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06 Jun 2018 16:25:00
Someone mentioned a Kohler sleeve deal a while ago and apparently the guy who brokered it let slip United have activated Griezmann’s release clause?! This was a while ago and just read United are about to announce Kohler as a sleeve sponsor for £10M a year! 😳.

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1.) 06 Jun 2018 18:25:42
Was just about to post this. Has some legs as it was posted 7 days ago.


2.) 06 Jun 2018 18:17:05
Yeah I posted about it last week. It's a rumour that certainly has some legs. Maybe as an early Christmas present ed002 can put us out of our misery and let us know if we're still interested?

{Ed002's Note - The "release clause" for Griezmann is not anything to do with Manchester United.}


3.) 06 Jun 2018 18:49:08
Thanks ed. Have United been in contact with Atletico over a deal for the player?

{Ed002's Note - I have explained their interest in the apst. Right now the player is at the World Cup and no doubt pondering the Barcelona situation. AM want him to stay.}


4.) 06 Jun 2018 19:01:07
Thanks ed! If you have the time in the future to explain "release clauses" it would be amazing. I think the general consensus of them is X player has a £50 million clause. We bid and that's that. I think this assumption stems from Football Manager. Would love more details about it when you have the time. Cheers!

{Ed002's Note - Perhaps a reminder about transfer related clauses would be apt. This is a horribly complex area not least because they are written under individual national laws. They cause a great deal of misunderstanding with football supporters and the media alike.

The "buy out clause" is legally binding between a club and a player. The "buy out" is effectively what it says - a means for the player to buy himself out of the contract. As an example, if a player wishes to buy himself out of a contract, he pays the applicable FA (on behalf of the club) the amount of the "buy out" clause effectively becoming a free agent. The problem is that in most cases a player would need to obtain that money from the buying club - and this is fraught with issues regarding "tapping up" and, of course, taxation (as it can be seen as income for the player and would therefore be subject to income tax). There was a test case about the taxation issue in Spain about five years ago which is why they have an exception. All players in Spain and Portugal have a release clause that allows the player to buy himself out of his contract without tax implications. This was to address a ruling from around 30 years ago allowing players a way out of their contracts. It works differently in Iberia to elsewhere as the tax implications do not make such clauses viable. All players in Iberia must have a figure set and agreed with the club. So "buy out" clauses are very rare. Related to this is the Webster Ruling but I don't intend to go in to that now.

A "release clause" is far more common in that it gives a figure that the club would accept for the sale of a player to another club - but it is not legally binding except where both parties (clubs) are in the same country (for the sake of argument I should say that football Spain and Portugal count as the same country as do England and Wales) for legal purposes. These are normally unreasonably high figures (Messi at Barcelona for example) introduced to act as a deterrent for hostile bids - and even then the club could easily block a move. However, if a club in the same country does agree to match a release clause then the selling club would be obliged to ask the player if he is interested - there is no obligation on the player to make a move. For interested clubs outside of the country, the selling club may use it as a guide but are under obligation to accept a bid and may demand a higher figure.

There is then the becoming popular "termination clause" which is binding between the player and the club and if met would see an offer from anywhere accepted and the player given the opportunity to make a call on a move. This overcomes the issues associated with "buy out" clauses as the money would be paid by one club to another and about the legal proximity of the buying side.}


5.) 06 Jun 2018 19:13:05
On another matter, I see Diogo is all over the Man Utd homepage, But no sign of Fred as yet . I thought it was all done and dusted. And who next? . I wonder.


6.) 06 Jun 2018 19:31:55
Rock - i asked the same question. It looks like we have agreed the deal with his club but no official signing.


7.) 06 Jun 2018 20:52:40
Fred passed his medical on Monday so unsure why there hasn't been an official announcement. Only thing on the club website confirms the agreement between clubs.

Funny article I read that Arsenal are looking to make a move for Fellaini on a free transfer.


8.) 06 Jun 2018 21:18:23
Its possible due to the player concentrating on Brazil where dalot isn't with Portugal!


9.) 06 Jun 2018 19:41:41
Ed002, this is exactly why I come to this site; a proper education. Thanks for the breakdown.


10.) 06 Jun 2018 20:04:13
#ed002thagod.


11.) 06 Jun 2018 21:37:46
I thought it was because of international clearance? Whatever that means.


12.) 06 Jun 2018 23:34:40
Excellent insight into the world of transfers, thanks ed002, much appreciated.


13.) 06 Jun 2018 23:38:24
It’s quite easy to understand really.


14.) 06 Jun 2018 23:40:37
thanks ed02.


