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17 May 2017 08:37:27
Haven't been on here that long and I pick up the eds and the posters find a lot of sources as very dubious and not reliable but a couple mentioning bale may like a return to England and would prefer a move to utd over Chelsea, anything in this or twaddle .


{Ed001's Note - according to those that know the lad very well, family, friends and former and current coaches of his, at least the ones I have managed to speak to, they all say he has no interest in leaving Spain and is really happy there. Unless Madrid want rid, which I have not heard of any genuine talk of that being the case just yet, it is highly unlikely he will be moving this summer. Money may talk I guess, but this is his dream, playing for Madrid.}

1.) 17 May 2017 11:21:28
Cheers mate, greizmann it is then hopefully if bale a none starter, damn talk sport building my hopes up.




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21 Sep 2017 10:57:48
It's took a bit patience but how good does martial look this season so far. He's got true game changing ability . If he continues like this he could turn out to be a snip at the price and lvg correct in saying he was a gift to future managers.


1.) 21 Sep 2017 11:19:47
He looks up for it this year, a few have said he will never be a top player but for me he is more talented than rash (both top young players ) .
Going to be a very good player imo.

2.) 21 Sep 2017 11:53:32
Martial looked class last night, end product/ finishing still needs a lot of work, but he looked on a different level to the rest.

Mata and Lingard looked amazing last night and that doesn't happen too often either (they looked lightening fast at times) . So I think the weakness of the opposition needs to be considered in fairness, because all of our attackers looked like Maradonna in the playground.

Rashford finished very well, which was a great plus after his poor display at the weekend. Glad to see he can move on from a bad performance and not dwell on it.

First half was what I want to see more often. You could tell when Jose switched to 3 at the back for the 2nd half we lost that extra attacking man and the game tightened up with less options for the defence or midfield to find with a forward ball - went boring again - not sure why he did this, it would have been a cricket score the way it was going and Shaw could have easily come straight in for Blind. We looked good still but that was because our attackers could run past 2-3 defenders with ease, doesn't happen in the league of course and I don't understand why he tried this tactic when it was obvious what would happen with it.

Really enjoyed the first half and great for the confidence. Lindelof looked a concern even against that rabble (especially on the ball and in the air) and Blind still looked like he was running up Mount Everest, he literally brings nothing but a body to the table, especially when we have a decent holding midfielder that can find a pass.

Shaw looked overweight and reluctant to sprint backwards at times as well, I can see why he annoys Jose as he just doesn't seem to have a footballing brain at all - first game back you can forgive a lot of things, but I think he has a long way to go still unfortunately. Shame as LB is a vital position and we are just carrying LB's whoever plays there, Young looks ok but against a proper winger he will struggle.

3.) 21 Sep 2017 12:29:02
Not sure why Martial was ever doubted, the lads got it all. Rashford is also top quality but Martial has a higher ceiling. It would be criminal to lose him.

Beast, agree on both Shaw and Blind. Have said for some time now Shaw will not fulfil his potential, he will be gone in the summer. Blind offers nothing. Utility squad player at best.

4.) 21 Sep 2017 12:46:05
I think martials off pitch problems affected him a lot last season hence he struggled. This season he seems to have got his head right.

I think he's got more natural talent than rashford but rashford is mentally stronger.

5.) 21 Sep 2017 13:15:54
I rate both martial and rashford highly, my personal opinion is martial the better player cutting in from the left but rashford the better striker but I like both in either position, with lukaku martial and rash I think the left side and central areas are well covered and we look really strong . I'd still be interested in seeing rash move right and see them all in the same team . Mata looked good last night to but maybe that was a combo of poor opposition and playing more central.

6.) 21 Sep 2017 15:08:37
Great player. Unfortunately had issues last year but looks to be really trying his all. He is extremely talented. Great to see him play so well. Long may it continue.

I just want to see shaw apply himself in the same way!

7.) 21 Sep 2017 17:24:49
He looks well up for It although I thought he was falling into Rashford's trap of trying too hard last night. If our front players are 'happy' to be rotated or rested then we are developing a great forward line. I know it was only Burton but Lingard was also excellent.

8.) 21 Sep 2017 17:56:19
People keep. saying it was only Burton but we've seen many times big teams underestimate or disrespect smaller teams and get knocked out. We approached last night professionally, respected Burton and played well. A game like that with that performance is a good confidence booster. Not that we needed one. But it'll certainly give the likes of martial an rashford more confidence going into other games.



06 Jun 2017 21:19:52
It's looking like ed has it correct about belotti as striker, Kane, a king's ransom, Sanchez realy doubt arsenal would give us him, aub Paris bound, lewandowski not for sale, benzema, too worried he has a secret camera, greizmann the new gaitan and lukaku yo-yoing bk and forth to Chelsea.
If reports city scared by Mendy's price I can't decide if we do it we are just a bigger club than city or to dumb and will pay anything .
With paying so much for pogba I hope in away games or against quality teams we play 433 but the right side attacker worries me Mata lindgard and miki all decent but look out of position, with greizmann unlikely now who would people like to play there.


