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06 Oct 2019 15:38:50
Be good to see Tuanzebe and Macguire together today. Hopefully they can forge a good partnership.

Desperate need for a win today. Quite a few unavailable, hopefully the boys selected can put a performance in and come away with 3 points. We need them!


1.) 06 Oct 2019 15:58:28
I like Tuanzebe and he'll hopefully do well. Midfield and attack looks short. 4231 is not great for us. Should go 433.

2.) 06 Oct 2019 16:14:20
Do we have enough players to play 3 in midfield? Right wing is an issue in both formations.

3.) 06 Oct 2019 16:15:40
These training methods that were meant to get players fitter really are working great for us.



04 Oct 2019 12:17:06
I like Ole. Want him to stay and be successful. Give him time and an extra player or two in January and he'll get this turned round. He's going to have to fight his way through this period and win all of the fans over again - but if he does it could be the making of him.

He needs a striker. A mobile DM to replace Matic and a creative midfielder, either wide right or number 10. Missing Martial and Shaw badly and Rash, Jesse and Andreas need to step up and do a lot more.

There I said it. Not expecting anyone to agree with me, but I can't keep reading this page without getting that out!


1.) 04 Oct 2019 12:40:19
Dodgy he's got most of the fans onside at the moment. Its just a vocal element of the online Twitter babies have turned. And there were some against him from day one.

2.) 04 Oct 2019 12:51:49
I havnt heard the fans singing "Oles at the wheel" in quite some time.

3.) 04 Oct 2019 12:59:06
Mort, I’m not against Ole. But I don’t think it’s just a lack of players. It’s also a lack of managerial experience and ability.

We had a front three of Greenwood, Sanchez and James last night. All young, inexperienced, and the manager plays everyone out of position. How is Ole coming to these decisions?

I think one of the biggest problems we have is that we have yet to bring in a manager equipped for the modern game. Moyes, LVG, and Jose are all from a different era in which manager power dewarfed player power. Ole is basing his style on SAF, the pinnacle of this era.

This style of management just can’t cut it anymore. Especially at the very top, where players know they can stroll into another top club if they fall out with the manager, and the squad know they can topple a manager by doing things half arsed.

The best managers today have learned how to motivate arrogant and preened celebrities by working with, not against, their egos. And even then it’s not guaranteed to last.

I just feel like we’re fighting against the tide, and Ole doesn’t have the ability to turn things around.

4.) 04 Oct 2019 13:18:14
Fair enough Danny. I get that. There is a lack of experience there. Not just with Ole but with Carrick and McKenna as well. Which leads the question what is the point of Phelan. I think last night he tried to do something different to see if that would work when he should've left them in their natural positions.

5.) 04 Oct 2019 13:45:29
Mort. Just because someone has a different opinion they are not babies.
I have always sorted ole. But we are disimproving.
Mctom is the only player playing better over the past 12 months than he was.
Ole appears to be drowning.

6.) 04 Oct 2019 14:27:53
Ken, go on Twitter and read some of the Ole out crowds tweets. Babies is the right word.

7.) 04 Oct 2019 15:24:49

You wouldn't, listen to the other words in that song, we don't have all of the players anymore so the song doesn't work, nothing to do with the legend managing the club.

8.) 04 Oct 2019 15:38:28
Sánchez is the only one no longer here, although it’s easy to forget that Fred exists. And Sanchez’s name isn’t even part of the rhyming cadence. You could pretty much swap it for any other player’s name and it wouldn’t change the song.

You’ll have to try a bit harder GDS.

9.) 04 Oct 2019 16:34:48
That's true Danny very good point.

10.) 04 Oct 2019 16:42:17
Mort, I was one of the ones who wanted Ole in as caretaker manager. But since the loss at Arsenal last season, we have played four football. Slow and imaginative. He's had a few months to work with the squad and come to some sort of playing style. 4231 is not working as we don't have the striker who can play that role. But he's stuck to it despite its failings.

He played everyone out of position last night, why? These were all young players and they need to play where they're best at. Terrible managerial decision.
Finally, Ole, Carrick and Phelan are all dour characters. Non of them inspire me with any confidence that we will suddenly change our style and play expansive and attacking football.

