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10 Aug 2016 22:04:40
United have made an enquiry for Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez. Arsenal have quoted £70m however we are not expected to buy him yet. In Summer 2017 he wil have one year left on his Arsenal contract which he will not renew. Arsenal will be forced to sell next summer or player will run his contract down.

Guessing £30-35m next summer would be too good to turn down. Hopefully we would be offering Champs League then. Player would receive significant increased wages at likely 200k pw and at 28 would be at his prime. It's likely to best offer Arsenal would receive though clearly we won't be alone in bidding.

Yes seems a bit pipe dreamy but from first source to be on the money re both Mourinho and Pogba.

Jose looking to buy 2 more players but likely Schweinsteiger, Mata, Rojos, Young, McNair must leave first.

Halesini

1.) 11 Aug 2016 06:38:34
The source is mufc exclusive news on twitter I'm guessing.


2.) 11 Aug 2016 07:21:28
Think we only need a proven right back now. midfield is full of abundance. strikers ok if we rotate them. only question I have, is mikitaryan injured? . set of like a house on fire against wigan, then seems as though he can't get a look in. Hope he gets game time under Jose because the man is a top player.


3.) 11 Aug 2016 08:14:47
Jose said the shield match would feature those who played in the FA Cup final hence Lingard played, and rightly so. As for the OP who believes this rubbish.


4.) 11 Aug 2016 09:26:14
Absolutely Stoatweed. He called Mourinho and Pogba in December. None of this crap about DiMarzio breaking the Pogba return in June as an exclusive.

He clearly knows someone in the know.

If looking for more attacking players on top of what we've already got and Jose stating Rooney will only play up front. surely our favourite (? ) scouser's days are numbered?


5.) 11 Aug 2016 10:32:20
Yeah he was good on Pogba, it's an odd one though, that would mean Mourinho doesn't fancy Martial on the left wing. Maybe he see Martial's future up front with Sanchez, Mikhtaryn and Rashford playing behind for next season. It's just speculation at the moment but would be interesting.


6.) 11 Aug 2016 11:24:20
Its made up journalism how would anyone know next seasons transfers i think next season it will be Greizmann or Bale maybe Kane if Zlat does leave but no way will even Jose know for sure who we are getting who cares about next year we have just had our best ever window imo.


7.) 11 Aug 2016 11:45:58
Look at the amount of things those accounts get wrong, if you make enough guesses you will get something right occasionally.


8.) 11 Aug 2016 16:33:20
As I said in my opening post I appreciate this seems a bit of a pipe dream. But credit where credit is due the guy concerned (@MufcinNews) called Pogba 6 months before anyone else. So perhaps, just perhaps, this may be the type of information a rumours site may appreciate.

He also knew about Mkhitaryan very early doors and Zlatan. Though admittedly not much detective work required with the latter.

Schweinsteiger widely reported as being out of the squad and we are looking to offload him. A few other names in the frame too obviously. For what it's worth he says Young, Mata and Januzaj will be sold next and only then could we make way for other signings.

Transfers don't happen overnight. I'm not surprised if we are constantly talking to agents to gauge whether their client is interested in a future move to us or not. That's all this may turn out to be. But as per the OP this 'source' can get quite a few things wrong before he falls out of favour with me at least.


 

 

11 Jul 2016 17:25:36
Any of the Eds / posters heard anything on our trying to sign Pique back from Barca? Mega surprised if it happens though Shakira would mean the WAGs would need to up their game lol.

Halesini

{Ed004's Note - I highly doubt it}


 

 

09 Jun 2016 18:38:30
Anyone heard of Mata + sizeable cash for Pogba?

Heard separately Juve interested in Darmian too.

Surely there's a monster deal in there that Ed can balls up lol.

Halesini

{Ed004's Note - I wouldn't mind involving Mata in a swap, would give Pogba the number 8. However, swaps rarely happen in football for a number of reasons}


1.) 09 Jun 2016 20:38:27
Works for me - Darmian and Mata + £££ = Pogba!


 

 

06 Sep 2015 10:00:51
Some papertalk suggesting we were looking at a Januzaj for Reus swap deal but also £50m valuation of Reus who Dortmund were looking for £60m for. It's not beyond the wit of man that we've made enquiries about Reus as part of the Januzaj loan deal but can any of the Eds shed any light on this one. Paying potential £58m for an untested Martial and refusing to go an extra £10m for a proven world class talent with pace to burn just doesn't add up.

