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Where from: Northen Ireland, county Derry/Londonderry


Favourite player: Cristiano Ronaldo


Best team moment: Going to the stadium of light to see united vs Sunderland and witness the debut of adnan.


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16 Apr 2018 23:30:21
With Jose talking about players not showing consistency, does anyone think we may be about to see wholesale changes against bournemouth? Shaw might get a game. I'm seems with his comments about some players already not being considered for the spurs game that he's maybe ready to get rid of a few? I for one would love to see a couple of the younger lads included on Wednesday. After all he said a spectacular performance would keep a player in the team.

Do we think he's challenging the likes of pogba and Sanchez to prove they want to play in the big game to get more from them, or could we actually be surprised and see some of the younger lads? I know what option I'd go with.

Caolan_2

1.) 17 Apr 2018 07:05:52
I think it’s really interesting. The club needs to decide to back the current manager again or change manager. Unless there is a change of manager I doubt you’ll see Shaw next season. If he gets a game it will be to place him in the shop window.

Personally, I think Mourinho has done a good job. 6th to 2nd is progress. That said I am not a fan of Mourinho’s approach as a manager. I think he develops his CV more than players.


2.) 17 Apr 2018 09:45:14
I would seriously like to see a younger and explosive team for Bournemouth game. Give them a chance and see if they can handle the pressure. Forget the luxury of senior players except for key ones.
I’d rather the younger ones play attacking and pace than the slow overly careful game by some of the senior players. What’s to lose? At the worse we are still 2 point ahead of the scousers! The PL title is already lost so as long as we are in top 4 what the hell?
We need to identify which are the young players who can come into first team and what better opportunity to see how they perform? Maybe the senior players can learn a little from them?


3.) 17 Apr 2018 09:46:24
I think the club is backing Jose and a third season will see what he can really do. We’re not blind, the current back four is nowhere near good enough to win a title, so full back and centre halves are a priority as is an improved midfield. Matic cannot play effectively every single week and I’d love to see Martial paired with Lukaku up top with Sanchez supporting.


4.) 17 Apr 2018 20:49:25
Why would playing younger players make us more attacking? I think the managers tactics and instructions are as much the problem as anything.


5.) 18 Apr 2018 10:32:13
Stand, I tend to think the younger players are more eager to impress and tend to be more fearless.


6.) 18 Apr 2018 12:44:08
Personally I would be putting Gomes and Chong in the matchday squad, give them some starts. But I'm not manager.


7.) 18 Apr 2018 13:04:42
It's very easy to say @give the young players a go' when you are a fan, if JM played a load of kids, United got beat and ended up dropping below Liverpool/ Tottenham you'd see a load of stick for him.


8.) 18 Apr 2018 14:08:12
Steve I’m not so sure I agree. If anything it would show Jose buying into the clubs traditions and would save him with some fans imo. Plus the younger lads at the moment have some real ability.


9.) 18 Apr 2018 19:21:28
Caolan, don't worry. Jose would have that fearlessness knocked out of them, double quick.


10.) 18 Apr 2018 19:35:38
Yeah but Nou we might get a good 45 minutes out of them ;-)


11.) 19 Apr 2018 13:07:13
Why so much negativity towards Jose?
The team has improved on last year, enough to overtake all the teams that were ahead of us except City and there is nothing we can do about that, all Jose can do is continue to improve United.
As for young players McTimony has been introduced into the first team squad, Rashford has 40+ appearances (yes about half as sub but he's still very young) .


12.) 19 Apr 2018 15:42:01
LVG played loads of youngsters and we were terrible.


 

 

27 Dec 2017 22:49:42
Ed with the potential departure of Mkhitaryan this January, is it possible United could look to replace him with Özil. I know you have said there is interest there, I was wandering if there was the chance that this will develop into something more concrete in January?
Caolan.

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{Ed002's Note - probably not.}


1.) 27 Dec 2017 23:06:00
Thanks for the quick reply, much appreciated!


 

 

10 Dec 2017 18:38:20
Well lads here we are. Completely and utterly out classed. They came to Old Trafford and made us look very average. The one thing I must say we have failed massively in recruitment.

