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06 May 2019 11:08:36
Is anyone else worried by the fact Solskjaer has tried so many different formations/ tactics. Normally a manager has his way of playing in a set formation and sticks with it so the players get used to it.

I know injuries have maybe hampered his plan a little but to change from week to week is a little concerning, I'm hoping ole succeeds and in no way am I defending the players but how likely are we to see any rhythm in our play if we change the way we play game to game.


1.) 06 May 2019 11:47:31
Not at all. We have a fractured squad who are either unable or unwilling to play in certain ways. So as a manager you have no choice but to try and work out a different way to get the results.

Give him the summer to move some players out, bring some new players in and to work with the side during pre-season. Then judge if there is any improvement next season.

People need to remember Pep didn't win the title in his first season as City manager. Even with a pre-season behind him to drill his players, an almost unlimited budget, buying 8+ new players was he able to get his side playing perfectly. It took arguably the best manager in the world, with a very good squad to start with 500m plus buying 15 new players, and two whole seasons to create a winning side.

Yet people are hanging Ole out to dry after half a season with a terrible squad, no money and no chance to bring in or ship out even one player.

2.) 06 May 2019 11:48:22
It's hard to have a consistent team and formation when

1. The team is crap
2. We have no squad depth.

3.) 06 May 2019 12:07:05
Well said shappy.

4.) 06 May 2019 12:11:40
That’s a good shout Shappy. Ole Solskjaer has to be given time now. I think it was a mistake announcing him before the season ended but it’s done and Woodward has made his bed. I’m desperate for Ole to succeed but I’m also desperate to see him given time to rebuild a squad capable of actually playing some half decent football.

5.) 06 May 2019 12:22:31
Shappy I remember peps 1st season though he didn’t have the players to carry out his plan you could still see how he set the team up and how he wanted the team to play. What I’m concerned about is we look like we have no plan or style of play game to game as it’s always changing. I’m also concerned that ole will not get as much backing as the fans want less so the players we need.

6.) 06 May 2019 12:34:56
The difference being that pep came from managing the biggest clubs in football, with huge experience handling players with all sorts of egos and traits.

7.) 06 May 2019 12:36:44
He has no idea. never did have an idea. Will never have an idea. Let's stop this insane and inane optimistic posturing. A mistake has been made, and hardly for the first time. Go get someone who can manage and recruit. Relying on emotion, sentiment, heritage fantasies, imagery and symbolism is futile.

At least he is cheap to terminate. So terminate.

8.) 06 May 2019 12:56:58
It doesn't help when most of the team are out of breath after thirty minutes like yesterday. How professional athletes can be so unfit is beyond me.

9.) 06 May 2019 13:06:34
I can't remember watching a PL team so out of shape like Utd are.

Frankly its embarrassing. Sheer petulance. All we can do is back the manager and hope for the best.

10.) 06 May 2019 13:47:54
The ...............

{Ed002's Note - Why bother posting when you know so little about the club? At the moment you are just trolling the posts of others. You would do better to post nothing and try to learn.}

11.) 06 May 2019 15:01:10
Shappy is bang on here.

I don't know enough about the details of how the club is run but something is broken above Ole's head And something seems a miss in the changing room. We need a clear out, fresh ideas and new personalities.

12.) 06 May 2019 16:45:17
If a strong personality like Mourinho couldn't put his foot down and get backed, do you guys think Ole will do that or have the backing.

I very much doubt anything will change.

The club seems to be be clueless and targeting Mouirnho's identified player which again points to th3 fact Ole is not choosig the players it is getting chose by the people above.

Th3 club is just going back on their words which is r3qlly bad and if a new manager looks at it from that angle i am sure he wouldn't want to be associated with th3 club unless he is given full backing.

Ole was and is a easy get away choice because of the fqns that adore him and will give him time but i don't think he has it in him to succeed long term unless there is a full structure around him which i highly doubt it going by whqt the clubs has been doing for the last 6 years.

I promise you guys the next excuse we are going to have is that it wasnt Ole's chosen players if the club decides to buy Mourinho's targets and will most likely be in a never ending transition period for the next 5 years or so.

The club is player poker and the sooner the dealer gets relieved of his duties the better it is because the cards have been the same but just exchanged hands a few times to keep us fans happy.

13.) 06 May 2019 17:54:59
So Ed ....

{Ed002's Note - Yopu are seemingly the most ill-informermed of the ManchesterUnited supporters - it is really a joke how little the others know - and well beyond a joke what you know.}

14.) 06 May 2019 20:53:23
Ok Malcolm I succumb to your vast knowledge of every detail of the inner workings of our club. Thank you.



