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04 Jan 2021 20:54:57
Rojo to boca juniors? Not sure if accurate but Would make sense for him to finish his playing back in his natice argentina.




27 Jul 2020 10:12:15
Does jack grealish helping villa stay up make it easier or harder for a deal to be done to sign him up?


{Ed002's Note - It makes no difference.}



29 Jun 2019 17:16:16
Rashford close to signing a new deal.

Great news.


1.) 29 Jun 2019 18:07:02
Yeh fantastic.

2.) 29 Jun 2019 18:58:18
Good news he’s committing to a new deal altho if reported figures are true i'm not sure why he would get 250k a week plus at his age where do you go from there. Another massive contract for a young player that needs to prove he's worth half that. I guess i'm just a old f****r and despise the over paid nature of these young lads who have done nothing within the game. Personally if have said score 30+ goals this season we can talk about a wage increase.

3.) 29 Jun 2019 19:12:09
Who knows if that reported figure is true and who cares how we personally feel about how much he earns. The key point is that its all relative.

If sanchez is on what he's reported to be on then rashford has every claim to earn as much as he can. he's done more for this club in the 10 games he played under lvg than sanchez has ever done for us.

Martial and shaw just got new contracts and i assume a pay rise, rashford deserves it more than them.

Most posters on here in the last third of the season becried the lack of players who put the required effort in and have the desire to improve themselves. Rashford has both those qualities as well as technical abilities that few in his age range can match.

4.) 29 Jun 2019 19:34:56
Shouldn’t be on three times what Wan-Bissaka has paid. He’s equally as unproven over a sustained period of time.

5.) 29 Jun 2019 20:03:17
Great news if true he has every chance of being the focal point of this new young team we are building.

6.) 30 Jun 2019 09:59:16
This is clearly nonsense. It’s all gone to his head and he is holding the club to ransom for £300K a week isn’t he?



08 Jun 2019 12:13:05
A few reports coming out now that united are getting frustrated and are surprised by the fees involved in signing british young players.

Have they been living under a rock for the past 6 or 16 years?

I completely understand that they have certain valuations for players and if they are quoted over that then they should back away in most circumstances and move on to other targets.

But prices for young british homegrown players have always been at a premium whether its rio ferdiand, andy carroll or kyle walker and i would be baffled if this was surprising them.


1.) 08 Jun 2019 13:07:43
There’s no doubt a Manchester United tax is added to the value of any player we approach.

Daniel James being the perfect example. We are paying twice the fee Leeds were quoted only four months ago.

2.) 09 Jun 2019 02:52:55
Rooney Rio Andy Carroll sterling Walker

The list goes on homegrown cost a hell of a lot more.

3.) 09 Jun 2019 08:28:29
Except Rooney and Rio were worth every penny for our club!

4.) 09 Jun 2019 09:38:35
Very true Eric. As is Sterling for City.

Imagine what Scholes would be worth today 🤔.

5.) 09 Jun 2019 12:36:56
AT Wazza finally someone who really rates Scholes as high as me, if we had a player like Scholes in our current squad our defense wouldn't be as exposed as it has been the past years, he is what i would call MAESTRO. one of those players that don't get recognize in England but are truly hard to find.

6.) 09 Jun 2019 15:22:58
Remanutd he’s exactly the type of player we need. You see Rashford making so many runs but the ball moves sideways.

I remember a game we were losing, playing badly and Scholes was brought on. It was the end of his career. But he collected the ball four times and each time he passed the ball forward. He was so aggressive with his passing, fast and direct.



01 Apr 2019 13:13:09
So duncan castles reporting that herrera is off to psg.

Does anyone agree to the clubs stance not to fold to his wage demands?

Who does that leave as our second best midfielder at the club? Michael carrick?


1.) 01 Apr 2019 13:37:08
I agree with this stance but the club also need to stop giving into demands of someone like Sanchez who's on double what Herrera wants.

