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04 Jun 2017 18:04:36
There are players in the PL who are probably attainable who would improve us massively and know the league. If we signed Bertrand, Van Dijk and Sanchez I'd be pretty happy. Add to that a midfielder suck as Fabinho and we would have a decent squad. Shame we're not interested in them options. Question for Ed if your around, has there been any kind of movement with regards to Fabinho? Contact with his club or representatives? Are we still interested? Or has nothing changed? Thanks.


{Ed002's Note - Nothing has changed, there are a number of sides interested in Fabinho and Manchester United remain one.}

1.) 05 Jun 2017 05:38:52
Ok, cheers ed.

2.) 05 Jun 2017 08:14:29
I would take all 4 of them and be happy with our summer incomings.

3.) 05 Jun 2017 09:24:27
I think if we got the 4 players Stand -united mentions above then it would be as good a transfer window as any for many years. With players leaving probably be around 120 mill net spend for those interested in such things and possibly a reduction on wage bill should Rooney. Ibra, young, Darmien, fellani, januzaj, wilson leave - or at least no significant change to wage bill.

4.) 05 Jun 2017 09:40:26
Couldn't agree with you more Stand. Those 4 signings would be a great summer window for us.

5.) 05 Jun 2017 10:18:37
Im all for a club of our stature to be after some of the biggest names in football but the likes of Varane, Marquinhos, Mbappe, Bale, Kroos etc rarely come off, although great when they do (Pogba) But the best individual players don't always make the best teams . We all have our own ideas who can leave but 4 solid players as mentioned above coming in and maybe add lindeof would make us very formidable domestically and in Europe with only Fabinho possibly difficult to get signed - I hope we choose players based on fitting in the team and not for marketing purposes - the alleged pursuit of Persic is maybe a good sign, not a worldie but could step up a level.

6.) 05 Jun 2017 14:29:47
As good as Sanchez is, he hasn't shown himself to be completely a team player. I've watched and wanted Sanchez when he was at Udinese and he should've been our replacement for CR7, but his attitudes while at Arsenal has been atrocious. We already have Martial that sulks for us and you've seen how Mourinho has handled him. Do people think Sanchez would be a good fit for us under Mourinho?

7.) 05 Jun 2017 15:05:09
Cr92. I agree. The difference is that Sanchez does the business on the pitch, Martial doesn't.

Laughing when your team concedes a goal is the lowest of the low. I'd still take him though because he's a short term fix to a big problem, which is a lack of exciting footballers in the team.

8.) 05 Jun 2017 16:18:44
Sanchez is a hard worker never gives up that's where his frustration comes from with his teammates, bit like Ronaldo and no its not good to see, but he delivers more often than not.

Martial doesn't seem to have a great work ethic and at his young age that's a worry.

9.) 05 Jun 2017 19:48:19
Is there a possibility we won't get the big signings we are all hoping for because of Mourinho, He does tend to slate players very openly . Which at times this season they have deserved a putting down, but the money and fame these so called big players expect, some can't handle the criticism. I hope I'm wrong and we are pleasantly surprised at the start of season with new faces at the club.
But it's my opinion and it's only an opinion, If sir Alex was still in charge, I feel the draw of playing for Fergie would make it a little easier when trying to purchase players. I know Fergie had his run ins with certain players, But he never mentioned why and when he was being interviewed.
July the 1st can't come quick enough.

{Ed025's Note - united will make some major signings rock, big players want the pull of united managers are temporary..

10.) 06 Jun 2017 09:16:39

We have signed more 'star names' from abroad since Fergie left than we ever did when he was here. Remember when we used to make stars rather than buy stars?

11.) 06 Jun 2017 10:39:02

Bertrand -> Manchester City
Alexis Sanchez -> Bayern Munich
Virgil van Dijk -> Liverpool
Fabinho -> Not really a midfielder, but actually a RB and most
likely joining Juventus!

So better luck next time wishing for realistic targets! LOL.

12.) 06 Jun 2017 11:15:59
Real frustrated watching city seal there deals early well united mess about and drag out the signings for the whole window no doubt need to get them integrated into the squad!

