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Where from: Northen Ireland, county Derry/Londonderry


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12 May 2021 12:40:54
Hi Ed,

Saw some rumours of Tom Heaton coming back to us on a free transfer, just wondering if you have heard anything on that?

Could be a decent option as he's not a bad keeper and would be decent cover. I think he would also be home grown as well?

Caolan_2

{Ed002's Note - Yes.}


1.) 12 May 2021 15:49:57
Shappy started this rumour last week right here on this page. I see its gathering pace. How many of you are journalists? 😂😂.


2.) 12 May 2021 16:06:36
I actually was told by a friend (who has a connection to someone at Villa) about the club possibly looking to Heaton. I'd imagine if its true then more than a few journalists would be privy to the same information.

Heaton would make a lot of sense. He wouldn't cost anything in transfer fee, is a solid back up option, could be negotiated quickly and easily before the opening of the window. While he is homegrown and has a connection to the club.

Finding that balance between a keeper who is good enough to be a back up keeper AND is happy to be one can be tricky.


3.) 12 May 2021 16:43:50
I think he is a pretty good keeper Shappy, always played well against us!


4.) 12 May 2021 19:39:21
I'm a fan of the idea and suggested it back in April.

Free, HG, gets the culture and will be good a squad member.

Also better than spending £20m on Johnstone who offers the same if not more quality in all honesty. And wasted on the bench.

A slight trade off but should mean money can go further.

Question is, does Heaton replace Grant/ Romero or De Gea?


5.) 12 May 2021 21:21:03
De Gea on his way out, surely, and we know Romero is.


6.) 12 May 2021 21:47:28
Grant and Romero will be leaving so he will be 3rd choice. Wouldn’t surprise me if de Gea stayed one more year.


7.) 13 May 2021 09:30:49
I wonder what will happen with Nathan Bishop who was signed last summer. I expect Joel Pereira to leave, but Bishop has been spoken about positively by people at the club. I'd have thought he would be promoted to third choice.

I mean currently we have a frankly ridiculous goalkeeping roster of

Henderson
DDG
Romero
Grant
Bishop
Pereira
Kovar

Even if DDG, Romero, Grant and Pereira leave that still leaves

Henderson, Bishop and Kovar. One good back up is all that's needed. Could Heaton do that job? I think so.


8.) 13 May 2021 14:52:55
Agree shappy- been banging on about getting this one and that off the wages bill but I really think its needed this next season more so- man utd are reputedly one of the top payers in europe and tbh big salaries on mediocre players. If we can save a million a week on wages there's a decent player or a refit at carrington, a contract for van de sarr and massive bonus for Gloria in the canteen.
Before anyone says out, I'm neither Scots or Yorkshire born so its not about being tight its about common sense spending. lol.


9.) 13 May 2021 22:13:41
I would sell Henderson tomorrow, unfortunately his talent is not the same as his self belief. The new Ben Foster.


 

 

22 Feb 2021 13:22:12
Question for Ed002 if you're about.

I saw you say on the Liverpool page that Nikola Milenkovic's reps are keen for him to move to us. There seems to be a lot of links in Italy about it today, so do you think this is one we currently working on and should be able to complete?

Cheers.

Caolan_2

{Ed002's Note - I know nothing more than what I explained - there would be others ahead of him for MU.}


1.) 22 Feb 2021 17:40:59
Cheers Ed.


2.) 22 Feb 2021 19:36:08
From what I've seen of him (which isn't loads) I would say he strikes me as a great "B" list defender. He is solid and dependable but not great at anything in particular. The guy you pair with a world class CB rather than a world class one himself.


3.) 22 Feb 2021 20:04:41
Saw the Milenkovic links but surely he's a 'second' CB signing only. Torres first choice? I can see us in for 2 CBs if the penny finally drops that between Jones / Bailly / Tuanzebe that's only actually one player though its costing us about £250k a week!


4.) 23 Feb 2021 11:17:33
I think Ed 001 and I discussed Milenkovic and Dias before Utd got Harry. I still rate Milenkovic quite high. Utd can probably get him at half what was paid for Maguire and significantly improve our defense. He is still young and can develop into a world class CB!


 

 

25 Jan 2021 19:35:45
Ed, with the club looking at defensive midfield options do you know if they are planning on moving matic on? Still feel he is a very good player and if his minutes are managed well he can be very effective for us.

Caolan_2

{Ed002's Note - Matic will stay another year.}


1.) 26 Jan 2021 00:23:50
That’s good to know Ed. I think his experience could be very important to us.


2.) 26 Jan 2021 01:28:16
I think the club wants Magic to transition into a coaching role, ideally.


