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02 Apr 2019 11:31:59
Ed002 are we interested in Thomas partey? Would be a good matic replacement.

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{Ed002's Note - This was raised a few months ago and it was clear MU had made no approach to AM and in response to an interested club that did approach them it was noted he would not be sold. As far as I recall it was the Ghana coach who raised the MU issue when being interviewed about the cancelled national games in October or November.}

1.) 02 Apr 2019 13:47:32
Thanks ed, who are we targeting as matic replacement?

{Ed002's Note - The club are not looking to replace Matic at this time and have Scott McTominay if required. There are other priorities.}

2.) 02 Apr 2019 15:32:12
Cheers for the Info Ed.

3.) 02 Apr 2019 16:28:40
Thanks ed02, that is really disappointing news.

4.) 02 Apr 2019 22:22:55
Other priorities being that our other first two centre mids are leaving. going to be a long summer for united fans, but stick with ole and the boys.



21 Dec 2018 14:32:40
Ed002 are utd interested in Lucas Hernandez.

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{Ed002's Note - There was interest in Lucas Hernandez from Mr Mourinho but I would expect interest will have gone with Shaw agreeing a new contract. Atletico will look to hang on to the player and have him sign a new contract but they have been using him as a CB instead of his preferred LB position where Filipe Luis has been playing. Atletico asked too high a price for Filipe in the summer and at his age it killed the chance of a move. With his contract running down he will be allowed to move on and Atletico will attempt to fend off interest from Bayern Munich by adding a CB as soon as they can, possibly January if they can persuade the player they want to make the move and then Hernandez can return to his preferred role.}

1.) 21 Dec 2018 17:09:20
Thanks for the info, we should be trying to sign him, shaw still seems injury prone, not to mention his form he seems to have gone back to being poor since he signed his contract.



12 May 2018 14:35:34
There are rumors that rui faria is leaving, Eds, other posters anyone hear anything about this?

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1.) 12 May 2018 16:57:47
Posted something similar CSM. Very interesting news and potentially the shake up that Jose's back room staff needs. Apparently its not carrick taking the no. 2 role but that he will just be part of the back room staff. There was murmurs that Faria was linked to the Arsenal job but he does not seem to be on their shortlist. I think Jose needs someone to come in and bring some fresh ideas and a new approach to this team. Quite exciting if this is true.

2.) 12 May 2018 18:20:15
How about klopps number 2 if he is indeed leaving Liverpool.

3.) 12 May 2018 18:24:08
Official on the website (utd website)

{Ed004's Note - Rumours are that the U18 coach McKenna will become assistant manager}

4.) 12 May 2018 18:47:53
Its all official and all seems very amicable- he is ready for a new challenge as his own man somewhere.

I think one of the pundits hit it on the head a few weeks ago, Jose is in a time warp, what worked for him 10 years ago doesn't work now .

SAF always bought in new coaches, kept it fresh, I really hope a new man comes in not just a yes man bit someone with ideas who wants to play attacking, attractive football with wingers, attacking full backs who doesn't think a 1-0 lead at home with 20 mins to go is time to shut up shop.

5.) 12 May 2018 18:57:11
Ed004, I have watched U18 2/ 3 times, they are playing good football. I think he would be good appointment.

{Ed004's Note - That's very good to read. Hopefully that is the case next season. Hoping we push 10 yards further forward and play a more attacking style of football}

6.) 12 May 2018 19:31:18
McKenna would be a very good appointment Ed004, knows the club well, excellent job this season in the u18's, play very good football at times, supposedly did a good job at Spurs aswell. Hopefully we might see Gomes and Chong get some playing time next season (good enough=old enough lol)

{Ed004's Note - Id settle for more attacking football and more entertainment}

7.) 12 May 2018 19:57:18
Lets hope a stronger defence helps us play more attacking next season🤞🏻.

8.) 12 May 2018 22:15:06
McKenna according to rumours with Carrick as number 3.

