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25 Aug 2011 23:57:05
**Clarification on Current Sneijder Situation**

Earlier in the summer Sneijder was offered the chance to join United, not formally at this stage but through "informal talks". Sneijder did not and has not said a categoric 'yes', but his agent said to David Gill he is interested in the move.

Further to this, Sneijder was given the figures of a potential contract, and at this stage Inter said basically, "If Wes wants the move and United meet the asking price, he can leave".

However, Sneijder was slightly reluctant to take a pay cut and so United became disinterested and frustrated at Sneijder's reluctance to jump at the chance. As a result, Inter took this to mean Sneijder didn't want to move and so weeks dragged on and we find ourselves here, with Inter no longer willing to sell so close to the end of the window.

Sneijder however does want to move to United, and he has created an unfortunate situation where he will most likely not get his move unless he kicks up a storm, and fast.

So any move hangs in the balance and it will go to deadline day despite David Gill's denial saying he doesn't "think" he will make a signing.

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25 Aug 2011 23:47:28
Can anyone tell me how they know what sneijder wage demands are from a source other than newspapers.

It was reported in every newspaper across europe that eto was being bought for 30 mill and was going to be the highest paid player in the world on something mental like 300k a week .
Only for the russki's to confirm that they bought him for 18.5 mill and are paying him 170 k a week.
jred

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His wages in Inter were abt 220,000 pounds a week and United apparently offered him 170,000 pounds.

Mohit

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He wanted over 40 million pounds over
the term of his contract.

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Who told you this fergy gill sneijder himself?
jred

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25 Aug 2011 23:08:41
Hi guys Is the first time I'm posting but I did comment on posts before and said everytime that Gill was buying time, cause they knw frm the beginning that they wouldn't buy anyone else.

SAF and Gill are always sayin that the right player is nt there, unless it comes availiable for us. C'mon guys, who's the right player then? No Nasri, no WS, no Gotze, no Hamsik, no Ganso, no Kaka, Hazard, so who's the right player then? We sold CR7 by £80m and we want to buy cheap players? We ain't buying no one because we don't have money to do it. So forget any last signing it ain't happen.

We just have to trust SAF Nothing more. Cheers

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I disagree, we made over 50 million or so for being runners up in champions league. we have spent 50 million on players already dont listen to what ppl say (city fans and others).

We have money and will invest when necessary, but fergie usually gets it right with young players and signings barring the od exception (djemba djemba).

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Here we go again first reply is we have spent 50mill we have money yada yada yada? what a load of bo**ocks? we have no money a club the size of utd who have lost or let 7 players go should be able to afford 50mill paid over a few years?the facts are we are the only club in football owned by billionaires with NO F**IN MONEY? we are going the same way as arsenal and as glazers other team the buccaneers young and cheap the plastics will over take us in the next few years then the truth will be there for all to see

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Oh sorry yeah because Utd will let that happen and eventually we will go bust, are you for real mate. The Glazers take over we dont hear a peep and we remain successful, look at the trouble of the other clubs with owners.....City's previous Owner? Birmingham Owner? Liverpool previous owner. I accept we have debt but their will be financial plans in place so do not worry.

Besides we ahave a great structure at the club and we made our own success, we didnt need hand outs and unlimited resources to buy it. have faith.....History and tradition come first.

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Letting 7 fringe players go isn't a big deal with our new youngsters, we have spent 50mil this window and I can't stand when people use their NFL franchise as an example. The NFL is a salary capped and salary floored league, where teams all spend roughly the same money. Also, United are the biggest franchise in the world, the Bucs aren't the biggest franchise in their state in their sport. I have many issues with the Glazers, but if you honestly believe we're going the way of Arsenal you are deluded. We've won the PL almost every season, we've been to the CL final 3 out of the last 4 years. Arsenal have won 1 trophy in that time. The Glazers have plenty of flaws, and have hurt the club is many ways, but you have stepped way beyond exaggeration and entered fantasy land.

-KG

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50 million is peanuts when you consider we are replacing Van Der Sar, Neville, Scholes and more or less Giggs. Some people are deluded. We have invested in youth because it's cheap in the long run, which is highlighted mainly by the De Gea situation. We need someone with more experience between the stcks. Not saying he isn't and won't be good enough but it could be a problem in the short term

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To be fair mate, we've spent pretty well so far this transfer window, wouldn't you say?
So there's been no "marquee signing", but spending huge sums on one star name won't guarentee success. Jones, Young, Smalling, Hernandez and De Gea are all recent additions that have improved our team no end. Also the kids have brought something different to the team that you don't always get with star names.....hunger, pride, loyalty and above all ability.

