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12 Nov 2019 19:51:57
Reports today that chong had turned down a contract and told the club he will be leaving in June.
If true its disappointing. Although he has not shown a great deal So far he has always been touted as a top talent.


1.) 12 Nov 2019 21:38:05
Dont blame him to be honest, if he can't get a kick with the paucity of options we have at right wing at the moment, then he will never get his chance when/ if the area is addressed in the transfer market.

2.) 13 Nov 2019 06:11:30
Yes DSG.
I haven't seen anything extra-ordinary from him.
No electric pace like DJ to play on the wing.
But he has some skills in his locker although that's not enough to make it at top level.

3.) 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.

4.) 13 Nov 2019 18:25:43
To be honest I thought he looked better on the left than he has on the right. Which is a problem as we have Rashford, James and even Martial all comfortable from the left. He won't be getting minutes ahead of them.

I think he is a talent, but he needs a loan and to play regularly at a higher level than he has to kick on. He could be a great player, but he is one who needs a loan.

However, I can't see the club sending him out on loan without a new contract signed. They wouldn't agree Dean Henderson's loan until he renewed.

5.) 13 Nov 2019 22:56:31
him and gomes both look like if they played at stokes ground on a windy night they would blow over. they need a loan out in the championship for a season to toughen them up.

6.) 14 Nov 2019 09:49:50
Loll Dazzzz.



30 Oct 2019 22:29:13
Ed002. January is usually a difficult window to try and buy players especially those who are regular starters for their clubs.
Do you think that united will try to buy in Jan? and do you know what positions are seen as priority right now by the club?


{Ed002's Note - January is indeed not the best time to be buying but I expect MU will look to a DM player and then it will depend if anyone leaves. If they can also find a suitable S then that will also be a priority in January.}

1.) 31 Oct 2019 13:28:02
Based on what we've seen I'm expecting Mandzukic and either Eric Dier or Kalvin Phillips.

2.) 31 Oct 2019 15:11:48
I'd still love to see us go for Werner as a forward option. Ed002, do you happen to know whether this defensive midfield player is to replace Matic?


{Ed002's Note - Manchester United would be happy if Nemanja Matic were to leave in January and then they could look to a replacement - would be a significant kick in the gonads for those who have been playing, but MU is not a club that cares for their players any longer. If they over price NM they need not worry about it.

3.) 31 Oct 2019 16:30:49
Ed002 Thanks.
I would agree that a dm is a priority.

4.) 31 Oct 2019 19:17:51
Players don't care about the club and are transient by nature.

But I'd say the club cares about certain players.

5.) 31 Oct 2019 19:47:47
Ed002. If Matic leaves, a new DM would become a necessity. McT and Fred are doing very well but there s no backup for them except for Garner who is still a bit raw.
I don't think it s a case of caring or not for their players.

{Ed002's Note - How many DM players does the club need then?}

6.) 01 Nov 2019 15:22:21
Ed002 considering Ole s preferred formation is 4-2-3-1 which involves a double pivot, we need a backup for those 2 (Mc T and Fred) - Matic being the only current senior backup player. Hence I think we need at least 1 other player who plays in. that position considering we re playing twice a week and also the intensity.

7.) 02 Nov 2019 10:14:08
People have different ideas about what a DM actually is because there are different interpretations of the role to suit different tactics.

We have McTominay and Fred who are more box to box players who work hard defensively rather than holding midfielders who will sit, shield the defence and recycle the ball and try and launch attacks from deep.

Garner may develop into that sort of player, yet he has really flourish this season in the under 23's in a more box to box role which has seen him grab some important goals.

Matic was the kind of player we are lacking in the first team but his legs appear to have gone. He is still good at recycling the ball, but he lacks the ability to cover the defence due to his poor mobility and lack of pace.

So quite simply we are looking to replace Matic who appears to be finished at the top level in the EPL with someone younger and more mobile. Someone who can shield the defence better while also having the ability to hit quick accurate passes to break the lines quickly and launch counter attacks.

Ole keeps saying during interviews that he wants our players to play forward passes quicker.

So someone in that area of the pitch who can hit those passes is what we need.

8.) 05 Nov 2019 12:38:48
More of a deep lying playmaker or to go hipster a regista rather than a ball winning destroyer.



