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Best team moment: Watching Man Utd win the 98/99 European Cup. I don\'t believe any other team will win it so dramatically


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08 Oct 2018 06:36:00
Ed001 if you're about. it'd be great to know your opinion on the daily mirror journalist who has had his media pass revoked by United?

angelred

{Ed001's Note - I don't know anything about the journalist sorry. I do know his pass was revoked because he was set to talk to BeIn Sports TV channel about his story on Jose being set to be sacked pitchside before the game at the weekend. The club were upset that he would do so during the build up to a match right there. Understandably I think. In my opinion they had every right to stop him disrupting the build up to an important game like that.}


1.) 08 Oct 2018 07:35:44
Thanks ed001. I just meant about the situation.

I wish clubs clamped down harder on journalist in general. I know clubs should be open to scrutiny but the level of crap that has been written about united recently, I was happy to see action being taken.

{Ed001's Note - so you want clubs to dictate to newspapers what they can write? You are advocating censorship? Sorry I disagree. That story came from a legitimate source within the club, he had every right to write it and put it out there.}


2.) 08 Oct 2018 07:41:21
Esq could you give your views on our current state if you have time. The media have placed the blame firmly on Jose but I think that is very much incorrect. Although he isn't the best suited manager out their to the "United way" some of the players have been appalling to say the least and it seems he hasn't been backed 100% by the board. As a fan what I ask of from everyone involved is first and foremost 100% effort. It shouldn't matter whether you like the manager or not, whether you like the tealady or not, if you are a part of the association then you can't have these childish attitude towards the club and I don't just mean it for United and United players. You should be true to your job and fully professional at the least.

It happened at Chelsea, it happened at Leicester too, 2 prime examples of the recent times. I think player power is starting to get out of control in football as a whole.

On a side note Ed 1, who do you think United will go for if (when? ) Jose goes out of the door and who do you think we should go after? I think we might go for Zidane and I think it would be the 2nd worst choice (first being Big Sam) . I think when we go for a new manager, we should do what City and Liverpool have done, get a manager that plays the desired style of football, has a bit of success proven himself somewhere for a few years and give him 2_3 years time before demanding all sorts of results and that goes for us fans too. We should do a proper rebuild of the club and how it is run.

Rant over
Cheers.

{Ed001's Note - it is never 100% totally one person's fault, but Jose has to take a large portion of the blame, over 50% of it, for the way he has handled things. He has been confrontational and never willing to compromise. He has been deliberately obstructive at times and has come into the job in all the wrong way from the start. That has turned the board and players against him, when initially they were almost entirely on his side.

This is not the same situation as at either Chelsea or Leicester. This is a man who knew there were people who were not keen on his appointment and then has deliberately and wilfully antagonised them by making it known he hated living in Manchester and refusing to buy a house in the area. If you start a relationship at someone's throat and you are unwilling to compromise, the only way it goes is downhill.

He has put himself into a situation where he has made it all about himself and his demands. Only he is to blame for that.

Both the board and the players could have responded better to his actions, you are correct, but the mess there right now is largely down to Jose.

Having said that, just getting rid of Jose will not fix it, as he is just the major problem, not the whole problem. There is a need to remove Ed Woodward from any involvement with the football side of things at all, I would argue that should probably extend to the whole of United, as the achievements he has made are those any junior executive should have been able to do. A genuine football person needs to come in to oversee the football side of things, to create a blueprint for the type of football the club, as a whole, will look to play and to bring in the people to achieve that goal at all levels. That is far more important than the manager, in modern day football, as they are the roles the old school football manager at clubs like United used to fulfil. Ferguson was never a coach, in fact there were large periods where he never even got time to get to the training ground. United need to stop trying to hang on to this idealised version of what he did and move into the real world and see what he actually did. Once that is done, then the club can catch the team on the other side of the city.

As for a replacement, I really don't know. The desire of most is a big name or club legend, as anyone else would be an issue with regards to club profile and stock market value. Which is why Zidane is favourite. Because of that I do think I think I can remove options like Howe from the running. It does look like Zidane, Carrick or Giggs, as there are very few other options out there.}


3.) 08 Oct 2018 07:58:11
Dictate? I've just read my post again and that's a bit of a leap made by you.

There is a constant stream of bull**** stories published by the English media and most of the time they are never held accountable.

Something has to be done.

The next time a journalist wants to go pitchside and discuss a story like that before a game, he might think twice.

What about all of the other stories written without a shred of information or sources?

{Ed001's Note - what about them? That is not up to the club to stop, that is up to the morons who keep clicking on the links. All you have to do is not click on them as a fanbase and they will go away.}


4.) 08 Oct 2018 08:15:49
Ed, In this day and age. do you think that is going to happen? Really? In a world of brexit and President Trump.

I think as a journalist you stop with writing the clickbait crap, if you don't do that, I think you should be held accountable for your own nonsense.

