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Team: Manchester United


Where from: Northen Ireland, county Derry/Londonderry


Favourite player: Cristiano Ronaldo


Best team moment: Going to the stadium of light to see united vs Sunderland and witness the debut of adnan.


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02 Jul 2018 16:44:09
Sam Johnstone to West Brom for £6.5 million rising to £10million if all add ons are met according to Simon Stone.
Great deal for all parties if true.

Caolan_2

1.) 02 Jul 2018 21:50:58
Good luck to the lad. Good club and a good move.


2.) 03 Jul 2018 01:22:23
He’s a good keeper too imo, just needs a chance.


3.) 03 Jul 2018 09:29:18
The Villa fans seem gutted about this, he had a great season for them and is now going to a rival, good luck to the lad.


4.) 03 Jul 2018 12:37:42
Very good deal. Makes a change to get good money for selling someone especially young player with potential. Good keeper, hope we got a sell on clause too as I don't see him being at west brom long term.


 

 

30 Jun 2018 11:56:50
Reports coming out of France that we've made an offer to Fekir. I doubt we've made an offer to him as well we need lyon's permission. But just shows how good Ed002's info is, he stated last week that we'd been offered him.

Caolan_2

1.) 30 Jun 2018 12:55:15
What would be his best position and where would ge fit into the starting 11?


2.) 30 Jun 2018 13:01:02
Could understand why we would look to him, although I don't think he's proven himself worthy of the supposed price tag in the French league, as he is one of the rare left footed top forwards in Europe. If we wanted to play two narrow/ inside forwards (whatever they're called) off Lukaku he could actually play in the right channel. Could be seen as somewhat of an alternative to Bale in that respect.


3.) 30 Jun 2018 13:15:56
Maybe coming in from the right onto his left?
Severely doubt there is absolutely anything in the rumour but thought I’d pass it on.


4.) 30 Jun 2018 13:44:11
May be is seen as a replacement of Mata, who may still leave.


5.) 30 Jun 2018 13:47:00
Interesting read in the irish mirror today by Samuel Luckhurst on Fekir to United. No idea how much is true mind you.


6.) 30 Jun 2018 17:26:23
just what we need another wide player to cut in because we are short in that department.


7.) 30 Jun 2018 17:12:20
Ed spot as usual with his info. I am a fan of fekir but not sure he is what we need. He can play on the right so could solve that problem area. Would rather we had someone with more pace such as bale as it would give us better balance. However, fekir is great from set pieces and woulld help us get the most out of lukaku’s attributes in the air. Interesting to see what happens.


8.) 30 Jun 2018 23:05:54
Its probably Lyon starting rumours to get the scouse back in.


9.) 01 Jul 2018 09:45:26
More than likely Mort but it just backed up wht Ed002 stated and I thought I’d share. I agree there’s likely nothing in it, but it is interesting.


10.) 01 Jul 2018 13:38:33
Its an interesting rumour. He'd be a decent signing. And gazumping the scouse would be comical.


11.) 04 Jul 2018 19:13:21
Ronaldo will be Mata's replacement 😆😆.


 

 

16 Apr 2018 23:30:21
With Jose talking about players not showing consistency, does anyone think we may be about to see wholesale changes against bournemouth? Shaw might get a game. I'm seems with his comments about some players already not being considered for the spurs game that he's maybe ready to get rid of a few? I for one would love to see a couple of the younger lads included on Wednesday. After all he said a spectacular performance would keep a player in the team.

Do we think he's challenging the likes of pogba and Sanchez to prove they want to play in the big game to get more from them, or could we actually be surprised and see some of the younger lads? I know what option I'd go with.

Caolan_2

1.) 17 Apr 2018 07:05:52
I think it’s really interesting. The club needs to decide to back the current manager again or change manager. Unless there is a change of manager I doubt you’ll see Shaw next season. If he gets a game it will be to place him in the shop window.

Personally, I think Mourinho has done a good job. 6th to 2nd is progress. That said I am not a fan of Mourinho’s approach as a manager. I think he develops his CV more than players.


2.) 17 Apr 2018 09:45:14
I would seriously like to see a younger and explosive team for Bournemouth game. Give them a chance and see if they can handle the pressure. Forget the luxury of senior players except for key ones.
I’d rather the younger ones play attacking and pace than the slow overly careful game by some of the senior players. What’s to lose? At the worse we are still 2 point ahead of the scousers! The PL title is already lost so as long as we are in top 4 what the hell?
We need to identify which are the young players who can come into first team and what better opportunity to see how they perform? Maybe the senior players can learn a little from them?


