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30 Mar 2018 00:35:01
It breaks my heart to see city are being linked with Isco while we chase another 7ft player like decooure from Watford.

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1.) 30 Mar 2018 04:13:10
We are linked with Neymer, does that make you happy?

2.) 30 Mar 2018 12:14:37
I’d happily take Decourey. Good player who gives his all. Underrated.

3.) 30 Mar 2018 12:15:40
Because Doucoure plays for Watford doesn’t make him a poor standard of player. Tevez came to us from a loan at West Ham, lukaku from everton. How many times has signing a “world class” player actually worked out for us recently. Eg Di Maria, Falcao, Sanchez and pogba ain’t hit the heights yet.

4.) 30 Mar 2018 12:53:39
Where would they fit Isco in? Or they going to move on the lad they paid 60 mill for who barely plays.

5.) 31 Mar 2018 13:05:38
I think Ndidi at Leicester is other one for us to take a look at.

Isco is great, but if he was all that Madrid would keep the home grown golden boy

We need 2 full backs, a centre half and two central midfielders. Up top we have more than enough.

6.) 03 Apr 2018 13:39:29

So you believe the Isco to city rumours but ignore any rumours linking United to top players, anyone would think you are deliberately choosing to do that to be negative.

7.) 04 Apr 2018 01:59:55
Isco isn't home grown they bought him at a young age of malaga i think it was.




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17 Feb 2020 06:19:24
Why is Solskjaer going on about missing cl qualification will not impact on transfers, it's such a negative statement. He should be geeing up the players, not giving them an excuse to fail. Its pathetic. If that's the standard we're trying to achieve, then we're screwed.

Attack Attack Attack

1.) 17 Feb 2020 07:00:45

This is a good season for Solskjaer, looks like he has managed to avoid relegation.

It shows a negative mindset, already thinking we won’t qualify.

The longer he stays the worse our position will be.

2.) 17 Feb 2020 15:41:46
It's so pathetic. And now, we have Shaw telling us that the press are harsh and comparing us to Arsenal.
Fred came out recently and said there's an ego problem, and Solskjaer shot him down in flames.
I think all the above show exactly why Solskjaer is so out of his depth. For gods sake, relieve him of his post before avoiding relegation becomes the new standard we aspire to.



02 Feb 2020 12:57:50
It's sad to see some are turning on AWB, Maguire and couple of the others. Ken pointed out below, that a lot of the players are going backwards. AWB didn't suddenly turn into a rubbish fullback. James showed great form at the beginning of the season.
However, one common denominator is that Solskjaer and the two clowns sat next to him, have suddenly decided that playing not to lose is the main objective, and that in turn has had a negative effect on the whole team.
Get them all out of the club now, and appoint anyone, even Shappy can do a better job, and
I mean no disrespect to Shappy. But the current management team is completely and utterly clueless.
They offer no passion, no tactical knowhow. We do have some good players, but this management team is not even getting 10% out of them.
Lastly, Solskjaer comes on week in week out to tell us how well we've played. Its insulting every fan's intelligence. When you see Klopp, Pep shouting instructions and urging their teams forward, then you look at our lot in the dugout, is it any wonder we're in the position we're in?

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1.) 02 Feb 2020 13:22:53
TotallY agree AAA, Ole talks a negative game, saying things like we have to stay in the game, he sets up scared of the opposition, even at home. Negativity from the coaches obviously spreads to the players and affects confidence. Oles obsession with counter attack football no matter how the other team set up means we always have more men behind the ball than in attack. Its easy to defend against players when it is 2 or 3 on one because defenders don't have to deal with runners. I hold back from criticizing any player because it must be frustrating to play under these tactics. I could go on and on about Ole's incompetence but it just frustrates me. Until he is gone I expect nothing from this team.

2.) 02 Feb 2020 13:37:33
AAA - I haven't seen many posters criticising either Maguire or AWB other than giving an honest opinion on the roles they've been given in the team.

The truth is if Ole wants our full backs to provide width and attacking impetus similar to Liverpool or even Poch a few years ago at Spurs then AWB unfortunately at this moment in time lacks quality in attacking areas. Most will agree he's excellent in 1v1 situations but struggles going forward; however we knew this when we signed him.

The boy is still very young and raw but despite having some excellent attributes if he wants to be considered as one of the best full backs in the league then he must improve his attacking output.

