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01 May 2022 22:31:15
An interesting one is comments from Mateja Kezman, agent to Sergej Milinkovic-Savic tonight saying they are talking to United, and PSG, with the player wanting to come to Manchester.

Dbrooks90

1.) 02 May 2022 08:43:20
I think it’s nonsense. His agent has been after this move for 5-6 years, not what we need and won’t happen.


2.) 02 May 2022 09:43:26
Captain of Lazio so obviously has some leadership qualities which is what we need. Great on the ball. Always an option if Pogba left. How is he not what we need when our midfield is so weak and will be weaker by the end of the summer? I'd say we need all the help we can get. It's what ETH wants. If he wants him then good, if not then we move on.


3.) 02 May 2022 09:44:26
I did read that this isn’t true and that he’s another Gaitan / Schneider that we will be forever linked with. But what do I know!


4.) 02 May 2022 10:05:46
He’s a much more attack minded player these days, what we need in midfield is of a defensive nature.


5.) 02 May 2022 11:59:49
We don’t score enough goals and we concede too many. Our needs are great in every position. The midfield, in particular, is in a dire condition.


6.) 02 May 2022 15:01:58
Agreed, worst midfield Utd have had in my lifetime anyway and one of the weakest in the division, which is saying something. I hope we can grab a few understated midfielders who work their socks off and aren't more interested in their haircuts and social media followers. A couple of Konrad Laimers would do the job.

{Ed014's Note - how does it work that I was being told at season’s beginning that this was the best squad you’d had for years and now it’s the worst?


7.) 02 May 2022 15:26:47
If you can quote me being one who said that Ed014 then I'll happily hold my hand up!

{Ed014's Note - no mate you weren’t that’s why I didn’t say you said, but plenty were and I just couldn’t see it. Have said from the off I wouldn’t touch any of your squad if I want Arsenal to win things.

There was one exception but he’s no longer playing football.


8.) 02 May 2022 16:43:48
Would love savic at United, got bt sports and watch a lot of Italian footy. Every time Lazio play he stands out a mile, is a top player. Seria A has been great this season, going to the wire. atmosphere in the San Siro on Sunday afternoon looked fantastic.


 

 

27 Apr 2022 11:10:02
Midfield seems to be the thing today Kalvin Phillips and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic the ones we are making moves for.

Dbrooks90

1.) 27 Apr 2022 12:22:54
Personally I don't see either of these coming in. Phillips would give the team real energy and die hard attitude, not sure if he has the skill level that EtH would want from his HM. It would make sense if he is looking at the 2 number 6's that he has utilised at Ajax.
My main issue is that these names getting mentioned are just another list of big names with big transfer values that require minimum scouting. It is like nothing has changed.


2.) 27 Apr 2022 12:59:47
Seen a few Frenkie de Jong rumours too. I think he'd be great for us, but dunno how much is lazy journalism with the Ajax links or if Barcelona are even interested in selling.


3.) 27 Apr 2022 13:57:22
Phillips sounds more believable than Milinkovic-Savic. Phillips is clearly in a position of need, and a player that will fit a pressing game. Milinkovic-Savic is a great talent but would be very expensive, and I'm not certain a player like him would be our priority at this point.


 

 

02 Apr 2022 08:22:36
Mike Verweij reliable ajax journalist today saying ten hag is the number 1 choice for Man Utd says compensation wouldn't be very much due to a release clause and also mentions he may look back at ajax to sign Antony and Jurrien Timber if he were to become manager. Seems like we may have made rhe decision between poch and ten hag.

Dbrooks90

1.) 02 Apr 2022 11:41:25
The fact that Ajax have even allowed him to speak to Utd shows it could be a very smooth and cost effective appointment if it happens. Whereas even though Poch has supposedly spoken to Utd, I doubt PSG would have granted that and it would be a game of cat and mouse over whether he is pushed.


2.) 02 Apr 2022 11:45:21
I really hope so Dbrooks90.


 

 

30 Mar 2022 17:26:32
Sky now saying we've asked about fee with ajax and ten hag as well as how to potentially how they would announced it if he was appointed hopefully this will all come to an end soon i'm hopeful its ten hag.

Ed i don't expect blow by blow updates so if there's nothing new i don't expect a respond but it would be good to know if there was anything new as sky also say that it means nothing and will happen with everyone who is interviewed also for some reson they think luis enrique is still involved which would be stupid if true as i'm sure he's going nowhere before the world cup.

Dbrooks90

{Ed002's Note - To be honest what they have said seems broadly correct. Waiting until after the World Cup if it is for the right person simply means Rangnick would stay in charge a little longer. But I suspect it will be one of ten Hag or Pochettino.


