07 Jan 2021 15:42:39
Ed002, if your around, is there any chance VDB could leave this month? Cannot understand how he is not getting more playing time.


{Ed002's Note - I cannot answer "any chance" questions but I have explained before that Donny van de Beek (CM) has been offered to Real Madrid and Juventus, and will be offered to Barcelona due to a lack of a plan or direction at MU. But both Spanish clubs have moved on and unless Manchester United would accept a long-term payment plan or loan to buy there would not be the spare money to buy him. If Pogba leaves there will be space in the team - but MU seem intent on holding him hostage. Juventus has a preferred CM target but might be open to a loan to buy deal. Inter may provide an option if he is to leave.}

1.) 07 Jan 2021
07 Jan 2021 16:28:59
Will we look to bring in a replacement if Donny was to leave? Considering he very rarely gets gametime will the club see the need to go out and bring in another CM?

I hate to see players get shafted by clubs like we have done with Donny. Pogba wants to leave, Donny plays a similar position and has shown promise when given minutes. Surely its not hard to see a resolution for all parties involved. Move Pogba on and use Donny to replace Pogba.

2.) 07 Jan 2021
07 Jan 2021 16:58:49
It’s all very frustrating and it seems far too obvious to move Pogba on and integrate Donny into the team.

When Donny and Bruno have played together we look more of a team, which is what we’ve all been crying out for.

The manager coaches are obviously more clued up than us fans but there are a few things going on at the club that it seems we can see but they can’t.

Be interesting to see what CMs we have at the club at the start of next season as Matic is past it, Pogba wants to go and seemingly Donny does too.

It will be another season of Fred and McTominay at this rate.

3.) 07 Jan 2021
07 Jan 2021 17:45:28
Ed I’d love to be a hostage on £290,000 a week.

4.) 07 Jan 2021
07 Jan 2021 21:40:34
What about taking 290,000 a week and playing for the club you want Blackpool? Its not like we do him any favour by paying him 290,000 a week. He can find a good salary in another team too.

5.) 08 Jan 2021
08 Jan 2021 03:52:45
We have all been bashing the board for their transfer strategy and all and now when they bring in a skillful player like VDB and the manager doesn't have a plan and don't know how to use him. That's even more pathetic.

It will be criminal to let go of VDB when we have all been crying out for some quality in that midfield area for quite some time. If anything Ole should be the one to go if he can't realize or help fulfill the potential of a player like VDB.

Can't just get my head around why we would want to let go of a quality player like him especially in such a short time.

6.) 08 Jan 2021
08 Jan 2021 07:24:52
We all know it should be a mf of Bruno and Donny with one of Fred, Matic or Scotty Mac in there but Ole is set on playing x2 dm usually so donny won't get a sniff of the 1st team, especially as Pogba is still lurking about. Feel for the guy, someone we should be building a team around, he may aswell have stayed at Ajax where his reputation would have grown but instead was fed a line by us and now is rotting away playing with the second string vs Watford today prob, nothing short of a disgrace imo how he's been treated.

7.) 08 Jan 2021
08 Jan 2021 08:54:19
I woukdnt build a team around DVB, he is decent but not the great player people make out, he is not a certain starter fir Holland.
Harvetz is a far better player and struggling at Chelsea, epl can be hard work give the lad time.

8.) 08 Jan 2021
08 Jan 2021 10:32:34

VdB hasn't been given ample game time. Other players who have flattered to decieve have got for more minutes. I rate Vdb, his vision, touch etc are superb. A run if games playing with Bruno woukd do him the World of good.

Really OGS should line up with a 433. You could play fred, Bruno and donny, with Rashford martial and Cavani. Then rotate Greenwood up top or on the wing.

9.) 08 Jan 2021
08 Jan 2021 13:08:37
jred your defence of Ole is blind.

VDB has had all the top clubs sniffing around him. Juve, RM, Barca. But Ole doesn’t fancy him, he’s suddenly not a great player.

Havertz is better? You’re comparing apples and oranges.

VDB should be in the starting 11 with Bruno, and one holding midfielder. Unfortunately we don’t have a holding midfielder bar Matic who is too old now.
He’s the type of midfielder we’ve been crying out for. Someone who can dictate tempo and retain possession, something we are currently incapable of.

10.) 08 Jan 2021
08 Jan 2021 14:35:04
Donny hasn't struggled when played unlike Havertz. Donny has been fairly solid and has earned the right to be given more minutes on the basis of his performances when given the chance. He hasn't looked like out of sorts at time like Havertz has. And Havertz has played a lot more minutes still for Chelsea.

