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10 Sep 2022 15:44:25
Another news, another player blaming Ole.
Don't think we could have had a worse manager than him. He's been the worst manager for United and it's showing.

Signs Maguire, AWB who we cannot move now.
Basically ruins a young Rashford's career by playing him through injury. Martial has come out and said an exact same thing again, he was injured he couldn't sprint yet Ole kept playing him.
Kept playing that horrid Maguire, made him captain basically leading to Bailly blasting ole in public.

Hendo similarly promised game time given nothing.
Same with Donny.
For some reason did with same with Lingard
Dropping a certain Tuanzebe when the lad literally pocketed Mbappe. He comes has one bad game and suddenly he's an untouchable.

Gave the birth to McFred which is something we've not be able to get rid of. It's like a pest.

Kept saying we're improving, we were fantastic in games where we might have had 1 shot and a goal through that shot.

He's set us back so many years.


1.) 10 Sep 2022 16:37:37
Thought it was a refreshing interview from Martial, rarely speaks in public.

Clearly still holds a grudge against Mourinho for having to accomodate Sanchez after playing really well in the 17/ 18 season which is fair i think.

Also fair is having to play with an injury, him and rashford were poorly treat in that regard under Ole.

Less reasonable is the sulking over having his number swapped for Zlatan to get the 9 shirt.

Also Needs to take more ownership of his career, stated he could be more consistent which is true but he needs to be more aggressive as well when he plays up top.

Has his last chance under ten hag if he can stay fit, needs to take it.

2.) 10 Sep 2022 19:04:48
Having a pop at ole for not playing tuanzebe donny Lingard and Bailey! He’s to blame for a lot of things but those 4? Get a grip Rohan, there’s a obvious reason behind that! Garbage!

3.) 10 Sep 2022 20:13:23
I really disagree Chris.
Bailly put in performances miles better than Maguire did. Half fit Maguire played over Bailly, just because Maguire was Ole's 80m mistake.

Our team performed woefully and he promised Lingard mins, I never said we should start him, please read again, I am hinting towards the absolute dishonesty from him.

Tuanzebe, he did have good game at PSG, young player has 1-2 bad games and never sees the light of first team. Ole was absolutely terrible at managing youth. Even I could have managed and given a debut to Mason, who was an unbelievable player, there's nothing Ole had to do with him.

He signed Donny, and never really played him. Donny made 1 mistake and never started again, whereas Fred could make 10 in one game and yet start again.

Ole was a **** of a manager. Clueless idiot.

4.) 10 Sep 2022 20:42:26
Somethings do not reflect well on Ole. The players playing through injury and being rushed back is a big red flag. However, those decisions are made with player and medical staff too. It would be interesting to have been a fly on the wall for those conversations. I know myself when I played rugby I’d do anything to get on the pitch even when I was nowhere near 80% never mind 100%.

Lingard, Henderson, Bailly, Van de beek. Those lads weren’t taking us very far now let’s just be honest. Tuanzebe hasn’t made it at Villa or Napoli, so not good enough for us. Yes a good game against Mbappe, and he has the raw ability as a defender but he’s always injured and didn’t make it elsewhere.

5.) 10 Sep 2022 22:50:30
I find it all really stupid. His main complaint against Ole is that he didn't tell the media that Martial thought he's injured enough to play, but the medical staff and coach thought he can play and so he did. And that helps Martial?
Ole can be and should be blamed for many things but as a professional sports player, you play through pain. Also, Tuanzebe, Lingard, Henderson, Bailly are not good enough, it really is that simple.

6.) 11 Sep 2022 09:04:38
Ole's gone, ultimately it didn't work for many reasons.

It's a fresh start, draw a line under it and look to the future and not to the past.

I want the players thinking about how they can improve, and focusing on moving forward. That is the only way the club will move forward.

7.) 11 Sep 2022 09:23:28
I don’t think ole had the clout to influence and sanction who we bought. Woodward and the structure he put in place was a disaster in terms of how to run a club. The owners are also guilty of allowing it to go on for so long.

As far as the players mentioned go let's be honest not every manager can be an idiot and these guys never cut it under multiple managers. They are simply not good enough.

8.) 11 Sep 2022 18:14:17
Bailly? has his moments but lacks discipline, and has poor positional sense. Would frequently play the opponents onside as a result. Under a good manager he might have improved.

DVDB? Simply not good enough. Couldn't even stake a claim for a regular place at Everton. And clearly EtH doesn't rate him either. He's clearly been unable to step up the the level of the EPL.

Tuanzebe? Clearly not good enough and injury prone. Another Phil Jones?

Maguire? Arcticle in MEN back in April 2020: scouted by Moyes, courted by Mourinho, championed by SAF and bought by United to fill a glaring gap. Is that Ole's fault?

Lingard? A top player he is not. Someone who plays with flashes of quality but is generally not good enough.

Ole was clearly not a good manager, but the problems at United ran far deeper than him. Just the fact that he was appointed tells you all you need to know. I still maintain that the real reason that happened, was that they looked around and no top manager really wanted the job. Why would any of them want to work for Woodward?

9.) 11 Sep 2022 18:59:09

Totally agree. We can all lay blame and moan about things but woodward is a light weigth who somehow landed into job way beyond his skill set and we have suffered for it. The fact that owners allowed it to continue for as long as it did makes them as culpable snd incompetent as well.

Our current challenge with some of the players is not ole driven and goes much deeper. Poorly run club and even this last window was not a great example.

10.) 13 Sep 2022 10:48:19
People know my views on Ole, horrendous choice from the start. Martial comments are cheap but he is clearly a player who likes to be mollycoddled, if chief mollycoddller Ole could not keep him happy then it tells you more about Martial and his mental status.
AWB is one that we should focus on, Ole wanted a modern style of full back, we had one in Dalot yet the Norwegian numpty saw us spend 50m on someone who gets dizzy in the opposition half. There can be little excuse for Ole, surely he would have had to describe the sort of RB he wanted before they spent that much. The club should have asked why Dalot was not the one. So now we have a 50m RB worth probably 10m, an 80m CB worth probably 20M. I spent several years pointing Ole weaknesses but now the club are paying a financial price plus the complete lack of professional controlled direction the 3 wasted years gave us. ETH does look like he will give that direction now. There are deeper problems but Ole was a disaster that is going to take ETH time to mop up. Disgraceful that Norwegian was given 3 years and 400m.

11.) 13 Sep 2022 13:14:56
The list of his shortcomings is endless redman as we know.
The most pathetic excuse for a manager we have ever had or at least since the early 70s
It will take time as you say for eth and team to correct the errors but imo he has started in the right vein and we can only hope he continues to be supported by the owners they way he was this summer.
Get it right on the pitch and the rest of the issues will become easier to fix.

12.) 14 Sep 2022 11:02:06
Ole was crap. So crap he managed to get second in the league and beaten finalist in Europa League.

Ole wanted Haaland and Bellingham before anyone even knew who they were. Wanted Grealish and was given Van de Been instead as he was half the price. Maguire and AWB purchases sure you can pin on him but where was the scouting department identifying alternatives? And I don't remember, despite the obvious United tax on the fee, there was huge uproar to signing Maguire. Pep was a fan too remember.

