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15 Jul 2016 23:54:49
Juventus general director Giuseppe Marotta has insisted the Italian champions have had no contact with Manchester United over midfielder Paul Pogba.

On Friday, Marotta poured further cold water on the speculation in an appearance on Italian television, simply telling
Sportitalia that there has been "no contact" with other clubs.


1.) 16 Jul 2016 06:37:13
The old adage applies. Never believe anything until it is officially d
denied!
I am hopeful.


2.) 16 Jul 2016 08:38:06
Dortmund did the same with Mkhitaryan.


3.) 16 Jul 2016 09:22:45
Have we put a bid in to the player's club? The more credible sources (relatively speaking) seem to suggest we haven't as yet; more that we've only held talks with his agent around terms for the player. And if we haven't put in a bid, and he's supposedly our top target, then why not?!


4.) 16 Jul 2016 12:51:19
Juve are negotiating other deals for incoming players. Why would they confirm that they could be getting £100m+. Only increases asking price for players they're interested in. Reality is the market knows. But no pointing making it easier.


 

 

17 Jun 2016 10:44:11
Well Mino Raiola has popped up again saying they are working hard to convince Dortmund to let Mikhitarian leave for United.
I like the guy (Mikhitarian of course! ), but Dortmund are downright SOBs when it comes to transfers and usually end up getting their way - just like Tottenham.

Eds "do you think we can pull this off? "

{Ed004's Note - I would like to think so. This seems to be a case of Dortmund trying to save face. They'll want their fans to think they tried very hard to keep the player and that (if he moves) the offer they received was too much to turn down for a player who wants to leave.}


1.) 17 Jun 2016 11:14:42
Thanks Ed. I do think Mikhitarian will be a good acquisition but my Chelsea-supporting cousin thinks I'm under rating the player. He's hoping the deal doesn't materialise, how do you rate the player?

{Ed004's Note - Haven't really seen enough of him but his stats where extremely impressive from last season}


2.) 17 Jun 2016 11:18:36
Thanks Ed004👍.


3.) 17 Jun 2016 11:26:03
Is t Mkhitaryan in his final year of contract there is no way they will let's other player leave on a free transfer next season I think they will sell him.


4.) 17 Jun 2016 11:52:54
Keyser
They did that with Lewandowski.


5.) 17 Jun 2016 15:08:46
I hope we get Mkhitaryan. Right footed option from the right but very good at it - a rare breed. He scores and lays on so many chances which Zlatan et al should make the most of.


6.) 17 Jun 2016 18:45:53
Mkhitaryan was obviously the best player this season in the bundesliga. He is pure class and will even get better.
Just to inform you.


7.) 17 Jun 2016 19:05:04
One word, Kagawa.


8.) 17 Jun 2016 20:51:33
Different type of player.


9.) 17 Jun 2016 17:18:18
just a weird club who keep losing players on a free or it always seems like no one wants to stay or extend. No other club is ever in the news as much as they are with key players not wanting to say, extend etc.


10.) 17 Jun 2016 22:02:05
But that's probably more to do with Bayern winning every year X, and they know any top players they get once they start performing eventually they're going to go and bayern take all their very best.

Must make it hard to stay motivated knowing that's going to happen especially if you feel you have the talent to be winning things and clubs that are going to be challenging for titles come in and offer you more money.


11.) 18 Jun 2016 08:05:58
Jamal

To a degree yes, but if they had retained what they had, they can give Bayern a run for their money. supposedly great stadium and 80k fans every game, A lot of teams in many other leagues who don't win the league but are competitive seem to have more loyalty from their players. Something strange at Dortmund.


12.) 18 Jun 2016 13:41:08
Was thinking this the other day gcu it seems they never have renewal.


 

 

 

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30 Sep 2018 15:10:26
Ok

1. Mourinho picked McTominay in a back 3 benching Bailly for a mistake made over a month ago. Just to take a piss at the club for not buying him a shiny new Aldeweireld


2. Picking a team without balance and transition from defense to attack and people are surprised.


3. Still employing zonal positioning both offensively and defensively. Constraining players support and making the whole team disjointed. At a point Pogba was surrounded by 3 West Ham players with no teammate in support. He luckily got a foul and was livid screaming at his teammates for not supporting for a pass yet he's the bad one.


