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08 Jun 2019 12:13:05
A few reports coming out now that united are getting frustrated and are surprised by the fees involved in signing british young players.

Have they been living under a rock for the past 6 or 16 years?

I completely understand that they have certain valuations for players and if they are quoted over that then they should back away in most circumstances and move on to other targets.

But prices for young british homegrown players have always been at a premium whether its rio ferdiand, andy carroll or kyle walker and i would be baffled if this was surprising them.


1.) 08 Jun 2019 13:07:43
There’s no doubt a Manchester United tax is added to the value of any player we approach.

Daniel James being the perfect example. We are paying twice the fee Leeds were quoted only four months ago.

2.) 09 Jun 2019 02:52:55
Rooney Rio Andy Carroll sterling Walker

The list goes on homegrown cost a hell of a lot more.

3.) 09 Jun 2019 08:28:29
Except Rooney and Rio were worth every penny for our club!

4.) 09 Jun 2019 09:38:35
Very true Eric. As is Sterling for City.

Imagine what Scholes would be worth today 🤔.

5.) 09 Jun 2019 12:36:56
AT Wazza finally someone who really rates Scholes as high as me, if we had a player like Scholes in our current squad our defense wouldn't be as exposed as it has been the past years, he is what i would call MAESTRO. one of those players that don't get recognize in England but are truly hard to find.

6.) 09 Jun 2019 15:22:58
Remanutd he’s exactly the type of player we need. You see Rashford making so many runs but the ball moves sideways.

I remember a game we were losing, playing badly and Scholes was brought on. It was the end of his career. But he collected the ball four times and each time he passed the ball forward. He was so aggressive with his passing, fast and direct.



01 Apr 2019 13:13:09
So duncan castles reporting that herrera is off to psg.

Does anyone agree to the clubs stance not to fold to his wage demands?

Who does that leave as our second best midfielder at the club? Michael carrick?


1.) 01 Apr 2019 13:37:08
I agree with this stance but the club also need to stop giving into demands of someone like Sanchez who's on double what Herrera wants.

2.) 01 Apr 2019 14:11:32
Is that his wages freed up to pay DDG what he wants?

3.) 01 Apr 2019 14:33:48
I agree. We need to commit 30m plus for a squad player approaching 30. Nah. Rock on free up the wages for a better player.

4.) 01 Apr 2019 15:03:43
Ken why let herrera go the likely scenario would be we would have to spend minimum of 50m to replace him with inflated fees. Plus wages on top there's plenty on more than him that should be shown the door before him. can't fathom how jones got a new deal and herrera didnt.

5.) 01 Apr 2019 15:12:01
why are we giving the likes of Jones and young new contracts but herrera letting go.

ddg still has another season but still its a joke. you keep your best players.

other than arsenal who have also a reputation to losing players this doesn't happen anywhere else.

6.) 01 Apr 2019 15:32:14
We aren't 'letting him go', this great player who everyone loves and loves the club is holding us to ransom over his wages, he isn't half as good as he thinks he is and could easily be replaced. Thanks for the good times Ander, but you are never going to be in a premier league winning first team.

7.) 01 Apr 2019 16:07:54
so is DDG holding us to ransom?

8.) 01 Apr 2019 16:10:47
I'm in two minds. Its a lot of money for a 30 year old that could be better spent. But then its another signing we'll need to make to replace him which maybe lessons what we can commit on other signings.

9.) 01 Apr 2019 16:29:40
Reports saying Utd won't offer more than £170k pw. Probably £50k too much being offered already for me.

10.) 01 Apr 2019 16:51:19
I agree with the club on this one. 170k a week sounds more than reasonable. If ander wants more that's his perogative.

11.) 01 Apr 2019 17:56:24

Yes, but he’s our best player and we would struggle to replace him with someone of the same quality so he will probably get what he wants, I don’t think anyone is under any illusion that De Gea hasn’t already tried to leave once, he’s just bloody good so we let him off.

