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08 Jan 2023 17:47:43
Latest rumour I've seen is we want Weghorst and Felix, which makes more sense to me. Options, and more creativity.

AJH

1.) 08 Jan 2023 18:26:33
That would do for now. Though not sure how felix would fit in our new wage structure?!


2.) 08 Jan 2023 22:07:35
how many players are a club allowed to loan in the PL?


3.) 09 Jan 2023 07:18:06
I wouldn't want Weghorst, but you have to trust the manager if he has identified him.

Joan Felix I think could be a fantastic signing. He doesn't fit the type of football being played at Atletico but he has all the minerals.


4.) 09 Jan 2023 07:46:44
I'd take both in a heartbeat. I'd take one in a heartbeat actually.
Neither are the ideal candidate but we need bodies up front.
Garnacho is a bonus and has stood in well for sancho but he is just a kid and the Ronaldo gap needs filling too.


5.) 09 Jan 2023 20:48:33
You are only allowed 2 loan signings and we already have butland, so it was never going to be both.
We probably moved onto weghorst when Felix was no longer an option.


6.) 10 Jan 2023 19:51:59
Wouldn’t touch Felix with a barge pole. His style and physical make up won’t suit the Prem one bit.


 

 

22 Jul 2022 10:00:09
Jesse Lingard.

Could have gone to West Ham and been at the upper end of the table fighting for Europe.

Decided to go to Forest for what will likely be a relgation dog fight. Hmm, I wonder why.

AJH

1.) 22 Jul 2022 10:13:20
I'd imagine it's so he doesn't have to move his family to London.


2.) 22 Jul 2022 10:18:30
A one year contract too. His agent was talking about PSG, Milan and Juventus interested in him a couple of months ago. Maybe the teams that actually did want him didn't match his ego.

I'm sure he thinks why not get paid handsomely for a year, finish top scorer and then join Madrid next year.


3.) 22 Jul 2022 10:25:00
Surprised he’s not gone on that Love Island!


4.) 22 Jul 2022 10:32:08
And only on a one season deal in case it's straight back down to the Championship. That over the MLS or trying to nudge his way back into the England set-up with West Ham as he was starting to do when on loan there.


5.) 22 Jul 2022 10:35:58
1 year contract on £200K a week plus signing n fee. He'll be able to do the same next year. Seems like the lad has done a pretty decent deal for himself.


6.) 22 Jul 2022 11:13:33
It's all about the money money money.

At least he will get game time. So many players move for money and see their careers die, Sinclair, Drinkwater spring to mind as examples.


7.) 22 Jul 2022 12:31:04
So much on Lingard all the time. Good luck to him if he's getting more money.

So what?


8.) 22 Jul 2022 13:32:13
He's not united so I don't care.


9.) 22 Jul 2022 15:47:46
Shappy is right, he isn’t allowed out of the house without his babysitter. Last time he gave them the slip he spent all his pocket money on chocolate and fizzy sweets. Best to keep him away from that London or he’ll be onto those American Candy stores and spend his £200k weekly wage on milk duds.


10.) 22 Jul 2022 16:28:28
Danny, I think you'll find that he has had to assume the care of his two school aged children while his mum was unable to care for them. On top of having a daughter of his own who lives with her mother after they split up.

Living in Nottingham means he is still close to his family.

While a big wage packet certainly won't do him any harm.

I'd imagine he will see it as an opportunity to stay close to his family earn a big wage and potentially put himself in the shop window for a club like Everton, Leicester or Newcastle.


11.) 22 Jul 2022 17:24:31
Shappy, trains to Nottingham from Manchester take 2 hours, the same time it takes to drive. 2 hours also for Leicester, 3 hours for Newcastle.

Trains to London take 2 hours, and are far more regular. Nottingham is not close to his family, but its a lot more lucrative.


same as driving,


12.) 22 Jul 2022 17:26:17
That should be school aged siblings.


13.) 22 Jul 2022 18:23:06
Poor babysitter has their work cut out. Get two kids to school and then back to cut the crusts off Jessie’s sandwich and get him down for a quick nap before training.


14.) 22 Jul 2022 19:52:32
This is some mad post about why an ex United player has signed for a football team ?

Has anybody here spoke with him? How would any of ye know and who cares why or why he didn't sign for a club.

Got get that money Jesse, enjoy yourself and keep being you.


15.) 22 Jul 2022 21:04:28
Couldn’t give a damn about what Jesse Lingard is doing. When he was coming through I liked the lad, but the past 2 seasons at least I’ve thought he was a git.

