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28 Nov 2017 15:41:23
"Jose wants to sign a new left and right over the next two transfer windows. [james ducker] #mufc"

I'd be amazed if he didn't want that.

1.) 28 Nov 2017 16:36:53
James Ducker, mystic bloody Meg. Lol.

2.) 28 Nov 2017 17:20:07
I asked him for the lottery numbers. He said its 6 numbers between 1-59.

3.) 28 Nov 2017 17:31:57
The predictions of a man named James Ducker
Are obvious even to a sucker
Jose wants to sign
Two players, that's fine
Now bring it on Pep you mother-f.

4.) 28 Nov 2017 17:32:19
I know, Jose what's a left-back and right sided forward. No sh! t haha.

5.) 28 Nov 2017 22:59:58
RWWD is the winner of this weeks best post 🤣.



02 Sep 2017 20:01:48
Qatari Royal family trying to buy Manchester United apparently. Be very surprised if Glazers sold without legacy bonuses or whatever.

1.) 02 Sep 2017 20:42:44
Old story doing the rounds from 2011. i think the glazers will see through one more round of tv deals at least before selling.

2.) 02 Sep 2017 21:05:14
Yes I have no doubt this is regurgitated news. And I think with Brexit we will have the Glazers for many more years. Just my opinion.

3.) 03 Sep 2017 02:43:49
Surely Brexit and the resulting weak pound makes it a more attractive proposition? Or would it be purchased in dollars as it's listed on the NYSE?

4.) 03 Sep 2017 09:10:58
Unless after seeing how transfer fees have gone this year they don't want to be spending 300 million every summer.

5.) 03 Sep 2017 11:40:55
USD probably going to be smashed soon, (already getting hammered), so whilst GBP and USD are weak it may be an opportune time for a deal. Especially with Qatar sanctions and other geo-political problems emerging in Qatar they may want to act quickly to secure more solid overseas assets that aren't dependent on natural gas for example.

6.) 03 Sep 2017 13:14:44
Im sure Ed002 mentioned maybe 18 month back that the Glazers were actually looking to sell around now, can any of the Eds confirm this?

{Ed002's Note - The exchange rate has shelved plans most foreign owners had for selling for now.}



20 Aug 2017 22:57:23
Ibrahimovic to sign next week, but Lukaku to remain the main striker.

This would indicate he'll be fit before January.

1.) 21 Aug 2017 06:26:47
Did the ed not say the return of ibra would mean the end of martial?

2.) 21 Aug 2017 08:14:11
I don't think Martial and Ibra play in the same position. I do think Martial and Rash are strikers, but will be used as wingers, so that leaves Lukaku as our only striker. It make sense to have at least 2 natural strikers.

3.) 21 Aug 2017 12:30:38
I don't see how, Martial will continue to operate from the wide left and Jose has said what a change there has been in Martial.

4.) 23 Aug 2017 13:52:14
wouldn't be the end and is quite laughable to even suggest it.
Ibra is purely another option as he isn't like the other strikers we have.



20 Aug 2017 19:19:12
Ibra to sign next week. Lukaku will remain first choice.

Does this mean he's back sooner than first thought?

1.) 20 Aug 2017 21:05:14
I hope he is 2nd choice and his ego doesn't demand a starting spot, we look miles more fluid and dangerous on the counter without him.

2.) 20 Aug 2017 21:17:29
Agreed, not a bad player to have on the bench though. And the other players love him so he is no problem in the dressing room. Not this one anyway. We already have a massive team, imagine chucking him and Fellaini on for set pieces when we need a goal. Along with all the other tall lads in the side.

3.) 20 Aug 2017 22:52:39
Great news. can't have too many winners knocking about the place. i'm sure he has been made aware of the pecking order. The players do appear to love him and what he brings. It also gives us a more like for like replacement if lukaku gets injured so we won't have to alter the way we play.
He brings a lot to the camp and is a good example for the young lads to follow. A great option off the bench he scores goals.

4.) 20 Aug 2017 23:49:22
I woulsnt want him if it means we will lose Martial.

5.) 21 Aug 2017 03:49:44
Could he play 10 behind Lukaku? Could push Miki back out wide again. Can't see Ibra sitting on the bench when fit.

6.) 21 Aug 2017 06:23:02
Look a better team with out him.

7.) 21 Aug 2017 07:50:50
I think resigning him is okay if its about squad rotation. i would not want to see rash or martial's place compromised in the line up as we lose a lot of our speed and things slow down when ibra is in the line up.

I think if we sign him it will be on our terms.

