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10 Aug 2020 16:18:48
Is the Sancho transfer now resolved?


{Ed047's Note - yes he’ll be there on Friday

1.) 10 Aug 2020 16:31:33
Is that confirmed for sure Ed or something you think is likely?

{Ed047's Note - it was tongue in cheek prodigal, who knows if he’s coming or not.

The latest according to Dortmund is no but that could be just trying to get you to pay his way over the top valuation as you seem so desperate again.

2.) 10 Aug 2020 16:45:46
Where Altach Ed?

{Ed047's Note - anyone’s guess mate 🤷‍♂️

3.) 10 Aug 2020 16:48:54
All part of the fun of being a United supporter Ed.

4.) 10 Aug 2020 17:45:58
Could be worse Ed047, could be signing a past it 32yr old winger on huge wages on a 3yr deal deemed not good enough by his current club, coupled with wasting one of the worlds great midfielders by leaving him on the bench to collect his £350k wages, only to replace him with the likes of Xhaka😂😂😂. Topping it off by embarrassingly begging a striker to stay at the club who doesn't actually want to be there because you're THAT bad.

Talking of desperation, didn't you pay 3x over the odds for Lionel Messi? Sorry, i meant Nicholas Pepe🤣🤣🤣🤣.

{Ed047's Note - 🎣 I don’t half love you scholesy! 🤣🤣

5.) 10 Aug 2020 18:55:47
He said that about dembele and he was sold.

{Ed001's Note - yes but Dembele did a midnight flit, literally just vanished over night, fleeing Germany, that precipitated his sale after they found a number of other issues he had left behind. Particularly the state of his apartment, which ended up in a court case for damages.}

6.) 10 Aug 2020 19:28:29
At the end of the day, we know the price. If we match it he comes. My view is, if this is the managers number 1 target then we should get him, but I don’t make the decisions. It will be interesting to see what happens. I don’t think a certain date makes any difference to whether or not the player will be sold before the window closes.

7.) 11 Aug 2020 00:14:53
I expect a deal can still be done if we match their original asking price, but if Dortmund are smart they’ll flat out refuse to negotiate any further and just wait until EW gets desperate.

I feel a little sorry for EW as it’s a tough call as to how to approach this one and he’ll likely end up catching some flack for the way he handles this whatever he ends up doing. Part of me thinks he should have just paid the asking price straight away and got the deal done, but I also appreciate that it’s this kind of behavior in the past that’s lead to us getting bent over a barrel with every deal we make.

Ultimately though, I expect we’ll end up caving somewhere down the line and offering the full amount, but I wouldn’t be too surprised if Dortmund stick to their guns and keep him for another year (although I guess this might depend on whether or not Sancho pushes for a move) .

8.) 11 Aug 2020 05:25:35

We as fans always say back the manager, give him the player he wants if he is the managers first choice and all . But sometimes we should be sensible in our business ideas too. Maybe sometimes the managers first choice isn't the best option all things considered.

And if you need an example as to when it is a success when a managers doesn't get his preferred choice just look at Liverpool and Salah.

Sarah wasnt Klopp's first choice. Actually he was 4th choice I think. But the club saw him as the better overall option and convinced Klopp to sign him. And rest is history.



31 Jan 2020 06:03:23
Reports saying our bid for Josh King has been turned down by Bournemouth.


1.) 31 Jan 2020 06:21:55
The very Josh King that used to play for us?

2.) 31 Jan 2020 08:14:36
Would prefer him then Slimani.

3.) 31 Jan 2020 08:37:07
i don't rate him what so ever. would he offer more than martial?

somtimes martial can be fantastic but he always drifts in and out of games for me.

im unsure on king don't think he would improve us.

4.) 31 Jan 2020 08:49:06
Agree don't want him I like the look of william jose looks half decent big and strong and knows where the net is.

5.) 31 Jan 2020 09:26:37
Martial has been given the No.9 shirt and a massive new deal.

When fit he will be the first choice central striker.

We aren't looking for a world class first choice striker to come in.

We need a rotation option who offers something different, ideally a back to goal striker who can bring others into the game.

Giroud would be the ideal signing, I just can't see Chelsea selling to a rival and if they would I see Spurs ahead of us in the queue due to Giroud preferring to stay in London.

