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25 May 2020 18:25:10
Nice to know Angel Gomes has signed a new contract. 🔴.

scholes_18_18

1.) 25 May 2020 21:16:20
Has it been confirmed Scholesy mate?


2.) 25 May 2020 21:40:41
Not that I’ve seen Damon but a lot of chat on twitter so I’d take it with a pinch of salt at the moment. If it’s true and he has signed then hopefully he kicks on. Not developed as we’ve expected when he made his debut. Maybe a loan spell would be good for him.


 

 

16 Feb 2019 14:03:45
If you have the time Ed002, which clubs are interested in Jadon Sancho? Rumours of United 'lining up a move'.

scholes_18_18

{Ed002's Note - Right now no one is interested as he is not for sale. In confirming Manchester City's option when asked this week Watzke also said there has been no approach for the player who is not for sale. When he left MC at least Spurs, Manchester United and Arsenal expressed an interest but he had his heart set on Dortmund that was in 2017.}


1.) 16 Feb 2019 16:25:46
Hardly a word about it till Dortmund came to town.
Complete fabrication i'd say.
Scholes. Just watch between now and the end of the season how often united are linked with players playing in any high profile game.
The easiest way to get clicks and readers is to link united with a player.


2.) 16 Feb 2019 19:56:11
I assume he still has a few years worth of development at dortmund left.

They have already agreed to sell pulisic to chelsea in the summer so no pressure on dortmund to sell him.


3.) 16 Feb 2019 21:47:19
Thanks Ed002.


 

 

28 Jan 2019 11:17:54
Any truth in United wanting to take Tielemans on loan from Monaco Ed002?

scholes_18_18

{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of any discussions with Manchester United - I am aware of discussions withtwo other sides.}


1.) 28 Jan 2019 18:18:13
Ronnie is taking over.


2.) 28 Jan 2019 18:39:04
Superb talent and maybe a rotation option for Pogba? Not a bad idea with our impending champions league run, FA Cup run and push for top 3.


3.) 28 Jan 2019 19:22:08
He was a player i think ed002 told us a year ago was not ready for a top club. He has not shown anything at monaco in a disaster season for the club.
He may flourish in a new environment and fulfill his potential but it all seems to have stalled for the moment for him.


4.) 28 Jan 2019 19:58:05
Be fair Ken, he has probably been Monaco's top performer this season. The reason he is likely to leave is because he doesn't see eye to eye with Jardim who is returning as manager. He has up until now been the only player at Monaco who say he has played well this season.


5.) 29 Jan 2019 05:34:58
Herrera and Matic will be 30 and 31 next year.
It would be nice to see Tielemans coming in being groomed for the 3 man midfield role.
Ruben Neves is another promising quality midfielder.


6.) 29 Jan 2019 18:54:33
Their defence is appalling shappy but he is not showing his best albeit in a poor team.
Neves is ideal for us imo he can play any of the 3 midfield roles and has excelled for wolves all season and tore up the championship last season. He can mix it with the toughest of them and can play football with the best of them. Top player.


 

 

03 Jan 2019 14:51:23
According to Fox Sports we are going to bid for Kostas Manolas, opinions?

scholes_18_18

1.) 03 Jan 2019 15:32:18
Rubbish.


2.) 03 Jan 2019 15:39:09
We would be replacing an average defender with another average defender.


3.) 03 Jan 2019 15:44:35
How has he come along in the last year or 2? He was doing really well a few years back and if I remembered correctly turned down a move to Zenit too. From what I recall he was quite likely to getting cards and suspension though. Any opinion Ed1? Maybe even a profile?

{Ed001's Note - I have added him to the player profiles list. My parents go home in less than a week (well all being well anyway as they are not even sure if BA will honour their return flight. They refused to change the outbound flight so they could go to my nan's funeral as it was 'too short notice' apparently.) so things should get back to normal in terms of articles.}


4.) 03 Jan 2019 16:49:31
Sorry to hear about your loss Ed. RIP 🙏.

{Ed001's Note - thank you Singh, much appreciated.}


5.) 03 Jan 2019 16:55:17
Depends on how much Roma want for him. He's good but I wouldn't sign him if he will Kostas too much. Lol.


6.) 03 Jan 2019 17:01:58
No pressure ed1. Do you much about him, how he has been getting on? I wasn't specifically asking for a profile as understand you already have tons of things to do on hand.

