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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

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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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19 Jun 2017 18:37:09
Seems many are losing their marbles over Ronaldo, £100 plus million?

The guy is an all time great, possibly the greatest now he led Portugal to glory and Madrid to more European cups. I was privileged to be at his first game for us, very special. However reality is that she waits for no one and he is 32, with a previous knee problem, so for me a risk would be £30 to £40m with some good commercial activity to back it up. Any more than that is madness. Mbappe is the next king and we would fund his transfer based on sentiment, we are a sentimental lot. Maybe it's me but Ron had chances to come back and didn't take them so now he can push for a transfer at a decent price or good luck in Paris.

We may be falling for the Madrid sleight of hand, look over here at Ron whilst we ignore others. Personally I like the look of Belotti but we should not get distracted. Ronaldo is the king but has maybe a year or two left. Find the next one, an MBappe unless the price is realistic.

Red Man

1.) 19 Jun 2017 19:24:40
redman with hmadrid now stalling over morata i would also tell them to stick him and go for belotti he looks better equiped for the prem.

2.) 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.

3.) 19 Jun 2017 20:36:57
I agree with most of that red faith. As much as i would love to see ronaldo at united.
Your list of potential ins i agree with although i'm not a big dier supporter i think there are better players than dier we can target.
Also i think we need a striker.

4.) 19 Jun 2017 21:02:29
Although one of the eds mentioned an attitude problem over a specific incident I would like us to go for Ambyadingdong from dortmund and hope JM can iron out his issues. It seems it a case of putting the money down and getting him, none of this posturing with Madrid or for Belotti .

In fact unrealistic as it is I would be pleased if we never did any business with Madrid for the foreseeable future, their cast offs are usually just that - not always but often and they know how to squeeze the money out of us.

5.) 20 Jun 2017 09:45:13
would like to see us going after dembele bfbw. Not a lot of media coverage on the lad but better long term and a better fit imo.



31 May 2017 22:11:25
I know the focus is on Griezmann but I feel we will still need a powerful centre forward even if we sign him. Rashford seems more effective from the left.

I had a look at film of Belotti and one thing struck me, his heading ability, very Shearer like. He has other aspects as well but his heading in and around the box struck me as technically very good. For me we need a centre forward and Belotti and his ability to put himself in the right areas looked a very interesting option. Thoughts?

Red Man

1.) 31 May 2017 23:32:37
He's a major gamble, a massive improvement this year, I for one had never even heard of him before last season. I can't see how anyone could make a viable move for him at the prices being quoted. If he is available for under 45 million i'd definitely suggest we go for him. Otherwise surely we can get a more established striker.

2.) 01 Jun 2017 06:49:29
Did anybody really know much about van nistlerooy before we signed him? He turned out all right 👍.

3.) 01 Jun 2017 06:57:29

A more established striker, like who?

4.) 01 Jun 2017 09:35:17
Belittle looks the business was very good the second half of last season and continued on through this season.

5.) 01 Jun 2017 11:27:35
As I said in an earlier post. Dzeko looks the business in Italy. Be very wary!

Lukaku it has to be and hope his touch improves in a better side.

6.) 01 Jun 2017 13:55:23
Totally agree RedMan. I have said all along that we needed an out and out striker in addition to Greizman if we buy him. we missed out on Bernardo Silva who would have been perfect in the roll behind a striker and is very mobile.
I'm sure Mourinho will surprise us, let's hope its a decent surprise as most of the players I was thinking of, are rapidly disappearing.
Belotti is a fantastic player and I will love him at United. He is made for our league.



27 May 2017 15:55:25
I seem to remember completing a prediction at the beginning of the season, didn't get the Champions right or that we would be out of the top four, oops, but will the results be available after the FA or European cup final?

Beast/ JaimeJ must have a good chance because surely they had United in sixth because of Jose ;-)

Red Man

1.) 27 May 2017 17:31:17
Unfortunately not finishing 6th was unimaginable pre season, didn't know jose had brought his bus with him at that point. :)

2.) 27 May 2017 17:34:52
Results will be next weekend Red Man, need to get the 2 Cup finals this week out of the way.

3.) 27 May 2017 19:44:08
I have got a horrible feeling Mrs Beast will destroy me again on this.

