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28 Mar 2019 23:54:17
Mixed reactions for Ole's appointment.

But what about the backroom staffs will all of them continue, is it implied? Will Phelan McKenna and Carrick continue? Anyone else has any info?


1.) 29 Mar 2019 07:14:02
No, they are all leaving this summer and will be replaced by none other than Ed Woodward in a cost cutting/ power grabbing exercise.

2.) 29 Mar 2019 09:25:43
He said they will be staying with him.

3.) 29 Mar 2019 17:11:44
Thanks Coalan.



05 Feb 2019 09:16:57
Its obvious we need to rest some of our players for the Fullham game.

Looking at our options we have decent options for the front three though not the best Sanchez/ martial lukaku mata might do the job resting Lingard and rash.

But our midfield is where our squad is the thinnest other than pogba, matic and herrera we only have Fred, Perreira, McTominay and Mason Greenwood (may be shouldn't have allowed Fellaini to leave without replacement) . Seems impossible to rest all three of our starting midfielders, at least one or two of the three needs to start and if they did it will be very difficult for us to play PSG in three days.

In defense for full backs we have Shaw, Dalot, young, valencia and darmian not too bad we should be able to manage, with valencia's latest video on Insta he is seems too desperate for a chance :) . And CB also we can manage as Lindelof might be able to start most of the games with jones, smalling, bailley rojo to rotate. But its scary to think of a partnership without Lindelof.

How you guys think Ole would manage not dropping points in the league also stay competing in champions league?

Under the circumstances if we are still unbeaten at the end of this month Ole should get the job full time.


1.) 05 Feb 2019 10:24:47
We rotated a small bit against Burnley and struggled to play the way we have been. We're covering a lot more ground than those players are used to and it's already showing at the end of games, there is a considerable drop off in terms of intensity.

But this is how Ole earns his corn. As you said, it's really only the midfield that seems slightly shirt but we still should have enough to rotate and beat Fulham on Saturday.

2.) 05 Feb 2019 10:32:48
Yes. The quality of our backup midfielders are a step below.
Fred is still adapting to the League. He looses possession far too often.
Mctominay looks average and is limited on the ball.
Andreas has decent passing range but doesn't offer the tenacity of Herrera or the physicality of Matic.
I suggested yesterday why not try Jones for the Matic role.

3.) 05 Feb 2019 12:04:17
I’d expect as much rotation as possible at Fulham and would expect McTominay, Fred, Mata and Lukaku all to start. Valencia and Dalot getting games too, as well as Romero.

That should still be good enough to get the 3 points.

4.) 05 Feb 2019 12:52:29
Fred for pogba
Dalot for young
Martial for lingard

Are the only changes I would make from the Leicester game

If and when we have a comfortable lead then sub off matic for mctominay, rashord for lukaku and herrera for pereira.

Should then have a fairly fresh pogba, rashford, matic, herrera, lingard and even though I thi k we all don't want young to play we know he will so at least a fresher young will be better than a tired young.

5.) 05 Feb 2019 13:03:19
Greenwood is an out and out striker and not ready for the first team, did you mean someone else?

6.) 05 Feb 2019 14:58:37
Probably Garner GDS.

I'm liking the shout of Jones in midfield actually. The further away he is from our penalty box the better. Maybe try him wide right?

7.) 05 Feb 2019 16:26:46
Yep my bad I meant the kid in bench for the reading fa Cup game. Jimmy garner.

Sharath u sure Jones could link up with other midfielders . matic/ Herrera both always seem to make themselves available for the centre backs to receive the ball when the opposition press. is Jones intelligent enough to play matic role and also support in attack?

Fresh, that would be too risky, with a midfield of Pogba mctom and Fred and Valencia on the right we would not have the current balance.

Schnauzer sounds like a plan👍.

8.) 05 Feb 2019 16:30:15
I'm a little confused why you think our players can't play Saturday morning and then Tuesday night? They will have had 6 days rest and will get another 6 days after the PSG game, 3 games in the next 14 days is hardly going to kill the poor things.

9.) 05 Feb 2019 18:28:01
Definitely not to Jones at DM. His passing is so bad and would be totally exposed there.