15.) 07 Jun 2018 00:02:05
Thanks ed002.


16.) 07 Jun 2018 00:56:52
Great insight Ed002 much appreciated.


17.) 07 Jun 2018 09:17:39
I would guess it’s related to him needing to obtain a work permit while Dalot doesn’t.


18.) 07 Jun 2018 10:39:25
Really interesting to read ed002, Thank you. Maybe one of us should forward this to the press I blame them most of the time for people's misunderstanding of transfer issues.

{Ed002's Note - They are on "red alert" waiting for it.}


 

 

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?

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{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!

Ronnie.


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
Ronnie,

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.

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{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.

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{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.

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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.


 

 

 

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18 Jun 2018 11:51:26
With reports that Savic may be to costly and possibly off to Juve, I was wondering if anyone knew of any interest or possibly continued interest in Leander Dendoncker as an alternative option for CM?

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{Ed002's Note - Mourinho was interested in Leander Dendoncker when he was at Chelsea and he is not a central midfield player and right now his agent is talking to other sides about the player - with one club in discussions on Friday who are looking to see if something can be done whilst he is in Russia. MU have other targets in mind.}


1.) 18 Jun 2018 13:37:18
Ed002, Are options still the same as you mentioned on your last update?

{Ed002's Note - Pretty much. Golovin interest of Mourinho's came back as I explained but don't expect anything to happen there - a couple of other sides are much better placed.}


2.) 18 Jun 2018 14:01:58
Thanks Ed002 for quick response.

Casemiro and Kroos.

Seri and Vidal (unlikely)


3.) 18 Jun 2018 15:10:48
Ed002, looking back at the posts I see you mentioned the below as our midfield targets, other then Fred is there anymore to be added to or taken off the list?

many thanks

Jorginho (CM/ DM) – player wants MC
Casemiro (DM) – a JM favourite
Fabinho (DM) - not first choice – doubtful

Toni Kroos (M) wanted by JM but not by the club – but JM may get his way
Arturo Vidal (CM) – age/ price makes him unlikely but JM likes him
Jean Michael Seri (M) – I would strike him from the list – talking to another PL side
Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (CM) – could be priced out of a move
Fred (CM) - alternative to SMS and Kroos.

{Ed002's Note - Aside from what I have already said, no.}


4.) 18 Jun 2018 16:38:10
Thanks Ed.


 

 

13 Jun 2018 14:45:47
With reports suggesting that Jose is steering clear of Rose and Alderwield now, most likely due to trying to negotiate with Levy, I was wondering about what happened to our reported interest in the PSG LB Kurzawa? Surely he is a cheaper option for LB and a decent option as well? I also made a point recently that a CB I’d like to see come in would be Boateng from Bayern. Keep seeing rumours if the right offer comes in for him Bayern would listen. I’d be happy with Kurzawa and Boateng coming in as cheaper alternatives to Rose and Alderwield with both bring the same quality IMO.

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1.) 13 Jun 2018 14:54:53
I don't rate Boateng at all. Looked dodgy McDodgyson at City and then whenever I watched him for Bayern or Germany he was just cruising with no pressure. A bit like Hummels, rare occasions when under pressure they look lost and I bet any of our CB's would look just as Rolls Royce playing CB for Bayern most weeks. I'd seriously rather have Smalling and Jones.

I like Alderweirald but he is a defenders defender, we need a Rio rather than a Vidic for that type of money, so I'm quite pleased if we have moved on. I haven't seen enough of Kurzawa to comment, but we 100% need a LB if Shaw isn't fancied.


2.) 13 Jun 2018 15:49:42
Kurzawa is average at best and boatang while decent is injury prone, how many more of those do we want in defense.

Ideally we should get rid of Smalling Jones rojo blind and darmian, get a good young cb like de ligt or pavard and get someone like bonuci to be the experienced guy if we can't sign alderwierld.

Lb we should be trying for Sandro, we have no width and stacking lw's all of whom like cutting inside won't solve the problem.


3.) 13 Jun 2018 16:35:17
I agree with beast. I do like the sound of the lad at Augsberg.


4.) 13 Jun 2018 17:42:21
had reservations regarding alderweireld and not sure on rose so if its true we've stepped away ;all good especially in relation to levy who is difficult to deal with and unrealistic in his valuations.
Would like skriniar as cb but we could be suprised.


5.) 13 Jun 2018 18:20:03
I still think Alderweireld is our main target, Spurs will lose him for less next summer unless he signs on so I think a deal can be done. Rose I’ve never been that keen on, Aaron Martin still an option? Who was that other Vettel back Ed002 said Jose remains keen on, Lopez?


