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Team: Manchester United

Where from: Coventry

Favourite player: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Best team moment: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's scoring the 1999 Champions League Winner

Interests: Music and Mortgages, Semi Professional Goalkeeper

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18 Jul 2019 20:46:11
Rumour that AC Milan are in for Bailly, how likely is this if Maguire arrives?


1.) 18 Jul 2019 22:09:52
I hope Bailly doesn’t leave, he’s worth giving a chance for another season.

2.) 18 Jul 2019 22:11:52
Send them Rojo on the sly.

3.) 19 Jul 2019 06:31:53
We have Lindelof as first choice, a new CB needs to come definitely, and my third choice would be Tuanzebe as he has deserved a run out in the team.
I thinking going with 5 CBs in a season is decent backup.
I would only keep 2 of Jones, Smalling, Bailly and Rojo now.
And when an offer comes for any one of them we should cut him loose.
5 CBs, AWB, Dalot, Young and Shaw is decent cover for a season. Then there are young players in the academy we could use if more people get injured.

4.) 19 Jul 2019 07:10:49
Smalling and Tuanzebe should be ahead of Bailly.

He’s had his chance, he’s not good enough and he’s caused problems in the dressing room.

5.) 19 Jul 2019 07:54:48
Would rather jones and rojo go although I think rojo is going to be 2nd choice left back to shaw

Can only see darmian leaving out of any of them.

6.) 19 Jul 2019 08:52:29
Jones and Rojo.

Jones is slow lack technique and has been at the club longer than he deserves.

Rojo is that wild he belongs in a Zoo.

Bailly deserves another chance after Mourinho wrecked his confidence.

7.) 19 Jul 2019 09:46:48

Has Bailly caused problems in the dressing room?

8.) 19 Jul 2019 11:01:01
Same question as Mad Hatter from me please Wazza.

9.) 19 Jul 2019 11:02:50
Having doubts that we will get the Maguire transfer over the line. I hope we get it done, I think he will make a massive improvement to our defence. It will be good to get a settled back line of AWB, Lindelof, Maguire and Shaw.
Get Fernandes and maybe another midfielder like Longstaff in and that will be a very good window for us.

10.) 19 Jul 2019 12:29:26
MH, yes under Mourinho.

11.) 19 Jul 2019 12:42:01
Really don’t get people saying Smalling is our 3rd or 4th choice defender. He’s by far our worst! His passing is dreadful, his heading is shocking and my grandma who is six feet under has better positional sense. Promoted way above his ability. He should never have left non-league!

Bailly is ten times better. People slate him based on one game against PSG when he was picked at RIGHT back!

I’d rather play Jones than Smalling! For me Rojo and Smalling should be the 2 defenders out the door! But maybe that’s just me.

12.) 19 Jul 2019 12:56:12
Bailly would be my 3rd choice and Smalling 4th choice.
Rojo is a walking red card.
Jones can hardly play a quarter of a season without getting injured.
Tuanzebe needs an EPL loan to progress.

13.) 19 Jul 2019 14:31:57
I'd get rid of all four of them to be honest over the next three windows counting this one.

Bed in Maguire/ whoever and Tuanzebe this season, sell two of them. Then next summer sell the other two and look for signing.

For those who watch the academy are there any other centre back prospects?

14.) 19 Jul 2019 16:41:52
Mort not really anyone outstanding. Actually last year the younger teams shipped a few goals but I think that was not just down to the defenders but to a lack of midfield quality too.

15.) 19 Jul 2019 21:47:20
I have no idea what Lindelof has done to justify all the praise he gets.
Imo - and will be massively unpopular - but Smalling has been best centre half last 2 seasons. I would get rid of Jones and Bailly. If Rojo stays fit offers much needed cover at LB.

16.) 20 Jul 2019 02:46:19
Lindelof has been r best defender by a mile last season! We need a experienced head beside him to Marshall the defence! Tobi from spurs makes sense low transfer fee, give him his big wages it's only for 3 yrs we'll have a chance to see if r youth r good enough or to see how r scouted players turn out!

17.) 20 Jul 2019 05:46:15
Wazza you still haven't explained how. Throwing statements doesn't justify the veracity of the said words.

What did he do to cause problems in the dressing room during Mourinho's reign?

