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30 Aug 2019 11:16:19
Anyone know the situation with Fosu-Mensah? Are we looking to offload?

With Smalling and Darmian gone, might be a good back up for right back? Not sure he's actually good enough.


1.) 30 Aug 2019 11:28:07
Well he won't be offloaded this summer as he is currently injured. I expect Ole will have a look at him when he returns to training and make a decision once he's seen what he can do.

Personally I'm not expecting much from him. I had high hopes 3-4 years ago of him developing into a top holding midfielder. Yet he has had to play nearly all his first team football at RB or CB, which I don't think has helped him develop as well as he could have done.

2.) 30 Aug 2019 13:33:40
He is included in the PL squad if that's anything to go off.

3.) 30 Aug 2019 16:04:14
Another with arrested development. I think we need to assess him before making a decision. make or break season.

4.) 31 Aug 2019 06:52:23
Maybe a new challenge as a DM?

5.) 31 Aug 2019 09:49:12
Maybe that's the what Pogba was on about when he said he wanted a "new challenge", he didn't want to leave, just fancied trying to prove himself in a different position. Goalkeeper maybe? 😂.

6.) 31 Aug 2019 14:40:12
He might see more of the ball that way at least Shaps!



08 Aug 2019 23:54:20
Random question. can we still sell players to clubs whose transfer window is open still?

I ask because what is Darmian going to do for a year if not?


{Ed002's Note - Yes Eric. Transfer windows relate to the registration of players. So MU can still sell Pogba to Real Madrid or Juventus.}

1.) 09 Aug 2019 03:41:03
This is the reason Pogba should of been moved on and a replacement brought in before the 8th.

2.) 09 Aug 2019 00:55:39
Not even our boards ineptitude can go that low ED, as to let Pogba go now.

{Ed001's Note - is it ineptitude to sell a player who wants to leave?}

3.) 09 Aug 2019 05:23:34
Ed001 If he is your best player and you were stupid enough not to buy a replacement it is ineptitude.

{Ed001's Note - he is not your best player, never has been the best player anywhere he has been.}

4.) 09 Aug 2019 08:37:05
Alex won the league with Cleverley and Anderson in midfield. Let s see what Ole can do.

5.) 09 Aug 2019 08:39:20
Darmian will do what he's done the previous two year when he's been surplus to requirements. Train professionally when required and then go back to italy and chill out when given permission.

Not a bad life if you can get it.

6.) 09 Aug 2019 08:47:57
Are madrid going to buy neymar and pogba.

7.) 09 Aug 2019 09:11:44
Mick1 have you just suggested that OGS can do what Sir Alex did?

8.) 09 Aug 2019 07:23:26
Agree Ed. I’m not sure why people think PP is our best player, although football is about perspectives. He can be 1 in every 20 games. I don’t buy that we look better with him in the team. Defensively we have to carry him, and most of all he wants to leave. No need to reply with his goals scored stats, we know he’s a good penalty taker.

{Ed001's Note - he looks good in highlight reels but he is ineffective over 90 minutes. Not my idea of the best.}

9.) 09 Aug 2019 07:47:07
Obviously CSM completely forgot about Jones, Tris.

{Ed001's Note - no doubt.}

10.) 09 Aug 2019 08:55:24
Agree with ed. He is a very good player for about a third of the season, touching on world class every now and again even. He is our best midfield player in the games he turns up for but not our best player as he doesn't turn up enough.

That said, it would be stupid to let him go with no midfielders signed, in my eyes. Therefore it'll probably happen;-)

{Ed001's Note - I would rather play youth team players who will at least give their all. Might inspire the rest of the team as well to up their game.}

11.) 09 Aug 2019 08:55:57
Out of interest Ed001, who do you think is our best outfield player if not Pogba?

{Ed001's Note - Wan-Bissaka probably. Though I would take Rashford and Lindelöf over Pogba as well.}

12.) 09 Aug 2019 09:57:30
“We don't look better with him in the team” what a ludicrous statement. Yes i would much prefer to see matic or fred ahead of him. Give over lol.