1.) 30 Mar 2022 18:23:51
Cheers ed personally i'm hoping for ten hag feels like there would be more of a plan there poch feels like add a couple more expensive players and hope it works.


2.) 30 Mar 2022 22:01:02
If it is going to be Ten Hag, then various media sites speculate that he’d want to bring Antony (RW) and Devon Rensch (RB) with him from Ajax.

Might also be interesting for Van De Beek, though still think he’d be back up for Bruno.

Might also mean that Henderson would be preferred to De Gea due to better distribution skills.

Might be good news for Maguire though - Slow but a good passer like Blind?

Might also take the pressure of getting Kane as a welcome present for Picht.

{Ed014's Note - do you actually believe that crap


3.) 30 Mar 2022 22:19:02
No Ed14. Did I say I did?

{Ed014's Note - no just sounded like you did or was it just hope?


4.) 31 Mar 2022 07:35:51
At the moment, Ed, hope is all we’re clinging onto.

Here’s hoping for a much better season next year!

{Ed014's Note - you’re in a crazy position mate that’s for sure


 

 

29 Mar 2022 16:34:17
Good afternoon ed do you know if we have any interest in antony from ajax? Just asking no specific reason honest.

Dbrooks90

{Ed002's Note - Antony (RW/LW) Bayern Munich have declared an interest in giving Ajax a profit on the player but Ajax are not looking to sell and there is a dependency on a Bayern Munich player leaving. They may start to push. Real Madrid see him as an option but not top of their list and interest will wane. Chelsea see him as as an option as they look to resolve issues with their wide players. Manchester City see him as a possible Mahrez replacement and Manchester United as a Mason Greenwood replacement. Barcelona would take him or another player they have an eye on as a Dembele replacement, but will need to find a home for Dembele first. Ajax will look to extend his contract. Liverpool have no declared interest but may have scouted him - he would be a Salah replacement.}


1.) 29 Mar 2022 23:15:33
Thanks as always, Ed002.

Out of curiosity, why do Barcelona need to worry about what happens to Dembele beyond the end of this season? Isn’t he out of contract, meaning he’ll walk away for nothing without any kind of input from the club?

{Ed002's Note - They would like a new contract.}


2.) 30 Mar 2022 10:13:52
Antony looks a superb young player, and has many admirers by the sounds of it. He'd be a tricky signing to get and probably our only real shot of getting him is if he was to follow EtH to our club.

I think he could be excellent, but then so could many other players. The most important thing first and foremost is to get the managerial appointment right. Then look at players that suit that manager and the future direction of the club.


3.) 30 Mar 2022 11:01:13
Shappy,

I soemwhat agree. The most important thing is getting the structure right. That is mission impossible for now.


4.) 30 Mar 2022 11:11:36
I often wonder with these things whether appointing EtH would make it less likely we signed any Ajax players. Maybe part of his 'terms' to break his contract would be that he didn't raid his former club. Then again maybe £50m or whatever is quite appealing to a 'lesser' club that generally ticks over by parting with its star players every few seasons.


5.) 30 Mar 2022 12:19:51
Spenno, Ajax would like to keep Antony this summer. However, while they might prefer that EtH didn't take players with him. I doubt they would want to remove one of the possible bidders for one of their players.

There's a good chance Antony leaves Amsterdam this summer, why stop a club renowned for paying huge fees from bidding?

Makes no business sense.


6.) 30 Mar 2022 13:21:36
I like the look of that gakpo from psv he looks a good young player to get in replace of greenwood.


7.) 30 Mar 2022 13:52:35
Gakpo has looked good this season. Personally though I think he needs at least another year in the Eredivisie before a move to one of Europe's top five leagues. Either that or a move to a mid-size European club as a stepping stone to a title contender and all the pressure and expectations that come with that.


8.) 30 Mar 2022 17:15:04
Gakpo would probably be bought and then spend the next couple of years out on loan. That's the way it goes at Utd right now.


 

 

 

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29 Apr 2022 17:57:56
Matt judge has left his position. well things are getting interesting maybe there's a spot opening up for Paul Mitchell after all.

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24 Apr 2022 15:12:12
Ed001 be interested to get your opinion of rangnicks recent press conferences i remember you said he might not want to p off the people he's going to have to work with a week or so ago. Something seems to have changed since the new manager was appointed or do you think he's doing things publicly because he's not getting listened to privatley?

Dbrooks90

{Ed001's Note - I think it is a bit of both. Now the new man is appointed, he knows he no longer has to worry about being in charge next season, so he can upset the players. But also he wouldn't be saying it publicly if he was being listened to in private, so he is saying it where everyone can hear.}


1.) 24 Apr 2022 16:26:57
Honestly from his comments i really don't think he cares what the majority of players currently at the club think.

