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18 Jan 2018 16:21:31
After Wengers quotes I feel the deal is nearly done.

Alexis is a fantastic player. I remember being on the site years ago when he was still at Udinese and we were all hopefull of getting him then. Football porn was the term thrown around.

Money wise. couldn't give a toss. Like any business, if you head hunt someone from a rival you have to be prepared to pay. Sanchez is well within his rights to get the best deal for him and if United are happy to offer it, wheres the problem?

Yes he's 29. But he's fit as a fiddle. Works his balls off and can unlock any defence in the world.

Was I the only fan looking at the Alexis/ city deal a few months ago brimming with jelousy? I doubt it. I hated the feeling that one of the best players in the world was available and we hadnt been mentioned! If that kind of calibre of player is available we should be going for him. I would have been pissed if we never even made an enquiry. We did and now he's on his way.

Fans need to get over the money side of things. We try to educate ourselves but in reality, we have little understanding of how a club is run. Let alone one the size of united.

So sit back, keep checking your phone and wait for Alexis to be holding our number 7 shirt.

Any other teams fans knocking the deal is just jelous and rightly so.

jamesmack8

1.) 18 Jan 2018 16:35:44
Spot on :)


2.) 18 Jan 2018 17:02:37
Great post mate. Couldn't have put it better myself. If the club couldn't afford to get Sanchez and pay him, they wouldn't. Simple.

Ask yourselves this, would you rather have Sanchez or not? I know what I pick.


3.) 18 Jan 2018 19:48:44
Totally agree James Mack. Just wish they would get the deal done and dusted. Saw the tweet Lingard put on regarding Sanchez medical . Wonder if he finds it funny losing his place in the team. Pillock.
I'll keep my mobile to hand waiting for the news of Sanchez. Data allowance allowing that is.


4.) 18 Jan 2018 21:24:47
If we can swap Mkhitaryan for Sanchez that is unbelievably good business!


5.) 19 Jan 2018 08:07:36
Top post mate! The money side of things doesn't matter, we will make enough money in Sanchez 7 strips sold to make the transfer fee back. Great to be linked with a top name and to get him especially.

Welcome to the club, Alexis!


6.) 19 Jan 2018 08:54:36
People only care about cash if they have an issue with the player.
Good player Sanchez and could be the cherry on top of what is a very good squad .
Good time to kick on in the second half of the season.


7.) 19 Jan 2018 09:28:36
Rock the red, on current form I don't see Lingard losing his place to Sanchez.

I think we'll see Pogba and Matic in midfield, with Lukaku up top. Then Sanchez, Lingard and one of Martial or Rashford behind Lukaku.

Lingard is probably one of our most in form players right now.


8.) 19 Jan 2018 10:10:42
I posted on the teams page the other day that this could evolve into 2 up top. With lukaku and sanchez up top, a number 10 and then 3 in midfield of pogba, matic and another. Martial and rashfors offer width if we need to change things and both can play top. Or its just a 433.

Sanchez offers a lot tactically. Its a no brainer.


 

 

17 Jul 2015 18:19:37
Bbc reporting that unless we get Ramos that De Gea is staying another year.

We might lose ;20 mill but I'm happy that Real can't expect to get their way every time. 20 mill is nothing to a club our size. With the kit deal kicking in and European money, we won't miss it.

Hope we stick to our guns and Ddg has a blinder of a season and he leaves a champion once again. He has not forced the move and there is always that ray of hope he signs an extension to at least get his worth next summer.

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1.) 17 Jul 2015 19:10:18
It would be nice if they had the same stance with psg for di Maria either keep him or tell them to pay what we paid for him their desperate for him and we don't want to sell I think we should keep him now we have the players to bring out the best in him we shld not take a loss of 15 million


2.) 17 Jul 2015 19:18:23
This is going to go on till the last day of the transfer window. Utd have a contingency in place if it does, I think it's paying oblak's release clause!! Could one of the eds confirm if they know of a release clause in lloris's contract too, I've been told that it also includes one.
Cheers


3.) 17 Jul 2015 19:43:55
if he doesn't sign a new contract i would sell him and buy a new keeper as soon as


4.) 17 Jul 2015 20:01:55
DDG should just either stay or leave. Make him rot in the bench. Had enough of it already.


5.) 17 Jul 2015 20:25:50
Why should he 'rot' on the bench? He's not asked to leave. He's not refusing to play or publicly slating the club. He's a young Spanish lad that wants to go back home. He's given years of loyal service, has been happy with 60k a week and pretty much single handedly assured us champions league football this season.

What an absurd comment.


6.) 17 Jul 2015 20:28:19
I totally agree de gea is a fantastic gk and I really hope he stays but the last thing we need is for him to leave near theend of the transfer window and we can't get anyone else in


7.) 17 Jul 2015 20:56:57
I love the stance of not selling him, DDG has never said he is unhappy here just that he would like to go to madrid, the fans won't turn on him, he will continue to play well and if he leaves on a free we don't lose anything, we never had the money and his value will have been written off. If he plays like he did the last 2 years and we have a much better side in front of him he could win us the league, I would take a 20 million loss to win the league any day of the week.


