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05 Jul 2018 09:34:57
Papers now linking us with Shaqiri.

Him and Shaw would be unstoppable in the cafeteria.

1.) 05 Jul 2018 11:33:52
If Shaw got in first. There would nothing left in the cafeteria.

2.) 05 Jul 2018 11:49:42
I’d say they both try to go through at the same time, and just get stuck.

3.) 05 Jul 2018 12:29:46
Leave the jokes, guys. For 12mln tell me a better quality right winger who happily will be a squad player. And do not forget that we are playing without right wing for years.

{Ed001's Note - happily be a squad player? He left Bayern because he refused to be a squad player.}

4.) 05 Jul 2018 13:09:07
I mean his career has been a litany of failed auditions at big clubs. He ended up at Stoke where he put in no effort. That’s about his level - struggling EPL club where he can get by on natural ability without having to work.

5.) 05 Jul 2018 13:22:55
Not sure he wanted to leave, more like Bayern wanted to sell.

{Ed001's Note - yes, because he refused to knuckle down and be a squad player.}

6.) 05 Jul 2018 13:55:28
A simple question. what if a gamble clicked?

7.) 05 Jul 2018 15:38:35
Always tried to back jose and give him the benefit of the doubt but if the rumours about Shaqiri are true I’ll have lost all faith, don’t care if its 12 million or 12 bob he’s not worth it, i watched him against the swedes and i bet he didn’t run a bloody mile all game and that's at the World Cup.

8.) 05 Jul 2018 17:32:01
Absolute no to shaq IMO. Wont be happy with what we probably wpuld offer and he'd be leaving again next season.

9.) 05 Jul 2018 19:54:58
He’s failed everywhere, why on Earth would we sign him?

10.) 05 Jul 2018 20:02:26
Make a good door stop?

11.) 05 Jul 2018 20:51:35
Last week some folk on here were saying shaqiri is better than mata and jessie. 😂😂😂😂😂😊.

12.) 06 Jul 2018 01:06:08
Talented player but needs a team to be built around him, and he's not talented or applied enough to get that at a top club. Plus, he personifies the opposite of a "Jose player"! I wouldn't pick him ahead of Lingard, Alexis, Mata, Rashford, or the pre-slump Martial. I'd also rather Pogba play further forward with another midfielder in behind him than in a 2 with Shaqiri as 1 of the attacking 4. A big fat no from me. He'll probably end up joining a smaller club. Liverpool perhaps?



14 Jul 2017 11:22:42
Reported in Spain that Madrid are back in for De Gea, and he wants to leave. Price being mooted is £50m. Take it with a pinch of salt.

But if it is true, then this should be fun. If they wanted £70m for their backup striker, then how much is one of the top keepers in the world worth?

1.) 14 Jul 2017 11:24:47
£100m thanks Real.

2.) 14 Jul 2017 11:41:18
Pickford 30 mil for an upcoming keeper. De gea the best in the world needs to be 100 mil +.

3.) 14 Jul 2017 11:46:08
Minimum 100 million.

4.) 14 Jul 2017 12:00:42
All depends for all we know there might have been a gentleman's agreement for him to leave made last summer and a figure agreed. That figure then would look cheap by today's prices. Time will tell.

5.) 14 Jul 2017 12:02:45
£60mill+Kroos please thank you.

6.) 14 Jul 2017 12:03:17
Toni Kroos and £60m.

7.) 14 Jul 2017 12:26:33
with no prior agreement in place between us and RM i would say £95mil and make him the most expensive player in the world - for the short term anyway.

8.) 14 Jul 2017 12:30:08
If he wants out it will be hard to stop. But it must be on our terms. Perhaps we could get the opportunity to talk to bale or kroos if jose wants them.
A question i asked on another thread would we need to sign a keeper or would be go work romero and Perriera?

9.) 14 Jul 2017 12:35:17
Easily worth £100m today. Kroos and 60 would be a good return but this isn't footy manager. I'd love us to just stick 2 fingers up to Madrid and tell Mendes he needs to be loyal to us given the recent business we've done with him.

10.) 14 Jul 2017 13:54:08
Haven't we already rejected a 60 million bid.

11.) 14 Jul 2017 14:31:41
Don't think so bolger.

12.) 14 Jul 2017 14:31:43
Let's be realistic with the valuation, whilst the money at the minute for outfield players is crazy we are not going to get more than £60/ 70m for DDG. Keepers are important but not valued as highly as strikers.
At the end of last year I thought Mourinho for all his talk would have been happy with DDG going at a good price and starting season with Romero and the pereira who he thinks will be world class in a few years.
If DDG goes Hopefully we start conversations about Bale coming the other way.