13.) 06 Jun 2017 12:59:04
Statezz, City have signed 1 player. Chill out.

14.) 06 Jun 2017 13:16:56
there are still 31 days between now and when the squad meet up on 8th July.

I know it is frustrating not knowing exactly what is going on and watching city sign a player (1) but be patient.

How many major clubs in europe have announced signings?

I am sure that most if not all of our transfers will be sorted before we fly to America.

15.) 06 Jun 2017 18:27:21
Shiisha, we haven't shown interest in Bertrand, or Sanchez, or Van Dijk. The post was just saying there are players who are attainable as being shown, that could improve our positions. And Fabhino is better in midfield than at RB.



30 May 2017 10:37:52
Quick question for ed, just wondered if the club have made any efforts to sort a new contract for Harerra, with his contract up next summer, surely we need to pin him down to a new deal soon? Any info appreciated.


{Ed001's Note - not yet, but he did fall out with Jose so he was not going to be there long enough to need an extension. I expect that talks will begin at some point of the close season.}

1.) 30 May 2017 12:16:35
It would be nice to see him signed up Stand. He was my player of the year last season. I think he is very tactically sound and his natural technical ability allows him to play all of the various midfield roles to a very high level. He can play in a 2 or 3 man midfield he can man mark he can play deep or advanced or box to box. Can pass tackle and intercept.
If we play a 3 man midfield my ideal 6 in the squad to choose 3 from would be fabhino kroos Herrera pogba carrick fellaini ( i'd rather matuidi to fellaini) with fabhino also top cover for Valencia there would be lots of football for all.
If we play a 2 man midfield 2 from Herrera pogba fabhino matuidi would be ideal.

2.) 30 May 2017 13:04:23
Agreed Ken. I thought he was outstanding this season. As you know as we've talked about him many times before I'm a big fan of his. I think he is a brilliant player, and showing himself to be a leader. With Rooney off this summer I'd make him our captain. Always gives 100%, shows more passion for the club than almost anyone, and constantly talking and instructing players. In the Europa final last week, when we scored and everyone was celebrating, unnoticed him straight away go over to one of our players, I forget who, and have a word. He's a natural leader. Hope we tie him down to a 5 year deal.

3.) 30 May 2017 14:19:41
Get him signed up and make him one of the top earners at the club. He's a rare breed. He has bags of talent, works his socks off and clearly loves the club and the fans.



02 May 2017 19:10:51
Hi Ed002, have we shown any interest in Fulhams young LB, Ryan Sessegnon, sure Ronnie would be interested with him being 16 and all.

Also any update of a sharkpod?



{Ed002's Note - Liverpool, Spurs, Arsenal, Chelsea, Sevilla, Manchester United and Manchester City all maintain an interest in Sessegnon with Liverpool particularly keen. The situation is such that Fulham will look to sign him to a professional contract and look to keep him at the club. They may be open to a proposal from another side that includes two player, some cash and a two year loan back but they will not look to a straight sale. It has been made clear to me today that there are also those still at Fulham who are reluctant to do business with Liverpool. So it is possible something can be done but it would be difficult. I should however note that all of the "good enough" is "old enough" is nonsense as the folks don't understand the difference between being professional and not - they don't understand the rules surrounding children and they certainly don't understand the responsibilities the club has. Under 18 they have to attend school and they are limited by hours how much they can train each week. And there are a bunch of other rules that need to be adhered to as well. Signing on a schoolboy who can only train part time to play as a first team player in the premier league is stupidity itself. For now he should stay at Fulham. Doing anything else could be detrimental to his career.

The Sharkopds need to wait as I have some other pressing matters.}

1.) 03 May 2017 09:41:43
Can I ask, Ed002, which club is it that made the proposal of the 2 year loan back?

{Ed002's Note - It is unimportant.}



19 Oct 2016 17:10:17
Fosu-Mensah signed a new deal. Great news. One for the future.




19 Feb 2016 13:36:15
Wullie Ballache just said on TV that there has been NO contact of any sort with Mourinho if his advisors. And also said that Jose and his representatives have made clear if there is no approach from United NOW, then he will start considering other clubs from now.

