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07 Jul 2017 21:03:49
So apparently Chelsea have matched our offer for Lukaku! Its all happening.


1.) 07 Jul 2017 21:23:44
He won't go to Chelsea, advisors from both clubs have met the fee has been agreed, Rom is holidaying with Pogs at the mo, plus Rooney will be back in blue by sunday all sorted i recon.

2.) 07 Jul 2017 21:29:47
These transfer window rumours are ridiculous.

3.) 07 Jul 2017 21:37:30
Hes already in L. A with pogba where he is rumored to be having his medical, the team fly out on Sunday. Says it all really.

4.) 07 Jul 2017 22:07:29
Do you think we will sign lukaku or will chelsea sign him.

5.) 07 Jul 2017 22:22:01
I honestly don't care who he goes to. If we sign him, great he's a proven goalscorer in the EPL and will add something to the team.

If Chelsea get him we can sign someone like Morata and move on.

6.) 07 Jul 2017 22:53:53
I hope we get the LuBe strike force mentioned on the banter page Lukaku and Bellotti 😆😆.

7.) 08 Jul 2017 10:38:50
If united bought belotti conte may explode.



01 Jun 2017 19:21:50
Strong reports in the Portuguese media that we have agreed a deal for €35mil +€5mil in bonuses for Victor Lindelof. Could be our first signing of the summer.




01 Jun 2017 09:38:49

How is the upheld transfer ban for Atletico Madrid expected to impact a potential deal for Antoine Griezmann? Or is it unrelated?


{Ed002's Note - I don't think it will make a difference as I expect him to stay another year as he will want to move to the new stadium.}



27 May 2017 16:46:11
Reports in italy claim that we have struck a deal with Inter for Ivan Perisic for €45mil.


1.) 27 May 2017 23:33:38
Not seen much of him at Inter but I do remember him at Wolfsburg.
Just looked up his YouTube clips and even they don't make him look any good.
In Jose we trust.

2.) 28 May 2017 09:39:00
For Croatia he's amazing top player quick direct n scores goals!

3.) 28 May 2017 22:13:38
Creates plenty, quick, runs at defenders, two footed, and scored a few this season also, wouldn't be my number one choice but would be a welcome addition to the team for me and would improve us no doubt.



19 May 2017 18:11:44

Lots of reports tonight that Manchester City are close to agreeing a deal for Fabinho. Are they interested in him and have any talks taken place? I was hoping we would see him at Old Trafford next season.


{Ed002's Note - Manchester City have discussed two players with Monaco - one of which is Fabinho.}

1.) 20 May 2017 12:33:52
Hi ed have Manchester United had discussions with Monaco for any players yet?

{Ed002's Note - Yes, this has all been discussed.}

2.) 20 May 2017 15:10:03
Hi Ed, Sorry to hassle you further on the Fabhino rumours but, after a cursory search about the player, other media outlets are suggesting that Man City are now looking to sign him - and his representatives prefer Cuty. Any truth in any of this please?

Many thanks as always for any response.

{Ed002's Note - I have just answered this in this thread!!}

3.) 20 May 2017 21:05:42
Really sorry Ed, posted it before your reply appeared, must've been a trick of the data cloud as answers and questions were swirling around! Sorry again!

4.) 20 May 2017 21:06:45
Oops just read thread again, my mistake, very sorry! Need to be a bit sharper next time!

5.) 20 May 2017 21:56:20
Wallace, I really think you should apologize to ed002 please.

6.) 20 May 2017 22:20:36
You're right Angel, hope Ed002 accepts my apology - will teach me to read things correctly in future. What a wally!

{Ed002's Note - I acccept it.}

7.) 20 May 2017 23:53:45
Wally by name.

8.) 21 May 2017 07:34:42
'What you talkin bout Wallace'

9.) 21 May 2017 07:53:51
Beast that's twice uv made me laugh this week.

U feeling more relaxed now, that trip away has done u good 😊.

10.) 21 May 2017 12:15:21
Nah EZRS mes Beast has been nice to him that's why he is more relaxed. 😉😂😎.

11.) 21 May 2017 19:40:00
Cant argue with that 666 a happens to us all.




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10 Jun 2017 21:09:28
We've made our first signing guys! Victor Lindelof is official!




31 May 2017 08:53:55

Is Manchester United interested in signing Danny Rose from Spurs?


