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08 Nov 2019 10:23:14
Hi Eds and fellow posters.

Ole mentioned the club are looking to make up to 2 signings over January and have players in mind.

Would be really interested in who would be the 2 to sign in January. But let's be REAL and suggest somewhat attainable targets for Jan.

Someone will ask for a summary from the Ed's sometime soon. And it could be interesting to see who is the guys you would like, who the club look to and ultimately what we end up with.

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1.) 08 Nov 2019 10:57:03
i don't know who the club are looking at, could all be bluster to keep us happy. however I think that haaland/ mandzukic, would be attainable and maybe also someone like a bruno fernandes again. that's probably it although if reports are true then the like of emre can could be bought as he doesn't get a sniff at juve.


2.) 08 Nov 2019 11:44:15
I expect I'll be in the minority here but if the club's first choice for any position isn't available in January I would rather we didn't sign anyone.

Fred wasn't Jose's first choice but he went for him because he was worried he wouldn't get anyone else. Had the club not signed Fred then it is likely that we would have pushed harder for a midfielder this summer just gone. We might even have signed a player better than Fred and now have a better midfield.

That's the problem when you panic and just buy who is available rather than who is best suited.

I would rather wait until the summer and bring in the right ones. If we can get them in January then great.


3.) 08 Nov 2019 12:25:45
i agree that we shouldn't panic buy, problem is that if our form doesn't improve then a lot of fans will be screaming for signings. the club may well then panic just to ease the unrest.


4.) 08 Nov 2019 12:53:44
I'm with shappy I'd rather wait for the right player. However I think we need to sign 6 which is a big ask all in one summer. So if someone's available in winter and ee can get them I'd go for it.


5.) 08 Nov 2019 14:51:34
Mandzucic has been mooted for quite a while but I cannot see how he would fit in: croatia he plays up front but we don't whip crosses in from the flanks and at juve he has played as a second striker and on the left! Surely that doesn't fit in with the players we have, rashford, martial and james to name 3.
No doubt the media will link us with 40+ targets but can only see us asking seriously about 4/ 5 and possibly getting 1/ 2.
Personal thought is a striker and midfielder as priorty positions with mid being top.


6.) 08 Nov 2019 15:00:29
Panic is one of the reasons the squad is so poor


7.) 08 Nov 2019 16:59:45
Would love Bruno Fernandes. I think he is that creativity we're lacking behind the front 3. Sadly I'm not convinced he wants to sign for us as it would probably have been done in the summer just gone.


8.) 08 Nov 2019 19:10:26
I don’t know if they are or have ever been genuine targets but Milinkovic-Savic and Bruno Fernandes would transform our team. Fred and Lingard are not good enough to start every week and we are desperately short in midfield. Pogba or no Pogba, we need more quality through the middle.


9.) 09 Nov 2019 14:51:23
I think we can all agree that the two players should be Bale an Shhhhnyder!


10.) 09 Nov 2019 21:31:26
Sandro Tonali at Brescia should be signed asap.


11.) 10 Nov 2019 09:24:40
If it means we have a chance to buy our number one targets this winter we should do even it means paying slightly over the odds. At least that way we can integrate them into the team and they should be up to speed for next season.

Let's face it this season we won't get top four and if we don't get a Uefa place I won't mind if it means that we have a better chance of a title shot the year after.


12.) 10 Nov 2019 11:04:52
CF (Haaland for me) plus a DM and a No.10 are our three biggest priorities currently.

If Dier joins I’ll cry - the worst ‘midfielder’ in the premier league.


13.) 11 Nov 2019 10:05:18
I will be happy if we sign just squad players in January, main focus should be to get better first team players in the summer who will address certain key areas, money should be available for players like Madison, Martinez/ Haaland/ Jimenez, another CB and LB.


14.) 11 Nov 2019 12:41:25
haaland i can't see joining us anytime soon, now that raiolas his agent the fee will be silly already reports of £86m and every top european club all showing interest.


 

 

07 Nov 2019 08:06:07
ralf rangnick being linked to a Technical/ Sporting Director role today. Comes from the Athletic which imo seems pretty legit.

Interesting move, lots of experience and lots of good contacts around the world for young players - looking at Salzburg and Leipzig.

Could be a positive a sensible way forward. does it also creates the way for Nagglesman?

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1.) 07 Nov 2019 09:06:48
The rumour I heard was that he is scene as a potential replacement for Ole for a year or two then for him to step into a sporting/ technical director role.

