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05 Jul 2018 12:25:00
Papers reporting a £53m deal for Alex Sandro has been agreed. Any ideas if this is accurate? I'm hoping so, huge upgrade on our current options and can play as a wing back should we go that way next year.

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1.) 05 Jul 2018 13:17:12
I hope so. It seems with Juve in for Ronaldo they will need to offload some players. Perhaps Sandro and Higuain? Rumours that Dybala does not get on with allegri. Would love to sign him. But this is all paper talk and until Ed002 confirms this then I won’t beliieve it.

{Ed001's Note - Dybala was offered to Madrid I believe.}


2.) 05 Jul 2018 13:22:33
Yeh due in at Carrington tomorrow at half 5 for medical.


3.) 05 Jul 2018 13:45:00
Thanks for confirming that Ed001. Do you seen Dybala going there?

{Ed001's Note - yes, I do see him going there, I think it works for everyone.}


4.) 05 Jul 2018 14:38:49
I agree ed would be a good move for all parties. Think he can be a top top player. Cheers ed.

{Ed001's Note - welcome.}


5.) 05 Jul 2018 16:40:54
I don't watch Serie A but having see Juventus in the Champions league a bit, Dybala has never warrented the hype he gets. I don't see it.


6.) 05 Jul 2018 18:17:46
Neither have I. Obvious talent, but not consistent enough for the money he’d cost.


7.) 07 Jul 2018 15:17:22
Juventus mean buisness this coming season 😆😆.


8.) 09 Jul 2018 23:35:04
BFRO, True. Too bad we don't it seems.


 

 

25 Jan 2018 23:18:06
Jose could live in the back of a camper van for all I care. I work with these type of guys, they have their reasons for the things they do and are prompted by their advisors.

Be happy he has signed on for a further period. He's doing a cracking job and is exactly the type we need right now. Takes no prisoners and is only satisfied with victories. The transfer activity isn't too shabby either.

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1.) 25 Jan 2018 23:28:48
Hello fresh. How are you mate?


2.) 26 Jan 2018 04:20:43
Only a extra 12 month, it's not a huge amount.


3.) 26 Jan 2018 06:52:28
An extra year with the option of another year after that. It's not a huge extension, but considering Jose's history it's a good sign.


4.) 26 Jan 2018 07:55:14
It's more the statement of the thing - commitment.


5.) 26 Jan 2018 09:32:20
12days
I agree with plus it stops all the headlines next season of it being Jose last season .
We saw the effect that can have under fergy.


6.) 26 Jan 2018 10:48:49
Agree 12days. It removes the uncertainty surrounding Jose that has plagued Chelsea this season with Conte. The will he won’t he stay at Chelsea has seeped down to the players at Chelsea and the uncertainty has wrecked their title defence. It is a small extension but a statement that he is up for the challenge. Moreover, he would not have signed if he did not think he had the backing and the resources to compete with city.


7.) 26 Jan 2018 10:40:23
It’s a clear sign of intention. Whose to say the owners don’t want to put a manager on another 6 year deal, as they did with Moyes? Settlements are expensive and if there are any fall outs it’s an easier parting.


8.) 27 Jan 2018 12:31:22
I think signing him on a short extension, with a further option, is a great coup for the club.
Also kind of tells me Jose is up for the challenge of performance-related reward.


 

 

04 Jul 2017 08:12:58
Ed, are you aware of any interest from us the young lad Gelson Martins at Sporting? I think he would be an excellent addition to the team, a player who genuinely likes being a winger. I'd also look at William Carvalho if Fabinho and Matic are non starters - although he has been linked almost as long as Gaitan and Sneijder.

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{Ed025's Note - arsenal have been tracking him fresh but no links to united at this stage mate..


1.) 04 Jul 2017 10:46:55
Cheers mate.


 

 

03 May 2017 12:44:49
Rumours today of an enquiry for Nainggolan. Brilliant, dynamic midfielder.

Thoughts?

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1.) 03 May 2017 13:00:05
So hope its true and we can pursue and sign. Vidal type of player imo and could be the steel and guille in midfield to allow pogba and herrera to push on.


2.) 03 May 2017 13:08:57
I have I agree with you mate. He would be our Kante equivalent but with a goal threat as well.


3.) 03 May 2017 13:40:32
He's a beast. Be a superb signing.


4.) 03 May 2017 14:54:00
Good but would prefer Vidal or Kante.


5.) 03 May 2017 17:20:42
Don't think he is keen on a move to England. Apparently because cigs are too expensive.


