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06 Jun 2017 22:40:00
Eds pretty much every rag top have run a story about Manchester United switching interest from Griezmann to Dyabla, is there anything to this story or has someone put one and one together and come up with three?

{Ed025's Note - the latter rews..



20 Jan 2017 11:13:23
Multiple press outlets are reporting our interest/ intention to purchase the services of Bernardo Silva.

I'm interested to hear other posters opinions of the player.

1.) 20 Jan 2017 12:26:58
I like him, very good little player. Personally he would make more sense than someone like Griezmann.

2.) 20 Jan 2017 12:27:13
Silky left footed player, touch, dribbling and passing in tight angles are all outstanding, though he is slight of frame. May be more suited to La Liga, but many players of his size have proven the doubters wrong in the Premier League.

3.) 20 Jan 2017 13:49:39
Reminds me of David silva but more direct. Normally plays on the right but more left footed. Can't imagine him and greizmann coming in, might be wrong or 1 is 1st choice and the other 2nd choice.

4.) 20 Jan 2017 14:57:20
He looks like a poor mans Stewart Downing

5.) 20 Jan 2017 15:46:01
What would we all do without google (other search engines are available! ) eh? :)

6.) 20 Jan 2017 15:42:02
given you bought depay i think you should keep out of it lvg.

7.) 20 Jan 2017 20:17:44
Ha lvg that made me spit my wine out 😂



03 Apr 2016 00:09:41
Red tops linking us with Barkley, this would be a great signing in my opinion. Drives forward, picks a pass, fast, strong and most importantly can score goals.

Got to love the rags in the last three days alone we are getting;

10 - Barkley (Everton)
RW - Dembele (Rennes)
8 - Sanches (Benfica)
6 - Bazoer (Ajax)

I'd take it, although would be nice to see a defender or two linked. Ha.

1.) 30 Mar 2016 22:09:22
That would be the end of the club.

2.) 30 Mar 2016 22:15:57
What he said was he could see Gary looking for a bigger challenge than being a manager, when press by the presenter who had suggested him being a chairman at a club like villa or Leeds, graham said he wouldn't be surprised to see gary and the class of 92 along with Peter lim try to buy United but it could be 10-15 years times. But still a great rumour.

3.) 30 Mar 2016 22:18:04
Why would it be the end of the club? I don't know how it would end up but I think they could do a good job.

4.) 31 Mar 2016 08:47:15
If he has a spare half a billion down the back of the sofa then good luck to him.

5.) 31 Mar 2016 09:20:56
Why would it be the end of the club? At least he club would be owned by local lads that had played for the club. Some folk on here are never happy.

6.) 31 Mar 2016 10:19:20
The class of 92 don't have anywhere near enough money to buy the club. The club will sell for well over a billion, and the class of 92 would struggle to raise 500m between them.

Peter Lim currently owns Valencia and has had Gary and Phil involved with his club. How well is that currently going?

The players may know about the history of the club, but why would that make them any good at running the club?

How well would any of Scholes, Butt, Neville, Beckham or Giggs do in commercial deals? Since when has the ability to kick a ball relate to being a good business man?

There is probably roles to which they may be suited, but is that the role they would want? Giggs wants to be manager, whether he would be any good is up to debate. How would it work if a part owner is also a manager? Would he sack himself if he is performing badly?

Its a lovely romantic idea, but is very unlikely to work out well if it was to happen.

I agree we should introduce former players into the running of the club. Scholes, Butt and Phil Neville could work very well with the youth set up. Beckham would make a good ambassador, Gary Neville would probably work well in a director of football type role. I'm not sure where Giggs would fit if he coverts the managers job, He isn't ready to manage the club and keeping him involved in another capacity probably won't work.

7.) 31 Mar 2016 10:53:02
Shappy, the fact that they own it doesn't mean they have to run it. Just a btw thought.

8.) 31 Mar 2016 11:30:30
Hunter mentioned that Peter lim would be part of it to. Valencia was in bits before Lim and Neville came in.

9.) 31 Mar 2016 12:04:39
What mbd said. They could also be part of a consortium of clever business minded folk. I'd rather see them take over than some middle eastern sheik who will use the club as a play thing.

