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03 Aug 2019 14:20:49
I’ve loved reading the posts this week and for what it’s worth, here’s my view.

Maguire is not necessarily the greatest defender but he seems like a big character and as has been said he is better than what we have. The price is irrelevant to me, fees are soon forgotten (unlike wages) . I think he will settle quickly and make a difference.

AWB looks a quality buy in a position where we have struggled so I’m confident that will look a steal as the season progresses.

James has huge potential, looking forward to seeing how he develops.

Dybala I don’t want. No idea where it came from and we really shouldn’t be entertaining it. Fancy name, not pulled up any trees for a couple of years, really don’t see where he fits in.

Fernandes look quality and would be a good signing and if we are interested then I have no idea why it is taking so long.

We need to ship Pogba out as quickly as possible, assuming anyone has made any sort of sensible offer. I don’t buy the line that he’s really popular. If he isn’t committed to the cause then he needs to leave.

Sanchez also needs to go. I’d even let him go on a free or nominal fee as it would free up at least £15M because of his ridiculous contract.

Lukaku also needs to go and again I’d take the best offer that is on the table. We may lose on the fees but the benefit to team spirit and morale of shipping out players who don’t want to be her is immense. There’s a bunch of other players we need to move on and again we should make it attractive to potential buyers. Darmian and Rojo for starters.

Imagine those 5 gone, 4 new signings (I’m assuming a CM is coming), and a few from the youth promoted. The feel and mood will be lifted and with the extra fitness and energy, with everyone committed and pulling in the same direction, who knows where we will get to.

I fear there is not enough time left to move players on but for me that is just as important on bringing new ones in.

AJH

1.) 03 Aug 2019 14:37:38
It would be foolish to let pogba leave so late in the window, no chance we have enough time to obtain a replacement.

Saul would fit the bill, but that would be a complicated deal and there are questions marks over whether he would even want to come.

Are SMS or fernandes as good as pogba? if looked at objectively you would say they were not on his level.

Dybala is probably the clearest route to getting rid of lukaku as inter milan are unable to source the funds to do a deal, so this swap deal is a pretty good compromise to get rid of a player who doesn't fit oles style and bring in a player who does.

25, 5 year contract means we have plenty of scope to get a resale value when he inevitably pines for a move to madrid or Barcelona like pogba. Could be a shrewd bit of business by the club.


2.) 03 Aug 2019 14:49:29
DSG, if you put my reservations aside, Ed002 has said Dybala doesn’t want to come. If he’s having to be convinced then we shouldn’t do it,


3.) 03 Aug 2019 15:15:18
Tony do you honestly expect Dybala to happily want to leave a team with Ronaldo and several stars which is guaranteed at least a major trophy and also UCL football every season and come over to us because we are Manchester United?

That ship has sailed!

No matter how attractive a team is, it still has to make an effort to appeal to a prospective player.


4.) 03 Aug 2019 15:18:42
I honestly think you will be surprised how many player would not want to join us this summer. No champions league is a big loss especially in a window where bayern, real, Barcelona and juve are all making big deals.

Look at sancho, he realised that coming to united this window would be not be ideal for his development when we are undergoing significant changes and his development was much better suited staying at dortmund.

Does that mean we shouldn't go in for him next summer when we will still need to convince him we are the right club with the right stability for him to continue his development?

Dybala is an oppurtune signing granted but if he does join it won't be against his will, quite a few player over the year have needed to be convinced/ persuaded to join clubs.


5.) 03 Aug 2019 15:23:18
I really don't get why people would wants Pogba to stay. Old may say all the right things about Pogba having a great attitude blah blah blah, but the player clearly wants out.
If we keep hold of him against his wishes we will just have the same circus every transfer window. It's unsettling for everyone, including Old, despite what he may say in public.

Pogba is obviously talented and is a match winner on his day. I understand that, but keeping an unhappy player is counter productive.

On the flip side, we shouldn't be forced to sell him on the cheap. But over inflating his price so that he is effectively priced out of a more is daft in my opinion.

Despite the fact that some fans 'hero worship' some players, Pogba is not worthy of that label. Talent is nothing without application, effort and desire and Mr Pogba is severely lacking in the later.


6.) 03 Aug 2019 15:35:43
Until last week his name hadn’t come up, nobody on here had suggested we try and buy him or he would add anything to our team. Now suddenly many are drooling over him and I don’t get it. We should have learned from Di Maria. He doesn’t want to come, allegedly he wants £350K a week, allegedly his agent wants £13M, it’s possibly taken our focus from Fernandes. The only positive I can see is we lose Lukaku, that’s about it.

I don’t really buy the Champions League argument. Actually I do buy it and it hacks me off. There’s only a few teams that will win it, and there seems to be a snobbishness that has materialised with players ‘not wanting to take a step down’. I’m not sure how we’ve allowed it to become so important, for me the domestic title is still the biggest trophy by far.


7.) 03 Aug 2019 15:37:47
Of course he needs convincing AJH. He is not a fan like is. He is at a top club where his life family and friends are and you think a good pitch and lots of reassurances are not required.
You don't seem to be the sort of chap to make knee jerk life changing decisions without due consultation and thought process and advice. Do you think dybala should?


8.) 03 Aug 2019 15:56:18
Is aguero not a good example why is it always di Maria.
Do people think aguero was a life long city fan desperate to move to a team that had won nothing for years?
Or did him and his agent need a bit of convincing and a bucket of cash .

I'm not saying we should or shouldn't sign him but there's a bit of a line in the sand starting with one or 2 players,


9.) 03 Aug 2019 16:02:27
Of course he's reluctant. We're not exactly known for stability are we. He enjoys life in Italy and is reluctant to leave. But Juve are forcing him out.


10.) 03 Aug 2019 16:03:54
Madrid have been making sensible offers for Pogba throughout this window.

UTD think they can get more with very little other clubs being able to afford him.

