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09 Jul 2016 21:49:17
Hi eds any truth in reports that the club are looking to bring in david de geas old goalkeeping coach emilio alvarez blanco from their time together at atletico madrid?

DSG

{Ed004's Note - Thought it was confirmed?}


1.) 10 Jul 2016 13:39:46
It has been confirmed.


 

 

18 Jun 2016 16:19:21
So that lukaku guy, he had a good game, hope some took note. 2 games, 2 goals. Not a bad goal to game ratio.

DSG

1.) 18 Jun 2016 16:28:18
I still don't think he will be top class.

I'd love for him to turn out like Drogba. He and Henry are probably my two favourite none United strikers of all time.


2.) 18 Jun 2016 17:39:23
Drogba was a pretty late bloomer by the way. Lukaku has time to develop if he sorts out his first touch he will be class.


3.) 18 Jun 2016 18:57:41
I think you either have a good touch, or you don't.


4.) 18 Jun 2016 19:19:29
In university an old coach had us play football tennis for hours on end it did wonders for our first touch.


5.) 18 Jun 2016 21:09:25
You didn't cost the University £50 million or so - paying that kind of money and then playing football tennis to make him better would be a joke.


6.) 19 Jun 2016 00:22:13
Yeah, you should stop improving once you've been sold for more the £2.5m. If you've not got it by then then you should be flogged or left to rot in the reserves.


7.) 19 Jun 2016 19:33:54
He's slightly better than Benteke, which is not saying a lot.


 

 

04 Jun 2016 17:42:36
Wullie ballache reporting that were going sign eric bailly from villareal.

Havent seen or heard much about which is probably a good thing these days.

DSG

1.) 04 Jun 2016 18:46:29
Red from the jersey here. Gutted he's quality.


2.) 04 Jun 2016 18:51:07
Good player. He is as strong as an Ox.


3.) 04 Jun 2016 21:23:42
Not exactly the experienced defender we were expecting, while he is undoubtedly strong and good in the air, he is prone to mistakes, lacks discipline, eleven cautions in all competitions this year. Maybe one for the future but I would have to question whether it would be an improvement on what we have at the moment.


4.) 04 Jun 2016 22:38:34
If he comes in I could see us bringing in another CB as well. 2 Centre backs, a midfielder, a right sided winger and Ibrahimovic would be the perfect window.


5.) 05 Jun 2016 14:24:42
Samuel Umtiti would be a good buy although I hear Barcelona are looking at him?

Also, are we interested in Leroy Sanè, from Schalke?


6.) 06 Jun 2016 01:15:22
See my comments on Bailly on post above!


7.) 06 Jun 2016 11:29:55
I would mean a Bailly/ Umtiti at the back (middle)

RB - Fabinho (from Monaco)
LB - Shaw

Darmian should be sold!

{Ed004's Note - I'm hoping Mensah claims the right back position this season but I think Mourinho will like Valencia and get the best out of Darmian so it's probably the last outfield position that needs looked at tbh}


 

 

13 May 2016 11:33:53
Hi eds with plenty of talk of incomings at old trafford, can i ask about whether there is any premier league interest in fellaini? He could be quite useful if utilised properly by another club.

DSG

{Ed001's Note - there has been interest from clubs such as Sunderland and West Brom, but he believes himself to be better than those clubs so nothing is likely to happen unless the club forces him out.}


 

 

03 Feb 2016 19:27:55
Hi eds

Reading in the times today that man utd are relocating fans for the home game against midjitlland due to a lack of demand for tickets meaning they may not open the SAF stand.

Is this the sort of issue that has been mentioned before in regard to the board and their view of lvg as less demand obviously means less revenue.

DSG

{Ed001's Note - yes, but this is more down to the size of the opponent than the manager, so will not impact on any decision, especially in the middle of a good run.}


1.) 04 Feb 2016 00:17:00
If memory serves me right the exact same thing happened in the Europa league under Fergie as I was moved from the north west quadrant as that wasn't open. So seems like if it is only the 3rd tier not open that there is more demand than 3 years ago.


2.) 06 Feb 2016 01:07:24
LVG has been criticised for boring football as much (if not more) as for poor results, so why would Mourinho be the automatic choice to replace LVG?

Unless it is because Mourinho's antics will entertain us if the football doesn't?

Seriously though, I can see he has to be under consideration, but I just don't see him being the automatic shoe-in a lot of people seem to think he is. I think Conte may be the best choice, but Blanc might be the first one offered the job.

Personally, while I like Mourinho, I will be disappointed if he gets the job.


