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Team: Manchester United

Where from: Sheffield

Favourite player: Robbo

Best team moment: Rooneys overhead goal against city, watched while on a cruise in Caribbean

Interests: Football,Stella, staffies

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16 Apr 2017 12:40:10
Looks like we've been linked to Barkley again in some papers, please no, we've already got better players in that position and could spend money else where.


{Ed004's Note - I don't see us signing Barkley this summer. Would prefer someone like Isco for his role anyways}

1.) 16 Apr 2017 14:34:16
Agreed Ed, Barkley has flattered to deceive seemed to have loads of potential but his progress, like many others, has stalled. Would have loved us to sign Isco a couple of seasons ago but again hasn't progressed as much as I expected.

{Ed004's Note - I think Isco is ready to take the final next step. He has all the attributes to be a world class player however, I reckon Mkhitarian will be playing as our number 10 next season anyways}

2.) 16 Apr 2017 18:51:01
Would be harsh to drop Miki, he's done well and Mata and Pereira as back up its not a position we need to strengthen, plenty of other positions do need strengthening. But, if there's a chance to sign a player of that quality can you afford to pass it up?

{Ed004's Note - I don't think you can say no. However, it's a squad game and they will get plenty of game time}

3.) 16 Apr 2017 18:27:07
I think, RM will definitely sell Rodriguez and maybe even another (Morata) and push Cristiano centrally, and maybe Isco gets his chance. Long shot though 😂.

4.) 16 Apr 2017 23:27:21
Barkley is decent but more of a 3 or 4 choice option for us, I would pick other players before him.




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16 Apr 2018 16:01:32
Followed utd since early 70,s so it's not been all glory for me but the sad thing for me about yesterday's performance/ result was that I've got to the stage where i expect and except it, sad days and I'll always support utd but it could be a long way back 😢.


1.) 16 Apr 2018 17:27:41
2nd in league. Long way back 😂.

2.) 16 Apr 2018 18:19:26
16 points behind 1st and beaten by a team that had a whopping 3 wins until yesterday at home.

3.) 16 Apr 2018 18:39:37
Smooth this team is as likely to beat Liverpool or cheddar as they are to lose to west Brom.
Im with you in terms of what i actually expect. Which is players blowing hot and cold.
No manager would have our squad higher than 2nd this season.

4.) 16 Apr 2018 18:58:43
Wonder if inconsistent players will be the excuse next season. Honestly do not understand why being 2nd in the league is an over-achievement.

5.) 16 Apr 2018 19:00:12
Agrred ken and I’m not convinced we will finish 2nd, this is how they’ve got my expectations I’ll be chuffed that we finish top 4 ( god i sound like a arsenal fan)

6.) 16 Apr 2018 19:03:41
I don't accept it. It was woeful. Next season results like them will be unacceptable, except if we are 20 points clear.



19 Mar 2018 15:44:27
I've no problem with jose berating players but believe it should be done in house and think he should except some of the blame after all he picks the team and decides the tactics, its turning into the jose show and making himself and the club look bad, if you were a top player and saw what was happening would you sign for Utd.


1.) 19 Mar 2018 16:06:29
i don't see the problem with it, if you can quite happily take home 500k a week, i'm sure you can handle a bit of a roasting when your not performing.

managers are the ones that take all the stick, about time the players take some as well.

2.) 19 Mar 2018 16:28:32
Players take plenty of stick, and I'm not sure how earning more money somehow makes you better equipped mentally and emotionally to being publicly ridiculed.

However, all managers have a duty of care to those they manage. That duty of care extends beyond just physical well being to mental and emotional as well. That is why I feel it isn't acceptable for a manager to repeatedly publicly ridicule a player. It amounts to emotional bullying, if ever it got to an employment tribunal the manager would have some serious questions to answer and in all other forms of employment would probably lose his job.

What kind of world do we live in where we feel the only way to motivate someone is to bully them?

3.) 19 Mar 2018 16:57:20
i wouldn't say its bullying. he's trying to get the player to wake up and for fill his potential.

what does he want a cuddle and a shoulder to cry on.

you just have to look at shaw to see he's not professional one bit, the guys over weight, looks sluggish and slow.

and i'm sure he's had more than one in house conversation, this might be the last way of waking him up.

hes been praised publicly too on more than one occation that's not worked.

its a shame because pre injury he was looking TOP.

4.) 19 Mar 2018 17:26:33
Bolger, Rooney was the same shape his whole career. Do you think Jose would have treated a 27 year old Rooney in the same manner he has treated Shaw?

And publicly ridiculing and humiliating a person is bullying.

5.) 19 Mar 2018 17:38:24
he wasn't at the same age Shaw is now,

and Rooney performed season after season in that shape.

6.) 19 Mar 2018 17:56:47
Maybe he's tried in house and its failed. He's tried praising him. That's not worked. The guys attitude by all accounts is not right. He can't keep blaming the injury. If it is bullying then that's wrong. But if he's tried everything else and nothings worked then what can he do. We've only seen the public stuff.

7.) 19 Mar 2018 18:02:51
We have plenty of players who under perform, but only a handful of players get publicly blasted by Jose. Shaw, however, is the only player to get persistent public shamings from him.

A few months back Jose claimed that Shaw was on track to be one of the best lbs in the world. He then immediately dropped him for an aging former winger, and when he did give him another chance, he subbed him at half time to make a point to the rest of the squad.

It’s no surprise that Jose was furious that Shaw demanded huge wages scuppering his move to Chelsea. Whatever the failings with Shaw’s attitude, physique, etc, he hasn’t warranted the level of public criticism Jose has unloaded over the last two years. It’s certainly not the right way to get a young lad playing to his potential.

