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06 Jun 2019 10:07:53
Just read somewhere that PSG have made a £70 million bid for David de Gea and that DDG's agent Jorge Mendes will meet with PSG reps in Qatar later this week to negotiate a deal.


1.) 06 Jun 2019 10:38:54
We won't get anywhere near that amount for him.

2.) 06 Jun 2019 10:44:52
Just announced that buffon is leaving?

3.) 06 Jun 2019 11:02:55
70m sounds reasonable, better than letting him leave on a free next year.

4.) 06 Jun 2019 11:39:09
Romero for the year. See how he and Henderson (at Sheffield United) get on then decide next summer what to do. If neither are up to it then dip into the market for a goalkeeper who's good with the ball at their feet. Hopefully we won't need to buy one with them two. If Dave leaves then thanks for the great service. We'd be in an even worse position without you ❤.

5.) 06 Jun 2019 11:40:13
I'd snap their hands off at 70m. He is on a free next year and won't sign a new deal.

6.) 06 Jun 2019 12:10:52
agree with shappy snap there hands off for that amount,

we need to be making the defense a priority and we wouldn't need to rely on the keeper as much as we have done over the years.

7.) 06 Jun 2019 12:34:04
Anything over £50 million is good business. He might have twelve months to go but if PSG want him now then they'll have to reach a deal acceptable to us.

8.) 06 Jun 2019 17:07:46
Hazard £88million with a year left on his contract.

I'd hope to expect £60 million or around that figure.

9.) 06 Jun 2019 21:37:16
70 millions on De Gea is good pay out since they can use this money to get Oblak from AT Madrid.



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.




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13 Jun 2019 09:32:47
So 1st game is Chelsea at OT? What a way to get a season started! Can't wait.


1.) 13 Jun 2019 10:53:27
And wolves afterwards. Frankly i am not feeling good about it.

2.) 13 Jun 2019 11:08:30
Why not Srestha? we don't know what team we will have by that date.

3.) 13 Jun 2019 11:26:53
Wigs I think that's the exact reason people are uneasy about the start of the season. Everything is up in the air.

Are pogba, de gea and lukaku leaving or staying?

Is daniel james the only forward we sign this summer?

Are we going to sign a centre back who can pass a football without having a seizure?

Are we going to sign a midfielder who has a good first touch and doesn't run like he's fallen into quicksand?

Is alexis sanchez going to do anything productive in manchester apart from walk his dogs?

Most well run clubs don't have this many issues to address in between seasons.

{Ed001's Note - to be fair Sanchez has been very productive. He has produced his first movie.}

4.) 13 Jun 2019 12:04:50
DSG we have a whole 2 months to get answers to that before the 1st match. And to attempt to answer your questions from a personal POV
1. Only Lukaku
2. No
3. Yes, to be fair Lindelof is already doing that.
4. Yes
5. I wish. :)

5.) 13 Jun 2019 12:09:10
ed hahaha.

6.) 13 Jun 2019 12:16:33

How about our club is such a mess with still no clear idea about our game approach. Not sure which of our top players will leave and average players will get contract extended.

Ps we have poor history with chelsea and wolves buried us last season. Maybe i am being too negative but my mood will be defined once transfer window finishes 😆.

7.) 13 Jun 2019 14:14:11
my point being there's nothing we can do about any of that, maybe i'm on my own but if we sign nobody else then so be it, ill still look forward to the start of the season whatever will be.



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{Ed's Note - mbd has posted a new article entitled, Football Player's Superstitions




03 Apr 2019 12:33:40
In all honesty I did not envisage us losing this game. Thinking wolves have the FA cup as priority, we may have had an easier evening. Started so brightly as well. I feel quite deflated at the moment.
But the reality is it will take time and a lot of effort to steer this club back onto the right direction and then more time for it to reach the top as we got accustomed to in the Fergie Era. Till then, what we can do as fans is to support the club and back the new manager to get the best out of his players.


1.) 03 Apr 2019 13:25:21
I agree mate we seem to have hit a tough patch at a critical time. The new manager bounce has truly worn off. I think ole has a huge task on his hand. This club has been steering rudderless for nearly 6 years now. We have wasted so much money on so many poor players that this will not be a quick fix. We as fans need to get behind ole and be patient. Whilst he may not have a glittering CV, he is one of us. I’m sure our current predicament hurts him as much as it hurts us.

