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16 Feb 2019 19:34:38
Ed002 how are you, Ed I was just wandering have man United any interest in joao felix.


1.) 16 Feb 2019 21:39:28
I don't think 002 Is talking to me๐Ÿ˜Ž
Anyway he is a good one for the future, would look good with the young talent we will have coming through in the next few years.

{Ed002's Note - I missed this sorry. Manchester United remain keen on an embarrassing number of JM targets and yes Felix Iโ€™d one.}

2.) 16 Feb 2019 22:28:30
Cheers Ed,

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}

3.) 16 Feb 2019 23:50:46
Why would it be embarrassing? Surely they paid JM to make such recommendations would seem to mad to disregard his input as he a top level coach and football manager.

{Ed002's Note - It is embarrassing as the club gave him little support and are now making a joke of themselves chasing after the targets he identified.}

4.) 17 Feb 2019 09:38:10
I see your point but think Jose made it so hard for people to back him it makes sense too.

5.) 17 Feb 2019 01:43:29
Surely just because JM happened to agree with many other pundits scouts and supporters on some of the best talent around in world football doesnโ€™t mean that they are looking to pursue โ€˜hisโ€™ targets after firing him. There are more opinions than JMโ€™s and it is possible for those opinions to be the same?
Felix is supposedly one of the best young talents in Europe so why would United not be interested, regardless of what JM thought?

{Ed002's Note - It was not him agreeing with pundits, scouts and supporters - his interest in him went back a very long way. The club failed to give him support yet are now looking at his targets. Embarrassing is the word.}

6.) 18 Feb 2019 19:01:20
Mourinho could have had as much support as he wanted yet he still wouldnโ€™t have won anything. No longer anywhere near the top of the game and and too arrogant to change his ways.

7.) 18 Feb 2019 20:08:38
Have to disagree panne. He hadnt the support he needed and i g3nuinely believe he will win major honours again.

And fyi. i consider the europa a win for jose, its a vup we hadne ever wone before as well.



15 Jul 2017 15:58:50
I read somewhere don't know if it's true or not that barcelona have to pay benfica 5 million for every 50 appearances semedo makes.




14 Jul 2017 14:22:01
Ed 002 if you have time, I'd like to ask you have United any interest in nainggolan?


{Ed002's Note - Roma are making significant changes this summer but he is not for sale right now.}

1.) 14 Jul 2017 15:23:36
Cheers ed.



02 May 2017 06:54:58
Boys I was looking in to what is going wrong for us and I came across this.
Total shots 387 (3rd) in league.
Shots on goal 199 (2nd)
Goals 51 7th
Ratio 13.2% (17th)
Now the last one is conversion ratio. 3 teams below us Sunderland already relegated and Middlesbrough nearly gone.
There's no getting away from it we need a world class striker.


1.) 02 May 2017 08:00:06
We need shooting practice.

2.) 02 May 2017 08:16:17
I say we need both.

3.) 02 May 2017 09:01:31
We had one in Zlatan and he was getting criticised in here!

Personally don't think our mids and wide players contribute anywhere nearly enough. Mata, Martial, Miki, Lingard, Rashford all should be scoring more than they do.

{Ed004's Note - We need both! We have missed some shocking chances this year. Hopefully it will improve next season when we have a settled team. Martial, Mata, Rashford and Mkhitarian have all shown in the past that they know where the net is}

4.) 02 May 2017 09:12:07
CSM I will fully agree with you.
Papers saying we need to break bank paying ยฃ155m for Greaseman. I'd rather use it to buy Duvall . Of all the times this is the first time I'm hearing Hargreaves talk sense. With ยฃ155m we could start a nuclear war against any country gosh. It's going crazy.
We can buy so many more players to strengthen other departments. I am against spending so much for Greaseman . ๐Ÿ˜ซ๐Ÿ˜ซ.

5.) 02 May 2017 10:42:33
Well if we do get this Greaseman fellow, the United machinery would be oiled well and run perfectly.

6.) 02 May 2017 11:35:37
Good post Leahy, I suppose that puts things into perspective and I totally agree with Eric that we need a lot more from our attacking players.

Whilst our finishing has been poor I'm not sure that tells the full story!

From memory despite our struggles in front of goal we've managed to get in front against Swansea, Bournemouth, Stoke and Arsenal at OT and we've surrendered leads against Everton away, Anderlect (twice) and Rostov in the Europa.

This suggests to me that even through the stats suggests that our defence is relatively solid we also have a vulnerability at the back that needs attention.

