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31 Jan 2019 12:49:03
martial has signed. now for dave and herrera.


1.) 31 Jan 2019 16:37:53
And release the rest.

2.) 31 Jan 2019 17:22:20
Easy there Mort - we are not going to win much with just those 3 players. We need more :)

3.) 01 Feb 2019 12:38:36
Its the start of a good 5 a side.



13 Jan 2019 00:52:32
So we're are considering Southgate.

Please NO.

England overacheived but the teams we played we should have beat.

In my opinion Southgate is not the manager we need ole should be made manager if Southgate is in the running.


1.) 13 Jan 2019 09:08:36
It’s nonsense. This shortlist is suddenly becoming very long if the press are to believed. I’m sure Southgate also realises he is in totally the right job at the right time. He’s building something very special with England.

2.) 13 Jan 2019 09:14:35
Sky peddling stories hopefully, I’d be majorly disappointed if he was named our manager, would be a MASSIVE step backwards.

3.) 13 Jan 2019 09:49:09
Definitely just the papers pushing nonsense stories. Some where else reported that we could also go in for Diego Simeone with his contract being up in 18 months.

4.) 13 Jan 2019 10:38:32
While I too have reservations over Southgate he does tick many of the boxes. Primarily promoting youth and playing offensive football. He has also shown an ability to get players into the right mind-set as seen with England last summer.

Due to the nature of Ole's appointment we will have to endure 4-5 months of press speculation over who will be the next manager. Like with us being linked to 100,000,000 players every year, we will now be linked to just about every manager under the sun. It doesn't sell papers or get clicks if they just keep repeating the obvious. Pochettino is the most likely candidate.

On that point I found Pochettino's most recent interview very interesting. Cheering when Ole scored the winner in the 99 UCL final, saying to him Sir Alex IS football.

Now they could be brushed away as him being asked loaded questions during the interview as we play Spurs today it makes sense to ask him questions about us. However, he didn't need to be that honest or open. I would go as far as saying if Mourinho had said similar comments about another side while our manager it would have been construed as "flirting" with that team, especially if that team was without a permanent manager.

Either way they make interesting reading/ listening.

5.) 13 Jan 2019 12:10:41
Who broke it? Sky.
Next thing we know is suddenly there's a surge of money on Sky Bet as all the chumps rush to take advantage.
Hardly coincidental.

For the record I would ask Southgate if he would want an interview. Sound him out and put him in the file for future consideration for the manager after this one. Assuming the one who gets the job this summer lasts 3-5 years we'll be looking again at some point.

6.) 13 Jan 2019 11:59:31
Good post shappy agree completely at the Poch point. Seems to be batting his eyes at us and entertaining the questions. Could simply have said he doesn’t want to talk about united. Very interesting. I think he’s interested tbh.

7.) 13 Jan 2019 14:48:55
I wouldn't touch Simeone with a barge pole. His football style is awful and he is definitely not what we need.

8.) 13 Jan 2019 15:48:02
The world cup adventure is a total myth, yes it appeared to be togetherness and played some good football, but the teams played. come on. half the fans could coach England to the semi final with that group

Tunisia - W
Panama - W
Belgium - L
Colombia - D (W on Pens)
Sweden - W
Croatia - L
Belgium - L.

9.) 13 Jan 2019 16:22:18
Yes England played against some teams at that world cup that would struggle in league two. No ones hailing Southgate as some tactical genius that's the love child of Menotti and Michels. But for the first time in over a decade there was a positive atmosphere around the England camp. Not the usual yeah were so great we expect to win but just relaxed and positive. He's cleared out some of the same old faces and looks to play positive pacy football with some of our players at the front of it. He's worth putting in the discussion and I'd have him ahead of the likes of allegri or simeone.

10.) 13 Jan 2019 21:08:08
That makes no sense. He could not even justifiably sit in the same. e car as Allegri or Simione. They are both brilliant managers and experts at using their resources. Southgate is good on atmospherics but otherwise nothing proved.

11.) 14 Jan 2019 07:19:25
There’s no way Southgate is appointed over Solskjaer now. I wouldn’t worry.

