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08 Jan 2020 23:18:36
I don't get why we are not interested in Ndidi. We are crying out for him.


1.) 08 Jan 2020 23:52:47
because our scouts like watching players 60 times in warm weather. so they can pass it off as work.

2.) 09 Jan 2020 08:54:01
Jodler I'm with you 100% on ndidi. He's been playing well for a while now, he's on 23 aswell. I'd prefer him over most of the other names we have been linked with.

3.) 09 Jan 2020 10:11:35
Ndidi would be a great signing in many ways. My only concern is his passing is quite limited from what I've seen. Elite level at breaking up play and protecting the back four. But not very useful when your in possession.

Personally I would prefer a player who might have slightly less ability when defending if they had significantly more ability on the ball.

The games we have struggled to win this season haven't been the games where we have had less possession but the ones where we have more. This is mostly due to the lack of ability on the ball in our midfield. Ndidi although a great player wouldn't solve this issue but actually compound it.

I'd love to see us sign one of Kalvin Phillips or Denis Zakaria.

4.) 09 Jan 2020 10:16:13
That QPR lad Eberechi Eze looks like some player, already 10 goals and 6 assists from Midfield.

5.) 09 Jan 2020 11:22:51
Shappy. Ruben Neves is a better choice than Zakaria and Kalvin Philips.
He has PL experience as well.

6.) 09 Jan 2020 12:26:19
Ruben Neves will be a dream signing, works hard for the team, passing is really good and has an ability to score an odd screamer.
Our scouting team does absolutely nothing i feel, players like Neves, Maddison, Buendia all were coming to PL after a brilliant season yet we were never interested.

7.) 09 Jan 2020 12:34:43
Ndidi passing is limited?

What about Mctominay who everyone raves about? Very very limited player. Backwards, sidewards, 6' 4" and can't head for rubbish. Involved in 5 goals in about 80 games. He's weak as piss. If he wasn't passionate everyone would stop bumming him. People blindsighting passion for ability.

Pogba has created more chances in about 20+ less games. Want him out.

8.) 10 Jan 2020 02:21:28
wilbot, I would rather have a player with limited abilities who plays for the team rather than the "World class" Pogba who performs every once in a while. A player with all the talent but it's a shame he is poorer than even the average player when he doesn't perform - misplaced passes, pathetic shooting, loses the ball and pedestrian most times.

I would rather take Christiano Ronaldo at 34 than Pogba any day. And, by the way it's Pogba and his agent making all the noises of wanting out. The sooner we have him out the better.



29 Sep 2018 12:19:31
Nicola Barella reminds me very much of Paul Scholes - intelligent and skilful. I have heard that we are interested in him, along with a number of other clubs. Here's hoping.


1.) 29 Sep 2018 15:16:54
We will no doubt hear a lot about players we are supposedly in for over the next few days just to try and keep the fans negativity down.




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20 Jan 2021 11:53:02
Medina looks like a younger version of Rojo. I'd much prefer that we move for someone like Wesley Fofana who can defend and is good on the ball.


1.) 20 Jan 2021 21:11:40
Because he’s left foot and Argentinian?
The lad is a decent defender for his age.



29 Jul 2020 17:57:29
I don't think that Jack Grealish is the type of player we need. I firmly believe that Matic has been a great servant and steadying influence for us over this last while. He has also provided the platform for Pogba and Fernandes to play their natural game. The concern is that he is almost 32 and he will probably not be able to play every game next season. Wilfred Ndidi has all the qualities that we need in midfield to allow us to get the best out of Pogba and Fernandes, never mind our front three. I hope that our management feels the same because he is as good as there is in that role.


1.) 29 Jul 2020 18:34:48

I found it baffling to offer him a 3 year contract. They could have waited u til November time, then offer him an extension if they thought he was worth one.

2.) 29 Jul 2020 19:50:06
I'm not convinced Pogba is playing his natural game, I think he would be more effective higher up the pitch. As it is we need him to cover for Matic's lack of mobility. but with Ndidi or Kante as CDM perhaps he would have more freedom to push forwards a bit more?

3.) 29 Jul 2020 20:41:36
I would prefer Saul or Zakaria for the CDM role.
Ndidi is terrific at breaking up play but he is limited on the ball.

4.) 30 Jul 2020 05:23:10
While I really appreciate Ndidi and think he is an excellent player, my personal preference is for a CDM who is more expensive with their passing.

For me there are two broad kinds of CDM, the first is a defender first, who'll sit and break up play in front of the defence. Then lay off 5-10 years passes to those with a better passing range and vision.

The second is more of a deep No.10, someone who will control the tempo of a game with their passing and vision. They will work defensively but their first thought is about where the next pass is going rather than making a crunching tackle.

The former is more in the Makelele mould, the latter in the mould of Pirlo.

Personally I feel top club's that will more than likely have the majority of possession are better off with the latter type (Pirlo) than the former. Having a player like Ndidi is great if your team will have to do significant amounts of defending. If not then someone like Ndidi could become a passenger for large parts of the game, nothing more than a wall to bounce short passes off of.

5.) 30 Jul 2020 05:36:42
Fosu Mensah as CDM?

6.) 30 Jul 2020 10:32:00
Completely agree Shappy.



20 Jul 2020 21:22:07
Last night's match was a good dose of reality. Outside of our first choice 11, we really don't have many who can change the course of a match. I firmly believe that we need to strengthen in several positions: central defence (not nearly enough aggression), left back (Luke Shaw is merely decent but is so unadventurous), right wing and centre forward.