He is one of footballs best multitaskers, having previously fulfilled the role of technical director and manager at Lepzig.


2.) 07 Nov 2019 11:43:36
I am trying not to follow 'links' and will just wait till something actually happens. Will let you know during the Jan window, if this attempt succeeds. Till then, no butterfly effects for me. :)


3.) 07 Nov 2019 15:00:29
He also wants to control everything on the football side. Potential stumbling block.


4.) 07 Nov 2019 15:06:29
I think this will happen.


5.) 07 Nov 2019 15:16:18
Some great quotes on the once great MEN.

"There is a lot of space for a vision for United, but I am very happy where I am.

"Since Sir Alex [Ferguson] left they were underperforming. They haven’t won the title since he left. "

"At any club, if you cannot get the right players, then you should at least not sign the wrong ones. You are in trouble if you do that in one or two or three consecutive transfer windows.


"Club building is about building the right squad by transferring the right players away and having more than 50 per cent success rate of bringing in the right players. Then you must have the best possible coaches to develop these players. "

And speaking in October, he told The Guardian: "I am happy where I am but if any club wanted to speak to me, the question would have to be: ‘Can I be somebody who can influence areas of development across the whole club? ’ Otherwise you are only getting half of what I am capable of. "


6.) 07 Nov 2019 15:52:56
Ed002, What is your opinion on Ralf Rangnick? Would he be a good candidate either as a manager or in a technical director role at United?

{Ed002's Note - As a manager no and he is not what MU will be looking for as a DoF - he is a strategist and would be most suitable doing the same thing at a progressive club or group of clubs - such as he has been doing. MU do not fall in to either category I am afraid.}


7.) 07 Nov 2019 17:20:08
We're a corporation that plays a bit of football on the weekend. That's the category we fall into.


8.) 07 Nov 2019 21:28:56
Groan.


 

 

12 Jul 2019 15:37:41
Ruben Dias. Happening. 🤞.

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1.) 12 Jul 2019 15:44:14
I really hope we get Dias or Milenkovic rather than Harry Maguire.


2.) 12 Jul 2019 16:41:05
Same
also lots of Portuguese in the dressing room and history of the club so settling would hopefully be easy. I would guess the clubs know each other well based on transfer history and you'd think a deal could be done.


3.) 12 Jul 2019 16:57:45
Ed002 - have you advised someone at MU that we should be back in for Dias :) as you mentioned he would be the best option for CB. It would be great to get him.


4.) 12 Jul 2019 17:44:10
Really hope this is true.


5.) 12 Jul 2019 18:42:20
Ed002 has been on the money with the transfer targets once again, we're lucky to have this sort of insight on the site.

Dias and Milenkovic seem like the best options we have and here's hoping we see at least one of them come in. If we were able to get Dias and Fernandes from Portugal we will have done a couple of really good pieces of business from what I have seen of both.


6.) 12 Jul 2019 19:09:14
Where are the reports coming from?


7.) 12 Jul 2019 21:12:53
Social media. pinch of salt.


8.) 12 Jul 2019 21:25:34
I’m not saying Dias isn’t a decent prospect but why are people happy to sign him for the reported £60m but up in arms about Maguire’s price tag.
For me, Maguire would bring far more to this current squad than Dias. All you have to do is look at his attitude and influence around the England squad. He looks like a leader to me, someone who ingratiated himself into the England and Leicester teams very well.
Dias has the potential to be a good defender but signing him could be another Lindelof, a season to bed in and find his feet etc. That’s not what Ole needs right now. Wan Bissaka will fit straight in to the team it seems and I think Maguire would do the same. That gives us a starting back four of Shaw, Lindelof, Maguire if he signs and Wan Bissaka.
I can’t compare ability between the 2 because I’ve only seen Dias is a couple of games.


9.) 13 Jul 2019 11:15:34
2toms, Dias is already better than Maguire imo and will keep getting better. I don’t see Maguire as a leader. Yes he brings the ball out of defence but his technique is awful and he will get found out playing in Europe. He’s slow and his positioning is sceltical.

I really hope we get Dias and while we are shopping in Portugal, Fernandes too. I’m really excited about potentially signing those two players, they will both add something new to our play. Fingers crossed.


10.) 13 Jul 2019 22:57:59
Why don’t people rate Maguire?


11.) 14 Jul 2019 08:21:19
I know why many don't rate Maguire but wouldn't say it.


 

 

28 Mar 2019 23:10:04
Hi Ed002,
It appears Man Utd are looking to the Portuguese league again with Felix João, Ferndandes (Sporting) and Ruben Dias.

