Recent content by RichH2016

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    Jurriën Timber

    Varane if he can stay healthy but in 3 years he'll be what 31?
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    Manchester City Discussion 2021/22

    Yeah I agree. I actually think if Grealish would have signed for United and Sancho for City they would have had better individual seasons. I'm not suggesting that Sancho was a bad signing or anything but I think this past year both were better fits for the opposite side of Manchester.
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    Jurriën Timber

    And therein lies the issue... Varane is the only CB who's strong on the ball and able to handle a teams press. People laud Maguire for his distribution but actually he's not good when he's pressed. I don't think he's all that good with his distribution anyway but that's my view on him but he...
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    Manchester City Discussion 2021/22

    I really think he'll be class for them. He fits what they need and I think has more to offer too. But hey I thought Grealish was going to become one of the best in the world when he signed for City and so far I've been very wrong.
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    Jurriën Timber

    Some yes, most no I don't think so. I mean when you really break it down there aren't many are there? We know Rangnick couldn't implement a high press so he gave up. Now admittedly he took over mid season and he was only interim so not ideal but still. De Gea doesn't come off his line. Never...
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    Jurriën Timber

    I think they are going for a CB because right now they can't play the ETH style at all. The GK isn't good at distribution and doesn't come off his line so a high line is an issue. The striker doesn't press so what do they do in terms of the trigger? And Maguire has zero pace so playing a high...
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    Manchester City Discussion 2021/22

    They'll get De Jong I'm sure of it.
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    Chelsea Discussion 2021/22

    Shame the takeover happened. I was rather hoping they'd suffer some misery.
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    Jurriën Timber

    I guess perhaps he'd be played at RB or CDM? All 3 are major needs.
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    Jurriën Timber

    I don't think he's that short? 6ft isn't he? I think he makes a lot of sense because he can help to install the ETH philosophy.
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    Jurriën Timber

    I think that's a good signing for United. It'll be interesting to see where he plays though. RB?
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    Loan Watch 2021/22: James Garner at Nottingham Forest

    It will be much worse if the midfield next year only has one new addition.
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    Jurriën Timber

    Would make a lot of sense. Can play RB, CB or CDM so would kind of fit wherever ETH would want to play him.
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    What needs to change?

    I'm not criticising their lack of action though? I'm asking how can they be more confident when they've not yet done anything. They won't know if the process is working or not for at least a few months in to the season.
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    Frenkie de Jong

    Yeah I'm not sure why this feels like Di Maria? He wasn't wanted at Real whereas I think De Jong is wanted but Barca need to sell before they can buy. Now sure there's an argument to say why not sell someone else but I think he's one of their more valuable players.
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    What needs to change?

    How can they feel more confident in their recruitment strategy when they haven't yet recruited anyone? I mean sure perhaps they feel their process is better but until it yields results that means nothing really. And I'm not being negative I'm just trying to understand things. I want United to...
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    Rangnick’s consultancy role scrapped

    See look yes Rangnick was ultimately a bad manager... But the squad of players he was given really wasn't that good and they didn't play his style. So as much criticism as he does deserve for bad management he also was never set up for success. This is United under the Glazers... I'm pretty...
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    Liverpool Discussion 2021/22

    And yet Owen said he felt the best team in Europe didn't win on Saturday. What a clown.
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    Rangnick’s consultancy role scrapped

    And you're absolutely right... but that's just not how united have operated for so long now. Perhaps that's going to change now but until it does I think everyone should remain skeptical. To me Rangnick was critical and the club ultimately didn't like that. So they've removed him. This will...
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    Loan Watch 2021/22: James Garner at Nottingham Forest

    Whilst in an ideal world that's what they'd do I'm not sure United can do that. I mean they are losing Matic, Pogba and Mata. And we all know Fred and McTominay are not good enough so they need 2 CMs plus I think Garner to step in and play a squad role. If they don't get 2 new CMs then next year...
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    Rangnick’s consultancy role scrapped

    For me I think looking at ETH comments over the last few weeks he never seemed keen on the arrangement with Rangnick. Perhaps he wants to make his own mind up and doesn't want Rangnick (who's had a negative experience really) influencing at all?
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    Rangnick’s consultancy role scrapped

