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03 Dec 2019 10:56:44
So it has started, the media applying the pressure.

Ole loses the next 2 and he will be sacked.

The board will bottle it and not see through their plan, when will the club learn.

Really hope he wins the next 2 and the club back him with the reset.


1.) 03 Dec 2019 11:46:01
I for one hope he is sacked. His record since being appointed is disgraceful. His club legend status isn’t relevant and we are in a relegation dog fight at the moment.

2.) 03 Dec 2019 11:52:12
The media don't need to apply pressure. The man is struggling. The team is struggling. We all hope we can win the next two games but if we don't, we are coming up on his one year anniversary in charge of the club and there is nothing to be positive about!

It's in Ole's hands and has been since he took over. His win record is appaling and we consistently look average. Yes there's blame to be aimed at every area of the club, but the man got his dream job and he's ballsing it up.

Lose the next 2 and we'll be in the bottom 3rd. How is that even remotely acceptable?

3.) 03 Dec 2019 11:53:05
It's the media though. According to ed02 the club aren't looking at a change, unless there's a massive shift then I can't see ole going. It's up to everyone to decide if that's a good or bad thing. Side note for tomorrow, watch how the media kiss Jose's butt now he's not united boss 😂.

4.) 03 Dec 2019 13:35:14
What do you mean by massive shift? In what? The results aren’t getting any better!

5.) 03 Dec 2019 13:52:27
So if you hope he gets sacked, then you're hoping we lose the next two games to facilitate that? Am I reading this right?

6.) 03 Dec 2019 15:02:03
He needs sacking end of. his excuses are becoming more and more desperate. The football is awful, his win percentage is terrible and we are going backwards rapidly.
I was never in favour of him getting the job, just because he won the first 10 games he gets the job, absolutely crazy. The club should of evaluated his position at the end of the season like they said they were going to and in my opinion I think he has lost some of the players in the dressing room.

7.) 03 Dec 2019 15:31:48
I’m really not sure whether he should go now or not.

Can’t see any other manager doing any better with the weak midfield we have and players seem to be trying for him.

However. He’s not a long term answer and still looks very naive with tactics etc.

So do we stay patient while he rebuilds or get someone else to do it?

Though more I think about it, more coming down on side of bringing in more proven manager to oversee it all.

8.) 03 Dec 2019 15:50:34
Wallace, you can't see any manager doing better with that squad? There 91 managers in the football league who would fancy themselves to do a better job. There are some very good coaches available. This argument that no one could do better than Ole is quite frankly ridiculous.

9.) 03 Dec 2019 15:49:52
I meant a massive shift in the clubs thinking. They say they are backing ole and have no intention to sack him, that needs to change dramatically and I'm not sure it will.

10.) 03 Dec 2019 16:21:48
Gotcha norn iron red.

11.) 03 Dec 2019 16:35:20
Big V, the club didn’t have a plan for him that’s the thing. Knee jerk reaction to a few wins against poor sides.

12.) 03 Dec 2019 20:09:00
Who thought that OLE was the right person to manage United? He was rubbish at Cardiff and OK at Molde. We ha e had LVG and Mourinho who are massive managers in their own right, how was OLE going to be better It was a knee jerk reaction and he should have had until the end of the season as acting, while those in charge actually used the time to get the right person. Now we will probably sack him and make another mistake. Time now is to keep him until the summer and tell whoever (Poch), to tell us his vision and make moves to get the players he might want?

13.) 04 Dec 2019 09:26:36
In his first five seasons, check Fergie's final league positions. Apart from the second we always finished 10th or eleventh.

14.) 04 Dec 2019 10:38:08
Relegation dog fight?
What planet are you on?
If we win tonight we will go above Spurs in to 5th place, how is that a relegation dog fight?

15.) 04 Dec 2019 11:26:30
There is no way i think we will be relegated but loose tonight wee are within 4 points of drop zone so and dropping fast so while its hardly a dog fight we are showing relegation form over our last 25 games or so.
Results need to imorove.
Tonight would be a great time to start.

16.) 04 Dec 2019 11:33:16
Holy mother of yellow bellied cowards is this rubbishzen?

Ole has a very difficult job of rebuilding pretty much an entire team against the backdrop of a useless player acquisition manager a. k. a Woodward. A bunch of "we want it now, spit my dummy out whiny bugger" Fans.

