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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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20 Nov 2021 18:46:03
So those who wanted Ole to go may now get their wish, which gives me no pleasure what so ever. He helped to give me one of my lifes top 4 nights back in 1999, and I won't apologise for not celebrating when the day comes that he gets sacked.

Do I feel that he is in above his head? Unfortunately yes.

But do I feel that he helped the club massively at a time when things were truly truly awful? 100% yes, and "fans" have very short memories when it comes to how bad things actually were.

Finally do I feel that the next manager that comes in will fare any better? Nope.

The club is a mess from top to bottom, and as a Manchester lad who has grown up and lived and breathed it my whole life it hurts. I sat there at Old Trafford watching the Liverpool and City games and they were painful to watch, but what was even worse were the things that people were saying and shouting, the vast majority aimed at the manager. I wasn't as embarrassed by the performances as much as I was listening to the words coming out of United "supporters" mouths.

Anyone that thinks a change in manager will solve the problems is either daft or deluded. The club is run by business men, not football men, and until they bring in some football men in positions above the manager and coaches, then we will go no where and bounce from management failure to management failure.

The players also need to take a long hard look at themselves. Most are not fit to wear the shirt on the attitude and performance that they have been putting in. They are a disgrace and I wouldn't care if 90% of the squad was allowed to find a new club in January, the problem would be finding anyone who wants them, and would pay what the business men agreed to pay them. I'm 100% sure that the vast majority would have no one interested in them from the performances we have seen, which says a lot.

Anyway, reply to this however you want, I really couldn't care less. Also enjoy what some will see as a victory once it happens, but I will await the exact same people on here in 18 months time unhappy with things as they are then too. And I can guarantee that it will happen as nothing but the manager will change, and that is not enough to turn things around properly.


1.) 20 Nov 2021 18:50:06
I am happily both daft and deluded if that is what it takes to be happy to see the clown trashed. If 99 was one of your happy nights, this will be mine when he is thrown out.

2.) 20 Nov 2021 18:57:18
Great Post Brendan, typical reply too. Sensible discussion has no place on here any more.

3.) 20 Nov 2021 18:57:50
Brendan I was one of the keep ole in brigade, I've got a lot of mates as united fans and they were all ole out and I always stood firm but after todays mess I think it's time he goes, i felt sorry for him in that end of game interview he looked like he was going to cry. but now is the time for him to leave, if he loves this club he should resign and hand over the reigns. i get being badly beaten by the scousers and City, but by Watford.

4.) 20 Nov 2021 18:59:09
People need to stop using there love for the player ole and the manager ole, they are 2 different people

Player ole will always be a legend but manager ole, althlugh he has made many positives come back to the club he is a terrible manager and coach, anf that goes for carrick and mkenna aswell they all need to go.

5.) 20 Nov 2021 19:03:31
Good post Brendan. But there in lies the problem with a lot of fans 'He helped to give me one of my lifes top 4 nights back in 1999'.

Unfortunately sentimentality should never ever have come into it.

Adiós Ole, glad you're going. I think you set us back another couple of years.

6.) 20 Nov 2021 19:05:44
Brendan. Interesting post and I take no pleasure in the fact that our club is i disarray at present. Do I hate Solskjaer, no way and no one on here hates Solskjaer the man, the guy was and is and will always be a legend.
The Club is run badly from a footballing side, but I recently posted about all the coaches United have in place at present. All of them including Solskjaer have underachieved massively. And who selected the first team coaches, Phelan and Carrick? It was solskjaer who chose them. And they have all been a disaster.
Next manager will have a huge job to turn this club around, and he may not succeed, but we have to try.
Lastly how many of our youth players has Solskjaer promoted and tried out? You know the answer to that question. And how may players has Solskjaer actually improved? I think you know the answer to that question too.
This is a hard profession, there's no room for sentimentality. We have to move on. The Club is bigger and more important than any player or manager.

7.) 20 Nov 2021 19:07:03
What is so sensible about your post then AJH? isn't it the typical poking from you?

8.) 20 Nov 2021 19:21:23
I think most missed the actual meaning of my post, maybe it was them getting over excited at the impending departure.

It wasn't that I feel he should stay on as manager, as I confirmed when I said I feel he is in over his head, it was that I won't celebrate his departure like a lot unfortunately will and that changing managers will do absolutely F all without major changes throughout the club, but that won't be happening so enjoy what will be a short lived excitement.

9.) 20 Nov 2021 19:23:50
Just wait until we appoint Rodgers! I wonder what vitriol we can look forward to when the failed Liverpool manager becomes the next failed Utd manager. If we can’t be civil towards a Utd legend then Rodgers has absolutely no chance.

