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18 Jan 2018 16:21:31
After Wengers quotes I feel the deal is nearly done.

Alexis is a fantastic player. I remember being on the site years ago when he was still at Udinese and we were all hopefull of getting him then. Football porn was the term thrown around.

Money wise. couldn't give a toss. Like any business, if you head hunt someone from a rival you have to be prepared to pay. Sanchez is well within his rights to get the best deal for him and if United are happy to offer it, wheres the problem?

Yes he's 29. But he's fit as a fiddle. Works his balls off and can unlock any defence in the world.

Was I the only fan looking at the Alexis/ city deal a few months ago brimming with jelousy? I doubt it. I hated the feeling that one of the best players in the world was available and we hadnt been mentioned! If that kind of calibre of player is available we should be going for him. I would have been pissed if we never even made an enquiry. We did and now he's on his way.

Fans need to get over the money side of things. We try to educate ourselves but in reality, we have little understanding of how a club is run. Let alone one the size of united.

So sit back, keep checking your phone and wait for Alexis to be holding our number 7 shirt.

Any other teams fans knocking the deal is just jelous and rightly so.


1.) 18 Jan 2018 16:35:44
Spot on :)

2.) 18 Jan 2018 17:02:37
Great post mate. Couldn't have put it better myself. If the club couldn't afford to get Sanchez and pay him, they wouldn't. Simple.

Ask yourselves this, would you rather have Sanchez or not? I know what I pick.

3.) 18 Jan 2018 19:48:44
Totally agree James Mack. Just wish they would get the deal done and dusted. Saw the tweet Lingard put on regarding Sanchez medical . Wonder if he finds it funny losing his place in the team. Pillock.
I'll keep my mobile to hand waiting for the news of Sanchez. Data allowance allowing that is.

4.) 18 Jan 2018 21:24:47
If we can swap Mkhitaryan for Sanchez that is unbelievably good business!

5.) 19 Jan 2018 08:07:36
Top post mate! The money side of things doesn't matter, we will make enough money in Sanchez 7 strips sold to make the transfer fee back. Great to be linked with a top name and to get him especially.

Welcome to the club, Alexis!

6.) 19 Jan 2018 08:54:36
People only care about cash if they have an issue with the player.
Good player Sanchez and could be the cherry on top of what is a very good squad .
Good time to kick on in the second half of the season.

7.) 19 Jan 2018 09:28:36
Rock the red, on current form I don't see Lingard losing his place to Sanchez.

I think we'll see Pogba and Matic in midfield, with Lukaku up top. Then Sanchez, Lingard and one of Martial or Rashford behind Lukaku.

Lingard is probably one of our most in form players right now.

8.) 19 Jan 2018 10:10:42
I posted on the teams page the other day that this could evolve into 2 up top. With lukaku and sanchez up top, a number 10 and then 3 in midfield of pogba, matic and another. Martial and rashfors offer width if we need to change things and both can play top. Or its just a 433.

Sanchez offers a lot tactically. Its a no brainer.



17 Jul 2015 18:19:37
Bbc reporting that unless we get Ramos that De Gea is staying another year.

We might lose ;20 mill but I'm happy that Real can't expect to get their way every time. 20 mill is nothing to a club our size. With the kit deal kicking in and European money, we won't miss it.

Hope we stick to our guns and Ddg has a blinder of a season and he leaves a champion once again. He has not forced the move and there is always that ray of hope he signs an extension to at least get his worth next summer.


1.) 17 Jul 2015 19:10:18
It would be nice if they had the same stance with psg for di Maria either keep him or tell them to pay what we paid for him their desperate for him and we don't want to sell I think we should keep him now we have the players to bring out the best in him we shld not take a loss of 15 million

2.) 17 Jul 2015 19:18:23
This is going to go on till the last day of the transfer window. Utd have a contingency in place if it does, I think it's paying oblak's release clause!! Could one of the eds confirm if they know of a release clause in lloris's contract too, I've been told that it also includes one.