We must invest properly and shrewdly in the market. A director of football is a must. There are several players who are just not good enough. We need to get Sánchez off the books because his wage is causing huge unrest. If pogba and De Gea are not committing then they need to go. We need players who actually want to be at this club. One bad apple can ruin the cart (not sure if that’s the right phrase) . For all his promise pogba flatters to deceive for me. Frustratingly inconsistent. He has a huge influence on this dressing room and that in itself shows how far we’ve fallen.

Where are the leaders who set the tone? Where are the winners who accept nothing but 110% on the pitch? Where are this players that embody the manager and his philosophy? There are far too many average players in this squad who do not have the mentality to return us to the top of the food chain. Until we rid ourselves of the sentimental crap mentality then we will not challenge for league titles and European cups. That means the likes of mata, Herrera (if he doesn’t want to sign), smalling, Jones, Rojo, Young all need to go. Where is the ruthlessness? Where have the standards gone? Because it seems they died the day sir Alex left. The one iota of hope I have is that ole is conditioned by these standards. He is a winner and I hope he translates this onto this side.

I think the criticism of ole has been really harsh from some supporters. I will admit Poch was always my choice but you cannot look past what ole has done. He deserves the chance. Now we back him. Until he has been given money to spend then it is unfair to judge him. We must be patient. Give him time to build this side. It’s taken Klopp nearly three years to build his side. Whether we like it or not they are a very good team. They invested smartly and believed in what the manager was trying to do. Pains me to say but we have to follow in similar vein.

I’m going to the game on Wednesday. I will admit I’m a little deflated but hopefully we will see a classic European night under the lights at old Trafford that will be remembered for years to come. Let’s get behind the team and hope that we can prove all the doubters wrong.

2.) 03 Apr 2019 14:24:45
Good post, Park. Those who believed in José always said he should have 3 seasons, 2 at the very least, to build his side. Yet, they're willing to write Ole off after a few games.

3.) 03 Apr 2019 21:27:09
Stevie the reason is that Jose wasnt backed and the players that he wanted weren't bought rather the advertised players were given to him. What makes you think Ole would be backed by Woodward and players like Bale won't be bought. Jose at least jad the pedigree, what does Ole have?

4.) 04 Apr 2019 05:25:15
I love it when people say Mourinho wasn’t backed 😂 he was backed. He spent hundreds or millions. Brought in player that even he did not trust in the team. Sure in the end they lost faith but only after he brought in players he was only prepared to put on the bench and use the likes of Smalling; Jones; young.



28 Mar 2019 10:47:47
With the kind of 'audition' Ole has had, it would have been very difficult not to make him permanent and would have risked a lot of toxicity (to borrow from ed 02).
A couple of months to end of season, with pre season already planned we and the team needed to know who will lead Utd.
Now this decision is timely and will facilitate all other aspects of the game for us.
I think this appointment is the most popular with the fans since fergie left, we have but one hope; Return to GLORY.
Ole Ole Ole!


1.) 28 Mar 2019 12:03:50
regardless of the fans opinion

the guy has transformed the team along with his staff has us playing football again.

the last 2 games have both been losses but we look tired given now we do more in games.

everyone said his test was feb/ march well he well and truly passes that test.

he deserves the job and now the hard work starts.

2.) 28 Mar 2019 13:36:06
Just been reading all the scouse comments on various media. How could we have made such a bad mistake? LOL.

3.) 28 Mar 2019 19:15:14
Well ot7 ole has lost points on Liverpool since he took over so they aren't overly concerned.
Im delighted though.
I don't understand the timing of the announcement. But there is no doubt that its a popular appointment.
He ticked nearly every box during his trial period. He has earned the job.

4.) 28 Mar 2019 19:48:11
I don't think he has earned the job just yet.

5.) 28 Mar 2019 20:19:29
Leahy spot on. What if things go pear shaped from now until the end of the season. No way can the club sack him as it would be really badly received by the fans and press. As much as I like Ole and appreciate what he has done so far the fact is he has won nothing of note as a manager. I hope he makes me eat my words and I will be delighted to do so but I fear that once again the club have made a bad error of judgement.

6.) 28 Mar 2019 20:35:00
I believe the timing brings a boost to the team after the international break and hopefully brings new energy after the last two games. hopefully It would last until the end of the season.
It would be interesting to see how the team stands after the barcelona maches. regardless of the result.

