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29 Aug 2019 10:34:45
Hi ed002. Hope all is well. Are there any of our fringe players attracting any interest from any European teams at the minute?



{Ed002's Note - Smalling is of interest to Roma who are fast running out of options. Pogba is of interest to Real Madrid but they are looking to someone else now. Rojo remains of interest to Fenerbahce and Matteo Darmian to Inter but both look unlikely.}

1.) 29 Aug 2019 13:03:24
Very kind Ed, thank you.

2.) 29 Aug 2019 20:18:42
Inter taking all of our unwanted players.



06 Aug 2019 07:24:03
Dybala deal back on after he finally had a meeting with Sarri? They should bin the transfer window altogether. This year has been the most tedious in memory.


1.) 06 Aug 2019 08:17:10
Where have you heard this, Mumbles?

2.) 06 Aug 2019 08:21:05
Mumbles, I think due to the many platforms accessible today, the transfer windows have become incredibly more tedious.

I'm sure that all of this went on years ago but news was only made available in the form of paper.

Now its everywhere. More rubbish than ever too. I'd imagine years ago, 'journalists' actually work hard to confirm and corroborate stories. So called journalists today are just regurgitating any news for clicks sake.

Man united are a big story and more is written about the club because more people will click on the story and the clicks mean revenue for the site.

Twitter is the devil during the transfer window lol.

3.) 06 Aug 2019 08:23:37
Apparently, Alfredo Pedulla (reliable in Italy, I hope) mentioned something is back on the table. Not too sure, though. I think it's just lousy paper/ journo talk.

4.) 06 Aug 2019 08:43:37
Some Italian journalist Alfredo Pedulla who's close to Sarri said he's willing to accept our offer. How true it is I don't know. It may be Juventus' last attempt to force the lad out the door.

We'll know how true it is in the coming days.

5.) 06 Aug 2019 10:37:24
I quite enjoy the chaos of the transfer window. Providing we end up with the right players once the window has shut, I’m happy to go along for the ride.

I’d still be happy with Dybala providing he cane for the right reasons and gave his all. I can’t blame the lad for looking for a big pay check, but am a little worried by how big the numbers we are hearing are.

6.) 06 Aug 2019 11:04:28
A Juve fan friend of mine told me some behind the scenes stuff that triggered the proposed sale of Dybala.
Apparently in the latter part of the season, Dybala when to the training ground with a list of demands for an improved contract. Juventus felt his demands were not justified and decided to ship him out.
According to him he ll end up at Psg who already informed him they re ready to meet his demands.

7.) 06 Aug 2019 11:37:39
I don't see we returning to Dybala, he has already acted like a mercenary and will only complicate things if he is to come and join.
Saying that we did look below average in midfield when Pogba is not playing and when Matic is there. So if we can add a solid midfielder to the fold then we will be set. I still feel we will get one more first team player in before the window shuts on thursday.

8.) 06 Aug 2019 11:58:08
dev1i. lol Seriously?
sounds total bs.

9.) 06 Aug 2019 13:05:12
My auntie is called Flo and she is an old lady and her bingo friend Doris said that her butchers window cleaner said that a bloke in the Eagle and Child told him that you can tell dev1i anything and he will believe it . and i mean anything 😄😄.

10.) 06 Aug 2019 13:23:55
BFRO I thought it was a song and tried to rap till I saw dev1i.

11.) 06 Aug 2019 13:41:15
@Truedevil when it s too good it probably isn't. Especially when it concerns Juventus.
I think Dybala will soon be gone, and most probably Costa too. However they ll manage to get good money for them even if they want them out.

12.) 06 Aug 2019 14:06:04
Pedulla is the best when it comes to Sarri coached teams. The best after our very Eds of course :)

13.) 06 Aug 2019 14:29:26
I find the eagle an child a bit cramped. I assume you mean the one in oxford.

14.) 06 Aug 2019 17:10:25
No Mort Ramsbottom near Bury.

15.) 06 Aug 2019 17:10:40
Romano tweets definitely off lol.



02 Jul 2019 08:22:16
Morning ed002. Today the lucky player to be joining us is Dani Olmo. Have we shown any interest in him?