 

 

 

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17 Jun 2017 13:54:00
Jred in response to your post down the page about where should the club draw the line on transfer fees in negotiations.

Surely its to the point where the deal is not financially and logistically viable for the people conducting the negotiations.

Im sure ed woodward and his team know exactly how much we can afford and what our budget is related to morata in this instance.

If real madrid ask for an absurd amount like for example 200m or they want to use old trafford on saturdays then the club will walk away.

Peoples issue is with posters who wimsically band about figures based on their personal opinion of a player without knowing the intrinsic details involved in a deal of this sort and how it affects the clubs finances.

DSG

1.) 17 Jun 2017 14:44:37
DSG I don't think anyone is saying that there wouldn't be a lot due diligence done on large financial transactions the club is involved in. From board level to the club advisers at PwC you would like to think there would be huge scrutiny around getting deals done.

The problem is that United have put a target on their back over the years for the amount of coin they are willingly to part with to get a deal over the line. These are deals where in my opinion a club like Arsenal for instance would have walked away from but United are foolish enough to prove they can get the deal over the line.

In the current climate with the exchange rate against the club and the impending effects of Brexit on the economy still largely unknown I honestly feel it rash and borderline absurd the club are willingly to throw the money reported by the media at non-household named players.


2.) 17 Jun 2017 15:02:52
Dsg
United will pay what they feel is right .
Which is why statements like "Just pay what they want " or it's only another 20 mill are a bit daft .

You say 200 mil is an absurd amount so is 50 or 60 .

If the club can get a deal done for a price they want I'm sure they will .
If not I would expect them to walk away not just pay what ever the other club wants.


3.) 17 Jun 2017 15:06:12
Not long ago everyone was unhappy because we wouldn't spend what it took to be competitive.

Sanchez, Thiago, Javi Martinez, Bale, were all transfers where people thought Utd wouldn't pay what was necessary to just get the deal done.

Now we pay too much.

Sometimes people are just looking for a reason to slate the club.

It is not about having the most expensive players. Not about getting the best bargains and turning a profit.

This game is about getting to, and staying at, the top of the league. And we have got some catching up to do. First signing of the summer I am delighted with. He will be the perfect partner for Bailly. How about we give the club a chance to complete their plans?


4.) 17 Jun 2017 15:11:41
Arsenal is a pretty good example and if you look over recent years both clubs fortunes have gone quite similarly.

Both have been a long way from winning the league and had to settle for the lesser regarded cup cometitions.

Just goes to show that the financial belt tightening and austerity at the emirates and the lavish spending at old trafford are not guarentees of any success, yet i would hasten to add that both clubs seem to be in fine financial fettle.

If we were to follow arsenals approach and walk away from deals when the valuations got a little over the top then in this current market we would be hard pressed to sign any players. This is because everyone can see our finances and knows that we have lots of money to spend so they effectively set one price for us and another for other clubs.

If we didn't sign any players this window due to inflated prices in the market, most posters on here would be pretty upset, yet when we do sign them they are also upset they are overpriced. Damned if you, damned if you don't i guess.


5.) 17 Jun 2017 15:39:19
Dsg
Define over the top?
The club will walk away when they think it is over the top not the fans .

No one is saying the club won't splash the cash .
They will get the players they want and at a price they are comfortable at .

I don't think anyone is complaining about it, it's just common sense.

As aposed to just pay what ever it takes,


6.) 17 Jun 2017 15:40:46
There are a lot of players out there and you can't buy them all, I'm sure we have more than 1 option.


7.) 17 Jun 2017 15:45:36
Jred I think both your posts here very pragmatic. Well said.


8.) 17 Jun 2017 16:45:41
Maze I thought your reply was nonsense. Well put (not) 😆😆.


9.) 17 Jun 2017 17:09:41
Jred i haven't said pay whatever it takes, just that this idea of fans coming up with their own valuations of what a player is worth is pretty absurd.

As i said the club would walk away from a deal which is not financially viable, i.e over the top, they have shown that spending 50, 60, 70 or even 80 millions quid is quite viable for them so if they paid that for morata i wouldn't be up in arms about it.


10.) 17 Jun 2017 18:21:48
Well said dsg.


11.) 17 Jun 2017 19:21:43
Dsg would you be up in arms if the club paid 80 mil for a player you didn't like or thought wasn't worth it?
If you wouldn't be up in arms about paying 80 mil for morata are you not putting a valuation on the player?


If city or Chelsea spend big on players like stones or Torres they get slated on this site. If united think morata is worth 80 mil I'm sure they will spend it if not they will prob move on. I'm sure they would spend more than that on the right player.

