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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.

Interests: Rugby, Football, Tennis, Formula 1 and school work.


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29 Jul 2018 17:00:32
#WonderDogSparky has made a reference about a move to Manchester. My guess is Willian.


1.) 29 Jul 2018 21:08:15
Just what we need. Old and busted.

2.) 29 Jul 2018 21:34:52
Far from old and busted Mort. If he can play with more consistency we'll have one hell of a player mate.

3.) 29 Jul 2018 21:43:54
True but he’s 29 so would have hoped he’d have that mastered by now.

4.) 29 Jul 2018 21:49:44
Great player. Would be a great addition if it happened.

5.) 29 Jul 2018 21:55:22
Fair side but some people will point out Willian's inconsistencies as the reason not to sign him but would want Perisic, who has the same issue and is arguably not needed as much.

6.) 29 Jul 2018 22:00:03
There are reports that Madrid have put in a joint bid for him and Courtois.

Ed002 if you are around do you happen to know if there is any truth on this?

Thank you.

{Ed002's Note - Chelsea will want a lot more than a few joints.}

7.) 29 Jul 2018 22:38:16
If he can play with more consistency. Which is why Chelsea fans are happy to see him go.

8.) 29 Jul 2018 23:50:54
worst winger at the world cup subbed most games hope we stay well clear.

9.) 30 Jul 2018 07:39:34
Raheem Sterling might have a claim on that title.

10.) 30 Jul 2018 09:28:07
He turns 30 on the 9th of August. His game is heavily based around pace, which he will likely start to lose in the next couple of years. He also struggles to play with consistency, which as many have pointed out if he hasn't learned that by 30 then he probably won't.

Is he better than what we have? Yeah, when he's on form. However, he clearly isn't worth what we would have to pay for him. And if we sign him he will be viewed as a poor signing when reflected on.

11.) 30 Jul 2018 07:04:35
That was really funny Ed!

12.) 30 Jul 2018 14:27:42
Willian will provide much needed balance on the right side. Mata, Lingard aren’t right wingers, Sanchez obvs isn’t going to play over there so I’d say it improves us as a team.

13.) 30 Jul 2018 19:26:25
Of course you are spot in WRD.
He will provide balance will go outside his man and cross. Great deadball delivery too.
60m is well more than his market value but when was the last time we paid market value for anybody.
As per ed002 we paid miles more than any club were prepared to pay for shaw for martial for pogba for lukaku for lindelof for ibra for sanchez both in wages. Us overpaying is nothing new which is why we can't get rid of players when we need to.
Willian will make us better imo. If we win trophies with him it will be money well spent if we don't i'm sure shappy will let us know😁.

14.) 30 Jul 2018 20:56:40
Yes Ken. The negativity on this site is frankly ridiculous. I paddle in their general direction.

15.) 30 Jul 2018 23:37:00
Most importantly, tho. Will he be a big enough signing for Red Man?

16.) 31 Jul 2018 00:16:09
Luke shaw is pretty big but we already have him on our books.

17.) 31 Jul 2018 17:52:30
All that cash but the board don't back the manager?



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.


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.


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.


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?


{Ed002's Note - probably not.}

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




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20 Sep 2018 11:21:58
I think the back 4 played well last night. Great to see Shaw getting praise again from Jose. Dalot looks like he could be a top player, hope to see him get plenty more chances in the coming weeks. Lindelof looked much better, and had confidence on the ball, hopefully he keeps it up.

Martial really stepped his game up in the second half and deserved his goal, great to see him getting 90 minutes under his belt. Personally I'd leave him in on Saturday and play Sanchez on the right. Good performance last night, pogba is starting to really show his talent. His next step is to do that every week.

Bring on wolves!



1.) 20 Sep 2018 11:54:53
Was really frustrated with Martial in the 1st half. But he started showing some signs of improvement in the 2nd half and then after his goal he was even running back quickly to defend. Looked more motivated once he got his goal.
If we had a good RB in our squad I would've played Diogo Dalot at right wing. He is strong, fast and can cross. Better than anything we have for the right side going forward.

2.) 20 Sep 2018 12:01:14
I hope Shaw isn’t dropped at the weekend, lad is really putting in the work and starting to become the top class fullback he’s capable of being. Dalot looks really good too, obviously a bit positionaly naive at times, but offers some genuine attacking intent.