    I guess at this point I'm really skeptical. I mean why would things now change? Sure ETH is an exciting hire but ultimately the owners are the same. And whilst the owners are there the club will be run the way it has for so long. So I'm not sure things are going to drastically change. Do I think...
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    Rangnick’s consultancy role scrapped

    See look time will tell but perhaps ETH just believes in his coaching ability to get more out of this group?
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    Rangnick’s consultancy role scrapped

    I just an concerned about what this means. As much as a disaster as he was as a manager at least he spoke the truth. He knew what a waste of space this lot are.
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    Rangnick’s consultancy role scrapped

    Have to say... I don't like the trend here.
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    Liverpool Discussion 2021/22

    Great move! Their misery is enough for me.
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    Liverpool Discussion 2021/22

    Rio shutting Owen down. Class! Owen talking about Liverpool being the best team in Europe. Rio responds with "they lost in the final today and finished runners up in the Premier League". Shut up Owen. You're a melt. Didn't like you before you joined United. Didn't like you when you played for...
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    Liverpool Discussion 2021/22

    What a story in the CL this year for Real. And Liverpool fans can say what they want but the season really ends in double disappointment for them.
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    Liverpool Discussion 2021/22

    Regardless of where I lie with United... I'll always and forever dislike the red scum in Liverpool. And I love to see the disappointment on those players faces. Delicious.
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    2021/22 End of Season Review ~ De Gea

    He doesn't and fundamentally that's an issue in a pressing system. Imagine the gaping chasm between defense and GK where the GK is in his 6 yard line and the defense on the halfway line. Because that's essentially what we are saying here. It just doesn't work. And that's without even considering...
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    2021/22 End of Season Review - Harry Maguire

    Look I'm not using his England form to defend Maguire. In fact quite the opposite. I'm saying his form for England should not be used to defend him. International football is slower and more about control. As one of the better sides in recent years England tend to control more. I also never...
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    2021/22 End of Season Review ~ De Gea

    And look for this year yes I think you are right. But next summer it needs to be one of their priorities.
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    2021/22 End of Season Review ~ De Gea

    A new deal makes no sense. It's the approach United have taken for so long to try and get a fee for a player that ends up just staying longer than they should. There's no doubt that De Gea is a world class shot stopper. He's one of the best in that respect. But he doesn't play as a sweeper...
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    2021/22 End of Season Review ~ De Gea

    He's not a modern day GK. He's not improved in his distribution or his ability to come off his line. He really isn't a fit for what ETH should want to do.
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    2021/22 End of Season Review ~ De Gea

    You're kidding? Jesus what a club.
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    2021/22 End of season review ~ Aaron Wan Bissaka

    A winger who's hopeless going forwards. Lots of intent but no quality. He's basically Bebe.
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    2021/22 End of Season Review - Luke Shaw

    I think you are right. I think he does a lot at 100 mph and doesn't have that cultured ability about him. He always seems to fly in to tackles or be full on when he's going forwards. He isn't great on the ball, he isn't going to put his foot on the ball and get his head up particularly. He feels...
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    2021/22 End of Season Review - Harry Maguire

    I'm not sure I'd quite go that far. I think he's a decent, good defender. I think for a team like say a Leicester, a Wolves, a West Ham he'd be a very good and important player. But there is a big jump from there to a team who want to fight for trophies. I just don't think he's good enough to do...
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    2021/22 End of Season Review - Harry Maguire

    He's not a bad defender but he's had a very bad year. He's been a disaster and has been a major issue. He's not terrible, he's not bad and in fact he's probably above average. But he's not quality and he's not world class. And I'm sorry but I will not be convinced otherwise. I've said since...
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    2021/22 End of Season Review - Raphael Varane

    I went with a 5 which ultimately for a player of his ability and experience is very disappointing. Part of that score is down to his injuries and he played pretty well when he was in the team. I think he made a difference to the defense but I also don't think he was as good as hoped.
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    2021/22 End of Season Review - Luke Shaw

    I think he had a pretty poor year but given i gave Dalot a 3 I think I can't go that low for Shaw. So I've given him a generous 4... :-)
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    Richard Arnold speak to the Fans Forum

