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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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08 Nov 2018 11:34:37
Alright fellas,

Been a few weeks. Great result last night, very good away performance in Europe last night. Got a few points over the last few weeks all based on players I've been very critical off.

Sanchez looks to be improving, especially down the middle. His link up play has been good, maybe worth considering him playing closer to lukaku against sides where we will dominate the ball?

Martial is showing his enormous potential, clinical in front of goal, beating men at will. What's really impressed me however is his willingness to dig in. In the first game with Juve, Cancelo got in quite a few times. Last night I can't recall his full back getting passed him. He was excellent in all aspects last night.

Finally, Lindelof has been absolutely fantastic last few weeks. More aggressive in the challenge and reading danger better. Countless clearances last night and a very important one when De Gea saved the deflected cross last night. Hopefully we get a good solid partner beside him and he will develop.

Let's take this form into Sunday and get another positive result!



1.) 08 Nov 2018 13:27:54
I've not been impressed with Sanchez but over the past two games he's shown great energy and he is creating space for our other forward players to play in.

2.) 08 Nov 2018 14:45:10
What a fantastic if unexpected result.

I was very impressed by Sanchez, his movement was good, his first touch assured, he allowed us to keep possession, build up attacks and he also pressed well from the front. He forced us to play football for a change and we didn't see as many aimless long balls needlessly surrendering possession which often happens with Lukaku up front.

Herrera brought bite and energy to the midfield. He was mobile, tenacious, worked tirelessly and provided some much needed legs around Matic.

Unfortunately Pogba was poor for the most part. He can be so wasteful at times and I'd just like him to keep things simple until he enters the final third. On the other hand I love the fact that he never hides, even when he's playing badly he always wants the ball. We simply can't deny his quality and in moments he's still capable of great skill and he played a part in both goals! Even when he plays badly he can still impact the game and my frustration is he is capable of so much more.

Martial has been lauded and whilst I think he was decent he also played in bursts like Pogba. He was ok defensively but I'd still like to see him press more aggressively without the ball. I think he can close down and press much quicker and his movement off the ball can be more intelligent. There is no doubting his quality with the ball at his feet however and all our best moments came through him. He is fast becoming one of our most important and influential players. He can still improve but his potential is frightening.

I thought Lingard's movement and pressing was excellent. He linked and interchanged dangerously with Sanchez, Martial and Pogba at times however his end product was missing. Perhaps this is understandable as he hasn't played much football recently but he injected much needed energy and intensity to the team which was lacking in the first game.

Moving forward we still lack mobility in midfield where I thought Pogba and Matic were too easily bypassed especially in the second half. We afforded them too much time and space on the ball again especially around the edge of our own box where we were slow to get out and close down. I'm not convinced Fred is the answer but we probably need some more mobility and energy instead of Matic. Maybe it's time to give Fred a chance alongside Herrera and give Matic a much needed rest.

Our improvement last night must be because we had more mobility, fluidity and intensity to our play and we pressed more aggressively. Sanchez dropping deep upset their defence and forced them to decide if they followed him dragging themselves out of position or let him turn with time on the ball. We had willing runners in Martial, Lingard and Pogba and we actually looked like a football team rather than static, rigid statues for a change. This must be the blue print moving forward if we want to be taken seriously again. The likes of Lukaku, Fellaini and Matic all still have an important role in the squad but our football must be faster and more fluid if we want to challenge the best at home and abroad.

Looking forward to the weekend I don't expect too many changes. If we are still in the game with 15-20 minutes to go then Maybe Fellaini can have a similar impact breaking into the box and being a threat from set pieces. I don't mind direct football, it can be an effective tactic but we should always strive to play football first. After last night we must believe anything is possible!