You need Youth players brought through to keep the heart of the club, you need experienced players to coach and guide these young players whilst out on the pitch.

You need stable Manager and coaching staff to create consistency.

We have not been right since SAF retired. We have tried pretty much everything but what OLE is trying to do. All else has failed.

We were told this plan will take time to implement and to come to fruition. 1 year is not enough. 2 - 3 years should be when you start seeing some solid success. Success breeds success. Youth players seeing a club that supports their youth will be more happy to join our ranks, experienced players seeing a club that prides themselves on their experienced players molding their youth so aren't just their for a quick fix.

A truly stable team rarely needs to panic buy, rarely needs to pay well over the odds just to encourage a player to come to them.

Patience people. Honestly people have Zero staying power these days. Yes the club is "privately owned" and they want a return however sometimes you just have to wait for it like everyone else.

The glaziers already make millions on our identity and existing fan base. Allowing the actual club to rebuild is just good business since it will create a stable business.

bah so annoyed at the lack of faith out there at the minute.



25 Nov 2019 22:40:59
Ed was arguing in the stands with David gill and Mr Fergie.

There have been rumblings that there is a lot of the hierarchy at loggerheads over the solskjaer appointment.

Apparently it is Mr Ferguson keeping ole and Mike in there jobs and time is running out.

Ed has apparently recognized his mistake in appointing ole and wants to change the manager.

How reliable this info is I don't know but it is what I have been told.


1.) 25 Nov 2019 22:46:29
The great man himself would struggle to get a tune out of this lot.

Ultimately wether Ed does recruitment or not he's the top boss and the one who's mismanagement has led to this.

2.) 26 Nov 2019 00:40:03
Sorry but I disagree Utd Road. I think Fergie in his prime would havs had no trouble making sure the current squad played with passion and commitment from the first whistle not just from the 70th minute and he would not consistently make mistakes like Ole did on Sunday by ceding midfield to the opposition. Secondly I am pretty sure he would have signed top midfielder in the past summer transfer window as this is our weakest area and has been for years.

3.) 26 Nov 2019 02:36:22
Salford, you do remember the years we went when Fergy decided not to buy a midfielder? He also played many mat he's with 2 in midfield against 3. Sometimes it worked, sometimes it didn't.

4.) 26 Nov 2019 04:36:00
Yes Dodgy,
Scholes even had to come out of retirement to add numbers in midfield lol :)

5.) 26 Nov 2019 11:22:31
Were they actually arguing or is this yet another ploy from the media to stir things up again.

I doubt that those three would have an argument in public.

6.) 26 Nov 2019 11:25:08
Salford, it's Woodward's job to sign players, not Ole's, so the failure to sign a midfielder is on him.

SAF at his peak might have got better out of this squad, but SAF in his first 10 years at Utd wouldn't have done any better. SAF was given time and allowed to learn and grow, if we want to ever have another manager build that kind of long term success and legacy like SAF, we need to give managers time and support, not keep looking for instant results. More importantly, we need someone competant in charge of signings etc.

7.) 26 Nov 2019 12:04:37
the difference is fergie was already a top manager before coming to utd after what he achieved with aberdeen in scotland and europe.

8.) 26 Nov 2019 13:04:32
Ogs is not a very good football manager. His record proves that.

9.) 26 Nov 2019 16:10:27
OGS is beloved by United fans for his service as a PLAYER not a manager. People need to be realistic in the fact that OGS isn't the manager to take this club forward, his managerial experience wasn't there to begin with, he and the team had the new manager fever which brought great initial results but as soon as he was offered the job it went downhill.

I want OGS to succeed as much as anyone but its just not going to happen. The club will do nothing but regret getting Poch or Allegri whilst they're available. Give Poch the backing he deserves and he will flourish.

10.) 26 Nov 2019 18:06:00
How will he flourish? Questionable transfer record. Can't handle pressure. I don't think he's tactically that great compared to others.

