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09 Dec 2019 18:39:19
Someone on suggested that we sell Pogba to real Madrid for some money and ask for Martin odegaard in return.

Would you be open to that?
Odegaard is Norwegian and from what I've heard he's been carrying sociedad team.

I'm tired of Pogba
either being injured, posting useless posts saying they'll come back stronger, misplace 100s of passes, or his agent dropping stories of him leaving.

He hasn't worked out for quite a few years now, and maybe he is more suited to a league like Madrid and probably more happy with more money, better city and a paparazzi club.

I would love to take odegaard of Madrid's hands.

Ideally if we sign replacements and let Pogba, Matic, Mata, Jones, Rojo and Sanchez out and get 3-4 quality players with Smalling back in the squad it would help us a lot in terms of getting all the overpaid/ average lot out.

I would still keep Ashley young for 1 more season as he has a better fitness record than all of our fullbacks.
Plus he seems like a good professional who might have 1 last season left in him for 7-8 games in Europa league.
Shaw will stay because he's British.
Laird, Dalot more involved.


{Ed002's Note - No that is not the plan.}

1.) 09 Dec 2019 19:23:42
To be honest I think Odegaard is why Madrid are backing away from Pogba. They have done good young talent at Madrid, a few out on loan. Maybe it'll end in tears because its Madrid but they do have some seriously good prospects.

2.) 09 Dec 2019 19:39:19
but does odegaard get shirt sales?

3.) 09 Dec 2019 19:23:17
Thanks Ed. could you tell us what's planned then? Appreciate as always.

4.) 09 Dec 2019 23:18:34
The plan is for them to offer us cash plus players bbs

The ed did a post not long ago

Off the top off my head it was kroos bale james isco.

Cant remember who else.

5.) 09 Dec 2019 23:30:13
Ed002 as i was reading down the OP
i was wondering)
1 if you would reply
2 how short the reply would be
3 would i laugh
2 outta 3 ain't bad.
On a serious note i think you have said there will be a bid from juve with players plus fee.
Do you think madrid will also bid in jan.
And do you know if united hold an interest in any of the players that may possibly be offered by either club?

{Ed002's Note - I have no idea what you are talking about. If you have a question, plain English works best.}

6.) 10 Dec 2019 09:43:35
I would personally steer clear of player like Odegaard, he has found his level at Sociedad, very similar to Zaha playing for Crystal Palace and doing just fine.

Pogba is a luxury that we cannot afford now, but saying he is all negative is a bit harsh. Without him we still lack any creativity in midfield which is evident when we play teams that sit back and defend, nobody knows if he really a bad influence in the dressing room or its just bad press majority of the time.

As for his injuries, it happens to all the players, what will you call Martial then?

{Ed047's Note - the problem with Pogba is he rarely shows up, maybe like Odegaard his true level is Italy or Spain and the Premier League is just too much for him.

You need a midfielder who turns up every game and given the opportunity I’d swap him out for any of City’s midfielders and most of Liverpool’s.

He really is a waste of a shirt for you guys. What will you honestly miss about him when he’s gone. He hung of better players coat tails in winning in Italy and for France.

7.) 10 Dec 2019 10:11:31
He is decent whenever he plays, inconsistent but he is the best creative midfielder we have. let's see how he does not when we have our fully functioning front 3.
13 goals 9 assists last season for a midfielder is just too good, dare someone says most of them were penalties as for UTD players even taking penalties is a huge task.
Also unless we have a very good replacement lined up i don't think we should get rid of him.

8.) 10 Dec 2019 10:48:20
becks you must see something i dont. i just see a half arsed player who thinks he is better than he is.

9.) 10 Dec 2019 11:37:30
That half arsed guy has been more creative than any other full arsed player tbh. But again if we get a quality replacement i am fine with him leaving. Madison being the first choice.

10.) 10 Dec 2019 14:05:07
Pretty sure half of pogba goals for us have been penalties last season.

11.) 10 Dec 2019 15:43:22
This is what happens when you skip a few posts.

12.) 10 Dec 2019 22:03:51
Red whiskey😂😂 quality.

13.) 12 Dec 2019 18:51:08
Odegaard hasn't been good since FM15.



11 Apr 2017 08:41:04
We've let a lot of decent players leave and replaced with lesser quality players. I think Zaha is a brilliant dribbler, a typical SAF winger, but is his crossing upto the mark?
Does he want to move again to United and play under Jose who doesn't play youth very much.
I think he'll leave for Spurs, Liverpool, City than us.


