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31 Jan 2020 06:03:23
Reports saying our bid for Josh King has been turned down by Bournemouth.


1.) 31 Jan 2020 06:21:55
The very Josh King that used to play for us?

2.) 31 Jan 2020 08:14:36
Would prefer him then Slimani.

3.) 31 Jan 2020 08:37:07
i don't rate him what so ever. would he offer more than martial?

somtimes martial can be fantastic but he always drifts in and out of games for me.

im unsure on king don't think he would improve us.

4.) 31 Jan 2020 08:49:06
Agree don't want him I like the look of william jose looks half decent big and strong and knows where the net is.

5.) 31 Jan 2020 09:26:37
Martial has been given the No.9 shirt and a massive new deal.

When fit he will be the first choice central striker.

We aren't looking for a world class first choice striker to come in.

We need a rotation option who offers something different, ideally a back to goal striker who can bring others into the game.

Giroud would be the ideal signing, I just can't see Chelsea selling to a rival and if they would I see Spurs ahead of us in the queue due to Giroud preferring to stay in London.

6.) 31 Jan 2020 09:57:59
I think Chelsea will rather sell to us than Tottenham. plus Giroud knows he has a better chance of getting playing time with us over the next 12 months. Given his age he will also want a final pay day which we can offer better than Tottenham.
THe only issue is we are not interested.

7.) 31 Jan 2020 10:02:25
Some of you may have seen The Masked signer on TV (yeah, quality I know! ), and would have seen Teddy Sheringham as the 'tree'.

If we wanted to sign a tree, maybe we could sign him again. Be a cheaper option than Giroud.

8.) 31 Jan 2020 10:10:13

Martial lacks consistency. Also you said when he is fit. He is quite injury prone. He needs to be more aggressive. At times he is like a other Pogba, hands on his hips.

9.) 31 Jan 2020 10:53:25
I don’t rate Martial at all.

If we had sold him and held onto Rom, we’d be in a much better position this year. Martial is just a confused player, doesn’t have the instincts to make it as a striker and hasn’t worked hard enough to improve his wing play.

10.) 31 Jan 2020 11:14:26
I think Martial is a better player than many give him credit for. That said, he doesn't look like he will become the world class striker he looked like he would grow in to during his first season at the club.

He is a good at linking up play and is the most clinical striker at the club (Greenwood not withstanding as he is in his debut season and isn't ready to be first choice starting striker every week) . He doesn't make enough selfless runs or gambling runs.

In the right set up and tactics he can be a very good striker. Considering this season we have struggled to create good goalscoring chances, and Martial has spent time out injured (which often means a player needs a game or two to play themselves back into form) . Martial has 8 goals in 1458 minutes which is a goal every 182 minutes or a goal every other game. Which is a solid scoring rate. If he hand't been injured and we had been creating more and better goalscoring chances he could be close to being one of the top scorers in the league.

The real issue with Martial is his injury record. He just can't stay fit for a whole season. That's why we need another central striker, with Rashford struggling centrally and Greenwood being a year or two away from being ready to step into that role.

My favourite person for that role would be Raul Jimenez, but he certainly won't be available mid-season. So someone like Giroud for 18 months would be a great option to allow Greenwood time to grow into the role.

11.) 31 Jan 2020 12:10:23
Shaps, you need to change your name to Stato. Or get a hobby.



28 Jan 2020 20:17:30
I have it on good authority that Woodward upped the offer on Fernandes when Ole threatened to bring back Alexis next season at the press conference this morning.


1.) 28 Jan 2020 20:34:36
Lol., that’s good. 👍🏻.



27 Jan 2020 17:21:06
Hearing reports that we are in talks with Antero Henrique for the Director of Football role. I thought he was off the Inter last week and we were in talks with Campos.


1.) 27 Jan 2020 18:50:16
Falling for it again are we?

2.) 27 Jan 2020 18:51:00
Here we go PR machine in overdrive this is clubs excuse for there being no signings in January but we might have a DOF meaning no. need to protest because Woodward won't be in charge of transfers Win Win for the board again.

3.) 27 Jan 2020 20:18:06
Not falling for it Dan, just pointing out the regularity with which we are linked with a new DoF, our PR dept is busier than our transfer dept.

