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18 Jan 2018 16:21:31
After Wengers quotes I feel the deal is nearly done.

Alexis is a fantastic player. I remember being on the site years ago when he was still at Udinese and we were all hopefull of getting him then. Football porn was the term thrown around.

Money wise. couldn't give a toss. Like any business, if you head hunt someone from a rival you have to be prepared to pay. Sanchez is well within his rights to get the best deal for him and if United are happy to offer it, wheres the problem?

Yes he's 29. But he's fit as a fiddle. Works his balls off and can unlock any defence in the world.

Was I the only fan looking at the Alexis/ city deal a few months ago brimming with jelousy? I doubt it. I hated the feeling that one of the best players in the world was available and we hadnt been mentioned! If that kind of calibre of player is available we should be going for him. I would have been pissed if we never even made an enquiry. We did and now he's on his way.

Fans need to get over the money side of things. We try to educate ourselves but in reality, we have little understanding of how a club is run. Let alone one the size of united.

So sit back, keep checking your phone and wait for Alexis to be holding our number 7 shirt.

Any other teams fans knocking the deal is just jelous and rightly so.


1.) 18 Jan 2018 16:35:44
Spot on :)

2.) 18 Jan 2018 17:02:37
Great post mate. Couldn't have put it better myself. If the club couldn't afford to get Sanchez and pay him, they wouldn't. Simple.

Ask yourselves this, would you rather have Sanchez or not? I know what I pick.

3.) 18 Jan 2018 19:48:44
Totally agree James Mack. Just wish they would get the deal done and dusted. Saw the tweet Lingard put on regarding Sanchez medical . Wonder if he finds it funny losing his place in the team. Pillock.
I'll keep my mobile to hand waiting for the news of Sanchez. Data allowance allowing that is.

4.) 18 Jan 2018 21:24:47
If we can swap Mkhitaryan for Sanchez that is unbelievably good business!

5.) 19 Jan 2018 08:07:36
Top post mate! The money side of things doesn't matter, we will make enough money in Sanchez 7 strips sold to make the transfer fee back. Great to be linked with a top name and to get him especially.

Welcome to the club, Alexis!

6.) 19 Jan 2018 08:54:36
People only care about cash if they have an issue with the player.
Good player Sanchez and could be the cherry on top of what is a very good squad .
Good time to kick on in the second half of the season.

7.) 19 Jan 2018 09:28:36
Rock the red, on current form I don't see Lingard losing his place to Sanchez.

I think we'll see Pogba and Matic in midfield, with Lukaku up top. Then Sanchez, Lingard and one of Martial or Rashford behind Lukaku.

Lingard is probably one of our most in form players right now.

8.) 19 Jan 2018 10:10:42
I posted on the teams page the other day that this could evolve into 2 up top. With lukaku and sanchez up top, a number 10 and then 3 in midfield of pogba, matic and another. Martial and rashfors offer width if we need to change things and both can play top. Or its just a 433.

Sanchez offers a lot tactically. Its a no brainer.



17 Jul 2015 18:19:37
Bbc reporting that unless we get Ramos that De Gea is staying another year.

We might lose ;20 mill but I'm happy that Real can't expect to get their way every time. 20 mill is nothing to a club our size. With the kit deal kicking in and European money, we won't miss it.

Hope we stick to our guns and Ddg has a blinder of a season and he leaves a champion once again. He has not forced the move and there is always that ray of hope he signs an extension to at least get his worth next summer.


1.) 17 Jul 2015 19:10:18
It would be nice if they had the same stance with psg for di Maria either keep him or tell them to pay what we paid for him their desperate for him and we don't want to sell I think we should keep him now we have the players to bring out the best in him we shld not take a loss of 15 million

2.) 17 Jul 2015 19:18:23
This is going to go on till the last day of the transfer window. Utd have a contingency in place if it does, I think it's paying oblak's release clause!! Could one of the eds confirm if they know of a release clause in lloris's contract too, I've been told that it also includes one.

3.) 17 Jul 2015 19:43:55
if he doesn't sign a new contract i would sell him and buy a new keeper as soon as

4.) 17 Jul 2015 20:01:55
DDG should just either stay or leave. Make him rot in the bench. Had enough of it already.

5.) 17 Jul 2015 20:25:50
Why should he 'rot' on the bench? He's not asked to leave. He's not refusing to play or publicly slating the club. He's a young Spanish lad that wants to go back home. He's given years of loyal service, has been happy with 60k a week and pretty much single handedly assured us champions league football this season.

