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09 Mar 2021 11:35:48
Rumours today that cavani will not be extending, any truth in this Ed’s?

RedWhiskey

{Ed002's Note - Edinson Cavani (S) out of contract and wants to move to Boca Juniors. His agent has a plan to offer, as I have mentioned before, Andre Silva (S) who was recomemnded to several clubs, certainly including Everton and Manchester United, by a very high-end independent scout who used to play in the Premier League. This dates back to last summer before his loan became a permanent move. But his agent may look to figure out a move to Old Trafford if Cavani leaves.}


1.) 09 Mar 2021 12:43:02
Not a good news that Cavani would be looking to leave. With Martial blowing hot and cold, we would definitely need a reliable Centre Forward.


2.) 09 Mar 2021 12:32:42
Ed, if its not too much trouble could you tell us what other forwards we may look at as replacements?

{Ed002's Note - There is not much at this time - if Kane were available at a reasonable price they would be keen. There has been interest in Moussa Dembele (S) whose loan is not going at all well at Atletico Madrid and that may put them off taking up their option to buy the player - would now be seen as risky but Manchester Inited could yet offer an option. Or they could look to the versatility of a Leon Bailey type player.}


3.) 09 Mar 2021 13:12:28
Wow I wasn't expecting that. Such a shame as he's made a positive impact when available. One of those players I wish we'd signed a number of years ago.

It makes signing a centre forward a top priority if Cavani is to leave.

Thanks for the info Ed.

{Ed002's Note - The alternative would be another Falcao, ZI, EC type player at the end of their careers that MU might be able to squeeze a little more out of him.}


4.) 09 Mar 2021 13:32:37
Ed002 Can I ask if there's any interest in Dominic Calvert-Lewin? I couldn't find anything on a search so perhaps not.

{Ed002's Note - No there isn’t.}


5.) 09 Mar 2021 13:51:02
Thank you Ed.


6.) 09 Mar 2021 16:28:36
I don't proclaim to understand all the nuances around contracts but I always thought it was a 1 year deal with the option to extend for a further year and that the club could trigger that extra year.
Apologies if this is wrong and I have missunderstood how this works.
I have always liked Cavani and wished we had got him years ago, beast of a team player.

{Ed077's Note - I have really liked Cavani when he has played; but he has missed too many games and struggled to get an extended run to make a big difference on a consistent basis.


7.) 09 Mar 2021 17:52:43
His dad has pretty much confirmed he’s going to boca in the summer.


8.) 09 Mar 2021 17:54:30
If Utd want to compete they’re going to have to bite the bullet and buy a top striker in the summer. Cavani has been pretty good but he’s too injury prone for another season. We may end up wasting our time on a fruitless pursuit of Haaland.


9.) 09 Mar 2021 18:37:13
Or play Greenwood up top and buy a Sancho type player.

{Ed002's Note - Like Bailey.}


10.) 09 Mar 2021 18:53:02
I think Bailey doesn't have an attitude problem or ego like Sancho has.


11.) 09 Mar 2021 20:44:24
When did martial blow hot this season. been blowing cold and colder.


12.) 09 Mar 2021 22:45:48
Aguero is available on a free 😉.


13.) 10 Mar 2021 08:37:55
Martial had had an average season. However the season before he was excellent. Maybe now he knows Cavani is off has improved his performance and mood.

As per Ed’s comments, I think the club know they’ll not get Haaland, C.V. has stopped them splashing mega millions, so Bailey or similar etc will come and Greenwood will rotate up front with Martial.

Should Pogba stay and extend, we will not need an extra creative midfielder.

Let’s be honest, last season’s front three of Rashford, Martial and Greenwood was awesome. Just lacked strength in depth and options.

Not sure who made the point but goals aren’t the issue it seems - goals against are.

I think a summer of three signings is the absolute maximum we will see/ require - CB, DM, Forward. Maybe a punt on Jovic/ Dembele/ Bailey would be sensible.

{Ed077's Note - really Martial has had an average season in you eyes?

Martial has had one good game this season which was against City last Sunday and has consistently been one of the worst players throughout the season IMO.}


14.) 10 Mar 2021 08:53:27
I think we are too quick to want to offload players Ed77. Yes he’s been below par this season, but last season he was one of our best players. There’s a quality player in there, and it’s up to him, OGS and coaching team to get that player out consistently. Whether it’s because he’s sulking, hates competition, has personal issues or the tactics don’t suit him. I have no idea but I for one would be keen to keep him over spending £50m+ on someone else who we don’t need.

{Ed077's Note - but he has been woeful this season. If managers arent afforded the luxury of having a poor poor season than why is a player who has had 1 good season in 4-5 yrs and a horrible season so far be given the first choice role? Cavani has made himself first choice when fit this season so I dont see your argument in saying signing someone to replace him if he leaves isnt needed.}


15.) 10 Mar 2021 09:15:58
Not arguing he’s been poor Ed - that’s been clear to see. But the coaching staff have to look at why, and also why do they keep playing him if he lacks the talent (which don’t believe is the issue) .

Regarding the Cavani love in that’s the point. He’s not been readily available at all due to consistent muscle injuries that have been a part of his career for recent years and he wants out - his Dad made that pretty clear yesterday.

