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18 Dec 2017 15:58:01
This is getting tiresome. we are second to a record breaking side at the moment. We are not dreadful. We are actually very very good. we have the second most goals in the league and the best defense in the league. We are on track to finish 4 places higher up the league than we did last year with a much better GD. We are also in a superior European competition and progressing well.

There are so many people on here that sound bitter. We as United fans are spoiled rotten and it shows. Yes it hurts that it's City of all people that are dominating at the moment but quit comparing us to them and look at what we have achieved since LVG was pushed.

The improvement is there for people to see, they are just choosing not to.


1.) 18 Dec 2017 18:46:05
12 days I agree with u 12 times over.

2.) 18 Dec 2017 19:39:00
I think you are comparing the wrong things and using the wrong benchmarks.

What you are saying in a nutshell is because a guy beat up 10 people last weekend, and this weekend he only beat up 5 people he is becoming a better citizen, so quit complaining. There is no denying he is behaving better of course, but is it good enough compared to the guy that beats nobody up (City)?

We need to compare ourselves against City at the minute, both in terms of points on the board and the manner of obtaining those points. We are a hard watch, grinding out wins, shutting up shop against any half decent side we play against and I can't see how much more improvement is available if we continue to go down this path - it's the same performance virtually every single week (horrible to watch) . Yes we will pick up the occasional fortunate win against decent opposition (Arsenal, to a lesser extent Spurs), but on the whole our focus is on not getting beat, our focus prior to the LVG/ Moyes debacle was "go and beat" whoever we play for the most part.

So yes we are doing better on paper, but I think we are using clever accounting techniques and we are the footballing equivalent of Enron at the minute. The manager doesn't seem committed, players don't seem on-board, hard to deny we are playing long ball more than we should, slow football when we don't resort to hoofing it, it's a slippery slope that requires £150m+ every summer just to keep it going it seems. Most of us would agree we need 4-5 world class signings to compete with City still, how much will that cost and would they want to play for a team that plays our way? Then can Jose's negative tactics compete with Pep's tactics if we do get his ideal players, (not to mention our European rivals)? If Pep was managing us and Jose was managing City, I genuinely think the Utd would be top of the league, it is a massive factor unfortunately and I think it's too easily overlooked - not sure what the answer is but Jose is not going to overturn City going down the path he is taking in my opinion.

Our main rival has improved more than we have, that is a massive problem for me, because they already has a big head-start.

3.) 18 Dec 2017 19:57:14
I agree with you Beast although I’m probably a bit more optimistic:-) I’m never sure which United is going to turn up these days. The entertaining free flowing fast passing team I love watching or the scared park the bus and hit it long United which is becoming more frequent. I get that there can be off days but since when do united hold on by their finger nails for 3 points against WBA. We should be smashing these teams out of sight, beating them before they’ve even stepped onto the pitch.
Forget this defend in numbers. Leave the top 3 up front and get a playmaker in who can get the ball to them quickly.

{Ed025's Note - im with you mate..

4.) 19 Dec 2017 02:59:31
I think it would be fair to compare us vs city if you extrapolated our matches with pogba to a full healthy/ non suspended season. He’s shown how much our team is centered on his unique skill set with how much more we win and how many more goals a game we score when he’s playing. Feel free to do the math but I’m pretty sure we’d be right behind city, and definitely would have had a better chance in the derby. What gives me hope despite frustrations is that if we can keep pogba on the field we are much closer to city if not equal in terms of quality and results. It’s been during pogba-less stretches that we’ve fallen behind.

5.) 19 Dec 2017 09:00:42
I think (hope) unitedred, that that is exactly what we are building towards. (We hung on for our lives in more than a few Fergie era games though against 'small' teams. )

6.) 19 Dec 2017 12:06:00
beast will have u believe that during SAF days, teams would poop themselves before playing us, but nostalgia can be tricky coz from a realistic vantage point it was nothing like that.

Also, I'm not sure if pep would've beaten Jose had the roles been reversed.

If u haven't seen improvement in the team in the past two odd years then we'll always be at loggerheads.

