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12 Apr 2019 17:52:25
The media is making a lot of noise with regards to Pogba wanting to leave. I believe most of us would not mind if he does leave, but would be disappointed to see his talents not come to fruition at United.

Imagine if he had the passion of Keane and the intelligence and vision of Scholes to go with his talent, would had been a deadly combination. At 26yrs and with all that talent, he should have stamped his identity as a world class player by now, but it seems he doesn't have the mentality to do it at United at the moment.

If he does leave, where do you expect him to go? Real Madrid seem to want him and so does he, but he better be prepared for it, knowing how the RM fans can be when you are not performing. Probably a return to Juventus could be a safest option as he is well regarded there and had the most success in his career there.

Who do you guys think we should target if Pogba does leave?

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1.) 12 Apr 2019 18:25:47
Someone with energy, desire and passion to play the game. I expect lots of disagrees but I’d say someone like Doucoure of Watford.


2.) 12 Apr 2019 19:28:12
Matt - doucoure is a great shout. I’m a big fan of ndombele from Lyon. Him and Saúl with Fred at the base would be a tasty midfield for me.


3.) 12 Apr 2019 19:46:25
Bruno Fernandes and Saul.


4.) 12 Apr 2019 19:47:37
Pogba hasn’t worked out, let’s move on.

NDombele is impressive and Doucoure is a good watch but the step up will be a big challenge.


5.) 13 Apr 2019 11:58:13
Geoffrey Kondogbia looks like he could be special at a bigger club.


6.) 13 Apr 2019 19:19:08
I’ve said it before. Tielemens at Leicester (on loan from Monaco) would be a good signing. Classy player who seems to have acres of space and time on the ball. Add a Doucoure or Ndombele and we’d have a decent midfield.


7.) 16 Apr 2019 08:23:48
Ndidi from Leicester would be a great signing imo. He looks like he is going to be a great player.


 

 

31 Jan 2014 20:26:51
Just heard a rumour we are making a late bid for Kevin Strootman.

Roma are in dire financial state and need cash but, are looking for more than 20 million. United are looking to get him for somewhere in the region of 18 million.

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1.) You mean you read a story on caught off sh**e?


2.) Just can't believe this story, or one about Herrera again! Nothing happening tonight and just have to accept it :-(


 

 

05 Jan 2014 04:17:47
Exclusive: Manchester United Set To Move For £7m-Rated Wolfsburg Attacker Ivan Perisic and that is according to .

Playing predominantly on the left wing, the 24-year-old can also be used in the middle and in extreme cases on the right hand side too.

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1.) 05 Jan 2014 23:47:47
we aren't that desparate


 

 

 

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10 Oct 2019 08:54:22
Away from the present scenario and back to the past, how about all of us sharing on how we became ManUnited fans.

For me, I was a cricket lover right from childhood as I am an Indian and cricket still rules the masses. I used to watch Football only during the World Cup and knew nothing about the other leagues until the 21st century began.

It was by accident that I started watching United as I was switching on channels on my tv and there was some highlights of a ManUnited game going on and they were probably a few goals down. And the way United got on with it and put pressure on the opposition time and again, the never say die attitude and the passion for winning was hard to miss. I was impressed and watched more of them and became accustomed to the United way. The way the team used to fight it out, the passion, the desire and going till the very end, the fergie time and the way they came back and won matches time and again was just unbelievable. I became a fan from then on and I was lucky enough to witness the likes of Christiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney, Ferdinand and Vidic making the step up at United and having a wonderful career from thereon.

I am a die hard fan of this club and that isn't going to change even if I end up in the grave. I would like to hear from others on how they became fans of this great club.

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1.) 10 Oct 2019 13:22:42
One word - Giggs.

I wasn't that into football until THAT Giggs goal in the FA cup against Arsenal. Every thing about it just seemed impossible and I've been hooked ever since.

That's probably why I'm so excited to see another pacey welsh winger running down the left for us again!


2.) 10 Oct 2019 15:01:49
Similar story let's Play given that we belong to the same place. I probably watched the highlights of the 99 CL season and heard of a certain Manchester United. A friend at school was already a fan (he is on this page as well, well he was. He walked away by all the hounding couple months ago. Quite an addict he is) . Anyway, not to digress, the actual phenomenon that attracted me towards the club was a certain unknown called David Beckham.

It was probably the Spurs game that you are referring to. We were 3 down at half time and won it 5-3. It was one of the games i watched probably for the first time as a united fan. Then on United has been flowing in the veins.


3.) 10 Oct 2019 16:03:25
Bryan Robson.