12.) 14 Jan 2019 08:27:26
Bringing in Southgate will probably revive all the "the players are not good enough, we must sell 8 and buy 9 new players" discussions on this site. They have been abcent the last weeks, even Jones/ Smalling are not mentioned as often as they used to be.

13.) 14 Jan 2019 09:02:19
Pochetino clearly looks like the best candidate right now, if he'll come. Southgate worth considering, but certainly should not be at the top of the list. If OGS can keep the positive performances coming, he should be ahead of Southgate.

14.) 15 Jan 2019 04:53:55
I just don't see in what world, in any way can people think Gareth Southgate is even close to being a candidate for the Man Utd job.
Maybe it's because i'm Scottish and didn't get swept up in the football coming home nonsense in the world cup where England beat (and only just on occasion) really poor teams and lost to anyone with any quality they played. There was no evidence of smart tactical changes or a great gameplan basically Harry Kane scored from a few set pieces that's it. The stars aligned for a run deep into the competition but none of that was due to the manager IMO. People will be calling for Tim Sherwood next.



19 Nov 2018 17:08:04
so if rumors are true and the following of

dave the save


all either not wanted or don't want to be here are true where does this leave us,

we can't just go out and buy 11 players in one window.

i might be over reacting but it doesn't look good atm.


1.) 19 Nov 2018 18:11:07
Barring one or two that looks like just what we need. A clear plan, a clear out and significant investment.

2.) 19 Nov 2018 18:54:33
Things would look a whole lot better if we sold the majority of those players imo bolger.
I think you forgot darmian too mate. 😂
Ideally from that list ddg rash and martial stay. The rest won't be missed a great deal in reality they either don't play a lot or don't overly impress when they do or in the case of valencia mata and herrera there is no real significant improvement in them at this stage of their career.

3.) 19 Nov 2018 19:14:02
wouldnt have any sleepless nights if
All these left.

4.) 19 Nov 2018 21:28:37
We have probably never sold or signed anywhere close to that many first team players in a window. 50% of them will still be here next September.

5.) 19 Nov 2018 21:33:45
Also Darmian. Good post Bolger, you've simply illustrated just how much work needs to be done. It won't be easy shifting this lot either because of their wages.

6.) 20 Nov 2018 09:43:58
Also Young missed off.

Id only keep about 6 out of all of them.

7.) 20 Nov 2018 10:41:50
Also we may have to play the free transfer market. Aaron Ramsey for example should at least be looked at.

8.) 20 Nov 2018 11:52:45
It's obvious isn't it?

It leaves us with a starting 11 of:

Romero, Dalot, Lindelof, Tuanzebe, Shaw, Matic, Fred, McTominay, Lingard, Lukaku and Young.

In a 433. Plus anyone we can sign, although we might not be able to convince many to sign if they see that many players jumping ship.

9.) 20 Nov 2018 16:17:22
Oh my word shappy all those players leaving and you still can't fit fellaini into your team. Maybe you should have the job above jose😂😂.

10.) 20 Nov 2018 23:50:30
Ken, Fallaini is on the bench waiting for the 70th minutes when we are a goal down.

11.) 20 Nov 2018 23:55:40
Don’t know why people are always quick to write Mata off our books. I know he’s past the point of improving but he still offers creativity where we currently lack it, gives 100% and consistently performs when played (which is hard to say of any United player at the minute) .

Would happily keep him as a squad player.

12.) 21 Nov 2018 09:40:43
Id keep Mata and Herrera. Good squad players. De Gea, martial, rashford are all must keeps. Pogba if he wanted to stay but if he doesn't move him on. The rest can go.

13.) 21 Nov 2018 13:14:17
Thats fair mort i'd agree with that.



26 Oct 2018 11:31:39
so martial apprently rejects a contract renewal why is anyones guess,

but if dave the save goes for a free we are screwed.

obviously its just rumours but we have to sign him up ASAP.


1.) 26 Oct 2018 15:21:40
I have a good guess why. Because since signing for Utd his career has gone backwards, he has been messed around, plays well one week dropped the next. See's players playing worse than him picked because of their name and simply has had enough.

He has played the past few games, how about his treatment the past few years?

