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16 Jun 2020 17:13:35
Some rumours that we may be after Willian - not sure about much there is in it or even if he will consider moving to Manchester having had the chance once before. But if we are serious, it would be an astute signing for the RW position. Hardworking, pace, decent finishing. Especially if the sancho fee is as ridiculous as it currently stands. I very much doubt the fee will increase next year and the gaping hole at RW is the only reason for us to pay that amount. WIllian will help fill that gap and allow us to evaluate our options come end of next season.

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{Ed002's Note - It would have to be a three year contract for Willian.}


1.) 16 Jun 2020 17:19:07
Are we interested in Willian Ed?

{Ed002's Note - I don't see that Manchester United would offer a 31 year old a three year contract.}


2.) 16 Jun 2020 19:48:06
ED002, you did say they are amateurs.


3.) 16 Jun 2020 19:55:16
Shame. Thanks for the info Ed. We could do much worse.


4.) 16 Jun 2020 21:29:45
If we needed a short term solution Jose Callejón would fill the gap nicely.


5.) 17 Jun 2020 08:11:22
It would be a huge side step from recent transfer policy. No way we’d offer him 3 years. A move to China surely beckons. Rather us play Greenwood there / give Chong more minutes.


6.) 17 Jun 2020 13:32:46
Agree on the 3 year contract - two years tops. We need a first team starter in RW till we can get a long term solution in place. Not sure Chong or greenwood are the answer.

{Ed002's Note - It won't happen then as he has that offer from Chelsea where he wants to stay.}


7.) 18 Jun 2020 10:50:10
We’ll never know unless they’re given a chance. If Bayern are keen on Chong, he just have something about him.

Signing Willian to block their progress would be ridiculous.


 

 

02 Jun 2017 09:57:34
Would the AG situation make us see James rodriguez as an option? similar player - not in quality, but possibly ability? If real want degea so bad what do you guys think of a ge gea + £70m for james, kroos and morata? Plus I will not be surprised if we see Zlatan by October, so we may not need a talisman forward so urgently after all.

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{Ed025's Note - is that you ed woodward?...come on ryan mate real are not going to buy that..


1.) 02 Jun 2017 10:11:36
i know ed. bit of a stretch. it may be upwards of £100m if we got all 3. On a side note, does anyone know what is happening with rooney? Surely he can't be considering China, although it may be worth it when we see him try to speak mandarin.

{Ed025's Note - now that would be fun ryan...hes still struggling with english!, i expect wayne to leave united this summer and everton could well be his destination but im spending a lot of time in church praying that hes not mate.. :)


2.) 02 Jun 2017 10:21:41
I don't know ed, he may make a decent replacement for barkley in the squad and can have a good impact on the youngsters - davies being one.

{Ed025's Note - if we want our youngsters hanging around old peoples homes looking for top totty then your right ryan.. :)


3.) 02 Jun 2017 10:58:45
Wouldn't take James or Morata. Neither are good enough.


4.) 02 Jun 2017 11:18:29
Morata is definitely good enough what attacker has scored 20+ goals starting mainly in the bench in Europe still younger enough to improve! Just real madrid overprice every single player he's a 25-30mill player at most!


5.) 02 Jun 2017 11:40:07
Morata is actually quite good at Juventus. It's just that Zidane preferred playing Benzema that you people get a bad impression of Morata.


6.) 02 Jun 2017 16:16:22
Morata for me please.


 

 

 