{Ed077's Note - And most are saying if Cavani leaves we need to replace him, because he has effectively been first choice when available. The frustration with Martial isnt because people think he lacks talent, actually its the opposite, he just doesnt do anywhere near what he is capable of, for most people.}


16.) 10 Mar 2021 09:32:37
He is a frustrating player for sure. He’s not a striker though either as we can all see. Cavani has highlighted a need in our team that should be addressed. A No9 who is cunning, aggressive, and occupies defenders allowing Rashford, Bruno, Greenwood, and dare I say Martial to play off them.

{Ed077's Note - Thats too many attackers lol.

Martial was played on the left wing, people said he was more of a No.9. Now he hasnt been much better as a CF so he is a CAM?}


17.) 10 Mar 2021 09:37:19
Wing back next! The truth is watching the whole team is currently frustrating. They’re all hot and cold with the exception of Bruno.

{Ed077's Note - I think someone else said it here but Martial has not been hot this season, he has been cold and colder. I thought last season the penny had finally dropped for Martial but he has gone back to his previous sulky self.}


18.) 10 Mar 2021 09:46:47
Then it’s a mental block rather than an ability one it seems.

{Ed077's Note - he is 25 yrs old already, he wont get over his "mental block" now if he is so weak mentally. For me he doesnt have the fire on his belly to be a top top player.}


19.) 10 Mar 2021 10:36:22
martial has been poor because that is the player he is. no time for players who don't want to work hard,

he is lazy, doesn't make run doesn't stretch players, and other than the ok game against city he has been terrible.


20.) 10 Mar 2021 12:01:00
Never seen anyone so blindly defend martial. He’s piss poor and he’s had more than enough time to showcase his abilities.


21.) 10 Mar 2021 12:39:34
Because interestingly over 250 games for the club both he and Rashford share almost identical goals and assist records and I assume we’ve not yet got started on the Rashford bashing just yet? Nothing blind about my analysis- he’s a highly effective player when in form. Which this season he is not. Yet he is still preferred above other options byvarious managers and coaches. They must see something others don’t.

{Ed077's Note - Jose didn't want to keep him. LVG didn't have many options. OGS is the only manager that you can say has continued with him and even then Martial doesn't play the major games if Cavani is available. Cavani has shown him up, Martial just doesn't do enough to be leading the line for a team that has aspirations to compete at the highest level.


Also were you not around when people wanted Rashford to be dropped and even sold just a few months ago. And Radford offers a lot more to the team than Martial, and he is homegrown and club trained so even if you have to choose between the 2 of them the sensible option is to choose Rashford. Also don't forget Rashford is almost 2 years younger.


22.) 10 Mar 2021 12:53:41
Age is irrelevant as people develop at different rates both mentally and physically.

I was around reading the ridiculous posts about getting rid of Rashford, just as I am now on Martial. You back up my point Ed.

As for Jose - this is the same Jose created an horrendous atmosphere amongst players and fans at our club, that tried to force out Luke Shaw and dropped him for Ashley Young and played Fellaini every week. The same Jose that has Bale and Dele Alli on the bench every week at Spurs? Yeah I remember him and good riddance to him.

Seems to me if there is a problem with Martial, then the criticism should be aimed at the manager, coaches and club for keeping him.


23.) 10 Mar 2021 14:59:33
Eric, Rashford's work rate is incomparable to Martial.
Even in the last match, Rashy chased down 70 yards to stop a City attack.

Will Martial do that?
Work rate and right attitude is the bare minimum expected from any player.


24.) 10 Mar 2021 16:43:38
I’m not criticising either player (especially not Rashford) in any of my posts. I think they’re both valuable players for our team. In fact anybody asking for Rashford to be sold I think is a fool.

I’d love to see the stats though behind this lazy tag on how little Martial works and runs - is this published anywhere? It’s genuinely a really fascinating debate and why I love football as two people can see and interpret the same thing very differently.

{Ed077's Note - but you also seem to think that Martial is a great and has been doing well and people are wrong to criticise him; or thats how your posts portray which in my opinion, MY OPINION is surprising given how poor Martial has been all season.}


25.) 10 Mar 2021 17:58:55
Not at all. Nowhere have I said he’s had a good season. Read what I have said. Although Do I think he’s a good player though? Yes I absolutely do.

To label him as lazy though is an interesting one for me - I’d like to see how much runs compared to the team using stats before I agree or disagree. The perception is he’s lazy due to his style, but not sure whether the facts back that up.

We decided to move him to a 9 - this is his second full full season in that role. l as a professional footballer at elite level. He’s learning it as he goes and was never going to be as good as Cavani at it in that side of time who is a proven craftsman at his trade in that piston albeit a dwindling force now. The fact he’s not massively improved at it, in fact regressed this season, I think is more damning on our manager (an ex striker) and coaches than it is him.

{Ed077's Note - I didnt say you said he has had a good season. Read what I have said. I dont think anybody likes his body language and application most of the times and it is understandable why it puts some people off specially during his bad runs, which have been more frequent than his good runs.

