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10 Dec 2017 10:15:04
The day has arrived to show the world that this City team, lauded and eulogised by salivating journalist's are in fact fallible and vulnerable.

This is not a day for beautiful, champagne football. This is not a day for slow sideways and backwards passes. This is not a day to retreat or take a backwards step! On this day we fight! On this day we show character, we work hard, we contest every ball, every pass, every tackle, we play with fury and intensity and above all we believe! We believe in each other, we believe in the fans, we believe we can win. This is Old Trafford!

Hard work, intensity, organisation, concentration and belief will win us the game today. We need to test them like they haven't been tested before. Run the channels, get their defence turning, make tackles, put crosses and diagonal's into their box, contest the second balls, make them realise that this isn't a game of football but a game of character. It's about who wants to run further, about who wants to tackle harder, about who is prepared to sacrifice and not leave anything behind, it's about who wants it more! The time has arrived!

Sorry couldn't help myself. I've not been this excited for a game in ages!

Fascinating afternoon ahead!

Danny Lancs

1.) 10 Dec 2017 11:02:25
Danny you really sound like Leonora’s from 300 🤣 but nice 👍👍👏.

2.) 10 Dec 2017 11:14:48
Leonidas 😂.

3.) 10 Dec 2017 11:24:26
I know I'm sad sorry!

4.) 10 Dec 2017 11:44:58
Damn! It sounds like something that must be vociferoulsy spoken in the dressing room. ;)

5.) 10 Dec 2017 14:10:14
Oh Danny that was brilliant! I’m sure Jose will have these boys fired up and show the world that Manchester is still red.

6.) 10 Dec 2017 16:23:07
Are you some kind of inspiration public speaker? That gave me goosebumps 😂.

7.) 10 Dec 2017 18:35:02
And yet we had one effort on goal in the first half and about 30% possession.




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Manchester United v West Brom 15 April 2018 Review

16 Apr 2018 20:43:41
{Ed's Note - Danny Lancs has posted a new article entitled, Manchester United v West Brom 15 April 2018 Review

Danny Lancs

1.) 16 Apr 2018 21:51:47
Good post Danny sums up yesterday very well. I too am not so certain that when we strengthen in the summer we will play more attractive football. I think our defence is weak and Jose is compensating by protecting it. But our attacking players has been woeful all season. There is no style of play or identity and we are constantly relying on bits of magic to win us games. The players look like strangers when they attack. There are some very talented footballers in our team but if they are not being coached properly then it doesn’t matter how much talent you have got.

Jose needs to find a system and style and stick with it. Constantly changing is creating unrest and we are in the position where we still don’t have an understanding between the players on the pitch. Sidelining martial and rashford for Sanchez has proven to be a bad decision. However, martial was a joke when he was introduced yesterday. For a player with a point to prove he was languid and passive. If he doesn’t want to be here then he can be shown the door because I sick of these mentally weak snowflakes who pick and choose when they decide to turn it on.

I’m prepared to give Jose another year but I think we need to be looking for a suitable replacement. We need to find a way of getting the best out of the squad with a system. Finally we need to invest sensibly. It’s so bad but I come to expect these lacklustre performances from us these days. It’s become the norm and that’s the sad thing.

2.) 16 Apr 2018 22:59:35
Thanks Park, I blame the players more than the manager for y'days debacle but accept that he must also take some of the responsibility. It's his job to keep them hungry and motivated and most of them looked anything but!

These type of performances need to eradicated if we're to have any chance of challenging for the title next season. There's no doubt we've improved immeasurably in terms of points gained, goals scored and goals conceded but even I must admit that it's felt like a hard slog for the most part. Just as I think we're slowly getting it together they throw in another curve ball like y'day. It's just all so Infuriating!

