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09 Aug 2018 10:09:43
Do you still expect a CB and RW to come in Ed001, even this late in the window? Remember you saying RW is a priority position a few days ago, hopeful.

scholes_18_18

{Ed001's Note - no mate, I think it is finished now but you never know, deals can be done quickly if the selling club needs to sell.}


1.) 09 Aug 2018 10:24:42
Most likely a CB Ed? Reports saying Spurs want player + cash for Alderweireld, get him in and i'll be a lot more excited for the season.

{Ed001's Note - it is hard to say as it is dependant on other teams and moves going through.}


2.) 09 Aug 2018 10:31:27
If they are sellling Kurzawa it is probably because they are confident in getting Sandro.


3.) 09 Aug 2018 10:39:13
Scholes,

This just goes to show that it’s all about shiny new signings for some people, if we don’t sign anyone then so be it, I’m still excited for the new season, one player isn’t going TJ chabge that and we would probably just get him cheap in January anyway, that’s only 4 months away.


4.) 09 Aug 2018 10:44:43
Gds we've all been pointing out the weaknesses in this team for at least 2 seasons. I think its right to assume most of us expected those to be sorted out thus summer. Jose has also pointed out said weaknesses and says he asked for 5 players to address them. He got 1 and 1 for the future. Not really adequate is it.


5.) 09 Aug 2018 10:45:47
You’re right GDS2, one player wouldn’t change anything. Just like if we hadn’t signed RVP we still would have won the league, absolute toff mate.


6.) 09 Aug 2018 10:54:23
GDS2 - I agree some people want signings for signings sake. But do you think we have done anything like enough to close the gap on City with our pre-season?

Any honest Utd fan will not be confident that we are now 19 points better, or City are 19 points worse (or a mix)? If anything the gap looks like widening and that is without factoring in the other competition. We were very fortunate to amass the points tally we did last season, now we have an even grumpier manager (deals not happened), grumpier squad if all the interview/ press are to be believed and no new brainwave with the way we play if friendly tactics are anything to go by. We had our luck last season if you ask me, this season we are in for a Moyes like season if we aren't careful results wise and more of the same performance wise.

Signings were essential this summer, more so than ever. Yet we have labored again, just like we do on the pitch.

Utd should be fighting for titles, not happy to just take part.


7.) 09 Aug 2018 11:03:14
Of course it is GDS, not like we actually NEED players to improve the team, probably moaning about the lack of width last season. 🤷‍♂️.


8.) 09 Aug 2018 11:10:54
MPez,

I never said one player wouldn't make us better, just that I am still excited for the new season, am I not allowed to be because we might not win the league?


9.) 09 Aug 2018 11:17:15
Beast, the majority of those nineteen points were negative results against the poorest teams in the league, get it right against those teams and the gap and the seemingly unbridgeable chasm that some fans allude to doesn't seem that great. City had a great season last year and that is undeniable but the rest of the chasers blew hot and cold and couldn't put a run together to make the league semi interesting.


10.) 09 Aug 2018 11:49:28
Sky sports at it again with their lies just trying to keep people tuned into their deadline day claptrap.


11.) 10 Aug 2018 09:01:30
@GDS2 well this obviously all your fault. How dare you write a positive, full of encouragement, chirpy, just what the doctor ordered, wonderful, vibrant, supportive and optimistic comment here :)


 

 

05 Aug 2018 15:43:09
Do you feel as if we will get Willian Ed001? Doesn't seem like anything is happening, only 4/ 5 days left and it's a priority position. Remember Ed002 saying Mourinho wants to sort out the lack of width in the team, only a RB added so far.

scholes_18_18

{Ed001's Note - no I think Willian will stay put. Sarri is certainly keen to keep him.}


1.) 05 Aug 2018 16:09:13
Oh crap😓, can you see any other rw coming in Ed?

{Ed001's Note - I am sure someone will arrive for that position yes.}


2.) 05 Aug 2018 16:31:12
ED001, if you were the manager, who woukd you sign as a RW?

{Ed001's Note - Pulisic.}


3.) 05 Aug 2018 16:47:11
Ed1, is that something that you know or is that something like a feeling that someone would arrive? Given that we had been linked with Willian throughout the window, it seems like an anti-climax that he won't be coming in. Thanks for the inputs.

