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16 Jan 2019 20:04:41
Read that we have been linked to David brooks of Bournemouth, I'm from Sheffield and saw a lot of him at Sheffield Utd, great player, I'd take him and play him with Rashford instead of Lingard (already a better player in my opinion)


1.) 17 Jan 2019 12:06:25
I really don’t understand the want to move Lingard on or have him out of the side. Played a huge role in the win against spurs. He’s versatile and has great movement. Yes, there are better players in world football than Lingard, but we’ve more important areas to address.

2.) 17 Jan 2019 12:22:29
Lingard has been brilliant for us for a few years now. He reminds me a bit of Park, putting in a good shift high up the pitch, willing to fill in the gaps, great at covering out of possession and finding space when in possession. He’s certainly done more than a £50m Fred this season. I think Lingard isn’t as appreciated as he should be partly because he didn’t cost silly money with a silly name.

3.) 17 Jan 2019 12:35:18
Better than lingard? A player with knack of scoring in big games especially finals and who was one of England's better players at the world cup. Or some random guy at a low league team.

4.) 17 Jan 2019 15:26:12
I get the feeling if he was called Lingardinho people might respect him a bit more. He is one of the first names on the team sheet in big games, especially big away games, a link between the midfield and attack with seemingly unlimited energy. There are better players out there than Jesse but he gets my vote over a lot of them.

Not saying Brooks isn't a good player, I am sure he is, looks a decent prospect, but at the moment he is nowhere near the level of Lingard never mind better.

5.) 17 Jan 2019 16:00:37
He does have a foreign name. Messi Lingard is awesome.

6.) 17 Jan 2019 16:13:06
Obviously I’m outnumbered when it comes to Lingard but like i say it’s just my opinion.
I don’t dislike Lingard but think he flatters to deceive at times, i love his energy and it’s clear to see he loves playing for Utd and yes he scores the odd good goal but overall i think his end product is hit and miss and think Brooke’s is a better all round player and will be a top player.
This is one of the things that’s good about football, everyone has an opinion.

7.) 17 Jan 2019 16:48:03
I agree he needs to be more consistent. But we've been saying that about most of the squad for 2-3 years. I think he's underrated. Brooks maybe one to keep an eye on but there's been too many like him move too soon and disappear.

8.) 17 Jan 2019 21:47:19
Lingard is currently my favourite United player. Been at the club most of his life, loyal, worked hard during several loan spells and is now reaping the rewards. The guy is a role model on the pitch to the youngsters at the club.

9.) 19 Jan 2019 13:50:29
For me, lingard stays! One of the first names on our starting 11.

10.) 19 Jan 2019 21:54:41
Lionel Jesse.



14 Jan 2019 20:36:49
Tony V leaving at the end of the season, I'd like to see wan bassaka of palace come in to compete with Dalot for the RB position and chilwell to compete with shaw for LB.


1.) 14 Jan 2019 23:37:46
That would be the my ideal pair of signings 2smooth. Wan Bissaka has arguably been the best rb in the league this year. But being a palace boy it may be hard to prise him away. City will be all over him in the summer. I think shaw needs competition.

We need to have players fighting for each spot on the pitch. Greater competition within a squad produces higher performance levels and higher standards. Chilwell would be perfect. I actually think at this moment he’s better than shaw. I think shaw does need to improve positionally and his delivery / final ball. Hopefully that comes with more confidence and coaching.

2.) 15 Jan 2019 06:33:40
Wan Bissaka looks like a very good player and I'd happily sign him to compete with Dalot. Another worth looking at would be Ricardo Pereira at Leicester. He was mentioned last season and through the summer by a couple of people on here and Leicester did well to get him. He has been great this season and can play on the right wing too.

For left back I'd keep Ashley Young as cover for Shaw. That isn't my ideal situation as I'd prefer we went out and got another left back to compete with Shaw but I think we have other areas such like CB, RB, CM and RW which need to be addressed before left back does. I can't see us signing 6 or 7 players this summer who are in the first team squad.

