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14 Sep 2020 12:48:15
Fabrizio Romano confirms a bid is imminent for Reguilon from United.
Player is training separately and Sevilla are out of the race.

TrueRedDevil

{Ed002's Note - Sergio Reguilon (LWB) has been assessed on return from Sevilla (and keep in mind that Real Madrid need to raise significant sums through sales) and the decision is "we want him next year" but could let him go with a buy back option. As such, RM have yet to decide whether to let SR have another season on loan at Sevilla (which they would like) but with no option to buy (as they don't have the funds to buy him now) and the re-integrate him when Mendy's contract is up or whether to integrate him now and lose perhaps €25M of much needed revenue. There is also a push to integrate a couple of fine youngsters in to the Real Madrid first team squad. A change to Kia Joorabchian as his agent means the player is considering his options - but Kia's team Arsenal won't be interested unless they were to lose Kieran Tierney. Spurs are looking to sign a LB and have asked to be kept informed of progress but money is pretty tight and they are less attractive to other sides right now - but they could strike a deal which suits all parties. PSG have the LB issue to resolve and have also been asked to be kept informed but much will surround what happens with Bernat. Chelsea had Reguilon on their list of LB options and cannot sign their first choice - but they have a concern that he is so one footed it may affect his game in England as it will make him less versatile in a faster game and they have Chilwell - so they can be removed from the equation. He has been offered to Manchester United and thet will give the opportunity for the amateurs to give Williams a good kick in the gonads. Everton are apparently reported to have made an offer but clubs don't usually work that way and simply throw offers out there - Real Madrid know nothing of it, but they may have made an enquiry with Kia in case Lucas Digne were to move on. Inter and Juventus could join Napoli with interest from Italy - with Napoli looking to replace Faouzi Ghoulam but not keen on any weird buy-back clause.}


1.) 14 Sep 2020 13:14:40
ED002,

What are your thoughts on Williams?
He certainly looks a player with a lot fo potential. But if Utd signed SR then I'd imagine he would perhaps seek a loan move away?

Are there any plans to sell Shaw?

{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of any intention to sell LS or loan BW.}


2.) 14 Sep 2020 13:17:11
Cheers ed002. So for Madrid, they are happy to sell but want a buy back clause. But I'm sure United will not want that.

{Ed002's Note - That is what negotiation is for.}


3.) 14 Sep 2020 13:27:10
Sure ed. Well hopefully it goes United's way, a very good player.

Thanks again for the info. While you are here ed002, has there been any more progress made with any other possible targets?

Cheers.

{Ed002's Note - Not since Pini left London last week as I explained. He is for now tied up trying to resolve another issue.}


4.) 14 Sep 2020 13:57:01
Reguilon was voted La Liga's best left back.

He showed his attacking capabilities against us in the Europa semi.


5.) 14 Sep 2020 14:13:00
We've never quite got the Luke Shaw we thought we were getting from Southampton. I thought he looked a decent option on the left side of a three man defence last season.

Williams hasn't blown me away but is young and homegrown so I can see the attachment but I'd love to see Reguilon come in, even if LB doesn't seem a priority.

{Ed047's Note - I’d say you could definitely do better there so if he’s an improvement, which looks likely then get him in and offload Shaw.


6.) 14 Sep 2020 14:43:31
Is the issue Pini trying to solve regarding Alaba's contract situation ed02?
Maybe we can try and get him instead ;)

{Ed002's Note - Yes it is.}


7.) 14 Sep 2020 14:57:05
I'd like to see Williams switched back to his natural RB position. There's enough games for him and AWB and the two are very different types of player. AWB is solid and his defensive mentality suits the bigger fixtures while BW is more adventurous so should get plenty of opportunities in home and cup games. He's still a baby so plenty of time for him.

If we bring in Reguilón again we have a very different type of LB to Shaw, who as mentioned above, seems comfortable on the left of a back 3.

I think we'd have a great balance in the full back positions if we signed him.

I like Dalot but he seems out of favour.


8.) 14 Sep 2020 15:33:27
Deependra, I've said a few times recently that Alaba is who we should be looking at. Fantastic player.

Ed with Pini dealing with Alaba does that mean any reports of a deal for Telles being close are wide of the mark?

