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21 Mar 2020 22:26:27
Rumours of Auba to Utd. No idea if this is now just crazy time due to lack of content. But I have to say, that would be an excellent signing for us. Last year with Arsenal, so they may be tempted to cash in. Almost has the feels of an RVP but he's not quite so deep into his career.

He would be an upgrade on Martial as a 9. Scores goals for fun. What do you all think, would you take him?


1.) 22 Mar 2020 10:38:16
Rumours started last summer when Andy Goldstein from talksport said he was told Utd were in for him so maybe there is something in it who knows. Good player though wish he wasnt as old as he is.

2.) 22 Mar 2020 10:54:42
I think we're done buying older players on high wages. He's a fantastic player but you'd imagine he'd demand Sanchez type salary. Just doesn't seem to go along with Solskjaer's plan.

3.) 22 Mar 2020 12:02:02
I'd prefer lacazette to be honest. Although he's seemed a bit off this season.

4.) 23 Mar 2020 11:10:01
I would rather save the money and buy ighalo and spend the big money on right wing, cm, pogba replacement and pacey centre back.

5.) 23 Mar 2020 12:03:35
Thanks for replies guys. I think that Auba allows us to play how we have been playing, direct and very dangerous on the break, but hs also makes runs in the 6 yard area like a striker. He can score headers with more consistency. Depending on fee he could be interesting. Not for silly money either in transfer or wages.

6.) 26 Mar 2020 16:05:39
who is Auba?




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11 Jun 2022 04:47:26
New chef signed for OT canteen. Ten Haag really getting what he wants now, maybe Shaw will be a top LB after all ??.


1.) 11 Jun 2022 13:49:12
Let’s hope the new guy is a magician and can make broccoli taste like pies and burgers and maybe Shaw will finally get in shape the little lump.

2.) 11 Jun 2022 14:44:14
Brendan how dare you call Shaw a little lump.
He is a great big lump.

3.) 11 Jun 2022 21:27:57
Shaw was probably supposed to be in the salad queue but like the rest of his time at United he was in the wrong place and found himself at the front of the pudding queue.



14 May 2022 02:39:32
Is it true that Shappy is transferring to the Newcastle page?

Aparently they are willing to pay him by by the word, and would welcome the variety of opinions that come from each post ;)


1.) 14 May 2022 04:03:56
How much per word? ?.

{Ed001's Note - mate even if it was 1p you would be richer than Elon Musk in a year!}

2.) 14 May 2022 04:33:33
1p per word, not even sure the Saudis could afford that Ed! ?.

{Ed001's Note - nor me. They would be bankrupt in days.}

3.) 14 May 2022 22:54:38
Shaopy that reply of yours was a tad short for you. Are you feeling OK?

4.) 15 May 2022 06:28:06
Salford, I'm feeling fine, good in fact. If you notice some of the times of my recent replies/ post are very early as I'm currently not in the UK. On my jollies on the other side of the Atlantic.



06 Feb 2022 09:28:34
Oh, England’s finest football team its record truly great,
its proud successes mocked by a cruel turn of fate.
Eight men will never play again, who met destruction there,
the flowers of English football, the flowers of Manchester.


1.) 06 Feb 2022 10:02:09
The flowers of Manchester always remembered today.

2.) 06 Feb 2022 15:29:22
RIP boys.

If there is a heaven, and they are looking down, they must be shaking their heads at the state of this once great club. They played for the love of the game, and for each other, a true team. Our team today is light years away from that unfortunately. Overpaid, under performing prima-donnas. Sad to see.



20 Jan 2022 02:05:46
If ronny is substituted now ralf has to sit and stroke him and make him feel better? Guy needs to give his head a wobble. 2 -0 up, away to Brentford in a midweek game. What is this guy expecting. His job was done, he played a great chest pass to set utd away for the 2nd goal. What a tragic display of disrespect t to ralf and his team mates, i would drop him for next game.

Better team and shape today, kept a better width and looked more like utd, although we still lack confidence.

Fernandes looking great, running the show again, full of assists. I like him in a midfield 3 and also when we switch him to a false 9 I think he looks great there.

