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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.




15 Aug 2016 10:36:05
A few media outlets reporting this morning that Palace have asked to take Ashley Young on loan but Jose has said no to a loan but Yes to selling him -awaiting Pardews response apparently

Decent squad player but I think I would be happy to sell him get him off the wage bill as we have plenty of cover and will let the young uns come through -no need to buy a replacement.


1.) 15 Aug 2016 11:11:58
Even though I think we should've got rid of Young when LVG first came in, for some reason I feel as if Young has turned into another oshea for us! Can do a job here n there, hasn't got a place in the 1st team by any chance. but he doesn't want to leave and the club don't mind him running down his contract on as a Squad player. I can't see him being anything more than a hardly used pawn by Jose. So because of that reason, I would think its best Young finds another team before September.

2.) 15 Aug 2016 12:14:00
We have too many players who can just "do a job" as so many like to say. We need to bring in top players" and specialists as Jose put it if we want to challenge on all fronts. Young should leave, as should 2 or 3 others if we want to progress further in the next transfer market.

3.) 15 Aug 2016 12:52:23
I agree. one of the worst phrases in football "he can do a job there" millions spent and midfielders playing as wingers or full backs etc etc is just covering up the failings of a manager and transfer policy.

4.) 15 Aug 2016 13:03:07
Would be happy for him to move on. Yes he can do a job but if he's behind the likes of Depay, Lingard, Mata, Martial etc what is the point of having him? He would just block youngsters and take up a notable wage.

I think we can afford to lose Young and Bastien without needing to replace them. In fact, I think the squad would look more stream lined and focussed.

5.) 15 Aug 2016 13:05:08
If I had to choose on performances I would still opt for Young over Depay as he is pretty reliable however I still think Depay can and will come good and Jose seems to see potential from comments he has made so unfortunately that is another player Young is behind. I think Young is to good to just be a bit part player and he deserves to get regular football but just not with us. I do like Young as an individual though from interviews and he seems to love being a United player so I hope he gets a good club should he leave.

6.) 15 Aug 2016 14:42:08
With Jose making comments about Depays confidence taking a battering last season I wonder if moving YOUNG on would in some way boost the lads confidence as in the boss thinks I can do a job on the left ahead of him.

7.) 15 Aug 2016 15:15:00
Would rather see memphis or even gribbin play those 3 games that young would have played in january.

8.) 15 Aug 2016 21:02:35
Rojo bastian and yound can all leave without needing to be replaced. We have plenty of options in their positions.

9.) 16 Aug 2016 08:20:34
Agreed DSG. As for Young, he's never been good enough and he's not getting any better now. Clearly loves playing for United, but time he moved on.

10.) 16 Aug 2016 08:55:07
Not so long ago people were saying Valencia can "do a job" at right back.

Now, he is one of our most consistent performers at RB.

Don't be too quick to get rid of someone just because they can't get in the 1st team but can "do a job" in several positions.

Young has turned himself into a useful squad player, you need them when you get injuries and suspensions later in the season.

11.) 16 Aug 2016 11:11:08
Steve, I agree with the principle of what you're saying but in this case I just don't see what positions he'd be covering? His main position is wide left, where Martial starts and Jose has made I clear that Depay will get chances (he came on Sun) . Rashford can also play there and needs the game time far more than Young.

I cannot see Jose playing Young as a LB personally and in any case Shaw is covered by Blind, Rojo, CBJ and even Darmian as things stand. Even if Rojo or Darmian go still plenty of cover!

I don't mind Young, he's dependable and being homegrown is a bonus. But I just don't see that we need him - we have a bloated squad and could do with losing 2 or 3 players Imo.

12.) 17 Aug 2016 09:17:44

I agree with every word you wrote there, couldn't have put it better myself, so I won't.

13.) 17 Aug 2016 12:42:36
The Glzaers are selling Manchester united to Chinese investors its all been agreed and will be announced in the next few weeks.

14.) 17 Aug 2016 19:07:01
GDS2 - For every Valencia there is a Cleverley, Nani, Evans etc. Valencia has done well so far at right bac but 90% of these players that apparently "can do a job" just contribute to our team being mediocre. As Jose said when he perhaps we can have 1 or squad players who are "multifunctional" but he wants top players who are specialists in their position. That's how we get to being title contenders again, not by leaving our squad full of Ashley Youngs.
Also, I hope that post about united being sold to Chinese investors is true.



12 Aug 2016 13:11:40
On Sunderland offical website - Januzaj joined today on season long loan.

Hope the lad can sort himself out, if its not with us he should be aiming higher than Sunderland in 12 months from now.


