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09 Jul 2019 19:19:03
Ed are Barcelona interested in signing v lindelof.

jred

{Ed002's Note - No, I am not aware of any approach by Barcelona to Manchester United for him but as early as tomorrow night they may be re-evaluating their centre back options. I would think that Victor Lindelof’s future at Manchester United will be something his agent will be thinking about seriously not wanting to get stuck in the abyss with what is in reality a Championship level manager and a club who are planning on a record breaking expenditure on a series of knee jerrk reactions. I am sure they would love to get him in the Barcelona squad.}


1.) 09 Jul 2019 20:17:09
@Ed002

You're about to send the site into meltdown with comments like that mate although its the hard hitting truth that Solskjaer is out of his depth and should never have been given the job. He appears clueless and looks like a kid with a smile on his face who can't believe that he's got the job while everything seems to be falling around him.

I'd be interested to know what knee jerk reactions you are mentioning Ed002? Milinkovic Savic and Maguire?

{Ed002's Note - It is not a smile - simply wind.}


2.) 09 Jul 2019 20:25:25
It was on Sky before, where the player was questioning his future at United.

What can you do?

If you keep the Muppets on high wages, with no chance of competing for a decade and spend stupid money on has beens, obviously a decent player and agent is going to agitate for a move away to a club who can compete.


3.) 09 Jul 2019 20:27:57
Ed002 - can you shed any info on the knee jerk reactions?

Thanks.

{Ed002's Note - I have done it over and over.}


4.) 09 Jul 2019 21:05:43
I would guess it’s Harry Maquire.


5.) 09 Jul 2019 21:20:24
he is in the same boat as frank lampard.

{Ed001's Note - not really, Lampard is being surrounded by football advisors and helpers with experience.}


6.) 09 Jul 2019 20:57:34
Absolutely agree. We are embarrassed and rudderless.

Question to the Oracle. Who will replace Gonner?


7.) 09 Jul 2019 21:01:18
Or the club can realise what is in front of them, sack OGS and get someone else in urgently before the window closes. Someone we can rally round and survive this season before it goes too far.


8.) 09 Jul 2019 21:46:40
May 2020 and i bet Ole will be sacked by then. wouldn't these players look at the bigger picture and think to themselves that if the manager isn't good then he won't last long.

Interesting times ahead.


9.) 09 Jul 2019 22:10:33
Love the positivity lads. Geeesshh. Ole is our manager. He will not be leaving in the immediate future. Why not get behind our manager who has his first transfer window to sort out this mess of a squad. Ole isn't on his own here either. Do you not think players with the right attitude would like to work with Mike Phelan and Michael Carrick? The high profile manager (Van Gaal and Mourinho) hasn't worked. How about trying a club man with the right management team around him?! Getting sick of the negativity.


10.) 09 Jul 2019 22:03:36
Jesus, that's a depressing read ed002. What are this club doing?


11.) 09 Jul 2019 22:17:20
Hah bloody marvelous. you all shot me down when I said ole will be gone before Christmas. now ya sacking him before season starts.
Football fans eh, who'd have em.


12.) 09 Jul 2019 23:11:13
You mean, someone you can rally round Red Man.


13.) 10 Jul 2019 01:10:46
Lindelof is going nowhere that's for sure.
When the window shuts we will know the squad and then it will be time to assess what realistic expectations are.
Unless there are 3 or 4 more signings and the same leaving ole has no chance no manager would.
The signings will come and the exits will leave in confident of that.
Im excited for the season ahead.


14.) 10 Jul 2019 01:12:50
Wow this site is full of negativity. Who knows if ole will fail or prosper? City and pool didn’t need much n haven’t done much upto now. Leicester have signed a player they had on loan. Not many other clubs have done much as of yet. Whilst I agree that if we start the season with our current squad we will endure a tough season but to write it off before it’s started and to already decide ole is a failure is terrible. I used to love supporting Utd and visiting these forums but they make dour reading these days. The whole thing above because an agent made a throw away remark about his client attracting interest from other clubs your all in meltdown. It seems a lot of you are waiting to say told you so? God help ole with the “support” he’s getting from our “supporters”.


15.) 10 Jul 2019 06:38:23
Nou

I mean someone the players and supporters recognise can do the job and have confidence in. If the club had undertaken the due diligence at the end of the season do you really think OGS would be the manager now? If Poch or Allegri were the manager would you and I mean you have more confidence for this season and future ones? Given the number of disenfranchised players seemingly wanting to leave I sense no confidence inside or outside the club of the top structure down and belief in the appointment of OGS is likely one but not the only reason we have struggled to get players in.


16.) 10 Jul 2019 07:41:54
All ready shouting to sack the the manager.
Dear me.


17.) 09 Jul 2019 23:22:13
Good way to bring out the toxic ed002 😋.

{Ed002's Note - Maybe Ithaca best stop saying anything on the is page again.}


18.) 10 Jul 2019 07:48:02
From Ed002's comments, it feels like we are about to break the bank and pay premium price for someone?
I'm guessing Maguire and SMS.


19.) 10 Jul 2019 08:41:39
The records broken Red Man.


20.) 09 Jul 2019 23:14:16
Question for Ed2 - why did the board not back a winner like Jose but are about to spend millions backing a relative novice in OGS?