4. Obviously, most of of the players aren't playing for the coach any longer.


5. Losing the game 2-0, what does Mourinho do? He takes off Pogba and Martial leaving McTominay, Young, Fellaini and Matic still on the pitch. Were we trying to defend the scoreline or equalize?


6. We practically played with 7 at the back yet were trailing 2-0 down at HT.


7. I'm not going to talk about lack of chemistry, telepathy or choreographed movements as that's a unicorn level wish.


8. Just like Bailly, he benched Alexis just to say “told you so” and justify playing Alexis week-in-week-out.


9. And for those of you slating Pogba for speaking out about playing defensively, what did Mourinho do after the game? Publicly slated Martial. Don't forget that Lukaku, Matic and Young were the worst players on the pitch but he says nothing because they're his loyal boys.



10. Yet if Martial says anything about need to attack, you guys will be the first to chide him forgetting that's what you all want and that's what is screamed down from Stretford End.


Many of the fans think they love the club more than the players. Well that's true but not for all players. Some of these players came through the system and live and breathe the club though may end up leaving but it doesn't make them less of fans.


Even as footballers, they want to succeed, to win to write history so they have more at stake and want to win it more than us.


In that vein, why wouldn't they want to go to a place they believe they can win, where they can play beautifully and be a success? Do you think Van Persie would have come to United if we were playing the way we are now with such a poisonous manager?


And don't give me the argument of effort, it's BS football is not a power sport. A player doesn't need to rub at 100mph. That's why Spanish teams trounces us every time. Liverpool and City have shown that and Sarri will establish it soon enough.


When the system is flexible and accommodates the strengths and weaknesses of its individual components, it consolidates everything and becomes strong. But when a system is rigid and expects all the components to work against their strengths while ignoring their weaknesses then its doomed to fail.

Go figure.


1.) 30 Sep 2018 16:16:10
I agree with every point Yaz. Especially about players speaking out against Mourinho. Anyone who thinks that a player is in the wrong saying Manchester United need to play on the front foot is insane. The first person to publically disrespect the club was Jose after all following the sevilla defeat. Fans and players should have turned on him then. If Woodward had any balls he would have sacked the prick that night.


2.) 30 Sep 2018 16:31:53
Who's fault is it players can't make a 5 yard pass?

Jose needs to go but most of this squad needs to follow him. Personally i'd play the u21s from now till the new year.


3.) 30 Sep 2018 17:44:24
Yaz, best post I've read in years. Absolutely nailed it. I feel worried at the three people who have disagreed with you. Because, by disagreeing, they're basically saying that Mourinho is in the right. And he most definitely is not.
I don't like Pogba's love of social media, but i will have him in our team any day.
Mort, the reason players can't pass the ball 5 yards is because the system is wrong, and the training and mentality of our manager is wrong. He's the one who shpuld be setting them out to find space for our players to pass to, however, he chooses to play a defensive formation where the players are static and hence the man in possession doesn't have options. This is not rocket science, Barcelona have been doing it for 15years. Fergie's teams did it for 20 years. City, liverpool, spurs are doing it now. It needs training, fitness, hard work, and tactics. Non of these are evident in pur manager's thinking and our team.


4.) 30 Sep 2018 19:03:49
It’s both, but we have seen how Chelsea, and even Arsenal respond to new Managers. It doesn’t have to be either or, it can be both.


 

 

23 Jul 2018 18:14:00
What is this I'm reading about Ribalta leaving for Zenith?

Just when you thought it couldn't get worse.


1.) 23 Jul 2018 19:04:05
I've heard that the chef at Carrington has been offered the head chef position at the Lowry Hotel. If the club allows this to happen I might have to pack it in with them.


2.) 24 Jul 2018 09:23:36
Nathaniel that is a very naive reply. A business is only as good as its staff. Staff of all levels seem to be wanting out. It’s a big concern, whether it is a good player or a good scout.


 

 

20 Jul 2018 19:55:12
Though I've always been an advocate of standing by the manager (whoever s/ he is), I honestly cannot wait for Mourinho to leave.

He always has an inferiority complex with popular, confident and expressive players as such, he cannot hide his dislike for them.

