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17 May 2017 08:37:27
Haven't been on here that long and I pick up the eds and the posters find a lot of sources as very dubious and not reliable but a couple mentioning bale may like a return to England and would prefer a move to utd over Chelsea, anything in this or twaddle .


{Ed001's Note - according to those that know the lad very well, family, friends and former and current coaches of his, at least the ones I have managed to speak to, they all say he has no interest in leaving Spain and is really happy there. Unless Madrid want rid, which I have not heard of any genuine talk of that being the case just yet, it is highly unlikely he will be moving this summer. Money may talk I guess, but this is his dream, playing for Madrid.}

1.) 17 May 2017 11:21:28
Cheers mate, greizmann it is then hopefully if bale a none starter, damn talk sport building my hopes up.




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23 Jul 2020 10:03:05
It's a strange finale to the season ole, Lampard and rodgers may well have all taken the situation they are in if offered before the season started .
If ole knew last summer he wouldn't get bruno till january, pogba, rashford and mctom would miss large parts of the season injured, I think he would have took this situation .
Lampard was under a transfer ban and in his first season managing in the prem, I'd have thought if offered a game to go at home and needing a point he'd have taken that .
Rodgers if offered a one off game at home to qualify for champs league, I think he'd have snapped your hands off .
The weird thing is though that whichever of the 3 who duznt make it is going to feel a pretty big disappointment and a feeling of letting it slip through their fingers, rodgers has had pretty large points buffers, lampard needed a point from 2 games and prior to the Southampton game united looked pretty certain to make it .
People need to keep their powder dry until sunday as none of them have let it slip yet and only one of those scenarios will happen.




22 Dec 2019 20:53:33
I've just seen today's game I can't help but think a year ago when we were going through a bad spell under jose people were probably saying the keeper looking iffy now, pogba only creative midfielder but he wants away, we did next to nothing down the right side and we are a country mile behind in the league, if anyone did say that they could repost the same thing a year later.




22 Sep 2019 23:19:36
Feelings on here seem pretty high and I pick up an undertone of a difference of opinion over why get rid of jose for ole
Jose at first was successfull if a little boring, this was ok aslong as the team were challenging but by the third season we were mid table, signings were awful and fans of any other team asked to describe us would say basically park the bus .
However I do get jose fans point as is this currently any better, things that looked fairly obvious before the season started are playing out, if pogba got injured the midfield looks awful, he's injured and it is, we will struggle down the right hand side of attack as we have added nobody, well yep same players, same result, and where will goals come from as the attack looks light without Lukaku, well again yep it does and now we have players with no record of being prolific and they feed on scraps .
Our exciting more attacking future after jose hasn't played out and it's more of the same, if I was ole I'd rather go out in a blaze of glory than a damp squib .
Lots of us will have seen the stat on tv about the 900 million spent since fergie, looking at the team today that's unbelievable, it's certainly not lac of investment but its shocking what it's been spent on .


1.) 22 Sep 2019 23:34:41
Re the money wasted agree totally.

2.) 22 Sep 2019 23:49:09
The fact that jose was a negative egotistical to put polite douch.

Ole went on a run and the amateurs again made the wrong choice but he needs time.

What should we do sack him and bring somone else in? Who? I would love to know who everyone whose calling for his head to tell me who should be manager.

Pep could take this side over and we would still be piss poor

The fact is we need at least 3 years including this one go sort the mess out

We are going to get more days like this than we are days like the chelsea game

I can't stand watching us but I do because united are my team and as much as I will moan and slate the team I will still watch them.

We need to give ole time and we need to stick buy what he is trying to do.

3.) 23 Sep 2019 01:01:40
Considering the amount spent on your squad since fergie left, and that your players are on the highest wages in world football, the talent in your squad is abysmal. The problem stems much higher than Ole, though keeping him around at this point is just going to result in his public humiliation.
All that and somehow you'll scrape a win over us next week i'm sure.

4.) 23 Sep 2019 07:02:43
It is clear the club should have hired a DoF to oversee the rebuild. 900m is a humongous sum which many clubs can hardly dream, this indicates the people running the show have no clue.

5.) 23 Sep 2019 09:44:40

Mctominay and Fred play well together in midfield. At least Fred has some pace about him. Matic is just slow and past it.

Lingard is hit and miss. Rashford and Martial need to step up.