{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of any approach.}



17 May 2017 18:37:28

We've discussed this before but there is an excellent article in today's independent titled "sly spurts reports and slybet reacts" which I thought would interest you. Its well written and exposes the conflict of interest there. Posted it here since the article is written in the context of the James Rodriguez story.



{Ed001's Note - it is interesting, but it tries to say they don't actually make up stories specifically to stir up the market, when we all know full well they do and alter the odds to get people excited. Mind, Herbert is not going to outright say that, as it is impossible to prove at the end of the day. The whole thing should be shut down. But then, if people are stupid enough to believe their bull, then it does make it difficult to have sympathy for them. I have lost count of the amount of times I have been abused by people on the sites for saying a report on Sly was utter crap, even though I knew for sure it was. People will believe something because they saw it on SSN.}

1.) 17 May 2017 23:09:28
Any idea where Schneyeder is? Sky were saying he was jetting in for a medical a few years back, was that not true?

2.) 17 May 2017 23:43:13
That's when we ate sponsored by Turkish airlines. They kidnapped him and brought him to galatasary.



15 May 2017 11:34:08
Am I the only one who does not see the vision behind why we are looking at Griezmann? He is a good player but where does he play and fit into our system? His best position is as a floating second steiker behind the number 9. Similar to what Rooney used to play behind Van Nistelrooy. But to get the best out of Pogba we need to play a 4-3-3 imo.

But we already have the likes of Mkhitaryan and Mata to play there. Adding another player to play through the middle while what we are missing is creativity and pace from out wide and a striker who can play with his back to goal doesn't look like the best investment to me. Seems like another big fancy name being bought for a lot of money but without putting in a lot of thought.

I'd rather we went for a pacy winger and a proper number 9 instead. From the list of players Ed002 mentioned in the sharkopod Belotti and Perisic would be my choice and both would be available at the right price and complement what already exists at the club. Kroos/ Brozovic would add some much needed vision in the team as well and I like the look of Fabinho. All 4 players represent something that we don't already have in the squad. Add another center back and left back to that and its a great summer imo.

What do the eds and all of you think?


1.) 15 May 2017 12:09:38
Lots of realism there re Greizmann Red. It's only going to get more frenzied the nearer we get to the WIndow opening in July. Only the reportards are linking us with him, (and everyone else for that matter) Jose is a canny manager and I reckon his wishlist is already written and will contain some real surprises (who reported we would buy the boy Bally last season? ) .
His demeanour this season shows his frustration with the players he has had to work with and I think the Glazers will give him an open wallet to put his project in place (then once we are back up there with Real and Barcelona they'll most likely sell us on) .
Your striker comment is smack on, without Zlatan we look lost in front of goal and is the reason I for one am finding it difficult to be positive about the final in a fortnight.
That said, no one will be more happy to turn up here and have s. h. One t thrown at me when the lads win 4-0.

2.) 15 May 2017 12:10:13
Belotti has a 100mn price tag and perisic has played no 9 this season and looked distinctly average for last 2-3 seasons when he played on the wing, was not even a regular starter.

3.) 15 May 2017 12:14:06
I agree with you 100% re griezmann and have commented earlier saying that i would rather pay 60mil for James than 85m for griezmann.

4.) 15 May 2017 12:23:12
Common sense moyes,

Belotti may come at a similar price but is a much better fit for us is my argument. Perisic does not play number 9 and doesn't even have the attributes to do so.

I also think Willian of Chelsea could be a great option for us on the right wing where we lack a proper winger. He has pace, good workrate, decent end product and is very good with set pieces which we need.

5.) 15 May 2017 12:44:45
Wouldn't touch Perisic for the price quoted!

6.) 15 May 2017 13:19:28
I'd rather pay more for a much better player in griezmann rather than go for a poor mans version in James tbh, he's world class is griezmann, could build a team around him, we have some in place already like Bailly and Pogba, rashford, and this would propel us to compete at the BIG table, I don't see James doing that for us.

7.) 15 May 2017 13:29:50
Dembele of Dortmund is my preference for the winger. His pace and dribbling skills are amazing he's also one of the top assisting players in Germany. He needs coaching but he's already of excellent quality for the first team. For the Striker role Lukaku would be my preference as he knows the EPL and has delivered goals over multiple seasons. I also wouldn't be opposed to Barkley for the RIght attacking role.

