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27 Aug 2021 17:50:59
So Ronaldo comes home.


1.) 27 Aug 2021 18:38:11
Fred is a better midfielder than Martial is a forward. No chance this doesn’t upgrade us. He will even make our minefield look better.

I wasn’t convinced this is the best United deal to make if others can be made - still not sure but surely signing Even this Ronaldo is a HUGE upgrade on anything we have. He chose us is still a shock.

2.) 27 Aug 2021 20:45:50
Chelsea spent 100m on Lukaku. THIS ronaldo outscored Lukaku last season.

3.) 27 Aug 2021 22:10:44
Hard not to see this as a big step up. Last season, Martial, Rashford, Cavani and Greenwood managed 32 league goals between them. Even at 36 years old, Ronaldo bagged 29. With Bruno and Pogba feeding him, I can see him banging in at least 20 for us this season, which could be the difference between 2nd and 1st.

Hopefully we can now find takers for Martial, Dalot, Lingard and James and try and bring a central midfielder in. This is probably our best transfer window ever already, but a midfielder really would be the icing on the cake.

4.) 28 Aug 2021 07:05:23
I don't know why we want to sell Dalot.
He's young, he's Portuguese we have a few Portuguese players now, he's not on high wages, we don't have a backup RB, he can fill at LB as well.
He's better going forward than AWB, technically he's quite good, but maybe his crossing isn't great, but I would start him ahead of AWB given how we will have either ronaldo or Cavani as CF both world class in the air.

5.) 28 Aug 2021 09:53:17
rohan i don't think we'll sell dalot unless trippier is coming.

6.) 28 Aug 2021 09:54:21
Rohana dalot is good going forward, but awb is hands down a better defender than him. The position is defence so I'd take awb all day long. Dalot seems to forget he needs to defend a lot of the time and switches off. he would probably be a decent winger tbh.

7.) 28 Aug 2021 09:57:42
CR92 - this Ronaldo won’t be smashing 30 goals every season in for the next 5. It’s just not smart to compare the Lukaku deal with this I would think.

United’s valuation went up $300 million with this news in addition to gaining 1M new Instagram followers.

8.) 30 Aug 2021 00:40:54
FootballGoesInCircles, were not buying Ronnie for 5 yrs, If I'm not mistaken it's only a 2 year deal plus the option of a further yr! Players Like CR7, Messi and Zlatan are truely ageing like fine wine 😂 No matter what this deal is a win win for Man United whatever way yoy look at it. Financially, Mentality of a true Winner, the experience he passes on to the youngsters ect.



25 Aug 2021 15:28:10
“I don’t think much is going to happen. If something happens, it is a bonus. You never know what happens in the world of football. But we’ve had a very good window. I am happy with what we’ve done”.
Ole to a Norwegian journalist, so are we done for the window and are you happy with the squad?


1.) 25 Aug 2021 19:54:59
The fact that oles happy says a lot to be honest…our midfield is woeful yet he’s content to use it through the season. Probably better to not sign anyone than bring someone in and plonk them on the bench. Let’s face it, ole loves mcfred and is clearly blind to the fact they are hopeless.

2.) 25 Aug 2021 20:21:27
Or alternatively Ole says I’m really not happy with the squad. The players are awful etc. Come on guys get real.

3.) 25 Aug 2021 20:47:59
There’s nothing wrong with him saying “we’re a bit short in CM” tho is there Eric?

4.) 25 Aug 2021 20:51:26
I get that his response is what he’s expected to say etc and there’s no chance he would say anything else…what I’m getting at is that I’m not sure ole sees the midfield as a big problem like most of us do. He really seems to rate Fred, matic even though they offer nothing in their prospective roles.

5.) 25 Aug 2021 21:37:50
Says who tim? Where are you getting your information that Ole is happy with his midfield? He’s given one answer that should be taken at face value snd the vultures are out in force!

