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21 Mar 2020 22:26:27
Rumours of Auba to Utd. No idea if this is now just crazy time due to lack of content. But I have to say, that would be an excellent signing for us. Last year with Arsenal, so they may be tempted to cash in. Almost has the feels of an RVP but he's not quite so deep into his career.

He would be an upgrade on Martial as a 9. Scores goals for fun. What do you all think, would you take him?


1.) 22 Mar 2020 10:38:16
Rumours started last summer when Andy Goldstein from talksport said he was told Utd were in for him so maybe there is something in it who knows. Good player though wish he wasnt as old as he is.

2.) 22 Mar 2020 10:54:42
I think we're done buying older players on high wages. He's a fantastic player but you'd imagine he'd demand Sanchez type salary. Just doesn't seem to go along with Solskjaer's plan.

3.) 22 Mar 2020 12:02:02
I'd prefer lacazette to be honest. Although he's seemed a bit off this season.

4.) 23 Mar 2020 11:10:01
I would rather save the money and buy ighalo and spend the big money on right wing, cm, pogba replacement and pacey centre back.

5.) 23 Mar 2020 12:03:35
Thanks for replies guys. I think that Auba allows us to play how we have been playing, direct and very dangerous on the break, but hs also makes runs in the 6 yard area like a striker. He can score headers with more consistency. Depending on fee he could be interesting. Not for silly money either in transfer or wages.

6.) 26 Mar 2020 16:05:39
who is Auba?




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11 Jan 2022 02:19:04
Right now we need wins. We need to build back some confidence. Jumping all over players because they missed one interception, or misplaced a pass is not going to get us back to our best.

We all want to watch rampant multi goal victories, but that will only come with a bit of confidence.

I think the whole team did play more positively today. We had a better team shape (more width, less narrow) . Players did have moments of poor pressing coordination. Letting villa play through or around the press.

Up front we had our moments, looked dangerous, but just couldn't find the right pass at the right time to bust villa open.

Noone enjoys. Tight game, but villa are certainly no mugs and we are working our way back I to form.

Take the win. Keep working on the training ground. Trust ralf to find the winning combinations across the pitch. I think the team was working harder than some are giving credit for.


1.) 11 Jan 2022 08:28:22
I don't think missing interceptions or misplacing passes is the issue. The issue and concern is the lack of effort, no desire, passion, or even looking disinterested as is in Rashford's case. Teams have difficult matches or even a series of difficult matches where they draw or even lose but as long as you are trying it is okay. Clearly, that is not happening with a few at United. That is what needs to be sorted out. I really hope RR wields the whip pretty soon and is backed by the powers that be because clearly, United are not going anywhere with this attitude.

2.) 11 Jan 2022 11:28:35
I think it is evident by now that many of our players are simply not good enough. We can talk about not trying or misplaced passes and other issues but we must acknowledge that we have 4 or 5 players who are on a par with players from the Premiership's weaker teams. Many of our players are simply overrated. The main area of weakness for me is the middle of the park where we struggle to retain possession, control the game and create chances. Two new players in that department could alter the whole outlook of the team. Either one holding player such as Kessie along with a box to box player such as Haidara or two box to box players. We need energy, drive and commitment in there to succeed. I hope that Rangnick is able to address thsi situation in January.



02 Jan 2022 17:19:06
If ralf wants to show our squad the standard of pressing expected, he should just show the whole team this liverpool Chelsea match.

The pressing is unbelievable, the energy from both teams just off the charts.

We are so far off this standard of football, and these guys are being blown away by City!


1.) 02 Jan 2022 20:16:47
3 years of lethargy and no standards has left us well behind. But all we can do is look forward. The standards are there as you say DB. But all you need to do is look at what they do with the ball too. They look after it can all control and pass the ball at pace 1 and 2 touch.
That said I think now for the first time in 3 years we will have proper coaches. It's up to them now to improve and sort out the players.
It will take time and a lot of ins and outs. 4th and a couple of good cup runs would be a huge success in the circumstances this season. Arsenal spurs and less likely west ham will not make it easy but we have a deeper and better squad than either if them imo.
Matic mata Jesse pogba cavani pereira axel martial vdb will all be off in the summer or before imo and could well be joined by 1 or 2 of rash? Ronaldo? Fred? Lindelof maguire? bailly? Awb? Henderson?
So quite a bit to be sorted out any of those from the 2nd list or even a couple from the 1st list could well be transformed by our new permanent manager.

2.) 02 Jan 2022 21:11:58
Only really Matic and Ppgba would be missed from that first list Ken. The others have barely played, and how long since Pogbas last game?