DDG continues saving everyone's blushes. Only goals and points and determination will bring this confidence e and swagger back.

We have a long way to go, but we are now pointing somewhat in the general direction.


1.) 20 Jan 2022 05:13:21
I like that Ronaldo was angry about being subbed off. It shows passion, which is more than can be said for the actions of most of the team. As for the change itself though, we must be the only team in the world who look more defensively frail as the result of switching to a back five. HM’s passing accuracy was something ridiculous like 36% and a big part of what made the last 10 minutes or so so nervy. Last week at Villa (not to mention the Spurs vs Leicester game tonight) shows how quickly a two goal lead can be wiped out and, had Brentford got a second goal, I wouldn’t have been surprised to see them scramble in a third. We need a defensive midfielder and to persist with the VL RL CB partnership if we’re to have any hope of securing a top four finish. Also, anyone who still thinks we should sell De Gea needs to get their head looked at!

{Ed014's Note - it doesn’t show passion, just shows what an arrogant twonk he is. Perhaps he should channel that anger into working for the team when the lazy tit is on the pitch.

They guy is an anchor, just weighing you down!

2.) 20 Jan 2022 05:46:51
I look at it differently dodgy.
Ronaldo was always someone who never liked getting subbed off.
During 40+ goal season as well I remember when he started Carling cup games while most of our team got a rest.
I see it positively that he actually wanted to stay on and score a goal. Strikers should be greedy to score and shouldn't be happy if they don't score a goal.
Brentford were going to open up even more after we scored and it could've been a great opportunity for ronaldo to get a goal.
Rangnick and Ronaldo had a chat as well, which was good to see.
You have to remember he's one of the greatest player to ever play. These antics were always part of Ronaldo.

3.) 20 Jan 2022 06:01:41
Thats the sort of passion we need.
Ronaldo never hides. After we scored the 2nd goal, Ronny had the players in a hurdle for a stern talk.

Also well done to Rangnick for showing balls and changing system mid game.
He said he didn't want to make the mistake he did against Villa.

4.) 20 Jan 2022 07:03:52
Other than the chest pass he was anonymous last night, he contributed nothing else.

5.) 20 Jan 2022 08:11:53
AJH- last night he dragged the centre backs all over the place, as shown for the first two goals. I think first half he came far to deep, but second he created space for elanga and the ball to Bruno was perfect.

I don’t mind him being angry coming off, he wants to score goals. I guarantee in the next training session he will be there leading by example as usual.

6.) 20 Jan 2022 08:55:02
I was not a fan of bringing him back and I think it was the wrong decision but for anybody that thinks he is lazy or is not a team player they are very very wrong imo.

I don't like the petulance and it was unnecessary but that's been there for 20 years.
It's a cultural and personalty trait he has.
I have to laugh at the lack tolerance some people die to some players who don't exactly confirm to the stiff upper lip British stereotype. I've seen more petulance on these pages from poster's who cry about ronaldos petulance.
I suppose we are all not as perfect as some posters think they are themselves.

7.) 20 Jan 2022 09:15:48
100’s of players have sulked and been moody when subbed before, 100’s will do after this. It’s Ronaldo so more focus on him and a few stories to write. Rangnick didn’t need to chat with him on the bench and could have waited til after the game but some mangers will do that all the time and the tv and media won’t pick it up or will miss it. It’s a nothing story and incident.

8.) 20 Jan 2022 09:24:32
Correct ports.
But it does give the tabloids and a few idiots something to make a mountain from out of a molehill.

9.) 20 Jan 2022 09:27:06
Did it make Ronaldo look silly? Yes.

Is it newsworthy? No.

As Ken says dozens of players sulk when subbed. Some see it as passion, others as arrogance.

I tend to feel that it shows a lack of respect for your teammates. It's a team game and not about the individual, while I think it's normal to be disappointed with being subbed off, would you expect the same reaction from every player who is on the subs bench when the team sheet is announced? I'm sure they are disappointed as well.

Ronaldo like many other footballers has a tendency to sulk when things don't go his way, it doesn't make him a better or worse player. Just someone who can't handle disappointment very well.

I liked the way Rangnick dealt with it, a tendency to nip things in the bud then move on and forget about it.

