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23 May 2022 20:30:25
Hi Ed, my apologies if this has been covered recently, I think not since the new coach was brought in. There's news today from Villarreal reports that Pau Torres agent is discussing a move with Manchester United. Are they still interested and pursuing him following the appointment of the new coach, and would it be tied to departures beyond the expected (Bailly, Jones)?

Chrism894

{Ed002's Note - Yes there will remain interest.}


1.) 23 May 2022 21:28:10
But Shappy says he’s not good enough!


2.) 24 May 2022 00:22:58
Shappy said he had concerns that Pau Torres may lack the physicality for the EPL and has tended to play in a low to mid block defensive set up and wonders whether he could adapt to playing a high line.

Torres has some great aspects about his game, however he is bullied off the ball too easily in La Liga for me, he also lacks aerial prowess, often beaten in the air. That is in La Liga, the EPL is a much more physical league and I wonder how well he could adapt to that physical battle, as it is something that he hasn't shown yet in his career.

Try watching him and see what you think, and consider how his skills might translate to the EPL. Lindelof looked a much stronger and more physical player in Liga Nos than Torres looks in La Liga.


3.) 24 May 2022 07:33:10
looks a good modern CH with the ball at his feet, but very easily bullied and looks no tougher than Lindelof which is a worry.


4.) 24 May 2022 08:32:48
From what I’ve seen of Pau Torres, I’d be concerned too. Tidy on the ball but not the most physical. He tends to turn inside on the edge of his box a lot too. A worrying habit for a centre half.


5.) 24 May 2022 09:59:17
If Erik reckons he's up to what he needs then that's good enough for me.


6.) 24 May 2022 10:18:36
What would be the point? We're getting Timber in, and we already have a limited transfer budget. I'd be amazed if this happens.


7.) 24 May 2022 11:14:02
Can’t see it happening:

Timber (presuming he arrives) will be the long term centre back, possibly playing right back or defensive midfield until those positions are adequately filled.

Also Torres very expensive when funds needed for elsewhere.

Obviously our defence has been the most awful aspect of our play this season but, with some proper coaching and a better midfield in front of them, I’d expect them to improve considerably.


8.) 24 May 2022 14:02:27
I doubt it Wallace. Ten Hag likes interchangeable players (rotate within 2 positions during the game) . That means highly mobile players. He also builds from deep which means highly technical defenders. Daley Blind is a prime example, and while not quick is very mobile and plays multiple positions. From our defence I only see Lindelof and Varane as being anywhere close to what he might want.


 

 

22 May 2022 23:28:58
Hello Ed, with Leeds staying up, this likely keeps Phillips price quite high and I imagine a new contract will be signed with Leeds. Is there any contact for Palhinha? The possible DM options seem very slim.

Chrism894

{Ed002's Note - Nothing has changed - all has been dealt with before.


1.) 22 May 2022 23:59:37
Okay thank you.


 

 

18 May 2022 15:37:28
Hi Ed, do United hold any interest in Serge Gnabry and would lack of Champions league rule him out?

Chrism894

{Ed002's Note - Serge Gnabry (RW/LW) Seems to fail to settle at any club and is not open to signing a new contract without a significant increase in salary, and it is his very significant financial demands that are proving to be a problem. Barcelona have him on their list of options, but they are going to have to balance summer transfers carefully and his wage demands will be an issue. The wages are less of a problem for Juventus where tax laws are beneficial. Real Madrid consider him an option to Mbappe as they look to shake up their wingers - but they will not look to both and their priority for Mbappe. Versatile enough to be considered a Martial replacement at Manchester United and on the list for Liverpool as a potential Salah replacement - but neither would want to break the bank for him and not being in the CL mawill end any vague interest they have. Has been offered to Chelsea and PSG by his agent, but both see the wage demands as far too high.}


1.) 18 May 2022 21:40:52
Thanks ed.


 

 

17 May 2022 14:18:44
Hello Ed, Do you know the situation with Richarlison this summer? Have United made any approach of interest?

Chrism894

{Ed002's Note - Richarlison (F) Wants his agent to find him a Champions League club. Prior PSG interest will have gone. Will be offered to Real Madrid and Manchester United - but finding a new club may not be that easy. Could be priced out of a move.}


1.) 17 May 2022 15:32:13
Thank you Ed, is he on United's list or more just his agent on offer?

{Ed002's Note - With no Champions League I suspect he would reject any move.}


2.) 17 May 2022 16:21:59
Thank you.


