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06 Jul 2023 22:44:29
Ed’s. With the rumours of the GK from the Japanese league, I was wondering if since ETH we’ve had a change of personnel within our scouting team or just a new approach directed from ETH?


{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of the rumours. Onana remains the new first pick and a youngster from the US remains of interest to provide long term cover.}

1.) 06 Jul 2023 23:03:45
The lad in Japan was born in the USA, has a Japanese father and a mother who is from somewhere else. So he was eligible to play for three countries but chose Japan and has made his senior debut.

No idea how good he is ??‍♂️. Only 21 though I think.

2.) 07 Jul 2023 08:27:06
Brendan perhaps then Zion Suzuki is the USA youngster the ed is referring to.

{Ed002's Note - No. I have explained before.}

3.) 07 Jul 2023 10:55:09
After quick Google search for young US keepers linked to United, found the name of Djorge Petrovic, a 23yr old Serbian international who seems to be doing well for New England Revolution in the MLS.

4.) 07 Jul 2023 13:32:17
Big step up from MLS to EPL, but then again Ten Hag rarely change his goalkeeper last season.

If we sign Onana then I would imagine he would play every game apart from the eaely league Cup ones as happened last year.

5.) 07 Jul 2023 15:52:01
Great conversation about GK's apart from the question was really about our scouting system and set up. I was just using the GK as an example of what appears to be a very different approach to perhaps what we are used to and wondered whether ETH has given a different approach to our scouting team or got different personnel in.



21 Jun 2023 12:52:24
Rumours are Fulham are sounding out Fred. If this is true then I would certainly be going back to them and asking about Palhinha. Especially as Fulham have supposedly set an asking price for him now.


1.) 21 Jun 2023 13:38:44
90 million ports ?.

2.) 21 Jun 2023 14:21:01
Palhinha breaks up play and fouls a lot doing it. not what we are looking for.



08 Mar 2023 22:23:05
Mike Keegan, a sports correspondent who seems to have been fairly reliable recently on United news has reported a sale of the club could be agreed by the end of the month.


1.) 08 Mar 2023 23:22:43
Incredible news if true!

2.) 09 Mar 2023 07:40:06
I have a horrible feeling that the Glazers will stay.

3.) 09 Mar 2023 10:48:18
Reports in the sun today that they may take the club off the sales market. Basically no one has a clue. I’m in similar thinking to the above post and think they will stay, unfortunately.

4.) 09 Mar 2023 11:44:43
I think this is a massive worry for fans. I am choosing to believe they are trying to get higher offers from SJR and Qatar. I find it strange though that it has moved on to the next stage if you believe the reports. Can't believe SJR and Qatar would be offering all this time etc if they weren't confident of a sale? But you are right Tim, basically no one has a clue what's happening behind the scenes, haha.

5.) 09 Mar 2023 12:35:35
I wouldn't be worrying about the Galzers staying. I find the wording of "The Glazers may stay and focus of the driving the commercial side of the business" eh what have they been doing for 18 years.

The facts are that the two public bidders will meet over the next week or so to review the books before potentially making a new offer. Nothing has changed from the when the Glazers put us up for sale until now. No new golden goose laying eggs. I can't see why they would currently want to stay now.

This is all a tactic to intimidate the prospective buyers into paying more. The club will be sold.

6.) 09 Mar 2023 12:35:57
They will only sell for an inflated price which won’t happen so I’m afraid we’ll be stuck with the leeches
Was optimistic at first but not now
How much money do some people need.

7.) 09 Mar 2023 13:39:18
No one really knows. The papers need something to write about. They need subscriptions and advertising revenues. Clickbait. We will just have to wait and see.

8.) 09 Mar 2023 15:09:41
Exactly Mumbles, whatever we may think of them and however much we want them gone, they are not fools. They will let people think what they want in order to extract the highest price they can, I would expect nothing less from any businessmen. I feel sure they want out.

The one thing I would like to see from any and all bidders, is a clear and unambiguous statement on the future of the present manager. I have seen reports that the Qataris will want to bring in their own management team, including on the football side.
I find it hard to believe anyone could be so stupid as to do that and totally alienate themselves from millions of supporters. In any event who could you bring in who would be better. I personally would not want ANY other manager than ETH.
So although I don't think it likely, some clarity over the managers position would be welcome.

9.) 10 Mar 2023 00:13:00

Nothing has really changed so your optimism and pessimism are based on your own opinion and thoughts only rather than any knowledge of the situation.

10.) 10 Mar 2023 08:11:44
Personally, I think the club will be sold. The only aim for the glazers is to get the best price, and this is their tactic of doing so.
Why would they relinquish a portion of the club only to Invest that money in the infrastructure (redeveloping Old Trafford and Carrington) . It makes no business sense.



31 Jan 2023 13:36:14
Sabitizer? ETH is a rascal!


1.) 31 Jan 2023 13:40:34
Chelsea in for him too. Either they ain’t getting enjoy and he’s their alternative or they want both.

2.) 31 Jan 2023 13:47:09
But now Chelsea want to sign him to go with there other 25 midfielders that they are trying to sign in this window.

3.) 31 Jan 2023 13:52:56
I guess you got to hope the player will look at where he'll get most game time having not featured much for Bayern and it's harder to see that at Chelsea than United but obvioulsy there will be other factors. Hopefully ETH is the main factor behind all this. If not, we have Tom Huddlestone who's been playing U23's for us!

4.) 31 Jan 2023 15:02:03
"Marcel Sabitzer doesn't get in the Bayern Munich team. I know they've got a two cemented in midfield but if he was that good he'd be pushing.

Again it goes back to panic. There was no interest in him on January 1"

I hope this kid Sabitzer comes in and makes that clown Paul Mersen eat his words. I cannot stand him, how is he even still employed by Sky Sports.

5.) 31 Jan 2023 15:17:27
Souness on Casameiro . "He was playing with great players, he’s not a great player. He’s never been a great player. I see him as a steady Eddie who will help Manchester United be more solid in midfield.

“I don’t think he’s got any great range in passing. I don’t think he’s going to make other people play. The Real Madrid team, midfield especially, is full of footballing types. He’s 30-years-old, and at £70 million, that’s too much money.

“I don’t see him making then any better when they have the ball. ”

Carragher about Martinez . He looks a little too short to play centre-back in the Premier League. We saw when United struggled badly against Brentford – a game where Martínez was subbed at half-time – how difficult it is for him if sides hit long balls into the penalty area to a striker relishing such service like Ivan Toney.

These people are clowns, i bet Merson had never even heard of Sabitzer before today and now he's passing judgement on him.

6.) 31 Jan 2023 15:19:37
He is scared Sim. Last year Man Utd wouldn't have managed to get it done but now United are growing and these people are noticing.