10.) 31 Mar 2016 13:19:40
Mbd, that's true, but I suspect they would want more of a hands on role than our current owners.

Celtic red, Valencia are a bigger mess under Lim then they were before him. He has solved the financial issue to some extent, but he is running the club like some Jorge Mendes showroom. Allowing Mendes far too much power, and effectively turning their back on what was a good academy to bring in lesser known Mendes clients to give them a platform to increase their value so Mendes and Lim can make big bucks. The club is being destroyed by Lim not saved.

Maze, how much better do you think City would be doing if Richard Dunne and co were running their club? Your reply was boarding on xenophobic. I want the best business men running the business side of the club with the best football men running the football side of the club. With decisons being made with the acceptance that financials of the club rely on the football side to be performing to the highest possible standard.

Former players don't always know what is best for the club, and many are trying to hold on to the past via their connections from the past. Can players from the Fergie era really embrace a futute United in a different image, or will they cling to what they know?

11.) 31 Mar 2016 14:33:21
So your aspirations for this club is to become a middle eastern money cow like City? Didn't I say they could be part of a consortium of savvy business men? I think folk like David Beckham may know a few more clever suits than me and you.

If the choice was some random oil barren, backyard sheik or a class of 92 consortium I know who I would want within the hierarchy at the club but then again we are all different shappy.

12.) 31 Mar 2016 16:06:44
Maze, City are far from a cash cow. They are a very well run club, with investment in all areas of the club and the community around the club. The owners accepted they had limited knowledge in football so went out and hired some of the best people within the football world who had a strong footballing background. They gave the club direction and knew how to run the club and turn it into one of the top clubs in the world.

I think the job they have done at City is more than twice as good as the job Abramovic has managed at Chelsea and will probably last much longer.

Your being blinded by your affection to former players. How would you feel about a consortium full of less successful ex Uinted players?

Being a good footballer doesn't make you a good owner.

13.) 31 Mar 2016 17:10:42
A controlling interest would be enough, they would not have to buy every single share.

14.) 31 Mar 2016 19:23:57
Can't ever see the class of 92 buying our club, they are ex players not business men.
Disturbing to hear sir Alex is trying to derail Jose coming as the manager. I worship the ground Fergie walks on, but I do wish ex players like Bobby Charlton and ex manager Fergie would settle into retirement and let the people who now are in charge of the club run it .
Can't wait for this season to end, so we will know in quick time what's going to happen to this great club of ours . i'd like to think you all agree that we need some better luck and better judgement for the forth coming season. Because if nothing major changes we are in deep poo poo.

15.) 31 Mar 2016 23:35:08
not business men? gary nev and giggs are growing there business and property portfolios at a very fast rate, hotel football and a new massive redevelopment in mcr centre outside of football they are very succesful in business.

{Ed007's Note - You hardly need to be Alan Sugar to build up a property portfolio and it's not as if they started from scratch and made the money to invest. Would you be happy if the Glazers replaced Woodward with a property developer?}

16.) 01 Apr 2016 00:44:08
Ed007 is it so out of the question that Becks, Nev and co would have premium business connections and could join part of a consortium to buy from the Glazers when they decide to sell?

Why wouldn't fans get behind this if the right folk were on board?

{Ed007's Note - That's just down to people they know, the businessmen could afford it without them. Could the ex-players do it without the businessmen? How many board members are you talking between the ex-players and their 'premium contacts', who has the most say/power and why? It's one of the most idiotic things I've ever heard - and they say romance is dead.
At least the board could sell any new players a house from their property portfolio, I can just see Phil Neville showing Messi pictures of a semi detached in Ashton during signing talks.}

17.) 01 Apr 2016 02:49:48
Of course they wouldn't be brokering high end business deals. They would be non-executive board members, club figureheads, involved in the planning and policies within the club. They would bring the football acumen to the boardroom and let the financiers deal with the day to day running of the Club.

{Ed007's Note - My mam used to love Mills n Boon. I'm surprised to see grown men falling for such romantic nonsense. Would Posh Spice be involved in these meetings where ex-players decide what the money men should do?}

18.) 01 Apr 2016 03:59:03
Again Ed007 where have I said they would be telling the money men what to do? Your making this up.

