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28 Jul 2022 17:44:38
Reports of United looking at Ruiz from Napoli for 42 million. One year left on his contract.


1.) 28 Jul 2022 17:53:09
Hope this is true. Excellent player who in my opinion would do well at United.

Maybe we could offer Ronaldo to Napoli as part of the deal since it looks like the only semi viable option of a CL club for him at the moment.

2.) 28 Jul 2022 18:05:00
A lot of money for someone with a year left in my opinion.

3.) 28 Jul 2022 18:34:26
Let's get Ruiz and forget about FDJ. He can stay at Barcelona and be their GK. I really don't care. His wages are astronomical too.

4.) 28 Jul 2022 19:15:43
Anyone knows more about him? I haven't really seen him play.

5.) 28 Jul 2022 22:19:30
Younger Matic with a bit more about him in the final third.

Thats my quick assessment of him from the youtube video i watched lol.

I would still have concerns over his ability to defend the back 4, but those concerns are there with FDJ and with MCFRED.

6.) 29 Jul 2022 07:27:55
That's the thing though, we're not looking for a midfielder to defend in front of the back four.

EtH plays a high press to win the ball back. 80% of the ball winning will be done by players who play in the advanced midfield positions and final third, high up the pitch.

EtH is looking for a holding midfielder who can spray passes, control the tempo, keep the ball and who is not only press resistant but able to dribble through a press to create space.

Fabian Ruiz, FDJ, Youri Tielemans these sort of players. Highly technical, intelligent, ball players who can dictate and orchestrate the side. Not crunching tackle demons.

7.) 29 Jul 2022 08:51:42
Are Rodri and fabinho crunching tackle demons?

No they dictate the tempo and defend the back 4 mainly through interceptions.

Players are allowed to do both, help build up the attack from the first third of the pitch and defend the back 4 when we don't have the ball. Its not against the rules.

8.) 29 Jul 2022 11:20:52
DSG, of course anyone playing in a deeper midfield position will need to do a certain amount of defending when called upon.

The main difference is where a players strengths lie. Very players are equally as good with the ball at their feet as they are defending without it. Generally players will fall one side of the line. They are either better with with ball at their feet than defending, or are better at defending than playing out with the ball.

It's about how you intend to set up the team, which makes what sort of player you want more important.

I think many fans are still stuck on the weaknesses we had under Ole. Whose sit back, defend deep and hit on the counter style encouraged teams onto us and as such we desperately needed a better CDM who could effectively shield the back four and win back the ball.

That isn't how EtH will likely look to play. His style is far more proactive and requires having the ball and clever use of it.

He is looking for a holding midfielder who will do far more on the ball than off the ball work as he intends for the team to have the majority of possession.



14 Jul 2017 17:43:36
Matic and Costa given permission to miss pre season. Obviously Matic is of interest.




31 May 2017 21:37:56
We have apparently rejected 60m bid for De gea from RM.


1.) 31 May 2017 22:16:43
I hope we take a firm stance with Madrid for a change.

2.) 31 May 2017 22:19:06
Let's keep it that way!

3.) 01 Jun 2017 00:06:37
According to reliable sources this is not true at all, Madrid have the champions league final in 3 days it did seem like a strange time. Sly sources don't let the truth get in the way of their anymore though.

4.) 01 Jun 2017 09:52:34
Maybe we are playing Real Madrid at there own game and unsettling them and their players via "leaks" to the media.

5.) 01 Jun 2017 10:44:09
Why people believe in sky sources is beyond me, they only have 1 source it is called skybet and it is not a source of information for us but a source of income for them.

Just after Griezmann made the 6/10 comment sky was full of stories from atletico staff and other such folk about how he is not interested in coming to utd. Now reports come in that ddg is happy at utd and we will not sell, sky come out with exact opposite BS, that everyone else even remotely reliable calls BS.

Call me a conspiracy theorist but i am seeing a pattern here. And it clearly does not help their news reporting but a certain betting company they co-own.

