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12 Oct 2021 11:43:45
Romano gave an update on United's priorities. Thought it could be of interest.

1- Pogba, player is happy but has yet to make a decision
2- Bruno, new contract currently being negotiated.
3- Lingard, discussion with player to see if a new contract agreement can be reached to avoid losing him on a free.
4- DM, Rice top of list. Team wanted to fill the position last in the summer window but Ronaldo halted those plans. Unlikely for January, but may change if new names are considered.
5- Free agents, the club will consider several possible free agents, Romano mentioned Dembele as a possibility.

LovelyLudwigVan

1.) 12 Oct 2021 13:33:51
Another RW to add to the list. Ate we trying to horde players these days?


2.) 12 Oct 2021 13:42:22
Agree, makes no sense. He did mention Kessie and Brosovic in another video.


3.) 12 Oct 2021 14:00:03
If we are interested in potential free agents then there are some good options. Kessie obviously, but Zakaria, Boubacar Kamara, Fati and Pedri at Barcelona, Romagnoli, Belotti, Insigne, Cantwell, Isco, Onana, Bernardeschi, Luiz Felipe and Zagadou are all potentially available next summer on a Bosman. Although I expect several of them to agree and sign new deals before then.

As well as players like Januzaj, Mkhitaryan, and Di Maria if people feel like they slipped the net and people would want to see them brought back.

Of course we could also look at Sean Longstaff who has been a target in the past. Or James Tarkowski if we want EPL proven.

Personally any of Kessie, Zakaria or Kamara would dramatically improve our midfield options.

While Romagnoli, Zagadou or Luiz Felipe would add some top class competition in defence.

Best ignore Fati and Pedri who will almost certainly sign new deals with Barcelona.


4.) 12 Oct 2021 16:20:50
shappy- longstaff fcs man get a doctors appointment he is garbage. I hope you're wrong pal that we don't even give him a glance.
pogba -get rid
lingard sign or get rid asap
rice - will be expensive but have doubts we could get him
dembele - company for jones in medical room.
Totally agree with shappy when you mention Kessie and selective free agents
Still maintain we need rid of a fair few as well as bringing in / sorting the coaching and managerial side.


5.) 12 Oct 2021 19:47:23
Longstaff and tarkowski? Finally lost the plot.


6.) 13 Oct 2021 08:19:55
Need to really slim down tbe squad. Ship out (an get a few for if at all possible) :

(Will then free up space to bring in youngsters)

Lingard (bring in Elanga and Shoretire)

Bailly (bring in Fish or Mengi)

Telles (bring in Jurado)

Jones (end his misery and give him chance elsewhere)

Dalot (bring in other Spanish lad, Fernandez? )

Martial (bring in Hugill or Hannibal)

Fred (bring in Garner)

Matic - great player but can’t last a match

Cavani

Bring in Amad and Pellistri too

Probably missed loads out as well but you get the gist.

Rather Pogba went: too inconsistent and more of a luxury player

Would love Rice (but very expensive), Kessie and Gravenbach but competing with Real, PSG, Chelsea, Juventys etc for these and other too names mentioned.


7.) 13 Oct 2021 09:09:23
Clam down, Tarkowski and Longstaff were mentioned with tongue clearly in cheek.

Wallace, I agree that we need to slim down the squad. We have far too many players who just aren't contributing to our side. They are blocking the pathway for the youngsters as well.


8.) 13 Oct 2021 10:26:32
Thanks Shappy, reading reports about how promising some of the youngsters are - know they’re a year or two off the first team squad but no harm in giving them some minutes when we’re comfortable and getting them to train with the first team.

Lad Ennis looks class.


9.) 13 Oct 2021 15:14:58
Only time we are comfortable is when we play Leeds.


 

 

13 Aug 2021 18:50:05
Apparently Everton are looking to buy Andreas, would be a good move all round.

LovelyLudwigVan

1.) 13 Aug 2021 19:18:44
Apart from for Everton.


2.) 13 Aug 2021 19:35:43
Love it Spenno 🤣.


3.) 13 Aug 2021 20:37:49
Hope we don't price him out like we did with Rojo.


4.) 13 Aug 2021 20:51:45
Thought they were looking at a loan option but we want to sell.


5.) 13 Aug 2021 21:26:51
Everton are just a second hand United. How many players have we sold to them?


