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25 Jan 2020 13:07:04
“Ighalo and Slimani are one of a number of forwards United have enquires about taking on last in the last few days.”

Question is, who are the others in the ‘number’?

Btw - Ighalo’s recent stats are good, wouldn’t be the worst option IMO. Slimani on the other hand 🙈


1.) 25 Jan 2020 22:47:19
He was always scoring for Watford and has a good record in china. He could be a surpringly successful short term goal getter. I don't like the idea of Slimani however.



20 Jan 2020 19:48:57
What are you actually EXPECTING to be the incomings over the next 11 days all?
Not hoping, but EXPECTING.

I still feel we’ll get Bruno, as the Rashford situation will further highlight our lack of goalscorers and force us to pay a little more, whilst I also have a horrid feeling we’ll get some kind of short term fix up front like Llorente.


1.) 20 Jan 2020 20:40:31
just seen on one site we are considering rooney till end of the season. I've heard it all now.

2.) 20 Jan 2020 20:38:40
I'm EXPECTING the club to make all the right noises, leak to the media that they are working hard, complain about players values being too high. And ultimately I'm EXPECTING us to sign No1 and therefore, ole be hung out to dry.

3.) 20 Jan 2020 21:05:43
NIR84 so you're not expecting Fernandes, Soumare and Dembele now followed by Koulibaly, Saul and Sancho in the summer with Poc and a DOF in tow

Oh boo that sucks.

4.) 20 Jan 2020 21:42:35
😂😂😂 Yip next season we will win the quadruple, go unbeaten and amass 100 points.

5.) 20 Jan 2020 21:51:16
Fernandes, bale, Josh king.

6.) 20 Jan 2020 22:33:37
I'm expecting none.

7.) 20 Jan 2020 23:22:37
I saw the suggested possible signings of Soumare, Fernandes and Dembele and would be well pleased with any. All would be incredible but unlikely. None of them top drawer yet but all walk into this team, in my opinion.

8.) 21 Jan 2020 00:47:08
Not a dam thing.

9.) 21 Jan 2020 04:13:37
Bruno will arrive.
I'm expecting the club to push for Cavani or Moussa Dembele, else the season may end in disaster considering we already lack goal scorers in the team.

10.) 21 Jan 2020 07:55:56
Expecting Woodward to finally address the problem in the canteen and upgrade the 4 slice toaster to a 6 slice toaster.

11.) 21 Jan 2020 08:05:36
we won't say anyone.

12.) 21 Jan 2020 09:54:08
Not sure anything will happen, nor should happen if the plan is to replace the manager.

13.) 21 Jan 2020 10:21:16
I expect bruno to come in but maybe we will sit tight and wait for a new coach.
I think if you have ole the Liverpool squad or city squad he would struggle to make top 4 either way.

14.) 21 Jan 2020 10:58:03
I’m not expecting anything.

A deal for Fernandes could be done, but I don’t see us making a sensible offer.
There is a shortage of available strikers, and too many clubs in the market.

I can see Ole making the, ‘we will only bring in the right players’ speech by the start of next month, and being sacked by the end of the season.

Rinse, repeat to another new dawn.

15.) 21 Jan 2020 11:00:40
they don't have a plan. they fly by the seat of their pants. Even if they do change manager do we think that the summer will be some well organised transfer strategy? the excuse then will be that the new manager needed time to assess the squad so we couldn't get players in. there's always a reason for our poor recruitment, not the fact that the people doing the deals are completely imcompetent.

16.) 21 Jan 2020 15:10:56
Ive heard the same thing about the toaster Boyfromburrenway, but apparently Argos want £40 and Ed won't pay more than £25, so the deal has fell through.

17.) 21 Jan 2020 18:26:14
nice one, inhope.

18.) 21 Jan 2020 19:43:05
Expecting at least one signing but also expecting a backlash from fans when we still don't prove to progress as fast as they want. I don't think many fans would be satisfied even if we bought Messi!