I'm sure a lot of people would like a bite of your "exclusive"

18.) 20 Jul 2019 10:51:19
Yaz there is nothing exclusive here. It was said last season that Bailly was part of the problem with Mourinho, as were other players. It was said on here many months ago, I can’t remember who by.

19.) 20 Jul 2019 13:33:49
Bailey pissed Jose off as he wouldn't play when injured. Never heard a thing about him rubbing people the wrong way Wazza.



15 Mar 2018 09:21:23
I've heard from a source very close to Wolves that we have shown an interest in Ruben Neves. Can anyone confirm?


1.) 15 Mar 2018 19:10:24
I’ve only saw it a couple of times in the papers etc. Was very highly thought off at Porto, but lost his way a bit by all accounts hence why he’s at wolves, supposed to have been excellent though.



19 Jan 2018 08:38:53
Reports linking us to Jean-Michael Seri from Nice. Not a player I can honestly say I've heard much about just wondering if there is any truth in this?


1.) 19 Jan 2018 15:00:50
Milinkovic-Savic next big one for me.

2.) 19 Jan 2018 15:13:51
Reckon a top defensive midfielder more of a priority - MS seems more of a Pogba box to box player. I’d go all out for Weigl.

3.) 19 Jan 2018 15:22:16
For me yes, Milinkovic-Savic would be the next big one for me too!

And maybe a defender? I'd still love us to sign Laporte from Bilbao, maybe Herrera going back?

If I was dreaming, Dybala would join too! 😂.



05 Jul 2017 01:41:39
Sportsbible reporting Rooney will complete Everton move by the end of the week, any truth as I've also read Giroud is signing?


1.) 05 Jul 2017 06:31:51
I can't see him going until we have adequate depth. Still wouldn't surprise me to see a move for Lukaku as we will no doubt pay more than Chelsea. Morata and Lukaku up front is lethal.

2.) 05 Jul 2017 07:35:07
Roo been withdrawn from pre seaon squad.

3.) 05 Jul 2017 09:41:45
I think we will let him go if the option is there, he got so little game time last year.



27 May 2017 12:57:46
Few articles going round suggesting that Mourinho tried to "tap up" Justin Kluivert after the game. I don't remember him being mentioned in the Sharkopod could an Ed confirm whether there is interest at all?


{Ed004's Note - I'm not aware of any interest. He is also a very young player so would be better off staying where he is}

1.) 27 May 2017 16:04:00
He spoke to him on the pitch after the game. Nothing in it although there is a clip of it with made up captions which is funny. In that clip he is tapping him up for sure haha.




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25 Nov 2020 09:14:29
Best piece of commentary during the game last night for when Rashford won the penalty.

"Who needs a number 6 who can pass long distances when you've got Lindelof"

A sly dig at Pogba perhaps? If so I'm all for it. We have finally solved the selection dilemma with VDB.


1.) 25 Nov 2020 11:11:41
I think its a bit too hasty to declare the midfield selection solved after last night.

I mean if mctominay is fit for sunday, i expect ole to bring him to come back and replace vdb to provide more defensive solidity or matic will come in to [artner fred if mctominay is not fit.

VDB is a quality player, intelligent, can play 1/ 2 touch, great technique. Fred has the work rate and covers an immense amount of ground but neither of them really have the passing range that the commentator you referred to was having a dig at.

Pogba has that range of passing but his tendency to slow things up and his lack of defensive work rate just really can't be excused anymore so it makes sense to move him on.

2.) 25 Nov 2020 12:23:39
Kurtis, I think it was more a dig at Fred’s passing. Savage was very critical of Fred going sideways and backwards, and rightly so.

3.) 25 Nov 2020 13:06:39
That would make more sense Wazza!

4.) 25 Nov 2020 14:14:59
Fred was dreadful last night. Every pass went sideways or backwards. The very few passes that he attempted to go forward went to the other team. I couldn't believe how bad some of his passes were, so simple yet Fred makes it look so difficult. He always over cooks it on the ball as well taking that extra touch that he doesn't need which is why he gets caught with the ball a lot. Having said that the passing from the whole team in general was bad in the second half.

5.) 25 Nov 2020 15:06:41
I'd love to have a peak Michael Carrick in our team right now. Someone who could control the game's tempo with his passing, someone who could shield the back four and contribute to attacks with his passing. It would free up and create so many chances for DvdB and Bruno.

