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20 Jan 2018 22:55:45
Ryan Sessegnon seems to get better and better. Massive talent at his age. With us badly needing a decent LB, just wondered ED002 If United are keeping tabs on him? Have we any interest at all? Thanks.


{Ed002's Note - No.}

1.) 21 Jan 2018 00:53:06
Shame. Think he’ll go right to the top of the game.

{Ed007's Note - And wishing he was Kieran Tierney....

2.) 21 Jan 2018 07:18:06
We have a decent left back, his name is Luke Shaw.

3.) 21 Jan 2018 08:45:12
And oh how reliable he’s proven to be over the last 3/ 4 years. He needs proper competition, it’s a weak area in our side.

4.) 21 Jan 2018 10:24:37
If We keep the Shaw we have seen the way 4/ 5 matches we have a player on our hands. Remains to be seen. Don’t see what’s wrong with keeping Darmian to fill in on both sides as and when (unless he wants to leave to play regular football) . Don’t forget Young has been excellent too this season. If TFM comes back next season he can provide good cover at right back.

Midfield is where we need some serious re-inforcements now we have Sanchez coming.

5.) 21 Jan 2018 11:43:27

Because it’s all about shiny new signings mate, forget the dead wood we already have, they are all useless.

6.) 21 Jan 2018 13:09:04
Keeping Darmian means blocking the chance of any comptetent right sided full back. That is to say stopping us getting a full back that can defend, attack at pace, can put in a good cross and who might chip in with the odd goal.

7.) 21 Jan 2018 13:05:13
I haven't seen enough of Ryan, but from what I've heard he will soon be at a top club in the PL. On the other hand I've watched Tierney on a couple of occasions and I think we should go for him. Young could be cover for Valencia and Shaw and Tierney can battle for the LB.

8.) 21 Jan 2018 13:22:40
Ryan looks a very good player could and might play a bit further forward in the future.

9.) 21 Jan 2018 14:01:53
Let's remember also that if rojo is good enough to play left back for Argentina in a world cup final then he ie certainly good enough to play left back for us.

10.) 21 Jan 2018 14:41:59
No he'S not.

11.) 21 Jan 2018 14:43:37
Argentina’s left options must be dire then because Rojo is shocking at left back not having a dig at him because I think he’s a very good centre back but left he is terrible.

12.) 21 Jan 2018 15:42:26
I dnt think he'll be a left back for much longer in his career! He's basically a LWB right now at Fulham. Wouldn't surprise me if he ends being a LW in his prime years!

13.) 21 Jan 2018 16:11:43
I agree, may move forward like bale did.

14.) 21 Jan 2018 22:43:12
Competent right beck BFB? Darmian plays for Italy. The mastersof defending.

15.) 24 Jan 2018 17:35:08
Worst italy team for 80 years.



15 Jan 2018 16:00:57
Ed002, sorry to bother, just wondered if there was any update with regards to Sanchez. With Wengers saying it could be done in 24/ 48 hours is there any progress ether way? Where do you see his most likely destination? Thanks in advance.


{Ed002's Note - I cannot answer "most likely" questions sensibly. Wenger ill likely be right that it will be completed soon - perhaps in the next couple of days but there is no agreement just yet.}

1.) 15 Jan 2018 16:05:19
Twitchy bum time, we'll just have to wait and see.

2.) 15 Jan 2018 16:09:48
No probs ed, cheers.

3.) 15 Jan 2018 16:15:06
Notice that it says will be completed but not where he will complete to. I still struggle to believe he will be a Utd player with it seeming so nailed on for city for so long.



08 Aug 2017 20:46:54
Will that be the end of the Bale rumours?


1.) 08 Aug 2017 22:31:19
Does that actually change anything if they only wanted to sell him if they get Mbappe?
Would he have been playing if Ronaldo was fit?

2.) 09 Aug 2017 05:55:54

3.) 09 Aug 2017 07:00:11
Would Isco not be available if Mbappe comes in AND Bale stays?

4.) 09 Aug 2017 07:25:48
Allen. Did u watch bale last night? You don't think he would be a big upgrade on anyone in our team then? He would be our best player and give us a whole new dimension.

5.) 09 Aug 2017 09:04:35
But if he doesn't want to come then its pointless chasing after him.

