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28 Apr 2017 16:28:10
So gutted if the reports are true that fosu mensah has dislocated his shoulder. Was so looking forward to him getting some game time in midfield as I believe an eventual combination of him Herrera and pogba would compliment eachother very well.

The injuries really have taken its toll and it time for the players to stand up and be counted for. Rooney apparently could play in midfield and many will disagree but I think he could have provided a link from midfield to attack that we were missing yesterday. Not the same player but he can still do a job. Big game Sunday let's get the 3 points on the board and put pressure on city and the scousers.

Lots to play for and could end up being a special end if the seasons. Onwards and upwards.


{Ed025's Note - mensah is not the biggest loss though park, better him out than one of the bigger names as im sure we wont see the best of him until next season at the earliest mate..

1.) 29 Apr 2017 14:40:00
We need to remain calm about the youth players. I'm a huge fan of Rashfords potential but he isn't in the top 50 scorers in the 'league' this season and Mensah has done nothing yet to even be discussed as the main defensive midfielder in a team that wants to win the CL. It's almost bordering on hysteria. Both their positions need serious strengthening in the summer.




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13 Nov 2017 23:52:15
Little bit off topic guys but I was having a discussion with one of my mates as to whether there were more world class or naturally talented footballers say 10-15 years ago than there are now.

We both agreed that there were some truly talented players who were great on the eye such as nedved, Brazilian Ronaldo and Ronaldinho. Whereas now my mate argues although we have genuine once in a life time talent such as Ronaldo and Messi, the rest lack that something which he can't quite put his finger on it.

I think it's down to the fact that football has lost its romanticism. It's now a commercial giant where it is about money as opposed the beauty of the game. I also argued that it's purely because these players have retired and when we look back and tell our kids about the stars of yesteryear, we will rave and say how there are no players like Rooney or Ronaldo or Messi.

So what do you guys think and who is everybody's top 3 players from 10-15 years ago. As I mentioned earlier I loved nedved, Brazilian Ronaldo and Ronaldinho who was just a magician on the ball. Big fan of maldini as well top top player. Be great to hear from the Ed's as well!


1.) 14 Nov 2017 07:58:04
I think there are a handful of truly great players in every generation and by the laws of averages with so many players worldwide I think this will always be so. I do think though that teams in general are so much more professional physically fit stronger and organised that it becomes harder and harder for the best to shine. Look how a well organised Sweden defeated a creatively better Italian team over two legs as one proof.

2.) 14 Nov 2017 08:15:44
You might be right about the romanticism, but I think it's worth considering that overall the skill level of players has improved across the board. It's hard to stand out when the entire tier of professional players is faster, stronger, and more technical than it was 20 years ago.

Also, Zidane is maybe my favorite ever player.

3.) 14 Nov 2017 09:27:14
Nostalgia effect.

4.) 14 Nov 2017 09:51:03
That much emphasis on running, tracking back coaching tactics honest to god talent is being coached out the game .

5.) 14 Nov 2017 11:01:57
Modern coaches seem very adept now at being able to set a team up to make it very hard to beat . Lots of games can feel like attack v defense with one team very dominant possession wise but facing large numbers defending and finding it a real struggle . Maybe it was like this 20 year ago but it feels more common now .

6.) 14 Nov 2017 12:00:20
"Rooney, Ronaldo or Messi". :)

Sorry, jred. Couldn't resist, mate.

7.) 14 Nov 2017 12:38:23
Zidane was a magnificent player, that juventus midfield with him conte Davids deschamps.
That era United had to make do with Giggs Beckham keane and scholes .

8.) 15 Nov 2017 14:14:57
Your right jred and both of those awesome midfields only one 1 cl each. Shows you have tough it is to win.



12 Nov 2017 07:01:10
I love Patrice Evra. One of my favourite players who truly got what it mean to play for our glorious club. I miss when he used to lead our team and he truly understood the United way. Such a shame how this ban may mean that is the end of his career. Stay strong pat and united are always behind you.


1.) 12 Nov 2017 12:36:12
the ban would not apply in the Chinese Super League?

2.) 15 Nov 2017 20:22:53
Hes had an incredible career but it’s ahrdly a shame the ‘man’ acted atrociously as many a footballer does but the worst thing is he still goes home to his mansion with his fortunes in the bank. He was sacked and rightly so and I applaud marseilles stance, were all guilty of defending our own players when they act awfully but I think it’s a step in the right direction sacking him, he Kung fu kicked a fan. it’s abiut time a club reprimands it’s players, won’t see that happen too often.



