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09 May 2019 18:00:34
Hello Ed002. I am not intend to ask or shoot on a random name. but with your detail insights it suggest that most or Jose targets are still target. so the player I would like to ask about is Justin Kluivert. Are United still tracking him? What's players status? He was very highly regarded as Ajax player but not settled at Roma. if you have time, please some information?

{Ed002's Note - Actually it is a very good question that I have been sat on for a few weeks. Justin Kluivert (LW/RW) would be a OGS pick and after a poor season in Rome offers will certainly be listened to. He has been another Monchi disaster that has not worked out (and he is not the only one) and I have to say he could be used as a bargaining chip to perhaps eae the extraction of a player from Manchester United. OGS is seen as very much a soft touch and he could potentially be a player those that deal with transfers could use to keep him happy. I hope this helps.}

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09 May 2019 18:59:49
Are you able to say who the utd player is ed? Thanks.

{Ed002's Note - It surrounds Pogba.}

09 May 2019 19:00:46
Amazing share. I never knew my question would bring cat out of hat.
So far his name is not mentioned anywhere and I guess if he was target than, he might be under monitor. and who knows while in EL, he can come in and settle.

09 May 2019 19:03:07
If you don't mind my asking, in implying a player to extract do you mean a player roma is interested in or somebody who Ole is desperate to keep but the hierarchy want out?

{Ed002's Note - No, it is nothing to do with Roma wanting a player.}

09 May 2019 19:04:17
Roma interested in Manchester player? Anyone other than Darmian?

{Ed002's Note - No.}

09 May 2019 19:17:14
Thanks ed much appreciated.

09 May 2019 19:17:41
Is he represented by Raiola? I thought Ed will say Darmian. but Pogba?

{Ed002's Note - Sure.}

09 May 2019 19:22:13
OMG. he is also Mini Raiola player. I think by asking this I have hit a jackpot Ed002. You are a star. no a galaxy.

09 May 2019 19:30:53
Both Kluivert and Pogba share an agent, so moving Kluivert to United might "grease the wheels" so to speak with Pogba leaving.

I liked the look of Kluivert when at Ajax. I think he might be a similar case as Depay in moving too soon.

09 May 2019 20:09:38
Who sees OGS as a soft touch and is there any truth in it, if so was that why he was appointed?

{Ed002's Note - Everyone.}

09 May 2019 20:27:45
So how long do you think he will last?

{Ed002's Note - No idea.}

09 May 2019 21:21:07
A left or right side player I ask?

{Ed002's Note - ?}

09 May 2019 21:24:12
I’ve never really seen him player so was wondering what Kluivert’s best position is.

09 May 2019 22:09:09
He hangs to the left.

10 May 2019 10:19:26
People can take ole at face value as the nice young baby faced player he was

But he was under a manager who took no nonsense. I would be very surprised if ole hasn't learnt how to be harsh when needed.

Plus I've heard from within someone of the club he has ripped into the players a fair few times since he's been manager.

Anyone watched klivert to give a view on how he is as a player?

When pogba hopefully gets sold I hope we use some of the money to try and sign neves and saul. would be 2 good signings imo.

10 May 2019 18:40:23
Thanks Ed002 for all your insights and information a always - we are very lucky to have you.

Glad to hear there seems to be a will to move on Pogba. In my opinion, he is a negative influence at the club as it seeks to rebuild. I really hope they find a way of moving Sanchez on too.

Interesting to hear about OGS being viewed as a soft touch. I guess this attitude could have positives (ie handling sensitive players) but also negatives, such as more business-savvy people taking advantage. You would hope, however, that others at the club would intervene and not let this happen.

Thus, my question Ed002, if I may please, is that is it just people in the football business (ie non players) who see OGS as a pushover, or is it the players as well? And, to take it a step further, is this possibly a reason why he was appointed, as he wouldn’t argue with the board or contest decisions in the media like JM? Essentially a “yes” man with no real bite? (Please forgive the crass assumptions and my ignorance of how the game works! )

Hope this isn’t the case as we need a strong personality with a forward thinking vision (shared by his team) if we are to unravel the mess we are in and plot the foundations for a new era.

