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25 Aug 2021 15:21:29
Hi Ed002,
Are United pricing out Lingard to WestHam or is he considered important squad player this season?
And Donny VDB being continually ignored, is there any chance the player and the club would part ways?
Thank you in advance.

TrueRedDevil

{Ed002's Note - (a) West Ham value him less. (b) If a buyer could be found but the interest so far has been unacceptable to the club.}


1.) 26 Aug 2021 12:22:13
Gents

A little info that may or may not be useful. Saul wants to play in an attacking midfield role yet we are seeking to strengthen ideally as a DM or CM. Background info sought by the club suggest that Saul is not great in the dressing room when he is playing out of his preferred position. Discussions held were around how satisfied he would be with the role we are looking for. Part of those discussions were that it is intended to allow Pogba to accept the new deal offered but that the club did not know if he would choose to renew dependent on his options in January or next summer. Hence the club could offer no assurances on either signing another midfielder in Jan or the summer.

Thats one issue. Atletico are being cute with Saul to force him out and off their books. They are currently playing him at left wing back, it is thought by some to be so that it focuses Saul on leaving and that beggars cannot be choosers, better to be somewhere in midfield elsewhere and with an opportunity to rotate the different roles and stake his claim as Ole has proven he will do from time to time.

Chelsea are in the mix because they can offer Saul a little more reassurance that he won't end up deep lying or in the CM role as they have players like Kante and Jorginho already for example, though he would still have to attempt to displace players like Havertz. Chelsea too need to move put a player if they were to recruit Saul.

There is strong harmony in the United dressing room which has taken 2 and a half seasons to achieve so Saul is a risk in that respect and the club first need to move another player and be sure Saul is up for the role we acknowledge we need.

Ole is not going to undermine the known weakness in midfield publicly, it would be bad management and very poor club politics to appear to be unhappy. He has said actually that he has had a few times when he asked for something and was told no, and that's business. This is true.

There is every chance Lingard may still go to West Ham or even Everton and Leicester if they continue poor form this weekend.

A lot of weird things can happen in early season form with owners.

Still on balance though I do not see it as likely we will do more business. Simply because there are so many dependencies relating to outgoings and negotiations that the time and pressure to do deals presents risk and a little bit of a gamble as opposed to holding firm and targeting your number one signing.

This has worked for United this summer where they could have signed Sarr Traore Rafinha or Richarlison last summer but held firm for Sancho. Same for Varane who has been hugely admired but genuinely seen as unattainable.

All clubs have struggled this summer in recruitment and sales, except the 3 sugar daddy clubs.

C.V. hasn't disappeared from the radar as yet and no one knows what winter will bring, with lower efficacy even for double vaccinated and also the issue over increasing daily deaths again continuing to rise. That is firmly in the mind of clubs who in normal circumstances may have bitten the bullet that it may be a risk too far as the trends have shown reasons to be more cautious than optimistic. New lockdowns are unlikely but fan safety and corporate responsibility remain a part of the thought process.

All in all, we have signed 2 top quality players and improved the squad, our younger players are a year older and it is also thought that it is possible players like Garner may do a job come January depending on how their loan moves progress.

All these considerations and careful balance mean that unless there is a no brainer opportunity where we have practically a nil net cost of parting with a player or two and getting the right signing with the right position and commercials then it simply isn't worth rolling the dice. Once the money is spent, it is gone. Next summer will see the push to overcome what some are calling the polo at United. We are mint in practically every area yet with a great hole in the middle.


2.) 26 Aug 2021 23:08:07
Brilliant read, fella. Even if this is all made up, and absolutely none of it is true, you've convinced me 😁 Thanks for taking the time to put it on the page.


3.) 27 Aug 2021 09:41:15
The polo! I love it.


 

 

31 Jul 2021 21:31:54
Hi Ed002,
In the Liverpool page, you had mentioned that Athletico are in talks with United for Saul Niguez.

Would he be a Pogba or Matic replacement?

TrueRedDevil

{Ed002's Note - Pogba or grab.}


1.) 31 Jul 2021 23:53:48
ED002,

Do you think the club will allow Pogba to leave this summer. Surely they must realise now that he if he goes it frees up wages, which is something the club need to do.

{Ed002's Note - it is more the case of what the player has decided is his best way forward.?


2.) 01 Aug 2021 07:34:58
Hopefully Pogba has decided he should leave now and this is our replacement for him.

Most of the circus around Pogba is simply media nonsense and he seems like a nice guy who is actually very professional despite his media portrayal. Despite that, he's not produced enough at United and I don't believe we would miss him if he was to go.

Saul would be an incredible replacement. Saul, Sancho and Varane is as good a window as we could have imagined.


3.) 01 Aug 2021 02:29:00
Thanks ED002. Have to the club go anywhere with finding a new training ground sponsorship, if is that something you don't get involved in, have an interest in?

{Ed002's Note - I am sorry I would have to ask, it is not something I know about.}


4.) 01 Aug 2021 13:15:01
ED002, no worries. Enjoy your day.