{Ed001's Note - I agree it shouldn't be written, but if people are dumb enough to keep clicking the links, someone will keep writing them. I certainly wouldn't write it, I hate it with a passion and would love to see it vanish, but it is down to people as a whole to see sense and stop being such gullible fools and clicking on the links.}


5.) 08 Oct 2018 08:28:34
I know you don't write it. That's completely evident.

But the majority of these so called journalists have incredible following and ability to make people believe. That is the age that we live in unfortunately.

Someone has to be held accountable and I have no problem with journalists within the media rooms of clubs having their passes revoked by the clubs if they write complete and utter crap.

I'd imagine you'll see less and less of it being wrote as those journos live to be in those rooms. If they aren't there, then they don't get paid.

{Ed001's Note - I agree with the passes being revoked and it should be done publicly as well with a full explanation of why it has been revoked. I just disagree with your suggestion of clamping down harder. The problem is that you will end up with a situation like happened under Ferguson, when every journo who wrote the truth was banned in order to shut them up.}


6.) 08 Oct 2018 08:47:44
Lol I don't want it to go full dictator. I just don't believe that these people should be allowed to be in these media rooms when they are unable to do their job.

When i mean clamp down, I meant exactly what i elaborated on in the posts above. Thise writing absolutely crap should be held accountable. Those actually doing there job no matter how it reflects on the club should be actually be applauded. I know those journalists still exist and should be lauded.

{Ed001's Note - if the club could be trusted to do that fairly I would agree, but they can't. They are only interested in protecting their own interest.}


7.) 08 Oct 2018 08:50:16
I think a DOF of sorts is a must for Us, and if he is a guy that is liked by Fans and all then maybe the best option football wise as coach wouldn't be the hardest thing to achieve. And also ed1 I was never trying to say Jose is not at fault, what my point is people in general seem to think firing Jose and hiring a new manager will be solution I think Jose is, as you said, the biggest part of the problem but not the whole problem. I think this having to be a big name and/ or an ex player so that the fans will get behind them and the stock value won't plummet approach will eventually lead us into obscurity if not dealt with properly in time. If the club appoints a competent guy who is not yet a big name it doesn't matter to me as a fan and I think it shouldn't matter to others as well. What should matter is that the guy is leading us in the correct direction. Just a random name and not the first choice I would make but Eugenio Di Francesco will get my full backing if he is leading us to the correction direction irrespective of the fact that he is not a big name manager or has never played for United. On the other hand Mark Hughes would be a terrible choice although he is an ex player and so is Steve Bruce. This is already starting on the wrong side. Only half decent ex man it's player turned manager is Blanc and he isn't that great either. Our club is turning into a huge mess and that won't be solved just by saving Jose. It may be a start but that doesn't end there.

Also ed1 I was not trying to say that we are in the same position as Chelsea or Leicester. It was just an example of player power getting out of hand. Speaking of Leicester, what is Ranier up to these days, I think even he would be better than Zidane. I don't know why but I am not convinced by Zidane, although he has won more European trophy in 3 yrs than SAF managed in his whole Career. Something just doesn't seem right to me yet.

{Ed001's Note - I wasn't meaning it to suggest you were saying those things, it was just trying to address the whole discussion I have seen on the pages over recent weeks.

I agree on Zidane, he is not convincing at all.}


8.) 08 Oct 2018 08:56:56
So ed I know someone above has mentioned why and who would replace Jose, but have you heard anything about him leaving? Do you expect him to go soon? Personally I'd prefer to see Carrick and McKenna in charge for this season find a director of football by Christmas then see if the management issue needs to be changed at the end of the season or if those 2 are doing a good job.

{Ed001's Note - I do expect him to go because he has antagonised so many people it is only a matter of time before it comes to a head. Wins like the one at the weekend are only papering over the cracks. I don't know if the rumoured meeting did take place or not, but there is certainly a growing number of people who are pushing for him to be removed.}


9.) 08 Oct 2018 09:24:02
For all I have written above (with a million typos- do you guys even understand half of that, even I have to read it twice to be sure what I was trying to write) , United need to part ways with Jose and that is inevitable. However sweet the result at the weekend was, we were down 2_0 to a team that looks like will find hard to survive and that at home. Jose needs to take a huge share of the blame for that. The players need to put 100% effort, that is the minimum I as a fan expect but Jose is the guy in charge to ensure that does not change. Having a team full of players that don't seem like they want to break a sweat go out to play, well he makes the decision on who plays so he takes the blame too. Not all of it, but a huge chunk of it.

I think we could do a lot worse than Mr. Wenger for a shirt term solution. He might even end up being a good DOF ( who knows) . Also Conte is out of Job.
The number of so called big name manager out of job might make the board act quicker as they seemingly have the options available. Just off the top of my head Ranieri, Wenger, Zidane, Conte, Roger Schmidt, Sampaoli, they all are out of job and/ or in a position where they will be attainable a bit easily. A random name and he is at a club that was once a rival to us but wouldn't it be a hell of a journey if Mr Madman Bielsa was at our great club. That would be fun. If you think Pep plays exciting football, well he is the tip of the iceberg when it comes to high octane energetic football, a rollercoaster ride.

