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16 Jul 2017 20:31:18
Romero has signed a new 4 year contract. Number 1 if DeGea goes me thinks with Pereira as back up.


1.) 16 Jul 2017 21:18:26
You can't go from DDG to Romero, at a club like Man Utd, we need world class.

2.) 16 Jul 2017 21:23:32
I thought romero was looking at leaving due to wanting to be first choice keeper.

So does this mean that DDG may be on the move?

Obviously romero wasnt quoted saying that he wants to be first choice so its all just rumour.

3.) 16 Jul 2017 21:38:04
Wayne, out of available keepers, who is better than Romero?

4.) 16 Jul 2017 21:47:16
I think he deserves the contract and nothing more to read into it than that.

5.) 16 Jul 2017 23:14:14
I hope DeGea doesn't go, but if it is his wish to leave then I wouldn't be against Romero getting his chance, as I don't see any better out there that are available.

6.) 16 Jul 2017 23:25:49
personally if de gea does go I think schmeichel would be perfect for us.

7.) 17 Jul 2017 01:33:17
Dont see why anyone thinks we need a new keeper. Romero has conceded 10 goals in 28 games and helped us win the Europa League? I think that makes him more than qualified.

8.) 17 Jul 2017 07:37:54
Schmeichel is a good but not great keeper and all the very best title winning teams are built on a strong defensive base with a top top keeper. When teams face a top keeper they know they have to do something extra special to beat him and over the course of a season a top keeper has a huge input into winning trophies.

9.) 17 Jul 2017 08:28:28
What does world class even mean? Romero is Argentina''s No1 (a country with much better team than England) and has played in Copa Americas and World Cups. He's more than good enough if Dave wants to go home.

10.) 17 Jul 2017 08:51:37
Hart schmeichel etc are not an improvement on romero. Only 2 prem keepers i would consider as improving on romero is coutois and loris. Definately would prefer woody to concentrate on other areas.

11.) 17 Jul 2017 09:03:51
I'd be perfectly happy with big serge as #1.

12.) 17 Jul 2017 09:15:09
There's no way Romero is good enough to be our first choice keeper. If he was he'd have teams knocking the door down to sign him while he was sat on the bench. He looks nervous catching the ball and is only a couple of mistakes away from the masses turning on him.

13.) 17 Jul 2017 10:25:09
Romero is a very good goalkeeper. Who is available who is definitely an improvement? Donnarumma just signed a new deal and will be in Milan for at least another year or more. Oblak is unlikely to be allowed to leave for similar reasons for Atletico not selling Greizmann to us earlier in the window.
Ederson looks a great prospect but is at City now. Buffon isn't for sale and would never leave Juve now. Courtois won't leave Chelsea. Lloris won't be allowed to leave Spurs.

So name me a better goalkeeper than Romero who is available this summer?

He has a very good record with us, he is yet to lose a game having won 14 of the 18 games he has played for us. While only conceding 6 goals, and keeping 12 clean sheets.
He has played in a World cup final, Copa America final, confederations cup final and a Europa league final. He has amazing experience, has a great record and is settled in Manchester.

If DDG leaves this summer I don't believe there is a better replacement available. DDG is arguably the best keeper in the world everyone is going to be a step down.

14.) 17 Jul 2017 10:48:09
I agree with Brendan and Shappy. Although Off my head available keepers that i wouldn't mind seeing come in are
Yann Sommer
If fit Mattia Perin
Bernd Leno

From these 3, if Perin can stay fit, I'd say he will be the only one better than Romero, the other 2 I put at par. But this is just my opinion.

15.) 17 Jul 2017 10:53:18
Shappy, most players are available for the right price. Romero has kept clean sheets against minnows so I don't think there's much weight behind those stats.

I agree, any other keeper is a step down from DDG, does that mean we should go from 'best' to 'backup'? Any manager was going to be a step down from SAF but could we have got better than Moyes? Of course we could. We just chose the wrong man. Something we can't afford to do again when replacing arguably our best player.

16.) 17 Jul 2017 10:59:08
I can imagine that Mourinho may go with Romero this year if DDG does go, with Pereira as back up considering how highly Mourinho rates him.
He hadfaith in Romero at the end of last year so no doubt he would this year.
Allowing us to assess the pair of them and if not happy make a move for Oblak next summer.

