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30 Apr 2021 12:30:19
Rumours that Cavani promised to stay another year on social media.


1.) 30 Apr 2021 13:20:30
Seen that too, and apparently from a reliable source.

Would be great for us if he does stay. Means we can focus on other positions this window and worry about a cf next year if the problem hasn't taken care of itself via greenwood or rashford.

2.) 30 Apr 2021 16:36:05
Why is it of interest that he plans to stay on social media for another year?

{Ed001's Note - people were worried he was joining the boycott?}

3.) 30 Apr 2021 17:35:20
I heard Lewandowski was seen browsing houses in Rusholme.

4.) 30 Apr 2021 19:27:48
Would be ideal if we can get him to stay one more season.

Firstly, he is performing for the team, any potential replacement signed is not guaranteed to hit the mark.

Secondly, I don't think we can afford to spend upwards of 100m on a top class striker this summer.

Thirdly, I have high hopes for Greenwood, while I wouldn't be against asking him to step up next season. An extra year training and learning from a top class striker will only aid his development. While a striker of Cavani's age and injury record means Greenwood will still get plenty of chances to play through the middle and prove his worth.

5.) 30 Apr 2021 20:04:26
I hope he stays for next season just for him on a personal level. Imagine playing for united and never getting to celebrate a goal at the Stretford end with the fans.

6.) 02 May 2021 11:16:22
I would question why Cavani would even consider leaving.
I think its because he knows a big name striker is coming in.

7.) 02 May 2021 12:27:25
Jgb, I doubt very much that is the case. The rumours are that we will sign a striker only IF Cavani leaves.

I suspect he'll probably not feel entirely welcome in the UK after being suspended for a racial comment.

Plus he has a young family and wants to return to South America to be closer to his extended family. Something many people who live in different countries to their extended family are realising in a post C.V. world. Having spent a year not being able to fly between countries so freely.



25 Oct 2019 18:50:30
More rumours today, being linked with Haaland. Also it seem that As Roma have decided to sign Smalling on a permanent basis. My assumption is for a fee at around 15-20 m euros.


1.) 25 Oct 2019 20:33:01
Didn't think we would have to pay Roma so little to convince them to take him on permanently.

2.) 25 Oct 2019 21:46:45
He's had a really good start for them.



06 Oct 2019 09:57:21
Mandzuikic links resurfacing according to The Athletic. His style reminds me a bit of Sheringham.
The problem is his age -34- and also if we were interested in summer, why didn't we sign him back then?


1.) 06 Oct 2019 11:08:08
Apparently it was too late in the transfer window for him to have time to think about the move but as he hasn't been part of Sarris squad for the season so far then he's open to it now.

2.) 06 Oct 2019 11:36:47
Would be another silly mistake imo - looking for short term fixes to long term problems again.
If we are really rebuilding, then rebuild with new materials not old ones.

3.) 06 Oct 2019 12:03:20
Ultimately I think it comes down to who is available in January.

Players who might be our first choices such as Maddison, Sancho and Moussa Dembele are unlikely to be available in January.

However, by not replacing players in the summer we are now left with a squad not good enough to compete for our ambitions this season.

Therefore, if we are to dip into the winter market to look for a solution then we will likely have to consider players who we maybe overlooked in the summer, as these are the only players who will be available.

4.) 06 Oct 2019 15:42:11
Betty. I get your point mate. But we are in desperate need of experience. Even the like of maddison and sancho are very young. I don't know much about mandzucic other than he is experienced and appears to be a good professional. We could do with a couple if players of that ilk to help the younger players for 18 months or so.
The caveat is that they must be the right type of character. The likes of him or modric or rakatic are all still capable and could help bring the younger guys on.
The kids we have don't have anybody to turn on the pitch when the thing gets tough and they need that imo. Better rakatic than fred for example. Garner and mctom would learn more in a week playing with him than 18 months with fred.

5.) 06 Oct 2019 15:54:50
Ken, I really wouldn't want Rakitic around influencing the young players. Not a role model.

6.) 06 Oct 2019 16:21:36
I get that shappy.

7.) 06 Oct 2019 18:40:20
Sack Ole. What ever he is trying to do . It ain't working . we are becoming a laughing stock

8.) 06 Oct 2019 20:30:15
Dead right Betty. We seem to keep making these mistakes and we don't learn. The club, manager, owners are a joke.

9.) 08 Oct 2019 10:23:56
I believe our team needs Mandzukic right now albeit for short term.
Our season will get ruined if we still place our hopes on injury prone/ inexperienced forwards.



14 Aug 2019 17:39:06
There is a rumour that Real Madrid might want to sent Luka Jovic on loan - maybe they already want to get rid of.
@Ed. (Assuming he can join us in the next transfer window) can you see Jovic alongside martial and rashford up front? Can it work?


{Ed004's Note - I cant see Jovic leaving so soon}

1.) 15 Aug 2019 07:24:57
Better chance of getting zidane. Not a happy camp there. Zidane will be in his toes jose will come in and pogba will be reaching for his Italian phrase book again😂😂.

