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09 Jun 2017 13:37:31
It sounds like the Morata deal is happening. I think he will be a good addition. He is young, mobile, technical, intelligent, has good size, and has performed well at both Juventus and Real Madrid.


1.) 09 Jun 2017 13:55:06
225 k a week being reported. saying belotti asked for griezeman salary of 300k . maybe tabloid nonsense.

Timing of the Morata news if confirmed might take some of the sting out of Ibra moving on for some people if its announced -

Dont know much about Morata or Belotti to be honest.

My choice would be amyadingdong but that's not likely, only as I've been impressed with him each time I've seen him -some say he is a flaky character though.

2.) 09 Jun 2017 14:09:59
I seem to get the feeling we're in for both of them not just one or the other.

Has Morata been known to play out wide or is he just a central striker?

3.) 09 Jun 2017 14:13:13
Is there a sting from Zlatan moving on? He is injured until the new year and slowed down our attack all year, he had a good season for us goals wise but we would be absolutely mad to give him a new deal IMO.

4.) 09 Jun 2017 14:23:52
Dave, I would love it if United went for both the players, but I don't think that would happen. What makes you say that?

5.) 09 Jun 2017 14:43:32
Hi. not been on here for ages, Still a few that I recognise.
I just wanted to agree with GDS2.
I can't fault Ibra for the season he had but I felt he did slow our attack down a lot of the time.
I also think he's a very big personality in the dressing room and noticed that he was pulling rank over players when taking free kicks and penalties.
He's not going to be fit until the new year and it makes no sense paying someone 300 grand a week for the remainder of that season. Definitely time to move him on now
In my opinion we need a top centre forward, a top central defensive midfielder so the shackles can be taken off Pogba and let him get forward more.
We also need another centre back.

6.) 09 Jun 2017 14:47:41

Nothing really just a feeling. There's some reports stating Morata is close and ed002 has said we have a 3rd party involved in trying to secure a deal for belotti

So 2+2 = 5 probably 😂.

7.) 09 Jun 2017 14:52:46
No sting from me GDS2,but I saw more than a few on here yesterday saying he still had a part to play - i say thank you and get him off wage bill.

8.) 09 Jun 2017 14:59:53
I'm not one for worrying about the money the club spends but around £70m for a player who was worth £26m only 12 months ago and has sat on the bench since, seems ridiculous.

9.) 09 Jun 2017 15:12:19
Makes sense to go for 2 forwards with Ibra leaving. A replacement for him plus one more.

10.) 09 Jun 2017 15:20:12
Hahah! Yeah. I thought maybe you knew something that none of us did.

I hope we do get them both. It would be quite a solid front line.

Love the math! :D.

11.) 09 Jun 2017 15:25:32
I've seen a few reports that we're in for both. Seems a bit odd but with Zlatan and Rooney both seemingly off, it would do no harm in having 2 new forwards come in.
Belotti is an out and out no.9 but Morata has a bit more to his game so not identical signings.

12.) 09 Jun 2017 16:48:47
I'd prefer the one. Simply because I believe it means more playing time for rash. Unless Jose is looking for a different formation where both belotti and morata play together. But I can't see that happening.

13.) 09 Jun 2017 17:52:30
Welcome back Simo, love when some familiar names from the past come back on here, hope all is well. I remember we didn't agree on much in the past, a rest must have done you some good ;)

I wouldn't mind if we signed both Belotti and Morata if that is even an option. If we are losing zlatan and Rooney then no reason why we don't replace both of them and they are 2 players who could be brilliant for us.

Wasn't many of us moaning in 99 when we had Yorke, Cole, Solskjaer and Teddy, I wouldn't be moaning if our striker options turned out to be Morata, Rashford, Belotti and Martial, we have plenty of games to rotate. Not saying it will happen but it wouldn't annoy me if it did. Obviously not at the expense of other positions we need though, so I am guessing it will be one or the other.

14.) 09 Jun 2017 17:53:36
Welcome back simo👍
Id rather sign morata and buy greizman in jan.

15.) 09 Jun 2017 18:48:23
i wouldn't rule out a short contract if Zlatan can get fit by January 2018.

16.) 09 Jun 2017 18:54:31
Zidaniel, he has good size. 🙄.