Titles are built on clean sheets and a good Utd team should not be surrendering leads to Swansea, Bournemouth and Stoke especially at OT. If we hang on and win two of those games we'd be 4 points better off and in pole position for top 4. We've conceded last minute goals to Arsenal and Everton, if we hang on to win one of those games that's another 2 points. Title winning teams should be scoring last minute winners not conceding them and holding onto leads especially at home.

It's been an incredibly frustrating season and with better finishing and defending a so far underwhelming season could have been very different.

The unbeaten run is positive and demonstrates a degree of mental toughness and resilience. Moving forward we need to take care of the little details which make the big difference. Concentration at the back and clinical ruthlessness up front. Unfortunately it's these details that cost the money. On one hand we've very close on the other we're a million miles away, I suppose it just depends on what side of the fence you sit.

7.) 02 May 2017 11:36:06
Slippery slope boys this one.

8.) 02 May 2017 12:29:03
If we are going to spend stupid money we should be looking at dybala or lewondonski.
Or John Travolta would be a good grease man.

9.) 02 May 2017 13:07:56
Travolta's movement not quite what it used to be.

10.) 02 May 2017 13:40:45
That's what I am saying. We should not be overspending on Greaseman.
He is good but I am sure there are better buys around. Not spending so much on just one player.
I'd rather we buy others like Thomas Mooler.
Else Loowandowski is also a good buy.
Alternatively, we can buy the guy from Spurs, Cane?

11.) 02 May 2017 14:56:47
Michael Caine might be more likely.

12.) 02 May 2017 15:13:34
Travolta is fast like grease lightning.

13.) 03 May 2017 00:03:23
Yeah Caine and Travolta makes a great team.

{Ed007's Note - Don't you mean couple?}

14.) 03 May 2017 04:23:15
That's why you're Bond. You're absolutely right. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚.

{Ed007's Note - A match made in Xenu.}



01 Jul 2016 15:23:25
Ed02 are manchester united putti g through a bid for pogba, and if the fee is met do u see him moving back to manchester.


{Ed002's Note - It will be a little clearer on Tueday evening, perhaps Wednesday.}

1.) 01 Jul 2016 15:37:14
Cheers ed.

2.) 01 Jul 2016 15:59:40
Ed002, 2hats your thoughts on it? Is this a case of utd being stupid enough to pay more than anyone else, as you've previously suggested, or do you think this has the potential to be a good deal?

I may be being a but stupid, as you've said he doesn't want to come here and that RM is his preference, but I don't know how common it is for a big name player to not go straight to his preferred choice and as such the potential trouble it can cause.

{Ed002's Note - I don't understand your post at all. I have explained that after a meeting on Tuesday it may be clearer in terms of what will be happening. I have no idea what you are prattling on about nor what you find confusing from my very short and very simple comment.}

3.) 01 Jul 2016 16:01:57
Would you mind elaborating on the significance of Tuesday/ Wednesday?
Thanks for info updates 002.

{Ed002's Note - It is unimportant.}

4.) 01 Jul 2016 16:20:11
Let be put it anither way Ed.

Previously you said this :

{Ed002's Note - The deal is simple - if MU pay way more than one would expect for the player and way, way, way, over the odds in fees, they might be able to sign a player who wants to move to Real Madrid. }

Given that comment and the fact we may now sign him, I'm asking 2 things.

1. Is this a case of utd paying way over the odds compared to what other clubs are prepared to pay?

2. How unusual is it for a big player to not get his first choice club, and how much of a problem would you expect that to cause when playing for his 2nd / 3rd etc choice club?

{Ed002's Note - The situation is as I explained. And it changes nothing in terms of what I said.}

5.) 01 Jul 2016 16:29:28
I think we should hold any Pogba questions until Wednesday chaps eh? No point in continually asking questions, when the answer has been given and nothing is known further for 5 days. I get p*ssed off with myself that I sit reading the same question over and over, so god knows how the eds cope.

6.) 01 Jul 2016 16:38:44
Agree brendan I can see it going the way of the pear with ed002 and we have only just got him/ her back and loads of the longer term posters are coming back too it's great atm.
I hope no one f##ks it up.

7.) 01 Jul 2016 16:42:18
If it's unimportant why is it significant ed?

{Ed002's Note - All of the detail of what is happening is not worth my explaining.}

8.) 01 Jul 2016 16:44:41
I agree with Brendan81. it is great to finally have ed02 back. he has told us it will be clearer next week. let's wait until next week to ask for further information even though it may be killing you inside as you want as much info now as you can get.

9.) 01 Jul 2016 16:44:42
Good shout bren.
I know you don't think we should sign pogba. What do you make of zlatan signing?
And mhyk?

