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07 Jun 2018 10:57:03
Romanian young 19yr old striker called Man. It's being reported that Jose has an interest. Guff or No?

Never heard of him anyone have any ideas?


1.) 07 Jun 2018 14:57:37
Got to admit the first time i heard of him was a few weeks ago when i signed him on fifa lol 😂.

2.) 07 Jun 2018 19:03:25
First name Griez?

3.) 07 Jun 2018 21:03:03
I’ve looked him up on YouTube, there is one video of him as an 8 year old and he looks brillIant. I’m really excited.

4.) 07 Jun 2018 22:30:31
I know AJH and that's when he was only Boy.

5.) 08 Jun 2018 13:11:25
Must admit I find it refreshing (and nostalgic) that we are going for players I’ve barely heard of. Makes a change from the ‘marketing’ signings we’ve been used to recently.

6.) 08 Jun 2018 13:34:03

Quality (sorry for the delay)

7.) 09 Jun 2018 14:48:41
Ronnie will be loving this feed . Man -Boy-tissue 😆😆.



03 Jun 2018 10:10:09
Papers are suggesting veratti which would make me very happy indeed.


1.) 03 Jun 2018 10:44:26
i flipping hope so mate! he would be the perfect midfield signing. available for the right price as well given what Ed002 said a while ago. can tackle, can pick a pass and always looks forward. Closest thing we will have in midfield to scholes since he left.

2.) 03 Jun 2018 11:46:34
no obvious source to the link plus he is a client of Mino Raiola and i think United don't really want anything to do with him anymore. so i am not reading much in to this.

3.) 03 Jun 2018 11:49:28
I can see hi being UTD. Think RM or Barcelona are his likely destination.

4.) 03 Jun 2018 11:50:55
Would people take a swap deal Pogba for Verratti?

5.) 03 Jun 2018 12:35:51
What’s with the obsession to get rid of Pogba? He’s our best midfielder.

6.) 03 Jun 2018 12:39:06
Not tall enough for Jose Mourinho. On a serious note what exactly has he done that he's so highly rated?
PSG have very little competition in the league. And everytime I see verrati playing against any big side he always comes out as a rash midfielder just waiting for a red card and usually he's subbed off.

{Ed007's Note - I know what you mean mate. Just look at De Bruyne, Sane, David Silva and Aguero etc, City have very little competition in the league and they flop in the CL so why are there players so highly thought of?}

7.) 03 Jun 2018 12:56:29
lost count of the amount of interviews I've read where Verratti says he is not interested in playing in England.

{Ed007's Note - It must be more than 20 then eh? ;)

8.) 03 Jun 2018 14:07:51
I think ed02 said he is not interested in moving to England and maybe return to Italy.

9.) 03 Jun 2018 13:10:49
Brilliant Bond.

{Ed007's Note - :-)

10.) 03 Jun 2018 14:03:35
Lol Bond, brutal! 😂.

11.) 03 Jun 2018 14:10:42
What's with the too small for Jose rubbish? Deco was hardly a giant.

12.) 03 Jun 2018 16:33:16
On a good day Ed007!

{Ed007's Note - ;)

13.) 04 Jun 2018 08:56:43
Eric79, then you can see what the problem is if our supposedly best midfielder can't really be bothered putting the effort in. It seems like it's not just for Utd either and the French fans have lost patience as well.

14.) 04 Jun 2018 18:34:34
If Pogba's our best midfielder, we're in trouble : (
Not trying to get rid, but if he and Jose don't book their ideas up next season, we definitely need to get rid.

15.) 04 Jun 2018 18:35:32
Exactly Mort, Sanchez isn’t exactly tall either.

16.) 04 Jun 2018 23:24:12
Who’s better Roco? Fellaini? McTominay?



06 May 2018 00:51:10
Apparently we have a greed an 80mil deal for malinkovic savic according to the sun and the metro! Probably bullpoo, but I'd be happy if it was the case. Can any of the eds shine any light on this?


{Ed001's Note - nope, no deals agreed yet that I am aware of.}

1.) 06 May 2018 08:41:18
Savic will be a brilliant signing. But I reckon Lazio would prefer to create a bidding war and sell him after the World Cup.

2.) 06 May 2018 11:00:12
Saw similar reports 12days. Looks a cracking player and really hope it’s true. Seems perfect for the premier league and a mourinho type player. I would expect him to go for no less than £100m even if that is extortionate money. Hope we sign him up as he is a beast.

3.) 06 May 2018 12:47:38
In many ways, I hope Jose sells a Pogba and replaces him with SMS. To some degree - although there are many other factors to consider - I think the Pogba conundrum has become a microcosm for the main issues surrounding the club - and at the heart of many comments on here.