I think we will see more from Fred as he gets more game time. He wins the ball a lot, even though he loses it as well. As he plays, and gets used to the speed of the game, the latter will improve and the former shouldn't go anywhere.

Midfield is light, but Jones is not the answer if we want to play how we want to play.

10.) 06 Feb 2019 05:09:28
The CDM role is the area for which have struggled in the last 2 years. Matic will get burnt out towards the end if we do not rest him adequately.
I agree that Jones do not possess the game controlling ability, but he could do a job.
Remember Fergie using him to do a job on Bale in champions league few years back?

11.) 06 Feb 2019 10:22:42
I’m fairly sure another reason why Fellaini has been moved on is down to the fact some of the younger midfielders like garner will be getting a chance at some stage. I think we should play Gomes on Saturday.

12.) 06 Feb 2019 10:24:52
Gds2 - no one is saying they can't play Saturday and then Tuesday that's why no one is suggesting to rest 11 players, people are suggesting to rest a few key players who we will need to be at 100% to beat psg. Have you seen our fixture list for then next 9 games? Think the only other games we can weaken our team are Palace and Southampton.

13.) 06 Feb 2019 10:39:56
They'll have had 6 days rest since the Leicester game. We would be out of our mind to play a rotated team against a team fighting relegation. Look what happened when we tried it against Burnley. What's the priority. Top 4 or winning the Champions League? Let's get real. The top 4 is priority. Also, they're not swept off their feet with games at the moment so the same full team could play both games as they will have another 6 days rest after the PSG game. If the last week in the Premier League is anything to go by there is no gimme games in the Premier League at this moment in time.

14.) 06 Feb 2019 12:33:15

People are saying to rest pretty much the full midfield and other players as well which is madness in my opinion.

Maybe go 3-0 up and ease off / remove a few key players, but to lose the momentum or risk a defeat at this stage would be madness, it's not like we are playing 3 games a week, we have almost a full weeks break before the Fulham game and 6 days after the PSG game.

15.) 06 Feb 2019 12:54:40
Ummmm GDS, you do realise that in FIFA seasons, players stamina bar won’t be full if you play them in more than one game in a week, so that’s, eh, like science bro.

16.) 06 Feb 2019 13:08:04
Yes players can play Saturday and then Tuesday but if they are 5% off their best and the opposition are not it can make a difference.

Thats what managers/ coaches get paid for, making the marginal decisions.

17.) 06 Feb 2019 13:54:18
Gds - totally agree wholesale changes can't happen our squad depth isn't good enough but resting 3 should be fine.

Killers scones - obviously the same 11 can play both games and be fine but it's in April and May you suffer. One of reasons united sometimes under SAF wasn't great in the 1st half of seasons is the rotation but part of the reason united was generally better in thd 2nd half of the season was our big rotated squad was fresher than most. Fatigue of the mind aswell as the body shouldn't be underplayed even if its only a few % off. A few %can be difference between a row z clearance and a phil jones shank into our own top corner.

18.) 07 Feb 2019 07:14:53
I think the sensible thing is to rest no more than 1 player from defence, 1 from midfield and 1 from attack each time we need to vary from the preferred 11 in this busy period of games.
That way we maintain majority of the team doing what it does game in game out. That should also make it easier for others to slot in and do their job.

19.) 07 Feb 2019 07:43:01

I see your point however our best midfield and attack are by far best suited to our new style of play. Sanchez, Lukaku and Mata slow down and complicate our fast paced attack too much. We saw what happened when we swapped Herrera for Pereira in the Burnley game. Maybe bring in Dalot at wing back. Get a lead in the game then make early substitutions is the dream. Part of that dream also is that Jones doesn't get back in the team again because Bailey fulfills his potential like Lindelof. One can dream!

20.) 07 Feb 2019 10:16:38
I know Fred has been a bit dissapointing, but it seems he is just taking longer to adapt than we might have hoped. He is still good enough to be rotated in for one of our first choice midfielders against teams like Fulham.