{Ed002's Note - No it doesn't exclude that.}


9.) 14 Sep 2020 15:37:17
Many thanks Ed002. If Alaba is the issue, we should've tried to get him :)


10.) 14 Sep 2020 15:53:45
The issue with Shaw is that on average over the past 6 years he is fit 55% of the time. When he has played he has been decent without being spectacular. He provides a good overlap option who is comfortable on the ball and good in defence.

He has also been excellent as a LCB when we have played with a back three.

I think Williams has done a great job considering last season. However, my gut says he would be far more comfortable and perform better if he played more on his more natural RB position.

AWB looked jaded towards the end of the season and I think he will need more rotation this season.

So signing a LB who is left footed and more adventurous would give us much more balance and cover.


11.) 14 Sep 2020 16:26:31
Agree with that Shappy. I think Shaw benefits positionally by having a player either side of him.

He's all over the place at LB but seems steady at LCB.


12.) 14 Sep 2020 17:24:26
RJ
I can't think of a better player we could target instead of Alaba. Dare I say it he would be a perfect player to sign for the defence.

But I don't realistically see him moving to us.


13.) 14 Sep 2020 17:47:38
Wazza, I would say Shaw is a solid 7 out of 10 player. He does a good job without being a standout. He makes very few mistakes, but at the same time he doesn't often make game changing actions.

Whether at LB or at LCB he covers well, is good with the ball at his feet, tackles cleanly and is good in the air. Going forward he is quick, doesn't lose the ball, and offers a solid option on the overlap. Yet if there is a real criticism of his game it is that for a player who gets forward as often as he does he doesn't directly get involved in shot taking actions either through shooting himself or by playing the telling pass to create the shooting chance. A more creative and offensively threatening player might open up a new dimension to our attack and make us that bit more potent going forward.

I'd argue with AWB on the opposite flank, and with Rashford looking to play inside left rather than wide left that a great attacking LB would provide more balance and make more space for Rashford.


14.) 14 Sep 2020 16:32:04
Earlier i was getting offended with repetitive use of Amature word, but finally, i will agree that this board is not only ameture but useless too.


15.) 14 Sep 2020 21:38:24
Ed002 why don’t real sell Mendy now then?

If they aren’t going to renew and want Regiulon back next year to take his spot.

Would sound more logic to me to keep Reguilon and sell Mendy now before letting him leave on a free next season.

Or did I misunderstand?

{Ed002's Note - They don’t want to and there is no interest.}


16.) 15 Sep 2020 04:04:20
Do you mean Ferland Mendy Ed?

{Ed002's Note - Of course.}


17.) 15 Sep 2020 14:16:14
I thought he had a contract til 2023 Ed002 but might be mistaken.

{Ed002's Note - It should have said Marcelo.}


 

 

09 Sep 2020 15:30:11
Player terms and agent fees sorted for Sancho.
He is buzzing to join United.
- update from Fabrizio Romano.

TrueRedDevil

1.) 09 Sep 2020 17:03:11
Conflicting reports on the sancho deal.

Some saying (such as romano) that we've agreed personal terms and agents fees and that the fee is the main stumbling block.

Others stating (such as the athletic) that its personal terms and agents fees that are the main stumbling block.

First game of the season is on the 19th, when do the club move on to alternative rw targets if there are even any suitable ones out there.

We got lucky with lockdown and greenwoods fantastic emergence post restart but we desperately need to get in a right winger before the window closes.


2.) 09 Sep 2020 17:09:03
Here we go! It’s time for the club to put up or shut up.


3.) 09 Sep 2020 17:17:54
Just seen that he says no issues with wages or agent fees, player can't wait to join .
Only issue is the price.


4.) 09 Sep 2020 17:24:26
English media now saying agents fees and salaries resolved.


5.) 09 Sep 2020 17:25:05
Well United know what to do with the price, pay it.


6.) 09 Sep 2020 17:53:16
Romano even acknowledged there were differing reports, that he was told that personal terms and agent fees are fine, but others have been told that the agent fees, particularly, are the stumbling block.


7.) 09 Sep 2020 18:02:41
This has been the case for a while - the problem is as Ed002 keeps saying we don't seem to want to pay what Dortmund have told us we need to pay!