Are these players being scouted for the summer transfer window? Any chance of a quick list of potential targets? Please :)

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{Ed002's Note - Please try searching - this has all been dealt with before.}


1.) 29 Mar 2019 10:20:55
All 3 are of interest to United and all the 3 were Jose Mourinho targets.


2.) 29 Mar 2019 10:57:49
Why are people so obsessed with transfers? Its like its a separate part of the game to see who people are going to buy all the time.

Its only since Woodward came in that the transfers have been more of a priority than the football. Under Gill and SAF I don't remember people being this bothered every day about whos coming in.


3.) 29 Mar 2019 11:53:17
Not sure FZZ. We used to continually moan about the " no value in the market" excuse every window. although ironically it could not be more true over the last few windows where we have spent silly money.


4.) 29 Mar 2019 17:37:23
I find it really interesting see what direction we are got in.

Looks like we are going back to making galaticos than signing them which is welcomed.

Interesting to see us look to the Portuguese league again. Felix kid looks a prospect.


5.) 29 Mar 2019 20:51:38
Maybe because we are desperate for some new players which requires a transfer window.


6.) 30 Mar 2019 08:48:34
Obsessed by transfers, yes, I remember the club buying Ted McDougal from Bournemouth I think, and we were all disappointed. It has always been of high interest. I was there when Bryan Robson signed on the pitch in 81 and the ground was highly excited.

We had years of excuses under the Glazers, no value. Then in recent years spent a reasonable level of money in a strange way, almost like we had no direction, who would have thought that.


7.) 30 Mar 2019 14:00:27
During the war. 😁.


 

 

18 Nov 2018 12:23:11
I read today Mr Mouriniho would be keen on Luis Campos becoming the DoF at Man Utd. However the Utd board want to hold off on hiring anyone until JMs future is clear. This came from an article by Duncan Castles who seems to be a bit of mouthpiece for JM, wondering if there is a thread of truth to this?

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1.) 18 Nov 2018 14:01:14
Correct me if i'm wrong but Ed002 said he'd be the ideal candidate for a DOF, to work alongside Jose. Getting tired of talking about issues at the club, need a revamp.


2.) 18 Nov 2018 15:40:40
Seems to be able to spot a player based on his signings at Monaco and perhaps telling how Jardim managed after he left.

I have feeling we will go for Paul Mitchell and try for Poch at the end of the season.

Agree the team needs a rebuild and football management structure also. Question of timing and if the JM stays.


3.) 18 Nov 2018 16:51:24
Regardless of JM staying or not. Would it not be a good move for the club on a whole to appoint this guy if possible.


4.) 18 Nov 2018 21:40:28
Looks like that way to me based on his record. But we to be taking a long time to make a move. I searched Luis Campos a sea his name came up 2016!


 

 

 

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14 Nov 2019 14:41:11
Can't wait for the sauce after the internationals and future at Manchester United!


Brandon Williams - Hot Sauce
Wan Bissaka - Hot Sauce
Mctominay
New Fred
Rashford
Martial
James
Greenwood
Angel Gomes

Then who the team should be built around
Paul Pogba in the 10.

Ooh, suit you sir.


Then go for Madison Sancho and Haaland plus a deep lying baller like Tonali.

Ooooh, suit you sir!

We really could have a great team of footballers in the not so distant future.

Sometimes being optimistic is a nice change of pace.

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1.) 14 Nov 2019 16:54:32
Utd Road,

You've been on the sauce today.


2.) 14 Nov 2019 17:53:55
When a Mad Hatter is the sensible one in a discussion I think you need to reconsider a few of your life choices!


3.) 15 Nov 2019 08:22:37
Too much sauce yourself. 😁😁.


4.) 15 Nov 2019 08:40:13
Hahahaha that's a good read to start my morning with Utd Road.


 

 

07 Nov 2019
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Manchester United Player Sightings page entitled, Board Of Directors

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07 Nov 2019 09:00:36
Anyone else think we are in a bit of rush to hype up the kids.

There's a few things to mention. one is the u23 ls got relegated last season, in part due to poor management and in part that most of our 23s are around 17-19, so on the young side.

Secondly I saw na ton of hype for the kid from Monaco, Hannibal. He's supposed have amazing potential but already people are raving that he helped the u23s beat Middlesbrough U23 in the 2nd tier.

As with a lot things at the moment perspective and patience seem are a rarity.