5.) 02 Aug 2021 21:06:03
Ed002, you've said before we are determined to keep Pogba hostage, now that he has rejected the new contract offer are we more likely to allow him to leave this summer or is Pogba content to run down his contract? Thanks.

{Ed002's Note - The club want to sell him.}


 

 

26 Jul 2021 20:03:24
Hi Ed002,
Is there any update on the future of Anthony Martial and Nemanja Matic?

And With Dalot coming back from loan, will United push for Trippier.
Thank you in advance.

TrueRedDevil

{Ed002's Note - (a) Dalot will leave an KT remains of interest. (b) Martial is available but it will be tough to find a buer at a good price. (c) I suspect Matic will stay another year.}


1.) 27 Jul 2021 08:40:19
Thanks ed 002 for the info- hope they can offload martial tbh and can see why matic may stay. I guess things could change depending on playerscoming in and the pogba situation. Its starting to gather pace this years window and can see some good/ suprising deals coming soon.


 

 

24 Jul 2021 11:07:09
Ole has signed a new 3 year contract with an option of another year.

This season he has no excuses but compete and win trophies.

TrueRedDevil

1.) 24 Jul 2021 11:24:09
Utter madness. Worst news in ages.


2.) 24 Jul 2021 11:27:15
Ole Ole Ole Ole, Ole Ole 👀👀.


3.) 24 Jul 2021 11:35:02
TRD, I think the club is inching closer and closer to winning things.

We seem to be making better signings, we have in general moved on the players who haven't been good enough.

Young players are starting to replace some of those squad players and push toward the first team.

While on the whole most players are playing better now than they did under previous managers.

You can see the type of team we are trying to build, and the style of play that is attempting to be played.

I get that a lot of people are impatient and want everything now, that is a sign of the times I guess. Instant success, instant gratification, with little care for how you get it or what it costs.

I think as along as there is some level of improvement this coming season then Ole's job is safe.

Better performances, more points, top four finish, maybe make a final. Even win something.

I think given the much larger settlement the club would need to pay for sacking Ole now. Then he would need to seriously fail at something such as achieving top four for them to sack him.

Unless we see a dramatic downturn in performances and results this season I fully expect to see Ole still here as manager at the start of the 2022/ 23 season at least.


4.) 24 Jul 2021 12:17:21
No other football club rewards mediocrity like we do.


5.) 24 Jul 2021 12:38:00
He has done absolutely nothing to warrant a new contract or to convince he’s improved the side. He’s tactically clueless and flops every semi or final he reaches. Unbelievable.

{Ed014's Note - wow that’s great news, just need Pogba to sign up now!


6.) 24 Jul 2021 12:48:51
Lol. I wait with bated breath for the fresh excuses that will be found to defend Ole and the continual bashing of the owners, board, and select few players, once this upcoming season ends, and Ole yet again fails to deliver. Already his new (old) targets are the same as last season. Better performances, more points, top four finish, maybe make a final. Van Gaal was sacked for accomplishing 3 of 4 targets, that has been regurgitated for Ole, the most important being making a final and actually winning it. The size of settlement will be of no consequence to the club if Ole is to be sacked. Moyes was sacked within the first year of a 6 year contract. I don't believe the club will have an issue paying Ole off if he doesn't deliver.


7.) 24 Jul 2021 12:50:03
Shappy, I would hardly say people are demanding 'instant success' - SFA has been gone a fair while now! It's an accumulation of awful signings and lacklustre performances during all of the time that has followed since he left. I can't honestly say Utd have looked convincing in more than dribs and drabs in all of that time.
But like you say, things seem to be better right now than they have been post-Fergie. I can blame Ole for a lot of questionable tactical naivety in the last few seasons, but I don't blame him for the signings and consequent messes that were Sanchez, Jones, Pogba. I like the signings that have come in during his reign. Sancho, Varane and Tripper seem like the menu this close season, although if/ when Pogba goes I imagine that a midfielder will follow. Hopefully it will be in this window so we get some pennies to use rather than lose him for nothing in January which seems the more likely way things pan out. Will PSG really want to pay £50m for the sake of 6 months? Doesn't sound logical unless they feel Real or Juve will be more tempting to him if they get involved.


8.) 24 Jul 2021 13:08:09
Well I don't agree with it but I will get behind him and support him and the team and hope to God I am wrong about him and he delivers us a third era of exciting attacking attractive football to deliver us EPL/ CL success.


9.) 24 Jul 2021 13:11:54
The most interesting part of the BBC article on his signing a new contract is Simon Stone stating Varane is likely. Not the type to go on record with baseless rumours.


10.) 24 Jul 2021 15:16:12
Love_United, you obviously don't remember LvG very well then.

The performances under him were the worst EVER at least in my lifetime. So it wasn't better performances.

LvG got 70 points in his debut season, and 66 in the season he was sacked. So less points.

He didn't finish in the top 4 and ultimately that is what probably cost him his job.

He did however make a final and win it.

So that is 1 of the 4 "targets" achieved not 3 out of 4.

Just another example of the short term memories and need for instance success.