3.) 17 Jul 2015 19:43:55
if he doesn't sign a new contract i would sell him and buy a new keeper as soon as

4.) 17 Jul 2015 20:01:55
DDG should just either stay or leave. Make him rot in the bench. Had enough of it already.

5.) 17 Jul 2015 20:25:50
Why should he 'rot' on the bench? He's not asked to leave. He's not refusing to play or publicly slating the club. He's a young Spanish lad that wants to go back home. He's given years of loyal service, has been happy with 60k a week and pretty much single handedly assured us champions league football this season.

What an absurd comment.

6.) 17 Jul 2015 20:28:19
I totally agree de gea is a fantastic gk and I really hope he stays but the last thing we need is for him to leave near theend of the transfer window and we can't get anyone else in

7.) 17 Jul 2015 20:56:57
I love the stance of not selling him, DDG has never said he is unhappy here just that he would like to go to madrid, the fans won't turn on him, he will continue to play well and if he leaves on a free we don't lose anything, we never had the money and his value will have been written off. If he plays like he did the last 2 years and we have a much better side in front of him he could win us the league, I would take a 20 million loss to win the league any day of the week.

8.) 17 Jul 2015 21:01:45
Make him rot on the bench? Great fan!

9.) 17 Jul 2015 21:09:56
I'm sure I'm probably wrong but I saw somewhere we'd only have to sell di Maria for 48 million to break even.

10.) 17 Jul 2015 21:22:41
Does anyone really think we'll be teaching RM a lesson by not selling DDG now! They are happy to wait and will get him for nothing next year. In the meantime his commitment to us may weaken and other players will know he wants out. We should stop posturing and sell him to RM now.

11.) 17 Jul 2015 21:41:28
Guys don't be so naive. If you really thought he hasn't said anything publicly is out of respect, you are kidding yourselves. Due to the complexity of the dealings he realized United was not going to budge, so if he were to stay due to contract agreement he didn't want to make a bad name for himself for the remaining year. I respect him for making us reach 4th. Hands down he played the most part in it. But, he shouldn't hide his inner want and think us for fools to now know it. He should have made his intention clear than have us fans sweat all summer and plead to him. He is not saying anything because that's bad for the deal. He stills expect to leave if possible this summer. That's the real thing here. Don't fool yourselves.

12.) 17 Jul 2015 22:56:17
Think the bloke has handled the whole thing well as the club have.

If he stays for a year and performs how he has been that's fine by me and it will also be nice to have Madrid dance to our tune they are the biggest bully in the playground( with us being perhaps 2nd 😜)

13.) 18 Jul 2015 00:09:40
I'm with Dean 100% dg has handled it all right on the line and very professional and so have the club. No name calling or any 'sterling' behavior just an air of professionalism and class with no fingers being pointed. The club have stood staunch and shown that they won't be bullied and you've got to wonder whether van gaal has brought that to the table, he's definitely a not messing about character who's obviously respected in international football circles. I think he could lead us right into another period of domination.personally I'm proper made up how things are going at the min and I think that's how by far the majority of the club feel.I can't wait to see what happens over the next few weeks

14.) 18 Jul 2015 00:51:50
De Gea is contracted to United for a further 12 months. I think some folk are forgetting he's no obligation to sign a new deal just so we can get a decent fee for him.

I believe he will honour the last year of his contract as he's honoured the rest: professionally.

I read De Gea's family wanted him to return home to Madrid well over a year ago and they are annoyed that Jorge Mendes hasn't been able to extract him earlier, especially as De Gea has turned down several improved wage offers.

De Gea will return home to Madrid at some point. That should either be now for the £25m+ that would be appropriate or next year for nothing. Either way I do think Woodward has played his hand well with Real. One could argue we should be putting young talents on longer than 4/5 year contracts if we expect them to be first teamers. If we had done with DDG the dynamic would be different, I.e, Real would be looking at £40m+ to sign him irrespective of the fact he / his family may still want him to return home.

