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29 Jan 2019 15:52:00
Fellaini and Darmian both leaving apparently.

2 out 1 in maybe?


1.) 29 Jan 2019 16:10:45
Fingers, toes, legs and eyes crossed. Nothing against them but no point them sitting around its best if we part ways. Thanks and good luck.

2.) 29 Jan 2019 16:50:51
I'm a fan of fellaini, he has always done the job asked of him abd never complained. 100% each time.

He is, however, a perfect example of how the club lost its way in the transfer market post Fergie.

He never suited the style of football we want to see played at this club and he was the type of player that typified our transfer dealings over the last 6 years.

Good player but not a Good fit.

Best of luck to him.

3.) 29 Jan 2019 17:52:15
Club lost its way in to the transfer market during Ferguson tenure. Plenty of examples. Don't even need to. mention the interesting deals with his son.

4.) 29 Jan 2019 18:11:56
Darmian needs to move on for the good of his career. Hasn't worked out for him at United and it seems some of the too sides in Italy would like him so it works out for everyone.

As for Fellaini, I'm not his biggest fan but he is a good plan b and he certainly doesn't fit in with the style of play we have under Solskjaer but it seems strange to sell him at this point in the season. We are quite light in the centre of the park and after the first choice 3 and Fred, we are down to McTominay and Pereira. I'd love to see Pereira come good as he clearly has talent but in all honesty, I think he will also go in the summer. Then there is McTominay, who in the best case scenarion looks as though he needs at least another season before he can make a decent contribution. Unless someone is coming in which I doubt, I would keep him until the summer if we could.

The only other alternative would be another youth player or someone like Valencia who has played CM for Ecuador filling his spot which is again unlikely.

5.) 29 Jan 2019 18:35:27
TFM in instead of Fellaini?

6.) 29 Jan 2019 19:50:13
Not sure he's good enough eric.

7.) 30 Jan 2019 05:24:25
Time for both to move on. Would free up the wages as well.

8.) 30 Jan 2019 12:08:59
He is an example oc the type of football prevoius managers wanted to play never mind transfer policy .

9.) 30 Jan 2019 19:47:01
I will be delighted when he leaves personally. I don't like his style of play i don't think a united team should ever play in a style that suits his best attributes.
He comes across as a nice bloke and he never gave less than his best efforts. However i will see his departure as the beginning of a new era and the beginning of an end to a tough 6 seasons with him being an ever present for them all.
He should never have been bought complete naivety by woodward at the time.
I will wish him well when he leaves but ill be delighted to move forward without him in the squad.



21 Jan 2019 20:50:22
There has been mumblings of new contracts for pogba, martial and de gea.



1.) 22 Jan 2019 09:00:23
May it come to pass.

2.) 22 Jan 2019 09:17:13
Part of me thinks the sanchez contract is complicating things because if he is the highest earner at the club then all three of those players deserve to be earning more than him on both form and potential and the fact that sanchez has been abysmal.

That is obviously not sustainable so Getting him off the books would make lives a lot easier for the contract negotiators at the club.

3.) 22 Jan 2019 10:42:09
All 3 are fundamental for the future.
Sanchez on top form will easily bang in 15 plus goals per season. His workrate, pressing from the front suits Ole's style.

4.) 22 Jan 2019 10:45:52
The fruits of Ole's labours are not just being shown on the pitch. 3 Major players who were said to be on their way out are now talking about new contracts.7 wins from 7 so the boy is doing good.

5.) 22 Jan 2019 12:52:23
Pogba is actively looking for a new club. I wouldn't be rewarding him with a new contract considering his behaviour over the last year.

6.) 22 Jan 2019 15:14:25
I would be delighted if the all renewed their contracts. In terms of Sanchez, I would offer him to Athletico Madrid. If Griezman does leave this summer Sanchez would be a good replacement for them. I suspect he would be happier in a Spanish speaking country. Someone would like his work ethic, the only problem might be his wishes.