6.) 09 Aug 2017 10:07:53
Mort, exactly, hence the OP.

7.) 09 Aug 2017 10:30:01
dont clubs usually ask the agent if his player would be willing to join and I'd imagine if we got told he (bale) has no desire to join us then we just wouldn't pursue him so if we are interested like the eds have said we are then we must have been encouraged to carry on pursuing.

I've no idea if this makes any sense my heads a shed from just writing it 😀.

8.) 09 Aug 2017 11:03:37
I think i know what you mean dave :-)

9.) 09 Aug 2017 11:10:57
And bales agent has always said that his client is going nowhere. Wd bale improve our team. probably. but not at a cost of 90m.
Despite being 32 cr7 is valued 40m more than when we sold him in his prime. Bale despite being only 28 is valued the same as he was 4 years ago, this in an era when transfer fees are rocketing. Why has bales value not risen? 3 reasons imo. injury record, the loss of that extreme pace that made him so devastating previously and the fact that RM would happily cash in on him if he could be persuaded to leave so that they could buy mbappe.
Good player yes but not worth 90m or so with his injury record.
Would prefer isco all day long as I suspect RM will when la liga kicks off.

10.) 09 Aug 2017 11:56:55
I watched the game and he did very little can see why he might be available. He is no where as influential in that Madrid team as the other guys (modric, isco, kroos, Ronaldo, benzema) and for me influences the game very little. For 90 million I would rather spend it on 2 other players.

He does no defending and good in a counter attack sense where he has a lot of room to run into. Put Martial or Rashford into that real team and they would thrive as well if given the chance to run one on one at defenders.

I would not be surprised if Real come calling in a year or two for our guys.

11.) 09 Aug 2017 13:29:17
Watching us last night I wish we had signed Bernardo silva He can keep the ball, we are miles away, Lukaku did nothing to impress me or change my mind about him, didn't look mobile, or have a great touch.

12.) 09 Aug 2017 15:46:53
Still think we need a CM who can control the game Herrera for me isn't good enough he's a jack of all trades master of none. With matic at DM I would prefer a more technical player than Herrera I like him but to get to the next level we need a modric or silva type player who can unlock deep defences and keep Possesion in tight areas.

13.) 10 Aug 2017 09:26:00
Lukaku is all brain, he's reading of the game is just on another level :D.



14 Jul 2017 17:55:44
Matic missing Chelsea tour. Think it's imminent then.


1.) 14 Jul 2017 20:22:26
Juventus are supposedly interested too.



09 Jul 2017 13:52:20
All the best Wayne Rooney. We had 8-9 really good years from him. Hope he is successful back at Everton.


1.) 09 Jul 2017 13:58:13
well said stand-United.

2.) 09 Jul 2017 18:24:23
After Ronaldo left he practically carried us.

3.) 09 Jul 2017 19:42:06
lets just take a moment to remember that overhead kick against City.

4.) 09 Jul 2017 20:28:36
and the newcastle volley.




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11 May 2019 12:04:41
All the best Ander. One of only a few players I can say in genuinly sad to see leave. One of probably one two or three who really leave it out there week in week out when picked. Is most the others had half his commitment on the pitch we would be a lot better off.




06 Mar 2019 15:13:52
This probably won't be a popular opinion on here, but my take on tonight's game.

Baring a collosal collapse by a very good PSG team at their own ground, we have near enough no chance of qualification. To have to beat PSG 0-3 is a big ask especially considering our injury depleted squad. To me, the weekends game against Arsenal is massive for our top 4 chances this season, and that game should be the priority now. We're not good enough to win the CL at the moment, qualification for next year is vital in terms or finance and bringing in top quality players, so that should be the focus this week.

For that reason I wouldn't be risking anyone who's not 100% fit, or just come back from injury. I'd give a few of the youngsters a go, get some experience of European football and just see what they can do. I'd rather keep the likes of Rashford fit and rested for Sunday's massive game away at Arsenal.


1.) 06 Mar 2019 15:42:03
0-2 forces extra time, 1-3 we go through on away goals. It is a huge ask but surely this is what football is all about? The Arsenal game will look after itself. We're away on a European night against a really good team, but there's still a chance.

Why put so much emphasis on getting into the top 4, if we're going to give up when it gets a little hairy? You try and win every game, there is no in between.