3.) 08 Nov 2018 15:04:38
Thought Sanchez was brilliant. We look far better with him pressing from the front. Like DLIB mentioned, he forces us to play a bit more because we don’t have the option of playing it long to to Lukaku. The front 3 looks for fluid and he created space for the other attackers with his movement. Sanchez is at his best collecting the ball and using his agility and ball control in tight areas. I hope Jose continues with him up front as he builds his confidence. The goals will come as the understanding with those around him and his confidence improves.

4.) 08 Nov 2018 16:40:01
Good posts. Hopefully we've turned a corner and he sticks with this set up. A few tweaks needed but its progress.



25 Sep 2018 22:19:31
Well that game was truly awful. Shambles of a performance. Can't blame the manager for players not being able to string two passes together. There's problems within this squad, I don't know what it is. We need to improve and fast.

For Yaz further down the page. I don't think it's unbelievable for me not to think much of a person who consistently grabs headlines with his comments, undermines his manager in public. Never shut his mouth about the club when he moved, and since he's returned has often talked about leaving. So yes I'm not exactly pogba's biggest fan at the moment. That's my opinion, and to be questioned as a fan for having an opinion is beyond me.

I'm going to take a break from posting on here guys. I'll still read every day, but I'm going to watch the season unfold and come back at some stage.

Keep well folks



1.) 25 Sep 2018 22:30:25
Good post caolan. Time to get rid of both. Neither are a positive influence in the club. Sign a player that wants to be here and get a manager who will entertain us and get us loving football again. I honestly am not even surprised when we lose anymore. That’s the sad thing. I used to cancel everything to go to old Trafford. But nowadays that’s not the case. I just want to enjoy watching the club I love again.

2.) 25 Sep 2018 22:34:16
Keep posting my friend, different opinions, anyone that knows anything about football can see what pogba is all about.

3.) 25 Sep 2018 22:38:48
But it's the managers fault were playing this awful football.

It's his fault our attacking players don't attack anymore and it's his fault the team looks like they can't be arsed.

The motivation comes from the manager. he's a dinosaur.

4.) 25 Sep 2018 22:53:21
He is also in charge of the training/ preparation. If they can't string two passes together then either the players shouldn't be playing or the manager is not doing his job. They could pass before he got hold of them, that's all we did under LVG!

5.) 25 Sep 2018 22:54:10
Outclassed by wolves and derby in the space of 4 days at old Trafford.

6.) 25 Sep 2018 22:56:50
Coalan, as Leahy says, keep posting my friend. I can't be arsed with them at present, but times will change, nothing lasts forever.

7.) 25 Sep 2018 23:34:10
Consistently grab headlines? Has he ever independently issued pressers? He was asked his opinion and he obliged.

Why haven't you been complaining about Mourinho slating his players via same medium?

There is no player that wants to be under such a negative and toxic manager. Ed002 explained that Mourinho is friendly towards his players but he doesn't forgive and he keeps grudges which is bad for the players.

& you can't just use players' seeming demeanor to detect if they love the club or not. Just take Berbatov as an example. Different personas and temperament.

You guys act like these players are robots or insensitive.

Of course we know what Pogba is all about.

He said it.

He's about attack, desire to win.

He questioned playing defensively against teams like Wolves and now Derby

Last year we got kicked out by Bristol City - maybe you lot have forgotten.

We had only 3 shots on target today and almost every other match we've played in the last three years.

Martial plays beautifully one week and is benched for 5 more weeks.

At least, Pogba made a statement towards Mourinho, and you guys have all been on his neck. But last season after the exit to Sevilla in UCL what did Mourinho say? I ask you lot, what did he say?

He desecrated on the club, its fans and ethos.

He flirted with PSG through out last season. I didn't hear him give his respect and dedication towards staying at United until after PSG appointed Thomas Tichel.

Who amongst you gave a rats ass or even pretended that Mourinho was out of line? Who complained that Mourinho doesn't love the club or wasn't committed?

It's disheartening that football fans fail to grasp clear and unambiguous stuff.

I do accept that Pogba stepped out of the line. That the dressing room or tactics room is the best place for such a discussion.