29 Mar 2019 10:27:26
I’m happy ole is finally confirmed as manager.

I’m also a little worried, he says the right things and we’ve had some improvement but what I worry about is the signings he may make and how much control he’ll have over them.

I’m sure he’ll know what signings we need and who needs to go but with Woodward in place will he get what he wants and if he doesn’t think we’ll im manager of Manchester United I’ll go with what we have because if that’s the case we’ll fall short again.

Of course this could happen with any manager we appoint but I want ole to have success but I’m not sure he’ll get the backing he really wants with the idiot above him. For me he looks like he’s set up to fail if the structure of the club isn’t sorted which is what our last few managers have found out to be the case.


1.) 29 Mar 2019 12:27:25
I get your point. Some people seem to think that Ole will just be a yes man and put up with things as they are. But based on what we know of Ole I think that's wrong. He's a determined character who knows what he wants. I don't think he'll settle for second best. As he keeps saying this is Manchester United. He's saying all the right things publicly. I imagine he's said them privately too. The world and his dog knows where our failings have been and I imagine they Ole will have raised this in the contract talks with a view to getting this resolved. The results he's got put him in a strong position with poch staying put and zidane going back to madrid it didn't many alternatives and woodworm can't get this one wrong.

2.) 29 Mar 2019 13:05:53
I hope your right mort because united winning makes my world so much happier.



02 Sep 2018 20:39:37
Thought we was brilliant today, thought everyone played well and as a team could of scored 7.We was creative and quick and beat a team who have proved tough to beat in recent seasons quite easily today.

United played the best I've seen in quite a few seasons I was that impressed.


1.) 02 Sep 2018 21:04:32
Let’s be fair we could have put 3/ 4 past Spurs too.

2.) 02 Sep 2018 22:08:29
Totally agree played well against them too but as a whole today we looked solid never really looked liked conceding. Maybe it's carrick and mckenna's influence in training starting to come to fruition.

3.) 02 Sep 2018 22:51:33
Everyone did their job, some better than others but the 5 pads at the back looked comfortable all game. The midfield got stuck in and did their part. The forwards linked up and created chances.

All in all it was very good performance. The doomsday lads will say "it was only Burnley" but we dominated like we should.

The reaction from the bench when the second goal went in was great to see. Maybe those morons can fly a plane every game, it's a good luck charm!

4.) 02 Sep 2018 23:25:03
3 points I loved about our performance today:
1) Big Wig: thought he played really well and you could see the confidence shift in the CBs with him there. Magic looked better too as did Pogba (except pen miss) .
2) Clean sheet
3) The banner: I’ve said it multiple times before but the problem as I see it is not José and I find it encouraging that for once blame is being directed at someone else other thN the manager. Not to mention, the blame IMO is accurately angled on this occasion.

5.) 03 Sep 2018 03:26:03
All power to the mighty WIG-could be the defensive hero no-one knew was already there-outstanding!

6.) 03 Sep 2018 08:51:37
I enjoyed the game yesterday and agree with the points raised about the match, I just don't see how a stupid banner will do any good, it just gives the press another bullet to fire at Mourinho. It is pathetic IMO.

7.) 03 Sep 2018 13:53:20
The passion and love from the fans has been incredible and honestly more than I thought Jose deserved. But could this spell finally make him realise how lucky he is to be managing a club with such loyal fans? I hope so and the signs are there that maybe he is starting to appreciate, and even enjoy the job.



29 Oct 2017 08:47:09
I wouldn't be surprised to see Ibrahimovich play in Mkhitarians position once fit as he likes to drop deep and link play something we are not seeing from Mkhitarian at the minute. Ibra would have a bigger presence on the field regarding goal threat/ set pieces. We miss Pogba as the creative player, I think he alone brings the best out of our team. Mkhitarian just doesn't do enough for me largely anonymous like playing with 10 men does not link midfield with attack making us a little toothless. I think if we stay in touch with city get Pogba back buy a left back in january that Jose trusts and maybe a creative midfielder as cover/ or play alongside Pogba then we'll have a real shot at this season title.


1.) 29 Oct 2017 09:18:58
Would kill us in cm .

Ibra could play as a second striker but he isn't a 10.

2.) 29 Oct 2017 10:11:14
I was generally thinking as a link between midfield and attack as mkhitarian isn't doing it, with him missing in games I think were suffering as a team putting extra pressure on matic/ herrera and lukaku in attack.

3.) 29 Oct 2017 10:45:29
I agree with Jred he can maybe drop a bit deeper and play as a second striker but that would leave us vulnerable in midfield.

The only way I can realistically see him accommodating both Lukaku and Ibra in the same team would be in a 3-5-2 type formation! Unfortunately I'm not sure where that would leave the likes of Rashford and Martial?