I just don’t see where Sanchez fits at Utd. I suspect he doesn’t want to play on the right. He wants left wing or up front. I am sorry but rashford all day long as striker and Martial is left wing first choice so it’s thank you and good bye to Sanchez. He has had 12mths to prove his worth and has failed to do so.

7.) 22 Jan 2019 21:03:48
Crazy idea to be rewarding one of the best players in the world, now on best form, with an improved contract. Far more sensible to sell him to a competitor and replace with an inferior product.

8.) 22 Jan 2019 23:26:36
Pliny, he doesn't want to be here. His agent is hawking him around to anyone who will listen. He's acted like a petulant child and let's not get into his ridiculous instagram posts after we sacked Jose.

Yeah, on his day he's class but he's more likely to have average above average performance than a great one.

There's a reason why Madrid and Barcelona don't fancy him. He'd rather push for a move back to Juventus than play his football at Old Trafford. Let's reward the lad with a wage increase because he's had 3 good games since the new manager took over.

9.) 23 Jan 2019 05:14:31
We need to wait till the end of season to decide on Pogba. First time he is being used correctly and he is making things happen - goals and key passes.
If Pogba maintains consistency, he would be a real asset.
Hopefully becoming a father would bring more maturity out of him.

10.) 23 Jan 2019 17:33:22
agree with you here Mumbles. Football fans have the shortest of memories. We need to wait for things to go wrong for Pogba and see how he reacts before committing to a new deal for him. He's capable of destroying the team as much as he is of improving it. We've seen both sides as evidence already this season.

11.) 23 Jan 2019 20:16:38
Fair point Wazza about seeing how he responds when things stop going our way, but Mumbles, I think you are judging him unfairly.

JM misused him on the pitch and repeatedly used him as a scapegoat. Most players would have struggled, and reacted badly. Since he's been used properly by OGS, he hasn't had a single average performance.

Against Spurs, everyone talked about DDG's saves, but no-one mentioned that Pogba had at least 3 near misses which came closer to scoring than any of Spurs chances. He's being given a chance to play a role that suits him, in a system that suits him, something JM never did. That is what he needs to be judged on, not how he played under JM.



20 Aug 2015 07:34:39
Some news for you Guys we are trying for

Aleksandr kokorin

Russian player so i'm not to sure if any of the information is Correct !


1.) 20 Aug 2015 08:25:43
Isn't he a meerkat?



17 Jul 2015 07:10:45
Eds i seen on the everton page that johnny Evans may be signing for them, I can't see it being by this weekend but do you think a replacement will most certainly come in now next week??


{Ed001's Note - I don't think it is as close as that, it was just talks about him. United are trying to get a centre back in quickly.}

1.) 17 Jul 2015 08:28:47
OK looks like no Sergio. Reports say Otamendi wasn't at the kit launch, maybe nothing to read into it.
Would love us to tempt dortmund/hummels with a bid.

Have a good day guys.

2.) 17 Jul 2015 08:33:46
Any ideas on who the centre back cluld be Ed?

{Ed001's Note - Otamendi looks favourite right now, but until a deal progresses it is difficult to be sure.}

3.) 17 Jul 2015 09:13:53
Thanks ed! Love this site

{Ed001's Note - you are welcome mate.}

4.) 17 Jul 2015 09:43:01
I am sure Benitez would like to get one over Utd by stopping this at all costs, but the decision is still Down to Perez .
Thank god we dodged a bullet with Benteke, looks like the pool have some offloading to do.

5.) 17 Jul 2015 11:08:00
Now there's talk that if we don't get
Ramos we are just going to go with what we've got surely we can't go into a season with s malling and Jones as our first choice CBs granted smalling is getting better but he's always prone to an injury as is Jones who isn't good enough anyway I hope it's just paper talk and he gets otamendi in to partner Rojo with smalls and jo es as back up I'm quite optimistic for this season but if we don't get another CB were going to regret it

6.) 17 Jul 2015 11:37:32
Someone say Jones isn't good enough. Absolute rubbish I'd love a top class cb but happy with going with what we have in the players we used last season. Jones, smalling, rojo, mcnair, blackett. Please remember it wasn't defensively weak just the team as a whole took a while to find real form.

