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15 Nov 2018 01:17:29
HI Eds if around can you please remind me whether Utd had an interest in David Alaba? I seem to remember something on here a while ago but obviously nothing came of it then.
I'd guess Bayern would want to keep him as part of the inevitable re-build there in the summer but he would be a player I'd love to see at OT.


{Ed001's Note - yes United have shown repeated interest in Alaba in the past.}



10 Jan 2017 05:06:01
Few articles discussing Rakitic to City then Guillem Balagué said that city don't have a solid interest after all BUT the player was offered to them and would be available.

Wouldn't he be a potential target for the passing midfielder role we all want filled?

Seems odd his name hasn't come up in relation to United when pretty much everyone else's had. Would be a very handy addition I reckon.


1.) 10 Jan 2017 07:24:34
Who would you drop: Pogba or Herrara? I think we need to replace Carrick as a priority (due to age not performance) . Although Herrara can deputise there, I fear he would be found out (in the deeper role) against elite opposition.

As much as I like Rakitic, I don't think he is what we need.

2.) 10 Jan 2017 07:29:42
We will probably find out in the summer just how much Jose trusts herrera in that position.

Does he think he is the man for the job long term or is he the best man for the moment?

3.) 10 Jan 2017 14:29:48
Herrera is doing well in his current role an him an pogba is working. Carrick is the priority

As for Ballague if he told me the sky was blue i'd go to the window for a second opinion.



09 Nov 2015 03:29:13
Mourinho set to offload the players that are 'against him' in January.

ManUtd to be offered Fabregas for around $20 mill as they need creativity and Mourinho wants rid asap.


1.) 09 Nov 2015 08:08:06
Why help them out and buy a troublemaker.

2.) 09 Nov 2015 09:12:37
We aren't especially lacking creativity. We are playing the wrong kind of football.

Possession football is inherently defensive, concentrating on keeping the ball, since the opposition can't score if they don't have the ball.

Keeping possession means not taking as many risks, whereas taking more risks not only gives the ball away more often, but also creates more chances, and often more really good chances.

Arsenal have been showing for years that possession football can get you near the top, but not quite there in this league.

Guardiolas Barcelona team was a freak. They had exactly the right set of worldclass players to make it work. Even the current Barcelona and Bayern teams don't try to replicate that, instead focussing on knowing when to switch between pure possession and a more attacking style.

We need LVG to stop worrying about possession so much and let the players take more risks in the final third.

3.) 09 Nov 2015 11:01:27
Fully agree with Thorne but also to add we do need some more pace with end quality.

4.) 09 Nov 2015 11:06:56

The 'wrong' kind or the kind of football you don't like?

5.) 09 Nov 2015 12:20:32
If I was made to choose I'd rather see Herrera play for us than Fabregas also I can't see either playing second fiddle to the other for to long.

6.) 09 Nov 2015 12:53:29
The only player that I would pick from Chelsea would be Hazard. He would add a bit of pep down the wings - he will leave, but for Spain I think.

7.) 09 Nov 2015 12:58:52
There are no risks in the final third unless the team are behaving in a reckless manner .

8.) 09 Nov 2015 14:06:33
Fresh! Really? I would happily take Hazard, Willian, Zouma and Azpilicueta.

9.) 09 Nov 2015 18:10:10
GDS2 - Both.

Arsenal have proved again and again that pure possession football won't work in this country, not if you want to actually win the league.

And yes, it is also the total opposite to the style of football which made me fall in love with Utd around 25 years ago, and which brought us so much silverware.

Now, times change, I know. If we could transplant our best team from, say, the 90's to the present day, I doubt they would be half as successfull. Possession has become more important. However, it is not all important.

When I watch us play now, it looks like the players are afraid of giving the ball away. They don't try playing those through balls and crosses which are not even 50-50, but which could create really good chances if they work.

Possession should be a way of running down the clock or taking the sting out of the game for a while when the other team are building momentum. It shouldn't be the entirety of our game plan.

10.) 09 Nov 2015 18:15:41
I think it might be easier just to offload Mourinho rather than offload the players who are against him.

11.) 10 Nov 2015 15:05:46
Thorne: "Now, times change, I know. If we could transplant our best team from, say, the 90's to the present day, I doubt they would be half as successfull. Possession has become more important. However, it is not all important. "

Deluded and insulting to the teams of the 90's, who would quite frankly romp this league year on year! You seriously telling me that the team of 99 would not have won the league last year! Get real.

What a ridiculous comment!

12.) 10 Nov 2015 16:44:53
No BadRedDevil, I don't think they would.

The team of 99 was brilliant, and it isn't their quality that I think would be an issue, it is the style of play.

Football has evolved. I would suggest that if you took any great team of the past and moved them 15-20 years forwards or backwards in time they would struggle.



21 Jul 2015 01:18:33
Expect LVG to bring in Huntelaar as a backup striking option before the start of the season.


1.) 21 Jul 2015 10:37:34
You know what may have a good shout there !!!!.LVG told Sky Sports United are in talks with a striker but not anybody that the media has reported on so far. he's Dutch and coming to the end of a lustrious career playing at the top. worth a punt on this rumour.

2.) 21 Jul 2015 10:46:34
He's dutch so he must be a target!

3.) 21 Jul 2015 11:04:14
Tremendous poacher, doubt it, but could well be.

4.) 21 Jul 2015 13:59:21
Nothing like sitting on the fence on that remark Fresh lol. its like saying the pub wasn't packed but it was still chocca ha ha.




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07 Mar 2019 04:24:32
Amazing night, encapsulates everything the club is about - breaking records left right and centre BUT can we please focus on the big issue here.