Only a few clubs or so at the over inflated fee and wages able to afford Pogba which sees UTD keeping a player who wants to leave *evil laugh*.

Barcelona not going to sign Pogba.


11.) 03 Aug 2019 16:09:33
What offers have real made?


12.) 03 Aug 2019 16:24:59
Guys AJH has a point. The problem is not there is a convincing required for Dybala. But why to convince a player who is not seen as much needed who is not willing to move to us who will demand monstrous wage who has stalled for the past year. If it is someone who we have identified as main target it's worth going through the trouble. Imagine we sign him and has not really worked out then we will have another player on 350k wages very difficult to move.


13.) 03 Aug 2019 16:35:27
I said the same to shappy last week jred.
People are saying don't sign him he doesn't want to be here. Yet those same purple are saying keep pogba even though he doesn't want to be here.
If dybala comes and he and the team are successful he will love it at United. Just like aguero has done.
Im not desperate for him to sign if he does it would be potentially a very good and exciting signing.


14.) 03 Aug 2019 17:00:59
My wider point is he hadn't been mentioned by anybody, the fans hadn't suggested him nor were the club pursuing him. Suddenly a swap is on, not exactly thought through is it?


15.) 03 Aug 2019 17:02:49
You could say the same with pogba, if go his and uniteds way he may have a change in heart .
Not sure why everything needs to be set in stone .
I'm far from convince dybala would be a good fit in the epl, who who knows.


16.) 03 Aug 2019 17:11:34
Is it possible for a player to come in, not really wanting to come in at first and then change his mind? If he is the consummate professional, he might also put in some decent performances.

Also, he could just say no right now?


17.) 03 Aug 2019 18:00:01
Ajh
He was mentioned a few month ago, don't know if the reports where true but he was linked a few months back.
But some times a player becomes available and you take a chance, any Cole, king Eric.

Angel
Is it possible that a player wants to leave then circumstances change and he changes his mind, Or do we hold it against him for the rest of his career.


18.) 03 Aug 2019 18:01:09
The club have had interest in dybala for 12 months according to ed002. i'm not convinced but he is a very talented player so if he settles it could work out.
Pogba is here and if he stays and does well he may well have a change of heart i agree but i'm not one for keeping unhappy players it usually doesn't work out. We can on my hope it does if he stays.


19.) 03 Aug 2019 19:33:15
Hi jred, not at all. I think if a player has a change of heart and wants to stay, put in the performances etc, he should most definitely get the chance. I think that's quite fair. But definitely no point keeping a player that is unhappy and wants to move. Does this answer work?

Is there a particular player you are talking about or just anyone in general?


20.) 03 Aug 2019 20:00:04
Angel
To many to mention to be honest once any one makes a mistake or reportedly does you want them out.
Lazy bad attitude said this said that.


21.) 03 Aug 2019 20:17:14
No, I'd like you to mention them. Very happy to give you my reasons behind everyone.

I'm quite sure that when I have shown my dissatisfaction in a player it is usually merited, justified.

I don't call for players to be bought and sold like in a game of FIFA.

I also am very happy to back good, hard working and loyal players when many dont. Again, when I feel its justified.

Feels like you're just having a pop though. It's something you like to do quite often. I hope I haven't upset you at any point. Or will you hold my opinions against me for the rest of my time posting on here? 😊.


22.) 03 Aug 2019 22:15:30
We have appointed Director of football - it's AJH

All sound decisions taken. 🤫.


23.) 04 Aug 2019 09:23:15
Reading the page the last day or two it’s clear we don’t need any insight from Ed002 as maxlfc knows absolutely everything about our club lol.


24.) 04 Aug 2019 20:42:32
Oh man :P
Wrote a post about how the youngsters are doing, and how you feel about them and this turned into Pogba/ Dybala debate.


25.) 05 Aug 2019 07:31:02
To be honest guys I don't care and the reason is we are focusing on players not playing for our club.
When the focus should be #GlazersOut.


 

 

24 Mar 2018 10:31:23
There are some that said Jesse wasn’t good enough and I guess there are still some that think he is at best a squad player but you have to give the lad credit. He keeps popping up scoring important goals and he plays with a smile on his face and seems to enjoy every moment. I’m so pleased for him and I hope he can take that final step and be consistent.

AJH

1.) 24 Mar 2018 16:25:04
He has always been highly thought off within the club. It was always accepted that he would take longer to find his feet due to his size. I read an interview with him where he said that Sir Alex always said he would become a real player when he's 25 like Tigana. I wonder how much of him really stepping up this season is down to him feeling that this year was going to be his year.

I did worry when we signed Sanchez as it was going to push either Lingard or Martial out of the side when arguably they we our best two forwards at that time. Maybe its time for Sanchez to be dropped for a game or two and make him fight for his place against players who are in form.


2.) 24 Mar 2018 16:40:40
Shaps, I don’t know why we bought Sanchez other than to stop City buying him. We had needs inother areas way before a left sided attacker was needed and even if he starts firing it just relegates Martial or Rashford. This smacks of Woodward and his marque signing obsession. I don’t want to upset you but if Bale is available you can bet your mortgage Ed will be there waving his chequebook.


3.) 24 Mar 2018 16:46:51
The thing with Jesse is you know he will work on the pitch and not hide. He has proven this year that he has more in the locker than people thought imo but he had the beginnings of a good season couple of years back when he got ani injury early on at Swansea I think. Change of personel and management has not deterred him and I think he has saved us a good few bob on bringing in a n other player.


4.) 24 Mar 2018 16:58:44
I was one of those thinking he wasn't going to be up to it and would be sold, at times I feel foolish, but then he can be anonymous far too often for me (like most of our attacking players) .

I still think in order for us to be competing at the very top we need better than Lingard. But if he improves again as much as he has over the past 18 months then he will deserve a regular berth in a top Utd team.