1.) 12 Aug 2016 14:58:58
Mourinho maintains that he is still in his plans. I'm unsure if that is the truth. This is a chance to shine at a smaller club. If he can prove that his attitude is correct and he deflates his ego a bit then he has a future. At his best he is a good, versatile forward.

Pereira off to Borough too by the sounds of it. That would be a good move, going to Mourinho's mate Karanka.

2.) 12 Aug 2016 16:39:47
I think he's said he's still in his plans to motivate him a bit.

3.) 12 Aug 2016 17:26:53
the lad is only 21, talent is there and has plenty of time to come good.

4.) 12 Aug 2016 21:18:01
He is in last chance saloon as far as his United career goes. If he takes his chance to shine in the epl and redeem himself fair play to him he could end up replacing some older member of our squad next season.

5.) 12 Aug 2016 21:36:53
which older member?

6.) 12 Aug 2016 23:38:26
IBra Mata Rooney must all be in danger of their place if they don't have great seasons jred don't you think.

7.) 12 Aug 2016 23:43:45
You can add young to that list also.

8.) 13 Aug 2016 09:03:35
Great move for all parties concerned. He's only a 21 year old kid. Cut him some slack and I have faith he will change his attitude. He's certainly a good enough player.

9.) 13 Aug 2016 10:46:14
He needs to prove it Eric and he has the opportunity.

10.) 13 Aug 2016 13:40:41
Id definitely say young will be at risk. Squad player at most.



12 Aug 2016 13:11:40
On Sunderland offical website - Januzaj joined today on season long loan.

Hope the lad can sort himself out, if its not with us he should be aiming higher than Sunderland in 12 months from now.





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23 Jun 2017 12:35:41
Seems we are nicking chief scout from Juve? jacked his job in apparently to oversee the UTD set up. juve confirm his departure he is to take up a new challenge . but strongly linked to us.


1.) 23 Jun 2017 13:02:10
Could it be a DoF role he'd be taking up.

2.) 23 Jun 2017 14:21:21
Tis looking like its happening according MEN now, only thing i'm reading is chief scout/ overseeing scouting/ beefing up the scouting system/ hands on/ blah blah blah. no mention of DOF

Of course it could be DOF but by another name.



15 Jun 2017 18:05:14
Milan release statement that the young keeper Donnamurra (? ) has told them he will leave June 30th 2018 . his agent is riaola of course . quite a surprise as only 48 hrs ago he talked about never wanting to leave "leaves a bad taste in the mouth " says president . Anyway the upshot is Real Madrid are far and away the favourites to sign him, could this finally signal the end of the DDG saga, if RM get him in 12 months and he keeps his form surely he's their keeper for 10-12 years?


1.) 15 Jun 2017 18:33:03
That's what I was thinking. This either means we keep the best keeper in the world in DDG or we have a chance to sign the only keeper I'd consider a decent replacement in the young Italian. Either way, good news.



14 Jun 2017 15:16:45
Press saying WBA turned down Leicesters 10M offer for 29 yr old Jonny Evans, and are about to sign 17 M Harry McGuire from Hull. I mention this because the tabloids have us as pushing Smalling out for between 10-15M, depending which paper you read.

For all his faults he is worth 18M in todays market, if its true Wenger wants him (Fergie nicked him off Wenger who thought he had a deal with Fulham) then we should be asking 20M from Arsenal. or smalling plus cash for Sanchez. (dream)


1.) 14 Jun 2017 16:35:36
I don't know for sure but I would imagine Smalling is on a lot more money than the other 2 mention. Therefore we are likely to sell for less as they need to be able to afford wages etc.



09 Jun 2017 13:39:27
Blinkin blimey, Telegraph saying in last 10 mins Morata agrees to join UTD, clubs in advanced talks, agreement should be reached. couple other rolling news sites saying it now. Morata to utd deal underway . maybe paper nonsense.


1.) 09 Jun 2017 14:14:43
Looks like the club and player have agreed terms, but we have yet to agree a fee. Hopefully, Madrid will behave with proper probity and not drag this one out.

2.) 09 Jun 2017 14:17:39
The fee shouldn't be too much of a problem, with zlatan leaving, rooney rashford martial not trusted we only really have a choice between overspending on morata or belloti.

3.) 09 Jun 2017 15:00:43
Madrid must've invested in a new fax machine.

4.) 09 Jun 2017 15:13:58
15 in 14 la liga games. He's a work horse is decent in the air. Good holding the ball up. Has pace to run in behind and is only 24 years old.