2.) 15 Aug 2019 08:50:21
It was actually reported a few weeks back that Perez was looking at jose and pogba woukdnt be part of the long term plan .
Things change in football.

3.) 15 Aug 2019 09:31:50
I untimely think that's why they never went for him jred.

4.) 15 Aug 2019 12:03:25
I think the 27m + James Rodriguez bid proved how little an appetite Real Madrid had for seriously pursuing Pogba.

The fact that they are now seriously exploring a deal for Neymar shows that the money is there if they really want a player. I think it also shows that the manager doesn't dictate the signings at Real Madrid.
In which case does it really matter how much Zidane wants Pogba, if other people at the club don't want him then he won't go there.

I think this summer was his real chance to go to Real Madrid. I think he might have missed it, unless he has a storming season this year and proves himself to be a "Galactico".

5.) 15 Aug 2019 12:43:31
And yet in the run up to deadline day people were pointing to Madrid as an example of how to do a rebuild. Now we're talking potential change of manager who probably won't like some of the players.

6.) 15 Aug 2019 13:18:44
Have madrid bought well?
I 100% like the direction we have taken this summer .
Keep reading pogba will sulk because he didn't get his move, but you have to wonder what move? Madrid seem to have put money on the table for hazard and neymar.
Juve put dybala on the table for lukaku .

7.) 15 Aug 2019 16:15:56
Just saying that's what a few people on here saying. That Madrid had identified players and moved quick to get them in and lamenting that we hadn't done the same. I think we had s good window. I'd have liked another midfielder to add depth but wasn't to be.



19 Jul 2019 18:24:14
According to L Equipe, Pogba is still waiting calmly for his transfer to Real. Should we take them seriously? Usually they re quite reliable, no?


1.) 19 Jul 2019 19:28:00
Id say he is nowhere near as calm as he was. Real can't shift players and are not coming up with the cash we want.

2.) 19 Jul 2019 22:21:49
Who actually cares? You wake up worrying if Pogba will leave or not?

3.) 20 Jul 2019 05:42:31
As I said before neither Real or Juve can afford Pogba right now.




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28 Jan 2020 18:02:58
Eds, are these links to Antero Henrique real and is he the right man for DoF role?


{Ed002's Note - Try searching.}

1.) 29 Jan 2020 11:58:35
Ed02 - do you think he'd be a good fit for the position if it was to happen? Read a few articles from him and it wasn't great reading in regards to his time at PSG.

{Ed002's Note - It would depend on responsibilities - but I fear the stucture would not suit him.}



15 Jan 2020 15:33:25
Interesting comments today by Muelensteen on Raiola on one of the tabloids regarding the possible partnership between Rashford and Raiola.
Muelensteen was quoted saying
""His way is Raiola first and then the player, and not the interest of the club. ".




09 Sep 2019 17:57:33
ED002, any idea what s going on with De Gea?

The Guardian is saying, he will sign soon but we ve been hearing same story for some time now.



{Ed002's Note - If MU make an acceptable offer he may well sign - else he will look to a very lucrative offer from elsewhere.}

1.) 09 Sep 2019 20:17:01
Liverpool fan here in peace. I've obviously not seen as much of De Gea recently as you guys, and all I really see is the high profile bloopers he's been making.

Would you really be happy if he signed a new long term contract putting him on the same wages as Paul Pogba? £290k per week. I know it's not your money but surely with his form (admittedly, in the limited coverage I've seen), would you be happy with that?

2.) 09 Sep 2019 20:17:38
I say sell. Past his best.

3.) 09 Sep 2019 20:46:07
Mort. I don't think Sell is an option.

Firstly, I don't think that anyone would want to disrupt their defence by changing their first choice goalkeeper in the middle of the season.

Secondly, and in addition to the first point, why would anyone do that when they can talk to him in January in regards to moving to them on a free transfer.

4.) 09 Sep 2019 22:25:50
Get rid. I've been saying this for two years. No command of his area, terrible distribution, never comes for crosses, and his communication with the defence is nonexistent.

5.) 10 Sep 2019 07:25:05

Command of the area is an issue with DDG, the defenders don’t know what is happening behind them. Schmeichel was utterly commanding and when I played you wanted a commanding keeper. I would have sold him if he didn’t sign a new contract last January. Now we are in the last year and again are in same position as Herrera. Why is no one questioning Woodward for losing one multi million pound asset of the business and about to lose another even more valuable one?
I would give Henderson a chance.

6.) 10 Sep 2019 09:04:26
Red Man the fans have mentioned it but the club ignores us mostly until it needs an excuse to pull the plug on spending to they can blame toxic fans. Journos don't mention it as its all a laugh to them, given their club loyalties and its another excuse to kick the club and do more click bait articles. The owners won't mention it because they dint have a clue. They're American. There are no transfers in American sports. Just trades and drafts. Woodward probably sells it to them as more cost cutting. Personally I think he's trying to get the wage bill down. But then why renew the likes of rojo. What's changed in two years.

7.) 10 Sep 2019 09:35:19
Bye bye DdG.

8.) 10 Sep 2019 10:12:53
I think that Henderson looks to be our future no.1 and wouldn't be unhappy to see him step up next year.