Firstly, he clearly has the potential but is too inconsistent. Whether this is because of his relationship with a manager who can’t get through to him, or he’s just not willing to take advice from the coaches, who knows. This is reflected in our sense of teamwork - he’s not the only one who seems more interested in Hollywood balls than simple passes tgT benefit the team.

Thus, secondly, a lack of teamwork, togetgernss and possibly underlined by the lack of leadership on the pitch - would Vidic or Keane put up with such an inconsistent/ frustrating player?

Thirdly, the pungent waft of money that brought him, and his agent, to the club. Add this to his social media presence and you can understand why giving everything for the club, regardless of rewards, might not be his top priority. Haircuts over hatricks? United paid way too much for him - and other players no doubt - in some sort of effort for a quick fix to appease the fans who are desperate to return to successful ways. Is he, and others, really worth the huge wages - and do they do enough to deserve them?

Thus, even though I’m probably ill-informed and tactically naive, get in SMS, who seems less reliant on systems or others around him to replace Pogba. Add a good DM (ideally Jorginho but Fred seems like a decent option - not Seri, as he’s allergic to cold weather or something) with Herrera and a couple of full backs, and we should be a decent proposition next season.

4.) 06 May 2018 13:33:57
Jorgino and Fred are completely contrasting players. I see Fred as more of a creative attacking mid?

5.) 06 May 2018 13:46:48
Surpise Surprise. The agent of SMS already says its nonsense no agreement with anyone.

6.) 06 May 2018 15:47:12
I think there no agreement for now, and agent won't come out and say therez at the moment.

We have been told would be the first choice CM, so the club may be pushing to make it happen.

7.) 06 May 2018 16:14:53
Thanks for the swift response ed.

{Ed001's Note - welcome.}



31 Jan 2018 17:27:04
Reports of varane for 53mil.


1.) 04 Feb 2018 08:32:37
DId it go through? SO excited.

2.) 04 Feb 2018 14:00:26
It was reported on football365 so I relayed that information here. On a rumours site.

3.) 04 Feb 2018 19:18:27
He was invisible in the game against Huddersfield. Shouldn’t have bothered.



18 Dec 2017 15:58:01
This is getting tiresome. we are second to a record breaking side at the moment. We are not dreadful. We are actually very very good. we have the second most goals in the league and the best defense in the league. We are on track to finish 4 places higher up the league than we did last year with a much better GD. We are also in a superior European competition and progressing well.

There are so many people on here that sound bitter. We as United fans are spoiled rotten and it shows. Yes it hurts that it's City of all people that are dominating at the moment but quit comparing us to them and look at what we have achieved since LVG was pushed.

The improvement is there for people to see, they are just choosing not to.


1.) 18 Dec 2017 18:46:05
12 days I agree with u 12 times over.

2.) 18 Dec 2017 19:39:00
I think you are comparing the wrong things and using the wrong benchmarks.

What you are saying in a nutshell is because a guy beat up 10 people last weekend, and this weekend he only beat up 5 people he is becoming a better citizen, so quit complaining. There is no denying he is behaving better of course, but is it good enough compared to the guy that beats nobody up (City)?

We need to compare ourselves against City at the minute, both in terms of points on the board and the manner of obtaining those points. We are a hard watch, grinding out wins, shutting up shop against any half decent side we play against and I can't see how much more improvement is available if we continue to go down this path - it's the same performance virtually every single week (horrible to watch) . Yes we will pick up the occasional fortunate win against decent opposition (Arsenal, to a lesser extent Spurs), but on the whole our focus is on not getting beat, our focus prior to the LVG/ Moyes debacle was "go and beat" whoever we play for the most part.

So yes we are doing better on paper, but I think we are using clever accounting techniques and we are the footballing equivalent of Enron at the minute. The manager doesn't seem committed, players don't seem on-board, hard to deny we are playing long ball more than we should, slow football when we don't resort to hoofing it, it's a slippery slope that requires £150m+ every summer just to keep it going it seems. Most of us would agree we need 4-5 world class signings to compete with City still, how much will that cost and would they want to play for a team that plays our way? Then can Jose's negative tactics compete with Pep's tactics if we do get his ideal players, (not to mention our European rivals)? If Pep was managing us and Jose was managing City, I genuinely think the Utd would be top of the league, it is a massive factor unfortunately and I think it's too easily overlooked - not sure what the answer is but Jose is not going to overturn City going down the path he is taking in my opinion.

Our main rival has improved more than we have, that is a massive problem for me, because they already has a big head-start.