1.) 11 Apr 2017 10:31:59
MOTD Fever, Rohan? Your first line reads "decent players leave and replaced with lesse quality" and then you add on to say Zaha. Is he really United standard? Here we are, talking of players like Sanchez/ Griezmann/ Belotti etc. Why would you want Zaha anywhere near the team?

2.) 11 Apr 2017 11:19:41
Yh zaha very inconsistent on his day he's unbelievable but nowhere near good enough.

3.) 11 Apr 2017 22:28:08
Zaha? Really? I'm speechless.

{Ed025's Note - i think hes talented eric, i know it never worked out for him at united but feel that was more to do with walloping moyes,s daughter than football ability mate.. :)

4.) 12 Apr 2017 12:24:11
I'm not saying per say we should sign him.

5.) 12 Apr 2017 23:28:27
Ha - good point Ed. There was always that rumour flying around.



17 Mar 2017 16:01:32
Youri Tielemans to play at OT.
Yes. Anderlecht vs United in the Europa league.
Ronnie must be the most pleased of all and finally we all posters get to see what the deal is about that guy.
PS Herrera in his post match said that Pogba wasn't that badly injured.




14 Mar 2017 17:34:06
Looking at the last 16 and the possible 8, when we qualify for the quarter finals in the Europa league.
There aren't any clubs that strike fear and looks as favourites.
The only sides I see as threatening are Celta da Vigo, Lyon and Roma.
Celts because they have been terrific in cup competitions and knock Madrid out in 2 legs.

One of Lyon and Roma will progress and both of them are free scorers.
Nobody apart from that. I fancy us beating Besiktas, Anderlecht etc.
Personally I'd love a tie against Anderlecht and see wtf is Youri Tielemans about if we progress.


1.) 15 Mar 2017 08:10:32
When? I wouldn't back us to beat anybody at the moment. I think "if" was the word you were looking for.

2.) 16 Mar 2017 22:23:16
I want Lyon or Schalke get them out of the way. I do not fear anyone in this competition. You have to beat the best to win!



12 Mar 2017 12:59:37
I'm not sure, but newspapers reporting Lingard had 1 year to run down on his current contract.
Do you guys rate him, does he deserve to be paid and be part of the first team?
I disagree, and would want to sell him to anyone who pays well. He scores at Wembley, and he helps the team, but is nowhere near the quality we need. He misses sitters, and I personally hate his social media stuff. He's just a poor Ji-Sung Park in my book.


1.) 12 Mar 2017 13:15:53
He's a squad player who lacks consistency. Some games he makes an impact; others he drifts along.
I'd offer him s new contract as he can play on both wings and in the number 10 position. Mourinho may yet work his magic with him.

2.) 12 Mar 2017 13:39:24
Spent this season hoping he would have an impact but it hasn't happened. Not sure about him on the wings as he always comes inside and we are left without any width.

I thought his best position was as a 10. But he played there for England once and his performance got ripped to shreds by whoever was the pundit that day. Also, we have loads of players that can play as a 10. Still not sure whether he will ever establish himself as a 1st team regular.

3.) 12 Mar 2017 14:05:39
Jesse Lingard is a Red, born and raised and is living the dream of any fan. One of our own.

A number of fans a quick to criticize him and i believe it is because we didn't spend £30m on him and he isn't a foreign FM wonderkid.

How many people on here where creaming themselves over Depay and then saying he needs more chances. Same for Martial.

He could be inconsistent because he only plays 1 in 4 games. But remember he is only getting a game because Martial, Mhiki, Mata or Rooney haven't been doing it. So you should direct the criticism in their direction.

He is an impact player and squad player. Sometimes he makes and impact sometimes he doesn't. But he has won.

There are players to go before Jesse and he will be needed next season.

He deserves a £70k a week contract with fees and bonus he'd touch 100k. He didn't cost anything and this isn't FIFA.

Also how many would take Welbeck back? I personally would and at the time was happy when we sold him. Live and learn.

4.) 12 Mar 2017 14:35:59
He's rubbish. OK he scored the winner in the League Cup Final but apart from that he's dreadful. Oh yeah there was the winner in the Community Shield but other than that, nothing. Apart from the winning goal in the FA Cup Final. But other than those winning goals that secured us trophies he's just a poor man's Ralph Milne.

5.) 12 Mar 2017 19:47:49

6.) 12 Mar 2017 20:02:13
"I personally hate his social media stuff. "
The way I think which you could get over this is by not following his social media?

