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Team: Manchester United

Where from: Manchester

Favourite player: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Best team moment: 1999 Champions League final or Semi final at Old Trafford against Barcelona in 2008.

Interests: Football, WWE.

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12 Nov 2019 14:05:28
Never thought I would say this but Fred was actually very very impressive on Saturday, breaking up the play and a number of defence splitting through balls, as well as some nice little touches in small spaces to get himself out of trouble.

So we think a run of games has done him good as he has been improving gradually as the season has gone on or do you think this is a false dawn and he will go back to how he has been? A lot of talk how Ole hasn't improved many players over the last few weeks but I can name a few who are performing better now.

Interesting few weeks ahead to see if some of these players can continue to impress.


1.) 12 Nov 2019 14:33:23
Obviously meant Sunday, I've no idea what he got up to on Saturday but I was impressed by it.

2.) 12 Nov 2019 14:37:53
It's difficult to say with Fred. Certainly he hasn't been given a run of games to play himself into form up until recently. Which has coincided with a big improvement in his play.
Yet, he hasn't really shown anything even in glimpses in the EPL in the games he has played in last season.
His best games have tended to come in European games where the pace is slightly slower. Which suggests he struggles when the tempo is relentless and he doesn't have time. Yet, he has shown improvements in that regard recently.

Hopefully it is the start of him finding his feet and being a good player for us, but at the moment it's probably a little too soon to say. Fingers crossed though.

3.) 12 Nov 2019 14:52:23
a few of us always said he needed a run of games in the team, especially when the team was winning.

to be fair to him he hasn't moaned, has gone on with it and although not the best player you can tell he tries, he runs his balls off.

4.) 12 Nov 2019 16:22:20
I don’t think Fred will ever be a top quality midfielder, and he’s always at risk of a big mistake.

But credit where it’s due, he works hard and is happy doing the defensive grunt work. We are a better team with him in it, than with Pogba and deserves to keep his spot.

5.) 12 Nov 2019 16:46:35
Or probably he had the quality in him given that 2 of the all time greats saw something to go after him ( Pep and Jose) and he just needed a season to get going in the league. Not many foreigners hit the ground running immediately. Not everyone is Zlatan 😁.

Good that you said Ole has improved him. Just waiting for the day when Ole improves himself now and we can be back to the top 😄😄.

6.) 12 Nov 2019 18:37:34
Most impressive thing for me is his lack of whining and his apparent good attitude to hard work.

7.) 12 Nov 2019 19:30:42
I so with that shot had gone in, he deserved it. Right now the team looks lively, we have struggled when we have been lethargic. Stating the obvious I know but energy and pressing has made such a difference.

8.) 12 Nov 2019 22:12:51

I wonder where that went from last season as we had bags of energy when Ole first came in and it just disappeared weirdly even with the same players, very odd. The players have quality and if they use that energy we will have a chance in most games.


I didn’t say Ole has improved him just that when players don’t improve it’s his fault so when they do I think he has to take some credit.



25 Sep 2019 22:54:41
Shahram / Torqs / Shan,

What do you all have to say about that? 6 goals banged past a tough Rochdale side. I've said all along we didn't need to buy anyone in the summer and I've been proved correct once again, this team will go far, the quadruple is still on and with maybe 1 extra player in January I think we have a great chance of going all the way this year.


1.) 25 Sep 2019 23:45:42
gds get used to it if we keep playing like we are that could be are new local derby.

2.) 25 Sep 2019 23:50:13
Nothing more satisfying than scoring all five penalties in a penalty shoot out. Well done.

Happy to see pogba back to his best too. Great to get back to winning ways.

3.) 26 Sep 2019 03:51:10
Yippeeee hip hip hurray! Dancing in the isles. Now that we have put the mighty Rochdale to the sword, i think i will visit the Taj Mahal, the Eiffel Tower, Disneyland, Antarctica etc etc etc.

Some of us are so pathetic that we are now celebrating things that were considered routine. Scraping through the minnows and first thing they do is come here and gloat.

Get a life.

4.) 26 Sep 2019 04:32:37
GDS. I know u are being sarcastic but you pretty much sounded similar during the window as well.

Most of your comments seemed like it did not bother you at all about how lame our transfer startegy was.

5.) 26 Sep 2019 05:32:48
We are going to rock from now on. Pog is back, 31 tries on goal. Against Rochdale only few teams can do that.

Hopefuly we will keep this form and smash the gunners.

6.) 26 Sep 2019 06:48:11
So, they’re dancing in Skye and Islay?