8.) 09 Sep 2020 17:54:56
As we've seen with Maguire/ Pogba and whoever else, overpaying for a player can be an issue. If you decide they aren't good enough for you, or don't fit in your system, you'll struggle to move them on and recoup a similar amount of money to what you paid for them. I sure hope Sancho is worth the well over £120 million total package, because if he isn't as impactful as the likes of Greenwood, Martial and Rashford, we'll be in a difficult situation. Let's hope he doesn't keep a better player out of the team due to his price tag. Let's pray he's not overhyped and doesn't just look amazing because of the league and team he's playing in. Of course I'll back him, and you can all mock me if he becomes our best attacker, but I am skeptical of the deal at the given price.


9.) 09 Sep 2020 18:01:04
British media now on the same page as Romano. all dropped story at the same time. Seems like a club brief again so hopefully the saga is nearing a conclusion🙏.


10.) 09 Sep 2020 18:01:33
The club has briefed to Journalists today that progress is being made, can only mean one thing and that's were close to sealing the deal.

I will be ecstatic with this signing, we will finally have a high quality right winger at the club again!


11.) 09 Sep 2020 18:11:45
I read an interesting article that suggested that Sancho was waiting for several contractual bonuses to kick in before making a move. Apparently the deal he signed last year promised a bonus if he stayed on past August 31st (the original date that the transfer window was due to close) as well as a bonus for making his tenth England cap (which he did against Iceland) .

It could be bs, but it sounds plausible enough to me. If it is true, it will be interesting to see if Dortmund end up paying the retention bonus as if such a clause exists, it was clearly only meant to be applicable in the event that he stayed on for the 20-21 season. We might end up with another Messi style dispute on our hands.


12.) 09 Sep 2020 20:32:57
The current situation globally ended up going in Barcelona’s favour due to the extended season. If what you have pointed out is the case it seems like Sancho has the upper hand. The dates on the contract seem to be what wins the debate instead of what the dates originally insinuated.


13.) 09 Sep 2020 20:47:31
£90m plus £18m in add ons reportedly offered.


 

 

03 Sep 2020 11:29:20
Hi Ed002,

You had previously mentioned that United priced out Smalling for a move to Roma.

Are you aware if the clubs have reopened negotiations?

TrueRedDevil

{Ed002's Note - He has been offered to Roma who still want him.}


1.) 03 Sep 2020 11:42:19
Would be a good move for all parties.


2.) 03 Sep 2020 11:53:08
It was reported that the new Roma owner was quite keen to bring Smalling back to the club which has helped revive the deal otherwise Roma had backed away from the deal after we didn't budge on the asking fee.


 

 

31 Aug 2020 12:22:12
Lots of news flying around Upamecano to United.

Would be an amazing signing to add pace and power to our defence.

TrueRedDevil

1.) 31 Aug 2020 13:36:32
And more knee injuries.


2.) 31 Aug 2020 13:16:43
I think he would be a wonderful signing, perhaps even more significant than Sancho. Look at all the title winning teams - they all have a world-class defender at the back. I think Upenecano has the potential to be world class, up there with Virgil, Laporte etc

I’d be surprised if we got him though: Ed002 has always been very adamant that he won’t be coming here; whether that’s because he’s got a pre-agreement with someone else (Bayern? PSG? ), his release clause is huge or he’d rather go elsewhere.

Also, if other teams who need a CB (Most top teams, including Chelsea - seems a real lack of top quality CBS now) saw us nipping in, surely they’d make a play too.

Also, we have so many CBs at the club plus youngsters such as Tuanzebe, Mengi etc.

I would be over the moon if we got him (the feeling yesterday as VdB signing became reality was amazing) but just do t think it’ll happen.


3.) 31 Aug 2020 14:48:00
ED002 said it isn't happening. He has just signed a new contract. We also have 8 CBs aswell.

Apart from. That, he would be a great signing. I d love to see it happen.


4.) 31 Aug 2020 15:20:06
Rojo, Smalling, Jones all need moving on to make space. I am still hoping Bailly can have a run of games staying fit as I am sure there is a player in there, I do kike Lindelof I just don't think the partnership with Maguire is strong enough, Tuanzebe another can he stay fit. Mengi am looking forward to seeing but he maybe a little while away yet.
As per previous comments, top CB's aren't available or around atm, Upecemano would be on my list tho I think.