2.) 01 Apr 2019 14:11:32
Is that his wages freed up to pay DDG what he wants?

3.) 01 Apr 2019 14:33:48
I agree. We need to commit 30m plus for a squad player approaching 30. Nah. Rock on free up the wages for a better player.

4.) 01 Apr 2019 15:03:43
Ken why let herrera go the likely scenario would be we would have to spend minimum of 50m to replace him with inflated fees. Plus wages on top there's plenty on more than him that should be shown the door before him. can't fathom how jones got a new deal and herrera didnt.

5.) 01 Apr 2019 15:12:01
why are we giving the likes of Jones and young new contracts but herrera letting go.

ddg still has another season but still its a joke. you keep your best players.

other than arsenal who have also a reputation to losing players this doesn't happen anywhere else.

6.) 01 Apr 2019 15:32:14
We aren't 'letting him go', this great player who everyone loves and loves the club is holding us to ransom over his wages, he isn't half as good as he thinks he is and could easily be replaced. Thanks for the good times Ander, but you are never going to be in a premier league winning first team.

7.) 01 Apr 2019 16:07:54
so is DDG holding us to ransom?

8.) 01 Apr 2019 16:10:47
I'm in two minds. Its a lot of money for a 30 year old that could be better spent. But then its another signing we'll need to make to replace him which maybe lessons what we can commit on other signings.

9.) 01 Apr 2019 16:29:40
Reports saying Utd won't offer more than £170k pw. Probably £50k too much being offered already for me.

10.) 01 Apr 2019 16:51:19
I agree with the club on this one. 170k a week sounds more than reasonable. If ander wants more that's his perogative.

11.) 01 Apr 2019 17:56:24

Yes, but he’s our best player and we would struggle to replace him with someone of the same quality so he will probably get what he wants, I don’t think anyone is under any illusion that De Gea hasn’t already tried to leave once, he’s just bloody good so we let him off.

12.) 01 Apr 2019 20:23:13
Why would PSG want him Rabiot cannot make there side he’s about 2 levels above Herrera,

13.) 01 Apr 2019 20:31:26
They maybe see something you don't?

14.) 02 Apr 2019 04:32:02
So just out of curiosity, who would you guys replace Herrera with who is an improvement and who also will cost less than 200k a week in wages?

15.) 02 Apr 2019 05:51:26
Personally I would break the bank for Saul Niguez.
He can take the midfield as well as the whole team to next level.
He can pick intricate forward passes like Pogba. Does excellent work off the ball.
And he is just 24. Well worth the investment.

{Ed001's Note - and he can cover almost every position on the pitch as well. I do not understand why no one has already broken the bank for him. It is not like he has just emerged, I can remember suggesting him as one of the players I would want Liverpool to sign when he was 17. So he has been about and looking top class for a long time.}

16.) 02 Apr 2019 06:36:31
Agree Ed. Not many consistent top quality midfielders around.
There are rumours linking him to City which is a real worry.

17.) 02 Apr 2019 13:34:18
Herrera is one of our better players, and there is no chance we will get a replacement of the same standard on less than 200k wages plus a hefty transfer fee. We can't afford to not give him the contract he wants, as doing so will cost us more than giving it to him.

18.) 02 Apr 2019 13:42:40
There is no point in giving 200k wage for a 29 year old who can pass only side ways. He may not even be a regular in the coming seasons.
And then we have problems with salary cap out.
So overall, it is a huge risk.
If we continue this, Next Smalling will ask for 200k a week contract.

19.) 02 Apr 2019 23:31:43
Who know. people who worry for extra expenses needed to replace him, need to think may be if Rabiot coming our way in free. in our wage budget? None of us know. But if Ole is taking this decision, then he must have calculated this. Now we can expect 2 new CM to come in.

20.) 02 Apr 2019 23:40:58
Completely agreed ed1. The worst decision Ed wayward has made in my view is cancelling the transfer plans in the winter window before LVGs sacking. We were meant to have a meeting with Atleti with regards to Saul. For me Saul is the best all round CM in the world. If not for Kante, Saul would be the best midfielder IMO.