{Ed001's Note - he is one of those players who is very hit and miss. Because he is physical and can be rash, he is fantastic one game and terrible the next, from what I have seen. Might well be suited to English football though.}


7.) 03 Jan 2019 18:23:53
Sounds like Bailly Ed!

{Ed001's Note - a little yes.}


8.) 03 Jan 2019 18:25:39
Agreed ed1, from what I had seen of him he was a solid player when his head was on but just as likely to get sent off as he is to putting a MOTM performance. But if Lindelof is going to be first choice than a more physical partner maybe the way to go. But saying that if he is still as immature than who knows.

But he does remind a bit of Pepe or Ramos (but not a c##t like Ramos I think)

{Ed001's Note - at least he would be entertaining to watch as you never know what you will get.}


9.) 03 Jan 2019 21:42:49
It is typical of Man Utd and it is where we differ from Chelsea, Liverpool, Bayern, juventus, real and Barca. We know koulibaly is one of the pieces of the puzzle we need, that skrinar is a close second, but we won’t do what is required to get them. Let’s verpool did what was required to get van dyke and it’s paying dividends.

Come on Utd, developer a strategy, identify your targets (including a desire to sign for the club) and go and get them. Enough of this cheap skating and opting for option 3 or 4 because we either had unrealistic targets or weren’t prepared to pay the price.


10.) 03 Jan 2019 21:00:35
He is one those players that I will instantly like if he joins because that entertainment factor ed1. But might cause a few people to lose their head. But for sure he will be a significant upgrade on Jones and Rojo because at he will be fit for large parts. Saying all that ed, is he not seen to be very well settled at Roma and not that eager to move on?

Thanks.

{Ed001's Note - so was Nainggolan. Roma are a bit of a mess to be honest, the fans hate the moron that owns them, Palotta. They have a great social media dept run by a great guy, but the rest of the club is shambolic and the fans are protesting against it. So it might well be that any player will think this is a good time to move on now before it gets worse.}


11.) 03 Jan 2019 22:43:53
Didn't know that much about Roma's current state. A major upheaval might be coming their way it seems. The transfer of Nianggolan did catch me off guard. I thought he was very happy at Roma and didn't want to leave Rome even after his playing days.


And as a reply to Huggy, calm down it is just a report by some media outlets, a rumour. Also not getting your first choice isn't always a terrible outcome. Sometimes you just won't be able to get your first choice or 2nd choice due to various reason maybe price, maybe other options for player, maybe an unfortunate injury etc, . What does matter in my view is when you are buying a player you aren't just buying for the sake of it, the player has to be fitting with the requirements.

A prime example of a 3rd choice option performing really well is last year's Pl player of the year Mo Salah. He wasn't the first or 2nd choice option (I think) when Liverpool signed him, Brandt was first choice if I recall correctly and Klopp had to be persuaded to sign Salah. So not getting the 1st choice doesn't always result in disaster maybe it also might work. Bug I too hope that if we are after Manolas it isn't just because he is cheaper than other options and is seen to be a significant upgrade and at the desired level.

{Ed002's Note - aroma are working hard on transfers and ha spoken to a number of sides and will be hip to the attendees in Geneva on 15/16.}


12.) 04 Jan 2019 02:45:26
Haha aroma, nice Ed02 :)


 

 

18 Dec 2018 15:36:01
Talk of Mike Phelan returning as a coach with Ole.

scholes_18_18

1.) 18 Dec 2018 16:05:53
Bit of rene as well? Carrick and mckenna no good.


2.) 18 Dec 2018 16:08:30
hope to god he has lost those shorts.


3.) 18 Dec 2018 16:08:54
Get the band back together FZZ.


4.) 18 Dec 2018 17:38:21
as interim get people in that know the ethos of the club, for to long we have looked like a disjointed bunch of strangers.

let the board find a DOF and worry about making the manager perminant in the summer.

promote within and trust your players.

the morale needs lifting from everyone.

onwards and upwards.

wouldnt have minded blanc, although he's not been in work for over 2 years.


5.) 19 Dec 2018 00:36:28
Get Eric Steele back as well. Great bloke and he had a fantastic relationship with Dave the save. Went so far as to learn Spanish to help him settle and played a major part in the decision to recruit Dave.


 

 

 

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04 Jul 2020 19:19:22
£80m we paid for Harry Maguire, looks like he's worth a quarter of that, absolutely crap. Gets rinsed every single time, been fully/ partly at fault for every goal we've conceded since the return. Shocking.