5.) 31 Aug 2020 15:36:22
Our current CB options are woeful. Smalling, Rojo and Jones all had their chance and not good enough. Bailly and Tuanzebe too injury prone. That’s 5 players we cannot rely on in a 60game season. We should arguably be in for 2 centre backs and sell four of the above if not all five.
Maguire and New CB should. be first choice.
Lindelof and Mengi back up.
Probably Bailly retained from the above for squad cover.


6.) 31 Aug 2020 16:02:43
I don't think he's coming.
But just because a player has signed a new contract doesn't mean they plan to stay somewhere.


 

 

30 Aug 2020 19:41:24
Van De Beek to United done for 40m.

TrueRedDevil

1.) 30 Aug 2020 19:53:08
Woodward out!


2.) 30 Aug 2020 20:09:40
Yeah, according to Mike Verweij, only the typical part of the deal is not done (medical tests, unveiling of the player etc) . So, VDB can be considered a Red Devil.


3.) 30 Aug 2020 20:41:10
Lol gds 🤣.


4.) 30 Aug 2020 21:12:18
Strange Barcelona are yet to make a bid. He's reasonably cheap in today's market and Koeman likes him a lot. Maybe Pogba is part of Barca's rebuilding plans?


5.) 30 Aug 2020 21:29:55
Hey Sydney! Good to see u back, Wher have u been?


6.) 30 Aug 2020 21:45:51
Holy rubbish! Is that you syd 😳 welcome back pal 👍.


7.) 31 Aug 2020 07:42:48
Post about donny joining which both Bruno and fosu have liked on Instagram 😂 only a matter of time.


8.) 31 Aug 2020 07:45:25
Prison, no just been super busy MD. Have glanced on here a few times, but I keep forgetting my password. Plus the wife pretty much fills any time I have out of work. Sancho, vDB and a quick CB would be a great summer. Hope MU can make it happen, but I do worry when it comes to Ed Woodward.


9.) 31 Aug 2020 08:15:12
Sydney,

Great to see you back. Target wise I agree with you. We need to shift Jones, Rojo and Smalling first and maybe loannout Tuanzebe aswell if we are to get a quick CB.


10.) 31 Aug 2020 09:58:22
Morning Sydney hope you are well mate.


 

 

 

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18 Sep 2020 09:22:47
Bruno Fernandes is voted as Sir Matt Busby player of the year.

Well deserved.

TrueRedDevil

1.) 18 Sep 2020 10:11:03
Well done to him but it shows how pathetic all the others were given that a player who only came in January won the award.


2.) 18 Sep 2020 10:25:06
Yeah Shan. Just shows how many average players we have.
Add to that we have the second highest wage bill in the world.

Bruno is a leader on the pitch as well.
We should be targeting players like him.


3.) 18 Sep 2020 11:08:37
I think it highlights the impact Bruno had plus the disjointed season many of our players had. If Rashford hadn't picked up his back injury then he might have scored an extra 5-8 goals as he was in red hot form when he got injured, while he didn't look fully up to speed after the restart.


4.) 18 Sep 2020 11:40:07
I'd of gone for martial tbh he's had a pretty consistent season and his overall contribution to the team has improved massively.


 

 

17 Sep 2020 11:35:49
So Alcantara to Liverpool is done.
Perfect player to play those pin point passes to Mane and Salah.

Bale to Spurs is a statement signing from Levy.
Doherty, Reguilon are good upgrades for their fullback positions.

Hope United get atleast 2 top players possibly Sancho and Upamecano.

Will Woodward surprise us and bring in quality players in the next 2 weeks or will they hold back and be satisfied as we are in CL now.

TrueRedDevil

1.) 17 Sep 2020 14:08:33
if we was getting sancho we would have got him by now. this is a smoke screen for the good old no value in the market, even worse due to C.V.

club is a joke in the window.


2.) 17 Sep 2020 16:49:22
Bolger, we tend to get linked to around 87,765,423 players every single damn transfer window.

