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30 Sep 2018 20:33:10
Mourinho continually saying he's happy with the teams efforts? This is self preservation imo, as in reality, effort is what a manager can extract from a player and quality is either there or it's not. so Jose is basically saying that attitude ( the thing he can influence most) is fine but the quality ( something he can not do much about) Is missing. or am I being to cynical of his comments?


1.) 01 Oct 2018 07:57:15
In simpler terms, Jose is arse covering.



23 Sep 2018 00:43:22
I can see massive improvement in the team, with lots of our moves being 1 pass away from being great. I think in the coming weeks, provided Mourinho keeps the faith with what is emerging as our best 10/11 we are going to get a lot of goals.


1.) 23 Sep 2018 13:49:47
What you been on? Give me some.

2.) 23 Sep 2018 14:56:06
Stay off the glue Roon.

3.) 24 Sep 2018 09:28:19

You're wrong mate, we dropped points in our first game in 4 against a decent side, we are useless again, the whole team needs selling and the manager should be sacked.

4.) 24 Sep 2018 11:00:59
Gds do you actually believe that our performances have been good enough?
If this was 5 years back then it would still be OK but with our rivals like city and pool dominating matches, I don't think it's an overreaction if the fans criticize the team. Even in the matches we won, we never finished off the opponents. We were always on the backfoot and if it wasn't for DDG, it could have been a lot different. There's an over reliance on the keeper which is not a good thing and our attacking play is just pathetic. The only way fans console themselves these days is if the other top teams draw a match ( while dominating it) .

5.) 24 Sep 2018 13:48:10
Maybe I'm a touch optimistic but I think our play has quickened and if Sanchez can find form (or gets replaced), lukaku too, starts doing what he does best we are going to score more goals. Shaw has been great and Fred for me adds energy and quality. Key is sticking with more or less the same 10/11. I may be wrong and if I am I'll hold my hands up.



22 Sep 2018 22:06:38
So frustrating. Thought we played as well as we have in the last 5 years today. We are not getting much luck at the moment too. I was asking for mourinos head few weeks back and I also said pogba could do 1 (mostly cause he won't just come out and say he's happy) . But I'm delighted with how we played today and I feel someone is getting punished soon.


1.) 23 Sep 2018 04:58:49
If we didn't have DDG we would have been out of the game in the 1st half itself.
On the subject of punishment, fans are getting that week in week out. The players will just go back and enjoy without any remorse while being paid hundreds of thousands of pounds for producing such a " great performance". Whereas the fans who have religiously followed the club for their whole lives and it actually brings them true happiness if the team even puts in some sort of effort will be left frustrated and waiting for the next match in hope that these overpaid footballers will " punish some team ".




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01 Sep 2023 10:24:34
Could mainoo have been earmarked for a more prominent role in the squad than we all believe? Hence the reluctance to sign midfielder? Or are we just making a mess of it once more?


1.) 01 Sep 2023 10:51:26
EtH has already confirmed this. Mainoo will play for the first team this season.

That and not selling McTominay was likely the reason we didn't push for Gravenberch.

2.) 01 Sep 2023 10:57:45
I definitely think he was being looked at heavily in preseason by Ten Haag, and he really shone in those games. First time I’ve really been excited about a new player coming from the academy for a long time. He looked so established and mature for such a young lad. I don’t think we’ve made a mess of anything there’s obviously a plan, perhaps the plan had to change a little bit or maybe it’s more a long term plan for the next few seasons and preparing for a complete refresh of the midfield as Casemiro gets older. I think we will probably sign a midfielder today, I’d like to see Arambat on a season long loan. Would be good to see how he adapts to the league and whether or not he would be the signing we actually need before we commit to a deal. It seems Fiorentina are keen to sell and cash in considering they want an obligation to buy included in the loan deal, but I think the clubs being sensible in not bowing down to their demands. We may be stuck with a player who doesn’t work out or doesn’t fit Ten Haags system adequately, or he might be absolutely excellent and everything we needed. Who knows? But the we seem cautious on the deal which makes me thing they’ve got other plans in mind for next season.

3.) 01 Sep 2023 11:13:13
EtH has said he aims to bring at least one academy player into the first team each season. With it being Garnacho last season and supposedly Mainoo this season.

