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15 Aug 2020 09:56:37
Quick one for Ed002 please.

Rumours of us being in for Saul again. Is this anything you are aware of? He can play on the right too which is a bonus if we finally see Sancho as too expensive, which he is.

Also, if rumours of Stevanovic are true, maybe Saul to cover the right and CM for a season before Stevanovic comes in next summer and then move to CM permanently?

Could be nothing in either rumour though of course.

Thanks in advance.


{Ed002's Note - Saul is not a winger. Saul would be a replacement for Pogba.}

1.) 15 Aug 2020 10:25:12
He played RW on numerous occasions last season and did pretty well from what I read at the time. I only remember as I always thought of him as a CM so was surprised. I didn't watch him myself so just going off what I read at the time.

{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of that - he has certainly played RM with Koke in the centre.}

2.) 15 Aug 2020 10:28:34
Saul is the perfect partner for Pogba and Bruno. We should be aiming to play them in the same side, not replacing one with another. What's the point.

{Ed002's Note - The point is Pogba wants to leave.}

3.) 15 Aug 2020 12:06:23
Atletico Madrid don't play with wingers and play a weird system. he's a centre midfielder and doesn't play right wing.

4.) 15 Aug 2020 12:41:28
If we could get Saul I would carry Pogba to his destination bare foot (me not Pogba) . I rate Pogba but Saul is the best of the best. Here's hoping.

5.) 15 Aug 2020 12:58:46
And again, what's the purpose, you get a good player and let a good player go (if Pogba wants to leave - fine) If Pogba goes, we need 2 good CMs. I don't think this should be United's idea. We have to keep our good players and add to them.

6.) 15 Aug 2020 11:14:08
Ed002, with Pogba still wanting to leave, do you see it being relatively likely that he signs a new contract soon and is then sold next summer?

Obviously, I don't know the costs involved but if sides such as Real / Juve etc were able to put in a reasonable bid for Pogba this summer and United can get Saul to replace him that is what we should do.

{Ed002's Note - Real Madrid are not in a position to buy him and Juventus would want to include a player or two in any transaction.}

7.) 15 Aug 2020 11:15:47
Maybe he is being looked at as a replacement for periera. One can but dream.

8.) 15 Aug 2020 11:18:32
I thought he was happy now. If he is leaving and we are getting class CM like Saul, then it's not an upgrade I think.

9.) 15 Aug 2020 11:25:45
It really is pathetic that you make a player stay whe he wants to leave. Let him go and replace him.

10.) 15 Aug 2020 13:42:37
It is well known Pogba wants out.

11.) 15 Aug 2020 15:39:36
Mad Hatter. If nobody puts in a reasonable offer, I don’t think it’s unreasonable at all to expect him to see out his contract. He agreed to it and is compensated pretty well.

Imagine your wife wants to move house but the only offer you get on your house is for £20 and a bag of Quavers. Would you be pathetic for turning down the offer even though your house is worth at least £50?

12.) 15 Aug 2020 16:02:26
Redseven, I'm going to throw this out there. You're not a home owner are you? 😂.

13.) 15 Aug 2020 16:31:33
Shappy, Quavers are worth a fortune.

14.) 15 Aug 2020 19:54:57
Saul is a better player than pogba.

15.) 15 Aug 2020 22:42:53
What does everyone think of buying Saul, and possibly Donny van der Beek and swapping Pogba for Dybala?
And then throw the sink at BVB for Sancho next year?
or not if Daniel James, Chong and Stevanovic habe delevoped enough to share the RW.

Should be a comparable outlay to Sancho, probably less wages then extending with Pogba and more depth in the middle of the park.

Obviously all depending on the players willingness to join us.

Let’s win the Europa League and go for this.

16.) 16 Aug 2020 10:09:39
If we could get Dybala, DVB and Saul, with Pogba out, I'd be happy with that. Doesn't seem likely though.