11.) 26 Nov 2019 22:02:28
Guys yes Fergie had time to mould a team but he also had to build a new infrastructure from the academy right up. Ole has not had to do that. Rashford and Greenwood etc are part of Fwrgies legacy. The fact that Ole pucks young players from the Academy teams is also because of the influence Fergie had on him. Yes it is relatively early days to judge Ole but his managerial background doesn't bear comparison to Fwrgies. Yes it is Woodwards job to get the players the manager wants but it's Oles job to coach the players, hi e the team a definable shape and way of playing. It is Oles job not to wait until we are two down against Sheffield Utd who are not worldbeaters and then in desperation go all out attack and get lucky. Honestly which of the top four teams in the Premier leagues of England Spain Italy or Germany would take Ole of he was sacked. We all know the answer. Not one would. That tells you all you need to know.

12.) 27 Nov 2019 14:52:06

So when he does something right he gets lucky but when he does something wrong he’s useless? Am I right?

13.) 27 Nov 2019 23:05:24
No GDS it's not like that. As I said he gambled because he got the system we were playing wrong and got lucky. More importantly we should NEVER be two down and playing so poorly to a team like Sheffield Utd. That is largely due to his poor management.



23 Nov 2019 09:23:22
Hi Eds

I've been told united are trying to sign florentino luis from Benfica.

Wonder if you have an update regarding his future?

Thanks in advance.


{Ed002's Note - No, there are other DM players which are more likely. He was previousl;y of interest to JM of course.}

1.) 23 Nov 2019 11:49:04
Ed002, Which other DM's are targets?

{Ed002's Note - Eric Dier (DM) bereft of any ideas Manchester United have returned to another Mourinho target and made an enquiry to a third party about whether or not he would be open to a move as a replacement for Nemanja Matic. Now interest from another side and won't happen.
Declan Rice (DM) could also look to him again but very unlikely.
Kalvin Phillips (CM) may have been watched but I would not expect anything to come of it
Emre Can (DM) scraping the barrel but Juventus will offer Mario Mandzukic and Emre Can with some cash for Paul Pogba and Tahith Chong in January.}

2.) 24 Nov 2019 13:00:52
ED002, Sounds like United have all the gear and no idea.

3.) 24 Nov 2019 13:48:10
Thanks Ed002.

4.) 24 Nov 2019 20:31:34
so basically from bad to worse.

5.) 25 Nov 2019 09:54:57
Will believe it when I see it as far as what Juventus offer.

Not a chance the club will dramatically weaken itself to those proportions.

6.) 25 Nov 2019 18:59:33
Utd Road: erm. it would appear that that is exactly what we have being doing all the way back to when Ronaldo left.



19 Nov 2019 17:20:49
I've been told that the scouting department have been looking at Donyell Malen.

How true I don't know but this is a rumour site so enjoy.


1.) 20 Nov 2019 09:13:08
Who is Donnell Malen.

2.) 20 Nov 2019 10:38:28
He's an ex-Arsenal youth player currently doing well with PSV in the Netherlands. Good young player, not sure if he is quite what we need at the moment. Still young and raw, while we need someone ready to challenge/ rotate with Martial.



16 Nov 2019 20:56:11

Do you have any updates on Steven Bergwijn, do utd have any interest?

I've watched him many times and really think he would fit in at utd

Thanks in advance.


{Ed002's Note - Steven Bergwijn (LW/RW/F) has been watched by MU but there is interest from elsewhere including Borussia Dortmund, Inter Milan, Spus, Milan and Napoli - several of these sides are able to offer CL football which has always been an important point for the player.}

1.) 17 Nov 2019 09:52:05
Thanks Ed, Best hope is to win the Europa then.

Do you think he would cut it in England?

{Ed002's Note - Spurs have put a lot of effort in to scouting him and there was a push from their chief scout to add him to the squad but it never happened. So I would think so.}

2.) 17 Nov 2019 11:11:12
Definitely a player we should be looking at. Would add strength, depth and quality to our forward line.




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02 Dec 2019 12:41:09
Ole needs to look at his in game management and work on improving himself in that area.

The lineup is one thing but some tactical decisions are where the team are struggling.

When scoring goals the squad should have a system to close off and make it difficult for the opposition at the restart. The last 2 games after we have scored we have been wide open and conceded.

I am not sure he has found himself as a manager yet in regards to what he exactly wants from the team and his own staff.

The decision in the Sheffield game to take martial and try to close game out and go back to 5 was Carricks.