Forget him.


16.) 22 Jul 2022 21:08:05
Indeed. It’s his business and his alone. He’ll play every week, it’s a great traditional club, and he’ll be handsomely paid.

As for logistics, I’m sure he’ll work it out by himself ???.


17.) 22 Jul 2022 18:59:50
Despite all this, Lingard’s going straight into my FPL Team!


18.) 23 Jul 2022 13:57:49
Shappy is so busy now googling travel times to uphold the most ridiculous argument of the day?? nice one ajh. Lots to be said b
For knowing your geography??.


 

 

14 Nov 2021 08:56:04
I was told last night that Ole has agreed to step aside once a replacement has been found.

Don't know where this rumour came from but hopefully it has legs.

AJH

1.) 14 Nov 2021 09:22:12
It does seem like the club have used the international break and particularly Ole and the players not being there to assess their options and hopefully through intermediaries reach out to potential candidates to test the waters.


2.) 14 Nov 2021 10:11:33
I think there’s zero chance of Ole agreeing to step aside. If the club replace him, he’ll be getting compensated handsomely.


3.) 14 Nov 2021 11:56:13
If this is true, at least the club aren't rushing around and are taking their time to make a decision.


4.) 14 Nov 2021 16:05:17
I don’t doubt it Danny, but if it is true, at least Woody can crack on without having to be too secretive.


5.) 14 Nov 2021 18:29:34
Maybe he doesn't know he agreed to step aside, just sayin.


6.) 15 Nov 2021 11:22:14
Any truth to the Zidane rumours?


7.) 17 Nov 2021 08:11:26
TOHoM, only that it is true that they are rumours ?.


 

 

03 Aug 2019 14:20:49
I’ve loved reading the posts this week and for what it’s worth, here’s my view.

Maguire is not necessarily the greatest defender but he seems like a big character and as has been said he is better than what we have. The price is irrelevant to me, fees are soon forgotten (unlike wages) . I think he will settle quickly and make a difference.

AWB looks a quality buy in a position where we have struggled so I’m confident that will look a steal as the season progresses.

James has huge potential, looking forward to seeing how he develops.

Dybala I don’t want. No idea where it came from and we really shouldn’t be entertaining it. Fancy name, not pulled up any trees for a couple of years, really don’t see where he fits in.

Fernandes look quality and would be a good signing and if we are interested then I have no idea why it is taking so long.

We need to ship Pogba out as quickly as possible, assuming anyone has made any sort of sensible offer. I don’t buy the line that he’s really popular. If he isn’t committed to the cause then he needs to leave.

Sanchez also needs to go. I’d even let him go on a free or nominal fee as it would free up at least £15M because of his ridiculous contract.

Lukaku also needs to go and again I’d take the best offer that is on the table. We may lose on the fees but the benefit to team spirit and morale of shipping out players who don’t want to be her is immense. There’s a bunch of other players we need to move on and again we should make it attractive to potential buyers. Darmian and Rojo for starters.

Imagine those 5 gone, 4 new signings (I’m assuming a CM is coming), and a few from the youth promoted. The feel and mood will be lifted and with the extra fitness and energy, with everyone committed and pulling in the same direction, who knows where we will get to.

I fear there is not enough time left to move players on but for me that is just as important on bringing new ones in.

AJH

1.) 03 Aug 2019 14:37:38
It would be foolish to let pogba leave so late in the window, no chance we have enough time to obtain a replacement.

Saul would fit the bill, but that would be a complicated deal and there are questions marks over whether he would even want to come.

Are SMS or fernandes as good as pogba? if looked at objectively you would say they were not on his level.

Dybala is probably the clearest route to getting rid of lukaku as inter milan are unable to source the funds to do a deal, so this swap deal is a pretty good compromise to get rid of a player who doesn't fit oles style and bring in a player who does.

25, 5 year contract means we have plenty of scope to get a resale value when he inevitably pines for a move to madrid or Barcelona like pogba. Could be a shrewd bit of business by the club.


2.) 03 Aug 2019 14:49:29
DSG, if you put my reservations aside, Ed002 has said Dybala doesn’t want to come. If he’s having to be convinced then we shouldn’t do it,


3.) 03 Aug 2019 15:15:18
Tony do you honestly expect Dybala to happily want to leave a team with Ronaldo and several stars which is guaranteed at least a major trophy and also UCL football every season and come over to us because we are Manchester United?

That ship has sailed!

No matter how attractive a team is, it still has to make an effort to appeal to a prospective player.