We can't be interested in all of them, although saying that didn't Woodward suggest we scouted 900 RB before signing AWB? So maybe we have scouted all the players we are linked with.

Either way the key areas of weaknesses identified was RW and depth in CAM. Sancho and Grealish were the targets. Grealish was dropped in favour of DvdB who I think is twice the player at half the cost. While Sancho is still a possibility.

LB was an area that was considered before Williams broke through, while it might still be an area under consideration.

CDM was an area we were considering, but Matic found form and he was given a new deal meaning we aren't focusing on a midfielder again for a while with Matic, McTominay and Fred offering defensive nous, and Pogba, Bruno and DvdB offering creative threat. While we have Garner, Levitt and Mejbri coming through the academy who might be able to offer new options in a year or twos time.

CB is an area most fans would like to see something happen, most aren't convinced by Maguire and Lindelof. Yet with Jones, Smalling, Bailly, Rojo, Tuanzebe and Mengi coming up from the Academy that's 8 first team players for two starting positions. We would need to shift 3 or 4 at least before we could look to sign someone. No team needs 9 CB's.

Striker is another area we could look to strengthen, but with Martial hitting form, along with the likes of Rashford, Greenwood and Ighalo offering depth it isn't a vital area. Ighalo covers short term cover, Greenwood long term. Rashford in a pinch. We would only really be looking at a third choice replacement for Ighalo, maybe someone like Josh King if that floats your boat.

So how has this window become a farce?

We have two key areas to strengthen, with DvdB signed we have covered one area. The club still seem to be trying to work something out with Sancho. A LB would be a bonus, Reguilon was looked at only after he was offered to the club. But United weren't prepared to include the buy back option that both Real Madrid and Reguilon himself wanted. We could sign Alex Telles or Vitaliy Mykolenko who would offer us depth at LB. Which would be a bonus signing more than anything.

Ideally the club needs to shift several players before we could look to strengthen further, meaning a CB could be looked at next summer depending on what happens with our current players. I doubt we'll look at midfield again for a couple of seasons.

Beyond that we might look at a wide forward or a striker for depth next summer depending on where Greenwood's future will ultimately lie. Although if the deal for Filip Stevanovic goes through we might have an outstanding young wide attacker already at the club.

The club is actually in a very good position long term, we have a good squad with young developing players, while our academy looks like it might throw out a few more players on the not so distant future, while we have added loads of more top level young talent to our academy this summer, which in 3-5 years time might pay off handsomely.

Don't let the press get your head in a spin, we were never in for players like Thiago or 99% of the names mentioned in the press. They just love a United beaten to xxx type story.

{Ed047's Note - you’ve been beaten to dozens of players, you were gagging for Thiago to come here before he went to Bayern and now again because he hasn’t come to you it’s the press making it up!🤦‍♂️


3.) 17 Sep 2020 17:09:07
Ed047, who was gagging for us to sign Thiago? Was it the fans or the club? I have seen very little from the club this season that suggests they had even a passing interest in the player.

Where would he play? We have Pogba who doesn't look like he is going anywhere, we have Bruno who looks class. While we signed DvdB three weeks ago for 10m more than Thiago went for. I really don't think the club had a serious interest in him this summer. We have in the past, particularly before he went to Bayern.

However, the press linked him and many fans jumped on that and wanted him.

{Ed047's Note - did you read my reply, you yourself were gagging for him to come BEFORE he went to Bayern


4.) 17 Sep 2020 18:26:49
Shapps we have our first game of the season in 2 days.
Can you honestly say if we have strengthened our first XI going into the new season?
The answer is NO.

The decision makers are letting the manager down once again.
As Ed said our transfer dealings are amateurish.


5.) 17 Sep 2020 17:53:45
Ed047, even if Shappy wanted him or was (gagging), I can only presume this was when he was 24/ 25? We would like him on a short term deal, but Liverpool have got him. I prefer DVB to be long term.

{Ed047's Note - Shappy has a habit of just saying what suits the moment, despite what he may have said before.

I really have no interest in who he’s gone to, was possibly going to, didn’t go to or any other variables surrounding his transfer.