You seem to miss one very important point in a lot of this discussion; that most of the striker talk has been around the fact that Cavani seems very willing to leave for Boca Juniors and hence needs replacing. Some want to get shot of Martial instead of Cavani but that looks less likely.}


26.) 10 Mar 2021 18:18:43
His body language and style do give the wrong perception Ed for sure. I also think he does run - just makes the wrong type of runs as he’s not been trained as a natural a striker.

Given Cavani almost certainly gone, who’s your pick to replace if we assume Haaland is not an option? Jovic? Silva? Greenwood moved centrally?

{Ed077's Note - DCL maybe, although looks unlikely. Maybe Patson Daka. I am a little bit skeptical about signing attackers from Frankfurt. I am unsure whether the players are so good or if its the system and the manager thats really good. But if the club is convinced about Andre Silva then he will have full support from me.


27.) 10 Mar 2021 18:25:10
DCL would be my choice but he’s going to be too pricey I think.

Silva looking likely. Or keep Martial 😂😂😂😂.

{Ed077's Note - keep Martial but still need to replace Cavani. The academy lads dont look ready just yet either.}


28.) 10 Mar 2021 18:31:00
No I’d agree on that. Few years off yet.


29.) 11 Mar 2021 00:23:30
If I were EW I’d be going all out for Haaland. He hasn’t been able to get a proper run in the side due to injuries and suspension, but Cavani has shown us what a difference a proper CF can do in this side and for my money there isn’t a better one out there than Haaland right now.

Despite our poor relationship with his agent, I do wonder whether we’re well placed to strike a deal due to the Pogba situation. IIrc, were we to sell him this summer the fee would go to Pogba and his agent and so there’s very little incentive for us to do so unless we can strike some sort of deal. If that deal happened to be allowing them to keep all of the fee in exchange for getting a deal for Haaland over the line then I certainly wouldn’t say no. By all accounts, Dortmund need to sell, Haaland isn’t against a move to Manchester and his agent will likely push for whichever deal is going to line his pockets the most. It seems very doable, although will no doubt cost a lot.

I hate football agents and how greedy and influential they’ve become, but sometimes you have to deal with the devil in order to get things done. If we don’t, one of our rivals will.


 

 

11 Jan 2021 23:50:46
Moussa dembele joins atletico, seems a simeone striker to me be good to see how he gets on. Looks like caicedo is heading to Brighton then out on loan. TFM to Bayer Leverkusen.

RedWhiskey

1.) 12 Jan 2021 06:51:11
I wonder why Utd opted against Caicedo?

ED002 I read reports that there were a lot of intermediaries involved in this pote tial transfer, is that true?

{Ed002's Note - It is not uncommon with South American players.}


2.) 12 Jan 2021 11:02:21
Hatter, While I can't speak for the club, personally I was a little surprised by the link to Caicedo in the first place. Obviously a talented player and supposedly available for a very fair price.

Yet what United need is someone ready and able to step in and be that holding midfielder we can build the next side around. I'm not sure a 19 year old coming straight out of South America is the right person for that.

We have some depth in midfield already, with Pogba, Matic, Fred, McTominay and Donny. While we have some excellent young players of a similar age to Caicedo coming through, Garner being the obvious and most highly rated of them.

Personally I think we need that holding shielding player who can control the tempo. Saul would be ideal, Rice could be a good option as well. I think Caicedo looks better in a more box to box role, and at his age and level of experience I don't think he is ready to jump in and be first choice.


3.) 12 Jan 2021 11:06:17
Shappy,

Saul would be ideal. It's a shame Pogba wasn't allowed to go in the summer and Saul bought in as a replacement.


4.) 12 Jan 2021 11:06:31
Thanks ED002.


 

 

30 Jul 2020 11:51:46
Anybody interested in taking Chong on loan for next season at the moment Ed’s?

RedWhiskey

{Ed002's Note - Not that I am aware.}


 

 

16 Jul 2020 09:24:22
Reports stating we are now possibly looking at Thiago Alcantara. nonsense 002?

RedWhiskey

{Ed002's Note - Thiago Alcantara (CM/DM) was expected to extend at Bayern Munich but looking at options - Juventus may be interested, and Manchester United might see him as an option. LIverpool have not approached Bayern Munich and has no agreement regardless of what the Fat Kid From Bolton and his invisible friend says. Bayern Munich expected Thiago to extend at Bayern Munich but they do not want to pay more than the €12M a year he is currently on. Bayern Munich have said that they have not been approached by any other side since an enquiry from Juventus and have explicitly stated that Liverpool have not approached them.}


1.) 16 Jul 2020 10:03:29
Thiago's ability to receive the ball from the defence and progress it through midfield would be a brilliant asset to have. We have struggled for years in this regard and while he is a less attack minded player than Grealish, I'd say he would help our attacking play even more.


2.) 16 Jul 2020 10:25:55
Where would he fit in? Would he get into the starting 11? Would he be happy on the bench? I mean. he’s not got the height or physical prowess to replace Matic and I definitely can’t see him starting over Bruno or Pogba.

I also think it doesn’t look good going for a player we chased after years ago, just like Kroos.


3.) 16 Jul 2020 10:41:22
I would be surprised if we went for him. He is getting on a little and hasn’t got the best injury record. Quality at what he does though as rj mentions.


