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28 Mar 2019 23:10:04
Hi Ed002,
It appears Man Utd are looking to the Portuguese league again with Felix João, Ferndandes (Sporting) and Ruben Dias.

Are these players being scouted for the summer transfer window? Any chance of a quick list of potential targets? Please :)

Utd Road

{Ed002's Note - Please try searching - this has all been dealt with before.}


1.) 29 Mar 2019 10:20:55
All 3 are of interest to United and all the 3 were Jose Mourinho targets.


2.) 29 Mar 2019 10:57:49
Why are people so obsessed with transfers? Its like its a separate part of the game to see who people are going to buy all the time.

Its only since Woodward came in that the transfers have been more of a priority than the football. Under Gill and SAF I don't remember people being this bothered every day about whos coming in.


3.) 29 Mar 2019 11:53:17
Not sure FZZ. We used to continually moan about the " no value in the market" excuse every window. although ironically it could not be more true over the last few windows where we have spent silly money.


4.) 29 Mar 2019 17:37:23
I find it really interesting see what direction we are got in.

Looks like we are going back to making galaticos than signing them which is welcomed.

Interesting to see us look to the Portuguese league again. Felix kid looks a prospect.


5.) 29 Mar 2019 20:51:38
Maybe because we are desperate for some new players which requires a transfer window.


6.) 30 Mar 2019 08:48:34
Obsessed by transfers, yes, I remember the club buying Ted McDougal from Bournemouth I think, and we were all disappointed. It has always been of high interest. I was there when Bryan Robson signed on the pitch in 81 and the ground was highly excited.

We had years of excuses under the Glazers, no value. Then in recent years spent a reasonable level of money in a strange way, almost like we had no direction, who would have thought that.


7.) 30 Mar 2019 14:00:27
During the war. 😁.


 

 

18 Nov 2018 12:23:11
I read today Mr Mouriniho would be keen on Luis Campos becoming the DoF at Man Utd. However the Utd board want to hold off on hiring anyone until JMs future is clear. This came from an article by Duncan Castles who seems to be a bit of mouthpiece for JM, wondering if there is a thread of truth to this?

Utd Road

1.) 18 Nov 2018 14:01:14
Correct me if i'm wrong but Ed002 said he'd be the ideal candidate for a DOF, to work alongside Jose. Getting tired of talking about issues at the club, need a revamp.


2.) 18 Nov 2018 15:40:40
Seems to be able to spot a player based on his signings at Monaco and perhaps telling how Jardim managed after he left.

I have feeling we will go for Paul Mitchell and try for Poch at the end of the season.

Agree the team needs a rebuild and football management structure also. Question of timing and if the JM stays.


3.) 18 Nov 2018 16:51:24
Regardless of JM staying or not. Would it not be a good move for the club on a whole to appoint this guy if possible.


4.) 18 Nov 2018 21:40:28
Looks like that way to me based on his record. But we to be taking a long time to make a move. I searched Luis Campos a sea his name came up 2016!


 

 

13 Nov 2018 14:06:29
Hi Ed002

Any news on outgoings at Man Utd?
Read a rumour of Bailly to AC Milan so made wonder what is happening with Smalling and Rojo as they where linked heavily to Wolves and Everton in the summer.

Utd Road

{Ed002's Note - Ander Herrera (CM) wants more game time but club wants him to stay
Eric Bailly (CB) not working out well
Marcos Rojo (LB/CB) not wanted
Chris Smalling (CB) time to go
Anthony Martial (F) wants out
Paul Pogba (CM) - Juve are very keen but that might be a financial issue they probably cannot resolve - Mino wants Barcelona, or else Real Madrid, whose interest has gone for now
Alexis Sanchez (LW/F) - a major mistake and insistent that he does not want to play on the wing - but getting shot of him will be financially difficult because of his wage demands - Fernando Felicevich will try and resolve the situation between the club and player as there are no suiters at the wages he is being paid - although he has approached Bayern Munich and PSG - a free transfer is a possibility
Antonio Valencia (RB) - is becoming another little Johnny jerk off and the chances of his contract being extended are looking less likely
Marcus Rashford (F) might be subject to a large offer
Matteo Darmian (RB/LB)
Juan Mata (AM) out of contract in the summer and will have to consider his options
Others who are out of contract may or may not move on}