Yes he has been a passenger quite often, but who hasn't been in an attacking sense (or any sense for that matter)? Martial has it all, apart from a look of desire on his face when he plays and he can be wasteful in possession (more to do with others not being up to it) . But Sanchez played week in week out, Lukaku plays week in week out and have been far inferior overall. Rashford isn't fit to lace his boots but if the manager had to pick between them he would pick Rashford every time.

Martial has been wasted, he is not half the player he could be and if he signs a contract with Jose in charge he is a mug. Shame as I want our best players to stay, but that is why he hasn't signed yet imo.

2.) 26 Oct 2018 17:20:53
Martial wants out Sanchez does pogba does ddg does .
What's going on?

3.) 26 Oct 2018 22:22:01
The brutal truth, I fear, is they are not queuing up to leave the club so much as to leave the manager. I think I would do the same if I were in their shoes.

4.) 28 Oct 2018 09:46:36
A player leaves and we are quote “screwed”!

No player or manager for that matter is above the club or too important to the club. We all want DDG to stay but if he doesn’t the club will replace him. Apart from DDG we have generally too many inconsistent players who seem flakey and want things all their own way. For years since SAF left we have lacked leadership on and off the pitch meaning players think they can get away with stuff. It needs addressing, clarity on who is in charge, the players or the manager. Take the not turning up for sponsors situation, it just highlights what a spoilt bunch they are.

Right now we need a firm hand at the helm, whoever is manager. I don’t believe we should change manager right now, but if we did do you really think the players will be allowed to carry on as they are? A strong manager would kick some out and they might be the ones who fanboys like, cue more weeping and vitriol. Players can behave like this when they think the manager is not on strong ground, they would probably play for a new manager for 12 to 18 months until something happened they didn’t like and it all starts again, we would then be like Chelsea.

If certain players are queuing up to leave, the club needs to be firm with them, manage them, get rid as needed, a player can never be bigger than the club, even the king was put on the transfer list by Busby.

{Ed025's Note - some good points there red man..

5.) 29 Oct 2018 10:44:31
red man the fact that dave has saved us at least 15 points per season for the last 5 years tells me how important it is to keep him.

how many keepers did we go through when the big dane left.

you could argue if we had a stong defense/ team but we haven't and we rely on him in nearly every match to save our bacon.

the chelsea game is prime example, pulls of a class save to deny luiz but our lack of marking and desire aloud Barkley to level it.

6.) 29 Oct 2018 15:08:30
He didn't save from Luiz did he? It came off the post i think, bolger. But yes, i agree with your point totally that we should try and keep him but if he decides to move on, i am sure there are other good fish in the pond. Its imperative that we find a suitable replacement.

7.) 29 Oct 2018 16:21:38
yes you are right, he saved the follow up shot that hit the post.

8.) 31 Oct 2018 10:26:01
Every team with title aspirations needs a top goalie. And they're certainly not ten a penny. Dave is the best there is. It could take years to replace him, just as it did Schmeichel. I wouldn't be so blase as to think we could replace him just like that.

9.) 02 Nov 2018 01:11:55
Neutral observer her but i'd tend to agree with RedMan - which is prob going to mean half of you will automatically disagree with him :-) But look how Shaw has improved since Mourinho gave him a kick up the backside. From the outside looking in, i'd say you have too many players who aren't hungry for success. Milner isn't the best player floating around but i'd take him over quite a few of your midfielders atm. Which is not to say Mourinho is blameless.

10.) 03 Nov 2018 16:01:55
An outsider. In as much as players power is not ideal for any club, Mourinho has a big portion in the problem at United. As a Chelsea fan it's not new to us as he always divide opinion even in the dressing rooms, set the players up against himself and then turn around to play the victim.
That said, Man United have so many quality players to be struggling this season, afterall the same set of players were the closest to City last season. The worst and the likely scenario is selling very talented players that would come back to hurt United. When United win it's Mourinho but when the results are not going well then he barbs his players openly. Naturally player will get agitated.
He's not the kind of manager that United need at this time IMO.



25 Jul 2018 22:56:45
Anyone else seen the apparent quote from maguire Saying he's confident of joining united. Paper quotes tho so highly doubtful but still a rumour.