3.) 27 Jan 2021 12:53:22
Matic like Mata for me I am happy to keep for one year longer than is probably necessary. He still offers a decent amount when needed, good role model to either McTominy/ Fred, new addition or from the youth set up.


4.) 27 Jan 2021 21:11:08
Have you seen him tonight, don't think he will survive another year.


5.) 28 Jan 2021 20:04:56
I often think that ‘experience’ is misused. Just because he’s old and his legs have gone doesn’t mean he is any more experienced than Rashford whose player a couple of hundred matches in his early 20s. It’s certainly no reason to keep a player when their quality goes.


6.) 29 Jan 2021 10:32:05
Fresh, of course it does. How many UCL semi finals/ finals has Rashford appeared in, how many league titles has he won?

Players like Matic and Mata offer something without even being on the pitch due to there years of experience at the top level.

We have a severe lack of experience running through the team. DDG, Lindelof, Maguire, Bailly, Telles, Pogba, Fred, Matic, Mata and Cavani are the only players in our squad over the age of 26. Of those only Telles, Pogba, Matic, Mata and Cavani can say they have any experience of challenging and winning the top honours.

Of those 5 Pogba wants out, while Matic, Mata and Cavani are all 32 or older and only have a year or two left in them. So we can't afford to just cull the experienced players as we lack leadership and experience.


 

 

04 Oct 2020 16:00:15
Telles deal agreed- Ed spot on with the info on this one from the start. Thank you for sharing. Sancho next 😂 we can dream. No dan James today in the squad, wonder if something is going on there.

Caolan_2

1.) 04 Oct 2020 16:15:08
with a late season start, i would not be surprised if United are thinking of holding out until January transfer window for Sancho which is only under 3 months away.


2.) 04 Oct 2020 18:48:39
Hope we don't get Sancho. No better than rashford. Goes missing in big games like pogba. German League easy in comparison to prem.

He dosent want United. Wouldn't give more than 60mil for him. Much better available for a fraction. Look at Rodriguez at Everton. Class.


3.) 04 Oct 2020 19:22:25
Pogba goes missing in every game he plays. Why the club never sold him is baffling.


4.) 04 Oct 2020 20:00:25
I don't remember the last game I saw Pogba playing like a real player. He's been missing for 2-3 years now.


5.) 04 Oct 2020 21:24:46
and yet they keep telling us he is world class.


6.) 04 Oct 2020 21:30:32
France in WC?


7.) 04 Oct 2020 21:41:35
Had he had a good game in a red shirt? Let’s not single out Pogba though. Since the restart they’ve all been awful which signals a much wider malaise.


8.) 04 Oct 2020 21:48:33
does not matter what players we give ole eric he takes them backwards.


9.) 04 Oct 2020 22:51:07
what a result for us in typical fashion it will probs kick the board into gear now and get who we need wldnt be surprised if we got sancho now absolute morons.


10.) 04 Oct 2020 23:22:43
Pogba had a great run when ole joined- but that was it. He was hardly in the team last season- time for Donny to start for me.


11.) 05 Oct 2020 07:49:14
Let’s hope Telles knows how to defend.


 

 

03 Oct 2020 17:20:19
We have apparently paid Facundo Pellistri's buy out clause of €10 million. He plays for penarol, 18 years old and apparently Forlan who I believe is there coach recommended him.

Caolan_2

1.) 03 Oct 2020 17:33:22
He is one of three 18 year old wide forwards that we have been looking at, along with Filip Stevanovic and Amad Traore. I'm not sure if we are looking at signing more than one of them.


2.) 03 Oct 2020 17:42:02
Traore is moving to someone else in Italy, maybe Parma I think shappy (not sure if permanent or on loan)


3.) 03 Oct 2020 17:55:41
Correct ala traore caolan. However the Pellistri has some weight behind it, it’s said there’s a dispute that his club want to keep him for a loan despite the sale but we want him now.


4.) 03 Oct 2020 18:15:22
For LAN was sacked a month or so ago Caolan.

RedWhiskey
It was said that unlike Lyon we were willing to allow him to remain on loan for the rest of their season which meant a deal with us was favourable for Peñarol. I don't know if we've changed our stance on it.


5.) 03 Oct 2020 18:40:43
Yes Deependra he was sacked, but there’s also stories that he recommended him to us months ago.


6.) 03 Oct 2020 19:53:39
Forlan did recommend him to us Caolan.
Actually I wanted Forlan to be a success at Peñarol and one day lead us to a few titles. Right now that doesn't look that likely.


