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16 Oct 2018 21:50:00
Reports that shaw could be putting pen to paper on a 5 year deal soon.

Are 8/ 9 games enough to earn that contract?

Or is just to keep his value high. Admittedly i am pleased he has started the season well when at times its looked his career at united could have over but am still not convinced he's the long term answer at the position.

DSG

1.) 17 Oct 2018 10:33:42
hes still very young and has been one of the positives this season

i would be happy with him signing a new 5 year deal.


2.) 17 Oct 2018 10:37:46
He's spent a good chunk of his time at the club injured or stuck in the reserves, so I think it's fair to give him a new contract after his recent spell of form. If in 3 years from now there is still no real improvement he will most likely be gone.


3.) 17 Oct 2018 12:10:02
He had a shakey first season when it could be said he was adapting to being at a club our size. He then went away and trained hard over the summer and at the start of his second season he was our best player until he got injured. He then struggled for a couple of years to fully over come the injury and deal with the change in management. He has up until now probably been our best player this season.

So I think it's clear the potential is still there and he can realise that here with us. Why let him leave, especially on the cheap. He is an England international and we need to keep good quality homegrown players especially when they can perform to level where they are regularly our best player.

We'd be stupid not to give him long term contract.


4.) 17 Oct 2018 13:58:59
The issue for me is, why have we let the contracs of so many players run down.


5.) 17 Oct 2018 14:11:52
Going to be a very good player.


6.) 17 Oct 2018 14:50:48
He's one of the ones we should be looking to extend along with Mata, Herrera and de Gea. The rest can go for free or buttons.


7.) 18 Oct 2018 18:35:38
Had a great season so far. He deserves a new contract imo. He has been doing and saying the right things all season. One of the few who is actully full of praise for the manager in fact. There has been a full turn around in his form and his confudence and he looks fit and raring to go. If he keeps his form and fitness it will be a big plus for the team.


 

 

11 Aug 2018 12:26:57
Manchester United academy graduates played a total of 253 minutes last night, that’s 200 minutes more than Manchester City graduates played all of last season, but Mourinho doesn’t play youth apparently.

DSG

1.) 11 Aug 2018 12:57:55
I hate city as much as any united fan but now it's just getting ridiculous. Pogba, Rashford come under our academy graduates. City has just started developing youth which they think should be capable of playing at the highest level. There are a couple who are very good and even played for them last season and didn't look out of place due to their style of play. They just bought a club in Spain where these players will play against the best and come back to be in the first team. Jose playing these guys yesterday was out of necessity.


2.) 11 Aug 2018 13:14:33
Nothing stopping guardiola signing micah richards and michael johnson back and playing them. I wouldn't have a problem with it lol.

Jose can't win can he, he plays youthful academy players but it not quite the correct variation of mystical magical youth player people want. Then he sticks to type and he's use accused of wanting to fill the team with experienced players over 30 and has no long term vision.


3.) 11 Aug 2018 14:48:04
OK with your powerful reply and the mention of Micah Richards you have managed to change my mind. Now I agree that Jose is a very youth oriented manager. I think we should adopt this style of play throughout our youth system so that there is a more seamless entry for our academy graduates into the first team. Can't wait to see chong playing at left back.


4.) 11 Aug 2018 16:20:25
Anyone really see city playing youth much this season?


5.) 12 Aug 2018 01:35:26
I think Foden might get a few games. I actually hipe he does as he is a special talent.


6.) 12 Aug 2018 05:24:35
Can't see Foden getting games.


7.) 12 Aug 2018 08:28:24
Foden might get a run of FA/ League Cup games. He looks a good player.


8.) 12 Aug 2018 11:05:55
He'll probably be at palace or Newcastle on 18 months.


 

 

27 Jun 2018 11:05:14
Looks like fellaini has agreed a new contract with the club until 2020.

I think this will go down well on the site lol.

DSG

1.) 27 Jun 2018 11:30:05
Absolutely devastated. Total shambles from the club. He's hawked himself around Europe got no good offers and we're going to get stuck with him. An injury prone squad player on far too much money that's going to affect other signings.