3.) 18 Dec 2017 19:57:14
I agree with you Beast although I’m probably a bit more optimistic:-) I’m never sure which United is going to turn up these days. The entertaining free flowing fast passing team I love watching or the scared park the bus and hit it long United which is becoming more frequent. I get that there can be off days but since when do united hold on by their finger nails for 3 points against WBA. We should be smashing these teams out of sight, beating them before they’ve even stepped onto the pitch.
Forget this defend in numbers. Leave the top 3 up front and get a playmaker in who can get the ball to them quickly.

{Ed025's Note - im with you mate..

4.) 19 Dec 2017 02:59:31
I think it would be fair to compare us vs city if you extrapolated our matches with pogba to a full healthy/ non suspended season. He’s shown how much our team is centered on his unique skill set with how much more we win and how many more goals a game we score when he’s playing. Feel free to do the math but I’m pretty sure we’d be right behind city, and definitely would have had a better chance in the derby. What gives me hope despite frustrations is that if we can keep pogba on the field we are much closer to city if not equal in terms of quality and results. It’s been during pogba-less stretches that we’ve fallen behind.

5.) 19 Dec 2017 09:00:42
I think (hope) unitedred, that that is exactly what we are building towards. (We hung on for our lives in more than a few Fergie era games though against 'small' teams. )

6.) 19 Dec 2017 12:06:00
beast will have u believe that during SAF days, teams would poop themselves before playing us, but nostalgia can be tricky coz from a realistic vantage point it was nothing like that.

Also, I'm not sure if pep would've beaten Jose had the roles been reversed.

If u haven't seen improvement in the team in the past two odd years then we'll always be at loggerheads.

7.) 19 Dec 2017 15:03:30
I agree KG. Pogba has only played in 8 PL games. 7 wins and a draw. 24 goals for and 6 goals against and we have scored 4 goals in 4 off those games.

8.) 19 Dec 2017 16:04:32
I think KG hit the nail on the head there, 100% agree with that.




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07 Jun 2024 21:39:01
Let's pray that INEOS were watching that dirge tonight.


1.) 08 Jun 2024 00:13:06
Surely we can't be waiting for southgate. il be manager out before I even see his head appear near old Trafford. He wouldn't manage his supper.

2.) 08 Jun 2024 08:22:42
southgate- never a great player, not a good coach but excellent at greasing up the powers that be and saying the ego stroking things they want to hear. Definately no from me but like all the fans its not our decision.

3.) 08 Jun 2024 08:42:50
First England friendly I’ve watched in years. And the last.

4.) 08 Jun 2024 10:46:35
I get more than a horrible sinking feeling this is all pointing to Southgate.

5.) 08 Jun 2024 11:04:06
There’s no way that the new powers that be will rate Southgate over ten Hag, Tuchel or Poch. Simply not happening.

6.) 08 Jun 2024 12:13:08
What’s your thoughts on the delay then eric?

7.) 08 Jun 2024 12:35:56
I'm not sure about Southgate's squad selection.

Keepers he's probably got right, Pope not fit, Pickford clear first choice and has been in good form. Henderson has been very good for Palace. Ramsdale is the questionable one, yet last season he was in the best form of all the English keepers. It's just a lack of playing time this season.

In defence he has got a lot of stick for his choices, however for me he has made just two mistakes. I don't understand the point in taking Dunk. He's actually dipped a little in form this season, and while older, he hasn't got any real international experience of note. While taking Trippier seems like a poor choice. He's made 4 appearances in the past FOUR months. In those games he played 52 minutes, 1 minute, 63 minutes and 9 minutes. That means in that time he's played 125 minutes of a possible 2160 minutes available.

Given the risk he's taking by selecting Shaw and with Shaw being the only left footed defender in the squad I think it would have made much more sense to take both Branthwaite and Colwill to give that defence more balance, along with taking two players in much better form than Dunk and Trippier. Long term as well both Branthwaite and Colwill are likely to become regulars for England, so it makes much more sense to bed them in during this tournament.

The rest I think make sense, Guehi is capable of playing either RCB or LCB, Konsa has been in excellent form for Villa and Gomez has been great for Liverpool playing at LB, while also being flexible enough to play across the back four. While Stones and Walker are obvious picks.

I like the midfield selection, particularly the inclusions of Mainoo and Wharton. Rice and Bellingham are obvious starters, while Gallagher has probably been Chelsea's second best player this season only behind the phenomenal Palmer. I also rate taking TAA as that ball playing midfielder over Ward-Prowse. Not as good defensively but a couple of levels higher on the ball. A more front foot approach.

Where I actually think it becomes a little bit of a weird squad selections is with the forwards. Palmer, Saka had to go, and I think taking Eze over Grealish makes a lot of sense on current form. Yet including Bowen (who I think is a great player) seems odd. He plays best on the right where he won't get ahead of either of Palmer or Saka. The other position he can play is as a striker, but Southgate has selected Kane, Watkins and Toney. So we aren't short of strikers. While players like Eze and Foden prefer to also play on the right if they don't play centrally.