We face a similar problem with Maguire, whilst he's excellent on the ball and in the air he lacks pace and agility. If we want to play a high line then unfortunately he'll be exposed on occasions.

Whilst I think both are very good players I'm just not convinced the way they are being asked to play best suits their attributes.

3.) 02 Feb 2020 13:56:44
Good post AAA.

4.) 02 Feb 2020 15:29:40
Dlib, AWB did attack at Palace, yet there seems to be a reason he's not going forward. In order for him to attack we have to keep possession, but unfortunately, solskjaer's tactics do not allow for that to happen. We have some very good players, but the management staff are not getting the most of them. In the words of Eric Morecambe "we're playing all the right notes, but not necessarily in the right order". That sums up our current plight.

5.) 02 Feb 2020 16:16:19
DLIB if you watched AWB last season, you could have seen he really wasn't good going forward, AAA he did not go forward much, I am not a big ole fan but to claim he was used in any form as an attacking outlet is just plain false, iirc most questioned his attacking ability when the signing was announced.

DLIB If ole wants his fb's to attack he needs to buy/ coach them better, he can't expect awb to put in great crosses, that's not his strength right now and if he wanted an attacking fb, may be he should have bought someone who was better in that department.

6.) 02 Feb 2020 17:24:30
I don't think he's as bad as people are making out. He seems to be the only one willing to try to get a goal.

7.) 02 Feb 2020 17:43:30
CSM - That's exactly my point mate. AWB is a very good full back but attacking isn't one of his strengths. Whilst in some regards he is a very good addition to the side if Ole wants our width and attacking impetus to come from the full backs which I believe he does then maybe the Club should have targeted a different kind of full back. Having said that at only 21 maybe Ole thought that his attacking instincts could be worked on and improved.

It's a similar position with Maguire. We were led to believe that Ole wanted his team to press from the front, be more dynamic and hold a higher defensively line. Unfortunately Maguire, although a very good player, doesn't quite have the pace or agility to play in a high defensive line and can sometimes be badly exposed when left isolated against fast and skilful forwards.

It curious to me that although both are very good players neither perhaps fit the profile of player required to implement Ole's preferred style of play.

I like the look of Fernandes but if he's going to play in the sane team with the likes of Mata and Pereira who all want to occupy the same space then sadly he'll be just another expensive mistake.

18 months on and nearly £200m invested in new players I still see no discernible style of play or system that is designed to get the best out of the players at his disposal.

1 win in 4 and without a goal in 270 minutes of premier league football is not indicative of a Team improving or heading in the right direction.

8.) 02 Feb 2020 18:38:26
Good post dlib mate. Veey good post. Awb is a top defender great 1v1 and in recovary tackles. In fact there is nobody better imo.
He was better for palace last season going forward he made runs with intent and did not turn inside consistenly. But as CSM said his delivery was poor and final ball was often a let down. That can be coached. It should be improving but it appears he is not allowed over lap and make attaching runs or take up streaking positions and make runs to break the lines. He did a lot mite of that at palace and with the correct coaching and under a coach with attacking intent he will imorove that side of his game.
Maguire needs a more stable partner imo. He has done ok. But again can do better.
Williams must be 1st choice for me on the other side ahead of Shaw i can actually see Williams breaking into the england squad if he plays weekly.
Mctom Williams pogba will be back soon so we should see some energy return to the team .
Im a big martial critic. Just don't like anything about him on the pitch. I recognise he has a lot of talent with a football but he is a bit fur coat no knickers for me.
Ighalo will provide some energy and experience up front at least. I'm sure he will be giving it his all and i'd rather see that and i'm sure those in midfield will appreciate a willing runner.
Dalot can make an impact.
Once we have a decent coaching team with a positive approach looking to improve players we will be fine.

9.) 03 Feb 2020 02:02:01
In that case, bearing in mind Solskjaer wants to play with attacking full backs, and if AWB is rubbish at going forward, then why did Solskjaer buy him?

10.) 03 Feb 2020 13:00:00
I thought in Saturdays game AWB made a few decent runs and got to the line but unfortunately his crossing isn't the greatest at the moment and does need working on. He very nearly created the winner when Dalot headed wide.