Regardless of the fee he will be a top signing for anyone.

5.) 09 Jun 2017 17:35:36
I have to disagree Bolger but I hope in 12 months time you are saying to me "I told you so".

6.) 09 Jun 2017 18:06:20
He will be wazza. Jose knows how to pick a centre forward. He had worked with this guy and tried to sign him before. He has played the last 2 cl finals scoring in 1. You have to realise how good you have to be to even be a sub at Madrid. When he played he scored. Not a superstar. But very much in the higher echelon. I will be putting him down to be prem top scorer next season.



09 Jun 2017 08:05:45
Diego Costa being very vocal if the papers are to be believed - He only wants Atletico, he would go somewhere for 5 months til their ban is lifted, Simeone wants him back badly - Lacazette only really wants Atetico . surely this has got to affect Griezeman one way or another either in January or at the end of season?

Only going on the papers .


{Ed002's Note - Milan are already talking to Chelsea about Costa.}

1.) 09 Jun 2017 11:33:48
Thanks Ed002, I guess to the general football fan from the outside there seem to be so many permutations of what could happen whereas the reality is probably a lot different . I know you always said he was due to leave now anyway, I wasn't expecting this to blow up the way it has.

Have a good weekend, thanks for your insights and the time dedicated to the site, much appreciated.




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23 Jun 2017 06:23:09
Some media outlets saying the bid for Marquinhos was lodged before we got Lindelof - inferring he was 2nd choice or we did want them both. media. so who knows.




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22 Jun 2017 15:59:58
Does your head in doesn't it? Just as many media outlets say we are not in for him, as though that say we are . funny but both Matic and Fabinho stories gathering pace.

Some media outlet claiming Monaco want Januzaj .




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21 Jun 2017 09:40:10
Dont know anything about this lad so went on you tube (I know, we never learn do we? ) one thing you can say the lad can hit a ball with some venom and knows how to take a free kick .

Of course with you tube you don't know whether his success rate is 1 in 4 being on target or one in 44 .




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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.




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16 Jun 2017 09:29:59
said the same last night- the kid seems bound for Rmadrid -which sorts them out for 10-12 years - he can walk away in 12 months so RM can bid silly money now .25 mill as an opener and still expect to get him for way less than his real value, maybe even in January - will be a lot cheaper than DDG anyway for them.





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23 Jun 2017 14:21:21
Tis looking like its happening according MEN now, only thing i'm reading is chief scout/ overseeing scouting/ beefing up the scouting system/ hands on/ blah blah blah. no mention of DOF

Of course it could be DOF but by another name.




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23 Jun 2017 09:08:19
From what I've seen of Salah he is fast the way walcott/ sterling/ arron lennon are fast - leave the full back standing then proceed to put the ball into the car park.

Martial/ rashford will get their chances, Miki is deceptively fast with the ball at his feet (a much harder skill than kick and run after it) pus we don't know who is coming in.

I love to see fast skilful players . then again if you have quick one touch passing its also a very effective tool and easy on the eye - I reckon JM knows we need pace.




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21 Jun 2017 16:35:52
Add to all above, anything that has been said today about Lewondowski seems to be again made up nonsense by media.

And as Bayern quite rightly say were in not all nonsense then it amounts to tapping up/ illegal approach .




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21 Jun 2017 14:23:10
Di Maria fined 1,7 mill today and 1 year suspended jail same thing.

Its the same pattern, same defence . paid their income tax in spain no problem as they see it but see image rights as a world wide market and tax shouldn't be paid in their domicile country. hence the shell companies. anyway the tax man in spain disagrees and seems to be winning all the cases so far . so precedent well and truly set - seem to be focusing on Barcelona and Madrid. so a Tale of two cities RWWD?




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21 Jun 2017 12:08:19
Not black and white though is it? Presumably JMs taxes aren't done by big Gerry down at the dog and duck, his accountants have found a tax avoidance scheme, like hundreds or thousands of others are doing. Not nice . He tried to keep more of his earnings. tut tut.

On the other hand JMs tax statement/ his tax bill for his time in Spain was 21 million euros . is that not enough? Has he not provided enough hospital beds, school books, traffic lights or whatever tax gets spent on with that 21 million when he was in Spain? Does jm really need another 2,9 million quid, probably not .

Everyone moral compass is set different, i'm more arsed about money being spent on wars, sending rubbish into space, etc etc, when cancer for example is still wiping out millions

JM, Ronaldo, Messi, tip of the iceberg. they are famous. plenty of CEOs at mid size companies making traffic cones or ice cream doing exactly the same you can be sure.