2.) 27 Jun 2018 12:15:28
Here's to another shambolic season. Thought we were moving forward signing Fred and Dalot. Then the news The useless plank Fellani is staying. Joke utter Joke. Well Jose won't have a leg to stand on when he gets sacked and it won't be long before he does . Keeping Fellani.


3.) 27 Jun 2018 13:07:14
Fellaini will not start a lot of games but Jose has shown he is happy to use him when needed. Useful sub.
I think already the signing of Fred will improve the style of play as I think he will fit next to Matic with Pogba further forward.
We have glaring issues at fullback and right wing, if this ensures the money is available to address those positions with top quality I'm in favour.


4.) 27 Jun 2018 13:46:06
Devastated? lol for god sake.


5.) 27 Jun 2018 14:59:13
Yes I've had to watch him shambling around the pitch for 5 years masquerading as a united player and genuinely thought that was over.


6.) 27 Jun 2018 15:24:42
There is no way he is first choice, he is a good option off the bench and has proven that since Jose came into the side.


7.) 27 Jun 2018 16:45:50
One more season of balls. looking for wig in when defence is tight to open. So Jose decided to open them with head ball rather beautiful football.
I'm personally wanted him to leave for good of our football style.

This also ends our need to bring another CM.


8.) 27 Jun 2018 23:29:16
Why does he have to be the option off the bench? Why does plan b have to be launch it?
Ole, teddy, Hernandez and the like were all options from the bench at times and they could all play. Last season Fellaini scored one winner against a very depleted arsenal side. It’s an awful decision to extend or actually worse still offer him a new deal. No one wanted him badly enough in. Free and that should say it all.

Another season of jose’s poor excuse for football coming up. What direction is this club going?


 

 

06 Jun 2018 10:12:36
Tottenham looking to start negotiations with us for martial.

Hope we put up as much of a fight as levy does when clubs go in for his players. I somehow doubt we will and hell end up going for a bargain price and well regret selling him for sure.

DSG

1.) 06 Jun 2018 12:40:36
How the conversation should go.
Levy - is martial for sale?
Woody - no
Levy - maybe Toby in a straight swap.

Woody - kiss my hairy meatballs. Its either 40m for Toby or its Shaw and 15m.

Levy - what about 50m for martial

Woody - are you talking about his wages or a transfer fee? In this market he is worth 70m easy and we don't want to sell so that's 110m for martial

Levy - We won't pay more than 50m for a player.

Woody - not my problem, 50m and Eriksen and we might talk. I'm busy conducting real business so no fannying around. You got till Monday, after that you're on call divert to my fax machine.


2.) 06 Jun 2018 12:46:50
Depends on if A) the player wants to go and B) if the club want to sell.

The club I imagine would prefer to sell abroad and the player would prefer a move to say juventus.


3.) 06 Jun 2018 13:58:37
He won’t be going to Spurs - although personally think it’s a good move for him.


4.) 06 Jun 2018 23:40:31
Wow how much do you value Shaw at lol.


5.) 06 Jun 2018 23:39:53
I may be wrong but seem to recall the Martial deal had milestone payments, one of which when he scored a certain number of goals we would have to pay a lump sum. I seem to recall reading he was one goal short of that milestone towards the end of the season. It may not impact contractually because if we sell I imagine there are other clauses to make up for it but there may still be a financial benefit to selling him before he scores it.

Overall Martial is too phlegmatic which spoils his talent, I don’t see where he would fit in the team at Spurs.


 

 

01 Jun 2018 12:37:16
Hi eds,

Do you know if united have offered david de gea a new contract on improved terms?

DSG

{Ed004's Note - Think they've been negotiating with him for a while. It would help if Madrid would sign a gk this season}


1.) 01 Jun 2018 13:12:51
With the rumours of Chelsea no longer looking to extended Courtois's contract and his child living in Madrid it sounds like there might be an outcome that keeps DDG at United for a few more years at least.

