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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

Enough said.

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



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

Made my day hearing that.





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14 Jan 2018 11:19:06
Bookies now have utd as favourites to sign sanchez.

No intention of getting into some of the "would you rather" posts. Sanchez is available and if he does come, there's no doubt he will improve us. I'm quite excited by it.


1.) 14 Jan 2018 11:43:38
Sanchez not in arsenal squad.

2.) 14 Jan 2018 11:38:03
This feels a lot like the EVO transfer. A little excited very hopeful.

3.) 14 Jan 2018 12:34:51
Help me out here 12, who is EVO?

4.) 14 Jan 2018 13:07:19
Evra? He was a jan signing wasnt he.

5.) 14 Jan 2018 13:12:47
MDH I can only think he meant RVP the letters on the keyboard are next to each other.



09 Jan 2018 10:26:42
Sanchez, potentially available, not ucl cup tied, looking like headed to city. We should be moving the world to convince him to come to us, he's exactly what we need. Stick 50m on the table and pay him top dollar, he could be the difference maker we need.


1.) 09 Jan 2018 10:42:45
Agreed but hasn't he got his heart set on City?

2.) 09 Jan 2018 11:05:03
Agree but i thinks its clear he has noninterest in coming to utd.

3.) 09 Jan 2018 11:35:54
How have people become aware of him wanting city? I know it was nearly done in the summer, but is that all this is based on? And what makes you say he has no interest in us? Is this based on anything?

4.) 09 Jan 2018 11:37:58
I see bookies have city as almost a cert, with both pool and PSG ahead of us. Hopefully that reflects bets made rather than liklihood of destination. But it doesn't give any hope whatsoever.

5.) 09 Jan 2018 11:55:06
My thoughts are based on we have shown no interest in the press (no that reliable) and 002 has not mention that we have looked at him at all.

Now given he would fit perfectly. in our squad and would cost next to nothing by todays standards then i'd assume we may have asked but were told its an absolute no from him.

6.) 09 Jan 2018 12:42:51
Its his new tattoos. One is "I love pep" and the other is "Stockport forever"

Personally I question his attitude and commitment.

7.) 09 Jan 2018 15:50:02
I hope he goes to City. I appreciate that he is a very good player, but I'm not sure who he displaces - especially how well City have played this season.

Similar to Mort I think his attitude is questionable based on what we've seen at Arsenal - laughing when being thrashed by Bayern etc. If he goes there and doesn't play will he be similarly disruptive? Or will the likes of Sane and Sterling get pushed out to make room and be similarly unhappy?

It could be a good thing.

8.) 09 Jan 2018 18:55:53
He is far better than anyone we have who can play in his position. He gives city more strength in depth too how can it not be anything buy good for them?!

9.) 09 Jan 2018 18:58:11
Becks. for me he is world class. Easily arsenals best player anytime I've seen him. I'd love him at United but I think he is set on city since last summer.

10.) 10 Jan 2018 02:53:05
I don't actually think he will reject United if we (let's say) offer 50-60k more than what City offer him.



21 Dec 2017 09:14:20
Part of me is glad we lost. I could see a humiliating defeat at City in the next round that's prob best avoided.

And the fact that I even feel this way is a depressing indictment of our club.


1.) 21 Dec 2017 09:38:06
Very OTT RedD.

2.) 21 Dec 2017 12:19:57
Agreed. Very ott. But that doesn't change the fact that part of me feels this way, and it's not a feeling I've grown accustomed to.

3.) 21 Dec 2017 13:28:31
I understand redD, probably why I watched peaky blinders last night instead of watching United. I'm just finding it difficult to sit through our games, it's an accumulation over the last few years, moyes, LVG and now Jose. Just so boring, our play hasn't excited me for years. When j spend money on tickets, or even beers when watching in a bar, the least we can get is some bleeding excitement. Not much is exciting watching United these days unfortunately.



20 Dec 2017 12:01:05
Everyone seems to be saying that we are 5 or so signings from being a top team capable of competing with City. I really don’t see it. I get that improvements can be made all over the pitch, but I don’t think you need the best player in the world in every position.

If I look at our squad now, I think we are exactly two players short of having a sensational first 11.

To give some context to this:

GK: as good as it gets

Defence: we don’t really need to improve here, granted we could find 3 better players (keeping Bailly), but between Jones, Lindelof and Rojo playing with Bailly, I think that’s sufficient to have a solid back two. Left full back between Young and Shaw is adequate. Right full back I’m happy enough with Valanecia for now.

Midfield: Matic and Pogba are at least sufficient and arguably both fantastic players. But a third is required.

Forwards: I don’t like Lukaku, but he is good enough for us to be a frighteningly good side if he gets the service. Rashford and Martial on the left is again sufficient. Granted, there are currently better players out there than any of these, but they are sufficient to be a great team.

So that leaves a right forward and another midfielder/ no 10.

Imagine that team with any two of Hazard, Griezmann and Sanchez added to it. It would be absolutely devastating. And that’s just two players. Longer term we need a right back as Valencia ages, but right now, just two top quality players would give us a first 11 to rival anyone on the planet.