7.) 31 Jan 2023 15:27:05
He does realise eriksen only got injured on Saturday. We all know we need midfielders but it was less of an issue until now. Can’t really plan for a season ending injury. Total muppet is Merson.

8.) 31 Jan 2023 15:38:02
Sabitzer news moving quickly.
If we sign him then it feels like the leaks from the club has changed as well as no one saw this coming. Whilst we have only just had the bad news on Erikson it feels like the club were working on this deal behind the scenes. if this is true I feel even happier about the club.

9.) 31 Jan 2023 15:40:39
Would absolutely love Sabitzer.
Just can’t help but feel we’ve left it too late. Fingers crossed.

10.) 31 Jan 2023 16:06:59
I like that ETH is not telling the press what they want to hear. His press conferences are great and most people seemed to think what he said meant we were not going to be doing anything.

I think the leaks is a great point although I imagine in this case, because of Eriksen’s injury this had to move quick and had no time for leaks. But I certainly agree in general the leaks etc seemed to have cleared up. Hopefully this remains.

11.) 31 Jan 2023 16:28:26
Sabitzer deal all done apprently he is getting on a flight to Manchester. Good signing?

12.) 31 Jan 2023 16:30:17
Merson probably got his house on United not too four.

13.) 31 Jan 2023 17:50:42
Grim - would be excellent.
Good technically (not Eriksen level but a hell of a lot better than McFred) but an absolute pressing machine.
Think ‘Fred with an increased ability to pass and score’ and you won’t be far off.
Just hope we have a permanent option.

14.) 31 Jan 2023 17:56:49
We were linked with sabitzer in summer. Good player and right profile for what we are doing. Loan only but who knows if he does well we might look to sign him permanently. Think him and Casemiro will be very good and means Fred can continue his current role.

15.) 31 Jan 2023 18:29:14
Can someone shed some light on what to expect player wise.

16.) 31 Jan 2023 17:50:42
Grim - would be excellent.
Good technically (not Eriksen level but a hell of a lot better than McFred) but an absolute pressing machine.
Think ‘Fred with an increased ability to pass and score’ and you won’t be far off.
Just hope we have a permanent option.

17.) 31 Jan 2023 17:56:49
We were linked with sabitzer in summer. Good player and right profile for what we are doing. Loan only but who knows if he does well we might look to sign him permanently. Think him and Casemiro will be very good and means Fred can continue his current role.

18.) 31 Jan 2023 21:27:24
I remember watching him a few times at RBL and him looking good. Haven't seen a lot of him at Bayern, not sure he starts a lot.

However it's January, Erickson is injured, he isn't McTominey or Fred, he available on a loan, I can't see much bad about this deal at all, especially at such short notice from when Erickson went down at the weekend.

We weren't going to buy big, he looks like he could do a job and is better than what we have already as back up CM in the Chuckle brothers.

19.) 02 Feb 2023 09:38:37
Merson's job is to say something that gets a reaction. United are still Box Office so slagging off a United transfer is the way to make hay. You are not going to get anything insightful or brilliant from Merson but you might get a twatter post that gers a lot of likes because it's what they wamt to hear.

{Ed014's Note - good job you weren’t listening to that twat Agbonlahor on talk sport this morning!

20.) 02 Feb 2023 20:40:28
Was it worse than Gary Neville talking politics? I did enough his glorious appearance on Have I got news for you though.



18 Jan 2023 15:42:55
Garnacho signs a 5 year contract. Great to get him sorted and hopefully shows he's keen to make it at United.


1.) 18 Jan 2023 16:34:21
Red Man will be on the Champagne tonight.

All joking aside, if he was playing in Portugal or Spain he'd cost an absolute fortune to buy. Great from the club and the lad that he's signed up with little or no fuss.

2.) 18 Jan 2023 17:23:02
Don't think he has actually signed yet.
Talk of 6 year deal agreed, with option of further year.
£30,000 per week, plus bonuses (how will an 18 year old struggle by on that)
Will be relieved when contract signed and matter sealed.

3.) 18 Jan 2023 19:34:46
If he pans out and becomes what we all thibk/ hope he won't even see half the contract out, he'll be on new one by then.

4.) 18 Jan 2023 19:50:17
Quite right Oakbark, a good 12 to 18 months and the terms of the contract will be greatly enhanced.

5.) 19 Jan 2023 19:34:54
Good player Garnacho glad we tied him down to a contract.

{Ed014's Note - if he signs it

6.) 19 Jan 2023 19:58:56
Well it's apparently all but done according to some people, I think he will stay.

Well hopefully anyway ? don't have to shell out again.

{Ed014's Note - I’m sure he will but Madrid are supposedly sniffing!

7.) 20 Jan 2023 07:18:08
Thing is he’ll actually play under ETH so May as well stay for a few years before the inevitable move to Real.




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15 Nov 2023 16:16:42
When players aren’t performing and a new manager comes in, traditionally you get the bounce from the players. Will be interesting to see if SJR is in place before we return after the international break whether we will see a similar bounce from the players. I know people will say it’s nothing to do with what’s happening on the pitch or at training but the thought of a more serious approach to football from leadership above ETH, perhaps players may realise they need to earn their money and this would come at a perfect time leading into the Christmas schedule which is always a tricky period in the season.


1.) 15 Nov 2023 18:44:43
Hopefully, the removal of Arnold is mere signal of a cull, without which I don't see this bounce happening.

The players themselves need a tangible change of direction as much as we do and there is much work to do for SJR and his team.

If we can shed at least 50% of the pathetic 'yes' bods who have been sullying the foundations since the Glazer maelstrom started creating this shambles then I'm sure a noticeable vibe of positivity will shine through on the pitch.

Patrick Stewart, although brought in by Malcolm, will be adequate as a custodian until the permanent choice arrives.
Likely, we'll see Jean-Claude Blanc arrive as permanent CEO.
Together with Mitchell and Brailsford, we might well see another gaggle of 'yes' bods, but that isn't always a bad thing.

I'm hoping to see lots of movement, I'm sure I'm far from alone on that.

2.) 15 Nov 2023 19:38:59
Still don't see the upside for SJR -He is obviously a clever man but what's he really getting for 25%? Stadium needs serious overhaul and where is the money to do it and why would someone who owns 25% spend any money on it before we even get started on the money needed for the training ground, the wasteland outside the stadium and the playing staff.

Hope for his sake its not a vanity project that's going to go pear shaped on him which it may well do.

3.) 15 Nov 2023 19:39:48
I personally cannot get enthused about the whole SJR thing. I have a horrible feeling that it will become a logistical bun fight with the Glazers still in control overall.