Calls for us to buy a CB to partner him with but why? Lindelof is much better and if anything needs someone better playing alongside him. His nationality seems to be keeping the criticism at bay. The blame goes towards Lindelof and De Gea more than anything, worst £80m spent in footballing history. New LB and CB needed for next season.

Would rather see a partnership of Lindelof and Tuanzebe/ Bailly for the rest of the season and then replace Maguire with Gimenez (Atletico) or Skriniar (Inter)

scholes_18_18

1.) 04 Jul 2020 19:33:09
Harry had a bad day. Our defnese has been good for the past 6 months. Also while moaning about harry I can't understand how you came to the conclusion that we need a new LB as well.


2.) 04 Jul 2020 19:44:14
He had a bad day? Give over, he's been having bad days since he first signed for us. And i mention the LB simply because i was already talking about our defence (which is average) or am i not allowed to talk about two different positions at once? 🤔.


3.) 04 Jul 2020 20:03:36
Give it a rest mate. Enjoy the victory or does there have to be a negative post after every game?

Just to offer my opinion but Maguire is far better than Lindelof.

Just remind me how many goals we conceded in the last 15/ 16 games.


4.) 04 Jul 2020 20:04:19
Id raise your quarter and probably says he worth half that what we paid for him but that's not really the point as everyone said at the time that we overpaid hugely for him

The reality is that maguire has been the exact same player he was at leicester and for england. He hasn't either improved or got worse as a player. Very good in the air and very good in physical duels. We all knew he had the pace and agility of a hgv lorry before we signed him and that's not going to change.

He signed a 6 year deal and is club captain, he will be one of the first names on the team sheet for a long time to come whether fans like it or not.


5.) 04 Jul 2020 20:07:03
Scholes,

I'm not Maguires biggest fan. Yeah we overpaid for him. He is a good player and has improved us defensively. He is no Rio that's for sure. I think if him as a better Jones. Like Jones he likes mobility and pace.


6.) 04 Jul 2020 20:29:34
New left back?

Maguire was done but the keeper is to blame for the goal never should you get beat there.


7.) 04 Jul 2020 20:30:46
Maguire has played some great games for us. Clearly this wasn’t one of them but let’s not hang him on one game. We are weak at CB for sure though.

In order of preference we should prioritise:

RW - ideally Sancho
CB - with fast recovery pace to partner Maguire
CDM - Matic cover
LB - Shaw replacement / competition

De Gea issue needs resolving too. If Henderson made us an ultimatum about first team football or he’d leave I suspect DDG would go. Don’t see that next season though but clearly DDG looks to be declining.

All the above illustrates what we already know that our defence is not perfect. Though if you look at the stats we are one of the best in Europe allegedly in 2020. But offensively we are looking very good now. Appreciate you need balance and especially need quality squad depth which we know we are lacking.

A reminder this was still a game that we won and scored 5 goals in the process so it’s not all bad!


8.) 04 Jul 2020 21:09:55
We had a really good attacking game today and scored 5 and all you can do is come on and moan about Maguire?

He wasn't and never will be worth £80m but we were desperate for CB and everyone knew it.
We haven't been so bad in defence and them 2 goals are the first goals since January we let in at OT. Maguire is a good solid player, not world level but good enough for us currently.


9.) 04 Jul 2020 21:27:29
i agree on Maguire, he is a $20M player no more than that, the club overpaid for Him, We all can see that but I feel most of you don't want to give Bailly a chance, I thought bar the mistake (which IMO is never a penalty) from that brick ball that Matic passed to him, He was outstanding, He covered for Maguire"s lack of pace in like 2 opportunities, to me if he keeps himself fit for the majority of next season he should get the start not Maguire or Lindelof for that matter, anyways great win and we are a joy to watch at the moment, seems like the amateur is doing stuff that neither Crappy Moyes, army Van Gaal or Cranky bus Mou could not do.


10.) 04 Jul 2020 21:37:50
In which way is Maguire better than Lindelof aside from being better in the air? (discountdave)

Yes, a new LB Bolger2, Shaw just isn't good enough, wasn't bad today but on the larger scale of things we need better. i.e Robertson, Davies/ Alaba, Jose Gaya etc.

