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19 Dec 2018 12:18:46
welcome back Ole,

Let's all Unite and get behind him and the team. Whether your happy or not with the appointment, it's important to back him.

Good luck.

Mad Hatter

1.) 19 Dec 2018 14:44:14
Really? No more i don't see his CV? No credentials? didn't want him in the first place?

2.) 19 Dec 2018 15:24:01
UA, it doesn't matter whether they are the manager you wanted, once they are appointed, you set it all aside and get behind them.

Many of us didn't want Jose, but we still got behind him to start with. Just because we weren't behind him at the end doesn't mean we weren't behind him at the start.

3.) 19 Dec 2018 16:10:17
New on the page Thorne?

4.) 19 Dec 2018 16:53:46
If by new, you mean, actively posting here for 6-7 years, then sure.

{Ed001's Note - so you are new then? ;-)

5.) 19 Dec 2018 17:49:11
All things are relative Ed.

{Ed001's Note - true.}

6.) 20 Dec 2018 01:10:42
7 years, that’s nothing, I’ve been posting on here for8, you noob 😉.



16 Dec 2018 20:27:19
Will Mourinho be sacked before January?

Or will the board back him?

Who is a suitable replacement, Zidane did well at RM, could he rebuild a team? Who knows.

Jardim did quite well at Monaco. would he be a good choice?

Trying to get Pochittino is like trying to sell rice to the chinese.

Mourinho has got the team playing how it should be, he is at fault for that. The players are also guilty and some have been unprofessional aka Instagram likes of 'sack Mourinho'.

Do we sell a fee players in January to start a summer rebuild.

A DOF is a certainly going to be key.

Europa football next year might prove to be difficult to qualify for.

This is o e rollercoaster ride I can't wait to get off.

Mad Hatter

1.) 16 Dec 2018 22:17:42
Are you jred in disguise?

2.) 16 Dec 2018 22:53:11

For a fee, I can be a thing you want ;)

3.) 16 Dec 2018 23:17:12
If we can't get top 4, which let's face it, we won't, then I'd rather we didn't qualify for the Europa League. A new manager is going to need time to make his mark, and it would only be a distraction - gives him more time on the training pitch with them between league games.

4.) 17 Dec 2018 16:46:29
Keep an eye on the new fella at Southampton. I forget his name but he worked wonders with rb Leipzig and I wouldn't be surprised to see him move quickly if he can get some consistent good results where he is now.

5.) 17 Dec 2018 20:08:07
The guy at Seville could be a contender.



13 Dec 2018 13:09:40
We really need to sell Jones, Rojo, Valencia, Pogba, Fellaini in January.

It might sound drastic but they offer very little, in particular Pogba aka le sulk.

I honestly don't know why Jones is still at the club. He is a championship player. Slow, lacks mobility and has a poor technique. Similar attributes to Lukaku. Even finishes like Lukaku.

What happened to players running into space, looking for a pass, running through on goal.

I would have liked to see Greenwood and Garner get 10-15 minutes past night.
It would have be far more valuable and beneficial to them.

If we play like we did last night against Valencia when we play Liverpool, we might just end up getting stuffed.

Imagine the fun Salah, Firmini and Sane would have playing against Jones.

Mad Hatter

1.) 13 Dec 2018 15:00:55
What about in addition to this the novel idea of the coach “coaching” the players and making them better not worse?

How come every signing we make gets worse than when they joined and instantly regrets coming to the club?

Almost feel sorry for Fred, he has made an awful career move.

2.) 13 Dec 2018 16:34:35
In the case of jones you can't fix stupid.

I'm sure Fred will be fine under the next manager if the bean counter can actually get an appointment right.

3.) 13 Dec 2018 22:56:40
I don’t get why Jose has been so bad. He was a winner until he joined us!

4.) 14 Dec 2018 05:34:30
No manager will be a league winner with this squad eric.
Does anybody here think we have a squad capable of winning the league?