Ole should never have been appointed of course and ultimately proved he was not up to the job. let's not tarnish his memory with the likes of Moyes though who took us from a league winning team to 7th in one season.

Whilst I do think Ole was a passionate United fan and former player in his dream job he didn't ultimately have the skillset to compete at the top. That is not to say he did not do his level best for this club.

13.) 14 Sep 2022 15:08:13
I'd take moyes anyway over ole.

14.) 15 Sep 2022 05:41:39
Halesini, Ole bottled the Champions league group stage (from leading the group) and therefore we were dropped to Europa. That is not something to cheer about, is it?

His decision to make Maguire captain who is a liability was shocking and still creates dressing room rift.

Played players through injury and crocked them.

So many terrible decisions that we are still having to clean up his mess.

The worst managerial appointment ever.

15.) 15 Sep 2022 09:46:44
TRD - objectively Moyes is a far worse appointment. Played 1, finished 7th, with a league winning team.

Ken - you’re welcome to Moyes. Bet United are really regretting their decision to sack him given his trophy haul since. Moyes is Fergie’s second greatest mistake. That error of judgement and no clear succession plan with someone capable of succeeding has put us back a decade.

We all have opinions on different managers. I don’t think for one minute Ole was qualified to manage United. But he had as much suitable experience as Moyes, ie naff all.

16.) 15 Sep 2022 14:38:32
As you say your welcome to your opinion.

17.) 15 Sep 2022 15:25:38
I stopped posting or even following our week in week stuff when they appointed ole. I am not convinced he is the guy, who said go get me mcguire and awb. I don’t think he had that kind of sway. If you look at our purchases last 10 years we have had a poor scouting/ buys and its structural and not one mans fault.

Under mourinho and van gaal we bought a lot of players who turned out to be underachievers and a busts too. If you believe some of the stuff mourinho has said with the players coming in not being his choices, then its crazy to think ole had a say when jose did not.

If anything ole was the easiest appointment for the brass to walk over in terms of football decisions.

18.) 16 Sep 2022 03:15:51
Can we move on from Ole? That has been done to death. He does not need nor deserve the vitriol being served up day in day out!

Ole was, is and always will be an MUFC legend. He was measured like all since SAF on that goal. Ever since then nobody has a chance unless they repeat the feat which is ever more difficult as football evolves.

None of us know the facts of who he did or didn't bring in and whether he wanted them or not. Maguire was, allegedly, touted before he "brought" him in so I suspect that was not entirely of his own doing. That could easily be the case for a few players.

How many of you old enough stood, yes people, STOOD in the Stretford End baying for Fergusons blood when he was supposedly 1 game away from the sack? He was "clueless, out of his depth, should go back to Scotland etc. " A few I would imagine! The rest as they say was history. Sadly these days managers are not given such luxuries and are gone in days after a few bad results.

I am not about to defend Ole as a manager. We can all see that he was a passionate person in the wrong job and with the wrong credentials. To call him the Norwegian Numty or a **** of a manager is just damn disrespectful. How many of the haters would shake Ole's hand and say what an idol he is were they to meet him? Most I suspect! And don't put him down for wanting to give it a go. Most if not all of you would jump at the chance and most if not all of you have no managerial clue! I certainly haven't!

Move on, look to the future and get behind EtH and the team.

19.) 17 Sep 2022 19:35:46
Ole came at a time where the team was tired of Mourinho and the Mourinho rein failed the moment Rui Faria left and he was not backed. Perisic has been a terrific player and Maguire was available at a cheaper price and would've suited his let's sit back and counter. When we have to sit in a low block I think Maguire can be a really good defender.

Moyes came in to replace the best manager in the premier league, taht was obviously going to be huge boots to fill. Especially for someone who is not as big as a van Gaal or Jose.
And he was backed with just a fellaini signing and mata in January. Added to the fact SAF left him with players almost to the end of their career with Fergie God knows how working his magic on the squad winning against an extremely talented Man City, Fergie was a genius and he could easily make any squad overperform atleast 2 or 3 places in the table.
The way he handled players, the soft nature and yet his harsh side ripping into players, I just wish he was 20 years younger.

You cannot compare moyes and ole.
Moyes is an actual coach, Ole is nothing.



29 Aug 2022 21:26:35
News floating around and confirmed by David Ornstein that we have had approaches for AWB but we are not looking to sell.

Seems foolish to me, if we can get anywhere near 20-25m for him, it's a good deal and we already have a readymade replacement in Brandon Williams added to the fact that Lindelof or McTom could cover if we have an injury crisis. We also have Phil Jones still around.
Mad to not sell AWB.


1.) 29 Aug 2022 22:05:51
Williams wouldn’t get in a Subbuteo team.

2.) 30 Aug 2022 01:41:20
Williams is far from a ready-made replacement. And I don't feel dalot is the answer either. AWB is awful though.

3.) 30 Aug 2022 02:19:52
Bit too big for the pitch Spenno?

4.) 30 Aug 2022 05:15:37
Dalot is young and if you check he's on very low wages.
Think he's been improving ever since Ralf started him.
Our of Brandon, Dalot and AWB Dalot seems to have the highest sealing.
I'm happy to be patient with him as he's good on the ball and can run with the ball on his feet.
His crossing is wayward, but he did assist Bruno so it is improving.
Defensively he's not good but last 2 games he's been tight.

5.) 30 Aug 2022 06:22:20
I would not sell awb for peanuts and given what players are going for he is worth more than what's been reported as a potential sale. I can see why the club has decided to keep him if we don't get a offer that is acceptable.

Defensively he is the best we have and some games you will need that. I remmeber a couple of years ago he put a lid on mbappe in that psg game and covered him one on one most of the game.

6.) 30 Aug 2022 07:50:37
Nothing changes
I agree i'd keep awb if our coach is good with improving young player awb isn't old at all and like you said he's our best defensive fallback in the squad his strength will be needed during the season for sure specially considering dalot picks up yellows so easily he's already on 2! At least i didn't catchbthe Brentford game could be 3 yellows.

7.) 30 Aug 2022 08:32:30
AWB has no hope. He is nowhere near smart enough to play the way we are trying to play. There are a few more that will prove to be the same but I'd take whatever is on offer for AWB as we need to be aiming for the best in every position (like Chelsea, Liverpool, city) and he is nowhere near.

8.) 30 Aug 2022 09:33:17
AWB started very well. Just never been coached at all under us. He’s regressed as a player.

Let’s see what ETH can do with him before we discard.

9.) 30 Aug 2022 09:39:56
While I'd expect EtH to be able to improve most players in certain aspects, what holds AWB back most is his technical ability.

There isn't a great deal you can do to improve a nearly 25 year old professional footballer in terms of the basics of touch, control, passing etc. You can improve them tactically, teach them new aspects of the game, get them playing in a system that better integrates their skillset etc.

But AWB will always have a loose touch and wayward passing.

I don't buy into the idea that he's fantastic defensively either. He's probably the best slide tackler in the league. But if you listen to Paulo Maldini on the art of defending (which is always a good idea) then he says that if you have to go to ground or make a tackle then as a defender you've already made a mistake.

