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13 Sep 2021 08:55:53
little rumor for use dunno if the eds can confirm if its BS or not.

but I've been told that united are speaking to mino about pogba and in regards to sorting their relationship out and are confident they can get pogba signed up to a new deal.

Cheshire red have you heard anything.


1.) 13 Sep 2021 09:22:16
Let's hope not. The pogba saga needs to end now, let him leave.

2.) 13 Sep 2021 09:41:41
Souness will be delighted.

3.) 13 Sep 2021 11:09:07
Yh read a story that Pogba is more amenable to signing a new deal, the way he's been playing this year, would be good to tie him down.

4.) 13 Sep 2021 13:15:13
If we sign Pogba let's go out and sign a DM.
I'm happy if it that means Donny goes or 1 more goes.
Pogba needs a Kante like DM or someone close. Maybe let's go all out for Ndidi.

5.) 13 Sep 2021 13:20:52
if i were United, i would do it now as the team is on a high and he will be most likely to sign without demanding heaven and earth to do so.

6.) 13 Sep 2021 14:58:00
Fickle as hell. Few shiny signings so maybe pogba will choose to stay and now everyone's for pogba staying. Few weeks ago it was get rid ASAP. Least my minds not been changed, he should just go. Too much hassle and never truly wanted to be here.

7.) 13 Sep 2021 15:16:04
Pogba had high praise for France DM Tchoumeni.
Maybe he is someone to look out for?

8.) 13 Sep 2021 15:19:35
RedWhiskey, it's funny how people feel differently about different players in similar situations.

Pogba slated for only wanting to commit to the club once they show ambition to sign the best players.

Rooney on the other hand when he went public about not wanting to sign a new deal because the club lacked ambition in their signings was lauded a hero.

In both situations it's a case of a top player just wanting more top class players around them to give them a serious chance at winning titles.

9.) 13 Sep 2021 15:28:20
Red Whiskey, if Pogba wants to go he will go for a free this coming summer and he will not sign a new deal. If he signs a new deal I would say that shows he wants to stay and thinks the team is going somewhere. Personally I think he is a great player, but hasn't done it enough for us. He is playing well at the moment and if this is the Pogba we could see on a consistent basis, then I would love him to stay.

10.) 13 Sep 2021 15:47:51
shappy difference was Rooney was practically a one man show doing everything. giving 10 out of 10s every week.

11.) 13 Sep 2021 17:57:07
Seeing players of the quality of the players that came in this summer is going to make players more likely want to play at Utd.

Players want to play with top players just as they want to play under top managers. I would guess its Ronaldo and Varane that is more impactive than Ole and Phelan but maybe I am wrong.

12.) 13 Sep 2021 21:06:05
We should keep Pogba only if we go on and sign a Ndidi. Next season I want us to go all in for ndidi even if that means we let 6-7 players go (martial, lingard, Donny and 1-2 fringe players more) . He will be overpriced but he's exactly player we need with Pogba.
Pogba is playing well and would be perfect player to find our attacking forwards.

13.) 16 Sep 2021 20:52:51
Let Pogba go, sign Bellingham.

14.) 16 Sep 2021 23:07:30
My only negative comments about Pogba is his lack of effort on the pitch. The bad body language. No tracking back or covering.

This season he has looked much better. Far happier. Even in a midfield 2 he has looked good. Okay, an occasional slip up defensively is expected, happy for him to make up for that in the attacking 3rd. But there were periods last year when he was a liability, and totally unprofessional.

If he wants to stay, and is all in, then I would sign him up and then we need to solve the DM position. He was one of my least favourite players, but he is winning me over.

15.) 19 Sep 2021 11:14:22
He needs to leave. He’s wanted out for 2 years - he doesn’t fit the Premier League style of play. That much is painfully obvious and he’d be happier in Spain and Italy.

16.) 19 Sep 2021 22:31:42
Pogba is, admittedly, my favourite Utd player. He has been untouchable this season and his range of passing is the best in the league. If he stays this committed then he will easily be in the top 3 midfielders in the league.



18 Jul 2021 14:30:10
Rumours of united being offered v. junior when discussing the varane deal

United want him on loan with an option to buy.

Is just online rumours but he's only 21 and did have promise when madrid signed him, pacy and can play on either wing.