Halesini

{Ed002's Note - The Reus situation is that Borussia Dortmund offered a significant cash sum to the player to sign a one year extension to remove the release clause that German clubs could use to force a deal for the summer. Manchester United's previous interest has probably moved on, at least for now. Chelsea stepped back from any deal in December after several discussions resulted in a significant issue becoming clear - if that goes away then it is possible something could still be done, but I very, very much doubt it. Bayern is no longer pushing for him. Real Madrid would liked to have a deal this summer and did approach Dortmund with a tentative offer - but they need to move others on first - and that was a problem. It could be January 2016 when they make a further move for him, simply for fear that Barcelona may look to striking a deal as a replacement for Pedro - but Reus has made it clear that he feels let down by Barcelona last summer and they are known to be looking elsewhere. Arsenal will be interested if he is available but my expectation is he will probably remain at Dortmund for all of this season.}


1.) 06 Sep 2015 20:02:27
Ed002, with the issue that you have mentioned could you elaborate? If not could you say whether you think it is a valid thing for a club (Utd in particular) to avoid buying him because of it.
Thanks and great to have your insight back on these pages

{Ed002's Note - I am not going to go in to detail - I cannot speculate about MU, if for no other reason I don't expect him to be moving to Manchester.}


2.) 06 Sep 2015 20:15:07
Thanks Ed that's really informative. I thought that with the Adidas would be pushing United to make a marquee signing and after Bale, Ronaldo and Muller, all of which were seemingly impossible to get this window, Reus seemed a logical 4th option. Genuine world class player with exceptionally pace. Something we have been missing. I think he's the category of player that will markedly improve anyone he goes too. With Real seemingly well stocked with mega stars and Reus feeling rejected / let down by Barca in 2014 then Spain wasn't an obvious option. Unless Bale or / and Ronaldo move on from Real I can see him coming to the Prem. Much rather he being improving us than City, Chelsea or Arsenal.


3.) 06 Sep 2015 22:23:30
Driving without a license, caught 3 or 4 times doing it and fined €500k could be the issue.


4.) 07 Sep 2015 00:02:13
Ed002 thanks.
Herbie, could be it. seems crazy when you consider the money they earn, the support clubs can provide including private driver.
Shame as agood player


 

 

29 Aug 2015 20:30:42
Blackett on loan
Evans sold
Hernandez allegedly told he can leave?
De Gea 'agreed' bid of 40m euros ?

Surely we have a CB and CF coming in at least.

I think it's fasten your seatbelts time for deadline day kids ;)

Halesini

1.) 29 Aug 2015 21:39:46
I can't sleep. Please transfer window end soon.


2.) 29 Aug 2015 21:50:05
I think Anderson and garay.


3.) 30 Aug 2015 16:30:44
Hopefully Felipe and not the fat one back from Brazil


4.) 30 Aug 2015 19:19:48
It'll be samo samo.'We tried really hard but couldn't get the players we wanted'. Smoke and Mirrors. Where is all that money we were going to spend? We've had a boot sale and got rid of loads and bought? Another summer and did the big signings materialise?
I have tried to get behind LvG but he doesn't listen to anyone and let's face it, so many people are seeing the same problems but LvG is blind. Is he really the man for us?


 

 

 

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29 Apr 2017 11:54:39
Can any of the Eds .............

Halesini

{Ed002's Note - It is not a matter for discussion Halesini.}


 

 

23 Oct 2016 21:47:20
If we could have took away draws at Liverpool and Chelsea and home wins against Fenerbahce and City it would of have been a top few games. We have 3 home league games in November and though one of them is Arsenal we have a strong record against them at OT and Jose an impeccable record against Wenger.

But a bad defeat suddenly looks to put everything in the balance. We need to get over it and just get on with the next game and hope that there will be a significant bounce back.

Bottom line is most players weren't at the races today bar possibly Herrera and Valencia.

It is way to easy to mark individuals out for criticism on the back of a poor result but surely anyone with eyes must start to see the unspeakable truth that Smalling is not a United player. Fellaini everyone knows tries hard and give the lad credit for putting in a transfer and wanting to move to us. But neither ever have been or ever will be United quality.