There seems to be a difference at the moment between what real and united value the player at so that would suggest that united are not going to simply pay what ever Madrid want . Which has been posted a few times now.
The club will pay what they think he is worth to them regardless if fans think he is not worth it, is worth it or is worth more .


12.) 17 Jun 2017 20:08:58
I wonder what they want for their first team players . 💣💥
Jred I found some of the things that have been posted about just pay whatever strange or what's another 20 million but to be fair to dsg I don't think it was him who said them .


13.) 17 Jun 2017 20:53:01
Slate
Yer I know it wasn't directed at dsg, just trying to explain my original point that he had replied to.


 

 

12 Jun 2017 21:46:00
This might be a bit of envy because city are rumoured to be in for him but i am really surprised we are not in for alexis sanchez for the following reasons:

1.) his playing style, does his defensive duties and is ace on the counter attack, everything mourinho has criticised martial for not doing.

2.) mourinho would have no problem with him playing through the pain barrier unlike smalling and shaw as you can't get sanchez off the pitch unless he's broken a leg.

3.) Fee and wages won't be a problem

4.) We have previous in taking arsenals best player and then going on to win the league.

I would accept only one signing this window if it was alexis.

DSG

1.) 12 Jun 2017 22:36:18
Totally agree and if city get him then we might as well give up. He's exactly what we're missing.


2.) 12 Jun 2017 22:43:07
Does or is Sanchez interested in joining Utd?
Wouldn't Arsenal rather sell abroad - yes. I think Bayern maybe his next destination.


3.) 13 Jun 2017 05:26:49
Mad hatter- I'd put money on it. Anyone that laughs when his team concede is a no from me. No class.


4.) 13 Jun 2017 06:47:11
So he would solve all our problems? He's a great player but we need a few to come in, I doubt Arsenal will sell him to a rival.


5.) 13 Jun 2017 07:22:11
We might as well give up if City sign Sanchez? Remind me again where they finished last season, how they did in the domestic cups and in Europe? Sanchez is very good but he's not Ronaldo or Messi.


 

 

30 Apr 2017 22:49:46
People need to cheer up a bit, got a semi final on thursday to look forward to.

DSG

1.) 30 Apr 2017 23:07:42
When I first read that I totally didn't see the word "final" and thought that you were being slightly over personal. Lol.


2.) 01 May 2017 09:26:53
You see what you want to see Shappy ;)


 

 

28 Apr 2017 19:24:21
I more than understand peoples reservations about how we set up yesterday so negatively.

But what i don't get is how people think the way we set up against city was the polar opposite of how we played against chelsea.

For me i couldn't really tell any distinct difference between the two games apart from the fact against chelsea we got a pretty fortunate handball and on that occasion our midfield player could actually play a suitable pass for rashford to run onto and give us an early goal.

So my question is if the same had happened against city and we went ahead early or even if herrera scores his header from 6 yards out, would the approach have been acceptable?

DSG

1.) 28 Apr 2017 19:54:03
Dsg I think we did on I the first half. They created 1 good chance. Miki and Herrera should have scored and both fellaini and martial both had great opportunity to play rash in one on one 40 yards from goal and played poor passes and to be honest they were not difficult passes.
If we had a lead to defend then the 2nd half would have been acceptable imo. But we didn't have a lead and abandoned all attacking intent despite needing a win. It was a totally submissive performance in the 2nd half. As I said below there is always a time and place for that sort of set up and performance but last night was not it imo.
We are playing catch up not defending a lead.
The only positive is that we left there with top 4 in our own hands. Had we lost we would not have had it in our own hands.


2.) 28 Apr 2017 20:30:57
Last night was dull but it was a big point and that's all that matters really. Ken I think you sum it up well at the end; Top 4 is in our own hands.

{Ed025's Note - a point at city is always welcome zlatanian but football is also an entertainment business and if you were entertained by that performance then the whole ethos of what united stands for goes right out the window mate..


3.) 28 Apr 2017 20:45:40
And what does united stand for? Please don't say all out attacking football. Look how pragmatic SAF was towards then end.

{Ed025's Note - i will admit that SAF stayed a couple of years too long fresh but as far as i know he never sent a team out to park the bus from the first whistle mate..


4.) 28 Apr 2017 22:54:00
Fresh
In Fergys last season he won the league my 11 points, it wasn't pragmatic it was easy and spoilt fans where getting a bit bored.


