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04 Jan 2021 20:54:57
Rojo to boca juniors? Not sure if accurate but Would make sense for him to finish his playing back in his natice argentina.

DSG

 

 

27 Jul 2020 10:12:15
Does jack grealish helping villa stay up make it easier or harder for a deal to be done to sign him up?

DSG

{Ed002's Note - It makes no difference.}


 

 

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

Great news.

DSG

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.

DSG

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?

DSG

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
Bolger,

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
Jamie79
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.


 

 

 

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18 Jan 2021 11:46:53
I think the reaction on here has been pretty fair about yesterdays result and performance.

Poor in the first half, liverpool pressed us really well and we all know our players at the back and in midfield aren't suited to playing out of the back under pressure.

After the city game, we beat leeds and sheffield united to make that a good point in hindsight.

After leicester, we beat wolves, villa and burnley to make that an acceptable point in hindsight.

After liverpool, we have fulham and sheffield united, win those two and it makes this a good point away at anfield in my opinion.

Just on bruno, people are making excuses for him being tired, in reality its just the type of player he is, he gives the ball away for fun. A stat from yesterday. he gave the ball away (18) more times than he completed passes (17). Against the lesser teams where we dominate that's fine and brunos a huge part of the reason we have such a better record, his risk taking is vital in breaking down teams wh sit back. What a quality signing he has been in that regard.

But i think there's scope to tell him to calm down in big games where the margins are thinner and ball retention is much more important because against the better sides you won't get it back for a while.

DSG

1.) 18 Jan 2021 12:12:00
The type of player Bruno is means that he passes into space more often than he passes into feet. Yesterday, we played a more reserved tactical game. Which meant we had less runners, while in the first half our timing of our runs particularly was poor. Leading to a lot of offside decisions.

The facts say that Bruno has ran 40k more than any other United player, and only 4 players in the entire league have covered more ground than him. They also suggest that over the past 4 games he is covering around 1k less than his season average, while his number of high intensity sprints are down, as is has passing success rate. All of which indicate that he is both physically and mentally tired. He needs a rest.


2.) 18 Jan 2021 12:21:31
Good post mate.


3.) 18 Jan 2021 12:46:54
Or 3 points from 9 which is rubbish. which ever way you want to look at it really.


4.) 18 Jan 2021 12:50:04
That comes down to the manager Shappy and Solksjaer doesn't pay any heed to keeping fresh Bruno or any other key players. Many a time this season Solksjaer could have substituted Bruno with 10, 15, 20 minutes remaining and it wouldn't have made a difference to the result. But he didn't and Bruno being Bruno, he still continued to tear around the pitch right up to the final whistle.

We have two very talented players in VdB and Mata who could be used to give Bruno a rest but they don't get a look in. Again, this is down to the manager who seems clueless as to what to do with these two.

Just for example, what about a 433 with VdB and Mata as no 8's? VdB moving the ball through midfield linking with Mata to feed the forwards? Plenty of creativity there and with Matic or one of McFred behind, there is plenty of security as well.


5.) 18 Jan 2021 12:55:36
DSG, Bruno's options were limited imo.
He only had Martial or Rashy to pass to. Both McT and Fred didn't have any intent to bomb forward nor did our Fullbacks.

The only time Shaw or AWB went forward, we created clear cut chances for Bruno and Pogba respectively.

If we are playing 2 holding midfielders, our Fullbacks should push higher.


6.) 18 Jan 2021 16:09:53
Sorry t bang this drum yet again, Bruno was atrocious yesterday, Rashford and Martial were poor, Bruno was worse. He’s been brilliant since he came but he’s been quiet for a few games and he seems to try too hard against the big teams. I’d hate to think he’s just a flat track bully.


7.) 18 Jan 2021 21:11:02
AJH

Yes agreed, thought Bruno was poor. He was trying to hit the Hail Mary pass every time. Rashford made poor decisions and Martial drifted through the game as he often does. The thing is it was obvious fairly early but no decision was forthcoming because it might have meant a change in shape or tactic would have been needed.


8.) 18 Jan 2021 22:07:29
Redman
Your obviously a huge fan of klopp what do you think he did to change the game and get the win?


9.) 18 Jan 2021 22:37:30
Jred

A huge fan, no, but he is a lot better manager than what we have. However, I think Klopps front three have not been playing well, Jota is injured, his two centre backs were midfield players. I think he was not able to change much. He was facing a team that put its team behind the ball, wasn’t trying to win and he was pragmatic. A draw was a decent result for them given circumstances. If they lost, psychologically it could have been a turning point, so they didn’t want that particularly now, yet I don’t think we realised that at all. They couldn’t hold as high a line because of the two missing CB, his only real option was Origi but it’s tough to break down such a deep defensive unit. We played them at a good time for us, yet ignored the chance.


