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18 Mar 2018 13:52:36
Heard that Martial wants to leave for Juventus. Don't know whether it's true or not but I think if any team offers what we paid for him ten we should sell him. There are many who will talk about his potential and stuff but without the right attitude potential is useless.
He has more potential than Rashford but I can guarantee that Rashford will be twice the player Martial would ever become. His link up play is not upto the standard and it's just sad to see him take on the defender on the wings. Everyone can see how easily Rashford can go past on the wings but Martial just runs into the player losing the ball. Rashford makes the opposition nervous with his pressing and you can even see someone his goals have come as a result of him never giving up.
Many will say he will be great under Pochetino or someone else. But can you guys actually see him succeeding under Pochetino or Klopp. They ask a lot from their players and Martial would just fail to deliver. Try to put him in a Spurs team and decide for yourself who will he replace in the front 4. I was very excited when he came and I hope he proves everyone wrong and becomes the best player in the world with us but I just don't understand what type of formation or playing style will suit him so that he can jump into that bracket of world class players.


1.) 18 Mar 2018 16:11:35
You can guarantee Rashford will be twice the player Martial will be can you?

2.) 18 Mar 2018 17:21:40
Play Martial up top or sell him if we get what the board deem a suitable offer.

He’s a 1 in 5 player and that’s nit good enough at Utd despite his age. Rashford has more potential than Martial in my opinion. Not sure it needs to be one or the other though. I’d ditch Zlatan and give him a season rotating with Lukaku up front. However Maybe his sulky demeanour is just too much for Jose and he just doesn’t have what it takes.

3.) 18 Mar 2018 17:39:07
Word is there is a new deal on the table for martial.

4.) 18 Mar 2018 19:37:07
Ed002 confirmed that juve are in for him but we are a good bit apart from agreeing a fee.
I would be shocked or saddned if he left but it wouldn't shock me if he was kept to see if he can fulfill his potential and claim a regular place in the side. Have to say he is not my cup of tea.

5.) 18 Mar 2018 19:50:03
Zlatan was hardly there this season. He was just here to take some of the money Woodward had been getting in. Don't think Mou trusts Martial up top.

6.) 18 Mar 2018 20:12:38
Other than it’s of pace, Rashford hasn’t actually shown that much quality. His composure and finishing Needs a lot of work, his runnning is the channels isn’t the best, and he makes the wrong decision very often. He has a game where he comes up against a poor full back and rinses him the whole game and people think he’s the best thing since sliced bread again. Martial has much more potential, the quality of his finishing etc is streets ahead of rashfords. He just needs to play regularly as a forward. Martial is NOT a winger.

7.) 18 Mar 2018 20:35:40
Martial is just another example of a young player who needs to be playing in a team which plays to his strengths. He is really good but being played out on the left wing is not going to let his talent shine. Round pegs in round holes. He is going to be awesome if he gets a central attacking role and with a team playing fluent quick football. Not the slow slow pass it a million times we are apt to at the moment.

8.) 19 Mar 2018 08:02:26
Under pochhetino martial would improve undoubtedly, a couple of years under poch and he would be at that hazard and sanchez (pre joining us) level. No reason why martial shouldn't be getting double figures in goals and assists every season.

9.) 19 Mar 2018 10:41:25
If martial can't make it at united our coaching staff aren't fit for purpose. I agree martial is not a winger and should be playing as a striker eventually.

10.) 19 Mar 2018 13:11:23
Maybe, just maybe, we have paid over the odds for an overrated youngster who is also not fit for purpose?

11.) 19 Mar 2018 16:47:17
Maybe just maybe he's played on the wings to develop his all round game and because the £75-90 million striker we have has bagged over 20 goals so far.

Maybe the Juve rumour has popped up because contract talks stalled. Not the first time its happened.

12.) 19 Mar 2018 18:38:13
It’s all rather dull. If he’s sulking ship him out. If he’s angling for a striker position then prove you’re worth it there by smashing every single game you play and every training session there is.

I cannot abide maoning and sulking. Get your head down and prove you belong there. If not, au revoir.

I like Martial as a player, but can’t see him being a world beater I’m afraid.

Too many cruising in this squad for me and Martial is a prime culprit.

All this talk of Poch I don’t get. His team have shown absolutely zero aptitude when it comes to crunch games and pressure to win.