{Ed002's Note - This is what I said soon after he arrived:

"It was a bad move to appoint Mourinho and a bad move for him to accept. He doesn't see MU as a progressive club that will adapt to what he thinks they need. He doesn't like being in Manchester and there are those there who still see a blue tinge surrounding him. There was a major error in taking on Ibrahimovich - it is disruptive with the kids (although one specific issue has been overcome) and he wanted to move elsewhere. Mkhitaryan is a disaster waiting to happen. Pogba's career belongs in Spain or Italy - certainly not Manchester. Four players have been told they can go in January (and that is pretty much unheard of)."}


21.) 10 Jul 2019 04:28:02
@ed002 Barcelona match United in spending big and buying players who don't fulfill expectations and are trying to offload now. Coutinho, Dembele etc.
Neymar moved to PSG and now want to come back to Barcelona like Pogba came back for United.
Messi even told once Barcelona are signing substandard players who don't deserve to play for the club.
Players want to Join Barcelona because they have Messi without Messi in two or three years Barcelona will lose its fear factor.
OGS may be a championship manager but if Lindelof wants to play under the best manager he needs to go to Liverpool or City not Spain.
Liverpool won the UCL and almost won the PL playing that good in a wildly tougher league than in spain where it was virtually a freerun to the title for Barcelona and Barcelona lost to pool in the UCL where in the first leg Match they were outplayed comfortably in Nou camp and only Messi's magic gave that lead. Barcelona is also in a downward spiral as well, only easier Spanish league and Messi's magic slow down the downward spiral a bit for time being.

{Ed002's Note - Whilst you might have the Kleenex out for Klopp - he has won nothing else for years and years. This is a ridiculous post.}


22.) 10 Jul 2019 09:20:23
Hi Ed002,

Thanks as always for your honest opinion about United and for all the priceless info you very kindly provide.

You’ve raised the issue of the manager at a club being a reason why a player might want to join/ not join a club. Obviously the biggest draw would appear to be Guardiola but I can imagine Zidane and Pochettino are attractive bosses too.

In your honest and valued opinion, would you mind suggesting a couple of other managers who players see as a reason for going to a club please?

Many thanks Wallace.

{Ed002's Note - Quique Setien, Marcello Lippi, Ricardo Gareca, Max Allegri, Jose Mourinho ....}


23.) 10 Jul 2019 10:00:17
@Ed002 Liverpool set the benchmark last season I used them and Klopp as an example. Klopp, Wenger are better managers than Mourinho who is a serial winner of almost all the trophies. Those who appreciate the quality of football klopp, Wenger plays agree with me.

{Ed002's Note - You seem to have little grasp of reality.}


24.) 10 Jul 2019 09:46:53
Wow, that was a quick reply!

Many thanks Ed002!

{Ed002's Note - It was an easy question.}


25.) 10 Jul 2019 10:32:38
Ed002, sorry if this is a silly question:
You had stated, "as early as tomorrow night they may be re-evaluating their centre back options"
Does this mean the club is moving to new CB targets because of the inflated market?

{Ed002's Note - No, it means that as early as tonight Barcelona are re-evaluating their centre back options. It is nothing to do with an inflated market.

Perhaps they will soon pop along and see if they can help Lindoff to get out of the club?}


26.) 10 Jul 2019 10:55:32
002 you seem to have some incredibly strong fishing bait for bringing the toxics out of the woodwork!

I can see it's going to be another wonderful day of reading ridiculously negative posts on here today 🙄

#OleOut.

{Ed002's Note - I will now be very much limiting telling the truth on this page then. It is not worth the grief - I am sure you will get on much better without me explaining what is going on.}


27.) 10 Jul 2019 11:00:42
Thanks Ed.
Lindelof is the last player we would want out of the club.
Many posters even suggested him as a potential captain.


28.) 10 Jul 2019 11:21:15
Woah sorry Ed, my post was aimed at the ridiculous comments on a few threads in the past 12 hours or so, not your updates!

I thought my hash tag at the end got the sarcasm across, sorry for the confusion!


29.) 10 Jul 2019 14:07:40
I'd love to see Ricardo Gareca taking charge of one of the biggest clubs in world football what he has done with Peru is nothing short of spectacular in my opinion.


30.) 10 Jul 2019 15:43:19
does every manager not start of as a nobody.

10 years ago poch was unheard of and now he is regarded as a decent manager,

klopp has even been relegated as a manager and people think he's the best.

my point is proof is in the pudding and untill ole has a fair crack at the whip i feel its abit un called for with all the slagging off he gets.


31.) 10 Jul 2019 16:15:37
Catch up on threads here.

Ed002 gets asked a question, provides an answer that triggers, then gets triggered himself and then leaves.

Hopefully there's pod before see Ed002 on the other side of the window.


32.) 10 Jul 2019 17:13:51
The answer was provocative.


33.) 10 Jul 2019 17:16:53
united road. why can't we all just have a simple debate with no slagging off.

this page is becoming petty.


34.) 10 Jul 2019 18:54:50
The page is getting petty that's the point. Posters are asking Ed's questions but then don't like their answer (opinion) and reply posti g negatively which provokes other posters and editors who volunteer to time and info to the site.

Decent debates are a rarity these days.

Props the guys who made this site a lot more fun - ngiak, RFT, Syd, Ronnie.

All toxicity, defensive, negative life imitating art.


35.) 10 Jul 2019 20:44:40
To be fair, UR, most of the questions I've read on here recently, have been put politely and respectfully. All of our questions, unless we're heavily involved in the football industry, are coming from a certain degree of ignorance. That's why we ask the Eds in the first place. I know it must be a pain in the hoop seeing the same questions, but just put different ways, over and over again. But I think a certain Ed has been particularly provocative, today. Almost as if he's engineering a way out 😁.