So I'd expect to see Mainoo get a similar amount of game time as Garnacho last season as long as he makes the most of his minutes as Garnacho did last season.

It could be a breakout season for him, which is why the injury was so unfortunate.

This does seem to be backed up by Mainoo playing a lot in that No.6 role in pre-season before his injury (and showing great promise) . While none of the midfielders we have been linked with are natural No.6's. They are more No.8s/ box to box midfielders who could maybe cover in the holding role if needed. That does seem to suggest that a pathway as Casemiro's back up has been created for Mainoo.

Let's just wait and see.

4.) 01 Sep 2023 11:40:01
Jurado is homesick, wants to go back to Barcelona. We were negotiating with Barcelona, but Espanyol it is.

5.) 01 Sep 2023 11:42:18
mc has played as CB for scotland and done well. This late in the window can't see us entertaining selling him and how do you get a replacement in. we will need players whether you are a fan of him or not.

6.) 01 Sep 2023 11:43:22
The Mainoo injury was an absolute killer in pre season, he was proving that he is more than ready to step up, was our best player in most of the pre season games, I can’t wait for him to come back and get back into the team. We’ve started the season slowly but have managed to pick up wins but add Hojlund, Mainoo and potentially Amrabat into that side and the energy levels would increase quite a lot as well as giving us much better options to bring off the bench than we have had previously.

7.) 01 Sep 2023 11:51:38
I don't actually mind McTominay as a player. I think before his last injury he actually turned a corner. But it's clear EtH and him are not getting along. Might have something to do with the rumour that he went above EtH demanding to be sold.

8.) 01 Sep 2023 12:02:20
I bet manioo doesn't start 10 league games.

9.) 01 Sep 2023 12:47:26

Probably not, Garnacho didn’t last year, he doesn’t need to, will be a good option off the bench, I’d be extremely surprised if he pushed himself to a starting spot in that many league games but that would be the aim, make it impossible to be left out if you play well.

He’s still very young.

10.) 01 Sep 2023 12:59:14
Mainoo isn't back until November. Then they'll have to be super careful with him. I doubt he will start 10 games. He will definitely feature in more than 10 games though.

11.) 01 Sep 2023 13:15:26

Why we did not bid for Gravenburch or other players is due to our financial situation imo. I think we have had a good window in terms of incoming if Ambrabat gets done considering the circumstances and not interested in criticizing players after 2 games.

The outgoings have been a disappointment with many of the names still here as of today.

There is really good piece by the Athletic explaining our FFP issue and why we got fined.

Contrary to spoof being thrown around, even with new owners we can not go out and spend crazy sums and there are limits to what they can inject.

Whether Qatar or SJR come in if the sale goes through, it will not change much. The clearing of the debt will help as the interest expense is affecting our profitability and as long as the new owners do not borrow to buy and put it on our books.

The good news is 2021/ 2022 numbers roll off and next summer we should be in a much better place financially to do some of the things we want.

12.) 01 Sep 2023 15:25:49
That's what I'm hoping too, Ahmad. Next year we'll see one of our greatest drains, the unsellable Martial, come to the end of his contract. A deal for Maguire might also be possible with the player being more amenable to a move with the end of his overpaid stay at United in sight. If revenues rise and our wages fall, then the chance of making a profit is increased. United's FFP woes are not at a result of wages exceeding a % of revenues, but lack of profitability and negative investment of new capital in the club. If somehow we can move VDB and Bailly on, even if it just means getting their salaries off the books, even better.

We do seem to have been more clinical in selling young players whom the manager believes are not going to make it at United in the foreseeable future. The fact remains, however, that unlike Chelsea and Man City, our academy doesn't seem to be much of a source of revenue from profitable sales of young players we've signed early and then developed. There are many areas of the club that remain relatively moribund, having been allowed to wither under Woodward.

13.) 01 Sep 2023 15:28:47

I think Gravenberch was always dependent on McTominay sale. But the fact Mainoo is looking decent, means there's no real emergency or urgency to sell McTominay at a cheaper price to bring in Gravenberch. I think if Amrabat went elsewhere, we would be pushing for Gravenberch instead.