7.) 28 Mar 2019 20:59:57
Who else was available?

Poch wants to stay to house warm the new stadium. Also he's won nowt.

Blanc, not good enough.

Allegri not the right style.

Anyone else?

8.) 28 Mar 2019 21:34:58
We have a few hard games coming up, I would still have waited and the end of the season I would be looking at what ole has done the last few months and make the decision straight way after the last game of the season.

9.) 28 Mar 2019 22:48:24
Presumably at some point between now and May Woodworm starts thinking about maybe signing a player or two, just to have something to put on the outgoings column of his excel spreadsheet. He meets with agents. They ask the important question: "if my client moves to Manchester who will be his manager? " Probably not best to leave it till right when everyone in the football world packs their bags and heads for the nearest beach to be appointing a manager.

10.) 29 Mar 2019 00:31:28
Don't appoint him yet, just wait for the next game, then the next game.

This feels like the appointment Moyes was supposed to be. A guy who will grow into the role with the values of the club at the core of his being.

He's a positivity guy who has lifted the performances of the players he's got. The club feels more unified. Maybe that means we don't sign 6 of everyone's favourite players in the summer. But maybe, just maybe, it might bring us sustaining success in the longer term.

11.) 29 Mar 2019 01:31:06
I agree Mort that we need to have a definite plans and manager arranged well in time for the summer holidays and transfer window but imagine if we start to lose and drop out of contention for the Champions league places then which top players Will be attracted to us? Should have waited til our season was defined as a success or not.



25 Mar 2019 09:40:15
Frankly I have not watched much of Sancho or Odoi, but the frenzy about them has caught my attention. One question for all that have seen them play, are they a better option than bringing Depay back?


1.) 25 Mar 2019 11:13:31
Both seem to do a better job on the right wing than Depay.

Sancho seems great but I wouldn't underestimate the affect of playing in Germany out of the spot light.

Not seen enough of CHA looks a talented player but very young.

2.) 25 Mar 2019 11:40:01
Depay has improved dramatically since he moved, did we have some sort of clause to buy him back? If we do I'd take him back, he was the right player but at the wrong time. He would fit into this style 100%.

3.) 25 Mar 2019 12:50:53
No doubt Depay has improved since his move to Lyon. But has he improved dramatically or has a run of games in a comparatively weaker league enable him to find his best form?

I wonder if he would be able to perform to the same standard in the EPL at a club that is constantly playing under the spotlight of the world's press.

Great players have struggled under the weight of the United shirt playing in the unforgiving EPL.

I think he is an excellent player, but I question whether he has the mentality and attitude to make it at a top club.

I think we should look towards other players now and let Memphis seek out the right career path for him.

4.) 25 Mar 2019 12:57:53
Thought Depay played on the left wing?

5.) 25 Mar 2019 13:03:05
To me Sancho and Odois work ethic and image alone would be tempting rather than Depay who just wants to be famous and extravagant.

6.) 25 Mar 2019 14:19:13
Shappy, same way we can't be sure either Sancho or Odoi won't struggle with the weight of donning the Utd shirt. To be fair, Depay has also been good for his national team not just lyon.

The Eds did say the move was too soon for Depay, add that with the number 7 Jersey, and you get double the pressure. Even Valencia with his experience at utd could not handle that pressure. Perhaps now with a bit more maturity he can fill slot back in.

You are right Steve, Depay is predominantly a LW as is Odoi, Sancho though seems more of a RW.

7.) 25 Mar 2019 15:36:24
Just to weigh in on this as a Chelsea fan who's seen nearly all of Callum's minutes for the first team.

He was thought of as a left winger purely to start the season, but he's looked as electric, if not more on the right where he's less eager to cut inside and instead utilise the space on the flank.

8.) 25 Mar 2019 16:06:21
Sign both, gives plenty of options. Move on Liberace and Mata.

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10.) 25 Mar 2019 18:22:18
Sancho and Hudson-Odoi would both be able to take the pressure of being at Utd. They are class acts that are well above their years in terms of development.
To think that Sancho had the intuition to leave a PL side and then go to Germany and make a success of his early career speaks volumes. Hudson-Odoi wants to do the same. Neither player was phased by playing for England the other night.
You can always say that buying any player is a risk but with the right manager and players in the squad to help these young players there is no problem.
Anyway Utd have tried the proven pro in Sánchez and look at what that has provided.
I would take either of these without any hesitation.