13.) 09 Aug 2019 10:30:31
Sorry DSG totally disagree, how many goals do we concede because Pogba goes walkabout. I can think of at least 3 from last season alone. He's a total liability. He plays well for a short period when he gets his own way, but when out backs are against the wall, such as when Top 4 was in our own hands last season, he goes missing. He's not up for the fight. He wants to play for the best team in the competition so he can show boat knowing he's going to take all the plaudits. Add to that he's a lousy person, he's just not the type of character I like to get behind.

For those reasons I do not think we are a better team with Pogba on the pitch. Of course it's not as black and white as that, 3 or 4 games a season he looks world class and wins us games, but for the remaining 30+ games he's a liability who has no interest in putting the graft in to get us back to where we want to be as fans.

Ole was right, he can offer Pogba a new challenge. If Pogba is up for it or not is a different question entirely.

14.) 09 Aug 2019 11:40:04
We need PP in the side. Who else is there to create an opportunity for the front three other than him?

I do however think that Ole will play him more and more in the no.10 role in a 4-2-3-1 system after being unable to sign Dybala etc. though, due to the aforementioned lack of tracking back. Then two of McTom, Fred, Andreas and Matic will sit behind him.

15.) 09 Aug 2019 12:54:23
I've been thinking the same, push PP further forward. We're really light though in the middle. Whereas at 10 we could have PP, Lingardinho, Mata and Gomes. And I'd rather see Gomes get minutes.

16.) 09 Aug 2019 16:36:46
You do not know the man personally, how can come to such serious character judgements?

Our whole team went missing, if you expect any midfielder in world football to drag us to success in the state we were in last season, you will be looking for a long while. How many goals did we concede because matic can not properly screen the back 4 or becuase luke shaw will neverr close down the wide man. Our whole team went to pot last season.

Pogba is one of the only players in our team brave enough to ask for the ball in tough situations, graft works both ways, he lacks it defensively but offensively he is always willing to try things and create chances. that's what a team is all about, some players are good at some things and poor at other, its all about the blend. that's why i am looking foreard to see how mctominay and pogba do as a pair, they complement each other well.

17.) 09 Aug 2019 17:09:51
I am not the biggest paul pogba fan, but I think he has handled this window very well, and should have earned a modicum of our trust back.

Also I don't like to go against the Ed's but imo there is 0% of him leaving this window.

18.) 09 Aug 2019 19:35:13
A ciuple of early defeats and he will be busting a gut to get out and it will all be rather unpleasant.
I think a few early wins and all the talk will go away until the next window.

19.) 10 Aug 2019 05:24:08
You big tease Ed002:)

This is the first time I'll not agree with you Ed001. At this point, we need Pogba in our team.

As for the rest talking about "ambition" "passion" "commitment" "loyalty" and all that, we're in a different era. Pogba may not be the best but he's among the best ballers and since his arrival at Manchester United, he has not featured in the best five players in the world. Any appearance in any selected world-level team is based on his international duties. He has no chance of winning the Premier league or champion's league in the coming days. The club aren't showing much ambition to strengthen yet you all want him to smile and keep it up to show "he loves the club".

Yet if any of you had a better offer than your employers that would lead to a more successful and beneficial future for you and your families you would take it without thinking - isn't it hypocrisy?

Remind me how many trophies Bale won at Madrid. Maybe he should have stayed at Spurs they would have at least won the FA Cup.

On a final note, 8m not saying loyalty is not good, but ambitious and also visions have to match. Also, do remember we're at an age where "playing for the badge" is becoming history.

{Ed001's Note - what are you wittering on about? People expect Pogba to break sweat and make an effort, it's his job and he is well paid to try. Instead he strolls about being a lazy get, it doesn't matter what era you are in. Have you not seen the top 3 last season play? All 3 had 11 players on the pitch making an effort, which is why they are the top 3. Pogba apologists, excusing him being a lazy tit despite being paid millions to stroll around the pitch laughing at the fans paying his enormous wage to do f all, are just embarrassing. Clueless.}

20.) 10 Aug 2019 08:30:36
Pogba is not a main midfield player, he doesn’t have the strength, tackling, ball retention or running to do it. Put him in a free role as a No10 for want of a better description just behind the forward/ s and he will create and score. He needs solidity behind him, not be the solidity. We now have a more solid defence, but midfield isn’t. Play him as one of two in central midfield and he will have the occasional good game but mostly be caught in possession and see players run past him.