1.) 13 Nov 2018 18:30:27
Thanks Ed002, brilliant as always. Also surprised Jones isn't on the list, needs to be the first one out. And how would it be possible for Alexis Sanchez to leave on a free transfer Ed002? Isn't that when a player's contract has run down?

{Ed002's Note - I missed Jones. Players with no contract are Out of Contract players, but a club may elect to let a player leave for free.}


2.) 13 Nov 2018 19:39:03
Thanks Ed.


3.) 13 Nov 2018 19:28:19
Thanks Ed002.

Think I read on the European rumours page that Juventus have an interest in Rashford? Also is it still possible that Martial could stay at the the club?

{Ed002's Note - Yes and yes.}


4.) 13 Nov 2018 19:57:09
Looks like half our team don't want to play for us.

Is it Manchester? Is it the playing style? Is it the fact that we don't look like having a realistic chance of winning something? Is it playing time/ position? Or don't they want to play for our manager?

Something isn't right.

Ed002, you didn't mention De Gea, what is his situation at the moment? I know the club want to agree a deal.

{Ed002's Note - De Gea is likely to be subject of an offer but thye club want to keep him.}


5.) 13 Nov 2018 20:56:11
One thing I never understood is that how players are unhappy with playing time only at United. While other teams who have better players than ours sitting on the bench never have any problems.


6.) 13 Nov 2018 21:45:35
Surprised to see Rashford on the list, was hoping he would have a good career at United. Can you tell us who is interested in him or is it irrelevant at this stage.


7.) 13 Nov 2018 22:30:44
Of all on the list, I’d only be really bothered about Martial leaving.

In an ideal world Bailly turns it around, Herrera and Mata renew whilst Rashford stays loyal. Sanchez only succeeds if a new manager comes in and plays him centrally instead of Lukaku - where he would probably do better to be honest.

I’d welcome a big clear out though, and wouldn’t care less if Pogba was replaced.


8.) 13 Nov 2018 21:18:47
Thank you Ed002!

Sounds like a major rebuild is in the works and a lot of investment going to be required.

{Ed002's Note - That is what Mr Mourinho wants.}


9.) 14 Nov 2018 07:07:50
Good to hear that Ed - it should have happened two years ago. There’s so many players in the squad that would struggle to make the Wolves first team let alone United.


10.) 14 Nov 2018 09:51:11
Fantastic info Ed002, thank you as always for your time.

Good to hear about planned overhaul: too many individuals in the squad now brought in by different managers with different philosophies. (Though would this have happened if a director of football was in place to oversee a grand plan. )

Prune it all back and start the rebuild! Might take a few years but better than keep in buying misfit players without a plan - so bring in the DoF as soon as!

I’d sell Sanchez, Pogba, Smalling, Jones, Rojo, Valencia, Matic, Fred, Bailly and Mata ASAP and start a rebuild around youth, keeping key players such as DeGea, Lindelof, Shaw, Dalot, Herrera, Perriera, Lingard, Rashford, Martial (not sure about Lukaku. ) and gradually bring in youngsters such as Chong, Tuanzebe, Gomez, Greenwood and Garner.


11.) 14 Nov 2018 11:09:28
The club have proved time and again, it is one thing having a list of player you want to get rid of and actually getting rid of them.

Due to wages and transfer fees we haven't been successful in getting rid of anyone.

Our best avenue is to forego a transfer fee and let players contracts run out like smalling, mata, jones, valencia, young and herrera.

There should be no room for emotion when dealing with these contracts.


