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01 May 2017 09:31:34
I read this morning that Romero has bought a house in Milan. Obviously no idea if that is true or whether he is leaving but strange place to buy if you play in Manchester.

Red Man

1.) 01 May 2017 13:41:07
Holiday home/ investment property? Doubt he's short of a few quid.

2.) 01 May 2017 18:25:03
Linked with inter.

3.) 02 May 2017 08:23:11
Get the lad from Milan and send them a ready made replacement?



01 Apr 2017 12:59:16
Today I understand another young reserve (he is 20) has been added to the match day squad, Matthew Willock, in addition to Tuanzebe and TFM. This is down to injuries but also because we have released the older "blockers" in the squad. I hope all three get some time and show what they can do. Like Rashford last season, until they step onto the biggest stage in key matches (the pressure to win is now on), we won't know how they handle it.

Personally I have seen many youngsters debut at OT and there is a buzz of excitement when they step out. Good luck to Willock if he gets on and it will do wonders for the youth/ reserve set up to see progress. I hope young Gomes gets some time soon and possibly Gribben if they continue progress and are physically able.

Funny but today may need Fellaini especially against a West Brom team who can and like to score from dead balls.

Red Man

1.) 01 Apr 2017 17:53:35
Another draw at home, top four just seems out of reach at the moment, Its the old Man Utd way, when teams above us drop points so do we. But the most frustrating thing for me is Micki taken off again and martial and lingard left on.
Hope Jose has a plan for next season regarding strikers, it's plain to see if Zlatan don't score, nor does anyone else. Looks like another season of frustration and missed chances.



25 Oct 2014 06:38:03
Interesting That the Valdes rumour had been around a while.

13 Aug 2014
Despite being injured I did read a while ago that we had interest in Victor Valdes as competition for De Gea, following Valdes injury lay off but not heard much in a while. Not sure whether Valdes has found a club as yet. I also read that De Gea's girlfriend was encouraging him to move back to Spain and whilst there has been no suggestion he would, a good number 2 could be important

Red Man



27 Sep 2014 07:28:35
Most interesting if true.

it appears Tony Strudwick, the first team fitness coach since 2007, has been moved from his usual role to a job looking after the physical development of the club's younger players. It Looks like Lvg has now put someone he trusts and has known a long time, Jos van Dijk in the role.

Red Man

1.) Forgive me Red Man, but why is this most interesting if true?

2.) Quite interesting . let's see if it has any impact.

3.) KingGiggsy

Many have been frustrated and annoyed by the number of injuries picked up particularly in training. LvG has been here a few weeks and potentially identified an issue and possibly one of the causes. LvG resolved the injuries sustained by Robben and is now looking at our injury prone regulars. If this works and is true the reason why it is interesting becomes clearer.

4.) Thanks for sharing Redman, let's hope this helps inmprove our injury record.



12 Feb 2014 04:30:51
It appears Vidal has signed a new Juventus contract until 2018

Red Man

1.) Used again to get a better deal, I hope dm wasn't banking on Vidal coming

2.) Only a highly unreliable English newspaper seems to be reporting this and the others have piggy backed on the story.

There is absolutely nothing in Italy or any official announcement from Juve.

Although the Editor did say that Juve would be unlikely to sell or the player wanting the move so a new deal wouldn't surprise me.

3.) Eric is god, Vidal never once said he's interested in move to us or anything like that so how could he use us to get a better deal?

There was genuine interest from us, the media hyped it up as per usual.




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13 Aug 2017 20:14:28
I was left with a big smile on my face after that game, a powerful show and probably the best we have controlled a game for years. In fact you could see Gary Neville sensing there is something happening and enjoying it.

Let's remain calm, there have been many false dawns where we started well but it has to be said only a few where I saw that power. People will dismiss West Ham yet they will surprise a few this season, have bought some good players and have been a bit of a nemesis for us, so beating them in the way we did was both surprising and pleasing.

I was a little concerned at Martials reaction to scoring, a little ambivalent, looks like Jose has challenged him and waits on his response. Very talented but must have the right attitude, hope that goal pushes him on.

Only one game but I see the direction is there, the path set, there will be many difficult games and we are still 2 players short. Add a Bale or similar as a No7 and a full back and this could be the season we really challenge again.

What a pleasure it was watching today and Jose to me looks like he knows we are now on the right path, looks comfortable in his surroundings after finding a mess last summer. The foundations are in but we are not there by a long way, however the warm glow after a performance like that is to be enjoyed. Maybe some will even start to believe in Jose.

Red Man

1.) 13 Aug 2017 20:29:05
I think we will challenge as it is Redman. Great options and if be happy if no other player were signed.

However, after saying that, if more players are added it will only be like adding strings to the bow and the tune will be even sweeter.

I think we have a squad capable of winning the league, adding to it means more of a chance in Europe.