Maybe I’m just being grumpy still but back jose and his decisions or sack him now. If they want a yes man, Jose clearly not your man. The board have no place in making football decisions on team sheets and tactics.

13.) 19 Mar 2018 19:30:56
Eric your talking sense my friend.

14.) 20 Mar 2018 15:40:33
Eric - When have united ever not paid over the odds?

I would say most people rate martial as a good player with potential to be even better. Wouldn't class that as overrated.

Even if you don't think he has potential to go to the next level he surely must be way down your list of united problems?
And surely he has been our best left sided attacker this season? So even if you think he hasn't been good enough often enough there's been plenty worse?

Your point about Jose I agree with. The board back him or sack him.

Anyways here's to next season quadruple.



06 Aug 2017 17:50:53
Read somewhere that United want Sergi Roberto (personally I think it's bull news just made for the sake of selling papers) . But I just love the guy, so much talent and can play a couple of positions. Doesn't get the game time he wants at Barcelona but can't see him getting minutes at United either.


1.) 07 Aug 2017 00:10:31
He was constantly played out of position at Barcelona is the press are to be believed 40m euros is far too much.

2.) 07 Aug 2017 12:49:53
Sounds like Barcelona trying to use Utd to get him sold.



31 May 2015 18:48:59
What happened to the young RB we have on loan to Real Madrid B. I think Varela was his name.





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10 Jun 2018 16:56:07
I don't know what happened with Liverpool's pursuit of Nabil Fakir but I'm certainly happy he's not going there. Such a good player and would have made them a lot stronger. I hope we could have signed him especially for the reported 50m being suggested.


1.) 10 Jun 2018 17:29:04
Very talented player and would have been a great addition for them. Could work in lyon’s favour if he has a great World Cup as it will drive his price up. I still expect him to end up at Liverpool though.

2.) 10 Jun 2018 18:37:38
Rumour has it they threw a ball at him and because he caught it the transfer was called off.

3.) 11 Jun 2018 00:55:10
To be fair we've signed too many rubbish Fakir's over the last few seasons At United lol.

4.) 11 Jun 2018 16:51:13
Disappointed the rags never went with the headline 'Fakir Off! '



14 May 2018 09:27:26
I remember we predicted the final standings and golden boot etc at the starting of the season. 1 thing I'm sure about is that no one got the golden boot correct. Did anyone get the teams correct?


1.) 14 May 2018 09:50:35
Bear with me, results will follow after the Champions League final.

2.) 14 May 2018 09:53:04
Every year I put United down to win every comp so I never have a chance.
I bet nobody got salah.
I bet nobody had the 3 relegated clubs.
I bet very few had both cl finalists.
I reckon I did worse than Mrs Beast this year🤣
I'm sure ajh will give the detail after the cl final.

3.) 14 May 2018 13:58:14
Fairly sure I put City then United this year so not a bad start.

4.) 14 May 2018 14:35:47
Fairly sure I did United, city. So a bad start.

5.) 14 May 2018 17:31:16
No more bets on Utd, no more predictions based on my support of Utd. Those our my new season resolutions.

Also - if I am getting no enjoyment from the game after 10mins, turn it off and don't let it ruin yet another weekend (it has destroyed far too many to count in recent years) .



26 Apr 2018 11:39:25
This season had it's lows but we certainly have improved a lot (though I'm still pissed off at the way we crashed out of CL) . But I can only wonder if we had proper full backs we would have been 1 step above our current level.
Valencia and young have been great for our club for years but haven't really offered much offensively this season. Valencia just can't cross and having a left footed LB is much more preferable than young as he would provide more support to the winger ahead of him.
Does anyone know of fullbacks we're linked with for the next season. Media has linked everyone with us but is there any solid interest in any particular players?


{Ed002's Note - Yes, lots. Read the posts.}

1.) 26 Apr 2018 13:31:20
Found your list of potential targets. Thanks Ed.

2.) 26 Apr 2018 13:57:17
Sailor, I feel our squad is missing two elements to be complete.

The first is better more consistent full backs. Players who are solid defensively but offer an extra offensive dimension when teams sit deep.

The second is we struggle to control games against to top teams. We've had a mixed bag of results against the other top 6 contenders. We lack a player who can sit in the middle and control the tempo of the game, speeding it up when we need a goal or slowing it down when we need to take the sting out of the game.