He was asked a question regarding lack of attack and he said "WE ARE MAN UNITED, WE SHOULD COME OUT AND ATTACK. ESPECIALLY AT OLD TRAFFORD". He was asked why they didn't play that way and he said the manager should be asked not him.

How the £#&@ can anyone say he doesn't care about the club? He said "we".

And all you man chatting BS here about Pogba not coming out to dedicate himself to the club are high on something.

How is he going to dedicate himself to a club that tried to sell him all summer and a warring manager who never forgives or let go of a grudge?

Long story short, you can keep barking up the wrong tree but the problem is very easy to see.

8.) 25 Sep 2018 23:29:09
Caolan if a team plays really well can you praise the manager?

9.) 26 Sep 2018 08:59:28
Jred how often have we played really well?

No one would be complaining if we couldn't see that we are trying to play a style of football but as it stands for 3 years we have played football that is boring and negative

We look lost and disinterested.

I've stuck up for the manager but it's getting to the point where u have to say enough is enough.

60 minutes into games we are resorting to hoof ball there is no ideas on the pitch.

It's negative and it's depressing to watch.

The players may well have to take the blame as much as the manager but guaranteed the likes of klopp and pep would have this team attacking.

3 shots on target at home against a lower team is a joke.

10.) 26 Sep 2018 10:58:02
It was in reply to the above comment of you can't blame the manager if the team doesn't play well.



22 Sep 2018 16:56:11
Our attacking play is so lazy and sloppy when we chase a goal. All we do is a simple long ball to Fellaini. Every time we moved the ball quick and worked a nice crossing angle we looked dangerous and put some decent balls in. Players taking the easy route by just pumping it into the box.

When we tried to play football today we created dangerous moments and lacked the final ball. Sanchez was dreadful, I don't know what we have to do for him to look a fraction of the player he did at arsenal?


1.) 22 Sep 2018 17:02:34
Mkhitaryan was a better player for us. Also he was on less wages.

2.) 22 Sep 2018 17:12:34
Interesting point about Sanchez at Arsenal.

How many of us watched him play entire games at Arsenal? And how many of us saw his highlights on match of the day?

It takes a dedicated fan to regularly watch 90 minutes of another team play, so there is no shame is admitting that you might have only seen him play 90 minutes a handful of times while at Arsenal. With all the rest of your viewing of him coming from the highlights.

To be honest that's probably my experience of seeing Sanchez play for Arsenal.

A freind of mine is an Arsenal fan, and he isn't surprised by Sanchez's form, in fact he expected it.

He said Sanchez was great against the teams you expect to beat and in the games you are on top of. However, he dispears in the game you need him to step up, or the games your under the cosh. His assessment was that is probably why he didn't really make it at a top top club like Barcelona. He hasn't got that ability to really have an impact unless the team is clearly on top. He isn't a big game player.

At least that is what an Arsenal fan and friend thinks anyway.

3.) 22 Sep 2018 17:23:14
Arsenal played 1-2 touch style in and around the box which is suited to Sanchez hence he got the goals and assists. Here he is expected to play a different style. I think being so highly paid has made him think that he is so much more better than he actually is. He is trying all these through balls and stuff when he shouldn't and loses the ball. He should just stick to basic for a few matches and then go forward.

4.) 22 Sep 2018 17:29:37
Sanchez and lukkaku should be dropped for the next league game after them performance's.

5.) 22 Sep 2018 17:36:55
Sanchez is just another poor expensive left sided forward no better than Di Maria or Depay. His time is running out after that performance. Very disappointed 😔😔.

6.) 22 Sep 2018 17:44:06
Not seen todays game yet but Rashford and Lukaku the other night were garbage. Rest of the team looked OK. But when pundits talk about battle of the front 3's we're not in even in the premierships top 3 of the front 3, nevermind Europe. They're painful to watch.