Which kind of asks the question if AWB is so good defensively then why does he have to put in so many last ditch tackles? If he marked the space properly, worked well with his teammates then he should be able to usher the threat away without ever having to go to ground and risk giving away the foul.

His positioning and reading of the game is poor, his technical ability is low, he has zero impact in an offensive sense and he is weak in the air defending crosses or set pieces.

I'm not sure there is a lot to work with to be honest.

If the frankly ridiculous rumours of Barcelona wanting to do a straight swap of Dest for AWB then I'd snatch their hands off and ride off into the sunset chuckling to myself.

10.) 30 Aug 2022 12:08:59

Please watch that PSG match again.
AWB did do well in that match, but his performance was made to look better by the guy who really pocketed Mbappe - Tuanzebe.

AWB is a defender with absolutely no game IQ, his tackling ability is what it is - the only elite ability he has.
Now, when you consider how his positional ineptitude impacts other defenders, it serves as reason enough to sell him.

That said, I wouldn't let him go for less than £20m - the going rate for a PL RB who's only just better than average.

11.) 30 Aug 2022 13:48:56
The dislike for Wan-Bissaka I can see. His lunging late save the day tackles are great and all that but its his lack of football intelligence that gets him in a tight spot in the first place quite often. He is also woeful going forward. How he topped a database of 804 potential RBs is beyond anyone with a pair of eyes.

Not quite getting the hate for Williams though. Thought he did well in his breakout season and has a bit of bite and passion about him. Was playing out of position too as RB his natural position.

Looks as though our business is done for the season. Both fullbacks are key positions and strongly suspect RB and of course a top class striker are the priorities for next season but I'm happy with Williams backing up Dalot given we were never going to get an entire new starting XI in one window. We have got 5 which I think is pretty good going tbh.

12.) 30 Aug 2022 14:21:22
Very similar thoughts Halesini.
We also still have Taunzebe who hasn't been loaned and he can also play RB.

The only reason I see ETH keeping AWB is when we are 1-0 and ETH can bring AWB to close the game out. Nothing else, which might not be ideal but something that's needed to close the game out.

There's still January for us to let a couple more like AWB go. But thinking we will get more money for him next window is idiotic.

13.) 31 Aug 2022 08:27:43

I remember the game very well and before playing them I thought they would murder us. There must have been 3 or 4 times wide open mbappe vs awb and we were caught high up the pitch and I thought he was going to do what he does run past the defender and score but awb stayed with him and actually took the ball off him.

He is poor going forward and agree with comments in terms of positioning and his tendency to lose sight of players making runs behind him but when facing up at any winger/ forward yet to see one get better of him. He is not worth 50 mil but worth a lot more than the peanuts that's being reported.

There are lot worse right backs going for a lot more money atm.



15 Aug 2022 08:54:31
Reports now Barcelona are interested in getting one of AWB or Dalot.
If they want AWB they can have him, on loan or otherwise.

Dalot is the one that worries me slightly, he's on last year of contract, he seems close to Ronaldo, playing in a terrible team, and on low wages.
Worst thing is after Dalot we have AWB who seems uninterested, Laird who looks like being loaned out and Brandon who seems frozen out till he gets a move.
Dalot has all the hallmarks of a late Barcelona bid written all over it, after they have let go of Depay and a couple of others to free space.


1.) 15 Aug 2022 09:13:51
I'd be happy with a swap deal, AWB for Sergino Dest.

I wouldn't worry about Dalot, he has potential, but this season is very much make or break for him. If he grabs his chance then he'll get offered a new deal. If he doesn't then he can leave with Laird coming into the first team squad.

To be honest though I think the full backs and the wide players are issues to be sorted next year. This summer we need to rebuild the spine of the team, or suffer more spineless performances like we have seen in the first two games.

2.) 15 Aug 2022 09:24:43
Just posted and didn't want to start a new post again.
We are interested in letting garner go.
He's had 2 good loan spells, he's an academy graduate and hasn't even gotten 5-6 games to even prove himself.
Yet McTominay stays?
I remember when LVG came and he let go of so many players and replaced them with similar or poorer players.

If Garner goes, I'll be sad because the promise of giving youth a chance is not happening since clearly Rabiot will take his place which sickens me.

3.) 15 Aug 2022 09:26:24
I agree with whatever you said Shappy but I see a huge list of messes that ETH needs to sort and I have a feeling Dalot is going to be one of them too.

There are atleast 10 players that need their futures resolved, maybe even more.

4.) 15 Aug 2022 09:34:58
Will Rabiot take Garners place or is Rabiot a replacement for Matic?

The reality is that both Fred and McTominay have proven themselves not good enough. While we have seen both Pogba and Matic leave this summer.

That leave Garner and Donny, neither of which have really proven themselves at this level.

We need at least 2 midfielders to play as first choice.

Also I think maybe Zidane Iqbal has jumped ahead of Garner in EtH's eyes. In which case youth might still be given a chance, just a different youth player to the one many of us expected.

5.) 15 Aug 2022 09:38:20
Rohanarora8, perhaps ETH prefers Zidane Iqbal and Charlie Savage? No point keeping Garner if this is the case and just sending him out on loan every season.

Unfortunately not every kid is going to make it, we have Kobbie Mainoo who I really like the look at and hopefully he gets a chance with our first team in the future but we'll need space.

I agree though that it stings a bit to think McTominay gets to stay on. If we are to play the way we all think ETH wants to play then McTominay's passing is just not good enough for the team. I imagine ETH considers Rabiot to be technically better than McTominay with the same physical attitributes and will replace McTominay which potentially see him moving on next season?

6.) 15 Aug 2022 10:20:05
I'd be quite happy with either of Dalot or AWB leaving. AWB has got a lot of stick but Dalot is nowhere near good enough.

This myth that he is a great crosser and is good on the ball is nonsense.

7.) 15 Aug 2022 10:20:16
Can’t understand what the fascination is with Laird, there’s nothing I’ve seen that suggests he’s going to come into the squad and do any better than the two we’ve got. Personally I’d play AWB at the moment in time. He’s a limited full back going forward, but he offers a more solid option than Dalot at the back. Ultimately neither are good enough though.

8.) 15 Aug 2022 10:26:12
Ports I'm all for selling players that we don't feel that won't make it at the club. Michael Keane type players.

But Garner can play DM, rest of the squad can't. He's played in championship and play off finals. So he does have english football experience now.
Tomori mount and abraham went through similar loan spells and their careers have grown. Lingard too had a similar loan spell.

This will look like a mistake in hindsight, especially since we will have tons of games for players to get a run in.

If there's a midfield player that needs to go on loan or needs selling it's McTominay and then fred.
We love to start a McTominay, but can't even give some chance to garner? That's what sickens me and I feel alien to the club.

9.) 15 Aug 2022 10:46:47
Perhaps ETH don’t like what he sees in Garner!, you want manager to have control over comings and goings but because a player you like might go, it’s all wrong…. what do you want ETH in charge of comings and Goings or not!

I personally think some of ETH decisions been dubious to say the least, but you either buy in to him or not, not pick and choose when it suits you.

