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Team: Manchester United

Where from: Blackpool

Favourite player: Bryan Robson

Best team moment: Barcelona 99

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15 Jul 2019 21:25:10
So ole says we need a Bryan Robson. If only, there is no midfielder out there fit to lace captain marvels boots. Best midfielder I've seen at old trafford.

Blackpool Red

1.) 15 Jul 2019 22:13:02
I am sure everyone on here who had a pleasure of watching him will agree with you blackpool red.

But i think because midfield roles are much more defined in modern football, looking for a bryan robson or a roy keane is a red herring.

Who is the all action bryan robson type in the city team or the liverpool team or in Barcelona or reals team?

We would probably be much better off trying to be realistic and find the new michael carrick, someone mobile and intelligent enough to screen the back 4 and sit deep and dictate play than look for a new bryan robson.

2.) 15 Jul 2019 22:17:49
I took a close look at Jamie Shackleton at Leeds. Now I'm not a scout by any stretch of the imagination. But I know a player that gives 100% every second of every game when I see one. I hope somebody in red has/ is running the rule over him. If you're watching the Leeds game have a look I'd be interested in your opinion. 👍.

3.) 15 Jul 2019 22:54:10
Living the past. Sentimental. Sack him now.

4.) 15 Jul 2019 23:50:20
My favourite ever player for the club.
There is still room in any formation for that box to box player. Although as you say the role has changed and more technique than blood sweat and tears.
That screening player you speak of. The goal scoring box to box midfielder and the veey offence minded playmaker are the ideal combination.

Longstaff / matic
Fernandes / mctom
Pogba/ fred

If pogba wants to stay and let his football do the talking i'd be delighted if they were our options going into next season. Tough to get both those deals plus maguire over the line. Plus deal with the possible exits of lukaku darmian rojo.
Lots of work still to do on the squad but that midfield 6 plus garner should see us through the season in better shape than last season.

5.) 16 Jul 2019 07:00:28
Robson was the reason I chose to support United when I was very young.

6.) 16 Jul 2019 09:41:44
very good piece on sky about longstaff. Well worth a read, you can see why solskjaer would want him. Not comparing him to Bryan Robson, but he might be worth the money if he keeps going the way he is.

7.) 16 Jul 2019 11:10:40
Agreed penfold. if we get longstaff, a midfield of him and mctominay will have a lot of heart and effort. need a spark of creativity (pogba / fernandes ) with them and we have the makings of a solid midfield.

{Ed002's Note - Longstaff's heart is in the NE.}

8.) 16 Jul 2019 11:11:24
I agree Penfold. We should go for him no question.

9.) 16 Jul 2019 11:31:26
But his bank account might be in the northwest soon ed 😂.

10.) 16 Jul 2019 11:47:59
do you think he’d stay in newcastle regardless Ed002?

{Ed002's Note - No, what I said was in reply to a rather flakey comment.}

11.) 16 Jul 2019 15:04:15
Truth be told by team would be improved by having a midfielder like Bryan Robson.

12.) 16 Jul 2019 17:59:09
** any.



10 Mar 2018 13:19:20
Look much better when we take the game to them. Lukaku totally bullying there defence. There defence is pony.

Blackpool Red



15 Jan 2018 13:52:38
Anybody sick of van gaal's whining. I thought he was supposed to be a clever man but he can't understand why he was sacked. You were sacked because you were absolutely pony end of.

Blackpool Red

1.) 15 Jan 2018 14:05:46
He’s so bitter it’s embarrassing 😂. Dinosaur of a manager with the worst style of play a united team has ever played. Not a shot on target till the 60th minute. He should take his money and keep his mouth shut.

2.) 15 Jan 2018 14:12:16
It’s remarkable just how delusional he is. Obviously I’m not privy to what went on behind the scenes but surely he must’ve been aware of the undercurrent of dissatisfaction about the playing style and performances. It is said that he is incredibly stubborn but he really takes it to a whole new level.