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05 May 2021 20:53:22
3 league games in 5 days next week.

Going to be interesting to see how ole handles that with team selection.

AWB and Maguire are probably going to start all 3 but expect everyone else to start 2.

Maybe donny can finally get meaningful minutes in the league.


1.) 05 May 2021 21:56:23
Lindelof will need rotating as I doubt his back will be upto it. We might see Bailly tomorrow.

2.) 05 May 2021 22:04:23
Who is this Donny you mention?

3.) 06 May 2021 00:24:18
Top 4 will be in the bag the only result that really matters will be the EL final and of course the Liverpool game. It would be nice to win all 3 ole will want to go into the final with a good finish to the league behind them but it will be good just to keep the players ticking over and sharp there will be no need to over play anyone. Ole might well give mata a last hurrah i'd expect telles Williams bailly donny matic diallo martial James ddg all to start in Last one of the games.

4.) 06 May 2021 08:10:23
Last one of the games is Liverpool Ken, I think Ole will rest most vs Villa after Roma game.



09 Apr 2021 11:13:39
Good result last night but another poor performance in my opinion.

Just got me thinking that being a forward in this current team does not look to be an enjoyable experience at the moment, good chances are hard to come by.

Cavani against brighton, mason last night hardly had a sniff at goal. It is no surprise that our two top goalscorers, bruno (who takes penalties) and rashford (is able to create chances on his own, feed off scraps) are the only players consistently scoring.

Which brings me onto the summer, lots of talk about haaland but i give it about 5 minutes before his agent is piping up about the lack of chances created for him up top and noises start circulating about him wanting to move elsewhere where chanes are easier to come by.


1.) 09 Apr 2021 11:53:48
This is what I have been saying for a while on here, while Martial certainly isn't a top class striker (despite having the talent to be) .

The real issue is we create very little. Everything goes through Bruno or is a cross from Shaw. Other than that? Zip, nada not a bean.

James is good at getting behind high line defences but his end product is patchy. If Greenwood or Rashford get on the ball their first instinct is to find the path to goal for themselves.

As the season has worn on and Bruno has become more obviously fatigued our ability to create has dwindled.

That is why for me a creative wide player is a far more important summer signing than a ST.

2.) 09 Apr 2021 12:30:49
DSG - Last night was absolutely pathetic in my opinion. A complete bore fest totally devoid of any rhythm, tempo or intensity.

In my opinion Utd have benefited hugely from the absence of fans in stadiums. It has enabled Ole to play a brand of soulless, unimaginative, negative football. The ends justify the means for Ole as results have been decent but this brand of football is unsustainable.

I remember a thread last week about someone complaining of too much football on TV. From a personal perspective I’d loved watching all the different teams but perhaps the saddest indictment of too much football on TV is if I wasn’t a Utd fan I definitely wouldn’t watch any of our games.

We have been treated to a thrilling week of Champions League football yet Utd v Granada only illustrated the gulf in quality and glamour between the two competitions. I can’t think of any neutral who would have sat through 90 minutes of that rubbish last night.

Like I’ve said a thousand times Ole is prioritising results over performances. He is always one game away from a crisis and he has always been nearer the sack than building something sustainable at Old Trafford.

Utd fans aren’t stupid, despite a good result last night we all know the performance was horrific.

We spent the best part of £80m on VdB and Diallo last summer yet despite being 1-0 up and in control of a game against European minnows who’s entire squad cost only £8m to assemble Ole decided to introduce Matic and only give VdB an embarrassing 5 minutes at the end of one of the worst games of football I’ve seen in a long term.

Results are papering over the cracks and the writing is on the wall.

3.) 09 Apr 2021 15:55:43
2-0 away from home in any European tie is always a very good result.