3.) 17 May 2022 16:41:29
I mean if his options are play in the EPL with United or the Championship with Everton I wonder what he'd choose.

{Ed014's Note - you’ve got one utter dick in Fernandes, surely you don’t want another?


4.) 17 May 2022 17:20:24
Ed014, I wouldn't want Richarlison, personally I don't think he is good enough for where we want to be. He wouldn't get into any of City's, Liverpool or Chelsea's first 11. Considering he will cost upwards of 60-70m he just isn't worth it. We can buy players of similar ability for half as much from outside the EPL.


5.) 17 May 2022 17:31:59
Richarlison is no better Lingard or Martial. Forget him.


6.) 17 May 2022 17:39:17
Amen ed. Fernandes over rated hollywood passer and best of all just signed a new deal ??‍♂️.

{Ed014's Note - a nuts decision, should have cashed in and bought better.


7.) 17 May 2022 18:20:53
I think there is a player in there. This is a player Barcelona bid £100m for - which Everton rejected! Don’t know which part of that statement is harder to believe.
However it’s more the ‘other’ side that bothers me. He certainly falls into the mardy bum camp and I’ve had enough of those for a lifetime. The money could be much more wisely invested, IMO.

{Ed014's Note - that would a worse deal than City being mugged off for a £100 million for Grealish!


8.) 17 May 2022 19:41:39
Yeah Fernandes is rubbish with all those great stats of his. Might be a crybaby and have dropped off this season not being the focal point but he's a class player. Anyone who thinks otherwise have cloudy judgment and are basing it on his whining, and his so called padding out stats with penalties.

Every team in the league has a whinging baby like that. Arsenal's is their manager ?.

{Ed014's Note - ahh bless you mate, yes he’s a fab player and will rip it up next season, he never gets flustered nor gives away cheap possession and has that winning mentality you need and can pick a pass to no one or into touch with ease.

Gem of a player, KDB not even in the same league! ?‍♂️???

I love the fact you think you only have one whinging baby too. ??


9.) 17 May 2022 21:07:32
But ed with an actually coach to coach him and not someone with a football managers Cv?

{Ed014's Note - are we talking Richarlison or Fernandes?


10.) 17 May 2022 21:17:29
Not sure how Richarlison is an upgrade on Martial?

{Ed014's Note - I think Nathan Redmond would be an upgrade on Martial Eric


11.) 17 May 2022 22:45:45
Quality player Ed. Pep loves him.

{Ed014's Note - yes he really does….not ?


12.) 18 May 2022 08:16:05
I don't actually think Fernando's is a great fit for EtH system. He doesn't work hard enough or is fast enough for the pressing duties of the 3 Mids and isn't good enough at keeping possession for the role either.

I am not convinced he is good enough to play in any of the front 3 positions either.

This is assuming we import a similar 433 as Ajax.

If then we play a 4231 with two holding CM there is a role for him position wise in the hole BUT

Even if we play this I don't see EtH abandoning his philosophy as such and Fernandes hasn't shown enough to believe he can retain and recycle possession or work hard enough consistently.

From what I seen of Fernandes he likes to press on his own when he feels like it. Likes to do his own thing going forward wanting to carve a team open with his own brilliance. Ten Hag teams play a system with established patterns of movement and passing to create openings but to do this everyone needs to be on the same page.

Finally I maybe being unfair on Bruno, maybe once EtH is here and he buys in maybe he will be different snd can perform the role. Maybe it's what he needs, I am not convinced but hope I am wrong about him.

Either way I hope not to see the whiny petulant child throwing his arms about Bruno we have seen for the last season especially. Given the new contract its clear that he is going to be around a while.

I am hopeful we bring in someone to be Captain who will stamp this nonsense out.


13.) 18 May 2022 08:14:06
Fernandes is a good player. He just needs to pick his passes and keep a bit more possession. This will come with good coaching. And ED he is easily better than any Arsenal player. Maybe if you had him you would have created one decent chance against Newcastle ?.

{Ed014's Note - wouldn’t touch that tool with a barge pole and maybe if he was actually any good you wouldn’t be wallowing down in 6th place. ?


14.) 18 May 2022 09:46:58
I would take Saka/ Odegaard over Bruno tbh, both have really pushed on this season and will get better when they have a decent striker to play with.

We all know Brunos failings when it comes to keeping the ball but the problem is he doesn't seem to be interested in improving those areas of his game. Its actually one of the reasons we delayed signing him because of concerns he gave the ball away too much. It looks like something that will plague him for the rest of his career.