DvdB has just been a huge clash of styles. Best for him to go to a possession based club and league and bring in someone who can bring both passing and physicality to the midfield. Could Donny have coped in midfield today in that Liverpool Chelsea game? Not for me, I think he would have got run over. How good did Kante look, he plays like 2 players.

3.) 02 Jan 2022 21:01:17
3 years Ken? Whether you like to admit it or not ole did a very good job of starting to shift all the rubbish Jose and lvg had brought in! Although it turned sour towards end we have a lot to thank ole for, still a long way to go but he started putting a half decent group together.

4.) 02 Jan 2022 21:25:29
To hear the past utd greats talk about training, they used to say that every day in training was incredibly tough and hard. Everyone was at it and snapping at each other, full contact and going at it.

Then come game day the matches seemed more normal, even easier than training.

I watch that match today and just think those teams must be playing like that everyday in training. The skill involved to think that fast, to play one touch through or around that intensity of pressing can only come from being at that level every day and training your mind to think that fast.

Ralf has a lot of work to get our team up to that level. We have spent years sitting in a shape and breaking quickly, not just Ole's time, but going well back into Fergy's time (ignoring the time with LVG) .

5.) 02 Jan 2022 22:16:13
Good game to watch wasn't it, shows how far away we really are. Makes a mockery of the foundations claim.

6.) 02 Jan 2022 22:52:09
Chris the only thing we have to thank that idiot for is taking us back 5 years.
Is maguire vdb awb part of the great group? 34 year old cavani and 36 year old ronaldo? Starting he would build around pogba although pogna has told him he wants to leave fir 2 and half years?
No youth blooded in his tenure.
Worst performing manager for 50 years that's not disputed. Its just a simple fact.
What do you thank him for Chris?

7.) 03 Jan 2022 01:33:19
I really can’t see the club moving on anything like 10 players by summer. It would be hugely disruptive. Not saying it shouldn’t be done, just that 4/ 5 would still be considered a lot going on the norm.

8.) 03 Jan 2022 06:56:22
Ole put us back 5 years imo. Signing Maguire and making him captain was laughable.
He blocked the youth for his favorites.
Bruno was the only good signing.

9.) 03 Jan 2022 07:27:20
The club and the team have regressed over the last three years under a manager whose knowledge encompassed Cardiff and in Norway. The player purchases were haphazard, AWB was bought at £50m yet didn’t fit how the manager wanted to play, or did that change, there are plenty of examples of poor decisions. The standards of the club were lowered to fit the nonsense about cultural rebuild, by someone who didn’t know what they were doing. Thankfully we have moved on, but there is nothing to thank the last incumbent for, only his playing career. The club took themselves back 25 years to try to desperately recreate SAF. However, it was never ever going to work, especially under such an inexperienced manager.

Now we move on, look forward and as long as the club do that we have a chance of competing with the top three in a year or two. Our youth will hopefully get chances, something not done in the last three years, but most important, our football must move into the modern era.

10.) 03 Jan 2022 15:18:35
Spenno pereira mata pogba Jesse Jones martial cavani henderson vdb all look gone for sure I'll be surprised if 1 from matic dalot awb bailly ronaldo rashford axel Fred lindelof don't joint them.
I agree it's some churn.
But most of those guys play no role in the team some don't even make the bench.
We have youth to take up those 5 or 6 squad spots. Mengi laird garner hannibal elanga shortire along with 3 or 4 1st team signings.



28 Dec 2021 04:58:30
Maybe now is the time the players start to look at themselves. Just horrible today. Or is Ole at fault. Or Ralf. Or the number of games. Or the Christmas turkey. These players need to get a grip and realise that THEY are the problem. They need to start performing, or else ralf should ship half the team out and start the rebuild.


1.) 28 Dec 2021 05:13:55
De gea savior again.

2.) 28 Dec 2021 08:43:43
Atrocious performance. Maguire, Fred and McTominay are just not good enough, Varane looked like he'd missed a year of football, not 2 months and Bruno and Rashford are so out of form it's frightening. Ronaldo completely starved of service due to this and without it he won't be contributing much.

Lots of work needed and several changes in personnel for the next game.

3.) 28 Dec 2021 09:09:20
I thought Scott was one of the bright spots last night. The front four, and Ronaldo, Rashford, and Bruno were shocking.

4.) 28 Dec 2021 10:21:53
I'm confident it will come good (or at least much better), but last night was surprisingly awful given the opposition and the fact that we will have had a few weeks to prepare with a clean bill of health.
I do expect a signing or two in the coming weeks but no household names, so can only hope they fit into this system which got a proper scathing from Neville last night. A few weeks ago they were all marveling over this formation and how it will work, last night it was being torn apart for leaving the fullbacks exposed and being both defensively and offensively flawed. So which is it, ingenious or doomed to fail? If the fullbacks are so crucial in this formation it's interesting that the only changes to personnel Ralf has made has been to those positions. Dalot and Telles look like first choices again. Not against trying them out but they're hardly elite players.

