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06 Aug 2017 17:50:53
Read somewhere that United want Sergi Roberto (personally I think it's bull news just made for the sake of selling papers) . But I just love the guy, so much talent and can play a couple of positions. Doesn't get the game time he wants at Barcelona but can't see him getting minutes at United either.


1.) 07 Aug 2017 00:10:31
He was constantly played out of position at Barcelona is the press are to be believed 40m euros is far too much.

2.) 07 Aug 2017 12:49:53
Sounds like Barcelona trying to use Utd to get him sold.



31 May 2015 18:48:59
What happened to the young RB we have on loan to Real Madrid B. I think Varela was his name.





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21 Oct 2017 15:41:59
It was a nice fight for the title this year. Last year it was 3 games but this time we gave tough competition till October.
Let's be honest I don't see City dropping points with their attack.


1.) 21 Oct 2017 17:12:02

I’ll be you any money you want that city don’t go through the whole season without dropping any points.

2.) 21 Oct 2017 17:54:27
If a team relies on other teams dropping points then the race is already half lost.
But still if we have to talk about it, then with their depth and style of play I don't see City being beaten so easily. Of course they will drop points but those will be very few compared to us.



25 Sep 2017 12:28:22
Dybala is in some fine form these days.


1.) 25 Sep 2017 12:34:08
I think he's "worth" more than any team can afford to pay.

2.) 25 Sep 2017 12:44:24
He is playing really well and scoring, has All ready nearly got as many as last season .
Pjanic is also a star in that juve team, great player.

3.) 25 Sep 2017 16:35:07
Looking like he's going to be one hell of a player. I'd love to see him paired with Lukaku for us. But I think he'll end up at Real Madrid or Barcelona sadly. God knows what he's worth in today's market, has to probably be north of 150m now.

4.) 25 Sep 2017 16:47:29
Didn't we recently employ someone from juventus who dealt with the recruitment there? I believe he was heavily involved in buying Dybala originally? For those of us who wants some straws to clutch at.

5.) 26 Sep 2017 07:37:56
Funny part is that dybala earns less than Lingard.



29 Aug 2017 10:43:23
The most important thing to come out of Arsenal's thrashing is United fans going mental to sign Alexis Sanchez. So many tweets asking the club to announce Sanchez.


1.) 29 Aug 2017 11:05:29
I cringe at all them tweets, you can tell it's a bunch of armchair fans who never go to games just demanding new players yet give nothing back to the club.

2.) 29 Aug 2017 11:51:58
Why would everyone of them be "armchair fans"

Does it make anyone less of a fan because they don't go to the games?

Does it make me less of a fan because I no longer have my season ticket.

I still watch every game and buy the top doesn't mean I'm less of a fan than someone who goes to every game.

I still pay a subscription to the tv company's and internet provider who I use to watch the games.

3.) 29 Aug 2017 13:06:07

{Ed004's Note - We have had this debate before and it gets very tedious quickly}

4.) 29 Aug 2017 13:21:29
My dads bigger than your dad.

5.) 29 Aug 2017 13:55:22
I wasn't wanting a debate ed004 I just said my opinion on the transfer beggers on Twitter. If an arm chair fan has took it personally than I apologise for that.

6.) 29 Aug 2017 16:05:26
Yh we settled this debate ages ago and came to the consensus that i am the ultimate united fan as i sleep in man united branded pyjamas.

7.) 29 Aug 2017 16:39:37
Stretford "arm chair fan" hasn't offended me as I don't consider myself to be an armchair fan nor anyone else to be one that doesn't have a season ticket.

If it wasn't for the billions of arm chair fans and there worthless pennies as you call them the club wouldn't be anywhere near the club we are.

8.) 29 Aug 2017 18:00:12
I hate when people talk about 'arm chair fans' and 'deadwood players'. so are we saying that you can only support a club when you hold a season ticket? Does it mean you support our club more because you don't go everyweek? No it doesn't.

9.) 29 Aug 2017 18:34:39
There will always be fans that think they are better fans or support the cub in a better way than the next man. Unfortunatly we see comments like that on here from time to time. Its hard to ignore the arrogance and ignorance of such statements but you have to understand that they are probably coming from very small minded arrogant people full of their own importance.

