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04 Jul 2017 08:12:58
Ed, are you aware of any interest from us the young lad Gelson Martins at Sporting? I think he would be an excellent addition to the team, a player who genuinely likes being a winger. I'd also look at William Carvalho if Fabinho and Matic are non starters - although he has been linked almost as long as Gaitan and Sneijder.

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{Ed025's Note - arsenal have been tracking him fresh but no links to united at this stage mate..


1.) 04 Jul 2017 10:46:55
Cheers mate.


 

 

03 May 2017 12:44:49
Rumours today of an enquiry for Nainggolan. Brilliant, dynamic midfielder.

Thoughts?

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1.) 03 May 2017 13:00:05
So hope its true and we can pursue and sign. Vidal type of player imo and could be the steel and guille in midfield to allow pogba and herrera to push on.


2.) 03 May 2017 13:08:57
I have I agree with you mate. He would be our Kante equivalent but with a goal threat as well.


3.) 03 May 2017 13:40:32
He's a beast. Be a superb signing.


4.) 03 May 2017 14:54:00
Good but would prefer Vidal or Kante.


5.) 03 May 2017 17:20:42
Don't think he is keen on a move to England. Apparently because cigs are too expensive.


6.) 04 May 2017 07:18:24
What is it with us and signing players with weird names.
Mkhitaryan, Schweinsteiger, Schneiderlin.
Nainggolan.
Maybe sign Bernardeschi too 😂.

{Ed001's Note - if you sign Nainggolan I would be very surprised. He smokes more than Wayne Rooney, Dimitar Berbatov and Jack Wilshere put together. He makes Andy Carroll look like a teetotal professional athlete. His partying on a nightly basis is legendary in the Rome clubs. It is very doubtful he will have much more than a couple of years left at the top level.

Added to that, he has no interest in leaving the city, he loves it in Rome. I would seriously have worries over a recruitment system that recommends him as a potential signing, rather than steers clear of him.

Oh and I do think he is an excellent player, now, but his lack of real fitness and desire to concentrate on his game would make it extremely difficult to adapt to English football and its much higher paced style.}


 

 

26 Jul 2016 13:21:37
Hasn't taken the papers long to jump on the Fellaini to Sunderland story. £13 million apparently, seems a bit steep.

Also interest in taking Januzaj on loan. If there is one young attacker I'd like to see kick on this term it's Pereira so getting Januzaj out the way would be a good move.

Add to this the impending Pogba announcement and potential deal for Fabinho we look in good shape. However, I'd still like one more centre back to replace Rojo and see Blind/ Schweinsteiger leave.

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1.) 26 Jul 2016 14:23:26
Schweinsteiger leaving over Blind would be better as he is older more injury prone and on vast wages. Although if he stays fit, the big if he could have an important season if utilised properly. That remains a big if.


2.) 26 Jul 2016 16:24:08
schweinsteiger has been an utter turd signing when you consider what he contributed, minutes played and wages. Blind for me was one of our top 4 or 5 performers last year no matter how you look at and i am bewildered why people think we should sell him. Ridiculous.


3.) 26 Jul 2016 17:00:12
Impending Pogba's announcement

Keep dreaming he's not coming and will end up at Madrid, he wouldn't keep stalling if he actually wanted to come.


4.) 26 Jul 2016 17:18:46
If we're paying Sunderland 13 mill for them to take Fellaini then that is step.

I also agree on Blind, he's a versatile utility player. Every squad needs one.


5.) 26 Jul 2016 19:51:57
I think Schweini was an expensive gamble that didn't work. His whole focus seemed to have been on getting fit for the Euros, he continued almost nothing last year.


6.) 26 Jul 2016 22:25:39
Why would anyone want to sell blind? Need a versatile player and he's our best one. And Pogba is far from imminent.


7.) 27 Jul 2016 17:19:44
I can see why Messi retired from International football. If Rojo plays at centre back for Argentina, then Messi will never win an International Trophy. Rojo is terrible.


 

 

01 Jul 2016 17:35:06
Rumours of Chinese interst in Rooney. A £60 million bid possible - that would be a dream situation. Get him off the books and suitably replace with a midfielder who specialises in that position rather than being shoe-horned.

