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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.



10 Aug 2020 16:18:48
Is the Sancho transfer now resolved?


{Ed047's Note - yes he’ll be there on Friday

1.) 10 Aug 2020 16:31:33
Is that confirmed for sure Ed or something you think is likely?

{Ed047's Note - it was tongue in cheek prodigal, who knows if he’s coming or not.

The latest according to Dortmund is no but that could be just trying to get you to pay his way over the top valuation as you seem so desperate again.

2.) 10 Aug 2020 16:45:46
Where Altach Ed?

{Ed047's Note - anyone’s guess mate 🤷‍♂️

3.) 10 Aug 2020 16:48:54
All part of the fun of being a United supporter Ed.

4.) 10 Aug 2020 17:45:58
Could be worse Ed047, could be signing a past it 32yr old winger on huge wages on a 3yr deal deemed not good enough by his current club, coupled with wasting one of the worlds great midfielders by leaving him on the bench to collect his £350k wages, only to replace him with the likes of Xhaka😂😂😂. Topping it off by embarrassingly begging a striker to stay at the club who doesn't actually want to be there because you're THAT bad.

Talking of desperation, didn't you pay 3x over the odds for Lionel Messi? Sorry, i meant Nicholas Pepe🤣🤣🤣🤣.

{Ed047's Note - 🎣 I don’t half love you scholesy! 🤣🤣

5.) 10 Aug 2020 18:55:47
He said that about dembele and he was sold.

{Ed001's Note - yes but Dembele did a midnight flit, literally just vanished over night, fleeing Germany, that precipitated his sale after they found a number of other issues he had left behind. Particularly the state of his apartment, which ended up in a court case for damages.}

6.) 10 Aug 2020 19:28:29
At the end of the day, we know the price. If we match it he comes. My view is, if this is the managers number 1 target then we should get him, but I don’t make the decisions. It will be interesting to see what happens. I don’t think a certain date makes any difference to whether or not the player will be sold before the window closes.

7.) 11 Aug 2020 00:14:53
I expect a deal can still be done if we match their original asking price, but if Dortmund are smart they’ll flat out refuse to negotiate any further and just wait until EW gets desperate.

I feel a little sorry for EW as it’s a tough call as to how to approach this one and he’ll likely end up catching some flack for the way he handles this whatever he ends up doing. Part of me thinks he should have just paid the asking price straight away and got the deal done, but I also appreciate that it’s this kind of behavior in the past that’s lead to us getting bent over a barrel with every deal we make.

Ultimately though, I expect we’ll end up caving somewhere down the line and offering the full amount, but I wouldn’t be too surprised if Dortmund stick to their guns and keep him for another year (although I guess this might depend on whether or not Sancho pushes for a move) .

8.) 11 Aug 2020 05:25:35

We as fans always say back the manager, give him the player he wants if he is the managers first choice and all . But sometimes we should be sensible in our business ideas too. Maybe sometimes the managers first choice isn't the best option all things considered.

And if you need an example as to when it is a success when a managers doesn't get his preferred choice just look at Liverpool and Salah.

Sarah wasnt Klopp's first choice. Actually he was 4th choice I think. But the club saw him as the better overall option and convinced Klopp to sign him. And rest is history.



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. 👍🏻.




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11 Apr 2021 18:36:40
Only 7 wins away from the title.


{Ed077's Note - that's the spirit 😂😂



18 Mar 2021 22:02:10
Thank you Mr. Pogba.




11 Mar 2021 17:31:05
Is Maguire being played in the wrong position, would he be a better Defensive Midfielder than a Centre Back?


1.) 11 Mar 2021 17:43:18
Absolutely not. His poor mobility can be mitigated at CB, in midfield he'd just be a lump the opposition pass around.

{Ed014's Note - if I hadn’t read that OP myself I’d never have believed anyone actually asked it! 🤦‍♂️🤣

2.) 11 Mar 2021 18:45:58
Whats this obsession with moving our centre backs into midfield?

Its been suggested on numerous occasions that lindelof and tuanzebe be moved there and now maguire lol.

Ive got a crazy suggestion, how about we sign a midfielder who can defend and also play with the ball at his feet competently. It doesn't have to be either or.

For example the likes of fernandinho and fabinho.

{Ed077's Note - Or might I suggest signing better CBs?}

3.) 11 Mar 2021 19:51:09
You asked this last week Grim and I’ll ask the same again. How much LSD have you taken today?

4.) 11 Mar 2021 20:02:49
Maguire is best on the left, left out of the team.

5.) 11 Mar 2021 20:18:11
lol danny :)

6.) 11 Mar 2021 20:21:15
I agree with you Danny.

7.) 11 Mar 2021 20:32:47
I’m praying the Greeks do a number on him when he goes back.

8.) 11 Mar 2021 20:52:31
Wazza, didn't think my comment made it through last week, usually they get binned off.

{Ed014's Note - I’m not surprised 🤣

9.) 12 Mar 2021 19:06:47
85 million and we made him captain. *head drops*. He is part of the problem. Dithers on the ball and invites pressure with his passes at the back. He also doesn't seem to be able to think quickly to make up for his lack of mobility and pace.