6.) 17 Sep 2020 19:52:04
Ed047, I wouldn'y say I was gagging for him. I rated him very highly, I still do. I just don't see the need for him, while he would be our best midfielder, we currently have Pogba, Bruno, DvdB, Matic, Fred and McTominay. As such he certainly isn't a priority.

Simply put when I wanted us to sign Thiago our midfield consisted of Carrick, Fletcher, Giggs, Cleverley and Anderson. Fletcher had question marks over his health, Giggs was 37, while Anderson and Cleverley were Anderson and Cleverley. Thiago would have hugely improved us. We got Fellaini instead.


7.) 17 Sep 2020 21:37:51
Nothing wrong with Shappy said that we didn't want Tiago in THESE transfer window Ed047. what's the problem with that? They said that we asked about him and that's it, we didn't make an offer.

{Ed047's Note - I know exactly what he said Herrera and what he’s previously said and I agree and never mentioned a problem, do you have an agenda? 😉


8.) 17 Sep 2020 23:29:45
Ed047 agenda? I don't have, can you me yours? :)

{Ed047's Note - sorry Herrera you’ve made a typo on the 2nd part so not sure what you’re saying and I know you don’t to the first part. 😁


9.) 18 Sep 2020 13:03:58
Ed047😅.

{Ed047's Note - 😁👍🏼


 

 

05 Sep 2020 14:32:29
Fabrizio Romano just confirmed that Madrid have offered Reguillon to United.

TrueRedDevil

1.) 05 Sep 2020 15:42:31
Amazing if true. Wouldn't have thought we'd get anywhere near a player like him.

{Ed0666's Note - why would you not think united could get him?


2.) 05 Sep 2020 16:16:35
I think he is a good player from whay I've seen, admitedly not loads.
But not going to get my hopes up as i'm sure ED002 didn't have us down to be looking for a LB this summer. And though we have been offered him doesn't mean that were interested.
As much as i would like us to be. As Shaw as been ok of late but cannot seem to keep fit, or just unlucky with injuries.


3.) 05 Sep 2020 16:38:50
Have people actually watched Reguillon play other than the last 3 Europa matches. I am not saying he is a bad player but he looks a little bit lightweight and so I have my reservation regarding him transitioning seamlessly from the Spanish league to the English league.

Also Ed2 has mentioned that Chelsea had considered signing him and walked away fearing his one-footedness. So that might have to be considered as well.

If we are really looking for a LB then what is people's opinion on Lucas Digne of Everton.
And if we are after a Spanish LB maybe Jose Gaya might be a viable option considering the fact that Valencia seem to be a real mess.


4.) 05 Sep 2020 16:52:21
Ed0666

Because it seems like a sensible transfer.

{Ed0666's Note - aah ironic humor I like it


5.) 05 Sep 2020 17:18:31
Regulion is a very good player, I think he would do well if we sign him. I'm not completely happy if Madrid have a buy back option, we could find us losing a good player for a potentially lower than market fee in couple of years. I'd still consider Jamal Lewis, he is EPL proven, homegrown and wouldn't have any issues settling, and could be available for less than 20m.


6.) 05 Sep 2020 18:13:48
Deeps, I've watched a lot of him, he'd be a very good upgrade on Shaw.


7.) 05 Sep 2020 18:59:23
angel
If a player can be available for more than 80% of the season then he would already be an upgrade on Shaw because as they say the most important ability is availability. But my worry regarding Reguilon is more to do with physicality and also his one-footedness as per ed2.


8.) 05 Sep 2020 19:55:09
I've seen many players with that 'one footedness'. I still think if he is good, it matters less.

Physically, I can understand as the premier league has been historically very demanding on players from Europe. However many a Spanish player has coped with that side and I'm sure he will be under no illusions if he does end up in the premier league. If he was naive, he'd soon find out.


9.) 05 Sep 2020 18:13:15
Just because he is a very good player ed066. More surprised that he's being offered to us that's all.

What a window if we got him, VDB and Sancho.

{Ed0666's Note - Sorry to be a party pooper but you’re forgetting you still have Ole.


10.) 05 Sep 2020 23:07:43
Messi must be rubbish as he is virtually all left foot.


11.) 08 Sep 2020 07:20:07
I've been very open with my views about Ole.