If we can solve both issues for next season I expect a strong title challenge.

3.) 26 Apr 2018 14:07:06
Hi Ed I know ...................

{Ed002's Note - Stop asking about random players you seemingly have the hots for. This is the Manchester United page.}

4.) 26 Apr 2018 14:21:44
We need proper center backs too. Someone who can play football. Not just act like a rock and panic under pressure. We are going to be in same position if we have Jones or Smalling in the center unless Bailly stays injury free or Lindelof fixes up we desperately need upgrades on center backs.

5.) 26 Apr 2018 17:23:26
The biggest weakness has been the central midfield area. Apart from Matic that part of the pitch is empty. In my opinion Pogba cannot play there and Herrera is not good enough. We need at least 2 for next season and also 2 full backs, I think Danny rose is nailed on and Luke Shaw will go in the opposite direction.

6.) 26 Apr 2018 17:38:37
Singh, I don't think we NEED a new centre back. If a world class option becomes available such as Alderweireld for example then we should explore it as an option. However, for me a new CB is a long way down the list for three reasons.

Firstly, I am a big fan of Tuanzebe and feel he should start to have a role in the team on a regular basis.

Secondly, we have 5 first CB's in Bailly, Lindelof, Rojo, Jones and Smalling. Plus the aforementioned Tuanzebe along with players such as Blind and TFM who can cover there. Meaning we have 8 players for two positions. We will need to shift quite a few of them before we need to bring someone else in.

And finally, and probably the most relevant point. There are very few great CB's around atm. So spending a king's ransom ona player probably only marginally better than what we have, and in a position where teamwork, understanding and communication are as important as ability I see little to be gained from spending such a huge sum.

I've mentioned Alderweireld, but beyond him we are looking at players either past their best (Godin), not good enough/ overrated (Hummels) or young talent that might be good enough but they are still learning such as Upamecano. In which case I would rather give Tuanzebe a chance.

7.) 26 Apr 2018 18:25:38
The 4 cb’s that ED002 has mentioned are, Alderweireld, Varane, Umtiti and Lopez.

The 1st 3 would be major upgrades.

8.) 26 Apr 2018 18:43:19
Totally agree. City have spent a fortune on otamendi mangala stones and laporte and still haven't found anyone better than kompany. Like varane but why would he want to leave RM.

9.) 26 Apr 2018 19:50:54
Tuanzebe will play for villa on loan next season i believe. The plan is for him to go on our tour and if not needed then he will go back to villa on loan.
Ive very high hopes for him too shappy.
I watched the full juve napoli game the other night and jorghino was head and shoulders above every other player. Dictated the tempo of the game great In defence and awesome passing going forwards. Ed002 reckons he is city bound but that we are very keen and are trying to do a deal but the players first choice is city.

10.) 26 Apr 2018 20:06:39
Mangala has failed but he got his chances so can't complain. Lindelof needs to up his game or else he could be the same as Mangala.

Laporte has been good and stones is a good player but he went to City too early and Guardiola isn't going to exactly help.

Otamendi has been good this year. Any center back apart from kompany will look very poor.

That is because when uou get teams that pressures them and puts them under cosh their center backs don't know what to do becauase of Guardiola not paying any attention to defending like it doesn't exist.

11.) 26 Apr 2018 22:33:00
I like jorghino can understand why Jose would want him we need a playmaker in there to set the tempo.
But would he handle the EPL.

12.) 26 Apr 2018 22:33:47
He reminds me of veron.

13.) 26 Apr 2018 23:54:39
Jorginho was very good the other day against Juve ran the show. Had more passes than Matuidi and pjanic combined. To an extent I agree with jred but if he joins city he will take them on another level due to the way they play. Not sure our style of play would suit him.



13 Mar 2018 23:11:33
Wow is this an overreaction?
When I said after the first leg that Seville are the favourites now to go through (giving proper reasons why) , you guys just bashed me and some even told me how we were favourites amongst the bookies.

I posted how I am happy that Fellaini is leaving and that he is useless, people defended him. Now same people are bashing him.

We just got knocked out by the worst team in the CL and people were mocking Spurs. Let's just wait and maybe we'll win a match and all will be forgotten.


1.) 13 Mar 2018 23:17:40
You happy you were right? Well done you told us so. 0-0 was an ok result away from home if we went out tonight and didn’t play like we won the first leg 3-0, absolute joke of a performance.

