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Team: Manchester United


Where from: Northern Ireland


Favourite player: George Best


Best team moment: Barcelona '99.


Interests: Travelling, National Hunt horse racing, poker and golf


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04 Sep 2015 22:04:29
Creme de la menthe! Parlez-vous Norn Iron?

How to speak Norn Iron (very funny)


1.) 05 Sep 2015 14:34:03
Cheers Eds for the accompanying video. I've never felt sympathy for the French before, but God help them if we do the unthinkable, and actually bloody qualify.


2.) 05 Sep 2015 15:00:27
Stickin out stevie


 

 

 

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30 Jul 2018 23:29:56
This 'poor us' narrative creeping in amongst United supporters is really unattractive. If things were going right on the pitch, there wouldn't be these persons talking badly about us. It just serves as a useful distraction to those among us who want to ignore our other failings. I've said it before, but this mentality just makes us look and sound like Liverpool supporters.


1.) 31 Jul 2018 08:23:20
Well said. if things were perfect last season. no one would want a single signing. But fans know. things are far far from perfect. City were perfect and they still added Mahrez. And we are stuck with players who fans want to see go.


2.) 31 Jul 2018 09:04:05
I've said it before but a huge swathe of Utd fans are spoilt by previous success and seem to be unable to see that the distance we fell cannot be made up in one season. It is a process and Jose is taking us in the right direction. Whoever inherits his team will have a foundation much more solid than the one he inherited. There are no better managers available to replace him so why don't we as supporters try you know, supporting him.


3.) 31 Jul 2018 10:07:39
12 days, none of us are expecting it to be made up in one season. Jose has had two whole seasons and we are starting his third. Can we expect to see significant improvement over 2 years with 500m spent or is that unreasonable?


4.) 31 Jul 2018 11:20:52
There was plenty written on this site yesterday about the difference between the negativity of the press and what the actual relationship is between the manager and the players. People also don’t take into account the role that the other coaches are likely to play in the mood of the players.
When Chelsea were going through a bad spell the season after winning the league with Mourinho and he got the sack the fans were booing the players and supporting the manager. Sure the Chelsea fans had previous affection for Mourinho which we don’t have but in some instances what’s the difference? Just fan perception!
I agree that Mourinho overstepped the mark at Chelsea and lost the plot and I also don’t like some of the things he says to the press as Utd manager.
I am not happy with the style of play like many others. However I personally didn’t see Mourinho teams of the past as boring, they had good players with some flair but were disciplined at the same time. I didn’t enjoy Utd playing Chelsea when Mourinho was their manager as they would always dominate the midfield and control the game. Something I hope Utd would do under Mourinho.
Pogba is a great talent and played well last season despite the criticism. Mourinho tells Pogba to play it simple and there was obviously a falling out last season. Then Pogba does that in a few games last season, notably 2nd half at City and we see the result.
At the World Cup Pogba keeps it simple, plays well and gets all the praise so I don’t feel it is right to criticise solely Mourinho for a breakdown in their relationship.
Pogba could be the best CM player in the world. He has skill, speed and power, if he had a mindset of Keane or Scholes he would be devestating. He must take on some of the responsibility in addition to the criticism aimed at Mourinho for managing him inappropriately.
The bit that I don’t agree with is the fact that Mourinho is not really trying to develop the young players. Rashford, Lingard and Martial were handed to him on a plate and you could argue with the exception of Lingard he hasn’t made best use of them. McTominay is the one exception but he appears to be a holding midfielder. I don’t understand how we have 3 forwards who are all right footed but can only play on the left or down the middle yet we are trying to spend £50M or more on players that are 29 who can play on the right hand side. Martial and Rashford have pace to burn and so why can’t they be coached and adapt to the right hand side?
2 years ago Mourinho praised Tuanzebe but he hasn’t brought him on or given him enough game time to prove him one way or another. The same can be said of TSM.
I believe that there were 7/ 8 players that needed to leave Utd at the end of last season but with only 4/ 5 replacements at most as a few young players can step up into the 25 man squad.
Mourinho seems reluctant to try youth even when he should know that the fans have some patience with a manager who brings through a few players from the academy. Presume he would be concerned about not maintaining top 4 status which must be a requirement from the board. I think that Gomes and Chong are great prospects and Mourinho gives them praise but in Chongs case at least says he is not ready, so when will he be ready? Never heard this from Fergie only if they were good enough then they were old enough. Fergie new how to bring on young players and when to put them in and take them out and he wasn’t afraid to get it wrong.
I thought after the Chelsea debacle that Mourinho would be more humble at Utd but although he hasn’t reached the heights of his antics at Chelsea he has not changed much either. At Utd I felt he had a chance to do things differently and build a team, develop youth and stay for a sustained period. Instead he appears to be in it for just the 3/ 4 seasons and then he will be off.
With that in mind I will back the manger and support the team despite my concerns.
The real question is who will replace Mourinho and I hope that behind closed doors the board is at least thinking about this part of the future sooner rather than later.