6.) 01 Jun 2017 13:20:09
Sky bet is renowned for making up transfer targets to get the simple minded to place bets on their website. How people aren't clever enough to figure it out is beyond me.



30 Aug 2015 19:35:13
Rubbish Twitter rumours know doubt but Charlie Austin.


1.) 30 Aug 2015 20:16:10
Why you say that Key Darton?

2.) 30 Aug 2015 20:16:25
Sorry darko

3.) 30 Aug 2015 20:16:25
Sorry darko

4.) 30 Aug 2015 20:35:16
Really though Charlie Austin we are above that




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25 Oct 2023 14:42:23
Hi can anyone confirm if this is true, I mentioned on a post elsewhere about ETH benching Mount last night. Whose role was meant to be to replace Mcrtom ( who ETH wanted to sell) and also to help Erickson in a part.

They stated "they make 50 million so far off shirt Sales and marketing that why they gave Mount number 7 shirt so that the fans and sponsors would pay for the transfer and it wouldn't end up costing the club anything and be a good investment because he's homegrown and good to have as part of the squad because they need so many home grown English players in the 25 man squad"

Baed on that surely Mount would never bring in that amount of shirt sales. How do shirt sales even work club to club.


1.) 25 Oct 2023 16:54:15
Sounds like tin foil hat theory.

2.) 25 Oct 2023 19:47:17
Unless they sold 50m worth of Mount shirts through the megastore at Old Trafford then someone is talking out their rear end.

Adidas pay a huge fee each year to the rights to sell shirts with our badge on.

3.) 26 Oct 2023 12:12:56
We do get something from shirt sales although it is a small percentage of the sale, unless we sell directly ie the mega store etc.

We already have a sponsorship fee up front from the supplier Adidas, the more sales made, then the larger the sponsorship deal is likely to be.

4.) 26 Oct 2023 15:33:14
The homegrown part has an element of truth to it, the shirt sales stuff is nonsense.



31 Aug 2022 09:08:23
Dialo to Sunderland on loan. Good move for him. Will be loved by the Sunderland fans, go to a few games myself with my son as live close.




14 Aug 2022 17:01:59
Does anyone feel we should be going for some current Midfielders in the PL who know the intensity and fight every week for their team. e.g Caicedo . We have not one player who is aggressive at all. Issue is why anyone would want to come to a sinking ship.


1.) 14 Aug 2022 17:27:41
Or players that fit the managers way of playing.

2.) 14 Aug 2022 17:33:15
soley based on buying better than we have - a quote from SAF - Bissouma/ Neves/ tielmans were all getable this window.

Players like Rice/ De Jong/ veratti etc wouldn't touch us at the moment but its all about incremental steps, play good football get into top 4 and attact better players from a better position.

3.) 14 Aug 2022 17:36:05
We just need a clear plan. Ideally we should be targeting younger, hungry players for who a move to United is a step up in their career and not a sideways or even backward step. Players ideally between the ages of 22-25 who have at least 2-3 years experience of playing in a top fight league. Ideally the EPL.

I think we need to focus less on the ceiling of a players potential but on the bottom of their actual performances.

For example there are many EPL players who don't appear to be sexy signings, who might not have that Balon d'Or winning potential. But they are steady 6-7 out of 10 EPL players who could maybe step up and play better in a better side.

Get a team that can at least compete in the EPL before we try and build a side that could win the EPL.

4.) 14 Aug 2022 17:49:41
It’s all lovely and fluffy saying we need players that fit the managers way of playing but I’m yet to see what that way is. I can’t see where a 5’ 9” centre half fits either. Plus, there are other leagues outside the Dutch league which we are allowed to look too!

5.) 14 Aug 2022 18:15:06
Gallager from chelsea who they just brough on is a good player. Very underrated imo. Woukd be vast improvement on our midfield.

6.) 14 Aug 2022 20:14:16
Caciedo who we turned down for £5m.

7.) 14 Aug 2022 21:00:56
There's no way they will sell Gallagher.