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Dude,what money are we talking about ? Money is there..Do you want to spend on a person like Tevez or Joker Bolletoli..?Play 3-4 games and start thinking about some other country which is closer to their home land ?Fergie buy English players because they do not get home sick like Dubli Dubli Do Tevez..It is worth spending 18 million on Young than spending 20 million on Jordan Henderson ..Better to have players like Young,Cleverly than having Tevez or other joker.We got enought squad..If we buy someone else,Anderson,Pogba and Cleverly will become rebels like Tevez...

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25 Aug 2011 22:57:44
Hi guys. Does anyone know what's happening with ravel Morrison? Not played recently Thanks
mac

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Saw him last saturday, he was in his training kit , watching the accademy game.

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25 Aug 2011 22:50:13
2 good things about our CL group. we have 3 easy teams and 2nd of all shaqiri plays for basel so maybe SAF will realise how good he is now and is going to get . maybe he might bid january or next summer?

RedNdProud

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Benfica have good alex witsel, should be a good group for the scouts

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Good little player, could be Arsenal bound though

United Till I Die 1987

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No he isn't. He just signed for Benfica this summer. Py attention.

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25 Aug 2011 22:39:35
Bad news for United, Gibson has broken his foot so will not be sold this window. He will sell for a couple million in January.

Sydney!

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Either that or United could knock half a million off of the fee. He should return in 3-4 weeks.

Sydney!

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Syd is right, except i think he's done ankle ligaments

United Till I Die 1987

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I found out a while ago, hence the inaccurate diagnoses, all I was told is that he was seen in plaster. I was told it was a broken foot. Perhaps he has stretched his ligaments. Anything else would have led to months out surely?

Sydney!

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Get back to your liverpool rumours site and leave us real utd fans alone

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25 Aug 2011 21:06:39
I may be rading too much into this (and twitter is hardly reliable).

I just found an interesting quote from sneijder's wife on twitter.....

'God decides and you just follow, when love fills you with joy, you will find happiness anyway..'

Im assuming and thats all im doing is that it could be sign something is definitely going on regarding talks between Utd and Inter (sneijder's reps).

Interestingly i also remebered a quote from sneijder in June....

'He told the Italian newspaper: "The Inter fans have always treated me very well. They were wonderful and I want to simply thank them.

"Only God will decide where my future lies'

Make of it what you will, i hope there is one more twist in this long running saga and he joins Utd.....we are good enough without him and youth is the way forward but he would signifcantly improve us, experience and skill wise.....

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Or just maybe his wife is just religious. Ye mancs with all these conspiracy theorys ha ha {Ed007's Note - WS and his wife are very religious people.}

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I understand they may be religious, but its the context of what they are speaking about.

Possible nothing to do with transfers, possibly posting it to play mind games, or possibly meaning following a decision to sign for someone else.....

If its in god's hands, we have a chance. {Ed007's Note - I'll have a word on Sunday, but after CFCs result tonight the priest might slap me for not getting my priorities right!}

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Has anyone thought that if sneijder does move that just maybe its NOT TO US??

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No, he has already claimed he wants to join us, if not he will stay at Inter.

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I read just a few days ago that United were prepared to wait until the deadline day to get Sneider in which would not surprise me as that way we know they have no money so it will be exept what we offer you and this player on top that player being Diouf and 30m cash, Inter want this sorted by this weekend as this is when there season starts and without any money they do not have the money to go out nd buy the players they want this season. I expect to hear something either today about Wesley or at the end of the transfer window even his agent has said he will be sold to United so not sure how you can go against all of those rumours 1 of which at least must be true.

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Dont remember his agent ever saying he will be sold to utd, anyone have any insight into this

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25 Aug 2011 21:01:49
Does gill saying no more signings maybe mean we've already signed someone just not officially yet. Pretty much just dotting the I's and stroking the t's. So one more player to be announced soon. Question is who has keep in manchester lately?

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Or maybe he means there are no more signings just like he said. Just an idea

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25 Aug 2011 20:07:09
Wesley Sneijder - The story that just won't go away huh guys..

What you make of this ..?

bleacherreport.com/articles/721593-manchester-united-transfer-rumours-the-latest-scoop-on-red-devils-summer-moves/entry/117418-manchester-united-transfer-news-wesley-sneijder-inciting-fabregas-style-drama

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I think you should probably read the date of articles.

Danny Pughnited

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That article was on the 2nd june, a lot has happened since then ie UTD offered him a take it or leave it deal, WS turned us down expecting a new and better offer. Fergie has said b******s to you mate we won't be bullied into your wage demands and now WS has had 2nd thoughts, supposeldy agreeing to take a wage cut. Utd are now of the opinion do we really need this kind of character? Still think there's more to surface on this deal though

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25 Aug 2011 19:50:03
If what Gill says is true it makes a mockery out of what he said at the beggining of transfer window with no world class signings at all f*** me even chelsea signed Mata what is wrong at OT. The value for money stance is a poor excuse

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Ignorance is bliss Oh no wait a minute, ignorance is just plain old ignorance. You must be one mighty muppet to think you're qualified to criticise the management team in the most successful English club side of the last 20 years. Have some respect, take some pride in who you support and most importantly TRUST them, as I am pretty sure they have earned our trust and attitudes like yours are just downright disrespectful.
Born&bRED

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Who exactly do we need?