IMO we should be rotating him in for one of them in every game where we don't 100% need our strongest side (ie Champions league and vs other top 6 PL teams) . That way, Herrera, Pogba and Matic all get some rest, and when we do need to put out the full strength team, none of them are tired. It's not about being tired against PSG, it's about the cumulative effect of fatigue, playing every game takes a toll after a while, even when the games aren't too close together. It will also give Fred the game time to help him adjust, and hopefully bring him up to the point where we don't feel the team is weakened when he plays.

21.) 07 Feb 2019 17:31:32
Personally I think top 4 is the priority and we’ve got a fantastic chance to get there this weeekend with Chelsea playing City. I’d be reluctant to change the team very much as we look disjointed without certain players IMO. I’d rather start strong and hopefully have the luxury of a few goals and then start resting the likes of Pogba, Rashford etc. The game against Fulham in my eyes is as big as the one on Tuesday as we can break into that top 4, something that was unimaginable only 2 months ago.



28 Jan 2019 20:39:32
There was a lot of talks about how ole would react when he has a bad run of games, we don't know yet and hope we don't have to. On another note Mr. Poch is lot of people's favourite to be our next boss.


1.) 28 Jan 2019 22:47:33
Contrast Pochs comments and Ole's and see who's more suited to be united manager.

2.) 29 Jan 2019 05:30:25
From Ole's comments, we can clearly see that he breathes Man United.
He is so proud of managing us and embraces the culture.

3.) 29 Jan 2019 12:43:59
Poch is a good coach no doubt about it.

Poor signings and lack of bottle are partly why they've gone out of two competitions in a week, and why they lost the league in that game against Chelsea a few seasons ago.

No doubt Poch has done a good job with Spurs but I can't see him taking the club to the next level.

4.) 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.

5.) 29 Jan 2019 16:51:38
Could also set a dangerous mindset for the players thinking that all they have to do is achieve top 4.

6.) 31 Jan 2019 03:09:47
I don’t think that’s the way players think at all. I don’t think any player at this level goes out there to deliberately loose or draw a game. They want to win. It’s what it’s all about. Win as many games as possible to become champions.

The only time anything less is even worth thinking about is in a tournament that has group stages I. e. UCL or World Cup. Then teams can strategise, rest players etc to ensure qualification for the next stage. Otherwise for me it’s about winning every time.



28 Dec 2018 09:32:57
News coming in United not looking to sell Pogba in winter or summer. Seems it is proving very difficult to find a buyer. Also there some rumours about a loan move in winter to Juve or PSG.

Though he was portrayed as being a virus during Mr. Jose's regime, it would still be good to have him in the team if he can carry on the form has shown in the last couple of games. But history shows he is very inconsistent and is unpredictable character. Interested to see what happens with him. Has huge potential though, could become a huge star in future or a miserable failure of a career.


1.) 28 Dec 2018 09:59:57
the loan rumours are coming from some kind of reliable sauce think is was hellmans,

then i read from Heinz that he is set to stay.

i get the papers and that need to make headlines to sell but its annoying that day to day they change there stories.

remeber fergie blasting the press in a press conference once saying its there job to tell the truth.

only reliable way of getting anything truthful is on this site.

days of reading papers are long gone for me.

2.) 28 Dec 2018 11:50:06
Ed002 mentioned that the plan is to sell but difficult to find suitable buyers with Juv interested. I would guess nothing has changed.

But before a couple of weeks many in here wanted him to be sold, would people change their mind after the past two games?

3.) 28 Dec 2018 12:32:54
the only positive is that he keeps playing well and then it might be easier to sell him,

its a difficult one to answer because if i had someone managing me that was constantly outing my co workers and making life miserable i would feel the same,

but then again us fans pay a lot of money to support the club and for him to go from giving little effort to maximum effort for a new manager, what's to say he will do the same if OLE or the next manager who ever it will be does the same.

an inform pogba is better than no pogba and he can take us to the next step but do we become a club based on player power. or was it jose that was the problem time will only tell,

if he goes he goes and if he stays then great, players should want to gove there all and play for the shirt regardless of winning if they show that they care most fans will be happy.