10 May 2019 22:51:11
Ed002. the red devil reply was completely out of character, was it your P. A? Ha .

11 May 2019 08:37:56
If you don't mind me asking Ed, how would Raiola's ban affect this, if it affects anything?

{Ed002's Note - I am not sure what you are referring to - I don't know what "this" is. His ban has no impact on Pogba moving to Juventus if that is what you are referring to.}

11 May 2019 11:47:21
Thanks Ed, I was referring to the Pogba/ Kluivert element mentioned above, with both players being Raiola clients. How exactly would the ban work if you don't mind me asking? Reports across various news outlets claim it would prevent transfers of his players, but it would be harsh for the players to be penalised for whatever he is being penalised for.

{Ed002's Note - Mino's ban is for three months. Pogba can still move to wherever, and Kluivert will be able to move during the transfer window.}

11 May 2019 13:14:05
Sepp, one doesn't 'hang', one 'dresses'

09 May 2019 17:55:31
This Director of Football rumour mill is just another example of the absolute shambles we have going on internally at the club.
We were linked with some experienced, proven DoF such as the fella's from Roma and Juve, Van Der Saar, Luis Campos who done exciting things at Monaco, even an internal appointment like Marcel Bout but now I have read Rio's name and Fletcher's name. The mind boggles.

Personally I am still happy with Solskjaer, it is so easy to say we should have gone for Poch now they are in the final however, recent form in the Premier League seems to be forgotten. I like the way Ole has been conducting himself, I like the what he has been saying. People seem to forget that this is still not his team, he was brought in to steady the ship and he overachieved in this and suddenly people get carried away and think we are fixed. We are not, there are to many ego's in the team and to many incompetent individuals internally driving the club.

If we get the wrong appointment of a DoF then no manager, Pep, Poch, even the great SAF will have problems to turn this ship around. The otherside of it is if we get the right person for DoF, will they be given the autonomy for the rebuilding of the football club. My fear is not but either way we need a strong minded, proven DoF, otherwise it doesn't matter who is the gaffer, we will just fall further and further behind the 5 teams above us and more worryingly 3 or 4 clubs below us.

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09 May 2019 18:15:40
Here here.

09 May 2019 18:20:23
Unfortunately Ports we have been liked with many highly qualified people as potential DoF, Luis Campos, Fabio Paratici, Monchi, Andrea Berta, Ralf Rangnick, Michael Zorc and Edwin van der Sar. As well as potential options who have never performed the role but could maybe step up such as Paul Mitchell or our own Marcel Bout.

Now we are being linked with Rio Ferdinand, Darren Fletcher, Paul Scholes and Patrice Evra. All good players for us, but none have held a similar role.

For me this indicates that this DoF or Technical director role won't change much if anything about how the club is being run. We have approached the best and none want it. What does that tell you? Now we are looking at ex-players with no experience. This to me suggests that what we are looking for isn't someone to come in and change things and shake things up, but someone to come in and act as a buffer between the people currently running things and the fans. Someone else to blame when it all goes wrong. Someone to do the boring day to day jobs maybe that the current people running things maybe see as beneath them or a hassle. While the big key important decisions will still be made by the same people who have been ballsing them up for the last 6 years.

{Ed025's Note - i think your right there shappy..

09 May 2019 20:39:06
Good post Shappy and that's why the club ain't going anywhere.

10 May 2019 02:12:41
Guys I understand the thoughts but I don’t recall it being said that Fletcher would be the DoF. I think they were just talking ‘a role’ within the club. Given the recent diluting of United values and ethos I think having ex players around the club (who experienced the winning culture) is a good move. I like that management seems to have recognised this and is prepared to bring some back in. It has to be the right role though. A DoF should be knowledgeable about the job.

10 May 2019 10:28:34
Spot on by the way ports.

10 May 2019 16:22:38
Is it possible that the person that the club want as DOF is currently under contract elsewhere so they are keeping quiet on any rumours until the summer.
There appears to be so many different links for the past 6 months from creditable options through to completely left field.
I might and and probably am wrong but I would like it if the club are trying to stop these leaks out of the club and the work has gone on for the right person to come in.