I would keep him as squad player 100%.

7.) 12 Mar 2017 20:13:49
Jesse should 100% stay, he gets more game time than Rooney and has probably been more influencial over the course of the season.

He's home grown and red to the core, why the hell would we sell one of our own, especially one who offers so much?

Football is a squad game, and he is a vital member of our squad. Why do you think Arsenal and Spurs are supposedly interested in him?

8.) 12 Mar 2017 20:43:33
No way should be be sold. Good versatile squad player. English, home grown and well worth his place in a 25 mam squad imo.

9.) 12 Mar 2017 21:22:58
AJH 😂😂.

10.) 12 Mar 2017 23:04:20
With Ken on this one, a good squad rotation player, only way I sell him if we get a ridiculous offer that's too go to refuse.

11.) 13 Mar 2017 00:28:56
Not good enough in my opinion. Sell him!

12.) 13 Mar 2017 17:22:30
Aside from score a goal, can anyone remember anything else he has done this season?

13.) 13 Mar 2017 18:27:12
What did th rain mans ever do for us? How about his first time cross on the run Beast? Can you remember anything Pogba has done this season?

14.) 13 Mar 2017 18:32:04
That should be Romans, obvs.

15.) 14 Mar 2017 01:21:05
Good squad player imo. Bred red, but so was welbeck.
The only way i would sell him is if we going to buy big in summer. We still have andreas prerira coming back too. he's bred red but we shouldn't make this too big a factor. Kid got eye for goal. A no10 in my eyes. Not quick enough for the wings. i'm a huge andreas fan, and believe he has great potential. Jus don't know how much game time him and lingard can get if they both stay.




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02 Jan 2020 20:24:14
Buendia or Cantwell thoughts?
Both have had really good seasons in a really poor team.
I think both are attainable and much better than what we have as no. 10.
Definite improvement over Pereira, Mata or lingard.


1.) 02 Jan 2020 22:53:49
I have no thoughts on either rohan. Not seen enough of either.

2.) 03 Jan 2020 00:39:21
Grealish or maddison please.

3.) 03 Jan 2020 04:27:29
Bruno Fernandes and Christian Eriksen may be the most realistic and attainable options from the list of targets.

4.) 03 Jan 2020 14:24:23
Cantwell's been in my fantasy football team since day 1, if that helps 😁.



10 Oct 2019 13:22:29
I'm going to go in a different direction today.

Our goalkeeping is sorted.

The defense isn't great, but still Tuanzebe and Maguire and Lindelof are far better than starting Smalling and Jones.

We've not had a quality RB since Gary Neville. AWB fits well.

LB is a problem, but Shaw, young and Brandon can fill it.

I hear a lot about the midfield woes and I think it's on par of the midfield we had where we played with Carrick, Anderson, cleverley etc.

We've generally been a team with a poor midfield for a really long time now.

The wide players are well stocked on the left, and no one on the right.

I think our real issue right now is goalscoring.

Even if the chances created in a game are less than what is expected them to, there have been numerous times when Rashford/ lingard and other players have scuffed quite easy chances.

This reminds me of all the years when we had a striker
Lukaku and Ibra in previous seasons.

Berba, RVP, Rooney, Ronaldo, Tevez, Chicharito, Louis Saha etc.

I honestly feel that a just retired RVP and Rooney or zlatan would have scored half the chances that Lingard/ Rashford have missed.

We could have added a certain Bruno Fernandes, who just scores every game, yet we dwindled on money, this was the time a little overpaying would not have been harmful.

I think a real quality striker is an issue and any 15-20 goals goalscorer will instantly lift the team up.

3-4 players I'd look to Target are
1)Lucas Moura 2)Haaland 3)Timo Werner are some strikers I'd be very open to us signing.

Bruno Fernandes, Lucas Moura and Haaland. I'd splash 150-200m on them this January and the impact would be instant.


1.) 10 Oct 2019 15:30:00
Lucas Moura is hugely inconsistent.
Moussa Dembele may be our first choice striker target.

2.) 10 Oct 2019 16:04:51
Dembele is doing really well at moment. We'd have to pay stupid money and stupid wages to get the lad in January. He is exactly who we should be looking at, but I can't see a push in January for him.

3.) 10 Oct 2019 16:43:30
Mumbles, supposedly he is being rotated with Depay a lot. So there might be a little wiggle room to get him in January. We would have to pay a premium, but if he is first choice amoung the backroom team and he is available in January then we should try and get the deal done if possible.