5.) 29 Apr 2017 04:01:47
Busby, Docherty Atkinson, Ferguson, all played attacking football. I was going to OT when Sexton was there and by God it was dull. Some teams are known for a certain style, others are not. Wengr has completely redefined what Arsenal stand for. Sometimes you have to be pragmatic, the question is what do you believe in? More importantly, what does Jose believe in? He is making all the right noises about understanding what it means to manage United and he will point to injuries but Thursday was dire.


6.) 29 Apr 2017 08:10:28
Jose wouldn't of got away with that at madrid .
Maybe Madrid do stand for something tho?


7.) 29 Apr 2017 09:20:40
I think we all sahre the same vision of playing attacking football but maybe sometimes it's just not possible. If we are playing that way next season after a few more signings, with no injuries, then i think people would be right to complain.

As it stands right now it's a good point away at a difficult place to go.

Having Blind playing centre half against a very quick City attack certainly did not help and Mourinho didn't want him exposed. I think we can all agree on that.
We still have 2 very difficult away games coming up and 2 draws from those games may not be enough so it will be interesting to see if we take the bus to those games.

I personally think he will play the same against Spurs and try and be more attacking against Arsenal.

On a side not Ed025 not sure how Fergie stayed on too long considering he lost the league on goal difference and won the league in his last 2 seasons! I'm sure you would swap those 2 years for any of your last 30!
Looking back through your history just reminded me of your glory days with Linieker and Gray up front, sheedy on the left, Reid in the middle and Ratcliffe and Southall. Stevens right back Mountjoy centre half and trevor Steven on the right. can't think of the other centre mid or the left back but i have done all that through memory and not the internet!
Imagine how good big Neville could have been if he wasn't a bit chubby! Wonderful keeper and fantastic side.
It shows how good they were because i can remember most of them without looking them up!

{Ed025's Note - we were a quality side then chorlton, we never won the league with linieker up front mate but he was very good and you left out bracewell who was pivotal to that midfield but thanks for the memories mate..


8.) 29 Apr 2017 11:03:13
I remember watching you beat Rapid Vienna in the CWC and then playing us in the Cup Final 3 days later.
I would imagine it was pretty much the same 11 that won the CWC that played us 3 days later but no moaning about playing to many games in those days.
Is it just me or was football better to watch in those days?

I also remember the 5-0 hammering we got at Goodison around that time and a game at OT where you brought thousands down and loads of your fans got locked out or arrived very late.

The good old days!

We were actually pretty average then but it was all about just supporting you team and going the game.

{Ed025's Note - heady days indeed chorlton, we had a great side then but we rested on our laurels and never bought when at the top which was a big mistake, from there it went downhill and the ban on english clubs because of hysel compounded things, but now we have some cash the future is looking bright so hopefully we will be contending with the likes of united next season mate..


 

 

22 Apr 2017 07:25:48
Rojo also out for the season with the same injury as zlatan.

And to think he tried to play on with that injury, hats off to him for his bravery.

Tuanzebe or fosu-mensah should be able to get some game time though which is a positive.

DSG

1.) 22 Apr 2017 10:11:17
I think Smalling and Jones need to leave. They are never fit, and we always end up playing carrick or others in defense.
Rojo got injured because of the amount of games he had to play. We as a club with the amount of matches we play a season, need to have players who can rotate and help.


2.) 22 Apr 2017 12:20:10
That's a bit harsh. Jones I accept but Smalling hasn't been injured often. As for Carrick, he stood in but I don't remember it being a regular thing.


3.) 22 Apr 2017 13:28:10
is smalling good enough ajh, jones has actually performed decent enough when he was fit, smalling on the other hand, according to ed002 we want giminez, if he comes in he will be first choice alongside bailly, with rojo on bench, i think smalling and jones's careers at utd are good as over when a new cb comes in.


4.) 22 Apr 2017 14:18:03
Smalling is an exceptional backup CB. He has had a very poor season though, he never kicked on and now I fear he will never reach the level he threatened to reach.


5.) 22 Apr 2017 14:26:07
I would hope Smalling would have more ambition than sitting on the bench and collecting his pay packet with an odd outing in the league cup.

Better to be first choice for west brom or Bournemouth surely.


6.) 22 Apr 2017 14:45:00
I think we will see BIG changes in the summer!

Next season will be a 'Jose' team, mainly defensive changes and a carrick replacement!


7.) 22 Apr 2017 14:50:57
If we get Gimenez, lindelof or Keane then surely Rojo as 3rd choice and TFM or one of the other youngsters would be good enough for 4th choice.