11 May 2019 13:27:29
If we're going to have an ex-player as Dof, Roy Keane gets my vote.

09 May 2019 12:45:55
Arnau puigmal training with the first team for the last game, not expecting to see much of him but hopefully we can give starts to gomes, chong, greenwood and garner. Deserve it over some of the first team regulars.

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09 May 2019 13:09:10
He was very highly regarded when he came hopefully see some game time for him.

09 May 2019 14:15:24
He was very Higly rated but don't know much progress he has made. He is still very young.

08 May 2019 18:53:44
How reliable is Duncan Castles? He is reporting that we have agreed PDybala release clause price.
Ed2 is there any truth in this?

{Ed002's Note - I really don’t know.}

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08 May 2019 20:15:18
Not to be pedantic but it wasnt duncan castles who reported that story, it was his colleague ian mcgarry.

I was listening to it on their podcast called the “jose mourinho can do no wrong” podcast.

08 May 2019 21:37:25
Pretty sure he doesn’t have a release clause. Duncan castles was only really reliable when mourinho was there. Even then he wasn’t always right.

08 May 2019 22:23:42
Dybala would be the cherry on top of the cake for some teams, we just need a base, filling and icing first. It would be a typical Woodward signing, probably followed by Bale and Kroos.

09 May 2019 00:33:43
Dybala could be a sign of the type of way we will play next season. Fluid forwards capable of interchanging. If martial could pull the finger out him, Rashford and dybala would be a very tasty front 3. However all speculation at this point.

09 May 2019 08:13:00
Caolan_2 that all sounds lovely but why would Dybala coming in change the attitude of Martial and the decision making of Rashford.
This is the type of signing we should be looking at next summer if we can get the basics right next season. It would be like dumping Mesut Ozil in our failing team and thinking he’ll sort the mess out. He’s a luxury player who doesn’t really nail down a position with either Juve or Argentina.
Of course, I’d love to have these words rammed down my throat in 12 months time but there’s a lot more to be done than an £85 million no.10.

09 May 2019 10:46:31
Not saying that at all mate, and I do agree with you. The lines I’m thinking on is that it may be an indicator on how we want to play. He will be a good signing if he is the final piece. On martial I don’t know how his attitude is going to be changed, I think it could be something that comes from within him.

09 May 2019 11:31:43
Don't know if the Eds will know

If Pogba is looking to move on and if Juventus are still interested, and Pogba is happy to go to Juve and Dybala happy to go to United

Could their be a gentleman agreement in which both clubs sell the players to each other?

{Ed002's Note - No, that would not happen.}

09 May 2019 11:55:47
Thanks Ed002. Thought it was worth a ask. Have a nice day.

10 May 2019 02:14:20
Not what we need.

07 May 2019 13:07:35
Hi eds/ anyone,

I see we've been linked by Adrian Kajumba from the Mail, to Daniel James. Says we're front runners, is there any truth in that?

I'd love it if we were, he's absolutely rapid and a good and would represent a better transfer policy from us.

{Ed002's Note - I am aware of sustained interest from Leeds

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07 May 2019 13:07:35
Hi eds/ anyone,

I see we've been linked by Adrian Kajumba from the Mail, to Daniel James. Says we're front runners, is there any truth in that?

I'd love it if we were, he's absolutely rapid and a good and would represent a better transfer policy from us.

{Ed002's Note - I am only aware of sustained interest from Leeds.}

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07 May 2019 14:25:09
Thanks Ed. He's in the last year of his contract, so I imagine they could be trying to gather more interest.

06 May 2019 20:53:35
Who would be interested in Sane and just how good do you guys think he is?

I don't think he is too happy at City and he could well be on the move soon.

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06 May 2019 21:01:48
I think he’s a cracking player Singh, however I think we need a right winger as we have lots who can play on the left. If martial was too go and sane was available I would gladly bring him in.

06 May 2019 21:48:05
Brilliant player. Never going to happen.

06 May 2019 21:50:46
Id sell Martial and Sanchez to go for him.

07 May 2019 07:11:01
He’d be our best player, he’s got everything needed to Reach the very top.

07 May 2019 11:13:18
Given how pep was barking at him to run not walk, he would be treated the same as martial is.

He would also fail with the same issues that all our attackers suffer from, we are unable to get them the ball because we play out from the back like a poor mans wimbledon from the 90s.