10.) 01 Jul 2016 16:45:38
I'm not trying to piss people off. But I'm curious how unusual it is for a player to move to a club that isn't his first choice.

In the real world lots of us work for companies that don't even reach our top 100 first choices.

I suppose if di Maria is anything to go off, it typically ends badly when you're a highly paid elite footballer.

11.) 01 Jul 2016 17:07:35
Ed002, will Pogba be involved in the Brexit negotiations and if so what hairstyle will he have?

12.) 01 Jul 2016 17:27:58
That a question to me Ken? :-)

13.) 01 Jul 2016 17:44:59
Mourinho's formal unveiling to media will be on Tuesday. One of the significant events related to United.

14.) 01 Jul 2016 18:00:29
Calm down lads, the man said it would be clearer tue. or wed.

15.) 01 Jul 2016 18:09:23
Yes Brendan.

16.) 01 Jul 2016 18:55:16
I would have no problems going for Pogba if he hadn't left as he had, saying it was due to playing time, when it seems it wasn't, from things people have said. That plus the fact he wants Real not us, makes me want him less, and ยฃ80m+ is way over priced, but we have been silly in the recent past.
Zlatan in terms of quality, experience and the effect he could have on the younger players and squad as a whole, may be ok short term, but I worry as it will be all about him and nothing else, which might not be good. Then again he could have an Eric effect, and who would moan about that?
Micky, I've not seen enough to give a fair assessment. The bits I've seen of him playing at Dortmund, he seems quick, skilful, has a good shot and can pass the ball well. He along with Martial and Rashford could give some serious speed going forward, which would bring some much needed excitement back to the team.

17.) 01 Jul 2016 22:00:32
If I had to name a 100 companies I'd be down to my local kebab shop and taxi rank before half way.

18.) 02 Jul 2016 01:01:22
Love it RedD

I'm not trying to be a tw41 and ruin the site for everyone, but,

19.) 02 Jul 2016 14:12:41
ED 002 u crack me up! :D.




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05 Mar 2019 22:00:39
The Dutch are back, go on Daley blind.


1.) 05 Mar 2019 22:44:27
Historical, Young players really stepped up today to deliver a brilliant performance.
Van De Beek, is this player not linked with any big clubs?



13 Feb 2019 20:55:35
Declan rice declares for England.
First they take our potatoes now they take our rice๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚.


1.) 13 Feb 2019 21:51:21
You mean the guy who was born in England, as well as his parents, he has two Irish Grandparents. It's a ridiculous rule, you should only be allowed to play for your country of birth or the country you spent the majority of your childhood as I can understand how growing up in a country will probably make you feel more closely associated with that country.

Everything else is a cop out to play international football.

2.) 13 Feb 2019 22:33:09
Spot on shapoy but we need the players, but when he thought he had no chance of playing for England he had no problem playing for Ireland,
Now the rules are all over the shop.
For me I'd know what country I'd be playing for from a young age,
The question is if you play for a country underage that's your country full stop.

3.) 13 Feb 2019 22:34:56
I think he was just making a joke.

4.) 13 Feb 2019 22:39:10
I was sepp.

5.) 13 Feb 2019 22:40:58
Anyway it's all about the money now, is he worh more in the transfer market now cause he is an English player.

6.) 13 Feb 2019 23:19:13
Welcome to my world, Leahy ;)

7.) 14 Feb 2019 07:44:18
Correct decision for the lad. Terrible way to go about it.

I'm Irish, have an English son. Born and raised in London. What's not to say he feels more aligned to the Irish side of his family when he grows up and wants to play football for them, that's if he is good enough of course.

Who is anyone to tell him any different?

8.) 14 Feb 2019 08:58:45
Angel, as pointed out by Pellegrini in relation to Declan Rice. If your good enough you'll play for England, if not then you'll play for Ireland. Lol.

9.) 14 Feb 2019 09:30:24
Spot on, Angel. My young lad's half Scottish, but he would never think of playing for them given the chance. He's lived all his life in Northern Ireland. Breaks his mother's heart ๐Ÿ˜.

10.) 14 Feb 2019 11:17:53
Sly digs like that, I would have thought were beneath you shaps. maybe not.

Still doesn't answer the question I posed above. Who's to tell my son as and English born boy who is steeped in Irish history that as he was born here he can only play for England.

You're usually a good Poster, but that above is a load of tosh.

11.) 14 Feb 2019 11:59:30
When your young enough and good enough to play for a country at under age you decide then who you play for, it not a problem, then and you cut out all of this.