10.) 18 Jan 2021 22:58:09
Redman that is the funniest post so far, .
So klopp didn't change it is that what your saying?
And a draw was a good result for Liverpool.

{Ed047's Note - Jesus you really are a absolute clown, read what he actually wrote, not what you want it to say! 🤦‍♂️

The reason I can call you a particular name is I’ve been around long enough to know a total one just from reading the pompous know it all tripe you consistently post.


11.) 18 Jan 2021 23:31:24
Ed 47 thst works both ways, I can see them a mile off as well .
You have been very vocal on united what will it take for you to change your mind .

Also klopp could off changed it, he could of changed the formation he could of moved henderson or fabinho out of cb . Williams could come on and play next to fabinho .

He could of changed the role of thiago, fantastic player but he changes how Liverpool play . They don't move the ball forward as quick with him, and that quick transition has been very effective for them .
Thiago could of also moved further up instead of playing the so called quarter back role, especially with united sitting deep .
Henderson said they had planned for an aggressive high press .
He could of abandoned that dropped of a bit and invited united out .
So no I don't agree with redman that there was nothing klopp could do to change it .
I also don't agree that it was a decent result for Liverpool, they haven't closed the gap on united and have lost ground on city.


12.) 19 Jan 2021 01:11:51
Oh wow Ed’s abusing posters 🤦🏼‍♂️ very silly.

{Ed047's Note - when some of you refrain from being such smart arse know it all’s and allow others an opinion that differs from yours without maybe being an asinine idiot then I won’t have to point it out any longer.

In your case you have certainly become better at this but sadly others continue. 🤷‍♂️


 

 

07 Jan 2021 10:40:45
Dont want to overreact too much to last night, we have been in very good form and have turned the corner after the farce in leipzig.

Was a fairly even game last night, city played slightly better in the first half then we got done on two set pieces, it can happen.

But a few points from last night:

1.) Harry Maguire, thought he played okay last night but to protect him we have to play two defensive midfielders, defensive full backs and we have to defend 10 yards deeper because he moves like a fridge. the least he can do is take charge at set pieces and not let the ball run past him. He did the exact same things against leipzig and doesn't seem to have learned.

2.) Bruno and rashford are our best players so play them in their best posititons, don't move rashford to accomodate pogba Ole, stick to bruno in the 10, rashford on the left wing.

3.) All the complaints from Ole about more subs needed yet he only makes 2/ 5, one of which was a token one in the 90th min. Pretty bizarre when the likes of mason, donny, matic, telles, mata are on the bench.

DSG

1.) 07 Jan 2021 12:03:18
DSG, I think honestly it highlights where we are. Which is possibly best of the rest behind Pool and City and still another transfer window or 2 away from being up there. However, i am going to caveat that with my belief that we could still challenge for the title this year but question whether that is partly due to the year (similar to the Leicester season) . Sorry if that is a bit contradictory.
On your points:

1) Maguire is someone I was okay with them bringing in, however I think he needs someone next to him that makes up for his shortcomings and brings the best out of him. Sometimes the whole is bigger than the parts kind of thing (I don't care about what he cost now) . Last night I thought he was okay but what he was doing for the City first goal I don't know, he just switches off, or if it is not him switching off then his assessment of the threat is wrong and that would worry me even more. Does not seem to attack things and is not in the right place. It showed with Bailly next to him that the pair played much better.
I look at Ruben Diaz of City and after years of us talking about him think what if as he looks quality.

2) OGS tried the classic move of getting all the players he likes onto the pitch regardless of whether they fit. To be honest though Rashford should be able to cope. Would have prefered to see the energy of McTominy playing box to box than Pogba pushed forward in this game to be honest.

3) I feel like we have gone back to last season where we were not making changes until too late in the game. Someone mentioned on the match chat last night that it is indecision and they might be right, maybe he has so much belief in small group of players that he thinks they will come good (and this season we have had decent ends to games) . I hope that it changes as it will ruin players who should at the least be getting some game time to find form or bring a different aspect. I thought DVB was perfect for that game, skill and comfortable on the ball and could probe with Bruno to break them down.

We have to keep the faith as a fan group, support the team even if we discuss the issues that we see. Could still be our year!