3.) 17 Apr 2018 11:18:38
That’s issue Danny that when we have a great result we follow it up with a shocking performance. Liverpool and then Sevilla spring to mind. We are terrible inconsistent and as Gary Neville said last night that is difficult to coach out of certain players. Right when we seem to be turning a corner we loss in such a terrible way that it feels like doom and gloom. Like many have mentioned we really lack leaders and I can’t see any players in there that are like Rio, vidic, evra or Neville. We lost a whole host of leaders in one go and have never replaced them. Valencia being captain says it all. I’ve never heard him speak or do an interview and am pretty sure he can’t speak English! So in a way I can see jose’s Frustration. But he himself is not inspiring the team. It’s a very strange feeling being a united fan at the moment.



08 Apr 2018 13:23:25
Still buzzing from y'day.

It hasn't gone unnoticed to me that in the past couple of months we've twice managed to come from 2-0 down and win. Even more impressively both results came away from home and we also came from behind to beat Chelsea. So in the last few weeks we've managed to come from behind in some very important games and against two of our main rivals. These types of performances help to forge a real confidence and winning mentality throughout the squad. It helps to fuel a belief that we're never beaten and we're always in the game. The best sides are forged from these beliefs.

I think we saw y'day that Pogba and Sanchez can play together and it's no coincidence to me that in our biggest game, in our time of need our two most talented players dragged us back from the brink of a humbling and embarrassing defeat.

I accept that on occasions our football has been poor, we've looked disjointed, suffered some bad defeats (Sevilla hit me particularly hard) and we've been overly defensive but if we dare to look hard enough all the signs are there that Jose is slowly returning us into a top team.

Last year we had a long unbeaten run and he delivered two major trophies. This season we started well, played some good football and we're scoring goals. More recently we've started to win games coming from behind even away from home and against our biggest rivals. We haven't been able to do this since Fergi retired. Old Trafford is gradually becoming the fortress of old and this season we've now beaten City, Chelsea, Spurs, Liverpool and Arsenal.

It takes time to build a team. Jose inherited an unbalanced squad built haphazardly full of either ageing or average players with no character or personality. We'd lost all direction, become a shadow of our former selves and we're cruising into a period of apathy and mediocrity.

Jose has changed that and challenged the players to deliver more. Even Pogba, one of Jose players and our most expensive acquisition can't escape those standards.

Performances like y'day, whilst far from perfect are further proof that we're not that far away. He's building momentum, improving and whilst it's been a hard watch at times I urge patience and restraint. The signs are there if you just dare to believe them!

Danny Lancs

1.) 08 Apr 2018 13:43:07
Great post Danny. Well done 👍.

{Ed004's Note - I think we are starting to see Jose settling on a team and formation as well. He will have specific targets in the summer to improve on our weak spots and I can only see us improving again next season}

2.) 08 Apr 2018 13:57:46
Well said Ed004.
Most importantly I hope Pogba calms himself down and work out with Jose and that Pogba-Sanchez partnership strengthen. We can of course then reward Pogba with a better contract. Perform and you’ll be rewarded. Also captaincy to Pogba.
(All the players will have red hairstyles including the manager)? 🤣🤣🤣.

{Ed004's Note - If Pogba performed in every game like he did yesterday in that second half he would be the perfect captain. I think I celebrated his tackle on Otamendi more than his goals. It was good seeing a team that couldnt be bullied or pushed around}

3.) 08 Apr 2018 14:17:08
I missed the game after we’re down 2 and watched golf. When I came back I was pleasantly surprised to see we’re up 3-2 🤣🤣🤣. Watched to highlights after that and felt so proud.
I totally agree with what you saying about Pogba. He has the potential of a great player and a leader (which I am sure the high profile he likes) .

4.) 08 Apr 2018 18:12:38
666 you weren't the only one, ashamed to say I did the same. Only put it back on when I looked at my twitter and saw it was 2-2. Think we need to go and stand in the naughty corner for non believers.

5.) 09 Apr 2018 05:41:34
Allan I didn’t give up as I told Slate.
I was rooting for Tiger coming back in golf and was hoping he would catch up from Rd3. Unfortunately he still WIP as is our football team 😉. By the time I came back we were already pleasantly up 3-2. Sad miss but happy we won.
Another issue is that I cannot stand hearing the pundits and commentators being so negative about us. Everyone hoping we lose but hey we disappointed them 👏🤣.
Anyway we’re still in 2nd place and need to maintain that till end of season and try to win the FA Cup. Must not be complacent.



