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24 Mar 2018 10:31:23
There are some that said Jesse wasn’t good enough and I guess there are still some that think he is at best a squad player but you have to give the lad credit. He keeps popping up scoring important goals and he plays with a smile on his face and seems to enjoy every moment. I’m so pleased for him and I hope he can take that final step and be consistent.


1.) 24 Mar 2018 16:25:04
He has always been highly thought off within the club. It was always accepted that he would take longer to find his feet due to his size. I read an interview with him where he said that Sir Alex always said he would become a real player when he's 25 like Tigana. I wonder how much of him really stepping up this season is down to him feeling that this year was going to be his year.

I did worry when we signed Sanchez as it was going to push either Lingard or Martial out of the side when arguably they we our best two forwards at that time. Maybe its time for Sanchez to be dropped for a game or two and make him fight for his place against players who are in form.

2.) 24 Mar 2018 16:40:40
Shaps, I don’t know why we bought Sanchez other than to stop City buying him. We had needs inother areas way before a left sided attacker was needed and even if he starts firing it just relegates Martial or Rashford. This smacks of Woodward and his marque signing obsession. I don’t want to upset you but if Bale is available you can bet your mortgage Ed will be there waving his chequebook.

3.) 24 Mar 2018 16:46:51
The thing with Jesse is you know he will work on the pitch and not hide. He has proven this year that he has more in the locker than people thought imo but he had the beginnings of a good season couple of years back when he got ani injury early on at Swansea I think. Change of personel and management has not deterred him and I think he has saved us a good few bob on bringing in a n other player.

4.) 24 Mar 2018 16:58:44
I was one of those thinking he wasn't going to be up to it and would be sold, at times I feel foolish, but then he can be anonymous far too often for me (like most of our attacking players) .

I still think in order for us to be competing at the very top we need better than Lingard. But if he improves again as much as he has over the past 18 months then he will deserve a regular berth in a top Utd team.

I love his energy and clever runs, maybe there is even more to come from him once we get back to playing proper attacking football and those runs will be picked out by players that currently refuse the pass and opt for 'safety' instead. I certainly would like him to impact games more consistently as well, 10 seconds of brilliance now and again is good, but we need more than that over a 90 minute match from an attacking midfielder.

5.) 24 Mar 2018 17:39:38
I agree Beastand that was my point about consistency. When he is good he is very good but often you can forget he is on the pitch, which is very frustrating when he gets himself in such good positions and scores such important goals. He needs to turn up for more games than he does, which I think he will if he continues to develop as he has done in the last year. And he is home grown which means a lot to me,

6.) 24 Mar 2018 17:52:11
Does he go missing or as mentioned above is it a case of him making good runs and his team mates not playing the creative pass to find him?

The best players score in the big games, which he does more consistently than those around him. H deserves his place in the team, he works hard, he offers movement and he can finish. I think he will thrive if we add more quality to the midfield. He is a bit of a social media whore, but as long as he performs on the pitch it’s not a problem. I wish pogba put half the effort in he does.

7.) 24 Mar 2018 18:33:58
Agree with all of the posts regarding jesse in some degree, better than dele alli in my opinion who plays a similar role especially this season.

8.) 25 Mar 2018 05:21:49
I must be the only one who doesn't yet rate him. He for me is going through his Smalling patch where player looks good for a season or 2 but with lingard it has only been 2 months rather than the whole season.

He was mostly anonymous until December and has been anonymous for most part since February. That is 2 good months in 3-4 years. Yes he scores some important goals from time to time but he going to have to perform much better to be more than a squad player.

9.) 25 Mar 2018 16:58:04
No MU player apart from De Gea has been sensational for long, playing good for some time and then playing poorly.

10.) 26 Mar 2018 14:14:47
CSM, that's not really fair, even if he's only started looking like a real top player this season, he's actually been doing well for the last couple of years. He was hardly "anonymous" before December anyway. 8 goals and assists in 17 games, 11 of which he played 30 minutes or less in, may not be setting the league on fire, but it's certainly not "anonymous".

Re: the consistency, I'm inclined to agree with Huggy. He's suffering from the way the team is playing, and would have a much more consistent impact if the runs he makes were picked out a bit more often by players behind him. Now, I'm not saying he's doing everything right, maybe he'd still be a bit inconsistent with players behind him looking for those runs and playing more positive football, but the point is that we don't really know, and I don't think it's fair to judge him too harshly when we don't really know how much of the inconsistency is down to him, and how much is down to the way the teamas a whole is playing.

I would really love to see Herrera used in a more advanced role, ahead of Matic rather than alongside him, where he can look to play the passes that someone like Lingard can feed on. It's too easy to see his great defensive performances last season and forget that he's a great passer of the ball, with an eye for getting team mates in behind the defence.