8.) 15 May 2017 13:36:52
Allan don't mention James, I did a few weeks ago and got shot down. Apparently he's a knob off the pitch? Who cares what he's like off the pitch. We can't have a team of Juan Mata's.
I would like to see us sign James. He's better than what we've currently got.

9.) 15 May 2017 13:51:11
We're going to have to pay £70/ 80 million if we want Griezmann or Belotti. For that price we should ask about Lewandowski. IMO one of the top 2 or 3 number 9's in the world with a proven track record who would fit in either a 433 or 4231. Brings others into play as well as scoring plenty. He'd be the ideal signing for a striker for me. It's clear despite Rashford's impact up front he is unlikely to be first choice there if Jose signs who he wants in the summer.

I wouldn't sign Griezmann to play as a winger. If we're not going to build a team around him in the position he has become one of the best in the world then it's surely not worth the outlay?

For the wing, I think Willian is a great option. He's shown he can provide and score in the PL and played well under Jose.

10.) 15 May 2017 13:52:19
@2toms and Allan

From what I have seen of James he is another central attacking midfielder, a position in which we are already well stocked. He isn't the quickest and won't add the pace out wide that we need imo. So I wouldn't buy him regardless of his attitude.


I haven't seen any quoted price for Perisic yet even in the papers.


Lukaku is great when he has space to run into but I don't think he has the game to play with his back to goal and with a team that has majority of the possession and where the opposition defends deep. We already have Rashford imo to do what Lukaku offers.

I think a summer of Belotti and Willian/ Perisic would be excellent to conplement what we already have.

11.) 15 May 2017 13:56:02
The players linked and the amount of them means a massive outlay, the prices rumoured would put me off if it was my money and I was Gona spend that kind of money I'd be shopping in a different shop kroos, lewandowski, bale, varane, walker, granted unlikely but I'd wave my cash and try them first.

12.) 15 May 2017 14:03:40
I agree Redfaith that we are well stocked in that position, I just think he's better than what we've currently got.
In all honesty though, there's other areas of the pitch that need addressing much more urgently. We need a 25+ goal striker and a decent CB before anything else.

13.) 15 May 2017 14:10:03
Redfaith 100mn for belloti or greizmann is not even a question, better fit means nothing if 1 is a worldclass player and other a untested 1 season wonder. Perisic has more or less played Griezmann's role just starting out on the wing this season.

14.) 15 May 2017 15:08:36
Good posts CSM. Outside ronaldo and Messi, griezmann is probably one of the best players in the world.

At this moment in time, we do not have that type of player who can change a game all on its own.

Mourinho loves flexibility, griezmann is that plus he is a world beater. For me, if he can be got, it's a no brainer.

Although I believe Jose would like another no.9. I would say bite the bullet, make rash your no. 1 in that position and buy another striker who can compliment him.

15.) 15 May 2017 15:13:57
@common sense moyes

I think fitting a particular system and plan and complementing the rest of the squad matters far more than an arbitrary term like "world class".

Griezmann is an excellent player no doubt but he is best deployed behind a main striker where everything goes through him and he plays facing the goal and has players both foewards and sideways to work with. But I don't see what he offers us that Mkhitaryan wouldn't in that same position.

We haven't utilized him to his full potential imo and the reason for that is a lack of quality on the wings for him to work with. So if I was given a choice I'd rather buy Willian and Belotti instead of Griezmann.

Belotti is a target man, has an insane conversion rate of chances and holds the ball well and brings others into play which is important. He can bully defenders and has an amazing heading ability. Those are the qualities that Martial and Rashford lack imo so he adds something new. Some have suggested Lewandowski but I don't think Bayern would entertain a sale.

Willian would also be unique in that he is a right winger, something we don't have, has good workrate, has worked with Jose, knows the EPL and is excellent at set pieces. All qualities that need.

I believe both these signings will provide a balance to the squad. Griezmann will end up being a luxury and probably an expensive problem imo.

16.) 15 May 2017 15:20:26
One Jose does well is buy.

Got to trust his vision and see what comes of it.

Looks like Mata may move on along with Rooney.

Essentially Greizmann will replace Rooney and Mata and Belloti/ Lukaku to replace Ibra.

One thing that has let us down is Goals. Greizmann and the other two offer them in spades.

17.) 15 May 2017 15:54:47
Redfaith for starters he will offer us goals especially the ones that convert 9 draws into atleast 6-7 wins, this is a guy who creates and converts a lot of chances in a very defensive team. I like mkhi but Griezmann is on a completely different level to mkhi, he is on another planet when compared to likes of belotti or perisic.