In an ideal world we would sign our first choice options in January. Yet they are unlikely to be available, so we will either have to look at other options or wait until the summer.

4.) 10 Oct 2019 17:11:13
The problem is Shappy, the board got cold feet in January when LvG wanted reinforcements and he was struggling. Had two players lined up apparently and pulled the plug. We missed out on the top 4 by one point that year to City. The board said it was because of the "toxic" fans but it was clearly them not being able to hold their breath and continue with the plan.

Will Ole be around come January? If he is, are they really going to spend big on his targets knowing that the wheels could come off at any minute?

All the players we are linked with are supposedly Jose's preferred targets. We'll get go Ole's targets when he's long gone and the new manager wants new players.

5.) 10 Oct 2019 18:28:11
Mumbles, it does depend on what the club intend to do with the manager going forward.

However, under LvG we signed Herrera and Shaw who were targets under Moyes. We signed Bailly under Mourinho who was a target under LvG, then we signed Maguire under Ole who was a target under Mourinho.

That is four signings brought in who were targets under the former manager.

So the club have a history of doing it.

The most important signing for me isn't a striker in the summer but a top quality link player between the midfield and the forward line. Maddison would be the dream but he won't be available in January. Maybe Bruno Fernandes might be, or we could look to someone like Dani Olmo maybe.

6.) 10 Oct 2019 23:33:57
Out midfield is woeful. They don't protect the defence and don't assist the strikers enough either. I wish we had a Carrick in our team. He was never glamorous but he knew how to play alright. Get a proper midfield sorted and our strikers will get loads of goals.



26 Sep 2019 12:11:01
{Ed's Note - rohanarora8 has posted a new article entitled, I'm Happier Now With Manchester United Than Under Moyes Or LVG


1.) 26 Sep 2019 15:57:43
I'm not happy with Pogba, it's like carrying a toddler of your back for 90 minutes.

When was the last game that he had where you thought wow, this guy is a top player. I can't. don't get get me wrong he's not the only one who is guilty.

2.) 26 Sep 2019 18:19:53
Pogba is a very divisive player.
Nobody likes to hear a player wants out. He wanted out, we asked good money. Nothing happened.

I don't think he's been like a virus. He's doing as good as the team around him.

I think he's being played at a wrong position. And with a lack of striker options, playing Pogba as an attacking midfield or in advanced role on left midfield would suit him the most.

And I'm not surprised why Pogba wants out, who wouldn't? We don't seem to learn anything in the transfer market, we are getting worse and worse, of course he wants trophies. Of course he wants to play in a midfield where casemiro does the dirty leg work.

Yesterday too the only players that looked like scoring was either Pogba or Greenwood.
Pogba and Greenwood are like magnets for chances, either creating or receiving.

Everyone wants top 4, but what is the point of top 4? I want a premier league title, not top 2 finish.
And if that means 1-2 years of clearing out bloated wage players, blooding some youngsters and playing the United way so be it.

Ole too is learning.
Penalities yesterday, and I almost was certain Pogba would take the 5th penalty, he didn't. James did, James scored.
Ole has put Pogba out of penalty duties.
And on the same hand, he has given him ample opportunities to stake a claim to be the front runner for penalties and he's faltered.
I think our team is crying out for someone like Aubameyang.
For 40m he's a bargain.

3.) 26 Sep 2019 19:20:10
Rohan you must be deluded if you think 40 million would get aubameyang.

4.) 26 Sep 2019 19:46:19
I like ole i want him to succeed but i think he is on a hiding to nothing with this squad this season.
A shocking choice of midfielders and proven goal scorers. I think our defence will be better but to what end if we can't score goals.
Would a more experienced manager do better. Probably.
Its a simple fact that we don't have a good squad. Everybody can see that. 1 or 2 injuries and we are either playing kids, has beens, or proven failures.
Ole had agreed 10 years in the last 9 months. 2 of his senior coaches are new too this level also. And its been years since phelan has been involved at the top level and was sacked from his previous management roles.
Its all to much mediocrity right throughout the footballing staff.
It was good to see so many of the poor squad of last season leave imo.
But it was downright stupidity to not replace them with 3 more new players.
Im not quite sure what will happen. But i continue to hope and i stress hope, (because, i don't see any evidence) that we will improve.

I don't blame ole alone the same as i didn't blame jose.
The players some of whom have been and gone but too many of whom still remain are just not good enough to compete at the highest level. The proved it under lvg under jose and now under ole.
Those that were here under moyes and fergie are either finished or were never good enough to be 1st choice.