{Ed001's Note - don't worry ken, I deleted the bit where you said you know you are a far better fan than any of them..... ;-)

10.) 29 Aug 2017 20:19:41
Without the so called armchair fans and the mountains of cash that they pay in tv subscriptions to watch their clubs then the ridiculous amounts of money we all spend on players wouldn't exist.

Also I will say this I'm an armchair fan I only get to go about 6/ 7 times a season and it's a massive deal for me to go at a lot of expense I can assure you that I love the club as much as anyone including the "real fans"

11.) 29 Aug 2017 23:06:52
Thanks 001 but everybody supports the club in their own way. We will all disagree on team selection on players ability and contribution. We will agree and disagree with players bought and sold and managerial appointments etc etc. But at the end of the day we all want the same thing and that is for the club to be thriving, succesful and hope that the club and all its staff conduct themselves in a good manner so that we can all continue to be proud of the club we love. I sort if assume that is what 99% of supporters want for and from their club of choice.

{Ed001's Note - I know mate I was kidding. Just to be clear I never deleted anything from ken's posts other than his declarations of undying love for me.}

12.) 30 Aug 2017 07:37:59
Stop it ed😁.

{Ed001's Note - ooops sorry, was it meant to be a secret?}



28 Aug 2017 15:26:37
I haven't followed the Serie A for last few seasons but since Perisic was linked with us, I decided to watch Inter this season. Just a couple of matches in and he looks like a very good player. Nearly everything in the Inter attack goes through him. He creates a lot of chances for others. Crossing is superb and his positioning for crosses from the other players are also quite good, always a goal threat.
Just 1 problem that he plays in a position where we already have Martial and Rashford. Don't know if he was always this good, maybe being linked to United and Mourinho has raised his confidence a lot.


1.) 28 Aug 2017 15:49:10
He's a good player in my opinion. Loads of energy, very direct, versatile, can score and assist. I agree, we have Martial and Rashford, who both look up for it this season and I think we need a right back more. I reckon United have probably moved on now. But he is a Premiership type player. He fell out with Klopp at Dortmund. Klopp said he was immature.

2.) 28 Aug 2017 16:25:33
Sailor. I've watched a lot of Italian football and Perisic has always been the standout performer in their team. He's an excellent player.
I disagree about martial and Rashford in as far as neither of them are wingers. They don't stretch the attack and they certainly don't want to go to the byline to cross the ball. Neither has good crossing ability. And both have a tendency to come inside as they're not natural wingers.
United lack a natural winger and that's why it is imperative that we buy one in this window. Other choices are Bale (overrated and injury prone), Robben (superb and I would love him in our team) . Lemar (excellent and young and bags of potential) . Sanchez (United don't seem to have interest in him at all) .
So hope we get a winger. And a left back before the window closes.

3.) 28 Aug 2017 16:34:37
What he would have brought us is a wide player that would stay wide, look to get past the outside of the full back and deliver a cross. Most wide players from Messi downwards want to cut in and attack the penalty area.
As we have a team of many towers having someone who could deliver a telling cross would have given us an alternative to the wide player that rarely looks to cross.

4.) 28 Aug 2017 16:59:09
Agree with all of the above posts. He is a very good player only a few on here were saying he was not good enough. The issue most people had i think is that they want martial or rash to make that their position. But perisic gives a completely different option to those 2 as he plays differently. I see the merit in having him here but that ship has sailed it looks like and to be fair rash and martial are delivering.
When i look at the team i see 3 glaring positions that we are short on top quality and also very short on top quailty cover. Both full back positions and a winger. Not going to get them all done but i'm hoping that at least one of those areas is addressed before this window closes. So far we have only used 12 starting players.

5.) 28 Aug 2017 17:27:54
I agree that he would give us something new but it's just that many would want Rashford and martial to succeed in that position. I haven't seen him play on the right side but if he can then he would have been a great addition.

6.) 28 Aug 2017 18:45:37
Would of given us a different option but no better than what we have imo, not surprised we never bought him to be honest .
Mata played well last season and has continued to this season started every game ( unlike martial and rash ) and plays an important part . His movement creating space is a great fit with lukaku and miki .
Rash and martial will continue to improve with the game time they are getting that's how you develop a player .
3 games 10 goals 6 different scorers .
Jose doesn't tend to change a winning team .
Squad looks good team playing well proving a few wrong and making a few look a bit silly .
Long may it continue.

