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09 Jun 2019 21:34:28
That Dias looks a very composed and tidy player. Hope our interest is serious because in today’s day and age, £50m could be a shrewd signing.

Park3lung

1.) 09 Jun 2019 21:57:20
He looks a player, although I think he might take a year to settle a bit like Lindelof. He doesn't look the strongest and will need to be stronger in the EPL. But he has great technique, wonderful reading of the game and a bit of bite in him.


2.) 09 Jun 2019 22:43:43
He looks made for the Premier League to me fella’s, would me more than happy if we could bring him in, Bruno Fernandez was also impressive tonight. Could do a lot worse than aiming to sign both up.


3.) 09 Jun 2019 23:15:41
Spot on lads. I have been a bit concerned about de ligt when he is against pace which is why I’ve not been fully sold on the idea of joining. I know there is no chance, but I do think defensively he’s not the best. Great on the ball and he has the potential to be a great player. But first and foremost I want my cbs to be able to defence.

Dias looks like a good defender and keeps things simple. If there is a chance to sign him I’d be all over it. Alderweireld is another, koulibaly is too expensive and perhaps Milenkovic. Never been the biggest Maguire fan but he is an improvement.

Impressed with Bruno tonight, hope we sign him. The Portuguese team had really quality on the ball, something the Dutch perhaps lacked. Bernardo, Ronaldo and Bruno are all players with equisite technique. That was the difference for me. Bernardo is an absolute gem of a player. Combines talent with sheer work rate and industry. City have a great player on their hands. Thoroughly jealous.


4.) 10 Jun 2019 12:26:58
Bernardo Silva is absolutely class, I'm surprised how strong he is for such a small player.

Hopefully CR7 has put in a good word about us to Bruno and Dias, both look very good.

In terms of CBs, Toby would be my first choice. I know he's a short-term fix, but we need an instant fix to our defence, we can't wait 2-3 years for a new full back and centre back to develop.


 

 

22 Mar 2019 00:02:14
Hope these rumours of Herrera to PSG are media rubbish. Would be gutted to see him go. Any truth in it Eds?

Park3lung

{Ed002's Note - They have spoken with him they say.}


1.) 22 Mar 2019 08:09:26
Are any clubs looking at .....

{Ed002's Note - This is the MANCHESTER UNITED page.}


2.) 22 Mar 2019 09:42:33
Thanks for the swift response ed.


 

 

06 Mar 2019 13:11:26
Hi Ed002 any truth in the rumours united are interested in Bruno fernandes? Seems he plays attacking mid and may well be a replacement for pogba if he goes. Thanks.

Park3lung

{Ed002's Note - Bruno Fernandes (AM) is of interest to Everton and Liverpool have certainly looked at him on two or more occasions. Spurs maintain an interest but only if Christian Eriksen leaves. Asking price has more than doubled from what was already a high price in recent months and that has pushed aside interest from Juventus who don't see the value, Valencia and CSKA. Whilst Manchester United, Bayern Munich and another EPL side, none have a declared interest that I know of and all have other AM targets.}


1.) 07 Mar 2019 00:37:30
Thanks very much ed.


 

 

07 Jan 2019 12:20:18
Hi Ed apologies if this has already been covered but is there any truth in united bidding for Barella? I understand Chelsea are looking at him to replace fabregas. From what I’ve seen of Barella he looks a talented player. Be interested to hear your thoughts on him. Thanks.

Park3lung

{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of any MU bid.}


1.) 07 Jan 2019 13:44:17
thanks for the quick reply ed. hope all is well.

{Ed002's Note - No problem.}


 

 

15 May 2018 10:20:26
Hi Ed002 is you are around hope you are well mate. I know you said we had interest in alex Sandro but is he now our first choice target for left back? Thanks.

Park3lung

{Ed002's Note - I can't help with transfers any longer, sorry.}


1.) 15 May 2018 10:41:41
No problem thanks ed.