9.) 12 May 2018 22:51:14
Do you think a different number 2 will have any input into changing Mourinhos style after all this time. Especially someone who he has not known for long, I am not sure i see mourinho taking tactical input from anyone let alone someone who relatively barely knows.

10.) 13 May 2018 08:42:11
Anyone know who's going to be number 4?

11.) 13 May 2018 11:11:40
MancMan. I heard Fellaini.

12.) 14 May 2018 10:12:44
"Speaking after the win over Watford, Mourinho said he would not have an assistant next season as "nobody in the world of football is ready".

"I think it will be Michael Carrick in future, when he has his badges, " he said. "When he has his pro licence, when he makes the bridge from player to assistant.

"I got to Michael in the last part of his career and it was enough to fall in love with the player and person. ""

Hope this isn't true, a Mourinho dictatorship is the last thing we need.

13.) 15 May 2018 03:20:01
I for 1 am hopeful that Carrick grows into this job. By all accounts the players look up to him, respect him as a leader (as they should) . He understands this team, understands the players, understands and loves United. He has a lot of potential. We just need to see if he has the appetite and aptitude now. I really hope so.



11 Jan 2018 12:43:41
So redman, Glazers have granted you your wish. it seems we have contacted Arsenal for Sanchez - happy now?

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1.) 11 Jan 2018 14:20:37
Has all the hallmarks of a Sanchez Snubs MUFC for MCFC headline for the papers.

Quickly followed by a load of think pieces/ columns about how this is another signal that man city are racing ahead of united in every conceivable area.

2.) 11 Jan 2018 14:24:48

Thought exactly the same mate, no excitement on this one from me unfortunately.

3.) 11 Jan 2018 14:49:53
I was wondering all the time. why we aren't in for him. than I said myself that may be he isn't get in well with Jose from Barcelona time. but if someone need him more than its us. he is deadly and very smart in final third. and works really hard for the team. I will take him on wings any day. anytime.
But even I guess he looks city bound.

4.) 11 Jan 2018 15:59:03
I'm sure I remember one of the Ed's saying he left Barcelona because of Messi.

5.) 11 Jan 2018 16:00:00
If it's agent spreading bs woody needs to do a briefing like he did when atletico ban news came before any agreement with city but if it is true I think we have a good chance of signing him, only thing city guarantee that we don't is a pl medal this season something we can clearly convince him to forego. We if actually go through with our rebuild well we should win a pl title in next 2 seasons and we would offer him guaranteed starting spot unlike city.

6.) 11 Jan 2018 16:48:21
I agree csm and he is the exact sort of player who should be wearing our number 7 shirt.

7.) 11 Jan 2018 16:48:59
I'm pretty sure when he went to Barcelona the papers were awash with either him or his dad being a United fan.

8.) 11 Jan 2018 17:12:40
I'm sure if we are showing an interest then there will be a level of reciprocal feeling from the player .

I'm not really sure why everyone is so certain he will end up at city.

If we got him it would be a great signing and likewise for city but I'm sure we are still an attractive proposition to any player.

9.) 11 Jan 2018 18:51:33
I think the funniest part of this story is a few papers adding liverpool to this saga imagine the options sanchez has, want a pl medal this season and lots of money pick city, want a chance at pl medal in future seasons and even more money pick utd, you want neither trophies nor money, well you know what is left on the table.

10.) 11 Jan 2018 20:46:58

It wasn’t actually Sanchez in particular, I was pointing out that we need to recruit at the top level, especially if our opposition are doing that. Sanchez is a top level player and if there is a deal for him then it could be good. We shall see if the manager thinks there is a fit in our team and more important if this is a real opportunity. We shall see.

11.) 12 Jan 2018 12:43:53
We have done that especially since Mou has signed up redman, matic, pogba, lukaku, failed attempt to get griezmann and there seems to be interest in signing dybala these are all top level talents we are trying to or have signed.



02 Jan 2018 10:29:06
Great performance yesterday, mourinho at last seems to have understood playing 3 in the middle is the way to go to get best out of pogba. But we need new fb's, lindelof isn't a fb and both young and Valencia are on the wrong side of 30, while shaw has a long way to go to be first choice.