5.) 28 Dec 2021 13:39:13
AJH, if McTominay was a 'bright spot' then it must have been really terrible.



25 Dec 2021 03:34:50
Merry Christmas everyone. Thanks to all the Ed's, really do appreciate you. You manage to keep the crazies out and create a great community of posters.

For all the readers, please do post. Addition opinion and input makes the site all the richer. (And improves the Shappy to other posters ratio) .

An odd year, but I really do think we are on the up.


{Ed001's Note - thanks DB merry Christmas to you and all on here.}



08 Nov 2021 22:50:15
Just read down the page. Thanks for the search party and the comments, I may be drinking a different koolaid to everyone else but I do try to contribute positively and not get in peoples faces. I've been taking a break as the frustration has been bubbling over!

City match was a disaster. No shame in losing to City 2-0. But the manor of the defeat, and following on from liverpool only 2 weeks ago was just horrible.

I thought for the first time it sounded like the OT crowd had given up on Ole. They stayed deafening quiet and let the city fans have a party. Even against Liverpool in a much heavier loss they didn't do that.


1.) 09 Nov 2021 07:23:16
Hey Dodgy, were there boos too in the stadium as it sounded like that on TV? Just asking as you are a regular to OT.

2.) 09 Nov 2021 08:15:35

We cannot accept sending a team out at home for the first half not to lose, then for the second half not to concede more than we already had. It just is not United. The players have clearly had enough and match going reds I hear from no longer support continuing employment for the manager and his coaches.

We need to move on for the good of the club and it sounded like OGS had lost the crowd to me, the United section at least, the City fans continued to support Ole!

3.) 09 Nov 2021 09:05:08
UA, there were loud boos at Half time and Full time.




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16 Sep 2021 23:07:30
My only negative comments about Pogba is his lack of effort on the pitch. The bad body language. No tracking back or covering.

This season he has looked much better. Far happier. Even in a midfield 2 he has looked good. Okay, an occasional slip up defensively is expected, happy for him to make up for that in the attacking 3rd. But there were periods last year when he was a liability, and totally unprofessional.

If he wants to stay, and is all in, then I would sign him up and then we need to solve the DM position. He was one of my least favourite players, but he is winning me over.




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01 Sep 2021 02:35:07
The front 4 options are incredible, and you didn't mention DvdB, Amad, Elanga, Martial. Crazy.

Lindelof and Bailly as reserve CBs

Our squad is stacked.

I actually like McT and Fred surrounded by this team, I am concerned when they can't play. I HOPE McTom and DvdB play together and create something new, I can see Scotty having the physicality height and field coverage to play well with Donny. He needs to be a bit more disciplined.

I think we will suprise a few non believers this year, we could pull it off. The league is very strong, be tough for anyone to win this year.




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30 Aug 2021 23:41:59
He didn't even look that quick recently. I know he gets "clocked" as one of the fastest players, but with my eyes I rarely look at him running next to a full back and think WOW he's fast.




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30 Aug 2021 23:32:01
He seems overawed at man utd, maybe a move to a small club will serve him well 😏.




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25 Aug 2021 01:59:14
I think Ed001 has Yacht insurance on Ed002, incase there is a window ending wordcount injury suffered when reading one of Shappy's posts.





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18 Jan 2022 18:49:16
Along the same lines, if our players are not at it after the dross they have been serving up then maybe they aren't man utd players after all.

Last game they were good for 30 mins, what happened after that I have no idea, but I doubt it was Martial's fault.




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16 Jan 2022 19:45:12
And for any Donny fans, I imagine he might play better with a fit and youthful dm behind him who could actually find him with passes.




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16 Jan 2022 19:43:54
Don't put bad players with kids. Put good players with kids and develop the next gen with skill and attitude. Put bad players in their own bubble and train with the fletcher, their, we found a role for him.




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16 Jan 2022 01:33:10
Imagine being a decision maker at utd and thinking that it would be good idea not to buy a midfielder this window. Matic can only play half the games, max. So we are absolutely short in that area. Forget what you think of fred, mctom and Matic. We are short of a midfielder and have too many 10s.

Sort it out and sanction a purchase.




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13 Jan 2022 21:54:09
Been a joy to remember some of the oldies these past couple of days, and even to tempt a few out to posting is even better. Long may it continue!