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Favourite player: Ryan Giggs

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09 Jan 2018 12:00:19
Does anyone here know anything about the us being linked with Leon Bailey and Lorenzo Pellegrini.
Personally have no idea of their quality. But as we all know. it's the season for tabloids to throw names and see which will stick.


{Ed002's Note - Pellegrini is of interest but Roma do not want to sell him. Another English side had a proposal rejected. Roma have a number of folks in London for a couple of days this week where Monchi will read the riot act and they will look to unload some of their surplus players to raise some money. Don't hold your breath. Leon Bailey was of interest to Chelsea when Mourinho was manager so it is possible. Again there is a not for sale flag.}

1.) 09 Jan 2018 12:54:09
Ed, I know you don’t like putting timescales on things and January is a difficult month to buy players etc, but would you say it’s more likely we will wait till summer now, rather than sign anyone this month just for the sake of it? I can’t see many of our top targets being available and we don’t seem close to any deal. Your opinion would be appreciated or any new info you’ve recently heard. Thanks.

{Ed002's Note - No, I am sure something will happen in January if they can make it.}

2.) 09 Jan 2018 13:13:03
Thank you for the quick response Ed.

3.) 09 Jan 2018 15:08:39
Cheers Ed, much appreciated.

4.) 10 Jan 2018 04:00:18
I’m still convinced Ed002 is the head of the CIA, NSA, or MI6. Only explanation. Even Jorge mendes and pini zahavi check this site for insider info. :)

{Ed001's Note - I met Jorge Mendes once out here, the only thing he said to me was 'who is Ed002?'}



03 Jan 2018 09:11:32
Does anyone know if reports of Mou being overly frustrated by Woodward's transfer policy are true?


1.) 03 Jan 2018 10:39:22
I'd suggest just listening to jose. He most definitely is annoyed at the transfer policy.

2.) 03 Jan 2018 10:47:44
Probably because mourinho seems frustrated in general everytime I've seen him.

For someone whose the highest paid manager in the league with pretty much free reign at the biggest club in the world, he sure could lighten up a bit.

As far as transfers go, what more could woodward have done, he's backed him with bailly, micky, pogba, lindelof, matic and lukaku. He even brought his buddy zlatan in and then resigned his buddy zlatan when he clearly had a serious injury and would struggle to recover.

People will obviously point to perisic and maybe a left back, but is that really the difference between us and city?

3.) 03 Jan 2018 12:22:58
Its not as simple as that DSG, your speculating far too much. Of course there's a big reason for the speculation, but your just making stuff up.

4.) 03 Jan 2018 12:20:28
Ed002 mentioned that Bailly wasnt a Mourinho signing.

5.) 03 Jan 2018 20:03:12
FZZ what have i made up? Genuinely curious

EL LOCO, well who ever signed bailly should probably sign some more player because he's been quality since he joined.

6.) 03 Jan 2018 21:57:07
Your whole 3rd paragraph is made up.

7.) 04 Jan 2018 18:41:51
How? It is a fact we have signed those players.

Also its pretty much a fact that Zlatan is joses buddy.



04 Oct 2016 17:14:11
Bale rumors resurfacing and snowballing.


1.) 05 Oct 2016 08:19:13
And will probably just melt away like every other year.

2.) 05 Oct 2016 14:15:28
Makes perfect sense. Bale on the right. Rashford up front. Griezmann number 10. Martial on the left.

Got to love (hate) the tabloids.

{Ed004's Note - With Pogba behind them all obviously...}

3.) 05 Oct 2016 14:15:28
Makes perfect sense. Bale on the right. Rashford up front. Griezmann number 10. Martial on the left.

Got to love (hate) the tabloids.

{Ed004's Note - With Pogba behind them all obviously...}

4.) 05 Oct 2016 17:49:33
Now THAT would be a front 5!

5.) 06 Oct 2016 12:57:48
With that front 5 we won't need midfield 😂😂.

6.) 12 Oct 2016 18:19:43
Jesus what a front 5 that would be 😍😍😍.



14 Jun 2016 15:07:10
Apparently Zlatan deal is done pending a post Euro medical.


1.) 14 Jun 2016 15:41:06
This seems to be the worst kept secret since Jose Mourinho.

2.) 14 Jun 2016 15:44:50
I'm delighted with that news. Not everyone will be pleased but imo it will be a great signing. I'm hoping we see a lot from him and a great deal more from Bastian next season too those 2 senior pros could be the catalyst for a great season.



30 Jan 2015 15:23:25
Utd signs Sadiq El Fitouri





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21 Jan 2019 11:20:55
At the moment we have a Manager who was Utd. 's former striker and our attack has improved significantly. He is being assisted by a former Utd midfielder and our midfield now has some stability. Do we maybe need an ex Utd center back to sort out our defense? As it is obviously our weakest area. I know mike Phealan played as a LB for us for a while, but maybe a Cb (the caliber of Rio, Vidic etc) who can add his voice to that section on the field. Or will it be a matter of too many cooks spoil the broth?