07 Nov 2017 20:13:49
Hi Ed’s I sent a post in but it hasn’t been posted? Is everything ok with it? Thanks.


{Ed002's Note - You started a separate thread - it should be a reply.}

1.) 07 Nov 2017 21:30:38
Thanks for replying Ed. It was meant to be a separate thread. Thanks again.

2.) 08 Nov 2017 07:50:22
Why do people say Pochettino is unattainable. Nobody is unattainable if you throw enough money around. Are you honestly telling me the spuds who have won nowt for years are bigger than man utd.

3.) 08 Nov 2017 09:59:20
Would you be able to post it as a separate thread please Ed?

{Ed002's Note - You need to add it as a reply to the previous post.}



04 Nov 2017 16:00:11
Looks like Fellaini and Rojo have travelled with the squad to Chelsea. Would be great to have them both back especially Fellaini in midfield. Could we see a matic, Herrera, Fellaini midfield three with Herrera doing a man marking job on hazard again? Think we will play 3 at the with smalling, Bailly and Jones with young and Valencia as wing backs. A front two of rashford and lukaku to spearhead the attack. Personally I would love if martial rash and lukaku all started. Chelsea look vulnerable and I think the pace of rash and martial is key in finding the spaces behind Alonso and whoever plays right wing back. City kept sane and Sterling very wide and high up the pitch which pinned back chelsea’s Wing backs and therefore negated there attack. The key battle will be the midfield and even with Kante back I think we will have enough to dominate this. Starting miki would be a no from me as he gives away the ball far too much and in these sort of games ball retention is key. We have enough to win this but all depends on how Jose sets up. Excited for this and haven’t been this confident of getting a result at Chelsea for years.


1.) 04 Nov 2017 16:16:36
If we play the at the back, two wingbacks, those three in midfield plus Lukaku, Rash and Martial upfront then we might find it difficult to keep a clean sheet without a keeper!

2.) 04 Nov 2017 16:31:19
Haha you know what I mean dodgy! I think we will see De Gea in goal, smalling, Bailly Jones in defence. Young and Valencia wing backs with a midfield three of Herrera, matic and miki. Rashford and lukaku up top. But wouldn’t rule out Fellaini instead of miki.

3.) 04 Nov 2017 20:34:52
Sorry Park3, couldn't resist. The clue is in the name!

Looking forward to having Scouse cretins showing up on here all week, I've been missing the little blighters after their stuffing from Tottenham.



16 Oct 2017 12:32:21
I think the press and fans are jumping onto the Mourinho not ending his career with us and blowing it way out of proportion. Jose has at least 17 years left until he is 70 odd years old and I think we all know deep down he is not going to be here for that long. I would expect him to stay beyond his 3 year contract but not stay longer than 7 years. He has previously stated he has ambitions of managing portugal and I can see him going to PSG. But i think we need to take what has been said in the media with a pinch of salt.

This, in my opinion, is the hardest job he has ever taken. To revive a wounded giant such as ourselves, under intense media scrutiny that united always have coupled with the need to play attacking and entertaining football. I think the key is to have a succession plan which is something that City have done really well. The club has been in turmoil since Fergie left and Mourinho has come in and has tried to change this. There has been a overhaul of the scouting system, academy and the facilities.

I think the idea of having a Director of Football is integral for us to move forward. In the modern day, there needs to be a bridge between the wigs on the board and the manager and this would make a change of manager less disruptive. Managers are not going to build dynasties a la Fergie and to an extent Wenger and this is something that the club has to accept. Personally, if Jose does go I would look to appoint a director of football and look at Pochettino or Marco Silva who is a fantastic young manager.

Of course all of this is speculation and pointless but I think we need to relax. We have gone to Anfield and come out with a point. Peformance was terrible but people are forgetting Arsenal and Chelsea just lost. We take the point and move on. We go again and we carry on winning. Pogba is intergal and I hope he is back soon because he tranforms our team.

Eds opinions appreicated.


{Ed002's Note - (a) He has no intention of working until he is 70. (b) It is not the "hardest job he has ever taken" - Manchester United and Liverpool fans are unable to see beyond the red tinted spectacle about the glasses they wear. (c) The club were unable to appoint the Director of Football they wanted - and JM would have been happy with. Simply appointing one at random won't work for him.}

1.) 16 Oct 2017 14:40:12
Hi Ed thanks for the reply. What do you think has been jose's hardest job if you do not think it is the united job?