What an absurd comment.

6.) 17 Jul 2015 20:28:19
I totally agree de gea is a fantastic gk and I really hope he stays but the last thing we need is for him to leave near theend of the transfer window and we can't get anyone else in

7.) 17 Jul 2015 20:56:57
I love the stance of not selling him, DDG has never said he is unhappy here just that he would like to go to madrid, the fans won't turn on him, he will continue to play well and if he leaves on a free we don't lose anything, we never had the money and his value will have been written off. If he plays like he did the last 2 years and we have a much better side in front of him he could win us the league, I would take a 20 million loss to win the league any day of the week.

8.) 17 Jul 2015 21:01:45
Make him rot on the bench? Great fan!

9.) 17 Jul 2015 21:09:56
I'm sure I'm probably wrong but I saw somewhere we'd only have to sell di Maria for 48 million to break even.

10.) 17 Jul 2015 21:22:41
Does anyone really think we'll be teaching RM a lesson by not selling DDG now! They are happy to wait and will get him for nothing next year. In the meantime his commitment to us may weaken and other players will know he wants out. We should stop posturing and sell him to RM now.

11.) 17 Jul 2015 21:41:28
Guys don't be so naive. If you really thought he hasn't said anything publicly is out of respect, you are kidding yourselves. Due to the complexity of the dealings he realized United was not going to budge, so if he were to stay due to contract agreement he didn't want to make a bad name for himself for the remaining year. I respect him for making us reach 4th. Hands down he played the most part in it. But, he shouldn't hide his inner want and think us for fools to now know it. He should have made his intention clear than have us fans sweat all summer and plead to him. He is not saying anything because that's bad for the deal. He stills expect to leave if possible this summer. That's the real thing here. Don't fool yourselves.

12.) 17 Jul 2015 22:56:17
Think the bloke has handled the whole thing well as the club have.

If he stays for a year and performs how he has been that's fine by me and it will also be nice to have Madrid dance to our tune they are the biggest bully in the playground( with us being perhaps 2nd 😜)

13.) 18 Jul 2015 00:09:40
I'm with Dean 100% dg has handled it all right on the line and very professional and so have the club. No name calling or any 'sterling' behavior just an air of professionalism and class with no fingers being pointed. The club have stood staunch and shown that they won't be bullied and you've got to wonder whether van gaal has brought that to the table, he's definitely a not messing about character who's obviously respected in international football circles. I think he could lead us right into another period of domination.personally I'm proper made up how things are going at the min and I think that's how by far the majority of the club feel.I can't wait to see what happens over the next few weeks

14.) 18 Jul 2015 00:51:50
De Gea is contracted to United for a further 12 months. I think some folk are forgetting he's no obligation to sign a new deal just so we can get a decent fee for him.

I believe he will honour the last year of his contract as he's honoured the rest: professionally.

I read De Gea's family wanted him to return home to Madrid well over a year ago and they are annoyed that Jorge Mendes hasn't been able to extract him earlier, especially as De Gea has turned down several improved wage offers.

De Gea will return home to Madrid at some point. That should either be now for the £25m+ that would be appropriate or next year for nothing. Either way I do think Woodward has played his hand well with Real. One could argue we should be putting young talents on longer than 4/5 year contracts if we expect them to be first teamers. If we had done with DDG the dynamic would be different, I.e, Real would be looking at £40m+ to sign him irrespective of the fact he / his family may still want him to return home.

15.) 18 Jul 2015 08:57:20
RedatHeart - it's ages since I've posted here but I feel I have to respond to you.

DDG wants to go back to Madrid for personal reasons and because he wants to play for Real. He's Spanish. Of course he wants to play for Real if he gets the chance. Why should that upset us? What's your view on Schneiderlin and his lack of loyalty to Southampton? What about Sterling? Hey, he was honest in the way he behaved, right?

It doesn't matter what DDG wants or thinks. He is behaving professionally and treating his existing contract with respect, so we should all respect him for that in return.

16.) 18 Jul 2015 19:18:25
Its 100% certain that DDG will leave this summer.
There is no chance the glazers would throw away 20 million (its what he's worth with a year left on his contract) - they are business men - not fans - never forget that

17.) 18 Jul 2015 23:14:06

It's not 100% certain at all, don't talk rubbish. Would you stake your house on it?




