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15 Jan 2018 13:52:38
Anybody sick of van gaal's whining. I thought he was supposed to be a clever man but he can't understand why he was sacked. You were sacked because you were absolutely pony end of.

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1.) 15 Jan 2018 14:05:46
He’s so bitter it’s embarrassing 😂. Dinosaur of a manager with the worst style of play a united team has ever played. Not a shot on target till the 60th minute. He should take his money and keep his mouth shut.


2.) 15 Jan 2018 14:12:16
It’s remarkable just how delusional he is. Obviously I’m not privy to what went on behind the scenes but surely he must’ve been aware of the undercurrent of dissatisfaction about the playing style and performances. It is said that he is incredibly stubborn but he really takes it to a whole new level.


3.) 15 Jan 2018 14:35:37
Playing devils advocate here, I suppose it depends on what the board were telling him the expectations were. If he was told he was doing a good job, that he had time to improve things and to carry on and then to be sacked then maybe he has a point. If not then he is dillusional.

Don’t get me wrong, I did not enjoy his style of play or comments. He did seem to be a sandwich short of a picnic and was not sorry to see him go, but if the club did say one thing and then do another, that would not reflect well on the club.


4.) 15 Jan 2018 14:54:18
I understand where your coming from Huggy but this is LVG we are on about here, he deserve's no defence at all, IMO he and his signings were 1 of the biggest mistakes United made, even worse than Moye's.


5.) 15 Jan 2018 16:03:50
Nobody was as bad as Moyes. I still have nightmares about the Fulham game.


6.) 15 Jan 2018 16:04:00
He seems to be very bitter that he was sacked rather than asked to choose his successor. Early in his reign we did actually play some good stuff, there was one game against city where we dominated them and won something like 4-2. But his team regressed into possession obsessed negative no risk nancies and I will not be sorry to see the back him.


7.) 15 Jan 2018 16:14:17
I think we regressed because he was an authoritarian and would lay in to players if they made mistakes. So in the end they stopped taking risks.

Many of us wanted someone who'd give our players a kick up the arse, they did and it didn't work. It's almost like the world and football have moved on from the 80's and you can't get the same reaction out of a modern day player as you would of 30 years ago.

Maybe to succeed in modern day football, with modern day players we need a modern day manager? Just a thought.


8.) 15 Jan 2018 16:16:04
I can understand why he’s not happy, ED002 said there was a plan and strategy (I think he said 3years) he was part way through the plan and the fans turned. Again from memory I think ED002 eluded the fan stuff caused a change in transfer plans and ultimately put a stop to a project. He was obviously close to Ed Woodward, to be this annoyed he openly feels the club betrayed him. To be fair to him as we don’t know what was said to him or promised behind closed doors he might have a point.

For me I can see what he was doing, he was getting a new very young group of players together and trialling some youngsters out. It would of been interesting to know what the plan was.


9.) 15 Jan 2018 16:20:12
didnt like LVG as a manager for obvious reasons but I liked his arrogance, thought he was quite a nice fella. old school. bit nutty but still a little bit of footballs all time great managers even if his best years were behind him.

All this whinging is too much now, doing himself no favours at all . i'm guessing he was stitched up and promises broken. must be nice for his big ego even with a big pay off

But for the football he played he couldn't expect to hold on for much longer than he did.


10.) 15 Jan 2018 16:36:49
Sandwich short of a picnic. 😀.


11.) 15 Jan 2018 16:38:05
People assume he's intelligent, but in actual fact, he's as thick as pig s. t. trust me, I know him and he's thoroughly unpleasant.


12.) 15 Jan 2018 16:56:23
How do you know him AAA?


13.) 15 Jan 2018 19:09:12
He has a villa in Portugal beside NoMid, Park. The man sucked the life out of our club, with his anti-football. Move on.


14.) 15 Jan 2018 20:29:10
Mort as bad as Moye's was I think the team he inherited didn't do him any favours, he lost before he started to be fair. Fergie's transfer policy (or lack of) towards the end left our team with to much work to do.


15.) 16 Jan 2018 01:53:09
What plan and strategy do we expect from LVG's hypothetical 3rd season? Apart from more scattergun approach to transfer and youth policy, I can't really think of any.