4.) 03 Aug 2019 15:18:42
I honestly think you will be surprised how many player would not want to join us this summer. No champions league is a big loss especially in a window where bayern, real, Barcelona and juve are all making big deals.

Look at sancho, he realised that coming to united this window would be not be ideal for his development when we are undergoing significant changes and his development was much better suited staying at dortmund.

Does that mean we shouldn't go in for him next summer when we will still need to convince him we are the right club with the right stability for him to continue his development?

Dybala is an oppurtune signing granted but if he does join it won't be against his will, quite a few player over the year have needed to be convinced/ persuaded to join clubs.


5.) 03 Aug 2019 15:23:18
I really don't get why people would wants Pogba to stay. Old may say all the right things about Pogba having a great attitude blah blah blah, but the player clearly wants out.
If we keep hold of him against his wishes we will just have the same circus every transfer window. It's unsettling for everyone, including Old, despite what he may say in public.

Pogba is obviously talented and is a match winner on his day. I understand that, but keeping an unhappy player is counter productive.

On the flip side, we shouldn't be forced to sell him on the cheap. But over inflating his price so that he is effectively priced out of a more is daft in my opinion.

Despite the fact that some fans 'hero worship' some players, Pogba is not worthy of that label. Talent is nothing without application, effort and desire and Mr Pogba is severely lacking in the later.


6.) 03 Aug 2019 15:35:43
Until last week his name hadn’t come up, nobody on here had suggested we try and buy him or he would add anything to our team. Now suddenly many are drooling over him and I don’t get it. We should have learned from Di Maria. He doesn’t want to come, allegedly he wants £350K a week, allegedly his agent wants £13M, it’s possibly taken our focus from Fernandes. The only positive I can see is we lose Lukaku, that’s about it.

I don’t really buy the Champions League argument. Actually I do buy it and it hacks me off. There’s only a few teams that will win it, and there seems to be a snobbishness that has materialised with players ‘not wanting to take a step down’. I’m not sure how we’ve allowed it to become so important, for me the domestic title is still the biggest trophy by far.


7.) 03 Aug 2019 15:37:47
Of course he needs convincing AJH. He is not a fan like is. He is at a top club where his life family and friends are and you think a good pitch and lots of reassurances are not required.
You don't seem to be the sort of chap to make knee jerk life changing decisions without due consultation and thought process and advice. Do you think dybala should?


8.) 03 Aug 2019 15:56:18
Is aguero not a good example why is it always di Maria.
Do people think aguero was a life long city fan desperate to move to a team that had won nothing for years?
Or did him and his agent need a bit of convincing and a bucket of cash .

I'm not saying we should or shouldn't sign him but there's a bit of a line in the sand starting with one or 2 players,


9.) 03 Aug 2019 16:02:27
Of course he's reluctant. We're not exactly known for stability are we. He enjoys life in Italy and is reluctant to leave. But Juve are forcing him out.


10.) 03 Aug 2019 16:03:54
Madrid have been making sensible offers for Pogba throughout this window.

UTD think they can get more with very little other clubs being able to afford him.

Only a few clubs or so at the over inflated fee and wages able to afford Pogba which sees UTD keeping a player who wants to leave *evil laugh*.

Barcelona not going to sign Pogba.


11.) 03 Aug 2019 16:09:33
What offers have real made?


12.) 03 Aug 2019 16:24:59
Guys AJH has a point. The problem is not there is a convincing required for Dybala. But why to convince a player who is not seen as much needed who is not willing to move to us who will demand monstrous wage who has stalled for the past year. If it is someone who we have identified as main target it's worth going through the trouble. Imagine we sign him and has not really worked out then we will have another player on 350k wages very difficult to move.


13.) 03 Aug 2019 16:35:27
I said the same to shappy last week jred.
People are saying don't sign him he doesn't want to be here. Yet those same purple are saying keep pogba even though he doesn't want to be here.
If dybala comes and he and the team are successful he will love it at United. Just like aguero has done.
Im not desperate for him to sign if he does it would be potentially a very good and exciting signing.


14.) 03 Aug 2019 17:00:59
My wider point is he hadn't been mentioned by anybody, the fans hadn't suggested him nor were the club pursuing him. Suddenly a swap is on, not exactly thought through is it?


15.) 03 Aug 2019 17:02:49
You could say the same with pogba, if go his and uniteds way he may have a change in heart .
Not sure why everything needs to be set in stone .
I'm far from convince dybala would be a good fit in the epl, who who knows.


