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21 Jun 2016 11:41:10
Hi Ed's, can you confirm the rumours regarding the Manchester City Rumour Page approaching Ronnie to sign for them til the end of the summer transfer window?


{Ed001's Note - it is done deal, just awaiting Ronnie's signature on the dotted line....}

1.) 21 Jun 2016 12:17:27
I lead a sad life unfortunately Ports and Manchester United is my one and only love!

I may annoy a lot or if not all of you, but, I'm here! Sorry!


2.) 21 Jun 2016 12:37:26
Ha, no need to apologise Ronnie, good to see a fan with as much passion as you do.

3.) 21 Jun 2016 12:47:30
Cheers Ports! 👍.

4.) 21 Jun 2016 13:02:51

Keep posting buddy. Fans like you and fresh add a lot of value to the site.

5.) 21 Jun 2016 13:12:38
Keep going Ronnie, to be honest you are not doing anything different from most of the tabloids. taking a punt on a player coming in with the hope that one of them is correct. Then they can claim an exclusive.
Your suggestions are just a little more random and I don't know most of them.
I enjoy everyone on here, regardless of whether we agree. Beauty of being a fan. we have differing opinions.

6.) 21 Jun 2016 13:26:22
Keep it up Ronnie. Got to admire how you have got under the skin of a minority.

7.) 21 Jun 2016 14:33:00
How about Ronnie for England?

8.) 21 Jun 2016 16:25:04
Aaaaarrrrrgggghhhhh, matron!

9.) 22 Jun 2016 08:34:12
Top stuff Ronnie and Tony😀😀.



11 May 2015 21:58:07
Evening Ed's, kudos on the Benzema shout regarding the possibility of a bid being made as this has come out in some of the media today. My question is, if possible to offer an answer or opinion would be where United would stand against other clubs in the transfer. Obviously money is not going to be an issue, I should imagine we are ahead of Liverpool but I suspect Chelsea would be interested so do any of you have any insight or heard any murmurs on who Benzema would potentially favour? I'm not sure how his relationship with Mourinho was which would be a factor. Thanks for any views.


{Ed004's Note - Impossible to answer because I don't know what Benzema thinks. If he's available a number of clubs will be interested but I can't see him leaving.}

1.) 12 May 2015 15:22:40
havent we tried to sign him in the past and he said no?



08 Apr 2015 16:39:12
I see a lot of people discussing the striker situation with RVP rumoured to be sold and the likelihood of Falcao not being signed. The name mentioned quite persistently at the moment is Cavani. Regular names include Ronaldo and Benzema, Schmeichel mentioned Ibrahimovic but one name that I haven't seen mentioned is Lewandowski? It was only in Feb when rumours (and I appreciate they are only rumours) that he was potentially unhappy at Bayern? Personally I think he'd be ideal, a proper number 9 for Rooney to play off. Perhaps an Ed could give any information on these rumours and if there is any potential development with his position at Bayern.

Apologise if this has been dealt with.


{Ed002's Note - Lewandowski won't be moving to Manchester United.



15 Apr 2013 17:58:55
Evening Gents,

Just a heads up on the under 21's game tonight versus Spurs, good chance to see Januzaj turn Zeki Fryers inside out and back to front!

Don't think Powell is in the squad so hopefully see the lad against West Ham.


1.) Lets not hurt him too much eh? just a broken leg? something small?

2.) In the squad to sit on the bench for 90 mins probably.



21 Feb 2013 15:17:07
Hi Ed's,

Just wondering if any of you knew the situation regarding Erik Torres?

Haven't seen him mentioned for a while and used the search function but last mention was early August.

Is he still an option or did we opt for Henriquez instead or are we just monitoring til smmer or further down the line?