I know you would enjoy Bielsa at a top club ( maybe not at Utd) ed1.


On a side note Ed, with all this uncertainty is there any update on the transfer front or has this toxic environment halted the plan once more?

Cheers.

{Ed001's Note - the club will always continue to look at players but right now they do not even know who they will be recruiting for. It is difficult to sign players who want to know the coach who will be training them and picking them.}


10.) 08 Oct 2018 09:44:01
Exactly what I was fearing of. This kind of uncertainty happened under Van Has too and it led us to shafting a long term plan and taking the high road. Not the best decision but Van Has did warrant the sack. The club need to quickly decide what they want to do in this scenario, either fully back Jose or sack him. There are options available to the club so just make a well thought out logical decision that doesn't look at what the share prices will be tomorrow but rather looks at where will this potentially lead us to this time next year and year after that. A similar scenario resulted ultimately into this mess and also cost us Saul Niguez amongst others (according to ed2, we were going to hold+ a meeting with Atleti nut all plans were cancelled back then) . Don't want a repeat of similar situation where the club is direction less for a significant time.

Just imagine Sail in our Midfield. What a player he is, one of the best midfielders unlike someone who is always a potentially one of the best but doesn't have the time to take his head out of his backside.

{Ed001's Note - Saul is a fantastic player.}


11.) 08 Oct 2018 10:16:13
What would you do if you were incharge ed? Short term solution? Long term? Dof first? Or even stick with mourinho?

{Ed001's Note - right now you have to get through the season with as little damage as possible, so I would bring in a DoF with the remit to look over the club from top to bottom ready to get cracking next summer. Then I would give Jose a bit longer, to see if he can rein himself in long enough to see the team through. He only has to cope long enough for the DoF to identify the long term options and appoint one of them. But it has to be the man at the top first, as it needs to all stem from him.}


12.) 08 Oct 2018 10:24:18
Ed001 - I think that is superb reply and I totally agree with you about SAF. It is my understanding that as his career progressed he took a step back and became a brilliant delegator. He regularly changed his assistants and coaching staff to freshen things up, implement new ideas and keep the players motivated. He became more of an observer which gave him the advantage of being able to assess exactly what was going on at the football Club.

I think you hit the nail on the head when you said any new DOF will become the most important person at the Club most certainly from a footballing perspective anyway. They will drive the footballing strategy and vision.

I was always slightly curious why we couldn't have adopted this approach when SAF retired. I think he could have remained in post for a couple of seasons as a figurehead whilst Moyes took control of the team. He would have been a valuable asset and maybe he could have been more actively involved in player recruitment aiding both Moyes and Woodward through a difficult first window. I'd have liked to have seen a slower more measured transition where Moyes was approached and offered the job as head coach ultimately taking the main role the following season or even the season after. It might just have given the Club time to find its feet and put measures in place to fill the massive void when SAF eventually retired. Of course this is all just pie in the sky reasoning but ultimately the great man was always going to retire and maybe his biggest legacy could have been overseeing the next step and ensuring the Club continued to dominate rather than just leaving a vacuous hole they have been unable to fill. Johan Cruyff left Barcelona with a footballing philosophy which has endured for decades even after his untimely death. He has provided the Club with a blueprint and recipe for continued success. I'd have like to have seen Utd follow suit with SAF engineering and planning his own retirement and legacy rather than just leaving suddenly. Of course this all sounds great in theory but I appreciate in reality it's easier said than done. Maybe he just couldn't commit any more of his time and things happened suddenly which we're out of his control. Its all ancient history now anyway.

{Ed001's Note - I think the problem you had was that Fergie was still around and it never works out when the previous, legendary, manager is still around. Busby stepped upstairs and it didn't help at all. Shankly was causing a similar issue at Liverpool after he quit, so he was asked to stay away. Cruyff went off to rebuild Ajax (if I remember correctly) so he was not there overshadowing his successors. Fergie is too strong a character to just put him to one side, unlike Paisley, for example, who acted as advisor when Dalglish was first appointed up until he fully retired in 1989 and then it all fell apart for Liverpool without him. When you have someone as strong as Fergie, it has to be a clean break or his shadow is over everything.

Your biggest problem was that he was in control of pretty much everything at the club. Great while he was there, but the minute he went it left a massive power vacuum that Eddy Woodwouldward could never hope to fill and Moyes had no intention of getting involved to that degree of micro-management. So you were left with a lot of people who no longer knew who to report to.}


13.) 08 Oct 2018 10:56:22
Is there any plans to remove Woodward or is he safe? He definitely needs to be removed from any influence over the football side.

{Ed001's Note - the plan is to appoint someone to come in and take over the football side from him but I don't believe his position to be in threat.}


14.) 08 Oct 2018 12:03:44
Hi Ed, thanks for your input into these posts itโ€™s very interesting and helps to get some perspective.