16.) 03 Aug 2019 17:11:34
Is it possible for a player to come in, not really wanting to come in at first and then change his mind? If he is the consummate professional, he might also put in some decent performances.

Also, he could just say no right now?


17.) 03 Aug 2019 18:00:01
Ajh
He was mentioned a few month ago, don't know if the reports where true but he was linked a few months back.
But some times a player becomes available and you take a chance, any Cole, king Eric.

Angel
Is it possible that a player wants to leave then circumstances change and he changes his mind, Or do we hold it against him for the rest of his career.


18.) 03 Aug 2019 18:01:09
The club have had interest in dybala for 12 months according to ed002. i'm not convinced but he is a very talented player so if he settles it could work out.
Pogba is here and if he stays and does well he may well have a change of heart i agree but i'm not one for keeping unhappy players it usually doesn't work out. We can on my hope it does if he stays.


19.) 03 Aug 2019 19:33:15
Hi jred, not at all. I think if a player has a change of heart and wants to stay, put in the performances etc, he should most definitely get the chance. I think that's quite fair. But definitely no point keeping a player that is unhappy and wants to move. Does this answer work?

Is there a particular player you are talking about or just anyone in general?


20.) 03 Aug 2019 20:00:04
Angel
To many to mention to be honest once any one makes a mistake or reportedly does you want them out.
Lazy bad attitude said this said that.


21.) 03 Aug 2019 20:17:14
No, I'd like you to mention them. Very happy to give you my reasons behind everyone.

I'm quite sure that when I have shown my dissatisfaction in a player it is usually merited, justified.

I don't call for players to be bought and sold like in a game of FIFA.

I also am very happy to back good, hard working and loyal players when many dont. Again, when I feel its justified.

Feels like you're just having a pop though. It's something you like to do quite often. I hope I haven't upset you at any point. Or will you hold my opinions against me for the rest of my time posting on here? 😊.


22.) 03 Aug 2019 22:15:30
We have appointed Director of football - it's AJH

All sound decisions taken. 🤫.


23.) 04 Aug 2019 09:23:15
Reading the page the last day or two it’s clear we don’t need any insight from Ed002 as maxlfc knows absolutely everything about our club lol.


24.) 04 Aug 2019 20:42:32
Oh man :P
Wrote a post about how the youngsters are doing, and how you feel about them and this turned into Pogba/ Dybala debate.


25.) 05 Aug 2019 07:31:02
To be honest guys I don't care and the reason is we are focusing on players not playing for our club.
When the focus should be #GlazersOut.


 

 

24 Mar 2018 10:31:23
There are some that said Jesse wasn’t good enough and I guess there are still some that think he is at best a squad player but you have to give the lad credit. He keeps popping up scoring important goals and he plays with a smile on his face and seems to enjoy every moment. I’m so pleased for him and I hope he can take that final step and be consistent.

AJH

1.) 24 Mar 2018 16:25:04
He has always been highly thought off within the club. It was always accepted that he would take longer to find his feet due to his size. I read an interview with him where he said that Sir Alex always said he would become a real player when he's 25 like Tigana. I wonder how much of him really stepping up this season is down to him feeling that this year was going to be his year.

I did worry when we signed Sanchez as it was going to push either Lingard or Martial out of the side when arguably they we our best two forwards at that time. Maybe its time for Sanchez to be dropped for a game or two and make him fight for his place against players who are in form.


2.) 24 Mar 2018 16:40:40
Shaps, I don’t know why we bought Sanchez other than to stop City buying him. We had needs inother areas way before a left sided attacker was needed and even if he starts firing it just relegates Martial or Rashford. This smacks of Woodward and his marque signing obsession. I don’t want to upset you but if Bale is available you can bet your mortgage Ed will be there waving his chequebook.


3.) 24 Mar 2018 16:46:51
The thing with Jesse is you know he will work on the pitch and not hide. He has proven this year that he has more in the locker than people thought imo but he had the beginnings of a good season couple of years back when he got ani injury early on at Swansea I think. Change of personel and management has not deterred him and I think he has saved us a good few bob on bringing in a n other player.


4.) 24 Mar 2018 16:58:44
I was one of those thinking he wasn't going to be up to it and would be sold, at times I feel foolish, but then he can be anonymous far too often for me (like most of our attacking players) .

I still think in order for us to be competing at the very top we need better than Lingard. But if he improves again as much as he has over the past 18 months then he will deserve a regular berth in a top Utd team.