So because we scored 5 goals that means we/ i can't criticise our £80m CB who got absolutely rinsed (again) for the first bournemouth goal? He's been embarrassed defensively on at least 15 occasions this season alone, nevermind all the other little f ups he does. (DanJames)


11.) 04 Jul 2020 21:38:53
Made a mistake paying £80m for just a 'good player' Mad Hatter IMO.


12.) 04 Jul 2020 21:43:09
How can you possibly blame De Gea more than Maguire for the first goal? Maguire is laughably bad, if that happened to Lindelof this page would have exploded.

Seems as if whenever Maguire makes a mistake it's either Lindelof or De Gea's fault. Not surprised mind, seen some people calling him 'world class' on here🤣🤣🤣.

{Ed047's Note - Maguire is just a lump mate and not a particularly good lump.


13.) 04 Jul 2020 21:52:53
Are the pubs open.

{Ed047's Note - well someone had to have been in them to describe Maguire as world class! 🤦‍♂️


14.) 04 Jul 2020 22:26:58
The defence is total garbage, get rid of DDG, Shaw, Maguire, and Lindelof. ignore the fact that only 2 teams have conceded fewer goals than us, that counts for nothing, they’re clearly all rubbish.

I’m not saying they are world beaters but it’s been a lot better than the keystone cops we saw in recent years.

Personally, I’d swap DDG for Henderson and try and up grad Lindelof. I think Shaw is doing well, AWB has Robeson great, and I’d stricken with Maguire, although I agree we got mugged there.


15.) 04 Jul 2020 23:04:21
Shaw has done well AJH? You must be fishing at this point, can't attack, can't defend, overweight and massively overrated.


16.) 04 Jul 2020 23:10:47
Lolll, My post didn't get posted but I totally agree with Scholes and Maguire should not be anywhere near this team. We are not winning any major titles with him in the first team.


17.) 04 Jul 2020 23:19:11
I'm far from Maguire's biggest fan, in fact I recall saying on the site his signing is our "Andy Carroll to Liverpool moment".

I'll admit the above was a bit of an exaggeration, however, I wasn't happy we signed him. Despite that, I think he's proved to be a good signing, not worth near what we paid but he is our best CB. He's the most comfortable on the ball of our defenders, best in the air and physically the most dominant. He has also played pretty much every game and seems to be more vocal than others in the side.

He has his faults, such as his pace and agility but his positives definitely outweigh the negatives. Lindelof isn't quick either but he's also nowhere near as physically dominant as Maguire hence why every single forward pulls onto Lindelof for most of the game.

We need a new CB or at least Tuanzebe to stay fit for 5 minutes.


18.) 04 Jul 2020 23:25:29
Out of back 5.

I'd replace Shaw, Lindelof, De Gea, Maguire, Wan Bissaka in that order.

Shaw, is turd. And huge.
Lindelof is a pansy, likes the ball at his feet, can't do much more.
De Gea errors started creeping in.
Maguire big price tag, decent, should be 3rd choice CB with 2 spanking new class CB to come in.
Wan Bissaka is not good going forward, he would be great for defensive games, although today he got the ball in early which almost got Rashford a goal.


19.) 04 Jul 2020 23:41:54
Ive been vocal in my critisism of players and ole but you have to dig pet deep to find too many negatives for the last couple of months.
The team are playing well. Aborting plenty conceding few. Bruno has had a huge effect on everybody.
Players are making mistakes but when you win they don't get the same focus and that's the way it should be.
There are a few that are either playing slightly below par but rarely do all 11 play perfectly in any team.
When it was bad i said its ok to say its bad. When its good its right to say its good.
You can pick holes if you want to look hard enough. But collectively the performances and results have been very good.
Its been a long time but for the first time in years i'm going into games expectant rather than hopeful.
There is still a few twists and turns to come over the next 5 games but the players look like they are up for the challenge.


20.) 04 Jul 2020 22:22:24
A lump is more mobile Ed047.

{Ed047's Note - very true scholesy


21.) 05 Jul 2020 01:28:47
Maguire will still be Englands first choice centre half.

{Ed047's Note - well that’s saved the day for Maguire


22.) 05 Jul 2020 02:42:32
Sorry, but I don't see what Shaw's done over the last lot of games to warrant the criticism here. Solid performances every game, and offers us an outlet. Much fitter looking as well - still making bursts forward in the latter stages of a game. Needs to work on his final ball, but apart from that, I really can't see what he's done so wrong.