11.) 26 Mar 2018 14:23:10
That FA cup winning goal seemed to really kick him on and he’s improved a lot since then.


How you can say he’s been anonymous is beyond me, he’s probably scored more important goals than any other player in the last 2 years.

12.) 26 Mar 2018 14:53:27
Gds important goals don't mean consistency. Yes he scored against Chelsea and in fa cup final but can you remember a run of games until December where you could say he was consistently good. A first team player needs to be consistently good and unlike rashford or martial lingard isn't exactly in the youngster category.

Thorne he has been good this season but last season he had 5 goals and 3 assists in 42 games in lvg's last season he had 7 goals and 4 assists in 41 games. Those are not good figures and he needs get similar to his current nos before we can be sure that he has improved rather than going through a purple patch.

Also where exactly will he play next season jose wants savic added to the team and jorginho as replacement for carrick, so we most likely will be switching to a mf 3.

13.) 30 Mar 2018 18:44:50
Good player, nice lad, silly dancer.



17 Feb 2018 08:31:11
Interesting rumour this morning, Real ready to move for Pogba. Could be paper trash talk of course but if they did and the money was big, would you sell? Clearly the boy has talent but he has yet to dominate a game or deliver on his potential. Is that down to him, the Manager, or a combination of both.

If the money was silly should we cash in? The problem with that is that he may go on and become the dominating player we believe is in there somewhere, and replacing him will cost a fortune too. For me, I’d seriously consider it though.


{Ed002's Note - There is zero interest in Paul Pogba from Real Madrid. They have very, very different ideas who they want.}

1.) 17 Feb 2018 11:41:22
There is no way we should be selling Pogba it would be crazy to do so.

Its likr selling the next messi and then trying to go buy a next ronaldo because we are noy patient enough.

2.) 17 Feb 2018 11:59:12
"Cash in" wtf? So some now want to sell Pogba when we have few midfielders for a pretty poor return? You bored with FIFA?

3.) 17 Feb 2018 11:20:17
Yay. Thanks ed for that.



12 Jan 2018 21:19:21
All this talk of Sanchez has masked the rumour that Vardy is also being considered. Not sure if they would sell or at what price but I think he would slot in much easier, albeit he is a like for like with Lukaku. Sanchez’s attitude worries me, the stories from Arsenal about his isolationist approach do not bode well for team spirit. Hey ho, what do I know?


1.) 12 Jan 2018 21:28:45
I hope not. Hateful diving git, Gerrard, suarez, terry, barton, keown, cattermole, Vardy. all the same to me would of hated to see any of them in a red shirt.

2.) 12 Jan 2018 23:05:33
That's one heck of a team those lot would make. Lacks some wide players tho.

3.) 13 Jan 2018 05:53:05
bfbw, there too much hate in your heart, i'd have had Keown and Suarez any day of the week. Go hug a tree man.

4.) 13 Jan 2018 08:10:14
AJH Vardy is a player Maze likes and admired over the years for his tenacity as well as his rags to riches story but to say he is a better option than Sanchez is silly, very silly.

Wake up AJH you are dreaming of poorly fabricated scenarios.



08 Dec 2017 20:28:41
So, first of all, I share my birthday with Jonny Evans so put that your pipe and smoke it. Secondly, I may have had a little wine tonight so forgive me if I am less coherent than Ronnie during a transfer window.

Sunday is a big game and I hope that Jose wakes up and has an epiphany but I fear it will not happen. I believe it is better to die fighting than running away and in football that is also true. Inspire the troops, give them hope and belief, rouse their spirits, fill their hearts with pride and desire. Let’s not turn up to stifle and try and nick a goal on the break. I don’t care if they are the best team, like Pierre the famous French fighter pilot, let’s go down in flames (google it) .

We are United, a team steeped in history and tradition, we live or die by our standard, there are times to stand up and be counted, Sunday is one of those times. We win, or we lose in a blaze of glory, to be a United fan there are no in betweens.

Time for more wine.


1.) 09 Dec 2017 01:43:34
Jesse's performance at Arsenal will have given him food for thought. Maybe we can press high with a few players and cause some chaos amongst their back line. Worry is that Matic and Ander would have to play out of their skins.

The motivational piece is way more important than formation. Win your battles all over the pitch and you'll get a win.

2.) 09 Dec 2017 10:50:17
We’ll park the bus and try to catch them on the counter and via set pieces.



27 Aug 2017 19:14:26
Just caught up with MOTD, I thought all our players played well. Amongst other things that stood out though:

1. Joe Hart, wow, surely he isn't England's goalie any more
2. Anyone else warming to Rafa? No? Just me?
3. City, still not convincing and I think strong teams will bully them.
4. Shearer has become a half cent pundit since he stopped sitting on the fence.
5. Phil Neville, got to love him, is he the most positive person in the world ever?
6. Swansea possibly not as bad as we have thought.
7. Bilic and De Boer have to be worried although after today's debacle, perhaps Wenger will be first to go.


