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29 Jun 2019 17:16:16
Rashford close to signing a new deal.

Great news.


1.) 29 Jun 2019 18:07:02
Yeh fantastic.

2.) 29 Jun 2019 18:58:18
Good news he’s committing to a new deal altho if reported figures are true i'm not sure why he would get 250k a week plus at his age where do you go from there. Another massive contract for a young player that needs to prove he's worth half that. I guess i'm just a old f****r and despise the over paid nature of these young lads who have done nothing within the game. Personally if have said score 30+ goals this season we can talk about a wage increase.

3.) 29 Jun 2019 19:12:09
Who knows if that reported figure is true and who cares how we personally feel about how much he earns. The key point is that its all relative.

If sanchez is on what he's reported to be on then rashford has every claim to earn as much as he can. he's done more for this club in the 10 games he played under lvg than sanchez has ever done for us.

Martial and shaw just got new contracts and i assume a pay rise, rashford deserves it more than them.

Most posters on here in the last third of the season becried the lack of players who put the required effort in and have the desire to improve themselves. Rashford has both those qualities as well as technical abilities that few in his age range can match.

4.) 29 Jun 2019 19:34:56
Shouldn’t be on three times what Wan-Bissaka has paid. He’s equally as unproven over a sustained period of time.

5.) 29 Jun 2019 20:03:17
Great news if true he has every chance of being the focal point of this new young team we are building.

6.) 30 Jun 2019 09:59:16
This is clearly nonsense. It’s all gone to his head and he is holding the club to ransom for £300K a week isn’t he?



08 Jun 2019 12:13:05
A few reports coming out now that united are getting frustrated and are surprised by the fees involved in signing british young players.

Have they been living under a rock for the past 6 or 16 years?

I completely understand that they have certain valuations for players and if they are quoted over that then they should back away in most circumstances and move on to other targets.

But prices for young british homegrown players have always been at a premium whether its rio ferdiand, andy carroll or kyle walker and i would be baffled if this was surprising them.


1.) 08 Jun 2019 13:07:43
There’s no doubt a Manchester United tax is added to the value of any player we approach.

Daniel James being the perfect example. We are paying twice the fee Leeds were quoted only four months ago.

2.) 09 Jun 2019 02:52:55
Rooney Rio Andy Carroll sterling Walker

The list goes on homegrown cost a hell of a lot more.

3.) 09 Jun 2019 08:28:29
Except Rooney and Rio were worth every penny for our club!

4.) 09 Jun 2019 09:38:35
Very true Eric. As is Sterling for City.

Imagine what Scholes would be worth today 🤔.

5.) 09 Jun 2019 12:36:56
AT Wazza finally someone who really rates Scholes as high as me, if we had a player like Scholes in our current squad our defense wouldn't be as exposed as it has been the past years, he is what i would call MAESTRO. one of those players that don't get recognize in England but are truly hard to find.

6.) 09 Jun 2019 15:22:58
Remanutd he’s exactly the type of player we need. You see Rashford making so many runs but the ball moves sideways.

I remember a game we were losing, playing badly and Scholes was brought on. It was the end of his career. But he collected the ball four times and each time he passed the ball forward. He was so aggressive with his passing, fast and direct.



01 Apr 2019 13:13:09
So duncan castles reporting that herrera is off to psg.

Does anyone agree to the clubs stance not to fold to his wage demands?

Who does that leave as our second best midfielder at the club? Michael carrick?


1.) 01 Apr 2019 13:37:08
I agree with this stance but the club also need to stop giving into demands of someone like Sanchez who's on double what Herrera wants.

2.) 01 Apr 2019 14:11:32
Is that his wages freed up to pay DDG what he wants?

3.) 01 Apr 2019 14:33:48
I agree. We need to commit 30m plus for a squad player approaching 30. Nah. Rock on free up the wages for a better player.

4.) 01 Apr 2019 15:03:43
Ken why let herrera go the likely scenario would be we would have to spend minimum of 50m to replace him with inflated fees. Plus wages on top there's plenty on more than him that should be shown the door before him. can't fathom how jones got a new deal and herrera didnt.

5.) 01 Apr 2019 15:12:01
why are we giving the likes of Jones and young new contracts but herrera letting go.

ddg still has another season but still its a joke. you keep your best players.

other than arsenal who have also a reputation to losing players this doesn't happen anywhere else.