28 Dec 2019 22:47:00
What a great attitude, I got more satisfaction out of this match than beating Spurs and City.
One thing that made me laugh on BBC commentary, when liverpool press and induce mistakes, then they're great, but when Pereira pressed and forced the defender, then they deemed that as a mistake by Burnley. It's laughable. I think we all know the bbc are big scouse supporters, but this is pathetic.

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1.) 29 Dec 2019 00:44:31
AAA we beat newcastle 4.1 and all you had to say was we where awful for 20 minutes and newcastle give us our goals . It's not just the BBC .
Next time we draw, martial will need to be sold and ole sacked etc etc .

2.) 29 Dec 2019 12:33:14
Jred, I said the first 20mins against Newcastle were bad, we could and should've been two behind. Then we started pressing and got back into the game and came out deserved winners. The mistakes Newcastle made were unforced errors. What's wrong with the above statement?
While last night, our attitude was right from the start. Is this not correct? I'm only saying what happened and what we all saw. Is it not allowed to see faults and point them out?
Yesterday, was a very good performance and hopefully the team will continue in that vein.

3.) 29 Dec 2019 14:53:31
Ifs and buts, we stuffed newcastle and you thought we should of got beat 2.0 . Honestly as biased as some of (bbc) media .



26 Dec 2019 13:58:34
Glad we've done Christmas, so let's get back to sorting our football club out. I'm totally in agreement with Red Man below. I think the sentimental attitude towards Solskjaer has got to end soon. Displays against Watford Newcastle, Sheffield United, Bournemouth, Southampton are becoming the norm. These games are won by having the right attitude first, tactics second. And it is apparent and confirmed by no less than our own Jessi Messi's interview that the players go into these matches with the wrong attitude, as if the game is already won! To me, that is a manager's first and foremost job. He has to ensure the team is fired up for every match, not just against City, Spurs and the other big teams.
Will Solskjaer have the balls to drop DDG, which is 18 months overdue? Not a chance.
Will the team come out as if their lives depend on it?
These are the decisions and actions that a quality manager will take and enforce. Unfortunately, I don't see any of that happening at United.

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1.) 26 Dec 2019 14:26:48
Agree completely AAA.

2.) 26 Dec 2019 14:46:27
Quote from Jessie lingard.
"I always like to make an impact – goal and assists or work-rate and helping the team. I thoroughly enjoy doing that. "😂😂.

3.) 26 Dec 2019 15:07:14
Ole got the job for taking us from 6th to 6th. The majority of United fans would be contempt as long as we show some improvement. Mid table at the half way point in the season with some absolutely disgusting performances under our belt is not improvement.

If and when Ole gets sacked, he only has himself to blame. He's had 1 year in charge. 1 year to impose his beliefs. 1 year to impose his style. 1 year to improve on performances and results that seen our previous manager sacked. 1 year to show us United fans why he should be in charge and quite frankly, he's ballsed it up.

Let's hope the people behind the scenes are putting together a plan to put a competent manager in charge. But they will probably keep Ole on and watch us finished 9th and then blame the fans for being toxic.

4.) 26 Dec 2019 16:59:17
Same people saying the same things over and over.

{Ed047's Note - I guess that’s what happens when manager and team do the same things over and over Mort

5.) 26 Dec 2019 17:10:42
You want new things mort how about ole saying this season will be used to find a team and a squad for next season. Basically writing off a season in December, seems his defenders have more faith in in him than he does in himself, some culture reset this.

6.) 26 Dec 2019 17:19:06
Not the 1st time you said that mort. Are you the only one allowed repeat yourself over and over😂😂.

7.) 26 Dec 2019 17:53:27
Whoops, and watching the team underperform again against Newcastle. This is utter rubbish, and again team look like they're lacking in ideas. We look at 6s and 7s defensively. Midfield look shambolic too. So who can we blame for this utter tripe?

8.) 26 Dec 2019 18:51:15
Mort, mediocrity maybe acceptable to you but it's something I will never be ok with.

9.) 26 Dec 2019 19:52:58
Your last post didn't age well, Nomid.

10.) 26 Dec 2019 20:42:11
I thought we looked more 4s and 1s than. 6s and 7s.

11.) 26 Dec 2019 21:09:07
Steve, against a better team, we would've been dead an buried. But we got luck with the first goal and Newcastle gifted us a couple and we took our chances well. But still, if you think we played well in first 20mins, then that's your opinion. Merry Christmas.