 

 

03 Jan 2021 21:53:20
City go one point off top if they win their game in hand, best defensive record in the league, have lost the fewest games and in my opinion have the best player in the league and most of the squad have two league titles under their belt for experience and because of their actions most of their squad are probably immune to C.V. 19 now lol.

Flying under the radar?

DSG

1.) 03 Jan 2021 21:56:33
Them and scouse are the best 2 in the league.


2.) 03 Jan 2021 22:11:21
DSG

Yes I watched a lot of the game, City were very impressive. You missed they have a top level manager with experience of winning everything.

The thing with City is that I think their first priority is to win the Champions League, so will the league be their focus? Long way to go but they are able to put long winning runs together and win key games when it matters.


3.) 04 Jan 2021 00:26:34
City's achillies has been trying to win everything. They woukd be besr focusing in the league and CL rather than the league Cup and FA Cup. It cost them when Sours knocked them out of the CL in 2019.


4.) 04 Jan 2021 10:22:10
Wouldn't say they are flying under the radar, they haven't been great at times but most clubs have had the same problem this season which means they are still well in the race.

They have constantly been 2nd favourites or very close to being favourites with the bookies all season and I think they will probably win it, it's great to be up there challenging though.


5.) 04 Jan 2021 11:45:05
City and Liverpool have on paper the two best squads in the league, while they have both broken records winning titles over the past two seasons.

Both of them are much better placed to finish top of the league this season than we are. Better players, better recent success and better managers.

Every team is struggling for consistency this season, Liverpool have both conceded 7 goals in one game and scored 7 goals in another this season. Leicester, Everton, Spurs and Liverpool have all been top of the league for 2-3 weeks at different points this season. While even Arsenal had a one week spell in 1st place.

There is a slim chance that someone other than Liverpool or City can win the league this season. However, more often than not the best team wins the league. Yet injuries, or sheer number of games can derail either or both of them. Our best hope is staying close enough to take advantage of that if it happens.

Personally I think City might nick it. Liverpool's style is physically taxing on their players and their squad isn't as deep as Cities. City have really missed Aguero this season and if they can get him back or bring in a top class striker in January then they look best placed to go on and win the league.


6.) 04 Jan 2021 13:30:59
Aguero coming back from injury is a huge boost for City.

My only fear for United is, if Europa league on Thursday/ Friday will take its toll on the league form on weekends.


7.) 04 Jan 2021 14:22:10
TrueRedDevil, it almost certainly will. I read a stat somewhere that said that the only team to have played in the Europa League and finish higher than 4th place in the EPL in the same season was Manchester United last season under Ole.

So clearly historically playing in the Europa League is tough on a team and makes it difficult to maintain a consistent challenge in the league.

The year Jose won us the Europa League (2017) the best he could manage was 6th in the league.

While I was never keen on Jose as United manager, I can't deny the guy is a world class manager.

That's why if it was me I would be playing our strongest 11 in the league and playing the squad players in the cups.

The issue with cup games is that it's not just about skill and quality. We see it every year, top sides (arguably the best in the competition) get knocked out of cups. For example, Liverpool are the best side in the country but a lesser side knocked them out the league cup this season.

A little bit of misfortune, injuries to key players, a bad draw from the hat, or a loss of form at a key moment, and you're out. Luck plays a role in cup games, that's why when we have a difficult season I find it reckless to give too much focus to something that we could lose due to sheer bad luck.


 

 

27 Dec 2020 21:33:39
Whatever you think about oles ability to take us to the next level (challenging and winning premier league titles, reaching the latter stages of the champions league on a regular basis) it is pretty undeniable the squad and team are in a much better position than just one year ago especially as we approach the jan window.

Last year for example there were some laughable things going on at the club:

1.) Our highest paid player was on loan at inter milan (alexis, what a signing that was)

2.) for the second window in a row, a key player was refusing to train so he could push through a move to inter milan (ashley young, romelu lukaku the window before)

3.) 3 out of our 4 starting attacking players were daniel james, jesse lingard and andreas pereira.

Granted ole did get quite fortunate there was a global C.V. which postponed the season so that rashford, pogba and greenwood could get fit or develop and go on a run to finish 3rd but i think so far he's done a good job and layed a foundation for us to make the next step whether that's under his management or under someone elses.

DSG

1.) 28 Dec 2020 10:39:43
There’s no doubting the squad is much better than the one Jose left DSG. Our signings have been much better.

Performances have been better in recent weeks too despite the blip against Leicester, but I think we lose that fixture if it’s player 8 weeks ago.

Maybe a sign that things are slowly changing?


 

 

14 Dec 2020 12:33:08
Real sociedad in the europa league draw.

Thats a really good draw, they're a good team that will challenge us, exactly what we need in europe.