7.) 03 Oct 2020 19:59:04
Deependra any idea what Forlan is up to now? So gutted he never really worked out for us. Class player.


8.) 04 Oct 2020 05:40:04
He was sacked just a month ago Caolan so not much of note I would say.

You can give a listen to the latest Man Utd podcast mate. Forlan was the guest on it.


9.) 04 Oct 2020 08:23:34
The smart thimg to do now is sell james to leeds recoup some of our money and buy stevamovic I've not seem much of him but what i have he looks like he could be a steal he looks very technocally gifted unlike james and can play om the left so can cover rashford.


10.) 04 Oct 2020 12:53:43
I think cavarni deal is a no brainier, 2 year for our present front 3 to learn from a (past) world class striker.


 

 

 

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05 Oct 2021 09:18:06
Some absolute dross posted over the last few days on here, and I must say it's sad to see the way some people have turned on Ole. Let's get one thing out of the way- I don't think he's good enough, I think he's taken us as far as he can. I would love to be wrong on this, and for Ole to prove us all wrong.

However, it's not his fault he's got the job, or is still in a job. Blame the people above him for the running of the club.

Ole is a legend at United, he always will be. I get the views of Ken, red man etc that he's not good enough- I agree. There's been a lot of disrespect shown towards him too from different posters and online. I've said from day one Ole is putting the club first. This isn't the Jose show where it's look at me everyday, he was an arse and I'm glad he's nowhere near our club.

As a player Ole gave this club everything, and as a manager I'm sure he's giving everything as well. I've seen comments that he got the job because of one goal, he didn't. You'd think he had a Macheda moment. Anyone who discredits Ole's playing career either never watched him, or is blinded by rage.

I would love Ole to be successful here, because I know he would stay for the long term, it would mean my football club is back where it belongs. Does anyone really trust our decision makers to bring in the right man? I sure as hell don't. Whether anyone wants to admit it, this club is in a much better place now, something which Ole deserves credit for. He's been backed well, but he's still brought some very good players to the club. However we need a top drawer manager to come in and elevate these players to the next level. There's youth and experience in the squad, and an exciting crop of youngsters hopefully waiting to break through (laird, mejbri and shoretire to name a few) .

I get the anger towards him, however it's all aimed at the wrong place. Those running the club/ business are responsible for what we ultimately receive as a product. The management team isn't up to it, yet they'll continue to employ and back them for as long as possible, or until it doesn't make sense financially. We all know this.

I have a horrible feeling in the pit of my stomach that we end up with Southgate or someone like that. I don't necessarily want Zidane or Conte, the reason for it is I like to think of the traditions of this club and I want the next manager to come in and follow that on. Someone like Ten Haag could fit the bill, I'm not sure about other options, maybe Potter, but let's be real. The minute it doesn't go well for him everyone will be out saying how inexperienced he is and that he won't deliver.

It's a tricky spot, but the club will need to address it soon, I just have no confidence in the recruitment of the next manager, whenever that may be.

Caolan_2

1.) 05 Oct 2021 09:30:19
Couldn't agree more, great post Caolan. ?.


2.) 05 Oct 2021 09:43:30
Well he could just realise his limitations and resign. No one is making him manage Man Utd.

I think people's over riding feeling is frustration rather than anger. The guy makes loads of nonaensical decisions and even when it goes wrong he makes the same mistakes over and over again. Maybe some introspection and self awareness wouldn't go amiss.

Why shouldn't we be disrespectful and critical with this guy as well as the owners? He was just a highly paid employee when he was a player, same as he is as a manager. He needs to airt himself out and unless he does ao he quite rightly deserves all the grief tbat he gets.


3.) 05 Oct 2021 09:56:13
MancMan would you walk away from your dream job? Would you not back yourself to be successful. To reach the level any footballer at that level has the self believe would be immense. You would always back yourself.


4.) 05 Oct 2021 10:38:16
Great managers realised their limitations and get the right people around them, if Ole got in a top European coach to improve his on field decisions I think it would help.


5.) 05 Oct 2021 11:20:54
Agree with that, I have zero faith in the club appointing oles successor. Be like us to hire giggs and a bunch of the class of 92 rather than appoint a qualified manager and coaching staff.


6.) 05 Oct 2021 11:20:56
Caolan, i'd walk away if i looked at my performance levels and honestly concluded i couldn't hack it.

There's no shame in not being the right man for the job. Solksjaer should take some pride in having done some good things after the mourinho disaster, but he should realise that like everyone he has limitations and he reached them some time ago.

Now he has overstayed and is just stinking up the place.

If you want to lay blame about the cause of this whole clustermess, you should read Ed001's article on the demise of Man Utd. I doubt you will like the inevitable conclusions you will draw from it.