11.) 24 Jul 2021 16:55:56
Shappy, this will be Ole's 4th season in charge.
Have you seen any improvement in his in-game management?
Set piece was an issue from the first game and it wasn't fixed which cost us so many matches and even the last game in Europa finals.

The play style is defensive, doesn't make right substitutions to change a game, shows favoristism towards certain players, no identity or cohesiveness in attack, over plays certain players.

These are the reasons why fans are skeptic and divided over Ole.


12.) 24 Jul 2021 17:43:54
Just the amateurs way of making sure he doesn't leave on a free next year.
Probably don't know it only works for players.


13.) 24 Jul 2021 18:58:08
Ole has done a hell of a lot behind the scenes that had to be done.

We've progressed every season and now the I expect trophies. If he doesn't deliver there will be options and I'd expect with investment comes expectations.

{Ed0666's Note - what’s he done behind the scenes…pray tell?


14.) 24 Jul 2021 20:11:29
The staff in the reception and canteen are made to feel loved because he's so nice to them, true.


15.) 24 Jul 2021 21:09:14
I fail to see progress.

No youth players have progressed

No definitive style or tactics

Lots of expensive signings not improved

No trophies

Maybe I’m missing something.


16.) 24 Jul 2021 21:19:17
I can't beleive the negativity here after the pr disasters of lvg and jose i think ole has dine a great job of instilling some standards in and of the pitvh. I would definitely like to see a trophy or title but are on the brink so i can't understand the ole bashing? I think he will never be able to appease some people no matter what he does.


17.) 25 Jul 2021 05:49:14
Thank you yer man for mentioning that. Manchester United manager's job is the most unique in football. I never thought legendary managers like LVG and Mourinho would crumble under the pressure like they did. I honestly feel that they were shocked at how little credit they got from the press and the pundits. Ole knows all that. He knows that Manchester United players and the manager have to block everything out and focus on the job. He deserves credit for how he has handled constant criticism. He also deserves credit for how systematically he has shaped the squad into a more cohesive unit. Just compare the line-ups now to those at the time of LVG and Mourinho. He has had to get rid of players who were not 100% in it and build a tight knit squad.
Yes, there have been in-game failings but he needs to improve as well. People talk about 81 points under Mourinho. Points don't matter, what matters is league position. We got 4th and 5th under LVG. 5th, 2nd and 6th under Mourinho. In Ole's two full seasons we finished 3rd and 2nd which shows consistent progression.
Talking about the players - look at how many have improved under his leadership. We have a genuine talent in Mason who would never get opportunities if not for Ole. Improvements from Shaw, Fred, Rashford (in goals and assists) . We finally got a great player to build the team around in Bruno. Mourinho got Pogba and Mkhitaryan as creative forces but they weren't to be counted on. Pogba is and always will be a great supporting player. He will never be the leader. Ole got Bruno and it solved the problem instantly.
Sorry for the long message, but my point is that he deserves a lot of credit for the immense job he has done so far. He does need to improve his coaching of course. As long as we get a manager that wont' chop everything down and start from scratch, but will take this work forward, I don't see who else we can get to lead this squad.


18.) 25 Jul 2021 09:57:31
repo

Ole has not done an immense job as you put it. There are many who could lead this squad better, Antonio Conte, who, as far as I am aware, is still immediately available is a simple example.


19.) 25 Jul 2021 10:39:21
Repo Jose here for 2 full seasons ole had more games than Jose in the season they shared.


20.) 25 Jul 2021 12:21:27
No youth progression? Greenwood not a youth player? I'm by no means ole in but some things people wish to beat ole with are just being plucked out of thin air. Some players have improved under him. Youth have been given chances where necessary. The camaraderie within the lads seems better. We have seen some good football, albeit in small spells. His in game management leaves a lot to be desired as does his use of his squad effectively.

I wouldn't have given him more than a year extension personally but time to get behind the team hope the new signing (s? ) click and we push on this season.

I'll reserve judgment until December time. Seasons not even started yet some are crying about a minutes in the tank friendly loss.

Could be worse, could be a gooner after all eh 😉.


21.) 25 Jul 2021 12:26:32
Stand. is it not the players that have flopped and bottled it? We get to a final and they under perform

Then lose on pens which is nothing to do with ole

I will give people the ole doesn't get it right tactically "sometimes" he has got it right when we have beat the mighty pep. the god that cannot do wrong

Regardless of whether ole might not bring back the "fergie times"

No one can say we have not improved from previous managers.


We are no longer a team I hate watching

I don't think we will win anything under ole unless he starts letting loose and I do think we are a cm and a striker away from challenging but that is dependent on us bringing in varane as well.

But no doubt ole and the team have to win a cup minimum this season and be in the race for the title.


 

 

04 Jul 2021 08:23:42
Hi Ed002,
After the signing of Jadon Sancho, are United open to the sale of Daniel James?

And with United keen to add a new Centre Back, any update on possible interest in Lindelof/ Bailly?

TrueRedDevil

{Ed002's Note - Daniel James (LW/RW) may be lucky and get a loan. Eric Bailly (CB) new contract but could be available. Nothing on Lindelof.}


1.) 04 Jul 2021 11:50:26
ED002, is there any news on plans for Garner?