1.) 21 Jan 2019 11:50:54
I would be tempted not to rock the boat, ae the saying goes if it ain't broke don't fix it.

I feel the issue with our defence is a combination of not having the right quality there.

Valencia, Young, Dalot, Shaw, Darmian, Jones, Smalling, Bailly, Lindelof and Rojo.

Just look at that group of players and let it sink in. Young is solid back up, Shaw and Dalot are young and developing, Lindelof on recent form might turn out good enough. Then you have Bailly who has great potential but has stagnated and suffered quite a few injuries over the last 18 months.

That's 3 maybe 4 out of 10 might be good enough, but most of them are still young and developing. No amount of coaching will make Smalling a good passer at this stage in his career, no amount of coaching will stop Jones or Rojo making stupid mistakes.

We just need better defenders, If it was me this summer I would spend most of the money on defenders with maybe one or two midfielders coming in as cover/ competition. I wouldn't worry about forwards, we don't need No.10's, we don't need strikers. People talk about a right winger, and it would be nice, but we have some excellent youngsters coming through who could take up that role.

Personally I would want to see Valencia, Jones, Smalling, Rojo, Young and Darmian leave this summer. With Ricardo Pereira, Koulibaly, Danny Rose and possibly Nathan Ake coming in. Although I would be fine giving Tuanzebe more game time in place of Ake and maybe keep Young for one more season as back up.

I think we need four top quality full backs to compete in multiple competitions. We need more quality at CB.

That would give us options of Ricardo Pareira, Dalot, Lindelof, Bailly, Koulibaly, Ake, Tuanzebe, Shaw, Rose and maybe Young.

With maybe someone like NDombele or Reuben Neves replacing Fellaini.



22 Nov 2018 11:28:35
What would you guys say if Utd were to go in for Jonathan Tah, I watched him when he was at Hamburg but only a few times since joining Leverkusen. I think he is a good defender to throw in the mix with the Seria A contingent we seem to be linked with.


1.) 22 Nov 2018 15:17:32
That is a good shout tbh, a defender who likes to link up play and dribble.



09 Nov 2018 09:40:55
I have a pal who is a huge fan just like most of us. He has an interesting conspiracy theory of sorts. He is convinced that the players do not like playing with Sanchez and give their best when he is not among the 11 on the pitch. He feels the sooner he get rid of Sanchez the better.
Personally i don't buy it but what are your thoughts guys?


1.) 09 Nov 2018 10:15:34
Sorry mate but that is rubbish 😂. although Sanchez has been poor since joining, his last two appearances as cf has improved our overall game and we look a better side. His movement, work rate and ball control has been 10x better than Lukaku this season. Yes maybe we have scored goal as soon as Sanchez has gone off but we are more effective when we start him centrally rather than bringing him off the bench. Hope he starts again against city and bags a much needed goal.

2.) 09 Nov 2018 12:53:15
The French contingent, and other players may have not liked the way AM was dropped and treated. They may have blamed Sanchez.

But once the players get on the pitch, do you really think they choose not to try because a certain player is starting? Really?



07 Aug 2018 16:50:37
Does do Utd Rumour page have a Fantasy mini league?
I tried 49080-257895 but that was for the liverpool page.


1.) 07 Aug 2018 18:04:28



26 Jul 2018 12:19:53
Sentiments aside, Shaw had an awful game. Darmian did better in 15 minutes than shaw did in 75 minutes on the left flank. That tells us a lot. Tuanzebe also played match better when shaw was taken off. It is harsh to judge a player by 1 preseason game, but has it really been only one game? Pity Demetri Mitchel wasn't given a run.


1.) 26 Jul 2018 12:53:04
Shaw still has such potential, however, he is a player who needs to be let loose in a more attacking team. Those games at the start of his second season before his injury he was our best player and key offensive threat. The talents there, but Mourinho isn't the man to get it out of him. To get into Mourinho's team he has to play Mourinho's way, which for Shaw is like playing with the handbrake on. He is better going forward than he is defending. Our set up stops him doing what he's best at and makes him focus on what he's worst at. He probably needs to move on sadly, I expect him to kick in and play well wherever he goes.

I don't think Mitchell would benefit much from Mourinho's tactics either. Being a former winger and only playing full back for the last few years he is a more offensive full back than Jose would like. He would probably suffer the same fate as Shaw, where he would be made to do the things he worst at and restricted from doing what he's best at.

2.) 26 Jul 2018 13:27:40
You say Shaw is better going forward but his delivery into the box is terrible, I think he has only ever made 4 or 5 assists, never scored for United either, that is not down to Mourinho. Most of the time the best he offers is just that he is another body for the opposition to mark.

3.) 26 Jul 2018 13:44:52
Shappy what makes you think shaw has potential to be top class. Are you bading that in the 1 good seadon he had at Southampton when he was 17? He has not played 10 consecutive games for 4 years and not made 1 tip class performance for 3 seasons so what are you basing your judgement on?
Lots of teenagers don't follow through. A lot more don't than do but essential shaw has done nothing in 4 years to suggest he will be a top player but has done plenty to suggest he won't be.

