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05 Jun 2019 11:13:57
I love silly season (must be annoying for the Ed’s) .

Just British player we are said to be signing:

Ben Godfrey
Harry Maguire
Reece James
Ben Chilwell
Aaron Wan-Bissaka,
Declan Rice
Sean Longstaff
James Maddison
Daniel James
Jadon Sancho

Got to love the British press!

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05 Jun 2019 12:14:03
Not a bad team though :)

05 Jun 2019 13:37:23
I'd take 8 of them, if not all.

05 Jun 2019 17:42:26
Plus Collins, Pickford, Hodson-Odoi, Sessegnon, Trippier,
Pretty much any young British player.

06 Jun 2019 07:25:00
Watched the Portugal game last night. after peoples advice.
. must say Fernandes did nothing special, I know club football is different to international football, but if we are offering 70 mil as reported. I'd half the transfer fee and go for William carvajal instead that man is a midfield beast.

06 Jun 2019 11:13:39

And judging a player on one game is always a perfect way to make your signings, let’s hope our scouting department watch players more than once when the player is out of position and playing with a few players he’s never played with before.

06 Jun 2019 12:16:02
William Carvahal is a poor player, West Ham were after him and that's about his level. He's clumsy and can't pass or tackle well.

06 Jun 2019 14:02:50

But but but he played well last night!

04 Jun 2019 14:32:07
I'm currently out in Spain and many locals keep telling me that their club (Valencia) are signing Eric Bailly this summer. I've not heard anything like this in the UK, however thought with his previous La Liga experience it could be a possible destination for him.

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04 Jun 2019 15:05:41
Could be a good destination for him. I think he needs to find a club where he can play every week. It's a shame but his injuries have stalled his progression and he is still too rash and has an error in him.

04 Jun 2019 12:46:52
I am pretty sure Pogba will end up in Juve this summer. So that makes two of our best midfielders leaving in same window.

We already are in need of two midfielders and now will need to replace Pogba and Herrera both. This summer will be tougher than ever.

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04 Jun 2019 13:31:43
Pogba can't see it, we bought him for 90 mil. Was it, with inflation and for us to make money and not look like clowns again, we surely would want up in 150 mil. For him.
Will juve pay that, now they might look to offload a few players in the deal they want rid of, are we going to take them, can't see it happening.
Don't think any side will pay the money we want, and we have to put a big transfer fee on him.

04 Jun 2019 13:58:44
Fair point Leahy but it looks like they very much want Pogba. Apparenly dybala is unhappy in the current juve style built around Ronaldo. They might sell Dybala to make some cash for Pogba.

People might question Pogba's mentality but he is among the very few quality player we have. I would not sell him personally but if he wants to go, it has to be a big fee. Many clubs have ripped us in the market and this time we should be no less.

04 Jun 2019 14:42:02
Pogba is our most talent midfielder without a doubt. Yet he is the bad apple that is spoiling the other fruit in the bowl.

He needs to leave this summer, he doesn't want to be here and despite being our best midfielder he has been inconsistent at best. If we can get a large fee for him then great. But we took a hit on Di Maria, and we might have to do it again. We may need to factor in a swap or part exchange if a player we want is available in such a deal to save face.

04 Jun 2019 15:26:33
There is no other fruit in the bowl to spoil, unless pogbas is influencing chris smalling into not learning how to pass a football or ashely young to not be able to cross.

04 Jun 2019 16:55:34
DSG, Pogba is not the only footballer we have at the club. Now he might cause problems but he isn't actually responsible for making our other players poor.

However, his attitude can leech into other players. Maybe Rashford's supposed recently speculated poor attitude has been influenced by Pogba. When he broke through and up until the end of last season everything about his attitude was positive, hard working, a dedicated footballer who loves the game and the club. Now supposedly poor trainer who is being distracted by off field interests and has a growing ego.

