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07 Mar 2024 08:04:44
Rumours circulating in media today about Thiago Motta as potential ETH replacement.

Quick google suggests that, if there’s any foundation to the gossip, he’d be a smart choice: quick, vertical football, disciplined, solid defence, good at bringing through players.

Has resonance of what INEOS did at Nice: found lesser-known manager who then focused on coaching.


1.) 07 Mar 2024 08:45:12
Would be of value to read Ed's thoughts on the OP.

{Ed002's Note - It is as I have previously stated:
Thiago Motta (C) MIlan are showing some interest in taking Motta in the summer as his coaching career has been picking up and he is well thought of. Will perhaps be considered by former club Barcelona, but they certainly have preferred choices but could look to integrate him in to the larger coaching set up. There has been no approach by Manchester United or Liverpool that I am aware of.}

2.) 07 Mar 2024 09:54:36
Thanks for detailed response Ed002 - always good to know what’s really going on, as opposed to Media click-bait.

{Ed002's Note - There is some distance to go still.}

3.) 07 Mar 2024 12:48:40
Thank you Ed. Very much appreciated.

4.) 07 Mar 2024 16:08:12
He is doing a good job where he is.
We are linked with every room deck and Harry both with players and managers. The hype is predictable and very normal.
As frustrating as it is for supporters its a waiting game for us all.
I think with the introduction of sjr and team we are under the spotlight even more than usual. There is very little other than unknowns for us all.
Considering we all would like to see different things and see things very differently there will be lots of debate and opinions.
We saw even yesterday questions about Dan Ashworths suitably and the methodology of how we went about hiring him.
Impossible to keep everybody happy no matter what they decide.

5.) 07 Mar 2024 19:31:06
I am still laughing and getting up of the floor for someone said that Carlo not a good manager, just very lucky one! so I looked up exactly what he won and where, I don’t even want to type the list out because it would rival an essay from you know who and with lots of clubs not just Madrid as was suggested and not just 1 country, and he is the most decorated manager in the history of the game, Jesus if that’s all down to luck does someone know his number so he can buy me some lottery tickets… that remark as got to have an agenda, because like him or not that record is not luck, far far from it.

Probably be in trouble now for saying it, but come on guys credit where it’s due, like saying Pep ain’t no good because he got given money!

6.) 07 Mar 2024 22:38:19
Seen us linked with 8 different managers in the last 3 days, would take it all with a pinch of salt.

7.) 08 Mar 2024 07:55:51
Strangebloke, you don't READ posts, do you? You pick the bits you want and react. You've been sussed good and proper. Multiple times too it appears. ????.

8.) 08 Mar 2024 09:15:12
Absolutely Fizz and he has the cheek to say someone's comments must have an agenda! ?.

9.) 08 Mar 2024 10:54:15

This is about his 10th account, he started as maze and has had loads of other names over the years, he usually just stalks Shappy and weirdly knows everything about everyone.

10.) 08 Mar 2024 11:31:24
He's a strange bloke for sure G to S.

11.) 08 Mar 2024 12:41:16
G2S is it actually the MAZE?

I actually thought maze had a bit of personality, rather than just consistently repeating the same nonsense post after post.

12.) 08 Mar 2024 14:05:31
I think it’s the same person yes, was possibly originally rainfishtrombone and I am Kloot as well actually before they were banned and he became Maze. Maybe the stint in Strangeways has changed him into this, the gap in his posting would tally in with a prison stay.

13.) 08 Mar 2024 15:57:05
Didn’t he you to pretend I am KLOOT was a clue to who he actually was as if we’re all supposed to know him or am I imagining that?

14.) 08 Mar 2024 16:18:47
This is Man Utd page not guess the poster that you appear to be so in love in wasting time about, I have told you million times I am not and never been Maze or none of them names you mention, so sorry Sherlock your wrong again and very dim indeed.

Have you not got nothing to talk about United instead of being infatuated with me…. Only thing I ever see you post is about me, your wife will be getting jealous.

15.) 09 Mar 2024 06:08:26
Lol the irony in Strangeways talking about being infatuated with a poster on here ??.

16.) 10 Mar 2024 07:12:59
Having been outed by Ed as a troll and banned multiple times, it would be funny to hear his previous personas. ??.



