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05 Jul 2018 09:34:57
Papers now linking us with Shaqiri.

Him and Shaw would be unstoppable in the cafeteria.

1.) 05 Jul 2018 11:33:52
If Shaw got in first. There would nothing left in the cafeteria.

2.) 05 Jul 2018 11:49:42
I’d say they both try to go through at the same time, and just get stuck.

3.) 05 Jul 2018 12:29:46
Leave the jokes, guys. For 12mln tell me a better quality right winger who happily will be a squad player. And do not forget that we are playing without right wing for years.

{Ed001's Note - happily be a squad player? He left Bayern because he refused to be a squad player.}

4.) 05 Jul 2018 13:09:07
I mean his career has been a litany of failed auditions at big clubs. He ended up at Stoke where he put in no effort. That’s about his level - struggling EPL club where he can get by on natural ability without having to work.

5.) 05 Jul 2018 13:22:55
Not sure he wanted to leave, more like Bayern wanted to sell.

{Ed001's Note - yes, because he refused to knuckle down and be a squad player.}

6.) 05 Jul 2018 13:55:28
A simple question. what if a gamble clicked?

7.) 05 Jul 2018 15:38:35
Always tried to back jose and give him the benefit of the doubt but if the rumours about Shaqiri are true I’ll have lost all faith, don’t care if its 12 million or 12 bob he’s not worth it, i watched him against the swedes and i bet he didn’t run a bloody mile all game and that's at the World Cup.

8.) 05 Jul 2018 17:32:01
Absolute no to shaq IMO. Wont be happy with what we probably wpuld offer and he'd be leaving again next season.

9.) 05 Jul 2018 19:54:58
He’s failed everywhere, why on Earth would we sign him?

10.) 05 Jul 2018 20:02:26
Make a good door stop?

11.) 05 Jul 2018 20:51:35
Last week some folk on here were saying shaqiri is better than mata and jessie. 😂😂😂😂😂😊.

12.) 06 Jul 2018 01:06:08
Talented player but needs a team to be built around him, and he's not talented or applied enough to get that at a top club. Plus, he personifies the opposite of a "Jose player"! I wouldn't pick him ahead of Lingard, Alexis, Mata, Rashford, or the pre-slump Martial. I'd also rather Pogba play further forward with another midfielder in behind him than in a 2 with Shaqiri as 1 of the attacking 4. A big fat no from me. He'll probably end up joining a smaller club. Liverpool perhaps?



14 Jul 2017 11:22:42
Reported in Spain that Madrid are back in for De Gea, and he wants to leave. Price being mooted is £50m. Take it with a pinch of salt.

But if it is true, then this should be fun. If they wanted £70m for their backup striker, then how much is one of the top keepers in the world worth?

1.) 14 Jul 2017 11:24:47
£100m thanks Real.

2.) 14 Jul 2017 11:41:18
Pickford 30 mil for an upcoming keeper. De gea the best in the world needs to be 100 mil +.

3.) 14 Jul 2017 11:46:08
Minimum 100 million.

4.) 14 Jul 2017 12:00:42
All depends for all we know there might have been a gentleman's agreement for him to leave made last summer and a figure agreed. That figure then would look cheap by today's prices. Time will tell.

5.) 14 Jul 2017 12:02:45
£60mill+Kroos please thank you.

6.) 14 Jul 2017 12:03:17
Toni Kroos and £60m.

7.) 14 Jul 2017 12:26:33
with no prior agreement in place between us and RM i would say £95mil and make him the most expensive player in the world - for the short term anyway.

8.) 14 Jul 2017 12:30:08
If he wants out it will be hard to stop. But it must be on our terms. Perhaps we could get the opportunity to talk to bale or kroos if jose wants them.
A question i asked on another thread would we need to sign a keeper or would be go work romero and Perriera?

9.) 14 Jul 2017 12:35:17
Easily worth £100m today. Kroos and 60 would be a good return but this isn't footy manager. I'd love us to just stick 2 fingers up to Madrid and tell Mendes he needs to be loyal to us given the recent business we've done with him.