Carrick was a holding midfielder one of the best, but non the less, a defense minded midfielder. Phelan was a break play up midfielder with very little skill and no imagination whatsoever, probably the most boring player I've seen in a United shirt. Ole is inexperienced, the only other job he had in England, ended in disaster for Cardiff.

So how are these three happy campers going to suddenly change their mentalities and develop a hunger for attacking football?
Ole's record in the past 20 matches (half a season) is truly abysmal. Do you think he's got what it takes to coach this team to play differently and more offensively? I have no confidence that this will happen.

11.) 04 Oct 2019 17:09:21
I made that point last night AAA.
Carrick mckenna and phelan are also not having a positive impact.
Our players fail all the time on pre basics like control, first touch, and passing. Technically we are very poor. That's basic coaching we are right to expect better from our coaches.

12.) 04 Oct 2019 17:09:31
I don't think a players position dictates what kind of manager they become.

We looked good for the first three games, unlucky with some chances not going in and since the confidence has plummeted.

13.) 04 Oct 2019 17:16:41
Ken agreed and unfortunately, it's true.
Mort, I understand your point, but the point I'm making is that between Ole, Carrick and phelan, there's a heavy influence on defensive tactics. Even if Ole wants to play attacking football, I think phelan's influence will not be positive.
Carrick is a strange appointment, no experience, no character as a man, but an excellent player. But that does not make him a good coach.
So we have both Ole and Carrick inexperinced and learning from Phelan, and that's my biggest worry.

14.) 04 Oct 2019 17:24:54
GDS. I doubt the old Trafford faithful would feel bad about substituting Sanchez for Dan James or other players into the song. We used to sing it when we took the lead in matches. That's a rarity these days.

15.) 04 Oct 2019 17:35:08
so the manager and his staff are to blame for players taking poor touches and passing etc.

the reason why were are failing at the basics is because the players are useless.

we are expecting rashford, 21 year old to score 20 plus goals in a team that has no wingers that create opportunity's a central midfield as slow as any i have seen play.

we just need to get to january.

16.) 04 Oct 2019 17:59:47
Don't expect much in jan bolger.

17.) 04 Oct 2019 18:57:17
As I said before how often do we buy in January. Mata, who was a panic buy and thanks to Ken for reminding me after I'd blanked it out Sanchez.

18.) 04 Oct 2019 19:47:25
Here to help the aged mort😂😂.

19.) 04 Oct 2019 20:15:39
Nowt to do with age. I'd to block out the trauma.

20.) 04 Oct 2019 23:11:37
We ain't losing much.

21.) 04 Oct 2019 23:17:46
I know mort and its only a loan😱.

22.) 05 Oct 2019 09:50:30
He's doing well though so maybe they'll be tempted to make it permanent.



03 Aug 2019 04:46:48
When VVD signed for Liverpool, as MU fans we mocked the ridiculous fee that the scousers paid for a "good, but not world class" CB.

Now, no-one brings up the fee paid, or the outrageous and embarrassing approaches, that resulted in a public apology from LFC.

Why? Because, in the end, time heals the wounds felt by Southhampton and Leicester. No-one will remember if the player takes the step up and becomes a great player for their new side.

Few blaim Rooney for leaving Everton, VVD for leaving Southampton. And no-one will criticize Maguire for leaving Leicester.

Is the fee ridiculous? Of course. But it will soon seem money well spent if Harry becomes a locked down fixture in the MU first team. A player we have spent 6 years looking for. Yes. A resounding yes.

Good luck Harry, we have been waiting for you.


1.) 03 Aug 2019 05:33:09
I agree with all that DodgyBanter!

" Here Here "

To Harry taking the chance and let's hope he takes it with Hands to prove his worth amongst all the negative fault finding critics! .

Lets hope the back 4 gel quickly? They are the last line of defence! If they put in the work for the club, Manager and Fans? But most importantly work on their own abilities and techniques etc

Enough of the Rambling.

Welcome Harry.

2.) 03 Aug 2019 07:59:54
Who was mocking Liverpool when they signed VVD? I certainly wasn’t, I was envious. A glaring weakness in our team and a player who looked top class at Celtic, then in the PL, was always destined for the top imo. Probably the most complete current CB in the world now. I was just baffled we weren’t interested in him.