If this is true, then we need to make the move. City announced Pep will take over in July, if we're not planning to change until the summer then at least agree something in principle. Jose for me is the stand out candidate to get us back amongst the top clubs.

Seriously worrying times being a united fan with the idiots we have running this club.


1.) 19 Feb 2016 14:37:01
Who is this silly Willie?

2.) 19 Feb 2016 15:49:14
Think the eds changed his name. Sure you can work it out, well known "Spanish expert"

3.) 19 Feb 2016 16:07:39
Mourinho just trying to get a deal and stir interest from other clubs.

4.) 19 Feb 2016 16:25:05
Wullie actually lives in my town. Think he's on the board of biggleswade fc. that's it, thought i'd just put that useless information out there lol.

5.) 19 Feb 2016 17:17:48
Why are you believing a well known Spanish expert. Is he the spanish expert who is closely associated with an Itailan team? And English team? Or a Portugese manager?

He has proven to know little to nothing in spanish football, why would he know anything about anything else. Lol.

6.) 19 Feb 2016 18:06:51
Shappy, if you read my post you will see and I quote "if this is true". I don't know what he knows, just like you don't. I'm simply stating what sky are reporting. There's quite possibly some truth to it, so I thought I'd share, being a rumour site and all.

7.) 19 Feb 2016 20:40:11
The Beeb have reported previously that United have met with Mourinho. Don't know which is correct between them and Sly, if either, but it seems everyone is trying to cover a base hoping they get it right, especially if you read the papers who seem to report a different view every few days.

{Ed025's Note - dont believe any of them CD, two weeks ago giggs was the celtic manager...and 2 of their pundits said liverpool would win the league.. :)

8.) 19 Feb 2016 22:34:27
ed25 love it.

9.) 20 Feb 2016 10:10:18
I missed anything about Giggs being the Celtic manager on those sites, but then again I mainly just read them for any major stories. And there's always at least 1 idiot working for these companies who believes Liverpool will win the league, was probably one of their former players who is now an 'expert'

10.) 20 Feb 2016 11:54:16
Jose is a great manager and showman when things are going well. When things are failing, he blames everyone from the doctor to the ball boys to the press. His ego can never accept that HE might just be the one who is making mistakes. He is a big name but what makes you all think he will do a great job at United?

11.) 20 Feb 2016 12:29:34

Because he has done a pretty good job everywhere he has been, his last season at Chelsea went totally wrong, but he is a proven winner, and that is what we need at our club. Who cares if he brings drama, there is drama at our club anyway, we are Manchester United, I would rather win and have drama than be losing every week and have a manager blaming ****ing Murphy's law.

12.) 20 Feb 2016 13:06:20
Ballache has a terrible record at getting anything right. And sky just like to put out crap to push the bets up. If ballache said the sky was blue i'd look out the window to check.

13.) 20 Feb 2016 14:54:52
My post was cut while typing but following on from it. He has been successful, no arguments, so what happened at Chelsea? League Champions one season then dropping like a brick the next. My point being that a great manager sees the problem and turns it around. he did not (hence my blame message) . It was not about finances, god knows he got plenty of that, he lost the way and could not turn it around. I think he is the type of manager needed at Man Utd but not the right person.
Its easy being a manager during the good times but the true test is when things are not going good.
Just my take on the guy.

14.) 21 Feb 2016 08:48:40
Their no point in speculating on anyone else but Mourinho, he has got the job but it's more when than if

Personally I'm not the biggest Mourinho fan, he more of the "Dark Arts" than the "United Way", however it's pointless complaining about it, it's happening like it or not, I just hope the fans are ready for the fallout in 3 years time were we go back to square one.

