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19 Jul 2017 17:55:44
I've just read that there's more fantasy football going on at City with the signing of Danilo.

I find it very curious that there was no suggestion we were in for him since in my opinion we need another right back and he is willing to come to Manchester. Plus he was only £26 million!

It could be just that he preferred City or having worked once with our beam of sunshine manager decided never again.

The other possibilities are we have an alternative coming in or simply that Mourinho is happy with the players we have for that position. I noticed Valencia played at right back against Salt Lake and I think TFM got some time there as well. I didn't watch the Galaxy game. Has anyone else played at right back pre-season? Do you think Mourinho is happy to go into the season with those two plus Darmian?


1.) 19 Jul 2017 18:19:44
The fact he has slumped at Real and can't defend might be a reason.


2.) 19 Jul 2017 18:28:38
We can't sign everyone mate. Our targets were Semedo, Fabinho and Aurier. With Danilo plying his trade in Porto for a few years before moving to Madrid, I'm sure Jose knows enough about him and whether he'd suit us, evidently not. It's about getting players in that will suit our system and compliment our other players.


3.) 19 Jul 2017 18:42:23
When dids he work with jose mancman?


4.) 19 Jul 2017 18:53:06
Since the De Gea debarcle last season I can, t see Real Madrid selling us any ground staff never mind any players.
I know we have numerous targets, Perisic, Matic, Fabinho . Jose wanted them on the U. S tour, But you can't make clubs sell their players because we are interested in them.
Still feel a lot of players are not that keen on playing for Jose, It's only because we pay over the odds for players and agent fees, that we get them to sign.
City and pep put in offers for players, and get them.
Long time to go in the market I know, But we don't want to be signing players 24 hrs before season starts, Remember the Fellani deal anyone?


5.) 19 Jul 2017 18:59:26
Players want to play for Mourinho but we are not ready to meet he asking price.


6.) 19 Jul 2017 20:27:28
The United money men have their limits and rightly stick to it. Pep is playing a real life version of Football Manager at the moment and is yet to address the left back position and centre half.


7.) 19 Jul 2017 20:34:14
More to the point why buy a 2nd rb who can't defend for 26 mill after shelling out 55 mill for another rb who can't defend. What about their much vaunted academy if they wanted a bench sitter.


8.) 20 Jul 2017 09:22:13
The best right back to come through their academy is now first choice at Spurs and was sold for £3.5 million.


9.) 20 Jul 2017 13:25:35
Ken, you're right. After I posted I realised I hadn't checked whether his time at Real had co-incided with Mourinho's.

Nonetheless, because none of our wide players are natural wingers, I do think we need overlapping attacking fullbacks and both Walker and Danilo would fit the bill.

If we bring in a true defensive midfielder then I'm not so bothered about how well our fullbacks can defend, as long as they are good going forward.


 

 

 

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23 Feb 2018 09:16:27
Jred, not picking a fight or anything. I admire your unwavering support but just how dull does the football have to get before you become unhappy with what you are seeing?

Also, you obviously don't watch football for entertainment, so is it just about the bragging rights for you? Do you come from a family of city fans or something?

I'm trying to understand because I come from the other perspective. I'm almost not bothered about the result, it's the joy of watching an exciting game which matters to me. More often that not, if Man Utd are involved in a dramatic game then the result takes care of itself because we usually have the better players because we have the bigger budget. It seems counter productive to shackle their abilities.

So, like I say, what do you get out of the 90 minute borefest that is watching Utd because at the moment I'm desperately looking for any sliver of entertainment I can get from it.


1.) 23 Feb 2018 10:08:08
MancMan,

I agree with some bits of what you've written, but it's mostly this paragraph that I don't agree with

"I'm trying to understand because I come from the other perspective. I'm almost not bothered about the result, it's the joy of watching an exciting game which matters to me. More often that not, if Man Utd are involved in a dramatic game then the result takes care of itself because we usually have the better players because we have the bigger budget. It seems counter productive to shackle their abilities. "

You say you are not bothered about the result and you only look for entertainment? What was entertaining in the Sevilla match a couple of nights back? What was entertaining in the schooling we got from Spurs almost three weeks ago or the away game at Newcastle, where we were outplayed, again?

