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Team: Manchester United

Where from: Nigeria

Favourite player: Eric Cantona

Best team moment: '99 Champion's League final

Interests: Badminton, swimming, Car racing and esports.

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03 Nov 2021 19:06:47
Varane out for a month and possibly more.

He was rushed back.

Fortunately we have international break to soak up some of that time.

1.) 04 Nov 2021 07:15:16
Still City, Chelsea, Villareal, Arsenal, Watford and Palace possibly before he is back. Should be interesting with the comedic defence we have had at times this year.



15 Jul 2016 23:54:49
Juventus general director Giuseppe Marotta has insisted the Italian champions have had no contact with Manchester United over midfielder Paul Pogba.

On Friday, Marotta poured further cold water on the speculation in an appearance on Italian television, simply telling
Sportitalia that there has been "no contact" with other clubs.

1.) 16 Jul 2016 06:37:13
The old adage applies. Never believe anything until it is officially d
I am hopeful.

2.) 16 Jul 2016 08:38:06
Dortmund did the same with Mkhitaryan.

3.) 16 Jul 2016 09:22:45
Have we put a bid in to the player's club? The more credible sources (relatively speaking) seem to suggest we haven't as yet; more that we've only held talks with his agent around terms for the player. And if we haven't put in a bid, and he's supposedly our top target, then why not?!

4.) 16 Jul 2016 12:51:19
Juve are negotiating other deals for incoming players. Why would they confirm that they could be getting £100m+. Only increases asking price for players they're interested in. Reality is the market knows. But no pointing making it easier.



17 Jun 2016 10:44:11
Well Mino Raiola has popped up again saying they are working hard to convince Dortmund to let Mikhitarian leave for United.
I like the guy (Mikhitarian of course! ), but Dortmund are downright SOBs when it comes to transfers and usually end up getting their way - just like Tottenham.

Eds "do you think we can pull this off? "

{Ed004's Note - I would like to think so. This seems to be a case of Dortmund trying to save face. They'll want their fans to think they tried very hard to keep the player and that (if he moves) the offer they received was too much to turn down for a player who wants to leave.}

1.) 17 Jun 2016 11:14:42
Thanks Ed. I do think Mikhitarian will be a good acquisition but my Chelsea-supporting cousin thinks I'm under rating the player. He's hoping the deal doesn't materialise, how do you rate the player?

{Ed004's Note - Haven't really seen enough of him but his stats where extremely impressive from last season}

2.) 17 Jun 2016 11:18:36
Thanks Ed004👍.

3.) 17 Jun 2016 11:26:03
Is t Mkhitaryan in his final year of contract there is no way they will let's other player leave on a free transfer next season I think they will sell him.

4.) 17 Jun 2016 11:52:54
They did that with Lewandowski.

5.) 17 Jun 2016 15:08:46
I hope we get Mkhitaryan. Right footed option from the right but very good at it - a rare breed. He scores and lays on so many chances which Zlatan et al should make the most of.

6.) 17 Jun 2016 18:45:53
Mkhitaryan was obviously the best player this season in the bundesliga. He is pure class and will even get better.
Just to inform you.

7.) 17 Jun 2016 19:05:04
One word, Kagawa.

8.) 17 Jun 2016 20:51:33
Different type of player.

9.) 17 Jun 2016 17:18:18
just a weird club who keep losing players on a free or it always seems like no one wants to stay or extend. No other club is ever in the news as much as they are with key players not wanting to say, extend etc.

10.) 17 Jun 2016 22:02:05
But that's probably more to do with Bayern winning every year X, and they know any top players they get once they start performing eventually they're going to go and bayern take all their very best.

Must make it hard to stay motivated knowing that's going to happen especially if you feel you have the talent to be winning things and clubs that are going to be challenging for titles come in and offer you more money.

11.) 18 Jun 2016 08:05:58

To a degree yes, but if they had retained what they had, they can give Bayern a run for their money. supposedly great stadium and 80k fans every game, A lot of teams in many other leagues who don't win the league but are competitive seem to have more loyalty from their players. Something strange at Dortmund.