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1.) 01 Jul 2016 17:45:53
Just £60m? No thanks.


2.) 01 Jul 2016 18:05:03
This is a great chance to offload Rooney. On the back of a poor international performance no one will criticize United for offloading him. I like Rooney but for the sake of United he needs to go.
60M is a good deal keeping in mind that he earns 260K per week at United.


3.) 01 Jul 2016 18:05:09
Please please please let this be true.


4.) 01 Jul 2016 18:07:14
Lol Brendan.


5.) 01 Jul 2016 18:18:23
Rooney out for £60 million, Pogba in for £80 million would be rather nice. I'd then go and try for Draxler to be the new number 10.


6.) 01 Jul 2016 18:56:13
Micky is the new number 10.


7.) 01 Jul 2016 19:19:35
Zźzzzzzzzzz😴😴😴.


8.) 01 Jul 2016 19:32:41
I think it may be Rooney has bid £60m for his local Chinese restaurant!


9.) 01 Jul 2016 19:52:21
Number 10? Would that be Downing Street?


10.) 01 Jul 2016 20:50:55
Lol @ Brendan 😂😂😂😂😂.


11.) 02 Jul 2016 20:03:07
Lol @ beast 😂😂😂.


 

 

01 Jul 2016 13:20:13
Offer submitted for Lassana Diarra?

I know Mourinho was a fan at Chelsea and Madrid. Perhaps a player for certain big games and a cheaper alternative to Kante? If this happened it would suggest to me that Jose is happy with Schneiderlin and Carrick for the deeper role generally but in the big games may need more bite.

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{Ed002's Note - As of Wednesday there was one offer but not from MU.}


1.) 01 Jul 2016 13:43:43
It's being reported that Giggs is set to leave Man Utd.
In my eye, s he ain't done bad out of it . Usually when managers are sacked, so are their back room staff.
Moyes sacked, Giggs not
Van Gaal sacked, Giggs not.
Fantastic servant to our club, and will always be a legend in my eye, s.
But he cannot dictate which job he wants, if not offered the managers job . There are many ex players from man Utd with better credentials to become great managers, Time for Giggs to go and make a managerial name for himself, Then one day maybe. He maybe approached for the big job . But I feel the reason he was not shown the door along with Moyes and Van Gaal, is the sentiment our board have for the man. Plus now he can concentrate on his other pastimes. wink. wink.


2.) 01 Jul 2016 13:44:33
Always liked diarra.


3.) 01 Jul 2016 13:43:30
Cheers for clearing that up Ed002, my heart sank when I read that from Fresh! Lol going from Pogba to Diarra in less than 12hrs

Is Kante still only of Interest to Arsenal and Chelsea Ed, if you don't mind me asking?

{Ed002's Note - Leicester's N'Golo Kante performances this season have attracted the attention of a number of sides not least Juventus, Chelsea, PSG and Arsenal. Although they will offer a new contract and would like to keep him, Leicester will be willing to sell on a couple of conditions and it will be Arsenal and Chelsea who will look to see if a deal can be brokered early in the transfer window - but it will be PSG that will be the most attractive of these clubs for the player and if they put an offer on the table that is acceptable to the club - and then they will have an advantage. Last summer Kante was on the verge of joining Marseille after rejecting the interest of West Ham and Rennes when Claudio Ranieri intervened, telling Caen their price would be met and taking the player on a guided tour of the Leicester City ground and training facilities. Anecdotally Shakhtar Donetsk approached Boulogne about taking Kante as a replacement for Fernandinho but Kante decided his future was in the French second division with Caen. Chelsea's interest dates from April 10 and they continued to watch him. His representative has said that Chelsea and PSG are his favoured destinations but with the change of manager at PSG that option may disappear.}


4.) 01 Jul 2016 13:48:19
And Kantes valuation wouldn't be anything much higher then the 30M, would you want to go for some one cheaper IF Kantes available?


 

 

 

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18 Aug 2017 22:43:34
Maybe a little fanciful but worth asking the question.

Would you take Robben at the right price? We need a good right sided option - no one is available, Robben is still unplayable on his day and Mourinho knows him well.

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1.) 18 Aug 2017 22:54:40
No maybe 2 years or so ago.


