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15 Aug 2017 10:22:21
Couple of media outlets in France including L"equipe reporting today Aurier is going to Spurs .


1.) 15 Aug 2017 11:09:16
Don't think that's the worst thing in the World. Is not a very bright man, that comes across very arrogant and disruptive. Decent enough player, but that doesn't make up for the baggage he comes with.

Lucky for us I don't think it's an area we are truly desperate to sort out. I think Valencia will be first choice and despite his critics I do like Darmian and rb is his best position. You can't beat having an Italian defender when you need to defend.

2.) 15 Aug 2017 15:12:04
Bear, have to disagree there.

Aurier is not without his issues but I think Jose will know how to handle him. RB is an area we need to strengthen. Tony V has done a great job filling in but can't play 60 games a season there. Aurier is (allegedly) available for a decent price and is an upgrade on Darmian and Tuanzebe, possibly on Tony V, too.

3.) 15 Aug 2017 15:31:36
Ed002 said in recent sharkopod Aurier will likely join, doesn't see why he won't, he agreed to join Inter and Juve per reports too.

4.) 15 Aug 2017 15:31:44
All correct was agree in full.

5.) 15 Aug 2017 16:48:14
I wonder if peoples tune changes if he was coming to us:)

6.) 15 Aug 2017 17:46:07
Massive upgrade at right back for us, but also a massive tool. We shall see where ends up.

7.) 15 Aug 2017 20:08:23
I though the ed said it was a deal that could be done as the player was available .
Is he really a massive upgrade at RB?
Do people think Jose is going to drop Tony?

8.) 16 Aug 2017 08:25:01
Tony is 32 and has a niggling knee injury that may cause issues this season. I'd go all out and get him, and use Darmian / Shaw / maybe Blind at left back this season.

Don't get me wrong I'm a big fan him but he can't do it all season alone and our system relies on fit full backs overlapping.

We talk about youngsters a lot on here filling in but this season we need to go for the title. If they are good enough they'll get a game. If not, we will buy replacements.

9.) 16 Aug 2017 12:12:55
Eric but Tony will be first choice and play most the games do you think aurier would come to sit on the bench .
Or do you see Jose dropping Tony?



18 Jul 2017 19:31:35
Hard to imagine who we will turn to if we don't get Matic/ Dier/ Fabinho as all seem out of reach for one reason or another -

This is not a question for the EDs BTW -they have explained who are targets are (ED 02 in detail) just saying things can change in a heartbeat but the 3 mentioned plus Bakyako/ Naingoglan as options also out the picture now

Interesting few weeks ahead.


1.) 18 Jul 2017 19:50:51
I wonder if considering the situation with griezmann now if they wouldn't go back to trying saving in midfield.

2.) 18 Jul 2017 20:03:09
I don't think we will turn to anyone if his targets aren't available, panic buys like we did with fellaini is not the answer and I don't think it's a root Jose will go down here, Carrick will still give u a quality 20 games a season, Herrera can play that role although I prefer him pressing higher up at tempo, and hopefully pereira and TFM will prove to be valuable squad players if called upon.

3.) 18 Jul 2017 20:13:57
Hate us to go into panic mode as we did with Fellani - I think Jose isn't that way inclined, but I do think its a position that needs filling to get the best out of Pogba and Herrera - this coming season could be one of the most competitive for years so is it really the time to be relying on Pereira and TFM, although nothing would be sweeter than one of them being a success in the first team?

4.) 18 Jul 2017 21:19:58
Why is Matic no longer an option?

5.) 18 Jul 2017 21:20:16
Does anyone know if there's a possibility we could get griezmann in the January window? or to have any chance it'll have to be next summer? I know it will be difficult for AM to find cover in January, but could this have been arranged now, for a January deal to happen?

6.) 18 Jul 2017 21:44:22
Arsenal were playing some of their best football when cazorla was plaing in the middle dictating play. Mikki or mata could do a similar job. Not saying to do it just there are loads of other options already within the squad. So as people have said its better to get the target you want or wait till one is available.

7.) 18 Jul 2017 21:40:29

8.) 18 Jul 2017 23:00:08
Renato Sanches? Jose's did mention the name sanches where many assumed he was talking about Alexis Sanchez but may well have been Rebato Sanches or the other could be to push Phil Jones in to the midfield role.

