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19 Jul 2017 17:55:44
I've just read that there's more fantasy football going on at City with the signing of Danilo.

I find it very curious that there was no suggestion we were in for him since in my opinion we need another right back and he is willing to come to Manchester. Plus he was only £26 million!

It could be just that he preferred City or having worked once with our beam of sunshine manager decided never again.

The other possibilities are we have an alternative coming in or simply that Mourinho is happy with the players we have for that position. I noticed Valencia played at right back against Salt Lake and I think TFM got some time there as well. I didn't watch the Galaxy game. Has anyone else played at right back pre-season? Do you think Mourinho is happy to go into the season with those two plus Darmian?


1.) 19 Jul 2017 18:19:44
The fact he has slumped at Real and can't defend might be a reason.


2.) 19 Jul 2017 18:28:38
We can't sign everyone mate. Our targets were Semedo, Fabinho and Aurier. With Danilo plying his trade in Porto for a few years before moving to Madrid, I'm sure Jose knows enough about him and whether he'd suit us, evidently not. It's about getting players in that will suit our system and compliment our other players.


3.) 19 Jul 2017 18:42:23
When dids he work with jose mancman?


4.) 19 Jul 2017 18:53:06
Since the De Gea debarcle last season I can, t see Real Madrid selling us any ground staff never mind any players.
I know we have numerous targets, Perisic, Matic, Fabinho . Jose wanted them on the U. S tour, But you can't make clubs sell their players because we are interested in them.
Still feel a lot of players are not that keen on playing for Jose, It's only because we pay over the odds for players and agent fees, that we get them to sign.
City and pep put in offers for players, and get them.
Long time to go in the market I know, But we don't want to be signing players 24 hrs before season starts, Remember the Fellani deal anyone?


5.) 19 Jul 2017 18:59:26
Players want to play for Mourinho but we are not ready to meet he asking price.


6.) 19 Jul 2017 20:27:28
The United money men have their limits and rightly stick to it. Pep is playing a real life version of Football Manager at the moment and is yet to address the left back position and centre half.


7.) 19 Jul 2017 20:34:14
More to the point why buy a 2nd rb who can't defend for 26 mill after shelling out 55 mill for another rb who can't defend. What about their much vaunted academy if they wanted a bench sitter.


8.) 20 Jul 2017 09:22:13
The best right back to come through their academy is now first choice at Spurs and was sold for £3.5 million.


9.) 20 Jul 2017 13:25:35
Ken, you're right. After I posted I realised I hadn't checked whether his time at Real had co-incided with Mourinho's.

Nonetheless, because none of our wide players are natural wingers, I do think we need overlapping attacking fullbacks and both Walker and Danilo would fit the bill.

If we bring in a true defensive midfielder then I'm not so bothered about how well our fullbacks can defend, as long as they are good going forward.


 

 

 

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23 Feb 2018 09:16:27
Jred, not picking a fight or anything. I admire your unwavering support but just how dull does the football have to get before you become unhappy with what you are seeing?

Also, you obviously don't watch football for entertainment, so is it just about the bragging rights for you? Do you come from a family of city fans or something?

I'm trying to understand because I come from the other perspective. I'm almost not bothered about the result, it's the joy of watching an exciting game which matters to me. More often that not, if Man Utd are involved in a dramatic game then the result takes care of itself because we usually have the better players because we have the bigger budget. It seems counter productive to shackle their abilities.

So, like I say, what do you get out of the 90 minute borefest that is watching Utd because at the moment I'm desperately looking for any sliver of entertainment I can get from it.


1.) 23 Feb 2018 10:08:08
MancMan,

I agree with some bits of what you've written, but it's mostly this paragraph that I don't agree with

"I'm trying to understand because I come from the other perspective. I'm almost not bothered about the result, it's the joy of watching an exciting game which matters to me. More often that not, if Man Utd are involved in a dramatic game then the result takes care of itself because we usually have the better players because we have the bigger budget. It seems counter productive to shackle their abilities. "

You say you are not bothered about the result and you only look for entertainment? What was entertaining in the Sevilla match a couple of nights back? What was entertaining in the schooling we got from Spurs almost three weeks ago or the away game at Newcastle, where we were outplayed, again?

We were nil-nil with Newcastle for a while, did the result take care of itself? No, we bloody lost. Against Sevilla, man-for-man, we were better, so according to your theory, we should have won? Did we? We came close to conceding more than scoring.

Bigger budget obviously helps in getting better players, but better players will only play to the best of their ability if they are allowed to. A cautious approach will never get the best out of your attack-minded players.