6.) 13 Aug 2021 22:26:36
I've always liked the fact there's a club willing to buy our rejects. Think it also helped the move for Rooney back in the day.


7.) 14 Aug 2021 09:14:40
Do Everton see Andreas as a James replacement?

{Ed002's Note - Yes, he is an option.}


8.) 14 Aug 2021 09:45:45
Grim, talk about replacing a Ferrari with a Fiat 🤣.


9.) 14 Aug 2021 11:10:05
Let's hope James get his move eh Shap.


10.) 14 Aug 2021 11:20:22
Did Andreas not just win his annual 'player of the pre-season' award, and all?


11.) 14 Aug 2021 11:44:40
Tbh, Perreira has been played as a CM or as HM. He is more of an attacking midfielder. I think it woukd suit playing as a 10 at another club.


 

 

02 Oct 2020 22:43:40
So looks like Dalot on loan to Ac Milan, good opportunity to get game time and see if he can progress.

LovelyLudwigVan

1.) 02 Oct 2020 23:22:37
Agreed. He’ll do well there if he can stay fit. Get some game time at a major club and come back next season and challenge. AWB and Williams at RB, Shaw snd Telles at LB this year. Where does this leave Fosu-Mensah? Surely this means his time is up sadly as he never
Really kicked on?!


2.) 03 Oct 2020 01:21:35
Sadly? We’ve had some poor players in recent years but TFM might just be the worst.


3.) 03 Oct 2020 07:26:37
Bit harsh Downside, he was probably the only player who did ok against Palace. He's just had bad injuries, that doesn't make him a bad player, I think he gets one last season to show he's capable of being a squad player.

Apparently United we're open to sell Dalot, but wanted 30 million, which seems ridiculous considering his output. So not convinced he is merely being sent out for experience.


4.) 03 Oct 2020 07:30:44
Didn't Roma want TFM on loan along with Mike?


5.) 03 Oct 2020 08:34:27
The thing with TFM is that he has unable to pin down a position for himself. Is he a RB, a CB, a holding MF? None of the coaches have been able to help him out there either. I think he can be a decent backup to Matic.


6.) 03 Oct 2020 08:41:50
Grim, no that was Dalot, Roma and Milan both wanted Dalot, but he has opted for Milan apparently.

I agree Shan, he has a decent pass on him, which is something a few of our midfielders lack.


7.) 03 Oct 2020 08:52:49
Sadly because when TFM came into the side he looked a great prospect - but he’s never kicked on. I for one find it sad when our players don’t quite make it.


8.) 03 Oct 2020 11:44:22
TFM isn’t good enough for us, not by a long way. He showed promise when he came through but failed to kick on. If he was going to make it with us he’d have made a name for himself at Fulham and/ or Palace. No need to be sad Eric (although appreciate the sentiment) . The lad will find his level (Championship maybe? ), have a good career in the game and retire never having to work beyond his 30’s.


9.) 03 Oct 2020 12:31:36
Sure he will. He’s pretty versatile that’s all in case we get any injuries. the Dutch John O’Shea.


10.) 04 Oct 2020 01:21:43
I like TFM. I think he could be a decent player with some proper coaching.


 

 

14 Sep 2020 16:52:34
Simon Stone suggesting that the Sancho will not come through over on the BBC.

LovelyLudwigVan

1.) 14 Sep 2020 17:41:01
I'm going to say it now, Jadon Sancho will sign for Manchester United, or he won't.

United know what Dortmund want, United don't want to agree to that, terms with Sancho and his agent are worked out in principle, which means Sancho is at least happy to join United, even if we aren't his preferred choice.

We are now in a blinking contest with Dortmund. If we expect them to crack then we will miss out on him. Simple as that. If the club really want to sign Sancho then they just need to pony up and pay the man.

No one in the media KNOWS what will happen, at best they have a link to one side, but they don't have to full picture unless they have links to both sides. Which they don't.

Just sit back and enjoy the sunshine, we've signed DvdB, we look like signing Reguilon. We have several players in our squad who are young and developing, any of whom could make a big step forward in their progress. We have signed a plethora of young players to join our academy, any of which could be in the first team squad in a few years.

We can't change the course of the club, either we will or we won't make more signings, either they will or they won't work out well, either our young players will kick on or they won't. Maybe this is the season everything comes together and Ole turns us in to genuine challengers and we win a cup or maybe it will all fall apart by Christmas and we can argue amongst ourselves over who should be the next manager.

