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20 Jan 2021 14:24:57
Hi Ed002,

Any information about United's plans for Facundo Pellistri, Amad Diallo and Teden Mengi.

Would any of them be considered for loan to get more game time?
Ole said yesterday that Diallo is already making a difference in training.

Also are United any longer interested in Sancho after acquiring Pellistri and Diallo?

TrueRedDevil

{Ed002's Note - Teden Mengi (CB) A January loan is possible. QPR have spoken with Manchester United. Pellestri may get a loan. Diallo will stay with U23s for now.}


1.) 20 Jan 2021 16:18:32
What is the plan for Hannibal Mejbri ed? if there is any.

{Ed002's Note - Nothing at this time because of his age.}


 

 

08 Jan 2021 16:40:45
Ethan Laird joins MK Dons on loan.
Another bright prospect who needs game time at a higher level.

TrueRedDevil

1.) 08 Jan 2021 17:29:12
Hope he gets a chance to show his qualities. And also let's hope he gets luckier with his injuries.


2.) 08 Jan 2021 19:44:43
The club seem to be quite poor when it comes to loaning out players. You would have thought they would be planned out out etc, so cone a transfer window, a player would be aware of potential loans.

Reserve team football only takes you to a certain level. Insure Williams will be looking for a loan move.


3.) 09 Jan 2021 08:17:19
I kind of agree that the club's youth plans seem a little old school and archaic.

We often here about no pathway for youngsters, yet this is often met with counter arguments of the number of of youngster in the first team squad.

While Ole certainly seems happy enough to give young players a game, and to an extent it is then down to the player to prove themselves and take that chance with both hands. However, just throwing kids into games and creating a planned pathway are very different things.

Do the youngsters have an individual development plan, things for them to work on, markers to hit etc. Is there a clear plan, plans for possible loans to club's that would suit their development (i. e. right level, good chance to play games, right style of play etc) . Then some sort of plan to get into the first team.

Williams is a good example, there was no plan for him to play in the first team. He wasn't taken on the pre-season tour (which is a good indicator that he wasn't thought of as an option to move up to the first team that season) . Then we had an injury crisis and we needed someone from the academy. Ethan Laird was the one they wanted/ expected to step up, but he was injured. So Williams got the chance and he seized it with both hands, showing talent and great mentality in equal measure. He even kept Shaw out of the starting line up for a time once Shaw was fully fit.

Then in the summer we bought Alex Telles, some thought he would move over to challenge AWB on Williams more natural right hand side. Yet TFM, Tuanzebe and even Lindelof have played at RB more than Williams.

While there are rumours of the club looking at other RB's as back up for AWB. So what is the plan for Williams.

He has proven he is good enough for the EPL, and there are several teams lining up to take him on loan.

This is another example of us not planning for our youth players.


4.) 09 Jan 2021 09:52:35
Shappy some also said if we bought telles it would push williams out.


5.) 09 Jan 2021 12:29:31
Maybe ole bought telles in order to push willams out. Maybe he doesn't rate or like williams. Ole doesn't feel Williams is good enough to be in his team so the best thing is to get him a loan or sell him.


6.) 09 Jan 2021 14:32:58
Ken is this ole is a nasty piece of work your new theme?


7.) 09 Jan 2021 15:27:27
Theme?
Ole does not rate Williams enough to have him in the team. He bought a player in that plays in his position he now has 3 left backs
He has played lindelif and tuanzabe as rb ahead oc Williams.
So that leads me to believe that he does not rate him above 5 players that will play ahead of him.
So what's best for a player of Williams age? I think its to move out on loan or permanently.
Ole doesn't pick him, looks like he maybe prepared to let him leave.
Ole doesn't want him in the team it really is that simple jred.
Say the same for lingard and romero rojo jones. Its a case of he only will use them if he has to by the looks of it.
Ole decided when he signed Telles after a long chase that Williams would be 3rd choice if they are all fit. Honestly i don't see what part of that you don't understand.
This is oles decision.
Yeah i think ole has a nasty streak i wouldn't like to work for him from the impression he gives me personally. that's my opinion. If yours differs that's ok. But you just have to accept that not everybody thinks like you. I accept not everybody shares my views.


8.) 09 Jan 2021 15:58:52
Ken
Williams is a rb .
You have had a few post now on the theme of as you put it " ole is a nasty piece of work "
I hope ole does have a tough streak you need that as a manager imo.