I hope a lot of this press is just journalistic bull and he is not going to come in like a bull in a china shop and its his way or the highway. The world is littered with businessmen who think they know the best players for their club. Many have failed!

I have no axe to grind either way. I would have preferred a complete takeover by someone but I know beggars cannot be choosers.

I just want my club back, and am not bothered what we are winning as long as OId trafford gets its’ mojo back!

4.) 15 Nov 2023 20:27:49
Keefy. My take on this is that Glazers recognize that they're absolute crap at selecting the right people to run a football club, and they also understand that without success on the field, the club may become less valuable. Above all they are in it for the money. So, this a good move for them. They pocket £1.3bn while ceding the day to day running to SJR, and his cohorts. If things turn around and they will benefit, and if it doesn't they get to blame SJR.

5.) 15 Nov 2023 20:44:57
Everyone would prefer a full takeover but the glazers weren’t prepared to sell 100% to Qatar and Qatar wouldn’t offer what they wanted. So you’d rather it stays as it was? I don’t get this attitude that people won’t back SJR because he hasn’t got 100%. He’s taken 25%, he appears to be putting some good structure in place and already putting £250M of his own money in, £250M more than the Glazers ever have.

6.) 15 Nov 2023 20:52:41
If rumours are correct and Ratcliffe intends to push ETH to settle the dispute with Sancho, that is concerning. Chipping away at the managers authority is not right.

I also read that there is no new stadium, why should Rat or should I say his company spend £2Bn on a stadium when it doesn’t fully benefit him.

There is a lot of noise but the Glazers remain in control unless you believe some very dodgy maths from some on here. RR was right, but will a minority shareholder at only 25% really be able to go nuclear, I very much doubt it.

7.) 15 Nov 2023 21:12:27
Ed has said many times that the Glazers are not involved in the running of United, why would they have an issue with SJR taking over the running.

If he is successful, their shares will be worth more, he probably knows a lot more about football, has a lot better football connections than them and is probably better placed than them to actually make decisions.

It's a win win for the Galzers in my opinion. I can't imagine they would want anything other than for SJR to be a raging success, they would be very to sit back and watch him make them money.

8.) 15 Nov 2023 23:10:55
Redman you are a proper Ray of sunshine??? where were you when they were always singing 'always look on the bright side of life'?
Where did you read that report? From which reliable source did it come from? You will cheer any attempt to undermine sjr at every opportunity and you will try to pick up on every single possible negative.
Plenty of clickbait out there some positive some negative but you chose the negative to comment on and its no more reliable than the exagerated positive nonsense.
The new structure that will be put in will have a lot of major decisions to make.
Is eth the man for their plan? none of us know that interesting times ahead.
I'm quite sure we won't all agree with their every move but if it subject matter experts in charge with good experience I'll be behind their plan.
The vast majority will be I think.
Having people who are experts in their chosen fields in key roles will be a great thing compared to what we have had.
My question to you redman is do you think its a good thing that a new structure will be put in place with a vision and set up that will support the manager or would you rather it be left as it is?

9.) 16 Nov 2023 03:25:32

I never said at any point I would like it to stay as it is. I am the first on the Glazers out bus! I also never said I will not back SJR. I just said that I, personally, cannot get enthused about it as I do not see it panning out quite as well as many are hoping.

I seriously hope I am as wrong as someone can be but at this stage stand to be corrected. And equally hope I am!

Having said that, if the structure changes and he, to some extent, keeps his nose out of the football with the right people in place then I can see nothing but improvement over what we currently have in place.

10.) 16 Nov 2023 06:32:13
I recommend people do some research on Ineos and SJR. First and foremost anything he has invested in he eventually takes it private so expect at some point in the future the club to gets delisted from NYSE. Its really a useless listing and was done to get some equity out and the shares are of no relevance given the voting structure.

Going forward if you want to fix any business and united are a footballing business, you start with the leadership, which seems to be underway. You will not fix united by buying a couple of good players here and there. I would like to think the entire set up will be reviewed and changed, which will include players as part of the process.

I don't get the negativity and hanging your hat on the fact that he only owns 25% percent of the club, what can he do. The alternative is status quo and see where that has gotten us.

Ex players talking about this deal is a bit farcical and most footballers do not have a high school education and could not even read a balance sheet.

Finally it is in the best interest of the people who own the club for the club to be successful on the pitch and off the pitch no matter how much of it you own. The current set up is not working financially or on the pitch. I am personally really looking forward to SJR and give the man some credit for getting involved.

Where he is at in life and all his achievements, He does not need to do this and its not some evil plan to ruin things further. its his boyhood town, club and maybe a legacy he will leave behind for his family. Some people are calling a vanity project I call it maybe someone who is passionate about the club.

11.) 16 Nov 2023 06:45:13
Agree tumble, having professional people who are in the category of best in class in the big positions can only help our club!
We all wanted full sale but it’s a start to hopefully ridding the club of the leeches ??.

12.) 16 Nov 2023 06:46:11
Tumbleweed/ Ken

“where were you when they were always singing 'always look on the bright side of life'? ” I was on the terraces or in the seats at games, home and away singing it, where were you?

I think it could be an improvement, after all it couldn’t get any worse. It will be better but isn’t as good as it could have been with a full buy out. It was time for the club to make a giant leap but instead the leeches kept their claws in the club, ultimately they have control and Ratcliffe has let them.

Is the debt from the leveraged buy out still round the clubs neck? Looks that way.

13.) 16 Nov 2023 08:59:07
Red Man.

If the deal makes sense for the glazers and SJR then that is all that matters. It’s irrelevant to you or I.

He’s not going to hand over billions without a path to control which will be agreed and in the takeover terms. The level of control he has, will already be agreed.

He’s not come in with Qatari promises, but they couldn’t get the club so what’s to say they would’ve followed through. Maybe if he had you’d back it.

On the stadium he’s said in the past United shouldn’t move from old Trafford and plans are being drawn up to renovate it. Which personally was always my choice.

Change is coming, best in class operators are coming in and life could be breathed into the club.

14.) 16 Nov 2023 09:03:15
This is what you posted a couple of weeks back redman. Do you still hope the club are relegated even though you conceded that we are better off structure wise?
If this is the end of the Qatar interest, and if, remains the question, this is a disaster. I hope the club get relegated, take the glazers and Ratcliffe to the second division. Let their asset be worth half what they were trying to extract. Let Ratcliffe realise that keeping the leeches involved is unpalatable for a United fan. Ratcliffe out.
Seems a little vindictive to me and not in the best interests of the club the vast majority of fans and the local community.

15.) 16 Nov 2023 09:10:19
How has Ratcliffe ''let'' the Glazers have control still?

16.) 16 Nov 2023 10:19:19
It's a ridiculous statement port's. Makes no sense whatsoever.