19.) 22 Jan 2020 00:23:16
@Salford - no idea what that's based on. The fans just want to see progression as has been promised. As I said at the start of the season we are missing one CAM and one striker / RW. The club has failed to fill those roles. Now those issues are coming to fruition.

I'm not the biggest fan of Solkjaer as a manager, but now is the opportunity for the club to show their intentions. We either purchase players to fill those roles and chase the very attainable fourth spot, or the manager gets held out to dry as there's "no value in the market". I know what my money is on.




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31 Jan 2020 22:11:00
Goal scorer 👍🏼
Good recent form 👍🏼
Little to no risk to the club 👍🏼

Welcome, Odion 👏👏👏


1.) 31 Jan 2020 22:46:42
We've arguably had a better window than anyone else in the league and addressed two major problems in the squad.

2.) 01 Feb 2020 00:26:56
We needed a striker to add depth and something different, a 10 that can score and assist and a cm.

In Fernandes we have a 10 or a cm. He really can play very well at 8 and 10 in this league I think. But we won't know until we see.

Ighalo is a good short term option to come in and add numbers, and an option from the bench. With Rash out he can start at 9 and we can play AM from left. If he bags loads of goals who knows. Good chance for the lad.

Very good business. Ole has certainly been supported and without just flashing crazy cash at a shiny bauble that wants a pay check.

3.) 01 Feb 2020 08:56:44

Comparatively cheap 👍🏻
Doesn’t cost much👍🏻
Not too expensive 👍🏻
Less spend than Cavani or a quality striker 👍🏻.



22 Jan 2020 23:56:23
Does Andreas Pereira realise we’re in red?

Every single game he gives the ball away a ridiculous amount.


1.) 23 Jan 2020 01:21:43
He should be at a midtable team at best, unfortunately this is like most of our players and manager.

2.) 23 Jan 2020 06:29:39
He is in a mid table team.

3.) 23 Jan 2020 06:43:09
Its going to get very toxic very quickly now for Ole - too much negativity in the press, too many pundits turning on him. Last night was awful, once the chants about the board and Woodward start you know its the beginning of the end for someone-usually the manager.

We all know nothing will change until there is a radical change throughout the club, but I don't see Ole lasting too long now -Poch probably to be installed as the next decent bloke thinking he can turn things round, thinking he s different from the others since SAF stepped down . until reality bites 12 months later.

4.) 23 Jan 2020 07:17:48
Aggree Eric.

5.) 23 Jan 2020 08:45:43
id love to know who decided to give pereira a new long term deal. yet another top piece of business by us.



31 Dec 2019 13:40:55
Lukaku did NOT need replacing.

The player we've desperately missed this season is Ander Herrera - for his grit, leadership and the fact that he's a CM and we don't have many!

CM is an absolute must in January. Priority no.1.


1.) 31 Dec 2019 14:53:27
We need assists and goals from midfield. Pogba with his head in the game would be perfect. Maddison and Grealish are interesting links in the press - but surely neither will be available?

{Ed002's Note - Jack Grealish (CM/AM) will certainly leave if AV are relegated and may need to be sold for FFP reasons regardless.

2.) 31 Dec 2019 15:17:19
Still think RW is the priority number 1, martial and rashford are really progressing well and need someone on that right hand side that is a threat to the opposition to get them more space.

James is pretty much redundant against teams that defend deep and greenwood is a striker first, right winger second.

3.) 31 Dec 2019 15:55:16
Bruno Fernandes will be the buy for us. He's doing very well in the Portuguese league and is head and shoulders the best midfielder in Portugal. He scores loads and assists plenty, and he's extremely good at closing down the opposition. I cannot understand why we're not going for him.

4.) 31 Dec 2019 16:06:27
I believe he is the first choice AM we are after then closely followed by Maddison.

5.) 31 Dec 2019 16:45:08
I like Grealish, he has swagger to go with the skills. Still young with huge potential and I think he would flourish on a. Iberia stage.