 

 

13 Jun 2018 14:45:47
With reports suggesting that Jose is steering clear of Rose and Alderwield now, most likely due to trying to negotiate with Levy, I was wondering about what happened to our reported interest in the PSG LB Kurzawa? Surely he is a cheaper option for LB and a decent option as well? I also made a point recently that a CB I’d like to see come in would be Boateng from Bayern. Keep seeing rumours if the right offer comes in for him Bayern would listen. I’d be happy with Kurzawa and Boateng coming in as cheaper alternatives to Rose and Alderwield with both bring the same quality IMO.

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06 Jun 2018 09:18:40
Ok, after popular demand (1 person) I got onto youtube to have a look at Dalot whilst the wife settled down for Love Island. Just to note, she is having this privilege because in 8 days the amount of football that will be on our TV will be obscene (also the bikini dressed ladies are rather easy on the eye) .

Anyway, from what I saw of Dalot, he has a fantastic right foot and delivers a wicked ball, something Lukaku hopefully will thrive off and we have lacked a little this year. Physically he is a big lad which will tick a box for Jose and he looks comfortable in 1 v 1 situations.

As posted below, a lot of his games seemed to be at LB where he seemed comfortable which gives us a good option and he appeared to read the game well. He also played at Anfield this season as LB and coped with the game Wouldn't surprise me if near the end of his career he finishes playing at CB.

Anyway, I think this is a shrewd signing. Rumours were, Real, Barca, Juve etc were all interested, he has been at Porto since he was 9 years old which won't be a bad schooling for him. My early prediction is that he will play more games then expected this season, even finishing the season as a first choice FB.

Ports

1.) 06 Jun 2018 09:56:13
Think the most important thing about this signing is it indicates, or at least I hope it indicates, a clear plan for the summer. CM x 2, CB, LB, RB and RW are needed but we can't afford the time or money to go after elite talent in all positions. With a summer's rest proper rotation, which we didn't see at all this past year, Valencia should be able to get that engine and athleticism back that made him so good at RB in late 2016. Getting Dalot in quickly allows us time and funds to pursue players to fill the holes in our squad which are more alarming.


2.) 06 Jun 2018 10:40:00
No need for the casual sexism, Ports. I'm discustard.


3.) 06 Jun 2018 11:04:18
I thought he had only played 6 first team games, do we really think he’s ready to slot straight in? I doubt it.


4.) 06 Jun 2018 11:17:25
Didn't say he'd slot straight in. Said I think he'll play more games then we think and by the end of the season I think he could find himself first choice FB. Left or Right!


5.) 06 Jun 2018 11:26:09
Ajh. He won't be ready, the boy will need time, hope he is A good one for the future, he might get a handful of starts to prove himself.
I'd bet that he won't be starting the first game of the season.
And anyone that thinks he is going to be play8ng every game running up and down the wings putting in sweet crosses for lukkaku is deluded.
It just doesn't work like fantasy football, he will need time to settle but hope he makes it.


6.) 06 Jun 2018 12:06:58
I watched some of Fred, guy seems to be able to make crazy passes behind the defence, I imagine Pogba and Lukaku would thrive of those passes. Dalot seems fast, very fast.


7.) 06 Jun 2018 23:27:02
just bale and ronnie to come in now.


8.) 07 Jun 2018 09:40:51
Leahy had you heard much of Alexander Arnold or joe Gomez 12 months ago, if you give a player a chance they some times work out for you if you don’t they will never work out for you.


 

 

05 Jun 2018 14:27:30
Afternoon. So I have been trying to find out a bit about Fred and what sort of player he is as to be honest, I've never heard of him and from what I have seen, he will bring a few key things to us that we have been lacking recently in Midfield.

First thing, he seems to like to play positive, forward passes into attackers feet, breaking opposition midfield lines which is what Carrick used to do when he was playing regularly for us.

He seems comfortable in running with the ball from centre midfield and going past player which is something we have lacked since a young Roy Keane or Paul Ince and is really very effective in a game.

Finally, he seems to like picking up a card or two which although maybe looked at as a negative, I think we have lacked a bit of bite and aggression in CM over recent years so will be nice to see someone who is prepared to lay a glove on the opposition.

My research tool for this? YOUTUBE. I know I know but unfortunately I don't subscribe to Shakhtar Donetsk TV or Ukrainian Sky Sports and I have no distant Ukrainian family member who is a Shakhtar season ticket holder so this was my best option. As for the 2 games Shakhtar played against City, I had no interest in watching that lot!

Anyway, if youtube Fred shows up in a United Shirt, he could be a real catalyst for us.