13.) 14 Jul 2017 14:42:21
Unfortunately I think it's inevitable that De Gea will end up at Madrid. I've said before that it has the feel of the Fabregas to Barcelona to it and will eventually happen. I just hope we get the maximum amount for him. Jose seems to be getting decent fees for all the outgoings so far. I'd say between £80-90 million and he's yours. Then go after Jack Butland.

14.) 14 Jul 2017 14:46:48
Brad, historically goal scorers command the big fees. But with Liverpool rumoured to be happy to pay £70m million for Keita who's had one season in the bundesliga, why not stick for £100m for the worlds best goal keeper?

15.) 14 Jul 2017 15:09:35
Even if the player wants to go, we don't have to do the deal. It is feasible to hold the player to his contract. DDG seems like a good professional and he's already at one of the biggest clubs in the world with Champions League football.

However, I really rate Romero. I was at OT when he made his debut and I thought then he looked like an accomplished keeper. I have no doubt he would be an excellent number one for us.

If DDG is sold that leaves an interesting conundrum with Perriera. If I was Jose I would be asking myself, if Romero got injured is Perriera ready to step up straight away?

I think as that we need to reset the balance of our relationship with Real Madrid. They need to understand that they cannot just help themselves to any of our players and that if they are not prepared to be reasonable with players we want to buy from them, we are prepared to walk away and find an alternative.




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22 Apr 2019 11:29:08
Why do people think that promoting players from the academy will solve our problems on the pitch?

Our academy has been severely neglected for over a decade. Ed001 has explained how the academy stagnated, costs were cut, and we coasted on reputation rather than producing quality young players.

How many of our academy players have made the transition to the first team over the past decade? How many of our exceptional up and coming talents completely underwhelmed at senior level? What has convinced people that the current crop will be any different?

The Class got 92 was the fruits of a well funded, well run academy. Fergie put faith in young players because he recognised that they were capable of stepping up.

This is a different era. Our stadium is one bad winter from becoming a UNESCO heritage site, and our academy is equally archaic and miles behind the likes of City and Chelsea. If the talent was there, previous managers would have looked to it.

The club requires massive investment and modernisation to get back to the top level, and pretending that the attitude of the first team is the root cause is misguided.

1.) 22 Apr 2019 12:09:10
For a start they would be more arsed than half of these waste of spaces in the first team.

Anyone who has an attitude problem they shouldn't be at the club if that means selling the so called best players In our team so be it.

To many times we have slated the manager on here when in fact the players are an absolute joke and if they turn up and play there heart of Wednesday they are even more of a joke.

2.) 22 Apr 2019 12:21:51
Danny are you happy watching the same half arsed performances from the same players every week? I made a post yesterday in the match posts. Is martial doing anything greenwood or Chong couldn’t at the moment? Is Matic doing anything garner couldn’t do?

I would rather see these kids given a chance than watch the same old rubbish.

3.) 22 Apr 2019 12:24:53
Academies at top clubs are a tricky one to judge. Players coming though at top clubs need to have the ability and the mentality at a very young age if they are going to be able to make it. Also different people judge a successful academy graduate differently. For some players need to become a top world class player to be considered a "good" academy graduate.

In our current first team we have Lingard, Pogba, Rashford and McTominay who are first team regulars who have come through our academy. In Tuanzebe, Garner, Gomes and Greenwood we have four who could make the step up. Plus Chong who could, but personally I don't think he will make it at the highest level at our club.

If as a top club you have 4-5 academy players playing regularly in your first team I think you can consider that a successful academy.

In Lingard, McTominay and Rashford we have three already. if 2-3 of our current top prospects make the step up then we will have a successful academy.

For all the fuss around City's academy how many play regularly in their first team. Sancho has had to move on to make it. Foden only plays a couple of minutes every few weeks at most. Chelsea have the same issue even though they have spent a fortune on their academy. Money doesn't help if you don't have the attitude or the focus to give them a chance in the first team.

4.) 22 Apr 2019 12:39:40
Spot on Shappy.

5.) 22 Apr 2019 13:06:35
Danny, I have been calling for the youth to play for a number of reasons. Right now that squad is finished. We can move 7 out and bring in 5 but it won't do any good. If you have rotting veg in your fridge, and you slowly move some out and replace it with fresh produce, the fresh produce goes off a lot quicker.