Appreciate any news/thoughts etc. {Ed002's Note - I don't know of any interest right now and he has been, apparently, having a poor season.}


1.) No suprise there, his last name is torres! xD




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22 Mar 2018 16:02:43
Afternoon. Lots of people mentioning no leaders etc and Roy Keane being used as an example and there was a story not so long ago from ex United Psychologist Bill Beswick:

"The first day I went to Manchester United, I was watching eight versus eight possession. Roy Keane - who's a warrior, not just an athlete, not just a competitor but a warrior, the mindset of a warrior - his team have got possession. Denis Irwin has got the ball. He's looking up, he's trapped, he's going to lose the ball. Roy Keane makes a beautiful run and signals 'Denis! ' where he wants the ball. Denis doesn't see him, doesn't hear him, doesn't respond and loses the ball.
Roy Keane ran 40 yards to challenge his teammate: 'Get your head up. ' I was shocked. I was stood next to Alex Ferguson, the manager of Manchester United. He said son, 'Now you know why we win on a Saturday. We win on a Saturday because we have the mindset to train every day. "

This is it gents, this is what we have lost IMO.


1.) 22 Mar 2018 17:29:00
Great story ports. Couldn’t agree more we have lost that desire to win. Not sure how we get it back but perhaps backing Jose for another year is a start.

2.) 22 Mar 2018 19:25:50
Lovely story ports. 2 of my favs Keane and Irwin. 8or9/ 10 every week.

3.) 22 Mar 2018 20:31:49
Brilliant anecdote and exactly what I mean by saying a large proportion of this squad dormant have the mental strength to play for this club. The pressure and expectation must be immense every single day.

4.) 23 Mar 2018 06:30:30
Very underrated player Irwin, just like Carrick.

{Ed001's Note - Irwin was one of the best fullbacks of the modern era.}

5.) 23 Mar 2018 07:18:57
AJH he truly was brilliant. Underappreciated more than underrated I reckon.

6.) 23 Mar 2018 07:51:55
Best lb in my lifetime at utd - 34 by the way.



16 Mar 2018 21:46:23
What a week. I was livid after Tuesday, the performance, the result and then worse than anything, his comments after the game. I was done. Then today, we see a fire and determination that gets you excited but Saturday evening will be the massive answer to our questions. Will we bore it off or will we unleash the shackles? Jose has an ego, and I think after Tuesday he tried to protect this ego with his comments. But I also think this ego after hearing today’s comments might be what benefits us and really pushes us on now. What a rollercoaster this bloke is taking us on.

On a side not, we’re out the champions league, liverpool are in it and should be excited about that and the draw yet Klopp’s first comments include United. Obsessed.


1.) 16 Mar 2018 23:20:28
Jose needs a job in PR. He’s the master of spin. Take anything he says with a pinch of salt good and bad and let the results on the pitch do the talking.

2.) 17 Mar 2018 00:00:09
Kinda reminds me of Michael o'leary and Ryanair. All lights on him, good or bad, I think we are getting better and so are the results.

3.) 17 Mar 2018 01:54:56
Agree angel.

4.) 17 Mar 2018 08:43:22
Mad analogy ken but just reminded me of him. Many hate him, does unorthodox things, things people despise but numbers don't lie. We are 2nd, in the fa cup. If we finish 2nd and win the cup? Is that not an improvement?



14 Mar 2018 09:40:54
Morning. If I was being cynical, I would think Jose almost sabotaged that game last night to prove a point to encourage more money to be spent in the summer. I know it sounds ridiculous I cannot fathom why he would switch Rashford to the right after Saturday, why he would drop McTominay for Fellaini, why he cannot see the player who has got us ticking over Palace and Liverpool in Juan Mata was dropped, how he can stick with Sanchez after a dozen games of under performing. His comments before about the team not being ready to win the cup and his comments after are very disturbing. The Liverpool win should have been the spring board for us to the end of the season and we have taken a massive step backwards.

Feel sorry for the players like Lukaku, Lingard, Martial, Rashford, Mata, even Pogba who all like to attack and almost being restricted!

So the question is without overreacting, IF mourinho was to go (don't believe he will, unsure now whether I think he should or not now though) who would you get in to replace him that will get United playing with an attacking attitude? Would Zidane be worth a shout? Struggling at moment at Real Madrid but he's got the cv to support his case?


1.) 14 Mar 2018 10:02:19
Poch if possible. Else, stick with jose.

2.) 14 Mar 2018 10:18:37
Ryan Giggs as it should of been years ago. At least we still be Manchester United and not Moneychester United. We have become just become another club like everyone else.