1.) 27 Aug 2017 20:35:38
Pretty much agree with everything there mate.
I was saying to my lad yesterday that if this palace squad go down it's the best squad ever to be relegated.

2.) 27 Aug 2017 00:43:07
Phil Neville really annoys me. He's so biased it's unbelievable. Agree with the rest. De Boer is no surprise, he was abysmal at inter. Played some disgraceful football there.




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20 Jan 2019 19:00:09
I know Red Man will be one of the first to disagree with me here, but if OGS keeps this up then it is a no brainer. We’ve tried the up and coming Manager, we’ve tried the old pro, we’ve tried one of the best and none of them worked. Perhaps we need someone who understands our club, who is engrained in our culture, who is a optimist that trusts youth, someone who wants to play the right way, someone who learned from the best, someone who won titles, cups, and the Champion’s League. No, not Ryan Giggs, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, a man who has risen to a remarkable challenge and taken to it like a duck to water.

I saw Ole once in John Lewis in Cheadle. Our wives were looking at material and I glanced over and shared one of those ‘are you as bored as me? ‘ moments. I’m never star struck but I’ve always regretted not shaking his hand and showing my appreciation for everything he did whilst at our club. Often a sub, he never complained, he could have left but chose to stay and fight and when he did nail down a place after Beckham left, injury took his chance with persistent knee injuries.

Since his arrival he has not put a foot wrong. He has been polite, positive, and engaging. I couldn’t care less that he has never managed in a big league; if he wins the next league game that will be the best start ever in the EPL, usurping Guardiola and Ancelotti.

All the fancy names being bandied about have no idea what United is about, this is a club that I believe is unique in world football. The largest global revenue generator but at heart still a local feel where people are proud to work here.

If we keep winning there is no debate for me and even if we lose, I expect OGS to react in a way that makes me proud to be a supporter of Manchester United FC.


1.) 20 Jan 2019 19:36:57
I want to see OGS succeed too tony. I want to see us finish 3rd and get past PSG with him. He is an abdolute legend for me and all itd fans - as a player though.

I feel what everyone else is feeling and its amazing BUT we need to re-evaluate the permanent role at the end of the season. 7 out of 7 wins is absolute fantastic but in the grand scheme of things 7 games is a small victory albeit brilliant.

2.) 20 Jan 2019 20:05:46
And i just want to reitterate that i really want ole to succeed and take us on full time.

3.) 20 Jan 2019 21:32:34
Big tests ahead of us in the next 6 weeks Ajh.
I maintain my stance of if we get top 4 and get a good cup run ole should ne given the job.
It won't suit the po h brigade but you can't keep everybody happy.
Lots to admire about how ole has gone about the job and there are no complaints from me on any front.
I think we are woefully short on strength in depth, with ole there i have much more confidence in having a smaller high quality squad of 18 or so players backed up by 4 or 5 youth prospects such as chong gomez garner tuanzabe mc tominay mitchell.
The players look like they want to play for him.
Once they have a set back or 2 we will find out more about ole i personally don't think he will be found wanting.
As i said the next 6 weeks are huge i expect a defeat or 2 so we will know more at the end of them.
I want it to be ole over any other canditate simply because if he gets the job he will have earned the right in situ and that is really tough.



20 Jan 2019 08:34:37
It’s always someone else’s fault isn’t it. It was someone else’s fault he fell out with the Spain players at Madrid, it was someone else’s fault he treated the Chelsea physio so badly, it was someone else’s fault he lost the Chelsea dressing room, it was someone else’s fault he dropped our player of the year for pretty much a whole season, it was someone else’s fault Rashford looked to be going backwards, it was someone else’s fault he couldn’t get the best out of a £90M player, it was someone else’s fault we have been dire this year. It was someone else’s fault he slagged his players off in public, it was someone else’s fault we park the bus every time we go to Anfield, it was someone else’s fault he changed his CBs every game, it was someone else’s fault Sanchez got picked for every game despite stinking the place out.

I’m fed up of the arrogance and deluded narcissism Jose constantly displays, he sounds like King Canute trying to repel the ocean but deep down he knows he can’t. United have issues to resolve and those issues may currently prevent us being able to challenge at the very top. However, if you treat your players properly, allow them to express themselves, embrace the United ethos, pick a settled team, treat attack as the best from of defence, trust youth, then you don’t end up languishing somewhere between 6th and 8th miles off the top 4.