The substitutions in the villa game apart from William's they where Mr Phelan.

Ole needs to be more selfish and take the advice but upset a few and stick to what he thinks, there is to much input into the team from his staff and not enough from him.

This info has came from someone close to the club and the feel is he has the backing from above, but it feels like a certain Mr Ferguson is having a say on how he should run things.


1.) 02 Dec 2019 13:29:05
So Ole is just a rubber stamp even in the dugout. Wonder what the players think of that. Yes Man. Big V by giving out this info you have just given more ammo to demean Ole.



30 Nov 2019 20:16:00
The 3rd goal we scored against Sheffield was a pleasure to watch, I have watched it again a few times.

Plenty of passing and movement and then a timed run and finish from rashford.




26 Nov 2019 17:15:05

Reading down below, surely you don't believe pogba staying is down to solskjaer?

There are many more factors in the managers saying who they want to keep or let go etc?

I read an ed Woodward interview today where he said he has told managers no for selling and buying players?

I think what people tend to forget is that Ole does not have full control of the running of the club nor does he control what other clubs bid for our players. they don't meet the demand the player stays and I think Ole backing that player reduces turmoil.

Let's drive this manager out too and then wait 12 to 18 months to drive the next one out.

Whoever the manager no matter how much they are qualified the decisions come from above and until that is fixed in regards to certain aspects of the club all the managers are set up to fail.

The club is being run as a cash cow and I mean people need to look below the glazers, there are many on the wage bill that do nothing for the club and only disrupt matters.

The club is a mess and until they stick to a plan or direction regardless of the results people will just come to man utd to take advantage for big pay offs.


1.) 26 Nov 2019 18:00:46
Whose defending Woodward on this site?

This defense of OGS by pointing at how bad Woodward is something I don't understand. Yes woodward is useless, incompetent, meddlesome but that doesn't make OGS good at his job. OGS is Woodward of managers, a lot of talk but very little substance.

The only reason to keep a manager should be there aren't any other available managers who are better than the current one. And this logic that we shouldn't sack an incompetent manager because with Woodward incharge we will have fire someone in the future as well is just plain bizarre.

2.) 26 Nov 2019 18:28:18
I do think pogba staying is down to ole yes.
He said from the outset and again in the summer that he wants to build his team around pogba.
If he didn't want him he wiuld not have done a jose but he would not have said that.
What he didn't realise was that pogna want the 16 yo child he used to coach. He had turned into an even bigger 25 year old child.

3.) 26 Nov 2019 21:41:53
I said in summer they should have been decisive and sold Pogba then brought in two midfielders. The fact Pogba is still here shows a lack of any decisive leadership either by manager or higher. Now we are in a weaker position and I just can’t believe the mess.

4.) 26 Nov 2019 22:13:06
I still can't believe they haven't called you, Red Man :)

5.) 27 Nov 2019 03:27:37
Do you guys feel that working for/ under Ed Woodward would be better or worse than under Daniel Levy? If its close or better overall then getting Poch is a no brainer as he has already proven his capability under difficult circumstances.

To caveat this I don't think it should be done until the summer as he needs a break and in truth I like Ole and like what he's trying to do. I'd really like to see him stay around much like the Bayern interim manager who has in his contract he will become number 2 to whoever comes in to the main role. A deal could be put in place now for Poch to take over in the summer and only before if things start to go seriously wrong. Part of the deal - Ole offered the chance to stay involved so its communicated early and not seen as stabbing anyone in the back. Ole is Utd through and through and would I think accept it if presented correctly - bearing in mind he took an interim job to begin with anyway.

I'd like to think that the club has at least considered this approach.

{Ed002's Note - You are drawing irrational comparisons, and yet again MU supporters want to throw the blame for everything at the door of EW when it is clear no one understands the structure of the club and how it works. Pochettino will not be thinking about Manchester United, that I can assure you. OGS was given the job at a time when there was a clear and easy run of games to be won - and he and the team did. Mr Mourinho is one of the very best coaches in the world - there were two at the club who didn’t want him - and he was never going to work out - and I explained that the day he joined. I think OGS was a significant mistake but the club will stick with him and have a massive financial decision to make in the coming months - again, the decision is not Woodward’s to make. The supporters might want to move on from this blame culture they are entwined in.}

6.) 27 Nov 2019 10:36:01
Who is responsible then?