I love his energy and clever runs, maybe there is even more to come from him once we get back to playing proper attacking football and those runs will be picked out by players that currently refuse the pass and opt for 'safety' instead. I certainly would like him to impact games more consistently as well, 10 seconds of brilliance now and again is good, but we need more than that over a 90 minute match from an attacking midfielder.


5.) 24 Mar 2018 17:39:38
I agree Beastand that was my point about consistency. When he is good he is very good but often you can forget he is on the pitch, which is very frustrating when he gets himself in such good positions and scores such important goals. He needs to turn up for more games than he does, which I think he will if he continues to develop as he has done in the last year. And he is home grown which means a lot to me,


6.) 24 Mar 2018 17:52:11
Does he go missing or as mentioned above is it a case of him making good runs and his team mates not playing the creative pass to find him?

The best players score in the big games, which he does more consistently than those around him. H deserves his place in the team, he works hard, he offers movement and he can finish. I think he will thrive if we add more quality to the midfield. He is a bit of a social media whore, but as long as he performs on the pitch it’s not a problem. I wish pogba put half the effort in he does.


7.) 24 Mar 2018 18:33:58
Agree with all of the posts regarding jesse in some degree, better than dele alli in my opinion who plays a similar role especially this season.


8.) 25 Mar 2018 05:21:49
I must be the only one who doesn't yet rate him. He for me is going through his Smalling patch where player looks good for a season or 2 but with lingard it has only been 2 months rather than the whole season.

He was mostly anonymous until December and has been anonymous for most part since February. That is 2 good months in 3-4 years. Yes he scores some important goals from time to time but he going to have to perform much better to be more than a squad player.


9.) 25 Mar 2018 16:58:04
No MU player apart from De Gea has been sensational for long, playing good for some time and then playing poorly.


10.) 26 Mar 2018 14:14:47
CSM, that's not really fair, even if he's only started looking like a real top player this season, he's actually been doing well for the last couple of years. He was hardly "anonymous" before December anyway. 8 goals and assists in 17 games, 11 of which he played 30 minutes or less in, may not be setting the league on fire, but it's certainly not "anonymous".

Re: the consistency, I'm inclined to agree with Huggy. He's suffering from the way the team is playing, and would have a much more consistent impact if the runs he makes were picked out a bit more often by players behind him. Now, I'm not saying he's doing everything right, maybe he'd still be a bit inconsistent with players behind him looking for those runs and playing more positive football, but the point is that we don't really know, and I don't think it's fair to judge him too harshly when we don't really know how much of the inconsistency is down to him, and how much is down to the way the teamas a whole is playing.

I would really love to see Herrera used in a more advanced role, ahead of Matic rather than alongside him, where he can look to play the passes that someone like Lingard can feed on. It's too easy to see his great defensive performances last season and forget that he's a great passer of the ball, with an eye for getting team mates in behind the defence.


11.) 26 Mar 2018 14:23:10
That FA cup winning goal seemed to really kick him on and he’s improved a lot since then.

CSM,

How you can say he’s been anonymous is beyond me, he’s probably scored more important goals than any other player in the last 2 years.


12.) 26 Mar 2018 14:53:27
Gds important goals don't mean consistency. Yes he scored against Chelsea and in fa cup final but can you remember a run of games until December where you could say he was consistently good. A first team player needs to be consistently good and unlike rashford or martial lingard isn't exactly in the youngster category.

Thorne he has been good this season but last season he had 5 goals and 3 assists in 42 games in lvg's last season he had 7 goals and 4 assists in 41 games. Those are not good figures and he needs get similar to his current nos before we can be sure that he has improved rather than going through a purple patch.

Also where exactly will he play next season jose wants savic added to the team and jorginho as replacement for carrick, so we most likely will be switching to a mf 3.


13.) 30 Mar 2018 18:44:50
Good player, nice lad, silly dancer.


 

 

17 Feb 2018 08:31:11
Interesting rumour this morning, Real ready to move for Pogba. Could be paper trash talk of course but if they did and the money was big, would you sell? Clearly the boy has talent but he has yet to dominate a game or deliver on his potential. Is that down to him, the Manager, or a combination of both.

If the money was silly should we cash in? The problem with that is that he may go on and become the dominating player we believe is in there somewhere, and replacing him will cost a fortune too. For me, I’d seriously consider it though.

AJH

{Ed002's Note - There is zero interest in Paul Pogba from Real Madrid. They have very, very different ideas who they want.}


1.) 17 Feb 2018 11:41:22
There is no way we should be selling Pogba it would be crazy to do so.

Its likr selling the next messi and then trying to go buy a next ronaldo because we are noy patient enough.


2.) 17 Feb 2018 11:59:12
"Cash in" wtf? So some now want to sell Pogba when we have few midfielders for a pretty poor return? You bored with FIFA?


3.) 17 Feb 2018 11:20:17
Yay. Thanks ed for that.


 

 

12 Jan 2018 21:19:21
All this talk of Sanchez has masked the rumour that Vardy is also being considered. Not sure if they would sell or at what price but I think he would slot in much easier, albeit he is a like for like with Lukaku. Sanchez’s attitude worries me, the stories from Arsenal about his isolationist approach do not bode well for team spirit. Hey ho, what do I know?

AJH

1.) 12 Jan 2018 21:28:45
I hope not. Hateful diving git, Gerrard, suarez, terry, barton, keown, cattermole, Vardy. all the same to me would of hated to see any of them in a red shirt.


2.) 12 Jan 2018 23:05:33
That's one heck of a team those lot would make. Lacks some wide players tho.


3.) 13 Jan 2018 05:53:05
bfbw, there too much hate in your heart, i'd have had Keown and Suarez any day of the week. Go hug a tree man.


4.) 13 Jan 2018 08:10:14
AJH Vardy is a player Maze likes and admired over the years for his tenacity as well as his rags to riches story but to say he is a better option than Sanchez is silly, very silly.

Wake up AJH you are dreaming of poorly fabricated scenarios.


