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30 Mar 2018 00:17:53
Seen some quotes from LVG saying he would've liked to play the football PEP is playing now but Louis didn't have the players to play it. Does he have a point, do you think LVG was heading to city style of play?


1.) 30 Mar 2018 00:41:51
Yes, by signing a 31y/ o Schweinsteiger, Darmain, Schneiderlin, Depay etc. many of our fans have forgot just how bad it was under LVG.


2.) 30 Mar 2018 01:24:13
For the record, I know it was bad, just throwing it out there.


3.) 30 Mar 2018 09:50:22
Wasn't aimed at you WRD, just in general mate, seeing loads of fans saying 'wish we'd kept LBG rather than watch this' etc.


4.) 30 Mar 2018 10:56:07
Tbh I think if you look at LVG early career his teams did play very similar to pep I think the difference being that LVG no longer had the hunger or desire we see from guardiola.

It's all the same to me anyhow I'm not really in to that kind of football it doesn't really get my juices flowing.

My ideal brand of football we played in 2007/ 8 that devastating counter attack that kept you constantly on the edge of your seat .

The 7-1 vs Roma was probably the best display I've ever seen.


5.) 30 Mar 2018 11:01:26
People also forget Louis record against the top 6 and how bad Moyes was. Did he have the players? No. Did he waste money on some bad players? Yes. Would I have as manager now? No.


6.) 30 Mar 2018 12:36:18
Moyes era was a blur for me Mort😂😂, the 3-0 losses to L'pool and City at home were just awful awful awful.


7.) 30 Mar 2018 13:13:36
I still have nightmares about the Fulham game.


8.) 30 Mar 2018 13:33:52
Player highlight of that season was when Welbeck tried to chip Manuel Bloody Neuer, my word!


9.) 30 Mar 2018 13:41:20
Yeah I know mate just making clear I’m not deluded lol.


10.) 30 Mar 2018 18:43:25
Scholes, I haven't forgot, mate.


11.) 30 Mar 2018 19:35:54
He might have a point. However, every signing he made more or less have since left the club. By the end of this summer that might be all of them.

So I don't think he has a great argument.


12.) 03 Apr 2018 13:42:34
Probably best to just ignore anything he says, he was deluded when he was here and he's been even more deluded since. Thinking he could come to United and pass from side to side with no attacking and we would just all accept that was pathetic, we wouldn't be playing like Pep we would still be in 6th like we were under him after 2 years.

Scholes,

I haven't seen many fans say they would rather have kept LVG than play how we are now, there may be reasons why people don't want Jose but we are so much better now than back then.


 

 

16 Jan 2018 20:26:21
Jose to sign new contract imminently? Any truth?


1.) 16 Jan 2018 20:55:09
Pay him and back him or sack him. I’m a poet and didn’t know it.


2.) 16 Jan 2018 21:08:42
Yeah, he's not happy with EE spending so much money on Kevin Bacon ads and has found a better deal with Giffgaff. lol.


3.) 16 Jan 2018 21:07:30
Nice eric.


4.) 16 Jan 2018 22:57:34
2021. Lowry are throwing a party as we speak.


5.) 16 Jan 2018 23:22:34
I was promised his suite. damn it.


6.) 17 Jan 2018 18:21:24
probably will move in to Ibra's place.


7.) 17 Jan 2018 23:53:34
Someone better go round and check on BEAST.


 

 

02 Dec 2017 10:22:58
Sly reporting United Interest in Leon Goretzka.


1.) 02 Dec 2017 10:45:39
I hope so, he's a fantastic talent.

{Ed002's Note - This is old news.}


2.) 02 Dec 2017 11:25:17
I think 002 told us that united met with his representatives a couple of months back but that his destination was probably elsewhere. But that we had shown interest.

{Ed002's Note - Quite correct.}


3.) 02 Dec 2017 12:25:13
Ed do you think we’ll know where he is going by the end of January. Thanks as always.

