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11 Jul 2020 00:14:11
Listening on one of these independent fan channels and an "in the know" mentioned the offer for Angel Gomes is still on the table? I'd find it bit embarrassing for a club of uniteds stature to do that. But apparently he would sign if certain players are shipped out. Any truth in this?


1.) 11 Jul 2020 07:31:21
I can't say if anyone knows that for sure, but it does make a certain amount of sense.

Angel Gomes wants to play football, he plays on either wing or at No.10, so currently his competition for places are Rashford and James for LW, Greenwood and Mata for RW and Bruno, Lingard and Andreas Pereira for No.10.

7 players ahead of him fighting it out for 3 places. His pathway if pretty blocked. If Mata, Lingard and Andreas Pereira were to leave then Gomes chances of starting some matches increases dramatically.

Personally I think the best position for Gomes to play in the EPL especially early in his career while he is learning and developing would be LW. He is small in stature and going up against a full back rather than a CB will be easier for him. He is right footed but isn't a great crosser so playing on the left then cutting in and shooting or playing a through ball or a cut back would be the best way to play him.

Unfortunately we have Rashford as first choice on the LW, with James as back up. So I don't see many chances for a game for him at our club in that position.

Bruno will be first choice at No.10 and he will play more or less every game he is fit for. While the club are looking at players like Grealish who would not only jump ahead of Gomes at No.10 but on the left too.

Which leaves RW, Greenwood is doing an excellent job of thing that position down. While James has done a good job there particularly at the start of the season. While the club are looking to bring in Sancho or someone else for RW and have made that their number one priority.

So for Gomes I don't see a way into the team for him unless the club fails to sign player for the two primary positions they are looking for AND the club moves on Mata, Lingard and Pereira. That's a lot of things that need to fall in place to give Gomes an opening.

While from the club's perspective it makes a lot of sense to keep the contract offer open, Gomes on a three year deal would be a club asset worth millions. Gomes joining another club on a free will only get the club a small compensation fee.

2.) 11 Jul 2020 08:37:18
Why is it embarrassing, the kid has been at the club since he was 6 and there have never been any questions about his attitude or ability in the academy years.

He didn't sign the contract because there is no clear pathway for him to develop in the first team, if that situation changes it makes sense for a possible reconciliation.

3.) 11 Jul 2020 09:11:06
If there is then that contract needs to be removed ASAP. Under 18 year old trying to pull the strings? He’s nothing but a disappointment in my opinion and he hasn’t taken his chance. Simple. Get rid.

4.) 11 Jul 2020 11:56:03
If he was that good and was ready ole would have given him games,

If he wants first team football he will need to get it elsewhere.

5.) 11 Jul 2020 12:43:10
I don't know what other people see in him, to me He is not good enough, plain and simple and same goes for Chong too, they are not good enough in my opinion, now Laird, the right back yes I do like him a lot and He is almost ready, thing is we have Bissaka there already but everytime I have seen Him play in the first team he has done well, can't say the same about Gomes.

6.) 11 Jul 2020 18:22:14
Who's he training with now?

7.) 11 Jul 2020 19:49:51
You also didn't know what people saw in Bruno Fernandes Reman 😉.

8.) 11 Jul 2020 22:32:18
We have no idea how good he or Chong are at the next step up - We have hardly seen them. We don’t train or play with them so cannot judge. Plus we are not qualified coaches. If the club think he’s good enough for a contract and he wants to sign it then cool. If not, no need for any bad feeling, snipey comments or histrionics; he’ll go somewhere else and play. His life, he can do what he wants with it.

9.) 12 Jul 2020 13:20:48
Agree Eric. He has done great at youth levels. He has had very few opportunities really. He does not feel he has a future here despite the huge contract offer the club made.
He will assess his options i'm sure he will have plenty and pick the one he believes is best for him.
I respect him for not just taking the 30k a week offer if he feels he won't play enough.



24 Dec 2018 00:25:01
hearing a few grumblings United are interested in re-signing Memphis Depay. Any truth in this?


1.) 24 Dec 2018 08:02:13
I doubt it. Jose was supposedly the one interested. With him gone I doubt the club will go back for him unless the next manager specifically wants him.

2.) 24 Dec 2018 11:47:31
Just what the club needs to be honest. A left sided winger with a big social media personality!

3.) 24 Dec 2018 17:37:54
Haven't heard any rumblings from his collection of expensive cars arriving. He seems to have settled let's just be pleased for him. And leave him where he is.

4.) 26 Dec 2018 01:41:46
I can see both Ole and Poch wanting to try their hand at bringing the best out of 'Memphis', we do have a buy back clause don't we? Or is it just the first refusal nonsense that still means we'll probably have our pants pulled down?