2.) 13 Aug 2017 20:32:46
10 on the bounce hopefully now Redman. You remember than season don't you fella 😆😆.

3.) 13 Aug 2017 20:37:19

I think we are short and that is why Jose is looking for that other attacking option.

4.) 13 Aug 2017 20:45:07
Big Ron was on the bubbly a bit early bfro😂.

5.) 13 Aug 2017 20:48:10
Be careful red man, posters on here will ridicule for suggesting that.

We should just enjoy today's result and not listen to Jose.

6.) 13 Aug 2017 20:49:02
Yes I'm not sure a Bale is needed, although that would be pretty much our Premier League trophy. Mbappe is gone so no need to sell Bale now.

7.) 13 Aug 2017 20:50:56
We don't need anymore signings! We're perfect I tell You, PERFECT!

8.) 13 Aug 2017 20:51:06

Remember it? I was at Luton for the 11th game!

9.) 13 Aug 2017 21:25:43
1-1 and then we managed 4th after all geting excited!



13 Aug 2017 09:00:56
The start of a new season is exciting but let's remember early games do not always point to who will be Champions. Saying that we do need to start well, the pressure is on.

At the moment I feel City are the ones to beat and Jesus could be the player. I am repeating myself but if we want to win it we need two players, a full back and a worthy No7.

Welcome back Chicarito today, a player who wasn't quite good enough with his back to goal to be a regular starter for us but knew how to make good runs and score goals. It was a pity we let him go as we need goals this season, other than from the main striker, the Mexican was a tremendous asset from the bench.

I want a win today of course but I want to see us go at it with tempo from the start. Last season it looked like we were not ready to go at teams in the first half and only after a half time jolt or a realisation we needed to win did we start to press. I am looking for us to press from the start in games and if we see that I think we will win more games than last season which would put us in contention.

Red Man

1.) 13 Aug 2017 10:46:00
Hoping for a good start and none of the defensive nightmares teams have suffered, a good solid start is what i am looking for but it would be nice for them not to completely drop off in second halves this season like they did last, a good start for Lukaku too would be good.

2.) 13 Aug 2017 13:28:56
To be honest I've not been impressed with any of our rivals thus far.

Arsenal still look to be missing something at the back and in midfield.

Liverpool, Brazil going forward but costa rica at the back. That backline looks like it will always concede. But will the forwards always be able to score. They look light in midfield too.

Chelsea I'm the most surprised at. Ok red cards didn't help. But based on the summer Conte's had a few wobbles and I think that's been passed on to the team.

And city, labour to beat Brighton but already anointed champions by the media.

3.) 13 Aug 2017 13:46:10
4-0 United.

4.) 13 Aug 2017 13:56:17

City will get better as the season goes on and so will Chelsea. I think Liverpool will find it difficult especially if Coutinho does not have his heart into it if they block his move. If they sell him its bye bye top 6 IMO.

I expect us to get out of the gates really well given we have added 2 very proven PL players and only a defender that needs to get used to this league and his team. Second term for the manager and players being quite settled and we have not had any distractions with the squad such as Players wanting out, which is the case with everyone else.

5.) 13 Aug 2017 14:38:24
Chelsea and Liverpool will find it tougher this season with the extra games. But I think conte's a few incidents away from a meltdown and that could finish their season.

City will get better but I don't see all the fuss. The media were the same last season. Pep has to deliver the league this season after the spend he's had. If he doesn't then who knows.



08 Aug 2017 22:10:52
I saw a team which will finish third maybe at best second in the league tonight. We still lack that clinical player other than a centre forward to score goals and create danger, someone who can truly fill the No7 shirt, a Sanchez, Bale type.

New season and Live chat contained the usual extreme negativity, yet we are playing the very best in a game they wanted to win, so for me it was a learning curve. Add a No7, Bailly back in defence and a full back and we would be closer to the top as long as we start taking our chances.

Red Man

1.) 08 Aug 2017 22:24:33
I think if we play like that we will finish outside the top 4. City, Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool and Spurs are all capable of much better consistently than what we delivered.

However it's early days, we got a bit better as the game went on, but i fear that's more to do with Madrid being less fit.

I'd expect us to be a bit sharper and a bit more of a team after a full pre-season, but I saw the same performance we dished up week in week out last season. A few missed chances, but on the whole, laboured and lacking any real cohesion. Matic was a big plus, but he hasn't been with the team all pre-season so that is concerning in itself!

2.) 08 Aug 2017 22:27:02
Season hasn't even started .
Who called Chelsea to win it last season or Leicester the year before .
It's not just about buying players .

It's still pre season.

3.) 08 Aug 2017 22:27:19
So much for no moaning.

4.) 08 Aug 2017 22:31:13
The less said about that the better! Simply outclassed by a superior team.

