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In special measures: Manchester United 16/17

Discussion in 'football' started by chilango, Jun 8, 2016.

  1. chilango

    chilango By the many, not the few.

    New manager. New signing. New thread.

    I've never heard of our new £30 million defender.
     
  2. The39thStep

    The39thStep Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbour?

    Let's hope this thread is a bit longer than the last two seasons ones. Anyway how do you feel about your new managers treatment of Eva Caneiro?
     
  3. Whatnow?

    Whatnow? Member

    Nope never heard of him either, not even on Football Manager. Seems to be a good prospect now tho having had a look at him. Ibrahimovic should be an interesting one. Lots of rumours about various others but nothing that seems particularly definite. Will have to see what happens, Dailly deal came out of nowhere so who knows.
     
  4. chilango

    chilango By the many, not the few.

    Pretty despicable. But there you go.

    Mourinho is pretty much the last throw of the dice.
     
  5. The39thStep

    The39thStep Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbour?

    Top four this season or next, league Cup.
     
  6. chilango

    chilango By the many, not the few.

    :(
     
  7. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Starry Wisdom

    Yeh he'll be gone by 2018
     
  8. chilango

    chilango By the many, not the few.

    I genuinely don't know how this is going to pan out.
     
  9. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Starry Wisdom

    Badly.

    Next
     
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  10. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Starry Wisdom

    let me flesh that out.

    mourinho has been a very good manager.

    he has also been a spectacularly bad manager.

    there are a lot of people who are at least as good as him in the premiership.

    what made him special in the past is therefore not so unknown now.

    the pressure on him for results will be enormous. and after chelsea last season the pressure on him to avoid defeat will also be immense.
     
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  11. Whatnow?

    Whatnow? Member

    True, but then again United fans have got basically bored to death with Van Gaal's 'football' the last year so as long as he actually has them playing actual football it is going to be hard to go further wrong. Already have a good defensive record, new defender to boost the backline. Rooney not playing number 10 and ruining the whole balance of the team. Zlatan to lead the front line, Rashford/Martial/Depay/Valencia/New winger/Inside Forward to support. Hopefully a new midfielder and some time without both full backs injured/backup full backs that actually are full backs not wingers.
     
  12. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Starry Wisdom

    Yeh. But there are 3 top four spots up for grabs and I'm not sure any of them have man u's name on them
     
  13. chilango

    chilango By the many, not the few.

  14. The39thStep

    The39thStep Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbour?

    Building for the future? Mourinho has a thing about signing big name strikers on the downward slide who are looking for a final season in the EPL. Etoo was good in parts ( hatrick against Man Utd) as was Dogba when he was brought back when we won the League. Mourinho also brought back Falcao. I think Ibrahimovic will sometimes be entertaining sometimes frustrating and will be on his toes end of season.
     
  15. chilango

    chilango By the many, not the few.

    ...and today Mkhtaryan (sp?) who I confess I've seen little to nothing of.

    Still business getting done. Looking forward to seeing how things shape up.

    If we can get some of our swagger back and start being hated again rather than pitied that'd be a start.

    :)
     
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  16. The39thStep

    The39thStep Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbour?

    Giggs departs, not with a bang but with a whisper, following Woowards acquisition of the sacked ex Chelsea manager. Club legend,manager in waiting to sacrificial lamb.
     
  17. handy1

    handy1 A certain Man U fan ; )

    Giggs:- brilliant as a player, leaves a lot to be desired as a man.
     
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  18. chilango

    chilango By the many, not the few.

    Yeah. Once he hung up his boots his contribution to the club was less than positive imho.
     
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  19. Wilf

    Wilf Tots els coperos són bastards

    Citeh will up their game, Arsenal won't be far off, Chelsea too. Ditto Spurs. Leicester, who knows? Mourhino could do pretty well, improve things all round and still only hover around 4th/5th. They played much of last season like England against Iceland, he's bound to improve on that. Needs more players, but lack of Champions League doesn't help. So... fuck knows. Oh, and he was an utter cunt about the Eva Caneiro thing. He's the manager I expect to do best out of the last 3, but by some distance he's the biggest shit.
     
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  20. Whatnow?

    Whatnow? Member

    Still waiting to see whether the whole Pogba thing is a load of nonsense or based in fact, or some combination thereof that means he still isn't coming. At least the biggest linked name still to be signed isn't someone completely unobtainable this year. The constant Ronaldo and/or Bale rumours made everyone involved look silly.
     
  21. chilango

    chilango By the many, not the few.

    Wigan today :cool: we go again :thumbs:
     
  22. chilango

    chilango By the many, not the few.

    2-0 win for Mourinho's first game :)
     
  23. chilango

    chilango By the many, not the few.

    As for Pogba, way back when first signed him I was talking to a lad I knew (ironically now on Juve's books) who played in the Italian youth set up what he thought of him, they'd just both played in the same youth tournament) Pogba, he said, was head and shoulders above the rest and the player they all came home talking about.

    Was gutted when we lost him and would love him back at pretty much any price..,it's not my money. Hopefully see it done in the next week or two.
     
  24. Wilf

    Wilf Tots els coperos són bastards

    Certainly looks like its more than manoeuvres to get a better deal at Juve. So United or Madrid then.
     
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  26. chilango

    chilango By the many, not the few.

  27. Wilf

    Wilf Tots els coperos són bastards

    Now saying 'edging towards' his signature. Hinges on United giving his agent £20000000. Football, eh?
     
  28. chilango

    chilango By the many, not the few.

    :(

    Obscene money...but then I saw that its a similiar % of turnover to the signing of Ferdinand (and smaller than that of Veron) so just shows how much more money is sloshing around United these days.
     
  29. Wilf

    Wilf Tots els coperos són bastards

    Amid reports of Pogba being close to signing, the clearout list shapes up:
    Bastian Schweinsteiger’s absence puts Manchester United future in doubt

    Janusaz is seemingly another one to add to the list of 'great potential but bad attitude', but Fosu-Mensah is a bit of a pisser. I've only seen the couple of games lvg gave him last year, so don't know much about him, but he did look to have a future. Also, if they do end up getting Pogba for £100000000 - just count the fucking noughts! - I'd rather they got 2 £50m players or even 3 at £30m. He certainly didn't look like a £100m player in the Euros and was actually dropped in the group stages.
     
  30. The39thStep

    The39thStep Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbour?

    £100m player basically means that anything less than the League title is failure.
     

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