Have never bought the argument that you have to accept his flaws because he takes risks, I don't see KDB or Ozil in his prime booting the ball from the halfway line and needlessly putting their team under pressure.


15.) 18 May 2022 11:11:58
I'm not the biggest fan of Bruno. He IS a good player, and we have often relied heavily on him, so I'm not ignoring what he's done for us or anything.

He isn't a playmaker though. He's a goalscorer who sometimes plays a nice pass in or around the box

However, our front line is loaded with goalscorers, we need someone in there creating the chances. If we had highly creative wingers, Bruno being more of a goalscorer than a creator would be fine, but our wide players are also more goalscorer than creator. Sancho is fairly creative but not enough to carry the creative burden alone.


16.) 18 May 2022 12:06:56
This the same Bruno who has better stats this season sat in 6th than any of the arsenal mids? Saka will no doubt be great but odegaard and esr aren't all that. But its alright 014 is the be all and end all of football opinion it seems. ?.


17.) 18 May 2022 13:02:29
Thorne,

Bruno has the most assists in the Champions League and also created the most chances in the league (from a stat I saw. Could be wrong, but near the top for sure) .

Not sure that’s the stats of someone who isn’t a playmaker.


18.) 18 May 2022 08:55:22
Ed I personally like Fernandes. He was superb when he came in and helped drag us up. He’s not had a great season, but still created a hell of a lot of chances, pitched in with a few goals (well down on that front) .

Main issue he’s had this season that I can see, is he is so emotional in his play. When things aren’t going well he tries to force everything. Almost as if he’s trying to carry the team, but in a lot of games that’s a hinderance. The best players do the simple things well and that’s what he needs to get back too.

I do wish he’d cut out the moaning and whining at refs etc, but that’s only really picked up on more when results aren’t good.


19.) 18 May 2022 11:28:56
Me thinks you doth protest too much Ed14. Your dislike / jealousy of Man Utd is palpable. Obviously you need a scapegoat. Hence Bruno. Not bad in the previous seasons was he? Sorry to see you “wallowing” a place above us.

{Ed014's Note - hilarious ???

Bruno isn’t in my team and genuinely couldn’t give a toss about him, he’s part of the reason you’re so shite.


20.) 18 May 2022 13:32:41
Chances created stats can be very misleading and are very prone to skew towards high volume crossers, it also tells you very little about the quality of chances created.

A trademark Man City back post tap in is a much better chance than a hoofed cross from 40 yards out.

Also its important to reiterate, keeping possession is so important in modern football, which Bruno doesn't do well enough especially because the overall quality of defenders is lower than it used to be in my opinion.

Why do Man City have the best defensive record in the league? Is it because Pep Guardiola is some sort of defensive mastermind, Are Cancelo, Laporte, Walker, Dias amazing defenders? Or is it because they keep over 70% possession which means the opposition have very few opportunities to get up the field let alone create clear cut chances.


21.) 18 May 2022 14:25:14
Like I said Ed you’re one place above us.

{Ed014's Note - thankfully you didn’t spend a billion quid to be one place below us otherwise that would be truly embarrassing. ?‍♂️

Great banter though, keep up the good work.


22.) 18 May 2022 15:09:38
How can that start be misleading though, he’s the chief creator in his team? KDB, TAA, Messi etc all give the ball away loads.

Not saying Bruno can’t improve his retention, off course he can. But he is the main creator in the team so will always give it away a lot.

{Ed014's Note - the simple question is, do you think he’s good enough to win titles with or should you have better.

If it’s in his makeup is to whinge and moan, it’s always there and he gives the ball away without any pressure.

He just doesn’t seem a real big game player and doesn’t appear first choice for Portugal.

I just think you’re selling yourselves short if he’s going to be your go to midfielder.

Ozil was once incredible but you can’t live off stats and at one time being incredible and he was far better than Fernandes.


23.) 18 May 2022 15:54:04
Those in glass houses ed ?.

{Ed014's Note - mate we’re shite, you’re marginally worse shite, some on here just can’t handle it ?‍♂️


24.) 18 May 2022 16:44:29
Interesting season ahead. Genuinely excited for the first time in ages to see if ETH can make us less rubbish.

{Ed014's Note - I think he’d definitely struggle to make you worse, he at least has an identifiable style and clearly an ability to implement it.

Ajax play some wonderful football, the stuff they played in the Champions League in 2018-19 was quality.