6.) 31 Jan 2020 09:57:59
I think Chelsea will rather sell to us than Tottenham. plus Giroud knows he has a better chance of getting playing time with us over the next 12 months. Given his age he will also want a final pay day which we can offer better than Tottenham.
THe only issue is we are not interested.

7.) 31 Jan 2020 10:02:25
Some of you may have seen The Masked signer on TV (yeah, quality I know! ), and would have seen Teddy Sheringham as the 'tree'.

If we wanted to sign a tree, maybe we could sign him again. Be a cheaper option than Giroud.

8.) 31 Jan 2020 10:10:13

Martial lacks consistency. Also you said when he is fit. He is quite injury prone. He needs to be more aggressive. At times he is like a other Pogba, hands on his hips.

9.) 31 Jan 2020 10:53:25
I don’t rate Martial at all.

If we had sold him and held onto Rom, we’d be in a much better position this year. Martial is just a confused player, doesn’t have the instincts to make it as a striker and hasn’t worked hard enough to improve his wing play.

10.) 31 Jan 2020 11:14:26
I think Martial is a better player than many give him credit for. That said, he doesn't look like he will become the world class striker he looked like he would grow in to during his first season at the club.

He is a good at linking up play and is the most clinical striker at the club (Greenwood not withstanding as he is in his debut season and isn't ready to be first choice starting striker every week) . He doesn't make enough selfless runs or gambling runs.

In the right set up and tactics he can be a very good striker. Considering this season we have struggled to create good goalscoring chances, and Martial has spent time out injured (which often means a player needs a game or two to play themselves back into form) . Martial has 8 goals in 1458 minutes which is a goal every 182 minutes or a goal every other game. Which is a solid scoring rate. If he hand't been injured and we had been creating more and better goalscoring chances he could be close to being one of the top scorers in the league.

The real issue with Martial is his injury record. He just can't stay fit for a whole season. That's why we need another central striker, with Rashford struggling centrally and Greenwood being a year or two away from being ready to step into that role.

My favourite person for that role would be Raul Jimenez, but he certainly won't be available mid-season. So someone like Giroud for 18 months would be a great option to allow Greenwood time to grow into the role.

11.) 31 Jan 2020 12:10:23
Shaps, you need to change your name to Stato. Or get a hobby.



28 Jan 2020 20:17:30
I have it on good authority that Woodward upped the offer on Fernandes when Ole threatened to bring back Alexis next season at the press conference this morning.


1.) 28 Jan 2020 20:34:36
Lol., that’s good. 👍🏻.



27 Jan 2020 17:21:06
Hearing reports that we are in talks with Antero Henrique for the Director of Football role. I thought he was off the Inter last week and we were in talks with Campos.


1.) 27 Jan 2020 18:50:16
Falling for it again are we?

2.) 27 Jan 2020 18:51:00
Here we go PR machine in overdrive this is clubs excuse for there being no signings in January but we might have a DOF meaning no. need to protest because Woodward won't be in charge of transfers Win Win for the board again.

3.) 27 Jan 2020 20:18:06
Not falling for it Dan, just pointing out the regularity with which we are linked with a new DoF, our PR dept is busier than our transfer dept.

4.) 28 Jan 2020 01:00:12
I wouldn't get too excited anyway he hasn't exactly had glowing reports from his previous jobs.



05 Aug 2019 06:25:38
The Times reporting that Real have bid £27 million + James for Pogba, which United have rejected. Is there any Marid player that you would take as part of a deal, I cannot think of one.


1.) 05 Aug 2019 07:57:08
Hazard ;-)

2.) 05 Aug 2019 08:08:22
Isco is the only one.

3.) 05 Aug 2019 08:11:33
Hazard, Vinicius Jr, Varane, Casemiro :)

4.) 05 Aug 2019 08:33:32
Varane+80M for Pogba instead of Maguire.

5.) 05 Aug 2019 08:46:07

6.) 05 Aug 2019 09:18:21
Zinedine Zidane, at 47 he would still be the second best creative player at the club.




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13 Aug 2020 08:48:48
Good to see that Guillem Balague has started up the Cristiano Ronaldo transfer rumour. Ed will be firing up the private jet and hot footing it to Turin.