{Ed001's Note - that is seen as the main priority position that you have spent all summer trying to buy for, so I don't expect United to just give up because they can't get Willian.}


4.) 05 Aug 2018 17:24:11
Its all a case of who else is on the list and who's available.


5.) 05 Aug 2018 18:07:50
It might well be Dembele with Pogba moving the other way.


6.) 06 Aug 2018 03:57:26
Cheers ED001. How highly do you rate pulisic?

{Ed001's Note - he is extremely talented with a very good application to training. It is that which should see him go really far in the game. His parents are both professional sports coaches and so he grew up in an environment where he was shown that he needed to be dedicated and work hard to succeed and they are still big influences on him now. Plus he is a United fan, which could potentially add that tiny bit that makes the difference between a good player and a great player.}


7.) 06 Aug 2018 09:31:28
Cheers ED001.

{Ed001's Note - very welcome mate.}


 

 

03 Aug 2018 15:02:58
According to the 'London Press👀', we've agreed a deal with Spurs for Alderweireld, £55m five year deal. Discussing personal terms, hopefully true.

scholes_18_18

1.) 03 Aug 2018 15:28:51
Be a great signing if true.


2.) 03 Aug 2018 15:58:43
Read same thing and immediately after saw another headline on Sky sports this time; Yerry Mina agrees terms with Man Utd lol.


3.) 03 Aug 2018 16:19:46
Could we be going for both?


4.) 03 Aug 2018 16:31:48
Could be if he wants to play a back 3.


5.) 03 Aug 2018 16:32:07
Maybe if Rojo and Smalling both leave.


6.) 03 Aug 2018 16:38:48
Eric - I think so too. A back 3 would suit us well, especially if we move Pogba on and let mata/ Lingard play at 10. Willian on one wing with Young on another - we will never attack with both wingers anyway. Will give Sanchez the chance to play up top with Lukaku who looked immense against Brazil in that position. Toby’s passing out of defence is also outstanding which is needed with a back 3.


7.) 03 Aug 2018 18:31:25
If we ship out Rojo, smalling and get mina, Toby . it would be fantastic.


8.) 03 Aug 2018 18:49:45
It would be great to get Toby. but doesn't sort out the rw and I carnt see us getting anyone for that position. but never say never transfer deadline not till Thurs a lot can happen from now till then or am I dreaming lol.


9.) 03 Aug 2018 22:12:04
I don’t know why on earth anyone would keep Phil Jones ahead of Mike Smalling. Jones has an injury record that could rival Darren Anderton. Admittedly, he played well for the few months he was fit and got a run in the team last year, he has rarely done it for United while Smalling has proved he is more than capable of putting in good - very good performances and has played with more consistency than either Jones or Rojo.

I’m far from a Smalling fan, however he is definitely a more reliable performer than Rojo or Jones and gives the medical department less of a headache. As a 3rd or 4th choice CB, Smalling over those two any day of the week.

As long as we can get some quality CB’s in that is. Unlikely though. Both Mina and Alderweireld have been mentioned a lot this week, both would be an upgrade on all three, so it would be positive business from Jose if he were to pull off a 2 in / 2 out move this summer. Alderweireld giving us the leadership, quality in possession and balls we are lacking at CB.

Also, Mike Smalling for the golden boot this year.


10.) 03 Aug 2018 23:56:10
DesHes

Maybe it has to do with the fact that once Smalling is around, Jose will always have a reason to play him (cos he's almost always fit) .

So naturally, we want him out of the way.


As for Jones, it'll be unlikely that he'll ever be more than a sub or backup (due to several reasons top of which is staying fit) .


11.) 04 Aug 2018 08:57:12
I would love to see us switch to a three at the back system, I think it works best for the players we have. However, under Mourinho it will only ever be used occasionally. He has said several times on tour that he is only using that system because of the players he has available on tour.

Once the season starts it will be 4231/ 433.