07 May 2019 16:59:42
Never happen, we are fishing in the wrong pond now. If he came to us over bayern real barce, i would shout mercenary.

13 May 2019 07:08:24
He's a bit of a bel end anyway, got enough of them.

06 May 2019 13:30:05
Ed,

What is the likelihood of Martial leaving this summer? I'd like to see the back of him if I'm honest, although his new contract must have a massive wage which will make impossible to get rid of.

{Ed002's Note - I have no way of measuring likelihood but it might be difficult to find a buyer as the club are likely to ask a significant fee. He has been offered to one side who rejected the idea without even asking about a fee.}

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06 May 2019 13:57:51
Given rashford and lukakus struggles up front on their own this season, i think we will see martial tried up front next season.

Obviously has to improve on his work rate but plenty there for Solskjaer to work with.

Plenty at the club that should be out of the door before him such as the chuckle brothers or the professional dog breeder.

06 May 2019 16:12:26
Dunno why they keep offering dross 4 or 5 year deals, and over price the contract so they can't move elsewhere.

06 May 2019 16:14:31
Based on what DSG. What's the reluctance to sell Martial based on?

06 May 2019 16:46:27
Mort, he is the best finisher at the club and has the best goal per 90 min ratio out of all our forwards.

With a team that seems to find goalscoring extremely difficult i don't think we should be getting rid of a goalscorer.

06 May 2019 16:48:36
Also lukaku and the dog walker should be out before martial. Especially the dog walker he has done absolutely nothing at this club.

06 May 2019 17:09:48
I have a feeling we get rid of Pogba and Sanchez might come good. The issue with sanchez was that we had two big egos in one team but atleast Sanchez works hard but just hasn't work3d well for him where as Pogba is just a lazy man and wants things on a plate for him.

06 May 2019 18:02:54
He puts in zero effort though and is still sulking about a shirt number. No good being able to finish if you can't be arsed to get in position.

06 May 2019 18:10:03
sanchez has been tried in numerous positions, last january martial and rashford were moved out of that left wing position to accommodate him when they were playing well there.

He sods off to chile evey chance he gets when he is “injured”. Also He is the highest paid player at the club, seems like he's the one who has had everything on a plate for him.

But just because he runs around like a headless chicken without the ball he gets a free pass.

Getting rid of him would solve a lot of our issues.

06 May 2019 19:35:37
Name one thing that lukaku is poor at. Apart from his touch, workrate, heading, movement and finishing, name one thing, DSG.

{Ed025's Note - love it sepp..

06 May 2019 20:24:56
Who's giving Sanchez a free pass? He'd be first out the door for me. If I was running the club I'd pay up his contract and bounce him out.

07 May 2019 11:14:33
While it’s hard to know the real story, as all we get are media reports, various sources seem to suggest that Pogba is the root of a lot of attitude problems in the dressing room, due to his dominant personality, use of self-promotion and less than committed attitude:

Rashford

Lingard

Martial

Perhaps these players might improve if Pogba (the “virus”, according to Jose) goes.

07 May 2019 16:46:24
Wallace, I can see how those all might be connected.

I am also starting to see rashford attitude change too.

07 May 2019 20:34:10
Sanchez is an absolute loaner. Doesn’t buy into the culture of any club. Extremely selfish. No interest in anyone or thing but himself. That was the words of Arsenal legend Bob Wilson my mates Godfather. John is also quite an in the know sports journalist.

10 May 2019 21:43:16
Out Pogba, buy Declan Rice.

02 May 2019 10:34:20
Media linking us very stongly to Joao Felix and Bruno.
Hopefully we can beat the ompetition and close the deal.
More than the footballing ability, I am impressed with the hunger of these portugese duo.

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02 May 2019 11:23:41
Not trying to be obtuse but how have you managed to work out their level of hunger?

What about them in particular strikes you as singnalling they are hungry?

