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09 Aug 2018 12:08:27
Late double deal for Toby and Danny Rose?

Eric79

1.) 09 Aug 2018 12:47:17
Yeh there having there medical as we speak.


2.) 09 Aug 2018 13:01:57
And they are also giving Alli on a season long loan with option to sign for 20m.


3.) 09 Aug 2018 13:18:49
No chance of levy strengthening a top four rival with one player ket alone two.


4.) 09 Aug 2018 13:42:06
Sailor, clean your ears out. We were offered the tea lady Sally on a loan deal. Woodward is considering as she marketed along with our new bootlace sponsor who are PG Tips.


 

 

29 May 2018 19:00:53
Anyone know anything about Diogo Dallot who we are apparently signing? Young Porto right back. His wiki page already updated as a Man Utd player.

Personally never heard of him and I'd prefer we go for his brother Win.

Thank you I'm here all week.

Eric79

1.) 29 May 2018 19:18:33
His wiki page says he's a right arm cricketer and his current team is man city 😂.


2.) 29 May 2018 19:18:41
Boom Boom Eric 79! I think his brother Win has signed for Huddersfield, or at least I heard he was in talks with the terriers.


3.) 29 May 2018 20:53:54
Win Dallot? I've heard he can turn on the gas.


 

 

29 May 2018 13:42:47
Emre Can on a free anyone?

Eric79

1.) 29 May 2018 13:50:44
Can he cook and clean? If so send him my way.


2.) 29 May 2018 13:57:43
Juve have him pretty much wrapped up. Wouldn't say no mind think he is a very good player. Will flourish at Juve.

Haha FZZ brilliant.


 

 

21 Jun 2017 08:11:39
Hi EDs,

Any truth in the Darmian to Juventus rumours?

Don't know about anyone else, but if he's good enough for them he's certainly good enough for us unless he really desires a move back to Italy.

Eric79

{Ed002's Note - Yes - this is quite old news. Inter were also keen but since January Juventus have been planning on him.}


1.) 21 Jun 2017 08:25:03
Thanks Ed very interesting. I suppose if, as you say, we are looking to Semedo too he will be surplus to requirements.

{Ed002's Note - Yes Eric - he is not wanted.}


2.) 21 Jun 2017 09:26:41
Darmian isn't suited to the EPL. He offers very little going forward and is very slow. Serie A is much more suited to his style of play.


3.) 21 Jun 2017 09:55:45
Tend to agree with you Wazza. Good move for Darmian though as he gets a return to Turin and to a great club.


4.) 22 Jun 2017 01:42:53
While I'm fine with darmian moving on, I hope it doesn't blur the fact that he was a decent player for us. Strong defensively, perhaps a little too cautious going forward, but he always put in a good shift, willing to play on either flank, and was by no means a failure at united. If he was willing to be a role player behind legit elite fbs, I'd be fine keeping him. If he does move on, I for one will have positive memories and gratitude to the player. He's done the united shirt proud.


 

 

30 Jan 2017 08:19:30
Hi all. Amy info on where Young may be off to please?

Eric79

{Ed002's Note - Nope.}


1.) 30 Jan 2017 11:20:36
"I am waiting for January 31 to know what is going on. I am not happy if he leaves, but he is the only player that I am informed has a possibility of leaving.

"That is why he didn't play and I gave chances to other people, because I don't know if he is going to stay. If I could choose, definitely yes he would stay with us. "jose on young


2.) 30 Jan 2017 15:57:22
I think he might go to Sunderland


3.) 30 Jan 2017 19:57:09
back to watford maybe


 

 

 

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30 Sep 2018 20:54:44
Maybe Rui Faria leaving was a bigger deal than we thought?

Eric79

1.) 30 Sep 2018 21:07:28
Had no bearing, Jose falls out with people simple as that.


2.) 30 Sep 2018 22:16:45
So you’re saying his assistant had no influence whatsoever? Why are they there then? Since Faria left our Defence has deteriorated and our football is even worse. Must be a coincidence.


3.) 01 Oct 2018 09:08:44
Not sure I said that or do you struggle with reading?


4.) 01 Oct 2018 09:11:42
Jose has a habit of eventually self destructing, especially in his third season at a club.