6.) 04 May 2017 07:18:24
What is it with us and signing players with weird names.
Mkhitaryan, Schweinsteiger, Schneiderlin.
Nainggolan.
Maybe sign Bernardeschi too 😂.

{Ed001's Note - if you sign Nainggolan I would be very surprised. He smokes more than Wayne Rooney, Dimitar Berbatov and Jack Wilshere put together. He makes Andy Carroll look like a teetotal professional athlete. His partying on a nightly basis is legendary in the Rome clubs. It is very doubtful he will have much more than a couple of years left at the top level.

Added to that, he has no interest in leaving the city, he loves it in Rome. I would seriously have worries over a recruitment system that recommends him as a potential signing, rather than steers clear of him.

Oh and I do think he is an excellent player, now, but his lack of real fitness and desire to concentrate on his game would make it extremely difficult to adapt to English football and its much higher paced style.}


 

 

26 Jul 2016 13:21:37
Hasn't taken the papers long to jump on the Fellaini to Sunderland story. £13 million apparently, seems a bit steep.

Also interest in taking Januzaj on loan. If there is one young attacker I'd like to see kick on this term it's Pereira so getting Januzaj out the way would be a good move.

Add to this the impending Pogba announcement and potential deal for Fabinho we look in good shape. However, I'd still like one more centre back to replace Rojo and see Blind/ Schweinsteiger leave.

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1.) 26 Jul 2016 14:23:26
Schweinsteiger leaving over Blind would be better as he is older more injury prone and on vast wages. Although if he stays fit, the big if he could have an important season if utilised properly. That remains a big if.


2.) 26 Jul 2016 16:24:08
schweinsteiger has been an utter turd signing when you consider what he contributed, minutes played and wages. Blind for me was one of our top 4 or 5 performers last year no matter how you look at and i am bewildered why people think we should sell him. Ridiculous.


3.) 26 Jul 2016 17:00:12
Impending Pogba's announcement

Keep dreaming he's not coming and will end up at Madrid, he wouldn't keep stalling if he actually wanted to come.


4.) 26 Jul 2016 17:18:46
If we're paying Sunderland 13 mill for them to take Fellaini then that is step.

I also agree on Blind, he's a versatile utility player. Every squad needs one.


5.) 26 Jul 2016 19:51:57
I think Schweini was an expensive gamble that didn't work. His whole focus seemed to have been on getting fit for the Euros, he continued almost nothing last year.


6.) 26 Jul 2016 22:25:39
Why would anyone want to sell blind? Need a versatile player and he's our best one. And Pogba is far from imminent.


7.) 27 Jul 2016 17:19:44
I can see why Messi retired from International football. If Rojo plays at centre back for Argentina, then Messi will never win an International Trophy. Rojo is terrible.


 

 

 

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28 Aug 2018 17:56:24
Ed's - just wondering why my post this morning hasn't been put up? Apologies if it has but I can't see it.

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{Ed001's Note - it was, I put it up.}


1.) 28 Aug 2018 18:27:51
Its on the 'others' page fresh.

And good to see you back on here.


2.) 28 Aug 2018 22:00:47
Thanks mate.


 

 

09 Aug 2018 12:46:33
Totally farcical transfer window. Liverpool realises what they needed, went out, and got them.

Alderweireld could have been signed, as could Alex Sandro if reports are believed. Rose is available and would be a big upgrade at left back when fit. Silly moves for players like Godin who would never move just further highlights how inept we are.

For me, a director of football has to come in and Woodward must be removed from the footballing side of things.

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1.) 09 Aug 2018 13:43:29
Fresh, i have given up now, and i won't set foot at OT until the owners are gone. I am 62 and i have spent 48 of these years supporting United emotionally and financially. I have donated my season tickets to be used by whoever wants to turn up on match days. I'm done with the shambolic way the club is run and the apathy with which the Glazers treat the fans. Thank you but no thank you.


2.) 09 Aug 2018 13:52:37
Have to agree Fresh. Ed02 recently said Juv would sell Sandro for the right price and the same with Alderweired.


 

 

01 Aug 2018 18:52:28
Chaps,

Wondering what you think the shape of the team will be this season? Our best performance was last night in the 3-5-2 and it makes so much sense with this squad. We have a few, dodgy, central defenders. Need to play three in midfield and have the options to do that. Two dodgy full backs in Young and Valencia also and the. Lukaku and Sanchez up front. Sanchez through the middle is his preferred position.

Thoughts?

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1.) 01 Aug 2018 19:03:16
We will play 4231 or 433.