9.) 18 Jul 2017 23:38:51
Don't fancy Phil Jones in midfield but Renato Sanches would be a great buy, he ran the show at the euros and isn't having any joy at Bayern. Bet they would let him go to.

10.) 19 Jul 2017 04:38:39
Fuser - apart from the excellent info here from the EDs, most of us I suspect look for info from the media and most outlets are saying Juve are in strongly for Matic, he is happy to go there and Chelsea don't want to sell to us . Conte seems a volatile sort I bet he wouldn't be too pleased if the board sold Matic to us .

Just my take on it.

11.) 19 Jul 2017 07:39:22
Juve don't seem to be willing to pay Matic's asking price though (around 40 million) . You guys just need to pay up the asking price and I'm sure Granovskaia will be very happy to sell to you ;-)

12.) 19 Jul 2017 11:12:36
The Matic deal will happen. Matic is already forcing Chelsea's hand saying that he want's to leave.
I expect the Matic deal to happen before the Perisic deal which is just getting silly now.
If Jose wants the player so badly then just pay the bloody money to Inter and get it done. I think we are all sick of it now.



14 Jul 2017 16:06:08
Just mentioning it as this is a rumour site and this particular one is possibly as daft as most -some Italian Journo saying Persic deal is dragging on as Inter want an unnamed UTD player included in any deal.

Apart from Fellani and Darmian (I am not a fan of either) I can't see who it could be unless they fancy Mata or Martial and are just taking a hopeful punt as its silly season.


1.) 14 Jul 2017 18:48:00
Darmian united offered but was cash that still wasn't enough apparently.

2.) 14 Jul 2017 19:05:18
no end of media outlets saying in last hour its MARTIAL -straight swap or swap +cash.



16 Jun 2017 10:46:20
I see us linked with Andre Gomes from Barcelona 30-40 mill in papers today, they apparently want to off load him as he hasn't fitted in .

Question: I remember lots of posters here saying we should have been in for him 18 months ago -i don't know much about him- do those same posters still want him, has his underwhelming season put you off . and who would he replace if he fits us? . i understand we can't buy everyone but as his name has come up today.


1.) 16 Jun 2017 12:13:00
In a heartbeat, cool on the ball and threads a great pass very Carrickesque.
The only query I would have about him is - How good is he at sitting and holding?
Not sure about that aspect of his game but this is the part we are lacking. At the price quoted (£30m-£40m) definitely seems to be worth a punt if he is available at all.

2.) 16 Jun 2017 12:29:42
i always readily admit I watch little european football, but I do remember some lads on here very annoyed we weren't in for him when it was obvious he was on the move last time.

3.) 16 Jun 2017 12:51:54
Didn't rate him much then. don't rate him much now.

4.) 16 Jun 2017 13:38:18
Every time i watched him for Barcelona he seemed more and more like a tom cleverley type player, lots of backwards and sideways passes, very little risk taking and not really brilliant defensively either.

5.) 16 Jun 2017 16:32:47
Would be my 227th choice. Don't rate him at all and the epl would not suit him at all imo.

6.) 16 Jun 2017 19:19:29
I agree with ken. I've seen him play on several occasions this season along side many of us I'm sure on both CL an La Liga. Hasn't impressed me at all.

7.) 17 Jun 2017 00:07:09
Another nonsense rumour as nothing is currently happening today on the transfer market. We only signed a player yesterday! I can't believe we haven't signed another within 24 hours.

8.) 17 Jun 2017 00:18:14
Pogba and Ander are far superior than him, don't see him being more than a squad player.

9.) 16 Jun 2017 23:48:07
We don't need him. We already have pogba and Ander in midfield to do the pretty stuff. We need a destroyer. A brick wall to shield the defence.

Someone mobile with a bit of pace and knows how to tackle.

10.) 17 Jun 2017 12:17:35
I think he would be a very shrewd signing!

His passing game is very good and definitely sit behind Pogs and Herrera allowing Pogba to play more advanced!

At 23 he will continuely get better!

11.) 17 Jun 2017 14:19:30
No thanks - a nothing player for me. Barely notice him and we have enough of those.

12.) 17 Jun 2017 16:59:10
Carrick was one of those players, don't hear much from him yet he made the team tick!