Bailly was a big loss and Lindelof is going to need time to settle.

In my opinion our season will hinge on the form of Miki, Rashford, Martial, Lingard and Mata. As we've all seen we're still blighted by inconsistency in those positions and I still don't think any of them have Jose's complete trust!
I simply don't think he knows who to play out wide. Unless at least one of them can step up, support Lukaku and score 15 goals plus it will be hard for us to mount any serious challenge!

Still it's not all doom and gloom. I thought Matic looked very good, we've still got De Gea (we may have been hammered without him) Miki has achieved those numbers in Germany, Rashford and Martial both have talent, Bailly to come back in at the weekend and we won't be playing Madrid every week!

Let's not be to despondent the real business starts on Sunday and I thought Jose post match interview was very positive!

Roll on Sunday!

5.) 08 Aug 2017 22:31:48
It's not like you to be so negative beast!

6.) 08 Aug 2017 23:20:38
I wish I had not scrolled down. some of you lot need to get a grip.



31 Jul 2017 21:57:39
I was reading today about the Manchester City youth, Jodan Sancho. 17 years old and an England colleague of Angel Gomes. He is unsettled at City and is wanted by several clubs, United included.

It will be interesting to see what happens to him, one to keep an eye on.

Red Man

1.) 31 Jul 2017 23:06:48
Red man it is funny you mention this as I have been told by someone who is involved in the youth capacity that City have tried to turn the head of Angel Gomes over the past 6 months.

Apparently with promises of being fast tracked into the first team, incentive of cash and the lure of their state of the art infrastructure were all selling factors. I don't know the ins and outs of it but from what I am let to understand he is a player on their radar (or was on their radar) .

Hopefully United have a team in place to keep these young players to avoid a repeat of the Pogba fiasco.

2.) 01 Aug 2017 02:19:19
Angel Gomes in United through and through, city have not got a cat in hells chance.

3.) 01 Aug 2017 08:17:19
My nephew went to school with him and said they havre tried to speak to him but he wouldn't speak to them and is very happy how things are going at utd.



25 Jul 2017 21:52:44
This is the summer, we return to the Champions League group stage and it is the time to make a statement, buy powerfully to re-join the elite and challenge for the title.

However here we are scuttling around likely trying to buy Chelsea and InterMilan players if many are to be believed, players who don't set the world alight but also don't break the nice budget either. It is likely we will pay notable transfer fees which may keep a few happy. There will be some who will shout about Perisic and Matic, but not me and I will guess if that is the choice there will be a deafening silence across the globe as well. How will they promote two, what can only be described as lesser players? Maybe a glitzy presentation but surely only the naive will buy into it.

Perhaps this summer will bring something else, the realisation of what the owners have done to the club financially or maybe they will realise the importance of this transfer window after all. Maybe it will open some eyes.

This window is crazy yet to the winners the spoils and scuttling around for second level players is not acceptable, the Glazers need to set out a clear message, this window is the one or maybe people will wake up to financial reality under the Glazers. No more excuses Woodward and Glazers, real top level quality is needed.

Red Man

1.) 25 Jul 2017 22:06:33
Bale and Verrati. I'm going to put £20 on them 2 signing and spend the rest of the transfer window with my fingers crossed.
Bit optimistic I knows but if rumours are true, Verrati could be available for £70mil and Bale could possibly be available if Real pull off the Mbappe deal.

2.) 25 Jul 2017 22:24:45
Not seen a good Glazer bashing post for a while. We've continued to spend under them, broke transfer records under them and from what I can see they back the manager and Ed without interfering too much at all. Us not getting players in yet has very little, if anything to do with them.

3.) 25 Jul 2017 22:24:58
Utd have in the last few years signed Ibra Pogba and Mikkiat no little expense. This year so far they have got Lukaku who is definitely a vg player and also Lindelof who may turn out to be too. I think they know better than is about the cost of signing players but that does not make it easier for them to get the best. In any commercial deal there has to be a willing seller and buyer. You need both to agree. We are no longer the sole club able to buy who we want just because of our wealth. Also Mourinho has definite ideas how he wants his team to play and he may need players who may not be the choice of you or I but who ultimately combine to make Utd a formidable team. Give the manager and the board time. This transfer window is barely open. Other teams are also struggling to sign players. Last seasons form was a huge improvement on the dross we had become used to. The fear factor in other teams has started to return. I won't be so arrogant as to presume we will any trophies this coming season because we have no divine right to and also because there are plenty of other really good teams in Europe now but I do think we will be better than last year. Support the manager and the team and stop the criticising. If we are rubbish then by all means express an opinion but until then let's be positive.

4.) 25 Jul 2017 22:44:25
Rom is red

Let's judge by 31st August, there is backing and backing.