{Ed002's Note - James Garner (DM) It has been made clear to Manchester United that the player now wants to be in consideration for first team football and there is an acceptance that even with Matic coming to the end of his career they will look to throwing money at a replacement rather than giving him the chance to prove himself. This has opened the door to Nottingham Forest to consider him as an option - but they will know that interest from lower end PL clubs like Brighton will be joined by those looking to achieve promotion and build a side that can challenge in the Premier League - this will include the likes of Reading and Norwich.}


2.) 04 Jul 2021 13:55:01
Pretty idiotic from the club on this one. Garner is a good prospect who could likely contribute in games against lower end sides and in cup competitions next season. Matic is well past his best and seems to be knackered by November.

Is it likely United will sell Garner or just look to loan him again?

{Ed002's Note - I would think loan.}


3.) 04 Jul 2021 14:38:53
Thanks for info Ed002.

Re/ Garner possible move away from United, do you think this will be a loan or a permanent sale?

And, given yiour inside knowledge, is this because United just don’t rate him highly enough to make the first team, or do they want to loan him out for another year to see how he gets on at say, Brighton, adding muscle and getting used to the Pren etc?

Thanks for any reply.

{Ed002's Note - probably a loan.


4.) 04 Jul 2021 17:09:12
Thanks for reply Ed002, always grateful for your precious time.


5.) 04 Jul 2021 19:03:29
Thanks ED002, It must be rather demoralising being a Utd youth player.

{Ed002's Note - They need to rejig the system a little still but clubs are aware there will eb a need to move twoard more club developed players in the future.}


6.) 04 Jul 2021 21:47:21
Thanks ED002.


7.) 06 Jul 2021 23:08:30
Would love to see Camavinga at Utd… but he doesn’t feel like a Utd signing. Then again neither does Pogba. Certain players suit certain leagues.


 

 

 

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15 Sep 2021 16:34:21
The site feels down after the embarrassing defeat.
It highlights we have a poor coaching setup who are incapable to build a footballing identity.

I see hardly two positives.
Bruno's top class pass, outside of the foot to find clinical Ronaldo.
Donny looked clinical and strong in duels even after very less game time.

Another point is that Ronaldo and Varane will not accept this.
They are winners and will question the management.

Hopefully this was just a blimp and we immediate reaction in the forthcoming matches.

TrueRedDevil

1.) 15 Sep 2021 17:36:59
It was nice to see Ronaldo coming off the bench and trying to rally the troops.

People may think it was just one game but we have continued where we left off last season. Any chance of progression will be unlikely due to the current set up.

Last night was an embarrassment. Ole got it wrong, way wrong. The players are just as culpable as he is. We don't look organised and never have done. Any team that plays a high press against us, will more than likely get a win. We struggle to contain teams that play like that.


2.) 15 Sep 2021 20:25:29
This reminds me of the final SAF years, only without the trophies unfortunately.
And the link is Phelan. I don’t see Carrick having the impulse to park the bus after going one man down against Young Boys and it seems McKenna did. a great job at drilling the United way into the academy kids, so everything points to Phelan, for me.

I‘m sure Ole isn’t a great tactician, he is a motivator (apparently), great man manager and seems to be great at building a squad.
And this reminds me of SAF as well. So we need to find a better assistant for Ole.
I feel Ole is perfectly suited for a Director of football type of role - develop an overarching philosophy, guard the culture at the club and select players that fit into both. He‘s excelled in that role in the last years, just look at the squad he built (yes there is a big hole in the middle - and again a parallel to the final SAF years - but otherwise it looks amazing) .
And if he gets a more progressive and expansive No. 2 like Queiroz back in the day we should be golden.


3.) 15 Sep 2021 21:09:51
Have to disagree on Donny, I can only assume people are seeing what they want to see rather than what’s happening, I thought he was poor once again, hardly touched the ball and will rightly be back out of the team on Sunday. I need to see more from him.


4.) 15 Sep 2021 22:05:12
Jonny, while I agree that Phelan is a thoroughly uninspiring coach, and I had the same opinion when he was Sir Alex's assistant. It is down to Ole to be his own man. He doesn't have to listen to Phelan, and he could always replace him if he doesn't agree or thinks what Phelan is saying/ doing isn't right. Most of Sir Alex's assistants went off and managed top level clubs in their own right, yet no one wanted to take a punt on Phelan. That speaks volumes.

Ole much like Sir Alex before him seems tactically limited. Sir Alex had the where with all to hire assistant managers and coaches that covered his weaknesses and not exasperated them. If Ole is to succeed he needs better men around him. Unfortunately while Ole is lacking in experience, Phelan is at best over the hill (in truth was never that great to begin with), while Carrick is a former player with a years coaching kids, and McKenna has only coached kids before.

GDS, Donny wasn't Keane recarnated in the first half, but he did complete the most tackles of any midfielder, while only Maguire had more touches/ made more passes, while Donny had the highest pass success rate. He was decent in a fairly poor team performance.


5.) 15 Sep 2021 22:06:50
You're right GDS, Fred is way ahead. Keep Fred in, and Donny out.