2.) 06 Mar 2019 15:56:02
I have to agree with Mumbles, nothing to suggest we won't win Sunday if we put a good team out tonight, or as good as we have available.

I'll be honest I would love to see Greenwood and Rashford either side of Lukaku, I think we would scare them to death in behind, Greenwood would have nothing to lose and who knows. Have a feeling he might not take that option though and play Dalot on the right, he changed the game on Saturday when he came on and deserves a chance up that right wing, we haven't had a player who can take a man on with pace, get to the byline and put in a good cross for quite a long time and Dalot does that.

Either way I am excited about how good some of our youngsters are, if only Ronnie was still here to enjoy it.

3.) 06 Mar 2019 16:32:04
One of the great traits sir alex had was his belief in the team he sent out in every game. He always thought he could win. I hope Ole adopts this also. Sure the odds are against us but go out and give it everything. Last year against Sevilla was gut wrenching. i don't want to see that level of performance ever ever again. If we do lose i'm hoping for a spirited performance at least. the shirt demands that much.

4.) 06 Mar 2019 17:10:18
10 players missing from a 25 man squad . don't think we have many options team picks its self.

5.) 06 Mar 2019 17:13:26
Gds been saying it all weekend. Mason Greenwood would be perfect for tonight. The boy is special and I'd imagine that PSG wouldn't know much about him.

I doubt we will see it but I'd love for it to happen.

Agree with mumbles, go out on your shield tonight. Arsenals game will take care of itself come Monday. I highly doubt that if sir Alex were there today he'd be saying 'Alright lads, let's rest a few for tonight's champs league knockout game for the Arsenal on Sunday' not on your nelly.

Go for it lads and continue doing the fans proud. Come on United!

6.) 06 Mar 2019 17:19:20
I think that to a certain degree ole's hands are tied but i don't think for one second he won't think we can win it. Let utd just have a go at them and if psg score two we may see the likes of chong, garner, greenwood early in second half. I believe utd will start quickly and try and get a quick goal to see how psg mentally cope.

7.) 06 Mar 2019 17:43:01
Do you think our chances of getting a result in the Arsenal game are better if we win against PSG or if we lose heavily?

If we play the kids and get spanked 3 or 4 nil then how does that effect the mental state of our players ahead of Arsenal? How does it effect the mental states of the young players? Gibbs at Arsenal looked a quality player until he had a mare against us. After that he seemed to play with doubt.

Conversely imagine if we win, we turn the tie around go to Paris and beat the seemingly superior PSG team, and we do so without our best player and a raft of others who are injured. How might that effect the confidence and mentality of our players ahead of the Arsenal game?

I don't think we can afford to take anything for granted, and I don't think we should throw away our place in the competition we are fighting so hard to be a part of for next season.

Youngsters will have to play some part no doubt, and hopefully we can see something similar to what we did with Rashford a few seasons ago where some kid steps on to the pitch on a big European night and they start writing their own history with the club.

Maybe tonight is where Greenwood shows that Mbappe isn't the only future Balon d'Or winner on the pitch tonight. let's hope, and we can, that is what Ole has restored more than anything else. We know we are up against a seemingly impossible task, but with Ole there at least seems to be some hope that we can beat the odds.

8.) 06 Mar 2019 18:02:30
I wonder if we haven't taken a chance on a couple of them wuth an eye on arsenal?
Might have 1 or 2 back for arsenal.

9.) 06 Mar 2019 20:58:29
I see a mention of Ronnie up above, what has happened him?

10.) 06 Mar 2019 22:10:53
If only we had put the kids out, we might have done better 😂 I fancy us on Sunday don’t know about you.

11.) 06 Mar 2019 22:11:24
That post isn't going to age well.

{Ed025's Note - your right there jred..

12.) 06 Mar 2019 22:21:17
Love it, jred :)

13.) 06 Mar 2019 22:28:35
Rest the players at Arsenal and focus on the champions league!

14.) 06 Mar 2019 18:22:40
I can see both sides of this debate.
I would like to see us start as strong as possible if the game is beyond us with 30 mins to go then he can rest a few or at least remove them from harms way.
Its a long shot but nothing is impossible.