6.) 01 Apr 2019 15:32:14
We aren't 'letting him go', this great player who everyone loves and loves the club is holding us to ransom over his wages, he isn't half as good as he thinks he is and could easily be replaced. Thanks for the good times Ander, but you are never going to be in a premier league winning first team.

7.) 01 Apr 2019 16:07:54
so is DDG holding us to ransom?

8.) 01 Apr 2019 16:10:47
I'm in two minds. Its a lot of money for a 30 year old that could be better spent. But then its another signing we'll need to make to replace him which maybe lessons what we can commit on other signings.

9.) 01 Apr 2019 16:29:40
Reports saying Utd won't offer more than £170k pw. Probably £50k too much being offered already for me.

10.) 01 Apr 2019 16:51:19
I agree with the club on this one. 170k a week sounds more than reasonable. If ander wants more that's his perogative.

11.) 01 Apr 2019 17:56:24

Yes, but he’s our best player and we would struggle to replace him with someone of the same quality so he will probably get what he wants, I don’t think anyone is under any illusion that De Gea hasn’t already tried to leave once, he’s just bloody good so we let him off.

12.) 01 Apr 2019 20:23:13
Why would PSG want him Rabiot cannot make there side he’s about 2 levels above Herrera,

13.) 01 Apr 2019 20:31:26
They maybe see something you don't?

14.) 02 Apr 2019 04:32:02
So just out of curiosity, who would you guys replace Herrera with who is an improvement and who also will cost less than 200k a week in wages?

15.) 02 Apr 2019 05:51:26
Personally I would break the bank for Saul Niguez.
He can take the midfield as well as the whole team to next level.
He can pick intricate forward passes like Pogba. Does excellent work off the ball.
And he is just 24. Well worth the investment.

{Ed001's Note - and he can cover almost every position on the pitch as well. I do not understand why no one has already broken the bank for him. It is not like he has just emerged, I can remember suggesting him as one of the players I would want Liverpool to sign when he was 17. So he has been about and looking top class for a long time.}

16.) 02 Apr 2019 06:36:31
Agree Ed. Not many consistent top quality midfielders around.
There are rumours linking him to City which is a real worry.

17.) 02 Apr 2019 13:34:18
Herrera is one of our better players, and there is no chance we will get a replacement of the same standard on less than 200k wages plus a hefty transfer fee. We can't afford to not give him the contract he wants, as doing so will cost us more than giving it to him.

18.) 02 Apr 2019 13:42:40
There is no point in giving 200k wage for a 29 year old who can pass only side ways. He may not even be a regular in the coming seasons.
And then we have problems with salary cap out.
So overall, it is a huge risk.
If we continue this, Next Smalling will ask for 200k a week contract.

19.) 02 Apr 2019 23:31:43
Who know. people who worry for extra expenses needed to replace him, need to think may be if Rabiot coming our way in free. in our wage budget? None of us know. But if Ole is taking this decision, then he must have calculated this. Now we can expect 2 new CM to come in.

20.) 02 Apr 2019 23:40:58
Completely agreed ed1. The worst decision Ed wayward has made in my view is cancelling the transfer plans in the winter window before LVGs sacking. We were meant to have a meeting with Atleti with regards to Saul. For me Saul is the best all round CM in the world. If not for Kante, Saul would be the best midfielder IMO.



20 Jan 2019 16:47:59
According to report, we have triggered the year option in darmians contract, he will go to juventus on a lon with an option to buy.

I assume that valencia has enough fitness to see this season out then leave on a free in the summer.

Young will probably get an extension leaving dalot shaw young and fosu mensah as our full back options next season unless we bring someone in.


1.) 20 Jan 2019 18:02:33
Tfm will not be in our squad next season as a full back option. If ww don't bring a full back in i expect the 4 would be mitchell shaw young and dalot.
Interesting that he cose to play dalot on the left yesterday when shaw fell ill instead of young.
It shows that both young and shaw can play either side adequately.

2.) 20 Jan 2019 21:59:14
Not good enough options in my opinion. Shaw is playing better, I'm happy with him as my first choice atm, with young and depot as cover. We need a top class rb because we have nothing down the right. I like depot but not sure if he's ready to be first choice just yet. We could do with someone who's about 29-30 in their prime for a couple of years till dalot is ready. That and a top centre back and we'd have a good foundation to build from.

3.) 21 Jan 2019 06:06:29
Shaw and young for LB. Dalot and a top right back at peak for RB.

