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11 Feb 2018 18:45:05
People say Pep Guardiola don't have a plan B which may be true but United don't have plan A at the moment.
Very painful to see United play under LVG and JM. Very predictable.
DDG and Sanchez are quality no doubt about that. Other 9 players are no where near good enough in starting 11 for United if United need to be among the Barca, real, bayern level.

Pogba is not interested in football. I think Pogba needs same salary as Sanchez.
The way Pogba played today may prove Sir Alex selling him is not a mistake and bringing him back again is the mistake.
Lingard, Smalling, Jones please leave United.
Matic, Valencia and Young can be very good subs
90M wasted on lukaku could have bought worldclass LB, RB for that amount and play Martial as striker.

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1.) 11 Feb 2018 19:26:36
SAF didn’t choose to sell Pogba - his contract was mismanaged and he was able to walk away. Fergie fought to convince him to stay but he wanted first team football, which was not possible given the players Utd had ahead of him then.


2.) 11 Feb 2018 21:04:26
Agree that DDG and Sanchez are our stand out players. Disagree that they’re the only two with quality. Frustrating to see Pogba and Martial used in positions they’re not equipped to play in. Would love to see Sanchez on right and Martial on left. With Valencia’s ability to overlap Sanchez could have plenty of freedom to drift inside which is what Mata has been doing for the last 18 months anyway. Matic is a top DM and should allow Pogba to play with freedom in a midfield 3. Surely one of Herrera, Fellaini, Carrick or McTominay could play the other position in that midfield. Lukaku is able to hold up the ball and if used properly could be fantastic at unleashing Martial, Sanchez and Pogba in attack as well as scoring plenty himself inside the box.

In defence as well as having the best GK in the world, we’ve got two good full backs in Shaw and Valencia. TFM could be a good back up for RB from next season and allow a gradual transition into first team. Bailey is immense and we’ve really missed him. Once fit we need a top quality, consistent partner for him.

Overall I think we’re only a CB and CM short of a great team provided we play a midfield 3 and use the attacking players we have wisely. A second CM to replace Carrick in the squad is also needed and with young guys like Tuanzebe and Perreira I think we have a balanced, young and exciting team. Smalling and Jones are abysmal and it looks like Fellaini and Darmian want out. If those four left along with Carrixk and Zlatan moving on and we bring in a CB and one or two CMs while promoting TFM, Tuanzebe and Perreira I’d be happy. No need to panic, it’s not a huge overhaul, just a bit of quality to allow us play a system that would get the best out of what we have.


3.) 11 Feb 2018 22:11:32
For 95 million pogba should be able play in goal never mind midfield. The guy is a clown and only plays well when united are 2 or 3 goals up. And joses negative football was never going to satisfy the united fans. He plays to spoil the oppositions strenghts rather than concentrating on the talent he has at his disposal.


4.) 11 Feb 2018 22:15:21
Kev I think we are short of a top right back Tony V is good but not great. Our centre backs at the moment are nowhere near the quality of a Rio or Stam or Vidic and that's the level we have to get to. Up front we are blessed with talent but Sanchez played best cutting in from the left when he was at Arsenal. I'm midfield it's important to realise that we still have no Scholes replacement. Barcelona have Iniesta and City have DE Bryne and Silva. Without a conductor the team will not perform to its best as a whole. Because we lack that defensive solidity and midfield platform we cannot move forward like we should. Sanchez needs to roam free and I do think that Martial Lukaku and Rashford need to be selected according to the opposition we face. The other thing is that we still lack real leaders to drive the team on when needed. That apart it does bother me big time that Jose can't seem to rouse the players. today they looked flat. when Fergie was around they may have lost but lost with more passion.


5.) 12 Feb 2018 18:26:52
I know we have lost a couple of games but your all being a bit harsh. "Only 2 decent players" I think we have some good players and yeah maybe we should have won on Sunday on paper but this is football, you win some you lose some. Just because we lose doesn't mean replace 9 of the players who wasn't quite at the races.


 

 

01 Jul 2016 18:25:17
A flight from Dortmund will be arriving at Manchester Airport's private terminal at 3.30pm this afternoon, amid the likelihood Mkhitaryan will soon finalise his move to United.

Anyone has more on that? As Ed002 said previously one or two issues need to be solved before finalizing the deal. I think either Dortmund high level officials are in Manchester to discuss those issues with United or MKH is landing for a medical assuming those issues are solved smoothly.

