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19 Mar 2018 12:53:49
Amidst all the questioning going on, i ask myself where would we be in the league without DDG and where might we end up next season if he leaves? The truthful answers tell us how crap the team is (as a team rather than as a group of individuals) .

I have always thought JM would not make a massive difference until next season. My problem is that that I no longer see much happening next season. We bumble on from week to week with no logical progression, dropping players who perform well or moving them to less effective positions.

Either the tactics are wrong (Jose's fault), the players do not carry out instructions (Jose's explanation) and/ or there is a big relationship problem between manager and players. At the moment I don't see a lot of light at the end of the tunnel. Either there is none or the tunnel is very long.


1.) 19 Mar 2018 13:45:18
How much the board give jose to spend this summer will indicate how much they're still with his vision, but if some big names scarper off double quick lively then that'll make it an even harder sell, so we're going to see if being a devisive boss will swing potential deals or not, to quote a previous manager-'would you bet against us? '

2.) 19 Mar 2018 13:59:05
Romero has played all 4 games in the cup and not conceded a goal, perhaps the way we set up allows the opposition to have lots of shots but many of them are quite easily saved by the keeper.

We wouldn't replace DDG with nobody, we would have a top keeper still playing for us,

3.) 19 Mar 2018 19:28:55
About the same place Barcelona would be without messi madrid without ronaldo spurs without ka e and the sciuse without salah. Every team had a top player.

4.) 19 Mar 2018 21:57:19
Definitely in the minority here but i don't think De Gea has lived up to his normal standards this season.

He was at fault for sevillas second goal and was shaky against liverpool not coming for balls that were clearly his. Still doesn't command his box from set pieces as much as youd expect the best goalkeeper to.

I would not mind if he left this summer, just for the fact it might improve the defence who might not rest on their laurels in the knowledge they have an excellent shot stopper behind them.

5.) 20 Mar 2018 08:50:04
DSG, Fault prone so you're happy to see him go and yet so good the defence rest on their laurels? Make up your mind!
I haven't totted it up, but DDG must be responsible for a decent handful of our points.

6.) 20 Mar 2018 21:26:45
Im not saying they are really good but that it must be tempting for them not to be fully concentrated at times safe in the knowledge they have a keeper who will bail them out most times.

Im am also not advocating selling him, just that if he wants to move to madrid, we should strike an amicable deal for his sake. No player is bigger than the club, especially a goalkeeper, no matter how amazing they are.

7.) 21 Mar 2018 12:08:31
'especially a goalkeeper'. Not bigger than the club, mate, but crucial to a title-winning side. Look at the trouble we had finding a replacement for big Pete. City's new keeper has also been a vital cog in their machine, this season,



14 Mar 2018 14:45:51
When Mourinho was quoted as saying that EVERYTHING had to change was he including himself as manager or his philosophy. Or was it everything other than him?

Personally I think he is losing or has even lost the dressing room.
We have seen our team play well, but not consistently. They could be better but I feel either Jose has lost the plot and cannot see what works and gives a good run, or the players just get hacked off when they are pushed back into their tactical boxes and don't give 100%.

I can't believe that any player joining Manchester United came to play anything but expansive football. Either way there does not seem to be an answer without some sort of major upheaval (again) . If it has to be. Do it quickly and soon.


1.) 15 Mar 2018 09:24:55
We had one terrible game he has not 'lost the dressing room' whatever that means these days.

2.) 15 Mar 2018 10:30:40
Gds your in denial mate. We’ve been rubbish all season.

3.) 15 Mar 2018 17:16:42
Think he's lost the dressing room though stand?

4.) 15 Mar 2018 16:45:45
GDS. I have been very pro Jose. I am not reacting to one game. I am just beginning to wonder whether unknowingly my optician gave me lenses with rose tint. Just honest wondering. I agree with much that you have written but the opinion expressed in this post is the only two ways I can see to rationalise what we have been seeing week by week.

5.) 15 Mar 2018 22:04:19
Gds he is A one man army.
All about himself
United is a team.



26 Jan 2018 16:21:17
Jose is known to be fairly plain in saying when business is finished transfer wise. In this window, to my knowledge, he hasn't.
For discussion and my enlightenment, ignoring the usual daft tabloid piffle, what rabbits might be pulled out of the hat and how many might come out of the famous left field (who really expected Lukaku? ) .
I think it could be a surprising last few days.