7.) 27 Nov 2019 11:11:18
EW. Does not pick the team or coach the team or pick the players we want to sign.

8.) 27 Nov 2019 05:17:02
So what / who is the problem then? It sounds like its bigger than the manager but you have consistently denounced Ole on here so you don't rate him for the role and that's probably justified but if the issue is further up than that and its not EW then please advise on who it is and how the structure works that we don't understand. I can't remember ever reading a specific breakdown of how you see the problems and how they need to be addressed.
Of course we as fans don't have the insight that you seem to so if possible could you please enlighten us a little rather than just insinuating that we are in the dark and clueless so may as well not post, give our thoughts or hope for better. If it's a blame culture that would suggest that everything is fine and there is noone to blame but us fans but there clearly is a problem as the decline has been marked in recent years.
I liked Mourinho and agree that he is a top coach. Why though would Poch not be thinking about UTD at all when other top coaches have in the past.

A succinct and easy to understand explanation would be much appreciated and would hopefully lead to less headaches for you answering 'dumb' posts.

Call it an early Christmas present.

9.) 27 Nov 2019 06:44:15
Ed002, everyone bar OGS is wrong when it comes to Manchester United. Surely, you must have had the same feeling while editing several of the posts, defending everything that OGS does. Woodward is useless, players are a waste of money (although every time we win, that tune changes to that we have a talented squad), blame lies with Moyes, LvG and Mourinho and not Ole etc. etc. etc. When you say, OGS was a significant mistake, i assure you that people will simply miss reading that statement and bypass that to the next line.

I am glad that the decision makers (for a change) are sticking to what they decided in the first place but i am also worried for the club because the thing they decided and are now sticking to was a wrong decision.

{Ed002's Note - I have never said anything of the sort and it is very clear you have no idea how the club is run.}

10.) 27 Nov 2019 08:48:09
Thanks for the insight Ed. It's good for us to be enlightened on some of these.
Just to be fair to OGS, that easy run included wins over Spurs, Arsenal, Chelsea and PSG.

11.) 27 Nov 2019 09:41:02
Ed02, you regularly state that none of us fans understand the structure of the club and how things work from a decision making perspective. Can you break it down for us?

I don't doubt that I've got lots of misconceptions about this, but I don't know where to go to learn more. So if you don't want to break it down for us, can you perhaps point us in the right direction to find out for ourselves?

{Ed002's Note - It is pointless doing taht as it will lead to attacks on people you know nothing about.}

12.) 27 Nov 2019 12:04:55
Lol Utd Road, I hope you said that in jest! 🤣.

13.) 27 Nov 2019 16:27:51
No, I am bit confused as everywhere but Ed002 says it's a committee headed up by Judge who reports to Ed?

It's a bit mad to say we know sweet FA but not provide correction then criticise posters for getting it wrong.

{Ed002's Note - Another hate campaign against people you know nothing about is pointless.}

14.) 27 Nov 2019 17:01:54
I don't hate anyone, I would just be interested who is culpable.

Seems unfair to direct criticism at Ed Woodward if he's not involved.

{Ed002's Note - Others will set in to them. EW is not ideal but it is not him who is responsible for everything.}

15.) 27 Nov 2019 18:58:12
Fair enough, seems to me it they need to set up modern footballing board that shows face in public and let's the others get on with their roles.

{Ed002's Note - Just to be abused? Not a chance.}

16.) 28 Nov 2019 10:32:54
Abuse is wrong but criticism of these mythical decision makers is surely warranted?



20 Nov 2019 13:47:19
What worries me now is the reaction when we lose a few games,

We all know it will be Poch this poch that.

I don't think he would change anything at United, I think sticking with ole is the best thing to do and let him see out his contract and then look what position we are in then.

If we chop ole in the summer then we are starting a new plan a new vision again. We need to stop the vicious circle and stick with the plan.


1.) 20 Nov 2019 14:33:57
Unless we see a serious decline in form then we need to stick with Ole until the summer.

Hopefully Bayern swoop for Pochettino soon and that complication will be removed from fans minds.

