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21 Mar 2018 20:06:59
Here's a question. If, and it's a very big if, Mourinho was to leave the club. Would anyone think of Zidane as the next coach of our team?
I take all the nonsense in the media with a pinch of salt when it comes to Pogba and Shaw falling out daily with Mourinho, but there is definitely something amiss at the moment. Hopefully it's Jose's tough love and the players pull their socks up and get on with the remainder of the season.

I do feel though that the board and senior figures will soon get tired of the Mourinho circus if results don't change.
That's where Zidane comes into it. There's a massive possibility he will lose his job at Real in the summer which is a shame as he's won the CL twice in his short managerial career. The most obvious option would be for him to join PSG but I would certainly take a gamble on him IF Jose were to go and Zidane became available.


1.) 21 Mar 2018 20:53:08
Zidane and scholes 👍👍👍 🤞👌👌👌.

2.) 21 Mar 2018 22:08:12
I'd really like this option. There are several French speaking players in the squad and I'm sure he'll quick be an inspiration to them. He seems like a decent enough guy too from the interviews I've seen.

3.) 21 Mar 2018 22:42:31
At least Zidane won't be afraid to 'butt heads' with the big boys in the team. A few ego's need reining in imo.

4.) 22 Mar 2018 12:34:04
Love Zidane as a player and would have been an honour to have him playing for united. But I’m not too sure about his managerial capabilities. I think his biggest strength actually appears to be man management of egos in that real squad, and keeping the players happy. He has a fantastic squad at his disposal. However, he does seem to know how to get the best out of the players so that is a positive. I have to disagree there beast on Zidane reining in egos. This is exactly what Jose is doing now and he is being criticised so what makes Zidane doing it any different? I’m not advocating what Jose does as I do not believe he is right for us. But isn’t it a bit ridiculous to want Zidane to butt head
s with the egos in the squad when Jose is doing the same but yet criticised for it?

5.) 22 Mar 2018 16:53:19
Park - it was a poor joke based on what was one of the most remarkable things witnessed during a game. World Cup Final 2006, Zidane 'Head Butting' Materazzi in the chest.

6.) 22 Mar 2018 17:30:34
Haha my mistake beastie didn’t notice that one.



30 Jan 2018 21:01:30
Daley Blind could be off to Roma. Class act if you ask me, just isn't quite at the level needed at United. He's the one Van Gaal signing I wanted to see workout.


1.) 30 Jan 2018 22:02:21
I like Blind excellent passer and can play in a variety of positions. Clever tactically too just his lack of pace that let's him down. Be sad to see him go.

2.) 30 Jan 2018 22:09:01
Sorry but I disagree, incredibly mediocre who just isn’t cut out for this league.

3.) 30 Jan 2018 22:23:58
Good pro always gives 100% will do well elsewhere and I'm not sure it's true as we don't have a replacement but regardless he is not a ideal fit for us or the epl in general due to his lack of pace.

4.) 31 Jan 2018 06:35:48
Anyone thinks Blind can replace Carrick? Appreciate opinions. Thanks 🙏.

5.) 31 Jan 2018 07:14:01
Blind has very good passing ability and seems to have a very good understanding of the game. However, I don't think he could replace Carrick.

Physically, Blind would struggle against teams that press high as he isn't quick enough not does he have the strength to hold people off. Carrick isn't the quickest but because of his awareness and ability to shield the ball is an excellent passing central midfielder.

If we have a good offer for Blind I'd say take it. We still have 5 CB's if he leaves and Shaw, Young, Darmian (doesn't look like he is leaving this window) and Rojo can all play left back. Next season we should have TFM back and he can fill a utility role in the squad.

6.) 31 Jan 2018 08:25:09
Thanks RJ for opinion. So if Blind can’t replace Carrick who then can we buy or any younger players?
Feel free to comment anyone. Thanks.

7.) 31 Jan 2018 10:47:57
Mediocre player. certainly not good enough for that central midfield area if we have aspirations of winning the Premiership and the champions League. I would be going for the Lazio midfielder Savic.