A carrick replacement and may be Alex Sandro will get us a comfortable top 2-3 finish and hopefully a fa cup.

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23 Dec 2018 13:13:52
With all the discussion about how Utd out ran cardiff and the accusations that Utd players downed the tools and were not putting in the effort.

A bit of googling tells me after about 33 games last season we were 20th in the league in distance traveled with 3672 kms covered. Unless.

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1.) 23 Dec 2018 13:20:33
Pressed the send button a bit too quickly. So folks unless people think players downed the tools last season as well, this whole players downed the tools and did not work hard enough narrative needs to stop.

2.) 23 Dec 2018 15:40:07
I don't think players downed tools. I think they didn't believe or trust in the style of play that was being asked of them. It's hard. bordering on impossible to be 100% committed to anything you don't 100% believe in. That's not the same as saying I won't play for a manager, just that you don't trust in his way of playing.

Plus a counter attacking team, that sits deep, plays a low block and only plays passes into feet is never going to cover a huge amount of distance. That coupled with the prevailing style last season seemed to be to play a high press with balls being played into space not feet then the average distance covered would probably be higher than usual. Which would make our lower figures look worse than they were. Remember last season we finished 2nd with a very low distance covered statistic, which highlights the many different ways to skin a cat.

For me though that style that Jose wanted us to play just doesn't fit the DNA of our club. So was never going to be a long lasting style.



22 Dec 2018 19:40:11
Great result and more importantly great football to go alongside. But we had our fair share of luck, a deflected goal, Cardiff being unable to attack. Others might not be as accommodating as Cardiff were. Young should not be starting games, the amount of times he got skinned by their wingers was only overtaken by the amount of times Herrera had to play rb as young was nowhere in sight.

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1.) 22 Dec 2018 19:45:40

You mean Young who played pretty much right wing all game like we have been crying out for? Take it to these teams, if they score who cares, we score more.

2.) 22 Dec 2018 19:47:08

3.) 22 Dec 2018 19:53:24
1-5, Ole’s first game, probably the best 90 minutes of the season, time to find fault 🙄

Chill mate, it feels different right now, enjoy it.

{Ed0333's Note - sign the guy up full time I say. Most of the white half of north London are already in mourning. Lol

4.) 22 Dec 2018 19:57:55
Gds very happy with the result and football but this was only Cardiff and there were clear parts of our game where we need to improve.

5.) 22 Dec 2018 20:04:25
You make me happy when skies are grey, Alan shearer was *** dearer.
Oh don't you take my ole away.
Great game to give the players confidence going forward.

6.) 22 Dec 2018 20:22:09

Obviously we aren’t the finished article and I would be surprised if Ole doesn’t have things to work on but I’d hate to have watched that game and not be absolutely delighted and looking forward to Wednesday.

{Ed0333's Note - I’m not looking forward to Wednesday I’ll have to go to the shops and get credit notes for all the crappy presents people have bought me lol.

7.) 22 Dec 2018 20:42:21
Most enjoyable game for a long time. Great to see a high line. Great to see full backs pushing on great to see higher tempo and desire to move and keep possesion. Great to see players bombing forward off the ball.
Yes there will be sterner tests but not for 4 or 5 games.
If we can build up momentum and confidence over the next few games we can put some pressure on those a move us.
Front 3 were all as good as each other today great movement and great finishing.

8.) 22 Dec 2018 21:26:22
Oh how great it was to watch an exciting game, to not be in a bad mood, to dread watching the next game as you knew you would be frustrated, bored and angry.

Yes it was Cardiff, but we have been awful and even lost to lower teams.

My one concern was Martial did not look happy. I hope it was because he didn’t want to be subbed. Ole make him feel special, because he is special and we need him for the penetration speed and power he brings.

9.) 22 Dec 2018 21:37:59
Nice, very nice indeed.

10.) 23 Dec 2018 00:00:23
Great result last night. Well done to all. Great to see.

It could have been much much worse, another loss to a team below us, a draw even, drab unimaginative football. No goals. A lack of effort and application.