25.) 18 May 2022 18:15:03
Ed if I’m honest with you, I could see him winning things.

I personally don’t think Bruno is a major problem for the team. The main issue is how rubbish we are defensively. We lack direction in our play. A good coach (fingers crossed Ten Hag is that) and like others he will improve.

{Ed014's Note - plenty have players have arrived on these shores and shone initially to then disappear.

I’m just not sure about him and he’s just a bloody horrible bloke which doesn’t help his cause.

I think the excuses like Pogba needs worldies next to him to play better, Maguire needs a better partner to play better, AWB needs a better coach to play better, Shaw needs a run of games to play better, as did Martial and so it goes on.

If a player has genuine top notch quality, which is the inference with Fernandes, then he should still shine, not wither away because things aren’t going well.


26.) 18 May 2022 18:49:37
Bruno Fernandes is absolute gash. See the trophies Sporting won after he left even though he was supposed to be their best player. That pen against Arsenal sums him up, an arrogant little ? with no care about the club he plays for.

{Ed014's Note - don’t say that Red Whiskey will go nuts, I’ve already upset her!


27.) 18 May 2022 19:22:43
Ed Bruno dragged us into the champions league when he arrived and was probably our best player last season. A lot of top players have had a poor season.

Now he needs to be better next season, but I’m more than happy to not write him off when we haven’t had one consistent performer this season.

People have short memories imo, especially the United fans calling him rubbish etc.

{Ed014's Note - let’s hope it’s a one season blip then mate and he shines again under ETH.


28.) 18 May 2022 20:30:38
I hope so, he needs to improve like I say.


29.) 18 May 2022 20:30:38
I hope so, he needs to improve like I say.


 

 

13 May 2022 15:44:57
Hi Ed, are United interested/ made any approach for Victor Osimhen? Italian reports say they will look to offer Martial + money for a deal.

Chrism894

{Ed002's Note - Victor Osimhen (S) Napoli made it clear to Chelsea who enquired just before the last summer transfer window closed that even €100M would not buy the player. Chelsea and Manchester City maintain an interest but he would not be first choice for either. Real Madrid could look to him as an option to Haaland. Manchester United Bayern Munich, Arsenal and PSG have all sent scouts and all will be looking to add strikers next summer. Seen as a possible Harry Kane replacement by Antonio Conte. Newcastle interest will go nowhere. Milan has an interest and an influx of money coming - may prove to be an option. You can likely rule out clubs not in the Champions League. Lazio may well block any move this summer but already have a replacement in mind.}


1.) 13 May 2022 16:29:34
Thank you Ed. Has there been any other changes on alternate United striker targets such as Darwin Nunez, or the situation remains the same as prior updates?

{Ed002's Note - Nothing has changed as far as I know.}


2.) 13 May 2022 20:49:12
Thank you sir.


 

 

 

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04 Apr 2022 23:27:23
Lot of rumors of the dressing room being unhappy with Ralf. With a split over managerial appointments. Obviously tabloid talk but at the same time surely the instability has an affect on players? Even some said so directly in interviews. Club need the future at least resolved for the players within a couple weeks.

Chrism894

1.) 05 Apr 2022 02:58:20
I would suggest those players who are unhappy then need to leave in the summer, I would be more than happy if 8-9 of that first 11 found pastures new. What happens if they don't like the manager next year, will they spend another season sulking and trundling around the pitch.

Regardless of who is the manager the players need to give 100% each game and we have seen precious little of that this season, that is why my preference is for EtH rather than Poch.

Poch I suspect would keep most of the squad and we would continue to drift, whereas EtH I get the feeling would speak to RR (who knows exactly who to get rid of) he would ditch the shirkers and bring in players who are willing to run into the ground for the club.

The question for me is which way do the board want to go, I reckon they will go with the evolution approach of Poch, rather than the revolution approach of EtH.


2.) 05 Apr 2022 08:56:26
We're sympathetic towards him because he has only had half a season at the club. He inherited an Ole squad, which was ridiculously unbalanced and is lacking in key areas.

Most of us wrote the season off once it started.