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10 Aug 2018 09:02:52
Right. Window over. Would have liked maybe one or two more but Jose has to play te hand he's dealt now. Down to business tonight.
Before last season I was excited. If it all clicked I thought we could have had great season. We have the same squad add in Sanchez (who with a decent rest could be a new signing on his own) Fred, who could bring that energy to midfield that its lacking and A. Perreria who I've been looking forward to getting his chance to shine.
Shaw could pull his finger out and hit the form we saw pre injury.
Lindeloff has had a good world cup and was good for last part of last season.
Pogba is on a high from the world cup.
Lukaku will only get better.
Martial has something to prove.

We still have the makings of a good season ahead of us. I don't expect City to romp it like last season. Lower teams showed you have to take a risk and take the game to them and I expect more teams to go for it after sitting back and still getting whooped by four or five.
Leicester tonight. Not an easy 3 points but it should still be. A game at a time and you never know. GGMU!




08 Aug 2018 21:20:51
Just some hypothetical thinking.

Jose is sour because the club have not backed him in the market since he arrived. This lack of faith shows that the club are waiting for him to go. Pogba, Bailey and Lukaku were club signings. Players that the club bosses beleive are Man United players. Jose has a preffered type of player and the only one he has brought in in that style, is Matic. Even that was a win win for the board. Jose got a player that he really likes, which kept him sweet. In turn we got a happy (ish) manager and a midefielder who can do a job for 3 years, at a good price and who will be ready to be replaced when they beleive Jose leaves.
Sanchez, again was a win win. A player who we all agree coukd be a great number 7 for the club if it all clicks and a player Jose knows will fight for every ball and not stop working.
To Jose it shows the club never beleived in him from the start. He was fighting a losing battle and had people at the club waiting for him to jack it all in from the beginning and refusing to buy Jose his type players for fear the fans will label it boring again and revolt like LVG.
No wonder he's pissed if any of that is partially true. But like I said hypithetical thinking.


1.) 09 Aug 2018 02:02:18
They wouldn't have brought him in then spent silly money and given him ANOTHER 4 years if they didn't believe in him.

2.) 09 Aug 2018 07:03:50
They brought Jose in out of panic after LVG got ran out by the fans. Jose was appointed to make us happy after LVG but the club never wanted him. Ed002 has said that numerous times. And what's a contract worth in this day and age?



08 Aug 2018 08:38:20
If no more players come in, should Wooward go? Or at least change his role changes to focus on the commercial side.
This is not the only window where we are too slow in the market. Fellani as a panic buy shows that. There has to be questions raised on the football side of things. We are one of the powers of world football yet have no clear direction regarding transfers.


1.) 08 Aug 2018 08:57:49
TheSe same questions are asked every transfer window.

It’s the owners that need to change first in my opinion. We could do with football men running the club again.

2.) 08 Aug 2018 09:12:25
Yes he should go. He was given a list and how many has he managed? A veteran goalkeeper from a relegated team, a youngster from a known selling club and a guy from another known selling club. Hardly difficult to pull any of those off. Yet the big targets he's failed. The owners need to go but they know their secure.

3.) 08 Aug 2018 09:46:35
is getting rid of woodward really going to sort things out? not so sure and personally think he is commercially spot on but we urgently need a Director of football as a liason. Secondly JM has to shoulder some of the blame for the performances (not Necessarily the results) and the clubs infastructure . Look at the progress of teams around us, euro clubs and learn : as a club we have become complacent as if we were forever invincible but in fairness the progress has been minimal since well before SAF retired and has in fact went backover since he and gill left. The sulking doesn't cut it but the seemingly lack of passion from the manager gives a feeling of doom and gloom in the camp.

4.) 08 Aug 2018 10:05:55
A director of football would mean replacing Woodward at least in terms of the football side and transfers. As you say we've become complacent well where has that come from. can't blame any of the managers for that. That's come from above.

5.) 08 Aug 2018 10:13:19
So people think transfer are just down to Woodward eh.

6.) 08 Aug 2018 10:21:43
He's given the list to work on. He's failed. Again.

7.) 08 Aug 2018 11:03:01
It doesn't work like that pal.

8.) 08 Aug 2018 11:16:48
So hows it work Mr expert.

9.) 08 Aug 2018 11:41:19
It's not down to one person.

10.) 08 Aug 2018 12:31:22
I would imagine the DoF would be a link between Jm and woodward with Woodward concentrating on money and board matters. Obviously there would be legal team and others in on the action insurers, medics etc .

