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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!



28 May 2017 12:56:36
The reason we didn't score enough goals this season is because we bottleneck our attack every 1 of our wide men cut in as soon as they have the ball so to defend against that is very easy for opposing teams, they just get two banks of four sat in the area and we struggle to penetrate through. So to get wingers in ala perisic to hug the touchline and head for the byline would stretch the play bringing either an opposing fullback or wide midfielder out to challenge. Attacking full backs are also what we need or at least ones that go beyond the winger if need be which would bring opposing full back and wide midfielder out to close down thus creating more space for our other players to exploit.
So for me perisic would be a good signing not a fancy name but good for the team and it is just a rumour after all it may not be true so stop getting your knickers in a twist and trust in jose we did after all win a trophy or two.


{Ed004's Note - I think we badly need to improve our full backs. I haven't seen Spurs struggle to create with Ali, Eriksen and Son coming inside. Mkhitaryan and Martial are both effective coming through the middle and have excellent ball control but our full backs never attack at pace or get to the byline}

1.) 28 May 2017 13:06:52
Your right ed4 that didn't stop them scoring and maybe your right but what did they win.

{Ed004's Note - I don't see how that is relevant I was just giving an example of how effective full backs can be. Will I start giving in depth analysis of how effective Carvajal and Marcelo are to Madrid or how much Barcelona are missing Alves and Alba or maybe how good Alves and Sandro are for Juventus. Or maybe we should look at probably the most entertaining team in europe who play Sibide and Mendy}

2.) 28 May 2017 13:36:13
Before Shaw broke his leg he looked immense and was certainly another attacking outlet. Hopefully he can get back to playing like that.
Valencia is good but has a habit of holding onto the ball to long as well as cutting back inside to hold the ball up.
I remember rafael beating men and putting some top crosses in. He played with drive and determination. Unfortunately he was rash at times and injury prone. Would Kyle walker be a good signing? I'd say yes out we would have to pay a premium.

{Ed004's Note - I am really hoping we move for Nelson Semedo. Looks like City will get Walker}

3.) 28 May 2017 15:34:21
it was only relevant as you mentioned spurs, I do mention in my original post we need attacking full backs that go past the wide midfielder/ attacker.



05 Feb 2017 09:10:17
I think United would fare much better playing rashford up top with ibra behind martial left mkhitaryan right then the goals will come. although chances created hasn't really been a problem our attack does bottleneck, martial and micky need to stay wide to stretch the play rashford up top does the same thus creating space . its been mentioned to me ibra wouldn't like this due to his ego and wanting to be the main man up top though i believe he could still be the main man in this system and he comes deep anyway so his influence on the pitch would not diminish.


1.) 05 Feb 2017 09:35:36
Thats the problem, Mata and Mkhitaryan are No.10's at heart and need to be further infield to get the most out of them. Both Martial and Rashford arr strikers, they may have pace but their instinct is to head for the goal not the stick to the touchline.

This wouldn't be a problem if we had full backs who would bomb forward and stretch play, but we don't.

Valencia on the right is doing his best, but we have no one doing it in the left. Blind and Darmian aren't that kind of full back and Shaw is out of sorts and looks like he is struggling.

I'd splash out on Nelson Semedo and Ricardo Rodriguez in the summer. But that doesn't solve the problem now.

I would try playing Young on the left, let him stretch the full back out and see how much more effective our players in the middle can be if given a bit more space.

2.) 05 Feb 2017 09:41:42
Then Pogba would have to be dropped. I don't have any problem with that but Mourinho does.

3.) 05 Feb 2017 10:13:25
Semedo is a fantastic shout. Great player. Would that push someone towards the door though?

4.) 05 Feb 2017 10:18:01
You don't spend a world record fee on a player to not play them.

You don't spend close to 200m in transfer fees and pay out 30m a year in wages for two players who can't seem to play at their best together in the same team.

We've already invested in Pogba, we should now try and make the signings that will get the best out of him. And let's not beat around the bush if we can get the best out of him we will have the best midfielder on the planet.

5.) 05 Feb 2017 10:43:17
Probably Angelred, I don't think Darmian will be here next season. Valencia isn't getting any younger so a young exciting full back like Semedo would be ideal.

I also feel that there are question marks over the long term future of Shaw. That's why I feel a player like Ricardo Rodriguez would be great. Nothing wrong with have strong competiton in a very physically demanding area of the pitch. Players need rest as well as cover for injuries and suspensions.

I think there could be question marks over the heads of Rojo, Jones, Smalling and Blind. I wouldn't be suprised to see two of them leave in the summer either. With the others staying more as a squad option.

6.) 05 Feb 2017 12:07:19
You don't think Jones has done enough shappy?

7.) 05 Feb 2017 13:03:12
The club were considering letting him go in the summer. Maybe he's done enough maybe he hasn't I don't call the shots. Lol.

I guess we'll see, his injury record doesn't help his cause.

8.) 05 Feb 2017 17:39:05
Agreed shappy, but he has been in a great reign of form and he has managed his body quite well. For me he has all the attributes to be our CB for years to come. Just have to hope that the injuries are less and less.




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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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17 Aug 2015 20:20:45
Correct me if I'm wrong but did'nt berahino score 18 goals last season for west brom.Not bad going and why the obsession with a world class striker as they are mostly and probably unattainable.If berahino came to united and scored 18 goals I think most fans would be pleased and he's still young enough to have the potential to be better.





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14 Feb 2019 06:16:48
I have to agree seems we’ve been saying the same thing for so long though. I think we also lack creativity in the middle of the pitch, if pogba ain’t doing it were not going to see much creativity from matic or Herrera no matter how well they’re playing, I also think we’re unbalanced down the right and need a proper right sided winger/ inside forward liked what I saw of Jadon Sancho last night looks a great prospect.




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08 Dec 2018 11:09:08
Beast great post my thoughts to T.




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02 Dec 2018 20:52:42
Eddie Howe anyone?




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28 Nov 2018 16:35:44
Your right in that pogba has quality but wrong when you say more often than not. Since he’s been back you could count on one hand stand out games, and how often does he try something clever only to lose the ball when a simple pas will do which results in an attack that he doesn’t bust a gut to try and win back. Midfield is still a problem.




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28 Nov 2018 15:18:29
I agree with you both. I've seen ships turn quicker than him (Matic) and loss of form doesn't make you less mobile in my opinion finished at the top. Pogba cannot play midfield in our league and is more suited to Spain or Italy, her tries to be clever and loses possession then strolls back which is unforgivable in a team game so get rid and buy someone who is suited to our league. Fred has not had much of a chance and deserves more time. Herrera a good squad player. Fellaini although our saviour last night and a few other occasions shouldn't be at a top team either. So I would say our midfield is still an issue and why we concede goals and lack creativity.