That's one of the most expensively assembled squads in world footbal. With transfer fees and wages we are in the top 3. We need to set a precedence that turning up, accepting your weekly wage and turning in that heartless performance is unacceptable.

Put the heart back in the club. Show faith in the youth. We'll likely finish 6th with this team. Reboot the squad with young hungry players. I'd imagine most united fans would accept the good with the bad if it meant most of those players never play for us again.

6.) 22 Apr 2019 13:23:29
Why are people assuming that academy players will have the right attitude?

Has Rashford shown the right attitude over the last few weeks? Or does he only bother if he’s played centrally?

Lingard? Mr 26 going on 16? More interested in his brand than his performances on the pitch.

To Mctominay’s credit, he does seem like a good lad, but hardly looks like he’ll be more than a squad player.

There is a rotten culture right through the club, and promoting young players into a squad rife with attitude problems won’t fix that.

7.) 22 Apr 2019 13:24:42
Chelsea invested loads in the academy, but obviously that takes quite a few years before you see the fruits of that investment.

Now we're starting to get players through. Callum is playing, Ruben is playing, Christensen is a regular. Reece James and Mount have a really good chance to make it next season or the season after. So I'd say we're starting to do better now.

The issue at City is that they buy world class players for fun so it makes no sense to play young academy grads. At Chelsea we buy duds like drinkwater and Zappacosta so should make it easier to play the younger guys.

I'd say for you guys it depends on who you buy. You spend a lot, and on good players, so it makes sense to play them. I'd bet lots of Chelsea fans would really like a guy like Martial in our team for example.
You have some amazing talent, but I have no idea why it often doesn't show.

8.) 22 Apr 2019 14:23:17
Jackson I'd sell Martial to Chelsea. Maybe a swap? How about Dennis Wise, least he had a bit of fight.

9.) 22 Apr 2019 15:12:39
The world has changed since 92 when the vast majority of players in the EPL were from the British Isles. 1n 1991-2 we had only two players in the squad who were not, Schmeichel and Kanchelskis. Was there a single foreign born manager? The idea that we can return to whatever worked in 1992 is a myth.

10.) 22 Apr 2019 15:52:03
Shaw, the world has changed since Cruyff rocked up at Barcelona. Doing things his way hasn't done them any good recently.

Having tradition isn't a problem, having a way of doing things isn't a problem. It's about knowing what you need to keep and what you need to adapt.

{Ed0333's Note - let me tell you mate if you followed johan cruyffs blueprint you wouldn’t be in the mire you are in now.

11.) 22 Apr 2019 16:04:54
Ok so shall we not play the youth and just carry on as we are!

If you play some of the best youth players in some games to see what they can do then you might realise a couple of gems and move forward positively.

If you don’t then currently nothing will change.

Utd need to buy young players who are hungry and willing to play to the style set out by the manager.

I don’t want to see any more galactico type players at Utd. We have had so many of these in recent years and also none of them have worked.

Time for a new approach.

12.) 22 Apr 2019 19:36:38
Exactly. We've gone the Madrid route last few years. Its not worked. Maybe the Barcelona route is what's needed.

13.) 22 Apr 2019 20:02:26
So you think we should take the Barcelona approach without any of the world class youth infrastructure that enables Barcelona to promote from within?

The club needs a new approach from top to bottom. ‘Play the young lads’ isn’t an effective response to the long term infrastructural and cultural problems throughout the club. What we’re seeing with the first team squad is just the tip of the iceberg.

14.) 22 Apr 2019 21:18:54
It'll take years to sort this mess. But we need to start doing it now. As someone else said we have McTominay, Lingard and Rashford in the main squad. Tuanzebe, Garner, Greenwood, Chong and Gomes are close. Would any of them do any worse than Jones, Matic or Martial?

15.) 22 Apr 2019 17:38:49
Ed0333, that's my point. My post was tongue in cheek.

{Ed0333's Note - sorry if I misenterpreted you mate.

16.) 23 Apr 2019 02:26:51
Barcelona have long stopped doing things Cruyff's way - which is one of the reasons why they are not the force they used to be.

{Ed0333's Note - I agree mate.



22 Apr 2019 00:12:43
Was David Moyes's United side the worst in EPL history?

Van Gaal - Hold my Heineken .

Jose - Hold my Sagres .

Ole - *knocks back a shot of aquavit* I've got this.

1.) 22 Apr 2019 12:16:33
All the managers at least had a preseason with the team implemented there own style and got the players on to fit that style

Its embarrassing to even associate myself with some of use on here as so called United fans.

And use wonder why other teams fans take the piss.