8.) 19 Mar 2018 18:38:28
I think jm treating Shaw the way he is is bullying. It's not taking him off on games, it's the fact that he singles him out for critism at every oportunity. At the end of the day how would you see it if your boss done this to you at your work? Yeah it's true that he earns a lot of money but the money is irrelevant. He is still a young man who has feelings and I think the injury he sustained with us in the European game has affected him mentally and this is not helping him at all. Jose seemed to make a bee line for him as soon as he came in and it's got progressively worse. I personally think Jm needs to go for this behaviour. it's not acceptable in any work place, I know I'd be given my marching orders If I treated a member of my team at work like this.

9.) 19 Mar 2018 21:03:43
Comparing Shaw to Rooney; one a legend of our club and top scorer, the other a semi professional over weight and unprofessional defender is most ridiculous.

10.) 19 Mar 2018 21:23:26
Mort - if Shaw's attitude is not right, he isn't listening and doing the things that are asked of him plus he also looks overweight and not fully fit then my main concern is with José and not Shaw.
With all of the above why would José let him anywhere near the squad, let alone the team? There are plenty of other options to cover Young being rested.
As for Shaw, if all of the above is true or José doesn't rate him then just offload him in the summer without creating the circus that surrounded Jose's press conference.



18 Mar 2018 18:14:08
PS probably too much kronenbourg1664😂.




18 Mar 2018 18:11:12
Just a bit of fun and no offence intended but every time i see victor moses hereminds me of the predator 😁 anyone else got any lookalikes ( go on the foxes)


1.) 18 Mar 2018 18:40:37
Anderson when he first game to United looked like a predator.

2.) 18 Mar 2018 19:01:09
Moses looks like Predator's moody teenage daughter!
Okazaki looks like MR. Miyagi
Bakayoko looks like a donkey
Giroud looks like Rylan Clark from Big Brother.

3.) 18 Mar 2018 19:05:23
If Lil Wayne works hard on his body then he has the potential to look like Anderson.

4.) 18 Mar 2018 19:06:03
Peter Beardsley looks like Hayley from Corrie.

5.) 18 Mar 2018 19:11:23
Vardy looks like steptoe.

6.) 18 Mar 2018 20:36:55
Harry Kane = a young Bruce Forsyth 😆😆.

{Ed007's Note - Mesut Ozil and Marty Feldman.}

7.) 18 Mar 2018 20:56:33
Firmino looks like gok wan.



04 Feb 2018 18:27:50
I know it's earlier but I presume we will be looking for a CB in the summer, i think we could do worse than trying to get Toby A from spurs, quality defender and not long left on his contract i think plus it would really annoy the hell out of my mate if we took another one of their best players, win win 😁 Liverpool/ spurs great game.


1.) 04 Feb 2018 18:35:33
Top top player I would say best cb in the league. Would be brilliant next to bailly. Heard that he will sign a new contract at spurs so can’t see it myself.

2.) 04 Feb 2018 20:19:37
Do we need another one?
Bailly, Lindelof, Jones, Rojo, Smalling an Tuanzebe. Surely we'd need one or two of those to leave first. Ease the wage bill if nothing else.

3.) 04 Feb 2018 20:36:09
Mort, it they’re all rubbish, we need 4 new world class CBs.

4.) 04 Feb 2018 22:07:02
Don’t think Baillys rubbish actually think he’s a very good defender just seems to be made of glass, i also think Lindelof will come good.

5.) 04 Feb 2018 22:58:12
Bailly last season was the best cb in the leaague!

6.) 04 Feb 2018 23:14:37
I would say bailly is very good just injury prone and have hopes for Lindelof too. Jones I would keep as a squad player and I love rojo’s passion. Tuanzebe will be a very good player but I think we may need to invest in one more quality cb. Although it is not a priority.




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10 Jan 2018 22:07:03
Looks a good player, hope he comes back and gets a chance, good luck to the lad.




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17 Jul 2017 21:42:09
I hope if we do sell ddg to Madrid then let's make em pay top dollar, they tried to shaft us over marata 80 mill yet reports suggest its only 62 mill to Milan, personally hope they tell em to swivel.




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20 Jun 2017 22:05:23
Naymar, messi, ronaldo, jose, all big names and earners, coincidence? Who next bale, Suarez, no Spanish looks like a witch hunt to me and nobody has broke the rules more than Madrid.




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02 May 2017 15:41:53
If we are serious about Hart or kasper then it looks like we're settling for mediocrity and fighting for 5/ 6 place.




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02 Apr 2017 21:06:05
What about jack butland, looks like he's going to be a class keeper, maybe a bit inexperienced but so was DDG whe he first came.





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16 Apr 2018 19:00:12
Agrred ken and I’m not convinced we will finish 2nd, this is how they’ve got my expectations I’ll be chuffed that we finish top 4 ( god i sound like a arsenal fan)




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08 Apr 2018 20:38:19
Regarding the young tackle I’m probably in a majority of 1but i think he’s getting some unfair stick, if you watch closely he gets the ball full on then rolls over the top then catches him so it looks worse than it was, still sore but a total accident.




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01 Mar 2018 20:46:10
Begrudgingly agree 3 quality goals stii 2nd half to go. G NEW holding his tongue, musr be killing him 😂.




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28 Feb 2018 21:23:12
Is that an open invitation ed because i'm due in UAE next February 😁.


{Ed001's Note - you will have to remind me nearer the time, I will have forgotten by the morning, let alone next year!}



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21 Feb 2018 19:56:32
With this lineup it’s obvious the priority is not to lose.