03 Aug 2020 20:35:32
Sanchez off to Inter, no transfer fee. Good deal and good luck Alexis.
I will always remember his first game against Yeovil where he gave away the ball an awful lot and I began to wonder and then he won man of the match.




25 Jul 2020 17:42:53
Looking ahead to the Europa League competition, we face Lask on 5 August, then if we finish off the job the next game is on 16 August.
If they are all fully fit, should Ole play a full strength team against Lask just to keep them match fit. 16 days between matches seems a long time to let them rest.


1.) 25 Jul 2020 18:51:57
I'd imagine he will play a strongest team, although Romero and Ighalo would certainly get a run out from the beginning.

2.) 26 Jul 2020 08:05:34
I disagree. We look totally knackered and a big rest looks required. If match sharpness is an issue, play a second string team and then bring on those who may need to stretch their legs. We can’t underestimate how quickly next season will be with us and then the slog begins again!

3.) 26 Jul 2020 08:53:28
he will play a second string team no need to play anyone else will have sonthing like a 10 day rest for the next round which is a 1 game knockout round.



16 Jul 2020 23:40:42
A few of the players, like Bruno, look like they need to be rested for a game. With a possible four games left in the domestic season, would you play a weaker team against Chelsea to ensure the players are fresh for those last two games?


1.) 17 Jul 2020 00:28:30
Definately, Pogba and Fernandez need resting. I know Soljkaer has the mentality that we need to win every competition (which I love BTW) he must know his midfield needs a rest.

2.) 17 Jul 2020 01:05:37
No, just no. We go and try and win every trophy.

3.) 17 Jul 2020 02:46:00
Before the Chelski game kicks off we’ll know the Leicester result. If they drop points, I’d rest a few players, but if Leicester win I’d rest players for the West Ham game instead.

4.) 17 Jul 2020 04:35:14
Rest them, with the added substitutes we can bring them on 45 mins.
I would play our reserves and make the chelsea really cagey and disruptive. Like we used to do with Jose.



05 Jul 2020 10:06:40
Last day of the season

Leicester v Manchester United
Chelsea v Wolves

Should be a good day, thank goodness the pubs are open again.


1.) 05 Jul 2020 10:39:21
Why thank goodness the pubs are open
You can't watch a match properly in a pub.

2.) 05 Jul 2020 11:13:40

I’m not sure that day will have a huge impact, everybody saying that but a lot can happen between now and then, I’d be surprised if wolves can still get top 4 at that point for example, the week before that when we have West Ham at OT and Chelsea are away at Liverpool and Leicester are at Tottenham seems more likely to determine things. Hopefully we will be up there by then.




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14 Aug 2020 05:52:23
Surprised United didn't use a Henderson loan to entice Dortmund to sell Sancho.
I know Burki signed an extension last month but there have been questions asked of him lately and year or two in another league would be a good learning experience for Dean.




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10 Aug 2020 16:48:54
All part of the fun of being a United supporter Ed.




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10 Aug 2020 16:48:03
I hope we get linked with Neymar again, that will be entertaining for a few months.




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10 Aug 2020 16:45:46
Where Altach Ed?


{Ed047's Note - anyone’s guess mate 🤷‍♂️



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10 Aug 2020 16:43:10
I read a book on transfers by Daniel Geey, if you want to get past all the stuff written on-line and in the media, its an eye opener. Other books on transfers are available, I think.





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14 Aug 2020 06:42:36
Since Dembele pulled his hamstring against Getafe back in 2017 he has struggled to fully recover and now it seems it is a recurring injury. Phil Jones is already our injured player in residence, we don't need another.




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14 Aug 2020 06:20:37
A lot to admire about the Dortmund set-up, but are they destined always to be just the bridesmaid.




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14 Aug 2020 06:12:09
First time I have seen Upemecano play, looks a proper player. Bild reported his release clause as €50 million.
Like de Ligt laat year after performing well in the CL, I can see someone buying him this summer.
Maguire, Lindelof, Upemecano and Mengi as the CBs options doesn't sound too bad.




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13 Aug 2020 10:13:40
I would go 433, win the midfield battle with Matic, Pogba and Fred then have Rashford or Greenwood on the right and Martial on the left to stretch the defense and have Bruno playing as the false 9.




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10 Aug 2020 12:45:01
Ole was on about extending his own contract.