3.) 17 Apr 2018 09:46:24
I think the club is backing Jose and a third season will see what he can really do. We’re not blind, the current back four is nowhere near good enough to win a title, so full back and centre halves are a priority as is an improved midfield. Matic cannot play effectively every single week and I’d love to see Martial paired with Lukaku up top with Sanchez supporting.


4.) 17 Apr 2018 20:49:25
Why would playing younger players make us more attacking? I think the managers tactics and instructions are as much the problem as anything.


5.) 18 Apr 2018 10:32:13
Stand, I tend to think the younger players are more eager to impress and tend to be more fearless.


6.) 18 Apr 2018 12:44:08
Personally I would be putting Gomes and Chong in the matchday squad, give them some starts. But I'm not manager.


7.) 18 Apr 2018 13:04:42
It's very easy to say @give the young players a go' when you are a fan, if JM played a load of kids, United got beat and ended up dropping below Liverpool/ Tottenham you'd see a load of stick for him.


8.) 18 Apr 2018 14:08:12
Steve I’m not so sure I agree. If anything it would show Jose buying into the clubs traditions and would save him with some fans imo. Plus the younger lads at the moment have some real ability.


9.) 18 Apr 2018 19:21:28
Caolan, don't worry. Jose would have that fearlessness knocked out of them, double quick.


10.) 18 Apr 2018 19:35:38
Yeah but Nou we might get a good 45 minutes out of them ;-)


11.) 19 Apr 2018 13:07:13
Why so much negativity towards Jose?
The team has improved on last year, enough to overtake all the teams that were ahead of us except City and there is nothing we can do about that, all Jose can do is continue to improve United.
As for young players McTimony has been introduced into the first team squad, Rashford has 40+ appearances (yes about half as sub but he's still very young) .


12.) 19 Apr 2018 15:42:01
LVG played loads of youngsters and we were terrible.


 

 

27 Dec 2017 22:49:42
Ed with the potential departure of Mkhitaryan this January, is it possible United could look to replace him with Özil. I know you have said there is interest there, I was wandering if there was the chance that this will develop into something more concrete in January?
Caolan.

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{Ed002's Note - probably not.}


1.) 27 Dec 2017 23:06:00
Thanks for the quick reply, much appreciated!


 

 

10 Dec 2017 18:38:20
Well lads here we are. Completely and utterly out classed. They came to Old Trafford and made us look very average. The one thing I must say we have failed massively in recruitment.

I'll explain, we are currently playing with Valencia and young in the full back areas, Whilst they have performed admirably, they're not good enough. City have Walker and when fit mendy, a massive upgrade.
We move into the midfield and I must say they're light years ahead. Pogba is world class, but he wouldn't have made a huge difference there. Our options are Pogba, Matic, Herrera, Fellaini and Carrick. You could maybe bring young mctominay into that list. City brought gundogan off the bench for heavens sake.
Forwards wise we are okay, but the midfield and defence needs a huge improvement of quality.

There's a lot of areas that need addressed and unfortunately it takes a game like that where ( and I hate to say this ) we play someone just a step up in class.
We aren't a million miles of, but we aren't as close as we think I'm aftaid.
Caolan.

Caolan_2

1.) 10 Dec 2017 19:15:49
Been saying the same for ages.


2.) 10 Dec 2017 20:13:05
Pogba is world class but wouldn't have made a difference. Ok then.


3.) 10 Dec 2017 21:58:34
Sorry FZZ but what I mean is one player in pogba would not have turned that game around and we would have won 3-0. Look at the squad depth of both sides, if De Bruyne is missing for city they have gundogan, the two silva’s. who do we have? Fellaini, Herrera or mctominay?


4.) 11 Dec 2017 02:28:50
To be fair, they were playing with a midfielder at left back, and he's done pretty well so far, apart from today's slip up.


 

 

 

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14 Jul 2018 01:48:44
Looks like Blind is heading back to Ajax. Seeing reports of a few of around 16 million with add ons taking it to 21.

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{Ed0333's Note - your robbing them Blind. You see what I did there? I’m available for weddings and Bahmitzvahs.


1.) 14 Jul 2018 05:49:31
Noooooo. He may not be the greatest player but his rugged good looks will be sorely missed. He has been played out of position all over the place, never moaned and rarely let us down. I’m not saying he is world class by any means but I think he’s had a bum deal. Goodbye Mr Tumnus, I shall miss you.


2.) 14 Jul 2018 09:40:59
I always liked him at centre back because he woiodbread the game very well. But I think this is probably a decent deal for both parties.


3.) 14 Jul 2018 10:50:54
No idea what the spelling is. was meant to say he would read the game very well.