17.) 17 Jul 2017 11:14:59
Okay Wazza name who you would buy and how much they would cost?

18.) 17 Jul 2017 11:20:56
There are a reason why Jose has been bigging up Joel Perrera recently and giving Serge the new contract. Dave is off home and good luck to him as he has been truly awesome. Let's get a big wad of cash for him, and take one of Real's players in exchange. Kroos or Bale please.

19.) 17 Jul 2017 12:22:39
If we could swap him for Bale, I'd be happy to play with a "backie"!

20.) 17 Jul 2017 13:10:51
Would'nt want De Gea to leave, but if he did I'd be happy with Romero for a season while we see if Perrera develops into a new number one.

21.) 17 Jul 2017 14:21:04
Didn't ed mention Handanovic?

Just to add, I think Romero deserves his chance if DDG leaves. He hasn't let us down.

22.) 17 Jul 2017 17:25:21
If it was me, I would use all the money to get Hugo lloris, world class and proven. And don't give me any crap about not being available (every player has a price no matter what) . Romero is a very very good number 2 but a decent number 1 at best.

23.) 17 Jul 2017 18:07:29
Shappy, it's really not difficult to find better goalkeepers than Romero because he's about average and as for how much anyone costs I don't really think any views on that matter any more.

24.) 17 Jul 2017 18:25:12
W8506 - Hugo Lloris is going nowhere, I guarantee Levy would have us pay roughly the same sort of figure for him as we would receive for DDG. And this "every player has a price no matter what" is very simplistic. I'm sure for the most part that statement is true, How much do you think Juve want for Buffon? How much would Madrid want for Oblak? Just because a player has a price it doesn't mean its a fair one.

Wazza - I refer you back to Shappy: Which Keeper would you buy and for how much? We have a keeper who has proven to be good for us, is happy playing for us, and doesn't want to leave! You say "hes a couple of mistakes away from the masses turning on him", well shame on those masses (would you be one of those? ), what ever happened to supporting a team.

MBD - Agreed.

25.) 17 Jul 2017 18:45:13
Is Lloris that much better than Romero tho? I've seen him make plenty of mistakes in games, so for me he isn't the upgrade on Romero that would be worth the premium he would cost. As I say, I'd give Romero the chance. Very good keeper, experienced, national number 1, played in lots of big games and finals. Not many out there better, and even few worth the stupid money it would take to get them.

26.) 17 Jul 2017 19:02:48
Wazza you keep telling me there are better keepers available but have so far not been able to name one. So come on who would you sign?

27.) 17 Jul 2017 21:42:09
I hope if we do sell ddg to Madrid then let's make em pay top dollar, they tried to shaft us over marata 80 mill yet reports suggest its only 62 mill to Milan, personally hope they tell em to swivel.

28.) 19 Jul 2017 05:06:38
What Shappy said!

Romero is class and I thought so from the his first game at OT.

C'mon Wazza tell us who we can sign who is better. We're waiting!



09 May 2017 20:39:01
Pogba transfer to be investigated by FIFA. Seems fishy this has been anounced 2 days before a Euro semi final.


{Ed004's Note - or it just happens to coincide with contract leaks? I'm guessing it's to do with Raiola's fee}

1.) 09 May 2017 21:08:02
Why does it have anything to do with Thursday?

Ed - am I right in thinking Raiola's fee was settled by Juve in the end, or is it not that simple?

{Ed004's Note - I am honestly not sure. By briefly looking at the leaks I think us, Juve and Pogba paid him}

2.) 09 May 2017 21:12:28
Over 40 mill was it? Absolutely bonkers.

{Ed004's Note - Apparently so}

3.) 09 May 2017 21:15:24
Well UEFA and FIFA don't really like the English do they? Nice little way to unsettle the favourites who happen to be English.

I like a conspiracy :-)

4.) 09 May 2017 21:23:32
We also settled a 2 mill debt of pogbas cough cough .
The fact raiola's is making 40 odd mil from the deal is a joke different form of 3rd party ownership .

{Ed004's Note - I thought Pogba paid Raiola 2 million?}

5.) 09 May 2017 21:44:56
I think it said united payed 2.2mil that pogba owed to one of raiolas company's.
Issues said to be conflict of interest he represented the player united and juventus .
Will all come out in the wash.



