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30 Aug 2019 11:16:19
Anyone know the situation with Fosu-Mensah? Are we looking to offload?

With Smalling and Darmian gone, might be a good back up for right back? Not sure he's actually good enough.


1.) 30 Aug 2019 11:28:07
Well he won't be offloaded this summer as he is currently injured. I expect Ole will have a look at him when he returns to training and make a decision once he's seen what he can do.

Personally I'm not expecting much from him. I had high hopes 3-4 years ago of him developing into a top holding midfielder. Yet he has had to play nearly all his first team football at RB or CB, which I don't think has helped him develop as well as he could have done.

2.) 30 Aug 2019 13:33:40
He is included in the PL squad if that's anything to go off.

3.) 30 Aug 2019 16:04:14
Another with arrested development. I think we need to assess him before making a decision. make or break season.

4.) 31 Aug 2019 06:52:23
Maybe a new challenge as a DM?

5.) 31 Aug 2019 09:49:12
Maybe that's the what Pogba was on about when he said he wanted a "new challenge", he didn't want to leave, just fancied trying to prove himself in a different position. Goalkeeper maybe? 😂.

6.) 31 Aug 2019 14:40:12
He might see more of the ball that way at least Shaps!



08 Aug 2019 23:54:20
Random question. can we still sell players to clubs whose transfer window is open still?

I ask because what is Darmian going to do for a year if not?


{Ed002's Note - Yes Eric. Transfer windows relate to the registration of players. So MU can still sell Pogba to Real Madrid or Juventus.}

1.) 09 Aug 2019 03:41:03
This is the reason Pogba should of been moved on and a replacement brought in before the 8th.

2.) 09 Aug 2019 00:55:39
Not even our boards ineptitude can go that low ED, as to let Pogba go now.

{Ed001's Note - is it ineptitude to sell a player who wants to leave?}

3.) 09 Aug 2019 05:23:34
Ed001 If he is your best player and you were stupid enough not to buy a replacement it is ineptitude.

{Ed001's Note - he is not your best player, never has been the best player anywhere he has been.}

4.) 09 Aug 2019 08:37:05
Alex won the league with Cleverley and Anderson in midfield. Let s see what Ole can do.

5.) 09 Aug 2019 08:39:20
Darmian will do what he's done the previous two year when he's been surplus to requirements. Train professionally when required and then go back to italy and chill out when given permission.

Not a bad life if you can get it.

6.) 09 Aug 2019 08:47:57
Are madrid going to buy neymar and pogba.

7.) 09 Aug 2019 09:11:44
Mick1 have you just suggested that OGS can do what Sir Alex did?

8.) 09 Aug 2019 07:23:26
Agree Ed. I’m not sure why people think PP is our best player, although football is about perspectives. He can be 1 in every 20 games. I don’t buy that we look better with him in the team. Defensively we have to carry him, and most of all he wants to leave. No need to reply with his goals scored stats, we know he’s a good penalty taker.

{Ed001's Note - he looks good in highlight reels but he is ineffective over 90 minutes. Not my idea of the best.}

9.) 09 Aug 2019 07:47:07
Obviously CSM completely forgot about Jones, Tris.

{Ed001's Note - no doubt.}

10.) 09 Aug 2019 08:55:24
Agree with ed. He is a very good player for about a third of the season, touching on world class every now and again even. He is our best midfield player in the games he turns up for but not our best player as he doesn't turn up enough.

That said, it would be stupid to let him go with no midfielders signed, in my eyes. Therefore it'll probably happen;-)

{Ed001's Note - I would rather play youth team players who will at least give their all. Might inspire the rest of the team as well to up their game.}

11.) 09 Aug 2019 08:55:57
Out of interest Ed001, who do you think is our best outfield player if not Pogba?

{Ed001's Note - Wan-Bissaka probably. Though I would take Rashford and Lindelöf over Pogba as well.}

12.) 09 Aug 2019 09:57:30
“We don't look better with him in the team” what a ludicrous statement. Yes i would much prefer to see matic or fred ahead of him. Give over lol.

