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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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15 Jun 2019 11:41:05
Morning all. Today is the Matt Hawker Cup. A day when rivalries are put aside. and new ones created!
Ed001 v Ed002. Ken (who is already in the air as I type) Shappy, LeeLee14 and myself are going to put ourselves through 90 mins of torture followed by 3 days of not being able to walk and its all for a great cause.

Benny Baller on the LFC site has worked his little nuts off getting this on. If anyone has a couple of quid to spare in aid of Macmillan and Seva it would be appreciated.

Benny is getting the game recorded at Oxford City's ground so you will all get an opportunity to laugh at us. 3pm Kick Off if anyone is in the area.


1.) 15 Jun 2019 14:25:21
Best of luck to all involved today, have a blast 👍🏼.

2.) 15 Jun 2019 20:02:49
Well if I recover in three days I'll be made up. 😂.

3.) 15 Jun 2019 23:09:50
What was the score?

4.) 15 Jun 2019 23:29:49
Have a great day guys.
Wish I could be there.



23 Feb 2019 12:16:01
Good interview on Paddy Powers youtube channel with Cantona.
'If I come back into football it will only be with United. You need to have the club in your soul. '.


1.) 23 Feb 2019 12:40:51
He's a legend but I don't get the links for him to the DoF job. No experience. Also he wouldn't be a yes man either.

2.) 23 Feb 2019 19:47:07
Love Eric but agree with mort he would be a terrible director of football. Would be a great ambassador. One of my favourite ever players. A united legend.



04 Jan 2019 08:17:38
With Reading next, good chance to rest a few abd give others a run out. Reading should cause us no problems, so onto Spurs.
This is Ole's first big game and Pochs interview for us.
I expect Ole will go with the team that started his first two games and will tell them to play the same and its down to Spurs to stop us.
This is all down to Poch. Does he set up to stop us or does he go toe to toe? We all know Ole will attack and not go for a draw. Will Poch go the same? Show he's got the balls to stick with attacking football? Its what we've been crying out for and what Oles brought to the table. If Poch is interested in becoming our manager, the pressure is all on him next week to show he has the tactical nous and the bottle for the job.


1.) 04 Jan 2019 09:21:19
Think Poch did rather well last time they played us when they dismantled us 3-0!

2.) 04 Jan 2019 10:23:44
Yeah that wasn't a bad 'interview' eric!

3.) 04 Jan 2019 12:47:35
Not sure Poch will agree with any of that post. However it's good to see the arrogance back.

4.) 04 Jan 2019 21:01:47
The delusion is unbelievable. They are at home, Newcastle got at us, why will spurs not.



20 Dec 2018 09:31:13
Jose's statement showed that there is still some class there. Thanks Jose.

I actually have no hard feelings qiwith the guy. The club is up in the air at the moment and no one man was ever going to sort it.

We need our house in order. Money men can not be calling the shots football wise. A DOF is badly needed. Woodward is not David Gill. He can't do both jobs and I fear unless things are sorted, the same thing will continue to happen with future managers.

And stop handing out contract extensions! Smalling, young etc while have been good servants, we all know its time for them to move on.

Ole can hopefully just get the players to enjoy their football. OGS style is to attack and shoot. He loves shots. Saw a clip of him at Molde when he stopped training to ask why people are passing it around and into the box. "Your 25 yards out and pass. If you can see the goal. shoot! '

Forget top 4. We are playing for pride for the rest of the season. This will show who is fit to wear the shirt. Who will give it everything? Leave it all out there? Even if there is nothing riding on it? Any player who dosnt, I wish you well but your not a United player and you meed to leave.

Make no mistake, the club needs a lot of work and healing. OGS won't change things over night and if the structure does not change, whoever comes in will also struggle.

Merry Xmas to all of you. Wish you all the best and a very happy new year to you and your loved ones.





28 Nov 2018 14:14:33
I have backed Jose from the start. I thought his ego wouldn't allow failure. The last few weeks have changed my mind. He has to go.
There is no pattern of play. The players look scared of taking any risks incase he blasts them in the media.
Zabaletta was on Sly the other week and he was talking about Martial. Zabaletta said he felt sorry for him when he played against him! He said that he couldn't beleive that Martial had to track him back. He knew he could go forward knowing Martial will go with him and he wouldn't be leaving the door open and if Martial didn't track back, Jose was shouting, telling him too. Let that sink in. A player in his mid 30s, captained our rivals and he's feeling sorry for one of our players. They understand as fellow players the frustrations our players must be feeling. Martial should be feared by these kind of players and Martial probably knows that. The negative tactics are making very good players into average players. I'm not sure who the answer is but we need to cut out this cancer that is rotting our club before the damage becomes too much to come back from.


1.) 28 Nov 2018 14:59:35
Imagine that, a wide player having to track back. Disgusting. Opponents should just be allowed to run right past him, unchallenged.
You never saw Giggs or Beckham tracking back, did you?




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02 Nov 2018 15:05:33
Don't worry Shaps, I got your back.




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01 Aug 2018 16:26:32
Id bang his head if I had the chance. Prat.




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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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15 Jun 2019 07:44:03
Boban. He was some player in the mid 90s. Loved his style. Gets overlooked a lot imo.




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11 Jun 2019 10:20:25
Its not often you get a chance to kick Ken, Shaps and myself lads. Its a great cause and if you don't fancy playing but live local, feel free to pop along and have a beer - the bar is open!




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28 May 2019 21:49:13
He only wanted out to go to China. On a free.




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27 May 2019 10:13:24
Stam was a unit at the back. When he walked Janker and Ze Reberto out of the box by the hand it was hillarious.
Scholesy still can't tackle.
Dennis Irwin, still a great player.
David May, the striker I want to be.
Cant beleive I got to watch the great Kevin Pilkington either. What a day.




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11 May 2019 09:08:10
I think we need to stop kidding ourselves and count ourselves lucky that we have finished where we have.
The club needs a total refit, top to bottom. The problem is there is so much work to be done, it will take longer than one summer.
Feels like when SAF first took over the club. It was in a mess really and had players that were not 'United Players' in terms on mentality and understanding what it means to represent the club.
Ole, Butt, Carrick and Phelan can no doubt spot if someone has the mentality to be a United player. Always running, never say die, always expect that last chance to come and expect us to put it away when it does.
Thing is, it took SAF a good 5 years to sort it. Granted, some of our youth looks special i.e Greenwood but make no mistake, there is a lot of work to be done.
We all agree we coukd get rid of about 6 players without shedding a tear. I just don't trust the powers above to move out the dead wood and sign the players needed. I have totally lost faith in that side of the club. It feels like the blind leading the blind.