9.) 09 Jan 2021 16:14:38
No jred he is right footed but played 99% of his time in the 1st team as lb.
Ole seems to agree that he is not his preferred rb as he has played tfm lindelof and tuanzebe ahead of him.
Either side ole doesn't want him. Simples. Maybe he doesn't like him. Maybe he is not a good trainer.
Ive no idea but he doesn't get picked ahead of cbs on one side and telles and shaw on the other.


10.) 09 Jan 2021 16:33:01
He has played most of his foitball for the first team at lb due to shaw being injured and him being the best option at the time .
But he is a lb . Something just admit your wrong .
We are 16 games onto the season, maybe ole just didn't want him for them particular games . The lads only 20 plenty of football ahead of him .
I wouldn't be surprised if he playes tonight Infact.


11.) 09 Jan 2021 16:42:58
Wait i was wrong made a mistake that should read
But he is a rb 😂.


12.) 09 Jan 2021 17:00:47
His own profile has describes him as a lb on his social media.
Do you think you should tell him?


13.) 09 Jan 2021 17:12:03
He played lb in the youth cup team he played lb In the reserves.
Being right footed he can obviously play right side. Ethen laird was playing rb on these teams more often than not. Williams played lb becuase laird was so successful in the underage teams.
Was Dennis Irwin a lb or a rb?
He signed as a rb but ended up playing most of his career at united as a lb due to the emergence of Gary Neville primarily.
Your being silly now because you know he had played nearly all his senior career as a lb and most if his jnr career.


14.) 09 Jan 2021 17:30:50
Jred
"Something just admit your wrong"
Maybe you should apply it yourself every once in a while.

Brandon, for one reason or other, has essentially been replaced this season and hasn't been given any sort of chance this season. And he was good in his last outing against Leipzig I am told. Like Donny, his previous performance doesn't seem to come into play for our next fixture.


15.) 09 Jan 2021 18:30:54
He played right back for the u23s did he not.
Right footed are you saying he isn't a rb?


16.) 09 Jan 2021 18:38:40
Maybe it's just he young and needs time to develop further. A loan would be the best thing for him, he won't be getting much game time with us and he can go away and show what he can do. It's a win win really, he goes and plays football and we can see just how good he really is.


17.) 09 Jan 2021 18:41:50
Im not saying 1 negative thing about Williams nor ole in this case.
He is not playing him unless he has to or maybe as jred says tonight as there is likely to be wholesale changes.
In his situation at 20 when there are 5 or 6 players played in front of him there is a decision for him to make. Loan would be my choice. For whatever reason ole doesn't want him in the team at rb he has has awb tfm lindelof and tuanzebe ahead of him at lb shaw and telles. Maybe he is not doing enough in training to warrent a chance. But this is oles decision. Its not a critisism its a fact. I've not said its a bad decision.
From Williams point of view he developed into a 1st team lb very quickly at 20 he has stalled and ole has barely played him this season so its in his best interests to get 1st team football for 6 months.
He could be a great signing on loan he as we have recognised above he can play either side and i would be looking to snap him up on loan if i were a team short on good defenders.
Vdb finds himself in the same position although he has had about 500 mins but he has bruno fred mctom matic and pogba ahead of him.
Ole generally prefers to have 2 players behind bruno he obviously feels vdb is not the player he wants to play. But he needs to be patient and to his credit he seems to keep his head down. He has not had the chance to play in the team for a run of games but that's oles choice.
8 wins 2 draws in the league I've not been calling for ole to start him in the league at all for the past 6 games ole is getting results his way in the league. My view on the sub in 88th min was a public humiliation of the player. A jose type act. That's my opinion on that one.
Lingard jones rojo romero tfm ighalo willams all appear to be totally out of favour and of those if willams stmt on loan and the rest left permanent it would make no difference to the squad at all.
To a much lesser extent mata he also has to decide if he wants to go and play somewhere or be a mentor type squad player at united.


18.) 09 Jan 2021 18:52:44
Danny c
I agree with that.
Ken
I agree with your points on DVB, maybe not thd public humiliation part .


19.) 09 Jan 2021 19:05:33
Laird played there when fit with willams on the left. But its rarely the same 11 at un23 for 2 games in a row. He played rb and cm in a couple of games
Bang on Danny.
He ain't getting into the team here for whatever reason ole doesn't fancy him. There have been rumours and counter rumours about him and Greenwood discipline wise but i don't always pay too much attention to that.