He mentioned captain potentials currently in the squad;

“The captain was Valencia last season, I think he’s going to be the captain, ” Mourinho said. “And when he doesn’t play we have to make decisions.

“Depends on who is on the pitch, if Smalling is, if Ashley Young is, if Herrera is or Mata is, if they are on the pitch they have an option.

“Matic has all the attributes to be Manchester United captain but he arrived only one year ago.

“But I never care much about the captaincy, I care more about the life in the dressing room and the leaders. The armband means what it means. ”


My question is, where is Pogba?

I like my captains to be vocal, active and give 100% even if they're technically not too gifted.


With that, from his list, Young, Herrera and Matic are good.


But Valencia, Smalling and Mata are no-go.


For me, I would rather Pogba, Lukaku, De Gea or any of Herrera, Young or Matic.


1.) 20 Jul 2018 20:12:07
I don't think he would mention Pogba when Pogba is happy to leave the club.


2.) 20 Jul 2018 20:30:10
Moreover Jose is also happy for him to leave. I for one can’t wait for Jose to move on.


3.) 20 Jul 2018 20:39:19
Has Valencia done anything wrong as captain to be removed? If he is still first choice he should be captain.

I agree with Jose on the captaincy. It is over emphasized and made out to be far more than what it is. What we really need is for players collectively to lead on the pitch and take respinsibility when we are down or have to close out a game.

One speech by Pogba at half time being broadcasted has suddenly got everyone clamoring for him to be captain yet the French team had a different captain who rarely spoke and made a mistake in the final.

Perhaps we should realize you don't need to be captain to show leadership.


4.) 20 Jul 2018 20:48:13
Fans are more bothered about the captain than players, don't need the armband to be a captain .
Looks like Tony will be our captain and first choice rb.


5.) 20 Jul 2018 20:53:08
Well said Refaith. Captains in football is not as important as it is in other sports like cricket. Where each decision is taken by the captain. Football is too fastforward for the captain to be involved making decisions all the team.


6.) 20 Jul 2018 21:06:32
Not entirely clear how effective you can be as Captain if you don’t speak the language.


7.) 20 Jul 2018 22:23:46
Making a habit of this today but again agree with jred, other players without an armband can open their mouths and inspire and lead without it.


8.) 20 Jul 2018 22:33:49
Captains make a difference on the pitch not in the dressing room, managers make a difference in the dressing room.


9.) 20 Jul 2018 23:41:34
Played Saturday football for years and our manager gave the captain's arm band to the less vocal or talented footballer. Always seemed to give the player a boost. Never questioned his commitment in the games then. Players who have it all should lead by example and prove to everyone each match why he is best.


10.) 21 Jul 2018 05:51:46
Guys, the first thing I think of when you say captain is a person who is vocal, respected and loved by players, shares a bond of friendliness with teammates and can pull the team up during the game by motivating and haranguing his players to give more.


Based on this, would you choose Valencia over Pogba?

Redfaith you got me wrong;
1. I'm not advocating solely for Pogba - I also mentioned Lukaku.
2. Pogba gave a speech every game not only the Argentina game (you probably didn't know) .
3. Younger players have a special connection to players like Herrera, Pogba and Lukaku because of their infectious playfulness.
4. Valencia is quiet and his English is still wobbly at best (how many years in England? )

On a final note, how many times do you see Valencia, Smalling or Mata in-game dishing out commands and guides to other players?

That's why I said Matic, Young and Herrera are all capable because not only are they vocal, but also technically adept (yes, Young also to an extent) .

But when you take all these qualities; leadership, vocal, language, technical proficiency, will and desire to win, tenacity respect and bond with team-mates, then look no further than Lukaku, Pogba and Herrera for captain material in the team.

The second tier can hold Matic, Young and De Gea.

But Valencia, Mata and Smalling? 😂.


11.) 21 Jul 2018 07:59:25
Maybe Valencia, Mata and Smalling have been chosen for their length of service? Or maybe because they won’t be the types to question Jose’s instructions on the pitch?


12.) 21 Jul 2018 08:06:31
Neither Pogba nor Lukaku are captain's for their countries. That didn't stop them both rallying the troops at the world cup.