17.) 16 Nov 2023 11:47:05
Unless I am missing something Ratcliffe only has 25% and the Glazers remain in overall control.

My position has always been that no I don’t want relegation but if it meant ridding us of the Glazer leeches I would take it. Ratcliffe is enabling the Glazers to remain by enriching them by buying the shares. That money doesn’t go to the club.

As to the local community, what have the Glazers done? City’s owners have done a lot.

18.) 16 Nov 2023 12:00:08
The same press that are reporting on what SJR is intending to do are the same outlets that were saying SJ and Qatar were going to win the race a month ago.

They don't know what SJR is thinking or intending to do. Maybe he wants the dispute with Sancho sorted or maybe he doesn't.

Same thing with those reporting on potential transfer targets. The reality is that the people who will likely be making those decisions aren't even at the club yet. So they 100% haven't finalised or even shortlisted targets yet. They might have a few players they think might be good signings. But without getting their feet under the table and being able to assess the squad, speak with he manager, understand what the long term vision is, what the sporting plan is, what player options are available, what funds are available, etc etc. Then they can't have any plans on who they are going to sign.

It's all just media noise designed to make you click the link or buy their paper. It's nonsense and speculation and you'd be a fool to seriously believe any of it.

The club will appoint new people, and they will sign players, those new appointments and players will likely have their names in the press linked with us already. However, there are dozens and dozens of names that will never be apart of our club who are also being linked right now. The media takes the approach of "if you sling enough s**t at the wall then some of it will stick".

The truth is they don't know, they just profit on you being gullible enough to believe they might.

There are things we can logically deduce from this situation.

Firstly, no we probably won't be getting a new stadium. Certainly not anytime soon (the next 10 years) . Some people will be upset/ annoyed, others happy the club will be staying at our historic home. For a club that whose identity is intrinsically linked to our history maybe a shiny new stadium isn't the right move for us. Who knows. While it might be more problematic and long term more costly to renovate Old Trafford there is a chance at least that for our club it might be the right decision.

The issue about the Glazers staying is obviously a contentious issue. Yet there is literally nothing to be done about it. We can cry and stomp our feet all we want. But the only deal that takes any sort of power away from them, which they were willing to accept, is the deal that is being done.

Qatar made public promises but were ultimately unable to back it up. Logic dictates that if they really were going to invest 1.5bn into the club after buying it as well as wiping off the near 900m in debt that the additional 2.4bn they supposedly had to spend could have been used to force through a sale. The fact that it was suggests that those funds might not be there or at least would need to come from questionable sources over maybe a longer period of time.

Ultimately it's just nonsense hearsay. He doesn't exist and it probably never did. So it's pointless comparing our current reality with what was a fantasy.

SJR is a self made man, which makes him very different to the Glazers who are in their position due to Daddy Glazer. None of the Glazer children have proven themselves to be particularly savvy in business in their own right. They are the equivalent of a league one footballer. A paid professional who can do their job, but fairly average.

SJR on the other hand is a multiple title winning elite footballer with a Balon d'Or win under his belt.

The idea that the Glazers would give him the run around seems very farfetched. You don't get to where SJR is from where he's come from without knowing how to deal with people. How to get your own way, either explicitly or implicitly.

The fact Richard Arnold is on his way out before SJR has even officially come through the door proves that SJR is here to change things up. How successful that is remains to be seen. But he is going to be making changes. A new CEO, if rumours are true than it'll be SJR's man Jean-Claude Blanc. A new director of football is rumoured to follow, again Paul Mitchell is the most likely and is again SJR's man. So there are two key positions at the club that will make a big difference in how the club will be run and both look to be men chosen by SJR and people he knows and trusts.

That will likely only be the start of the shake up.

Will there be disagreements between the Glazers and SJR? I hope so. That means that ideas are actually being discussed and challenged. Dictatorships have a tendency to fail, no one should have absolute power. All clubs will have disagreements at boardroom level. Being a good businessman is working through those to come to the best solutions for the business. In this case the club.

Ideally would I prefer to see the back of the Glazers? Absolutely.

But that isn't a realistic thing anytime soon. So it doesn't benefit me in anyway to cry over their continued involvement.

I fully expect to see SJR eventually become the majority shareholder of the club. I highly doubt he'll ever look to own 100% of the club. There is literally no need for him to do so. As a result I wouldn't be surprised to see the Glazers still owning a part of the club in 10 or even 20 years time. Joel and Avram at least anyway, the other four might sell up as they have looked to leave for quite a while now.

However, by which time SJR will own the majority and will ultimately have the final say. There are a few legal issues that block the way to a majority ownership, but I expect those to be overcome at which point I fully expect to see SJR take a larger share of the club.

There is little to be gained over wishing things were different. Over hoping for or even expecting my dream scenario to come true. Let's wake up from the fantasy and live in the real world. Let's base our opinions on something real, something tangible.

For the first time in 18 years there will be a non-Glazer voice having a say in the running of the club. There will be someone who values sporting success, someone who wants to see the club run like a football club and not a trust fund. There is a good chance that this new person will eventually end up with the majority share and overall say.

Will SJR be a success? Who knows, the proof is in the pudding, as they say. But I'm note confident, more hopeful that he'll do a better job than has been done over the past decade or more. He will have an overall positive impact, even if he does make a few mistakes along the way, or that it takes longer than we would like. I suppose living in a world of instant gratification has altered our expectations and lowered our patience.

People said after two games last season EtH was the wrong guy. They then became very quiet as we went on to have a very good season, comfortably getting top four, and winning a cup.

A few games into this season they started up again. Ignoring the success of last season, or the mitigating factors this season.

One or two bad performances/ results and a loud section of the fanbase starts demanding change and for people to be sacked and lose their livelihood. It just highlights the lack of patience in modern society.

I'd expect to see some changes made quickly when SJR comes in, with others happening over time as you can't do everything all at once. I doubt we'll really see the results of these changes for quite sometime, good or bad. Yet people will probably start forming there opinions in the minutes after announcements are made. Likely starting to complain within weeks if their unrealistic expectations aren't met already.

In fact we are already seeing people complain about something that hasn't even happened yet. It seems some people in society don't even have the patience for a decision to even happen before they complain that isn't working or that it's the wrong thing.

Let's sit back and wait and see, there are things to be hopeful maybe even excited for, and there are things that could become a hurdle or potential problem. However, there is nothing to be gained over analysing things that haven't even happened, especially if those things are making us feel bad/ upset/ angry/ frustrated. Doing so is literally just you intentionally destroying your own happiness and peace. That's mental.

Sit back and wait and see. Try and take a positive outlook. Ultimately it won't change what happens, but it'll make you much happier right now regardless of what happens.