17.) 09 Jun 2017 19:12:50
Exactly right the more we have to choose from the better. Rashford started lots of games last season and his goal return was not amazing.
Lots of potential and talent but we can't wait forever for him to be the player we require.

I remember once somebody saying what a great player Cleverly will become! There are many more to add to that list but no point as we all know who they are.
Just saying that Manchester United should not be sitting by hoping youngsters come good while other teams take the top players on and win the awards.

For the record i love Rashford and would be absolutley delighted if he scored a shitload next season and became a top player.

18.) 09 Jun 2017 21:50:43
Get them both in and switch to a diamond 442. Enough game time for them and Rashford to play upfront.

19.) 10 Jun 2017 12:05:45
To be honest, it is not surprising that Man United released Zlatan at the moment. However, when he is fit, I would not rule out Zlatan getting a contract like Valdes.

20.) 11 Jun 2017 12:25:56

Morata was worth a lot more than 25 mil mate even last year and you confuse a buyback clause to market value. He is mobile, really smart with his runs, good finisher and can set up goals and 24 years old. In this market very hard to get strikers like that. hope we get it done early.

Lukaku at 90 is what i don't want us to ever go near. Hope Chelsea buys him as it is a poor mans version of Costa at double the price :)



13 May 2017 21:16:45
Ronnie, it looks like your man Youri Tlielemans will be signing for Monaco. He was impressive in our home and away vs Anderlecht. Hope you will be alright ;)


1.) 15 May 2017 12:37:59

I know, I saw the news and was gutted!

Prob best for him though as the prem league would to tough ever though he is superb!

Few years, Monaco will make a pretty buck on him!

2.) 15 May 2017 23:19:11
Yes Ronnie, Tielemans did impress in our Europa games. He was skillful and confident, unafraid of the occasion. Maybe this will turn out well for us at Man Utd, if Monaco now may be more open to selling Fabinho.



02 Jun 2016 02:26:30
Reports are out that we are in contact with Bordeaux over their young winger Adam Ounas. He looks very talented from what I have seen, 19 yr old left-footer, nice touch on the ball, very good dribbler and passer. I like the looks of him as a prospect for the right wing.


1.) 02 Jun 2016 17:34:03
I had been watching the lad on tv, and thought, this lads got something here? The only thing I would say, he can be thrown off ball alittle too easily and would need some balking yo to do? Mind you, at 19, plenty of time?

2.) 02 Jun 2016 19:37:46
He seems a decent talent Ronnie but we already have lots of young potential in the team mate. We need a couple of reliable experienced players up there.

3.) 03 Jun 2016 13:43:35
I agree Redfaith but maybe I'm a dreamer in the fact that buy the right players, if they are good enough, they will gel!

Bringing in these players NOW will lay foundations for years to come?



15 Aug 2014 12:58:35
Cuadrado is left out of the Fiorentina squad for tomorrow's friendly against Real Madrid. So surely he is leaving, now the question is where? I am not convinced that Barca have moved on, but still hopeful he will join us.


{Ed002's Note - Don't be surprised by another option being available to him.}

1.) Ed, who is the other option? Is it BM again? Thanks.

{Ed002's Note - It will unfurl in the coming days and is dependent on a meeting in Warsaw this evening, and a couple of other players departing the club. It is going to be a busy couple of weeks.}

2.) I think the other team is Barca?

3.) Why in Warsaw Ed? Obv its nothing to do with Man Utd.


{Ed002's Note - That is where the people involved will be. If they were to be in Paris, then the meeting would be in Paris. If they were in Moscow, then the meeting would be in Moscow. You really should be able to come to grips with this without my help.}

4.) ED2. Do you think Beaky was right in the post I sent earlier (tuesday morn)?

{Ed002's Note - Speaking in tongues doesn't help. Due to circumstances and Abdelaziz Barrada, I recall my plans were disrupted and Ispent that morning morning in a business lounge at Vigo airport, then went to Barcelona, where I sat in the BA Executive lounge until I could get a flight back to England. I have no idea what you were up to.}

5.) Okay eds won't ask who the other team is.

However when you said depends on players leaving the club, did you mean Man Utd? or the unnamed club?


