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06 May 2021 08:50:51
So Mata might be off to the Italian capital, think that will be a perfect move for him.


1.) 06 May 2021 09:45:59
I think Serie A is the ideal league for him. If he goes I'll wish him well.

2.) 06 May 2021 11:01:45
He needs to move and we need to reduce our wage bill.

3.) 06 May 2021 17:55:46
He’s been a magnificent servant to our club and I wish all the very best for whatever he chooses to do in his future. A proper honest footballer. Go well Juan.

4.) 07 May 2021 01:11:10
Yes scooby an all round good bloke.
Its a real conundrum some players face he has been a bit part player for 4 years. He has won a lot but I'm sure he could have played a lot more elsewhere but would have to turn his back on millions. We see it often in many clubs. Jones or rojo and jesse are good examples at united. Now jesse has seen that there is joy to be found elsewhere he has done so well he might earn more elsewhere. Its a tough decision to leave united voluntary.
Some players are happy to be great squad players also I suppose Juan is one of them. I'd like to see him have a last hurrah at a club of his choice.

5.) 07 May 2021 07:25:24
If rumours are true he may be going with matic and de gea too.

6.) 07 May 2021 12:24:08
My impression is that DeGea prefers Madrid to Rome for obvious reasons, but knows it will only happen if Oblak moves on.



25 Feb 2021 17:43:26
Good old paper talk, apparently we are selling Henderson and buying Donnarumma.


{Ed077's Note - Donnarumma's contract is up this summer and he hasn't yet signed a new deal at Milan just yet. I fully expect him to sign a new deal unless something goes wrong in a massive way.

Guess who is his agent though?

It's non other than Man Utd's favourite super agent, Mino Raiola himself. Rest you can figure what's coming I would hope.}

1.) 25 Feb 2021 22:07:25
Milan having their best season in about 10 years, but if your Donnarumma you want to be winning trophies, even if he is only 22 would you be thinking I would be better off somewhere else.

2.) 26 Feb 2021 05:48:12
Grimslives so you think he's going to come to us? We already have Henderson who is 23, knows the PL and has experience under his belt. Why would anyone in their sane mind replace him for someone outside of the PL who is talented for sure but not guaranteed to succeed. It's a huge risk.

It's all just paper talk trying to prop up United in the headlines and probably he gets a improved contract in the process.

3.) 26 Feb 2021 08:20:24
LPU, Donnarumma has huge experience for his age and is the better keeper of the two

Henderson is a bigger risk imo. He’s not convinced he can be better than DDG yet, whereas Donnarumma probably has.

4.) 26 Feb 2021 09:47:38
Wazza it's PL experience I am talking about. How is Henderson a bigger risk? He's already shown that he's a much better all round keeper than DeGea.

Donnarumma might have huge experience as you say but the PL is a different thing all together. Watched some youtube highlights and he doesn't look much convincing with his handling and not sure if he commands his box well and is good in the air. He reminds me of DeGea with his shot stopping ability but some times seems to parry the ball into danger areas. He probably isn't ready for the PL and has lots to improve in my opinion.

Anyone seen enough of Donnarumma to suggest he is ready for the PL?

5.) 26 Feb 2021 12:54:12
LPU I don’t agree for a second that DH has shown he’s a better keeper than DDG.

Dave looks past his best but he was considered the best in the world. Henderson has done nothing yet to earn such praise.

{Ed077's Note - I too dont think Dean Henderson is a better GK than DDG just yet. However it's very easy to see that DH is a better footballer than DDG and is more suited suited to the way United play nowadays.}

6.) 26 Feb 2021 14:12:36
I mean except by the looks of it be the difference between Sheffield United getting a top half finish or relegated.

{Ed077's Note - I don't think it's fair to say DH is the sole difference between Sheffield Utd finishing in the top half last season and being rock bottom this. Ramsdale not shot ng their style of play and frankly being an inferior GK is certainly a contributing factor and so is the large number of injuries their defence has suffered. For example O'Conell being out injured for the whole of the season has unsettled their defence quite a bit and they have had to play a near retirement Jagielka fair few amount of times due to various players I defence getting injured. They are so reliant on their system and their first 11 that even 2or 3 players missing can completely make them very weak. And they have been very unlucky in most games too.