07 Apr 2018 17:22:25
I like the look of our team today!

I expect us to play on the front foot and players such as Pogba, Sanchez, Lingard and Herrera should bring good energy and intensity to the team. We will see!

Danny Lancs

1.) 07 Apr 2018 18:05:00
Oh dear this could be a landslide. Bring back Jose’s bus.

2.) 07 Apr 2018 18:25:20
This. Could easily be 5 nil by now. What a shambles.

3.) 07 Apr 2018 18:44:16
Don’t know if you heard the Liverpool fans ambushed Jose’s bus. Had to go back to the garage for repairs, so all out attack it is.



22 Mar 2018 11:29:16
Just been reading with interest that Liverpool are planning to further develop Anfield and increase the capacity in excess of 60,000.

City are in the process of increasing their capacity with Spurs, Chelsea and even Everton building new modern stadiums all significantly increasing on their current capacities.

I think it's about time Manchester United started the re development of the South Stand and push our capacity towards 90,000.

In my opinion Old Trafford (certainly during the Fergie era) has always been a huge attraction. The history and sheer size of the place must make it a magical place to play for any footballer. However with a lot of top Clubs either improving or moving into new stadiums we are set to lose this advantage. We must modernise, keep ourselves ahead of the competition, prove to the rest that we won't rest on our laurels and demonstrate that not only are we still the biggest Club in England but offer an attractive and viable alternative to both Real Madrid and Barcelona. Our stadium, our beloved Old Trafford, The Theatre of Dreams should be a shining beacon of our strength and power.

I think this is crucial to the future of our Club and at the moment I just see us getting dragged back into the pack.

If we have to sell the naming rights to Old Trafford in order to fund it then so be it. Alternatively we could sell the advertising rights to the name of the stands. We could have the Budweiser Stratford End or the Kellogg's K Stand, whatever it takes to stay ahead.

With the increased capacity I'd like to see all hospitality and corporate seating moved to the North and South stands with lower and subsidised tickets behind both goals in particular the Stratford End. I wouldn't even be against certain sections behind the goals returning to pay at the turnstile, with affordable beverages inside, meaning fans would arrive earlier helping build the atmosphere before KO.

I've enjoyed reading stories from AJH, RedMan and others re counting their experiences before football became showbiz entertainment and sterile.

I can see no reason why football can't be returned to its working class roots and still live side by side with the corporate executives. Some willingness on behalf of the Club and creative thinking is all that's needed.

We need to stay ahead of the competition, now is the time to be brave not only on the field but off it as well.

Danny Lancs

1.) 22 Mar 2018 11:48:32
Good post Danny. I agree I think we have to extend the capacity at old Trafford especially with the rivals increasing or building new stadiums. I personally wouldn’t sell rights to the stands like you suggested because I feel that is the final step in selling our soul to the corporate beast. Already we seem to be more interested in commercial deals as opposed to investing to win the top honours. Really the most important thing is to get us winning on the pitch because there is a whole new generation of young football fans that we will lose to city and other teams and that could be damaging for the future. Increasing the stadium is important but we need to recapture what made people fall in love with Man Utd. The passion, the entertainment and most importantly the glory. We do that and we will still be a step above the chasing pack.

2.) 22 Mar 2018 12:06:08
Thanks Park, I totally understand your point about corporate sponsorship but if that's the difference between funding the stadium and still remaining competitive in the transfer market then maybe it's a pill will might need to swallow. Anything that can give us the competitive edge. The naming of the stands was a bit tongue in cheek but naming rights for Old Trafford are a potentially vast untapped resource. As long as any money generated would go straight back into the Club I think is something worth considering at the very least pal.

3.) 22 Mar 2018 12:16:06
I think we should develop the stadium also, however I'd be more inclined to give fans enough room to actually sit/ move around comfortably rather than cramming them in like sardines, might make fans feel the club cares about them rather than their money which in turn might have a positive effect on the atmosphere at the ground? Just a thought.