12.) 04 Aug 2018 11:04:57
Shappy was the idea behind signing Lindelof not using him in a back 3 with perisic as a wing back? Could still be an outside chance of that maybe? I think a back 3 of bailly and Lindelof either side of Toby would be very strong. Fosu mensah also looking decent playing there in pre season with his pace.
I doubt we will sign a wing back but maybe shaw and Mitchell could do enough on the left or young who played there for England.


13.) 04 Aug 2018 13:06:00
Man Utd have regressed. this was a tactic LVG wanted to implement. at the time he wanted to sign Vermaelan who joined Barcelona instead as United were taking too long. few years later and its similar situation. this seems the way Ed Woodward does his business and possibly why that Javier Ribalta decided to move on.


 

 

28 Jul 2018 07:42:16
Now, it may be because i'm tired and have misread but i think Alderweireld will be done, don't kill me for posting a rumour, on a rumours page lol.

scholes_18_18

1.) 28 Jul 2018 08:31:36
I hope so, rather have him than Maguire.


2.) 28 Jul 2018 09:51:41
Everyday of the week Matt, Alderweireld and Willian (given he can perform every week), along with Fred, return of Andreas and a fully fit Sanchez, i think we'll have a very good team. Wonder what's happening with Bale though? He's be a dream.


3.) 28 Jul 2018 10:16:39
I wouldn’t mind Willian, but with rumours going round Chelsea declined Barca’s 60Mill+ bids then I would stay away. Not worth that much, around 30-40Mill mark sounds about right.


4.) 28 Jul 2018 11:29:43
Everton paying 50m for Richarlison and you say Willian for 30?


5.) 28 Jul 2018 13:42:51
Got to take age into account.


6.) 28 Jul 2018 13:45:05
Willian turns 30 before the start of the season. Pace is a big part of his game and he has 3 year max left at the top.

Richarlison on the other hand has another 10 years of top level football a head of him. He is growing and developing and has the potential to improve.

Whereas, Willian has plateaued. Also William's wages would be far higher than Richarlison's.


7.) 28 Jul 2018 14:10:47
When will you stop with this "he is young, he has potential"? Are we a selling club that develops players for other clubs. We have good youth teams, we develop our young playes. And we have to buy good, proven players. William turns 30, it's not like he turns 35.Plus Richarlison has potential but you rather have him over Willian? Football is not a game of age is a game where you've got it or you don't. Simple as that.


8.) 28 Jul 2018 17:50:53
Listen ziko if jose says white there are a few who will say black at every opportunity. Even if they are making sense or not best to laugh it off.


9.) 28 Jul 2018 18:59:11
Bloody Samsung again, eh? :D.


 

 

19 Jul 2018 18:34:26
Any reason why we've only made one first team signing Ed001? Is Woodward penny pinching again? Also, are the club still looking for a sporting director? Thanks.

scholes_18_18

{Ed001's Note - your final question is the main issue. That should have long been sorted by now.}


1.) 19 Jul 2018 19:32:53
Makes sense Ed, can tell they only care about the £££. Literally no planning/ strategy at the club anymore, quite shocking but laughable at the same time, getting very frustrating now. Is there a chance a director will be coming in soon or has that ship 'sailed'?

{Ed001's Note - I really expected it to be done by now. The club have decided to go with one, so it is just a matter of time as the plan has not been shelved.}


2.) 19 Jul 2018 19:36:26
May be down to a bloated overpaid squad that is impossible to shift to make room for new arrivals.


3.) 19 Jul 2018 19:55:53
Heck I'll do the job. I'm cheap. 25k a year will do me plus expenses.


4.) 19 Jul 2018 21:07:37
Il do it for 22.5k mort and il sort my own expenses 😁.


5.) 20 Jul 2018 06:32:41
I'll do it on 20k mate :)


6.) 20 Jul 2018 10:47:25
Step aside lads, I'll do it for 5m a year as long as I get a 10m signing on fee. Ed Woodward only likes to sign people for massively over inflated fees. Lol.


7.) 20 Jul 2018 18:24:48
Do you know Ed who we are looking at as sporting director if anyone?

{Ed001's Note - I don't mate sorry.}


8.) 20 Jul 2018 19:57:52
Tell ya what, il take the sporting director role.

And i will deputise u all as my advisors. but u must keep ronnie at a minimum.