7.) 05 Oct 2021 11:21:36
I agree with all that. One of my all time favourite players, loved him as a player and such a nice guy but as a manager . no thanks, and his back room staff is very uninspiring. I just don't see us winning anything with him now.

No need for name calling or any disrepect to the man, let him leave sooner rather than later and retain affection from the fans.

Who we get to replace him is a huge question with no easy answer.


8.) 05 Oct 2021 11:27:01
I agree Grim, but in a nutshell Ole isn't a great manager unfortunately.


9.) 05 Oct 2021 11:48:12
I've no respect for him i don't agree he has done a good job in any aspect i want hi. Out ASAP. If he is hounded out by players and fans that's OK too.
Not a legend in my eyes despite scoring a legendary goal.
He should not have to walk away he should be fired.
Of course he loves the club I don't doubt that but so do lots of people.
He is our worst manager since sexton results wise with exception of moyes who didn't last a season.
I hope the players turn on him its all he deserves.


10.) 05 Oct 2021 12:09:45
Ken what has Ole done to hurt your feelings so much? Seriously you sound like an ex girlfriend scorned lol.

Can't see how he isn't a club legend mate, look at the trophies, the goals and the work ethic when on the pitch. If you don't think he's a legend at this club for his playing career then I don't know pal.


11.) 05 Oct 2021 12:16:30
Not special as a player abd pathetic as a manager. I don't have to like him because you say so. Whatever little respect i had for him because of that goal he has lost it by his constant smiling at us losing and drawing. Chicharito was a better substitute than Ole.


12.) 05 Oct 2021 12:16:53
He was a squad player by his own admission. I put him in same group as butt and o shea etc.
what he has done is bring this team mentality back over 30 years. With his anti man utd playing style and submissiveness I hold him responsible for producing football I hate watching and having players with a poor attitude and accepting and encouraging mediocrity.
No respect for the man at all.


13.) 05 Oct 2021 12:13:52
MancMan can you link the article (or ed001) I can't remember if I have seen it.

No matter what it say's I know who I blame. If you hire the wrong person for the job and blindly stand by them, then you are at fault. If I wasn't capable of performing my job I would be sacked. However, if there was a claim of negligence made against me, despite me performing to the best of my ability it will be my employer who bears the cost.

When you have no ambition at the very top from those running the daily operations of the club then what do you expect? They have been reactionary as hell and every manager bar Ole we have had has been out of contract because they don't want to put their hand in their pocket any more than they have too.

Spent well this summer, but now it is abundantly clear we need a top class manager to take what I think is a very good crop of players further. Solsjkaer is employed by the club, he doesn't run it.

{Ed001's Note - I assume it means this article. I hope so anyway!}


14.) 05 Oct 2021 12:37:10
Ken careful, we are at risk of being called "classless".


15.) 05 Oct 2021 12:38:02
Great post Caolan. I also posted about the personal attacks but they just keep on coming. I’m not asking anyone to like him but it borders on childish sometimes, the name calling, the insults. I don’t think he will bring success, I think he has reset the culture, bought well, moved some on who needed moving on. Sadly, in the big games he has been found wanting again and again and it seems we are going backwards right now.

But like it or not the Board seem set on keeping him so it would be great if we could find something else to talk about for a while.


16.) 05 Oct 2021 12:40:02
It IS his fault to be still in the job.
He must realise he is now trying to function above his ability.

I am grateful for what he has done but is now time to walk away for the sake of the club and his own self respect.


17.) 05 Oct 2021 12:43:45
I don’t get what the player achieved or didn’t got any relevance to his post now.

If we go down that Route Teddy scored in that game and probably in many many more, he tried his luck at management but at least had sense to start at low level, but quickly realised he not cut out for it and moved on…….

I would never ever rate him as a Top player or a legend to be honest but again it makes no difference about the past it’s the here and now, and job is above him.

I’m not sure what top European or English coach would work under him to be honest, so I don’t see that happening.


18.) 05 Oct 2021 12:29:54
I don't think its sad that people are turning on ole I think its great the more fans that turn the better it can only accelerate his demise.


19.) 05 Oct 2021 12:51:06
Not telling anyone to like Ole, giving folks my opinion mainly on what I think of the site at the moment. Is that okay United Addict? Or is me having respect for the man not fit with the narrative? Ken is entitled to his opinion and whilst I don't agree with it, its part of life. It would be boring if we all thought the same. Certainly wouldn't call anyone ''classless''.

On the idea that he should walk away, none of us would lads. I certainly wouldn't, I have children and I would want their children to be set for life as well. All well and good saying it on here, but none of us will be in that position.