7.) 26 Sep 2019 07:26:16
They are dancing whichever side you look around, Tony. Its christmas for the United fans all around the world after all we beat Rochdale handsomely. It was a total end to end stuff they feel looking at the scoreline of 5-3 (they don't know its a penalty shootout score) . They are so upbeat about beating the minnows of Arsenal now that they have trashed the challenge of mighty Rochdale.

So yeah, they are dancing everywhere.

8.) 26 Sep 2019 07:57:53
GDS you just did a Mort :)

9.) 26 Sep 2019 08:42:08

No, I didn’t, that was the whole point of this post to show how ridiculous some of the posts aimed at me were.


If you couldn’t see that my post was a joke there’s no hope for you, I know sarcasm is sometimes hard to get by text but come on. Pathetic? Get a life? Haha.

10.) 26 Sep 2019 09:58:16
Srestha, you have already brought this up so why again? If Gds wants to be positive about things then that's his right, maybe in the long run it will turn out to be the right transfer strategy, the problem with the fans including me is we have no patience but we have to give this time or we will just keep going round in circles and nothing will change.

I hope soon garner will be integrated into the team as I agree that matic is finished, a midfield o Scott, pogba and garner I think has good potential but ole needs to start being braver with his selections. A win against arsenal and hopefully we can kick on and we as fans need to get behind the lads and believe that will happen.

11.) 26 Sep 2019 11:42:48
GDS 😂😂😂😂.

12.) 26 Sep 2019 12:50:35
Thanks GDS, thanks for letting me know that i am hopeless. Cheers! May be next life i will be you. I wanted to say next life i will be Ole but no point being in the same position again next life.

Get a life of course, because there are more things than gloating (sarcasm) about a win over a nobody and logging on to this page to showcase your sense of humour first thing you get home from OT.

13.) 26 Sep 2019 14:27:01

I wasn't gloating for God sake, it was a joke, we beat Rochdale on penalties!

I am not bothered what people think or what opinion they have and certainly not one to say i told you so after 1 win or whatever, especially as I keep REPEATING, I think the squad is short and we will be extremely inconsistent this season.

Perhaps chill out a bit, stop with the woe is me attitude.

14.) 26 Sep 2019 18:36:45
Ajh for a man like myself who doesn't check his own posts and has more spelling mistakes or wrong words in them than most i find you're recent spelling call iuts as a bit daft really.
Just another man in a glass house throwing stones. 😂😊😊.



21 Sep 2019 14:29:48
Poch out 😉.


1.) 21 Sep 2019 16:40:37
I think you need the spurs page gds2. Posts like that don't belong on this page unless you are trying to make a silly point which makes you look a bit of an arse imo.

2.) 21 Sep 2019 17:51:03
Sheesh ken, it’s a banter page. Everyone seems so uptight today, Mort got it in the neck too.

3.) 21 Sep 2019 18:47:36
As long as we win tomorrow its a good result for us too.

But if it just to compare managers, let's sing Kumba ya.

4.) 21 Sep 2019 18:49:24
Wow Anthony you seem a bit uptight.

5.) 21 Sep 2019 22:22:03
I’m uptight? Read your reply to GDS, you seem positively clenched.



19 Sep 2019 22:36:51
Are the posts not getting through or did we win?

Wonder if this place would be so quiet if the kids hadn't managed to break them down.

Good on Greenwood, we have some player there, don't think I'm getting carried away when I say if he continues to develop the way he has he will be one of the best players in the world in 5 years time.


1.) 20 Sep 2019 00:05:36
6 players 21 or under.

Thought we were good tonight. Nice run out for players who ain't getting many games and great to see the young lads play

Hopefully they get more games throught the group stages of this competition as well as the leauge cup.

2.) 20 Sep 2019 00:14:03
Hard to tell against a bad team that sat in all game! Rashford should have scored a few but it was a good game for the youngsters to play.

3.) 20 Sep 2019 00:16:05
What’s there to say about it?

We played against a far weaker side at home, and just about did enough to win.

It gave a few young and fringe players to get some minutes, Greenwood got his first goal, and we didn’t drop any points. Great.

4.) 20 Sep 2019 01:57:17
Oh god yes I forgot the golden rule that we aren’t allowed to celebrate wins anymore, silly me.

5.) 20 Sep 2019 04:47:58
Think it's been a lot quieter in general GDS2. Popped into chat for a minute and hardly anyone was on.

6.) 20 Sep 2019 07:29:09
It was a good outing for many of the squad players.
The play was disjointed at times but it was expected since many of these lads have not played much.

Greenwood certainly made a case for himself.