{Ed002's Note - Lots of sides have looked but turned away at the ridiculous asking price. Not the answer for MU but perhaps thay don't care.}

1.) 02 Jul 2019 10:15:00
Thank's ed. Is he well thought of or is it clubs drinking the Croatian kool aid?

Seems like United are being used yet again in the media to try and drum up interest.

{Ed002's Note - They are talking to Bayer Leverkusen about him - or at least were last week. Milan, Genoa, Crystal Palace and West Ham balked at the asking price.}



18 Jun 2019 00:27:56
Word on the grape vine is, Barcelona have more pressing areas in their squad than signing De Ligt. He's been advised against PSG. Looks like it could be between us and Juventus. If we could secure him, it would be a major coup. A young vocal leader is what we are desperately missing. Here's hoping we have some solid news in the next few days!


1.) 18 Jun 2019 07:14:24
The best move for the player would be to Juventus. Always has been in my eyes.

2.) 18 Jun 2019 09:41:29
Not sure about him. For the money there is better available in the market. Expectations on a child to pull a rotten defence together is not optimal.

3.) 18 Jun 2019 10:20:35
The best move for the player is the premier league, no doubt about it. He knows it, has already went on record saying it, the most competitive league is a good place for a supposed once in a generation defender to grow.

Unfortunately, we are not in a position where such signings ( along with Sancho ofc) who are targeted by Europe's elite will come to us. Mourinho and less so Van Gaal had the gravitas to at least show that the team is led by a proven winner and it s only a matter of time until we get back there.

4.) 18 Jun 2019 10:35:53
The best club for him right now will be Barcelona where Pique can guide him. He will also have FDJ for settling in.
Next would be Juventus, where he can learn from the likes of Chellini and Bonucci.
In the above 2 clubs, the main attention would be on Messi and Cristiano which means lesser pressure on him.



31 May 2018 07:02:14
Before we start this is only something iv read. Its a nice old school rumour with a story. I'm paraphrasing a bit but apparently our new sleeve sponsor is "Kohler" (an American manufacturing comapny) .

So the story goes that the guy who brokered the deal let it slip to someone that we have activated Griezmann''s release clause. Him accepting our offer is a different matter. Either way he won't be announcing where he's going until after the world cup.

If the the sleeve sponsor announced in the next two weeks is Kohler, then maybe this has legs.

Woodward is always looking for the big "markee" signing. Maybe Antoine is it?


1.) 31 May 2018 07:28:53
Mumbles I read exactly the same thing last night and not going to lie it got me very excited. I am very sceptical but there could be some truth in it. I would have thought Barcelona would have had this deal wrapped by now. But I think there is something to do with his release clause being activated at a certain date. I would love griezmann he is my preferred no 1 signing this summer. At least will if we announce the Koehler sleeve sponsor then perhaps we can get excited by this.

2.) 31 May 2018 09:07:19
I wouldn't be surprised if this was part of a strategy to get Bale, There is obvious interest in Bale and the numbers being quoted since he scored in the final seem to have increased maybe this is our way of saying if the price is to much we can go elsewhere. The good thing for us is there is a lot of top talent available just now so hopefully we don't get held to ransom as much as normal. Saying that with the names being thrown around looking for a move in the summer anyone else massively regretting buying Sanchez.

3.) 31 May 2018 09:30:52
Havent seen those Griezman rumours but its always struck me as odd that JM hasn't kept him in the frame . obviously wanted him and by all accounts we were close to getting him - now he is "available" again, human nature says JM just suddenly would not be interested in him -yes we got RL "instead" Fergie always wanted Batistuta, Van Persie, Lewondowski . so I can imagine JM has always considerd Griezeman as one that got away.

Griezeman meets EDS galatico policy and JM likes him a lot. so its not completely impossible just very doubtful to me.

Martial leaving puts a new slant on it all, if that's what happens this summer as the lad seems unsettled.

4.) 31 May 2018 10:03:11
Martial keeps his counsel very close to his chest too which I do like. Has he been quoted anywhere saying he is keen to leave or indeed stay?

5.) 31 May 2018 10:45:29
First time I've heard of kohler so well done to them.

6.) 31 May 2018 23:44:33
Read the Kohler would like a partnership with Koke also.