But we're 3 years into the managers reign and the football is absolutely appaling. A decent RW and ST won't change the way we play, it will improve our results slightly because better players will do that. But in terms of how we set up, our movement, our patterns. They are non existent. It's clearly evident that right now we have a football manager in Charge who is a woeful coach.

Out Or previous managers were hammered for poor football and this is just as bad as peak LvG and peak Jose. And both of them had inferior squads.

It's very hard to watch.

4.) 09 Apr 2021 16:54:39
2 nil is a great result in terms of going into the semi final.
At least we are back to winning.
Its not pretty its dull but its the business end of the season so I'm not going to get on oles back while we are keeping clean sheets and finding a way to win.

5.) 09 Apr 2021 17:50:15
Odd perspective there its a case of job done last night.
Few negative points that might be valid but have very little to do with the match and are off little relevance .

6.) 10 Apr 2021 02:23:53
Professional away performance in Europe, 2-0 win, clean sheet, job done.



04 Mar 2021 10:09:40
Interesting stat (although context does apply) :

After 27 games

13/ 14 - 45 points (Moyes Special)

14/ 15 - 50 points (Galactico Era, RVP, Falcao, Di Maria, Rooney)

15/ 16 - 44 points (Didnt score a goal at one end of old trafford for 3 months)

16/ 17 - 50 points (Raiola Era, Zlatan, Pogba and Micky)

17/ 18 - 56 (joses best season)

18/ 19 - 52 (Worst Home kit we've ever had)

19/ 20 - 41 (how did ole keep his job when pochettino was available. )

20/ 21 - 51 points (Bruno and Rashford Carry Job)

Its not much better than LVG/ Jose if we are being brutally honest.

Add to that an embarrasing champions league exit which happened under LVG and Jose as well.


{Ed077's Note - Didn't LVG and Jose get the sack because they weren't good enough though? So matching their records surely isn't good enough?}

1.) 04 Mar 2021 10:36:19
Without the introduction of VAR we probably would of had half the penalties and less points. And on the Bruno and Rashford carry job, have you been watching Rashford? Been woeful again as he’s too busy trying to become a national hero admins forgotten what he’s paid to do. Useless he’s been and be very lucky to make the England squad for the euros if he does.

2.) 04 Mar 2021 10:40:36
I’ve just posted a less than flattering view of where we are, but comparisons to other seasons are slightly unfair given the shortened season. We can see across the board that everyone other than City is struggling.

3.) 04 Mar 2021 10:46:55
It was nice to see Woodward get annoyed last night when Maguire made a howler.

Surely he can see OGS is out of his depth. It wouldn't surprise me if we ended up dropping out of the top 4 and scrapping a EL spot.

4.) 04 Mar 2021 10:50:16
LvG lost his job because the fans kicked off and the board cracked and sacked him.

Jose lost his job because he lost the dressing room after throwing pretty much every player under the bus.

Ole still has the dressing room behind him and the majority of fans won't fly a plane over Old Trafford asking for his head so he'll keep his job as long as he maintains the clubs minimum expectations (UCL qualification) .

To be honest what this post actually highlights is that there is little difference between how the club performs across 4 different managers. The performances are similar, the results are similar, and the fans disappointment is the same.

It doesn't seem to matter who is manager, which players we sign or what fans say or do. It's almost like the problem is higher up and filtering a shower of rubbish down and not the other way around.

What is the clubs ambition? Every time the club scrape top 4 the investment dries up. It almost seems that the owners ambition is financially driven, keep the club in the sweet spot to keep the money rolling in but no more than that.

I think too many fans only really understand our club under Sir Alex, a man who had more power than those above him. Which is a broken system, but oddly worked because of Sir Alex's brilliance. Now fans expect a manager to be able to dictate the direction of the club. When in reality they are glorified coach, they picj the tactics and which players they play each week, but they have a limited impact on who the club bring in, or how much money is spent to bring those players in. Two managers have wanted Martial sold, Pogba has wanted to leave for 3-4 years but the club won't let either happen.

