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Where from: Northen Ireland, county Derry/Londonderry


Favourite player: Cristiano Ronaldo


Best team moment: Going to the stadium of light to see united vs Sunderland and witness the debut of adnan.


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11 May 2022 22:08:45
Huge rumours that Frenkie De Jong is coming. The source is Gerard Romero and he is meant to be very reliable for Barcelona news.

Caolan_2

1.) 11 May 2022 22:17:57
Just saw something on Instagram, I think he's a good box to box midfielder.


2.) 12 May 2022 07:08:25
Twitter saying interest is there from both Manchester clubs but apparently United offered instalments, and Barcelona want £60/ 70m upfront because of finances.

No Champs League a problem too and apparently FDJ loves Barca. Xavi will discuss it at end of season.

Will basically come down to what the player wants to di and whether ETH can persuade him to buy into the United project or not.

(Apologies for summarising Twitter: no real quality info until Ed002 speaks)


3.) 12 May 2022 10:23:52
More updates on social media this morning - FDJ looking increasingly less likely…

He wants CL and more interested in football achievement than money and his relationship with ETH.

Think we’re going to have to get used to seeing big names going elsewhere this Summer (can see City getting De Jong and Liverpool Tchouameni) .

Might force us to focus on better recruitment of emerging players who haven’t hit their potential yet then start attracting big names again once we hopefully qualify for CL again.

Thus, despite excitement of being linked to biggest names, think we just need to not buy into the dream signings and be more pragmatic instead.

So long as they buy any over the hill stars again!


4.) 12 May 2022 11:59:54
Totally agree with this.


 

 

26 Apr 2022 11:30:46
Ed do you know if we hold any interest in Djed Spence? I think he is on loan at Forest. Saw some reports this morning and I was wondering if there were anything in them.

He looked good in the game against Arsenal in the FA Cup but that is a very small sample to judge a player on.

Caolan_2

{Ed002's Note - Djed Spence (RB) sustained interest from Everton has likely ended. Arsenal see him as an option at RB. A wildcard option for Roma after Mr Mourinho showed previous interest at Spurs, where interest may persist with a senior scout. Leicester, Brentford, Bayern Munich and Southampton have enquired. Interest of Norwich, West Ham and Leicester has gone. }


1.) 26 Apr 2022 13:10:00
has anyone shown interest in schlotterbeck?

{Ed002's Note - Lots.}


2.) 26 Apr 2022 13:12:06
Thanks Ed.


3.) 26 Apr 2022 13:54:02
sorry ed ment to ask if united is one of them.

{Ed002's Note - No.}


4.) 26 Apr 2022 14:55:32
ok thanks for the info ed.


5.) 26 Apr 2022 16:20:44
I saw somewhere shclotterbeck was most likley heading to Dortmund but i don't remember where i saw it.


 

 

14 Apr 2022 10:59:37
We are now being linked to Nkunku from Leipzig. Seems to have scored a lot of goals this season.

Caolan_2

1.) 14 Apr 2022 12:24:04
He looks to ebay good player and would certainly improve our first 11.


2.) 14 Apr 2022 13:25:32
Do we have to bid for him or does he have a buy it now price?


3.) 14 Apr 2022 14:29:46
Dave ?.


4.) 14 Apr 2022 15:40:28
Caolan, Nkunku looks a great player without a shadow of a doubt. He's been one of the best players in the Bundesliga over the past two seasons.

However, I'm not sure exactly where he fits into this United line up.

He plays mostly from the left, with us currently having Sancho, Rashford, Elanga, Garnacho and Shoretire all playing best from that position.

He can also play as a false 9 or No.10. Which puts him in competition with Bruno and Donny who can both play both positions. Although Nkunku can play false 9 better than both in all fairness.

Also whenever Nkunku has played as a false 9 this season (15 games, 9 goals, 7 assists phenomenal form) it has been as part of a front two.

Very good player no doubt, but I'm not quite sure where or how he fits at United either with the player we have or any of the systems EtH typically plays.


 

 

01 Mar 2022 16:41:18
Hi Ed,

Was wondering if you had heard anything about us looking at signing Sam Johnstone again? I saw him linked today so thought I would ask.

Caolan_2

{Ed002's Note - There are three sides who have already declared an interest. I rather doubt he would be interested in returning to Manchester United as cover.}


1.) 02 Mar 2022 10:06:05
Didn't think it would be a move that would make sense for him, as he is a very good keeper. Thanks Ed.