We were nil-nil with Newcastle for a while, did the result take care of itself? No, we bloody lost. Against Sevilla, man-for-man, we were better, so according to your theory, we should have won? Did we? We came close to conceding more than scoring.

Bigger budget obviously helps in getting better players, but better players will only play to the best of their ability if they are allowed to. A cautious approach will never get the best out of your attack-minded players.

What you get after 90 mins of watching a United game is a false sense of hope that the next game will be better, players will perform better in the next game. After watching the UCL game (in India, it starts at 1:15 AM and you have to up till 3:30 AM and then go for work at 8), you feel like you wasted your time, because it's not entertainment, it's not snatch and grab, it's just football played in a manner in which your team doesn't lose.

And for me, that is unacceptable.


2.) 23 Feb 2018 10:55:32
Read down the page I've said time and again it was a crap game .
And argued over and over this is a very talented squad .
I don't agree we need to buy 6 or 7 players it's an awful squad etc
Thats proved by our league position .
If we buy another 5 superstars will we suddenly start playing like barce or city? Not in my opinion .
Does that mean all our players need sold? Again not in my opinion .
But that's a different argument to " are we good to watch ". Are we effective yes like most Jose teams .
Good to watch, pleasing on the eye? I've never said that.


But there is a middle ground and as always it's never as bad as many make out and it's certainly never as good as some make out .
But this is the Jose way, he will do it his way, will it be great to watch, not imo .


3.) 23 Feb 2018 11:35:36
So then jred should Jose be the United manager.
We can argue he is a good manager but the question is does Jose fit United?


4.) 23 Feb 2018 11:46:19
Jred, my point is you seem quite sanguine about us being crap to watch whereas I'm bloody furious.

I actually disagree with you about the squad. I think we have a decent 1st team but lack real quality in depth particularly in midfield.

Raghav, if we went toe to toe with the teams you mention I'd fancy our chances in at least two out of the three. We'd at least stand a chance of watching some decent football which would make it worthwhile for you getting up in the middle of the night.

It's getting to the point where I might as well go to an empty stadium or not bother turning the tv on as a blank screen will be just as entertaining.

It's a serious issue for the future of the club. Boring football equals less new fans equals less future revenue and we know about the importance of money in football.


 

 

11 Feb 2018 11:11:40
Great posts recently from Shappy and then Danny Lancs to fire up some new debates. Thanks very much for taking the time, they are a pleasure to read.

{Eds Note - if you missed it, MancMan wrote an article entitled Revamping the Manchester United midfield.


 

 

10 Feb 2018 13:55:47
{Ed's Note - MancMan has posted a new article entitled, Revamping the Manchester United midfield


1.) 10 Feb 2018 14:50:11
Good analysis Manc.
I agree about Fel moving on but not sure if Herrera should head out. I think Herrera needs to get his confidence back and become who he was before. He is being overshadowed atm I feel.
Also be careful about using the b2b word and Jose has a different explanation for that 🤣🤣😂.
Good stuff Manc 👏.


2.) 10 Feb 2018 17:02:18
Id use TFM as a defensive mid in that pool, with McTominay also as an option. Matic an Pogba of course and i'd go for either Jorginho or Weigl.


3.) 10 Feb 2018 17:12:20
Thanks 666, TBH I didn't know I was writing an article; it was just getting some thoughts down on paper.

The thing about Herrera is that he's had a lot of opportunities and he's never really done the business and definately not consistantly. Sure, he huffs and he puffs but he doesn't ever blow the house down. I love him for his effort but he lacks the quality to be first choice for us and like I said I don't want less than top quality players near the centre of our midfield. For me, it's the one area where you need the absolute best every week, even if the rest of the team is less than perfect.