Personally I think Bayern is the best move for Pochettino, well run club, clear structure, good squad with money to bring more players in and enough young players for Pochettino to work on and improve. Plus there is a excellent chance he can win something with Bayern and that will relax him and allow him to focus on coaching again.

2.) 20 Nov 2019 15:13:51
Pochettino being available isn't complicating fans minds. He is a superior coach. He has left his previous clubs in a much better position than he started with.

Would Ole even get in the door for an interview with Bayern? Not a hope. Players progress when they know there's another player in the squad that is competing with them. If Ole continues to produce the same results as he has been since the start of the season. He should be gone fairly soon and the superior coach inserted if in fact we have any ambition to progress as a club.

3.) 20 Nov 2019 15:23:54
I was thing the same earlier on today. Maybe Pochittino will take over Bayern at the end of the season. He will have had a break and will have been able to. discuss targets with the club etc.

I think Bayern did mention they plan to stick with their Interim manager for now.

4.) 20 Nov 2019 15:51:29
no doubt it will start on Sunday if we lose to an in form Sheffield United.

5.) 20 Nov 2019 16:22:57
Spurs have benefited immensely over the past 5-6 years due to the ability to retain their best players.

Only a decade earlier the likes of Kane, Son, Ali, Ericsson, Vertonghen, Alderweireld even Lloris would have undoubtedly been sold. A policy of selling your best players is never a recipe for success and Spurs's recent resurgence has coincided with this approach.

Potch has invested relatively well with the likes of Son, Ali, Alderweireld, Davies, Tripper and even Dier doing particularly well in spells however all were signed in 2015 or earlier and his more recent acquisitions just haven't been anywhere near as successful. Spurs just haven't been able to push on and clinch the top honours perhaps their early potential suggested.

The end of their cycle was drawing to a close under Potch and the squad needed refreshing and reinvigorating. They invested in the summer but not with the vigour or the quality required to really capture the imagination or suggest they could challenge the brilliant City or Liverpool. It felt like Potch had taken the squad as far as he could.

With question marks over the future of key players Levi has rolled the dice and appointed the winner. Jose is inheriting an experienced and very talented squad of players. It is a squad that has fallen just short of winning the top honours and maybe only lacked the belief and winning fortitude rather than the talent or ability. Mourinho will undoubtedly fortify minds, exude confidence and bring that winning mentality and experience which perhaps has been missing.

I expect Mourinho to reinvigorate this squad. Surely players such as Vertonghen, Alderweireld and Ericsson will now be tempted to sign new contracts. If he can keep the majority of this squad together accompanied with a few additional intelligent signings Spurs will be a real force over the next few years. Mourinho might just help this squad fulfil its full potential before it's too late.

I don't expect Mourinho to build a new team or be at Spurs for a long time but he has a squad that might just enable him to re-build his reputation.

Where Spurs go after Mourinho would worry me but over the next few years Spurs fans can get excited especially if Pep or even Klopp fancy a new challenge elsewhere.

In relation to Utd I think we've seen signs over recent games to be hopeful. Rashford, Martial and James look
a formidable front three that will only get better with time. They need help from midfield and we lack depth but Greenwood continues to impress. The noises coming out of Old Trafford in relation to player recruitment sound promising and if we can invest wisely both in January and the summer things will steadily improve.

Fascinating times ahead.

6.) 20 Nov 2019 17:30:48
mumbles a superior coach who also won nothing? with a far superior team over his tenure.

i love the ole bashing on here.

poch isn't a cert just like moyes lvg and jose were not certs to succeed

at least we are looking like having a plan. judge ole when his contract is over not 12 games in.

7.) 20 Nov 2019 18:06:12
Bolger He's nearly in charge a year and we look woeful. We beat Norwich 3-1 and we're organising a knighthood. You'd be hard pressed to find anyone in world football outside United that would choose Ole over Pochettino.

8.) 20 Nov 2019 19:02:51
Why are we talking about poch the real highlight is now surely our interest in dier will be gone. As ed said in the past he was a jose target so surely he will stay put. Surely that's a win for us.

9.) 20 Nov 2019 19:15:53
I think Poch won't be out of a job for long. He will probably move back to Spain.

I imagine some fans will be begging the club to bring him in if we lose to Sheffield United.