3.) 05 Apr 2022 06:30:32
I literally despise this squad at moment, constant leaks, I’ve never known a group of players with such a high opinion of themselves when in reality their arguably producing some of the worst performances from a United side in 20 years!
Id sell ddg, Dalot awb Shaw telles Jones Bailey Maguire pogba Donny Lingard Cavani Ronaldo rashford matic mata martial …

If I’ve forget anyone I’m sorry!
I’ll give varane and sancho the benefit of the doubt for now but I must admit I watch sancho and think did we really spend nearly 80 million on him! Physically pathetic, scared to beat a man, has adopted the United way of passing backwards all the time and my biggest annoyance with him he seems to of adopted the same swagger rashford has where he thinks he’s a lot better than he is when in reality as Gareth Southgate has shown he is in danger of becoming a nobody!


4.) 05 Apr 2022 07:17:30
You lot on here are…..deleted drivel

{Ed014's Note - so nice to see you back again! ?‍♂️


5.) 05 Apr 2022 09:11:05
We had an interim in place in Carrick who couldn’t have had us playing worse than Rangnick. We didn’t really need a supposed tactical genius to work out who to keep and who to sell. They all need replacing.


6.) 05 Apr 2022 10:19:53
So many issues causing current decline, such as:

Unbalanced squad result of no long term planning, commercial names over footballing choices and reacting to each managers style of play - whereas should have pverall style which should t change with a new manager.

Perceived lack of coaching under Ole deteriorated even more when They left and replaced by RR and his coach, who the players don’t rate and want more input and instruction. Players naturally want a clear instruction, so that confusion appearing in the pitch

Players unhappy about not being picked or running down cobtracts

Lack of striking options

Lack of confidence

Plus more…

Just want season to end now, get manager in with some young motivated players and start the long rebuilding process.


7.) 05 Apr 2022 11:49:43
Hopefully those players who are ‘underwhelmed’ by the prospect of ETH taking over will be on their way soon. The arrogance of some of our players is breathtaking, as if they deserve to have a say on who should be our next manager. Their attitude is appalling and the ability and character of many players belongs somewhere else.


8.) 05 Apr 2022 18:34:00
Hague another maze reincarnation?

{Ed014's Note - not sure who keeps reincarnating them but he’s persistent! ?‍♂️?


 

 

10 Mar 2022 00:17:13
So ten Hag to get the job then?

Chrism894

1.) 10 Mar 2022 01:25:54
Honestly don't know if Ten Haag is up to the job. All I can judge him on is the way his teams play and to my mind its the true Utd way in that they try to play fast attractive football. He also gives youth a chance and doesn't rely on a big budget.

That said managing Utd is a really different beast to managing all but a very very few elite teams.


2.) 10 Mar 2022 02:57:22
What’s amusing to me is both Poch and Ten Hag are in some ways unproven. Poch can handle a job this size. Given time and actually some decision making he’d probably get PSG winning CL, but is CL really the marker of success? Pep hasn’t won’t CL at city.

For his time at Spurs Poch was great in my opinion.

{Ed014's Note - what’s amusing me is that you say Poch can handle a job this size when you have no idea if he could.

The pressure on each new manager that walks through the door increases 10 fold because you’ve been so abject.

Managing PSG is a nothing job in a one team league with money to burn and he’s instilled nothing in that side, literally nothing.

And is the champions league a marker, are you trying to kid me or yourself.

Your post smacks of how the mighty have fallen, yeah 4th place is ok, yeah we don’t need to win the UCL and yeah let’s get a manager whose a serial loser when it matters most!?‍♂️


3.) 10 Mar 2022 07:42:56
Are you sure he’s not a gooner Ed014.

{Ed014's Note - who knows but you have taken over that mantra from us ?‍♂️

You know the we need 4th to attract players, we’re only 2 players away from challenging, if only we hadn’t dropped points against so and so, we can really see a style developing, who needs Europe anyway, you know, all those things you do now! ?


4.) 10 Mar 2022 13:56:55
Seems weird to call him a serial loser. PSG means nothing to me. Emery failed. Tuchel failed. Poch failed.

Tuchel had a performance much like last nights against us with Ole and some 16 year olds.

People have been asking for Potter it’s not like he’s won trophies. If you ask Spurs fans they’d consider Poch a success I think. It’s Spurs, he got them winning more than anyone else. And by handling a big job I’d just mean can face the media, deal with the structure etc.


5.) 10 Mar 2022 16:41:54
I think any team can win a final on the day. of course Poch was blitzed off the park and arguably Ole failed to adapt to a few changes in extra time when the opposition mixed it up. But for me it's much more about what is going on in the background, the signings the manager sanctions and how the squad gels, that is a mark of the manager early on.
Of course, he needs to win something before long, but my point is (particularly at Utd) there is so much to do and improve before that comes.


