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Team: Manchester United

Where from: Bristol

Favourite player: Ole Gunner Solskjear

Best team moment: Champions league final 1999

Interests: Manchester United duh. lol

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Thoughts on Manchester United Football Club

22 Jun 2019 19:09:06
{Ed's Note - Shappy has posted a new article entitled, Thoughts on Manchester United Football Club


1.) 22 Jun 2019 20:26:29
I've never even heard of half of the players you mention. Who is Haller? The french guy at Auxerre? You're talking about him as though you've signed him. Apologies if you already have, but I've not seen anything about a done deal.

Also, I think the biggest upturn for your team would be Wan-Bissaka, (if you get him) who you haven't even mentioned. Have you even bid for Maddison yet? I just reckon Ed will throw a few lowball bids out there to look like you had the intention of signing him.

2.) 22 Jun 2019 20:33:42
I think the whole window will be faced with one issue, whether UTD keep or let Pogba go.

One player can totally derail a season and I reckon if UTD price Pogba out of a move cause let's face it, he wants to go then yous could be sitting with a massive thorn in the dressing room.

Together with that, should UTD want to go for the 'expensive players' means dishing out ridiculous wages and apparently UTD's wage bill is hanging by a thread.

Yous have a major job ahead of rebuilding and there are no magic wands and there are no quick fixes as Liverpool have found out over the years.

Ole is going to be under massive amounts of pressure come the start of the season and will be interesting to see how he copes starting from game one next season.

3.) 22 Jun 2019 20:54:51
We have seen in the past when young players such as Wan Bissaka moves for a massive fee and then earns 3 to 4 times more than what they did at the club they moved from, then it does not end well.

Ed002 has said that it is best for Wan Bissaka to stay put. Him moving to UTD at a massive fee will be a very heavy weight to carry.

Unfortunately, fees for players have become like auctions. Palace apparently also want his fee upfront. Big risk to take and if Wan Bissaka does move to Palace then Palace will likely end up being the winners.



Aaron Wan-Bissaka Performance for England under 21s last night

19 Jun 2019 16:44:46
{Ed's Note - Shappy has posted a new article entitled, Aaron Wan-Bissaka Performance for England under 21s last night


1.) 19 Jun 2019 18:23:50
I agree with your overall point that key moments change the overall perception of a game or performance.
However you call the own goal unfortunate several times, I wouldn’t call it unfortunate, I would say that it was exceptionally poor technique. It was a fairly easy clearance that any defender should be making.

2.) 19 Jun 2019 19:36:29
Plus they nearly scored from his bad pass.

3.) 19 Jun 2019 19:47:13
What is this? That lad was a constant performer through out last season and arguebly the finest right back, other than TAA that is. Now we are stereotyping him based on just one international game? The lad is class and if we don't have TAA, I'd be praying we got him. What happened to "bad day at the office"?
Need to move on!

4.) 19 Jun 2019 19:50:32
I think he's a very good player and it's a little unfair to judge him on one game. They were under all sorts of pressure after choudrys crazy tackle. He should have definitely used his left peg to clear it though, youngsters will inevitably make mistakes.

5.) 19 Jun 2019 20:18:43
He’s good defensively although I’m not sure what he offers going forward. Reece James and max Aaron’s are better prospects imo.

6.) 19 Jun 2019 20:47:28
Super solid RB just behind TAA and Matt Doherty for me last season.

Not doubting the lads ability at all but he should have cleared that ball last night. Also had a couple of other hairy moments. I'm sure he will learn from his mistakes and crack on.

Please don't shoot me for this but I hope he signs for United and they push on this window. I would love nothing better than going toe to toe with United in a PL race. The two biggest clubs in England should be. Maybe not next season I'm sure ole will need a couple of windows, but if ole can build himself a good squad bring it on.

As much as their woes delight me I'm sure we could all agree pipping United to a league title would make things all the sweeter 😂.