Cheers for the Link ed. Can't believe I didn't remember the article as I had read it before. Just stinks of Amateur hour everywhere.


20.) 05 Oct 2021 12:54:54
Ole's not walking away, Carrick and McKenna will probably sign extensions before the end of the international break.


21.) 05 Oct 2021 13:08:33
Its like some just want us to accept the status quo and not do anything just because the owners are bad.


22.) 05 Oct 2021 13:22:02
Even if dross posted last few days it’s more exciting then the Dross football we have mainly turned out in last years.


23.) 05 Oct 2021 13:47:55
It is early season guys, we are one drawn game against everton off the top of the table in the epl. Level with the mighty city. Ole is a clown, but Pep the messiah?

The trolls who have wanted Ole out for months and months are just amplifying everything up to the maximum.

Do you think the person who reportedly overheard SAF was an Ole supporter?

We have a very tough run of games, weekend/ midweek, thick and fast. Let's judge after we are at least 1/ 4 of the way into the season?


24.) 05 Oct 2021 13:40:44
United Addict what can we do? Because they are responsible for the day to day running of the club, they are the ones who hire and fire coaches and managers. They have employed someone we can pretty much all agree on isn't up to the job. How is that situation fixed? You can lay all the blame at Ole's feet, but if we do not replace him with the right man for the job then we will just be back to square one.

I am not telling you what to think, or push my opinion on you. I am saying what I see, and quite simply I don't think I trust those calling the shots to get it right at any point. Remember Ole doesn't employ himself.

{Ed025's Note - caolan i would just like to congratulate you on some very well written and balanced views on this thread, you make some very pertinent points and even though im sure not all will agree with your take on things you have put your points across superbly, and as someone looking in from the outside i have to say how impressed i am by your candour and intelligence, kudos my friend..


25.) 05 Oct 2021 13:45:10
Jack my comments about Ole as a player have little to do with him being in the job. As fans we have on the whole been pretty good with ex players and shown respect for what they have done for the club.


26.) 05 Oct 2021 14:08:25
AJH, the attacks aren't personal.

No one is saying he is a bad person, people are just saying he is a bad manager.


27.) 05 Oct 2021 14:10:10
Thanks Ed, appreciate that. You wouldn't be able to tell the wife to be that? Not sure she would agree lol.

{Ed025's Note - i will take your word for that mate.. :)


28.) 05 Oct 2021 14:10:53
I respect every posters opinion, but I cringe every time I hear the argument that the owners/ board are the reason why we are stagnant. Ed02 have told us on countless occasions that the owners don't get involved in the day to day running of the club. The glazers have been incharge of United for 16 years now. We have known their Modus Operandi from day one when they leveraged debt against the club in order to buy it. Now the argument is the board and owners are not ambitious enough to challenge/ win trophies. If that's the case why didn't it prevent the likes of Sir Alex, Jose and LVG from winning trophies. Even Moyes won the Charity Shield if you want to class it as a trophy and he didn't even last an entire season. So why is it so difficult for Ole even though he has been backed more by the owners than his predecessors.


29.) 05 Oct 2021 14:13:44
Caolan i posted a few days ago, fans have the power. Remember ESL? The owners made a decision but they did withdraw once the fans stomped feet. If we just keep shut, nothing will change. Arsenal and Milan come to mind. Even Liverpool took a generation to win again. Do t want the same to happen with us. Its almost 10 years already.


30.) 05 Oct 2021 14:23:44
Love_United my point is that we all want to see the club do well and win trophies, but those in charge have appointed a man who doesn't seem capable. That's my argument in a nutshell. We can all blame Ole for many things, but ultimately it is down to those calling the shots to ensure we are capable of competing. I could get behind the wheel of an F1 car, but it won't make me a world class driver.


31.) 05 Oct 2021 13:54:51
Dodgy, but SAF was a Ole supporter, so why he say it?

I think we all know we would take Pep over Ole!

Also look at who city have played compared to who we have played!

Look at the entertainment to what we have witnessed

We are only what 2 games of off being a quarter way in to season….


32.) 05 Oct 2021 14:46:54
UA I agree that we as fans have power, however the ESL was dead in the water within hours and I think our club held on as long as they felt they could. If it got the go ahead to start tomorrow, you can bet we would be right at the front of the queue, regardless of the fan felling. If we are still making top 4 I don't think the Glazers will get rid of Ole, it is fairly clear that is the aim of the club at the moment- well maybe the minimum aim.