Ole has shown the potential of this team, there’s work to do but in the first 17 games we had 26 points which is just over 1.5 points per game. Since he’s gone we have won the last 6, so a third of the games, twice the points compared to Jose. Goals per game has gone up from 1.7 to 2.83. I don’t think Ole is a managerial prodigy, I think he knows how to treat people, he has humility, he gets the club, and he’s doing the simple things well. Sometimes, when you have good players, it’s not rocket science.

Joses behaviour and performance this season has been disgraceful and he got what he deserved.


{Ed025's Note - great post AJH..

1.) 20 Jan 2019 09:05:39
Great post Tony, everytime the man opens his mouth now I lose a little more respect for him.

Constantly making excuses and snide backhanded comments, believing that he had no part to play in what we had become and this constant obsession with pep and Klopp.

To anyone who watches the beautiful game it is glaringly obvious what our problem was and now it's gone.

{Ed025's Note - very much so deano..

2.) 20 Jan 2019 09:14:56
Tony, he's gone. Let us resolve, from this day forward, to speak about him no more!

{Ed025's Note - nah..lets give him the stick he deserves forever noucamp, he almost single handedly destroyed united and let it be a warning to every other manager that second best will not be tolerated at united mate..

3.) 20 Jan 2019 09:37:19
Top post Tony. And whole heartedly agree ed. I think the most ridiculous thing he claimed was that second with this squad was the best achievement he has ever made. So disrespectful to the players he had. I have always maintained that this isn’t a bad squad. Yes I don’t think it’s quite good enough to win the league. But it’s more than good enough to be third. It’s unbalanced with attacking talent and lack of in defence. But Jose should be ashamed of himself for tricking fans into believing this squad could not play attacking football. Each victory and performance is banging a nail into his coffin for me. When you have the likes of rashford, martial, Lingard, pogba, Sanchez, Lukaku and you can’t win your easy home games then there is clearly a problem with your tactics. It’s time he moved on and time we did so as well. I will not be mentioning his name again 😂.

{Ed025's Note - i just want to be the guy on the hammer when them nails are going in park mate.. :)

4.) 20 Jan 2019 09:43:16
People turned on the on players, rashford didn't have that much natural talent, shaw and martial needed sold as did the virus pogba .

Maybe the issue was just an outdated manager.

{Ed025's Note - very much so jred..

5.) 20 Jan 2019 09:46:01
Speak about who.

6.) 20 Jan 2019 10:07:51
I think we can all wholeheartedly agree the relief he is out of our club forever feels amazing. OGS may not be the new messiah, but he has brought back our identity and a feel good factor in only one month and we ought to be very grateful to him for that regardless of whether he stays in May or is replaced by someone else. What a start he has made, and done it with humility, Grace and class whilst playing some good football. None of which Jose achieved with us.

{Ed025's Note - thats the word eric..."class", some have it and some dont mate..

7.) 20 Jan 2019 10:09:13
This was meant to be a reply to a post down the page, I must have clicked new post instead. There’s a thread down the page kind of defending him, I’m not having it.

8.) 20 Jan 2019 10:17:04
It’s been obvious since the start of this season that Jose was focused on protecting his own reputation. Publicly complaining about lack of transfers, saying his players aren’t good enough to compete, playing players out of position in big games to prove a point, and focusing on Pogba as the cause of poor squad morale.

There are big issues at the club in terms of structure, a lack of modernisation, and lacking of footballing insight at the very top. But Jose’s job was to get the best out of the players he had at his disposal. He couldn’t do this, and moved to protect his own reputation at the expense of all else.

{Ed025's Note - your spot on danny mate..

9.) 20 Jan 2019 10:34:05
It doesn’t seem the post I wrote has yet made it to the page. I am not defending our ex manager but take a look at what is happening at Chelsea, again. We are conveniently pointing the finger at Mourinho for all ills, who yes, deserves blame, yet seemingly forgetting the players part. There are some players who have now decided to play, for how long? If we want a manager not a coach we need to get the decision right in summer and give them authority. If we jettison another manager when players stamp their feet we will be in a yo yo position. If we want a coach not a manager, then good but that is what the restructure should bring. It was not just the manager who was the problem but part of it.

10.) 20 Jan 2019 10:34:09
I think most of us wanted it to work. It didn't. The man can't help himself. His record stands for itself and at united its not a good record.

On a side note Canute is actually the opposite to Jose. One day he'd had enough of sycophantic yes men telling him how great he was so ordered the throne carried to the beach and ordered the tide back to prove the point that he was just a guy and not all that great. Quite humble and certainly not Jose.

11.) 20 Jan 2019 10:47:21
I fully disagree with your post. He has the right to say whatever he wants and i don't think any of us knows what went behind the scenes at UTD.