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03 Sep 2019 12:52:16
Hi ed002. I'd be interested to hear your thoughts on fan owned teams? We often hear about a large group of fans getting together to potentially buy their clubs, the Red Knights come to mind. Is it sustainable? Does it work for the bigger clubs? Or is it just a romantic notion that makes no sense in the modern game?


{Ed002's Note - There are plenty of fan owned lower level teams such as Wrexham, FC United of Manchester, Exeter City, Portsmouth etc. and as long as clubs can live within their means it works fine. Others, like Rushden & Diamonds and Gravesend & Northfleet saw problems with fan ownership. Barcelona, Real Madrid, Athletic Bilbao and Osasuna were formed registered associations who are owned by their membership as a collective. Bayern Munich was formed as a collective by the local gymnastics club and the original players and remains owned by the membership. These work but it would not be viable to take a club like Manchester United or Liverpool and do this today.}

1.) 03 Sep 2019 19:18:58
Nice to see my hometown Wrexham mentioned on here, have been unlucky in a couple of managers taken away when they've been going well, not started so well this time at present and the knives are out for Bryan Hughes already.
Have been to watch fc United on a few occasions too when they used Curzon and Stalybridge grounds, have been to their Broadhurst stadium since, decent, was a bit of strife with player manager Greavsey leaving and board room unrest at the time.

2.) 03 Sep 2019 19:44:58
Much appreciated ed. Our fans can't agree on much lately so I'll cancel the whip round.



20 Aug 2019 10:00:22
After having time to think about that performance I'm still quite angry with it. There were mistakes all over the field and even more on the bench. Wolves are very organised and are difficult to play against but we didn't do ourselves any favours.

Our passing was atrocious. Under no pressure at all we were constantly missplacing passes. McT was the main culprit. There's no flow to our play, it's still 3 and 4 touches, moving slowly, allowing Wolves to constantly get 11 men behind the ball.

Lingard, what more can be said. He's well out of his depth and offers absolutely zero apart from the occasional closing down.

The main problem last night was Ole. It was clear that the game was crying out for Pogba to be moved forward. His inability to act and change the game ups incredibly worrying. There were a few players who were playing poorly. For Lingard to last 80 minutes and then bring on two attacking suns in the 88 minute is embarrassing.

Tough place to go but I found the game management very poor. We allowed Wolves to get on top and we had no leaders on the pitch or in the dugout. I think this season will be a real Jekyll and Hyde one.


1.) 20 Aug 2019 11:12:54
But if perspective needed if you ask me. Last year we got dominated by wolves in both away games and you could even argue the home game.

First half we were excellent, controlled the game and gave them nothing. Second half different story, I agree on the subs point. But then I ask what change do you make? We’ve all mentioned the squad depth. Yet if ole brought on Matic and we concede a second with Pogba further forward, straight away people will slaughter him for bringing on Matic.

I was disappointed with the result last night, it still feels like 2 points dropped. But no leaders on the pitch? I think we have one at centre half and a quiet one at right back who leads by actions. We would have lost that game last year, especially after the penalty miss. We would have crumbled.

Let’s look back in May and I doubt we will look at that as a bad result. 4 points from two fixtures were we got 1 point last season. Improvement and that’s all we can ask.

2.) 20 Aug 2019 12:10:15
Mumbles we must have been watching a different game mate. Thought we were brilliant first half and hardly looked troubled all game apart from that 10-15 min spell after half time where wolves equalised with quite frankly an absolute stunner by neves.

As caolan said, we got absolute dominated the last 2 times we’ve played wolves. They are a very tough team to play against. Extremely organised, compact and very dangerous on the counter. Mentally as well, it would have been very easy for the boys to cave after the past two experiences. But I thought we were the dominant side. It does feel like a loss, especially due to the missed penalty.

I think yesterday showed a few things. The first is very obvious - we lack quality in midfield and not adding a player there will hamper us at times this season against sides which sit back. The second is we need a right winger. James is young and he worked hard and had some nice moments, but he is still very raw. The defence was a huge step up from last year’s game. We are able to play out from the back with far more confidence.