6.) 26 Aug 2021 10:39:12
As much as you lot on here think Ole is stupid he is fully aware we are short in midfield, everyone seems to think they are experts and he knows absolutely nothing. The same thing happened when he was playing Pereira regularly a few years ago because we had no other options, everybody was saying how can we see he’s not good enough but Ole can’t? He could, he just needed better options, which he got with Bruno and pereira never played again.

He’s always going to say he’s happy with the team, all managers do, Pep keeps saying that as well despite the fact they just offered £120m for a striker he’s adamant they don’t need one, maybe he’s clueless as well.

7.) 26 Aug 2021 17:55:15
Pep said they wanted to get an experienced striker but the prices being asked are beyond them, so if they have to, then they go with no striker. That was after the Leicester game.



06 May 2021 08:50:51
So Mata might be off to the Italian capital, think that will be a perfect move for him.


1.) 06 May 2021 09:45:59
I think Serie A is the ideal league for him. If he goes I'll wish him well.

2.) 06 May 2021 11:01:45
He needs to move and we need to reduce our wage bill.

3.) 06 May 2021 17:55:46
He’s been a magnificent servant to our club and I wish all the very best for whatever he chooses to do in his future. A proper honest footballer. Go well Juan.

4.) 07 May 2021 01:11:10
Yes scooby an all round good bloke.
Its a real conundrum some players face he has been a bit part player for 4 years. He has won a lot but I'm sure he could have played a lot more elsewhere but would have to turn his back on millions. We see it often in many clubs. Jones or rojo and jesse are good examples at united. Now jesse has seen that there is joy to be found elsewhere he has done so well he might earn more elsewhere. Its a tough decision to leave united voluntary.
Some players are happy to be great squad players also I suppose Juan is one of them. I'd like to see him have a last hurrah at a club of his choice.

5.) 07 May 2021 07:25:24
If rumours are true he may be going with matic and de gea too.

6.) 07 May 2021 12:24:08
My impression is that DeGea prefers Madrid to Rome for obvious reasons, but knows it will only happen if Oblak moves on.



25 Feb 2021 17:43:26
Good old paper talk, apparently we are selling Henderson and buying Donnarumma.


{Ed077's Note - Donnarumma's contract is up this summer and he hasn't yet signed a new deal at Milan just yet. I fully expect him to sign a new deal unless something goes wrong in a massive way.

Guess who is his agent though?

It's non other than Man Utd's favourite super agent, Mino Raiola himself. Rest you can figure what's coming I would hope.}

1.) 25 Feb 2021 22:07:25
Milan having their best season in about 10 years, but if your Donnarumma you want to be winning trophies, even if he is only 22 would you be thinking I would be better off somewhere else.

2.) 26 Feb 2021 05:48:12
Grimslives so you think he's going to come to us? We already have Henderson who is 23, knows the PL and has experience under his belt. Why would anyone in their sane mind replace him for someone outside of the PL who is talented for sure but not guaranteed to succeed. It's a huge risk.

It's all just paper talk trying to prop up United in the headlines and probably he gets a improved contract in the process.

3.) 26 Feb 2021 08:20:24
LPU, Donnarumma has huge experience for his age and is the better keeper of the two

Henderson is a bigger risk imo. He’s not convinced he can be better than DDG yet, whereas Donnarumma probably has.

4.) 26 Feb 2021 09:47:38
Wazza it's PL experience I am talking about. How is Henderson a bigger risk? He's already shown that he's a much better all round keeper than DeGea.

Donnarumma might have huge experience as you say but the PL is a different thing all together. Watched some youtube highlights and he doesn't look much convincing with his handling and not sure if he commands his box well and is good in the air. He reminds me of DeGea with his shot stopping ability but some times seems to parry the ball into danger areas. He probably isn't ready for the PL and has lots to improve in my opinion.

Anyone seen enough of Donnarumma to suggest he is ready for the PL?

5.) 26 Feb 2021 12:54:12
LPU I don’t agree for a second that DH has shown he’s a better keeper than DDG.