 

 

21 Dec 2021 09:17:59
Morning Ed, there were some reports came out yesterday saying we are in talks to try and sign Julian Alvarez from River Plate. Do you know anything about him and whether or not we hold any interest.

If it's true my guess would be that Cavani is off and he would be the replacement.

Caolan_2

{Ed002's Note - Julian Alvarez (S/RW/F) was looked at by Aston Villa but they opted for Buendia. Milan at one point thought that they would lose Alexis Saelemaekers and declared an interest but that has likely passed. Spurs have several versatile forwards they have shown an interest in and see value in Alvarez. Bayer Leverkusen are looking to the player as a potential Bellarabi replacement. There are significant changes coming at Inter Milan in the summer of 2022 and they will make an attractive offer. Fiorentina see him as an option to replace Vlahovic. Joaquin Correa arrived on loan but they continue to look for options who can provide more width and Alvarez is very much on their list. Juventus and Barcelona are keen although he is not the preferred choice for either. Will be available in January which may give Barcelona an edge as they have a pressing need.}


1.) 21 Dec 2021 09:40:16
On one hand we are likely to lose Cavani, Mata, Lingard and Martial from our forward options by the start of next season.

Leaving just Ronaldo, Rashford, Greenwood, Sancho and Bruno.

Yet we have Amad, Pellistri, Elanga, Shoretire and Hannibal in our youth set up all looking like being close to ready for more game time.

Personally if we are to continue with the 4222 type shape then Ronaldo, Rashford, Greenwood and Elanga for the striker roles should be sufficient. Do we need to splash out on another option who would either be 4th choice or 3rd choice pushing Greenwood to 4th choice?

While Cavani is a great player to lose, his impact has been limited due to his injuries.

Looking at the wing/ creative midfield options we have Bruno and Sancho as clear first choice, while Amad and Hannibal look ready to get a few more minutes. I think an argument could be made that we could do with another more experienced 3rd choice option in this area of the pitch. Wild card could be Donny stepping up in this role, although personally I don't think he is well suited to how Rangnick plays.


2.) 21 Dec 2021 14:16:04
shappy rashford doesn't score enough or do enough and elenga is yet to prove himself he is still a kid as is greenwood ( although he has proven he can score but can go missing) but you can't expect them to lead the line at there age.

we need a proven goal scorer to play along side ronaldo next year although it will be ronaldo's last season i think the club would activate the added year into the deal.


amad and hannibal are a few years away from breaking into the first team,

if we can get haaland that would be amazing although i think he is real madrid bound along with mbappe, they will have some side in a few years.


3.) 21 Dec 2021 15:09:56
Bolger, Rashford has 91 goals and 57 assists for us already despite playing mostly on the wing, and suffering injuries over the past couple of seasons.

He has been poor this season after coming back from injury, but I wouldn't write him off yet.

He got 21 goals and 15 assists last season and 22 goals and 12 assists the season before.

Achieved in a team that was playing poorly and struggled to create chances.

I really don't get the Rashford bashing that happens on here. He's been one of our better players over the past few years, with only Bruno doing more, he's young and comes from our academy, and from his charity work seems a decent caring guy. Plus he is prepared to play through the pain for the club and not cry off because he has a sore toe.

If we are to sign a striker we can go down one of two routes.

We either sign a top player such as Mbappe, Haaland, Lautaro Martinez or Vlahovic who would cost 100m and/ or insane wages. A player who would demand to be first choice pushing Rashford and Greenwood out of the side most of the time.

Or we go for a solid squad player such as Andre Silva, Emmanuel Dennis etc. Players who will be happy to be part of the squad and wouldn't block Greenwood.

Personally I think Greenwood has the potential to challenge Mbappe and Haaland for the Balon d'Or in a few years time if he can reach his potential.

Why block him? Ronaldo will start when fit, which leaves one spot for Rashford and Greenwood. Those three playing most of the minutes is more than good enough. With someone like Elanga playing a few games here and there or McNeil or Hugill from the academy.

I really don't see the point in blowing most of the budget for a player to fight with Rashford and Greenwood to start along side Ronaldo most games.

We spent 77m signing Sancho who struggled to get in ahead of Greenwood before the change in shape.

Don't underestimate the players we have, especially not for a shiny new toy.


4.) 21 Dec 2021 18:24:40
I actually like rashford it wasnt a bashing.

