Recent content by eire-red

  1. Has this season hit rock bottom for you yet? If no, what, in particular, will be the final nails in the coffin?

    This has to be rock bottom for me. I can't remember feeling so dejected watching a Man Utd performance, and feeling like it's not going to get any better for a long time.
  2. Its not all Woodward's fault…(don't hurt me)

    Woodward's biggest flaw is ironically his own inability to acknowledge his own flaws. He's not a football man, why should he be in charge of the football side of the club. The commercial element has been excellent, but we are first and foremost a football club. The greatest leaders, top CEO's...
  3. Ole Gunnar Solskjær handling of injuries

    This insane notion that "we are Manchester United, we should be competing for every competition" is why Ole risked Rashford, and it's just nonsensical. Those days are past, we don't have the quality of player or squad depth to compete in four separate competitions. If we went out of the cup...
  4. The positivity after losing 2-0 to our title winning rivals...

    We've experienced a lot of bad days at Anfield, under SAF as well. There are positives to take from the game, as with all games. I get what bugs a lot of people, the attitude that it was 'not bad all things considered'. There's no shame in getting beat by Liverpool, but we shouldn't be trying to...
  5. Post match vs Liverpool

    Lack of quality told in the end, but can't really fault the team for effort. Considering we're missing Rashford, Pogba and McTom, arguably our 3 most influential players, the result was almost expected. Disappointing as it is, I don't find myself fuming like for example the game at Anfield last...
  6. Liverpool vs Manchester United

    Souness is such a clown as usual. Even when he's right, he just has such a sour way of making his point. In all honesty though, was that a foul? To me VVD was never going to win that and jumps into De Gea, making contact and not getting anywhere near the ball. I can't see how it's not a foul?
  7. Liverpool vs Manchester United

    We need a goal threat up front. If we leave it how it is then I can see us conceding a second and Liverpool seeing the game out. Get Greenwood and Mata on for Williams and Pereira and go 4-2-3-1, with Greenwood up top. I think we've done ok so far, but we need some attacking threat if we're...
  8. If we don’t sign anyone this window it shows the club lacks ambition

    Agree with you on this. There seems to be no common goal at this club at all. It feels like we're being run like a multinational and not a football club. We have huge revenue, a worldwide commodity, an incredible brand, we pay huge wages, but it's like we've forgotten what's actually important...
  9. If we don’t sign anyone this window it shows the club lacks ambition

    We have spent huge amounts of cash in the last 6 years. I think our failure is less a sign of a lack of ambition and more a sign of lack of direction as a club.
  10. Our Defence - Has it actually been fixed?

    We struggle to control games and stifle the opposition with possession football. We gift the incentive to the opposition and often play too passively. It's not a problem that's isolated to the back 4. Shaw, AWB, Maguire and Lindelof are all good defenders. I think it's a collective mix poor...
  11. What would be an acceptable offer for Pogba?

    Ideally 100-120m would be good business for us. No point holding onto a player that's possibly unhappy if we reveive an acceptable offer. Cash in and spend the money on 2 quality replacements in midfield, and maybe we'll be better off in the long run and finally free of the media circus that...
  12. Is Pogba as good as gone?

    We've sold better players than Pogba before, the only difference is we've never been in such a shambles before when selling an important player. My honest view is that we should sell him, not for the fact that he's a mercenary, or a diva or whatever, or that his agent is a slime ball, but just...
  13. Arsenal vs Manchester United

    Trying to play counter attacking football with Lingard as the link man between midfield and attack is just pointless. He's broken down more of our attacks at this stage than Xhaka and Torreira combined.
  14. Is Pogba as good as gone?

    If he's actually injured again then it's terrible from our medical team. That's twice we've brought the same player back prematurely only to relapse once more. Don't really know what to think on this one. Too much noise from Raiola for nothing to be happening here, my gut tells me. Weirdly, I...
  15. Christian Eriksen

    The similarities to this and the Sanchez deal are obvious. A hungry and motivated Eriksen in that no. 10 position, pulling the strings is an enticing prospect if he's back to his best, but that's the big if. Grealish's name is mentioned a lot here, and he's an interesting one. He's captain of...