Last thing we need is another 5-0 win against the likes of lask linz or club brugge to give us a false sense of how good this team really is 😂.

DSG

1.) 14 Dec 2020 14:41:36
Really tough draw Real Sociedad are top of La Liga!

Good experience for the kids!


2.) 14 Dec 2020 15:07:00
We have the best squad compared to other teams in Europa.
Ole has no excuse but to win it.
It will be a good measure of progress.


3.) 14 Dec 2020 15:52:15
DSG
Or a 5-0 victory against Leipzig to give false hopes lol:)


Real Sociedad have been playing well for a few seasons now and seem to have found a new level this season. As already mentioned they are top of La Liga right now so it should be a good match. But maybe their position in the league might determine how seriously they take the tie, and same goes for us.

Real Sociedad have a few players that have impressed so it might provide the opportunity to see some of them like Merino, Oyarzabal, Isak and a little known Spanish magician by the name of DAVID SILVA.


4.) 14 Dec 2020 16:32:51
Good for the kids? we desperately need to win this trophy its our best checks of cl football next season.
We have the best squad but far from the best team because we are managers so poorly.
We had the best squad in it last year too and we see how that went. We got knocked out by the 1st team we meet from a top league.
We are not in a position to be selective man United are now a club where the league cup is a massive trophy.


5.) 14 Dec 2020 17:27:04
Adnan Zanuja is also there.


6.) 14 Dec 2020 18:02:14
Ken,

We are 3 points off 4th place with a game in hand (at Burnley), if we were 15 points off top 4 I would agree we should be putting all our eggs in the Europa League basket but until we get to Feb and see where we are it is difficult to know, if we are still doing ok in the league and aren't far off the top I would prefer us to use the squad in the EL like we have done previously.


7.) 14 Dec 2020 18:49:52
I think we should be going for broke to win every trophy. If we are in the hunt to win the league then and only then would i prioritise league games ahead of EL.
Its vitally important for our ranking if we do qualify for cl next season a good showing in EL will help us secure a 2nd seeding at the group stage.
Winning trophies is my preference and its not like we win then every year.
It could well be tight enough that we are in the mix to win the league but if its a choice of 3rd or 6th i'd prioritise the el every time.
Winning breeds winning, expectations rise we need to win not be there just to take part.


8.) 14 Dec 2020 19:05:15
I would rather have the toughest team possible in every round until we either win it or get knocked out.

Ordinarily I would say we should have a go at this competition, but this season with how things are panning out we would be fools to seriously try and win the Europa league.

The lack of a break between the end of last season and this, the shorten pre-season, the compressed nature of this season, the fact that all internationals are going ahead still as planned, has had a serious impact to all teams but especially those competing in Europe. The Thursday format in a normal season causes issues, while the potential to have to travel further from the beaten track in Europe can make travelling more of an issue.

If it was down to me I would focus entirely on the league, if we win our game in hand then we will be 2 points off of top spot. Not only is there still a chance to get top four, there is still a chance to win the league.

Send the kids out in the cups, both domestic and European. If they go out to a good team then its great experience and less of a public hoo-ha than if the first 11 gets knocked out by some backwater team most of us can't pronounce.

Come March those team competing in Europe will be severely tired, depleted and running on empty. They will be racking up injuries, and their form will likely become very disjointed with squad players and kids jumping in and out of the starting 11 on a game to game basis.

We are better off out of the Europa league, a cup that felt weird to celebrate when we won it a few years ago. It's just not worth the bother, especially this season.


9.) 14 Dec 2020 20:11:51
Yes Ken I'd play the kids! I hate the Europa League it's the last place we want to be!

Ironically we now find ourselves back where we started.

I've been saying for ages wining a title would always be difficult with Pep and Klopp still around and that we needed to build a team capable of getting 80 plus points and ready to take advantage for when they eventually left or dropped from their insanely high standards.

City have started sluggishly and Liverpool have suffered some bad injuries. Are we ready to take advantage. probably not but I completely agree with Shappy, in a shorter, more congested season we don't need the distraction of a European competition we don't even want to be in and desperately attempted to avoid.

We've got some good young players on the brink of the first team and the experience would be invaluable for the likes of Henderson, Tuanzebe, Williams, James, Greenwood (as a No 9) even Pellistri and Traore amongst others.

In this unique season I'd like to see Ole give the league his full attention. Settle on a formation, style of play and pick a consistent team. We've seen Ole is capable of putting together a run of good results and in this strangest of seasons who knows where that could take us!