If it is the words board member that is putting you off then the most intellectual one of the class of 92 can join the board as a representative of them all. The others could be in an ambassador capacity the way Fergie and Charlton are now.

{Ed001's Note - you are dreaming. It is funny though. Nice fantasy, but it would end in disaster.}

19.) 01 Apr 2016 07:17:01
Why would it end up in disaster though Ed? With the right folk on board and if the finances were available why couldn't they have a real crack as part of a group?

{Ed001's Note - who are these 'right folk' that you keep wittering on about? You are dreaming up random people that don't exist to become part of something that would then end up nothing like this ridiculous fantasy of yours. Just give it up, they aren't rich enough to buy it, not intelligent enough to run it and it will not happen.}

20.) 01 Apr 2016 07:45:05
By right folk I mean people with deep pockets who would be interested in being part of a consortium to take over the club. If you are trying to tell me that this would appeal to no one then I don't agree with that.

David Beckham for instance would have hundreds of multi millionaire friends (maybe even billionaire acquaintances) who it may appeal to. The guy was/ is in the process of creating a new club in America and building a stadium etc that doesn't come cheap and you most certainly would need the right contacts in place.

We can agree to disagree here but hypothetically if they did take over in the future I don't think you can outright claim they will ultimately fail.

21.) 01 Apr 2016 07:52:20
Also just on what I mean by 'right folk', it wasn't too long ago a consortium fronted by Jim O'neil tried to buy out the Glazers but it was rejected. How do we know these types of individuals aren't in cahoots with the class of 92? All hypothetical of course but we don't.

22.) 06 Apr 2016 17:16:32
If there is even the remote possiblity of a Co92 takeover it would most likely be backed by Peter Lim.

{Ed001's Note - and Jorge Mendes would be providing the players....}



14 Mar 2016 15:04:09
Daily Mail are reporting that we are after Ousmane Dembele of Rennes. I have not seen him play, and I wasn't aware of him until very recently due to his goal scoring exploits. From what has been written it sounds like he's going a stellar job of carrying the team. The national coach has also said he's been on his radar for two years, not bad for an 18 year old!

Anyone seen him play? Know much about him?

1.) 14 Mar 2016 15:21:13
I've read a couple of scout reports etc and it sounds like he could be a huge talent.

The report I have put the most stock in is Mickael Silvestre's. For those who don't know Silvestre is club advisor to Rennes, Dembele's club. Silvestre compares him to Ronaldo and being of the same ability at the same age he also says he will stick his neck on the line and say Dembele will win the Ballon d'Or.

As I previously mentioned I've not seen the lad play and have only just become aware of him but it sounds like a player we should be going after.

2.) 14 Mar 2016 17:14:13
Believe he is set for Batmrca or Bayern.

{Ed001's Note - Spurs would disagree as they are very much hoping to get him.}

3.) 14 Mar 2016 17:25:25
Dembele, young, French, sounds like an Arsenal player to me.

4.) 15 Mar 2016 00:46:06
That will be a really good buy for them to get one of the top rated young players Ed.

{Ed001's Note - they are trying to collect the set, they are also after Fulham's Dembele.}

5.) 15 Mar 2016 08:56:57
That will be crazy. Imaginw qll 3 playing at the same time . Commentatora will get confused.

{Ed001's Note - there is a Bira Dembele playing for Barnet, they should have all four in the team at once.....}



18 Feb 2016 12:04:25
Multiple papers reporting Offer for Rooney from China. Any truth in this Eds.

Great servant to the club (kind of) but now is the time to be ruthless and start a fresh. Jose (I prefer conte) with a blank canvas could build something great.

{Ed004's Note - I am hoping so but I just can't see Rooney moving to China}

1.) 18 Feb 2016 20:02:52
Could sell most of the squad to China. I've just turned of the Europa game losing 2.1 at time of pulling the plug.
How much lower does van gaal have to get before Woodward and the glaziers grow a pair of bollocks and sack the arrogant git.
Let Giggs earn his stripes elsewhere before offering him one of the biggest jobs in the world
Time to get a proven winner in . Jose is the man for me, and hopefully for mufc.