As for the rest of it i agree i hope the fact they are stuck with him making these comments for 4 games will force them into listening he's said all the things most of us fans have seen over the last few years hopefully we act on what he says.

{Ed001's Note - I don't think it was so much the players as their agents if he had to deal with them.}


2.) 24 Apr 2022 16:50:06
Im sure the club didn't help having players pop off for sponsorship obligations and some of these players being happier to do that kind of thing than train.

{Ed001's Note - that should never happen when the players have so much free time on their hands each day! That is crazy. They should be contracted to do a certain amount of those things each week, they certainly used to be.}


3.) 24 Apr 2022 17:05:45
I don't know anything about the clubs workings but its certainly one of the complaints Van Gaal made, so I would not be surprised if it was still happening, it would also stack up with our recruitment being more for publicity than for actual football reasons.

{Ed001's Note - it is a stupid way to run a club.}


4.) 24 Apr 2022 17:34:20
Agreed, why I'm so hoping that Arnold, Mourtagh, Fletcher and those above will listen to Rangnick he knows what he is doing whilst the rest don't they are overly reliant upon a one figure system, hence why Scholes, Neville, Ferdinand and other ex players seem so intent on a manager potentially sorting the issues (Rio and Gary seem to have caught on a little Scholes seems blissfully unaware) .

Also I'm very frustrated by everyone who says new manager clean sheet for these players, I really don't understand what the point in having a DOF and Technical director (who sits in on training and matches) is if this is the case? The new manager should have an opinion but these people should be able to explain why they aren't to be kept around? But I think Rangnick will help a lot with this potential issue.

{Ed001's Note - very good point about the DoF and technical director and players having clean sheets. They should be judged on their time with the club, regardless of who the manager is.}


 

 

15 Apr 2022 18:58:45
matic is off at the end of the season the midfield will need some work over the summer garner and mejbri could be 2 parts of that though.

Dbrooks90

1.) 16 Apr 2022 09:36:13
Garner will replace Matic surely?

We will bring back Donny I’m sure Uber ETH, and we will be looking for a Pogba replacement.


 

 

02 Feb 2022 17:09:58
The club seem to be briefing the media that there were no signings because there is a new manager coming in and they don't want players he doesn't want.

My problem with this is, isn't the point of having a director of football/ technical director so that they get a manager and players to fit the style of play the club/ director want to play, so that no matter what happens with the coaches the club is always going in a specific direction?

Dbrooks90

1.) 02 Feb 2022 17:34:40
Did OGS really want DVB? a lot of past managers have said the board didn’t sign the players they wanted so I don’t buy this excuse for not signing anyone.


2.) 02 Feb 2022 17:56:28
Twent isn't that the point then. Probably they have learnt a lesson and will buy the players that the manager wants.

Dbrooks, it would make more sense to buy the players in the summer then. We have identified targets and may have been discussed with Rangnick and Poch, assuming he is the one.


3.) 02 Feb 2022 18:11:55
Yeah the idea is to work with the manager but we don't have a manager yet,

They go and say approch ten hag and say what players do you want we will get them in jan ready for you then what happens if ajax win the UCL or he decides not to leave

I don't get why everyone is so annoyed with not buying anyone, it makes no sense to get anyone in now when the manager we want could end up not being 1st choice.


4.) 02 Feb 2022 19:08:30
So what's the change from, moyes, van gaal, mourinho, ole picking players?

I get the manager gets choice when in charge but the director of footballs job is to ensure the manager/ players fit the style of play the club want even with changes of management isn't it?

So why wouldn't we sign players in Jan, when the club should have a plan on the way they want the team to play and be picking a manager/ players to be going with that?

If we wait for the manager will we be late staring discussions for players again until that is dealt with?

I might be wrong but it would seem our setup hasn't been changed to fit a dof?


5.) 02 Feb 2022 22:38:41
There’s a difference between having a plan and ethos and picking the individual players.

Imagine you want to set up the team a certain way. A certain profile of players.

You might make a short list of 5-10, but are you going to panic sign one rather than let the manager veto or give their input on which they’d want from the list?

That’s a big difference than ole and such just picking targets they want. New manager probably picks from a list that fit the club set targets and profiles. You still want their input.


6.) 02 Feb 2022 23:18:41
The manager we want might not be the manager we get so its pointless buying players for say manager A incase he doesn't come in the summer and manager B plays and uses the totally opposite of the players we have just got in jan.


7.) 03 Feb 2022 00:19:33
The club should be picking a manager to play a certain style whether you get option abcde or f so your recruitment shouldn't be changing much based on a manager yes a manager might have players he likes which you can add to targets.

I also don't understand why they would try to convince players who clearly don't want to be there and have said as much like martial pogba and lingard just because of a nee manager is coming in.