He is class and has won a lot in his career and he should be treated with respect from players which he didn't get it because players now a days are like small girls or very pampered.

Its funny how we are still talking about Mourinho even though he is gone and we should really be talking about how good we are playing and how positive Ole has been but we still decide to criticise Mourinho.

12.) 20 Jan 2019 10:44:41
Just been reading sir alexs first autobiography. Sounded like you were describing him Tony 😂 seems to be a trait that runs through some of the most successful managers.

Ed025? Singlehandedly brought united down? Give it a rest mate. OTT if ever I read a comment on this site. We know you don't like him but that's just hyperbole.

He was a bad fit for this club at a time where we needed something else and better qualified people in the boardroom. Ole seems to be a really good fit at this particular time. It takes pressure and focus away from ed Woodward (maybe not the best thing, but could be just what he needs to find the right pieces behind close doors) And he has the players enjoying the football that they are playing.

As for the 'virus', his recent run of form does not forgive him for his last 2 years of sub par performances and attitude. He needs to continue this for quite some time and when the chips are down (they will be at some point) he needs to show the club and fans that he is willing to fight and not manoeuvre a move away.

{Ed025's Note - your right about me not liking him angel but thats because i think hes an arse clown, maybe your a fan of his i dont really know but he was the worst thing to happen to united in many a year, if it was not his fault that united were a disgrace then you tell me who was to blame?, its ok you being all PC about him but open your eyes mate...and tell it like it is..

13.) 20 Jan 2019 11:01:16
Savage ed025 😂.

{Ed025's Note - yet fully justified mate.. :)

14.) 20 Jan 2019 11:02:27
Singh the words you used to describe players could easily be used to describe the manager himself. He has won a lot but then so have pogba, ronaldo, hazard didn't stop the manager from throwing them under the bus to cover his ass did it. He has now tried to blame everybody but himself for getting sacked 3 times in a row, who cries to the media everytime he doesn't get his way, sounds to me as you put it lot like small little pampered girl.

We are discussing him because since has gone, we have played watchable football, there is no one at the club consistently telling the fans that the club is mediocre or the players playing are rubbish and how while other managers can improve players but he can't and it is the player's fault, and what wondrous magic it must be that the players are actually playing as well as most people expected them to, now that there is no one calling them rubbish every day of the week.

{Ed025's Note - exactly CSM..

15.) 20 Jan 2019 11:07:25
Ed025 I think he's a top coach that just wasn't right for us. i'd imagine he will go on and undoubtedly win more. Arse clown? I don't know him mate, many people that do know him seem to have a different opinion about him. Big fan of is? No, particularly not a fan of the way he handled certain issues and he tends to have this air around him when things are going wrong. But i'm not going to go OTT and say he singlehandedly destroyed united, that's just not true regardless of what you think of him.

{Ed025's Note - top coach? maybe at one time angel, but ask the supporters at real, chelsea or united and they will tell you different, hes a dinosaur and an egotistical one at that, spent squillions on players at these clubs yet had them all playing outdated football and thats why the 3 of them got shut of the special needs one, i know some people still rate him mate...but hopefully these people will be re-captured very soon and get the mental health care they really need.. :)

16.) 20 Jan 2019 11:17:13
Then why weren't these players playing like this under the previous manager. It is because they are spoilt brats. You ahouldnt pick and choose who to play for . You are in a job and like in any job you should be trying your best and not whinging.

{Ed025's Note - because they were under motivated playing an out dated system and being led by a tyranical monster who constantly trashed them in the press?..

17.) 20 Jan 2019 11:25:37
My post wasnt meant to be seen as a defence, just that he had some interesting things to say.

18.) 20 Jan 2019 11:41:55
Singh the same player who was described as virus, has now played under 4 different managers other than mourinho, none of whom had an issue with him. Same with hazard, same with Ronaldo, yet some how it is player's fault.

look at how pogba has played since he left, he hasn't been any different than he was earlier. There isn't any extra tracking back or anything else, only difference is he isn't scared to make forward passes for the fear of losing the ball or having to play in a mid field 2 where he can't get into the box as much.

This is basically a manager who hasn't won as much or has that experience but just seems to understand that his got good attacking players and is allowing them to attack.

19.) 20 Jan 2019 12:23:38
Hardly interesting enough to be debated with such vigour.

20.) 20 Jan 2019 12:47:54
5hat monster must be something special if he only just won two trophies two years ago.

Any employee needs a structure behind him and if he doenst get that then he will fail. Mourinho didn't get what he wqnted and he failed.

There are many ways to win football and Mourinho has his own style and i get that some players don't suit him and that is the reason he failed.

Some would argue why didn't he adapt to the players he had then that should apply ro everyone. Pep shouldve adapted to what he had when he took over Man City and not buy a whole new defence to suit his needa or Klopp shouldve played with Balotelli and co rather then going and purchasin Mane and co.