{Ed002's Note - Unless it is Bayern Munich the I would think so.}


4.) 02 Dec 2017 13:12:27
Hi 002 have united followed up on that initial interest and had more talks or have we moved up the pecking order for his signature do you think? Cheers.

{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of any "pecking order" per se and MU cannot speak to the player before January.}


5.) 02 Dec 2017 13:26:00
I'm sure if Jose wants Goretzka then the club will do all they can to get him. He will want a substantial signing on fee and wages, but MU can pay this. It's going to come down to the player himself and as it stands he wants elsewhere, but the fact MU are interested, that's a good start. It means it's possible.


 

 

15 Aug 2017 20:21:36
According to Sly Perisic going to sign a new deal with inter.


1.) 15 Aug 2017 20:53:48
Tbf I think if we were going to sign him we would have by now.

I think Jose trusts the players we have that can play there. and if we can keep the form up from weekend we will be sound for the wing.

I would much rather Rashford and martial rotate either wing and maybe promote someone else.


Perisic may be a good player but there's nothing like one of your own getting the game time.


2.) 15 Aug 2017 20:55:03
Settle for Bale then 😂.


3.) 15 Aug 2017 22:24:50
Rather we waited on griezmann next summer. Happy with rash/ martial/ Lingard/ mata for the wide areas at present tbh.


 

 

07 Jun 2017 08:25:50
Any truth that we've bid for Morata Ed?

{Ed002's Note - MU are keen on Morata.}


1.) 07 Jun 2017 20:23:39
Thank you Ed, interesting, I know you hate the questions with 'likelihood' in them but is this a deal that both clubs would like done?

{Ed002's Note - Real Madrid wanted to use Morata as part of a trade for another player.}


 

 

 

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20 Mar 2018 09:20:51
Just off topic slightly but who do you guys believe is our player of the season so far this term, if I had to pick I would say Lukaku, has scored plenty of goals which players often find hard when coming to united, has improved his hold up play immensely, not perfect and took a lot of flak but I believe he deserves a lot of credit for his debut season.


1.) 20 Mar 2018 09:51:37
A toss up between Zlatan and Daley Blind. Both been excellent and definitely worth new improved contracts.


2.) 20 Mar 2018 11:18:29
lukaku seen as though we just park the bus he's scored a fair amount of goals.


3.) 20 Mar 2018 11:57:00
Matic lukaku ddg are the 3 standouts for me so far this season.


4.) 20 Mar 2018 10:09:35
Good shout that WRD. Lukaku has been much better than I expected. I think he could do even better if we played to his strengths but because he has had to adapt it has improved his all round game.

I thought he would be a poor signing so it goes to show I have no idea what I'm talking about.


5.) 20 Mar 2018 12:01:37
Probably DDG again. Lukaku and Matic next. Although I think Lukaku's got better as the season's gone on, while Nemanja 'the island' Matic, has maybe looked a little jaded of late.


6.) 20 Mar 2018 16:41:02
Would love to hear a chant containing "the island" maybe that can be the singing sections homework or summer break project.


7.) 20 Mar 2018 18:29:29
Kenny and dolly.
Island in team
that is what you are
You are jose's dream
You can take us far
Play with energy
Its a diferrent world
Please rely on each rely on each other
ah hah

Il get my coat.


 

 

18 Mar 2018 19:38:02
So many mixed messages and opinions out there regards Jose being the right man or not, for winning trophies clearly he still has that knack but will he bring us the top trophies?
Is it more about style of play than winning, playing the right way will surely bring success anyway?
Can Jose play the way we want? Is it due to the personnel that Jose isn't or is he hindering the talent?
Are the media making Jose's life harder or is he bringing it on himself?
So many questions that are hard to decipher, the one thing that has always been the case is fans wanting to win vs fans wanting to see good football so it beggars belief really the powers that be since Fergie have hired such polar opposites to the United way!
Anyway I realise just a rambling but thought I'd put it here.
To answer a question below in more than 1 word, Jose until year 3 then Jardim, unless any Ed's have knowledge of succession plans the club may have in the pipe line already as the did with LVG > Allegri?