7.) 28 Aug 2017 18:56:07
jred - I think the not signing Perisic has everything to do with us not agreeing a fee. Jose wanted him and this is one Ed Woodward really did mess up as we could have signed him for a lot less than Inter are asking for him now, if we signing him in June (or in principle rather) .

But I do agree that it may well be a blessing in disguise. Perisic isn't young and may fade after a season or two much like Van Persie. Also I am with you, I like Martial this season, he looks determined and Rash needs to play also. Perhaps it'll be better to wait 12 months and see if Griezmann can be convinced to join.

8.) 28 Aug 2017 19:02:01
If we had of really wanted him we could of bought him, would of been a different option but not important imo and I'm not surprised we never went that extra mile to get him .
He would of been another option nothing more imo .
As Jose said LAST week
“Probably the player I was looking for wasn’t a pure winger because I have pure wingers. Probably the player I was looking for was a player that allows me to play with three at the back and have a wing-back. ”
He would of give us an other option but Jose has set the attack to play like it is and its working.

9.) 28 Aug 2017 19:29:11
I had a feeling Jose wanted to play with three at the back. Hence the Garay interest. Also our interest in fullbacks who can get forward.

I guess we'll keep Smalling and Young now for another season. Young can play as wing-back either side and Smalling instead of Garay?

10.) 28 Aug 2017 20:01:20
I haven't really read or seen Jose mention a full back .
Not sure we need garay or any cb after signing lindelof.
3 at the May be an option for some games but I still think 4231 will be the formation of choice.

11.) 28 Aug 2017 20:12:28
May yet be a surprise but I think our interest in perisic has moved on.

12.) 28 Aug 2017 20:36:00
We've been actively looking at fullbacks for months. Rose, Aurier, Semedo, Sessegnon to name a few. I'm sure there are more. Jose never mentions a player by name and you shouldn't take everything he says as gospel, he's very clever at using the media. The fact we have signed Lindelof hasn't stopped us looking at CB's too. Garay and a Spanish guy Ed002 said.

Also looked at left forwards too according to the editor. So it may not be what we want to hear being fans of Martial and Rash, however it hasn't stopped it being true that Jose wants one. We'll play 4231 mainly I'm sure, 433 sometimes, depending on opponent. We won't buy anyone for the sake of it. Only someone who adds something to our team. So chances are our business is done.

13.) 28 Aug 2017 20:56:35
Jose said what was going to happen in the Jan window and it did, said before the summer window what he wanted and we have again done it . always a lot of rumours around United tho and we will always be looking and evaluating players .
Said last week he wanted a player that would give him a different option which perisic can, played as a wing back many times for Croatia.
But I don't see us playing 3 at the back that often so prob wasn't a necessity more a nice to have .
Said he had wingers, attack wise I think we are set up the way he wants, 10 goals in 3 games.

14.) 28 Aug 2017 21:19:29
He's very much two footed sailor, if he was to sign he could easily play on the right.

15.) 28 Aug 2017 21:22:51
We wanted Aurier but he chose Spurs. That's not a rumour, it's confirmed. Apparently he was sold on the Spurs project and chose them after agreeing terms with us. Not sure he would have been good for the dressing room anyway like you said.

I think what it is, Valencia is 32 and has an ice-pack strapped to his knee after every game. We need an attacking option as cover and to replace him long term. Darmian is not great going forward and certainly not in Jose's long term plans. On the left Shaw is injury prone and hasn't kicked on. Blind is too slow at getting forward. We certainly need cover there too. It's not rumours we have been looking at fullbacks. We have been looking at fullbacks who can get forward and add width. We'll probably get desperate and use Young. It's very clear our weakest areas are our fullbacks. I'm hoping Shaw can kick on as I think he can be a very good player, but it hasn't stopped Jose looking at other left backs this summer.

That being said is there any available better than Valencia or Shaw? I'm not convinced. So we probably won't sign one until next summer now. But we'll see. It's clear Darmian and Young have been taken off the transfer list for now.