I love his energy and clever runs, maybe there is even more to come from him once we get back to playing proper attacking football and those runs will be picked out by players that currently refuse the pass and opt for 'safety' instead. I certainly would like him to impact games more consistently as well, 10 seconds of brilliance now and again is good, but we need more than that over a 90 minute match from an attacking midfielder.


5.) 24 Mar 2018 17:39:38
I agree Beastand that was my point about consistency. When he is good he is very good but often you can forget he is on the pitch, which is very frustrating when he gets himself in such good positions and scores such important goals. He needs to turn up for more games than he does, which I think he will if he continues to develop as he has done in the last year. And he is home grown which means a lot to me,


6.) 24 Mar 2018 17:52:11
Does he go missing or as mentioned above is it a case of him making good runs and his team mates not playing the creative pass to find him?

The best players score in the big games, which he does more consistently than those around him. H deserves his place in the team, he works hard, he offers movement and he can finish. I think he will thrive if we add more quality to the midfield. He is a bit of a social media whore, but as long as he performs on the pitch it’s not a problem. I wish pogba put half the effort in he does.


7.) 24 Mar 2018 18:33:58
Agree with all of the posts regarding jesse in some degree, better than dele alli in my opinion who plays a similar role especially this season.


8.) 25 Mar 2018 05:21:49
I must be the only one who doesn't yet rate him. He for me is going through his Smalling patch where player looks good for a season or 2 but with lingard it has only been 2 months rather than the whole season.

He was mostly anonymous until December and has been anonymous for most part since February. That is 2 good months in 3-4 years. Yes he scores some important goals from time to time but he going to have to perform much better to be more than a squad player.


9.) 25 Mar 2018 16:58:04
No MU player apart from De Gea has been sensational for long, playing good for some time and then playing poorly.


10.) 26 Mar 2018 14:14:47
CSM, that's not really fair, even if he's only started looking like a real top player this season, he's actually been doing well for the last couple of years. He was hardly "anonymous" before December anyway. 8 goals and assists in 17 games, 11 of which he played 30 minutes or less in, may not be setting the league on fire, but it's certainly not "anonymous".

Re: the consistency, I'm inclined to agree with Huggy. He's suffering from the way the team is playing, and would have a much more consistent impact if the runs he makes were picked out a bit more often by players behind him. Now, I'm not saying he's doing everything right, maybe he'd still be a bit inconsistent with players behind him looking for those runs and playing more positive football, but the point is that we don't really know, and I don't think it's fair to judge him too harshly when we don't really know how much of the inconsistency is down to him, and how much is down to the way the teamas a whole is playing.

I would really love to see Herrera used in a more advanced role, ahead of Matic rather than alongside him, where he can look to play the passes that someone like Lingard can feed on. It's too easy to see his great defensive performances last season and forget that he's a great passer of the ball, with an eye for getting team mates in behind the defence.


11.) 26 Mar 2018 14:23:10
That FA cup winning goal seemed to really kick him on and he’s improved a lot since then.

CSM,

How you can say he’s been anonymous is beyond me, he’s probably scored more important goals than any other player in the last 2 years.


12.) 26 Mar 2018 14:53:27
Gds important goals don't mean consistency. Yes he scored against Chelsea and in fa cup final but can you remember a run of games until December where you could say he was consistently good. A first team player needs to be consistently good and unlike rashford or martial lingard isn't exactly in the youngster category.

Thorne he has been good this season but last season he had 5 goals and 3 assists in 42 games in lvg's last season he had 7 goals and 4 assists in 41 games. Those are not good figures and he needs get similar to his current nos before we can be sure that he has improved rather than going through a purple patch.

Also where exactly will he play next season jose wants savic added to the team and jorginho as replacement for carrick, so we most likely will be switching to a mf 3.


13.) 30 Mar 2018 18:44:50
Good player, nice lad, silly dancer.


 

 

 

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AJH

1.) 27 May 2024 17:33:45
“Once we win the FA Cup”

Absolutely love it! This victory meant so much more because every man and his dog had already written us off.

Beautiful.


2.) 27 May 2024 19:52:08
Well there was a justified reason for writing us off, we are a very mediocre side with this manager in charge. there's only the 3 youth players worth keeping a few weeks ago.


3.) 27 May 2024 21:03:59
Very mediocre and FA Cup winners. Have a rest.


4.) 28 May 2024 12:05:43
Have a rest? We were a crossbar away from going to extra time and probably folding with the likes of you then starting to turn on the manager and players. We were very fortunate City didn’t turn up and if you can’t see it you are in total denial.


5.) 29 May 2024 09:46:59
I think it was more a case of our tactics preventing City from turning up. Credit where it's due.