01 Jul 2019 22:01:51
Hi ed002.
I know you don't like providing updates but thought i'd ask if any clubs are showing interest in some of the players that we would like to move on this summer?
Darmian rojo sanchez tfm in particular?
Secondly do you think inter will be able to make an acceptable offer for lukaku and get a deal done?


{Ed002's Note - Darmian could end up at Inter but he is down the list. Rojo is limited in which countries he can move to which means he will be used in horse trading if they can. Nothing has changed with Sanchez.}

1.) 02 Jul 2019 20:01:56
Ed002 thank you.
To be fair you did say they would bee hard to shift.
Did you miss the second question or just choose to ignore it hooing i'd take the hint? 😁.

{Ed002's Note - Inter would like to include players.}

2.) 03 Jul 2019 22:36:32
Cheers. Pity its the wrong players. Probably be three case with pogba do i'd imagine with juve and real Madrid looking to move some players on.



01 Jun 2019 10:00:55
I was told this morning by the same person that told me about lukaku and lindelof before they signed that fernandes from SL will be joining us.
He has also told me that he is not the only expected arrival from Portugal.
He has said that the club have already agreed 2 signings and are looking at a minimum of 5 players with 2 agreed and 2 very close.
This guy is working in the legal sector and has never once given me inaccurate info and has worked with the club for / with the last 8 years.
I think the last time i posted on his info was the signing of herrera which he says was very complicated.
Issues remain with being unable to move some unwanted players on.


{Ed004's Note - If we are signing 5 players hopefully be a rb cb cdm cm and attacker. Hopefully, you are right Ken}

1.) 01 Jun 2019 10:38:01
Please let this be true Ken.

2.) 01 Jun 2019 10:43:18

Thanks, I wonder if Fernandes being purchased would prevent any possibility of interest in James Maddison. If so, it’s a pity as Maddison looks to have good potential and I understand he is also a United fan which is an added bonus in the motivation stakes. I haven’t seen Fernandes but is he the player we need when our Manager seemed to be heading in a different direction? Yes stats are useful but don’t tell the whole picture and seem to recall you are more in touch with Portuguese football so interested in your opinion.

3.) 01 Jun 2019 10:57:09
Interesting Ken, If I was to guess the second player from Portugal I would say Ruben Dias of Benfica is most likely.

Red Man, that might be the case. I'm not sure Maddison has ever been high on the clubs wanted list. Which is a real shame as he could be an excellent signing for us.

Although if Ole wanted to introduce his 4222 style system than Gary Neville said he was keen on while taking his badges then we could sign sign BOTH Fernandes and Maddison and play them both in the advanced midfield two behind the strikers. That would be mouth watering and we would provide hat fulls of chances for our strikers.

4.) 01 Jun 2019 11:12:32
Any info on the other players Ken?

{Ed004's Note - Id guess the 2nd player is Felix. Both players have been heavily linked and Ed2 has mentioned our interest in both}

5.) 01 Jun 2019 10:57:09
Interesting Ken, If I was to guess the second player from Portugal I would say Ruben Dias of Benfica is most likely.

Red Man, that might be the case. I'm not sure Maddison has ever been high on the clubs wanted list. Which is a real shame as he could be an excellent signing for us.

Although if Ole wanted to introduce his 4222 style system than Gary Neville said he was keen on while taking his badges then we could sign sign BOTH Fernandes and Maddison and play them both in the advanced midfield two behind the strikers. That would be mouth watering and we would provide hat fulls of chances for our strikers.

6.) 01 Jun 2019 11:36:22
Thanks for passing on the info Ken. Must say that is very exciting news! Hope it’s true.

7.) 01 Jun 2019 12:07:06
He was sure on fernandes and i know not to ask him names as tells me as much as he can. He often has no idea of what's going on unless he has some involvement in a professional capacity.
No idea on what positions or on who the 2nd player targeted from Portugal is. But its not as far down the line as fernandes obviously
He did say that there was efforts Being made to move players on again no names.
This guy is not even a big football fan and he supports Charlton😱.

8.) 01 Jun 2019 12:49:50
I'd say one of the two already agreed is James. No idea on the other or the second from Portugal.

Maddison is a good player but why would Leicester sell their best player.

9.) 01 Jun 2019 12:56:13
So hypothetically if the club is looking to bring in 5 players and we know the areas of concern (rb, cb, dm, cam, RW) this could mean.
James - RW
Fernandes - CAM
Diaz - CB
That leaves rb and dm
Rice and AWB anyone?