1.) 25 Jul 2018 23:49:55
Let's hope not, imagine seeing a team sheet and we've got smalling Jones and Maguire in a back 3. I'd stay well clear of Maguire, I'm hoping were still pushing to get an alderweireld deal sorted with spurs as ed002 has said. i'd be happy at the moment with a left back and a center back and we can look at right wing in January.

{Ed004's Note - I really hope we do not sign Maguire. I reckon it'll be a massive waste of money and in a year's time we will be talking about his replacement like Lindelof this year}

2.) 26 Jul 2018 00:06:07
Agreed ed, everyone talks about how good he is moving forward but what's the point in that if he can't defend. or he's wandered so far out of position he's not there to defend? We've already got a left winger who is constantly tracking towards the ball rather than excerting any energy making runs behind that everyone seems to want to keep, we don't need anymore players who are tactically unaware of the position they play in!

3.) 26 Jul 2018 05:47:51
It's on the cards.

4.) 26 Jul 2018 08:50:05
Varane and Giminez aren't available, Alderweireld is. For me them three are the only three we should be looking at. Varane I even have concerns about due to his injury record.

If we can't get any of them three then stick with what we have and give Tuanzebe a shot. As to be honest everyone else is much of a muchness and none a significant step up when you consider the cost. Bailly has been very good for us, Lindelof showed during the world cup and in the last ten games of last season that he can be very good. Jones when fit has been solid. Rojo and Smalling have their faults but do a job. And I'll say it again, I think Tuanzebe will be a superstar and I think he is ready to start playing games for the first team.

Any centre back we sign this summer is going to cost 50m+. So we if we sign one they have to be one of the absolute best or none at all.

5.) 26 Jul 2018 09:41:25
Agree shappy but would add thatwe go for someone who can give us service for a few seasons so no 29/ 30 + year olds.

6.) 26 Jul 2018 10:28:15
We’ve got a left winger who keeps tracking back towards the ball because our play is so ponderous he hardly ever gets balls played in behind at pace that he can run onto .

And instead of us playing. a high press, we drop off and he ends up playing left back so that when he does get the ball he’s 70 yards from goal .

As for Maguire, we don’t need another Jones / Smallimg especially for the money quoted.

7.) 26 Jul 2018 11:21:59
Cookyman, I would sign Alderweireld if any. But yes, I would avoid signing anyone over the age of 27/ 28 if it was me. The vast majority of players we sign over the age of 28 them to struggle with adapting. Sure there have been a few successes, Sheringham and Matic spring to mind. However, the majority of our successful transfers have been younger players who could grow into the club and they have tended to adapt easier.

Centre back is one area though I would be fine with signing a 29 year old who already had many years of EPL experience under their belt.

As I have said many time I have high hopes for Tuanzebe, so signing someone who won't block his path for more than a couple of years would be fine as long as he has a good loan to an EPL team this season.

8.) 26 Jul 2018 10:23:48
Ed, does this mean that Lindelof has been written off, completely?

{Ed004's Note - I wouldn't say written off. I just think it's very unlikely he will impress enough to become first choice cb at the club}

9.) 26 Jul 2018 11:30:45
our play is ponderous because only 2 players put the effort in to make runs without the ball (mata and lingard) . martial needs to make the runs if the players are making the pass or not if he makes the runs and they don't play the passes its not his fault but if he stands on the lefts back, strikers, or attacking midfielders toes all game then it is. stay wide and run in behind its why liverpool looked so good last year all 3 of their attacking players were all over the place keeping width and getting in behind on or off the ball if a ball is played or not. this is the desire and passion everyone craves so much its not just shown by making tackles or fouls its about running yourself into the ground for the cause even if you don't get the reward.

10.) 26 Jul 2018 12:01:27
I take your point Shappy but I think McGuire has come in for some undue criticism to be honest.