20.) 09 Jan 2021 20:53:49
Looks like he is playing rb to me 😉.


21.) 10 Jan 2021 00:03:01
Does it bloody matter where he plays lol. Like two kids bickering 😂.


22.) 10 Jan 2021 09:07:06
Coalan very true 😂.


23.) 10 Jan 2021 12:26:37
Williams is a right footed LB but can of course play RB. Good little player. Shame we don't see him as much.


24.) 10 Jan 2021 14:06:40
When you talk about a planned path to the first team, for the youth to have milestones, what about right back? We had Dalot, shipped him out, bought AWB who doesn’t attack in the way the manager wishes to play. We have Laird, Williams, Tuanzebe, TFM, Lindelof all who can play RB, so naturally we are looking to buy another RB.

In the summer the club brought in a young RB from Barca, Mark Jurado, too young for the first team, just yet. So what is the plan for him? Don’t worry about us having 5 RB and buying another, we will sell you on in 3 years. We can’t guarantee he is good enough but what will be the path for him?


25.) 10 Jan 2021 15:14:48
Redman very few make it through to the first team at this level.


 

 

08 Jan 2021 14:52:10
Ole just confirmed both Sergio Romero and Marcos Rojo are free to leave.
Both of their contracts will not be extended.

TrueRedDevil

1.) 08 Jan 2021 15:37:59
Rumor is, both to Boca Juniors. What I read the other day.


2.) 09 Jan 2021 08:03:49
At their ages more like Boca Seniors 😂.


3.) 09 Jan 2021 09:41:10
Good luck to Romero, always liked him.


 

 

30 Dec 2020 12:14:22
Hi Ed002,
If time permits, requesting your inputs on United's possible transfer in's and out's.

TrueRedDevil

{Ed002's Note - Potential outgoings before next season begins:
Sergio Romero (G) out of contract with an offer from Inter Miami on the table
Lee Grant (G) out of contract
Timothy Fosu-Mensah (RB) out of contract
Marcos Rojo (LB/CB) out of contract
Brandon Williams (LB) a loan consideration for January.
Phil Jones (CB) an option for Burnley if James Tarkowski leaves.
Eric Bailly (CB)
Paul Pogba (CM) offered to Barcelona - may be available as a Free Agent in 2022 - Manchester United have wrecked the relationship with his agent. I doubt that the club would meet any demands which Mino Raiola would want to agree a new contract. They have extended his contract to 2022 and will need to strike a deal with Mino over any sale next summer (I am sure he would be open to taking, say, half of the sale fee) and hope a buyer can be found - this will need to be through a third party. PSG are in discussions to add two MF players, one possibly as early as January. I don't think paying a significant fee for Pogba is part of their plans right now. Real Madrid have a preferred target although their current coach would like Pogba. Juventus have other priorities in CM but there have been talks and he might be a realistic option at the right price - but Juventus may look to including a player in the deal.
Donny van de Beek (CM) has been offered to Real Madrid and Juventus, and will be offered to Barcelona due to a lack of a plan or direction at MU. But both Spanish clubs have moved on and unless Manchester United would accept a long-term payment plan or loan to buy there would not be the spare money to buy him. If Pogba leaves there will be space in the team - but MU seem intent on holding him hostage. Juventus has a preferred CM target but might be open to a loan to buy deal. Inter may provide an option if he is to leave.


Don't expect too much in terms of arrivals January.

Manchester United have agreed to complete the transfer of Amad Traore by December 31 to allow him to move in January subject to a Work Permit etc..

Before next season starts: G (third choice), CB, DM, LM, RW (I expect Cavani to be extended)

Pau Torres (CB) Manchester City have him as an option. Manchester United have him as first choice but only if sufficient sales are made. Barcelona has a sustained interest but price will likely be an issue and they may look to horse trade some players - but little will become clear before the election is completed.
Ben White (CB) an alternative to Pau Torres for Manchester United, but seen as expensive because of the "English premium". Spurs have sustained interest but the funding will go on other priorities. Liverpool could look to white to boost their HG quota if they opt for a January addition. Brighton will look to hang on to him.
Raphael Varane (CB)

Konrad Laimer (CM/DM) RBL are aware that there are clubs looking at Konrad Laimer for next summer and some of the interest is driven by the price of Zakaria which has put interested sides off. Bayern Munich have considered Laimer, as have Borussia Dortmund (as a Weigl replacement) and Manchester United (but not until they have sorted out their midfield problems).
Declan Rice (DM) Price is against a move but there is some interest from Manhester United.