4.) 28 Dec 2018 22:00:53
I've not always been Pogbas biggest fan at United but if he can play like he did on Boxing Day why would you even want to sell or loan him?

He is easily the best player in the club and on his day and one of the best midfielders in Europe. If Ole can get him playing well, consistent and change his attitude around we should be building a team around him.

5.) 28 Dec 2018 23:03:32
I’m not comparing the two at all yet but Cantona was pandered to by Sir Alex and got preferential treatment to coax the best firm from him. This is nothing new in the game. Jose has no plan B - my way or the highway and life isn’t that simple.

6.) 29 Dec 2018 12:18:07
I don't think Pogba will go anywhere for a while.

It would be £140m+
The lose in face and commercial revenue will be high so a similar profile player would need to come in.

Barca don't have him as a priot and cannot afford him,

Real are going to go through a huge churn of players at some point and I think their investment is going to be on forward players.

Only leaves Juve and PSG as options for the short term, PSG have FFP issues and Juve don't have the £130m without selling or including players. Might be interesting if Dybala goes to Madrid though.

I think Paul will be with us for at least 1 more season based on the current situation.

7.) 29 Dec 2018 12:50:27
When does he stop being potential? He's 25 he needs to be stepping up on a consistent basis now. He can't fall back on a personality clash with the manager or that the managers tactics don't suit him now as excuses.

8.) 31 Dec 2018 17:22:47
It's hardly "falling back on" the manager's tactics. Jose required him to play in a way which stiffled him (and not just him, several of our players couldn't produce their best under Jose's way of playing) .

How would CR7 have fared if SAF had shoe-horned him into a more defensive role, or the Ji Sung Park role harrassing opposing playmakers?

He would have struggled to perform consistently, and would never have shown the quality he did in the more attacking role SAF actually used him in. Te same is true of most players, if you force them to play a role which requires attributes they don't possess, and doesn't use the attributes they do possess, they will not produce what they are capable of.



14 Dec 2018 14:55:51
Everyone wants to draw Manchester United on Monday. Reads the bb* headline.
So this what we have become now.

Hope we draw one of the so called big teams and best them.


1.) 15 Dec 2018 01:57:27
Pointless story. We are always news As we are the biggest draw.




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11 Jan 2019 13:05:54
Hello Guys! Hope you all good.

Cant wait for the month of Feb, come mouth watering fixtures coming up.

Just wanted to get your opinions. Who should be our main striker?

Now with Ole we have a change of style of play for the striker, constant high pressing, quick one touch passing on the edge of the box, drifting to the wings to whip in occasionally.

We all have seen Rashford does a very good job, only some concern with his composure and finishing.

We haven't seen how Lukaku will do in such a role, we know his first touch is outrageous but he puts away most of the chances. Also with our new style of play we create lot more chances than before and our strikers receive the ball facing the opposition goal unlike before. Lukaku has impressive scoring stats before we signed him.

I would really like to have Lukaku in this team, but its also very difficult to decide who to drop. The front three of Martial Rash and Lingard have been very impressive and settled. If we are to drop one of them it would be Lingard and Rashford playing from right side. Wasnt he already playing right in the youth team? But we know up front is his best position.

Or will Lukaku become our super sub as Ole? With someone of his scoring record is it ok to be a expensive supersub? I understand we have lot of games coming up and we would be rotating, but I would like to know your opinion of our strongest team striker.

Lot of you guys here could analyse the game and tactics so much better than me, would really like to know your views .


1.) 11 Jan 2019 13:33:59
Right now Rashford every day of the week. Unfortunately, pretty much all of our forwards share the common weakness of giving the ball away too easily for various reasons. Martial is guilty of choosing the wrong option a lot and running down blind alleyways, Lingard can still get breezed off the ball etc etc. Throwing Lukaku in to the mix can boil this problem over the edge and make our attack look disjointed and incoherent. No coincidence that his strengths are maximised playing with two of the best ball retainers in the world in De Bruyne and Hazard. If we went and got a world class right sided forward in the summer it would likely do wonders for a player like Lukaku.