22 Apr 2017 22:05:57
DeGea's house has gone up for sale apparently. Let silly season truly begin 😃.


1.) 23 Apr 2017 07:43:07
Lol I heard he rented anyway. 😂.

2.) 23 Apr 2017 07:48:15
And pple don't believe he is going for £70m. Ain't no fire without a spark. Sad if true but we will survive. We are Man Utd.
Even if Arsene Wenger say we will crash without Ibra we will rise again. We will prove these jealous dumb buns wrong. Wenger just can't take it that Jose will be successful here. He'd wished he was taking over but unfortunately he is not qualified.
Things happened for a reason. Without Ibra Jose will be challenged to use all his brain cells and it will give opportunities to those who works hard for Jose.

3.) 23 Apr 2017 08:23:05
Ironically I think we will be better without ibra going forward because it gives us more flexibility. When ibra plays, we cater for him. Without him I think Rashford gets the nod at 9 and potentially we are a much more dangerous and potent front 4.

4.) 23 Apr 2017 09:05:14
I think Wenger needs to worry about his own team first before criticising others

Sad regarding Zlatan, but that's the harsh reality of football, just need to concentrate on getting Champions League football via winning the Europa League or finishing in the top 4.

5.) 23 Apr 2017 09:59:11
We should try to win the Europa for Ibra and let him and Rooney hold the cup together. Two greats.
Would then be nice to use that to slap Wengers mouth for talking too much. Better if we finish above Arsenal.
Also agree with angel that without Ibra our attack will have plenty of pace. So just need to focus on scoring accuracy.

6.) 23 Apr 2017 10:06:35
Ibra hasn't even been at the club a full season there are one or 2 who deserve to lift the cup before him.

7.) 23 Apr 2017 12:08:40
666 where did you read this whole ddg off for 70mn no one reliable is reporting it, also the house sale rumours come from ever reliable sun.

8.) 23 Apr 2017 13:34:59
News from Asia CSM. Betting contacts putting bets out.

9.) 23 Apr 2017 15:07:21
ohh, hopefully they aren't reliable, losing ddg would be a big problem.

10.) 24 Apr 2017 10:30:57
Maybe he's just moving to a new house?

11.) 24 Apr 2017 18:24:23
lol I love your optimism eric!



13 Sep 2015 08:37:00
LVG to sign a new contract, I know a few on here who'd be delighted with that, were it to happen.


{Ed025's Note - i know a lot who would not brendan..

1.) 13 Sep 2015 08:58:45
Surely not ed? I'm sure Beast, and the like, would be delighted!

{Ed025's Note - LVG is...moyes with money..brendan..

2.) 13 Sep 2015 09:22:53
I hope not. I'm not saying I want LVG sacked or anything but 3 years is enough. His role was to get us back in the CL and potentially challenge for trophies and by the end of next season I feel he will have accomplished that but alluding to a post Shappy wrote a couple of weeks ago, he has got rid of players who were perhaps not good enough and lowered the average age which means we might well have a bright future after his tenure. While we may have a bright future following some of the things LVG has done, he shouldn't be the one to manage us following the end of next season.

{Ed025's Note - its very easy to lower average age stats just buy 2 young untried forwards for squillions of pounds mate..

3.) 13 Sep 2015 09:39:21
I just can't see it, surely we can't be this incompetent. It makes me wonder if the decision makers watch the games.

4.) 13 Sep 2015 09:44:58
Well that's true Ed but he's looked to have a team where the majority of our squad are mid to late twenties and shipped out many players who most would say were not of the quality required. Look at Nani, Anderson, Cleverley, RVP, Rafael, Lindegaard, Evans etc. He's far from my ideal manager and he's made some daft decisions but I think he's done well in getting rid of players who shouldn't have even been there when he took over.

{Ed025's Note - he has done well in that department Rj, but i still dont feel hes the right man long term mate..

5.) 13 Sep 2015 10:20:37
L.E.G.E.N.D chaps, don't question it.

6.) 13 Sep 2015 11:42:44
I hope it happens personally.

7.) 13 Sep 2015 11:48:49
He's always been pretty vocal that he was going to retire after this contract - I don't think he'll change his mind.