Yes a defensive midfielder would be nice, but we certyainly don't need a creative midfielder, we have more than enough creativiuty with Rooney, Nani, Young, Valencia, Cleverley and Anderson.

Get used to it, what we have now is what we will have until at least January. We're still the best side in the league by a long way, and will comfortably be top come May.

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Just proves it been a united fan all my life and i cant remember once when we have actually bought a PROVEN world class player. last time i checked we were the biggest club world wide when will we start to act like it.sick and tired of hearing lies by the united heir achy that everything is alright behind the scenes obviously not or we would be signing the best players out their instead of buying potential that will only leave one day anyway

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We shall see whether Gill is telling the truth
There are a lot of very gullible people on here. Gill is the Glazers right hand man and nothing would suit them better if we dont spend any more money on an area which nearly everyone can see we need to spend in. Of course we win a couple of matches and all the old frailties are instantly forgotten. Then no doubt in months to come when we lose a key game because our midfield is not good enough the ones who say get used to it will conveniently not be around or moan about the lack of purchasing in the summer.
I am not a fan of this "in xx we trust", that is what Arsenal fans have been saying for years and look where it has got them.
There is a strong smell that indicates there are restrictions on SAF and if we get through to 1st September without buying the minimum of what we need then it will grow to a stench.

We will know more on 1st Sept but dont tell people to get used to it, we pay our money to watch the games so we should expect it to be spent on players and not on paying interest.

Red Man

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Born&bRed im afraid i dont agree with your comments, not even remotely.....

End of the day, we are the fans, we dont deserve to be told lies by the management infrastructure. Gill clearly stated that this would be one of the busiest transfer windows we have ever had. Yes there have been a few players that have left whether it be transfers or retirements....but come on we have only got 3 replacements in. All 3 fantastic players, dont get me wrong, im more than happy that they have signed for us, but we still need to sign a big name player with bags of experience and still has a good 5/6 seasons in them to help guide the likes of cleverley, morrison in their development.....

If we don't sign another player though I wont moan about it and will still support my team through thick and thin......just dont want to be lied too anymore..........sick of having high hopes every window and sweet fa happens.

Only positive out of the whole window and summer has been the opportunity to appreciate how good our youth really is :-)

But theres no way you can say that you are happy with the current transfer window. Watching the likes of city sign aguero, nasri.....chelsea signing mata.....arsenal will probably end up signing m'villa....all 4 of them players would walk into the united starting line up....

Still though, i wont believe anything until the transfer window closes so we will wait and see if there are any nice surprises in store ;-)

Robbo

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United don't need to sign 'World Class' players, they create them.

We have however signed some exceptional players in the past.
In my lifetime alone

Bryan Robson (Uniteds greatest ever captain), Eric Cantona, Roy Keane, Steve Bruce, Gary Pallister, Paul Ince, Jaap Stam, Peter Schmeichel, Rio Ferdinand, Ruud van Nistelrooy, Wayne Rooney, Ole Gunner Solksjear, Edwin Van Der Sar,

We've developed, Mark Hughes, Norman Whiteside, Ryan Giggs, Daviod Beckham, Paul Scholes, the Nevilles, Cristiano Ronaldo,

We've now got another bunh of young lads coming through to dominate the game as the last lot did. Welbeck, Cleverley, the Da Silva's, Tunnicliffe, Morrison, Macheda

Look back at Uniteds history, they have always, since the great Sir Matt's days with Edwards, Charlton, Best and the rest preferred to develop players rather than spend money needlessly on overinflated prices. IF and only IF a marquee player is needed do United sign them.

As it stands we probably have the 2nd strongest squad in the league only behind City who buy players just because they can, but don't have the same spirit that United have.

I still await someone to come on and tell me exactly who we should sign that could make the current squad better.

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Red man i cudnt of said it better than what u did , fantastic point , the people saying ando is world class will be calling for his head when he dissapionts again in big atches clevery is good prospect , gidggs is nearly 38 carrick is a joke,dont mind not getting world class as uch as i hate the lies by saf and gill

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Born&bred
have a word did you watch barce make us look like boys AGAIN fergy himself said he would like to add to midfield so tell me why have united been unable to get the player they want for the second year running
jred

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Dude it will take 100 years for you to become David Gill and 200 years to become SAF .So dont try to show ur intelligence here.Just wait and watch whats in the bag...If you are so much pissed off due to CM issue,go and try to use your bank balance to buy pS3 and do the tranfer there..

