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16 Feb 2019 14:03:45
If you have the time Ed002, which clubs are interested in Jadon Sancho? Rumours of United 'lining up a move'.

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{Ed002's Note - Right now no one is interested as he is not for sale. In confirming Manchester City's option when asked this week Watzke also said there has been no approach for the player who is not for sale. When he left MC at least Spurs, Manchester United and Arsenal expressed an interest but he had his heart set on Dortmund that was in 2017.}


1.) 16 Feb 2019 16:25:46
Hardly a word about it till Dortmund came to town.
Complete fabrication i'd say.
Scholes. Just watch between now and the end of the season how often united are linked with players playing in any high profile game.
The easiest way to get clicks and readers is to link united with a player.


2.) 16 Feb 2019 19:56:11
I assume he still has a few years worth of development at dortmund left.

They have already agreed to sell pulisic to chelsea in the summer so no pressure on dortmund to sell him.


3.) 16 Feb 2019 21:47:19
Thanks Ed002.


 

 

28 Jan 2019 11:17:54
Any truth in United wanting to take Tielemans on loan from Monaco Ed002?

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{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of any discussions with Manchester United - I am aware of discussions withtwo other sides.}


1.) 28 Jan 2019 18:18:13
Ronnie is taking over.


2.) 28 Jan 2019 18:39:04
Superb talent and maybe a rotation option for Pogba? Not a bad idea with our impending champions league run, FA Cup run and push for top 3.


3.) 28 Jan 2019 19:22:08
He was a player i think ed002 told us a year ago was not ready for a top club. He has not shown anything at monaco in a disaster season for the club.
He may flourish in a new environment and fulfill his potential but it all seems to have stalled for the moment for him.


4.) 28 Jan 2019 19:58:05
Be fair Ken, he has probably been Monaco's top performer this season. The reason he is likely to leave is because he doesn't see eye to eye with Jardim who is returning as manager. He has up until now been the only player at Monaco who say he has played well this season.


5.) 29 Jan 2019 05:34:58
Herrera and Matic will be 30 and 31 next year.
It would be nice to see Tielemans coming in being groomed for the 3 man midfield role.
Ruben Neves is another promising quality midfielder.


6.) 29 Jan 2019 18:54:33
Their defence is appalling shappy but he is not showing his best albeit in a poor team.
Neves is ideal for us imo he can play any of the 3 midfield roles and has excelled for wolves all season and tore up the championship last season. He can mix it with the toughest of them and can play football with the best of them. Top player.


 

 

03 Jan 2019 14:51:23
According to Fox Sports we are going to bid for Kostas Manolas, opinions?

scholes_18_18

1.) 03 Jan 2019 15:32:18
Rubbish.


2.) 03 Jan 2019 15:39:09
We would be replacing an average defender with another average defender.


3.) 03 Jan 2019 15:44:35
How has he come along in the last year or 2? He was doing really well a few years back and if I remembered correctly turned down a move to Zenit too. From what I recall he was quite likely to getting cards and suspension though. Any opinion Ed1? Maybe even a profile?

{Ed001's Note - I have added him to the player profiles list. My parents go home in less than a week (well all being well anyway as they are not even sure if BA will honour their return flight. They refused to change the outbound flight so they could go to my nan's funeral as it was 'too short notice' apparently.) so things should get back to normal in terms of articles.}


4.) 03 Jan 2019 16:49:31
Sorry to hear about your loss Ed. RIP 🙏.

{Ed001's Note - thank you Singh, much appreciated.}


5.) 03 Jan 2019 16:55:17
Depends on how much Roma want for him. He's good but I wouldn't sign him if he will Kostas too much. Lol.


6.) 03 Jan 2019 17:01:58
No pressure ed1. Do you much about him, how he has been getting on? I wasn't specifically asking for a profile as understand you already have tons of things to do on hand.

{Ed001's Note - he is one of those players who is very hit and miss. Because he is physical and can be rash, he is fantastic one game and terrible the next, from what I have seen. Might well be suited to English football though.}


7.) 03 Jan 2019 18:23:53
Sounds like Bailly Ed!

{Ed001's Note - a little yes.}


8.) 03 Jan 2019 18:25:39
Agreed ed1, from what I had seen of him he was a solid player when his head was on but just as likely to get sent off as he is to putting a MOTM performance. But if Lindelof is going to be first choice than a more physical partner maybe the way to go. But saying that if he is still as immature than who knows.