{Ed004's Note - That is exactly the scenario I am hoping for.}


2.) 01 Jun 2018 16:24:34
Interesting that Calderon ex Madrid president is mouthing off saying Perez and ZZ were constanty at odds. one of the problems is that Perez wanted rid of Navas and wanted ZZ to buy the keeper from Bilbao . whoever he is? according to the express/ star / sun .


 

 

 

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26 Sep 2018 19:58:50
Just out of curiosity what do posters think should be done regarding the pogba mourinho situation?

1.) Keep Pogba, Sack Jose (in the hope pogba settles under a new manager) .

2.) Sell Pogba, Back Jose (in the hope mourinho can build a side in his own image with the money) .

3.) Sell Pogba, Sack Jose (fresh start under new manager and rid of a player who would prefer not to be here) .

4.) Keep Pogba, Back Jose (in the hope they can patch things up and we can find form again) .

Personally i don't see 2 and 4 as viable options.

DSG

1.) 26 Sep 2018 20:35:26
Bring back Michael Knighton to do a few kick ups or peeping tom Martin Edwards, it certainly needs shaking up.


2.) 26 Sep 2018 20:39:26
Neither really want to be here anyway, so 3 is the only real choice. Backing any player over a manager sets a very dangerous precedent - irrespective of what you think of that manager. Pogba is as good as gone already, so 1 and 4 are out of the equation. Jose clearly does not have the full backing of club management, sonthat also seems an obvious choice.

Get rid of both and start afresh. That would be best all round - but that is a big decision and needs to be taken with a long term view of genuinely rebuilding something that is clearly broken. The fans need to accept this for what it is. The 'demands' for instant success are what is undermining the club now. Mourinho is clearly not the man to rebuild the team, but let's not forget that this is not properly Jose's team.

Putting tactics and playing style aside, he managing a team of players assembled by 4 different managers, each of which had, or has a different philosophy, for want of a better word.

Whoever comes in next will want to continue their way, and that will including shipping some out and bringing new in - and that will inevitably take time.


3.) 26 Sep 2018 20:44:00
If the club do anything other than back the manager over the player it sends out a terrible decisive message. A star player can run the club how he wants. It cannot be allowed to happen. The club have to back the manager right now.


4.) 26 Sep 2018 20:44:53
Get rid of both and start a new. There is no guarantee pogba will suddenly become the world class talent his price tag suggests. He is very very gifted but his understanding and application of the game is appalling at times. When he is on song he is a joy to watch. But he holds onto the hall too much and tries to cruyff turn in ridiculous areas of the pitch. The wolves goal was his fault because he was pissing about with the ball in the centre circle. He should have been busting a gut to get back and remedy his mistake. Instead he casually jogged. It seems disgraceful to be honest. You can have all the talent in the world but if you can’t do the basics right and lack the work rate, then you will never be the best.

On Jose, I do believe if he was FULLY backed then he has a tried and tested way of success. I’m NOT saying he hasn’t been backed, because he has spent a huge amount and he is not getting a tube out of his own signings. That is unacceptable. But the signings of Alderweireld, perisic and Willian would have made so much difference to this side. Add perhaps a back up striker like perisic and you have a team to challenge.

Question is if the board aren’t willing to back him to the hilt, why offer him the new contract? They knew what they were getting with Jose, i.e a short term fix, then they should have understood all the baggage that comes with him. Now we have a key player who is publicly slating the manager, doesn’t want to be here and was signed for commercial reasons. We have a manager who again doesn’t not want to be here and is peeved off that he has not got what he wants. This is a recipe for disaster. The club need to cut their losses and avoid any further embarrassment and trouble that this will cause. It’s an utter shambles. Not sure where we go from here to be honest with you.


5.) 26 Sep 2018 20:50:03
Shag Pogba, avoid Jose, marry Blind.


6.) 26 Sep 2018 21:01:30
Tony epulf agree with the blind choice 🙂.


7.) 26 Sep 2018 21:03:28
Haha brilliant Danny.