What you get after 90 mins of watching a United game is a false sense of hope that the next game will be better, players will perform better in the next game. After watching the UCL game (in India, it starts at 1:15 AM and you have to up till 3:30 AM and then go for work at 8), you feel like you wasted your time, because it's not entertainment, it's not snatch and grab, it's just football played in a manner in which your team doesn't lose.

And for me, that is unacceptable.


2.) 23 Feb 2018 10:55:32
Read down the page I've said time and again it was a crap game .
And argued over and over this is a very talented squad .
I don't agree we need to buy 6 or 7 players it's an awful squad etc
Thats proved by our league position .
If we buy another 5 superstars will we suddenly start playing like barce or city? Not in my opinion .
Does that mean all our players need sold? Again not in my opinion .
But that's a different argument to " are we good to watch ". Are we effective yes like most Jose teams .
Good to watch, pleasing on the eye? I've never said that.


But there is a middle ground and as always it's never as bad as many make out and it's certainly never as good as some make out .
But this is the Jose way, he will do it his way, will it be great to watch, not imo .


3.) 23 Feb 2018 11:35:36
So then jred should Jose be the United manager.
We can argue he is a good manager but the question is does Jose fit United?


4.) 23 Feb 2018 11:46:19
Jred, my point is you seem quite sanguine about us being crap to watch whereas I'm bloody furious.

I actually disagree with you about the squad. I think we have a decent 1st team but lack real quality in depth particularly in midfield.

Raghav, if we went toe to toe with the teams you mention I'd fancy our chances in at least two out of the three. We'd at least stand a chance of watching some decent football which would make it worthwhile for you getting up in the middle of the night.

It's getting to the point where I might as well go to an empty stadium or not bother turning the tv on as a blank screen will be just as entertaining.

It's a serious issue for the future of the club. Boring football equals less new fans equals less future revenue and we know about the importance of money in football.


5.) 23 Feb 2018 12:54:16
Leahy
If not who? The fact is he is our manager and as long as he hits his targets he will continue to be
Manc
It is what it is people always think the grass is greener .
Get our top players playing well and I still think we will find a happy medium . But you won't please everyone .


6.) 23 Feb 2018 19:37:27
Jred calls it correctly. We all knew what we would get. Some of us expressed our reservations, some are happy to live with it. I don’t think he is a fit for our club, never was and never will be. But because he wins things people are prepared to put up with the down sides. Not me.


 

 

11 Feb 2018 11:11:40
Great posts recently from Shappy and then Danny Lancs to fire up some new debates. Thanks very much for taking the time, they are a pleasure to read.

{Eds Note - if you missed it, MancMan wrote an article entitled Revamping the Manchester United midfield.


 

 

10 Feb 2018 13:55:47
{Ed's Note - MancMan has posted a new article entitled, Revamping the Manchester United midfield


1.) 10 Feb 2018 14:50:11
Good analysis Manc.
I agree about Fel moving on but not sure if Herrera should head out. I think Herrera needs to get his confidence back and become who he was before. He is being overshadowed atm I feel.
Also be careful about using the b2b word and Jose has a different explanation for that 🤣🤣😂.
Good stuff Manc 👏.


2.) 10 Feb 2018 17:02:18
Id use TFM as a defensive mid in that pool, with McTominay also as an option. Matic an Pogba of course and i'd go for either Jorginho or Weigl.


3.) 10 Feb 2018 17:12:20
Thanks 666, TBH I didn't know I was writing an article; it was just getting some thoughts down on paper.

The thing about Herrera is that he's had a lot of opportunities and he's never really done the business and definately not consistantly. Sure, he huffs and he puffs but he doesn't ever blow the house down. I love him for his effort but he lacks the quality to be first choice for us and like I said I don't want less than top quality players near the centre of our midfield. For me, it's the one area where you need the absolute best every week, even if the rest of the team is less than perfect.


 

 

10 Feb 2018 13:38:57
So, I've been thinking about the new fifa directive that from next season all players can only have their first names and less than four letters on the back of their shirts. We already have Alexis leading the way although the new regulations say this will need to be shortened to just 'Alex'.

In goal we will have Dave and in defence its Tone, Eric, Phil and Luke. Nemo and Paul in the midfield with Tone, Alex, Roma and John up front.

Much easier for commentators and saves the fans money when printing names on shirts which is also good for the environment because it uses less resources.


1.) 10 Feb 2018 14:34:29
Less than four letters will be 3,2 or 1 right. 🤣🤣🤣
Ale, Dav, Ton, Eri.
Lol.


2.) 10 Feb 2018 20:56:02
How about something really radical and just have numbers?


3.) 11 Feb 2018 12:29:28
Who is lol yaz?