3.) 15 Jan 2019 09:39:03
I see no point in having two young left backs competing for a spot. Shaw and Young for the left, and Dalot and a New right back to compete on that side would make more sense. Never quite sure why darmian has not quite made it - if you believe what you read there are some top Italian clubs chasing him, and he’s more than good enough as back up. He’s a good defender, just his distribution not quite good enough for a modern right back.

Tony V has had a great career at Utd, but you do get the sense it’s time to move on for him now for a new challenge.

4.) 15 Jan 2019 10:59:33
Both Dalot and Young are capable of playing at both RB and LB. The obvious issue with them is one is young and is learning while the question is how long can Young go on for. For me the solution is bringing in a full back who is a solid RB but who can comfortably cover LB. Then readdress the full back situation at the end of next season.

Ricardo Pereira or Cedric Soares would be good shouts. Both settled and proven EPL players. Neither would cost the earth.

For me we need a first choice CB partner for Lindelof, and a couple of midfielders. Which is likely to cost a fair amount.

I'm not so concerned by a RW, I think Lingard can be a great option there, plus we have a couple of great youngsters who could look to breakthrough over the next two seasons in Chong, Gomes and Greenwood.

5.) 15 Jan 2019 11:24:02
Park you really think City will chase Wan while they have Walker and Danilo? If I remember correctly Wan got his chance when TFM got injured at Palace, prior to that he (TFM) played quite well for them.

6.) 15 Jan 2019 12:44:24
Good shout that Shappy. Both great options and won't cost much, but then again its United so even stones cost us diamonds. Wonder what happened with Bertrand. Remember he was linked to us and he is a good option for Shaw to compete with. Are there no fullbacks in our academy?

7.) 15 Jan 2019 15:31:11
Mitchell having a great season with hearts last i read. Not seen him i don't watch as much of the Scottish league as i used to.

8.) 15 Jan 2019 20:19:58
Mitchell has been alright but defensively suspect and isn't going to make. it here - Hearts form has went off a cliff.

9.) 15 Jan 2019 20:19:43
I do mbd. I think pep doesn’t really fancy walker that much at the moment. Just my humble opinion of course but walker can be a bit of a liability. He’s got a mistake in him and is suspect defensively at times. He showed this against Chelsea when he switched off for kante’s goal. Don’t get me wrong he’s still a very good player and would walk into our side. But I think Wan Bissaka has a higher ceiling than him. Think city will be keeping tabs on him. Danilo is pretty average tbf.

10.) 15 Jan 2019 23:02:30
I've watched quite a bit of Pereira and Bassaka this season, as they've been in my dream team since the start of the season. Both are potentially very good. Bissaka definitely the better defensively, with Pereira better going forward. Personally, I think Pereira is going to be a beast of a player.

11.) 16 Jan 2019 04:04:19
Shaw, Pereira, Lindelof and Koulibaly could be a solid back 4.

12.) 16 Jan 2019 08:03:00
I forgot about pereira Stevie. He’s brilliant and great going forward.




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21 Mar 2019 15:38:48
Just watched the program full English and really enjoyed it, two things baffle me though, how did le tiss not win more caps and how did razer ruddock get some and yet Bruce didn't
Fair play to razer though, he kept in shape, he hasn't changed since he was playing 😂.


1.) 21 Mar 2019 16:46:26
Because le Tissier was perceived as a luxury player and lazy. He looked good on highlight reels and MOTD but often in games he was anonymous for 89 minutes before producing some magic and getting Southampton a late winner or equaliser. Perception is everything. Was he a player that could be accomdated at international level?

Ruddock is genuinely one of the worst players I have ever seen. I'm amazed anyone spent money on him. Just a wind up merchant and a bully. How Bruce never got capped is a mystery, would've thought was worth at least one cap.

2.) 21 Mar 2019 21:38:39
I think it was more due to who he played for why he didn't get more caps. He was class.



24 Feb 2019 11:33:29
Don't know if it's been covered but what are people's thoughts, looserpool winning title or city winning all four trophies, can't decide which is worst.


1.) 24 Feb 2019 11:56:55
Can’t havr Liverpool winning the league and potentially starting a period do dominance, as much as city are rivals nobody cares about what they do.