8.) 21 Aug 2017 08:50:14
Push Mikki back out wide? Is that the Mikki that has four assists in two games playing centrally, won German league player of the year playing number 10 in a non Bayern Munich team and is far less effective as a wide player?

9.) 21 Aug 2017 09:37:49
Can't argue with that Man from Manc. Miki has looked immense in his actual position. Funny that.

10.) 21 Aug 2017 12:06:27
I agree completely that Miki is best played centrally. I would not change the starting line up right now, other than maybe a wide right player for Mata. Or a fully fit and on form Shaw at left back.

I was just suggesting where Jose might play Ibra of he is back fit. I think he will start more games than not.

11.) 21 Aug 2017 12:18:32
I don't think Zlatan coming back will have any impact on Martial. Martial hasn't played up front under Jose. We're short on numbers on out and out strikers. This is a welcomed addition!



11 Aug 2017 22:48:19
Bruno Amorim, another Bebe type signing?

1.) 11 Aug 2017 23:28:56
Think its more for the under 23s than the first team.

2.) 12 Aug 2017 06:12:30
Sydney. Good to c u again posting regularly. Done with your sabbatical?

3.) 12 Aug 2017 11:36:14
Why not? Mendes hasn't flogged is a player for a while. Lol.




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28 Nov 2017 14:05:58
Will we play a different line-up to keep players fresh?

1.) 28 Nov 2017 16:38:10
I expect so.

2.) 28 Nov 2017 18:44:29
Think a few changes Syd.
I'm guessing both full backs and rash out darmian blind and mata or jessie in. Possibly see a change at cb too.
Just a guess on my part.

3.) 28 Nov 2017 19:30:16
Rash out rojo in, change of shape tho.

4.) 29 Nov 2017 08:37:53
Jessie in?



25 Nov 2017 00:59:03
Mourinho: "I wasn't happy with his (Mkhitaryan) last performances. I'm not speaking about one or two, I'm speaking about three, four or five. He started the season very well and after that, step by step he was disappearing. "

Well I'm glad Jose could see what we were all seeing. Well most of us. Good player, but has struggled recently. Hope he can get his mojo back.

1.) 25 Nov 2017 08:43:37
Yep agree syd. Let's hope it inspires miki if it doesn't and we get more of the same flakey performances then sell him.

2.) 25 Nov 2017 12:52:10
Easy to attack Miki as far as the manager is concerned. Why not say exactly the same about Lukaku, more time on the pitch than Miki as well. He said pretty much the opposite when Lukaku was getting some deserved gyp recently.

I agree with everything the manager has said about Miki as a fan, but if he is going down that line then why be the school bully? He has his favourites, imagine him saying this about Zlatan, Lukaku or Pogba - all three have done well for periods and then faded very badly for long runs of games?

So I'm all up for hearing honest views of the managers so long as they don't cherry pick easy targets. Jose has shown himself to be a weasel here as far as I'm concerned, weak and wimpish.

3.) 25 Nov 2017 13:06:00
So true Beast mourinho needs to be fair with all.

4.) 25 Nov 2017 13:09:38
Agree Syd and good management from Jose. He's been coasting through games, not working hard enough and maybe thinking the odd assist, decent pass or dribble was good enough. Letting Fabregas run past him a number of times against Chelsea sums him up. Big wake up call, he's going to have to wait for his chance and at least put in the required work rate or he won't even find himself in the match day squad. Time to knuckle down and show some real desire, commitment and prove to us all he's good enough to be a regular starter again.

5.) 25 Nov 2017 13:58:05
Amount of times Lukaku has shouted at Mikhitaryan to run here or there. It's painful to watch. Hopefully it's a bit of a rut and he can get back to where he was near the start of the season. Otherwise it's another Kagawa situation.

6.) 25 Nov 2017 14:05:10
Miki has been incredibly poor. Right to be called out on as it has been a number if appearances in a row. Jose has done this with players recently and each time it has garnered a response from the player. Why not do it again if miki responds. Jose obviously feels he has to. Not a weasel move beast, this is how Jose has got the correct response from martial, miki arc.

Lukaku needs service and hasn't been getting it. Why attack a player who has been Good when given the right chances. I think lukaku has suffered a bit from a knock and Jose knows it. No sense in criticising lukaku IMO. He is there to bang the ball in the net, hard to do when he is not getting the creativity, partly the reason he has had a shot at miki right now.



09 Nov 2017 18:11:35
Marcel Desailly on Jose: "He looks like he's not really had the team he wanted, like when you compare with [Pep] Guardiola, who really chose every player he wanted in and out. Jose Mourinho, he's still dealing with some players that he didn't really want in his system. "

So so so true. Jose will be a much happier man at the end of the summer I'm sure.