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22 Mar 2021 11:06:11
I have read a few posters on here call this season / squad a roller coaster. I fundamentally disagree with that. Every team has good performances and bad – Arsenal, Tottenham and even Fulham can say they have had some really good performances this season, but they sit 6th, 9th and 18th. Having good and bad performances is just a part of the game – not a characteristic of a team, so using that as an explanation is pointless. It’s the number of poor performances and gap between the good and bad performances that counts. On both accounts, our current squad does not fare well and I don’t see it changing anytime soon.
Shappy says that our squad isn’t good enough to meet our expectations – damn right it isn’t! Fred would not get into a top half midfield in the league – maybe villa, but doubtful. Same goes for McTominay. Our main striker who earns £200k has scored 7 in 36. Let that sink in. Since the turn of the year, Rashford has a similar ratio - 4 in 20. Every once in a while these players put in a 9/ 10 performance and sucker us into thinking that they could be good enough to mount a serious challenge. The trouble is the players have to play at their max to be good enough for a decent man utd team performance, not something that happens often – we need players who can do that every game.
So I agree that our squad isn’t anywhere good enough to compete at a level expected from Man Utd and the recruitment and board (not to be mistaken with investment) is entirely to blame. Trouble is the same people making the decisions earlier will continue to do so with a different job title.
But my main issue is with Ole. The three areas you want any football manager to be good at are – squad mgmt. and tactics, team performance and improving individual players. All 3 need to be present, consistently to have any chance of winning trophies.
Ole’s squad mgmt. has been poor – yes, he may not have enough players he trusts, but examples like rashford’s injury last year, not playing Donny enough / playing Bruno too much etc. leaves much to be desired.
Also, for the second year running he seemed to be saving the squad for the league by not playing his best 11 in the FA cup. Last year in the tight race for top 4, I can understand, but this year it makes no sense. We are 8 points clear of 5th, with the international break coming up, so why not play your strongest 11? He used to get it right in the big games, but our tactics against the top 6 in the league and the approach to the FA cup, RBL games suggests he is getting it more wrong that right of late.
Yes, our league position is better than last year – but we have had Bruno for a full season and Pogba hasn’t been injured as much– surely this is worth the 10-ish points we are better off. Also, other teams have been very inconsistent, so I refuse to use the “we were third, but now we are second” argument in favour of progress. I doubt in a normal season, we would find ourselves ahead of Chelsea and Liverpool. You could say we have scored more goals – the 6-1 and 9-0 freak results aside, have we really? That too with a fit Bruno and Pogba and Cavani when he is available. One the other hand we have conceded more, even taking the 1-6 thrashing into account.
Ok, the squad Ole has had to work with is possibly the 3rd or 4th best in the league, so finishing there would be par for course. But a Man utd manager should be able to extract more from the players and improve them. This is not happening either and there is no light at the end of the tunnel.
I don’t expect Ole to last till the end of next season. I think Liverpool’s injuries, Jose being Jose and Lampard’s inexperience have given him a lifeline this year. The lack of investment hasn’t helped, but his failings are obvious and don’t seem to be going away. Next year, it may be 5 without a trophy – unimaginable a decade ago.

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1.) 22 Mar 2021 11:14:41
Space the text out mate its very difficult to read all that.


2.) 22 Mar 2021 11:22:08
to be fair to rashford he has played through how many injuries to play a game, he's had injections in multiple games and he never seems to be put in a position long enough to get some kind of form.

mctominay is a good player i think its a bit harsh to label him the on the same level as fred.

but its clear to see when we don't play rashford bruno and shaw we struggle they have been our 3 best players

why ole rested players when we have a break coming is daft.

you can't keep using the " in a normal season" bs were are where we are on merit regardless of other teams we have still had to do our own job to be where we are.

i agree we have been shocking in games but regardless the table doesn't lie, how ever you want to look at it.

ole is not the man to win things but he is doing what the owners want.

TOP 4 is the aim and we all need to get use to it, anything else is a bonus.

and if people think we are going to spend 100s of millions in the summer are in for a shock.


 

 

28 Feb 2021 12:00:17
Still can’t believe we let Johnny evans go. Would have been perfect for our defence alongside Bailly or even lindelof marshalling the back 4.

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1.) 28 Feb 2021 13:04:22
Said it a couple of weeks ago RLF that Evans and Smalling are better options than we have now. Vic and Bob as a long term pairing makes me worried.


 

 

11 Feb 2021 09:00:48
Maybe MOTD fever, but i hope we look at Calvert lewin in the summer if we can't get Haaland. He is a fantastic No9 and i can see similarities to the way Cavani plays. Given the impact Cavani has had on the team i think he will be a great addition. Plus at 23 he is 2-3 years off his peak like the vast majority of our squad.

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1.) 11 Feb 2021 10:07:24
While I'd love us to sign a new striker in the summer I think we should be focusing elsewhere first.

I think we can afford to extend Cavani for another year and give Greenwood some minutes centrally next season then look at a striker in the summer of 2022. Top class strikers are expensive and DCL would easily cost 60-80m even in the current climate.


2.) 11 Feb 2021 10:40:35
Lukaku was a beast at Everton and we signed him . the rest is history as they say.

{Ed047's Note - Everton are a different beast now, new billionaire owner backed by an even richer billionaire with more of a plan that United have.

Why would he move?