However, the loss of his assistant, a man who has been with him practically his entire career will obviously have been a blow to him. Faria was Jose's closest confident. His sounding board. The man to bridge the gap between the manager and the players. With him gone and replaced by Carrick, a man who for obvious reasons will be far closer attached to the players than the manager, that will obviously loosen Jose's grip on the dressing room.

Which in my opinion has probably hastened the creation of the rift between the manager and a section of the players.


 

 

28 Sep 2018 23:00:23
The circus has truly descended on our club, all brought about by Mourinho.

Let's be honest, we all thought he would change his ways somehow and embrace Utd. He hasn't at all, our football has been dire for 5+ years (prior to Jose joining and we have seen no improvement since) and we may as well write off this season too.

I'll say it again, how much worse off could we be with a strong DoF and Giggs or young attacking manager in charge who understand what we want to see and embrace the old club ethos.

This was always a marriage of convenience for both parties where neither will admit it's not working and time to move on.

Eric79

1.) 29 Sep 2018 09:29:56
I wouldn’t all the blame at Jose’s door, sure he’s said and one things you cringe at but again why is anybody surprised, Ed Woodward, the club, the fans all knew what we was getting in JM, we know he’s chequebook manager, we know he won’t stand for certain players and attitudes so why are we shocked. The players need to take a lot of responsibility, is very easy to lay the blame on Jose but out on that pitch, the missed chances, the poor passing, the lack of effort, that’s on the players. Embarrassing comments like that from Paul Place is on him. I have been a staunch defender of Jose or more not repeatedly sacking managers but things cannot continue as they are, I think that we all agree we are not going to win the PL or CL and is an FA cup run/ win enough? Prob not, either way I see this as Jose final season anyway, I just hope when the next manager comes in, when we are in rebuild again and results don’t go our way every time which they naturally won’t in times of upheaval, that we as fans have more patience, I don’t want to see in 2 years another managers head being called for. Hopefully we have someone who embraces our traditions and way of playing, that our identity is back and not we can accept poorer results ulif we can see an end product coming. Maybe Giggs as manager wouldn’t have been such a bad idea after all, I do think ex players should be somewhere in the set up going forward. Anyway, West Ham away, a fixture we should win, I’d hate to think of the apathy if we are defeated today.


2.) 29 Sep 2018 10:58:06
Welsh, I doubt you will see apathy if we lose, just more mad hysteria. Eric, we didn’t all think he would change, many of us called out the likely challenges and a couple are plain for all to see.

The football is safety first. Jose will say he doesn’t have the plate s he wants but he isn’t playing some of the ones he bought. He is pragmatic, whoever we buy I doubt we will see swashbuckling football.

The meltdown at Chelsea was never properly explained but it was clear he had lost the dressing room. I have no idea how things are in our dressing ro but the continual undermining of players isn’t helpful.

However, we need to detach Pogba from this debate as this is a completely separate issue. PP is a social
media tart whose reputation currently massively outweighs his contributions. Signing Pogba was a mistake on the football club not. It I am sure Woody loves the commercial aspects.

Back to Jose, if he has a plan then I’m not seeing it. We’ve bought a swashbuckling CF who hardly gets a kick, we bought PP but play him in a different position, it’s clear he has no trust in the CBS, 2 of whom he bought. I think he looks lost right now and who knows where that will go.


3.) 29 Sep 2018 11:01:57
I despair of the continued calls for Giggs, he has become this mythical creature to some that will solve the issue. He has no experience bar four games and had much publicised personal issues in the press that I think the board may feel is not going to be helpful as the Manager. The only thing in his favour is if we appointed a DOF and the role became coach at which point the structure and back room staff remain but the coach is transitional far more than a manager. It would in effect move the club away from a stable long term manager, to more of a Barcelona model. Even so in the mess we are in inexperience is very very high risk right now and I doubt Giggs is in their thoughts. Giggs needs to manage a Newcastle and show he can make it work before we trust him. I said all this years ago on here and maintain that.

In terms of blame, easy to point fingers at the manager and he is accountable but a lot of responsibility lies with the players. Forming cliques, stamping their feet, not putting 100% in and behaving unprofessionally is unacceptable. They need to produce and start showing they deserve to wear the shirt and they should be sold if they don’t.