Tbh a lot of our problems in attack stem from "we play with wingers but don't have a right winger"

2.) 11 Jan 2019 13:36:26
Lukaku misses chances in big games and we will not win titles with him in the first 11. He can be good to rotate with but we need to persist with Martial, Rashford or sign a top striker.

3.) 11 Jan 2019 13:40:44
Good question Alec. I think this is a great dilemma for ole to have. I would personally start rashford on the weekend and have Lukaku coming off the bench chomping at the bit to score and effect the game.

The biggest difference for Lukaku is that ole has asked him to play on the shoulder of the last man instead of being a traditional target man. For a man of such stature, he is actually very poor as a hold up/ target man. His best football at Everton came from running the channels and using his pace and strength to trouble the opposition. His scoring record is phenomenal. He scored 42 goals and 9 assists for club and country in this calendar year. I believe that is 13th in Europe. Pretty impressive for someone we have not seen the best of yet.

Rashford has been brilliant under ole. His confidence has been through the roof and his pace and movement has dramatically improved our play. Finishing has always been his weakness in his game but his finish against Newcastle was very composed. I wouldn’t want to change him just yet because it would disrupt his momentum. Eventually I would like to see us go two up top against the smaller sides at home with rashford and Lukaku up top and martial and Sanchez on the wings. Could potentially be devastating. If ole decides to go three at the back then we may see rashford and Lukaku up top. Either way we have two players in form who are enjoying their football again. Well done to ole and the coaching team.

4.) 11 Jan 2019 20:38:11
If we can get good money for Lukaku I would take it, same for Sanchez. I don’t think either are right for us. We’ve been doing well without them and it would provide funds for defence and midfield.

5.) 11 Jan 2019 21:42:37
I'd be amazed if we didn't see the same 11 that started in Ole's first game against Cardiff.

Lukaku has done well from the bench but I think he'll have to settle for a supporting role again providing everybody is fit.

I think Rashford's energy, mobility, work rate and pressing ability gives him the edge. Lingard's intelligent movement, tireless engine and his ability to press from the front will also be vitally important. Martial provides us with some crucial width from the left. His dribbling ability and clinical finishing is capable of opening up even the best defensives.

I fully expect us to line up with 3 in midfield. Pogba, Matic and Herrera gives us a nice balance of creativity, energy and steel. Pogba has chiefly operated as the more advanced, attacking midfielder in a sort of left sided No10 position. I think he might operate slightly deeper against Spurs. I think he'll have to be more defensively switched on and this will be a good test to judge just how much he had progressed under Ole. Weirdly come Monday morning if we're talking about how well Pogba defended I'd be quietly satisfied.

For all our attacking intent of late I think the result will be decided on how well we can defend. I think we definitely have the pace, movement and creativity to cause them problems but we'll have to eradicate the lapses of concentration, unforced errors and individual mistakes at the back. If we can do that we might just be in business.

6.) 12 Jan 2019 04:51:33
Lukaku plays very well from the right, so i wouldn't be surprised to see lukaku start up front, and rash right, but the two of the switching a lot during the game. could also drop AM and move Rash left keeping lingard in.

7.) 12 Jan 2019 10:58:29
Ole had said no reason why they can’t play together.



23 Aug 2018 06:13:41
Ridiculous rumors about a plane with banner "ED OUT - LUHG" in turf moor. Why would people pay their hard earned money to do such stupid things.?


1.) 23 Aug 2018 07:57:26
To be fair, anyone spending money to go watch this team is already wasting their hard earned cash.

2.) 23 Aug 2018 09:00:06
Cant defend the team performance about your point RWWD. But there are still some faithfuls who support the team whatsoever.

3.) 23 Aug 2018 09:00:06
Cant defend the team performance about your point RWWD. But there are still some faithfuls who support the team whatsoever.

4.) 23 Aug 2018 10:46:34
I support the team whatsoever. It is a waste of money to do so at the moment. Not mutually exclusive statements :)

5.) 23 Aug 2018 11:51:03
Makes sense.

6.) 23 Aug 2018 18:52:53
persons. The losers that make a banner that is and fly it from a plane. Truly puerile and moronic.

7.) 25 Aug 2018 07:44:28
That meant to say losers not persons.