4.) 16 Jul 2020 10:52:54
Him not starting every game may be an issue, potentially as will a salary of 12m + a year. But at the 40m price mentioned, he will be good value overall. I see him as an excellent option when we get pressed by teams similar to Southampton earlier in the week. He is excellent at receiving the ball and keeping it or playing it behind. Our midfield lacks ball control and creativity beyond pogba and bruno and we do not want to run Bruno / Pogba into the ground and ruin them. He also adds experience and is a serial winner - is pals with DeGea from their spain u21 days and is the right age not to block any youngsters coming into the team.
If the 5 substitutions per game becomes the norm next season, which i expect it to, then thiago will play at least 30 games a season, starting 15-20 of them. This week was the first time we played the same team for 4 games in a row in the last 20 years. We can't do that for 38 games next season!
When Kevin Debruyne can sit on the bench and understand that its a squad game - so can Thiago Alcantara. Moreover, if he wants to come to the premier league, our planned style of play will suit him the well unless he wants to go to city and join Pep.
I hope we go for him, but i doubt it will happen. Fingers crossed though.


5.) 16 Jul 2020 11:10:01
I have always been impressed with Alcantara.
Very good vision and passing ability.
He can dictate play from deep and provide killer balls to our pacey forwards.

Another technically good player with proven pedigree. I think his experience can prove to be valuable for our young squad.


6.) 16 Jul 2020 11:24:51
He would have been great had we got him when he went to munich but at the wages and fees and injuries? No brainer for me -spend the cash on Saul- For other regarded positions: test inters resolve with Skriniar and for the right wing try and get Chiesa instead of Sancho. Would be more than happy with that trio in.


7.) 16 Jul 2020 13:02:01
Cracking player. He is 29 not 39. People talk about him like he is over the hill 😂.


8.) 16 Jul 2020 13:19:11
I'd rip bayern arm off for him, fabulous footballer.


9.) 16 Jul 2020 13:47:12
If he played 30 plus games a season he would be fantastic to have.
Personally I'd be surprised he has a poor injury record and is not the profile of player we are linked with recently.
If pogba stays it gives us some great options.
No harm at all getting a real experienced high class player in if his attitude desire hunger and professionalism is high class too. Proven winner.
Would be a Great option to have imo.


10.) 16 Jul 2020 14:51:19
Fantastic player, but I'm not sure he is the type of player we should be looking at. If Pogba leaves then he would be a great replacement in that deeper creative role.

But I think midfield of Thiago, Pogba and Bruno although aesthetically pleasing might lack enough grit and defensive nous to be successful across a season.

Also I don't think his age, cost and injury record fits the clubs ideal profile for new signings.


11.) 16 Jul 2020 14:59:53
4-4-2 with a midfield diamond would be the only way to fit thiago, pogba and bruno in the same side.

Only see it happening if pogba gets a move away.


12.) 16 Jul 2020 14:59:53
4-4-2 with a midfield diamond would be the only way to fit thiago, pogba and bruno in the same side.

Only see it happening if pogba gets a move away.


13.) 16 Jul 2020 15:27:29
Id take him over Grealish all day.


14.) 16 Jul 2020 15:51:18
agree singh but saul would be a) the better profile of playerb) the better value long term and imo the better player out of the 2- can but wish eh?


15.) 16 Jul 2020 16:16:43
Would add flexibility to the team and certainly could help with rotating Pogba and Bruno. One for the more technically minded but would he fit in with the 4222 that we have heard historically Olly likes.


16.) 16 Jul 2020 16:19:49
Doubt we will get Saul if Pogba stays so it makes sense to get Thiago and wait for a year or two to replace Matic with Saul if he is still available.


17.) 16 Jul 2020 17:49:23
Don't need a another Bastian Schweinstger. Plus at that wrong age now. Sign him for 3 years before performance will drop. Plus he would be a replacement for Pogba. Plus can he hack it on a rainy night down in Stoke. Bundesliga a decent league but the Premier League something else. I rather play McTominay or give James Garner more of a opportunity.


18.) 17 Jul 2020 23:12:13
Thomas Partey would be an awesome signing for us if Pogba stays. Sadly we can't be interested in every player out there.


 

 

14 Jul 2020 08:39:15
For 002 if around. Any progress on the search for a right winger? You mentioned trying to sell a move to Manchester to Chiesa, is it a possibility?

RedWhiskey

{Ed002's Note - Nothing has changed from what I have previously stated as far as I know.}


1.) 14 Jul 2020 10:26:45
I still can't look beyond Willian. I know Ed2 has shut that down on numerous occasions but if he's available he'd be immense for a few seasons. Quality and works his socks off.


2.) 14 Jul 2020 10:52:18
Chiesa is a cracking player, but I do worry about the idea that we need to convince him to leave Italy. Italian players have a very patchy record when they've moved outside of Italy.

If the kid doesn't want to leave Italy then how long will it be before he wants to go back.

I don't think we should be having to convince any player to sign for us. It's not like we are a club they will have never heard of, players know who Manchester United are. History suggests very few players who don't want to sign for a club do and succeed.


3.) 14 Jul 2020 11:31:36
Willian is going to command a huge wage and I fear it will likely end in tears as it did with Sanchez. He’s likely to lose his pace.