23.) 05 Jul 2020 05:21:07
Maguire is the weak link of our back 5, he makes the most errors and yet he gets the least criticism. I will support him to the hilt all the while he plays for United, not least because he seems a good leader on and off the pitch, but he makes far too many mistakes and he’s simply not good enough for United.

De Gea has made 3 howlers this season, and he made a couple last season, but he’s generally been pretty good both this season and last. That said, because he’s consistently been so utterly brilliant for 5 consecutive seasons prior to the World Cup in 2018, and he’s not reached those levels for more than a few games since then, his decline appears quite dramatic. However I don’t really blame him for the first goal today. It was a very tight angle, but it was very close range, and as far as I’m concerned, he what all keepers would do in that situation. He closed the angle/ distance and made himself big, and was beaten by a very good finish. However, I think Dave will be replaced by Henderson next summer, and that will probably be the right move.

Shaw is generally pretty solid in all departments. He’s not nearly as good as Robertson but he’s very good defensively, and he provides width and energy, and I think he’s been pretty reliable this season. He deserves his place at United.

Lindelof is our best centre back without doubt. He’s composed, he reads the game very well and he allows play to build from the back. He needs a faster, stronger player next to him, but for now I think Bailly should start with Lindelof. Bailly is exceptional at times, he’s just unreliable due to his injury problems.

Wan Bissaka is the best defensive right back, certainly in the league, potentially in the world, and his offensive attributes have improved immensely this season. He would be a player that I wouldn’t sell at any price.


24.) 05 Jul 2020 11:02:40
I don't recall Bruce or Vidic being the fastest. Sometimes its a question of having a fast defender alongside a slower one and they dovetail using the best of their combined qualities. Bruce had Pallister and Vidic had Rio. If Maguire had a Rio alongside I think they would be a formidable team.

I also think that defensively Shaw is not quite good enough at the top level. Too often he is caught out of position and Maguire is left struggling to cover him.


25.) 05 Jul 2020 11:04:33
Maguire never advertised himself at that price so it’s largely irrelevant. If we’d only paid £10m for him nobody would call him as bad as they are doing. I think his statistics speak volumes. Worth pointing out that all defenders look bad when they get nutmegged and very few don’t look nervy when faced with a high press. He might not be VVD or Laporte but I reckon he’s got a good shout for 3rd best CB in the league.

But aside from all that, how miserable do you have to be to have such a venomous moan after winning a 7 goal thriller?! Enjoy a great win.


26.) 05 Jul 2020 11:06:36
I think with Maguire next to him Lindelof regressed. He doesn't know what to do and where to go because of Harrys pure positioning. Harry is not a CB for a title winning team but you seems all to be ok with that. He is in 6 years contract and in order to compete we must create a superb team to cover for him. The guy every time he is under pressure gives the ball straight to an opponent. He is not a ball playing center back, ok if it is a case of giving a pass at 5 metres without pressure i can do it better and without 80 millions.


 

 

27 Mar 2020 20:38:05
Question for Ed001, what do you think of Martial this season Ed? His hold up and link up play seem to have got better, along with his touch. Looks as if he's working on his weaknesses which is a huge bonus. Thanks.

scholes_18_18

{Ed001's Note - major improvement, but it helped that he has been able to play consistently up top where he is at his best. He has developed an understanding of his role and his team mates which helps the hold up and link up.}


1.) 28 Mar 2020 12:19:34
Ed001
I think his biggest weakness is when he fails to make a run in the box. He has show some good finishing from headers when he does. Everything poi ts to Ole and the coaches trying to work on that with him. But he still has moments where he is too passive or just hangs back when it is obvious the team need him to make a front or back post movement.

Do you think a player can learn to make those runs, or is just programmed that way and it won't develop?

Just to be clear, I rate the guy. His application has been better without the ball. But I still feel he offers little to his wingers. To me he plays like a second striker.

{Ed001's Note - they can learn to make the runs, anything can be learnt with the right mentality. The thing is that it is up to the player to get it, to want to learn, in order for the coaches to be able to teach him.}


2.) 28 Mar 2020 17:01:32
For every game martial doesn't make enough runs there are plenty of games where him and rashford this season have made runs and the midfielders have not even attempted to find them.

If you want a perfect example, rewatch the arsenal game from january (most people have enough time on their hands to rewatch it for the whole 90 mins at the moment lol) . Martial and rashford made plenty of runs and the midfielders (fred and matic) played it back and sideways every time.


