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16 Aug 2018 10:38:00
Lots of media reports indicating that the Pogba / Jose relationship has broken down completely. Pogba seems to have set his heart on Spain, whilst I am not a huge fan of Jose I think he has treated Pogba reasonably and consistently. We should sell him quickly, if possible, for £90m plus and use the money wisely before the end of the European transfer window.


1.) 16 Aug 2018 11:15:28
What will you use the money for?

2.) 16 Aug 2018 12:58:09
Perhaps Milinkovic-Savic as a replacement. Defence is ok but we should play Sanchez on the right.

3.) 16 Aug 2018 13:11:00
I don’t think you understand. We can’t sign players now.

4.) 16 Aug 2018 13:15:10
Living in Cinderella land?

5.) 16 Aug 2018 13:17:43
Correct, we could sell to Barcelona by 31 August but would not be able to buy until January.

6.) 16 Aug 2018 14:04:20
Must be true, it's in The Sun and they never make things up to sell papers.

{Ed004's Note - Or put sentences in quotes without any source referenced}

7.) 16 Aug 2018 14:46:30
Oh dear. Football Manager clearly ignores the closure of transfer windows. Sell and buy whenever you want.

8.) 16 Aug 2018 14:49:14
If there is one player we should get rid of its alexis sanchez, we haven't played well since he joined.

9.) 16 Aug 2018 16:00:32
Maybe he means buy in advance for January's window. His price will go up then, so best to secure the replacement now before letting Pogba go.

Alternatively he didn't realise the rule change. lol.

10.) 16 Aug 2018 16:12:12
Well he replied 3 hours earlier clearly stating he knew of the rules.

11.) 16 Aug 2018 17:01:55
Clearly I was late to the ball.

12.) 16 Aug 2018 21:18:18
'Transfer Window' sounds better than 'Registration Period'.

13.) 16 Aug 2018 23:51:27
Hi all,
Thanks to the Eds as always.
Has anyone considered that the press are creating a monster here?! Last season the story wasn’t any different and I remember Pogba interrupting Jose during a post match interview (he hadn’t even played in the match) to celebrate with his manager. Is there not a chance here that the media are purely trying to create a mess? I think so.

14.) 17 Aug 2018 03:18:35
Or more of a mess.

15.) 17 Aug 2018 04:49:53
Reading rumors now that AC Milan are close to agreeing a EUR40m deal to purchase Sergej Milinkovic-Savic. And we were thinking that Utd were quoted EUR100 (>_.

{Ed001's Note - United were.}

16.) 17 Aug 2018 11:12:59
I think the press have an agenda, I can’t believe I’m typing this but I’m starting to feel sorry for Jose. I hope he has a man to man with Pogba and tells him he can be the best in the world if he does as he is told, but that he also plays him where he can excel.

17.) 17 Aug 2018 11:37:15
That €40M is just loan fee per rumours. Ac will have to pay another €100M to make the deal permanent.

Even though I don't think it will happen.

18.) 17 Aug 2018 22:11:16
Can Utd still loan players upto Sunday . James Wilson to Aberdeen on Tuesday. I'm sure we have until Sunday to sign anyone for a loan period ie SMS 😆😆.

19.) 18 Aug 2018 11:22:21
Probably about Wilson’s level.



02 Aug 2018 15:38:43
Lots of stories that players are disillusioned with Jose. Can't remember SAF publicly criticising players as they are now. In any job a manager needs to visibly demonstrate a commitment to his or her employers. Jose continuing to live in a hotel, with his family still in London, doesn't really demonstrate great commitment or permanence.


1.) 02 Aug 2018 16:21:28
Hi. Welcome to the page. Obviously you haven't been reading the page much going by your post.

SAF didn't publicly criticize, he just kicked them in the head.

2.) 02 Aug 2018 18:30:10
Looks like Spurs are having a clear out . Dembele, Rose and Auderwield. Be happy if we could get Rose and Toby.
Not sure on this Yerry Mina chap.
I'm sure Levy would like to rinse any interested parties for what he can . Or better still they don't move on and leave him up the creek.
But hopefully we can Toby at a decent price, In my eyes a a much better fit than Mina.
Then sell Smalling or Jones or Rojo for that matter.
Be glad when transfer window shuts . Doing my pigging head in.
Up the reds.

3.) 02 Aug 2018 19:11:09
Alderweireld a big yes but Rose a big no.

4.) 02 Aug 2018 22:48:17
Read on the Wolves page when digging for information around Sterling that Rose may end up there on a season long loan with option to buy at the end.

