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MUFC fan: “Don’t be fooled by Smiling Jose, it won’t last” + A warning for Pochettino
By Harry Hotspur -

Harry Hotspur sat down with Stretty News‘ Dale O’Donnell to get a sense of how our hosts on Wednesday night might be feeling about things.

Ole looks doomed. What specific qualities appeal to United fans about Pochettino?

If you can look beyond the beginning of this season when things appeared to go flat, and appreciate the overall job Pochettino did at Tottenham, you see how he made them a competitive side without the same financial backing as other clubs in the so-called top six.

United fans appreciate what Solskjaer is trying to do with the squad by emphasizing the importance of youth and hard-working players.

I feel Pochettino would want the exact same, but he’s simply a far better football manager.

It does concern many of us that he hasn’t won a bean. I’ve said it before that he isn’t reckless enough – like Mourinho and Fergie were – and should be aiming to win anything he can get his hands on. You would have enjoyed a League Cup, wouldn’t you? Football fans love a day out when memories are made.

Second and last Poch one 

Would he be given time?

I think any manager at Manchester United would be given time as long as progress is being made.

The problem we have is those in charge won’t take any responsibility for their failings and the biggest culprit is Ed Woodward.

A complete snake and if Pochettino does become United manager, he should be wary of Ed. A two-faced incompetent fool.

Have MUFC suffered from wanting a magic fairy to come along wave a wand, and provide a manager as good as Sir Alex? Or in plainer terms, do you regret firing everyone that you hired since?

Our recruitment has been dreadful since Fergie left. You’d know the club was run by businessmen who would struggle to explain the offside rule.

I think Mourinho was the man to replace Fergie. Chelsea sucked the last bit of goodness out him then. He might win you a cup or two, but he’s gone from The Special One to The Moody One (don’t be fooled by the smiling José you see now because it won’t last).

City are insulated by money, Liverpool have actually built a winning side, United, Chelsea and Spurs are all on rebuilding campaigns. United seem to be struggling with the whole rebuild thing, what needs to change at Old Trafford? Because clearly something does.

The Glazers. Ed Woodward. They’re destroying the football club I love.

I know you can hardly ban him but… Does it help anyone that Fergie is sat there glaring down at every game home game?

I don’t look too much into this. A lot was made of it when Sir Matt Busby retired but I don’t think Fergie is sticking his nose in, and he’s got every right to attend matches at Old Trafford.

This would be a sign of someone being out of the depth – which, sadly, looks to be the case with Ole.

Loaded question: Daniel Levy demolished a perfectly good football stadium and built a shopping centre. Do you think MUFC missed a trick leaving Old Trafford alone?

Old Trafford needs a lot of work. It’s gone tatty and everyone knows we’d still sell out with a higher capacity. My only fear is losing that history if we did move. 

Tomorrow’s game is being heralded as ‘another’ one of Ole’s last, the draw @13/5 might appeal to a good few United fans. What’s your prediction?

Think Spurs will get a narrow win whilst approaching the game happy with a draw. Mourinho’s approach that is…


My thanks to Dale O’Donnell @ODonnellDale

Finalist for Best Club Content Creator @The Football Blogging Awards 2019

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35 responses to “MUFC fan: “Don’t be fooled by Smiling Jose, it won’t last” + A warning for Pochettino”

  1. MrChickenHead says:

    It’s like half the ManU team have faked injury so as not to be laughed at after Team Amazon Spurs, coached by Jose Netflix win and OGS gets the sack. This is football right? Nothing to do with what happens on the field anymore, ego driven drivel.
    Anyway COYFS!! Lets have these Slags!

  2. Spurs est1882 says:

    Live on Prime tonight!! finally a good easy stream. Watched a few bits of the City game last night, and bar a 30secs delay, it was awesome. So much better than Sky and BT. I cant see how sky/BT will beat Facebook/Netflix/Amazon in the bidding wars either.

  3. Tappaspur says:

    People who think we shouldn’t play our strongest team against Bayern obviously weren’t at the lane on that dreadful embarrassing night. Also message to Brighton. You’re gonna “get it” next time we meet.

  4. Tappaspur says:

    🎼 you’re getting sacked in the morning
    Sacked in the moooooorning. Ole you’re finished mate. COYS see him off😁

    • Tappaspur says:

      The manager getting sacked coz of the sacked manager he replaced. Is that irony 😂. 0-5 should do it

  5. Tappaspur says:

    Man u job. CL PL winners (as manager) need only apply. Simple.

  6. Tappaspur says:

    If we win the CL on that Amazon program thing. nuff nuff nuff mor£ fans around the world. L£vy😁.

    • Steve KillerCushion Williams says:

      If maureen wins us the champs league (ever) then he is the special one. Reputation restored. Really tough to win though. Need a bit of luck along the way too.. Going back to sherwood didnt he win a league cup with us? As well as his blackburn prem title? 1999, i left school im sure he was with us then

  7. Tappaspur says:

    Mrs poch will hate it in rubbish boring Manchester.

    • Tappaspur says:

      Poch. Don’t take your family up there. Listen to me bredrin. MANCHESTER IS RUBBISH.

      • Steve KillerCushion Williams says:

        Surely its better he moves to manchester… Or further a field.. Il be gutted if he keeps his house and signs for the goons.. Anywhere but there

        • Tappaspur says:

          I have 100% faith in poch not doing us like that.