1.) 18 Jul 2021 14:45:22
I mentioned this down the page, ed002 said he won’t be joining us. decent player but I struggle to see why we would want him as he’s another wide player not a number 9. the 2 big Spanish clubs really are having a fire sale aren’t they 🤣.



28 Oct 2020 22:37:01
Telles has C.V.


1.) 29 Oct 2020 06:18:27
Ole has confirmed he has had no symptoms, so he will be back after a good rest and fitness.

2.) 29 Oct 2020 18:03:38
Ed could you shed light on Bartomeus comments about the super league? I know a little bit about it through work in that it’s United and Arsenal with Liverpool possibly being invited if they can increase their global appeal. But it seems like the negotiations have taken off in various directions recently?

{Ed002's Note - He was discussing the proposals of the "elite" sides which I have been explaining for several years. The other idea are simply options, which I have explained as well.}

3.) 02 Nov 2020 07:47:36
We need a manager with a C. V.

4.) 05 Nov 2020 13:26:54
ken only just seen this, it made me chuckle lol.



05 Oct 2020 13:58:35
i just don't get united at all.

its a comedy show in the market,

we knew what dortmund wanted yet offer around 16 million short of what they want.

yet agree 20 million euros for telles, don't sell smalling for a fee that could be used to add to the bid we have already sent to dortmund for sancho.

then apprently are in for this 18 year old kid for 30 million euroes but don't have the money for sancho

the bid was obviously just for fun, never any intention to buy the player just a smoke screen for the good old "we tried"

and again made it out to every club that we don't have a clue on how to conduct transfers

i don't get how we can end the season on a positive feeling to now this,

and now we have a few weeks before we play again., .,

and our next 5 games don't look promising with our current form.


1.) 05 Oct 2020 14:45:12
The Traore money was going to be used for Sancho. With that deal dead the money is being spent on other acquisitions.

2.) 05 Oct 2020 14:54:37
I don't get comparing Sancho and Traore. We are chasing them for different reasons.

Unfortunately Sly are sensationalising the Traore signing so everyone thinks this is the Sancho alternative. He's just a kid.

3.) 05 Oct 2020 14:55:35
Pretty sure the potential for a Sancho deal is the reason why so much of our business is being done late on and why we were pushing for the extra few million for Smalling.

That we’re starting to splash the cash around now would certainly seem to suggest that a deal for Sancho is well and truly off the table now.

4.) 05 Oct 2020 15:00:15
What other acquisitions?

Telles was independent of Sancho and Cavani is a free agent.

United allegedly bid £90m for Sancho, and are now signing a kid for less than a third of that. There’s £60m plus that isn’t being spent, despite it being blindingly obvious that our squad is unfit for purpose. The kid won’t even be here till Jan, and even then he will take years to be a starter.

There was no plan this window, and suspect Ole will be gone before the new year.

5.) 05 Oct 2020 15:05:55
I think the reality is that the club genuinely thought they could get the Sancho fee down.

Over the last 48 hours when it has proven that they can't and that they have no desire to spend £108m on Jadon in the current climate.

Now the club are facing a backlash and have cobbled together deals for Cavani and Amad Traore to cover their arses. I don't think the club ever had any plans to sign either this window.

I think the club expected a deal for a CAM (Grealish originally, but when Villa wouldn't drop the 80m fee they went for DvdB), a LB looked at Reguilon, Alex Telles and Mykolenko (With Telles actually signing), a move for a young talented wide player such as Stevanovic or Pellistri (a player for the future who might make a few first team appearances this season) and a move for Sancho who they thought they could get the price down for.

When the Sancho deal went up in smoke they quickly spent 60m on Cavani and Amad Traore (who can't join until January) . I don't think the club planned to buy either this summer. Cavani has been available for months, while Amad Traore was going to Parma on loan before that collapsed and we swept in. Clearly two deals that were not a part of our thinking until the last few days.

Our transfer window has been shocking, we will somehow now end up with three highly talented 18 years olds are our only options for the RW unless we play Mata or Lingard there, or continue with a struggling Dan James who we were considering selling/ loaning to Leeds when we thought we could get Sancho.

Utter shambles.

6.) 05 Oct 2020 15:59:09
The planning and execution is shocking.

Cavani has not played football for almost 7 months.
His agent said few months back that he would join United only for money.

Why are we again after mercenaries again.

7.) 05 Oct 2020 16:15:04
Did you see him say that trd or was it a quote an a click bait article from the metro?

