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13 Nov 2017 23:02:34
More rumours around that we are to splash a load of money on buying Gareth Bale from Real Madrid next Summer. Bale has been a very good player but he is 29 next Julu. Perhaps more importantly he has missed 40 of Reals last 60 games through injury. I suspect his best days may be behind him.


1.) 14 Nov 2017 00:15:06
Wouldn’t touch him Cinderella. Always preferred griezmann so we can only hope.

2.) 14 Nov 2017 08:46:20
Griez and Bale are now quite different players but I think the ship has sailed on Bale and we should be looking to players who can stay fit but be equally effective. He’s too bulky now and his explosive pace means he’s always susceptible to an injury. Personally I think the full back positions, especially left back are much more urgent positions to address to give us more balance and width.

3.) 14 Nov 2017 09:43:03
I like Bale but his injury record just gets worse and worse, I don’t think he is worth the risk any more.

4.) 14 Nov 2017 10:35:43
I'm a big bale fan and would have loved us to get him last summer, other posters pointed out it was to risky as he's injured a lot and now to be honest they are being proved correct . Very hard to justify big fee and big wages .

5.) 14 Nov 2017 13:38:01
If Real believed in Bale then he wouldn't be leaving. Too many injuries have cost him. Back to Spurs would be good business.

6.) 14 Nov 2017 14:49:45
I'm also a long term admirer of bales but at his age and likely cost its a huge risk given his injury record.
Bale at his best is awesome but are we likely to see him fit often enough?
A very reluctant no from me.
Sods law tells me he will sign for spurs and play 150 games in a row if we pass him up.

7.) 15 Nov 2017 11:52:55
Have never wanted bale and bearing in mind that he is having a bad season at AM I am not convinced that griezmann is worth the money he would cost. Since the board may be unwilling to sanction another huge signing 30 million on ozil might not be the worst shout especially as he has worked with Jose before. I would also agree that sorting out our full back options should be the main priority.

8.) 15 Nov 2017 14:25:52
Bale is on a downward slide. Griezman looks Barcelona bound. I still say Sanchez would do great at UTD - Jose wanted Willian in the summer (according to willian himself) Sanchez is a better player, works as hard if not harder than willian too. Seems to be destined for City though.

9.) 15 Nov 2017 15:12:21
If anybody says Bale, I’d rather bring back CR7 since he is more fit than Bale. Having said that, I’d rather we not waste our money getting these 2 “on downhill” players. They’re both getting on with age and although they have experience, Zlatan is enough. We should be looking to “invest” in younger and good potential players. With the same money I’m sure we can buy a few defenders and wingers rather than spend unwisely on Bale and CR7.



04 Aug 2015 16:54:40
Rumours that Real Madrid are to bid for Otamendi, any of the Eds know if this rumour has substance. It would also be interesting to know what our net transfer spending has been so far this Summer.


{Ed004's Note - Don't think there is any truth in it and around 20 mill now}

1.) 05 Aug 2015 08:33:04
they sold an older mathieu for a huge amount of money, surely otamendi would leave for more

2.) 05 Aug 2015 00:31:23
Net impact on the wage bill would be interesting too if I can be cheeky Ed004?

I'd guess it's not insignificant and we'd still be up with a couple more big ish signings?

{Ed004's Note - No idea}



14 Jul 2015 12:38:40
French newspapers reporting this morning that PSG have agreed terms with ADM. Of course, no transfer fee has been agreed yet but I do believe ADM does not want to stay in Manchester.


1.) 14 Jul 2015 13:08:00
If he does leave(which I hope we doesn't) then I hope we don't get Cavani. He's not the player he was at Napoli.

2.) 14 Jul 2015 14:23:21

How often have you seen him play at PSG?

3.) 14 Jul 2015 14:40:55
People don't like Cavani and Gaitan and I can't fathom why. Gaitan just because he is linked time and again. He is a really good player, has all the attributes to do good for us. Cavani offers so much with his physicality and strength and a good knack to score goals be it with dribbling the defender, rounding the keeper or hitting from some yards out. People just don't like them because they don't like them. Oh dear.

4.) 14 Jul 2015 14:56:41
Gaitan doesn't score or assist very often is the reason he isn't wanted one would assume. Cavani has an excellent scoring record although drifts in and out of games, he gets goals though and that's what counts.