3.) 11 Feb 2021 13:21:54
Good point Ed 47. They do seem a good outfit. Man for man, our starting 11 is much better but i do enjoy watching them.

{Ed047's Note - I do, especially last night 😉🤣


4.) 11 Feb 2021 13:38:47
Not hard to have a more of a plan of sweet f all ed 😂.

{Ed047's Note - it’s mad how they’ve not got their act together yet!


5.) 11 Feb 2021 14:21:15
Because Man Utd are the biggest and most prestigious club in England and he may want to be a little part of that? Not to mention the possibility of a bigger contract and more chances of playing in the UCL.

{Ed047's Note - yes but what if he actually wants to win trophies rather than play for a club with a big name in the UK and one that makes up the numbers in the UCL? 🤷‍♂️


6.) 11 Feb 2021 14:41:10
047 fishing and reeling in the catch!

I’d love to see Kane in Manchester United colours. I doubt it would happen as I doubt we could get the business done due to Levy and due to our utter incompetence in all things transfers.

I disagree with Shappy, we need to strengthen the spine of the team from top to bottom. Cavani will be a year older and your centre forward is vital to your success. A front three of Greenwood, Kane and Rashford would be a joy to watch. We desperately need a new centre back with pace and that can stay fit. We’ll also need to replace Pogba, and DVB hasn’t shown he is the man to do so as yet.

I’ll be a happy man when Lindelof, Fred and Martial aren’t considered regulars in this team.

{Ed047's Note - no fresh, was replying re DCL, however unruly did open himself up for a little leg pulling. 😉


7.) 11 Feb 2021 15:22:53
Haha touché.


8.) 11 Feb 2021 15:41:58
Fresh, I'm not saying we don't need a striker, just that in my opinion we need to spend elsewhere first.

Lets say United have 150m to spend this summer (I highly doubt it would be this much as considering the financial issues but let's go with it) . Which option do you think has a greater chance of seeing us win something next season.

Option A, sign a top end striker and a decent winger. Kane and Leon Bailey or DCL and Sancho. For around 150m

or option B, Rice, Kounde and Badieshile (or another CDM and couple of CB's) . For around 150m.

Which option has the biggest impact on our side. For me we will never be able to truly challenge for titles and cups while we have a defence that time and again costs us silly goals.

While I agree Cavani being a year older, and Greenwood is still young with neither being ideal to rely on we do still have a host of other offensive players who could offer a goal scoring threat, Rashford, Martial, James, Mata, Bruno, Donny (if he kicks on), then we have youngsters such as Diallo and Pellistri who will both likely be ready for some game time next season.

However, Maguire will likely still be struggling next season as will Lindelof, they don't convince as a partnership. The support for them are the perpetually injured Bailly and Jones. While looking at the younger players Tuanzebe also struggle to stay fit, while Mengi is very young. Matic will be another year older and he plays in a position where his loss of legs is far more detrimental than up front like Cavani.

So really the gamble is buy a striker and rely on Mengi stepping up, or buy a CB and rely on Greenwood. While both youngsters are very talented Greenwood is more ready and play in a position where his inexperience is less detrimental.

In dream world we need one first choice CB and one talented younger player ready to step up, whiles sending Bailly and Jones out the door. We need a CDM to replace the ageing Matic, a true holding player who can anchor our midfield. We need a top class right winger, a first choice top class ST and possibly a squad player at RB to push AWB, someone who maybe is more offensive to give us more options.

However that would likely cost 60m for a CB and 25m for a younger one, 60m for a CDM, 70m for a RW, 80m for a ST and 20m for a RB. Coming in at around 315m, the club just doesn't have that sort of money to spend in one window, which means either compromising on the number of signings or gambling on the quality and sign cheaper players.


9.) 11 Feb 2021 15:59:34
He has a chance of winning trophies at arsenal though 047. The championship trophy that is 😉.


10.) 11 Feb 2021 19:29:56
Shappy, well reasoned but you’ve thrown an awful lot of numbers in there out of context.

I disagree that it’s a winger and a striker or a defensive midfielder and centre backs. These are arbitrary pairs that you’ve put together.

If Diallo is as promising as we are led to believe, and Greenwood needs regular game time then there’s little need to go for a right winger. We’ve spent £37m last summer for a right winger, adding Bailey or Sancho would be unnecessarily extravagant. Pellistri plays there too I believe. The problem with our right side, in my opinion, is AWBs lack of attacking talent. Greenwood is very dangerous when operating from there.