12.) 14 Nov 2018 11:37:22
Valencia becoming a little Jonny jerk off hahaha i like it.


13.) 14 Nov 2018 16:03:31
Sell Fred?

Nothing like a giving a player time to settle at a new club eh.


14.) 14 Nov 2018 16:45:04
Sell everyone except De Gea.

We'd still have as many points.


15.) 14 Nov 2018 19:38:55
Give the money to Jose and we have a team aged 30+ year old banking extortionate pin money for retirement.
Need to rebuild the management structure and get a new coach before we splash any cash.


16.) 14 Nov 2018 23:27:25
Ed if i could ask, what are the clubs feelings towards rashford? Do they see him staying?

{Ed002's Note - They seemingly want him to stay.}


17.) 15 Nov 2018 11:37:02
{Ed002's Note - That is what Mr Mourinho wants. } Just a follow up question to this comment from Ed, is this the best thing for utd at the moment? In the opinions of the Eds and members here.
Personally, if he is going to get FULL support from the Board et al then why not. Mou may not be the best coach to rebuild a team but he did a fantastic job building the 04/ 05 Chelsea team. Prior to that he did return Porto to Glory. If there are other coaches there who can do this then I am open to that as well, but as it stands, we have Mou.


 

 

15 Apr 2018 09:55:35
Hey 002, how are you fixed for a quick and dirty run through of Man Utd targets for summer and possible sales?

Utd Road

{Ed002's Note - In terms of interest we know of, it is something like this:

GK – we will have to wait and see

Alvaro Odriozola (RWB) - won't leave Spain, may not be a need for an addition this summer

Toby Alderweireld (CB) - but may need to fend off an offer of a new deal from Spurs, Manchester City and Real Madrid
Raphael Varane (CB) - it drags on rather but Real Madrid may be willing to let him leave this summer for the right price as part of their major rebuild programme – so might be possible
Samuel Umtiti (CB) – a maybe right now although another English side who have enquired have been told he is negotiating a new deal - if that can't be agreed we will see, but Barcelona won't sell before they have a replacement and that is proving to be financially difficult – player is proving to be a real pain in the neck
David Lopez (CB) - do not rule him out - Mourinho will wait and remains keen
Don’t rule out a move for an English CB to keep the balance

Danny Rose (LB) – I expect an offer to be made
Faouzi Ghoulam (LB) - risky after ACL injury
Aaron Martin (LB) – liked by JM
Alex Sandro (LB) – keeps running hot and cold with Juve but they have a replacement in mind so could push to the top of the list
Philipp Max (LB) – would be a great pick but unlikely
Kieran Tierney (LB) – not first team material for MU at this time, liked but unlikely

Jorginho (CM/DM) – player wants MC
Casemiro (DM) – a JM favourite
Fabinho (DM) - not first choice – doubtful

Toni Kroos (M) wanted by JM but not by the club – but JM may get his way
Arturo Vidal (CM) – age/price makes him unlikely but JM likes him
Jean Michael Seri (M) – I would strike him from the list – talking to another PL side
Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (CM) – could be priced out of a move
Fred (CM) - alternative to SMS and Kroos

Isco (AM) – depends on RM coach staying or going, serious interest from elsewhere

Christian Pulisic (RW) – very doubtful and a position that is not pressing

Gareth Bale (LW) - Will be offered to Manchester United but I think could be priced out of a move when his injuries are taken in to account - and he will have another option in England
Jose Arnaiz (LW) - viable option, don’t lose sight of him
Marco Asensio (LW) - unlikely because if he leaves he will likely be heading elsewhere and he is very, very pricey
Ivan Perisic (LW) - Manchester United could yet return although he has been struggling a little for form of late

Robert Lewandowski (S) - player wants Real Madrid but they may look first to other options – but not a pressing need right now


Out - perhaps:
Anthony Martial
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (had to leave before end of March)
Chris Smalling
Phil Jones
Matteo Darmian
Luke Shaw


1.) 15 Apr 2018 19:58:04
Cheers ed.