16.) 28 Aug 2017 21:32:33
Oh and Fabinho.

17.) 28 Aug 2017 21:59:40
Retorts today syd that aurier wants utd but spurs have offered more which is possibly why the deal has not been done. He wants united his club want to sell to spurs the higher bidder.
But the links to rose. Fabhino. Semedo have all been true according to ed002 so best to ignore anyone saying otherwise.
Stevie wonder can see that we are weak in the full back dept but its not easy to het the players we want. If valencia gets injured lindelof can play right back I've only seen him play there a couple of times for sweden. Looking forward to his debut against Basel it will be great to have him up to speed because i see jones has an injury already which is a shame but rather predictable let's hope its something he can recover from over the intl break.

18.) 28 Aug 2017 22:20:59
Yes apparently Levy is good pals with Aurier's agent Zinhavi.

Do you think Jones is really injured or is this Jose protecting him?

Also wouldn't Lindelof be a defensive fullback? I think we need an attacking one personally, but it's good he can cover there.

19.) 28 Aug 2017 23:30:00
Not sure how good he is going forward syd intl footie never a great barometer. interesting jose says he will start v basle i think he is giving him time to adjust to the intensity of training for the epl good management imo. I saw him live pre season here in dublin and he played in a back 3 and was very comfortable on the ball snd looked good but it was not a game played at a high oace. He was scouted for 18 months jose knows how to pick a defender i have high hopes.

20.) 29 Aug 2017 00:03:22
Jones and Bailly are banned for Basel aren't they? And Rojo injured So Smalling and Lindelof will have to play.

21.) 29 Aug 2017 04:27:25
Links rumours blah blah blah .
We look at a lot of players plan for the future and what ifs .
Jose been on the money in what he wants
I thought Jones had been passed fit to play fir England.



26 Aug 2017 16:15:27
Anyone knows how many players we have out of contract after this season? I know of Fellaini, Shaw, Young, Andreas pereira.
Don't care about others but I have a feeling pereira won't sign if he doesn't get enough game time his season which I feel would be the case. Does he have a 1 year extension in his contract and how does it work?


1.) 26 Aug 2017 16:36:24
You can add herrera and mata to that list.
Typically the 1 year option means thst the club have an option of triggering a 1 year extention to a contract before it expires if that clause exists in the contract. They did it on fellaini last season and i know its in matas and herreras not sure about the the others.

2.) 26 Aug 2017 17:27:37
Yes forgot about Ander. I expect contract extension shouldn't be a problem with all the first team players. Thanks for explaining the 1 year additional thing.




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04 Sep 2017 18:56:02
Just because we don't have Griezman doesn't make him better than Mkhi and Mata. We've waited whole of last season for Mkhitaryan to get familiar to the league and it doesn't make sense to shift him to the right for someone who isn't even at the club. Who knows what will happen till next summer. Maybe Monaco produce one more world class player and we go all out for him rather than Griezman.




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29 Aug 2017 13:19:13
It's a nearly done deal to City. All that is holding the transfer is Arsenal's last bit of self respect. Once they come up with how to face the fans, the deal will go through.




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28 Aug 2017 15:28:36
Is this confirmed news booger or just a rumour?




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27 Aug 2017 22:03:22
From what I know mbappe is going to PSG for €180m which has been halted by the UEFA for some reason so now they are trying for a loan with future buying.
So this will rule out move to Real.




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25 Aug 2017 23:17:11
Rosa, Free transfers are more of a Liverpool thing, so maybe Arda Turan is heading there.





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21 Oct 2017 17:54:27
If a team relies on other teams dropping points then the race is already half lost.
But still if we have to talk about it, then with their depth and style of play I don't see City being beaten so easily. Of course they will drop points but those will be very few compared to us.




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26 Sep 2017 07:37:56
Funny part is that dybala earns less than Lingard.




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19 Sep 2017 18:22:16
Lukaku was £75m.




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04 Sep 2017 18:58:37
Mctominay, Rashford, Joel and Tuanzebe are included in he B list as all are under 21.




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30 Aug 2017 16:39:02
In this market and considering his age and performances for Real, Asensio would cost £200m, maybe more.