I hope it doesn’t happen but only at Utd can we call our manager utterly useless and incompetent then appoint someone who’s finished below him for two seasons in a row and despite a disastrous start Ole is still above him now and they’ve conceded just as many goals.

{Ed0666's Note - extremely pertinent points you make

10.) 20 Nov 2021 19:24:41
About time he's gone. Just shows the amateur nature of the club by not doing it a week soiner and giving the new guy some time with the players.

Ole the player is a different bloke to the manager. You need to be ruthless in this game. Ole has been holding us back for too long. Tuchel shows what a half decent coach can do after taking over from another amateur. He should never have got the job but again, the idiots up stairs acted too quickly after a catchy song. i'm not sorry to see him go i'm just sorry it had to end like this.

11.) 20 Nov 2021 19:36:22
UA, read the other replies, then read yours.

12.) 20 Nov 2021 19:45:53
One thing is for certain, he will go down as our worst ever manager. Upwards and onwards from here, hopefully.

13.) 20 Nov 2021 19:47:05
Graham Souness is remember very fondly by Liverpool fans and it won't be because of his stint at manager or his personality.

Ole will remain a club legend for his playing days. Sadly as a manager he wasn't up to the task despite his best efforts.

Let him go, try and be respectful as you only really show yourself up when you're not, and move on.

Brendan, like you I doubt we'll see any real success until changes above the manager happen. Hopefully we are wrong, sadly I expect we'll be proven right.

14.) 20 Nov 2021 19:54:50

Spot on post. I can see the club doing exactly that.

15.) 20 Nov 2021 19:58:41
Shappy, this squad, with the right manager, will compete regardless of the board or people above.

You change your opinion every few weeks now so I'm sure in a year or two should we win a trophy you'll be telling us all how you knew that getting a top manager would mean competing and winning trophies. You'll have written so many posts come that time, most people will forget ?.

16.) 20 Nov 2021 20:35:02
Angel, and therein lies the problem. "With the right manager" the incompetence above them won't matter. So you say. But with the level of incompetence how can we be sure that the next manager will be the "right" manager?

17.) 20 Nov 2021 20:48:31
Shappy I agree and disagree I think we won't sustain sucess until the root from the top is removed but at the same time if we actually manager to get a top manager in which we haven't done since fergy then I think we will be but ultimately we need a top manager not one that was good 10-15 years ago like van gaal and mourinho.

18.) 20 Nov 2021 22:20:25
It's a sad day for solskjaer the club and the fans.
Bit if it happens then we move on and try to improve.



29 Aug 2021 19:42:40
DeGea is still a better keeper than Henderson will ever be in my eyes. Yes he has his faults as do all keepers/ players but I wouldn't swap him for Henderson in a million years. No way is Henderson an upgrade now or ever. DeGea was a better keeper at the same age as Henderson is now and he still is.

For me Henderson would be the one to leave and I'm sure we would have interest from mid to upper league teams.


1.) 29 Aug 2021 19:47:24
Two world class saves in 2 games.
Credit to De Gea for returning early to preseason and getting down to work.

2.) 29 Aug 2021 19:48:39
With you on this one.

3.) 29 Aug 2021 20:17:37
Why do we always have to pit our players against each other. Henderson is a very good keeper as well.

4.) 29 Aug 2021 20:26:59
That's the nature and whole being of top class sport. They are fighting for one place they have to be pitted against each other caolan.

5.) 29 Aug 2021 20:55:45
Caolan they got to be pitted against each other because neither will be happy to be no2 keeper. DDG is in his later years and will still want to play regularly, and Henderson is coming into his prime who will want to be starting most weeks. Neither can have that at Man Utd.

DDG in my opinion is still ahead of Henderson and a much better option to stick by. Henderson could bring a pretty penny with the rumoured interest of Spurs and Chelsea I believe. And as many of you like to point out DDG has his lapses. as does Henderson.

Cash in would be my choice.

6.) 29 Aug 2021 22:06:44
Yes DDG is the better shot stopper but he never commands the penalty area. All opponents know he is loathe to venture off his line for corners or free kicks. He is no schmeichel or Van Der Saar. Whether Henderson can get to their levels is debatable and frankly so far I am not inspired to think he can. We need a better keeper. Donnaruma would have been perfect.

7.) 30 Aug 2021 10:29:18
I mean by fans. If you prefer one, the other has to be run down.



18 Jun 2021 21:41:28
This is a bit like watching United at times 😴😴😴.


1.) 18 Jun 2021 21:52:13
Makes sense, Southgate will be the next United manager 😂.

{Ed014's Note - it really wouldn’t surprise me! 🤦‍♂️

2.) 18 Jun 2021 22:04:27
Brendan, spot on.