Ports

1.) 05 Jun 2018 14:35:27
Thanks Ports - I've never seen him either but your assessment does give me some hope that he could fill a key void. Although your description sounds like Herrera (or what Herrera used to be) .

I'd be interested to know how much time our scouts have spent in Ukraine in recent times. I think Fernandinho came from their and he sounds similar, so fingers crossed!


2.) 05 Jun 2018 14:40:00
We will see what he is about soon enough at the WC.


3.) 05 Jun 2018 14:50:27
Beast - I was thinking that about Herrera too when typing. Hopefully Fred will continue to develop well. I think I saw somewhere, maybe Phil Vickery? likened him to Fernandinho and thought that was who City were looking to replace him with?

Jred, you are right but as some posts have shown on here, us United fans are impatient and want it all yesterday! I hope he gets some good minutes on the pitch at the WC, the Brazilian gaffer spoke highly of him.


4.) 05 Jun 2018 15:00:31
From what I have seen (in my extensive research ), he looks to have the same defensive intensity as Herrera but also has the ability to drive forward with the ball at pace and slip passes into runners. He looks like a good prospect.


5.) 05 Jun 2018 15:04:31
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Yer he rates him by the sounds off it . I hope he plays a bit.


6.) 05 Jun 2018 15:54:16
jred, Kleberson has a good world cup, let’s not get our hopes up if fred does.


7.) 05 Jun 2018 16:17:44
Fred will be unlikely to play much during the WC. Few appearances from the bench unless they get a few injuries in midfield.


8.) 05 Jun 2018 16:40:18
At least this boy has had experience of playing in Europe, in what I imagine is a fairly tough, uncompromising league. I think Kleberson was taken straight from Brazil. Could be an important difference.


9.) 05 Jun 2018 16:48:22
You make it sound like SAF pulled up in a white van with blacked out windows and bundled him into to the back Stevie.


10.) 05 Jun 2018 17:20:54
Nice one Ports, this guy sounds like just what we need. I'm looking forward to seeing him play for us.


11.) 05 Jun 2018 19:50:11
Nice review Port's. Reaffirmed what I hoped for from him. Let's hope you tube Fred does indeed turn up. I'd be happy if he played little at world cup and came to us fresh.
Fancy being our resident you tube reviewer Ports for any future purchases. One for Diego Dalot?


12.) 05 Jun 2018 18:24:38
He might have all the abilities to play great football but does he have the physical power to deal with the toughness of English football? . The culture shock plus the physicality of the EPL frightens some players so let's hope he can tough it out and Matic shows him the ropes.


13.) 05 Jun 2018 23:56:15
The Ukrainian league is quite physical and tough. May take time to adjust but think he will be fine. Excited to see what he can bring to the team.


 

 

 

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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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13 Jun 2018 14:37:47
I think Verratti would be most people’s favourite and what an addition he would be but personally, I can’t see it happening.

Trying to be logical about things, in terms of numbers, with Carrick retired and Fellaini probably off, I assume (rightly or wrongly) Fred and one other CM coming in and my money is currently on Savic being that player.

One HUGE deal which is highly unlikely but wouldn’t surprise me is if Raiola was trying to negotiate Verratti to United and Pogba to PSG. I bet it won't be long til those rumours surface!

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06 Jun 2018 11:17:25
Didn't say he'd slot straight in. Said I think he'll play more games then we think and by the end of the season I think he could find himself first choice FB. Left or Right!

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06 Jun 2018 09:06:16
Denis Irwin may disagree with you on that one Schauzer and for the posters old enough and lucky enough to see Irwin, they'd probably all agree he has been our best LB for a number of years.

Also, the reason Young was so successful against Salah was because a lot of wingers now play on the opposite flank so when Salah cut in on his left foot, where Young was showing him, he was also going on to Young's strongest foot, his right!

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05 Jun 2018 14:50:27
Beast - I was thinking that about Herrera too when typing. Hopefully Fred will continue to develop well. I think I saw somewhere, maybe Phil Vickery? likened him to Fernandinho and thought that was who City were looking to replace him with?

Jred, you are right but as some posts have shown on here, us United fans are impatient and want it all yesterday! I hope he gets some good minutes on the pitch at the WC, the Brazilian gaffer spoke highly of him.

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05 Jun 2018 14:16:40
I read somewhere Bayern are open to selling Boateng. He's a CB I think we should go after if possible.

Luiz wouldn't be that ridiculous of a statement. My only concern is he does go walkabouts at times and I think he is better suited in a back 3 rather than as a Central Defensive partnership and can't see us going to 3 at the back. Although Jose did experiment with it so who knows.

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