Am I right in thinking that we were after the Athletico Madrid Director? I was not not suggesting we appoint someone random but instead suggesting that this should be a high priority for us.

Thanks for the insights.

{Ed002's Note - I am not going to get into anything about his hardest job as it is not worth the grief. No, MU were not after the AM DoF.}

2.) 16 Oct 2017 15:01:08
No problem thanks ed.

3.) 16 Oct 2017 19:12:32
It was the dof of sevilla who we were after but he chose Roma.

4.) 16 Oct 2017 22:17:32
The united job has got to be one of the easiest jobs in the world if you consider that the boards actions have shown since fergie left that as long as you get champions league football you're safe.

Im in no doubt the fans think differently and have higher expectations but the glazers, woodward etc have been quite lenient with managers post fergie.

5.) 17 Oct 2017 06:57:15
DSG, really? Moyes was acid after 1 year, LVG managed 2. That doesn't sound pariticularly lenient to me. They realised they made a mistake with Moyes and sacked him and LVG was sacked immediately after winning the FA Cup. Looks quite clinical to me.

6.) 17 Oct 2017 21:51:35
In a modern context i think it is AJH, if moyes and lvg performed like that at city, chelsea, madrid or bayern theyd have been hooked mid season.

With the resources available to united managers nowadays asking for champions league football season in season out isn't too much to ask in my opinion.

Obviously if were just looking at uniteds history then they have been given short shrift but i was speaking in relation to ruthless attitudes towards managers in recent times.




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14 Nov 2017 00:15:06
Wouldn’t touch him Cinderella. Always preferred griezmann so we can only hope.




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02 Nov 2017 11:30:40
If rumours are to be beloved Kenedy, then Jose is looking to bring back pereira in January. Such a shame he decided to go on loan as I think he would have played a lot of games with the injuries we have had. And since we have struggled for creativity without pogba, I think he would have flourished.





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20 Nov 2017 13:52:32
I’m sorry Luke but I can’t disagree with this more! We should NEVER settle for second best. We are Manchester United. Winning is in our DNA and once we start to settle for second best then we lose what makes us so special. I feel we have lost some of our soul since Fergie has left but I think slowly Jose is bringing it back.

I get what you mean that going from 6th to 2nd is decent but it isn’t for us. Maybe for spurs and Liverpool it is but we should always being aiming for first. Anything less is failure in my eyes. I think with our full team and pogba pulling the strings we have a decent side. I think we should enjoy chasing city down as we used to back in the day under Fergie. This is a crucial Xmas period and we need to build up a head of steam. Bring on city in 3 weeks time!




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16 Nov 2017 23:31:47
Great listen ed thank you so much! Some very surprising names in lewandowski, Casemiro and Fàbregas. Shame about griezmann. But thanks again.


{Ed002's Note - You are welcome. At a meal after the recent game in London, Mourinho ate with Mr Abramovich and Fabregas was discussed.}



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11 Nov 2017 09:48:54
Good posts guys. Agree with beast we must strengthen in January and I think griezmann is a must. The guy is class and although some people prefer bale (don’t know why he is so injury prone), I think he’s that world class game changer we are missing.

Beast you make a good point regarding attacking city. Teams have sat back and allowed them to run rings on them. I think the way spurs play is the perfect way to counter city. They press higher up the pitch but also have a solid defensive unit. Interested to see if we invest heavily in January as there seems to be rumours this will be one of our biggest.




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10 Nov 2017 09:57:59
Great post WRD some perspective. It’s a long seasons let’s get pogba back and see what happens. I remember back when city won the league for the first time and we were 8 points behind and we were determined to catch them. We did and although we ended up losing to the Aguero goal, the fans and players knew we could catch up. It’s only November and although city have been class, there’s no reason why we cannot catch them. Let’s just get behind the team AND manager and see what happens.




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10 Nov 2017 09:46:30
Agree with Bolger here. As hard is it is to take we are no longer the dominant force in the league. All our rivals have strenghtened and have top class managers and the league is stronger than it has ever been. Our era of dominance was always going to have to end sometime. That does not mean we should not have ambitions to win. But times are different now and we have no right to win. The 3 years of Moyes and lvg set the club back light years in footballing sense. Jose has inherited a falling giant and whilst he has not been his charismatic self, he’s done a decent job to get us to where we are. I agree with beast his demeanour has not been Jose of old and if he goes then I do not think it would be the end of the world. But whilst he’s here he has my full backing and that’s all we can give as fans. Let’s support the team that we all love and see how the season pans out. Let’s just enjoy it guys because come May we could be sitting here a few trophies.