Ideally everyone should have a winners mentality and shouldn't need to be geered up by thier captain.


13.) 21 Jul 2018 08:37:04
How about what has Valencia done right?

We seem to have this noose around our club, that accepts ticking along as success. It was the same with Rooney as captain. Just maybe you expect your captain to not be Joe Average performer, even if you ignore the insane fact that our captain can't speak the language.

Same thing goes with the managers, too tolerant and too desperate to believe that a leopard will change their spots.


14.) 21 Jul 2018 09:40:42
I think WRD might not be far from the truth and that's in line with what I said.

Basically, Mourinho wants a yes man who not only obeys him but also does not have an opinion or does not have confidence to express himself.


15.) 21 Jul 2018 09:54:05
Let’s be honest, the only way is up.


16.) 21 Jul 2018 10:43:39
Like john terry cassilas and zanetti? Nonsense yaz.


17.) 21 Jul 2018 11:12:48
I’m wasted.


18.) 21 Jul 2018 11:23:40
Who didn't Mourinho have a fallout with among them Ken?

People where here basically crying over missing someone like Keane.

Nonsense is thinking someone else's point of view is nonsense just because it isn't same as yours.


19.) 21 Jul 2018 11:41:50
Yaz👍
ajh didn't get the credit u deserve.


20.) 21 Jul 2018 12:04:55
seems Jose is going by length of service. Carrick was captain last season, hardly ever played.


21.) 21 Jul 2018 13:20:26
Wasted when you wrote the post probably, Tony. Us old ones got it, mate.


22.) 21 Jul 2018 13:21:23
Don't think captain's need to be loved. I doubt one of our greatest ever captain's was loved too much. Feared, definitely.


23.) 21 Jul 2018 15:20:28
Valencia couldn't handle the No7 shirt . We are missing out by not selecting Pogba as Captain he is the best to motivate on the pitch and can speaka da lingo! 😆😆.


24.) 21 Jul 2018 23:14:25
Not when your opinion is contered
by facts yaz. Zanetti and terry nor cassialls were yes men. All strong characters who often fell out with jose but all kept the captaincy.
The nonsense was you just making stuff up. I agree with 2 of yoir choices as captain. Herrera wo t play often enough i suspect.
Jose said valencia will be captain weeks he plays hardly a ruining endorsement that some would
Have you believe.


25.) 22 Jul 2018 10:25:27
A+ Tony 😂.


 

 

25 Jun 2018
New image uploaded to the
Manchester United Player Sightings page entitled, Is this the king?


1.) 25 Jun 2018 18:43:45
Burger king maybe.


2.) 25 Jun 2018 21:37:14
Not doing himself any favours.


 

 

26 May 2018 18:56:53
Welcome back Fulham! I guess Terry doesn't have to worry about facing Chelsea anymore.


1.) 26 May 2018 19:06:00
Its a shame villa didn't come up, we have a great record at villa park. Even moyes and lvg managed to win there.


2.) 26 May 2018 19:30:48
I’m glad, hate the play offs, Fulham was 3rd so deserve to be the 3rd team up plus Villa need a spell out, they stink.


3.) 26 May 2018 19:33:32
Used to live in London and enjoyed a match at Fulham now and again. Great ground. Pleased they’re back. Villa too negative under Brucie but he’s done well to get them back and being competitive.


 

 

 

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26 Sep 2018 10:47:54
Come on Jred don't try to think rationally.

Just blame Pogba.

After all, it's Pogba's fault Frank Lampard who has been in management since June and his team plays better ball than Jose.


It's also due to Pogba's haircut, social media antics, lack of commitment and respect to the club that made Mourinho who so much loves and respects the club say Man United have no football heritage after we lost to Sevilla.


Also, regardless that Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham were below us last season and the fact that they lost more games than us but were never outplayed by Wolves, Huddersfield, Derby and the likes at home within the matter of a few days, Mourinho had nothing to do with it. It was all Pogba's fault.


Even the fact that we cannot count 15 games we utterly dominated throughout without looking vulnerable or likely to lose the said games at a point in the last 3 years cannot be Mourinho's fault - it's all Pogba's.