10.) 15 Aug 2022 10:59:36
Then I want to know what he sees in fred or McTominay because I see nothing. If we transfer list them we won't see any bids made except for Turkish clubs or Chinese or Arabic.
Whoever plays can be twice as worse than fred or McTom but atleast it's a change and shows we want to replace both of them and not they are part of the project.
We are still getting battered when they are playing, I'd rather play others.

11.) 15 Aug 2022 11:08:46
The problem I have with giving all these fringe players a chance, is that perhaps none of ‘em are good enough? How do we know if we don’t try them is the comeback……

But, enough managers and coaches must have run the rule of them and deemed them not ready. Otherwise given the current predicament I’d like to think they’d have had a chance by now. ETH is no idiot (we think) so surely if they’d shown up in training they’d be given a chance.

12.) 15 Aug 2022 11:35:56
Rohan I honestly think that they are the best we have, I think Ole thought that Ralf though that and now Eric does.

I don't believe that any of them in reality would want them as such but for some inexplicable reason the club hasn't done anything about Midfield for several years.

They bought Pogba Matic DvdB and Fred all of whom were bad purchases.

As for Iqbal, Garner and Savage I can only think that whatever the manager is seeing he isn't seeing better right now.

I dunno maybe over the course of the year we will see more of them.



25 Jan 2022 04:54:56
Martial leaves on loan to Sevilla till season end.


1.) 25 Jan 2022 06:47:05
Good riddance to the lazy sulking tit.

2.) 25 Jan 2022 07:50:47
He's had a few good games but overall has been a disappointed after having a pretty good first season.
Whenever a new striker was signed he absolutely forgot to play.
Struggles when there is competition for places.
Sevilla would definitely get a very good player. Hopefully that means the likes of amad will get more mins till season end.

3.) 25 Jan 2022 08:25:28
Hopefully he plays really well and a few teams want to buy him.

4.) 25 Jan 2022 09:06:27
Mostly has himself to blame for lack of impact at United.

How often did he really skin a full back or a Centre half, rarely won headers . never really made dangerous runs, defenders didn't have to woryy about him ghosting in behind and as a defender you knew if you shut him out for 60 minutes his head would drop.

Decent player in there as we saw in flashes but very little desire or heart in him . I laughed when I saw him linked with Newcastle if he won't try for a team with aspirations to win the PL or even get in top 4 he isn't going to bother his ar*e in a relegation scrap in the cold north east.

5.) 25 Jan 2022 12:16:44
Martial co. plwtwly lacks any of the mental requirements of football, he does not like being a footballer and he really is not a very well developed adult or human being. Havibg him and Pogbae and Lingaard out of the dressing room will remove the bad attitude, deluded attitude (all talk no action) and maturity, Lingwood still acts like a 15 year old, some toxic interdependencies. For reference, look at Ozil (idle and attitude problem) and Aunameyang and Benguozi as the immature one, sold and frozen out and now allowing a coach to impose his values and behaviours on a dressing room that knows he is not messing about.

I do worry about whether Poccetino would impose the discipline this squad needs, I am hoping RR as Director of Football maintains that role, I am still a but unsure about Poccetino but then, I was wrong about Ole who role his own self I. posed rules whilst caretaker manager after 2 years in the job, so everything is a coin flip. Everyone rabbits on about Klopp and Guardioa know in satellite tones, but frankly Klopp was being mocked for being a serial laser of finals until the Champions League where they were somewhat lucky Tottenham blinked, and Guardioa was being reported as questionable as whilst he won the Title with Bayern he wasn't delivering the Champions League and he couldn't be seen as a great manager. That was 5 years ago now apparently they walk on water. The funny old game where people are 2020 hindsight magicians.

6.) 25 Jan 2022 13:29:44
difference with poch and the other managers cheshire is that they are actual managers with proper coaches. ole was not

look at spurs I would say they had discipline when poch was there, then Jose came in and it went to pot, now conte seems to be sorting that mess out.

i think with RR working in his role we will no longer see those types of players bought or kept on well past there sell by date.

any player with poor attitude just get rid.

7.) 25 Jan 2022 14:46:35
I would say if RR is in a consultancy role with a bit of clout then Poch or anyone else should do quite well.

Managers in recent times had no football minded allies in upper management, Poch having a problem with a player could result in having a chat with RR and deciding to get rid. as up til now why upset a player who has millions of Instagram followers or sells x amount shirts - or at least that's how it often looks.

8.) 25 Jan 2022 20:52:17
You may be right gents. I hope so.



09 Dec 2019 18:39:19
Someone on suggested that we sell Pogba to real Madrid for some money and ask for Martin odegaard in return.

Would you be open to that?
Odegaard is Norwegian and from what I've heard he's been carrying sociedad team.

I'm tired of Pogba
either being injured, posting useless posts saying they'll come back stronger, misplace 100s of passes, or his agent dropping stories of him leaving.

He hasn't worked out for quite a few years now, and maybe he is more suited to a league like Madrid and probably more happy with more money, better city and a paparazzi club.

I would love to take odegaard of Madrid's hands.

Ideally if we sign replacements and let Pogba, Matic, Mata, Jones, Rojo and Sanchez out and get 3-4 quality players with Smalling back in the squad it would help us a lot in terms of getting all the overpaid/ average lot out.

I would still keep Ashley young for 1 more season as he has a better fitness record than all of our fullbacks.
Plus he seems like a good professional who might have 1 last season left in him for 7-8 games in Europa league.
Shaw will stay because he's British.
Laird, Dalot more involved.


{Ed002's Note - No that is not the plan.}

1.) 09 Dec 2019 19:23:42
To be honest I think Odegaard is why Madrid are backing away from Pogba. They have done good young talent at Madrid, a few out on loan. Maybe it'll end in tears because its Madrid but they do have some seriously good prospects.

2.) 09 Dec 2019 19:39:19
but does odegaard get shirt sales?

3.) 09 Dec 2019 19:23:17
Thanks Ed. could you tell us what's planned then? Appreciate as always.

4.) 09 Dec 2019 23:18:34
The plan is for them to offer us cash plus players bbs

The ed did a post not long ago

Off the top off my head it was kroos bale james isco.

Cant remember who else.

5.) 09 Dec 2019 23:30:13
Ed002 as i was reading down the OP
i was wondering)
1 if you would reply
2 how short the reply would be
3 would i laugh
2 outta 3 ain't bad.
On a serious note i think you have said there will be a bid from juve with players plus fee.
Do you think madrid will also bid in jan.
And do you know if united hold an interest in any of the players that may possibly be offered by either club?

{Ed002's Note - I have no idea what you are talking about. If you have a question, plain English works best.}

6.) 10 Dec 2019 09:43:35
I would personally steer clear of player like Odegaard, he has found his level at Sociedad, very similar to Zaha playing for Crystal Palace and doing just fine.

Pogba is a luxury that we cannot afford now, but saying he is all negative is a bit harsh. Without him we still lack any creativity in midfield which is evident when we play teams that sit back and defend, nobody knows if he really a bad influence in the dressing room or its just bad press majority of the time.

As for his injuries, it happens to all the players, what will you call Martial then?

{Ed047's Note - the problem with Pogba is he rarely shows up, maybe like Odegaard his true level is Italy or Spain and the Premier League is just too much for him.