It remains to be seen if he's a viable target but I think he'd be a solid addition to our team. From what I've seen he's big, strong, very good in the air and good with the ball. He maybe lacks a yard of pace and I've heard people criticise his positioning at times but that's something that can be worked on and will prove with experience. I think he's better than what we've got (maybe Bailly apart) . He's got good pedigree and actually played in the FA youth Cup final against us with the likes of Pogba and Lingard. He's continued to improve at both Hull then Leicester and maybe he deserves a chance to play at a higher level. Sometimes we get seduced by more exotic names but I think he's a good solid player, at the right age that will continue to improve.

I think Lindelof was signed for the right reasons but I just think he lacks the physicality for the Prem League. If Jose isn't going to play him then maybe now is the time to cash in. He's had a good World Cup and I'm sure we'd get our money back at least. I'd definitely cash in on Rojo. He's perpetually injured and apart from a 15-20 game spell where he looked half decent playing next to Jones he's been pretty unspectacular to say the least. I think both Smalling and Jones are solid squad players and have served the club well. I fully agree about Tuanzebe but I'm not sure he's ready just yet.

In relation to the Martial saga just let the boy move on. It's obvious he isn't going to flourish under Mourinho and I see little point in keeping a player that is unhappy and isn't going to help the team. He may develop into a very good player but at the moment he's just not quite there and has shown little interest in fighting for his place. His next move will be crucial and if he's hankering for a move to the likes of Real or Bayern I'm certain he'll find himself in exactly the same position.

Maybe some kind of swap deal with Spurs for Son Heung-Min would interest all parties. He works tirelessly, he can play in any position across the top three including striker and scores goals.

Utd need to start getting creative if we want to see some transfer activity this summer.

11.) 26 Jul 2018 13:18:01
Tuanzebe really doesn't look ready yet for me, lot's of potential though.

12.) 26 Jul 2018 13:09:31
I would be happy to stick with Bailly and lindloff and the back and go for other positions.

13.) 26 Jul 2018 12:45:15
DLIB, I have nothing against the less exotic named or seemingly less spectacular signings. In fact in my experience they are often the ones that work out best.

However, I don't rate Maguire all that highly, and certainly not enough to spend 50-65m on him. He is a solid mid to upper half of the table player. He is strong and he has a big head. However, his positioning and reading of the game is terrible and for someone so big and strong his headed clearances often don't clear the danger area.

Leicester have been a far poorer side defensively with Maguire than they were in their title winning season.

Maguire could work in a three man back line, but we would be left wide open if we played him in a traditional back four.

Also for someone who is touted as a ball playing centre back last season for Leicester he averaged 46 passes a game with a success rate of only 78%. Smalling who is slated for his passing ability averaged 40 passes with a 87% success rate. Admittedly the reason for those stats are Smalling passes tend to be safer passes while Maguire attempts the more ambitious passes. Yet what is the point if you give the ball away more more often than not when you attempt those passes.

I don't see the fuss, if he was French, German, Spanish, Brazilian or Argentine not only would be not get the hype he is currently getting, but he would never get close to an international cap, let alone be the cornerstone of a nation teams world cup bid.

Smalling and Jones received the same hype before we signed them, however, I feel they were better players than Maguire is when we signed them.

If we have to sign an English centre back this summer I would much rather we signed Alfie Mawson, maybe not as big a lump for the high balls to hit, but ten times the defender Maguire is.

14.) 26 Jul 2018 16:25:54
Shappy - The exotic name thing wasn't aimed at you pal. In hindsight I should have omitted that. I just think Maguire is universally underrated on here but by no means am I saying he's the finished article. I think he'd be a decent signing but I understand your reservations and take your point about him maybe not being a major upgrade on we've already got. Anyway this site would be a boring place if we all had the same opinion.

15.) 26 Jul 2018 19:36:00
Why would Spurs swap one of their best players in Son for an inconsistent player like Martial. Makes no sense.

16.) 26 Jul 2018 22:45:23
Personally I think maguire looks a decent player. Big strong. Young at 25. Delivered on the big stage.
Yh he's come from nowhere but who had ever heard of vidic or Bailey? Cbs grow with experience a lot like gks. If he's being rated by some of the top scouts and coaches in the world then surely he's worth a look?

17.) 26 Jul 2018 22:49:22
I love how a lot of people are writing him off yet he played almost every game for England and we got to the semi finals. Is he a flash big name no is he a very good defender yes. Is Tuanzebe or TFM ready nope. I’d get rid of jones to get Maguire.