Imaging the worst case scenario causing yourself upset and emotional distress is a form of self-harm. It's just mental and emotional harm rather than physical harm. Oddly the physical harm might actually be less damaging, you certainly heal quicker from it.

19.) 16 Nov 2023 12:19:25
Red Man, the Glazers are the ones selling, they dictate who they sell to, they didn't want to sell to Qatar, they were prepared to sell 25% to SJR. What is your solution to resolve the issue you have with this situation?

20.) 16 Nov 2023 13:04:15

The Glazers own the club, they decide the price. Protest is the only option unless a very wealthy billionaire offers them enough. Once they have Ratcliffe’s money this time. they may not be as desperate financially to sell, maybe for years. It likely enabled them to stay for a while yet, financial pressure of no dividends is off. The supporters have made it clear they don’t want them, I would not be surprised if they wouldn’t have sold anything unless they either needed the money or became tired of the protests and feeling against them or a combination.

21.) 16 Nov 2023 13:29:37
Red Man, fans did protest and continue to protest, a very wealthy businessman allegedly did offer them more than the clubs worth, they didn't accept and they are not present enough OR have the emotional capacity to be bothered by the protests.

I like most if not all people on here and 99.9% of fans want the club shot of them but this is the best result currently. I cannot begin to think a conversation between SJR and the Glazers went along the lines of ''alright boys, his £1.6B, can I have 25% of the club? '' ''Yeah no worries Jimbo, what else apart from the 25% do you want for the £1.6B? '' ''Nothing, you carry on as usual and enjoy my money and I'll just put on my portfolio I own 25% of Manchester United, AND THAT'S IT! ''

1 Year ago, everyone would have bitten off SJR offer for 25%. I would go as far to say, he is playing it very well to get in and eventually get majority ownership. I can even see him owning more than 25% before the end of the season if the deal is in place before Christmas.

22.) 16 Nov 2023 14:12:19
I'm confused redman I think it's just to use your own phrase embryonic claptrap.
You say in one post very clearly you hope the club is relegated so sjr and the glazers lose a fortune. But now your say you don't want the club relegated. Which is it?
If you think the club being relegated would not be bad for the local community you are wrong.
If your are unhappy you want the whole club to suffer. What a charming approach. Think you need to move to North Korea to be with more like minded people.

23.) 16 Nov 2023 14:44:25
Red Man, when you write stuff like this "Ratcliffe is enabling the Glazers to remain by enriching them by buying the shares" it leaves me completely baffled as to how you could possibly have any scenario where you are happy.

The Glazers own the club and they own the shares. Where else do you think the money would go regardless of who it was buying those shares/ the club?

It's always going to go into Glazer pockets, whether that's SJR's money or if it was Qatari money.

SJR isn't enabling the Glazers to stay in charge, they have the ownership and they choose who they sell it to and to a large extent the price they sell for.

SJR is the only one doing anything to loosen Glazer control at the club.

From what I gather Joel and Avram want to keep the club the other four would be happy to sell, and may even prefer a sale.

I expect Glazer involvement at the club is likely to continue for many many many years. What will hopefully happen though is that SJR at some point buys the majority stake in the club and is able to ultimately direct the club down the path he sees best.

I highly doubt SJR will ever buy 100% of the club, he just doesn't need to. The Glazers don't even own 100% of the club. Speaking of which I expect Joel and Avram will hang on and on long after their siblings have sold up. They've got this idea in their heads that the club will be worth 10bn+ and will have massively increased revenues if/ when some kind of super league kicks off. They will hold on for a slice of that pie.

They may even own the club long after we are dead and buried. Maybe it'll pass on to their children like how they got it passed down from Daddy Malcolm.

You can't force them out, surely 18 years of protest have proven that. Short of clubbing together to hire an assassin you will not be able to get rid of them. They own our club and they dictate to us when they will decide to sell, for how much and to who. Until then they will continue to gain the benefits of owning a financially profitable football club.

The best we can do is work out how we can live with them until they decide to leave.

As for wishing relegation if it means getting rid of them that is the ultimate show of cutting off you nose to spite your face. It's the ultimate in anti-support of the club and absolutely sickening.

While it might get rid of them, at what cost? It might take a decade in the Championship to recover and get back to the EPL. Or we might never recover from it. Go bust and out of existence. You'd risk burning the house down to get rid of a flea infestation?

Would you really be happy then, no more Manchester United, but at least the Glazers are gone?

All that does is highlight that your hate for the Glazers is greater than your love of the club.

24.) 16 Nov 2023 15:49:09
Good Post shappy

The reality is some of the fans cannot get over the idea of glazers ownership of the club and there is no point talking about anything related to this investment.

A small portion of our fan base has zero patients and want instant success and looking to hang someone every week. Some weeks its the manager and then its this player or that player and now its sjr because they will be disappointed with the immediate results. People will jump on any news whether true or false.

Personally okay with wherever we end up finishing this season as long as we get major changes at the club. A plan that everyone is working towards, whether its players, investment into the academy or training facilities, Old Trafford and improvement of our finances or whatever else might be in the plans going forward.

I will trade off short term success and being back to square one for a longer term plan that brings a sustainable environment tto the club and a lot less noise. Boring is good:)

25.) 16 Nov 2023 18:03:20
The elements of control will all be dealt with in the contracts.

As far as I know this is a longer term takeover and that is coming to bring elements of control for someone coming in.

M&A is a complex area of law and I’d be sure that Jim Ractcliffe isn’t handing over billions to just be a minority investor red man.

26.) 16 Nov 2023 17:26:28

Please correct me if I am wrong, but am sure the esteemed Ed02 said Ratcliffe would not go for the majority stake in the club.

Tumbleweed/ Ken
You are back to trying to control people, aim at people personally again, you can’t be without control can you. Made my thoughts clear, no I don’t want the club relegated, but if that’s what it takes to get the leeches out. That’s always been where I sit. Reading that post, I can bet I was full of red wine and angry, the difference is I don’t aim it at you personally, unlike you. Telling me to move to North Korea to be with like minded people. Dear me.

I refer to my position above. I am not wishing relegation.
Very emotive no more Manchester United. Fact is we survived relegation and would again, I remember the pain and most on here won’t. Go bust? Do you understand insolvency? I doubt it but surely the saviour Ratcliffe would not allow that. There haven’t been 18 years of protests, not real protests, more in recent years where it became obvious to most what they had done and were doing to the club.
Yes I want them out, before dividends start going out. They have been good businessmen but not good for the club, it just looks like they want even more.

27.) 16 Nov 2023 20:13:16
I can’t correct you. I’m sure Ed002 would if they wanted to, however I’ve not seen any suggestion from them to suggest that.



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1.) 02 Nov 2023 18:51:31
So Brian, well done on winning a tenner. You enjoyed the next few years? ?.