You need a midfielder who turns up every game and given the opportunity I’d swap him out for any of City’s midfielders and most of Liverpool’s.

He really is a waste of a shirt for you guys. What will you honestly miss about him when he’s gone. He hung of better players coat tails in winning in Italy and for France.

7.) 10 Dec 2019 10:11:31
He is decent whenever he plays, inconsistent but he is the best creative midfielder we have. let's see how he does not when we have our fully functioning front 3.
13 goals 9 assists last season for a midfielder is just too good, dare someone says most of them were penalties as for UTD players even taking penalties is a huge task.
Also unless we have a very good replacement lined up i don't think we should get rid of him.

8.) 10 Dec 2019 10:48:20
becks you must see something i dont. i just see a half arsed player who thinks he is better than he is.

9.) 10 Dec 2019 11:37:30
That half arsed guy has been more creative than any other full arsed player tbh. But again if we get a quality replacement i am fine with him leaving. Madison being the first choice.

10.) 10 Dec 2019 14:05:07
Pretty sure half of pogba goals for us have been penalties last season.

11.) 10 Dec 2019 15:43:22
This is what happens when you skip a few posts.

12.) 10 Dec 2019 22:03:51
Red whiskey😂😂 quality.

13.) 12 Dec 2019 18:51:08
Odegaard hasn't been good since FM15.




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19 Sep 2022 12:30:33
Not saying we should have gotten Arnautovic in, but he's the serie a top scorer and I think he would've worked better than Cristiano has this year.
ETH does have a good eye for a player and it's getting more and more obvious as time is progressing.

Some of the best decisions that have happened this year is the end of McFred and Maguire being benched. For me that is a huge step which other managers failed at.

Also ETH reminds me a bit of LVG with if a player comes back from injury they don't automatically start. He gives them to recover and come upto pace. After the recent horrible mismanagement of fitness under Ole, I think this is a breath of fresh air. There were also if Varane on a special program in pre-season.

I have no sources at all but the next step for us would be to sell some like Tuanzebe for very little, Brandon, Maguire (please), AWB etc and get some 40-50odd million in.

And use that to buy one of the problem positions like a Gakpo or whoever the manager feels is a good fit.
Most of the top clubs tend to sign good players on free and it'd be refreshing to see a pre-contract agreement before season-end for 1-2 players.


1.) 19 Sep 2022 13:57:29
I would be wary of strikers from Italy Ronan. Over the years there has been more misses than hits.

Shevchenko tore Italy up but failed at Chelsea. Zlatan left us for the U. S and then went to Italy and done well. Higuain was poor at Chelsea but that may have been due to his age. Lukaku being the most recent too to have excelled in Italy and be poor in England.

Touching on what you said about the manager playing players in form, that's such a breath of fresh air. It also shows them that if you can get in the team and perform, you'll stay there. There is no better motivation.

Ole dropped De Gea for Henderson for no reason. Played Maguire every game even when injured. McFred were guaranteed games even though the were abysmal. It sets an awful precedent.

Reports are Ten Hag is pushing for more players in January, more music to my ears. Seems like no one the organisation will be sitting still while he's there.

2.) 19 Sep 2022 15:46:38
Yes. McTominay started poorly but has been a good performer past few games.
Arrival of Casemiro hasn't meant he drops to the bench automatically.

3.) 21 Sep 2022 09:51:03
McT is a good player, let down by poor coaching over the last few years, much like many of the players. Will be a fine squad player.

4.) 21 Sep 2022 13:01:13
Has been let down angel. I don't its just poor coaching though, perhaps having a certain Maguire being awful all over the backline makes McTom a bit more extra cautious and not confident.
With Varane and Lisandro at the back personally I feel very confident can't say that about Maguire though.
Still think Casemiro will dislodge him, as he has a better pass and a wonderful long shot but I'm really happy McTom hasn't just folded and let the expensive signing just take his place.

5.) 21 Sep 2022 13:01:41

Agreed. There are areas of the field we need fixing before worrying about mct replacement. He will be a united player for many years imo.

6.) 21 Sep 2022 18:14:00
McTominay has been good for the most part this year and I'm looking forward to see if he can improve further with a top class coach working with him.

His attitude has always been first class and he is one of our own. Which like it or not does make a difference.

I don't see any need to sign someone to "replace" him. Keep him in and around the first team until someone like Charlie Savage or Kobbie Mainoo, or just someone from the academy steps up to replace him.

We need more quality in several areas of the starting 11 and more quality in depth in defence before we start worrying about improving quality in depth in midfield.

7.) 22 Sep 2022 00:04:43

Have to disagree with you regarding McT. Yeh fair enough we’ve had woeful coaches which haven’t helped, but he’s not a top level footballer never will be. If we’re going to play counterattack football and play at pace he always slows any attack down, it’s infuriating to see how many touches he takes all the time. He doesn’t have to football brain and awareness around him to see his next pass before he receives the ball. Just holds it for far far to long before either remaking pass or being dispossessed. I don’t think he’ll ever be good enough and if we listed him for sale another top 6 side wouldn’t come in for him.

8.) 22 Sep 2022 08:14:48
He is no Scholes but my god he is nothing what people make him out to be. Over the years we have had plenty of players in very successful teams who played their part and where not wow. Every player has bad spells and not perfect every game.

I can see us letting Fred go given his age and him being surplus especially if we sign a different type of midfielder. It is not a coincidence MCT is starting pretty much every game even ahead of cas.

ETH must see something he likes and disagrees with most here.

9.) 22 Sep 2022 21:00:11
McT is good enough to do a job in the team/ squad always has been, he isn't good enough to carry a team on his shoulders and never will be.

He is what he is, and what he should be is a squad player that you can bring in as required to cover for injuries or to do a specific role in certain matches.



31 Aug 2022 11:43:49
Garner getting sold, bid has been accepted for 15m/ 20m pounds.
Don't think we've gotten good amount of money for him.
One of the top 5 players in Nottingham Forest'd promotion journey.
Coming from the youth setup since 2009.
Hardly got a minute this pre season or first team.
Did almost everything to get a chance in the first team but we've decided to let him go without a proper chance.
Yet the likes of McTominay and Fred stay who at their best give a 6/ 10 performance.
Really don't like this move, irrespective of what ETH thinks about Garner, if he is good enough or not. LVG did the same with likes of Rafael, Welbeck etc and we didn't massively improve.
I hope we put a buyback clause because there's a chance he could become a decent player.


1.) 31 Aug 2022 12:00:56
In a different time we might have retained him but the manager and club have the immediate moment to consider. We are not looking to be promoted from the Championship but aspiring to become once again a top European competitor. Is Garner good enough for that? Given the fee attained one may surmise that the footballing community regards him as of no more than average potential. So move on. Let him find his level. United needs to get itself into a position to acquire far better.

2.) 31 Aug 2022 12:04:31
I like Garner and hoped he was to get a chance under EtH.

However, the manager has had nearly 12 weeks to work with him in training, to see what he is about and has made the decision at the end of the transfer window that he isn't a player for him.

It's not like he discarded Garner at the first opportunity, he is leaving pretty much on deadline day. Garner has had as long as he could to impress EtH. Unfortunately for the lad he hasn't. Better that he moves on and continues his career and his development than him spend a season playing for the under 23's.

