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19 Jul 2019 23:50:28
Is it going to be a case of Matic out and Matuidi in?


1.) 20 Jul 2019 05:43:44
One old player for another?

2.) 20 Jul 2019 06:57:23
Is it case of don't believe everything you red in a newspaper.

3.) 20 Jul 2019 10:05:48
If it’s in the press then it’s happening, I’d put huge amounts of money on it if I were you.

4.) 20 Jul 2019 11:26:27

Lol hahah.



11 Jul 2019 20:21:28
Rumour that United have struck a deal with Longstaff from Newcastle

Has this got any truth behind it?


{Ed002's Note - You know that there is interest and there have been talks.}

1.) 12 Jul 2019 06:44:01
We will probably be priced out of a move.

2.) 12 Jul 2019 07:18:23
After OGS’s comments about paying the right price for players - possibly echoing Woodward/ Judge’s own thoughts - it wouldn’t surprise me if we left all transfer business to the last minute and even ended up getting no one. We’re waiting for Pogba/ Kukaku desks to be sorted and there looks to be a stasis in the meantime - and these sagas will probably drag on. Then there’s the inflated fees that United are always quoted so, what with not wanting to pay inflated fees BUT with all other issues going on as well, just seems like it’s all a bit squeaky bum at the moment. Thus, though I really hope tho he get sorted and the right players come in while the wrong players move out, it really can’t be easy for United in the transfer market at the moment.

3.) 12 Jul 2019 09:30:14
And today "United are put off by the 50m price tag" news. I like him very much, but c'mon 50m.

4.) 12 Jul 2019 09:51:08
50 million is a joke. We have a few youngsters now who could make the 1st team. time we looked at a couple of players with good footballing experience, to help the young one's reach their potential.
Can't win anything with youngsters.
Just ask Alan Hansen.

5.) 12 Jul 2019 11:38:02
the line that shines out to me "it wouldn’t surprise me if we left all transfer business to the last minute and even ended up getting no one" I'm guessing we've done our business already. The msm are doing their bit for our owners / woodwards ego linking us to all and sundry, but I can see a backline of shaw smalling jones and young next season expecting them to have developed a footballing brain over the last month.

6.) 12 Jul 2019 12:16:09
'£50 million' is just the new '£30 million'. I wouldn't worry about what the newspapers are saying. No way we'll be paying that money for Longstaff.

7.) 12 Jul 2019 12:18:10
Wan Bissaka will be a bit annoyed if he's bought for 50m and doesn't feature in our backline.

8.) 12 Jul 2019 12:19:47
just heard from a customer (we are not far from sjp) that talks are ongoing for longstaff and that they will progress further after new manager is appointed by ashley and that newcastle valuation is reportedly high as they are interested in taking rojo as part of the deal.
I stress its just a rumour but how good would that be!

9.) 12 Jul 2019 12:32:34
Cookyman if we can sign Longstaff AND get rid of Rojo at the same time, well that would be a great bit of business!

10.) 12 Jul 2019 12:33:36
Wallace, congratulations mate you won the most pessimistic negative post of the day award. How you read that from Ole’s comments God only knows. The Ed has said where the interest lies and we will look to get players for the right price, I don’t really understand the problem.

11.) 12 Jul 2019 13:13:53
Really odd fixation with price of players on here. None of us have any grasp or reference points as to what these numbers actually mean except they sound big.

If Longstaff has been identified as a the next great thing, and if he comes in a runs our midfield for 10 years, what has the fee got to do with us. Leave that to the accounts and enjoy our rebuild.

12.) 12 Jul 2019 13:17:46
Longstaff in and Rojo out will probably be our best exchange deal ever.

13.) 12 Jul 2019 13:19:06
Wazza - just hope the guys info was correct . Saying that there was a rumour Roma were looking at taking lascelles off the geordies so they could be in for a cb. Still a month to go yet so fingers crossed.

14.) 12 Jul 2019 15:18:55

My point was that United can’t be finding it easy in the transfer market because of multiple factors.

