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01 Jan 2018 08:12:43
I know it may be a random name as I haven't seen him linked with us but is there any interest in Icardi of inter?


1.) 02 Jan 2018 11:44:54
Of cause Jose would sign Icardi if he had the chance but i think with what we need he would be to expensive to get him a winger and a cm but if he became available who knows maybe Jose could squeeze the board for a player of such quality.



05 Jul 2017 12:43:20
A quick question for ed002, do united still hold an interest in belotti, or are we pushing for the moratta deal?


{Ed002's Note - Torino will look to a significant offer in order to sell Andrea Belotti and know that Borussia Dortmund, Napoli, Barcelona and Arsenal have had the player watched repeatedly and have made general enquiries with his agent and informed the club of their interest. Other sides have had scouts attend games to watch him, Adem Ljajić and Joe Hart. I suspect that a number of clubs scouting games and credited with interest in Belotti were actually looking at Joe Hart. Manchester United, Manchester City, PSG, Real Madrid and Chelsea have also had scouts watch him but have taken matters no further at this time. Barcelona have a much preferred target and most clubs would not be interested at anything close to the asking price.}

1.) 05 Jul 2017 12:54:25
Thanks ed002.

2.) 05 Jul 2017 19:15:36
The time to panic my friends is when we start the new season only signing Lindelof.
Very early days yet, Other so called big teams are not exactly setting the transfer window alight.
Who knows what goes on behind the doors at old Trafford during transfer time . But I'm sure the new faces will arrive in time, Yes we will pay well over the odds as usual, But that's modern football these days.
Just hope if Madrid come in for DDG we rip them off like they do us.

3.) 05 Jul 2017 22:15:57
Was that a mention of Adem Ljajic? Remember him! Could have sworn he was going to dominate Europe when he was linked. think he came at the same time as Tosic? Or am i imagining things?




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05 Jan 2018 07:43:06
A little hypothetical question-
We sack mourinho at the end of the season, bring in pochettinho and after 2 seasons have played some of the best football ever seen at old Trafford but don't win a trophy

Even if we don't win a trophy this year, after 2 years of mourinho, we would still have a league cup and Europa league after 2 seasons whilst not playing beautiful football but getting results

What would you prefer?


1.) 05 Jan 2018 07:53:56
If we play some of the best football ever seen, why would we not win trophies? It doesn’t have to be one or the other, it’s perfectly possible to do both.

2.) 05 Jan 2018 08:17:37
Tottenham play some great football, win nothing.

3.) 05 Jan 2018 08:47:00
Trophies first. The gunners have had long spells of playing beautiful football so ask them how they feel?

Beautiful eye catching football doesn't necessarilly equate to winning football either.

4.) 05 Jan 2018 09:13:05
But to add to the above post, i would like to see both! 🙂.

5.) 05 Jan 2018 09:21:01
I'd go for the good football over the trophies.

Most of all I'd settle for getting rid of Jose's negativity both on and off the pitch. What a boring man he is.

6.) 05 Jan 2018 09:21:54
Don't get me wrong, so would I but unfortunately with all the money involved now, football is a results first business and so far Jose has results
As I pointed to at a previous post, I would hate to see the reaction if we came 6th and didn't win a trophy last year.

7.) 05 Jan 2018 10:20:38
Man utd along with 19 other teams are competing in the prem league.

Competing to win, that is the whole point otherwise it wouldn't be a competition.

Results first aesthetics second. I love the traditional style of play etc but i prefer watching a final where we win.

If its aestheitcs first and results second does that mean fans don't celebrate if we win a major honour?

8.) 05 Jan 2018 11:35:33
Results first is the obvious choice, no one wants an "Arsenal" situation at our club.

However, why can't we have both?

I think most fans current issues with style comes from the belief that this group of players are more than capable of playing a more exciting, attractive brand of football.
We have seen it, all be it only in glimpses. I think that is where most fans frustration comes from. When we see that we are comfortably on top for 30-45 minutes but then we go a goal up or it gets to the last 30 minutes and our approach changes and actually puts us under pressure by backing off and inviting teams on to us.
More often than not we still go on to win the game, but when we do that and draw or lose because we stopped having a go at the opposition it rubs fans up the wrong way as they see we could have easily have won the game.

Away to Chelsea and at home to City are the only games where we have been comprehensively outplayed. The draw with Liverpool we could have won had we had a go at them. The other losses and draws we have been well in the game and had every chance of winning those games had we been a little braver and took the game to the opposition a bit more.

9.) 05 Jan 2018 12:06:01
Good discussion guys anr i'd definitely be choosing results of style just so we can avoid the arsenal situation.