6.) 15 Sep 2021 22:10:24
I'm not down a little disappointed perhaps but overly surprised by anything that happens on the pitch anymore.
I don't think anybody can be surprised at any result we get in any game. We have the players to beat any team and the manager that can lose to any team. This has happened consistently now for 3 years. Its no surprise.


7.) 15 Sep 2021 22:38:21
Shappy/ Ken

Ole seems to be getting as many coaches as he wants but ultimately someone needs to make the decision, the right decision. However, decisive management, where it is proved right, is not what we are seeing.

What next, a coach for tactical substitutions, a coach to coordinate in game management, another to make the final decision for the manager so he doesn’t have to. Therefore Ole can just focus on keeping the players happy and waving his arms, be the poster boy for the owners.

Utd keep adding coaches to supplement the missing experiences of the manager, increasingly ridiculous when you think about it.


8.) 16 Sep 2021 00:37:56
Fred was a lot better than Donny last night, I’d say he was probably our best player, which in itself is worrying. Interesting he had so many touches Shappy, I’d like to see him take a few more risks when he does have the ball and earn himself a spot in the team.


9.) 15 Sep 2021 19:21:11
It was a bad result but the red card and the pitch definitely turned it in their favour. i'm not a fan of them pitches. its not all doom and gloom like it's made out to be.5 games left and I'm sure we will get atleast 4 wins.


10.) 16 Sep 2021 07:03:28
One more reason for our bad form is the lack of penalties.
Our tactics is to get and score pens and we are not getting any.


11.) 16 Sep 2021 07:15:07
Don't see how Ronaldo jumping up and down on the sidelines can ever be positive. It undermines the manager, distracts the players and clearly made no positive impact the other day. He will just get more frustrated and try to do more himself.


12.) 16 Sep 2021 09:17:52
Fred better than dvb the other night is just rubbish if anybody could be of that opinion i'm shocked. Dvb was ok nothing great but Fred was muck. Constantly out of position running around like a scalded cat.
Useless player useless coach.


13.) 16 Sep 2021 09:26:08
Sukhyrai

Did Ronaldos Portugal not win the EURO’s with him jumping up and down on the side giving his team motivation?

If it undermines the manager that would only indicate the manager has no gravitas and players like Ronaldo and Varane know what a top manager looks and sounds like.


14.) 16 Sep 2021 09:36:28
GDS, Fred ran around chasing shadows. Donny looked much more composed than him and kept possession while others gave it away.


15.) 16 Sep 2021 09:50:41
Just my opinion Ken, I thought Fred was our best player, I have read many reviews of the match that agree with that opinion as well, as shocking as that may be I don’t think it’s anything that out there. Fred has been poor this season but he wasn’t on Tuesday, he’s good when not in possession so had a lot of chance to be good on Tuesday.


16.) 16 Sep 2021 10:01:22
Fred is better at winning possession, Donny is better at keeping it.

Both were needed once down to ten men.

However, Donny offers more threat with the ball at his feet, while Fred can give the ball away cheaply after winning it.

Keeping Fred on over Donny shows a reactive approach rather than a proactive approach. A focus on winning the ball back rather than keeping it and trying to dictate the game.

The only real chance of a positive result when you're down to 10 men is to keep the ball and limit the danger the opposition pose to you.

Attacking play is all about creating overloads, having more players with the ball in a dangerous part of the pitch.

Obviously if a side has a man advantage then overloads are easy to achieve. Therefore the only way to negate the threat is to deny them the ball.

So while Fred winning bit back could be important, Donny's ability to keep it would have proved vital.


17.) 16 Sep 2021 10:23:22
I've not read 1 report praising Fred anywhere.


18.) 16 Sep 2021 10:56:42
GDS2 i'm sorry but I think you just lied I have not seen a single report from anyone regarding fred being our best player on Tuesday almost every single one I seen (i looked at around 5 or so had him either a 6 or a 5 with players rated the same or better in every single rating.


19.) 16 Sep 2021 11:07:58
Get used to it dio.


20.) 16 Sep 2021 11:17:33
I don't even remember heard Van De Beeks name to be honest, i must of been watching a different game.


21.) 16 Sep 2021 11:25:28
Ken, the reason for Fred running around like a scalded cat was trying to cover Pogba and Fernandes. I'm not Fred's biggest fan but the amount of running he did in that second half was unreal.
Pogba was prancing around doing his usual show pony crap whilst trotting back at a snails pace when he or we (United) lost the ball.
Fernandes was obsessed with trying millionaire balls and flicks and they weren't coming off.
Van de Beek did absolutely nothing of note whilst being on the pitch.
They completely lost the plot and didn't even do the basics right, not one player put there foot on the ball and tried to get a few passes going.


22.) 16 Sep 2021 11:46:28
Sim, you mean like Donny did in the first half where only Maguire attempted more passes than him on the entire pitch. While Donny had the highest pass completion in the match of 92%.


