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16 Jan 2018 12:51:26
BBC reporting that neither us or arsenal will agree to the sanchez transfer unless miki goes the other way.

No idea how much truth is in this, especially given how Ed02's previously stated that transfers involving money and an additional player are generally unlikely.

Imo if that's what's needes to get sanchez in I'd be more than happy, but it doesn't fill me with confidence for this transfer to happen.


1.) 16 Jan 2018 13:11:00
I can’t see it. I think miki will turn them down and it will go tits up.

2.) 16 Jan 2018 13:27:12
That's what in thinking. But then again, he must know now that he's not really wanted, so a move is going to be needed to reignite his career.

3.) 16 Jan 2018 13:28:18
Looks like it's other agents trying to scupper the Sanchez deal. If he comes brilliant . But let's not spend all January chasing a lost cause.

4.) 16 Jan 2018 17:15:59
It's being reported now it would be a straight player swap.

5.) 16 Jan 2018 17:51:52
Mhiki’s agent now stepping into the deal.

Enough said.

6.) 18 Jan 2018 13:22:23
Wenger saying deal is likely.



11 Jan 2018 12:53:59
Apparently we have put in a bid for Sanchez.

Made my day hearing that.





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07 Oct 2020 09:23:20
Cavani is 33.

Jamie Vardy - 33, very nearly 34, scored 23 goals last season and 5 already this season.

Aguero - 32 - scored 16 last season

Aubameyang - 31 - scored 22 last season

Ibrahimovic - scored 17 for us when he was mid 30s.

Cavani can still do it! I believe!


1.) 07 Oct 2020 09:48:34
It's a bit of a gamble, but he could be really good for us. He's a proper striker, great finishing and movement, gets in the right positions etc. He was never exactly a speed demon, and he's certainly not got faster at 33, but he's not as slow as some people might be thinking.

2.) 07 Oct 2020 10:00:55
I've heard he has excellent work rate as well.
The problem is not the cavani deal but CBs and RW.

3.) 07 Oct 2020 10:36:45
The difference is Cavani hasn’t been playing much over the last two seasons, whereas the examples you give are of players that have been playing consistently.

Cavani said he considered retiring during the summer, he has to regain form, fitness and confidence at that age.

4.) 07 Oct 2020 10:46:23
100% he can still do it. We have signed older strikers such as Sheringham, Larsson and Ibrahimovic with great success.

If Cavani can stay fit then he will be an excellent player for us, he offers something different to our other options, while he also has a wealth of experience at the highest level. You don't forget how to score.

The real question is can he stay fit. His record over the last two seasons hasn't been great. Yet there is enough to suggest that maybe he wasn't injured as often as suggested as things between him and Neymar weren't ideal.

He could be the ideal to bridge the gap for Greenwood. Personally with the number of strikers we have and a lack of wide players I think we should be looking to play a front two, probably Rashford and Cavani starting with Greenwood and Martial rotating in. We could still see a front three with Rashford and Greenwood wide and have either Cavani or Martial central.

5.) 07 Oct 2020 10:53:52
I think Cavani’s biggest negative at the moment is that his name isn’t Jadon Sancho. Apart from that once he starts banging the goals in and fans see his work rate that has never been questioned they will really like him. If it doesn’t work and he doesn’t score then we stick with the current front 3 who aren’t doing too badly.

I saw a lot of people on here said they wanted a backup striker added as we are weak up top and we got one who won’t impede the progress of the youngsters.

6.) 07 Oct 2020 11:01:59
Danny, he thought about retirement due to him and his partner having C.V. However, he has decided not to. Scholes actually retired and came out of retirement and did pretty well. Cavani has always be a perfect professional, and keeps himself in good shape. He has never relied on pace, just hard work and good movement. He might take a few weeks to get fit enough to last 90 minutes without a drop off, but then that is what a squad is for.

7.) 07 Oct 2020 11:11:42
If he hasn't played much football for the last two years then you could say he has had a decent rest.

I think he is going to be a real hit and I'm excited by his signing.

8.) 07 Oct 2020 11:11:44

I wanted a striker, said so a number of times, not so much a back up one as I remain unconvinced with Martial, who has been on a bare patch, again, recently. Not a problem with Cavani, would have preferred the lad from Madrid Jovic, but Cavani will be ok short term, gives us options. My observation is that it hardly seemed planned. Cavani was available for weeks and months yet, we go and sign him last day. He has got some pulses racing, so maybe that deflected from the paucity of our window.