Saul Niguez (CM) Not January
Moises Caicedo (CM/DM) My understanding is that he impressed when Manchester United were following up on looking at another player who they had first seen in the Real Sociedad reserves. There has been interest in Caicedo from a couple of other sides including PSV and Chelsea.}
Jadon Sancho (RW) messed everybody around last year and may be offered elsewhere.
Ousmane Dembele (RW) would only be interested in a loan.
Samuel Chukwueze (RW) Lyon interest went after Villareal requested €75M for a player they value at far, far less. His agent is hawking him around the Premier League but clubs don't see value in the price or goals return and he comes with a required "must be a starter if fit" caveat which few English sides would agree to. Wolves may look to him if Adama Traore departs in the summer. Manchester United and others would be keener at half the price.
Jack Grealish (LW/LM/AM) and expensive option, but versatile.
Thiago Almada (AM) The situation is a little bit complicated and there is a chance of a slightly strange deal involving Sporting Lisbon and Manchester City (who were close to making the signing last season). Atletico Madrid looked to an offer but the amount and payment terms were not what Velez Sarsfield were looking for. Inter Milan, Arsenal, Manchester United, PSG, Barcelona and Zenit St Petersburg have had scouts watch the player. Concerns exist that whilst skillful, he may not be suitable for the more robust European leagues.
Isak Bergmann Johannesson (CM/AM/W/F) I am aware he has been watched by Odense and Burnley on several occasions. Manchester United, Oostende, Liverpool and Brann have had scouts at games recently. The Burnley link will be because of his father.


1.) 30 Dec 2020 12:54:40
Very much appreciated Ed, thank you and happy new year 🙏.


2.) 30 Dec 2020 13:10:34
Thanks ED002.


3.) 30 Dec 2020 13:17:59
what was the actual point in buying vdb.


4.) 30 Dec 2020 13:37:13
Bolger2,

A Woodward signing? One which OGS wasn't too keen on.


5.) 30 Dec 2020 13:38:38
Thanks ED002 appreciated as always-especially during the holidays. All the best in 2021.

On a side note we have a very good player in DVDB, frustrating to see a young talented lad get messed about -no other word for it - better coaches would find a place for him at Utd.


6.) 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.


7.) 30 Dec 2020 17:28:34
Thanks a lot Ed002.

I believe Declan Rice and Pau Torres would make us title contenders.


8.) 30 Dec 2020 19:49:40
Thank you so much Ed002 for taking the time to give us this detailed update - especially at this time of year!

Really appreciated and we’re so lucky to have your impeachable insights to chew over and digest.

Thank you again - wishing you and all the other Eds a very happy, safe and prosperous New Year.


9.) 30 Dec 2020 22:19:18
Thanks Ed002 for taking the time out as always. Wishing everyone a Happy New Year and hopefully a better 2021 for everyone.


10.) 31 Dec 2020 03:44:48
Worrying that VdB is being hawked around already. Absolutely ridiculous.

If we win our game in hand we are joint top with two games against Liverpool still to play. We could absolutely win the league this year with a couple more signings (assuming we play the B team in Europa, so whether or not we sign anyone will speak volumes of the board’s aspirations for the club.


11.) 31 Dec 2020 08:49:37
Maybe we should just concentrate on getting this squad playing as a team rather than looking to buy.


12.) 31 Dec 2020 11:54:23
Pogba has repeatedly expressed in interviews in France that he has no desire to play for PSG as his father supported Marseille, their biggest rivals. Whether this would continue to matter if a substantial offer was made would remain to be seen, but that is something he has expressed several times.


13.) 31 Dec 2020 13:08:11
Thanks a lot ed002. That was a great new year present for us.
Have a happy new year.

{Ed002's Note - And you.}


14.) 31 Dec 2020 13:08:11
Thanks a lot ed002. That was a great new year present for us.
Have a happy new year.


15.) 31 Dec 2020 14:25:55
Many thanks Ed002

Have a lovely new year 👏👏.

{Ed002's Note - And you.}


16.) 31 Dec 2020 15:33:45
Ed002 do you also provide this info to a group called muppetiers who used to be on reddit and now are on discord is someone just stealing your info and posting it as their own?