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To Jred
you seem, like a lot of people on this site, to think that signing players is as easy as it is on Football Manager games. It is a very complex process to sign any player let alone to sign one that is actually going to improve the squad, as there is only a handful of these players around, and even fewer of them available for transfer. Sir Alex is only going to sign someone who after extensive scouting and background checks is going to imrove the team and also fit in with the rest of the squad, aswell as being an affordable deal for the club. He is not just going to spend 30million to keep the so called "supporters" happy who keep questioning wether he knows who to do his job properly. And one thing with Sir Alex is he doesn't panic buy.

Andy B

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25 Aug 2011 19:28:14
Reserves look good, pogba looks like good little player, i would not mind him in the first team right now. Also petrucci looks like he can play, i could see him as a target for inter if we where to get sneijder, as a part exchange. david moyes is there as well might be looking at diouf or macheda on loan, they need some players and it will be good for them to get some first team games at a good team.

aaallj5

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I agree send mecheda send him out on loan 2 a prem club

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25 Aug 2011 19:11:16
No more signings by gill in quotes,as i told you earlier guys that SAF has asked that all their transfers be kept under wraps for now for they are unsure of the deals they working on now,they may or may not go through,so they dont to liven your hopes and then deals fall through.....

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25 Aug 2011 19:08:35
Now that Gill has said no more signings I'm really excited cos that can only mean something is imminent.

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Yep, always read between the lines rather than what is said. We're still in for him, I still believe it will happen. Enjoy the ride

United Till I Die 1987

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25 Aug 2011 18:39:27
After hearing david gill on SSN saying there is possibly no chance of any new signings before transfer window finishes. Personally I would take this with a pinch of salt cos he said the same 1 week before we signed Wayne Rooney all those years ago.He said man utd had no interest in signing wazza cos squad was big enough, what did united do?we bought rooney.As gud as our midfield is I expect us to buy a quality proven attacking CM like modric.

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Didn't we buy Rooney as Fergie often does when another club (Newcastle) comes in for his targets.

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25 Aug 2011 18:20:53
David Gill just announced he expects no additional signings. This was on SSN coverage of the Champions League draw.

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Hope I'm wrong but I don't think the squad is strong enough for the CL but time will tell I suppose

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Oh well.
We have a great looking side and its really full of energy, best i have seen in a good while.
I am a little dissapointed but if we dont have the cash or the right player really isnt avaiblable then we must make do.
However.....
Think of it this way (new Slant)
City are spending a fortune and bringing in some real class.
That speaks volumes as to how he and other managers regard our team as it stands right now.
World Class id say?
Here's to the Youth


Simon.

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I think we've gotten to the stage where we can't pay attention to what anybody says and we just have to sit tight and wait until 11:01pm on August 31st

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25 Aug 2011 18:19:32
David Gill on Sky Sports News interview in Monaco. Was asked if there would be any further signings at United before the window closes. David Gill said NO he doesn't think there will be. Admitted to looking at several players, but United and Fergie are happy with what they have.

Let this be the end of pointless and unfounded suggestions about players joining United.

Get behind the team we have United till I die

Rich

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25 Aug 2011 18:18:52
David Gill has just confirmed on SSN - no further signings
Looks like most people were wrong .....

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25 Aug 2011 17:44:14
Kaka could be the surprise...he'd give a young midfield a lot of expereince..and he'd be fantastic for Anderson. SAF could bring him back to his incredible best

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Never in a month of Sundays. He's injury prone (Hargreaves) he's well past his best and Real want 17.5M for him. Plus he on 170k+.

Again I ask why we're looking at playmakers when we have one of the best in the world in the side already. Rooney can do exactly the same job as Kaka, Sit Rooney deeper behind Hernandez and he can pull the strings.

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Kaka is finished, come on lads wise up.

Sydney!

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Or not


kaka is way past his best yes ok his incredible best he was a special player that game at Old Trafford were he tore the whole team a part but he is not the same player as he used to be

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The only thing capable of sorting kaka out is the tardis.

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25 Aug 2011 17:15:08
Good old Sir Bobby. He certainly knows how to make a verbal balls up ;)

TK-Red {Ed007's Note - ;-)

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Trust him to talk about winning the European cup in 1968, then picking out Benfica. You couldn't make it up. I am happy with Benfica, a decent team, but very beatable home and away, not too far to travel either.

Sydney!

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He's like that senile old grandad we all have but cant help love. Ruud Gullit, however, is like the sleazy uncle we all have but wish we didnt.