4.) 14 Jul 2018 11:17:43
Ed I bet if we check him out on you tube he will look world class😀.

{Ed001's Note - not even sure youareatube could make him look world class. Maybe if you are AJH and it is a video of him shaking his hair out in slow mo?}


5.) 14 Jul 2018 13:43:29
His lack of pace let's him down badly -even with him reading the game very well he still isn't top drawer enough to overcome it.

But he is certainly a decent squad player and has always acted liked he loved being a United player and has acted like a gentleman when being overlooked.

Good luck to him and his stunning Mrs at Ajax.


6.) 14 Jul 2018 13:46:52
Technically very good player, just doesn't suit the english game. Good luck to him.


7.) 14 Jul 2018 16:08:03
Tris, if you could post the link to that video I’d be very grateful 🙄.

{Ed001's Note - believe me, if I see it I will waste no time at all linking it for you....}


 

 

13 Jul 2018 15:52:22
If you guys watch the YouTube footage of training released today, at about 2minutes 30 seconds in there's a clip of mason greenwood absolutely turning Darmian inside out. Thought I'd share incase anyone is interested in seeing how the young guys are getting on with the seniors.

Caolan_2

1.) 13 Jul 2018 16:21:28
Better you share! I am interested to see that clip.


2.) 13 Jul 2018 19:03:23
It’s on our You Tube channel. good to see.


3.) 13 Jul 2018 21:33:26
Nice clip, is it just me or is Sanchez a gay icon? And I’ve never seen Martial smile so much in all the time he has been with us.


4.) 13 Jul 2018 22:09:10
Turning him inside out? hmm not from what I saw. Unless I missed it.


5.) 13 Jul 2018 22:11:45
You could see Sanchez up dancing in The Blue Oyster, alright :)


6.) 13 Jul 2018 22:12:14
He can be whatever icon you want him to be.


7.) 14 Jul 2018 00:00:05
Is that Pererra back with the squad? Good to see.


8.) 14 Jul 2018 00:26:15
Martial looks happy.


9.) 14 Jul 2018 00:52:19
FZZ look at the quick feet that creates the space and room for the pass and leaves Darmian off balanced whilst bringing it away from the covering player. It’s not much to go off if you haven’t seen much of the lad, but he’s 16 and the confidence in such a small clip is refreshing.


10.) 14 Jul 2018 03:00:09
Greenwood doesn’t look short on confidence :)


11.) 14 Jul 2018 10:28:16
I mentioned Greenwood a few months ago, interesting player who, I believe can take corners and penalties with both feet. Very young and hope he like others can take the next step up, need confidence but not too much!


 

 

13 Jul 2018 11:33:47
I know it's already been posted here lads, but myself and ed007 are trying to run a Fifa premier league for the posters on the pages both Xbox and PlayStation. Fifa 19, probably run on ultimate team. If you haven't put your name forward yet, and are interested, let ed007 know over on the video games page! Cheers guys

Caolán.

Caolan_2

1.) 13 Jul 2018 14:34:13
Which console has most signed up for?


2.) 13 Jul 2018 15:12:13
I think it’s pretty even on both red whiskey.


3.) 13 Jul 2018 16:23:56
Already in. Fair warning though. I've just packed Andy Carroll.


4.) 14 Jul 2018 14:06:27
More than happy to have one off matches against people but can't commit to the ultimate team unfortunately.


 

 

10 Jul 2018 21:00:21
If we can get performances like that from pogba week in week out, we would make massive strides as a team. Hopefully the penny has dropped and he wants to become what we know he can be, the best midfield player in the world.

Caolan_2

{Ed004's Note - The only issue we have is that Pogba is expected to play like that for us defensively and then be expected to dictate our team play and score goals and don't forget assist. I don't think Pogba will ever be fully accepted by the media in England}


1.) 10 Jul 2018 21:13:44
The big part of his game tonight was
No show boating.


2.) 10 Jul 2018 21:40:19
Anyone else hear Martin Keown say 'Lukaku hasn't got what it takes to play in a WC final'?, there were literally 10 other Belgium players on the pitch. Every Belgium game he's commentated on, he managed to say something negative against Lukaku. Reminds of the time he called Sanchez a mercenary 200x on his debut vs Yeovil and slaughtered him for giving the ball away all game, ended up giving him MOTM, can't stand the man!

On Pogba, he was very very impressive again; been consistently brilliant this tournament and i feel you're right Ed004, he'll never be accepted by the media in this country, such a shame.

