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09 Dec 2019 18:39:19
Someone on suggested that we sell Pogba to real Madrid for some money and ask for Martin odegaard in return.

Would you be open to that?
Odegaard is Norwegian and from what I've heard he's been carrying sociedad team.

I'm tired of Pogba
either being injured, posting useless posts saying they'll come back stronger, misplace 100s of passes, or his agent dropping stories of him leaving.

He hasn't worked out for quite a few years now, and maybe he is more suited to a league like Madrid and probably more happy with more money, better city and a paparazzi club.

I would love to take odegaard of Madrid's hands.

Ideally if we sign replacements and let Pogba, Matic, Mata, Jones, Rojo and Sanchez out and get 3-4 quality players with Smalling back in the squad it would help us a lot in terms of getting all the overpaid/ average lot out.

I would still keep Ashley young for 1 more season as he has a better fitness record than all of our fullbacks.
Plus he seems like a good professional who might have 1 last season left in him for 7-8 games in Europa league.
Shaw will stay because he's British.
Laird, Dalot more involved.


{Ed002's Note - No that is not the plan.}

1.) 09 Dec 2019 19:23:42
To be honest I think Odegaard is why Madrid are backing away from Pogba. They have done good young talent at Madrid, a few out on loan. Maybe it'll end in tears because its Madrid but they do have some seriously good prospects.

2.) 09 Dec 2019 19:39:19
but does odegaard get shirt sales?

3.) 09 Dec 2019 19:23:17
Thanks Ed. could you tell us what's planned then? Appreciate as always.

4.) 09 Dec 2019 23:18:34
The plan is for them to offer us cash plus players bbs

The ed did a post not long ago

Off the top off my head it was kroos bale james isco.

Cant remember who else.

5.) 09 Dec 2019 23:30:13
Ed002 as i was reading down the OP
i was wondering)
1 if you would reply
2 how short the reply would be
3 would i laugh
2 outta 3 ain't bad.
On a serious note i think you have said there will be a bid from juve with players plus fee.
Do you think madrid will also bid in jan.
And do you know if united hold an interest in any of the players that may possibly be offered by either club?

{Ed002's Note - I have no idea what you are talking about. If you have a question, plain English works best.}

6.) 10 Dec 2019 09:43:35
I would personally steer clear of player like Odegaard, he has found his level at Sociedad, very similar to Zaha playing for Crystal Palace and doing just fine.

Pogba is a luxury that we cannot afford now, but saying he is all negative is a bit harsh. Without him we still lack any creativity in midfield which is evident when we play teams that sit back and defend, nobody knows if he really a bad influence in the dressing room or its just bad press majority of the time.

As for his injuries, it happens to all the players, what will you call Martial then?

{Ed047's Note - the problem with Pogba is he rarely shows up, maybe like Odegaard his true level is Italy or Spain and the Premier League is just too much for him.

You need a midfielder who turns up every game and given the opportunity I’d swap him out for any of City’s midfielders and most of Liverpool’s.

He really is a waste of a shirt for you guys. What will you honestly miss about him when he’s gone. He hung of better players coat tails in winning in Italy and for France.

7.) 10 Dec 2019 10:11:31
He is decent whenever he plays, inconsistent but he is the best creative midfielder we have. let's see how he does not when we have our fully functioning front 3.
13 goals 9 assists last season for a midfielder is just too good, dare someone says most of them were penalties as for UTD players even taking penalties is a huge task.
Also unless we have a very good replacement lined up i don't think we should get rid of him.

8.) 10 Dec 2019 10:48:20
becks you must see something i dont. i just see a half arsed player who thinks he is better than he is.

9.) 10 Dec 2019 11:37:30
That half arsed guy has been more creative than any other full arsed player tbh. But again if we get a quality replacement i am fine with him leaving. Madison being the first choice.

10.) 10 Dec 2019 14:05:07
Pretty sure half of pogba goals for us have been penalties last season.

11.) 10 Dec 2019 15:43:22
This is what happens when you skip a few posts.

12.) 10 Dec 2019 22:03:51
Red whiskey😂😂 quality.