2.) 01 Aug 2018 19:32:48
Agree with jred but he does play 3 occasionally and will i'm sure do it from time to time if he feels its right.
You could well see 3 at three back for the first couple of weeks until he gets his preferred personnel back like young and valencia and matic jessie rash and lukaku.
Im not that bothered which formation to be honest.


 

 

29 Jul 2018 10:11:58
I've backed Mourinho through thick and thin, comment after comment and tantrum after tantrum. Last nights interview overstepped the mark, he is begging to be sacked as he was in his third year at Chelsea. Clearly fed up with Manchester and unhappy with his personal scenario and the lack of quality being brought in.

I will of course support the team, but we need to be thinking whose next?

I wouldn't like to see Allegri or Simeone. To top this league we are going to need free flowing and attacking football. For me, Ancelotti is first pick, Zidane would be excellent or Pochettino should he prove this year that he can build a side that doesn't feature a soft underbelly.

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1.) 29 Jul 2018 10:48:30
I think there's a lack of outstanding candidates. And if Woodward's doing the hiring I don't trust his judgement. Hardly got an inspiring track record has he.


2.) 29 Jul 2018 11:44:50
Jardim is another who should be considered. Played good football, probably overachieved with a young Monaco side, brought through some of the young players and in the transfer market he seems to look for young players who can develop.

For me though, if there was to be a situation where we needed a new manager, I don't have a huge amount of confidence that we would appoint a forward thinking coach who has a plan. The fashionable word in the football is project but it feels like that is what we would need. Woodward, like anyone in a job like his, has his priorities. Making Manchester United the most marketable brand possible seems to be his main focus. The football side has certainly been secondary since Woodward was promoted to his current role.

One thing I will say regarding Mourinho is the club are almost like the girl who tries to change a guy and is then surprised when it doesn't work. I'm as guilty as anyone for thinking he was a good appointment. However, his track record of reasonably short stays at clubs, signing of players either in their peak now or people who would be described as "experienced and cautious style of play has continued here and in hindsight it shouldn't be a huge surprise to us. The only problem is that generally Mourinho has won a league or 2 before the implosion happens where as this time we haven't been good enough to do this.

{Ed004's Note - Why would Pochetino or Jardim leave their current clubs to come here though? Can't think of any currently unemployed top managers other than maybe Zidane but not sure how good he is or just how good his squad was}


3.) 29 Jul 2018 11:49:30
I really don't understand why people suggest simeone, people moan about mourinho's football, Simeone's is worse.


4.) 29 Jul 2018 12:12:28
Pochettino would obviously be looked at but I agree he would prob at not leave Spurs. Jardim for me is a realistic target as Monaco are a good side but are in a league where PSG will dominate and I think h has probably overachieved at Monaco due to this. He won the league, had a good CL run and put the club in a good position moving forward.

I would be wary of Zidane. It looks a very Woodward type of signing. Big press, known worldwide but not very well thought out. Zidane has accolades most managers would kill for but is that because he has managed a very good team at a time where there are no outstanding teams in Europe or is it because Zidane did things to make Real a brilliant team? He was the perfect manager for Real, he was an exceptional player himself and the players respected him because of this. That is half the battle at Madrid.


5.) 29 Jul 2018 12:39:50
Arsene Wenger as our manager maybe?


 

 

16 Jul 2018 14:11:52
Now the World Cup is over (and a very enjoyable one at that) we cast our gaze back to domestic football. My question for you is who, realistically, would you like to see us chase whose caught the eye?

If I could sign anyone in world football it'd be Mbappe and Modric, however with my realistic hat on I think Lozano and Pavard would go along way to making our squad more competitive. Whilst he didn't play I'd love Alex Sandro and think Alderweireld or Godin are the best centre back options. I hope we don't get bamboozled into buying Maguire, one tournament wonder who'll be found out against the top sides due to his lack of mobility.

What do you guys think?

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1.) 16 Jul 2018 14:24:43
Fresh, modric is the dream signing, and Mbappe will be unbelievable. If we get these two, then I'll have more hope of competing with City.
But realistically, we won't get either.


2.) 16 Jul 2018 14:40:44
Not really a fan of Pavard myself, had a touch of the Darmian about him for me.

Griezmann was top quality, Kante of course. I don't think we should sign Willian but he looked a different player for Brazil. Meunier was very good and Hazard obviously. I don't think we can afford to go too far off the beaten track, the consistently top players are the usual suspects. I'm gutted we didn't see more of Dybala, as he is great and with Ronnie going there it might have been a golden opportunity for Woody to get hyped up by the media. I also liked the look of Akanji CB for Switzerland as a wild card of sorts, but internationals are a different beast.