But he does remind a bit of Pepe or Ramos (but not a c##t like Ramos I think)

{Ed001's Note - at least he would be entertaining to watch as you never know what you will get.}


9.) 03 Jan 2019 21:42:49
It is typical of Man Utd and it is where we differ from Chelsea, Liverpool, Bayern, juventus, real and Barca. We know koulibaly is one of the pieces of the puzzle we need, that skrinar is a close second, but we won’t do what is required to get them. Let’s verpool did what was required to get van dyke and it’s paying dividends.

Come on Utd, developer a strategy, identify your targets (including a desire to sign for the club) and go and get them. Enough of this cheap skating and opting for option 3 or 4 because we either had unrealistic targets or weren’t prepared to pay the price.


10.) 03 Jan 2019 21:00:35
He is one those players that I will instantly like if he joins because that entertainment factor ed1. But might cause a few people to lose their head. But for sure he will be a significant upgrade on Jones and Rojo because at he will be fit for large parts. Saying all that ed, is he not seen to be very well settled at Roma and not that eager to move on?

Thanks.

{Ed001's Note - so was Nainggolan. Roma are a bit of a mess to be honest, the fans hate the moron that owns them, Palotta. They have a great social media dept run by a great guy, but the rest of the club is shambolic and the fans are protesting against it. So it might well be that any player will think this is a good time to move on now before it gets worse.}


11.) 03 Jan 2019 22:43:53
Didn't know that much about Roma's current state. A major upheaval might be coming their way it seems. The transfer of Nianggolan did catch me off guard. I thought he was very happy at Roma and didn't want to leave Rome even after his playing days.


And as a reply to Huggy, calm down it is just a report by some media outlets, a rumour. Also not getting your first choice isn't always a terrible outcome. Sometimes you just won't be able to get your first choice or 2nd choice due to various reason maybe price, maybe other options for player, maybe an unfortunate injury etc, . What does matter in my view is when you are buying a player you aren't just buying for the sake of it, the player has to be fitting with the requirements.

A prime example of a 3rd choice option performing really well is last year's Pl player of the year Mo Salah. He wasn't the first or 2nd choice option (I think) when Liverpool signed him, Brandt was first choice if I recall correctly and Klopp had to be persuaded to sign Salah. So not getting the 1st choice doesn't always result in disaster maybe it also might work. Bug I too hope that if we are after Manolas it isn't just because he is cheaper than other options and is seen to be a significant upgrade and at the desired level.

{Ed002's Note - aroma are working hard on transfers and ha spoken to a number of sides and will be hip to the attendees in Geneva on 15/16.}


12.) 04 Jan 2019 02:45:26
Haha aroma, nice Ed02 :)


 

 

18 Dec 2018 15:36:01
Talk of Mike Phelan returning as a coach with Ole.

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1.) 18 Dec 2018 16:05:53
Bit of rene as well? Carrick and mckenna no good.


2.) 18 Dec 2018 16:08:30
hope to god he has lost those shorts.


3.) 18 Dec 2018 16:08:54
Get the band back together FZZ.


4.) 18 Dec 2018 17:38:21
as interim get people in that know the ethos of the club, for to long we have looked like a disjointed bunch of strangers.

let the board find a DOF and worry about making the manager perminant in the summer.

promote within and trust your players.

the morale needs lifting from everyone.

onwards and upwards.

wouldnt have minded blanc, although he's not been in work for over 2 years.


5.) 19 Dec 2018 00:36:28
Get Eric Steele back as well. Great bloke and he had a fantastic relationship with Dave the save. Went so far as to learn Spanish to help him settle and played a major part in the decision to recruit Dave.


 

 

23 Nov 2018 17:41:01
According to the latest leaks, Ramos failed a drug test the day before the 2017 CL Final which was then covered up by eufa, couple that with the amount of games they cheated through that CL Campaign the trophy should be rescinded. Absolutely hate that club!

scholes_18_18

{Ed025's Note - and what..give it to liverpool scholes?....i call it gamesmanship mate.. :)


1.) 23 Nov 2018 17:57:46
Or Juventus Ed025, who they played in the 2017 final lol. Actually, they can donate it to Everton because you haven't won one before😂😂😂.