3.) 03 Aug 2019 11:17:19
Completely agree Stand.



10 Mar 2019 15:47:44
Nice line up today, looks like 442, hope the lads are riding on the wave of energy from midweek and not exhausted by it.

Big opportunity for Dalot and Fred, and Lukaku who has played his way back into the first team in recent weeks.


1.) 10 Mar 2019 17:13:37
I fear Arsenal. 2 or 3 nil defeat.

2.) 10 Mar 2019 18:24:29
With Arsenal having an easy run in I really do tho k we will struggle to get 3rd or 4th place now. We Will have two hard games against Wolves plus obviously against City it won't be easy. Today we had to win especially as both Spurs and Chelsea didn't win this weekend. If we don't make the Champions League places it will seriously impede our chances of getting the players we need to improve and also impede our chances of fighting for the league title. Bearing this in mind how do you think Ole handles the match today?



05 Mar 2018 12:55:27
Massive game today, the ground will be absolutely rocking. The atmosphere intimidating. We simply have to get a result. To lose confidence going into the next three games would be very difficult to turn around.

Chelsea and Arsenal seem to be self selecting out of the top four. We do not want to invite them back in. Three points please Jose.


1.) 05 Mar 2018 14:00:05

I would obviously like us to win but I am not sure I agree with you about confidence. We seem to be a different team home and away, we can be poor away from home then come back to OT and play like a different team, each time this season we have struggled in an away game we have won the following home game, very strange but it does seem to be the case.

2.) 05 Mar 2018 14:49:54
3 point tonight's and top 4 is sorted imo .
Lift the doom and gloom of last week.

3.) 05 Mar 2018 18:38:23
Nothing surprises me. A narrow win a confortable win a draw or defeat are all entirely possible. Thays tje nature of this team at the moment.
I agree that going into the next 3 games with momentum would be preferable.




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09 Nov 2019 14:51:23
I think we can all agree that the two players should be Bale an Shhhhnyder!




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01 Nov 2019 00:28:45
Doffs cap to DLIB. Good post.




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12 Oct 2019 15:50:37
Poor comment un an interview from DDG. He would have better saying that when the team isn't scoring there is more pressure on saving shots like the Newcastle one.




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15 Jul 2019 00:52:21
Welcome back Sydney! What have you done with Dee? We could use some of his blind optimism around here!




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14 Jul 2019 16:16:25
I would sell, he is only going to get slower and less mobile. We would definitely need at least one midfielder in theis window if he goes though.


{Ed004's Note - We needed to be ruthless and let a couple go first imo.}




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11 Nov 2019 00:08:36
Sorry for scaring you on the live chat Ken. Just to clarify, not regretting the loss of Fellaini!

Everyone played well today and it just clicked. Agree on the green shoots. If we get rolling we could be very dangerous with this team. We have not been shown up by the top 6 teams. We have struggled with teams we expect to beat.

Squad is very thin still. Key injuries can derail us. Remains to be seen how Pogba fits back into this team.




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10 Nov 2019 21:19:24
Trent played the ball knowing there was a player behind him. Definite pen. Shocking decision by VAR.

I'd have been fuming if I was Pep.




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10 Nov 2019 19:51:31
Careful what you wish for CSM.

PP will not press with as much energy as Andrea's. He will dwell on the ball longer. Remains to be seen if he can find the pockets of space as well. Andreas may be our best option there until Maddison arrives ;)




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10 Nov 2019 16:14:23
You could almost say that fragile positivity is returning to the club Shan 😁

Need to keep this run going. Some good performance from players, and they no longer look like a team of overpaid strangers.




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10 Nov 2019 16:02:45
McSauce has been our best player this season, but he did give away a corner so you're probably right.

Good performance by everyone today. Not too fussed about return date for Pogba. He needs to get fit and then earn a place back in the first team for me.


{Ed004's Note - Pogba will walk into that team ahead of Andreas and I cant wait for that to happen. McTominay and Fred were brilliant today. Lets hope thats not serious injury for Scott}