10.) 20 Jan 2022 10:07:34
Silly behaviour. Lots of players do it, but Ronny's always been one for the petulant flounces. It's all for show and social media. Look at me, look how much I care. And younger fans and gullible adults lap it up.

11.) 20 Jan 2022 10:49:02
Ronny is 37 in a couple of weeks, someone needs to sit him down and explain there's no way he's going to play every minute of every game, especially with younger legs on the bench to bring on, and then tell him to drop his hissy fits for the cameras and show some respect to his manager and team mates, and if he does'nt like that there's always PSG .

12.) 20 Jan 2022 10:49:41
Nou he was doing it in 2003 when there was next to no social media ? it’s a nothing story.

13.) 20 Jan 2022 11:07:55
Act like you want when you come off and be as disappointed as possible when you’ve performed well and are influencing game! Ronaldo elanga and greenwood could of had no complaints if they didn’t come out for second half!
Another bang average performance by cr7!

14.) 20 Jan 2022 11:12:17
RR was completely correct to take Ronaldo off.
He did absolutely nothing apart from that chest pass.
He lost the ball two / three times and was completely out of the game.
I never seen him once chase down a defender when Brentford carried the ball out from the back.
The team look better equipped when he's not on the pitch. They also look a more galvanised and a more determined unit.
As great as Ronaldo was / is he just doesn't suit us.
He's to selfish and lazy.

15.) 20 Jan 2022 11:14:41
In 2003 he was a teenager, now he's in his late thirties and has kids who would'nt carry on like he does sometimes.

16.) 20 Jan 2022 12:05:20
Agreed Caolan. Ronaldo is just that type of person.

Not sure how Nou has that kind of insight. All fo social media so the youngers lap it up ?

He could just be. peed off?

17.) 20 Jan 2022 12:50:06
Don't forget, gullible adults, Angel ?.

18.) 20 Jan 2022 13:02:35
I don't agree with peoples assessment that he didn't influence the game last night. If you watch that 1st goal, he drops to receive the ball from Fred and the 2 CB's both go towards him because they don't want him to get the ball in those areas. This allowed the space in behind for Elanga to run into and Fred saw the run and delivered. But that run is not on if Ronaldo doesn't make his movement which attracts 2 defenders. The 2nd goal we know what his influence was. So he was involved in the 2 goals that meant Brentford had to attack a bit more and which meant they were open to being caught out for a 3rd. I'd say that he had more influence on the game then people are giving him credit for, or is he only influential when he is scoring goals and doing 100 step overs?

When Ronaldo is on the pitch he is a focus for other teams, and when United players start to use him to exploit space for others as well as playing through him then we will score more and more goals. For me, Ronaldo just needs to accept that the game is quicker now, players are fitter and he, despite being in good shape may not be the right player on the pitch in certain games and certain situations. But he wants to play every minute and score as many goals as he can, which isn't a bad thing considering some players appear happy to be on the bench or not involved at all but are enjoying their wages.

19.) 20 Jan 2022 13:44:45
Ronaldo has no problem to be substituted. Its the package that is the problem. He hadn't problem at Juventus when he "run the show". He didn't even want to play in some games to be Sharp for the next one or for Champions League-he was the leader, scored goals and coach took him off to protect his best player. That was fine then.
The problem now is that we treat him like everyone else and yesterday he was annoyed because he thought he could score a couple when they were open. System doesn't suit too because he always wants someone else to do the dirty job and then he finds space and score. Its all about Ronaldo and not the team.

20.) 20 Jan 2022 15:21:50
Wish I was as lazy and as useless as some posters seem to think Ronaldo is!
Ralf made that substitution to prove a point cos his lack of substitution against villa cost us points.
Ralf as devalued McGuire, Shaw, Binsaka, with stupid talk that’s real brains!
He p. ed of Martial.
Told us last week the DVB was sensational and changed game for the 20 mins he was on, then don’t play him again!
Says Sancho fantastic in training…. don’t play him
Says Fred is got big future at club!

You think this is going down well at United, only players that like him is Dalot and Telles.

21.) 21 Jan 2022 01:40:39
Bolloxolgy is what that is RM.