5.) 14 Dec 2018 09:50:52
I agree Ken we don't have a squad good enough to win the league however why is that.
We have bought 11 players under the manager that's an entire new team. Currently he inherited a great GK has bought his own players for 3 of the back 4 positions, an entire new 3 man midfield, a striker and a wideman .
Many players people feel maybe aren't good enough are still go to players and if they are given new deals it's hard to blame the tools he was left .

6.) 14 Dec 2018 12:42:44
A lot of the buys have been bad though. Fred could be a good player but currently doesn't fit. Pogba on paper is top class but doesn't fit. I think it was shappy who gave us a statistical breakdown on his performance the other night. Sanchez on paper a good player but doesn't fit. And that's the three most obvious without touching lukaku, bailly etc. We still lack a commanding centre half, tempo setting midfielder and a right sided attacker.

7.) 14 Dec 2018 16:41:41
Should be a team capable of beating Brighton and the rest, and should be higher than 6th as well.

8.) 14 Dec 2018 19:03:53
I agree with that noucamp. I think 2nd was a huge over achievement last season. With our squad anything between 4th and 6th is about par.
Spurs pool and cuty have better squads and a much better 11.

9.) 14 Dec 2018 22:53:26
or the best part of 170 mill spent on poundland pogba and 2o cent lukaka god we had are pants pulled down.

10.) 15 Dec 2018 01:59:46
Eh? Makes zero sense.

11.) 15 Dec 2018 09:54:22
Or you could argue that second place is the level we would expect to be at with nearly a new team of signings and umpteen millions spent, and that for some reason we've regressed this season.



06 Oct 2017 09:19:13
Any truth in Utd looking at Jack Harrison. Is this just paper talk?

Mad Hatter



01 Aug 2017 10:35:51
ED002 do you know if Utd are in talks with PSG over a move for Aurier?


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{Ed002's Note - I have explained there is interest.}

1.) 01 Aug 2017 10:55:05

2.) 01 Aug 2017 11:41:22
Ed2 would his previous visa problems still be an issue for any potential transfer.

{Ed002's Note - RTFP.}

3.) 01 Aug 2017 12:21:05
Just a heads up but ed002 has covered this on the European page.

4.) 01 Aug 2017 12:11:51
Swear i've seen this been asked like 5 times now :D.

5.) 01 Aug 2017 16:05:12
I tried on the European pages but found stuff from a couple of years ago.

{Ed004's Note - He is now Manutd first choice option after missing out on Semedo}

6.) 01 Aug 2017 17:18:31
It's on European page about 3/ 4 posts down.

7.) 01 Aug 2017 20:32:10
Cheers ED004. Discount Dave think I need a trip to spec savers lol.

8.) 02 Aug 2017 19:48:53
The full back I'd have liked was Mateo De Sciglio. I think Juve got a bargain there at 12 mill.




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18 Feb 2019 21:58:06
Another easy cup draw for City.

More importantly, what a great response by the team tonight.
We might see the same lineup against Liverpool.

Loved Solskjaer's interview. It's great watching United again. Onwards and forwards.

Mad Hatter

1.) 18 Feb 2019 23:43:21
Absolutely skinned Shearer 😂
Love it.



12 Feb 2019 23:47:59
No doubt that PSG were the better team. The injuries to Lingard and Martial.

The main difference between both teams tonight is that PSG seem have have a team full of pace and quality. They know how to dive and get away with it.

Kimpenbe was lucky not to be sent off. Then he goes and scored.

Sanchez is utterly clueless.
He just spins roun with the ball until he loses it.

I think Dalot would have been a better option at RW than Mata. He could have helped Young as well.

Pogba had red card written all over him tonight. He made some silly challenges throughout the match.

This summer we need to buy playes who are not only technically top notch, but who have pace as well.

Mad Hatter



12 Dec 2018 23:39:16
You can't accuse Utd of not being and end to end team. They get into the get into all the way to one end and pass it all the way back.