So you think they are finding it easy and everything going to plan?

15.) 12 Jul 2019 19:01:38
No I don’t think any club finds it easy these days, prices are inflated and not many English clubs need the money.

16.) 12 Jul 2019 19:00:17
I'll piggy back that useless injury prone reckless red card awaiting squad clogging wage drain up there myself.



30 Jan 2019 23:40:43
One day to go - do we think there will be incoming signings to United?


1.) 31 Jan 2019 03:02:31
I can’t see it happening unless significant people leave.

It should be up to the new manager and Ole or the new guy hasn’t been announced yet. Plus it’s very difficult and expensive to prise players away from clubs with little time to find replacements themselves. So you’re looking at players who have run down their contracts and unwanted players normally.

2.) 31 Jan 2019 03:12:27
Tielemans And Rabiot to bolster our midfield?
Any takers?

3.) 31 Jan 2019 08:24:28
Loan for Tielemans would add some much needed depth in midfield and a potential rotation option for Pogba.

4.) 31 Jan 2019 16:05:28
Doesnt make the cut at a seriously below average Monaco side, what makes him good enough to play for Manchester United?

5.) 01 Feb 2019 07:54:30
One player can’t carry a bad team MPez, not on their own.



03 Aug 2016 18:36:46
Anyone linking United with Draxler? I thought I'd seen mention of interest on here before and reports saying he's asking to leave Wolfsburg.


1.) 04 Aug 2016 07:24:25

I, for one, would love to Draxler at Utd, but, I think Arsenal have their noses in front!

Price quoted aswell? IS ALOT!

The guy from Besiktas I think Jose likes and is way cheaper! Özyakup I think his name is? He's only 23, so around the same age?

I like Ozan Tufan too DM, but snapping up two players from the same club would be hard?

Another option to Ozan is Ruben Neves who may be alittle rough round the edge still, but a classier player!



11 Jul 2016 22:03:56
I heard that we are in for Walcott - from someone at the club who has never mentioned signings before

Anyone hear anything on this?


1.) 11 Jul 2016 22:11:05
Change your name to wacko jacko.

2.) 11 Jul 2016 22:19:41
If we can get him for under 100million I'm up for it :-)

3.) 11 Jul 2016 22:28:00
I like him. Needs a fresh start, pace and finishing. Why not.

4.) 11 Jul 2016 22:45:21
Because he is injury prone, has no end product and is another over-hyped English man.

Got to say I do like him whenever he talks, intelligent and nice bloke. But we currently have Mata to fit the nice guy, but not good enough quota, with Herrera potentially a close second.

5.) 11 Jul 2016 23:15:17
He can't get into an Arsenal or England team that fails to win the major trophies yet you would have him in our team?

6.) 13 Jul 2016 09:09:29
Think there may be a reason this person has never mentioned signings before!

7.) 13 Jul 2016 11:44:57
No better than lingard imo and lingard works harder I wouldn't touch him with a ten foot pole. Unless Jones gets lonely at the physios and needs someone to make faces at.

8.) 13 Jul 2016 15:02:24
Lingard every time over Walcott!




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07 Jul 2019 23:24:28
If Pogba leaves then we’d better call Saul


1.) 08 Jul 2019 00:07:39
You're too late with that gem of a reference.

Already been done further down the page.



27 May 2019 14:00:12
What do we think United strategy is? And what style of play and formation in 19/ 20 and beyond?
Do we see 3 at the back with more attack minded full backs? Would that get the best out of our center backs?
Then 3 in midfield and two up top?
Has anybody seen Joao Felix play? What type of player is he? And where would he fit in?
Is Daniel James seen as a wingback? Winger? Or one of a front three?
We definitely need a more mobile midfield - so how do we get the best out of Pogba? Or do we get rid?
Interested to get the groups and Ed’s thoughts.


1.) 27 May 2019 14:23:26
For me I’d like to go to a 4-4-2 old school Man Utd be solid from the get go. Run people off the park.