12.) 01 Apr 2019 20:23:13
Why would PSG want him Rabiot cannot make there side he’s about 2 levels above Herrera,

13.) 01 Apr 2019 20:31:26
They maybe see something you don't?

14.) 02 Apr 2019 04:32:02
So just out of curiosity, who would you guys replace Herrera with who is an improvement and who also will cost less than 200k a week in wages?

15.) 02 Apr 2019 05:51:26
Personally I would break the bank for Saul Niguez.
He can take the midfield as well as the whole team to next level.
He can pick intricate forward passes like Pogba. Does excellent work off the ball.
And he is just 24. Well worth the investment.

{Ed001's Note - and he can cover almost every position on the pitch as well. I do not understand why no one has already broken the bank for him. It is not like he has just emerged, I can remember suggesting him as one of the players I would want Liverpool to sign when he was 17. So he has been about and looking top class for a long time.}

16.) 02 Apr 2019 06:36:31
Agree Ed. Not many consistent top quality midfielders around.
There are rumours linking him to City which is a real worry.

17.) 02 Apr 2019 13:34:18
Herrera is one of our better players, and there is no chance we will get a replacement of the same standard on less than 200k wages plus a hefty transfer fee. We can't afford to not give him the contract he wants, as doing so will cost us more than giving it to him.

18.) 02 Apr 2019 13:42:40
There is no point in giving 200k wage for a 29 year old who can pass only side ways. He may not even be a regular in the coming seasons.
And then we have problems with salary cap out.
So overall, it is a huge risk.
If we continue this, Next Smalling will ask for 200k a week contract.

19.) 02 Apr 2019 23:31:43
Who know. people who worry for extra expenses needed to replace him, need to think may be if Rabiot coming our way in free. in our wage budget? None of us know. But if Ole is taking this decision, then he must have calculated this. Now we can expect 2 new CM to come in.

20.) 02 Apr 2019 23:40:58
Completely agreed ed1. The worst decision Ed wayward has made in my view is cancelling the transfer plans in the winter window before LVGs sacking. We were meant to have a meeting with Atleti with regards to Saul. For me Saul is the best all round CM in the world. If not for Kante, Saul would be the best midfielder IMO.



20 Jan 2019 16:47:59
According to report, we have triggered the year option in darmians contract, he will go to juventus on a lon with an option to buy.

I assume that valencia has enough fitness to see this season out then leave on a free in the summer.

Young will probably get an extension leaving dalot shaw young and fosu mensah as our full back options next season unless we bring someone in.


1.) 20 Jan 2019 18:02:33
Tfm will not be in our squad next season as a full back option. If ww don't bring a full back in i expect the 4 would be mitchell shaw young and dalot.
Interesting that he cose to play dalot on the left yesterday when shaw fell ill instead of young.
It shows that both young and shaw can play either side adequately.

2.) 20 Jan 2019 21:59:14
Not good enough options in my opinion. Shaw is playing better, I'm happy with him as my first choice atm, with young and depot as cover. We need a top class rb because we have nothing down the right. I like depot but not sure if he's ready to be first choice just yet. We could do with someone who's about 29-30 in their prime for a couple of years till dalot is ready. That and a top centre back and we'd have a good foundation to build from.

3.) 21 Jan 2019 06:06:29
Shaw and young for LB. Dalot and a top right back at peak for RB.

4.) 21 Jan 2019 06:26:16
Wan Bissaka.

5.) 21 Jan 2019 11:38:07
I would like to see us go for Milenkovic to play at RB with Dalot as cover. He's young but can also play central. I would also love us to see if Mbappe can be prised away from PSG given their financial woes. Imagine a front three of Rashford, Martial and Mbappe!

6.) 21 Jan 2019 12:29:49
I woyld rather we brought in a RB and a LB. Mitchell is not good enough - offer money for Kieran Tierney and that's LB sorted, he has the potential to be the best LB in UK. At RB we need someone who is ready to go, Perreira would be my choice but I am sure there are plenty options.