Now onto your better fit issue, greizmann can play off the striker starting at rw, all our rw seem to be drifting inside with fb providing the width, not to forget a 3 man mf would also help in that scenario which would really help pogba, rather than getting some average player to fit in a system that hinders our best player currently, i would rather tweak the system to get the best out of pogba and greizmann (hopefully) which would work lot better than buying likes of willian.



03 May 2017 06:03:45
I think Jose has done a decent job this year. He hasn't been anywhere near what Red Man makes him out to be, nor has he been anywhere near the "sack him tomorrow he is past it! " that the beast seems to think. The truth is somewhere in the middle.

Of course we could have done better in terms of results and the number of draws have been frustrating. But I'd like to suggest that in only a few of those draws have we not played well. In most of the draws imo we have created more than enough chances to score and win and dominated the game which makes those draws even more dissappointing to me. The style of play has improved imo and we look a lot more solid and organized as a team but there is still a lot of work that needs to be done.

The key will be to winning the next 3 games in the Europa League and building on the group that we currently have and top 4 is still possible.

If we end the season with Champions League qualification and 2 trophies, will anyone be complaining?


1.) 03 May 2017 10:09:10
It depends RedFaith, my main issue has always been the actual thing we spend time watching and that has been poor in the main.

If somebody crashed into you and then took you to hospital are they a hero or a villain, it depends on the circumstances surely?

Watching the Chelsea match and all of us would be forgiven for thinking "We are back and Jose is doing the right thing". However watch the vast majority of games this season and most would honestly be thinking "Is this really Man Utd I'm watching or is it WBA? ".

I prefer to take a view that cumulatively the results and performances have been poorer than they should be. It is down to personal outlook as to whether you think Jose is on the right track or not, but that is based on projections because what has happened so far hasn't been good enough, (the same defence posts of Jose are very similar to those about LVG year one and we saw what happened year 2).

What is beyond any dispute though is that the vast majority of fans and neutrals expected us to be doing much better in the league and playing better on the whole.

I appreciate Jose is a defensive minded manager so we won't see too many swashbuckling displays. I also appreciate that mass murderers typically have something wrong with their brain wiring, does that mean we should just be happy and put up with it because that's the way they are, or should we try and get them to change to what we expect them to act like?

This is Man Utd, not Jose Utd.

2.) 03 May 2017 10:34:53
What I don't get is that people had serious delusions of challenging for the league? We were never close to it the year before and a 35 year old and a young cm was going to make us champions? Please.

Dont get me wrong, we should be challenging for the league as we are Man Utd as people keep saying but this team was on its way down way before Fergie left. The cm issue to name but one.

Qualification to the ECL was the target this year and maybe a trophy. We have achieved a tropy with another semi to look forward too and we are still pushing for top 4.

In that time, Jose has had a season to work out who stays and who goes. He was left with a lot of crap and work to do. He can't do it all in one transfer window. Throughout the years, we have moaned about how Jose grinds his way to leagues and titles. I never heard Chelsea fans complaining.

He is now using the same methods with the players available to hit our target. When he was Real Madrid manager his team was the highest scorers ever in the league. He can play attacking, he will play attacking eventually, he knows its what the fans are calling for and that it is in the United DNA but he needs the right players in the right positions, if you think he can sort out the team in one season, then people need to wake up.

I don't care about the performance at this stage of the season and with the injuries. Give me 5 1-0's and I will be delighted and even more optimistic for next season.

3.) 03 May 2017 10:42:43
Sorry Beast. Completely disagree that we have not played well "in the vast majority of games". That is simply not true. We've created a lot of chances in most games this season. The problem has been the finishing and decision making in the final third of the pitch.

I don't know what you expected from Jose. I certainly don't think that the "vast majority of fans" expected much better. Improvement in the style of play and Champions league qualification is what most fans realistically expected this season and I think the former has happened and there is a good chance the latter does as well.

Yes we've been below par in a couple of games and Jose has gone defensive against teams like Man City and Liverpool but that has been the exception and not the norm.

4.) 03 May 2017 10:47:47
Beast, your assessment of what the fans have been thinking for the vast majority of the games is wrong imo. Most fans I've met have been frustrated that we've dominated games, created chances but just haven't finished them off and converted those draws into wins.

You're the only fan I know who seems to think we play like West Brom.