 

 

26 May 2024 10:22:28
I posted straight after the match aboutq keeping ETH. However the decision may have already been made to sack him, which begs the question, who next?

I would be happy for ETH to stay but if they do sack him, the only two I would entertain are Poch and McKenna.

Poch knows the EPL, he navigated the Chelsea madness and qualified for Europe, he's known as an excellent man manager. McKenna may or may not turn out to be the real deal, but he has consecutive promotions with Ipswich, where he has improved a number of players, he knows the club, and is well respected. I think either would make a good fist of it.

The worry is that we go for Southgate, or Potter, or even Tuchel, who seems to be a short term fix wherever he goes, I get the impression he could start an argument in an empty room.

Looking at the poll on here, it seems most agree with me, let's hope Jim is listening.

AJH

1.) 26 May 2024 11:26:26
I wouldn't go near either of them.

Poch has no proven record of success and only did well at PSG where they are expected to win everything and even then he failed. He also has a record of falling out with the board over direction and style of play.

I also think McKenna might be the hot prospect at the minute, but so was Graham Potter, and he was massively found out at Chelsea. He might become one to consider, but jumping from Ipswich to Manchester United is like racing a go-kart to Formula 1.

I'm not saying this because my preference is ETH, but I don't think there is anyone available currently I would take that I see being an improvement.


2.) 26 May 2024 11:40:36
ETH was fully disrespected by the media after winning the cup yesterday. The questions he faced in the press room were appalling, and Linekar and Shearer are facing a lot of backlash over their questioning and cutting ETH off when he rightly put them in their place.

You’d hope that a Manchester United supporters forum might be able to go 24 hours without yet another thread with the same line of questioning.


3.) 26 May 2024 11:51:23
Fair points Wazza, and as I said, I would keep ETH, but the reports keep coming.


4.) 26 May 2024 12:37:50
They do AJH. Disrespectful, offensive and repugnant are the media. They have bullied him recently, quick to forget what their colleagues did to Caroline Flack.

I applaud ETH for swinging back, good on him. Regardless of whether or not he’s our manager next season, I hope he goes on to have a fantastic career and prove every one of them wrong.

Now back to celebrating the cup win, and to enjoy the Monaco GP and playoff final ?.


5.) 26 May 2024 13:29:07
Yeah, apparently, we are going out for lunch, so there goes my afternoon.


6.) 27 May 2024 04:12:00
Keep EtH, McKenna in a few years if he continues his development and eth gets bored of continued success ?.


 

 

25 May 2024 20:31:51
I posted last week I'd be tempted to make a change, but I've changed my mind. The team played for the Manager today, even those that didn't get on today were buzzing. Awesome tactics, well executed, a masterclass in how to nullify one of the best teams and we continually looked dangerous.

Injuries have been a problem, as has the loss of form ov last year's best players. Cas looks like his legs have gone, Martinez has been injured, and Rashford seems to have mental issue he needs to deal with.

Mainoo and Garnacho have been outstanding, and Inthink Hojlund has shown a lot of potential, let's hope we have a couple more we can promote. We have some leaving, securing great replacements will be key.

However, I sense a real team spirit and what we saw today was genuine togetherness. Sacking ETH now seems like the wrong thing to do. Bite me.

AJH

1.) 25 May 2024 20:45:22
It takes the better person to admit your wrongs, well played AJH.
All aboard the EtH train!


2.) 25 May 2024 20:55:55
Amazing.

2 trophies in 2 years. 3 finals. A European semi final.
Non-stop issues, drama, and injuries to key players to contend with.

To get rid now would be scandalous.


3.) 25 May 2024 21:01:28
I'm inclined to agree with you. i know it doesn't make the hole of our season. eth carried himself very well with the interviews after. i'd give him another year before I'd bring in McKenna or Southgate.


4.) 25 May 2024 21:51:17
Not for me.

Emotion of a great result doesn’t paper over the cracks of the season. ETH has made too many mistakes this year, and I just don’t see him implementing a possession based system that I’d love to see.

Fed up of being a transitional or counter attacking team - call it what you will. Sick of watching City, Pool, Arsenal, Villa, Newcastle and Spurs dominate possession against us.

That said, ETH deserves to be treated much better by SJR and his team. Last few days have been poor from the club. He’s been thrown under a bus with a string of awkward interviews - even after the win today.


5.) 25 May 2024 22:04:14
There has been a lot of talk from Mitten, Whitwell and co that a decision hadn't been made and that one would be made after the FA Cup final.