16 Oct 2018 21:50:00
Reports that shaw could be putting pen to paper on a 5 year deal soon.

Are 8/ 9 games enough to earn that contract?

Or is just to keep his value high. Admittedly i am pleased he has started the season well when at times its looked his career at united could have over but am still not convinced he's the long term answer at the position.


1.) 17 Oct 2018 10:33:42
hes still very young and has been one of the positives this season

i would be happy with him signing a new 5 year deal.

2.) 17 Oct 2018 10:37:46
He's spent a good chunk of his time at the club injured or stuck in the reserves, so I think it's fair to give him a new contract after his recent spell of form. If in 3 years from now there is still no real improvement he will most likely be gone.

3.) 17 Oct 2018 12:10:02
He had a shakey first season when it could be said he was adapting to being at a club our size. He then went away and trained hard over the summer and at the start of his second season he was our best player until he got injured. He then struggled for a couple of years to fully over come the injury and deal with the change in management. He has up until now probably been our best player this season.

So I think it's clear the potential is still there and he can realise that here with us. Why let him leave, especially on the cheap. He is an England international and we need to keep good quality homegrown players especially when they can perform to level where they are regularly our best player.

We'd be stupid not to give him long term contract.

4.) 17 Oct 2018 13:58:59
The issue for me is, why have we let the contracs of so many players run down.

5.) 17 Oct 2018 14:11:52
Going to be a very good player.

6.) 17 Oct 2018 14:50:48
He's one of the ones we should be looking to extend along with Mata, Herrera and de Gea. The rest can go for free or buttons.

7.) 18 Oct 2018 18:35:38
Had a great season so far. He deserves a new contract imo. He has been doing and saying the right things all season. One of the few who is actully full of praise for the manager in fact. There has been a full turn around in his form and his confudence and he looks fit and raring to go. If he keeps his form and fitness it will be a big plus for the team.



11 Aug 2018 12:26:57
Manchester United academy graduates played a total of 253 minutes last night, that’s 200 minutes more than Manchester City graduates played all of last season, but Mourinho doesn’t play youth apparently.


1.) 11 Aug 2018 12:57:55
I hate city as much as any united fan but now it's just getting ridiculous. Pogba, Rashford come under our academy graduates. City has just started developing youth which they think should be capable of playing at the highest level. There are a couple who are very good and even played for them last season and didn't look out of place due to their style of play. They just bought a club in Spain where these players will play against the best and come back to be in the first team. Jose playing these guys yesterday was out of necessity.

2.) 11 Aug 2018 13:14:33
Nothing stopping guardiola signing micah richards and michael johnson back and playing them. I wouldn't have a problem with it lol.

Jose can't win can he, he plays youthful academy players but it not quite the correct variation of mystical magical youth player people want. Then he sticks to type and he's use accused of wanting to fill the team with experienced players over 30 and has no long term vision.

3.) 11 Aug 2018 14:48:04
OK with your powerful reply and the mention of Micah Richards you have managed to change my mind. Now I agree that Jose is a very youth oriented manager. I think we should adopt this style of play throughout our youth system so that there is a more seamless entry for our academy graduates into the first team. Can't wait to see chong playing at left back.

4.) 11 Aug 2018 16:20:25
Anyone really see city playing youth much this season?

5.) 12 Aug 2018 01:35:26
I think Foden might get a few games. I actually hipe he does as he is a special talent.

6.) 12 Aug 2018 05:24:35
Can't see Foden getting games.

7.) 12 Aug 2018 08:28:24
Foden might get a run of FA/ League Cup games. He looks a good player.

8.) 12 Aug 2018 11:05:55
He'll probably be at palace or Newcastle on 18 months.




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17 Jun 2019
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1.) 17 Jun 2019 14:40:28
Nobody is disputing that the lad has immense talent. When he is in the mood he is suberb, but that is not nearly consistent enough. Plus he comes with baggage and he doesn't want to play for us.

