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14 Jul 2019 18:37:44
It looks like we are seeing to signing Maguire.

I just think he is a better version of Jones. I don't get what all the fuss is about. I hope I'm wrong.

His lack of pace and technique is worrying. A Rio type of CB like Dias would have been a far better option.

If he signs then I will get behind him and back him.

Mad Hatter

1.) 14 Jul 2019 19:23:31
Seriously Jones?
Jones is always injured.


2.) 14 Jul 2019 19:23:48
We will have to back him and hope for the best, wouldn't have been my first choice but I hope he does well fo us,
And if memory serves me right David Moyes was keeping tags on young Harry maguire of Sheffield united.


3.) 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.


4.) 14 Jul 2019 19:51:54
TRD

Maguires style reminds me of Jones.


5.) 14 Jul 2019 20:00:39
I've commented quite a few times about how I do not want us to sign Maguire regardless of the fee. That's down to my opinion that he simply isn't that good and we could sign 10-15 CB who look like better options. However, if we sign him I hope he proves me entirely wrong and performs very well.

Signings don't always work out how we hope, I was very excited when we signed Falcao, Schneiderlin, Depay, Sanchez and Di Maria and all were/ have been brutal for us. So judging by how underwhelmed I feel about us signing Maguire, he's going to be incredible haha.


6.) 14 Jul 2019 21:30:12
Rjmanutd,

Well put. I agree.


7.) 14 Jul 2019 22:04:09
Koulibaly does not want to leave Napoli, not least for Manchester United.


8.) 15 Jul 2019 07:19:54
Guess you haven't seen much of Maguire then if you think he's like Jones 😂.


9.) 15 Jul 2019 09:37:04
Jones was touted as a potential midfielder at one point due to his ball playing ability and his habit of stepping up into midfield with the ball. His defensive style is also built around physicality, and last minute tackles.
He also often plays on the left hand side even though he is right footed.

What is Maguire's style? Ball playing CB, right footed but plays on the left, likes stepping up into midfield, physical defender who often puts in last minute tackles.

I can see the similarities.


10.) 15 Jul 2019 11:58:15
Wazza that's a funny statement from a man united supporter.
Not least for man united.


11.) 15 Jul 2019 14:13:45
Leahy, it’s better to look at things realistically rather than with red tinted spectacles.


12.) 15 Jul 2019 14:49:39
I don't know whether he wants a move or not, napoli are a good side, but if he did want a move abroad and wanted to prove himself, Manchester United are one of the biggest clubs in Europe, now we all know we have gone backwards, but it's down to clowns running the club,
Manchester United are huge big Big club. Now that's the kind of player we need, but does he want the move, have we got the right men in the job to attract these players.
For me we need a dof who can get the right people in the right positions,
But will the club be left do these things, them glazers are money men not football men.


 

 

06 Mar 2019 22:11:16
I bet on United to win and to qualify.

I'm absolutely buzzing. Great that Kimpembe was the one to give away the penalty considering he should have been sent off in the first game.

Ole Ole.

Mad Hatter

1.) 06 Mar 2019 22:35:55
We were lucky to get the penalty but so were they in the 1st leg when kimpembe wasn't sent off and even got the goal.
Mostly I'm happy to see Di Maria sulk. Plenty players get taunted by the fans and so did Di Maria by the United fans in the 1st leg. It would have been a big issue if one of our players had gone and shouted at the opposing fans " P**a f**k off" continously while celebrating the goal.


2.) 06 Mar 2019 22:57:47
I bet on a Lukaku hat trick. Suffice to say it was bitter sweet when Rashford stepped up and denied me £750. Still buzzing though 🤪.


3.) 06 Mar 2019 22:58:50
Took great pleasure in seeing Neymar’s face at the end. I have a severe irrational dislike for him.


4.) 07 Mar 2019 04:26:42
Eric, it’s not irrational, he does many things that annoy many people.


5.) 07 Mar 2019 07:18:24
There are many people who have an entirely rational dislike of Neymar, myself included. Don't beat yourself up about it.