4.) 21 Jan 2019 06:26:16
Wan Bissaka.

5.) 21 Jan 2019 11:38:07
I would like to see us go for Milenkovic to play at RB with Dalot as cover. He's young but can also play central. I would also love us to see if Mbappe can be prised away from PSG given their financial woes. Imagine a front three of Rashford, Martial and Mbappe!

6.) 21 Jan 2019 12:29:49
I woyld rather we brought in a RB and a LB. Mitchell is not good enough - offer money for Kieran Tierney and that's LB sorted, he has the potential to be the best LB in UK. At RB we need someone who is ready to go, Perreira would be my choice but I am sure there are plenty options.



16 Oct 2018 21:50:00
Reports that shaw could be putting pen to paper on a 5 year deal soon.

Are 8/ 9 games enough to earn that contract?

Or is just to keep his value high. Admittedly i am pleased he has started the season well when at times its looked his career at united could have over but am still not convinced he's the long term answer at the position.


1.) 17 Oct 2018 10:33:42
hes still very young and has been one of the positives this season

i would be happy with him signing a new 5 year deal.

2.) 17 Oct 2018 10:37:46
He's spent a good chunk of his time at the club injured or stuck in the reserves, so I think it's fair to give him a new contract after his recent spell of form. If in 3 years from now there is still no real improvement he will most likely be gone.

3.) 17 Oct 2018 12:10:02
He had a shakey first season when it could be said he was adapting to being at a club our size. He then went away and trained hard over the summer and at the start of his second season he was our best player until he got injured. He then struggled for a couple of years to fully over come the injury and deal with the change in management. He has up until now probably been our best player this season.

So I think it's clear the potential is still there and he can realise that here with us. Why let him leave, especially on the cheap. He is an England international and we need to keep good quality homegrown players especially when they can perform to level where they are regularly our best player.

We'd be stupid not to give him long term contract.

4.) 17 Oct 2018 13:58:59
The issue for me is, why have we let the contracs of so many players run down.

5.) 17 Oct 2018 14:11:52
Going to be a very good player.

6.) 17 Oct 2018 14:50:48
He's one of the ones we should be looking to extend along with Mata, Herrera and de Gea. The rest can go for free or buttons.

7.) 18 Oct 2018 18:35:38
Had a great season so far. He deserves a new contract imo. He has been doing and saying the right things all season. One of the few who is actully full of praise for the manager in fact. There has been a full turn around in his form and his confudence and he looks fit and raring to go. If he keeps his form and fitness it will be a big plus for the team.




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07 Oct 2019 19:02:04
Fair play to rashford for issuing an apology to the fans for recent performances.

But if he could just make one near post run in a game, that would probably be a better use of his time.


1.) 07 Oct 2019 19:39:42
Glad I am not the only one who can’t understand Rashford’s lack Of movement and reluctance to get in front of defenders on crosses.

For me he has proven in recent weeks that playing down the middle is not his best position.

Not here to slag him off as he is a Utd player and needs our support. Just my opinion based on performances.

2.) 07 Oct 2019 19:50:48
It’s not slagging him off. He struggles with his back to goal, and is better playing wide left. The problem is that this true of James and Martial too. Our three best attacking players all play the same position.

3.) 07 Oct 2019 19:59:30
When we have wingers and midfield players that can cross a ball and play a ball in behind are you surprised he doesn't make the runs.

4.) 07 Oct 2019 20:08:36
Still think Martial is best as a striker, Danny.

5.) 07 Oct 2019 20:12:03
Rashford can play on the right, he was playing there up until the season before he came to the first team.
Dj on the left, rasford on the right, Tony up top why not.

6.) 07 Oct 2019 20:40:08
Rashford is not a CF. IMO, he is better playing on the left side of a front three.

7.) 07 Oct 2019 20:58:29
Also there is far too much pressure on Marcus rashford. But Marcus rashford signed a contract for 250k a week so unfortunately there are in my view unrealistic expectations of him because of this.
Manchester United have failed Marcus by their over reliance on him, a top class if albeit older striker is needed in the short term for the next 2 years for Marcus to share some of the burden with.
Whatever people's thoughts on lukaku it was a huge mistake to sell him without replacing.

{Ed025's Note - i agree ross..

8.) 07 Oct 2019 21:12:10
That would be the ideal 3 up top ross

Martial is a very good finisher

The injuries are obviously playing a high part our form but we should still be winning games we have lost.