12.) 18 Jun 2016 13:41:08
Was thinking this the other day gcu it seems they never have renewal.




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22 Nov 2021 12:05:45

Southgate extends to 2024!

That's one I don't want down the drain.

1.) 22 Nov 2021 12:51:51
Thank God.
No Zidane, no Rogers
Just go and offer Ten Hag and his coaches the job.
Ajax playing against Borrusia Dortmund, sporting Lisbon and Besiktas have a maximum 12 points with a goal difference of 12. They play very entertaining and effective football. So, why haven't the club contacted him and we already have someone who knows the club in VDS.
Get your fingers out and get him in.

2.) 22 Nov 2021 13:04:46
Completely agree AAA, let’s bring their ethos too.

3.) 22 Nov 2021 13:22:04
Ten Hag is ‘exactly what we need’ like any player we are ever linked with. I’d be interested how many Ajax games people have watched to suddenly think he’s definitely the man. I’m not saying I’m against him but I can see why the club might want to go with someone a little less of a gamble. Pochettino seems to want the job, I’d take him immediately.

4.) 22 Nov 2021 13:37:16
Agree to both of you but I fear it'd be Pochetino.

On the comedy side of things, Carrick wants to have Maguire by his side for UCL presser.

People forget that Carrick and Co continuing where they stopped after the last game.

5.) 22 Nov 2021 15:09:10
I watch a fair amount of Dutch league games on TV over here in portugal. All transmitted live. Also, Ajax have been very impressive in Europe.
Ten Hag comes across as a bit arrogant, but he's tough and very focused on the way his teams play.

6.) 22 Nov 2021 15:15:51
ten hag would fail under the structure of the club.

LVG tried changing the way the youth set up and reserves were set up and he failed.

he has the perfect set up at ajax, from 1st team down.

7.) 22 Nov 2021 15:57:06
Wasn’t a dig at you AAA at all, your reasons seem legit, I’m seeing a lot of people saying Ten Haag is their preferred choice, they don’t even know his name but know he’s good enough for united.

8.) 22 Nov 2021 16:10:04
I agree bolger. Unless we make a radical Sturry structural change ten hag will not excel imo.
Gds2 has this spot on imo.
Ajax are not winning the league they ran away with last year. I think he is very good but may not be set up for success in the same way at united.
If we are not going to a new structure poch or Rodgers would be better suited imo.

9.) 22 Nov 2021 17:14:35
Even a stopped clock is right twice a day Ken ?.

10.) 22 Nov 2021 17:52:20
I did think that gds2 ?.

11.) 22 Nov 2021 18:46:47
Careful lads, Christmas round the corner, you'll be buying each other cards ?.

12.) 22 Nov 2021 22:25:38
Let’s hope so, no bad blood from my side.



21 Nov 2021 06:36:11
That's it! Ole is gone.

Tried his best but unfortunately wasn't good enough. Wish he had the balls to have admitted to his limitations and left.

Fletcher/ Carrick on the interim.

Hopefully, this time they get it right?.

1.) 21 Nov 2021 06:39:20
Thank you ole. It was delayed which sadly caused many to turn against him.

Just hope Carrick and fletch don’t become interim and we get someone in. They do the coaching, they’re part of the problem especially Carrick. He was with Jose for 4 months and he got sacked, now ole.



01 Nov 2021 23:04:40
Conte confirmed for Tottenham.

{Ed0666's Note - signs a contract tommorow great coup for them.

1.) 02 Nov 2021 06:00:28
Barcelona and Tottenham being decisive and making a change while we are doing Ole Ole.

Liverpool - Klopp
Man City - Pep
Chelsea - Tuchel
Spurs - Conte
United - Ole

It would be interesting who Newcastle bring in now.

We are 5th in terms of manager quality that is if we are just looking at the top 6 otherwise Ole would be further down the list of managers in the PL.

Probably the club are waiting for Ole to do a Sir Alex so that they are proven right to stick with Ole.

We are stuck with sentiments, culture, dna and all that nonsense with football, passion and ambition gone out the window.