15.) 06 Mar 2019 18:28:28
Im excited to see how some of the younger players perform at this level. Hopefully they take their chances and start challenging for places it is always difficult to predict how they will make the step up from reserve level.

16.) 06 Mar 2019 22:35:34
Stand keep posting, I agreed with your post but I'm delighted to have been proved wrong, as Ken says I can see both sides.



21 Oct 2018 10:05:42
Time to give martial the run at number 9 he should of had a long time ago. Lukaku was a poor buy, he's not a good footballer, just scores goals in games against the lesser sides. Often hinders the attack with his poor touch and movement. I'd like to see Martial number 9, Rashford and Sanchez either side and Mata number 10 where he was so affective for Chelsea before we signed him.


1.) 21 Oct 2018 10:40:51
I have said time and time again Lukaku doesn't do much in big games but he still has a spot in the team to bully the other 15 teams in the league and that is 30 games. If he can score 20 goals from the 30 games then he wouldve done his job.

We just need Martial to step up or buy a all around striker for us to win trophies.



08 Aug 2018 10:53:43
Banter please Ed's,

So I'm going to say it how I see it. United, a club with no direction, no plan, bumbling from one manager to the next, throwing money away at average players, just a shambles really right now.

The pre season has been poor, no shape or structure to our play, no idea what formation or team we'll start wth this season. Transfer activity has been shocking considering we need to make 20 points up on city. Likely to lose out most talented player in Pogba, maybe martial too. Going into another season with two failed wingers at full back, offering nothing going forward, bang average CB's, and no creativity up top. I'm
Sure we'll sit deep again, be hard to beat and concede few goals, as a result were toothless in attack and will probably struggle to score more than 1 a game again.

We're miles off being good enough to challenge for the league or in Europe. I think we're in a battle for top 4 to be honest. We have a manager who doesn't want to be here, and who has already told us we're in for another tough year. The likes or Liverpool have addressed 3/ 4 key areas and for top players in. We have no structure or plan. We're a has been superpower who quite frankly are dross to watch.

It wouldn't surprise me to see up panic buy on the last day and make a stupid World record signing in someone like Maguire, who quite frankly is nothing better than what we have. Embarrassing what's going on in this club of ours.

Here's my honest predictions for the season ahead

1) Liverpool (just)
2) City
3) Chelsea
4) Arsenal
5) United
6) Spurs

That's how I see it. I'm sure the likes of GDS etc will say I'm over exaggerating and that's fine, this is just my opinion and I don't think I'll be far off it come May 2019. Add to that I don't see Jose lasting the season either.


1.) 08 Aug 2018 11:18:10
Great post Stand - sums up exactly how I feel. A lot of things needed to be done this summer, it just appears that the club has sat on it's hands. I don't care who is to blame as it can be twisted any which way, but we the fans will have to endure another season, rather than enjoy it I fear.

We'll all support the team when we play, but I'm getting sick of the excuses and the acceptance of the terrible football and feel of the place. Mention Utd to any neutral and they almost all say "what's going on with your club, you need rid of that manager? ". I think that major change needs to happen before anything else positive occurs.

2.) 08 Aug 2018 11:18:56
that top 6 prediction! LOL.

3.) 08 Aug 2018 11:21:12
Arsenal isn't going to make top 4 this year and chelsea will come fourth this year.

I think Chelsea are lacking a top striker and they will struggle to score goals this year.

4.) 08 Aug 2018 11:25:00
Good honest opinion Stand. Well said. Nothing wrong with that.
I think we all feel your frustration to some degree.
It is disappointing that we’re heading into a new season with so many questions.

{Ed004's Note - I have the top 6 shaping differently. Currently it would be City, Liverpool, Spurs, Chelsea, Utd and Arsenal in that order. However, if Alderwerield signs and Jose moves one of Sanchez, Rashford or Martial to the right I think we would have enough for 3rd}

5.) 08 Aug 2018 11:33:03
Good post Stand, I agree with all that apart from your prediction. I think Ed004's is more likely.

6.) 08 Aug 2018 11:39:40
Spurs spent nothing what a good manager poch us.

7.) 08 Aug 2018 11:43:31
Great Post stand, like beast I agree with nearly everything you have said and feel the same.
Have to say apart from the top 6 prediction, as long as Jose stays the full season I see us finishing no lower than 3rd and if we get the 2 signings I hope for.