10.) 01 Jun 2019 14:51:36
If Fernandes comes in, would that mean Pogba is closer to leaving?

11.) 01 Jun 2019 15:01:23
Rumour of the window so far! Like it Ken.

That would be a cracking summer of business Perth.
Still feel we need a quality striker.

12.) 01 Jun 2019 15:21:05
Rave, it would be a huge step in the right direction in terms of reducing the squad age, bringing in more British talent and fixing some of our issues. But we know it can’t all be done in one window as has been discussed. I think we would need another CM and possibly a striker as you say in the January window or next summer.

13.) 01 Jun 2019 16:35:39
Meunier and one of Saul or Longstaff depending on if Pogba leaves.

14.) 01 Jun 2019 17:43:57
Thanks for sharing Ken.

15.) 01 Jun 2019 11:39:30
Not sure about the logic of signing both felix and fernandes in terms of how they both fit into one team. Both seem to prefer playing behind a main striker in a no 10/ second striker role.

Fernandes would be a good buy and important to get him in early as we all know the pogba madrid links will drag on through the summer. So good to get a potential replacement before all that if true.

16.) 01 Jun 2019 14:18:49
Hope you are right Ken, be a good signing Bruno Fernandes and hope you are right Ed on Joao Felix.
Wan Bissaka
de Ligt

That’s be a great summer.

17.) 01 Jun 2019 19:29:45
Joao Felix would be a terrific signing.
Front 3 of Rashford, James and Felix would be extreme pace.
With Bruno Fernandes behind them.
Mouth watering on paper.

18.) 01 Jun 2019 22:16:23
Great stuff Ken. Love when someone pulls out a rumour like that.

19.) 01 Jun 2019 22:54:04
Ken, I will track you down if this is bull 😁.

20.) 02 Jun 2019 05:41:44
I don’t see us getting Fernandes and Felix for the reasons you say DSG and that we have stated we are looking for young British talent. So buying Meunier, Fernandes, Felix, De Ligt contradicts that statement UNLESS we buy some good cheap prospects as well (Collins, Longstaff, R. James etc) to blood into the team over the next couple of years.
I am also confident that like a young Ronaldo, Felix could live on the RW for now allowing Fernandes to control/ support the attack from a central position.
In fact Rashford/ Martial/ Greenwood centrally with D James and Felix switching flanks regularly with Fernandes in support could be very dynamic and the sort of attack Ole has talked about creating.

21.) 02 Jun 2019 06:42:16
Rashford felix James?
Hardly mouthwatering.

22.) 02 Jun 2019 09:30:45
Cheers Ken, your post sort of refreshed this page.

23.) 02 Jun 2019 10:30:10
Love this, Ken. I proper rumour from who sounds like a reliable source.

I’d be happy with what most are suggesting however, I honestly think we need 2 CBs, one with significant experience. The club’s intentions to restructure the team around youth is inspiring, but we still need a leader in this team.

24.) 02 Jun 2019 12:58:28

What about Felix and Fernandes in a 4222? Lingard, Gomes as backups?

25.) 02 Jun 2019 13:01:10
Stevie ill come quietly😂.

26.) 02 Jun 2019 13:21:11
Best bit of info I've seen on here in ages Ken.

Nice one 👍.

27.) 02 Jun 2019 13:24:36
Maybe not to you 83.

28.) 02 Jun 2019 15:10:04
if fernandes is coming here, he isn't really doing the best pr job right now. Fanboy comments on pep, drooling over liverpool. Not exactly the smartest play for a guy who might sign for utd.

29.) 02 Jun 2019 15:22:42
I read the same comments, I think it’s typical gernalist spin. What he said was he prefers Liverpool’s style of play. Dynamic, fast paced, exciting. As opposed to City’s possession, slow build up style.
This is not dissimilar to what Ole has spoken about how he wants united to play.
This may be one reason he chooses United over City.

30.) 02 Jun 2019 17:32:39
Thanks Ken for sharing this information.

Has given me a much needed Utd lift!

31.) 03 Jun 2019 10:42:13
Nice one KEN. Let us know if you get anything else.

Fernandes, Felix from Portugal. AWB for RB. Ndombele for DM/ CM along side Pogba with Fernandes in front. AND a CB.

Would be a fantastic summer.