4.) 14 Jul 2020 13:42:51
Willian, as good as he might be, is not the direction we should be looking in my opinion.


5.) 14 Jul 2020 15:13:17
Willian is not an option as i understand it. He will either renew with Chelsea he wants 3 years. Or he will probably sign for spurs. His family are settled in London and they have other business interests there too.

{Ed002's Note - And Manchester United have shown no interest.}


6.) 14 Jul 2020 21:42:21
Chiesa is a quality player though sounds as though he’s waiting for a bigger Italian club to come in for him?


7.) 15 Jul 2020 07:55:46
Big step for anyone to leave their home country shappy. Maybe not simply the case trying to convince him to join United. Maybe an Ed can elaborate on why he needs convincing.

But it's always a tough decision to make, leaving your home, no matter how big a job opportunity is presented.

Could also be the case, that once he gets here and settles, he might be absolutely fine. I think it's unfair to dismiss it at this point without knowing the facts.

{Ed002's Note - It is taking a youngster out of his comfort zone of sunny Italy with the wonderful Mediterranean food and the beautiful girls laughing as they zip around on their Vespas to move to the grim, wet and cobbled streets of Northwest of England where there would be a significant cultural change, overweight tattooed women pushing wheelchairs with kids who look like their brothers, smog, dead & dying pit ponies laying on the street, little chance of football at the highest level and only chips and fried curry to eat.}


8.) 15 Jul 2020 09:22:34
Thanks ed, I heard that's exactly what his thinking is 😂

I heard he wasn't too keen on watching every episode of Corrie either.


9.) 15 Jul 2020 09:52:31
I don’t think Ed002 has been to Manchester since the 1800s, it gives us more of an idea of his / her age at least!


10.) 15 Jul 2020 12:24:12
😂GDS.

I think Manchester is a lovely place. Always enjoy my trips up there. Some beautiful spots for players to live there too. Cheshire has some lovely spots.

Always a culture shock though for any southern European player moving there. Especially if they are young.

I'd imagine it's the sale of moving to the UK rather than the move to United.


11.) 16 Jul 2020 16:53:53
Come on ed002 have you seen Angela's ashes? Manchester is paradise compared to rural Ireland were the kids are still educated in bush schools before a 6 hour shift picking potatoes in the fields😂
Im not sure what it is, obviously a cultural thing but Spanish players seem to travel and settle a lot better than Italian players into England.

{Ed002's Note - I have not seen it Ken. Players from some countries struggle to settle in England.}


 

 

 

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30 Apr 2021 07:09:40
Absolutely thrilled with that second half response. Cavani resigning for another year would be my top priority if I was ole. He offers so much more up top than anyone else at present and the likes of haaland and Kane are quite possibly unattainable.

RedWhiskey

1.) 30 Apr 2021 07:46:29
The team needs to work with Cavani and the runs he makes.


2.) 30 Apr 2021 09:01:11
Cavani has been a great asset this season: but he's 34 and wants to go back home to be nearer his family- please let that sink in! We need to build for the future but we cannot forget, his contribution.


 

 

24 Apr 2021 08:21:46
What a real piece of rubbish Giggs has turned into. Shocking behaviour.

RedWhiskey

{Ed077's Note - I wish I could remove him from our history.}


1.) 24 Apr 2021 09:06:33
Why ed077?

{Ed077's Note - because he is so intrinsic with our PL history. Violence against women is a big no-no for me.}


2.) 24 Apr 2021 10:28:48
So do you want to wait until he is found guilty or are you going to appoint yourself jury and executioner?
Thankfully in this part of the world there is presumed innocence until proven guilty.
I think you are a tad early in wanting to right off a club legends history and contrbution.
Is being guilty of drink driving enough for you to write of someone's contribution? Tax evasion? Aggregvated assault? If so its going to be a long list of players you want to eradicate from our history.
If giggs is guilty his reputation will be tarnished (it already has been no doubt) but for a crime committed 5 years after his last club appointment I would see no reason to wipe him from our history.
I don't condone violence but I also try no to condemn innocent people until proven otherwise.


3.) 24 Apr 2021 10:47:48
What I find funny is that in modern society we seem unable to consider someone's achievements and the person they are. We seem to intrinsically link the two. Like you can't achieve great things without being a great person. Which of course is absolute bull.

Many great things have been achieved by horrible people. As a society we need to be able to revere the achievement without idolising the person.

Ryan Giggs achievements in a United shirt will never be undone, and rightly for his footballing talent he'll be remembered as a great footballer for our club.

However, his actions off the pitch suggest he probably isn't the nicest of people. Cheating with his brothers wife, while currently accused of violence against women, for which he may or may not be convicted.

As people we are complex, and we are everything that we do, say and think. Great achievements do not wipe the slate clean of bad deeds, likewise bad deeds do not invalidate great achievements.


4.) 24 Apr 2021 10:51:27
At the end of the day, great player but not a great person.

Every club has countless. We’ve had best and Rooney for example. There’s a reason they say never meet your hero’s.


5.) 24 Apr 2021 11:19:19
Met my hero Bruce Springsteen and very nice he was too. But take your point, Caolan, in their respective fields Giggsy, Best, Rooney Mike Tyson, Van Morrison, countless others have that "flawed genius " stamp, probably better revered from a distance.