8.) 13 Sep 2015 13:50:47
Ed it won't be long term he's just here to sort the mess out so the next chap has easier job

9.) 13 Sep 2015 15:50:41
Common 025, LVG is much better than Moyes. He knows the game inside out and doesn't look like a lost little boy that's out of his depth. His knack of upsetting and falling out with players is a little worrying, but aside from that I think he was and still is exactly what we need.

{Ed025's Note - i think he may be a short term answer prodigal, seems a bit set in his ways to me mate and not everyones cup of tea..

10.) 13 Sep 2015 18:52:48
May be the decision makers think that Giggs needs more time as someone's deputy. May be even Giggs was in favour of it.

11.) 14 Sep 2015 18:58:25
I think giggs needs to manage a smaller club before we ever consider him for the utd job.



10 Jun 2015 14:16:58
Rumours that Real have tabled a bid of £73m for Courtois. I don't believe it is accurate, but if it was, it would be a strange decision on their part, unless DeGea has told them he isn't leaving, which is seemingly unlikely. Silly season is well and truly upon us!


1.) 10 Jun 2015 14:55:15
How on Earth can u think that a club can offer 73m for a keeper ?! I would like to know where did you read it ?!

2.) 10 Jun 2015 15:34:37
Roughly €100m so possibly €50m fee and €10m p/year contract for 5 years? Ok I'm clutching at straws here.

3.) 10 Jun 2015 15:46:41
I wouldn't put most things past Real Madrid, but that one might be a little too far. Definitely going for 'unbeveliable'.

4.) 10 Jun 2015 16:10:22
I really don't think there's a club in the world that would pay more than £30m for a keeper (excluding wages etc.). That's my opinion.

5.) 10 Jun 2015 16:40:47
I don't either Ziko, but this is Madrid! Plus they would get a good 15 years of what is a top quality goalkeeper. If it was just a fee and not wages, which I can't believe for a second, that would be just short of £5m per season plus wages on top, a lot but not if he helps them win a few leagues and CL's in that time,I suppose. Still bull doo doo's though I'd say.

6.) 10 Jun 2015 19:22:01
After all, I'm very sad about him leaving. Doesn't really matter to me for how much 1m or 100m. It's a shame because he will be the best keeper in the world for many years. And I rate him over Neuer and Courtois, and not because he is (was) our player.

7.) 10 Jun 2015 20:09:24
I don't believe that juve and Buffon subscribe to your theory ziko.

8.) 11 Jun 2015 01:54:37
Juve spent more on a gk many moons ago?

Oh no I must be wrong because Juve only purchase work class midfielders for free!

9.) 11 Jun 2015 10:00:52
At the end the correct rumour was that Chelsea put the price tag of 73m, not Real offer :)

10.) 11 Jun 2015 15:54:15
Paper talk to hurry DDG into pushing to leave. Maybe utd won't budge from a price and real trying to penny pinch so piling pressure on DDG to help them get a better deal




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05 Aug 2017 21:16:21
So Fellaini agreed a deal to leave and JM blocked it, that'll make people on here happy 😂.


1.) 06 Aug 2017 08:49:27
I think deal maybe on hold until other targets are brought in. I think Jose knows we need a big squad this season, so why sell players at the risk they will not be replaced by the club?

If we were to sign a couple more players even if they are not midfielders, I think he'll move to Gala. But I think Jose is right, unless targets are brought in, why sell any?

2.) 06 Aug 2017 08:58:56
Ins: Lukaku, Lindelof, Matic.

Outs: Rooney, Ibrahimiovic, Schweinsteiger, Adnan.

Likely Outs: Young, Smalling, Darmian, Fellaini

But I don't think we will see many leave until targets are bought. Players in first, then if that happens, players will begin to be sold.

3.) 06 Aug 2017 09:48:58
Agreed sydney.

4.) 06 Aug 2017 10:43:08
I think the injury to young rules out him going now. Likewise with rojo out to december smalling may also stay.

Syd in your outs you forgot depay and sch eiderlin. They may have gone mis season but that is anoter 2 gone from the squad that started last season.

5.) 06 Aug 2017 11:41:34
Rooney, Ibrahimiovic, Schweinsteiger, Adnan with Depay and Scheiderlin that has got to be around £1 million a week in savings.