23.) 16 Sep 2021 11:59:49
Simo that's Fred's job to get on the ball keep it moving and keep it simple he did not do that. He is not intelligent enough or good enough as a results he runs around like a scalded cat. He dies not excel in the position he plays because he didn't have the attributes to play there. He just runs around looking busy and he doesn't have to. But he didn't have the ability to do anything else. Most of the time he is running out of position needlessly.
Kante didn't run around like a scalded car nor does ndiddi or matic they know what they are doing.


24.) 16 Sep 2021 12:18:22
I don't see how Donny didn't do anything. He was trying to move it forward. He doesn't need 5 seconds to decide what pass to make, he keeps the ball rolling. I was not happy when he got subbed but we knew he was the first man to go off when we needed a change.


25.) 17 Sep 2021 00:44:40
We must just read different reviews lads, ah well.


26.) 17 Sep 2021 00:45:36
Kenneth never missing an opportunity to undermine someone because he disagrees with their opinion.


 

 

01 Sep 2021 21:48:03
Ronaldo is just imperious in the air.
What a late double. Always in the game at important moments.
GOAT.

TrueRedDevil

1.) 01 Sep 2021 21:59:07
Let's hope we put crosses in, we are so terrible with our crossing.


2.) 01 Sep 2021 22:05:20
He is some man for one man!


3.) 01 Sep 2021 22:06:48
Imagine how many diving headers he would have scored if we still had valencia🤣.


4.) 01 Sep 2021 22:11:32
Shaw is excellent at crossing, as is Dalot. Maybe he'll get in ahead of AWB for his attacking input.


5.) 01 Sep 2021 23:04:15
Ken, that one season where everything Valencia put in the box, Rooney got onto. Think it may have even been the Michael Owen season. The last AIG shirt if I remember correctly. 09-10 I think but I might be wrong. Was never the same after that leg surgery.

But I agree hopefully dalot can stake a claim. Awb just doesn't do it for me.


6.) 02 Sep 2021 05:37:38
rohanarora8, crossing isn't part of Ole's game plan. Cavani coming in has changed that slightly.

We have players who can deliver some dangerous ones into the box like Rashford, Greenwood, Bruno, Shaw, Dalot, Mata and Telles (probably the best crosser we got) .

It's up to Ole and the coaches now to utilize Ronaldo's aerial prowess in the box.


7.) 02 Sep 2021 07:24:43
Let’s play

I have pointed the crossing situation out a few times. We stop 25 yards out, don’t try to beat the full back, pass inside to Bruno or Pogba to let them create. Thing is that we bought Sancho who wants to get past players, let’s hope he isn’t ruined by being stunted, forced to pass inside or stuck on the left to come inside on his right and that we do have the option of crossing this season.


8.) 02 Sep 2021 08:30:53
There is no one better in the world at heading the club than Ronaldo.
A lot of times it's like the world has paused and he jumps up and scores. It's unreal.
We are down 1-0 or drawing 1-1,
Imagine Cavani and ronaldo in the box with us crossing at every chance we get. Could be a great plan B.


9.) 02 Sep 2021 08:38:26
Rumour has it Cristiano Ronaldo was the person who originally taught Salmon how to jump.


10.) 02 Sep 2021 09:12:32
I think our lack of crossing has made us incredibly predictable over the last few years. Defenders know that our wingers are going to cut inside more often than not, allowing them to easily defend against our attacks. Hopefully, having an incredibly talented header of the ball in Ronaldo on the pitch (or Cavani, for that matter) will lead to our wingers switching things up a little in future, which should lead to more crosses and more successful dribbles into the box.


11.) 02 Sep 2021 10:06:24
Redseven

They have to be coached on movement to get fullbacks out of position and get around them. We don’t at the moment because of our tactics. Pep has done it with City and they get behind fullbacks a lot to create danger. It needs a change of tactics from our coaching team but are they willing or capable?


12.) 02 Sep 2021 14:42:39
More of the latter. They're incapable.


 

 

29 Aug 2021 17:20:26
What a shambolic first half.
Thoroughly outplayed by Wolves.
Fred is shocking and is always a liability with his poor touch and passing.

TrueRedDevil

1.) 29 Aug 2021 17:25:56
Fred has been awful but our shiny new signings both look like they’re in a pre season game aswell.

Pogba can’t play in the middle anymore Fred isn’t good enough to do the work of 2 men in there when PP goes on a wander.

I agree we have been awful but to single Fred out as a bad player is just jumping on the bandwagon, none of them are getting near wolves and we are being outplayed all over the pitch.

Very lucky to be 0-0 at half time.


2.) 29 Aug 2021 17:38:02
It was hardly shambolic mate.
I do agree about Fred though. When he’s bad, he’s really bad! At his best, he’s just an average squad player.
We’re screaming out for a decent DM.


3.) 29 Aug 2021 18:21:10
Useless manager.

{Ed014's Note - but yours luckily😉


4.) 29 Aug 2021 18:21:10
Useless manager.


5.) 29 Aug 2021 18:31:02
No, Fred was actually dreadful first half -no matter who was or wasnt alongside him. Neither he not James should be anywhere near a team in top half of premiership.

3 points so no point moaning but by god we looked a poor team for 80 minutes there.