10 Aug 2018 19:03:59
Ah ha!
Paul Pogba starts as captain. who would have predicted that. let's get a positive stay lads. come on united. Pogboom scores and kisses the batch 😁😊😉.




10 Aug 2018 09:47:45
Yesterday there was a discussion on Pogba's hair.

The lad just released a 1 min video of his hair cut. Just saying.

Hopefully he finds his world cup form for us.


1.) 10 Aug 2018 10:32:28
So hopefully, he'll release a one minute clip of him training hard and enjoying being a United player. Football before image, just saying!



09 Aug 2018 17:29:19
Not everything is over guys. players can still leave remember 😉.


1.) 09 Aug 2018 17:48:32
The good news keeps coming in haha.
Also, nice to see Pogba with a shiny new haircut. It disappeared with France, but it came back. Concentrate on football you plonker.

2.) 09 Aug 2018 18:01:33
Whys everyone so obsessed with his haircuts and dancing? Geroge best Bryan Robson and plenty of others were doing much worse. Let's be honest what we care about is him putting that effort in in the pitch.

3.) 09 Aug 2018 18:02:51
We were not able to get the targets. I believe atleast we don't lose Pogba martial without replacement.

4.) 09 Aug 2018 18:04:12
George Best and Bryan Robson did their stuff on the pitch.

5.) 09 Aug 2018 18:05:20
George Best won the eurooean cup for us and the league title. Pogba has done nothing with us so far. Its amazing how he just knuckled down with France and as soon as he's back here, he's back to his old ways.
Bryan Robson, haircuts? Everyone's hair looked like bryan robson at the time.

6.) 09 Aug 2018 18:30:17
But the point is what's his hair got to do with anything? Your complaining about a players personal life he's entitled to do whatever he likes complain about his performances because as I said he could be doing a lot worse things than getting haircuts.

7.) 09 Aug 2018 18:57:09
So does this mean that if pogba doesn't colour his hair, he's automatically knuckling down?

8.) 09 Aug 2018 19:03:08
Perhaps the board have had enough of Jose wasting millions on players that have been rubbish. Out of the signings he’s made only matic and Lukaku performed. And matic for only 6 months. He’s either sold his signings or fallen out with them. Yet the board are to blame for lack of funding.

9.) 09 Aug 2018 19:04:32
Back to his old ways? What, getting his hair cut?
Let the bloke kick a ball before we hang him.




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05 Feb 2019 16:26:46
Yep my bad I meant the kid in bench for the reading fa Cup game. Jimmy garner.

Sharath u sure Jones could link up with other midfielders . matic/ Herrera both always seem to make themselves available for the centre backs to receive the ball when the opposition press. is Jones intelligent enough to play matic role and also support in attack?

Fresh, that would be too risky, with a midfield of Pogba mctom and Fred and Valencia on the right we would not have the current balance.

Schnauzer sounds like a plan👍.




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28 Dec 2018 11:50:06
Ed002 mentioned that the plan is to sell but difficult to find suitable buyers with Juv interested. I would guess nothing has changed.

But before a couple of weeks many in here wanted him to be sold, would people change their mind after the past two games?




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07 Aug 2018 12:52:16
Danny that made me laugh. But heard Mr. Witsel is looking for a move from Chinaa.


{Ed002's Note - He has already moved.}



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06 Aug 2018 17:26:42
Worrying signs mate. according to ed001 he overrated and had issues with Bayern board due to somethings to do with jay z.





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20 Jun 2019 17:04:45
Shocking, can a player have such a power that too in a national team?




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11 May 2019 23:34:46
Ken's account hacked?




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29 Sep 2018 18:20:55
Hello ed001. I saw you mentioned there is a lot of money tied in Jose contact. I just wanted to ask if this would mean we are stuck with him how much ever the situation gets worse or things could change.


{Ed001's Note - it depends how bad things get. They don't want to pay it up unless they have to.}



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23 Aug 2018 11:51:03
Makes sense.




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23 Aug 2018 09:00:06
Cant defend the team performance about your point RWWD. But there are still some faithfuls who support the team whatsoever.