I also said we should have walked away from Sancho weeks ago and focussed elsewhere, instead all eggs in one basket. The kids they bought are interesting, short videos make them look good. The Uruguayan lad has a nice centre of balance but until you see them at the level, it is hard to tell. Maybe there will be a Critstiano in there, you never know.

9.) 07 Oct 2020 11:21:07
Red man,

I agree with all of that, there is no question about the fact the board and decision makers are useless and they do things without a plan but to just relentlessly make that point on every single post whatever we are talking about gets us nowhere so I tend to try and talk about the point in hand rather than bringing everything back to that.

There is no reason why cavani can’t push martial out of the team or rotate by the way, I doubt he has signed wanting to be a sub and that is what we want really.

10.) 07 Oct 2020 11:23:33
The fact of the matter is we could have signed him in Jan if we wanted him. He was free at the start of the summer, but we didn’t even look at him until the last week of the window. He’s the definition of a panic signing.

He might do well, but he isn’t a player to take the club forward.

11.) 07 Oct 2020 11:29:12
Totally agree Red Man.

12.) 07 Oct 2020 11:42:29
Question really is, will Cavani be a Zlatan or a Falcao type of signing.

13.) 07 Oct 2020 12:35:16
mbd, Zlatan came to United scoring 38 league goals for PSG.
Whereas Cavani is coming after scoring 4 league goals.

But if Cavani remains fit and on form, he will easily oust Martial as the main striker.

14.) 07 Oct 2020 13:20:09
TRD, I think Martial might surprise people. I don't see Martial just accepting the loss of his place, and I think he'll fight rather than sulking. Competition could push Martial on to the next level, and by the time Cavani leaves, Greenwood could be ready to push him for the spot.

15.) 07 Oct 2020 13:46:52
He sulked when he lost his spot on jersey to zlatan.
But he is not a child anymore i'd exoect a professional response this time around.

16.) 07 Oct 2020 14:25:02
Maybe but he hasn’t played since March and over the course of the last 3 seasons his scoring record in the french league has come down.

During this time he has scored a goal every X minutes:

16/ 17 - 85minutes
17/ 18 - 92 minutes
19/ 20 - 151 minutes

Will he score, Yes. The question really is, how many will he score and how many of these will be in big games.

We will just have to wait and see.



06 Oct 2020 12:11:10
Now my hangover has worn off and I've looked at our signings with a clear head, I'm not overjoyed, but I'm still excited at the faintest possibility that Cavani can bang in 25 goals this season and terrorise some Premier league defences.

Will it happen, probably not, but it might, and it's those thoughts that keep the game exciting.

Fingers crossed that El Matador still has it in him.


{Ed025's Note - el matador is not the problem redD, its the bull you have at the back mate..

1.) 06 Oct 2020 12:31:38
They score 3,we'll score 4.

Wait, no, they score 6, we need how many? This is getting ridiculous!

2.) 06 Oct 2020 14:04:09
If they about 6 redD we only need a try and conversion to go into the lead😂. it will be fine.

3.) 06 Oct 2020 14:26:59
They score 6 we pull a Villa.

4.) 06 Oct 2020 16:18:22

Dont you mean the donkeys at the back?

{Ed025's Note - thats a terrible insult to donkeys MH..



05 Oct 2020 22:19:42
OK, I'm going to say it even if no one else will, but it's only the feeling of negativity surrounding the club that stops anyone else feeling it.

I'm excited by Cavani!

I k ow he's old, off the back of a lousy season, but he's still a legend of a footballer, a top professional, great attitude, competitive, and had scored bags of goals.

If he can be half the player he has been, he could be amazing.

OK, back to the negativity now.


{Ed018's Note - I’m not convinced that Cavani is gonna succeed in England at this stage of his career}

1.) 05 Oct 2020 22:25:39
I don't get the uproar over Cavani, he is still class, will score goals imo, works hard and the experience vital, is a stop gap thing obvs but cavani least of our worries.

{Ed018's Note - he’ll bag a few but I just think back to the likes of Falcao and Higuain and it’s just tough to come to England when your prime is behind you. But you are right, Cavani is the least of your worries}

2.) 05 Oct 2020 22:34:58
I'm with you Red. It has been a mess of a window but if I get into all the negativity then I'll end up disliking the club that has brought me joy for 40 years. I'm excited about Cavani and Telles. It's a pity we can't get to the ground to see one of the worlds best strikers play for us, albeit at 33. I think he'll do well.

3.) 05 Oct 2020 22:43:48
I'm also positive about the impact Cavani can have. Let's hope he's more zlatan than falcao.

4.) 05 Oct 2020 23:04:28
Ed018 I've no intention of letting your dose of reality ruin it for me. This could be the last jouous moment of the season.