1.) 18 Mar 2018 20:17:45
What about the fans wanting us to win playing good football WRD? I think that forms the majority of us and there is no reason that shouldn't be the case, lots of other teams do it with inferior players to our own. We have a fine tradition of doing it.

Do any of us trust a plan by the club for the long term benefit? I mean they have hired and signed people completely wrong for what we stand for, waste no end of money whilst doing it. I don't think the decision makers are fit for purpose, so I have zero faith in any plan they may or may not have. I believe the only plan they have is make as much money as possible and ensure sponsorship deals pay out in full by hook or by crook.


2.) 19 Mar 2018 07:05:54
Could not agree more - football is an entertainment and that is our « football legacy ». Jose serves up nothing worth watching and yet we have attacking talent that is stifled.


3.) 19 Mar 2018 13:05:26
Yes beast is what I said, playing good football should bring success anyway.


 

 

18 Mar 2018 09:04:28
Where do I start, I've not read down but I can imagine this post will be similar to many others but I wanted to remain on my own opinion and not influenced.
Firstly we won and we are in an FA Cup semi final, fantastic.
Secondly, we seem to be talking about Jose's pressers more than the team of late, I would say it's Jose at his best deflecting from the teams shortcomings at present but yday Jose called out the majority of his squad.
Is Jose right to call them out, yes probably he is, once they step over that white line the players need to stand up and be counted.
Jose rightly points out that Matic, DDG and RedRom, probably Young are the ones standing tall.
BUT, even if he is right, why say it in such a humiliating fashion, don't get me wrong these egotistical footballers don't deserve protection but to question a players desire is strong.
Jose says he coaches the players to attack and be quicker and more aggressive in attack yet we've rarely seen this in display so why are such talented lads not consistently playing to their ability?
There is only one common denominator and that's the coaching.
I've been a big defender of Jose and have bought into winning is what matters but I am beginning to see that Jose's way of managing isn't sustainable, it implodes, the players lose faith and to answer my own question Jose is now deflecting from his own shortcomings.
I want this to work, it appeared a marriage made in heaven but a few years too late.
He will win things but it will never be pretty and it'll always end in divorce.
It genuinely hurts me to say it but as much I've loved Jose maybe he isn't THE guy to be a UNITED manager.
BUT who is out there and I am loathed to keep changing manager but I worry that come post Jose in 2 years how much catching up we will have to do.
Don't get me wrong the players do need the mentality to show their talents on the pitch also but when the manager is in the press slagging you and your team mate off, let's now forget how close knit a dressing room, why would they want to go on that pitch for Jose.
Matic, RedRom, Zlatan all José backers, that's why he brings them in so he has some control of a dressing room but again isn't sustainable.
I really hope I am wrong and another summer of investment will 'finish' the squad and we suddenly play expansively, I rather doubt it and in the meantime talented players like Pogba, Sanchez, Rashford, Shaw will have been fed up and moved on.
Before anyone says 'oh but we can't keep having transision' I too have said this but post Jose it's going to be another transision and overhaul of players and mentality anyway.
Well that's my say, I hate to go against Jose as I'm a fan but he needs to show us why he's been this serial winner, an fa cup and League cup quite frankly is the bare minimum this great club should be in the hunt for.


1.) 18 Mar 2018 10:16:29
I don't understand the big omg he's slagging the players off in public

He's right to single then out and say they were crap if that's what kind of performances they give.

The managers are constantly under scrutiny if the team is under performing so why should it be different for the players.

If I'm under performing in my job I get told I am.

There comes a point where enough is enough there on large amounts of money and it's the fans who are paying each week to watch underperforming players

They should show a bit of pride and show there worth rather than hiding and blaming the manager.

{Ed001's Note - not one good manager in business publicly humiliates their staff. Do you think that is a good way to motivate them to perform better next time? Or do you think it is a good way to turn them against him?}


2.) 18 Mar 2018 10:29:14
Welsh it is not wrong to question a players desire if the player is choosing not to live up to the badge. Maze is the first to criticise performances should they be sub par but sometimes you look at the silver lining and most of the time that lining is this - did that player leave all he could on that pitch, did he give 110%? If that answer is no then his desire should be questioned.