Relax.


2.) 14 Sep 2020 17:43:12
He also suggested the same for Bruno, Maguire, Wan-bissaka and James. He's a journo who is briefed by the club. Take whatever he says with a pinch of salt.


3.) 14 Sep 2020 19:57:29
No one on the media knows what is going on but it sounds like shappy does.


4.) 14 Sep 2020 20:33:18
Sancho is worth no where near the amount that Dortmund want. It just comes down to if we will pay it. I would not bother if it was me.


5.) 14 Sep 2020 21:56:21
Not a clue jred, just sitting back waiting to see if we sign anyone else. I hope we do, but I'm not going to spend the next three weeks on tenterhooks jumping every time a 14 year old makes up a fake Twitter account as an "in the know" agent spouting about this signing or that signing.


6.) 14 Sep 2020 23:01:24
Good post Shappy, very true.


7.) 15 Sep 2020 07:10:29
At this point I can’t see a move materializing.

Although I never placed much significance in Dortmund’s deadline of August 10th, we’ve reached a point where selling Sancho really doesn’t make much sense on their end.

The season has begun and his contract is long enough that they’ll be able to get as much for him next season as they would next (perhaps more still if he has a good season) . There’s not a lot of time to sort out a replacement either and even if they were able to find a suitable player who is also available, other clubs would likely raise the price a little due to how late in the window we are and how much the Dortmund would have received from us. It could also take a bit of time for any new signing to acclimatize and settle in to life at the club.

Assuming they have no pressing financial issues that need to be addressed imminently, waiting until next summer makes a lot of sense for them.

Conversely, if we really want Sancho, this summer was always going to be the time to sign him. Next summer he will likely cost even more and perhaps more significantly, other clubs may be in a position where they can rival us for his signature. Even if we do somehow get the deal over the line this summer, it will have been a poor window if only for how much time has been wasted on a target whose price was made perfectly clear months ago.


8.) 15 Sep 2020 15:07:27
What other clubs do you think will realistically try to sign him? I don't really see too much competitors. Real Madrid are supposed to go after Mbappe, which is a very big deal, and they won't need Sancho too. Chelsea already bought enough of attackers. I suppose he wouldn't go back to City. Liverpool doesn't seem to have enough money, Barcelona as well. Things could change, but I'm not so sure there will be many buyers next summer as well.

{Ed004's Note - Chelsea could easily go back in for him next summer if he becomes a fairer price, Liverpool if one of Mane or Salah move (Salah seems keen on the Spanish sides) and PSG when Mbappe needs replaced will be after a star attacker. This is our only chance at a free run at him imo}


9.) 15 Sep 2020 21:48:09
I could partially agree on that Ed004. I suppose PSG could be an option, but it is questionable if he would want to go to France, as I heard, he would prefer playing and living in England. I still don't think Chelsea will go for him next season, if they didn't go for him now. They had a good chance now as well, but they opted for Haverc. Liverpool story seems likely, but has too many "ifs". Not sure they would give 120 mil for Sancho, if they won't pay 30 mil for Thiago. Also, I guess they would want over 100 mil for Mane or Salah, so it is questionable if Barcelona would pay that - maybe they would do a swap with Dembele.
Who knows, time will tell.


 

 

01 Sep 2020 01:42:30
Upamecano has spoken to French media ahead of the international game. He said he signed a new contract because Leipzig had shown trust in him by playing him. He did say he wasn't going to lie and that he is currently in contact with several clubs, but he feels there is no urgency surrounding a move, so said he'll just see what happens in the future.

LovelyLudwigVan

1.) 02 Sep 2020 07:42:06
Sounds like ge could be tempted then lol.


2.) 02 Sep 2020 08:19:04
It sounded like he would want reassurances in terms of game time. He trusts Leipzig to play him as they play young players. He is also part of the France set-up now, and there's no shortage of competition for places, so he'll want to be playing to keep in contention.

I had a quick glance at the French press and there's rumours regarding this. They say United are showing the most interest and that an official bid may come soon, but Real Madrid and PSG are also interested, although the latter seem to see him as plan B to Skriniar.

I'm guessing that if he's talking to clubs, that means Leipzig has given him permission to do so, so it seems a transfer would be possible at the right price.


3.) 02 Sep 2020 09:43:10
Fabrizio Romano confirmed that we are in for a CB.
Hope we go in for Upamecano or Pau Torres.
The ideal choice would be Giminez.