Joao felix looks to a very very good player and has a lot of potential but people need only look at Martin odegaard he was in a similar boat and now he’s no where.

I think Daniel James will be a winger or wing forward. Wing back isn’t something I’d think Man Utd would look to play.

I think we need to get someone similar to Kante to then allow pogba to flourish. Like a gueye sort of player but i also think he’s more trouble than he’s worth and if I was manager and got 100 million I’d shake there hand and help pack his bags.

2.) 27 May 2019 15:42:11
I would go for a 4-3-3 formation.
This will give more control in midfield.

If we sign a more mobile defensive midfielder like Kante and a top midfielder like Saul Niguez, then Pogba will flourish.
Right now all the forward passes and creative play comes from Pogba.
That's why we need a midfielder like Saul or Veratti to give more quality in the middle of the park.

Additionally, our current forwards Lukaku and Martial do not make enough forward runs for the midfield to pick a pass.
The signing of Daniel James will definitely inject serious pace and our team will be even more threatening in counter attacks.

A right sided attacker and a RB like Wan Bissaka would massively improve the squad.

Finally a top centre-half who can play out from the back and partner Lindelof will round out a good transfer window.

3.) 28 May 2019 01:06:39
4-3-3 would be the simplest option. As for three in the back, we barely have one center back who is consistent in Lindelof, let alone three. That said, Dalot would be an ideal wingback.

Joao Felix looks very impressive, from what I have seen of him. A Portuguese friend of mine told me he reminds him of Rui Costa. Seems like a skillful and clever player, who has a good frame that he will grow into. But I am guessing he will go to Atletico Madrid, or else stay put for another year.

As True Red said, if we get a good defensive mid behind Pogba, it will help tremendously. Hope he stays.



06 Feb 2019 21:02:17
My thoughts for players leaving in the summer include

What’s everyone else’s views?


1.) 06 Feb 2019 21:50:48
How do you get rid of sanchez and lukaku provided they don't want to go to china?

Other than that i agree with the other four.

2.) 06 Feb 2019 21:56:48
Mmm 3 of our front 6.not sure about that jacko.
Id put darmian on that list.

3.) 06 Feb 2019 22:09:04
Agree Ken.

It’s Darmian, Rojo, Jones, Valencia and probably Mata.

There’s no real chance of Sánchez or Lukaku leaving due to wages and transfer fees etc.

With Fellaini already gone can only see 4 or 5 more leaving. With only 4 new signings. Plus promote players like Chong and Tuanzebe etc to the first team squad.

4.) 06 Feb 2019 22:11:29
Darmian a good shout too
For me Mata and Sánchez lack the pace of the league
And Lukaku has the touch of a Bulgarian midwife
We have kids who deserve a chance and I’d supplement them with a new signing up front.

5.) 06 Feb 2019 22:18:45
Too many first teamers there to go in one window. Two of those will go, 3 at a push.

6.) 06 Feb 2019 23:17:40
I'd keep mata If he'd be happy as a squad player. Knows what the club is about and a class individual as well as a player. For me players like jones and rojo need to be out much quicker than mata. If Alexis doesn't start pulling his weight he needs to go too.

7.) 06 Feb 2019 23:21:53
With potential injuries, suspensions its a risk to let so many go at once. i'd think it would take 2 - 3 windows to get rid of that lot. I don't disagree with the choice to go but i reckon a slower turnaround is more likely. Darmian, Rojo and Sanchez first with the others to follow. Hopefully suitable replacements will come in or be promoted.

8.) 07 Feb 2019 05:26:16
Selling both Lukaku and Sanchez in a single window would be madness.
A long term injury to Rashford and we will be without a striker which could derail the entire season.

Moreover, there is no guarantee that Greenwood or Chong would come in and straight away start banging in goals and assists. They could get overwhelmed by the physicality and intensity of the premier league.

On the other hand, a replacement for Lukaku as well as Sanchez will cost a lot of money. Clubs would double/ triple their asking price once they know about United's interest.