7.) 19 Jun 2019 20:56:39
Relegation for me quigz back to where they belong. The red army going to small towns and villages like Swindon and aldershot and beating any innocent person in site 👍. Joking of course 😏.



Manchester United should give Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at least 2 more years as Manager

22 Apr 2019 11:08:12
{Ed's Note - Shappy has posted a new article entitled, Manchester United should give Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at least 2 more years as Manager


1.) 22 Apr 2019 11:23:33
Do you not think ole is a little soft? While I understand the respect and admiration he has for fergie, do you not think not parking in his spot, or bringing him along to games is a little worrying. Whilst he isn’t at that level and will never be, you have to let go of the past in some respects, be your own man. Learn from him, by all means, but do it your own way.

If I was a player, I’d be wondering if he really is the man for the job, or he’s just using fergies ideas, and doesn’t have much for himself.

2.) 22 Apr 2019 11:30:52
Your club has made the mistake of offering Solskjaer a lengthy contract on the back of wins against, let face it, poor opposition (though I know you did beat Spurs in there somewhere) . The decision making at the club is like the fans: knee jerk. Solskjaer was doing well, fans were talking up his ability, and bang! New contract, full time. Why not just wait until summer if you were going to give him the contract anyway? Would it really of made such a difference? He is now starting to look like everything you, as a club, were afraid of: inexperienced, out of his depth, unable to truly motivate the players, and not really up to the task of getting these players - good on paper as you said - playing as a unit. If I was a United fan I'd be deeply concerned - at this rate what sort of calibre of player will you even be able to target? You have money but, as you probably don't need any more mercenaries, it seems that it would be difficult to attract the sort of top quality player with the mentality to boot that you'd want. I would say off the pitch is were your biggest issues, as a club, lie.

3.) 22 Apr 2019 11:32:33
I doubt it goes down well when he harps on about all the players he used to play with aswell. Like it or not football is different now and it seems like he is well and truly stuck in the past.

4.) 22 Apr 2019 11:40:07
The key thing for Man United is that whoever's there is going to need to be given time and the resources to utterly eviscerate the squad and rebuild.

The question is should that responsibility be given to a relative novice like OGS?

{Ed002's Note - I have explained his involvement previously.}

5.) 22 Apr 2019 12:27:27
The fact you’ve written an article Shappy, titled “ should give at least 2 more years “ about a manager 4 weeks into his contract, clearly shows this is destined for failure and tears.

6.) 22 Apr 2019 12:45:24
they should back him or cut him now.

7.) 22 Apr 2019 12:47:51
It'll all end in little manc tears. Another terrible appointment. Ask players which managers they want to play for they'll tell you pep klopp Jose carlo simeone poch zidane no player from outside Manchester or Norway is specifically wanting to sign for ole, they'll sign for the club for the brand for the money but not for the manager moyes had the same problem and it'll end the same way.

8.) 22 Apr 2019 12:58:54
Give him 2 more decades 😄👍.

9.) 22 Apr 2019 13:48:03
Spot on Firmane.

10.) 22 Apr 2019 13:53:24
Give him ten years 😂.

11.) 22 Apr 2019 14:09:53
Some valid points there around what needs to be done Shappy, but not much about why Ole is the right guy to do the rebuild apart from he’s a former player.

Jose was obviously a very bad choice for the club because he didn’t fit the culture of the club, but just because Ole fits the culture, I’m not sure he has the managerial skills for what is ultimately massive job putting together the pieces.

If I were a Manc fan, I would rather have gone for someone like a Zidane or Simeone assuming one of them was available.

12.) 22 Apr 2019 15:27:58
I don't care who is at the helm. as long as they r plummeting.

13.) 22 Apr 2019 15:36:42
OGS was given the contract on the basis of that run of games, where he was truly surprising everyone, and pulling in wins against most expectations. One "bad day at the office" (the excuse we use when our guys slip up) against Everton, shouldn't be the criteria to declare him a failure. It's been clear for quite a while that it's the players that should be looked at. Mourinho hit a brick wall with them, and it seems OGS may have hit the same wall too. And if he is using Fergie then I would say I would too, because that's the perfect buffer from criticism, until I get the team playing the way I want it to.