1.) 09 Nov 2017 20:44:50
Of course he will be happier at the end of summer he will be in paris .

2.) 09 Nov 2017 21:06:04
I think he's just using PSG to get a payrise. Not saying he wouldn't go, but I think he's haggling over a new deal and wanting assurances.

3.) 09 Nov 2017 21:29:54
I've said before syd psg are flying why would they change there manager.

4.) 10 Nov 2017 07:15:18
Rumour this morning is they want Conte, Jose will have a meltdown if that happens.

5.) 10 Nov 2017 07:57:05
Jred, you say why would psg change but yet say he is going there. Make up your mind.

6.) 10 Nov 2017 08:43:03
It's was tongue in cheek angle.



06 Nov 2017 09:47:05
Carragher: "United were playing with 10 men with Mkhitaryan on the pitch. "

Very true, but how would people resolve this issue with the current players we have? Mata seriously lacks pace which is no good when Lukaku and Rash are playing counter attacking football.

1.) 06 Nov 2017 10:16:39
Syd, since Pogba has been out injured Mkhitaryan hasn’t scored a goal or provided an assist. He is very much a player who only shows up when the team is playing well, but disappears when the chips are down.

Yesterday we could have literally played anyone and they would have provided more to the team than Mkhitaryan provided. Lingard has fantastic work rate and has a habit of stepping up in the big occasions. We could have played Blind at LB, he was good against Benfica. Then pushed Young further up the pitch. We could have played McTominay and he would have been more involved than Mkhitaryan was yesterday. We could have played Martial alongside Lukaku and dropped Rashford into the No.10 role Mkhitaryan played yesterday. If Fellaini is fit enough for the bench he could have started.

For me though yesterday I thought we were tactically outdone, they went with Kante, Bakayoko and Fabregas in midfield, all very mobile. They swamped us, we were too static and outnumbered. Now although I feel Pogba has been a massive miss for us over the last month or so, I don’t believe he would have made a huge difference yesterday. Matic has been a fantastic signing for us, but he does lack mobility, same as Fellaini and Carrick. We need to have a midfielder or two who can add some mobility to our midfield, players who never stop moving, and not just running but smart movement, players who create space for their team and shut it off for the opponent.

Yesterday we had a game like everyone on here has been crying out for, an open end to end game. I’m glad to see everyone is happy with the performance and the result.

2.) 06 Nov 2017 10:16:59
Wilkins: "Lukaku lacks hold up play. "

Again very true, something Fellaini, Ibra and Pogba are great at. Holding up play for the runners.

3.) 06 Nov 2017 10:18:39
Play a different way. Most games we have 2 or 3 that don't turn up not just Miki, we aren't good enough to carry them against good teams. All of our attackers have 1 good game in 4 (or more), it's not good enough - most players are anonymous for 85mins of the game. These attacking players we have are very good, so clearly we need to unleash them and that means having more men attacking creating space and providing options on and off the ball. Everyone is so isolated.

Sacrifice some of the defensive cover, for offensive options. It's harder to score than to keep a team out, especially as most teams will operate ultra defensively against us if they fear that we will attack. Look how City can play 20 yards further forward all game with their DM being more creative than our best attacking player. We have had some true quality creative players and great attackers in recent years, but they are wasted more often than not on account of too few players attacking.

4.) 06 Nov 2017 10:20:18
Syd however good we play and however bad we played there will always something missing. We have a bunch of players missing and we’re far from being the finished article so people will always complain. That’s only human.
It’s early still and I can remember there were so much complaints last season and all seems to be cool when we win the silverwares.
Get use to it and hear what people say end of this season. I think we’re ok tbh but of course there’ll be plenty of negative comments to come still. But I agree with you on your post.

5.) 06 Nov 2017 10:24:20
Pogba fellaini and Mata should all be available for our next game .

6.) 06 Nov 2017 10:40:19
I agree with shaps lots of other options and Chelsea got there tactics right .

7.) 06 Nov 2017 13:38:26
Good post Shaps.

8.) 06 Nov 2017 16:52:21
Who's this 'bunch of player's that's missing? Apart from Pogba?

9.) 07 Nov 2017 13:38:40
I'm not Lukaku's biggest fan, but even I can see the lad's not getting anywhere near enough decent service.



05 Nov 2017 19:00:14
A few players have lost their mojo atm, hopefully Jose can get them playing well again. We need Pogba and Ibra back. Rojo looked good last season, he's even a decent LB. Obviously fullback positions need sorting, right forward and a decent hardworking box2box midfielder. We needed quite an overhaul, but couldn't do it all in two summers. I'm confident we'll complete build this summer and look a more balanced side, with a stronger bench.

