This is all I'm thinking of. Ole shouldn't have to answer for Eds part in this either. Should have the cnut explain for himself to a fans forum.It would be piss poor leadership for him to stay behind the scenes and brief the press a load of shit around what has happened this window (like he probably will do).
He needs to do a televised interview, even if it is only with MUTV, where he explains how he sees the club moving forward in a sporting sense.
That's exactly what we thought last season.Bald, no chin, round-headed, ventriloquist-dummy-looking little tosspot.
I don't see any way he can attend games this season. Surely the fans will be getting on his back when the shite starts hitting the fan?
The reason for hanging onto the deadwood is to save money. If we sell the deadwood, then we'll need to spend money to replace those players.Seen this on twitter: Marcus Rojo has now been at the club longer than Eric Cantona and Ruud Van Nistelrooy.
Darmian has been here longer than Yorke and Sheringham.
Then there’s Jones and Young.
We’re really bad at this football lark.
No idea - but 'bad agents' didn't stop Arsenal from doing some lovely business...Maybe this has been discussed earlier in this thread or somewhere else on this forum, but I’m thinking about Patrice Evra’s Instagram post the other day - the one addressing “all the football agents around the world”.
We know that Evra and Ed are suppose to be very close (weirdly enough), so I’m thinking this instagram post has something to do with our transfers - in a way of giving us a hint on what the real problem is.
With many agents now including huge agency fees when their player signs for a new club, maybe United (Ed & Co.) feel that they’ve had enough? Not only are the clubs asking for higher prices on their players, but then the agents are requesting higher agency fees as well.
We are well aware of how Mino Raiola works, and United were easily his “bank account” on quite a few occasions during the Mourinho era. As I understand, the feelings towards Raiola on this forum has been made quite clear recently - We don’t like him and we don’t want anything to do with him.
So with that in mind, maybe the same goes for Jorge Mendes, whom, what I understand, is representing Bruno Fernandes? Maybe Mendes were requesting a huge agency fee and United simply just said “No. We’re not paying those ridiculous amounts anymore.” As far as I know, we never even transferred a bid to Sporting for Fernandes. Suggesting that we never got a deal sorted with Mendes.
If that’s the case, then I’d even be proud over us walking away from those kinds of deals. If a player really wants to come here and play for this club, he should ask his agent to lower that fee and get the deal done.
However, it doesn’t really explain why we didn’t sign any of all the other available midfielders out there. Tielemans comes to mind.
If he was under a Saudi ownership I bet he would be sweating bullets whenever they ask him to meet at some obscure place. No opportunity for lessons learnt under them and Woodward has had six seasons of learning on the job.If he was at any other top club in Europe he'd have been hounded out by now.
Yeah because hiring managers like LvG and Jose (and Moyes who had a lot of experience in the league) really worked wonders for us.It has been very clear all this while there was no major rebuild in Ed and Glazers mind. They are building a team good enough only to challenge TOP 4. Sold two CM and one ST yet no replacement signed plus a rookie manager for next season. We are never going to touch City and Liverpool.
Yet this personal assault is aimed at the wrong person. Personal assaults are childish and immature btwone of the best descriptions of Woodward I’ve ever read!
And the award for most overly-earnest post goes to....I don't care what you say, Ed Woodward will always be the ventriloquist dummy in my eyes now. And it was an insult, not an assault.Yet this personal assault is aimed at the wrong person. Personal assaults are childish and immature btw
Ed has a brief every season. This likely comes from the owners. I’m no fan of his but he is likely just doing his job as directed. The people to blame never have to answer for their actions because it’s their toy and they can play with it how and when they like.
We delude ourselves so much that it’s our toy we spend fortunes on it. Then we get all upset when the toy stops working properly and does not get fixed. I’m guilty of this in the past but no more. I’d just like the right people to feel the abuse for once.
So hiring a rookie manager and then back him with minimal spending in transfer window is doing thing "different" for a change for better then we have to agree to disagree insanity or not.Yeah because hiring managers like LvG and Jose (and Moyes who had a lot of experience in the league) really worked wonders for us.
Amazing that they elect something different but people here still aren’t happy. What do they say the definition of insanity is again?
How have they not backed him? You expect Woodward to force players to come here?So hiring a rookie manager and then back him with minimal spending in transfer window is doing thing "different" for a change for better then we have to agree to disagree insanity or not.
Even then, Lukaku is one of the last players who needed to be shipped out. Sure we could have done with an upgrade but selling him with no replacement is inexcusable. Just wondering what will happen when Rashford gets injured or goes on one of his dry spells.One of his biggest gripes, like every other new manager at a club, was that they weren't fit enough. We will get to see if they are now. If they aren't I am not sure what he can say. Although he has got rid of the biggest culprit of lack of fitness, so that might help.
That's the big worry.Even then, Lukaku is one of the last players who needed to be shipped out. Sure we could have done with an upgrade but selling him with no replacement is inexcusable. Just wondering what will happen when Rashford gets injured or goes on one of his dry spells.
United's financial power relies a lot on it's international appeal and if things keep continuing as they have on the field the next generations will follow and support other more successful teams. Top reds might be happy about this but the reality is we will lose a lot of financial power along with it hurting the club in the long term. The owners are setting the club up for a fall.I can't think of a time when I've been less connected or invested in this club. There is not even one player Im fond or proud of, and no-one in the coaching team that I admire.
Honestly, I think Im looking forward to watching City or Liverpool play football more than I am watching Manchester United lurch from incompetence to erratic to disaster. I also don't want to back this team because in doing so, I back the owners. I can imagine there will be many millions of fans all around the world who feel the same, and will drift away to better managed and more exciting teams.
It's beyond doubt that our owners are not invested in making our club the greatest in the land. Surely the tipping point is close, when the entire fanbase becomes united against the Glazers and Woodward?