12.) 14 Feb 2019 12:16:55
Angel, its a "banter" site, no such thing as sly digs just good natured banter. Being Irish I would have thought you would have a sense of humour.

On to your question does your lad speak with an Irish accent? Does he identify as Irish? What about him other than having an Irish parent makes him Irish?

I understand as a proud Irishmen you would want your son to represent your country. However, how much he truly feels "Irish" might be hard for you to ascertain.

Would he feel at home living in Cork or Limerick, Galway or Dublin? Would he feel that he is where he belongs?

If so then he might well identify as Irish. However, international football needs to be built on a set of rules, firm, clear and non-negotiable rules.

If we are going to compete under the banner of nationality then there needs to be a clear line between what makes you that nationality or not. Otherwise its not really international football at all.

At the end of the day all human life started in what is Ethiopia today, so should everyone have to play for that national side? No clearly not, that's ridiculous.

So a line needs to be drawn somewhere. Personally I don't agree with "nationalised" status if that happened during adulthood. If you grow up in a country I can understand why you feel attached to that country more so than the country of your birth.

Should you be allowed to represent a country you have never lived in? that maybe your parents have never lived in? That you can't speak the national language of? For me the answer to all three should be no. I would argue that you do not have a stronger link to that country than the country of your birth or the country that you grew up in or the country of your mother tongue.

The grandparent rule is ridiculous and only in place for countries to pick players better than they can produce but not good enough for the country of the players birth.

In 1998 when "France" won the world cup it was a shambles. You had players from the four corners of the world playing in that side. Trezeguet wasn't even born in the same continent. When there are currently 38 Brazilian born players currently representing countries around the world that AREN'T Brazil it makes a mockery of International football.

If 90% of the Irish national team only "qualified" to play for Ireland through their grandparents would you truly consider that an accurate representation of Ireland?

22 of the 25 man squad never lived in Ireland, don't have Irish accents, don't truly know Irish culture and certainly haven't lived or experienced it.

I understand why you would want your son to represent YOUR country, but just be aware that it is YOUR country and not his.

13.) 14 Feb 2019 12:55:54
Shappy, you're missing the point. I will be very happy for my son to play for England should he desire. I've no issues at all.

My point is, who is to tell him he can't play for Ireland going your point of 'should be born there or grown up there'?

All in all, international football is a joke. But I feel my point still stands. I hope he grows up to be as connected to Ireland as he can particularly through his family.

But it will be his choice should he want to play for Ireland and feel nobody should be allowed to tell him otherwise.

If he is good enough to play for England I'd be just as proud.

14.) 14 Feb 2019 13:19:40
Angel, So should he be allowed to play for Brazil? Or France? Or Germany?

Who should tell him he can't? There are always rules, what I'm suggesting is that they aren't strict enough at the moment and I feel they have been relaxed with the intention of getting more higher quality players in to International tournaments. However, in doing so they undermine the idea of it being an international tournament. I disagree with having managers from different countries. If you are competing as a country then you should be hiring and playing people who are genuinely from your country.

Players like George Best never got to play at the World cup, should he have been allowed to play for England just so he can play in the tournament? No, and in that instance we are talking about one of the best footballers to have ever played.

There are rules and they are in place to protect the integrity of the tournament. I don't think allowing players to represent countries they have never lived in or have a genuine connection to should be allowed to play for those countries.

15.) 14 Feb 2019 15:15:00
I get where you're coming from Shaps, and I do think it probably should be restricted to parent's nationality. But it's easier to preach about strict nationality rules, when you belong to a country with a population of 60 million. Smaller nations don't have that luxury of a large talent pool, and if they're not allowed to use every advantage within the rules, then you may us well just let the big nations play each other all the time, because the chances of smaller nations staying competitive are greatly reduced.

16.) 14 Feb 2019 16:37:22
And sorry shaps. Sometimes hard to read between lines. I do have a great sense of humour, I swear ๐Ÿ˜‚.

17.) 14 Feb 2019 16:38:27
Good point nou. International sports have become a joke though. Look at rugby, cricket etc.

18.) 14 Feb 2019 19:34:06
Stevie, are you taking the P? You had Georgie Best, so don't preach about smaller nations not having the talent.

On a serious note though I get what your saying. However, that still allows larger nations to abuse the system like France in 98, Germany with Kevin Kuranyi, Portugal with Deco or Italy with Thiago Motta.

These aren't small nations that typically struggle to qualify.

I feel the rule need to be stricter if you want to call it an international tournament. However, I do concede that the qualification process needs addressing so the smaller nations aren't shoved to the periphery as they currently are. Unfortunately the money is made by the "big" or "famous" football nations being at the tournament so they do rig it to make sure they are more likely to qualify with the seeding system. It sucks, but money makes the world go round, or so they say.