{Ed025's Note - oh right scholesy, i must have slept for a year, i just would not be able to cope with "we,ve won it six times" mate, we would have won one in the mid eighties when we were the best team in europe only english clubs were banned, thanks for that liverpool.. :(


2.) 23 Nov 2018 19:17:00
Your favourite site sports witness have delved into these claims scholes, seems there a much to do with nothing.

Dont believe everything you read mate lol :)


3.) 23 Nov 2018 20:56:54
Not believing it yet. Never said he was either, but according to the leaks he is, and it so he should reprimanded DSG.


4.) 25 Nov 2018 07:28:53
As a Liverpool fan, we were simply not good enough when Salah went off injured so I’d absolutely hate it if we were given the trophy for being second best.

On Ed25’s point, blaming LFC for not winning the European Cup. I thought we were branded “ the delusional ones”. 😂

There are no guarantees in life, let alone football, so to say “we’d have won one had it not been for Liverpool Football Club “ is totally absurd. As we all know, the best team doesn’t always win. We weren’t the best team in 2005 but we were when we lost in 2007. Porto certainly weren’t the best team in the competition when they won the European cup under Mourinho.

Ed25, Everton have had 28 years since the ban from European football to win the European Cup and 30 years prior to that somcecthe competition was formed. That’s a total of nearly 60 years.

You talk a lot of sense mate, not on this occasion 😜.

{Ed025's Note - i have to blame someone drogie...and who better than LFC mate.. :)


 

 

 

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26 Mar 2019 18:03:49
Brilliant interview on the BBC with Van Gaal regarding his time at United, that's two former managers critcising the board and the structure of the club. The miserable search for a DOF still goes on, also says "Unfortunately, we are talking about a commercial club, not a football club", couldn't be more right.

scholes_18_18

1.) 26 Mar 2019 19:01:29
I came to post the exact same thing scholes. Ill add an extra interesting bit.


"At the moment there is a structure with a scouting division and above that is someone at Woodward's right hand. The structure is not so bad but the right hand has to be a technical director with a football view, not somebody with a banker's role, " Van Gaal says.

"Unfortunately, we are talking about a commercial club, not a football club. I spoke to Ferguson about this and in his last years, he also had problems with it. "


The Ferguson bit was interesting.


2.) 26 Mar 2019 19:09:39
Not surprised with the amount of players we missed out on under Ferguson, team just got worse from when Ronaldo and Tevez left in 2009, then replaced Rio and Vidic with Smalling and Jones, went from a front four of Rooney Ronaldo Tevez Berbatov to Rooney Welbeck Chicharito and Owen. Cleverley replaced Scholes, no-one really replaced Carrick till Matic came in.


3.) 26 Mar 2019 19:51:55
Was a great read. What a character.

{Ed007's Note - That was a good read 👍


4.) 26 Mar 2019 22:49:02
Scholes, your summary of the changes really tells the story. Major drop off from back to front.


5.) 26 Mar 2019 22:57:20
He got a nice little dig in at Scholes, funny man, . MIke smalling cracked me up, still laugh at it today.


6.) 27 Mar 2019 00:34:00
And that wasn't even half of it Zidaniel, team gradually got a lot worse, world class players replaced with okay and poor players and it's finally caught up with us. De Gea is the only world class player in this team IMO.


7.) 27 Mar 2019 06:40:41
Van Gaal is spot on about the current situation.


8.) 27 Mar 2019 09:49:53
Was an interesting interview but he lost me at the point where he said he played attacking football. Then went on to add that we had quite a few over 30 year old players which he discussed at his 1st meeting yet he brought in Bastian at 31?
Also said Rooney was meant to play no.10 role but RvP was no longer fit to the EPL? So he had no choice than to play Rooney up top? Why then did he sign Falcao and let Chicharito leave?

Talking about qualifying for the CL in his 1st season and winning FA cup in his second, leaving out that he FAILED to make top 4 in that season. Failed to advance from the group stages of the CL, a group of Wolfsburg, PSV and CSKA.

Sorry for the Rant but his interview could not erase the memory of him constantly sitting unperturbed in the dugout; couldn't be bothered to stand up and even make a gesture or show any emotion.


9.) 27 Mar 2019 12:47:11
Does a manager need to show emotion? I'd rather have someone sat there doing sodoku rather than cheerleading, hugging players and celebrating draws against the mighty baggies.