2.) 18 Aug 2017 22:54:53
Everyone would take him for the "right price".
That's the definition of "right price" :-D

The question is rather what everyone thinks the right price is.

I wouldn't take him for free. Massive ego and wages.


3.) 18 Aug 2017 23:29:43
Not a chance. he is past his best.


We are sorted for wingers.

We should be looking at full backs

We have enough wingers in our team.


4.) 19 Aug 2017 09:42:19
I don't think we have any wingers actually.

We have strikers who can play out wide, ex-wingers who are now fullbacks, and enough number 10s to fill a decent sized hot tub (plus one of whatever Jesse Lingard is), but no actual wingers.


5.) 19 Aug 2017 10:56:40
On a free like zlat yeh.


6.) 19 Aug 2017 10:58:29
Sometimes a year wonder from a player of his stature is worth the risk. Vast experience and he still possess match winning ability. For a nominal fee and high wages i'd have no objection as it would improve our squad in an area that we don't have a player like him ie the right. Great professional too.


7.) 19 Aug 2017 11:46:04
Not sure how we have enough wingers when we actually don't have any.


8.) 19 Aug 2017 15:24:53
Absoluely. If he's available on a free then a zlatan kind of deal will be excellent. He's 33 not 43. He's physically fit so if we can get him then definitely go for it.


 

 

16 Aug 2017 22:06:55
Asensio is some player. I wonder how much he is worth already. I'd take him over Bale, Griezmann, Mbappe etc. He will be a top 3 Balon d'Or candidate within three years for sure.

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1.) 16 Aug 2017 23:09:38
Yeah he has been managed well by madrid too over last 2 years. He imo is the successor to bale and eventually ronaldo.
Im not into the mpappe hype at all. Sure he looks terrific but he would need to show improvement year on year for a couple of seasons to be worthy of the hype. Assensio has done that and is ready to blossom.


2.) 16 Aug 2017 23:22:20
Well my general consensus is that the greatest players are worth about 30 quid plus a Maccies or if they have a worldie game I would stretch to a burger king.

As much as I love the game the millions the are flippantly being thrown around are plain daft. Newcastle bought the best striker this country will probably ever see for £15mil, which at the time seemed like about 80% of all the money in the world nowadays £45 mil buys you gilfi siggurdson or kyle walker, insane.


 

 

14 Aug 2017 17:27:01
Chaps,

What a great performance to kick start the new season. A very entertaining weekend actually. Believe it or not, we capitalised on rivals slip ups! It's only early I know, but there's already a gap in points term and I think in squad depth (aside City) .

Could the first goal be more perfect? Matic intercepts, Lukaku finishes first time after a beautiful pass from Rashford. Great finish from Pogba also as well as Martial who I think is in the top three of our most clinical finishers. I open he gets plenty of game time and nails down the left hand side - but Rashford will be significant competition.

Yesterday's system will work beautifully against the 'lesser' sides for want of a better word. I'm hoping we get a good few points on the board before our first big games where I have no doubt we will be hard to beat at the very least!

In terms of where we can improve, we have to be mindful of the available options. For example, no player available is an improvement on our front 3 or 4. Perisic is different but not an upgrade in relative terms nor is someone like Felipe Anderson. What we must decide is do we want diversification or an element of magic. If we want the former, we go for Perisic. If we crave the later, we hold fire and go big for Griezmann next summer or January if that is a suitable time for both parties. I say we should wait to add that sparkle. Imagine Griezmann playing where Mata did yesterday alternating with Mkhitaryan whilst Martial or Rashford provide direct running and a goal threat from the left.

The need for a touch line hugging left winger is removed if we sign a full back who provides with a la Rose or Bertrand. They have the engine to get up and down the pitch and provide width whilst the forward comes inside more. Memphis and Shaw did this for about three games in that second season of Van Gaal (then it all went down the toilet! ) .

Also very encouraged by our centre back options. Jones was good and is good if fit. Lindelöf will come good, but like others, he is being protected and rightly so. Centre half is a fundamental position and errors early on can cost vital points and kick confidence badly.