6.) 29 Aug 2021 19:12:40
How can you blame a manager when he's only half involved in player recruitment Anyway wolves played out if their skin and still didn't get behind us. One true chance and de gea thwarted them. They had more penetration and weren't good enuf. Mason is class, we need a strong midfield. if we get one we ate in the hunt. Souness is a plank.


7.) 29 Aug 2021 19:15:01
@Mangetout sorry but Fred was screaming to be singled out! I’d argue that he was the one player, replacing whom, would’ve made the most difference! Just awful awful awful game from him which seems to the case rather than exception!

Hey @Ed14 I’d rather have my manager than yours ;) xoxo.

{Ed014's Note - there’s lucky for you as no other top team would touch him with a barge pole.


8.) 29 Aug 2021 19:33:01
Yup. Agreed. I feel a whole lot luckier than you right now! and to add insult to injury, we also broke your away unbeaten run today : (. yall just can't catch a break eh!

But hang in there buddy!

{Ed014's Note - you’re going to need all you can get fella😂😂😂


9.) 29 Aug 2021 19:39:58
Yes how can you blame the manager for setting up his team poorly, not adjusting his tactics, picking the wrong team, having zero impact after halftime. Guess that’s all Fred’s doing?


10.) 29 Aug 2021 19:54:20
which is why we went out and got all the luck we need by casting this magic spell. i'll share it with ya ;)

sit in a dark room and repeat these words over and over again "Viva Ronaldo" until the light shines upon ya'll. xoxo.

{Ed014's Note - 🤦‍♂️


11.) 29 Aug 2021 19:57:20
@tombomb you may have a point actually, i didn't realize Ole intentionally asked fred to misplace basic passes, have a first touch heavier than a friggin aircraft carrier and to clear the ball to opposing players just outside his own penalty box.


12.) 29 Aug 2021 20:42:16
When the same poor decisions from the manager are the rule and not the exception to the rule, you have to question scratch your head and say “he any good”. It’s odd that your sarcasm about Fred isn’t far from true. We know what Fred is likely to serve up week after week, yet continue to roll him out and then ole compounds the situation by pairing him with the defensively poor pogba.

Do you think if ole was the manager of any of the last ten premier league title winning squads would that team still have won the league? Based on what we see week after week I feel confident in saying no - and to me that’s a massive problem and will continue to hold the club back. He has plenty of time like his buddies and apologists have asked, and still no actual progress in his ability to organize a team and impact a game.


13.) 29 Aug 2021 22:54:30
@tombomb fair enough! to answer your question, i sincerely do think ole could have won! We are at the moment a "nearly" team, objectively speaking that is i.e 2nd in the league last year and what have you!

Pertinently, we have not been even that since SAF left. Mourinho was our hollywood type appointment (and LVG was too perhaps - what with the world cup histronics) proven winner and all that, and he very well couldve won us a league title had he stayed longer, but we all know about the very public self destruct mode he went into.

I ask you, what hasn't Ole done for you? has he not cleared out the fellainis and the smallings? has he not ignited a bit of a spark in the team? has he not assembled the best squad we've had in a while (ofcourse management deserves credit - but mind you LVG n mourinho couldnt) .

before posters start here on the whole "settling with mediocrity" trope, i guess some of us feel like we know success ain't instant (unless your chelsea i suppose - that's some voodoo oil money) and sure the football sometimes ain't great, but i suppose why I am rooting for Ole is because my eyes haven't seen even this level since SAF left and to be honest SAF had soooooo many games like that towards the end as well.


 

 

27 Aug 2021 15:04:03
Welcome back Cristiano.
I think his hunger, professionalism and dedication will provide a huge boost for United.

TrueRedDevil

1.) 27 Aug 2021 15:33:37
I know a lot of fans don't care about money but the suits must be having slepless nights - especically if the C.V. problem flares up a and we shut grounds again.

Cavani, De Gea, Pogba, Maguire, Varane, Sancho and maybe Ronaldo and million quid a week sat on the bench.

Im fully expecting to see Paul Ogrady to turn up at OT any day now appealing for people to come and give Jones, James, Matic, Mata Dalot, Bailly, Lingard a home . or at least sponsor them.

{Ed014's Note - this is just to good to be true! 😂😂


 

 

26 Aug 2021 11:18:00
Ole strikes again.
After acknowledging that McTominay was injured, he still played him against Southampton and has now aggravated the injury.

He is set to miss few weeks after requiring a surgery.

TrueRedDevil

{Ed014's Note - Gollum is an utter buffoon!


1.) 26 Aug 2021 11:31:29
The bloke is a complete numpty.


2.) 26 Aug 2021 11:33:47
Players are always going to want to play. This is where the manager and the medical team should be doing their job. Not only did they allow Rashford to play for over a year whilst needing surgery, he actually overplayed him.

Now McTominay was played "while in significant pain". Absolute rocks for brains. The man hasn't learned a thing from his playing days considering he was injured quite a lot.


3.) 26 Aug 2021 11:39:01
I am sad that Scott is injured. Gets us a new midfielder though.