3.) 15 Jan 2018 14:35:37
Playing devils advocate here, I suppose it depends on what the board were telling him the expectations were. If he was told he was doing a good job, that he had time to improve things and to carry on and then to be sacked then maybe he has a point. If not then he is dillusional.

Don’t get me wrong, I did not enjoy his style of play or comments. He did seem to be a sandwich short of a picnic and was not sorry to see him go, but if the club did say one thing and then do another, that would not reflect well on the club.

4.) 15 Jan 2018 14:54:18
I understand where your coming from Huggy but this is LVG we are on about here, he deserve's no defence at all, IMO he and his signings were 1 of the biggest mistakes United made, even worse than Moye's.

5.) 15 Jan 2018 16:03:50
Nobody was as bad as Moyes. I still have nightmares about the Fulham game.

6.) 15 Jan 2018 16:04:00
He seems to be very bitter that he was sacked rather than asked to choose his successor. Early in his reign we did actually play some good stuff, there was one game against city where we dominated them and won something like 4-2. But his team regressed into possession obsessed negative no risk nancies and I will not be sorry to see the back him.

7.) 15 Jan 2018 16:14:17
I think we regressed because he was an authoritarian and would lay in to players if they made mistakes. So in the end they stopped taking risks.

Many of us wanted someone who'd give our players a kick up the arse, they did and it didn't work. It's almost like the world and football have moved on from the 80's and you can't get the same reaction out of a modern day player as you would of 30 years ago.

Maybe to succeed in modern day football, with modern day players we need a modern day manager? Just a thought.

8.) 15 Jan 2018 16:16:04
I can understand why he’s not happy, ED002 said there was a plan and strategy (I think he said 3years) he was part way through the plan and the fans turned. Again from memory I think ED002 eluded the fan stuff caused a change in transfer plans and ultimately put a stop to a project. He was obviously close to Ed Woodward, to be this annoyed he openly feels the club betrayed him. To be fair to him as we don’t know what was said to him or promised behind closed doors he might have a point.

For me I can see what he was doing, he was getting a new very young group of players together and trialling some youngsters out. It would of been interesting to know what the plan was.

9.) 15 Jan 2018 16:20:12
didnt like LVG as a manager for obvious reasons but I liked his arrogance, thought he was quite a nice fella. old school. bit nutty but still a little bit of footballs all time great managers even if his best years were behind him.

All this whinging is too much now, doing himself no favours at all . i'm guessing he was stitched up and promises broken. must be nice for his big ego even with a big pay off

But for the football he played he couldn't expect to hold on for much longer than he did.

10.) 15 Jan 2018 16:36:49
Sandwich short of a picnic. 😀.

11.) 15 Jan 2018 16:38:05
People assume he's intelligent, but in actual fact, he's as thick as pig s. t. trust me, I know him and he's thoroughly unpleasant.

12.) 15 Jan 2018 16:56:23
How do you know him AAA?

13.) 15 Jan 2018 19:09:12
He has a villa in Portugal beside NoMid, Park. The man sucked the life out of our club, with his anti-football. Move on.

14.) 15 Jan 2018 20:29:10
Mort as bad as Moye's was I think the team he inherited didn't do him any favours, he lost before he started to be fair. Fergie's transfer policy (or lack of) towards the end left our team with to much work to do.

15.) 16 Jan 2018 01:53:09
What plan and strategy do we expect from LVG's hypothetical 3rd season? Apart from more scattergun approach to transfer and youth policy, I can't really think of any.



16 Feb 2016 15:43:39
The academy has been a laughing stock for years. I know as I pulled my boy out. The arrogance of the coaches is unbelievable. They still prefer the old saying he's not big enough. To be honest the coaching was shocking, they spent more time playing on their phones and talking amongst themselves. To pull my boy out broke my heart but it had to be done. City are light years ahead with their approach and have been nicking utd's best kids for years now. Every parent at City gets expenses where as at utd only 1 or 2 get it. A massive overhaul is needed and new coaches brought in. Most of the coaches are nothing more than glorified pe teachers.