13.) 12 Dec 2019 18:51:08
Odegaard hasn't been good since FM15.



11 Apr 2017 08:41:04
We've let a lot of decent players leave and replaced with lesser quality players. I think Zaha is a brilliant dribbler, a typical SAF winger, but is his crossing upto the mark?
Does he want to move again to United and play under Jose who doesn't play youth very much.
I think he'll leave for Spurs, Liverpool, City than us.


1.) 11 Apr 2017 10:31:59
MOTD Fever, Rohan? Your first line reads "decent players leave and replaced with lesse quality" and then you add on to say Zaha. Is he really United standard? Here we are, talking of players like Sanchez/ Griezmann/ Belotti etc. Why would you want Zaha anywhere near the team?

2.) 11 Apr 2017 11:19:41
Yh zaha very inconsistent on his day he's unbelievable but nowhere near good enough.

3.) 11 Apr 2017 22:28:08
Zaha? Really? I'm speechless.

{Ed025's Note - i think hes talented eric, i know it never worked out for him at united but feel that was more to do with walloping moyes,s daughter than football ability mate.. :)

4.) 12 Apr 2017 12:24:11
I'm not saying per say we should sign him.

5.) 12 Apr 2017 23:28:27
Ha - good point Ed. There was always that rumour flying around.



17 Mar 2017 16:01:32
Youri Tielemans to play at OT.
Yes. Anderlecht vs United in the Europa league.
Ronnie must be the most pleased of all and finally we all posters get to see what the deal is about that guy.
PS Herrera in his post match said that Pogba wasn't that badly injured.




14 Mar 2017 17:34:06
Looking at the last 16 and the possible 8, when we qualify for the quarter finals in the Europa league.
There aren't any clubs that strike fear and looks as favourites.
The only sides I see as threatening are Celta da Vigo, Lyon and Roma.
Celts because they have been terrific in cup competitions and knock Madrid out in 2 legs.

One of Lyon and Roma will progress and both of them are free scorers.
Nobody apart from that. I fancy us beating Besiktas, Anderlecht etc.
Personally I'd love a tie against Anderlecht and see wtf is Youri Tielemans about if we progress.


1.) 15 Mar 2017 08:10:32
When? I wouldn't back us to beat anybody at the moment. I think "if" was the word you were looking for.

2.) 16 Mar 2017 22:23:16
I want Lyon or Schalke get them out of the way. I do not fear anyone in this competition. You have to beat the best to win!



12 Mar 2017 12:59:37
I'm not sure, but newspapers reporting Lingard had 1 year to run down on his current contract.
Do you guys rate him, does he deserve to be paid and be part of the first team?
I disagree, and would want to sell him to anyone who pays well. He scores at Wembley, and he helps the team, but is nowhere near the quality we need. He misses sitters, and I personally hate his social media stuff. He's just a poor Ji-Sung Park in my book.


1.) 12 Mar 2017 13:15:53
He's a squad player who lacks consistency. Some games he makes an impact; others he drifts along.
I'd offer him s new contract as he can play on both wings and in the number 10 position. Mourinho may yet work his magic with him.

2.) 12 Mar 2017 13:39:24
Spent this season hoping he would have an impact but it hasn't happened. Not sure about him on the wings as he always comes inside and we are left without any width.

I thought his best position was as a 10. But he played there for England once and his performance got ripped to shreds by whoever was the pundit that day. Also, we have loads of players that can play as a 10. Still not sure whether he will ever establish himself as a 1st team regular.

3.) 12 Mar 2017 14:05:39
Jesse Lingard is a Red, born and raised and is living the dream of any fan. One of our own.

A number of fans a quick to criticize him and i believe it is because we didn't spend £30m on him and he isn't a foreign FM wonderkid.

How many people on here where creaming themselves over Depay and then saying he needs more chances. Same for Martial.

He could be inconsistent because he only plays 1 in 4 games. But remember he is only getting a game because Martial, Mhiki, Mata or Rooney haven't been doing it. So you should direct the criticism in their direction.