TK-Red {Ed007's Note - Shut your eyes and it is Goldmember from the Austin Powers film!}

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I wouldnt be surprised if he is gold plated....he looks the type. Relatively straight forward draw if a little uninspiring, Benfica apart. I was hoping for a strong group myself. I wouldve been happy with Milan, Ajax and Dortmund.

TK-Red {Ed007's Note - It's not very inspiring, but you can only play against what is put in front of you. It could help some of the youngsters get experience in the CL without facing any of the 'big guns' early on.}

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Yeah thats very true. Personally I prefer to have a tough group to make sure we hit the ground running. We had a similarly tough group, apart from Brondby, in 99 so I always hope for similar. But you are right, it is perfect to ease the new boys and young lads onto the scene. Tough enough games to give them a challenge but games they should be winning. I can see Dortmund winning group A. Arsenal are in for a tricky time.

TK-Red {Ed007's Note - I think anyone getting Dortmund from pot 4 was getting a tricky tie they could do without.}

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The last thing we would want is a tough group, with an easier group we can afford to rest players for important PL games.

Sydney!

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Im not so sure thats such an issue now. We have such a young squad that we shouldnt need to rest so many players and I think that with such a young squad we would be better off carrying momentum into each game. They shouldnt be short on energy levels thats for sure.

TK-Red

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25 Aug 2011 16:44:04
I have this gut feeling that by the time the window closes Modric will be a United player. I know the reports are out that he wants to stay in London, however this is because Chelsea are the only ones OPENLY pursuing him.

I think the only reason Levy has not sold him is because he knows SAF may swoop.

When SAF said the player we want isnt available, I believe he was speaking of Modric. Mark my words, Little Luka will be in the United midfield when its all said and done.

ussoldier77

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Well i very much hope ur gut is rite Out of all the player, I see only either Modric or Moutinho to be perfect with Ando in mid, Both can hold the ball beautifully, create amazing chance, and defend aswell, with Ando also coming back to defend, I think it will be solid man utd. But then again, I suppose man utd has to sent message to its youth that if you are good, have what is takes then they will give you chance to shine on man utd as a platform. Hopefully we will do just fine, with fletcher/carrick/cleverly and Ando in mid. Couple of chances will be given to Pogba, Tunnicliffe(when he returns DEC), Morrison in Carling cup and other games, and in 2 years time all of the above 3 midfield players should be like Wilshere if not better then him in their own positions.

Beat United

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25 Aug 2011 15:56:07
Roma have had a good spend this summer, Stekelenburg, Heinze, Lamela, Bojan, Osvaldo. Add them to De Rossi & Totti and they could be a decent outfit next season.

Sydney!

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I think they will certainly be interesting to watch and to see if they try and adopt the Barcelona style football with luis Enrique in charge, although its hard to imagine an Italian team playing in that sort of fashion. Syd do you rate Totti? I've always felt he dissapointed on the European stage and at International tournaments.

Andy B

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And dont forget they may sing simon kjaer too. Solid defender and young. Are they in the champions league this year?

MUFC Till I Die

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Interested to see how Lamela turns out, never seen him play but has been hyped up a lot last year or so
Invisible Stuey

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And Simon Kjaer from Wolfsburg aswell. Strong team.

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Invisible Stuey, Lamela is going to be a class act, I'm gutted we didn't try to sign him tbh
DR93

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25 Aug 2011 15:22:14
edd/Sydney

Any news on: Gibson, Kuschaz, Diouf, Berbatov?

Are they staying or going?

Thanks Richie R

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I said that I believed Berbatov, Macheda, Diouf, Drinkwater, Norwood, Gibson & Kuszczak will be gone by Wednesday either on loan or for good. Drinkwater & Norwood left yesterday on loan and I expect the rest to go pretty soon.

Sydney!

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Thanks Sydney

Any new arrivals u expect?

Richie R

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I think we may have one more go at Sneijder, but I wouldn't hold my breath. I think Kagawa & Gotze have been looked at but are unlikely to move this summer. Modric is still in limbo and if Chelsea do not follow up their interest, we may put in a cheeky bid for him? Anything could happen. Expect the worst, but hope for the best.

Sydney!

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If Gibson goes I expect at least 1 signing if we aren't going to sign anyone he will stay not ITK but seems common sense to me

Pardoe

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25 Aug 2011 14:16:47
Reports popping up on the Internet is that gill has met with Nike and both are to agree to come together to try and make 1 last attempt to get SNIDJIER also rumors are that united have inquired about rodwel again not so sure if that's true but I'll be glad when this window is closed had enough of the papers about snidjer

Mancman

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Got any of the reports? would be great if it were true

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Did this not happen a few weeks ago? I don't think there is anything to get exited about just yet.