2.) 19 Feb 2016 01:29:18
Jose is a proven winner but also an arse hole, be careful what you wish for. He will do more damage then good, everywhere he goes there seems to be some kind of player mutiny or he upsets somebody upstairs, has 3rd season symdrome and his behaviour at times is appalling. I agree lvg needs to go tho, give me, you or anyone the squad he had and the money he's had and I guarantee that we would be higher in the league and performing better than we are now. Maybe he hates Manchester United and someone's paying him to ruin us lol 😉.

3.) 19 Feb 2016 10:00:57
U guys dltalkin like jose is some sort of a serial killer. he's top manager and has won everything in tbe game like him or not he will be great for us.

4.) 20 Feb 2016 10:10:35
It can get lower Rock. We still have Shrewsbury remember.

5.) 20 Feb 2016 22:03:04
Maybe just me but when I see the manager spending more time with a notebook furiously writing things down when the obvious need is to gee the players and drive (or, dare I say, MANAGE them? ) it drives me nuts.
Im thinking he is writing his autobiography because whatever is going into the folder is not doing the team any good as it stumbles from same old to same old.




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05 Jun 2017 10:48:52
Just having a look at some info on Perisic as I've not watched him play and know nothing about him. It appears he's a left wing specialist? He's played 50 odd games this season and only twice on the right. I assumed it was a RW we were after.

1.) 05 Jun 2017 13:24:37
We need both in my opinion left and right wingers, I don't mind mata and mikityryan tucked in off the right but I feel it's essential to bring in someone like Kyle walker in at right back if you do that to provide the width, Valencia has had a good season but he's shocking in the final 3rd.



15 May 2017 11:31:16
My word this squad needs some surgery. I think Mourinho bought well last summer, he's given players a chance but one would imagine has realised a massive change is needed.

We are need a RB as a long term Tony replacement. We need a CB that can play on the left side to partner Baily. We need a LB as Shaw may not make it. Most importantly we need a CDM who can pass and protect the back line. We need a winger with speed and a Striker. This doesn't even account for the possibility of DDG leaving.

Ed002 has said we are looking at all those positions which suggests the management know what they need to do to improve the team.

To make all the changes we are going to need to get value in certain positions. Ed002 said we prefer Nelson Semedo but he'll be expensive which to me probably makes Aurier a bit more attractive. Lindolf will be very expensive, Keane is homegrown and we have the contractual clause which although still expensive will be cheaper than Lindolf. I Justin can't see how we can afford a Griezmann plus a Lukaku/ Belotti plus a Fabinho plus a Lindolf plus Semedo plus a LB plus a RB plus CM.

1.) 15 May 2017 12:21:35

You need to not worry about money, it's pointless as you don't know all the costs etc and what the club can afford / who might be leaving.

2.) 15 May 2017 12:28:30
Why are you so worried about money?

It's been clear for years that we pay over the odds for players. Lindelof's price tag doubled when we got involved, it happens to every player we get linked with. Look at Martial for example, Monaco named a silly price and laughed when we agreed to it.

We will rarely get 'value'. We pay what the selling club wants however ridiculous. We just paid £92.5m for Paul Pogba, he's had a poor season.

Don't worry yourself about the money, we'll continue to overpay until we get back where we need to be, and then we'll continue to overpay some more.

3.) 15 May 2017 13:12:08
Your right about 1 thing this squad needs major surgery. Too many players that are not good enough to mount league challenges. 4 years since we came higher than 5th 4th 5th 6th.
Half a dozen 1st team starters required.

4.) 15 May 2017 13:22:31
It's not so much the money that is of concern, it's the scale of player recruitment that is the major issue. We are talking about 6-7 players pretty much all of them being first 11 players.

The Europa league final is a massive game for us, we were told we could afford a season out the Champions League. How would not being in it next year affect player recruitment from a financial and professional stand point?

5.) 15 May 2017 15:02:33

Being out of the CL is a bit of a killer but I was reading the other day we will make more money getting to the EL final than we made in Europe last year being in the CL so it probably isn't as bad as you may think.



