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09 Mar 2020 18:32:48
Chong signs.

RedWhiskey

1.) 09 Mar 2020 19:46:48
Think he's a real talent, good he has signed but maybe a loan next year would be good for him. A season at another prem team or even the championship would be great. If united get sancho etc can't see him playing a lot of games.


2.) 09 Mar 2020 22:28:39
Strange that it's only until 2022 tho. Glad he has signed a deal.


3.) 10 Mar 2020 07:41:14
Option for 3rd year, I guess he has two years to prove himself.


4.) 10 Mar 2020 08:19:25
I think from his perspective he won't want to be tied down to a long term deal if he isn't getting the game time he needs to develop.

While for United losing a player on a free, especially a young talented one doesn't look good.

The club does have a one year option on the deal. I would imagine he will be loaned out next year then his situation will be assessed. After a year on loan does he look ready to challenge in the first team or not.


5.) 10 Mar 2020 08:57:11
think your right shappy, that seems like the best option for everyone.


 

 

30 Oct 2019 17:10:20
Lautaro Martinez being touted as a potential signing for us. Not seen a hell of a lot of him but from what I have seen I think he could very well be a good option for us.

RedWhiskey

{Ed002's Note - A fantasy wonderland.}


1.) 31 Oct 2019 12:13:02
Fair enough Ed. Thanks for the reply.


 

 

07 Aug 2019 13:45:11
Gianluigi Longari who broke news that Koscielny would join Bordeaux 2 months ago is claiming Fenandes deal is done. Also reports he's meeting with the president of sporting to discuss his future. Probably bull but i'm trying to be optimistic here.

RedWhiskey

1.) 07 Aug 2019 14:02:55
Not happening mate, our transfer dealings are done. We will see a lot of Pereira in that midfield. Also we will see the rise of Angel Gomes this season.


2.) 07 Aug 2019 14:37:42
I'm not sure I get it, if he is a done deal why would he meet the president of sporting to discuss his future.


3.) 07 Aug 2019 15:00:37
We need midfielders, if we don't sign anyone until the deadline and sell Lukaku and others after that, than if I were Ole I would go, this is a joke, nobody deserves to work like this. And we know who's to blame (not only Ed. ) Stil hope we sign one or maybe two ;)


4.) 07 Aug 2019 15:12:05
Ziko:
Patience my friend, club is still trying to close the Sneider deal!
Messi bound to take a little longer than that one.


5.) 07 Aug 2019 15:12:23
27 hours until total meltdown on this site.


6.) 07 Aug 2019 15:17:10
I have no hope we will address any further signings. I expected 5, we have 2 I'm happy with, whilst James is just potential. still waiting on the club signing a rw, but I'm guessing we'll get another lw next window.


7.) 07 Aug 2019 15:18:21
If he comes then great, if not then we will cope. Let’s give Angel Gomes a chance. Some of his touches last night were brilliant.


8.) 07 Aug 2019 15:18:58
DW20, I'm expecting triple signing - Snejder, Gaitan and Perisic. We are playing 4231 so we have a good "3" on our hands!


9.) 07 Aug 2019 15:30:53
Anyone else on here wishing we go for Zaha?

Martial, Rashford and Zaha would be electrifying on the counter, then Pogba could almost have a free role with McTom/ Matic/ Fred/ Andreas sitting behind him.


10.) 07 Aug 2019 15:44:58
Can't believe we've only signed 3 players and spent a measly £145 million. Next thing you know we'll be giving youth players a chance. We have ruined the good name of Moneychester United.


11.) 07 Aug 2019 15:51:25
"If I was Ole I would go". Another great quote lads, keep them coming. Genius.


12.) 07 Aug 2019 16:04:45
Ed002 has described united as hopping between targets like a headless chicken. hardly a team wanting to give 'youth players a chance'. Do you honestly think kids are playing 30+ games this season?