I think people need to relax. We would have taken 4/ 6 points from these thought fixtures. Many a top side will go to wolves and struggle. They aren’t a dangerous and excellently coached side. So the overrreaction here is a bit laughable. We have a very young side out here and there will be mistakes. But we just have to be patient and take the good with the bad. I actually really like some of the stuff I’ve seen so far. We are pressing more and the attack is more fluid. But it’s only been 2 games so people need to relax. Liverpool haven’t exactly been firing on all cyclinders either.

On another note, I would have played Gomes yesterday as no 10. He has that guile and bit of magic that would have been handy yesterday. Can’t fault lingard’s workrate, but if you are playing no 10 you have to affect the game with goals or assists. He doesn’t offer enough there. Before anyone jumps on my back, I’m not saying sell him. Just saying we need more from him. Alternatively, push pogba further up and bring Fred in so we can get pogba running more into the box like he did yesterday for the penalty.

There is a lot of be pleased with. Win next game and that’s 7/ 9. I’m really enjoying things so far and I can’t wait to see this side grow more.

3.) 20 Aug 2019 12:15:34
2 games in and people are going on about being short .
Let the lads play a few games together.
Still judging players on a game to game basis.

4.) 20 Aug 2019 12:31:12
Mumbles you have watched a different game to me, too.

Park and Caolan I agree with both summaries.

While it does feel like two points dropped, given that we dominated the first half, took the lead and missed a penalty, you have to realise that if we played our last two fixtures back in May we would have lost both.

Our defence looks so much better. AWB is a one-man brick wall, nothing gets past him. Maguire lost 1 header all game, he's such a big presence. I thought he didn't have leadership qualities before we signed him, he's changing that opinion.

I think Jesse had a very poor second half, he switched off.
McTominay was naive in places but we have to put up with that given his age and experience. He has great attributes.
Dan James looked a little lost, he wasn't up for the fight. We need to learn that he's not ready to play against physical teams just yet, he seemed quick to move the ball on and I would have liked to see him go at players more. He shouldn't have gone down when he received the booking. That said he will get better and last night was the start of a huge learning curve for him.

In hindsight we should have brought Greenwood on sooner, 5 minutes isn't enough to influence a game. But I did wonder what Ole would do given we have limited options from the bench. Last night made it clearer than ever that we need an out-and-out RW.

Martial is already going some way to change my opinion. He was closing down the defenders and GK, he's started this season really well and I hope he keeps his head up because he could be the 20+ goals a season striker we've missed for so long.

All in all, good start to the season, two tough fixtures out of the way and now we have 4 favourable fixtures to look forward to.

5.) 20 Aug 2019 12:31:36
We weren't great in the first half. We were comfortable because Wolves sat deep. We didn't move the ball quick enough to cause them many problems. If the manager doesn't want to make a sub until 10 minutes to go when some players were appalling then I would say we are short in quality.

The Jesse Lingard runs around a bit is getting nauseating. He's playing the number 10 role at Man Utd and he's in the team because he has legs?

I guess I'm angry because with the right decisions we could have won this game. We panicked and Wolves finished the game stronger. On paper of course it's not a bad point but watching the game, We certainly dropped two.

6.) 20 Aug 2019 13:09:16
Jred if you can’t see we are short of quality in midfield then you need to take your rose tinted glasses off. That’s not an offence to any player, it’s simply pointing out a fact. I’m pleased with what I’ve seen so far and have enjoyed the past two games. It is early days as you say, but we will come unstuck due to our lack of quality in midfield with only pogba the difference maker. Defence I’m very pleased with and martial and rashford have impressed me. Would give Greenwood a start against palace as I think he would be more effective than James. Bring James off the bench to stretch the tired legs in the final 20.

7.) 20 Aug 2019 13:28:01
Take away a wonderful goal and hitting the post, what did wolves do mumbles? De gea didn’t have a save to make.

Off course we are bit short on quality, no one has disputed that. There’s kids who I believe can make a huge impact, but those two games were not going to be easy to get them in.

Lingard does not do a fancy role for this team but he is very good for us in the press. It would be great if he had the quality of someone like Firmino but he doesn’t. I’d love to know your opinion on Park Ji-Sung mumbles. Wasn’t world class and worked his back side off. He was in the big games to do a job, press and cause problems. I guess because he didn’t come through our academy he wasn’t viewed as someone who just ran about. He was viewed as a bargain.