I would have sold him this summer, I don’t think he is committed to Europa glory or possibly scraping fourth. I would suspect the decision makers, having staked a lot of money for his social media presence, don’t want to lose face or clicks by selling him. If he stays I suspect it will be a Cristiano type arrangement, stay for one more year and you can go next summer. The fact he has stayed so far, there is nothing to say the financial gurus won’t sell him in the next few weeks of course, indicated a lack of leadership throughout the club, including the precious manager.

21.) 10 Aug 2019 11:13:32
Couldn't have put it better myself ed001. But if I did, I'd be attacked on here. Some people really believe pogba is going to turn a switch and become 'THAT' player.

{Ed001's Note - people keep defending him but fail to notice that the problem is not that he can't tackle, for example, because he is a bloody good tackler. The issue is that he can't be arsed to put a challenge in. He is the problem, not the position he is played in. He has an attitude that stinks on the pitch. I have no issues with what he does off the pitch, he doesn't drink, smoke, do drugs, he keeps himself in excellent shape. His issues are all on the pitch with a complete lack of effort. Look at the difference with Santiago Cazorla when Wenger asked him to play deep. He gave 100% and was outstanding, because he tried. You can forgive a player for being crap, what is unforgivable is when they are lazy and don't even try and make the effort. If they don't try they don't deserve anyone's backing.}

22.) 10 Aug 2019 11:42:08
Now all of that compounded by the fact he doesn't want to bloody be here.

But people on here think he is going to change his mind.

{Ed001's Note - they are like lovesick teenagers who won't accept the woman of their dreams has no interest in them.}

23.) 10 Aug 2019 12:08:01
Why the need for digs like, 'precious manager', Red Man? Fine, you didn't want him as the manager, but he's still been a great Utd servant, and probably deserves a bit better than spiteful little comments like that. Sounds a bit childish, to be honest.

24.) 10 Aug 2019 13:01:54
It’s a case of the E, peror’s new clothes for me. We see the odd great pass or flick but over a game he regularly disappears. We can argue all we like about how good a player he is but ultimately he doesn’t want to be here and doesn’t appear to be giving everything for the cause. Talent is great, but without effort and application then it is too often wasted.



04 Jan 2019 23:03:21
Any chance of Memphis returning do you think guys? I'd rather him than Douglas Costa.


1.) 05 Jan 2019 03:12:14
I don't see why he'd want to. He wasn't treated too good by the fans or the players here and was used as a scapegoat for our poor performances at times. He's gone on to become a very good player, but I can't see him coming back.



09 Aug 2018 12:08:27
Late double deal for Toby and Danny Rose?


1.) 09 Aug 2018 12:47:17
Yeh there having there medical as we speak.

2.) 09 Aug 2018 13:01:57
And they are also giving Alli on a season long loan with option to sign for 20m.

3.) 09 Aug 2018 13:18:49
No chance of levy strengthening a top four rival with one player ket alone two.

4.) 09 Aug 2018 13:42:06
Sailor, clean your ears out. We were offered the tea lady Sally on a loan deal. Woodward is considering as she marketed along with our new bootlace sponsor who are PG Tips.



29 May 2018 19:00:53
Anyone know anything about Diogo Dallot who we are apparently signing? Young Porto right back. His wiki page already updated as a Man Utd player.

Personally never heard of him and I'd prefer we go for his brother Win.

Thank you I'm here all week.


1.) 29 May 2018 19:18:33
His wiki page says he's a right arm cricketer and his current team is man city 😂.

2.) 29 May 2018 19:18:41
Boom Boom Eric 79! I think his brother Win has signed for Huddersfield, or at least I heard he was in talks with the terriers.

3.) 29 May 2018 20:53:54
Win Dallot? I've heard he can turn on the gas.




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24 Sep 2019 10:19:19
What was that nonsensical statement all about released by the club yesterday? Nobody is surely going to buy that?