Red Man - As Jaimej says had we known Jose's "un-fun bus" was part of the package I would have amended my prediction. Hopefully it's in for it's MOT next season as its taken a real beating this year!

4.) 28 May 2017 00:38:48
If this unfun bus wins us the champions league I wouldn't care less.

5.) 28 May 2017 08:02:09
Ding ding! All aboard jose's coach to Kiev!



25 May 2017 19:22:29
Last night as I watched Ajax aimlessly pass the ball around their back players building lovely possession stats I thought about the build up to the game where LVG was supposed to have given them the method to beat us. What we saw was last years LVG United team playing against us. How utterly apt.

Red Man



23 May 2017 06:55:55
I have a tear in my eye this morning, my thoughts and prayers for those affected last night in my home city, Reds or Blues my thoughts are with you, targeting children is just appalling.

Red Man

1.) 23 May 2017 07:05:03
Agreed, it's horrible news.

2.) 23 May 2017 07:18:03
Whilst I'm not from Manchester I echo your sentiments, my immediate thoughts went to Brendan81 who only yesterday spoke of taking his daughter to parties.

It seems this is what many many parents were doing.

3.) 23 May 2017 07:58:22
F*ck me! What the f*ck is wrong with the world?

4.) 23 May 2017 08:09:35
My heart goes to everyone affected last night, my girlfriend works in Manchester and I regularly go into Manchester myself, can't put my own words on this, it's so sad to see this happening, what makes this even worse that young innocent life's have been taken.

5.) 23 May 2017 08:50:36
What sort of mindlessness must be present in someone, to make them target kids? So many friends and family in Manchester. Used to be over so much, it was like my second home. Hope all the posters on here from Manchester and their loved ones are safe. #onelove.

6.) 23 May 2017 09:09:04
Sickening, thoughts are with all the victims and their familys when its so close to home it really does hit you.

7.) 23 May 2017 11:05:48
Awful news. it really hits you when you see these attacks especially when you have daughters who love arinna grande. I can't imagine the good people who have been affected from Manchester. an attack on young people is beyond evil.

8.) 23 May 2017 12:48:28
Well said everyone. The world just doesn't do things right sometimes does it . I'm not a religious man at all but if I were i would be giving the big man a written warning this morning . Stay Safe People 🙁🙁.

9.) 23 May 2017 13:23:04
What kind of evil thing kills kids at a concert what will that ever achieve.




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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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02 Apr 2017 12:31:17
Jose is shaping the team, only had one real window. I expect he will be working closely with the board having already analysed the failings of the previous two incumbents and SAF last years.

I do not believe the board will, nor should they consider getting rid of Jose in the summer. I suspect it will be a different team next season with more character and Jose must still be the manager.

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21 Jun 2017 15:04:39
Can we please keep political opinion off this site.

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19 Jun 2017 18:25:02

Nice City Brisbane, rather enjoyed the City centre rain Forest, the Gabba which is as good as top football stadium and Noosa. Joyce took a gamble on Wigan and lost, probably what puts Giggs off doing it.

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18 Jun 2017 13:07:43

As I work in Finance I am paid to understand it so feel able to comment generally but don't go into detail

We can spend now because our finances are in a better position but we missed our chance because of our weaker situation 8 years ago and an element perhaps of SAF arrogance.

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18 Jun 2017 09:21:48

When we were up there with Barcelona in 2008-9 is when we needed to spend to retain our position. Instead we sold the great Ronaldo, whose transfer fee meant we didn't make a loss in that financial year. We have wasted over a Billion if financial reports are accurate on non football benefitting matters. Now we have to spend to get in the top four, to challenge for the league and it's down to what happened when the owners didn't spend.

Now the product and its value is at risk so we have to spend, yet imagine what our club could have done, could have been, if that money hadn't been wasted? We missed our big chance to sit with Real, Bayern and Barcelona because of the finances so I for one will never forgive the owners even if they spend now, years too late.

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13 Jun 2017 18:20:08
I will add that we lack that touch of genius, whilst Morata looks a strong player I have a feeling we need something else in attack. I said a week or two ago I liked the look of Belotti but also feel we would benefit from a Bale or Neymar type as well. Rooney, Ibra will not be the right options or not be there which leaves us more than one light in attack at a time when our goal scoring was poor last season.

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