2.) 02 Nov 2023 21:08:05
You in a better mood Fizz, was proper worried about you last night?

3.) 02 Nov 2023 21:18:11
I've just watched the Beckham documentary and the way the players talk about Ferguson is truly inspiring.

Gone are the days when football was only about football.

4.) 02 Nov 2023 21:37:18
Talk about history repeating.

5.) 02 Nov 2023 21:45:17
I grew up watching thoae years from that era. Would have been around 10 at the time. Robbo was and to be honest still is my hero.

Will this generation of kids idolise many of this current lot? p.

6.) 02 Nov 2023 22:45:25
Kurtis it's quite amazing the respect and affection they hold for him. 'The boss' from the class of 92 through to rid evra Robson Bruce pally irwin Cantona and Ronaldo yes he fell out with a few too but its amazing.
They were brought up right and the team was everything. Had each others backs for 90 mins every week to be in fergies inner circle you never put yourself above team. You did what was asked of you and more.

7.) 02 Nov 2023 22:56:09
Oakbark I'm 54 robbo is my fav united player of all time Scholes Hughes Beckham stam that's my top 5.
Soft spots for Buchan from 70's Gordon Hill.70s mcgrath 80s and special mentions for Schmeichel whiteside Cantona Rooney and keane who would make my top 10.

8.) 03 Nov 2023 08:51:07
AJH I'm okay. Your concern is appreciated.

9.) 03 Nov 2023 09:00:31
So much noise in the papers about ETH being on thin ice or out. I would personally get the best out of this team and get to the end of the season and clear a lot of them out.

These guys and the leaks reported will never change, they will not like whoever the manager is.

10.) 03 Nov 2023 09:46:28
The longer this week has gone on, and I've been able to distance myself from two shockingly poor performances, the more I hope this club sticks with Erik ten Hag. I'll be the first to admit I've been vocal in being massively underwhelmed by everything I've seen on the pitch since he arrived, but there is just so much going on off the pitch it feels completely wrong to use him as the scapegoat the takes the hit. Alas we always need a scapegoat. He had a vision and I hope he gets a chance to try to realise it with the new team, should that happen soon. If there was no investment on the horizon, I suspect he'd be gone by the end of the month.

11.) 03 Nov 2023 11:07:52
Shame we haven’t got a home game until next Saturday, vital the crowd show who we’re behind and it’s certainly not some of them in that dressing room!

12.) 03 Nov 2023 12:22:27
Who are these players who don’t like the manager? Some do, some don’t? Do you think ETH does not know his players? Of course he does! Would he play any so called “rebels? ” Of course not! They don’t exist!
The problem is injuries and lack of form. Lack of confidence. Do you not think a fit Shaw would help Rashford’s form? A fit Martinez improve the form and confidence of the WHOLE team. Wise up guys.



07 Aug 2023 10:17:19
Jadon Sancho is a bit of a headache for ETH imo this season. For me he’s been our standout player this preseason when he’s started. Quick, good link up play, confident, got a good goal. But when he’s come on as sun he’s looked sloppy in possession and lethargic.

So the headache if I was manager would be is he playing well enough to warrant a starting spot? Because I’m not sure he will be good as an impact sub. But Garnacho is looking sharp and does well as a sub but arguably deserves a start. I thought Antony done well preseason and ETH likes him.

I know there’s a lot of games but Sancho seems a confidence player, going to be interesting to see how ETH manages/ rotates Sancho, Antony, Garnacho, Rashford and Hojlund with potentially Pellistri although I expect him to go out on loan.

For what it’s worth I’d go Garnacho -Rashford - Sancho v Wolves but fully expecting Antony on right and then a flip of the coin for Sancho or Garnacho.


1.) 07 Aug 2023 11:25:14
some reports today of Pellistri signing an extension to his contract then going to Holland on loan -Twente fc - ETHs choice reportedly.

2.) 07 Aug 2023 11:52:20
If he goes to FC Twente and that’s ETH’s choice of club that is promising for him as a future player at United.

3.) 07 Aug 2023 12:11:35
Sancho does not get anywhere near this starting team! And fast is certainly not something i associate him with! Don’t be fooled by pre season!

4.) 07 Aug 2023 12:13:47
I thibk its important that guys get sent out to the right club and given the manager and assistants connecron to Twente its a natural fit.

I hope Pellestri can pick up the Steve McClaren Dutch accent in his time there. That alone would make the loan worthwhile.

5.) 07 Aug 2023 12:26:56
At least you’ve got your agenda set already Chris without clearly watching any preseason games.

6.) 07 Aug 2023 12:56:40
I think Sancho performs better when playing through the middle. He could be a back for Bruno and squad rotation.

However he needs to perform consistently this season. He could if he applied himself, take the rw spot as Anthony hasn't really made the position his own yet.

7.) 07 Aug 2023 14:02:34
The pre season has been a bit meh, not that it makes 1 iota of difference but Sancho being the best player in pre season means nothing unfortunately. I think some of the kids showed more than the senior players in my opinion.

Sanchos problems are he doesn't actually do anything really well. He can't beat a man to save his life, his delivery isn't great, he's not clinical. He's very slow in possession. I think Sancho is where attacks go to die.

Him playing behind the striker is probably his best position which is a terrible indictment of his career as a winger at United.

I think Garnacho overtook him last season and if we're being honest, he has Pellestri and Amad vying to be Anthony's understudy.

I never watched him at Dortmund but I know his goal/ assist record was very good. He hasn't shown anything in his few years here. He needs to be more clinical and take the few chances he gets this season. He's one of our highest earners on a reported £350k a week. A decision needs to be made if he doesn't produce the goods.

8.) 07 Aug 2023 14:44:01
Something I noticed when at the game on Saturday was Sancho warming up on the side lines. He was very lackadaisical, no intensity at all. He warms up like an 11 year old who's never pulled a muscle and doesn't believe they ever will. Disinterested.

Maybe that means he's coming on cold and not ready for the match when he comes on as a sub. As opposed to when you start the game and all the coaches are on the pitch beforehand driving the warm up.

9.) 07 Aug 2023 16:22:30
We are paying Sancho 18.2 million a year. We have to comply with FFP, is it senaible to be paying a player so much to deliver so little.

Selling Sancho isn't just a 40 million (wild guessetinate) deal its a net 100 million difference (i assume he isn't going to see his optional year renewed),

Paying big money and ages is fine, if the player delivers.

I am willing to bet that Ten Hag could get a player for that 100 million were it used on fees and wages for three years who brings a lot more to the table for United and delivers more than Sancho will in that time.