1.) 06 Jun 2017 23:34:17
i said the other day all our targets are dissapearing we are doomed i tell you doomed and do not tell them you're name daz oh whoops.



03 Jun 2017 23:11:57
Horrible result for utd tonite. The consensus is CB, lb, one midfielder but I'd argue two, right side attacker, Madrid answer most questions varane, Marcelo, kroos, bale and the exception fabinho. Let's hope they want de gea bad as we could realy do with a few of there's . Before I take incoming neuer is the world's best GK. And Chelsea would have won the league with Kasper, butland, lloris or even Czech, courtois didn't need a special season to win it, the most important transfers to utd may not even involve them . mbappe and hazzard to Madrid. Meaning the cash off bale, kroos and varane has meaning . I may be optimistic if they had lost to juventos it was more likely.


1.) 03 Jun 2017 23:29:34
What in God's name are you talking about? The post made no sense whatsoever. Sorry.

2.) 03 Jun 2017 23:47:52
Sorry schm that u wouldn't like to see varane in defense, kroos in midfield or bale supporting the attack your correct in god's name what am I talking about.

3.) 04 Jun 2017 00:21:24
Hi Slate. The original post didn't make sense. But agree with you that we consider ourselves the biggest club in the world, but in footballing terms, we're 4th division compared to Real.
You're right, it makes for depressing watching.
Congratulations to Real as they have shown what a great team they are.

4.) 04 Jun 2017 00:46:16
Nah scm my point was real are not going to deal with us if we don't involve de gea they are rich to . they would like de gea and I'm guessing we would like a few of there's, because of their success they may not want to deal . I'd hate to lose de gea but if the whole team were overall strengthened so be it . My point was if they were to buy de gea, hazard and mbappe then they may need to recoup some money, making utds chances of landing bale kroos or varane better, I apologise if my original post was unclear.

5.) 04 Jun 2017 06:15:06
I will never understand this notion of selling ddg to strengthen the team, we are not everton or liverpool folks, we can get good players without having to sell our best player. How does weakening our defence to improve our attack or midfield improving the team, it is robbing paul to pay peter.

6.) 04 Jun 2017 07:18:06
I get the point, I like DDG but I don't think it's the end of the world if he leaves and we get big money for him.

7.) 04 Jun 2017 09:17:00
Real will deal with us because we have more money than sense, are willing to hand them large sums of it, more so than any other team. Their results are totally irrelevant.

8.) 04 Jun 2017 10:24:21
Horrible result for utd tonight! That's why it doesn't make sense to start off with.

Then you proceed to state we really need Madrid players for our team.

There are so many players that United could target that would fill the voids that you mentioned.

9.) 04 Jun 2017 11:08:41
Keeping Ddg and signing quality players from other teams is the only way forward in my humble opinion. Sets a precedent that we are not interested in selling our best players and signals intentions of building a team to compete with Europe's elite. With the financial backing no reason why mourinho can't have us as challengers at the top table again. We don't need Madrid cast offs or bargain tools.

10.) 04 Jun 2017 12:00:48
We should try and keep all our best players and buy players that are better than what we have.
Real will only sell us their unwanted players. In truth, I want any of Marcello, Kroos, isco, modric and verane but I don't think we have a chance of getting them. Real want to keep their best players and the players want to be there. It's a fact which we have to live with.
That's why it's imperative we have a good scouting system in place.



01 Jun 2017 15:30:18
A slightly different topic, if England do poorly in the next world cup and brexit negotiations end in no freedom of movement it's highly possible the fa and the prem league are heading for a battle over a foreign player quota . would sides like utd consider this in there dealings or too many IFS and buts. I would have thought even when whispers about it start English players value will soar and foreign players here already their value drop,


1.) 01 Jun 2017 17:44:10
I don't think it will make much difference other than potentially the devaluation of the pound.

The movement of players from Europe will be no worse off than the players from South America, Africa and Asia.

As for laws enforcing a quota of "British" players, they would fall under the control of the footballing governing bodies and not politicians. I doubt the FA would be keen to weaken their league too much.

2.) 01 Jun 2017 17:45:01
Just to clarify slate its not if England do poorly in the world cup its WHEN England to poorly in the world cup.
I also would say that you can be sure that the Brrxit negotiations will result in many things that will affect the uk population negatively and football as a whole.

3.) 01 Jun 2017 18:36:27
Of course there will be some positives for the uk population aa a result of brexit also.

4.) 01 Jun 2017 18:46:17
The mandate of the fa is England not the prem league, a foreign quota couldn't be enforced because of eu rules and freedom of movement, it was also pointless making non EU work permits harder to get as it wouldn't ensure teams fielded more English players as they couldn't be stopped fielding a team of eu nationals. Each sports governing body work with the government to set work permit criteria, that is the fa not the prem league and the fa want English players playing if the prem league, the prem league may need to have a little give on this or the fa may seek to make permits harder to get.

5.) 01 Jun 2017 18:24:24
I'd imagine the EPL quality players won't have a problem. Immigration is wanted by the UK, it's just the majority of people want the best people to be coming in from abroad to fill jobs we either don't have the skills to carry out or have an absence of numbers to perform.

