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Where from: Wrexham


Favourite player: Paul Scholes


Best team moment: 1999 treble win.


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27 Aug 2021 07:55:54
A rumours that Atletico are looking to sign a RB called Zeki Celik, maybe will oave the way for Trippier to leave if we get Dalot off to Dortmund, or I could be totally wrong ha.


1.) 27 Aug 2021 11:22:46
Good young RB, was excellent for Lille as they won Ligue 1 last season.


 

 

19 Aug 2021 18:44:37
Amad Diallo going to Sheffield United on loan is he?

{Ed002's Note - Amad Diallo (RW) is being offered on loan to get game time after the arrival of Jadon Sancho. Sheffield United have an interest and both Basel and Montpellier have enquired.}


1.) 19 Aug 2021 19:27:42
Sorry Ed just seen your below response. Good he's going to be vetting game time. In your opinion what club would be best for him out of the interested parties?

{Ed002's Note - Sheffield United.}


2.) 20 Aug 2021 08:49:10
I think he could be ready to play some games in the first team. That said he would probably benefit far more from 30 games in either the Championship or the EPL would be much better for him than playing a few early round domestic cup games in a much changed United side and a few 10 minute cameos from the bench in already won games.

A year in the Championship and he'd be ready to challenge for a first team place at United in my opinion.

We need to be savvy with some of our young forwards. Sending those who are closest to challenging for the first team might be a better idea. We have in the past tended to keep those players "just in case" we need them in the first team. Which we hardly ever do, then their development stalls as they are too good for under 23's but not ready for the first team on a regular basis.

Every player too good for the under 23's but not a regular starter in the first 11 should be sent out on loan. They are at a key development stage and if they aren't playing against players equal or better than them they won't be developing.

Obviously we have players like Shoretire who fits this criteria but is too young to go on loan. They need to stay and train with the first team and get as many first team minutes as possible until they either claim a regular first team place or become old enough to head out on loan and get more minutes.


3.) 20 Aug 2021 08:56:52
I'm going to have to disagree with you Ed, a year in Sheffield watching a greyhound run in circles or a year in the South of France catching the opera, a bit of wine tasting (alcohol free of course) and those beaches. If I was Amad, get me on that plane Ole.


4.) 20 Aug 2021 09:16:01
A loan move for Diallo certainly makes sense. It is a case of fining the club that will be the best at furthering his development through the right training and ample game time on the pitch.

Is also important for a player who is on the bench to be watching the game and looking for areas where they can run into and make the most impact. For example playing against a team where players switch off/ get caught out of position and timing your runs.


5.) 20 Aug 2021 09:33:57
A move to a championship team is the best move imo. Its a physically tough league against decent opposition that should set him in good stead.


6.) 20 Aug 2021 12:53:31
It'll make a man of him. It was good enough for another one of our best right wingers.


 

 

02 Jul 2021 08:10:04
Heard that Rafa Varane is taking a 3 week break to reflect, wants to then speak with Carlo Magnifico and we have to deal with Perez.
Pau Torres has been names in Spains Olympic squad also so may miss first few weeks of the season if we signed him.


1.) 02 Jul 2021 12:50:19
With carlo magnifico I'd expect magnificent advice . we could be in trouble then.


2.) 02 Jul 2021 17:20:17
Doesn't sound like a player who is itching to leave does it?


3.) 02 Jul 2021 18:08:17
Might be worth his while to just see out his contract in Madrid.

29 year old defender of his calibre as a free agent would have a lot of suitors.


 

 

21 Jun 2021 16:20:12
Kane bid lodged, by City, expected to be rejected but the intent is there isn't it.

{Ed025's Note - if they get him welsh the league is over mate..


1.) 21 Jun 2021 17:19:04
Well, be a massive sighing for them, I'd love him here but looks beyond us and we are top busy spending 12 months signing Sancho instead.

{Ed025's Note - sancho would be a good signing welsh but when i think of great united teams i think of RVN or RVP leading the line, and even though you wont get him he would have probably won you the league..


2.) 21 Jun 2021 17:31:23
Martial will be fully fit next season with a proper summers rest.

Get your bets on top goal scorer 🥳.


3.) 21 Jun 2021 17:42:27
Totally agree Ed, he would elevate us to those levels.


 

 

09 Mar 2021 18:26:32
Reports stating United are looking to sign a GK this summer with Oblak and Donnarumma under consideration. Any truth to this?