2.) 15 May 2018 12:32:14
If there is any truth in Sandro at 50 mill and the lad from Napoli as right back who seems highly rated at 44 mill -I don't pretend to know much about him -then Shaw and Darmian out as directly replaced for a net spend of 60 mill for a key part of defence with added attacking flair seems a good deal.


3.) 15 May 2018 12:52:37
would be a great pair of signings if true burrenway. I like Hysaj he looks a very good player. Only time will tell!


4.) 15 May 2018 12:25:31
Ed002 - is there any light at the end of the tunnel? When will you be back?

{Ed002's Note - Right now there is no plan to do anything involving transfers any longer.}


5.) 15 May 2018 14:46:53
Yes Park3lung, a bit of pace and flair going forward. I would then hope TFM comes into the first team squad as a back up rb to get him some real experience.


6.) 15 May 2018 17:41:54
Ed002 i am very sorry to hear that. I hope that there comes a time when this is all resolved and we have the pleasure of your wise words once more.

{Ed002's Note - Thanks, we'll see.}


7.) 15 May 2018 21:13:54
Most of us echo those thoughts Pogthedog, this site is a better place with Ed002 on board.


8.) 15 May 2018 22:41:22
Ultimately United will but whoever they buy.

{Ed033's Note - Sounds painful and unnecessary :)


 

 

 

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16 Mar 2020 08:32:18
Hi guys if any of you are bored because of the lack of football, I do a podcast called ‘The Premier League Trio’ with my 2 brothers. We discuss a range of premier league topics, just recorded a Utd special which should be released in the coming days. Can be found on Apple podcasts or Spotify.

Park3lung

1.) 16 Mar 2020 11:34:11
Good, I look it up, a few days without football gets boring, the flip side is I started talking to the wife and she seems nice😂.


2.) 16 Mar 2020 13:20:36
Love it Leahy 😂.


 

 

02 Mar 2020 07:26:04
Can’t help but feel deflated after that draw yesterday. Everytime we have the chance the close the gap on Chelsea we fail to do so. Top 4 is there for anyone who can show any sort of consistency.

Can’t say I’m particularly impressed by yesterday. First half we played some good stuff but that second half was atrocious. In game management from Ole was poor and he failed to change anything when Everton got momentum. Bruno again stand out player and What a player he looks. Shudder to think where we would be if we hadn’t signed him in January.

2 players I think we have an issue with, I’m also a big fan of both but think they need time out of the team. Lindelof and DDG. I don’t know what it is but Lindelof looks so shaky and the Maguire partnership doesn’t seem to be gelling. On paper they seem quite suited - Maguire providing an aerial presence complimenting Lindelof’s reading of the game and interceptions. But something ain’t quite right and we looked too open at times. Bailly has performed well and I think it’s time to try him and Maguire. I was very impressed with Maguire and think he’s been quietly good this season.

Finally onto David. These mistakes are becoming the norm. I agree with several on here who say they don’t think we should have offered him the huge contract he’s on. I fear something isn’t right mentally with him. He has a lot of credit in the bank and has been our stand out for years, but it’s time to move him on. Henderson is ready imo, or at least one more loan season away from starting for us imo.

Top 4 is there for the taking. We have the squad to achieve it, I don’t buy it’s not good enough. With everyone else faltering, we need to find that ruthless streak. Ole has done some good things during these past 7 games and deserves credit. But yesterday his in game management was extremely poor and it cost us 3 points.

Park3lung

1.) 02 Mar 2020 08:29:39
Park, I agree with a lot of that, but I would take issue with you saying Dave's mistakes are, 'becoming the norm'. Yes, there have been a few howlers this season, but it's hardly a regular thing. I also thought he showed great mental strength yesterday. His head could have been up his ar$e after that mistake, yet he pulled off a great fingertip save just after. He also kept us in it with a wonderful save late on.


2.) 02 Mar 2020 08:32:32
Park,

I agree. At 55 -60 minute stage we needed to change the formation. We lacked width.

