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06 Aug 2017 17:50:53
Read somewhere that United want Sergi Roberto (personally I think it's bull news just made for the sake of selling papers) . But I just love the guy, so much talent and can play a couple of positions. Doesn't get the game time he wants at Barcelona but can't see him getting minutes at United either.

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1.) 07 Aug 2017 00:10:31
He was constantly played out of position at Barcelona is the press are to be believed 40m euros is far too much.


2.) 07 Aug 2017 12:49:53
Sounds like Barcelona trying to use Utd to get him sold.


 

 

31 May 2015 18:48:59
What happened to the young RB we have on loan to Real Madrid B. I think Varela was his name.

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22 Feb 2018 06:12:49
Missed the game yesterday. Woke up and saw it was a draw. First came to this site to see the general opinion. It felt that it was an OK result, we didn't attack much but did well defensively. Then I saw the extended highlights. There was I think 1 chance which could have been a goal in which Lukaku missed the chance. On the other hand they missed a lot of chances and we could have easily lost. We had that 1 win against spurs where Martial came on and scored against tired legs and now mourinho thinks he has found some kind of a masterplan and tries to do that repeatedly. De gea and the other team scuffing their chances were the only positives to take away from the match. It was a match that the other team deserved to win. With all the English teams performing well it was even more embarrassing. We are the underdogs now when they come to OT. If we score 1st we will sit back and they can even win the tie by equalising in the 90th minute. If they score 1st then I have no faith in our team that we will score 2 against them. I have full faith in mourinho and he is of course much more intelligent than any of us but the problem with him is that he is not evolving with time. This has all the makings of a disastrous season for us. And if anyone thinks we will be in top 4 come the end of season then just take a look at points table and our form.

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1.) 22 Feb 2018 08:00:05
DDG did the DDG thing to keep us from conceding.

We didn't play well. There's no cohesion at all in our team.


2.) 22 Feb 2018 09:10:52
What did Sevilla do to deserve to win? Have loads of really rubbish shots? They kept the ball but had no end product, De Gea made one good save, the rest any of us would have saved, most of them sailed well wide.

I presume Jose thinks that we will be good enough to beat them at home, I fully agree and can't wait to go in 19 days time, can't beat a big European night at OT.

{Ed025's Note - i do admire your positivity GDS but there is a difference between that and blind faith mate, if you are happy with the way UTD are playing then it just shows how far standards have dropped..


3.) 22 Feb 2018 09:31:31
Ed,

I decided to watch the 2nd half last night without the chat room as the negativity gets to me and makes me miss parts of the game. I enjoy watching United play win, lose or draw, we aren't as good as we once were at the moment but I'm not spoilt enough to think I have to support a team that is amazing. I obviously differ from everybody else on here but I know a lot of my mates and matchgoing reds agree with me, so I don't think this is the place for me anymore.

{Ed025's Note - i happen to enjoy your posts GDS and admire your faith, i just feel that sometimes you have to call a spade a spade mate, 2nd in the league and last 16 of the CL is not to be sniffed at and as a means to an end you have a good point, but i have always believed that UTD were above that and were the benchmark when it came to entertainment and creative football, i hope you change your mind as its good to have different views being expressed on here but its all about perspective, if they play well then by all means laud it up but if they are poor then its ok to express that as well, in the end its all about opinions and on that there is no right or wrong..


4.) 22 Feb 2018 18:10:19
You're right, Ed. They were. But they aren't any more. And trying to get that back is clearly much harder than we all imagined, especially without SAF, Gill, and taking way too many years to rebuild our midfield and defence.

{Ed025's Note - in my view you have the wrong man at the helm arnie which is holding you back, you have the creative players and the wherewithal to improve the squad if need be but set up not to lose rather than win mate..


 

 

13 Feb 2018 14:53:08
Most of the points have been covered by you guys, so I'm not going to talk about that. But when the season started a lot was said about our team average height and the physicality of the players. I can't remember a single goal we've scored from corners this season (I hope they have scored atleast 1). TBH I'm always concerned when we concede a corner. We've had no proper free kick taker for years. Maybe someone like mata scores once in a season. If my life depended on someone scoring a penalty, I won't pick anyone from United.