2.) 15 Apr 2018 20:24:22
Great choices there . i'd go with Sandro, Umtiti or Alderweireld, , Jose Arnaiz looks like he might have a lot to prove as he isn't getting game time at Barcelona so will be hungry for success ans i wouls go for Kroos as it seems Pogba will be staying.


3.) 15 Apr 2018 20:25:37
As a dm i would go for Casemiro he could be a really good option for us.


4.) 15 Apr 2018 21:15:20
Thanks ed002 you’re a sweetheart.


5.) 15 Apr 2018 21:18:29
Thanks Ed, very interesting to see.

Considering the good ones that the ed says are less likely, the ones he says are more likely don't really fill me with great positivity.
Does anyone else feel the same way?

Did I read right that RB/ RWB might not be a priority? If so, disappointing.

CB - definitely need a solid and consistent one. Toby Alder would be great, prem proven, but can we really get him and rose from Spurs?

LB - Danny rose is injury prone and hasn't played well for like a year, and will be well overpriced.
Alex Sandro has disappointed me in every champs league games I've watched him in, nothing like a 50-60m fullback.
Aaron Martin for me.

DM - Casimiero is good. Would take him. Matic will only get worse next season i reckon so I think we need a more dynamic holding mid.

CM - Kroos wouldn't give our midfield the transformation it needs. In fact we might find he'd compound our existing issues. And as a big name he'd cost a bomb.
Vidal prob too old to sign now for the type of player he is, though he would definitely improve us short term.
SMS probably the only one out of the entire list worth breaking the bank for.
Fred would be a v good signing I believe.

None of the attacking options there are ideal/ viable in my view, apart from Arnaiz maybe. Bale and Perisic are big no's for me.

Sounding a bit negative but have to admit I'm struggling a bit.


6.) 15 Apr 2018 21:48:24
Thanks Ed much appreciated. Frankly though I am rather underwhelmed by most of the players you mentioned. Yes they are generally very good players but fee are what I would term truly world beaters. You can be sure City will strengthen and even if they didn't I don't think the players you named would make City quake in their boots. Additionally City are by and large a young team who will only grow stronger together.

{Ed002's Note - You have to have players who fit in the team and four of these are players MC are interested in.}


7.) 15 Apr 2018 22:16:37
Thanks Ed

Any of the three CBs would be great additions. As for an English signing to keep balance if Jones and Smalling leave (which I hope they do), I’d love to see us give Tuanzebe a real chance.

LB I’d love Rose. I know some people are negative about his injuries and overall performance level but he’d undoubtedly be a huge improvement for us. Hopefully we keep an eye on Tierney and line him up for a move in the next couple of seasons.

DM I’d rather see TFM given a chance in our squad in this position than at RB (that would mean us having to make a signing there though) . I think Matic has done well for us and no harm having him and TFM as our two options next season

Would love Kroos at CM to make the midfield three. Jorginho and Fred both good options too.

Only attacking player on the list that seems exciting is Asensio. Would move heaven, earth and Martial to get him. But given how unlikely it sounds I’d rather stick with the attacking players we have.

Outgoings seem good, possibly Fellaini and Mata to be added to the list? Andreas Perreira another young player who could add to our squad next season too. An interesting and important summer ahead if we’re to close the gap on City and avoid being surpassed by the scousers.


8.) 16 Apr 2018 04:52:12
Thanks Ed, for update, some great option there.
Left back options seems trick but I would be happy with Sandro,

Umtiti for CB, either Casimiero or Jorginho though the later doesn't prefer us for CDM,

Sergej would my choice for CM, but is overpriced as you say, Not sure with Kross very good on the ball but with Pogba will have many passengers in the middle,

Isco would be good but seems unlikely, LW seem trick, Asensio, very good, Bale and Perisic very experienced but on the decline, Arnaiz have not seen him play.