It will be fascinating to see how Jose integrate's him back into the side as part of me just can't see Ibra sitting on the bench. Watch this space!

4.) 29 Oct 2017 11:04:15
Do you not feel were a little vulnerable with mkhitarian not offering anything on the field. Sure were still getting results but tell me what does he do that makes us more secure, he's like a non existant presence in our team. He doesn't create, score, tackle and when he dribbles he's easily knocked off the ball losing possession. I like mkhitarian as a player but for me he has to do more to justify his place in the team, he's our playmaker so must want the ball dictate the play create and score and he's not doing that.

5.) 29 Oct 2017 11:13:00
Could we even see a team of De Gea, Bailly, Smalling, Jones, Valencia, Young, Fellaini, Matic, Pogba, Ibra, Lukaku?!

I don't think we'd win any prizes for style but that would be a pretty imposing and intimidating side to play against!

6.) 29 Oct 2017 12:26:33
Nellym - I agree Miki hasn't been playing well for a long time now but he does help out in midfield often dropping deep to make the extra man and he has the pace to get forward in support of and beyond Lukaku. When he's playing well he's good at dribbling with the ball and can see a pass, having said that he's doesn't do this anywhere near enough so I do take your point. I must admit I'm not the biggest fan of No 10's generally speaking as I don't think a lot of them give you enough and often become a luxury. A lot of No 10's seduce you and lead you into a false sense of security, keeping you waiting for that moment of brilliance and before you know it 5 or 6 games have passed and they've done nothing. Just as you start to get frustrated that moment arrives and seduces you all over again! I like more output from my players but that's just my opinion and of course not all No 10's are like this! The No 10's we've had in recent seasons the likes of Miki, Mata, Kagawa haven't really done enough in my opinion and traditionally we haven't played with a No 10 anyway although I think it's something Jose likes in his teams.

7.) 29 Oct 2017 13:00:41
I do agree with you danny regarding the no.10s United have had/ got never really worked for us probably why I suggested Ibra to play a more conventional 2 up front.

{Ed025's Note - square pegs in round holes for me nelly..

8.) 29 Oct 2017 13:30:03
Highly likely we'll adopt 352. Rojo to return, Jose has Valencia and Young. Then you have to accommodate two top strikers. Seems the best option. Done it against Spurs but used Smalling instead of Rojo, Rashford instead of Ibra. Not sure it's what I want, but evidence suggests we'll go that way when Ibra and Rojo are fit. We'll see.



23 Sep 2017 16:55:47
Good sign of winning while not paying well.


1.) 23 Sep 2017 18:07:14
Every week?

2.) 23 Sep 2017 18:47:10
Yes Beast, if we win every single week this season without playing well what do you think we will get come May? That's right a nice big EPL title and a god damn parade. If we do that in all the cup competitions we'll have a UCL, an FA cup and a EFL cup as well.
And if that happens I can guarantee you you'll be the only can unhappy with it.

3.) 23 Sep 2017 19:16:30
Why so extreme?

I'll be happy we won things for about 30 minutes after the success, but then disappointed that I dedicated 90+hours of my life watching underwhelming performances. I watch to be entertained and hope to see players fulfill their potential. Granted most watch for the end result so I'm sure you and they will be delighted if we win every game 1-0 from now until the end of the season.

I value my free time, I dedicate a large proportion of it to watching and discussing the club, but some people may be at the point in life where they don't get to hammer their City mates/ colleagues, or rebut abuse on a daily basis on account of things happening out of your control. Horses for courses mate, unfortunately I will not be lifting these cups, receiving big bonuses or attending the parade - but I will live in hope that we start playing like the Man Utd I and many others fell in love with.

4.) 23 Sep 2017 20:42:12
Stop watching then beast.

You've done some moaning the past 4 seasons but continue to watch. So obviously not that disappointed that you dedicated so much time over the last number of years.

5.) 24 Sep 2017 08:56:30
we can tell how valuable your time is, with the long rants the moment a game finishes.

u can sit on your high horse and berate mourinho (and as a direct consequence, your "beloved" club) all u want, but it's just that, moaning and sour grapes from a truly negative person.

The fact of the matter is, mourinho is in charge and the whole of footballing world is observant enuff to pick up on the progress this team has made under him.

yesterday was a tough game, heck Southampton players have, for the past couple of trips there, given a very good account for themselves. I truly feel for them, the way they play, they should be at least a top6 or 7 team consistently.

Beast, seriously go drink a ton e of koolaid.

6.) 24 Sep 2017 09:11:13
Don't tell me what to do Angel - I've explained above "I live in hope". I also enjoyed West Ham. Fickle fans stop watching and in my opinion, if we lost these games 1-0 instead of won (which easily could happen most weeks), this website would be going mental.