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Well if we make one last attempt i reckon it could happen because he clearly wants the move and this day in age the players have the power lets just keep our fingers crossed..

Ozwald

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Not happening Sneijder has resigned himself to staying with Inter. Not sure how he would be received at OT now anyway after astronomical personal demands.Only possible dealings before the window shuts are outgoing players not incoming

The Word

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Both Gill and Sneijder are representing their respective clubs at the CL draw in Monaco tonight...

The deal could well be signed tonight or tomorrow

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25 Aug 2011 14:01:09
Rumours in Glasgow macheda coming on loan to celtic, have any you reds heard this story or is it the usual rubbish. Thanks Celtic bhoy

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I havn't heard that 1 mate sorry i think he is more likely 2 be loaned out in the prem if he is

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You can have him for free, just take the lad.

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He's been linked with Forest too, MC and SAF connection

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25 Aug 2011 13:11:37
Scunthorpe are trying to Tom Thorpe on loan....hopefully it will go through as he could do with some 1st team football instead of reserves

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25 Aug 2011 13:07:41
Man United are reportedly considering a late bid to sign Santos midfielder Ganso as Sir Alex Ferguson looks to further strengthen his midfield.
It's a shame this rumour comes from the unreliable
"caught offside". It adds he would probably stay at Santos to January. The fee £25m.
Now I wouldn't normally bother with something from "caught offside", but there have been other sites and papers to mention such a move over the last couple of months and we have well known links with Brazil. He would also be my No1 choice for an attacking midfielder. Younger then Sneijder, less injury prone, cheaper and damn he's better them Modric, Nasri or the bald Dutchman. He is everything a young top midfielder should be. His quick, tricky, got an eyes for a pass and scores goals. He's known as the new Kaka or the Brazilian Zidane. Go on SAF and David Gill, treat us fans to someone of great class that will only get better,
Mik

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Totally agree he's been my number 1 choice since the start of the transfer window and i would LOVE to see him come if not Douglas Costa my second choice as they will both still improve

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Mik

Is that the Ganso who has had two major knee injuries?

Very good player and many months ago I posted I saw a programme on foreign tv about him and he was excellent. Whether we would buy him is doubtful given our lack of significant spending at the moment

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25 Aug 2011 11:40:09
Smalling & Cleverley will get the call up to the England squad when it's announced.

Sydney!

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25 Aug 2011 11:34:09
Does anyone know whats happening to sneijder?

manchesterunited4life

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Yeah, his greed and lust for stupid amounts of money has destroyed his chance at playing for the best club in the world. He's already filthy rich so why not drop down to 100,000 a week? Footballers are ruining the game of football.

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Absolute rubbish-inters greed at touting him to that Russian club and Malaga are halting his move, he wants Utd , they want the biggest fee. This dribble re-posted all the time about his wage demands is rubbish, he wants utd and we want him. Inter are holding everything up. They even offered him to City and he said NO. What does that tell you.

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Sneijder? Why, has he been linked to United?

What refreshing transfer news that would make....

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Yeah whoever keeps saying it's because he's greedy, shut up please because you're wrong

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What's happening 'to' Sneijder you ask? Well, his greedy ass'll be forever more playing for Inter as no club (other than citeh who pay yaya toure 200,000/wk - says it all really) would pay him the wages he's demanding, as he's no where near as good as the likes of rooney and ronaldo who are on similar amounts of money.

If Fergie's still after him he should stop wasting his time, and either stick with the squad he has or sign someone like de rossi as we need someone with a bit of bite in midfield more than a creative player.

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25 Aug 2011 11:33:43
So Sir Alex is back on the BBC after they "resolved their differences"? Thats one less job for Mike Phelan then.

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They probably didn't want Phelan on TV with that growth on his chin.

What is that about?

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About time he was getting embarrasing...andog

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Its true. You'd think he'd have spruced himself up for going on the tele wouldnt you?

TK-Red

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United must be running out of money to keep paying SAF's fines.

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25 Aug 2011 09:43:28
Wesley Sneijder deal with Manchester United is almost complete.

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This transfer will happen its just a matter of crossing the T's and dotting the I's as they say. i'm sure it will happen, still think it may be on the final day though

UNITEDFORLIFE

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I don t know what all the fuss about sneijder is about.He is most effective in the final third of the park

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I don t know what all this fuss about sneijder is about.Alright he is an amazing player but he is most effective playing in the final third of the pitch where rooney is most effective.Personally i think this would throw up the same problem as england had with gerard and lampard

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The guy is acknowledged by all as World Class, so damn right we are making a fuss.

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Then you have no idea, a player with such talent as wesley is pretty versatile he doesn't have to just sit behind the strikers and wait for the ball, fergie would obvioisly have him drop back a bit deeper.. Trust me guys wesley sneijder is one of thee best in the world no matter what some of you say he is known as a top world class midfielder for a good reason, he does so well on an international level which shows he has skill n experience. He would help us out almost 100% more than if we got some new young upcoming start e.g gotze/ganso etc.