 

 

26 Jan 2018 22:58:36
Loving Carrick's new beard. I live in Chorlton and I think it just about meets our hipster standard. Well done Michael, welcome to Chorlton.


1.) 27 Jan 2018 08:13:36
I thought he couldn't grow a beard. But now it looks like Mata has tough competition.


2.) 27 Jan 2018 08:41:44
None of them close to that of the mighty darmian haha.


3.) 27 Jan 2018 12:24:33
Carrick's ability to grow a beard is a bit underrated I feel.


4.) 27 Jan 2018 13:23:34
Hahaha Rave.


 

 

 

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27 Dec 2017 18:11:32
I'm currently near Turin and my friend here who is a Juve fan tells me there are strong rumours he is going to City.


 

 

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30 Oct 2017 17:05:12
Maybe not Ed002 but it is a rumours page. You might not like to gossip but have you heard any rumours about why Shaw needs to move on?

{Ed002's Note - nationalenquirer.com or goatfarmer.com for the gossip - not here.}


 

 

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20 Jul 2017 13:25:35
Ken, you're right. After I posted I realised I hadn't checked whether his time at Real had co-incided with Mourinho's.

Nonetheless, because none of our wide players are natural wingers, I do think we need overlapping attacking fullbacks and both Walker and Danilo would fit the bill.

If we bring in a true defensive midfielder then I'm not so bothered about how well our fullbacks can defend, as long as they are good going forward.


 

 

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19 Jul 2017 05:06:38
What Shappy said!

Romero is class and I thought so from the his first game at OT.

C'mon Wazza tell us who we can sign who is better. We're waiting!


 

 

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17 Jul 2017 22:36:41
I'd buy both Kroos and Matic then sell Fellaini.

That would be a massive upgrade to the squad.


 

 

 

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18 Apr 2018 00:16:00
I have to watch Man Utd's rubbish football every week so I have a very good grasp of the damage done.

I think a major problem is the club doesn't care about its customers. If it did it wouldn't appointment three managers in a row who are known for boring defensive football.

If the club was interested in providing a good product it would have appointed managers who would provide exciting attacking football.

I think the club is complacent and believes there are so many fans it can do whatever and the money will keep rolling in.

I think that's true of many in the game and maybe you are guilty of this as well if you see the fans as in the wrong on this.

The 'toxic' fans have only reacted to the abuse the club has made of their support. They have simply let the club know they are not happy and quite rightly so.


 

 

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17 Apr 2018 20:34:15
Toxic fans didn't choose Moyes. Toxic fans didn't appoint LVG. Toxic fans didn't overspend on substandard players. Toxic fans didn't play the most boring football ever seen at Old Trafford.

Toxic fans committed lots of time and money to support their team and got served up a steaming pile of doodah for their troubles. This has been going on for 5 years now and there is no end in sight.

Ed002, I'm sorry but the fans are not to blame. You seem a forthright kind of fella, do you complain when you are not happy or just suck it up to avoid being toxic? I suspect its the former.

It's the club's fault that we have suffered dross football for all these years with their lack of investment during the final years of Fergie then the complete hash that was made of fergies succession.

You talk like Allegri would have been our managerial promised land, given the clubs recent track record of choosing managers, odds are he would have been crap and boring as well.

You can't blame the customers for telling the club they are not happy with the product. Manchester Utd don't have a customer satsfaction helpline so its customers have to give their feedback by other means.

{Ed002's Note - You really have no grasp of the damage done. I have told you the truth about Allegri. It seems that it is better not to tell the MU fans what is going on. I will hold back from now on as I am clearly wasting my time.}


 

 

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02 Apr 2018 01:51:52
Yeah, but Pogba has been rubbish for Man Utd so who cares what his hair looks like?

{Ed001's Note - would you rather Pogba went and got his hair cut or spent his time down the pub getting hammered like the Keane generation did? People forget Pogba does not drink alcohol, so he fills his time with haircuts and instatwitbook rather than knocking back 20 pints down the pub after training. I think, personally, the club should be getting more community work out of him, remind him of how crap life can be for the rest of the world that don't earn mega money kicking a bag of wind around. Then you might see a change in his attitude. As it is though, you can't really complain about the hair cuts as it is better for a professional athlete than getting bevvied. I would have far more worries about players who get tattoos during the season myself, as that is a health risk.}


 

 

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02 Apr 2018 01:49:06
“it's too early to talk about selling Pogba but the situation can change"

There are 10 games until the end of the season so we will talk about it then.

I'll be happy if you leave Paul, its not as though you give a toss about playing for us, seems like it's just a Saturday jog about for you.


 

 

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30 Mar 2018 13:38:49
I think he'd be like a rat up a drainpipe trying to get to Paris if he could.