18.) 27 Jul 2018 08:19:10
He played almost every game for England at the world cup. England did badly at the world cup they played tunisia, Panama, Sweden, and a James Rodriguez less columbia. When we came up against any half decent side we were convincingly beaten I don't get why people think we did well? We bottled it. As for Maguire being a very good defender no he's not he's not bad but he's certainly not very good he leaves his defensive line way to often and has to make last ditch covering tackles which for some reason he gets credit for rather than being told he was in the wrong position to start. Finally tfm played a full season last year for palace, Leroy sane said he was the most difficult player he came up against why isn't he ready?




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04 Apr 2019 15:24:03
moving on from the obvious debates.

out of all the players we have been linked to I've not personally seen koulibaly play.

anyone watch much italian football to give an insight on what type of player he is.


1.) 04 Apr 2019 16:33:07
Physically dominant player, not known as much as a ball playing center back. Powerful in the air and in the tackle. Not as convinced about leadership and decision making. He would give a huge presence, but it would be more like Vidic than Rio.

2.) 04 Apr 2019 16:53:38
I'm sure there's a player profile floating about somewhere but I couldn't find it.

{Ed001's Note - he is actually next on the list to do after the one I am doing now. I wasn't sure if there is an old one already up, but if you couldn't find it, then there probably isn't one.}

3.) 04 Apr 2019 17:25:11
thanks for the reply zidaniel.

4.) 04 Apr 2019 22:22:28
Ed, interested to know what you do when you're profiling a player?

{Ed001's Note - watch them as much as possible and note down anything about them or their performance that stands out. Unless I have seen them play in at least 5 full games, I wouldn't consider writing a profile. I prefer to watch 10 or more though. If I have seen them play a lot, then I just write it from what I have seen of them already.}

5.) 04 Apr 2019 22:33:39
No worries Ed I’m sure I read one not long back but it must have been a different player.

{Ed001's Note - could it be Umtiti? Both fairly physical and not so much of a ball playing centre back.}

6.) 04 Apr 2019 23:31:37
I have watched him quite a lot. Obviously he has a big physique but for me at the moment he gets caught out of position far too easily by clever players.

7.) 05 Apr 2019 12:44:05
Koulibaly is actually quite good with the ball at his feet.
He's also quite a commanding player from what i've seen of him.

8.) 05 Apr 2019 14:41:46
UMTITI imo, is very much like yeri mina. Nothing more need be said.



02 Apr 2019 17:14:03
So mata and Herrera look to be off. Pereira contract is up in the summer.

Leaves us a bit short in midfield.

Mctominay and matic will most likely rotate. That leaves just pogba and fred.

Maybe were letting mata and Herrera along with Valencia. Rojo. Dalot. Bailly? Go to free up the wages to get Dave to re sign.

Either way this summer is going to be massive for recruitment.


{Ed002's Note - Pogba?}

1.) 02 Apr 2019 17:55:59
We will lose pogba for sure
I know people will slate me for this but I don't think it'll end up well appointing ole. He's not the right man to put a stamp down and keep players to help us build.
Players like jones smalling and young, mediocre players are getting new contracts whilst players like Herrera who is one of our unsung heroes is leaving on a free. Mata also leaving on a free and with his best two mates leaving, I also expect to see David de gea leave this year.
That's de gea pogba Herrera mata, 3 of our starting 11 and a good back up and we will end up replacing them with more mediocrity. The club is a joke.

2.) 02 Apr 2019 18:02:34
Oh ed april fools was yesterday ;)

But if an offer comes in for pogba that the club can't refuse. but I can't see anyone offering the kind of money being sprouted.

Unless another swap is on the cards.

Although I still think he will be here for another season at least (I hope) .

I know it's been done to death ed but is pogba still keen on leaving or has this changed since ole has come in.