4.) 26 Aug 2021 11:41:53
There is literally no evidence that playing him on Sunday made it worse, they have been trying to manage it but it hasn’t worked so he has gone for surgery now while there is an international break coming up so he misses as little as possible for us, makes sense to me.


5.) 26 Aug 2021 11:55:12
Same crap midfield for Sunday then…can’t wait.


6.) 26 Aug 2021 12:38:10
The McTominay news today makes it absolutely imperative that Saul/ Bissouma/ Neves/ Camavinga (in that order, for me) comes in in the next few days. Otherwise, we’ll be out of the title race by November. Even Ole cannot think he can get by with just Fred, Matic and vdBeek to rotate for the two holding positions.

{Ed077's Note - Or Ndidi.

Frankly there are literally more than 2 dozen midfielders who will, in my view, improve our team by a fair bit.}


7.) 26 Aug 2021 12:39:55
I think he might play vdb ahead of matic v wolves.
It makes no sense to bring on a injured player as a sub.

{Ed077's Note - I thought Fred was worse than Matic so....


8.) 26 Aug 2021 12:30:11
GDS2, Ole told MUTV on Sunday before the match "Of course we want to keep the continuity but Scott is struggling with an injury, hopefully we can get half an hour out of him of needed"


9.) 26 Aug 2021 13:37:17
well if he doesn't play vdb ahead of matic or fred this weekend then he is as ken says a wally.


10.) 26 Aug 2021 13:51:40
Mumbles,

I know I saw it, and he did get that out of him. He was going for surgery anyway.

Scott on insta has just said himself it’s been managed for the last few months and he should be back after the international break, no mention of it being worse because he played on Sunday, people are just saying that as an extra stick to beat the manager with, which is no surprise at the moment.


11.) 26 Aug 2021 13:52:35
For a person, who claims his posts to be well balanced, GDS2 you are adamant and hell bent on defending Ole at all costs. Does he buy you groceries each month?


12.) 26 Aug 2021 16:16:01
UA,

Trying to provide some balance to the ridiculousness of people blaming everything on him. There is plenty to go at but people will search for every little thing. I said there is no evidence to suggest playing on Sunday made it worse, do you disagree?


13.) 26 Aug 2021 16:17:17
About as well balanced as jockey Wilson on a tightrope UA.


14.) 26 Aug 2021 16:25:15
Greenwood and rash scored in 4th round last year.
V Brighton mctom and pogba scored
Next match cavani and martial scored.
Didnt bother to look v city as whole 1st team played.


15.) 26 Aug 2021 16:30:58
You're some spin doctor GDS2. Who schedules a surgery two games into the season? Nobody that's who.

We needed a goal on Sunday and the manager put on an injured player not known for scoring or assisting. That player days later is now undergoing surgery.

Listen I get that I or some posters pick up on everything Ole does, but this is another in a long list of absolute howlers from the manager.

Incompetant!


16.) 26 Aug 2021 17:05:22
Funny word to spell wrong mumbles.

At least you get that that is what happens and that’s why I post, generally just laughing at the meltdowns.


17.) 26 Aug 2021 17:17:01
I agree mumbles.


18.) 26 Aug 2021 17:51:02
As much as evidence as of Ole being a "not bad" manager, GDS2. Do you disagree?


19.) 26 Aug 2021 18:38:55
We're going down the road of criticising spelling now GDS2?

You certainly don't laugh at the meltdowns, you're normally the one crying that you're being abused because 99% of your posts are easily picked a part.


20.) 26 Aug 2021 19:21:12
The irony of negative posters suggesting someone is too positive.


21.) 26 Aug 2021 19:30:09
Always the victim.


22.) 26 Aug 2021 21:07:48
Stop it you guys! My stomach hurts from laughing at your meltdowns!

What I am waiting for, though, is for someone to blame Ole for the Great Depression! You see his great great grandfather….


23.) 26 Aug 2021 22:51:13
Ken,

You really are starting to get embarrassing with some of your posts aimed at me, please stop it, it’s too much.


24.) 26 Aug 2021 22:53:03
Mumbles,

I wasn’t criticising your spelling pal I said I thought it was funny that you spelt that word wrong, you can start making it personal, I genuinely find most things funny on here. Pick apart all of my posts, Ken did it to jred until jred became abusive towards him and got banned which was a shame, anyone with any positivity the same happens but don’t worry, I’ll keep laughing 😉.


 

 

 

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Pogba had high praise for France DM Tchoumeni.
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What a deal :)
Hope we invest in a midfielder now.

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I believe Crystal Palace are in for Amad.
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Apparently Jorge Mendes is in England discussing a player to United.
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Donny put in a man of the match performance in his last start.
Last year, he had lesser game time than Van Dijk.

It will be a disgraceful decision to sell him without giving him a proper run in the team.

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Ole has taken the club as far as he could.
But now after assembling a quality squad, we need a top quality manager to take us to the next step.

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Dodgy, City and Liverpool have played against top teams and are sitting at the top.
We on the other hand played against average teams.
If we had any ambition to compete, we should have picked up maximum points against these teams and utilize the easy fixture list.

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He is absolutely spot on.

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