{Ed001's Note - you do realise Giggs has been managing Wales for a while right? I think he has 5 games under his belt in charge of them to add to his 4 at United now. I don't think he needs to go to Newcastle just yet, I am sure he is fine where he is for now.}


4.) 29 Sep 2018 11:27:45
Ed001

Yes, I think he seems to be doing a decent job with Wales, but 9 games in total is not a CV that should impress United under its present set up. I agree it is not yet time for a Newcastle, that should be at some point in the future. It has to be said that Lampard and Gerrard are presently showing the way and perhaps showing Giggs the way. I wonder why such clubs didn’t take a chance with Giggs?

{Ed001's Note - because his wage demands were out of reach.}


5.) 29 Sep 2018 12:05:19
Thanks Ed, very short sighted of him in my opinion.

{Ed001's Note - he believes he deserves a certain wage level because of who he is and what he would bring to the club, in terms of players wanting to sign, sponsors wanting to give money etc. I think you are right as well and he certainly lowered his demands when he took the Wales job.}


 

 

04 Sep 2018 10:27:29
A quick question on Andreas Pereira. lot of chat on how he should have started etc over an experienced and quality Belgian international. What is his actual best position?

Eric79

1.) 04 Sep 2018 11:04:56
No idea. Has played dm, cm, am and on the wing. Probably in a cm two, similar to Fred.


2.) 04 Sep 2018 11:45:50
He has many different talents which makes him suitable for several positions. He is creative with excellent vision, his passing and technique are also top notch. He has good pace and is a very good dribbler. He also works very hard for the team. His weaker areas are he isn't the strongest, nor the best tackler and he isn't going to win many headers.

From this you could say he would fit in to any offensive/ creative role in a team. He will work hard defensively but will likely come off worst against the top players or even players more physically blessed (taller, stronger, faster) than he is.

He could play in either a No.8 or No.10 or out wide. He can play as a No.6 as we have seen. However, I feel he would only do well in that role as part of a 3 man midfield and only against teams that aren't going to ask too much of him from a defensive stand point.

He could do very well as a No.8, which is where I see him finally settling on as his best position. The problem for him is we currently have Pogba, Fred, Herrera, Fellaini and McTominay who are all probably best suited to the No.8 role.

So he will have to either make himself undropable when given a chance in that role or claim another position as his own.


3.) 04 Sep 2018 13:32:39
Shappy,

Or leave, which I feel is more likely.


4.) 04 Sep 2018 14:05:59
Thanks Shappy very thorough and makes sense. Let’s be honest, Pogba will be off sooner rather than later so he will get chances.

{Ed002's Note - I expect Ander Herrera to also leave in the club.


5.) 04 Sep 2018 14:32:03
GDS, I think he will likely leave next summer unless he can nail down a regular role this year. With the players he has ahead of him, and our current managers preferences/ style I can't see him becoming a regular this year. So I too expect he will leave.

Eric, Pogba does look destined to leave at some point, be that January, next summer or possibly not until 2020 or later.

The manager, the club and the player are all happy for him to leave, however, money is the key sticking point. He will stay until the right offer comes in or until the club become desperate to cut their losses. However, if at some point this season we end up getting a new manager, I would expect he would have a say on whether Pogba leaves. Maybe he will indulge him, maybe he'll build his side around him. There are too many if, buts and maybes at the moment to tell for sure. However, I doubt he'll be here next season.

Ed002, that would be a shame. I like Herrera, great professional who seems to get the club and understands what the club is about. He is also a great player who can contribute well to the side. However, if I'm honest Fred is a similar kind of player who the club have just invested in. What clubs are currently interested in Herrera?


6.) 04 Sep 2018 14:32:03
GDS, I think he will likely leave next summer unless he can nail down a regular role this year. With the players he has ahead of him, and our current managers preferences/ style I can't see him becoming a regular this year. So I too expect he will leave.

Eric, Pogba does look destined to leave at some point, be that January, next summer or possibly not until 2020 or later.

The manager, the club and the player are all happy for him to leave, however, money is the key sticking point. He will stay until the right offer comes in or until the club become desperate to cut their losses. However, if at some point this season we end up getting a new manager, I would expect he would have a say on whether Pogba leaves. Maybe he will indulge him, maybe he'll build his side around him. There are too many if, buts and maybes at the moment to tell for sure. However, I doubt he'll be here next season.

Ed002, that would be a shame. I like Herrera, great professional who seems to get the club and understands what the club is about. He is also a great player who can contribute well to the side. However, if I'm honest Fred is a similar kind of player who the club have just invested in. What clubs are currently interested in Herrera?