If we are not going to get a striker we need to spend monwy on getting a midfield in that can control and dictate and provide more chances.


 

 

 

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25 Apr 2022 19:43:32
Anyone seen the clip of Ten Hag giving Noa Lang a bollocking and telling him to shut up after he had a go back? Definitely looks like he takes no rubbish and I can't wait to see how a few off ours react to that!

Lang was sold a month later apparently.

Caolan_2

1.) 25 Apr 2022 20:32:11
They’ll go crying to their pr team and the leaks will start. That’s how our players roll and they get away with it. Really hope ETH wins the battle and gets backed by the board.

Too many times the club have backed the players and for the life of me I can’t understand why. Any undermining of the manger should be met with punishment no matter the culprit, this lot need whipped into shape as they’ve had the run of things for too long.


2.) 25 Apr 2022 21:54:50
I hope they get Paul Mitchell, then you have 3 strong football men and if PM, RR, ETH stick together and have a policy of no one is bigger than the club, tow the line or you are on the transfer list then we might, just might get that much vaunted cultural reset.


3.) 26 Apr 2022 06:57:05
I think Mitchell will end up at another club. UTD are like the plague, avoid at all costs.


4.) 26 Apr 2022 07:37:57
Woukd love Mitchell but club won’t want to give him tbe control he needs.

End up analytics guy Andy Obrian (i think) probably, all so short term.


5.) 26 Apr 2022 09:24:45
I think it's fair to say the club are finally undergoing a (and I hate this term) cultural reset. No previous manager would have gotten away with the truths shared by RR recently. ETH it would appear has more power than any manager since SAF. I don't see how recruiting Mitchel poses any problems other than how he fits in to the chaotic structure. Murtough seems to have the right vision. The eye in the ointment always seems to be Fletcher. Though I've seen reports that RR is telling Fletcher to shut up on the touchline.


6.) 26 Apr 2022 10:13:01
Mitchell could fit as a head of recruitment and first team development. Working with Nick Cox who is head of the Academy and EtH to find solutions both internally and externally for squad development.

It's a role he has excelled at previously at Southampton and Spurs. Whether it's a role he would want at United or whether he'd rather take a DoF job at Chelsea if it becomes available to him who knows.

Maybe he'd be prepared to take the less high ranking job at United as he is a local lad and supposedly a boyhood United fan.

We have recently lost our chief scout and head of global scouting. Now might be time to restructure our recruitment and if we can include someone who can maybe help create pathways from the academy as well as sign players then all the better.


 

 

18 Apr 2022 19:49:02
Condolences to Cristiano Ronaldo and his family.

Caolan_2

 

 

21 Mar 2022 10:29:48
It is pretty clear now we will not be playing champions league football next season. Does anybody else hope that we just turn around and pretty much tell any player that isn't going to be here next season to go on holiday or train away from the group whilst we focus on who will actually be here next season. I am thinking about players like Pogba and Lingard who's contracts expire.

Personally from now to the end of the season I would love the club to identify a crop of youngsters from the academy and bring them into the squad and give some games out before the end of the season. It would be a breath of fresh air and would bring some optimism. I look at Arsenal at the moment, they are flying and regardless what you think of Arteta's ability as a manager, his faith in the younger players like Saka, Martinelli and Smith Rowe is being repaid.

Why don't we look at players like Shoretire, Fernandez, Jurado, Garnacho, McNeill and the young lads who played in the final CL game and give them a chance? After all it is the only way we can find out if they are good enough. I would rather see them come onto the pitch than seeing the likes of Pogba, Lingard, Bailly or whoever else just going through the motions to get the season over with.

We have nothing to lose- we need to be doing what is best for the club and that is focusing on players who want to be here and will be here next year.

Caolan_2

1.) 21 Mar 2022 10:45:37
Caolan imo no player that is not Syston or signing a contract should not be part of the squad.
I said the exact same when vidic a club captain signed a pre contract with inter. He should have been put on gardening leave that day.
Pogba mata lingard cavani should be nowhere near our dressing room to train or play imo.


2.) 21 Mar 2022 10:46:28
I'd like to see some of the youngsters given a chance but the problem is when you look at the fixtures, Arsenal have West Ham, Tottenham, Chelsea and ourselves as well as Crystal Palace, Southampton and Newcastle away. The club will be looking at those fixtures and thinking Arsenal can still be caught. Now I am not for one saying we will get 4th place and looking at the fixtures, Tottenham probably have the better games but until it is mathematically impossible to get 4th place, I think we'll be seeing our strongest team, strongest on paper anyway.