13.) 07 Aug 2019 16:08:18
Ole's going nowhere of his own accord, he was blessed to get the gig in the first place and i'm sure he knows it. The only place he'd be going to if he left United is back to Norway.


14.) 07 Aug 2019 16:16:28
Hmm kids let's see, well assuming you mean acadamy kids, we have rashford, tuanzebe, mctominey, greenwood and potentially gomes. In a season with Europa league, they're going to get a fair few games I would think. My condolences for the sad loss of the further 2 signings you expected this transfer window. Stay strong brother!


15.) 07 Aug 2019 16:27:19
GDS your sarcasm albeit bloody hell fantastic does not change the fact that we haven't had the transfer window that was required. We were playing catch-up already and we have lagged. Next window, we will be required to get the remaining players required in addition to what may be required then. For instance Matic going, Pogba leaving and what not.

People care of the club in different ways. I am sure you are the happy go lucky one who sees everything as perfect but if someone is saying that they aren't happy with this window then so be it. We have only added AWB, when we already had Dalot, and Maguire. What about RW, which is one position we haven't been able to fill since god knows when. CMx2. Still the Pogba conundrum looms. We don't know about Lukaku. Rojo, Darmian?

So in essence this has been an underwhelming window so far. We may still change that in the next 24 hours but i am not holding my breath given that we don't even know who we want.


16.) 07 Aug 2019 16:43:18
I don't class mctominay and rashford as 'kids' anymore. Nor lingard either for that matter. I suppose mctominay is still inexperienced but he will play games as Matic's career is concluding rapidly.

You are probably right though. Fred and Matic are our last two big Mr signings.


17.) 07 Aug 2019 16:51:07
We are doomed, doomed I say.
Really just listen to youselves.


18.) 07 Aug 2019 17:13:19
It's like being on the Titanic DW20! And Lukaku just took the last lifeboat to Belgium.

{Ed047's Note - the size of him he’d probably sink that too.


19.) 07 Aug 2019 17:22:12
GDS2, are you the clown around here? If Ole doesn't have the backing of the board on transfers, at a time they are most needed at United, why he would want to stay?


20.) 07 Aug 2019 17:28:52
Ed047 the icebergs would be scrambling to get out of his way. they would probably be faster than him anyway mind!

{Ed047's Note - 🤣🤣


21.) 07 Aug 2019 18:04:08
Why would he leave? "o you didn't get an extra player or two I wanted so I'm going to quit one of the biggest jobs in football and go back to obscurity? "


22.) 07 Aug 2019 18:16:15
Looking forward to the window being over so the spoilt brats leave us alone for 9 months to enjoy the season. Football isn’t all about transfers, it’s about the games, and I can’t wait to get to OT on Sunday.


23.) 07 Aug 2019 18:41:32
UA,

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

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


24.) 07 Aug 2019 18:30:24
I'm not moaning about the transfers, because I'm 90% satisfied with the window so far, you said it yourself GDS2, we need a midfielder, I still hope we do get one. I'm saying if we don't get a midfielder it will reflect on Ole, one way or another. Of course transfers aren't as easy as on Football manager. But I think for a club like United it shouldn't be that hard to find a good midfielder, even if we're not at the top or have CL football. There are plenty of options.


25.) 07 Aug 2019 19:47:45
Agree with CM out there, who are the quality We need like Bruno.


 

 

18 Jul 2019 18:03:44
Question for 002 if you have the time, do you expect a transfer for Bruno Fernandes to happen? Seemingly gone quiet.

RedWhiskey

{Ed002's Note - If the club offer a suffient deal. Then yes.}


1.) 18 Jul 2019 18:27:12
ED02 - have we actually made an offer for Fernandes yet and if do you know how far apart we are in valuations of the player.

Many thanks.