16 Jul 2017 20:31:18
Romero has signed a new 4 year contract. Number 1 if DeGea goes me thinks with Pereira as back up.


1.) 16 Jul 2017 21:18:26
You can't go from DDG to Romero, at a club like Man Utd, we need world class.

2.) 16 Jul 2017 21:23:32
I thought romero was looking at leaving due to wanting to be first choice keeper.

So does this mean that DDG may be on the move?

Obviously romero wasnt quoted saying that he wants to be first choice so its all just rumour.

3.) 16 Jul 2017 21:38:04
Wayne, out of available keepers, who is better than Romero?

4.) 16 Jul 2017 21:47:16
I think he deserves the contract and nothing more to read into it than that.

5.) 16 Jul 2017 23:14:14
I hope DeGea doesn't go, but if it is his wish to leave then I wouldn't be against Romero getting his chance, as I don't see any better out there that are available.

6.) 16 Jul 2017 23:25:49
personally if de gea does go I think schmeichel would be perfect for us.

7.) 17 Jul 2017 01:33:17
Dont see why anyone thinks we need a new keeper. Romero has conceded 10 goals in 28 games and helped us win the Europa League? I think that makes him more than qualified.

8.) 17 Jul 2017 07:37:54
Schmeichel is a good but not great keeper and all the very best title winning teams are built on a strong defensive base with a top top keeper. When teams face a top keeper they know they have to do something extra special to beat him and over the course of a season a top keeper has a huge input into winning trophies.

9.) 17 Jul 2017 08:28:28
What does world class even mean? Romero is Argentina''s No1 (a country with much better team than England) and has played in Copa Americas and World Cups. He's more than good enough if Dave wants to go home.

10.) 17 Jul 2017 08:51:37
Hart schmeichel etc are not an improvement on romero. Only 2 prem keepers i would consider as improving on romero is coutois and loris. Definately would prefer woody to concentrate on other areas.

11.) 17 Jul 2017 09:03:51
I'd be perfectly happy with big serge as #1.

12.) 17 Jul 2017 09:15:09
There's no way Romero is good enough to be our first choice keeper. If he was he'd have teams knocking the door down to sign him while he was sat on the bench. He looks nervous catching the ball and is only a couple of mistakes away from the masses turning on him.

13.) 17 Jul 2017 10:25:09
Romero is a very good goalkeeper. Who is available who is definitely an improvement? Donnarumma just signed a new deal and will be in Milan for at least another year or more. Oblak is unlikely to be allowed to leave for similar reasons for Atletico not selling Greizmann to us earlier in the window.
Ederson looks a great prospect but is at City now. Buffon isn't for sale and would never leave Juve now. Courtois won't leave Chelsea. Lloris won't be allowed to leave Spurs.

So name me a better goalkeeper than Romero who is available this summer?

He has a very good record with us, he is yet to lose a game having won 14 of the 18 games he has played for us. While only conceding 6 goals, and keeping 12 clean sheets.
He has played in a World cup final, Copa America final, confederations cup final and a Europa league final. He has amazing experience, has a great record and is settled in Manchester.

If DDG leaves this summer I don't believe there is a better replacement available. DDG is arguably the best keeper in the world everyone is going to be a step down.

14.) 17 Jul 2017 10:48:09
I agree with Brendan and Shappy. Although Off my head available keepers that i wouldn't mind seeing come in are
Yann Sommer
If fit Mattia Perin
Bernd Leno

From these 3, if Perin can stay fit, I'd say he will be the only one better than Romero, the other 2 I put at par. But this is just my opinion.

15.) 17 Jul 2017 10:53:18
Shappy, most players are available for the right price. Romero has kept clean sheets against minnows so I don't think there's much weight behind those stats.

I agree, any other keeper is a step down from DDG, does that mean we should go from 'best' to 'backup'? Any manager was going to be a step down from SAF but could we have got better than Moyes? Of course we could. We just chose the wrong man. Something we can't afford to do again when replacing arguably our best player.