6.) 07 mar 2019 10:29:59
i had 3 - 1 with rashford 1st goal 255 - 1 . why didn't lukaku square it for him? who cares ole is at the wheel, what's the chances for utd vs city or the scousers in the final? who would you rather play?


7.) 07 Mar 2019 12:11:38
would be nice if the draw fell with all 4 english teams in the semi.

im sure they do both the qf and sf draws at the same time.


8.) 07 Mar 2019 12:37:09
I had lukaku to score and us to win, us to win and part of a multi bet- since oles took over the reins my bets are staring to come in so much more. If only for that reason give him the job lol. Best utd watch for years imo.


9.) 07 Mar 2019 13:45:45
Wow is all i can say. Buzzing with the result. Didn't expect it so its a massive bonus.

2 games running Lukaku could have had last minute hat tricks from pens :) .

Not lukakus biggest biggest fan but since the form has returned I've no complaints.

Also love that Neymar is crying on instagram, quite ironic really the way he cheats.


10.) 07 Mar 2019 19:41:08
I don't think many actually like neymar. Overrated play actor. He's got more rolls than Greggs.


 

 

19 Dec 2018 12:18:46
welcome back Ole,

Let's all Unite and get behind him and the team. Whether your happy or not with the appointment, it's important to back him.


Good luck.

Mad Hatter

1.) 19 Dec 2018 14:44:14
Really? No more i don't see his CV? No credentials? didn't want him in the first place?


2.) 19 Dec 2018 15:24:01
UA, it doesn't matter whether they are the manager you wanted, once they are appointed, you set it all aside and get behind them.

Many of us didn't want Jose, but we still got behind him to start with. Just because we weren't behind him at the end doesn't mean we weren't behind him at the start.


3.) 19 Dec 2018 16:10:17
New on the page Thorne?


4.) 19 Dec 2018 16:53:46
If by new, you mean, actively posting here for 6-7 years, then sure.

{Ed001's Note - so you are new then? ;-)


5.) 19 Dec 2018 17:49:11
All things are relative Ed.

{Ed001's Note - true.}


6.) 20 Dec 2018 01:10:42
7 years, that’s nothing, I’ve been posting on here for8, you noob 😉.


 

 

16 Dec 2018 20:27:19
Will Mourinho be sacked before January?

Or will the board back him?

Who is a suitable replacement, Zidane did well at RM, could he rebuild a team? Who knows.

Jardim did quite well at Monaco. would he be a good choice?

Trying to get Pochittino is like trying to sell rice to the chinese.

Mourinho has got the team playing how it should be, he is at fault for that. The players are also guilty and some have been unprofessional aka Instagram likes of 'sack Mourinho'.

Do we sell a fee players in January to start a summer rebuild.

A DOF is a certainly going to be key.

Europa football next year might prove to be difficult to qualify for.

This is o e rollercoaster ride I can't wait to get off.

Mad Hatter

1.) 16 Dec 2018 22:17:42
Are you jred in disguise?


2.) 16 Dec 2018 22:53:11
FZZ,

For a fee, I can be a thing you want ;)


3.) 16 Dec 2018 23:17:12
If we can't get top 4, which let's face it, we won't, then I'd rather we didn't qualify for the Europa League. A new manager is going to need time to make his mark, and it would only be a distraction - gives him more time on the training pitch with them between league games.


4.) 17 Dec 2018 16:46:29
Keep an eye on the new fella at Southampton. I forget his name but he worked wonders with rb Leipzig and I wouldn't be surprised to see him move quickly if he can get some consistent good results where he is now.


5.) 17 Dec 2018 20:08:07
The guy at Seville could be a contender.


 

 

13 Dec 2018 13:09:40
We really need to sell Jones, Rojo, Valencia, Pogba, Fellaini in January.

It might sound drastic but they offer very little, in particular Pogba aka le sulk.

I honestly don't know why Jones is still at the club. He is a championship player. Slow, lacks mobility and has a poor technique. Similar attributes to Lukaku. Even finishes like Lukaku.