5.) 14 Jul 2015 16:13:11
Cavani is the 4th top scorer in Europe over the last 5 years behind Ronaldo, Messi and Zlatan.

He would be a fantastic signing.

6.) 14 Jul 2015 16:42:16
Offer bayern 50 mill for lewandowski I know they said they wouldn't sell to us twice but surely who's in charge eldnt knock back 50 mill for someone they got for nothing

7.) 14 Jul 2015 16:43:05
cavani would be perfect for the EPL.

im not a fan of gaitan

8.) 14 Jul 2015 16:49:22
Gaitan I don't want Cavani I do

9.) 14 Jul 2015 17:36:42
why not give the same 50m for kane .he be ready to rotate with rooney too

10.) 14 Jul 2015 19:16:23
Gaiten wouldn't make the starting team why we would buy him after off loading Nani is mental. I agree we should chuck whatever it takes to get Lewandowski what a player absolutely perfect for LvGs style

11.) 14 Jul 2015 20:27:16
Dwill we don't need kane we've got Wilson given the chance he could turn out a lot better hfully LVG will give him more playing time

12.) 14 Jul 2015 20:32:20
It's fantastic to be linked to the biggest names again after falling from our pedestal somewhat but I don't think they're needed. A striker who is willing to bench for Rooney (Benteke, Icardi etc) is more suitable than another worldie fighting for up top like last season, leading to perhaps a number of strikers failing to hit top form (again). I for one am delighted we have fixed our midfield and can't wait to see Rooney playing a full season at the head of our attack. We have already signed 4 players, a striker and a defender would take it to over half the team and that is assuming DDG does not require replacing. Just a thought but given that maybe there is little business left.




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05 Nov 2017 20:27:35
The last few games probably paint an accurate picture of where we really are. I think we'll be 3rd this year. We need to strengthen at FB, a box to box midfielder and perhaps a winger. Iibra is not the answer, too slow and ponderous. We are better than last year but not good enough yet.


1.) 05 Nov 2017 20:41:50
Is pogba a box to box midfielder.

2.) 05 Nov 2017 20:42:22
Good post, agree with all of that.

3.) 05 Nov 2017 20:44:10
Ibra gives us a different option.

4.) 05 Nov 2017 20:56:26
Matic - Pogba -? .? .?

Jose is not a huge fan of Herrera.

I think Jose will add another CM. We're certainly looking at a few. Carrick and Fellaini going. McTominay getting a promotion too. We definitely need another box to box midfielder.

5.) 05 Nov 2017 20:57:42
So basically after spending nearly £500m, we still need nearly half a team.

6.) 05 Nov 2017 21:07:37
Has Jose spent £500m?

7.) 05 Nov 2017 21:36:25
Lindelof - Bailly - Pogba - Matic - Lukaku - Mikhitaryan

I can't think of any other signings. This is what we've bought thus far under Jose, and still not finished.

I didn't add Ibra as he was more of a stop-gap.

8.) 05 Nov 2017 21:48:00
How many of them played well today? About 300 mil there.

9.) 05 Nov 2017 22:33:44
Well Matic was not bad, but that's about it.

Probably take £500m to complete rebuild.

Was Jose the right man to do it? We'll see.

I think they're all good signings though.

10.) 05 Nov 2017 23:00:49
Syd, you can say it's a confidence issue, and I could understand if the team couldn't buy a win. But we had a very good start, scoring for fun, and a good win against a rival for top 4 only last week. We're second in the league. How can it be a confidence issue? Unless you use the way we set up against a Liverpool team with a brittle defence, as evidence that José still didn't think his team were good enough to compete against them, and that mindset has trickled down to the players.

11.) 06 Nov 2017 06:02:45
Question so if Jose had spent 550 to 600 mill and bought 14 players and we were top of the league, would people say he is great.

City bought 8 players previous summer and six this summer having people like Augero, Debruyne, Silva already in that squad before pep came. Many would argue he had the best striker, midfielders in the league already even before buying 14 players. the other 8 players currently starting are all new purchases. Ottamendi was also a purchase just before pep came on and he was touted as top defender and no slouch.

Whether you like to hear it or not we are going to need to buy more players so when you lose a Pogba, we don't see a drop in our performance the way we have seen.

We will need to replace our fullback just like city did in the summer and buy some cover for midfield and a long standing need to sort out the right wing. Yes Jose has bought but still making use of many of the existing players we had before coming on, which is not something pep has done.