Footballers are a high value commodity, paying lots and lots in taxes and adding a great deal of value to UK business as well as happyness value to people as they go about their daily lives. It makes no difference where they come from as far as any government is concerned so long as they play by the rules (the rules will not prevent them from coming they will be designed so we attract them and stop the freeloaders that are only coming to the UK for benefits and not work) .

I'd be absolutely amazed if a cap were introduced, furthermore if UK players are not capable then they can play overseas as well. A lot of people have to travel to where the work is if it's a niche business they specialise in. I'd argue UK players have missed the trick not lifting their levels whilst the big-money game is on their doorstep. The FA have been too slow to act and capping foreign players would probably worsen our domestic players overall quality as they wouldn't be competing against the best and it would give them a false sense of how good they really are.

6.) 01 Jun 2017 19:24:53
I agree with u beast but the rights and wrongs of it won't matter, foreign players give a lot of joy and happiness to people but the fa will argue not as much as a successful England team, maybe not to supporters of teams like utd or other big teams but to an awful lot of others . I agree to that a foreign quota may not help the England team at all but I'm pretty sure that won't be the view of the fa and the things that have stopped them being able to enforce a quota may disappear within two years.



31 May 2017 15:34:52
Interesting views on rashford, what do people feel about martial, personally I think we don't have too many who can put people on the edge of their seat but he can, he's a little frustrating but that's because to me the ability is there for him to be a bit special.


1.) 31 May 2017 15:54:26
Martial > Rashford.

2.) 31 May 2017 17:03:09
Martial up top for me.

3.) 31 May 2017 17:03:36
Although I'd be delighted if we get Morata.

4.) 31 May 2017 17:24:13
If he seriously wants to develop into a striker, he should probably be getting his agent to get on the phone to dortmund, take a paycut and then move to a top club in a few years time.




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17 Jul 2017 14:13:18
If there was an acceptance ddg was leaving it would be a big call not to take kroos if it shown to be possible, played for some good sides but made them better a serial trophy winner, you'd need a pretty special side not to fit him in, not realy a destroyer though but offers massive control of a game against good sides to imo.




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15 Jun 2017 18:49:14
Danny IL try and offer a view as why a few struggle with morata price . What's causing his valuation people don't see it in his record, sub then 15 in two seasons at juventos then back to Madrid bench again, nobody saying he's a bad player . Is valuation because there's fierce competition for him forcing the price up, maybe but haven't heard much about that . Or finally is price seeming so high cause they don't want to sell, but they seem fairly keen to negotiate if that's the case, maybe they are only willing to negotiate because it's to good a deal for them not to . Personally I'd walk away explore other options and see if there stance changed a little if all interest went because of the price . Hopefully figures of 70 or 80 million is wild paper talk.




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15 Jun 2017 15:18:09
Agree weggy walk away if there's any truth in 80 million we are trying to compete with real Madrid not finance their next superstar by buying there sub. Who else is going to give them anywhere near that, call there bluff and walk away or change target . I'd rather poke up Torino than real Madrid.




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13 Jun 2017 20:49:50
I'm not sure how finishing a country mile behind Chelsea then buying a player off them who they think can be improved upon helps us close the gap . I'd go for kroos I know he's not a dier or matic type but he's so much better than them. A midfield playmaker in the scholes of later years . A midfield 3 of kroos pogba and Herrera as good as any if coached well.




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17 May 2017 11:21:28
Cheers mate, greizmann it is then hopefully if bale a none starter, damn talk sport building my hopes up.





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14 Oct 2017 15:33:52
Tactics and result was as predictable as Norman wisdom heading towards a banana skin at the side of a swimming pool . Didn't like our approach at all but come the end of the season JM will think there's more than one way to skin a cat . I think Liverpool are a bit better than people think and without our best defender and best midfielder it's not a disastrous result it's just the way we got it I can't say I'm a fan of . Not really sure why smalling was highlighted as poor we were under pressure most of the game and didn't concede it was lack of bodies at the other end but that's not smallings doing .




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13 Oct 2017 19:31:22
I think jm is more pragmatic and won't see nil nil as the worst result in the scheme of things at the end of the season . Hope other posters are correct and we are to much for them.




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05 Oct 2017 15:25:03
Well it's a one club city Mort but just 250000 live there, there are nearly 9 million in London and 2 and a half million in Manchester area .
If we class modern football as the start of the prem league which suits us, Newcastle have the 8 th most points way ahead of city . They have finished 2nd twice which is as high and often more or less as spurs and Liverpool and higher than Everton have managed, they have been in the champions league a similar amount as spurs, been in two cup finals and broke the world transfer record, consistently had high crowds and have the 20th highest value in the world, to me it does make them a big club just not a successful one.




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05 Oct 2017 13:12:09
Depends on your criteria Mort trophies won recently then they aren't but their 20th most valuable team on earth, they have won 4 titles 6 cups and a European trophy, there ground is one of the largest and fan base huge if we discount some of their titles as to long ago do u discount some of utds aswell .
I'd class them as a big club but not a successful club but I see yr point if trophies defines what is a big club then they aren't .




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05 Oct 2017 12:50:29
Jeff I think just you and Brian Cox can follow that list.