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17 May 2017 08:37:27
Haven't been on here that long and I pick up the eds and the posters find a lot of sources as very dubious and not reliable but a couple mentioning bale may like a return to England and would prefer a move to utd over Chelsea, anything in this or twaddle .

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{Ed001's Note - according to those that know the lad very well, family, friends and former and current coaches of his, at least the ones I have managed to speak to, they all say he has no interest in leaving Spain and is really happy there. Unless Madrid want rid, which I have not heard of any genuine talk of that being the case just yet, it is highly unlikely he will be moving this summer. Money may talk I guess, but this is his dream, playing for Madrid.}


1.) 17 May 2017 11:21:28
Cheers mate, greizmann it is then hopefully if bale a none starter, damn talk sport building my hopes up.


 

 

 

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31 Dec 2017 22:21:23
Happy new year all and a couple of thoughts . Jm is our manager and I hope we judge him at the seasons end not now . To his detractors judge him fairly at the end of the season, to his backers the same I hope we all are open minded and judge him on what happened not what fits our own point of view .
I fear he's old school a bit like raffa play anyone half decent and retreat to 35 yards from goal, let the opponent's reach that point unchallenged then form a brick wall where newer coaches hunt the ball down and look to be on the front foot against anyone not just weaker sides, you all know who I'm talking about .
Let's back Jose and judge him seasons end and in a fair way.

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1.) 01 Jan 2018 08:40:13
He has had long enough to put together a team that can string 5 forward passes together, and play with some verve and style -but he hasn't done that. The players are playing well within themselves and playing some of the most insipid, slow, boring football of any top 4 team in recent memory.

Add to that the fact that he rarely looks happy, rarely smiles -which can't be good for his own well being -, looks like a homeless person and is living in a hotel away from his family then I think the chances of us and Jose having a long and happy relationship are minute.


2.) 01 Jan 2018 09:29:09
Totally Agree Boy. The brand of football we're playing is not much better than the last few years. We were destroyed against City, parked the bus against Scousers. Tried to park it against chelsea. We can't pass with authority. We can't retain the ball. We're playing stupid tactics with two midfielders and getting overrun in most matches. So what part of improvement are we talking about.
If a good manager had our players, we will be playing better football and dare I say, be closer to the leaders.
4th place is looking unlikely as both Liverpool and Spurs are closing in.
We'll see what happens against Everton.

{Ed025's Note - everton is a great opportunity to get back on track AAA but this united side is nothing like the one we all want to see, and that for me is purely down to the manager mate..


3.) 01 Jan 2018 12:11:32
Who would you guys like to see start upfront with your current injuries?


 

 

12 Dec 2017 11:05:36
Maybe we are now using the word pragmatic instead of defensive. I don't mind counter attacking and the arsenal game was thrilling, but by the end we had been under siege for large parts of the game and it took the best GK in the world to have one of his best ever games . When we defended in numbers last year people thought a new CB and a good defensive midfielder will mean we don't need attackers back so much . We get lindlehof and the excellent matic but has it really given more freedom to others in big games or do we still have the everyone back approach. When infront of our eyes we can see the amount of possession the opponent's are having is becoming an issue we need to be a bit braver or get a player who can stem the tide, offer some control and help give the opponent's problems getting the ball . Kroos comes to my mind lots of passes rarely give the ball away . I know the ed says savic and soler are the preferred options, I haven't seen to much of them does anyone know the style of players these are .

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02 Dec 2017 23:10:56
It's a long time since I enjoyed a match as much as I did today . Loads of great performances pogba and Rom were strong and a handful, young going to world cup if he keeps this up, de gea fantastic, I haven't been a big lingaard fan but take a bow great today following up on a good mid week performance his best game for utd today . Martial looked the part again today to . I think ozil may have won a few utd doubters round today to and would be very welcome on that evidence . That was truely entertaining today credit to arsenal to, best game I've seen in ages.