8.) 05 Oct 2020 16:36:37
Quote from February Ken, his agent/ brother said this. "If it were for money, Edi would have gone to England, Manchester or Chelsea. ”.

9.) 05 Oct 2020 17:03:38
This is part of the article in 4-4-2

Cavani’s brother, Walter Guglielmone, who also acts as his agent, revealed that despite interest from Frank Lampard and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the striker had his heart set on a move to Atletico Madrid instead.

“Cavani was willing to receive less than with PSG, ” revealed Guglielmone. “Atletico could not cover the total economic cost of the operation and PSG did not want to lower the amounts he was asking for. Atletico Madrid did not close the agreement.

"Do you think that Edi did not play for almost a month at PSG so that I could drop the operation for a commission and that Edi did not fulfill his dream of going to Atletico Madrid? If it were for money, Edi would have gone to England, Manchester or Chelsea. ”.

10.) 05 Oct 2020 17:59:24
So he didn't say "he would join United only for money"

That's some twisting of words.

Plus the article is from February. A lot has happened since then.

11.) 05 Oct 2020 18:02:36
Yup Ken. His agent did say that and he also said his dream move is Athletico.

Desperation signing : (.

12.) 05 Oct 2020 18:02:36
Yup Ken. His agent did say that and he also said his dream move is Athletico.

Desperation signing : (.

13.) 05 Oct 2020 20:05:05
So was United desperate or Cavani then, TRD?



10 Aug 2020 18:59:58
Anyone know who Daniel Harris is?

He seems to think sancho will hand a transfer request in.


1.) 10 Aug 2020 19:06:22
Can’t remember who he writes for, a few places I think and apparently he is reliable though others might need to confirm that.

2.) 10 Aug 2020 20:19:42
In short Tim you don't know🤣🤣.

3.) 10 Aug 2020 23:01:55
Have you been writing Boris’ press releases Tim?

4.) 10 Aug 2020 23:04:33
😂 pretty much. but he writes for the guardian so that’s better than the star or sun.

5.) 11 Aug 2020 11:56:29
Only teasing Tim😂.

6.) 11 Aug 2020 12:49:08
No worries ken. I’m thinking of running for office 😉😂.

7.) 11 Aug 2020 15:33:16
It was a politicians answer alright😂😂 either that or Vikki pollard groom little Britain no but yeah but no but yeah but.

8.) 11 Aug 2020 16:58:42
Far too concise for a Boris press release.

9.) 11 Aug 2020 20:17:04
I’m Dominic Cummings without the lockdown breaking antics 😂.




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13 Jan 2022 11:02:40
For. anyone whos watched ronaldos interview, it says every reason why he should be captain

And if the players feel a "pressure" playing with him then there mentality isn't what this club is about and they should be replaced.



1.) 13 Jan 2022 11:15:44
Ronaldo expects high standards.
Unfortunately many in the current team aren't good enough or doesn't have the winning mentality.

2.) 13 Jan 2022 11:21:54
Wrong page bolger. You know the script. You have to blame Ronaldo.

I read that too and that is a true professional and leader.

3.) 13 Jan 2022 11:56:13
I think you'll find interviews are not where you show you're a captain and a leader.

4.) 13 Jan 2022 12:27:41
No bilko but it gives an idea of what type of captain a person is.

Wheres as our current captain gets locked up for fighting and waffles dross on twitter.

5.) 13 Jan 2022 12:30:50
Well, if he started to play like a captain then fair enough. I’ll wait.

6.) 13 Jan 2022 13:35:12
Our current captain isn't playing like a captain tbf.

Also the biggest achievement on his club football CV is a relegation with Hull and the only silverware he has touched have been Greek handcuffs.

So Ronaldo as captain isn't that bad a shout.

7.) 13 Jan 2022 13:37:40
He seems to think the team should be aiming for 3rd. Hmm.

8.) 13 Jan 2022 14:16:34
Spot on Bliko. What he is doing systematically is to underestimate his teammates and tell people what they want yo hear and. what an elite mentality he has. Truth is hw not any better than his teammates.

9.) 13 Jan 2022 15:01:26

Do you think the set of players are capable to achieve higher?

I think it would be an achievement inits self to get this current to 3rd.