{Ed002's Note - I am not interested in trying to give blow-by-blow updates.}


2.) 18 Jul 2019 18:53:34
OK no problem ED02. Thanks for your input as always. Are you still travelling and if so when do you think you will have time for a Sharkopod and which team will be first up?

{Ed002's Note - I will be flying to England for a few days only late tomorrow - then away again. Liverpool will be first and Everton second.}


3.) 18 Jul 2019 21:30:02
Ok cool. Thanks ed. i will listen to them first then. Safe travels.


4.) 19 Jul 2019 21:52:49
I would be amazed if Fernandes comes - everytime i read about it a bid is about to be made. Has went on too long. My money would be on Matuidi with a deal for Pogba to go back to Juve in a years time.


 

 

03 Jun 2019 19:02:56
Would anyone take a punt on Andre Gomes? he's been steady for everton, could do a lot worse than him as a squad player and at the quoted figures, i think itd be a good signing.

RedWhiskey

1.) 03 Jun 2019 19:38:29
He'd probably get in the team mate. I rate him and have been impressed whenever I've watched him play.


2.) 03 Jun 2019 20:10:33
Was about to say this, at 25 year old and with Barcelona wanting around 25-30mil could be a low risk gamble.

For me better than McTomminay and Pereira for starters and as Herrera has gone, could be a win win.


3.) 03 Jun 2019 20:43:41
Wilbot the problem is, when do we take low risk gambles at this club? We prefer a high risk gamble.


4.) 03 Jun 2019 20:51:25
I would redwhiskey. Think he’s a very good player, glides when he’s on the ball and has lovely technique. I do think he could be a bit more mobile though. For the £25m-30m price I would take a punt for sure. Don’t have enough midfielders with quality on the ball.


5.) 03 Jun 2019 20:58:47
Agreed park, he'd be an apt replacement in the squad for Herrera, doesn't break the bank.


6.) 03 Jun 2019 22:23:53
Add more average players to an already average squad? No thanks.


7.) 03 Jun 2019 22:48:04
to right eric not good enough for Barcelona and not realy shone for everton.


8.) 03 Jun 2019 22:58:58
Eric we don't even have average. We buy superstars and look what it gets us. Nowhere.


9.) 04 Jun 2019 06:40:32
If we can get Rabiot on a than this is an upgrade on Ander leaving. Personally I’d take Strootman on loan too if his fitness worries are behind him.


10.) 04 Jun 2019 09:20:31
Eric79, you don't want average and then your next post wants strootman 😂. Andre gomes would be a much better option then that crock.


11.) 04 Jun 2019 11:00:13
Gomes is totally the wrong type of player we need to supplement the mids. In fact, not sure what he brings. He was average in a very average Everton side. Speaks volumes West Ham and Everton are after him, and Barcelona want rid. This is not the type of player we should be looking at.


12.) 04 Jun 2019 12:22:38
i wouldn't take a "punt" on anyone.


13.) 04 Jun 2019 14:23:41
yet you want strootman who has done nothing at marseille.


14.) 04 Jun 2019 14:44:18
A good player, but we need a few great ones. If we had world class players and needed good cover then he might have been a good option. But then he wants to leave Barcelona as he doesn't want to be a back up player. So its a no from me.


 

 

 

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26 May 2020 09:50:57
Seems dembele may be available fairly priced this summer, option to Sancho perhaps? No doubting his talent, questions over his fitness but still fairly young.

RedWhiskey

{Ed002's Note - MU have no interest.}


1.) 26 May 2020 10:12:01
Thanks for the reply mate.


2.) 26 May 2020 11:31:03
Appreciate there’s no interest in Dembele but would the fact such huge ‘discounts’ may be available on Dembele, Coutinho and others cause us to think twice on established targets? It shouldn’t do if we are going about our business the right way. The player identified to improve a position in the team should remain the target and hopefully we get them for a lower price. Interesting to see what Barca’s financial issues in particular impact wider transfer fees. £80m quoted now for Grealish for example looks way off beam. I can’t see anyone selling for north of £80m now as transfer market adjusts to C. V.