Mad Hatter



05 Dec 2018 21:59:13
Great game, very entertaining.
Torreira was lucky tonight, he should have been booked earlier on.

Both sides made mistakes, but is was a high tempo, and almost end to end action.

Mad Hatter

1.) 05 Dec 2018 22:08:47
Agree mad hatter.
Every player that started gave 100% effort. Its just an obvious lack of quality from the likes of smalking rojo who were at fault for the goals obv ddg too.
We have been lacking effort and quality.
Its amazing how much better we looked with more effort.
Its a pity our quality players don't want to try as hard as our average ones.

2.) 05 Dec 2018 22:09:35
Agreed. Entertaining. Despite the lack of quality, the effort levels - which is the biggest problem with our side right now - were very good. Can only hope that will continue.

3.) 05 Dec 2018 22:18:02
Bailly was absolute quality, feel as it Lukaku and Pogba changed the game, but not for the better.

4.) 05 Dec 2018 22:29:39
Agree with you both 100%.

5.) 05 Dec 2018 22:34:22
Great tempo until the subs were made, especially pogba for lingard which seemed to stop any tempo we had, he didn't look interested when he came on and his passing was shocking.

6.) 05 Dec 2018 23:09:19
Pog is outta here - we can only hope Juve want him back.

7.) 06 Dec 2018 00:31:57
Stick with this formation. Swap out smalling for lindelof, darmien for Shaw and Pogba for Matic when all fit. Should help us at the back. Pretty aggressive in midfield and as fluid up top as we can get without an attacking system or philosophy. This should hopefully deliver some ok football until the inevitable happens with Mourinho.



02 Dec 2018 18:25:04
ED0002 dare I ask, who would you think should the club make their next manager, should Mourinho leave?

Mad Hatter

{Ed002's Note - Not one for me to deal with any longer. Sorry.}

1.) 02 Dec 2018 18:50:06
Unspoken rules of the website, get roasted by Ed002 take it on the chin and move on.
No point arguing over crappy opinions as you won't ever win. Eds know all sorts of invaluable information, and because your ego can't let it go everyone else suffers.

Angelred apologies for yesterday xx.

2.) 02 Dec 2018 19:31:42
A bit unfair. I invite others to read what I wrote and decide if I was in any way out of line or displayed the type of arrogance you're intimating. I've no problem with being better informed by anyone but don't think anyone should needlessly be insulted. But people have offdays and phrase things in the wrong way so I'm good with ed002. I was respectful and will remain so.

{Ed002's Note - I don't ever have an off day. I think he is no more than teasing you. A bit like a ping on the ass with a wet towel.}

3.) 02 Dec 2018 19:42:45
Bang on Ed. I'll get into the swing of it eventually. Just have patience with me!

4.) 02 Dec 2018 19:52:00
Btw while you're listening, do you mind me asking if you think the criticism by myself and others of Woodward us warranted. As I see it he has been caught out too often by agents, overpaid too often for players, and agreed to wages that are far above reasonable levels for the players in question. Again I don't know anything about inner workings of the club so is this reading of it fair or is the problem wider. The club looks in disarray and identifying the main sources can only help.

{Ed002's Note - No Don, it is not unwarrented. Manchester United, like most clubs use advisors to give a calming view on player, potential transfers, coaching etc., and I can say with confidence that EW has ignored what the club has been told (largely). The issue over the Director of Football/Sporting Director has been running since JM arrived and as I have previously explained there were two options agreed upon by the manager and by the club - yet nothing was done and it has been allowed to drift to the back of the pile. What I don't want to do is allow a hate campaign against individuals and there are those making decisions that are unknown to most here - and it is best it stays like that. But the blue tinge view etc that I have explained before remain - something which is sure as hell nothing to do with JM.}

5.) 02 Dec 2018 20:00:57
Great insight, thanks Ed.