24 Jan 2024 13:13:21
Dear Ed002,

So refreshing to have proper structures being instilled into United by SJR, as well as squad management being addressed with players going out on loan.

As such, do you think that United will try to bring in any forwards/ strikers this window? If so, any potential names to watch pls?

Thanks again for any info you can provide.


{Ed002's Note - It is difficult to redict the timing of transfers and January is difficult because clubs may not have replacements available. There will be loan options - such as Benzema who has been offered to Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United - but there are wages and another issue making matters difficult and his club could yet block an exit. Eric ten Hag would like Brian Brobbey but his club will not want to sell in January and there is no guarantee the ten Hag will be at the club after the summer. That sort of leaves Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting who Bayern would like to keep as cover but will not stop departing if he wants to.}

1.) 24 Jan 2024 13:44:46
Thank you as always for the swift and detailed reply - very much appreciated!

2.) 24 Jan 2024 13:45:57
News that Martial is out for 10 weeks (makes zero difference to us) may mean a push for Benzema? Previously I’d be against this sort of move but if it were for the rest of season and his role was clear and that it wouldn’t have a huge impact on Hojlunds game time for the rest of the season, having him train everyday with Hojlund could be a wise move. It’s whether Benzema would want to come in on non-guaranteed game time agreement.

3.) 24 Jan 2024 16:43:31
Maybe hoylund could learn about the dark arts of extortion?

4.) 24 Jan 2024 17:12:18
I’m sure Benzema would be happy to come here on megabucks and toss it off like Casemiro and Varane. Surely we won’t go down that road again?

5.) 24 Jan 2024 20:21:17
Isn't Varane still our best CB? Wasn't Casemiro our best player last year?

A 6 month loan for Benzema surely is a significantly better move than a 6 month loan for Weghourst? I think we all think that summer will have meaningful transfers but we shouldn't give up on this season completely yet.

6.) 24 Jan 2024 20:44:28
If Benzema signs and that means we can get top 4, it is a great signing.
But do you really think ETH is a manager that can handle big players?

7.) 24 Jan 2024 21:11:32
Would not want to see benzema in a united shirt. He is 36 and the pl is different beast to playing in a star studded Real team.

Prefer signing the bayern guy on a loan and move on. He showed up two weeks late after the saudi break and a pretty lousy character if you ask me.

If you want real change signing players like him is no change and just a repeat of the past.

8.) 25 Jan 2024 11:19:55
Not the Benzema thing again.
I think Erik wants Brobbey, but why a struggling Ajax desperate to rescue the season will sell their main man, let alone loan him, is beyond me. We're going to get Choupo-Moting I expect.

9.) 25 Jan 2024 12:57:47
We need bodies up front. Simple as that. Choupo-Moting is a decent back up to rest Rasmus. Unless there’s a top youth prospect in the wings, but not seen/ heard of any ready for the step up right now.

10.) 25 Jan 2024 14:57:10
I don't get the hate for Varane.
His only fault is that he's a bit injury prone but isn't every player at United injury prone.
Apart from Martinez he's by far our best centre back.

11.) 26 Jan 2024 07:53:54
It's because Varane was never a sensible signing, he coat a fortune in few and wages for a player who by the time this team would be ready to challenge at the time we bought him would be over the hill over paid and hampering us in terms of budgets.

Varane also looked best when Ramos was telling him where to go and what to do.

Cas was the same, these aren't bad players, they just are not very sensible signings for a club that needs a total rebuild, in effect if your aim is to win title buying two players costing 250 million in wages and fees or whatever it is who will not be a part of that title team because by the time you get there are past it is idiocy, it's awful planning and a total failure of the clubs policy.

It did help RM help fund their rebuild and exciting young team though.



29 Dec 2023 11:40:50
Re: Jan transfer activity. Some futures of United names being discussed on social media today (with varying degrees of credibility lol! )

Scott McTominay wanted by West Ham and Fulham mooted £40m

Amad be given rest of season to impress then sold if not good enough

Joe Hugill loan to Ipswich

Charlie McNeill to be recalled from Stevenage but likely sold in Summer

Not sure if anything in Alvaro Fernandez (Portugal) and Dan Gore (Dortmund) to be sold rumours. Hope not.