19 Apr 2017 14:43:35
We have the second best defence in the league when considering goals conceded as the marker. We have the second highest shots per game in the league. I doesn't take a genius to work out the issue.

I did some statistical analysis a couple of months ago comparing Belotti, Kane, Silva, Lukaku and Zlatan. Belotti came out on top when considering shots per goal (he had 4 shots per goal at the time and zlatan was on 6 shots per goal) . I have to say I think Lukaku would be my player of choice based on how he has played since I did the analysis (I would prefer Kane as I like seeing British lads playing for Man Utd, but there is zero chance of that) .

We also need the wide and midfield players to chip in far more. Griezman would be an obvious choice. Dembele of Dortmund looks the real deal.



30 Oct 2016 11:58:24
Good morning Ed's, it's been mentioned several times that the club are looking to bring in a defender or two. I'm keen to get your opinions on the following players and if you feel they are of sufficient quality to improve the squad.

Michael Keane
Ben Gibson
Reece Oxford

Keane and Gibson are having very good seasons at their respective clubs. They are both relatively young and could form a very good long standing partnership.

{Ed004's Note - Keane has impressed me this season but I'm not sure he's good enough for a team hoping to challenge for the top honours. The other two I haven't seen enough of.}

1.) 30 Oct 2016 20:44:21
I was surprised we let Keane go at the time.



19 Sep 2016 14:02:24
I posted a couple of weeks ago that Jose needs the press to go against Rooney to get him out the team. The written press have Called for him to be dropped, the sport radio stations have said he should be dropped. A large sections of Man Utd fans have been calling it for some time. The dressing room has other big characters in there now and the marketing team have Pogba and Rashford.

It was interesting Jose didn't slate Rooney publicly. I can see Rooney getting phased of the team very quickly and being moved on in the summer.

Can you imagine the backlash if Jose doesn't bench him now!

{Ed001's Note - Jose may not have spoken out publicly, but he has certainly been briefing his friends in the media with regards to Rooney being phased out.}

1.) 19 Sep 2016 15:35:13
I mentioned something similar below, Iv e never seen the press go for Rooney like this before, and its hard to say they are wrong on current form. The guy from the Indy with the double barrel name write today JM always intended to phase Rooney out over the first season but should accelerate that now to keep the heat off himself .

One Journo writes today Pogba is playing with a player not worthy of being alongside him - England captain Rooney, now whether you agree with it, its quite something to see it in writing in an english paper about the current England captain.

You have to say if Miki, Depay, were fit and in form would he have pulled the trigger by now, surely Herrera, spider, Carrick must probably respect and like Rooney but are also thinking I should be in the team before him so that can't be good for morale.

2.) 19 Sep 2016 17:25:30
Well that's good to hear Ed001, hopefully he could start doing before Christmas. That way we might be in with a shout at the title. Lol.

3.) 19 Sep 2016 17:32:21
It's been on the cards for three years now, as he has been declining hugely. But for the fact we have been garbage for three years, had a weak person as a replacement for SAF and tied him to a silly contract, it would have happened a lot sooner. If SAF had stayed one more year he'd have gone the summer SAF actually left.

He was an excellent player for us for a lot of years, but his actions on two occasions and lack of professionalism throughout his career meant he lost my respect a long time ago. It has also cost him and us hugely, in my eyes. He could and should have been so much better than he was at his peak around 24/ 25. Sad but true unfortunately.

4.) 19 Sep 2016 17:55:37
It will be until december that we start seeing a proper Mourinho team.

Im sure Mourinho will know how to play his cards and do what's best for the team.

5.) 19 Sep 2016 18:37:58
I think the vast majority on here can see Rooney doesn't belong as an automatic starter. He's been fairly average for a few years now and slowly declining as time goes on but the problem is coming to an end now. Fergie forseen Rooneys talent was on the wain and started the ball rolling on him exiting the club in his last season. Moyes came in and between him and the club, they handed him a ridiculous contract and didn't have the guts to get rid of him. LvG made him captain and said he was un-droppable. Every man and his dog can see that having Rooney in the team is a hindrance.