          • Steve KillerCushion Williams says:

            He is 2/1 to join manure now.. Where is gladys these days? 😆 did she go with him? I wonder if she was whispering in the boys ears because he was asking for maureen to take over a week or 2 or 3 before anyone anywhere was mentioning him.. Did you know H? .. Either you knew, or wanted him anyway and got lucky pure coincidence, or levy was influenced reading the blog? 🤔

            • Tappaspur says:

              Heard someone say Everton would be a good project for him. Like you said as long as he doesn’t go to the goons it’s all good.

  8. East Stand says:

    I see that Jose is already reading from the ENIC rule book. Bruno Fernandes is over the “level” that Spurs are willing to spend and is too established a player.

    Nothing has changed, let’s see how Jose or whoever follows him copes with the 7th wage budget and 17th net spend…

    • Dan says:

      To be fair easty the guy that took over from sir Alex was doing what Poch did punching well above his financial weight in regards to league finishes and look how that worked out for Moyes at utd ! Plus he was Ferguson’s chosen one!

  9. East Stand says:

    Leopards don’t change their spots. Credit to Jose for playing everyone expertly since coming in.

    Basically, we haven’t played anyone yet under Jose and when we do we will see how great his regenerative powers actually are. Secondly, how long will the feel good factor last?

    We haven’t had any frustrations under him yet, Poch had about 2 years of frustrations to deal with under Levy, and Poch towed the company line.

    This adds to my feeling that Levy panicked and brought Jose in to salvage Champions League qualification and is in no way seen as anything other than a caretaker.

  10. JimmyGrievance says:

    Poch isn’t a winner. He won’t ever be. Why ? Because he prioritises silverware he cannot win. He doesn’t get domestic silverware and puts no value on it.

    As for Man U. Nobody’s going to do well there whilst Fergie is still sitting in the stands. The shadow he casts is long and far reaching.

    • East Stand says:

      Poch will go there and win stuff and probably take our place in the top 4, you heard it here first.

      Poch at Utd will be bad news for everyone else, look at what he did with the 7th wage budget at Spurs. What he could do at Manure, well the sky’s the limit.

      Sadly for us, Poch has wanted the Utd job since they showed interest and Levy signed nobody for a year. Levy has set Utd up for the next 10 years…

      • Tappaspur says:

        What did poch do with the 7th highest wage bill and most valuabl£ team in the league? Same as Eddie how with probably one of the least valuable teams in the league. NOTHING. he got us our biggest European stuffing then got beat by Brighton. Why do you love this man so much. I’m greatful to him for raising our expectation levels back to where they should be. SEVEN at home to Bayern. that’s what I’ll remember him for in the future. SEVEN

        • Tappaspur says:

          The more I think about the 10 we held the more I think POCH is a bum. (As a manager) decent coach though. You can blame levy all you want.

    • East Stand says:

      Poch will do well there because Ferguson loves him…

    • Steve KillerCushion Williams says:

      Maybe levy told poch to make top four and champs league top priority. Maybe neglecting the squad held him back….. Tough to win anything at espanyol, southampton spurs in the top leagues. Limited funds compared to the big guns…. Its no coincidence that all the top winning managers have spent the most money… Pep and jose lead the ‘winning silverware’ charts, because both have spent the most on the best players shy of a billion each.. Im sure poch would win with the likes of messi ronaldo lewendoski aguero etc and unlimited funds… The games basically and fundamentaly about getting the best players. Its the players that really run the show. Keeping kane for example is far more important than poch or maureen will ever be….. Pochs stock has risen, hes on his way to a big club

  11. Legoverlassarisen says:

    I don’t buy it that Mourinho is a busted flush. I accept he failed at his last two clubs but it is my belief that this has recreated in him a hunger to re-establish himself at the very top of the tree. He has the nucleus of a great side already. He needs another three or four top class players. He has the best stadium and the best training ground and I think he believes that he can turn the club into a mega successful unit and win the CL once again. He is a serial winner. Already the players have responded to that. If Kane was thinking of leaving because he was beginning to believe that he would never win anything under Pooch that has now changed and he knows that whatever club he went to he will not have a more successful manager alongside. He plays in a fabulous stadium with fabulous training facilities as mentioned. He gets paid a market rate. He loves the club. If he was thinking of leaving I think that has been put on the back burner and he will play with a fire in his belly to make it happen at Tottenham. This effect is already working I believe on Ali, Son, Verts, and Toby and even Sissoko scored. Tomorrow is a big test. If we get a result at Old Trafford that will be a big statement of intent to all the other clubs in the EPL and in the CL.

    • East Stand says:

      Maureen is just a caretaker manager at Spurs.

    • Steve KillerCushion Williams says:

      He did great at porto and inter but that was a long time ago now.. Under the abromovich rise he was always going to win remember they spent so much on drogba essien lampard joe and ash cole, robben the list was endless.. Then he went to manage the galacticos with ronaldo ramos and co, again not hard to win with these.. What worries me is joses net spend and the fact hes never lasted four years at a club. His winning became less and less with each club. And as you say his last three jobs all turned sour quick with ridiculous spending and alot of moaning and blaming. I think we need more like 4 or 5 or even 6 world class players to be as good as liverpool and city, and maybe even more they have strength in depth.. Serious money in this day and age.. I hope youre right and maureens changed… But has levy changed too? Alot rides on the next few transfer windows. Will levy back his manager for the first time ever? He never backed his ‘friend’ poch who did so well. Never backed redknapp who saved us from relegation and then built a fantastic team. This is very much the honeymoon still.. Time will tell but of course i hope youre right