16.) 17 Jul 2017 10:59:08
I can imagine that Mourinho may go with Romero this year if DDG does go, with Pereira as back up considering how highly Mourinho rates him.
He hadfaith in Romero at the end of last year so no doubt he would this year.
Allowing us to assess the pair of them and if not happy make a move for Oblak next summer.

17.) 17 Jul 2017 11:14:59
Okay Wazza name who you would buy and how much they would cost?

18.) 17 Jul 2017 11:20:56
There are a reason why Jose has been bigging up Joel Perrera recently and giving Serge the new contract. Dave is off home and good luck to him as he has been truly awesome. Let's get a big wad of cash for him, and take one of Real's players in exchange. Kroos or Bale please.

19.) 17 Jul 2017 12:22:39
If we could swap him for Bale, I'd be happy to play with a "backie"!

20.) 17 Jul 2017 13:10:51
Would'nt want De Gea to leave, but if he did I'd be happy with Romero for a season while we see if Perrera develops into a new number one.

21.) 17 Jul 2017 14:21:04
Didn't ed mention Handanovic?

Just to add, I think Romero deserves his chance if DDG leaves. He hasn't let us down.

22.) 17 Jul 2017 17:25:21
If it was me, I would use all the money to get Hugo lloris, world class and proven. And don't give me any crap about not being available (every player has a price no matter what) . Romero is a very very good number 2 but a decent number 1 at best.

23.) 17 Jul 2017 18:07:29
Shappy, it's really not difficult to find better goalkeepers than Romero because he's about average and as for how much anyone costs I don't really think any views on that matter any more.

24.) 17 Jul 2017 18:25:12
W8506 - Hugo Lloris is going nowhere, I guarantee Levy would have us pay roughly the same sort of figure for him as we would receive for DDG. And this "every player has a price no matter what" is very simplistic. I'm sure for the most part that statement is true, How much do you think Juve want for Buffon? How much would Madrid want for Oblak? Just because a player has a price it doesn't mean its a fair one.

Wazza - I refer you back to Shappy: Which Keeper would you buy and for how much? We have a keeper who has proven to be good for us, is happy playing for us, and doesn't want to leave! You say "hes a couple of mistakes away from the masses turning on him", well shame on those masses (would you be one of those? ), what ever happened to supporting a team.

MBD - Agreed.

25.) 17 Jul 2017 18:45:13
Is Lloris that much better than Romero tho? I've seen him make plenty of mistakes in games, so for me he isn't the upgrade on Romero that would be worth the premium he would cost. As I say, I'd give Romero the chance. Very good keeper, experienced, national number 1, played in lots of big games and finals. Not many out there better, and even few worth the stupid money it would take to get them.

26.) 17 Jul 2017 19:02:48
Wazza you keep telling me there are better keepers available but have so far not been able to name one. So come on who would you sign?

27.) 17 Jul 2017 21:42:09
I hope if we do sell ddg to Madrid then let's make em pay top dollar, they tried to shaft us over marata 80 mill yet reports suggest its only 62 mill to Milan, personally hope they tell em to swivel.

28.) 19 Jul 2017 05:06:38
What Shappy said!

Romero is class and I thought so from the his first game at OT.

C'mon Wazza tell us who we can sign who is better. We're waiting!



09 May 2017 20:39:01
Pogba transfer to be investigated by FIFA. Seems fishy this has been anounced 2 days before a Euro semi final.


{Ed004's Note - or it just happens to coincide with contract leaks? I'm guessing it's to do with Raiola's fee}

1.) 09 May 2017 21:08:02
Why does it have anything to do with Thursday?

Ed - am I right in thinking Raiola's fee was settled by Juve in the end, or is it not that simple?

{Ed004's Note - I am honestly not sure. By briefly looking at the leaks I think us, Juve and Pogba paid him}

2.) 09 May 2017 21:12:28
Over 40 mill was it? Absolutely bonkers.