2.) 22 Apr 2019 13:31:24
Terrible joke.



26 Mar 2019 12:52:51
Imagine if we had Phil Neville as manager?

He'd bring in:

Bale - who hasn't played consistently well, or remained fit, for years, and would cost close to £100m

Couthino - who Barcelona are desperately trying to flog because he isn't good enough.

Dier - who has fallen right down the Spurs pecking order because an average midfielder who can also put in a shift as an average defender isn't really that great.

Varane - who has given zero indication that he would go to us.

Cancelo - who just moved to one of the top sides in Europe.

We'd win the league next season with Phil's bold ideas.

1.) 26 Mar 2019 13:12:50
The problem here is that probably is ed woodwards list of bringing in players as well.

2.) 26 Mar 2019 13:38:23
Felix, koulibaly, rb and douglas costa should be players we should go for.

3.) 26 Mar 2019 14:16:39
I’d steer well clear of Douglas Costa. Inconsistent, and relies on his pace which at his age will start to decline. Juve are trying to move him on because he hasn’t performed for them in a much less competitive league. Same reason Bayern moved him on. The only reason we would sign him is that Woodward is easily taken in by agents trying to earn a quick buck.

4.) 26 Mar 2019 14:28:42
I'd be happy with a summer of Doherty (Wolves RB), Koulibaly, Rice and Sancho.

Personally with the wages DDG is wanting I think now would be the time to say thank you for your service and goodbye and really invest in our defence. Promote Romero and with a solid back 4 we shouldn't be losing much defensively with a slight downgrade on GK but large upgrade on defence.

If we can get Sanchez and Pogba of the wages too that would be good also and keep hold of Herrera.

5.) 26 Mar 2019 14:48:51
Ports, if there's one player that deserves to be the highest paid at the club it's De Gea. His form has dipped this year but he's been outstanding the last 6 seasons.

I think we can all agree that we need at least 4 players. But I think the board will go with cheap option and hire Ole, spent big on one player and let OGS talk about how this is the best squad he's ever had, and the promise of youth.

We don't know who are manager will be. How can you plan for next season?

6.) 26 Mar 2019 15:08:18
Couldn’t care less who comes or goes as i’ll still love UTD.

7.) 26 Mar 2019 15:14:09
Koulibaly, Rice, Wan Bissaka, Sancho.

8.) 26 Mar 2019 16:28:29
For a supposed financial wizard Woody is gullible. I've heard he's been spotted at car boots trying to sell on some beans he brought off a guy one day.

9.) 26 Mar 2019 18:16:16
It’s a common thought amongst us on here that we would ideally like Utd to make 4 new signings for next season. Those being a CB, RB, RW and CM.

This can be very difficult as it is increasingly more difficult to get clubs to agree to sell players.

In addition to this Utd need to offload some “Dead Wood” first. Ideally Rojo, Valencia, Darmian, Jones and Sánchez but they may not all go and there could be a risk that Herrera leaves and then there is the issue of De Gea and Pogba.

For me if we could at least sign a quality RB and CB and move on 3 or 4 defenders listed above I would be content.

This would hopefully give us a solid defence which would stabilise the team and able Utd to push on.

I hope for more comings and goings but am just trying to be realistic about how complex these issues are to resolve.

10.) 26 Mar 2019 18:38:29
Koulibaly is not good enough. Ditto Costa. Pay whatever it takes to keep De Gea as he saves us a lot of points each season and at his age his best is still to come. Keepers mature later. I like Romero but De Gea can make the difference at a crucial moment like very few keeps can. Schmeichel Van Der Saar and now De Gea are three of the best keepers ever. Build from a strong foundation is the way to win titles.

11.) 26 Mar 2019 19:23:21
Mumbles, not disagreeing with that but what about the next player who deserves it to be then on par with DDG. The wages keep increasing and players will demand more and more. We have a small chance to regain some structure regarding wages if we act now but if we give DDG what he wants then we are stuck with paying huge wages. I love DDG, best in the world but if we can get 2 top quality players for his supposed demanded wages we would be better off strengthening that way IMO.

12.) 26 Mar 2019 20:31:28
Pretty sure I read that Woodward was going away from Douglas Costa and was more interested in Costa Coffee due to the marketing side of things.



14 Mar 2019 18:13:18
Gary Neville - I'm going to have the worst and shortest stint as a club manager.

Scholes - hold my beer .

1.) 14 Mar 2019 19:08:38
Love it Danny. Fair play to him though if that is the reason. He loves the club but he’s nobody’s fool.