1.) 29 Dec 2023 14:43:00
Of that list, I would prioritise getting Gore on a new contract.
He signed an extension before the season started (that might only be for a year though, I can't find details) - the fact that Dortmund are sniffing around suggests the parenthesed could be the case, they do love a pre-contract agreement.
Personally, I'd be irate if we allowed such a talented kid to leave so easily.

2.) 30 Dec 2023 10:08:17
What does good enough mean for Amad?

Because if it is to show he is better than Antony, he should get a lifetime contract and an ambassadorial role today.

3.) 31 Dec 2023 09:58:01
Totally fair DSG. I’d love to see him get a run of games and see if he can make the step up.

I’d sell Mctominay now in this window if West Han come calling with £40m - frees up some wage bill and would be a welcome boost for FFP. I’d also give Hannibal the rest of the season to see if he can make it here or not.

Martial too - I’d take any fee for him that came our way - the time to move him on was years ago. He offers nothing to this squad, and frankly there has to be a cone in the training ground that is fitter and has more movement than him to play up front.

Sancho goes without saying - his days at this club are also done and he needs to go.

The rest is keep until the summer.



28 Aug 2023 11:46:11
Many conflicting stories in media today about Amrabat and whether United still intend to sign him or not - and when.

Other stories suggesting NcTominay to Bayern, perhaps even on loan with reciprocal loan to United for Gravenburch.

Plus stories about leftback lians.

Wonder if any of the Ed's might be good enough to give us some clarity on the Amrabat stories, Ie do United still want him? ) and the McTomibay/ Gravenburch speculation.

Many thanks as always!


{Ed002's Note - There has been no firm offer from Amrabat from Liverpool or Manchester United - but I would expect a move this week to one of a number of interested sides. Gravenberch may go down to the wire with Manchester United and Liverpool keen. I don't know anything of an exchange being discussed with SMcT.}

1.) 29 Aug 2023 08:11:40
Thanks as always for the reply Ed002, always appreciated.



09 Aug 2023 10:20:29
Hi Ed002,

Sorry to hassle you but, given news about Maguire to West Ham emerging this morning, you're the first point of call if we really want to know the truth about transfers.

If Maguire does indeed leave, would United be looking to sign another Centre Back please? And, if so, might you be good enough to post who we might be looking at please?!

(Otherwise, one year contract for J. Evans I guess! )

Or will they use the money to bid for Amrabat ASAP?

Thanks as always for any info you feel you can provide!


{Ed002's Note - They will look to recruit a CB - I have explained this.}

1.) 09 Aug 2023 10:33:00
Thanks Ed002, will look back at your posts and see who you mentioned.

2.) 09 Aug 2023 10:42:42
Jean Clair Todibo.

3.) 09 Aug 2023 10:55:08
MU will highly likely look to Todibo now. He will share the Varane workload.

4.) 09 Aug 2023 11:02:37
Todibo or Tapsoba seem the most likely.

5.) 09 Aug 2023 11:14:38
Looked at Tobido yesterday on utube. Looks a young version of Varane but better dribbler and has pace for what's its worth. Defensively not as polished but quite calm and stays on his feet. Can only assume he will get better with age.

6.) 09 Aug 2023 12:02:03
Prefer the reviews of Tapsoba: looks immense.

Few question marks over Todibo: inconsistent performances at previous clubs.

7.) 09 Aug 2023 12:49:10
Pavard adds option of RB cover too. Means club could cash in on Dalot or AWB.

8.) 09 Aug 2023 13:12:03

I sense you really like our right backs lol. Just to brighten your day, we are supposedly looking to extend AWB contract. I agree btw both are not great going forward, Dalot better than awb.

I think we will buy someone younger than Pavard given the age profiles of what we have done so far. Clearly buying younger players as foundation for future years.

9.) 09 Aug 2023 14:01:04
I don't dislike them. AWB is great at defending. Arguably the best in the league. Dalot better at attacking, but throughout a match you'll see AWB and Eriksen playing 1-2s when we are in good attacking positions and letting the opposition team get back into their positions, nullifying the attack.