19.) 14 Feb 2019 20:14:10
Shapps, we are talking about a kid who's dad is Irish. If he feels more Irish than English due to his heritage and family, then who is anyone to tell him different. He is 1st gen and entitled to travel with his Irish passport. My boy is Irish and English, can play for who he wants.

Why would he be allowed to play for Germany or Brazil, using random countries to try and illustrate a point that makes no sense.

You stated if he's born in a country or grew up in a country then that's who he should play for. And I say nonsense to that. I'm arguing that point.

There should be a line, I think the Declan rice scenario was nonsense. His dad wasn't even born in Ireland. But the fact that he played for us all the way to and even 3 senior caps and then could change allegiance. That was nonsense too.

But born or raised in a country and can only play for that country I think is just silly.

I've got plenty of mates that are born and raised here but both parents are Irish and feel more connected to Ireland than most Irish born people I know. Using your logic, they wouldn't be allowed to represent Ireland. But in no way do they feel English?

20.) 14 Feb 2019 21:46:11
Or graham le saux or terry butcher or john barnes
Lots of english examples too left out of your post.

If the rules are there its up to the player. Rice is doing what he feels is right. I don't think he will play 10 games for england but its his choice he has to go with his heart.
Ray houghton had the best record imo a scots man scoring for ireland to win a match in euro 88 against england the stuff of dreams. ๐Ÿ˜‚.

21.) 15 Feb 2019 07:41:15
Angel, my point of throwing countries like Brazil in there is because you said "who is to say who my son can or cannot play for? "

Yet your happy to accept he can't play for Brazil.

So my point has always been about where that line should be drawn.

Your point seemed like you were saying there should be no line. Yet you agree he shouldn't play for Brazil thus contradicting yourself on there being a line somewhere. My point was to highlight that you yourself would put boundaries on what is and isn't allowed. So you can't really then go on to say no one can place boundaries.

It's tricky, especially between England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. As the cultures are very similar. Yet if you agree that there is a difference between English and Irish culture then a line can be drawn.

Personally though my understanding of how people develop and gain an Identity I feel that you really do need to spend a significant part of your childhood in a country enveloped in that countries culture to adapt and adopt that country as the over riding part of your identity.

I know a great many people who were born in one place but grew up in another, or were born to parents from other countries. Sadly they often struggle to feel truly connected to a place or culture that just isn't a part of them due to not being exposed enough to it at an early age.

That's why for me it is sensible to draw the line at having been born or lived a significant amount of time in that country as a child.



12 Jan 2019 17:15:57
I've been watching Declan rice when he plays for a while now, he is one tidy player hard to believe he is only 19 years old, I'd be bringing him in if I had anything to do with united
An upgrade on fellani or any midfielder we have, and can play at the back.
Imo a fine player.


1.) 12 Jan 2019 18:15:28
Very good young player.

2.) 12 Jan 2019 18:15:36
Definitely one to keep an eye on. If he was available we should be in for him.

3.) 12 Jan 2019 18:40:19
Reminds me of a young Carrick.

4.) 12 Jan 2019 19:07:23
My thoughts exactly Fresh.

5.) 12 Jan 2019 22:12:03
Do you think he is underrated? ๐Ÿ˜‰.

6.) 13 Jan 2019 08:05:21
Good comparison fresh he was outstanding yesterday.
Aren't citeh looking at him as a long term replacement for fernandinho?

7.) 13 Jan 2019 10:50:45
Obvious replacement for matic.

8.) 13 Jan 2019 13:57:59
Would buy him in a heartbeat!

A great player with more to come.

Only problem is that he has just signed a new contract and so he is now in the silly money bracket if you want to buy him.

9.) 13 Jan 2019 20:09:59
A good old traditional Manchester United signing. Just actually bought him for my Football Manager save.



02 Jan 2019 12:57:17
Will we see Sanchez starting tonight and more importantly will we see an improved Sanchez, looking forward to seeing how he reacts.


1.) 02 Jan 2019 13:56:02
Why would you want to disrupt a winning team? I hope Ole plays with Lingard, Martial and Rashy up top, give lukaku and Sanchez 20 maybe 30 minutes.

2.) 02 Jan 2019 14:23:08
I'd replace Lingard in a heartbeat for Sanchez. I'm not a huge fan of Lingard, I think he flatters to deceive. He's done ok up until now but in the grand scheme of things he should be only a bit part player in a team with aspirations such as ours.

