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20 Jan 2018 22:51:23
Back page of "the sun" journo called Nixon writing that Wenger asked about Luke Shaw during Sanchez negotiations and was told no way.




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!




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22 Mar 2018 14:27:22
Saw a good perspective on the whole Luke Shaw bullying saga today- which also incorporates Pogbas troubles.

It comes down to no leaders again. A tubby unfit Shaw, a preening Pogba or a sulking Sanchez wouldn't have survived 20 minutes with a Keane/ Robson/ bruce/ ferdy/ Stam/ neville - they would have said shape up or p**s off long before the manager got involved . if at all

We do miss leaders on and off the pitch. can't undeestimate what a stong leader can do in a dressing room.


1.) 22 Mar 2018 14:55:35
I agree we need a strong on-pitch leader, but I think we just need our best players showing an example on and off the field. Not sure why people think that the only way to motivate people is to have someone constantly berating them. It's not an approach I think most respond well to in the long term.

2.) 22 Mar 2018 14:57:21
It's all Mourinhos fault according to the rags, not like Shaw's been questioned by all his previous managers. the big bad wolf Jose.

3.) 22 Mar 2018 15:55:36
Not seen any sulking from Sanchez at all, he’s not playing well but he’s trying, possibly too hard, to impress.

4.) 22 Mar 2018 16:05:20
Totally agree GDS2.

5.) 22 Mar 2018 20:27:44
Sanchez seems like an intense character, he has all the skill and ability but as GDS says he does come across as someone who is trying far too hard. I think he needs to relax and let if flow.

6.) 22 Mar 2018 22:48:31
He needs to up his game very quickly or else we would have two players with huge players not performing.

We desperately need Pogba and Sanchez to start kicking on . I also think they step on each others toe when they play.

7.) 23 Mar 2018 06:34:42
Sanchez may have been great so far but I can't question his effort he runs around like a maniac for the duration if anything it'd like Tony said he's trying too hard.



23 Jan 2018 07:38:08
As boring as it is to talk money I didn't realise that Barcelona had spent 270 million quid on 2 players since August . plus fees, plus wages.

They are re building and will be spending more in the summer as will Madrid of course.

Some Journos saying City have plans to spend 250 mill in summer although 100+might be shelled out this month on Laporte + Fred from that figure

PSG linked with Bale, Ronaldo, ddg and half a dozen others of course.

This is modern football, don't agree with it all but what can you do?


1.) 23 Jan 2018 07:53:12
And still media will report nail cutting saloon detail of Sanchez deal as we get our money from Moon. and we should not spend it. lolsss. Funny media.



19 Jan 2018 12:07:16
Sanchez is taking his time to get here, one Journo from Chile (cos that always helps) said last night he was traveling up already as his family and friends had already gone ahead to Manchester for the unveiling.

I would suggest if he does arrive on that big salary first thing he does is trade that Austin Metro in for something a bit nippier.


1.) 19 Jan 2018 13:57:27
MG Metro?

{Ed007's Note - Or a Moke, have you ever heard of them? Ed001 and 002 are having a conversation about them and I had never heard of them in my puff.}

2.) 19 Jan 2018 14:33:13
Oh yes the Moke. Its an age thing . hired one in Barbados in 1981 for a holiday. But . (and you can ask yer grandad) Embassy cigs used to have a coupon in them packs of 10 it was a blue coupon worth 2 points and in packs of 20 it was a 5 coupon. which you saved because Embassy fags had a catalogue you could redeem your coupons . My dad put his coupons in a biscuit tin and I used to count them for him and put elastic bands around them. anyway one of the things available was a mini moulton folding bike . another was a Mini Moke . I kid you not. my dad got the bike .

{Ed002's Note - A original Mini Moke that has been restored will run about £25k now.}

3.) 19 Jan 2018 14:34:40
Whats a moke?

{Ed002's Note - Art.}

4.) 19 Jan 2018 16:04:59
A moke is a smoke without the s.

5.) 19 Jan 2018 20:05:26
Where there's moke there's fire?



18 Jan 2018 19:01:09
Fair few media outlets saying tonight we are offering Rojo a new contract. i'm not a huge fan, I appreciate he has done well at times but if we are looking to win a very tough PL and compete in the CL we need to upgrade gradually on players like Rojo, Blind, Fellani, Darmian (young to see out his contract) also Lindelof needs to cement a place reasonably quickly. I would be moving ROjo on myself.


1.) 18 Jan 2018 19:16:43
Agree rojo has performed well for us but we need a serious upgrade to partner bailly. Jones, lindelof, tuanzebe and fosu mensah would do well as backup.

2.) 18 Jan 2018 19:18:18
Between now and the summer window we should see 4 in 4 out and that should put us in a great position squad wise. Big improvment in our young players like rash martial and lindelof and maybe shaw is to be expected and lukaku should be well settled .
A big plus will be sanchez coming back fresh in the summer with no world cup to play.