Enter Jose. For him to drop Rooney he needed a few things to happen. Jose being Jose wasn't going to come in and drop the club captain, the face of the brand from the get go. I honestly think Rooneys form has gone so far south that he'll never be the player he once was and Jose knows it.

Being the only marketable superstar at United is now gone. Pogba is a huge name, Martial, Zlatan, De Gea and to a degree Rashford can all step in for the marketing side of things. Rooney no longer holds that ace.

He needed the fans to be onside with a rooneyless team and over the last couple of years I'd say it's in the high majority of fans want him gone.

The tricky one was the media. The captain of United and England. Media and pundits have given him an easy ride for years. But the winds seem to have shifted on that one. The media are questioning his selection in the team. Something that has never happened.

And the last piece of the puzzle for Jose is simple. When Rooney is out of the team, he needs whoever replaces him to play well. If and when Rooney is dropped and we start winning football matches, then he will never get back in the team.

It's a shame it has come to this. He's been a great player for us, but if you don't leave a hero, you'll see yourself become the villain. Let's hope the end is near for him and both parties can move on.

{Ed025's Note - i will have that rooney is poor at the moment mumbles and his place should be in jeopardy every week, the problem is who do you replace him with?, without wishing to sound too harsh there is still a load of crap in this united squad and the options for a replacement very you throw spyder in there? or maybe martial or even depay?, rashford looks the best option but hes still very young and cant be expected to carry the lazy if talented ibra, get rid of rooney by all means but have someone who can fill his boots first mate..

6.) 19 Sep 2016 19:08:44
I'd of thought it's quite clear.

We have just spend £89 million on a central midfielder who works as the most advanced of a three. So play Pogba, Carrick and Herrera as a three. Martial, Ibrahimovic and Rashford as the front 3 with Mkhitaryan and Memphis as options.

7.) 19 Sep 2016 19:20:51
Personally, and this is just my thoughts, I'd have a 4231 with any 2 of Herrera, Schneiderlin, Fellaini and Carrick playing behind Pogba, with Rashford and Martial wide and one of Rooney or Zlatan up top for now. Give Pogba the chance to go forward and be creative, without too much thought of defending. I think once Rooney is gradually removed from a CM/ 10 role, we will see Pogba pushed further forward. Why spend £90m on a talented lad and play him in a position that doesn't show his talents, and just shows the weaker side of his game. Maybe Jose wants to Rooney to play his way out of the side, and then put Pogba in his place, where his game is more suited, and when he starts putting in a few quality performances people won't question Rooneys absence quite so much. Or, it could all be coincidence and we'll be watching our captain all season, and Jose will stick with him, as he really has lost the Midas touch. Only time will tell.

8.) 19 Sep 2016 19:24:22
Best post on here today Mumbles.

9.) 19 Sep 2016 19:32:41
Fair point ED025 but I think its bite the bullet time for JM -once Miki and Martial are fit again he has then :pogba, spider, herrera, Mata, miki then to a lesser extent Fellani, Carrick to add to Ibra, Martial Rashford . surely there is a combination there that an experience highly rated manager can find to play winning attractive football worthy of a top 3 side?

Raneri, Klopp, Koeman pochetino are doing it with comparable squads.

{Ed025's Note - i dont want to burst your bubble here burrenway but jose,s brand of football is not everyones cup of tea, his sides play effective but boring tactics and yes he will get you up there but it comes at a cost..and thats entertainment, pogba will come good as hes quality and as much as i admire carrick his best days are probably behind him, mata is "busy doing nothing" and miki yet to find his feet so that leaves spyder, martial (who i like) and rashford who has a great future to partner ibra, myself i would go with martial with rashford coming off the bench or even vice-versa for some games, spyder flatters to decieve though for me mate..

10.) 19 Sep 2016 19:54:30
Easy as that fresh i agree.

11.) 19 Sep 2016 19:27:43
Ed001 if Jose planned to phase Rooney out why not get rid this summer and why keep him as captain? Was it to try to keep a bit of stability during a time of big change?