There’s next to no chance of Rice signing, and I think he’s greatly overrated as he’s English. We would manage just fine with one of McTominay or Fred in that role for another year.

Centre half is the big problem. I wonder if you have seen Badiashelle play? And if so what’s the point in adding another young centre back into the fold when we already have Tuanzebe and Mengi? Lindelof is an adequate third choice as is Bailly on the rare occasion he’s fit. Maguire needs a partner and someone like Kounde would, I’m sure, be in the EUR 50m mark which should leave budget to strengthen up front.

Don’t forget Pogba will almost certainly go which should net 60m or so.

You can’t deny that we only look coherent when Cavani plays. A number 9 in the true sense of the word. But he’s pushing 34 and can’t play every game. Martial has done ok in fits and starts but has had long enough to show he isn’t up to it down the middle. So that means a number 9 is an absolute priority and I would therefore throw everything we have at Kane or Haaland.

You must admit a team of Henderson, AWB, Maguire, Kounde, Shaw, DVB, McTominay, Fernandes, Greenwood, Rashford and Kane sounds pretty tasty.


11.) 11 Feb 2021 20:09:22
Had Dortmund accepted our bid we would have throwed another 50 (? ) millions at Sanchos manager plus 70-80 to Dortmund. I think the team has money and can raise some money from sales too, some of Pereira Dalot Bailly Lingard Donny James maybe go, or even Lindelof if we buy a CB. With some sales i don't think its out of limit to spend 250 millions or maybe more.
I think more of a problem is stubbornness, refusing to make big changes and take more than 2 players for the starting 11 in a single window than money. Otherwise we could have a window similar to Chelsea selling players for let's say 100 millions adding another 150 and buying 4-5 top players.


12.) 11 Feb 2021 21:44:48
I think it's very easy to assume we have a bottomless pit of money but we don't.

The club makes around 3m per home game in march day revenue on average. With no fans in the stadium we have lost that this season. If we play up to 30 home games a season then that is potentially up to 90m blown out of our income this year.

While anyone thinking we would get close to 60m for Pogba with a year left on his contact and many teams around the world also taking big financial hits. Plus any fee we do get for Pogba we will only get all of it.

We have just cancelled Rojo's contact because no one would pay for him.

As a club we have always struggled to get decent fees for our players. With the current situation we will be lucky to raise much more than 30m in sales this year.

We have just seen the lowest January spend in 7 years across Europe. Dortmund need to sell to balance the books. The idea that we can sign 4 or 5 players for 50m each is fantasy.


13.) 11 Feb 2021 22:03:11
We did make a good bid for Sancho and that means money ate there. The stubbornness is the biggest problem not the money. And the fact that always want obvious choices like Sancho Grealish Harry which means that we have to pay a premium so we can't buy many more.
If we change philosophy an go for 40-50 million players we can take 4-5 in once.


14.) 12 Feb 2021 00:55:26
Good post Shappy.

IMO I think we should be replacing Martial with Sancho. It will gives us more options all round providing rotation for Rashford and Bruno whilst giving Diallo time.

I'd break the bank for Kane or Haaland this summer and let Cavani go. I like Cavani but we're getting the left overs of his best. We need to aim higher and use him as a stop gap and upgrade on Ighalo. The option would be to Keep Cavani bet on Mason.

We need a top class centre back. Pau Torres looks perfect for us, fast, good on the ball and will solve the wierdness that Shaw and Maguire create when they're move out of position and ballsing up

Kounde, Kounate look good. Varane would be a dream.

We need a single pivot option, Ndidi, Rice, Zakaria in that order.

Let Pogba, Matic, Lindelof, Jones, Bailly (px for Torres? ), Mata, de Gea, James, all can go for me.

If Grealish can be done we should try but not sure where he fits. Sancho alternative?

If it only was so easy eh?


15.) 12 Feb 2021 10:32:12
Herrera I don't think we ever made an official bid for Sancho, the club wanted to pay no more than around 70m, but when it was clear Dortmund wouldn't entertain anything less than 100m we walked away and spent up to 37m on Diallo and a further 10m on Pellistri.

I think it's a little bit oversimplistic to say that if the club had 70m to stand on Sancho then they have 70m to spend on someone else.

The valuation of players is based on many things, talent, age, nationality, marketability, wages, agents fees etc.