9.) 07 Oct 2019 23:32:05
Ross spot on about Rashford. The burden on him is unfair. He is still young. More than that he is feeding off scraps at best and does not have a reliable source of supply of goal scoring chances nor does he have midfield players who quickly link up to drag opponents out of position to give him more space. Having a good Co striker woukd help too.

10.) 07 Oct 2019 23:35:27
250 grand a week i would run on my hands and knees 7 days a week and i am 55.please don't give me he's hard done to at his age.

11.) 08 Oct 2019 08:03:40
Would be our best forward line atm but martial has had a worrying amount of injuries that keep him out for several weeks at a time.
Really worrying times atm with our squad and the games coming up
Wouldn’t bet against a new face in the managers seat by xmas.

12.) 08 Oct 2019 08:07:16
Rashford just doesn't have the instinct of a striker.

13.) 08 Oct 2019 08:10:06
Dazw you would soon stop running if you never got a decent pass or had no chance to score in a match.

14.) 08 Oct 2019 08:30:09
Salford, if only Rashford took the chances he did get, sadly most the time he miskicks or blasts wide.



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25 Aug 2019 14:25:48
G Neville: “The penalty miss (Rashford vs Palace) is probably inevitable based on the situation created the other night. I don't have a problem with anyone missing a penalty, they're very difficult. and goalkeepers these days are so agile, they do all the homework. ”

Better moonwalker than michael jackson.


1.) 25 Aug 2019 15:01:23
I don't think his issue was the missed penalty but the indecision over who should take them and how the scenario between pogba and rashford came about.



22 Aug 2019 21:28:29
2 games in and 2 different options used at the right wing position, daniel james and andreas pereira.

Still have lingard, martial, rashford, mata, young, dalot, sanchez, greenwood, chong and gomes left to try in that position.

Would people go for over or under 10 different options used at right wing this season?


1.) 22 Aug 2019 23:32:29
Will that be so terrible? I imagine most years 10 players start at right wing for a team like Man Utd - hopefully there will be many fixtures.

2.) 23 Aug 2019 00:11:22
Lingard started there against Chelsea.

3.) 23 Aug 2019 01:28:24
Wouldn’t be against Dalot playing there tbh.

4.) 23 Aug 2019 04:41:32
Dalot is the fastest player at the club and can deliver quality crosses.
It is worth the try imo.
But I would prefer Greenwood to be given the RW role for now.

5.) 23 Aug 2019 12:04:11
I see it as our biggest problem position. I did even before we signed Maguire.

I hope someone like James, Greenwood or Chong makes it theirs this season.

If you know what type of forwards you have (and are going to play regularly) its easier to shop for a midfielder.

eg. if we signed vardy (hypothetical) we would want a midfielder who can reliably play the ball early into channels, and would maybe operate a bit deeper. If we sign llorente then we want our CMs to feed the ball wide so we can get balls in the box, or a very advanced CAM who can interchange with a bigger less mobile striker.

I think this is why Lukaku struggled (and I know his overall goal record was ok, but he was expected to be outscoring most other strikers) .
His success at West Brom and Everton was often due to his pace and power, finding space in channels. At united where teams sat back he had to operate as a target more often and I don't think it suited him. Probably contributed to him adding so much bulk too. I think this is why Ole tried to reintroduce him playing RW last season, to see if he could find more space.



16 Aug 2019 21:05:46
Seeing a lot of posts about how sanchez could come back into the team and even be the “perfect number 10”.

The reality is Sanchez can't be the perfect anything, he never was, he was very good player and now he is poor shadow of that player.

Can he play number 10? He gives the ball away for fun and that's not even when he's trying something extravagant. Surely that doesn't fit into ole transition to a posession based team. Any games at number 10 available should go to gomes or mata.

Has he been a top professional? Reportedly had to have a fridge moved from near his dressing room spot as he didn't like the cold draft, had a bust up with greenwood, pretty much self subbed himself against huddersfield and seems to magically become fit whenever chile have a match.

He has taken liberties that other players would have been crucified for and his performances would barely justify “mike the chefs” wages let alone the monstrous sum of money he's on now.

If ole does want to put his mark down on this team and move in a different direction then he shouldn't do it half heartedly.

If that means paying sanchez to chill in chile, or paying rojo to eat burnt toast in argentina or paying darmian to grow some awful sideburns in italy or paying phil jones to lick a window in blackburn then so be it.