8.) 26 Sep 2018 22:02:05
I really want to see the back of both of them now, leaving the game disappointed I can handle almost but these two clowns embarrassing themselves and more importantly embarrassing the club i can’t handle anymore. The should both be ashamed of themselves and remember which club they are representing.


9.) 26 Sep 2018 22:03:15
*Tony would agree.

(Stupid fingers)


10.) 26 Sep 2018 22:41:28
i can't see Mourinho beyond this season as Man Utd manager. Dude knows how to plan an exit!


 

 

26 Sep 2018 10:15:00
“When jones stepped up i knew we were in trouble”

Great motivational words there by jose, should do his confidence the world of good.

DSG

1.) 26 Sep 2018 10:26:12
not really got to do with his 'quality' (which he severely lacks) but his body language, looked scared when he was walking towards the box.


2.) 26 Sep 2018 10:32:55
He doubled down as well repeating the slating within the same interview! Also contradicted himself trying to pick a fight with the interviewer who basically summarised correctly what Jose had said just moments before, about him being disappointed with the attitude and performance of his players.

He is trying his best to look like he has control and everyone is friendly and all is well in the changing room, but by doing so he is blatantly lying. So he is getting caught out then throwing tantrums and repeating unintended criticisms about his players, to protect himself and to achieve the ultimate objective of portraying 'control'.

I have no doubt he didn't want to dig out Jones but he was too focused on trying to lie about the Pogba situation and trying to downplay the defeat. It's somebody talking that is not 100% focused, it's hard to lie if you are an intelligent person and the lie you MUST tell is so transparent. He seems all over the place and sadly this is reflected in our performances and the players attitude. Poor leadership is to blame for all of this.

he hadn't even thought through his reply about the captaincy issue, he looked at it from the point of 'I gave it, so I can take away', the world doesn't work like that Jose, makes sense logically, but it shows you made a mistake and you can't simply say it because of the ramifications. MESS.


3.) 26 Sep 2018 11:39:43
This current situation is a mess, get someone young, hungry and with a modern footy brain ideas, i think Howe would be a great appoinment but not many here want to give him a chance, according to one of the eds the club might be looking at Allardyce ( i still don't understand how or why they would be even contemplating the idea) get Howe in, Pogba, Sanchez out. These are mercenaries. Bring players who want to play for the club. I'd rather see our young kids out there than this bunch of clowns. How the heck are we getting so many lucrative deals? I don't understand, we play horrendous footy and its been a long time already. The people in charge are doing a bad job. Why Ferguson picked Moyes is beyond me, our debacle started there.


4.) 26 Sep 2018 12:03:03
When Jones stepped I knew we was in trouble too.


5.) 26 Sep 2018 12:11:57
I'd give Howe my full backing. I imagine most Utd fans would as well.

We've gone down the route of 'born winners' who are now 'retiring boring losers', so a young, intelligent, passionate manager would be right up my street. Doing very good things with some very average players.


6.) 26 Sep 2018 12:49:57
Tbh I felt the same. I thought he'd miss.


7.) 26 Sep 2018 14:42:26
Jones would trip over before dating a hot blonde let alone putting the ball in the back of the net.


8.) 26 Sep 2018 15:28:20
Moyes was doing some very good things with very average players too.
I am not comparing moyes with Howe directly as we all know Howe plays a much better brand of football.
Maybe keep in mind how it was said that Moyes did not have the backing of the players at United as he was not a big enough name and how some people also said we would never have made the big signings under Moyes either as he these multi-million players wouldn't respect him.


9.) 26 Sep 2018 18:43:48
Imo Moyes didn't do anything good at everton nor at any other club he has been after that. He is just a horrible manager who at everton had a couple of decent players to not make him look incompetent (because that's what he has looked at any of the others clubs he has manage) Howe on the other hand has a more aggressive way to play footy and he is doing it with some very average players, just my 2 cents. Conte, Luis Enrique, Guardiola got their chance without doing much so why don't we give Howe a chance? Instead of another primitive minded manager like Allardyce? If we are going to compete domestically from now on we have to beat Klopp and Guardiola's way to see and play footy. Its as simple as that and we are really falling behind.