9.) 20 Jul 2018 22:25:55
No worries Ed thanks.


 

 

 

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20 Aug 2018 17:20:06
Question for Ed001: Any reason why Lionel Messi wasn't in the top 3 for Uefa's award today? Most goals and assists last season, most dribbles in Europe, most freekicks scored and more man of the match awards than any other play on the continent, arguably dragged Barcelona to a league and cup double aswell?

scholes_18_18

{Ed001's Note - I have no idea. Sorry. Maybe it is just because he was not playing at his best level, even if the team did well. He certainly did not drag them anywhere last season, they won it because the rest were terrible for large periods of the season.}


1.) 20 Aug 2018 18:03:22
Messi wasnt as good as Salah, Ronaldo or Debruyne last year.


2.) 20 Aug 2018 19:08:01
Yep, that's why he got more MOTM awards than any of them 3 Singh, more goals than Salah and Ronaldo and finished just behind KDB in assists, close in terms of chances created aswell, does the goalscoring aswell as the creating. Also won Spanish and European golden boots but okay, he wasn't on the same level as them. Ronaldo was nowhere to be seen for the first half of the season either, disappeared vs Bayern in both legs and L'pool in the final.


3.) 20 Aug 2018 20:36:01
Who cares.


4.) 20 Aug 2018 21:05:02
He flopped in big games this year. He was rubbish for Argentina as well. I guess your a Messi but anyonw that tells me he was better then Ronaldo, Salah or Debruyne is deluded.

I think the best player last year was Salah or Debruyne and one of them should win the award and I also beleive one of them. should win the Ballond'or.


5.) 20 Aug 2018 21:42:44
He was easily better than them last year Singh, he literally got the most goals on the continent, assist, dribbles, passes, chances created, freekicks etc, he ranked 1st or 2nd in all them categories, also won two trophies, not to mention the amount of winners he scored in tight games or scored to get a draw. Also, got around 28 MOTM awards, 28!


6.) 20 Aug 2018 22:52:03
Also, that's quite disrespectful B Red, just because you may not be interested in this conversation it definitely doesn't give you the right to say 'who cares', i certainly do.


7.) 20 Aug 2018 23:13:45
Stats don't mean much when winning awards. Its what you win in terms of titles that counts when winning these kind of awards.

I also think Griezmann shouldve been up there for the awards as he helped Madrid win the Europa and France the world cup.


8.) 21 Aug 2018 01:04:18
Which titles did Salah win last year then Singh?


9.) 21 Aug 2018 08:32:29
So messie wins 2 titles, out does them in nearly every other stat but he still wasn't the best player on the planet, not even better than Salah who won nothing?


10.) 21 Aug 2018 10:31:27
Can't figure it out Darv lol🤔.


 

 

19 Aug 2018 11:02:48
Not to mention, they've spent over a billion trying to buy the league since 1990, but okay, they aren't trying to 'buy the league'.

scholes_18_18

1.) 19 Aug 2018 11:37:46
Had this arguement with some mates, when United spend money, we are buying the league, when anyone else spends money, it's not the same
Cant win.


2.) 19 Aug 2018 11:48:57
Guys, for years we have spent more money than any other English club, so we can't rurn around now and complain because some press are taking the micky. It is what it is. We spent record amounts from Denis Law, to bryan robson to roy keane to Rio to Pogba and Lukaku.
So let's have a balance here. United have always been big spenders.


3.) 19 Aug 2018 12:03:57
Aaa good post pal.


4.) 19 Aug 2018 12:15:23
Thats not what i'm saying AAA, i'm saying they think they don't actually spend anything, just Utd do, hypocrites.


5.) 19 Aug 2018 12:20:48
AAA

We earned what we spent.


6.) 19 Aug 2018 12:38:10
We also won trophies spending that money. No trophy for 10 years. No league title for 28 years.


7.) 19 Aug 2018 14:52:49
Exactly Mort. They've spent over a billion since the inception of the premier league. Average it out for every trophy they've won since then.