8.) 08 Aug 2018 11:47:11
I think we all tend to over think things. A transfer is like any sale. It needs a willing seller and willing buyer. But it is further complicated because the player also must want to move. Then the two clubs involved may have to either buy a replacement or move another player out. Couple all this with high demand for the very best players and you can understand why transfers can seem to to take ages. I am positive Jose long ago identified his targets but that is only a wish list. Utd have no divine right to get any player. Even Madrid fail with their targets eg David De Gea. We need to be patient and then whoever comes in to back the team.

9.) 08 Aug 2018 11:55:57
Nice to see the toxics all out in force ťhis morning. Must be the change in the weather.

10.) 08 Aug 2018 12:09:57
Agree with op.

The most painful thing here is how we all so readily agree that pool are going to finish above us.

I can handle them finishing above us, what I can't handle is the limp toothless performances that allow it to happen.

11.) 08 Aug 2018 12:27:20
Not sure whether the most worrying thing is the OP or all of the people agreeing, gave me a good laugh reading it though. At least expectations are low so really we can only do better.

12.) 08 Aug 2018 12:35:29

That’s what I have.

13.) 08 Aug 2018 12:43:49

Too many of our fans are accepting mediocrity these days. 5 years since Fergie left we’ve been abysmal. We paytje hugest wages, spend the most money on transfers, but with no structure or plan we’re pissing in the wind. I think it’s sad so many dabs are content to watch boring defensive football, more like watching a game of chess. Klopp works on a much smaller budget and wage structure and they’re going places. He gets the best from average players, and buys what he needs for his weaknesses in the team.

14.) 08 Aug 2018 13:08:45
Klopp works on a smaller budget Stand? 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂.

15.) 08 Aug 2018 13:15:25

Which part is funny, or even unlikely? Your deluded if you think we’re a force in this league any more mate.

16.) 08 Aug 2018 13:31:07
Klopp lost his best player in January for a massive fee. People seem to forget that the monies received for that are a huge part of their current spending.

{Ed002's Note - How much do you think Liverpool have been paid for Coutinho so far?}

17.) 08 Aug 2018 13:48:48
Stand, i agree with the original post to the letter. If we look at it realistically, our defence isn't great, though we have a world class gk. Our midfield is good providing the main three don't get injured, but City, Liverpool, Chelsea and Spurs have better midfields. In attack, we have Lukaku and Sanchez and we're badly lacking balance on the right flank. Also, our fullbacks are shocking. So, i think if we go with what we have, then i see us in 4th or 5th spot. But if we bring in 2 or 3, then we will do better.

18.) 08 Aug 2018 14:16:14

All of it mate, just fun seeing the meltdowns on here when we don't sign the exact players people want, suddenly the team that came 2nd last year is dreadful and will struggle to finish top 4, maybe even get relegated eh?

Calling people deluded because they disagree with your OPINION is very much a twitter thing to do, seen a couple of people call others deluded today, it is possible for other people to have a different opinion to you, especially before the season even starts lol, maybe respect others opinions and people won't laugh at your posts?

19.) 08 Aug 2018 16:33:31
GDS2 this site would be even better if everyone was as positive as you. never change.



29 Jul 2018 14:17:03
Haven't been posting here for regularly recently, been busy with work etc, but more the fact I'm just totally fed up with the club in all aspects. This has nothing to do with the performance against Liverpool or any pre season game. I've felt this way for a long time. Since Ferguson left we have made poor decision after poor decision. From managerial appointments to player recruitment, the whole things been shambolic.

We have appointed the wrong manager 3 consecutive times. On the whole money has been wasted on poor transfers, and we now have a manager who can't get the best out of what good players he does have. The football last season was a joke, we as fans pay our money to be entertained. That's the least we should expect from our players earning upward of £100k a week. Yet I can't say I enjoyed a single game last season.

I've supported United my whole life, and will do for the rest of it, that is not up for question. But what I've found over the last year or two is I can miss a game, I don't rush home to watch the match, I don't go anywhere near as often to Old Trafford as I have before. I just don't feel any kind of joy watching this united anymore. Jose Mourinho is a has been manager. He's lost his mojo. Football has moved on, changed, he has stayed in the past. If we evaluate his signings, who has been a success?

