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27 Jul 2020 10:12:15
Does jack grealish helping villa stay up make it easier or harder for a deal to be done to sign him up?


{Ed002's Note - It makes no difference.}



29 Jun 2019 17:16:16
Rashford close to signing a new deal.

Great news.


1.) 29 Jun 2019 18:07:02
Yeh fantastic.

2.) 29 Jun 2019 18:58:18
Good news he’s committing to a new deal altho if reported figures are true i'm not sure why he would get 250k a week plus at his age where do you go from there. Another massive contract for a young player that needs to prove he's worth half that. I guess i'm just a old f****r and despise the over paid nature of these young lads who have done nothing within the game. Personally if have said score 30+ goals this season we can talk about a wage increase.

3.) 29 Jun 2019 19:12:09
Who knows if that reported figure is true and who cares how we personally feel about how much he earns. The key point is that its all relative.

If sanchez is on what he's reported to be on then rashford has every claim to earn as much as he can. he's done more for this club in the 10 games he played under lvg than sanchez has ever done for us.

Martial and shaw just got new contracts and i assume a pay rise, rashford deserves it more than them.

Most posters on here in the last third of the season becried the lack of players who put the required effort in and have the desire to improve themselves. Rashford has both those qualities as well as technical abilities that few in his age range can match.

4.) 29 Jun 2019 19:34:56
Shouldn’t be on three times what Wan-Bissaka has paid. He’s equally as unproven over a sustained period of time.

5.) 29 Jun 2019 20:03:17
Great news if true he has every chance of being the focal point of this new young team we are building.

6.) 30 Jun 2019 09:59:16
This is clearly nonsense. It’s all gone to his head and he is holding the club to ransom for £300K a week isn’t he?



08 Jun 2019 12:13:05
A few reports coming out now that united are getting frustrated and are surprised by the fees involved in signing british young players.

Have they been living under a rock for the past 6 or 16 years?

I completely understand that they have certain valuations for players and if they are quoted over that then they should back away in most circumstances and move on to other targets.

But prices for young british homegrown players have always been at a premium whether its rio ferdiand, andy carroll or kyle walker and i would be baffled if this was surprising them.


1.) 08 Jun 2019 13:07:43
There’s no doubt a Manchester United tax is added to the value of any player we approach.

Daniel James being the perfect example. We are paying twice the fee Leeds were quoted only four months ago.

2.) 09 Jun 2019 02:52:55
Rooney Rio Andy Carroll sterling Walker

The list goes on homegrown cost a hell of a lot more.

3.) 09 Jun 2019 08:28:29
Except Rooney and Rio were worth every penny for our club!

4.) 09 Jun 2019 09:38:35
Very true Eric. As is Sterling for City.

Imagine what Scholes would be worth today 🤔.

5.) 09 Jun 2019 12:36:56
AT Wazza finally someone who really rates Scholes as high as me, if we had a player like Scholes in our current squad our defense wouldn't be as exposed as it has been the past years, he is what i would call MAESTRO. one of those players that don't get recognize in England but are truly hard to find.

6.) 09 Jun 2019 15:22:58
Remanutd he’s exactly the type of player we need. You see Rashford making so many runs but the ball moves sideways.

I remember a game we were losing, playing badly and Scholes was brought on. It was the end of his career. But he collected the ball four times and each time he passed the ball forward. He was so aggressive with his passing, fast and direct.



01 Apr 2019 13:13:09
So duncan castles reporting that herrera is off to psg.

Does anyone agree to the clubs stance not to fold to his wage demands?

Who does that leave as our second best midfielder at the club? Michael carrick?


1.) 01 Apr 2019 13:37:08
I agree with this stance but the club also need to stop giving into demands of someone like Sanchez who's on double what Herrera wants.

2.) 01 Apr 2019 14:11:32
Is that his wages freed up to pay DDG what he wants?

3.) 01 Apr 2019 14:33:48
I agree. We need to commit 30m plus for a squad player approaching 30. Nah. Rock on free up the wages for a better player.

4.) 01 Apr 2019 15:03:43
Ken why let herrera go the likely scenario would be we would have to spend minimum of 50m to replace him with inflated fees. Plus wages on top there's plenty on more than him that should be shown the door before him. can't fathom how jones got a new deal and herrera didnt.