10.) 21 Nov 2019 10:12:02
Dlib, I think the retention o players has more to do with Levy.

11.) 21 Nov 2019 10:50:49
James, Rashford and Martial would flourish under a manager like Pochettino. I say sound him out and get
Him signed.

12.) 21 Nov 2019 13:07:26
I'm not so sure Eric. Initially many young players have flourished under Pochettino, but in recent seasons who can you say have improved? Dier? Alli? Sanchez?

He did well with them when he wasn't under pressure to win something. But from the moment he was expected to win, the players development stalled.

Personally I think he needs to go to a club where he is a near cert to win something, Bayern Munich or PSG. He can then get that monkey off his back and focus on what made him a good coach in the first place, developing players and creating a good style of play.

13.) 21 Nov 2019 13:32:37
I suppose every defeat will be a learning ‘pochortunity’.

14.) 21 Nov 2019 14:40:28
Exactly shappy. To me it seems like he can't cope with pressure or expectation. He's crumbled at Spurs under the pressure and people think he would succeed in the biggest pressured job in football?

15.) 21 Nov 2019 15:11:31
Mort you can learn to cope with the pressure. But until he wins a title or a cup he will always be labelled the nearly man.

I think once he wins something he will be able to relax more and return to what he does best.

16.) 21 Nov 2019 16:08:18
As you he needs the first trophy to get it off his back. But if he can't cope with the pressure at spurs then he has no chance of coping at united where there's more things against you.

17.) 21 Nov 2019 17:36:40
Mort, United certainly isn't the most pressurised job in the world, not even close. The expectations from fans has dropped dramatically from title winners 7 years ago to now hoping we can challenge for 4th. Our manager was given a 4 year contract after an emotional win against PSG. Since then his record has been appaling. We've been bested by some really average teams and when we have won, many games have been grinding out 1 nil wins.

The pressure and expectations are so low that wins against Norwich and Brighton are the high points of the last few months.

And to finally show that this isn't a pressurised job, some fans are still backing Ole after the worst run of results in 40 years. Happy to be slipping further down the table citing "We only need 2 or 3 transfer windows".

Any ambitious club would have sacked Ole at the end of last season. United reward mediocre players with long high paying contracts. There's no pressure anywhere in the club.

18.) 22 Nov 2019 05:17:32
Beside Madrid, i don't think there's any other club with more press focus than Utd. With the press comes all kinds of pressure. If he couldn't cope with the expectations at Spurs, he won't at ManUtd.

19.) 22 Nov 2019 07:28:18
Utterly clueless mumbles. There's loads of pressure at this club. Why do you think 4 managers and dozens have players have struggled.

20.) 22 Nov 2019 10:32:34
Mumbles, the fans demanded the sacking of a manager and the board followed through. The fans, the sponsors and the board have high expectations. Then regardless of how the team is performing on the pitch the media reports on our club more than any other. All of that creates a media spotlight on our club and our manager unlike most clubs. Only Real Madrid might have a bigger spotlight on their manager.

21.) 22 Nov 2019 11:09:05
It's not the most pressurised job in world football Mort. The managers have struggled because they can't reach the bare minimum goals that have been set. It's not pressure that caused defeats to Palace, West Ham, Newcastle and Bournemouth this season. Those teams set up to contain us and played us like a fiddle.

Any team that is tactically disciplined and work harder than us have a wonderful chance of beating us because our manager is tactically inept. Pressure doesn't come into this.

Many players struggled here because there is no one pushing them. City have 2 players for each position. If you're not performing you're out of the team. We have players on high wages that havnt progressed at all in years.

Jones (the next Duncan Edwards) would struggle to get a game for many teams in the premier league. He's on his 3rd contact. Only signed a new one 8 months ago.

Lingard. Profiting from scoring 4 goals in November of 2017. Given a contract on par with Bernado Silva. He's not good enough but we be still at the club when he's 33.

Smalling. Not the worst player but also given a new contract 8 months ago and then farmed out on loan.

Young should have been replaced years ago but is still getting contract renewals.

Shaw hasn't progressed because there is no pressure from anyone in the squad. Williams should provide a good challenge now though.

Rashford signing a huge contract thinking he has made it. No one one pushing these players on. Add Martial into that mix.