That's probably why Juventus kicked him out because he's a no-good, pre-madonna who only cares about his looks, social media and running his mouth to the press.


 

 

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26 Aug 2018 10:45:59
I thought it was only me with the Cinderella story.


 

 

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03 Aug 2018 23:56:10
DesHes

Maybe it has to do with the fact that once Smalling is around, Jose will always have a reason to play him (cos he's almost always fit) .

So naturally, we want him out of the way.


As for Jones, it'll be unlikely that he'll ever be more than a sub or backup (due to several reasons top of which is staying fit) .


 

 

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02 Aug 2018 00:14:50
Eric79 you were saying what about Martial?


 

 

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01 Aug 2018 12:10:41
Music to my ears Ed.


 

 

 

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29 Sep 2018 21:12:01
They are told to only mark when players are within certain territories.

Or is zonal marking for which Mourinho is fabled a new concept to you?


Players will fall back into a predefined shape and distance trying to constric their opposition attack without committing (pressing) and losing shape.

That's why when any of out players chases down, he suffers and stops because others don't. They are firmly rooted.


When ball is won, a worked out counter attack pattern ensues.


As for the pressing, ironically, Mourinho only tries that against big teams -

Sometimes I wonder if people only watch games for the sake of watching. SMH They are told to only mark when players are within certain territories.

Or is zonal marking for which Mourinho is fabled a new concept to you?


Players will fall back into a predefined shape and distance trying to constric their opposition attack without committing (pressing) and losing shape.

That's why when any of out players chases down, he suffers and stops because others don't. They are firmly rooted.


When ball is won, a worked out counter attack pattern ensues.


As for the pressing, ironically, Mourinho only tries that against big teams -

Sometimes I wonder if people only watch games for the sake of watching. SMH.


 

 

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29 Sep 2018 18:05:06
Zero effort closing down? No pressing? Come on DSG, do you think if the players were trained and instructed to press or stay close to their opponents they wouldn't?


Mourinho orders them to stand off and go on the counter.


Why do you think every team from Wolves to Derby to Tottenham all look like the all mighty Barcelona when we play them?


Are you trying to tell me that all these years Mourinho and his coaching haven't realized it or that they instructed the players to do so but the players refused or are you insinuating that it's the players' prerogative to press or not press during the game?


Are they not given tactical instructions based on opponent scouting by the coaching team before and during the game?


Why does the manager and his coaching team are on the touchline and have the ability to change personnel, formation or tactics in-game?

Lol.


 

 

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29 Sep 2018 12:41:26
It's a disgrace people are backing this tool because Pogba complained about negative football and the need to attack.


 

 

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27 Sep 2018 22:59:24
Park, I'm not in Pogba's camp.

I just hate the fact that many people who attack him do so because of his price, wages and social media "antics".

I don't want any player to be sold, I want Mourinho changed.

He hasn't been able to get the best out of ANY player.


Why is Martial not performing? Why does he play so well but is benched for a month?


Why is Sanchez so bad? Can a player just lose it overnight?


Why is Lukaku shockingly bad? Must we play to his feet when he prefers to be sent through or crossed at? How many times do we cross to him in a game?

Why has Herrera regressed?


What happened to Matic?


Lingard has suddenly turned poor.


Valencia - I don't even want to go there.


Bailly and Lindelof dealt with for errors. Why aren't they given a chance to grow, to learn to build understanding?


If Mourinho had his way, Luke Shaw would have mentally broken down or sold well before now.


But of course you guys don't see all these.


Fellaini held us to ransom (no disrespect intended because he's a fighter though not a first team quality) but his contract was renewed.


People forget Pogba is not only an athlete but also a poster boy for the club. That's part of the reason why the club brought him back and also support his media "shenanigans".


Funny thing is Pogba will go to another team and blow like the Pogba we want before you guys open your eyes and see that when a coach doesn't base a team to his players' abilities then it'll be doom.


As a coach you can't say I must use this formation or tactics the players must adjust.
No!

You blend the ability of the players with your formation and tactics.

Why does Mourinho keep a grudge and never let's go or forgive?

There are a lot of things but I'll stop at this point.


 

 

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27 Sep 2018 07:52:50
Rosspique, he has in every game he didn't play for united.