13.) 09 Aug 2019 10:30:31
Sorry DSG totally disagree, how many goals do we concede because Pogba goes walkabout. I can think of at least 3 from last season alone. He's a total liability. He plays well for a short period when he gets his own way, but when out backs are against the wall, such as when Top 4 was in our own hands last season, he goes missing. He's not up for the fight. He wants to play for the best team in the competition so he can show boat knowing he's going to take all the plaudits. Add to that he's a lousy person, he's just not the type of character I like to get behind.

For those reasons I do not think we are a better team with Pogba on the pitch. Of course it's not as black and white as that, 3 or 4 games a season he looks world class and wins us games, but for the remaining 30+ games he's a liability who has no interest in putting the graft in to get us back to where we want to be as fans.

Ole was right, he can offer Pogba a new challenge. If Pogba is up for it or not is a different question entirely.

14.) 09 Aug 2019 11:40:04
We need PP in the side. Who else is there to create an opportunity for the front three other than him?

I do however think that Ole will play him more and more in the no.10 role in a 4-2-3-1 system after being unable to sign Dybala etc. though, due to the aforementioned lack of tracking back. Then two of McTom, Fred, Andreas and Matic will sit behind him.

15.) 09 Aug 2019 12:54:23
I've been thinking the same, push PP further forward. We're really light though in the middle. Whereas at 10 we could have PP, Lingardinho, Mata and Gomes. And I'd rather see Gomes get minutes.

16.) 09 Aug 2019 16:36:46
You do not know the man personally, how can come to such serious character judgements?

Our whole team went missing, if you expect any midfielder in world football to drag us to success in the state we were in last season, you will be looking for a long while. How many goals did we concede because matic can not properly screen the back 4 or becuase luke shaw will neverr close down the wide man. Our whole team went to pot last season.

Pogba is one of the only players in our team brave enough to ask for the ball in tough situations, graft works both ways, he lacks it defensively but offensively he is always willing to try things and create chances. that's what a team is all about, some players are good at some things and poor at other, its all about the blend. that's why i am looking foreard to see how mctominay and pogba do as a pair, they complement each other well.

17.) 09 Aug 2019 17:09:51
I am not the biggest paul pogba fan, but I think he has handled this window very well, and should have earned a modicum of our trust back.

Also I don't like to go against the Ed's but imo there is 0% of him leaving this window.

18.) 09 Aug 2019 19:35:13
A ciuple of early defeats and he will be busting a gut to get out and it will all be rather unpleasant.
I think a few early wins and all the talk will go away until the next window.

19.) 10 Aug 2019 05:24:08
You big tease Ed002:)

This is the first time I'll not agree with you Ed001. At this point, we need Pogba in our team.

As for the rest talking about "ambition" "passion" "commitment" "loyalty" and all that, we're in a different era. Pogba may not be the best but he's among the best ballers and since his arrival at Manchester United, he has not featured in the best five players in the world. Any appearance in any selected world-level team is based on his international duties. He has no chance of winning the Premier league or champion's league in the coming days. The club aren't showing much ambition to strengthen yet you all want him to smile and keep it up to show "he loves the club".

Yet if any of you had a better offer than your employers that would lead to a more successful and beneficial future for you and your families you would take it without thinking - isn't it hypocrisy?

Remind me how many trophies Bale won at Madrid. Maybe he should have stayed at Spurs they would have at least won the FA Cup.

On a final note, 8m not saying loyalty is not good, but ambitious and also visions have to match. Also, do remember we're at an age where "playing for the badge" is becoming history.

{Ed001's Note - what are you wittering on about? People expect Pogba to break sweat and make an effort, it's his job and he is well paid to try. Instead he strolls about being a lazy get, it doesn't matter what era you are in. Have you not seen the top 3 last season play? All 3 had 11 players on the pitch making an effort, which is why they are the top 3. Pogba apologists, excusing him being a lazy tit despite being paid millions to stroll around the pitch laughing at the fans paying his enormous wage to do f all, are just embarrassing. Clueless.}

20.) 10 Aug 2019 08:30:36
Pogba is not a main midfield player, he doesn’t have the strength, tackling, ball retention or running to do it. Put him in a free role as a No10 for want of a better description just behind the forward/ s and he will create and score. He needs solidity behind him, not be the solidity. We now have a more solid defence, but midfield isn’t. Play him as one of two in central midfield and he will have the occasional good game but mostly be caught in possession and see players run past him.

