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31 Jul 2018 09:30:48
Morning eds if you can answer, since your last sharkopod and update has anyone new been added/ taken off the united wish list?


{Ed002's Note - I have explained the Yerry Mina situation - far from the perfect choice but with the financial issues surrounding others, one added somewhere down the list. Nothing has happened with Alex Sandro as Juventus have a price and don't need discussions unless that is to be met. The most significant issue is that surrounding Pogba and not being able to move him on. Right now none of the four clubs he was offered to have said that they are interested as they know the cost would be prohibitive. Mino is still looking to see if something can be done and there remains athought that Juventus might be interested but there is a significant IF - they would need to sell Pjanic and several others first, and then they could yet opt to spend the money on Verratti or Milinkovic-Savic (who they have already had a player plus cash offer rejected for). If Manchester United get stuck with Pogba then they are not in a position to look to the likes of Tony Kroos.}

1.) 31 Jul 2018 11:15:44
With that in mind ed if you have the time who are our current primary targets? For centre back is it Toby A, Maguire, Mina? Elsewhere I'm not sure.

{Ed002's Note - Try the Sharkopod.}

2.) 31 Jul 2018 12:39:01

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?

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

3.) 31 Jul 2018 13:33:44
And IF united do manage to sell pogba, am i right in saying its mourinho that wants kroos but the club would rather somebody else?

4.) 31 Jul 2018 13:20:27
ed02 - who would you pick? If we were to sell Pogba I would hope we went for SMS to replace him.

{Ed002's Note - Milinkovic-Savic but the price would have to drop.}

5.) 31 Jul 2018 15:03:25
I did and very fine listening it was. Sorry just being a little impatient with this window.




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13 Jan 2019 16:17:06
Anyone else feel blanc could be perfect as our director of football?

Knows our club and its traditions, if we had sack our next manager he could step in till a new manager was appointed.

If poch has any negative its his lack of trophies, blanc can be there for advice on getting over the line.

If ole is manager and needs help with the defensive side of things who better than blanc to ask.

If zz is manager there's an obvious connection there too.

Blanc ticks loads of boxes as a DOF

Any thoughts?

1.) 13 Jan 2019 22:42:43
Does he have any experience in that role though?

2.) 14 Jan 2019 01:26:14
To paraphrase Busby if you're good enough you're experienced enough.
Is my view.

3.) 14 Jan 2019 05:44:01
We cannot have a person with no DOF experience run a club like United.

4.) 14 Jan 2019 06:42:39
To paraphrase Perthredmike . is he good enough?
What do we base that on?

5.) 14 Jan 2019 09:09:59
Name a better candidate and what makes them better than blanc at doing it?



24 Oct 2018 09:06:59
Jose making a point about how good juve cb's are and I agree but the irony is for me Lindelof was probably our man of the match.

Hindsight is wonderful and at the time I had no problem with Joses starting 11 but surely in the first half Jose must of realised our midfield was giving them too much time and space.

The easiest tactical change would of been to take matic and mata off in the 2nd half and bring on some tenacity with herrera and Fred or andreas.

I don't understand not changing what isn't working, can only think Jose was trying to make a point at the expense of actually trying to get some points from the game.

How many coaches told us lot when we were playing for our school team it doest matter if you loose as long as you did everything you can to win. I don't see us doing everything we can to win and that is indeed from top to bottom not just a one man problem but unfortunately for jose he is the easiest problem to fix.

Just my rant, this is the place to vent the frustrations of being a united fan.



08 Aug 2018 21:28:13
Best bit of united transfer news is courtois to Madrid done. Should hopefully see that de gea contract signed.

I don't expect us to have a good season but I believe we can have a good season

So might as well live in hope till at least we are double digits behind top.

1.) 08 Aug 2018 22:28:56
Hasn't De gea already signed a new contract this summer? I believe it was around June time 🤔.

2.) 08 Aug 2018 23:07:17

No, he didn’t.



25 Jul 2018 11:47:38
Solution to uniteds transfer problems

Martial loan to spurs on the condition they loan alderweirald to us.

Then we can buy toby next season for 25m.

Martial gets game time and improves as a player and depending who's managing united next season he can come back or be sold.

Darmian plus 35m for Sandro.