But it wasn’t. It was almost exactly what we all hoped for. 5-1 against anyone is a good result.

On a personal note, I couldn’t be happier for Ole. Great player, great bloke, great start.

Let’s take the same effort and enthusiasm into the next game!


11.) 23 Dec 2018 10:26:26
We gurn about the deflected goals against us over the season, but guess what? When you attack and take shots at goal, you will get deflections. We rarely got the benefit of these lucky breaks, because we rarely attacked.



24 Nov 2018 17:58:49
Under moyes after 13 games we were 1 point better off, had scored more goals and conceded less than right now. I never thought anyone could do worse than moyes and that too after spending 400mn.

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1.) 24 Nov 2018 18:08:00
Pretty shocking that.

2.) 24 Nov 2018 18:17:24
We have come along way to make to the last place on MOTD!
Great work!

I can't believe JM can't get this team going. First time I'm saying it but we need fresh faces and ideas.

3.) 24 Nov 2018 19:25:22
Remember when we bought Lukaku, we thought he'd be the flat track bully that would make the difference against teams in the bottom half of the table? What happened? We can add Palace to a growing list of supposed weaker teams, that we manage to make look like Barcelona. Top 4 by the end of the year? Dream on, Jose.

4.) 24 Nov 2018 19:32:04
This negativity is very stilly, We’re a point nearer top 4 than we were, hussah!

5.) 24 Nov 2018 19:34:08
Lukakau needs chances created to score against teams tbf.

6.) 24 Nov 2018 19:35:13
Mid week is so important now.

7.) 24 Nov 2018 19:35:13
Mid week is so important now.

8.) 24 Nov 2018 20:19:52
I wouldn't open my curtains if Utd were playing in my backyard.

Until this manager goes nothing will change.

Bigger problems, but it has to start with the manager - 3 years it's a disgrace to our name almost every game we play. The players all look so miserable, there was a clip of them arriving at the ground and everyone of them looked like they were about to do a double shift down the mines!

9.) 24 Nov 2018 22:31:09
Awful performance . These playerd nr3d to look at themselves in the mirror .

10.) 25 Nov 2018 09:26:38
Singh, have you seen Pogba's hair? Do you really think he doesn't look at himself in the mirror? I bet he spends far too long looking at himself in the mirror.

11.) 25 Nov 2018 09:34:52
Lollll Shappy. I like that! . I think Fellaini needs tips of him!



12 Nov 2018 13:44:45
Only the three teams currently in the relegation zone have been behind for longer in Premier League matches this season than Manchester United (395 minutes) .

Wonder how Mourinho apologists spin this? Are we really the 17th worst defense in the league.

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1.) 13 Nov 2018 06:17:15
No CSM, we aren't 17th. We are probably somewhere around 25th worst defence. You take out the holding midfielders and this defence would be shipping in 5s each week. De Gea has been shielding our weaknesses season after season. We lack a leader in defence (Rio/ Vidic) who can work with these fools.

2.) 13 Nov 2018 10:31:58
So we are worst defense in the league and all of it is down to the players, so what if 2 cb's were bought by mourinho until he scapegoated one of them who by the way looked our best cb for the most time and our 3rd best player this season has been shaw its all down to the players. Mourinho fanboys never disappoint.

3.) 13 Nov 2018 13:04:34
CSM, Jose is not god. He makes mistakes like everyone else. Look at the other side of the road. How many goalkeepers, defenders did Pep buy and how many he already had? Bailly wasn’t made a scapegoat, he was made a donkey by the attackers of Brighton and Newcastle. Let that sink in. He has been atrocious this season. On Shaw, we don’t need a debate, the las himself stated that he was wrong and now has started to reap benefits of hard work, simply what the manager asked.

You just need to look at last season, the defence was among the best in the league simply because we put two MFs in front of them. We removed one this season and we have shipped in goals for fun. Can you challenge the fact that Smalling won't be anywhere near a team in the top half? Can you say that Valencia and Young would be defending for any other top team? That’s 3 out of 4 defenders.