{Ed002's Note - It is Sergio Romero (G) and Lee Grant (G) that need a replacement - if De Gea or Dean Henderson were to leave then perhaps another higher end goalkeeper would arrive. I would not hold your breath - certainly not for Donnarumma. There has been interest in Oblak before.}


1.) 10 Mar 2021 00:26:55
Thanks Ed, I thought it odd tbh but then again we have done things in an odd way recently.


2.) 10 Mar 2021 12:52:10
Think it be very counter productive to sign a Donnarumma or Oblak. Club needs to decide what to do regarding De Gea and Henderson first. Imagine selling De Gea then getting one of them to replace him, you going to still have a upset Henderson

Think the club will try to delay it another season but I would let De Gea go if needs be, hopefully he can get a move that's suitable for him for all the fantastic service he provided us. Henderson is our future number 1.

Logically you would sell De Gea and buy a decent number 2 to back up Henderson. Matt Ryan from Brighton for me, be a logical choice.


3.) 10 Mar 2021 15:06:39
I think if someone like PSG come in and make a decent offer for DDG we should snatch their hands off.

DDG is still a good keeper, but he is no longer a great one. Yet he is on a reported 375k per week. He is also steadily declining and has 4 years left on his contract.

If we can move him on them we have to take that, otherwise we could be stuck with the highest paid keeper in the world who is declining for the next 4 years.

Give Henderson the No.1 shirt and buy a top back up keeper to challenge/ cover for him. Possibly someone older with a bit of experience. A player like Areola from Fulham if they go down, or Krul or Begovic from Norwich or Bournemouth from the Championship. Players with EPL experience.


4.) 11 Mar 2021 00:12:30
With the birth of his child, I wouldn’t be surprised if Dave opts to go back to Spain this summer. I wish we’d done more to keep Romero happy as I’d be more than satisfied with him and Dean as our keepers. Swapping Dave for Oblak (either figuratively or literally) would leave us in the same mess we’re in now so I hope we steer clear unless the plan is to offload both Dave and Dean and replace them with a first and second choice keeper. That would be equally nonsensical though, imo.

{Ed077's Note - Spain doesnt have many options for DDG right now.}


5.) 11 Mar 2021 18:45:45
Krul or begovic? Really shappy? Scraping the bottom of the barrel there lad.

{Ed077's Note - Romero is better and more importantly better suited in a possesion style}


6.) 12 Mar 2021 11:04:50
RedWhiskey, Areola would be my first choice. EPL proven and has been top class in a struggling side for most of the season.

That said, what I think we need is a clear second choice keeper, but one who can push Henderson. Similar to when we had Lindegaard with DDG when he was first here.

I'd love to keep Romero but I think we have burned our bridges there.

Ideally we would need someone who speaks English (as communication is vital for a keeper) and ideally has played in the EPL so won't be surprised when challenged in the air for crosses etc. Also ideally I think we need someone with a little experience, someone who has been there and can pass that experience on.

Finding top class players who would be happy to be back up is difficult. While with all the other areas we need to improve on we don't want to be spending 25m on a back up keeper, the cheaper the better really.

Both Begovic and Krul have been statistically in the top 4 keepers in the championship this season, have EPL experience and are at an age where they might accept being second choice at a club like United rather than first choice in the championship.


7.) 13 Mar 2021 10:48:51
Romero was one of the best back up goalkeepers around and seemed happy in the role. The decision to retain DDG, then bring back Henderson was a crazy one. Those had to be managerial decisions, but made no sense, then we should have been fair to Romero yet were very poor. I have to wonder how other pro footballers feel when they hear about Romero’s treatment. We should have sold DDG several years ago yet gave him a whopping new contract, madness.


8.) 13 Mar 2021 19:43:50
Why are we all so keen to get rid of DDG? He’s our best keeper by a clear margin. Henderson needs a loan to play matches every week.


9.) 14 Mar 2021 13:06:03
Romero has been a quality back-up keeper for us and was seemingly happy to play his part in the cup games but obviously we have had to look to the future and bring Henderson in or risk losing him completely. Henderson is 23 though and I was still surprised that, in a European Championship year, we saw him move back to United as it made more sense for all parties for him to stay on loan at Sheff United and be playing week in week out. Romero a perfectly capable back-up and once longer term view on De Gea future known he could've shared duties with Henderson.