But yeah DH would most likely have helped them get a few more points I think}



27 Oct 2020 20:01:42
Not United related but of general imterest to all us football observers, Bartomeu has resigned, is. this the beginning of Messi and Barcelona patching. up their differences and him signing a new contract?


1.) 27 Oct 2020 21:37:18
Nope, they are still imploding.

2.) 28 Oct 2020 09:48:29
Like us really but no one wants to admit it.

3.) 28 Oct 2020 17:25:18
That's a good point exfzz.



10 Aug 2020 16:18:48
Is the Sancho transfer now resolved?


{Ed047's Note - yes he’ll be there on Friday

1.) 10 Aug 2020 16:31:33
Is that confirmed for sure Ed or something you think is likely?

{Ed047's Note - it was tongue in cheek prodigal, who knows if he’s coming or not.

The latest according to Dortmund is no but that could be just trying to get you to pay his way over the top valuation as you seem so desperate again.

2.) 10 Aug 2020 16:45:46
Where Altach Ed?

{Ed047's Note - anyone’s guess mate 🤷‍♂️

3.) 10 Aug 2020 16:48:54
All part of the fun of being a United supporter Ed.

4.) 10 Aug 2020 17:45:58
Could be worse Ed047, could be signing a past it 32yr old winger on huge wages on a 3yr deal deemed not good enough by his current club, coupled with wasting one of the worlds great midfielders by leaving him on the bench to collect his £350k wages, only to replace him with the likes of Xhaka😂😂😂. Topping it off by embarrassingly begging a striker to stay at the club who doesn't actually want to be there because you're THAT bad.

Talking of desperation, didn't you pay 3x over the odds for Lionel Messi? Sorry, i meant Nicholas Pepe🤣🤣🤣🤣.

{Ed047's Note - 🎣 I don’t half love you scholesy! 🤣🤣

5.) 10 Aug 2020 18:55:47
He said that about dembele and he was sold.

{Ed001's Note - yes but Dembele did a midnight flit, literally just vanished over night, fleeing Germany, that precipitated his sale after they found a number of other issues he had left behind. Particularly the state of his apartment, which ended up in a court case for damages.}

6.) 10 Aug 2020 19:28:29
At the end of the day, we know the price. If we match it he comes. My view is, if this is the managers number 1 target then we should get him, but I don’t make the decisions. It will be interesting to see what happens. I don’t think a certain date makes any difference to whether or not the player will be sold before the window closes.

7.) 11 Aug 2020 00:14:53
I expect a deal can still be done if we match their original asking price, but if Dortmund are smart they’ll flat out refuse to negotiate any further and just wait until EW gets desperate.

I feel a little sorry for EW as it’s a tough call as to how to approach this one and he’ll likely end up catching some flack for the way he handles this whatever he ends up doing. Part of me thinks he should have just paid the asking price straight away and got the deal done, but I also appreciate that it’s this kind of behavior in the past that’s lead to us getting bent over a barrel with every deal we make.

Ultimately though, I expect we’ll end up caving somewhere down the line and offering the full amount, but I wouldn’t be too surprised if Dortmund stick to their guns and keep him for another year (although I guess this might depend on whether or not Sancho pushes for a move) .

8.) 11 Aug 2020 05:25:35

We as fans always say back the manager, give him the player he wants if he is the managers first choice and all . But sometimes we should be sensible in our business ideas too. Maybe sometimes the managers first choice isn't the best option all things considered.

And if you need an example as to when it is a success when a managers doesn't get his preferred choice just look at Liverpool and Salah.

Sarah wasnt Klopp's first choice. Actually he was 4th choice I think. But the club saw him as the better overall option and convinced Klopp to sign him. And rest is history.



31 Jan 2020 06:03:23
Reports saying our bid for Josh King has been turned down by Bournemouth.


1.) 31 Jan 2020 06:21:55
The very Josh King that used to play for us?

2.) 31 Jan 2020 08:14:36
Would prefer him then Slimani.