 

 

16 Sep 2018 12:25:59
I know this might be match of the day fever or flavour of the month thinking but in january would we have been better off in terms of squad balance signing giroud instead of alexis sanchez.

Would have left two very talented young players to continue developing in their favoured position.

Also its would have given us an alternative to lukaku in terms of his presence and what giroud lacks in pace and power he makes up for in link up play and technique.

We know mourinho was in the market for a back up to lukaku and i can't think of a better fit for that role than giroud, maybe mandzukic but he seems to have a first team role at juve now.

DSG

1.) 16 Sep 2018 14:26:05
If someone had suggested this in January then people would have lost their mind. At that moment, instead of going in for a world class pacey winger who can play across the front 3, we would have been going in for one more player to play hoof ball to. Sanchez would have joined City and would have definitely been successful under Pep. And we would all be criticizing Jose, owners and Woodward.
Now I would take Fat Anderson over Sanchez.


2.) 16 Sep 2018 17:35:29
2 talented? One of them i guess (though i have my doubts) is Rashford. Who is the other one? That cry baby?


 

 

09 Sep 2018 09:33:20
Does the signing of alexis sanchez go down as the one of the worst signings since fergie retired?

Its put the noses out of joint of two of our most exciting players, martial and rashford.

Also all of these rumours of pogba (our best player up to that point last season) being unhappy seem to have stemmed from after the january transfer window when sanchez arrived and became our highest paid player.

Also i am sure his signing ate into the budget allocated to signing another forward, a right winger, which made jose mourinho furious with our summer transfer window.

Nothing against sanchez personally, it could have been any player signed to be our third first choice left winger, but martial, rashford, pogba and mourinho seemed much more content before he joined and i don't think its a coincidence.

DSG

{Ed002's Note - The problem the club faced in January was an FFP issue related to wages.}


1.) 09 Sep 2018 10:32:26
Or maybe Pogba just doesn't want to be at Utd. We were never his preferred choice. You can't blame Alexis for Pogba trying to flick a simple 5 yard pass and loosing the ball. Martial struts around like he owns the place. The only player i feel sorry for and most affected by Alexis arrival is Rashford because he always puts a shift in, whether or not he is good enough is another matter.
I wouldn't be half arsed if Pogba leaves, if he is benched for the entire season or if he plays for the U18s. He obviously isn't very keen on playing to his best for us.


2.) 09 Sep 2018 11:53:51
Sanchez is a top quality player, we don’t play very expansive usually so his qualities are stunted somewhat in this style. If we played more attacking his qualities would show more and more. I don’t get the he’s taking a place of Rashford or Martial argument at all, neither of those two gentlemen have taken their opportunities when they’ve been given them, you could argue our style also does not quite suit Rashford or Martial.
My opinion on Pogba is well known, he is overhyped and not that good, I honestly think regardless of system we won’t see this supposed world class player come out. I think myself and a few others have said that Herrera, McTominay give more in this shirt than Pogba ever has and I’d rather see Ander in the lineup ahead of him. Sure he’s a big name but it’s a team game, not all about big names.


3.) 09 Sep 2018 12:50:13
I think the signing of Sanchez was popular when it was made he had shown in his time at arsenal he could be a game changer and hopefully he would be a special player for us maybe similar for us as kdb at city or hazard at Chelsea
I can't blame Jose for just how bad his first 6 month have been, there's new tactics and new team mates but in many games that duznt explain being unable to make the simplest of passes.
Lots of people cast their minds back to the first half of the season where rash and martial alternated the left side attacking role and between them were matching goal numbers from the likes of sane and mane in the same position from our rivals . The right hand side just didn't compare tho with others like Salah and Stirling .
The goals then dried up from the left when Sanchez arrived and he played so infield he occupied our left central midfielder pogbas space .
If we were already productive from the left and so far behind on the right and given the fact Sanchez plays so infield anyway then a switch to the right makes sense to me while we wait for him to find form . I'd be surprised if our numbers from the left didn't increase and what's to lose we don't get much from the right anyway .