I'll explain, we are currently playing with Valencia and young in the full back areas, Whilst they have performed admirably, they're not good enough. City have Walker and when fit mendy, a massive upgrade.
We move into the midfield and I must say they're light years ahead. Pogba is world class, but he wouldn't have made a huge difference there. Our options are Pogba, Matic, Herrera, Fellaini and Carrick. You could maybe bring young mctominay into that list. City brought gundogan off the bench for heavens sake.
Forwards wise we are okay, but the midfield and defence needs a huge improvement of quality.

There's a lot of areas that need addressed and unfortunately it takes a game like that where ( and I hate to say this ) we play someone just a step up in class.
We aren't a million miles of, but we aren't as close as we think I'm aftaid.
Caolan.

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1.) 10 Dec 2017 19:15:49
Been saying the same for ages.


2.) 10 Dec 2017 20:13:05
Pogba is world class but wouldn't have made a difference. Ok then.


3.) 10 Dec 2017 21:58:34
Sorry FZZ but what I mean is one player in pogba would not have turned that game around and we would have won 3-0. Look at the squad depth of both sides, if De Bruyne is missing for city they have gundogan, the two silva’s. who do we have? Fellaini, Herrera or mctominay?


4.) 11 Dec 2017 02:28:50
To be fair, they were playing with a midfielder at left back, and he's done pretty well so far, apart from today's slip up.


 

 

26 Oct 2017 21:38:55
Ed001/ 002 if you're about, quick question.
What the hell is going on with Luke Shaw? Seeing so many reports and I've no clue what's happening. If either of you have any info at all it would be greatly appreciated!

Caolan_2

{Ed002's Note - The point has been reached where there needs to be a parting of the ways. As we have previously discussed Manchester United want to refresh the left back position and there remain the same two players they would like to bring in. That will allow Shaw to move on, and perhaps Darmian as well.}


1.) 27 Oct 2017 10:06:41
Has there been a breakdown in his relationship with the manager Ed? Thanks for your reply! I’ll take it the two left back targets are the same as the ones previously mentioned. Thanks again.

{Ed002's Note - This is not a gossip page.}


2.) 27 Oct 2017 10:32:04
Don't suppose anyone has an amazing memory and can remember who the two potential LB targets are please?!

{Ed002's Note - Aaron Martin and Danny Rose.}


3.) 27 Oct 2017 10:54:29
Whose the 2 left backs Ed, Rose and Aaron Martin? Would love Tierney, I don’t suppose he could be prized away Ed?

{Ed002's Note - The targets are as I have explained. Tierney right now is a firm target for another side but is best off where he is for now.}


4.) 27 Oct 2017 11:55:17
Sorry Ed I sent this before I saw the above post.


5.) 27 Oct 2017 14:08:15
Who are the two players, Rose and.? Sessegnon? Tierney?


6.) 27 Oct 2017 14:59:39
You joking panebello?


7.) 28 Oct 2017 09:40:40
Get rid. His attitude stinks.


8.) 28 Oct 2017 09:02:03
Thanks for info Ed002! ☺️.


9.) 30 Oct 2017 17:05:12
Maybe not Ed002 but it is a rumours page. You might not like to gossip but have you heard any rumours about why Shaw needs to move on?

{Ed002's Note - nationalenquirer.com or goatfarmer.com for the gossip - not here.}


10.) 31 Oct 2017 11:28:27
The fact that his own parents came out and said he needs to stop eating garbage food and take care of his weight issues says it all.


 

 

02 Jun 2017 13:53:41
A few rumours of semedo heading to Barcelona now.

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1.) 03 Jun 2017 13:41:53
I will be really disappointed if we miss out on Semedo. He looks like a great prospect and Valencia will turn 32 this summer. Semedo has great attacking ability down the flank.


 

 

 

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17 Jun 2018 02:01:39
Fellas, this post may not mean much. But I've been on this site since I was 16 years old, I'm now 21 moving in with my missus (god help me) .
Today's game just shows how far these pages have grown, yes people on here don't see eye to eye all the time, but I find it the best site on the Internet, and whilst I don't know anyone on here personally, I value each and every opinion.
Today's match, was just a start of how far these sites can grow, Benny baller, what you have helped put together is amazing. I hope this is an annual thing, and I'd have loved to have played but due to other commitments I couldn't.
Too all the Ed's and players, I'm proud of you all!
Caolán.