5.) 02 Aug 2018 23:40:42
So if pogba was to be sold this window, how much do you think he is worth? I think at least £140m. I really hope he stays tho. If he did go tho who would replace him?

6.) 02 Aug 2018 23:41:02
Smalling* apologies.

7.) 03 Aug 2018 00:04:09
I would be amazed if any team in the world was willing to pay £100mil+ for Pogba.

8.) 03 Aug 2018 06:52:26
Where Jose chooses to live is of no business to anybody but him and his family. Lots of people all over the country choose to live nowhere near where their jobs are.

Families and home are a permanent thing, jobs are transient where we exchange our time for money. Gone are the days mostly where people stay with the same employee for life.

9.) 03 Aug 2018 09:56:47
I'm guessing Jose lives on his own, so why wouldn't he stay in a hotel? He doesn't need to cook or clean for himself and I'm sure he is not staying in a studio apartment. Seems to be that some people want to find any reason they can to bring him down.

10.) 03 Aug 2018 11:25:54
Look at what lukaku said about Jose. He’s a serial winner.

{Ed004's Note - Don't you mean serial whinger? Media couldn't have reported something that positive}

11.) 03 Aug 2018 13:07:45
It’s getting ridiculous isn’t it ed. People only hear and read what they want these days due to the media.

{Ed004's Note - Exactly. Negative comments on Utd sell papers so it won't stop anytime soon}

12.) 03 Aug 2018 15:05:58
What would you do? Live in a 5 star hotel all in @ 5k a week ( paid for by Utd) . Or live in wilmslow.



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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20 May 2019 09:20:21
Question for the Ed's, if Pogba and others are sold this Summer for £150m plus will that money be available for purchases in addition to monies already set aside?


{Ed002's Note - What money "set aside"?

1.) 20 May 2019 10:32:45
Surely they will have set some sort of budget?

{Ed002's Note - It doesn't really work like this - what about all of the other costs - the agent fees, buying off players to move them on, taxes ..... How can you account for money from sales when that money might be spread over two or three years?}

2.) 20 May 2019 12:52:51
What? I thought transfers were done out the back of an Asda car park with duffle bags of £5 notes?

3.) 20 May 2019 13:12:55
Danny, Has anyone told you that sarcasm is the lowest form of wit.
They didn't tell me either. Love it. 😊😊😊😂.

4.) 20 May 2019 15:55:42
Thanks ED 002. Strange business model.

{Ed002's Note - Not at all.}



08 May 2019 23:05:02
Last nights performance by Liverpool was amazing and something we can only aspire to in about 5 years time.
Woodward is very good at the commercial side of the business but should be kept well away from the footballing side. He is obsessed with star buys, such as Pogba, but is not capable of thinking about the development of the team.

We need a Director of Football who is knowledgable about the modern game, not Phelan or Rio Ferdinand, who are both out of touch. We need to develop a team and a style of play that is ours and not built upon star performances. We have OGS for 3 years, which may have been a mistake based upon early results. We don't have Klopp or Guardiola, which is a shame, but we must start building a new team, without players who don't want to be here or those who think we are just a money ticket.


1.) 09 May 2019 10:58:24
Phelan, mmaybe. But I'd hardly call Rio out of touch to be fair to him. That doesn't mean I think he'd make a good DOF either, tho.



03 Jun 2018 00:40:53
Hope we start seeing, and perhaps encouraging, rumours that Real Madrid really want Jose as their manager!


1.) 03 Jun 2018 01:22:37
Careful what you wish for Cinderella, next manager could just as easily turn into a pumpkin.

2.) 03 Jun 2018 08:12:08
Lets hope it happens before he buys Grealish Hart and Anautovic, and before he sells pogba lukaku mata bailly because they decided to step over the halfway line without his permission.

3.) 03 Jun 2018 10:06:48
AAA 😂. I know you don’t like Jose but can you write one post which is not clouded by your disdain for him? At the end of the day you are entitled to your opinion and I enjoy reading your posts. But you’ve already written Jose off and waiting for the ‘I told you so moment’. Like I have said before he has said and done some odd things but he has also done a lot of good which seems to go unnoticed by some fans. It’s always easier to be negative then positive I suppose. The grass is not always greener.

4.) 03 Jun 2018 10:13:14
So if Jose went who is available? Poch going nowhere tuchel at psg zz apparently on his way to international football. Who is free and would do better than Jose?