{Ed002's Note - Barcelona has an FFP issue which they can fix this summer but they have a cash-flow problem meaning that they need to sell players, they need to use players as part of transfer dealings (and they have a lengthy list of players available) and they need to prioritise what transfers will go ahead. They very much want Lautaro Martinez to replace Suarez but they do not have the cash to push ahead with that and other deals, so Inter might get Junior Firpo and perhaps a little cash as the first of two payments on Martinez and then cash or cash plus another player later. For Neymar it is more difficult. They are trying to employ the lady from Marseille to help with negotiations and have been speaking with agents about getting the best deals. But one thing clubs must avoid is simply buying for the sake of it. It is potentially disruptive. I don't know what Barcelona would accept for Dembele but there is a general feeling they paid well over the odds for him originally.}


3.) 26 May 2020 11:49:57
Would be surprised if anyone goes near him. So prone to injury it's unbelievable.


4.) 26 May 2020 13:23:05
Surely given the current medical crisis we should avoid signing players who spend more time in the medical bay than on the pitch.


5.) 26 May 2020 20:27:47
Thanks for the extensive reply re Barcelona’s FFP Ed002.

City and PSG’s FFP issues are well documented but are there other clubs for whom FFP will be a major restriction?

Neither Real or Juve for example look to be able to stump up £90m+ for Pogba. Though admittedly that may well be as they just don’t rate the #BestPlayerInTheWorld (?!? ) in that price bracket.

Just as Barcelona overpaid massively for Dembele (double what he was actually worth? ) whenever Pogba finally shuffles off he’ll go down as a poor investment surely.

{Ed002's Note - Manchester City and PSG don’t have FFP issues. Numerous other sides have issue.}


 

 

19 May 2020 18:49:46
One for triis if about.

I know as a support it’s very easy to believe and get behind a team when there’s good signs but in your opinion ala Ole, moves forward in the right direction or still papering over the cracks?

The hierarchy mess aside, I see baby steps. He’s never going to be the one to see a return to the top imo, but he’s done fairly well in my opinion. What frustrates me is some games he gets out thought tactically by lower positioned teams, yet he’s able to get 3 wins over pep?

I’ve noted the beliefs in phelan being a bit too defensive minded, which I agree. And oles cv doesn’t bode well but perhaps it’s just sentimentality in me saying I see improvement.

My worry is we are in my eyes the most dangerous team on the counter in the league, but that isn’t sustainable in today’s football. It worked for Fergie but those are ages gone by. And we wasn’t so much reliant on it.

Liverpool specs off, where do you think we are? Positive steps? Right direction? Or just hype and belief in ole to an extent that when it goes wrong, we’re back to square one?

RedWhiskey

{Ed001's Note - the signing of Bruno was a huge forward step but I think it is papering over the cracks with Ole. His system is set up to deal with bigger teams getting more possession, not really what you want when you are a top team that should be dominating 75% or more of games. That is why he struggles against lower sides but can beat higher sides. If he could develop a different way of playing against most teams and revert to the counter against more powerful sides, then you would be a definite top 4 side battling in the mix for the title. Without it, you are always going to be picking up big wins and then going away to (for example) Norwich and losing.}


1.) 19 May 2020 19:50:25
I've always thought the problem since sir Alex left was worrying too much about opponents.

Whilst in certain games you may have a plan for specific players/ teams a team like United need to have a plan and work on executing it from match to match.

Managers we've had have been trying to come up with plans to stop teams like crystal place or Huddersfield and sometimes even lower League cup opposition, rather than giving the players confidence to play the game the way the manager wants.

The best teams should have a plan and execute it 80-90% of the time like tris says ole has his 10-20% plan he needs a plan for the other 80-90% that's what I believe anyway.