11 Jan 2022 02:19:04
Right now we need wins. We need to build back some confidence. Jumping all over players because they missed one interception, or misplaced a pass is not going to get us back to our best.

We all want to watch rampant multi goal victories, but that will only come with a bit of confidence.

I think the whole team did play more positively today. We had a better team shape (more width, less narrow) . Players did have moments of poor pressing coordination. Letting villa play through or around the press.

Up front we had our moments, looked dangerous, but just couldn't find the right pass at the right time to bust villa open.

Noone enjoys. Tight game, but villa are certainly no mugs and we are working our way back I to form.

Take the win. Keep working on the training ground. Trust ralf to find the winning combinations across the pitch. I think the team was working harder than some are giving credit for.


1.) 11 Jan 2022 08:28:22
I don't think missing interceptions or misplacing passes is the issue. The issue and concern is the lack of effort, no desire, passion, or even looking disinterested as is in Rashford's case. Teams have difficult matches or even a series of difficult matches where they draw or even lose but as long as you are trying it is okay. Clearly, that is not happening with a few at United. That is what needs to be sorted out. I really hope RR wields the whip pretty soon and is backed by the powers that be because clearly, United are not going anywhere with this attitude.

2.) 11 Jan 2022 11:28:35
I think it is evident by now that many of our players are simply not good enough. We can talk about not trying or misplaced passes and other issues but we must acknowledge that we have 4 or 5 players who are on a par with players from the Premiership's weaker teams. Many of our players are simply overrated. The main area of weakness for me is the middle of the park where we struggle to retain possession, control the game and create chances. Two new players in that department could alter the whole outlook of the team. Either one holding player such as Kessie along with a box to box player such as Haidara or two box to box players. We need energy, drive and commitment in there to succeed. I hope that Rangnick is able to address thsi situation in January.




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18 Jun 2022 16:39:43
Nothing good comes from listening to birds Rosspique ?.




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18 Jun 2022 01:07:46
Bit too much common sense for this site there Eric, not nearly enough panic!




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13 Jun 2022 17:48:41
I think Shappy just admitted that Ken is the greater man ;)




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04 Jun 2022 01:59:28
DDG 2 seasons ago looked a bit off. DDG last season looked great. There were games when it was like it was keeper training with zero defense in front of him.

Been said 1000 times, but everything is good so long as EtH has endorsed it. Give him the tools he wants and let him have a real shot at establishing a new look team.

Looks like a long summer of rumours in and out. Buckle up!




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31 May 2022 01:31:44
Martial and a bag of spanners for a bag of spanners?

Jones for a red cross van full of compression bandages and deep heat (to replace supplies)?

McGuire for a particularly square headed training dummy, one with squeaky wheels and large turning circle?





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24 Jun 2022 19:54:12
Completely agree with that Ed.

I think a few signings are needed to freshen the squad and the attitudes, hopefully wake everybody up and make training feel different to last season.

But eth coming in, and some bad apples going put of the door are both huge positives.


{Ed014's Note - definitely mate and it’s really the first time that’s been going to happen for a long time.



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23 Jun 2022 12:41:43
Your worst player is the player who is unavailable to play.

Bailly and Jones can't even be in the conversation for best CM or first team starter because they have shown many times that they cannot stay fit. Yes, there are unfortunate times where an impact injury is bad luck and part of the game. But both have shown they cannot be relied on in our first team over multiple seasons.




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23 Jun 2022 01:18:18
I love the thinking behind a proper rebuild, but in all honesty, a year of midtable football followed by no europe would see EtH u der pressure and no players willing to join us. The only way it would work is to only sign players around 24 or under and try to build a team from scratch.

No chance man utd do that, sponsors and owners would go crazy.




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21 Jun 2022 00:03:16
Shappy, you agree other than that you have spent all summer telling us how DDG doesn't suit EtH style and that Henderson is more the type of keep he rates ?.




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17 Jun 2022 14:35:38
Pogba sentiment grew out of him and his agent chatting in the press. Every international Pogba would say something to make a stink in the press. That doesn't tend to go down well.

Add to that a distinct lack of effort tracking runners and basic running for his team mates, and you get the toxic relationship between player and fanbase.