{Ed004's Note - Apparently so}

3.) 09 May 2017 21:15:24
Well UEFA and FIFA don't really like the English do they? Nice little way to unsettle the favourites who happen to be English.

I like a conspiracy :-)

4.) 09 May 2017 21:23:32
We also settled a 2 mill debt of pogbas cough cough .
The fact raiola's is making 40 odd mil from the deal is a joke different form of 3rd party ownership .

{Ed004's Note - I thought Pogba paid Raiola 2 million?}

5.) 09 May 2017 21:44:56
I think it said united payed 2.2mil that pogba owed to one of raiolas company's.
Issues said to be conflict of interest he represented the player united and juventus .
Will all come out in the wash.



22 Apr 2017 22:05:57
DeGea's house has gone up for sale apparently. Let silly season truly begin 😃.


1.) 23 Apr 2017 07:43:07
Lol I heard he rented anyway. 😂.

2.) 23 Apr 2017 07:48:15
And pple don't believe he is going for £70m. Ain't no fire without a spark. Sad if true but we will survive. We are Man Utd.
Even if Arsene Wenger say we will crash without Ibra we will rise again. We will prove these jealous dumb buns wrong. Wenger just can't take it that Jose will be successful here. He'd wished he was taking over but unfortunately he is not qualified.
Things happened for a reason. Without Ibra Jose will be challenged to use all his brain cells and it will give opportunities to those who works hard for Jose.

3.) 23 Apr 2017 08:23:05
Ironically I think we will be better without ibra going forward because it gives us more flexibility. When ibra plays, we cater for him. Without him I think Rashford gets the nod at 9 and potentially we are a much more dangerous and potent front 4.

4.) 23 Apr 2017 09:05:14
I think Wenger needs to worry about his own team first before criticising others

Sad regarding Zlatan, but that's the harsh reality of football, just need to concentrate on getting Champions League football via winning the Europa League or finishing in the top 4.

5.) 23 Apr 2017 09:59:11
We should try to win the Europa for Ibra and let him and Rooney hold the cup together. Two greats.
Would then be nice to use that to slap Wengers mouth for talking too much. Better if we finish above Arsenal.
Also agree with angel that without Ibra our attack will have plenty of pace. So just need to focus on scoring accuracy.

6.) 23 Apr 2017 10:06:35
Ibra hasn't even been at the club a full season there are one or 2 who deserve to lift the cup before him.

7.) 23 Apr 2017 12:08:40
666 where did you read this whole ddg off for 70mn no one reliable is reporting it, also the house sale rumours come from ever reliable sun.

8.) 23 Apr 2017 13:34:59
News from Asia CSM. Betting contacts putting bets out.

9.) 23 Apr 2017 15:07:21
ohh, hopefully they aren't reliable, losing ddg would be a big problem.

10.) 24 Apr 2017 10:30:57
Maybe he's just moving to a new house?

11.) 24 Apr 2017 18:24:23
lol I love your optimism eric!



13 Sep 2015 08:37:00
LVG to sign a new contract, I know a few on here who'd be delighted with that, were it to happen.


{Ed025's Note - i know a lot who would not brendan..

1.) 13 Sep 2015 08:58:45
Surely not ed? I'm sure Beast, and the like, would be delighted!

{Ed025's Note - LVG is...moyes with money..brendan..

2.) 13 Sep 2015 09:22:53
I hope not. I'm not saying I want LVG sacked or anything but 3 years is enough. His role was to get us back in the CL and potentially challenge for trophies and by the end of next season I feel he will have accomplished that but alluding to a post Shappy wrote a couple of weeks ago, he has got rid of players who were perhaps not good enough and lowered the average age which means we might well have a bright future after his tenure. While we may have a bright future following some of the things LVG has done, he shouldn't be the one to manage us following the end of next season.