{Ed004's Note - I've had to listen to friends constantly tell me Pogbas had a poor world cup yet from what I've seen he's probably in contention for team of the tournament. Not even going to get started on the media or I wont stop. The new narrative of Pep or Money is starting to become annoying though}


3.) 10 Jul 2018 21:43:15
It helps having world class players constant movement infront of you and also kante being by your side instead of matic who has the mobility of sloth.

{Ed004's Note - Hopefully Fred can provide a bit more energy beside him. And the likes of Sanchez, Lukaku etc are let of the leash a bit more}


4.) 10 Jul 2018 21:43:42
Also, on Pogba; just remembered the time Souness said his best attribute is his athelticism, not his passing, SUMS. IT. UP🤷‍♂️.

{Ed004's Note - Exactly. He's fighting a losing battle. Especially with the amount of media pundits that blatantly despise United. Doesn't help that Scholes etc like to stick the knife in at every opportunity as well}


5.) 10 Jul 2018 21:46:45
Absolutely completely agree Ed 4. Pogba was a giant tonight. He sacrificed himself for the team, was disciplined and the way he tracked Fellaini into the box was brilliant. I haven't seen him play with so much understanding and maturity before.

I wrote a post the other day where I said Pogba is expected to defend like Kante, pass like Scholes and create like Zidane. It's an impossible task. We want him to be our creative spark but also our defensive rock. It's simply unrealistic, unfair and has shattered his confidence.

In defence of Jose (if there is one) I think he wants more of the Pogba we got tonight. Diligent, disciplined, motivated and hard working. The was a WC semi final and Pogba was prepared to roll his sleeves up for the team in order to achieve his dream. Maybe the problems have arisen when Pogba wants more freedom to express himself in league games yet Jose wants performances like tonight on a weekly basis. I can only imagine Jose eulogising about his performance tonight.

There is no doubt Kante's energy and intensity has helped Pogba and from what I've read I think Fred might just be the key we need bring some balance to the team.

{Ed004's Note - I've just said something similar previously there. Hoping Fred can provide that Kante like energy in midfield beside Pogba. I think our best football has happened when we have had Matic Herrera and Pogba all playing. So hopefully we see a midfield 3 more often this season. I'm not saying Pogba is perfect btw just think the media is overly harsh on him. There'll be no articles on how poor KDB was tonight but if the boots were on the other foot imagine the media reaction if Pogba played like that (for the record think KDB is currently the better player)}


6.) 10 Jul 2018 22:02:04
Seen an article on Sky Sports on 'Peps attitude towards youth', based on Zinchenko, a 21yr old who'd already made 50 first team appearances and was signed for £10m yet Jose, if anything, has given more minutes to our youth players but gets slaughtered. Just depends on who the media 'prefer' to be honest.

{Ed004's Note - Haven't they just sold him? And signed someone who plays in the same position as their break out star Foden? Also think Pep deliberately didn't name a full bench to make a point to the fa when he couldve brought a youngster for the experience}


7.) 10 Jul 2018 22:14:00
Yeah I agree again Ed!

Ironically we've seen at this WC that he is actually capable of doing it all. He just needs to find some consistency and we need to decide exactly how we want to use him!


8.) 11 Jul 2018 00:47:04
I constantly get told how bad pogba is, mainly from lfc fans who just listen to the bitter old scousers on the tv. It’s so frustrating as he’s got loads of talents. But tonight he dug in for the team, if we can get that commitment from him then he can fulfil his potential.


9.) 11 Jul 2018 01:28:19
Much as i do not think martin keown is a top commentator i have to agree with him that lukaku is not a top world class striker, he has all the tools there, but i don't think he has the mental toughness to go to the next level, look at ronaldo, he could have stayed and played to a very good level, but he knew that he could improve and at the time real was that step up he needed;look at lukaku, he's playing to a high standard for sure, but a few have commented in the past he's carrying some extra timber, his ball control could be improved and his positional awareness could be better, so yes you could say i'm being unfair and picky, but if you look again at what ronaldo was like at utd, how he applied himself at madrid mentally and physically, he improved his game unbelievebly, lukaku could do the same but is it in him?


10.) 11 Jul 2018 06:14:12
So you want Lukaku to play like or be Ronaldo or move the club? He did move from Everton to play at the top level or utd doesn't represent that?

He has improved massively in the last 12 months, then how do you want him to apply himself?

He has been applauded for having a will to learn, working hard, if some things don't improve or happen on the pitch it won't be just because of him, that were his ability ends.

Like Ed004 as said, some players will never win as their fighting loosing battle.


11.) 11 Jul 2018 10:22:30
I have to agree with the comments on Pogba, and Fred will definitely give him a chance to play the way he should be playing but we are still missing a Matuidi type player, I think Matuidi was the difference in midfield for France.