Our star in the making LB in Shaw has worryingly gone off the radar and despite Tony V really putting some shifts in recently we know at his age he is not the RB answer long term. Defence is the strong point of Jose teams typically but not in this side. We are way way short from a defensive perspective and that means we are just not set-up properly to be on the offensive.

As for others Pogba is looking a very average purchase at the moment. I think we need to bite the bullet and say he's the No.10 in a 4231 or he's the left mid of a 433 where he was so influential for Juve. Jose has played 433 before so not as though its a new system.

Re-emergence of Herrera is the only positive note coming from the season so far and I have always said that after 10 games you should know more or less whether you are going to contest the league or not. On the evidence so far we will not be contesting the league. More worryingly we have 5 teams in front on all a minimum of 5 points better than us at such an early stage of the season.

Going back to my earlier point though in many ways this defeat, as bad as it was, was just 1 point lost from what our initial expectation may have been. City, Arsenal and Spurs all drawing lessens the blow a little. But if we are genuine challengers we would have gone to Chelsea and gone all out for the win. Jose's 2014/ 15 team were destroying teams with very expansive good to watch football so we know he can do it. Does not have the confidence in the personnel we have at the moment seemingly and that means further major investment will be needed in the summer again.

Missing out on Champs League again could be a defining moment for us. Hence on to the next game and an absolute must win now against City in the cup followed by Burnley in the league to get some confidence back.

Halesini

1.) 24 Oct 2016 07:02:33
We are 6 points behind with 29 games to go. I am not too bothered even though the loss was hard to watch and not making excuses but the first 2 goals were a joke and after that we were always looking down the barrel of a gun.

Its a long season with lots of up and downs. My biggest concern from yesterday is Bally's injury and Herrera looks to have also picked up something.

I am also wondering what on earth has happened to Schneiderlin as he does not even make the bench any more.

I think come Jan 1st is when we need to look at things and that should tell us how this season will pan out. My only critic of the game is the selection and personally when you pick lingard to play on the right, you are not picking him for his offensive abilities but more so for his defensive grind work, which with 2 holding bids is too many defensive grinders on the pitch and not enough creative guys who can hurt the other team.


 

 

18 Aug 2016 14:18:22
So I'm reading Jose's press conference comments (responding to where Pogba will play) that the system will remain as is, ie 4231. There may be subtle tweaks to it dependent on who is in the team at any one moment but the fundamental system won't change.

Interesting to see how Pogba plays and indeed where he plays.

Halesini

1.) 18 Aug 2016 15:56:44
I think he nearly let it slip, then hurried mentioned all the others:

Pogba and schneiderlin.


 

 

06 aug 2016 17:25:00
where do folk see fosu-mensah playing this season. i don't personally think he's suited to rb but become either a great dm or possibly cb. given in the latter department we have at least 2 candidates in jones and rojos who won't be getting contracts extended anytime soon and our hesitancy to buy an established cb this could be a breakout year for tfm in the heart of defence.

if a certain heavily linked midfielder arrives then surely midfield options are lessened. i still think cb is our weak spot and it's often coveted by de gea's brilliance. if we aren't for investing in the world class central defensive commander we are crying out for i'm hoping that in tfm and bailly we are looking to cultivate our own.

Halesini

{Ed004's Note - I think if no more signings come in during this window (after Pogba hopefully) then Mensah will be given the chance to compete for the RB position. I'm not sure he is good enough yet to play in a midfield 2 however he was very good at RB near the end of last season.}


1.) 06 Aug 2016 20:34:35
Where he ends up could come down to injuries. Everyone thought Rashford a RW / RF. until we had to play him as CF. It potentially will come down to whether hetakes tthe opportunities that arise.
Long term HM.


2.) 07 Aug 2016 02:38:11
Ive seen comments before stating Rashford was a Right-sided player but coming up the rankings he has always been seen as a promising young ST. It was said by Mcguiness Rashford could score excellent goals, but was just missing them Poachers goals, "off the knee" goals, rebounds "real goal scorers goals" that make a true ST, he also went on to say that Marcus was working really hard and he was being rewarded for that. 2 months later he's scoring goals in the 1st team and has never looked back!