We can most certainly upgrade on Jesse in the number 10 role, but he does a bit more than just run around.


8.) 20 Aug 2019 13:35:41
Mctom and pogba played cm yesterday.
I have high Hope's of mctom and pogba is a very good player I see them 2 playing the majority of games to be honest.
They will get better the more games they play together but we are 2 games in to a season, not sure how you can say we look short. Matic and fred haven't even played a competitive game yet .

9.) 20 Aug 2019 14:16:23
Some people moan about players jred moans about posters.

Park remember.
You are not entitled to an opinion.

Every single football expert has given an opinion that united are short in midfield options.

10.) 20 Aug 2019 14:17:45
I agree on pogba and mctominay so there is no dispute there. There are our first choices for sure. I hope and expect to see Fred step up and have a better season. The high energy game will suit him imo. Unfortunately matic is finished, although I was always a fan personally. Pereira it remains to be seen if he can step up. I like mata, he has quality from dead balls, but he is not suited to the press. Gomes can play #10 and he’s a fantastic talent but he needs to be bedded in. Then add lingard who works his socks off and presses very well. But he does not contribute enough in terms of goals and assists. That’s our midfield options there.

An injury to pogba and we are done. There are bodies there but I’m not sure you can say there is a lot of quality. So how can you come to the conclusion that we are not short? Perhaps I should say we are short on quality which was evident yesterday when teams sit back. It will take time and next window we must address it. Like I said, I was very pleased with the defence and the attack. James needs time to adapt and an impact sub would be a better idea for him. I hope to see Fred start some games with pogba and Mctom in midfield.

11.) 20 Aug 2019 14:25:41
Caolan all that is fine but park was never a first 11 player, lingard for some reason is. Also the whole he does a bit more than run, is rubbish all he does is huff and puff, found this on twitter yesterday,

Q. Did Jesse Lingard get a PL goal or assist in the following months?

May 18? No

Augt 18? No

Sep 18? No

Oct 18? No

Nov 18? No

Dec 2018? YES (4 Goals, 2 assists)

Jan 19? No

Feb 19? No

Mar 19? No

Apr 19? No

May 19? No

Aug 19? No

That is the definition of a guy who does nothing but run around.

12.) 20 Aug 2019 14:33:42
We dropped two points for one reason only. Pogba's ego.

13.) 20 Aug 2019 14:57:31
Caolan, you simply cannot compare Lingard to Park, Park had an end product and was decisive. There's was a pass last night from Lingard that went towards two players, it wasn't aimed at either, just kicked in their general direction and those two players (Maguire and Pogba, if memory serves) had to look to each other to decide who would take the ball, that's not acceptable and it's definitely not decisive. I know that's one example, but it's something that happens all too often with him, speculative passes, speculative runs, speculative shots, when one out of a hundred comes through, he is lauded.

Lingard reminds me honestly of Chadwick and Richardson, players who were looked at, given a brief chance in the first team and moved on because they were not good enough. Same should have been done with Lingard 4/ 5 years ago.

14.) 20 Aug 2019 15:26:26
We were comfortable in the first half and controlled the game well. The second half once Wolves put pressure on us we panicked and lost our foothold in the game.

Park was a quality reliable professional. Scored many important goals and actually offered a lot more than "closing down". Goals in champions league knockout games. Scored a few last minute winners. Scored against the top 4 at the time. Parks stamina was the basis for his performances, They weren't the main part of his performances.

In the last 12 months we played football, Jesse Lingard has not registered a goal or an assist in 11 of those months. Pathetic. I think the only reason he is anywhere near this squad is because he is a United youth graduate.

There are psostives though. I thought the defence played well as a whole. I thought Martial was doing the right things. Hopefuĺly him and Rashford can get a good understanding.

It's not all doom and gloom but there are certainly some rain clouds overhead.

15.) 20 Aug 2019 15:44:41
I agree with mumbles, We didn't really create anything in the game. You talk about de gea not having to do anything but neither did their keeper. I'm still scratching my head wondering why he waited till the 80 minute to make a change, and then bring on 2 attacking players in the last minute was a bit pointless really. AWB was best player on the pitch for me, defensively he was really good.