I know things are all hypothetical but if Jose is removed in the near future do you see the club making a point to put in someone in the DoF post as the top priority?

Would make sense and have a temporary head coach until this position is filled?

{Ed001's Note - the club is already searching for one, so I would think that would be the way they would look to go.}


15.) 08 Oct 2018 12:07:18
Waking up and seeing the red response from you gives me goosebumps Ed001, seriously lol. Do agree with you, it is Jose's fault, preventable issues etc but getting rid of him won't sort everything out. But one thing, what is the need for him to buy a house if he's the only one living in it? City centre apartment is actually more convenient for him?

Also, did you see Mbappe's 4 goal haul yesterday? Incredible player with an elite mentality; saying he should have got a few more lol.

{Ed001's Note - because buying a house would allow his family to come up and stay in Manchester from time to time and visit him. It wouldn't have to be a house, but I just meant all that time in the hotel was just saying I am not putting down roots.

I haven't seen Mbappe's goals yet.}


16.) 08 Oct 2018 12:11:27
Also, what do you think of Eddie Howe Ed? Seen his name mentioned quite a bit recenty.

{Ed001's Note - I am not convinced by Howe personally. His teams' are inconsistent because he has no idea how to coach defence. He is another Roberto Martinez/Marco Silva - great when it works but all comes crashing down when things go against him. He is just lucky there not to have had a proper sticky patch, as he threw in the towel elsewhere when it happened.}


17.) 08 Oct 2018 12:32:36
Ed do you know if the reason Sir Bobby Charlton not going to any games this season is to do with health or some other reason?

{Ed001's Note - as far as I am aware he is just not that well these days. He is a very old man, his brother is severely ill and he is not 100% either. Sadly time catches up with all of us.}


18.) 08 Oct 2018 11:35:32
Any chance that we might tempt Allegri again if Mourinho does get the sack?

{Ed001's Note - I think he would not be interested again after the way he was treated last time.}


19.) 08 Oct 2018 13:08:24
Yeah your probably right Ed001. Pie in the sky talk really just thinking out loud thanks for your reply!

{Ed001's Note - it is difficult because you don't want to push out a legend like Fergie, but sometimes you have to.}


20.) 08 Oct 2018 11:35:32
Any chance that we might tempt Allegri again if Mourinho does get the sack?

{Ed002's Note - No.}


21.) 08 Oct 2018 14:34:57
Thank you Ed001 and 002 for taking out the time to provide us with this informtion, reassuring us makes us feel a lot better lol. i. e. still looking for a director = hope. Also, Monaco have played 10, Lost 7 and Drew 3 so maybe we could possible tempty Jardim though i remember Ed002 saying it would be difficult or unattainable, can't remember correctly. Ed001, there was talk of Alderweireld being available for ยฃ25m, do you know when that will be activated? (Providing he doesn't sign a new contract)

{Ed001's Note - I don't believe there is any such stipulation in his contract. It is not something Levy would allow normally.}


22.) 08 Oct 2018 15:06:57
Thanks Ed.

{Ed002's Note - The termination clause relates to a one year extension to his existing contract not to either this season nor a new contract.}


23.) 08 Oct 2018 15:37:46
You're the man Ed002, thanks.


24.) 08 Oct 2018 17:37:58
Hi, Ed001. Just wondering if you have any idea on Mourinho's feelings about us bringing in a DOF. Cheers.

{Ed001's Note - I am quite sure he fully expected one when he joined.}


25.) 08 Oct 2018 17:52:16
Can't argue with any that Ed001. Cheers.

{Ed001's Note - I am sure you could mate!}


26.) 08 Oct 2018 21:00:47
Hi ed001, just reading about your comments on Fergie and the vacuum left when he retired.

Do you liken it to Wengers time and how he used to micro manage everything? Except for the fact that arsenal seemed to have planned in advance for Wengers departure. They seemed to have put things in place so that when Wenger left, the correct people were already there.

Now you can see arsenal tying down contracts in advance and allowing emery just to focus on what happens on the pitch.

It looks like they learned from United's mistakes.

{Ed001's Note - very similar yes and you are spot on they did see a number of those issues arising and took action. Whether it is enough or not only time will tell, but they have certainly put themselves into a stronger position comparatively than United did. In fact they actually look to have improved without Wenger.}


27.) 08 Oct 2018 21:15:31
Cheers, Ed001. Didn't know if he would embrace it, or see it as a challenge to his position. Glad to hear you think he would have at least been expecting it, rather than having it thrust on him. Thanks again.