3.) 31 Jan 2020 08:37:07
i don't rate him what so ever. would he offer more than martial?

somtimes martial can be fantastic but he always drifts in and out of games for me.

im unsure on king don't think he would improve us.

4.) 31 Jan 2020 08:49:06
Agree don't want him I like the look of william jose looks half decent big and strong and knows where the net is.

5.) 31 Jan 2020 09:26:37
Martial has been given the No.9 shirt and a massive new deal.

When fit he will be the first choice central striker.

We aren't looking for a world class first choice striker to come in.

We need a rotation option who offers something different, ideally a back to goal striker who can bring others into the game.

Giroud would be the ideal signing, I just can't see Chelsea selling to a rival and if they would I see Spurs ahead of us in the queue due to Giroud preferring to stay in London.

6.) 31 Jan 2020 09:57:59
I think Chelsea will rather sell to us than Tottenham. plus Giroud knows he has a better chance of getting playing time with us over the next 12 months. Given his age he will also want a final pay day which we can offer better than Tottenham.
THe only issue is we are not interested.

7.) 31 Jan 2020 10:02:25
Some of you may have seen The Masked signer on TV (yeah, quality I know! ), and would have seen Teddy Sheringham as the 'tree'.

If we wanted to sign a tree, maybe we could sign him again. Be a cheaper option than Giroud.

8.) 31 Jan 2020 10:10:13

Martial lacks consistency. Also you said when he is fit. He is quite injury prone. He needs to be more aggressive. At times he is like a other Pogba, hands on his hips.

9.) 31 Jan 2020 10:53:25
I don’t rate Martial at all.

If we had sold him and held onto Rom, we’d be in a much better position this year. Martial is just a confused player, doesn’t have the instincts to make it as a striker and hasn’t worked hard enough to improve his wing play.

10.) 31 Jan 2020 11:14:26
I think Martial is a better player than many give him credit for. That said, he doesn't look like he will become the world class striker he looked like he would grow in to during his first season at the club.

He is a good at linking up play and is the most clinical striker at the club (Greenwood not withstanding as he is in his debut season and isn't ready to be first choice starting striker every week) . He doesn't make enough selfless runs or gambling runs.

In the right set up and tactics he can be a very good striker. Considering this season we have struggled to create good goalscoring chances, and Martial has spent time out injured (which often means a player needs a game or two to play themselves back into form) . Martial has 8 goals in 1458 minutes which is a goal every 182 minutes or a goal every other game. Which is a solid scoring rate. If he hand't been injured and we had been creating more and better goalscoring chances he could be close to being one of the top scorers in the league.

The real issue with Martial is his injury record. He just can't stay fit for a whole season. That's why we need another central striker, with Rashford struggling centrally and Greenwood being a year or two away from being ready to step into that role.

My favourite person for that role would be Raul Jimenez, but he certainly won't be available mid-season. So someone like Giroud for 18 months would be a great option to allow Greenwood time to grow into the role.

11.) 31 Jan 2020 12:10:23
Shaps, you need to change your name to Stato. Or get a hobby.




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01 May 2021 07:35:55
So with the season coming to an end who has been your player of the year. The obvious candidate would be Bruno, but I think his performances have dropped off since January, probably due to fatigue.

For me the most consistent performer over the entire season has to be Luke Shaw. The signing of Tellas was a revelation, but not as many of us thought and Shaw's response to the competition for places has been outstanding and for me he is the player of the season.


1.) 01 May 2021 08:35:08

2.) 01 May 2021 08:42:37
Bruno by a mile for me.

Had Shaw not played all season I don't think our position would be hugely different, not to say he hasn't been good.

Had Bruno not played we'd be down fighting it out with Arsenal.

3.) 01 May 2021 08:57:27
Bruno is the main X factor of the team and the catalyst to our position in the league table.

25 goals from midfield is just unreal.

Hands down player of the year for me.

4.) 01 May 2021 10:28:20
Phil Jones for me, closely seconded by Eric Baily.

5.) 01 May 2021 10:20:15
Bruno. No question.