What happened to players running into space, looking for a pass, running through on goal.

I would have liked to see Greenwood and Garner get 10-15 minutes past night.
It would have be far more valuable and beneficial to them.

If we play like we did last night against Valencia when we play Liverpool, we might just end up getting stuffed.

Imagine the fun Salah, Firmini and Sane would have playing against Jones.

Mad Hatter

1.) 13 Dec 2018 15:00:55
What about in addition to this the novel idea of the coach “coaching” the players and making them better not worse?

How come every signing we make gets worse than when they joined and instantly regrets coming to the club?

Almost feel sorry for Fred, he has made an awful career move.


2.) 13 Dec 2018 16:34:35
In the case of jones you can't fix stupid.

I'm sure Fred will be fine under the next manager if the bean counter can actually get an appointment right.


3.) 13 Dec 2018 22:56:40
I don’t get why Jose has been so bad. He was a winner until he joined us!


4.) 14 Dec 2018 05:34:30
No manager will be a league winner with this squad eric.
Does anybody here think we have a squad capable of winning the league?


5.) 14 Dec 2018 09:50:52
I agree Ken we don't have a squad good enough to win the league however why is that.
We have bought 11 players under the manager that's an entire new team. Currently he inherited a great GK has bought his own players for 3 of the back 4 positions, an entire new 3 man midfield, a striker and a wideman .
Many players people feel maybe aren't good enough are still go to players and if they are given new deals it's hard to blame the tools he was left .


6.) 14 Dec 2018 12:42:44
A lot of the buys have been bad though. Fred could be a good player but currently doesn't fit. Pogba on paper is top class but doesn't fit. I think it was shappy who gave us a statistical breakdown on his performance the other night. Sanchez on paper a good player but doesn't fit. And that's the three most obvious without touching lukaku, bailly etc. We still lack a commanding centre half, tempo setting midfielder and a right sided attacker.


7.) 14 Dec 2018 16:41:41
Should be a team capable of beating Brighton and the rest, and should be higher than 6th as well.


8.) 14 Dec 2018 19:03:53
I agree with that noucamp. I think 2nd was a huge over achievement last season. With our squad anything between 4th and 6th is about par.
Spurs pool and cuty have better squads and a much better 11.


9.) 14 Dec 2018 22:53:26
or the best part of 170 mill spent on poundland pogba and 2o cent lukaka god we had are pants pulled down.


10.) 15 Dec 2018 01:59:46
Eh? Makes zero sense.


11.) 15 Dec 2018 09:54:22
Or you could argue that second place is the level we would expect to be at with nearly a new team of signings and umpteen millions spent, and that for some reason we've regressed this season.


 

 

 

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10 Oct 2019 15:28:11
Ed's,

I see United have added Martyn Pert to their backroom staff.

Is he a good addition?

Mad Hatter

{Ed002's Note - Noise - he is a fitness coach of some type.}


1.) 10 Oct 2019 18:43:46
Thanks ED002,

Just a continuation of beefing up the backroom staff then?

{Ed002's Note - It is what it is - it means nothing.}


 

 

08 Oct 2019 12:01:35
ED002, I've read a report where Lyluis Ocampos has been reported as saying that he would be interested in being a sporting/ technical director at Utd.

Is there any truth in this or just newspaper fun?

Thanks.

Mad Hatter

{Ed002's Note - Luis Campos was an option when Mr Mourinho was coach. I suspect it is a rather old story.}


1.) 08 Oct 2019 12:39:20
Thanks ED002.


2.) 08 Oct 2019 13:27:28
I too read it today.
He seems interested in taking up the position at United.


 

 

07 Oct 2019 12:58:07
ED004 you seem to have become quiet these days.

Have you joined the rest of us, by sitting on a park bench, drinking out of a brown bag?

Mad Hatter

{Ed004's Note - Ive just been very busy in work. That and everytime I start talking about United I either start getting angry or depressed 😂.}


1.) 07 Oct 2019 23:03:43
United has become the new Brexit haha.