 

 

08 Dec 2017 20:28:41
So, first of all, I share my birthday with Jonny Evans so put that your pipe and smoke it. Secondly, I may have had a little wine tonight so forgive me if I am less coherent than Ronnie during a transfer window.

Sunday is a big game and I hope that Jose wakes up and has an epiphany but I fear it will not happen. I believe it is better to die fighting than running away and in football that is also true. Inspire the troops, give them hope and belief, rouse their spirits, fill their hearts with pride and desire. Let’s not turn up to stifle and try and nick a goal on the break. I don’t care if they are the best team, like Pierre the famous French fighter pilot, let’s go down in flames (google it) .

We are United, a team steeped in history and tradition, we live or die by our standard, there are times to stand up and be counted, Sunday is one of those times. We win, or we lose in a blaze of glory, to be a United fan there are no in betweens.

Time for more wine.

AJH

1.) 09 Dec 2017 01:43:34
Jesse's performance at Arsenal will have given him food for thought. Maybe we can press high with a few players and cause some chaos amongst their back line. Worry is that Matic and Ander would have to play out of their skins.

The motivational piece is way more important than formation. Win your battles all over the pitch and you'll get a win.


2.) 09 Dec 2017 10:50:17
We’ll park the bus and try to catch them on the counter and via set pieces.


 

 

 

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10 Jul 2020 21:04:48
Check out Greenwood’s goals per minute, second only to Aguero’s this season, the boy is some talent.

AJH

1.) 10 Jul 2020 22:11:34
Greenwood is just one of those special talents. The power he got on his goal against Villa with his "weaker" foot is just ridiculous.

He really could be a Balon d'Or winner, and I can see him and Mbappe possibly fighting it out for it on more than one occasion.

His balance, pace, and fantastic technique with BOTH feet. He needs to keep his head down, stay humble and keep working on his game. If he can have Ronaldo's dedication to improving his game he could even surpass Ronaldo.

But that is a long way off. Let's just enjoy him and see what happens.


2.) 10 Jul 2020 22:19:41
Fearless.

I've never seen a player so good with either foot.

Can anyone name anyone who at his age was so good with both feet?


3.) 10 Jul 2020 22:45:40
Yeah, George Best.


4.) 10 Jul 2020 23:25:14
Patrick if he’s half as good as Georgie then my god what a player we have.


5.) 11 Jul 2020 00:06:58
Messi Maradona Pele
Ffs really he's had 2 good games against relegation fodder
And he's a balloon dor winner lsughable, being compared to mbappe because he scored against villa and who else is hilarious.


6.) 11 Jul 2020 00:15:13
Brazilian Ronaldo was lethal.


7.) 11 Jul 2020 00:57:24
gg you will be putting that american lad in the list next. he has a couple of good games and according to you lot he is better than hazzard. you are better of hopping the foxes do not take your place in the top 4.


8.) 11 Jul 2020 01:07:26
Gola you are already obsessed with him mate. Is it because your “generational talents” such as Hudson Odoi have been very average this year? Maybe you’re just worried about Kepa facing such a top quality finisher? The kids going to be an absolute star, and I’ve not seen a united forward playing this exciting since we signed Rooney. Let’s see where he ends up, I think for sure he will end up a world class player. Regardless of who he played for this kid just has everything that points to him being world class.


9.) 11 Jul 2020 07:52:50
GG's got a bad case of the green eyed monster. I'd absolutely love it if Greenwood gets his first senior hat-trick against "relegation fodder" in the next round of the FA cup🤣.


10.) 11 Jul 2020 08:28:17
He’s having a good spell but then so did Januzaj and look how that went? He needs to keep working, feet on the ground, and see where it takes him.

Rashford burst onto the scene and whilst I love him, he is hot and cold and needs to find that level of consistency that to players have. Greenwood has had probably a bigger impact bu the kid is 18, let’s appreciate and celebrate him but let’s not get carried away.


11.) 11 Jul 2020 09:04:43
I have every confidence Greenwood is going to be world class but I think GG has a point. Feet on the ground and let him develop his game not his ego. Take us forward Mr Greenwood. He has the 'potential'.


12.) 11 Jul 2020 09:13:31
Important to not get carried away but perfectly normal/ acceptable to be excited about a player like this. He reminds me so much of RVP but with A right foot equally as devastating. Mbappe is a WC winner already and any comparisons are just unfair on Greenwood. Sit back and enjoy is my advice, let’s see how far this young man can go.


13.) 11 Jul 2020 09:17:04
Greenwood is a talented lad and has been handled very well by the club and ole . which is in contrast to all the no path way for the youth post .
Last summer there was a lot of post about it was to early for him we had to buy mandukic etc . So credit to ole .
But also 3 weeks ago plenty moaned about our weak attack etc, now greenwood after 3 very good games is up there with mbappe.


14.) 11 Jul 2020 09:29:22
No one knows where Greenwood will get to, however GG misses the point and perhaps wishes to deny seeing the talent, else why come on the United forum. It isn’t who it is against, it is the study of ability of the individual, it’s what scouts do.

I don’t think Cristiano is the right comparison, Greenwood at 18 is different to him. Ronaldo had quicker feet, more energy and moves when running with the ball. It’s the Brazilian Ronaldo he reminds me of, the smooth running and shimmy he uses, the silky but powerful way he hits the ball and finishing.

Greenwood has real serious talent, so did Rooney and GIggs at the same age, yet only Cristiano took the next step to greatness, Up to Greenwood but goodness me he has potential to be a great.


15.) 11 Jul 2020 10:11:18
Rooney and Giggs weren't football greats? Are you kidding Redman?


16.) 11 Jul 2020 11:10:52
Ronaldo became one of the greatest players in the game sure but let’s not dumb down the achievement of Giggs. He’s won the most Premier League titles which makes him the greatest player of that league. And before I get the he’s not won a World Cup etc I’m talking about his achievements in the Prem. Not suggesting he’s better than Ronaldo, Messi etc. But his record 13 Premier League titles shouldn’t be so easily dismissed. Especially by one of our own.