10.) 14 Dec 2020 20:46:41
We have good squad depth to play twice a week.

VDB, James, Brandon Williams, Tuanzebe, Matic are hardly playing.
We also have Pellistri who is settling in and Diallo will arrive in 2 weeks.

Henderson in goal, Cavani, Telles are too good to be backup players and should therefore be played in Europa League for more game time.
It's not that we will be playing Bayern or PSG midweek. Therefore I believe we should go for it.


11.) 15 Dec 2020 11:21:41
TrueRedDevil, The problems come later in the season when we have key games in the league and in cups and we have our best players out injured because they have played too many games.

While Maguire and Lindelof get a lot of stick the reality is that they are the best two CB's we have, which is why they start every game. Ole isn't likely to change that.

Would you be happy going into a week in February where we have a key league game against a top four rival and a knockout game in Europe with say Jones and Rojo as the only fit options at CB. Bruno, Rashford and AWB out injured as well meaning Lingard, James and TFM come into the team for vital games.

While we might have a large squad in terms of numbers, we have a thin squad in terms to top level talent. We have seen how far our form and performances drop when 2 or 3 of our starting 11 drop out of the team.

I actually think the league title might be attainable this season to teams that aren't the among the best in the league.

If we put all our eggs in the basket for the league, and we fall short then we finish 2nd or 3rd. Which wouldn't be a disaster. If we try and win everything we will likely get knocked out of all the cups due to fatigue, while we will likely fail to finish in the top 4 as well.

As much as it goes against my principles of always trying to win everything, this season under the current circumstances need to be considered in context. If you could only win one of the competitions we are in which would it be? That should be our priority, the league won't give us extra subs, and the FA won't reduce the number of games. So we need to do what we can to protect our players.


 

 

 

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30 Dec 2020 15:43:02
Pogba to real madrid with varane in exchange, solves the pogba issue, solves the cb issue and solves the van de beek issue. if only it was that simple haha.

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14 Nov 2020 20:39:32
Considering we keep playing juan mata right wing and let him drift infield and link up with other attackers, it isn't outside the realm of possibilities that dybala could do a similar sort of role.

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19 Oct 2020 19:25:53
Who plays centre back then?

Back 3 of awb, lindolf and shaw or

Axel to play his first game back away at psg?

Jones and rojo not included in the squad, which is still a good thing even with hardly any fit centre backs lol.

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16 Oct 2020 12:16:03
It worked pretty well last season post lockdown.

I can't think of a single player who has played well in the league for us this season.

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16 Oct 2020 11:19:35
“Pauls head is elsewhere, he has wanted to leave for the past 3 summers, didn't see eye to eye with previous manager like a lot of the squad. Paul is not focused on doing his best for us, i'm sure hell excel elsewhere in the next couple of years”.

Probably closer to the truth but ole is hardly gonma say that in his press conference.

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20 Jan 2021 09:49:32
Yh was a bit surprised when leicester spent such big money relatively on a 19 year old centre back and then even more surprised that he's played so many games at this stage of the season.

But he's done really well and looks to have all the attributes you need in a modern centre half. I think playing in a back 3 at the start helped him a bit with cover and also playing with jonny evans must have helped him a lot as well in adjusting to the premier league.

In hindsight what a bad move that was to let evans go considering what we've had at centre back over recent years. Mourinho would have loved to have evans at the back when he was here.

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19 Jan 2021 09:39:24
When has anyone in our squad played right midfield as they're best position?

Reality is we have one out and out right winger in our squad now and he's an 18 year old who signed a couple days ago.

We are going to have continue shoehorning players in that position, james, greenwood, mata, rashford, martial, pogba, vdb, diallo, pellistri will all get a run out at right wing at some point in the second half of the season.

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18 Jan 2021 12:53:53
Not really because even if we had a month to prepare for that game we would still struggle to keep the ball when pressed well which liverpool do in most games.

The only fix for that is coaching and better technical quality and bravery from the players. Not rest.

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15 Jan 2021 09:14:43
Reaplce the word burden with pressure to make it less controversial.

My point is more protection should have been provided to the cohort of people who are at most serious risk of hospitilisation/ death. That should be the leading news story.

Not whether footballers celebrate a goal by hugging each other or two young women go for a coffee on their walk.

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15 Jan 2021 00:02:28
Dazw, not really about old people being a burden, just that clearly there's a burden on the health service due to the C.V.

I feel like some age related policies and messaging from the government and health bodies could have helped alleviate that burden as opposed to getting up in arms over footballers celebrating a goal.

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