12.) 27 Dec 2019 00:22:10
Thankfully, the first 20 minutes mean nothing, if the end result is 4-1. You used to do that all the time when you first started posting on here, calling it out at half-time. Try and wait to the final whistle next time. Last week we lost to a goalie blunder and a penalty, when we had more than enough chances to win. Like I said above, swings and roundabouts. Happy Xmas.

13.) 27 Dec 2019 04:23:54
Well said Nou.
Apart from the first 15-20 mins, the rest were perfect.



03 Nov 2019 08:41:18
Agree with Ken down that everyone should chill out, if they want to criticize or cheer, then that's great.
I think this year is all about changing of the playing staff and restructuring at the club. I honestly hope we can stay up as this side has shown it has no fight in it. When we go behind, we can't seem to raise our game, when we go ahead, we lose the fire. It is a bad trait to have in any team as the minimum requirement in any sport is that everyone should give 100% for the cause.
This team does not have this mentality and that is very worrying.

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1.) 03 Nov 2019 09:37:13
I don't think there is a lack of effort from our current side. I think they are low on confidence and ultimately lacking in quality.

Andreas Pereira and Lingard run themselves in to the ground every time they play. Yet what they sadly lack is the ability to see or make the telling passes. Lack of quality not effort.

McTominay and Fred have worked tirelessly in midfield, but neither have the ability to split a team open with a slide rule pass.

We need two players to transform this team, someone who'll sit deep and control the tempo of the game who can hit quick accurate through balls to hit teams before the settle, and a clever No.10 who has the movement, vision and ability to find spaces in packed defences and exploit them.

Stick them with he hard work and drive of McTominay, the pace of James and Rashford and the clinical finishing of Martial all in front of a defence marshalled by Maguire with DDG as the insurance policy then suddenly we look like a team than can defend resolutely, hit teams with pace on the counter AND have the ability to break down sides that decide to sit deep.

2.) 03 Nov 2019 09:51:14

Agree and I know people on here have dismissed relegation but if OGS stays I will be nervous until we hit 40 points.

You are right about not being able to raise our game when we go behind, however yesterday, what was the management reaction in the game. We started out positively, started to fall away, there was no obvious tactic after 15 mins had gone. Watching James I wonder if defenders have sussed that when he receives the ball to feet he doesn’t take them on, he seems only to want the ball on the run. He started well and like the others faded, yet most of our attacks came down the right in the first half. Then we conceded a goal at a critical time. However, nothing was changed at half time, no reaction, just carry on as is, the tactics didn’t change, a sub wasn’t made until 67 mins despite the dire performance. It looks like the coaches don’t know what to do to change a game. They bring Greenwood on, needing a goal and stick him on the wing. Martial was hopeless yet continued up front. It is more than just the mentality of the players.

3.) 03 Nov 2019 10:15:04
If we beat Brighton at home next week we will likely be 6th. We gave a Liverpool a game and then secured 3 away victories with much better performance against Norwich and Chelsea than we have seen this year. Yesterday was poor and there is a huge amount of work to do but talk of relegation is ridiculous.

4.) 03 Nov 2019 10:53:04

I don’t think the R word is something to dismiss whilst OGS remains in charge, after all that is his only previous Premier League experience. In game management yesterday was terrible.

Interesting as to why Shappy feels the team were low on confidence after the three away victories.

The confidence will have been shot again yesterday and if we don’t beat Brighton the spiral downward may make the season a relegation battle. The state of the club resembles 1973 and the denial of the managers situation is making it more rather than less likely.

5.) 03 Nov 2019 11:44:09
Tony, like do not have a "divine" (or in some cases Devine) right to win all the time, we do not have the right to stay up all the time. I am sure we will be all right at the end of it all and we won't be relegated but its a tough ride with Ole at the wheel. I think we will closer to the relegation teams than the top 3/ 4 come May, if Ole stays on. I can't argue with Red Man on his relegation thoughts cause i get them too. Its simply a case that larger the body the harder they fall. So when Manchester United falls, it will surely be a hard fall.

With us it has become a case of ifs and buts. If we beat brighton, i mean come on. If this is what has become of us then surely its time for Ole to. walk.