5.) 28 Dec 2018 13:29:12
I’m sure I read the buy back clause was only for a season or two maybe ED can clear it up .

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30 Nov 2017 20:47:29
some of my work colleagues based in France believe PSG will not take up the offer to sign Kylian Mbappe but are confident in signing Alexis Sanchez instead. they think he's off to Manchester united or city and i think this must be why united or whoever leaked a comment that united need to sell before they buy as £160M will be a large pay out for a single player. sounds fantasy football but it was what we were waffling about this afternoon.


1.) 01 Dec 2017 12:46:45
As far as I'm aware, they don't have an option on the player, PSG have made a commitment to purchase Mbappe next summer.

{Ed001's Note - that was what held up the deal happening is that Monaco wanted a guarantee they would sign him for the agreed price at the end of the loan or they would not agree to loan him.}



20 Jan 2017 00:18:07
both manchester clubs are very keen on signing Eric Dier? i've heard this from a few people this week. any substance to this? would anyone know more?


1.) 20 Jan 2017 10:29:54
Have a word fella. Why would he leave? Very settled, paid well, part of the project and a regular starter not to mention his partner in crime is also at the club.

2.) 20 Jan 2017 10:53:19
He's not as regular a starter as he would like to be, plus his prefered position is at CB not midfield.

I suspect he would seriously consider a move if it ment playing every week at CB, especially if it comes with a nice big pay rise.

Thats not to say he will move or even if there is any interest in him. But I'm sure he would be prepared to entertain any offers.

3.) 20 Jan 2017 11:21:36
Ok well he's been playing centre back most of the season, played most of the games bar the ones he looked jaded in at the beginning of the season. And to be perfectly honest I don't think he would entertain any offers and I certainly don't believe the club will. He's certainly our next captain in the making

4.) 20 Jan 2017 12:08:28
Let's be serious Chiswick, if Utd were seriously after him, they would probably get him.

5.) 20 Jan 2017 12:41:30
Let's also be honest mate. It doesn't work like that at all. I'm sure ed1 will recall the famous Bale post on YouTube that was quickly removed where he claimed he'd never play for Liverpool or man utd and allegedly said some unpleasant things about both cities. And it's probably why he has allegedly turned down utd twice. And to be fair the way your gaffer is treating rashford I wouldn't be surprised if it's him that may change clubs?

{Ed001's Note - Bale has turned down Citeh a couple of times as well.}

6.) 20 Jan 2017 12:47:46
Is it me or the spurs fans have started speaking Liverpool language all of a sudden. You would notice the word "project" in most of their posts. Probably next year would be your year

7.) 20 Jan 2017 13:11:22
It's good that clubs have projects instead of throwing money for a quick fix?

8.) 20 Jan 2017 14:06:55
The spurs project has been going on for 50 years

9.) 20 Jan 2017 15:48:07
your project will last only until one of chelsea city or utd come with a big offer for kane and one of them will in future, your ceo then is going to dump your project and try and get as much cash as he can for his star player and then spend a little of it one some nobody just like he did with bale, not to mention you manager will jump ship without thinking twice if one of the big boys come calling, just like he did when he was at southampton. So much for the project chiswick.

10.) 20 Jan 2017 21:17:37

Do you search the rumour pages until someone mentions a Spurs player then pretend you know all about them and that they definitely won't leave. You take it so personally when someone is linked with your player. I wouldn't want Dier as not sure he would improve us, also don't want Danny Rose but both of them you have come on here to tell us we have no chance when actually you have no idea at all. Probably saying the same when we signed carrick or when modric, bale etc left.

11.) 21 Jan 2017 06:30:49
This chiswick fella's a bloody joke, really. Used to come on our site pretending to be a Liverpool fan.
Ed002 eventually called him out.

Frankly naive speaking about projects. Diet, like most footballers, will most certainly have his head turned by a) a massive pay rise and b) a step up. which any of City, United or Chelsea would be. regardless of the past seasons league positions and any "project".

It is a class issue and just the way football is, to be honest.



30 Dec 2016 16:31:33
heard Dimitar Berbatov could be offered a short term contract until end of the season.


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1.) 30 Dec 2016 18:53:32
Why would we / he do this?

2.) 30 Dec 2016 19:26:27
I heard that the royal family are actually space lizards and that Donald Trump is an alien.

3.) 30 Dec 2016 21:00:07
I think the Donald Trump rumour may well be true 😂.

4.) 30 Dec 2016 21:01:01
Same age as Ibra, familiar with the club/ league, same style of play, (which means the system/ style doesn't need to change), Jose doesn't seem to fancy our young strikers at the minute - if he is in tip-top shape, you never know as emergency cover!