10.) 15 Mar 2021 10:27:38
De Gea has been better this season than last, he’s made a couple of mistakes but that’s it and has made some great saves, people were saying before his recent error that Deano coming back has forced him to improve and I agree. Henderson is a top keeper too and is pushing for his place, the defence looks better and more assured with him in there, so if bringing Henderson back was a ‘managerial decision’ then it was a good one for me.


 

 

 

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25 Nov 2021 15:55:23
Ed001, thoughts on Ralf Ragnick and what you think of him as an appointment for us?

{Ed001's Note - he is the man I would have chosen to go for. He has experience in building a set up from the bottom up and knows exactly how to make football exciting and attractive to watch for the fans - which is something that Man Utd have always been about. It is a shock choice as it seems to be the right one.}


1.) 25 Nov 2021 16:06:49
ED, what do you think about him taking on a consultancy role? Do you think he could be overseeing all football matters? I am interested as have heard good things about him and a lot of people seem very excited.

{Ed001's Note - oh is it only a consultancy role? I guess that is better than nothing, as at least he will have good knowledge and experience to give. Personally I would let him oversee the job.}


2.) 25 Nov 2021 16:12:23
It is interim for 6 months then the consultancy role for 2 years.

{Ed001's Note - I guess they can't shunt Fletcher out then.}


3.) 25 Nov 2021 16:12:46
Well that is what an article I read said anyway? Maybe just a way of them not getting rid of the two they just appointed! Hopefully he could be the man they report too or something like that.

{Ed001's Note - that would be the ideal.}


4.) 25 Nov 2021 16:16:48
well fabrizio is suggesting he will have the power to make football decisions

i think its great a step in the right direction which is a shock given our history recently.

{Ed001's Note - that would be the right choice.}


5.) 25 Nov 2021 16:38:58
Apparently he will have some level of control over things in his "consultancy" role sounds more like he's the boss for mourtagh and fletcher to learn from.


6.) 25 Nov 2021 16:32:22
I know it might not feel great for Fletcher to get essentially demoted, but if that is the role he wants in football it might do him the world of good to learn from Ragnick for a few years.

{Ed001's Note - spot on, there is no one better.}


7.) 25 Nov 2021 16:32:31
I mean you can't just shunt people out the door right away. But if they listen and value what Rangnick has to say then the only way people like Murtagh and Fletcher keep their jobs is by excelling at them. If their aren't good enough or things aren't right Rangnick won't be backwards about coming forwards.

As an interim manager and with the consultancy role he has his feet under the table. That is a start.


8.) 25 Nov 2021 16:50:43
Its almost like we are a football club again! hooray!


9.) 25 Nov 2021 17:32:59
We ve had LVG and Jose, both could start an argument in an empty house-huge egos, and they say with Rangnick its his way or the highway, he doesn't take any prisoners either in his own low key way so it could be interesting in the dressing room and with the suits if he really has come in to make a difference .


10.) 25 Nov 2021 17:04:18
Then we will wake up tomorrow and go it was all a dream.

Seriously I'm delighted at his appointment. It would appear we might be heading in the right direction.

ED002,

Could you elaborate more on Rangnick consultancy role, if you can?

{Ed002's Note - I don't know what they have planned but it will put the nose out of joint of one or two people. As a structure goes it remains a laughing stock - Arsenal is the same. If you look at Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea there is a clear structure and when folks need replacing then they are. Many clubs use advisors.}


11.) 25 Nov 2021 21:50:16
Thanks ED002.


 

 

20 Nov 2021 23:10:32
Looks like he's sacked after 5 hour meeting, mutual agreement so says Romano anyway.

{Ed014's Note - so said ed666 about 15 mins ago


1.) 20 Nov 2021 23:54:14
Reports that Fletcher will take over with Carrick as assistant while they line up a replacement. That doesn't fill me with confidence.


2.) 21 Nov 2021 00:07:35
Id rather have Fletcher until the end of the year and get Ten Hag in the summer than get someone else now.

The season is a write off, onto next year.


3.) 21 Nov 2021 00:09:17
Agree Ludwig. In one sense its sensible to appoint an interim manager if they can't get their number one target but Fletcher and Carrick have no real managerial experience.

Rodgers would probably help Stabilise things and his teams play good football but as others have mentioned he doesn't seem likely to be able to get us winning trophies.
It can be a one off but Chelsea destroyed Leicester yesterday and Rodgers didn't seem able to alter what was happening.