8.) 19 Aug 2018 16:57:09
AAA, is what we spend not self generated mostly? We make money and spend it, its how football works from grass roots up. Chelski and Citeh got sugar daddies and spent their cash, not self generated. Its called buying the league. If i am wrong about our cash, please be good enough to tell me the errors of my way.


9.) 19 Aug 2018 18:56:41
Agreed Cantona and RedMan, but to people looking in, we are the rich boys, and we bought our success. And you have to agree with that. Of course, we generate the funds, and that's great, but we still buy our success.
Scholes, i know what you're saying, but you have to take the press with a pinch of salt. City are everyone's darling as we've been winning everything for years. So to the non United followers, they want to see us fail, and with Mourinho in charge, we're giving them exactly what they want.


10.) 19 Aug 2018 20:34:13
Every player bought is technically buying the league regardless of cost the irony being other than your keeper every player needs replacing for you to win the league again. Back 4 probably another midfielder 2 wingers an another striker too. Miles away from city at the moment.


11.) 19 Aug 2018 21:22:12
City are the media darling because they are a fantastic team.
We use to be infmder fergy

Remember Jose Chelsea.


12.) 19 Aug 2018 21:41:44
they may not have won anything for 10 years but they are in a far better place to compete than us. Starting to sound like them banging on about history.


13.) 20 Aug 2018 00:21:37
Regardless of what we spend or what others spend. the bottom line is we are playing absolutely awful football. Its a game, it's a sport and right now Man Utd are falling so far behind everybody else. The days when we were competing with Europes elite teams have gone and with this grumpy manager them days are not coming back anytime soon.


14.) 20 Aug 2018 00:37:41
How much have Brighton spent.

{Ed007's Note - Pub league!!!! #tinpot


15.) 20 Aug 2018 01:28:28
City have spent £1bn+ since 2010, and they have bought the league.


16.) 20 Aug 2018 06:27:38
Everyone signs players and most of the top sides have spent a significant amount of money on recruitment.

However, it is impossible to say a side has bought the league unless they win it.

Over the last 20 years ourselves, Liverpool, City and Chelsea have spent a huge amount. Only three of those sides have bought the league though.


 

 

19 Aug 2018 11:01:53
Imagine letting a biased scouser in Phil Thompson go loose on Sky Sports, 'Pot and Kettle? ' He says on Jose's comments, he's actually trying to say Liverpool AREN'T buying the league, always about net spend with them lot. Then goes on to say Sanchez is on '900k' a week, wow! How do they let him, Redknapp and Souness on TV? Bloody hell.

scholes_18_18

1.) 19 Aug 2018 15:39:07
Scholes mate you are very very bitter.


2.) 19 Aug 2018 15:52:16
Yes i'm bitter a Scouser is spouting rubbish about Utd on Sky Sports.


3.) 19 Aug 2018 16:38:32
Imagine how every other fan in the league feels having to listen to 2 of the most biased people every week, Martin Tyler and Gary neville.


4.) 19 Aug 2018 16:59:16
Jimmy, that's unfair. Neville normally says it as it is. Thompson, Carragher, Slippy all have blinkers on mate.


5.) 19 Aug 2018 17:14:46
Cantona it's you with blinkers on mate.


6.) 19 Aug 2018 17:59:46
Neville is biased?

Jog on jimmy, its past your bed time.


7.) 19 Aug 2018 18:50:36
It’s hard for him to be biased when Unt are this bad.


8.) 19 Aug 2018 19:09:34
Excellent response 👏. Don't worry school starts back soon even.


9.) 19 Aug 2018 19:12:20
All only banter lads it helps Brighton up your day 😉.


10.) 19 Aug 2018 20:08:42
See u ij december when your season starts to fall apart AGAIN.


11.) 19 Aug 2018 20:37:36
Thing is it’s never bothered you lot before but now cos your top dogs your blowing fuses.


12.) 19 Aug 2018 21:09:25
2 scouse fans up late. Wow.

Please please come back in jan 2019.


13.) 20 Aug 2018 00:18:57
January 2019. Feel free to come our page in the meantime when we have a bad game.


 

 

18 Aug 2018 17:50:14
Anyone else loving Jose's comments in the last few days? A lot more positive, like the Jose we wanted.

scholes_18_18

1.) 18 Aug 2018 19:14:42
Its a glimpse of old jose there.