6.) 24 Apr 2021 11:00:28
Agree shappy.
Ed077 probably only said what a lot of people feel in anger but thankfully I don't live in a world like that.
I can bet that lots of folk will be up in arms but I'd suggest that many are part of what's app groups that have seen pics or comments made demeaning women and have laughed at them. So just taking their moral compass and pointing it where its acceptable to them not on what's socially acceptable. Lots of town clocks here with lots of faces.

{Ed077's Note - more in disappointment than anger ken ( but a bit of anger too). I don't like "Man Utd legend" being mentioned every other sentence. Like Shappy said, him as a player and his achievements at MUFC has nothing to do with it.


7.) 24 Apr 2021 13:51:17
Of course they don't have anything to do with it ed077 I agree 100% so I wouldn't be in favour if wiping him from it history.

{Ed077's Note - it won't happen anyways.


8.) 24 Apr 2021 15:35:53
Ed I'm sure plenty will come out that is very unpleasant and unsavoury at best and Ryan may well find himself abandoned by sponsors and fans alike and will find it hard to rebuild any sort of personal reputation. So much has been revealed already about his private life its a wonder that anybody could trust him or much of what he says.
Made the most of his talents on the pitch but not a person I admire off the pitch at all I think we can both agree on that.


9.) 24 Apr 2021 16:57:18
I once met one of my heroes. Richie Blackmore. Guitar rock legend? Indeed. In person? What a complete self pleasurer he is.


10.) 24 Apr 2021 21:40:13
Is that Clayton blackore's brother? 🤣.


11.) 24 Apr 2021 22:58:00
You mean ex Man City schoolboy Ryan Giggs? 😉.


 

 

11 Apr 2021 22:22:58
Anyone see mourinhos interview? He is losing his marbles.

RedWhiskey

1.) 11 Apr 2021 23:15:09
To be fair I think Jose will talk nonsense to detract from the fact his team are in turmoil. He will blame anything and anyone, its not the first time his players have play acted against us look at martial's sending off in the game at OT.


2.) 11 Apr 2021 23:17:26
Following the same old script is Jose. deflection from another poor performance.


3.) 12 Apr 2021 07:08:24
Yes Tim, Jose always finds something to blame. This time it was Ole.

{Ed077's Note - Who cares. I'm just happy that this time we are the victors and they cant win a thing despite the great season Kane and Son are having.}


4.) 12 Apr 2021 00:40:54
Yep. He want to take a look at why his squad is underperforming so badly. Pretty much accused Ole of child abuse for hypothetically not feeding them 🤣🙈

The mentality of this man utd squad cannot be questioned. The setback of the decisions in the first half would rattle many teams. The combination of no foul on rash, very similar foul ruling out fantastic goal on VAR review, and then Son scoring the goal. You could see it affected the team and bench.

But the second half there was only really one team playing. We even tried to score for tottenham because they were doing so badly! Glad we're not dissecting the crazy decisions, and instead remembering a proper performance that was truely enjoyable to watch. Please Cavani, stay another year. You know you want to.


5.) 12 Apr 2021 09:15:28
Mourinho is a man who is struggling to understand why do what he used to do isn't working anymore.

But rather than be humble and realise the need to change and learn he just keeps stubbornly sticking to the methods that worked for him 15 years ago.

Serie A is the only top league in Europe where I can see Jose being a success again.

Other than that maybe a crack at international football, as his tactics better suit knockout football as opposed to league football.

{Ed077's Note - why Serie A Shaps?}


6.) 12 Apr 2021 11:08:46
Ole's post-match comments on the disallowed goal were a bit odd (100% should have stood, I mean more the father/ son angle) but Mourinho's were typical Mourinho. Complex, cryptic, bizarre and just another attempt to draw attention. It always works as we always end up talking about them.
I enjoyed watching Spurs at the start of the season and even ad them down as dark horses to win something - Kane and Son were the best partnership in the league. Since then the whole Ali fallout, the bizarre substitutions and defensive approach. it's not going to end well. Not sure if Mourinho will get the axe, but that stadium isn't going to pay for itself sadly, so it seems unlikely Kane will stay and they'll snap up Ing or someone of that ilk.

{Ed077's Note - the inability to defend leads is quite atypical and unheard of for a Mourinho team.}


7.) 12 Apr 2021 12:15:25
Ed077, I think Jose's style of play suits the Italian league far better than some other top leagues.

Then of course there is the issue that he has burnt quite a few bridges in other leagues.

In La Liga I don't see Real Madrid ever having him back, by extension Barcelona and Atletico will never hire him. So if he went back to La Liga it would be at a club like Valencia which means he would be unlikely to win the league there.

He doesn't strike me as the kind of manager Bayern Munich would ever consider. While the other Bundesliga teams wouldn't suit Jose's ego or be able to pay his wages. So I don't ever see him in the Bundesliga.

PSG are a possible shout in Ligue 1, and he could go there. But it seems that they are more interested in younger coaches with Tuchel and Pochettino their last two appointments. He could go to PSG, but Ligue 1 is the weakest of the top 5 leagues in terms of prestige, it would be a step down for Jose, I'm not sure his ego will be totally happy with that.