2.) 19 May 2020 23:46:13
Ole is in the job 18 months or so.
He had an incredible first 3 months then a really poor 3 months to finish the season with no cl qualification
Then this season he had a very poor 1st 3 or 4 months followed by a good 2 or 3 months.
His signings have all been pretty good to very good. In fact arguably our best players which shows the state of the squad he took over.
I don't think he is a top coach he is learning on the job and failing more often than succeeding.
That said there has been improvement since bruno signed.
I think there are any number of managers who could do better but ole has the job for the moment and that's the way it is so all we can do is wait and see.
I found our play very negative predictable and uninspiring until bruno signed but it has improved since he came. We were on a decent run and still in 2 cups while hovering around 4th spot.
Not good enough but like the OP stated there was some obvious progression. There was more energy and effort from our midfield albeit not much invention until bruno arrived.
I don't think martial is the right cf i'm hopeful that greenwood will step out of his shadow over the next 12 months and a good rw would help no end.
We have 4 good full back options good keeping options. Cb pairing is not yet solid but options to get a good combination exist on paper at least.
Midfield is a bit of a mish mash.
Pogba will he be let go? Will we get a deal we find acceptable? What happens if we dont? Will we trigger his extension? Will he sign a new contract? Too many questions and too few answers. My view is sell him.
Mctom. Improving all the time.
Fred. Improved in leaps and bounds.
Matic still our best dedicated dm but is on the wane.
Ideal for me would be a new established dm and pogba out saul in.
Leaving midfield options of
New dm saul bruno matic fred mctom.
Attack has 1 obvious glaring weakness that's rw.
Left rash / james
Rw james / mata / lingard
St martial / greenwood
Ideally sell lingard sign ighalo and rw sancho
In the current circumstances and uncertainty surrounding everything a summer of
Ighalo sancho saul and a dm (party or ndiddi ) is too much to hope for but for me that's the ideal.
Jones rojo lingard andreas pogba sold.
Smalling possibly staying.
That would give ole a squad to compare with any for strength in depth. And a 1st 11 capable of competing with any. It would give ole a 8 of his own players in a starting 11.
Its a squad he could have no excuses with.
Does he have the tactical nous? The coaching ability? The managerial skills to drive a squad like that to the title?
Time will tell.
That squad above along with a cb if an effective combination can't be found is as good player and talent wise as liverpool or city imo. So after that its up to the coach.
I don't buy into this we are out of it for years.
The wrong coach had us ahead of Liverpool 2 seasons ago. By the end of the summer i'm guessing ole will have 7 or 8 new signings of his own a spend in the region of 400m more than any other manager in our history.
There can be no excuses if he gets 3 more this summer.


3.) 20 May 2020 08:22:19
ole isn't the problem why we are unable to break teams down.

we are just more set up to counter

fernandes has made the difference, a few more players who can pass and we will see a different united.

we also need to address the right side of the team, it isn't just a fluke that we have done good against the bigger/ better teams


we had one of the best tatical managers if not 2 of the best tatical managers of there generation and we failed.

just give the guy a break and let him get his time and team he wants.


4.) 20 May 2020 08:58:43
I think next season will be make or break for Ole, as Ken says there can be no excuses next season. We don't know what will happen this summer, but regardless of whether we sign Sancho, Grealish and Saul or not shouldn't make a huge difference, as we are in a strong financial position and we will strengthen. While if our signings, whoever they are, are as successful as our signings over the last couple of windows then we will be a stronger team.

Personally I think many of the "key" components are already at the club. We have three fantastic keepers, 4 or 5 good options at full back, a good group of centre backs, with Bruno we now have guile to add to the grit in midfield, while Rashford, Martial and Greenwood offer dangerous goal scoring threat. We also have some great young players who could develop into key members of our squad over the next few years. The obvious area of weakness is the right flank, while some strength in depth in one or two key areas would makes us better equipped for a 50-60 game season.