    There's absolutely no doubt the Glazers just want to see commercial success. And to do that they realise enough needs to be spent to get United into the top 4. Its why in the years post Fergie they've spent after a year outside the top 4 and not really spent after United get top 4. It's all...
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    Midfield Transfer Options

    Long term they need real upgrades at most positions. They need to upgrade at GK, LB, and RW. But they can only do so much this summer as we all know. And so to me they should be looking at RB, CB, CM x 2 and CF. That should be the priority no doubt in my mind there. That is a lot but that's...
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    Midfield Transfer Options

    I don't think CB can wait. Varane spent a lot of time injured and Maguire can't play in a high line. And they do need a striker because they have no back up to Ronaldo. And Ronaldo doesn't press so they need a striker who at times can be that trigger.
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    Midfield Transfer Options

    I think CB, CM x 2, RB and a Striker need to be the minimum. And I know that's a lot but that's got to be the minimum surely?
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    Midfield Transfer Options

    I think right now the press really don't know. Nobody knows who ETH is going to want and who the club will target. They also don't know which positions he's going to prioritise and I guess they don't know which players will be staying.
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    Liverpool Discussion 2021/22

    On that basis surely he Brentford manager should have won the award? And you know what? I think that would have been fair and right.
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    Erik ten Hag named new United manager

    I don't think clearly this lot are better than what they've shown though. I think they are a team who fight for top 4 and nothing more. And guess what? Until about 3 weeks before the end of the season that's exactly what they were doing. If you want to think they are better than that then go...
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    Erik ten Hag named new United manager

    No you can't come in and say that but I also don't think he should be talking up this lot. They are a joke. An embarrassment. And no there isn't a lot of potential in this squad. There are good players, there are some quality players but a lot are overrated. Sorry bud but you do this all the...
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    Erik ten Hag named new United manager

    I really do think if Ten Hag believes that this team does not need 8-10 additions over the next couple of years then he's going to fail. I know he's not said it as such but he did talk up the potential of this team. This team is, and has been for years, poisonous and there are too many...
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    Midfield Transfer Options

    Funnily enough I thought exactly the same!
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    2021/22 End of Season Review - Alex Telles

    I went for a 3. I think he's a pretty poor player really. He's not very good going forwards and he isn't very good defensively either.
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    The Departure Lounge Summer 2022

    Oh you can see it now... Mata will be brought back because that's just the United way now.
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    Kylian Mbappe’s future?

    Sorry bud but it's got nothing to do with that. He's stayed for the money and because PSG have given him so much power. Top players do not spend a chunk of their young careers at PSG. They win the league at a canter and don't really need to try. Then in Europe they get found out because they...
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    Midfield Transfer Options

    And that's why I think United need to target those young players who are on the up rather than the finished product. That was the way under Fergie for the most part. They need those young hungry players who want to take that next step and fight for their place.
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    Kylian Mbappe’s future?

    Nah he does what he wants. He says what he wants and acts how he wants. And PSG just allow him to do it. It's quite laughable really. I wouldn't want that guy anywhere near United no matter how good a player he is.
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    Erik ten Hag named new United manager

    We can go back and forth on Rashford and I guess ultimately time will tell. I think he's a good player but not a top player. I don't think he's ever been a top player and I don't think he ever will. But he's also a better player than what he's shown the last year or so. And he's not had a really...
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    Erik ten Hag named new United manager

    Look there's no doubt Sancho is a talented player and I'd hope with good coaching etc he can really take a leap next year. And we know that Ronaldo is going to score goals and Bruno can create and score. Varane is a good player but had a disappointing year (mostly injuries I guess). As for...
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    Erik ten Hag named new United manager

    He thinks the squad has massive potential?
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    Erik ten Hag named new United manager

    Anyone else a little underwhelmed by Ten Haags press conference? I mean look I do get it so some extent but I'd have liked him to be a little more to the point.
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    Premier League 2021/22: Crystal Palace vs Man Utd ~ Sun 22 May 4pm KO

    I have to say... Ole seemed to improve the mood around the club at first but I'm not sure that's the case now. Things have seemed worse than ever this year.
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    Manchester City Discussion 2021/22

    Never has a City win and trophy been so timely and so good. Never thought I'd say that.
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    Premier League 2021/22: Crystal Palace vs Man Utd ~ Sun 22 May 4pm KO