{Ed001's Note - the plan was always to bring one in mate. He is used to working with a similar set up, very few clubs outside of England operate any other way.}


 

 

31 Mar 2017 16:21:47
Looks as though bakayoko has made Chelsea his first choice.

angelred

 

 

06 Dec 2015 10:25:12
Just seen the comments from post match conference with LVG. 'I don't understand that they shout attack attack attack, we were the attacking team, not west ham united'

jesus is this guy for real? Does he not understand what this clubs DNA is all about? I know ed002 has said there's no plans to change manager until 2017 but I think this man's day might come a lot sooner.

angelred

1.) 06 Dec 2015 20:54:32
He has certainly bought into the lie that possession = attacking football.

That said, I couldn't watch yesterday, but I thought I saw stats showing a lot of shots, just mostly off target.

รŒf we create the chances but just can't convert them, he only bares limited responsibility for that failing.

It's when we have 70%+ possession and only 4-5 shots in total that is really his fault.


2.) 06 Dec 2015 21:09:35
Haven't seen the stats for the game. How many of those efforts were for the second half alone?

Call me old-fashioned, but I like to see my team attempt to attack from the start, when we're playing at home. West Ham were very unlucky not to be going into the break, 2-0 up, and only the most wide-eyed optimist would have had us coming back from that.


3.) 06 Dec 2015 21:11:42
Most of the so called shots were desperate. Misleading stat.

Great chances it was 4-2 West Ham.


4.) 07 Dec 2015 07:35:33
LVG out! he is not changing anything to try and improve performances so for me he has to go, no doubt about it.


5.) 08 Dec 2015 10:53:16
I did wonder how misleading the stats might be.

I remember taunting a mate who supports Arsenal about boring possession football a few years ago. He pointed out that in our most recent encounter, they'd had more shots as well as possession. I made him sit down and watch a recording of the game with me. Sure enough, they'd barely had a shot until about the 75th minute, then started shooting wildly every time they got within 35 yards of the goal.

I'm so glad I haven't seen that mate recently.


 

 

31 Aug 2015 20:56:43
Griezmann has just posted a very cryptic message on twitter. Saying it will match tomorrow. stay tuned!

I think this place would go into meltdown if he signed. i'm still sticking to my prediction that he will sign for us.

angelred

1.) 31 Aug 2015 21:23:16
WHat did it say? I'm intrigued?

I'd go mad (in a good way) if he signs!

{Ed004's Note - He would be my ideal signing}


2.) 31 Aug 2015 21:27:03
Berahino i would think is still a possibility with Wilson going the other way.


3.) 31 Aug 2015 21:32:04
Angelred

The closer translation is even more interesting. it's

"Tomorrow it will come true"


4.) 31 Aug 2015 21:33:54
hes publicly said he's a Utd fan right?


5.) 31 Aug 2015 21:37:57
Just seen the tweet? Very cryptic indeed?

New number 11? Let's hope so!


6.) 31 Aug 2015 21:47:27
That's the one player I'd like do see here.

Can play in practically anywhere upfront, score goals, is very aggressive when it comes to attacking, is in a very good age.

That one would make me shut up.


7.) 31 Aug 2015 22:03:15
As griezman actually said tommorow it will come true ?


8.) 31 Aug 2015 22:07:41
I pray it's true don't see it happening tho it would need more than a day remember the fiasco with Herrera and the release clause.


9.) 31 Aug 2015 22:13:05
Thanks Dark, twitter French translator isn't great lol! Yes ed 004 all would be well if we signed him. I predicted it a few weeks back that we would sign him, pay his buyout and be done with it. He is phenomenal.

And yes both him and his brother are huge man utd fans. Maybe it's the dream for him to play here


10.) 31 Aug 2015 22:45:03
Think he said that the tweet is nothing to do with a transfer.


11.) 31 Aug 2015 23:29:08
Yeah publicist came out and said nothing to do with a transfer. Never believe a publicist though. I've worked with a few!!


 

 

30 Aug 2015 22:03:30
Big shout from Italian journalist tancredi palmieri that UTD have bid 100mil euro for Bale. Ed002 has said repeatedly that Bale has his price! Have we met it?? Throw in De Gea and get it done?

angelred

1.) 30 Aug 2015 23:11:09
Even if we doubled it there is no way Bale would want to leave trophy contenders for that shower today. LVG would pick him but tell him he can only pass sideways or launch long balls when Fellaini comes on when we are chasing games


2.) 30 Aug 2015 23:18:14
Won't happen. Wouldn't surprise me if we get nobody else this window.


3.) 31 Aug 2015 00:56:25
Good post angel.
Shame about Jamie's reply. And here's why!
It's completely ridiculous to announce that LVG would do this or that with a player of Bale's quality. Bale is exactly what we are missing, I've said all Summer that we need something different in the final third and ideally CF and he ticks the boxes. Today's result came about because of a disastrous 5 minutes, including an incompetent performance from our stand in GK. Jamie also bashes Fellaini, why? Because we have plan B? What else do you do with 15 minutes to go when the game plan isn't working anymore because of a nightmare? Look at Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool, Spurs, Southampton, Stoke, actually anyone barr City who have the gods smiling on them at present and are playing well. Jamie I applaud you for highlighting the total ignorance that exists in the modern day football fan, regardless of club. My advice to you is please take the time to actually watch a game of football from time to time instead of following results and the occasional MOTD. United look 'almost there' to me, today's result was dissapointing but for reasons I'm not sure have been suggested accurately.
Cheers as always Eds.