At some point those calling the shots have to be aggressive and decisive in their decision making. Gary Neville always references ''the best in class'' and that is what I think we are screaming out for right now. This summer the recruitment was good, and as a result has really shown up the coaching staff in terms of performances. Right now I think there is an acceptance from those within the club go be happy with top 4. Are we bold enough to go and get a top manager out of a big club? Or would we just wait for a free agent because we don't have to buy them out of a contract. I am not asking for the Glazers to go, but I will always hold them responsible for the management and running of the club. Whilst they themselves may not be making every call, again they have hired the people who do. They have put the structure in place.

I am very serious when I say there is something good building at United, the academy is strong at the minute, we have a really good blend of experience and youth in the first team squad. We are maybe missing a top class number 6, but this squad is capable of playing good football and winning trophies imo, I just think it needs unlocked by the right man.

I hope it is Ole, but I just don't think it will be him.


33.) 05 Oct 2021 16:30:29
The problem with Ole is that he is a liar. He is a seller of hope. He came here and said what everyone of you wanted to hear about DNA United way, outrun teams etc.
In contrast he does the opposite and he has the opposite mentality from the mentality he said he has and the opposite to United way. He clearly wants the bar low and being the underdog. This is not the United way we play, this is Oleball and for that Ole is a liar.


34.) 05 Oct 2021 17:21:04
I genuinely wanted Ole to succeed but the man has taken us as far as he can.
He clearly isn't learning by his mistakes because he's making the same mistakes time and time again.
I'm sick of hearing the same crap from him after every game that "we were unlucky because we should of been awarded this or that".
He never makes reference to how crap we played during the game. I'm getting to the point where i can't even watch him in interviews anymore, it's like groundhog day.


35.) 05 Oct 2021 18:25:57
I won't watch him simo. He talk rubbish clichéd nonsense. I think he lacks every aspect required to be a good manager.


36.) 05 Oct 2021 18:56:31
Caolan,

Agree with your post mate, I’ll get that in now before the vultures come and well done for being brave as you know exactly who will respond and with what.

It is possible to think Ole isn’t the right man without ignoring any balance to the situation and appreciating what he has done.

I agree the obvious choices for next manager don’t look great, I think for me it would have to be Potter or Rodgers from our league, I don’t watch any Dutch football or football other than the premier league to be honest so I have no idea how good managers in others leagues are but a lot are obviously talking about Ten Haag as well.


 

 

30 Aug 2021 10:33:41
Great win yesterday, poor for about the first 60/ 65 mins but we hung in there. Varane was excellent, you can tell the rest of the backline felt more confident with him.

Fred was utter dross, and if we could upgrade him then we would be going places.

A lot of negatives on here about our performance etc, but let's give credit to wolves. Our record there is terrible as well so all in all a good days work and 7 from 9 is a good start.

Caolan_2

1.) 30 Aug 2021 10:57:07
Agree mate 👍🏻.


2.) 30 Aug 2021 12:01:10
We could have been 3-0 down at half time without complaint, we ended up with 3 points and 7 from 9 is decent despite the feeling we threw points away last week. So we take the points and move on with a better return than last year.

I don't think we can gloss over the fact we still seem to have no plan or style of play each week and the way Ole looks just dazed in games is getting tired now.

What we do in training is a mystery to me, and how we get to each transfer window and not have a concrete plan to bring in at least one top midfielder is baffling and something that will come back to bite us each season until we do.


3.) 30 Aug 2021 13:12:56
You can see why Wolves have had 50 odd shots at goal in their three games and yet have failed to score, the need to sign Kiefer Moore really.


4.) 30 Aug 2021 13:24:51
I listened to this one on radio. Fred's name was by far the most mentioned, and not always in a negative way - you could hear how much work he was having to put in trying to cut out the passes to Traore with Sancho and Wan-Bissaka struggling against him.

Not saying Fred was good or bad (I know he gave the ball away twice in an attack Wolves could easily have scored in), but the guy's engine can't be faulted when he's in a pairing alongside a player who doesn't bust a gut to get back.

I can see the logic that a player in the same position with better positional sense would make a huge difference. Kante and Makele before him can just walk around and do the same role with ease.


 

 

27 Aug 2021 13:25:07
Seen a lot on here about Ronaldo and the reaction etc.

Personally I'd be gutted if he ends up at city, which I fully expect to happen. Ronaldo was the first superstar I properly seen. My earliest memories as a United fan were the season he came in. So I got to see him develop from a skinny show pony into the best player in the world. Would I bring him back? In a heartbeat.

If he ends up at city, it would tarnish his legacy no doubt about. It's not the city than Schmeicael and Cole ended up at. I would be interested to see him in the premier league one last time, but it's a shame it won't be with us.