4.) 10 Oct 2019 20:01:14
Hi shan.
Yes there was quite a hounding after united addict. The ironic thing is those hassling him signed off from here recently tell him to come back now the they have gone.


5.) 10 Oct 2019 23:39:57
UA gave as good as he got, if not more. Hounded is a bit of an exaggeration to say the least. Can't throw a lot of hostile posts around, then throw your hands up and play the victim, if people come back at you.


 

 

10 Oct 2019 08:00:49
Hello guys, it is so saddening and frustrating to see how the team is performing on the field. Certainly there are bigger issues to take care off the field, but the least we can expect is committed, inspiring performances on the pitch.

I really thought and was optimistic that Ole and the team would do better given how the performances were when Ole took over and with a full preseason to prepare for. Now, with every match it is getting worse and worse.

It is a results business, but it is not the results but the performances on the pitch that hurts me more. There is no urgency and intensity to our play and we seem content with having possession. Except for a few players, I don't see that hunger, drive, passion, determination and the pride of wearing the shirt.

I still can't believe the frequent injuries to players every now and then within a season, the lack of leadership within the squad, players not being clinical in front of goal, not putting in quality crosses or shooting from outside the box on a consistent basis. Chances we create are minimal and we don't take them either and now we are not even creating any chances.

I hope we can somehow turn it around and will support the manager as long as he is here, but my optimism has really taken a beating. Even with all this frustration, I still can't help myself being eager for the next match and wanting the team to do well - the life of a fan I guess.

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08 Aug 2019 11:23:01
Provided we do not sign anyone in midfield, can anyone see Phil Jones/ Fosu Mensah filling in at DM as cover for Matic or even replacing him for the time being?

I know both of them haven't had best of times for some time now, but can they play a role? Or would you rather prefer one of the youngsters from the academy to be given a chance?

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1.) 08 Aug 2019 11:36:19
Not Jones for Christs sake. Square pegs in round holes. I understand rebuilds take time so I think next summer a DM is the top of the list. Tbh I would give Garner a chance and see if he is ready. Otherwise Fred needs to step up. Always been high on fosu mensah but I’m not sure he’s at the level required anymore. A few bad loans and injuries have stalled his progress.


2.) 08 Aug 2019 12:05:49
Park3lung, the reason I put Jones as an option is because he has previously played DM. I was thinking on the lines of Garner, but I don't think he is ready physically to take on that role and also taking into account his age, we really need to be very careful. Fred on the other hand is more of a box to box and DM is not for him.


3.) 08 Aug 2019 12:18:20
I know let’s play but he played DM back in fergie’s days. He’s hardly qualified to play there. I agree on Fred he seems better box to box. I would have looked at doucoure or ndidi but I’m not in charge right.


4.) 08 Aug 2019 15:48:36
Jones is injured for 75% of the season. And his positioning is diabolical. So, i would rather see anyone there but him, or Matic.


 

 

08 Aug 2019 06:42:44
With the transfer window coming to an end and no sight of any more signings (although Woodward might just surprise everyone with a panic buy or a high profile signing), our midfield does look weak as many others pointed out and unless the likes of Pogba, Fred, McTominay and Perreira really step up, it's going to be a long season of ups and downs.

As others pointed out on how other teams have strengthened and are in a better position for Top 4, I would agree to a certain extent but they also need to realize that those players signed from outside the PL need time to settle in (probably a season) otherwise they would just be making up the numbers most of the time. Except for Man City, Liverpool and Spurs who have a more settled team to go with, the 4th spot is up for grabs.

As far as ourselves making top 4, I would say it is a possibility as:
1. We have a far more fitter team than last season.
2. Ole and the coaching staff have had a full pre-season to incorporate a playing style and also get a full assessment of his players to make a much informed decision on how to improve them further.
3. We have a settled back 4 after a very long time and in games which are very closely contested, we will have an edge and a much better chance to win them.
4. The players we have signed and some promising youngsters looking ready, their passion and hardwork might probably wake up the other under-performing ones in the squad and will only ensure a competitive environment within the team.
5. We have seen what the team is capable of when Ole initially took over and it is a sign of optimism for this season.

Furthermore, there is nothing impossible if we play as one
and the star players do perform to their potential. At the end of the day, it is a team game.

I am being optimistic here and not blind towards the glaring deficiencies in quality within the squad and hopefully we do sign a CM before the deadline today and that would be great. Looking forward to the games.

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1.) 08 Aug 2019 08:26:37
Decent post letsplay.
Just on point 3. The settled defence? They have never played together its hardly a settled defence. We do have better options than last year but the right combinations have to found imo.