Sanchez has been woeful since he's joined but hopefully that's because of our slow ponderous build up play under Jose. I have a lot of sympathy for Alexis. He just seemed to be on a different wavelength to everyone else. How many times have you seem him close down from the front when no one else was? Now that the passes are one two touch and move, the midfielders joining the attack. Pressure on the ball from all areas and players getting into the box, I think this is tailor made for Sanchez to shine.

3.) 02 Jan 2019 14:32:10
Wow idk what to say, really. Have you ever played footy at a very good level? Its impossible to me to think OLE will disrupt the team for someone who up until now has been a disappointment so far and on top of that isn't 100% fit? I hope he starts the same team and bring Lukaku and Sanchez on the second half, maybe give Lukaku 30 minutes and Sanchez 20? That would seem to be more appropriate to me. But i do respect your opinion.

{Ed004's Note - Tbf reports are coming out that Sanchez has come back fit and raring to go. Lingard was pretty ineffective the other night so a rest might do him a world of good. Im hoping we see Sanchez, Rashford and Martial play as well. Jones in for Bailly and thats the only 2 changes we will hopefully see}

4.) 02 Jan 2019 14:54:09
Well as i said before i respect your opinions but even if he is fit i would still not play him from the start and if Ole is thinking about that i hope he plays him on the right wing, IF and i mean IF ole is thinking about that, i wouldn't disrupt a winning team, OlE did that the other day with the inclusion of Dalot and Fred and to me we didn't play at the same level with Herrera and sadly Young on the right, well even if he plays Sanchez we will beat Newcastle, its not arrogance its confidence. Something that i haven't felt since Sir Alex last season.

5.) 02 Jan 2019 15:05:29
What level of football have you played, were you think its normal to play the same 11 players in four games in the space of twelve days? Lingard has started the last 3. He was anonymous against Bournemouth. Sanchez by all accounts has trained really hard, even coming in on their days off to get back to fitness.

United are reportedly looking at another wide player. The end of Jesse Lingard as a starter in this team is imminent. If you can't see why fans would be excited to see Sanchez in this current team ahead of Lingard then there's no point in this discussion.

But you may have played football at a decent level which makes your point superior.

6.) 02 Jan 2019 15:44:37
An inform Sanchez is world class and is up there with the likes of Hazard, De bruyne etc, .

7.) 02 Jan 2019 16:19:44
I'm sorry but you worried about a 24,25 years old playing 4 games in 12 days, he should be able to handle that easily, Matic on the other hand. anyways. Happy new year! let's start the year with a win. See you guys in the chat.

8.) 02 Jan 2019 16:29:05
Very very harsh on Lingard who I think has been one of our stronger performers recently and is extremely good at finding space especially in away matches like tonight. I am not saying i wouldn't start Sanchez though as i think a fit and firing Sanchez in this team could take us to another level.

We have great options in attack, if we attack in number like we have recently we will cause any team problems, I have no idea what Jose was doing, but thankfully that is now in the past.

9.) 02 Jan 2019 16:29:26
We've found Jesse Lingard's account lads!

10.) 02 Jan 2019 16:36:30
Reman, Lingard is an average footballer who at the tender age of 26 has somehow fooled the footballing world into still thinking he's "young" and full of potential.

Sanchez is head and shoulders above Lingard. This shouldn't even be a debate. Ole has got the team humming and if Alexis can play anywhere near the standard we know he can, then our attacking line-up has just gone up another level.

11.) 02 Jan 2019 15:22:18
Ed004 - Where does Sanchez play? Pogba now operates as the attacking midfielder. No quite at 10 but certainly more advanced and has been making good runs into the box.

Rashford has been excellent upfront and Martial has done well from the left. With everyone fit I can only see Sanchez playing on the right however it's a position he doesn't like and hasn't played for a number of years. Whilst Lingard's final product can be frustrating his movement and energy is excellent and I actually think he's more effective away from home when teams play slightly higher and more expansive.

I tend to agree with Remanutd. I'd stick with the same team if everybody is fit with Jones coming in for the suspended Bailly. The team has been playing well, scoring goals and I think will benefit from some continuity. Whilst Martial on his day is brilliant I still worry about his attitude and application. I think he'll have to demonstrate some commitment and fight this evening and if he's found wanting then we have Sanchez on the bench chomping at the bit.