The wider point is he is right the structure at the club is rubbish and we are held back by the Florida pixies and the yes man bean counter. The last four managers haven't been sufficiently backed and what money has been spent has largely been wasted. How many of todays squad would make the Moscow 18?


10.) 27 Mar 2019 15:24:17
Mort emotion doesn't necessarily mean positive, could also be getting angry, throwing a fit and reminding the players and even officials he is there. So a blend of the two would be excellent.

As for the Moscow 18, I am sure some will get in ahead of Brown, Anderson, Fletcher, Silvestre.


 

 

21 Mar 2019 14:58:11
Question for Ed002, if you have time, could you give an update on the club's transfer targets like you've done on the Man City page? Or have the club not identified the targets for specific positions yet? Wouldn't be surprised with dictator Woodward at the helm.

scholes_18_18

{Ed002's Note - In about a month - nothing has changed really.}


1.) 22 Mar 2019 10:37:03
Thanks Ed.


 

 

28 Feb 2019 14:16:45
New contracts for Smalling, Jones, Young and are now considering giving one to Valencia, WOW! This is exactly why we have NO chance of actually challenging properly for the league and CL, mediocrity!

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{Ed025's Note - it could be done so that they have a sell on value scholes, too many players are letting their contracts run down and leave for nothing mate..


1.) 28 Feb 2019 15:27:41
Does Valencia have a sell on value, he's nearly 34.


2.) 28 Feb 2019 14:49:45
Would be lucky to get a bag of peanuts for them 4 Ed025 lol, in fact we'd have to pay someone to get Jones off us.

{Ed025's Note - someone will want them scholesy im sure, we could be talking in the region of 87p here mate...for the lot.. :)


3.) 28 Feb 2019 15:19:13
Ed I'd leave them leave for nothing, some just aren't at the level.
What other team in the top 4 would buy them. Now I might keep smalling as a squad player,
There's a time when players have to move on.

{Ed025's Note - you will be surprised by what you will get for them leahy, smalling will get you about £15m mate imo..


4.) 28 Feb 2019 15:53:13
This is one of my main problems with Ole getting the job. Before I start I would give it to him, he deserves it, but, is he the man to make the tough calls regarding players futures? Is Ole going to be so happy to get the job that he won't rustle any feathers regarding new signings?

To challenge for the league we need to add a bit more quality throughout. With all these fringe players signing new deals, the fans unequivocally behind OGS and this job being his dream. I can see Woodward and the Glazers rubbing their hands together and the thought of saving money over the next few years.


5.) 28 Feb 2019 15:57:38
Don't worry guys, Everton will sign them, they always do. Lol.


6.) 28 Feb 2019 16:05:47
29 points out of 33 what's the problem . Young and smalling are playing well .
Proof is in the pudding . Opinions, well everyone has got one.


7.) 28 Feb 2019 16:22:14
Id keep the first 3 for the home grown quota and slowly phase them out. Valencia though there is no point at all in renewing.


8.) 28 Feb 2019 16:34:32
Jred, I don't mind Young and Smalling in the squad. If we're to challenge for the league next year, we'll need upgrades on Valencia, Jones, Mata, Sanchez and Fred. Rojo and Darmain will almost certainly leave.

Would you be happy starting next season with roundabout the same squad?


9.) 28 Feb 2019 16:36:02
It makes sense not to let them go for nothing and short contracts by comparison leave options should the new manager not get the desired targets. I get that point but where we have either squad cover or a youngun to step in a particular position then getting the wages away would be surely a priority. THEN AGAIN, WOODWARD WILL COVER ALL FINANCIAL PERMUTATIONS because ITS WHAT HE KNOWS: THE ONLY THING HE DOES.


10.) 28 Feb 2019 17:30:47
2 top 4s in 5 seasons never mind last 11 games.
These players have been average and help produce average results.
Smalling is currently our 2nd best cb no issue with him in our squad.
Young likewise but neither are good enough to start every week and for us to compete to win.
Valencia is useless nowadays so is rojo so is Darmian jones is a step above those but only a small step.
Sanchez has got to be paid off i reckon he just has fallen short of even the lowest of expectations sadly.
Lukaku can adapt and play a major part but his days of being 1st choice look numbered so if he can live with that then great.
Fred. I am disappointed but maybe he needs a bit more time but i'd say the future looks glum for him at United.
Ole has done great in greying these players to play above themselves and get results. Its a trait fergie had so that does bode well for the future.