7.) 20 Sep 2019 07:32:43
Come on danny, don't you know little clubs like man utd should be celebrating beating giants like FK Astana by a solitary goal like it is a title win. That is a great achievement that likes of city liverpool Barcelona or madrid could only dream of.

8.) 20 Sep 2019 08:57:22

Shows how far standards and expectations have slipped if we’re supposed to get excited scraping past European minnows.

9.) 20 Sep 2019 10:08:54
Always tricky to get a performance from players who haven’t played together or much football but the reality was:

Chong and Gomes only showed glimpses and failed to get themselves noticed. Missed opportunity.
Greenwood scored and so got noticed
Fred isn’t good enough.
Jones continues to look like a mistake is about to happen
Dalot impressed
Tuanzebe looks good but needs more minutes
Rojo works hard but lacks pace to be at left back
Romero is an excellent second goalkeeper.

10.) 20 Sep 2019 10:12:13
A win is a win. It builds confidence and allows the momentum to build up. Hopefully we can go on a good run.

11.) 20 Sep 2019 10:14:15
We scrape a home victory against a club from Kazakhstan, established ten years ago whose record signing was £1.8m.

Ordinary fans - it was good to see some of the youngsters get a decent run out.


12.) 20 Sep 2019 10:58:41
Get over yourself gds.

13.) 20 Sep 2019 11:06:29
People would of got excited if we had drawn the game.

14.) 20 Sep 2019 11:11:24
I'm just over the hangover following our return to the big time Gds2.

15.) 20 sep 2019 12:30:33
gds2 "are the posts not getting through or did we win? " we did win but my last 4 posts aren't getting through - you probably wont see this either. lol.

{Ed033's Note - Looks like your posts are getting through now.

16.) 20 Sep 2019 12:49:31
Sorry but I'll celebrate united winning whether its 1-0 or 10-0, whether we've beaten Liverpool or Dunny-on-the-Wold. Its not lowering expectations its being happy your team won. Also we played several young players who could go on to be big players for us. That's exciting. Some bizarre people around.

17.) 20 Sep 2019 13:14:34
Ofcourse we must celebrate the win who ever we face.
It was an all home grown front 4 that started which was something rare and exciting.

18.) 20 Sep 2019 14:30:30
Best post on here, Mort.

19.) 20 Sep 2019 15:45:53
Cheers ED 33- don't know what's happened but all recent posts haven't been coming up? bet its brexit or ed woodwards fault lol.

{Ed033's Note - Must be either of those or whoever is framing Iran to try and get Trump to pull the trigger on Iran.



07 Aug 2019 23:13:22
To Redfaith from down the page,

It's probably pointless replying because you just ignored the whole of what I said, took it out of context and posted one little bit of it and called me embarrassing. My post with the full explanation is somewhere to see so people can if they want.

I've said I am disappointed with not signing a midfielder, not sure how many times I need to say that. Matic and Fred are international midfielders and Matic was brilliant in Ole's first 10 games, I agree he's been dreadful in pre season but it sometimes takes older players a bit of time to get match fit so there is some hope there that we can find a way of playing that suits him.

All 3 are professional footballers and sometimes players can surprise you, I said hopefully one of them will, that's all it will take for us to have a very good side this season. When one player can make that difference (which I've heard over and over about Fernandes) surely the rest of the players can't be that bad.

There's been no blind positivity, all of my posts have been balanced, not with the 'argh the season is over already' hyperbole, I can see where the negatives are and I am not ignoring them, just looking for positives. Some people seem to ignore all the positives and have decided all our players are useless and we have no chance which in my opinion is 'embarrassing'.


1.) 07 Aug 2019 23:25:50
Id use words other than embarrassing but younglings may use the site. Too much negativity.

2.) 07 Aug 2019 23:28:23
To be fair to fred he wasnt given a run in the team.

He was also injured and when he did play we were on a bad run. the guy was thrown in at the deep end

He needs a decent run in the team. there is a player there let's give him this season before he gets written off.

3.) 07 Aug 2019 23:32:43
Exactly Bolger. Some people were saying the exact same things about Lindelof 12 months ago.

4.) 07 Aug 2019 23:42:04
A way of playing to suit matic, slow the hole thing down take 5 or 6 touches is about the only way.

5.) 08 Aug 2019 01:25:21

What ticks me off is the dismissive tone of your posts alongwith a few others on the blind positivity brigade towards anybody who expresses a legitimate concern about the squad, suggestions that they have mental health issues and might need medicine. That is well and truly embarrassing.