With Sanchez and Lukaku on the bench we have great options to change the game if needed. I wouldn't change a winning team just yet and I don't think Sanchez's form warrants a starting place in any case. I do concede however that he has proved himself to be a consistent world class performer over the years but we have younger players performing well in the positions he prefers to play and I'm not convinced he'd be any more effective than Lingard or even Mata from the right. It's nice to have some competition for places, it's keeps everyone honest especially in a winning team. Sanchez will have to seize his opportunity when it comes and remind us all of the player we know he can be in my opinion. I don't think we should fall into the trap of selecting players on reputation. With the team performing well Sanchez must be patient and demonstrate that he can be a team player and make an impact when needed. He couldn't have a better example to follow than Ole and the same applies to Lukaku as well. They can leave their ego's at the door as far as I'm concerned and must now do their talking on the pitch.

{Ed004's Note - I think Sanchez will be fine taking on the role Lingard has been. I cant remember which of the 3 games it was but Lingards average position was central alongside Rashford. During the game they took it in turns covering the right hand side. Martial provides the width on the left while Young provides the width on the right hand side. Sanchez in his last season with Arsenal and during pre season has played his best football centrally with players moving around him}

12.) 02 Jan 2019 15:30:26
I'm sorry i don't want an arguement, yea let's play Sanchez ahead of a 24, 25 years old that should be able to handle 4 games in 12 days easily, Matic on the other hand. but what do i know i'm just a fan, Happy new year and enjoy the game. i'm out see you guys in the chat.

13.) 02 Jan 2019 16:53:47
Ed004 - yeah fair point I suppose that could work I suppose Lingard has predominantly drifted in from the right with the full back providing the width!

14.) 02 Jan 2019 16:55:49
Reman, if you don't want an argument then don't talk down to someone with "wow idk really, what level have you played football at" nonsense.

GDS2 he's done alright but he's a squad player at best in my opinion but I see why fans might like him.

DLIB, all those positives you mentioned about Lingard, Sanchez does them all only better. His work rate off the ball is second to none. His link up play is better, finishing and crossing too.

Lingard adapted to the way Jose wanted to play better than Alexis. But right now, they way we are playing, movement, quick pace about the team. I'm looking forward to seeing Sanchez more than anyone. He's made for this set up.

15.) 02 Jan 2019 17:20:19
Rashford looks like he could do a job tonight on the right. Play Sanchez through the middle.

16.) 02 Jan 2019 17:30:21
Mumbles, when we are talking about talent and what a player has achieved then Sanchez is clearly ahead of Lingard. However, if we are judging them on what they have achieved in a United shirt then Lingard is head and shoulders above Sanchez.

I do think you underestimate Lingard, for me he should be one of the first names on the team sheet in a tough game, his work rate and intelligent movement make so much space for other players, he also has a knack of scoring in key games. For me he is an English version of Park Ji Sung, although I would say Lingard is more technically gifted than Park was while Park was probably a slightly tackler/ tracker.

I think Lingard should be rotated out of the line up tonight, but only because it would be his 4th game in 12 days.

It's important to pick players on merit and what they do for our club and not what they have achieved previously for other clubs. Otherwise the likes of Di Maria and Falcao would still be in our starting line up.

17.) 02 Jan 2019 17:38:01
Lingard 7/ 10 on form
Sanchez 9/ 10

different class.

18.) 02 Jan 2019 18:07:23
Shappy, I get that mate. If this was Joses team I would have Lingard in no questions asked. But the vibrant football we've seen on display the last three games suites Sanchez perfectly. Sanchez on an average day can eclipse Lingard on a good day.

Park would get into Joses team. He probably wouldn't get into Oles team. I'm not a fan of Lingard but I can see his value in the team. I just think everything is primed to finally get the best out of Sanchez.

19.) 02 Jan 2019 18:12:31
Ole has 6 forwards to choose from for 3 places. Jessie rash martial lukaku jessie and mata.
Mata sanchez and lukaku have not started yet the latter 2 because of injury and i'm surprised a little that mata has not played.
I also think that sanchez is going to do a lot better now that we attack in greater numbers.
I think either 1 of jessie or rash will be rested tonight. Its not that they can't play, of course they can. But if we have players in better shape then it makes sense to rotate. Every other set of forwards have been rotated at the big clubs.

20.) 02 Jan 2019 18:13:14
Shappy - I was going to make the same comparison to Park prior to threading your comment. Although not the most talented, they seem to make the players around them better whilst often turning up with important goals in big games. Fergie often overlooked more talented players for Park or Fletcher in big games due to the work rate and impact they had on players around them. Sanchez on the other hand seems to like to occupy similar areas to Pogba and they may suffocate one another rather than continent. However, after a hectic Christmas period I see this as a good opportunity to bring Sanchez in and see how he gets on under the new manager.

21.) 02 Jan 2019 17:03:51
Players like Lingard and Park never get the applaud they deserve, we will really know their worth when they are missing from the team.