10.) 13 Jan 2022 16:09:53
dio1989, I don't think the team is anywhere near capable of third, as it stands, even though Chelsea are having a little dip. But the top three for me are streets ahead. 5th would be lucky right now, we're in the mix with West Ham, Arsenal and Spurs.

11.) 13 Jan 2022 21:04:11
As someone else has said, show your a leader and do your talking on the pitch Ronaldo because I’ve not seen an elite mentality on there, like the rest of them talking nonsense to the media, they all need to show us something on the pitch! Pathetic the lot of them.



07 Jan 2022 11:45:50
Rumors RR has said he doesn't have the time to make the changes he wants, in what he think would be better for the team and would most likely be able to implement his way of playing, given he moves to his other role in the summer there isn't much time to do that,

these players need 6 months to get to grips with proper coaching

i have a feeling we might just give him it till next summer and then look towards a perm manager then,

let him over see the incomings and outgoings over the course of the next 3 windows

would leave us in a much better place and leave the next manager in a better position going forward.


1.) 07 Jan 2022 12:20:53
That may well be the way it ends up and that's fair enough to be honest. Doesn't matter who is in charge, there needs to be significant changes before we seen significant improvement.

If Rangnick is manager again next season, I hope both he and the club are sensible enough to have that arrangement be flexible and dependant on circumstances. For example, imagine Poch is our top target and we can't get him in the summer, but he leaves PSG mid season, if he is still who we want at that point then go and get him. Don't wait another 6 months and then potentially miss out simply because we said Rangnick will be manager for the season.

We foolishly stuck with previous managers when we had both the opportunity to get them and the circumstances where the team were not performing well so it would be justifiable to remove the existing manager. The club need to be ruthless in that regard as the decisions made over the last 10 years have lacked this. Players being given contracts despite not warranting these like Jones, Matic, Mata, Bailly, Martial etc. Holding onto players who want to leave like Pogba, Lingard, Donny or Romero. Then keeping managers who are perfect for us until they are not and then fumbling around looking for the next one. Everything screams of indecision and this needs to go.

2.) 07 Jan 2022 13:05:01
6 months is not enough, for several obvious reasons, but they main 1 is that the players (these player's esp) will not try a leg to impress a manager that is getting replaced in a few months. they don't need another excuse to be lazy.

3.) 07 Jan 2022 15:48:40
Not for me. He isn’t a first team coach, my understanding is he is here for a longer term project to advise, hopefully on structural reform. He hasn’t coached for a long time, let’s not make the same mistake again.

4.) 07 Jan 2022 16:10:19
No chance bolger.
Rr is not a1st team manager.

5.) 07 Jan 2022 21:33:13
Not like you to moan about a manager Ken.

6.) 07 Jan 2022 22:48:05
Who's moaning Chris. It's not the goal to have him in that role any longer than the next few months.
Right call to put in a temp if we couldn't get who we wanted.
RR is not a great manager and had never had success but imo he is the right man in the right place at the right time given the circumstances.
His preferred role is of the pitch and upstairs he will commence that as a consultant in the summer.
Not like you to try and be a smart ass Chris1. Your not usually smart enough for that. ??.



09 Dec 2021 00:02:50
Early days but ralfs post game interviews are class, straight to the point, no baffling nonsense and says what was wrong.


1.) 09 Dec 2021 05:23:45
He expects high standards.

2.) 09 Dec 2021 10:49:59
He's a top, top lad!

3.) 09 Dec 2021 11:07:55
Just listen to someone with such an obvious deep understanding of the game and being able to articulate it so concisely is a real joy.

I'll be honest I can't EVER remember enjoying listening to pre and post match press conferences as a United fan as I do listen to Ralf.

Even under Sir Alex it was very guarded and give very little away. Often trotting out the odd cliché.

Fine enough, but you never felt you came away with any real insight into what the thinking was or a glimpse into the inner workings of the club.

I think previously speaking with the press has always come across as a burden to the club, a necessity they could do without. They didn't see any real value in it, maybe even some concerns over giving too much away to a competitior.

While Ralf seems to see them as a chance to openly talk to the fans via the press. To educate them on the processes the club are going through and the aims they are attempting to achieve.

It's refreshing and enjoyable.

4.) 09 Dec 2021 11:30:52
Ralf will soon learn about the British media, we'll see how open and honest to them he is once they twist a few of his words.

5.) 09 Dec 2021 12:27:50
Ports, the British media don't twist Klopp's words, so I doubt they'll twist Ralf's.