{Ed025's Note - its very easy to lower average age stats just buy 2 young untried forwards for squillions of pounds mate..

3.) 13 Sep 2015 09:39:21
I just can't see it, surely we can't be this incompetent. It makes me wonder if the decision makers watch the games.

4.) 13 Sep 2015 09:44:58
Well that's true Ed but he's looked to have a team where the majority of our squad are mid to late twenties and shipped out many players who most would say were not of the quality required. Look at Nani, Anderson, Cleverley, RVP, Rafael, Lindegaard, Evans etc. He's far from my ideal manager and he's made some daft decisions but I think he's done well in getting rid of players who shouldn't have even been there when he took over.

{Ed025's Note - he has done well in that department Rj, but i still dont feel hes the right man long term mate..

5.) 13 Sep 2015 10:20:37
L.E.G.E.N.D chaps, don't question it.

6.) 13 Sep 2015 11:42:44
I hope it happens personally.

7.) 13 Sep 2015 11:48:49
He's always been pretty vocal that he was going to retire after this contract - I don't think he'll change his mind.

8.) 13 Sep 2015 13:50:47
Ed it won't be long term he's just here to sort the mess out so the next chap has easier job

9.) 13 Sep 2015 15:50:41
Common 025, LVG is much better than Moyes. He knows the game inside out and doesn't look like a lost little boy that's out of his depth. His knack of upsetting and falling out with players is a little worrying, but aside from that I think he was and still is exactly what we need.

{Ed025's Note - i think he may be a short term answer prodigal, seems a bit set in his ways to me mate and not everyones cup of tea..

10.) 13 Sep 2015 18:52:48
May be the decision makers think that Giggs needs more time as someone's deputy. May be even Giggs was in favour of it.

11.) 14 Sep 2015 18:58:25
I think giggs needs to manage a smaller club before we ever consider him for the utd job.




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02 Nov 2023 16:16:43
I've been talking to a lot of United supporting reds over the past week or so, and we are all of the same opinion that we just need to reset no matter what that means. Maybe a relegation battle, maybe even a relegation, but we need a hard reset. We are going nowhere, haven't now for a decade, and won't for the next decade without something drastic.

There are too many overpaid, spineless lumps in our dressing room with too much power and too much influence. We need someone with a big pair of balls to just make a massive decision.

It would be unpopular with some, but I think that more and more people are now seeing the need for this.

We need to sell the likes of Fernandez, Rashford, Dalot, Maguire, Varane, Eriksen, Casemiro, Martial, Antony, Sancho, VDB, McTominay. The longer they all stay the longer they will keep throwing endless managers under the bus. They may all think that they are great footballers, but in actual fact they have been shown to be a useless bunch of tw*ts, and not for the first time.

Give Mount, Onana, Hojlund a bit of time to see if they will come good and then begin to replace the others.

Play the likes of AWB, Shaw, Martinez along with some of the younger guys. Get an actual plan in place, a style of play and then get the players that fit that.

Without something major and drastic this isn't changing and we will keep going round in circles and declining. It is hell to watch it happening, and going in to work and the world and their dog gloating and telling me how sh*t we have become is painful, but that will continue as we are awful, terribly run and inept in all departments. I've even had Bolton fans taking the piss at work!


1.) 02 Nov 2023 16:55:01
Bang on Brendan

Like I’ve said many times before this squad is full of blaggers and bluffers.

2.) 02 Nov 2023 17:02:29
I'd agree with that list of players that moving on. I'd be happy for Utd to replace with players only underthe age of 23.

However, just as a cautionary point; isn't that what Chelsea have just done?

3.) 02 Nov 2023 17:02:46
Couldn't agree more brendan. I would agree with every name on the list also.
The structure above needs addressing in full also.
If a sale can be agreed or an investor comes in and we know that sjr aspires to run the sporting side of the business then the structure will be addressed. Until then no major decisions should be taken imo.