15.) 21 Feb 2016 13:46:36
I love the fact that any spainsh player/ manager first thoughts are "right get this contract signed, then tell ballbag all the info"

16.) 27 Feb 2016 19:13:34
(1st time poster) I'm just fed up with this season, and want a new manager in now. The new manager who would then have excuses for results until the end of the new season, giving him time to put in place what he needs with regards to the training and/ or identifing areas of weakness all over the club.
Give him full control of everything.
I like the idea of Mark Hughes who has done a great job at stoke signing players to play in a way that United are supposed to play. Imagine what he could do with our budget.
Mourinho for me would do well for a few seasons but it seems wherever he goes he upsets players.
I don't think giggs is ready, maybe he needs to dip his toes into management elsewhere to develop his craft more.
Or stay with the next manager under his wing and keep learning.
With regards to Allegri, I think he would be a great signing but I don't think that will happen at all.




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23 Jun 2017 20:22:07
It seems quite clear that Aubameyang is available this summer. I'm baffled we're not in for him to be honest. The lads a machine. Very quick too which would add much needed pace to the attack. I'd take him over Boletti and Morata. Shame we're not interested.




16 Jun 2017 01:30:44

Touching on a post yesterday, you say the fact we haven't bid for Sanchez or Aubameyang means they are not interested, but that's rubbish. They may not be, but it may also be because united aren't interested. Or that Jose doesn't see them as good additions.


1.) 16 Jun 2017 04:03:12
Thanks Stand, atleast you understood. It's again simple that either ways we cannot just put a bid to Arsenal or Dortmund because the first step of the process has failed. Each to their own Stand. I stand by what I said. No one in their right mind would not want Sanchez. Aubameyang, I am not sure on myself. But, as long as Jose thinks that the players he has brought in are a right fit to this team and make us better, I don't care if it's a Sanchez or an unknown. But we simply cannot just go on bidding for everyone that the fans think we should.

2.) 16 Jun 2017 07:09:06
There is too much waffle by the media looking for clicks to be able to trust 99% of what we read. We can't trust what the managers or the players say either. Look at Lindelof, 3-4 days before he signs he is clearly implying that he is staying with Benfica.

Basically we have no solid idea who the club are bidding for or talking with. We could announce the signing of Sanchez tomorrow for all we know. Some of our fans are trusting Jose saying "surprise", but it might be, "surprise we just signed Magnus von Young Gun of the Swedish 5th division a 16 year old gk"

Of course players may not want to come to Utd for one reason or another, or the club/ manager may not fancy them - but there is one thing I know for sure and that is believe nothing until there is an official announcement.

3.) 16 Jun 2017 08:22:19
Tbf Beast its been a bit of an open secret that we were after Lindelof, widely talked about by the Eds and in the media for a long time.

4.) 16 Jun 2017 08:52:57
True HoneyBadger - but I could say the same about DDG for the past 3 years and dozens of others that nothing happens with - I'd have put a lot of money on DDG being a Madrid player long before now.

Throw enough darts at the board and occasionally you will hit the bullseye. If we had moved on to sign another CB after Lindelof's comments and he had stayed at Benfica, very few people would be surprised at that turn of events - so they cover both sides of the coin.

My assessment is focused on the mainstream media and clubs/ players/ agents who all have agendas and can rarely be 100% trusted. The Eds on here are far more reliable and valued by me personally, but again they are relying on people with agendas most of the time and I'm sure they will be the first to say that their opinions are not guarantees. I bet there are dozens of conversations going on all the time that we will never hear about, bids rejected, players rejecting clubs - it's only when somebody has something to gain or a mistake is made that a failed bid is made public imo.

I just wouldn't get my knickers in a twist over failed bids, or failed interest, or 99% of whatever the media say, because their ratio of accuracy/ BS is heavily waited to BS.

5.) 16 Jun 2017 09:14:57

In my opinion them 2 posts are the best you have ever written on here, I agree with both fully.

I think there is a lack of understanding by some people and also some just believe everything they read or even just make things up because they saw a player on FIFA and thought he looked good.

6.) 16 Jun 2017 09:34:21
Thanks GDS2 - I personally think my posts regarding the epic failings of LVG and Jose are better given the tools at their disposal. (smiley face thing) .

7.) 16 Jun 2017 10:48:23
Good post Beast. Agreed on all fronts.