1.) 26 Jan 2018 17:03:16
I doubt it unless someone leaves.
We are lucky sanchez is not cup tied. Not many top class players are not cup tied.

2.) 26 Jan 2018 18:15:05
I don't expect to see any more signings for January unless like Ken said someone leaves. Not many players are available and you end up paying over the odds.

3.) 26 Jan 2018 18:19:15
I think he said 1 Jan 2 in the summer.

4.) 26 Jan 2018 19:34:52
Should add that good players are welcome as well as rabbits!

5.) 26 Jan 2018 19:47:06
Just seen a quote today saying no more signs so that makes my post irrelevant unless we all end up eating our hats.

6.) 26 Jan 2018 23:46:24
I think pre-window if you had told any of us (posters, eds, any experts) that we would have shined Sanchez we would have been highly sceptical.

It’s happened and all we need for now. Great signing.

7.) 27 Jan 2018 10:14:17
I think its a case of clearing the decks now. Carrick will retire. Probably Zlatan too. Fellaini will go. Darmian needs to go. That's 4 out at least. We can fill some gaps internally but the 2 big signings will be in midfield.

8.) 27 Jan 2018 12:24:33
He got his wide forward that we missed out on in summer so don't see why he'd need to sign anyone else unless someone leaves.

9.) 27 Jan 2018 16:19:44
I doubt anybody else comes in for January. It was probably dependent on someone leaving. Summer you'll see a couple of changes, 2/ 3 signings I'd imagine.

10.) 29 Jan 2018 09:49:04
I think he's done now until the summer.
Interesting to see who he goes for in the summer.
For me he has to get a central midfielder in so we can have the option of playing Pogba further forward.
In my opinion he would be fantastic pushed in a more advanced position.
Maybe a right sided winger would be a good addition as well. We don't have a natural wide right sided player who can hug that touchline and come beat a man and whip the ball in. Lingard can play there as can Mata but they don't give you that natural width. I think Mata may well be moved on as well.
Another position for me would be the right full back. I think we all know that Darmian's days are numbered and Tony V will be 33 in August.
3 players in. Darmian, Mata, Fellaini, Zlatan and Carrick out.



19 Jan 2018 14:40:52
Does anyone else think that when and if we give Sanchez the Number 7 shirt that we can take it that CR7 will definitely not return?
I hope it will stop him using "links" with us as a salary negotiating ploy.

Don'nt misunderstand, I never wanted him to leave but as to a return my heart says yes, but head says no.
He is not the future and is a very expensive short term even allowing for shirt sales generating Adidas funds to help us in future.

The only way is FORWARD.


1.) 19 Jan 2018 14:59:43
Ronaldo boat has sailed for me, always be remembered as a legend but honestly am more excited for Sanchez than Ronaldo.

2.) 19 Jan 2018 15:12:22
If AS7 arrives, hope it means end to GB7 rumours.

3.) 19 Jan 2018 16:41:30
I liked to think nobody actually believed Ronaldo was ever going to come back anyway but perhaps I’m naive to think people aren’t that naive. He was never coming anyway and having a number 7 doesn’t change that, but he still will never be coming back.

4.) 19 Jan 2018 17:21:49
Bringing Ronaldo back no thank you, like the love of your life leaving you for another man while she’s young fit and sex mad and then knocking on your door years later asking to be taken back when he’s got bored with her. Alexis7 all day long for me.

5.) 19 Jan 2018 17:37:57
2 years ago I would've loved Cristiano back. Not now, this train has gone. Looking forward - Sanchez now, class CB and strong CM in the summer and we'll be good to challenge for the title.

6.) 19 Jan 2018 23:05:37
Seems an awful long way to go, just to tell Ronnie we don't want him. Has no one heard of the phone?7



21 Jan 2017 06:48:27
Pep being reported as saying he, rather than his players, might not be good enough. What do others think?
Either way it seems that they have seen reality big Time. They know we have now got them in our sights and are starting to panic.
Is Pep preparing the way to jump ship?


1.) 21 Jan 2017 08:39:53
He's pretty much blamed the players or the EPL after every result, not once holding his hands up to his own lack of understanding of the English game and it can't have done anything for the confidence of the players, so it's long overdue he shoulders some of the blame.