02 May 2019 11:33:49
The hunger to win the ball back after loosing it. I highlighted it because it is in stark contrast to the likes of Martial.
For rebuilding, We need to be targeting players who give everything on the pitch as Jose says "Mad Dogs".

02 May 2019 12:02:23
Thats a fair point, but that could be very much dependent on the system and style they are playing.

Plenty of the signings we have made have fitted the ‘mad dog’ profile but then they get the hunger neutered out of them.

02 May 2019 12:05:02
Have you seen the competition we have for their signatures?

PSG, Juventus, Bayern Munich, Man City, Barcelona, Real Madrid.

Ask yourself if you had no attachment to United would you seriously sign for Manchester United over any of these clubs especially when taking into account Manchester United's current state?

Unfortunately, especially without UCL football these are the kind of players we are a year or two away from being able to sign.

02 May 2019 12:26:04
It depends how we sell ourselves. Come to United for a genuine challenge or go and be bored in France, Italy or Germany in one horse leagues. Sit on a bench in Spain or start regularly here.

Probably won't work and if its Woodward giving the speech we'll end up paying them to go elsewhere.

02 May 2019 12:35:16
Manchester United is still a huge appeal to many top players.

Without UCL: We signed Ibrahimovic, Bailly, Matic, Mkhitariyan, Pogba.

02 May 2019 12:44:01
Well said Mort but it would be tough to sign them. It just depends on the individual, if they want to be a first team staeter here then United will be a club for them or if they want to win titles immediately then they will choose the clubs above but i think because they are young they might choose the project and the money.

02 May 2019 12:48:39
Matic signed the year after we won Europa, so had CL.

Zlatan - Mid 30s, got a massive wage.

Bailly - Hardly a top player when he signed.

Pogba - No other club could afford him, massive wages, has been trying to get a move to Spain since he arrived, couldn’t give a toss in 50% of games.

Mkhitariyan: Massive wages, was on the decline when he arrived, didn’t have many other options.

The fact of the matter is that the type of ‘top’ players who are willing to join a club like us that are miles of winning the biggest trophies, are generally in decline, looking for the biggest wage, or both. This approach to transfers is what has left us with the laziest squad in the league.

02 May 2019 12:55:18
By paying obscene wages. If we are serious these lads would play regularly where ever they go. They will be very well paid where ever they go. They will challenge for titles and cups at all those other clubs, and most of those places offer a nicer place to live, which is more suited to the "European" culture and way of life.

We can't offer them UCL football, we can't offer them a nicer place to live, we can't offer them a genuine chance of winning the league.

The only thing we could offer them is more money and potentially more minutes on the pitch.

When up against these sides when competing for players we will more often lose, unless the player is a mercenary and just in it for the cash.

02 May 2019 13:29:50
Even under LVG without UCL,
We signed Worldcup stars like Daley Blind, Rojo. Others like Herrera, Luke Shaw (Best emerging player at that time), Radamel Falcao, Di maria.

I still believe United are a huge pull for emerging as well as top players.

02 May 2019 14:14:54
A lot of talk that Bruno Fernandes is off to city.

02 May 2019 14:20:47
Blind has never been a world class player.

Rojo has a criminal record that put off many sides, also not world class.

Herrera good player, but was at Bilbao who are a nightmare to sign players from. We were the only ones willing to go through the buyout procedure.

Shaw is English. English players seldom move abroad. We beat Chelsea to his signature, but only after Chelsea pulled out of a deal because it was too expensive.

Di Maria was being forced out of Real Madrid, PSG couldn't afford him that summer due to FFP rules. So he went to the only side who would pay him the wages and match Real Madrid's asking price. He then forced a nice to PSG the following summer.

Falcao needed a change of scenery after overcoming a serious injury. He was on the decline and we were the only ones prepared to pay his wages.

See a pattern here. We sign players on contacts no one else would offer. Often for players who are either on the decline, recovering from serious injury or else at a club or in a situation that makes signing them difficult.

Since Sir Alex left there hasn't been one truly successful signing as of yet. Dalot and Lindelof could change that.

The thing with them is they were signed as future signings. Maybe that highlights that we shouldn't be going for the ready made players, but young hungry players.

