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09 Aug 2019 18:18:00
I've heard from a very good source here in cork that ole has had a meeting with Roy Keane a few weeks back, about a coaching role at the club, he even went to keanes house. Keane was interested but there's someone at the club who is trying to block it, I wonder who that could be.

Now I thought a manager can pick his own coaching staff, or is ole just a yes man.
A good appointment in my mind and if it goes wrong for ole everyone can blame Keane.

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09 Aug 2019 20:41:15
Beamish?

09 Aug 2019 20:41:27
Leahy, he may have been a great player but I’m not sure his coaching credentials stand. He’d scare the crap out of them obviously but is that enough?

09 Aug 2019 22:31:27
Thank god there’s at least someone at the club with enough sense to knock that on the head.

10 Aug 2019 06:37:46
We should have Rio Ferdinand as a coach for me. Keane is a bit marmite as a coach, fine if you want someone to give the players brutal truths but not sure beyond that. He left us under a cloud saying what he thought in an MUTV interview if I remember rightly, so can you imagine what he might do now? Rio for me.

10 Aug 2019 08:10:12
Not sure why Keano would come back as a coach. Surely he wants to be the boss somewhere again.

10 Aug 2019 11:12:06
Not sure if he'd be a good influence at the club. Too old school and stubborn to change approach.

10 Aug 2019 11:46:22
I think the replies are missing the point.

I’m not convinced of Keane as a coach, but Ole should have control over his coaching team.

10 Aug 2019 12:04:58
With all due respect to Leahy, you're all making judgements on a rumour. This is how the urban myth of Ole being a yes man gathers steam. None of us knows what goes on behind the scenes, but repeat something like this enough times, and people start accepting it as fact.

And you know that's not a dig at you, Leahy.

10 Aug 2019 18:10:37
Nou, ed002 would seem to know and that's exactly what he says OGS is.

10 Aug 2019 18:24:43
NC99 Jose wanted Evra, Ed Woodward blocked it. The point isn't a myth, there is a element of truth.

Every rumour that seems to be a negative is a load of nonsense but when something positive comes about its fact.

10 Aug 2019 22:07:08
And I tend to treat all rumours as rubbish, until I hear it from the horse's mouth 😁.

10 Aug 2019 22:48:38
Ed002 is as good as nou 😁.

10 Aug 2019 23:43:30
FZZ, what's Jose having Evra blocked, got anything to do with Ole being a yes man?

11 Aug 2019 14:11:01
Keane is an awful coach and manager. Great player great pundit but no idea how to manage a football team.

08 Aug 2019 23:54:20
Random question. can we still sell players to clubs whose transfer window is open still?

I ask because what is Darmian going to do for a year if not?

{Ed002's Note - Yes Eric. Transfer windows relate to the registration of players. So MU can still sell Pogba to Real Madrid or Juventus.}

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09 Aug 2019 03:41:03
This is the reason Pogba should of been moved on and a replacement brought in before the 8th.

09 Aug 2019 00:55:39
Not even our boards ineptitude can go that low ED, as to let Pogba go now.

{Ed001's Note - is it ineptitude to sell a player who wants to leave?}

09 Aug 2019 05:23:34
Ed001 If he is your best player and you were stupid enough not to buy a replacement it is ineptitude.

{Ed001's Note - he is not your best player, never has been the best player anywhere he has been.}

09 Aug 2019 08:37:05
Alex won the league with Cleverley and Anderson in midfield. Let s see what Ole can do.

09 Aug 2019 08:39:20
Darmian will do what he's done the previous two year when he's been surplus to requirements. Train professionally when required and then go back to italy and chill out when given permission.

Not a bad life if you can get it.

09 Aug 2019 08:47:57
Are madrid going to buy neymar and pogba.

09 Aug 2019 09:11:44
Mick1 have you just suggested that OGS can do what Sir Alex did?

09 Aug 2019 07:23:26
Agree Ed. I’m not sure why people think PP is our best player, although football is about perspectives. He can be 1 in every 20 games. I don’t buy that we look better with him in the team. Defensively we have to carry him, and most of all he wants to leave. No need to reply with his goals scored stats, we know he’s a good penalty taker.

{Ed001's Note - he looks good in highlight reels but he is ineffective over 90 minutes. Not my idea of the best.}

09 Aug 2019 07:47:07
Obviously CSM completely forgot about Jones, Tris.

{Ed001's Note - no doubt.}

09 Aug 2019 08:55:24
Agree with ed. He is a very good player for about a third of the season, touching on world class every now and again even. He is our best midfield player in the games he turns up for but not our best player as he doesn't turn up enough.