The club might be able to justify spending 70m on a highly marketable young English player who could be at the club for 10 years.

I don't think it's as simple as looking at the savings account and thinking we have X amount to spend.

{Ed002's Note - The price of the player wasn't the issue. I explained this at the time.}


16.) 12 Feb 2021 10:41:41
Cavani has to be kept for atleast another year imo.
Ole said he is a meticulous professional who sets an example for the youngsters. It is important to have such characters in our dressing room.


17.) 12 Feb 2021 14:24:23
Shappy why are you complicate things? The club had the intention to buy Sancho knowing the price and the managers demands. I think we tried to lower the total cost from say 180 millions (Dortmund price+agent fee+sighning on fee etc) to 150 and make some payments later. So the money were there and as 002 said we are cash rich club.
We tried to lower the 120 price tag because of his managers demands. Had his manager asked for 10 millions we would had no problem with the 120 millions Dortmund asked. But his manager demanding so much money means that the total cost was huge so we tried to lower as far as we can.


 

 

05 Feb 2021 10:10:13
Here is a question for you guys - What are your thoughts on Rafael Da Silva as cover for AWB for the next two - three years to help him develop? This is of course assuming we sell Dalot.
I was thinking about the impact Telles's arrival has had on Shaw and would love Rafael back at the club simply because of his attitude. Also, he won't block the route for someone like Laird and wouldn't cost much.

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1.) 05 Feb 2021 12:14:11
I think that is why we might be looking at Trippier who at 30 will offer a solid option for a couple of seasons, but not block players like Laird or Williams, giving them the chance to go on loan for a couple of seasons to develop out on loan, while providing competition for AWB.


 

 

21 Jan 2021 22:05:09
Well done Burnley! That shows how important it was that we didn’t lose last week and also that maybe we should have gone for it and gave them too much respect.

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1.) 21 Jan 2021 22:29:34
go on the scouse match posts. some won't klopp out saying he has lost the dressing room. he does not no what he's doing. the league has gone we won't get top four.


2.) 21 Jan 2021 22:31:55
Or that we did the exact right thing and missed the chances we had to win it?


3.) 22 Jan 2021 06:31:34
The implosion is great because it was Burnley, but we should have been more adventurous than we were last week. We didn’t look to win just not to lose and it was a missed opportunity.


4.) 22 Jan 2021 08:56:13
Unfortunately some posters over react, we have been spoilt the last couple of years and this is probably our first blip since klopps first season. It can happen to anyone its now about how they react hopefully against you on the weekend!


 

 

 

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12 Feb 2021 15:40:59
sim01975 - completely agree. i would have haaland over Kane any day. Especially given the fact that our squad will peak in 2-3 years and kane may be too old by then.

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11 Feb 2021 15:20:31
should not have signed a bumper new contract then.

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22 Jan 2021 14:11:23
Saul please! And maybe a CF. Ed are any sides showing interest in Martial?

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23 Dec 2020 09:41:13
Unless its a Sanchez type deal, i would love Alaba. We need an experienced head in Defence as the current crop have no one to learn from / look to. Plus i didn't realise he was only 28, so has a good 4 years left. Maybe move the captaincy from Mcguire to fernandes as well.

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15 Dec 2020 11:41:33
i can understand Henderson's frustration especially as for this back 4 / 5 he is a better fit given how much more vocal and brave he is.

We are gettignto a point where we have more quality options in the squad than we did over the last 5 years. it is easier to manage good players not playing when there is trust in the manager and the team is doing well. Ole needs to up his management game.

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08 Apr 2021 12:46:28
I would take potter or hassenhutl at united. With the right players, they can be excellent to watch.

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04 Apr 2021 15:45:11
Ed is it fair to say that had the agents fee been in single digits the deal may have happened already? Wither to us or chelsea.

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03 Apr 2021 21:06:38
77- wonder how Sancho feels about that.

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02 Apr 2021 00:01:40
Agree on Bissouma. Not sure on Maupay and holgate though. Watkins and godfries maybe.

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29 Mar 2021 09:16:11
It was a fantastic race Ed. Amazing watch and a superb display of skill. I think with Perez, RB have a real chance at the constructors this year. The wife was surprised I wasn’t shouting angry expletives at the tele for once!

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{Ed001's Note - I think you are right, RB look like the best bet for the constructors if they can keep it together. Bottas will hold Mercedes back.}