4.) 26 Jul 2018 13:46:45
So Shappy, you are basing his sky reaching talents on 10 games?

5.) 26 Jul 2018 14:40:25
I said Shaw has potential, it's still there, his pace, control and ability to beat players is still there. Unfortunately there has been no development in his game over the last few years, years in which he has had an injury that would have ended his career 25 years ago. A change in managers, and no consistency in selection. I'm not saying kits everyone's fault but his own, he has to take a lot of the blame for not keeping himself in shape, for not focusing enough on his profession and for clearly rubbing Mourinho up the wrong way.

However, there are circumstances that haven't helped him. If the penny can drop and he has the support and encouragement he needs there is no reason why he can't start to fulfill that potential.

Will the penny drop? Maybe. Will he be given the support and encouragement from those inside the club? Maybe, although I would say it's unlikely to come from Mourinho.

I doubt he will live up to that potential, but I don't think the club or the fans should turn their backs on a young player who has been unfortunate as well as a little foolish so quickly.

I have said many times on here that the positions we need to sort out above all others in the full back positions. I think someone should come in at LB to challenge Shaw. There is nothing wrong with having two good players for one position. If Shaw raises to the challenge then great, if not then then he can leave and we can say we gave him every chance.

6.) 26 Jul 2018 14:58:46
Shappy, yesterday he was played as a wing back. I don't know how much more of an offensive set up can am attacking LB want. He was making runs only to misplace passes, mis-control or simply pass back. When Darmian outshines you in 15 minutes at left back then I am sorry, you aren't good enough. It is for this reason I asked about Demetri, just like mou kept faiith with former wingers last season in young and valencia.

7.) 26 Jul 2018 15:27:36
Ken, couldn't agree more. I've been saying for two seasons that Shaw is a terrible player. I just do not see the love in people have for him. His defensive positioning is non existent. His attacking qualities are not great as his ball control is terrible. We need to get rid of him sooner rather than later. I cannot stand the guy.

8.) 26 Jul 2018 15:34:34
Shaw was incredible before he broke his leg and that was under the woeful LVG. There is magic there, just wrong manager to bring it out in him.

Shaw is at fault as well, but if he is prone to weight/ attitude issues, then why drop him after being one of the best players on the pitch, several times last season?

Surely a manager should be able to hone the talent and work on the issues, not stifle the talent and encourage the issues?!

9.) 26 Jul 2018 16:25:08
Never once was he the best player on a pitch last season or in any of the 4 seasons he has been here beast. Bang average. Never played 10 consecutive games. Bowles signing and if he was forgein he would be getting lashed on here. Lazy and useless i'd say.

10.) 26 Jul 2018 16:54:16
Sometimes we see things differently Ken.

11.) 26 Jul 2018 17:40:01
True mate.

12.) 26 Jul 2018 19:34:05
Shaw is terrible. If he wasn’t English we’d not care.

13.) 26 Jul 2018 19:34:05
Shaw is terrible. If he wasn’t English we’d not care.




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15 Jan 2019 11:24:02
Park you really think City will chase Wan while they have Walker and Danilo? If I remember correctly Wan got his chance when TFM got injured at Palace, prior to that he (TFM) played quite well for them.




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04 Jan 2019 07:50:52
Sadly, for me it should be 'Bye bye TFM'




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02 Jan 2019 09:23:53
Isn't smalling 6tf4? :P.




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20 Nov 2018 10:06:22
Maybe Nico Elvedi ;)




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15 Nov 2018 11:37:02
{Ed002's Note - That is what Mr Mourinho wants. } Just a follow up question to this comment from Ed, is this the best thing for utd at the moment? In the opinions of the Eds and members here.
Personally, if he is going to get FULL support from the Board et al then why not. Mou may not be the best coach to rebuild a team but he did a fantastic job building the 04/ 05 Chelsea team. Prior to that he did return Porto to Glory. If there are other coaches there who can do this then I am open to that as well, but as it stands, we have Mou.





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21 Jan 2019 11:29:54
If Scholes does get the coaching job, what happens if Salford get promoted this season? There will be some sort of conflict of interest for him then, won't there?




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18 Jan 2019 14:20:48
Ed001, I know, I am currently in Ghana. You mean Kennedy Agyepong.


{Ed001's Note - yes mate.}



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18 Jan 2019 11:23:10
Marcelo Bielsa's doing a good job with Leeds, Kiko isn't a bad signing at all.

On another note, very Sad about Hussein-Suale, he was one of the main investigators on Anas' team. Hope justice is served!


{Ed001's Note - it is insane what is going on in Ghana, you need to check out that politician asking people to get him!}



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17 Jan 2019 11:51:51
Have saved this article, worth rereading it!


{Ed001's Note - thanks mate.}



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16 Jan 2019 11:04:48
Well done James Collins!