Buddy, I am not a Jose fan. I love United and simply I respect the position that Jose holds currently. Not Jose, the position.

4.) 13 Nov 2018 14:33:50
Shan who doesn't have bad games? Remember how vidic vs torres ended most of the times. Fergie did not scapegoat vidic for that he backed him because he knew the quality player vidic was. Bailly in his first season showed he is a good player, also if his current absence is down to a few bad games, what about what happened last season? he didn't have bad games just got dropped out of the blue and mourinho cameup with a bs excuse.

And regarding smalling, valencia, young they aren't top quality but 17th worst they aren't. Who's that down to, also what exactly does it mean by respecting his position, he is a rubbish manager who has spent rubbishload of money and has 2 mickey mouse trophies in his first season to show for, while playing a turgid brand of football. He needs to earn the respect given he has not achieved much here and refuses to accept a shred of blame for what mostly are self inflicted wounds.



11 Aug 2018 06:32:21
Ok game. Bailly, lindelof, shaw, pereira and ddg were brilliant. Fred looks like a better version of Herrera just needs time to settle, pogba was decent. Rashford was rubbish and Sanchez is just a grossly overpaid ji sung park.

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1.) 11 Aug 2018 07:55:59
Agree with that assessment. Thought Sanchez was very poor but played some nice balls. Obviously he is a world class player though CSM and I expect him to have a very good season. We need to shift him to the right and use his ability to cross the ball. The biggest bonus for me was the togetherness of the team after shaw scored. Clearly he is a popular member of the squad and there is a good team spirit within the squad. Great to see Jose celebrating his goal today and praising him near the end and before the match. Me thinks that all this negativity from Jose has been a way to create a siege mentality, them against us. The players and manager are clearly on the same page and with a few tweaks and consistency and I think we will have a good season. Just need to go for the kill when we have gone a goal up as opposed to inviting pressure on ourselves. I love the look of the midfield combinations and they all compliment each other very well. Pogba is a die a big season and I can see him having a huge season. Great to see united back playing, even if the football is not always entertaining.

2.) 11 Aug 2018 08:57:13
Yeah I agree as well.

Got to wonder why Martial wasn't starting up top if Rashford was meant to be so unfit?

Agreed with Jose's press conference. From the looks of Martial's face when Pogba came off and how many times Jose kept bringing it back to wishing he could bring Martial on in the interview, makes me think he promised him a game and reneged - won't be going down well I'm sure.

One key thing. He kept saying the lads were not ready etc, but the majority had a full pre-season, we need to knock these International trips on the head and get back to focusing on pre-season being about getting ready, not handicapping it. Delighted for Shaw, Pereira played well, loved Fred's energy and passion, something we desperately lack (the football part will come) . Darmian is a waste of space, can't believe the regression in him since signing.

3.) 11 Aug 2018 09:23:47

Not often I agree with you but generally I did there. The owners are never going to stop raking money in from foreign trips, if there was a winter break I wouldn’t put it past them to organise a money spinning friendly.

I thought Lindelof had a very calm effective game and prefer the combo of Baily and him than Smalling and Jones.

People may not agree but I think the owners lack of support seemed to have fired Mourinho up a bit, I may be wrong but I sense a determination to show them. We shall see, what I saw of him last night was not third season syndrome.

Very pleased for Shaw who was so excited when interviewed post match.

We will know more when we play away but our right side looked cumbersome Darmian and Mata, but Fred looks a good addition.

4.) 11 Aug 2018 10:17:00
I think the owners have got it 100% right by sticking to there guns and looking to buy players that can be developed .
Best way to build a team.

5.) 11 Aug 2018 11:00:32
I agree jred. Gary Neville said the same. However, like many of us, we question who is making the footballing decisions upstairs.

And i also feel we did the right thing in not paying over odds. Rod off his own back ed Woodward but at least now it looks as though he will not pay over the odds especially for a player in their late 20s/ 30s.

6.) 11 Aug 2018 11:06:29
Maybe but I still think we lack on the right side.