4.) 31 Aug 2015 00:50:23
Finally people starting to talk and see sense. LVG is beyond a joke. Why are we persisting with this clown? His tactics are awful. We have to get a striker AT LEAST. He's come in, sold Welbeck, sent Hernandez out on loan and obviously won't play him as proven at Swansea. He's let RVP go and got rid of Falcao. We have no options if Rooney is injuredz we used to have 4 top strikers in the great United sides. We're down to 1! AGGGHHHH!!!!!


5.) 31 Aug 2015 01:58:26
We have to sign someone. There are plenty out there who could improve our attacking play.

After today, there isn't an excuse. I just can't see us competing with the attack as it is. We need someone who can put the ball in the back of the next, and can do it on a consistent basis.


6.) 31 Aug 2015 09:52:10
Angelred
You're right, Ed002 did say Bale will be sold at the right price if they can get Reus.
Honestly, I think this summer is the best time to sign Bale. Next season, Bayern might be after him (and will most certainly get him), trying to push out Robben/Ribery as they have missed out on KDB.


7.) 31 Aug 2015 10:46:55
king giggsy yeah almost there we had three players playing out of position having spent โ‚ฌ424 million since Fergie left and it's only 4 games in. We need a Gk a CB a RW and a Striker. I'm not sure how you quantify almost there but 3 goals in 4 games can be called almost there. Yesterday as soon as Swansea scored the second it was game over, that team has no fight in them. we currently have 3 players (DDG who wants out, Shaw and Darmian) that would push for a starting place in one of the big sides. the biggest concern is the style which is terrible to watch and not even successful yeah I hear people would take 1-0 if it meant winning things. We play this boring sideways rubbish, but won't win anything either. the fact we haven't signed any top players isn't a money issue its nobody wants to work with LVG look how he has treated some players really think we dropped interest in Pedro or he didn't fancy playing for a man who publicly hung Valdes out to dry.


 

 

 

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05 Oct 2018 22:16:04
A lot of rumours floating around that Jose is a goner? Can any of the eds give clarity on the situation?

Ed002, you have been a fountain of knowledge on everything Jose. It would be great to know if you have heard of the possible imminent departure of Jose.

Thanks in advance.

angelred

{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of the club telling Mr Mourinho he is departing nor am I aware of Mr Mourinho asking to be released from his contract.}


1.) 05 Oct 2018 23:54:49
Sound man ed002. Thank you very much.


2.) 06 Oct 2018 07:57:26
Phew! Glad to hear it. Best news ever. Thanks Ed ๐Ÿ˜.


3.) 06 Oct 2018 08:59:31
Me too rover I hope they give him an extension on his contract.


4.) 06 Oct 2018 09:55:51
Instead of rumours about sacking him the rumour should be a further extension of contract and tell Mourinho to use it to take back control of the dressing room.


5.) 06 Oct 2018 12:58:04
Spot on Red Man! I hope they give him an other 5 year contract๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜.


 

 

07 Apr 2018 23:09:19
In the last number of weeks, we have beaten Chelsea, Liverpool and City. we have beaten all of the top 6 at some point this season.

Is Jose taking us in the right direction?

angelred

1.) 07 Apr 2018 23:49:22
Can't see how he's not to be honest, with a LB, CB and CM for next season, we should be very very good (i hope๐Ÿ‘€)


2.) 07 Apr 2018 23:56:47
I'm not what you'd call a massive fan of his angel, but he has improved our points hall and position and delivered our best league finish since AF left, this deserves some credit and certainly further opportunities.

I think what we get on here is people who don't like him don't give him much credit for anything while people who do like him defend him when he gets it wrong or says something daft.

Positions on it don't have to be so absolute, if he's not yr cup of tea you can still think he gets things rite the same as if you like him it's ok to say he gets things wrong aswell but overall yr still happy with him.

I'd find a fair overall assesment is we are improving and moving closer to competing at the top again however sometimes we appear a bit too cautious as whenever we have had to go for it we have looked good.


3.) 08 Apr 2018 00:11:51
Good post, Slate. People coming on after, giving it the big, 'oh how silly do people look after their comments at half-time'. They forget we should have been 5-0 down at half-time, and 6-0 down at the start of the second half. Probably 2 penalties as well. Yes, we stepped it up in the second half, and I'm as ecstatic as anyone, but that was obviously down to Mourinho's Churchillian team talk (that none of us heard), rather than the players who were so poor in the first half.


4.) 08 Apr 2018 01:00:45
Well city's goals were both from mistakes.

Valencia sliced his clearance and they scored from the corner

2nd dea gea kicked it to them

It's swings and roundabouts.