Now we don't know if any of this is true, he might have always been a poor trainer, or he might be a great trainer and the reports are false. If he has developed a poor attitude that may or may not have happened with Pogba influencing him or not.

But when you have young impressionable lads coming into the first team they often look around a dressing room for people to look up to and imitate. They often don't have the experience to pick the most suitable person to look up to, but often pick the loudest, most outspoken, the one they think is cool. Pogba would count as that player in our squad.

We also currently the have an excellent bunch of youngsters about to break into the squad. Greenwood, Gomes, Chong, Garner, Tuanzebe. Etc. We also have young players such as Rashford, McTominay, Martial, Shaw, Andreas Pereira and Dalot. Who could be influenced by a strong personality.

Lots of potential fruit to spoil.

04 Jun 2019 17:07:13
What other fruit? What bowel?

04 Jun 2019 17:16:03
I know Pogba can be blamed for a few things, but causing an alleged outbreak of attitude in Rashford might be stretching it a little, Shaps 😁.

04 Jun 2019 18:28:32
Stevie, not being ageist but how long has it been since you were young and impressional?

Having recently starting University as a mature student and as such having to spend far too much time surrounded by 18, 19 and 20 year olds I can tell you their attitude is starting to develop at that age and they are very easily influenced. Often not by the people they should be looking to emulate, but by those they shouldn't be. Also on the whole University students tend to be a touch smarter than your average footballer, so should in theory make less stupid decisions.

So yes, a loud, larger than life presence in the dressing room will gain more attention from young impressionable players. As the class of 92 learned from Cantona the current youngsters will learn from Pogba.

On the whole I don't think many people will think of that as a good thing.

04 Jun 2019 19:38:33
Several respected journalists have reported that he’s had a big influence on Lingard, Rashford and Martial.

{Ed033's Note - these can't be mainstream media journalists then

04 Jun 2019 19:48:48
Miguel Delaney in “The Independent: says “Just one of many dressing-room concerns right now is that Pogba has a negative influence on Jesse Lingard and Marcus Rashford, the latter of whom is seen to have lost his previously endearing humility”, while Chris Ashton in “The Sun” says: “Pogba runs the United dressing room and he needs a firm hand to keep him in check after yet another dip in form. ” and “And The Sun now reports that Pogba is ‘tearing Manchester United’s dressing room apart’ which will likely see the end to his time at the club.

The 26-year-old is understood to have told team-mates that he doesn’t think United have ‘made any progress’ since he left for Juventus seven years ago.

The report adds that United fear that Solskjaer can’t handle Pogba’s big personality”.

04 Jun 2019 22:14:38
Wallace. The independent and Sun are one of the crapiest paper. They write without any source so i would not worry about what they say.

04 Jun 2019 22:19:22

I am not so sure that he is the bad apple. He is loved in french team and is vocal there. I know he is inconsistent but i don't think he is the reason other players are playing poor. If you take pogba and play him in liverpool team, I am pretty sure he would be a massive player for them.

What i mean is, our playing style has taken toll on game play of our players. We actually don't have right players to play high pressing, attacking game which has msde it hard for the few right players we have. I mean for every rashford, Pogba, we have young, smalling.

I would personally get rid of smalling, jones and young before anyone. This guys being terrible are about to complete a decade in our club.

04 Jun 2019 23:36:42
pogba is a 89 mill flop and could not influence my a se.

04 Jun 2019 23:57:43
Rashford has always seemed a pretty grounded young man to me, so I'll give him the benefit of the doubt until I actually see or hear him doing something that smacks of attitude. I remember reading an interview with him somewhere, when he first broke into the team, and family seems very important to him, especially his mother. If he's been brought up right, with a stable family background, there's a good chance he won't suddenly be led astray by Evil Pogba.

Has anyone actually seen or heard him do anything that suggests his attitude has suddenly become an issue?

05 Jun 2019 02:38:01
Paul Pogba is our best player. He is no problem in the french team and the Sun single him out it sells papers.

