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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.



06 Aug 2018 09:00:05
Seems like we are being linked with Jerome Boetang now. I don't remember Ed002 mentioning him in the sharkapod, can someone confirm?


1.) 06 Aug 2018 09:10:10
He didn't mention him I don't think. He has been linked with arsenal and psg I think so could just be throwing our name in to up the price. I hope we actually aren't in for him.

2.) 06 Aug 2018 09:37:25
Oh ok, thanks Mort! Leicester manager has clearly stated McGuire is not leaving and with reports saying toffees have agreed a 28m deal for yery mina, it could be Toby or bust. Or may be the reports are a load of bull.

{Ed001's Note - Boateng is unwanted by Bayern and they are looking to get him and Jay-Z out the door. The link is because you have Lukaku who is also represented by Jay-Z. Not footballing wise, off field stuff. Bayern think he is much more interested in being a star than being a player. To be fair, he has been abysmal the last couple of seasons and worn out their patience, and they will literally sell him to anyone who will take him. They just want rid.}

3.) 06 Aug 2018 10:09:25
Thanks for the info Ed. Just googled it seems he wouldn't be much help for our defense with all his distractions. No wonder no club is ready to have him. Hope we are not that much desperate.

Seems Liverpool have done a good bit of business this window. You must be excited for the start of the new season not likewise for many of us here. Cheers! (Y)

{Ed001's Note - I am not sure he would be much help anyway, never understood why he is so highly rated personally.

It does look a good season. I am excited to see Bielsa in English football as well at last. This season looks the most exciting that I can remember.}

4.) 06 Aug 2018 10:23:44
No idea why anyone who’d want Boateng. Makes Smalling looks competent.

5.) 06 Aug 2018 12:29:20
"They spoke about him having 650 pairs of shoes! He can't be right upstairs. "

6.) 06 Aug 2018 13:15:01
"El Loco". this guy looks terrifying Ed. Jose should try his mind games with this guy before the game :) :) :D.

7.) 06 Aug 2018 16:52:08
Slow, old, want's to be a rapper not a footballer. Sadly, I'd have Jones over him any day.



06 Nov 2016 05:27:56
Rooney has fell out with Mourinho and wants to leave in January.
The argument started after the Fenerbache game when Mourinho told Rooney he wasn't doing enough as captain. [Sport]

Any truth in it?


1.) 06 Nov 2016 10:17:06
reports today he will see out his contract.

2.) 06 Nov 2016 10:20:03
There's truth in the comment, though whether Mou said it or not.

3.) 06 Nov 2016 11:34:57
I really think we should not worry about this but support Jose clearing out the not up-to-standard players especially those who does not show passion and/ or commitment.
Firstly they are paid tons and yet play worse than the juniors but still want to throw their weight around. I believe SAF wanted Roo out for a reason and good as he WAS we should not be held ransom by anyone; not Roo, not Ibrahim and certainly not even Pogba. Look at Carrick! He is the great example of a captain material who does his job and NEVER heard him ever bitch about anything. He inspires people and even fans and has no airs about him. I'd rather hold on to him than Roo or Ibra tbh.
Jose should take this chance and really be focus and already be plotting assault on next season's title. He should really invite Scholes to discuss inputs or maybe be the person to replace that WJ. Hope Jose can humble himself to do just that. It would make him a better person.

4.) 06 Nov 2016 13:34:11
Great news if true. Well done Jose. If this is what it takes.

5.) 07 Nov 2016 00:10:05
Best performance of the season from Rooney today, kick in the teeth for some it seems.

6.) 07 Nov 2016 07:24:32
Yes he played well yesterday, but one game at this level in 3 months just doesn't cut it for me. He is over the hill and represents the past rather than the future.

7.) 07 Nov 2016 13:20:52
Your only as good as your last game and Rooney was good yesterday.
Is it so hard to give him credit when it's due? .




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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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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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06 Aug 2018 16:24:00
Ed002 thanks for the replies above. already the sharkapod was much informative thanks! Hopefully the deal is finalized with Barcelona and the club could look for a replacement before Thursday. we can only dream.




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06 Aug 2018 13:15:01
"El Loco". this guy looks terrifying Ed. Jose should try his mind games with this guy before the game :) :) :D.





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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.




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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.




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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.