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24 Oct 2017 11:21:50
Hard to put a finger on season so far, kind fixtures, flying start had us thinking have we bridged the gap 6th to 1st in one swoop. A few injuries some pretty negative stuff and duznt look quite as Rosey as it did a few weeks ago .
Last season Chelsea were ahead of the bunch and we were always just behind the bunch . The matic and Costa sales have dropped Chelsea back into the bunch, and we have made that little step to join it . I know pool and arsenal a little behind but when the top 6 have had a similar amount of tussles with eachother I think it will bunch up a bit . The problem is city have lept out of the pack. as much as I hate our approach sometimes I think it may suit European games as like it or loathe it jm can nullify teams and is hard to beat in knockout football hence our cup successes last season . City may find there approach in Europe a bit more troublesome when they meet a team of similar ability who hit back . Let's hope pogba back soon we look so much better with him playing . we have to stay patient with lindlehof although errors he's made are basic and hard to explain away new team or not . Jm got bailey so we have to assume he has an eye for a defender.

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23 Oct 2017 11:17:11
I'm not a fan of changing rules in football but now and then they are for the better can't pick up a back pass and 3 points for a win not 2.
Heard someone say why not no points for a nil nil draw, coaches seem able to set a team up in a way that forgoing attacking options they can be difficult to break down . no manager is trying not to score but it's clearly a secondary concern sometimes. not that many games finish goalless so it wouldn't effect the table much but it may effect the mindset of coaches. Games like the pool game millions around the world would be gripped knowing something's got to give not bored . Every coaches gameplay must include a plan to score or there will be no reward . it's just a throw away idea I heard and maybe it's the attacking teams job to break a team down however defensive the other team is . There's been good goalless draws but normally they are pants . maybe the actual phrase park the bus has just highlighted it more and it's always been a big part of football.

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1.) 23 Oct 2017 11:32:01
Or how about for every 10 goals you have in the goal difference bracket you get an extra point at the end of the season. So if you finish with a goal difference of +45 say you would get an extra 4 points at the end of the season. If it was +22 then 2 points, +58 would be 5 points.

Surely that would make games entertaining for the whole 90 minutes as every goal would count. No point getting 2-0 up in the first half and shutting up shop. As clearly you have a chance to score a couple more goals.


2.) 23 Oct 2017 11:45:37
I like both ideas, my idea for the manager below was kind of trying to achieve similar things for just Man Utd, but it would improve every game if there was more emphasis placed on winning by as high a margin as possible in every game.

Too many games are attack vs defence at the minute, with defence simply stifling hoping to nick a goal last 10mins. The cost for failure is too high now financially, so these changes could improve the spectacle.


3.) 23 Oct 2017 12:46:17
How about an electric cattle prod in the managers seat that if enough of the crowd want more entertainment they press a button in a handset. Appreciate the risk Beast May develop repetitive strain injuries. How about the manager has to shout over the tannoy every 15 mins “are you not entertained” and if the crowd give the thumbs down Jose has had it and the lions are let loose

Just a suggestion.


4.) 23 Oct 2017 12:58:16
Red Man, love it, it's the future!


5.) 23 Oct 2017 14:54:40
Three fantastic ideas. The first two are genius but will need FA approval. Redman idea can be done by pushing buttons and on our wonderful screens at OT, we can get thumbs up for good play it thumbs down for mourinho get your act together.


6.) 23 Oct 2017 16:41:05
I think you should be relegated if you have less than 30% possession or have less than 5 shots on target in five games or more during the season.


7.) 23 Oct 2017 16:54:07
do you think mourinho is holding the club to ransom for a new contract? i just find it odd that the tactics have become so negative and performance levels have dropped so bad since the international break. maybe players are still carrying knocks.

to hear Jose say the attitude at Huddersfield was worse than a friendly is quite baffling and IMO means he has not prepared the team well for the game at all.


8.) 23 Oct 2017 19:42:54
Haha! Redman, the best post iv seen here! Class.