2.) 02 Nov 2021 07:05:42
Let’s play

United, Woodward and co have dithered. It wouldn’t surprise me to find out they are determined to keep Ole until Southgate becomes available

Add Rodgers, Benitez and most of the league as better managers to your list, leaves us left behind.

3.) 02 Nov 2021 08:10:53
If we end up with Southgate that will be the end for me.
I could not stand Ole MK 2.

4.) 02 Nov 2021 08:34:59
Conte is no doubt a top manager, but that doesn't mean he would have been a success at our club. I find it interesting that everyone calls it a coup for Spurs, yet even Spurs aren't prepared to offer him more than an 18 months contract. Clearly they are aware of how short term he is as a manager.

The contract they are offering Conte ends sooner than the contract of the guy they just sacked.

I think he'll do well at Spurs, but it will be interesting to see what happens next summer. He's left two jobs because he wasn't happy with transfer plans. While Spurs tend to try and sell their players first then buy late in the window. Often missing out on targets who have moved to other clubs earlier in the window. Will Conte accept that? Or will Spurs change their modus operandi to suit their new short term manager?

Things went sour at United when Jose wasn't backed in the transfer window. Something most people knew would happen as Jose is demanding in terms of what he wants. He then went to Spurs and people said maybe Levy will have learned from United's mistake. Yet he didn't and again Jose got frustrated and it ended badly. So will he have learned from that and do thing differently with Conte or will Spurs continue to make the same mistakes?

Who knows, I do like having the best managers in the world in the EPL. It improves the competition and makes the games more fun to watch.

When looking around the world atm how many other managers outside the EPL can we honestly say are on the same level as Pep, Klopp, Conte and Tuchel at this moment in time?

Nagelsmann at Bayern maybe? Although many would argue he has yet to truly prove himself and win the league or UCL.

Possibly Simeone, but it's difficult to know whether he could replicate his success at another club. While I have heard the argument that he only wins in Spain when both Barcelona and Real Madrid are struggling. Which while maybe having more than a shade of truth, I think is slightly unfair given the disparity between the quality of the squads and the money available to each club to build a team.

Ancelotti, Benitez, Koeman and Mourinho have been in that category but are on the decline now.

There are a group of promising young managers who are likely to climb up into that top class group over the next few years. Nagelsmann being probably the best of that bunch that includes names like Ten Hag, Rose, Gallardo, Pochettino, Gerrard, Flick, Parker, Potter, Xabi Alonso (one to keep an eye on, could really be a top top manager) .

You then have managers who might not ever genuinely be top class, but are none the less very good managers who at the right club could win top honours. Managers like Rodgers, Hutter, Fonseca, Galtier, Zidane, Hasenhuttl and Gasperini.

N. B. I might have been generous to Pochettino who I still place in the future top class manager bracket rather than the very good could be great at the right club bracket.

5.) 02 Nov 2021 08:48:25
As much as I think Ole needs replacing, is it wise with Woodward still around in the selection process? He’s got 4 appointments wrong now ( a sacking job anywhere else) Can’t we just wait a little bit longer if it’s true he’s gone at Xmas? Then again, what clown will be making the decisions then?

6.) 02 Nov 2021 08:52:39
It’s clear Poch is our first choice. OGS will see out the season.

7.) 02 Nov 2021 09:38:44
Eric, I tend to agree. Sir Alex thinks highly of him, the club supposedly considered him after Jose but weren't prepared to pay Spurs to release him from his contract. The rumour banded around at the time was a figure of 38m was quoted, which I'd take with a pinch of salt but then again Spurs never let anyone go cheaply. The issue Pochettino will have is how long will it be before people complain about his CV and ask what had he won. Is there enough patience left in United fans to allow a manager 2 years to mould the team in his image before a real title push? Or are they so starved of glory that they'd sell their mum for a cup right now.

My fear is Southgate, I just don't think he is cut out for management at the EPL level. His approach is defensive, which actually suits tournament football. I don't know how he would cope having a game every 3 days rather than 3 games every 2 months.

Erik Ten Hag or Hansi Flick (highly unlikely as he's just taken the German national team job) would be my top picks.

With Pochettino, Rodgers, or a punt on Potter being potentially good options as well.

All managers who play good football, and develop players as well.