{Ed002's Note - I have explained the situation exactly as I understand it to be for months but everyone has ignored it. Try searching because it is tedious doing the same thing over oand over.}

3.) 02 Apr 2019 18:38:31
As much as Pogba is our best outfield player (when he can be arsed), I'd have no issue with him leaving. He has been wanting out for well over a year now and in his time here he has shown he has the ability to be the best midfielder in the world, however, he has also shown the ability to look like one of the most overrated players in the world.

If the rumours of bids of £125m plus are true we should snap the hand off of the team offering that. That sort of money would help massively with the rebuild we will need over the summer. There's also talk over players plus cash from Real but the Ed has said United have no interest in players in a deal and even if we were that would probably mean Bale which isn't what we need.

Rojo, Darmian, Bailly, Jones, De Gea, Mata, Herrera and Pereira, as well as maybe others could all leave. So we could well start next season with a squad that is inferior to our current one unless we invest heavily and in the right players.

4.) 02 Apr 2019 18:57:50
Ole cannot be blamed if Pogba wants to go. If he does want to leave (and I hope he doesn't), then there is nothing that we can do expect drive a hard bargain. When players have that dream of Barcelona or Real Madrid, sometimes there is nothing you can do about it. Certainly not Ole's fault.

5.) 02 Apr 2019 19:15:30
Just hope the club get a good deal and don't get walked over by madrid or end up taking players madrid want to get rid of in exchange.

6.) 02 Apr 2019 19:22:36
Ole isn't responsible for giving players extensions

And if pogba does go then he goes but the recruitment has to be spot on.

Were being linked to coutinho but not for the price they want I wouodnt.



28 Mar 2019 09:03:58
Ole at the wheel.

Fully deserved.




12 Mar 2019 17:54:10
so we all said that February/ start of march would determine OLE's future and if we got out of this run of games with a chance of top 4 would be the best we could aim for.

how are we all feeling? big away performances 1 loss in the cup a miracle in paris and 1 loss in the league only 3 points off 3rd and 2 off 4th add the injuries we suffered in this run.

no doubt the football is different the mood is different we are having a go and we are all enjoying the football again.

has ole passed his test? what more needs doing for him to be given the job is he still everyones choice .

we can still get top 4, FA CUP QF, CL QF not a bad turnaround ay.


1.) 12 Mar 2019 19:37:59
Ole has most definitely passed his test and if he were to be given the job i would have no problem with it.

But if at the time of the joses sacking the club did indeed have plans for a long term vision with pochetino at the wheel working with a director of football, then i would hope they would carry that out regardless of what ole has done.

Poch hasn't suddenly become a worse manager since oles come in and done so well and for me is still the best available manager out there.

2.) 12 Mar 2019 20:19:37
Ole has done wonderful to get us in with a shout of top 4. For him to get the job permanently, he's going to have to get us in the Champions League next year.

I have my reservations about Ole but if he can finish in the top 4, then he thoroughly deserve's it. Considering the position we're in now, if we fail to get top 4, I don't think he's up for it.

3.) 12 Mar 2019 20:44:27
That ia right. It will be Poch. Good though Ole is, he has reached peak achievement levels.

4.) 12 Mar 2019 21:22:13
I still wouldn't give him the job now, he has done great but I would wait till the end of the season to make the decision.

5.) 12 Mar 2019 22:31:54
If Allegri is available I would give it to him. Proven winner in a very hard league. Will make sure our defence is solid and his teams play attractive football. Am slightly concerned at how Poch has started to talk about his team negatively recently. I always prefer the "don't wash your dirty linen in public" attitude. Defend them to the outside world but give them hell if needs be when alone with them. The other thing that concerns me about him is that he cannot seem to instill a winning mentality into Spurs that enables them to keep on winning despite the increasing pressure at the end of a successful season.

6.) 13 Mar 2019 00:02:09
This is crazy talk. Absolute madness. Ole will get the job and I suspect he will do rather well at it.

7.) 13 Mar 2019 06:44:49
Ole breathes Manchester United.
It's time to give the keys to this man who embraces the United culture.

8.) 13 Mar 2019 08:56:41
As DSG mentioned, if we planned for Pochettino as our long term solution, then we should go with it.

But huge credit to Ole, that he has almost managed to make this plan void.