10.) 05 Jan 2018 12:37:23
Watch Arsenal TV and you'll have your answer. Although I would argue that they don't play great football because they defend like a pub team. A defensive team can be admired just as much as an attacking on in terms of the quality of the football. Your taking about entertainment which is something totally different! Football is competitive sport not Hollywood. By definition if you play good football you'll win football matches. Utd have played good football under Jose but not on a consistent basis hence the 15 point gap to City. Everybody would like to win football matches playing with flair and immigintion but the Italians built a dynasty playing very tactical and defensive football which brought them great success. Surely football is all about winning otherwise what's the point of the game I don't really get the debate to be honest!

11.) 05 Jan 2018 12:41:39
Ps - Come on Mancman really?

12.) 05 Jan 2018 13:18:25
Munich, city, barcelona and psg will win there leagues playing attractive football .

Should we aim to win things or aim to win things playing good footy?

13.) 05 Jan 2018 13:46:56
Jose got results so far darv what results the prem is the bread and butter we finished 6th last season now we are 15 points off city your talking like the parking the bus been a huge success.

14.) 05 Jan 2018 14:33:08
Perfectly put danny.

15.) 05 Jan 2018 14:41:11
Mourinho's going to stick to what he does bes and until he is here you guya going to have to accept the style.

At the end of the day its a results business with there being only one winner so i rather be United continug 2nd then playing attractive footie and missing out on top 4.

I predicted in the begining of the season unit3d as premier league qinnera but that is only because of being a united fan.

There haa definitely been a improvement on last year and given time Moyrinho will win the league in the next 24 months with us.

16.) 05 Jan 2018 14:43:24
Tcre, we are second to only a record breaking City team. In any other season over the last 10 years we would be top with the points and goal difference we currently have. Also we are in the top 2-3 for goals scored so far this season, so 17-18 teams have scored less goals than us. So hardly parking the bus, many of those teams below us are lauded for their attacking prowess yet they have scored less than us.

I agree with have played negatively at times, yet more often than not we have beaten teams relatively comfortably. The issue is we have let in a few silly goals, probably by being negative in the final 20-30 minutes of games.

17.) 05 Jan 2018 14:48:51
Tcre, compare the two seasons:

This time last year we had 41 points, scoring 33, conceding 21. The final 16 games yielded only 19 goals, while we conceded 8, which means the average score was something between 1-0 and 1-1, hardly entertaining.

This year we have 47 points, scoring 45, conceding 16 on pace to end up with 81 points and 78 goals, 26 more than last season.

We are clearly not building a team based on parking the bus. Comparing our season to the phenomenal one City are having, which will probably see them smash all records for points and goals scored, is not the way the way to measure progress and it's completely futile. City are currently setting a benchmark next to which every premier league winner of the past, including the greatest of Ferguson's teams, Arsenal's invincibles, and Chelsea's record setting 97 pts and 103 goals, will all be found wanting.

18.) 05 Jan 2018 16:53:45
I think City are showing it's quite possible to do both.

19.) 05 Jan 2018 18:31:58
We should aspire to win with style.

20.) 05 Jan 2018 19:38:11
Of course we should aspire to win with style, but precedence is on winning because winning matches, championships, and qualification for the Champions League are the prerequisites required to create the winning and stylish team we all want. It comes down to money. If we win, the club makes more of it to fund the acquisition of stars who play with style. Without the transfer budget we will find it virtually impossible to compete at the level at which City are now playing, if only because they seem to have unlimited funding.



28 Dec 2017 07:57:41
Hi Ed002, are we looking at bringing in any players in January or is it more likely in the summer?



{Ed002's Note - I really cannot sensibly answer questions about timing. It is much harder to buy players in the January as clubs would need a replacement. However, there are players on the MU list that may well be available to join in January.}



18 Aug 2017 09:45:00
Apparently Real Madrid are "readying" a £46 million bid for De Gea, with the ridiculous prices being paid these days, he would have to be worth £100 million, surely!


1.) 18 Aug 2017 09:56:15
100mil? For the best keeper in the world? Maybe if the add Bale to the 100mil.

2.) 18 Aug 2017 10:20:27
exactly MBD, given how recent transfers have gone we should be asking for a lot more .

3.) 18 Aug 2017 11:38:42
Why would we accept 46 million when we have already turned down an offer of 60 million.

Dea gea won't be leaving this season.

Next summer is when he will most likely leave.

4.) 18 Aug 2017 13:14:21
125mil cash or cash plus somebody from their first team then MAYBE :-)



28 Jul 2017 07:17:55
Its pretty well known that we are after a cdm and a winger. With ed002 saying that kroos and bale may be available, would you take those two but in the deal, De Gea goes to madrid?


1.) 28 Jul 2017 07:44:49
I think we should hold onto De Gea for as long as we possibly can. Best keeper in the world, been at the club for 6 years and is slowly going down in our club history.

He's the type of player you'll tell your kids about in 10/ 15 years from now.

2.) 28 Jul 2017 08:05:04
I know weggy, my favourite player at the club, definitely "world class"
Was asking because things are a little slow at the moment, i would hate to see him leave.