LVG was always going to be a disaster in my opinion, but I'm willing to see where Jose goes with this next season as he will have no excuses this year and the board will deliver the 4/ 5 players he has identified.

8.) 16 Jun 2017 11:13:51
Great posts beast.

9.) 16 Jun 2017 12:59:33
Magnus von Young Gun looks a great prospect.

10.) 16 Jun 2017 14:53:37
Beast. I agree whole heartedly for once. Am I ill? Should I see a doctor as a matter of urgency?

11.) 16 Jun 2017 16:51:51
Couldn't agree more with your response Beast. Twitter has exasperated things further!

12.) 16 Jun 2017 21:59:59
Quality thread. These are the reasons I come on here every day, to listen to common sense, enjoy an argument, and, read and learn. I always have a smile too. Well done all!



11 Jun 2017 12:23:57
Lads, so after the signing of Lindelof was agreed yesterday, I thought I'd do a bit of research into the player, as I haven't seen too much of him, and share what I found with you lot for anyone who like me doesn't know a lot about him and is interested to know more. I have watched a few YouTube videos but they can make anyone look good.

After reading a lot of different articles, from both past and present footballers, coaches, managers and journalists, it seems everyone thinks we've signed a very good player.

At 6'2" Lindelof is strong and physically imposing, yet still very quick. He is very dominant in the air, has good positional awareness and his tackling technique is very good. If you watch any videos he does seem to time his tackles very well, also shown by the fact he picked up just one yellow card last season. It's rare he loses an arial battle and his physicality should help him adapt to the premier league. He also likes to bring the ball out of defence and is very comfortable with the ball at his feet.

Lindelof can also play RB, so would his signing impact the chances of us signing Semedo? One for the eds. Playing for Sweden U21's in the 2015 European Championships he was named in the team of the tournament. He also converted the winning penalty in the final, showing his composure.

At just 22 him and Bailly could potentially form a good CB partnership with plenty of pace and power, for the foreseeable future. Nobody knows at this moment in time if he will go on to be a great player for us. But all the attributes are there, and I think we should be very excited about his signing. With Marcos Rojo and Dailly Blind as back up, I think we're well stocked in this area now. Time to sell Smalling and Jones who just haven't done enough. On to the next signing Jose .


1.) 11 Jun 2017 12:28:56
Thanks Stand. Is he left or right footed?

2.) 11 Jun 2017 12:53:50
Right footed but apparently comfortable with both.
Seems comfortable on the ball as well.
Looks to be a good buy. Anything like Bailly and we will be set for the future.
Ferdinand and vidic mk2 ☺️.

3.) 11 Jun 2017 13:30:55
Cheers Stand appreciated - Dare I say this is what we would have read about Jones a few years ago, hopefully we make the most of this guys potential.

4.) 11 Jun 2017 13:38:52
Ive heard its his aerial ability that suffers. Non the less l think this is an astute signing and young enough to iron out those deficiencies.

5.) 11 Jun 2017 13:46:28
Stand, I am the same as you. Not seen much of him in fact very little. On paper his attributes seem to be there but time will tell what type of player he will be. As I said on another thread it is a little early to be earmarking the lad as the next Rio but heres hoping he can become as good.

6.) 11 Jun 2017 15:29:25
Maze, if he becomes half as good as Rio he'll be twice as good as Smalling and Jones.

7.) 11 Jun 2017 15:47:53
Considering mist have never seen him play sand that him and bailly have never played together its too early to comparing him to a legend like rio
He has been well scouted highly thought of not an outrageous price In today's market. Lots to be positive about with this signing.



02 Jun 2017 19:40:29
I'd much rather blow £120m on Harry Kane, or on a double swoop for Aubameyang and Sanchez. That pair alone would make us challengers next year.


1.) 02 Jun 2017 20:07:26
If you have that money, can I have about three fiddy?

2.) 02 Jun 2017 20:41:03
would love those pair surely if we threw enough money at them problem Aubameyang would be pushing for a move to madrid at the first opportunity.

3.) 02 Jun 2017 21:15:39
Is that a soutpark reference dannypughnited?