Barcelona aren't using Gomes in the right way in my opinion? I admit he looks dire in that Barça side, but use him correctly and he looks a worldie!

I'm sure José knows him well enough to use him more effectively? And he's only 23!



30 May 2017 08:50:14
Sorry to read Reus has done some knee ligament damage according to Dortmund and will be out for a lengthy spell.

The guy is 28 now, won his one and only medal at the weekend although he went off with this knee damage , has missed world cup and euros with injuries -ankle ligaments-

Looked a world class player on his day but I would say he will be one of the games "nearly men " now . Got a few quid in his pocket no doubt but I would say sadly he has peaked now and all the money in the world doesn't take that sting away.





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10 Dec 2017 21:43:33
What a cowardly display. From the 5th minute Young and Rojo hitting long ball after long ball, even Rashford 15 minutes into the game edge of own area just hoofing it up to Lukaku.

Good players can't be happy playing like that, frightened to death to have the ball for more than 3 passes -that was a gutless display, if JM thinks that's good enough then he's at the wrong club.


1.) 10 Dec 2017 21:55:45
Lukaku wow not good today didn't win a header . I know he had little support but hold up play until it arrives worst game in a Utd shirt. Sorry 😆😆.

2.) 10 Dec 2017 22:07:27
Sadly can't argue with that Boyfromburrenway.

3.) 10 Dec 2017 22:16:02
Credit where it’s due, City were just better today. The work they do on the rare occasions they don’t have the ball is very impressive indeed. Harassed us, penned us in and forced the long ball tactics. Pep played us perfectly.

4.) 10 Dec 2017 23:26:09
Surely we need to start getting some real footballers in midfield in the kroos mould and try to gain a foothold against the better teams as we can barely string a few passes together and have next to no game control or possession against the better sides . We had a good start against arsenal but much of the game was like the last stand at the Alamo with the goalie performing heroics and today at home again unable to seize any kind of control .

5.) 11 Dec 2017 06:09:46
Agree for a big centre forward he is poor in terms of winning much in the air and most times does not even jump. Ottamendi had his number all day.



13 Sep 2017 09:40:48
Cant be negative after a 3-0 win -clean sheet a bonus, but we did look a little nervy, a bit stilted, with not a lot of free flowing football. let's be honest we could have conceded tonight once at least .

Wished Martial would go down the left more instead of cutting inside as he is really good when he does - shame he didn't score tonight.

Fellani- did more than enough -good peformance

Lindelof- a bit shaky at times but will grow into it.

Miki -will always be frustrating, does the hard things easily and the easy things he struggles with.3 yard passes for example

Rashford- gets it done

Young- reliable, happy if he sees out his contract with us

3 points, top of the group can't ask for more.


1.) 13 Sep 2017 10:13:11
"Can't ask for more".

Your whole post is asking for more! 😉.

2.) 13 Sep 2017 12:46:49
Fellani kept it simple last Nite, He stayed in the middle making tackles making it hard for the opposition.
When we got the ball out wide he got in their box and made it hard for them, attacking the ball with a bit of aggression and scored a goal.
I remember when we played Everton a few years back now he was one player that sticks out in my mind that caused vidic problems.
Jose knew what he was doing keeping hold of him.

3.) 13 Sep 2017 14:41:12
good win lads, at least united have a chance of beating psg in the final.

4.) 13 Sep 2017 15:15:53
I never saw the game I take it you where impressed with psg.

5.) 13 Sep 2017 16:24:38
i was more unimpressed with my own teams performance jred, we played more like a non league team than former winners of the european cup, they did look good though, hopefully united can stop them in the later rounds.

6.) 13 Sep 2017 16:33:20
James the more they play together the better they will get.
Be interesting when they play bayren, even though bayren aren't the same team they were.

7.) 14 Sep 2017 07:05:41
Boy From Burrey:

I think Rashford was average. His speed is good, he is willing to take on defenders, but when he gets in and around the penalty area, his decision making is really poor.

Mhki, by his standards, had a pretty off game. He missed a couple of good chances, but didn't let it affect him. He's still the best No. 10 that we have in the squad.

Lindelof, I think was quite good, considering this was his Champions League debut with United. Playing with Smalling is never easy, he has the ability to step into midfield, which works well when we need to press and maintain the pressure.

