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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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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.


 

 

20 Oct 2018 14:52:57
Lukaku is truly awful, he gets the goals but we won't be winning the league anytime soon with him leading the line. Poor movement and touch that makes emile heskey look like Messi.

Good game, bitter at the last minute goal but that's football I guess.

RedWhiskey

1.) 20 Oct 2018 15:21:16
Who you going to single out next week with your witty anecdotes? Slating players of a team you supposedly support and trying to come up with creative ways on how to ridicule them (are you sure your not a Liverpool supporter from your previous posts) is what grips my *h** about some people. The emphasis on particular players on this site over the years has been embarrassing. If you talk about it to people/ friends with knowledge of football then it seems to be different but once people have access to a keyboard it seems to change amongst some. This is covered under the big umbrella term wheeled out by Ed002 as "Toxic".


2.) 20 Oct 2018 15:42:33
Lukaku was poor though. Or aren't we allowed to say when players under perform. I'd like to see him dropped an Sanchez played through the middle. We need a back up striker or a first choice right winger an give rashford minutes up front. Lukakus played every minute of the recent games he needs a rest.


3.) 20 Oct 2018 15:54:05
Although Lukaku does have a terrible touch and poor movement, and is not a top CF. That is the truth.


4.) 20 Oct 2018 15:55:47
So everything is fine and no one should have an opinion.


5.) 20 Oct 2018 17:39:16
That's not what was said. I'm sure you'd be fine if Lukaku knocked on your front door and likened your misses to having a face like a plumbers tool bag. Is that everyone entitled to an opinion? My bet is that Lukaku will now be added to the long list of vilified players over the year. It's getting boring now.


6.) 20 Oct 2018 17:45:07
And where has irishroy come from? 2 posts ever? Only today? Oh dear.


7.) 20 Oct 2018 17:45:26
Lukaku is a very good player. Dip in form, confidence seems an issue.

Won't last long.


8.) 20 Oct 2018 18:06:41
How's about you get behind your players when they are having a tough time? I can't believe some of our "fans" atm.


9.) 20 Oct 2018 18:32:56
Supasub, how dare you be so rude. ROY KEANE joins us and you have a go at him. IRISH, you are Keane aren't you, please say its true?


10.) 20 Oct 2018 20:06:37
When we need him the most, Lukaku goes into hiding. A few goals up against a team from the lower half and you can bet on him scoring, not good enough tbh, though i hope it works out for him here.


 

 

12 Sep 2018 17:05:52
Sick of hearing bitter pundits wanting rashford to leave. The lads 20 years old. He's Manchester born, and from the academy. Would he start at City, Chelsea or Liverpool? No. He's a young player learning, yes performances show he should start more often but for people to be asking him to be leading the line is a little out of touch I think.

RedWhiskey

1.) 12 Sep 2018 18:41:57
I agree mate. It’s ridiculous. He’s played over 100 games for us. Phil foden has played 8 minutes this year but apparently his development is fantastic being at city.


2.) 14 Sep 2018 23:10:00
He is no Mbappe.


 

 

09 Sep 2018 11:48:48
Interesting comments from the king today, despite having no managerial experience I think he'd be great at the helm of your great club one day. Very inspiring and motivational man.

RedWhiskey

1.) 09 Sep 2018 18:31:03
Ermm not for me, would be a huge mistake and disaster.

{Ed025's Note - nor me GDS, excellent player but a scumbag of a person with the morals of a gutter rat..


2.) 09 Sep 2018 20:36:11
It would be interesting, tho. You have to admit 😁.

{Ed025's Note - very much so noucamp, but if it went tits up (and i think it would) then united would be back to square one mate..


3.) 09 Sep 2018 21:42:29
Roy Keane for me if a former player is to be considered 😆😆.


4.) 10 Sep 2018 07:20:15
I assume we are talking about Cantona? Ed's comments sound more like he is referring to Giggs?

{Ed025's Note - thats my bad betty i was talking about giggs, sorry mate i seem to have been confused over that thread mate..


5.) 10 Sep 2018 08:01:48
Ed, I'm not doubting you, but could you just let us know maybe the top three things he's done to warrant that description? I only know of the kicking of the Palace fan, which was a response to some vile language about his sister/ mother. What worse things has he done?

{Ed025's Note - i was answering a different thread RWWD abut giggs, totally my fault and i apologise profusely, i like cantona and he never hit that palace fan hard enough for me mate..


6.) 10 Sep 2018 19:02:23
No probs Ed - honestly wasn't trying to be awkward. Giggs and Cantona both made comments at the weekend, but I thought your comments sounded like they suited Giggs a little better!
I wasn't totally sure myself who the OP was about, that's the only reason I asked.

{Ed025's Note - yeah betty the giggs one was the one i thought i was replying to mate..


7.) 11 Sep 2018 07:17:34
Haha, I see what happened Ed! Thank the wee man, Cantona is my childhood hero. Glad you didn’t have any revelations about his personal life!

{Ed025's Note - i like eric and even though hes a bit of a flawed genius he seems to be a top bloke mate..


 

 

23 Aug 2018 20:34:01
Just a quick mention for darmian. Told he could leave, wanted to leave and it didn't happen. Instead he's gotten on with it, accepted the clubs stance. Certain other players should take note. True professional.

RedWhiskey

1.) 23 Aug 2018 21:02:49
I know I’m in the minority but I really like Darmian, I think he’s a pretty good defender but that isn’t enough nowadays.


2.) 23 Aug 2018 21:09:37
Just doesn't stand out. Solid 6/ 10 player.


3.) 23 Aug 2018 22:08:51
In a defence where we can’t defend,
He’s ok in my book.


4.) 23 Aug 2018 22:51:30
Not the worst defender but gives nothing in attack which is half the job nowadays.
None of our full backs give much to the attack.
Pogna martial lukaku would all look better players with mauading full backs like ashley cole zanetti or marcelo trippier etc
Very few players can look great every game all on their own most need a supporting cast. Our best footballers have no supporting cast to play to their strengths.
Who is crossing for lukaku from the by line every week? Who is over lapoing for sanchez martial rashford? Creating time and space?
Who has pogba got making runs into space to pass to?
All would look better with a better more complimentary supporting cast imo.


5.) 24 Aug 2018 00:16:25
Ken, did you just mention Trippier in the same list as Zanetti?


6.) 24 Aug 2018 00:20:21
Darmian is limited by our lack of wingers. On both sides we play players who like to drop off and cut inside. This means all our width is provided by the full backs. Darmian isn’t fast enough to get up and down the lines, so he either stays deep or risks getting caught out. Decent player, but not in this setup.


7.) 24 Aug 2018 01:14:16
Post wasn't really about his quality, had promise and I do like him and sometimes I'd rather him on than young. But yeah steady player, true professional.


 

 

 

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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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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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17 Sep 2018 22:02:37
My bad Betty 😂.

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17 Sep 2018 19:23:22
Betty. No team has any given right to be putting 5 past any team.

RedWhiskey

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08 Sep 2018 15:25:02
Pretty sure bilbao only have basque players. With the odd exception am I right 002?

RedWhiskey

{Ed002's Note - Yes RW.}