So a summer of a first choice RW and players to add competition/ cover for ST and CAM would be enough. Next year maybe look at a replacement for Matic and maybe another option at CB depending on how our options are doing.

So squad wise Ole will have a squad on paper that can comfortably get 3rd place, maybe higher depending what happens with other teams.

Ole isn't a tactical master mind, but he is more than capable. However, his more limited tactical skill means he will struggle more when he doesn't have the players he needs to play the way he wants.

We can see this both last season and this season. When he has a fully fit squad we tend to go on long winning runs. However, when injuries hit and his options become more limited we struggle.

Pogba being injured this season meant we had no one in midfield who could play those dangerous balls forward and pick open a deep dogged team, right up until we signed Bruno at least.

Losing key players is always more detrimental to managers who don't have the ability to come up with new tactical ideas quickly.

That said, if you were going to find any fault with Sir Alex it would be his limitations tactically. Which is why we were so prolific in the league but struggled in the more tactically flexible European competitions.

Although Ole is no Sir Alex.

Long term we will need to look beyond Ole, but right now I think there are green shoots of growth and development. The atmosphere around the club has changed dramatically. He has shipped out the right players, while the signings have done very well, he has given young players a chance, he has seen most players improve (with only Lingard really going backwards), a style of play is developing, although not there yet you can see improvements, while although not a tangible measure to me the club looks and feels more like Manchester United than it has since Sir Alex left.

If football can resume this season then we are in a strong position to challenge for both the FA cup and the Europa League, while when the season was halted we were the most in form team reeling in those above us and closing in on a top four finish. So if football restarts then there really is no reason not to believe we can have some level of success THIS season.

For that we need to stick with Ole for another season and see what happens.


5.) 20 May 2020 09:57:03
Agree with Ken.
The players signed under Ole have been solid.
Bruno has brought excitement to the team.

Really hope we get Sancho and Saul, to push us in the right direction in terms of recruitment.


6.) 20 May 2020 12:18:52
On ole, he has been a breath of fresh air massive step in the right direction. Its very clear to me we are going in the right direction, injuries hurt us last season but ole took over a mess and it takes time to fix that .


7.) 20 May 2020 13:07:02
Jred. Massive step in the right direction is a bit much. You have to ask yourself. Do we have the 5th best squad in the league? If the answer is yes, then Ole is par for the course. Me personally, I think a decent manager would have us comfortably 3rd this season.

He has oversaw a difficult transition in replenishing the squad, but we should be higher up the table in my opinion.


8.) 20 May 2020 13:44:32
Mumbles I disagree I take loads of positives, some people see it some don't its as simple as that .


9.) 20 May 2020 13:44:32
Mumbles I disagree I take loads of positives, some people see it some don't its as simple as that .


10.) 20 May 2020 14:06:57
Mumbles I think it's slightly disingenuous to ask if we have the 5th best squad in the league.

Are you including Pogba and Bruno in that? What about Matic who was out injured until Christmas, or Rashford who spent 2 months out injured? Or McTominay who spent 3 months out injured?

If we had Bruno all season and hadn't had so many key injuries then I'm sure Ole would have us in 4th maybe even 3rd right now.


11.) 20 May 2020 14:32:15
I agree with Jred but let's wait and see the season hasn't even finished yet!

If the season resumes we have Spurs, Sheff Utd, Norwich, Brighton, Bournemouth, Aston Villa, Southampton, Crystal Palace, West Ham and Leicester remaining?

With a fully fit squad including the return of Rashford, Pogba and the additions of Fernandes and Ighalo (if loan extended) Ole has a real opportunity to stamp his identity all over this Utd team and embark on a wining run of fixtures!

We are also still in the Europa League and the FA Cup. We have a lot to play for!

I think Ole's recruitment has been solid enough to warrant another year in charge and if we can finish the season strongly it might just be enough to silence the doubters for a while.