Outs, I would like Martial to stay but all the signs tell will be sold.
No mention of Blind but I don't see him staying.


9.) 16 Apr 2018 05:05:19
Keep ddg and get likes of alderwierld, Sandro, casemiero, and we will be in a good position. Only worrying factor is all these lw's that we are targeting, even if martial goes we will still have rashford and the 500k man on left. It is someone on the right that we need not on left.


10.) 15 Apr 2018 23:07:32
Ed 2 I totally an understand the concept of getting players to fit the team. I can understand City being interested in them but they have already have a very strong core bedded in. We don't. We need two fullbacks possibly another centre half and definitely at least one midfielder and wide player. City already have almost two players for every position. In some positions they have three choices! Ultimately though any team has to have a solid foundation to build on and a defined pattern of play which allows the players the confidence to perform to their best. We have neither. Winning last week just papered over the cracks. The good thing from today's loss is that maybe Jose gets the funds he needs to buy the players needed to get us back to where we used to be. I do not believe Jose is past it. The players today have to take the brunt of criticism. To play so poorly and without urgency and passion is not the fault of the manager. For all the faults he may have Jose would not instruct a team of his to play like that. The players need to man up and show some character.

{Ed002's Note - I really have no idea what you expect. You are underwhelmed because MC has better, I explain that four of these players are also interesting MC, and now the problem is that MC have more choices. What is it you are expecting?}


11.) 16 Apr 2018 03:21:58
Thanks a lot ed2, you are a legend.


12.) 16 Apr 2018 09:55:03
Thanks for that Ed 002, Max would be an excellent buy for United. He would totally revitalise our left side. Shame it isn't likely, he's a good player and exactly what United need. Have a good day.


13.) 16 Apr 2018 12:02:40
Fantastic Ed, thanks for your time, really made my day!


14.) 16 Apr 2018 13:34:39
Do you know the interested clubs in martial if he were to be sold ed

Thanks.

{Ed002's Note - Juventus.}


15.) 16 Apr 2018 13:53:14
Thanks a lot Ed, at least we have an idea of transfer targets. It's a bit disappointing though that we aren't focusing so much on RW/ RM/ RB.


16.) 16 Apr 2018 16:56:20
I’d love us to sign tierney as he looks an absolute class act, however another year or two at Celtic will do him no harm.


17.) 16 Apr 2018 16:37:26
Ed002 thanks and just saw this. Appreciate your info.
Salute 🙏.


18.) 16 Apr 2018 18:18:27
thanks ed.


19.) 16 Apr 2018 21:11:57
Seems a genuine lack of top top quality available. i'm Thinking Jose's tactics/ inspiration/ man-managment skills next season will be more important than recruitment if this is what we have to choose from.


20.) 16 Apr 2018 21:20:13
I do not understand why there are so many left wing targets but hardly any on right wing. I thought we are loaded on left wing and we desperately need a right winger. Maybe Sanchez is to be moved to the right this summer?


21.) 17 Apr 2018 07:48:45
I can see Sanchez playing out there next year but being given the freedom that mata has to roam inside.


22.) 17 Apr 2018 15:16:44
12daysofhermida why then mess martial around shifting him from left when sanchez arrived if the idea was to play him on the right eventually?


23.) 17 Apr 2018 20:26:12
Fantastic insight Ed, Thank you. On Milinkovic-Savic, from reading a while back he seemed our primary target for midfield. Is this still the case or has the price pushed him down the list. Thanks as always.

{Ed002's Note - I think he would be the number one pick.}


24.) 17 Apr 2018 21:02:33
So Blind and Fellaini are staying?

{Ed004's Note - I very much doubt it}


 

 

07 Apr 2018 10:13:12
Hey 002, any chance of a quick summary of summer ins and outs?

Utd Road

{Ed002's Note - Remind me later in the week please.}


1.) 09 Apr 2018 12:49:33
I look forward to this thank ed002 much appreciated 👍👏.