I bet you if Guardiola or Klopp didn't buy those players they woukdve been sacked by now and they wouldn't be competing for the title this year.

21.) 20 Jan 2019 13:50:03
Singh players should adapt is poor logic when most players you want to replace are the ones Mourinho himself bought.

If pogba did not suit his style maybe don't spend 100mn on him, if Sanchez is not what you want don't buy him, if you want good defenders, you should have bought other players and not bailly and lindelof. Maybe don't buy a midfielder for 50mn who doesn't suit your style and thus never play him.

Guardiola bought what he needed and uses them as such he did not have a falling out with sterling and stones and try and throw them under the bus he improved them, klopp has turned likes of wijnaldum, Milner, Shaqiri into decent players, Mourinho turned 2 world class players into rubbish, that's why they are competing and he is commenting.

22.) 20 Jan 2019 13:54:11
I wouldn't say single handedly. Woodward retains some culpability. Why offer him a new deal then not back him. I can understand concerns regarding spending on players with little sell on value because of age. But why give him a contract if you already have those concerns.

23.) 20 Jan 2019 16:18:22
Always needed money for success.
Got fortunate in his early job, lived a great career off the back of it.
Doesn't coach, he's a tactician not a coach.

24.) 20 Jan 2019 21:52:28
Good post AJH.
I agree with most except the part about OGS not being the managerial prodigy. To me it’s too early to decide or not. We all need to learn and improve and he certainly does too. At least we know that he has SAF walking close behind guiding and mentoring him. There is still plenty of knowledge that SAF can transfer to him. We didn’t really see SAF near the previous 3 managers. I’m quite sure the legendary SAF would like to see OGS succeed.
All that said I’m not going to suggest if whonis the right manager. A lot of fans thought Moyes was right then same with LVG and certainly more thought Jose as well.
For me I’ll just support the club and go with whoever is appointed. If that manager is wrong it won’t take long to see through 😉.
For the time being let’s all just enjoy and not be too quick to criticize (not aiming at you AJH) . It’s difficult to please everybody 🤣.

25.) 20 Jan 2019 21:54:49
I replied a post but doesn’t seem to be posted.
Anyway as far as Jose is concerned I never like him when he was not in Man Utd and still didn’t when he was with us. However I just supported just because he was part of the club. Now he is gone I’m back to my not liking him.
I do agree that he is a good manager (in his past) but that his tactics would probably not suit us and a bit outdated. He has not evolved. Sad but like some President said “bye bye” 🤣.

26.) 20 Jan 2019 21:58:11
His second spell at Chelsea showed why he should have not been appointed as the manager.

He blamed everyone but himself.
Fortunately he didn't blame our physio like he did at Chelsea.

He will never admit to having made a mistake.

Well all tried to sum up energy to watch United play, but even shopping with the Mrs made more sense than watching United under Mourinho.

Mourinho's ego will be his downfall.

Woodward's running of the club can't be swept under the rug. A DOF is needed, we all know this, but Woodward is out of his depth with transfers etc.

Sponserships deals etc are his forte.

27.) 20 Jan 2019 12:40:14
he had the chance to reflect on what happened at Chelsea and to a lesser degree at Madrid and think about if he perhaps needed to change or adapt in any way: it seems he didn't take that chance.

Singh, i am not excusing the players but I remember Scholes once threw his toys out of the pram. A good Manager understands how he needs to treat players to get the best out of them. Simply put, Jose was unable to get the best out of this group of players. All the other issues I listed were to highlight he deserved little sympathy, the bottom line is he did not get us playing attacking football, he had us languishing in 8th. As we are seeing now, if we have the ball and are attacking, it kind of stops the other team threatening.

I'm 100% with Ed, piece by piece Jose was dismantling everything we stand for. His press conferences were embarrassing, every time he opened his mouth I cringed. He deserves respect for what he has won, but he's been overtaken by a new breed who not only play football the right way, but are generally polite and engaging.

From the disagrees its clear we are pretty divided on this and its not always black and white. For me though, he should have never been allowed within 100 miles of our club.

28.) 20 Jan 2019 17:28:34

I think Mourinho was part of the problem because of the differences in ideas of management.

Mourinho wanted support and United didn't offer him.

The only people you can point fingers at is the person who decided to appoint Mourinho and give him a new contract.

I am pretty sure Mourinho will go elsewhere with his so called dinosaur tactics and win titles but unfortunalely its not going to be at United as we sacked him.

To be honest with you i am just enjoying the football right now and if Ole does well then i think we should give him the job.

{Ed025's Note - he was not part of the problem singh...he was the problem, as for him getting about over £400m worth?, im afraid i just dont get the excuses people are making for him mate..