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1.) 07 Nov 2019 09:23:38
We have some great young players, players who if they can make the monumental step up from the under 23's to the first team will become fantastic first team players for us.

I think there is more hype around these kids as it has been a long time since we really had a few come through who genuinely had world class potential.

Yet potential doesn't win you games, it needs to be realised.

We also need to remember that players like Rashford, McTominay and Tuanzebe are 21/ 22 now and are starting to make a more regular impact. But they are still inconsistent. So we can't expect the likes of Williams, Garner, Gomes, Chong and Greenwood who are 18/ 19 to be making regular telling impacts or for them to have any sort of consistency at this stage.

It's fine to be excited about them, it's fine to talk about them. Just don't put any expectancy on them at this stage.

The under 23's got relegated in part because that side was filed with 16-18 year olds playing against 20-22 year olds. They lacked experience and were too niave. However, that was also great experience. Something they can learn from. Now many of them are fighting to get promoted, if they manage that then that will show spirit and fight. All things they will need if they are going to be able to make the jump from the under 23's to the first team.


2.) 07 Nov 2019 09:50:15
In short we can say we have been handling the reserves side of the club pretty badly?


3.) 07 Nov 2019 14:59:06
Becks, that's one interpretation. On one hand the older players we had sadly weren't likely to become good enough, there was a lack of investment and focus at youth level which allowed the clubs academy to stagnate.

On the other hand, keeping older youth players who were likely to become good enough for the first team while blocking the path for younger potentially better players also wasn't ideal.

So, releasing or selling off those older players to make space for the more talented younger players to step up meant they got more exposure to a higher and more competitive league, which will help them with their development. It did mean there was a lack of experience in the under 23's which led to their relegation. Yet it is often said you learn more in the face of adversity than when everything is going well.

The early promotion to the under 23's, the relegation and learning how to fight back from that might be the making of some of these young players. If so were they handled badly? Or did the club make the most of a bad situation.


4.) 07 Nov 2019 18:16:25
I am not sure but I heard the reason Mctominay was used as a CF was because they would not sign some one for the reserves.

I'm just not sure these kids are even that good and the way they are being developed, wether it be Greenwood not getting minutes in either U23 or first team or even Young blocking Williams development, there's little to say they will make it.


5.) 07 Nov 2019 18:23:47
Catch 22 really if we don't find quality loans for them soon.


6.) 07 Nov 2019 19:28:40
Rashford is only 21 yet this is his 5th season in the United 1st team.
Will we still be talking about him as potential in 5 years time or will he be another lingard. 1 decent breakthrough season then downhill from there.


7.) 08 Nov 2019 01:35:33
Wow, this post didn't age well DG. Rashford looked pretty good tonight.


8.) 08 Nov 2019 10:23:27
I think Rashford has 8 goals already this season. Whilst he should already have more, that’s a great return for this stage of the season.


9.) 08 Nov 2019 10:22:35
I think Rashford has been good too if late. He needs to be a little more composed and be more consistent.

This may come with age but either way he isn't a problem.

My point is more out of concern the youth will never reach their potential under the current arrangements.


10.) 08 Nov 2019 13:51:36
I think Rashford has improved with being moved over to the left handside. It gives him more freedom to play facing goal rather than with his back to it. Let him find a yard or two of space and run at players and he will make things happen.

I don't think he will be a 20-30 goal a season main striker, yet I think he could be a 15-20 goal a season wide forward, who might create another 10-15 assists. If he can bring 25-35 goals a season into the team then we will have a gem of a player.


 

 

28 Oct 2019 17:46:25
McTominay's interview;

Comes across like a true leader and setting a great example.

His manager's award should go to any breakthrough youth player if you ask me. Gone from a joke to a valid leader.

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1.) 28 Oct 2019 20:58:57
We have a couple of young lads coming through who at youth level have been leaders, Tuanzebe, Williams and Garner have all lead youth sides. McTominay looks to be growing into a leader within the dressing room.

The future looks bright with some of these lads in the team. let's hope they can all make it at the highest level and we can supplement them with quality signings both in terms of talent and attitude.


2.) 28 Oct 2019 21:16:02
He’s growing with every game, he does like the word ‘obviously’!


3.) 29 Oct 2019 04:43:39
Most importantly he gives everything on the pitch.
A real fighter in the team.


4.) 29 Oct 2019 01:05:47
Obviously.


 

 

12 Oct 2019 10:06:13
Hey Ed

Any ideas who the 8 first team signings United have in mind?