Everton knew this.


3.) 02 Mar 2020 08:38:42
And this week we turn on DDG and Lindelof. Groan.

We’ve drawn one game, away at a resurgent Everton under a world class coach.


4.) 02 Mar 2020 10:17:02
Resurgent under a world class coach.

Maybe one day.


5.) 02 Mar 2020 10:18:31
As Bruno said after the game, we can never be happy with a draw. Nice to have some of that mentality back at the club.


6.) 02 Mar 2020 10:48:22
De Gea has made the highest mistakes resulting in goals in the whole League which is quite shocking considering his high standards.
That's 8 points dropped because of goal keeping blunders.

On the positive side, Maguire was imperious aerially. Don't remember him loosing any aerial duels.


7.) 02 Mar 2020 11:51:15
My biggest issue with yesterday was that we changed from a winning formation in response to Everton’s formation.

We were picking up some momentum playing with a 4-2-3-1. Especially with Bruno getting more space behind the midfield. Changing a formation on the basis of the opposition is seldom a good idea. I know managers get praised for these types of changes, but you are ostensibly allowing the opponent to dictate the terms of the game.

It was particularly infuriating yesterday as Everton started with two ageing fullbacks. But because we had no wide players, we lost the ability to overload them. Especially Baines, as Gylfi doesn’t track back.

Ultimately we changed from a winning formation in response to the opponent, and played worse because of it.


8.) 02 Mar 2020 13:18:03
I get your point on DE Gea but I doubt any other keeper in league would've saved DCL shot to keep it at 1-0.

He makes saves that only he can make especially with his feet.


9.) 02 Mar 2020 13:52:46
That’s a good point Stevie and I do agree on his save at the end. But DDG has made 7 mistakes leading to goals (joint with Pickford) . It’s just not really good enough and has cost us a fair few times.

Eric - there is a difference between constructively criticising someone and turning in a different player every week. My opinion is that both players haven’t been performing to the level I know they are capable of. Nothing wrong with that opinion.


10.) 02 Mar 2020 14:16:02
I would personally just like us to turn a game on its head i know the stat was under ole we haven't won when conceding first. Not sure if its still valid but if it is we need to get over it you can sense when we go behind we won't win. Blame all the players we want but u win lose or draw as a team.


11.) 02 Mar 2020 15:51:58
W16, I think they showed spirit to come back yesterday. Especially when you think how they capitulated last season after going a goal down.


12.) 02 Mar 2020 18:02:49
Park, totally agree with your post and especially on ddg. He's making a lot of glaring mistakes and stats don't lie, he's made the highest number of blunders leading to goals, an unenviable stat he shares with Pickford. And if anyone suggested to any of us that Pickford is a good goalkeeper, then we'll all laugh in their faces.

Ddg is not the best gk in the world, as Solskjaer has told us, he was the best in the world as his mistakes were almost none. But now, he's making lots of mistakes. He's also not good at commanding his area or distribution.

So, do we stick with him, or give an extremely promising young gk his chance. Henderson has simply been superb this year. So we must throw sentimentality out of the window and take action. This is what Fergie would've done.


 

 

19 Jan 2020 19:56:58
One player stood up today and looked the best player on the park. And that was Fred. He was outstanding again, like he has been nearly all season. If we had 11 Freds we wouldn’t be where we are. He works so hard and doesn’t hide. So happy to see him prove his doubters wrong.

Park3lung

1.) 19 Jan 2020 20:14:13
Williams?


2.) 19 Jan 2020 20:45:17
Now park i get the sentiments but i think 3 4 or 5 Fred's would be enough for anyone😂😂
But you got to say In terms of energy and effort he would but the Duracell bunny to shame.
Lots to like about fred.


3.) 19 Jan 2020 21:04:15
Haha yeh fair point ken 😂. I just love his commitment to the cause. Something we’ve lacked for years. Unfortunately we are severely lacking in quality both in terms of coaching staff and players. Hence why we are seeing what we are seeing.