Fingers crossed that James Garner lives up to his promise. He could become a top player.

6.) 25 Nov 2020 15:21:46
I like Fred. I think he has a great attitude and his energy is a massive plus for the team. Unfortunately I think he needs to be moved on because Utd won't be a top team with him as a regular starter.

He's like many many players that seem to end up at Utd; they're not really good but because they are not terrible and they do offer something, they just hang around much longer than they should. The club should be more ruthless and let them go much quicker once its clear they aren't top top level players.



05 Nov 2020 12:01:05
I think the core issue with the team currently is that we have no set style of play. If you look at Liverpool and Manchester City and other big teams in Europe they play their football. It is up to opposing teams to find ways to stop them by trying to have a game plan. Sometimes it works and lower league teams set up correctly and get a result. But in essence the top teams don’t change how they play football and they dictate play.

If we look at the games towards the end of last season after the break we had a style of play, the team rarely changed and he stuck by it, it delivered results and goals. Since the summer break that identity has gone and now I think Ole is desperate. He is appearing to change the team dependent on the opposition and this is allowing them to set the tempo.

I’m not defending some of the players because we do have some dead wood, but we also have some very good players. I think a lot of the time our players don’t have a clue what to do on the pitch because the game plan keeps changing – Which comes down to bad coaching and tactics. We should be dictating the play and the setting the tempo of the game (like Arsenal did against us) and the opposition should be setting up to play against us. This hasn’t been happening and Ole is now showing how terrible of a tactician he is and is failing.


1.) 05 Nov 2020 12:41:39
I agree with everything you said. Ole loves the team, has a good plan in his mind (young English players etc. ), but he is not capable of learn them a proper playing style, because he does not know it either. Unfortunately, he is a low-level manager, probably for league one. The team has a lot of talent but it has weaknesses too. So an experienced manager's job is to cover them by exploiting all the advantages of the whole squad. Hope Pochettino has what it takes to do this at this stage.

2.) 05 Nov 2020 13:51:00
I agree with you. I don't think he knows what he wants to play. He seems to want to try and prove he can outsmart these other big clubs (PSG / Leipzig) but fails at the simple things.

3.) 05 Nov 2020 14:29:32
You know what you want kurtis. I know what i want. But i'm not qualified to do the job nor are you. Nor does Ole.
Knowing what you want and being able to do it are 2 very different things.

4.) 05 Nov 2020 14:50:53
This is a job. If you are failing to deliver in practice something you know in theory then I would question the individuals ability.

So I agree, Ole isn't qualified.



01 Nov 2020 18:37:58
Ole got it so wrong to the point it borders complete incompetence. Not only the starting line up but also his game management.

Scott McTominay offered nothing today. I don't think he is to blame as he should never have started on the right side of a diamond. He is too defensive and with Fred in the holding role it invited far too much pressure. Greenwood ended up dropping into the right side which meant there was one less option to aim for and this isolated Rashford. There was no movement when we did break because everyone seemed to be out of position.

As for game management, at 1-0 to continue to play two defensive midfielders in Matic and McTom was another poor decision. The fact Ole didn't see what was happening concerns me as it shows he is out of his depth to analyse a game in the moment.

I know we were distupted by C.V. but we still don't know what our best formation let alone our best 11.

I'm not one to call for a manager to be sacked, but after this terrible start to the league campaign the results in europe protect him forever.


1.) 01 Nov 2020 19:18:31
Agree our tactics were woeful. I thought McTominay playing out of position was particularly poor. In a diamond surely we would have been better served with McTominay at the base and Pogba and Fred on the sides with Bruno as the tip. Thought Fred was shocking today giving possession away but none of them played well.



21 Oct 2020 00:21:47
Great Result tonight.

A few things I noticed I wonder if people think the same.

Tuanzebe - Could potentially be our best CB given a run of games.
Shaw - Looks a much better player when playing as a back 3.
Fred - Arguably our best midfielder behind Fernandes. Things seem to click when he is on the pitch and I think he deserves to be starting more.


1.) 21 Oct 2020 07:01:14
Great result last night

Noticeable how much better we play when away from home against the big teams by playing 3 central defenders, either 3 5 2 or 5 3 2 it’s Oles go to tactic in those games and can be effective. Delighted with the result.