2.) 13 Mar 2018 23:30:21
Never mind. We beat Liverpool.

3.) 13 Mar 2018 23:50:41
GDS2 - an away 0-0 is always a risky score but more importantly it was the manner of the draw, no attacking intent at all. Coupled with the embarrassing performance tonight we got exactly what we deserved, we went out in a whimper.
Strange team selection for me, after Sat when people were lauding a José master class why change things so much, a static midfield 2, moving Rashford presumably to try to get more from Sanchez, leaving Mata out, I really don't understand it.
José has gone from master class to bottom of the class with his team selection / tactics tonight and the less said about the away leg the better.
If one person could justify or even explain Fellani's selection I would love to hear it.

4.) 14 Mar 2018 08:53:27
Congrats on the beating Liverpool trophy


Best part i won 600 € betting on Sevilla!



10 Mar 2018 20:21:02
Great win tonight. Fellaini almost gave away a penalty and that's the reason I'm happy he's leaving. Sometime back people were debating on how if Rashford should be sold, and ofcourse his performances were not upto the point but today he showed his quality. Everyone keeps talking about how we need midfielders and defenders but I just we had someone like martial or rashford for the right side. Someone who can take on a defender with speed and trickery. It's been years since we had any threat going forward from the right side. A good winger will also help in pinning back the opposition LB. Right now the other teams fullbacks are getting too much freedom against us. But today already there was a fear in their RB because of Rashford which also let Salah isolated against Young who did a good job. When Sanchez arrived my first thought was that maybe he'll play there and he actually can do the job over there.


1.) 10 Mar 2018 21:23:23
I hope the wig stays . Plan but and all that 😆😆.

2.) 10 Mar 2018 21:48:46
Fellani did very well when he came on. He got stuck in to them, great heart that fella.
If he does go I will wish him the very best.

3.) 10 Mar 2018 22:42:44
Wig did mess up but thankfully didn't cost us, but he does a job and has done so many times in some important games.

4.) 11 Mar 2018 10:47:53
I can't feel the love for fellaini. I just don't think he's the kind of player I want in my team. But credit where its due, the guy knows he isn't loved, but still works his ass off and does the job asked of him. He's very professional and when he leaves I wish him nothing but success.




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19 Jun 2018 16:29:47
I've always supported you LVG. Actually I was roaming the streets of my city all night shouting Louie van gaal army after the cup win.




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03 Jun 2018 12:39:06
Not tall enough for Jose Mourinho. On a serious note what exactly has he done that he's so highly rated?
PSG have very little competition in the league. And everytime I see verrati playing against any big side he always comes out as a rash midfielder just waiting for a red card and usually he's subbed off.


{Ed007's Note - I know what you mean mate. Just look at De Bruyne, Sane, David Silva and Aguero etc, City have very little competition in the league and they flop in the CL so why are there players so highly thought of?}



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23 Mar 2018 13:10:21
Now media is trying to just find the smallest of things and making it sensational. If we believe them half of the squad is unhappy with the coach and each other. Just read yesterday that Mourinho was unhappy with Pogba because he congratulated Mou mid interview after the Liverpool victory.




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18 Mar 2018 19:50:03
Zlatan was hardly there this season. He was just here to take some of the money Woodward had been getting in. Don't think Mou trusts Martial up top.




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18 Mar 2018 11:52:34
Every match I've seen Gueye in, he does nothing. Just loses the ball all over the field. We already have plenty of those type.





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13 Jun 2018 20:49:54
Verrati is so overrated. Not even the best midfielder in his own team let alone Europe.




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10 Jun 2018 12:14:17
This guy will retire at the age of around 35. He's worked very hard since his childhood to be good at only one thing. Why not have some money for when you retire as you never know how things will turn out in the future. Not every player becomes a coach.




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08 Jun 2018 19:21:39
Everytime I hear welbecks name I'm reminded of a video named "we are in 2018 whereas welbecks vision is 2051". Great little video showing his insane skills and vision.
Just watch it and you'll be on board with the idea of having him back.




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06 Jun 2018 18:13:09
You just jinxed it.




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02 Jun 2018 23:18:54
So this time Ronaldo has involved his mum and Fabio Capello in his plan to get a pay rise.