 

 

28 Jul 2018 22:51:02
Great free-kick from Pereira, but we are so sloppy in possession. Loving our new tactic of hitting it up to the two big men, Mata and Sanchez.

{Ed004's Note - Our tactic must be to see if we can concus Van Dijk. Don't understand why we are trying to hit Sanchez from kick outs. Also McTominay and Herrera have to pull the fingers out.}


1.) 28 Jul 2018 23:10:37
I liked McTominay last season, Ed. He was decent without being anything special. I know it's only a few games in, but it does look as if he may have regressed a little. Maybe a good loan would be best for him, because there's no way he should be in ahead of any of our first team midfield options. Pereira has to figure this season. He looks so much more mature in his performances.

{Ed004's Note - McTominay has been shocking this preseason. But he's not alone in being awful in that midfield. We seem utterly incapable of keeping the ball.}


2.) 28 Jul 2018 23:42:47
Liverpool have a clear pattern of play and are moving the ball with slick passing. Out attacking midfield has been none existent.


3.) 28 Jul 2018 23:53:07
Some of these players, especially Herrera showing why he won’t be first choice this season. So many players missing and we held our own in the first half against a strong Liverpool side. I always felt like we would lose and I think we left it too long to make the changes as our players looked dead on their feet, they will be much fitter and better for it though I’m sure.

Good to see some of the kids getting a run out, and some lovely touches from Fred, looking forward to seeing more from him.


4.) 29 Jul 2018 00:48:28
Totally agree with all that GDS2

For large portions of the match we were sloppy, falling over the ball and lacked posistional sense, There seemed to be a lack of understanding amongst the youth players and quite often a simple 1-2 pass would lead to Liverpool regaining possession. i'm sure Bailly won't be too pleased especially after A. P done his job and cleared the ball in our on box. Herrera was terrible probably down to lack of playing time with the youth players but SMcT was caught out every time nearly. In fairness to the lads it was not all doom and gloom and had this been played in England then quite a few of the LFC players would have probably seen red. Sanchez at one staged got blasted by Klaven and no yellow given.

On a good note however Fred seemed right at home ( not too far i know ) but his composure to run towards our box pick up the ball and play out gave me some hope that he will be a good coup for us this season.

Andreas Periera was really good and i hope he stays put this season. I wouldlove to see him play with our strongest 11 as we always say. Players play better when they have good players around them.


5.) 29 Jul 2018 01:12:29
Positives: Pereira has gotten better each match at center mid, Sanchez looked lively again, and Fred looked very good in his cameo. He has good anticipation defensively and understands space well in his passing and moving.

Negatives: McTominay has struggled, he couldn't hold onto the ball at all, let alone move it forward at all. Long ball tactics were awfully hard to watch.


6.) 29 Jul 2018 07:50:17
Quite a few of the LFC players would have probably seen red? :D Please tell me who of the Liverpool players you think deserved a red card?

{Ed025's Note - thats called clutching at straws mate..


 

 

22 Jul 2018 23:50:53
How long do you get to cancel your MUTV subscription?


1.) 22 Jul 2018 23:55:26
Have to have it a month. Just hope you don’t gauge your own eyes out it that time lol.