5.) 30 Dec 2016 21:46:02
Thanks but no thanks beast.

6.) 31 Dec 2016 00:26:29
Think he spent some time training with squad to gain fitness, probably what fuelled the rumour.

7.) 03 Jan 2017 13:18:55
I always thought Berba was the diet coke version of zlatan. i'd take him for 6 months.




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14 Mar 2021 18:32:49
Any update or anything on Phil Jones? Has literally disappeared got himself so badly injured during the first lockdown.


1.) 14 Mar 2021 19:31:28
Just needs a few more years until he reaches his full potential.

Jheez people are so impatient these days.



24 Feb 2019 15:41:35
if OGS knew Lingard was no where near match fit why bring him on after 20 or so minutes. someone from the medical team has some explaining to do.


1.) 24 Feb 2019 16:04:27
Lack of other options. Might create chances for Chong an Gomes next few games.

2.) 24 Feb 2019 16:28:28

OGS took a big risk bringing on Lingard, especially so early in the game. He had seen one injury needing a substitution and it was his decision so don’t blame medics. It was for me a sign of his inexperience, he was trying to be positive but it wasn’t the right moment.

The team showed real guts to hang in there, especially Rashford and that was a real positive. I am more concerned about the quality back up, McTominay and Pereira in central midfield are concerning. I hope we see a couple of the youngsters.

Feels a better point than it would have been with a full team.

3.) 24 Feb 2019 16:49:47
He wouldn't have been in the squad if the medics thought he wasn't fit. You're passed fit to play, then you can play.

4.) 24 Feb 2019 17:48:56
Redman - Your always banging on about Ole being inexperienced but bringing on Lingard had nothing to do with that. The man isn't stupid he'll have spoken his medical staff, the player and he was passed fit. He probably didn't start because he was lacking match sharpness having not played for a couple of weeks. Lingard is fundamental to how we want to play and suggesting Ole is somehow naive or to question his judgement is not productive on an afternoon where he squeezed every ounce of effort out of a depleted squad.

You bang on about wanting to use the academy and giving youth a chance then moan about a lack of quality. Mctominay had a fine game. He was brilliant defensively. Worked hard, tracked runners, was positionally disciplined. Yes he lacks quality on the ball at times but that's not his job. He was brave, took the ball off the CB's and used it simply and intelligently.

I thought Ole learnt from the PSG game, he ensured that our full backs didn't get isolated and it was another disciplined and well organised defensive display. Liverpool's lauded attack didn't create a single opportunity today.

Lukaku deputised admirably on the right. He worked hard and defended well. He also kept Liverpool honest and posed a threat on the counter. Unfortunately his touch can be poor at times and his movement is questionable but our two best moments were created by him.

Under the circumstances it was an organised, disciplined and very hard working display. Ole has players wanting to run through brick walls for him. We're not the finished article, everybody knows that, but with the injuries, disruptions and missing some of our best players I'm not sure we could have expected much more. Personally I'm delighted with the effort and application of every player today on a difficult afternoon.

5.) 24 Feb 2019 19:31:49
Great post DLIB.

6.) 24 Feb 2019 20:42:55

I have to disagree on your point Re bringing on Lingard when he did. It was an obvious error and sending him on when we had already made one substitution plus Rashford was already struggling was illogical. It did show his lack of experience. Lingard was on the bench for a reason. Ole is very popular so saying he made a mistake is frowned upon but this was a mistake, luckily it didn’t cost us completely.

In terms of the team performance, huge plaudits for their resilience, we stayed compact and defensively didn’t lose concentration. I don’t think McTominay and Pereira, who both played well in the pattern we had to play, are good enough and we will be under extreme pressure at Palace with that combination.

7.) 24 Feb 2019 21:05:49
Agree with a lot of what has been said but want to add a mention to Pogba, who I thought showed a lot of graft today. He wasn't at his creative best, but with the injuries he played a little deeper and without Rashford's movement there was less for him to aim for - but despite this he got back and put in tackles and supported Shaw on the left side. It's something he's often criticised for not doing, but I thought he put a shift in today and deserves recognition.

8.) 24 Feb 2019 21:43:37
Mata signaled he wanted to come off. Who was he supposed to put on for him? Romero? Rashford was already limping and presumably he wanted to save Sanchez for if Rashford had to come off. Lingard was really the only option. It was a gamble but there wasn't much else.



10 Feb 2019 01:10:00
Something certainly looks wrong with Lukaku. he has regressed badly. He was never this bad, surely?


1.) 10 Feb 2019 09:05:02
We’re not playing to his strengths. Same reason he couldn’t get into that Chelsea team at the time.