4.) 02 Nov 2023 17:34:49
As a United supporting Red, I can say with absolute certainty that I don’t want a relegation battle or relegation.
Finishing anywhere between 8th and 14th should be seen as a disastrous season and reason enough for major changes.
I agree on the clear out though. From top to bottom, the clubs rotten.

5.) 02 Nov 2023 17:52:05
I used to argue back with friends and colleagues of other persuasions. Now, I just shrug my shoulders and smile. It's got to that stage. I've said it previously, there's not one player in that team that I think I actually like as a player right now. Not even going to bother trying to defend them.

6.) 02 Nov 2023 17:55:08
United supporting reds ?. Think I was in two minds on typing United supporting friends or friends who are reds. D’oh!

MancMan - I wouldn’t get all 23 and under, we’d need a proper plan and then to get a mix of experience and potential in to fit that style. I don’t think selling the club to players would be an issue if there was a clear plan in place to go forward with.

2Toms - We would only be finishing low due to the fact we are getting rid of so many players and then putting a proper plan in place. In the interim, whether that starts in January or whenever, it will be tough and will likely mean a bottom half finish at least. However the way it is currently we are going to see that this season anyway, so we might as well bite the bullet and go for it.

7.) 02 Nov 2023 17:38:37
That's my thinking. got called alsorts for saying utd are relegation fodder. Will not happen because there's worse teams, but these lot are absolutely awful but worse of all gutless.
Been going utd since 84, never until last night have I seen so much hatred towards our own players. They simply have downed tools. again. they like any shame and professionalism. they won't go down but they fully deserve too.

8.) 02 Nov 2023 18:50:05
That list should include the whole squad if you ask me. I don’t think there’s a good ‘un amongst them.

I think now we’re finally paying the price for a string of weak managers who’ve been petrified to move on sub standard players. I mean, Antony Martial……9 seasons and 89 goals……absolute joke. How is he still at the football club!?

9.) 02 Nov 2023 19:30:14
It costs millions to simply release players. Do we really expect the Glazers, who are motivated by nothing but money, to sanction letting half the squad go? They wouldn't even pay Maguire £5m (that he was entitled to! ) .

10.) 02 Nov 2023 19:30:49
Why do people keep talking about relegation? They can’t be match going fans, that’s for sure.



12 Aug 2023 16:15:48
Good luck in the future Fred! He has his flaws but no one can doubt that he gave 100% every time he pulled on the shirt. If only we could say that of all players.


{Ed077's Note - best of luck to him.}

1.) 12 Aug 2023 17:01:33
Loved fred, was never a holding midfielder. He was a great sub who came on and added some much needed energy and pressing. Several times he came in and brought a stale game to life.

In some big games he helped to tighten up the midfield and was a big part of some wins against rivals.

Unfortunately he was a player who struggled for consistency, and sometimes in the first 5 mins of a game you knew which Fred you were getting. He could play at a very high level, but also at a level not fit for a professional footballer. Couldn't really understand how he play so bad compared to his good games.

He always brought passion and smiles and I wish him well for the future.

2.) 12 Aug 2023 18:46:48
Honest player who always gave his best. Wish him well.

3.) 12 Aug 2023 19:18:51
Best of luck to a player who gave his all. Never quite good enough and should never have been signed, but that’s not his fault. He came and did his best, and is well liked by match going supporters who could see the shifts he put in. His performance against Spurs last season was perhaps his best performance for us, and the fixture that put us on a good run of form.

If only Anthony Martial had an ounce of Fred’s desire.

All the best Fred ??.

4.) 12 Aug 2023 19:43:56
good luck Fred, fell short of the level we needed but couldn't fault his effort hope he does well in future.

5.) 13 Aug 2023 02:34:54
I think he was always developed in the wrong position as a senior - he should have been a LB and, if developed in that position, would have, IMO, been world-class.