3.) 18 Jan 2018 20:26:26
I agree I love Rojo’s passion but he has a mistake in him and is incredibly rash at times. He also always hoofs the ball up the pitch aimlessly instead of looking for a pass. We need to have cbs that can start the attacks from the back and in that way Lindelof is streets ahead of our other defenders as he is very cultured on the ball.

4.) 18 Jan 2018 21:10:09
With all the CB’s that we currently have we don’t have a commanding one to play alongside Baily or Jones. Lindelof needs more time.
Smalling and Rojo should be moved on and a single replacement of top quality to come in.
I have nothing against Blind, Darmian and Young but they should also be moved on with a new LB brought in.
Then we can have TFM, Valencia for RB, Shaw plus one other as LB.
Carrick to retire, Zlatan to be released, Fellaini likely to leave, question mark over if Herrera will stay. A new CM player to come in and McTomminay to be in the squad.
Then possibly a wide player or forward to come in.
The squad needs trimming so that the good younger players get more of a chance and that we provide quality above quantity in signing new players.

5.) 18 Jan 2018 21:23:27
I still think Lindelof will turn out great. He had a bad start, but he's young and for some players it takes time to get used to the league. I think Jose is managing him well at the moment, playing him just the right amount to get used to it.

6.) 18 Jan 2018 21:35:33
I would be tempted to get rid of smalling and Rojo and promote tunazebe properly. He has got so much talent and 4 cbs of Bailly, Lindelof, Jones and tuanzebe is pretty good imo. But with Jones and even bailly’s dodgy injury records I think we would have to sign another centre back. Someone like umtitti or varane. But I do think Lindelof will turn good and will be a hell of a player once he settles properly.

7.) 18 Jan 2018 21:51:05
Id imagine Bailly/ Lindelof will be the longterm pairing. Tuanzebe for the future. Jones an rojo as cover. I agree we need to sell one. And i'd sell Smalling and rojo. But maybe the funds aren't there for a centre back this summer not with needing to sign a couple of midfielders and a fullback.

8.) 18 Jan 2018 21:58:08
I would like Tuanzabee and TFM to be fully integrated into the first team squad and just as importantly be given their best position .

Reading Jack Rodwell interview today, he was Evertons youngest player to play in Europe, made his debut for England and was said to be the future captain of Everton all at CENTRE HALF. but he was put in midfield as he was told 'you can develop there with less responsibility" a bit of a kop out really by the coaching staff. anyway he says now he wished he would have stuck to his guns and said he wasnt a midfielder he was a centre half and that's where he should play.

{Ed025's Note - hes still earning £70k a week and has 18 months left on his contract BFB so dont feel too sorry for him mate..

9.) 18 Jan 2018 21:59:20
Lindelof is still very young to be a cb in this league at a top team. I also think he will come good and will be a good foil for bailly.

I'm not not fellainis biggest fan but jose likes the options he gives from the bench so if he stays its because the manger wants him to.

10.) 18 Jan 2018 23:15:10
I agree Lindelof looks good.

Rojo doesn't make negative noises when not in team and appears very committed. He had a good spell next to Bailly before he got injured and I would be happy for him to stay. With a run he could cement first place with Bailly again. If we ever try to switch to 3 at the back then he comes into LCB very nicely.

I wouldn't have CB high on recruitment list, but I would list Damian and Blind as surplus.

11.) 19 Jan 2018 00:11:43
I would Smalling and Darian first. Smalling although fit always doesn't take responsibility when ball is in his area. Seems to shy away from the ball and making decisions. I know he became pro footballer late in his career. And it is evident with his passing aswell. Give Tuanzebe a go when he comes back from loan from Aston Villa.

12.) 18 Jan 2018 22:50:42
Hi ed 025 and 001.
What impact do you think the signing of sanchez will have on our team?

{Ed025's Note - he can only improve utd for me ken hes world class, my only worry would be the flaws in his personality because he is a bit of a sulker at times, once you get past the ludicrous wages thing though you have a player who will score goals create chances and will bring energy and speed to uniteds attack, he would improve any side in the world and could be the missing piece in the jigsaw that could mean the difference in finishing runners up or just missing out on top 4 mate..

13.) 19 Jan 2018 07:05:01
ED 025 -Yes I saw that, that was the basis for the article he won't teat up his contract 80k a week . and he isn't playing and has been told he won't be either.

I was really thinking more along the lines of young players getting played in their position and making it their own, getting moved around can disrupt their development.

Thanks for your comment, keep up the good work EDS!

{Ed025's Note - when he was a youngster at everton he looked the real deal BFB, we all thought his future lay as a centre back but obviously the coaches seen different and even at sunderland was played as a DM, his problems may have been more about being a young lad on fantastic money than on where he played though, also the weight of expectation was a factor in his demise but i find it hard to find sympathy for guys like him when nurses are having to use food banks to exist mate..