    I mean that's really shocking. No player should be safe from being sold this year.
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    Premier League 2021/22: Crystal Palace vs Man Utd ~ Sun 22 May 4pm KO

    What an utterly pathetic season for this lot.
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    Manchester City Discussion 2021/22

    Thank god
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    Premier League 2021/22: Crystal Palace vs Man Utd ~ Sun 22 May 4pm KO

    Honestly I'd be over and out with it I really would. I may not be a huge United fan anymore but I'm a huge hater of that club.
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    Premier League 2021/22: Crystal Palace vs Man Utd ~ Sun 22 May 4pm KO

    Won't matter for me. I vowed if Liverpool win the quadruple then I'm done for good with football.
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    Kylian Mbappe’s future?

    Then he's one of the most unambitious and money grabbing players in the history of the game.
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    Midfield Transfer Options

    If that's true then that's a shame. Phillips would be ideal for United I think. He's one of the CMs in terms of style they need.
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    Frenkie de Jong

    I think he may end up at City? Apparently they have told Gundagon he can leave this summer and De Jong feels like an ideal City player.
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    Henderson to Forest on Loan

    I think United should keep Henderson and have him as the #1 next year. Look De Gea has had a great year. He's been either the best or second best United player. But he always is when the team struggles. When he's kept busy and he's having to make a lot of saves he's very good. But when he's...
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    Aaron Wan-Bissaka | Match Discussion thread 2021/22

    I think it's a good sign that players are already up for sale. Shows Ten Hag knows what he wants and who he doesn't want. Raise money early for incomings.
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    2021/22 End of Season Review ~ Diogo Dalot

    I was torn between a 3 and a 4. Dalot isn't good enough to be a top RB but we knew that anyway. I think he's probably played more this year than we all expected? And I think he's had some decent games and moments. But ultimately he's not good enough and he's absolutely got his flaws.
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    Midfield Transfer Options

    United need to add 2 midfielders this summer and then arguably 2 the year after. At this point they should be looking to move on from at least one of McTominay or Fred but they'll have to do that next summer. And a lot will come down to how well Garner does if he's given a chance.
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    2021/22 End of season review ~ Aaron Wan Bissaka

    Hard to give him anything more than a 2. He's had a terrible year. He's been in and out of the team but never because he fought to deserve another opportunity.
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    Kobbie Mainoo

    I'm excited to see if Mainoo can take the step in a couple of years. Probably too soon for him now as he needs to develop physically but he looks like an exciting prospect.
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    Erik ten Hag named new United manager

    And whilst that makes sense to have someone who knows the club and the league I'm not sure McLaren is that guy? He was only with United for a couple of years and he's not been in the PL for a long long time. So I'm not sure how connected he really is with either to be honest?
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    Erik ten Hag named new United manager

    Have to say I don't really understand that move.
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    FA Cup Final

    The pressure will be on city. So yes I think they can absolutely slip up.
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    FA Cup Final

    Definitely not my friend. Liverpool will get it on the final day.
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    FA Cup Final

    Those scumbags are going to win the lot.
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    Frenkie de Jong

    No no but I'm saying just purely in midfield. They need at least 2 plus Garner to show to be a good depth guy.
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    Frenkie de Jong

    United are expected to sign at least one midfielder this summer? Is what the Sky Sports article says. If they sign just one midfielder this summer then they are going to finish in a similar position next year.
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    What needs to change?

    McTominay is not good enough and nobody really knows if Garner is going to be. Plus United need at least 3 midfield additions.
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    What needs to change?

    I think that depends bud. United need a lot of players this summer and they aren't going to be able to bring in all top quality. I think the rebuild needs to be calculated and needs to be with long term stars but also good squad players to replace the dross.
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    What needs to change?

    Why not? He's an upgrade on what you have.
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    Erling Haaland

    I think he'll gain them an extra few points so they'll be even more comfortable. And he'll help them not just beat teams but hammer teams.
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    Erling Haaland

    He makes them markedly better. They miss a lot of chances. Yes they dominate but they still miss chances. If he works out he's going to put away a lot of chances and make them even better.
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    What needs to change?

