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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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13 Feb 2018 20:37:07
If there's a sniff of a chance.80/ 90 Mill, whatever it takes, Toby Aldweirald is a must. Him and Bailey would be a dream.


1.) 13 Feb 2018 20:39:49
Dembele is the man I would be looking at.

2.) 13 Feb 2018 21:17:17
Both good shouts. massive fan of dembele. that engine. imagine he was bought for 5m.

3.) 13 Feb 2018 21:21:25
Talent and work rate .

4.) 13 Feb 2018 21:41:01
Sure is jred. Desire too. I wish some of our squad had more of that.



19 Jan 2018 14:40:02
Just browsing the archives and saw a thread from 5 years ago where I said the 80 mill for CR7 wouls look like peanuts and got this post.

Prove you wrong that 10 years from now 80M will seem like peanuts?

Erm ok. I'll put a note in my calendar!


Dodgy, check your Bieber calender! Lol.


1.) 19 Jan 2018 18:30:05
James you win the award for longest wait in history to post an 'I told you so' post. 😂😂😂.

2.) 19 Jan 2018 18:59:17

I wasn't actually disagreeing with you. Just cracking a joke about waiting 10 years to assess. We are half way there jamesmack8, will you remember in another 5 years? (Ronaldo will be collecting his pension! )

3.) 19 Jan 2018 20:11:35
Twas all in jest.

Its good for morale.

4.) 19 Jan 2018 20:20:20
Hands up who thinks James needs to get out more.

5.) 20 Jan 2018 00:06:00
My hands up to be fair.



18 Jan 2018 08:24:02
Ive got my shirt in the boot incase I need to go get 'Sanchez 7' on the back at lunchtime. 5 people in my office including me - 3 gooners and a city fan! There are some bitter people in the world.


1.) 18 Jan 2018 09:12:00
"Alexis 7" it will be i think.



08 Jan 2018 10:33:46
Rumour has it Liverpool have asked Barcelona to pay them in Southampton vouchers.


1.) 08 Jan 2018 10:55:22
Hahahahahahaha! And so it begins.

2.) 08 Jan 2018 12:12:52
Just seen his Barcelona press image. He looks happier than Terry Waite in his release photograph.

3.) 08 Jan 2018 12:40:37
One was held prisoner in a crumbling ruin. The other was Terry Waite.

4.) 08 Jan 2018 13:02:04
Liverpool pay 75m. For vvd and 15 mil. Bonus if he wins the league with Liverpool so that's a total fee of 75mil. 😀.

5.) 08 Jan 2018 13:49:27
Lol 😂😂.

6.) 08 Jan 2018 15:38:26
🤣🤣 this is what the banter page is for! Brilliant.



12 Dec 2017 02:40:40
Well after a bit of reflection.

It was a game we needed to win but a draw wouldn't have been the end of the world. I think most of us would have been satisfied with 1-1. We lost to a goal that has caused me to break a few PlayStation controllers over the years while playing FIFA.

We just have to be pragmatic. Man City, at the moment are probably the best club side in Europe. They are playing ridiculously good football. Peps got the Barcelona 09 team regens. At that time we had Fergie and Ronaldo and co and we still couldn't get near them then. 5 years before that it was the invincibles and 5 before that was the 99 team. Every now and then a team clicks and you just have to hold up your hand and say they are the best and we couldn't get near their level. Just like after the Rome and Wembley finals.

Im not sure what more Jose could have done with the players at his disposal and the form of some players. If we went gung ho we could have been embarrassed again at Old Trafford. Not because we are so poor but city could do that to anyone on their day. 11 points should be too much but it's still December. We need to plug away and see if we can make the match at the Etihad mean something.

We have a decent draw in Europe and it's all about momentum. Anyone can win a cup competition. Chin up lads. Still plenty to play for.


1.) 12 Dec 2017 05:42:22
James they did not open us up like they did to Liverpool or play us off park like they did to Chelsea, they dominated possession and created an odd chance beyond that nothing much, mourinho shot himself in the foot by his team selection and tactics, in 2nd half we were chasing the game all he did was bring on zlatan to play 4 forwards because starting 3 were not enough while everyone could see we were getting dominated in midfield and our long ball stuff was just embarrassing thanks to the pass mastery of likes of rojo and the holdup skills of the great 75mn forward mourinho brought, they did not beat us because they were better they beat us because mourinho messed up.