2.) 07 Oct 2019 23:04:16
Meant to add should OGS leave or should we remain with him hah.


 

 

01 Oct 2019 09:42:51
I thought Tuanzebe played well at left back last night. He made a mistake for goal, but he look composed and not out of place at left back.

Mad Hatter

1.) 01 Oct 2019 09:59:26
Good 1st half, not so good second. IMO he shdnt be played in that position, as he offers next to nothing going forward. At worst had he played RB maybe he would have managed a cross at least.


2.) 01 Oct 2019 10:53:38
Tuanzebe was solid in defence but offered next to nothing in attack.


3.) 01 Oct 2019 11:29:12
Tuanzebe was solid bar the one missed placed pass, which in my opinion wasn't the worst defensive mistake he could have made in that area of the pitch. It was only slightly over hit.

He didn't offer much going forward but then he is a CB by trade.

I think he might have been played on the left so that Young could offer some attacking output on the right. With James playing wide left there was a player on that side who would offer something wide left. Yet with Pereira on the right always likely to drift in field playing Young on the right should have given us more balance.

The only problem is I haven't seen Young have a good game at RB for nearly 2 years. He is decent at LB but poor at RB.


4.) 01 Oct 2019 11:48:28
Shappy I’m afraid young is brutal mate. He lost the ball 26 times, and that’s not something rare for him. Either way, him still having to be relied on comes from the recruitment over the years.


5.) 01 Oct 2019 11:51:03
CB at left back, Midfielder at RB, CM at RW, a winger playing as a CF and Jessie playing No.10. Doesn't say much for the club that we have spent so much money and have to make do with so many players out of position and mediocrity.


6.) 01 Oct 2019 12:49:05
If Young's brutal what does that make Pereira? Another for the sell list I'm afraid. Offers absolutely nothing.


7.) 01 Oct 2019 12:53:35
An overreaction Angelred.

AWB is our injured. I suspect Dalot was saved for the Europa league game of Thursday. Although he should have played instead of young last night.

I would prefer to see Dalot playing as a RW as he is very good attacking and put crosses in. James on theft, Dalot on the right with AWB and shae LB would offer us a lot more width and zest.


8.) 01 Oct 2019 13:08:10
Young's days are over mate. He has no legs at all.
No overlapping runs ever. All he does it hoof it up and lose possession.
He is a trier but is just past it.


9.) 01 Oct 2019 13:56:55
Young can be summed up with that failed cross attempt with two minutes to go in added time. The ball comes at him, there are players in and around the box, but instead of whipping an immediate cross in, he takes about 5 little touches to set the ball up then hits the first defender.


10.) 01 Oct 2019 21:38:19
Okay mad hatter, if you think that. But that's what we played with against a rival at home on Monday night. We've spent 900 million over the last few years and that's the best we could do? It sums up this United team, money spent left right and centre and that's the squad we have. I believe that there isn't enough of a reaction with the powers that be at this club.


 

 

24 Sep 2019 14:19:36
I hope the fans get behind the team through these difficult times.
We've been spoilt over the years with our success.

All things come to an end. As things currently stand, the rebuild may actually be starting whilst OGS is in charge. The statement that the club released would suggest that they know which direction to go in. Either that or its to just appease the fans.

There will be many ups and downs over the season. Spurs have lost as many games as we have so far.

Our performance have been anything but enjoyable. Patience comes to those who wait. The club have sold/ loaned players out, who we will all probably agree was the right thing to do.

It's going to take time. It's going to be frustrating. Many beers will be drunk. As fans we should lead by example, get behind the team. Encourage them through these difficult times.

Life isn't easy. Being a United supporter isn't either ;)

Mad Hatter

1.) 24 Sep 2019 16:15:04
This is how I see the next few months going. We'll have good results sprinkled in amongst the bad. We'll linger around 6th-9th. Everything coming from Old Trafford will indicate that Ole isn't happy with the squad, has identified the January targets that will get us back on track, a war chest will be made available. The fans a media will conjure up the dream list of players, only for us to sign no one. Ole is done and dusted come Valentine's day.