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1.) 13 Feb 2018 15:49:19
spot on mate. I think we are ok while attacking set pieces but the service has been poor. Same can't be said about defending set pieces and crosses from open play.

Game against huddersfield we were trying to play through the middle and it was clearly not working as we were slow to create anything which gave them time to organise easily ( this has been the case with most teams ) . in the second half as soon as the first cross came in from open play by mata, lukaku scored.

Not against playing through the middle as it now suits most of our players but having a striker like lukaku upfront its shocking we aren't trying to cross more through the wings.


 

 

08 Feb 2018 14:47:15
I hope Jose stays with us for a while, wins us a few trophies and brings back the winning mentality in the team. But when he goes, who according to you guys should take over and what approach should we have in regards to the managers. Should the club look for a long term manager like SAF or follow Bayern structure of freshening up the things every 2-3 years. For long term I haven't seen any manager like SAF who has stayed and won with the same club. Wenger has been here long but is nowhere near fergie. The pressure of winning is ofcourse too much on the managers these days and I don't see any manager being at helm for long and succeeding in the present scenario so for me changing managers regularly at intervals of 3-4 years and identifying them in advance and having backup plans ( like Bayern does ) . I've been very impressed by Nagelsmann and Tuchel and they have proved themselves in Bundesliga. Instead of going with the old guys I think we should be looking at managers with new ideas and hunger. The game has changed a lot and these younger guys with financial backing might take us to new heights.

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1.) 08 Feb 2018 15:17:44
Personally I think managers like Sir Alex are at best a once in a generation managers. I highly doubt we will see any manager approach anything like the longevity he had. For one thing you have to be continually successful to keep your job, which is very hard. The other issue however is most top managers will look for a new challenge after a few years. Pep for example doesn’t like staying at one club for a prolonged period. He seeks new challenges to test himself, which is why he is arguably the best there is at the moment. The moment he gets too comfortable and decides he isn’t fussed to try a new challenge will be the start of his decline.

I think the trick to having a continually successful club is to have a figurehead who maintains a consistent approach, while allowing fresh ideas to grow and for the club to adapt.

Sir Alex managed this over many years by consistently bringing in a new assistant who had new ideas and he allowed them a certain amount of freedom with the team while he maintained a strong grasp of the club by having the final say. It worked beautifully.

The issue when you keep chopping and changing managers while allowing them freedom to bring in the players they want is that when the leave the next manager is often left with players suited to a different style than they would like.

Case in point only two players Mourinho has signed have been shorter than 6ft, one of those Mkhitaryan has since left the club. Jose values physicality, where as LvG valued technique. Neither are wrong to have those opinions but it's hard to get a team playing the way you want when you don’t have the players suited to that style.

Likewise at a club our size with the sheer amount of off the field commitments and organising that goes on it can be very hard to find a manager up to the task of taking on such a juggernaut. We have a massive history and even bigger expectations from our supporters. As such you need a very thick skin, around 36 hours in a day and maybe a dozen pairs of hands to keep everything running up to standard.

It's a tough job, arguably the toughest in club football. Expectations maybe be as higher or even higher at other clubs, but at no other club are you expected to manage so many aspects of the football club while maintaining those standards and living up to expectation.

I feel the only way to go is to bring in a director of football, someone who can manage all the day to day off field activities, someone who can hire coaches who’s own vision is similar to that of the clubs, someone who understands football and what its like to be in the dressing room, but at the same time has no desire to manage the team and will allow the manager tactical freedom.

Then it’s no longer about trying to find a manager who can cope with the huge task of managing our club both on the field and off it, while also sharing the club’s ethos and style and having a proven track record. All you need is to find a manager with a similar style and ethos and who has proven themselves somewhat. Bring them in for 3-5 years then find someone fresh with new ideas to reinvigorate the team and to continue take the club forward while maintaining the clubs own identity.