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There is no discussions going on between United and Inter or United and Sneijder, the deal is dead. United may make another move for him, but there is nothing happening at the moment.

Sydney!

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I'll believe it when I see it. Not holding my breath though.

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I think it will happen but not before the weekend.

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Syd, do you think we are now closed for business then? I have heard that we will carry on with what we've got. He likes Pogba and Tunnicliffe, so maybe he doesn't want to stop them coming through.
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'Doyley'

SAF has tried to bring in a player and the fact we haven't brought someone in has nothing to do with Pogba & Tunnicliffe. Tunnicliffe is out on loan and Pogba will get very limited opportunities in the league this season anyway. SAF is a stubborn man and if he cannot bring in his target he isn't the type to bring in 3rd or 4th best.

SAF talked about buying Cantona to help the youth progress, this was his plan for Sneijder, but Sneijder has made it impossible with his wage demands. There is still a week left and United may have one more go at signing him, but I wouldn't be surprised if we didn't. Fingers crossed though eh?

Sydney!

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Cannot see inter selling there best 2 players in one transfer window, eto'o has gone already, they wont sell snijder to i dont think, only him or shweinstiger will do or we should keep what we have.

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Sydney, you and your siuces should know other that what you have posted. This deal is far from dead and without giving too much away a lot is going on at the moment to finalise this deal before the wk-end. Inter want it done before their first match and that is what is currently being worked on at Ot at the moment. your source cant not know this?

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Sydney you need to stop harping on about Sneijders Wage demands. He said no to city coz he wanted us and they were offering him over 250k a week. His wage demands have not held up this deal and you are giving people a totally false picture over this one mate. Its Inter who are trying to cash in by offering him to City and Malaga etc. Why do you think he refused to train at the wk-end. The deal with us will now go thru but please this has never been to do with his demans for money but Inters.

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I am only posting what I have been told and I have been told that the deal is dead. There is time for things to change, but there is nothing happening behind the scenes at this moment in time and hasn't been for weeks now. Would love for him to be wrong, but I don't think he is mate.

Fingers crossed that we do go back in for him though eh? The Anzhi spokesman confirmed today that they signed Eto'o for 18.4m, not the 27m that has been quoted elsewhere. So perhaps in the final hours of the window Inter will be forced to accept a very low fee for Sneijder?

Sydney!

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Trust me Syd its going on at the moment and we will all celebrate together. It has taken a new turn since Sunday evening and things are now heading towards the final stages. Thats all I can say on the matter.

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If it was about fee and not wages, the deal would have been done weeks ago pal, we have been given permission to speak to Sneijder's representatives and it's during those discussions that talks have broken down. You do not discuss transfer fee with Sneijder's representatives, you discuss the fee with Inter.

There is no evidence that Sneijder has rejected City and there is no evidence that City have offered him 250k a week to join them. But it's common knowledge that we were given permission by Inter to speak to the player and it's common knowledge that during these discussions the talks stalled.

Sydney!

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If you are right bud, I will be celebrating too.

Sydney!

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I have no "common knowledge" on what has happened with Sneider. In my opinion we wont sign him and have never seriously been seriously interested in doing so. I also doubt we will sign another player, have had that feeling for the last 3 or 4 weeks.
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SAF has already confirmed our central midfield is light, he has already confirmed it's where we need to strengthen. So you would be foolish to think that we haven't been trying to sign one. He would openly say we need a central midfielder and then not try and buy one.

Sydney!

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F*** ws. he is demanding to much. get flech back sign gotze (talent) and also ross barkley from everton. keep with the youngsters so when we win the league for the 20th time with an average squad age of 25 we will still shine for years to come. go back for wes in jan

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I have to agree with Sydney on all of this he's correct i price cud of been resolved if that was the problem

obviously its wage demands because if he really wanted to come he would take a bigger pay cut than the rumoured 60k i know i would

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Unbelievable - i cant believe after watching one performance of Ross Barkley someone has suggested he is good enough for Manchester United and we should buy him I seem to remember a few other Everton youngsters before Rooney who impressed at a young age including Jeffers, Caddermateri and Ball who all turned out to be not so good after all Lets see a bit more of the lad before making any more stupid statements

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Syd, wish I could tell you more but I cant, Just know this. The deal with Sneijders reps re his terms was accepted. The fee with Inter was originally agreed with them while we were in USA but when it came time to announce the deal, their delay for its announcement I add they then started touting him to the highest bidder ie city. Sneijder said only wanted us and Inter stepped up for Tevez.