17.) 11 Jul 2020 11:21:03
JRed I appreciate people may be going overboard about Greenwood but Christ man isn’t that what football is all about? The excitement of seeing such obvious talent and the dream of what it may blossom into. We have had naff all such moments for quite sometime. No he’s not the Messiah. Turned out one of my early United loves Frank Stapleton wasn’t either when he signed for us in the early 80s but by God I still loved him lol. The reason why everyone is drooling over Greenwood is he’s every United fan’s dream coming true. Just like Rashford before him, a United fan and Academy grad, a northerner with us since he was a boy. Doing the very thing we all dreamed of as kids - playing and scoring for United. Let’s enjoy the excitement whilst it’s here. There will be plenty of missed chances, bad luck, poor results etc we can moan at sometime around the corner I’m sure.


18.) 11 Jul 2020 11:53:25
Gianfranco gola sounds a little sour. Greenwood is going to be great. You forget mbappe who everyone raves about is plying his trade in a lesser league. He’s done well in Europe and internationally but it’s swings and roundabouts.

Gola is just a bit butt hurt because he’s a united player and nobody agrees that pulisic is better.

{Ed002's Note - Mbappe was a Chelsea reject.}


19.) 11 Jul 2020 11:56:05
To be fair jred you were calling for united to sign harry kane a couple of month ago which would have blocked greenwood more than a older striker than mandzucic but each to their own.


20.) 11 Jul 2020 11:59:00
Rooney and giggs are not only united greats but football greats.
Is giggs not the most decorated player ever in brittish football history?
Rooney top united scorer of all time and England plus he won pretty much every major club honour over and over again.
They are football greats.


21.) 11 Jul 2020 12:39:29
Ken
Lol, I said I would like to see kane in a united shirt.
I would like to see messi in a united shirt but we won't sign him .

People were adamant it was to early for greenwood, to much pressure we needed a old head .
Credit to ole tho, martial rash and greenwood look the business . Mandukic has just terminated his contract with a Saudi club i think .

I would still like to see another attacking player, sancho would be great so would kane . We won't sign kane tho .
But it certainly wouldn't be to replace greenwood .

Greenwood is producing the performances now because like the team he has been given time to develop . All the people who want instant success should remember that . The team is coming together because its been given time . Half the people on here would of sacked the manager and sold half the team months ago.


22.) 11 Jul 2020 14:17:51
Lol ken. I can hear you singing from here.


23.) 11 Jul 2020 14:34:33
No you said i hope united sign kane after reading a report and asked ed002 was there any truth in it.
I agreed with you i would have liked to have signed him at that time too.
I don't know who would have supported signing mandzucic i was hoping for cavaini at that time. But ole got ighalo to fill the role. Been a good choice. Has done well. It was obvious to the coach that experienced back up was required. Most could see that but each to their own.
I would have sacked ole 6 months ago for sure. To his credit since bruno signed everybody else has played much better and it looks like he will achieve the minimum requirement set out at the beginning of the season which didn't look likely at xmas so a really good upturn in form. The team is on fire at the moment long may it last.


24.) 11 Jul 2020 14:43:15
Sing when you're winning angel. a real trait of the sad.


25.) 11 Jul 2020 14:47:56
Jreds been a breath of fresh air. He changes his tune every couple of months.


26.) 11 Jul 2020 14:58:28
Sing ken and angel .
Its a full house.
I think we need an attacker i hope its sancho .
But that doesn't mean it has to be at the expense of greenwood, won't see any post from me saying that .

As for the latest sing when your wining crack that your wee group are sticking to 😂😂. the site is a poor read imo when we draw or get beat just the same old people moaning and complaining about the same things .

Greenwood is producing the performances now because like the team he has been given time to develop . All the people who want instant success should remember that . The team is coming together because its been given time . Half the people on here would of sacked the manager and sold half the team months ago.


27.) 11 Jul 2020 15:07:54
That's a very astute observation singh.


28.) 11 Jul 2020 15:36:44
Id still sack the manager and get rid of players if we want to reach the top because we ain't winning the league or the champions league with Ole in charge no matter how much extra mint chewingum is in the air for you and your breath. 😆.


29.) 11 Jul 2020 15:51:18
Jred, get off your high horse. The page is always going to be a reflection of our form. Everyone has been complimentary of our football and the manager but you've turned it personal.

Speaking like you're some sort of clairvoyant that can see the future. Ole had us playing the worst football in decades, with the worst run and win percentage of any Man Utd manager. You stuck to your guns and somehow think you're superior to fans that dare question Oles credentials.

The site over the last while has been a very good read. The Live chat has been particularly fun. Everyone chipping in, some great conversations. But you come on to insult me and Red Man. The last game I tried to have a chat with you and you ignored me twice.

There's always going to be a difference of opinion but we're all just names on a server.

We're all happy we're winning. Enjoy it because it can turn on a dime.


30.) 11 Jul 2020 16:59:32
As to GIggs and Rooney, I am talking about all time greats. Great is an overused word and for United, sure, both were greats for different reasons. I doubt anyone would ever end up with all GIggs medals, including 13 Championships and perform at such a level, so consistently over so many years. I saw his debut as I did with Rooney and Ronaldo.

The point I am making is that both Rooney and GIggs had the talent to take the next step and be regarded as one of the all time greats, yet they didn’t quite take that last step, to the level of Cristiano. When people talk about all time greats, Pele, Cruyff, Maradona, Messi and Ronaldo they could have added Rooney and GIggs if they had taken the next step, but it didn’t happen. Supported, enjoyed both careers and both are legends and greats of United but not all time football Greats.

