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17 Jul 2018 14:50:47
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17 Jul 2018 14:45:24
Oh, i thought 'he' wanted to do things differently, i smell. hypocrisy🧐.

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17 Jul 2018 11:53:34
If Pogba goes and if we don't sign Savic to replace it then we wouldve made a mistake by not resigning Ronaldo.

The only reason Pogba should go is if we get a equally good replacement like Savic or Verrati otherwise we shoudnt sell him.

Our transfer committee need to be making decisions quickly and not end up in a situation where Pogba is unhappy and we end up selling him eithout a equally good replacement.

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17 Jul 2018 12:06:22
There is a transfer committee? I thought Woodward opened pages of a Panini sticker album at random then rolled a couple of dice to decide how much we should over pay for whichever random player we don't need.

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17 Jul 2018 12:18:55
pogba is already unhappy hense eds comment on him happy to part ways,

we can't just be throwing 100 million at a player who would take up 2 players worth of wages adding agent fees and bonuses, it was never logical to buy Ronaldo unless the fee was massively dropped

yeah he's still a top player but he's 33.

i do agree we would need to replace pogba but as many go on he's not done much that needs replacing. me personally would not sell him i think it would be stupid but that is just Jose for you, he is renowned to lose players its happened countless times.

no one wants to pay the asking price for pogba so i can't see him going unless its in a swap deal and tbh the only deal i would want is one that included both bale and kroos. (but that's fantasy talk)

im sure the manager outlined his targets early enough but we shouldn't be just making transfers for the sake of it.

we have panicked bought enough times.

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17 Jul 2018 12:38:24
Players come and go i have no sentiment attached. I don't care about the money being spent either as you don't know exactly how much a player costs so let's not get into the financial side of things that's for the club to worry about.

I only care about a player leaving without being replaced with an equally good player. Everyone and his dog knows how good Pogba is and can be it is just him playing to his potential and working hard.

I want the club to win next year or at the very last challenge properly for the title and not get embarassed like how they were this year.

I don't think Kroos is the answer to our problems and Bale isn't trustworthy for not getting injured in a few games.

We have so far signed Dalot and Fred?

One is for the future and the other one most of us don't know anything about.

Unless you guys are happy with us being second or possibly even be lower down in the table again then we are definitely doing a great job of achieving that.

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17 Jul 2018 12:40:59
Is Fred the replacement?

Why is pogba unhappy.

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17 Jul 2018 12:45:26
We need to stop acting like we are Real Madrid and realise reality.

Real Madrid have a clear plan of who they want when they want their project completed by.

They only target the best players around the world and have option for each target they miss out on.

We need to have a clear understanding of what we want to do as a club and achieve by a certain date.

I totally agree with the eds that we messed it up by not continuing with our project of getting Allegiri and ended up shoving all our transfer plans and then ended up signing Mourinho half heartedly.

Either back the manager fully with a clear plan or get rid of him. Our decision making has been a joke and that is going to bite us in the back for a very long time.

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17 Jul 2018 12:50:45
Fred isn't the replacement accorsing to ed and i hope we end this Pogba saga soon otherwise we will mis out on a good replacement for him.

Pogba was never happy to come to us we were like his only option at the time as Real Madrid and the others decided he was too expensive.

It is nothing new that Pogba is unhappy we were never his first choice so it is nothing to do with us it is more to do with his own preference of choice.

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17 Jul 2018 13:53:06
Singh ed alluded that kroos is joses preffered midfielder. That to me is enough of a worry kroos maybe a great passer but is also slow and at times lazy. U add fellaini and matic in would there be a less mobile midfield around. I know we still have fred and herrera but really strength and power is needed. Liverpool steam rolled most midfields last year and have completely rebuilt it this summer. We can't keep buying players to replace them a season or 2 later.

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17 Jul 2018 14:27:00
We were after 2 midfielders before pogba came into the equation.

Kroos is not Pogba's replacement unless we decide to change our style of play.