10.) 07 Aug 2023 16:51:45
Overpriced and overpaid, but he's a pretty adaptable player whose best position is still unclear but it's obvious he can play on either wing as well as centrally as a 10. We don't have too many of that type of player and with 60 odd games will need options on the wings. He should be showing a lot more but I think ten Hag likes him and would be surprised if he went unless a club offered something silly out the blue.

11.) 07 Aug 2023 17:28:41
I am not sure whether Sancho will reach the heights that we require and could be yet another high priced failure. If we could get a buyer for him (and it would need to be £50+m for FFP) then I would do it, give more time to Pelestri and Garnacho or see if we could bring someone else in.
EtH however may have other plans and could see things in him similar to Tadic that could mean he plays more centrally especially as we will be bedding in Hojlund.

12.) 07 Aug 2023 17:29:07
I’ve watched pre season port I’ve also watched the last two years! You just carry on accepting mediocre players mate on the basis of “ he was good at Dortmund “! Weak, lethargic and slow!



23 Jul 2023 17:53:20
I know I’m biased but that tackle by Martinez on Saka wasn’t that bad.


1.) 23 Jul 2023 22:17:56
Pre season should be preparing players for the season. A strong tackle is 100% okay for me, going over the ball studs up or stamping down the back of someone's leg and other dark tactics should be left for the season proper.

Look how many people showed up to see the game, they don't want to see a walking football exhibition game. They want to see a historic rivalry from two top epl teams. I thought it was a great spectacle, was a bit confused why they took pens, but I guess it is all good practice.



09 May 2023 11:44:19
BadRedDevil put a good post further down about perspective and I think he is spot on top of what he said, ETH has had to deal with the Greenwood situation, Ronaldo situation, the sale of the club and a ridiculous fixture schedule. Since 13th April, 27 days ago, United have had 8 games. 6 of these away including a trip to Spain on a Thursday night and to Wembley on the Sunday and also Brighton on a Thursday night followed by another trip to London on the Sunday.

Take into account Newcastle in the same period have had 5 games, 3 at home and Liverpool 6 games, 4 at home.

Now people will say they travel 1st class etc but its the disruption between games, the recovery, the sessions in preparation for the upcoming games. It's been clear that United really drop off in the 2nd half and more evidence of needing a better squad. On top of this, you see Brighton's and Newcastles reaction in the changing rooms after they beat United, they both followed up with defeats which says to me that beating United is still a feather in the cap for these teams and work rate and effort will always be more when United come to visit.

Overall, I think ETH has dealt with the season well, including inheriting a team that for 2/ 3 years everyone questioned their attitude and desire. Arsenal a getting rewards for sticking with Arteta and I think United will, in a quicker period if they stick with ETH and resolve the sale of the club, hopefully very soon.


1.) 09 May 2023 12:45:52
I think ten Hag has done an excellent job this season, all things considered. Now it is do or die time. Our fate is in our hands. I believe he will have them ready for Wolves. And a win Saturday will add some pressure on Liverpool, who have to wait until Monday to play Leicester.

2.) 09 May 2023 15:56:40
Just playing devils advocate but will EtH have done an excellent job if they bottle top 4 and lose the Fa Cup final.

Always best to wait until the end of the season and take it from there.

We have been so starved of success and desperate for some positivity that we often can’t differentiate between periods of decent form and actual sustained progress and improvement.

3.) 09 May 2023 16:50:07
DLIB, yes he will have done. A second trophy would be a bonus, while most pundits and fans didn't expect United to get top four at the start of the season anyway.

Last season was our worst ever finish in the EPL. 6th place with a record low points total. Top four was always going to be a challenge this year. Maybe we have been helped with the drop off of Chelsea and Liverpool. That said our fate is still in our hands.

4.) 09 May 2023 17:16:50
I agree that in general Ten Hag has done an excellent job, and this will be the case whether we make top 4 or win the cup final, though if by some miracle we achieve both the question will be moot. He's not perfect, but he's playing a hand shorn of its top cards. I don't think he managed the game v WHU well. Once we went behind a change in system and personnel was indicated and it should have been at half time. Nor do I think Antony will ever justify his price tag. He just seems too slow, too one-footed and too temperamental. It's not Ten Hag's fault that he was left without a top goal scorer, and with a goal keeper, who despite pulling off a number of great saves, doesn't have the ability to become an 11th man on the field, and has very poor distribution skills, or that we spent so much money on bang average players like Sancho and Maguire, and that the club has racked up £1.1bn in debt and had no money to reinforce the squad in January, despite a very obvious need to do so, given the upcoming schedule.

If we fail to make top 4, that comes down primarily to the Glazers.

5.) 09 May 2023 19:06:44
DLIB, I think if we finish 5th, it's been a poor season.

Of course many didn't give us a chance at finishing in those spots, but to find ourselves so far ahead of the chasing pack only to fall at the last hurdle will be a tremendous disappointment in my opinion.

It won't be the end of the world but it would be a setback.

Regardless of where we finish the most important thing this summer is to get the ownership situation sorted. If we fumble this window we could fall even further down the table next season.

6.) 09 May 2023 19:16:15
Shaw - De Gea gets some stick and maybe to really push on and challenge consistently at the top level playing a more possession based system he may eventually need to be replaced but being the Utd No1 and especially one that is expected to play out from the back and act as a sweeper behind a high defensive line is a pressure most keepers haven’t experienced. It’s a very hard job playing in net for a team like Man Utd! The scrutiny is incredible and invariably when a GK makes a mistake it leads to a goal.

For the sake of debate would we have more points this season if we had Ederson in net or Haaland up front?!

We’ve collectively only scored 49 league goals all season I think Haaland’s got 35 on his own!

Unless we get Qatar we won’t be signing a top keeper and a striker this summer or a new CB and CM! We’ll have to prioritise.

7.) 09 May 2023 19:45:28
Mumbles - I agree with you mate.

I’m not an advocate for celebrating finishing 4th well over 20 points behind the leaders our standards must be much higher than that.

I accept we were poor last season but we still have some very good players and with Liverpool and Chelsea having unexpectedly poor seasons I think it would be a catastrophe if we let Liverpool off the hook now.

If we finish in the top four and win the Fa Cup that would represent tangible progress and will probably mean we’ve stopped City winning a treble.

I think you must assess a season as it unfolds. I’ve said on numerous occasions that I didn’t think last summers transfer window was particularly well planned or executed. Only Malacia went on tour and EtH started the season without Casemiro and Anthony. Having said that once those players were brought in I fully expected us to be pushing for top 4 with the likes of Chelsea, Spurs and Arsenal.

I didn’t predict Liverpool to implode so spectacularly, Arsenal to be so consistent or Newcastle to make so much progress. I don’t know what’s happened to Chelsea.