As well there seems to be a clique with him at the helm being quite poisonous to the team. The superstar player his PR team have concocted isn't the true representation of him. The money we would receive for him could go a long way if we invested wisely.

I was more upset when we initially lost him to Juventus the first time around then I will be when he leaves this summer.

2.) 17 Jun 2019 14:50:19
When Nani was in the mood he was also superb.

3.) 17 Jun 2019 15:32:46
Unpopular opinion: Christian Eriksen would have out-performed Pogba had he been in our side.

Take away the penalties and the goals dry up.
He takes people on and then turns around to do it again, then loses the ball.
Do we have stats on passes straight to an opposition player?

He could be a great, but he's not interested. If PP had Cristiano's work ethic he would be truly phenomenal and we'd have the best CM in the world.

I think most people's problem, at least mine is, is his attitude, behaviour and inconsistency.

4.) 17 Jun 2019 16:49:28
Its the way he says "I've had my greatest season ever" when the teams just finished where it has. Sure lots of mitigating factors but if he'd spent less time disrupting things and agitating maybe he'd have been even better.



17 Jun 2019 12:59:12
So the club are feeding to the media that they are ending their supposed strategy of bring superstars into the club.

Fellaini, mata, blind, rojo, di maria, falcao, shaw, herrera, schneiderin, bastian, darmian, depay, martial, zlatan, pogba, micky, bailly, lindelof, lukaku, matic, sanchez, fred, dalot and lee grant.

Apart from di maria, zlatan, falcao, pogba and lee grant, can any of the above be considered ‘superstars’?

Seems to me more of a briefing that the club are struggling to attract any form of top tier talent.


1.) 17 Jun 2019 13:51:09
I would say Mata, Di Maria, Falcao, Bastian, Zlatan, Pogba, Lukaku and a stretch Matic all could be classed as 'super stars'

Basically players who are at the 'top of their game'.

Oh and Lee Grant.

2.) 17 Jun 2019 13:59:48
I think the main reason is that the wage bill is spiralling out of control, and bringing in superstars has had a detrimental effect with a number of current players looking for big wage bumps.

The strategy may tie into Ole’s preference for young players with potential to improve, but it is borne of the more pragmatic need to address the wage issue.

3.) 17 Jun 2019 15:29:23
Danny i think the main reason the wage bill is spiralling out of control is the club have given a lot of average players big wages as opposed to splashing out on ‘superstars’.

Hence why we are in position where we are struggling severely to get rid of smalling, jones, darmian and rojo.

We supposedly have the second highest wage bill in world football but we probably only have two players who are of such status.

4.) 17 Jun 2019 16:52:41
Well as an average player sat in that dressing room an I see the likes of bastien an zlatan etc sat there on massive wages in going to think yeah if these mugs are paying these has beens that then I'm going to try for the same. And then they pay up. So "superstars" haven't helped.

5.) 17 Jun 2019 19:50:13
The question is why would a genuine superstar come here over the last few seasons?

For the exciting football we play?
The supportive dressing room atmosphere?
Tropical Manchester weather?
To work with our world class coaching team?
To compete for the biggest trophies?

That’s why all the ‘big name’ players we have brought in since Fergie retired have been too old, or completely not arsed. If all you have to offer players is money, then the superstars you get are ones that are just interested in picking up a big wage. That’s why we have the highest wage bill in the league, but are still miles off competing for the title.



01 Jun 2019 15:39:22
Rumours in belgium that we are looking to complete a deal for meunier.

Would people be happy with his signing at right back?

27 years of age, good going forward, poor defensively as most full backs are, could help a lot if ole wants to play 3 at the back on occasions with wing backs.


1.) 01 Jun 2019 15:56:52
I like him as a rb option due to his experience and ability.
The price seems reasonable. He has a good physique and seems to have a good engine.
Im not so sure ole will play 3 at the back too often and shaw is not at his best as a wb imo.