5.) 08 Apr 2018 04:01:50
Players are human and fallible. Itโ€™s how you respond in situations like that. Whether you are prepared to lift your game, put in the effort and force your way back into the game. The players did this today.
A bad start, it can happen. There was a lot of pressure on the players and the manager for this game.
They had a bad start but responded. As we expect them to.


 

 

15 Mar 2018 20:47:12
Fantastic andy mitten article on espn going about. A journalist I have a great amount if time for. A bit of perspective maybe? Or is he mad? If any of you have the chance, go have a read.

angelred

1.) 15 Mar 2018 21:23:44
Good article, balanced and sensible. Three seasons to fully judge, like Iโ€™ve said for a while. Still, heโ€™s lost most of my good will (as with most of us) so winning it back will be tough.


2.) 15 Mar 2018 21:41:48
Angelred - Thanks for sharing mate. I needed some perspective after such a shocking defeat.


3.) 16 Mar 2018 07:00:48
Same here Danny. Mitten usually does That. I always find his articles very well thought out and balanced.

Yes RWWD, I agree. But I have many more issues with the players than the coach, regardless of the tactics the attitude and ability of the players on the pitch is just not good enough. That lies much deeper than blaming the coaches of managers.


 

 

11 Mar 2018 22:48:15
Shaps. 14 likes on the Liverpool page, that's some going, you don't even get that many on here ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚.

angelred

1.) 12 Mar 2018 06:54:00
I was quite happy with that, got plenty of bites as well. Lol.


2.) 12 Mar 2018 08:28:32
First class ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿคฃ
Salute.


3.) 11 Mar 2018 23:58:04
Message for eds. If I go to the Liverpool Banter page all I can see is the articles posted by the eds. I've tried logging in on the page, but seem to be blocked from poster's comments?

Also can't see live chat link on MN Utd page on game days.

How can I fix this?

{Ed033's Note -

1. Correct Liverpool Banter Page

2. i will take a look as to why the live chat link no longer appears


4.) 12 Mar 2018 10:29:56
Thnx ed.


 

 

24 Jan 2018 15:01:42
Would be great if we went in for laporte now. What a player but will he choose staying at bilbao or money?

angelred

1.) 24 Jan 2018 15:26:56
Would make my day angel! Top player but I think he will choose money.


2.) 24 Jan 2018 15:35:09
Maybe he'll choose to move to win trophies, or work under Pep, or to have a better chance of playing in the World Cup?

As much as I hope City don't get the player, there are many reasons why a player of his ability would be looking to leave Athletic, and even if he is moving for money, so what.


3.) 24 Jan 2018 15:37:57
He'll go to City.


4.) 24 Jan 2018 16:14:53
Bloody hell we are not even in for him.


5.) 24 Jan 2018 16:21:41
Oh Danny, and here I was only having a bit of fun. We signed a player this week called Alexis Sanchez and the narrative all week was pep or money. Maybe you didn't see that headline ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ I'm just having a little dig.


6.) 24 Jan 2018 16:44:26
Ah right, I've just had enough of the wage shaming over the last few weeks. Consider me gotten.


7.) 24 Jan 2018 17:04:53
No worries pal. Lol. But joking aside, he will be a great signing. A much better CB than what they have barring Kompany who is so injury prone. Hard to get players out of bilbao. But 65.million should do it.


8.) 24 Jan 2018 17:27:35
Personally not a big fan of laporte, he is decent but nothing great, he lacks pace and everytime I have seen him he seemed to get out performed by either that Nunez kid this year or yeray last year.


9.) 24 Jan 2018 17:46:51
We're not in for him as we have enough injury prone defenders.


10.) 24 Jan 2018 18:38:15
unless they are a volunteer, doesn't everyone move for money?


11.) 24 Jan 2018 18:50:11
I honestly couldn't give a shiny s##t who city sign I'm more than happy with our squad can't wait til next game ๐Ÿ˜Š.


12.) 24 Jan 2018 20:14:10
Absolutely deano. It's just the irony of the headline 'pep or money'. It was quite disrespectful to our club, history and tradition.


13.) 24 Jan 2018 20:39:36
Indeed angel I'm getting used to the disrespect it shows we are feared again.


14.) 24 Jan 2018 20:58:49
I'm in agreement there pal. Headlines have been anti United lately. Might have more to do with Jose though.


15.) 24 Jan 2018 21:15:29
Isn't Laporte Pogba's best mate . You just never know Agent P just might strike again and then we can sell Smalling to WBA (PLEASE) ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†.


16.) 24 Jan 2018 23:22:37
I think smalling has been really good this season again, heโ€™s getting regular games and hopefully heโ€™s going nowhere. Grass isnโ€™t always greener.


17.) 25 Jan 2018 00:02:47
Smalling is a decent player, but he's also an accident waiting to happen. Positionally suspect, has a tendency to rush toward the halfway line following strikers who drop deep, and could potentially be giving away a penalty every game for holding in the box during corners and free kicks. He has good points, strength, speed, and tackling ability. But Jones has been far superior to him in pretty much every respect this season.