4.) 22 Mar 2018 12:40:11
Yeh that’s true Danny. I think we have to be realistic and move with the times otherwise we will be left behind. You are right the key is the money earned being re invested in the club. I thought the moving of fans to the L stand against Brighton was a really positive step and the atmosphere was definitely much better. We need to get the stadium bouncing off each other and so I love the idea about the turnstiles or cheaper seats in the heart of the Stretford end.

Dbrooks I would like to see the reintroduction of safe standing. Dortmund’s yellow wall is a sight to behold and the atmosphere is unbelievable. Whenever I get the opportunity to go the old Trafford I always get a ticket in the Stretford end as I prefer standing and the atmosphere is so much better. I’ve been told to sit down whilst sitting in other areas of the ground. Things like this will pack a huge difference in the atmosphere. It’s a universal problem though as most big clubs in England have pretty poor atmosphere.

5.) 22 Mar 2018 14:25:39
Haha DBrookes, I am guessing you have never been in an all standing stadium? Going to a football Match and moaning about legroom, Jesus Christ.


I would be against any commercialisation of the stadium myself to be honest, it will always be old Trafford to many people even if it had a different name, the MEN arena hasn’t been called that for 7 years but you would be hard pushed to find someone in Manchester who doesn’t call it that now (I know this is commercial as well just making a point) .

Doubt they would change the name to Stratford End as well unless we are looking at moving the club closer to our southern supporters ;)

6.) 22 Mar 2018 15:11:29
GDS2 - Exactly it will always be Old Trafford but if sponsorship provided the money to modernise and increase the capacity then I personally wouldn't be against it.

I get your point and if money can be raised by other means then so be it. I'm assuming increasing the capacity would require a massive financial commitment and my worry would be we may struggle to compete in the transfer market as well as financing stadium improvements.

I really think it's important to keep progressing and maintain that competitive edge in every aspect of the Club. The playing field has been levelled and other Clubs are catching up fast.

7.) 22 Mar 2018 19:27:28
I wouldn't mind the introduction of safe standing either and believe it would be the best solution for the lower tiers. However upper tiers people should be given adequate room if they are forced to sit like they are at the moment. I'm sorry but if £50 for a seat that doesn't really have enough room for you to sit down already has fans annoyed before the games have even started. Btw no I have not been to an all standing ground but I also fail to see any relevance in that.



17 Mar 2018 12:31:02
We can debate tradition, heritage, history, tactics or style until we're all blue in the face but it won't make a drop of difference.

The brutal truth is we now play the Jose way. We now dance to his tune, we now follow his ideology. He won't change the very principles that has brought him success his entire career. He's even come out and said it now.

My stance is this. He got it wrong on Tuesday night. Terribly wrong. That being said maybe we all under under estimated Sevilla. Three Europa League's in a row and a Spanish Cup final tells you that are no mugs. We didn't play well on the night and we're out. At the highest level, especially in Europe if you don't turn up you go home it's as simple as that.

The board are only interested in pounds and pence, increasing revenue and exploiting the brand. A top 4 finish is their idea of panacea so don't expect Jose to be going anywhere anytime soon.

To his distractors, if you don't like the brand of football vote with your feet. This is the only currency the board understands.

To the rest let's accept this is the Jose show. It might not be the Utd way but we can't argue that it hasn't brought him success at several different clubs across Europe's top leagues. History tells us he won't be here forever. I was angry, I'm still hurting but maybe the only way we will be able to judge his reign is after he's gone and hope for better days ahead. Let him do his job, trust his pedigree and console ourselves in the fact that even though the football may never be thrilling the trophy cabinet may still yet tell another story.

It's far to early to judge Just yet.

Danny Lancs

1.) 17 Mar 2018 14:05:06
Im with you danny. If the board back him and its the same this time next year and we have not improved style wise and result wise then ill change my tune. But for me he took over the worst squad in recent history that needed major surgery in almost evrry position. It has been done in smaller bites than say chelsea and city did. I trust him to get it right. So far he has tbis bunch in 2nd place that's huge improvement on the last 4 seasons.
The style arguments are right too. That needs improving too.