02 May 2019 14:29:27
Blind - hardly top class. A decent player, but nothing more.

Rojo - average player.

Herrera - coming from a smaller club, higher wages, etc.

Shaw - Chelsea wouldn’t meet his wage demands, we did.

Falcao - returning from injury, well below full fitness, massive wages, Monaco were desperate to get him off their wage bill. Ed was happy to help.

Di Maria - priced out of a move to his preferred destination, came here, couldn’t care less about how he played, forced a move to his preferred destination a year later for a reduced price.


You’re just confirming the reasons why our transfer strategy has been a massive failure since Fergie retired.

02 May 2019 15:02:25
Kids these days would sign for any team for Money iMho. Everything is driven by agents and would sign for any team.

02 May 2019 15:32:12
becks you select your job without thinking about money?

02 May 2019 18:20:28
When becks was a lad, you took the job you were given, and were glad to have it.

But honestly, players have every right to seek the highest wage they can. Football is a massive industry now, with huge profits, and these profits are dependent on people coming to watch the players. Let’s face it, if players agreed to wage caps, it wouldn’t lead to any savings for the fans.

02 May 2019 19:05:15
With the money sloshing around in football, I've never had any issue with mostly working class lads making as much money as possible. Nobody gurns about the money film stars make.

02 May 2019 19:41:02
It seems like Lukaku might be going and with Ole preferring counter attacks, we could do worse than signing Vardy. If ever there was a striker that you could leave up on his own and have the ability to run defenders legs off, its him. Plus he has trouble standing up in and near the area so we'd get a few pens too.

02 May 2019 20:18:53
Vardy is 32, and relies almost entirely on pace. He would a stupid signing.

02 May 2019 20:30:31
We’ve lost our way in transfers. Fergie and team knew where to shop. Young English talent, Scandinavia and Holland in the main. Similar climates and countries, English speakers, easier to settle in.

Players from nicer tropical climates and cities, Iberian peninsular etc just don’t work in Manchester (Ronaldo as an exception) .

Let’s hope OGS and team remember this.

03 May 2019 08:27:44
This 'woe is me' attitude about our 'current state' is hilarious, players will sign for us, hopefully ones that will improve the team and fit the type Solskjaer is after.

03 May 2019 13:27:09
My point is, we can sign anyone. :P.

03 May 2019 21:50:01
Thanks GDS, I was reaching for the razor blades. People need to get a grip.

03 May 2019 23:53:37
Joao Felix is #1 on my wish list.

04 May 2019 10:56:27
GDS, ole is after nobody pal. He merely is just a face on the dugout.

04 May 2019 11:48:23
I agree with eric, blonde hair and blue eyes, that should be our recruitment policy.

{Ed001's Note - will Wayne Hennessey and the Valencia support be brought in to teach the players how to salute as well? =o/

04 May 2019 12:06:25
Wayne Hennessey would be club captain, much better than that tropical keeper we have at the moment.

{Ed001's Note - and he makes much better excuses for his mistakes too.}

04 May 2019 16:08:14
Wishful thinking maybe, but the current lack of quality of competition for their place in the squad, standard of the Europe league and growing with us to be good again, might be a selling point. Well, I can dream.

05 May 2019 22:14:19
What an absolute joke of a football club we have become . Not one player is interested in putting their body on the line for this club. Jones . Sanchez . Pogba . Smalling . Lukaku. martial. just contract whores in my eyes . And why oh why give ole the job before we know our end of season league position and champion league Hopes.
We won't win nothing for the next ten years . That's how shocking we have become. teams no longer fear us anymore . other teams pray they draw us in cup competitions. because they know they will get a result. we should be 6 points clear of spurs by now.
Tossers all of them. embarrassing tossers.

01 May 2019 12:39:45
HI Ed002, if you have a sec.

Do we still hold interest in Nikola Moro.

I know there was talk before he suffered Cruciate injury.

Thanks.

{Ed002's Note - No, there is no interested in Nikola Moro.}

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01 May 2019 23:33:39
Cheers Ed. Have a nice day.

02 May 2019 08:27:11
Hi ED.

Is anyone.................

{Ed002's Note - WRONG PAGE.}

 


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