6.) 31 Dec 2019 17:23:12
I don't think he is a big talent and is just another very overhyped young kid.

7.) 31 Dec 2019 17:58:34
I think grealish is a good player has been for a couple of year now . Would be a good buy imo.

8.) 31 Dec 2019 18:17:25
I like him i like his attitude it all went to his head early on but he is blossoming now.

9.) 31 Dec 2019 20:09:22
I agree ken, a big move could make or break him, it could go to his head or he could really take that next step.

10.) 01 Jan 2020 14:04:18
Think he'd be a good signing actually. Someone that is comfortable in possession and has an eye for a goal.



05 Aug 2019 16:35:39
Welcome to our new no.5!

In the 'forward four' positions we are likely to play we currently have Rashford, Martial, James, Lingard, Sanchez, Mata, Greenwood, Gomes and Chong. I really can't see Ole/ Ed splashing out on a 10th player to cover these four positions so a forward/ winger/ no.10 isn't happening before Thursday IMO.

In terms of the 'no.6 and no.8' positions, we currently have McTominay, Pogba, Matic, Andreas, Fred. 5 players (Garner will go on loan IMO) for two positions is light, we MUST sign a CM surely?

So who's your money on chaps? I have a feeling SMS will come in from Lazio for the 70m that we will receive from Inter for Lukaku.


1.) 05 Aug 2019 17:25:54
i think we are done now in the window now.

we should have got the maguire deal done sooner then we could have had the last 2 weeks of the window looking at options for central mid

we have lost the wig and Herrera who need replacing imo.



02 Aug 2019 11:51:57
Hi all. New poster here.


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31 Jan 2020 21:52:51

A natural goal scorer for 6 months at minimal costs whilst we only have two centre forwards on the books, one of whom is 18 years old.

Why on earth are you complaining?




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29 Jan 2020 18:02:27
Outstanding signing - our best since RvP.

Now for Dembele. (I can dream! )




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20 Jan 2020 19:07:46
I hope so!
The ideal CF for us.
Can’t see it happening though.




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18 Jan 2020 12:11:24

AWB Koulibaly Maguire Williams
McTom Pogba
Greenwood Bruno Rashford

Would be a huge step up and something that I genuinely believe is attainable for next season. Lindelof, Tuanzebe, Fred, James, Martial etc rotating in, we’d be in a much stronger place.

Unfortunately I don’t think those in the club want to go in that direction.

Money isn’t an issue - with the players Ole has moved out of the club, we are saving over £1m per week.




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10 Nov 2019 11:04:52
CF (Haaland for me) plus a DM and a No.10 are our three biggest priorities currently.

If Dier joins I’ll cry - the worst ‘midfielder’ in the premier league.





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18 Feb 2020 08:39:18
He’s ideal in a back 3 IMO.
Just like Maguire is.
Imagine Koulibaly playing in the middle of those two next season with Axel and Lindelof deputising.




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30 Jan 2020 20:01:14
Ideally either Cavani, Mertens or Dembele.

Realistically, Ighalo on loan.




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25 Jan 2020 20:19:40
But we aren’t going to get them.
If we do sign two it’ll be some random journeyman striker on loan and possibly a 16 year old kid for 30m.




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10 Aug 2019 09:39:33
Final position: 5th
Trophies: None
Top scorer: Martial 21
Top assists: Pogba 14
Formation: 4-2-3-1 at home, 4-3-3 away
Solksjaer: Stays
January: Hannibal, Longstaff and a young CF
Player of the season: AWB/ McTominay
Reds: Smalling (VAR will kill his career IMO)




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08 Aug 2019 11:01:03
He’d be a fantastic signing.

Everyone here championing our youth players and moaning about a Dybala-type player blocking the rise of Greenwood, Gomes etc. should be ecstatic with Mandzukic - hard working, model professional who has probably got 2 years left in him where he can show our youngsters how to be model professional attacking footballers.

Sign him up!