 

 

09 Mar 2022 14:05:57
Luke Shaw open to signing a new deal, one position we don’t need to replace?

Chrism894

1.) 09 Mar 2022 14:17:11
Probably wants to sign his monster contract before the new manager comes and ships him out!


2.) 09 Mar 2022 14:31:05
I don't think we should be giving out new contracts to any players before the new manager joins and can give his input.

We gave Jones a new deal before Ole was given the job full time and he's played maybe 200 minutes in three years of that contract.

All contract talks should be on hold until the new manager says whether that player has a future under him at the club. That's just common sense.

{Ed002's Note - Contracts are nothing to do with the manager. The manager has an input to player sales and recruitment but it is largely in the hands of others.}


3.) 09 Mar 2022 14:38:34
I'd sell him. He is a poor lb. H email good going forward, but defensively clueless.


4.) 09 Mar 2022 14:51:10
Ed002, I'm not suggesting the manager should have anything to do with the contracts themselves.

However, it's a clear mistake for the club to give a long term contract to a player the manager doesn't feel will be of much use.

As a club we struggle to sell players because they are often on large long term contracts.

If a players contract runs until June 2023 then we have time to hire the new manager and for them to say to the club whether a particular player will have a long term role in his team or not.

No point giving out contracts to players the next manager will only play a few times a season.

{Ed002's Note - That is not really how it works Shappy.}


5.) 09 Mar 2022 14:55:18
Liverpool get by with one of the worst defensive fullbacks in TAA because he’s great offensively and they actually have a good set up. I don’t think I’d be so quick to been good attacking fullbacks who are up to the physicality of the PL.


6.) 09 Mar 2022 15:03:21
Yes Shaw and Telles will have to stay mainly because there are so many areas of higher priority than left back for the club to deal with.

Also if Pochettino were to come in, I assume they would work well together given their previous time together at Southampton.

The club would be better off focusing on improving areas where all hope is lost in terms of the current personnel like central midfield (MCFRED), right back (AWB), our captain centre back (Fridge) and up top.


7.) 09 Mar 2022 18:55:33
1 good season in about 8 or 9 years he shpuld have been gone years ago when jose wanted rid.


 

 

11 Feb 2022 23:43:32
English media today running with the need for a top striker prioritized by the club. Isak, Kane, Haaland, Lautaro, and Schick mentioned. I’m not sure any of those are possible or correct for us. I think like Ed said just the other day on here, likely to change a lot based on manager. I’d bet we sign none of them.

Chrism894

1.) 12 Feb 2022 01:33:27
Victor Osimhen is playing at a really high level this season and seems to have a good all round game physically and technically.

That said if Poch does come in then can see us making a big push for kane who would be an ideal fit with Rashford, Bruno and Sancho.


2.) 12 Feb 2022 07:28:52
I don't rate Kane. He is nearly 29 and would only be a short term solution. I'd focus on someone younger. I'm yet to be convinced by Kane against top teams.

{Ed014's Note - the fact he’s a cheating diving prick doesn’t help his cause, watched him a few times this season and he looks like Anthony Martial 0.2 as disinterested lazy waster, although I’m sure the waster I’m thinking of has an N and a K in it.


3.) 12 Feb 2022 08:03:50
Kane has turned into one of the biggest whingers and moaners on the pitch. Always pleading with the ref and berating officials.
He should fit in well at United.


4.) 12 Feb 2022 08:20:23
Rangnick said we need to get a younger striker in, so won’t be Kane.


5.) 12 Feb 2022 09:28:03
Lucky enough it won’t be Ralfs choice whatsoever.


6.) 12 Feb 2022 09:37:44
Nkunku is making a good name for himself at Leipzig. Scored a great free kick yesterday. Can see United looking at him. 24 years old, athletic and can score most importantly.


7.) 12 Feb 2022 10:01:24
ED014,

I've always thought he was overhyped. Yes, he scores goals in the EPL, but he can't do it against the top teams. I thought he was abysmal in the Euros.

I can't see many clubs paying a huge fee for him, given that he turns 29 in the summer. There again, Utd are stupid enough to do just that.


8.) 12 Feb 2022 11:38:09
I'd avoid Kane like the plague, he struggles with injuries, and at 29 and what would be on mega wages I think we will just be stuck with an expensive crock.

Like Ralf has said we need a top class YOUNG forward to build around for the next 4-5 years.