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1.) 01 Jul 2016 19:01:28
Wonder if shneyeda has been found in the left luggage section at Manchester Airport yet?


2.) 01 Jul 2016 19:01:50
Yet you post this at 18.25😂😂.


3.) 01 Jul 2016 19:29:37
I found that rumour in M*E*N. I saw it around 18:15 only. I thought Zlatan overshadowed this.


 

 

06 Aug 2015 09:26:10
Manchester United have reached a 'verbal agreement' with Benfica over centre-back Nicolas Gaitan according to some newspaper or website from which i copied.

I am puzzled!

Is Gaitan a utility player like Blind or there are two Gaitans in Benfica, one a winger, other a defender?

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1.) 06 Aug 2015 10:54:43
I read one in the Express yesterday written by someone named Izzy that "Real expect want-away striker De Gea to sign by the end of the week"


2.) 06 Aug 2015 13:52:38
Like and Like haha. They're muppets.


3.) 06 Aug 2015 18:02:12
Just to clarify I mean I like your comments and the tabloids are muppets.


4.) 06 Aug 2015 18:52:38
Most expensive chipped goal our team has ever scored ;)


 

 

 

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07 Jul 2017 07:17:11
Chelsea still allow Matic to join United considering we hijacked one of their targets?
Keita (Liverpool midfield target) is that much talented as liverpool wants him so much it seems. United have any interest in him?

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1.) 07 Jul 2017 08:00:01
I doubt it will have any impact.


2.) 07 Jul 2017 08:05:18
Ed002 reckons chelsea are waiting to sort out something with another player and then we can buy matic.


3.) 07 Jul 2017 08:10:07
It's not going to be bitterness. This is professional business.


 

 

20 Aug 2016 17:31:27
From Liverpool banter

Without Aguero and Zlatan Manchester teams are Nothing upfront.

According to our friendly enemy BigAl

Another post saying before the game
"Could finish 7-3 by the looks of that lineup! ".

midfield_maestro

1.) 20 Aug 2016 18:14:24
They've got nothing to worry about, they were always going to ease off today after winning the title last weekend against arsenal.


2.) 20 Aug 2016 18:56:06
Who said 7-3? I never give out or comment prediction scorelines.
I said the United team are nothing up front without Zatlan.


3.) 20 Aug 2016 19:10:13
Sorry Al but you are wrong. Our main issue last year was having to play 2 holding midfielders to protect the defence. Bailey is a beast so we don't have to do that. We als lacked dynamism in the middle which Pogba addresses. Up front is not an issue, if Ibra is injured then we play Rashford or Martial up front, we also have Micky to come in. Cling to your hope of us failing. but for me, this year will be between the 2 Manchester teams.


4.) 20 Aug 2016 19:26:45
Luckily upfront is not a problem for us.


5.) 20 Aug 2016 19:28:14
We have Rashford, Miki, Depay, Lingard who all can't get into the first team front 4.

Rooney, Martial, Depay can all perform at a very high level as a 9. I think we are okay if Zlatan misses some games.

Thanks for your concern though! I would take a closer look at your own team if I were you - I am delighted with our squad.


6.) 20 Aug 2016 19:32:50
I agree Tony. We still have lots of work to do but the potential for improvement is huge. Chelsea and spurs will be there our there abouts too I think.


7.) 20 Aug 2016 21:02:29
AJH
This is my point mate. I'm not talking about players who can fill in. I'm fully aware united and city have players who can fill in. I'm talking about replacing zatlan with a quality goalscorer which you do not possess. How many goals did those players score between them last season and forget rooneys penaltys?
I'm concluding on this one mate.


8.) 20 Aug 2016 21:32:40
Al, the players you mention didn't score goals, because of LVG and his straightjacket tactics. I doubt Messi would have got into double figures playing in one of his teams.


9.) 20 Aug 2016 22:27:21
Big Al, what was Rashfords goal per game ratio, I'm not sure myself but i think it was pretty good.


10.) 21 Aug 2016 08:50:58
Al mate you can't look at what our strikers scored or didn't score last season as a bench mark. We averaged 3-4 chances a game last season due to LvG's negative tactics. Messi wouldn't have scored 20 goals for us if he was in our team last season.

Rashford had a very good goals to game ratio, and Rooney still scored double figures regardless of spending half the season in midfield. Memphis is a player who if played correctly can score double figures for us as is Martial.