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14 Jun 2018 13:33:49
Guys has there been an official announcement on Fred or are we still waiting on the international clearance?

Caolan_2

1.) 14 Jun 2018 18:39:16
There’s an issue with Rod and Jane’s visas.


2.) 14 Jun 2018 19:57:49
Rwwd 👍.


 

 

14 Jun 2018 01:25:01
Definatley looks like tony is off now. He's chose to leave and yes we can blame Jose etc. But for me he's a great talent but that's it, shows in flashes how good he can be. Will he fulfil that potential? Who knows his attitude towards playing the game needs to improve, off the ball he made very few great runs, seems to sulk when he doesn't have the ball. Undoubtedly he's a talent but it'll be interesting to see exactly how he gets on away from Old Trafford. I can see similarities with Memphis, an extremely talented player but whether it's the league, the club, the expectation it just hasn't worked out.
I hope we don't go for a like for like replacement and let Rashford take over. I'd love pulisic for the right hand side and like ed said that's could be a consideration (thank you for the info Ed002!) .
Whilst Sanchez hasn't been great his desire has always been there, he's always worked hard for the team and himself. Martial needs to use that as an example to improve his all round game.
Good luck to him.
Caolán.

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1.) 14 Jun 2018 05:29:52
Caolan I don't think we pay Rooney mk.2 500k a week to just work hard, running around like a headless chicken is not and will never be a substitute for actual good performances. I would rather have someone actually attacks, beat their man, score goals and create chances rather than someone who does little of above but works hard otherwise.


2.) 14 Jun 2018 05:47:04
A lot of the same stuff about attitude came out when salah and de bruyne were sold.

Last season their attitude seemed fine to me.


3.) 14 Jun 2018 07:38:34
Its not like De bruyne and Salah left Chelsea last season, they made best decisions for their career, they went to clubs were would play regular. If martial wants to go, I don't see the problem of letting him, he has talent but won't fulfill it by sitting on the bench, these players and coaches are humuan, they will always make decisions which favours them and their career.

Players changes clubs, I don't the point of blaming Martial or Mourinho. At the end Martial wants out and doesn't agree a new contract. The clubs needs to make sure they get better deal when selling him and replace with someone better and who fits Mou needs.


4.) 14 Jun 2018 10:49:48
The club is bigger than the player or the manager for that matter. Martial has talent, however down the years there have been many players with talent who just don’t get to the level they should. Maybe if Martial goes to a lower level team or one that makes him the focal point, plays to him and his strengths they may get more out of him.

However for me his mental attitude isn’t right, he doesn’t make things happen, things happen around him. Great players turn situations and in 3 years he has rarely made things happen when it really mattered. Yes, some good goals, similar in nature right foot, slotted in low bottom right corner, but rarely has he grabbed a game and made it his.

Would I like him to stay, yes but on our terms, work on his mental side to improve overall but like in games when it isn’t going for him he doesn’t knuckle down, make that difference, instead he shrugs and wanders off. If when he goes at some point he will do something brilliant and his fans will coo but if we want to be at the top everyone has to contribute and mentality is a big part of that, Martial hasn’t shown the mentality of a winner.


5.) 14 Jun 2018 11:18:58
Csm I haven’t said Sanchez has been good or that his work rate makes up for that. But he has a great attitude towards playing the game, which I feel would benefit martial no end if he could develop when he doesn’t have the ball.


6.) 14 Jun 2018 15:14:59
Couldn't agree more with that red Man. Excellent post.


 

 

05 Jun 2018 20:06:28
Ed001 I saw your replies on the Liverpool site regarding concussions (I must say some of the opinions were a disgrace and i agree 100% with you. ) do you think the Head Injury Assessment currently being used in Rugby Union should be adopted into football? There is not enough done in football regarding concussions and as someone who suffered a few playing rugby, they're incredibly dangerous, and were one of the major decisions in me stopping.
For anyone not aware of a HIA, I believe a doctor can pull you from the game and you will carry out a 10 minute assessment where you achieve scores, which are compared to your normal scores (taken at the start of the season) and a decision based on the outcome determines whether you can return to the field. Whilst the test is done another player can take your place as a temporary sub, which is made permanent if you fail the test.
Should this system be brought into football? What do you guys think?