26 Apr 2019 18:06:06
Jose might end up at inter and come in for lukaku🤗.


1.) 27 Apr 2019 11:39:42
I doubt that considering he doesn't like lukaku.

2.) 27 Apr 2019 15:11:54
Crazy he bought him then? 🤔🤔.

3.) 27 Apr 2019 18:08:00
Did he though?

4.) 27 Apr 2019 19:55:18
Cryptic hour on the Man Utd rumours page.




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02 Nov 2019 22:27:52
Just like to give a big shout out to ed047.
Always quick witted but very impartial and considered in his opinions and responses.
Imo you are a great addition and most welcome with your banter.
Your given ed woodwards job in the morning what are the first 5 things you would do?


{Ed047's Note - thanks for the kind words Ken, it’s a nasty job but somebodies got to do it! 😉

And wow 5 things, no pressure then.

1. Do the right thing and get Ollie out
2. Get as much money as possible for Martial, Fred and Pogba
3. Buy Harry Kane
4. Get Simeone in
5. Get Monchi in

I’d also eventually build a brand new stadium you’d turn into the New Old Trafford and have it rocking every bit as much as you’ve had this one doing it.

1.) 03 Nov 2019 00:06:43
Great reply ed.



31 Oct 2019 18:18:22
I think everyone should be very happy with 3 away wins on the bounce.
No matter the opposition 3 wins is 3 wins.
Nobody expects this squad to be playing good attacking high quality football. We don't have players that can deliver that at the moment.
Hats off to ole and the lads we have 4 more teams of simialar ability in the next 4 league games 4 wins there and we are back in the hunt for top 4.
Everybody knows the squad is weak so if we can limp through to Christmas still in contention then add a one or 2.

I think i saw an attacking intent from ole last night with his substitutions.
For me the last 3 months had been some of the worst football I've ever seen as a united fan only surpassed by dave sextons reign.
Let's hope we can maintain these scrappy wins over the next few games. Even though the football is boring and insipid more so than it ever was under jose and lvg winning matches makes it that bit more bearable.


1.) 31 Oct 2019 18:48:14

Agreed, happy with the wins but forgive me if I don’t see the same rosy tint as some do. Actually agree on the Martial substitution, it was a positive one. It’s all about winning just as it is under any manager except that wasn’t enough under Jose.

I think you are right on Sextons football, hell that was dire. Let’s hope we can get a little run together and build on this.

2.) 31 Oct 2019 19:35:59
I liked the energy and pressing last night, I liked the change in formation which got us back in the game, I liked the team spirit I saw. We just need to see it more consistently.

3.) 31 Oct 2019 19:45:14
Redman credit has to be given if results imorove. All anyone wants to see is improvement.
Results needed improving no doubt about that.
No manager could have this squad playing scintillating football or even really entertaining football so just for now its all about results. But they can be turned into a pretty effective unit. Much more effective than they have been for the last few months.

4.) 31 Oct 2019 19:51:46
Go and re watch Utd v Seville in March 2018 and then listen to the post match press conference.

Go and re watch Olympiakos v Utd in February 2014.

Go and watch the majority of games played under Moyes, LVG and towards the end of Mourinho's spell and you'll see some pretty dire football. It would appear some have forgotten just how bad the football was and you don't have to delve so far back into the history books to witness a Utd team playing some terribly uninspiring, unimaginative, soul destroying rubbish on a regular basis.

Let's just see where we are after the next 4 or 5 games. The team should be full of confidence and we now have a run of very winnable fixtures. I can't excuse the bad start but an horrendous run of injuries to some key players certainly hasn't helped. Let's just see what this team is capable of now Ole can select his first choice front three. Let's see if they can score the goals to propel us up the table. Let's judge Ole when he has a fully fit squad to choose from and hopefully he can strengthen in January so we can look forward to a better second half of the season.

Sooner or later somebody will have to be given the time to sort this mess out. Results will ultimately dictate the managers fate but panic and hysteria after only 10 games certainly doesn't help.

5.) 31 Oct 2019 22:16:37
I’m sad I can only like your post once DLIB.

6.) 01 Nov 2019 00:46:49
DLIB - agree 100%

Also think people need to remember how bad Utd were in some of SAF's last few seasons. Many wanted him gone before the final Van Persie inspired EPL win as he was playing 442 so he was a dinosaur.