That said, it would be stupid to let him go with no midfielders signed, in my eyes. Therefore it'll probably happen;-)

{Ed001's Note - I would rather play youth team players who will at least give their all. Might inspire the rest of the team as well to up their game.}

09 Aug 2019 08:55:57
Out of interest Ed001, who do you think is our best outfield player if not Pogba?

{Ed001's Note - Wan-Bissaka probably. Though I would take Rashford and Lindelöf over Pogba as well.}

09 Aug 2019 09:57:30
“We don't look better with him in the team” what a ludicrous statement. Yes i would much prefer to see matic or fred ahead of him. Give over lol.

09 Aug 2019 10:30:31
Sorry DSG totally disagree, how many goals do we concede because Pogba goes walkabout. I can think of at least 3 from last season alone. He's a total liability. He plays well for a short period when he gets his own way, but when out backs are against the wall, such as when Top 4 was in our own hands last season, he goes missing. He's not up for the fight. He wants to play for the best team in the competition so he can show boat knowing he's going to take all the plaudits. Add to that he's a lousy person, he's just not the type of character I like to get behind.

For those reasons I do not think we are a better team with Pogba on the pitch. Of course it's not as black and white as that, 3 or 4 games a season he looks world class and wins us games, but for the remaining 30+ games he's a liability who has no interest in putting the graft in to get us back to where we want to be as fans.

Ole was right, he can offer Pogba a new challenge. If Pogba is up for it or not is a different question entirely.

09 Aug 2019 11:40:04
We need PP in the side. Who else is there to create an opportunity for the front three other than him?

I do however think that Ole will play him more and more in the no.10 role in a 4-2-3-1 system after being unable to sign Dybala etc. though, due to the aforementioned lack of tracking back. Then two of McTom, Fred, Andreas and Matic will sit behind him.

09 Aug 2019 12:54:23
I've been thinking the same, push PP further forward. We're really light though in the middle. Whereas at 10 we could have PP, Lingardinho, Mata and Gomes. And I'd rather see Gomes get minutes.

09 Aug 2019 16:36:46
You do not know the man personally, how can come to such serious character judgements?

Our whole team went missing, if you expect any midfielder in world football to drag us to success in the state we were in last season, you will be looking for a long while. How many goals did we concede because matic can not properly screen the back 4 or becuase luke shaw will neverr close down the wide man. Our whole team went to pot last season.

Pogba is one of the only players in our team brave enough to ask for the ball in tough situations, graft works both ways, he lacks it defensively but offensively he is always willing to try things and create chances. that's what a team is all about, some players are good at some things and poor at other, its all about the blend. that's why i am looking foreard to see how mctominay and pogba do as a pair, they complement each other well.

09 Aug 2019 17:09:51
I am not the biggest paul pogba fan, but I think he has handled this window very well, and should have earned a modicum of our trust back.

Also I don't like to go against the Ed's but imo there is 0% of him leaving this window.

09 Aug 2019 19:35:13
A ciuple of early defeats and he will be busting a gut to get out and it will all be rather unpleasant.
I think a few early wins and all the talk will go away until the next window.

10 Aug 2019 05:24:08
You big tease Ed002:)

This is the first time I'll not agree with you Ed001. At this point, we need Pogba in our team.

As for the rest talking about "ambition" "passion" "commitment" "loyalty" and all that, we're in a different era. Pogba may not be the best but he's among the best ballers and since his arrival at Manchester United, he has not featured in the best five players in the world. Any appearance in any selected world-level team is based on his international duties. He has no chance of winning the Premier league or champion's league in the coming days. The club aren't showing much ambition to strengthen yet you all want him to smile and keep it up to show "he loves the club".

Yet if any of you had a better offer than your employers that would lead to a more successful and beneficial future for you and your families you would take it without thinking - isn't it hypocrisy?

Remind me how many trophies Bale won at Madrid. Maybe he should have stayed at Spurs they would have at least won the FA Cup.

On a final note, 8m not saying loyalty is not good, but ambitious and also visions have to match. Also, do remember we're at an age where "playing for the badge" is becoming history.