Dave looks past his best but he was considered the best in the world. Henderson has done nothing yet to earn such praise.

{Ed077's Note - I too dont think Dean Henderson is a better GK than DDG just yet. However it's very easy to see that DH is a better footballer than DDG and is more suited suited to the way United play nowadays.}

6.) 26 Feb 2021 14:12:36
I mean except by the looks of it be the difference between Sheffield United getting a top half finish or relegated.

{Ed077's Note - I don't think it's fair to say DH is the sole difference between Sheffield Utd finishing in the top half last season and being rock bottom this. Ramsdale not shot ng their style of play and frankly being an inferior GK is certainly a contributing factor and so is the large number of injuries their defence has suffered. For example O'Conell being out injured for the whole of the season has unsettled their defence quite a bit and they have had to play a near retirement Jagielka fair few amount of times due to various players I defence getting injured. They are so reliant on their system and their first 11 that even 2or 3 players missing can completely make them very weak. And they have been very unlucky in most games too.

But yeah DH would most likely have helped them get a few more points I think}



27 Oct 2020 20:01:42
Not United related but of general imterest to all us football observers, Bartomeu has resigned, is. this the beginning of Messi and Barcelona patching. up their differences and him signing a new contract?


1.) 27 Oct 2020 21:37:18
Nope, they are still imploding.

2.) 28 Oct 2020 09:48:29
Like us really but no one wants to admit it.

3.) 28 Oct 2020 17:25:18
That's a good point exfzz.




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16 Sep 2021 21:02:43
Just learnt that the Young Boys stadium is called ****dorf, outstanding.




02 Sep 2021 20:42:05
So Ronaldo returns wearing the number 7 shirt and all is right with the world once again.


1.) 02 Sep 2021 21:02:19
Im surprised the premier league agreed. What would the eds say were the special circumstances for them to allow it?

{Ed002's Note - I have no idea and no interest.}

2.) 02 Sep 2021 21:15:31
Ok great he got 7 and Cavani was happy with 21. What. A. Load. Of. Nonsense.
To the above poster about Di Maria, grow up.

3.) 02 Sep 2021 21:42:18
Why would he need to grow up? Di Maria could have kept quiet but has gone out of his way to bad mouth the club several times. Th man has no class and there is nothing wrong in pointing that out.

4.) 02 Sep 2021 21:45:08
Maybe you should also direct your response towards Di Maria as he is the one who continues to give interviews slagging of the club to all, instead of asking questions of himself. So I do not need you or your comments.
If you want to put up a defence of him feel free to do so.

5.) 02 Sep 2021 22:20:23
Apparently a precedent had been set back in 2012/ 13 with Spurs selling Van de Vaart, Adebayor took his number and Loris took Adebayor's.

6.) 02 Sep 2021 23:35:21
I think it's poor form to speak badly of a former player. It didn't work out for him here, but like several others in recent times he started well and got worn down by the negative tactics we were employing at the time. It's clear that his personal life was affected and he was quite unhappy. I'm not his biggest fan either but I recognise that sometimes it doesn't work out for several reasons and it has damn all to do with the number on his shirt. He was clearly asked about it and responded as I think anyone would. That's why I think you need to grow up.

7.) 03 Sep 2021 02:59:04

Probably DiMaria needs to grow up. Everyone does go through difficult phases in their careers but that doesn't mean you keep slagging your former employers at any given chance.

As a professional footballer he should know better that there is a lot of emotion, pride, passion and memories attached with a shirt number and it means a lot to everyone at the club especially the fans. You just can't undermine or disrespect that.

Clearly shows his ego is hurt big time by the fact that he failed to deliver and didn't live up to the expectations of the no.7 shirt. Seems he hasn't been able to accept that till now.

8.) 03 Sep 2021 07:51:57
I agree with di Maria its only a shirt no. Its no big deal. I get Ronaldo wanted it its all about his credit brand not about the history and tradition of the Jersey at united.
Its only a no imo no biggie.