Ps. Jones is actually a better defender than smalling.

7.) 17 Jul 2015 12:34:44
Believe United News.the problem is that Jones and Smalling are constantly injured. Rojo didn't do much better with injuries as well so now your down to Evans, Mcnair and Blackett who are not good enough if you want to win the premiership and the Champions League. They definitely need an top centre back and a forward in my opinion.

8.) 17 Jul 2015 12:53:32
Didn't we have the fourth best defence in the league last year with only 37 goals conceded, and before people say that was down to De Gea, our defence allowed only an average of 10.1 shots per game, joint highest in the league with Southampton, so I don't think our defence is as bad as everyone tries to make out.

9.) 17 Jul 2015 13:26:05
DDG was a big reason why. You think of all of them one on one's he saved.

10.) 17 Jul 2015 14:58:13
States on the United website that LVG is looking to strengthen in 2 positions, I would think that means a striker and a CB

11.) 17 Jul 2015 18:47:12
Make that three as looks like DDG IS OFF to MADRID in the not too distant future!



07 Jul 2015 11:02:48
Some more news. We are in contact with spurs but not for harry kane. Work it out


1.) 07 Jul 2015 11:07:04
Lloris perhaps???

2.) 07 Jul 2015 11:15:02
Where has this info come from big v?

3.) 07 Jul 2015 11:54:24
According to what was said on the spurs page he could well be a target

4.) 07 Jul 2015 13:08:10
Not a hope, I'm a spurs fan, there's no hope of landing either of them. it's just media work. They are both very happy To stay at whl

5.) 07 Jul 2015 15:45:43
I hope it's not Lloris! I'd like Jan Oblak from atleti. !

6.) 07 Jul 2015 15:55:08

Lloris was quoted as saying he works very hard every day so he can play in the champions league. You think that is possible at Spurs or that he was suggesting he is open to a move?

7.) 07 Jul 2015 20:42:27
He has suggested that he wants that at spurs! His body language looks good, his words sound very encouraging. Unfortunately I don't think our squad is good enough?? So I expect him to go nxt summer. It's not to you see him in your team you actually realise just how bloody good he is. We think the opposite to you in believing lloris is much better the ddg. As for kane, that's a funny one, he started his season in November/December as a second or third striker. And again it was only last summer that the staff and some of the players believed he was on his way out!! Rendering him not good enough. That is though apart from mopo. Would I take £40m??? Difficult




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21 Feb 2019 10:24:15
If we sell pogba we must get a replacement,

Who would you replace pogba with realistically?

Feel like something is going on in the back ground we have hardly spent any money and I'm not sure we will strengthen this summer.


1.) 21 Feb 2019 11:09:42
Saul Niguez.

2.) 21 Feb 2019 11:18:43
I think we are just going to have to wait till the summer to see what happens. No point worrying about something which is out of our control and is not happening right now. Let’s just enjoy what is unfolding in front of our eyes because we are finally seeing the Paul pogba that we paid 89m quid for.

I would hate for him to leave. But if there is the possibility that we will sign a few quality players in key positions (cb, rw, cm) then the loss can to mitigated. Everything positive at the moment is going through pogba. We have seen that when he is marked out the game we struggle. If we want to get to the next level we cannot be over reliant on one man.

Now this may be the case if the Ewing theory. This is the theory that a team may lose their best/ most influential player but actually improve as a unit or team. Take Liverpool with coutinho for example. Everything good went through him. Everyone thought when they lost him they would get worse. But if anything they got better. Other players started to flourish and come into their own. The team became better. Ruud is another player. He was maybe the best finisher I have seen for the club. I was devastated when we lost him. But losing him was the best thing that happened because we became a better team. Ronaldo and Rooney stepped out of his shadow and became almost unplayable at times.

I’m not saying this will happen with pogba. I must reiterate I categorically do not want him to leave. But if we lost him and signed say Saul, Sancho and koulibaly then we may just see a more rounded and cohesive team. Just a thought.