Alternatively, a mystery club has bid around 19m for Tielemans apparently. If the club were able buy Tielemans for around the same price they sell Garner that would represent a serious upgrade to the squad.

It's probably not United that has bid for Tielemans, but it shows that good business is still possible.

3.) 31 Aug 2022 12:18:49
At the end of the day Erik sees him in training every day and has given the minutes to every other midfielder we have over him. It's not a great fee but he can't be blowing the gaffer away with what he's seen.

4.) 31 Aug 2022 12:22:52
It's quite possible that ETH doesn't see what you seem to see Rohan.

Personally, I think he is a good player, but that's it.

I think McT has better physical attributes and plays a different role than Garner.

We can argue about the fee, but we have never been a big selling club and it's just likely that they want to move him on with some return. Best of luck to the lad but I think it's the right decision. Again, trust in ETH.

5.) 31 Aug 2022 13:46:41
The hype with is crazy.

He was in the bottom third statistically in nearly every category bar 2 or 3 for championship players last season.

Bottom 13% for forward passes for example.

6.) 31 Aug 2022 14:00:02
Great move for all parties.

7.) 31 Aug 2022 15:32:37
Exactly what Spenno says. We can like players all we like but the fact is we don’t see ‘em day in day out to cast any great opinion.

8.) 31 Aug 2022 15:47:15
Iqbal is a far better prospect than Garner.

9.) 31 Aug 2022 16:07:53
Apparently there is a buy back clause.

10.) 31 Aug 2022 16:20:20
Iqbal, savage and Mainoo are all better prospects with higher ceilings. Garner is about as good as our midfield last season but if we want to improve we need better players not players at the same level.

Maybe a couple of seasons in the prem and we use the buy back clause to get him back if he’s better than what we have.

11.) 31 Aug 2022 16:47:46
Shappy anyone but Tielemans.

12.) 31 Aug 2022 17:02:24
I watched Garner as much as possible last year, I was never impressed. Its good business.

13.) 31 Aug 2022 17:55:26
The buyback clause is actually smart. I can live with that.
If he becomes really good, we can get him back.
If not then we got the money.
My personal feeling is that he had a conversation with ETH and he was told he is 7th or maybe 8th choice midfielder. Zidane Iqbal is better prospect no question.

14.) 31 Aug 2022 18:15:55
Don't encourage him AAA :p.

15.) 31 Aug 2022 19:44:10
Great deal. Great price. Very average player.
Hope he does well. 15m for a lad that's never played for us. Nice.
No fixed amount but an buy back option.
Rohan I'm sure the club are delighted you can live with that or else they could have pulled the plug.

16.) 31 Aug 2022 22:31:19
Rohan moaning about the deal citing the usual mctom and Fred play bla bla! Because the manager and every manager we’ve had has deemed them better than others! Let’s keep garner because someone whose seen him score a few free kicks on you tube reckons he’ll be the next Paul Scholes! Let the manager do his job at last!

17.) 01 Sep 2022 00:06:15
Tbh I hoped he was given a chance but maybe United have aspirations to invest in that area and he thought f it.

18.) 01 Sep 2022 00:51:24
This is type of deal that should be done more often. The Academy is there to give lads a chance at making it as a professional, to supplement the team when the right talent comes along, but it should also be self sufficient and make us money.

Garner was looking useful compared to the dross we seen in the centre of midfield last year. But unfortunately for him we've signed Eriksen and Casemiro which makes him easily 7th or 8th choice to play there.

Decent fee that will keep the lights on in the academy for awhile. Wish him all the best.

19.) 01 Sep 2022 07:23:57
I see this post garnered a lot of attention.



31 Aug 2022 07:49:43
I think we are going to put in a mega 100m deal to get Dest, Depay and Frenkie in before window ends. Probably let AWB go on loan to Barcelona as AWB seems most suited to their playing style.


1.) 31 Aug 2022 08:15:22

Easy on the alcohol bud. must be on a bender lol. FDJ will be a barcelona player for at least another season imo. I don't think we have any interest in Depay as he has been in the shop window all summer and we could have signed him.

Dest I can see why eth wants him but he is nt anything wow as his build up play and crossing and passing is better than Dalot and AWB. Crossing definitely.

2.) 31 Aug 2022 08:48:57
The AWB part was a joke.

But it would be a Glazers thing to get Frenkie over the line just before window ends to get that we are invested in the club factor. Hearing that we will pay the wages Barcelona owe to Frenkie as the transfer fee for Depay.
Most likely this is fantasy football manager.
If this happens we've actually invested in all the positions that needed investment which will be surprising and refreshing.

3.) 31 Aug 2022 10:59:26
Frenkie has more chance of going to Hollywood to play for LA Galaxy than to turn up in Manchester.

He simply doesn't want to come. He's an elite player who wants to play at the highest level. United currently cannot offer that. Maybe he'll be available next summer and if we are back in the UCL maybe it's a move he'd consider. But not this summer.

Depay is a decent player, but he doesn't improve us. Just bulks out the squad and increases the wage bill.

Dest I could see coming, but only if we offload AWB and probably Williams as well. We certainly won't be signing a 4th RB unless others leave.

I like the seemingly new approach by the club of only signing long term targets or players who they expect to be a long term part of the team (3-4 years) .

Yes we could do with a striker, but it's a waste of funds to sign someone who isn't good enough to be first choice for the next 3-4 years.

Either signing younger players who just aren't good enough (Depay/ Dembele) or signing older declining players on massive wages (Zlatan, Cavani, Ronaldo etc) .

The two strikers we seemingly seriously looked at were Nunez and Sesko. Players we would be long term first choice options.

4.) 31 Aug 2022 11:37:09
Weren’t you championing Depay not so long ago Shappy!?

Plus, your regurgitating all the stuff that the Ed’s have come out with regarding FDJ!

5.) 31 Aug 2022 11:39:52
Nver watched Sesko play. How good is he.

6.) 31 Aug 2022 12:09:54
Fireman, nope, I've not said Depay is a player we should be going for. He's a good player, but not a great one.

It's not just what the Ed's have said about FDJ, many people, including those close to him have said he doesn't want to move. While just a touch of common sense would tell you that he doesn't want to move. The deal with Barcelona was agree over 5 weeks ago and he still hasn't joined. If he wanted to be here he'd be here by now.

7.) 31 Aug 2022 12:12:15
NC, I've only seen him a couple of times and to be honest he looked okay, but didn't jump out as a world class player.

That was at UCL level, so to be fair he was holding his own at the highest level and is young.

Those who know him better seem to have a very high opinion of him.

8.) 31 Aug 2022 15:38:14
Once again Shappy, your presuming we are all idiots and that you know everything!

9.) 31 Aug 2022 16:32:28
FiremanC, not at all. Just pointing out the obvious. I state that I'm deferring to those who know better, such as the Ed's and those close to the player.

While I've pointed out the obvious, we have agreed a deal with Barcelona a long time ago. The fact the fee was agreed clearly indicates a desire to sign the player from our club, a willingness to sell the player from Barcelona. The only thing left needed to get the deal over the line is a willingness from the player to join our club.