I'm not sure I buy this "Jose needs the press to turn on Rooney" thing. It worries me if Jose picks his teams based on what the press say. Shows a lack of confidence and strength of character, not traits I would attribute to Jose.

Whilst I would be over the moon to see Rooney phased out, and quickly too, who replaces him? Will Miki play 10 or will IBRA with Martial or Rash taking over at 9? Or will we sign Griezmann in Jan? Highly doubtful given Atleticos ban surely.

{Ed001's Note - who would take him? No one wanted to buy him, or, at least, no one he was willing to go to wanted to buy him. A few months sidelines should see him ready to move, the question is whether it is to the MLS or Everton, if you ask me.

As for the press, that is not the issue, it is not about that. Jose needs to ensure the players back his choice to drop Rooney or it becomes a battle each week for him, like he had at Chelsea. By getting the media to talk about Rooney needing to go, it seeds it into the players' minds (as they are not very bright and easily influenced in the main) and so they accept it more easily.}

12.) 19 Sep 2016 20:58:46
Only good thing to have happened from that loss is media seems to be criticizing rooney for being poor, when was the last time rooney was singled out for criticism.




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Danny, I think white as it's more calorific and would add more energy to the midfield.



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13 Jun 2017 14:56:53
I'd like to see Dier in the roll personally.



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07 Jun 2017 20:55:46
Cheers Ed, much appreciated.



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04 Jun 2017 19:11:58
Ouch 001, I'm off to hang my head in shame.

{Ed001's Note - just saying mate, there are always two sides to the coin. Yes Lukaku scores goals, but he is the sole focal point of the teams he plays for. Morata is not, so you can't just use those stats alone. I mean it would be easy to pull out stats about how Lukaku covers less distance than just about any player in the Premier League, or a hundred other points that could swing it the other way. That is why I prefer to avoid stats, unless you have time to provide a full context to them, which is damn near impossible.}



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04 Jun 2017 18:49:43
Just to compare I'll put Lukaku's stats over the same period.
West Brom (loan)
2012/ 13 - 38 games, 17 goals

Everton (loan)
2013/ 14 - 33 games, 16 goals

2014/ 15 - 48 games, 20 goals
2015/ 16 - 46 games, 25 goals
2016/ 17 - 39 games, 26 goals

Conclusion - similar age to Morata, playing in lesser teams, scores far more goals, constant progression in numbers. Basically to even think the two are comparable is doing Lukaku a dis-service.

{Ed001's Note - difference is, Lukaku is the main focal point in the teams he plays for, Morata is not. Lukaku probably gets a lot more great chances than Morata, against teams that are not packing the defence, unlike those teams that face Morata. To even put those numbers up like that, with so little attempt to provide any context is a disservice to all of us.}




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22 Jun 2017 13:13:45
I'm a huge Dier fan, his passing is good and he's defensively excellent. He'd allow the full backs to get forward more by dropping back when we have the ball to help cover the defence. I also think he'd help get the best out of Pogba.



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16 Jun 2017 10:42:06
This is a signing I would love to see and fits with what ed002 said we a looking for. He settled very well in Germany in his first season. It would be interesting to hear if anyone knows if the club have genuine interest in him.



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12 Jun 2017 17:44:43
Hey Redseven, I wasn't aware that he played such a bit part at Juve. Jose knows what he's doing and knows the player so I'm sure it will be a good signing if it comes off.



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12 Jun 2017 12:02:23
CS Moyes, people keep bringing up that he doesn't start many games. When he was at Juve for 2 seasons he played 46 games in his first season and 47 in his second season starting most of those games in 93 games he scored 27 goals in all competitions.

I'm not saying he's not a good player, I'm just saying he doesn't have a history of being prolific. When you consider goals have been our problem this season is Morata the answer?



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12 Jun 2017 11:07:04
If Morata comes to Man Utd I'll support him, I would not however describe him as exceptional. 188 games 58 goals since his first season of top level club football in the 2010/ 11 season. His six/ seven years of top level football suggest his not a 20 league goals a year player but it's a team game and Jose must want him for a reason. To put some perspective on it as a lot of people feel Morata is top quality and to highlight how lucky England are to have him. Harry Kane in 88 club appearances has scored 63 goals.