8.) 02 Nov 2021 10:05:09
Theres rumours that woody might not be leaving until April now though…that’s if he ever leaves. Anyways it will be Arnold to replace him if he does go so that’s hardly an improvement.

9.) 02 Nov 2021 15:31:57
Conte is a great manager. He's won everywhere he's been. People say he's divisive when in reality he just has the balls to call out boards and shocking control of a club. I don't recall any players having a bad thing to say about the guy.

Yet again fans finding excuses not to employ someone when the reality of the situation is anybody would be better than the borewegian fraud.

As it's been said Poch is very much unlikely to be available for a while so Conte would not have been a bad option at all.

But of course there's a 263748 word extensive review on Conte from Shappy due to his profound knowledge of the inner workings of a managers mind and social competence to say otherwise and that we are too good for Conte. You'll be sat with egg on your face come end of the season when Spurs finish above us.

Strap in lads, it's only going to get worse for United as things stand. Said it before, one good performance follows weeks of dross. He gets the performance saves a job he should never have had and carries on tugging away in his office wondering how he is even there.

10.) 02 Nov 2021 16:45:10
OK, Red, I'll have some of that. I don't have as much indepth knowledge as our Shaps, obviously, but I'll say here and now we'll finish above Spurs. That might be 2 of us with egg on our face, now ?.



01 Jan 2020 23:40:55
This is for the Eds...

Eds Note - Stick to talking about football on this site please.



30 Jun 2019 14:30:22
Ok, to the Eds and everyone else.

I'm not the type to knee-jerk and I usually disregard news from unverified sources - needless to say the Eds rank up there.

Well, I saw Dalot trending on twitter and what did I find? A SimonSmithBBC claiming that OGS has told Dalot he can stay for very limited play time or leave as AWB will be an understudy to Ashley Young (still has a big role to play) .

This is demoralizing tbh. Even though it isn't verified yet, if this is the case, I think OGS has further proved my doubts in his ability and judgment.

In as much as we were happy with purchase of AWB - a fine defender, majority of fans celebrated because it means the end of Ashley Young at Manchester United.


1.) 30 Jun 2019 14:45:29
Lol, just noticed my post is not complete.
It should be

I'm not the type to knee-jerk and I usually disregard news from unverified sources, I only believe thing from official outlets or verified sources - needless to say the Eds rank up there.

Sorry for the mix up Eds.

2.) 30 Jun 2019 14:48:47
Did you look the profile? A fake i'd with lots of nonsense in it. I saw it month ago and reported it. It hsd couple of follower before but has grown massively, probably because of BBC attached at the end of the name.

Its funny how you claim to differentiate between genuine and fake source and get worried by tge fakest i'd in twitter.

3.) 30 Jun 2019 14:59:30
No I didn't Srestha, matter of fact, I'm not even sure that handle was the originator of the news because some tweets on that issue predate the one posted by that handle.

I didn't claim to differentiate, I stated I do believe verified sources like official outlets, agents, players themselves, the Eds etc.

4.) 30 Jun 2019 15:12:37
You got to ignore those post mate. Most of them have no idea what is going on and others use other papers as their source.

5.) 30 Jun 2019 15:17:11
Look, there are loads of reports like this every year. People either trying to make a name for themselves or just trying to upset fans of a rival team.

Fact is Ole hasn't even taken one training session with AWB yet, plus there will be more signings yet. How the team evolves over the next couple of months during pre-season and the start of the new season will determine what Ole's go to 11 are and the tactics he intends to use.

Anyone saying they have "inside" info to the contrary are just lying or misinformed.

6.) 30 Jun 2019 16:38:55
Says doesn't believe unverified twaddle then proceeds to panic over unverified twaddle. Dalot was one of the few bright spots last season.

7.) 30 Jun 2019 18:03:27
The most telling thing is that Dalot got lots more game time under Ole than he did under Jose. I hope that he will be rotated with both Shaw and AWB, and Young will only be used in rare cases.

8.) 30 Jun 2019 18:26:12
The best teams have 2 players in each position fighting for a place

No one can rest on there laurels knowing there is someone there ready to pounce

Worked perfectly when ole played

Also dalot can play on the wing.