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome Dave.}


2.) 11 Apr 2018 21:04:18
Is it late enough in the week for this one Ed?

{Ed002's Note - Sunday afternoon is better.}


3.) 15 Apr 2018 14:18:56
Is this possible now ed2?

Thanks.

{Ed002's Note - I will try and do it this evening when I get to the hotel.}


4.) 15 Apr 2018 15:26:45
Thanks a lot ed2, you're a genius.


 

 

 

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23 Apr 2019 17:41:21
I'm over in Mexico at the minute and have been receiving Spanish language news.

One of the articles was about a UK bias at Utd and the Spanish speakers / clique feel hard done by and would have had new contracts if they where English. The article specifically mentions Herrera, De Gea, Mata, Rojo and Valencia.

Probably bias and Brexit tinted article but wondered if there is a thread of truth here based on recent form of these players and the others not playing at all.

Utd Road

1.) 23 Apr 2019 17:58:08
Well Valencia is past it and should have gone last summer. Rojo is permanently injured and rubbish anyway and had an extension inexplicably 13 months ago. Mata is a great guy but too slow for the English game, ineffective out wide and not that great centrally. Herrera can argue he's hard done by but he's asking for stupid money by all accounts. And de Gea can also argue like Herrera but I have a feeling its deliberately running his deal down.

A UK bias at a UK club, how dare we.


2.) 23 Apr 2019 18:02:35
No bias. I agree with mort there 100%.


3.) 23 Apr 2019 18:40:26
Well said mort.


4.) 23 Apr 2019 20:16:16
I'm in complete agreement but interesting to hear this be reported on.


5.) 23 Apr 2019 21:51:32
Read this the other day and just assumed it was a slow news day for United related news.


 

 

22 Apr 2019 01:32:24
Hi Ed002
Hope you're all good?

Quick question on Mike Phelan, seems like a lot of stories are emerging about him becoming a Sporting Director? Is this true, he seems like a great guy and all but not quite the track record of a Berta, Monchi or Mitchell in their previous roles. (Not that I'm fussed just seems he's a bit of a pivot from previous characters rumoured to be considered)

And a part 2 if I may, would you be able to summarize the intended new structure?

Utd Road

{Ed002's Note - Yes, it is like some horrible joke isn't it.}


 

 

My pitch for sorting out Manchester United - Football Manager editor mode style

16 Apr 2019 09:08:14
{Ed's Note - Utd Road has posted a new article entitled, My pitch for sorting out Manchester United - Football Manager editor mode style

Utd Road

1.) 16 Apr 2019 09:32:13
That is an interesting approach :)


2.) 16 Apr 2019 15:29:03
Boom - thanks post and tidying it up Ed, have a good one.

{Ed033's Note - thanks for posting


3.) 16 Apr 2019 19:18:23
Nice post by United Road and agree with so much of it.

Also really interesting points about development around OT and club sponsorship and branding.

Just wish we had owners who genuinely liked Football and so would want to invest properly for the future.


4.) 16 Apr 2019 20:07:28
In a lot of ways we are well run but I really think we lack strategic vision of what we want to be in 3, 5, 10 years.

Sir Alex came with his statement of knocking Liverpool of their perch, Abu Dhabi / Dubai bought clubs to sports wash their global image and have largely succeed, Liverpool's owner want to bring back success and will invest for it, Abramovich wanted to legitimatise his image and make some mullah!

What on earth is going on at our place I don't know. But we need a strategic plan that is for sure, and I'm not sure Solkskjaer's platitudes to the past can solely be it.


 

 

12 Apr 2019 15:11:31
I just wanted to say how impressed I've been with Scott McTominay over the last 6 weeks or so.

I admit that I was super sceltical about him under Jose and felt he was being used as a stick to hit Pogba and the board with but.

Over the last few weeks I can really see a Man Utd player in him.