It's a selection of forwards who all prefer to play from the right, with only Gordon being a regular starter on the left. I suspect Foden will be first choice on the LW, with Gordon coming on from the bench.

While Kane is fully fit and clear first choice as well as captain so will play most games, so why take BOTH Watkins and Toney.

Given the injuries in defence and the obvious first choices in the forward line it would have made much more sense to not take Bowen and Toney replace one of them with an actual LB, options could be Rico Henry, Tyrick Mitchell or Alfie Doughty. If Shaw doesn't recover then England will play the entire tournament without a LB.

Taking Bowen or Toney to sit on the bench instead of a special-ist LB back up option to the only LB you have who will definitely miss the first and maybe the second game seems utterly ridiculous. Especially given Shaw's injury history, you know its highly likely that he'll have another set back in his recovery.

The other change I'd make is to instead bring another forward who is best playing from the left, just to add some balance to the attack. We already know that we don't have a guaranteed LB starter who can play on the overlap. I think we might really lack width on that lefthand side and taking another naturally left sided attacker just makes sense. While Rashford has been in bad form, he does have blistering pace, something that isn't abundant in the English forward line. As a bench option who naturally plays LW and who could come on against tired legs and stretch the game he makes much more sense than either of Bowen or Toney. If not Rashford then maybe Sterling.

I think changing those four players (Dunk, Trippier, Bowen and Toney) for Branthwaite, Colwill, Doughty and Rashford provides far more balance both in attack and defence.

8.) 08 Jun 2024 14:25:09
I don't want Southgate but the hate for him is over the top. He has created the best atmosphere in an England camp I can remember, and also got better results than previous much more experienced Managers and the players clearly like and respect him.

Not for me, but not the appalling Manager some of you talk about.

9.) 08 Jun 2024 14:43:41
Maybe I'm overlooking his achievements with Middlesbrough.
Great motivator and man manager I imagine. But I don't especially want to hear how a manager has 'learnt a lot' after a home defeat against Iceland a week before going into a European tournament as hot favourites.

10.) 08 Jun 2024 15:21:12
England are not favourites in any country other than England.

11.) 08 Jun 2024 16:15:20
Yeah, France are considered to favourites given their form and that they got to the World Cup final less than two years ago.

12.) 08 Jun 2024 16:31:24
I am very happy with my punt on France to win outright, as they certainly weren't first or even second favourites last week when I placed it.

13.) 08 Jun 2024 18:53:49
Atmospheres don’t win you competitions.

Southgate has stole a living playing against the worst bunch of international teams in the last 50 years.

The last 3 tournaments have been poor and teams were there for the taking

It’s all well and good in qualifying Playing against teams that would do well to look good in pub leagues

when it comes to playing a half decent team he fails again and again.

If he is appointed United manager it will be worse than when the glazers and Woodward thought appointing moyes was a good idea.

14.) 09 Jun 2024 14:10:02
The favourites change on a weekly basis with the bookies.

Personally I think there are four teams who all stand a great chance of winning it.

France easily have the best possible selection of players, and as such the strongest squad. While Deschamps has a good record of getting them to semi-finals and finals. You'd probably have to say they are favourites. That said will he get the balance of the team right? Personally I'm surprised he hasn't got Saliba as nailed on first choice, as for me he's one of if not the best CB in the world right now. Having great players to step in definitely makes things easier, but will those players bring the right balance or do they have the same kind of chemistry with the rest of the team.

Portugal are my pick for winners. Ronaldo's last tournament, a fantastic squad with real depth and quality, especially in midfield (where most games are won and lost) . They were top scorers in qualifying and conceded the least. They are the most in form team in the tournament.

You can never rule out Germany in a home tournament, they've had a rocky couple of years and maybe have struggled due to the lack of competitive games due to not having to qualify. But in Nagelsmann they have possibly the most outstanding manager at the tournament. Tactically astute, and will be able to come up with the right tactics for any situation 9 times out of 10. I do worry if they will score enough goals, but you would be a fool to discount them.

Finally England have a phenomenal chance. Injuries and a manager who often plays a little too conservatively might be their undoing. For England to win I think they will have to outscore everyone they come up against. By that I mean the defence looks a little disorganised and undercooked. Probably due to the injuries. Only one LB and he's not guaranteed to be fit, while a new partnership in central defence also means there are concerns over how well they will gel. Midfield looks very promising with Bellingham, Mainoo and Wharton all looking like future stars (Bellingham already is) . I would say they're is a lack of experience though in the middle with only Rice as a player who has been to a tournament before. It maybe is a tournament too early for that midfield. At the world cup or the next Euro's that could be the best midfield in the tournament. England's strength is in attack. In players like Kane, Watkins, Palmer, Saka and Foden they have 5 players who are in the top 20 in Europe for goals and assists. We have the best and most in form forward line in Europe. They will have to lean heavily on that if they are to win the competition.