16.) 20 Aug 2019 18:44:45
In jose’s second season Lingard was supposedly better than dele Alli according to many people on here. Again I’ve said we can upgrade on him, but people say he’s absolutely useless but I disagree. Young is now out of the team, so I guess someone has to be criticised. Mourinho and van gaal both used him as an important player, so there must be a bit of quality.

17.) 20 Aug 2019 18:48:37
I don't think any one can argue that we are aren't short of quality in depth in midfield.

Pogba is one of the world's best midfielders and McTominay has been excellent for most of the last 6 months.

It is what is beyond them where the trouble lies.

However, in the Chelsea game and the Wolves game both Pogba and McTominay started and played the entire game. We are two games into the season and our first choice midfield has started and played every minute. So I don't think we can complain about a lack of quality or depth in our midfield just yet, as the results haven't been effected by either a lack of options or a lack of quality in our midfield.

The result last night was affected by two things, not converting a penalty. And a lack of creativity in the final third.

Add Maddison and Sancho to our line up last night in place of Lingard and James and we would have cruised that game 3 or 4 nil.

Lots of hard work in our forward players and some quality as well. But we lack killers.

18.) 20 Aug 2019 18:49:45
Amen Mort.

19.) 20 Aug 2019 20:12:08
Pogba is one of the worlds best midfielders? I’ve seen it all now Shappy.

{Ed047's Note - is that the same Pogba who wouldn’t even make City’s bench?

20.) 20 Aug 2019 20:23:17
Caolan remind me why neither of Mourinho or LVG are managing utd right now? Many people here have a weird crush on lingard, he is rubbish who would not make it at any other top 6 club, him being our 2nd most senior player against wolves is exactly why we are in the position we are, too many headless chickens, not enough quality footballers.

21.) 20 Aug 2019 20:32:19
Csm, they aren’t in charge because they didn’t get results. Is that down to Jesse Lingard? No. I my just seems people want to always have a player to aim criticism at. Lingard has scored big goals for us, winning goals in cup finals. But let’s forget all that, and bash him.

I have quite clearly stated that we could upgrade him, but he’s not deserving of half the criticism I see him getting. He does his best every week and that can’t be denied by anyone. If he’s not the best number 10 in the world that’s not his fault either.

22.) 20 Aug 2019 20:35:00
Pogba is a disaster lads. One of the biggest mistakes we have made is keeping a hold of him.

23.) 20 Aug 2019 21:41:22
Sir Alex thought highly not Jesse Lingard. LvG had him as first choice, Mourinho had him as first choice and Ole has him as first choice.

Three great managers and Ole all rate Lingard. So he must have something.

24.) 21 Aug 2019 04:27:51
Shappy SAF also rated cleverley and welbeck highly, LvG thought nick Powell was going to be our saviour bringing him on to score goals when chasing a win in ucl game which was basically a knockout game. Mourinho wanted to replace martial with perisic.

He has something, he runs around a lot and once upon a time hit a purple patch. Who do you think he replaces at city or liverpool? Imagine an attacking player going without a goal or assist in 11 of last 12 months and you are defending him.

25.) 21 Aug 2019 06:14:37
Lingard is a very useful squad player but his style doesn't suit against teams who sit deep.
In such scenarios I believe Mata or Gomes at no 10 would be a better option.

However, Lingard needs to work on his end product and overall involvement during build ups. His spot is up for grabs.



02 Aug 2019 22:32:35
Hi ed, What do you think about an away dressing room page? A place for posters from the opposition your team plays to go and talk about the up and coming match on the rivals teams page?


{Ed033's Note - currently we the 'match posts page' on here and the LCF site, which could act as an 'away dressing room page'



18 Jul 2019 15:59:54
What's this World Club Cup that's gaining traction in the news. Is this the appetiser before the breakaway European league is introduced?


1.) 18 Jul 2019 16:10:47
Goes on every year if you win the champions league you go into it, its been going on years.

2.) 18 Jul 2019 16:38:35
That's the World Club Championship. The World Club Cup is supposedly a 24 team tournament that will be on in China in the summer of 2021. More than likely a load of pony.

3.) 18 Jul 2019 17:07:06
anyone know if its to replace the club world championship?