3.) 14 Mar 2018 10:28:14
Poch, Giggs or jardim/ Tuchel. Need youth, attack minded and up and coming manager.

4.) 14 Mar 2018 12:06:17
Not the biggest fan, but I think Tuchel might be a great fit.
He wanted too much power at Dortmund and wants to manage every single aspect.
Most clubs have a problem with such manager power, but We are actually always run like that.
So might be a great fit.

Plays possession based attacking football and the team should be a lot easier on the eye then His predecessors’ teams.

And he is known for promoting youth and not really looking for the big names, but rather for certain qualities when recruiting.

5.) 14 Mar 2018 12:51:23
Agreed Jonny. If the reports are to be believed then Tuchel is first choice for Bayern. Dortmund played great football under him and although it turned sour, it was mainly due to the power struggle with the board. I read somewhere that his tactical expectations and knowledges instils and expects of his players are close with pep.

We’ve tried the old school managers. We’ve tried appointing on reputation. We’ve tried hiring on experience. It’s time we made a daring appointment and hired a young, forward thinking manager who wants to play. Is that too much to ask?



14 Jan 2018 19:46:12
Evening, enjoyable game to watch today. Result went how I hoped and also the last 5mins suggested Liverpool are still a bit shakey and will likely drop silly points this season. What it also showed was if you press City you can force mistakes, Liverpool got their tactics spot on there which leads me on to Sanchez. Having watched him play for Arsenal, he brings that energy and pressure but got frustrated when his team mates didn’t replicate it. So, if he is coming to United, would this give us an insight to how Jose wants to approach games, is this part of what we as fans are wanting to see from a United team? Surely Sanchez won’t want to sign for a team that can’t match how he approaches games?


1.) 14 Jan 2018 20:50:50
Ports first off Maze disagrees with your championing of a Liverpool victory but does agree with you regarding Sanchez. Maze has said all alone that Sanchez is a top player and if he is available then you have got to try to make it happen. If you only get 3 years out of him then so be it, 3 years is a long time in the current game for a player to be at his peak.

The one thing I will say on ‘Liverpool’s dodgy defence’ is that you need the players who can exploit than defence and that is what City have. City get Sanchez they have another weapon who can do that to teams. Would you be confident the current crop at United could mentally and have the capability to claw their way back into the game the way City did tonight? I’m not so sure but I am certain characters like Alexis Sanchez can do that.

2.) 14 Jan 2018 22:16:33

I think this may be the first whole post of yours I’ve agreed with.

3.) 15 Jan 2018 00:06:44
Very good post Maze completely agree on the Sanchez part and believe he will be a top signing for us.



20 Dec 2017 09:56:15
Morning. Some good conversations taking place at the moment. Just my view on things, when Pogba has been in the team, we look like the team we all are desperate to see, without him, we become a more negative and defensive side. Now people will say we shouldn't be a one man team but essentially, that's why we spent £80Million on the boy. Are Chelsea as exciting without Hazard? Are Tottenham as exciting without Alli? Would City be as good without De Bruyne? What are Barcelona like without Messi? Madrid without Ronaldo, PSG without Neymar? Juventus without Dyabala? Yes all these teams have other players and so do we, but these main players are what makes the teams tick.

We have been unfortunate to have been without Pogba for long periods this season and it has cost us and then we have needed Martial, Rashford to step up but they are young boys, Mikki seemingly doesn't have the right mentality, Matic won't win us matches but provides others the opportunity to. In the last 2 games the player I think deserves more game time who could help Lukaku score a few more is Mata. He has got an assist and set Martial up to cross for Lukaku against City which he should have scored. Unfortunately, it would appear that he lacks something that Jose wants but for me, I'd love to see him in the number 10 position.

Hopefully come the new year we will have Pogba regularly til the end of the season and we will all see the United we want but for the time being, we are hanging in there, getting results and whilst you are still there, you have a chance, granted a smaller chance then maybe in previous years but still a chance. #Believe.


1.) 20 Dec 2017 10:35:45
Without Pogba in the side we NEED to have Mata in the team. He is our most creative player and he sees things before anyone else on the pitch. The issue is you kind of have to carry him from a defensive point of view. But every game he will lay on one or two excellent chances, and even gets himself into those goal scoring positions.