 

 

16 Feb 2016 15:43:39
The academy has been a laughing stock for years. I know as I pulled my boy out. The arrogance of the coaches is unbelievable. They still prefer the old saying he's not big enough. To be honest the coaching was shocking, they spent more time playing on their phones and talking amongst themselves. To pull my boy out broke my heart but it had to be done. City are light years ahead with their approach and have been nicking utd's best kids for years now. Every parent at City gets expenses where as at utd only 1 or 2 get it. A massive overhaul is needed and new coaches brought in. Most of the coaches are nothing more than glorified pe teachers.

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1.) 16 Feb 2016 17:02:10
Hi Blackpool Red,

Cheers for the info, it's sounds very unprofessional. It would be great to hear any other people's experiences.


2.) 16 Feb 2016 17:52:45
Not a unique experience at all Blackpool Red. But when you're hiring coaches for as little as £20,000 per year, you're lucky to get PE teacher quality.


3.) 16 Feb 2016 20:02:14
Considering the cost to fix this would be less than one decent sized transfer fee, this sounds crazy. Perhaps pulling out of a £32.5m transfer of an unproven Anderson from Lazio might be re-invested in the academy. Problem solved? Let's be fair, we have still produced some half decent players over the years and I only see one Nigerian youngster in City's first team. I have no wish for our club to be like them and never will.


4.) 16 Feb 2016 21:23:22
The redevelopment of City's academy began in 2010, and they were building from scratch. Since then they've built a massive amount of new state of the art facilities, brought in key figures from Barca's youth setup, offered the highest wages in the country to attract the best coaches, and start developing direct links with hundreds of schools in the greater Manchester area. In the last five years they have invested close to £200m directly in their academy and continue to spend more per year on their academy than any other club in the country.

This isn't some look how great things are at City and how crap we are thing. Simple fact is that City are running their academy in the right way. The trickle of young players is starting, but the next five-ten years will be a better measure of their academy's success. In all honesty, we are embarrassingly behind City in this area.


5.) 16 Feb 2016 22:21:26
Danny

Some would rather close their eyes and ears to it, pretending we are so much better in youth development. The impact of what City have done will take 5 to 10 years to show. Meanwhile our fans trot out a generational message that we shouldn't learn from them, that is basic arrogance and United have got to do a lot of work to catch up, we have years of catching up to do.


 

 

23 Jul 2015 12:29:54
Haven't posted for a while but I got slated last year when I said di Maria would be a flop & we should of gone for Reus.I can't belive we stumped up nearly 60 million for him, ship him out swap even for a loss.Would still rather go for Reus more than pedro

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1.) 23 Jul 2015 13:11:40
My number one target would be Griezmann, then Reus and then Pedro.


2.) 23 Jul 2015 13:18:04
BR. I agree with you on ADM, I thought he was going to be fantastic at United, but his attitude is terrible and United should get rid of him immediately. If PSG are stupid enough to pay £45m for him, then let him go. Rues or Greizman will by my choices ahead of Pedro (assuming we can't get Bale or CR7)


3.) 23 Jul 2015 13:39:19
I agree with people's suggestions for replacements however I would include Kevin De Bruyne in that list. Will give us one up on our noisy neighbours also 😀 win win.


 

 

 

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Lets hope so.Useless never utd quality

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10 Jan 2018 21:21:31
Gave mine up after Rome. Went without tickets didn’t get in, but the main reason was some stupid woman who worked for the club who probably never been to a game in her life offered me and my mate 2 tickets for £2000.I had to hold my mate back from lamping her. We ended up watching it outside the ground on a poxy tv and that was us done. Only bother with euro aways and the odd away game. Too many tourists at Old Trafford who know nothing about the club probably didn’t even know we were called Newton Heath before Man Utd. Love utd but hate the way the game has gone. All seater killed it for me.

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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.

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11 Nov 2017 10:26:06
Wouldn’t touch bale misses more games than he plays . Griezmann every day for me.

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08 Nov 2017 07:50:22
Why do people say Pochettino is unattainable. Nobody is unattainable if you throw enough money around. Are you honestly telling me the spuds who have won nowt for years are bigger than man utd.

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06 Nov 2017 19:42:16
Getting sick of Mourinho. Is spending a kings ransom not enough. Seems to me he has lost his touch. Its been a disaster since Fergie left. Terrible managers with poor signingsI don’t know what the answer is. i'm sick of dull boring football.

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