10.) 14 Jul 2017 13:54:08
Haven't we already rejected a 60 million bid.

11.) 14 Jul 2017 14:31:41
Don't think so bolger.

12.) 14 Jul 2017 14:31:43
Let's be realistic with the valuation, whilst the money at the minute for outfield players is crazy we are not going to get more than £60/ 70m for DDG. Keepers are important but not valued as highly as strikers.
At the end of last year I thought Mourinho for all his talk would have been happy with DDG going at a good price and starting season with Romero and the pereira who he thinks will be world class in a few years.
If DDG goes Hopefully we start conversations about Bale coming the other way.

13.) 14 Jul 2017 14:42:21
Unfortunately I think it's inevitable that De Gea will end up at Madrid. I've said before that it has the feel of the Fabregas to Barcelona to it and will eventually happen. I just hope we get the maximum amount for him. Jose seems to be getting decent fees for all the outgoings so far. I'd say between £80-90 million and he's yours. Then go after Jack Butland.

14.) 14 Jul 2017 14:46:48
Brad, historically goal scorers command the big fees. But with Liverpool rumoured to be happy to pay £70m million for Keita who's had one season in the bundesliga, why not stick for £100m for the worlds best goal keeper?

15.) 14 Jul 2017 15:09:35
Even if the player wants to go, we don't have to do the deal. It is feasible to hold the player to his contract. DDG seems like a good professional and he's already at one of the biggest clubs in the world with Champions League football.

However, I really rate Romero. I was at OT when he made his debut and I thought then he looked like an accomplished keeper. I have no doubt he would be an excellent number one for us.

If DDG is sold that leaves an interesting conundrum with Perriera. If I was Jose I would be asking myself, if Romero got injured is Perriera ready to step up straight away?

I think as that we need to reset the balance of our relationship with Real Madrid. They need to understand that they cannot just help themselves to any of our players and that if they are not prepared to be reasonable with players we want to buy from them, we are prepared to walk away and find an alternative.




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13 Nov 2021 12:48:42
Any chance of a total Shappy word count counter? Average novel is about 90,000 words and it be nice to know how many full books he writes per month.

{Ed014's Note - don’t encourage him to write anymore ffs! ?‍♂️?

One of the Ed’s actually read one of his posts and proudly told the rest of us this morning he’d done so.

We’re having the award ceremony early next week!

1.) 13 Nov 2021 14:37:34
Ed014, ever thought of putting an extra Ed just to summarise whatever Shappy posts?

{Ed014's Note - but that would mean the poor sod would have to read it all! ?

2.) 13 Nov 2021 17:25:55
Yeah, so Ed014 you should reprimand the defaulters and rather than banning them, they should be asked to summarise Shappy for 2 weeks atleast. All of a sudden you will see a decline in abusive posts???.

{Ed014's Note - now that’s an idea I like! ??

3.) 13 Nov 2021 19:06:51
How about a Shappy page, and he can post and answer himself?

4.) 14 Nov 2021 05:59:50
United Addict and Ed014,

Probably having them reply to Shappy's posts and replies would be a better idea ?.



31 Oct 2021 12:11:32
Remember when people said that one of Ole's greatest strengths is that he trusts youth?

Yesterday the average age of the starting 11 was 28. Promising young players like Rashford, Greenwood, Sanchez, and VDB sat on the bench with no clear role in the latest formation experiment.

Ole is building nothing for the future, he's hoping that older players can save his job on a week by week basis. The Spurs result is a hollow victory and just buys a bit more time for Ole to take the club further away from a better future.

1.) 31 Oct 2021 12:43:06
Top post!

When you have Ole has a manager and Oompa loompa as a captain then you know we are in a mess.

Sancho isn't that good or atleast not at the moment and we only bought him because he's english and was scared he would go elsewhere.

On a side note, I thought AWB had one of his better attacking games yesterday.

2.) 31 Oct 2021 13:47:00
The sooner he goes the better.
Youth development has been non existent for an year under Ole.
Players like Elanga had a fantastic pre-season but are now hardly making the squad.

Ole is ruining the United DNA.