Want to know what the problem is? The amount of money that has been flung around at Utd and the wages of average players being so high that now everyone thinks entitled to a superstar pay.

P. S. - If Pogba says we haven't progressed since he joined Juve, could we disagree?

05 Jun 2019 10:13:47
@shappy I would think Lingard may be more to do with Rashford's attitude, no one seems to mind the fact Lingard launched his own clothes line mid-season. Another aspect may be all the attention Rashford is getting, all those little YouTube interviews and skits he is involved in.

05 Jun 2019 12:44:48
So72, your right Pogba isn't a problem when playing for a side he wants to. He is happy to play in a French side that has a real chance of winning things. He is not happy to be playing at United.

Remember the only reason he came back to United was we were the only fools daft enough to pay what was being asked. He didn't want to return to the club, he saw it as a stepping stone to La Liga.

Then the club blocked a potential move to Barcelona last summer and he threw his toys out the pram, turned the dressing room against the manager which ultimately lead to Mourinho's sacking (although Mourinho certainly didn't help the situation) which also lead to us missing out on UCL football for next season.

I don't understand the number of fans who are desperately clinging on to a player who so plainly holds no affection to our club and who wants to leave so much that he would give up on his dream move to la Liga and move back to Juventus rather than stay with us for one more season.

The guy doesn't want to be here, while that is the case he is toxic to our dressing room. Move him on and bring in players who want to be here.

05 Jun 2019 15:39:22
Shappy hit the nail on the head. We our trying to build a team around a player who doesn't want to be here. Instead of pogba our focus needs to be on improving positions we have neglected for so long ( no proper wingers, makeshift fullbacks) and assemble a proper balanced squad that plays to a proper system.

05 Jun 2019 17:18:17
I don't doubt Pogba doesn't want to be here, and there are many sticks to beat him with, but I still don't see anyone telling me how he's supposed to have led Rashford to the dark side, or showing me any evidence that Rashford has developed a bad attitude.

05 Jun 2019 22:53:24
Pogba is pants and I can't wait to see him leave man utd so we can have a proper player take his place in the squad.

I don't think I've ever seen a more over rated joke of a player and I'm amazed that Madrid or Juve want to pay so much money for him. Charlatan.

03 Jun 2019 21:46:52
Eds is there any truth we are looking at the lille keeper Mike Maignan as a possible de gea replacement? Also what do you think the likelyhood de Gea will leave this summer?

{Ed002's Note - (1) Manchester United asked for a price knowning that Lille have identified a replacement already - he is one of a number of players they have done this with. (2) He wants out and I expect the club have decided not to block it.}

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04 Jun 2019 09:17:51
Hi Ed002.
In the earlier update you had said that United had looked into Ahmadou Dia who is one for the future.
So if De Gea is allowed to leave this summer, do you expect United to promote Romero/ Grant/ Henderson as first choice
Or, are they looking for a keeper from top European sides?

{Ed002's Note - I have just answered that MU are looking at GKs.}

04 Jun 2019 13:40:04
Good decision by the player for not blocking someone that wants out of the club and he has given quite a lot to the club.

04 Jun 2019 10:50:05
Thanks a lot Ed much appreciated.

04 Jun 2019 12:01:50
Is the interest in Maddison genuine Ed?

{Ed002's Note - There is plenty of interest from clubs but I doubt Leicester will sell at anything less than a ridiculous fee.}

04 Jun 2019 10:15:01
Sorry Ed. I thought you would namelist more GK targets.

Looks like this will be one of United's biggest ever rebuild in recent history.
Integrating the new players will be key aspect next season.

{Ed002's Note - Jasper Cillessen (G)
Ahmadou Dia (G) one for the future - there has been a meeting but nothing came of it
Berke Ozer (G) one for the future
Kaylor Navas (G) now available but heading elsewhere
Andre Onana (G) will challenge Barcelona for a deal
Gianluigi Donnarumma (G) €75M asking price is seen as excessive

04 Jun 2019 18:04:14
Thanks Ed :)
Donnarumma would be my personal choice out of the above list.
But it will be a huge task replacing someone of the caliber of De Gea.