Fellaini put in a real shift. He was remarkable the way he played, even his passing was prety good.

Of course, we can improve further, no doubt in that, but I think we are building momentum right now, and this will help us.


8.) 14 Sep 2017 10:10:29
Raghav - I think a rotation policy is of course necessary for all top temas but i think that means some players know they have 60 minutes or 90 minutes every 2nd game to make an impression and almost try too hard to impress - Rashford, Martial, Miki, Darmian, fellani fall into that category for me and it sometimes works against them - (Fellani was very good ) contrast that with Young, Carrick, who are in the same situation with selection but are at different points in their careers.

We are going in the right direction but I thought the players were a bit flat after such a big build up to getting back in the CL, and we definately could have conceded which might have forced us to step up a few gears which would have been interesting.



12 Sep 2017 11:40:25
Some PL players you look at and think "he could cut it at a big club" such as Kante or Mane - I am always impressed every time I see Antonio at West Ham. i'm not saying he is a UTD player but there is plenty to admire about him- again a good scouting network can bring in a lad who is now doing it week in week out in the PL - fast, strong, lovely touch and dribbling skills and knows where the goal is -just signed a new contract at WHU and in current climate they could ask 40 mill + for him. Just saying.


1.) 12 Sep 2017 12:30:36
Looked good every time I've watched him.

2.) 12 Sep 2017 13:27:08
I like him too. Strong direct decent finisher. Good delivery from wide areas. He won't be at West ham next season imo.

3.) 12 Sep 2017 13:50:01
Must agree he was head and shoulders above everyone on the pitch last night I'm surprised Chelsea didn't look at him he'd fit their system well.



09 Aug 2017 20:02:20
Interesting to read this afternoon that Willian says his agent spoke to UTD and was obviously up for a move but Chelsea told him no way.

To me the guy is a notch below Sanchez, Bale, but on his day gets you off your seat . Football can be very simple, one guy dribbles past 2 players now you have 4-5 attackers v 2-3 defenders . always great to see and what Giggs, Ronaldo did for years.

But for me it is encouraging that JM went for that exciting fast, direct, dribbler a lot of crave at the club.


1.) 09 Aug 2017 20:51:38
I like Willian I think he is a decent player.

2.) 09 Aug 2017 22:11:56
Willian is incredibly hardworking. Would be a great singing and that missing piece of the jigsaw. But cannot see it happening.

3.) 09 Aug 2017 23:54:11
Wa hey. Hi Syd. Good to see ypu back fella. Actually i agree with ed 002 we will make at least one more signing. However i do think we saw last night (we were there) that we are massively outclassed compares to the days when we could expect to compete with the best in Europe. Its really simple. We need top quality players in each position with a stable consistent defence and midfield with competition in attack to ensure they take their chances every time or take a place on the bench. We need 3 full backs, 4 wingers and allow martial and rashford to move to beibg part of a 4 man striker group along with Lukaku and Ibra when fit again. Only then will we be complete. Lingard and mhiki aren't good enough, neither is smalling or darmian or blind. Aell up and build up or descend into mediocrity.

4.) 10 Aug 2017 07:00:18
You are writing Miki off after one season where he was a bit part player in a his first season?

5.) 10 Aug 2017 08:44:22
Willian loves Chelsea, mate. No way he wanted out like Matic :-)



09 Aug 2017 07:49:49
Watching the game it really all came down to pass and movement, and awareness. Luck never came into it as they passed around us first half and looked like the had an extra man on the pitch at times, with some lovely build up play which we didn't see much of from United, and we lumped it in the box a lot again sadly

Miki showed class, just not often enough.

Lindleof. not very convincing, hope he can raise his game quickly.

Darmian- an average player in a team that cannot carry average at the moment

Pogba, poor decision making time and again - needs to wake up a bit in possession

Lukaku - needs a bit more footballing brain, poor miss but confident to slot home a few minutes later

Hererra -possibly not fit?

Matic - looked very good

Rashford. scares defenders but again lacks composure . maybe overthinking things

Martial. deserved 30 minutes.


1.) 09 Aug 2017 11:39:52
If you are going to dissect the players like this, then stop giving golden boy Herrera a free pass. He was poor and Madrid ran rings around him.