16 Jul 2019 17:54:05
Hi ed002. A supposed bid for Sergej Milenkovic Savic has gone in. Would he be a Pogba replacement only or could he be brought in to add to the midfield numbers? Seems Pogba would have to be moved on before someone like SMS is brought in.


{Ed002's Note - I have explained this over and over. Try searching.}




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04 Sep 2019 11:37:32
I completely agree with all of that Ludwig. My point is that Ole is getting praised for his promotion of youth yet the facts show he's quite reluctant to play them. I would like to see them coming on when we need a lift. I don't think anyone is expecting them to be starters.

Chong should have went out on loan. He isn't going to rack up many minutes. Hopefully Gomes gets games because we are crying out for some guile and creativity up forward.

I'm not knocking Ole for not putting kids into the team. But he shouldn't be lauded for it either.




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04 Sep 2019 08:38:20
Ole promotes the youth in his press conferences. Has that transpired onto the pitch? I'd say no. We've been drawing or losing in the last 3 games and Ole has given Greenwood 30 odd minutes. McT had already played a host of games so he's not exactly new to the first team. Lingard has been atrocious. No Gomes. Mata comes into the team. No Chong. Our "best finisher at the club" gets the last few minutes when we're chasing a game. Granted it is early in the season, but when the results don't go our way over the next few months, Ole will play the old pro's and not turn to youth.

Before every window we make a dreamlist of players to improve our team. What makes you think over the next 3 or 4 Windows we will do the right business? Our record in the transfer market recently makes for terrible reading.

Hypothetically if we do revamp the squad with the quality of players we need to start consistently moving up the table. Is Ole a good enough coach to get the best out of a group of players? I'm very worried that our managers ability to effect games from the bench. Which brings it into a wider point, that he doesn't know how to bounce back after a poor result, mirroring his inability to effect change.

The biggest problem is though that we don't have 2 or 3 years to let Ole learn on the job. We already have players from Spurs turning us down (no disrespect). Eriksson would rather stay at Spurs than join Man Utd. Our stock in the football world is falling. There a newer modern stadiums being built every year. Better managers with more standing in the game. Younger players won't dream of playing for United, sponsors won't pay as much.

We will always be a behemoth of a club. But there are huge clubs that have spent decades in the wilderness and we are not above that.




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29 Aug 2019 16:23:08
Very good AJH. Looking into the neighbours house and thinking everything is rosey isn't necessarily the case.




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29 Aug 2019 13:03:24
Very kind Ed, thank you.




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06 Aug 2019 08:43:37
Some Italian journalist Alfredo Pedulla who's close to Sarri said he's willing to accept our offer. How true it is I don't know. It may be Juventus' last attempt to force the lad out the door.

We'll know how true it is in the coming days.





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21 Sep 2019 17:22:06
Mort, if Poch gets sacked tomorrow, he wouldn't be waiting around long before a top club gives him a call. He is an incredibly impressive manager. It may be that his time with those players is coming to an end, maybe they have reached their ceiling.

Whatever peoples views on Ole are, I don't think belittling a manager who has been very impressive over the last few years is the right way to prove that Ole is the right man for Manchester United.




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21 Sep 2019 14:51:27
Comments like this are tedious. 99% of people who watch football would rather Poch in charge of their team over Ole. Context is huge. A manager who has consistently delivered with a club who have a smaller transfer and wage budget of teams they consistently finish above, whilst moving into a new stadium, improving the majority of their players. Play with a clear and concise plan. Done a good job at previous clubs. Going through a difficult patch after a champions league final loss. And you're using this a stick to beat fans who have a problem with our manager?




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09 Sep 2019 13:37:55
Dicked around every club we approached with insulting low ball offers.
Priced our players that have no future at the club out of deals.
Sat on the fence in regards to Pogba, that will more than likely backfire as the season progresses.
Lost Herrera, Lukaku and Sanchez and didn't replace any of them.
Shored up the defence but let the manager down in terms of numbers and recruitment needed.




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03 Sep 2019 19:44:58
Much appreciated ed. Our fans can't agree on much lately so I'll cancel the whip round.




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28 Aug 2019 17:21:42
Whatever your stance on Ole is, what are peoples minimum expectations this season? Must he get top 4?