Don't get me wrong. I hope ManU get relegated and stay there for a decade. But let's not be as equally "knee-jerk" in our reactions, as we accuse so many others of being.

14.) 22 Apr 2019 15:54:45
ArAy, he's lost like 8 out of the last 10 games, that's relegation form overall, so i don't think you can say we're reacting because Everton trounced them. Something's gone pretty wrong pretty quickly, and he'll need to improve sharpish or he'll be replaced.

{Ed0333's Note - I hope he stays forever I’m loving United under Ole.

15.) 22 Apr 2019 15:59:46
They have lost 6 of their last 8 matches it’s hardly knee jerk. They sacked Mourinho before a relatively easy set of fixtures, the bump they got from a new manager carried them through and now they are back to the status quo. The strangest thing for me though is that up until recently Unt fans have been saying they have a top squad and the manager needs to get more out of them, they don’t Pogba (on his day which is few and far between) and DDG the rest are average and you can’t carry that many average players in a starting 11.

{Ed0333's Note - I still think they have a wonderful set of players and are 3 or 4 great players away from competing. I wouldn’t say Rashford is average mate I think he’s a phenomenal player under the right tutelage. Would love him at Liverpool.

16.) 22 Apr 2019 16:31:11
However much I/ we might dislike Manchester United there is no question that they are an elite football club and, as such, they need an elite football manager. OGS is so far away from the status of an elite football manager that it is laughable that he is the United manager. It was a good decision to appoint him as temporary manager but a shockingly bad decision to appoint him as permanent manager. I don’t think he will see out his 3 year contract and I would not be that surprised if he was replaced before the start of next season.

17.) 22 Apr 2019 17:08:54
Heard on the radio phone in after the Barcelona 1st leg their fans saying “we’re 15 players away from competing with Man City” 😄😄.

18.) 22 Apr 2019 18:01:53
I don't care one bit what is happening at Utd. Let them flounder while we prosper and long may it continue.

Every empire falls.

19.) 22 Apr 2019 19:26:38
Shappy, your club's biggest mistake was to give him the job full time BEFORE the season was over and we are seeing the result of that knee-jerk appointment now. Let's face facts. OGS is not a Utd type manager, end of story. Yes, he played there and has the pulse of the fans BUT footie has moved on now and just being a former club star or legend NO LONGER cuts the mustard anymore. OGS is unproven at the highest level. In fact, he was less experienced than BR was when LFC hired him and we all know how that worked out.

Your club unfortunately, made the problems you have even worse by literally appointing a novice at the highest level and an institution like Utd just like LFC, is not where a manager comes to do his apprenticeship or on the job training (again, see Brendan Rodgers' time at LFC) . Now, the club is in deeper trouble than before so as many have said on this thread, it will ALL end in tears. Oh n BTW, give City hell! Cheers, mate.

20.) 22 Apr 2019 22:33:41
They should have stuck by Mourinho for ten more years.

21.) 23 Apr 2019 03:10:01
not sure what OGS's credentials were prior to his brief cameo, but agree with the general consensus that manU should have taken more time to assess their medium - long term needs.

They have players there wondering what is their next move and I don't think signing OGS to a long term deal will fill the likes of Pogba and co with hope. in saying that, imo the players should accept more of the blame for their downturn as they are showing how spineless they really are with their effort levels these past few weeks. man I wish we spanked them last time out! ! !

22.) 23 Apr 2019 16:24:11
I would have preferred this year's league competition among man u and Liverpool. . not city.

23.) 23 Apr 2019 16:24:11
I would have preferred this year's league competition among man u and Liverpool. . not city.