2.) 01 Jun 2019 17:46:02
He’s of the right age and experience, attainable, and arguably at the peak age for a full back so we should get his best years. He seems like a good option.

3.) 02 Jun 2019 05:50:53
The deal looks a good one to allow Dalot more time to develop rather than rushing him in under pressure. And solves the immediate RB issue for a reasonable price clearing funds for CB CM RW.
Not British, so what does that mean for the remaining 4 positions?
James, Fernandes, CB, CM.?

4.) 02 Jun 2019 07:05:52
He would probably just shade it as my first choice for RB this summer. So yeah I would be pretty happy.

He is the right age to allow Dalot to develop.
He is the right level of quality, and can offer great attacking threat down the right hand side.
Plus he is a United fan, and has been to Old Trafford on numerous occasions to watch us. Once even getting fined after his travel arrangements getting back to Paris were delayed and he missed a game for PSG.

5.) 02 Jun 2019 13:05:33
He must have fallen asleep at the game shappy.

6.) 02 Jun 2019 13:33:21
It’s a wonder everyone else’s snoring didn’t wake him 😂.



21 May 2019 19:44:33
Times reporting that ashley young is going to be our next club captain.

I think after our last 30+ ex winger come converted full back was such a resounding success, this is a shrewd move by the club.

Also smalling a contender to be vice captain, refreshing to see ole being so ruthless this summer with our underperforming players.


1.) 21 May 2019 20:20:10
I hope this isn't true. He shouldn't be a starter and it's pretty pointless having a squad player as the captain.

2.) 21 May 2019 21:08:10
Ashley Young has been a glaring weak spot in our squad for 8 years. As a winger he could not reliably beat a man and his crossing is poor. He is not a defender and gets found at at Premiership level often. Jose liked him because he followed instructions and often looks like he is giving "100%" with a lot of huffing and puffing but for me he flatters to deceive.

3.) 21 May 2019 21:45:33
He is a long serving player and whilst not being good enough has never given less than 100% even playing out of position. Unfortunately I’d struggle to name a better option in the squad at this moment.

4.) 21 May 2019 23:06:58
I don't get this whole angle of being played out of position. He's been a full back for half his career at this stage. There's a clip from the last game of the season when we went 2 down. Lindelof is organising the players, trying to pick them up while Young is just standing in the corner doing nothing. Obviously this is only a snapshot but we really should be building something new with someone like Lindelof instead of Young.

5.) 22 May 2019 05:19:46
I'm 100% certain that Young would not be the first choice RB next season.
Even Ed has confirmed that RB is a priority for the club and Wan-Bissaka/ Meneiur are considered as the primary targets.

6.) 22 May 2019 07:00:16
Said this many times on here the Captaincy at football is not as important as cricket but you need a different type of leader on the pitch in football. A club man who is committed is not that manic you want to be successful. I don’t doubt Young’s commitment, just his quality. The players must respect the captains work, aim for his level yet Young can’t cross a ball and gives possession away. As to Pogba, where do we start. It shows the lack of thought in management and above if this is true. The captaincy needs to go to a leader not as a carrot to entice someone to stay or for loyal service. If we aren’t buying someone who could be a leader then we are in even bigger trouble. Desperation takes us in the direction of Young and Pogba.

Personally I would look at who comes in at Centre Back or Centre Midfield as someone who needs to be a leader. Then make Captaincy decisions.

7.) 22 May 2019 07:04:02
I remember when we signed Jones.
‘Future Utd and England captain, ’ they said.



18 May 2019 13:40:48
Rumours that rashford is deliberating over a new contract as he is concerned about the direction of the club.

Good on him i say, judging by the general mood of this forum and the mood of united fans in general, we all seem concerelned about where the club is going.

One of the few players i actually like in this united team, played through an injury against liverpool, played with a strapped shoulder against chelsea and one of the few who has improved year on year.

The club should be doing everything to keep him.