Pogba is Pogba. Lazy, selfish, sulky and lacks passion. He has never taken the game by the scruff of the neck.

6.) 23 Sep 2019 18:56:55
I keep hearing all of the rave reviews about Scott McNobody but I just can't see it. I really don't get what all of the fuss is about. I don't think he'd get in any other top 10 team in the prem.

As for Jessie "LingZ" Lingard. I really like his advertisement for Lynx. "Less is More". I think he's taking brand responsibility to a new level.



31 Aug 2019 20:25:12
I've been reading and posting on this site for a few year now, not aslong as most but a few years, if we can get past the ole needs jail and we will be relegated stuff can I just offer a few thoughts.

Our attack hasn't been great for years, these are a few theories I've seen hotly debated on here.

If we had a better defensive midfielder the attack would have more freedom and be much better, matic signs, no difference.

If smalling was replaced we could be more attacking as there would be more confidence in the defense, numerous CBS, no difference .

We need rid of young a new RB will make us more attacking, I like our RBS we bought but they are rbs, no difference.

To me for bloody years now the reason we aren't great at attacking is way more simple and way more obvious our right side attacker and our number ten type player have been way inferior to our main opposition . We get very few goals and very few assists and yet everybody from CB to rb have been named as the culprits . The left side of attack has been patchy but has chipped in with goals .

I have found myself for years now watching combos like today's of mata and perriera or whatever combo we have used and thinking is this not obvious .


1.) 31 Aug 2019 21:08:04
Couldn’t agree more slate, imagine bringing Maddison and Sancho into this side. We would be a much bigger threat going forward.

2.) 31 Aug 2019 21:31:57
if we don't get top 4 they will not come.

3.) 31 Aug 2019 23:56:34
Finally someone who agrees we need a right winger. We'll actually have chances being created from either side and won't need wan bissaka to come so high up the pitch and keep him in stronger position defensively. As for CAM, We need someone world class who won't cost the earth, I feel like we missed that trick with fernandes.



28 Aug 2019 21:10:15
Just a take in where we are at and why feelings may run high .

Jose had a pretty great track record in coaching but let's all be honest we were mid table playing dire football, he had fell out with players and was picking fights with the press it wasn't good .

Jose left mid season and we appointed ole to see the season out while we decided our future direction .

We had a blank canvas how did we want the club to move forward all possibilities should of been explored .

The problem was we had said to ole get us to the end of the season while we sort a way forward, ole started doing well and it became a job interview, ole kept doing well and for some reason he was appointed before we knew how the season would unfold, if we had waite and done what we planned and seen the season out I doubt he'd have got the job .
Here's where peoples opinions split as ole did do quite well but others thinking we had a blank canvas to move forward though of all the options we had was that really the best one, and they had a point as the answer is of course not .

We have him now though even though many wouldn't have chosen this route, we have to judge him on what he does and not what we suspect he will do wether that be good or bad .

Shappy asks below how do we judge him, my answer would be same as any other manager, young, old, experienced or inexperienced, the bar since fergie seems to be make champions league .

Picking young players is no skill I could tell my mam to do that if she was manager, but picking young players and achieving good results is a skill .
We should all have tolerance for other peoples views as it's easy to think how they come to them normally.

Wether you wanted ole or not get behind him, he will live or die by how he actually does, the table is meaningless at the moment, we know city and liverpool we are unlikely to be anywhere near, spurs may well over a season have us out gunned but our position relative to arsenal and Chelsea looks to me like what determines things.


1.) 28 Aug 2019 22:24:47
Good post, Slate. Not everything's rosy with Spurs either, to be fair. If we can get a consistent run, I think we can make top 4, possibly even top 3, but City and Liverpool apart, you could toss a coin for another of the other usual top 4 teams.




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




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12 Nov 2018 20:54:51
You make very articulate points about structure, outlay and ownership redman and I enjoy reading yr posts without always agreeing. There may be many issues at the club but we have been 19 and 23 points adrift and are currently 12 points behind but in all likelihood heading for twenty odd behind and we are currently in November behind Watford and Bournemouth .