Shappy you mention Martial but is he interested in playing? Was he playing yesterday? He is like Pogba who turns up once in 10 games and i am not ready for that. Same for Rashford, play great in 1 then disappear for the next 10. Its time the superstars took a leaf out of Scott McT's book on what it is to play for Manchester United or for any team that is bloody paying you. You can't just turn up when you feel like.

Also, why was the confidence down yesterday. I mean we were on a brilliant winning run beating some great teams on the way or atleast that was what was told and we had turned a corner, wasnt it? The thing is that run coincided with Martial and Rashford turning up to play and we got easy teams and we won. Now we are back to our default settings.

6.) 03 Nov 2019 12:03:07
Shan mctominay was the worst player yesterday consistently failing to complete 5 yard passes.

Martial and Rashford had quiet games yesterday, martial's hold up was poor but there wasn't much wrong in what rashford did.

Mctominay and periera were basically playing for Bournemoth. Both failing to find either martial or rashford when they made the runs. The early chance that Pereira fecked up came from martial's pass.

May be if scott Mct could pass better we might have seen a different scoreline.

7.) 03 Nov 2019 12:06:01
Ajh explode our form from first 11 games and if you like look at the last 12 from last season. We are not winning enough points so to say the talk of relegation is stupid is unfair.
We have not won 2 consecutive league games since March.
That is relegation form no matter how you look at it.
I don't think we will go down but it can't be dismissed as nonsense when all the stats back it up.

8.) 03 Nov 2019 13:34:20
Red man, I think the team would have started the match fairly confident. However, once Bournemouth scored our players confidence visibly dropped.

I mean that the teams confidence is fragile, a few good results will start to build it up, but it can easily be knocked back down again.

Shan, we have a lot of young players 23 or under, as such they will be inconsistent. Hazard was inconsistent until he was 25, brilliant in some games, invisible in others.

Martial is 23 and has had one spell as a striker with us in his first season, and a handful of games since. So although he might be 23, there will be elements of his game that will be lacking in experience when playing as a central striker as opposed to a wide forward. So he will have games where he will struggle to make an impact.

Strikers are also almost entirely dependent on those behind them playing well to have a major positive impact on a game. If they are feeding off of scraps and half chances they will struggle to make a clear impact. This is made worse when viewing on TV which often makes it hard to see their off the ball runs as cameras follow the ball. Meaning often it doesn't look like a striker has done much when the ball hasn't gotten into the final third very much.

McTominay had a poor game yesterday. It happens when you're a young player, was that down to lack of effort?

We will have to accept poor games from young players, unfortunately unlike when Ronaldo and Rooney were coming through there isn't world class players such as Scholes, Carrick, Keane, Giggs, RvN, Rio, Vidic etc to carry them through a poor performance.

Our best players are young players. So we will suffer more from their dips in form and lack of consistency.

9.) 03 Nov 2019 15:08:53
I don't understand this "confidence" thing. We played well against liverpool, raised our game. Played well against Norwich, then played well against Chelsea for long periods. Why will we be low on confidence?
I hate talking about relegation, but the fact is our form for the last 20 league matches is relegation form, that's a fact.
I still don't see any real fire and drive in the team, running a lot isn't what we're looking for, running with intent, desire and ambition is what is required.
Agree with RedMan, ken and Shan, do we see any plan or obvious tactics? I don't I'm afraid. I see a team who play disjointed football, with no clear ideas, and not much intent to score. I like the fact we're getting rid of some of the non achievers and hopefully the virus that is Pogba.
But I still don't see much fight in Martial, no selfless running off the ball.
Ed047 had a brilliant response to a post below get rid of pogba and Martial, buy kane and a proper midfield and I would love Brendan Rodgers or Simione in charge. In the case of Simione, we know that any United team will come off the field having given their best for the cause. Lingard, Martial, Pogba will not last a minute. And it makes me laugh when people say he plays defensive football watch Athletico and you realize that is not the case.
I loved ogs as a player, but him and phelan, carrick have shown absolutely nothing to make the doubters change their minds. It's nearly a year and the team are playing clueless football, are we suddenly going to see the management team come up with the ideas discipline and creativity to improve this run of results? I don't see it happening.

{Ed047's Note - AAA on paper you’re always in the big 3 in world league football with Madrid and Barcelona.

However City and Liverpool would probably win an argument that they are currently the two best sides in league football across the globe.

They have again, arguably, the best two managers.