Manchester United Must Acquire an Appropriate Centre Back in the 2019 Summer Transfer Period

04 Feb 2019 12:44:48
{Ed's Note - Shappy has posted a new article entitled, Manchester United Must Acquire an Appropriate Centre Back in the 2019 Summer Transfer Period


1.) 04 Feb 2019 14:02:08
I don't understand the issue with Bailly and Lindelof? They cost about £70-80m and were tracked by some of the top teams in Europe. Jones and Smalling were Fergies centre backs the last season when he won the title.

What United need is a good manager who gets the best out of the most expensive squad in the Premier League. If Solsjkaer can't someone else will.

2.) 04 Feb 2019 14:18:31
MK-i agree, I don’t think they’re as bad as people make out.

3.) 04 Feb 2019 15:22:22
Being a centre half pairing that won a league title several seasons ago (6?) Doesn't necessarily have any bearing on how they are today, not that I remotely rated them back then if I'm honest. I thought they were crap and are just even more crap now 😂.

4.) 04 Feb 2019 15:41:54
Bailey is decent, smalling is too prone to mistakes and is sometimes lazy. He is utd's "matip"

5.) 04 Feb 2019 17:22:08
Something is wrong here. who cares what or who united need in the summer. Couldn't care less about united.

6.) 04 Feb 2019 19:02:16
Well summed up magic. End of.

7.) 04 Feb 2019 22:38:39
And why do we care about what Utd do or don't do exactly?



Does Ole Gunnar Solskjaer have what it takes to be a permanent Manager of Manchester United

14 Jan 2019 12:39:51
{Ed's Note - Shappy has posted a new article entitled, Does Ole Gunnar Solskjaer have what it takes to be a permanent Manager of Manchester United


1.) 14 Jan 2019 17:39:17
United have De GEa to thank for beating Spurs, which was a common theme (De Gea heroics) long before Solskjaer. Pogba was also fortunate not to see red for a knee-high challenge on Alli. The point is the luck is favoring United to a degree at the moment, as well as Solskjaer getting better performances from players (or players just playing better in absence of Mourinho) . However, this is the second article from a United fan pondering whether or not Solskjaer is the second coming. It is early days, he is doing well, but teams often have an early upturn in fortune when appointing a new manager. There is no way of knowing, right now, whether he provides any sort of long term solution.

2.) 14 Jan 2019 19:57:04
Spot on, Seano. Utd did play some good pass-move football at times esp. in the first half BUT if they play the way they did in the second half vs a team on form in front of goal, they will get hammered, DDG or not. OGS is riding the wave of euphoria and good will and sometimes, you can get the rub of the green that they did last night cos another ref sends Pogba off and no one says a word. His foot was way too high for someone trying to "protect the ball" and raked his studs on Alli's thigh and so he got away with one there. Whether OGS is the guy going forward, I don't know BUT if I were him and I can get top 4 at the end of the season, I would bail with my dignity and honor intact cos this team STILL has enormous holes in it.

3.) 14 Jan 2019 19:58:22
We’ve seen what a difference a good signing or two can make to a defence, if united get a top CB and keep De Gea, I think they’ve got the making of a good side.
Who will be at the helm is another matter.
At the very least, Solskjaer is perhaps showing that the job is not the poison chalice many thought it was.
I need to go and lie down, complimenting Man Utd 🤪.

4.) 14 Jan 2019 23:58:55
Utd have a pretty decent squad as it is. If they keep hold of Pogba and DDG while signing a CB like Koulibaly and a decent midfielder and fullbacks, they will challenge on all fronts next season imo.

5.) 15 Jan 2019 02:48:14
United have a sokid squad with aome fantastic players. Right manager can make them click. I hope they are at full tilt when we get to OT.

6.) 15 Jan 2019 12:54:52
Good move by utd. Solskjaer never had the talent of the attacking players at utd atm but he achieved a hell of a lot more. It kind of shames the current crop.

Plus you go from an unlikeable defensive manager to a likable attacking manager, its a no brainer. And if it doesn't work out, it's still good experience for ole in his managerial career.

They brought him in when utd had a run of very winnable games and that built momentum. Momentum is massive and then they beat spurs away. Thank you utd? Maybe?