{Ed002's Note - He nearly moved to England last year but it was called off - I am not sure that a loss risky option might not be best. Or MU may opt to block de Gea leaving and wait until next year.}

04 Jun 2019 21:34:34
Donnarumma isn’t the keeper we need at all, not unless OLG wants a poor shot stopped who is decent with distribution. Check out my recent post re: GKs United should consider if De Gea goes, there are far better options.

04 Jun 2019 19:35:02
Interesting to read that we will challenge to sign Onana if I’ve read that right.

{Ed002's Note - I think he would be the pick.}

05 Jun 2019 04:34:39
I believe at just 20, Donnarumma has massive scope for improvement
and at 6 foot 5, he will be well suited to the physical demands of English football.

03 Jun 2019 22:41:28
I've also been told pogba will be signing a new bumper contract!

Whether any of this information Is true I have no idea.

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04 Jun 2019 03:00:49
I still think that Pogba rumors to RM and Juve (tweeted by Romano) are Raiola's ploy to secure a new contract for Paul bringing his wages in line with those of Sanchez.

04 Jun 2019 10:57:49
I would hope united are not stupid enough to give pogba more money. But i guess we shall see.

03 Jun 2019 19:02:56
Would anyone take a punt on Andre Gomes? he's been steady for everton, could do a lot worse than him as a squad player and at the quoted figures, i think itd be a good signing.

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03 Jun 2019 19:38:29
He'd probably get in the team mate. I rate him and have been impressed whenever I've watched him play.

03 Jun 2019 20:10:33
Was about to say this, at 25 year old and with Barcelona wanting around 25-30mil could be a low risk gamble.

For me better than McTomminay and Pereira for starters and as Herrera has gone, could be a win win.

03 Jun 2019 20:43:41
Wilbot the problem is, when do we take low risk gambles at this club? We prefer a high risk gamble.

03 Jun 2019 20:51:25
I would redwhiskey. Think he’s a very good player, glides when he’s on the ball and has lovely technique. I do think he could be a bit more mobile though. For the £25m-30m price I would take a punt for sure. Don’t have enough midfielders with quality on the ball.

03 Jun 2019 20:58:47
Agreed park, he'd be an apt replacement in the squad for Herrera, doesn't break the bank.

03 Jun 2019 22:23:53
Add more average players to an already average squad? No thanks.

03 Jun 2019 22:48:04
to right eric not good enough for Barcelona and not realy shone for everton.

03 Jun 2019 22:58:58
Eric we don't even have average. We buy superstars and look what it gets us. Nowhere.

04 Jun 2019 06:40:32
If we can get Rabiot on a than this is an upgrade on Ander leaving. Personally I’d take Strootman on loan too if his fitness worries are behind him.

04 Jun 2019 09:20:31
Eric79, you don't want average and then your next post wants strootman 😂. Andre gomes would be a much better option then that crock.

04 Jun 2019 11:00:13
Gomes is totally the wrong type of player we need to supplement the mids. In fact, not sure what he brings. He was average in a very average Everton side. Speaks volumes West Ham and Everton are after him, and Barcelona want rid. This is not the type of player we should be looking at.

04 Jun 2019 12:22:38
i wouldn't take a "punt" on anyone.

04 Jun 2019 14:23:41
yet you want strootman who has done nothing at marseille.

04 Jun 2019 14:44:18
A good player, but we need a few great ones. If we had world class players and needed good cover then he might have been a good option. But then he wants to leave Barcelona as he doesn't want to be a back up player. So its a no from me.

03 Jun 2019 13:42:22
Manchester United are said to be offered a choice of five Real Madrid players for Paul Pogba.
So supposedly Madrid's plan to secure Pogba is a money plus player deal. They are said to be prepared to offer Bale, James Rodriguez, Theo Hernandez, Keylor Navas or Isco. Sounds like Journo talk or RM fishing.
In reality Hernandez is the only one that would interest me but we already have Shaw. I also doubt RM would give Hernandez and say 80M for Pogba, so it's a no for me.