3.) 31 Oct 2021 13:47:23
Usually I'd be excited after any kind of win, but seeing Ole at the helm playing that same group of 8-9 players and winning by 1-2 brilliant moments doesn't make me excited one bit.
I want him gone now, he's not going to take us anywhere.

4.) 31 Oct 2021 13:53:56
His whole tenure has been built on him talking absoulute pony. There have been plenty of posters regurgitating what he says so it's worked to some extent.

Like you say, he talks about youth but has done no more than his predecessors. When he took over he said "No team will outrun us" we're 20th in the table for distance covered. He talks about "the United way" and "United DNA" yet we play a worse brand of football than what LVG was pillared for. He's as defensive as Jose yet hasn't a clue how to actually organise a defence.

He talks like a man who bluffed his way into a job and hasn't a clue how to do it. He's a fraud of the highest order.

One can only hope that his stay of execution is so we can get the proper man in to replace him.

5.) 31 Oct 2021 14:21:35
He said himself it was the oldest team he has fielded in his time at the club. He is on his last legs so i'm not going to pounce on his every negative action, he will be gone before long.

He hasn't really given youth a chance, he is all talk . the Utd way, DNA, attacking football blah blah blah he has taken the easy cowardly way out every time.

6.) 31 Oct 2021 15:21:54
He is anti the 'united way' loves the club my arse he is dragging it back 40 years.
Personally I'd ban him for life after his sacking I wouldn't let him near the place.

7.) 31 Oct 2021 16:26:57
I'm surprised Matic didn't play from the start.

8.) 31 Oct 2021 17:42:07
If matic played instead of mctominay yesterday it would have been the first time in decades an academy graduate didn't start.

9.) 31 Oct 2021 19:35:39
I'm not sure that's true.
They have had a graduate in every match day squad but not always starting.

10.) 31 Oct 2021 20:50:50
There are atleast 7-8 players and the complete ole and his backroom staff that need to be booted out.

If I could have things my way, Maguire, Martial, Pogba, Mata, Lingard, McTominay or Fred, Henderson, Phil Jones would be sold off and reinvested in places that need reinvestment. Like a defensive midfielder, maybe 2, and another CB.

11.) 01 Nov 2021 10:09:45
I agree with most of the players above but why does Lingard need to sold off?
Lingard went away worked his arse off and had a fantastic second half of season with West Ham.
He's come back in top form and Ole hasn't given him a chance.
Ole is a disgrace and a complete fraud.

12.) 01 Nov 2021 10:11:51
Ole is fighting to save his job. While I'd imagine the 70 year old combined strike force of Ronaldo and Cavani probably bumped up the average age by a year or two.

Very few managers will throw a youngster in when their backs to the wall.

Another reason to end Ole's tenure sooner rather than later.



25 Sep 2021 18:11:51
The biggest thing I've taken away from this season is that the midfield duo are passengers whenever the team is attacking.

When United have possession it's almost like the midfield is holding shape in anticipation of defending. To the point that we often have a clear bank of midfielders and central defenders holding shape in the centre.

Top teams have midfields that can dominate possession and impose the direction of play. We have the opposite: a passive midfield whose job is geared toward when they don't have the ball.

I don't see how this squad can ever accomplish anything if the heart of the team is anonymous in possession. I wonder how long Ronaldo and Varane will be happy playing for a side whose goal is a top 4 finish, rather than competing for titles?

1.) 25 Sep 2021 18:14:54
Agreed, the inability to have ball players in the midfield is holding this team back.

Mctominay spends too much time hiding from the ball and is much more suited to doing bleep tests than passing.

I don't think I've seen much worse players than Fred on the ball in my time watching football.

2.) 25 Sep 2021 18:47:52
My favourite Fred moment was when his miscontrolled the ball, it bobbled around under his feet and then he tried to play a simple pass across midfieled but it went out for a throw in.

He had a big smile on his face and nice little chuckle. That's because the mood in the dressing room is so good.

3.) 25 Sep 2021 19:37:58
Mumbles, fine work!

That actually made me lol.

