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13 Mar 2018 19:26:01
Hi Eds,

Is Ghoulam a player Utd are looking at? I think he would be fantastic for us - very athletic, reads the game well and great at providing width and creativity down the left that we've lacked, at times, this season.

Thanks in advance.


{Ed004's Note - I don't think so anymore. Not after he dislocated his knee returning from a cruciate injury. One signing, I don't know if it's been discussed or not, would possibly be Bellerin (I've no sources just saw rumours he might be available). I think Jose could make him into a very solid player. Think the potential is there but maybe not worth the money}

1.) 13 Mar 2018 19:53:26
Thanks Ed - interesting shout. I really think with a couple of new full backs we'd see a big improvement in the balance and solidity of the team, both offensively and defensively.


{Ed004's Note - I think everyone on the site agrees with that}

2.) 14 Mar 2018 08:16:12
Not everyone ed004 there is still at least 1 with his head buried in the sand😂😂.

3.) 15 Mar 2018 16:25:30
Smalling - out
Jones - out

New defensive pairing needed!




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05 May 2018 08:39:00
Jose's comments post match were spot on, in my opinion. I know you could argue that some players hadn't played in a while and that this could account for the rusty performance. But ask yourself this - when the likes of Solskjaer, Butt and P. Neville came into the the team after a long absence did they not play with 100% effort and commitment? The same cannot be said of our current crop. Overpaid and mentally weak. Maybe it's more a sign of the times with modern players. I've said before that Jose will never play free flowing football of Sir Alex, Klopp or Pep. But he will play entertaining football that will win us trophies, but the players have to actually give a damn. I recall Jose saying a while ago that he still believes in his ability to win matches, but he added "but I'm not on the pitch" (or words to that effect) . bso much individual ability in this squad but some just treat each game like a cup final. Jose needs a Keane and Schmeichel in the dressing room.


1.) 05 May 2018 09:22:59
*some just don't treat each game like a cup final - sorry for the typo.

2.) 05 May 2018 09:23:01
His comments are normally pretty on the ball - the problem is he is the person tasked with rectifying all the problems he bitches about. He is not a fan or a paid pundit, he is the person accountable for all the things he is moaning about. The players are his representatives, they reflect the work he does in preparing them mentally and physically - if they aren't up to the job he needs to look in the mirror, not try and transfer blame!

These players are all full internationals who cost a fortune in transfer fees and or wages - he has no right to moan. He is paid to resolve the problems he identifies every week, not highlight them publicly as if he is having some sudden epiphany - we could have had Dennis Law in his prime up top last night and it wouldn't have made one blind bit of difference, he is twisting the issue with his Lukaku BS.

3.) 05 May 2018 09:24:18
Players complaining about lack of playing time and perform like that.

Jose was spot on in his comments.



16 Mar 2018 18:33:44
Personally, I loved José's recent press conference. You can sense the fire and frustration he has, that so many people don't realise (or won't accept) how far Utd have fallen in recent years. He inherited a very poor squad which is still a little off realistically challenging for the PL (don't forget we are 2nd though), but far, far off being competitive in the CL. Yes, José will never play the style of 'gung-ho' football we witnessed before and under Sir Alex - but he does set the team up to play pragmatic football. Pragmatic, not boring. His first season with Chelsea blew the rest away, and they played good and very powerful football. The difference is that at Utd now he doesn't have the squad or cohesion between the players yet to do this. He clearly doesn't trust some of the players and sets up the tactics accordingly to compensate. His first year was about stabilising the club and shipping out deadwood. Last year was building on that, and I'm hopeful that a good summer's investment will put us right back on track to being competitive on all fronts. I think some people need to come to terms with the fact that under José we will never play a cavalier style of football, but once he has the right players, cohesion and balance we are in for some very good times ahead! GGMU!


1.) 16 Mar 2018 18:47:19
Agree doc.

2.) 16 Mar 2018 19:37:11
I’m not a fan of Mourinho but I thought it was a good showing. He seems up for it and he’s clearly fed up with criticism so wanted to share a few home truths. Whilst I agreed with it the one question that needed to be asked was “do you think your team is good enough to have beaten Seville? ” Everything he said today made sense, but it didn’t explain the dismal showing on Tuesday.

3.) 16 Mar 2018 20:06:54
Maybe some of the players have started to power down slightly in their intensity due to the world cup being just round the corner and the threat of injury is in the back of their mind, maybe some of the players don't buy into the whole idea of having to 'earn' jose's trust, maybe jose needs to delegate more so he can be more hands on, perhaps the players' agents are doing their usual job of trying to get their clients a new contract for more money, or even wrangle a move away unless their charge gets more game time, it could be umteen things, but for me, the one true question to be answered for all concerned is simply this, jose mourinho will never ever be 100% focused on being the manager of united until he resolves the problem of him being here, and his family being in london (unless they've moved up and i missed that, then i apologise), how can he be at ease going back to the hotel (i think he's still there), after a while that must get old really quick, but no-one will mention this, i think this definitely detracts for everyone concerned, from his family, the man himself, and to the club, that's the elephant in the room for me, yes he can operate at a certain level, but is it giving him and the club the best possible chance in the long run, so for me that's why i think he won't be the manager in years to come, whether or not you like him or not, and do the players sense this, who knows, but as the old adage goes "happy wife, happy life", can the gaffer put his hand up and say that's him in a nutshell?

4.) 16 Mar 2018 20:08:02

Dont you honestly think the players coudlve tried harder.

I juat rhink the players played piss poor, they didn't try enough until the first goal went. That is just not acceptable it doesn't matter what tactics you play.

I have been in positions whether that is work or sport . I may have not liked the job i was asked to do but i bloody tried and worked my socks off to atleast give it a go to see if i like it or see if i could find success in it.

5.) 16 Mar 2018 20:38:15
That Seville performance wasn't a one off.

I've lost count how many times people have said they were disappointed with the performance this season, sometimes they justify it with us getting points, when we don't get points it's a 'bad day at the office'.

If Seville was a one off, why do we see all these questions about maybe winning things in this negative style and 'results business' comments?

The away tie was just as bad, countless games this season we have looked uninterested, tired and lacking ideas - the consequences of what happened Tuesday was we rightly got knocked out. Normally we just lose points, or the will to live if we manage to get 3 points despite being rubbish to watch!

I have no doubt whatsoever that if Jose is our manager in 12 months time we will still be making excuses and we will be well behind City, PSG, Madrid, Barcelona, Munich etc. Jose is a talker, talk is cheap - isn't it a results/ entertainment business? If I want to hear spin and excuses I'll tune into watch politicians!

6.) 16 Mar 2018 20:39:12
Maybe Singh but the Manager is there to get the best out of the players, he’s regularly failing to do that.

7.) 17 Mar 2018 01:58:05
He is over achieving to have this squad 2nd ajh.



18 May 2017 09:22:00
Hi Eds,

Rumours a while back had Mourinho looking at Barkley. Allegedly Mourinho is/ was a fan of his. Any truth in this? Cheers.


{Ed002's Note - At Chelsea a few years ago, yes.}




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13 Mar 2018 19:53:26
Thanks Ed - interesting shout. I really think with a couple of new full backs we'd see a big improvement in the balance and solidity of the team, both offensively and defensively.



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05 May 2018 09:22:59
*some just don't treat each game like a cup final - sorry for the typo.