9.) 03 Sep 2021 09:51:04
It's like a soap opera. Di Maria blames everyone else but himself.

While if you listen to LvG he wanted all the big name players with the big time ego's that the club promised to get him but failed to deliver. Yet the one big name player with the similarly big ego the club did sign, LvG fell out with and couldn't get a tune from. With Di Maria leaving less than 12 months since he joined.

Truth be told both were probably in the wrong to a certain extent, while the club made the mistake of pairing two such people together.

Ultimately it's a mess that no one comes out of smelling like roses. Best forgotten about and moved on from for all concerned.

10.) 03 Sep 2021 12:26:36
Shirt numbers are clearly important at united, especially to the fans (even if some people don’t agree) because of the legends that have worn them in the past, I can only assume Di Maria’s quotes were taken out of context but if they weren’t, which it wouldn’t surprise me with how he behaved at the club and afterwards, then it’s certainly him that needs to grow up. I couldn’t stand the guy before these quotes to be honest so doesn’t make much difference to me.

Why would the premier league not agree? Hardly like it makes someone play better with what shirt number they have and with 21 being made available it was a no brainer.

11.) 03 Sep 2021 14:06:06
Correct gds2 it makes no difference what shirt people wear in terms of performance. Its only important to Ronaldo for his CR7 brand.
Some do have an emotional connection and I can understand that as I said it makes no difference to me personally as I don't have an emotional connection to any player. They all come and go and are only important while they are here imo.



31 Aug 2021 10:04:39
So the CL final is in Russia again, the last time we won the CL was in Russia and Ronaldo was in the team, stars are aligning.




31 Aug 2021 09:05:52
Jesse staying now West Ham get Vlasic?


1.) 31 Aug 2021 09:15:07
Looks like it. Strange one to be honest based on the size of our squad, his stock being quite high after his performance at West Ham and that he is unlikely to get many starts here.

We now have Ronaldo, Cavani, Martial, Sancho, Rashford, Greenwood, Lingard, Mata, Amad, Elanga and Pogba who can all play as part of the front 3 whether it's wide or through the middle. We should have looked to cash in on Lingard in my opinion.

2.) 31 Aug 2021 09:21:36
Maybe if Everton move on James, there might be interest in Jesse.

3.) 31 Aug 2021 09:40:01
Last minute loan deal imo after signing an extension is my prediction.

Also i hope donny get a last minute loan deal as well for his international hopes.

4.) 31 Aug 2021 11:17:43
Have to agree with DSG, but see it as bad business. Lingard will never be worth more than he is now. We should take whatever we can get and move him on for both his and our own good.

5.) 31 Aug 2021 11:20:43
Wouldn't be surprised if Everton made a late move if they get James out.



30 Aug 2021 13:09:48
So the most likely departures are James and Lingard now with and outside chance of a bid for a DM, Neves being the most likely as Saul and Camavinga look to go elsewhere.

Is that where everyone thinks realistically where we are at?


1.) 30 Aug 2021 13:48:27
James out, Diallo to stay seems the logical outcome to me. Diallo has still done more in the short bursts we've seen of him than even Sancho has done. For all his effort and endeavor James isn't good enough or benefitting from the occasional cameo, he could be starting for half the sides in the Prem.

2.) 30 Aug 2021 14:04:16
I think dvb may leave. Hence us keeping jesse.

3.) 30 Aug 2021 14:18:28
James and Lingard out with Ruben Neves coming in would in my opinion make this not just our best transfer window ever, but arguably the best transfer window any club has had ever.

4.) 30 Aug 2021 14:51:25
Better than Chelsea last year after they won the cl?
Take a lie down shappy will you.
We have won nothing and your claiming this to be the best window in history. Honestly get a grip.

5.) 30 Aug 2021 15:06:55
Its only a great transfer window if the players gel and win trophies.

6.) 30 Aug 2021 16:04:01
Ken 😂😂

Apparently our win yesterday was also the sign of champions lol.