4.) 25 Sep 2021 19:45:56
Did you notice any of his good pieces of play mumbles? There were plenty today, much better performance from Fred. McT looked very rusty, he should have come off earlier.

5.) 25 Sep 2021 20:04:36
Mumbles that was funny. Look is anyone surprised we didn't win?
Its not a shock result.

6.) 25 Sep 2021 20:49:50
Dodgy, the bar is so low with Fred, I wouldn't say he done anything the other 40 midfielders across the prem will do this weekend.

7.) 26 Sep 2021 00:44:37
I thought Fred was good today, if VDB played like that everyone would say he was amazing.

8.) 26 Sep 2021 08:56:36
You've really a bee in your bonnet about DVB, GDS.



25 Aug 2020 14:12:04
If the prosecutions claims about Maguire are true, his position as captain is untenable.

Using his status as captain in an attempt to bribe a police officer. Not a good look.

If he's stripped, Bruno is the best shout. Hasn't been here long but is a leader.

1.) 25 Aug 2020 14:32:12
Innocent until proven guilty.

What about when Keane was arrested in early 90s and fergie had to go to the police station for him? He went on to become, IMO, our best ever captain?

2.) 25 Aug 2020 14:41:14
In other news congratulations to young Mason Greenwood being called up for his first England squad. Fantastic news for the kid and throughly well deserved.

3.) 25 Aug 2020 15:21:22
I can't believe people are still going by "claims".

It's not worth reading the nonsense where these reports came from as they are click bait.

4.) 25 Aug 2020 17:09:23
These are claims that the prosecution made in court backed by the three arresting officers. It’s what the prosecution is claiming he has done, not a newspaper rumour.

5.) 25 Aug 2020 17:27:35
Found guilty.

6.) 25 Aug 2020 17:27:41
Now found guilty - aggravated assault, resisting arrest, and repeated attempts of bribery.

Quite the rap sheet and don’t think he can remain captain.

7.) 25 Aug 2020 17:34:13
He's just been found guilty.

8.) 25 Aug 2020 17:37:24
Maguire found guilty.



19 Feb 2020
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Manchester United Player Sightings page entitled, The Cost of Glazer Ownership

1.) 20 Feb 2020 10:37:05
The figures are eye watering and make for shocking reading. That said the 2008 market crash has played a large part in the need to restructure the debt and the associated costs. Something that certainly wouldn't have been part of the plan when the Glazer's took over. That doesn't make it any better, but just highlights that things outside of the owners control will have impacted how they run the club from a financial point of view.

The other thing is actually just how little dividends have actually been paid out over the last 10 years. 99m might sound like a lot. But less than 10m a year being paid out to 5 or 6 individuals mean that the owners of the club have been earning significantly less than a large proportion of the playing staff. Anyone in the squad earning more than say 40k per week is earning more than the owners. Which you would say is most of them.

As a PLC we used to pay out around the 10m a year in dividends. So to say the owners are leaching the club dry seems a little wide of the mark.

It's interesting reading, however, the numbers outside of context are hard to interpret.

2.) 20 Feb 2020 11:10:59
Shap, those figures don’t include salaries, which the owners take for various roles/ duties. The figure is solely related to financing and re-financing tied to the initial leveraged buyout - I. e. it has cost the club close to £900m, so far, because the owners bought the club without investing any of their own money.

3.) 20 Feb 2020 12:15:37
I completely agree that the 900m it has cost the club is a massive loss. The trick is that we naturally assume that had the leveraged buy out had not happened that the money would have gone on the team, or wages or the stadium.

While its safe to assume that without the debt incurred though the buy out that the club may have had money to develop the stadium and the facilities. I don't think much more could have been spent on wages, we have the second highest wage bill in the world as it is. Also a huge problem we have with selling players is that they are on wages other clubs either can't or won't match often meaning we either have to sell the player below their realistic market value or we are stuck with them.

Maybe we would have had more to spend on transfer or maybe we wouldn't have. One thing that is not considered when discussing the Glazer's is just by how much they have increased our revenues. Some people will say other owners would have done the same but the fact that these changes were made by the Glazer's highlights that they weren't being done before.