Caolán.

Caolan_2

{Ed001's Note - I think the system should be taken even further, but yes, something along those lines needs to arrive. People are laughing about it because of the result and the mistakes Karius made, but they should stop thinking about a game and realise someone's life was put at risk. Forget the result, that is irrelevant and we will never know whether the mistakes were down to the concussion or not, but that is not the point. The point is someone has had to be taken into hospital a few days later for something that could have killed him if it wasn't treated and it should have been picked up at the time. He clearly informs the ref he was elbowed in the face, plenty of social media discussion has gone on about whether Ramos did it on purpose or not, so why was he not checked out?

I think the rugby system is probably the best place to start. Get them off the pitch so no advantage can be gained, but allowing a replacement means there is no disadvantage either, so it gives a doctor time to be certain. With something as dangerous as this, we need to be certain.}


1.) 06 Jun 2018 09:15:17
Top post that Ed. Football is so corrupt its unbelievable . There is too much much control from the higher ups.


2.) 06 Jun 2018 09:33:45
Totally agree gents, HIA should be enforced. The risks of concussion are well known and HIA would be easy to implement.


3.) 06 Jun 2018 10:45:16
You see so many incidents with head on head collisions and it just makes you wonder how many concussions have gone unnoticed. They’re horrible things, and if anyone has ever suffered from one they’ll understand how scary they can be. It’s a big area which other sports are trying to tackle so why not football?

{Ed001's Note - because football is so tribal, even a serious head injury is just seen as a chance to have a dig at an opponent. Football is still light years behind other sports in every aspect of science, it is no surprise medical science is unable to get through to the teams. They are only concerned with results, so it comes down to strong regulatory bodies to deal with this and that should be the PFA. Where the hell are they on this issue? Why are they not jumping in to protect the safety of their members?}


4.) 06 Jun 2018 12:58:05
concussions are an area of sport in extremely passionate about. I suffered from 4 in a space of 14 months. The affects they can have on you are simply terrifying. It’s going to take something major like a death of a player to cause change. I have a feeling that in a few years it will come out the that governing bodies have covered up many different instances where concussions have taken place.
Return to play protocols should also be put in place on the game too, but I’m not sure if there’s even any guides in place?
I got stood down for 3 months before calling it a day with the rugby.

{Ed001's Note - I don't think people realise how serious they are to be honest.}


5.) 06 Jun 2018 13:11:11
Needs to be a massive change made ed. Hopefully some players come forward in support of karius as now is the best time with the topic being in the public eye.

{Ed001's Note - instead we get treated to Ramos basically admitting he must have elbowed Karius and treating it as a joke, while Courtois opens his mouth with more stupidity and the likes of Chris Sutton saying they should have never admitted he had concussion! Something seriously wrong in football when that is the reaction to such an injury.}


6.) 06 Jun 2018 14:19:53
How Chris Sutton is still a relevant name today in the game says it all. I’m not commenting on karius performance or the affects that the concussion may have had on his performance, but it’s ridiculous what some people are saying about the chap.
Toni Kroos said if he was concussed he should have brought himself off. all that says to me is that the players aren’t even educated on the subject. Would love there to be a study in top level football on concussions and changes to be made, and quick.


7.) 06 Jun 2018 14:56:34
Its so dangerous. You have to let the experts in this case doctors do an examination. It should be brought on. I fear it is going to take a serious incident, most likely a death on the pitch before football gets its house in order.


8.) 06 Jun 2018 15:44:35
My buddy over here in the US is the son of former Middlesbro' centre half Bill Gates, who is now suffering from the onset of dementia. There is currently a class action law suit in the works to address head issues former players are now experiencing later in life that he's been invited to participate in.

So watch out for that coming soon.

{Ed001's Note - I just don't get why the PFA do not do more.}


 

 

28 May 2018 20:34:55
Looks like Fabinho to liverpool.
we were linked a couple of days ago, wonder if we will rival the deal?

Caolan_2

1.) 28 May 2018 21:07:38
If we were going to, we left it too late. It’s a done deal.


2.) 28 May 2018 21:08:23
too late according to Sky- all done, joining 1st July subject to medical. - so 99,99% . you never know I suppose.