City then said they could have Tevez if they got Sneijder, but despite a huge offer of wage from them Sneijder refused.

We were hoping to wrap it up last week but Inter did the same again and offered the player to Malaga and the Russian mega club where Eto has gone.

WS got really fed up then and that is why he wouldn't train and play on Sunday.

Inter have now realised he will only go to Utd and talks between clubs set off again on Sunday night.

That is as much as I can say at this stage.

The guy has not demanded mega wages from us and has been offered less than Rooney.

Inter have been a royal pain in the ass.

Things are now back on track please just wait.

All I can add is that both sides want this finalised before Sunday.

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I do believe that the deal between Man Utd and Sniejder we work but it take time but all i want to say is that we need him for our champions league, take a look at Mancity they got Nasri whcih manu was looking for since bthe beging of the transfer market, but mancity came in and snap the deal but Fergie and David gill are not making the deal look serious, we the fans are tired of expecting we want to see him putting on AON that i love that guy i love MANUTD 4LIVE

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25 Aug 2011 08:30:02
Papers reports United may go for Paulo Henrique Ganso Im not sure who i'd prefer out of Ganso and Mario Gortze Both would be splendid However, any of the two would be better than money grabbing Wesley.S. 7 days to go till window shuts.... Wonder what United are cooking up behind the scenes

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Unfortunately they are cooking up absolutely nothing and it is a shame.

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Exactly how much of Ganso have you seen, seeing as he plays in Brazil and Goetze had a decent season in a good Dortmund team but unproven in Europe so think you should be concentrating on players who are proven performers at the top level ie SCHWEINSTEIGER, DE ROSSI, SNEIJDER

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Money grabbing wes? are you f**king joking? if you ask anyone you know, if you do know anyone, if they'd wanna take a pay cut and i bet most the time it'll be a "f**k off" No other club could get away with asking him to lower his wages, only a club such as United.

Also STOP with the constant talking of how we need youth and money (re-sale), this is NOT fifa i repeat NOT FIFA. This is the real world where experience is worth millions and age is only a matter of state of mind (ryan giggs, 37 and still playing in our first team) 10 years older than Wesley Sneijder, so wes aint really that old is he?

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Joe Cole is 30 and his footballing career is in tatters. Has been for a couple of years now. So how can you compare Sneijder to Giggs, but not Joe Cole? If you are talking about the 'real world', then resale value is important.

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Have to say I completely agree with the f#*ing rant above. Calling Schneider greedy - There isn't one person that has called him greedy that would ever consider taking a pay cut for a new job, who in their right mind would. so if he has agreed a pay cut then fair play. and if he wanted money he could have gone to City

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We have finished all our business in this window, it appears could be a lean season for the trophy cabinet.

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A lean season for the trophy cabinet?
Utd will win the PL no question and wont be far away in the CL either.

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25 Aug 2011 05:35:50
Arsenal have increased their bid for Stade Rennais defensive midfielder Yann M'Vila to 25m Euros, according to L'Equipe.

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Shame really but if he proves himself in the epl im sure we could take him off arsenal

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25 Aug 2011 04:06:18
Expect some Sneijder news in the coming days. To those who may have thought otherwise, it's very much ON

United Till I Die 1987

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Its all talk its the same things day in day out.

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Well said if he was coming he would of put a transfer in him self and be in manchester now its all bull sh't

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Lets hope we either buy someone other than WS, or lets go with what we've got. Ganso, Tiote ,Hamsik or De Rossi would be nice though
Mik

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25 Aug 2011 00:12:17
I love this everyone seems to think we need to improve the team for champions league we coasted the last 3 yrs to semis got caught out once by a great Munich goal our biggest aim is to reach the bar Barcelona have set hard not to see Barcelona in the finals again this season will we be there with them I hope so

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If we want to surpass Barca we will need solid midfield that is definitly don not include ando

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Yeah, hopefully meet Barca but once again our midfield will not live up to theirs. We have a great squad, I think good enough to win the league and progress in Europe, but to win the Champions League, we need world class in the middle

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Why are you attacking ando i thought against spurs he was a threat and he scored so why is he a weak point?

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Well personally I think the midfield this year is stronger we have only played 2/3 games and the midfield has looked comfortable all we lost from last seasons team is scholes and Hargreaves now we have ando who has started well, cleverly, jones and young who gives us more options isn't ando the player who scored 2 in the semis... I def think our midfield is better than last year and prob the best it's been since 08 season and we still managed 2 make 2 champions league finals Barcelona have just set the bar to high for our side at the moment

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How many times did ando and scholes play last season...i think we got a team which can match any team in europe

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Sorry guys, we are all deluded. the only sure fact is that if we do go to the ECL final v Barca again we will witness the same slaughter.Not good enough im afraid.

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