19 Jan 2019 22:46:44
Bit of a strange game. We dominated, had 20 shots but after their goal started to look a little nervous. I never thought I would say this but I hope Smalling is back soon, Jones makes me very nervous. Ole keeps picking the same team and they keep winning but an occasional change might freshen things up. Rashford can still be maddeningly inconsistent but what a talent the boy is, if he keeps his feet on the ground and keeps developing he will be some player in a couple of years.

I’m enjoying the games, we are playing well, but there is a casualness to our approach. A bit more pace and urgency would have seen us have that game closed down by half time. Hopefully Ole is seeing what needs to be done and gets on it, I’m being overly critical as compared to Grumpy Arse’s reign things are 1000% better.

The next 3 games are all very winnable which should put us right in the mix. Arsenal are inconsistent, Chelsea are starting to struggle, and Spurs don’t have a striker for a month.


1.) 20 Jan 2019 09:10:08
The arsenal result yesterday was best case scenario imo, I think them and Chelsea look bang average, add to that spurs injury troubles and I think 3rd is there for the taking.

2.) 20 Jan 2019 13:20:53
I’m going to watch the Spurs game today, I smell an upset.



15 Jan 2019 18:33:01
Over the last 5 league games we have picked up points on everybody. It most importantly right on, we’ve gained 10 points on Arsenal and 5 points on Chelsea, and Lloyd Lordy, they play each other this weekend.

Momentum is a funny thing, if the mood stays positive and we keep our focus then our next 2 games are very winnable which builds more pressure on the teams above is. Other than Arsenal and Liverpool, everyone looks catchable, including Spurs.

Ours goals scored has had a real boost and a couple of clean sheets has helped the goal difference. Long may this run continue.


1.) 15 Jan 2019 19:48:38
Can’t remember the last time there was such a buzz around the club tony. I am chomping at the bit for every game now. The week is dragging on for me as I can’t wait till the weekend to watch us play. We are the most in form team at the moment. It’s great to see. Take each game as it comes and you never know what will happen. It’s nice that we are no longer a laughing stock for rival fans. My friends who are Chelsea and spurs fans are definitely taking notice and are a bit concerned. Wouldn’t have said that over a month ago. As you said momentum is key. Football is a funny game.

2.) 15 Jan 2019 22:01:47
You can tell the buzz around the club is great. This page is like a ghost town lately and that's because there's nothing to moan about!

3.) 15 Jan 2019 22:31:51
What result would everyone want between Arsenal and Chelsea? A 1-0 Arsenal win and a 4-0 win for us would leave us 5th, 3 points behind Chelsea and us in front of Arsenal on goal difference.

4.) 16 Jan 2019 00:37:08
Presume you mean CITY and Liverpool look uncatchable Tony?!

Agree totally. All other teams, including us, have a degree of fragility to us. On our day we could win against anyone but also lose to anyone.

Preferred result is Chelsea to lose all 3 points. I am not at all worried about Arsenal. But Chelsea and Tottenham are serious challenges given the start we gave them.

5.) 16 Jan 2019 04:08:01
I think Chelsea will struggle for goals because they are over reliant on Hazard.

6.) 16 Jan 2019 08:42:17
arsenal win may keep us behind them but we would’ve closed on Chelsea which is the main thing, arsenal are so inconsistent that them winning is prob the best result, obvs a draw is welcome.
Just to touch on the buzz at the club, it’s great isn’t it, unreal in a few weeks we’ve gone from dread to excitement and Ole takes most credit, the players performing and playing the way united should, sure there’s a song in there ha.
If Ole continues in this vein, wether we lose games or not he’s out himself right in the fave position for the job for me.
The defence needs bolstering and cz of that we will lose but even Jose couldn’t sort that so given funds I am confident Ole will identify the right centre back and right bacj needed, with a stronger defence and with our attacking prowess it’s almost at the point if no brainer to give Ole the job. I said that about Poch and if not Ole he would be perfect for us but Ole knows United inside and out, how we should play and our values, it’s not always about the name, our history should tell us that.

7.) 16 Jan 2019 09:07:05
with Kane now out for 2 months I think we may see Spurs struggle to stay in the top 4 unless they get a new striker in.

8.) 16 Jan 2019 11:03:15
Even Son will be unavailable for a month for Spurs.

9.) 16 Jan 2019 12:57:49
I think City play Chelsea and Arsenal in the next few weeks too so they may both drop more points.



13 Jan 2019 19:06:25
Delighted we have caught Arsenal and are catching Chelsea and they play each other next which means one or both will drop more points. Happy days.