Well if that is the case, which I always believed to be the case, then ETH has saved his job.

I don't believe any decision was made prior to this game.


6.) 25 May 2024 22:10:32
For me, and I’ve said it before, I believe ETH deserves a chance with this new management team. Today he carried himself so very well under immense media questioning re his tenure. I saw players bang on with him. I fear yet another rinse and repeat if we change manager. I really hope he gets some more time. I truly believe he’s earned it. GGMU.


7.) 25 May 2024 22:12:57
Even under Ferguson we were a transition based side. We were never a possession controlling machine like Coty are now. Never been our style.


8.) 25 May 2024 23:30:00
I believe that United have tk put the right people in hatge and they have to appoint people in positions that suit their vision.

If Andrews and Wilcox are going to put in place that vision then they must appoint the best manager that fits that vision. There should be no compromise from them, and if that person is Ten Hag then it should be him.

they should not compromise or be swayed by emotion or sentimentality, they should just do what needs to be done.


9.) 25 May 2024 23:33:37
Keep calm people. Let the emotion of the day settle. It’s the FA cup. It throws up strange results. We have had similar lineups and been woeful.

However, wonderful result and great to win some silverware after an awful season on and off the pitch. Pleased for ETH. If he loses his job then fair play to him for showing what he is possibly capable of. He can leave with his head held high.

I still sit in the move him on bracket but as I have said will get behind him if the hierarchy deem him to be the right man.


10.) 26 May 2024 00:16:25
Based on the way Ineos have been so far, and their history with Nice, I don't have much faith in them to make the right decision.

If ETH does go, I hope he knows that he left being backed by the vast majority of fans.


11.) 26 May 2024 01:01:17
I never said we were @Eric. Fail to see how that’s in anyway relevant.


12.) 26 May 2024 05:29:58
One last thing, Dalot is an outstanding player and no real weaknesses to his game. Top player.


13.) 26 May 2024 07:21:25
I’m asking if you were fed up of being a transitional team even when we won the treble ourselves in 1999?

We’ve never played a possession tiki taki style. It’s not how we do it.

As for the game, be good to see a heat map of where all City’s possession actually was. I’d wager it’s all mainly on the half way line or deeper. ETH played Pep like a fiddle yesterday and was glorious to watch. Still on a high - feels really good to not only play well, but win a trophy too.


14.) 26 May 2024 07:44:21
Credit where it’s due, Ten Haag got everything right yesterday. Sadly, that doesn’t make up for him getting everything wrong in just about every other match this season. We finished eighth with a negative goal difference and put in some of the worst United performances I’ve seen in my lifetime. He gots to go, though, after yesterday, can at least do so with his head held high.


15.) 26 May 2024 08:28:26
I’m still torn redseven about him going. Largely because the names in the mix to replace him worry me greatly! Southgate, Potter, McKenna - none are elite managers who know how to win trophies and have experience of the expectations and the intensity of managing our club.

Tuchel has that experience, but he’s volatile and his football is not inspiring. Poch ticks many boxes and I rate him, but he always falls short wherever he goes.


16.) 26 May 2024 08:40:57
Liverpool are a transitional team that presses better. No one seems to have an issue with that and love fest with klop. They win the ball and bang it long diagonally to the wings or over the top behind defenders with runners. We were a possession based team under LVG and had high possession numbers and everyone hated it. Tiki Taki has never been our style.


17.) 26 May 2024 08:59:51
Redseven

If a young Fergie got appointed in todays football with what social media and punditry is, he would have been sacked and never seen a trophy haul.

I have to disagree with you on everything you have said. You obviously have not followed United for a long time I have seen united teams over the last 48 years that were truly bad. Even after fergie, every manager we have had has had worse seasons maybe not in terms of league position but some of the football we played taking into account they had 10% of the issues eth has faced this year.

Arteta finished 8th and 8th first two years. They should have sacked him.


 

 

22 May 2024 16:54:15
I haven't really commented on the Manager situation. ETH had a solid first season, it looked like we'd made a sensible appointment. Enjoyable football for the most part, finished 3rd with 2 cup finals, including a win. l, it felt like we were moving forward.

This year has been awful. Dreadful recruitment, terrible performances and regular losses, worst league finish for as long as I can remember. Yes we have had injuries, but ETH has looked lost, and players who looked great last year now look poor.

When push came to shove he seems not to have a clue. Strange selections, questionable motivation techniques, and an inability to get the best from players. Promoting Mainoo was a great move, as was making Garnacho first choice, but other decisions have looked very questionable. £90M for Antony, GK still looks dodgy, buying Mount when he wasn't what we needed, calling Sancho out publicly.