15.) 18 Jul 2015 08:57:20
RedatHeart - it's ages since I've posted here but I feel I have to respond to you.

DDG wants to go back to Madrid for personal reasons and because he wants to play for Real. He's Spanish. Of course he wants to play for Real if he gets the chance. Why should that upset us? What's your view on Schneiderlin and his lack of loyalty to Southampton? What about Sterling? Hey, he was honest in the way he behaved, right?

It doesn't matter what DDG wants or thinks. He is behaving professionally and treating his existing contract with respect, so we should all respect him for that in return.

16.) 18 Jul 2015 19:18:25
Its 100% certain that DDG will leave this summer.
There is no chance the glazers would throw away 20 million (its what he's worth with a year left on his contract) - they are business men - not fans - never forget that

17.) 18 Jul 2015 23:14:06

It's not 100% certain at all, don't talk rubbish. Would you stake your house on it?




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09 Dec 2020 08:49:02
Here we go again.

There is no point bamging the same drum. We know what the problems are with the team. Ole is out of his depth, Pogba needs to go and our 80 mill defender and captain is more of a hindrance than a solution.

But we've been here before under 3 managers. We've won 2 Champions League knockout games in 9 years I think. Olympicaos and PSG. In 9 years. This is about the running of the club.

We have hedge fund workers running the club. They have no clue on the football side of things. The structure of the club from the owners down is a circus. How We have the most inexperienced coaching team running the first team is beyond a joke. If your company hired a bloke to do a job and you can see He hasn't got a clue and everyone was fully aware of his previous work, who is to blame for the lack of productivity? The guy who was hired for a job and has no experience or the people who hired him?

I don't see any change happening with these owners. They won't sack Woodward, Judge etc. They are making the money for them. No. They will do the same as they have done for over a decade. We had SAF genius to get us through and players like Rooney and Giggs who demanded standards from fellow players. We have neither now.

I don't see what will change at all. The next manager will come in and will no doubt do better with the players we have. But when it comes down to that manager signing his own players and targets, the amateurs upstairs will mess up deals, drag their heels, miss their managers top target and then spend silly money in a "marquee" signing to try and keep the fans quiet and piss off the manager. Moyes wanted Fabregas, LVG wanted Mane. Jose had his targets and Ole had his in the summer. Not saying it they would all work but who upstairs on the board thinks they better than football men? I don't get it.

It's the same record over and over. And I'm sick of the club's tune now. The clearest way to send a message is to boycott games but is will never happen because there is always a demand for tickets. I'm at a loss at what the direction or plan for the club is.


1.) 09 Dec 2020 09:30:25
It would not surprise me in the least if Rooney replaced Ole. Such is the mess the club is in.

2.) 09 Dec 2020 10:11:22
Well James, boycotting hasn't done any good, has it? The fans have boycotted all the games for the past 6 months or so. We have only empty seats at OT :D :P.

3.) 09 Dec 2020 10:14:56
scoobydog, or even Carrick who is already part of the coaching staff. Thank god Woodward has not done any coaching badges otherwise imagine him as the manager.



10 Sep 2020 18:37:24
Evening all.

Ed (s), I've seen reports that Dortmund might be looking at Zaha to replace Sancho. With the 25% sell on United have on Zaha, could you see United waiving the 25% if he goes to Dortmund? Gives Palace a chance to quote Dortmund a cheaper price than other clubs, Dortmund pay less than other clubs and it might help with the Sancho deal?

Or is that wishful thinking?


{Ed002's Note - I would not hold your breath.}

1.) 10 Sep 2020 20:01:01
Cheers ed.

2.) 10 Sep 2020 20:03:36
Are Dortmund seriously lookin= at Zaha though?

Also ed2, do we have a selling clause with Depay as well?