5.) 01 Apr 2019 15:12:01
why are we giving the likes of Jones and young new contracts but herrera letting go.

ddg still has another season but still its a joke. you keep your best players.

other than arsenal who have also a reputation to losing players this doesn't happen anywhere else.

6.) 01 Apr 2019 15:32:14
We aren't 'letting him go', this great player who everyone loves and loves the club is holding us to ransom over his wages, he isn't half as good as he thinks he is and could easily be replaced. Thanks for the good times Ander, but you are never going to be in a premier league winning first team.

7.) 01 Apr 2019 16:07:54
so is DDG holding us to ransom?

8.) 01 Apr 2019 16:10:47
I'm in two minds. Its a lot of money for a 30 year old that could be better spent. But then its another signing we'll need to make to replace him which maybe lessons what we can commit on other signings.

9.) 01 Apr 2019 16:29:40
Reports saying Utd won't offer more than £170k pw. Probably £50k too much being offered already for me.

10.) 01 Apr 2019 16:51:19
I agree with the club on this one. 170k a week sounds more than reasonable. If ander wants more that's his perogative.

11.) 01 Apr 2019 17:56:24

Yes, but he’s our best player and we would struggle to replace him with someone of the same quality so he will probably get what he wants, I don’t think anyone is under any illusion that De Gea hasn’t already tried to leave once, he’s just bloody good so we let him off.

12.) 01 Apr 2019 20:23:13
Why would PSG want him Rabiot cannot make there side he’s about 2 levels above Herrera,

13.) 01 Apr 2019 20:31:26
They maybe see something you don't?

14.) 02 Apr 2019 04:32:02
So just out of curiosity, who would you guys replace Herrera with who is an improvement and who also will cost less than 200k a week in wages?

15.) 02 Apr 2019 05:51:26
Personally I would break the bank for Saul Niguez.
He can take the midfield as well as the whole team to next level.
He can pick intricate forward passes like Pogba. Does excellent work off the ball.
And he is just 24. Well worth the investment.

{Ed001's Note - and he can cover almost every position on the pitch as well. I do not understand why no one has already broken the bank for him. It is not like he has just emerged, I can remember suggesting him as one of the players I would want Liverpool to sign when he was 17. So he has been about and looking top class for a long time.}

16.) 02 Apr 2019 06:36:31
Agree Ed. Not many consistent top quality midfielders around.
There are rumours linking him to City which is a real worry.

17.) 02 Apr 2019 13:34:18
Herrera is one of our better players, and there is no chance we will get a replacement of the same standard on less than 200k wages plus a hefty transfer fee. We can't afford to not give him the contract he wants, as doing so will cost us more than giving it to him.

18.) 02 Apr 2019 13:42:40
There is no point in giving 200k wage for a 29 year old who can pass only side ways. He may not even be a regular in the coming seasons.
And then we have problems with salary cap out.
So overall, it is a huge risk.
If we continue this, Next Smalling will ask for 200k a week contract.

19.) 02 Apr 2019 23:31:43
Who know. people who worry for extra expenses needed to replace him, need to think may be if Rabiot coming our way in free. in our wage budget? None of us know. But if Ole is taking this decision, then he must have calculated this. Now we can expect 2 new CM to come in.

20.) 02 Apr 2019 23:40:58
Completely agreed ed1. The worst decision Ed wayward has made in my view is cancelling the transfer plans in the winter window before LVGs sacking. We were meant to have a meeting with Atleti with regards to Saul. For me Saul is the best all round CM in the world. If not for Kante, Saul would be the best midfielder IMO.



20 Jan 2019 16:47:59
According to report, we have triggered the year option in darmians contract, he will go to juventus on a lon with an option to buy.

I assume that valencia has enough fitness to see this season out then leave on a free in the summer.

Young will probably get an extension leaving dalot shaw young and fosu mensah as our full back options next season unless we bring someone in.


1.) 20 Jan 2019 18:02:33
Tfm will not be in our squad next season as a full back option. If ww don't bring a full back in i expect the 4 would be mitchell shaw young and dalot.
Interesting that he cose to play dalot on the left yesterday when shaw fell ill instead of young.
It shows that both young and shaw can play either side adequately.

2.) 20 Jan 2019 21:59:14
Not good enough options in my opinion. Shaw is playing better, I'm happy with him as my first choice atm, with young and depot as cover. We need a top class rb because we have nothing down the right. I like depot but not sure if he's ready to be first choice just yet. We could do with someone who's about 29-30 in their prime for a couple of years till dalot is ready. That and a top centre back and we'd have a good foundation to build from.