It should be that a manager considered to be alongside them, in Simeone, should in truth be your manager.

In truth players like Van Dyke, De Bruyne, Fabinho, Kane, Mane and Kante should be playing amongst your side. The money you’ve spent, every single one of them could have been.

I don’t know how your owners have not made that happen, how they’ve got it so wrong since 2012.

10.) 03 Nov 2019 16:44:25

So confidence is now fragile and the three wins (only one in the league) are now history.

Tell me,
1) based on your point about confidence, if we carry on as we are, how are things going to change or improve?

2) We have a manager who has only known relegation at this level of football, how is he going to change our direction? Based on what experience?

3) Since OGS was made permanent he has overseen relegation form, at what point do you think the club have to make a change?

I am with AAA, this is clueless football, several Ed’s and many others on here have already recognised this Ole experiment has already gone on far too long already. I am sat here at nearly 5pm on another Sunday and the club are dithering still.

11.) 03 Nov 2019 17:11:49
Ed047, City and liverpool are light years ahead, not only football on the pitch, but club organisation. We have clowns in charge of running the football side of the club.
As you rightly point out, how did we get it so wrong? Well the truth is bad managerial appointments, bad player recruitment, terrible deals, paying over the top for mercenaries in order to increase merchandise revenues. Shambles doesn't even begin to describe it.
In addition, as Red Man pointed out, ogs has not had success at Cardiff and he's certainly not having success here. So what is he and his coaches going to do to change the situation? Honestly, I don't think he has an iota of an idea, and Phelan/ Carrick are certainly not going to be much help.
Last but by no means least, why do we keep getting oufought, out thought in matches? Surely, any United team will go out to die for the shirt, that's the basic requirement, but it simply is not happening.

12.) 03 Nov 2019 17:16:11
Edo47 all you say above i am in full agreement on.
I don't doubt that ole and staff are working really hard and trying their best. But they are totally out of their depth.
Some, maybe quite a few of our players are out of their depth.
I'm all for pressing the reset button once again.
Simeone is the world's highest paid manager so it would not be easy to get him but i'd take him in a heartbeat.
Pogba martial both escaped the axe this year but it should fall on both in the summer or jan imo.
Andreas fred shaw jones mata matic young all fall into the same category for me.
Some of them try hard just like ole but they are simply not good enough or not interested enough or too inconsistent are are forever injured.
Id honestly prefer to play the kids and take what comes from that.
No clear defined strategy on or off the pitch has left us limping and telling from 1 bad decision to the next.
It says it all when there would not even be a whimper of discontent when a club legend like ole is let go by the loyal untied fans.
Nobody would be surprised or shocked or dare i say downbeat if ole is fired in fact i think the vast majority would be relieved thank him for his efforts and applaud him forevermore.

{Ed047's Note - it was a crazy appointment Ken, akin to taking on someone like Ian Holloway who found himself out of his depth in the Premier League. The only clear difference being Ollie and his United history.

Pretty much every year I assumed you’d buy the best and be back up there.

Arsenal fans, probably including me, were constantly guilty of saying, two more players and we’re back in business.

This is what United fans are saying now and have been for a fair few years but how many seasons have you brought in more than 2 players since Fergie left.

Can it get a lot worse? I really think it’s in the balance.

As for Simeone surely what ever money he wants he has to be the starting point to turn it all around.

He’s not old nor out dated and wouldn’t surely even be a risk.

How long will it take of this before the clubs income starts taking some big hits?

13.) 03 Nov 2019 19:10:34
That's what many fans don't understand ed imo.
Doing nothing at this point and leaving ole there could see our demise accelerate.
There is only very few fans left with their head on the sand.
In fact they really know the truth but can't bring themselves to say it.
Even posters on here stamping their feet and disappear citing its a hard read blah blah blah. Its only a hard read as they are defending a position and manager that's indefensible.
Its been gaining for years three demise In quality of our squad its culminated in a rank bad manager and an appalling squad. Press the reset button once again and do it soon.

{Ed047's Note - I think there is now a fear at board level of resetting and getting it wrong again even though I personally think, that as you say, the vast majority know is what needs to be done.

They must be under a massive amount of pressure and stuck between a rock and a hard place, they’ve invested a huge amount of money with very little to show for it to be honest.