{Ed002's Note - I don't know anything about any other sites.}


17.) 31 Dec 2020 16:26:39
DVDB is a player who will come good for us. Some players hit form immediately (Bruno), some take their time (Vidic, Evra) . He will be a key player for us once we can get Pogba out.


 

 

19 Dec 2020 11:03:07
Hi Ed002,
Do United have any interest in Yves Bissouma for the defensive midfield position?

Also, are there any updates on Declan Rice and Saul Niguez?

TrueRedDevil

{Ed002's Note - Yves Bissouma (CM/DM) Brighton will resist any approaches. He shares and agent with Pepe who he spent a season with at Lille and the agent failed to persuade Arsenal to move for him - and since then they have signed Partey and a change in the decision process at Arsenal means any move is unlikely. He is another who would be off to the Africa Cup of Nations in January 2022 and not Home Grown makes him less attractive to most English sides although Liverpool and Monaco have spoken with his representative.

Declan Rice (DM) Price is against a move but there is some interest from Manhester United.

Saul won't be moving in January.}


1.) 19 Dec 2020 19:32:48
Thanks Ed002,
Glad that we are interested in a top DM.

{Ed002's Note - Don't loose sight of Konrad Laimer either.}


2.) 22 Dec 2020 12:52:47
Tris how much have you seen of Laimer and what do you make of him? Not seen much myself to have a concrete opinion of him.

And Merry Christmas to all.

{Ed001's Note - I have seen RBL play a few times but honestly can't remember him from those games, so not sure if he didn't play or just because I was focused on others I never spotted him. I have only seen them while doing profiles on other players, so it is quite possible I never noticed him. I will add him to the profiles list. Though at the rate I am getting round to them he will probably retire before I get to him!!!}


3.) 22 Dec 2020 13:58:25
Or he might have already moved clubs maybe even to us by then lol.


4.) 22 Dec 2020 14:22:25
BTW I wasn't taking a shot at you Tris; just referring to the fact that a transfer window is fast approaching.

{Ed001's Note - I wasn't taking it as a dig, he will have probably made 5 or 6 moves by then!}


5.) 24 Dec 2020 10:21:27
I'm a CFC passing by but I regularly watch RBL. Laimer is a player an my manager would want in their team. He can play in variety of roles such as a box to box midfielder and DM. He also played a lot as the RWB last season when Klosterman was moved to CB when we had a lot CB injuries and played very well there. Great player and is the engine of the midfield. As a RBL fan and also a CFC fan I would be gutted if he left to you guys.


 

 

 

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04 Jan 2021 12:30:09
Darren Fletcher joins Manchester United's first-team coaching staff.

One of my favorite United players, gave his heart and soul whenever on the pitch.

TrueRedDevil

 

 

02 Jan 2021 09:23:15
Hi Ed001,
Do you think United are genuine title contenders especially this hectic season?

One thing which is promising is we are grinding out results and the team spirit is excellent.

Players like Cavani and Telles has added much needed experience and quality in depth.

TrueRedDevil

{Ed001's Note - yes, everyone is this season as there is no time to coach, so it is mostly just about having quality players that turn up when it is needed. Anyone could have a bad run at any time or lose key players to the virus or injury and lose form. There will no doubt be lots more twists and turns to come.}


1.) 02 Jan 2021 11:40:20
If we can beat Liverpool at Anfield then we will have to be considered genuine title challengers.

Also ED001,
Considering the players available for both clubs, do you think at this moment in time Man Utd squad is the best in the league? Also which position do you think we should strengthen in?

{Ed001's Note - it is really hard to say, every squad has gaps, but United's is certainly one of the better ones. It does lack a top class centre-half and left-back though.}


2.) 02 Jan 2021 12:21:24
Ed001,
Do you not think world football as a whole lacks top class centre-halves and left backs? Most of the good ones are already playing for the top teams. Maybe David Alaba and Ramos might leave their clubs this summer with expiring contracts but there aren't easy to move for.

{Ed001's Note - it does because no one coaches them to defend, just how to play it out from the back.}


3.) 02 Jan 2021 13:06:52
On the topic of CBs, do you know much of Teden Mengi ed001? Is he seen as being good enough potentially for a top side (like us)?

Also have you seen his social media "activity" recently? He has been having a go at Hannibal Mejbri ever since his post after our U23 lost a cup tie to Chelsea 6_1. He has already won me over with his passion.