4.) 28 Jan 2020 01:00:12
I wouldn't get too excited anyway he hasn't exactly had glowing reports from his previous jobs.



05 Aug 2019 06:25:38
The Times reporting that Real have bid £27 million + James for Pogba, which United have rejected. Is there any Marid player that you would take as part of a deal, I cannot think of one.


1.) 05 Aug 2019 07:57:08
Hazard ;-)

2.) 05 Aug 2019 08:08:22
Isco is the only one.

3.) 05 Aug 2019 08:11:33
Hazard, Vinicius Jr, Varane, Casemiro :)

4.) 05 Aug 2019 08:33:32
Varane+80M for Pogba instead of Maguire.

5.) 05 Aug 2019 08:46:07

6.) 05 Aug 2019 09:18:21
Zinedine Zidane, at 47 he would still be the second best creative player at the club.



12 Jul 2019 18:32:34
BBC reporting Lukaku to Inter will not happen.


1.) 12 Jul 2019 19:06:47
Not if they can't meet Uniteds valuation.

Same goes for any club we had to meet wb valuation.

Lukaku is under contract.

2.) 12 Jul 2019 21:10:08
Speaking of the Beeb. How come, everyday during the season, they have a transfer talk page. Then when the transfer window is actually flipping open, they stop doing it.

3.) 13 Jul 2019 01:41:10
Lukaku should stay and fight for his place,

4.) 13 Jul 2019 08:38:58
We can moan when we sell players cheap seemingly always and then want players gone no matter what, club has a valuation and then they will negotiate.

5.) 13 Jul 2019 10:33:37
Unfortunately we probably overpaid for Lukaku, and may have to accept that his value has not risen while at the club.

6.) 13 Jul 2019 09:37:15
Apparently inter wouldn't consider skriniar in a deal to any club but they want RL and at a lower fee than we want. Easy choice: make skriar a part of the deal if man utd are willing or pay the rate for RL. After all they stuck to their valuation on perisic .

{Ed002's Note - Nonsense I am afraid. Playing on Twitter again?}

7.) 13 Jul 2019 11:35:14
Southern Monkey, the Beeb's transfer page hasn't stopped. I read it on the app every day. I think it's been shunted to the bottom of the website due to the women's World Cup.

8.) 13 Jul 2019 12:01:08
Ed 002 - not on twitter I'm afraid.
Been a long time admirer of Skriniar who "apparently " is not available; various reports and probably wrong, and was simply stating it would imo, be a good deal to involve a player that could be a more attractive option to us and go someway to easing defensive frailties. Wishful thinking ed002,

{Ed002's Note - There has been no attempt of MU to do that.}

9.) 13 Jul 2019 21:16:52
The club should not sell its assets cheaply but there comes a time when holding on makes not much business sense if it means retaining a player who is not going to get game time and whose salary is taking up needed space. If that's the case for Lukaku then £60m would at least be a profit on the residual book value and £5m a year off the wages bill. That's a lot of conjectures and we have no idea what's going on, or even whether there are any serious talks or with whom. In any event we should trust Ed Woodward. We all know he has amazing expertise in the transfer market.

10.) 13 Jul 2019 22:56:41
Icardi booted off the pre season tour so he could be going leaving a space and some money for Lukaku.




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01 Jul 2020 22:12:53
Great night for United, even the most pessimistic amongst us should be optimistic we can get a Champions League place. Let's hope we keep this good run going.


1.) 01 Jul 2020 22:24:39
I wouldn't hold out us and wolves making 3rd and 4th.
Leicester won't be top 4 for sure.

2.) 02 Jul 2020 00:21:22
Yea, I don't see how Leicester will make it in the top 4 at the end of the season, let's win with authority against Bournmouth now.

3.) 02 Jul 2020 06:16:24
Wolves still have Arsenal, Everton and Chelsea. If they pick up maximum points from those games then fair play they deserve Champions League football.



01 Jul 2020 21:54:53
Is it correct that we play West Ham on Sat 18 July then Chelsea in the Cup on Sunday 19 July or is the West Ham game being moved?