Big moments change games, change seasons. Small differences. Lifting the spirits around the club has an uplifting effect on results. Just look at the reaction when Jose left and Ole came in. The players felt freed from the cloud of dispare and went on a fantastic run.

So bull to the it's just Norwich brigade. We are moving on up, and the tide has turned.

7.) 01 Nov 2019 05:34:28
We struggle badly when players of our 1st choice 11 are injured.
The upturn in form has coincided with the return of Martial.

United under Ole have won 13 out of 16 games in which Martial has started.
So it's important that our 1st choice starting 11 remain fit.
The trio of Rash, Martial and James is absolutely exciting.

8.) 01 Nov 2019 05:26:21
That is a load of bs dodgy, I get trying to put a spin on things but claiming many fans wanted saf gone, that's just lies.

Dlib we have won last 3 games but if we are going to cherry pick games about overall footy then please watch the west ham game and explain to me how it was any better than ones you mentioned.

9.) 01 Nov 2019 06:45:23
Careful CSM, you will be told to watch your step as caution and realism is not permitted.

Unless you watched football under Sexton you can’t compare what we have seen this season. Sextons football was dire as were some performances this season. However, there is a script and that isn’t allowed to be on it.

10.) 01 Nov 2019 07:30:33
Nice1 DLIB. I wish an earlier poster hadn't reminded me of the Sexton era. I need mind bleach now!

11.) 01 Nov 2019 07:53:39
The football has been dire for ages I could have picked loads of games the point being the football under Ole is no worse than anyone else.

Football is all about opinions mine is no more valid than anyone else I just think we need to show some patience and restraint.

My belief is that our first 11 is decent and certainly capable of competing with the likes of Chelsea, Arsenal, Spurs and Leicester. The squad is thin and we've suffered badly from injury but I'm pleased Ole has placed his faith in the likes of Martial, Rashford, Mctominay etc. I accept they need help and I believe Ole should be judged after a couple of windows once he's had the opportunity to find the right players to support and supplement them.

I don't think talk of relegation, scare mongering or mass panic was warranted and open dissent will do nothing for the players fragile confidence many of which are still very young and inexperienced.

Utd are not the team of the last couple of decades and since Fergi retired I'm not sure we can even call us a top 4 team yet many still judge us by those lofty standards. In my opinion we must accept our current status and hope that we can build our way gradually back to the top. Klopp and Pep won't be around for ever and once they've gone we need to be in a position to take advantage of any uncertainty or instability their departures may cause.

If results don't improve Ole will ultimately face the same fate as his predecessors but I don't think he needs his own fans throwing him under the bus.

12.) 01 Nov 2019 08:02:33
Red Man,

Nobody is saying you can’t be cautious or realistic, I think all of us would be silly not to be cautious, the season will have a lot more ups and downs, I’ve not seen one post suggesting we are suddenly amazing or going to win all of our games, but as fans of a team you want them to show fight, determination, passion and above all get results. We’ve seen that in the last 3 games so people are quite rightly cautiously optimistic.

It’s up to you if you want to be cautiously pessimistic, but there’s no need to get ratty with people for being the opposite, and cautious optimism doesn’t mean we all think we are going to win the league like some of your posts seem to suggest, just that we can see improvement which is surely what we all want.

13.) 01 Nov 2019 09:43:45
DLIB. Bang on it again.

14.) 01 Nov 2019 10:51:14
Nice to see there is still a bit of sense knocking about.
As opposed to it's not jose fault, which is the under current to a lot of posts.

15.) 01 Nov 2019 13:32:26
The Seville game was the single worst game of football I can remember us playing. The game with an injury-ravaged Liverpool there for the taking, wasn't far behind. People have short memories. Great post DLIB.



29 Oct 2019 17:01:31
Should be a good opportunity for some of the young players tomorrow night.
Tuanzebe if fit
Dalot if fit
Along with the snr players like young rojo lingard matic mata romero and jones.
I think this is always a good opportunity to win a trophy early but i would think it high risk to play rash james mctom and martial and awb in particular.
With the fixtures we have coming up we have an opportunity to get 3 or 4 wins on the bounce in the league so i'd rather not see risks taken with players that are key to that potential run.
Im sure lampard will also field some younger and squad players too.
Im looking forward to the game.


1.) 29 Oct 2019 18:01:41
Would be good. I think Martial should play to get a few more minutes as well.