To answer your question Big V I think we would need two players to replace pogba. I would sign ndombele and Saul. Although the later will be very expensive and the former is chased by many top teams. But those two with Herrera and matic would be some options. And you hope Fred will prove himself.

3.) 21 Feb 2019 12:35:12
If we are looking for a replacement I wouldn't look much beyond NDembele, his runs from deep are similar, although he isn't as effective in the final third yet he is far better at defending and works harder off the ball.

However, we would still need more creativity and I would look towards a deeplying playmaker to pick up the creative slack.



20 Feb 2019 09:27:03
Hey ed002

I know you say pogba wants to leave, but could it be a tactic for a massive contract?

With him choosing to return to utd surely there must be promises not kept as the reason he wants to leave especially now he is playing regularly.


{Ed002's Note - No.}

1.) 20 Feb 2019 12:15:02
Pogba wants to leave because he prefers the European lifestyle, and because he wants to be in with a genuine chance of winning the biggest honours.

We are 2-3 years away from truly challenging for the UCL, and that's if we hire the right manager, and we make the right signings. A lot of if and maybes. Pogba turns 26 this year. Will he want to be 29 before he has a genuine chance of winning the UCL? Probably not.

If he wants to go then we probably have to let him leave. We have seen with Mourinho that Pogba can be a disruptive influence of he is unhappy.

The club should facilitate him moving on and try and get the best deal for the club.

Looking at a replacement, for me there are two obvious choices in the EPL, Dr Bruyne and Eriksen. Obviously one will not be attainable, so if Pogba was to leave I would go all out to sign Eriksen.

2.) 20 Feb 2019 13:19:28
For the right price he can leave. Why not? Its alright doing it against Brighton but he didn't do it against PSG.

Out of the 3 in midfield he doesn't do a lot at all. On the highlights though he looks a world beater, during the full 90 he shows up once or twice a game.

3.) 20 Feb 2019 13:45:59
I agree about eriksen shappy. Wonderful player. And I disagree FZZ that’s rubbish. We’ve seen pogba can be ill disciplined and poor defensively. But that’s not what he’s in the team to do. Whether people like it or not he’s not going to be follow orders the way Herrera does or always perform his defensive duties. That’s what matic and Herrera are there for. But what he will do is he will produce moments of magic that very few players in the world can do. His qualities in the box and creatively are immense. The way he arrived in the box for the header against Chelsea is the Paul pogba I want to see. Yes some people have issues with his overall role but if he’s doing the business assists and goals wise I don’t actually care about the rest. many May disagree but I am more than happy to watch him doing what he does best.

4.) 20 Feb 2019 14:16:48
Pogba wants to leave because he never wanted to be here in the 1st place. It was almost forced upon him due to the incredible financial gain.

I believe we are only a couple of players away from being title challengers next season.

I doubt he is thinking about 2-3 years away. He never wanted to be back at the club in the first instance.

5.) 20 Feb 2019 14:51:24
Park, the problem with giving Pogba that freedom is it unbalances the side. And against the very best we will come unstuck doing that. As seen against PSG. You can give players that sort of freedom, but you can't give players who play in that position that sort of freedom. If your in midfield you will have to defend, chase back, and do the dirty work from time to time. Free roles like that can only be afforded to players playing further up field where there lack of defensive fight doesn't leave a massive whole in the middle of the team.

That is what will hold Pogba back ultimately from fulfilling his potential.

6.) 21 Feb 2019 05:07:26
Shappy. I think the team will adapt to different tactics next season against the top teams.

Ole in his few months has had success with his split striker approach.
His tactics failed only against PSG. Hopefully it would have been an eye opener for Ole and the coaching staff.

Signing a Centre back of the ilk of Koulibaly will ease more pressure. He is capable of playing good passes out from the back. (Remember Bonucci playing inch perfect diagonal balls to Ronaldo in the CL? )
That's the type of players we must target.

Therefore the whole team including Pogba will benefit from the right recruitment.