Moving forward sorting out the Pogba situation and this summers recruitment will be vital to Ole's longer term prospects!


12.) 20 May 2020 15:58:02
Jred he took over a squad that finished 2nd the season before. You said it was a great squad. And that the precious manager was under performing. But now you say it was a mess.
I would argue that the squad was poor and the previous manager over performed in finishing 2nd and winning 2 cups and losing a final.


13.) 20 May 2020 16:42:20
One thing that never gets consideration when determining whether finishing 5th or 2nd is a good result is the strength of the league in that season.

Take last season for example, Liverpool finished 2nd with the highest ever point total not to win the league.

Are we saying that Jose finishing 2nd with us was an equal achievement?

The relative strength of your rivals not only has a barring on where you finish but also on the standard you need to achieve to finish in that position.

If four teams get 90 points and we finish 5th on 89 is that a worst achievement then finishing 3rd on 71 points?

Jose did well to get a poor, disjointed squad to 2nd. Yet how many of our rivals were playing great football to challenge us that year?

Liverpool couldn't defend, Chelsea were on one of their typical down years, Arsenal haven't really been at the races for 6 or 7 years. Spurs are Spurs and don't really challenge. The only team playing well finished above us. Great achievement?


14.) 20 May 2020 17:44:06
Ken he took over a squad that was 6th and going backwards .
The fact we finished second the season before as you point out tells you the quality of the squad, the fact the following season we where getting worse by the game tells you the mess we were in during yet another jose 3rd season melt down.

But to try and evaluate the job a manager is doing by comparing it to something that happened, 3 year ago in different circumstances is daft .
Ole took over a jose squad, but it is quite clear that he wsnts to and has been tasked with moving away from the jose style, that takes time. Someone like fellaini who is 100% a jose type player won't fit in to the style of play ole is trying implement. To get the squad and mess jose left playing good attacking football is a big job.


 

 

27 Apr 2020 19:16:10
What’s everyone’s thoughts on rios comments ala pogba? I agree with him with his statements on this season absolutely. I agree with him in no way about sourness though, as much as I dislike him anyone who’s anyone of football knows who souness is. But then I agree, pogba is his own man. Like 002 has said, we aren’t the platform he wants to succeed. He came, he tried. He did. Anyone who denies that is fickle imo. But also Rio is right, keep your agents mouth shut. You have to admire raiola, he is the best agent out there for money. But after how he left and raiola running his mouth recently I do feel pogba needs to come out and say his part. I really hope we’ll see pogba and fernandes together as I reckon they’d be unstoppable with martial Rashford and potentially Sancho fed by them but he does get a lot of crap. I get the fact he was the highest transfer fee for the time but still he didn’t set that. He may not have wanted United or still want to be at United but at least he hasn’t spat his dummy out so much to the extent of di Maria. Least he has the performances to back it up.

RedWhiskey

1.) 28 Apr 2020 03:13:53
Red, what makes you think Pogba isn't advising his agent on what to say? He has been angling for a move away for awhile now. His agent is doing what he can to act in his clients interests. You never hear from a happy players agent. Pogba wants to leave and Raiola is happy to have a target on his back so his client is happy.

I'm just not looking forward to the saga when he eventually becomes Rashfords agent.


 

 

19 Apr 2020 12:32:26
Following on from the world xi no two players the same country or club. How about an xi current premier league no two players from the same team?

Henderson
TAA Diop Soyuncu Digne
Kante
Grealish De Bruyne
Son Jimenez Rashford

And for the sticklers out there pointing out Hendo and Rashford, basis is on current club.

RedWhiskey

1.) 19 Apr 2020 16:14:55
Henderson
Pereria Van Dijk Lasacelles Digne
Neves Kante
De bruyne
Son Aubameyang Rashford.


2.) 19 Apr 2020 19:39:41
Forgot about Arsenal completely 😂.


3.) 20 Apr 2020 12:51:27
Kanta and de Bruyne played for Chelsea.