Just leaves Rw, could do a Falcao type offer for reus to see if he can stay fit.

1.) 25 Jul 2018 12:20:14
Nice scenario if only it was that simple :)

2.) 25 Jul 2018 15:31:52
or we could play sanchez, martial or rashford on the right wing, get a tune out of luke shaw and pair bailly with lindelof. how mad would that be?

3.) 25 Jul 2018 16:42:09
Mancman - agreed that would be ideal but I don't see Jose doing that.

4.) 25 Jul 2018 17:09:09
Agreed Schnauzer, but then we have to wonder why. No doubt it's because he's a serial winning manager with his finger on the pulse of the squad and we are just ignorant toxic arm chair pundits who know nothing about football.

5.) 25 Jul 2018 17:09:50
I'm sure Spurs are DESPERATE to lose ÂŁ40m+ on their player to have the privilege of developing one of their rivals young stars for a season lol. And Dortmund loaning their biggest name out in the hope he stays fit so United can get a cut price next season when he's 1 year less on his contract and one year plus on his age.



02 Jul 2018 09:27:09
Saw the thread about giggs as manager and wondered what people's thoughts are on how much it matters for uniteds boss being someone of integrety or a person of good character? . Not asking for the boards view but your view.

Should the bosses personal life ie bedding his brothers missus matter?

Should/ shouldn't John Terry been dropped/ lost captaincy for England for bedding bridges missus?

Charlton didn't want Jose for non footballing reasons, just how he conducts himself is he right or is that an old fashioned view?

Curious for thoughts.

1.) 02 Jul 2018 10:04:42
Good questions mate. Usually when it comes to a player my view is I don’t give a damn what they do off the pitch as long as they are performing on it. In some ways I would apply that to the manager but I think it depends how on an individual’s perception of an integrous/ good person.

In some people’s eyes, Jose would not be a man who conducts himself with integrity (sir bobby’s view), whilst in others he does. If Giggs were to get the job I wouldn’t discount him based on his adultering past. Of course that’s not to say I condone adultery!

There are a few things where I would object. And they are obviously racism, sexism and homophobia. We as a club are a massive worldwide brand with a huge influence on millions upon millions of people. To have a manager that displays any of these traits would tarnish our reputation. I remember ed001 saying that sarri has said a few homophobic and sexist comments here and there. Perhaps it is culturally different in Italy, but I would have issues with him being manager based on those sorts of things.

Someone that likes the media games and causing angst for other managers on the touch line is fine for me. I like to see a bit of bite and a fiery side to my manager when he is on the touch line or the media room.

2.) 02 Jul 2018 10:40:08
Yes a manager's personal life needs to be considered. They are responsible for managing many complex personalities and are more of a representative of the club, (press conferences etc) . If they are up to no good, or have a low moral compass then that can effect the people beneath them and also bring the club into disrepute. With Giggs in particular his unfortunate decision making becoming public highlights what he is capable of, nobody knows what else he has done but unfortunately for him the suspicion is always there and the stain on his character will be permanent.

Everybody makes mistakes and there will be mitigating circumstances, but then there are roles outside of public scrutiny. If you want a high profile job then you need to ensure your public image is as clean as possible nowadays if you intend to make it.

Players are different as they aren't as important. Don't know much about Terry's case but I'm sure I read that the woman in question was the ex-girlfriend not current girlfriend of Bridge, BIG difference, still not ideal but on the face of it nowhere near as bad as Giggs situation.

We see that the team often reflects their manager. Our performances are erratic consistency wise, negative, several players seem to lack full commitment to the cause and everything seems to have a temporary feel to it for me. This is similar to Mourinho's current media persona and the impression he has given me since his tenure commenced!

3.) 02 Jul 2018 13:03:36
At least the players would know where Giggs was on match day.

4.) 02 Jul 2018 13:11:02
To be honest I think we will have to wait and see how he does, it just guess work if you haven't worked with him .
He is expected to do well tho but only time will tell.

5.) 02 Jul 2018 15:16:54
Players and managers are very different in their roles and what it means to be in that role.

Managers aren't just employees, they are the leader and key figure head of the organisation. They are the role model for those they manage and as such they set the standard of what should be expected.

Therefore, a deplorable human being in a role like that sets a pretty low bar for the players and sends out a poor message to fans and supporters around the globe.