3.) 18 Jun 2021 22:16:01
I thought the same, maybe they both attended the same coaching course.

4.) 18 Jun 2021 22:45:57
Think Southgate has same problem as Ole. Doesn't trust his CBs. Hence the two defensive midfielders. lack creativity with that pair.
Sterling was poor, thought he should have been replaced by Grealish not Foden.
Kane looks tired. Why not bring DCL on instead of Rashford who is better from left?

Surely Sancho.

{Ed014's Note - Southgate is the problem!



22 Apr 2021 09:46:16
So rumours that Mr Woodward resigned in part due to the Glazers plans to take United into this ESL.

No idea if true, and he certainly isn't a football person, but if it is true at least it shows he is willing to stick up for what he believes in. He isn't my favourite person in the world, but if true my opinion on him will have increased ever so slightly.

Maybe the Glazers should leave by the end of the year and he can stay and continue looking after the commercial side of things only, which no one can deny he is very good at.

However, as it is, we are still stuck with the biggest problem at the club, the owners. I don't see that changing even with the fall out of this. They are sat in Florida enjoying the money we provide for them, so as long as that continues why would they care what we, or Gary Neville, thinks?


1.) 22 Apr 2021 10:23:40
Brendan81, tbh I really don't believe that is the case. Woodward and Glazers go hand in hand and being business people they would have seen ESL as a great opportunity to make more money. Unfortunately it didn't work out and it seems Woodward is made the scapegoat and his resignation is an attempt to save face by the Glazers.

2.) 22 Apr 2021 15:16:33
Woodward was up to his neck in it. His position had become untenable as he would not be welcome at any table with the people he has to negotiate with now as he led them all down the garden path for the last few months.



31 Aug 2020 15:38:54
This day 16 years ago Mr Rooney signed for us. What are peoples views on his time at United now he has been gone a while? ;-)

As stated in the past, I'm very happy we signed him, but he could have done so much more, and become so much more than he did due to the fact he wasn't as professionally dedicated as he could/ should have been.

It will always be a case of 'what if' for me. Naturally brilliant, but a shame he couldn't wait to do all the drinking amd smoking etc once he retired any time now at the grand old age of about 35.


1.) 31 Aug 2020 16:00:32

One of my all time favorite player.
Absolute fighter, selfless and a beast on the pitch in his prime.

2.) 31 Aug 2020 16:02:55
He had an incredibly successful career at United, won everything there was to win and became our highest ever goalscorer. Delighted we signed him.

Despite that, his career is still not as good as it should have been. He worked very hard on the pitch, if he'd worked as hard off of it he could have gone down as United's best ever player, scored more goals and probably received even more accolades.

3.) 31 Aug 2020 16:04:17
Very good player for a long time. Should have been shown the door when fergie left imo he stayed about 4 years too long.
Was fantastic in his prime. Always played for the team and his team mates.
He peaked early as a player and looked done at 30 tbh.

4.) 31 Aug 2020 16:08:04

One of the most naturally gifted players of all time, but despite achieving so much, he could have been so much more.

We should be taking about Rooney in the same terms as Messi and Ronaldo. But poor lifestyle and lack of application held him back. Peaked in his mid 20s.

5.) 31 Aug 2020 16:09:42
He will be remembered as a man united great .

6.) 31 Aug 2020 16:27:36
It's strange to think 'what could have been? ' when we are talking about our all-time leading goalscorer and one of our most decorated players.

I remember a few times walking up to the ground and the team news comes out that he's not in the squad due to a niggle or something like that. The atmosphere in and around the ground would drop because he was the player everyone wanted to see. He was pure box office. You knew he'd give 110%.

It's easy to judge a player for their off-field antics but Rooney is just a working class lad who struggled to adapt to the life of a professional and a role model. That shouldn't take away from anything he did for United nor is most of it any worse than what regular 20-30 year olds get up to every other weekend.

For me he's up there with the best player's I've ever had the pleasure of watching and some of the goals he was involved with are amongst my favourite memories of going to watch football; Arsenal seemingly every time he played against them particularly the counter attacks and the 8-2 victory, the overhead kick in the Derby, the volley against Newcastle, the assist with the outside of the boot for RVN and loads more.

7.) 31 Aug 2020 16:32:05
We have had this debate for so long. It's boring now. He came to United as a teenager and left as highest goalscorer. Let's move on now and not start another huge debate.

8.) 31 Aug 2020 17:15:55
Legend. The last street footballer 😁😁.

9.) 31 Aug 2020 17:16:43
I'm not touching this one with a bargepole 😁.

10.) 31 Aug 2020 17:56:29
He was awesome. All that needs to be said.

11.) 31 Aug 2020 18:07:03
Quality signing and player. Top scorer. Do I need say more? Deserves more respect.