Im not talking about wholesale additions or sales but i don't think signing a midfielder in jan so long as they fit with the playing style the club want the next manager to have.

I may have it wrong it would be good to have either ed002 or ed001s opinion but for me the manager gets last say when in place but when there isn't one or there is a caretaker/ interim the director of football should be able to keep the club moving in line with its aims that's th job and if that means getting in a player or 2 then do it.


8.) 03 Feb 2022 04:52:50
But Rangnick is not our DoF, nor is he moving up to that role.


9.) 03 Feb 2022 09:59:38
But john murtough is and darren fletcher is there as well and around the players/ staff all the time to know who is happy and unhappy.

Seems like we have a dof who isn't given the responsibility to actually do what is needed.


 

 

30 Jan 2022 22:34:48
Ed002 i noticed on the arsenal page you mention a fight over fabian ruiz ed and I've seen a couple of things saying we might have interest. Have you heard if we are one of the clubs interested? Thanks in advance for any info.

Dbrooks90

{Ed002's Note - You seen to have read what I said.}


1.) 30 Jan 2022 23:32:27
No problem ed just hoping we might get a midfielder in on deadline day.


 

 

 

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11 May 2022 09:04:02
Your right ken its not, but the debt on the club came from them buying it. There should be rules that when selling shares they have to clear this before taking money, as that is their debt not the clubs. Once that is done then people cannot complain about the money they get from selling shares. People will always complain about dividend payments.

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{Ed002's Note - It is unrelated to the debt. There is equity in the club. If they wish to sell some or all of that it is absoloutely fine.}


 

 

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07 May 2022 11:22:25
Not really ken, i would say this is the first season our director of football will be truly incharge of these things.

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07 May 2022 09:06:16
We have a director of football and a scouting department, whos job it is to scout and identify targets then shortlist those who suit the style of play the club are looking to implement. They would then select the preffered options and along with the mananger decide the targets. At the moment they haven't done the last part, because our manager is not currently in place however, i would imagine they are "lining up their ducks" so to speak. So that once we have, they can go and make an effort for the players they agree on.

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27 Apr 2022 16:05:22
Ed. we don't fry the curry. they may batter and fry it in scotland though, they do it to everything else.

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26 Apr 2022 16:20:44
I saw somewhere shclotterbeck was most likley heading to Dortmund but i don't remember where i saw it.

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24 Apr 2022 17:34:20
Agreed, why I'm so hoping that Arnold, Mourtagh, Fletcher and those above will listen to Rangnick he knows what he is doing whilst the rest don't they are overly reliant upon a one figure system, hence why Scholes, Neville, Ferdinand and other ex players seem so intent on a manager potentially sorting the issues (Rio and Gary seem to have caught on a little Scholes seems blissfully unaware) .

Also I'm very frustrated by everyone who says new manager clean sheet for these players, I really don't understand what the point in having a DOF and Technical director (who sits in on training and matches) is if this is the case? The new manager should have an opinion but these people should be able to explain why they aren't to be kept around? But I think Rangnick will help a lot with this potential issue.

Dbrooks90

{Ed001's Note - very good point about the DoF and technical director and players having clean sheets. They should be judged on their time with the club, regardless of who the manager is.}


 

 

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24 Apr 2022 17:05:45
I don't know anything about the clubs workings but its certainly one of the complaints Van Gaal made, so I would not be surprised if it was still happening, it would also stack up with our recruitment being more for publicity than for actual football reasons.

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{Ed001's Note - it is a stupid way to run a club.}


 

 

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24 Apr 2022 16:50:06
Im sure the club didn't help having players pop off for sponsorship obligations and some of these players being happier to do that kind of thing than train.

Dbrooks90

{Ed001's Note - that should never happen when the players have so much free time on their hands each day! That is crazy. They should be contracted to do a certain amount of those things each week, they certainly used to be.}


 

 

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24 Apr 2022 16:26:57
Honestly from his comments i really don't think he cares what the majority of players currently at the club think.

As for the rest of it i agree i hope the fact they are stuck with him making these comments for 4 games will force them into listening he's said all the things most of us fans have seen over the last few years hopefully we act on what he says.

Dbrooks90

{Ed001's Note - I don't think it was so much the players as their agents if he had to deal with them.}


 

 

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19 Apr 2022 22:43:05
What did you expect rangnick to do? These players have repeatedly shown they don't really care, they see him as there for 6 months so why pay any attention to him? There are so many of them out of contract i don't remember pogba limping before his number came up for sub?

I hope they take note of what rangnick has to say about the structure of this club and about these players because there are very few who he would report good things about, an 18 year old came on and put up more of a fight than any of them!

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