4.) 02 Jun 2017 22:02:43
I'd much rather blow Harry Kane, £50 would do.

5.) 02 Jun 2017 22:26:09
It was the Lochness monster.

6.) 02 Jun 2017 22:33:55
Id want change from £50.

7.) 03 Jun 2017 07:39:12
Lol Tony 😂.

8.) 03 Jun 2017 09:06:37
Notwegianred 😂😂😂.



31 May 2017 22:21:22
Sly reporting we've snubbed a £60m offer for De Gea. If true, I hope we don't sell for any price. What's the point in selling the worlds best GK? Anybody we sign to replace him would be a downgrade, thus weakening the team. We need to strengthen not weaken. We don't need the money, so let's just reject the lot.


1.) 31 May 2017 23:07:38
Maybe you're also keeping the wishes of your player in mind. If he really wants to join Madrid then the club might take that into account.

2.) 31 May 2017 23:41:24
I know people would be upset to lose de gea but if it made Madrid more likely to be open for business for players like varane, kroos and bale would people accept it, if they weren't I'd be firmly in the tell them no chance club but if players like that were opened up to utd and the transactions were fair would they be willing to let de gea go.

3.) 01 Jun 2017 12:52:12
De Gea is the best shot stopper in the world. But he's not the best at commanding his area or talking to the defence. So there are pro's and cons in that debate.
But if it meant getting Verane and Kroos, then I'll sell de Gea.
Only problem is City have just bought the best young GK around, Moraes from Benfica. So as usual, we're one step behind.

4.) 01 Jun 2017 15:18:37
Not entirely sure Ederson is the best young keeper around, I would sooner have Oblak who is only 24 and Butland who is the same age is an equally good option. As much as City may sign 6 very good players, we will sign some real quality as well no doubt about it. I suspect it may be Semedo, Lindelof, Fabinho, Perisic, and either a top centre forward or Griezmann. And I think we would all agree that would be a fantastic window.




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10 Jun 2017 23:05:46
Of our current bunch Bailly is by far our best Cb, and judging by last season Rojo is easily our next best. The season under LVG he played Lb was was terrible. This season moved into Cb I thought he was fantastic for the most part. I'd sell jones, Smalling and blind before him for CB.




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10 Jun 2017 11:42:17
If we signed lindelof and Keane, along with Bailly, Marcos Rojo, Tuanzabe etc why loan out Smalling and blind? If we don't think Smalling is good enough for our squad, which he isn't, then sell him. Blind is ok cover as he's her versitle. Keane I'm not keen on at all. Think there's plenty better options that him. Don't get the Keane love in.




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07 Jun 2017 22:46:18
Would take Danny Rose in a heartbeat. Can't see us going there though Ed.




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06 Jun 2017 18:27:21
Shiisha, we haven't shown interest in Bertrand, or Sanchez, or Van Dijk. The post was just saying there are players who are attainable as being shown, that could improve our positions. And Fabhino is better in midfield than at RB.




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05 Jun 2017 05:38:52
Ok, cheers ed.





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15 Jun 2017 11:07:57
Who knows if Sanchez or Aubameyang would or wouldn't be interested in joining us?




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15 Jun 2017 11:04:22
The thing is Maze, with Jose comments, he meant his team failing to qualify for the CL and winning EL isn't good enough. But Jose took over with us in the EL, so he had no option. He didn't have a chance at CL as the previous manager failed to get united to qualify. So them comments are totally pointless to use.




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15 Jun 2017 10:17:27
There are players in this league I would look at. Sanchez would be my priority. What can city offer him we can't? Sanchez, lukaku, Rose, Bertrand, are all players if happily have.




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15 Jun 2017 00:49:06
Fresh, not arrogance we can sign anyone at all. Point is there are players out there of similar standard who are half the price. Who says either of them wouldn't be interested.




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14 Jun 2017 21:27:24
I don't care about the amount of money we spend. What I care about money wise is if we spent £100m plus on say Greizzman, when we could sign Sanchez and Aubameyang for not much more combined.