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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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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?




01 Feb 2018 03:48:43
Disappointing game today, I really thought we would beat spurs but we looked a bit toothless and once the 2nd goal went in we didn't really threaten much at all.

I wonder whether what Hazard said re Mourinho carries real weight, something like he drills the defence but just let's the attackers do what they like/ comes naturally etc. i'm sure obviously it can't be that black and white but it does look to me like our undoubtedly talented forward players don't seem to link and interact effectively at times. Maybe there should be more focus on attacking drills and movement etc?

Just musing on it and I think today was maybe a extreme example but we should be creating more.

I thought Eriksen was excellent today and Ali was a dirty little t@#t as usual.


1.) 01 Feb 2018 10:20:06
Dele Alli is a little dirty ****. Gets away with it all the time, commentators barely mention his dirty antics. Would love to see him get battered by a rough challenge some of these days.



11 Jan 2018 03:58:33
Couple of questions if I may;

As things stand now are we generally happy we got Lukaku rather than Morata (as we were apparently linked with both) . Both have flattered to deceive a bit for me but I think/ hope overall Lukaku was probably the better option.

Secondly, and i'm aware this is probably wishful thinking but I fancy Man Utd for the Champions league this year.
Mourinho knows how to get it done in European competition and will have no problems being 'pragmatic' in the knockout stages.

One of Madrid and PSG will go next phase (looks like Madrid on form) and PSG have previous for bottling it.

Everyone is lauding city and rightly so atm but they are playing for 4 trophies atm and a slip in form and a few injuries I feel has to happen.

Few other usual suspects around but not the great Barcelona team of the past etc etc. I dunno, just have a feeling. Mourinho probably knows the leage is done so could focus on it as he did last yr with the Europa.

So to summarise. we are definitely going to win the Champions League! (or go out to Sevilla on away goals. )



1.) 11 Jan 2018 11:39:36
1.) Yup
2.) Nope.




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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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22 Feb 2018 00:20:46
Made attacking substitutions the team just didn't click going forward.




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06 Feb 2018 23:22:07
I'd take Bale all day long. That didn't come out the way I meant it to :)




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17 Jan 2018 23:53:34
Someone better go round and check on BEAST.




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15 Nov 2017 22:44:36
Mourinho clearly rates him as a squad player and I'm fairly sure he probably is better placed to make the call than any of us.





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30 Oct 2018 01:34:32
Offer the lot for Kante.




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27 Jul 2018 00:54:58
He didn't have a great world cup, he did OK in a tea that was OK against rubbish opposition and got found out as soon as they payed anyone with any quality.




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25 Jul 2018 07:24:11
I thought I'd read on here that Lpool couldn't go after Assencio for FFP reasons then they spent big $$ on Alisson so I'm not really sure how that works unledd they need to offload a few rapidly too.




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10 Jul 2018 22:57:05
Maguire is nowhere near the level required. After this WC fiasco is over (once England play a side better than championship level) then I suspect people will come back down to earth Re the England individual players as well.
Want a WC center back then we should be chasing the Rafa Varane’s of the world.




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06 Jul 2018 02:02:04
I'd imagine Isco would be even more favoured now though?