I think we need to rest Maguire, AWB, McTominay and Rashford. All have played when fit and all will be first choice when fit.

2.) 29 Oct 2019 18:28:03
I believe he's only took an 18 man squad! Greenwood, Chong and Gomez all expected to start for the U21's at Doncaster tonight.

Maybe we should start a full strength team and try to get some momentum. Maybe next Thursday would be a better opportunity to rotate with qualification almost achieved.

I would imagine Williams will be in contention to start at LB and I would imagine the likes of Garner, Mata and Lingard will get some minutes at some stage.

I'd be tempted to start the same team as Norwich with Williams coming in at LB.

3.) 29 Oct 2019 21:18:09
I think we will go fairly strong tbh.

4.) 29 Oct 2019 23:38:23
Greenwood bagged a 94th minute winner for the kids tonight in the checkatrade trophy. The lad is class and has not quite been able to show it in the league games he has played so far.

5.) 30 Oct 2019 06:42:41
If he plays a full strength team or near enough, it won’t be for momentum. It would more likely be because it is the best chance of any trophy this season and also he would be worried about a thrashing. Mindset!

6.) 30 Oct 2019 09:02:12
Or alternatively he has the mindset of a Manchester United manager and intends to try and win every trophy regardless of the state of the squad because we are Manchester United.

7.) 30 Oct 2019 09:49:52
I would want Ole to use all the important players with care, primary focus should be PL and Europa. We already have a very thin squad and would not want players like Martial, Rashford, McT or James to get injured.

8.) 30 Oct 2019 10:33:26
Completely agree Becks. The issue is just how thin our squad is currently. We have only taken 18 players with us, with possibly 1 or 2 more joining today after last night's game against Doncaster.

Our injuries mean players like Shaw, Dalot, Tuanzebe, Pogba, Matic and Bailly are unavailable.

That's a whole potential back four and our first choice midfield under the previous manager.

That leaves only AWB (who is working his way back from injury), Young (who is 34) and Brandon Williams (who has three first team starts to his name) as the only full back options.

While we could rest Maguire and Lindelof but that means starting with Jones and Rojo.

Midfield is another area we are short. With only Fred, McTominay and Garner available. Maybe we could drop Andreas Pereira deeper but he has often struggled in such a role. So resting McTominay probably means having Fred and Garner be our starting midfield.

Up front we have Rashford, Martial, James. As our first choice. Back up of Lingard and Mata. Beyond that we are looking at young players like Chong, Gomes and Greenwood. Of which both Chong and Greenwood played 90 minutes last night.

If Rashford and James get a rest, then two of Mata, Lingard or Gomes must start. Maybe all three is Andreas Pereira is rested.

It's a fine balancing act, in an ideal situation we would rest several players. Yet injuries make it difficult to do so with such a thin squad and a serious drop off in quality beyond the starting 11.

9.) 30 Oct 2019 12:27:20
Yeah Shappy.
We struggle when players in our first 11 are injured.
Exposes are thin squad.

10.) 30 Oct 2019 13:37:15
TrueRedDevil, its actually shocking when you look at the players available to us beyond our first 11.

If we say DDG, AWB, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, McTominay, Pogba, Rashford, Lingard, James and Martial are our first 11 give or take.

There are 3 or 4 players in the 11 most would agree need to be upgraded to have a first 11 that can compete with the best.

Yet looking beyond that first 11 and what do we have? Romero, Dalot, Tuanzebe, Jones, Rojo, Bailly, Young, Matic, Fred, Andreas Pereira, Mata. Sanchez and Smalling still technically are owned by the club.

Not including players like Williams, Garner, Chong, Gomes and Greenwood as most only have 3-12 first team appearances. All look to have bright futures but probably aren't yet at a level to contribute every week. Or at least be expected to. Each should be looking to make 8-15 appearances across the season at most.

How many of those squad players are good enough? Romero yes, maybe Dalot and Tuanzebe depending how they develop. Jones and Bailly could be good squad players if they could stay fit. Young, Matic and Mata are good professionals but their legs are going/ gone.
Sanchez has flopped and Fred looks like he will join him unfortunately. Andreas Pereira might develop into a squad player, maybe. Pereira for me though is the new Cleverley, decent player, but not sure which is his best position and sadly doesn't quite look good enough in any of them to be a starter for us.