4.) 19 Jan 2020 21:18:24
Best utd player definitely still wouldn't make the liverpool match day squad me thinks.


5.) 19 Jan 2020 21:30:16
Some people in particular didn't see a footballer in him at all ken if you recall.


6.) 19 Jan 2020 22:21:43
Angel in fairness he was tripe for a while😂😂 opinions change with form.
With rash out now we are really light up front on numbers. Pogba should be fit in a month or so
Its going to be an interesting last week of the window. Top 4 somehow is still achievable. I just don't think ole can lead us there unless he pullss a few rabbits out of the hat before the end of the month.


7.) 19 Jan 2020 23:11:24
Fred was quite poor, he made some good tackles and interceptions and worked hard, but he lost possessions all too easy and was unable to feed any quality balls to the forwards. Better of the three midfielders though, but I don't think I've seen a worse midfield for United, I'm not sure Perreira is even Middlesbrough level.


8.) 20 Jan 2020 01:40:59
Fred was poor? I must have watched a different game.


9.) 20 Jan 2020 11:21:10
What did Fred do? He and Matic were totally overrun in the midfield until late in the second half after Liverpool made their changes. He made a few interceptions and a couple of tackles, but failed to create anything. He made a couple of runs with the ball that led to a shot that lacked both precision and power. The commentators were constantly bemoaning the lack of any pass towards the front three who were creating space and making runs, and Fred and Matic were the culprits there. Fred works hard, but lacks in technical ability, he's very easily dispossessed and misplaces far too many passes. If I'd have to rank Fred in comparison to other United midfielders of recent years, he'd be somewhere in the Fellaini/ Anderson level, although Fellaini could score and assist as well as intercept and tackle, so that comparison maybe isn't fair.

It was dire yesterday, the forwards were starved of service. The tactics of stretching their defence to create space in the middle worked, but Perreira was unable to do anything with the ball. The central defence was shocking, the amount of times Shaw was having to cover for Lindelof and Maguire who were out of caught position just isn't right. Until the midfield is sorted and a strong centre back provided, nothing will really improve.


 

 

12 Jan 2020 14:45:42
On a more positive note away from Ole in/ out. I’ve been so impressed with Brandon Williams. He’s taken to the first team like a duck to water. Never easy to come in when the team is Struggling. The biggest thing that has stood out to me is his willingness to get forward. The penalty was all down to his sheer determination and desire to get on the end of it. Something that wouldn’t have happened is Shaw was playing. Full backs are so important in the modern game and we’ve lacked that so much in recent times. I love that Williams has a bit of bite and a nasty streak about him. Something we have also lacked recently. Fast becoming one of my favourite players.

Park3lung

1.) 12 Jan 2020 15:51:58
One thing that can't be taken away from this season is how well our academy has done this season. McTominay, Rashford, Greenwood and Williams have all done very well. I also hold out hope of Tuanzebe grabbing a place in the side by the end of the season too.

Really if your looking at non academy players that have done well this season you could only really say AWB, James and Martial have done well, but none have over achieved like the academy lads.


2.) 12 Jan 2020 16:37:57
Too right shappy. They’ve played without fear which has been amazing.


 

 

08 Jan 2020 09:49:05
The worst thing about yesterday was that I was relieved and in some ways pleased we didn’t get smashed more than 3-1. That’s how far we’ve fallen. We’ve become a laughing stock on the world stage.

From top to bottom we are inept. Amateur board, scattergun transfer policy, disinterested owners, egomaniac CEO, a manager who is devoid of any tactical nous or ability, a supposed ‘star’ player who publicly undermines a club, a graveyard for talented players.

What has happened to this great club? It’s been destroyed in a matter of 6.5 years. We really are at an important cross road for our future. Keep someone who is so out of his depth as manager is potentially catastrophic for our future.

Already we are an unattractive proposition, but who wants to play for a manager and team that serves up that dross last night? Can’t deny I’ve never been this worried in my lifetime as a United fan.