{Ed001's Note - what are you wittering on about? People expect Pogba to break sweat and make an effort, it's his job and he is well paid to try. Instead he strolls about being a lazy get, it doesn't matter what era you are in. Have you not seen the top 3 last season play? All 3 had 11 players on the pitch making an effort, which is why they are the top 3. Pogba apologists, excusing him being a lazy tit despite being paid millions to stroll around the pitch laughing at the fans paying his enormous wage to do f all, are just embarrassing. Clueless.}

10 Aug 2019 08:30:36
Pogba is not a main midfield player, he doesn’t have the strength, tackling, ball retention or running to do it. Put him in a free role as a No10 for want of a better description just behind the forward/ s and he will create and score. He needs solidity behind him, not be the solidity. We now have a more solid defence, but midfield isn’t. Play him as one of two in central midfield and he will have the occasional good game but mostly be caught in possession and see players run past him.

I would have sold him this summer, I don’t think he is committed to Europa glory or possibly scraping fourth. I would suspect the decision makers, having staked a lot of money for his social media presence, don’t want to lose face or clicks by selling him. If he stays I suspect it will be a Cristiano type arrangement, stay for one more year and you can go next summer. The fact he has stayed so far, there is nothing to say the financial gurus won’t sell him in the next few weeks of course, indicated a lack of leadership throughout the club, including the precious manager.

10 Aug 2019 11:13:32
Couldn't have put it better myself ed001. But if I did, I'd be attacked on here. Some people really believe pogba is going to turn a switch and become 'THAT' player.

{Ed001's Note - people keep defending him but fail to notice that the problem is not that he can't tackle, for example, because he is a bloody good tackler. The issue is that he can't be arsed to put a challenge in. He is the problem, not the position he is played in. He has an attitude that stinks on the pitch. I have no issues with what he does off the pitch, he doesn't drink, smoke, do drugs, he keeps himself in excellent shape. His issues are all on the pitch with a complete lack of effort. Look at the difference with Santiago Cazorla when Wenger asked him to play deep. He gave 100% and was outstanding, because he tried. You can forgive a player for being crap, what is unforgivable is when they are lazy and don't even try and make the effort. If they don't try they don't deserve anyone's backing.}

10 Aug 2019 11:42:08
Now all of that compounded by the fact he doesn't want to bloody be here.

But people on here think he is going to change his mind.

{Ed001's Note - they are like lovesick teenagers who won't accept the woman of their dreams has no interest in them.}

10 Aug 2019 12:08:01
Why the need for digs like, 'precious manager', Red Man? Fine, you didn't want him as the manager, but he's still been a great Utd servant, and probably deserves a bit better than spiteful little comments like that. Sounds a bit childish, to be honest.

10 Aug 2019 13:01:54
It’s a case of the E, peror’s new clothes for me. We see the odd great pass or flick but over a game he regularly disappears. We can argue all we like about how good a player he is but ultimately he doesn’t want to be here and doesn’t appear to be giving everything for the cause. Talent is great, but without effort and application then it is too often wasted.

08 Aug 2019 19:12:13
Does anyone know if Hannibal Mejbri signed from Monaco? Has anyone seen him play?

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08 Aug 2019 19:35:35
He will join in January when he turns 17 from what I read. Haven't seen him play though.

08 Aug 2019 19:36:05
Nope redman. He is 16 isn't he?

08 Aug 2019 19:50:51
Ken

Yes apparently we paid or are willing to pay £9m. Looked a scrawny lad but always interests me to see whether they are good.

08 Aug 2019 19:55:30
Yeah very highly rated all the big clubs were in for him. Big bucks redman. Its all gone bonkers mate.

08 Aug 2019 19:59:35
Ken

It has, but somewhere someone will unearth another Ronaldo or Messi. I recall the £12m for Ron but once he played against Bolton, just wow. I left the stadium buzzing.

08 Aug 2019 20:23:47
Never seen him play, but been told he has plenty of "bite". 😂.

08 Aug 2019 21:45:44
I'm sure there's a write up ir a video somewhere to get your teeth into.

08 Aug 2019 21:48:51
Shappy

You don't need to Lecter me on the bite! Perhaps a nice Chianti?

09 Aug 2019 09:39:29
Bestie was a scrawny lad.

09 Aug 2019 14:17:03
Yeah ot7 but he wasnt a centre back.

10 Aug 2019 08:31:47
Ken

This Mejbri is a midfield player is he not. To pay £9m for a 16 year old suggests he may be seen as special.

10 Aug 2019 10:46:09
Bit of information about Mejbri who was only born in 2003, (I feel old)

Joined Monaco in August 2018 after spells in the academies at Paris FC and AC Boulogne-Billancourt. Monaco paid £1million for the teenager when he was just 14. Played eight games for France u16s and is also eligible to play for Tunisia (dual citizenship) . He made one senior appearance for Monaco last season.
Mejrbi and his family became locked in a legal dispute with Monaco after the Mejbri family claimed the Ligue 1 club broke a contract agreement.
United are believed to have been tracking the teenager for six months with a number of other clubs including Bayern Munich and Arsenal who were said to be interested. £9m is believed to be the fee.