4 more players of a certain quality will turn this team into a great team.

12.) 06 Nov 2017 07:29:46
X files
United will always buy more players but when you have cm options of pogba Mata Miki fellaini matic Herrera Carrick it's hard to make argument we need more cms .

Not many teams have the same options how did Chelsea do midweek with out kante?
How well is Harry winks doing at spurs after been given a chance?
I would add tripper as well .

City bought 2 fbs in the summer Mendy only played a couple of games delph has been playing there.
GK is the big difference apart from that it not a huge difference from last season .
Danilo has been playing who is nothing special but sterling sane kdb Silva stones are playing out there skins .
Not to mention fernadinho who suddenly looks the best cm

Do United need to buy some players yes have we got the ones we have playing to the top of there game no .

{Ed001's Note - City bought 3 fullbacks mate - Walker, Mendy and Danilo.}

13.) 06 Nov 2017 08:11:42
True, not a big fan of danilo to be honest .

What do you make of city .
Sterling and sane out wide both playing well
A cm 3 of Silva KDB fernadinho.
Back 4 (most the time ) with stones delph otamendi.

Will sound nuts this but I'm not 100% sure aguero is the right striker . great player but I can see pep changing him with some one like Sanchez, bit more pace and work rate.

{Ed001's Note - City are ok but no one has tried to get at them other than Liverpool this season. Until the sending off they were wobbling badly at the back but the final result has skewed things in people's minds making them look unbeatable. They are very beatable and there will come a game when their forwards have an off day and De Bruyne doesn't rescue them. That is when we will find out what they are truly made of. Personally I think they showed against West Brom that they are still have the same problems defensively. Pep's teams always fade and Xmas will stretch them physically.

As for Aguero, I think he is right for any team, when you have someone like him you adapt to get the best out of him. Pep has other ideas and has been looking to push him out since the day he arrived. Big mistake if you ask me.}

14.) 06 Nov 2017 08:44:46
I like aguero great player, but got to say I think Sanchez could be a better fit with how city play .
Wouldn't be surprised to see that happen .
I don't think city look that beatable at the moment not compared to the other teams out there .
Hopefully there form drops off.

15.) 06 Nov 2017 17:10:37

Mata is limited due to his lack of pace and defensively gets bullied against the bigger guys in big games with everyone now days having some serious big athletic guys in midfield. Carrick has been injured and also defensively lack the pace and can be exposed and miki as you saw struggles mightily against mobile midfields defensively.

In truth we have matic, pogba, herrera and fellaini. Pogba and fellaini have been out and for me you need better options to choose from as a manager if a pogba or Matic are injured. The alternatives fill the team sheet but too far off a drop in performance against top opposition.

I think Fellaini makes a huge difference given how we play and we were so much more dangerous the last 15 minutes and almost stole a point.

People like to see us compete with the likes of Barcelona and Madrid. if you want that you need some better options in midfield.

Every game we play poorly its our midfield that gets beaten up by the the other side. I think playing with 2 mids works when pogba/ matic and to some extend fellaini/ matic is there but otherwise the other guys are a compromised forced on the manager.



13 Aug 2017 21:05:20
Reports in the Spanish media that Griezeman may still be keen to sign for us. Lots of ifs and buts but he would be an interesting partner to Lukakau.


1.) 13 Aug 2017 21:34:24
Now THAT would be the icing on the cake. Griezmann instead of Mata today and what a team we would have.

2.) 13 Aug 2017 22:18:16
Or maybe he wants to now move to Barcelona and is using man utd.

3.) 13 Aug 2017 22:35:25
Well I think Barcelona only need to trigger his release clause and he can join them.

4.) 13 Aug 2017 23:54:47
With that new hairdo they can keep him!

5.) 14 Aug 2017 22:28:52
Mata was quality. Why would you want to replace him?



22 Jul 2017 18:10:00
Hi Ed002, nothing much seems to happen re transfers over the weekend. Does this mean Agents work a five day week and take the weekend off?


{Ed002's Note - They work one day a week (sending out invoices) plus a few evenings in hotel bars and pubs.}

1.) 22 Jul 2017 21:50:33
Not bad work if you can get it.

2.) 23 Jul 2017 01:05:22
Thanks ED002, certainly sounds like they have a tough life!