EtH wants a better RB, but I guess there are bigger fish to fry this summer. I don't put much emphasis on contracts. AWB is homegrown. He is a good squad player. Great to bring on to secure and protect a lead.

Dalot can get forward and offer more. With Bruno and Antony closing down, it may give Dalot more license to take more chances. Noticed in preseason Antony was doing very well at closing down and chasing back.

And Bruno is a massive upgrade on Eriksen in that department too.

10.) 09 Aug 2023 14:59:57
Murtough might get some stick, but I think he has done quite well over the last few windows.

Might be that EtH has put forward realistic targets or players that suit the system he wants to play rather than what was previously done. Credit where credit's due.

11.) 09 Aug 2023 16:54:55
AWB is homegrown?

But I have to disagree with AWB great at defending. He is probably the best "tackler" I've ever seen. Pin point accurate slide tackles. But that's last ditch defending, and happens because attacking player and ball have got into a very dangerous position. I think the Dutch have a saying that if a defender comes off the pitch with grass stains on his shorts, then he hasn't done his job right.

Credit to the lad for the improvements ETH has coached into him, but with ball at feet he still makes Fred look like Maradona. Credit to Dalot too for the passion he shows, but neither are the RB to take us to the next level in an age where FBs are offensively key

Both will have to do for now though, we definitely have more urgency in other areas.

12.) 09 Aug 2023 20:07:40
Am i the only one that wished we would of got KMJ instead.

13.) 09 Aug 2023 23:23:40

Well no, the club wanted him but we needed to get rid of someone first and Bayern got in there before we could, just one of them things, no point in dwelling on it. Last summer everyone had a meltdown because we didn’t get Darwin Nunez, previously it was Eden Hazard, there are always players we could have got but we can’t sign everyone.

14.) 09 Aug 2023 23:28:58
I hate all this AWB is great at defending, best defender i world best one on one defender in the world nonsense.

He isnt. He is the best very specifically at recovery tackles. So when he has failed in his primary task he manages to bail himself out more regualarly than anyone else.

He of course has more opportunities thans most and a lot more practise because he is always in the wrong position and has misread the game so badly.




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27 Apr 2024 21:31:48
Sir Jim has apparently met with “super-agent” Jorges Mendes, whose clients include:

Gonçalo Ramos

Diogo Costa

Jaoa Neves

Ruben Neves

Lenny Yoro

Rayan Ait Neuri

Wonder if he’s using his charm to grease the wheels for a deal or two?


1.) 28 Apr 2024 00:26:15
Utd are interested in Joao Neves out of that list and maybe Ait-Nouri.

Could be talking about being back JM or Ronaldo ??.

2.) 28 Apr 2024 09:13:27
Why would Ratcliffe meet with agents when he's nothing to do with the football structure ?‍♂️.

3.) 28 Apr 2024 09:44:32
Could he be meeting him for sales?

I’m sure he represents some of our players too.

4.) 28 Apr 2024 11:51:22
I guess because our CEO and Ashworth are not yet legally in place at the club?



20 Mar 2024 12:16:11
I’ve read that perhaps the main blocker to keep ETH on as manager is the issue over how much control he’ll have over transfers (his current contract allows him significant input)

However, if new regime take these decisions out of his hands and just want him to coach, ETH might find this a bit undermining.

So guess what kind of contract INEOS offer him if they want him to stay.

Also read Rumours that, if he doesn’t get a significant say in issues and transfers, he’ll go back to Ajax - so might leave anyway.


1.) 20 Mar 2024 14:23:47
I never heard that ETH had control of transfers at Ajax. He had Overmars and Van Der Sar above him. I don’t believe it was a factor in him leaving Ajax that he didn’t have control of transfers so we have to ask the question why did he want it at United? Quite possibly it was because previously United have shown to be very incompetent in that department and he wanted a greater hold on this. And I’m sure the usual lot will jump on this and point out his transfers but, it’s believed some of his 1st choice targets included Mazraoui, Timber, De Jong, Gakpo and Kane. All of whom as we know he didn’t get so to judge him on HIS signings maybe harsh. Either way, there is no suggestion that he wouldn’t be prepared to work under a more structured hierarchy apart from the current set up where he has most of the control on transfers but we don’t know the reason for this as previously he worked, successfully in a structured regime.