So how much of that 900m spent on the debt comes from additional revenue created by the people who incurred the debt?

Under private ownership the Glazer's decide whether to take dividends and how much they take. So far over the last 10 years they have taken less than 10m a year. If the club was still a PLC it is safe to assume quite a bit more would have been paid out in dividends to the shareholders over that period.

It's all if buts and maybes. In reality we will never know where the club would be without the Glazer's and its pointless and actually wrong to suggest that the club would have this figure or that figure more to spend in scenario x, y or z.

I don't like the Glazer's, very little if any good publicity has come out of their ownership. While regardless of what is happening off the pitch during their ownership the club has seen a sharp decline. That may or may not have happened regardless after Sir Alex stepped down. Either way, I'm not a fan of our owners.

That said there are many worst owners out there, and we could easily be worse off than we are. There has been a huge push from the fans to remove the owners, the Green and Gold campaign and the setting up of Untied FC of Manchester. Yet the owners are still here.

That to me suggests we can't do anything to shift them short of having a whip around and raise the funds to buy them out. You don't happen to have a spare 3-4 billion do you?

In fighting at a club never ends well, it spills out from the terraces and into the dressing room in essence destabilising the club which isn't to the benefit of the team, the owners or the fans.

We can't shift them, all we can do is drag our club down. Better to ignore them, and focus on the team, the players and fellow fans. The good things about the club. The Glazer's have owned the club for 17 years of our either 142 or 118 year history depending on which you count. They won't own the club forever. Do you know how many owners the club have had in that time? How many can you name? Doesn't that highlight how little they mean to our history?

4.) 21 Feb 2020 07:17:06
Shappy, no one is begrudging the owners taking annual dividends. The problem is the amateurish running of the club from the footballing side. Ludicrous money wasted on terrible transfers, no money spent on Old Trafford or Carrington. No thought given to our academy for years, although that has improved in recent times. Players like jones, smalling, lingard, Pereira being rewarded for their mediocrity with new lucrative contracts. Woodward gets the blame and rightly so, but the owners have a responsibility to the club. It's not just a business, it's a football club and a business.
You don't have to look very far to see that our most hated enemy across the East lancs seem to have owners who want success on the football pitch and off the football pitch, it can be done.




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21 May 2022 15:06:45
Mata is one of the few players that always tried. Completely wasted at United, but nowhere near the worst post-Fergie signings.



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12 May 2022 12:01:04
I have it on good authority that he’s in a helicopter currently circling Salford.



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30 Apr 2022 14:39:03
It’s true. Barcelona said they want €100m for de Jong, or €200m and Maguire.

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22 Apr 2022 11:11:14
Is the club considering enforcing the extension on Matic Ed? That would seem very unprofessional after he announced that he would not be taking up the option.

{Ed002's Note - No, Matic is not one of the out of contract players, but he is being allowed to leave as well.}



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12 Apr 2022 22:43:47
I think if we can sign a cb, rb, lb, a few midfielders, a winger, a striker and maybe a new keeper, we might finish third next season.




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25 May 2022 21:50:28
I’d be shocked if we signed De Jong or Nunez.

We’re a clear step down for De Jong, and Nunez will have much better options.

I think supporters need to start recognising that Man Utd are no longer a top club and won’t be unless we rebuild via intelligent recruitment instead of throwing money at players who would prefer to be elsewhere.



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24 May 2022 21:44:04
The only difference between Fletcher and McTomminay is footballing talent.



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14 May 2022 22:44:34
It was just Shaw hitting a bee on his shoulder, easy to mistake him for two people.



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08 May 2022 10:46:56
I hope the poor Gardner doesn’t get sold. He’s a lovely man.



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07 May 2022 10:54:45
In what squad is he a good squad player? What does he add apart from effort? Is he good at protecting the defence? Is he good on the ball? Does he create? Set the tempo? Is he a goal threat?

I think McT is a good gauge of how little effort the players put in. Simply by trying he has elevated himself to a key role despite having very limited talent and ability. I don’t see what he adds to the squad aside from effort and his ability is not the standard of a club looking to compete.