I love Giggs, he was a fantastic player for us and has given me some wonderful memories of watching my club.

However, I don't think we will make a great manager. He might talk a good game, and it is easy to say that he suggested this player or that player, or he would do things differently. But it's all talk and no action. He needs to go out there and show he can do it differently and be a success as a manager.

The ghosts of his past will likely haunt him throughout his career as a manager. Imagine what would he say if he was managing a group of players and a situation like the one between John Terry and Wayne Bridge pops up. How is he supposed to handle that? How can he solve that issue without being a massive hypocrite? Can he console the player who has been wronged when that player knows that Giggs himself has done that to his own brother? An issue like that can tear apart a dressing room and Giggs would have no higher ground to stand and bring that dressing room back together.

6.) 02 Jul 2018 16:00:48
He would probably say been there done that here's some advice .




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06 Feb 2019 13:54:18
Gds - totally agree wholesale changes can't happen our squad depth isn't good enough but resting 3 should be fine.

Killers scones - obviously the same 11 can play both games and be fine but it's in April and May you suffer. One of reasons united sometimes under SAF wasn't great in the 1st half of seasons is the rotation but part of the reason united was generally better in thd 2nd half of the season was our big rotated squad was fresher than most. Fatigue of the mind aswell as the body shouldn't be underplayed even if its only a few % off. A few %can be difference between a row z clearance and a phil jones shank into our own top corner.



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06 Feb 2019 10:24:52
Gds2 - no one is saying they can't play Saturday and then Tuesday that's why no one is suggesting to rest 11 players, people are suggesting to rest a few key players who we will need to be at 100% to beat psg. Have you seen our fixture list for then next 9 games? Think the only other games we can weaken our team are Palace and Southampton.



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05 Feb 2019 12:52:29
Fred for pogba
Dalot for young
Martial for lingard

Are the only changes I would make from the Leicester game

If and when we have a comfortable lead then sub off matic for mctominay, rashord for lukaku and herrera for pereira.

Should then have a fairly fresh pogba, rashford, matic, herrera, lingard and even though I thi k we all don't want young to play we know he will so at least a fresher young will be better than a tired young.



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29 Nov 2018 08:54:30
I think poch will be too hard to get unfortunately.

Maybe appoint howe as manager and blanc as dof? Could even maybe have stam as assistant, might sort the defense out at least.



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14 Jun 2018 08:59:47
Reading between the lines of martials agent it seems clear to me, martial wants reasuurences he is in Joses plans, seeing Jose wouldn't and shouldn't give guarantees to any player, they are angling for a large contract which would at least indicate he is going to be a first team regular not a bit part player like the end of the season.

The fact martials agent has made public comments to me would suggest martial wants to stay, so they are trying to force the issue, if he didn't want to stay why would the agent make public comments? He would just be trying to find martial a new club, making public comments wouldn't help in getting a new club, it's not like putting an add in the messenger, there's only very few clubs who could afford martial and I would assume very few clubs martial would want to go to.

Just my thoughts.




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15 Feb 2019 22:21:26
We won't know till much closer the time. We could be 4th with a 4 point gap to 5th or 5th with a 4 point gap to 4th or any other scenario with a game to go.

Greenwood looks the most promising player since 92. I want to do everything we can to make sure he progresses smoothly. There are people far more qualified than me to say when the times right so if its felt its best that he doesn't play this season I am fine with that no matter how much I want to see him play is the point I want to make.



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15 Feb 2019 09:55:54
Could do 3-5-2, Lindelof smalling bailly

Dalot, herrera, matic, pogba, shaw

Lukaku rashford

Smalling and lukaku offers a bit more height and threat from corners, I like dalots crossing but his defensive side needs work so playing 3 at the back offers a bit more cover.

Would like to see chong and gomez on the bench, greenwood looks scary good but I want to hold him back for just a bit longer maybe last game or 2 of the season if they are dead rubbers.



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14 Jan 2019 09:09:59
Name a better candidate and what makes them better than blanc at doing it?



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14 Jan 2019 01:26:14
To paraphrase Busby if you're good enough you're experienced enough.
Is my view.



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05 Jan 2019 11:38:47
There's no need to rush the decision on ole one way or the other. By the end of March we will know how good ole is.