Don't sit deep and invite pressure on to a patched up defence, but take the initiative, play on the front foot and try to bury teams as quickly as possible. Score 4 in the first half, even if you concede one and you've won the game, barring silly play in the second half. Just stay disciplined, keep the ball (in the opposition half) and try and score another.

My prediction is England lose in the semis to France, more due to a weak mentality of expecting to lose and changing their game to try and be defensive and hit them on the counter. The final will see Portugal beating France to win it after overcoming Germany in their semi.



21 May 2024 14:20:08
No Rashford in the England squad. It's the right call, but I am a little surprised that he's not in the provisional.

Pleased for Kobbie.


1.) 21 May 2024 14:35:55
It's the right call and perhaps the kick up the backside that he desperately needs. His ommission from the England squad should have happened sooner.

2.) 21 May 2024 14:50:21
No doubt we are all haters and it’s abuse by Southgate not picking him!

3.) 21 May 2024 15:02:35
Absolutely the right call on Rashford and gives him the summer to regroup, clear any rumoured injuries and work out what sort of player he wants to come back as.
Also means should we be looking to move him on that discussions can be had during the Euros.

Southgate showing some bite with a number of players and giving some youngsters a chance as well as from so called lesser clubs.

4.) 21 May 2024 15:08:29
Something is patently not right with Rashford this season. Maybe a break will do him good. We were all lauding him last year for his excellent performances. i hope he gets whatever help he needs to rediscover that form.

5.) 21 May 2024 15:36:29
Too much money and free time. Lack of focus on his professional obligations. If he had serious personal problems then he should have been removed from selection, but ETH continued to select him, so assume all relatively fine. No excuses. Kudos Southgate for seeing what many, apart from ETH, could.

6.) 21 May 2024 15:40:47
It's no surprise really when I suggested it would happen I was told on here that rashford would definitely be in squad and Henderson would definitely be in staring 11. Don't listen to guarantees from Fantasy fotball experts they think it's like the real thing and get a bit carried away with their opinions??.

7.) 21 May 2024 15:44:25
He’s a confidence player, so when he is on form and confident he can do great things, but the majority of the time he is way off it as things aren’t going well and he isn’t strong enough mentally to battle through it to regain that form and therefore confidence.

He comes across as a moody sulky person, but I don’t think he is, he just doesn’t have the mental strength required to stay at the top, especially when times are tough.

He needs to leave for me, for our sake and his own.

8.) 21 May 2024 16:01:54
Yeah I think a move would do him the world of food. Get out of England and learn new and better things.

9.) 21 May 2024 16:43:26
Good not food.

10.) 21 May 2024 16:43:48
Most players would do everything in their power to prove Southgate wrong. Sadly, Rashford will probably just go off in a strop and blame everybody but himself.

11.) 21 May 2024 16:56:29
I agree with Noel Gallagher.

12.) 21 May 2024 17:06:32
Henerson in the starting
Whoever said that should hang up there keyboard and retire.

13.) 21 May 2024 17:33:40
I think Marcus splitting up with his girlfriend before the season started might have more of an impact than we realise, especially when you have to live your life in the public eye it seems like he has the weight of the world on his shoulders at the moment.

I don't think a move abroad would suit him, he comes across as someone who lives being in the UK. Maybe the break from football for 2 months and a chance to find some happiness might see a renewed player coming back in July.

14.) 21 May 2024 17:49:17
Tw you’re alway trying to validate yourself, and pick fights. who cares who called what.

Imo best outcome for both Rashford and England is if he sits it out.

15.) 21 May 2024 18:10:09
G nev I think it's the right call I think rashford would benefit from a move outside of the epl but that sort of move is not for everybody but if he fancies it now is the ideal time imo.
I think more English players should do it I think the national team would benefit greatly from a wider experience base. Top players will see their skills enhanced due to more emphasis on technique.

16.) 21 May 2024 18:46:02
@ salford I hope so too.
He has great ability imo and has had a big gap in quality coaching for years imo.
I think he can flourish under the right coaching but I also think a move abroad would see him be a big success.

17.) 21 May 2024 19:02:17
I think he should as well. Would it help Rashford, I dunno he seems to know every thing already it seems with his PR exercises.

Hopefully this may make him change his attitude for next season.