7.) 30 Aug 2021 16:33:31
So in one window we have signed one of possibly the greatest ever players in Ronaldo. Albeit at the end of his career, yet last season he out scored a peak Lukaku and is still arguably the best No.9 in the world.

We have signed Varane, a world class player at his peak, who plays in a position of desperate need. Who in theory massively improves our defence.

We have signed one of the best young players in world football who only Messi has more goals and assists combined over the past three seasons. He is also English and fits the club's ideology of trusting in youth.

It's not often you get three world class players, with a good spread of ages and experience, in three positions of need in one window.

If we add someone like Ruben Neves who will add us a potentially world class CDM and break up the limited McFred partnership then I fail to recall a better window by anyone.

Yes Chelsea had a good window last summer. Mendy, Sarr, Thiago Silva, Chilwell, Ziyech (although technically signed in January and not the summer window), Werner and Havertz.

On paper it looked good. Although in hindsight Sarr has done nothing, Ziyech could be sold as he hasn't worked out as hoped. Werner has just been replaced with the 100m Lukaku, Chilwell is second choice to Alonso.

Meaning only Thiago Silva, Mendy and Havertz have really become first team players. Mendy and Kepa are fairly similar and is not a big upgrade, Thiago Silva is aging and can't play every week, while Havertz struggled to adapt until the last couple of months of the season.

Most of the key players for Chelsea in their UCL win were players who were already at the club.

I agree with what Grim says that ultimately it's only a great window if all the players work out well.

But on paper this has been a far better window than any of us dare thought was possible let alone even likely. A CDM and we literally start the season with "on paper" no weaknesses in our first team, and a side capable of challenging on all fronts.

8.) 30 Aug 2021 16:46:42
On paper, going on what I've seen of £80m Sancho so far across the Euros and his few appearances for us I'd be frantically trying to find the receipt in my back pocket and nursing Diallo to health.
A midfield signing could shape our season. With one, Pogba can revert to LW where he has already acquired numerous assists this season. Greenword RW and Ron/ Cav in the middle. Without one, Pogba is shoved into an awkward central midfield role where better legs are required. We can have all the firepower in the world, but without an engine in the middle there are going to be very frustrating times until January when we eventually try to solve it again. I shudder to think what an accomplished manager might achieve with this group of players.

9.) 31 Aug 2021 08:24:00
On paper. Exactly shappy. I'd say psg have had a better window this season alone. Or Liverpool when they signed vvd and Alison and won cl then the league. You talk bollox.




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16 Sep 2021 20:52:51
Let Pogba go, sign Bellingham.




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31 Aug 2021 19:35:52
Wolves chasing Boubacar Kamara, a defensive midfielder. That will get United fans talking and hoping for a few hours.




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31 Aug 2021 15:40:06
Did Tony start those rumors?




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31 Aug 2021 13:45:04
Neves isn't moving.




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31 Aug 2021 09:23:25
Palhinha was apparently the replacement if Neves moves on. Tottenham were also interested.





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17 Sep 2021 18:27:17
Cavani's career in Europe looked finished until we picked him up. Don't be surprised if one of the big European clubs come in for him next year, so feeling sorry for him is not even a consideration.




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17 Sep 2021 18:22:14
We might not have beaten Villarreal back in 2008/ 09, but we got out of the CL group and made it to the final.
I think even Fergie did concede he did underachieve in Europe.




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17 Sep 2021 14:20:32
Pep wants a full stadium each week, he chose the wrong club for that. Come on Pep its a shorter commute for you to Old Trafford than the Eithad.


{Ed014's Note - I think he likes to watch football though, that’s where the problem is ?‍♂️



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16 Sep 2021 18:33:37
Ronnie at the Wheel?




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16 Sep 2021 17:26:19
Steve Cooper is amongst the favourites to take over. He has managed Garner at England u17s and wanted him on loan when he was at Swansea, so for United that would be a good appointment.