5.) 03 Jun 2018 10:26:53
Park, i don't hate Mourinho. I just don't like his attitude with the players, the fans and the media. And i don't like the style of football he plays.
He has brought a bit of stability but that has also come with huge expenditure, and we've already seen where Guadiola has gone in comparrison to Mourinho. Have you seen guadiola critisize one of his players in public? He has had his spats with Toure and Aguero. But he's not come out and trashed them on tv.
Mourinho has bought and sold mkhitaryan. He's bought Pogba and Bailly and has benched them and frozen them out. He lambasted Lukaku, another one of his buys, on Tv after the cup final. He's also critisized Martial, Rashford and Shaw in the press. Are we really this desperate to put up with Mourinho?
Im sure he's a charming man outside football. But he's got to learn how to handle players otherwise, he'll not be here in a year's time.

6.) 03 Jun 2018 10:39:12
I’ll do it. I’m busy after September, but I’ll spare a few hours here and there to get us back to the top. First big decision, resign O’Shea.

7.) 03 Jun 2018 11:14:03
AAA if we are talking about expenditure then this is how much each manager has spent since they joined their respective clubs:

Pochettino - 250m (0 trophies)
Klopp - 323m (0 trophies)
Conte - 306m (2 trophies)
Wenger (*since Poch joined) - 252m 2 trophies
Pep - 380m ( 2 trophies)
Jose - 295m ( 2 trophies)

We will I think spend a huge amount this summer so the numbers will be skewed but pep has spent nearly a 100m more. That’s a whole Defense. We are playing with a Defense with 2 ex wingers and 2 cbs that are not good enough. Yes it is baffling why Jose is not bailly and lindelof together but if you really think any of the top 6 managers could win the league with our defence then I think your kidding yourself.

Yes Jose has challenged the players in public but how much have you written is 90% of the media narrative disparaging both united and Jose? You say pep has not criticised yaya and Aguero in public. Yet he consistently complained that his team gets targeted by the opposition, named a bench of 6 players instead of promoting a youth player to ‘send a message’ and he gets labelled the messiah for youth whilst Jose has integrated and played more youth players than any other top 6 club in the league. But hey that doesn’t fit the media narrative.

I appreciate your points but you fail to see any of the positives that he has done. You have listed just the negatives but how about we talk about the improvements. People seem to forget how bad in a situation we were in when we sacked lvg. We have score more goals, conceded less, came (a distant) second in the league, champions league for consecutive years for the first time since Fergie left and with a lot of very good youth players coming back from loan or close to being integrated into the first team. We have promoted two young and exciting coaches from within in McKenna and Carrick which suggests Jose is open to new ideas and a fresh approach for next season. What is there no to be excited about? ehy do we always have to be negative when in reality there is a great platform to push in from next year.

Yes the style has been crap but with some really exciting additions there is only room for improvements. What’s the point of going Into the season already conceding the title to city. Let’s focus on ourselves and not what our rivals are doing. Sacking Jose now is not the answer. And there is nobody (apart from perhaps Zizou) who is openly available. Back the manager because he is one of us as long as he is a united manager. And when he goes my support goes from him and to the next manager. How can he succeed when his own fans are willing him to fail (not you just some plastics on Twitter) .

8.) 03 Jun 2018 11:46:42
Park one of the best posts i seen in a while.

9.) 03 Jun 2018 11:50:22
lets see how the season pans out. Mourinho will have a different coaching set up so you never know.

10.) 03 Jun 2018 11:56:23
Brilliant post park. Too many of our fans are believing the media narrative of hating on Jose. He even gets hate on "Potential" signings and "potential" outgoings" that the media make up. Fergies farewell speech he said the fans need to support the new manager which tbf we have but the mood at the moment is of waiting for Jose to fail to turn on him.

11.) 03 Jun 2018 12:01:23
Great post Park, you are spot on the time the media narrative, Jose could play an eleven of youth then be labelled as undermining united by playing them or he could not play any and be labelled for not promoting youth, it really is pathetic and if I was anyone here I’d pay little attention to the media and so called pundits as they all have a story to spin to make things more exciting.
I’m as split as anyone on Jose but that’s mainly down to the style of play, can’t argue what he’s done to improve us.
Again spot on about our defence, I find it funny people say we’ve a great defence, it’s massively covered up by Matic and DDG in particular, people forget we conceded more goals than City and by the time we spent £100m plus to improve our defence just as city did they’d have spent that and more again, unfortunately the way of the football world is so that you have to spend or not be competing, The club can’t afford to not be so I envisage another £200-£250m this summer and it should in theory get us closer to city next season.

12.) 03 Jun 2018 12:38:28

13.) 03 Jun 2018 13:32:53
Park, you should factor in outgoing players/ sales as well as incoming players when comparing the amounts spent by the clubs.

14.) 03 Jun 2018 14:43:40
Thats not right Jackson. If that is the criteria then we should factor in that United has revenues way more than any of those clubs. That gives us extra to spend on our players. Also, the players we have bought have been at over inflated prices because of the size ou or club.