4.) 02 Sep 2020 13:32:06
Can see the club waiting a year for a cb and prioritising a right forward signing instead.


5.) 02 Sep 2020 15:51:42
Upamecano would be a great signing but it seems massively unlikely.

I still don't understand why we haven't looked at Alaba. His versatility, ability on the ball and pace would help us in defence.


 

 

 

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20 Sep 2021 19:40:23
It's fun to see that Fort Lauderdale lined up with a Beckham and a Neville in their midfield at the weekend. Will be interesting to see if either can develop into a half decent player.

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06 Sep 2021 20:22:06
There's an hour long Donny interview with Rio on Vibe for Five, just up today. Just getting into it now, thought it may be of interest to some.

LovelyLudwigVan

1.) 07 Sep 2021 06:44:13
Yeah. Donny confirmed his position is either 6 or 8.
However, he just needs minutes on the pitch irrespective of position.


2.) 07 Sep 2021 10:07:08
I cannot understand how he hasn't had minutes given Fred's form of late. Hopefully he'll get a start against Newcastle and he can go on from there. It does seem unlikely though.


3.) 07 Sep 2021 20:37:54
Seems like a team first guy.
He's like I want to play any position doesn't matter.


4.) 07 Sep 2021 22:34:58
In that clip of Ronaldo’s training session United posted on YouTube VdB easily out-muscles Fred to score a goal, yet some imagine he’s physically weaker.


 

 

02 Sep 2021 18:45:31
There is something really strange about young football fans. I saw a kid with a Man Utd training top and Liverpool training pants while on my evening walk. His mate had a Juve top with Barcelona bottoms. The other week I spotted a women with United pants and a City top, it's just so confusing.

LovelyLudwigVan

1.) 02 Sep 2021 20:44:11
Half and half scarves, need I say more.


 

 

13 Aug 2021 09:13:23
There's a very interesting interview with Paul Ince over on that United Stand fan channel on YouTube for any interested, some insight into how he was forced out of the club, another player who appears to have had no respect from SAF's side. It does also show how ruthless SAF was in getting people out of the door to promote youth though, someone needed to make room for Nicky Butt. Ince also shares some good insight into the current squad, another who doesn't think Fred is good enough.

LovelyLudwigVan

1.) 13 Aug 2021 09:56:12
Don't need Paul Ince to tell us Fred isn't good enough lol.


2.) 13 Aug 2021 10:11:40
Paul Ince has talked so much rubbish over the last few years I would not pay any attention to what he says.

Ince was a fine player but far from a great and looking at how things went after Ince went for both player and club, I'd say Ferguson was right on him.

Sold just before he declined, we need to get back to that ruthlessness.


3.) 13 Aug 2021 10:14:53
That's very true, just funny to hear various ex players saying the same, heard Neville, Ferdinand and Keane all say more or less the same in recent weeks. I think even Ben Foster said it in his interview.


4.) 13 Aug 2021 10:49:09
Ince is ex Liverpool in my eyes not ex united.
But he can make more of a living on the back of united. Sad little man.
to be fair on this point he is right but then again stevie wonder could see that.
He was one of those that was saying he was not given the chance as a black coach.
He was not given the chance because he was a rubbish coach imo no other reason.


5.) 13 Aug 2021 12:33:17
Once a great player but probably the worst of ex Utd players to try management. How many players who left Utd went on to great things not many. I love it when they commentate and are telling far superior managers how to manage.


6.) 13 Aug 2021 15:41:34
Bitter much Ken, just posted an interesting perspective, but has to be turned into something totally negative. Hearing what he has to say about his departure sounds like how other players say they were treated. From what he says he had agreed a four year contract in the hopes of seeing his career out at United, but a bid was accepted from Inter Milan, without him being consulted. He left for Italy, United had first option but turned it down, and as he and his family wanted to return to the North West, he took Liverpool up on there offer, hardly makes him a Liverpool man. But then again bias will always win out.


7.) 13 Aug 2021 16:17:10
Just because United accepted a bid from Italy for him he did not have to go there it was his choice!

In my opinion he is bitter, same as Paul Parker, so rarely take note of anything the pair say.


8.) 13 Aug 2021 16:44:11
He was told to go, then when inter's reps were at his home, he got a call from SAF telling him he'd changed his mind and that he wanted him to stay, at least that's Ince's version of the story. It is disrespectful to do business with a club behind the player's back, especially when that player is close to signing a new deal. It's just a matter of manners.