4.) 09 Sep 2018 13:26:32
Our football or tactics have little to do with why sanchez is so bad, sanchez has played nearly 20 or so games for utd now, how many times has he beaten a man while dribbling or even out ran a fb when chasing a ball? we have bought the arsenal version of wayne rooney. He runs around a lot, doesn't have the greatest first touch and has lost the burst of pace that made him the player he was. Only difference is we paid the orignal one 300k, we pay this one 500k. With the added bonus of stunting the growth of our 2 young forwards and helping destablize our 100mn mf.


5.) 09 Sep 2018 18:46:40
Rash is a striker so RedRom is in his way, rash hasn’t done in enough to displace him, Martial has an attitude problem that’s why he’s not a player to play ahead of a commuted player, it’s just a myth this stunted growth nonsense, as for pogba, you can’t blame Sanchez for destabilising him, he’s a supposed world class player, fact is Pogba isn’t that good.


 

 

28 Aug 2018 09:51:10
23 shots yesterday and on the whole a more attacking performance yesterday.

Are the people who said theyd be happy if we lost but played attacking football satisfied?

DSG

1.) 28 Aug 2018 10:29:17
It was better than the first two games, so happier. But the performance couldn't really be described as 'attacking' could it?

Going from 10% attacking intent to 25% is improvement, but it's not what you'd expect from Utd going forward, nowhere close.


2.) 28 Aug 2018 10:42:23
I think Mourinho set up the team brilliantly and it's the players who have let him down, again, just as they did last week.

Lukaku missed a sitter yesterday, his goal could have totally turned the game around, just like he did last week against Brighton, although last night was easier than 8 days ago.

Another player who doesn't deserve to wear the jersey anymore is Paul Pogba, his inability to play simple football is mind-numbing. He wants out, sell him. We wanted him back, he doesn't want to be here. I think it'll be fair to him and the club if he was to leave now.

I think Matic looked off yesterday, maybe because he isn't match fit, maybe Andreas should have started yesterday.

Anyway, I don't fault Mou in either of the losses, it's the players who seem to be doing a really good job of making Mourinho looking worse that what he actually is.


3.) 28 Aug 2018 10:46:36
i don't think you can call that performance attacking.

we were running round like headless chickens, didn't have a clue what to do when we got in the final third, countless times the crossing was poor again

the first 5 minutes we were pressing trying to play the ball quick,

but after the lukaku miss we were poor yet again.

the only players looking like they gave a damn, were shaw and lingard, and to be fair to fred at least he was trying.

our big game players were missing yet again.

we can all give jose the blame but again the players were below par. mistake after mistake, i don't even think we made 5 passes before losing the ball.

already we have a mountain to climb, burnley away is a must win. top 4 is going to be a struggle already.

the players need to wake up.


4.) 28 Aug 2018 10:51:45
Raghav - There is more to management than picking a team and watching them for 90 minutes. He is meant to be preparing the players, physically and mentally - we look unprepared. Yes the players should man up, but they reflect the manager. We seemed to use up all our energy in 45 minuts, which is bad fitness and game management. Heads dropped at the Kane goal as well.

The manager is more responsible than the players as he picks them, tells them what he wants them to do and prepares them for this. One or two players have an 'off day' for other teams, but for us it's 2 or 3 players have a decent day, the rest don't turn up almost every week. BIG problem.

Remember the numerous chances Alli had, in fact Lindelof gifted Alli the virtual same chance Rose gifted Lukaku - Spurs were just as guilty of missing great chances as well.

I wouldn't want to work under Jose, we only see glimpses of what he is like, but if he is like this in public then it must be horrible being managed by him if you are on or close to his ever expanding 'naughty list'. He has lost the players imo, just like at Chelsea.


5.) 28 Aug 2018 11:16:24
I think it’s completely Jose’s fault yesterday. Spurs missed some sitters too, plus should of had a pen.