2.) 20 Mar 2024 14:29:09
Nothing will happen before the end of the season I suspect.
Very few people know for sure what will happen.
Does eth have a lifeline? Is he even under pressure?
Have they made up their mind to change regardless of how the session finishes?
Will eth want to stay if they have a different structure?
It's a wait and see situation.
We all have our own hopes, expectations and fears about what's about to unfold this summer.
Should be good craic watching how it all unfolds.

3.) 20 Mar 2024 15:36:57
I have to say the prospect of Southgate fills me with dread, he has the inspirational qualities of half a pound of sprouts, the players have thrown better than him under the bus. They will eat him alive.

His record as a premier league manager is 114 matches in charge and the grand total of 29 wins! 33 draws and 52 losses, 115 goals scored and 159 conceded. Average of 1.05 points per game.

ETH is 66 games in charge 38 won and 8 draws and 20 losses 95 goals for and 82 against. Average of 1.85 points per game.

I really hope ETH is still here next season, I feel he deserves the opportunity

IF, and obviously it's an unknown, this should come to pass all the optimism I have felt since SJR's deal was confirmed will instantly disappear and be replaced by a sense of foreboding I have never before felt in over 50 years as a supporter, and that also includes being in the Stretford End that day in 1974 against City when Denis Law backheeled the ball into the goal down at the Scoreboard End.

Please, please NO, NO, NO.

4.) 20 Mar 2024 15:50:55
There is certainly a lot saying Eth will be replaced in the summer including ed002. I just don't see it. I don't think the fans are clamouring for it as they were on previous managers, I don't think there would be great justification for a sacking due to the amount of side issues eth has had to deal with and in fairness he has dealt with it well. Maybe ineos want to start on a blank sheet but the board is not yet even in place. I see him being here next year and maybe he deserves that.

5.) 20 Mar 2024 16:53:32
How can you compare Southgates club management stats to ETH'S club management stats.
Southgate managed mid to lower Middlesborough team that had pretty much bang average players.
ETH has had the luxary of spending spent over 400 million pounds.
It's just nonsense comparing the two.
That's not to say i like the idea of Southgate getting the job, i think ETH deserves another season in my humble opinion.

6.) 20 Mar 2024 17:46:59
I want our trophy back

I was in K stand in 1974, remember the feeling well, awful. Have to say I felt that terrible sense of dread when Moyes was appointed and again when Ole was made permanent. The club just seemed incompetent. If they appoint Southgate they will look incompetent again.

I am not getting younger and to be honest, if they give Southgate years I may not live to see another league title or European cup. As I sat in the stadium waving the red flag in 2013 I had a very strong sense it could be the last time in my life because I knew about Moyes, about how poor the team looked.

Let’s see what the new owners do but Southgate sends all the wrong messages and our rivals will start the laughter again


Yes control over transfers is a sticky point. Can understand ETH wanting some control based on what he came into, but he has not done well at all. Mention the ubiquitous Antony but a lot of the players seem to have to have some connection, be directly or indirectly through the Dutch league. That cannot be allowed to continue.

Said for a long time, actually since SAF retired, move to a coach not the all powerful manager, have one direction under a DOF and stop this must give five years nonsense.

Personally I think ETH will leave, Ed has said so but new broom sweeps clean is an old saying and I suspect apt here.

7.) 20 Mar 2024 20:06:05
Sim, how else do you make a rational and informed decision about such a significant and important decision without looking at previous achievements, or otherwise.

You say Southgate managed a mid to lower team, but the point is if someone is managing such a type of team then you get a much bigger job by being a success, not by being bang average. Many have started at that level, been successful and got a bigger job on the back of it, he did not. Let's not also forget he had an excellent owner in Steve Gibson who was supportive of his managers financially.

The point of making a comparison with ETH was to see how Southgate performed at a lower level against ETH performance at a much bigger club. Given the significant differences in achievement then how can any credibility be given to the idea Southgate offers a superior option to ETH.

The only other way of assessing Southgate is from his record as an International manager and that would not be of any real value as it bears no real similarity to club football and is nothing more than a false equivalency.