The only positive last night was Brandon Williams for me. That kid has the heart of a lion. He never gave up, never let his head drop and was a match for Bernardo. He made some brilliant driving runs and showed real quality at times.

I’m not sure how long we can go on like this, but I hope our board can make a decision and fast. The past suggests they can’t even do that.

Park3lung

1.) 08 Jan 2020 10:13:42
Top post.


2.) 08 Jan 2020 11:13:59
The rot set in the day the Glazers bought the club saddling us with enormous debt and high interest payments making the timely replacement of like with like as players aged a thing of the past.

Only the will power, nous, and ability of Sir Alex, coupled with the marketing power of the EPL and the CEO's ability to capitalize on a United brand that someone else created for him, held it together for so long. The last six and half years are the fruit of the first 10 under the Glazers. Yes, they have spent money - lots of it since - but they have spent it unwisely because they haven't a clue what they're doing as far as football itself is concerned. Not a clue.

Ed 002 has blamed the toxic fans in the past, but nowadays he regularly talks about the incompetence of the club's management. In truth it has always been a failure of management that's at the root of the problems. (This is not the fault of the Board except insofar as they retain the services of a CEO and team who don't know how to inspire a football club)

I sometimes wonder, when the Glazers took over and our debt was £600m+ and revenues were £230m, what would have happened if all of a sudden the club started sputtering on the field as it's doing now. Would we have survived? Would we have gone the way of Leeds United? The Glazers have been very lucky. They leveraged the club and made a lot of money. But it could have been otherwise. It may yet be.

As far as Ole is concerned he is obviously out of his depth. I have not been a great fan of Pocchetino for the role, that is assuming he's even interested in the position, but I will give him this. He did a very good job working with a young Tottenham team, giving them an identity and style. He may not have won anything, but at this point in time winning things should not be the top priority.

We need to get back to basics. What we have are a number of very promising young players and not much else. Let him get rid of the dead wood, give him the budget he never had at Spurs, and perhaps, in 2-3 years, we will have a decent football team again. despite the incompetence of Woodward and his team.


3.) 08 Jan 2020 11:19:13
Cheers Singh. And really good post Shaw. I agree with all of that. Although I do think Poch would do well here.


4.) 08 Jan 2020 11:25:35
If we are to navigate ourselves out of this current malaise Man Utd must start acting like a big Club. Despite our recent appalling performances against Arsenal, Wolves and Man City a top 4 finish is still within reach but only if the Club acts decisively and invests in the squad this January.

Nobody was too disheartened when the likes of Lukaku, Sanchez, Fellaini and Herrera were allowed to leave the Club. Most were deemed not good enough to wear the shirt of our great Club and had become synonymous with the abject and mediocre performances we'd come to expect. Sanchez, Fellaini and even Lukaku had all become scapegoats for a Club basking in mediocrity yet paying a kings ransom for the privilege. The expectation was these overpaid charlatans would be replaced and upgraded by better models more deserving of the shirt; yet amidst the exodus came no fresh blood. No upgrades, no additional quality, nothing.

Instead the Club would choose to promote from within; ignoring the inconvenient truth that the charlatans were perhaps still better than what remained. Players like Lingard, Pereria, Fred, Mctominay, Rashford and Martial led by the enigmatic Paul Pogba would herald a new dawn, or so we were told. The fact that most of theses players had already been at the Club for a number of years and failed to deliver on any kind of consistent basis was seemingly dismissed and ignored.

OGS is now paying the price for a naive and complacent summer window. Lukaku and Herrera simply had to be replaced; not just replaced but upgraded and this was in addition to the business we'd already done.

If this season has taught us anything it's we don't have a recognised No10. Lingard, Pereria and Mata simply aren't good enough. We still don't have a RW and our midfield is none existent. Matic and Pogba will move on in the summer. Both will need replacing. Realistically we'll need at least three CM's, a No10, a RW and possibly a CF.