9.) 13 Aug 2021 17:16:18
I'm not bitter about Ince at all. I just see him a a player we sold because we needed to make space for youth.


10.) 13 Aug 2021 17:33:33
Yet yo seem to dismiss his six seasons at Old Trafford where he won two leagues, two FA Cups, a League cup and the cup winners cup simply because after a stint in Italy he played for Liverpool for two seasons. He was a player in his prime, just had one of his best seasons in a United shirt and was pushed out to make room for Butt. It's not like us getting rid of Matic so Garner gets some playing time, it's more like getting rid of Bruno or Rashford so Hannibal and Elanga get more time.

I agree with you in respect to his coaching comments though. Nothing to do with the colour of his skin, just never made the cut.


11.) 13 Aug 2021 17:59:29
I don't dismiss anything he achieved with united at all LLV. He was a good player and played a part in our rise back to the top.
But I see him as ex Liverpool more than ex united despite him not winning anything much there. It was their badge he was kissing after scoring a late equaliser against us.
Fergie had his number. He was an easy replacable disposable transient employee.


 

 

18 Dec 2020 20:37:56
Nice to see we signed Kai Rooney, whether it works out only time will tell, but it would be great if he could one day walk in his father's footsteps.

LovelyLudwigVan

1.) 20 Dec 2020 09:44:12
History suggests very few kids of great footballers breakout of their fathers shadow and make it at the highest level, and even less surpass their fathers achievements.

I hope Kai proves me wrong, and how on to have a fantastic career. But it's so much harder for the kids of famous footballers to succeed under the shadow of their fathers.


2.) 20 Dec 2020 17:30:09
I never suggested the opposite, but it would be great, even if he gets one game in a United shirt. Doubt he'll ever live up to his dad, not many footballers will.


 

 

 

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12 Oct 2021 13:42:22
Agree, makes no sense. He did mention Kessie and Brosovic in another video.

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01 Sep 2021 08:31:07
Dawz, by all reports Ole wanted a DM so don’t think there’s much substance to your statement.

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30 Aug 2021 23:55:29
Apparently permanant deal. We'll see, bit glad he'll be off, best for everyone.

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28 Aug 2021 21:16:45
Looks like it's going to be Feyenoord.

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27 Aug 2021 18:01:40
Romano saying we're in serious talks since yesterday and the club are currently negotiating figures. Odd times.

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15 Oct 2021 17:43:58
I disagree GDS, I do not believe for a second it was intentional.

Also Mancman, wasn't Jesse outpriced out of a move? Hardly Ole's fault if the players he is willing to sell are not sold by the board because they believe a squad player in the last year of his contract is worth two Ronaldos.

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15 Oct 2021 11:19:58
He's also cost a goal in that time too and was terrible against West Ham in the league cup. Not a good enough player, still can't believe he was credited with an assist for Ronaldo, really struggle to believe Jessie failing to control the ball while slipping is an intended pass.

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15 Oct 2021 09:44:47
I don't think Ole is necessarily the right man for the job, although I'd really like to see him with a midfield capable of playing his preferred formation. Yet I don't think making a move for the wrong replacement is any better. I don't think any manager would fair much better with the midfield issues as well as the strength of the opposition. So I wouldn't be against Ole being sacked, if, and only of, the person to replace him can continue the positives he has brought to the club's structure and play a better brand of football, which is not a given given the midfield.

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11 Oct 2021 16:25:03
Hard when you can't focus on your own game and have to try and bridge the holes of others. Scholes was terrible defensively, couldn't tackle, but he didn't have to cover for the deficiencies of those around him, and he wasn't expected to either, he could just focus on his game. Pogba isn't expected to cover for others when playing for France.

It was interesting, when he lost the ball at the halfway line against Switzerland at the Euros and they scored, the French media, and the fans I spoke to, didn't blame Pogba, they blamed the five defensive players who were unable to regain possession.

It's fine having jack of all trade type players, but they rarely are world class, Pogba isn't one of those, so he needs a system that benefits his talents while covering his deficiencies, he finds such a system for France, he doesn't at United.

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11 Oct 2021 16:04:50
Problem with United, and many fans, is that they expect Pogba to do the work of Kante, Pogba and Griezmann at the same time.

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