9.) 13 Mar 2019 09:29:40
Let's just enjoy the rest of the season and decide at the end, this post proves that making a decision on a game by game basis is not the way to go about it. When Ole took over we had no chance of top 4, now suddenly he must get top 4 or he doesn't get the job, expectations have increased which is not ideal for him.

I prefer to just have a look at the end of his spell how he has done and then make a decision, still a lot of big games to come, City and Chelsea at home, Wolves away in the league and in the cup and then hopefully a couple of games at Wembley as well as a huge Champions League QF which seemed a pipe dream only a few weeks ago, what a time to be a fan, let's enjoy it and worry about the permanent manager after we pick up the CL trophy on 1st June.



06 Mar 2019 22:11:42
The norweigen pulis has done it again.

Tactically poor people said ole was. We were getting a romping tonight they said what a performance from every single one of them out there.

ositive subs and the team we put out all the injuries what a performance.

What a fecking result. Give him the job


1.) 06 Mar 2019 22:36:38
Surely he does not deserve the United job, did you not see him at Cardiff? Its all down to Fergie and Phelan? How can OLE be so good? In all honesty, the reason he will get the job is how he is the BEST PERSON for it.

2.) 06 Mar 2019 22:50:23
5:4:1 after the disallowed goal was a good decision, we looked dangerous every time we went forward before that but opened up at the back. great game management though and the scenes at full time were a pipe dream three months ago. It really feels like an ethos has been rediscovered, youth players playing in big games, nail biting excitement, never say die attitude, this is united.




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22 Apr 2019 12:21:18
The glazers are not the problem.

They have funded the team with an absolute fortune for transfers over the past 6 years.

And have never got involved with the way the manager works

The problem is the players and the people in charge of sorting the transfers and contract of players.

The players who are as Jose describes a virus are the problem. Bad attitudes and players thinking they are superstars.




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15 Apr 2019 13:47:05
Thanks ed. hopefully this one can get sorted and he renews.




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15 Apr 2019 12:43:27
ed, do you know the reasons why dave wants out? be daft if we were to stop it, he can go for free next summer.


{Ed002's Note - The club won't give him what he wants to stay.}



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15 Apr 2019 12:29:40
how long did it take poch to implement his style and work ethic to the players.

people expect instant change. the reality is it takes TIME

while this team has these players regardless of manager we are not going to be title contenders.

some say we need to get out of this ole bubble when in fact its this whole title challenge bubble.

we are no longer a team to compete at the top level currently

untill we change the way the club is run and the recruitment is sorted we will be top 4 at best this is no easy fix.




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15 Apr 2019 12:18:35
this summer will prove where the owners priorities are and what they care more for.

do they cash in on the only 2 players that will get a hefty fee for or do we invest and get rid of the rubbish.





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22 Apr 2019 12:16:33
All the managers at least had a preseason with the team implemented there own style and got the players on to fit that style

Its embarrassing to even associate myself with some of use on here as so called United fans.

And use wonder why other teams fans take the piss.




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22 Apr 2019 12:09:10
For a start they would be more arsed than half of these waste of spaces in the first team.

Anyone who has an attitude problem they shouldn't be at the club if that means selling the so called best players In our team so be it.

To many times we have slated the manager on here when in fact the players are an absolute joke and if they turn up and play there heart of Wednesday they are even more of a joke.




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20 Apr 2019 14:48:41
I don't get the lukaku hate.

Yes his touch is poor but give him chances he scores goals

If we sell him and stick with rashford and martial as the strikers we are screwed.




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19 Apr 2019 19:24:01
Theres a difference between saying some need a reality check to saying a player doesn't know how to play football and there a virus.

The players do need a reality check some think there better than what they are.




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18 Apr 2019 12:42:20
ed0333 dave is the only one that can demand that sort of money and deserve it.

he has earnt his money.

the amount of times he has saved us in games is unreal.

we lose de gea and we really are a sham of a club.


{Ed0333's Note - you’re mistake was giving Sanchez such an obscene contract. If I was De Gea whose performed outstandingly season after season and then sees sanchez get paid stupid money for performing like a pub player of course he’s within his rights to ask for Sanchez level wages. You’re so right De Gea deserves a shiny new per seed waged contract.