I don't see a single poster on here who hasn't mentioned the positives. I don't see anybody who doesn't agree that AWB is a fantastic signing. Nobody who doesn't agree that Maguire is an upgrade on what we had last season (some doubt if he is worth what we paid but that's another matter) . Nobody doubts the potential of Greenwood, Rashford and Martial (although some have legitimate doubts about whether they can provide us the goals and assists needed consistently) .

Hoping for Matic to come good when its been clear for a year that his legs have gone is embarrassing. Fred looked a headless chicken in every single game we played. He was so bad that any average performance was hailed as a glimmer of hope. Mctominay has decent workrate and an alright passing range and I have hopes for him. But beyond that? Our midfield is poor.

You cleverly ignored what I said about the poor midfield negating the effects of our defense and attack. How many times have teams simply overrun us in midfield or outpassed us? Dominate the midfield, put pressure on the defense and cut off the supply to the attack, how many times has this template been employed on us? It works every single time. The moment we face any decent quality high energy midfield we are dominated and unless they miss a million chances or DDG has an unreal day like that Spurs away game, we drop points.

Its not hyperbole to say that the season is over, and by that I mean as a sustained challenge for the top 4. Without midfield reinforcements we will be worse off than last year. Our midfield is worse, our attack is weaker with Lukaku gone (although I am optimistic of Greenwood and James doing well) and our defense has improved.

One step forwards, two steps back unfortunately. And I've not even mentioned our best midfielder not even wanting to be here and our keeper not yet signing a new contract.

That is a balanced view of reality, not some pipe dream where Matic suddenly finds some legs and form while able to perform Thursday - Sunday, and Fred suddenly becomes a good midfielder.

Ask any neutral where we will finish and you will struggle to find any that will say higher than 5th.

{Ed0333's Note - superb balanced and eloquent post Red I doff my baseball cap to you sir

6.) 08 Aug 2019 06:57:19
Top post redfaith. Well done.

7.) 08 Aug 2019 07:01:42

Spot on

It is the emotional sentimental tug of the club to ignore everything until we get stuffed or finish without winning anything.

8.) 08 Aug 2019 08:22:16
Redfaith, brilliant post and the reason for that is that it is completely balanced realistic and accurate.
I am looking forward to the younger players been given a chance, Greenwood, Gomez and Chong in particular. I think Mctominay will mature a lot this season too.
But Matic and Pereira are not the answer, and a big question mark hangs over Fred.
We need players with creativity, if we'd bought Fernandes and Maddison, we will be looking quite a team. With the current mudfield options, we'll be looking at 6th spot in my opinion.




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12 Sep 2019 13:36:47
All the problems we have and you choose to get annoyed about us giving one of our best defenders a new contract?

Some fans are strange.




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07 Aug 2019 22:59:30
Ole wanted to play a style of football where the players control the ball so he was a bit useless to us. Good move for everyone.




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07 Aug 2019 22:56:32
He’s a right winger, something we have all been asking for. Just played up top last season.




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07 Aug 2019 18:41:32

I’m not happy with the window mate, I’ve made that clear in a few posts, disappointed to say the least that we haven’t got a midfielder signed as I think it was important. But some of the hyperbole and reactions are hilarious you have to admit. You’d think we are going to get relegated with the team we have, we’ve spent more than any other domestic club this window and we have improved, transfers aren’t as easy as people love to make out.

There are also a huge amount of positives that some people are just totally ignoring instead of giving balanced views.




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07 Aug 2019 18:16:15
Looking forward to the window being over so the spoilt brats leave us alone for 9 months to enjoy the season. Football isn’t all about transfers, it’s about the games, and I can’t wait to get to OT on Sunday.





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12 Nov 2019 22:12:51

I wonder where that went from last season as we had bags of energy when Ole first came in and it just disappeared weirdly even with the same players, very odd. The players have quality and if they use that energy we will have a chance in most games.


I didn’t say Ole has improved him just that when players don’t improve it’s his fault so when they do I think he has to take some credit.




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12 Nov 2019 14:33:23
Obviously meant Sunday, I've no idea what he got up to on Saturday but I was impressed by it.




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10 Nov 2019 17:29:27
Liverpool are going to win the league in the season nobody understand the rules anymore including the refs it seems. Even if TAA isn’t a penalty as soon as they go up the other end and score it can’t be given as there’s no doubt it his his arm in the build up.




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10 Nov 2019 17:21:13

Best game Fred has had for us today by a long way, run in the team may have helped. Couldn’t pick a poor player today, perhaps martial was the weakest but he got 2 assists, very good team performance. Williams a revelation at left back, local lad with something about him, brilliant.




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10 Nov 2019 11:13:31
He was offside though so correct decision at least.