21 Jul 2023 22:34:35
Could one of the Ed's confirm which day United will unveil Mbappé, now that he is officially up for sale?



{Ed002's Note - He is moving to Liverpool the supporters tell me.}

1.) 21 Jul 2023 23:01:03
God damn it! And they are always as in the know as people on here, so it’s obviously true. I was sure he was coming to us.

Ah well! We’ve got Martial so we’ll be fine.

2.) 22 Jul 2023 07:42:22
Martial or Mbappe, Martial everyday of the week, give it another 10 years he will be our highest ever goalscorer.

3.) 22 Jul 2023 09:10:04
Haha brendan ? ? he is just a French hugill, no interest in him ?.

4.) 22 Jul 2023 04:43:34
But seriously, what is a bid that will get him?
If it is anyway a bid we can make, he will make us title challengers.
Even if next season he goes to madrid, we could put a release clause for Real Madrid, this signing will make us one of the best teams in the world.



18 Jul 2023 16:02:10
So Jonny Evans has signed a short term contract so that he can go on the USA tour with us. I may be mistaken but I have never heard of that one before.

Another experienced head though so can't do any harm I guess.


1.) 18 Jul 2023 16:22:57
Maybe ten hag will bring him on ahead of McGuire to drive home the message?

2.) 18 Jul 2023 16:27:32
Odd one, however the fact that he was training with the club there is obviously intent to help him get fitness and for EtH to have a look at him.
It could be a clear indication that we may not have the funds to bring a CB in as well as everything else so could be an addition for the cup games.
Interesting to see if he gets any game time.
We could focus on the other places and then we can look at the CD position next year.

3.) 18 Jul 2023 16:51:22
So Harry is 6th choice now.

4.) 18 Jul 2023 16:52:57
Harry down to 6th choice if he stays and wouldn’t surprise me if evans ends up with a 1 year deal. If true surely Maguire has to go? Right?!

5.) 18 Jul 2023 16:54:45
Maybe they are thinking of a future coaching role for him?

6.) 18 Jul 2023 16:59:38
I’m hoping it’s an indication that we may get movement with Maguire and Bailey and he’ll be available as back up
We’ll see.

7.) 18 Jul 2023 17:08:17
Should never have sold Evan's when we did. Welbeck another who left way too early. Van Gaal dropped a couple of b*****ks on those 2.

{Ed077's Note - too injury prone both of them, so understandable that they were let go. Its just that they were never really replaced well

8.) 18 Jul 2023 17:33:10
Would be more than happy with Shaw, Lindelof and Evans as back up centre halves next season if it meant that the money brought in by selling Maguire, Telles and Bailly went on Ambrabat or Lavia.

9.) 18 Jul 2023 18:01:55
Could be that the manager wants to see him play a few games with the rest of the squad to run the rule over him.

He could be a good option to sign on a free as additional cover for next season. He knows the club well, is a leader, and his style of play would suit EtH's tactics.

Jones, Tuanzebe and Bailly will all definitely leave the club. While Maguire and Lindelof could also leave if the right offers come in. Leaving Martinez and Varane as the only definite CB's next season.

10.) 18 Jul 2023 18:05:32
I'm feeling quite emotional, today ?.

11.) 18 Jul 2023 19:09:52
I think he wants to have a squad player who played under Sir Alex :D.

12.) 18 Jul 2023 19:38:06
Good mentor for the academy players, at 35 he should be looking at doing his coaching badges and taking the next step in his career.

13.) 18 Jul 2023 19:48:53
Hope we sign him for a year as cover and for cup games, he's an experienced head who has won trophies, would rather have him as 4th choice than keeping maguire. Its not me having a pop at maguire but I think he burnt his bridges coming out saying he'd lost the captaincy, he should have waited until the club made an announcement, not giving it the poor me twitter statement.

14.) 18 Jul 2023 20:38:35
Can’t help but smile seeing a fellow norn Irishman back in the famous red. Short term or not ?.