And most of us want Donny to get more chances over Pogba who doesn't want to be here. I don't think its hard to understand.

11.) 08 Jan 2021
08 Jan 2021 16:13:09
Deependra he has done ok.

I said before we signed him he was decent nothing more, I think people are massively overrating him.
He is a decent player who done well with ajax playing a very different style in a very different league .
The lads young big step give him time . I don't think he has set the world alight when he has played, I would guess the same may be true in training .
But like I said I haven't changed my mind I said all the above before we bought him
It reminds me of the kagawa or miki situation .
People going on and on about they havd to start etc etc .
But to be honest they never really convinced .

12.) 08 Jan 2021
08 Jan 2021 16:40:41
Also its not just united he isn't a guaranteed starter for Holland.
Its not a great holland team they have won 3 of there last 9 games .
He has started 3 games and the lad is more settled in the Dutch squad that a united squad and thd epl .

I'm not saying he is a bad player, but he isn't a big name superstar and the epl is very different to the Dutch league .
Give the lad a chance we are not even half way through the season.

13.) 08 Jan 2021
08 Jan 2021 17:25:01
We are dealing with Frank De Boer, when talking about The Dutch national team. I genuinely believe he is the worst coach/ manager currently employed in a semi decent job. FDB is cr@p coach and his judgement should hold less value than even mine and yours.

Also Donny used to be more favoured in the national setup before C.V. when he was playing week in week out for Ajax. Ronald Koeman wanted to take him to Barcelona when he left the Dutch national team for the Barcelona job. So surely Donny must have given a good enough account of himself in the national setup.

If you don't get what most of us are saying it's simple:
Give the lad a chance.

14.) 08 Jan 2021
08 Jan 2021 17:50:38
Deependra I would agree with you on FDB .
Donny will get his chance imo but at the moment there are players ahead of him .

15.) 08 Jan 2021
08 Jan 2021 19:46:12

He deserves a run in the team. OGS handling of thebokayer is shocking. You could argue that it has take years for Pogba to settle in.

16.) 08 Jan 2021
08 Jan 2021 21:59:26
he is a better player than fred and mctom that's for sure.

17.) 08 Jan 2021
08 Jan 2021 22:06:43
DVB is a cracker of a little player and I find it so strange that he can not get a start ahead of pogba who has been nothing short of abysmal. No wonder he has been offered about, I feel sorry for him.

Nothing about building a team around him, but surely he is worth more than how he has been treated since his arrival.

We can say he needs more time to settle bla bla but what Ole did the other night to him was extremely disrespectful.

18.) 08 Jan 2021
08 Jan 2021 22:48:30
we just need a manager that knows what he is doing. who would of thought that jose would get to another final in his first season.

19.) 09 Jan 2021
09 Jan 2021 02:08:18
Jred will berate Messi and Ronaldo if it came down to it just to defend Ole.

20.) 09 Jan 2021
09 Jan 2021 09:45:58
ed001 who I trust says we should be looking to build around players like Donny, but no, Ole is defence minded, he is not the United way, no chance that Scotty and Fred or Pogba are better than Donny but he would rather x2 DM and that's why Donny doesn't play, that and the continual weird need to play a player who doesn't want to be here.

21.) 09 Jan 2021
09 Jan 2021 09:55:32
Or he isn't as good as you all think?
Which is why he moved for a modest fee to united and no-one else snapped him up .

Decent player, done well for ajax in a very different system.
As I said above I remember a few of yous going on and on about kagawa and Miki with a very similar argument as above.
How did that work out?

22.) 09 Jan 2021
09 Jan 2021 10:25:19
He will get a chance tonight imo, he needs a game and to make it hard for the manager to drop him for the next game.
If he plays well then great if not its no big deal, like I have the lad needs time to adapt .

23.) 09 Jan 2021
09 Jan 2021 12:34:00
How much did Bruno cost jred? 100m or 200m? If price decided the quality of the player then Pogba would be the best midfielder in the world. Atleast make intelligent arguments to defend.

Is Ole your son in law jred that he can do no wrong?

24.) 09 Jan 2021
09 Jan 2021 14:02:17
Does he not need a run of games? Like say martial? Or does he have to prove himself in 1 game having hardly played for months.

{Ed047's Note - one game end of! 😉

25.) 09 Jan 2021
09 Jan 2021 14:34:09
Ken when we bought martial he also had to prove himself .
If how football works its different than when you play it on a computer.

26.) 09 Jan 2021
09 Jan 2021 15:17:42

There is no point trying to argue with jred.
If you speak some undeniable facts he will stop responding and bring up something else to suit himself.

