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  • Point taken. But might that have been the only goal against in a crucial match against a top opponent he ever faced as a United man? The bigger shame was Zlatan going down. We played everything through him and he was brilliant for us. A...
  • A loan would be best for all parties. The jump from Championship to United is massive and it’s clear that he needs an environment where he can grow and succeed. Let’s see what James can do with a newly promoted club or an Everton before we...
  • It was said at the time that Barcelona 2011 was the greatest football side — club or national team — ever assembled. Barcelona 2009 wasn’t that far off. They would have overcome any tactics we threw at them, but it is a shame we made it...
  • Dark horse is about right. We’re nowhere close to being a favorite, but you also wouldn’t bet everything you had on us not pulling off a Monaco or Porto type run. We need 2-3 additions to the starting XI and better depth on the bench. And...
  • Me too, except I wouldn't get your hopes up too high that we're going to upgrade Shaw and De Gea. That's a bridge too far and there aren't many realistic options anyway even if you're down on both of them. On the concern regarding Smalling's...
  • Nope. Overall, he's just fantastic. But don't expect him to be able to maintain fantastic form twice a week for more than a month or two. The problem we need to solve is who to replace Matic with when he's given all he can give and he's just...
  • If Smalling is willing to accept a rotational, rather than nailed on regular starter, role for United, I'd definitely bring him back and spend -- if we need to -- a massive sum next summer. Smalling is flawed, but he's better than Lindelof in...
  • As fantastic as Zlatan was for us, we reverted to relying on him too much to win a trophy when we really should have been focusing on developing team chemistry that was sustainable for a 2-3 year run for CL and even CL trophies. It was...
  • "Never" is a strong word, but it is fair to acknowledge that he's injury prone. Yet Bailly has played well when fit, and we can't really say that a head injury is proof of anything. I wouldn't close the door on him just yet, but at the same we...
  • I agree with all those points other than the claim that Matic is just ok. DM is a position we need to strengthen, but when Matic has the rest he needs due to his age he’s much better than just ok. But when he’s overworked he’s barely ok. Ole...
  • This is Jose’s stock in trade, WUM. Best to have laugh, pity what Spurs fans will have to endure until he’s gone and focus on more important matters.
  • For purposes of references, we conceded only three more goals than Liverpool this season and we know that De Gea was entirely responsible for at least three of those goals, and possibly three or four more. Given that we are likely to spend close...
  • Every minute, you say? Incredible. I knew he logged a lot of miles on his legs this season, but I didn't realize we used him every single minute season of league play. We're all here to have a go at someone on a daily basis, but Harry deserves...
  • Tuanzebe looks a great CB in the making. He's only 22. There's plenty of runway in front of him to push for a long term role as starting CB for United.
  • lex talionis replied to the thread Roy Keane.
    Roy Keane was fantastic (though flawed) as a footballer, it wouldn't be out of bounds to discuss him in the context of a hypothetical greatest XI of all time -- any league, not just the PL or the old First Division. He was everywhere in all...