I’m not sure we can say it’s been a good season if we blow top 4. That’s not to say there hasn’t been some progress or I don’t think EtH is a good manager but to blow it at the end would be very disappointing in my opinion.

8.) 09 May 2023 20:46:13
DLIB. Not only was de Gea's error extremely costly over the weekend, but his pass to Maguire in the Sevilla game had the same effect. Yes, you could blame Maguire primarily but de Gea should have been able to assess the situation and not make the pass. He nearly gave another one away against West Ham. We'll never achieve Ten Hag's objectives with de Gea in goal even if he's the best option we've got next year.

As for what difference Haaland and Ederson would make, I would say that if we'd darted the season with Haaland rather than Ronaldo we would not be sweating top 4 now. Of course, we don't have anyone nearly as good as de Bruyne to dirt him up.

9.) 09 May 2023 21:07:38
Shaw - I think we need EtH to enforce his style of play on this team and those that aren’t up to standard must go.

I posted the other day that after some defensive mistakes EtH has allowed De Gea to go a bit longer which I believe only masks the problem and divides opinion.

Of course I fully understand this is easier said then done as the scrutiny at Man Utd means we must try and win every match but if we adapt the style to suit certain players it only perpetuates the status quo.

If I’m being brutally honest I don’t think our style of play has improved that much. I’m not saying there hasn’t been progress but I still think we still look more dangerous as a counter attacking team.

I appreciate these things take time but feel we must be fair and honest in our assessment without getting carried away or proclaiming EtH as the next messiah. (Not that you’ve done that by the way) .

Finish the job, get top 4 and I think it’s a promising start but still much work to be done.

10.) 09 May 2023 22:19:30
Give ten hag resources and time then I have a feeling we can become a force again. He inherited a bad bunch of players and improved us, the bad results have coincided with injuries. Lisandro has been a massive loss. Top 4 and a trophy is better than most expected, and you never know we might beat city in the final.

11.) 10 May 2023 01:32:03
Shappy - 6th was our worst finish? Pretty sure we finished 7th under Moyes.?

12.) 10 May 2023 06:41:03
Mrlee, we did finish 7th under Moyes, with a total of 64 points.

However I said "Last season was our worst ever finish in the EPL. 6th place with a record low points total".

Key point, RECORD low points, where we only managed 58.

In the 2013/ 14 season we won 19 league games and lost 12.

Last season we only won 16 games and lost 12.

So last season we won our fewest ever games (not even winning 50% of our games), and collected our lowest ever points total. So I think it's far to say last season was our worst ever season in the EPL.

13.) 10 May 2023 12:14:03
Shaw that's a routine pass to any decent and competent player. My kid is 8, plays CM and they are encouraged to make those passes all the time to increase scanning and awareness. I can't have De Gea blamed for that pass when a player, playing at that level should've been more than capable of dealing with that.

ETH has had a great season, whatever way we finish. We are well behind in terms of quality, first and foremost, let alone the crap he has had to train out of most if not all of the squad. He has been swimming against the tide since the day he took over. He doesn't even know who he can buy for next season, nor could he get in a decent CF pre of mid season.

I think its a minor miracle we are where we are. 1 cup won, another final, Europe league SF and top 4 on the horizon.

14.) 10 May 2023 13:37:28
It's painful watching Utd play out from the back.
Watching City last night and how any of the defenders and Ederson were interchangeably exchanging passes and being constructive with the ball, forming simple triangles to play themselves out of trouble. OK so City are infinitely better but this is all basic stuff yet watching Utd, moreso when de Get and Maguire are both playing, in those situations is cringeworthy. You can read what any of them are going to do half a minute before they do it. Literally other than when Martinez or Varane are involved my heart is in my mouth when the ball is in our third.

{Ed014's Note - if you re watch your game against Brighton they did exactly the same against yourselves.




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29 Nov 2023 12:30:29
Ed, has Maguires recent run in the team and up turn in his form changed his circumstances with the club or do you think he is still available for sale in the summer? From the outside I guess we will be losing Varane and Evans in the summer and then one of Lindelof or Maguire?


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21 Nov 2023 14:22:19
I don't know much about Jean-Claude Blanc but I read a few reports on him and he seems highly thought of and when he moved to Juventus during the period they were relegated, he focused on rebuilding the team and technical staff so I'd imagine he will, if he comes in, will look to shake a few things up.




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16 Nov 2023 20:42:13
Thanks Mumbles, I couldn’t visit that lots page ?.




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10 Nov 2023 23:34:12
Ed, you may not say but from a pure nosey point of view, why won’t Lisbon be keen to do business with that lot?


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20 Oct 2023 08:53:26
Strong rumours that Nice are going to be putting in a £100 million bid in!





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29 Nov 2023 11:22:39
For me, the handball needs to have prevented an advantage to the attacking team. If a player shoots and the defenders arm is out stretched and it strikes the arm (Garnacho shot and Romero block), the distance and pace of ball is irrelevant as the strike is on goal and could potentially be a goal, corner or rebound opportunity. If the ball striking the arm/ hand has no affect on potential outcome of where it would have ended up, no handball. Last night, for me, that ball towards Mbappe was not going to give him a shooting opportunity, it was going to high.




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29 Nov 2023 10:24:12
We all get defensive about our teams but it really does seem there are individuals in the media who have a real issue with United. I can understand the newspapers because it's headlines that sell papers so you just have to accept the rubbish they print but when you tune in to Talksport or Sky Sports to listen to individuals who have played the game and should be able to give a measured account of situations only to have to listen to, quite frankly comments you expect from a group of mates having banter in the pub, it's quite tiresome. And that is probably being unkind on mates discussing football in the pub. Gabby Agbonlahor, Tim Sherwood, Graeme Souness, Martin Keown, Paul Ince, Danny Mills, Danny Murphy, it makes your mind boggle how they are making a living as pundits. To the extent, I actually think Daniel Sturridge is one of the better pundits at the moment from what I have seen. As for Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher, they could offer so much more but they have turned into the Laurel and Hardy.




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29 Nov 2023 10:11:26
I do not want to see Hojlund anywhere near the right. He is a number 9 and needs to be central and our focal point. Martial would be better out wide then Hojlund but I hope he goes Pellistri.




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17 Nov 2023 13:26:13
Interestingly, Everton have put in their Club Statement:

''The Club will also monitor with great interest the decisions made in any other cases concerning the Premier League's Profit and Sustainability Rules. ''

The Premier League perhaps have put a lot of pressure on themselves now to follow things up.




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17 Nov 2023 13:17:10
It's amazing isn't it. I can only imagine due to the significant amount of charges (and possibly more which were not leaked) that it is going to be a drawn out process especially with City's lawyers dragging it out for as long as they can I imagine. Good that the allegations didn't effect City making, sorry, reporting record revenue this week!