27.) 09 Jan 2021
09 Jan 2021 15:37:40
Deeps i know but its fun trying😂😂.

28.) 09 Jan 2021
09 Jan 2021 15:40:01
Jred I've never played football or any other computer game. Pet hate of mine comp games. I've honestly never played one.
Vdb has not yet been given the chance to prove himself would you accept that?

29.) 09 Jan 2021
09 Jan 2021 15:45:04
Deeps that's been happening for years. I think he has self proclaimed himself as oles defence lawyer.
Jred seems to be a little touchy and prickly. Like even more than usual. Lockdown affects us all differently. I have reached out to him on another thread to see if he is feeling ok. But he might even turn down my kind enquiry into anther argument. No point in dwelling on it. 👍.

30.) 09 Jan 2021
09 Jan 2021 16:05:50
You say above you have never played football and I can tell.
I'm not prickly thd site is hilarious, you are desperately trying to find a negative because you have been posting rubbish .

I told you before we signed DVB, he is decent but not the player your making him out to be .
He doesn't really fit in to the team (02) said the same .
That he would find the epl a step up and would need time to adapt from ajax style oc play .

You disagreed, as always but it looks like I was right 😂
Of course you can be wrong, eat a bit of humble pie.
You told me DVB would be a great addition, walk into the team etc . Sadly as slwsys whst you say hasn't actually happened? Maybe itd all ole fault or maybe your just wrong again .
Either way it's amusing.

31.) 09 Jan 2021
09 Jan 2021 16:37:43
As you know I've played football jred. League of Ireland and several jnr intl caps.

I meant to say I've never played computer football games or any other comp games. Not my thing.

You also said martial would be world class. You also said Rooney could play in midfield. You also said ole would win more trophies than jose in his career as a manager. You also said shaw would be the best lb in Europe. My favourite was Smalling won't leave and januzzi will be top class. So to be fair you have a sketchy record yourself with predictions.

Im not posting rubbish i'm posting an opinion you don't like or agree with. Vdb has not been given the opportunity to prove himself yet. When he gets that opportunity i'm sure he will take it.

Ive been wrong about loads of things tell me someone who hasn't.

32.) 09 Jan 2021
09 Jan 2021 16:38:19
I told you deeps. Mad as a box of frogs😂😂.

33.) 09 Jan 2021
09 Jan 2021 16:47:06
Ken I don't mind mind making mistake .
I'm not sure about smalling not leaving? All players leave.
Jury is out on martial .
Shaw a goid player imo not the best in Europe tho.

Ken all you ever post is an opinion, don't listen or discuss an other side . Then move the goal post .
Lesgue of Ireland etc you also told me you where mates with pogba and worked for boca juniors and was it sporting Lisbon?

34.) 09 Jan 2021
09 Jan 2021 17:15:36
I told you i was mates with pogba? Nonsense.

35.) 09 Jan 2021
09 Jan 2021 17:16:49
Ive done consultancy work for dozens of football clubs jred.

36.) 09 Jan 2021
09 Jan 2021 17:27:50
Ken, you should know when to stop 😂😂😂😂😂.

37.) 09 Jan 2021
09 Jan 2021 17:35:58

38.) 09 Jan 2021
09 Jan 2021 18:18:17
Ken you did, you said you where mates with pogba he loved Manchester and was a great a lad?
It was in a convo with with me an 01.
If you remember you denied it a while back so I posted it on here again.
You said it was at a time when you practically lived at the Carrington training ground .

39.) 09 Jan 2021
09 Jan 2021 18:33:12
Ed002 has repeatedly said, since before we even signed Donny, that he would be a good replacement for Pogba, who he has on multiple occasions said should be sold because Paul doesn't want to be here any longer. I don't recall ed002 ever saying Donny doesn't fit into the team.

Also do you really think Donny hasn't earned the rights to get more game time on the back of his performances and still hasn't settled in England?

40.) 09 Jan 2021
09 Jan 2021 18:53:56
02 said DVB wouldn't fit and grealish woukd be the better option.

41.) 12 Jan 2021
12 Jan 2021 00:42:07
If donny leaves by the summer it will be a shocker on our part. Yes he needs a run of games, yes he needs time to settle and yes we need a more holding mid in order to fit him and Bruno in the team. But some excuses on here trying to put the young lad down are sad. Unfortunately I don’t see him being patient enough to get his path laid out when pogba leaves. Shame though. Tidy player. Still young and genuinely seems like he is or was sold by the ‘project’.