Maze is glad to an extent by the public barrage by Jose. Moyes has issues and kept it in house, LVG likewise. Churning over managers and spending s*** lots of cash is not the answer especially if your squad is talented but lacks the mentality to play at this level. Jose is no mug and stands up for himself, sometimes rightly other times wrongly but at least he is consistent.


3.) 18 Mar 2018 10:53:27
Ed001, what’s your take on José during the last week, is he losing it a bit, or intentionally sabotaging things with the players and fans?

For me, it seems like his standard deflect attention from his failings by blaming everyone else, but surely he’s aware that his words and actions are alienating a lot of fans and players.

{Ed001's Note - this is just the way he is. He had success and so his ego built up but he has lost the people around him who keep him grounded, so he has become egotistical and forgotten what made him the special one. What he needs is a no man, someone who turns to him and tells him when he is being an idiot. When he primed MUTV to ask him the question so he could read his prepared statement, there should have been someone to tell him it was a mistake.

He reminds me of Clough after losing Peter Taylor, he is succeeding because of the aura left around him, rather than because of what he is doing. He needs to be held down, rather than having Woodward hanging on his every word and nodding along. He was brilliant, but he was proving himself then against all the jibes of being just a translator and having Johan Cruyff against him and his style of football. Now he has nothing left to prove and believes in his own legend. It has become all about him and how he is the greatest, so if it is not going well it must be someone else failing.}


4.) 18 Mar 2018 10:57:25
Good post bolger and maze i agree with both of you.
Some of the best businesses have a name and shame policy many of the big plc corporations produce public and share holders documents highlighting areas within the business that are under performing its very common indeed. These are big billion dollar corporations. Divisions that are under performing are highlighted in public and those that run those divisions are challeged very publicaly to turn their performace around if they don't they get replaced. Simple. Its the same for jose himself if he is backed and doent turn it around he will be replaced very publicaly.


5.) 18 Mar 2018 11:11:19
Cheers ed, it does seem like he’s on a downward spiral that can only end in one way.


6.) 18 Mar 2018 11:16:58
José is a coach, not a manager. Fergie was the complete opposite. Depends what we want. Would be nice to have someone who could do both.


7.) 18 Mar 2018 13:01:44
I just think if the players can't take a bit of a roasting for not performing at a club where the fans expect the best then there playing for the wrong team.


8.) 18 Mar 2018 13:00:40
ED01 - IF you could pick 3 potential managers to take over and take the club forward who would they be?

{Ed001's Note - Sarri, Jardim and Nagelsmann. Though I would love to see Dyche or Graham Potter get a chance with a big club to see what they could do, neither look ready for a club as huge as United.}


9.) 18 Mar 2018 13:10:18
I agree bolger. But i think its clear over the past few years we have plenty of players that are at the wrong team.


 

 

14 Mar 2018 18:08:28
I'm not going to even comment on last night as I'm still unable to process our flat display. I'm trying not to have a knee jerk reaction as Sevilla on their day can be dangerous, I believe they scored plenty vs Liverpool in the same comp for example but enough of that, what I want ask Ed's and fellow players, what is up with Paul Pogba? Has he downed tools, is he just young and inconsistent? Some shocking performances of late.

{Ed001's Note - that is how he has always played. The problem is that most people only see the highlights, those flashes of superlative skill that he does show on a regular basis, without realising that they are interspersed between long periods of ineffectiveness. Without a partner to do the graft alongside him, he is being caught out.}


1.) 14 Mar 2018 18:45:19
Great point ed001,
I look at him now and he has bulked up considerably. He has lost a yard of pace and lost most of his nimbleness as a result. His confidence is very low and his play has been poor. I would get him out of the gym and let him spend those hours out on three pitch with a bag of balls.
I believe him and sanchez in particular suffer from the lack of movement around them. Players without options are so easy to get tight to and close down. We hand over possession every 10 seconds because the player recieving the ball is static and then nobody moves for him.
Some of that is tactics and some of it is down to the players.
Mata is our only attacker that can look after the ball all the others lose it continually. Lukaku is improving in that regard but is still a bit hit n miss.