Plus you can imagine the fans if we fielded the youngsters and then Arsenal dropped some points but we dropped some silly points.


3.) 21 Mar 2022 10:53:22
I'm with you in the sentiment but while there is still mathematically a chance of 4th I doubt they will be fielding any weakened team, imagine if they lost one of those games and went on to lose out by a point or something? I'm sure everyone here would have a field day about that instead.


4.) 21 Mar 2022 11:45:26
I am not sure I would go crazy about that if I am honest. All I want to see is a group of players giving absolutely everything and leaving nothing on the pitch. Pogba doesn't care if he gets caught on the ball trying to be a showpony in his own half.

Would being in the champions league be the best thing for us next season? We don't have the squad to be competitive, financially it is good for the owners. Why not develop a group of players that we can be proud of and enjoy watching. I would rather suffer in the short term for long term success.

I also caveat the above point by saying I want us to finish as high as we can, but I want to see more long term planning, rather than putting some in the shop window.


5.) 21 Mar 2022 12:26:39
Agree Caolan, Start prepping for next season and give some youngsters some game time.


6.) 21 Mar 2022 12:33:20
Fingers crossed the players haven’t given up hope of top 4 next season, still well in with a chance, bookies have us at 11/ 2, I’d say that’s about right. We will need to win at the emirates which won’t be easy but if we do I think we would have a good chance, who knows, I certainly never give up hope with 8 games left.


7.) 21 Mar 2022 12:53:05
We need to win all 9 and hope arsenal lose 3 of their 10.
So if we only win 7 draw 2 (I don't think that likely) we need arsenal not to win more than 5 of their 10.
I'll be pleased for arteta if arsenal get top 4. Some folk on here labeled him the worst manager in the epl a few month ago. While ole was still there ? blinkered and biased views coming back to bit folk on the arse.
I still think spurs may nick 4th spot I'd be equally pleased for conte another much maligned manager by our resident experts.
Let's hope we get a good manager for next season.


8.) 21 Mar 2022 12:55:13
Great interim manager sunning himself in Caribbean, only been working 4 months he must be tired or not care less, after all most of the squad is still at Carrington, surely that’s the chance to work on things if he going to bring in younger players or even the ones who are not performing!
Says it all really.


9.) 21 Mar 2022 12:58:32
Tbf to Cavani, he's trying his absolute hardest not to play for the club, yet the fans keep on cheering him, he's taking them for mugs.


10.) 21 Mar 2022 13:05:23
GDS to be honest we probably need to win six of our last eight as a minimum and I can't see it happening.

Why would the likes of pogba or cavani risk a 50/ 50 that could scupper their transfer in the summer? It will be impossible for those wanting away to play at 100% effort and commitment.

I would rather us plan for the future than just focus on the short term goal of the CL. We are going to have to endure some more pain as fans before it gets better and we have a team that can compete for the top prizes.


11.) 21 Mar 2022 13:25:20
Do we want to be in the Europa League if we don't make top 4. I wouldn't care, but I think the club will want the extra revenue and a possible route back into the Champions League. So, from now until the end of the season, or at least until our fate is sealed one way or another, I expect RR will be playing what he perceives as our strongest team in every game.


12.) 21 Mar 2022 13:41:08
Think Frank Lampard is quickly earning the wooden spoon as worst PL manager tag.
I like what Arsenal are becoming, there was a turning point in the season when they became a little harder and stopped being so nice. Bending the rules a bit. Very young squad too.


13.) 21 Mar 2022 13:51:48
Has Pogba ever risked a 50:50?


14.) 21 Mar 2022 14:09:48
those players shouldn't have been getting game time anyway,

they should have been told your either committed to the cause or see ya later.


15.) 21 Mar 2022 14:46:09
Spot on bolger.


16.) 21 Mar 2022 15:26:04
Fact is top four is no longer in our hands, we can win every single one of our games left and still finish 5th.

We need to try and do as well as we can this season.

While I'd love to see some of the kids given some minutes (and I think they will at some point) . The reality is that there is little to no point in Rangnick trying to second guess and prepare the squad for the next manager by dropping key players for kids.

Who's to say that will benefit the next manager. I'd love to see Maguire dropped, but doing so would probably destroy any confidence he had left. With the club unlikely to sell him in the summer then the next manager will need to use him at some point next season. So does destroying his confidence really help?