I'm not saying we would have the best 11, but the whole needs to be greater than the parts, and as I said, this would be sufficient to be fantastic first 11.

If we did get two of those players, or anyone else of a sufficiently high quality in those positions, I believe Jose would be just the manager to get the most out of that team and I think we would have the potential to win absolutely everything!


1.) 20 Dec 2017 13:52:25
No one is saying we need a whole team. In central defence we have a lot of injury prone players. I would go for van Dijk. At left back, Shaw is not going to make the grade. We need a new left back. Valencia is excellent.
Midfield, we need at least two top midfielders to replace fellaini and Carrick. If we are to be top dogs, then midfield and attack is where we need to spend big. Several midfielders will improve us beyond belief.
In attack, Dybala will be a dream. Also we need two wingers and Malcolm or Sanchez and even Mahrez will do a great job.
I disagree when you say Rashford and martial are good and sufficient out wide. They simply are not. Lukaku got one decent cross in the last match and he scored. Rash and martial are not wingers. Simple as that. And it is this attitude that we have sufficient and "will do for now" that's got us into this position.
From now on, the bar has been raised considerably and only the best proven and the best new talent must be considered.

2.) 20 Dec 2017 15:00:08
I get what your saying and I kind of agree, two world class forwards would paper over a lot of the cracks. We thought Mkhitaryan would up his game and play like he can now he’s settled. That certainly seemed the case in the first couple of weeks of the season. Alas that hasn’t been the case.

The first 11 is very good, however, I think the squad does need 4-5 players. If Shaw isn’t going to fulfil his potential then we need a consistent LB who will provide the width and defensive awareness needed. I also think we need a creative player to help link midfield and the forward line better. Looking over at City they signed two players in the summer from Monaco who would have been perfect for us in Bernardo Silva and Benjamin Mendy. Slot those two into our first 11 and we look excellent.

However, I do think the squad needs another 3 or maybe even four players. We need top class cover for Valencia, he’ll be 33 soon, and the best cover we have for him is Young who himself is 32. We need a top quality young player to come in and challenge him for his role. We had the issue with Evra a few seasons back where he started to decline but we had no one to rotate with him so he played every game regardless of form or fitness. We can’t allow the same situation to happen again at RB.
We need more cover in midfield, Matic and Pogba are great first choice options, but Fellaini will leave by the start of next season, Carrick will likely retire or move on also. Which leaves us with Herrera who’s form has been patchy this season and young McTominay. I think in an ideal world McTominay needs to head out on loan and play every week to continue to develop fully. We are simply short of numbers in midfield let alone quality in depth. When Pogba is out we are a different side, we need a midfielder who can challenge for a starting spot and can fill in without too much of a drop off in quality when they do so.
We can also do with a true winger, a get to the byline and cross sort of guy. Not to play every week, but to have on the bench to change a game. Or to at least have a player who does something different to give Jose a different attacking option. Young is the best crosser of a ball we have, as said he is 32. Considering we have a striker who thrives on crosses we could do with a wide player who can supply him with those chances.
The final and least important squad position we could do with imo is actually a top class CB. Now that might sound strange considering the number of CB’s we have. Bailly and Jones have been excellent for us when fit but both have had fitness issues this season. To top that off Smalling and Rojo look like they both have a mistake in them when they play. Lindelof is starting to settle in and Tuanzebe has looked excellent every time I’ve seen him play. So we could easily do without. However if we could move Smalling and Rojo on and bring in a top class player such as Laporte for not much more than we receive for Smalling and Rojo we would be mad not to. I think we have looked at our best with three at the back, Bailly, Jones and Laporte with Lindelof and Tuanzebe covering looks a whole lot stronger.

So a first choice LB and AM/ creative forward. Then potentially top class squad options. Remember the better the squad options the harder the first choice players will have to work to keep their place. That’s what drives a team on to excel.



10 Aug 2017 10:29:26
From watching the game on Tuesday, I’ve been thinking about what exactly we are lacking. I’ve heard and seen many comments saying that Herrera isn’t good enough, Pogba isn’t good enough, Lukaku isn’t good enough etc. (Not just on here, but on radio and other websites)

However, I don’t think the problem is the actual players.

To give context to this, let’s take Herrera. If you was to take Kroos out of the Real team from Tuesday and place Herrera in there instead, the team wouldn’t have performed any worse, and Herrera wouldn’t have looked out of place. Does this mean he is as good as Kroos? No. But he isn’t that far off, and his technical ability and energy on the field wouldn’t have left Real looking any worse. The same could be said of Pogba. Either of those players would shine in that team. Likewise if Lukaku replaced Benzema, or if Mkhitaryan replace Isco.

And this leads me to my point. It isn’t a need for better players, it’s playing better as a team. Swapping Herrera for Kroos in the Utd team wouldn’t have suddenly made us world beaters either. It’s the overall movement of the team, the willingness of all players to take the ball, the confidence to do something with it and the confidence in your colleagues. Not having to rely on one or two players to make something happen. Having centre backs that are comfortable passing the ball around, fullbacks capable of being involved in intricate passing.