8.) 31 Jan 2018 12:51:55
Only a few players can replace Carrick 666. I think Weigl is perfect and would love us to sign him. Otherwise you have Jorginho and of course Kroos. Tielemens is a left field option always been impressed with him and also Dendoncker. I would prefer we went for an engine in midfield as I think it would compliment pogba and matic better. A Vidal/ Kante would be perfect. Or the other option is go for more creativity like city do with De Bruyne and silva. Milinkovic Savic or Thiago alacantara would be perfect. I think Milinkovic Savic is the one we must move heaven and earth for. Interesting to see what we do.



14 Jul 2017 19:11:12
Wesley Sneijder's been released by Galatasaray. Let the rumours commence.


1.) 14 Jul 2017 20:44:02
Exactly the type of player we need.

2.) 14 Jul 2017 22:03:48
6 years ago.



05 Jul 2017 10:43:25
Apparently Inter have rejected our recent bid of £40mil for Perisic.


1.) 05 Jul 2017 11:36:59
Time to walk away, good player but this deal is dragging on now and the cost is starting to go beyond what the player is worth.

2.) 05 Jul 2017 12:01:39
Unfortunately we are going to pay over the odds for any player because as ed002 has said teams see us as daft enough to pay these prices.

3.) 05 Jul 2017 12:08:44
We have set a precedents since SAF left for being stupid. Happening with Morata too - £80m is a joke and they've turned down £70m.

4.) 05 Jul 2017 12:23:00
Really fresh do you believe that?

5.) 05 Jul 2017 12:34:38
How do you mean Ken?

6.) 05 Jul 2017 13:20:57
What does it matter fresh? Don't worry about the money side. None of us have a clue about it. If that's the valuation, so be it.

7.) 05 Jul 2017 14:54:10
All prices quoted in the media are probably over inflated as it helps to sell papers or get hits. I doubt we are currently that high with our offer.

8.) 05 Jul 2017 14:57:02
It matters if it means we don't have enough for other players we need. I don't know if this is the case or not. If it doesn't affect other signings I couldn't care less what we pay. i'm assuming the owners know how much we can afford to spend.

9.) 05 Jul 2017 16:52:25
Not privvy to any info regarding madrid- man utd negotiations, but surely if they are playing hard ball they must realise they can get stung with big numbers if they go for DDG?

{Ed002's Note - It is of no relevance to what is being discussed with any other players.}

10.) 05 Jul 2017 17:29:42
This is crazy money for Morata.

11.) 05 Jul 2017 17:58:07
Your last line sums it up perfectly RWWD.

12.) 05 Jul 2017 17:59:10
I take it ed002 that real madrid have a valuation for the player and United have to match that or look for another target.

{Ed002's Note - OK if that is what you think.}



15 May 2017 18:45:58
Ed's I've heard today that we have agreed a deal for Brozovic at Inter. Back when all reports were saying Jose had gone to Croatia to tie up a deal for Perisic. Could it be that it was actually Brozovic?
Any truth in it?


1.) 15 May 2017 22:41:28
It's mentioned that he is a possible target.

2.) 16 May 2017 08:58:02
Is there an updated sharkopod? The one i last saw was one before the January transfer window talking about bastian n jose fonte!

{Ed002's Note - Yes.}




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11 May 2019 12:15:52
Ander Herrera is replaceable. Decent enough player who left everything out on the pitch. The outcry I've seen though is ridiculous, he made the decision to leave. All this nonsense about United in his heart etc. he's a Spanish lad who would give 100% to which ever team he pulls the shirt on for, simple as that. Likeable bloke though.


1.) 11 May 2019 12:35:37
For me the concern is that he is one of only a handful of first team players who appears to have the right mentality.

With a squad devoid of hard workers with that give all mentality, losing one of the few who had it does feel like a blow.