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03 Jun 2019 14:46:59
i wouldn't touch any of these with a stick.

we don't need other teams rejects.

03 Jun 2019 14:53:40
Wouldn't take any of them. Why should we help them out by taking their castoffs' off the wage bill.

03 Jun 2019 15:02:35
I don't think we should be agreeing to any of that. They want pogba they should pay up 180mn sounds a nice number. Should fund our rb, mf and cb additions. Make the Spanish persons pay through the nose, if not then there always is the fax machine.

03 Jun 2019 15:03:48
Hopefully Woodward, Judge and Co. Think the same.

03 Jun 2019 15:32:46
id take isco in a heartbeat.

03 Jun 2019 16:10:58
Would isco want to come though it it would quickly become di Maria part two.

03 Jun 2019 16:14:39
I’d snap their hand off for Isco.

03 Jun 2019 16:25:17
Yeah, Isco would walk into our midfield but doesn't sound like a plausible deal to be made.

03 Jun 2019 17:36:40
The reality is we want rid of Pogba. Anything we get over £100m is a bonus far as I'm concerned.

03 Jun 2019 17:36:14
On isco, don't we already have enough players who are not productive in the final third. Why add another?

No thanks to amy real madrid cast offs unless they want to include varane.

03 Jun 2019 18:14:46
Rumours of us offering 60 mil for Madison. This club has gone daft. it used to be players begging to join this great club . Now we have to pay inflated prices for mediocre players.
This club needs a total overhaul from top to bottom. I'm afraid it will be another season of under achievement because the soul has been ripped from the heart of mufc.

03 Jun 2019 18:49:38
Rock the red, you might want to watch some football other than United matches. Maddison has been one of the best creative midfielders in the EPL this season. He has created more chances for his teammates than Hazard, De Bruyne, both Silva's, Eriksen, Salah, Mane and Hueng Min-Son. So hardly mediocre. He would be an excellent signing even at 80m. Hell we paid 90m for Lukaku, and he has more potential to be a success at our club than Lukaku. So 60m would be a snip in today's market.

03 Jun 2019 18:51:02
We would not get more than £90m for Pogba. If we get that then we should take it.

03 Jun 2019 19:18:47
Rock the red, Utd regularly pay a premium for good players so that is nothing new, it’s been the case for years.
The scouting and recruitment side needs to be so that Utd buy young players who are on the cusp of making it that we then develop into what we need.

Cinderella, Pogba is a World Cup winner and the top clubs in Europe ie Real Madrid and Juventus want to acquire his services. So he is worth every bit of the £90M and probably a bit more.

03 Jun 2019 19:36:03
I’d take Maddison in a heartbeat, already one of the best for his age and will only get better.

03 Jun 2019 19:51:42
Snappy . I'm a Man Utd fan, why would I take any interest in other teams, Unless they were playing us of course. And probably beating us in the process.

03 Jun 2019 20:11:35
Rock the red, it gives you some perspective for one thing. Plus you get to see good players and gain a better understanding of the game.

But each to their own. Out of interest if you never watch football other than United then how do you come up with an opinion about players our club is linked with?

03 Jun 2019 21:54:39
Shappy, I know you love a stat but where do you get them from?

The only stats I can find suggest that David Silva, Hazard and Salah all created more 'big chances' than Madison last season.

It's neither here nor there really but you often quote stats that are, shall we say questionable, though they do conveniently back up a point you are trying to make.

04 Jun 2019 01:26:11
Maddison was in the top 3 in Europe for chances created this season.

04 Jun 2019 06:59:20
I too read that Maddison has created the most number of chances by a midfielder this season.
He has good technique, good set piece delivery and battles hard for the team.
Add to that, he is a United fan.