Ralf doesn't command respect through fear, but by intellect. He's clearly the smartest man in the room during the press conferences. He is also experienced and has worked as a DoF and understands how the press works. I think he words everything very cleverly, he's clear and honest, which always makes it hard to twist what he says.

6.) 09 Dec 2021 14:02:48
Klopp is loved by the British media.

7.) 09 Dec 2021 14:49:50
Mad Hatter, why do you think that is?

They just want something to print and to write about.

Articulate managers who openly discuss aspects of the team and the thinking around the team give them that. It makes their job easy.

Guarded managers who just trot out clichés and don't really tell them anything make their job hard work. So with nothing tactical or enlightening to write about they have to try and make up a story, which is where most of the issues with the press come from.

They don't really want to be trudging back though mountains of quotes to try and piece together something to publish.

Make life easy, give them something to write about and then you have some control about what is printed.

Discuss tactics with them and that's what they will write about. Simples really.



26 Nov 2021 13:58:10
with ralf Rangnick having 25 prem games and how ever many games in the fa cup and UCL

who do you think will most suit the foundations he is laying ten hag or poch who is reported to be number 1 choice,

i can't see us bringing in ralf Rangnick for 6 months implementing his style and work ethic to then choose a manager who is totally going to change the work ralf Rangnick has done for the past 6 months.

cant see anyone past ten hag, i would be happy with either ten hag or poch but its exciting times for a change.


{Ed004's Note - The reassuring news is that reports indicate that Ralf will have a say as to who comes in next. So I'm hopeful we see a move made for Eric Ten Haag}

1.) 26 Nov 2021 14:14:22
i was saying last week ten hag would fail under this current structure but it ralf can come in and sort what needs sorting and the structure is right from top to bottom, ten hag can be a success.

i can't wait to see some actually style be implemented in the squad.

i think one of the biggest winners will be VDB especially coming from ajax. actually looking forward to the next few months.

{Ed004's Note - I think there will be a few big winners in the squad but notably DVB and Sancho. Hopefully see Brunos form pick up too.}

2.) 26 Nov 2021 14:38:49

Might see Maguire dropped aswell. i'd imagine Martial might struggle as he is hardly known for working his socks off.

{Ed004's Note - I can't predict the Maguire situation at all. A high line could expose him even further and his form has been atrocious but he will have certainly qualities that Ralf will like and we might see a revitalised Maguire. Also think it depends on Varane and Lindelofs fitness}

3.) 26 Nov 2021 15:31:02
Rangnick has used a variety of formations over his career, 4222 tends to be the one that stands out most.

While Pochettino and EtH have tended to use a 4231 most during their careers. Although like Rangnick they have used a variety of systems.

I don't think the shape of the team is that important though, it mostly depends on the players you have and the opposition you are up against that alters shape.

What is more important is style of play. Rangnick plays a pressing game that looks to counter quickly. Favouring vertical passing over horizontal passing.

That slightly fits in more with Pochettino, yet EtH's style isn't so different that many of the concepts the players will learn and develop under Rangnick wouldn't be relevant.

EtH tends to press, looks to use vertical passing. He is maybe slightly more varied in his approach and uses possession and positional play to a greater extent than the other two.

4.) 26 Nov 2021 15:44:50
There should only be one person- Rangnick who chooses the next manager surely that's the point of appointing him to his 2 year role so whoever he chooses is ok with me as there should be a succession plan as he talked about at Leipzig.

5.) 26 Nov 2021 16:18:02
that was my thinking boyfromburrenway

pointless having him as interim then in his other role if that's not the case, but i'm sure he will have a say and with him working with fletcher and Murdoch, let's hope this is the start of the restructuring.


6.) 26 Nov 2021 19:11:05
I think Ed002 has alluded to the fact that Ten Hag comes as a package of VdS and Overmars. Given that we have Rangnick now in that position of those mentioned, wouldn't that mean that its more likely to be Poch now rather than ten hag.

7.) 26 Nov 2021 20:01:33
I think if the offer and project is right i doubt ten hag would stay at ajax

A chance to manager in the best leauge at one of the biggest clubs to test himself.

8.) 26 Nov 2021 23:56:20
Just wondering did this board not think of giving Ole
Some help by bringing in rangnick earlier as a consultant? Every other than the manager at this moment in time is the same.