1.) 18 May 2019 13:52:50
Sorry but disagree totally. Think because he is manc born and bred he gets a free pass off many. I think he has gone backwards this season. i'm not going to slate the lad as he’s young and needs to develop but is he another who thinks he’ far better than he actually is. Time will tell but not convinced.

2.) 18 May 2019 13:54:56
But he's home grown, so he must be rubbish.

3.) 18 May 2019 14:02:41
Agree Blackpool Red. I think it's disgusting and as for any of the rest of the team, if they want to leave then don't let the door hit you on the way out. Otherwise, they should shut up and play like their lives depended on it.

4.) 18 May 2019 14:17:18
To be honest I'm sick of hearing this 'he gets a free pass because he's english/ manc/ local/ academy'rubbish. Search his name, or lingard or mctominay on this site. They've taken absolute pelters this season. So hardly getting a free ride.

Going on to these supposed comments. Its in a newspaper known for printing absolute cobblers 90% of the time. To steal a phrase from someone else when these same papers say we're signing so and so do you rush out an buy a shirt with their name on or reach for the salt.

Stop being so gullible for starters.

5.) 18 May 2019 14:17:43
Or Stevie, he must be the second coming because he is home grown.

6.) 18 May 2019 14:19:29
Agree with Blackpool red, if its true, its an example of a player thinking to much of himself. He has the potential to be a top striker, but after a season when he has been outscored by Lukaku and the strikers from most other teams like Mitrovic at lowly Fulham, he needs to improve his own game before worrying about Uniteds direction.

7.) 18 May 2019 14:36:43
UA, it's an English club with a history of bringing local lads through the academy. It's one of the things that sets our club apart from others, in good times or bad.

I wish the club had more players from Northern Ireland playing for it, but I appreciate that as an English club, there should be a core of English players there.

Otherwise, it may as well just be a franchise. Or Arsenal.

8.) 18 May 2019 14:37:38
Towards the end of the season the players played like they didn’t believe in what OGS was asking, Rashford included, it looked like he stopped putting everything in. However, no player should hold the club to ransom over the manager, no matter whether they are right or wrong. An example needs to be set and Rashford needs to be told he is available for transfer unless he accepts the managers decisions and signs a contract. Sell him next week if needed, no player is bigger than the club.

I share his concern, if indeed he has any, over the manager but it is the sort of problem that needs to be dealt with firmly. Pandering to the players saw the last manager leave and whilst I think OGS shouldn’t be there, it should not be seen as the players decision to make or to force the hand of the club.

9.) 18 May 2019 14:37:56
He is yet to outscore Joshua King and wants more money? Kick such players out of the club.

10.) 18 May 2019 14:47:08
All ridiculous posts. Just leave it be and see what OGS can do with this lot under a full ore-season and adding players he wants to this average squad.

11.) 18 May 2019 14:47:22
I'm with Mort on this one. The homegrown lads take ten times the amount of stick as our other signings do.

Rashford, Lingard, McTominay have taken peters all season. Yet Pogba, Martial, Lukaku, Matic etc get half the amount of abuse even though most of them are vastly more experienced on vastly higher salaries and should be the ones carrying the team.

Of our current squad no player has scored more winning goals in semi finals and finals than Jesse Lingard. That's not just for United, that is including national teams and previous clubs.

Yet he gets peters every week.

Our best performance this season was away to PSG. McTominay was key to that performance. He was also one of only a couple of players to come out of the Barcelona tie with any respect in tact. Yet many want him replaced in the first team. Many still think he was only promoted to the first team to have a dig at Pogba.

The homegrown lads suffer twice as much scrutiny as any of our signings. How anyone can blame them for what has happened this season ahead of supposed top level professionals such as Sanchez, Pogba and Matic is beyond me.

{Ed004's Note - I agree with a good bit if what youve said but cant agree with you having Pogba in your list of players that arent criticised... I honestly dont think ive seen a more criticised player in the premiership. Utd fans and the media have probably driven him out of the premiership.}

12.) 18 May 2019 15:01:16
Agree with DSG and Mort here.