11.) 28 Feb 2019 17:42:10
Ken 3 crap managers ole has 29 points from the last 33 what's the problem?
We prob buy 3 ish in the summer like most teams .


12.) 28 Feb 2019 18:43:14
Jred how far off winning the league or CL with these players are we, as you say the proof is in the pudding.


13.) 28 Feb 2019 18:49:23
Who said there was a problem?


14.) 28 Feb 2019 18:56:23
The situation is simple, we don't yet have a full time manager and as such we have no idea who he will want to keep and who he will want to move on. As such allowing half the squad to leave on a free transfer this summer will mileage the squad very short and would mean the club would have to buy 3-4 first team players plus another 4-5 squad players. That's ridiculous. And we suffered that problem before under LvG where he sold off several squad player only to bring more in of a similar standard.

The club is doing the sensible thing of making sure the club isn't left short or will definitely require a larger than necessary investment in the summer while keeping options open for who our next manager is, whoever that ends up being.


15.) 28 Feb 2019 19:36:02
The squad is in much better shape now than it was 18 months ago.
Rb. It makes sense to keep young. If dalot comes good next season and takes a few strides forward young is good back up.
Lindelof is making huge strides and has become deservedly 1st choice cb.
Smalling to me is no2 and despite being very limited does a better than steady job. I think we will see a new cb arrive in the summer. To join that pair with jones and tuanzebe filling the 5.
Its possible that we could get a top cb with the money raised from bailly rojo darmian plus about 40m?
Midfield requires work imo
We need a player to replace matic who will become excellent back up for a season
I also belive we need a player to rotate herrera and pogba. So that player will need to be capable of playing 40 games a season. With fred and mctom providing back up. Those 2 players will require significant investment.
Attack wise assuming jessie rash and martial are 1st choice. Lukaku for me can play a big role. Mata i'd loathe to see leave on a free but perhaps its for the best. Sanchez will need to be paid off i'd imagine. So we will need a wide attacker right sided to give cover for jessie predominantly with chong gomez and greenwood giving extended cover.
So 4 players would be what i would say would give us a squad capable of competing
Ddg romero grant. (Keep henderson on loan)
Dalot shaw young,
New cb lidelof smalling tuanzabe jones
Matic plus new holding midfielder
Pogba herrera new cm, fred mctom garner.
Jessie martial rash lukaku new wide player. Angel chong greenwood.
If that was our squad i'd say we are only 1 full back short of a squad that can really compete to win on all fronts.
Koulibaly neves saul and costa would be fine with me. There are lots of others costa is a bit of a wild card but a couple of good seasons maybe before angel or chong are ready. Raibot with no fee is a decent option.
Everyone has their own opinions. But that's mine.


16.) 28 Feb 2019 20:35:03
Largely agree ken. Not sold on costa. i'd offer cash, Darmian an bailly for koulibaly.

I get renewing deals to stop us from weakening the squad. I just don't see the point in extending Valencia.


17.) 01 Mar 2019 01:21:45
In relation to Valencia I think what was being reported was that it was decision time for Utd. They have the option to extend by 12 months. That option expires today.
I think we all know what the most likely decision will be. No thanks.


18.) 01 Mar 2019 05:03:43
I agree with Ken.
Douglas Costa is a natural right winger with electric pace.
Suits our counter attacking play.


19.) 01 Mar 2019 05:49:41
29 points out of 33 we are competing already .
We will buy players just like we did last season in fred and sanchez .

The boys are playing well and people who have slagged them of as not good enough?
Jose was a big mistake but we have a strong squad with good players.


20.) 01 Mar 2019 07:27:23
I wouldn't say strong squad.

De Gea, Lindelof, Shaw, Matic, Herrera, Pogba, Martial, Rashford and Lingard walk into our strongest team but we need a right back and centre back.

Romero, Smalling, Jones, Young, McTominay, Mata and Lukaku offer depth.

Jury is still out on Fred and Pereira.

Darmian, Valencia, Rojo, Sanchez offer little to nothing. Those four should be first out and replaced.


21.) 01 Mar 2019 07:53:04
Jred you said lindelof dalot lukaku pogba bailly should not be at the club so get off your high horse.