In England he won't go back to Chelsea or United. City and Liverpool would never consider him and he is burning this bridges at Spurs. Really that only leaves Leicester or Arsenal as possible destinations and I doubt either would seriously consider him.

Which really just leaves Italy where his reputation is still as a top class manager and he hasn't burned his bridges. I could see Inter, AC Milan, Napoli and possibly Juventus all considering him if they needed a new coach.

It just seems like the obvious choice, a league where he still stands a chance to get a job at a top club with the ability to win the league, coupled with a style of play that is more acceptable and even appreciated there.

{Ed077's Note - Serie A isnt much defensive now-a-days either though.}


8.) 12 Apr 2021 14:12:02
it isn't as defensive as it was in the 90's, but it is still the most defensive league in Europe. While I would also say that there isn't a country in the world as appreciative as Italy when it come to defensive tactical play.

While the Spanish and the British find it boring, the Italians see a beauty to it. I think as a defensive coach you will get far more time and respect in Italy than you would anywhere else.

José's treble with Inter Milan was based on low block, two banks of four sit deep and tight football. He was excellent at it. His side played with a commitment to win every 50/ 50, they even expected to win the 60/ 40's against them. The Italians loved it and still hold him in high regard. Even those who aren't Inter fans think he's a great manager, and appreciated his football.

Whereas, Spurs fans started questioning him within months. They may have been prepared to accept it for a short while if it means winning something for the first time in 30 odd years. But if not then bump him off down the road, is their attitude.


 

 

13 Feb 2021 14:45:38
More and more impressed with Rodgers and how he has gotten Leicester playing with a team hardly full of superstars.

RedWhiskey

1.) 13 Feb 2021 14:54:47
Leicester were out played mostly today, difference is that Alisson seems to be on a self destruct mission at the moment.


2.) 13 Feb 2021 14:58:56
I thought Leicester played well today for about 10 minutes .
Got thd result tho anf that's what counts.
Just shows what a difference confidence makes , the scouse fell apart once they conceded the first and had played well up until that point.


3.) 13 Feb 2021 15:09:42
Leicester were played off the park for initial 60 mins.
But Rodgers has done a good job with them.


4.) 13 Feb 2021 15:34:18
100% if United played in the same way we would be called lucky. Leicester were outplayed for 80 minutes, then Liverpool hit the self destruct button and concede 3 goals in 7 minutes.

While there is a lot to like about Leicester today wasn't a great performance.


5.) 13 Feb 2021 18:12:35
Interesting look on it guys, wasn’t particularly referring to the game today but they like Liverpool have injury problems but gone about business quietly and are holding their own.

What’s everyone’s opinion on Barnes? Turning into a quality player. Southgate will have some headache deciding the euros squad.


6.) 13 Feb 2021 18:55:20
He is good player Barnes some good English players at the moment.


7.) 13 Feb 2021 20:50:07
Love harvey Barnes he is a throw back to an old fashioned player. He reminds me of a young Lee sharpe. Not quite as pacey.
Just drives at the defender all the time.
Lots of good young English players is right jred. Really good quality getting them into a team not so easy. Lots of talent. Rashford greenwood cal lew, kane Hudson odi sancho grealish foden sterling maddison all fighting over 3 or 4 places in the team. Greenwood probably not in the equation but I'm sure I've left others out. If fit kame and sterling probably start the rest is anyone's guess.


8.) 13 Feb 2021 20:57:22
Ken I think kane is the key to it all but English football is on the up imo .


9.) 13 Feb 2021 21:42:00
The scouse lost. 🤣🤣🤣.


 

 

10 Feb 2021 14:54:38
I have to admit I wasn’t an advocate for signing grealish last summer but as of recent we’ve seen how hard it is for us to break down low block teams. Assuming pogba leaves and dvb also, I am very much the other side of the fence now. I think grealish would be perfect for us right now depending the cost. Against harder to break down teams him in a three with Bruno and hopefully a new signing at dm he would help a lot. He could also cover lw throughout the season with perhaps rashford central or right. Cavani I think will get another season so it would work. Rashford has a mean cross on his right. Or even greenwood right rash central and grealish left. 442 diamond too he would fit. Bruno a bit deeper alongside mctominay and someone to hold. It’s clear to see we need another creative player. Open to discussion what you lads reckon?

RedWhiskey

1.) 10 Feb 2021 15:39:49
I think Grealish could also add an option on the right. Plenty of times I've seen him pop up on the right during games and play fantastic passes and crosses from there, I've become convinced that he could play on the right just as effectively as the left.

He also seems like a player who can be shuffled around different positions without suffering as much as a lot of players do.


2.) 10 Feb 2021 16:42:37
He would of been a great addition imo.


3.) 10 Feb 2021 17:05:26
He's absolutely brilliant. He would of been perfect for United.


4.) 10 Feb 2021 18:01:44
No doubt he's been in excellent form this season, following on from a strong finish to last season keeping Villa in the EPL.

I'm still not convinced he would be a good signing for us. His cost would be sky high and I'm not sure where he fits into the first 11.

He can't play on the right and we shouldn't be looking to spend big to put a square peg in a round hole.

He plays best either as a No.10 or from the left so would need to push Bruno or Rashford out of the side.