Tireless Runs, Opening up spaces, Pressing higher up the pitch and many other things are also a part of football and not just scoring every game.

22.) 02 Jan 2019 17:14:05
Mumbles - I accept that pal Ed004 made a good point in that Lingard doesn't really play wide right and is given license to drift inside and get involved in the play. Sanchez will have to do a job defensively down that side with Herrera playing a more holding role and providing cover down the right for when Sanchez drifts inside and Young bombs forward. Sometimes subtle changes in position can either make or break the player and whilst in theory Sanchez should be able to adapt easily to that role I suppose we'll have to wait and see. I'm excited more than anyone by a fit and inform Sanchez but I wouldn't change a winning formula just yet. I fully accept your point and do agree that an inform Sanchez is an upgrade on Lingard. Let's hope Ole shares your vision and that Sanchez can return to form and embrace that role from the right.

23.) 02 Jan 2019 18:30:33
I'd like to see those 9/ 10 Sanchez games ๐Ÿ˜‚.

24.) 02 Jan 2019 18:51:56
Sanchez has done nothing since coming to Old Trafford, he has been a huge disappointment. If heโ€™s fit around raring to go then fair enough but Lingard has contributed twice as much as Sanchez both this year and last year. Southgate seems to like him as well as he keeps picking him so he must be doing something right.

25.) 02 Jan 2019 19:22:05
I'm sorry I asked now, I take it back.

26.) 02 Jan 2019 19:23:04
I think he will start Mata๐Ÿ˜Ž.

27.) 02 Jan 2019 19:30:05
This is a good debate between who should start. Lingard or Sanchez

The answer - MATA haha.

Both on the bench. have to love football.

28.) 02 Jan 2019 19:41:41
FZZ, in which game has Sanchez been a 9 out 10 for us? I must have missed that one.

Ken, Lingard is so good you named him twice, while missing off the anonymous Sanchez. Either that was an ironic accident or a wonderfully writing accurate post. Lol.

It will be interesting to see how Sanchez performs in an attacking set up, maybe we will see the best of him. Or maybe he is over the hill.

There is a logic to the argument that Sanchez plays his best football in the same spaces as Pogba. Can they adapt and work well together? It happens sometimes, other times we have the Gerrard/ Lampard type situation that England and all their managers couldn't solve.

I guess we will see which it is over the next few months.

Either way it's exciting to be looking forward to matches again and discussing something other than how badly our manager/ players/ board are performing.

29.) 02 Jan 2019 22:21:44
Never said for us Shappy.

Overall career wise Sanchez is miles better than Lingard simple as that.



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What did the farmer say to his chickens,
Ole, ole, ole.





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17 Feb 2019 00:20:39
Any of the eds interested in doing a bit of journalism for this guy, he pays well but might take your life if you critise him or his country
What a nice man.
Do we need his money, aren't the glaziers bad enough, united as a club can generate a lot of money on its own, just need a few players that will play for the shirt.




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Cheers Ed,


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I don't think 002 Is talking to me๐Ÿ˜Ž
Anyway he is a good one for the future, would look good with the young talent we will have coming through in the next few years.


{Ed002's Note - I missed this sorry. Manchester United remain keen on an embarrassing number of JM targets and yes Felix Iโ€™d one.}



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Your a fake there's only one beast.




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I deleted my Twitter, don't want to sound paranoid but I think people were starting to follow me๐Ÿ˜€.





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19 Mar 2019 16:42:07
I was at a game a few years ago in cobh, as most of you will know cobh ramblers is the team Keane played for in Cork before he went to England, anyway he came back there when he retired, one of the boys in the team asked him for advice on becoming a better footballer, and what he said is wrote up in the wall in the dressing room.
He said hard work overtakes talent when talent doesn't work hard.
I was going to write it up in my sitting room but herself wouldn't let me.




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Messi can change any game in a blink of an eye, and his partner can get a goal too.




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17 Mar 2019 21:15:03
Shappy I don't see any knives coming out for ole, what was said he has done a good job so far, but will good be enough to give him the job,
Like was said wait till the end of the season no rush giving anyone the job, just cause he played for united doesn't give him the right to the job,
And the reality is them games we lost against arsenal and wolves were 2 big games to lose.




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I think your right mort.




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17 Mar 2019 14:34:15
That's what I'm getting at we need someone to make the right decisions,
Moyes didn't work, pogba didn't work, and I know the likes of Di Maria didn't work,
Ole who knows, but smiles won't work,
I think the dof will be an important move, the lingards, rash Ford, mctominay so on will we win the league or CL, no we wont.