7.) 11 Aug 2018 11:48:34
Jred - I agree with the logic but then why employ Jose when everybody knows that is not how he manages. A few bad results and we could find ourselves in the middle of a meltdown between Jose and the board.
It seems an odd decision to give Jose a new contract and then not support him in the transfer window when there had clearly been a discussion about what Jose's plans were.

8.) 11 Aug 2018 12:50:56
It doesn't mean he can't manage like that .
He will of had little say in transfers at both Madrid and inter .




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10 Apr 2019 03:29:22
redarmy he plays as much on the right as he does on the left.

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02 Apr 2019 16:28:40
Thanks ed02, that is really disappointing news.

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02 Apr 2019 13:47:32
Thanks ed, who are we targeting as matic replacement?

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09 Mar 2019 17:19:59
Ed001 if we are targeting that sort of a cb and we clearly are looking for a young player shouldn't we be targeting someone like de ligt.

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{Ed001's Note - from what I have seen of de Ligt I wouldn't recommend him at all. He has very little defending to do with Ajax, but whenever he is actually put under defensive pressure (when I have seen him anyway so a limited view admittedly) he is not good. Excellent on the ball but he is a midfielder for me.}



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17 Feb 2019 17:44:53
Fzz what any democratic government does even the bad deeds aren't directly attributable to the people who elect them but whatever an autocracy does is directly attributable to the despot who leads it.

What you are saying is like working in a trump tower but if saudis buy us we would be the trump tower.

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23 Apr 2019 07:52:19
benny we have won more trophies in last 3 years than you have in the last decade.

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23 Apr 2019 04:48:07
I think I would want us to try and win but I also remember when faced with a similar situation a few years ago slippy G slipped made a back pass to Drogba to ensure their win. Returning that favor would be nice.

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20 Apr 2019 07:29:17
bohzman he did not call martial out, he was asked specifically about martial, he turned the question smartly onto all our attackers. Nothing wrong with it at all. Its just that angel getting in his passive aggressive dig in, because posters here criticized mourinho for spouting bs in press conferences.

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18 Apr 2019 07:49:45
Absolutely agree with you AJH, Ole might be a success in future but to appoint someone manager because they beat a bunch of relegation candidates and lucked out against PSG is just plain stupid, but then again the guy who made this decision was Ed Woodward so stupid is par for the course.

I doubt it DSG, I wanted mourinho sacked after the sevilla game and did not agree with many of his decisions but a corporate hack who has never kicked a ball or has had anything to do with football most of his life telling a manager who has won everything there is to win who to sell and who to buy is the height of ego and incompetence and none of those people you mentioned did it, those were woodward's decisions.

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12 Apr 2019 07:40:45
I agree ken let's see what he has shown us rather than how good potentially he might be.

In his first season in PL he ended up with ll goals and 4 assists in the season, which was 175 mins per goal or assist, in comparison rooney's output was 172 mins per goal / assist, mata's 263 mins per, rashford had a terrific beginning to his career going 123 mins per goal or assist, Lingard went 327 minutes per goal/ assist.

In his second season which was martial's worst season at utd in terms of goals scored, martial's stats were 155 mins per goal/ assist in PL. In comparison Zlatan was 110 mins per g/ a, rooney's output was 154 mins per g/ a. Rashford and Lingard went 283 and 456 mins per g/ a respectively. Mata was 180 mins per.

In the 2017-18 season, martial went 113 mins per goal/ assist in PL. In comparision Lukaku's output was 124 mins per g/ a, rashford 150 mins per, lingard who had his best ever year 140 mins per g/ a. Mata went 241 mins per goal/ assist.

This season martial's nos in PL are 116 mins per goal/ assist, Lukaku's are 154 mins per g/ a, Rashford 118 mins per goal/ assist, lingard 234 mins per g/ a, mata 267 mins per g/ a and pogba 123 mins per g/ a.

Now i don't know what exactly you see but to me those are pretty solid nos, he has been one of our top 2 or nearly top 2 performers every season.

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