3.) 28 May 2018 21:09:29
We are always linked a couple of days before, then the story can be ‘club x signs Manchester United target’. Gets a bit old.


4.) 28 May 2018 21:10:07
And that’s that lol.
Fair play to them.


5.) 28 May 2018 21:11:58
Only reason I asked gds was we’ve been linked to him quite a bit in the past.


6.) 28 May 2018 21:16:22
Not as good as Milner . lol 😆😆.


7.) 28 May 2018 21:20:58
Great signing for them. A midfield of Keita Fabinho and potentially fekir is as good as anyone in Europe. They will be challenging on all fronts next year unfortunately.


8.) 28 May 2018 21:36:01
Loving all these club buying decent players and giving managers millions to spend . Going to be one hell of a battle for the title next season- 😆😆.


9.) 28 May 2018 22:24:48
I suppose time will tell it looks very good on paper .


10.) 28 May 2018 22:58:10
Sure, he was never that good anyway :)


11.) 28 May 2018 22:59:23
park they were supposed to be brilliant this season remind me what they won.


12.) 28 May 2018 23:50:53
Funnily enough dawz if they sign fekir and add him to Keita and Fabinho that’s a brand new midfield than the one this season. So your point is redundant.


13.) 29 May 2018 09:36:34
If they sign Fekir and a top class goalkeepers such as Allison to go along with Fabinho and Keira then they will have on paper massively improved the weak areas of their squad ahead of next season.

How well they do will depend on many things though. Such as do all the new players settle? Will their form translate to the EPL? How will what happened in the UCL final effect the team mentally? Will the new signings have a positive or negative effect on the current players? Will the good form of their key players be as good next season? Will teams be better prepared to counter Liverpool's strengths next season? How will injuries effect them next season? Will having a summer of international football have an effect on the high energy levels required to play Klopp's style of football?

And most of those questions are the same for every club this summer. Just signing players isn't enough, how they fit in, how the club develops them, how the team adapts and grows are more important than how highly the fans rate each signing.


14.) 29 May 2018 10:05:44
Spot on shappy. They are making the right strides though to improve. I am certain we will too. The only way is up for us tbh.


 

 

 

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11 Jun 2018 13:45:24
Would love to have played lads unfortunatley I’m moving house to ulverston that day. Hope yous get a good day and a great turnout!
Enjoy yourselves.

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05 Jun 2018 10:40:04
Dalot has 9 assists last season from what I read. If he did that in 6 games I’ll be very happy, but then again I read he’s played 26. How about we give him a chance, same with Fred. The messiah Guardiola wanted him in January, but now Mourinho gets him so I’m sure he’s now an underwhelming signing.

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19 May 2018 12:22:44
Seen a couple of people mention zanetti?

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13 May 2018 18:05:09
Rumours his missus went into labour.

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30 Apr 2018 00:45:51
My guess is Willian.

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20 Jun 2018 11:46:17
If someone wants to play in Ireland or the north of England I’d be game 😂.

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16 Jun 2018 01:42:22
Ronaldo off course isn’t the player he was when he won the balon d’or with us. But he’s ruthless, he’s no longer a winger, he’s and out and out striker for me. He still has pace, his ability to get off the ground is incredible, and he wins big games by himself with his goals. Build a team to play to him and he will still get 40 plus a season for the next 3-5 years. He is a physical freak.

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14 Jun 2018 11:18:58
Csm I haven’t said Sanchez has been good or that his work rate makes up for that. But he has a great attitude towards playing the game, which I feel would benefit martial no end if he could develop when he doesn’t have the ball.

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12 Jun 2018 11:02:49
Hi ed on paddy McCourt I remember watching him at the brandywell as a kid growing up and my god he was a talented footballer. But as you say he never fulfilled his potential, and he could have gone far in the game imo. Used to watch him beat 5 or 6 men and score a World is or else you wouldn’t know he was on the pitch. Very hot and cold.

Caolan_2

{Ed001's Note - he is one of the most talented players I have ever seen play, but he would be winded and done for 30 minutes after each run. Too many fags and too damn lazy to be any kind of example to kids other than what not to do.}


 

 

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11 Jun 2018 10:58:24
By all account javier ribalta is a strong addition to the scouting set up.

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