So McTominay, fact we have Amrabat and Mainoo all behind EtH's thought process.

14.) 01 Sep 2023 15:35:57
Good post Ahmed. I think you are right with next summer should we eventually have got rid of Glazers and the debt be gone.
We can hopefully have cleared out a few more pieces of the deadwood (Maguire, Martial, Mctominay) and as such clear some big wages.

Next summer could be really good. we have to get there and be attractive to players.

Lets hope.

15.) 01 Sep 2023 15:54:43
Ahmed, Brad, quite true. A decent clear out this summer. I suspect Bailly and Donny will go this week.

Then next summer and hopefully with new owners we will have just a few to move on. McTominay, Maguire and Martial. Probably one of AWB/ Dalot, then CB rebuild with Varane and Lindelof. Next year will be a defence rebuild.

16.) 01 Sep 2023 19:39:55
Shaw/ Brad/ Sydney

All really good points and players wages coming off the books is a great point and natural expiry of some contracts or leverage of players. I am not a bleeding heart for the current management or owners. The window given where we are, all the things that needed to be dealt with has been a good window in terms of incoming and I think they have done a good job.

Moving players on has not been good including the DDG saga and Greenwood stuff and the ones that are still here. A new top Quality CB instead of Maguire would have made this a great window.

We can always get hung up on why our fav player did not come or why we did not do more but realities of where the club is / has been we are moving forward and in the right direction imo.

I think we are definitely starting to look like a club with personality and direction with a no non sense manager. Even how we are clearing out the academy is a good sign as why keep guys around if they are not going to make it.

I agree on the fact that our academy does not produce enough top player if you look at what City and Chelsea are getting in terms of sales and inflow of money.

City made a 100 million selling academy players, who were still deemed surplus given the quality ahead of them to get minutes.

If we aspire to be much better and I read or hear the constant critics, look at who our competitors have signed and who we have signed, then we should have the same standards at academy level and if they are not of certain caliber, better to move them on and not complain about it.

One thing for sure, I can't recall a single academy player we have sold who has gone on to be great player and even those who have had decent careers elsewhere, our fans will never deem them good enough at united.

City seem to have done a few but they are not missing a beat at the moment with, Imagine they won the treble and had the lowest net spend of all top teams and retooled.

I feel silly not picking them to win the league now lol. Nunes, Duku and Gvardiol are top additions after losing Mahrez, Gundogan, Laporte and you can argue they upgraded overall.

We are work in progress and out of all the top teams have had the least amount of time in terms of tenure with a new manager and changes taking shape.

Lets hope the sale happens and whoever comes in does a lot better than the current owners have done in running the club.

17.) 01 Sep 2023 19:57:36
It’s the only way to improve, buy players that are better then what you got, a upgrade, that’s if you want to win leagues Champs league, trebles, if your just happy treading water by the Same equivalent average players to what you already have! Quality over quantity works everytime.

18.) 01 Sep 2023 22:51:30
Good window then, we’ve upgraded GK, CM and CF as well as a few other supplementary players.



18 Jun 2023 10:10:36
Ffs Pickford? Please say it's nonsense.


1.) 18 Jun 2023 11:06:05
It’s nonsense.

2.) 18 Jun 2023 11:08:08
For 3-4 million and as a 2nd choice that might be a good deal.

3.) 18 Jun 2023 12:34:47
A rumoured £45m is a lot for a back up goalie.

4.) 18 Jun 2023 21:05:47
Back up? In 2 weeks time Tom Heaton will be our only season goalkeeper.

5.) 19 Jun 2023 18:01:55
Onana is off the table, Raya is moving elsewhere, Pickford is close to being the nr.1 target if Chelsea secure Magic Mike. From De Gea To Pickford is surley a joke?! lol.



03 Jul 2022 12:04:10
Can somebody on here please start meme of Darwin 'andy Carroll 'nunez if he hopefully flops . Ala the ' Harry Maguire ' ones . They overpaid for him and will get away with it unlike us.


1.) 03 Jul 2022 15:07:15
Seriously? So embarrassing. You know he was unitreds nr. 1 target? Yeah let's make fun of a much better more successful team for signing our nr. 1 target. memememememe.