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17 Jul 2018 11:05:15
169 Goals at this years World Cup. Which means I'd like to invite.
Salah - 167
Jamesmack8 - 165
Red Reaper - 162
Laney - 160

To play in the 2019 Matt Hawker charity game.
Thanks to everyone who had a guess, and any drop outs I'll contact the next closest.

Next phase will be when Ed001 and 002 pick their two tribes to go to war.
We did a live chat where they took turns picking last year, I think we did it around November? So let's aim for then :)

Posted on behalf of Benny Baller.

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{Ed002's Note - I'll get on to the kits then.}

17 Jul 2018 11:53:35
Are you knitting them Ed002? 🤣.

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Review Of The Day 17th July 2018

17 Jul 2018 07:20:00
{Ed's Note - Ed001 has posted a new article entitled, Review Of The Day 17th July 2018

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17 Jul 2018 00:17:10
So if the club are looking to sell smalling shaw blind darmian martial and pogba on too of the loss of miki ibra and carrick who all started last season its a huge squad overhaul.
I suspect not all will move on.
I would rather pogba stayed and became our leader but it looks like all parties want a sale.
Shaw has a great opportunity on tour to show the manager his team mates the supporters and most importantly himself that he can becone 1st choice. Sandro could go to psg i suppose or stay at juve. So he might get to comoete with young. I like his attitude if he wants to refuse everton to give it a go pre season. If we do sign a lb then he might move late in the window.
Smalling is a funny one i would have thought he would have a few clubs in for him. Played well enough last season.
Blind just agreed and darmian close no surprise in them moving on.
Martial. Loads of talent. Nice lad by all accounts and popular. He wants to leave. He has been offered a new contract and won't sign it. He has bayern sniffing around and maybe psg madrid or Barcelona have him on their lists if their 1st or 2nd choices can't be achieved.
Of the potential ins
I love bale but have the same reservations as most on his fitness issues. So i'm 50/ 50 but i would be excited if he got hom.
Kroos. Along with veratti a player a love to watch. Top class and the way he plays he plays he has 5 or 6 seasons left at the top. i'd love to have him dictating play at OT.
Alderwireld top player hope it comes off.
Varane would be a great option if alderwireld went to madrid.
Not so sure about the mexican lad lorenzo? Showed well for mexico and had a hreat season at psv but i think he is best off the left.
Dembele. Would be my first chice for the right i'd take him and rakatic for pogba and herrera in a heartbeat if Barcelona were interested.
I see the merit in trading players as payment or part payment and its something that i believe will become more prominent in the game as the cash sums become unattainable for most.
Phillipe Max has had a great season. The son of a former German international. I've only seen him play twice on tv. So have no opinion. His stats are impressive and he is a player on the up. He might be ready to take this next step
Savic looks madrid bound but if pogba moves on and kroos doesn't come i can see us paying silly money.
Rebic. Not for me on what I've seen
Perisic. Would have made a difference last season. He is no world beater. But he creates 3 or 4 good chances per game. He works his line well. I think its at least 1 year too late.
Fred. i'm not quite sure what to expect. Decent pedigree I've watched every highlight game analysis etc i could find and it all bodes well but the epl is a different animal and will be alien to him. I hope he starts well.
Dalot not expected to take valencia 's spot straight away. i'm hoping otherwise.

Personally I'm not bothered by any player leaving. As i said i would rather 1 or 2 stayed but if they go they go.
Im only interested in those that stay and perform and those that come in.
Im looking forward to next season.
Ill go into it with optimism and hope.

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17 Jul 2018 06:46:36
Good post ken, I’m not sure what to expect. I can see little happening, or loads happening. There are so many options both in or out that who knows what we will look like come September. I like Kroos but I don’t think he’s very mobile, and as Matic isn’t either that would put a lot of pressure on Fred to do the running.

According to Ed we will be offered Bale and I think he’s a player that Jose’s likes, so if the price is right. Given we have younger players up top a layer like Bale would make a real difference

We need a top CB, Varane or Toby would be good. Lindelof looked great at the World Cup so hopefully he finds his feet and steps us this year. We have CBs coming out of our ears so need to move one or two out.