6.) 06 Aug 2017 12:29:27
Ox - There is certainly room for one or two more signings and perhaps a "marquee" signing if or when that should happen. I believe a certain little Frenchman would have been signed now had his sparkly new stadium not caught his eye. I think Real Madrid may trigger his clause next year. But we will see. With all the inflated prices this season, his clause may see a number of clubs activate it. Or bid a similar amount considering the clause isn't relevant to non-Spanish clubs.

7.) 06 Aug 2017 14:30:36
Maybe Jose rates him?
Didn't sell him last summer or Xmas played and backed the player .

I think the move makes sense for player and club but the wig a very handy option give the manager something else.



13 Jul 2017 17:48:49
Everton's new striker scored a belter today. Should we put in a cheeky bid?


1.) 13 Jul 2017 18:08:09
Waiting for all of the Rooney-haters on this page to start finding things to criticize about the strike. "well, he would have hit it even harder ten years ago" "how much did he get paid to score that goal" "i bet he eats a cheeseburger after the match". smh. shameful really. will never understand it, will never forget it when the same fans ask for loyalty from a player in the future.

2.) 13 Jul 2017 18:09:50
stupid woody, should have put a buyback clause for the sale, we might have to buy him back for 100mn in a few years time.

3.) 13 Jul 2017 21:24:13
I haven't been a fan of Rooney for a long time, but I've always respected him as a player and what he has achieved at our club (even if I feel he could have achieved so much more with a little professionalism) .

But his time at our club had clearly been drawing to a close for a few years. He leaned early and I think especially in the last few years at our club he seemed to lack that fire in his belly type motivation that made him such an explosive talent in his early years.

Hopefully a move back to his boyhood club can reigniting that fire and we can see one last hurrah from the most talented English player of his generation.

4.) 14 Jul 2017 00:21:03
Rooney is going to have an incredible start to his career back at Everton but would slow down by this time next year.
Good luck to him.

5.) 14 Jul 2017 09:30:48
I don't think anybody who watched Rooney over the last few years could be slaggged off for thinking he has not been good.

The issue people had was that he played whatever form he was in and he was clearly on a downward curve and not adding much to the team.

He will always be a legend at United whether people like it or not, he scored more than Sir Bobby for God sake, people can now look at what he did for us and enjoy it rather than get annoyed that he went on too long. The reaction of the fans at OT to him has always been fantastic, it is just on forums etc where he was slagged off, I have never heard him booed or anything at the stadium and I can't wait for the Everton game to hear the reception he gets. I love when a hero comes back with a rival club, I don't know what it is like for other clubs but for us it always feels so special.

6.) 14 Jul 2017 17:30:21
For once i am in total agreement. Wayne Rooney may have been sluggish the last few years.

But without his 250 goals where would we be in the league and would we have won as much.

Give me a 24 yr old Rooney out of anyone in the team today. A legend with fire power and guile who we won't see his kind again for decades. Rashford martial etc not fit to tie his laces compared to 20yr old Rooney

Haters will be haters when a player ain't jumping through hoops and blame a player not the team

Real supporters get behind the team for the bad and the great.



11 Jun 2017 13:02:44
Congratulations to the England U20 team on winning their World Cup. Great achievement!


1.) 11 Jun 2017 13:56:23
Take note England senior team.

2.) 11 Jun 2017 14:28:43
I was made up after watching that. A cracking performance form the lads.

3.) 11 Jun 2017 14:30:04
This is what we've been missing for so many years, a winning mentality from an early age.

I think we would benefit from introducing a rule whereby any player under 21 cannot be called up to the senior team so they have to earn their stripes with their age group. There would be the odd occasion where it would work against us but in the long run the players would benefit from playing together for a longer period and more minutes on the pitch.

4.) 11 Jun 2017 15:00:27
Great achievement. Proud day for them all and their families.



09 Jun 2017 18:16:42
Just a quick post about Morata. I keep seeing people saying things like 'why would we spend X amount on a player who was only bought for €30m last summer', and it's getting a bit annoying. Real Madrid had a buy back clause at that amount if I'm not mistaken, otherwise he would still be at Juventus now I'd say, or would have been sold elsewhere for quite a bit more. Real saw he'd done ok and probably bought him back to make more money which looks like they will.

Now I don't want united paying stupid money for him, anything around £50m in this day would be ok I guess, which is ridiculous to say. Question him as a player if you don't feel he is right for us, but don't beat him and the club because he had a clause in his contract set at a price and now will be sold for more. Hardly either parties fault is it?