2.) 17 Mar 2018 14:45:31
Agree with both of you.

Style will not really change to be fair. It will just be more effective once he has the bought the right players or if the existing players decide to change their attitude and work on the same length as the manager.

3.) 17 Mar 2018 14:46:18
I agree Ken. People like to dismiss the first 5 years under Fergi and pretend it didn't happen. I don't remember too much cavalier football being played back then.

Don't get me wrong I'm no fool and I know the landscape of football has changed considerably since then but as we've been taking about history maybe we should heed a lesson from our own past and put more faith and trust in a man with a proven pedigree and track record and dare to believe better times lie ahead.

4.) 17 Mar 2018 16:39:07
People have dodgy memories. To say it took SAF 5 years to pay to attractive football is complete nonsense. He arrived in Nov ‘86, we won the FA Cup in 1990, his third full season. We won the Cup Winners Cup the year after and I remember us beating Arsenal 6-2 at Highbury in ‘90.

SAF’s issue was he finished second in his first full season and he says himself he should have started rebuilding earlier than he did. City smashed us 5-1 at Main Rd in ‘89 which was when it was getting very rough. That was the season that caused people to question him and 1990 wasn’t much better but we won the Cup and the rest is history.

It may have taken some time for the full beautiful football to arrive but we rarely played for a draw, set up to defend, stifle the opposition. People have very strange memories when it comes to SAf’s early years. He bought some dodgy players and it took him a couple of years to find a winning formula, but his team always tried to win.

5.) 17 Mar 2018 16:46:09
Loved it . We all now know he is here to stay and if he departs then we will have to sack him. He is building an empire and a couple more pieces and it will be complete. BORN WINNER😆😆.




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07 Apr 2018 00:20:51
Just out of interest what's the asking price please Ed?

Danny Lancs

{Ed002's Note - The figure is unrelated to what Manchester United would receive from any transfer - it is rather higher. It is no different from the deal Manchester United signed up to when the two other interested sides would not go near the deal Mino was demanding.}



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10 Mar 2018 21:45:43

Thanks mate, so glad we won today but I'm worried about Tuesday night I think it's a really tricky game.

Danny Lancs



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09 Mar 2018 23:20:38
Just read Martial is out as well!

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09 Mar 2018 22:49:19
I'm Pogba's biggest fan but even I have to admit he's been really poor since the Spurs defeat.

I feel almost stupid saying this but could it be a blessing in disguise?
Nah who am I kidding?!

On the other hand It may just allow Jose to pick his preferred formation of 4-2-3-1 safe in the knowledge that the two midfielders will hold their position and not vacate the midfield leaving us vulnerable to the counter attack.

If Pogba is injured I'd be tempted to play Carrick (big ask I know) next to Matic, with Martial left (if fit) Sanchez behind Lukaku and Mata on the right.

Carrick is positionally astute and very good on the ball. He's brilliant at feeding passes into the forwards and will bring calmness, maturity and experience . My worry is he's struggled in the past when pressed quickly and we might end up getting over run in midfield. I thought Mctominay struggled in midweek and maybe he just needs a break after a very encouraging start to his career.

I think without Pogba we can't really deploy a three man midfield and I'd rather see an extra attacker than Fellaini coming in to replace Pogba.

Mata came on last week and knitted things together nicely and with Martial and Sanchez supporting Lukaku with the security of two holding midfielders we could potentially see the best of our attacking quartet.

Liverpool will play their usual game pressing high so in theory our attackers should have more space if we can beat their press. If Carrick can thread balls into Sanchez and Lukaku we could be in business. Maybe?!

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10 Dec 2017 11:24:26
I know I'm sad sorry!

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18 Apr 2018 10:50:31
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{Ed002's Note - You keep sharing the ignorance Danny. But not here any more.}



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18 Apr 2018 10:11:08
Ed 2 - There is nothing untrue or embarrassing about saying Chelsea sack their managers.

If this is not the case then please explain why without retorting to insults? If this is an ignorant point of view then maybe if you explained why I might change my point of view?