However, he is there right now and that is that. So although I wouldn't have much faith in him as a coach, the least the club can do is get him a better calibre of player. Although slow, and amateur, we seem to be doing that bit by bit. It will give Ole a better chance but if he fails to capitalise, it will give our next coach a great starting position.


 

 

25 Aug 2020 20:12:07
Maguire has been withdrawn from England's squad.

TrueRedDevil

1.) 25 Aug 2020 20:34:07
Ridiculous to have been included in the first place.


 

 

17 Jul 2020 07:32:29
Martial is winning me over.
Tremendous change in attitude.

He is now bullying CB's, chasing lost balls, showing some real passion and aggression.

His ball control and link up play are excellent.

We really need to get the RW sorted. Most of our attacks are coming through the left, therefore need another outlet on the right to keep opposition guessing.
I'd still go for Sancho as he can play left or right and has plenty of trickery in his locker.

TrueRedDevil

1.) 17 Jul 2020 08:14:59
Needed a run of games las has bags of potential.


2.) 17 Jul 2020 08:56:35
A run of games? He needed a huge change in attitude. He is working harder covering more grind making more runs etc.
Every single exoert that comments on him is lauding him for trying harder and turning it around.
He is doing well its a shame it took 5 years for the penny to drop that if you want to be a good player them you need to work hard.
I still commend him and the coach for finding a way of working.
Lots of talent its been a cases of poor application for too long.


3.) 17 Jul 2020 09:31:15
Shame his development had to be held back by Mourinho, a coach with little or no interest in attacking football or developing young players. Amazing the difference it makes to play in his favourite position in an attacking team with creativity and movement around him.


4.) 17 Jul 2020 09:32:19
ken
A msnager that backs you and a sustained run of games to get fully match sharp, fit, confidence and a understanding with your team mates .
No one has give him more stick than you, as you have said in the past you can't stand him .
But the lads a top talent who has always improved with a run of games .
Its no surprise to many how well he is playing, has all the attributes to be a top player.


5.) 17 Jul 2020 09:35:44
its also no surprise that he is playing well as a striker.


6.) 17 Jul 2020 09:46:07
Jred
As you said you can only judge a player on what he has done not on what he might do our hasn't done.
Martial was not trying as hard as he is now.
If you can't see that then your blind and deaf because everybody is saying it including the manager.
He needed to earn the right to that run of games. Ole wanted to sell him initially but looks like he has knuckled down and worked hard enough to win the manager over.
As a result of his change in attitude and performance he is now probably a guaranteed starter.
Ole tried others there before mnartial and they have not done as well so fair play to him for getting this run going.
Only time will tell if he sustains it. If he does, great, there will be plenty of time for me to dislike him when he is gone or perhaps he will turn my opinion of him around overtime.
Makes me wonder where you wanted to play harry kane when you were calling for united to sign him some months back.
Would you still want to sign harry kane now that martial has hit a hot streak? If you thought martial was capable of outscoring kane why did you want to buy kane? Do you think he is better? Or did you want to rotate them?


7.) 17 Jul 2020 09:54:29
I think the fact that both rashford and martials performance levels have improved considerably puts doubt on the notion that it was martials attitude holding back or that he didn't smile enough.

Can anyone really say rashfords attitude was poor under the previous regime? No but he is a much better player now under ole than he was then.

People underestimate the impact the signing of sanchez and his continued selection, despite his abject performances, had on martial and rashford.


8.) 17 Jul 2020 10:16:00
Ken
Yawn yawn, if you have to tell lies its shows your clutching I posted on 12 April " would people buy kane "
I then disagreed with shappy that kane was on the decline .
I would buy another attacker tho said that many times.

At last you seem to be getting your head around how to judge a player👏👏.
Martial was a 9 playing on the wing, but he has shown the talent he has, even if you couldn't see it. Was actually playing really well under jose before he was dropped for sanchez?
Has always scored goals and played well after a run of games .
You have posted a lot about him, but he is shoeing on the pitch what he can do.


9.) 17 Jul 2020 10:40:57
Dsg are you suggesting ole is lying when he says martial is working harder making more runs and plying like s proper cf?