3.) 28 Jul 2017 08:25:07
We know only too well the difficulty a team can experience when it doesn't have a keeper of Dave's callibre. He's solving a bigger problem we don't want. Must stay.

4.) 28 Jul 2017 09:12:09
I like DDG and want to keep him but he doesn't inspire me the way Schmeichel did. Perhaps I'm just older, perhaps the team is better, perhaps times have changed, but Big Pete was incredible, DDG is great but I just don't see him in the same category yet.

5.) 28 Jul 2017 09:47:03
Unfortunately AJH I didn't get to experience watch Peter play live. It sounds like he was a proper leader during his years here!

I believe we would be in a very bad place right now if De Gea wasn't around during that poor period post fergie. it's not every day you have a keeper who wins you games with the saves he makes every game.

6.) 28 Jul 2017 09:48:27

I know what you mean, Schmeichel had a presence that only van der sar has got anywhere close to in a United keeper shirt for me but still not at that level.

De Gea is a totally different prospect, he doesn't have that presence yet but his shot stopping ability is probably the best I've ever seen and we would be a much worse team without him there. He has improved a lot of the weaker areas of his game. Also got to remember Schmeichel signed for us at 28, De Gea is still only 26.

7.) 28 Jul 2017 12:23:18
Massive fan of ddg but know where any is coming from.

8.) 28 Jul 2017 12:30:06
Yes, it's probably DDG is quieter and Schmeichel was a huge character. You don't win player of the year 2 (3?) times without being a great keeper. I also think the! Madrid rumours are a drag as well, I think his heart yearns for a return to Spain,

9.) 28 Jul 2017 12:48:32
Attack is the best form of defence, two world class outfield players that would get into any team over a goalkeeper any day even though I think he's currently the best in the world between the sticks. You can still be massively successful without the best goalkeeper when you have Tony Kroos in midfield and the other team is chasing shadows while he runs the game with a cigar in his mouth.

10.) 28 Jul 2017 13:28:20
Absolutely. I'll sell DDG if we had a chance if buying Kroos and Bale/ Isco in the deal. Ddg is an amazing keeper bit Romero is more than capable and has never let us down.
The influx of two world class outfield players will have an amazing influence on our team.

11.) 28 Jul 2017 15:34:51
I can see logic in the argument and would be tempted. I think the difference those 2 (if Bale stayed fit) would make vs the drop off in class from DDG to Romero would be worth it.
We already saw that Jose had faith in Romero.



11 Jul 2017 10:55:37
With rooney leaving and bringing in lukaku, do we still have interest in another striker, belotti or moratta or are we satisfied to head into the season with lukaku, rashford, martial?


1.) 11 Jul 2017 11:12:34
I think we need to pay upwards of £70m to replace Rooney's 8 goals last season.

2.) 11 Jul 2017 11:22:47
A wide forward such as Perisic or wait on Griezmann is likely.

3.) 11 Jul 2017 12:51:34
I honestly think Pereira could replace rooney if given the chance.

4.) 11 Jul 2017 15:22:44
In my opinion, we need another striker and a wide man. Morata would be perfect as he links up well and is different from Lukaku.




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29 Dec 2017 20:09:46
Apparently we have offered £70 million and mhktaryan but juventus want around £86 million.




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10 Dec 2017 06:48:16
Aren't we better off moving pogba to play as the attacking midfielder to free him up a little from the defensive duties and bringing in another box to box midfielder if mourinho is not happy with Herrera?




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05 Jul 2017 12:54:25
Thanks ed002.





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30 May 2018 10:43:40
I forgot I added another toxic comment so I will add to my reply
I also thought this would be a crucial window as we finished nearly 20 points behind city who are going to strengthen, arsenal and Chelsea will spend some money to climb back up the table and liverpool and spurs will add to their squad to try and catch city as well
I fail to see how anything I said can be seen as toxic but as I said, I'm done for a while now.




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30 May 2018 10:38:51
Wow die red! You just proved in one post why I hardly ever post on here and find myself visiting a bit less. Not at any point did I mention where we finished in the league this year, I'm of the opinion that the league table doesn't lie and we deserved second place.

I'm far from a toxic and will continually back the manager and the club, as I'm a Manchester United supporter.

I seem to remember we had a small interest in fabinho but he was not first choice and very unlikely. I may be wrong obviously. I was more asking for an opinion on both players as I don't have the time to watch any games outside of United and also thought a nice little discussion on something other than how boring we are and how much people don't like Mourinho would have been good but I was wrong.

Well that will do me for a while on here then.




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29 May 2018 23:49:29
We will see mate, it's a crucial window this one, get it wrong and we may be out of the top 4 come this time next year as all the top 6 seem like they will spend big and improve their squads.




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29 May 2018 22:13:05
Yer I saw that GDS2, it's going to be another interesting transfer window, a lot of money is going to be spent.




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01 May 2018 22:11:22
The thing about this real team is they have been there and done it, 3 times in the last 4 years. They know how to handle the big occasion and will probably get the job done again.