1.) 05 Nov 2017 19:20:39
I thought Rojo started to look good at CB but was usually pretty shocking at LB and I'm really not sure Ibra is the answer to any question, he is clearly talented and an icon but he is slow and ponderous. When we had Lukaku, Martial and Rashford on the pitch we looked dangerous but there was no link from the midfield. With what we have now I think 4-3-3 might be the way forward with Martial and Rash dropping back when needed to strengthen the middle. Matic, Pogba and Fellaini/ Herrera is a strong combination and with that pace up front we will worry anybody. I'm not sure why we need a specific number 10 when Pogba is back.

2.) 05 Nov 2017 19:26:47
How many windows do you need to complete the project?

How many more 90 million duds do you need to buy?

3.) 05 Nov 2017 19:32:26
Jose arrived last year Malaga.

How many does Wenger need?

4.) 05 Nov 2017 19:55:50
Wow spanked by city malaga, really pal worry about your own house.

5.) 05 Nov 2017 20:12:42
We played a midfield of Miki Herrera and matic, 2 of them players bought by Jose and the answer to improve them is buy more .
Them 3 are all good players, people where raving about Miki when we bought him, Herrera was everyone's favourite player matic just a few week ago was the reason Chelsea was struggling and we where winning .

How many of our players played well today? Maybe the answer is to get the players we have and the players Jose has bought playing well .
City are playing out of there skin but players like sterling otamendi delph stones have got dogs abuse on here .

6.) 05 Nov 2017 20:25:49
Jred, you're wasting your breath mate, we need to spend million NHS and buy better players.

7.) 05 Nov 2017 20:29:59
I think we need Milinkovic-Savic, Fabinho, the wb Martin and peirrera back. Goodbye to shaw, the wig and Herrera or mata.

8.) 05 Nov 2017 20:35:45
Our players are certainly lacking confidence Jred, i've said that. It's clear Miki and Lukaku are having a dip in form. It's not permanent and doesn't mean they need replacing. But I think Jose is not a huge fan of Herrera and Fellaini looks on his way, so can see us buying a busy, hardworking box to box midfielder.

Pep has gotten the players playing well and their tails are certainly up at the moment for sure. Form and confidence plays a massive part and agree you don't just keep buying and selling when players lose form. But LB is a concern. RB is a concern. We needed another midfielder today so that is a concern. And I think right forward needs something.

What do you think we need? What would you do in the summer if you were manager?

9.) 05 Nov 2017 20:59:04
Tony is fine at rb imo lb is a concern.
Jose went into the season with Carrick fellaini pogba Herrera and matic it's not a bad set of options .

But why are we talking about next season at the start of November?
What if we buy a new number 10 only 2 year after buying Miki and that doesn't work out?
When do you say we need to get the best out of this squad never mind about next year .
At the start of the season would people of been happy with a front 3 of lukaku rash martial with Miki at 10 pogba matic cm lindelof bailly ddg.

If city where not playing well now people would be saying they need to replace delph stones otamendi sterling but that team as much as I hate to say it is playing the best footy in Europe.

As well as city are playing they like every other team will buy again in the summer and next season is another season . the important thing is they are getting the best out of there players in the here and now.

10.) 05 Nov 2017 21:17:55
Of course it's important we get the best out of the players we have now. That is what we pay Jose for. I couldn't agree more. But I'm simply saying what I think we need to do to complete the rebuild.

Fellaini and Carrick will likely be gone and I don't think Herrera is someone Jose trusts. So when we need a three man midfield, I don't think Jose is happy with Herrera, Matic and Pogba.

Valencia is getting old, he's a winger converted into a fullback. He's not a bad player at all. I like him, but we need to build for future and like I said he needs ice pack after every game.

This isn't a knee jerk reaction to our defeat, this is what I think we need to get us to the highest level. I said this before the season kicked off.

I genuinely believe we'll turn this around. I think we will look a different side over the winter schedule.

11.) 05 Nov 2017 21:44:53
You don't complete a rebuild, next summer we will need to replace some players the following summer we will need to replace some and on and on and on .
Jose has been very vocal in his support for fellaini you seem to be leaving him out of our 3 man cm this year .
Jose has a cm of matic pogba fellaini Herrera and Carrick this year next year is another season .

Are we getting the best out of our players now? What's to say we will next year?
As a team you could be playing well but just need that extra player or that touch of quality but is this team actually playing well at the moment?

12.) 05 Nov 2017 22:37:35
Fellaini could be gone January Jred, that's why I am taking about another midfielder.