2.) 08 Feb 2018 16:28:56
Managers come and go . Some do better than others.


3.) 08 Feb 2018 17:29:23
We had the long term and identity model with moyes and lvg but made a u-turn once mourinho became available for quick success (epl title)
Happy that mourinho has signed an extension which tells me he wants to win the title with us. However we will have to go through the rebuild phase again when he leaves regardless of if he wins the title or not.
Winning with mourinho will make it a little better and give us more time and patience to rebuild (especially our identity)
If things don't go well with mourinho i would like us to go for diego simeone, i feel his style is similar to mourinho and might be able to adapt to a more attacking style with better players and money.


4.) 08 Feb 2018 17:57:07
Mourinho does tend to favour older players. Matic and Sanchez for example are unlikely to be key players for the next manager if Mourinho sees out his contract.

However, we will still have players such as DDG, Bailly, Jones, Lindelof, Shaw, Pogba, Lingard, Martial, Rashford and Lukaku still in their prime. Plus we have youngsters such as Tuanzebe, TFM, Andreas Pereira, Chong and Gomes who might have made the jump by then to regular first team players. Which is a very good core, and that is before we add any more players this summer and in future transfer windows before Mourinho leaves.
I think on this occasion Mourinho will definitely leave the club in a better position than he found it.


5.) 08 Feb 2018 21:14:08
If we want flair and excitement go for Sarri from
Napoli but the job may be too colossal for him as with a lot of managers. If you just want success the best man is currently in charge.
While Pep is at city Mourinho is the best chance we have to challenge them. It may not be pretty but he’s done it before and the magnitude of Man Utd doesn’t phase him as much as it would a less experienced manager.


 

 

11 Jan 2018 13:52:33
Just now a couple of "journalists" have come out and said we've bid for Alexis. I don't know if it's true or not but do you guys think that some of these guys might be paid by betting agencies to post such rumours. Not all but maybe some of these so that the betting companies can make profit. Food reviewers do this a lot. If you're a mid level reviewer then restaurants call you and invite you for free food or maybe deliver it to you for good reviews. When you get to a higher level they offer you money instead. Same could go with transfers as well. If someone has got a large following on twitter and is usually well aware about these transfers, then these betting sites might be paying them to just throw in a name every now and then. Clubs usually don't deny transfer rumours (just look at the number of players linked with united every season ) so the journo's reputation remains intact.

sailor

1.) 11 Jan 2018 14:01:59
You made some good points. But probably not, Arsenal are probably releasing the info to get a little more £ from Man City.


2.) 11 Jan 2018 14:26:07
sailor,

Betting sites don't need to do it mate, the press make enough stuff up for them to get plenty of money from silly punters.


3.) 11 Jan 2018 14:43:03
Be interested to get Ed02's take on the potential transfer and whether there's any truth to it and liklihood to it happening.

{Ed002's Note - On the basis of something that was discussed this morning, it seems likely that Manchester United are showing an interest in Sanchez but it is unlikely to be a straight cash offer they are putting forward.

As to whether it would happen, wages might be one issue and Sanchez is looking to leave to win championships etc.. Manchester City are better placed to offer a solution to both of those issues.}


4.) 11 Jan 2018 15:16:58
Thanks ed.


5.) 11 Jan 2018 15:58:53
Sailor

The " journalists" u are mentioning include gianluca Di Marzio, the most well connected, known and reliable journalist in Europe. Gives Ed002 a run for his money on inside knowledge.


6.) 11 Jan 2018 16:01:27
It’s all rigged if you ask me. United are in talk with so and so, bookies odds plummet to 1/10, people lump on, and low and behind two days later the odds are back to 10/1 and nothing else is said. I don’t understand how they get away with manipulating the market.


7.) 11 Jan 2018 16:42:58
GDS I believe that newspapers have lost their credibility when it comes to transfers. They are making up connections just to fill up the pages. And everyone realizes that. But when some well known journo makes such comments then everyone takes notice and in this internet age it reaches to you before the papers. I'm just saying there might be a possibility that some of them might be doing that.
Ed thanks for the info.