Utd Road

1.) 12 Apr 2019 15:44:31
It's not all about pogba.


2.) 12 Apr 2019 16:11:04
He’s been brilliant. I am pleased to be proven wrong on this one because I honestly thought he was so average. Should be a starter along with Fred for the rest of the season.


3.) 12 Apr 2019 17:04:14
He seems to be developing that 7 out of 10, 100% effort, seems professional off the pitch and working to absolutely get every last bit potential out of himself.

Also he seems to have a mad RPG ability of being a multiplier for other players (makes others look better) just like Carrick.

Love to see Garner and McTominay in the middle one day.

Reminds me of the characteristics of the past players like Butt, Nevilles, O'Shea, Fletcher, Wes Brown etc - players that cost nothing live and breathe the badge.

I would take these guys everyday rather than wasting money on Schnederlin, Blind (although I liked him), Rojo etc

I wish Pogba had some of this mentality and really hope we can find a way to switch him out for Saul.

To me the future shout be youth palyers supplemented by the best of the EPL and couple of Elite level European players.


4.) 12 Apr 2019 17:13:02
Good post utd road.


5.) 12 Apr 2019 17:16:38
Well said guys and it just shows you don't need to be th3 most skilled but you need to be hard working and have a good attitude to succeed.


6.) 12 Apr 2019 17:25:44
I must say that i was of the opinion that he was just selected by Jose because he is 6'4", He has proved me wrong, if we would have seen any other player giving such performances at other clubs we would have said we should sign him for 50 Mil.

Apart from this anyone else thinks Greenwood should be played at RW for some part of the game?


7.) 12 Apr 2019 18:41:19
Darren Fletcher 2.0

Hard working midfielder that is under-rated in terms of ability.


8.) 12 Apr 2019 19:17:02
Carrick is more underrated though.


9.) 12 Apr 2019 20:40:43
EZRS is carrick as underrated as pogba is overrated.


10.) 13 Apr 2019 00:48:48
The Fletcher comparison is fitting. I remember shouting at Fletcher a lot in his first few years as he was growing into the position. Then he proved me wrong when he came into his prime, with his huge engine to make tackles all over the pitch. He was relentless. I recall Arsene Wenger complaining about his physicality.

McTominay is similar. Hard working center mid who looked shaky on the ball but committed defensively. But over time, look how he as proven many of us wrong. The lesson for many of us, myself included, is to show a little more patience with our players. If they have talent and a good attitude, they deserve our full support, and in time we will see what they can do.


11.) 13 Apr 2019 11:53:27
zidaniel, I don't think he is so shaky with the ball. He has a lovely first touch and his passing is decent. I don't recall him giving the ball away very much and I think as his confidence is growing he is becoming more ambitious with his passing. It also seems that the last couple of games he has been playing a bit further forward but that's possibly because the whole team has.


 

 

05 Feb 2019 21:21:34
After the Leicester game I do think that Ndidi and Chilwell would add a bit to our squad and a signings like Toby and Wan Bassaka we could have relatively cheap group of prem proven players ready to challenge next season.

Utd Road

1.) 05 Feb 2019 21:36:56
Nothing cheap about them Chilwell has been linked with a 50m move to City. Ndidi would cost in excess of 40m, Wan Bissaka probably close to 50m as well. Then 25m for Toby Alderweireld. So around 165m at least. I'll have a look and see what change I can find down the back of the sofa.


2.) 05 Feb 2019 22:49:37
I have just checked in my car shappy,

I have about £1.80 in change.


3.) 05 Feb 2019 23:19:32
£165m for that level of ability and impact on our tean, 100% cheap.

Think of the money wasted on Di Maria, Memphis, Zlatan, Alexis, Mhki, Rojo, Jones, Smalling, Young, Valencia. Yeah cheap.

Through in Chong and Greenwood battling for the RW.

We could have a very different team next season for the cost of 1.75 Pogbas.