3.) 20 Sep 2018 12:53:45
I agree with both of you. Nice to see us play with two attacking fullbacks and hopefully the same at the weekend!

4.) 20 Sep 2018 15:25:03
Martial could do with a run of games it can be hard to find a bit of form when your in and out the team .



16 Sep 2018 22:29:51
I see Fellaini getting some praise on here for his last two performances and rightly so. Another player who deserves some praise for Saturday is Chris Smalling. I'm not afraid to say I'm not his biggest fan, but in games against the more physical strikers, out of our current options he needs to be first choice. He's great attacking the ball in both boxes, he made some super interceptions.
Just like Fellaini, Smalling is definitley suited to certain opponents and deserves a place in our squad.
Lindelof also did much better on Saturday. Stood up well to the battle with Gray.


1.) 16 Sep 2018 23:33:07
Both smalling and lindelof deserve Credit. They have performed well over the last couple of games. Smalling especially.
I do think that the use of Fellaini by Jose has contributed to the increased level of performance by our cbs in that they are provided much more protection.
I would actually keep with this type of system over the next few games and obviously depending on the results maybe indefinitely.
Fellaini playing in the 3 with pogba and Matic has allowed our full backs to push on and get more involved as Fellaini sits between our cbs.
The system also gives pogba the time and space to be more offensively minded and Magic to play a little further forward than has been the case.
I'm mad to see dalot what Dalot will be like as our rb. I feel him and the much improved like Shaw could be very exciting.

2.) 17 Sep 2018 04:01:10
All hail the Wig, could be the best bit of business done this summer by jose in keeping him, now he has a specified role he looks different class, never going to be a flair player, doesn't need to be, the way he sits between the cbs and neutralized the danger was top banana, no nonsence like the shampoo and conditioner he uses! -just a side note, i like the way watford's doucoure went about the game, might be worth a chheky bid?

3.) 17 Sep 2018 16:50:29
Ok, it's time to stop being silly. Fellaini sitting in front of our two centre backs is the worst idea ever. Firstly, playing him there means Utd are already on the back foot because we are worrying about how the opposition are going to play, particularly a fear of long balls. Not only does this send out the wrong signal but it means we are moving away from what we should be doing which is going out to play the opposition off the pitch. Y'know, like City do.

Secondly, having Fellaini playing a defensive role on the edge of the box against a short passing team will cost us lots of fouls in dangerous positions i. e. on the edge of the box. Fellaini should be kept as far away as possible from our own penalty area.

4.) 17 Sep 2018 18:08:47
Hi mancman. I think you are quite clearly wrong with that post. Fellainis most recent performances point to the opposite.

Fellaini, for me personally, has never let united down to be honest. No matter where he has been played. Sure he has an odd mistake in him but i believe he along with Jose have worked very hard on that side of his game and have eradicated many of those silly fouls.

Also, Jose doesn't agree. That's why he manages united and we manage accounts on this forum :)

5.) 17 Sep 2018 20:20:10
That's high praise Angelred: "never let us down" and "has an odd mistake in him". I wish we had 11 players like that playing for Man Utd every week.



11 Sep 2018 09:36:37
Shaw out of the Watford game as he has to follow a seven day return to play protocol for concusssion. Real shame because he's been our best player so far this season.

I'd like to see us play dalot at left back ahead of young on Saturday. I think we will because as we know Watford are a big physical side, and he's a big lad and very strong too. He would also offer us something going forward a bit like shaw has been doing.


1.) 11 Sep 2018 13:34:00
You want us to play a 19 year who has just come back from injury and had no pre-season in a game away from home at an unbeaten side as his United debut, way to throw the lad in at the deep end. What if he struggles? Do we then all throw him under the bus and blame Woodward / Jose for buying a useless player?

Young for me with Dalot on the bench, bring him on if we are ahead.

2.) 11 Sep 2018 14:34:41
And if Young plays and doesn’t do great he will just get pelters anyway. What’s wrong with wanting to see dalot play? He’s meant to be a big talent so why not see what he’s made off?