I read this site for information and to read other people's opinion's. I try to give my own opinion as eloquently as possible.

I don't think it's right just to label someone ignorant without explaining why? I understand that you don't have the time to reply in depth to every post and this is the Utd page. You obviously read some posts in exasperation but if you haven't got the time to explain why you think that view is wrong then maybe it's best just not to comment.

Anyway obviously you can do as you please and I wouldn't be so arrogant or condescending to tell you how to reply to your posts I was just trying to give you an insight of a person at the other end.

Danny Lancs

{Ed002's Note - It is untrue and you clearly have no idea about it. Why do you expect me to explain something about another club you don't understand on the Manchester United page? Try and stick to making statements that you know to be correct rather than making statements that are incorrect and therefore embarrassing. If you don't know then say nothing rather than making stuff up that simply makes you look stupid.}



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18 Apr 2018 09:47:13
Ok Ed Chelsea don't sack their managers?

If I don't understand something it's because it either doesn't make sense or it's not been explained properly.

I'm neither ignorant nor embarrassing and have never used such inflammatory or derogatory language to described other posters. No doubt if I did I'd get banned.

If you want to give information it has to be credible and make sense otherwise you get threads like this and when you refuse to explain your position you retort to personal insults.

Ed 1 - I also think that was very harsh on Timbo. We're only trying to establish why we're all toxics. Nobody comes on here to be personally insulted.

Danny Lancs

{Ed002's Note - 1. Your post was from a position of ignorance and made statements about another club that were untrue and embarrassing.

2. No one has said that you are "all toxics".

Perhaps you and Timbo should read the posts and replies more carefully before making any further comment?}



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17 Apr 2018 22:02:25
Football is a results business this is the one inescapable fact.

In every single Club in the land or the world for that matter if results are poor then the fans are unhappy. If results remain consistently poor then the fans demand change. This has happened at every single Club since the dawn of time.

So the Club had a plan. Well the first plan was to appoint a manager that not only hadn't won a single trophy but had failed to even win a single away game at Old Trafford, Anfield, Stamford Bridge or the Emirates. The Club decided to give this man a 6 year contract. The plan was to bring stability and continuity the plan was rubbish.

If we are to believe Ed 2 the Club had another cunning plan. They wanted to give another season to a manager that didn't like his sides to play a forward pass. A manager that preferred to play more football in his own box than the oppositions, a manager that finished outside the top 4 and the prize at the end of all this was Allegri! Brilliant!

Now I have nothing against Allegri, he's done a brilliant job at Juventus but there is absolutely no guarantee he would have been a success at Utd. The plan it would seem was to give this man a 5 year contract until he retired in 2022. It all sounds fabulous but we've forgotten one thing, the most important thing, football is a results business.

LVG ruined the plan not the fans.

If we have toxic fans then Chelsea have a toxic board. They sacked Jose, a man that brought them their first titles in over 50 years. They sacked Ancelotti after he won them the double, they sacked Di Matteo after he won them the Champions League, they sacked Scolari, a World Cup winner half way through his first season, they sacked Jose again and now their going to sack Conte.

This has nothing to do with toxic fans and everything to do with what happens on the pitch.

This is football that's all.

Danny Lancs

{Ed002's Note - You should start your posts "Speaking from a position of ignorance ..."

Clearly your knowledge of Chelsea is about zero - and it is certainly embrarrassing to read that.

I explained what happened at Manchester United at the time. Clearly you simply don't understand. It doesn't matter as it is very clear the truth is not what is wanted - I will hold back on most things going forward now.}



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16 Apr 2018 22:59:35
Thanks Park, I blame the players more than the manager for y'days debacle but accept that he must also take some of the responsibility. It's his job to keep them hungry and motivated and most of them looked anything but!

These type of performances need to eradicated if we're to have any chance of challenging for the title next season. There's no doubt we've improved immeasurably in terms of points gained, goals scored and goals conceded but even I must admit that it's felt like a hard slog for the most part. Just as I think we're slowly getting it together they throw in another curve ball like y'day. It's just all so Infuriating!

Danny Lancs