I’m interested to see how Sanchez pans out, we know he is a great player but he was pretty dreadful for us last year and unsettled Martial and Rashford. A long break should have done him good, I think he needs to be a little less intense, it’s as if he puts too much pressure on himself.

And most importantly, will Jose let the horses run free?

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17 Jul 2018 07:38:43
Same as every other summer 3 or 4 in .
Dalot is one for the future so only really Fred that has been signed for the first 11 .
Club has an issue that a lot want to leave but only a couple will actualy go .
I would be very surprised if smalling goes pogba not so much been on the cards for a while but could be convinced to stay, same with martial .
Blind will be gone in a week darmian won't be far behind him.

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17 Jul 2018 10:22:36
I would love Bale if he can stay fit and also would like Pogba to give it one more year. Fred has surely been brought in to play the role next to Matic which in turn will push Pogba as the forward player in a midfield 3. Bale and Sanchez interchanging sides with Lukaku causing havoc up top.
When you think we would still have Rashford, Lingard, Herera, Fellaini, Mctominy to either bring on or start certain games I think we would be in a good place.

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17 Jul 2018 11:42:43
If we went for Kroos teams would run through us even easier than they did last year. Matic isn't mobile enough to play the role Casemiro does for Real plugging holes in their empty midfield when Kroos falls asleep.

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16 Jul 2018 21:35:04
Pogba I wouldn't lose any sleep over him, fell out with the manager along with a few more players who I'd say aren't happy with Jose,
Plus there's a few senior people at old Trafford who never thought Jose was a fit.
Pogba would have came back from the world cup full of confidence only for Jose to knock it back out of him in a few weeks.
The sooner Jose moves on for me the better.
One more season hopefully and a long one full of negativity, arguing with players, arguing with the media,
I am Jose I am bigger than Manchester United.

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{Ed025's Note - i happen to concur leahy but im sure you will get some pelters from others mate..

16 Jul 2018 21:51:28
Im sure i will ed. Everton had a good win the other day, 22 goals,
No one will want to play you ed.

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{Ed025's Note - did you see the kip of the opposition though leahy?...our U12,s would have beat them mate..

16 Jul 2018 22:11:07

Pogba has looked like a real player this month but for us he has rarely shone and I have no idea why. We have a World Cup winner that we are hawking around, in any other business the people responsible would be sacked. Same with Martial, we paid well over the odds and now we can’t move him on because we want our money back. Jose is one of the last of a dying breed, my way or the highway. Opinion is divided on here as to whether it is the Manager or the players who are to blame; all I know is we have players who seem to play better when they are playing for their country, and a Manager who regularly disses his players.

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16 Jul 2018 23:16:56
I wouldn't lose any sleep if both of them leave, Pogba isn't good enough for me nor Jose. Pogba looked decent because of Kante, plain and simple. You want to get better players in that position? Well just look at both croatian midfielders, you know they do dictate a game. I just happen to think pogba is too lethargic and inconsistent or is it me still living in Scholes brilliance? And Jose. don't let me start. But we still rebuilding right? Lol.

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17 Jul 2018 00:16:44
Pogba didn’t do to bad in the final when Kante had a mare?

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17 Jul 2018 00:46:47
@Caolan yep after the croatians were desperately looking to score a goal to get back into the game but before that Rakitic and Modric were passing him by without much trouble. Kante is the key player in that french midfield, heck i even think Matuidi had a better world cup than Pogba but hey the majority here think Ronaldo is the best player that have played for the club in the last 25 years. i think we will never see another Scholes.

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17 Jul 2018 09:56:52
AJH, I think it is the club that is to blame. Everyone knew what Mourinho was like before we signed him, it's hard to then criticise him for doing exactly what most expected him to do. I know that there was a lot of pressure from certain fans with an agenda but the club lacks any sort of direction where managers and players have been concerned.