3.) 07 Aug 2016 04:34:20
Come on Ed, why don't you think Mensah is ready for the midfield berth? Since it is his natural and preferred position don't you think maybe he'll be better there if given a chance?

He might go on to be a great CB or RB but I want him to be given a chance at DM - which he loves.

I remember a certain midfielder that was thought not to be ready and where did that get us?

{Ed004's Note - Because I'm not sure he is composed enough on the ball yet. He's given the ball away carelessly at times when played and if he does that centrally as the deepest midfielder we would be punished more often}


 

 

22 Jul 2016 09:51:26
Analysis on Pogba (from a Barcelona dedicated site last year) .

goo.gl/Keff00

Halesini

1.) 22 Jul 2016 12:40:07
Thanks for that Halesini. Along but good read.


2.) 22 Jul 2016 13:33:31
Thanks halseni great read. I'd Love to see the same analysis on some of our players such as Rooney fellaini Miki and martial.


 

 

 

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08 Aug 2017 03:46:34
Good old Mrs Bale.

I know the jury is out in some quarters re his injury record but on his day he's one of the few genuine world class performers out there.

I'd love to sign him. Can't help but think that would involve DDG going the other way which we must resist at all costs.

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29 Apr 2017 11:43:53
Jose needs to build a team that can challenge immediately but have medium-longer term crack at Champs League, i. e. winning it at least twice overly the likely 7 to 10 year period he sees himself here. I think he is 53 now and has said previously he would love to be Portugal national coach as his final managerial post. I think and hope this is Jose's last club manager role. The days of Ferguson like characters (with obvious exception of Wenger) staying 20 years anywhere are long gone.

So players wise I think we are looking to build a core of 24-27yo players ideally. Players who are fully developed, fully proven and class reinforcements who can walk into the first team.

With De Gea seemingly gone a world class keeper is a must. I think we will be knocking on Tottenham's door for Lloris or go for Jan Oblak at Athletico.

Defence wise there is only Bailly who is a shue-in first team for me with Valencia a great RB back-up (only given age) and Blind a versatile CB/ FB cover. There were reports back in Jan that a deal for Lindelof the Benfica CB was done and dusted but gone quiet there. Alderweireld is a must if rumours of a buy-out clause of £25m are true. I do think prising any players from Tottenham will be very difficult though. They are clearly the emerging team to beat and if they can keep their squad together and bulk their squad up a little they are definite contenders next year.

Midfield - a Carrick replacement a must. Pogba he will look to build a team around logically though interestingly where do folk think his best position actually is? Herrera has been immense at times and proved via Chelsea the occasionally man to man job that may be required he is absolutely perfect for. Fellaini I appreciate remains a head scratcher for all of us but he is the tall physical player Jose likes so don't see him going.

Forwards:
Mkhitaryan needs to improve for me- either sublimely class or looks to go missing a bit. The younger pacier forwards such as Rashford, Martial and Lingard will all be safe but only see Rashford as a regular first X1 tbh. Ibra and Rooney both gone already. Mata I think could still do a job for us but likely he won't get game time he wants.

I think squad wise we are looking as a minimum at:
1 x GK
2 x FB
2 x CB
1 x DM
1 x CF
1 x CF / Winger

So appreciate that's 8 players in but I see following all going out:
De Gea (sadly)
Jones (too crocked)
Smalling (too not good enough)
Young (too old)
Ibra (possibly retired now)
Rooney (retired about 3 year back lol)

Those on the possible list to go:
Darmian
Shaw
Mata


I do think this is the summer we will see the Jose revolution. He inherited a squad he's not convinced by and had a year to suss them all out. Rooney he sussed in 6 games in fairness to him. Jose knows Chelsea will go again in the market, Spurs already are contenders and City have a major re-build to. let's not underestimate the size of the task to make us into League winning and Champs League challenging regulars.

And if you don't believe that then ask yourself this question:
From our current squad, barring De Gea, who would walk into any premiership team? who would walk into any team in Europe?

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11 Aug 2016 16:33:20
As I said in my opening post I appreciate this seems a bit of a pipe dream. But credit where credit is due the guy concerned (@MufcinNews) called Pogba 6 months before anyone else. So perhaps, just perhaps, this may be the type of information a rumours site may appreciate.