He is an impact player and squad player. Sometimes he makes and impact sometimes he doesn't. But he has won.

There are players to go before Jesse and he will be needed next season.

He deserves a £70k a week contract with fees and bonus he'd touch 100k. He didn't cost anything and this isn't FIFA.

Also how many would take Welbeck back? I personally would and at the time was happy when we sold him. Live and learn.

4.) 12 Mar 2017 14:35:59
He's rubbish. OK he scored the winner in the League Cup Final but apart from that he's dreadful. Oh yeah there was the winner in the Community Shield but other than that, nothing. Apart from the winning goal in the FA Cup Final. But other than those winning goals that secured us trophies he's just a poor man's Ralph Milne.

5.) 12 Mar 2017 19:47:49

6.) 12 Mar 2017 20:02:13
"I personally hate his social media stuff. "
The way I think which you could get over this is by not following his social media?

I would keep him as squad player 100%.

7.) 12 Mar 2017 20:13:49
Jesse should 100% stay, he gets more game time than Rooney and has probably been more influencial over the course of the season.

He's home grown and red to the core, why the hell would we sell one of our own, especially one who offers so much?

Football is a squad game, and he is a vital member of our squad. Why do you think Arsenal and Spurs are supposedly interested in him?

8.) 12 Mar 2017 20:43:33
No way should be be sold. Good versatile squad player. English, home grown and well worth his place in a 25 mam squad imo.

9.) 12 Mar 2017 21:22:58
AJH 😂😂.

10.) 12 Mar 2017 23:04:20
With Ken on this one, a good squad rotation player, only way I sell him if we get a ridiculous offer that's too go to refuse.

11.) 13 Mar 2017 00:28:56
Not good enough in my opinion. Sell him!

12.) 13 Mar 2017 17:22:30
Aside from score a goal, can anyone remember anything else he has done this season?

13.) 13 Mar 2017 18:27:12
What did th rain mans ever do for us? How about his first time cross on the run Beast? Can you remember anything Pogba has done this season?

14.) 13 Mar 2017 18:32:04
That should be Romans, obvs.

15.) 14 Mar 2017 01:21:05
Good squad player imo. Bred red, but so was welbeck.
The only way i would sell him is if we going to buy big in summer. We still have andreas prerira coming back too. he's bred red but we shouldn't make this too big a factor. Kid got eye for goal. A no10 in my eyes. Not quick enough for the wings. i'm a huge andreas fan, and believe he has great potential. Jus don't know how much game time him and lingard can get if they both stay.




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03 Nov 2020 06:43:44
I think we complicate things when it comes to managers but it's really supposed to be very simple.

If you can't win games at home, and you cannot manage a league game after a champions league then very simply you are not good for the job.

I predict a very tight win if any against the Turkish side, as I expect them to sit back and let us try to break them.

Ole might have done a few good things, but this is as far as he can take us, top 4 and you will never win a title under Ole.

Ole is going to keep playing Pogba over van de Beek again and again.

He kept playing Pereira and Lingard last season even though they didn't offer much when instead an angel Gomes or Mata would have been a much better shout.

I'd say Bruno is much worse than he was in January, I hear players are improving under Ole, not many are.

Last few games I've seen rashford has been very threating coming from right side, move him to RW and I would honestly consider putting Telles as LW or maybe martial and play Cavani uptop.


1.) 03 Nov 2020 06:58:33

I think Bruno doesn’t believe what Ole is doing. I said on here that he looked bemused when moved out to the right a couple of weeks ago and I don’t think he looks as engaged as before. You could say it’s unprofessional, but if you don’t believe what is being asked he is a human being. To be honest I looked at the whole team on Sunday and none of them looked like they really truly believed in the system they were being asked to play.

2.) 03 Nov 2020 13:45:05
That or maybe the birth of his second child has impacted his sleep and living arrangements at home and he is more distracted by off field issues at the moment. Maybe his mother-in-law has come to stay with them and he can't stand her.

Psychoanalysing a players actions on the pitch and coming to the conclusion that suits your opinion is just confirmation bias. You are seeing what you want to see.