9.) 27 Nov 2021 08:26:08
The board must have concluded that he went a very good coach after all.

10.) 27 Nov 2021 07:48:22

Do you think Bailly might get more game time under Rangnick. The high press would certainly suit him far better than Maguire. For now he seems to be fit which can change at the drip of a hat.

{Ed004's Note - I don't see Bailly getting regular game time under any manager we appoint. You just can't rely on him to not make a mistake}

11.) 27 Nov 2021 12:39:44
Bailly might be quick which suits a high line, but he is rash, acts without thinking and regularly picks up injuries.

Rangnick talks about in order to quicken the pace of your side in transition you need to train the mind and not the feet. Quick intelligent decisions, more pace less haste.

He won't appreciate players who charge out of the team shape and throw themselves into tackles aimlessly.

His system entirely relies on the team working together, with intelligent movement as a unit to set traps, close space and force the turn over of the ball.

His teams don't tend to make significantly higher amounts of tackles than other teams, but the movement as a unit tends to lead to lots of interceptions.

For some players he will be the making of them, for others they will fall by the wayside and will need to move on.

A lot is made about our forward players, but in the main I think most of them will adapt very well to his style. The quick counter pressing, and strong ideology of playing forward passes quickly will suit a group of players that like to play on the counter. They will get a higher volume of scoring chances and that will motivate them to do the work off the ball. While the depth of options in the forward areas will be of benefit as we could rotate more easily meaning the high workload shouldn't lead to fatigue and injuries. Martial and maybe Mata are the ones I wonder about from our forward players, do they have the physical levels required or the mentality in Martials case.

The midfield will be interesting. Donny stands out as the player who I think could benefit most from the new style of play. Hard working, quick thinking with high technical ability. How Fred and McTominay adapts will be interesting. I think McTominay could adapt better as he just needs coaching. Fred could go either way, he tends to act without thinking which doesn't bode well, but if he can be taught to act intelligently in his work then he could be a key player.

The real interesting area is in goal and in defence. While Rangnick specifically states that a keeper should have the least number of touches as they tend to be technically the weakest player on the pitch with the ball at their feet. He does tend to play a very high line, meaning that the keeper does need to be comfortable coming off his line and out of his area quickly to sweep up behind a defence that is susceptible to quick counters over the top. Often if you are pressed relentlessly the only "safe" ball out is over the top. Hit it accurately and you could create a 1v1 with the keeper. High risk, high reward.

With that in mind either DDG will have to adapt or maybe Henderson might get a chance. Could be interesting.

While in defence Maguire is an anomaly. Good on the ball and great in the air (important if your style of play will force high balls played forward by the opposition) . Yet his lack of pace and mobility could make him a liability in a high line. Lindelof is better as a covering defending and in 1v1's while is still very good on the ball. But his aerial weakness could be a problem. Bailly is quick and good on the ball, but is rash and dives in a lot which is a recipe for disaster when playing a high line. Someone like Mengi could make a suprise jump into the first team. Rangnick doesn't care about name or reputation, but about the players ability to do what he feels in required to make the team successful.

At full back it's also interesting. All the width comes from wide players. He has questioned Shaw before, but that was before his improvement over the past 18 months (with his dip this season notwithstanding) . AWB will have to show the ability to adapt. Maybe Dalot will get more chances. It would be interesting to see how he feels Laird is doing on loan. Maybe he could call him back as he is ideally suited to how Rangnick plays.

12.) 27 Nov 2021 13:21:35
With all talk of how our players etc will fare, I think we will be in for a surprise with our youth players.

I can see amad Diallo getting much more mins than he did under ole if he stays and doesn't go out on loan. If you watch amad closely, he works really hard and seems like a very intelligent player.
One more player who suddenly is out of favour even though he had a great pre season, elanga could surpass the likes of martial and get more mins.
Mejbri has been criminally underused by ole.
We do have garner on loan, not sure if he comes back, given Pogba is out for 3 months and like Shappy said Mengi and Laird could play more than we expect them to.
I really hope this winter window and the next summer means we've reduced our super heavy squad to a lean 20 odd first teamers complemented by 7-8 hungry youth players trying to break into the team.
I'm not sure if matic and mata will get any gametime but there's no questioning their intelligence.

I would be happy to see the back of Pogba, martial, lingard, mata and other similar players so that lads like elanga, Mejbri, shoretire etc could actually get some gametime.