2.) 21 Jan 2017 10:06:37
It was easy to see imo that pep couldn't be considered the best manager in the world until he took a job like city they need a hell of a lot of work to become a Barcelona or a Madrid or united I don't think his acquisition of players in the transfer window was great and maybe his decision to get rid of what could have been one of his biggest allies in Joe Hart was a disastrous one.

Having watched his teams and press conference for many years now he seems like a completely different man over here he looks jumpy and prickly and often befuddled by what's going on .

The look of disbelief on his face when he sees the effort of our so called "small clubs" against his beautiful football makes me chuckle and I for one am glad he didn't get the United job .

3.) 21 Jan 2017 11:43:57
One of the Eds mentioned a year or so ago that Pep's transfer dealings on the whole are poor. Rijkard did the hard yards and pep just polished it at Barce, at Munich he inherited the best team in Europe and didn't really get them to reach that level again. I didn't think he would take the City job because the squad needed a fair bit of work and the players they did/ do have aren't really suited to the style he likes to play.

4.) 21 Jan 2017 11:50:37
I think Pep needs longer for his teams to get to grips than most managers, but that isn't an excuse, it's bad management. He relies on his players being able to play a certain way and many of his current players are not capable, this shows he is a one trick pony. He is making a complete pigs ear of it, just like LVG did with us.

To be called 'World Class' managers is ridiculous to me, if they haven't shown they can deal with difficult situations. If any of us walked into a job and totally destroyed the productivity whilst we waited for it to all click "eventually" we would be sacked rapidly. A World Class manager should be able to 'manage' the transition and make best use of the players they have available as they make the changes for the long term future - knocking a house down and building something new is all well and good, but Man Utd and Man City can't afford to knock their house down, too much competition for that. It took us too long to get rid of LVG and I hope City make the same mistake, although Pep is undoubtedly more likely to get it right eventually much more so than LVG ever was - it's just whether he gets enough time.

Man City are getting their own taste of LVG and I like it. It's not hard to be a manager if you have the worlds best players in your team and they are used to playing a certain way (or can get away with a stark change because competition is minimal) . What's difficult is to juggle short term with medium term and Pep is not showing he is very good at it, he also seems like a spoiled child who is used to everything going his way. I thought he was cleverer than that, but even Joe Kinnear could win things with that Barcelona and Bayern team.

{Ed001's Note - there are other problems with Pep. His way of playing only manages to work for a short period before the players start to lose their way. Which suggest a man management issue.

Secondly, and this is the big thing for me, and very much tied into what you are on about Beastie, with his only one way of playing, his teams only play well if everyone is on it. The minute any one player has an off day, the whole team falls apart. The quick passing has no margin for error built in to cope with players having off days. It then becomes very reliant on having a Messi-type to dig them out of a hole. City do not yet have a Messi to do that.

Thirdly there is his lack of defensive work. Pep does no defensive coaching. His teams are utterly hopeless defensively and rely on keeping the ball as their only method of defence. That is fine when you manage Bayern or Barca in their leagues, as all the smaller sides just roll over for them most of the time. However, in the Prem almost every side gets up for the big clubs and tries harder, if anything. That is something he has no plan to cope with.

I could go on about his tactical limitations etc, but I would end up taking over the whole thread if I did that!}

5.) 21 Jan 2017 13:00:17
Thanks everyone. Pretty well reflects my own feelings. I always thought that we dodged the bullet when he went to Citeh. I agree that at other clubs he was the figure head bathing in the kudos rather than than the driving force behind success. No doubt if he went to somewhere like RM he would regain the recently lost status of a top ten manager.
I am enjoying Citeh's discomfort as they discover they have an LVG clone come out of a great disguise!

6.) 21 Jan 2017 13:31:02
I see him in Paris a perfect situation for him.

7.) 21 Jan 2017 12:20:41
I absolutely agree with everything you say ed we are seeing the unravelling of the enigma I never actually believed he would come over and be the messiah like some did you only had to look at Barcelona whose success continued uninterrupted with tito and Luis Enrique it told me that it was the players and not the manager.

I'm a bit guilty to admit I'm really enjoying watching the weird pressers and watching guardiola flit about like a clucking Renton from train spotting 😁

Do managers have to do random drug testing ed?