I was smiling after i watched that, really good to see.


2.) 18 Aug 2018 19:28:55
No comment.
You have been on this site long enough to no better. We are only allowed to moan about Jose and the team and the awful fate that awaits us this season!
It is a well known fact in all walks of life that complaining is now it vogue.
Do right things, smile and be positive and it warrants no comment at all, but I would not like you so be in a minority of one so here goes . Loving it. Cheered me up a little.
Cheers.


3.) 18 Aug 2018 19:54:02
Matter of time before they twist his words on City, inevitable.


4.) 18 Aug 2018 21:08:06
I thought we were told to take everything José says in his press conferences, with a pinch of salt.


5.) 18 Aug 2018 21:30:45
Yeh we have stevie,

But its amazing how even with this pinch of salt, many MANY posters jump on his every word normally.

But when his answers are slightly more upbeat and concise - there are few comments.


6.) 18 Aug 2018 21:47:16
Enjoyed his comments about the naff City film they have made.


7.) 18 Aug 2018 22:14:57
I just ignore them all, mate. José plays the press, and vice versa. All just a game. It's getting like WWE.


8.) 18 Aug 2018 22:56:36
Wwf :) ) . I miss the wwf days.


9.) 19 Aug 2018 05:02:14
Those poor pandas.


10.) 19 Aug 2018 07:57:18
I enjoyed Jose's recent comments, I wish he was up beat and playful more often. Like it or not when your the manager of Manchester United your words carry greater significance than the managers of other clubs.

It can change the mood around the club. That's the power of the managers words. The United manger must choose his words and how he delivers them carefully.

I'm still a skeptic of the Jose/ United marriage of convenience, and feel it will end badly. However, I feel happier and more up beat hearing Jose's recent comments rather than his tour comments.


11.) 19 Aug 2018 09:57:12
Is it a film that city have done or a series like juve and the cardinals, they were both a really good watch.


12.) 19 Aug 2018 12:06:44
1 of the all or nothing documentaries, will be a good watch there has been a few now, juve cardinals, Dallas cowboys and I think the all blacks .
Really interesting.


 

 

17 Aug 2018 12:42:37
Nice to see Scholesy deliver another two low blows, my favourite ever Utd player turning into a bitter bitter man because his best pal never got the Utd job, never thought i'd say that.

scholes_18_18

1.) 17 Aug 2018 12:58:19
I ignore him when he speaks now, incredible player but a pundit on the level of Jamie Redknapp or Craig Bellamy.


2.) 17 Aug 2018 13:02:02
Or just speaking his mind.


3.) 17 Aug 2018 13:10:04
He is very annoying and it doesn't matter how great he was.


4.) 17 Aug 2018 13:21:07
I don't get what's wrong with what he says . he is saying what he sees and he might know a bit more than any of us on here.


5.) 17 Aug 2018 14:03:47
Could it be that maybe Scholes, the best midfielder, in 40 years might be telling the truth and some of you guys just don't like to hear it.
The guy is United through and through. He hates seeing City and Liverpool playing good football while we mess around defending with 11 players and creating two chances every match.
So maybe, just maybe, Scholes might be right?


6.) 17 Aug 2018 14:06:04
Scholes speaks like he used to tackle. Red card waiting to happen.


7.) 17 Aug 2018 14:08:15
To be fair they get a script to what they have to say so in the media so tehnically they say what they see and they instead of say what they are told to say in the media.


8.) 17 Aug 2018 14:20:20
Would people prefer if former players turned into cheerleaders? Like Merson, who presents rose tinted fantasy analysis of Arsenal.

Scholes says he wouldn’t be happy playing Jose’s brand of football. Of course he wouldn’t. Jose wouldn't play him because he is small and can’t tackle.


9.) 17 Aug 2018 14:32:00
Not like Fred is 5ft6 danny.


10.) 17 Aug 2018 15:00:19
My respect for Scholes has increased dramatically since he started talking truth. Wish more ex pros that are 'PAID' to speak their mind actually did speak their mind, rather than pandering to friendships, future job prospects or just parroting the official line from the club. Everyone has an agenda, but at least Scholes is prepared to call things as he sees them.

