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02 Jul 2019 17:30:03
Are most of the fans on this site full time scouts as most players were linked to someone on here suggests there are better players. I’m not having a go i’d just like it explained why so and so is a much better player than whoever we’re rumoured to be signing, or is it a case where YouTube has been watched or the stats on footy manager or fifa were somewhat derogatory on a Longstaff or a maguire so there must be better players. I mean I watch a lot of football but it’s mainly English or Spanish league the way some fans go on here they watch every league going and have a view on no matter who. If that’s the case then more fool me for questioning your knowledge but then I’d say get a life.

nellym

{Ed002's Note - Well, Whoever has no left foot at all. Which accounts for why he falls over a great deal.}


1.) 02 Jul 2019 18:04:28
nellym if you must know I've taken truro from the brink of knowhere to world dominance.


2.) 02 Jul 2019 18:58:18
You watch English and Spanish leagues but if anyone's watches another league then you tell them get a life,
Your post is worse than any other poster having a view on any player from any league.
This is what the sites about, there is a discussion page on here as well.
Football fans take interest in other players and other leagues.


3.) 02 Jul 2019 19:35:09
I agree Leahy but the way some posters go on they’ve seen every player in the world. I don’t post that often I mainly read the info from the editors I’m guessing your a fifa type of guy.


4.) 02 Jul 2019 19:54:22
No I hardly know every player in the Premier league, so I wouldn't even guess about players in other leagues,
I'd know the players in the big teams in the Spanish, Italian, German leagues, but to be honest I wouldn't have a clue about the lesser teams in those leagues.


5.) 02 Jul 2019 21:24:26
So no full time scouts then. So if our scouts deem the likes of Longstaff the type of player ole should have then perhaps we should trust them.


6.) 02 Jul 2019 21:56:07
I would be happy if we signed longstaff, seems a good player with a great heart and passion for the game.


7.) 02 Jul 2019 23:35:41
Nelly,

Seems like you are just after an argument here mate, there are plenty of people on here who are knowledgable on different players and everyone has (and is entitled to) an opinion. I’m very much someone who uses this site for info on players, I rarely give my opinion on anyone outside the premier league as I only watch premier league football, so if there’s someone on here who can tell me about Bruno Fernandes or someone else we are linked with then that’s great.


 

 

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.

nellym

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.

nellym

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.

nellym

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.

nellym

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.


 

 

 

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04 Sep 2019 10:04:00
RWWD that's all well and good but what if we were to finish 6th,7th,8th or lower would the top class players needed to bolster the youthful options want to come. I'm not certain they would as the top players want to compete for the top honours. They may come if we throw money at them but we've all seen the problems with that. I'm hope for a couple of top class editions in January to help push us on for a top 4 finish but that's a hard market with teams no wanting to part with their better players and also not sure the board will deliver.
I really hope that the board do give ole all the help he wants with additions but fear they won't knowing he'll toe the line basically hanging him out to dry.

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07 Jun 2019 20:18:58
Have to disagree only on the fact he isn’t United’s worst player that honour could go to either jones, rojo, darmian, Young first and to say whoever sells him will win the league we’ll that's just ridiculous.

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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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21 Sep 2019 15:05:09
oh come on mumbles poch isn't doing that well of a job they lost the most games in the top 6 than anybody last season already lost 2 this season. What wonders is he really doing with spurs. Sure they got top 4 last season and reached the champs league final which they lost. Spurs an poch ain't doing that great for me.

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31 Aug 2019 20:22:50
We will not finish in the top 6 as we lack creativity and are not clinical enough with the few chances we create. Therefore I believe that the Calibre of players needed will not join hence we will never really improve season on season. The board needs a change in mentality as they do not care about the fans as we are now a business.80s footy and decent cup runs is all we can expect now.

According to reports/ rumours Sancho is our top target but didn’t want to join this year because of no champions league football does any fan without the red tinted glasses on think we’ll get it this season. Be honest.

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31 Aug 2019 20:12:24
This is not a knee jerk reaction. United will not finish in the top 6 this season. Any team that sits deep we will struggle against as we lack creativity. Any team that wants to play will always have a chance because what chances we make we do not convert enough so will always be in the game add to that our squad is very thin, we missed martial today a player who does convert chances. Rashford is not that player I do not think he ever will be.

United are a very average side at full strength so a couple of injuries to key players and I say that loosely I think we’re looking at 10th. I've accepted this as we’re going to need patience and a few transfer windows though fear the type of player we need to take the next step will not want to join. I lived through the 80s when we was bang average and was a cup side at best. Those days may be back until we have a board and manager on the same page.

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13 Aug 2019 06:35:42
Ed1 I agree with your assessment though I think most United fans are happy without the chuckle Bros. and young in the defence. Also with everything either wan Bissaka or maguire did they did it well. Wan Bissaka was solid and maguire brought a little composure with his play, understanding will take time and we all saw the beginning of what could be so I think that’s why we’re all happy with the defence.

nellym

{Ed001's Note - Bissaka is a brilliant player and Maguire did nothing that Lindelöf does not already bring. You still conceded too many chances to a team that is very weak going forward right now. And Shaw is going to cost you a lot of goals this season if he doesn't buck his ideas up. It is early days but there were a lot more worrying signs than good ones down your left. The plus is that good results breed confidence and the defending will improve because of that anyway, as the players will play better. But Shaw is a major worry for me and I don't see a good match there with Maguire at all. However ten games in and that could change completely. A good run of results is the important thing now. Give the players a chance to learn about each others' games.}


 

 

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27 Jul 2019 12:13:31
I said pretty much the same thing a couple of weeks ago then got many thumbs down and panned because of it, mainly from snappy who seems a know it all. Decided not to bother so much on this site now only look to see the Ed’s thoughts on things.

nellym