While his off field antics and ego is a concern, while the thought about whether he is more suited to being a big fish in a small pond or whether he can step up still remain.

Very good player, can he step up and is there a place in our side without shifting players out of position are the issues.

I think this summer I think CB and CDM are the most important new signings, we then need a creative player who plays primarily from the RW. Then I'd consider a striker if the budget can stretch, yet the reality is a CB would likely cost 40-60m, a CDM a similar amount. RW anywhere between 30-70m depending whether we look for a cheaper player with potential rather than a top end player like Sancho.


5.) 10 Feb 2021 18:22:10
Grealish would be an excellent option due to his versatility, close-control, dribbling and vision.
Only hiccup is the price tag. It must have risen humongously now.

However, my ideal window would be 2 top class CB's and a CDM.
Pau Torres, Upamecano and Rice would be the dream.
Fix the backline so that our front line can express themselves and it would also help us to play with just 1 CDM instead of 2.


6.) 10 Feb 2021 18:27:15
He's been really good this season but I'm not sure where he fits either.

We need a DM desperately - but the amateurs will likely sign another AM/ LW to stack on top of Bruno, VDB, Rashford and Martial.

I think we need to be looking at CB, DM and RW before we even consider Grealish.


7.) 10 Feb 2021 18:54:23
I think Grealish is maybe a luxury that we can't afford to buy in the summer as improving other areas would have a bigger impact.
My priorities would a RW to provide balance to the attack. Hopefully Amad can step up to save having to buy another, a CB with pace who can stay fit, read the game and organise a defence. Then a CM, not necessarily a special-ist DM, but someone who can do that job if required. I think Bissoumma from Brighton could be immense - the closest to a prime Kante I've seen in a while.


8.) 10 Feb 2021 20:21:47
Grealish can play left right or 10 the lad is a top player .
Last season there was 2 camps on here grealish or DVB personally it was grealish all day long for me he is a far better player .
Would do even better in a top team as well imo, move movement etc but also at the moment teams set up to stop greslish do that when he is playing for united or City it just gives move room for KDB or bruno.
I said last season the lads has all the attributes, we get a big move soon.


9.) 10 Feb 2021 21:38:05
Offer martial plus £50m for Grealish.


10.) 11 Feb 2021 00:42:02
My dream summer says 2 defenders one holding like Zakaria and one central midfielder like Bissouma although i know that is not going to happen. In defence i would sell Jones Bailly and Maguire. In the center Pogba is going to leave and maybe Donny will leave too. So we will take some money back and if its viable then look at rw. Maybe the rw position is not so urgent now with Diallo and Greenwood, Greenwood improved a lot his all round game and for me is performing better than Rashford and Martial. I would stay clear of any player likes diving.


11.) 11 Feb 2021 11:38:27
Herrera, I think we are on a similar page, Ideally I'd like to see two CB's, a CDM and creative player who predominantly plays RW but could play No.10 or LW if needed.

Personally I think Williams should be given more game time to try and push AWB at RB. So I think we don't think we need to sign a back up RB immediately. Same for CF. With Cavani at the club and Greenwood coming through I think that is a position we can delay signing someone for.

I'd love us to sign Kounde, Botman or Badieshilie, Rice or Ndidi and Buendia or Neto.


12.) 11 Feb 2021 14:26:44
I would maybe go to Torres Kounde partnership, although Kounde is too short for Premier. They are two good ball playing defenders with pace. Konate is another one who is very good but i think he has a lot of injuries. Then two at the centre, one holding and one box to box. Rice and Bissouma seem perfect in paper but i am not so sure about Rice, maybe Zakaria? At right back there are Williams and Tuanzebe who provide cover . Neto must be in the mix i agree and Sancho if he is so good and price go down a little.


13.) 11 Feb 2021 17:58:00
I don't think Kounde's height would be too much of a problem in the EPL. He has good strength and pace, while his positioning is excellent.

He wins a lot of headers in La Liga due to him being in the right position and his excellent leap and timing. I've seen him out jump much taller players to win the ball.

To be honest it's hard to go wrong with signing a French CB atm. So many good ones that Varane's international place is under threat. Upamecano and Konate at Leipzig, Kounde, Kimpembe, Umtiti, Zouma, Lenglet, Pavard, Hernandez, Laporte, Diop, Saliba, Fofana, Zagadou, Ndicka, Sarr, Badiashile, Todibo, Niakhate, Le Normand and Kamara make 22 centre backs who would be in the squad for most international sides at any world cup. Also 9 of them are left footed. Ridiculous levels of quality in that area of the pitch.

I think Kounde could have a bigger impact in the EPL than Fofana is having this season. Our biggest problem is poor reading of the game. That is one of Kounde's strengths, along with pace and an ability to play left or right as he is fairly two footed for a defender.

I like Pau Torres, I just wonder about his build, tall but a little slight for the EPL. He doesn't seem to have the same core strength that Kounde has.

Ideally I'd sign both of them. They'd make an excellent partnership.


14.) 11 Feb 2021 18:13:18
Thats my thoughts Shappy. I think Torres and Kounde would make a good partnership but not going to happen. Kounde at 1.78 (? ) will have some problems in the air i think no matter how high he can jump but overall he is very good.


 

 

 

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