{Ed002's Note - It will be moved.}

1.) 01 Jul 2020 22:38:02
I would imagine we'll play west ham midweek after Chelsea then onto the last game against Leicester.

2.) 02 Jul 2020 06:18:30
What a great two weeks of football we will get.



24 Jun 2020 19:54:01
Wildly overly confident prediction maybe but reckon we will take 3rd spot off Leicester on the last day.


1.) 24 Jun 2020 20:27:05
No that overconfident, we need to get 4 more points than them in the next 6 games to go into that game with a chance, certainly doable.

2.) 24 Jun 2020 20:59:26
They still have to play some tough games if we win all our own games I'm confident top 4 will be achieved.

{Ed004's Note - Just not sure I see us winning all 7 games. There will be slip ups in there}

3.) 24 Jun 2020 21:05:42
I felt we needed 6 or 7 wins from 9. That's achievable.

4.) 24 Jun 2020 21:35:49
I think Leicester are the ones who may give us a chance of top four.

5.) 25 Jun 2020 00:01:08
If we win every game I’m confident we will finish 3rd, it’s unlikely as I think we will drop a few points here and there but top 4 is still attainable as the others won’t be winning every game either.

Pep said he is going to put a weak team out tomorrow as he focusses on the FA cup but hopefully they can take some points off Chelsea.

6.) 25 Jun 2020 00:05:59
I love how people get carried away by a decent result against a poor team who had defensive problems with players missing or out of form. I think it's a big ask to claw back the deficit to Leicester. I am far from convinced that we will win all our games. For me it's Chelsea third and Leicester just a point or so behind them. I think Wolves will get fifth and us sixth. Wolves are very underrated.

7.) 25 Jun 2020 10:32:38

People could say the opposite, I love how pessimistic some people are, when we win it is because the opposition (who have had a great season) are useless, can't possibly be because we were good.

13 games since Bruno signed, undefeated, 33 goals, 3 conceded, it is not just 'carried away by a decent result', we have so far continued the form from before the break and as Leicester have as well it is plain to see why people think we have a chance of top 4.

8.) 25 Jun 2020 10:37:27
Ed004, the Spurs game was a slip up. Hopefully Chelsea lose when they play City.

{Ed004's Note - Shows how much we have improved if we are calling a draw against Spurs a slip up. Really should have beaten them. Hopefully, City do us some favours}



28 Feb 2020 21:59:30
With Leicester's current form, anyone else think 3rd is becoming a distinct possibility.


1.) 28 Feb 2020 22:29:51
Not for us 😂 seriously though 2 places could now be up for grabs if their form continues.

2.) 29 Feb 2020 05:53:01
Last game of the season against Leciester, could be a good Champioms League decider if we finally find some consistency.



17 Feb 2020 06:43:01
RIP Harry Gregg.





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02 Jul 2020 10:08:15
Instead of him trying to break into a top team, why doesn't he take a step back and go to a so called lower club where he can get a first team game, develop and prove himself.
If he is that good the top teams will soon come calling once he proves himself.




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02 Jul 2020 09:59:37
Loans to cover European ties in August still to be agreed.




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10 Mar 2020 07:41:14
Option for 3rd year, I guess he has two years to prove himself.




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09 Mar 2020 19:33:22
Phil Jones rocking up in his yellow Lambo behind Bellingham. Maybe he was part of the tour group.




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15 Feb 2020 07:31:32
Probably the only area of the pitch where we have a very strong group of players to pick from.





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02 Jul 2020 06:18:30
What a great two weeks of football we will get.




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02 Jul 2020 06:16:24
Wolves still have Arsenal, Everton and Chelsea. If they pick up maximum points from those games then fair play they deserve Champions League football.




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02 Jul 2020 06:14:14
Denis Irwin, Patrice Evra, Arthur Albiston, Roger Byrne, Tony Dunne we have been blessed with some great left backs over the years.




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01 Jul 2020 20:00:33
We have lacked leaders over the last few years, suddenly you can point to numerous players stepping up and taking responsibility. Heartening to see and hopefully here to stay.




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25 May 2020 20:52:23
Have to agree, we give the management board some stick, but we should also praise them for gestures like this, well done to the club.