Surely the best way Rangnick can help the next manager is to finish the season as well as he can, and get the key players confidence up as much as possible.


17.) 21 Mar 2022 16:04:43
Not necessarily Maguire shappy, but when you see Pogba, Mata, Bailly, Henderson and Lingard in the match day squad everyweek it makes you scratch your head imo. They all wanting to leave in the summer. Give their spots to some talented kids and give them a chance.


18.) 21 Mar 2022 16:08:40
I feel that we should play our strongest team in every game until it is mathematically impossible for us to finish in 4th place. Then I think we should start to give some of the young boys playing experience.


19.) 21 Mar 2022 16:47:51
Are any of lingard Henderson mata pogba bailly in our strongest 11? I don't think so. So no big deal cutting them now.


20.) 21 Mar 2022 17:25:31
Caolan, great post and personally, I will not play Pogba, lingard mata Jones, bailly, Cavani for the rest of season. I'll fully support the manager if he brought in the kids that are ready and bedded them in. Also all the youngsters you mentioned are in midfield or attacking positions, this has less pressure on them compared to defenders or goalkeepers.
What do we have to lose to play McNeil Garmacho or Fernández? It's not like pogba, lingard and Co are lighting up the league!
United has always been about promoting youth and entrusting in them, but solskjaer, Mourinho and Sally RR seem to be scared of playing a lot of youngsters.
We have the perfect opportunity to do so over the next two months.


 

 

21 Mar 2022 09:17:28
Anyone watch the full game with Forest and Liverpool yesterday? If so how did garner play? I saw the last half hour- well didn't get to watch it clearly as dealing with a teething baby. He seemed to do okay and played a nice ball through when the striker tried to con a pen going round the keeper.

Hope to see him involved next season.

Caolan_2

1.) 21 Mar 2022 11:48:03
he put in a motm performance.


2.) 21 Mar 2022 12:53:46
Was he named man of the match?


3.) 21 Mar 2022 13:34:16
He looked good and one of the better players on the pitch (on the day) . Reality is that Liverpool were not at their best but should not detract from the fact that he was not out of his depth and played well.
Over the course of the FA Cup this has been the same when they played Leicester.
These past 2 years have been perfect for him and shows the worth of loans to the right club. Garner should be brought back to the club next season and given a spot with the first team. I would not expect him to go straight into the first 11 (assuming we bring in a HM) but should certainly be competing for a place.


4.) 21 Mar 2022 13:23:52
I watched the game, what position does he play?

{Ed014's Note - Garner played in midfield, No37, didn’t do a great deal and the big defender was man of the match, he played a few decent passes but didn’t look anything special to be honest.


5.) 21 Mar 2022 13:56:46
Friend of mine is a Forest fan, says he is good, but only for a mid table Premier league team (which we might be now) . More like a squad player if you want to win the league.


6.) 21 Mar 2022 14:10:14
People who think he is our midfield saviour are disillusioned and clinging to hope he is no better then what we got, I would possibly say Fred and McT are both better, he found his level that’s that, move on

Some on here seem to think we can sign every player and play every kid in the team, this is professional football not a game of subutteo. Showing my age now!


7.) 21 Mar 2022 15:19:13
He's done very well at Forest, however it's a big step up to the EPL and especially a club the size of ours. But I think he is worth a shout as a squad option next season.

Pogba will be leaving, Matic might also leave. Will Donny want to stick around or will he look to leave?

That leaves just Fred and McTominay, possibly Donny. Obviously we will look to sign a CDM as well.

Could be two out (Pogba and Matic) and two in (new CDM and Garner) .

Give him a year with the squad and see how he does. He might step up, the new manager might help develop him further. The fact is we probably can't afford to sign half a dozen players this summer, so some of the kids will have to step into the squad and see how they do.

Hannibal is another who could step in with Mata, Lingard and Andreas Pereira leaving.

Thing is football is a team game, stick a player in a better team and you can bring out more in them. Or they can go into their shell. You never know until they get the chance.


8.) 21 Mar 2022 16:58:36
Hopefully Garner and DOnny won’t get a chance because if they do, means we are accepting mediocrity again, because come on let’s be honest neither are getting you anywhere near winning a league if you think either of them are good enough that’s where United will be mid table

Be honest guys, Garner ok in lower league, Donny what’s it now 3 managers and showed very little at all, just not suited to English football.