{Ed001's Note - hahaha maybe they should do!}

8.) 21 Jan 2017 12:42:32
Well put Ed and Beast. Couldn't have put it better myself. It all seems very rosy when you have Messi flanked by the best midfield pairing of the generation playing for you. In Spain there is absolutely no physicality involved. It's all very "technical". Premier League is a different beast where you have the likes of shawcross, Reid, jones bulldozing through the back of your players. His soft silky style is good to watch but not always practical. And it hurts most if a certain Aguero has an off day.

Jose is very adaptable and that's why I believe he is a better coach.

{Ed001's Note - Iniesta was the difference for me. He is truly world class.}

9.) 21 Jan 2017 13:00:14
Totally agreed Ed. It's great to be able to coach when you have 80% possession of the ball with far inferior opposition trying to win it back. He is not used to being punished for losing the ball, players like Stones would be perfectly fine in his Bayern or Barcelona teams, but silly mistakes get punished in our league - too many of their players are not great with the ball and switch off.

As you say, you can't afford passengers and too many City players are coming to the end of their careers or are used to earning big money for doing things a certain (lazier) way. It will be very interesting to see how this goes, because there are a lot of teams with very good managers and a lot more suited to this league than what Pep is trying to do. I personally think he will run out of time and his ideas are too easy to pounce on. Most teams will relish playing City, massive scalp with a simple game plan to combat, just like Utd were under LVG.

10.) 21 Jan 2017 18:34:15
and yet city are above united?

pep has a lot of work to do with city and a new league and team to contend with .
city will be there or there about this year and better next year imo

11.) 21 Jan 2017 21:05:59

City had a great start to the season and are gradually getting worse, united had a poor start and are gradually getting better, I think that's the difference.

12.) 21 Jan 2017 21:16:04
Pep sounded almost suicidal after the game today.
I am beginning to think that he does not have the balls to fight back from a difficult situation. In short the premier has found him out

13.) 22 Jan 2017 10:37:23
Sorry I must be mistaken. I thought this was a Manchester United rumoured site. Who gives a fig about Pep and city. We need to concentrate on the fact we are hammering teams in approach play, but can't put the ball in the net. Case in point against Stoke yesterday. These missed chances may be worth a point to us come end of the season, Possibly the one point which may get us back in the champions league

14.) 23 Jan 2017 10:56:49
Rock - you need to go onto the Banter page mate, everything you mention is discussed at length on there.

15.) 23 Jan 2017 19:04:45
I'll do that right now Beast. Thanks for the info

16.) 24 Jan 2017 04:31:43
There are a lot of points here I absolutely agree with but you have to give Pep a season surely?
He came to England to test himself so let him do that before getting too carried away, they had some start and he has an amazing record that does deserve respect.

He's here to prove himself so let's see what he can do after a year or 2 for mine. His ageing defence needed addressing but that is also up to his ex Barcelona mates who run the club to have addressed with their unlimited cash.

I'm willing to bet that all the new top managers we have will experience dips and 'crisis' this season - got know Mourinho got smashed early doors.

Just saying it shouldn't be one rule for one and another for another - give him his window in the summer and see where the land lies.




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06 Feb 2018 15:37:47
All in all a pretty good weekend for us. Agreed?




31 Dec 2017 12:27:36
Just been down the local park. Two teams with "managers" whose only credentials were having the enthusiasm to found and hold together a team. Works with them on fitness, picks the team based on fitness, form and availability (more to do with work commitments than injury) .
No real tactics that I could work out. Just 22 blokes determined to win. I enjoyed it and it lifted my spirits immensely after yesterday's dross. >and it didn't cost a bean. I am seriously considering this as a better relaxing weekend than watching, hoping against hope, spending heaps and being disappointed. No, not disappointed - yesterday was what I have come to expect.
I am going to invest in a lightweight folding chair (I am in my 70's) a decent flask and an insulated box for a homemade pasty or pie. That should cost much less than one ticket for Old (cost a packet) Trafford. Been robbed for too long and no end in sight.

Final post. I wish you all well. Banter on.




30 Dec 2017 21:44:18
If only the sale of goods act applied to players.
Ours are so obviously not fit for purpose, a refund would be issued without question.

Forgetting the up coming transfer window, am I the only one thinking that our better players are going to be actively looking to jump ship?


{Ed025's Note - which are the better ones DW?..

1.) 30 Dec 2017 22:06:08
Hi Ed.
DDG is this the only automatic qualifier for me. Might make a case for Pogba, Martial and Mata.