8.) 11 Jan 2018 17:00:38
Its probably another woody cockup. Joses said get me that guy from arsenal meaning ozil and woodys bid for Sanchez.


9.) 11 Jan 2018 18:00:27
Love it Mort . You must of read my mind 😆😆.


10.) 11 Jan 2018 18:41:51
I imagine woody going shopping is like a certain sketch by the 2 ronnies.


11.) 11 Jan 2018 20:02:46
I don't get it the ed just said today a few lines above utd have shown an interest, then comments about iffy reporters and betting companies making things up.


 

 

01 Nov 2017 17:29:43
Didn't get to see the match last night. But people who have seen Mctominay play can you guys tell how did he perform. What kind of a player is he? Who is he closer to in style of play, Matic, Herrera or someone else? Jose has been praising him.

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1.) 01 Nov 2017 18:50:50
Sailor. He was very tidy in possession and disciplined positionally. He made good runs into the box and that is something herrera has been missing so far this season.
Looks like a jose type player in nany regards. In style he is i would liken him to a young carrick when he was breaking through at west ham. He can only aspire to be as good as carrick but it would be a good target for him.
His game will develop as he gains experience its great for him at the moment it will be interesting to see if he gets game or bench time when pogba and fellaini return. He is certainly making the most of his chance. He is 20 so to be playing a cl game for man united is a massive vote of confidence by jose.


 

 

 

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13 Jan 2018 16:06:08
Well Ronnie don't mean to be rude but you might have named atleast 200 players by now. It might be difficult for United hierarchy to properly understand which one you want.

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04 Sep 2017 18:56:02
Just because we don't have Griezman doesn't make him better than Mkhi and Mata. We've waited whole of last season for Mkhitaryan to get familiar to the league and it doesn't make sense to shift him to the right for someone who isn't even at the club. Who knows what will happen till next summer. Maybe Monaco produce one more world class player and we go all out for him rather than Griezman.

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29 Aug 2017 13:19:13
It's a nearly done deal to City. All that is holding the transfer is Arsenal's last bit of self respect. Once they come up with how to face the fans, the deal will go through.

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28 Aug 2017 15:28:36
Is this confirmed news booger or just a rumour?

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27 Aug 2017 22:03:22
From what I know mbappe is going to PSG for €180m which has been halted by the UEFA for some reason so now they are trying for a loan with future buying.
So this will rule out move to Real.

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23 Feb 2018 08:21:02
With our confidence, Seville are now the favourites for going through. I had mentioned this earlier, if we score 1st then we will sit back and they can just equalize even in the 90th minute and we are out. On the other hand if they score 1st and sit back then it'll be very difficult for us to score 2 with our lack of creativity. I have a picture in my mind where we are in the tie with desperate need of a goal and mourinho using his same old tactic of putting in forward in place of a full back and just hoping that it works somehow. (Fellaini tactic can't be used as he is injured) .

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22 Feb 2018 08:45:28
Now I've started to feel bad for David De Gea. He deserves to play for a team that is actually in a position to challenge for trophies at this point in his career.

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13 Feb 2018 22:01:33
Jred our confidence looks down, and mourinho is adamant on not playing as per the strength of the player and squad. Other teams are getting more gelled in with time as the season is progressing and we look like taking backward steps.

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13 Feb 2018 21:57:00
Was about to post the same thing. Works brilliantly in a 2 man midfield and just glides past players with his control. Never gets bullied off the ball. His only weakness are his through ball and long range passes and ofcourse his injuries.
Spurs today were a delight to watch. When Juve scored the second goal the only thing in my mind was spurs are going to get thrashed today. They put up great performance today and it made me happy as a premier league fan.

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13 Feb 2018 20:46:01
Some united fans point to our league position in every argument. They say we're 2nd and it's a big step forward. But it'll take only a couple of games for all that to change, we may be out of top 4. We already know that there are games against top teams where we will try for a draw. And in the bottom half of table there's some serious fight this year to avoid relegation so every team will be playing like Newcastle did against us.

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