2.) 15 Mar 2019 06:44:38
I am sure the details will come out in the fullness of time. He told them that he would not stand for interference so. we will see.



27 Feb 2019 14:36:42
Ed001, can you do a player profile for Gareth Bale please?

Joined Real on the back of a few excellent seasons, but looks less and less effective every season since. Is it a case of wrong club, injuries, or bad attitude?

Plus, why has he stayed for so long when he looks so unhappy there?

{Ed001's Note - added him to the list and those questions to make sure I answer them within it for you.}

1.) 27 Feb 2019 15:01:42
Danny, I read something recently about his team mates calling him "the golfer" which if true says a lot about how little he's integrated.

2.) 27 Feb 2019 15:36:36
Golfer or Gopher?

3.) 27 Feb 2019 17:12:49
Cheers Ed001.

Wazza, I’ve heard the golf thing before. Pretty sure that there was a rumour few years back that he kept agrivating injuries because he refused to stop playing golf when he was out.

{Ed001's Note - welcome and the golf thing is true.}

4.) 28 Feb 2019 05:46:23
Gareth Bale was my dream signing for the past 7 years.
Now the ship has sailed.
He had all the necessary attribute to be our star man.

5.) 28 Feb 2019 11:07:38
Injury free (which seems to be an issue with him) i'd still love him at united. He may have lost a half yard but even still on his day he's top drawer. If he wanted to leave he'd likely cost a fortune I'd imagine. it's not my money though so it'd not bother me.




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10 Mar 2019 11:51:23
Do you see de Ligt as a potential replacement for Busquets? Or Pique, as Barcelona have been fond of defenders who struggle at defending?

{Ed001's Note - Barca have certainly been the ones showing the most interest.}



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06 Feb 2019 12:54:40
Ummmm GDS, you do realise that in FIFA seasons, players stamina bar won’t be full if you play them in more than one game in a week, so that’s, eh, like science bro.



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10 Jan 2019 21:10:32
We paid over £50m for Fred, makes Wilson for £50m look like a bargain.



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18 Nov 2018 22:22:26
Easily get two more seasons out of him. Perfect signing, would be amazing influence for Bailey and Lindelof.



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26 Oct 2018 16:15:40
I think you need to separate your dislike for Jose from the broader issues at the club. Personally, I would not have extended Jose’s contract, and made sure that this year was spent identifying and securing a top quality replacement.

However, the analysis of our finances highlights how the increased revenue generated over the last few season has, primarily, been used to service the owner’s debts. The club’s focus has been on securing off field deals, and this obviously has a knock on effect for our on field performances. The point is that club is a long way behind City and other top European sides. Regardless of who is at the helm, it is very difficult to close the gap unless the owners change their priorities.




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22 Apr 2019 20:02:26
So you think we should take the Barcelona approach without any of the world class youth infrastructure that enables Barcelona to promote from within?

The club needs a new approach from top to bottom. ‘Play the young lads’ isn’t an effective response to the long term infrastructural and cultural problems throughout the club. What we’re seeing with the first team squad is just the tip of the iceberg.



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22 Apr 2019 13:23:29
Why are people assuming that academy players will have the right attitude?

Has Rashford shown the right attitude over the last few weeks? Or does he only bother if he’s played centrally?

Lingard? Mr 26 going on 16? More interested in his brand than his performances on the pitch.

To Mctominay’s credit, he does seem like a good lad, but hardly looks like he’ll be more than a squad player.

There is a rotten culture right through the club, and promoting young players into a squad rife with attitude problems won’t fix that.



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19 Apr 2019 18:22:10
“I know there's been loads of criticism, I don't know if all these critics know what's happening, " Solskjaer said. "We've got scouts scouring the planet for good footballers and we'll sign players players that we think is the right fit, personality-wise price wise, quality-wise and price-wise. And can you have longevity at this club and I'm confident we're doing what we can to get the right players in. "

This type of talk is worrying. Our recruitment strategy over the last few years has been awful. We have signed players who aren’t of the required quality, and players that seem completely at odds with individual manager’s tactics.

Both Moyes and LVG have publicly criticised the club for not backing them in the transfer market, and ignoring their opinions. Jose was critical of this too, last summer.

There’s is no way, with our current squad, that Ole can seriously believe that our recruitment strategy has been anything other than a disaster. Hundreds of millions spent, and still miles away from City and Liverpool.



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19 Apr 2019 16:24:16
Showing the player inside, English isn’t his first language, but it seems fairly clear to me.



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17 Apr 2019 16:14:22
Bit of a knee jerk reaction.