6.) 01 May 2021 10:45:58
Shaw for me. Bruno was amazing but has dropped off in the last few months, I think we should expect more from him in big games. He's a fabulous player but needs to take that final step to be a great.

7.) 01 May 2021 11:43:41
Luke Shaw has been excellent this season, no defender in the league has created more goal scoring chances than Shaw.

He has been top class, and is finally getting some recognition. It should be pointed out that he was the players player of the year in 2019, so maybe his team mates have had some appreciation for him for a while.

However, even though by his standards he has been quite for the past 5-6 weeks, you just can't look past Bruno Fernandes.

Most goals scored, most chances created, puts his foot in when needed. Always gives 100% and is probably our only genuine world class player. I mean the guy averages more tackles a game than Shaw, remind me which one is the defender?

He is the player we simply cannot do without. For that reason it has to be Bruno Fernandes.

8.) 01 May 2021 12:11:35
But Shap, do you think his influence has diminished since the turn of the year. Up till Christmas it felt like we couldn't win a game without him. Since then both Pogba and Cavani have stepped up and now have arguably as much influence, if not more on whether we win games.
TRD made the point that he has scored 26 goals from midfield, which is unreal, but since the turn of the year he has only scored 3 goals from open play, the rest have come from the penalty spot. Cavani, Rashford, McT, Greenwood have scored more, even Tony has scored managed three goals in 2021.

9.) 01 May 2021 12:34:34
Grim, Bruno also has 15 assists for us this season. Meaning he has had a direct hand in 41 goals this season for us.

We won 6-2 against Roma, Bruno got 2 goals AND 2 assists. Take them out of the performance and its a 2-2 draw at home, which has a very different feel to it.

While in recent games he has generally not been as influential as he was earlier in the campaign, just ask yourself where would we be if he was banging the goals in up until Christmas.

A season should be judged over it's entirety not just the last few weeks. Over the WHOLE season there isn't a player who comes close to having even half as big an impact as Bruno has had.

Generally I prefer to go down the "hipster" route and try and find the less obvious option. But some times you just need to stand back and accept the most obvious option is probably the right one.

10.) 01 May 2021 13:48:09
Bruno by a country mile, Shaw done well but still defensively awful tbh.

11.) 01 May 2021 14:18:07
In the big games teams try to mark Fernandes out of the game. He is who they worry about. I also think he is a key part of the mental resilience the team has developed. He is a leader, he plays with aggression and on the edge at times- but without picking up reds. Has to be Fernandes for me. But Shaw is a clear 2nd, he has had a phenomenal season at left back.

12.) 01 May 2021 16:55:09

13.) 01 May 2021 18:40:28
Gonna go for Shaw here. We all know what Bruno can do and the side is pretty poor without him. But Shaw has stepped it up consistently, a complete transformation and a belated return to the player he was at Southampton which we have rarely seen.

14.) 01 May 2021 19:36:09
I think this seems to depend on your interpretation of what is is to be the player of the year.

If you feel it is the most improved or player who has surprised you the most then I think Shaw is a fair shout.

If however, you see player of the year as best and most important/ influential player then it really is impossible to look beyond Bruno.

I mean if Shaw was out for the season how would that have impacted us? Maybe we would be a few points worse off. But if Bruno had been out for the season? Well then I think we would be 10-15 points worse off at least.

15.) 01 May 2021 19:57:50
It's not even a debate. Over the past season shaw has been one of the top fullbacks in the league, Bruno has been one of the top players on the planet.



20 Apr 2021 20:23:57
So Ed Woodward quits United as the ESL falls apart.




11 Apr 2021 18:36:40
Only 7 wins away from the title.


{Ed077's Note - that's the spirit 😂😂



18 Mar 2021 22:02:10
Thank you Mr. Pogba.




11 Mar 2021 17:31:05
Is Maguire being played in the wrong position, would he be a better Defensive Midfielder than a Centre Back?


1.) 11 Mar 2021 17:43:18
Absolutely not. His poor mobility can be mitigated at CB, in midfield he'd just be a lump the opposition pass around.