Nothing will change long term while Woodward is making decisions. I honestly think it will get a lot worse before it gets better.


2.) 24 Sep 2019 18:26:17
Patience? We've been dire for over six years. Enough is enough. How much longer do you suggest we should wait?


3.) 24 Sep 2019 18:40:59
I do not want to see Ole being sacked before Woodward is sacked.
If ole gets the axe and Ed is still there, that will be toxic.
Ferdinand or evra or vandersar are better to have as DOF than no director.
Or even Cantona.

{Ed002's Note - With your clear lack of understanding about the structure, how do you come up with that? You are happy to join a downhill train?}


4.) 24 Sep 2019 23:00:55
We need a DOF with experience. Van der Sar I doubt would leave Ajax but they are a big fish in a small pond and he is not doing it on his own. Make no mistake, DOF is not an ambassador role of bigging up the club to potential signings. We all agree the whole club needs a revamp and no ex player has the credentials for such a big job. We have made the mistake of going down the nostalgia route already and it looks like it is a mistake. I don't know who it should be but I know that no ex player has got what it takes to revamp the club.


5.) 25 Sep 2019 07:09:58
MancMan we all have a choice and are free to jump ship whenever we wish. So you need to answer that question yourself.


6.) 25 Sep 2019 07:43:11
The injuries are badly exposing the squad depth.
There will be several bad results on the road during the rebuild.

However, it is vital the squad is strengthened during the upcoming transfer windows.


7.) 25 Sep 2019 10:03:33
Scoobydog, you're right about that and I have stopped going to matches because it's ceased to be entertaining. I found myself resenting the investment of time and money into an organisation that couldn't give two hoots about providing me with anything in return.

Since I come on this site, I obviously still support and follow Utd but until it starts providing a better product I won't be a customer.

It's not about winning (although that would be nice), it's about seeing a spectacle or at the very least some bloody effort from the players and nous fron the manager.

I can't help thinking that if there were more like me and OT was only half full every week then there might be some changes. Unfortunately 76,000 mugs continue to endorse the same shower of muck that we've been seeing for the last six years and millions of idiots world wide buy over priced crap that the club call merchandise.

On the back of this misguided loyalty the club draws in more sponsorship deals, revenues increase, the owners are happy and nothing changes.

People just embarrass thenselves with guff like 'Utd is a religion', 'Utd, kids, wife' etc because they have nothing better in their lives as an alternative. Stop it people, boycott the club and maybe, just maybe the oweners will take notice and realise they need to provide a worthwhile product. Otherwise, nothing will change.


8.) 25 Sep 2019 06:50:41
Rohan

Ole needs to acknowledge the job is beyond him and resign, so we don’t have to sack him. It won’t be toxic if he gets sacked, that will only be all the emotional sentimental fans who talk DNA and that goal who will get weepy and reminiscent.

People like What Ed002 says but the sentimentals who like Ole, only like him when he says something about things other than the manager. He is spot on about the amateurs appointing someone not up to the job and yet people continue to be selective over what he says. Ole has to be replaced, Woodward will only go or go back to Finance when the Glazers are hopefully ousted.


9.) 25 Sep 2019 12:15:38
The only problem is what happens after the Glazers. There are only a few potential buyers for the club. Worse case is we get the Saudis which is a subject we've discussed before.

I can just about live with the Glazer as the lesser of evils but they need 'persuading' that the football side of the club needs to be run by experienced football professionals and not a banker.


10.) 25 Sep 2019 13:44:35
Redman - I like reading your posts, I respect your opinion and your a valued voice of experience but your Ole bashing is becoming a touch tiresome pal. If your right the time for "I told you so's" will come soon enough. The season is only 6 games old. Chelsea, Arsenal even Spurs all have their own problems and whilst the plight of other Clubs shouldn't offer any consolation or comfort it means that despite our poor start we are still in touch.