36.) 10 Jul 2019 16:42:19
Keeping telling the truth ed002, it really is appreciated. Ignore the idiots.


37.) 10 Jul 2019 23:37:43
Cheers Ed for answering my thread

Seems rather political at OT!


 

 

18 Dec 2018 13:55:37
Solskjaer name had been mentioned.

jred

{Ed002's Note - Regardless of him managing the reserves for a few years it would be high risk in my view. It would be an enormous step up from Molde so it is hard to be confident it would work.}


1.) 18 Dec 2018 14:11:01
It's a risk but then again itsxonly for the next 5 month .

{Ed002's Note - Why would he leave his job for such an offer then?}


2.) 18 Dec 2018 14:16:51
Any information that suggest that board is happy with Woodward and he will continue in his current role.
Would DOF takeover him later on the footballing front.


3.) 18 Dec 2018 15:05:46
Maybe get paid 3x the salary over the next 5 month and raise his profile .

{Ed002's Note - I think that is a pretty dreadful thing to say. You ceratinly don't deserve anyone decent at the club with so called supporters saying things like that.}


4.) 18 Dec 2018 15:11:31
We're not entitled to anyone and anything Jred.


5.) 18 Dec 2018 15:22:50
I think the guys already fairly well known an maybe he likes managing his hometown club.


6.) 18 Dec 2018 15:27:50
Isnt the whole OLE rumour based on the fact the Norweigan league shut down 3 weeks ago until March, the tabloids are jumping on the fact he is sitting at home watching countdown for 3 months so why not? (ignoring the fact he still has work to do with Molde in the off season)


7.) 18 Dec 2018 15:30:48
It's not Ole, his tenure at Cardiff was not great. Apparently it will be an ex-player. Steve Bruce anyone.


8.) 18 Dec 2018 15:35:53
Could Giggs job share with Wales?

{Ed002's Note - Sure, it gives him an excuse when things go wrong.}


9.) 18 Dec 2018 16:24:54
Hi Ed002, hope you’re well. You’ve previously mentioned Berta and Campos regarding a DOF role. Are there any further names being considered, possibly even left-field options?

{Ed002's Note - I have dealt with this at length before. Nothing has changed.}


10.) 18 Dec 2018 16:45:45
I have looked at previous posts now and you gave us some good suggestions. Thanks again, hope you have a quiet evening!

{Ed002's Note - Thanks.}


11.) 18 Dec 2018 17:09:25
Blanc can be the only serious contender surely?

{Ed002's Note - To a large extent the press release has been a self inflicted wound. I have no doubt that Laurent Blanc would take the job on a permanent basis but perhaps he feels his "hands would be tied" (I am paraphrasing) if he would simply be asked to coach until the end of the season with little or no control over players or transfers in January? If he really wants the full time job and I am sure that there is a concern that if he is constrained as an interim it may not go well as it could and could then potentially exclude him from the opportunity in the summer. For me is would be an excellent choice for the club in the long term. If it is going to be simply an interim role Solskjaer and Phelan may do a decent job but it means Manchester United don't have a good long time solution. OGS would need to leave his current job after MU negotiate with his club and, good or not (at the very least risky), could easily find themselves at a loose end in June. Perhaps the club should reconsider how they are looking to transition to a new coach and at least give a good opportunity to an interim coach to get the role on a full time basis.}


12.) 18 Dec 2018 18:26:18
United saying that we will appoint an external interim manager until the end of the season within 48 hours led me to believe that they had someone already lined up. If this isn't the case then why even mention it? As a precursor to any manager taking over that they're not permanent and don't expect any money in January or a say on which players stay or go?


13.) 18 Dec 2018 20:13:07
As someone who watched OGS throughout his time at cardiff (from his appointment, to the relegation and to the subsequent firing while in the championship), I can confirm that he was in my opinion the worst manager we have had in my time as a supporter. Defensively he was woeful, going forward we looked confused and overall we had absolutely no plan. He made selection decisions which absolutely mystified the fans, e. g. playing our best midfielder at left back (more shocking as he was slow and couldn't defend) . Not only were the results bad but his signings were out of their depth and he left the club in a position which we are only just now recovering from. If he does take the united job, it would surprise me if he makes it till May.


14.) 18 Dec 2018 22:16:01
Hi guys not posted on here for ages as I lost my username RRED7

Really don’t want to be sentimental and watch Ole ruin his legacy at our club, Someone who can cement the players and instantly have their respect would be the candidate for me and Blanc I think fits that bill. He would probably regardless of your opinion of him get the best from Pogba who if you believe all the rumours has been a catalyst of Jose getting the boot. I honestly think we will see a different Pogba now who will put a shift in.

I don’t like what he has done this season or today with his tweet but he has the potential played the right way to ignite us.


15.) 19 Dec 2018 07:11:07
Pogba should be next out the door.


16.) 19 Dec 2018 11:52:02
The problem with hiring Blanc for a team built around Pogba, Martial, Rashford, Lingard, Bailly, Fred, Young, Lukaku:

goo.gl/FXPyN7


 

 

22 Nov 2018 15:58:43
Ed any truth in the rumour Madrid are interested in Rasford.

jred

{Ed002's Note - Yes there is interest from Real Madrid and Juventus to some extent.}


1.) 22 Nov 2018 17:00:35
Why would they want him? He's rubbish, even the great, the wonderful and the all knowing Jose Mourinho can't get the best out of him.