9.) 30 Jun 2019 19:39:38
Yeah right, we paid £50M for him to sit on the bench and before you say it, that wasn’t the plan with Fred, he ended up on the bench because he was pants.

10.) 30 Jun 2019 21:35:18
The original story has been changed to Darmian.

11.) 01 Jul 2019 06:42:41

When I heard the story yesterday I assumed they had got the players mixed up, it made perfect sense if you replaced Dalot with Darmian, there may be nothing in it but if there is it is just a case of the wrong player being named.

12.) 01 Jul 2019 11:20:06
Yeah, poor reporting GDS.




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12 Jan 2022 13:22:12

Tbh, like I said on the banter page, he's good no doubt but the hype that always surrounds British players, the high transfer fees and eventual ending up to disappoint has gotten me reserved on such players.

But you have to understand that's my subjective view and upon seeing what Ed001 said, I think I'll watch him a fair few bit and open my mind by discarding all prejudices against hyped British players.



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12 Jan 2022 06:45:38
If there's one player I'm not sold on it's Rice.

Sometimes, I don't understand what people see tbh ?.



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09 Jan 2022 13:55:06
Thanks Ed002, I appreciate.

I just hope we find our way out of this mess.



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09 Jan 2022 10:48:18
Ed002, hope you are doing great.

If I may ask you. Hypothetically let's assume you're given Manchester United today and it's all yours.

With the knowledge you have of the system and all, can you kindly just give a brief look at what you'd do to get the club back to glory days? That includes your managerial choice.


{Ed002's Note - I am afraid I cannot answer that Yaz. The problems remain as I have explained, the structure, the individuals and the way the business is run. It will make it difficult to attract players when folks know so many are unhappy with their lot at the club.}



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09 Jan 2022 10:48:18
Ed002, hope you are doing great.

If I may ask you. Hypothetically let's assume you're given Manchester United today and it's all yours.

With the knowledge you have of the system and all, can you kindly just give a brief look at what you'd do to get the club back to glory days? That includes your managerial choice.


{Ed002's Note - I am afraid I cannot answer that question Yaz. The problems are significant and relate to the structure and the individuals involved, and the way the business is rum.}




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12 Jan 2022 13:28:00
Thanks Ed001.

Hope the powers that be will give us a push for him.

{Ed001's Note - very welcome Yaz.}



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12 Jan 2022 06:55:43
Welcome back Mort, hope you are doing great.

I was an avid visitor for quite a long time before I registered. I guess that would set me back a fair few years.

Can you help me with that Ed033?

Thanks BTW.

{Ed033's Note - i can't help you before you got a username.



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12 Jan 2022 06:50:12
There are tons of DMs much better and at the same time cheaper than Rice.

I don't understand this occultic love to say the least.

Ed001 am I missing a trick? I do love your player profiling. Yes I know Rice isn't bad but the way he's made out to be you'd think he's standing heads and shoulders above DMs in the top 5 leagues.

Please can you kindly give me your objective assessment of Rice - not relative to our players but to other DMs in Europe.

Thanks Ed001.

{Ed001's Note - I think he is excellent, he is better positionally than almost all the rest and that is the main difference. Most of them are using mobility to chase back and make up for being caught out of position, Rice tends to be there already so does not look as busy or as flashy to the eye. I think he is one of the best. He is good on the ball, though he doesn't get as much chance as he should to display that playing for the Hammers. But to me, if as a Liverpool scout I had to recommend a replacement for Fabinho, he would be the one I would choose if money was no object.}



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16 Dec 2021 14:07:22
That's why I am baffled Merc withdrew their appeal.

Maybe a behind-the-scene agreement was stuck.

But I'm disappointed at Merc for this action which shows they don't care about the integrity of the game.

Furthermore, FIA/ F1 could have conceded that it wasn't intentional, cheating or race-fixing but a human error then proceed to sack Masi and award two drivers medals to LH and MV.

Would have been the ideal scenario.



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16 Dec 2021 10:40:37
UA, the point is that he's driving the faster car.

You're right about that Shappy.