2.) 24 Feb 2019 11:59:02
Id prefer liverpool winning the title over man city doing the treble or quadruple.

3.) 24 Feb 2019 12:47:58
city aren't winning the UCL and we are still in the fa cup, they won't be doing the treble let alone a quadruple. Liverpool winning on the other hand is a distinct possibility that i really scared about.

4.) 24 Feb 2019 12:57:22
Cant have pool wining the league.

5.) 24 Feb 2019 13:07:26
City quadruple is better than Pool winning league. I'm sad to say.

6.) 24 Feb 2019 13:19:52
I really only care where united finish. When united don't win any competition the next most important thing for me us that Liverpool don't win it.
Im very confidant that city won't win the quadruple. I fancy Chelsea today.



26 Jan 2019 11:33:11
Great win last night, jesse Lingard scored a great goal and fed me a piece of humble pie, long may it continue 🙂.


1.) 26 Jan 2019 15:24:24
It was a very cool, very mature finish from Lingard, saw the opportunity and threaded it like an inch perfect through ball. great to watch.

2.) 26 Jan 2019 16:04:55
I loved the control with the left foot finish with the right, cool as you like. He has really matured over the last couple of years to the point where for me he is one of the first names on the team sheet.

3.) 26 Jan 2019 18:13:53
Was about to give him a rocket for dallying on the ball in the box, instead of hitting it first time. Shows what I know.



21 Oct 2018 13:18:11
Felt like a lose yesterday, at least it looks like they were trying, if it means they're playing for the manager i don't know, big Rom scores a fair amount of goals, just think how many he would score if he was a good finisher.


1.) 21 Oct 2018 14:33:58
He has always been a striker who needs three chances to score one. That being said he should be playing in a team where he has at least 5-6 chances a a game, every game. He is the main striker for Manchester United. At no point during Sir Alex's time as manager would he consistently be expected to feed off of scraps as he is now.

The problem with strikers is they are confidence players, so when he misses a chance what he needs more than anything is another chance soon after so he can't dwell on the missed chance for too long eroding his confidence as he over thinks his actions. Unfortunately with us at the moment he might not get another chance for 40 minutes, which is far too long and cranks up the pressure too much.

Look at his form for his country. Where he has players like Hazard and Dr Bruyne constantly giving him another chance.

2.) 21 Oct 2018 16:53:34
He really isn’t top class but neither was Andy Cole. However, I always felt Cole was like an over excited puppy, whereas I see Rom as an overworked Blackpool donkey. Having said that Shappy makes a good point, his international goal scoring record is pretty good so perhaps we need to work on our approach and try and understand how we give him the 6 chances he needs to score.




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10 Jun 2019 18:51:35
If it takes 60 million pay it because if we don’t someone will and we’ll end up with 2nd or 3rd choice and regret it, get him and we’ve got a class fullback for next 10 years, looks like 50 million going rate for a decent fullback now.




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03 Jun 2019 19:36:03
I’d take Maddison in a heartbeat, already one of the best for his age and will only get better.




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17 Jan 2019 16:13:06
Obviously I’m outnumbered when it comes to Lingard but like i say it’s just my opinion.
I don’t dislike Lingard but think he flatters to deceive at times, i love his energy and it’s clear to see he loves playing for Utd and yes he scores the odd good goal but overall i think his end product is hit and miss and think Brooke’s is a better all round player and will be a top player.
This is one of the things that’s good about football, everyone has an opinion.




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07 Jan 2019 20:21:14
So what, shaw is a massive Chelsea fan but chose United 🙂.





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25 May 2019 11:05:56
Only price would make him a better signing, the only other who comes close to AWB is TAA at Liverpool and we ain’t gona get him.




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30 Apr 2019 21:03:55
Maddison is quality, I’d take him in a heartbeat. AWB is without doubt one of the two outstanding RB in the prem the other being Alexander Arnold and i can’t see us getting him.




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27 Jan 2019 17:59:02
Don’t know how old he is but every time I’ve seen Doherty at wolves he looks a good player, could be a good shout for RB, still think chillwell for LB.