{Ed001's Note - personally I would get them all playing some small sided games on small, tight pitches. Maybe the old 6 v 4 game Cruyff used to get his players playing. That will bring back quick feet and allow him to regain confidence in his ability.}


2.) 14 Mar 2018 19:14:45
Thanks for your views Ed. It’s a very frustrating United team to watch all round atm, we are like a nearly team, can’t quite click for more than short periods.
All I see from Pogba atm is the Rooney Hollywood pass, McTom has come in, kept it simple and looked the part, sometimes it’s not all about the star name but the lesser lights that make a team tick.

{Ed001's Note - it is always about the lesser lights imo. You need some people to do the donkey work or the flair players can't shine. I don't see how it is a nearly team, it is doing exactly what Jose wants. Defend deep and lump it up to the big man to bring others into play on a quick counter. That is his way when it is the big games, as he believes passing teams are susceptible to long ball tactics and struggle to break down tight packed defences.}


3.) 14 Mar 2018 19:33:45
Ed001
thats on the money United are second in the league doing what Jose does .
Last night was shocking but I can't criticise United in the league it's Jose doing what he does I'm not sure what people expected or expect next season .
As for pogba it's still about potential he was never juve best player people bought the hype .
Has all the attributes really has but has he got the desire .
I honestly think he has bags of talent in fact he has got to where he is with out fully pushing himself .
But to get to the very top it's not just talent it's as much about mentality and he still hasn't proved he has that.

{Ed001's Note - at times Pogba can be breathtaking, but it is not even a 90 minute thing with him, it is a few seconds here and there during a game. He is a playground player, someone who is more interested in his style and looking good than what he achieves. Man Utd must be like a scene from White Men Can't Jump, as Jose is the Woody Harrelson character, who just wants to win, no matter how ugly, while Pogba is like Wesley Snipes' character and is all about looking good first, winning second.

You need a hard runner alongside Pogba, someone to wake him up the way Vidal used to. He ran much more with Vidal because it is inspiring when your team-mate is charging about, you up your game to compete because otherwise he is the one that looks good to the fans and Pogba needs to be the one who looks good.}


4.) 14 Mar 2018 20:39:25
It's frustrating because he has the talents and the physical attributes to be outstanding .
He has been asked to be the main man at United but I'm not sure it's in his character.
Hopefully he learns from this downturn and comes out the other side.
Problem is it might be a lot easier to move brand pogba on .

{Ed001's Note - it might also be a lot better if he has not understood the work ethic required to make it at the top level yet.}


5.) 14 Mar 2018 20:44:23
Nice analogy Ed I like that!

{Ed001's Note - cheers mate, though I think we are showing our age in even knowing that film!}


6.) 15 Mar 2018 08:50:03
No doubts we are improved on where we was under LVG, 6th to 2nd, won 2 trophies, could win another this year, I still don’t see us playing to the best of our ability atm though which maybe a good sign, I’m sure Jose will continue and we will see improvements and I’m glad, I want Jose to finish the job through.
What I mean about not quite clicking is we seem to nearly complete a good move, nearly make that final pass, nearly beat that last Man, but it never quite happens often enough so maybe the extra 10% will fall into place naturally.
We are such an odd team, to play how we did vs Liverpool then how we did against Sevilla, maybe that’s a sign we are not quite at the level required yet or are young and inconsistent, again I’m sure another year will see bigger strides, always next year eh lads ahem x.


7.) 15 Mar 2018 12:23:33
Ed001 - sadly agree with pogba comments but find it a heap distasteful that another player is needed t wake him up!
He is not the only one as I find the team in general (way they play) devoid of energy and movement. Surely JM isn't blind and can see the top teams movement and the way that players drop in if one goes forward or out of position. Think it was Dixon who summed it up, that we have the individuals but they don't play as a team.