Clearly he can't be any good.


2.) 22 Nov 2018 16:53:22
Cheers ed.


3.) 22 Nov 2018 17:11:11
Loads a talent going to be a good player . Hopefully at United.


4.) 22 Nov 2018 18:04:24
Shappy, I think your single minded hatred is slowly damaging your reputation on here.


5.) 22 Nov 2018 20:15:39
Agreed Fresh.


6.) 22 Nov 2018 20:38:27
Be careful shaps don't want to be one of them players who just come on to have a rant about certain players .

To be fair to shappy he does make some good points about Jose and asks some Interesting questions.
That people either miss or choose to ignore .


7.) 22 Nov 2018 21:35:18
+1 Fresh.


8.) 22 Nov 2018 22:31:51
There are a lot of people don’t rate Rashford and would be happy to see him sold. Yet Madrid and Juve must see something others don’t.


9.) 22 Nov 2018 23:09:16
Played in more games than anybody else last season as a 20 yo more than players like scholes becks butt did at the same age. I think he is doing fine. The manager sees the same perhaps ajh.


10.) 22 Nov 2018 23:13:41
The reason Madrid and co are interested in Rashford it is because he is going to be cheaper then their first choice targets.

It is one thing to play in la liga and serie A then playing in the premier league.

I also think if Mourinho stays then one of Rashford or Martial is not going to get the games they want as Mourinho is under pressure to win and he won't win with two rookies who are still learning their game.

It is best for Rashfors to move to get important game time. He could even go on loan to a premier league to get game time and then come bk to our club when he is ready.

We have become a cosy club and need to be ruthless in decision making.


11.) 23 Nov 2018 00:02:46
Singh
So you think we should get rid of a rookie like martial who has scored in his last 5 games and buy who .
A world-class player like Sanchez?

Maybe Madrid and juve are interested in Rasford because they can see the potential of a 21 year old player playing for England and United.

I have taken a step back from the site to be honest because some of the views and insights really have changes from a few year back.


 

 

26 Sep 2018 10:02:11
Just read this sums it up for me

Where was the game plan, the identity, the intensity? Echoing Paul Pogba's words, the man who was unceremoniously relieved of his duties as stand-in skipper, the Stretford End chanted 'attack! attack! attack!

jred

1.) 26 Sep 2018 10:47:54
Come on Jred don't try to think rationally.

Just blame Pogba.

After all, it's Pogba's fault Frank Lampard who has been in management since June and his team plays better ball than Jose.


It's also due to Pogba's haircut, social media antics, lack of commitment and respect to the club that made Mourinho who so much loves and respects the club say Man United have no football heritage after we lost to Sevilla.


Also, regardless that Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham were below us last season and the fact that they lost more games than us but were never outplayed by Wolves, Huddersfield, Derby and the likes at home within the matter of a few days, Mourinho had nothing to do with it. It was all Pogba's fault.


Even the fact that we cannot count 15 games we utterly dominated throughout without looking vulnerable or likely to lose the said games at a point in the last 3 years cannot be Mourinho's fault - it's all Pogba's.


That's probably why Juventus kicked him out because he's a no-good, pre-madonna who only cares about his looks, social media and running his mouth to the press.


2.) 26 Sep 2018 12:31:23
The Stretford usually chants attack attack attack and they did so last night but tbh not until in the 94th minute.


3.) 26 Sep 2018 12:36:04
Very much his scapgoat last year, herrera must be pleased it isn't him this season.


4.) 26 Sep 2018 12:49:10
pre-madonna haha love it.


5.) 26 Sep 2018 19:12:05
Keep hearing about pre-Madonna's. Do we have any post-Madonna players?


6.) 27 Sep 2018 15:25:46
What we need are current-madonnas.


 

 

27 Aug 2018 16:52:08
A lot of talk matic will play in a back 3 tonight.

jred

1.) 27 Aug 2018 17:41:22
That's pretty much how he was utilised a lot last season anyway.


2.) 28 Aug 2018 19:41:51
And as it panned out it looked like we played nobody at the back.


 

 

 

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16 May 2020 15:32:31
Strange watching football with no fans in the stadium.

jred

{Ed004's Note - really takes away from it. Everything seems to dull. Even commentators don't see up for it until ball hits the net}


1.) 16 May 2020 15:42:35
You lose the atmosphere, actually not to bad a game tho.

{Ed004's Note - Schalke been awful}


2.) 16 May 2020 16:08:14
This is not football, not as I know it.

I think if this is the future (even for the next 6-12 months) then football viewing figures will see a significant drop off.

Initially sure, more will tune in starved of the joy of watching football. But how many will stick around to watch?

The key to football has always been the passion and the excitement. But take the fans away and it's just 22 men kicking a ball from one end of a field to the other.

There is no atmosphere, and the whole event feels flat because of it.

I want football back, but it needs to be the football I know and love. Not this flat event.


3.) 16 May 2020 16:10:52
Yer they never turned up really.


4.) 16 May 2020 16:27:40
A necessary evil unfortunately, if we only want football with fans I think itll be at least early next year before we see that and that's without what the next winter will be like.
As for the game Schalke were awful but Dortmund have some exciting players.