The manager will eventually get sacked, as is the fate for 90% of managers. But then the same people will hire the next manager, and pick the new transfers, and decide the direction of the club and we will be having the same discussions in 2-3 years time. Until the fans stop asking for the managers head and start shouting for the boards resignation very little will change.

5.) 04 Mar 2021 11:08:18
That's not true ajh more than half the teams in the league have improved year on year.

6.) 04 Mar 2021 11:16:40

Liverpool were drifing in a state of mediocrity (apart from suarez and sturridge season) between 2009 and 2017. Then klopp came along as an outstanding coach/ manager and changed their fortunes.

Tottenham were drifting in a state of medicority until pochetino came and transformed them into champions league finalists and premier league contenders. Almost unheard of for them.

Of course there are problems at board level but i still think a modern competent coach/ manager could get a lot more out of our resources.

7.) 04 Mar 2021 11:56:47
DSG, In both cases with Klopp and Pochettino they had excellently run clubs. They had a clear vision, the manager was hired because they fitted that vision, they recruited players that suited that vision, and when everyone at a club pulls in the same direction then you can achieve things.

We don't have that. Until we do we will be stuck regardless of who the manager is.

8.) 04 Mar 2021 10:23:49
Yes that's my point ed077, although i don't think Ole neccesarily needs to be sacked.

Maybe more just saying well done to Ole, youve taken us as far as you can, done a good job of trimming down the squad and wage bill and mutually agree to part ways at the end of his contract or at the end of the season.

{Ed077's Note - I think it's time OGS goes. IMO he has taken Utd as far as he could.

Just My opinion, nobody try to kill me now😁}

9.) 04 Mar 2021 12:31:09

When the club have a poor board with poor vision AND a poor manager who lacks coaching ability it leaves us where we are. We can’t change the owners or board easily but can get a manager who do a lot better than at present.

The excuses of wait to change manager until we have an excellently run club are ridiculous because that could be years away. Change is needed now.

10.) 04 Mar 2021 12:34:39
Tottenham really looks excellently run now i guess after pochettino left.

11.) 04 Mar 2021 12:48:19
Yet here we are second ken.

12.) 04 Mar 2021 12:50:54
Red Man, you probably have a point, it could be decades until we are a well run club and we will likely have to drop lower than where we are for that to happen. 3-5 years without UCL qualification before the owners either decide to get their hands dirty and sort out the running of the club or to decide they haven't got the stomach for it and sell it on.

As fans we are going to have to accept that and appreciate that until we are run well that we will need to temper our expectations.

Probably something more in line with a top four finish, a cup run and maybe play some good football every few weeks.

We can't expect to see consistently good football, with great results every week. We can't go having a meltdown every time we draw a game, or god forbid lose one.

The club isn't run well enough to give any manager the platform they need to do that.



01 Mar 2021 10:23:27
I thought that was a poor game yesterday where both teams didn't play well.

Neville was trying to say its a good game because it was better than the one at old trafford. Well that is literally the lowest bar ever.

A lot gets made of our recruitment woes, but chelsea have spent a lot of money in recent years and i don't see much to show for it.

Bit dissapointed with bruno and rashford, especially bruno, another big game where hasn't really turned up, starting to become a trend.

Lastly since we beat burnley to go legitemately top (no games in hand etc), we've collected 14 out of 27 points which is a pretty poor run of form.




15 Feb 2021 14:45:41
Just a couple points on yesterday.

1.) What was the rationale behind getting rid of Romelu Lukaku? I was under the impression that it was because his overall game and link up play wasnt up to standard. No one ever disputed his ability to put the ball in the back of the net but Ole wanted a more all round striker who gets involved in the game.

If that was the logic it makes the decision to rely on a 33 year old Cavani to play every game as his overall game has never been the best, he is an excellent penalty box striker but so is Lukaku. Just looks like we've swapped a striker in his prime for one whos best years are behind him.