8.) 15 Aug 2022 08:00:14
You can’t just get 1 player in and there you have it the team instantly changes to his way and style

We needed 5 or 6 first team players in this team not 1 or 2 if you include Erickson

The manager has been shafted, he’s expecting to work miracles

These players are not fit for purpose but the glazers are not going to sanction 8 or 9 players in one window

They find it hard to let players go never mind come in

Get use to mid table finishes until these snakes are gone.

9.) 15 Aug 2022 08:46:11
Bolger we have purchased players for ETH thinking, problem is they are suited to the Dutch league and not premier as is ETH thinking at the moment, that needs to change first and foremost.



10 Aug 2022 17:09:03
Chelsea doing business like you can do when you got champions league football. If we miss out again next season the gap is just going to get bigger and bigger. Know it's hard not to read much into MSM but FDJ looks nailed on for Chelsea over us. I am only hoping Rabiot is just to go alongside a major CM signing and we already have them nailed on. No offense to ETH I know he has a relationship with FDG . however even if my father was a manger of a club and another club was offering me CL football I would be off to the other club.


1.) 10 Aug 2022 17:49:46
Case of the new emperors clothes at Chelsea, they are trying to make an impression, will it last who knows, will the wheels come off who knows, but why worry about other teams and what they do, you can’t do nothing about it or influence it, so hardly worth the worry, we have enough of our own problems….

2.) 10 Aug 2022 18:01:29
If he does go to chelsea that on eth. Clear as day he has steered/ influenced our transfer strategy and as ed02 pointed early on he decided against our scouting and many targets and made fdj our priority. Its his own mess he has created.

Had never heard if malacia or martinez abd clearly his choice.



05 Aug 2022 18:13:32
Last week's friendly when Ronaldo and others left early. The press have spun it as of only Ronaldo left. ETH has said not just him who left. Yet the press just headline it as Ronaldo left early. Not a fan of the way Ronaldo has gone about things. However the way the press go about it reminds me of some Beckham witch hunt.


{Ed001's Note - every report I read mentioned that Ronaldo left with Dalot (I think it was) so not sure how the press have spun it to be only Ronaldo. It is just that he is the big star so the headlines will be about him. It is like having a story about Man Utd v Accrington Stanley - it will always focus on United simply because more people are interested in them than Stanley.}

1.) 05 Aug 2022 22:46:19
Also as far as i am aware Ronaldo was the only player who left early that was actually in the matchday squad and played.

Thats a bit different than other lads who turned up to the game just to watch as spectators.

So maybe the extra scrutiny on Ronaldo is justified somewhat.

2.) 06 Aug 2022 00:02:29
Ronaldo was the only player who played in the match that was in the exec box because he was the only player that went off at half time.




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18 Nov 2023 17:10:50
Quite away. We not exactly falling down the table are we.




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28 Aug 2023 13:48:23
Well reports now are saying we won't be letting him leave.




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28 Jun 2023 21:10:56
What's Garnacho done.




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31 Jan 2023 16:30:17
Merson probably got his house on United not too four.




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07 Oct 2022 16:01:18
Hey ED002 I thought previously it was mentioned United had started to improve on the governance side. Yet it seems we are still a laughing stock. Is it just the same in crap show in the background that Ole and Ralf had. Just not we have a half decent manger?


{Ed002's Note - They still have wrong people in some roles.}




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01 Nov 2023 20:56:55
Well going well.




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29 Jan 2023 17:10:20
Think we need to give Amad a decent pre season prior to next season. Seen him a few times for Sunderland and offers a lot more than Anything. Of course in a league below.




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01 Sep 2022 08:57:51
Wonder if he knows football is a contact sport as LFC didn't last night.




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22 Aug 2022 13:17:25
Second bottom.




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18 Aug 2022 01:27:07
It would match the views of this podcast j watched earlier with Phil Brown, where he said the club is for sale. Also say's ETH was lied to about what was available, that the players know what the team needs but Joel Glazier has the final decision on any player signing. That the club is rotten, and Joel has been advised by his own family to sell. That they are just asset striping the club.