3.) 21 Jan 2019 06:06:29
Shaw and young for LB. Dalot and a top right back at peak for RB.

4.) 21 Jan 2019 06:26:16
Wan Bissaka.

5.) 21 Jan 2019 11:38:07
I would like to see us go for Milenkovic to play at RB with Dalot as cover. He's young but can also play central. I would also love us to see if Mbappe can be prised away from PSG given their financial woes. Imagine a front three of Rashford, Martial and Mbappe!

6.) 21 Jan 2019 12:29:49
I woyld rather we brought in a RB and a LB. Mitchell is not good enough - offer money for Kieran Tierney and that's LB sorted, he has the potential to be the best LB in UK. At RB we need someone who is ready to go, Perreira would be my choice but I am sure there are plenty options.




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25 Jul 2020 15:32:01
Rodgers: “We want to qualify for the champions league, they need to”

He makes a good point, can we handle the pressure tomorrow?

If i'm right in thinking the adidas sponsorship deal will reduce significantly if we don't get champions league football.


1.) 25 Jul 2020 16:34:27
I think it’s cut by 25%!

2.) 25 Jul 2020 17:07:06
It should be enough to show reruns of 1999 and 2008 finals. Just tell them that's where you can be if you try hard enough. Also show Pogba pics of Henderson lifting the Premiership, tell him if he wants it to try harder of win another league again somewhere else.

3.) 25 Jul 2020 17:27:04
When Pogba tries to force it, that is when he fails. He is better when he is relaxed and playing his natural game.
Lots of jaffa cakes needed as well, banish those fatigue issues we have been having.

4.) 25 Jul 2020 18:34:21
There will be a twist somewhere.

5.) 25 Jul 2020 20:12:57
Ideally ourselves and wolves are both 2 up after 20 mins. That would make the whole afternoon a lot more relaxing.
However i fear jred is right i suspect a little drama and tension.



23 Jul 2020 14:31:41
Tough to take that we would have champions league football sealed if we hung on against southampton and pogba didn't bottle it yesterday for the penalty.

On a side, is there anyone who can make a compelling argument for starting fosu mensah ahead of dalot yesterday?

I understood the palace game where left back is not dalots best position. But he is a proper right back and gives something going forwards.

So many times yesterday we spread the ball out to fosu mensah who just took a touch and passed it back, not his fault as he doesn't have the skillset of an attacking full back.


1.) 23 Jul 2020 14:37:58
Ole knows his players best.
Dalot like gomes smalling rojo jones lingard mata sanchez don't seem to be required.
Its hard to put a case up for any of them but kike you DSG i agree that if you can't make a case for dalot i'm not sure how anybody can make one for TFM.

2.) 23 Jul 2020 14:59:47
I've never been impressed by Dalot! Suspect defensively and inconsistent going forward I'm not surprised Ole doesn't trust him but I do think you make a valid point. Maybe it was a chance for somebody like Ethan Laird perhaps?!

3.) 23 Jul 2020 19:03:25
I think Dalot has a lot of great talents, quick, strong, good technique, great cross and has a little trick in his locker.

Yet he never seems to quite bring it all together and leaves you feeling like he's waiting to put in a top performance.

4.) 23 Jul 2020 19:21:32
Whats the longest he has been fit . i'm not even sure if you can judge him, he has barely played.

5.) 23 Jul 2020 19:30:08
Might be stuff going on behind closed doors that we are not privy too. Always impressed me when he played. Not the finished article but everything pointed to promising. Not sure why he has been consistently left out.

Shame but hope he makes a good fist of it somewhere else should be leave.



14 Jul 2020 10:00:06
On the equaliser last night, does anyone know what maguire was playing at for the goal?

He was pretty much hugging AWB, I've heard of getting touch tight to your man but its normally meant to be reserved for the opposition players.


1.) 14 Jul 2020 10:34:40
He was ball watching and moved out of position he should have been in the gap where the ball eventually ends up rather than hoping the defender doesn't flick it on.

2.) 14 Jul 2020 10:35:31
I felt Lindelof was bullied off by Obafemi. He should've done much better.
It was hard defending with 10 men.