Again, your referencing of £400m does not equate, as cost comparison from 20 years ago makes it totally meaningless given inflation in football.

Your opinion that it is nonsense to compare the two records seems to me to be complete nonsense, as how else can can any assessment of suitability be made without any form of examination of the facts.

8.) 20 Mar 2024 20:37:54
Red Man, you are quite right about the message this would send to other supporters. I am quite sure they would all be desperately keen to see Southgate appointed as our manager. That really say's everything that needs to be said.

I too have very vivid recall of that day in 1974, leaving the ground and returning to the coach, parked alongside the cricket ground, the journey back to North Wales in a virtually silent atmosphere. Then the next day returning to London for work on the Monday, knowing full well how my work colleagues would enjoy the moment!

Having said all that I still had huge positivity about the future, I was totally convinced we would return to Div 1 straight away and indeed everybody who tried to take the pi** I challenged to make a £5 bet we would go straight back up. I ended up making something like 35 or so bet's. That could of been of been quite awkward if thing's had been different!

The point about this being I felt more positive about the future following relegation than I would now with Southgate in charge. Like you I hope to see success again before it is too late and that includes seeing a new state of the art stadium. Just my view, but no Southgate and that is perfectly possible, feasible and likely.

9.) 21 Mar 2024 12:57:28
I want our trophy back - You cannot compatre the two managers and the positions that they are and were in.
It's just stupid!

10.) 21 Mar 2024 13:21:03
Sim, instead of just being insulting, try saying something sensible.
Of course you can compare people's previous achievements, they do not have to be concurrent.

11.) 22 Mar 2024 11:56:46
agreed Ken.

No one knows. Andy Mitten and David Ornstein are probably the two most reputable journalists with their ears to the ground on all things united and they seem to think that SJR and INEOS are remaining very silent on the whether or not a new manager comes in.

I think they'll have a plan, but it all depends on how ETH finishes the season. With stronger players coming back and the run we have, I hope for a strong finish and ETH forces their hand.

My opinion, it would be a huge mistake to get rid of him. He will walk into a much more structured club and do very well. Whereas, should we remove him, there is absolutely no inspiring names that stick out.



12 Jan 2024 19:54:22
Ed002 in Everton page suggesting that 4 United centre Backs could leave in the Summer.

Thinking that means:


Which potentially only leaves

Rhys Bennett

As well as names being touted such as Braithwaite, Silva and Todibo, does anyone have enough knowledge about any of the younger players who might be ready to step up?


1.) 12 Jan 2024 20:10:31
Really mate!? shocking that!

2.) 12 Jan 2024 20:51:28
Always good to get there first with a bit of info DB ?.



08 Sep 2023 09:47:08
Club currently rotten from the top downwards, all predicated by Glazers desire to run United as a financial institution rather than a football club.

All decisions are linked to money, cost and profit implications, with no thought to actual football decisions.

Hence the chaos and stinking moral cesspit that United is becoming. (Greenwood, Antony, team spirit etc)

My only hope is that the Glazers see United as the sinking ship it currently is and cash out while they can.

Then new owners - motivated by achieving football success rather than financial - can sweep out all the fetid structures and actually start to invest in the football team and infrastructure do we can start to catch City, rather than continually falling behind…

Being pessimistic (am really down on United at the moment) can see us doing a Chelsea this year and finishing mid-table: this season has that feel about it, with the injuries, internal politics, bickering, etc.

Maybe short term pain for long term gain if it means Glazers finally go if they cash out now because of crumbling season.


1.) 08 Sep 2023 10:01:19
Unfortunately I agree with all of that and feel the same way.

2.) 08 Sep 2023 12:37:00
I’m sure I’ll be called negative and pessimistic, but from what I’ve seen so far I think United will be lucky to finish mid table. So many good looking teams in the league this year, most of which look to be playing with far more fight and belief.

I think the home form will keep united’s heads above water. But another season of getting spanked away from home I feel.

But as you’ve said, if a terrible season means the owners go, then maybe it will be worth it.

Suppose the worrying part of that type of scenario is will the manager and some of the better players be around next season if it ends up being that bad a season.