This imo is where the manager needs to take responsibility and build what is a reasonably good team into greater than the sum of the parts. Surely that’s the manager’s job.

At the moment we are really one dimensional. Even when we break on the counter we don’t look that threatening, and that’s more down to off the ball movement than anything else.

I hope Joes manages to get more out of this team and I don’t think buying more players is the answer. I think the players we have are good enough, and given enough time and the right manager I think they could easily become world beaters. I’m confident Jose has the ability to do this, the question is how long it will take.


1.) 10 Aug 2017 10:46:09
Redd great post touched on it myself last season, didn't put it as well.
But you build a team .
isco didn't just play in them spaces that's a lot of work on the training ground working triangles with kroos modric etc.
You can just pick a player out if one team then expect him to do the same in that team .

Jose needs to get this squad playing well as a team. Or maybe we just need to buy a lb?

Post of the summer imo.

2.) 10 Aug 2017 10:59:17
great post redD.

3.) 10 Aug 2017 11:54:56
Can't disagree with any of that. Great post.

4.) 10 Aug 2017 12:07:09
Soothsayer, Sourcery! Burn the witch!

There are only 11 world class players, and like the Pokomon, we got to buy them all! Rashford is not as good as Neymar, can't believe we weren't in for him and Ronaldo so that we can get rid of some of this deadwood out of our squad.

Come on Woody, pull your finger out!

5.) 10 Aug 2017 13:43:50

No way Herrera and Kroos are similar players. Kroos passing and his ability to distribute the ball is at a different level. Some guys are blessed with it like scholes was.

Butt did a good job as a combative hi energy midfielder but was never the same quality.

Also Benzema and lukaku are not the same. Benzema is a player that is very good with the ball at his feet moves all over the place and a better passer but not great in the air, lukaku is more of big strong, straight down the middle of the pitch good in the air forward but not necessarily smooth with the ball at his feet.

I understand getting a team to play as a team but our players are different and strong in some aspects but technically not as gifted as the real bunch.

6.) 10 Aug 2017 18:36:51
Totally agree x files.
Herrera is a completely different player to kroos and could not get close to doing for madrid what kroos does.
Same can be said for lukaku and benzema. However i'm not doubting that you couldn't slot them and and the team would still win and they would do well but the madrid team with herrera for kroos and lukaku for benzema would have to play differently.




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




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01 Jul 2016 19:30:05
Just listening to him talk in the interview, I see what people mean when they say people are winners. Even in conversation it's all he focuses on. Definitely going to be a positive force in the dressing room.




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01 Jul 2016 16:45:38
I'm not trying to piss people off. But I'm curious how unusual it is for a player to move to a club that isn't his first choice.

In the real world lots of us work for companies that don't even reach our top 100 first choices.

I suppose if di Maria is anything to go off, it typically ends badly when you're a highly paid elite footballer.




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01 Jul 2016 16:20:11
Let be put it anither way Ed.

Previously you said this :

{Ed002's Note - The deal is simple - if MU pay way more than one would expect for the player and way, way, way, over the odds in fees, they might be able to sign a player who wants to move to Real Madrid. }

Given that comment and the fact we may now sign him, I'm asking 2 things.

1. Is this a case of utd paying way over the odds compared to what other clubs are prepared to pay?

2. How unusual is it for a big player to not get his first choice club, and how much of a problem would you expect that to cause when playing for his 2nd / 3rd etc choice club?


{Ed002's Note - The situation is as I explained. And it changes nothing in terms of what I said.}



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01 Jul 2016 15:59:40
Ed002, 2hats your thoughts on it? Is this a case of utd being stupid enough to pay more than anyone else, as you've previously suggested, or do you think this has the potential to be a good deal?

I may be being a but stupid, as you've said he doesn't want to come here and that RM is his preference, but I don't know how common it is for a big name player to not go straight to his preferred choice and as such the potential trouble it can cause.


{Ed002's Note - I don't understand your post at all. I have explained that after a meeting on Tuesday it may be clearer in terms of what will be happening. I have no idea what you are prattling on about nor what you find confusing from my very short and very simple comment.}




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16 Jan 2018 14:45:56
Enlighten us ed02.

I'm pretty sure I speak for all of us when I say we literally always want your insight. Every little nugget you throw out is appreciated.


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15 Jan 2018 13:49:53
I'd take him back, play him as no 9, with Martial as his understudy. And just ignore lukaku for ever more.




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11 Jan 2018 15:16:58
Thanks ed.




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11 Jan 2018 14:43:03
Be interested to get Ed02's take on the potential transfer and whether there's any truth to it and liklihood to it happening.


{Ed002's Note - On the basis of something that was discussed this morning, it seems likely that Manchester United are showing an interest in Sanchez but it is unlikely to be a straight cash offer they are putting forward.

As to whether it would happen, wages might be one issue and Sanchez is looking to leave to win championships etc.. Manchester City are better placed to offer a solution to both of those issues.}



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09 Jan 2018 11:37:58
I see bookies have city as almost a cert, with both pool and PSG ahead of us. Hopefully that reflects bets made rather than liklihood of destination. But it doesn't give any hope whatsoever.