8.) 22 Apr 2017 15:31:21
Hopeful of Keane, but Gimenez is one Decent defender and would definitely spell the end of Jones, Smalling and Rojo.


9.) 22 Apr 2017 15:33:59
dodgy only thing smalling is exceptional at is being exceptionally rubbish, he looked good under lvg because lvg played football to protect blind and smalling, the minute we attacked with cb's left to do their own jobs we leaked goals.


10.) 22 Apr 2017 17:09:44
Rojo ain't going anywhere ronnie. he has more than proven his worth.


11.) 22 Apr 2017 18:41:02
Jones and Smalling are injured too often to be part of the squad. Jones is the better player but has missed too much football. Smalling should be a beast but he isn't and has a lack of concentration.
Blind is not a CB or a LB and according to Jose he is also not a midfield player.
So all three of them have to go for me.

Ibra and Rooney to leave.

Possibly one or two others to go as well.

Hope TFM and Tanzuebe get game time and become regular squad members for next season.

Jose is really challenging the players. Comments to Shaw and then his positive reaction. Now comments to Jones and Smalling that they need to get back into the team at the beginning of May.
He is weeding out those that are not up to it and also letting the players know about the required attitude, level of performance and commitment required.

I questioned his man management previously but now I see that in his own way he is creating a winning mentality at the club. At the end of the day Fergie was uncompromising and in total charge. Jose is just doing the same.

Believe we will challenge at the top of the PL next season.


12.) 22 Apr 2017 21:18:53
Smalling showed quite a lot of promise when he first came to the club and looked like a natural successor to Ferdinand but somewhere along the way and I don't know why he lost the abilities that made me think he might be a Utd great, Phil Jones style of play was always going to ensure he wouldn't feature as a mainstay of the team and his injury proneness has hampered any improvement he might have made.


 

 

 

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23 Jun 2017 00:25:17
The papers have run out of new players to link to us, so have now gone back to james.

Thats what's changed.

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20 Jun 2017 19:41:39
The point i am alluding to is that we are unlikely to add to the left back position until one of those 4 potential left backs are moved on regardless of whether you think they are any good in that position.

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20 Jun 2017 17:40:05
Talisca is not imminent and we have 4 left backs.

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08 Jun 2017 14:14:03
Hes out till the new year, would be pretty ridiculous for us to keep him on considering the wages he is on as well.

The only reason for him staying would be jose wanting to help a friend out so he can get top level treatment at the clubs expense.

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12 Apr 2017 14:38:31
Most teams don't reach the level we are aspiring to reach by selling their best player.

De gea has got at least 10-12 more years at this level and can go on to be the greatest goalkeeper we've ever had. don't see the point in exchanging him for anyone especially someone like kroos who will probably get castigated for not scoring/ assisting enough goals like pogba has been this season.

Also this club especially knows how hard it is to replace a top keeper and the idea someone like begovic, butland, oblak, handanovic etc can fill de geas shoes doesn't wash with me.

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19 Jun 2017 22:12:20
Agree fresh, if martial was in last years monaco team there would be huge clamour for us to sign him for an exorbitant transfer fee.

Just needs a run of games next season and backing from the manager to showcase the talent we all know he has.

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18 Jun 2017 21:15:46
Two big egos like jose and ronaldo, i would be severely dissapointed if they didn't fall out.

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18 Jun 2017 11:50:02
No way jose.

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17 Jun 2017 17:09:41
Jred i haven't said pay whatever it takes, just that this idea of fans coming up with their own valuations of what a player is worth is pretty absurd.

As i said the club would walk away from a deal which is not financially viable, i.e over the top, they have shown that spending 50, 60, 70 or even 80 millions quid is quite viable for them so if they paid that for morata i wouldn't be up in arms about it.

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17 Jun 2017 15:11:41
Arsenal is a pretty good example and if you look over recent years both clubs fortunes have gone quite similarly.

Both have been a long way from winning the league and had to settle for the lesser regarded cup cometitions.

Just goes to show that the financial belt tightening and austerity at the emirates and the lavish spending at old trafford are not guarentees of any success, yet i would hasten to add that both clubs seem to be in fine financial fettle.

If we were to follow arsenals approach and walk away from deals when the valuations got a little over the top then in this current market we would be hard pressed to sign any players. This is because everyone can see our finances and knows that we have lots of money to spend so they effectively set one price for us and another for other clubs.

If we didn't sign any players this window due to inflated prices in the market, most posters on here would be pretty upset, yet when we do sign them they are also upset they are overpriced. Damned if you, damned if you don't i guess.

DSG