Certainly, from a talent view Herrera can be replaced. However, most would agree our most pressing need with our squad isn't talent, but players with the right attitude. Ander was one of those, losing him means we have one less in the squad.

2.) 11 May 2019 12:39:59
Replacing the player isn't a problem.

The problem is that we no longer have an exciting future proposition as a club to retain our better players.

3.) 11 May 2019 12:46:44
Reqlly sad to se ehim leave. I wouldve got rid of everyone bar DeGeq before him. He will be a huge loss.

4.) 11 May 2019 13:08:54
Can't say I'm bothered that Herrera is leaving. So what that he runs around a bit?

Not good enough quality to help us win trophies.

5.) 11 May 2019 13:51:53
He has more heart then 90 percent of players in the team.

6.) 11 May 2019 14:05:17
Shappy, Ole needs to rebuild this squad from top to bottom. That means buying/ promoting players and instilling that correct attitude.
You need to remember though, for all his badge kissing and hard running, he’s still leaving for more money. He didn’t sign a new contract and has decided to move on.
I won’t be sad or pleased to see him go. All I think is he’s replaceable both in terms of desire and most certainly in quality.

7.) 11 May 2019 14:29:07
2toms, The money may well have been a factor, or the club not offering him a deal until he had less than 6 months left might have left him feeling undervalued.

Ole does need to rebuild, and an older head with the right attitude would have been useful as a leader in the dressing room. Ander would have been perfect in that regard.

But it isn't to be. So we move on.



06 May 2019 16:35:05
What's everyone's thoughts on the Dybala rumours?
To me it smacks of Woodward. Quality player but not what we need. We'd be spending £70-80 million on the wrong position.


1.) 06 May 2019 17:13:09
Will no doubt happen at the expense of bettering the side where it’s truly needed - centre back and restructuring the right hand side.

Dybala is great but is a luxury, and you don’t start a rebuild with a luxury.

2.) 06 May 2019 17:50:41
Fresh! Have you seen what Woodward has been doing since SAF? Luxury signings are his thing. I like Dybala but we all know he shouldn’t be a priority, but you can’t trust Woodward to turn down such a deal if it pops up.

3.) 06 May 2019 18:09:01
Because he never learns and thinks a flash signing is all that's needed. He needs someone to sit him down and explain exactly how football works or to just say Take my advice, and a pistol, and go behind that tent, and blow out what's left of your brains.

4.) 06 May 2019 18:30:53
We need to sign atleast one amongst Sancho, Felix, Nicolas Pepe or Bergwin to play on the left or right side.
Pace can always hurt teams.

Felix on the left and Sancho on the right would be terrific for years to come.
But lack of Champions League could very much hurt us.

5.) 06 May 2019 17:20:51
Hard to comment when we don't really know the system and tactics we'll be utilise next season. Dybala as a false 9 in the 4-3-3 we deployed under Ole in early 2019 has potential on paper.

Moreover, a key issue this summer will obviously be Pogba. Will any team have the funds to stump up what we ask for - I doubt it. Some deal involving Pogba and Dybala may be the best outcome for all parties.



04 May 2019 19:28:15
One option for RW for me would be Federico Chiesa. Reminds me a bit of Kanchelskis. Head down, hunched shoulders with just one thing in mind, beat your man and head for goal.


1.) 04 May 2019 21:35:15
Juve bound.

2.) 04 May 2019 22:26:05
Lozano is Napoli bound aswell by the looks of it. Juve would be stacked on the right with Costa, Bernardeschi and Chiesa.

3.) 05 May 2019 07:39:23
Costa is coming to us isn’t he?

4.) 05 May 2019 11:56:12
Costa is available to the first sucker to phone up. Woodwards already writing the cheque for 70 million.



13 Apr 2019 22:23:54
I'm going to get a few dislikes for this but here goes. Is Martial just not as good as we all want him to be? He has a purple patch and looks the real deal then has an absolute stinker. When he goes missing it's like playing with 10 men.
I get that our system isn't probably suited to his style with the laboured passing in the middle but when he's off form he's useless.
I would love to see a front 3 of Martial, Rashford plus an out and out goal scorer, someone like Icardi. But I think the most we can ask of Martial is around about the 10 goals a season mark.