Or recognise it is pre season and that Sunday is the kick off to the season.




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15 Nov 2017 14:25:52
Bale is on a downward slide. Griezman looks Barcelona bound. I still say Sanchez would do great at UTD - Jose wanted Willian in the summer (according to willian himself) Sanchez is a better player, works as hard if not harder than willian too. Seems to be destined for City though.




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09 Nov 2017 14:44:08
He is quick to throw his toys out the pram. To be fair to him he wants a top centre half, winger, full back, and a new manager coming in tomorrow would want a top centre half, winger and full back- Griezemann was no ones fault, Varane and marquinhos weren't for sale and i don't know about full backs, so the guy has to be realistic on what the club can get, they have backed him well so far -even Ibra got to stay!

Its all subjective but Blind/ Darmian/ smalling/ Rojo/ young/ Shaw/ fellani could have all been moved on in the summer, but you can't sell injured players, and you can't sell players who are covering for injured players (ie blind) so it could all have been different . The guy should man up and get on with it, the club has its problems but it still should be an honour to manage it, to have your name along side Busby, SAF - for all his faults LVG felt that way about the club.




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11 Aug 2017 15:03:57
Got to say its time to move on. Felt really sorry he couldn't play in the Uefa final after all he did to get us there and what he did last season but to pay his wages again now seems daft but it would be a real slap in the teeth to Rashford and Martial now if they were edged out to accomodate him.

Dont forget these are big seasons now for Martial and Rashford, throw Ibra in and I think you won't see the best of those young lads.




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10 Aug 2017 13:31:03
Am I the only one who doesn't know what RTFP means?


{Ed007's Note - Probably. Try rearranging these letters - Ed sets a pitchfork gun.}



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08 Aug 2017 06:55:14
excellent rumour information.





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09 Nov 2017 14:52:25
But he wanted Perisic and couldn't get him, the fella is flying in Italy now. He wanted gRIEZEMANN, couldn't get him nor Varane, nor marquinhos - Mendy apparently made it clear he wasnt interested so what can you do? He has been backed so man up get on with it, if he ain't happy there's the door -

Btw - Luke Shaw . LVG said he arrived unfit, one of Hodgsons backroom staff said they had issues with his fitness, Hoddle said he has issues keeping fit . Jose has problems with him obvioulsy and now Pochettino is quoted in that new biography as saying he told Shaw to buck up with fitness and attitude more than once if he wanted to make it at Southampton. Pattern much? Not all Uniteds fault if Shaw isn't getting picked .




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09 Nov 2017 11:54:17
I think figures showed Mrs Becks fashion "empire" shows the same profit as a busy ice cream van - but take your point.




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07 Nov 2017 15:56:40
Apart from Moyes who I disliked full stop, I've never had a manager in the last 47 years I felt so ambiguous about as JM - pleased with the trophys, pleased he has given us a semblance of stability, pleased we look top 4 material again more than we have for 3 years, but if he upped and left tomorrow i wouldn't be arsed. The football is not great (appreciating its not yet his team) but the basics would be there for someone coming in . The fella isn't that likeable, although he could be a nice bloke who knows?

I like ancelotti, I like Simone, Poch won't come yet if ever but maybe we will see a DOF in the near future . Either way for it to even be a discussion point after 16 months is odd if not worrying.




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06 Nov 2017 16:23:43
I don't want him sacked, I don't particularly like him but I don't want him sacked. I would like to ask him why are we playing such slow boring football, why do we play for 90 minutes in one of the best leagues in the world with international players and only muster 2 shots on target - why can't we string 5 passes together, we train 5 days a week and we can't even do the basics - does he feel that we are inferior to other teams not like Spurs, or city, barcelona, madrid or juve but teams like Benfica, Basle, Southampton who played rings around us recently in large parts of the games , they might not have got the points but they gave us a game where we were lucky to win. Is there coaching better than ours?

Those would be my starters.




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05 Nov 2017 18:33:58
short and to the point red 1067 -and spot on with your opinion.

Miki is woeful, Herrera has regressed, no attacking full backs, lukaku going through a lean spell -

We look like a top 6 team, no more, no less. A good run will get us a top 4 spot, a good run might get us a cup but we are no better than that.