5.) 16 May 2020 16:34:20
It was like watching a pre season game.
Maybe tighter games will have more of a competitive edge.
Losing badly without any fans fans urging them on seemed to knock the stuffing out of schalke and they were not playing or chafing at as high a tempo as you would expect.
Football like most sports without the fans loses most of its appeal to me.
I could watch F1 without fans but don't think I'll be watching too much footy unless united are playing.
Ill try a few more games but i have to say i'm more underwhelmed than i thought I'd be after today.


6.) 16 May 2020 16:42:27
I enjoyed it definitely better atmosphere with fans there but I watch for the football .
I do think this will be the new normal for a while tho.


7.) 16 May 2020 16:46:55
Brandt looks a player everytime I watch him.


8.) 16 May 2020 16:48:05
shappy I take it you don't enjoy grassroots footy?


9.) 16 May 2020 16:51:10
This was a derby match, Dortmund vs Schalke is probably the most highly contested derby in Germany. If teams can't get up for this game then what does that mean when we have two mid-table teams with nothing to play for.


10.) 16 May 2020 17:07:01
Its the first game in 2 month under difficult circumstances.
Schalke were poor today I was impressed with BD tho had a few missing as well.


11.) 16 May 2020 17:13:48
Of course I do, I watch it most weekends.

However, watching grassroots and watching a top derby game is very different.

You have different expectations and you watch for different reasons.

Now maybe its the lack of match sharpness, but I don't think a single player played at more than 80% of their true ability. The game was flat, and the quality wasn't as high as it normally would be.


12.) 16 May 2020 17:17:49
Given the situation, need to adapt to football without fans.

Football without fans is not the same but without the clubs there would be nothing for the fans to support.


13.) 16 May 2020 17:30:32
If you are a huge football fan you will watch football on TV regardless of whether there's fans or not.


14.) 16 May 2020 17:41:55
86 I agree, it is a bit odd tho.


15.) 16 May 2020 17:57:24
There will probably be a few strange results too. a lot of teams rely heavily on their home atmosphere to help, not only that but without fans even the big games will lose that edge that keeps everyone sharp. Be interesting to see how it pans out.


16.) 16 May 2020 18:31:52
Better off watching the local team up the park.


17.) 16 May 2020 19:10:03
Damon, it was just very underwhelming. Maybe after months without football my expectations were unrealistic, maybe the players aren't match fit, or maybe football loses something without the fans.

We won't know after just one game, I'll keep watching for now, but if todays game was indicative of what we will see from games without fans then I'm far less interested. I'll still watch every United game regardless, but I'm not going to sit through too many more games if they are as underwhelming as the one today.


18.) 16 May 2020 19:31:12
It definetely loses its appeal without the fans Shappy. Imagine tuning into Everton v Brighton in a dead rubber. No fans pushing their teams on. People risking their health and safety for a game that has no consequences.


19.) 16 May 2020 20:12:06
Well I really enjoyed it.

I thought Dortmund v Schalke was a cracking game.

I admit its strange without the fans. it's a touch surreal and sterile but get passed that and we saw some great football and fantastic goals in my opinion.

I actually think it's going to be fascinating watching football without the fans.

It will be interesting to see how teams react and how it alters performance.

Will we see new tactics?

Can teams continue to play with the same aggression and intensity without the roar and encouragement of the crowd?

We will see players better able to express themselves and take more risks with the ball? Some players may excel others might struggle without the buz of the crowd!

We are about to witness something that has never happened in professional football and I'm intrigued to see how the absence of fans will influence and effect the game.

I'm not sure we'll see fans back at games for the foreseeable future so it's something we'll have to get used to. I can still appreciate the game without the atmosphere and excitement generated by the fans. Moving forward broadcasters may come up with something to make the experience less sterile and more enjoyable for some but it won't be forever and there doesn't appear much of an alternative anyway.

For those that don't like it there's always Netflix.


20.) 16 May 2020 20:50:54
DlIB
I'm in the same boat and I think that's a good post .
I suppose some will enjoy it some won't but I thought it was a decent game .


21.) 16 May 2020 22:14:15
86 totally disagree. A huge part of going to a football match is the atmosphere. It is why watching on tv doesn't come close to being there. Its the same with live theatre or live music concerts. Performers and audiences feed off each other.


22.) 17 May 2020 00:51:15
Of course the atmosphere is better with fans in the stadium, that is a given.

The way I look at it though I absolutely love football so I'm sure it's better to have it this way than not at all. I watch it mainly to see the quality on show but people have different feelings on it which is totally fine.

I really like the Bundesliga as there are lots of goals and its exciting to watch. The top four is strong in Germany and even Bayer Leverkusen who are 5th are a good side also. I've been bored rubbishless for past couple of months without football I must admit 😂😂! Take care guys.


23.) 17 May 2020 00:56:28
Salford7, Yes of course but if it's your own team then first and foremost you are going to watch your team. I don't watch football on TV for the fans is all I'm saying. It's more entertaining when fans are going wild celebrating but we have to deal with what we are given at the moment I'm afraid.


24.) 17 May 2020 10:21:50
The novelty of no fans being somehow alright will soon wear off, football, and indeed sport, without fans is pretty pointless to me.


 

 

11 May 2020 09:31:41
La liga to resume 12 June.

jred

1.) 11 May 2020 12:28:16
That's not confirmed.