5 weeks later with a contract offer no doubt on the table he has not signed.

The only thing to be concluded from that is that he doesn't want to.

Of course he has also stated publicly on several occasions that he doesn't want to leave Barcelona.

It's fairly obvious to everyone that he doesn't want to join our club.



28 Aug 2022 08:57:58
First 4 games of the season, if you'd have asked me to predict our points tally I would have said 7, we are at 6 points. So it's not as awful a start in hindsight. I'd have expected us to draw against Brighton, win vs Brentford/ Southampton and lose to Liverpool.
ETH coming into the new league would always have been difficult, with him backing the snakes to start XI and not being backed properly alongwith the Ronaldo and FDJ soap opera.

The striker ETH hoped to play in Martial has been injured and will remain till the international break. We were already short and could be even more if Ronaldo leaves. Antony could have played wide and Rashford central which is still okay as Rashford is our 3rd choice. But Antony hasn't happened.

We have 6 games in the next 20 odd days including europa league games. Given our players struggle to keep the intensity up for 1 game/ week there is no way we could do it twice a week. Also if ETH Varane plays twice a week, that's a injury waiting to happen.
Our rock solid defense has been majorly due to Varane. For me the last 2 games he's been immense.

I hear we have to try to win every trophies, which I feel is an excuse for saying we don't want to play in the league. For ETH first season, I would rather us prioritise playing league football first. maybe cup games.
But I absolutely do not want us to try to win Europa league. ETH doesn't have a CV of winning European finals. Our team are a bunch of bottlers who forget to find the back of the net in finals/ semis. I don't expect that to change. Rather for the 6 europa league games I'd play all the reserves we have. First it gives game time to the likes of Zidane and second it puts some players on the shopping window.
If we try for every trophy we will end up with nothing.

For me a 5th place finish, with majority of the Ole favorites bench or sold, right players brought in and a movement to the possession style football is a success.
Europa league is something I don't want us to win or focus one. We could win the championship or the Dutch league with this squad, but what's the point?
Play the fringe players in the group games, Sociedad is the only threat, the other clubs we should be beating.
You get into the knockout stage and then depending upon how close you are to top 4 you can switch focus to Europa league.

But next 20 days I just hope our first XI are not even on the bench in 2 europa league games.


1.) 28 Aug 2022 09:17:46
Europa League is possibly a more realistic route to ECL than attaining a top four EPL place. The competition four top four is going to be fierce so prioritising one over the other might be a tad short sighted and risky.

2.) 28 Aug 2022 09:27:05
Strange post, we’ve MUCH more chance of winning the Europa league than a top 4 finish. If you want players like FDJ to join we have to be in CL.

3.) 28 Aug 2022 09:33:07
Rohan, you don't win EL in the first 6 games anyway, and I agree we should give backup players a chance there, and we did that last time anyway.

But we should aim to win it, we need to win things and it is another route to CL.

4.) 28 Aug 2022 10:29:41
Our squad players will have to play in the EL, it’s good to give them game time anyway and they should be good enough to win that group.

5.) 28 Aug 2022 10:29:58
I think we would be mad to dismiss the Europa League given the level of competition in the EPL for a top four place.

By all means give both the domestic cups to the kids and squad players. See if they can show a level of performance deserving of a shot on the first team in the league.

6.) 28 Aug 2022 11:18:39
I agree on leaugue cup or whatever its called now. But fa cup and europa the club needs to set out to win it. Its crazy not to target winning europa that gives us cl entry automaticly. League top 4 is harder imo.

7.) 28 Aug 2022 11:56:05
We've had this approach let's win the europa league before and it has not worked out one bit. Our squad is less in depth than last few seasons as well, and they are expected to run more than they have with previous managers. It's a disaster waiting to happen imo with injuries. This is a season different to others. If we are focusing on europa league then we should not try for top 4. I don't think we could do both and eventually we'd end up getting neither.

Realistically, we ain't winning champions league in a long while. Winning europa league is a disgrace to the club and I do not count it as success.
I'd rather try for top 4 and fail. If FDJ wanted to join he would have, he may be the love of ETH but I'd rather not sign more mercenaries like Frenkie, who if if we fail to get into champions league the next season they cry like Ronaldo.
We will take atleast 2 years to become stable and if FDJ can't accept that, its a wrong wrong signing.
Also if we don't make top 4, maybe the Glazers get under more pressure which isn't a bad thing.

8.) 28 Aug 2022 12:59:39
Rohan, I don't understand the logic. We're in 4 competitions. I would like us to try and win all. But realistically, Europa Cup, league Cup and FA Cup are our only chances of trophies. So, why give up on Europa Cup?
We need a striker as a matter of urgency as Martial is unreliable and Ronaldo is behaving like a complete t. t.
Get a striker in and another midfielder, and we can compete.

9.) 28 Aug 2022 13:35:42
My logic is either we can try to win cups or fight for top 4.
We don't have the squad to do both and we will just end up somehow putting 11 players to start come october.

10.) 28 Aug 2022 14:33:13
The world Cup being In the middle of the year and the condensed nature of the season around d that means that the squad is going to be required even more than normal. I think you take it game by game depending on how everyone is feeling.

Rest the important guys as and when you can, maybe overload the players not going to the world Cup before given that they are going to get a rest for a month during it.

11.) 29 Aug 2022 08:38:31

I was at our last Fa cup win and Europa win. Its a must for a club off our size. Unbelievable experience. Fa cup experience a bit dodgy as we walked out the wrong exit in the middle of a few thousand drunk Palace fans who were hooligans and were close to getting beat up by them lol.



27 Aug 2022 14:53:45
It's almost impossible to get top 18-20 players in the squad in ETH first season.
We've got a LB, CB, DM and a creative midfielder in and all would slot into the first XI.
Not saying we will be a great squad with this but we are seriously lacking 4 positions.
One sweeper/ proactive GK, getting one this season could be difficult.
A possession controlling midfielder, FDJ was the target.
A wide RW who can create. Antony.
A CF who works hard.

Really hope we could get 2 profiles from the above 4 before season ends.

Players like fred, Maguire etc can stay on the bench I'm fine with that, we won't really get much money for most of the players.
Atleast our XI will improve massively with those signings.


1.) 27 Aug 2022 15:22:19
Bringing in 4 or 5 starters is exactly what we needed. Eriksen, Malacia, Martinez, Casemiro and I'm guessing Antony would all be that. They may not be in the exact positions everyone wanted / think are most important but those players are upgrades on what we had.

If we getting a back up keeper and right back before the end of the window it'll be an unprecedented window for United simply based on how many players we will have brought in.

2.) 27 Aug 2022 17:18:58
we desperately need a better quality striker, Rashford is just not good enough plus someone to replace or push Fernandes, as apart from his goal today, again he was pants, not as bad as Rashford though.

If we can get Antony, then great, but if we do not get anyone up front we could be struggling, as injuries will/ are bound to happen.

3.) 27 Aug 2022 17:41:37
How is nobody mentioning a right back?

4.) 27 Aug 2022 17:49:49
Gds I worry about dalot he is awful

I hope Williams gets a chance I really like him and think with the coaches we have could be a good rb.