15.) 03 Jun 2018 15:12:25
I think the problem supporters have with Jose is that after two years at the club the style and standard of football seem to be on a downward trajectory. This season, in particular, the team seems to have become progressively more cautious and defence orientated. Added to this, the first team is starting to look older and older. The contrast to Pep, Poch and Klopp, is that they are building exciting young teams, whereas Jose is building a boring team. I just don’t think he has the best interests of the club in mind. It’s about winning Jose trophies in the short term, no thought to long term stability.

16.) 03 Jun 2018 15:37:23
Jackson I hate the word net spend. Now before people say it’s relevant hear me out. How many times in the last 10 years have united sold a player who was in the prime and wanted to move onto a club on par or bigger in stature than man united? I can think of two - Ronaldo obviously and then di Maria. When players leave united it’s often when they are unwanted by the club or they are past there best and it’s time to wind down their career. Someone like Liverpool or arsenal have been selling their best players for years. Arsenal have lost a big player almost every year since rvp joined united. Liverpool have sold two world class players in coutinho and Suarez for astronomical fees. Credit to Liverpool they have got a great fee for coutinho and have been investing well and are on the up. They will soon keep hold of their players. But to judge a club like united, who don’t lose their top players in their prime (yet - it may start happening), on net spend is not a fair parameter for judging spending.

The other issue united have is they are paying average players ridiculous wages. So getting them off the books can be tough when they know they can run down their contract on a cool £100,000 a week. This is an issue which the club have created from mismanagement and panic buying. But that is another rant for another time!

This may be controversial but I feel if a club has a high net spend then it can tend to suggest in some situations that the owners are not investing appropriately into the club. Instead they are pocketing the funds instead of investing it in the team. Arsenal comes to mind. So for me the net spend parameter has little significance and is a poor way to measure whether a club has been successful in the market.

17.) 03 Jun 2018 17:32:02
If a club buys 10 players for 10 million and sell them for say 100 they will have a very good net spend .
They will imo also of done very well in the transfer market .
Doesn't mean the owners have pocketed money .

18.) 03 Jun 2018 17:37:11
Net spend is also relevant when a team like spurs with a net spend of 40 mil over 4 year have to sell its best players.

19.) 03 Jun 2018 20:37:54
Park. I never mentioned money as i really don't care what the club pay for players providing we can afford them.
I was talking about the way Mourinho handles himself and the players. I was talking about the boring football we churn out most weeks. As Danny P says, you see Guadiola and Klopp building exciting teams and very successful in Guadiola's case, but mourinho is building a defensive team. And the irony is that, when teams attack us, we look absolute rubbish in defence. Its because the tactics he's deploying, deep lying and very little pressing, are putting us under continuous pressure. It doesn't take a football manager to work this out, we can all see what's happening.

20.) 03 Jun 2018 21:12:07
AAA I’m not disputing we are playing turgid football. You know from the majority of my posts I always evaluate and acknowledge both sides of the argument. I understand you think him staying another year is going to be a backward step. I think the opposite. Not expecting us to play free flowing beautiful football, but I expect to enjoy next season and to be entertained. Respect your view but disagree on parts of it. Let’s Agree to disagree.

21.) 04 Jun 2018 11:03:39
Funny that you hate the term "net spend" Park! As that totally blows your who spent what and won what post above out of the water, listen your trying to defend your manager and look at positives for him which is good, but don't use money spent because your just embarrassing yourself. He's the wrong manager for your team and he's turning you into a pale sterile imitation of man United and you should get rid, hopefully the club thinks like you and he stays, because his short term view in order to enhance his own reputation will have massive implications for you club long term.



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?




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16 Aug 2018 13:17:43
Correct, we could sell to Barcelona by 31 August but would not be able to buy until January.




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16 Aug 2018 12:58:09
Perhaps Milinkovic-Savic as a replacement. Defence is ok but we should play Sanchez on the right.




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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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25 May 2019 21:03:49
There is just too much money in the game, perhaps because of Sky. Five years ago Rooney was on £250,000 per week and came back after the Summer break a stone overweight and very unfit. Very difficult for lots of working class lads not to be affected by this and to think that money was more important than football.




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20 May 2019 15:55:42
Thanks ED 002. Strange business model.


{Ed002's Note - Not at all.}



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20 May 2019 10:32:45
Surely they will have set some sort of budget?


{Ed002's Note - It doesn't really work like this - what about all of the other costs - the agent fees, buying off players to move them on, taxes ..... How can you account for money from sales when that money might be spread over two or three years?}



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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.