14 Jul 2017 13:55:58
Interesting that Matic will be 29 in two weeks time. Good player but surely we should be trying for someone a tad younger than he is.


1.) 14 Jul 2017 14:11:19
With his position, he should have another 4-5 years at the top. Rarely injured and doesn't rely on pace. The idea, hopefully, is to have him there to help young lads like Fuzzy Mensa and Tuanzabe develop in that position.

2.) 14 Jul 2017 14:24:26

Is that you?

3.) 14 Jul 2017 14:44:16
van Persie was 29 when he signed, he didn't do too badly.

4.) 14 Jul 2017 15:16:36
RVP had 1 fantastic season and the other 2 were average and he started playing up.

5.) 14 Jul 2017 16:07:15
Think that was more to do with the change of management and him feeling let down by Fergie.



03 Jun 2017 23:51:30
Wayne Rooney is 6 months younger than Christiano Ronaldo. Something of a contrast in terms of staying fit and looking after yourself!


1.) 04 Jun 2017 09:26:25
I don't think its about fitness. Its genetics, body type etc etc. He was never as fast as ronaldo when you compare the 2 at there peak. Age has caught up with both but ronaldo is still fast enough and lucky that his body does can cope with the rigors of top level football.

{Ed001's Note - it is not, it is about one being a hard grafter who stays behind after training and works on his fitness in his own time, while the other spends most of his free time getting hammered and doesn't stay behind after training or work on his fitness. Nothing to do with luck and it is disrespectful to a dedicated professional who has worked incredibly hard to be as fit and strong as he is to suggest it is merely luck.}

2.) 04 Jun 2017 10:43:06
Nonsense xfiles. One is a perfect pro one is not simple as that. Next you will be telling us rooney suffers from a oveeactive thyroid gland when in fact he suffers from an overactive knife and fork syndrome.

3.) 04 Jun 2017 10:45:39
Here here Ed 001. Putting it down to luck when all the stories banding about Rooney drinking etc is laughable.

4.) 04 Jun 2017 13:09:00
Who eats kebabs with knives and forks Ken?

{Ed004's Note - Why have abs when you can have Kebabs? Rooney can certainly afford them}

5.) 04 Jun 2017 22:19:16
manchester united's all time goalscorer.

6.) 05 Jun 2017 10:02:49
There are those who believe since Rooney started senior football at 16, 15 years later the game has caught up with him.




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14 Jul 2017 22:00:10
Ah, of course, I'd completely forgoften about Monday, thanks for reminding me Ed 02.




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14 Jul 2017 21:47:56
Apparently he passed his medical but paperwork from Monaco is incomplete. Won't hold it up for long.


{Ed002's Note - He signed for Manchester United on Monday - we dealt with it then.}



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25 May 2017 21:25:16
Dead and dying pit ponies are easy to adjust to. However, RS, has been a disaster in Germany and unless he was going for a song we should not touch him with a barge pole!




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26 Apr 2017 16:34:47
Herrera is a very good player and I hope he is integral to JM's plans for next season.




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14 Jun 2016 17:11:43
I doubt it, I suspect he's using the rumours as a negotiating tool with Real. If it was a runner then Real would want De Gea as part of the deal.





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23 Jul 2017 01:05:22
Thanks ED002, certainly sounds like they have a tough life!




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26 May 2016 19:13:24
Thanks Ed004. A sorry state when football clubs are no more than commodities on the stock exchange.




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16 May 2016 21:56:45
If Ibra. is still so good why are PSG so prepared to let him go, particularly as they have Champions League football again next season. The guy is 35 in October, age catches up with even the fittest eventually and the EPL is a hard, physical league. We should be building for the future not taking a punt on ageing stars in the hope that they may give us one good year.


{Ed004's Note - The man has 38 league goals and 13 assists in 29 league games. I'd hedge money on it that if he pushed for it he could get a contract in PSG again. He's a player who continuously moves clubs and makes challenges for himself. I'd be delighted with him signing for our young players to learn off}



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15 May 2016 09:35:38
Swansea are resting a number of their best players today and at least 2 others are injured. Shouldn't be that difficult for City to get at least a point.




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14 Apr 2016 10:37:14
I think you are correct Edd001 but having said that I'm not sure that George Best spent too much time reflecting upon how he could improve! Well, not his football anyway!


{Ed001's Note - but he did spend his entire childhood obsessing over it and working on it.}