2.) 11 May 2020 13:08:51
Things change daily so who knows, Germany has had a spike in s so that may delay the Bundesliga return. If the Premier league, championship etc do come back let's hope the teams and players are issued clear guidelines and instructions. Unlike the rest of us. I'm more confused today, after Boris speech than I was before 🤷‍♂️🤦‍♂️😔.


3.) 11 May 2020 17:33:25
I'd be surprised to see that. Spain are still in a pretty tough lockdown, far tougher than what we have here in the UK. I don't see them allowing football to played in a months time.


4.) 11 May 2020 21:23:49
The la Liga chairman was just floating an idea and some are reading the headline and running with it.


 

 

12 Apr 2020 18:33:49
What's people's opinions should we sign kane?

jred

1.) 12 Apr 2020 19:43:52
Not at the reported £200 million.

{Ed004's Note - Not for anything over 100 mill. I would also still rather get a rw, cdm and cb instead. Think they would improve us more}


2.) 12 Apr 2020 19:45:58
Yeah, I think he would fit in nice with Bruno feeding him and pace around him, I think Kane could do with a fresh start tbh to reinvigorate him, I think he would be team player at OT rather than trying to drop deep and do it all like he does now at Spurs, although I do worry about his injuries.

{Ed004's Note - How much have injuries had an impact on Kane though? He was never flying quick to start with but his goals to game has been rapidly declining last few seasons}


3.) 12 Apr 2020 20:09:00
One of the best strikers in the world imo . I would like to see him in a united shirt.


4.) 12 Apr 2020 20:30:13
No, we shouldn't. We can't afford to spend so much on a position which we have first team starters already. We need to look at the problem positions first. For now we can buy a back up striker.


5.) 12 Apr 2020 21:46:20
Top striker. i'd like to see him at United for sure.
There would have to be some sacrifices. i'd be delighted to go into next season with Kane and greenwood as our primary 2 striking options backed up by rashford as a 3rd option.


6.) 12 Apr 2020 21:56:55
Without a doubt one of the best strikers in the world. That said, his injuries seem to be catching up with him. Spurs have struggled the last couple of seasons because Kane has spent at least two months out injured. He also seems to be less of a team player, shooting when there are better options.

When you consider that he would cost over 200m plus signing on fees, agents fees and wages he would cost us 500m over the course of his contract.

I'm not sure anyone is worth that. Certainly not a player who might be on the decline due to persistent injuries.


7.) 12 Apr 2020 22:27:50
Shappy on the decline? He is 26, torn a hamstring which happens and done his ankle from a poor tackle.


8.) 12 Apr 2020 23:27:43
No thanks and no where near as good as some of you think he is.

For 200 mill you can go and grab Mbappe and i'd rather do that.

Salah who is not even a striker has scored same amount as Kane in the premier league for the last 2 or 3 years.


9.) 13 Apr 2020 00:27:07
Kane, although a lethal goal machine, I think signing him would do more harm than good.
Martial is finally getting games consistently as a no.9 and you could see he was growing in to the role. He’s also building a strong partnership with Bruno and I think he’ll pick up and continue improving. Signing Kane I think would have a massive negative impact. Martial either sold or becomes unhappy, Kane reducing the fluidity of our young attack. I’d rather us be using that money to sign Sancho, Ighalo and a cdm. Sancho, Rashford, martial, greenwood, ighalo imo is a good enough attack and mouthwatering.


10.) 13 Apr 2020 02:17:24
No thanks - don't think he suits uniteds counter attacking style and I think better younger options will become available.

Spending 200m on a 27 year old would be madness and for me could be a similar mistake to Sanchez.


11.) 13 Apr 2020 09:24:47
Jred, the definition of decline is

" (typically of something regarded as good) become smaller, fewer, or less; decrease".

Harry Kane's goal record over the past 6 seasons.

14/ 15 = 31
15/ 16 = 28
16/ 17 = 35
17/ 18 = 41
18/ 19 = 24
19/ 20 = 17

(although this season isn't finished at the time the league suspended Kane was out injured do had it carried on as it was I think it's unlikely that Kane would have scored 18-24 more goals in the final 9 games) .

You see where I'm going with this? I said
"Certainly not a player who might be on the decline due to persistent injuries. "

His goal output has declined in the past two seasons, mostly due to him not being able to stay fit.

Bale when fit is a great player, but he struggles to stay fit now. Kane MIGHT be going the same way. Or it could just be a couple of seasons hit by injuries. Either way 200m in transfer fees, while a whole package probably worth around 500m seems one hell of a gamble. One I don't think we need to make.


12.) 13 Apr 2020 09:36:00
Shaply he has had 2 injuries in the last 2 season which is why his goal ratio wasn't as high, but his general play has been good, I don't really see a decline, lads still only 26 and reportedly looks after himself .
To separate injuries as well one from a bad tackle . So I don't buy the persistent injury crap either.

Like all transfer I don't know why fans try to get involved with money .


13.) 13 Apr 2020 09:48:22
Martial? should never lead the line alone for a side hunting for top honours. He's not good enough.

If there was a part exchange between Kane and Martial it would be Martial plus £170/ 180m (based on the ridiculous quoted fee banded about) for him. He's not very good.


14.) 13 Apr 2020 10:33:29
Jred, which is why I said "might" be. Until Kane manages a season injury free we won't know if the injuries have effected him.

He might go the way of RvP who was an injury concern when we signed him. Or he could go the way of Saha and struggle to stay fit long enough to be considered a success.