{Ed002's Note - Atletico Madrid.}


7.) 04 Sep 2018 15:30:43
Allidsay is if Ander is good enough for Atletico Madrid he’s kid enough for us but he’s never quite pinned down a convincing spot under Jose.


8.) 04 Sep 2018 15:41:30
Though Ander Herrera is not the 1st team on the sheet, his contribution can not be overlooked. Even in the last match where he came on after Rashford's red card, it never seemed like we were a man down. Herrera was helping defence as well as attack. I can't think of any other player in our squad who could have made such a difference ( maybe Fred) .


9.) 04 Sep 2018 16:18:49
Pogba we expect to leave. Herrera doesn't have much time on his contract and most likely will leave and Fellaini only signed a one year extension so should be leaving as well. i'd also expect McTominay to leave before Pereira. So i'd say they will be plenty of room for him.


10.) 04 Sep 2018 17:02:50
I think fellaini signed a 2 year deal.


11.) 04 Sep 2018 17:55:49
2 years with option of a third. Felli is here to stay, and that isn’t a bad thing.

Herrera is being used as a utility player by Jose, and it would be unsurprising if he leaves. I was a bit unsure about Pereira’s long term future being at the club, but having read Shappy’s summary, we should probably build the team around him - sounds better than Inestia.


12.) 04 Sep 2018 19:17:49
Ed002. Would you expect Herrera to leave in January or next summer? Thanks.

{Ed002's Note - I can’t say. Pogba will go in January if he can. If there is no new contract for AH he will be looking at his options.}


13.) 04 Sep 2018 21:01:37
Will all parties be happy with Pogba leaving? Woodward, Mourinho and the rest of the team? Or are there people in the club who would like him to stay?

{Ed002's Note - I have no idea what the numerous employees of Manchester United feel about the matter.}


14.) 04 Sep 2018 21:09:01
I agree, Mort. I like Scott, but I think he's rather limited. Perreira's ability to play several different positions, should see him be a more useful squad player. I still think we're missing a trick not playing him further forward.


15.) 04 Sep 2018 21:34:04
Thanks for the info Ed 👍🏼.


16.) 04 Sep 2018 23:01:32
Thanks Ed, shame to see Ander go, he has a good head on him and always gives his best, I think Ferguson would have got much more out of him, but that goes for so many others.


17.) 05 Sep 2018 00:01:49
Good evening Ed002, if both Ander Herrera and Paul Pogba were to leave in Jan 2019 have utd lined up any potential replacements?
Would SMS be a realistic option to come in during the January transfer window as he is not in the champions league.

Thank you in advance for your time and knowledge.

{Ed007's Note - John McGinn and Stuart Armstrong will be monitored this season and with Scott Allan's contract up next summer Utd will try and steal a march on Hibs by offering a deal in January rather than a free next year.}


18.) 07 Sep 2018 00:07:02
2 years? Oh!


 

 

01 Sep 2018 07:16:53
Right, finally the circus that is the transfer window is over. Let's get down to some serious business of playing footy!

Eric79

1.) 01 Sep 2018 10:11:46
Been closed for weeks Eric, just waiting for the footy to start now.


2.) 01 Sep 2018 12:41:18
Eric is, I think referring to the European window - we could still have sold players until yesterday I believe?

No doubt someone will correct me if wrong.


3.) 01 Sep 2018 14:03:21
Indeed I was Betty.


4.) 01 Sep 2018 14:16:05
Yeh I know.


5.) 01 Sep 2018 14:29:41
So not been closed for weeks then!


6.) 01 Sep 2018 18:43:07
I think he made a joke.


 

 

26 Aug 2018 13:28:52
No fan of the man but Neil Custis makes some balanced points about Jose at Utd. Mentioned Spurs and Liverpool fans rubbing their hands together, whereas Jose has won us more trophies than them in two seasons than in their last 10-15 years!

Also mentioned how he has picked up a squad which let's not forget was awful football and moral under LVG who got rid of the likes of Raphael, Welbeck and Evans who could all do a better job than half the dross he bought. Far worse than we see today.

Eric79

1.) 26 Aug 2018 14:33:50
To be fair lvg had just won the fa cup if we are using trophies as a yardstick.