Blackpool Red

1.) 16 Feb 2016 17:02:10
Hi Blackpool Red,

Cheers for the info, it's sounds very unprofessional. It would be great to hear any other people's experiences.

2.) 16 Feb 2016 17:52:45
Not a unique experience at all Blackpool Red. But when you're hiring coaches for as little as £20,000 per year, you're lucky to get PE teacher quality.

3.) 16 Feb 2016 20:02:14
Considering the cost to fix this would be less than one decent sized transfer fee, this sounds crazy. Perhaps pulling out of a £32.5m transfer of an unproven Anderson from Lazio might be re-invested in the academy. Problem solved? Let's be fair, we have still produced some half decent players over the years and I only see one Nigerian youngster in City's first team. I have no wish for our club to be like them and never will.

4.) 16 Feb 2016 21:23:22
The redevelopment of City's academy began in 2010, and they were building from scratch. Since then they've built a massive amount of new state of the art facilities, brought in key figures from Barca's youth setup, offered the highest wages in the country to attract the best coaches, and start developing direct links with hundreds of schools in the greater Manchester area. In the last five years they have invested close to £200m directly in their academy and continue to spend more per year on their academy than any other club in the country.

This isn't some look how great things are at City and how crap we are thing. Simple fact is that City are running their academy in the right way. The trickle of young players is starting, but the next five-ten years will be a better measure of their academy's success. In all honesty, we are embarrassingly behind City in this area.

5.) 16 Feb 2016 22:21:26

Some would rather close their eyes and ears to it, pretending we are so much better in youth development. The impact of what City have done will take 5 to 10 years to show. Meanwhile our fans trot out a generational message that we shouldn't learn from them, that is basic arrogance and United have got to do a lot of work to catch up, we have years of catching up to do.



23 Jul 2015 12:29:54
Haven't posted for a while but I got slated last year when I said di Maria would be a flop & we should of gone for Reus.I can't belive we stumped up nearly 60 million for him, ship him out swap even for a loss.Would still rather go for Reus more than pedro

Blackpool Red

1.) 23 Jul 2015 13:11:40
My number one target would be Griezmann, then Reus and then Pedro.

2.) 23 Jul 2015 13:18:04
BR. I agree with you on ADM, I thought he was going to be fantastic at United, but his attitude is terrible and United should get rid of him immediately. If PSG are stupid enough to pay £45m for him, then let him go. Rues or Greizman will by my choices ahead of Pedro (assuming we can't get Bale or CR7)

3.) 23 Jul 2015 13:39:19
I agree with people's suggestions for replacements however I would include Kevin De Bruyne in that list. Will give us one up on our noisy neighbours also 😀 win win.




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26 May 2019 10:10:42
Can I ask who the senior departure is.

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16 May 2019 15:22:54
Fantastic idea to have a nice guy around the dressing room for £5 to £7 million a year. let's bring a court jester in too while we’re at it.

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23 Sep 2018 14:56:06
Stay off the glue Roon.

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06 Apr 2018 18:27:54
It just proves that the players and agents live in cloud cuckoo land. The star player couldn’t handle being dropped because he believes he is world class and needs his pathetic ego massaging. Riola sees another payday. Hate how the game has gone.

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{Ed002's Note - it is more a case of “this is how it is.” Players are transient. If a player is struggling then other options will be looked at.}



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Lets hope so.Useless never utd quality

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18 Aug 2019 17:02:47
I was in their end last season with my 15 year old. Pretty tame compared to some of the home ends I’ve been in.

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18 Aug 2019 14:53:33
If he takes Sanchez Darmian Rojo Jones and Smalling they should re name old Trafford after him.

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11 Aug 2019 19:13:54
Thought we grew into the game . Mcguire and Wan Bissaka excellent. Over the moon for Daniel James. Stretford end was rocking today. Chelsea support was woeful.

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10 Aug 2019 17:43:43
I can’t stand to listen to Paddy Crerand anymore, he spouts total drivel. The only one who speaks sense is Lou Macari.

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08 Aug 2019 18:06:58
Red1067 what your mate knows you can write on a grain of rice.

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