12 Feb 2019 12:13:20
I'll be there tonight.

I want to just say that lose or win I all for ole getting the job.
I'm also against signing any big names this summer, we need to get players that are going to do the job and not sign them because of there name like recent years.

Ole deserves the job regardless of what happens between now and end of season, he would be very smart with anyone he acquires for the team.

Rb cb cm rw is all we need.

We should move on mata Valencia darmian rojo Pereira Sanchez lukaku.

4 in 6 out and bring some youth in.


1.) 12 Feb 2019 13:22:22
It’s still too early to make a decision on Ole. We could capitulate in the next 4-6 weeks and where do we go then? Why not make a decision at the end of the season. So far he’s doing great, but I think we should be cautious. If it continues until the end of the season then he will have deserved it.

Also don’t agree we should avoid big names if they’re the right fit. Liverpool signed VVD and Allison and the improvement is monumental. It’s about getting the right fit. Big name or not.

2.) 12 Feb 2019 13:32:12
Were VvD and Allison big names though? i'd say not compared to the likes if di Maria, Falcao, Bastien or Sanchez they weren't. Or did Liverpool just identify problem positions and go out to sign players to fit those positions rather than just grabbing any bug name available and trying to fit them in.

We need to have an idea on the next manager soon or later because that person will need to submit his list of transfer targets so work can begin on getting them in. Leaving things to the end of May doesn't give us a lot of time especially given how notoriously slow United are in the market. The longer we leave it then things have to be rushed. And that costs more. i'd like to see a decision made by start of April, the list handed on and negotiations under way by mid May.

3.) 12 Feb 2019 13:32:21
Agree with all that stand.

4.) 12 Feb 2019 16:11:17
It all "seems" easy for Ole now (im sure there's a lot of work he gets through though! @) . but as was topical during the early part of the season we apparently need a DOF, understandably when things are going well this is less of a focal point. However, Ole or Poch or whoever it turns out to be will need support and a knowledge he will not be thrown under the bus when things inevitably get tough. Whatever they (the hierarchy) eventually do, I hope this is considered.

5.) 12 Feb 2019 16:51:56
Mort, I think that's the point of a DoF. The club want "club" signings not "manager" signings. So whoever gets the job come June will have to operate in such a way. The manager will have a say in signings no doubt, but they will likely have to be within a club structure of signings. Signings that suit the style and image of the club.

In that manner the club has an extensive scouting network, and will have the 100's of potential targets.

Although people often forget scouting starts at home. Unless you have a detailed understanding of the players you have you won't be able to identify what type of players your missing.

That has been an issue with constant changing managers over the last 5 years. Not only have we signed players the managers wanted, but they often came up with this list of players with limited exposure to our current players and their capabilities. This why we often saw a managers signings sitting on the bench while players who were already at the club started the game. That was a classic case of money wasted.

Hopefully this new approach should bring some continuity to our recruitment and some stability to the squad.

6.) 12 Feb 2019 18:10:21
That's if you expect us to actually appoint a DoF. I don't think we will. We've been trying for 3-4 years and got nowhere and suddenly we'll have one in 6 months.



05 Feb 2019 13:36:15
I will be at the psg game,

Is midweek parking/ travel worse than the weekend?

Traveling from the Midlands.


1.) 05 Feb 2019 15:53:23
Yes people going home from work etc, give yourself plenty of time.

2.) 05 Feb 2019 16:25:16
The M6 in the evening? Should be a doddle!

3.) 05 Feb 2019 21:20:40
Lots of roadworks with 50 mph max speed limits. Give yourself minimum 2.5hrs to get there. If you arrive early you can relax have a drink or two and soak up the atmosphere. If you are sitting in traffic with kick off fast approaching it can be a terribly frustrating feeling of being unable to do anything about it.

4.) 05 Feb 2019 23:09:42
Nice advice hedon. big v don't have a couple of drinks and drive home👌👌.

5.) 06 Feb 2019 00:45:17
Ken. Was not advocating being over the limit. You are quite right to point it out though.