Bruno Fernandes is still available and would be a good place to start. Waiting for the inevitable is simply repeating the mistakes of the past.


5.) 08 Jan 2020 12:06:47
Good post dlib, sorry to nitpick, but weren't you and shappy championing the club's vision and yourself dismissing and ignoring that what we had wasn't good enough? I remember, me and a lot of other posters complaining about the lack of depth and you both replying with essays about how pigs might fly.


6.) 08 Jan 2020 12:59:09
CSM - ha ha ha ha, your right mate and I do love a good essay.

I thought the players we signed during the summer were promising however there was no doubt in my mind more investment was needed especially considering the players that had been allowed to leave.

I was livid when Lukaku was sold and not replaced. It was obvious there was a lack of goals in the squad and I was unhappy that we didn't get a RW or a replacement for Herrera.

I'm not a fan of 4-2-3-1 but to play this system effectively we needed a No10 and RW.

I believed in the likes of Rashford, Martial and Mctominay to step up but I wrongly calculated that Pogba would give us a decent farewell season with the Euro's in the summer to keep him honest.

Injuries have bitten hard and left the squad exposed and I must admit I've been very disappointed with the form of De Gea, Lindelof, Shaw, Lingard and of course Pogba who has been injured. I feel that these players in particular have let the manager down after he placed so much faith in them.

Had they performed to expectations I think Ole was entitled to think this team was capable of achieving a top 4 finish but it was also naive not to expect some injuries and loss of form and the depth of the squad was just not good enough.

Ole's great gamble will probably backfire but he didn't get the backing he needed. Another two key signings in the summer could have made all the difference.

Sadly it's looks like the Club are paralysed by indecision once again. They will probably not invest this January and leave Ole a dead man walking. A new manager beckons in the summer when Ole doesn't deliver Champions League football and the whole sorry circus will start again.

{Ed047's Note - you sure do! 😉


7.) 08 Jan 2020 14:12:13
the problem as regards lack of goals in our team is not our forwards Rashford, Martial and Greenwood have scored a fair few between them .

The problem is the complete lack of goals and creativity from midfield and also from the full back areas .


 

 

 

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04 Mar 2020 17:06:03
Sounds too good to be true Shaps. Like you said, there is a sliver of hope if Poch joins but otherwise it’s most likely wishful thinking. The thought of Kane in a Utd shirt is mouth watering. Genuine world class no 9 that we haven’t seen leading the line since Rooney in his prime. Would make sense as there are doubts over Martial. But Sancho, Kane and Grealish in one summer is a pipe dream under Woodward/ these owners.

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19 Jan 2020 21:05:08
Grim he did also say United would be an attractive prospect to work on. I see him at Spurs too though.

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14 Jan 2020 16:36:03
Unless we look to go to a 3 shappy. Lindelof, Maguire and koulibaly. Let’s say Poch comes in, he did like to play that formation so that makes more sense.

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14 Jan 2020 16:35:05
Saw that regarding Koulibaly. Can’t see it happening at all.

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14 Jan 2020 11:26:02
Shappy that’s nonsense. You always want the best man for the job and if the current person is o to of his depth, you make the decision that best serves the organisation.

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08 May 2020 16:23:02
Couldn’t agree more shan.

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29 Apr 2020 16:27:09
Agree completely Tim. Football should be the last thing on people’s minds.

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31 Mar 2020 12:23:20
The good old hot water bowl with Vix in it! Always does the trick. Keep safe guys.

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22 Mar 2020 22:05:24
Hope you and the family are well Ken.

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19 Mar 2020 10:12:44
Smashing post Tony and I whole heartedly agree. I’ve been working from home now for a week and honestly thought that I’d be back in the office this coming Monday. Turns out they are shutting many tube stations in London over the next few days so that’s unlikely.

I really hope everyone stays safe and that they are not effected by this current situation. This site has become a family, a crazy one, but a family nonetheless! I look forward this all dying down and then we can go back to arguing and debating football till the cows come home.

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