{Ed002's Note - BD has a lengthy list of potential replacements. MU have the opportunity to match offers for MP should they wish to try an have him return.}



26 Jun 2020 09:11:08
When they lift the trophy, it's going to be like seeing your ex bird with a new bloke.

If this doesn't serve as motivation to the club, nothing will. Ole gets the rivalry and we know his feelings on Liverpool. Sir Alex will be seething to anyone who will listen. Sir Bobby will be asking questions. Of course the official line is ' Well done. Well deserved etc'. This has to serve as motivation to the club as a whole, not just the team. Things need to improve. They must evolve. We can't fall any further behind our two biggest rivals.

When City wins, we have the excuse of pointing at their billions. Liverpool have won by restructuring throughout. From new training facilities, updating Anfield, superb recruitment and a modern style of football that uses a system that gets the best of each player. There is no square pegs in round holes in that team.

It hurts. It should hurt. The fans, the players and all the staff from the coaches to the stewards. I fear the only ones who won't understand how much it hurts are the owners and Ed. Still, we live in hope and look forward. Our season is still alive and I would be delighted with top 4 and a trophy. That would still make our season a success and it will enable us to evolve a bit more.



1.) 26 Jun 2020 09:56:31
Leave the page please, any talk of that nonsense should be prohibited.

2.) 26 Jun 2020 10:20:45
why would anything change when the club makes millions for the owners.

no one gives a crap about on field honors at the club as long as the bank balance is still good.

3.) 26 Jun 2020 10:24:08
Good post jamesmack. The message and feeling should be congratulations to the best team this season by a country mile, but we are going to come for you.

The challenge has been laid to the club; can they step up and do what’s needed, which doesn’t just mean splash the cash on new players (although it helped Liverpool when done properly) .

I’m afraid to say next season the scousers are even clearer favourites for the league. I don’t see any of the scousers big stars leaving, re C.V. or whatever. City the closest but have holes all over the place that will be hard to fill. United and Chelsea are work in progress.

Lastly I’m personally delighted that a new generation of Liverpool pundits has been sealed for us to enjoy on every screen.

4.) 26 Jun 2020 13:14:57

The bookies have city as favourites mate.

5.) 26 Jun 2020 16:38:37
Oh, the bookies, they must be right.

Like rave, I personally believe Liverpool are favourites given how they have dismantled everyone in the league this year.

{Ed047's Note - I’m not having raves comment that City have holes all over the place, really?

If they have holes all over the place what does that say for you and the rest of us?

6.) 26 Jun 2020 23:37:27
Good post Jimmy.

7.) 26 Jun 2020 23:37:27
Good post Jimmy.

8.) 26 Jun 2020 23:53:56
It’s my opinion making scousers clear favourites; I don’t make my mind up by the bookies odds.

Ed for me it simply means United have more holes than city. City have some key players knocking on a bit/ injury prone/ leaving. Thinking Fernandinho, aguero, Silva. Weaknesses at left back, centre half, I honestly don’t think Jesus is all that (not a patch on replacing Aguero) . They have for me the best player in England in KDB, plus other top attacking talent, but no solidity. Very beatable.

{Ed047's Note - Rave don’t really know what to say to that fella but good luck finishing above them next season.

9.) 27 Jun 2020 09:15:21
Ed I don’t know what to say to that apart from they are a better team and will finish above us, but they won’t beat Liverpool to the title. Just my view.

{Ed047's Note - yes mate, no problem with your view but my view was you’re dismissing City as if they’ve little hope.

Incredible team with a fantastic manager and owners who want to win.



19 Jun 2020 22:23:07
I don't think Shaw can play in a back 4. His sense of positioning for a left back is terrible. His best games have been at left centre back and if he's not playing as a wing back or centre back, Williams needs to start.


1.) 19 Jun 2020 22:33:14
Thought he played well. Still going at the end as well. Looks fit.

2.) 19 Jun 2020 22:40:56
I thought he done ok, enjoyed the game tonight first real game in 3 month not to bad.

3.) 19 Jun 2020 23:07:51
I agree, his positioning as a LB is poor. As a CB he played better before C.V. 19. Maguire got easily turned which is due to his lack of mobility and DDG should have saved that shot.

It maybe the first game back but that goal should have been easily stopped.