6.) 06 Feb 2019 09:19:13
Or have more than a couple of drinks, celebrate after the match and go home next day. You will probably wake up after rush hour. :P.

7.) 06 Feb 2019 16:52:57
I park at the bridge inn in Sale and jump on tram from dane rd, 2 stops and your there. Better for traffic getting back on the motorway.



01 Feb 2019 15:45:05
Not bringing anyone in is always risky but ole believes the youth are good enough.

We won't owe much money for previous transfers come July and we have cash in the bank, expect to see the British record broken.

As for people hammering Andreas for the goal we conceded, Jones should not have passed to a player being marked by 3-4 people and matic didn t bother to make any ground up.

First game in a while so give the lad a break.


1.) 01 Feb 2019 16:13:37
I was a big fan of Andreas Pereira, and I thought he had a chance to make it at our club. This is not a knee jerk reaction to a mistake that many other could have made, and certainly he was not the only one at fault for that goal. I just don't think he will make in in the EPL.

He's clearly a fantastically talented player, yet he seems to be missing that presence to play in the heart of midfield while also not having the pace or directness to play wide. I think he needs to play as a No.10 in a league that isn't as robust as the EPL to truly reach his potential.

I don't see who he could displace in our side, and without regular games he will stagnate, if he hasn't started to already.

He isn't defensively savvy enough or physically strong enough to replace Matic or Herrera, and he isn't consistent enough or able to assert himself enough offensively to replace Pogba.

I think he would be best suited to playing wide in a flat midfield four, deep enough to find space and use his clever forward passing to cause problems, yet not expected to be as physical as a CM.

I hope he proves me wrong, but he is 23 now. And bar the odd good performance in Spain I haven't seen him showing the kind of form or performances that suggest he will kick on.

2.) 01 Feb 2019 19:32:53
Not sure how you can make that conclusion Shappy after limited game time. Right now, our midfield 3 picks itself, but he’s a decent reserve and better than bringing on the big man and hoofing it to him. Of all the positions, centre mid is hard to pick up the rythem and pace of games from the bench, let alone when being brought out of the cold and lacking full match fitness which can only come with regular football.

3.) 02 Feb 2019 05:11:41
I’m not understanding th hype over Pereira, I haven’t seen anything that gives me optimism he can make it. He looked lost on Tuesday and off the pace. If his best position is further up the pitch then I don’t see how he gets game time, right now out challenges are further back.

4.) 02 Feb 2019 10:07:21
His best position is as a number ten. Which we don't really play with. I think he'll leave an in 2-3 years he'll be at getafe or olympiakos.




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09 Jul 2015 23:20:42
Monday will be the decisive day, apparently they meeting over the weeken sweini n the chairman, looks like bayern will generously ask him to leave or be on the bench




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08 Jul 2015 19:12:11
Gets him off wage bill, we don't need a sulking rvp making a nuisance in the dressing room




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05 Jul 2015 15:02:13
Please don't rely on one persons judgement, i mean we have signed many players that just did not make it !




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04 Jul 2015 23:37:35
Apparently can play rb/lb i only judge once they get utd shirt on what they have done before is irrelevant. It's what they do in the utd colours that matters to me




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22 Jun 2015 11:23:29
Ed is there not a chance of perez having enough and ramos burning his bridges, it may then happen?


{Ed001's Note - if that happened I am sure that it could be a possibility, but Ramos has very publicly come out and distanced himself from any move away and stated that he would stay at Madrid. He has also laughed at the idea of joining Barca.}




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17 Jan 2019 17:34:35
Thanks for the information guys, I'll show my Mrs and let her decide as this is her first time. Took me 3 years to get her to old Trafford 😁.




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16 Jan 2019 21:01:29
Shappy that's incorrect, latest results show it's 129.




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16 Jan 2019 17:54:40
Haha come on now let everyone else see the information 😁.




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14 Jan 2019 13:34:37
He can only work with what he has got, if the board don't invest in defence then you can't hold that against ole.




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17 Sep 2016 20:44:32
Rashford and martial can do the job,