2.) 21 Oct 2020 07:16:50
I’d take Fred over Pogba every day of the week. Not because he’s a better footballer, but because he’s less of a liability and one wants to play for us, the other doesn’t.

I think Shaw was very good last night. Dare I say borderline intelligent in the way he was stepping out of the back to close down play at the right times. Having another player to his left means he doesn’t go awol.

3.) 21 Oct 2020 08:03:32
I think just about every player played well or made a contribution.
Martial was poor but still won a pen.
Ole got all the big calls right.

Pogba out of the team is better. We played well when he was injured since his return post lockdown our form has been getting progressively worse. He can be a useful impact sub.

Lots calling for this shape for a long time it has great advantages for poor defenders in a 4 like shaw lindelof and will help maguire. Axel was great. He is a big unit.
Telles offered quality device from the left.

Awb needs to improve in that area.
Get greenwood or cavani in for martial and we will have more of a goal threat.
Great start to the group. A win against rbl in the next round of matches sets us up to get out of the group.

4.) 21 Oct 2020 08:12:46
Although Fred played better last night, he still squandered a bunch of passes, he's still a very average midfielder at best.

5.) 21 Oct 2020 08:40:45
Fred covered every blade of grass. His passion, attitude and energy are unbelievable.
Only scrutiny of him would be not to loose possession by giving away loose balls.

6.) 21 Oct 2020 09:08:16
Ken where you not adamant that ighalo was our best striker and he shoukd be leading the line.

7.) 21 Oct 2020 09:33:18
Big Difference night was OGS had quality options all across the bench too. - VDB, Pogba, Mata etc. Something that was lacking all last season.

8.) 21 Oct 2020 09:47:06
@TRD, Fred ran a lot, Sanchez ran a lot, Lingard runs a lot, doesn't make them great. He still gave away many balls and was unable to spot passing opportunities. I also heard Solskjaer screaming for him to stick to the right when they switched to a diamond, which suggests he isn't able to stick to a position or adapt on the fly. Fred main positive is that he breaks play, more often slowing it down rather than gaining possession. One thing last night was that we had a bit of luck that many of his loose balls fell to a United player, that isn't often the case in the EPL with opposition players quicker to pounce.

9.) 21 Oct 2020 09:51:26
It's fine to change an opinion Jred i'm sure you have done it many times before.

Igahlo is a mess now. He looks over weight. i'm sure when Ken said he should be the line leader he was talking about a fitter Igahlo.

And I agree with him, get a proper forward and we have a better side.

10.) 21 Oct 2020 10:01:47
I think what happens with a lot of players is people make their mind up early about them. Then they are blind to how they actually perform.

Fred is a perfect example. While there has rightly been a lot of praise for his workmanlike performance, how he covered every blade of grass, how he hassled and harassed the PSG players, tackles and interceptions. There are still comments about him being poor in possession, or giving the ball away too much last night.

When in fact that just isn't true. Fred finished the game with a pass success rate of 90.3%, of all the players to have played the full 90 minutes only Shaw (90.5%) and Kimpembe (94.4%) had a better pass success rate.

The reality is that we have a preconditioned bias when watching players. Every poor pass Fred makes stands out because we are expecting it. Which means when reflecting on the game we feel Fred's passing was poor because we remember the 2 or 3 poor passes.

Fred isn't a Xavi type player, he isn't a passing metronome. He is a worker, he gets through twice the work of most midfielders to allow freedom to others. Players like Bruno wouldn't have as much freedom to create if there weren't players like Fred giving them that freedom by doing the dirty work.

{Ed001's Note - your stats do not prove you correct. A completed pass only takes into account whether the ball ends up at the feet of a teammate, not whether it was the teammate the ball was passed to or if it takes a lucky deflection etc. It is tiresome reading this constant abuse of stats by you, with never a bit of context, just a biased ridiculous agenda. I have not seen the game, so I have no idea whether his passing was bad or not, but your use of stats makes Lukaku's first touch seem world class.}

11.) 21 Oct 2020 11:05:31
Stats or not I used my eyes and thought Fred was amazing last night, his best performances for us have always been in Europe.

12.) 21 Oct 2020 11:19:55
I though Fred had a very good game last night.