On the whole I agree that transfer fees shouldn't be a key concern when considering players. However, it is clear that we don't have a bottomless pit of money to bring in players. 200-250m is probably the maximum the club has to spend, which means if we sign Kane at best we would only be able to sign one more player.

So the difference between signing Kane or Ighalo say could be the difference between us strengthening 2 positions or 4. The question then would be is Kane so good that he improves the team to the point where we don't need 4 players?


15.) 13 Apr 2020 13:12:31
Kane, Rashford, Sancho and Bruno would be lethal and would easily challenge any of the top sides in terms of fire power.

But at the moment, I would prefer Sancho to fill the big hole in RW.
One more chance for Martial to lead the front line rotating with Greenwood/ Ighalo.


16.) 13 Apr 2020 14:28:22
Firstly I cannot see Levy or Mourinho allowing Kane to do a RVP and weaken their team and improve a direct rival in this country. Secondly if Kane is looking to become a more rounded player and person he should be going abroad to live and play with a new culture. Thirdly if he comes how will this help Greenwood a really talented youngster who needs more game time. If Kane comes he will be first choice with Rashford second and Martial second equal or third. Greenwood will be fourth. don't get me wrong I would be thrilled to see Kane spearheading our challenges for trophies but wonder long term if it is the best option.

One more point. Kane has probably rushed back from injuries too quickly as Spurs didn't have sufficient cover for him. If he were to come to Old Trafford I hope they would protect him better resuktimg in him scorimg more goals overall.


 

 

18 Dec 2019 22:00:45
Wasnt that long ago rash was getting stick on here .
Ronaldo in his younger years got similar stick, I'm not suggesting rash can reach his levels but the lad is going through a similar stage that Ronaldo did .
One or 2 others will kick on with a run of injury free games as well imo.

jred

1.) 18 Dec 2019 22:31:17
Some really similar developments and styles nice to see.

He needs to learn Ronnie’s leap next.


2.) 19 Dec 2019 03:06:03
He needs to learn to attack the ball in the box, including headers, and to mix up creating with shooting. He has a very high ceiling. Fun watching him grow.


3.) 19 Dec 2019 03:38:46
Be at Madrid by 2021 you mean?


4.) 19 Dec 2019 05:25:33
We can already see a leader in him, already 14 goals in all competitions and there is no looking back. Next year is going to be exciting.


5.) 19 Dec 2019 07:53:32
I love him but his conversion is quite low. If he could improve that he’d be a superstar.


6.) 19 Dec 2019 08:52:45
Rashford, he is getting better all the time, he's not anywhere near Ronaldo's league IMo but is our top guy, areas to improve still of course but he's still a young lad in an inconsistent team, Ronaldo had winners and experience around him that Rash does not have currently, let's not compare a legend to Rash just yet lol.


7.) 19 Dec 2019 09:25:18
His first goal last night reminded me of ronaldo.


8.) 19 Dec 2019 10:44:51
Rashford has huge potential, he has only recently turned 22. I think because he made his debut when he had only just turned 18.

People remember Rooney and Ronaldo and how great they were, but often only remember them at their peak. People remember them from 2008 when we won the UCL, yet they had been in the side for 4-5 years by that point. Both of them were 22/ 23 in 2008.

I don't think Rashford will make it to Ronaldo's level, but that's fine. In all of football history only Messi has reached the same level as Ronaldo, regularly scoring 40-50 goals a season or more. 15 years ago if you scored 25 goals a season it was considered phenomenal.

If Rashford can regularly score 20-30 goals a season from this year onwards then he will be considered a top player.

Then looking at Greenwood we have a player who could score 20-30 goals a season in a few years time.

If we can add another player who could score like that coming off the right hand side then in 3 years time we could have a front three scoring 60-90 goals a season between them.

That's without considering goals from midfield, other forwards used in rotation, defenders grabbing a few from set pieces.

Having patience with these young lads could pay off in the long run.


9.) 19 Dec 2019 11:04:27
If he can learn to see the bigger picture he could go up a level. He has an awful habit of shooting from ridiculous positions. Every free kick we get the lad has a shot. Hopefully that clicks in his head in time and he can push on.


10.) 19 Dec 2019 11:54:46
Yes. Rashy's decision making will improve as he gains more experience.
As Ed001 said previously, he has a good attitude combined with work ethic to reach the top.


11.) 19 Dec 2019 12:44:55
Tons of posts up here applauding rashford. Particularly his attitude maybe a dozen people on here have never really fancied him. That's about it really. if 12 or so people give a player stick i'd say its ok. Maybe there opinion will change over time.
I think he is doing great and always had the best chance of making the most of his ability as he has an attitude to match
He won't please everybody but then again who does?


12.) 19 Dec 2019 14:56:13
You’re right ken. No player ever pleases anyone, I remember being in old Trafford in 08 and ronaldo getting stuck from the older gentleman beside me and my dad.


13.) 19 Dec 2019 16:19:16
For a change, I think I'm on the right side of history with Rashford. Always stuck up for his attitude when others were saying he was becoming a big-time Charlie. He seems a good lad.


 

 

16 Dec 2019 19:28:25
If something gets said once on this site it becomes a fact.
So united can't break down teams that sit deep is the theme of the month.
If people actually look at spurs against us, it was a typical jose performances, sat deep played long stayed compact. Everton in the second half where wide open .