Good luck to him, it sucks but he owes us nothing.

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1.) 27 Aug 2021 15:13:16
Viva ronaldo.


 

 

19 Aug 2021 16:29:36
Bit of a random one guys.

I am thinking on getting a season tickets for me and my son. I was wondering if there is a waiting list and roughly how long? I want to try when he's older to start taking him but is it something I would need to look into applying for now, or would I be better off waiting?

If anyone has any experience with getting a season ticket and could share any thoughts or ideas it would be much appreciated.

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1.) 19 Aug 2021 17:14:25
The season tickets are sold out for this year, you can get on the waiting list for next season but you have to have a membership and pay a deposit. I think there are about 50,000 season ticket holders and they do sell out each year.
If you are loaded definitely get one of the exec boxes, free food and drink all day long and decent padded seat.


2.) 19 Aug 2021 17:39:26
I got one for me and my son but there are times when he cannot go- midweek or other arrangements. You can upgrade to adults and take a mate but it used to be only a couple of times a year i think. Now with digital tickets its more but a right chew on as the person haS to be a member. Typical money grabbing ": but when the phones open up it may be easier. Best thing is to get on the waiting list though especially wanting 2 seats together.


3.) 19 Aug 2021 18:30:27
Would never pay.


4.) 19 Aug 2021 18:51:24
Caolin

There are ebbs and flows with season tickets, circumstances change each season. I don’t believe there has been a waiting list of any significance for years. I would recommend starting by writing to the United ticket office or just ringing them. It is not the closed shop that you think.


5.) 19 Aug 2021 19:03:35
Cheers guys, appreciate the input!


6.) 19 Aug 2021 19:22:14
Season tickets are sold out for this season. Go on to the website and join the season ticket waiting list, if you are willing to pay a deposit it gives you a better chance.


7.) 19 Aug 2021 21:06:04
I think if you got an a waiting list you would probably get one next season or the season after. There is nothing better than watching the games with 75,000 others all wanting the same thing mate, especially as a kid so I’d recommend it if you can afford it. Hopefully see you and your kid there soon 🙌🏼.


8.) 19 Aug 2021 22:05:08
Only had it a few times growing up GDS, now I live over here I think I’d love to bite the bullet and get him doing what I dreamed off!


 

 

17 Aug 2021 14:19:50
Was a great game on Saturday, made even better being the first game I got to watch with my son.

Lots of good performances, but for me the most impressive was Greenwood. Not many lads at 19 have the maturity in their game that he showed on Saturday. It wasn't the goal that impressed me the most, I almost expect that type of finish from him. It was his work rate, movement and link up play that showed the clear improvement in his game for me.

He plays so many clever passes in tight spaces, and he dropped off a lot to allow bruno space to run into. I don't know if anyone noticed the movement he had for one of the crosses from Bruno that he nearly got on the end off in the first half. Got between the centre halves just like Cavani does, shows he is clearly learning from him in training.

I think he could save us a hell of a lot of money in the next couple of years. He still has so much more of his game to show as well, if anyone watched him in the Academy he strikes one hell of a free kick. I think Greenwood's target this season should be 20 goals and nailing down the centre forward position for the future.

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1.) 17 Aug 2021 15:44:26
I agree Carolyn although I have heard he is a bit too big for his boots. Hopefully the senior pros will knock that out of him. He looked hungry and sharp at the weekend, in the short term Cavani, Greenwood, and Sancho should be the front 3 and when Rashford recovers he will slot in. There are enough games to keep everyone happy, apart from Martial perhaps.


2.) 17 Aug 2021 16:16:43
I don't think it's possible for Martial to be happy, whatever the circumstances are.


3.) 17 Aug 2021 16:28:18
AJH, I think that's something that was around Greenwood especially around the start of the season. It is quite clear he is working hard off the pitch, even from his change in physique.


4.) 17 Aug 2021 17:00:28
I also agree Carolyn 😁.


5.) 17 Aug 2021 21:52:24
Great game for his debut, Caolan. I bet he's come home with half the club shop in his case 😁.


6.) 17 Aug 2021 23:13:20
Nou, he’s having to wait for his jersey! Only 3 weeks atm so he’s just using my oversized ones!


7.) 17 Aug 2021 23:22:44
I think Pogba should have that left forward position he keeps playing like he did on Saturday. Rashford might have to fight it out for one of the other two forward positions.


8.) 18 Aug 2021 06:43:32
If Pogba stays and plays like he idiot against Leeds week in, week out it might be very difficult for Rashford to get back in the first team. It might also drive him on to become a better player aswell.