9.) 21 Mar 2022 18:11:05
Agree that he looks decent for Forest but the Premier League is a big step up. Ask Norwich and Fulham players how big a step.


10.) 21 Mar 2022 18:13:17
Dieter, so how many midfielders do you expect the club to sign this summer?

Pogba will leave, Matic might as well. You'd kick Donny and Garner out as well, and I'm assuming you don't think Fred and McTominay are good enough either?

That's all out midfielders kicked out the door. While I kind of agree that currently none have shown themselves as good enough for where we want to be, we can't expect the club to sign 3-4 midfielders this summer on top of a ST and a CB and a RB and a RW.

Under a new manager maybe Donny and Garner might proven themselves at least good enough for a squad role, maybe more.

It might mean they don't prove up to the task and we replace them in 2023. But the reality is if we sold every player not good enough for a title winning team this summer we'd be kicking out 20 odd players. That just isn't realistic so many who aren't good enough will have to stay.


 

 

17 Mar 2022 10:54:20
The most frustrating thing for me about Tuesday was that we actually played well for our teams standards. The issue is we can play well against an average European side and we still are nowhere near good enough.

We could still be playing now and I reckon we wouldn't have scored. Can't wait for this season to end and start seeing if for once we can address the biggest issues and start getting it right. Highly unlikely.

Caolan_2

1.) 17 Mar 2022 12:28:46
Elanga and Varane were not so far away from scoring, especially Elanga. Great save from Oblak, but could easily have been a goal.

It is not a surprise that once Athletico scored they wasted time and sat in deep in the trenches and shut up shop. They have been doing that for years to far better teams than us.


2.) 17 Mar 2022 12:58:01
3 chances in 180 minutes not good enough for this level.


3.) 17 Mar 2022 13:15:37
They were far better other the two legs, we have no idea and not going forward but backwards under this current regime.


4.) 17 Mar 2022 13:56:12
Players simply aren't good enough. It's nothing to do with the "current regime". unless you mean the owners and the board, the ones who did the acquiring.

Now personally I believe the main problem at the club has been SAF's post-managerial influence from the very sudden decision to retire, his hand picked successor and his advice on transfers. The signs of decline had been clear at the end of his stint with consistent failures to replace top players with like quality while other teams paid the asking price. Just make a list of the top players we missed and then make a list of who we actually purchased over the last 15 years.

The Glazers put their trust in the management of the club and have been sorely let down. Ferguson will always be a United icon, but his legacy has been tainted since he retired.


5.) 17 Mar 2022 14:39:27
Spot on I remember a saying made by SAF that ‘ you can’t get value for money in the transfer market’ . He had lost touch has clubs were now receiving TV funding and able to compete .


6.) 17 Mar 2022 14:06:58
Rubbish in my opinion, they were good enough to finish 2nd last year and added what all you lot called fantastic 3 signings last summer and now could finish 7-8th… that’s real progress, you can’t blame Glazers you can’t blame Fergie you need direction, don’t need a nobody, and clowns alongside him.
David Gill was not a football man but he done ok behind the scenes.
We would have had more points if we stuck with Ole then this, but OK he had to go, so might as well just stuck with Carrick in the interim, least players liked him.


7.) 17 Mar 2022 15:25:25
You can blame fergie for suddenly retiring- but top organisations in any field should always have contingencies in place. Whether that be the death of someone or unforeseen resignation or even sacking due to misconduct.

As a football club United we’re happy to let him do everything and oversee it all alongside Gill as those above them sat on their hands taking their huge salaries and dividends. We relied on SAF’s genius for years and are being shown up as an absolute amateur outfit now. Needs monumental changes.


8.) 17 Mar 2022 16:15:19
Incompetent people who are not at the required level and/ or desire to perform at the level required needed to be at the top. Let’s put it another way, if your worked for a business and your performances based your job security, then the majority of them should of be sacked already. Starts from the top and works through.

The Glazers as owners really need it wake up and since they are the owners, actually run the club, need to go through the club like a fine comb and evaluate everyone single person employed by the club and deem them suitable or non suitable.

Honest opinion, it won’t happen as it would of happened by now as you wouldn’t let yourself get to a situation where we are now, 10 years nearly since post Fergie. The moment you started to see a gradual and consistent decline they should of reacted. My moment I realised this was the case was Jose 2nd season after the Sevilla game.