{Ed001's Note - you know I don't use social media mate! Mengi is very highly rated, his passion and desire is much liked, so you are not the only one who has been won over by it. I would expect a loan move to prove himself.}


 

 

30 Dec 2020 12:14:22
Hi Ed002,
If time permits, requesting your inputs on United's possible transfer in's and out's.

TrueRedDevil

{Ed002's Note - When timme allows.)


1.) 30 Dec 2020 12:18:49
Sure Ed002.
Thank you for all you do.

{Ed002's Note - Don't expect too much in January - by the start of next season G (third choice), CB, DM, LM, RW. Manchester United have agreed to complete the transfer of Amad Traore by December 31 to allow him to move in January subject to a Work Permit etc..}


 

 

22 Dec 2020 08:47:38
I hope many are excited about Amad Diallo who will joining us in about two weeks.

I've been told he is a real gem and can even come straight into our starting XI.
Two footed with great balance, skillful and good pace.

TrueRedDevil

1.) 22 Dec 2020 10:32:53
While I'm hopeful about this lad, it's important to remember over the past two seasons he has only played 59 minutes of senior first team football.

Not even one full game in two years. YouTube makes him look a phenomenon, while there are lots of "experts" online who have written "scouting reports" on the lad and have bigger him up.

He may well make the jump to the EPL and hit the ground running. Or it may take him a season or two to settle and make the step up.

Like with Pellistri and possibly Moises Caicedo if we sign him we will have to give these lads time and space to make the huge jump in the level of the competition, the big differences in culture. Learning the language, adapting to weather, culture, food, make new friends, and settle in.

Having grown up in the south of England I moved to Newcastle at the age of 26, and it took me a couple of months, maybe even six, to settle. If you flew me halfway around the world when I was still a teenager into a completely new culture, with a new language etc it would have taken me significantly longer to adjust, if I would have at all.

These kids will go from very few people watching them play to billions of people worldwide dissecting and over analysing there every move in every performance.

Are they the new Ronaldo? Rooney? Etc.

Let them come, settle in to the club and the country, let them play with lads their own age, maybe make some friends. Then if they are excelling at that level maybe give them 10-15 minutes at the end of a game, maybe a cup appearance. Ease them in slowly.

At least with players like Williams, Greenwood and Garner these lads have lived in Manchester most of if not all of their lives. Even then it's hard enough for them to make that step up.


2.) 22 Dec 2020 10:49:24
Just had a look at a YT highlights reel and. he likes to nutmeg players and . nutmeg players.


3.) 22 Dec 2020 10:51:26
He’s a kid who has played 5 senior games in a completely different league. He is a prospect and putting him anywhere near the starting XI is ridiculous. He will need to time to adjust to the club, the country and everything Manc.


4.) 22 Dec 2020 11:10:28
I saw some extended highlights, he is a live wire and I posted some time ago that he played a European youth game against City and tore them apart. However, the physical aspect may challenge him initially. I suspect they will try to get him used to the physical challenges as with Pellestri but talent will come through.

One thing I noticed was his close control at speed. It will be interesting, they put a lot of money into someone so young.


5.) 22 Dec 2020 11:49:10
Welcome back Danny you rascal.


6.) 22 Dec 2020 13:21:06
Shapps, I received these exciting notes from a source close to a professional scout.
He says Amad was head and shoulders above anyone in the youth teams.

Even if he goes to United's reserves, it would only be a matter of time he breaks through.

That's the reason for my excitement.


7.) 22 Dec 2020 13:53:55
TrueRedDevil, talent is only 50% of what you need to make it as a professional footballer.

In the UK there are some 2500 professional footballers, how many of them are world class?

Every year around 20 kids move out of our academy (either into the first team, move to another side or just get released), how many of them become world class?

I'm not doubting this kids ability, just being cautious as he is only just stepping on to the path, and there is a long way yet for him to go to become a world class player.

Certainly he has the talent to get there, but injury, poor attitude or an inability to turn potential into end product could easily see him fall by the wayside as many others have before him.

By all means be excited, he is an exciting talent after all. But don't expect too much from him until he starts showing what he can do week in week out in the red shirt of Manchester United in the EPL.


8.) 22 Dec 2020 16:36:31
As soon as Ronaldo stepped on that pitch you could see there was something very special indeed. However, he bulked up physically and his mental strength was second to none. That’s what it takes to achieve greatness. There are a lot of things that can derail a player, not least the culture shock, plus a cold wet Manchester night when you are not used to it.