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17 Jul 2018 12:42:46
I was in the Jose in camp. However I do feel that this will be his last season. I think things ate going to come to a head at some point. Question is who replaces him.

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16 Jul 2018 21:04:59
Any news on Mata moving out this summer? Any potential inquiry's or interest?

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16 Jul 2018 18:23:04
Thanks a million ed002 for the sharkopod!

So the players we've identified for the positions needed are good enough for us to push on and make a serious challenge for the title. So we'll see how serious the club are about winning trophies or if they're happy to just try an exist within the top 4?

If Woodward can get Alderweireld, Alex Sandro or Philip Max and Bale over the line then we'll have done well. If we start going further down the list then I think we could struggle to keep up this season.

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{Ed002's Note - the club like all clubs will look for ways to improve, and this has to be within certain constraints imposed.}

16 Jul 2018 21:30:57
Why do you think Philip Max would be a good choice for United as you mention in the megasharkopod if you don’t mind my asking Ed?

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{Ed002's Note - Nice thighs.}

16 Jul 2018 22:38:17
Nice and chunky eh Ed? 🍗.

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16 Jul 2018 19:02:38
The sharkopod was very interesting. No surprise that we value Martial highly. The valuation for Pogba will be through the roof no doubt, especially after the world cup.

I doubt Pogba will go. I don't see anyone paying up for him at the moment. The likes of Real Madrid have their focus elsewhere, Juve have already spent big and PSG might be restricted in what they could do with FFP unless they sell Neymar.

I can see the sense in the editor's advice of the club needing to look at player exchange + cash deals as they could suit all parties. If PSG lose Neymar, I can see them going for a Martial. Equally I can see them going for Pogba to add star quality in case Neymar goes.

Could a swap deal involving Verratti or/ and Meunier be done? It could suit everyone. Similarly I see Martial could be used in a deal for Alderweireld to break the deadlock in those negotiations. Maybe Spurs will be willing to come down on their price of Toby if they are etting Martial in return?

I see us being interested in Willian and Chelsea pursuing Martial in return particularly if Hazard leaves for Real Madrid. I also see why Jose likes Perisic. Lukaku would have had a better output with him in the team imo.

The left back slot is interesting and I would be delighted if we got Philip Max and moved on Shaw (time has come imo and he has had enough chances) .

The option of Toni Kroos, if possible could be a great signing if it happens. We have lacked that kind of midfielder who can control the pace of the game and pass teams to death. That is one aspect which Pogba lacks imo and against teams that sit back he isn't as effective.

Varane is another target of ours and if Real are interested in Pogba perhaps something involving him/ Bale/ Kroos or a combination of them could be on the cards.

Overall if we come of this summer with a right sided forward, a CB, LB and maybe a CM then it would have been a great summer with more balance added to the squad.

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16 Jul 2018 19:22:32
Unless juve get a lot for pjanic.

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16 Jul 2018 19:46:19
I agree with the positions we need to address. The board would be foolish to sell Pogba. If the team does not start the season well, it could be Mourinho that is gone. After just showing what he is capable of, why would the club be in a hurry to get rid of Pogba? Interesting possibilities you mention, but it would be hard to imagine Real letting Kroos or Varane go.

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16 Jul 2018 21:45:56
I think he will stay another season.

Would be a fantastic window if we can get, Toby bale and one of the full backs of max and Sandro.

I still think we are still short in the centre of midfield.

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16 Jul 2018 17:10:51
Does anybody know why Sanchez isn't on the US tour?

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16 Jul 2018 17:31:43
Extra rest I'd presume, he needs it.

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16 Jul 2018 17:33:06
Just read it was a problem with his visa. And that he may be granted a waiver. Make of that what you will.

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16 Jul 2018 18:09:24
It's because of his 16 month suspended jail sentence in Spain.

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16 Jul 2018 18:48:20
Thanks guys.

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16 Jul 2018 19:07:42
16 month jail sentence in Spain for tax fraud and US authorities don't allow entry.

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