We need 4-5 starter quality players, as well as 1-3 solid squad options and for half of our young players to make it at our club.

So with that in mind having six players who are all first team or solid squad option players out injured just limits who we can send out.



03 Oct 2019 23:24:44
I read today and have not checked it out but it said that of all the teams that have played the last 20 epl games United and spurs would be in the bottom 3.
That's pretty damning.
No win in last 10 away games that's pretty damning.
Only once have scored more than 1 goal in 16 games including az astana hudderfield norwich brighton . rochdale
Thats pretty damning
5 wins in 22 games that's pretty damming.
We are disproving .


1.) 04 Oct 2019 06:07:31
Ken, he's just sorting it all out mate. Needs 2-3 seasons to get it right. That's what this club needs now.

2.) 04 Oct 2019 08:03:19
If we draw with Newcastle and lose to Liverpool, and 1 point is probably the most likely outcome of those 2 games, we could find ourselves 16th in the league and 3 points from relegation positions.

At that point surely Ole is out. I just hope we have someone in our sights to take over.

A new, quality, experienced manager with say 150m to spend at the Christmas break, which should buy two overpriced medium to high quality players, let's say a centre mid and and right winger, could change absolutely everything.

I don't mind the losing, I can tolerate that for a while, but god dam it leave me feeling entertained!

3.) 04 Oct 2019 08:52:32
Free falling to relegation. Get rid of the floppsy.

4.) 04 Oct 2019 09:44:18
You really think Woodward will spend money in January? Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't the last player we signed in January Juan Mata? Who was a panic buy and has been a mixed success anyway.

5.) 04 Oct 2019 16:37:40



22 Sep 2019 21:16:43
Lots of unhappy folk on here tonight.
Lets keep things in perspective.
Supporting united is a hobby, pastime, way of life. But if its affecting your health or life in a negative way then you need to look at your priorities.
Its a game lads.
Don't get to upset when you lose a few.
Its a game😂
Nobody can be surprised by the way things are gong.
Its not easy to find too much hope for the short term future of the team. There is little or no evidence of any progression.


1.) 22 Sep 2019 21:20:54
Indeed Ken let's stay positive.

2.) 22 Sep 2019 21:30:19
Good post ken, very true about perspective.

3.) 22 Sep 2019 22:25:22
Good old Ken.
Builds up my positivity only to slap me in the face with reality at the end. Class. 🤣.

4.) 23 Sep 2019 02:34:00
I said I am getting health issues but frankly can never stop watching us no matter how horrible we are.

5.) 23 Sep 2019 04:44:12
Well that's mental srestha. stop watching mate.




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16 Nov 2019 19:25:49
Good potential really good. Like hudson odoi like rash who imo is ahead of both. In a couple of years time perhaps foden abraham mount gomes and garner can join that group.
All have a lot of talent. They need to make good decisions and have a bit of luck.




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12 Nov 2019 23:14:22
Let's be honest if he got a hair cut you wouldn't even notice him😂.




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11 Nov 2019 19:15:38
He is injured i don't see any conspiracy in the situation at all.




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31 Oct 2019 16:30:49
Ed002 Thanks.
I would agree that a dm is a priority.




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13 Oct 2019 17:37:33
No thanks to Muller.





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16 Nov 2019 18:13:38
Echo that 666 good to see you mate. Hope your health is good. K.




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12 Nov 2019 18:37:34
Most impressive thing for me is his lack of whining and his apparent good attitude to hard work.




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11 Nov 2019 19:37:36
Ah come on 47 at least we have a dawn your lot are sinking towards s big black hole😁 yet still sit above us in the table. Top 4 aside louts been a topsy turvy start to the seadon.
Even of the top 4 Chelsea and Leicester are somewhat of a surprise and city suddenly look vulnerable.
It's going to take a massive collapse from Liverpool at this stage to lose the title.




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11 Nov 2019 19:27:43
Hi fresh.
Some green shoots in the teams results in last 6 and the last 2 performances have been much better to watch in particular. That's all i want to see. Consistency and improvement.
Im not sure we will sign any of the names you mentioned in Jan. I think it more likely we will see 1 or 2 more experienced players tor our younger players to look to when it isn't going like Brighton and more like Bournemouth.
Thats badly needed.
I agree martial is making an impact his movement and hold up play has been much better.




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11 Nov 2019 08:03:23
Who cares?