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome Don and thanks for the decent questions.}

6.) 02 Dec 2018 20:05:51
Nice insight ed. Do you believe Woodward will have learned from previous mistakes?

{Ed002's Note - Tough to see that he will. This is an "agenda" moment not a "what is best moment". Mourinho, like is or not is an astonishing coach that will piss off people around him to achieve the best for the club he is at. For that you can be assured. At Chelsea they had intelligent players who reacted well. At Manchester United, perhaps there are players who do not really understand. Mourinho is committed but will upset people - he will intimidate and annoy, but he knows what he is doing and there is little argument to say that he does not know what is best. Woodward wants a diffent solution and is being perhaps in English would be called an irritant. I know the description in another language but this is a family website.)

7.) 02 Dec 2018 20:33:08

Thank you. I very rarely engage directly but your information that EW has ignored what the club has (largely) been told by advisors is staggering. It is no wonder the club is not just stagnating but going backwards.

{Ed002's Note - I would have thought you would have known that in the summer.}

8.) 02 Dec 2018 21:23:30
I don't mind Jose digging out the players at all. And had no problem with him being manager.
But his tactics and selection chop and change after each match, I just don't get it. And playing Matic every game is counter productive as he loos knackered.

I've said it all along changing managers may see a change of style of play but it won't change the deeper problems in the club.

9.) 02 Dec 2018 23:36:04
Will the club be looking at any changes regarding woodward if he carries on ignoring most people/ advisors opinions?

10.) 03 Dec 2018 08:06:15
What members of the Glazer family are pulling the strings?

11.) 02 Dec 2018 21:05:25
Cheers ed. Always perplexed as to those on here who think Jose is past it etc.

12.) 02 Dec 2018 23:31:46
Ed002, obviously if a director of football came in then they would take over a lot of duties that Woodward himself does. Is he stalling to appoint someone in this position because he doesn't want to relinquish that control or should I take this to the conspiracy pages?

13.) 02 Dec 2018 23:41:43
Ed 002 if as you say EW has largely ignored the advice of advisors then does that mean the clubs owners are aware he has and are backing him and his judgement over the advisors / Jose. If so even they must surely be worried about the financial impact it will inevitably have on the club and thus their pockets. Is there anytji g you can see in the immediate future that is going to change drastically to enable the club to move forward.

{Ed002's Note - The ownersdo not get involved with the day to day running of the club.}

14.) 04 Dec 2018 01:39:24
Thanks as ever Ed 002 for your insights. I find it interesting that the owners of what tiny is obviously really just one more of their businesses do not take a more hands on approach when things are obviously not going well and there has been a decline for years. I am. not saying that they would be getting involved in the minutae of daily life at Man Utd but I would have thought they would be asking probing questions of all the senior people and players and drawing their own conclusions and deciding who is mainly responsible for the decline and try to take decisive positive action.

{Ed002's Note - Ok.}




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30 Jan 2019 09:31:55
I was sat in the East end at OT. We should have had another penalty.

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29 Jan 2019 15:40:21
Were Pochs comments meant to take the the pressure off Spurs?

By saying that they are focused on top 4 more than trophies, they are 3rd and have had a few injuries and don't look to be signing any players this transfer window.

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16 Jan 2019 21:54:08
Heps to inflate prices, especially during the January transfer window.

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08 Jan 2019 12:55:48
I agree Fresh, imagine if we Koulibaly. That would be an immense signing.

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05 Jan 2019 20:19:43
I wouldn't write off Bailly just yet.
He suffered under Mourinho and deserves a chance.
How many people on here wanted Lindelof sold, some people wanted Rashford gone as well.

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04 Feb 2019 19:15:16
Frankenstein lol.

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04 Feb 2019 17:02:17

Weve got nothing to lose lol.

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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.

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11 Jan 2019 12:48:26
Another good read.

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06 Jan 2019 23:54:05
Good post DLIB, the real test will be against Spurs at the weekend.

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