9.) 12 Feb 2022 11:38:19
I'd avoid Kane like the plague, he struggles with injuries, and at 29 and what would be on mega wages I think we will just be stuck with an expensive crock.

Like Ralf has said we need a top class YOUNG forward to build around for the next 4-5 years.


10.) 12 Feb 2022 12:07:05
Kane is still too young for us. We’ll try and sign him when he’s 37.


11.) 12 Feb 2022 12:42:42
Unsurprisingly a small comment by RR that the club will need a new striker and the press have a field day, assuming Ronaldo is on his way out. I wouldn't actually be too surprised if CR7 did leave after only a season if Utd don't make CL - who knows what is written in contracts if he wants to end on a high. But more importantly factor in the exits of Martial (hopefully permanent) and Cavani, to a lesser extent the likely exits of Lingard and VDB, then of course the Greenwood issue, and of course Utd will need to bring someone in.

I agree the Kane ship has sailed - that should have been this year if it was going to happen. Bit surprised favour in him seems to have dropped to the extent of him not being rated by many. I'm pretty sure practically any manager would take him in terms of quality. Agreed however there are longevity / injury concerns, and as we need 3-4 players capable of starting can't be forking out £150m or whatever it would take. I'd prefer a lower-key signing personally like Adeyemi. Look at what Jota is doing for Liverpool, plenty of eyebrows were raised with that one but he fits them like a glove which is more important.


 

 

09 Feb 2022 22:48:53
Full on brief from the club about Pochettino today. Every outlet in England at the same time. Looks like he’s the man.

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1.) 09 Feb 2022 23:27:00
Apparently the players want poch but RR and others are fans of ten Haag! personally I’d go for ten Haag and have a clear out, the younger players will be good for him and vice versa. I clearly know that won’t happen but I can dream…. we need to strip it all back and start again with a clear structure and plan at all levels from the youth setup to first team.


2.) 10 Feb 2022 00:56:45
I’m not sure Ten Hag is that guy tbh. He’s at Ajax where Overmars and VdS have done all the heavy lifting. I think he’s a pep type coach I’d plug into a finished article.


3.) 10 Feb 2022 06:09:55
These Pep type coaches are so useless aren't they, who'd want to aspire to that type of success and calibre?


4.) 10 Feb 2022 06:55:09
Not really my point. More of Pep requires a fairly perfect team and near unlimited investment, competence we don’t have. And not the situation our team is in.


5.) 10 Feb 2022 07:45:11
If it was me, I'd give rangnick another season.
He's just started his coaching and there are things which have improved and players that have been moved on temporarily.
Give him one more year, and let him be the guy who let's players go and make us a more disciplined team before some new managers comes in and moves this forward.
If we miss out on champions league, I'd be happy to move on ronaldo if he wants to move, Cavani personally I wouldn't mind another season of him here if he's open to the idea.


6.) 10 Feb 2022 08:38:25
I see you're point C894, Pep looks at the infrastructure at a club to see if it matches his ideology and vision. Something which is a bit of a mystery at United at the moment. He, or someone with that mindset, would definitely improve us though. But it's a team game off the pitch as well. One person alone won't fix United. It starts at the top.

I can see Ten Haag and Rangnick working well at United, though it's not without risk. But something needs to fundamentally change at United and I just don't see Poch being able to deliver that. I don't really understand his appeal in all honesty. He looks a forlorn, isolated figure at PSG. Just don't think he's the right guy for the job.


7.) 10 Feb 2022 08:38:55
If the players want Poch, then it's Ten Hag for me ?.


8.) 10 Feb 2022 08:54:44
I could'nt care lesss what the players want at this stage to be honest, they probably want whatever's going to be the softest touch for them .

I'd agree with Ronan, give Ralf another year to instill some discipline and make changes that are needed and leave things in a better place for a new manager.


9.) 10 Feb 2022 10:12:00
Pochettino isn’t a soft touch - Google his methods!

{Ed001's Note - he is a soft touch. I don't care what his methods are, he does not enforce discipline.}


10.) 10 Feb 2022 10:31:53
Rangnick for another season for me. Then Ten Hag and VDS the season after although I suspect Ten Hag will end up at Manchester City.


11.) 10 Feb 2022 11:21:34
I'd rather RR on a permanent than Poch.

It's just my "gut feeling" but it is very strong.