11.) 08 Aug 2018 13:19:29
Either way there's still been a failure this summer. And the buck stops with 1 person. And don't call me pal.



04 Jul 2018 23:29:56
Not sure if anyone has said the same but been thinking that Loftus Cheek is a Jose type player. Strong and technically sound. Would work well in rotation with the players we have now and he still has the potential to push on. Probably talking 40mill plus now but Jose isn't Herrera's biggest fan and he would command good money. Maybe a bit of amworld cup fever but he definately had a solid season.


1.) 05 Jul 2018 09:27:24
Massive fan of his James and think he would be a great signing. Correct me if I’m wrong but didn’t Jose give him his debut? If not, he seems a Jose type player and if he is going to leaving Chelsea I would like to see us be in for him.

2.) 05 Jul 2018 10:35:48
Would have been a great option for our midfield. Someone who could actually start a game and play football, instead of coming on for ten minutes to scare the opposition, lose the ball and give away penalties.

3.) 05 Jul 2018 13:09:41
Not for me I'm afraid, another big cumbersome player with no pace.

4.) 05 Jul 2018 20:51:26
In response to aaa I believe for a mid in his position he’s got enough pace along with is power it makes it enough since when do u have to have plenty of pace.

5.) 05 Jul 2018 21:18:03
We need mobile players in midfield as we already have matic pogba mctominay who are big players. We need to mix these with quick and mobile midfielders.



17 Jun 2018 08:16:24
Just catching up but have to say that Ronaldo debate yesterday was a joke. couldn't hack the Prem? Unreal. We just had a 35 year old Zlatan bury 27 goals in a season. Ronaldo is a freak. He can't be measured with the same measuring stick. Top of my head the lad has never had more than 5 months out injured in his whole career.
People say his pace has gone. Has it? While he may not be lightning anymore he is still rapid. Look at his sprints next to some defenders. Its explosive speed over a short distance. He is saving himself for the right moments. He knows his body. If you watch Messi, he pretty much stands still without the ball.
Ronaldo would still do the business here. He would cause defenders nightmares the night before a game on reputation alone.
He won't come back though. he's done it all at United and Madrid. Ronaldo never strikes me as a guy who looks back. Always forward.


1.) 17 Jun 2018 09:21:20
He's been looking back plenty whenever he wants a new contract though.

2.) 17 Jun 2018 09:41:17
I've got no problem praising Ronaldo for his immense achievements and his brilliance over the years - he did well the other night, nothing more. But if a Mexican player scored 3 goals like that today, there would be 0.0001% amount of praise being dished out. I think people are being swayed by the tabloid headlines, he actually didn't do much.

Ronaldo's general performances have been getting worse as time goes on, you barely notice he is playing most games - you barely see him beat a man as well - he is just clinical now and how many chances do we create? Signing him would be a massive mistake, entirely the wrong type of player we need. We don't get many penalties and those DDG mistakes are once in a blue moon things, so is his scoring of freekicks. So based on that is he really that necessary?

If Oleg Salenko was about today and scored 5 in one game I can just imagine the fans wanting the chequebook out - it's just media overkill corrupting people.

BTW - All we ever hear from Ronaldo and his agent is how he wants/ wanted to come back to Utd, during contract negotiations time of course. I have never heard a player 'look back' with their comments as much as Ronaldo - has there ever been a bigger tease? So because he scored a hattrick on the big-stage we can just say whatever we like about him now, so long as it is over-the-top nice even if it contradicts facts about how he has carried on since he left us?

I literally can't believe the over reaction to a pretty poor hattrick aside from the freekick, which again was against his typical record, throw enough darts at the board! You can see freekicks like that scored walking the dog, it happens often - several others scored in the WC already! It was good, it was dramatic, but come on - that is the criteria of still being World Class?

We are also not as good as Madrid as well, or as bad as Portugal (we have other people that want the ball as well) - he would see the ball less, get far less chances and is physically declining. The fear-factor would wane within weeks, the media circus would be horrible, not too sure he would fit a style that we play either to be honest as he struggles to beat a man now and he would have little support. Seriously I'd rather keep Lukaku.