2.) 03 Jul 2022 15:08:04
The way they play the lad will get plenty of chances. Proof will be in the pudding and only an idiot would write him off now. If an average footballer like Jota can get 20 goals a season, odds are Nunez will bag a few.

Anyways Roon. Don't worry about them. We have enough of our own problems to worrying about.

3.) 03 Jul 2022 19:48:08
It's laughable and derogatory the way some of our fans decide that Nunez will flop. He is an unbelievable talent and will not flop, I can assure you of that. I saw him several times live, and his movement is fantastic and knows where the goal is. Let's hope he doesn't put a couple past us at OT when we play them.

4.) 03 Jul 2022 21:58:19
Yet ye all hope I'm right I presume?

5.) 03 Jul 2022 22:09:05
Nunez = no knees
3x ops in 4y.



04 Jan 2022 11:20:31
Have we got the worst squad of players ever assembled? I'm serious, go through it and look at the price tags and it'll be a struggle to find a worse 1? Sad sad times, we need a massive clear out of players with the wrong attitude, and also the many average players we have on inflated wages . this needs to be absolutely ruthless to send shockwaves through all the little cowards we have accumulated.


1.) 04 Jan 2022 15:04:04
do you remember the days of bellion? cleverly and gibson.

we have a decent squad they are just a bunch of lazy.



16 Oct 2018 14:38:59
Not utd related but big Sam said ' Eric dier is as good as bosquettes, the 7 time la Liga and 3 times champions league winner '. Hope he gets the job after Jose 🤣🤣🤣.


1.) 17 Oct 2018 07:54:43
That spelling is up there with Schneidjer, I hope we never try and sign him.

2.) 17 Oct 2018 11:12:20
Ed said he was the main target before matic.

3.) 17 Oct 2018 14:32:35
He’s talking about Bosquouttees Jred, not Dier.

4.) 17 Oct 2018 20:02:48
Ha ha, never bothered looking up correct spelling, thanks gds, we all love getting corrected by the grammar/ spelling police. Anyway Dyer is nowewhere neer ass gode as buckets was my pint and eyem stood bye it.




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27 May 2024 16:24:34
Looked like he had the game of his life on Saturday. Not going to get to that level every week. And as someone above mentioned, he is milliseconds away from losing the ball far too often imo. Need similar but with more mobility and pace.




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16 May 2024 21:44:58
Think ala Arteta and klopp the are hoping that the 3rd season is where it will all come together. can't think of another reason he would be kept.




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15 May 2024 05:48:46
Ed, Are we in danger now of having too many 'chiefs'? All wanting their's to be the final word? The complete opposite of what we have had, but maybe an issue all the same.


{Ed002's Note - No. It will not be a case of people all wanting "the final word".}



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26 Apr 2024 21:05:11
More or less our biggest star/ face off our marketing. Can't see us letting him go for a fee that would be anywhere near realistic. Think he will stay and stink up the place ala Martial for the foreseeable.




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23 Aug 2023 18:01:46
Terrible signing at a redicilous price who has been mismanaged (made captain) and then put on a massive salary (undeserved ) that is going to be near impossible for other clubs to match. As much as we all want him gone it's the clubs fault at least as much as it's his in fairness.





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16 May 2024 06:20:37
Cut in and tried to find a team mate. Antony, rash and garnacho ? would have shot. Always looking to do little give and go's. Also works really hard. Definitely keep.




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31 Aug 2023 06:53:04
Well if it's a ploy to make us look like a poor club, who can no longer pay out the large fees then bravo ?? but if we really can only offer these pathetic loan fees for the likes of these players then we really are in trouble.




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21 Jul 2023 21:57:57
Get kane signed, he is the only player worth the money and is also the only player that gives us an outside chance at winning something significant. I'm sure our new 300 billion owners would really miss it that much.




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21 Jul 2023 21:57:57
Get kane signed, he is the only player worth the money and is also the only player that gives us an outside chance at winning something significant. I'm sure our new 300 billion owners would really miss it that much.




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01 Jul 2023 17:33:00
Has a hint of a bartez about him. A few howlers and the media be all over him I fear.