As to Jred. Greenwood is performing because he has talent and talent does come through. To be brutal we have played the relegation threatened teams recently and played well, but we should expect that level. Seems like the told you so element, who accused others of doing “told you so” are out saying “told you so”, Ole is back to being the promised one. What I see is that we are in fifth, still with a lot to do, we have a chance in both cups, both will not be easy, nor will getting top four. A run of good results is like sunny weather, everyone thinks it will last forever. I hope we get top four, I hope we win something, but we used to sing blue moon back to City, you started singing too soon, some on here think it is a forgone conclusion, I still have my fingers crossed. As Mumbles said it can turn on a dime on a decision or an injury. Enjoy the results but be realistic and stop the glory shouts too early.


31.) 11 Jul 2020 17:23:14
Mumbkes
I don't really go on thd live chat.


32.) 11 Jul 2020 17:29:05
I get you on Rooney and giggs redman. They won't be mentioned in the same class as the likes of pele messi ronaldo cruyff etc but few are. Its a personal thing. i'd have those guys in the 'greatest ever' bracket and the likes of rooney maldini giggs rio platini xavi inneasta etc in the 'great' player bracket.


33.) 11 Jul 2020 17:39:42
We may argue about the nitty gritty Jred but we all want the same thing mate.


 

 

05 Jul 2020 11:39:56
People see what they want to see. Shaw is overweight and has done nothing apparently. You must be watching different games to me. I’m not saying he has set the world on fire but he has been solid and has been up and down the pitch, contributing throughout,

People have made their minds up, it’s ok to change them. I thought Lindelof was the answer, now I don’t think he has the physicality for the league, I thought Martial was a waste of space but he’s gradually changing my mind.

Shaw was overweight but he looks pretty fit to me, but you see what you see.

AJH

1.) 05 Jul 2020 11:50:50
I’m not a big fan of Shaw’s AJH but I agree with you he looks in much better shape, and his performances are evidence for that. What I’ve liked is that he’s starting to get into the other teams box with more regularity too, and that’s down to one thing improved effort and fitness levels imo.


2.) 05 Jul 2020 11:55:47
He's been here for six years, yet you still think he should be given another opportunity lol. Funny how teams don't tend to attack our right side with AWB in that position. Just look at the difference between Shaw and the likes of Robertson, Alba, Alaba etc.


3.) 05 Jul 2020 12:17:22
I think Shaw has done better in the second half of the season. Kept fit, energy levels look good and has reduced his positioning errors. He’s not world class, but he’s a good player.


4.) 05 Jul 2020 12:31:16
Scholes people are just saying he’s playing well at the moment. Don’t be so sensitive.


5.) 05 Jul 2020 12:54:48
Anyway it's not all doom and gloom.
Greenwood is a breath of fresh air and Bruno is top class. Even pogba is getting in to it. And the player that's done very well for me is matic. Martial is doing what he is supposed to as well.


6.) 05 Jul 2020 13:11:48
Scholes the last 2 games especially teams have attacked the space behind awb, far more than shaw .
I'm a big fan of awb, but his starting position has been so high ( sure set by ole ) teams have looked at the space behind .
So its strange you say teams aren't attacking down our right because they clearly are .
And will continue to while we play on the front foot with fullbacks in such a high starting position . Which I think will change a bit depending on quality of opossition.


7.) 05 Jul 2020 13:12:12
Leahy greenwood is fantastic. Cleanest striker of a ball that I’ve seen for us in a long time.


8.) 05 Jul 2020 13:24:51
Excellent point Jred we've definitely been playing higher up the pitch which has obviously made us more exposed on occasions.

I agree this will change against the better teams where I still expect us to play predominantly on the counter attack!
However how great is it that we now seen able to dominate and score goals against deep lying defences but can also be equally devastating on the counter where we can play with more defensive shape and solidarity but still pose a major threat going forward.


9.) 05 Jul 2020 13:28:44
I think the emergence of Brandon Williams is bringing the best out of Shaw.
He looks much fitter and now often makes runs into the opposition box.
He needs to improve his crossing to take his game to next level.


 

 

01 Jul 2020 20:00:43
Lots of talk on the chat about the need for new CBS, Lindelof and MaGuire being deemed not good enough. Shaw also gets a rough ride with many calling for Williams to replace him.

Surprisingly then, only Liverpool have conceded fewer goals than us this season. I’d suggest our challenge is the other end, finishing teams off although the last 2 games have shown we can do it.

AJH

1.) 01 Jul 2020 20:09:37
I agree also since bruno has signed no one has picked up more league points than united. We really have been playing well of late.

The chat goes 1 of 3 ways:

1. 0.0 so everyone needs sold because they're poor
2. we are getting beat, everyone needs sold manager sacked glazers and the board out
3. We are winning, honestly everyone gets board and starts discussing who we should buy .


2.) 01 Jul 2020 20:23:40
To be fair ajh we have sharpened up both ends of the pitch simultaneously since feb1st scoring over 2 a game and conceding only 3 in 14 games.
So both ends are much improved.
Im not a big shaw fan but i think he has done well since restart. So no complaint from me there.

Lindelof been ok too. He doesn't fill me with confidence petsonally but stats are ok. He is poor in the air but decent on the ball. Not that strong but doing ok. Probably not as good as bailly on bailly's best day but better than bailly most days😂
To build an ideal team / squad cb and lb would be further down the pecking order for me than dm rw cf.

WIth funds tight cb and lb would not priority imo.
williams can be a very good player but shaw has done well thus far he looks a bit fitter too.


3.) 01 Jul 2020 20:44:35
Jred 4 don't go on chat if it bothers you.


4.) 01 Jul 2020 20:58:20
leahy
I tend not to.


5.) 01 Jul 2020 21:29:21
Ajh that stat is misleading. We won 14 games lost 8 Liverpool won 28 lost 1.
34 points behind them. Flirting in 5th or 6th
To win leagues you need a World class cb.
Maguire is not or never will be world class. Lindelof a good sub to have. You need the ferdinands. Vidic. Kompany, terry, adams. Vvd. Them type of cbs.