Is pogba underperforming or is he playing as he always has but without top class experienced players around him?
Personally i think he is playing the same as he does for France and juve.
I don't know what ole should do or can do. I wish him good luck.
If he can keep in touch until the jan window and we get some inspirational signings that hit the ground running in jan then top 4 could be within reach but we will need luck and a gale force wind behind us.
His signings i think 2 have been a roaring success and one steady if not specatular. So if he can do the same in jan then we can be in line for a decent 2nd half of the season.

5.) 26 Sep 2019 20:02:39
not when ed02 said we are interested in dier ken.



What Manchester United players have really impressed you this pre-season?

04 Aug 2019 11:28:53
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1.) 04 Aug 2019 12:29:47
Interesting read, I'd give AWB 5/ 5.

2.) 04 Aug 2019 14:21:55
AWB looks a great signing and DJ will cause havoc if used as an impact sub.

I think rashy will hit 20+ in all competitions. Martial may as well. He's looked a bit more up for it in pre-season. When/ if Big Rom goes I wonder if he'll get his 9 shirt back?

Greenwood I think will shock the wider footballing world. Most fans of other clubs are unaware of him unless they regularly watch academy football. I think once he gets the first one the floodgates will open. I know he's scored in preseason but that's a bit different to a competitive league game. I could see him managing 10-15 in all competitions.

Gomes as I've said before we really need to find a role for him and make sure he gets minutes. I'm still not sure where exactly he fits into the side but he looks a special talent.

I would've liked to have seen more of Garner and Chong. Garner I think is another year away but given the lightness in that department he will get some minutes. Chong I think needs a loan and may get no further than squad player.

Pereira I'm still not convinced on. I'm not sure where his best position is and see him as no more than rotation or back up.



13 Feb 2019 08:46:57
It's okay we were never going to win the champions league,
it was a disappointment how we lost.
Had it been 1-0 with the world class goal Mbappe scored, I wouldn't have been that bothered.
Because we know how good he is.

Now I would like to see how we cope with the loss and play a down and out Chelsea side away who will be looking to win, without our 2 first choice wingers.

And I would really like to see, how much does ole keep giving chances to the likes of Sanchez and mata, he's shown before that with Pereira and Fred that he's ready to drop them.
Another bad showing from both of them, and I would consider promoting a hungry Chong over these guys.
He's shown Fellaini the door, with nothing to lose, I hope he has the guts to say to Sanchez that if he isn't playing well he is not in the 18.





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01 Jan 2020 15:32:33
I think we have had enough of Jones, Smalling and rojo as united fans.
Smalling is the best of the lot, but we needed a change and if he moves to Roma he plays in an easier league and we get some money for a 30 year old.




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20 Dec 2019 17:13:35
sneijder to us is back on.




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09 Dec 2019 19:39:19
but does odegaard get shirt sales?




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02 Dec 2019 15:58:38
The Arab owners aren't the worst idea.
They will very likely give the job to people who manage a club, a dof and actually spend money.
City have improved massively under a similar thing.




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04 Aug 2019 20:42:32
Oh man :P
Wrote a post about how the youngsters are doing, and how you feel about them and this turned into Pogba/ Dybala debate.





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20 Jan 2020 20:05:07
Garner has played 2 u23 games. and been back for nearly 2 weeks.
We have no midfield.
McTominay makes the bench when he's half fit.
And a almost fit Garner doesn't.

And Gomes and Chong who were training with the reserves are suddenly now first teamers.

They have no plan.




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20 Jan 2020 19:59:08
Bruno Fernandes is an easy signing.
we have no strikers and we didn't put a recall option for Sanchez even though we pay a decent chunk of his wage.




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20 Jan 2020 17:22:52
What baffles me is Garner used to make benches regularly until recently.
And suddenly he doesn't train with the first team.

If we continue playing like this
Fred, Matic, Martial, AWB and Lindelof will get injured again.

The club is a shambles and if I was someone like Rashford, I'd want to leave next year.

Don't know who, but someone said Rashford would have scored 30 goals for man city. I can't disagree.




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19 Jan 2020 19:31:37
exactly my thoughts Blackpool reds pull him get a card. I would have done that.




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13 Jan 2020 08:30:39
Maybe it's too early, but he's beginning to play like an older Cristiano Ronaldo recently played at real Madrid.
A lot of times I've seen him stay up top and not help defensively to turn over the opposition.