3.) 08 Sep 2023 13:55:05
I said years ago I’d take relegation if it meant getting rid of the leeches

Really sad that I’m more bothered about what is happening off the field than what goes on it

Being saying it now for over a decade that the club is rotten to the core

Praying for a miracle.

4.) 08 Sep 2023 14:44:58

How much money do you want with me that we are not ‘lucky to finish mid table’ by the end of the season? What a crazy thing to suggest of teams that came 3rd last year, got to 2 finals and has improved in the summer.

5.) 08 Sep 2023 16:29:02
It would be a bet I’d be happy to lose. Just because we finished third last year doesn’t mean a thing this year.

Chelsea finished third in 2022 and then look at them the year after! Liverpool finished second in that same year and they fell off last year.

I want to be wrong. I hope I’m wrong. But I’m not seeing anything (yet) to prove we are in line for a top 4 battle and a trophy hunt.

You can’t guarantee we’ve improved. We’ve bought players. No guarantee they will make an improvement to the team.

6.) 08 Sep 2023 12:26:55
Exactly right, Wallace I think the club, needs to start again afresh, hoping it’s new owners come in and have total new team from top to bottom, have some sort of plan moving forward and all singing from same hymn sheet, purchases made with the plan in mind, all teams playing the same way get an identity, so every club knows how we play and it’s there job to stop it, just like City have managed to do in a relatively short space of time.
Manager moves on anytime another steps in same progression, ATM we just lurch from one catastrophe to another, nothing convinces me we have any direction on or of the field, the football style ain’t great, the acquisitions are not great, we clearly have no youngsters coming through, then problems in the camp etc etc. terrible attitudes of players.
Due diligence needs to be done competently, because clearly atm that’s not happening.
That’s why I say every department needs an overhaul
But of course to do that you need someone with very deep pockets who is prepared for the project, sadly they may only be a state ownership, who wants to use it as a promotional vehicle, but it can’t go on like this, because we are falling further behind every season that goes by.
I know most of you on here see things in your red tints but you seriously need to wake up and smell the coffee. It’s a total mess
To those of you that say we are improving be honest with yourself, how many times have you actually sat down and seen a great game from united and think wow that was fantastic…
This is not being a Debbie Downer this is being realistic, stop accusing me of not being a supporter of united, but I am not liking one bit what I am seeing, some people seem to be in a time warp.

7.) 08 Sep 2023 19:47:49
Wish my red tints could filter out commas!

8.) 09 Sep 2023 00:44:26
The issue isn’t with your opinion Maze, it’s that you feel the need to constantly write the same thing on every single post whether it is about that or not, we get that you think all the players are crap and Ten isn’t good enough, even you must be bored of typing it 200 times a day even if it is for a reaction.



14 Dec 2022 09:29:29
More reports today about Sancho and his battle to get fit both mentally and physically.

Does anyone know what’s really going on here?

Is there more to him just getting fitter and overcoming a presumed lack of confidence possibly caused by United’s car-crash year last year and competition for his place?

Hope he gets back soon and back towards fulfilling his potential.


1.) 14 Dec 2022 10:03:18
I've been told he has had a few "personal" problems recently that aren't related to football.

Like pretty much everyone else if you're not in a good place in your private life you aren't likely to be able to perform to your best in your professional life. Footballers are no different.

Lingard's form suffered when his mum was ill and he had to assume parental responsibility over his siblings.

Rashford's form dropped while he was having off field problems in his private life.

Unless the player themselves talks about their issues publicly I don't think it's fair to discuss them on a public forum. They should be entitled to have a private life.

Hopefully though a combination of time, and support Sancho will overcome the issues he is currently dealing with and get back to his best form.

2.) 14 Dec 2022 10:44:12
Thanks for info Shappy.

Media speculating many things this morning:

Why the need to go Holland with several United coaches? Maybe jyst to get him away from the pressure cooker environment so he can solely focus on holistic recovery (United apparently impressed with sensitivity of ETH dealing with him)

Pressure of not living up to the hype? Not the player we thought we were signing - good in highlights reel from Dortmund but lesser league (allegedly)

Lacking the pace and intensity ETH style demands? And not up to it?

Question of professionalism and attitude?

Clashed with Ronaldo several times - was one of the youngsters Ronaldo was complaining about?