Utd Road

{Ed002's Note - Sorry, I don’t understand the question.}


1.) 12 Oct 2019 12:53:48
Ed complete 8 signings. We will be onto manager number 8 before that happens 😂.


2.) 12 Oct 2019 13:19:43
8 signings? We took all summer to sign 3 players. With 1 deal at a time, we LL need a year to sign 8 :)
Amateurs.


3.) 12 Oct 2019 14:10:24
It's just paper talk mate. We often get daft stories during international break.


4.) 12 Oct 2019 14:17:34
Apparently its 4 in summer and 4 the summer after. Pathetic ambition.


5.) 13 Oct 2019 00:36:42
Sounds about right, hardly a huge prediction from the rags, they will have no idea who they are though, funny you actually asked Ed to tell you, imagine believing everything you read in the press, your life must be full of confusion.


6.) 13 Oct 2019 14:03:18
Now its £300 million over 2 summers so if true that's £150 million each summer or just 2 good players in the current market. Never going to catch up.


7.) 13 Oct 2019 14:25:07
Mort,

Never? Slightly pessimistic mate.


8.) 13 Oct 2019 15:57:48
I wouldn't say there's a set budget like that made for two years. There's too many variables of what could happen. Regardless of what budget we have, our team of scouts have to start to leaving the country when scouting. Though there are young talented British players, Madison, Rice, Chillwell, are going to cost too much and won't get us to the challenging for league titles.

But before we start our recruitment for players, we need a coach in place that has a history of improving players. Without that piece of th puzzle is in place, you could sign Maradonna, Cruyff and Best and it would be meaningless.


9.) 13 Oct 2019 16:58:09
No GDS with these owners and Woodward we won't catch up.


10.) 13 Oct 2019 21:23:04
£300 Million may just get us a play off place in the championship lol.


11.) 13 Oct 2019 23:54:19
sounds more like next seasons championships winners budget.


 

 

 

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08 Nov 2019 10:21:41
Just go with positivity bro.

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07 Nov 2019 15:16:18
Some great quotes on the once great MEN.

"There is a lot of space for a vision for United, but I am very happy where I am.

"Since Sir Alex [Ferguson] left they were underperforming. They haven’t won the title since he left. "

"At any club, if you cannot get the right players, then you should at least not sign the wrong ones. You are in trouble if you do that in one or two or three consecutive transfer windows.


"Club building is about building the right squad by transferring the right players away and having more than 50 per cent success rate of bringing in the right players. Then you must have the best possible coaches to develop these players. "

And speaking in October, he told The Guardian: "I am happy where I am but if any club wanted to speak to me, the question would have to be: ‘Can I be somebody who can influence areas of development across the whole club? ’ Otherwise you are only getting half of what I am capable of. "

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06 Nov 2019 09:43:29
Won't happen, he will eithr stay in Germany or go PSG as per with German players and wind up at Bayern as per.

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31 Oct 2019 19:17:51
Players don't care about the club and are transient by nature.

But I'd say the club cares about certain players.

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30 Oct 2019 21:54:54
All of those listed have come from this site, Mad Hatter.

What's with jumping on people on this site? Only a simple post looking to stimulate some conversation here, isn't transfer rumours the aim of the site? And yes of course this is fantasy. as Roy said "Utd signed Fred" so who knows what we will end up with.

As for different positions most play in a variant of central midfield. Everyone is super smart around here and all knowing will surely know that. i'm just suggesting it we seem to be looking for a type of player.

Used to be a great site for that sort conversation. nevermind.

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08 Nov 2019 10:22:35
I think Rashford has been good too if late. He needs to be a little more composed and be more consistent.

This may come with age but either way he isn't a problem.

My point is more out of concern the youth will never reach their potential under the current arrangements.

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07 Nov 2019 18:23:47
Catch 22 really if we don't find quality loans for them soon.

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07 Nov 2019 18:16:25
I am not sure but I heard the reason Mctominay was used as a CF was because they would not sign some one for the reserves.

I'm just not sure these kids are even that good and the way they are being developed, wether it be Greenwood not getting minutes in either U23 or first team or even Young blocking Williams development, there's little to say they will make it.

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06 Nov 2019 08:00:27
I think based on what he's done at Ajax with a blend of youth and senior pros you'd think he is just what United need.

He can bring Hakim Ziyech for our Rw too.

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05 Nov 2019 15:11:42
Lindelof has cost us points, are targeted weakness and has literally lost us games with his mistakes.

Worse than Jones.

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