I think moving forward Ole needs to re-think if playing with a No10 is worthwhile and he must find a solution on the right wing. I think if he can find the right balance and key players can return to fitness and remain injury free things are maybe not as bad as they might seem.

I understand you will take little satisfaction if Ole is eventually sacked, at the end of the day your a Utd supporter and Ole played a big part during one of our most successful periods. His dismissal will mean the Club has been unsuccessful and I know you don't want that or to tarnish the reputation of a Club legend but maybe you can identify where you believe he is going wrong (tactics, team selections, transfers etc) rather than just superfluous comments about his lack of experience or CV.


11.) 25 Sep 2019 15:15:32
Who do we play in a midfield 3 without a number 10?

Our three first choice mids are: Matic, McTom and Pogba, and all we really have in reserve is Fred and Garner. I don’t there’s any complimentary midfield three there, and certainly none with the ability to build attacks through the middle. It would, potentially, leave us a bit stronger at the back, but it would further reduce our ability to create chances, and we’re already struggling there.

As for rw, I just don’t see anyone in the squad to solve the problem. Lingard and Mata drift inside because they’re not wing forwards. Pereria is just not good enough, or a winger. James, Rash, and Martial all play better on the left. Greenwood doesn’t offer much as a winger either. Our best option is Dalot, and playing a rb at rw is hardly the recipe for creating chances.

Look, I don’t think sacking Ole now will solve anything either. But I don’t think he has players to turn things around, even if he’s capable of doing it. The fundamental problem at the club is a lack of quality, and Ole hasn’t given any real indication that he has enough quality as a manager to mitigate this.


12.) 25 Sep 2019 15:46:29
Exactly right in my opinion, Danny. I know we keep being told that we are "only 2 or 3 players short of a very good side", but I think we need a reality check. I think in all honesty there are probably a handful of players who are genuinely good enough. We keep making excuses for the Lingards and Smallings (I know he is currently elsewhere) of this world, but they are and never will be good enough to get us back to where we want to be.
There is a lack of quality throughout, and to keep pretending that is not the case is just basically accepting mediocrity - and certainly does not reflect what a certain Mr Woodward told us all yesterday!


13.) 25 Sep 2019 16:18:06
Danny - I can't really argue with that pal, much of what you say I think is correct but I'm wondering if a slight change in formation and personnel might just bring more balance to the team. My opinion is I don't think we can accommodate two of either Mata, Pereria and Lingad in the same team, with one playing at No10 and one on the right. We become just too predictable, we lack movement, width and the middle becomes very congested. When moves break down we also look very vulnerable defensively on the right where there is often lots of space for the opposition and no cover for our right back.

Ole had some early success playing 4-3-3 and maybe this might offer more balance moving forward. Pogba could operate higher up the pitch where he can influence the game in more dangerous areas with Mctominay and Fred providing the discipline and energy alongside him. It's not perfect by any means but at the moment we look pedestrian and predictable and something needs to change.

I don't see any obvious solution on the right but Lingard performed well from that position during Ole's early spell. His energy and pressing ability is always a useful and he runs intelligently off the ball. An extra midfielder will provide additional cover defensively when Lingard vacates the right as he often does.

Alternatively maybe 4-4-2 might work. That way we get Martial, Rashford and James in the team all in their favoured positions. The right is still a problem but maybe Dalot could be an option. He would offer width and pace, provide good cover for AWB and with two upfront we'd have players in the box for crosses.

I don't think the first 11 is that bad, it just needs something to click and for some players to return to form. The problem is if we get a few injuries no formation or system looks particularly strong.


14.) 25 Sep 2019 16:59:55
Betty - I agree the squad is threadbare but I genuinely believe the first 11 is only a few quality players short of being a really good team.

If we accept our back 4 is decent and our main problems are at right wing and in midfield think of this -

If we swapped Salah for Mata and Matic for Fabinho for example our team would look much stronger. A front 3 of Rashford, Martial and Salah and a midfield 3 of Fabinho, Mctominay and Pogba with our back 4 would look much better. Conversely if Liverpool had to accommodate Mata and Matic in their first 11 they would struggle to maintain their current level of performance. Swapping just two players could have a massive impact on both teams.

