scared.

Lukaku's a decent player nothing more, he should probably be plan B instead of Fellaini. If you put quality deliveries into the box he'll score goals.


8.) 26 Oct 2018 09:38:45
Great Post dlib, I couldn't agree more.

What confuses me is that I don't buy for one second the someone of Jose's experience can't see that, so I can't fathom why he sets us up the way he does.


9.) 26 Oct 2018 11:04:22
I agree RedD I can't understand it either it's so frustrating. We just need something to click and to get some confidence back.

Moving forward I'd like to see us persist with 4-2-3-1. Forget the Juventus game they are a much better side than we'll face week in week out in the premier league.

I'd move Sanchez up front, he had his best season for Arsenal in that position. He looked sharp playing there in pre season where he linked up well with Mata. I honestly believe trying Sanchez up front might just kick us into life. I'd persist with Martial on the left and Mata at 10. I'm not convinced by Rashford on the right, we have no obvious replacement so why not give Chong a chance. Is Pereira not really a wide player? I'd let Rashford compete with Martial on the left, Mata with Lingard for the No 10 position and Sanchez with Lukaku up front.

In midfield we have Fred to replace Pogba's creativity. Herrera, Fellaini even Mctominay to replace Matic as the defensive anchor.

What I'd like to see is some consistency in both selection and formation. Sensible substitutions, competition for places. If Martial is poor introduce Rashford. If Mata fails to make an impact bring on Lingard. If Sanchez isn't involved bring on Lukaku. If Pogba isn't doing his job bring on Fred. If we need more energy and intensity in midfield turn to Herrera.

Is all looks so simple from my sofa!


10.) 26 Oct 2018 23:39:43
The one problem I see with Lukaku is he offers nothing to the team when he isn’t scoring goals. All strikers have barren spells but if you look at the ones mentioned, Rooney, Berbatov etc they added to the team dynamic even when not scoring by bringing other players into the game. Lukaku’s flaws really come to the front when we aren’t distracted by him scoring goals.


11.) 27 Oct 2018 11:21:52
Andy Cole was like that but he was a huge success so can lukaku.

{Ed025's Note - lukaku will always get you goals if you play to his strengths roy, but comparing him to cole is a bit unfair as he is played as more of a target man for united which is not his strength at all, he needs balls over the top to run on to using his pace ans power, his first touch is awful and his second touch is usually a throw in to your opponents, he can be a success though but will need better quality in midfield for me mate..


12.) 27 Oct 2018 17:31:46
Put lukaku with Yorke and he would get you goals .
Unless Jose was the manager.


 

 

 

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26 Sep 2018 09:52:11
Not sure why Woodward gets stick, he's spent and spent. It's the manager and players who haven't got the results. I agree with not spending on old players with little to no resale value so it's a pretty pointless argument. Would you have backed mourinho this summer? Wanted a 70mil 30year old right winger from Chelsea and supposedly 70+mil melonhead cb from Leicester. Don't think either would be making any difference right now.

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06 Aug 2018 22:26:56
45, umtiti and rakitic.

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06 Aug 2018 17:41:36
Thanks 002. Much appreciated.

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27 Jul 2018 15:37:11
Twenty. or perhaps he's buying experience to win while he's here, when the overhaul starts, pereira fosu mensa gomes and chong will be ready to take over? He's unlikely to stay longer than this year I think.

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24 Jul 2018 19:12:28
Most likely be ibra re-signing on loan at the end of the mls season. I shudder at that thought.

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15 Jan 2019 13:30:25
Neves and rice are interesting ones. Neves not the typical DM more a deep lying playmaker type. I'd take him in a heartbeat but not at the 100m being banded about. Rice is more the like for like replacement and is definitely catching the eye at the moment.

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10 Jan 2019 10:04:40
Addict, slight difference in training there on a break and being under their control. Don't see your point.

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19 Dec 2018 12:06:07
I'm feeling positive, season imo is a write off. Get back to basics and get the lads enjoying their football again. Behind the scene, some real work needs to be put in in appointing the right coach and hopefully dof.

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30 Oct 2018 22:52:20
I like lindelof but as all said above, his defensive partner has always been lacking imo. Bailly would in my eyes and should have been the perfect partner but he has had a few dodgy moments and again does not look like he is massively built. We need a commander. Koulibaly would be my pick. But what i'd give for vidic in his prime right now.

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20 Sep 2018 12:38:31
Agree with you on matic beast, definitely need to bring somebody in for the holding role in Jan or the summer. He's the passenger lately. Who would you replace him with? No stand out DM I can think of who would be attainable.

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