13.) 21 Oct 2020 13:42:54
Agree Ed, a good pass is when the passer does the work for the receiver, if the receiver has to adjust their run or back peddle or tussle with an opposition player, then the pass wasn't very good, most of Fred's passes fall into the 'receiver has to work to receive the ball' category. Does anyone truly believe that Fred would have made the pass Pogba makes for Rashford to score? The pass was simple, but Rashford doesn't need to do anything extra, just take up the ball and continue his run.

Fred had a decent game last night, but it was nothing exception, no better than McTominay.



19 Sep 2020 19:28:08
I couldn't even wait until the 90th minute to rant about the terrible team performance I have just witnessed.

I washed my hands with the Villa friendly last week. After seeing the lineup I thought these are only our fringe players we have a lot more to come. How wrong I was.

The front three looked like they haven't never played together. I haven't ever seen players so far away from eachother. Are they scared they are going to get C.V. by playing near each other?

Pogba is a waste of a squad number, looks uninterested and shouldn't be at the club.

We are desperate for a new centre back with pace as today has proven as Lindelof and Maguire were bullied. There is no other way to describe it. Fosu Mensah is a championship defender at best.

What this comes down too is our pitiful squad depth, if the people in charge think our good run last season is justification for not needing to strengthen the squad I feel they are about to be proven very wrong. We have made one signing, we cannot rely on single signings to turn the club around.

A lot of teams have made significant improvements to their teams, the ones above us included. There is not a team in the world that cannot be improved somewhere, no matter how good a run of form you have.

We are not going to close the gap, if anything we will be further away than last year if today is anything to go by.


1.) 19 Sep 2020 20:58:16
We all know we need to ship out at least 3 CBs if not 4. And replace with 2 class ones to compete with Maguire for a first team spot. Mengi is a young lad who will be given a chance. Lindelof clearly hasn't cut it in 4 years so ain't going to be starting anytime soon. Bailly and Tuanzebe are half a player between them give their atrocious injury record. Smalling, Jones and Rojo we know should never pull on a red shirt again.

This transfer window is showing Woodward at his worst. Chasing the big money signing in Sancho which we do seriously need but it will be at the expense of securing a better defence. And lord knows we can't afford to do both can we.

Upamecano is the one player we should have targeted this window. £50-55m, 21, left-sided CB, looks pure class already. That was the must buy and everyone else is just a luxury. But I guess he will sell a lot less shirts etc so he's at the back of the queue. No doubt going to one of our rivals next season and who knows if we will have Champs League as a sweetener then.

A poor start but would highlight it looked a pre season game. Likely we will be slowly to get into any sort of rhythm for a few games and have some tough ones coming up with Spurs, Chelsea and Arsenal in October.

Tough start. Suspect it gets worse before it gets better too. Regardless if by some miracle we do actually make any signings.

2.) 19 Sep 2020 21:26:09
I don't think fosu mensah is even the problem mate. Every player was terrible today. Not one stood out even bruno was shocking.




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23 Nov 2020 11:31:24
Not to sound too cryptic Ed but do we need to be looking at Bruno Fernandes replacements?


{Ed002's Note - It is not a position Manchester United are looking to add to right now as far as I understand.}



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01 Sep 2020 20:04:49
I hope Fred doesn't end up turning into the next Ander Herrera. Losing another good squad player and keeping the likes of Perreira, Lingard etc.




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17 Feb 2020 10:17:11
This is a rumours site, if everyone was asked to prove their posts there wouldn't be any.




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09 Jan 2020 12:27:20
Sly Sports recently reported we have ruled out a bid for Eriksen.




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28 Dec 2019 12:12:12
Apparantly the Haaland rumours were a smokescreen for someone else.

I hope we don't pass up the chance on young talent and end up with an aged player like Mandzukic.





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25 Nov 2020 13:06:39
That would make more sense Wazza!




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23 Nov 2020 11:36:18
The premier league is too competitive to say "if we only just beat them and they beat them then they must be better".

This season has proven anyone can beat anyone.




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05 Nov 2020 14:50:53
This is a job. If you are failing to deliver in practice something you know in theory then I would question the individuals ability.

So I agree, Ole isn't qualified.




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05 Nov 2020 13:51:00
I agree with you. I don't think he knows what he wants to play. He seems to want to try and prove he can outsmart these other big clubs (PSG / Leipzig) but fails at the simple things.




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03 Nov 2020 01:56:22
We need to be getting results in the league and find form there before any other competition.