22.) 01 Mar 2019 07:56:52
Pretty accurate Mort. I think we have shown we have a strong 11 and our league form sone Ole arrived is League winning form (see my stat on the other posts page) . The questi N is whether this squad can sustain that over a full season, we are now seeing injuries so it will be interesting to see how we cope.

I think we need to promote youth and sign probably 3 top to players whilst clearing out those that don’t feature. We may agree or disagree on the names in or out but reading the posts we all seem to be on pretty much the same page.


23.) 01 Mar 2019 10:20:53
Agree AJH.
3 top notch signing could make us contenders.
Next year, players would adapt to this playing style more readily.


24.) 01 Mar 2019 11:27:13
I missed Dalot he should be in with Romero and co.

I agree Tone. Those I said out. Involve Tuanzebe, Garner, Chong, Gomes and Greenwood more especially in the cups, dead rubber champions league games etc. Sign 3, Koulibaly, Saul and Lozano.


25.) 02 Mar 2019 08:08:13
Ken
Stop making stuf up .
I have stuck up for pigba over and over . Lindelif as i said will would prob see the best this season .
Lukaku? I wanted him rate him especially compared to your man morrata . Lukaku shoukd suit ole style and will get you goals .
Realky don't kniw what your talking about .

Bailly looks very rash.


26.) 02 Mar 2019 09:02:54
Jred quote. ' i don't think jose has made 1 right signing for the club' your words.


27.) 02 Mar 2019 09:07:45
can't think of a single transfer Jose got right.

jred

That was your exact quote denis.


28.) 02 Mar 2019 12:06:13
Ken
Its one quote, that to be honest i can't really remember.
But i have been very vocal about the likes of lukaku pogba and co the regulars will know that. Lots and lots of post .


 

 

29 Jan 2019 22:06:16
Lukaku goes off and we score two goals, play so much better without him, he's awful. 2 points dropped, further away from top 4, hopefully Chelsea and Spurs lose tomorrow.

On another note, the ref was crap, blew the whistle before the 5 mins were actually up, interfered with play and how he didn't see at least another minute and a half should have been given was bs.

scholes_18_18

1.) 29 Jan 2019 22:25:26
Ah well. Got away with a point and shows great character to come back from the dead. Still unbeaten under Ole.


2.) 29 Jan 2019 22:33:28
Taught James Milner that's all you need to know.


3.) 29 Jan 2019 23:10:22
I never thought Ole was the right person for the job but my god has he lifted the club. United showed unbelievable heart and desire at 2 down. if he gets the job and is backed in the transfer market unfortunately for everyone else United could be a force.


4.) 29 Jan 2019 23:24:37
Scholes,

This is not just a problem with tonight’s ref but all refs, how can it ever be exactly a certain number of minutes to add on unless they are just making it up? The fact they do just make it up allows players the chance to time waste as we saw tonight on goal kicks, throw ins and substitutions and they know they time will never be added back.

We weren’t going to win every game and if we are going to drop 2 points I would rather it be like that than the other way round, now we will see how we react to that on Sunday, we certainly need to win the next 2 or at least get back to performing well before PSG arrive, what a night that will be.


5.) 30 Jan 2019 03:41:29
Scholes he also missed a clear penalty for handball inside the box. Usual English refs, then they wonder why no wants this lot at the worldcup.


 

 

14 Jan 2019 13:26:26
How do you think Solskjaer's got on so far Ed001? Albeit 6 games.

scholes_18_18

{Ed001's Note - he has taken you from the lowly depths of 6th into the dizzying heights of 6th. What more could you possibly ask of him? Joking aside, impossible to judge him as only Spurs you would not have expected the team to win even if Jose was still here.}


1.) 14 Jan 2019 13:47:49
That is true, win the next 4 league games (winnable on paper) and we'll be right in the mix, Spurs could possibly be in trouble with Son gone for a month and Kane possibly being injured. Definitely finishing above Arsenal, despite us being so bad for the majority of this season.


2.) 14 Jan 2019 14:19:02
Ed001 to be fair, in Mou's latter era, the idea of expected to win was out of the window. So many teams managed to get results from us that otherwise might have been 3 pointers. Soton away, Palace at home, Derby and Wolves at old trafford and west ham away. Brighton even managed to beat us 3-2.