7.) 22 Sep 2018 18:06:40
I think our attack is more of a problem than our defence.
Never been a fan of Lukaku, Sanchez doesn't seem to fit in and Rashford Martial and Lingard are nowhere near good enough. It never really looks out me we're going to tear anyone apart.

8.) 22 Sep 2018 18:28:57
Totally agree Shappy it's hard to usefully critique any player useless you see them play 90 minutes on a regular basis over a sustained period of time. Sanchez is certainly not the kind of player I believed he was nor is Lukaku or even Pogba for that matter.

Sailor - I agree with the 1 and 2 touch pal. Not sure Sanchez suits our style or even if we have one.

993 - Attack and defence are intrinsically linked. We still haven't found a formation or set of players that enable us to attack whilst still being able to defend.

9.) 22 Sep 2018 18:46:30
I thought we played well today but just coildnt score a winner.

10.) 22 Sep 2018 18:58:52
The criticisms of Lukaku and Sanchez are justified but quite frankly we could easily have been 2 down early, and you can't blame them for that.

The game showed both sides of Pogba. For the most part he was excellent and his pass for Fred's goal was a delightfully deft touch. But then he hangs on too long, loses the ball and it leads to their equalizer.

Other than the fact that he got beaten to the byline on at least 2 occasions, Shaw looked good. Valencia, as usual, contributed nothing in attack.

11.) 22 Sep 2018 19:28:49
Yes Shaw pogba holds in to the ball too long at the wrong time, when he should be passing he takes too many touches.

12.) 22 Sep 2018 20:05:59
I don’t know why people are focusing on Sanchez and Lukaku. Lingard has been awful so far this season, but is an automatic starter. Went missing for most of today, and does nothing to support Valencia on the wing.

13.) 22 Sep 2018 20:12:58
Main problem is up top we create little and score next no nothing hence we have a good of 0. Second season with 1 striker at the club says it all. No matter what combination Jose plays they always look abysmyl.

14.) 22 Sep 2018 20:39:28
Anybody think the manager might be the problem?

15.) 22 Sep 2018 20:54:49
It's a state of limbo at utd, results and finishing positions mean jm just about keeps his job and yet we all know we ain't winning any biggies this season .
We will have weeks where we think that was a great result and others where we think what was that .
I wish it would break one way or another and ideally go on a great run and get people onboard but if not end this . Itl be clearer in the coming weeks we will close the gap up or drift into nothingness as we are approaching the point even the most optimistic start realising it ain't happening again this season .
Back the man he's earned that by what he's achieved even if you don't like how he's done it but draw a line on when it's not good enough .

16.) 22 Sep 2018 21:31:37
Good post Slate I agree with that pal.

17.) 22 Sep 2018 22:08:27
Shappy I watched a lot of him and he was a far better player than what we have seen at United.
Looks to of lost a yard imo 11 goals last season ( 8 for arsenal) compared to 30 the previous season .
3 goals for United since he signed.
Martial had scored 3 in the previous 5 games before he got dropped for Sanchez,



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 .

5.) 20 Sep 2018 18:13:02
Problem is jred when he is in it, sometimes he looks so unbothered and has issue with his work ethic. Until he changes that, I'm not sure he gets a decent run.

6.) 20 Sep 2018 21:34:43
Jred i agree that its tough to come in and be on it straight away.
Im not sure though i'd stick with sanchez for sat and play martial against derby. If he plays well again and trains well he then starts to put pressure on others and the manager. The only way he will build bridges with the manager is by woeking hard and taking his chance when he gets then.

7.) 21 Sep 2018 06:04:29
My concern is that however badly Sanchez plays he seems to get picked. Martial and Rashford wee both patchy on Wednesday but I still think they added more than Sanchez has done this season.



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.




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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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25 Sep 2018 19:15:52
I agree with this post. But my only worry is pogba will be here longer than Jose as he could be viewed as a cash cow. I hope the board stand with Jose on this one. Ed002 spot on again.




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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.