9.) 18 Aug 2021 07:14:23
One great game and everything is forgiven. I’d like to see Pogba do it just a tad more regularly.


 

 

 

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22 Sep 2021 12:45:36
I like Henderson and until the last few games I would have had him as my number one. If we could get a good fee for him, then I guess we would be silly to not move him on as we wouldn't find it easy to move on De Gea.

Kovar coming through the ranks looks like a decent option for the future as well. Seems Henderson got a set back with C.V. at the worst time, and De Gea has grasped the opportunity with both hands.

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13 Sep 2021 15:28:20
Red Whiskey, if Pogba wants to go he will go for a free this coming summer and he will not sign a new deal. If he signs a new deal I would say that shows he wants to stay and thinks the team is going somewhere. Personally I think he is a great player, but hasn't done it enough for us. He is playing well at the moment and if this is the Pogba we could see on a consistent basis, then I would love him to stay.

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27 Aug 2021 12:45:45
Bookies are slashing the odds because of a tweet from Rio Ferdinand.

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25 Jun 2021 09:36:08
Gilmour is a quality player but it was cost an arm and a leg to get him from Chelsea.

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Sounds like he's just got wind Shappy.

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09 Oct 2021 16:43:05
Would have been better if it was at OT I think.

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08 Oct 2021 08:03:01
Jersey: 2008 AIG strip- have the UCL final replica at home.
Performance: Barcelona 1-0 semi final- scholes rocket or the 5-2 comeback win at home to Spurs.
Favourite player: 00s Ronaldo 10s Rooney 20s greenwood
Least favourite player: 00s silvestre 10s fellaini 20s martial
Most exciting signing: Ronaldo coming home.
Away ground: stadium of light- been a few times.
Season: 07-08. What a team that was.

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08 Oct 2021 06:35:02
Mumbles,

I am all for a discussion and a debate about different thoughts and opinions etc. Just my issue with the site at the moment is that there is no debate anymore. If you don't like Ole then anyone who does like him is automatically wrong and vice versa as well. Everyone feels like they're against each other, when at the end of the day we all just want our club to be successful.

I have said it many times on here and to many of my mates, the fault lies with those calling the shots on a daily basis at the club. I want us to be successful and entertaining and to basically have the club I grew up watching back. I only lived through glory era's. I haven't seen the relegations or the Sexton era that posters like Ken and Red Man have. So I know it is rich and I sound spoilt. To me Manchester United was about exciting football, bravery on the pitch and of course giving youth a chance. All this was capable from having a structure, we had a chief exec and manager who knew the game inside and out. We had the best coaches in the world, the best scouting systems.

Since 2005 we relied on an absolute genius to keep us relevant, who won trophies after having in my eyes the best side English football has seen be broken up in one transfer window, and replaced with Obertan and Owen. We neglected the academy, the scouting and we chased big names for revenue. We have appointed managers who do not fit what this club stands for, and unfortunately I have to include Ole in that. We have had public fallings out with our chief exec and manager, we sacked a coach hours after winning a trophy, won with by a lad from the Academy that he brought through into the team. That is not how you run a football club, nevermind a club that should have aspirations to be winning every trophy available.

So Ole will get the sack at some stage, that is undeniable and on current form it would be the right call. Yet the club will drag it out, and then do you really think we will get the right man in? Would we have the balls to go and get a world class manager? No we will be after someone who is a free agent, or even worse do some sort of dual managerial deal with the FA for Southgate.

Ole is a problem in the same way Moyes, Van Gaal and Mourinho were. Cracking squad of players that I have no doubt someone could do a fantastic job with, but I have zero confidence in anyone at the football club to make the correct decisions and to quote Gary Neville, go out and get the best in class in through the door.

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07 Oct 2021 22:14:10
AJH, I think Pogba is one of the most gifted players I have ever seen at the club during my lifetime. He's got everything you would want, he is athletic and phenomenal vision and technique. I just don't think he has it in him to really roll the sleeves up and do the dirty work, the stuff that doesn't get you in the headlines. It may be a mistake to renew, and I think if he does it is because he won't have the options to him that he expected perhaps?

Since he's came, it has pretty much been about unlocking Pogba and we have had different systems and now two different managers try. If he had some more defensive discipline to his game, he would be perfect in our midfield 2, or else in a midfield 3. For me we shoehorn him into the side a lot, and I think there will come a point for Ole or any other manager to be brave and pick our best team, rather than our best eleven individuals and that imo might have Pogba on the bench.

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07 Oct 2021 09:05:10
Ken I wouldn’t go near Rodgers with a barge pole. Can’t call ole a choke artist yet want him in!

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