18.) 21 May 2024 19:40:27
Rashford could do with the rest and some head space. Hopefully he will look at this and take some time to reflect and comeback stronger next season. There is no doubt he's a good player, he's a nightmare for the opposition when he's in form. He's still only 26 his best years are ahead of him.

19.) 21 May 2024 19:45:12
Maybe Poch can get him back to his best? ?.

20.) 21 May 2024 20:10:54
I think we keep him and play him in his strongest position, when he is performing as the best we have in that position, otherwise bench.
The issue is is high wage, and that might work against him.

21.) 21 May 2024 22:36:18
Rashford has had two decent seasons 19/ 20 and 22/ 23 in those seasons he scored 17 league goals. Funnily enough these correlate to when he signed new contracts. Whoever gave him that latest deal is a clown, his demise was statistically probable.



20 May 2024 11:56:24
So what are everyone's starting 11s for the final?

Personally I would go:

AWB Varane Martinez Dalot

Cass Mainoo

Amad Garnacho


Make sure we're in the game with 25 to go and then introduce Rash and Hojlund.


1.) 20 May 2024 12:07:13
I think hojlund or Rashford will start instead of Amad and then bruno or Garnacho will move to the right hand side.

2.) 20 May 2024 12:22:31
I think he will start rashford ahead of Anthony and amad.
I think playing no striker against city will cost us dearly.
I'd rather varane was not part of the team personally under normal circumstances but I reckon he won't be the only one putting in his last appearance for united on the day manager included.
Hopefully between wilcox and the coaches they can come up with a plan that works on the day.

3.) 20 May 2024 12:13:23
Mine is quite similar to yours 12day with a little tweak

. Onana
AWB Varane Martinez Dalot

. Cass Mainoo

Amad , Bruno . Garnacho

. , - Rasmus.

4.) 20 May 2024 12:50:55
Hojlund has to start, his shot conversion rate is really high, better than Haaland and Isak.

In a game of few chances we’ll need players who can finish.

Although the odds are massively against us we’ve been written off by everybody. That’s fuel to upset the odds.

5.) 20 May 2024 13:34:11
Wazza we won the last 2 games in a row with him in the bench. When was the last time that happened?
He does not have to start.
I'd rather he did but because Bruno has no positional discipline him in our midfield 3 leaves us badly exposed as it has all season
We look defensively better without Bruno in a midfield 3.

6.) 20 May 2024 14:33:11
Hojlund isn’t the sort of player you’d want to see coming off the bench for last 20/ 25 mins. I think if we can keep it tight for 70mins, putting Hojlund on would cause them some problems. Might be a good tactic.

7.) 20 May 2024 14:50:31
I think i would rather start with the three in midfield in Casemiro, Mainoo and Mctominay. Gives the back 4 a bit more protection.
Every player on that picth is going to have to work there arse off just to stay in the game. Can't have any passengers giving 75 percent which is why i hope he doesn't play Rashford plus the lad Amad deserves his chance after his last couple of performances.

8.) 20 May 2024 16:41:06
I think rashford and Hojlund coming off the bench at 70 minutes would cause some discomfort for the defence, but as we may well be 4 goals down by then it might not matter. I really wish we had a decent DM to play with Casemiro, but I'd rather Scott than Amrabat.

9.) 20 May 2024 17:11:28
Red d they are both rubbish but I have to say I'd rather amrabat and cas than include mctom as a defensive midfielder.

10.) 20 May 2024 17:12:59
Ports we kept it tight for 12 seconds last year 70 min is a stretch.

11.) 20 May 2024 17:42:15
What do you mean Wilcox and the coaches can come up with a plan Ken? You think Wilcox will have tactical input into the final?

It is a tough call for EtH. Hoyland deserves to start. Can we afford to play Fernandes, hoyland, garna and rash/ Amad? Seems suicidal, but if they work hard and double up defensively down the flanks it could work. Fernandes has also shown he can play deeper and link play forward simply - he has also shown he loves to give the ball away too cheaply!

The players that play are important, but so too is HOW they play. We will lose badly if we try to play a front 4.

12.) 20 May 2024 17:54:03
Front four? We should have a front 1 in a 541 formation, pure bus and counter.

13.) 20 May 2024 18:00:04
Yes DB I think wilcox has had an input into the tactical change in the last 2 games. So I think he will continue to work with the coaches for the final.

14.) 20 May 2024 18:36:09
I agree red D. We have a 'punchers' chance.
Like ports said if we can keep it tight and hit them on the counter that's probably our best chance.
Front 4? we must be the worst team ever if we claim to be a front 4 team. Negative goal difference ??.

15.) 20 May 2024 18:50:17
I know it would never happen, but I'd love us to call jose, tell him it's a one game contract, massive win bonus, chance to get one over an old adversary, show us the bus in all it's glory!