Talent on its own isn’t enough but I look forward to seeing him.


9.) 22 Dec 2020 16:50:05
Spot on Red Man.


10.) 22 Dec 2020 16:50:23
Shappy do you get invited to many parties? Let the man be excited lol.


11.) 22 Dec 2020 18:57:42
lol coalan :)
And yes absolutely agree Shapps and RedMan.


12.) 22 Dec 2020 19:56:56
Caolan, not so many this year for some reason🤔.

I didn't say don't get excited, just don't expect him to waltz into the team in January and make a telling impact.


 

 

09 Dec 2020 11:17:50
Disappointed with the handling of Pogba from Ole as well as the club.

Under Sir Alex, would Mino Raiola have spoken about a players desire to leave ahead of the clubs most crucial game of the season?

If so, he would have given a proper response by leaving him to the flight back home and train with the reserves.

The lack of leadership in our club is shocking.
NO PLAYER IS BIGGER THAN THE CLUB. I hoped the club would make an example of such intolerant behavior.

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1.) 09 Dec 2020 11:45:31
I was a little perplexed by his handling of the situation. Fair enough, drop him and send out a message, but why on earth would you bring him off the bench and allow him to turn the game? Pogba’s stock rose last night and I’m not sure what message Ole sent out.


2.) 09 Dec 2020 12:42:45
He should go on now somewhere else with his greedy agent. Should never be left on a pitch wearing a united Jersey. Denis irwin said if he was around in his time the players would have kicked him around the traning ground.
He was bought in as a big player. At the time probably the next after Ronaldo and Messi and his agent got a nice payout. He should be ashamed the way himself and his agent are going on.
Give me time on the ball till I do a trick. A bicycle kick in his own box last week. Last night he lost the ball for the 3rd goal right in front of the box and just stood there.
Good luck Paul. I've never in my lifetime being more disappointed with a united player.


3.) 09 Dec 2020 12:43:19
Why do people assume he was dropped to the bench? That is his regular starting place at the moment, no?


4.) 09 Dec 2020 12:55:24
Did he not start Saturday?


5.) 09 Dec 2020 13:06:22
Perhaps due to his commercial value to the club, OGS has no choice to include in the squad if he is fit. Who knows what pressure is being exerted on him to pick Pogba?

If it is purely down to OGS, then he is just a poor manager.


6.) 10 Dec 2020 03:01:50
TRD that's easier to say than done. I don't think flying him back was the best thing to do. I disagree with such methods. But if you want to do this, then do it at the start (of his Manchested United career) to respect and fear you. I mean make sure from the start that you will not stand such behaviour. Now his days are gone, he will be at our club for a few days so the best way is a polite response to his manager (as Ole did), sell him in the first chance and move on. I think Oles responce to Raiola was fantastic.


 

 

 

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19 Dec 2020 19:32:12
Shapps, I think it's too early to judge Gabriel based on just a third of the season.

Dan James looked a world beater in the early stages of last season :)

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15 Dec 2020 11:41:07
Some of Ole's decisions this season have been questionable.
No matter how many mistakes Maguire and Lindelof make, Tuanzebe is still not getting enough games to cement his place.

He even bigged up Mengi saying he is similar to De Ligt as he can get into our side at a young age. But again, he is not getting chances.

VDB has to play over McT and Pogba. Reasons are obvious.

Ole also stressed on having 5 subs in EPL, yet he used only 1 sub against City in the derby.

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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.

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18 Jan 2021 12:51:29
Shapps I feel the team setup was the problem.
This was a chance to make a statement.
Liverpool's forwards are on a dry run and they literally don't have Centre Backs.

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18 Jan 2021 11:13:02
Usually a point against Liverpool is a good result.
But yesterday imo was an opportunity missed by us.
Liverpool don't have VVD, the best CB on the planet. They also don't have their 2nd and 3rd choice CB's.

Unfortunately we didn't exploit their weakness.
Whenever we had a go at their defence, we created more clear cut chances.

Anyways it is a positive sign to see us aiming for higher standards .

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13 Jan 2021 11:53:52
We are grinding out win after win. These types of games where ones we used to drop points last year.
Long may it continue.

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13 Jan 2021 11:44:15
Maguire's goal should have absolutely stood. Don't understand what was wrong with it.

We are at the top despite our forwards not at their best which is a very good sign.
I think it is just a matter of time they start firing.

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