 

 

10 Feb 2018 13:38:57
So, I've been thinking about the new fifa directive that from next season all players can only have their first names and less than four letters on the back of their shirts. We already have Alexis leading the way although the new regulations say this will need to be shortened to just 'Alex'.

In goal we will have Dave and in defence its Tone, Eric, Phil and Luke. Nemo and Paul in the midfield with Tone, Alex, Roma and John up front.

Much easier for commentators and saves the fans money when printing names on shirts which is also good for the environment because it uses less resources.


1.) 10 Feb 2018 14:34:29
Less than four letters will be 3,2 or 1 right. 🤣🤣🤣
Ale, Dav, Ton, Eri.
Lol.


2.) 10 Feb 2018 20:56:02
How about something really radical and just have numbers?


3.) 11 Feb 2018 12:29:28
Who is lol yaz?


 

 

26 Jan 2018 22:58:36
Loving Carrick's new beard. I live in Chorlton and I think it just about meets our hipster standard. Well done Michael, welcome to Chorlton.


1.) 27 Jan 2018 08:13:36
I thought he couldn't grow a beard. But now it looks like Mata has tough competition.


2.) 27 Jan 2018 08:41:44
None of them close to that of the mighty darmian haha.


3.) 27 Jan 2018 12:24:33
Carrick's ability to grow a beard is a bit underrated I feel.


4.) 27 Jan 2018 13:23:34
Hahaha Rave.


 

 

 

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27 Dec 2017 18:11:32
I'm currently near Turin and my friend here who is a Juve fan tells me there are strong rumours he is going to City.


 

 

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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.}


 

 

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20 Jul 2017 13:25:35
Ken, you're right. After I posted I realised I hadn't checked whether his time at Real had co-incided with Mourinho's.

Nonetheless, because none of our wide players are natural wingers, I do think we need overlapping attacking fullbacks and both Walker and Danilo would fit the bill.

If we bring in a true defensive midfielder then I'm not so bothered about how well our fullbacks can defend, as long as they are good going forward.


 

 

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19 Jul 2017 05:06:38
What Shappy said!

Romero is class and I thought so from the his first game at OT.

C'mon Wazza tell us who we can sign who is better. We're waiting!


 

 

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17 Jul 2017 22:36:41
I'd buy both Kroos and Matic then sell Fellaini.

That would be a massive upgrade to the squad.


 

 

 

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23 Feb 2018 11:46:19
Jred, my point is you seem quite sanguine about us being crap to watch whereas I'm bloody furious.

I actually disagree with you about the squad. I think we have a decent 1st team but lack real quality in depth particularly in midfield.

Raghav, if we went toe to toe with the teams you mention I'd fancy our chances in at least two out of the three. We'd at least stand a chance of watching some decent football which would make it worthwhile for you getting up in the middle of the night.

It's getting to the point where I might as well go to an empty stadium or not bother turning the tv on as a blank screen will be just as entertaining.

It's a serious issue for the future of the club. Boring football equals less new fans equals less future revenue and we know about the importance of money in football.


 

 

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23 Feb 2018 11:36:30
You're totally right Mumbles; our defense is rubbish. Having said that, it doesn't concede that many.

However, the strongest part of our squad is the attack so why not make us of that and go on the attack. Also, we have quite energetic attackers who are more than capable of pressing high up the pitch. So, if we have a weak defense why invite the opposition on to us rather than try and play in their half.

The problem is that Mourinho is so blinkered and one dimensional he can't adapt to make best use of what he has at his disposal.


 

 

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23 Feb 2018 09:03:40
No one would notice. If we still had LVG all Man Utd fans would be following rugby by now.


 

 

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23 Feb 2018 08:53:50
The problem is that Pogba is our 'star' midfielder and all players have dips in form. The solution is to be able to leave him out the team and have other players come in who are just as good.


 

 

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23 Feb 2018 08:50:25
Tell you what Redman, how about you go to Seville and watch a replay of the game then come back and tell us all how buzzing you are having invested that time and money for that experience.