5.) 27 Aug 2022 18:09:06
Without doubt GDS2 we need a right back like you say. I’m

6.) 27 Aug 2022 20:32:59
I feel that our issues stem from midfield. Yes we gave added wisely to it in the form of Eriksen and Casemiro but we still need someone to dictate the pace of the game and to keep the kettle boiling. Bruno in spite of his goal is far too wasteful and suffers from poor decision making. He is often caught in possession because he doesn’t really know when to part. McTominay offers honest endeavour but little else. There are games in which he would be able to make a good contribution but he should not be a regular starter I feel. Dalot at full back has improved but we need a better defender. He is poor at shutting down and preventing crosses, and all too often he allows his opponent to get in behind him to the by line.

7.) 27 Aug 2022 20:37:01
Dalot is playing well, for him. Might have been better if he played awful these few games so that we pushed for a 1st team RB. Dalot is a good back up RB i suppose, but we really need someone better for the first team.

8.) 27 Aug 2022 21:14:50
We were never going to fix all the problems this summer, probably won't fully solve them all after next summer either.

We need a keeper who suits how EtH likes to play, a sweeper keeper who can play out from the back. That won't happen this summer, DDG will be out keeper this year and I think we'll target a new keeper next summer. Personally I like the look of Robert Sanchez at Brighton.

RB is in need of an upgrade, but again I expect Dalot will be given a season to prove himself. He has been good these last two games. He is one of the players who could really kick on with some good coaching.

We need a creative player to set the tempo in midfield. FDJ is obviously the player EtH wanted. He looks unlikely now. I think this is a position we need to bring someone in this summer. It's vital for how EtH will look to get us playing.

We need more depth in the wide attacking areas, Rashford and Sancho are obvious first choice. But beyond them we have Elanga and Garnacho. That is not enough quality in depth. This is an area we need to sort this summer or we will likely have periods this season where we struggle when Rashford/ Sancho suffer injury or a drop in form.

Finally we need a striker who can link play and bring others into the game. If Ronaldo leaves this summer we need someone for this position this summer.

In order of need I'd say it's midfielder, wide player, striker, RB then Keeper.

9.) 27 Aug 2022 21:42:22
Ten Hag has done very well to recruit players of quality. I don’t expect him to be able to address all of our issues in one window. That seems like an impossibility. But he clearly has an eye for a player. Hopefully Antony will arrive soon which would be a huge bonus. Elanga probably needs to go on loan. I don’t feel he should be starting every game. His contribution today was minimal. He needs experience.

10.) 28 Aug 2022 05:22:52
Jodler, while I expected EtH to look at signing players with a higher level of technical ability than our current players. What I am very pleased with is the fighting attitude of his signings.

Martinez, Malacia and Casemiro are all warriors who throw themselves into a battle and are happy to leave a bit on a player. Even Eriksen to an extent has a bit more fire in his belly than we've seen from our current squad.

We have so badly needed that, there attitude marks them all out as leaders. That is what we have been missing.

If in this window EtH can shift as many of the shirkers and poor attitude players out the squad as possible, while bringing in as many warriors and leaders as he can than regardless of ability of those players the squad will be much stronger overall.




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17 Sep 2022 19:35:46
Ole came at a time where the team was tired of Mourinho and the Mourinho rein failed the moment Rui Faria left and he was not backed. Perisic has been a terrific player and Maguire was available at a cheaper price and would've suited his let's sit back and counter. When we have to sit in a low block I think Maguire can be a really good defender.

Moyes came in to replace the best manager in the premier league, taht was obviously going to be huge boots to fill. Especially for someone who is not as big as a van Gaal or Jose.
And he was backed with just a fellaini signing and mata in January. Added to the fact SAF left him with players almost to the end of their career with Fergie God knows how working his magic on the squad winning against an extremely talented Man City, Fergie was a genius and he could easily make any squad overperform atleast 2 or 3 places in the table.
The way he handled players, the soft nature and yet his harsh side ripping into players, I just wish he was 20 years younger.

You cannot compare moyes and ole.
Moyes is an actual coach, Ole is nothing.




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10 Sep 2022 20:13:23
I really disagree Chris.
Bailly put in performances miles better than Maguire did. Half fit Maguire played over Bailly, just because Maguire was Ole's 80m mistake.

Our team performed woefully and he promised Lingard mins, I never said we should start him, please read again, I am hinting towards the absolute dishonesty from him.

Tuanzebe, he did have good game at PSG, young player has 1-2 bad games and never sees the light of first team. Ole was absolutely terrible at managing youth. Even I could have managed and given a debut to Mason, who was an unbelievable player, there's nothing Ole had to do with him.

He signed Donny, and never really played him. Donny made 1 mistake and never started again, whereas Fred could make 10 in one game and yet start again.

Ole was a **** of a manager. Clueless idiot.




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02 Sep 2022 21:22:44
He's here till January and will probably be cup tied I assume in January.
Things can change and a month later you could see Ronaldo with 4 goals in 4 games or something.
He is still a goalscorer and a really good one. That has not changed.




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31 Aug 2022 17:57:31
I am, it's a good deal then. Not sure if this should be a new post though.
Actually believe selling players with a fixed buyback clause is better than loaning them for 2-3 years.




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31 Aug 2022 08:50:09
I don't think AWB can be worked and improved. He has a lot of flaws that probably never can be fixed.
With Dest maybe he's more workable than AWB is.
A lot of players after leaving Barcelona tend to have decent careers.





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30 Sep 2022 09:15:52
I go with no expectations for this game.
Man City this year are on another level with haaland, their defense may not be the best, but going forward haaland has been unbelievable.
Hearing rash and martial are not fully fit, so we can play our quicker forwards, and away at Etihad, I'm not too optimistic of a win, maybe a draw but Most likely we would lose by 1 or 2 goals.
Though I'd love a win no matter how we play or how we win.




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28 Sep 2022 11:01:16
Apart from Shaw, who I still think has a chance and possibly the potential to play well. ETH has shown he's not against giving our players a chance if they play well. I see Shaw doing that as he actually had a decent game against England.
I think De Gea's place in the squad is a threat and not a lot of news around it, but Dalot too. Dalot contract expires this year, we do have 1 year extension but given how his performances have been improving and the love of portuguese players to play in Spain, if we don't extend his contract Barcelona or RM could be in for him.
Next 1-2 years I think we will see huge transitions. And some players getting sold that u couldn't think would be. ETH doesn't seem like a manager who wants to play players who are not committed.
He's basically shunned AWB too.




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24 Sep 2022 06:23:53
Atleast ole defeated bigger teams. Think Southgate is worse.




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21 Sep 2022 13:01:13
Has been let down angel. I don't its just poor coaching though, perhaps having a certain Maguire being awful all over the backline makes McTom a bit more extra cautious and not confident.
With Varane and Lisandro at the back personally I feel very confident can't say that about Maguire though.
Still think Casemiro will dislodge him, as he has a better pass and a wonderful long shot but I'm really happy McTom hasn't just folded and let the expensive signing just take his place.




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19 Sep 2022 15:46:38
Yes. McTominay started poorly but has been a good performer past few games.
Arrival of Casemiro hasn't meant he drops to the bench automatically.