Having Phelan on the bench again

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  1. Dec 22, 2018
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    Varun Moderator Staff

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    Never thought there would be a day when seeing Phelan back on our bench would make me all warm and fuzzy inside.

    Great to have him back!
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    littlepeasoup Full Member

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    Worst thing Moyes did was shelve Fergie's backroom staff. Utter moronic decision.
  3. Dec 22, 2018
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    Red Devil Rising New Member

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    Shame it's December. When does he normally get his pins out?
  4. Dec 22, 2018
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    altodevil Just another Duffy

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    Just feels right doesn't it.
  5. Dec 22, 2018
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    fergies coat Full Member

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    He should of never of left in the first place. As soon as Moyes came in he ripped apart our winning formula and got rid of the coaching staff. The absolute idiot.
  6. Dec 22, 2018
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    waza7111 Full Member

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    Clearly he does a lot. The man is a genius.
  7. Dec 22, 2018
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    Red-Man-Walking Fully Erect

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    What does Mike Phelan do?

    Apparently allows us to score 5 in the league.
  8. Dec 22, 2018
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    VorZakone What would Kenny G do?

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    Asking the important questions.
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    rpitroda Full Member

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    That was his downfall.
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    WR10 Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018

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    Him urging calm at the 70th-minute mark and calling for the midfield substitutions to kill off the game was vintage United under Sir Alex. It was Phelan all along?
  11. Dec 22, 2018
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    R'hllor Full Member

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    The reason is even worse i guess, all that bringing his own people like to prove that he is the man..
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    Even if it doesn’t last. Or even if it goes tits up. It just looks right.
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    I suppose there's no real reason he won't stay now, unless a managerial job comes calling?
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    spiriticon Full Member

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    He just makes me feel safe.

    Whenever I feel like 'Does Ole know what he's doing?", I see Phelan and I immediately think it will be alright.
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    Feed Me I'm hungry

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    Love having Phelan back but where are his shorts?
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    kidbob Full Member

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    The undoubted real genius of Ferguson's success. Just wait until the weather improves. Shorts Phelan will have us unstoppable.
  17. Dec 22, 2018
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    TMDaines Full Member

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    MORE THAN A PHELAN, MORE THAN A PHELAN
  18. Dec 22, 2018
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    el3mel Full Member

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    I said it and I'll say it again, a brilliant assistant who should be in contention with the job under the next manager, he's far more useful than the likes of Giggs in such position. Was amazing to see him again imo.
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    paulscholes18 Full Member

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    Whoever is the manager at the start of next season could do a lot worse then keeping Phelan at the club
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    Seveneric Full Member

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    Not directed at you specifically, but hindsight is a bitch as I remember this decision being praised at that time.
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    goldenballs Victoria's secret

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    I sincerely think that where the rot initially started. Madness of a decision.
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    goldenballs Victoria's secret

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    Not by me it wasn't and not by the sane people either.
  23. Dec 22, 2018
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    AndyJ1985 New Member

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    It's nice seeing him back on the bench. He's a good bloke is Phelan and his experience and knowledge will be invaluable to Ole.
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    Schmeichel=God New Member

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    I can't recall who praised it, but it seemed like a questionable decision, and ended up playing out just so. 'Hindsight' was simply fact awaiting its outworking.
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    Hammerfell Full Member

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    I don't remember that being the case at all.
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    vanderpants New Member

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    I wanna see the SHORTS!!!
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    Snowle Gunnar Solskjær Enjoys hatching eggs for people Staff

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    Too right, he’s not even reached his full form yet
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    el3mel Full Member

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    How could anyone have praised this ? :lol: Unbelievable, doesn't even need to know the future to know it was a terrible decision for an upcoming manager.
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    fergies coat Full Member

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    No it wasn’t. Everyone was saying all Steve Round does is carry balls, and the other one looked like Lou Carpenter from neighbours.
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    bosnian_red Worst scout to ever exist

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    One of the worst things that Moyes did but could turn out to be one of the smartest things Ole does. Says he sees McKenna, Carrick and himself and says they lack some real experience in there, so he brings in Phelan. Perfect to compliment them.
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    fergies coat Full Member

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    He’s obviously vastly experienced. It felt right having him on our bench again.
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    redshaw Full Member

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    Feels like we're in safe hands again.
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    VP89 Pogba's biggest fan

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    :lol: brilliant
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    Slevs likes to play with penises

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    Same. Like a father figure.
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    :D :D
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    Relevated fixated with venom and phalluses

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    That was such a dirty feeling having Evertons bench sitting on MANCHESTER UNITEDS bench. It was as if they hijacked us.
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    Seveneric Full Member

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    I never said the people he appointed were praised, but the idea that he was clearing out Fergie's people and was 'going to be his own man' by not having the spectre of Fergie hanging around was lauded at that time. Of course that all changed when things started going south and we heard news out of the dressing room like Ferdinand being told to study Jagielka(?) :lol:
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    Relevated fixated with venom and phalluses

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    He is praising everyone and isn't saying 'me me me me me me'
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    Strachans Cigar New Member

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    Allowing Moyes to ditch the coaching staff was the second most stupid decision sanctioned by the club since 2013. The first one was giving Moyes the managers job in the first place.

    So obvious we should have promoted Phelan & kept all the other staff & maybe allowed the likes of Giggs & Scholes to join the lower tier coaches to start earning their stripes. SAF could/would have been on tap for advice if/when needed.

    Bootroom worked for LFC through Shankly, Paisley & Fagan for Christ sake??? Surely it was worth a shot ffs?

    Why reinvent the wheel and chuck the baby out with the bath water? Seemed to be working well enough didn’t it?

    feckin idiots.
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    fallengt Full Member

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    Yes indeed. I'm Phelan' we're back
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    Jed I. Knight The Mos Eisley Hillbilly

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    It felt right.