I can see McTominay moving to CB as well, as I think he played as a CB in youth, and he plays much better when he has more time on the ball, and he's tall and quicker than Maguire. I don't think he's good enough to be our midfielder.

13.) 27 Nov 2021 13:42:26
I am really excited at Rangnick's appointment and looking forward to seeing whether the same players can appear have some idea of what they are doing. I see similarities with the Lampard/ Tuchel change, lots of expensive underperforming managers for a club legend who was in out of his depth - then a master came in and took the same players and now look. However I must also admit to feeling exactly the same when van Gaal was appointed and that was probably the worse period we went through post-Fergie in my view, utterly underwhelming. But fingers' crossed!

14.) 27 Nov 2021 11:40:44

The same goes for Maguire aswell. Think another CB is needed.

15.) 27 Nov 2021 11:42:02
Hopefully goodbye Bailly, AWB, Martial and Pogba, McTom and Shaw too.



25 Nov 2021 22:00:06
Chesire was right

10 year domination incoming ?.





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17 Jan 2022 08:22:02
no shappy i remember, i even remember that Massimo Taibi

we tried to get vds years before but failed.

keepers are not that hard to replace anymore, there are plenty of keepers out there, young keepers aswell that are better than henderson,

Unai Simón
Justin Bijlow
Illan Meslierhe
Florian Müller

even nick pope is better than hendseron i could go on shappy

henderson is so overated, if he was really that good do you think he wouldn't have taken the spot already romero was better and he deserved to be number 1, de gea other than this season has been poor for 3 years.

england have a poor pickford and he still couldn't get infront of him.

henderson is overated end of discussion. let him leave it won't be hard to replace him.




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15 Jan 2022 21:39:59
Heaton is better than henderson.

End of debate let him leave keepers are easy to replace

Like above he is dodgy.




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09 Jan 2022 14:15:32
Hopefully rr js the man to change the way the footballing side of things is run.




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06 Jan 2022 07:54:10
That klessie. from ac milan would be a good shout, going for a free aswell in the summer.




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05 Jan 2022 15:56:01
well both will most likely be gone in the summer,

could be a big window for us in the summer with out goings.





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19 Jan 2022 00:12:54
Not beating a man but we was never going to dominate for a decade with a manager that was only. givrn the job on the back of a. decent run and because he gave hugs and jaffa cakes at half time

The young players we have are brats, lazy over paid and like a C.V. that have eaten away at what thus club omce was.

Living off the memory and ideas a manager had that hasn't been at the club for 10 years.

We have been stuck in 1st gear when the teams around have slowly been pulling away

And now when it looks like someone who knows what he's doing has come in and said a few home truths its time to all panick again let's see if the board have the balls to trust RR and his input which i think they will,

If they are wantinf to sell they would rather attract the prospect of a new project united than one that's getting further away

We are 5 years behind the top teams and that's if we listen and learn from previous mistakes.




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18 Jan 2022 22:20:43
Maze we are mediocrity now we haven't won a trophy in how many years.

Nearlly a. decade of being poorly run has turned us into a mediocre club

Lets just hope the next 10 years are better.




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18 Jan 2022 22:16:44
Theres a few more that shpuld be on that list.




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18 Jan 2022 20:58:20
Only thing ww can say about donny is he hasn't had a run to show what he can do.

Hes been given 5 mins here and there but hope. he leaves and does good somewhere else.

Cheshire you. said we was going to dominate for the next decade under ole, the fact is now the players are being trained proper you. can see how bad this group are.

Leta hope fhe club listen to RR and get rid of the pretenders.




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18 Jan 2022 13:49:57
do you not think he will have influence MAZE?

what have they hired him for then? its already been confirmed he will have a say on who the next manager is and transfers might not be the final say might just be an opinion, but someone like RR you listen too, otherwise what is the point you may have kept woodward in the job

hes already said he would be willing to carry on if the club wanted him too, which wouldn't be a bad idea if the next manager is not available in the summer.

they are not going to have got RR in to try and implement his ideas to then send him above and the next manager be a total opposite

what do you think marc overmars job is at ajax? similar to RR maybe not exact the same but in some capacity to what RR will do when he isn't the interim

we have cried out for footballing people and a change in structure and we have started to implement this.

short term pain maze for long term gain.

hes not even been here for 5 minutes.