3.) 03 Nov 2020 14:43:54
Players to perform at their best they need a clear platform and clear plan. Ofcourse players around them who are on the same book. Bruno is good for us but not great in the last months. But with his national team in two matches i saw him play he was great. He can't be great in our defensive set up playing next to Fred and Mactominay.



30 Oct 2020 07:11:38
Does anyone here see AWB moving to centre-back in the future.
He is a little short, but not short.
He his very good at defending, and I think we should let him focus on that than trying to hone his attacking game which is not natural to him.
Him and Maguire would be an excellent partnership. Or maybe him and Tuanzebe.

Not this year but I do see Dalot coming back and really making a claim for RB and Brandon along with him being backup.

I think Sergio Ramos started RB and moved to centre, although he's not in the same category. Did carragher also move in thr centre I'm not so sure I was younger when he started playing.

Whenever the next cup game arrives I'll be very interested in pushing AWB as a CB and see how he plays there.


1.) 30 Oct 2020 08:09:58
A Lot about Wan-Bissaka in his game is his tackling, mainly last ditch slide tackling.
I feel it would be a calamity for a CB to do that many slide tackles in the penalty area.

Reading of the game and positioning has to be the fundamental skill for a CB.

2.) 30 Oct 2020 08:13:40
Him and Maguire would be disaster as i do think both lack position awareness and Bissaka is poor on the ball.

3.) 30 Oct 2020 08:18:25

I saw a Scouse poster on here months ago suggesting it and I posted several times that it was not a bad idea at all. If we played 3 at the back it gave us the opportunity to play a right wing back who can cross a ball. Then we got rid of Dalot, a mistake in my eyes.

4.) 30 Oct 2020 08:37:19
in a 3 wan bissaka would work. I can see him do that for England with trent as the wingback and for United with Brnadon or Dalot as wingbacks as it suits their game better. However, he will need to become postionally better to do so.

To be honest, i think his attacking game has improved over the last 2 months - he tried different things against RBL and looked OK, which is much better than he has looked in previous attacking positions. I wouldn't change his development path right now and wait to see how it pans out over the year.

5.) 30 Oct 2020 09:12:02
In a back 3, like Shaw, I think AWB would work well, but not in a back 2, for much the reasons TRD has stated.

AWB is limited offensively, but that doesn't have to be a problem. With a LB who is the total opposite (ie excellent offensively but not great defensively) and inverted left wingers like Rashford who want to cut inside, we can play a 4231 formation but when we are on the offensive, the 2 cb's and AWB can effectively shift into a back 3 while Telles overlaps down the left and Rashford can either go inside or stay wide to create overloads wherever looks more promising. The issue then is who plays at RW.

In some ways, someone like a younger Antonio Valencia would be perfect, someone who is going to stay wide and keep it simple, bomb down the flank and whip a cross in.

Alternatively, someone like Mata as a wide playmaker could work. Would give plenty of good balls in from the flank and let us work another creative mind into the team alongside Bruno and possibly Pogba/ DVB, but it means giving up some of our counter-attacking pace, and we'll already be losing some pace whenever we play Cavani up top.

Greenwood might be a good compromise, as he has enough pace to maintain the counter-attacking threat, and he can stay wide and put crosses in or come inside to score, where the sheer quality of his finishing is enough to make up for the reduced creativity compared to having a Mata-type playmaker.

6.) 30 Oct 2020 09:13:39
Sign a quality young right back for 50m and then use to him to fit a hole at centre back in a position he has never played before.

Yep that sounds like manchester united for the past several years lol.

I get the disappointment with awb attacking ability, its pretty clear it doesn't come naturally to him but he needs time and patience to develop and putting him at cb makes no sense to me. A large part of this is fuelled by trent alexanders arnolds form at liverpool which has been incredible but he is a generational talent, some of his passing range is remarkable for a full back and is not a fair yardstick for AWB.

The bigger worry for me with awb is his back post defending from crosses, he switches off quite easily and loses his man which is not going to help at centre back.