7.) 19 Dec 2017 15:03:30
I agree KG. Pogba has only played in 8 PL games. 7 wins and a draw. 24 goals for and 6 goals against and we have scored 4 goals in 4 off those games.

8.) 19 Dec 2017 16:04:32
I think KG hit the nail on the head there, 100% agree with that.



22 Sep 2017 17:30:31
Do any of the Eds know the situation with Fellaini's contract? Is he likely to sign or is this going to be his last season for us.

He has changed a lot of opinions through sheer hard work and his form at the moment and for much of last season has been very good. He is limited yes but tries his hardest every week and we cannot ask for more from him.

Personally I'd like him to sign on again.


{Ed002's Note - nothing is resolved.}

1.) 23 Sep 2017 18:11:59
Thank you.



08 Jun 2017 08:20:34
Costa speaking in the press today, "Antonio Conte has told me by message that I do not follow at Chelsea and that's it. Conte said he did not count on me for next season.

"It's a shame, I've already forwarded the message to Chelsea people to decide. But it is clear that the coach does not count on me and does not want me there. You have to find a team. "

If this is the case Eds would we have any interest? Or am I just particularly poor at maths?


{Ed004's Note - I highly doubt we have shown an interest and I wouldn't want him here}

1.) 08 Jun 2017 08:48:51
He doesn't want to stay in England.

2.) 08 Jun 2017 09:13:58
Was he not one of the players that fell out with Jose the other year.

3.) 08 Jun 2017 09:55:19
Imagine the flak Jose would be getting for allegedly texting a player and saying "I don't need you you are out " doesn't seem a decent way to treat a player who has helped win you a PL in your first season . horrible knb that he is.



18 Aug 2015 11:50:33
Balague is claiming that Pedro to us will be finalised this week.


1.) 18 Aug 2015 13:50:07
That that deal dead then ha.

2.) 18 Aug 2015 16:27:51
Balague is not very reliable when it comes to transfer rumours, although Pedro is definitely on our Radar and should be wrapped up sooner rather than later.




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15 Jan 2018 21:01:39
SSN , City have pulled out officially. Is this really happening?


1.) 15 Jan 2018 21:45:34
Unless Conte has something to say on this.

2.) 16 Jan 2018 07:40:29
The allure of London huh?



14 Jan 2018 11:36:42
Am I the only one who is starting to think that the Sanchez transfer is starting to feel a little like the the EVO one. I never thought we'd get that over the line but there is more and more noise just like there was then that it is quite likely.

He has been left out of the squad today so either way this could end soon.

Eds if we do get him would that suggest that we would not need to move for Bale or would Ed Wooodwoodwoodwood still was his broken plaything?



{Ed002's Note - If Sanchez were to join it would very likely remove the possibility of Bale.}

1.) 14 Jan 2018 12:47:46
Wengers comments muddied the water just then, saying Sanchez is being vague and he doesn’t know which way it will go.

2.) 14 Jan 2018 14:00:24
Sorry should have read rvp.

3.) 14 Jan 2018 14:00:54
As always thanks ed.

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}

4.) 14 Jan 2018 19:21:41
The fact that we won't target bale should be enough reason to sign Alexis.

Also am I banned or something? Why do some of my posts not show up.

{Ed033's Note - You try to troll the Liverpool rumours site. If you want to post on there, please be civil.



31 Dec 2017 12:47:42
Watching the City game and TFM is looking quite the player at right back. I think most see him as a centre back in the future but could he be the replacement for Valencia next season or is Jose likely to keep faith with him?


1.) 31 Dec 2017 12:58:00
Having a good game.

2.) 31 Dec 2017 13:03:21
We can say by summer we will see new full backs. either now or summer. TMF will be used as squad rotation player at max.



10 Dec 2017 18:56:48
Before the doom mongers get on here, I wanted to say a few things.

Man City were always going to have more of the ball today as they will against pretty much any team in football at the moment. However, despite that, they didn't really create a whole lot from open play today. De Gea made a couple of good saves but nothing that he wouldn't routinely do.

We also didn't create much and still could have come away with a draw but for a wonder double save.

Both goals we conceded were poor set piece goals which is not acceptable.