16.) 20 May 2024 20:21:55
I know what you mean red D but I never wanted eth to leave or be pushed until the end of the season.
He got the team there they should all see it through together.
I'm not a great believer in these things but the way we have got there is one of those old ' our name is in the cup' vibes.
It's a long shot that are a top class outfit amd we have to hope for them to be on an off day, us to find a good day, and for lots of luck. We've had lots of luck up to this point. Let's hope we can rise to the occasion.

17.) 20 May 2024 20:37:45
What's that based on ken? More inside knowledge? ?

Wilcox and the coaches, what a load of tosh hahahah.

18.) 20 May 2024 20:40:26
Ken what are you basing this on, giving Wilcox credit for the last victories?

19.) 20 May 2024 22:08:34
Because he can’t give ETH any credit so it has to be Wilcox ?.

20.) 20 May 2024 22:16:06
Wilcox lol. Let him wipe his feet first!

21.) 20 May 2024 22:49:20
Must not start Rashford. But I fear Hoijlund will get soaked up in the comparison with Harland thing and go missing to some extent.

I sincerely hope I am wrong and he comes out raging and has a blinder.

I think that the above two proposed lineups will be close. If anything I would drop McT as he will get eaten alive in that midfield from a positional perspective. I’m sure he would put himself about a bit which is one thing I suppose.

Jeez it’s a difficult one. Either way it’ll be a long day.

C’mon lads, let’s have some silver wear!

22.) 20 May 2024 23:26:47
It's not eth bashing at all. You would be nieve to think wilcox has not had any input. Eth played the same way all season until 2 weeks ago.
I give eth the credit for this wins. Far from good but the shape was better and more solid. imo.
Eth has to implement whatever wilcox, he and the coaches decide.
What makes you think eth just had a change of heart after 36 games.
If you think wilcox has had no I put after eth said they had several meetings I think your wrong.
I never claimed inside knowledge angel it's just the man starting the job he is being paid to do.
Not once did I even refer to any eth bashing your all a touch paranoid I think. ?.

23.) 20 May 2024 23:37:05
Big day for Rashy coming up. The likes of Gordon and Palmer have surely moved ahead of him. Hell even I should have. Guess we’ll see how much there is to the Southgate favourites drum.

24.) 20 May 2024 23:58:02
Don't really mind who plays. All I want is for the players to play with pride and run their socks off. Also that they don't do stupid things.

25.) 21 May 2024 07:15:11
Isn't it provisional squad today Spenno, then final squad by 7 June. Think Southgate will put him in provisional squad and assess him before making a final decision in a few weeks.

If he doesn't get picked today it would be a big surprise and might be worth playing him Sunday from the start, go out and should Southgate what he is missing type scenario.

26.) 21 May 2024 07:42:37
Aye Grim provisional squad. IMO only way he makes the final squad is if people pull out. But as you say he has a game left to have a worldy.

27.) 21 May 2024 09:39:16
It hurts my fingers to type this but I tend to agree with Ken on this one, I think it's clear INEOS want a structure where they will have their football people deciding the style, personnel etc and we move from a manager to head coach. I think this is part of it now and almost, an audition if you like for ETH to show he can work in that structure. I wouldn't say Wilcox is picking the line-up but has some influence on set up etc.

28.) 21 May 2024 09:58:15
Not sure why it would hurt your fingers.
Of course eth is picking the team but taking advice on board to change the shape.

29.) 21 May 2024 10:03:49
Because I don't usually agree with you Ken but in this case I do.

30.) 21 May 2024 12:56:41
I also am prone to disagree with Ken, and whilst I don't think it is necessarily as simple as just Wilcox, I expect there may have been some influence.

In any case, showing ability to adapt to a structure/ style of play and achieve results goes in ETH favour in being retained. Ineos will want someone that can implement a style of play and get results. The more ETH does that, the stronger case he has to stay.

31.) 21 May 2024 15:11:48
I don't think anyone can argue with Gordon and (to a lesser extent) Grealish going, plus we've used Foden on the left previously, so it shouldn't be a surprise. He should get his head down all summer and sort himself out and enjoy it ov the TV like the rest of us!



18 Jul 2019 12:23:31
Few questions for everyone.

How does everyone think Sanchez will do this season?

Who will be the break out youth player?

Who will be our leading goalscorer and how many will they get?

Who will be our player of the year?


{Ed004's Note - 1) I think he will have very little impact because Martial is a better winger, Rashford is a better striker and we have youngsters who deserve game time. 2) Greenwood will be the breakout star. 3) Rashford and just shy of 20. 4) Pogba (most likely Rashford, McTominay or Lindelof).}

1.) 18 Jul 2019 12:48:39
1. I think more misery for Sanchez for the same reasons Ed004 mentions.
Leading to a loan to a foreign club in January.