I would have sold him this summer, I don’t think he is committed to Europa glory or possibly scraping fourth. I would suspect the decision makers, having staked a lot of money for his social media presence, don’t want to lose face or clicks by selling him. If he stays I suspect it will be a Cristiano type arrangement, stay for one more year and you can go next summer. The fact he has stayed so far, there is nothing to say the financial gurus won’t sell him in the next few weeks of course, indicated a lack of leadership throughout the club, including the precious manager.

21.) 10 Aug 2019 11:13:32
Couldn't have put it better myself ed001. But if I did, I'd be attacked on here. Some people really believe pogba is going to turn a switch and become 'THAT' player.

{Ed001's Note - people keep defending him but fail to notice that the problem is not that he can't tackle, for example, because he is a bloody good tackler. The issue is that he can't be arsed to put a challenge in. He is the problem, not the position he is played in. He has an attitude that stinks on the pitch. I have no issues with what he does off the pitch, he doesn't drink, smoke, do drugs, he keeps himself in excellent shape. His issues are all on the pitch with a complete lack of effort. Look at the difference with Santiago Cazorla when Wenger asked him to play deep. He gave 100% and was outstanding, because he tried. You can forgive a player for being crap, what is unforgivable is when they are lazy and don't even try and make the effort. If they don't try they don't deserve anyone's backing.}

22.) 10 Aug 2019 11:42:08
Now all of that compounded by the fact he doesn't want to bloody be here.

But people on here think he is going to change his mind.

{Ed001's Note - they are like lovesick teenagers who won't accept the woman of their dreams has no interest in them.}

23.) 10 Aug 2019 12:08:01
Why the need for digs like, 'precious manager', Red Man? Fine, you didn't want him as the manager, but he's still been a great Utd servant, and probably deserves a bit better than spiteful little comments like that. Sounds a bit childish, to be honest.

24.) 10 Aug 2019 13:01:54
It’s a case of the E, peror’s new clothes for me. We see the odd great pass or flick but over a game he regularly disappears. We can argue all we like about how good a player he is but ultimately he doesn’t want to be here and doesn’t appear to be giving everything for the cause. Talent is great, but without effort and application then it is too often wasted.



04 Jan 2019 23:03:21
Any chance of Memphis returning do you think guys? I'd rather him than Douglas Costa.


1.) 05 Jan 2019 03:12:14
I don't see why he'd want to. He wasn't treated too good by the fans or the players here and was used as a scapegoat for our poor performances at times. He's gone on to become a very good player, but I can't see him coming back.



09 Aug 2018 12:08:27
Late double deal for Toby and Danny Rose?


1.) 09 Aug 2018 12:47:17
Yeh there having there medical as we speak.

2.) 09 Aug 2018 13:01:57
And they are also giving Alli on a season long loan with option to sign for 20m.

3.) 09 Aug 2018 13:18:49
No chance of levy strengthening a top four rival with one player ket alone two.

4.) 09 Aug 2018 13:42:06
Sailor, clean your ears out. We were offered the tea lady Sally on a loan deal. Woodward is considering as she marketed along with our new bootlace sponsor who are PG Tips.



29 May 2018 19:00:53
Anyone know anything about Diogo Dallot who we are apparently signing? Young Porto right back. His wiki page already updated as a Man Utd player.

Personally never heard of him and I'd prefer we go for his brother Win.

Thank you I'm here all week.


1.) 29 May 2018 19:18:33
His wiki page says he's a right arm cricketer and his current team is man city 😂.

2.) 29 May 2018 19:18:41
Boom Boom Eric 79! I think his brother Win has signed for Huddersfield, or at least I heard he was in talks with the terriers.

3.) 29 May 2018 20:53:54
Win Dallot? I've heard he can turn on the gas.




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15 Dec 2019 12:29:58
Does anybody know what the coaching staff think of Fosu-Mesah and whether he has a future at Utd?


1.) 15 Dec 2019 13:48:46
I don't think there's been much news regarding him.

With the weakness of our midfield and nearly 4-5 months of football left, TFM should definitely get a few games before the season ends.

If I'm not wrong he has 1 year contract extension option available for united to use.