04 Jun 2019 07:30:01
What counts as a 'chance' though, and how is that interpreted. Chances? , 'big chances'? - surely down to interpretation.

Lies, damned lies and statistics again.

Should also make the point that I am questioning the 'stats' - not Maddison as I agree he is a decent player.

04 Jun 2019 10:23:05
Betty, the statistic is pulled from his "key pass" statistic. Which is described as a pass that places the recipient of the pass in a goal scoring position.

Which is a better measure of the creativity of a player than assists as it doesn't rely on the recipient of the pass to actually score. However, as with all individual stats in a team game there are mitigating circumstances to every statistic. In this case it dozen't rely on a goal being scored by another player, yet it still relies on other players making runs and moving into goal scoring positions for the player to make the pass to.

Maddison has averaged 2.8 key passes this season.

Hazard made 2.6
David Silva made 2.2
Eriksen made 2.1
Bernardo Silva made 2.0
Sigurdson made 1.9
Sterling made 1.9
Salah made 1.8
Sane made 1.3
Mane made 1.3
Son made 1.1
Alli made 1.1

Outside the EPL Messi made 2.7 which means Maddison made more key passes than Messi.

Obviously key passes aren't everything, consider that Trent Alexander-Arnold has 12 assists from an average of 1.7 key passes, and Robertson has 11 assists from an average of 1.4 key passes. Whereas James Maddison only has 7 assists from his average of 2.8 key passes per game. Which means out of the 98 goal scoring chances Maddison created only 7 ended up in the back of the net.

Now was that because the players he was presenting chances to are poor finishers? That would explain why the Liverpool full back have more assists from less chances created as the Liverpool forwards have been very clinical this season. Or is it a case of not all chances being equal? Some chances are decent chances others are gilt edge chances?

In the end statistics only tell a part of the story, which is why clubs spend fortunes sending scouts out to games rather than relying on a players statistical output. Stats suggest traits, but you need context to get the full picture.

01 Jun 2019 10:00:55
I was told this morning by the same person that told me about lukaku and lindelof before they signed that fernandes from SL will be joining us.
He has also told me that he is not the only expected arrival from Portugal.
He has said that the club have already agreed 2 signings and are looking at a minimum of 5 players with 2 agreed and 2 very close.
This guy is working in the legal sector and has never once given me inaccurate info and has worked with the club for / with the last 8 years.
I think the last time i posted on his info was the signing of herrera which he says was very complicated.
Issues remain with being unable to move some unwanted players on.

{Ed004's Note - If we are signing 5 players hopefully be a rb cb cdm cm and attacker. Hopefully, you are right Ken}

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01 Jun 2019 10:38:01
Please let this be true Ken.

01 Jun 2019 10:43:18

Thanks, I wonder if Fernandes being purchased would prevent any possibility of interest in James Maddison. If so, it’s a pity as Maddison looks to have good potential and I understand he is also a United fan which is an added bonus in the motivation stakes. I haven’t seen Fernandes but is he the player we need when our Manager seemed to be heading in a different direction? Yes stats are useful but don’t tell the whole picture and seem to recall you are more in touch with Portuguese football so interested in your opinion.

01 Jun 2019 10:57:09
Interesting Ken, If I was to guess the second player from Portugal I would say Ruben Dias of Benfica is most likely.

Red Man, that might be the case. I'm not sure Maddison has ever been high on the clubs wanted list. Which is a real shame as he could be an excellent signing for us.

Although if Ole wanted to introduce his 4222 style system than Gary Neville said he was keen on while taking his badges then we could sign sign BOTH Fernandes and Maddison and play them both in the advanced midfield two behind the strikers. That would be mouth watering and we would provide hat fulls of chances for our strikers.

01 Jun 2019 11:12:32
Any info on the other players Ken?

{Ed004's Note - Id guess the 2nd player is Felix. Both players have been heavily linked and Ed2 has mentioned our interest in both}

01 Jun 2019 10:57:09
Interesting Ken, If I was to guess the second player from Portugal I would say Ruben Dias of Benfica is most likely.