4.) 20 Apr 2020 16:52:14
It’s on the premise of current club dodgy.


 

 

04 Apr 2020 10:36:25
Question for 002 if around. Hope all is well!

Do we retain any interest in Douglas Costa?

Would think it likely he’d be on Juves list of swappable players ie Pogba.

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{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of interest and I have already explained he is available.}


1.) 04 Apr 2020 14:29:20
Thanks Ed stay safe.

{Ed002's Note - And you.}


 

 

 

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19 May 2020 18:59:42
Been said over and over we are run by amateurs. It’s not open to debate of opinion, we are. 002 knows his stuff and well informed. Allow pogba to leave either in exchange or for as much as any one is willing to offer which I don’t think will be any more than what we paid, if even that amount. What’s the point keeping an unhappy player? Or even allowing the contract to run. No disrespect to arsenal but see how they’ve been in the past allowing that. We were only ever a stopgap as the only interested party who could afford him let’s not kid ourselves that he wanted to prove himself. 002 has said time and time again, it was never us he wanted at first.

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13 May 2020 17:51:31
Sorry pogthedog he scored one goal in a pre season match. I presume you have unlimited access to the training sessions to say he deserves a chance? Like shappy said if you don’t show enough in training to usurp the likes of pereira and Lingard then there must be a reason why he’s not playing. Ole has been a huge advocate of playing the youth and giving chances. Chong got minutes whilst refusing to sign so I find the idea he’s not playing because of refusing to sign irrelevant.

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13 May 2020 09:56:48
RJ28P as would ole but simple fact of the matter is he’s shown nothing when given a chance to warrant more starts.

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28 Jan 2020 16:31:40
As Ed has said many times, we're amateurs. I don't think I'll be renewing for next season the way we are going. Not worth the money.

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23 Jan 2020 16:54:00
Maybe with 'vaccine' well rid ourselves of the virus. 😂.

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28 May 2020 20:29:32
I wish we’d stay away from square pegs round holes. We need a right winger by trade, plenty can fill in there when needed but we need a proper winger there.

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26 May 2020 22:57:13
I like Sancho but I’d go for adama over him, pl proven, perfect for how we break, cheaper and also not too young to potentially stop any of greenwood James and Chong having a fair shot.

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26 May 2020 10:12:01
Thanks for the reply mate.

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19 May 2020 18:55:30
Scrap the league end of. Award Liverpool the title which they rightly deserve, and do as the spf has. Points per game. Might not work in our favour but bigger things at stake. And it would be terrible and unfair for the relegation zone teams but I don’t see any way that a restart can be fair for all, neither would ending the season. But the more I hear the players not wanting to resume, they’re completely within their rights. I miss football but it is what it is.

It’s easy to forget how much the newly promoted teams rely on their fans support. Coming up the leagues the fans are real and give a huge boost. Playing without fans with the ridiculous measures proposed seems strange.

002 don’t mean to sound dumb or uneducated on the ins and out of it but that’s literally all us fans are at the moment, dumb to the possibilities of the season resuming or ending. Anyway, whether I’m right wrong uninformed or speculating, we all got to agree on one thing. Health comes first.

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17 May 2020 19:40:55
Tris, the last paragraph you say he suffers from lack of the early ball from wide. Would you agree in the thought that he lacks crosses entirely in that Madrid team? Or even any major team he might have signed for? I think we see less and less reliance on crossing from the forwards, I think he’d very much benefit himself at say Liverpool. Again forwards not there to cross but very adapt and if not the best in fullbacks able to cross.

That said, on a tangent here, could you imagine TAA attacking play with AWB defensive play? Wow.

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{Ed001's Note - yes mate, he made a major mistake in my opinion joining Madrid. He is a poacher without any real service, but he would have that problem at a lot of clubs.

If you got that combination, you would have the perfect modern full-back.}