Rashford has taken plenty of stick, and unfairly imo.

We’ve spent obscene amounts of money yet a local lad is expected to lead from the front and carry the team. Sanchez probably earns 7 x Rashford’s salary but doesn’t get half the abuse (though he does get some) .

I fear for these promising youngsters we have coming through, it won’t be long before the knives are out.

Rashford carries the team best he can. He’s young and has plenty of time to develop.

Surround him with better, experienced players and he will flourish. Barcelona seem to be sniffing around, but perhaps some on here know better.

13.) 18 May 2019 15:15:05
Yh i agree with ed004 pogba gets most stick in the premeir league now that raheem sterling is in everyones good books.

14.) 18 May 2019 15:25:55
Ed004, I'm not saying other players don't get criticism. They do, but for some reason our homegrown lads are held to a higher level of expectation.

Pogba has probably taken more criticism from outside of the club. Yet many United fans would rather get rid of Rashford, McTominay and Lingard long before they would show Pogba the door. That speaks volumes about the lack of support our academy lads get.

I wonder how long it will be before Greenwood, Gomes, Chong and Garner are getting abuse for not being the finished article or for not carrying the side as 21 year olds.

{Ed004's Note - I will support every player that puts the Urd jersey on but can you honestly tell me you think Rashford (current form), Lingard and McTominary are good enough for a side that aspires to be top of the premiership? Would any of them get into City or Liverpools teams? I really like Rashford and McTominay too but thats not going to cloud my opinion on their footballing abilities. Pogba is defended because hes probably our only potentially world class player who has just been voted into the team of the season by his fellow pros. I think its bs saying our homegrown players get more stick than others in that side, Young, Jones, Rojo, Darmian are constantly slated on here before a balls even kicked, theres internet parodies about smalling and jones and Lukaku, Sanchez etc are never out of the media for one reason or another. If anything Rashford being English has given him a get out of jail card for how poor he was final few months of the year}

15.) 18 May 2019 19:02:42
Ed4 my sentiments exactly I think our English home grown players have had criticism and rightly so but far less than pogba. I also agree they are not good enough for a team aspiring to be top of the league again, for me squad players at best.

{Ed004's Note - I like each of Rashford, Lingard and Mctominay but only one of them is potentially good enough to be a starter for us if we want to be competing with the best}

16.) 18 May 2019 19:54:35
"Our best performance this season was away to PSG". Ok Shappy after this line of yours i will stop taking your posts seriously. I always thought, even though we disagree on a lot of things, that you had football knowledge, which now i doubt.

Did you even watch that game? We didn't even play for 88 minutes in that game.

17.) 18 May 2019 20:39:17
i disagree. mctominay was actually very good. i don't like the negativity around him from many on here, he's a very talented footballer, he's united through and through, and i would make him captain.

{Ed004's Note - If McTominary is our captain next season then hopefully fans dont complain in their droves when we finish outside the top 4 again. I really like him, united through and through, but he is not good enough to be leading our midfield yet}

18.) 18 May 2019 21:29:38
Driven Pogba out of the league? He doesn't want to be here anyway and would probably use it as an excuse fir when he does get his way.

Rashford was clearly carrying an injury the last few games.

19.) 18 May 2019 23:16:03
All of the reply’s to the “rashford quotes” nobody responds to morts post that it’s all bs from the worst paper in England! His brother/ agent has even said its bull. The lad is young and had a 7 outa 10 season. if we had him in a fergie side where he wasn’t carrying the can for his mistakes he would be allowed to flourish. Not because he’s English but because he’s a young talent he should be given time.

20.) 19 May 2019 06:38:58
Bias for academy lads will be our downfall.

21.) 19 May 2019 07:04:42
Becks, like it was under Busby? Or Ferguson?

We have only ever been successful under two managers, both built their success on a backbone of academy players.

So why would mimicking the only thing that has brought us success be our downfall?