City were better and deserved the win I think, but Jose set up in a way we knew he would and but for two pieces of awful defending from Lukaku we could have nicked this.

SHORT VERSION: It's not all that bad but City are a bit good.


1.) 10 Dec 2017 19:13:32
Get real 12 days. We were truly woeful. i'm sorry to say we will never win the league again with Mourinho in charge. If anybody actually thinks lukaku is fit to wear the red shirt is deluded, I’d rather have Gary birtles upfront than that useless lump.

2.) 10 Dec 2017 19:17:40
25% possession at home is pathetic whichever way you want to cover it up. You need the ball to score. So unless we can improve on our possession, we're not going to win anything.

3.) 10 Dec 2017 19:19:41
Doom monger here.

We did limit the chances City had because we put 99.9% of our focus on doing that. They still had several more chances as well, granted Lukaku missed a sitter, but our goal came out of nowhere. There keeper literally could have been on a deck chair all game (Lukaku would still have hit his face) .

Every Utd fan worth their salt wanted us to take the game to City today, make them defend. When we did attack they looked harried and clumsy but that was only a couple of times. Lost count how many times the ball drifted over of off Lukaku's head back into City's possession.

I'd rather have gone down trying to beat them, than keeping the score close and still getting beat. Walker got booked after a few minutes, how many times did we overlap or apply pressure on him? It was just poor, park the bus and hope for a bit of luck. Well we got that luck with the first goal, but we got exactly what we deserved the other end, because no team with our pedigree should play at home against their rivals with the chief focus not to get beat. We needed 3 points more than they did today, nothings ever going to change whilst we have Jose's negative tactics and teams exist like City that play to win and entertain at the same time.

We shouldn't rely on luck.



10 Sep 2017 12:03:10
I suspect (and hope) that Shaw will play on Tuesday. I think Jose sees Shaw as first choice this year barring injury. Played cb the other day - Jose perhaps trying to bring more defensive solidity to his game.


1.) 10 Sep 2017 19:25:45
There's no way Shaw's first start is a Champion's League game, he will be eased back in.

2.) 10 Sep 2017 19:29:42
I think The league cup game the following week. He might get another 90 mins before that. He has hardly played for 2 years he needs a lot of time to build his fittness and strength. I think in order to give him the best chance is not to rush him back. I think that he is being handled well. i'd say it will be another month at least before he will begin to push for a regular starting place.




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18 Jan 2018 13:54:07
Nicely done Ed - Google backs you up.


{Ed001's Note - well of course it does, what do you think Google is? ;-)



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18 Jan 2018 07:39:06
Aaahhh Wesley sneijder. I was really excited about is getting him. Where is he now, still in Turkey?


{Ed001's Note - didn't he just move to Qatar?}



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16 Jan 2018 17:15:59
It's being reported now it would be a straight player swap.




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10 Jan 2018 15:26:53
I've seen it reported that the fee is closer to 35mil, don't know if that's in Euros or pounds though. Would seem a little closer to his value in this market.

If we're getting a player from PSG, I'd much prefer Draxler mind.




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07 Jan 2018 00:53:12
I quite like Moura, capable of the totally unexpected.





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18 Jan 2018 15:23:57
If you have the time and inclination Ed who are the others, or should I just wait for the next Sharkopod?


{Ed002's Note - Or read the posts.}



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18 Jan 2018 15:26:40
No worries Shan, you just got me very excited for a moment. Many moons ago before I had discovered this site I had a friend who worked for a private health company who used to be involved in our medicals. I remember being similarly excited when he told me that a certain R Ferdinand's name had appeared on the database a good two to three days before anything was announced.




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18 Jan 2018 13:57:41
I've just been on Adidas online and you can still get Micki on the shirt but no option for Sanchez unless you create your own, in which case you can also buy Hermida 7.




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18 Jan 2018 13:55:38
Do you have a link?




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18 Jan 2018 12:19:19
They need so much work doing to get back to where they were. A new keeper, pretty much the whole of their defence, a holding midfielder, a striker and some natural width.

We had allowed our squad to stagnate but Wenger has truly let things slide.