11.) 25 Mar 2019 19:16:06
Sanchez Ken.

12.) 25 Mar 2019 19:42:51
I posted about these two young players and it went on the discussion page. Odoi and Sancho are very young but look high potential. I would prefer those two to Bale and Griezmann for example, but whether the decision maker at the club will think so is what matters. Bale has had a number of chances, so enough of chasing him. Sancho and Odoi is risky but I think has a potential high upside.

13.) 25 Mar 2019 20:58:27
Names like bale sell papers but I think we will buy young this year .
That said people like there star names.

No chance Chelsea will let odoi go to United, I wouldn't be surprised if we got Sancho tho .

We have some good young players at the club but people always want to buy established names .

14.) 26 Mar 2019 06:25:57
Can you imagine the uproar on the site last January if we had of thrown a couple of mill at sancho and not gone the "extra mile " for Sanchez when he was available?

Can you imagine the uproar if we didn't buy griezmann but gave a player like Chong a chance?
Would people really give these young lads a chance to develop, learn the game have dips in form?
It was only a few month ago people wanted rid of shaw and martial, look at the stick rash was getting .

15.) 26 Mar 2019 12:45:21
That was when we were losing our identity. People have started to remember what United are about. I think most people would give them time. There'll always be the odd cabbage who wants everything now. After all Sanchez has proven such a hit.




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07 Jun 2019 14:17:30
Thanks Ed for all the details, this should hold this page for a while.
Thank you Southern Monkey for such a pleasantly put question and repeating it ever so casually as a reminder. Some of us can learn a thing or 2 from you.




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02 Jun 2019 09:30:45
Cheers Ken, your post sort of refreshed this page.




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30 May 2019 17:08:54
I grasp your point perfectly, that was why I gave the example of jones who gives his all when he plays. There was no real bashing of young on this thread, but we all admit he is past it and we need to better that department. Maybe AY was being picked because we don't have any option.
To elaborate on my point of preferring the players with quality, we can take Hazard as an example, he has been flirting with Real Madrid more that half his career with chelsea be it just rumours or misguided utterances, that however never stopped him from being a professional and delivering when called upon.




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30 May 2019 16:09:59
Well KG, I understand your sentiment but I would rather have 11 a bunch of egotistical, lazy, overrated, self-indulging, players who actually earn their money by delivering on their quality (not saying our current crop does this) rather than players lacking quality who love the club and give everything. If that is the criteria then we can get a starting 11 from this page each earning at most a tenth per month of what is currently being paid weekly.
It isn't enough to be committed, (Phil jones also comes to mind) you need to have the attributes and quality to back it, our Captain does NOT! He doe not deserve to start for us and maybe even does not deserve the bench.
It is about time we call a spade a spade.

Look at the RBs for the teams that finished top ten in the league and pick the worst performing ones.
City - Walker
Lpool - TAA
Chelsea - Azpi
Spurs - Trippier and Aurier
Arsenal - Bellerin and Niles
Utd - Young
Wolves - Doherty
Everton - Coleman
Leicester - Ricardo
Westham - Zabaleta / Fredricks

And even some from the bottom ten like AWB and the young Yan Valery. I am sorry but personally from what i saw this season, young should only be kept if he has any sort of positive influence in the dressing room.




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30 May 2019 10:18:57
AMEN to that!





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13 Jun 2019 12:04:50
DSG we have a whole 2 months to get answers to that before the 1st match. And to attempt to answer your questions from a personal POV
1. Only Lukaku
2. No
3. Yes, to be fair Lindelof is already doing that.
4. Yes
5. I wish. :)




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13 Jun 2019 10:57:35
Interested to see how Woodgate fairs.




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12 Jun 2019 13:02:24
Ironic to say the least . But I agree, lack of reasoning.




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12 Jun 2019 11:46:58
FA's lead ambassador is the guy they banned 8 months and fined for missing a drug test! LOL.


{Ed001's Note - this is the FA who gave Stuart Pearce a job in the England set up, despite him being found guilty of racially abusing opposing players. They really do not think.}



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11 Jun 2019 15:10:46
Perth, couldn't agree more mate.