1.) 09 Jun 2017 18:53:18
Jose's a fan, if he is spending big for him then he sees something that will work for us, let's crack on and get things done.

2.) 09 Jun 2017 19:28:26
Jose hasn't got a clue tho AJH, you must have read that on here this past season.

3.) 09 Jun 2017 20:49:46
Disagree. RM decided that at the end of the 2016 season Morata will be worth £26m. Now they are deciding at the end of the 2017 that he is worth £70m.

Now because MU are interested our fans are finding ways to justify it. Take off the rose tinted glasses. 2 weeks ago there's not one person on here who would've been happy with paying so much money for Morata but now it's actually happening I'm seeing people clutch at straws to justify the price.

Form someone who generally isn't bothered how much money we spend, this is an exception and is ridiculous. We are buying RM's backup for close to world record fees.

4.) 09 Jun 2017 21:29:27
It was a buyout price not what Real valued him at. They sold him for €20m and put a €30m buyback in the contract. The buyback was a good value price for a potentially very good young player. Last summer they knew they'd get more for him if they sold him on, I think Arsenal and others were looking at him at that time, so bought him back. For Real it made huge sense. It cost them €10m on the transfer fee, but saved them 2 years wages, plus he got more experience and in another league/ country. Now he will be sold for £50m+, can't fault Real on this one.

Also, I think you'll find my post was just aimed at people, like yourself, mixing up what he could have cost last summer to someone like Arsenal etc, compared to the price real paid, which was set in the contract and no doubt a lower price.

The argument that people come out with for not buying him because the difference in price between €30m and €60m or whatever is plain stupid, as last summers price wasn't a true value of him at that time.

I'd personally go for Belotti but if we get Morata then so be it.

5.) 09 Jun 2017 21:37:04
As soon as we are linked to a player he becomes world-class and just what we need .

Decent player imo not great but if we sign him great, I hope he kicks on .
Would Madrid be looking for 70 mil if it wasn't united, who cares it's the club money .

6.) 10 Jun 2017 08:16:21
Brendan. The buy back price is a fee that both RM and Juve greed would be a fair valuation for a player after further development over the time of the contract. Take off the rose tinted glasses and see what's in front of you. Another 12 months on the substitutes bench coming on to score against minnows does not treble a players value. What trebles a players value is when MU declare an interest and people trying to justify it are blinkered.

Jred is absolutely right. We get linked with a player and suddenly he's world class. Morata is not world class. Benzema keeps him out of the team and he is not world class, nor would I take him either.

7.) 10 Jun 2017 09:38:52
What has the price of a football transfer got to do with any of you unless we have the CFO of United hidden amongst our ranks? Doesn't effect the price of my season tickets one bit (yet) .

Jose loves Morata and that's good enough for me. Sign him up.

8.) 10 Jun 2017 11:47:34
Depends on the price agreed for the sale between Real and Juve. €20m for a young player highly regarded is pretty cheap, which is probably why the buy back price was set very low. Imagine Rashford being sold for that price now? This site would go into meltdown!

To have rose tinted glasses I think I would need to want the player. TBH I'd buy others before him so that argument doesn't really work on this occasion. By all means say he isn't worth X amount or you don't want him, but don't base that argument on a lower price paid last year agreed 2 years previously. Pretty sure Arsenal were rumoured to be after him last year for about £40m. Prices for all players have gone mental this summer with all the extra tv money, not just for united.



15 May 2017 22:48:10
Not united related, but I hope that Middlesbrough pull out a good performance against Liverpool on Sunday. Never really wanted Arsenal to win before, but I'd rather them in the top 4 than the Scousers. I like Wenger too and can't be doing with Klopp the more I seen of him. He's as annoying as Conte who bounces all over the place and Mourinho who's a miserable tw*t.


1.) 15 May 2017 23:10:24
Brendan I think they will win 2-1.

2.) 15 May 2017 23:22:16
Who middlesborough? Yeah me too, a definite
2-1, sounds familiar ;-)

3.) 16 May 2017 00:36:30
You boys just focus on your game. Similar situation to us - one off match and over whelming favourites to win.
Though with your favoured approach of playing a back 6
I can see you playing for a win on penalties from about the 20th minute. 😉
Anyway, good luck chaps, if we all got in it might just be the start of a renaissance of English football in Europe, like it was 10 years before.