{Ed002's Note - Nothing to do with MU.}

6.) MS, there's another club that the Ed is referring to. I could be drastically wrong here, but I think the Schurrle out, Cuadrado in rumours may have had some legs.

7.) Chelsea need to release a foreigner, not swap one. That's why schurle may leave.

8.) I heard the other club involved is Chelsea would be just like them to sign him just because we want him haha they did it to spurs last year

9.) We're not going to sign anyone are we. We take far too long and leave it too late. Biggest club in the world? Not on the pitch by a long way.

10.) Chelsea

11.) I think, Sydney, that Chelsea need to loose one foreign player so its probably not them.
Could be Real Madrid if they manage to get PSG to buy Di Marie.

12.) The meeting is in Warsaw because Fiorentina play Real Madrid there tomorrow. Expect it will be Chelski or BM meeting with them.

13.) Syd, I think you're spot on there.

Atletico are going to have some team next year.

Especially if they can get reus.

Their Phoenix may not have finished rising just yet.

14.) I think the Ed meant that Real Madrid is the other team, considering they will play Fiorentina in Warsaw.

15.) Suspect other club will be PSG who have to juggle players around to conform to FFP.

Wonder who would be leaving PSG though? Cavani?

16.) It's Chelsea and unlike us they do not faf about they get the job done.
It's ok saying Chelsea pinch all the players that we are after but this transfer should of been done and dusted by now if LVG wanted him that badly.
Man United only have themselves to blame if they loose out on another target.
I wonder what will happen to Woodward if he fails again this transfer window, surely this can't go on?

17.) I don't think you need to worry about Chelsea with this one. There is absolutely NO way I see Schurrle leaving. He's a fan favourite and Mourinho likes him very much as well. So don't worry about us ;-)

18.) Looking at RM's right-side reinforcements and there isn't really any. Just Ramos that I can see so I guess RM could be interested in Cuadrado.

19.) Simmo, it looked like MU were making big strides trying to sign Cuadrado, but then Di Maria became available again. MU are trying to do a deal for Di Maria, so I guess the Cuadrado talks have stalled somewhat? What would be frustrating is if we end up missing out on both when we could have had potentially Cuadrado signed by now.

20.) 15 Aug 2014 17:18:42
Rather have cuadrado. Surely woody should be moved back to commercial and we bring in a dedicated transfer person.

21.) Surely an option could be that he stays at Fiorentina, no?

22.) Cuadrado is suspended that's why he's out of the squad




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05 Jan 2018 17:33:25
If the Ozil rumors are true, I would be very excited to see him come to Old Trafford. Very few players in the world can open up a good defense with their movement and passing, and Ozil is one of them.

Some have questioned a move for Ozil since he is primarily a #10, and that would push Pogba deeper. But I think it could work. Look at what Man City have done with De Bruyne and Silva, both as #8s. No one would have predicted beforehand that the City midfield cold be strong enough defensively, but they have been brilliant. It is not simply a question of whether Ozil will track back or tackle enough, it is what the manager instills in the team defensive unit as a whole. If Ozil is attainable, he is too good to pass up.


1.) 05 Jan 2018 18:16:48
I really hope we sign him zidaniel as i think he is world class and too good to pass up on a free. I would actually play him on the right like mata does with him roaming around inside with valencia/ a new rb providing the width. I don't think we would be able to do what city do with de bruyne and silva due to jose's style of play. Pep demands that the ball is kept and dominated by his teams whereas jose' teams are less possession based. we would get overrun as neither pogba or ozil are particularly effective in their defensive duties. If they were playing for pep, it would work.

2.) 05 Jan 2018 19:50:36
Fair point Park. Knowing Jose, he would probably have Ozil as a right wing, and let him roam around, and that way, still keep 3 in the middle. But if it is a 4-2-3-1, Ozil would be by far the best #10 we could play.



08 Aug 2017 22:57:22
1. The 3 back system was not effective tonight. Without wingers, we had no early pass out upon winning the ball. I think a 4-3-3 or a tight 4-4-2 would have been more effective defensively. Even a 4-2-3-1.

2. The Madrid MF was pure class. With Isco, Modric, and Kroos, that is three players who just never give the ball away and are not troubled by pressure when in possession. Pogba can hold the ball well, and Matic seems steady in possession, but that is about it. Too many of our players want to get rid of the ball once pressure is on. For me, that is what separates Madrid, Barcelona and Bayern from the rest. All 11 on the field are comfortable in possession.