3.) 14 Jul 2020 10:53:14
Watch it again Lindelof is covering 3 men at the back post on his own Maguire moves forward ball watching and Fred doesn't track a run Lindelof is in position but made to look silly because of it. so many mistakes this year Lindelof has got blamed for when in truth he's had to cover Maguire for being out of position or just being too slow to get back.

4.) 14 Jul 2020 16:35:21
dbrooks - that happens so many times since he came -feel for lindlehof.
result last nite wasnt a big surprise as southampton have showed they press and are afit team that aren't an easy fixture.
regarding the palace and following games just play the best team you can depending on injuries/ suspensions.

5.) 14 Jul 2020 20:56:51
Yes brooks saw it again.
Lindelof vs 3. no LB helping him, Maguire marking no one really.

6.) 14 Jul 2020 20:56:51
Yes brooks saw it again.
Lindelof vs 3. no LB helping him, Maguire marking no one really.



23 Dec 2019 11:42:53
I think the posts on here about there being an attitude problem with this squad is misguided.

It seems to be more of a tactical and ability problem because we keep struggling in the same fashion against the same sort of teams.

We are unable to break down teams who play with a low block as we are unable to play with the tempo required to create spaces from which goals are scored.

Only until pogba came on did we look like creating chances from open play and that is because he is the only midfielder at the club capable of playing with the ball. Mctominay and fred have looked good in games where we sit back and all they have to do is break up play. But they are hopeless when in posession, fred in particular is a liability in possession.


1.) 23 Dec 2019 13:42:55
The tactics are the biggest issue for me.

The two cm players are being instructed to sit deep, break up play, and pass it quickly to the 4 attacking players. This means that they aren’t dictating the tempo or orchestrating things. They’re being played as higher defenders.

It reminds me of Jack Charlton’s Irish side in the 80s and 90s. Sit deep and get it quickly to the forwards leaving the midfield almost entirely bypassed.

This is the primary reason we can’t break down sides that don’t give us the opportunity to counter attack. We build nothing through the middle, so have to rely on mistakes or moments of individual brilliance. A complete lack of competent coaching. I mean, I don’t think our players have enough quality to challenge, but they’re good enough for top 4.

2.) 23 Dec 2019 14:04:45
This team reminds me Liverpool when they were crap with no tactic but used to beat the big teams.

The sooner we get a proper manager and few players in the better it will be for us.

We spent 80 mill on Maguire which is shocking because he is no where near a top cb and never will be.

We also need a number 10 and i am shocked we didn't go for Bruno as desperately need him or a player like Haverts if he is obtainable.

1) New manager
2) CB
3) number 10
4) CM
5) Striker

Sooner we get these things done the better it will be.

Number 10 and CB could swap around as they both are a must for us if we are to move forward.

3.) 23 Dec 2019 17:01:48
We are average we need 500 million spending and i wouldn't give it to OGS. We should of backed Jose and now we would be challenging Liverpool not Newcastle 😁😂.

4.) 23 Dec 2019 18:12:52
No point looking back bfro.
Its funny the jose out brigade thought our players were great not the players are rubbish soo its not oles fault.
We can only look forward.
The decision makers are backing ole for the moment so we can only sit back and wait for what i think its an inevitable change.

5.) 23 Dec 2019 21:35:32
Just thinking that ken. it was all his fault and to quote some 'maybe these players aren't as bad as some posters on here think'. Well well well.

6.) 23 Dec 2019 23:00:53
Did you not watch the game? We had 5 easy chances which we didn't convert. Lingard, Rashford, Greenwood, Pogba and Maguire all should have put them away. I would put yesterday down to very poor finishing and two huge mistakes.



07 Oct 2019 19:02:04
Fair play to rashford for issuing an apology to the fans for recent performances.

But if he could just make one near post run in a game, that would probably be a better use of his time.


1.) 07 Oct 2019 19:39:42
Glad I am not the only one who can’t understand Rashford’s lack Of movement and reluctance to get in front of defenders on crosses.

For me he has proven in recent weeks that playing down the middle is not his best position.

Not here to slag him off as he is a Utd player and needs our support. Just my opinion based on performances.

2.) 07 Oct 2019 19:50:48
It’s not slagging him off. He struggles with his back to goal, and is better playing wide left. The problem is that this true of James and Martial too. Our three best attacking players all play the same position.