Second we work up and played better. Perhaps unfortunate not to grab a win. Overall a good point.

4.) 19 Jun 2020 23:14:15
I thought shaw did well tonight. Couple of good last man cover challenges.
Poor game in terms of quality which is to be expected.
Draw away to spurs is not a bad result.
Results are all that matter.
Pogba made a difference.
Most of them looked rusty and a distinct lack of sharpness very sloppy in possession.
The lack of atmosphere affects the tempo of the game imo. The players will have to adapt to that.
Spurs were no better than us no individual shine on either side.
Has to be said. DDG had another mare. He has no excuse he will know it and has to bounce back he is fighting now to save his united career. He had a young keeper snapping at his heels so he has to get back to his top form.

5.) 19 Jun 2020 23:23:26
Spurs very negative a very jose performance.



02 Jan 2020 00:20:37
Tonight was a wake up call. I hate people losing their jobs, but Ole is a dead man walking. Even if he makes it until the summer, he has to be replaced with someone with experience - Allegri ideally. He is learning English but worryingly, the only job I see potentially being available is City if Pep does a runner.

More importantly, the club needs a structure in place to succeed. The last 7 years have been poor from the top down. Bad appointments, bad signings and a plan that has changed so many times that we must be on plan g now.

Lets not kid ourselves either, some of the players are not good enough at all. On the live chat I got people pointing to 2nd in the league and the Europa and League cup wins. Jose stated 2nd was his best acheivement in football with that squad and we all scoffed. A man who has won trophies everywhere and he said that was his biggest acheivement.

Also, the league cup and Europa are not top competitions really. I hate the fact we won the Europa as we should have never been in such a poor competition.
Yes Ole should do better, but let's not expect miracles with what he has too.

Shaw was woefull, Matic has declined, Lingard has regressed, Martial is not a 9, Mata is done, Bailey injured and Paul Pogba being a problem at the club that needs removing asap.

While the performances are not good enough on a consistent basis, I lay the blame squarely on the board. Imagine if we backed Jose after the 2nd place finish. Let him get rid of Pogba and bring in who he wanted. Not to be told 'Na mate, your one of the greatest managers ever, but we got this amazing scouting network here that hasn't failed and instead of that cm and cb you wanted, you got Fred. Oh and he's about 50 mill off the budget. No wonder he got pissed off.

So now we are in a window and we all know that Ole is not going to get players he wants as he won't be here next season, so that's pointless. Brace yourself for some more 'club signings' and fingers crossed for a manager who can wave a magic wand over a squad assembled by 5 different managers in 7 years. These next 8 months are going to be a hell of a ride for us fans. But hey, at least we are still making a shed load of money.


1.) 02 Jan 2020 08:36:43
Good post james.

2.) 02 Jan 2020 09:20:51
shocking performance last night but you could see it coming with shaw, matic and lingard starting. williams deserved to stay in the side and so did peirrera even though i'm not his biggest fan he offers more than lingard. our midfield was totally overun last night we take one step forward then backwards again. after that show they should all compensate the fans even if its only ticket money, my lad got home at 3.00am this morning.

3.) 02 Jan 2020 09:24:16
Surely just act and get Pochettino in to get the players used to his methods and new coaches. The season is done.

4.) 02 Jan 2020 09:42:40
Great post james.

5.) 02 Jan 2020 09:42:40
Ole seems to know other teams better than his own the way he was talking about the arsenal players you would think he would have known how to play against them a little, I know we have been a laughing stock for years now but it's starting to look like there is no way back and if it does it's going to take another Ferguson.

I'll always follow United but this will be my last year of a season ticket i'm turning into a arm chair fan, i'm not wasting my hard earned money funding them players anymore no desire no nothing, had enough.

6.) 02 Jan 2020 09:44:40

It really really isn't, we are 5 points off top 4 and still in every cup competition, the season is far from done, people are ridiculous at times, we lost another game, suck it up and crack on. Hope the players don't think the same way.