3. Also, too much of our play is individualistic. We could use a settled side, that will grow in their understanding of playing together. That way they can play more one and two touch and make the right runs off the ball, especially on the counter. We certainly have plenty of talent.

4. Confidence wise, the second half was good, after they tore us apart most of the first half. The team had a good preseason, and the losses to the two Spanish giants will be a good dose of realism.

5. Jose seems to have the squad in good spirits and ready to go. Looks like he could go 4-3-3 with Matic, Herrera and Pogba, or drop one of them to play 4-2-3-1 with Miki as the #10. Bring on West Ham!


1.) 08 Aug 2017 23:08:30
The one thing that struck me is we are in need of player like kroos or modric.

Pogba does not control the midfield and more a big presence in one on one challenges but not someone who orchestrates things.

Matic for me is already showed he is a lot better in that aspect of the game in terms of bringing other players into it where Pogba is more about individual skill. Our midfield gives the ball away too easily against a team like Madrid and struggles to win back possession against quality players who are not scared of having the ball.

2.) 08 Aug 2017 23:12:28
agree on all of the above and I think we need a player like bernardo silva who is brilliant on the ball. He is in my fantasy team and i think will be a huge success this year and tear teams up and city will score goals for fun.

3.) 08 Aug 2017 23:18:43
You are right, when do Modric, Kroos and Isco give the ball away? This was a strong side and they really wanted this win. A Spanish guy said earlier that we'll treat it and look at it like a good test/ friendly, they'll (Real) see it as a UCL final. Clearly it was more than a friendly to us, but WHU on Sunday is where you'll get an idea of how we'll be this coming season.

4.) 08 Aug 2017 23:30:25
Agree have been saying for ages we need real width and as hard as they try martial and Rashford are never going to be proper wingers. Also it's not just about being comfortable in possession which Madrid are it's also about having real guile to open up defences with quick slick play. Mikhi is capable of it but needs support and we still need a player with genius who can lift the team to the next level. That said we are definitely progressing. We had fallen a long way from the standard of our Champions League winning teams so we have to be patient. Jose is building a team but he is hampered in a way that managers in other leagues are not. The Premier League is by far the hardest domestic league to win and the physical demands every week on English teams are far greater than in Europe. So Jose is building a team to compete firstly in the domestic league and from there hopefully we can go on to compete on the international stage. Lastly don't lose sight of the fact that this Madrid team has basically been together for a few seasons now and the players all know their roles. Utd's players are still gelling as a team.



16 Jul 2017 16:04:23
My take on the game last night:
1st half - 3-4-1-2 vs Galaxy 2nd string, who were awful. DDG - Blind, Smalling, Jones - Lingard, Fellaini, Carrick, Valencia - Herrera - Rashford, Mata. Two good finishes from Rashford, and some nice touches and movement from Carrick, Mata, Herrera. Mata really is outstanding in his movement without the ball.

2nd half: same formation vs a better Galaxy group. Pereira - Tuanzebe, Lindelof, Bailly - Darmian, Pogba, A. Pereira, Fosu-Mensah - Mkhitaryan - Martial, Lukaku. The youngsters were mixed - Tuanzebe was very good, Pereira just ok, Fosu-Mensah looks powerful but unsure of himself, with and without the ball when we have possession.

Lindelof looks like an outstanding player, very good with the ball and good passer out of the back. Lukaku was disappointing. Everything was quick and dynamic until he got the ball. He looked static and completely out of place. But hopefully he just needs time to settle.


1.) 16 Jul 2017 17:23:38
I noticed we were 4-2-3-1 in first half. And as u said they were awful. You found valancia mostly higher up. And blind is not quick so he wasn't gliding forward. We indeed went with 3 at back in 2nd half as Jose said in earlier conferences.

2.) 16 Jul 2017 18:36:34
****when I said they were. I clarify that I mean LA. Not us. We were in perfect shape. And game was good.

3.) 16 Jul 2017 20:03:19

We played 3 at the back in both halves mate.



19 Jun 2017 20:27:25
Just my view, which may be unpopular, but I would rather see us build a balanced team than bring Ronaldo back.