2.) 20 Dec 2017 18:39:10
I really don't expect my no. 10 to be doing to much defending, so I could care less about Mata's defensive frailties. I don't see too many other top class 10's being made to defend. I want him up top where he can do some damage.

{Ed004's Note - I don’t see any other team in the world carrying numbers 10’s anymore. The teams that seem to carry players now play 3/5 at the back to compensate for them (Ozil and Hazard spring to mind)}




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13 Oct 2017 15:04:50
I agree that contracts be for the manager or the player never dictate whether the manager or player stays or not but what it does ensure is some protection that if they were to go due to their own decision or they were approached by another club, we would get a fairer deal rather than if they only have 1 year left on their contract.

I also think if Mourinho signs an extension it signifies the clubs intent for longevity and consistency with the project which may appeal to future transfer targets. RVP was a prime example who came to play for Sir Alex and was left gutted when he retired the following year.

Unfortunately this doesn't always work, David Moyes, but s a different level, a different beast to Moyes so I think him signing a long term contract is a good signal. I also believe this is the job he will stay in longer than any of his previous jobs, I can see him staying for a good 6 to 8 years at United.




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15 Aug 2016 13:05:08
If I had to choose on performances I would still opt for Young over Depay as he is pretty reliable however I still think Depay can and will come good and Jose seems to see potential from comments he has made so unfortunately that is another player Young is behind. I think Young is to good to just be a bit part player and he deserves to get regular football but just not with us. I do like Young as an individual though from interviews and he seems to love being a United player so I hope he gets a good club should he leave.




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12 Aug 2016 13:13:06
I think that would be a good move for Periera, I think Middlesbrough will try and play ''good'' football and he'll see a lot of the ball. I just hope if he does go out on loan, he gets game time unlike some other kids who have gone out and got no more time then they would have if they'd stayed with us!




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12 Aug 2016 13:13:06
I think that would be a good move for Periera, I think Middlesbrough will try and play ''good'' football and he'll see a lot of the ball. I just hope if he does go out on loan, he gets game time unlike some other kids who have gone out and got no more time then they would have if they'd stayed with us!




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01 Aug 2016 12:34:32
I think a move to Sunderland would be good for Fellaini. Never thought he was good enough to do the role he did at Everton for us and we had better players in that role and he certainly is not a DM so we didn't really suit his game.

Might have a look at him for the Fantasy Football Team if he goes though, could get back amongst the goals although not sure the cards will stop coming his way!





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14 Mar 2018 09:47:40
Yeah De Gea is rubbish, hopefully we will sell him to Madrid for a nice sum in the summer and sign Butland, should really push us forward to winning the league and Champions League.




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13 Mar 2018 13:25:39
Can't believe I am going to say this but if you watch Liverpool's tactic against them, they were spot on. They pressed high and brought a lot of energy to the game. Like all the others have stated, you can get at City by pressing them, especially their weaker players on the ball. City's weakness IMO is their defence in possession, press them and they will give the ball away or look to go long.




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22 Feb 2018 20:05:35
Didn’t José win the treble with Inter?!




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21 Feb 2018 09:50:20
Darv, If I google someone ''smashes streaker'', I'm going to get a whole lot of video's that will land me in hot water with the wife.




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21 Feb 2018 09:24:35
Personally, I feel Aguero should be punished too. Not to the extent of an Evra or Cantona ban which I have heard it compared to but 3 Match ban. If that had been during the game with another player it is a straight red, 3 match ban. I am also concerned about the message it sends out that if not banned, will players then push the boundaries when confronted by fans? Wigan and City have been punished for their fans behaviour and rightly so and I don't agree that Aguero should have been subjected to that but people bang on about the magic of the cup when smaller clubs beat the elite, pitch invasions are inevitable. So we need a solution, players must get off ASAP, stewards must get to players ASAP, staff must get players off ASAP. It's sad that we are in this situation but it is was it is and any wrong doing during those events should be punished.

As for Guardiola, his behaviour cannot be ignored, I can only imagine what the uproar would have been if that was Jose or Sir Alex.