15.) 19 Jul 2023 08:18:19
He is injury prone but very good with the ball and his passing. I can see why we have signed him as a back up option.



01 Jul 2023 18:26:18
Reports that we have had a £30m bid turned down by Atalanta for Hojlund, that we have representatives in Madrid to talk to Real about Tchouameni, and that we are due to bid for Onana.

Add those to Mount having his medical on Monday and it all seems very unlikely.

As nice as it would be to actually have a plan and not spend all summer p*ssing about, I don't buy it.

That said I would happily take all 4 ready for preseason.


1.) 01 Jul 2023 19:03:10
Last summer there was all this negativity about our transfer activity and we did very well and by all accounts over achieved with a new manager and a team that was coming off a melt down the previous year.

I have zero doubts the club will spend money on key players and even surprise us. I am glad we are not putting in crazy bids just to get a player and seems like we are working to a plan.

2.) 01 Jul 2023 19:33:39
Because we spent all summer chasing DeJong and then got lucky that we got Casemiro right at the end of the window, although for a large fee.

Antony at the price we paid wasn’t great business either.

So I will say again, it would be nice to have a plan and not be p*ssing about again all summer.

However if we got Mount, Onana, Hojlund and someone like Tchouameni in before preseason training begins I would class that as a successful and well organised summer.

3.) 01 Jul 2023 19:37:05
No way Madrid let tchoumeni go, not a chance.

4.) 01 Jul 2023 20:40:21
I agree Tim. There’s more chance of hell freezing over than them selling us him.

5.) 01 Jul 2023 23:45:28
Real Madrid may listen to a good offer as they will want funds for Mbappe. Loan to buy next season may be a good option.

6.) 02 Jul 2023 00:03:21
He would be a brilliant addition. aslo stuff out there about ambrabat and he is excellent.




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05 Dec 2023 21:09:51
Rumours today it’s Rashford ??‍♂️.




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02 Dec 2023 14:08:53
‘the player is unlikely to be interested in joining any mid-table English side’

That will rule us out come January then.




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04 Nov 2023 11:31:10
I have no issue with any player celebrating their birthday, or having an evening out to blow off steam. However I do feel that they need to accept that if they are playing like sh*t, seeming to those outside looking in like they are uninterested, and have just been smashed at home by City again, that they will get a lot of stick for that.

If Rashford was obviously putting 100% in, and was having a positive effect on the team etc, then this is not a story, however it is the complete opposite of that, and when you are paid more in one week than most of the people in the stadium are paid in maybe 5-10 years, not seeming to be giving everything and then going out late is going to end up with you getting called out. I have no issue with that either.




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03 Nov 2023 17:42:19
Rooney was amazing, but towards the end he stayed too long. Rashford isn’t in the same league as Rooney and never will be.

He has a good few months every few years, the last one when he wanted a new contract. He is either a player who needs to be high on confidence to show what he can do, but who also has huge confidence issues, or he just can’t be arsed half of the time. I hope it is the first, but either way it isn’t good enough.

That said his decision making and end product is very poor most of the time.




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11 Oct 2023 18:22:12
I was really bothered at first but after about 8 months I gave up and don’t even read anything about the takeover now. It was all far too frustrating and depressing.

If it happens and is an Improvement then that’s great, but we have zero control over any of it so it’s not worth the stress.





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02 Mar 2024 13:39:23
No chance BR, no shots at all.




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19 Feb 2024 19:26:24
A lad I played with in a team from under 10’s up was sent to Antwerp by United. Not sure why it stopped happening though.




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30 Jan 2024 17:34:38
Still better than McTominay ?.




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05 Dec 2023 22:18:17
I’m thinking that there must be a common denominator with all of the above, but I can’t put my finger on it.




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04 Nov 2023 11:35:58
One of many who need to go at the earliest possible opportunity. Take what we can get for him and bye bye.