Red Man, that might be the case. I'm not sure Maddison has ever been high on the clubs wanted list. Which is a real shame as he could be an excellent signing for us.

Although if Ole wanted to introduce his 4222 style system than Gary Neville said he was keen on while taking his badges then we could sign sign BOTH Fernandes and Maddison and play them both in the advanced midfield two behind the strikers. That would be mouth watering and we would provide hat fulls of chances for our strikers.

01 Jun 2019 11:36:22
Thanks for passing on the info Ken. Must say that is very exciting news! Hope it’s true.

01 Jun 2019 12:07:06
He was sure on fernandes and i know not to ask him names as tells me as much as he can. He often has no idea of what's going on unless he has some involvement in a professional capacity.
No idea on what positions or on who the 2nd player targeted from Portugal is. But its not as far down the line as fernandes obviously
He did say that there was efforts Being made to move players on again no names.
This guy is not even a big football fan and he supports Charlton😱.

01 Jun 2019 12:49:50
I'd say one of the two already agreed is James. No idea on the other or the second from Portugal.

Maddison is a good player but why would Leicester sell their best player.

01 Jun 2019 12:56:13
So hypothetically if the club is looking to bring in 5 players and we know the areas of concern (rb, cb, dm, cam, RW) this could mean.
James - RW
Fernandes - CAM
Diaz - CB
That leaves rb and dm
Rice and AWB anyone?

01 Jun 2019 14:51:36
If Fernandes comes in, would that mean Pogba is closer to leaving?

01 Jun 2019 15:01:23
Rumour of the window so far! Like it Ken.

That would be a cracking summer of business Perth.
Still feel we need a quality striker.

01 Jun 2019 15:21:05
Rave, it would be a huge step in the right direction in terms of reducing the squad age, bringing in more British talent and fixing some of our issues. But we know it can’t all be done in one window as has been discussed. I think we would need another CM and possibly a striker as you say in the January window or next summer.

01 Jun 2019 16:35:39
Meunier and one of Saul or Longstaff depending on if Pogba leaves.

01 Jun 2019 17:43:57
Thanks for sharing Ken.

01 Jun 2019 11:39:30
Not sure about the logic of signing both felix and fernandes in terms of how they both fit into one team. Both seem to prefer playing behind a main striker in a no 10/ second striker role.

Fernandes would be a good buy and important to get him in early as we all know the pogba madrid links will drag on through the summer. So good to get a potential replacement before all that if true.

01 Jun 2019 14:18:49
Hope you are right Ken, be a good signing Bruno Fernandes and hope you are right Ed on Joao Felix.
Wan Bissaka
de Ligt

That’s be a great summer.

01 Jun 2019 19:29:45
Joao Felix would be a terrific signing.
Front 3 of Rashford, James and Felix would be extreme pace.
With Bruno Fernandes behind them.
Mouth watering on paper.

01 Jun 2019 22:16:23
Great stuff Ken. Love when someone pulls out a rumour like that.

01 Jun 2019 22:54:04
Ken, I will track you down if this is bull 😁.

02 Jun 2019 05:41:44
I don’t see us getting Fernandes and Felix for the reasons you say DSG and that we have stated we are looking for young British talent. So buying Meunier, Fernandes, Felix, De Ligt contradicts that statement UNLESS we buy some good cheap prospects as well (Collins, Longstaff, R. James etc) to blood into the team over the next couple of years.
I am also confident that like a young Ronaldo, Felix could live on the RW for now allowing Fernandes to control/ support the attack from a central position.
In fact Rashford/ Martial/ Greenwood centrally with D James and Felix switching flanks regularly with Fernandes in support could be very dynamic and the sort of attack Ole has talked about creating.