6.) 01 Jul 2020 21:42:57
Thought it was a great chat room the other night with plenty of talk and good banter. Lots of varying opinions on players. Even some people were quite harsh on Martial eh AJH? 😂

Jred, as always, good value for a bit of over reaction 😂.


7.) 01 Jul 2020 22:35:56
Shift Maguire out as i don't believe he is good enough for european football. i'd rather have Smalling back then seeing Maguire in defence.

To be fair there aren't many good cbs available to replace Maguirr with.


8.) 01 Jul 2020 23:12:40
Chat is a good laugh imo.
Most the regulars on are used to the leg pulling and a bit of taking the p$$$.
I swear even redman smiles at least twice a match😂😂
Bit of comment on the games too.
Some like the bit of craic on there some don't i can understand that.
I like the craic with other fans its all part of the game for me. Football means very little without the fans, the atmosphere and all the other things surrounding the game itself are usually enjoyable.


 

 

27 Jun 2020 07:15:32
Blimey, I thought it was City fans that were supposed to be bitter. Some of the posts on here have me shaking my head.

Last year, City did the domestic treble, the first time it has been dine, an incredible achievement. This year, LIverpool have won the league with 7 games to go and have only lost 2 games of the last 69 in the league. Let that sink in.

City and Liverpool have taken what is required to a whole new level and right now, every other team isn’t even on the same planet as them. We spoke to Klopp, he wasn’t convinced. SAF spoke to Pep although it has never been confirmed if we wanted him, he ended up at City. Instead we appointed a Manager with no real track record, no European experience, no trophies, possibly one of the worst decisions ever.

Sometimes you just have to tip your hat and say well done, it may be through gritted teeth but City and Liverpool have been incredible for 2 years.

As for United, if anyone thinks we might win the league next year then I’ll have a pint of what you’re drinking. Our defence is better, Bruno has shown what a top quality player can do, but the gap is immense. I think our aim next year is to continue to improve but I can’t see beyond 3rd, hopefully with more goals, more consistency, and more progress.

Painful, maybe, but realistic.

AJH

1.) 27 Jun 2020 08:03:19
I have just been reading a few of the posts and was going to post something similar.

For 30 years I have had rival fans mock us for the lack of the title but the simple truth was we weren’t good enough. Whether that be playing staff, external factors like owners or others simply being better then us (City last year) sometimes you just need to tip your cap and appreciate how good a team is.

Below I saw someone say we should be embarrassed about a 30 year wait, I’m not. It’s part of our history now and this team have ended it somewhat emphatically. But what this wait has done is make me appreciate what it is, I have no idea when the next triumph will be so I will enjoy it as much as I can.

Fergies achievements won’t be matched imo, and there is nothing wrong with that but you were spoiled with achievements and got to a point where you just expected it. So my advice would be next time you win it, and there will be a next time whether that’s next year 5 years or longer but enjoy it with those that matter most as you never know how long you could be waiting.

I write this btw, as someone who in my teens early twenties ‘hated’ seeing you be successful as it was always thrown in my face by my united supporting mates. Truth is, I shouldn’t of let it bother me but hindsight is a wonderful thing.

{Ed047's Note - great OP and great reply from two truly genuine posters.


2.) 27 Jun 2020 08:38:02
Great post AJH and WYred.


3.) 27 Jun 2020 08:57:25
I've offered my congratulations, they are the best team.
As for class in winning tho some of there fans are a disgrace, spitting on the holy trio statue at OT, Dixon Dean, floutingass gatherings rule. I've no problem with the achievements of the team but you can buy class.

{Ed047's Note - Welsh that’s a big stone to throw after the way United fans have behaved when you were winning things.

A subject left well alone mate. All clubs have their bad apples.


4.) 27 Jun 2020 09:11:57
WYred,

Liverpool deserved the title and as I posted lower down, we should congratulate your team. I supported through every single year of our 26 long wait and Liverpool fans let us know about it, not least at Anfield in 92 with the banners. I saw all your great 70’s and 80’s teams, frustratingly formidable in the league, less so in cups, but I am not sure you will dominate like that, or like we did for 20 years. There is too much money now to create false clubs, whose history started in 2010.

One thing that seems forgotten in all this is the age of fans, my 26 years were from young to my thirties, in your 30 years how many fans have passed away and didn’t see this. I may not be around to see our next one, so the key message is enjoy it now as if it is your last. In 2013 I celebrated it heartily because knowing Moyes was coming in and seeing a team in decline I knew it would be our last for a while, Enjoy the feeling and keep hoping that we don’t have a change of owners that takes us forward like yours did.


5.) 27 Jun 2020 09:27:47
Like it or loathe it, they’re a great side to actually watch play and are worthy champions this year. 😭😭😭.


6.) 27 Jun 2020 09:08:54
I think I did say the scumbag element in my post but can't see it there now. I don't recall Leicester or Blackburn doing this with their 1 title win, an element of their fans of course not all amd not to knock the team as much deserved but it is a disgrace during a lockdown the behaviour, saying that Ed the whole country doesn't seem to give a damn anymore.

{Ed047's Note - I didn’t edit your post at all Welsh mate, I just feel it’s a subject best left alone.

Had you been a Leicester or Blackburn supporter I wouldn’t have needed to even mention it.

As for the population of this country and some of the stuff the mindless minority have been doing during lockdown, don’t even get me started!


7.) 27 Jun 2020 10:02:25
Welsh, I think it comes down to basic numbers. In any fan base there is probably around 10% of the fans who are idiots, they are the ones who sing the offensive songs, start fights and are just generally uneducated morons.

The thing with United and Liverpool is we have far more fans than Blackburn and Leicester. If they have 500k fans then they have 50k idiots. But United and Liverpool have millions of fans all around the world.

It's reported that around 2000 people went to Anfield the night Liverpool won the title. Consider the size of the stadium, the sheer number of fans they have, then the number of people who gathered isn't that big.