3.) 17 Jun 2018 10:07:03
Can see Real signing Ronaldo on again as if they let him go he could haunt them badly but if anywhere in Europe I can see a Ronaldo to PSG and Neymar to Real deal happening, maybe not a swap but the players going in those directions.
Ronaldo in the Prem, I dunno, if he was CF at City opening Liverpool then he prob would be just as devastating because he is so clinical and those teams create bucket loads of chances but he won’t join them and only United in the Prem but as Beast says how many chances do we actually create, RedRom would have to make way, his wages would be ridiculous, it just wouldn’t work for me.
Brilliant player for us and gone onto unbelievable heights, for me he is prob the best player of all time, maradona, Pele, Best up there, he’s outstripped Messi now for me, done it in La Liga, the Prem, International, 5 ballon dors, prob be a 6th, half way to a golden boot already, can’t say enough about how he looks after himself and what he achieved, but as crazy as it sounds after saying all that I wouldn’t want him back as it’s just not right now.

4.) 17 Jun 2018 10:37:47
Never heard a player being criticised for being ‘just clinical’ before. Said it before and I’ll say it again. Nobody at our club is anywhere near as good as him.

5.) 17 Jun 2018 10:58:39
Clinton N'Jie started the season with 6 shots, 5 goals, all 6 on target, that's somebody that was 'just clinical'. Sign him up!

Our old favourite Wazzer was the 3rd most clinical player in the league last season. 21.5% shot conversion apparently. Not sure how much else he brought to the table.

6.) 17 Jun 2018 11:54:27
The guy remains phenomenal. I'm sure he could contribute in the prem for a couple of years. I don't care how it happened but scoring 3 goals against Spain is extraordinary and something inconceivable for any English player (I hope to be proved wrong during the next month) . But the reality is his overall contribution will decline markedly every year, while the attention demands of his massive ego and the constant press attention will probably not. His massive salary will reduce funds needed for investments in new players and will block the natural progression of younger players and the team in general. A reunion between United and Ronaldo is just a piece of nostalgic twaddle. It won't and shouldn't happen. It can only end badly.

{Ed002's Note - I would not hold your breath about Ronaldo returning to MU.}




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01 Aug 2018 16:26:32
Id bang his head if I had the chance. Prat.




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19 Jan 2018 10:10:42
I posted on the teams page the other day that this could evolve into 2 up top. With lukaku and sanchez up top, a number 10 and then 3 in midfield of pogba, matic and another. Martial and rashfors offer width if we need to change things and both can play top. Or its just a 433.

Sanchez offers a lot tactically. Its a no brainer.




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22 Aug 2017 16:57:54
Seen him play a few times as my mate is a Fulham fan and I take his tickets when he can't go.

Actually started as a winger but injuries forced him into full back. His has a great engine and gets up and down the line well. Needs to work on his 1 v 1 defending a little but that will come.

His brother, Steven, was rated the better prospect before a bad injury, he's at Fulham too. Apparently he is a little reluctant to leave his family and his family will not let him go anywhere that he's not looked after. Not just financially.

Not ready for us yet but a loan in both the championship and maybe another in the EPL and he would be perfect to rotate with Shaw.




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04 Aug 2017 13:02:04
Apparently, there was a photo taken with a tribute/ banner to all the Manchester victims, which happened two days before. Jones was told he had to miss it to take the test and he told them to eff off till he's had the photo taken. I think its very poor from Uefa. what's another 3 minutes in the scheme of things?





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09 Aug 2018 22:52:55
Congrats on the little one pal. Hooefully the season goes better than we all thought and we can all have a laugh again soon.




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09 Aug 2018 07:03:50
They brought Jose in out of panic after LVG got ran out by the fans. Jose was appointed to make us happy after LVG but the club never wanted him. Ed002 has said that numerous times. And what's a contract worth in this day and age?




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29 Jul 2018 22:40:29
Its Jose. What more can we say? Is there better out there who are available? I'm not so sure. Is the club in the best shape since SAF left? No doubt.
End of the day its about actually playing the game. After really thinking about it, I can't call for a manager to be sacked before a ball is kicked. Especially with the lack of options we have. Its a big job and we can't get someone in who isn't up to it. The last 5 years have shown that. It dosnt take a lot these days to wreck a club but it takes the best part of a decade to recover. Give Jose until Xmas unless results don't go our way. Is that not the most logical way to look at it?




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29 Jul 2018 22:32:13
Hiw about DDG 2015 -? I shudder to think where we woukd be without him. 12-15 points a season Keeper.




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28 Jul 2018 17:34:00
Na I get that. It will be the scousers I work with pissing themselves and I can't be bothered to hear it Ed lol.


{Ed025's Note - i dont blame you mate..