9.) 07 Feb 2019 07:17:04
The problem is we have an over bloated squad with over 28 players, if youngsters are going to have any chance of breaking through we need to bring it down to a 24 man squad.

The issue we have with that at the moment is we have several injury prone players so there is a reluctance to do so.

However, most people agree we need at least 4 new players this summer, maybe 5. If we added 5 new players our squad would be 33 players. So 9 first team players would need to leave to bring that down to around 24.

Darmian, Valencia, Jones, Rojo, Smalling, Andreas Pereira, Joel Pereira, McTominay, Mata.

With a RB, CB, CDM, CM and a winger. Promote Tuanzebe and one of Chong, Gomes or Greenwood with the other two going out on loan.

10.) 07 Feb 2019 07:24:05
Agree with shappy. It is bloated. Mata's a great guy but what does he offer on the pitch?

Talk of a new deal for jones. Baffling.

11.) 07 Feb 2019 07:35:54
I think we would all agree the priorities right now are defence then midfield then attack.
For me, People to leave (with suitable replacements coming in) in order of preference is:
McTomm, Pireirra, Fred depending on the rest of this season.
Mata - I personally would keep him for his technical ability and professionalism, influence on youth (not his speed) . But we should replace him with more speed/ crosses on the right when we can

In the one window I don’t think we should or would change more than 3 or 4 at a pinch or it could be destabilising. New players take time to bed in.

I would be happy with the first 3 leaving if we bought a suitable RB and CB. Jones too if we bought a RB and 2 CB’s or promoted Tuanzebe to the first team squad. (he has played RB too)
I think we may bring in another midfielder without letting any go until Jan2020. But this could also see the lesser of the 3 midfielders leave.
I would let Mata go if we opted for speed on the RW
That would be ithe options with a max of 4 changes for the summer window for me.

12.) 07 Feb 2019 07:56:18
P. S.
I would add to my list of departures - Lee Grant. Nothing against him as he seems to have fit in well but he is taking a spot in the squad that Joel P or Dean Henderson should have. it is not a high priority though just in terms of squad numbers.

Mort - I agree about Jones - he has been a good servant but he has had his opportunity and shown that he will not reach the level Sir Alex expected. Time for Tuanzebe now.

13.) 07 Feb 2019 10:16:04
I forgot about Grant, plus what to do with TFM? Is he good enough or does he need to move on?

14.) 07 Feb 2019 11:37:04
Move on shappy.

15.) 07 Feb 2019 11:38:48
Joel and Dean need to be playing, Grant doesn’t. He is happy as number 3 and that is where i would leave him.

What kind of development plan is it for JP and DH to sit as 3rd choice here and get little or NO game time.

The only way they stay here and not go out on loan again next season is if Romero goes.

16.) 07 Feb 2019 14:34:46
That’s an option too. I hav3nt seen enough of JP or DH to know if they are ready to take Romero’s spot. Romero has been very soliD back up for DDG.

17.) 07 Feb 2019 23:17:29
Let's face it. While DDG is here, no other keeper is going to get much game time. That's the way of the world when you're a keeper. If you're not first choice, and none of ours are by a long way, then very little game time. Joel and Dean, for the sake of their own careers, won't be here in 5 years time, unless one of them is happy being David's understudy.



30 Jan 2019 16:23:42
Mata for Coutinho anybody?


1.) 30 Jan 2019 16:40:54
You (and the press) are having a laugh.

2.) 30 Jan 2019 16:44:24
I wouldn't trade Fellaini for Coutinho. Said two years ago he was over rated.

3.) 30 Jan 2019 16:44:34
Nope, we need quick mobile energetic forwards. Nicolas Pepe, Ante Rebic or Hirving Lozano if we do look to bring in a versatile forward.

4.) 30 Jan 2019 22:35:48
In what way is Coutinho overrated, out of curiosity?

5.) 31 Jan 2019 04:52:38
3rd most expensive player of all time at 25 (so he’s in and around his peak/ prime), yet he’s not near the best 20 players in the world.