Utd have a vast PR Machine brainwashing sheep into thinking the world is against us and we are better than we are. When in truth most genuine football supporters of all clubs simply miss watching the Utd of old, because love us or hate us, we nearly always entertained and were good value for 90mins of your life. Nowadays it hurts some of us fans, and also the opposition fans to see what we have become. We need more of our ex players talking truth, or their truth if the problems are going to be solved - not being two faced.


11.) 17 Aug 2018 16:09:14
If Giggs was manager and not doing a good job would Scholes be this vocal then?


12.) 17 Aug 2018 16:19:06
Why is is whenever Scholes or Neville (both excellent pundits) say anything against Mourinho they are just bitter that Giggs never got the job. Yet when they said similar things about LvG they were clearly speaking the truth with passion and love for the club?

People's opinions on these guys changes daily to fit their own beliefs.

I love Jose, so clearly anyone who says he isn't the second coming of Jesus must be lying or bitter or reading a script. It's ridiculous.

How about we all accept that pundits are just people who have their own opinions. The only difference between them and us is they get paid to air their opinions. Sometimes we'll agree with them, sometimes we won't.

These guys are legends of our club, they have given blood sweat and tears for our club. Yeah, they were paid handsomely for it. But they have earned their right to have an opinion about the club they devoted their lives and careers to.

You don't have to agree with it, just respect that it's an opinion from someone who probably knows more about football than you and someone who probably knows more about our club than you. So it might be worth listening to. Still doesn't mean you have to agree with it. Just try not to slander our legends, they've done more for our club than any one of us has.


13.) 17 Aug 2018 16:26:59
He'd probably just make excuse after excuse up for him Mort.


14.) 17 Aug 2018 16:38:23
Mort - I'd like to think so, do you have any evidence that he wouldn't?

As Shappy says he is entitled to his opinion and I find myself agreeing with him more than I don't. Just like I find myself agreeing with certain posters more frequently than I do others. I do disagree slightly with Shappy's assertion that because somebody has played the game at the highest level it probably means they know more than somebody that hasn't. I'm looking forward to the insights or Jermaine Pennant now he has entered the Big Brother House lol! There are many ex-pros' whose opinion I can't stomach like Keown when talking about Utd and many of them have biases, it's natural, they are only human.

The ones that call a spade a spade are the ones I tend to agree with - even if it means harming their reputation with fickle fans. We are all supporters of Man Utd Football Club, Not the Man Utd Cult.


15.) 17 Aug 2018 16:43:03
BTW - sometimes on BBC, BT or Sky the camera gets to the pundits before they are ready, they are sometimes clearly ripping into certain things players/ managers are doing. However as soon as they realise they are live, they stop and revert to 'neutral, safety, typical' analysis, reluctant to publicly voice what they are paid to voice. Most are a waste of time, just like the press conferences and player interviews - occasionally you get somebody go off script and I like it.

But then that is blown out of proportion by the media and pathetic fans, which means the script gets tighter and we see less and less honesty from the supposed experts. Self censorship is a bitch, we should encourage raw honesty, even if we don't agree with it.


16.) 17 Aug 2018 16:43:35
Shappy you don't respect joses opinions and methods and he sure as hell knows a lot more about football than you. Is that a fair point? You keep telling us how wrong he always is but i'd say there is a fair chance he knows better than you unless you have a load of trophies won that your being very secretive about.


17.) 17 Aug 2018 17:33:14
Beast, in a post above, you've written you prefer pundits who call a spade a spade, and someone has "disagreed".
So there are obviously people on here who don't want to learn the truth and would rather amble along aimlessly thinking everything is bright and beautiful in the United world.
If someone of the experience of winning umpteen trophies at our club can't speak his mind, then God help our democratic society. Scholes knows what he's talking about. Just as Shearer and other pundits do. Scholes is not a biased pundit, if he sees something wrong, he'll point it out, just like his former manager, the great sir Alex, would have done.
Problem with Mourinho is he's avert to critiscm. He really believes he's right all the time, problem is, so did all the dictators in the history of this world. And he is definitely a dictator.