 

 

30 Jan 2020 11:26:06
Bruno Fernandes a good signing then Ed001? What do you think of him as a player?

scholes_18_18

{Ed001's Note - looked good when I have seen him play. Bit of a step up in quality of the opponents he will face, but I expect him to be an excellent signing. Obviously he needs to be used correctly and to settle into England but I think he will be fine.}


1.) 30 Jan 2020 13:00:49
Would like to see him mata and james in behind martial whilst rashford is out.

Although matas legs have gone it would be good to have some quality on the pitch to help bruno settle in.


 

 

14 Oct 2019 07:44:47
What do people think of this for a midfield 3: Saul Niguez, Ruben Neves and John McGinn? Imagine!

scholes_18_18

1.) 14 Oct 2019 09:18:59
There's no way Aston Villa will sign Niguez and Neves!


2.) 14 Oct 2019 09:34:00
Hahahah Betty.


3.) 14 Oct 2019 11:42:13
Some imagination scholes. None play for the same club or country and i don't see that happening ever.


4.) 14 Oct 2019 11:50:32
A midfield of Saul Niguez, Maddison and McTominay would be immense.


5.) 14 Oct 2019 12:07:52
Betty they have more chance of signing them than we do.


6.) 14 Oct 2019 12:40:16
I think people are missing the point that we desperately need a holding midfielder.

Mctominay is better going forwards, still can't pass the ball well enough to build up, better being used as a box to box midfielder.

Saul is a box to box midfielder as is ruben neves and mcginns best work is done going forwards.

We need a player in the mould of carrick, fabinho and rodri are good examples of that type of player in the premier league that we desperately need. Someone who can build up play and screen the back 4.


7.) 14 Oct 2019 12:42:21
Since we’re playing pretend, why not bring de-age Charlton, Robson and Keane like they just did with De Niro?


8.) 14 Oct 2019 12:57:19
DSG, I believe we can develop McTominay into a solid DM.
He is 6ft 4, can dominate players, has loads of energy and tenacity.

Other than him, only Declan Rice springs to mind to play the holding role.
Another player with huge potential who will walk into our team.


9.) 14 Oct 2019 13:23:43
I'd give Sander Berge a shot.


10.) 14 Oct 2019 14:38:07
What film is Sander in.


11.) 14 Oct 2019 15:39:03
Lots of noises about Rakitic and Mandzuikic to us.
I can understand the move Mandzuikic - a short term fix for 10 years. Less than for Rakitic - past his best but still costing 30 million plus high wages. Not sure of English football would suit him at his age considering he spent his better years playing at a much slower tempo.
Tbh I m not very enthusiastic about former Barcelona and Real Madrid players. They see us as a step down and they lose the hunger to play.


12.) 14 Oct 2019 15:55:32
10 million not 10 years.


13.) 14 Oct 2019 16:07:30
Ruben Neves is a very good holding/ playmaking player. Reads the game very well and reminds me of Carrick as much as anyone in the epl. Maybe Rodri can be that type of player under Pep, but bot seen him show the passing range yet that neves has.

Declan rice is an excellent shield, not as good with the ball.

Not seen too much of McGinn, but doesn't fill me with hope that utd are aspiring to have Scotland's midfield!

Matic is now a liability though, Fred more miss than hit, so all of these are an improvement on players in our squad.


14.) 14 Oct 2019 18:20:34
Neves I think is a really good player. but I don't get all the hype over Declan rice think we can do better but not a clue who.


15.) 14 Oct 2019 18:33:07
Dev Barcelona play at a tempo about 3 times faster than united.


 

 

22 Sep 2019 08:25:08
Who would you have in your team Ed001, Ed002 and posters, Lewandowski or Aguero? Can't split them.

scholes_18_18

1.) 22 Sep 2019 11:30:10
Aguero all day.


2.) 22 Sep 2019 12:15:12
A fully fit Robin van Persie is the best striker I have ever seen play at Old Trafford. Movement, touch, vision and deadly finishing with either foot or with his head.


3.) 22 Sep 2019 12:28:31
Lewandowski all day over Aguero just b3cause of the amount of injuries and games Aguero has missed over the years.


4.) 22 Sep 2019 12:36:25
Nice shappy. But I don't think it answers the original question 😂

Aguero for me. Quality.


