Recent content by fastwalker

  1. United are bottom of the league, but are you prepared to see United go backward to go forward?

    Ok so let me address your questions. Q1. In my OP I make clear that I do not think that United will be relegated any more than I think Brentford will finish in the top four. Given the size of our club and the investment in players I do not believe that any United fan would see relegation from...
  2. United are bottom of the league, but are you prepared to see United go backward to go forward?

    You are incapable of providing a sensible response then? Well, at least you know your limitations.
  3. United are bottom of the league, but are you prepared to see United go backward to go forward?

    How long have you been a Man Utd fan exactly? I am guessing that you have never heard of Sir Alex Ferguson then? In his first four years in change he finished 11th, 2nd, 11th, 13th. Thereafter he finished 6th and 2nd, before finally finishing 1st. It literally took SAF four years of inconsistent...
  4. United are bottom of the league, but are you prepared to see United go backward to go forward?

    Both in terms of performances and results there are no real positives to take from our first two matches. In simple terms we are P2 D0 L2 with a GD of -5. Do I think we are going to get relegated this season? No more than I expect Brentford to remain in the top four. It is a sobering thought...
  5. Erik ten Hag - Manchester United manager

    Yes and no. Change that isn't given expression through results is pure naivety. Fans talk the talk when it comes to change. A new manager, a modern playing style, new players and even a new board are great measures of change. However, if the totality of all that 'change' leaves us outside the...
  6. Erik ten Hag - Manchester United manager

    To be honest I, for one, think ETH needs to be given time. However, as fans we must be willing to call things out even it that means criticising the manager when he deserves it. I have no idea what targets have been set for ETH this season., but at the end of the season his performance should...
  7. Erik ten Hag - Manchester United manager

    I thought it might take a while, but I had no idea how deep the rot had set in at United. We still have to play Liverpool, Chelsea City, Arsenal and Spurs twice this season. Our season could well be over by January at this rate.
  8. What is the ambition of our club?

    I know we are one game in but I am genuinely confused about where United are as a football club. On the face of it, we have made an excellent appointment as our new manager and in pre-season we began to see the first fruits of early impact. However, whilst this is happening, we are witnessing...
  9. United's pre-season: cause for genuine optimism or still too early to tell?

    On the face of it, the results of the pre-season have not been that bad: W3 D2 L1. Some of the performances have been impressive. There seems to be an actual system emerging and evidence of an ETH footballing philosophy also seems to be taking hold. Not only that but we have had the opportunity...
  10. Where do you stand on re-signing players that have failed?

    This thread is largely inspired by reports that United could be looking to bring back Memphis Depay to United. The Memphis story is well documented. A player who joined United (signed by LVG, another Dutch manager) who was simply unprepared for the demands and expectations of playing for a club...
  11. Realistically speaking, what should be an acceptable summer transfer window for United?

    I am a massive fan of the summer transfer window. In the absence of actual games to watch, it provides excitement and is a welcome distraction. Not only for our club, but also watching the business done by others. It would be a stretch to say that United are transfer specialists, we are not...
  12. Should United ever be in the business of recruiting players who are not desperate to come?

    I know that United are in a different place in terms of the pull factor for potential transfers but I must confess to being uneasy with the idea that we might sign anyone who is not desperate or at least keen to come. I still have not recovered from the Angel Di Maria signing under Louis Van...
  13. How long will it take for ETH to make up his mind about these players?

    If it is indeed that ETH is planning to give each of the players remaining in his squad, a chance to prove themselves, how long do you think it should take for a manager to make an informed judgement? Of course it is slightly confusing because ETH should have plenty of information about his...
  14. The sales pitch: how would you convince prospective signings to come here and want to be here?

    I am old enough to remember a time when Manchester United was an absolute destination for top talent. Players wanted to come and the prestige of the badge and assurance of silverware were often more than enough attract them from both home and abroad. No, we weren't always successful in our...
  15. Why are we so sentimental about Marcus Rashford?

    Despite being a shadow of his former self and according to reports, one of the voices of toxicity in the United dressing room, Marcus Rashford will not be sold this season. In fact the greater likelihood is that he will be offered a new contract on enhanced terms (possibly £300k+ per week)...