10.) 17 Jul 2020 11:08:28
Maybe been played regularly as centre forward and having the confidence of the manager has something to do with it, as opposed to having a manager who's only interested in centre forwards who are 6 feet 4 or over and immobile.
We spent a fortune under Jose on the likes of Sanchez and Lukaku and all it did was hold back Martial and Rashford from showing their true potential.


11.) 17 Jul 2020 11:09:12
You said 'id want united to buy kane'.
So where did you want to play kane?


12.) 17 Jul 2020 11:30:53
3.) 12 Apr 2020
12 Apr 2020 20:09:00
One of the best strikers in the world imo . I would like to see him in a united shirt.

jred

So not a lie after all.
Tell me jred would you play martial after you signed harry kane.


13.) 17 Jul 2020 11:44:20
Ken
Post that then? Your just making things up. Again

Kane can play in a 2 he could probably play in a interchanging front 3 .
I actually think he will play a lot more as a second striker over the coming years .
But like I have said kane won't be coming to united, no chance imo
But all that's just a side show to the actual debate on martial .

But if your that bothered use the search, 12 April . I asked would people buy kane .


14.) 17 Jul 2020 12:12:12
I posted it above jred just to show what a liar you are. Its there. Your wish. So in apr you thought he was one of the best strikers in the world but in july you see him playing deeper.
Comedy gold😂😂😂.


15.) 17 Jul 2020 12:15:09
If you search you'll find your post like i did are you happy it exists or where you drunk again like when you said lee cattermole is better than matic. 😂😂😂.


16.) 17 Jul 2020 12:25:41
Lol
I would like to see him in a united shirt . 😂 is that what your clinging to .
I would like to see messi in a united shirt but we won't sign him either .
So again where did I say united shoukd sign kane .

4 year ago as you say while drunk I mentioned Lee cattermole as an example of why I don't like a cdm in that mould. I would prefer a ball player type busquets thiago.
But it was 4 year ago, and I was drunk . You really are clutching 😂😂😂. 4 year ago .


17.) 17 Jul 2020 12:31:49
Ken
I think you also need to now learn what a secind striker is . Comedy gold .
Kane is definitely one of the best strikers in the world ( even if he hasn't won anything ) and could 100% play as a second striker . Creatively he is very good can find a pass. D yorke T Sheringham have a look at the role and position they played if it helps.


18.) 17 Jul 2020 12:50:54
Its ok to change your mind jred. You did it after you wanted jose to become manager. You got what you wanted. But after a while you didn't like jose and wanted him out. Form and performance changed your mind. It happens to all people.


19.) 17 Jul 2020 13:19:37
Ken
I've never said different, I wanted jose but it became obvious it wasn't working out .
I disagreed with shaps about jose but he was right, he really didn't want jose fir various reasons, most of which proved to be right .
I'm not sure I wanted jose out but I thought it was obvious he was going to get the sack and it wasn't working
I'm not sure what your point is.


 

 

 

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18 Sep 2020 11:11:15
In Reguilon's case, I really wanted us to sign him up.
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Shapps you forgot Buendia :)

Sancho's versatility will help us. When Rash needs to be rested, Sancho can play on the left and Greenwood on the right.

Similarly we can rotate Martial with Greenwood. It will give us so much quality options upfront.

Also while chasing a game, bringing someone on like Rash or Sancho or Greenwood from the bench can keep the attack firing without drop in terms of quality.

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Signing Perisic who is 31 wouldn't be a good deal.
Untested in EPL as well.

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The standard has to be raised.

Look at Robertson of Liverpool.
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Herrera that is a funny comparision.
PSG are Ligue 1 winners and CL finalists. Their squad has genuine world class players. So it's understandable if they don't spend.

On the other hand, We scrapped for third spot. There's a big difference.
We have some glaring deficiencies in the squad and therefore money needs to be spent to address them.

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There seems to be a genuine lack of planning to challenge at the top.
The teams around us are improving their squad and we haven't even improved our starting XI.

It pains to see another manager not being backed.
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Yeah Shan. Just shows how many average players we have.
Add to that we have the second highest wage bill in the world.

Bruno is a leader on the pitch as well.
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Eric, we are about to play our first match of this season without strengthening our first X1?

Our decision makers don't seem to be having any ambition to compete with the elite teams.

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