12.) 31 Aug 2020 18:52:42
Why do people find it necessary to look for faults. Just say thank you for years of great service. Bottom line if we had the chance to sign him again like we did first time round as a young player would we. We would be ecstatic ad supporters.

13.) 31 Aug 2020 19:43:51
I remember his debut like it was yesterday. I heard of his surprise early return from injury whilst enjoying a beer in the concourse and thought/ hoped this could be a night to remember - boy was it!

I accept he didn’t quite hit the next level and probably should have and also understand how he polarises people on here, but I prefer to just enjoy the positive memories. I guess it comes down to the glass being half full or half empty.

14.) 01 Sep 2020 08:49:14
The sight of Rooney, Ronaldo and tevez bombing up the field to counter attack was a sight to behold and is amongst my favourite man utd memories. Must have terrified defenders. He was a fantastic player. People get angry because he wasn't as good at 30 as he was at 23.

15.) 01 Sep 2020 08:50:29
Rooney will always be remembered as a United great, how could he not be, leading club goalscorer is a great achievement.

However, I don't think he will be considered a legend or oddly enough would make most people's all time United 11.

Legendary status is a weird one, it's more about either having a transformative effect on a side ala Cantona or by grabbing the big games by the scruff of the neck and being a key figure in an iconic moment in the club's history.

For example we have had many better strikers than Ole, but the line "and Solskjaer has won it" means he will be a legend just based on that moment.

With Rooney he doesn't have a stand out moment, he has highlights. But nothing that makes you all dewy eyed. There is also a feeling of what if with Rooney. He didn't make the most of his talent and that casts a little shade over his achievements for many. If he had Ronaldo's work ethic and dedication then just how good could he have been?




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15 Jan 2022 16:18:23
Henderson isn’t as good as DeGea now and never will be, he is a decent gk but is way off being one of the top keepers. He is a good back up but he won’t be happy with that and so he needs to move on.




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01 Sep 2021 17:55:51
I just don't see DVDB getting much league and CL game time again for whatever reason Dodgy, and Amad and Elanga will only be cup players on the whole I think and won't get many league or CL run outs.

I agree those 3 are very good players and add to the rest nicely, I just included the players I see playing plenty of league and CL games. Hopefully Martial isn't one of them, unless he stops being a moody, sulky baby and puts the required effort in.




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31 Aug 2021 19:32:13
I can only see Martial playing in the league cup and fa cup this year unless we have a lot of injuries.

If we want a chance of winning anything this year the left side has to be rotated between Pogba and Rashford, the right between Greenwood and Sancho, the number 10 between Fernandes and maybe Lingard and CF between Ronaldo and Cavani. Rotating these players in each position doesn't significantly alter the quality in my eyes, it is CM that the issue still is.

McFred isn't ideal but it gets the best out of Pogba being on the left and let's the front 4 and full backs do what they do going forward, well maybe not AWB so much.

We always look worse with Pogba in the centre or when Matic comes in which is why we needed an upgrade there, however it was a pretty good window so hopefully CM will be addressed in Jan or next Summer 🤞🤷‍♂️.




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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.}



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29 Aug 2019 20:32:24
I agree, let pogba go. £500,000 if true is a joke. Obviously there is no knowing if it is true or BS. Ed002 might have an inkling i guess but won't want to comment, which i don't blame him for when it comes to money.

I'd rather get rid of Pogba now, accept we have a huge battle on our hands this season if so, but be ready to recruit well in January or summer, with a cleaner slate having cleared out some of the big money problems, and some of the crap footballers we have been stuck with.





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25 Nov 2021 19:00:03
I have to agree on the whole. He can be great at times, but then awful, however he certainly isn't the worst player at United either. There are players I would get rid of first, Pogba, Martial, Maguire and Lindelof to name just a few.




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20 Nov 2021 19:21:23
I think most missed the actual meaning of my post, maybe it was them getting over excited at the impending departure.

It wasn't that I feel he should stay on as manager, as I confirmed when I said I feel he is in over his head, it was that I won't celebrate his departure like a lot unfortunately will and that changing managers will do absolutely F all without major changes throughout the club, but that won't be happening so enjoy what will be a short lived excitement.




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25 Sep 2021 20:44:51
Brian Potter even?




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28 Aug 2021 09:14:59
Played for Woodhouse Park JFC as a kid and then Blackboy Lads after that. Stopped playing early 20's due to work commitments and never really got back into it.




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28 Aug 2021 00:14:31
Small world, I used to live in Woodhouse Park as a kid. Pretty sure a manager of the team I played for lived on Bowland Road too and our kit was sponsored by Greens for a few seasons from memory.