02 Jun 2019 06:42:16
Rashford felix James?
Hardly mouthwatering.

02 Jun 2019 09:30:45
Cheers Ken, your post sort of refreshed this page.

02 Jun 2019 10:30:10
Love this, Ken. I proper rumour from who sounds like a reliable source.

I’d be happy with what most are suggesting however, I honestly think we need 2 CBs, one with significant experience. The club’s intentions to restructure the team around youth is inspiring, but we still need a leader in this team.

02 Jun 2019 12:58:28

What about Felix and Fernandes in a 4222? Lingard, Gomes as backups?

02 Jun 2019 13:01:10
Stevie ill come quietly😂.

02 Jun 2019 13:21:11
Best bit of info I've seen on here in ages Ken.

Nice one 👍.

02 Jun 2019 13:24:36
Maybe not to you 83.

02 Jun 2019 15:10:04
if fernandes is coming here, he isn't really doing the best pr job right now. Fanboy comments on pep, drooling over liverpool. Not exactly the smartest play for a guy who might sign for utd.

02 Jun 2019 15:22:42
I read the same comments, I think it’s typical gernalist spin. What he said was he prefers Liverpool’s style of play. Dynamic, fast paced, exciting. As opposed to City’s possession, slow build up style.
This is not dissimilar to what Ole has spoken about how he wants united to play.
This may be one reason he chooses United over City.

02 Jun 2019 17:32:39
Thanks Ken for sharing this information.

Has given me a much needed Utd lift!

03 Jun 2019 10:42:13
Nice one KEN. Let us know if you get anything else.

Fernandes, Felix from Portugal. AWB for RB. Ndombele for DM/ CM along side Pogba with Fernandes in front. AND a CB.

Would be a fantastic summer.

31 May 2019 11:10:23
Currently out in Portugal folks, and from what I've heard from a few sporting fans is that they reckon Bruno Fernandes is coming to united. Obviously no strong source or anything, but thought I'd pass that on anyway.

There are also a few newspapers reporting it out here as well ( saw that online) .


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31 May 2019 11:50:32
Thanks for the info Caolan, looking at Ed002,s last update it did seem like he could be one of the likely signings this summer so fingers crossed.

31 May 2019 11:53:38
If United were to sign him, I believe he will play behind the striker as a no 10.
Or as the most advanced midfielder in a 4-3-3 system.
Perhaps a Pogba replacement?

The major challenge if we sign him will be his adaptation to English football.
He may probably need time to settle in as we saw in the case with Bernardo at City.

31 May 2019 13:28:35
Did bernardo need time to settle in to england? Or could he just not get in ahead of sterling, sane, kdb and david silva who were all playing amazingly well.

If bruno fernandes comes in as a pogba replacement he will have to hit the ground running as our team isn't good enough to afford him the luxury of time bernardo had at city.

31 May 2019 13:45:46
I believe Bruno played the most games for city last season, but has really become one of their most consistent players this year.

31 May 2019 13:47:12
Also Bernardo came from Monaco not the Portuguese league.

31 May 2019 18:53:59
Caolan where abouts in portugal are you? I've been living in lisbon for the past few months, and whilst i agree a lot of people say that. It seems to be there's nothing concrete yet. The majority of lisbon here are benfica and they seem to think atletico will get Joao felix.

01 Jun 2019 01:19:19
Would be a fantastic signing. Would take some of the creative burden off Pogba. Imagine both of them in free 8 roles in front of a Partey let's say. Now that's a Partey.

01 Jun 2019 06:38:19
RW we’ve been on a family break near albuferia and got chatting to a few folks staying near us. Unfortunately heading back this morning.

30 May 2019 13:37:41
Ed, are you aware of whether we are still interested in Luciano Acosta?
Very talented and reminiscent of Aguero.

{Ed002's Note - Luciano Acosta (AM) has been watched by PSG, Manchester United, Genoa, Lyon and Newcastle but Fenerbahce have made an enquiry. A WP would be difficult for England and DC United will look to renew his contract.}

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