4.) 16 May 2017 01:01:14

If you manage 4th you will likely be two games away from champions league football, whatever happens we are only one game away.

5.) 16 May 2017 07:25:16
Ha! Fair point GDS, but you know what I meant.

6.) 16 May 2017 08:24:26
Frankly speaking as long as we beat Ajax and get into CL then I don't care about Liverpool or the arse. We need to do our job against Ajax and Bobby is right as we'll probably score in 20th minute then park the bus for the rest of the game.
Ajax are no mugs. They're young and inexperienced but they can play. If the bookies are making us hot favourites then I totally disagree. We never score a lot of goals. So it will be a tight match.




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16 Aug 2017 19:46:01
I'd be happy to go at this season with our current squad. If players like Smalling, Fellaini etc are happy playing back up roles then keep them. I'd even take Zlatan back for the second half of the season if he accepted a back up role. We look in excellent shape squad wise. Will we win the league? I'm not sure, but we look in very good shape to at least give it a very good go.

For arguments sake, let's say that our first choice formation was 433 and team would currently be DeGea, Valencia, Bailly, Jones, Shaw, Matic, Herrera, Pogba, Rashford, Miki, Lukaku.

We then have an excellent 2nd keeper, who could play for most sides around Europe in my eyes, and a very good young, learning the ropes 3rd keeper.

Our back up defenders are likely to be Darmian, Rojo, Smalling, Blind and Lindelof to begin with at least. I'm pretty sure there are lots of teams who would happily take a mixture of those guys as their first choice defence, and we can call on them as back up.

Midfield we can call on Carrick, Fellaini, Pereira and Blind if needed.

Then going forward we have Lingard, Martial, Mata and Young.

This isn't to mention quite a few promising youngsters. Now to me that is a very good squad. Yes there are some players we would love who could improve us further like Griezmann, but I honestly don't think there are that many players out there, who we would have a hope of signing, that would improve us enough to swap them for what we have. If Jose wanted Perisic still and that meant Young left, then so be it, I wouldn't say he was wrong, but I don't think that he is a necessity and wouldn't be such a huge upgrade on what we can currently call on.

Let's get our heads down, work hard and see where this bunch of lads can take us this season.




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03 Aug 2017 20:28:33
I'm with Shappy, it's a no from me. If he was as injury free as Ronaldo it would be a yes, but he isn't and would be a huge gamble at his age and with the way injuries have been going of late.




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28 Jul 2017 22:55:46
Liverpool 2nd? Seriously?

I'd go

Spurs (Just think they'll do it this year)
Chelsea (2nd season syndrome)
United (improved but not quite enough yet)
City (lots of new players, just don't see it happening)
Arsenal (Wenger out brigade will be out again)
Pool (Poor defence, don't see them challenging)




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26 Jul 2017 20:05:42
I've said before and will do again, for the figures that it would take, I wouldn't sign Bale. Injured far too much, relies on pace a lot which will means he will peak and decline pretty quickly. He may transition into a striker when that happens, bit like Ronaldo, but he doesn't have as much to his game as Ronaldo.

If the price was low enough then I'd give it a go, but for stupid money, no thanks.




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26 Jul 2017 20:05:42
I've said before and will do again, for the figures that it would take, I wouldn't sign Bale. Injured far too much, relies on pace a lot which will means he will peak and decline pretty quickly. He may transition into a striker when that happens, bit like Ronaldo, but he doesn't have as much to his game as Ronaldo.

If the price was low enough then I'd give it a go, but for stupid money, no thanks.





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21 Aug 2017 21:13:34
Best thing he's done for us in 4 years ;-)




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20 Aug 2017 10:31:02
Him and Smalling need to stay away from each other in training. The less clearances he does with his face the better too.




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18 Aug 2017 19:37:21
Bargain Deano! And DeGea will leave for £46m apparently.




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18 Aug 2017 19:09:43
He can sign for City for me. Never really rated him hugely to be honest, but he is a good lad and a pro by all accounts. Would I rather play for city in a few games a season or be captain at West Brom and playing every week? Tough one, but I'm sure he isn't short of money so that probably wouldn't be the decider.




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18 Aug 2017 19:00:22
I agree with that Big Al. What are your thoughts on Mr Klopps time at Liverpool so far?