Zidane is touted as the number one target but managing in the Premier league is a different kettle of fish to the primera liga. Likewise Ten Haag of Ajax might struggle to adjust to our league and the intensity of it. Can't see Poch leaving PSG especially with the talented squad he has. He surely must have a better chance of glory with them than with us.

So all in all things are very unstable. Its one thing to sack Ole and recognise it is long overdue but it is much harder to replace him with a top manager who will really give us a fighting chance of getting back to the top.

One last thing. I want to give some respect to Ole. He seems to be a very decent bloke who has tried his hardest but unfortunately come up short. No shame in that. He has always behaves with dignity and has the clubs interests at heart. He also has always fronted up and made clear his passion for Utd and appreciation of the fans support. I hope in the future he will come back to watch at Old Trafford and be given a warm reception.


4.) 21 Nov 2021 00:23:16
You guys are actually saying you prefer Fletcher and Carrick to Zidane?


5.) 21 Nov 2021 06:58:07
Eric it’s not even official and people are already slaying fletch and carrick ? this fan base is unbelievable! There’s a game in two days of course we need an interim set up!
Really don’t want zidane, but got no faith in the yanks to get this appointment right!

Thanks Ole, from the mood around the place in Valencia and anfield under Jose we’ve come a long way squad wise! Ole hit his ceiling but class and dignity personified ?⚪️⚫️.


6.) 21 Nov 2021 08:02:31
It’s not unbelievable. Carrick has been part of the problem - this coaching staff is nowhere near
Top flight material. OGS, Carrick, Phelan et Al should be thanked for their service and moved on not promoted. Not good enough.


7.) 20 Nov 2021 23:21:03
Ha did he sorry didn’t see that. Long time coming Ed sadly isn’t it. Who do we get tho, interim until someone we actually want available, hoping the zidane rumours aren’t true.

{Ed014's Note - he said it in our chat group WRD so you wouldn’t have seen it.

God only knows who they’ll get for the hot seat now mate! It’s anyones guess.


 

 

07 Nov 2021 02:47:13
This club is coasting at the moment, this was then worst I've ever seen united play in my lifetime.
I don't even know where to begin. Clearly Ole is not the man for this task but who comes in, do the club make the right choice.
People in roles that have no or little experience in what they are doing, Fletcher, Carrick, McKenna, Ole, this is United the biggest club in the world with these names in key positions. Who scouts the players, are they the managers buys. Sancho and DVDB can't get minutes, tactics or lack of them, x2 DM every game in front of a back 3, the players either aren't listening or there is no direction given.
We've an array of attacking talent that should be blowing teams away yet 4 touches in the oppo box.
Roy Keane spot on, DDG, AWB, Maguire, Shaw, Fred, Scotty all just simply not good enough for Man Utd, all the money spent and your talking a new back 4, bar Varane and Bailly if he can stay fit there is nobody else.
Again if Ole leaves who comes in, no doubt there'll be a bounce until the names above drop off to their natural quality which is simply not good enough.
And please god don't tell me we are waiting for Southgate, it feels like a continuous wind up to destroy this club.
Honestly, it makes my head spin thinking about the mess here. What are we waiting for the season to be over by Jan before doing anything. Norwich, Spurs have acted already and we are 'trusting the process' we carry on like this we will be bottom half.
Bruno starting to stop playing, Ronaldo must be thinking what have I done, Donny I feel so sorry for, Sancho looking like he's made the worst mistake of his life, it's an absolute joke the effort these players put in aswell, at least work hard, the running and pressing stats are an embarrassment.
Fans paying good money or taking time to watch every minute of the dross served up, nothing about most or these players or the manager, Carrick etc. as I said at the top, coasting.


1.) 07 Nov 2021 07:27:28
All good points except for Bailly - he’s dreadful.


2.) 07 Nov 2021 08:25:33
Bailly isn't good enough. DDG has played well this season.


3.) 07 Nov 2021 08:27:03
16 games into the season and yet I still feel this squad is capable of challenging.
Yes at the moment they look defeated, low on confidence, bereft of ideas, with key personalities like Varane and Cavani missing, but we could turn this around.

{Ed025's Note - you are living in dreamland GIND, the team and the club as a whole is a shambles mate except for the financial side....which is the important bit it seems to the Glazers..