The thing that frustrated most fans last season wad the fact we had plenty of players capable of scoring well and often but they were forced to play in a manner where they never had a chance to shoot.

Mata, Rooney, Depay, Lingard, Martial, Rashford and Zlatan should all be able to score between 8-25 goals each a season.

I think with a stronger defence, a multifuncional midfield and a potent forward line I'm sure we will be fine.

Where as you a Sturridge injury away from struggling to score. Good thing he isn't prone to the odd injury hey? Lol.


 

 

02 Aug 2016 05:00:13
Varane is a young CB who wants more game time because he knows he can be nearly as good as Ramos or Pepe.

For people supporting Smalling or Jones i like to ask do they deserve game time ahead of Rio and Vidic. Whether you were equally comfortable in your seats if Smalling and Jones start ahead of Rio and Vidic? I assume all are in their primes and injury free.

midfield_maestro

1.) 02 Aug 2016 05:27:16
I think we need an experienced CB to come in, but I do like Verane (better than nobody coming in) .

I understand what you are saying, but we crushed the development of a lot of players, who know's how good they would become. People could say the same about Scholes/ Carrick - Pogba for example. This is why I worry about signing potential for an elite club like ours, they have to play week in week out to fulfill it normally and there will normally already be a star in the team taking their place (normally) .

If Januzaj, Wilson, Jones had signed for lesser teams maybe they would be world beaters now. Who knows?!

It's why managers are paid what they are, but a lot fail as like politicians they think short term.


2.) 02 Aug 2016 06:38:17
Smalling is an upgrade over Wes Brown but a level or two lower than Rio or Vidic. Last season he was given more game time than ever, he was good because United's aim was to keep the ball and scoring goals was secondary. Players like Smalling, Jones just don't make the cut.


3.) 02 Aug 2016 13:27:42
"It's why managers are paid what they are, but a lot fail as like politicians they think short term. "

I don't know if this is a joke, I feel that it's more fans that think short term and want results right now and don't give them the ability to think long term. Football is a results business.


 

 

24 Jul 2016 17:59:48
Jose said he just needs 10 minutes to judge a player. He said this about Axel Tuanzebe during training.
Against Dortmund he had more than 10 min to judge on Jones, Valencia, Depay, young. These four and other average players are not good enough if we want to win the league, not even good for bench. To win PL with these average players SAF need to comeback which won't happen.

One CB of high quality (Smalling is good for bench)
One RB of high quality
One more attacking player who run with the ball is most important.

LVG style clearance of average players. Because everytime I see these average players play i feel they induce averageness throughout the squad.

In Pogba transfer we are in win-win situation. If we get him we will have a high quality MF in starting 11, no stranger to United. If we don't then we will have plenty of cash to spend on defenders and other midfielders.

DiMaria should have stayed. Trio of DiMaria, Micky, Martial can be bettered only by RM and Barcelona Trios.

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1.) 24 Jul 2016 18:15:18
Young and Valencia have been very solid reliable players for the club, you need people like that who are dependable and versatile over the course of a season. Jones and depay both need game time, hopefully we will see the best of them if they get a run of games a bit like smalling last season.
You say they aren't good enough for a league winning side yet how many prem medals do they have between them?
Di Maria acted like a child and didn't want to be here, why would you want someone like that at the club.


2.) 24 Jul 2016 18:23:54
Also jose didn't say he needed 10 min to judge A player. He said he needed just 10 min to judge Tuanzebe. There is a difference. The youth team coaches must have also given him tbeir input. He mentioned that too.


3.) 24 Jul 2016 19:23:30
Young and Valencia are solid, reliable players? Assuming their natural position as wingers you Rely on them for what? Assists? Goals? dead ball specialists? They both score odd goals here and there and few assists with poor crosses. Their movement is easily readable. We need (ed) the quality of Stam, Rio, Vida etc for winning the league. Not Smalling, Jones, Rojo etc.

Jose said the same or similar thing about judging a player previously. During his Second spell at Chelsea I believe. Google it.


4.) 25 Jul 2016 05:13:26
It is Jose Mourinho’s 10-minute rule. Ten minutes. That is all it takes for the Chelsea manager to know whether a player is good enough. Whether a player can make it. Whether he has that desire, that hunger, that drive. Or whether he has to go. It is that ruthless.
“You know, I’m a coach, ” Mourinho says. “I’m not an office man and, as a coach, I think the players must give confidence for me to say ‘let’s go’. Not the other way. The players and the agents would like this: ‘Oh I need five matches in a row to prove myself. ’ ”
Mourinho professes surprise. “Oh, you need five matches in a row? Oh, fantastic! You don’t need five matches in a row. You need 10 minutes. In 10 minutes you can show me if you are ready or if you are not ready. [Kurt] Zouma didn’t have five matches in a row. ”

The Telegraf - 05 Aug 2015.