9.) 10 Sep 2019 17:43:18
angelred. If you don't sign a DdG replacement (which I actually think you will), then surely Sergio Romero deserves a spell as first choice.

He signed for you as Argentina's number one and has been loyal for all the years since he's been there and never kicked up a fuss. I think it would be a real kick in the knackers to him to let a young keeper leapfrog him in the race for the gloves.

He's had nearly 100 caps for Argentina but now can't even get on the bench for the them due to lack of club first team football.

10.) 13 Sep 2019 01:32:41
Cant believe some fans would even come out with things non logical like yh sell are 1 and only world class player yh he's not had say a good 6 to 12 months but the guy for me personal opinion has kept us up there without him over past 5 years were mid table at best we need to look at other players that are sorry not good enough lingard wouldn't get anywhere near the top teams rashford has got potential within his pace that's it the more a watch him more a no he's a selfish player not a team players a mean shoots from 40 yards and stuff and goes nowhere think he should be dropped and Greenwood promoted ahead of him honestly think he's a better player already proper forward that lad p. s martal is main striker for me he's most clinical player in the team he should be pen taker.



28 Jul 2019 13:07:21
A report published just before the start of last season states that United had 3 of the top 5 most paid players in Epl.
Thing is that 2 of these 3 - Pogba and Lukaku want to leave and the other (Sanchez) has been a flop.

Imo we should get rid of all 3. There s no use keeping someone who wants to leave (Pogba and Lukaku) or that cannot offer much (Sanchez) .


1.) 28 Jul 2019 14:22:52
Agreed. But as ed has said, it’s going to be extremely difficult to shift Sanchez due to the size of his wages. I’d look to get rid of all three and bring in players who are on less money and more committed to the cause. As tiny part of me hopes Sanchez can kick on. It’s probably unlikely but I’d love nothing more if he could because at his peak at arsenal, he was the best player in the league for me.

2.) 28 Jul 2019 14:45:16
If a Chinese club is willing to pay Bale 1m/ week, surely one can cough up 500k for Sanchez, hypothetically of course.

3.) 28 Jul 2019 15:01:55
Completely forgot alexis sanchez played for us, thanks for reminding me.

Worst signing the club has ever made.

4.) 28 Jul 2019 15:44:53
The wages will be a problem.

Inter are the only ones interested in Lukaku and they're struggling to put together an acceptable bid as they also need to cover his wage demands.

Madrid need to offload Bale to bring in Pogba. I'm not sure it'll happen this summer.

The big European sides won't touch Sanchez as the decline is obvious. There's only really China that can afford him so its a case of conning one of their teams into taking him on. Assuming that he agrees to go to China as well.



13 Jul 2019 19:13:29
I think Lukaku to Inter is close. United are saying otherwise because they re playing hard ball.





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29 Aug 2021 12:00:45
Apparently Wolves didn't want Amad on loan because it made little sense to them developing a player for someone else. For this reason to cannot see them going for Elanga or Mejbri.




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11 Aug 2021 16:53:18
Re Ander Herrera.
Since 2019/ 20 season when he left, Ander Herrera played a total of 40 games for PSG. (avg 20 games a season) He missed a considerable amount of games due to injuries.

Moreover I don't think he s what we re looking for - a more defensive minded CM.




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08 Aug 2021 09:13:37
@Derby86. Zapata and Dzeko. Maybe Correa (Lazio) too.




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07 Aug 2021 09:21:01
@Shappy re:Pogba to Inter.

Highly unlikely. Inter just signed Cahlanoglu who joins Barella, Brozovic and others in midfield. They have other priorities like both wingbacks and a Lukaku replacement, should he leave.

Moreover if they sell Lukaku a considerable part of the transfer fee will go to pay pending debts on the Lukaku transfer from us to them. Some reporters are expecting Intee to spend just about 40m from the Lukaku money.
As a sidenote, inter s owners are financially in trouble and an investment fund was brought in. (Oak tree) .
One of the conditions set by the new agreement with Oaktree is that during this transfer window Inter have to generate €80million net income from transfers in and out.




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07 Jun 2021 18:09:22
Re Ben White, he could be perfect alongside Maguire.
He reads game well and is quite fast. He could do better aerially though.
Problem is that as soon we make our interest known, Brighton will hike up the price.





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27 Aug 2021 15:23:37

Biggest issue with Cavani is Uruguay s fixtures from September to April. He ll spend a considerable amount of time in South America and going to and back from there.




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30 Jul 2021 12:53:05
Barcelona are doing everything to get rid of their highly salaried under contract players like Griezmann.
Thanks but no.




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28 Jul 2021 17:35:26
I prefer Varane to Torres or Kuonde. Torres lack physicality needed for PL while Kuonde is a bit on the shortish side even if he has a great leap in him.
What's important is that aerially Varane is the best of the trio.
Re Konate - great prospect but a bit injury prone over the past two years. I thought we have enough of those already.




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27 Jul 2021 16:10:20
Latest rumours suggest we re interested in Ruben Neves.




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26 Jul 2021 15:01:05
I won't be surprised to see Mata on touchline occasionally next season. (like Carrick) .