{Ed014's Note - if I hadn’t read that OP myself I’d never have believed anyone actually asked it! 🤦‍♂️🤣

2.) 11 Mar 2021 18:45:58
Whats this obsession with moving our centre backs into midfield?

Its been suggested on numerous occasions that lindelof and tuanzebe be moved there and now maguire lol.

Ive got a crazy suggestion, how about we sign a midfielder who can defend and also play with the ball at his feet competently. It doesn't have to be either or.

For example the likes of fernandinho and fabinho.

{Ed077's Note - Or might I suggest signing better CBs?}

3.) 11 Mar 2021 19:51:09
You asked this last week Grim and I’ll ask the same again. How much LSD have you taken today?

4.) 11 Mar 2021 20:02:49
Maguire is best on the left, left out of the team.

5.) 11 Mar 2021 20:18:11
lol danny :)

6.) 11 Mar 2021 20:21:15
I agree with you Danny.

7.) 11 Mar 2021 20:32:47
I’m praying the Greeks do a number on him when he goes back.

8.) 11 Mar 2021 20:52:31
Wazza, didn't think my comment made it through last week, usually they get binned off.

{Ed014's Note - I’m not surprised 🤣

9.) 12 Mar 2021 19:06:47
85 million and we made him captain. *head drops*. He is part of the problem. Dithers on the ball and invites pressure with his passes at the back. He also doesn't seem to be able to think quickly to make up for his lack of mobility and pace.




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30 Apr 2021 17:35:20
I heard Lewandowski was seen browsing houses in Rusholme.




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30 Apr 2021 10:32:34
I suspect Cavani will sign for one more year. £14million and one last shot at the CL is a pretty strong draw, especially as he is probably the second name on the team sheet now after Bruno.




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30 Apr 2021 10:27:39
Why is Phil Jones putting his kids in nursery, he could be a stay at home dad with the amount of spare time he has.




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07 Apr 2021 20:07:32
I wouldn't be surprised to see both back in Spain next year. If DDG does want to go, let's hope we don't make the same mistake as we did with Romero.




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07 Apr 2021 13:53:37
Shame, Aguero and DDG are good friends and he would have been a nice stop gap for us.





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06 May 2021 09:01:36
Redcon, haven't Madrid and Barcelona been relying on Ronaldo and Messi respectively to win games for the last 10 years.
After these two players have dominated the game for so long it is only natural that everyone else will seem average until the next generation step forward.
Will we ever see the levels that Ronaldo and Messi achieved, probably not for many a year.




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06 May 2021 08:55:32
Tuchel has to be the leading candidate for manager of the year, two major finals in six months is pretty impressive. Chelsea will probably start next season as favourites for the title as well.




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05 May 2021 08:08:28
For every Dias there is a Mangala. I seem to remember City were also in for Maguire, we just outbid them. If City outbid us for the likes of Maguire, I'm sure many United supporters would have complained.




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02 May 2021 09:28:09
Bit harsh Red, Ole has done well, been more consistent in the league than Moyes, LVG and Jose. He needs to improve in knockout competitions, hopefully he can do that his year.

I know you want instant success but that was never going to happen with Ole, his job was to stabilise the team and provide consistency. You cannot argue he hasn't done that, especially with our away form over the last 12 months.

I'm sure nobody knows more than Ole that he needs to win something, but if we win the EL this year, bring in a decent CB and get Cavani to sign for another year, I think that will be a successful year.

Out of interest, who would you get in to replace Ole at the moment?


{Ed014's Note - I’m sure it was you that suggested your squad was as good if not better than city’s, I assumed you’d been drinking, in which case his efforts have been piss poor.



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01 May 2021 12:11:35
But Shap, do you think his influence has diminished since the turn of the year. Up till Christmas it felt like we couldn't win a game without him. Since then both Pogba and Cavani have stepped up and now have arguably as much influence, if not more on whether we win games.
TRD made the point that he has scored 26 goals from midfield, which is unreal, but since the turn of the year he has only scored 3 goals from open play, the rest have come from the penalty spot. Cavani, Rashford, McT, Greenwood have scored more, even Tony has scored managed three goals in 2021.