But the rule is every top six team play attacking footy against united and are wide open . Ever team outside the top 6 just sit back don't attack .
Just shows how many just read headlines .
Always amazed how much people judge a game solely on the score . My granddaughter is bad for it .

jred

1.) 16 Dec 2019 20:50:38
If true then what happens if I say;

Jred is alway wrong

Or

Shappy is by far the most attractive and intelligent poster on the site

Or maybe

Ole is a managerial god and Pep isn't fit to lick his boots

Are they all now facts? 😂.


2.) 16 Dec 2019 20:52:03
Your tht old Jred. 😂😂😂🤪🤪.


3.) 16 Dec 2019 21:39:13
Shappy, you will of completely changed your mind in about an hour.
Singh
Had kids young.


4.) 16 Dec 2019 23:16:53
Nice Jred. Hoping everything okay with you and i should now pay you more respect as your older then me. 🙈.


5.) 17 Dec 2019 08:24:03
Nearly 12 hours later and I still think Shappy is by far the most attractive and intelligent poster on the site😋😂.


6.) 17 Dec 2019 09:13:43
Chapter 13, United and their issues with the LOW BLOCK.


7.) 17 Dec 2019 10:15:48
And for all the 'cynicism' of such posts jred, you did not add a counter to this view.


8.) 17 Dec 2019 11:50:21
Jred, there will always be the exception to the rule.

Yet if you look at the bigger picture we have beaten 6 of the top 7 and drawn the other game, while we have only won twice against the bottom 13 teams.

We average less than 40% possession in the games we have won, and over 55% possession in the games we have lost.

When team concede possession to us we can't break them down. While other sides have the ball we exploit the space and win the game.

Yes against Spurs they sat deep, yet we had 46% possession against Spurs the goals came from a wonder strike by Rashford and a penalty won by running into the space in behind.

We have won loads of penalties this season, and all of them have come from teams bringing down our players as they run in behind.

As a side we do well when we can attack the space in behind teams, when they sit deep and concede possession to us we struggle to break them down.

Yes Everton were wide open in the second half, and our poor finishing probably cost us that game. But again Everton have were the exception to the rule. Few teams have come to Old Trafford this season and been so open. The ones that have tend to be in the current top 7.

That isn't based on the socre, its based on watching 17 EPL games this season. Which is backed up by the facts.


9.) 17 Dec 2019 12:46:35
Shaps it isn't, its following the party line and not really watching t games .
Spouting tactical post after post that don't really add up and are based on headlines.
Some of the teams in the Europa couldn't of played more defensive and we scored plenty .
Good teams defend as a team control possession etc.
The top teams don't concede many .
But remember all the poor teams outside the top 6 just defend and the teams in the top 6 six ( who don't concede many ) are wide open.


 

 

 

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14 May 2020 00:55:21
I like gomes but the lad has reportedly been offered 30k.
Football can be simple, greenwood produced gomes hasn't. 30k and what else should we offer him?

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12 May 2020 23:26:42
ken
Exactly I'm far from convinced but he is a fancy name and that's what dome people like . Whereas sancho is English, before you disagree just keep an eye out thd same people will say thd samd things .

So if your only disagree with the word loads change it to a few . Althought there is a similar thread on the page 2 below.

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12 May 2020 16:46:30
Ken
But nobody has said any of that above, certainly when I posted my op?
It was more a case of " If Chiesa can be done this summer and for a good price then I think we should pull the trigger "
Your agreeing and disagreeing at the same time . Its as bad as boris.

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12 May 2020 13:23:51
Ken
If the numbers are not workable for a player we won't buy him .
But if the club can do I deal what's the problem?
Mumbles also said on the banter page united won't pay what it takes to get back to the top, so which is it.
As you said mumbles doesn't think he is worth the money.
If people don't think sancho is any good that's there opinion, if slinky would rather bale ( I would take sancho over bale everyday of the week ) that's his opinion.
But the cost is always mentioned
So I'm not sure what your disagreeing with when I say "everyone is always saying we need to buy the best option have ambition.  

Now it seems it all about value for money"

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12 May 2020 11:38:47
Ken
Eh? Ken read above people are saying sancho isn't worth the money and the money is obscene and he won't be worth the money .
Or " it should be a no brainer between chiesa or sancho if the sums for sancho are true "

Also the landscape has changed and transfer values imo will be part of that . If united want and can afford sancho I hope they go for him.
Shappy
If a club and agent won't accept a fee that we are willing to pay for a player we will obviously not buy that player.

If we can get sancho i personal would take him every day of the week over chiesa.

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23 May 2020 17:38:55
Its the cornerstone of many communities, people underestimate the British resolve,

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22 May 2020 13:31:40
Anybody with a vulnerable person in the household is being told not to work.

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Mancman
You have 100% proved my point.

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21 May 2020 11:38:57
If you don't read the headlines etc and judge every player on what they actually do on the pitch instead of what you expect of them, pogba is consistently one of our best players.

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20 May 2020 17:44:06
Ken he took over a squad that was 6th and going backwards .
The fact we finished second the season before as you point out tells you the quality of the squad, the fact the following season we where getting worse by the game tells you the mess we were in during yet another jose 3rd season melt down.

But to try and evaluate the job a manager is doing by comparing it to something that happened, 3 year ago in different circumstances is daft .
Ole took over a jose squad, but it is quite clear that he wsnts to and has been tasked with moving away from the jose style, that takes time. Someone like fellaini who is 100% a jose type player won't fit in to the style of play ole is trying implement. To get the squad and mess jose left playing good attacking football is a big job.

jred