2.) Fred is simply not good enough. It really is that simple, I get all the fanfare he gets for his energy and ball winning abilities but on the ball he genuinely plays against us. Unable to control the ball and the passing ability of a prime lee cattermole.

It shouldn't have to be an either or in midfield, I've watched fernandinho, fabinho, carrick, moussa dembele etc all be sound defensively and be excellent on the ball. The bar for midfield players at the club is so low its basically underground.

If its a choice of Fred starting 38 games next season or forcing a half arsed Paul Pogba to see his contract out against his will, i know what i'm picking and it isn't fred.


1.) 15 Feb 2021 15:10:10
Was Fred any worse than Bruno yesterday? I accept he’s not the most gifted but I thought a Bruno was a passenger for 89 minutes and 30 seconds.

2.) 15 Feb 2021 18:31:10
But in the other 30 seconds scored a goal nobody else looked likely to. Got us a point again.
I'd be happy with martial if he scored and assisted every week but was crap for the other 87 mins.
Bruno has not been as good with his passing recently but you try and play with negative and more negative players like Fred martial and awb in attack it must do his head in. Then you look back and see dumb and dumber in defence. You can see his frustration you can see he is forcing every pass just to make something happen.
Comparing bruno to fred is just so far wide of the mark its not funny imo.

3.) 15 Feb 2021 23:10:48
Lukaku left because he wanted to, he pretty much downed tools because he hated the social media and pundits criticism of him. He took particular exception to being called lazy.




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06 Apr 2021 21:59:22
Genuinely forgot he stilled played for us, does he still do his weekly blog?




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02 Mar 2021 14:40:44
Nonsense, Zlatan was never signed to back up rashford and martial. Clearly signed to be mourinhos starting number 9.

Also rashfords development doesn't look too stunted to me, one of the best players in his age group.

If that happens to AWB, i'd take that lol.




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02 Mar 2021 10:42:53
Trippier wouldn't be a back up if he joined, could see him and AWB sharing game time pretty even, especially in games where we expect more attacking output from our full backs.

At the moment what incentive is there for AWB to improve considerably at the attacking part of his game? None because williams isn't going to take his place, neither is dalot who has hardly impressed at Milan.

Could easily see AWB up his game like shaw has after telles joined.




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01 Mar 2021 22:01:48
Yh people unnecessarily complicating this and not adding context.

If an experienced, relatively cheap option like trippier is available who has played at a really high level and offers something in attack that AWB clearly lacks, seems like a no brainer to me.

Especially if plans to sign a RW are being put to one side Yet again because we need to sign a striker. Something needs to start happening on the right hand side because i'm tired of just attacking solely down one side of the pitch.




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24 Jan 2021 11:18:38
You would need an avenger to play dm in a midfield with bruno and grealish to cover defensively.





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06 May 2021 10:22:51
Yep with Real, Barcelona and Juve all struggling this year with ageing squads and coming to the end of their cycle, it has worked out well for city.

But they are comfortably the best team in europe at the moment all things considered and deserve to be in the final on merit.

I think the kicker for us has to be chelsea, in january they were languishing in 9/ 10th position in the league under lampard, basically where arsenal were and just like that bringing in tuchel a quality coach have turned their season around.

It makes going out to leipzig all the more difficult to take as i feel with the poor quality in the champions league this season we could have potentially followed a similar route to the final as chelsea have done.




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03 May 2021 16:10:08
I don't get this argument about the glazers spending money on players meaning fans can't have legitimate complaints about the way they bought the club and take money out.

Its like someone taking a mortgage out on your house and you paying off the interest and capital yet they still own the house but you can't complain because you get to live there.




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02 May 2021 22:33:53
Dividends and interest payments on the debt to the tune of 2 billion pounds.

Its that simple.




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02 May 2021 16:24:19
Did the glazers even know we had a match today?

I guess there is a slight concern about a biosecurity breach and C.V. bubbles but think it will still go ahead.




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01 May 2021 05:06:05
Juventus probably wish they had someone laying down there, would not have gone out to Porto if they did.