{Ed025's Note - i agree with de gea DW, the others you mention are part of the problem for me mate...attitude..not so much mata though..

2.) 30 Dec 2017 22:21:34
Mata has the heart, but he isn't physical enough. Shame, only one that shows genuine passion, intelligence (aside from Herrera) . Sadly both of the Spaniards are a grade below the level we need to be operating at.

I'd keep DDG, Jones, Martial, Valencia and Young (as subs), the rest can do one. Either they aren't up to it regular enough or lack the heart/ desire. Our tolerance for 'almost' and 'one day' is killing the football.



22 Dec 2017 07:18:03
There is nothing like the fickleness of fans.
Putting last year's comments together with the last day or so, It is an absolute disaster to get knocked out of a competition that last year was supposedly only a Mickey Mouse cup and not worth anything.
Stuff happens. Move on.


1.) 22 Dec 2017 08:00:34
It’s almost as if some people just like to overreact and moan on here, surely not though!

2.) 22 Dec 2017 09:16:54
DW and GDS. Personally, I didn't post as our team were not even worthy of a comment. We were shambolic and unfit and unprepared to match their work rate. But if you think that people are overreacting when they see our team out fought and out desired by a lesser team (No disrespect to Bristol city), then it shows how out of touch you are.

If we get blown apart by Barcelona or Real then we can hold our hand up and admit to being beaten by better sides, but we must never think it's ok to be beaten by a side who has more desire and are prepared to work harder. That's unacceptable I'm afraid.

3.) 22 Dec 2017 09:25:28
GDS2 - Or maybe people just say what they think and some class it as an over reaction or a moan.

DW20 - For years Utd supporters classed the league cup as a Mickey Mouse cup and as a club we saw it as a chance to play the youngsters, we also ridiculed teams playing on a Thursday night in Europe, but suddenly that changed last year. The realisation that we were no longer serious title contenders made some supporters revalue these competitions last season and competitions that had previously been subject to ridicule were now our best bet for success. Even this season most people would say if they were honest that on Weds night we lost one of our best chances of success. On Weds morning did we have more chance of winning the League Cup, the league or the Champions League?

You call it fickleness, I call it the stark reality of where we are at the moment as a football club, we are no longer the best team and suddenly competitions that were low on Fergie's radar are our best chance of success.
I would suggest the fact that we fielded a team of 10 internationals, not a team mainly made up of Youth players and still lost compounded people's frustrations. Over the 90mins I thought we didn't play well but if luck was on our side we would have won the game.

4.) 22 Dec 2017 09:54:52
good post keanooh.

5.) 22 Dec 2017 10:33:34
I don't think the fan's are fickle, we just want a team that competes and shows a little of what Utd are all about. We like to see a team performing well and doing their utmost to win the ball back when possession is lost, what we hate is seeing a team backing off and letting the opposition get to our penalty area and having to make last ditch tackles or hope the opposing attackers have an off day or DDG can pull off a string of saves. SAF ensured we had the fittest team in the league during his tenure, the current team looks like one of the most unfit in the top flight. I do not now if there is any concentration on passing training during the training sessions because looking at the matches there can't be any. I'm not looking at the SAF years with rose tinted (I know we sometimes won games when we were fundamentally outplayed) but we got the basics right, the current team has been getting results but IMHO we were outplayed by both West Brom and Bournemouth in our last two league games. The trend of getting outplayed by nearly all of our opponents is a disturbing one and the luck we have been enjoying regarding getting results from such games will surely run out and see us suffering a pasting.

6.) 22 Dec 2017 10:48:28

I said surely not so I agree with you.

7.) 22 Dec 2017 11:59:50
GDS. It's Christmas and thanks for agreeing
Keanooh and georgie have nailed it. I think there is a disturbing lack of desire and work rate in the team. I mentioned it after the Bournemouth game. We also got out fought against City, Bristol City, Huddersfield, Chelsea. The list goes on.
United definitely look the unfittest team around and this lack of closing down or running into space is at the crux of the matter and I have to say that it irks most of the fans who sit in our stand at the ground.
Question is, does mourinho know this and doesn't care or are the players not giving their all for the cause? Whatever reason, it is the worst attitude to have in life. If they try 100% and fail, then most on here cannot complain. But to go out on the field fully knowing that Bristol City were going to be at it and not bother to match them is disgusting.