I can’t imagine for a minute they are not already planning their next step but in reality that’s any ones guess. They surely can’t be sitting there in hope that Ollie has a Mark Robins moment.

The Premier League needs a fit and firing United.

14.) 03 Nov 2019 20:01:46
Can't say I'm a huge fan of Simeone's style of football, but at least his team's work hard. If he could bring whoever is in charge of scouting/ transfers from Athletico that would be a huge bonus, look at the number of top keepers and strikers they have unearthed over the years.

As far as the cost of getting him in/ his wage demands, they will be a fraction of what Pogba costs us. We used to pay Fergie more than Beck's and he actually turned up and produced for the team each week and even if he wasn't having a great game at least he would chase back and show some grit and determination. There's only so long we can perform this poorly before our income from ticket sales, shirt sales and sponsorship drop off and we will no longer be able to pay horrendously over the odds in fees and wages to attract over hyped mercenaries. maybe that wouldn't be such a bad thing. maybe we might start scouting players properly and investing wisely in less well known players

Whoever is manager though they need the board/ hierarchy to support them, to ship out the players they don't want and to commit to bringing in the type of players they need for their system and to back them when they feel they need to discipline players.




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06 Oct 2019 20:30:15
Dead right Betty. We seem to keep making these mistakes and we don't learn. The club, manager, owners are a joke.

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22 Feb 2018 12:56:33
Beast, you called it absolutely right. If De Gea hadn't made unbelievable saves, we will be looking at a 2 or 3 nil scoreline. I hate the passionless, clueless displays. I hate the lack of cohesion in the team. This result is not a good result, one goal for Seville and we have to score two. Even if we score first, we will still be extremely nervous.
I would say it is advantage Seville.
But the most ridiculous post i'd the one from 12daysofhemida. "A huge amount of us have got used to success", "We have to be practical we are still in a rebuilding phase", "Short termism and harking back to the good old days do not benefit the club". These are exactly the type of comments that drive me potty. How could you get too used to success? So shall we have a few years of rubbish performances as we don't want to be to used to success? Utter tripe. Then he mentions we are still rebuilding, we have been rebuilding for five years. A good business doesn't allow its performance to deteriorate, then start rebuilding. All the top clubs are in a constant state of rebuilding. Harking back to the old times? History is what defines you, and history is what you learn from and improve. So when you talk about harking back to the old times, you're basically telling us that we might as well throw away our history.
If you allow standards to drop and mediocrity to set in, then we might as well pack our bags and go home. That's not the philosophy of the club I've supported for over 50 years. we were built on attacking entertaining football with all the right values. Unfortunately, we are losing these values.

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28 Feb 2020 23:01:49
Ajh, agree on all apart from James, he hasn't got the skill, trickery, dribbling ability, crossing quality of a winger. He reminds me of Michael Owen with no finishing ability. I don't hold any hope for him.
Also, the dumbest decision has to be not getting Haaland at all costs, if we got him and Sancho, we will be challenging next year.
Totally agree on Ddg, but no one will pay for him ot his wages, another stupid mistake by Woodward.

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28 Feb 2020 14:12:03
Disagree nou, ddg has not been world class for three years. Decline started with Spain in last world cup and has continued ever since. He does not command his area, does not communicate with his defenders and that's why we look so nervous at set pieces. In addition dog's distribution is non existent, when was the last time did he start an attack like Schmeichel used to?
Shot stopping, he is world class, but these days, goalkeepers are being asked to do a lot more than that.
I would sell him if there are any buyers, and get Romero and Henderson to fight it out.

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28 Feb 2020 13:59:32
SO, Shappy, if we want to compete at the highest level, we have to buy the best young players. SO, for me, I think Ssmcho has to be the number one priority. SO, I hope we pull out all the stops to ensure we get him. A front line of rashford, Martial, Sancho, with Bruno, Grealish/ Maddison, Mctominay will score plenty.

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28 Feb 2020 13:48:27
Let's not start underestimating them. They are in the competition for a reason. And I'm sure they'll be fired up to play against a big club. So, let's give them the respect they deserve and try our best and hopefully, we'll go through.

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27 Feb 2020 08:25:59
I think Everton away is going to be the toughest test. If we can get a result there, then there's no reason why we can't beat City, Sheffield United and Spurs.
I expect a good showing tonight, and let's get the club buzzing by moving to the next round.

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