2.) 08 Aug 2019 10:35:56
ken, I did not mean in terms of playing together but in terms of having a first choice defense which is not going to be tinkered about every now and then.


 

 

03 Aug 2019 18:20:03
Eric Bailly has undergone knee surgery and out for 4-5 months. Hoping him a speedy recovery.

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1.) 03 Aug 2019 18:27:03
So am I, then when he's recovered hoping for a speedy exit, with 2 of Jones, Rojo or Smalling.


2.) 03 Aug 2019 18:40:10
Preferably all of them 😂.


3.) 03 Aug 2019 18:42:02
Probably, but we need to be careful that we are not left short when there are injuries to our first choice CBs. Both Jones/ Bailly have struggled with injuries and Rojo hasn't played much - wouldn't mind if they are sold.

Smalling/ Tuanzebe can be used as backup and later move on Smalling once we get someone more capable.


4.) 03 Aug 2019 23:51:08
Very sensitive if you there Dark Knight 😊.


 

 

 

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08 Aug 2019 13:03:38
For a fee of 25m, great if true.

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08 Aug 2019 12:51:08
Seems to be a permanent move, not a loan.

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14 Jul 2019 19:44:32
Given the choice, Koulibaly would have been perfect who has all the attributes if we wanted an experienced CB and someone like Dias for a younger alternative.

The problem is there is no guarantee if Koulibaly would be able to adapt to the PL and settle in quickly to make an impact or whether Dias can step up to the next level with United and help shore the defense in the short to long term.

Add to the fact that without champions league on offer, would the players want the move and even if so we would have to spend some crazy money. We probably would have to pay more than the Maguire deal to get Koulibaly and while Dias is a great option, where would that leave Tuanzebe who has been making good progression of late?

With Maguire, we are getting a proven PL player with good physical presence about him which we have lacked since Vidic. If he can fine tune his positional sense, that would help him make up for his lack of real pace.

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14 Jul 2019 14:10:25
Other reports surfacing on the web regarding the same. Hope we get this done quickly and move on to other targets soon.

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30 May 2019 09:01:48
Wishful thinking. We have never really sorted things with our RB position and unless we sign someone with experience who can just come and slot straight into the first team, don't think Young is going anywhere. Probably his last year at the club anyway and that's the least we can be happy with.

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10 Oct 2019 09:17:09
I agree with GDS2. Young players need to be handled very carefully otherwise it can knock their careers a few years back and most never recover from it.

Gone are the days when teams used to give too much respect to the big clubs and were more concerned about losing the game and the games weren't played at such a high intensity with constant pressure from the opposition with their high press nowadays.

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09 Aug 2019 08:04:01
TheRivian, yes our rivals have made some signings but you also need to take into account that players from outside PL rarely settle in straight away, most need an entire season and others never settle in to make a mark.

I do agree with the rest of your post and the team does always setup to win games and as you say "one game at a time".

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09 Aug 2019 07:49:35
Red Man, the transfer windows ended on a sour note. It looked promising at the start, albeit slow but, everyone knows the defense and midfield were priorities and needed strengthening. We sorted out the defense and brought in a young james and for once we looked to be heading in the right direction but once again we leave ourselves short of quality options in midfield.

With Woodie involved it is no surprise on how things panned out in the end, and he is more of a financial guy than anything else. And with the way our recruitment has been in recent times, it really shows a lack of understanding and proper planning on the transfer front and does raise questions on the ambition of the club. Get rid of him already and appoint a DOF.

The midfield is decent on paper but lacks options in terms of quality, grit and consistency. One injury to Pogba/ McTominay and we would be in trouble unless the likes of Fred, Perreira step up big time. Add to the fact we are short in that department already and with Pogba blowing hold and cold, it isn't a good situation.

It would had been wise to replace Lukaku but when the glaring deficiency in midfield was ignored outright, it is no surprise. The club probably looked at the attacking options and the emergence of Greenwood in particular and decided to put their trust in them. Even someone like Mandžukić as a short term fix would had been better provided the costs involved was fair.

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08 Aug 2019 13:16:03
Srestha, where did I say I am a realist? And you can look at my other posts where I am looking at the positives and being optimistic, I have also talked about the glaring deficiencies in the squad. Don't just presume things just to make a point.

I have also mentioned about the frequent change of managers among others in my reply, if you are hasty enough to miss my point, that's not my fault.

Also, we as fans can have all the positive mindset but it is the team as a whole who need it the most for us to challenge for major honours.

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08 Aug 2019 12:13:20
AJH - RTP.

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