7.) 30 Oct 2020 09:32:33
AWB is a supreme 1 Vs 1 tackler, yet defensively his positioning is suspect, and he is poor in the air. I think he would struggle at centre back.

AWB has played two seasons of senior football at RB and around 18 months at under 23 level.

While he has spent 6-7 years training as a forward at youth level.

If he is to reach his potential he needs to stop being shunted about and played in a position and trained and developed in that role.

He should play at RB or RWB as both roles are very similar. He needs to work on BOTH his final third output AND his defensive positioning and reading of the game. That isn't a problem, he is a young player bought mostly for his potential, but with enough about him to be first choice while he develops.

8.) 30 Oct 2020 09:43:33
AWB - Tuanzebe - Shaw

I'd go for this, loads of pace.

9.) 30 Oct 2020 10:39:37
I think Wan Bissaka uses the touchline well in his tackling, getting side on and showing them down the outside.

If he were to play CB he wouldn't be able to do that, and I don't think he's as good a tackler when more square with space behind him.

10.) 30 Oct 2020 10:42:24
He’s the best defensive right back in the world. He’s a throwback. A lot of people expect so much more from full backs in a pure attacking sense because of what players like trent are doing. That’s fair, but for me I’d leave awb exactly where he is. He’s world class at what he does and what I think he really needs is a winger in front of him who is top quality as they won’t need to worry to much about getting back to defend consistently. Also how many times does he get the ball with no one in front of him, that’s going to make him look even worse.

11.) 30 Oct 2020 11:51:56
Exactly, Caolan. We've moaned for years on here about different managers putting square pegs in round holes. We then get a top class right back, and already we're talking about moving him.

12.) 30 Oct 2020 12:03:18
Don’t we have enough centre backs to play. centre back. He’s a brilliant RB. Why are we trying to change him?

{Ed025's Note - i agree eric, why try and fix something that isn,t broken mate?..

13.) 30 Oct 2020 14:08:47

Not trying to change him but would it harm to experiment at some point? Won’t know if we don’t try. Maybe preseason next season or in a cup tie against lower opposition.

14.) 30 Oct 2020 14:18:33
So he's short, but not short short?

15.) 30 Oct 2020 14:17:48
I actually asked Ed001 last season a similar question, and he answered that it will not suit AWB or the team at all. He gave quite a few sensible reasons to justify why not. I am tryipn to find that reply to copy it here.

16.) 30 Oct 2020 13:26:21
In a word no.

17.) 30 Oct 2020 15:32:51
AWB works well as a RB defensively and is improving going forward. When we play back 3 his defense first nature will allow for Shaw to take the LCB position and Telles to be more attack minded with everyone shifting left slightly.
AWB could work as the RCB in the back 3 but would need to have a strong leader in the middle.
We need to push Tuanzebe more and not stunt him by playing AWB in his position.

18.) 30 Oct 2020 18:07:22
I echo that Brad, I'd be a little upset if we played AWB at CB or RCB ahead of Tuanzebe.

19.) 30 Oct 2020 22:05:01
I think sometimes we expect too much of youngsters, most footballers peak in the mid to late 20's, possibly into their early 30's. I think AWB is excellent for his age and if he continues to develop is going to be a hell of a player.

In some ways I think this is a problem in our squad and in some ways is responsible for some of our troubles. Signings like Telles, Cavani and Bruno I hope will aid the youngsters development.



24 Oct 2020 22:28:24
We have had 3 games within a week.
Most of the players have more than 270 mins.

De Gea, Shaw, Lindelof, AWB, McTom, Fred, Bruno, Rashford.

This has happened before and this will happen again, injuries will come soon. Ole keeps on playing players again and again and again until they are run to death.

Ole should have refreshed a player or 2, maybe 3 today, it is impractical to keep playing the same players on and on and on.

If other players started the game might have had more pace and quickness.

Basically, I feel Ole needs to grow a pair.

Would we have been much worse with Matic starting instead of the McTom or free?
Given how much Bruno has played, would van de Beek have been such a bad shout? Van De Beek has excellent work rate unlike Pogba and has played well whenever he came on.