2.) 26 Aug 2018 14:45:36
And to be fair to lvg at least we had a way of playing.

Jose hoof ball is depressing the life out of us.

Winning trophies playing this bad can only last so long. Last season we won nothing.

This season doesn't seem to be any different.

You can't teach and old dog new tricks.


3.) 26 Aug 2018 15:44:43
Same fans who moaned about Moyes moaned about LVG moaning about Jose prob moaned that we didn’t win 5-0 every game under Fergie aswell, maybe support the club instead of picking holes.


4.) 26 Aug 2018 16:24:29
'At least we had a way of playing'? 😂😂😂 What was that then Bolger? Keeping the ball in our own half for 90 mins and still losing? People literally fell asleep when LVG was here, must be forgetting how bad it was.


5.) 26 Aug 2018 16:43:42
Best time to be a United fan post Sir Alex was the end of Van Gaal's second reason. Had three youngsters leading the attack in Rashford, Martial and Lingard and culminated in an FA cup win.

Hindsight is a wonderful thing but if we could have just won an extra game that year we would have got top 4, kept LvG for another year, continued to develop Martial and Rashford and then get Allegri (and the DoF we had planned to join him) in to replace LvG and we would be doing just fine right about now.


6.) 26 Aug 2018 16:46:46
Some fans on here will moan no matter who the manager is and all these calling for Zidane to replace Jose I bet it will be no better with him in charge as he sets up the same as Jose does its just he had better players to do it with at Madrid.


7.) 26 Aug 2018 16:51:24
Maybe but I don't think allegri would've worked either but we'll never know. It is what it is and we are where we are. The next Choice has to be right, we can afford no more mistakes. But I have little confidence in the right choice being made.


8.) 26 Aug 2018 18:04:02
The game has changed so much since the year 2000 . The formations the coaching the diets etc . The days of a SAF staying and managing the whole club are long gone. We need to get off the managers back and support our great club. 😆😆.


9.) 26 Aug 2018 18:57:20
Well said BFRO, let's try and ignore the journalists and the pundits and let's get behind the team and the manager. A bit of perspective is needed. The team played badly and lost. I'm hopeful of a positive response from the team tomorrow.

{Ed0333's Note - Hope is a beautiful thing. I hope Jose smiles one day this year.


10.) 26 Aug 2018 23:40:24
Jose likes to start every day with a smile.
Just to get it over with.


11.) 26 Aug 2018 23:48:27
Didn't LVG play hoof ball as well when the going got tough? Think some have short memories.

I remember an advert on BT mocking him and the forward was called Van Hoof.


12.) 27 Aug 2018 12:34:52
Anyone else feel a shiver run down their spine, when LVG is mentioned?


13.) 26 Aug 2018 20:06:53
Maybe you'd like to go on the sightins page then Ed033✌🏻.

{Ed0333's Note - that picture will break the internet mate.


 

 

 

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03 Oct 2018 21:36:34
I really the “theatre of dreams” tag, but agree with the sentiment of the post.

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25 Sep 2018 22:30:26
Really not sure what to suggest here.

It’s not working and there are no signs of progress in terms of style or results.

How much worse could it get if we put Giggs in charge under a good DoF? At least he’d play attacking football and gets the club. big risk but this is dross.

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30 Aug 2018 11:32:41
Well we have one more day so we shall see. I’m sad he might leave, only because of the promise he has which he has only shown in glimpses with us. If we can recoup what we paid for him then I see no reason to block the move. Herrera is great, and Andreas could step up. Lingard has shown for us and England he can be a very effective midfielder.

Maybe the game in Spain or Italy is more suitable to his style?

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28 Aug 2018 19:41:51
And as it panned out it looked like we played nobody at the back.

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18 Aug 2018 11:22:21
Probably about Wilson’s level.

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01 Oct 2018 19:56:03
Get well Ken!

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01 Oct 2018 07:52:08
Leave it to the pros to pick the term I say 😆.

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30 Sep 2018 22:25:16
The Pogba “issue” is just one of a string of problems Mourinho has. I’ll give it until December.

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30 Sep 2018 22:16:45
So you’re saying his assistant had no influence whatsoever? Why are they there then? Since Faria left our Defence has deteriorated and our football is even worse. Must be a coincidence.

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30 Sep 2018 21:02:03
Buy a few plants and scatter cushions - you’ll soon see results improving.

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