4.) 07 Nov 2021 08:39:13
If someone writes a book called how to play man City that game will feature heavily in the don't do that chapter .

Starting with don't pick a formation that gives them two v ones and spare men on both sides at all times .
Don't have three cbs marking nobody when you can't get a kick of the ball it will quickly become a back five .

Perhaps don't assume with maguire, bailly and mcfred that a team will play out from the back and cut through city .

After ten minutes of that game I'm guessing how many is this going to be was a popular conversation . I've seen loads of games like that the last few year where teams at the bottom play city and pick loads of defensive players, can't get a kick and try to keep the score down and never lay a glove on them . Man utd at Old Trafford shouldn't be one of them though .


5.) 07 Nov 2021 18:52:12
WRD, if Southgate gets appointed, I'm officially cutting all ties with the club.


 

 

31 Jul 2021 21:24:41
I am back, I'd like to firstly apologise to Ed014 I think it was for stomping off, wasn't trying to arsey or anything just having a bit of stress lately, you know how it is. And did notice some kind words from fellow posters Remi and Shappy so appreciate that lads.
I could not help myself coming back when I saw ed002 mention on the Liverpool page that Atletico reps have been talking to united in recent days, Saul, Trippier, both?
Anyway, good to be back after my short lived absence, no place like these pages.

{Ed014's Note - welcome back WRD and hopefully you’re here to stay and no snags with me at all mate.


1.) 31 Jul 2021 22:23:31
Welcome back WRD.


2.) 31 Jul 2021 22:26:33
No worries, we all have times in life when we just need to take a step back or walk away for a while.

Hope whatever it was is all resolved now.


3.) 31 Jul 2021 22:44:21
Wrd. Top man glad to see you back. In fairness ed014 says it as he sees it. it doesn't help that he is blind🤣 but that's what happen if you watch arsenal for 50 years.


4.) 01 Aug 2021 18:25:14
Cheers Ed and lads, I'm OK and thanks for asking.


 

 

18 Jul 2021 19:39:01
Ole and Zorc saying no issue with Sancho deal just some paperwork bits need sighing and is a done deal.


 

 

 

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22 Nov 2021 21:40:29
No ta to Bruce as anything, unless we really want to become a 16th placed team.
I’ve no idea who would want interim of any calibre though.
Perhaps they can get Poch to say he wants to leave PSG and make that happen now.
Woodward wanting Poch puts me off but I actually like Poch and think he’d do well for us style wise, and get us up the table again but as I’ve said Ten Hag for me, Naglesman or Marsch would be good too but looks like the club want Poch.


 

 

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19 Aug 2021 19:27:42
Sorry Ed just seen your below response. Good he's going to be vetting game time. In your opinion what club would be best for him out of the interested parties?

{Ed002's Note - Sheffield United.}


 

 

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08 Aug 2021 09:48:26
Zapata with Tammy going Atalanta I read.


 

 

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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.}


 

 

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02 Aug 2021 12:50:41
Rather sign Haaland next summer plus we have our very own star in Mason Greenwood.


 

 

 

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26 Nov 2021 08:16:29
Chin up lads. I know ole has battered the life and soul out of us but I think Ralf will be what we need, more so the consultancy thing which basically means overseeing football matters. Think that’s a good move.

{Ed014's Note - it could well be WRD and certainly things read well on paper and he sure can’t be even close to as bad as Ole.


 

 

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25 Nov 2021 16:12:23
It is interim for 6 months then the consultancy role for 2 years.

{Ed001's Note - I guess they can't shunt Fletcher out then.}


 

 

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25 Nov 2021 15:42:05
LOL yes Ed remember those, another rule I hate but yeah Forlan famous for it.


 

 

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25 Nov 2021 14:18:40
I would rather they stopped meddling and got rid of the nonsense they have introduced already like VAR, kick off with 1 person, goal kicks can stay in box plus many more tweaks they’ve made, can’t celebrate a goal for fear being booked, can’t celebrate cz of VAR, they want to turn football into the NFL it push me more and more off footy than I already am.

{Ed001's Note - it was United's fault that players can't take their shirts off without getting booked. Remember Forlan celebrating after scoring against Liverpool then being unable to get his shirt back on because it was a stupid design that year with multiple layers?}


 

 

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21 Nov 2021 10:46:17
Well if our long term target is Southgate I’d rather we appointed Potter ? but seriously this interim to permanent or permanent appointment next has to be spot on with a plan.