No matter how many headlines say he wants us, and we want him, there is still the other fact of Real Madrid. They will demand top dollar, even if the premise above is true. That could very well mean that other needs do not get addressed, such as defensive mid, right back, and left back.

Ronaldo would guarantee goals, for sure, but not at the rate he scores for Real Madrid. He will not get the service he is getting from Marcelo, Carvajal, Modric, Kroos, and company. And furthermore, it will be all about him, instead of all about the team.

Sometimes we fans get scolded for caring about the transfer amount. But for argument's sake, if we were given the choice of Ronaldo or Morata, Fabinho, Semedo, and Tierney, for example, I would choose the latter. Normally, I would actually choose the world class gamechanger over three or four solid players, but Ronaldo is 32.

If we can afford him AND at least a couple of more solid additions, then well done. And if Ronaldo did return, I would support him 100%. Just my opinion. Like a lot of us, I will probsbly change it tomorrow!


1.) 19 Jun 2017 20:58:10
Yeah Z its a head wrecker🤕🤕🤕
Putin probably put Ronaldo up to it to bring media focus onto the confederation cup where he is playing for Portugal which is the russians world cuo dress rehearsal for next summer. There is one for the conspiracy theorists. 🤣🤣
However i find myself flipping from would i like him back or would i not and its pointless because its not going to happen. I don't think for 1 minute it will derail or change our plans 1 bit.



15 Jun 2017 13:49:59
Lindelof reminds me of Christopher Walken. Which bodes well for the future.


1.) 16 Jun 2017 00:40:55
i hope he is as good a centre back as walken was in the deer hunter lol, i'd still have preferred to have signed van dijk instead, but the boy is here now so i hope he does well.




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13 Jul 2017 22:00:52
I am disappointed, I was very high on Semedo. Now, after accepting the fact, I think we must wait and see what Jose's plans are for the right back position down the road. We all know the situation with Valencia, who is a good professional. I am curious to see what Jose has in mind for Fosu-Mensah. He has a lot of raw talent, and I hopeful that he will get his chance this year to get some games under his belt.




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20 Jun 2017 01:41:38
I am a big fan of Semedo. He would be a great addition at right back.




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12 Jun 2017 00:05:09
I agree about Fabinho. I actually think adding him is more important than any attacking player at this point. He is a versatile player, and I don't just mean positionally. He will round out the midfield nicely and allow Pogba and/ or Herrera to play further forward, as Jose sees fit.
I also think Semedo would be an outstanding addition. I hope he ends up with us and not Barca. I don't buy the argument that we have Valencia so we don't need Semedo. Semedo can challenge for time next year, as we challenge on all fronts, and grow into the right back role as Valencia gets older.




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03 Jun 2017 13:41:53
I will be really disappointed if we miss out on Semedo. He looks like a great prospect and Valencia will turn 32 this summer. Semedo has great attacking ability down the flank.




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25 May 2017 23:54:44
I would love Van Dijk but we may have competition for him, same goes for Fabinho. I don't see Tottenham selling any of their key players this summer, just my opinion.





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05 Jan 2018 19:50:36
Fair point Park. Knowing Jose, he would probably have Ozil as a right wing, and let him roam around, and that way, still keep 3 in the middle. But if it is a 4-2-3-1, Ozil would be by far the best #10 we could play.




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05 Jan 2018 17:26:17
Matic should be here a few good years, but we will need cover with Carrick likely retiring this year. If Matic needs a rest or is hurt, we need someone there. Blind is positionally disciplined to play there, but also slow, and not as strong as Matic. Herrera is still not convincing in a deeper role, and neither is Fellaini, too foul prone.




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30 Dec 2017 21:31:09
I can understand your sentiment, Garr. It's sad when you plan your week around watching your team and all they do is bore, frustrate, disappoint and embarrass you.




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15 Dec 2017 23:32:20
Lindelof has improved, and come through his growing pains. Let Tuanzebe get more time as well. He has done very well whenever he has gotten the chance. Defense is not where we need help right now.




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27 Aug 2017 13:15:01
Against tougher opponents, when Jose may decide to go 4-3-3, I think Herrera will start. Jose has kept continuity in the first three matches, and the results have proved him right. Over the course of the season I hope Herrera will get his share of games.