2.) 22 Jul 2018 23:55:53
One Month. I will do the same and i'm not watching the epl games either. I know how we are going to play and i don't enjoy that footy. I honestly had enough.


3.) 23 Jul 2018 00:05:31
The motm goes to me for staying awake.


4.) 23 Jul 2018 00:13:00
how do you cancel?
my PayPal says I'm due a charge next month.
I only want it for the pre season games.


5.) 23 Jul 2018 01:42:24
Rohan, I've no idea, mate. Our Sky TV is in my wife's name, and she takes care of it. My son and I are now feeling quite sheepish at how much we begged her to get it for us :)


6.) 23 Jul 2018 08:18:21
It comes as part of cable subscription in Portugal, but last week, they removed the channel from the list. Thank God.


7.) 23 Jul 2018 11:37:05
Watched most of the first half, I woke up at 12:30am and was glad I missed the second half.


8.) 23 Jul 2018 10:33:04
I've had it for years and love watching all of the content, especially the pre-season games, get to see some of the kids have a go and see what they are made of, especially in these early games against the Mexican / American sides.

The rest of the season the repeats and videos of people's goals etc are brilliant, I'll find myself just sat watching it for hours watching all of Scholesy's goals, last night it was still on after the game and I watched all of Rashford's goals. I know it is a bit expensive but I couldn't cancel it, such good content. I watched a great documentary on the Girls Under 16s team as well, a pretty good watch if you get chance while you have it for the month.


9.) 23 Jul 2018 15:32:28
Girls U16 game, you say.


 

 

19 Jul 2018 23:00:46
From reading the site, lately, it's easy to see the World Cup's over.


1.) 19 Jul 2018 23:21:13
There was a world cup? That must have snuck past quietly.


2.) 19 Jul 2018 23:58:16
Someone better tell Mourinho as he's just realized it and it is affecting his preseason plans.


 

 

03 Jun 2018 22:23:12
Think we need a new keeper as well, now.


1.) 03 Jun 2018 23:21:38
dave the save is putting madrid off.


2.) 03 Jun 2018 23:58:24
Well done ddg. Good plan. 😂.


 

 

 

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15 Aug 2018 15:26:22
He'd be my tentative choice, jred. Bright, intelligent, forward-thinking, and no little courage in always trying to play good football even when Bournemouth were struggling at times.


 

 

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09 Aug 2018 10:35:12
Superb post, Airforce. Nailed it for me.


 

 

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30 Jul 2018 23:37:00
Most importantly, tho. Will he be a big enough signing for Red Man?


 

 

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20 Jul 2018 00:53:58
One Of The Red Devil, no need to apologise, mate. I think it was fairly obvious from your post that your first language isn't English. I'd like to see some of the posters on here from the UK try and post in such good English from time to time.


 

 

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18 Jul 2018 19:18:17
Beast, if we could get Thiago for 50m and Savic for 70m, I'd drive them over myself.


 

 

 

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15 Aug 2018 10:32:18
What's managing got to do with it? None of the top DOF's seem to have been managers. Or successful ones anyway.


 

 

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14 Aug 2018 22:14:14
I put all the proper names. I'm a bit of a pedant 😁.


 

 

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14 Aug 2018 21:11:03
Top football knowledge, probably good contacts, and appears to have a bit of business acumen. Intimate knowledge of the club as well.


 

 

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14 Aug 2018 19:21:07
Mumbles, I was referring to their fans who have been full of excuses for years. All I'm hearing just now from our lot, is, "just one more transfer window, and it'll be alright'. Except when those pesky Glazers go and spoil things, of course.


 

 

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14 Aug 2018 18:31:57
This is the year. This is the one that the eternal optimists said would be the year. Well, first of all it was 3 transfer windows. Then three seasons. Now of course, in the third season, it's the Glazer's fault for not throwing a zillion more quid at the problem, which is a convenient scapegoat, after he was backed to the hilt in his first two seasons. Please, no more excuses if this year isn't the one. We're sounding more and more like that lot down the road.