United fans have acted without class as we won title after title. Yeah there will be some knobhead fans, and yes it's not going to be fun being a United fan over the next few months, maybe longer. But we need to just suck it up.


8.) 27 Jun 2020 09:39:43
You are right Ed047, There are a minority of fans from many clubs who lack class.
No only in terms of footballing perspective but in other aspects as well.

{Ed047's Note - sad but true TRD


9.) 27 Jun 2020 10:48:32
The most painful title win for most Utd fans due to the rivalry and definitely the right feeling. We know that feeling was felt the other way for years.
Deserving champions most definitely as City have been and we should not cveat it with anything and just take it as it just shows us as exactly what others portray us as.
Feel the pain and use it as a club to make the changes and get back to where we feel we deserve to be.
Took Klopp 4 years and I feel we are on a sililar path with Olly or a like minded manager who follows the ethos that has been set.
Congrats to the Scousers. the chase contunues.


10.) 27 Jun 2020 11:18:07
Yeah, fair play lads. I'd pay to watch Liverpool and City just now. However, when your brother is a Liverpool fan, it makes it very difficult to say it, other than through gritted teeth 😁.


11.) 27 Jun 2020 15:59:08
Brad, Ole is not Klopp. We are not on the same path as Liverpool were under him. Can you see us winning the Champions league in Oles 3rd season? Winning the league in his 4th? Considering he has had 18 months already.


12.) 27 Jun 2020 17:15:59
Mumbles, what will you say if the club finishes in the top four and wins the FA cup AND the Europa League in Ole's first full season in charge?


13.) 27 Jun 2020 18:07:26
I'll say well done, good job. He's done the bare minimum in getting top 4 and always great to win some pots. If he does that then he's earned the right to be our manager on merit and he'll be judged on results next season instead of sentiment.


14.) 27 Jun 2020 18:14:16
Must have deleted it and forgot to put it back Ed.
Yeah is what I mean the minority are classless, I've no issue with Liverpool winning it as they deserve too.
Yeah, best not turn the thread into a C.V. one ha.

{Ed047's Note - 🤣👍🏼


15.) 28 Jun 2020 10:23:56
Mumbles, agree Olly is not Klopp and not even close but I would still argue we are on the correct path to rid the dead wood and bring in quality additions. I did say or similar manager as I can still see a change happening at some point.
I think our recruitment has improved us, the youngsters coming in have iroved us and on the whole we are better after arguably ollys year 1.
The next stage is key.
Few more quality additions in the right areas, bring on the youngsters and bed them In, address some glaring issues Still with in game management. Ideally bring in DOF and I know Eds is sceltical on this.
I am realistic that the title is a long way off. However after years of awful football and toxicity breeding in the fans I am staying positive. But realistic.


 

 

23 Jun 2020 21:20:57
I thought betting ads were banned during games: since they've restarted there have been ads every half time. Has something changed?

AJH

1.) 23 Jun 2020 22:09:08
I think adverts are banned before 9pm, the 8:15 kick off means they can be on at half time on them games.


2.) 24 Jun 2020 07:55:04
Ban them altogether I say. It's slowly changing but changing nonetheless. You'll never be able to ban gambling in this country but it should be regulated better.


3.) 24 Jun 2020 09:21:48
Anything that gets ray winstone off my screen.

{Ed001's Note - I thought I was the only one who hated those ads!}


4.) 24 Jun 2020 11:15:06
Oi, don't you press that skip button 😂.


5.) 24 Jun 2020 22:50:48
The ads are wrong and should be banned. Mourino and Redknapp are a disgrace for participating in them.


 

 

 

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16 Nov 2019 11:13:10
I’m not arrogant Danny. Whatever our current travails, we pay well, we remain one of the biggest names, we will still attract players. There have always been players who didn’t want to play for us, I’m just getting bored of the ‘step down’ jibe.

AJH

 

 

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16 Nov 2019 07:40:55
If players are choosing a club based on the cup they are in then they are welcome to go where they wish. If Sanchez thinks United is a step down from Dortmund then his head needs a wobble.

AJH

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13 Nov 2019 16:59:33
Sounds like sulking. They can see others getting game time and are throwing their toys out. If they were contributing then they would be playing more, like Williams, or Greenwood. Ole seems obsessed with youth so if they were showing him anything he would be getting them on the pitch, so they clearly aren’t doing enough.

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13 Nov 2019 16:57:47
Ive they to see him do anything to make me take notice. Gomes had some nice touches, Garner can find a pass, Greenwood is scoring, obviously Williams has been a revelation, but Chong has been forgettable every time I’ve seen him. They can’t all make it.

AJH

 

 

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31 Oct 2019 19:34:34
So far, only 4 teams have conceded fewer goals. Defence isn’t the problem, scoring goals has been the problem.

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11 Jul 2020 08:28:17
He’s having a good spell but then so did Januzaj and look how that went? He needs to keep working, feet on the ground, and see where it takes him.

Rashford burst onto the scene and whilst I love him, he is hot and cold and needs to find that level of consistency that to players have. Greenwood has had probably a bigger impact bu the kid is 18, let’s appreciate and celebrate him but let’s not get carried away.

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09 Jul 2020 22:21:41
I've always wanted to win a Balondor.

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06 Jul 2020 21:13:47
I think we’ll make more than £40M if we are selling 2 Rojos.

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05 Jul 2020 16:59:24
Great post Red Man, agree with all that. I think if we keep winning we’ll finish in the top 4, that’s all we can do.

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04 Jul 2020 22:26:58
The defence is total garbage, get rid of DDG, Shaw, Maguire, and Lindelof. ignore the fact that only 2 teams have conceded fewer goals than us, that counts for nothing, they’re clearly all rubbish.

I’m not saying they are world beaters but it’s been a lot better than the keystone cops we saw in recent years.

Personally, I’d swap DDG for Henderson and try and up grad Lindelof. I think Shaw is doing well, AWB has Robeson great, and I’d stricken with Maguire, although I agree we got mugged there.

AJH