2. It's looking like Greenwood at the moment, I hope he gets a good run and has the potential to score 10 goals in his break out season.

3. Rashford for leading goal scorer. If Pogba goes he will be on penalties. Also with a full pre-season and new contract he will be sharp and raring to go.

4. AWB as he's already a fans favourite.

2.) 18 Jul 2019 12:57:06
Sanchez. It depend on which club he is playing for.
If he stays i see him playing more than martial and having more impact.
Greenwood just ahead of gomes for me.
Rash 27

3.) 18 Jul 2019 12:58:49
Sanchez, no impact until a January departure probably to China.

Breakout player, everyone's going to say Greenwood. Tempted to say the same but if he gets game time I think Gomes will impress.

Top scorer, Rashford. 25 all competitions.

Player of the year, tougher to call. Pogba if he stays and doesn't sulk. Or Lindelof, Wan-Bissaka, Rashford, outside shout McTom or James.

4.) 18 Jul 2019 13:14:49
1. I believe Sanchez's impact will be the same as last year, zero.

2. Similar to Mort, Greenwood is the obvious choice, however fingers crossed there are no significant injuries but if given the opportunity Tuenzebe is a player who really stands out for me.

3. Contrary to many peoples belief, given he has the belief in himself i think Martial, i think once his confidence goes up he will go striker and rashford on the wing. I think 13+ personally.

4. Player of the year AWB, truly think he will be united's best signing for a while.

5.) 18 Jul 2019 13:42:57
Sanchez won't have any impact, he'll either be 4/ 5th choice in any position or he'll leave.

Greenwood is most likely to be the breakout youth player as he can play RW. Gomes and Garner have more competition ahead of them.

Rashford will top score, 27 goals in all competitions.

Player of the year is a tough one, any of AWB, Lindelof or Rashford. Although there could be some others.

6.) 18 Jul 2019 14:21:04
Sanchez will have very little impact, but whatever impact he will have would be better than Lazy Martial.

Tuanzebe for me, he will cement his place in the team this year.

Leading goal scorer will be Rahsford, provided we do sign anyone after Lukaku leaves.

POTY- Hands Down Pogba, the only world class player we have.

7.) 18 Jul 2019 18:47:41
Top scorer Rashford.
Breakout player - Greenwood.
POTY - Pog/ Bruno
Sanchez - Better play style may see him flourish.



07 Nov 2018 20:50:42
Half time and I think that is a pretty decent away performance against one of the best teams in Europe.

Alexis looks sharp and we look like we could get something on the break. Pogba has given the ball away a few times but that's just the type of player he is.


1.) 07 Nov 2018 21:01:20
Shaw needs to tuck in, closer to Lindelof. Quite a few Juve attacks have come from his side, they're excellent at passing from deep. Pogba needs to do better and a bit of belief upfront is needed.

2.) 07 Nov 2018 21:31:14
How is our greatest academy graduate lingard doing guys?

3.) 08 Nov 2018 07:48:08
He had an uneventful game but always came looking for the ball. Looks rusty.




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05 Jun 2024 10:08:28
Thanks Ed.


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04 Jun 2024 14:33:23
Is there any interest from the club and Jonny on renewing for a year?


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04 Jun 2024 14:32:49

Candidate for worst pun of the year?




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03 Jun 2024 09:14:58
Football is not just about numbers. The obsession with stats is baffling. Ronaldo scored a lot of goals for us on his return but he clearly made the TEAM weaker.

As much as I love Bruno, he is the worst offender on our team in terms of giving the ball away cheaply.

I think with astute signings to replace him, the loss of Bruno would allow us to have a much more rounded side, capable of controlling games and consequently scoring more goals.




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28 Apr 2024 11:08:59
Why not ship out both and completely remove Ole's first choice attacking line from the club in one fell swoop. None of them have lived up to what we had hoped they would be for different reasons.





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Out of all of them I'd take Wharton. Eze and Olise seem to have significant injury issues. That is the last thing that we need.


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23 May 2024 13:22:36
Would be interesting to see the same poll but with Ten Hag added in to see how many want him gone.




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Blue and white umbro kit from the early 90s was and always will be our best kit.




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Not guilty and innocent are not the same thing.




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14 Jul 2023 14:51:36
As a footballer alone he was a tremendous prospect who must have been a nightmare for defenders because he could go either way, run in behind and was also technically proficient enough to drop into pockets of space and create.


That doesn't matter anymore and I don't want to see him play for us again. If the plan is to loan him to bump his price up, fine, but I don't want to see him with the Utd badge on again.