I'd like to see him in his preferred midfield position before letting him leave. He's just 21.



04 Dec 2019 22:58:57
Anyone else think is Carrick and Phelan who are major negatives in this coaching set up? How about OGS getting in some progressive, attacking coaches and a new assistant to help him out?


{Ed0666's Note - How about we keep it as it is Eric 😂

1.) 04 Dec 2019 23:10:38

{Ed0666's Note - 😍😂

2.) 05 Dec 2019 06:30:27
Eric79, I do agree to some extent looking at the in-game management during matches and Ole looks to be getting no proper help from his assistants when it matters.

However, the quality in the squad is such that we are not able to consistently play the high pressing game nor are we able to cut open teams which sit back and defend in numbers. So, unless we get in quality reinforcements and add depth to the squad any change in the coaching setup is not going to help in a significant way for the long term.

3.) 05 Dec 2019 06:43:13
You have no idea what their contribution is, are you just looking for someone else to blame?

4.) 05 Dec 2019 08:25:57
Not exactly working is it AJH?

5.) 05 Dec 2019 09:02:10
Do keep in mind I Genuinely want OGS to work out - every fibre of my body wants it to. If the reports are to be believed, Southgate is being considered. I choose OGS any day of the week.

6.) 05 Dec 2019 09:37:03
Eric79, I have seen the rumors about Southgate and doesn't make any sense. Either get someone more capable or stick with Ole and give him the resources to continue the rebuild.



04 Nov 2019 07:37:54
Can't recall where I saw this but thought it was a good debate. Name one club in the Premier League who would swap their manager for ours?!


{Ed047's Note - good to see you back after that short break Eric. 😉

1.) 04 Nov 2019 08:11:59
Withdrawal symptoms.

{Ed047's Note - 😂👍

2.) 04 Nov 2019 19:35:10
Case closed.

3.) 04 Nov 2019 21:50:32
Try the question using the Championship, except for Cardiff.

4.) 04 Nov 2019 23:14:57
Tottenham might at least that way they would have a reasonable excuse for never winning anything 😂😂.



02 Nov 2019 22:00:55
I'd like to announce I have no plans to leave this site and remain posting my opinions on occasion.


{Ed047's Note - there’s no easy way to say this Eric but the lads had a vote and you were the one they hoped would leave! 🤷‍♂️😉😂

1.) 03 Nov 2019 08:03:09
😂😂😂 I've always had a great habit of out staying my welcome.



31 Oct 2019 20:05:01
🎶 Ole's at the wheel 🎶.


1.) 01 Nov 2019 00:34:15
We've got Martial, McTomminay and Fred.




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11 Dec 2019 20:45:23
Thanks Ed - great stuff as always. Enjoy a Christmas egg nog or two.




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10 Dec 2019 21:31:49
anything new to report on a new DoF appointment Ed or has it been shelved? Many thanks.


{Ed002's Note - Nothing has changed.}



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04 Dec 2019 22:15:57
If my aunt was a man she’d be my
uncle bob.




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04 Dec 2019 22:12:25
Shaw does not have the mentality to be an elite athlete. Wasted talent - move him on.




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03 Dec 2019 16:21:48
Gotcha norn iron red.





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15 Dec 2019 21:50:10
Tend to agree Ken - sure we need better players, but we have one style of play and one formation and OGS and staff should be able to mix it up and try something else.




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15 Dec 2019 12:32:10
Think he’d be wasted at No10 to be Honest. Not the right type of player. When he’s good he’s unplayable - however regretfully he wants out so should be sold.




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14 Dec 2019 17:48:15
Best side in the league by a mile and it will be their year as they say. Personally I hope that can only galvanise our club into getting back to their best.

I think the league needs a strong Liverpool side, just like it needs a strong Utd one too.


{Ed025's Note - i agree with that eric..



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14 Dec 2019 13:45:25
OGS obviously not OHS.




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14 Dec 2019 11:52:27
You know what guys - under the grim days of Moyes, LVG and Jose, we had no style of play and a mosh mash of random players.

OHS has come in, there are goals a plenty (for and against), and he has picked a lot of good young academy players and bought very well so far.

I know Ed does not rate him, and many of us are sceltical, but to be fair to him he’s doing ok and deserves to see the January window and season out.