1.) 20 Jul 2020 21:59:44
You are right we do need to strengthen. Fernandes has shown us the required standard of players needed to be successful.
I am a bit torn as I think Ole does know what is needed at the club
Thus season as a whole has seen an improvement in results and the standard of play has improved. Some of the younger players need a couple of seasons to fully realise their potential ( Mctominay, Williams Greenwood and Garner) The DDG position will resolve itself as will the defence issue.

2.) 20 Jul 2020 22:14:54
I do think Ole knows what is needed at the club too and in my eyes we are progressing, now I know we are not at Liverpool/ City level yet but we are certainly progressing. I hope we beat West Ham by 2 or more goals so we can play with Leicester desperation the last game, If we get top 4 I wouldn't be mad if we don't win the Europa League, I think OLe will get the transfers right and the team will have more depth next season, first time I'm feeling optimistic about an upcoming season in 7 years lol, let's see how we do.



15 Jun 2020 13:26:14
I firmly believe that Wilfred Ndidi would be a fantastic signing. I acknowledge that Matic had performed very well up until lockdown but Ndidi is younger, and gets around the pitch much more quickly breaking up play and creating. With him in midfield along with Fernandes and Pogba, I think that we would be a match for anyone in that department.


1.) 15 Jun 2020 13:52:24
I think if we were to play both Bruno and Pogba in midfield long term we would NEED an Ndidi type midfielder to add balance to the side. Matic is okay in the short term, but he lacks mobility. It's no coincidence that he has looked at his best this season when playing in a double pivot with Fred who is very quick and mobile and covers for Matic's lack of mobility very well.

However, if Pogba leaves then I think we would need a CDM who is more creative than Ndidi.

2.) 15 Jun 2020 14:08:28
You just know Leicester will price him out of a move. But he would be great with pogba and bruno. Partay at Atletico wouldn't be bad either and more affordable.

Is there any chance fred or mctominay can become good cdms? Utd already have bruno pogba and linked with grealish who can all do the attacking side in the midfield fred and mctominay would get a lot more game time if they could develop in to the cdm role.

{Ed002's Note - Pogba still wants out.}

3.) 15 Jun 2020 14:56:18
That's all good ed but unless someone is going to make a good enough offer to the club he isn't going anywhere. I think he will also be priced out of a move.

{Ed002's Note - So he would have to stay for a year and walk away - most clubs don't want to keep players at the club who want to leave. It would be enormously disruptive.}

4.) 15 Jun 2020 15:06:44
Degea wanted to leave he managed to stay professional all you can hope for is your player stays professional just like ronaldo did. The club simply won't let him go unless someone puts up what they believe is acceptable.

5.) 15 Jun 2020 15:39:08
I really want us to sign ndidi he is a brilliant player. Imo he would improve us more than sancho and grealish, he would allow players to get forward more because they will be able to trust in him and the defence. If we sign him and a rw then we maybe have a chance of challenging for the league imo.

6.) 15 Jun 2020 15:52:25
Just get rid after these season finishes.

Guy. doesn't want to be there, the manager constantly is saying how he only wants committed players etc.

7.) 15 Jun 2020 17:10:59
Dont get it twisted it's the club who are holding on to pogba not the other way around. If ole wants him to go and he is not a yes man you would think he would let the management know that pogba can go and they would stick by the manager. But I get the feeling ole and the club are not pushing an exit hence not making it easy for him to leave.

I'm guessing if they don't sell him this summer they will atleast offer him a new contract wether he signs or not I'm not sure.



18 Feb 2020 12:45:49
I never thought I would say it but Shaw was excellent last night. Sharp, incisive and bold.


1.) 18 Feb 2020 14:34:24
I agree Jodler his best performances this season have bizarrely come as a LCB. I really liked the way he had the confidence and quality to carry the ball out of defence and even made some brilliant overlapping runs.

2.) 18 Feb 2020 15:42:24
It seems that Shaw plays better as a LCB than as a left back while Maguire is better when playing with 3 at the back.

3.) 18 Feb 2020 19:43:28
Id like to see lindelof with bailly and maguire also. Shaw looks better as a lcb to be fair. Less running for him and he looks more comfortable.




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12 Jan 2021 15:47:15
I think that whatever preference you have as a coach, it really boils down to the intelligence and quality of the players at your disposal.




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09 Jan 2021 17:18:22
There's always a need for a box to box midfielder, especially one who has the youth and promise of Caicedo. I agree that we need a holding/ shielding midfielder such as Ndidi. I believe that while Fred and McTominay are decent squad players, I do not feel that they are United class. Matic is an effective deep-lying midfielder but I fear that his age is against him. We have bought several young promising players in recent times but it seems that it is our policy to identify bright young players, such as Haaland and indeed Caicedo, allow them to be snapped up by other clubs and then buy them at exhorbitant prices.




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22 Oct 2019 18:25:37
At the heels of the hunt, neither Martial or Rashford are good enough I'm afraid. Overhyped.




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31 Dec 2018 09:20:24
I agree with Shawthing. I think that Bailly is a liability. He doesn't seem to have much self control. His dangerous challenges began with one on Josh King on the side line. It didn't help that Ashley Young congratulated him for it, which may have contibuted to him getting wound up.




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29 Nov 2018 12:27:05
Understandable reaction. Rashford not showing any progress in finishing or final ball.