If we take City and do the same, swap Sterling for Mata and Matic for De Bruyne it would similarly transform our team and weaken theirs. That's only two quality players in key positions where we are weak and lacking options that can make a huge difference.

I appreciate this is pure fantasy football and both City and Liverpool have stronger squads but I'm trying to illustrate that a few quality additions in the right areas would significantly strengthen our team.


15.) 25 Sep 2019 20:07:36
DLIB

Where is Ole going wrong is the question you asked, quick summary because there is a game on
- trying to replicate something that worked 30 years ago and relied upon the strong personality of a real leader.
- not using his own strengths by doing so
- not showing leadership of the players, the club
- no obvious tactical plan. Pep, Klopp and co implemented a set style, despite talking a good game no such style is obvious
- transfer dealing. Two of the three transfers in summer were known United fans. Would players of a similar level sign and trust in the managers experience? Arguable of course but if people sign specifically for high profile managers it can be strongly argued they won’t for Ole.
- leaving the club short in midfield and attack
- accepting we were left short
- in game management. Strange, non or late substitutions. In game tactical naivety, on Sat I was screaming on live chat to get someone on Noble. Yet he did nothing.
- where Pogba plays, obvious he needs to play forward and create but Ole has him deep

I can’t sit and write more detail but there are glaring flaws and he is learning on the job.


16.) 26 Sep 2019 08:04:49
Red Man.
Ed002 already said that Ole has very little influence on transfers.
The issues with squad quality and squad depth are purely utter mistakes from the board.

{Ed002's Note - It is not "the board".}


17.) 26 Sep 2019 09:14:42
TRD

Yet there are others going around on here saying what a good summer Ole has had in the transfer market.


18.) 26 Sep 2019 10:25:46
To an extent Red Man. But it was not enough.
We have cleared off some players who didn't suit our team and brought in 3 really good players.


19.) 26 Sep 2019 18:07:26
TRD

I liked the three players brought in and was one of the few who identified Maguire as a leader. Problem is agreeing to such a clear out that left us bereft of quality in midfield and attack was at best naive, did agreement to that come from a naive manager?


 

 

 

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Deependra I completely agree with you.

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11 Sep 2019 10:58:00
Maybe spend another 80 million on Keane, then him and Maguire can be the new chuckle brothers.

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29 Aug 2019 12:01:35
Yet Rojo is still here.

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29 Aug 2019 10:25:37
He needs to be sold. His heart isn't in it. Ed002 has stated numerous times he wants go. If he left, the team can move on and stop babysitting him throughout games.

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23 Aug 2019 20:04:47
ED002,

I get the feeling that OGS is playing the role of good cop.

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11 Oct 2019 22:41:03
Pampers?

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10 Oct 2019 18:43:46
Thanks ED002,

Just a continuation of beefing up the backroom staff then?

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09 Oct 2019 14:29:09
Bolger2,

He has the wrong attitude. He chose to play golf instead of giving it up as per RM medical advise.

We don't need another overhyped, big wage injury prone player.

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08 Oct 2019 12:39:20
Thanks ED002.

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08 Oct 2019 11:15:39
We would have performed better. But none of those players are really game changers.

AWB looks really good, James has a lot of potential. Pogba Martial have really just sulked. Rashford has become more like Rooney. In stead of sticking up top, he moves around into space trying to create his own chances. The past few games he has been injured.

I thoigh if we got in the top 6 at the beginning of the season, then that would be good.

Top 10 is more realistic. don't write the club off yet. Tuanzebe mistake against Arsenal cost us 3 points. But he looks like he can be a top CB.

If anything, we've had a lot of bad luck this season. That includes players playing badly and making the wrong decisions.

If Pogba is fit for the Liverpool game. He needs to play as a number 10. At this point I'd play Mctominay and Garner in midfield. Fred and Matic are garbage, mata I'd past it. Perriera is just poor. James on the left. Rashford on the right and Martial up top.

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