To me it shows that those players weren't playing for Jose. What's next for mourino?




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12 May 2019 14:08:25
I don't any fan can complain about a player wanting to leave. They would be quick enough to fire a player out the door if they didn't think he was good enough. It can't be only one way. If the club are happy enough to move players on when it suits them then they have to accept it when players themselves want to move on.




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12 May 2019 13:01:11
Imagine your a football agent, you have no ties or strong feelings towards a club. It's a job and your in it to get paid.

You only get paid when one of your clients moves clubs, so what do you think you are going to spend most of your time doing?

The whole system is wrong. There should be a fixed fee that an agent is paid, and that fee is the same whether its a contract renewal or signing for another club.

At the moment its a racket with few regulations and even fewer that are up held by the authorities. Mino Riola demanding as much as 20% of a transfer fee as an agents fee. In any world that is insane, in one where transfer fees are spiralling out of control and in some cases are north of 100m that is sickening.

If he negotiated the Neymar deal at 20% he would have "earned" 44.4m euros. That money pouring out of football is one of the reasons we have teams going bankrupt.




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11 Jul 2018 12:07:41
Why is no one asking the obvious question? Why is Shaqiri available for only 12-14m? Nearly all players go for at least slightly more than their worth in the current market. So if he is available for that much it must be because no one else in interested in signing him.

Also I would seriously question the logic of bringing in a player "for cover" who has a notorious bad attitude especially when he isn't first choice. Surely its obvious that it will end badly.

Also he is known for being lazy and he lacks drive to do the defensive work, how will that fit into Klopps system?





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11 Mar 2018 21:46:10
This is hilarious, I came on here to ask a serious question and have a little banter.

To those who have admitted the hypocrisy of singing to players that they will always support them only to slay them off 90 minutes later I thank you.

To those either unprepared to accept that or unable to grasp the concept thank you and goodnight. X.


{Ed002's Note - The Liverpool fans have no idea what banter is Shappy.}



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11 Mar 2018 21:30:30
Hey, all fans are as bad as eachother when it comes to slagging off their own players.

However, only one group of fans sing that they will always support those players before slagging them off.

The point is anyone who has ever stood in Anfield and sung "you'll never walk alone" then gone on to slay those players off is a massive hypocrite and a lair.

Some United fans have booed Smalling and many other United players. They just didn't sing to them that they would always support them beforehand.




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11 Mar 2018 19:13:25
Boomerynwa, We don't consider beating Liverpool as a cup final, we've been to three cup finals in the last three years and won them all. So we consider cup finals cup finals. You know the ones where you get a trophy.

I'll hold m hands up I did come on here with half an eye on a fishing trip, many of you have been kindly obliging. However, I am asking a serious question, and one many of you have avoided answering.

So I'll ask you directly as someone who has "ynwa" in your sign-off, do you think it is hypocritical to sing to your players that you will always support them, to then go slag them off 90 minutes later on the internet and social media?

If you want to slag them off then fine, but don't lie to them and sing them songs of how you will always support them.




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11 Mar 2018 18:52:51
In Istanbul, if you think your being polite calling someone an "absolute loser" then me and you have very different ideas on manners. Lol.

If you honestly believe no Liverpool supporters would venture into the United page had you won yesterday then your the one in denial.

I came on here and asked a genuine question. How can you sing about always supporting eachother then come on here and rip chunks out of your players? How can you not see the hypocrisy in that?

Still waiting for a real reply.




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11 Mar 2018 18:24:17
Well Salah mate you guys would be the experts on not winning the EPL. lol. If we finish higher than we did last season then that is progress, if its enough is up for debate. We added a couple of trophies to our cabinet last season and we are still in two cups this season with a manager who has won more cup competitions than any other manager currently still managing. So anything can happen yet.

I would like to hear your opinions though on singing "you'll never walk alone" then coming onto a site like this and do nothing but slag the whole team off, especially a young 18 year old homegrown lad.