{Ed001's Note - but that doesn't mean you wouldn't have won them and been expected to win them. Ole has achieved the sum total of nothing as a manager yet. It is far too early to judge him and the main thing a manager needs is to fit the club he is in charge of. Ole might just have that part of the job and that would be enough to make him a decent choice. So far he had an early bounce, then a couple of ropey performances followed by a win over Spurs, how much of that is down to him and how much down to you having a squad that cost many times that of Spurs' is difficult to tell yet. You only really find out how good a manager is in times of adversity.}


3.) 14 Jan 2019 15:04:41
I get your point now. Thanks for elaborating.

{Ed001's Note - welcome mate.}


4.) 14 Jan 2019 15:10:19
I'm being very careful to just not worry about next season, the opinion on whether Ole gets the job or how he has performed can't be judged on a game by game basis, it needs to be judged over time.

He has started well but as Ed says, teams often get a new manager bounce and then it can settle. We have a great team, one that finished 2nd last season so any manager should be able to get more out of them than Jose was doing this term. The difference is that under Jose we played seemingly to suit everyone's weaknesses, now we are playing to suit our strengths. We don't have the best defence so don't try and defend, it is a fairly basic change and so far it has worked.

In reality this start could be the worst thing to happen to Ole, now fans on here are saying 'we will finish above Arsenal', 'We should get top 4', the expectations have now been raised, this season was a total write off a month ago we have to remember.

I am enjoying the ride and seeing our team attack how they should, it is entertaining and sometimes as a manager you have to be lucky, Ole has been so far, that might run out at some point and then we will see what he is made of.

{Ed001's Note - you have a point there on expectations. A very good point. That is often what makes a mess of things, such as Leicester.}


5.) 14 Jan 2019 16:31:16
I guess if I post quite a lot I was always going to make a good point eventually, law of averages etc :)

{Ed001's Note - I thought it might take a bit longer than this though....}


6.) 14 Jan 2019 19:12:52
Good post GDS.
Listen for me the players are trying to be as good as they can be.
They are playing without fear and are expressing themselves in attack for sure. Movement has returned to the team and work ethic and togetherness.
Top 4 was the best we could have hoped or expected for going in to the season. Jose and the players nearly dashed that hope and expectation but now those hopes and as a result the expectations have returned and that's down to the manager coaches and players.
If he delivers top 4 he deserves to keep the job. If he doesn't i think the club will pursue someone else.


7.) 14 Jan 2019 19:15:27
Fair points from everybody but we have lost to Brighton this year, and drawn with Palace at home and Southampton away, we lost to West Ham, and drew with Wolves at home, Ole has done what was expected, something Jose was regularly failing to do. I don’t think that gives him the job but momentum is powerful so who knows what happens next?


8.) 15 Jan 2019 00:23:51
Even a stopped clock is right twice a day GDS2 😉.


 

 

 

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16 Feb 2019 21:47:19
Thanks Ed002.

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03 Jan 2019 22:00:05
Neither are Jones and Smalling but they've been at the club for 8 years Ed002; rather see TFM over them two.

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03 Jan 2019 22:00:05
Neither are Jones and Smalling but they've been at the club for 8 years Ed002; rather see TFM over them two.

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18 Dec 2018 16:08:54
Get the band back together FZZ.

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18 Dec 2018 15:11:31
We're not entitled to anyone and anything Jred.

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21 Jul 2019 10:47:32
At least let me believe the rumours for a few hour Ed002.😅.

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20 Jul 2019 11:10:51
But is De Ligt acually worth the reported £77m fee? Nowhere near it, Maguire won't be much more than either, though both are very overrated and overpriced.

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14 Jul 2019 19:58:51
I don't see what the issue is with my comments, do you seriojsly think Shaw and Maguire are good enough? They can't defend to save their lives; just going to have another season where we concede goals for fun.

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14 Jul 2019 20:04:54
TrueRedDevil, already decided? Have you not seen them play the past few years? Completely average, mediocre, very overrated and we needed a CB far better than Maguire who is a waste of money. Romagnoli, Dias, Milenkovic are better options than him. Nevermind the likes of Alderweireld, Koulibaly and possibly Varane.

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14 Jul 2019 17:44:00
But that is exactly what is going to happen? Because neither of them can defend. Give it a year, majority of the fans will be asking for a LB and CB after seeing Maguire struggle for a year.

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