How do I get Lukaku into the fantasy team? can't drop Rashford, too scared to drop Aguero (the only feasible option price wise) and Jimenez has ben doing well and again won't raise the funds necessary anyway.

Do I roll the dice on the 2 goal a game machine that Rom has decided to be at the risk of dropping Aguero? Everyone else will keep Aguero in so its a make or beak call for the season!

Arsenal away on the weekend and city have Watford at home. maybe keep Kun this week then bring in Rom next? ?

Help me out here guys, its the toughest managerial decision I have ever had to make.


1.) 07 Mar 2019 06:52:33
We have arsenal this week, then no game, 2 games and then no game again. so can you afford to have Rashford and Lukaku both on the bench for those weeks. hold fire and bring him in later.



14 Jan 2019 00:25:18
Qn for Eds and everyone really. Do you think there is any way Chelsea would let Kante go at end of season given that Sarri seems to prefer Jorginho in that deeper role. if there is any shot then what an addition he would be.


{Ed0333's Note - I think if Chelsea let Kante go to United there would be riots on the streets of west London. No chance it would happen.

1.) 14 Jan 2019 05:04:17
I suppose you are right. A nice fantasy while it lasted.

2.) 14 Jan 2019 07:44:56
Thought that about RVP but he turned up. You just never know with football these days. 😆😆.

3.) 14 Jan 2019 11:19:50
Historically Chelsea only sell us players they feel are limited or past it. Kante doesn't fit into either category so I highly doubt it. If he was to be allowed to leave I see PSG as the most likely destination. He would be the player who would lift them into serious contention for the UCL.

4.) 14 Jan 2019 12:16:47
Examples of these historical transfers shappy?

5.) 14 Jan 2019 13:15:06
Mata, brilliant player but limited in a physical league.

Matic, a player probably past his best.

6.) 14 Jan 2019 14:16:23
I think we did better selling them Bosnich and Veron 😆😆.

7.) 14 Jan 2019 17:23:03
Mata was their player of the season and matic far from past it. It was a nonsense statement you picked 2 players they sold us in their prime.
Its agreements kike that you give it about the press making. Its just hyberbole to add weight to your personal opinion.



09 Aug 2018 02:47:42
Football is weird folks.

Maybe we will start well and all the negativity will be gone in a few weeks.

Maybe Mourinho is different internally at the club than to the press etc. very little of what we read has any real foundation.

Maybe other clubs bedding in multiple players or a new manager have a bigger challenge than we do.

Maybe having Fred to free up Pogba will result in better looking, faster football.

Basically as I say football is weird, atm i'm like most of you fearing the worst thinking we can't sign players and its an unhappy camp etc but perhaps its deemed not necessary to sig anyone unless a worldie becomes available. We used to moan about signing too many players that aren't god enough so now maybe we are waiting on a few and prepared to wait. I'm personally OK with that. Toby i Jan as opposed to Maguire now - yep please.

Also how many times has a totally left feirld massive deal happened with no real press run up? . could still happen and if it doesn't well then I doubt the world will end.

Just support the club, the team we have and wait and see what happens. Football is a funny old game folks.




04 Apr 2018 06:57:42
I see the Man City Banter page is bursting at the seams as usual on the eve of their massive Champions league game!


{Ed001's Note - that's because everyone does what you just did, look at it and think 'oh it's quiet' then doesn't bother posting anything!}

1.) 04 Apr 2018 09:44:27
tbf ed, robbie is a utd fan, you can't expect opposition fans to fill their forum, and watching their matches same goes for their stadium.

{Ed001's Note - I know mate, I was kidding.}



13 Mar 2018 21:01:42
N'Zonzi been very good again for Sevilla. Would he be available in the summer?





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15 Jul 2019 07:08:05
To be fair Syd, I'm a Celtic fan and VVD was class for us and clearly destined to be a monster.
Similarly I'd love Man Utd to go for Tierney for 25 mill. Great player, very good competition for Shaw (better IMO) if Arsenal get him it will be great business for them. Ship a couple north on loan as part of the deal as well ideally (for me personally) .




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13 May 2019 07:08:24
He's a bit of a bel end anyway, got enough of them.




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28 Feb 2019 01:03:19
Right side Fred? Or too sexy?




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15 Jan 2019 04:53:55
I just don't see in what world, in any way can people think Gareth Southgate is even close to being a candidate for the Man Utd job.
Maybe it's because i'm Scottish and didn't get swept up in the football coming home nonsense in the world cup where England beat (and only just on occasion) really poor teams and lost to anyone with any quality they played. There was no evidence of smart tactical changes or a great gameplan basically Harry Kane scored from a few set pieces that's it. The stars aligned for a run deep into the competition but none of that was due to the manager IMO. People will be calling for Tim Sherwood next.




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16 Jul 2018 01:30:12
Cheers Ed002 as always. Bit underwhelming really for us but then again often its the unsung transfers that work out great. Love that Kroos is a major possibility. I'd keep Pogba if possible myself but who knows.





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21 Aug 2019 09:41:54
100% correct Hoggy.




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19 Jul 2019 05:07:00
Like Robertson Shappy?

Trust me, Tierney is every bit as good.




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17 Jul 2019 01:44:19
Wasn’t there chat about Justin Kluivert at one stage too.




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15 Jan 2019 22:53:13
The bar should be high though for anyone.




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15 Jan 2019 22:50:12
I like Nzonzi - maybe primarily of how goos he was against us but still if he could be brought in at a decent price as a squad option I think he would be an interesting option.