1.) 13 Apr 2019 23:05:33
He could be a good player if he ever got his head up. Constantly dribbling directly into traffic, not seeing an easy pass. Was screaming at him to square it to rashford for a tap in when he was through today, he was so lucky the tackle was mistimed and we ended up scoring. Must be so frustrating to play with.

2.) 13 Apr 2019 23:06:04
He obviously has areas to improve but there is a lot there to work with in martial. Good dribbler, excellent finisher, poor off ball movement however.

Two things that could help us improve attacking wise are:

1.) using the whole bloody football pitch, the percentage of attacks concentrated on our left hand side is so predictable. So easy for defenders to compensate and overload that side in the knowledge that if we switch it there is no one on the right hand side to do anything with it.

2.) building up play from the back. As much as counter ataltacking and knocking balls info the channel is exciting and effect when done well, it is easy to prepare for and we are eventually going to have to starting progressing play from our defence.

3.) 14 Apr 2019 01:22:21
My biggest frustration is his lack of poacher instinct when the ball comes in from the opposite wing. Sterling and Aguero score a crazy number of taps ins just by committing to the back post with pace and I feel Martial could benefit from adding this to his game. He has a lot to work with, feels like he needs a fire lighting under him to get him going!

4.) 14 Apr 2019 01:39:45
Dsg good post.
We won't win enough games without control of the play.
Our team due to injuries and required rotation is all over the place at the moment so we just have to grin and bear it. Some think ole is a yes man, i believe he has a vision of how he wants to play and who what type of players he needs to create that.
He can motivate the players. i'm hoping for a big clear out and for ole to get the best out of our best players but our best players need to be complimented with players that allow them to shine.
If we had much more possession maybe martial will shine.
If we play from the back through midfield maybe pogba would shine every week.
I think ole will try to sign young players maybe 1 or 2 snr high quality players if we move sanchez herrera and mata on that's a lot of experience.

5.) 14 Apr 2019 06:23:25
Martial needs to improve his decision making. He also needs to be bursting his gut to get into the box at every opportunity.

But yesterday, it was Rojo playing full back who cannot make overlapping runs. Because of this, Martial was getting outnumbered every time he got into the box.

6.) 14 Apr 2019 08:53:45
Harsh reality is Martial was up against an ageing zabaleta at the end of his career and was barely doing do anything.

A young pacy player should have been giving Zabaleta nightmares instead it was an easy game for him. he's too inconsistent and doesn't show the desire when he loses it for me.

On top of that you add headless chicken Jesse on the other side who runs and does nothing else I think the club need 2 wingers in the summer to increase competition as well as quality.

7.) 14 Apr 2019 09:36:23
I think Martial is just lazy to be honest. Quality at times but no consistency, maybe he will develop still but we need hard workers and consistency now.

8.) 14 Apr 2019 10:15:52
I see Martial as a young Nani. Has all the potential but inconsistent and lacks awareness. But on the bright side he is young and can add this to he's game by playing regularly.



20 Dec 2018 20:54:47
Anyone who has doubts about the Solskjær appointment, should watch the interview. The full 20 mins on MUTV. I loved every second of it.


1.) 21 Dec 2018 06:09:16
It’s a good video/ read. Ole is very positive which is very refreshing. He loves the club and understands the ethos. I hope (if the results don’t come initially or at all) he doesn’t let the pressure that will come with that get to him. The four of them have the makings of a good team. Hopefully the performances reflect the positivity and the results follow. Interesting times.

2.) 21 Dec 2018 08:21:52
I was a bit underwhelmed with the decision to appoint Solskjær but watching the interview it gave me a bit of hope. Just hearing him talk about the PSG game, the big European nights at OT. Mourinho would’ve written us of before a ball was kicked, claiming we couldn’t compete with the better team.
I’m not expecting us to pull up any trees and there is still a massive job to turn things around but at least the players who want to be here will feed off the positive attitude of Solskjær and Phelan.