3.) 07 Oct 2019 19:59:30
When we have wingers and midfield players that can cross a ball and play a ball in behind are you surprised he doesn't make the runs.

4.) 07 Oct 2019 20:08:36
Still think Martial is best as a striker, Danny.

5.) 07 Oct 2019 20:12:03
Rashford can play on the right, he was playing there up until the season before he came to the first team.
Dj on the left, rasford on the right, Tony up top why not.

6.) 07 Oct 2019 20:40:08
Rashford is not a CF. IMO, he is better playing on the left side of a front three.

7.) 07 Oct 2019 20:58:29
Also there is far too much pressure on Marcus rashford. But Marcus rashford signed a contract for 250k a week so unfortunately there are in my view unrealistic expectations of him because of this.
Manchester United have failed Marcus by their over reliance on him, a top class if albeit older striker is needed in the short term for the next 2 years for Marcus to share some of the burden with.
Whatever people's thoughts on lukaku it was a huge mistake to sell him without replacing.

{Ed025's Note - i agree ross..

8.) 07 Oct 2019 21:12:10
That would be the ideal 3 up top ross

Martial is a very good finisher

The injuries are obviously playing a high part our form but we should still be winning games we have lost.

9.) 07 Oct 2019 23:32:05
Ross spot on about Rashford. The burden on him is unfair. He is still young. More than that he is feeding off scraps at best and does not have a reliable source of supply of goal scoring chances nor does he have midfield players who quickly link up to drag opponents out of position to give him more space. Having a good Co striker woukd help too.

10.) 07 Oct 2019 23:35:27
250 grand a week i would run on my hands and knees 7 days a week and i am 55.please don't give me he's hard done to at his age.

11.) 08 Oct 2019 08:03:40
Would be our best forward line atm but martial has had a worrying amount of injuries that keep him out for several weeks at a time.
Really worrying times atm with our squad and the games coming up
Wouldn’t bet against a new face in the managers seat by xmas.

12.) 08 Oct 2019 08:07:16
Rashford just doesn't have the instinct of a striker.

13.) 08 Oct 2019 08:10:06
Dazw you would soon stop running if you never got a decent pass or had no chance to score in a match.

14.) 08 Oct 2019 08:30:09
Salford, if only Rashford took the chances he did get, sadly most the time he miskicks or blasts wide.




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07 Aug 2020 22:02:58
Considering the stick the likes pogba, rashford and martial have had over supposed “attitude issues” on here, surely that would rule any move for bale out of the question.

Hes hasn't exactly shown himself to be a top professional in the past few months.




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26 Jul 2020 19:19:21
Playing a double pivot, we have matic, fred, mctominay and pogba.

Dont see us signing a centre mid this summer.




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25 Jul 2020 13:46:36
If we sign coman, our first choice front 3 would still be rashford, martial and greenwood which i have no problem with.




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16 Jul 2020 14:59:53
4-4-2 with a midfield diamond would be the only way to fit thiago, pogba and bruno in the same side.

Only see it happening if pogba gets a move away.




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16 Jul 2020 14:59:53
4-4-2 with a midfield diamond would be the only way to fit thiago, pogba and bruno in the same side.

Only see it happening if pogba gets a move away.





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07 Aug 2020 18:55:24
Bit perverse to cap the salaries of league 1&2 players if the motive is to cap exorbitant player salaries danny.

The average league one player earns £70K a year and the average league two player earns £48K a year. I admit that is from a quick google search so not sure about the validity of these figures.

But if you take them at face value is that a lot of money for what is a 10 year career at best?




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07 Aug 2020 17:03:47
Its not forcing sides to pay higher and higher wages, they are doing this out of their own volition.

If they are acting recklessly with their finances, they should be allowed to go bust as bury did.

If the players agree to this cap then fine but i think the PFA have a strong case if this was all agreed without input from the players association.




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07 Aug 2020 10:27:26
Ryan, there's some truth that havertz can play across those three forward positions but most of his time at leverkusen has been spent centrally, where we already have a key player.

When there is a clearly available top winger available in sancho, i can see why the club is chasing him to fill the rw spot over havertz.




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07 Aug 2020 08:54:46
Isnt his best position as a number 10 where we just signed bruno to play?

Unless people have had enough of bruno already lol.




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05 Aug 2020 00:13:04
Yh this sort of posturing only works if the club follow through and pursue other targets, which as caolan points out doesn't happen.