5.) 03 May 2017 13:14:41

I agree entirely with your posts here pal, it is somewhere in the middle and the vast majority if not 99.99% of fans have just been frustrated with this season rather than demoralised and wanting the manager sacked.

Anybody who has watched all of the games without deciding beforehand what their opinion of it will be has seen us outplay the opposition in almost every game but struggle to put away the chances to give us vital wins at vital stages of the season. Our away form is immense, sort out the home form next season which I don't see being anywhere near as tricky as this season and we will have a great chance.




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07 Jul 2017 22:22:01
I honestly don't care who he goes to. If we sign him, great he's a proven goalscorer in the EPL and will add something to the team.

If Chelsea get him we can sign someone like Morata and move on.




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14 Jun 2017 05:38:51

Wasn't the other club that was interested in Matic? If so, have they found someone else they are going for or have they backed out due to a high asking price?


{Ed002's Note - I am sorry - this is the MU page.}



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07 Jun 2017 14:15:34
You might want to head over to the Madrid page and check Ed002's answer to my question.




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16 May 2017 11:19:58
That's nothing new. Ed002 mentioned this months ago and said its unlikely to happen in the recent sharkopod.




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22 Mar 2017 14:55:22
Thanks for the info Ed002.

Is it expected now that subject to agreeing a fee Bakayoko will move to Chelsea or is there still something United could do?


{Ed002's Note - I would not have any expectations when there is no agreement on a fee but the player has made it clear he doesn't want to move to Manchester United, Juventus or Arsenal and he wants to join Chelsea. Other admirers such as Leicester and Southampton have no realistic chance of signing him.}




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12 Jul 2017 14:01:08
What did you win last season raver?




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19 Jun 2017 19:56:21
Couldn't agree more Red Man. We should be looking at signing players in their prime or players with potential who could be top players and are at the right age. In any case I see his situation at Madrid being resolved or him ending up at PSG.

I don't think Mbappe wants to join United and feel that he has his heart set on moving to Madrid. But the thought of financing Real’s deal for the next superstar by buying one of their players who is only going to decline, is 32 and will have no sell on value at a ridiculous price makes me feel a bit sick. Even buying Morata at an inflated price would make me nervous but I could live with it due to his age and potential and his best years being ahead of him. He will have a sell on value if it doesn't work out and we need to cut our losses. I prefer Belotti over Morata but he has just had one good season and Torino’s valuation is quite outrageous.

Clearly Jose had a plan to rebuild for next year and challenge for the title and it didn't include Ronaldo. We should believe in that and execute that strategy instead of going on this wild goose chase of Ronaldo. Sticking to Jose’s list of targets will allow us to strengthen in all areas of the field. CDM, LB, RB are more pressing concerns right now imo. I would rather we spent an extra 5-10mil each to push deals over the line for say Nelson Semedo, Benjamin Mendy/ Danny Rose and Fabinho/ Eric Dier than invest all the budget on Ronaldo and leave the other areas not fixed.

We can always sign a Griezmann next summer to get that final special piece of the jigsaw right. I hope we get a summer of Lindelof, Belotti/ Morata, Dier/ Fabinho, Semedo, Mendy/ Rose and maybe Perisic to build a solid foundation to the squad instead of chasing Ronaldo.




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08 Jun 2017 14:52:47
Surprised you don't mention any wingers Ed001, especially right sided wingers. We lack wuality out wide imo and are in desperate need of a quality winger.

I'd love it if we signed Willian.


{Ed001's Note - I was assuming Rashford would play there at times.}



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29 May 2017 12:05:22

Have you seen any of Jose's title winning sides? They were nowhere near being 10 Fellainis on the pitch. That is an absolutely ridiculous comment.

Drogba, Lampard, Joe Cole, Essien, Milito, Sneijder, Marcelo were his key players at Chelsea and Inter. His Real Madrid played some of the most breathtaking counter attacking football I have seen. He got the absolute best out of Ozil, Ronaldo and Di Maria.

Just because Jose knows how to setup to nullify an opposition doesn't mean his teams don't play well. There is no other manager I would take to win a one off final, a big game. He figures out a plan to beat the opposition with the players at his disposal.




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29 May 2017 11:58:15

The last 2 seasons the league was won by teams that didn't buy the fancy names but bought sensibly, players that fit their system.

It doesn't matter what our rivals do as long as we get the players we want. I fully believe we will manage to get most of our targets this summer.