{Ed001's Note - I am sure he is not blind to the problems, the big question is whether he is capable of fixing them or not?}


8.) 15 Mar 2018 13:54:33
The problem is Jose and the only way he can fix it is to leave.


 

 

10 Mar 2018 20:58:03
McTom, Young, Rashford all excellent, Bailly was solid despite his worldie, glad he's back, even when Fellaini came on he made a difference and got us a foothold. Good desire from the whole team and good tactics and subs by Jose. Funny old game isn't it, same display as at Anfield really but cz we scored from 2 shots we get praise, away we was slaughtered, 4 points off the much praised Liverpool, not to be sniffed at.


1.) 10 Mar 2018 23:41:39
I thought Matic and Lukaku was massive for you guys today also.


2.) 11 Mar 2018 01:01:59
Lukaku was excellent - best game I have seen from him for Man U so far. Growing into the ‘Drogba’ type CF Mourinho loves. Ways to go of course to be quite that good but he’s got it in him and he’s 24!


3.) 11 Mar 2018 07:40:50
See no mention of Pogba

Who?


 

 

 

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30 Mar 2018 13:41:20
Yeah I know mate just making clear I’m not deluded lol.


 

 

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30 Mar 2018 01:24:13
For the record, I know it was bad, just throwing it out there.


 

 

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19 Feb 2018 09:53:27
Liverpool want him also don’t they and Real.


 

 

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23 Jan 2018 22:04:27
Real want Courtois don’t they?

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


 

 

 

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18 Apr 2018 19:27:42
I do recall the warnings of what would happen if fans pushed for a LVG exit. Don’t get me wrong, the football was really poor but I was happy to know Max Allegri was coming in and the club had a plan. Again I do love Jose and he’s a great coach and would love nothing more for it all to walk out but obvs isn’t all rosy. Wonder if the club has plans beyond Jose like it did beyond LVG?


 

 

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08 Apr 2018 09:25:13
Coulda woulda shoulda, City didn’t go in 4-0 and we played better second half and won so I’m ok with that. I think people give Sevilla a hard time, they are technically a very good team, what did everyone expect that we was ready to win the CL, no chance, maybe the 1/ 4’s at best was our limit this season. Jose gets stick for not playing youth, well he has more than any other coach, for not playing this gung ho football, more than one way to win and he’s won x2 trophies already with an FA Cup potentially this year, any regular season we win this league but some say Jose is past it, no City have been exceptional and teams have been to scared to go at them, they are vulnerable tho as has been shown this week, you cannot turn round and say a ‘weak’ City team, they have a squad of world beaters, they are the so called best team ever remember, we showed them up on their own patch, a derby win means a lot so let’s not make it about having a pop at Jose, we’ve heard that all year despite actually doing well, let’s enjoy the moment.


 

 

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08 Apr 2018 09:18:45
The Young ‘handball’ was never a penalty, was not deliberate as he slipped and had his hand planted, the 2nd one was reckless and a pen for me, wouldn’t be surprised at a red either, glad it wasn’t given mind.


 

 

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08 Apr 2018 09:17:09
That is the baffling thing Tony, why don’t we see the level of performance more often and I can’t put my finger on it, maybe was a lack of belief but yesterday showed the fans and themselves that they have it in them to be expansive and beat anyone. We’ve beaten all our rivals this season, ok some have beaten us too but if we can find that consistency we will be hard to stop.
Totally agree on Sanchez, seeing more from him now, could be a game changer for us next season and who knows this could be a turning point for Pogba, the news that came out then that performance, I hope someone shows him that 2 minute spell and says this is what your about, Herrera needs to be in this starting line up for me going forward or if Jose doesn’t fancy him a player like him, it’s of benefit to Matic and Pogba.
Top second half and tho it only delays the inevitable this will hurt city from now into next season, I don’t see teams rolling over next year like they have this for them.