In order to make a point about how the club didn’t back him in the transfer market, he dropped the two cbs from the first two games (one from the squad entirely), and played a midfielder in defence. Our defenders have zero confidence because the manager has repeatedly intimated that they are not good enough. We were left with a back 3 that have never played together in a game against one of the best attacking sides in the league. The first half was a mess with both sides making mistakes, and generally looking like a bunch of nervous kids. Second half Spurs came out and dominated. Jose’s response when 2 nil down was, as usual, to bring on Fellaini and lump it up the field.

So we played with slightly more attacking intent, but got hammered. It all looks like his final half season with Chelsea. Jose lashing out at players, a disjointed team, and confidence shot throughout.


6.) 28 Aug 2018 11:29:13
Wondered when this would appear. Simple answer, yes. Would you not prefer a little bit more urgency, compared to that insipid performance last week. However, I'll say again. Playing good football and winning, don't have to be mutually exclusive. And one usually follows on from the other.


7.) 28 Aug 2018 12:06:11
I suppose there is that way of looking at it as well Danny your point is not lost on me despite my more optimistic posts this morning.


8.) 28 Aug 2018 12:07:40
One word answer : Yes.
A step in the right direction.
Detail:
1.Defence needs addressing - I think most agree. I do not think recent
signings have improved us so far - these are José's signing that he must take responsibility for. Until this is properly sorted, bad as they can be Smalling and Jones have to stay.
2. We did everything better except put the ball in the net. Story of the last few years. I know we have multiple attacking options but we desperately need a competent goalpoacher.
3.Fred is not a finisher, at least on the right.
4 Lindeloff? Is this the same as the WC Swedish International or a twin brother?


9.) 28 Aug 2018 12:36:06
That’s the issue DW, players like Lindeloff are capable of playing much better than they do for us. For me this is an issue of confidence. Our cbs have spent the last two months listening to the manager publicly state that they are not good enough, this has a knock on effect, and decisivness is replaced by second guessing - the worst thing for a defender. Look at the difference in Shaw’s game now that Jose isn’t criticising him after every game. At a certain point it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy - the more the manager criticises/ blames the cbs, the less likely they are to play to their best.


10.) 28 Aug 2018 13:27:12
I think danny makes a really good point.


 

 

 

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05 Oct 2018 22:59:36
Can any of the eds confirm if this is the case that mourinho will be sacked after the game tomorrow?

DSG

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16 Aug 2018 14:49:14
If there is one player we should get rid of its alexis sanchez, we haven't played well since he joined.

DSG

 

 

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11 Aug 2018 13:14:33
Nothing stopping guardiola signing micah richards and michael johnson back and playing them. I wouldn't have a problem with it lol.

Jose can't win can he, he plays youthful academy players but it not quite the correct variation of mystical magical youth player people want. Then he sticks to type and he's use accused of wanting to fill the team with experienced players over 30 and has no long term vision.

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23 Jul 2018 21:36:52
Walk away without a payoff? Rightfully no way he'd do that.

If mourinho is really that upset, no reason why they can't come to a mutual agreement and a stopgap manager put in charge till next season.

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17 Jul 2018 09:36:47
If Mourinho is going to be that unhappy with the situation i hope both parties come to some sort of mutual termination before the season starts.

Better that than mourinho sulking for the first half in the season and the club has to end up sacking him.

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13 Oct 2018 14:21:24
WRD its not really a debate, it either happened or it didnt.

I struggle to believe that i have complained about the quality of pies and hot dogs inside the ground and the club haven't done anything about it for years.

Yet at some point during 2016 i sent a tweet out or placed a message on this forum saying LVG should be sacked and the club followed through on it hook line and sinker because a lot of people did it.

Doesnt really make sense.

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13 Oct 2018 13:33:25
Still amazed the club were cyberbullied into changing some hard thought well laid out managerial plans.

Surely they should have thicker skin.

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12 Oct 2018 09:54:09
Yh him and smalling at the back should be a good partnership.

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10 Oct 2018 13:47:58
Ken i would agree with you about sticking with the manager and letting him make these long term decisions but is that really sensible when considering mourinhos unstable situation.

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09 Oct 2018 15:34:27
wouldnt mind seeing the 4-4-2 formation at old trafford.

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