07 Mar 2021 11:15:20
I know I might have gone early on this but what the heck, on behalf of all United fans I would like to be the first to congratulate Steven Gerrard on finally winning a league title.


1.) 07 Mar 2021 14:26:38
Its the equivilent of winning the charity sheild. 😂.



06 Mar 2021 11:33:00
With the Manchester derby tomorrow and the talk around managers, I was wondering what makes a great manager. Pep is often talked about as one of the greatest of all time, but Zidane is not.
If you look at their records, during Pep's first 249 games he won the league three times and the CL twice. Zidane has taken charge in 245 games and has won two leagues and three CL, it seems a comparable record, both had the fortunate of a Ronaldo or Messi playing for their team, but Zidane is never spoken of in the same breath, why?


1.) 06 Mar 2021 14:36:08
Because Pep was born from God and Jesus and nobody can criticise a man who is like that. ZIDANE IS GOD, but he manages Madrid. EVERYONE knows Barcelona and Citeh are the best ever.

{Ed077's Note - so do you rate Zidane as one of the best managers or don't rate Pep?

Also Real Madrid are so so poor and havent been that good under Zidane. But his trophy haul means it's hard to dispute his coaching abilities

2.) 06 Mar 2021 16:07:35

Do you think it was more to do with the CR7 effect as opposed to ZZ managerial abilities?

{Ed077's Note - I think it was a really good Real Madrid squad that had a genuinely great great player in CR7 that led them to so much success. I dont see anything in Zidane's managerial skills that makes him great, which his records on terms of trophies might suggest. Zidane was a good manager made better by the team not the other way round IMO}

3.) 06 Mar 2021 17:04:11

I agree. This is why second time round he has struggled. Also he hasn't any experience of building or rebuilding a team, something that he will have to do if he remains as RM manager.

{Ed077's Note - well Zidane is still young in managerial terms so has a lot of time to prove a keyboard warrior like me wrong:)

4.) 06 Mar 2021 17:31:58
The comparison between Pep and Zidane is not even close when you talk about great managers, however Zidane does prove that success can be achieved without being a great manager.
Zidane steadied the shop are RM and had top players and allowed them to play and you can't argue that was not successful first time around. I see aspects of Olly and how he is with us and to a degree we have had success in steadying the ship and progressing to a point.
However, neither Zidane or Olly to I see elevating players the way that Pep has been able to do at all his teams, so appreciate he has had some top players but he absolutely improved them.
Pick your poison and both ways can have success.

{Ed077's Note - Zidane is good but his record is great, up there with greatest

5.) 06 Mar 2021 18:10:02
So what people are suggesting is an average manager can achieve unbelievable success if they have a great squad of players.

Hmmm, so if Ole is average then obviously we don't have a great squad of players? 😂.

{Ed014's Note - you have neither so it’s a little irrelevant

6.) 06 Mar 2021 20:29:00
Don't get me wrong he won the CL 3 times. That in itself is an incredible feat.

Once Ronaldo left, the RM team was never the same.

7.) 06 Mar 2021 23:37:39
Shappy, Zidane has only managed Madrid, he is clearly a talented manager but whether he's going to be a great is up for debate.

Oles record as a manager is incredibly weak. I wouldn't even call him average.

8.) 07 Mar 2021 09:14:05
Pep is doing it with it dodgy doctors in Barcelona and blood money in the EPL.

9.) 07 Mar 2021 11:16:40
Pep has never beaten Ole in league match, average manager.

{Ed077's Note - yes I think City should sack Pep and appoint Ole as manager. After Pep didn't score an injury time goal to win the CL.




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07 Apr 2021 20:07:32
I wouldn't be surprised to see both back in Spain next year. If DDG does want to go, let's hope we don't make the same mistake as we did with Romero.




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07 Apr 2021 13:53:37
Shame, Aguero and DDG are good friends and he would have been a nice stop gap for us.




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02 Apr 2021 16:34:03
Do you know CSF, the Woodster didn't even bother to reply, so disappointed.




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01 Apr 2021 16:40:17
I have already emailed Eddie demanding we sign Haaland, so I am definitely expecting him to turn up come the summer. Woody likes to keep the faithful happy.




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31 Mar 2021 15:48:12
I would snap Spurs hand off if they wanted Henderson as part of a Kane deal. Decent goalies are ten a penny at the moment, world class strikers are not.





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19 Apr 2021 08:16:47
Weren't there howls of derision back in 56-57 when we first decided to join a European competition against the wishes of the FA, who said it would destroy the integrity of the English game and then threaten to dock points.




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19 Apr 2021 08:07:53
I blame Michael Knighton and his ball juggling skills, its been all down hill since then.




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18 Apr 2021 20:21:54
Will the Euro Super League end up like the NFL, with owners having a franchise that they can move to the most lucrative market.




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14 Apr 2021 17:40:16
Why is this only affecting the home team then?




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12 Apr 2021 19:37:17
Son's antics stopped his side conceding a goal, if the dark arts work, then footballers will push the boundaries.