As for today I thought it was a game of 2 halves. In the first half Ole out thought Poch and we dominated, second half I think the reverse happened. Looking at the stats whilst Spurs had a lot of chances, they had 11 on target whilst we had 8, so I know DDG was MOTM but overall it was pretty even. On another day we would have drawn or lost but the commitment and effort was top.

Rashford is now first choice CF which puts Lukaku’s future in doubt and he didn’t do himself any favours when he came on. It’s clear that is Ole’s preferred starting eleven and would any of us change anything? Great to see Herrera back in, his work often goes unnoticed and Matic looks refreshed.

Pogba looks a different player but I still think he has another level he can step up to, and that will have a huge impact if he can dominate consistently.

Onwards and upwards, if we can see Brighton off at home next week we will make up more ground, other fans may scoff but they are looking over their shoulders right now.


1.) 13 Jan 2019 19:14:39
Delighted with this. Ole is certainly playing himself in to the job! First big test passed with flying colours. The team are confident and happy. When this happens natural talent shines through.

2.) 13 Jan 2019 20:25:35
Obviously upgrades on jones, young and matic but other than that not much at the moment needs doing.

3.) 13 Jan 2019 21:06:24
What could have been if we got rid of Jose earlier. Fantastic result against a very good spurs side. De Gea was magnificent. Lindelof and Herrera amazing. Herrera is so pivotal for us. He is everywhere and controls the tempo of our side. I actually think our midfield trio has a great balance to it. People call for a matic replacement but I think he’s been one of our best players. Someone like ndombele rotating with him next year would be brilliant. Fred needs to play the Herrera role. Tackle and give the ball to matic and pogba. All in all we are on such a great run. I really do think a cb is a must in January though. Jones was caught out far too many times. I think we need to pay top dollar even if it’s the winter window. The most in form team in the league. Take each game as it comes and you never know where we will be in the summer. Let’s just say bring on PSG.

4.) 13 Jan 2019 21:07:37
Ole set us up right and it paid off in the first half, but I thought it was dangerous to sit back like we did. We got away with it. Two winnable games coming up.

One reinforcement at the back and a push for top 4 is very doable.

5.) 13 Jan 2019 22:38:24
Great to see, 6 on the bounce, we are heading in the right direction again. Confidence and smiles are back. Well done De Gea and Rashford. The form team right now.
Let’s be realistic, it was only spurs, there are tougher challenges ahead (sarcasm)

6.) 14 Jan 2019 05:41:03
Matic was superb in the first half, cut out lots of attacks.
His ability on the ball is underrated.




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07 Jan 2019 18:37:39
He’s a massive fan yet he chose Arsenal over us, interesting.




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07 Jan 2019 18:37:39
He’s a massive fan yet he chose Arsenal over us, interesting.




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22 Nov 2018 22:31:51
There are a lot of people don’t rate Rashford and would be happy to see him sold. Yet Madrid and Juve must see something others don’t.




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14 Oct 2018 21:04:04
And if it happens I will find another club to support. Some things in life are more important than football.




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Of course you can Singh, Moeen has admitted it himself, his confidence was low and now it is high.





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21 Jan 2019 08:52:02
Red Man, you make a good point, I think it's starting to happen more and more. Was it Argentina in the World up who pretty much decided to ignore the manager completely?

I don't knoww what the answer is but I suspect very good motivational and man management skills would help.

Chelsea is is fascinating as he has chosen to call them out, it will be interesting to see how they react.




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20 Jan 2019 12:40:14
he had the chance to reflect on what happened at Chelsea and to a lesser degree at Madrid and think about if he perhaps needed to change or adapt in any way: it seems he didn't take that chance.

Singh, i am not excusing the players but I remember Scholes once threw his toys out of the pram. A good Manager understands how he needs to treat players to get the best out of them. Simply put, Jose was unable to get the best out of this group of players. All the other issues I listed were to highlight he deserved little sympathy, the bottom line is he did not get us playing attacking football, he had us languishing in 8th. As we are seeing now, if we have the ball and are attacking, it kind of stops the other team threatening.

I'm 100% with Ed, piece by piece Jose was dismantling everything we stand for. His press conferences were embarrassing, every time he opened his mouth I cringed. He deserves respect for what he has won, but he's been overtaken by a new breed who not only play football the right way, but are generally polite and engaging.

From the disagrees its clear we are pretty divided on this and its not always black and white. For me though, he should have never been allowed within 100 miles of our club.




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20 Jan 2019 13:20:53
I’m going to watch the Spurs game today, I smell an upset.




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20 Jan 2019 10:09:13
This was meant to be a reply to a post down the page, I must have clicked new post instead. There’s a thread down the page kind of defending him, I’m not having it.




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19 Jan 2019 22:32:41
Without wishing to be giddy, I think 3rd is on, Spurs have a month without a striker so that should be interesting.