Lastly, I'll be very interested to see the outcome of the Aurier court case. A good player, similar stature to Valencia but 8 years his junior. And also I'd look forward to the guidance of Ibrahimovic coming back. Now, wouldn't you prefer to see long balls up to Ibra than Fellaini if we needed a goal? I'm sure it would be spelled out that he is a rotation and bench option - if he can accept that he's a no brainier. What fabulous experience and arrogance to have around, something that the best have.

As always, I'd love to hear all of your thoughts, eds included.

Fresh!

{Ed004's Note - I agree with everything you have written. It was a very dominant display and a very good win. This formation should work very well against lower opposition sides and we will be able to bring in either Herrera or Fellaini against the top sides. I would also wait until January or next summer for Griezmann as he would add another dimension to our play. If he was playing were Mata was he most likely would have had atleast a goal and he is a lot quicker than Mata so more dangerous on the counter.
Aurier would be a very good addition and one I'm optimistic we can make. He would probably be eased in like Lindelof (which is a good move) and eventually improve our attack. I don't see us going for a left back as I think Jose has faith in Shaw and Darmian is good cover for him. Hopefully, Shaw returns shortly as he would add another dimension to our attack and defence.
Lastly, Lukaku has already made a huge difference to our attack. His ability to run in behind is already creating far more space for our other players and we are looking to get inbehind the opposition defence far more often which will greatly improve our attack}


1.) 14 Aug 2017 18:48:55
Good post fresh. I think it was a really good start. I woukd like to see 2 full backs come in. I really like tierny and think he would be great back up and challenge to shaw. I would like a right back too as a challange to valencia.
If we can't get the wide/ forward player he wants be that perisic bale or greizman then waiting until jan which is highly unlikely or next summer for the right player is the right thing to do. If ibra is available and can accrpt a squad role for 6 months it would be great back up for lukaku with rash and martial playing left like yesterday.


 

 

12 Aug 2017 10:47:34
Not posted on here for a while, so wanted to re-engage with you all on my thoughts of dealings and tactics so far.

Transfers:

I'm very satisfied with what we have achieved so far. Matic is an excellent player, decent shot, excellent reader of the game and not as sluggish as people thought. He will be a huge loss to Chelsea, Conte knows it. He will release Pogba who now needs to become more consistently effective. Hopefully the Neymar deal make sure him think less about how much he cost! Lindelöf just needs time, it's staggering people are writing him off after preseason. Lukaku will score hatfulls if the team is set up correctly.

I think if Perisic comes in to complete our business we will be in good shape. I see us starting a 3-4-3 more often with Smalling, Bailly and Lindelöf at the back, Valencia right wing back, Perisic left wing, Herrera and Matic central with Pogba LAM, Mkhitaryan RAM and Lukaku up top stretching the oppositions back four. Mata and Rashford could quite easily fit into this position also (as could Fellaini) . I don't see us playing a central strike pair.

In addition to Perisic I hope we get Aurier over the line. We would be well stocked in wide areas if Shaw can get fit and compete with Perisic for that left wing back / winger role.

Thoughts guys?

Fresh!

1.) 12 Aug 2017 11:20:40
Fresh,

That could have been written by me, saved me a job to be honest, agree with everything you've said there.


2.) 12 Aug 2017 12:04:46
I don't think Perisic will be bought to play wing back.


3.) 12 Aug 2017 12:16:07
Perisic has a very good work rate in him. He really worked hard on both sides of the pitch for an Inter side with a poor defence. He will slot in the wing back position nicely.


4.) 12 Aug 2017 12:27:17
You sign Aurier and Perisic then you've players that can play wing back or in their traditional positions, I think against the bigger teams Jose will play 343 and more of his usual 4231/ 433 in home games or against 'lesser' teams.


5.) 12 Aug 2017 12:46:22
Posted exactly the same 2 weeks ago. Forget 90m for bale use the money to get peresic and aurier instead thus addressing 2 areas that need attention.


6.) 12 Aug 2017 13:06:49
Great post and agree with all of it. I like periodic because he is player who is not scared of the ball and very good in possession and left foot to go with it. I watched an inter Juve game last year and he was giving that daunted back 3 of juve all they can handle.

I just heard ed002 sharkpod and seems like we have botched his transfer and think its unlikely that we get him now.