I know we can't change Managers continually, but with Poch available, I'd be tempted to make that change. None of the other suggestions ate inspiring me, but I can see Poch at United and he is unexpectedly available.

AJH

1.) 22 May 2024 17:40:48
I wanted Poch instead of ETH in 2022, but tbf to ETH what has Poch done in his one season at Chelsea that was more impressive than what ETH did in his first season (3rd and a Trophy)?


2.) 22 May 2024 18:16:44
Still, ETH has the opportunity to win a trophy, unlike, Arteta, Poch or Klopp.


3.) 22 May 2024 18:17:55
I know we both preferred poch when eth was appointed ajh but it wasn't to be.
But 002 says its unlikely he will sign up with us.
But lots of good options.
I agree with your full summation above.


4.) 22 May 2024 18:20:39
Did klopp not win a trophy this season banjoe too?


5.) 22 May 2024 18:40:54
DSG, fair point, but I would say he has improved things as the season has progressed, whereas ETH has overseen a gradual deterioration.


6.) 22 May 2024 18:49:22
He did tumble, forgot that. Still, you get the point.


7.) 22 May 2024 20:26:27
Lots of options including the experts on here.


8.) 23 May 2024 00:24:08
I like Poch. I rate him as a man-manager. He seems like the sort of guy that players want to play for.

There's just always been a nagging doubt for me with him. I can't quite put my finger on it. Possibly not getting Spurs there in 2015, when Leicester won it, or bottling it in the ECL final. Maybe, that was just Spurs doing their thing.

Pretty underwhelming in France, too.

Wouldn't be my first choice, but I wouldn't be disappointed either.


 

 

18 May 2024 10:27:35
Look, I like Jurgen Klopp, I think he is a great Manager, a breath of fresh air, and I would have loved him at United. He's charismatic, honest, entertaining, and I like his kind of football.

But the deification that is taking place right now seems a little over the top, the wailing and gnashing of teeth, the endless sycophantic press articles. I know it's how the world works but blimey, you'd think he was the Messiah.

He has given Liverpool their pride back, created a culture and identify, and at the same time won a few trophies. That should be celebrated but I guarantee there will be fans sobbing tomorrow as if the world is ending.

Whilst this post is about Klopp, it's really more about how the game is treated nowadays, over emotional, sensationalistic, dramatised beyond reality.

Well done Jurgen, it was a pleasure having you in our game, good luck for the future.

AJH

1.) 18 May 2024 12:02:20
Imagine football fans getting over emotional whatever next.


2.) 18 May 2024 12:27:26
There's excited, and there's the press, I'm really not trying to do him down, he's a top bloke and Manager, it's just hugely over the top.


3.) 18 May 2024 12:49:44
Not for Liverpool fans they really love admire and respect him.


4.) 18 May 2024 13:39:58
He won the empty stadium EPL, should have won more leagues with this squad.


5.) 18 May 2024 13:55:57
He probably would’ve done if not for a unlimited cheque book manager with 115 charges over hanging their heads, wouldn’t he.


6.) 18 May 2024 14:17:20
I think the biggest a hievement was to restore an identity and ethos, something we seem to be lacking.


7.) 18 May 2024 15:28:01
He also got some excellent whitening work done on his nicotine stained teeth while at Liverpool. Vast improvement.


8.) 18 May 2024 18:27:09
Can’t wait to see the back of him. Thrush ?.


 

 

 

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If we sign Olive, perhaps we could also sign Popeye as a holding midfielder.

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29 May 2024 10:48:37
Jesus, Tuchel. Short-term, likely to fall out with people, really don't think he's an improvement.

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That works for me, let him coach and not make decisions on players.

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You misread Angel. Ed is saying he doesn't think he should be here next year.

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19 Mar 2024 16:41:58
SAF is a legend but he is yesterday's man. If SJR is taking his advice then that is not good news. Remember, this is the man who picked Moyes, and has been retired for 11 years.

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Lol, age is catching up with you, I skipped this year.

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28 May 2024 11:12:48
We had an awful season, but we did win a trophy, taking us to 2 behind Liverpool. The obsession with the a champions League is pretty silly, qualifying generates cash but even if we had scraped top 4, we would be a long way from winning it.

Arsenal had a great season, they have an awesome team, they are well positioned to challenge for the League and Champions League. We won a cup off the back of a terrible league showing.

But I still like to keep the trophies clicking over.

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