8.) 22 Dec 2017 16:59:18
Well it’s not something I say often but I agree with Schmid, there does seem to be a lack or effort and urgency. We do loook sluggish compared to pretty much every other team.

9.) 22 Dec 2017 17:38:05
I too find myself on the same side of the wall as NoMid. Who'd have thought, eh NM 😀.

10.) 22 Dec 2017 18:06:36
Stevie, we’ve succumbed to the dark side. Use the force Stevie.

11.) 22 Dec 2017 21:25:18
GDS Post was somewhat tongue in cheek and I think I did get a bit of overreaction though a load of comments I mainly agree with.
We are a little sensitive. Sorry to wind you all up, but I really do think the glass is more than full.

12.) 23 Dec 2017 11:51:49
Welcome to the dark side Stevie. 😊. You'll find people like me, stuck in the 70s and wishing we can play football like Docherty's teams. Then we wake up and realise the number 42 56 buses parked in front of DDG and all our midfielders and attackers sat inside the buses as they can't be arsed tracking back or running into spaces. And Jose is the bus conductor asleep due to his own tactics.
Happy Christmas Stevie.



09 Sep 2017 16:55:46
I get a feeling it might not be Liverpool, year. Still they unlike us have, out of necessity, learned patience.
I do fancy our chances though.


{Ed002's Note - No, they learned transition.}




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20 Mar 2018 08:50:04
DSG, Fault prone so you're happy to see him go and yet so good the defence rest on their laurels? Make up your mind!
I haven't totted it up, but DDG must be responsible for a decent handful of our points.




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15 Mar 2018 16:45:45
GDS. I have been very pro Jose. I am not reacting to one game. I am just beginning to wonder whether unknowingly my optician gave me lenses with rose tint. Just honest wondering. I agree with much that you have written but the opinion expressed in this post is the only two ways I can see to rationalise what we have been seeing week by week.




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26 Jan 2018 19:47:06
Just seen a quote today saying no more signs so that makes my post irrelevant unless we all end up eating our hats.




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26 Jan 2018 19:34:52
Should add that good players are welcome as well as rabbits!




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20 Jan 2018 11:39:32
Nobody else seems to have heard it. Some Liverpool or Arsenal fan is pulling your chain.





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15 Apr 2018 18:46:37
High paid, spoiled players. Hang your heads in shame. I suppose that you won't even have a few sleepless moments of reflection.




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20 Mar 2018 10:55:59
I think it's tactical. Distract the opposition and then score.
Whilst posting, I think that Pogba will be a club legend. I not so sure that the club will be the one we all support.




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18 Mar 2018 17:54:38
I whole heartedly agree. When allowed to do so the team play more than half decently. Tight defensive tactics against "lesser" teams and they are really not interested. It is not what they came here for. This is practical unspoken dissent and it will only be a matter of time before there is a public blowout of some sort. Until the last few weeks I have always maintained that it would be next season that we would see a real Jose team.

Sadly with no consistent progression towards really competing at the top level, I live in hope, but rational thought gives me grave doubt. With hindsight whatever one thought of LVG, there is case to be made that his signings, on balance, were better (and better value) than JM. I don't think Jose is happy here and I think in recent days he is playing for the sack and a big pay out.

I know many will argue that league poison doesn't lie, and that we are improving, but for me our league position owes more to wins and draws won by luck and by the skin of our teeth due to grim defending to see out games rather than any real improvement. Also we need to recognise where we might be without DDG.
In fairness to our players, I do believe they are better than they are being allowed to be. This belief is what has made me come to the point that Jose is not our future.

Rant over. Differing views respected. I really hope I am wrong. If not, the immediate future is bleak.




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17 Mar 2018 23:26:58
For me the problem is I consistently. I venture to suggest that we play reasonably well when Jose slips the leash and allows them to play.
Put them back in a tight tactical box and they can't be bothered. That, I find is what frustrates me and, I believe, the players. No players come to MU play anything other than exiting expansive football. They are hacked off, it shows, and reluctantly I understand.




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06 Mar 2018 08:44:45
Beast, I basically agree, but worry about further exposure of our decidedly dodgy defence to further counter attacks. We only look good re goals conceded because of a world class goalkepper in DDG.
Fix the defence then I am with you 100%.