Watching Liverpool vs Watford and sometimes we seem to take granted how difficult the PL is and the lower teams all show up to play. Arsenal vs Leicester was another reminder.

It will be a long season with lots of turns and twists and hope people don't prejudge stuff like lindelof after a few games or any other players or the manager.


7.) 12 Aug 2017 13:13:37
Good post Fresh. I would really like the perisic deal to happen now. Puts in a shift, is genuinely two-footed and mostly stays out wide. The last point is the most important and what sets him apart from our current attacking options.

I believe we are very close, just a slight shift in system can really get things going. Lukaku is a great signing but he absolutely will need service and support.

Good to have a home game to open, let's hope for a positive performance and win to get the ball rolling.


8.) 12 Aug 2017 21:13:32
A simple thing most of us don't get here! Bale or Ronaldo or Neymar or Messi. these r the kind of players that can distract 2/ 3 opposition players which allows other players the space and opportunity to score or create chances.

We need someone exceptional and I would always prefer Bale over Perisic+aurier anyday. Bale etc can damage you for the slightest mistake and will be a terror for the defences!

Obviously, if we can't get Bale, then Perisic+aurier would be good additions but nothing spectacular.

I do think Martial will be leaving otherwise Jose would have played him against Real at least in place of Lingard!


 

 

31 Jul 2017 09:38:53
The signing of Matic releases two of the best midfielders in the League and allows them to be more creative: Pogba and Herrera. It also allows the likes of Valencia and Shaw to sit a little higher which can help push opposition wingers back, getting us higher up the pitch. Whilst we get a little higher up the pitch (as we have the pace to beat an offside trap) we see Lukaku pushed higher, sitting on the shoulder of the defender. In doing so, this provides Pogba and Herrera more time and space on the ball to pick passes.

This one signing will transform our attacks. Very clever if you ask me.

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1.) 31 Jul 2017 09:50:38
Spot on Fresh, I think this is a fact that is lost on a lot of folks. I believe a 4-3-3 may be the best formation we will have and perhaps a 3-5-2 against the likes of RM and Citeh.

With Matic sitting deep, Pogba and Herrera will have alternating runs forward and as you mentioned, free will to pick a pass. Really gives the opposition Hobson's Choice.


2.) 31 Jul 2017 10:01:13
Totally agree Fresh. Perfect signing (when it's officially announced)


3.) 31 Jul 2017 10:34:58
Against two thirds of the teams in this league we shouldn't need a DM. It also means Miki doesn't play 10, his best position. I don't think Matic should start every game. Also the LB slot is up for grabs to anyone right now/.


4.) 31 Jul 2017 13:08:16
Really looking forward to seeing Matic playing for us also. Prem proven knows how to win trophies and deal with top level pressure, not to mention trusted and known by the manager.


 

 

 

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21 Aug 2017 12:30:38
I don't see how, Martial will continue to operate from the wide left and Jose has said what a change there has been in Martial.

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08 Jul 2017 16:24:03
Got to hammer you for suggesting injured all the time Ramsey.

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06 Jul 2017 10:11:56
Interesting. I hope Lukaku, Morata and Matic all get over the line. Signing Perisic would give us the option of playing with more width at times. Starting to think we will be playing narrow diamond this year with width from fullbacks.

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05 Jul 2017 12:34:38
How do you mean Ken?

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05 Jul 2017 12:08:44
We have set a precedents since SAF left for being stupid. Happening with Morata too - £80m is a joke and they've turned down £70m.

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20 Aug 2017 21:19:40
Who would you buy Syd? Good to have you back around.

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04 Aug 2017 14:43:02
I'd like to add, why is Bale going to lose his pace in the next couple of years? Has Robben? Would you say Robben isn't a top player anymore?

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31 Jul 2017 09:33:31
I think we were pursuing other targets and genuinely wanted Dier - when that wasn't possible we finalises the deal.

He is excellent at what he does and will be a great signing. Not required in every game but certainly needed in the big ones and in Europe.

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27 Jul 2017 21:05:25
Yes for sure.

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08 Jul 2017 17:25:27
Agreed.

I'd like to add the majority of Kane's goals are against average opposition. Hattricks against Hull and wasn't it Watford won him the golden boot. Hardly a brace against City is it.

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