5.) 25 Jul 2016 10:40:10
What exactly is your point? Do you think Mourinho should have started an auction for these players in the 11th minute? Also the money is there for Pogba it doesn't automatically mean that we will spend that money on 3 or 4 other players if Pogba doesn't come.


 

 

18 Jul 2016 16:57:03
United played Wigan on Saturday, Liverpool played Wigan on Sunday (yesterday) . United or Liverpool don't have any other club for friendly? Looks weird for me.

midfield_maestro

1.) 18 Jul 2016 18:10:03
Maybe wigan just want a couple of games against decent teams the are pretty close in distance. And both liverpool and ourselves wanted a game to give the players a run out. We played 2 games in the same day once. don't see how you think it weird.


2.) 18 Jul 2016 20:00:28
Tbh it's a good way for Wigan to play two very good opponents, albeit within 24hrs that would potentially generate abut more revenue for them.

It's strange to play 2 games in two days but that's their choice.


3.) 18 Jul 2016 21:26:44
Saw on MUTV Caldwell say they had the Liverpool game already scheduled and Utd contacted them about a friendly but had to be Saturday, hence the two games in two days.


4.) 19 Jul 2016 10:10:24
Not that weird. Bums on seats money through the till. what's weird about that.


5.) 19 Jul 2016 15:21:44
I read that Jose wanted a friendly to help him choose the squad for the tour, a couple of local clubs were contacted and Wigan responded.


 

 

 

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12 Feb 2018 06:47:21
"severe lack of grey matter in our team"
Precisely. 100% agree.

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04 Aug 2016 09:07:02
Schweinsteiger, Rojo, Januzaj, Wilson are not in our plans.
I wish chinese clubs take them for 25M each.
Depay and Jones may also join that list if they put poor performances and show no sign of improvements.

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01 Jul 2016 19:29:37
I found that rumour in M*E*N. I saw it around 18:15 only. I thought Zlatan overshadowed this.

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01 Jul 2016 18:05:03
This is a great chance to offload Rooney. On the back of a poor international performance no one will criticize United for offloading him. I like Rooney but for the sake of United he needs to go.
60M is a good deal keeping in mind that he earns 260K per week at United.

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

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20 Aug 2016 17:07:33
I can't stop laughing common sense. Fantastic, Fantastic and particularly about Sturridge i am still laughing while typing this.

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04 Aug 2016 09:17:20
Mino Raoila will takeover United from glazers in few years time.

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02 Aug 2016 06:38:17
Smalling is an upgrade over Wes Brown but a level or two lower than Rio or Vidic. Last season he was given more game time than ever, he was good because United's aim was to keep the ball and scoring goals was secondary. Players like Smalling, Jones just don't make the cut.

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25 Jul 2016 05:13:26
It is Jose Mourinho’s 10-minute rule. Ten minutes. That is all it takes for the Chelsea manager to know whether a player is good enough. Whether a player can make it. Whether he has that desire, that hunger, that drive. Or whether he has to go. It is that ruthless.
“You know, I’m a coach, ” Mourinho says. “I’m not an office man and, as a coach, I think the players must give confidence for me to say ‘let’s go’. Not the other way. The players and the agents would like this: ‘Oh I need five matches in a row to prove myself. ’ ”
Mourinho professes surprise. “Oh, you need five matches in a row? Oh, fantastic! You don’t need five matches in a row. You need 10 minutes. In 10 minutes you can show me if you are ready or if you are not ready. [Kurt] Zouma didn’t have five matches in a row. ”

The Telegraf - 05 Aug 2015.

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24 Jul 2016 19:23:30
Young and Valencia are solid, reliable players? Assuming their natural position as wingers you Rely on them for what? Assists? Goals? dead ball specialists? They both score odd goals here and there and few assists with poor crosses. Their movement is easily readable. We need (ed) the quality of Stam, Rio, Vida etc for winning the league. Not Smalling, Jones, Rojo etc.

Jose said the same or similar thing about judging a player previously. During his Second spell at Chelsea I believe. Google it.

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