Bailly - good player out of favour with Jose
Miki - was poor and moved on
Lindelof - done nothing to suggest he'll make it
Pogba - all the tools yet Jose can't get the best from him
Sanchez - class player again playing poorly under Jose
Ibra - why?
Matic - not good enough for top level

Yet he's moaning now about recruitment. If we signed Messi and Mbappe we'd play the same old boring crap we dish up every week.

Does our club have any identity any more? Do we have a plan? I don't see it? What exactly are we trying to do? We just float from one poor manager to another, buying player after player, without any improvement.

Darmian, Shaw, Smalling, Jones, Rojo, Young, Valencia, Mata, Herrera, Fellaini, McTommy, Rashford, this standard of player will never get us back to the top. Let's be realistic, we're a squad full of average footballers. De Gea aside do we even have a world class player? Pogba has potential, Sanchez is close at his best, but Jose can't get either to perform.

As things stand, City and Liverpool are now streets ahead of us on the pitch, make no mistake about that. City were so strong anyway, if they don't make any more signings they will challenge again. Liverpool have purchased really well, with VD in jan shoring up the back four, Keita is a top signing, Allison can be De Gea level, Fabinho, even Shakiri off the bench as an option. Klopp also gets his average players playing out of their skin. They will be right up there this year.

As much as it makes me sick to say it, my predictions for this season are Liverpool to win the league, with City close second, 3rd and 4th is difficult, but as things stand I don't see us making top 4 with Jose still in charge.

I wanted Jose out last year and i want him out now. We're years away from challenging the top sides in the league and Europe, just have to accept we're not a top side any longer.


1.) 29 Jul 2018 15:25:15
There’s no quality in defence, so the midfield we have have to be more defensive minded, and some of the midfielders we have doesn’t suit their game,
Everyone is banging on about “since Fergie left” but he left an ageing team, a good one, but ageing, whoever took the mantle would be a poisened chalice,
Moyes was a disappointment
Jose, I don’t think he realised what he was taking on, this club is massive, and he’s having to juggle all the time, this is alien to him
Three good buys in defence, to add to the young lads and we will be immense,
Until then, hold onto your seats. It’s going to be a rough ride.

2.) 29 Jul 2018 16:06:27
"If we signed Messi and Mbappe we'd play the same old boring crap we dish up every week. "

Agree with this completely. As fans we are looking for at least one of these two - attractive football or winning trophies (ideally we want both)

Right now we aren't close to either one. I agree that Ed Woodward has been incompetent and might give Mourinho the benefit that because we haven't landed certain players we haven't been able to win the league. But how does he justify the dire football? There are teams with far far less quality than us who play a hell lot better than we do.

Okay, Pep inherited a better squad and added top players to it so he won the league. But he spent a year before that setting everything up and gave the team an identity and built the league win on the back of that.
Klopp inherited a squad worse than Mourinho did and has now spent money to strengthen it, yet even if his records in finals remains rubbish the football (and the atmosphere around the club) remains extremely positive.

And now we are stuck because we know there are certainly 2 teams who have a better chance of winning the league and quite frankly I don't see our football getting any better.

3.) 29 Jul 2018 16:40:17
Not sure I can read this hyperbole much longer. Not close to winning trophies?! What nonsense. Jose won the Europa Cup for us for the first time, League Cup, Charity Shield and we just lost the FA Cup final in May!

Gone are the days any club can dominate, and the English league is the most competitive it has ever been. The style is questionable I will most certainly agree, but to say we are not close to trophies is nonsense. Try being a Liverpool or Spurs fan who are apparently streets ahead of us now.

4.) 29 Jul 2018 17:06:06
Gone are days any team can dominate.
City and pep might disagree.

5.) 29 Jul 2018 17:07:00
Sorry I should have been clearer. By trophies I mean the league or champions league.

Yes the odd cup is good but the ultimate prize for me remains the PL or the CL and I'm not even saying that we have to win it every year.
Playing dire football and not even being in contention for the PL or CL is unacceptable imo.

6.) 29 Jul 2018 17:00:32
haha Eric, 'Europa League, League Cup and Charity Shield' - the amount of abuse we would dish out to other fans if they cited those tin-pot competitions as success in the past!