18.) 17 Aug 2018 18:44:44
Fair point Shappy. I will stop as soon as you shut up about Jose then. He has done more for the club than you so going by your own statement you need to shut your whinging.


19.) 17 Aug 2018 19:43:28
If it's not Scholes its Neville . I think Rio is the only one not to rip into the current set up so far . Jose will always have a reply for them (I don't think he is bothered) 😆😆.


20.) 17 Aug 2018 21:27:52
Shan and Ken, I agree Jose as manager has done more for our club than I have as a fan.

I have huge respect for Jose, I actually think he is a great manager. However, I don't think he is a great fit for our club.

Our clubs history, style and traditions are the polar opposite of Jose's. The only thing they have in common is they are winners.

That is where I fundamentally disagree with the appointment of Jose, I am not prepared to whore off our traditions and identity in order to win. If you are then fine. That's you. I don't see a point in winning unless we win the "United" way.

I don't slag off Jose's ability to get a result, I just fundamentally disagree with playing football that way. I'm a purist, Jose's a pragmatist. We're not going to see eye to eye.

Everyone is untitled to a point of view. I just think it's a sad state of affairs to slag off a player who played for our club for 20 years, who came out of retirement when we needed him just because we don't agree with his point of view.


21.) 17 Aug 2018 21:59:35
I bet you these players don't care about fans as much as you guys are care about them. You should support them but not don't look at them as they are some sort of god, players can also be wrong just like managers and fans.


22.) 17 Aug 2018 22:32:47
Singh, I'd love to know how old you are. Did you see Scholes in his prime between 99-09? He was phenomenal.

I agree that not all players should hold a special place in the hearts of fans.

Scholes however, is one of them. He grew up as part of the club from a young age. He sacked his agent when Inter Milan made an approach stating he didn't need an agent as he has no intention on leaving unless the club wanted him gone. He came out of retirement to help the club having played for the club for over 20 years. He is every bit a club legend.

I think it's a poor show to slag him off as bitter just because you don't agree with the opinion he has every right to.


23.) 17 Aug 2018 23:54:17
Singh, when you’re in a hole, stop digging mate. Scholes is United through and through. I don’t hero worship him I’m but he clearly cares about the club. He may say silly things but not because he has an agenda but because he believes them. For me, he can say what he wants.


24.) 18 Aug 2018 07:15:51
Now that shappy, is the best thing you have said for weeks.

Thanks for sharing Ken, way back at the top!

Scholes come across as a top guy who is voicing his true opinion. Agree or not, he is not a cardboard cutout and his voice deserves to be heard.

True club legend.


 

 

 

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15 Aug 2018 11:06:05
Quite a lot of our fans, certainly on social media, want Zidane to take over.

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15 Aug 2018 10:47:18
Our fans want Zidane who took a Real Madrid side that had the likes of Ronlado, Modric, Marcelo, Bale, Ramos to a 3rd place finish last season with 76 points over Jose Mourinho who took a fairly above average Man Utd side to 2nd place with 81 points not proven outside Madrid, not to mention his 3 CL wins were littered with controversy.

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09 Aug 2018 11:03:14
Of course it is GDS, not like we actually NEED players to improve the team, probably moaning about the lack of width last season. 🤷‍♂️.

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09 Aug 2018 10:24:42
Most likely a CB Ed? Reports saying Spurs want player + cash for Alderweireld, get him in and i'll be a lot more excited for the season.

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09 Aug 2018 09:09:29
Rather sign no-one, would prefer to wait and go back for Alderweireld in January.

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21 Aug 2018 15:13:01
Still remember that game, couldn't believe Bilbao that day.

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21 Aug 2018 10:31:27
Can't figure it out Darv lol🤔.

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21 Aug 2018 10:29:56
Why do people carry on mentioning Howe? He's poor, bloody hell. Will definitely go into a sustained period of mediocrity with him. From Eric's list, Jardim would be the no brainer.

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21 Aug 2018 01:04:18
Which titles did Salah win last year then Singh?

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20 Aug 2018 22:52:03
Also, that's quite disrespectful B Red, just because you may not be interested in this conversation it definitely doesn't give you the right to say 'who cares', i certainly do.

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