12.) 11 Jul 2018 13:31:04
To be fair to Scholes, he knows what's required at United in the middle of the park, Pogba hasn't turned up in a United shirt for me yet, so hopefully the world cup will have whetted his appetite for us this season.


 

 

10 Jul 2018 11:18:19
Seeing lots of people reporting Mourinho is unhappy with the transfer window thus far. praying that we have a few signings close or ready to be finalised soon.

Caolan_2

1.) 10 Jul 2018 11:26:17
Saw something similar caolan. It seems Jose wants the players but the board/ glazers are not backing him. They seem content with top 4 and making money. The manager wants to win but the owners only care about the bottom line. A very sad representation of our current predicament if true. If Jose does not get the players he wants I can see it going tits up and he may walk by Xmas. I expect him to settle some scores on the way out as well. We look to becoming the new arsenal. Making money and securing top 4. Showing a lack of ambition or no real strategy in the transfer market. I hope it is all paper talk and perhaps one of the Eds can enlighten us?

{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of any issue at this time. The club will resist spending large sums on aging players. The club also have to be aware of the FFP limitations they need to abide to in respect of wages.}


2.) 10 Jul 2018 11:35:36
Thanks very much for the response ed. Sounds like a sensible strategy In not spending large sums on aging players. Is it a case of players need to leave before players can come in?

{Ed002's Note - I am not sure I understand the question. The squad is limited by size, adding players means that others need to leave.}


3.) 10 Jul 2018 11:44:47
I did read that he’s disappointed with players not having moved on, perhaps this is slowing everything down. Personally I’m surprised blind and Darmian haven’t moved on yet. Fingers crossed there’s not any issues and we have a positive season.


4.) 10 Jul 2018 11:50:59
Players moving on isn't just dependant on the players but the club too. I'm sure we could easily sell all the players they club is trying to offload if they slapped a 1m price tag on their head. However, the fans would then complain that the club are selling off players on the cheap.


5.) 10 Jul 2018 13:33:06
My post doesn’t read to well shappy, I meant it say from what I read he’s not happy with the club when it comes to moving the players on. I understand we want to get good deals, but we have a number of players on big money and like Ed has often stated you either need to be creative or else drop the price. Hopefully we start to see some more progress on transfers, would love to see Alex Sandro and Toby brought in.


 

 

 

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13 Jul 2018 10:16:30
The player I think would sort us at left back is Keiran Tierney. He’s going to be a class act, but will tough to persuade him to leave parkhead.

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11 Jul 2018 14:56:41
Looks a real talent.

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03 Jul 2018 01:22:23
He’s a good keeper too imo, just needs a chance.

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01 Jul 2018 09:45:26
More than likely Mort but it just backed up wht Ed002 stated and I thought I’d share. I agree there’s likely nothing in it, but it is interesting.

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30 Jun 2018 13:15:56
Maybe coming in from the right onto his left?
Severely doubt there is absolutely anything in the rumour but thought I’d pass it on.

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17 Jul 2018 00:16:44
Pogba didn’t do to bad in the final when Kante had a mare?

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15 Jul 2018 01:30:50
27 goals in a side that didn’t play attacking football. I’m not couting assists, where I’m sure he got near double figures as he is our best crosser. What more can you want. We knew when we signed him he didn’t have the technical ability that Van Persie had. But he’s got a killer instinct infront of goal and we need to play to it.

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14 Jul 2018 21:29:10
Lads I’m sorry but if he is striker who garuntee’s 20-30 goals (as some are admitting on here) what else do you want? Van Nistelroy averaged 30 a season. Would you rather morata who is decent on the ball or a goal scorer? Rom is only getting better and scoring goals. What more do we expect, if we played to his strengths he’d get 40 at least.

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14 Jul 2018 17:39:00
Beast you say 16 league goals isn’t good. I remember before Ronaldo and Messi took goalscoring to a different level, reaching 20 plus in a season in all competitions was considered a very good accomplishment. If we play to Rom’s strengths, eg better crossing and playing the ball infront of him rather Ham him having to come deep and be involved he will score a lot more.
We knew when we signed him that his main assists are his pace, power and putting the ball in the net. His overall game is improving and improving fast. About a week ago we were talking about building a side around him, now he’s not high level?
He’s been much better than Kane in this World Cup.

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14 Jul 2018 17:15:45
The man got 28 goals last season and we don’t really play to his strengths? Look how he played against Brazil. Today he was poor, but he’s always a threat and he’s a goal scorer. I’d like to see him in a pair to take away the burden of being involved in the attacks. I think he’d link well with Sanchez or martial in a pair.

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