So I personally came to decision that we have incompetent owners, run by incompetent people that have now got to the point that we have now a high percentage of incompetent football players.

Fixing this problem won’t happen as it’s means removing or forcing the Glazers to sell up as I feel they will make not the change’s needed. They need to wake up and smell the coffee, we are now becoming a parody. As they like to treat fans as a walking ATM. As a customer of their product, I deem that their product isn’t up to standard and will take my custom elsewear.

Protesting may affect the Glazers to a certain degree, but the best form is to stop spending money on the club, however it would take a extremely high level of percentage of fans to do this globally and a high percentage of season/ regular ticket fan’s aswell.

Individually you come to point as a fan, and question yourself is it worth it anymore, This year I’ve become a fan of football as a sport than being a fan of a club. It’s actually nice to be neutral towards everything and appreciate the good parts of the game. The only thing I have love and passion left for this club is the badge itself and what it represents. I will always support and love Manchester United as a club itself, but I’ve have no passion left for the people associated with the club.


9.) 17 Mar 2022 16:35:10
His resignation wasnt even sudden. He and Wenger were hinting at leaving for about 3 years before they did.


10.) 17 Mar 2022 17:04:56
Shane. you may be right. I'm certainly no fan of the Glazers. I hate the whole concept of LBOs and using the cash flows in a successful business to finance the whole purchase thus striving the club of investment, which was the case for the first 10 years or so.

But, since they're only it for the money, they cannot be remotely happy with the way things have developed, and I think they have realized their investment is now seriously at risk. The value of the club has declined by at least $1bn in the last few years. If rumors are to be believed they appointed Rangnick without SAF's consent. There's no guaranteed of success either way, but it's a start. Now they have to make sure that Ferguson doesn't scupper the transition period. That means removing all the Ferguson loyalists. In retrospect maybe Moyes realized what was going to happen which is why he was so draconian when he started. it was just too soon.


11.) 18 Mar 2022 02:23:58
Jeez! Now we are turning on SAF, the very person that created the success that the current team is measured by! The club is a victim of its own success.

There are some very astute people on this site but jeepers there is very often a whole lot of unexplored, misinformed conjecture and bollocks on here that's for sure!


12.) 18 Mar 2022 06:52:17
Yankee, we should of kept carrick because the players liked him? This is the problem the players are pathetic, biggest bunch of of mercenaries we’ve had for a long time, had it too easy far too long and RR has come in and instilled basic rules probably and the toys have come out the prams! Get rid of the lot of them!


 

 

 

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26 May 2022 12:59:08
RJ have to agree. Fosu Mensah was the big one I think. Tuanzebe been very unlucky with injuries at the wrong time. If memory serves right he picked on up as he was about to start v liverpool a couple of years ago and he really looked like breaking into the team.

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25 May 2022 18:39:17
Ole the window isn’t even open.

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22 May 2022 11:18:26
Probably outstayed his welcome, but he was another example of a player not signed for a role. I can’t remember him playing much as a 10 and he was always shoehorned onto the right. He’s never had pace, but he’s always been very intelligent.

I reckon if he went to a slower league he would still look great.

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18 May 2022 20:30:38
I hope so, he needs to improve like I say.

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18 May 2022 20:30:38
I hope so, he needs to improve like I say.

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26 May 2022 13:01:38
PF every manager has had his faults. The players aren’t blameless. But using Rashford as your example. There’s something serious he needs to sort himself. I’ve played to a pretty decent level of rugby in the past under some excellent coaches and some poor coaches. Ultimately at the highest level the vast majority of coaches are very good, but it was on me to improve under them.

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26 May 2022 10:33:42
PF mourinho had smalling here and he was shocking. Mourinho and Van Gaal worked with the players above that you named. I get there is a coaching element, of course there is. But the players also have to have the right character, and want to improve. Memphis didn’t have that in his time here. I think I remember ed1 saying we were going to try him on the right and he didn’t want that.

Players haven’t improved here for a long time, but players have to also be responsible for their own development as well. A good coach can’t make you a good player without the correct work ethic.

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26 May 2022 10:29:29
As crap as we were we conceded the 4th lowest amount from set pieces.

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26 May 2022 00:31:47
Spenno the key word there is apparently.

Yet to see anything from anyone I would trust suggesting any deal is imminent.

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24 May 2022 16:30:26
FZZ was Beckham not playing in the MLS at the time?

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