1.) 24 Sep 2019 10:34:41
Why is it a nonsensical statement?

2.) 24 Sep 2019 11:32:08
Do you mean Phil Jones saying "sacked in the morning "and then Woodward telling him off 😂😂.

3.) 24 Sep 2019 12:53:41
Presumably he means the garbage about no longer signing players for commercial reasons and that recruitment is improving. Or about them being committed to the club winning trophies.

4.) 24 Sep 2019 16:22:24
Exactly Mort. Total nonsense.



07 Aug 2019 19:00:43
Find it odd the meltdown on here when OGS looks like he's planning on selling the likes of Lukaku, and then blooding some really strong young talent - Chong, Greenwood, McT, Gomes, Garner. I'm delighted and rather these guys play than a sulky Lukaku.


1.) 07 Aug 2019 19:28:32
I thought Laird looked really good last night, real prospect for us.



18 Jun 2019 20:22:15
Hi Ed2 - what are your thoughts on Mr Mourinho's tenure at Old Trafford. A case of him not helping himself and wanting out, or a case of the club simply not backing him on the targets he wanted to bring to the club and the changes he wished to make.

If the latter is true, what chance any manager taking in the job, or will the club back OGS as he doesn't have that blue tinge that Jose had from his time at Chelsea?

Finally, any news in where he is going next would be amazing?

Many thanks.


{Ed002's Note - This is what I wrote at th time: "It was a bad move to appoint Mourinho and a bad move for him to accept. He doesn't see MU as a progressive club that will adapt to what he thinks they need. He doesn't like being in Manchester and there are those there who still see a blue tinge surrounding him. There was a major error in taking on Ibrahimovich - it is disruptive with the kids (although one specific issue has been overcome) and he wanted to move elsewhere. Mkhitaryan is a disaster waiting to happen. Pogba's career belongs in Spain or Italy - certainly not Manchester."

1.) 19 Jun 2019 09:42:42
Ed002, have you tried clairvoyance? Pretty much on the money.

{Ed002's Note - Nice girl.}

2.) 19 Jun 2019 10:29:03
Ouch. Thanks Ed. I guess we all have one bad career move in us!

3.) 19 Jun 2019 16:07:31
Have a meeting today with Claudia Wether but suspect might be rained off.



17 Jun 2019 10:29:23
Please can we just go forward in time to the end of the transfer window. quite possibly the most infuriating, irritating and boring part of football.

Player A flirts with other clubs, Player B deciding about future but tweeting clues, feels trapped in a contract they agreed for £250k per week, Player C wants Out but doesn't have the balls to say so as they'll lose certain bonuses.

Can't stand it. Everything that is ugly about football right here. Can't wait to get it out of the way and just watch some matches.


1.) 17 Jun 2019 10:52:33
I agree Eric, wish we could just get back into the season.

I also find during the transfer window this site gets quieter which sucks because it helps me get through those slow boring days at the office.

2.) 17 Jun 2019 11:05:49
Agree Eric. It goes on far two long especially when most of the work is already done throughout the year. If it was up to Maze It would be a 2 week window mid June to the start of July and nip it in the bud.

But alas, the brainless and video game merchants who buy into the whole circus of the transfer market and gossip columns would cry into their chai lattes if that happened.

3.) 17 Jun 2019 12:08:01
maze please explain how that "video game" comment of 2 weeks would make sense?

would you have 5 or 6 medicals done in 1 week

there is a reason its over the course currently as there is more to a transfer than just " yeah let's take him and sign" that and many more reasons.

4.) 17 Jun 2019 12:16:25
Bolger yes a medical can be done in a couple of hours? In your head where are the medicals being conducted? On Mars?

We live in a interconnected society where you can monitor the global market without leaving your couch. You can catch a flight direct from the other side of the world in less than a day.

Name these others reasons? The bulk of signings and market sounding is completed during the season - some agreements likely already agreed in principle prior the season ending. Do tell?