2.) 12 Dec 2017 08:08:21
James, I think Mou could have done much much better with the players he had at his disposal. Maybe, just maybe, City had a couple of players who are better when you head to head, but I don't think they have a squad which light years ahead of ours.

The point that CSM makes is correct, City did not scare us through open play, they didn't create a single one on one chance that opened up our defence, instead, two really shabby attempts at clearing a ball cost us.

We could have done much better. Our team was not just in our own half, we were in our final 3rd, not what you expect when you play at OT. Maybe, Mou needs to let go of the fact that he doesn't have the 'players he can trust' because trust me, a lot of managers can and will play better with the squad that United have.

I think he needs to take a hard look at himself and his tactics and understand that his 'pragmatic approach' is kind of costing us valuable points and maybe, in this case, the title.

{Ed025's Note - i could not agree more raghay..

3.) 12 Dec 2017 09:49:23
I agree. Jose takes the blame for me this week as he got his tactics wrong and City played us like a banjo.

Too deep, too negative and not sure why we didn’t stick with the 3 at the back that’s been working?

His cautious and pragmatic approach is not a natural fit for us. It is when we win, when we lose it’s meltdown. Jose gets paid the big bucks to make these calls, so on this occasion he merits criticism as he got it wrong. As above though, this nonsense on not being able to trust players. Maybe give them some confidence and they might surprise us. On paper, our teams were pretty well matched bar Pogba’s absence.

We are making progress and with a few tweaks at full back and midfield I think we are not far off.

4.) 12 Dec 2017 10:44:44
Good post, Raghav, mate.




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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.




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22 Aug 2017 16:57:54
Seen him play a few times as my mate is a Fulham fan and I take his tickets when he can't go.

Actually started as a winger but injuries forced him into full back. His has a great engine and gets up and down the line well. Needs to work on his 1 v 1 defending a little but that will come.

His brother, Steven, was rated the better prospect before a bad injury, he's at Fulham too. Apparently he is a little reluctant to leave his family and his family will not let him go anywhere that he's not looked after. Not just financially.

Not ready for us yet but a loan in both the championship and maybe another in the EPL and he would be perfect to rotate with Shaw.




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04 Aug 2017 13:02:04
Apparently, there was a photo taken with a tribute/ banner to all the Manchester victims, which happened two days before. Jones was told he had to miss it to take the test and he told them to eff off till he's had the photo taken. I think its very poor from Uefa. what's another 3 minutes in the scheme of things?





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19 Feb 2018 12:24:46
I can see Mctomminay playing the Nicky Butt role. Not first pick but ready to do a job and give his all.

Its his first season. I reserve judgement and enjoy the fact Jose is putting trust in youth.

No pleasing some people.




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01 Feb 2018 21:02:37
Saw it a few years ago. Amazing.




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27 Jan 2018 09:40:07
I think Rashford is a gem. Pace, power, dribbling ability and can hit a shot from anywhere. Decision making comes from maturity. Saying that he has that selfish streak all strikers need. He has the balls to shoot instead of passing. Not phased by the occasion or big name team mates. I like that.

Too many times our fans want to get rid of players for a big transfer fee or big name. Rashford is easily worth 50 mill in this crazy market. I still wouldn't take it tho.

Everyone on tv making a big deal lf where he will play etc now we have Sanchez. He will play enough games through the season. Jose likes to rotate and keep things fresh. The boy will come good, just like DDG did. Get behind the lad. He could be a key player in the summer for England too.




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22 Jan 2018 20:38:44
Good post Redman.

We want our trophy back.

Thats is all.




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21 Jan 2018 09:51:16
Been to quite a few Fulham games as my mate is a season ticket holder with his Dad. If he can't go I normally tag along.

A quality player Cairney. Superb left foot and good vision. Good enough for us? No. But definitely good enough for the Premiership.

Hes the Fulham skipper and seems to really love the club. Plus I think Fulham want about 15-20 mill for him and he signed a new contract last season I think.