08 Aug 2019 16:03:17
It looks like were done so for the last hours can we please have some "My mates window cleaner said that. " transfer rumours. There had hardly been any 😄😄.

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08 Aug 2019 17:22:27
Yep done! I just don’t get it. Top class midfielder needed even before herrara left and no one in. Is it any wonder pogba wants to leave? You could line up with static matic, perreria and mc tominay or you could line up with modric, kroos, Isco etc. Also losing a 20 goal a year striker, not replacing him and relying on a 17 year old kid to fill his boots is risky to say the least. Anyway at least we will only lose 1 nil every week with old slab head at the back from now on! 😂.

08 Aug 2019 17:27:55
So, we didn't get a midfielder. I hope Angel Gomes will be given a chance behind the striker. I think if we play 4-2-3-1 he should be picked up before Mata and Lingard.

08 Aug 2019 17:49:28
Gomes played well in the friendlies he should be given a chance but I don't think so straight away. I also think chong should be given time aswell he played well. I think tho matic will start against Chelsea hope he doesn't slows the game down way to much but we will see on Sunday. looking forward to the 1st game hope the quick attacking carries on. beer will be in fridge ready for k. o on sun 😎😎😎😎😎.

08 Aug 2019 18:47:17
Ziko I posted something similar 👍.

08 Aug 2019 18:39:20
Exactly right Ziko play the kids now instead of the same rubbish we have seen for 4 years like Mata and Lingard.

08 Aug 2019 18:56:25
My biggest question of the transfer window - what was Bruno Fernandes crying for!?

08 Aug 2019 19:05:01
Well in the last game they lost 5-0.

08 Aug 2019 19:42:50
Cheers, lads, see you all in January. I'm sure we'll start strong, be close to the top, then get Bruno, Dybala, Mandzukic and Eriksen and of course the title is ours! Wish you all well #GGMU.

08 Aug 2019 10:51:44
Rojo may be moving to Everton on loan according to ESPN.

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08 Aug 2019 10:57:44
Only on loan? Groan.

08 Aug 2019 12:51:08
Seems to be a permanent move, not a loan.

08 Aug 2019 13:00:41
Yeah, just seen that's being reported by Sky now.

08 Aug 2019 13:03:38
For a fee of 25m, great if true.

08 Aug 2019 14:09:48
£55m net and Rojo off the books in exchange for Maguire if it works out.

08 Aug 2019 14:36:58
Permanent deal according to Sky. Would be nice to manage to get some out of the door who are further down the pecking order now as the squad is a little bloated in areas.
Still hoping for a last day suprise midfield signing. Im pretty happy with the squad in general just need some extra quality in midfield.

08 Aug 2019 16:59:10
Fellaini, Herrera, Lukaku replaced by Maguire, James and Wan Bissaka. I just don't get it, they needed a central midfielder yet did not address the issue this window. Quite surprised. They scouted Bruno Fernandes for so long yet no moves?

08 Aug 2019 08:48:48
Worst case scenario would not be no signing today but losing Pogba after window closes 😥.

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08 Aug 2019 09:06:47
One thing I'm sure of is that if we don't sign a midfielder, there is absolutely no way Pogba would be allowed to leave.

08 Aug 2019 09:10:32
Pogba won’t go now but will be off next season cannot blame him he has been given no support in that midfield. How Woodward is allowed to dictate transfer policy is beyond me, he is a laughing stock to other clubs. Yet again another appalling transfer window. I know we got maguire and AWB in but we could have had both of them in on day 1 of the window and paid exactly what we paid anyhow. He has again failed to sign a midfielder and we currently minus pogba have the worst midfield in the top half of the table and the others are all strengthening. Sold lukaku without a recognised goal scorer now at the club, genius. As long as Woodward is at the club it will go nowhere but backwards. 7th place this season providing Pogba stays fit.

08 Aug 2019 09:22:41
That's one take Rivian. Another is that it allows other players to step up, allowing more game time for McT and Gomes who look like they are ready for a breakthrough season.

Who knows. I'm just guessing, like you are.

08 Aug 2019 09:23:11
Hope never dies (until the deadline), we'll have a midfielder even if it's Jonjo Shelvey!

08 Aug 2019 09:59:46
Jaime🤩 you are already consistent in your posts mate.

Wazza, ziko we can't kid ourselves if Pogba leaves without a replacement some of statements posted here like season is over before it began would be absolutely true.