He also knew about Mkhitaryan very early doors and Zlatan. Though admittedly not much detective work required with the latter.

Schweinsteiger widely reported as being out of the squad and we are looking to offload him. A few other names in the frame too obviously. For what it's worth he says Young, Mata and Januzaj will be sold next and only then could we make way for other signings.

Transfers don't happen overnight. I'm not surprised if we are constantly talking to agents to gauge whether their client is interested in a future move to us or not. That's all this may turn out to be. But as per the OP this 'source' can get quite a few things wrong before he falls out of favour with me at least.

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11 Aug 2016 09:26:14
Absolutely Stoatweed. He called Mourinho and Pogba in December. None of this crap about DiMarzio breaking the Pogba return in June as an exclusive.

He clearly knows someone in the know.

If looking for more attacking players on top of what we've already got and Jose stating Rooney will only play up front. surely our favourite (? ) scouser's days are numbered?

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28 Jul 2016 17:16:35
Think somewhere like Burnley be ideal for both. Good, young up and coming manager in Sean Dyche and decent football. No expectation other than hard time to stop up so real chance fur some regular play and bit of character building.

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29 Apr 2017 11:50:48
We have drawn 13 games now. I think it was 93 season when we won something like 7 games 1-0, all scored by Cantona. that's the difference at this level. We have created plenty of chances in all the draws we have had. At least 3 games where we were winning and opposition equalised in last 5 mins. Jose has made us hard to beat for sure but despite what folk may think about Thursday v City that has not been at the expense of creating chances. I remember in November we played some lovely stuff and think drew every game. Ibra has been a great player for us. Taken to fans hearts straightaway and scored a bag full of goals. But he's missed quite a few too. Playing with some more pace up front and I think this team changes overnight as the Chelsea result showed. I do think this close season will be seismic in terms of number of players in / out. But in terms of right manager - we have our man. As I have always said, we just got him 3 years later than what we should have.

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24 Oct 2016 19:47:56
We needed 2 CBs in the summer. Especially if one was going to have some time out in AFON.

We have ONE decent recognised CB.
We have Blind who can do a job there.
We have Carrick who has done a job there in the past.
Jones, Rojos AND Smalling are all not good enough.

This is not exactly shock news.

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23 Oct 2016 22:16:20
Have said in a related post the collective love-in a lot of had with Smalling now is surely over. He is pants! How he can be a United and England regular just boggles the mind. Jose's strength is defence and counter-attack but we look like jelly in the defence and its impacting the entire performance. what's happened to Luke Shaw btw?

Its harsh on Blind who, though he looked v poor today, has been a regular throughout time he has been here and in different positions too. But our ideal back 4 would surely be:

New RB - New CB - Bailly - Shaw.

Halesini

{Ed004's Note - I actually think it would be harsh to drop Valencia. I would look at bringing in an understudy with the view to replace him in the near future though}


 

 

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15 Sep 2016 21:20:24
We already know we have squad players who are not good enough. Why a surprise when playing them and we get beat?

Jose has had 1 transfer window and been at the club 11 weeks or so. Yes he's been backed financially but we all know we are players short. Out of the first team last year there was only De Gea, Shaw, Martial and Rashford who'd walk into any other Prem team.

Pogba will come good. I do think he's suited better to 433 but he will adapt. And Jose not a fixed 4231 proponent having played both 433 and diamond also.

Relax its only the Europa League!

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17 Aug 2016 16:28:34
Rooney playing at number 9 - not an option due to Zlatan.
Playing at 10 - better options in Mhkitaryan, Mata or even Pogba.
Playing in midfield - Jose already said it won't happen and despite the occasional Hollywood pass his ball retention and short passing is awful.

Zlatan is Rooney's replacement in the first team as I see it. I'm not sure it will work with them both in same side. Yes Zlatan isn't pacey. Was Cantona? Sheringham? No but they were intelligent players who brought others into the game. Zlatan up top with pace down either wing from Martial and Rashford, ably supported by Mhkitaryan pulling the offensive strings is surely how we'd like up, ie without Rooney.

But then there's the small matter of the most expensive player in world football and where he plays. Clearly the team will be built around Pogba. But as 4231? 433? Fascinating season ahead but one in which Rooney will surely have a lesser role now.

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