12.) 10 Feb 2022 12:13:42
Chrism, your views on Pep and Ten Hag are ridiculous. Pep came in and many on here ridiculed him. Yet, he bought very shrewdly, organised the team superbly and now, they are the best team in the land by a country mile. Your analysis that overmars and vds do all the work for Ten Hag is pure fantasy and pathetic. Ten Hag has built three Ajax teams so far, all capable of playing very competitive football and also in Europe.
I think Poch will be a huge mistake. He's achieved very little, struggling to control the stars at PSG. His teams do not defend well.
I'm with Noucamp, if our lazy and overrated players are pushing for poch, then I'll definitely go for Ten Hag ?. They are scared of hard work and discipline, and that's exactly what Ten Hag will be demanding.
Let's hope the club listen to RR, otherwise, we'll be posting the same things for the next 10 years.

{Ed001's Note - did Pep buy shrewdly? Or did he just keep buying and buying expensively until he eventually got the right players? I would say it was the latter judging by the amount of full-backs he has signed alone, and he has still yet to sign one decent left-back.}


13.) 10 Feb 2022 12:53:35
Ten Hag is the more talented coach without a shadow of a doubt.

But can he manage a club like Manchester United.

There are so many additional responsibilities he would have to step up and prove he can handle, none of which he has any experience with due to the set up at Ajax. Which makes him a huge gamble UNLESS the club dramatically alters the club structure to suit EtH.

If we bring him in WITHOUT making those structural changes then he'll fail. It's as simple as that.

We have learned from Ole that this isn't the kind of role when you can learn on the job.

Ten Hag is a excellent head coach, he has never held the role of manager in the guise that it is at United.

Half the stuff he would be expected to do Overmars used to handle. Giving EtH the time and space to focus on coaching players.

Without that time and space, with all those distractions that he isn't used to, would make the step up from Ajax to Manchester United massive.

Which doesn't even take into account the massive job of turning this squad around. The sheer amount of coaching these players need.


14.) 10 Feb 2022 14:06:55
One thing pep did not do was buy shrewdly.

I don't know enough about Ten Hag to say that he is a better coach than Poch.

But if players are briefing that they want Poch, then I would prefer Ten Hag on that alone ? Poch is a soft touch in fairness to him and we do not need that at United.


15.) 10 Feb 2022 20:42:48
Shappy you should look at ten haags previous job where he took a smaller club and turned them round, that was without overmars.


 

 

 

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24 May 2022 13:36:09
Says who? Where’s the reports on timber being close? Ed have United made an approach to Ajax?

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24 May 2022 00:16:07
Is there any substance in these Timber rumors? I don’t think Ed has even mentioned us honestly and I haven’t seen a single report in England of substance.

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Okay thank you.

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Thanks ed.

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10 Mar 2022 13:56:55
Seems weird to call him a serial loser. PSG means nothing to me. Emery failed. Tuchel failed. Poch failed.

Tuchel had a performance much like last nights against us with Ole and some 16 year olds.

People have been asking for Potter it’s not like he’s won trophies. If you ask Spurs fans they’d consider Poch a success I think. It’s Spurs, he got them winning more than anyone else. And by handling a big job I’d just mean can face the media, deal with the structure etc.

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10 Mar 2022 02:57:22
What’s amusing to me is both Poch and Ten Hag are in some ways unproven. Poch can handle a job this size. Given time and actually some decision making he’d probably get PSG winning CL, but is CL really the marker of success? Pep hasn’t won’t CL at city.

For his time at Spurs Poch was great in my opinion.

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{Ed014's Note - what’s amusing me is that you say Poch can handle a job this size when you have no idea if he could.

The pressure on each new manager that walks through the door increases 10 fold because you’ve been so abject.

Managing PSG is a nothing job in a one team league with money to burn and he’s instilled nothing in that side, literally nothing.

And is the champions league a marker, are you trying to kid me or yourself.

Your post smacks of how the mighty have fallen, yeah 4th place is ok, yeah we don’t need to win the UCL and yeah let’s get a manager whose a serial loser when it matters most!?‍♂️


 

 

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09 Mar 2022 14:55:18
Liverpool get by with one of the worst defensive fullbacks in TAA because he’s great offensively and they actually have a good set up. I don’t think I’d be so quick to been good attacking fullbacks who are up to the physicality of the PL.

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Not really my point. More of Pep requires a fairly perfect team and near unlimited investment, competence we don’t have. And not the situation our team is in.

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10 Feb 2022 00:56:45
I’m not sure Ten Hag is that guy tbh. He’s at Ajax where Overmars and VdS have done all the heavy lifting. I think he’s a pep type coach I’d plug into a finished article.

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