7.) 24 Sep 2017 10:25:28
But we did not lose that game. If we were playing like that last season, United's defence would have found a way to concede a late goal to lose or draw the game. The fact that we won the game despite not playing well is improvement in itself.

8.) 24 Sep 2017 10:25:54
Oh my personal troll is back, I come on here to talk about Man Utd, you come on here to talk about Beast. You'd be the first to drink the Beast Koolaid pal given a chance - but as it happens this is the last response you garner from me, you'll have to suffer in your own little world.

9.) 24 Sep 2017 10:57:24
It's just a point I'm making beast, you moan about your valuable time and being extremely disappointed but you continue to watch. So it's obviously not that disappointing for you.

10.) 24 Sep 2017 11:19:24
Angel - I know what you mean, but just like Shappy's post it's about extremes all the time. I am not enjoying watching Utd nearly as much as I used to. I had about 20 years of enjoying the majority of games, 4-5 years of being bored more than entertained is frustrating but on the whole I am enriched by supporting Utd. I expect us to leave 3rd gear any day now, it's the pointless waiting that irks me.

We all have busy lives I'm sure, football is primarily for entertainment no matter what anybody says. Winning things is great, but fundamentally the only people that benefit from that are the people directly participating, we obviously enjoy the feeling of winning, but it's by-proxy and before you know it a new season is upon us. So I'd rather watch a game seeing beautiful football, fast play, teamwork, chances being created etc. Jose isn't known for that so it's a bit annoying for me, however the West Ham match and first half against Burton were a joy to behold. I see no reason why we can't play like that more often, or even try to play like that.

Here's one of my crap analogies - Like having a really hot and smart bird, that never bothers to put on makeup and lies in bed all day drinking and smoking fags rather than doing nice things together. Sure you get to enjoy your time in the sack (winning games), but you could be doing so much more together (play entertaining football) - you know there is so much more she is capable of, but constantly feeling disappointed about unmet potential is annoying.

11.) 25 Sep 2017 15:47:52
yup your right beast, it really is a crap analogy!




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09 Apr 2019 22:04:29
So Sanchez could be moving. Best for all concerned I think. Lozano fits the bill for me young absolutely rapid and knows where the goal is.




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21 Jan 2019 06:26:16
Wan Bissaka.




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24 Mar 2018 18:33:58
Agree with all of the posts regarding jesse in some degree, better than dele alli in my opinion who plays a similar role especially this season.




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31 Jan 2018 19:03:22
Hope I'm proved wrong but I can't see it happening tonight. No media outlet anywhere is reporting it may be on from what I've seen. Has anybody else seen anything other than what ed2 has mentioned. If it is on we are very hush hush about it.




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12 Nov 2017 12:06:25
I think if you read between the lines of ed2 quotes players will be leaving so others can come in.





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23 May 2019 18:15:54
Eric is god
Why should we expect quick deals when we know full well this isn’t how United do things under Woodward.
What we can expect is United to drag their feet through the entire window and even then wonder if we are at all going to sign our targets. If and and it’s a big if we do some early business then it’s a bonus as our board show time and time again the incompetency of a transfer window.




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18 May 2019 19:02:42
Ed4 my sentiments exactly I think our English home grown players have had criticism and rightly so but far less than pogba. I also agree they are not good enough for a team aspiring to be top of the league again, for me squad players at best.


{Ed004's Note - I like each of Rashford, Lingard and Mctominay but only one of them is potentially good enough to be a starter for us if we want to be competing with the best}



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18 May 2019 09:30:33
Red man how do you know OGS has neither leadership or managerial ability, he’s been in the job 5minutes let him get his own players in get rid of some of the deadwood so that he can implement his own style (hopefully a lot better than it’s been) and then judge him.

I don’t mean judge him after he’s done that and only had 5-10 games with new players and system either. It is not going to be a short term process we have to think long term otherwise we will be where we are now also rans.

I’m not saying Solskjaer is the manager we need but I’m willing to give him time to do the things he needs to. I hope he’s ruthless and not a boardroom puppet hopefully he delivers.




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12 May 2019 10:56:07
Have to agree with good on this. Solid enough pro gave his all and probably should of been made captain through lack of candidates but not good enough to compete for the top honours in the 1st eleven. We need better and hopefully his replacement will be, if not as a team we’ll only achieve the mediocrity of the last 5/ 6years.




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09 May 2019 18:50:24
Shappy I have to disagree about lingard what does he offer other than run around a lot. He doesn’t create any chances he doesn’t score he doesn’t tackle I fail to see the benefit of having him on the pitch. Could you please enlighten me.