A team with aspirations of being the best wouldn't allow players to stand still or go backwards and still rewarded them with high paying contracts.

Ole took over when we were 6th. After a half season in charge we finished the season in 6th and he still kept his job. That doesn't sound like pressure.

22.) 22 Nov 2019 12:51:41
You've gone from saying that there is no expectations to bringing up the incompetence of money men running the club.



13 Nov 2019 09:30:04
Fred has been getting extra coaching from Carrick and McKenna.

He has also been staying after training to learn more about the English game as a midfielder.

He has been better in recent weeks and I thought against Brighton that he was running the game by breaking up play and threading decisive passes through to the attackers.

Hopefully he continues to improve, just wanted to make a point that he his putting the effort in to succeed.


1.) 13 Nov 2019 10:10:12
you can't knock his work rate, he does run his balls off every game.

hopefully he can continue he's a nice guy.

2.) 13 Nov 2019 11:00:56
That is so refreshing to hear. A player who is prepared to work hard to improve and try and make the most of their talent.

Clearly its been working if recent performances are anything to go by. Fair play to him.

Has the right attitude and work ethic. let's hope he can keep improving and growing.

3.) 13 Nov 2019 11:28:17

4.) 13 Nov 2019 23:50:13
Come on Fred. Prove us all wrong and smash it. Contrary to what we all Post, we just want a group of committed players willing to beak their back to play well for Utd.




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17 Nov 2019 09:52:05
Thanks Ed, Best hope is to win the Europa then.

Do you think he would cut it in England?


{Ed002's Note - Spurs have put a lot of effort in to scouting him and there was a push from their chief scout to add him to the squad but it never happened. So I would think so.}



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24 Oct 2019 15:52:36

I cannot find where you have said the plans have been shelved? Is there a brief reason for this?


{Ed002's Note - THis was all some time ago.}



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15 Oct 2019 07:37:48
I would not be surprised if they are selling to family? Maybe someone wants more power?




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09 Oct 2019 13:44:19
I asked my self the same question, but then I thought they will be desperate and probably pick the wrong deal.

I'm not sure if he has the ability to make any sort of impact in the premiership.




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05 Apr 2019 17:47:27

I like Bergwijn because he is flexible across the front 3, I think he would be ideal for our squad. Have watched him a lot he will need time to settle though.

I just hope we sign him.





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29 Nov 2019 07:58:21
Ed047, would you not take arteta, he has been working under Guardiola now for a while and behind the scenes apparently he is very good?


{Ed047's Note - not sure BIG V, it’s always an unknown with guys like that but he surely couldn’t be worse than the current clown.

I do like Arteta and if he was anywhere near as good as Guardiola then it would be happy days.



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19 Nov 2019 20:32:20
If ed really does want poch, I can see ole being given a senior role in recruitment and vision etc, working in tandem with poch.

Although for me i would stick with ole, no one actually knows if it would work out for poch here at utd.




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29 Oct 2019 06:27:24
Did I tell you how to support your team?

This is why I had a long break from this site before because most just want an excuse to be negative,

I know it's a site for different opinions but I hope most of out fan base don't read some of the nonsense put on here, we would be changing managers after every bad result or a poor run in form based on some opinions.


{Ed047's Note - morning BV, your initial inference was real fans support their team no matter what and someone like Jonny Blaze and no doubt countless others clearly do that come rain or shine.

Posters just have to accept it’s a world full of opinions out there and people are going to give them mate.

There’s extremes to both sides of everything and all these posts are simply words, they are just people saying how they feel, some will agree, some won’t and that’s been abundantly clear on here.

There were still differing opinions when Fergie was in his pomp.



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27 Oct 2019 09:11:34
Completely agree Shappy, I would also be interested to see Garner given a cm role in the next 3 years but once he has had a season on loan in championship.

It's good to have a member with some sense on here and not reactionary to every result.




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07 Oct 2019 18:43:08
Hey ed02

Thank for the response, I brought up the glazers as I wanted to know if they ever make any footballing decisions as everyone seems to think they have no involvement.

I think all the fans just want some clarity on who is making these decisions along with ed Woodward in picking the wrong managers and not having a clear plan for the club footballing wise.


{Ed002's Note - The owners do not make decisions about footballing matters.}