5.) 22 Sep 2019 12:58:37
Aguero definitely, creates his own space. Best striker Brazilian Ronaldo.


6.) 22 Sep 2019 13:38:13
Aguero. Only just.


7.) 22 Sep 2019 13:52:04
Yeah, Aguero's goal record has been seriously affected by his injuries!

Aguero, not even close.


8.) 22 Sep 2019 14:19:51
Aguero in the last few years has played a lot more then the first 5 years or so.

If a player is only fit for 50 percent of the games in a season then it is easier for him to score lots of goals if he is a top striker because he only plays half the game as compared to someone like lewa who would play more then 40 games which throughout the season will make him tired and not be at his fully best but will still score a lot of goals.

Aguero plays in a team that dominates possesion and creates chances after chances so he is bound to score a lot of goals.

I am not saying Aguero isn't great but i'd rather have a striker that is fit most of the times and scores a couple of goals less then Aguero.

Anyways its pointless comparing the two as they play in diff leagues and diff systems so it is just a matter of taste.


9.) 22 Sep 2019 16:09:52
Lingard.


10.) 22 Sep 2019 17:50:05
Both Ronaldos were different class and George Best was head and shoulders above them all although not strictly a striker.


 

 

 

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11 Mar 2020 11:33:37
I'd rather play Lingard in midfield than give Pogba a new contract, especially with a wage increase, club cannot be that stupid to do so either. Pogba has to go, can count on one hand how much 'world class' performances he's had since he signed 4 seasons ago. Massive circus surrounding him aswell, awful attitude, all talent no application.

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27 Jul 2019 11:39:09
Yh that's how it works usually Scooby, sell Lukaku and our net spend will be close to nil, ambition!

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16 Feb 2019 21:47:19
Thanks Ed002.

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03 Jan 2019 22:00:05
Neither are Jones and Smalling but they've been at the club for 8 years Ed002; rather see TFM over them two.

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Neither are Jones and Smalling but they've been at the club for 8 years Ed002; rather see TFM over them two.

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{Ed002's Note - as long as you are satisfied with complete failure - playing someone who is not good enough out of position.


 

 

 

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06 Jul 2020 00:16:32
Didn't do much at all in the 90 mins, good assessment from MOTD. Hope we stay well clear of him.

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05 Jul 2020 17:08:41
I mentioned it because he completed f'ed up the clear GDS, not because he simply cleared it out for a corner. Funny how that's the only mistake you focus on.

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05 Jul 2020 14:51:51
It's the typical response if you criticise a player Ed047, i'm making him a 'scapegoat'.

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{Ed047's Note - I get that mate but sadly people don’t like to admit one of their own isn’t all that and Maguire simply isn’t all that.

Yes he’s a unit, yes he can head the ball but gets done so easily by quality players.

But if peeps think he can take you to the big trophies well I can only say good luck with that.


 

 

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05 Jul 2020 14:28:59
What's the point Coalan when we can just get Smalling back? 😁.

I think that's a fair assessment Ed to be honest, i've just highlighted his major mistakes that led to a goal and not his poor positioning or awol passing. It is what DLIB was asking for aswell. I hope he improves but he's 27 and should be in his prime, hopefully this isn't IT.

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{Ed047's Note - I honestly don’t think it’s about stats and who else played, made mistakes or wasn’t in form.

Maguire just isn’t a top top defender, to a degree he shone out at Leicester and yes he has England caps but then so do a lot of players you wouldn’t consider for United.

He’s clearly not absolute rubbish but he’s also not even close to the VVD’s, Laporte’s and Koulibaly’s of this world mate.

I don’t think it’s making a scapegoat of him, it’s just pointing out he really isn’t that great, or even as good as some would like him to be.


 

 

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05 Jul 2020 13:55:34
Maguire's individual mistakes this season DLIB

Hernandez skipped by Maguire with ease to score for Norwich in our 3-1 league win.

His awful clearance led to a corner against Wolves in august which Neves scored from.

Nutmegged yesterday before Stanislas scored

Getting megged by Giroud which led to Kovacic almost scoring at the bridge

Outmuscled for the 2 goals Burnley scored at OT, a game in which we lost.

Partially at fault for the Longstaff goal at OT, but we won 4-1.

Got annihilated by Bergwijn in our 1-1 draw.

This doesn't include the huge mistakes he makes when he's gifted the ball to the opposition when he tries playing out from the back.

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