I was not one to criticise our manager last season and took plenty of stick on here for supporting him. If he would rather have Matic and Perisic than Veratti and Sanchez so be it, yet part of me will wonder if that has been forced on him.

This is the window that matters, the heat rightly needs to be on Woodward and the Glazers.

5.) 25 Jul 2017 23:10:38
2 questions red man
Who would you like them to sign red man?
How would you go about signing that/ those players?

6.) 26 Jul 2017 00:22:06
A big statement would be nice if we could get a world class player or two, but we should learn a lesson from Juventus, who have spent very wisely in recent years and been to the CL final in two of the last three years.

7.) 26 Jul 2017 06:35:58

It is the standard I want to see, the who I am open to. I am hoping for Veratti and Sanchez/ Bale standard. I posted because I would imagine at the levels of money needing to be spent the Glazer family will be somewhat concerned and I want to see their ambition on the playing side not just for new sponsors . No excuses this summer.

8.) 26 Jul 2017 07:56:33
Red Man, I don't disagree about Matic and Perisic but I don't think it's that simple. Players may not want to come to us (Veratti, Bale), Jose has his preferred choices.

I heard Jose's interview yesterday and I thought it was very enlightening. He was talking abut the character of the team and how new signings needed to fit with the group and have the right outlook. He knows Matic and Lerisic well so perhaps this is an influe. Look at some of the bigger names we signed recently- Di Maria, Schweinsteiger, Depay, Scheiderlin, all very totally underwhelming. Sometimes it's not th big names that work out best.

I see the money being quoted for Mbappe and I think it is an enormous risk for an 18 year old from the French League.

I'm not sure who we should be targeting who might be available.

9.) 26 Jul 2017 09:31:06
It's not just about star names that's for the fans .
I'm not a big fan of either perisic or matic I'm not going to pretend there amazing players .
But they could be important parts of the team the bigger picture so I will judge them after they have kicked a ball.
Very few team in the world have spent the money united have over the last few year .
We have just gone out and spent 90 on a striker which kept a few happy for a week .
Spoilt fans?

10.) 26 Jul 2017 11:35:45
I'm fairly confident Griezeman was signing had it not been for the transfer ban. To that end I think we had the right intentions just found ourselves in an awkward market as Jose said, besides we've still got several weeks left. In all honesty we've been spoilt in the past few years, lots of investment, little improvement.




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12 Jul 2017 08:26:36
Last I heard Arsenal would like Smalling so like Rooney with Everton there is an attraction in part of the deal, at least potentially. Bayern have taken James (thankfully) which ruled out one place Alexis could go but it would leave Arsenal on a huge financial precipice if Sanchez refuses to sign a new deal.

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10 Jun 2017 07:49:41
Leverage is part of business, not having any debt could be seen as not managing the business in the most effective manner.

There is a huge however though. Usually a debt is to enable investment in improving the business, helping it to grow. This debt was not used to invest and improve the business but foisted on us to enable someone who didn't have the money to buy our club and make the club pay for it. Where did the £1bn of loans, costs and interest go? Players, stadium, no it was to fund the managed buy out, wasted wasted money.

The debt will probably sit there eating interest, taking a piece of our income until they sell.

Therefore usually it is efficient to have debt, but not in this instance because it was not invested to improve the business.

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31 May 2017 21:41:53
Club data? I doubt we could be forced to disclose the club's own data on individual players if we didn't wish to. Releasing players for international duty is one thing but club data is another.

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08 May 2017 19:26:41
Maybe measure against the seventies where we won one cup! Try supporting from late 68 after all the fun, 9 years before a trophy, and a relegation thrown in. Try the 80's as well being steamrolled by the scousers. Arrogance was something the Scouse had in the late 80's and it seems some United fans have become bloated by success letting arrogance run away with themselves. Winning a cup should be cherished, there are only 4 a season and we have won one last and at least one this season. Relish each and every one.

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01 May 2017 22:12:33
Gaitan signed at least four times, is James the new Gaitan?

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17 Aug 2017 20:53:54
Thanks AJH

I will do it after the window closes or after we make a notable signing.

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17 Aug 2017 20:45:36
I have the same opinion as Schmid, buy a Sanchez or Bale and it brings goals and takes us to another level.

I would feel that failure to bring that level of player in would be Glazernomics at play again.

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17 Aug 2017 13:14:23
Like Jose I still think we are a goal scoring wide forward short at the top level and a full back.

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16 Aug 2017 12:41:47
I maintain we need a quality goal scoring wide forward to win the league and a full back. Great to see optimism but it's one game. One injury to Lukaku and it changes everything.

Red Man

{Ed004's Note - I agree. Shaw back fit, Aurier signed before window closes and either Griezmann or Ibrahimovic in January and I can't see why we couldn't compete for the title}



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13 Aug 2017 20:51:06

Remember it? I was at Luton for the 11th game!

Red Man