3.) 11 Sep 2018 15:26:59
Caolan, as gds says, Dalot is a young 19yr old who has been injured and has just been signed and moved into a new country and a new league. You want to play him against an in form Watford side away from home, and who are very physical, and you want to play him out of position on the left. Are you seriously thinking this through? The mind boggles.

4.) 11 Sep 2018 19:57:47
I have thought it through, and yes I’d still like to see him given a game. Played most of his football for Porto T left back. A good crosser of the ball strong and quick. I didn’t say he’s going to play but I’d like to see him play. That’s all I said.

5.) 11 Sep 2018 20:28:22
young scores against Watford all the time, he’s the first name on the sheet for me!

6.) 12 Sep 2018 08:29:33
In my opinion this isn't the game to play him in. There is a good chance of it being a potential banana skin, Jose has often hung the blame for losses around the necks of young players. If Dalot doesn't put in a man of the match performance, and we lose then his chances might be slim for the next month or so. Especially if he makes a costly mistake.

The lad only played a handful of games for Porto's first team. He is lacking experience at this level. To throw him in to a tricky away game so shortly after he has recovered from injury (I don't think he has played 90 minutes in any game since his injury) against a side yet to lose who play with a level of physicality he will have never experienced is just setting him up for a hiding to nothing.

I want to see him play as much as the next person, his performances for the under 23's looked very promising. However, his rehabilitation from the first big injury of his career has to be managed carefully, especially as he has moved country and is stepping up into a far more competitive league. It is important that he is eased in gently and against the right opposition.

He won't be given the chances to play through the mistakes and given the backing that DDG had when he first moved to us.

In fact I'm certain that if Jose was our manager when DDG came to us, he would have been dropped and sold within two years and we wouldn't now have arguably the world best keeper.

That's a thought to ponder on when Jose is dropping players like Rashford, Martial and Shaw for small mistakes.

7.) 12 Sep 2018 13:09:59
John terry mafe plenty of howlers as a young player jose never sold him but you are certain he would gave sold ddg.
Perhaps Shaw knows more than you shappy and he sayid last week he was not in the right physical or mental conditiin to play and jose was right to critisise him.
Rashford made more appearances than any other player last season at 19/ 20 years of age
And martial was not dropped for silly mistakes.
You are just making stuff up shaps.
Could it be that jose knew more than you and i about shaw and he protected him last season and both coach and player are reaping the rewards so far this season because of that?
But he stuck with shaw he didn't sell him. So your certainty that he would have sold ddg comes from your own bias.
I concede he propably wouldn't have bought ddg at that age.
You could be right shappy but i think you should consider that you could be wrong too.

8.) 12 Sep 2018 13:14:05
To the guy that stated that Watford are a potential banana skin sort your head out. Currently we are a banana skin for Watford.

9.) 12 Sep 2018 14:14:31
Id stick with young for lb for this game.
Id have no objection if dalot played right back but i think its a game for the experienced players and on balance it might be too early for him. More likey we will see him make his debut v derby in the league cup.



07 Sep 2018 11:51:49
Does anyone think pogba is almost trying to create a situation where it's him or Mourinho who leaves? I hope to god he isn't, I hope his quotes have been poorly translated. But the boy needs to learn to keep his mouth shut in certain circumstances. He's paid a hell of a lot of money, so show the club some respect.

Also not sure if it's been mentioned but talk of martial signing a contract extension because he thinks he will outlast the manager. Just sums up everything wrong with modern day football.

I hope any player not fully committed gets moved on. Ed002 was right Pogba is a problem.


1.) 07 Sep 2018 12:49:30
Nope, the club has agreed to sell Pogba for a substantial price, and offered him to clubs on this basis. The club, manager, and player are all happy for him to move on. The issue is that nobody is willing to meet the club’s valuation. People are being very silly about this by getting very angry at a player the club has agreed to sell for saying that his future may be elsewhere, and by trying to build it up to a major power struggle between player and coach.

2.) 07 Sep 2018 13:25:11
We need to stop digging our heels in an consider part ex plus money.

3.) 07 Sep 2018 13:28:42
isn’t he doing a Griezmann on it though? If he stayed out of the spotlight he’d be much more attractive to another club. Why would you pay that much for someone who marches to his own tune?