I think I'm losing sight of your point. I completely agree with you about us not playing well. I've said it for weeks now.

13.) 05 Nov 2017 23:00:56
My point is I'm more concerned with our manager getting the best out of our players this season than looking at next season .
It all sound like excuses if we lose we need to buy x y z. Sometimes you just need to play better.

14.) 06 Nov 2017 08:14:26
Who's the £90m dud? Pogba is our best player, Malaga. Make no mistake about it he's instrumental to us and the no coincidence we've been poor since he's been injured.

AJH, rojo is decent at CB, by but woeful at LB. we need a top class specialist LB, asap. As for ibra I don't think we miss him one bit.




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09 Dec 2017 13:06:50
I think Darmian would raise a tidy amount, he's a decent fullback in Italian terms. Blind due to his utility is also another decent player.



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09 Dec 2017 11:26:48
Wouldn't surprise me if both MU and Chelsea want either Sandro or Rose. There will of course be other targets too, however it seems the writing is on the wall for Danny Rose. He has planned his exit and Spurs want him gone. So if MU or another interested party can agree a deal with Levy, then he will leave Spurs. He hasn't played a great deal, but before his injury he was excellent and he has been decent from what I've seen recently when he's selected. If he signs then I think he will be a great addition, especially considering the style we play.



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09 Dec 2017 11:19:57
Dele Alli has bags of potential, but he mustn't settle for mediocrity and from what I hear he is not. He has acquired help regarding his representation and for his endorsements too. So there is every possibility if MU, Barcelona or RM wanted him, he would want the move. Levy will be very hard to deal with, however I'm sure he'd rather part with Dele than Kane. If I was Levy I would cash-in on Dele and pay Kane a king's ransom in salary to make him Spurs' main man for the next 5-10 years. Then reinvest the Dele money smartly and continue to build around Kane.



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02 Dec 2017 13:26:00
I'm sure if Jose wants Goretzka then the club will do all they can to get him. He will want a substantial signing on fee and wages, but MU can pay this. It's going to come down to the player himself and as it stands he wants elsewhere, but the fact MU are interested, that's a good start. It means it's possible.



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28 Nov 2017 17:32:19
I know, Jose what's a left-back and right sided forward. No sh! t haha.




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10 Dec 2017 23:45:16
We must beat Bournemouth to get back to winning ways. We must secure top three this season, then concentrate on our cup runs. Then get the players we need for the areas we are lacking. It's much more encouraging this season and I know this time next season we will be even closer, I said that before this season kicked off. Felt this season was slightly too soon. Despite today guys I feel we are close to where we were. Chins up and goodnight. We will get back to where we were. Let's just try and enjoy the ride in the meantime.




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10 Dec 2017 23:28:06
That's why MU need a plan Jred, start targeting certain players in the youth structure, play a certain way and formation. Start buying certain players for the first team. Start playing a certain way, then you bring in managers who fit the style of play, not bring in a manager to change everything to play the new manager's style.

Doesn't matter who coaches the Barcelona side, they'll always adopt the same style of play. It's taught the same way in La Masia. It's a philosophy. MU need an infrastructure bigger than a manager.



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10 Dec 2017 23:19:34
The ed Said United did have a plan it was lvg then allgeri, just because No one has told you what it is doesn't mean we don't have one"

That's not a long-term plan. That's deciding they want Allegri to replace LvG. And then we get Jose. This is the point Jred. There is no plan at MU. We aren't talking about manager. We're talking about infrastructure etc. We will go manager to manager playing the way whatever that manager plays like. City have a way already and have the best manager to play that way. when Pep goes they will still have the same style of football, just a different coach. Pep is just the coach, the rest is controlled by the infrastructure. When Jose goes we'll need to start again and play a different brand of football.

Again, this subject is NOTHING to do with today's game or even this season. You don't seem to grasp that.



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10 Dec 2017 23:07:46
Forget it Jred, you're going waaaaay off topic. Red Man is simply stating City's long-term plan to become like Barcelona is finally coming to fruition and that we need a similar approach. I think it's a fair point which I thoroughly agree with. It isn't a criticism of how we are doing this season, more of an acknowledgement of how far City have come under owners willing to see their club succeed on the field, not just succeed and grow as an asset.

I know City's owners are using the club as a hobby and the Glazers are merely in it for financial gain, but Red Man believes that we should have a plan too. Start thinking about the long-term future. That is fair and City have proven that it's possible. Barcelona proved it before them. We just want a plan Jred that's all. Again that's not a criticism of how we are doing this season. More acknowledgement of how well it's worked for our neighbours.



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10 Dec 2017 22:06:35
Good post Hendonred. Agree with all of it.