Think I’m inclined to agree with you Shappy: personal problems that have affected his performance (was decent pre-season) so best thing is to remove him from the upsetting environment, focus on getting well physically and mentally then hopefully return a better player.

(I’d consider playing him upfront rather than in the wing)

3.) 14 Dec 2022 11:16:23
He's just the latest player everyone has chosen to jump on. It'll be someone else in a few weeks.

4.) 14 Dec 2022 12:07:04
Who jumped on him and in what way?
All I see is people saying his form had been a huge disappointment to many.
Well it has, he had not played well at all. Bit reproduced his form from Germany.
I've not seen anybody abusing him I've not seen anybody jumping on him only commenting on what they see.
He may have reasons for the drop in form if he has then hopefully he is dealing with them but on the pitch he has been a major disappointment and he needs to improve or get sold one out the other.
The club look like they are doing everything they can for the former to be the outcome.

5.) 14 Dec 2022 23:32:10
He has shown flashes of what he can do. There is definitely talent there. I think it's refreshing that the club are keeping him away from the media and personal training in an effort to get him back on track. As supporters let's do exactly that. support him and give him the time and opportunity to try and get back to his best.




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22 May 2024 09:10:06
It’ll just give Newcastle more leverage to get higher compensation fee in upcoming arbitration.




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17 May 2024 19:22:00
Apparently AWB has indicated he wants to go back to London, maybe back to Palace (from Muppetiers)




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15 May 2024 11:42:08
Thanks Ed002, your input always appreciated.




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05 May 2024 08:55:16
Ahmed, fewer managers staying long term now, as top clubs have sporting directors in charge of a style of play and the manager essentially a transient head coach., which I guess keeps everything fresh.

Any new coach coming into United probably not be long term so, if it is Tuchell, maybe he’d stay a couple of years then bring in someone like McKenna after that.




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05 May 2024 08:45:47
We were still run by the amateurs then so probably missed the opportunity to sign him.





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10 May 2024 19:27:28
Potter, Tuchel or Southgate.


{Ed025's Note - Southgate??..really Wallace??..



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09 Apr 2024 18:24:33
Thanks for taking the time to write this Shappy.

I agree with most of the article:

Maguire and Lindelof need to move on while they can still command a fee (and lower the wage bill)

Varane and Evans will leave for free

I think Martinez will stay, so long as he gets more protection from midfield. Still many doubts about his fitness and suitability for the highly-physical Premier league (woukd be amazing in a less physical league) . So, depending on what doctors think, maybe he might go as chance he’ll never recover to be the player he was last season.

Dalot will probably stay. Think AWB will be sold - not good enough for United.

Shaw’s injury record a huge concern, but maybe Shaw and Malacia can be rotated until Harry Amass bulks up a bit.

Thus only guaranteed remainder will be Kwambala, who probably needs a loan in a less demanding league for a season.

Possible defence next year:


Patrick Schulte
Ben Mee




+ incoming (Denzel Dumfries? )

Centre Back:

Possibly Martinez, depending on medical assessments
Incoming? (Branthwaite, Todibo, Silva, Inacio? )

As an aside, wondering if anyone with knowledge of the youth teams knows who the next break through youngsters might be? Obviously lots of excitement about Lacey, Ibragimov, etc, but seem a bit young at 16 years old.

Wondering if anyone has any insights who might be the next youngsters fast-tracked into first team contention?




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09 Apr 2024 11:23:38
Think we’ll sell Martinez in the Summer (ETH take him back to Ajax?! )

Wonderful attitude and character but sadly not up to the sustained physical demands of the Premiership the way we’re playing and being so exposed - unless gets more protection from the midfield, then might be Ok.




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02 Apr 2024 09:43:07
What could’ve been with competent, results driven owners….




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31 Mar 2024 09:49:27
The chaotic defensive line and huge spaces in midfield are so obvious to everyone, even Jamie Carragher. It has been the same all season.

So why isn’t it being fixed?

Is ETH gambling on throwing players forward on transition to it outscore an opposition who will then flood through the spaces in midfield? (Hence insistence on playing McTominay)

Or doesn’t he have the players to do anything else?

Just cannot wait for the end of the season now and all the changes that will bring.