4.) 07 Sep 2018 13:40:34
In fairness, the players Barcelona offered were absolute kak. No point in doing an exchange deal unless it’s players the club actually wants.

5.) 07 Sep 2018 13:44:57
Danny constantly talking to the press and having his future in the air to have headlines in unprofessional if you ask me. Yes the club may be open to offers etc but they aren’t running him down? They aren’t coming out with some ludicrous statements. He’s still being payed and playing every week. He should keep his mouth shut and play to the best of his ability and earn the move he wants.

6.) 07 Sep 2018 14:05:27
He's being asked about it, what is he supposed to say - ‘I love United, and will stay there for ever and ever and ever’ while kissing the badge?

Perhaps, he could just say no comment, but it doesn’t put me up or down if a player I know is leaving says he is.

7.) 07 Sep 2018 14:50:50
He’s been talking about a move pretty much since he’s came back. It’s nothing to do with me being angry as you put it. I just see it as a professional displaying a clear lack of class. Half arsed performances and keeping your name in the headlines with stupid responses especially for an intelligent fella isn’t the way to do it.

8.) 07 Sep 2018 18:12:34
Intelligent and Pogba. 🤣🤣.

9.) 07 Sep 2018 20:22:48
Im with you Danny on this one to a certain extent.
The club tried to sell him in the summer. He wanted a move and the manager wanted to sell to reinvest.
So he is a little peeved i'd say.
But he didn't get a move and can't till jan at the earliest so he should keep his head down and play as well as he can until he gets his move.
He might well do great and everyone might change their minds .
If he was good enough he would let his football do the talking then the right sort of publicity will follow.



02 Sep 2018 19:03:51
One thing I'll say and I hope this continues, Mourinho seems to have realised the importance of the fans. It seems that he's trying to build a bond with the fans. Hopefully this is the case. Good result and performance today.


1.) 02 Sep 2018 19:23:45
I hope so too. I hope to see us dominating such games from the beginning and prevent the opposition from grow in confidence.

Good game and even better result.
Another huge game from LS.

2.) 02 Sep 2018 20:09:40
It was really encouraging especially in the first half the number of players we got into the box at times today.

3.) 03 Sep 2018 11:17:58
Smart PR from Jose. Helps him Immeasurably to get what he wants from the board.




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17 Sep 2018 09:09:06
My guess is he’s played a very key role in atleticos recent success missingfergie.




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04 Aug 2018 11:04:57
Shappy was the idea behind signing Lindelof not using him in a back 3 with perisic as a wing back? Could still be an outside chance of that maybe? I think a back 3 of bailly and Lindelof either side of Toby would be very strong. Fosu mensah also looking decent playing there in pre season with his pace.
I doubt we will sign a wing back but maybe shaw and Mitchell could do enough on the left or young who played there for England.




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03 Aug 2018 13:07:45
It’s getting ridiculous isn’t it ed. People only hear and read what they want these days due to the media.


{Ed004's Note - Exactly. Negative comments on Utd sell papers so it won't stop anytime soon}



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03 Aug 2018 11:25:54
Look at what lukaku said about Jose. He’s a serial winner.


{Ed004's Note - Don't you mean serial whinger? Media couldn't have reported something that positive}



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02 Aug 2018 17:50:50
Romero has had number 22 I think.





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20 Sep 2018 12:53:45
I agree with both of you. Nice to see us play with two attacking fullbacks and hopefully the same at the weekend!




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17 Sep 2018 10:36:27
Thanks ed. Only if you have time, don’t be rushing!


{Ed001's Note - I won't promise anything but I will try for you



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17 Sep 2018 09:11:19
Ed001i know it’s a big ask but are these match reviews something you think you’ll do for more sides? Understand it’s quite a time consuming process as you’ll have to watch the game a couple of times etc! Often find them a good read which is why I’m asking.


{Ed001's Note - if I get the time I will do, I have done in the past. I will try and make time to do them for United in coming weeks for you.}



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16 Sep 2018 22:27:17
I’m just liking that we seem to be playing with a little bit more of a clear plan going forward. Carrick and McKenna could be a blessing for Jose.




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16 Sep 2018 14:11:26
DSG I reckon Fellaini is the type of player who will do whatever the manager asks of him and do it to a tee as well. He just seems that type of pro.