    I think he'd be a good signing for the right price... But that price is nowhere near £75M. I think he's the kind of player who instantly improves the United midfield. He could then over time, as they add more, become a very good squad player.
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    2021/22 End of Season Review ~ De Gea

    I gave him a 7 but was tempted to give him a 6. Look he's had a good year. Along with Ronaldo he's been the best United player. But let's be honest that's not saying a lot is it? He's been really good because he's been so busy. It's like keepers towards the bottom of the league... They look...
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    Erling Haaland

    Whatever way people want to look at this, on paper it is bad news for the PL. Haaland could legitimately help City dominate for years and years.
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    Pogba to leave?

    I find it laughable that there's been talk of him going to city. I mean for one I think that would be a disastrous signing for City so I guess it would be good if he does go there.
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    Pogba to leave?

    I can't imagine Pep would want anything to do with him. Doesn't seem his kind of player at all.
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    What needs to change?

    Losing a lot of these players long term is not a negative. But in the short term I think it'll bring about so much change that there will be issues and problems. There's going to be so much turnover with players, coaches, style and system that there's going to be growing pains.
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    What needs to change?

    Because I don't think this United team are that much better than teams like West Ham and Wolves. Arsenal seem to be moving in the right direction and you say Spurs are Spurs but last few years they've not been any worse than United overall. United are set to lose a lot of players, Ten Hag won't...
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    Tyrell Malacia

    They don't need a Shaw understudy my friend. But LB is not high high priority for United now.
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    Loan Watch 2021/22: Amad Diallo at Rangers

    I don't think that's such a bad thing. See what he's got.
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    What needs to change?

    I think United fans need to forget about top 4 next year. They may be able to compete for top 4 but really Ten Hag has a huge job on his hands and needs to build for the medium term. Too many players are going to leave, not enough are going to be brought in and next year is going to be rocky.
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    Premier League 2021/22: Brighton vs Man Utd ~ Sat 7th May 17.30KO

    Just when you didn't think this team could be anymore unlikeable they go and be even more unlikeable.
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    What needs to change?

    Well there is at least that bud yeah. I mean in a season of pathetic and laughable results that had to be the worst yesterday.
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    What needs to change?

    4 or 5? Per summer for the next 2-3 summers my friend.
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    Premier League 2021/22: Brighton vs Man Utd ~ Sat 7th May 17.30KO

    What an utter embarrassment and disgrace this team really is. If Ten Hag doesn't have a wholesale clear out then he's done for from the start.
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    Champions League 2021/22

    This year I've watched more football than I have in a long time.
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    Manchester City Discussion 2021/22

    Not as much as a Liverpool trophy.
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    Manchester City Discussion 2021/22

    Not sure haha is right. Real won't beat Liverpool and I'd rather City won the CL than Liverpool.
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    Champions League 2021/22

    Football really is dead. The officiating is just awful in every game and the Scousers are going to win the lot. If they do win the quadruple (and I do think they will) I'm done with it.
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    Champions League 2021/22

    Worst officiating I've ever seen.
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    Champions League 2021/22

    Real aren't going to be good enough to beat Liverpool and this defeat will suck the life out of city in the league. Quadruple is done.
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    Lingard to Leave?

    Keeping a player that isn't good enough does not make sense.
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    Champions League 2021/22

    And that's the quadruple confirmed.
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    Cristiano Ronaldo | Match Discussion thread 2021/22

    Rangnick has suggested today that he's going to stay. That may be a mistake for Ten Hag. There's no denying his still got the ability but he doesn't press and Ten Hag needs to implement that straight away.
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    Lingard to Leave?

    Why on earth would Ten Hag want to keep him. I mean if that's true then United are well and truly done as a legit force. If Ten Hag isn't going to come in and stamp his authority and get rid of players who simply aren't good enough then wow.
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    Liverpool Discussion 2021/22

    They keep on winning and keep putting the pressure back on City.
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    Race For Top Four 2021/22

    Shame really. I think United would have really benefited from a season without Europa League or Europa conference football.
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    Mino Raiola

    Sympathies go to his family. This one was a weird one as it was reported Thursday that he had died, then it turned out he hadn't and of course now he has.
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    Tyrell Malacia

    I mean United have a lot of work to do and LB is a spot they need to upgrade. But I think RB is a much bigger need. If they can get a really good RB in then I think they can go with Shaw for a year.
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