There is a reason we haven't won the Europa League before! Something to do with us barely playing in the 'also-rans' cup.

This is why we continue to get rubbish displays, some of our fans think this is good enough! It isn't.

7.) 29 Jul 2018 17:43:56
We are just 2 or at the most 3 players from having a squad capable of winning any trophy out there. If we get those players in over the remainder of the window it's up to Jose deliver.

I know people love to cream themselves over full backs in the modern game and how important they are. However, Jose has never had full backs who bomb forward at every opportunity, he sees them as defenders first and foremost. If we bought a left back this window it was never going to transform the way we play. It would have only ever to have got a better defender at LB and it doesn't look like one's happening anyway. This isn't a problem.

I say this because our two major deficiencies in terms of attacking style were 1) no-one on the right wing and 2) very poor depth in midfield in terms of technical ability. We've addressed the latter (Fred and also Andreas looks like he could be a key member of the squad) and Ed has told us we're after a right winger.

If we get in a top right winger we have all the players needed to attack like a Jose Mourinho team attacks. Full backs are contrary to what some people think not the be all and end all of how a modern football team attacks.

8.) 29 Jul 2018 17:54:33
"attack like a Jose Mourinho team attacks"

I don't think we are lacking here. We are currently attacking like how a Jose Mourinho team attacks.

9.) 29 Jul 2018 18:31:58
Yes because we are akin to his record breaking Real team, his treble winning Inter team, either of his title winning Chelsea teams.

And before you give me the football has changed spiel. Counter attacking football is still winning trophies and it still can for United.

10.) 29 Jul 2018 18:46:26

“There is a reason we haven't won the Europa League before! Something to do with us barely playing in the 'also-rans' cup. “

As someone who supported from late sixties I can tell you that from 68 to 91, I would have liked us to be good enough or have won something to get in the second level competition like the UEFA cup and even win it. When we won the CWC in 91noone was saying what you just said. We were never good enough and if you think we didn’t try perhaps re watch the Cup Winners Cup in 84 v Barcelona.

We should aim for the best but look at our own history before belittling the other completions.

11.) 29 Jul 2018 20:01:16
You guys can live in misery but I certainly won’t.

City have won the league once under Pep. Get some perspective.

12.) 29 Jul 2018 21:43:05
We are 2 signings away from a top squad with the tools to win our trophy back. This season will make or break us. Jose has a split persona one for the press and Mr Nice for the players . Mr Nice will win the day this season 😆😆.




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21 Jul 2019 21:50:31
I’m bored of reading week in week out people saying “his name isn’t exotic enough”. Absolute bollocks, myself and I’m sure other posters don’t think he’s great because of his ability, nothing to do with this fancy name crap people keep throwing out there.




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15 Jul 2019 10:24:15
Gds there’s a fair few better CB’s out there than maguire for the money being asked I think other better options were attainable.




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14 Jul 2019 15:26:28
Not even worth half of that. Much better options out there. Underwhelming but not surprising if true.




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06 Jul 2019 17:49:51
Can’t wait to see the back of him. Stroll around the pitch like it’s a training match. Would of much preferred to give Herrera a decent contract and see Pogba on his way. The lads a muppet. Lingard and Rashford are irritating me more and more with their social media obsession.





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18 Jun 2019 17:04:42
I hope Pogba leaves.





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15 Jul 2019 12:59:48
Gomez is better.




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06 Apr 2019 14:20:54
I have to agree with Danny here. The attacking hung go performances of the first 5 or so games are not being replicated now. We are very much men behind the ball deeper and counter now. There is a difference in approach and we’re playing poorly atm. Ole is a gamble. Hopefully it pays off.




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28 Feb 2019 07:27:24
MDL, your allowed to be a goal scorer and have a decent touch. It’s not one or the other. He is poor often when he plays a lot.




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27 Feb 2019 22:23:19
Lukaku scores goals I don’t think anyone denies that. But his touch is horrific and he loses the ball a lot and affects the fluidity of the attack to often.


{Ed002's Note - What a pity he scores goals.}



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22 Feb 2019 15:32:07
I think it also depends on what characters you have in the club, we’ve seen first hand how players down tools if they don’t like something. Look how our players performed first half of the season to now for example. Or how Chelsea players have multiple times. There’s too many factors for a straight answer to that question imo.