4.) 06 Feb 2019 05:13:13
Alderweirald for 25m would be a no brainer. He knows the league and would seamlessly slot into our back 4.
Ed001 rates him higher than our other preferred options.

This would enable us to spend big money in other parts of our squad.


5.) 06 Feb 2019 06:25:37
Yeah shappy, come on, £165m? Absolutely nothing really. Bargain.


6.) 06 Feb 2019 08:36:11
Recently read somewhere that Shaw has more successful crosses than Chilwell and Robertson, would only invest in a Cb, CM, RW and a RB.


7.) 06 Feb 2019 09:16:48
Becks, I don't think LB is a priority and I wouldn't sign someone to be first choice. However, if Shaw got a long term injury then we would have to rely on a 34/ 35 year old Young at LB next season.

So I would look to sign a cheapish solid squad option if possible. Danny Rose in the unlikely scenario that Spurs wouldn't demand an insane price for would be ideal maybe. Other than him maybe someone like Philip Max could be an excellent option.

The full back position in modern football is the most physically demanding position on the pitch. Ideally we do need two LB's and two RB's to challenge in all competitions next season.


8.) 06 Feb 2019 10:10:16
The Leicester raid? Utd Road want Ndidi and Chilwell and Shappy wants Ricardo Pereira.


9.) 06 Feb 2019 11:21:37
Throw in Declan Rice and we're sorted. i'm sure Eds got a spare 250 million.


10.) 06 Feb 2019 14:09:45
Leicester can be for Utd what Southampton have been for Liverpool. and arsenal have been for Man City 😊.


 

 

 

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01 May 2019 22:33:24
Hang on, only at the world cup just gone people where wishing Trippier was our right back and many saying he's better than Walker.

I would prefer Wan Bissaka but getting Right Back of that age profile (not to block Dalot), can cross a ball and experienced in Europe would not be a bad signing and improves on what we have by magnitudes.

True recency bias at play here, hardly any player from the World Cup has shone who went to the later stages.

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25 Apr 2019 19:26:51
Icardi banged his teammate's Mrs then married her. Utd material right there!

But can you imagine Woodworm and Wanda's negotiation, Icardi will get £1m per week and a stand named after him 😂😂.

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17 Apr 2019 16:57:15
Thanks Ed, and great to see us build from the back.

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14 Apr 2019 21:27:37
I'd let the lot go. De Gea and Pogba have been as bad as they've been good this season.

I'm just not convinced the players we are targeting are good enough with exception of Wan Bissaka.

And based on the recent signings I have little confidence they will make the correct decisions.

I would rather see us give the youth a chance and supplement with top draw EPL players plus Saul.

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29 Mar 2019 17:37:23
I find it really interesting see what direction we are got in.

Looks like we are going back to making galaticos than signing them which is welcomed.

Interesting to see us look to the Portuguese league again. Felix kid looks a prospect.

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21 May 2019 08:57:51
Might be unlikely but I could see TFM having some opportunities next year.

His best positions are defensive midfielder or center back which are the team's weaker areas.

Playing Right Back at Palace and Fulham isn't a fair measure. Fulham was a massive mistake and he shouldn't have been sent there.

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06 May 2019 15:01:10
Shappy is bang on here.

I don't know enough about the details of how the club is run but something is broken above Ole's head And something seems a miss in the changing room. We need a clear out, fresh ideas and new personalities.

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04 May 2019 19:27:12
I'm sure I saw that our win ratio with Mata in the side is vastly greater than when he is out.

However I do think he slows the game down and doesn't suit the team, however he is terrific player, top pro and lovely fella.


Like kicking a puppy saying mean things about Mata.

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02 May 2019 21:05:03
Luke Shaw?

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02 May 2019 16:32:49
Dean Henderson could be Foster mk2 but we should be prepared to find out.

Plus talk of Axel Tuanzebe getting his shot we'd have two lads who know the club's expectations forming the spine of the team.

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