1.) 16 Aug 2019 22:01:59
DSG i mostly agree
But if you turn your „or“ into „and“ it becomes quite an expensive marker to put down, doesn’t it?

Not saying we should give anyone a chance before a promising youngster, but paying these four players their wages for fun is stupid, especially considering we‘re in the ropes on wages and FFP

Sure should try and get a grip on our squad structure and plan for the future sensibly.

2.) 16 Aug 2019 22:36:59
They get paid the same money regardless of which country they spend their time in.

Will rojo of darmian see any meaningful gametime this season apart? No and any game time they would have got could go to tuanzebe and dalot or even ethan laird who is progressing well in the youth system.

Chong, greenwood, james and gomes all deserve more game time than sanchez.

3.) 17 Aug 2019 00:54:57
I just don't understand how the club got into the Sanchez situation its beyond me they agreed to pay those wages but hey its not my money i guess, don't actually know how footballers contracts work but he clearly hasn't perfomed at all, clubs should be able to cut wages in situations like this, ridiculous to be honest.

4.) 17 Aug 2019 08:23:58

Is a possession based game what we are aiming for? We didn’t strengthen the midfield, the most important area to control possession. Were Arsenal not a possession based team? He always looked sensational with them, but they pushed higher and used their fullbacks more in support, conceded more goals mind you.

In terms of Sanchez, some time ago I speculated that if we bought the right players we could push our back line higher and in compacting the game Sanchez would be playing higher and be more dangerous.

5.) 17 Aug 2019 08:44:26
I worry that someone or even several people high up at United seem intent on "competing" with Man City in the transfer market. There have been several players now the club's have supposedly clashed over in an attempt to sign them.

I do wonder if there is some kind of petty one up manship going on.

However, it could just be a case of both club's going for the best players.

Although I do wonder about both the signings of Sanchez and Fred. Neither quite fitted what the club needed at the time, or could be described as typical players the manager of the time would want to sign.

So why were they pursued a d ultimately signed?

I feel our recruitment strategy has been scatter gun and haphazard to say the least, swinging this way and that. With no clear plan or direction.

The club needs a total revamp and modernising in the structure of the club. But to do that a clear plan about what the club is and how the club should operate needs to be in place. What is the vision of the club?

For me the club should be about offensive aggressive football on the pitch, with a community feel off the pitch. A club that develops young players and makes superstars and not buys them. Our transfer activity should be looking for talented hard working young players who can move to the club and then take that step up to the next level with the club.

In order to do this you need a structure at the club. A transfer committee who evaluate potential targets and make sure they fit into that vision of the club, and that they fit the long term vision of the club. The transfer committee should be made up of someone who understands the footballing philosophy of the club, someone who is closely tied to the youth set up so they can advise when a player might not need to be signed due to a talented young player coming through. Someone with a financial background who could evaluate the costs of a deal, a head scout who will present their findings plus maybe the scout/ s who scouted a particular player of interest, and the manager who can put their input into the discussion. Finally someone to observe and evaluate how the process is working. Then they can offer up how the process could work smoother in the future and where things went wrong in a situation of a bad transfer (i. e. Sanchez) .

Therefore all aspects of a signing are considered and we are less likely to make poor signings.

6.) 17 Aug 2019 09:57:34

A couple of things.

You have just posted what I have been saying for a very long time on here. To be exact, we don’t just need a plan, we need an aim from the top, reflected in a strategy and then the strategy designed into a plan. How long have I said these things and how many times has AJH popped up with “oh no we don’t have a plan”.

I will disagree about not buying superstars, we bought many Rio, Keane, Van Nistelrooy but they were bought with a strategy in mind.

7.) 17 Aug 2019 10:43:32
Two points there Red Man.

Firstly, the term "superstar" is subjective. Had Rio, Keane and RvN plateaued before they signed or did they step up a level when they joined or during their time at our club?

I think they stepped up when we signed them, so I wouldn't have called them superstars when we signed them. Veron, Di Maria, Falcao and Sanchez are better examples of superstar signings in my opinion.

For me a superstar signing is a player at their peak when you sign them, anyone who has yet to reach their peak is a signing with potential.

My second point is when do you make a superstar signing? I think those type of players are the cherry on the top type signings you don't build your side out of superstar signings. You build your side then maybe bring in a superstar to take you to the next level. Personally I think our squad is at least one or two summer transfer windows away from being ready to make a superstar signing.