Our football is often awful and our team for the money spent on it should be way better. We looked a bit out of our depth against city and maybe it's because they have spent more but by that logic we should be better than most if not all other teams in the world bar city. I think people can find it hard to hear about all areas where things aren't going to well but very little said about the obvious to some main thing, the managers results, style and transfer record.

i'm not sure what evidence there is that refutes every player we have bought was run past and agreed with Jose. To on the whole not mention Jose much but point out all the other things wrong with the club to me is like someone holding yr head underwater in the bath and pointing out the tap is running too fast and the waters too deep but then not really mentioning the hand holding year head underwater.




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06 May 2018 21:09:25
I think the whole do you blame players or the manager thing needs consistency if you feel it's not the managers fault when players performance or attitude are poor as he's not out on the pitch and can't be held accountable when they cross the line that's fine but why praise him when performance and attitude is good when you feel it was nothing to do with him when it wasn't.
To me the buck stops with the manager good or bad . I don't like the way he has us playing most of the time but we are second and in a cup final and as I say buck stops with the manager so to me that's worthy of another chance to make a title challenge . I may like others suspect we are as likely to slip back as keep going forward but that hasn't happened yet . If we do well next year IL praise the manager if we don't IL hold him accountable what I won't do is say he's great when we win but it's the players fault when we lose and nothing to do with him .




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14 Nov 2017 10:35:43
I'm a big bale fan and would have loved us to get him last summer, other posters pointed out it was to risky as he's injured a lot and now to be honest they are being proved correct . Very hard to justify big fee and big wages .




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17 Jul 2017 14:13:18
If there was an acceptance ddg was leaving it would be a big call not to take kroos if it shown to be possible, played for some good sides but made them better a serial trophy winner, you'd need a pretty special side not to fit him in, not realy a destroyer though but offers massive control of a game against good sides to imo.





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13 Aug 2020 10:00:07
I hope we get sancho as he can play either side, if added to our frontline now it would be then any 3 from 4 and we should be able to keep them fresh .
In the thread I notice people are throwing names out as who they would personally consider as an alternative if the sancho deal is not to happen .
Il throw a name in Alain maximin he plays mainly on the left but he's right footed and does get used on the right aswell . he's really quick and really skillfull and reminds me a lot of traore . Fans love watching this guy and he gives the any 3 from 4 scenario as he plays left aswell .
Maybe we need to see him playing more on the right but was just a thought . The guy isn't really a move inside and join the striker type he looks more of a terrorise the fb type.




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01 Aug 2020 23:02:48
That's what I'm getting at ken, replace them by all means but get players out first, how often are we going to need an 8 th choice cb or a fifth choice am .




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01 Aug 2020 21:03:02
I think rw is the position we need to add regardless of who leaves the club, I'd love to see sancho arrive and I think we look way better when we can attack from both sides .
Most people seem to also want a new cb and a back up option to bruno .
Our squad has been seriously unbalanced for a few years now, take the two positions mentioned cb, if we added another we would have as it stands new player, maguire, lindlehoff, jones, smalling, Rojo . Bailey and tuanzebe .
As back up to bruno we would have new player, lingaard, mata, sanchez and perriera, all for one position as a back up to bruno
If we want a cb surely we need 3 out the door first and for a back up to bruno 3 maybe 4 to leave .
I'd like to see these positions improved as much as others but saying I'd sell x, y, z is a far cry from it actually being done .




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24 Jul 2020 14:47:56
I believe each teams possibilities to make cl are
Man utd
Beat or draw with leicester
Lose to leicester but chelsea lose to wolves

Beat or draw with wolves
Lose to wolves but utd beat leicester

Beat utd
Draw with utd and wolves beat chelsea.




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21 Jul 2020 10:26:09
If we beat west ham 4 nil we could still only lose by 1 to leicester as if we lost by 2 the good would still be the same but leicester would get it then on goals scored .
To gain a 2 goal buffer we would need a 5 goal win against west ham or a ridiculously high scoring 4 goal win .
A one or two goal win against west ham puts pressure on chelsea but duznt change much for leicester as if we draw with west ham or win one nil or 2 nil Leicesters task is the same just beat utd any margin .
Their is a scenario where if chelsea lost twice leicester would just need a draw against utd but as the last game is played at the same time they couldn't possibly play for that .
Obviously if we lost to west ham we would have to beat leicester unless chelsea lost both their games then we could draw with leicester but we couldn't possibly plan for that .
If all that is just confusing basically try and beat west ham by 3.