Shaw is the most injured player, could brandon have played there against an inverted RW in Havertz.

It'd be nice to play Dean Henderson a game or two after arsenal.

Ole has to show some level of confidence in his players and I seriously think he has a pretty decent squad, with the subs almost as good as the first teamers.

He has 2 LBs: Shaw and Telles
And Fosu and Brandon who can play both sides and are definitely good 2nd and 3rd choice.

He has a pick of 3 CBs in Tuanzebe, Maguire, Lindelof. He had Bailly before he got injured. Mengi and Rojo in reserve. It's a bit lightweight but fosu, Shaw have shown they can slot in a back 3 when needed for the easy ties.

He has 3 defensive minded and 3 offensive minded midfielders. 6 players for 3 berths.

And he has a forward line of Martial, Rashford, Greenwood, Cavani, Mata, James, Lingard and Ighalo. That means 4 top quality, 1 good (mata), 2-3 avg or just okay players.

Still think we are a CB and a RW short, but this squad has capable players on the bench that should in the worst give us a really solid first 18.

I think arsenal have a much worse squad than us and they look better.


1.) 25 Oct 2020 10:17:39
We’ve played 5 games in the league. If they’re tired now, they don’t deserve to be athletes.



06 Oct 2020 18:26:06
Ezequiel Garay on free?


1.) 06 Oct 2020 19:10:37
Are you fishing?



04 Oct 2020 19:05:18
I think Bruno 100% had a falling out with either Maguire or the team.
No way he needs to be substituted.
Maybe he went and blasted the team for the rubbish show and Ole substituted him and he didn't come on.
Ole is a weak man. Pogba should be coming off, Matic should be made CB and Maguire should be coming off. AWB: He looks like Valencia when his legs were gone, so so bad, makes Ashley Young look a world beater.

People will slate martial, but so many bad performances all over the pitch.

Pogba, Maguire, AWB all were a disgrace to the jersey.

Shaw was bad, out of position but I don't think Maguire helps him.

Enough is enough, the staff needs to let go because the players won't and Woody won't.

Get a new manager bounce whatever, I don't really care. Ole needs to go, he should be making it a back 5 and do damage limitation. Idiotic.


1.) 04 Oct 2020 19:21:22
Perhaps he subbed players at half time because he saw no coming back from that result with a player less on the pitch?

2.) 04 Oct 2020 19:23:35
I agree completely I couldn’t believe Bruno was taken off, mind you I couldn’t believe a lot of what happened today😁.




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02 Sep 2020 04:16:06
If we are letting Fred go and basically replacing him with Donny van de Beek we are looking to move forward. Fred and McTom are both squad players. We can have either one of them, and I expect James Garner to step up in a season or 2.




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27 Jul 2020 08:33:14
I'd make a move for Declan Rice.




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01 Feb 2020 16:18:58
let's play exactly my thoughts.
There seems to be a shift in transfer strategy.
We are looking for hungrier and these 2 100% want to play for United.
One is potentially world class.
And the other is a seasoned striker on loan.
Could well be the difference for top 4 finish.




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01 Jan 2020 15:32:33
I think we have had enough of Jones, Smalling and rojo as united fans.
Smalling is the best of the lot, but we needed a change and if he moves to Roma he plays in an easier league and we get some money for a 30 year old.




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20 Dec 2019 17:13:35
sneijder to us is back on.





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24 Nov 2020 16:04:04
Rashford plays better on the right.
He has been doing this cutting inside and passing to the centre in a crowded space far too much, then the ball goes wide right to AWB and nothing comes off it.




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22 Nov 2020 08:37:27
He is definitely having a patch of bad form. Maybe benching him would be best and play Cavani instead of him.




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03 Nov 2020 09:58:09
Surely he does, Martial has been excellent for a while now, he brings others in to play, he might miss some simple chances but more often than not later he scores a worldie after he misses one.




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01 Nov 2020 17:32:15
Pogba's the virus, McTominays the antivirus.




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01 Nov 2020 17:32:03
Some would say he's.