3.) 16 Jul 2018 15:16:07
Apart from a great goal, I though Pavard offered very little going forward, always going back when in decent positions. We already have players who can do that.


4.) 16 Jul 2018 15:45:57
Beast I think the same about Pavard. Very good player but not the right player. I think we are looking more for the overlapping offensive minded players for fb and Pavard seems happier to sit 5 to 10m behind the ball, similar to Damian, and although he would offer us a more defensive option I'm not sure that's what we need.

Of those mentioned Sandro and munier seem to be a better fit and not just for the big name.


5.) 16 Jul 2018 16:06:07
In terms of our outside backs, I think we need someone with the stamina to get up and down the flanks for 90 minutes. I still think we need a left back with that profile, hopefully someone with good ability on the ball and able to cross well. Shaw, when fit, is a decent defender, and can run with the ball very well, but he is rather limited and one-footed in tight space, so he usually just plays it backward. Sandro might be heqded to PSG, and Ed002 mentioned Philipp Max from Augsburg who seems to be a very good crosser of the ball. I am having a hard time thinking of other left backs.

At center back, we have a lot of players that are not good enough for our ambitions. Lindelof could become a very good ball-playing CB and should get more minutes this year. The only addition I would hope for is a veteran that can lead the back line, either Alderweireld or Bonucci.

At center mid at the moment, we have Pogba, Matic, Fred along with Herrera, Fellaini, and McTominay. The one type of player missing in that group is a player who can run the game, like a Modric, Scholes, Carrick, Pirlo type. No way that Madrid will let Modric go. One young player I like is Youri Tielemans from Monaco, but I think he will need another year before moving anywhere. Not sure if we could other players in that mold, like Thiago from Bayern or Pjanic from Juventus.

Up front, I would be happy to get Bale, but supposedly it depends on whether he will be promised a major role in Madrid's attack now that CR7 is gone. Perisic impressed at the World Cup, as much for his attitude and work rate as his ability. But it never happened last year, and the rumors have only been floated because of his performance, and not from MUFC in any way.


6.) 16 Jul 2018 16:51:23
Pavard good in a back three but plenty better. Vrsaljko of Croatia should be signed asap . A perfect Jose type player strong, full of energy and a fighter. 😆😆.


7.) 16 Jul 2018 19:26:31
Muneier is twice the player Pavard is. Very consistent and loves gping forward. Not a Mourinho requirement I'm afraid.

{Ed001's Note - Pavard is a centre back playing out of position to help the team out. He is not a right back and that is why Perisic slaughtered him on Sunday.}


8.) 16 Jul 2018 19:55:37
I didn't know that Ed001, I just thought he looked very defensive-minded. Fair enough, then.

{Ed001's Note - yes mate, been a highly touted player who Bayern tried to sign months ago for a month this summer. Not sure if a deal was agreed or not now. I thought I was told he agreed a move, but nothing has come up, so I am beginning to wonder if I remembered it correctly.}


 

 

 

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06 Aug 2018 10:23:44
No idea why anyone who’d want Boateng. Makes Smalling looks competent.

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26 Jan 2018 10:40:23
It’s a clear sign of intention. Whose to say the owners don’t want to put a manager on another 6 year deal, as they did with Moyes? Settlements are expensive and if there are any fall outs it’s an easier parting.

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21 Aug 2017 12:30:38
I don't see how, Martial will continue to operate from the wide left and Jose has said what a change there has been in Martial.

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08 Jul 2017 16:24:03
Got to hammer you for suggesting injured all the time Ramsey.

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06 Jul 2017 10:11:56
Interesting. I hope Lukaku, Morata and Matic all get over the line. Signing Perisic would give us the option of playing with more width at times. Starting to think we will be playing narrow diamond this year with width from fullbacks.

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28 Aug 2018 22:00:47
Thanks mate.

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28 Aug 2018 21:58:20
If Mourinho had been properly backed and the correct structure put in place then there is no way we would still be seeing Darmian, Jones, Smalling, Valencia, Young, McTominay etc playing either regular or semi regular.

If he is doomed then the new manager, hopefully Zidane, is given free reign to make decisions. I’d rather have a 21 man squad than have a 30 man squad with the above players in it.

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21 Aug 2018 06:28:32
Fully expect it to be Zidane or a move for someone like Ancelotti.

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02 Aug 2018 11:18:15
To be honest, yes. We should never have let Zaha leave, he has the ability to run at people and has an eye for goal. Would be a good replacement.

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01 Aug 2018 18:53:34
I hope not - absolute arse based on the England game.

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