18.) 25 Jan 2018 00:39:46
I always get worried Jones will get injured chasing parked cars.


19.) 25 Jan 2018 13:08:17
Unai Nรผnรฉz is a far better option!

Younger, looks a better player and his release clause is almost half of Laporte!


20.) 25 Jan 2018 20:03:54
Never heard of him Ronnie . Who does he play for ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†.


 

 

 

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10 Oct 2018 08:07:26
Sure ed. I was just wondering if they'd ever been considered.

I hope that they can get what they want.

angelred

{Ed002's Note - I don't see why the club would consider any of the "Class of 92" as being suitable managers/head coaches for the club as there is little or no experience:
David Beckham - tax exile and failed parfumerie looking to leverage the social profile of himself and his wife in order to run a soccerball franchise and old folks home in Miami. Tattoos ruled him out of his preferred role and the next James Bond.
Nicky Butt - experience at unsuccessfully running a pretty poor Manchester United youth set up - far from what the club needs.
Ryan Giggs - has a tiny bit of experience as the Wales manager but that would not be of any use at all in managing Manchester United - continues to flirt with the nonsense of Vietnamese football - maybe they will have a job for him?
Gary Neville - by far the most experienced manager wise with stats to rival Glenn Roeder - might be the best option.
Phil Neville - the one with the smarts out of the bunch but experience is in the girls version of the game.
Paul Scholes - becoming a bitter old man and is using his position as the world's most respected pundit leading the charge to remove everyone who doesn't have ginger hair from the club. Eventually he will become a pundit based in the Middle East.}


 

 

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08 Oct 2018 21:00:47
Hi ed001, just reading about your comments on Fergie and the vacuum left when he retired.

Do you liken it to Wengers time and how he used to micro manage everything? Except for the fact that arsenal seemed to have planned in advance for Wengers departure. They seemed to have put things in place so that when Wenger left, the correct people were already there.

Now you can see arsenal tying down contracts in advance and allowing emery just to focus on what happens on the pitch.

It looks like they learned from United's mistakes.

angelred

{Ed001's Note - very similar yes and you are spot on they did see a number of those issues arising and took action. Whether it is enough or not only time will tell, but they have certainly put themselves into a stronger position comparatively than United did. In fact they actually look to have improved without Wenger.}


 

 

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08 Oct 2018 21:26:03
Love it ed. Let's hope that the toxics wind it in and hopefully Jose gets the backing to make some personnel changes. Also hopeful that a DOF comes in to handle the footballing side.

We seem to bit quite a behind other teams at the moment, not just because what's happening on the pitch but most importantly what's been happening off the pitch.

Has there ever been an interest from the club's hierarchy to get any of the class of 92 more involved. I am aware Nicky Butt is there but I was just wondering would they consider looking at past players.

angelred

{Ed002's Note - The club needs the best people to work in such people, not random players from the past.}


 

 

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08 Oct 2018 08:47:44
Lol I don't want it to go full dictator. I just don't believe that these people should be allowed to be in these media rooms when they are unable to do their job.

When i mean clamp down, I meant exactly what i elaborated on in the posts above. Thise writing absolutely crap should be held accountable. Those actually doing there job no matter how it reflects on the club should be actually be applauded. I know those journalists still exist and should be lauded.

angelred

{Ed001's Note - if the club could be trusted to do that fairly I would agree, but they can't. They are only interested in protecting their own interest.}


 

 

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08 Oct 2018 08:28:34
I know you don't write it. That's completely evident.

But the majority of these so called journalists have incredible following and ability to make people believe. That is the age that we live in unfortunately.

Someone has to be held accountable and I have no problem with journalists within the media rooms of clubs having their passes revoked by the clubs if they write complete and utter crap.

I'd imagine you'll see less and less of it being wrote as those journos live to be in those rooms. If they aren't there, then they don't get paid.

angelred

{Ed001's Note - I agree with the passes being revoked and it should be done publicly as well with a full explanation of why it has been revoked. I just disagree with your suggestion of clamping down harder. The problem is that you will end up with a situation like happened under Ferguson, when every journo who wrote the truth was banned in order to shut them up.}


 

 

 

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13 Oct 2018 12:44:36
You really don't like united fans ed002 ๐Ÿ˜‚.

angelred

{Ed002's Note - I have nothing against them at all and have been entirely honest.}


 

 

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12 Oct 2018 22:02:27
Agreed Ken.

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12 Oct 2018 07:27:12
Fantastic post DLIB. Really does make you wonder about the so called toxics.

angelred

 

 

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10 Oct 2018 22:53:18
Roy Keane v juve.

And if you said one player you'd have back right now it would also be him above them all.

angelred

 

 

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09 Oct 2018 00:22:26
Haha I googled it. Thanks ed, now my missus is going to think I'm into some right weird stuff. as if my life wasn't complicated enough ๐Ÿ™„.

angelred