And don't give the ridiculous excuse that "times have changed" or "football has moved on". There was 16 years between Sir Matt retiring and Sir Alex being appointed, and 40 years between when Sir Matt was appointed and Sir Alex.

Football is always moving forwards and changing. It is now, and it was then. A core of academy lads either in the first 11 or supporting the first 11 is a key element in what we will need to do to be successful again.

22.) 19 May 2019 08:12:29
I wouldn't waste your time .
I hate the " he wouldn't get in the x y z" phrase. Ridiculous comment that completely ignores teams, tactics other players a million and one things and smacks of nothing but the football manager or fifa 19 mentality.
The sites gone mad.

23.) 19 May 2019 19:45:08
First of all we have to stop living in the past, and it is completely evident that Rashford is an average footballer. He was unable to shine under two successful managers of all time, let's see how he does under a manager who plays according to his assistant's tactics.




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14 Jun 2019 18:21:22
The fact that's he's half decent on the ball means he is much better than smalling.

Gareth Southgate is probably one of the most timid men in football but he was pretty ruthless and scathing in his criticism of smallings weaknesses.

Your centre backs have to be good on the ball if you want to suceed as a top team as you will have the majority of possession in most games.




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11 Jun 2019 15:19:17
Or we could just have two young players competing for a spot in the same position. Going to be playing 50/ 60 games next season and our injury record is pretty poor so we need two players for each position.




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07 Jun 2019 14:49:23
Worrying signs that the likes of smalling, jones and young will still have their parking spaces come the start of next season.




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06 Jun 2019 10:38:54
We won't get anywhere near that amount for him.




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04 Jun 2019 15:26:33
There is no other fruit in the bowl to spoil, unless pogbas is influencing chris smalling into not learning how to pass a football or ashely young to not be able to cross.





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17 Jun 2019 15:29:23
Danny i think the main reason the wage bill is spiralling out of control is the club have given a lot of average players big wages as opposed to splashing out on ‘superstars’.

Hence why we are in position where we are struggling severely to get rid of smalling, jones, darmian and rojo.

We supposedly have the second highest wage bill in world football but we probably only have two players who are of such status.




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16 Jun 2019 20:20:34
The challenge being watching chris smalling pass a football and fred frying to control a football.




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16 Jun 2019 13:02:13
I think we will go back to a two man midfield personally and then play with a second striker behind rashford.

Especially if juventus are keen to include dybala in a deal for pogba then that could be a solution.

Then at least we could have a front 4 of martial, rashford, dybala and a right winger.


{Ed004's Note - I think if Dybala comes in it would be to play as a number 9. Thats where his best performances from Juve came from. Front 3 of Rashford, Martial and Dybala should be interchangeable. Bruno in behind and then probably 2 cms with mobility like Ndombele. Major surgery now needed this summer}



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16 Jun 2019 12:43:57
Yh i don't trust the clubs recruitment at all, we basically need a whole new midfield now herrera, fellaini and pogba have left and matic has declined severely.

Even if mctominay, or a new signing like longstaff turn out to be very good players, its a pretty poor environment to put them in.


{Ed004's Note - Bruno would be a start but we need two more alongside him and can't really think of who we have been linked with. Ideally, hard working and energetic midfielders like Saul, ndombele etc. None of Matic, Fred, Pereira or Mctominay are currently good enough to be first choice}



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16 Jun 2019 12:17:03
Ed004 you missed out the biggest problem of all, sanchez’s contract.

A lot of our problems started after january 2018 when he joined.

Not surprised our best players want to leave as they can't trust our recruitment and managerial choices one bit.

Look at our last two big signings fred and sanchez. Saying they have been abysmal and awful is a huge understatement.


{Ed004's Note - I think the worry is replacing these players. Look at Madrid who have already signed 5 players. We needed that before we had to replace Pogba, Lukaku and De Gea. So realistically we have Lindelof, Shaw and Rashford to build around}