8.) 17 Aug 2019 11:21:50
We have had a clear strategy this summer, young British players who want to play for the club along side given youth a chance.
On the field its quick attacking footy trying to entertain.
This summer has been a breath of fresh air.

9.) 17 Aug 2019 12:27:24
Agreed jred.

10.) 17 Aug 2019 15:15:00

Was Rio not fresh on the back of a successful World Cup and regarded as the best defender in the World? Was Rooney not an England superstar after performing on the world stage, regarded as one of the best young players in the world? How about RvP? The difference is that there was a structure to what SAF was trying to do. A couple of key superstars at other junctures under his tenure may have seen us more successful in Europe. It is about having aims, structure and planning when buying the stars and DiMaria, Falcao and Sanchez didn’t fit into any strategy we had.

11.) 18 Aug 2019 10:39:32
Red man, Rio might have been considered the best defender in the world according to the British press of the back of that world cup. Yet anyone without bias would tell you that Sol Campbell was a better player than Rio at that time. So he wasn't even the best CB in the England squad.

He was not at that time at the level of Nesta, Cannavaro, Desially, Heirro etc.

Rooney was a top rated prospect at the time we bought him. He was not yet considered a genuine world class talent in the same bracket as the likes of Ronaldinho, Ronaldo (Brazilian), Raul, Henry etc.

Both were top young players who would go on to improve at the club.

I agree RVP was different, but as I said these world class singing are the ones you sign as the cherry on top not at the start of a rebuild.

RVP was added to complement the squad not as an attempt to rebuild it.




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13 Nov 2019 06:46:02
Drop pereira back and stick mata/ lingard/ gomes in the 10 position.

Or even go 4-4-2 with greenwood coming in.




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12 Nov 2019 21:38:05
Dont blame him to be honest, if he can't get a kick with the paucity of options we have at right wing at the moment, then he will never get his chance when/ if the area is addressed in the transfer market.




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11 Nov 2019 22:07:31
No Mort tell us how you really feel about pogba.


{Ed025's Note - yeah get off the fence mort..



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08 Nov 2019 03:33:56
Jesus it was only last year we played juventus, barcelona and psg home and away lol. Hardly that long gone are those days.




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27 Oct 2019 14:02:57
Dier is not costing upwards of 50m, his stock has fallen dramatically since we were in for him under mourinho. That being said i don't think we should sign him even at a cut price fee.

I am more than happy to take punts on a couple of young players from the championship as long as they are shown patience and persevered with and at least have a base level of technical ability.





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07 Dec 2019 20:29:42
Great week for the team and ole. Hard working, full of energy and finally some end product from our attackers.

Wan bissaka, mctominay, rashford and martial were all immense today.

Ole still has to prove that he can set a team up to break down teams that play with a low block but definitely a step in the right direct and will keep him in a job.




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30 Nov 2019 17:06:52
No they should be judged on the sales of pies at half time.




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29 Nov 2019 12:21:57
Depends what the expectations are.

Spurs have been champions league regulars over the pst 5/ 6 years and expect to be in the top 4 at least and had a proven manager to replace poch.

Arsenal spent big in the summer and expected to be challenging for the top 4 and there were no signs of progress under emery. Rumours of max allegri so again another proven replacement.

We seem to be happy persisting with ole and this long term approach with the young team we have. Realistically without pogba i don't think this squad is anywhere near good enough to make the top 4.

If the club were clever they would be talking to poch now in view of getting him in summer and hope ole stumbles his way to winning the europa league, which means the new manager will both the resources and pull of top level football to attract proper football players (not freds basically) .




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25 Nov 2019 11:16:12
Is it an attitude and application issue or a coaching issue? .

Running around and making yourself available would certainly help but so would a more sophisticated attacking way of playing.

The way we build up play under ole is still basic at best and most of the time we resort to pumping the ball forwards. I don't blame martial and rashford for wondering what the point is when they are never going to be those type of forwards that excel under hoofball tactics.

Look at how liverpool build up play and get their forwards and full backs involved in their build up, its become second nature for them, they know where each other are going to be because they are committed to one way of playing especially when teams sit back.

Apart from counter attack into space, ole has not demonstrated one iota of coaching ability to break down defences that sit deep.




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16 Nov 2019 11:38:25
Poor mans sylvan ebanks-blake.