08 Aug 2019 10:15:29
Best case scenario is we make no signings, are outside the top 4 by Christmas, realise its Woodward that needs to go and actually sort the club structure out.

08 Aug 2019 10:53:37
I wonder what happened with the technical director or director of football Unite were looking at.

08 Aug 2019 08:44:22
So Spurs are about to get Paulo Dybala, show how far we have fallen, when a top level talent rejects manchester united and signs for spurs on lesser money.

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08 Aug 2019 09:09:57
It does seem a little surprising. But it makes a little sense from the perspective that living in London is more attractive than Manchester and he'll get champs league footy.

I wonder if to some extent agents think they can get away with murder with us, so throw down massive fees and wages when talking with us and we've just told him to do one, so now that door has closed he's somewhat out of options.

I hope that's the case. I like the idea of agents realigning their expectations of quite how far they can bend us over.

08 Aug 2019 09:21:05
CSM that is your take on things.

Isn't it public knowledge that we walked away due to his demands?

Dybala may have reduced his demands to get the move away from Juve that Ed said he has wanted since last season, after his demands were rejected by both Juve and United, and potentially PSG who haven't taken him despite his clear intention to move there.

Relax.

08 Aug 2019 09:32:22
Wazza public knowledge that mostly came from united's briefing, are you really convinced that spurs are paying any of the fees or wages or other stuff that we balked at?

He isn't going to city or real or barca, he is going to the spurs, who have won nothing under anyone since i can't remember when, he clearly rejected us, which woodward tried to sell as asking too much and fans like you lapped up. And I find it very troubling when top star players start rejecting man utd for spurs.

08 Aug 2019 10:39:24
I really don't care who spurs do and don't sign as the only people I want playing for our club are those that are 100% committed to it. Dybala could well have been our ozil, talented but going missing on a regular basis, the likes of mata gomes chong and pereira will never give less than 150% and I would rather have them playing than some overpaid superstar who is using us to increase his bank balance!

08 Aug 2019 10:56:30
He didn't turn us down we pulled the plug on him due to his wage demands and image rights etc. Also if you read about it properly they (Spurs) are still miles apart with Dybala's wage demands and image rights. The only thing that has been agreed is the fee between the two clubs.

08 Aug 2019 12:11:39
You mean like Gazza did in the nineties?

08 Aug 2019 12:25:04
Allan and Simonmanc 👏👏👏

CSM, Dybala to Spurs now off. Your original post is now void which I hope leaves you feeling a little more positive.

08 Aug 2019 07:43:02
Mandzukic and William's the 2 names in the frame.

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08 Aug 2019 08:44:57
Mandzukic would be really sensible in my opinion:

- back up striker
- plan B in terms of a physical presence
- still a really good finisher
- hard worker
- great professional for the likes of Greenwood to learn from for a season or two

Get this once done, Ole!

08 Aug 2019 08:57:06
Fernandes doesn't seem Tottenham bound, they seem to be signing Dybala, Lo Celso and Sessegnon. Leaves the door open if the club meet the asking price.

08 Aug 2019 09:21:42
Agree Downsie, he's a goalscorer and somebody who can give our other forwards a rest.

08 Aug 2019 07:07:54
Lukaku on his way. Could be a good day!

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08 Aug 2019 11:24:34
With Lukaku on his way it’s already a good day
We have turned a page.

07 Aug 2019 20:36:45
Italian window doesn’t close for another month yet, so wondering if the Lukaku deal has been agreed in time to allow us to bring in a replacement?

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07 Aug 2019 20:50:59
Time to bring in a replacement? Cutting it fine 😂.

07 Aug 2019 22:46:48
Ed, if we sell Lukaku (hopefully) are they looking to bring a last minute replacement in?

08 Aug 2019 00:40:06
Solskjaer has apparently said he’s happy with the forwards he has. Defence is fixed. Focus should now be on midfield and rightly so.

08 Aug 2019 07:19:07
Perth you're correct but by heck the clock is actually speeding up! :)

08 Aug 2019 08:19:01
I agree about the midfield but I can see anyone coming now. They’d be here already or at least a bid gone in. It looks like Fernandes was never of much interest or they’d have just paid the 62m. Gone quiet on Neres, if that bid was true. Eriksen or Dybala not happening and I don’t think we’re seriously linked to anyone else are we?
He might be happy with his midfield too.

 


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