3.) 21 Dec 2018 10:38:27
His first press conference was also good i thought. I know he’s had 1 training session, one press conference and not played a game yet. But he seems very relaxed and saying all the right things. Looking forward to this game - good luck


{Ed025's Note - he came across as very sincere and his love for the club shone like a beacon of light mike, lets hope the players respond mate..

4.) 21 Dec 2018 11:06:18
Ed, if the players who’s commitment and or quality has been questioned can’t/ won’t do it for OGS who is virtually a personification of Man United then they won’t do it for the club. At the very least we will learn what these players are made of.
That is worth learning now as he said.
The interesting thing for me will be how he and the club for that matter handles that learning.

{Ed025's Note - thats the $64,000 question mike, the supporters have a massive part to play as well, i hope they dont get on OGS,s case if things dont get off to the greatest start mate, im looking forward to how it all pans out though..

5.) 21 Dec 2018 11:58:46
I think we all agree Ed.




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15 May 2019 08:57:49
I think we probably dodged a bullet with Griezmann a couple of summers ago. I get the feeling if he had come then he’d just be another on our list of players to offload this summer. For all his goals, his attitude stinks. The whole documentary thing last summer now this announcement yesterday, he’s another circus act who thinks he’s above playing football.




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09 May 2019 08:13:00
Caolan_2 that all sounds lovely but why would Dybala coming in change the attitude of Martial and the decision making of Rashford.
This is the type of signing we should be looking at next summer if we can get the basics right next season. It would be like dumping Mesut Ozil in our failing team and thinking he’ll sort the mess out. He’s a luxury player who doesn’t really nail down a position with either Juve or Argentina.
Of course, I’d love to have these words rammed down my throat in 12 months time but there’s a lot more to be done than an £85 million no.10.




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25 Apr 2019 17:23:32
Singh, I agree that these 2 strikers would improve us but unfortunately 1 has only just signed for Milan and the other will be chased by at least 3 or 4 top European sides this summer. These are the type of players we should be scouting and snapping up before their prices inflate.
We’ll end up paying over the top for ‘big names’ again.




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13 Apr 2019 19:19:08
I’ve said it before. Tielemens at Leicester (on loan from Monaco) would be a good signing. Classy player who seems to have acres of space and time on the ball. Add a Doucoure or Ndombele and we’d have a decent midfield.




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31 Dec 2018 20:14:29
He’s not as good as he’s made out to be. Being from the USA had helped hype him up til now. I could be proved wrong but I agree with Remanutd on Chong being the brighter prospect over Pulisic.





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15 May 2019 22:39:00
Give the bloke a chance. He’s hardly going to come out and say ‘all the youngsters should clear off because we’re crap’.




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11 May 2019 14:05:17
Shappy, Ole needs to rebuild this squad from top to bottom. That means buying/ promoting players and instilling that correct attitude.
You need to remember though, for all his badge kissing and hard running, he’s still leaving for more money. He didn’t sign a new contract and has decided to move on.
I won’t be sad or pleased to see him go. All I think is he’s replaceable both in terms of desire and most certainly in quality.




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08 May 2019 21:16:14
I think he peaked last summer. Had an awful season.




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07 May 2019 19:47:29
I mentioned Tielemens a month or so ago. I really like the lad, tidy on the ball, knows where the net is and can pick a pass.
He was captain of Anderlecht at 17 I think? Could probably get him for £35-40 million. Would be Moët well spent.




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06 May 2019 12:11:40
That’s a good shout Shappy. Ole Solskjaer has to be given time now. I think it was a mistake announcing him before the season ended but it’s done and Woodward has made his bed. I’m desperate for Ole to succeed but I’m also desperate to see him given time to rebuild a squad capable of actually playing some half decent football.