Everton played off him and it worked well.

Our attacks have bypassed him before he’s even turned around.

But he has had some good moments under Ole, highlight being against Arsenal. He’s just not suited to fast attacking football, he needs to be the target man.

2.) 10 Feb 2019 09:36:35
He’s a good player but not sure he’s for us. We are starting to have an identity again and it is about pace and quickness, not 2 of his strengths.

3.) 10 Feb 2019 12:42:38
He is actually best suited to the inside right forward role in this team. He has done some of his best work running wide right and stretching the defense. His crossing from there is pretty good.

The only redeeming feature he has as a target man is that even the defenders don't know which way the ball will bounce off him. For his size, he is awful with his back to goal.

I think his role is an impact sub now.

4.) 10 Feb 2019 10:02:46
He has had a dip in form and is low on confidence . it happens its not the end of the world.

5.) 10 Feb 2019 13:05:19
Tony is spot on.
Lukaku does score goals and in the right set up he can be very effective.
So can he adapt his game? Can ole and the coaches find a way to fit him in using his strengths?
Does he want to adapt?
He is prepared to move to be a no1 in a more suitable set up?
Its one of the big issues ole will have to address in the summer if he gets the job.

6.) 10 Feb 2019 14:06:11
He's not and never has been a target man. He's awful with his back to the goal but better running onto things.

7.) 10 Feb 2019 16:25:27
I think ole has shown us the way he intends to play.

Lukaku will not be a starter anymore IMO. Either he's happy to be an alternative option or moves on. I'd imagine we will concentrate on getting fast forwards who can interchange between positions in the next transfer window, allowing us to be much more fluid in transition from defence to attack.

Lukaku does not suit that style of play. But he is a good alternative when we need to change tact.

I don't think he will want to be that at this stage of his career.



04 Aug 2018 13:22:25
what are peoples opinions on Joel Pereira? find it slightly odd someone highly rated at this stage in their career chooses to go to a club in the Portugese league?


1.) 04 Aug 2018 13:27:34
It's only a loan he will be back.

2.) 04 Aug 2018 14:31:44
I’m pretty sure Jose said he picked the loan and it’s also his hometown club.

3.) 04 Aug 2018 17:15:44
Im7 also he's only a baby in terms of a gk this spell away will do him the world of good. He's is highly rated and if ddg shall leave in the next few years we have quite possibly got the ready made replacement in him, but for that to happen he needs regular game time and not to just sit on a bench with the odd cup game his only real possibility of playing for us this season.

4.) 04 Aug 2018 17:41:50
You’ve seen Jose’s comments about him. He’s highly rated. However we have DDG, and Joel needs precious game time. Maybe he fancies going home for a year or two as well to play some football and be close to family.

5.) 04 Aug 2018 18:02:06
For me I think next year Pereira will be loaned again to either championship or lower end of Premier League with following year him coming in as number 2 dependent on what happens with DDG. Jose does rate him.



24 Jul 2018 17:14:20
are we showing any interest in Christian Pulisic?


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04 Oct 2020 16:15:08
with a late season start, i would not be surprised if United are thinking of holding out until January transfer window for Sancho which is only under 3 months away.




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05 Sep 2020 11:28:42
United need to work out a loan agreement with a club to give their fringe players game time.




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30 Aug 2020 02:01:12
if true, VDB is probably an acceptance from Man Utd that they need to pay Borussia Dortmund's asking price for Sancho. I have a feeling Grealish and Sancho were the primary targets this window but they could not finance both deals unless the prices were lowered. VDB to take the no.4 from Phil Jones and sign on the 4th! :D.




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17 Aug 2020 00:42:04
i think Fred starts over Matic because Luke Shaw is not playing. they need a left footer but it takes Pogba out of the game as he has to play deeper.




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11 Aug 2020 22:06:37
Loan move for Bale? I’m sure Real would subsidise some of his wages.





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08 May 2021 09:17:27
He’ll go for the win against Villa and set up not to lose against Leicester and Liverpool. Get 4 points from these 3 games and I think we are sorted for second place.




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05 May 2021 09:07:48
Bit like having an a*hole of a landlord. Being a nuisance would make no difference to them as long as they still receive their rent.




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02 Jan 2021 17:49:34
I think VAR are now going down the path of sticking to the referees call if it was not a clear and obvious error. Had the referee not called it I don’t think vAR would have overruled. Guessing they have a time limit now to make a call else stick to the referees verdict.




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08 Dec 2020 22:46:12
2-0 down and waited until half time to make changes. Says a lot really.




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07 Dec 2020 20:20:51
seems like its always before a city Derby.