6.) 31 Jan 2019 08:03:38
Couthino is a very good player, not relly sure where he would fit in at united.

7.) 31 Jan 2019 12:47:48
He had a good six month spell and went for a huge price over his real value. If anyone's watched him at Barcelona he's struggled. All he does is cut in and shoot (wide) from 30 yards.

8.) 31 Jan 2019 14:13:49
Ive watched him for years he is a very good player . Its not down to him what people pay for him .

9.) 31 Jan 2019 18:06:31
He is a very good player. I agree that its hard to see where he fits into our team.
No truth in the rumours according to ed002.



13 Jul 2018 23:59:30
Mourinho has said often enough that he likes a small squad with two players for every position. If that’s the case how many centre backs do we need?
We have Jones, Smalling, Rojo, Bailly, Lindeloff, then Tuanzebe and RoShaun Williams both coming through - and we want another one
I guess one will be sold but does this mean Jose is considering 3 at the back again?
I Matic sat in front of the CB’s and slotted in between them when we had possession a lot of last season too.

Also if we buy another midfielder- then Matic dropping into a 3, with a 5 of 2 wing backs and 3 in the middle let's us play with 2 upfront. Lukaku and Rashford, or Martial or Sanchez.

The 3 in midfield of Fred, Pogba and Herrera - or another signing

Wingbacks Dallot Young Valencia or Shaw or TFM

Anyone thoughts?


1.) 14 Jul 2018 00:32:37
I agree that we should sell one or more of the center backs. I would rank them Bailly, Lindelof, Jones, Smalling, Rojo. Jones is a good player, but too injury prone to be counted on. Smalling is shaky on the ball and I'm always afraid of a major error in a big game. Rojo has a good battling mentality but he simply is not that good of a defender. I would love to Tuanzebe come through. Admittedly I have not seen Williams but I have heard good things about him.

No matter how the pecking order plays out, there still is not a natural leader among them right now. Lindelof seems like a good organizer, but he may be not be ready just yet. If he can put together a good string of games this year, especially partnering Bailly, that will be enough to ask of him. A proven leader like a Bonucci would make a lot of sense.

2.) 14 Jul 2018 13:46:34
Rojo isn't good enough to be in a top six teams squad. He has to go. Jones will never be injury free and Smalling has peaked.

The future has to be Bailly and Lindleof and one another top CB.




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11 Jan 2016 23:55:59
As there are no comments from any of the Eds so far - I'm thinking that there are no legs in this.
Would he partner Schneiderlin or be competition for that place? would this mean that Felliani is OK for transfer?




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31 Dec 2015 14:31:19
Ed002 - I love your responses - they simply answer the question asked - ha! Which CB's do you think are of interest to United at the moment?

Thanks in advance of any response.


{Ed002's Note - I have answered this already.}



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21 Aug 2015 19:53:26
I don't know about Evans being included in a deal for Stones but I'd take a straight swap for a shiny pebble right now based upon last few seasons




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If true this continues Woodwards strategy of bidding less than is required to purchase the player as done all the way through the window

If they are trying to do that so that they can say they have tried - that won't pacify the fans

And why wait to the end of the window before randomly bidding for him? Doesn't sound right to me but I would take anyone right now over TC23.





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20 Apr 2019 19:25:01
I think people are being harsh on Ashley Young - never United quality but at least he tries.




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26 Mar 2019 10:40:45
Still laughing at Liberace
#Genius 🎹🎹🎹😂😂😂.




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06 Feb 2019 22:11:29
Darmian a good shout too
For me Mata and Sánchez lack the pace of the league
And Lukaku has the touch of a Bulgarian midwife
We have kids who deserve a chance and I’d supplement them with a new signing up front.




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27 Aug 2017 16:11:20
Ha - seen below - our posts must have crossed

Still hope we have a signing before the window to give Jose the 4 he wanted - obviously as a Jackson I'd want 5 though.




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06 Jul 2017 20:00:30
Thanks for answering Ed025
Quite exciting
Perhaps a few signings will happen now