18 Jan 2018 11:39:07
Going to stick my neck out here and say if we get the Sanchez deal over the line you can forget about us going after Gaitin or Sneijder until at least the summer.


1.) 18 Jan 2018 11:59:31
Man, I've been waiting for them two to sign!

2.) 18 Jan 2018 12:10:28
Why don't we just cancel the Sanchez deal and chase Ramos and Fabregas all summer? Have we not considered this approach? 😂😂.

3.) 18 Jan 2018 12:12:50
Not a chance we ARE getting them both this window. We're sending Blomqvist and Bellion the other way.

4.) 18 Jan 2018 12:13:44
Blomqvist and Bellion. Sounds like an awful 70s mismatched housemates sitcom.

5.) 18 Jan 2018 12:32:22
Bellion: Jesper, did you leave the cap off the toothpaste?

Blomqvist: Eh, yeah. Sorry.

Bellion: It seems like for every good day you have as a flatmate you have three bad days.

Blomqvist: Are you kidding me? You just showed up last year out of nowhere, you've never paid rent, done the dishes or taken the bins out. The neighbours haven't even heard of you. You're a nonentity! In fact, I've put your room up for rent. You're out of here.

William Prunier enters.

Prunier: Hello. I'm here about the room.

Blomqvist/ Belllion: *@! & off!

6.) 18 Jan 2018 12:58:57
David Hirst?




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28 Mar 2018 21:59:12
too old now,3 years ago he would have been a good choice.




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22 Jan 2018 21:21:24
? Sanchez? they kept that quiet!




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21 Jan 2018 13:09:04
Keeping Darmian means blocking the chance of any comptetent right sided full back. That is to say stopping us getting a full back that can defend, attack at pace, can put in a good cross and who might chip in with the odd goal.




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15 Jan 2018 22:09:18
Cant follow the figures though although I doubt any journo knows. The Indy saying Arsenal wanted Martial PLUS cash? and now its 30 million PLUS Miki? neither of those deals look good to me.




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15 Jan 2018 19:23:44
only 24 hrs since JM said " he's a very good player, he will train tomorrow and play on Monday "





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29 Mar 2018 10:16:46
Think it relates to John Alexander retiring . he came from spurs and is being repalced by Rebecca Britain also from Spurs. as reported in todays MEN . It could possibly lead to a shake up with a DOF being appointed. or so the report speculates.


{Ed002's Note - The DoF Manchester United want was not interested in the job. It is unrelated to anything to do with club secreatary.}



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26 Mar 2018 12:15:21
Im 58,I used to love going to watch my older cousins playing Gaelic football in Ireland when I was 8-12 years old, very fast skilful game with the odd punch thrown. My Uncle was an All Ireland team player back in the day.




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23 Mar 2018 15:53:40
I live n south Czech republic. Ice hockey sends me to sleep, but the fans are something else.11000 in an indoor arena all singing and clapping . they play songs beforehand over the tannoy and everyone sings along. the streets and pubs are rocking beforehand -there is this chanting and singing traditional songs throughout the game

Last year they built and ice rink outdoor and erected 7000 temporary seats. for 3 night games. under floodlights. tickets were like golddust . there was a live band on the ice beforehand, snow was falling, stadium lit up in moonlight . i live a mile from it and it was so loud but the fans reckon the atmosphere was incredible the players said too it was something else, hopefully they repeat it and I can get a ticket.




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21 Mar 2018 21:51:54
Tmbo. from the independent september 2016 :

He was the one who arrived to make Manchester United great again in the 1981 penury of the pre-Ferguson years when, as he remembers it “Sir Matt Busby owned the club Megastore and only opened it on matchdays” while he, as manager, had to sell players to buy.

“I think I spent £7m and recouped £6m in all, ” he says. “The one I really wanted to buy at United was Gary Lineker. I had him all lined up from Leicester for £600,000 but we had to sell first and Everton nipped in. ” I know he also said once Utd couldn't afford 1 millon for Butcher until they sold players first.




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21 Mar 2018 21:46:47
Timbo. found this : Events of the season

During the close season, there was speculation that manager Ron Atkinson was about to be sacked and that Aberdeen manager Alex Ferguson was going to be appointed in his place. Atkinson tried to fight back and prove the critics wrong. He attempted to sign the England defender Terry Butcher from Ipswich Town, but lost out to Rangers (who were managed by the former Liverpool midfielder Graeme Souness) .

But I distinctly remember him in an interview saying Butcher and Lineker were keen on joining and that's why he was shocked he was sacked as the board were backing him to his face but going behind his back. elsewhere I read he said UTD dithered over the fee for Butcher and Rangers stepped in and offered European football.