7.) 02 Jan 2020 09:52:38
Since the europa got changed to give the winners a route to the champions league its actually become an important competition.

That is the only way we are making it into the competition next season.

But put matic and fred and lingard in any teams midfield you are going to struggle.

8.) 02 Jan 2020 09:55:32

It’s fans with your mindset who accept this mediocrity we have stooped too who are half the problem. The club has been run into the ground. Mark my words were 5 years if we make the right appointment after olly from competing for the league, pitiful. Top 4 and the league cup means nothing to me.

9.) 02 Jan 2020 10:07:45
Top post James.

10.) 02 Jan 2020 10:19:08
Shaw is bang average at best. Goes forward, recieves ball and passes it back to defence or midfiled. He doesn't take on players and thus all the opposition has to do is close him down. He cannot take on defenders and cross. I cannot remember a left back with such a weak shot . It's best to leave Matic and Lingard alone. They aren't worth the time. Europa League next season would be an achievement.

11.) 02 Jan 2020 10:35:52
GDS, we are not in every competition though are we? We cannot win the league and with performances like that last night we can go out of the rest of the competitions easily.

Also top 4 is not a competition. We should not be aiming for the top 4 trophy.

12.) 02 Jan 2020 10:42:55
The structure of the club itself is a mess.
Sacking a manager won't fix this.

The players seem to trust the manager and there is a harmony in the squad.
I believe the consistency will improve by bringing in a no 10 and a midfielder.

13.) 02 Jan 2020 10:47:13
GDS, exactly the reason why we get a proper coach in now. We could actually get top 4, maybe even win a cup.

I highly doubt we do either with Ole.

14.) 02 Jan 2020 11:07:15
its not the loss that is pissing people off, its the way we lose.

there is a trend, every single game we lose away from home we lose far to easy, and we don't score, the players are bottlers they don't have the fight or the will to give a crap.

15.) 02 Jan 2020 12:44:32
GDS - you actually think OGS can get this lot into Top 4? You’re having a laugh. This is not a reaction to one poor performance. The season is littered with them at least every other week. We are a mid table side and our style of play and results show that. We have Pogba doing what he wants when he wants because the manager and club are too soft, and we have the same tactics every week. No direction, rare quality, and no tactical awareness or desire. Sorry mate - The season is done. I love OGS as much as the next man, but crikey he’s out of his depth.

{Ed047's Note - no I’m certain he will be dead serious🤦‍♂️




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15 Jan 2020 11:25:29
That money is not one lump sum. They maybe got a 30 mill payment and the rest will come throughout Lukakus contract. So while we agreed an 70odd mill deal, we don't have that to spend. The books need to be balanced and spending money before you have received money is not how it works I'm afraid.




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09 Jan 2020 13:07:05
He's signed pre contract for Inter. Possibly going this month if adeal reached. Borthwick-Jackson has been recalled from loan so he might be off very soon.




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20 Jul 2019 13:33:49
Bailey pissed Jose off as he wouldn't play when injured. Never heard a thing about him rubbing people the wrong way Wazza.




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02 Nov 2018 15:05:33
Don't worry Shaps, I got your back.




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01 Aug 2018 16:26:32
Id bang his head if I had the chance. Prat.





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24 Dec 2020 00:34:45
I've been a good boy this year.

I make no such promise next year.




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03 Dec 2020 10:37:18
We play two cdms because our cb's need protecting. Well, Maguire does.




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29 Nov 2020 12:36:14
Clear and obvious is nothing to do with offside. It's on or off. Very close though.

I thought the pen was correct. Wellbeck won the 50/ 50 with a slight touch and got kicked. Anywhere else on the pitch that's a foul. Very soft though.


{Ed025's Note - and it cost liverpool 2 points which is good james.. :)



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22 Sep 2020 19:04:54
Mixed loyalties. United's my club but Luton is my home town. Don't underestimate them. They love a giant killing in the cup and can score goals.




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10 Sep 2020 20:01:01
Cheers ed.