5.) 17 Jun 2019 12:57:05
well maze i think its highly doubtful you could get say for example 6 players signed in a week or 2 unless all the pre medical stuff is done weeks in advanced .

they first have to approach the club with whom the player they want plays for even speak to the agent to see if the player is interested whether that breaks some rules i dunno. then once the fee is agreed the association of the selling club has to then contact the ITMS (how long that takes i dunno)

i am then almost certain fifa or uefa who ever it is have to give the go ahead for the transfer to continue its process

then you have to get the itc from the selling club then sort the players registration as well as a medical personal terms agent terms ect.

i just think 2 weeks wouldn't be enough to get all the deals done in good time.

you might be right it might be able to be done but that would make the window to hectic teams both selling and buying wouldn't be sensible imo

but if your right and it could happen i will hold my hands up.

6.) 17 Jun 2019 23:35:12
Bolger you will find that most of the clubs have contracted each other throughout the year not just in the summer months of the transfer window.

It could be done in 2 weeks in my opinion but that will then cause a lot of issues for external organisations trying to push their on interests.



28 May 2019 12:09:30
Anyone think tuanzebe could be our answer at right back, or is he more suited for CB?


1.) 28 May 2019 12:20:04
He is a CB and is not the solution for a permanent RB. Dalot is a RB and so would be ahead of Tuanzebe in that position.

Utd need a proper RB ie Meunier, AWB etc

Tuanzebe could play in a back 3 but I don’t think Utd are going to play that system.

2.) 28 May 2019 12:29:57
I would be more than happy to offload Jones and let Tuanzebe take his spot in the squad.

3.) 28 May 2019 14:02:24
Would it not make sense, Villa permitting, that he stays there and plays in the Premier League next year?

4.) 28 May 2019 14:09:55
Another square peg in a round hole.

Tuanzebe has done well at Villa, he needs to improve hi passing range ten fold and quick if he’s going to play for us. He’s probably already better than Laurel and Hardy at passing but that’s not saying much. He’s solid though and positionally very good for his limited experience.

Dalot is already a good option for RB and we are also prioritising signing one.

5.) 28 May 2019 18:05:43
No he is a cb.

6.) 28 May 2019 18:45:29
I would be surprised if Smalling/ Jones start ahead of Tuanzebe next season.
Also buying Muenier would be another step in the wrong direction, he had a horrible season this term.

7.) 28 May 2019 19:06:24
Matt Doherty’s name seems to have fallen down the pecking order as a legit RB option. British, proven in the Prem and had a terrific season.?

8.) 28 May 2019 19:41:20
We should be all in defence
de Ligt, Alderweireld, Tuanzabe, Lindelof

Jones, Smalling, Rojo, Bailly.

9.) 28 May 2019 20:20:09
He is in his arse british spenno😂😂.
Really solid player.

10.) 29 May 2019 08:56:38
British ha ha.




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23 Sep 2019 18:38:45
I’m weeping inside.




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31 Aug 2019 14:40:12
He might see more of the ball that way at least Shaps!




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30 Aug 2019 08:15:27
Good luck to him. He needs to go back to Italy and play some football. Sad it didn’t work out for him here. He
Looked great in his opening few games and just went downhill from there. Not quite good enough unfortunately.




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29 Aug 2019 20:18:42
Inter taking all of our unwanted players.




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29 Aug 2019 20:18:07
Guess Rojo can play left back too (if sorts) if he can stay fit.





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07 Oct 2019 12:06:08
Anderson could actually play! When he was fit, which was rare, he was a good player.

Fred, on the other hand, is a joke signing. We paid £50m for him rather than renew Hererra’s contract?! Our worst ever signing to date.

We won’t go down, but we are in for a tough season.




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01 Oct 2019 12:13:04
Rashford looks knackered to me.




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29 Sep 2019 12:06:02
Maybe Scooby, but the mis-management to let it get his bad is nothing short of neglect. Dreadful squad -
Mid table team at best.




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28 Sep 2019 18:27:11
It’s a very poor squad indeed. Unacceptably poor in fact -
I’m 40 And this is the worst squad quality and attitude wise I’ve ever seen in my living memory. I have zero expectations.




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24 Sep 2019 16:22:24
Exactly Mort. Total nonsense.