 

 

 

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14 Nov 2017 10:35:43
I'm a big bale fan and would have loved us to get him last summer, other posters pointed out it was to risky as he's injured a lot and now to be honest they are being proved correct . Very hard to justify big fee and big wages .

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17 Jul 2017 14:13:18
If there was an acceptance ddg was leaving it would be a big call not to take kroos if it shown to be possible, played for some good sides but made them better a serial trophy winner, you'd need a pretty special side not to fit him in, not realy a destroyer though but offers massive control of a game against good sides to imo.

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15 Jun 2017 18:49:14
Danny IL try and offer a view as why a few struggle with morata price . What's causing his valuation people don't see it in his record, sub then 15 in two seasons at juventos then back to Madrid bench again, nobody saying he's a bad player . Is valuation because there's fierce competition for him forcing the price up, maybe but haven't heard much about that . Or finally is price seeming so high cause they don't want to sell, but they seem fairly keen to negotiate if that's the case, maybe they are only willing to negotiate because it's to good a deal for them not to . Personally I'd walk away explore other options and see if there stance changed a little if all interest went because of the price . Hopefully figures of 70 or 80 million is wild paper talk.

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15 Jun 2017 15:18:09
Agree weggy walk away if there's any truth in 80 million we are trying to compete with real Madrid not finance their next superstar by buying there sub. Who else is going to give them anywhere near that, call there bluff and walk away or change target . I'd rather poke up Torino than real Madrid.

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13 Jun 2017 20:49:50
I'm not sure how finishing a country mile behind Chelsea then buying a player off them who they think can be improved upon helps us close the gap . I'd go for kroos I know he's not a dier or matic type but he's so much better than them. A midfield playmaker in the scholes of later years . A midfield 3 of kroos pogba and Herrera as good as any if coached well.

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22 Feb 2018 14:58:33
Last season 20odd points off the pace and a bit dull but jm puts 2 trophies in the cabinet and says judge me on that . I'm not a big fan of his but it's a strong arguement to his detractors . The problem though is if you end up a mile behind in the league, win nothing and are often pretty terrible to watch then Jose's arguement evaporates about our style and why we play that way . Let's see the season out and he will either win something and again say the end justifies the means and point at a trophy or leave fans scratching our heads at our approach.

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22 Feb 2018 13:46:16
It's always caused debate on here results or attractive football . I've no idea why it's seen as one or the other, look around Europe's top leagues including our own, teams playing attractive football are doing just fine and will take most of the major prizes.

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18 Feb 2018 11:17:38
Yeah I'm in the martial left, lukaku centre and Sanchez right club ken, three man midfield with pogba the most advanced . We all see it slightly different I guess. I just thought the left didn't need fixing as much as the right . I do get tho Sanchez was good for arsenal from the left but needs must for me.

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{Ed004's Note - I agree}


 

 

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18 Feb 2018 10:34:40
I totally get why martial can frustrate people I think his body language can make him look uninterested, but he does score goals, provide assists and have the ability to glide past players more than any other utd player . I'm all for rotating when a player is off form but I find Shaw, rash and martial will be rotated regardless of form or if previous performance was good, bad or indifferent . I think it's hard for rash and martial to show consistent form as they are rotated, subbed or moved position every game.

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18 Feb 2018 09:53:20
I think it's in martials locker to have off days and look lazy but the lad has ability to do things others can't he can look really dangerous sometimes, he's fast and skillfully and we have never seen him play twenty odd games up front in a row to know how prolific he could be . He's played mainly left hand side and he has chipped in with goals and assists, I'm not sure the constant rotation helps him, people may say well he has a bad game then he deserves it, will that apply to say Sanchez. i'd rather have players u know have the level needed but are inexperienced so sometimes don't show it than a player who tries hard but just hasn't got the ability. If Sanchez is to play left and lukaku central then martial and rashford are going to have problems subs or the position nobody can make their own on the right . At the end of the day the players need to find the consistency themselves and the manager to make the most of it.

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