Football is partly about dreaming, and Cavani is the kind of striker I'd have bought if I was playing football manager as a kid. So I'm going to ignore you and all those other well thought out posts, drink my glass of uncharacteristically expensive beaujolais, and imagine Cavani lighting up the stage and scoring a hat trick against the scousers.

{Ed018's Note - by all means, pretend I didn’t even say anything at all. As long as he isn’t getting that hat trick against Chelsea}

5.) 05 Oct 2020 23:42:00
then we wake up and oles playing him centre back.



05 Oct 2020 10:10:22
Cavani and Telles ain't going to cut it. If we don't see a center back come in, and I see a disappointing lack of rumours regarding one, I think this season is practically I write off already.

Why are Jessie and Dan James still here? Why is smalling still here?

This is shaping up to be another disastrous window and after yesterday's performance, and the two league games before it which were hardly stellar, the board should really considering drastic change because this isn't sustainable.

Could feasibly be kissing champs league goodbye for next season already and we're only 3 games in to this season.

Or maybe I'm overreacting after a bad start and Ole will get these guys performing and deliver 4th?


{Ed025's Note - i feel that smalling is a better option than harry to be honest D, hes the one that should be shown the door first mate..

1.) 05 Oct 2020 10:32:47
We're not selling Harry though. He's staying no matter who comes in, mostly because we wouldn't accept the dismal price we'd likely receive.

I don't see a way back for smalling either. Granted he's probably better than Harry, but we've been pretty clear to him that he isn't wanted so I don't see how we're going to resolve that now. He's probably quite rightly pi**ed off and wants out and you really can't blame him.

The only way I can see him staging a comeback is under a new managerwho cam step in and make him feel wanted, which doesn't seem to be on the cards for the time being.

Right now our only decent option is to let go of those who aren't wanted and have been alienated, and replace them with quality players who can improve the squad, but we're running out of time for that.

2.) 05 Oct 2020 10:49:13
Its a long old season with many twists and turns. We have to accept that now for us a successful season is getting 4th, or that is how the board see it rather than the fans. don't expect us to challenge for the league again this decade.



04 Oct 2020 21:19:30
So we signed a solid AM which means we have cover for Bruno.

Signed a LB which everyone thinks we need.

Signed a back up striker who I think is a reasonably good bet for the money.

Just need a Cb and a new manager and we're in good shape, all things considered.

Thank god manager changes aren't restricted to a transfer window.





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07 Oct 2020 20:45:22
I really don't understand the profiteering thing.

I assume it means that the club can't extend the contract by the additional year just so they can sell the player and make a profit.

But if we did extend it and an offer came it, I assume we could still accept it.

Ed02, can you explain the concept in a bit more detail or perhaps point to another source worth reading?


{Ed002's Note - The concept is that you cannot extend to make money but if the player is sold the profit, or a negotiated profit, would go to him.}



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03 Oct 2020 20:22:04
Ed02 I have literally no idea what you're talking about.


{Ed002's Note - That is good - you won’t find out from me.}



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03 Oct 2020 19:58:53
Can any of the eds comment on hia professionalism, attitude etc? Is he a good guy to have around?


{Ed002's Note - I have no interest in any tittle tattle about the incident with the koala bear.}



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25 Aug 2020 21:41:49
Can anyone really see Messi living in Manchester? I guess I could see London I suppose, but surely Paris would be a more attractive location, although not sue ethey can afford him.


{Ed018's Note - to play for City yea. I could see him there}



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27 Jul 2020 17:57:18
Thinking we should not purchase him as we're better off spreading those funds out to get more players is a terrible approach imo. That's how you end up with a squad full of players who aren't good enough. Look what one top tier signing did for us this season? If we bought 2 good but not great midfielders instead of Bruno do you think we would have achieved what we have?





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28 Oct 2020 19:28:47
I quite like this team. Looking forward to see how donny and pogba link up. Its pretty balanced with matic and Fred to do erupt things and plenty of pace and creativity going forward.




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25 Oct 2020 01:09:01
I think it's pretty clear that the coaching staff have reached their limit and any further learning is going straight over their heads.




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24 Oct 2020 19:30:45
A selection and performance fitting for our manager.




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24 Oct 2020 19:29:10
I genuinely stopped paying for bt sport and rarely even pay for a match on now TV because I'm so bored watching us play. We've lost everything that we once were and what made me the black sheep in my household as a man utd supporter.




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24 Oct 2020 16:34:10
Cavani on the bench. Hope he gets some minutes, want to see him play.