8.) 17 Jul 2015 21:01:45
Make him rot on the bench? Great fan!


9.) 17 Jul 2015 21:09:56
I'm sure I'm probably wrong but I saw somewhere we'd only have to sell di Maria for 48 million to break even.


10.) 17 Jul 2015 21:22:41
Does anyone really think we'll be teaching RM a lesson by not selling DDG now! They are happy to wait and will get him for nothing next year. In the meantime his commitment to us may weaken and other players will know he wants out. We should stop posturing and sell him to RM now.


11.) 17 Jul 2015 21:41:28
Guys don't be so naive. If you really thought he hasn't said anything publicly is out of respect, you are kidding yourselves. Due to the complexity of the dealings he realized United was not going to budge, so if he were to stay due to contract agreement he didn't want to make a bad name for himself for the remaining year. I respect him for making us reach 4th. Hands down he played the most part in it. But, he shouldn't hide his inner want and think us for fools to now know it. He should have made his intention clear than have us fans sweat all summer and plead to him. He is not saying anything because that's bad for the deal. He stills expect to leave if possible this summer. That's the real thing here. Don't fool yourselves.


12.) 17 Jul 2015 22:56:17
Think the bloke has handled the whole thing well as the club have.

If he stays for a year and performs how he has been that's fine by me and it will also be nice to have Madrid dance to our tune they are the biggest bully in the playground( with us being perhaps 2nd 😜)


13.) 18 Jul 2015 00:09:40
I'm with Dean 100% dg has handled it all right on the line and very professional and so have the club. No name calling or any 'sterling' behavior just an air of professionalism and class with no fingers being pointed. The club have stood staunch and shown that they won't be bullied and you've got to wonder whether van gaal has brought that to the table, he's definitely a not messing about character who's obviously respected in international football circles. I think he could lead us right into another period of domination.personally I'm proper made up how things are going at the min and I think that's how by far the majority of the club feel.I can't wait to see what happens over the next few weeks


14.) 18 Jul 2015 00:51:50
De Gea is contracted to United for a further 12 months. I think some folk are forgetting he's no obligation to sign a new deal just so we can get a decent fee for him.

I believe he will honour the last year of his contract as he's honoured the rest: professionally.

I read De Gea's family wanted him to return home to Madrid well over a year ago and they are annoyed that Jorge Mendes hasn't been able to extract him earlier, especially as De Gea has turned down several improved wage offers.

De Gea will return home to Madrid at some point. That should either be now for the £25m+ that would be appropriate or next year for nothing. Either way I do think Woodward has played his hand well with Real. One could argue we should be putting young talents on longer than 4/5 year contracts if we expect them to be first teamers. If we had done with DDG the dynamic would be different, I.e, Real would be looking at £40m+ to sign him irrespective of the fact he / his family may still want him to return home.


15.) 18 Jul 2015 08:57:20
RedatHeart - it's ages since I've posted here but I feel I have to respond to you.

DDG wants to go back to Madrid for personal reasons and because he wants to play for Real. He's Spanish. Of course he wants to play for Real if he gets the chance. Why should that upset us? What's your view on Schneiderlin and his lack of loyalty to Southampton? What about Sterling? Hey, he was honest in the way he behaved, right?

It doesn't matter what DDG wants or thinks. He is behaving professionally and treating his existing contract with respect, so we should all respect him for that in return.


16.) 18 Jul 2015 19:18:25
Its 100% certain that DDG will leave this summer.
There is no chance the glazers would throw away 20 million (its what he's worth with a year left on his contract) - they are business men - not fans - never forget that


17.) 18 Jul 2015 23:14:06
Jgb,

It's not 100% certain at all, don't talk rubbish. Would you stake your house on it?


 

 

 

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03 May 2021 10:03:25
Firstly, I will never condone violence. Its a fact that when you get a crowd together, there will always be a few idiots. But let's not let the minority tarr the majority. The majority of fans were well behaved.

Personally, I'm delighted the game got called off. The owners have to take notice now. Yesterday was about taking back our club. Our game. Souness talking rubish about inciting violence and riots. The same man who planted the flag in the middle of the pitch at Galatasary?

We have all put money into the United machine over the decades. We have followed our team everywhere. Paid through the nose for some tickets or the 3rd home shirt in 3 years etc. They have taken the piss out of fans for so long that the super league was the straw that broke the camels back. They have no respect for the institution of the game and the history of our clubs. We are not franchises. We are clubs. They are nothing without fans paying into their business model. If a consumer is unhappy with the product, you have a right to complain. 2005 and 2011 we had protests. How did they get on? What was the outcome? Nothing.

Protests are supposed to be inconvenient to the people being targeted. They are to make a statement. Anyone saying they should all stay outside and make their voices heard are living in a dream land. what's the point in that? Have you not heard 70,000 people in Old Trafford sing build a bonfire? I have. Numerous times. Guess what? They are still here.

I see the club put out barriers as they knew the protest was coming? Did they hire extra security? Na. More penny pinching. Have you looked around the stadium? Our stadium? There was a time that we had the only 5* club stadium in the country. Now, its a joke. From the rust, to the leaking roof, to the cheap looking fittings and fixtures. I've been to the spurs stadium and it puts ours to shame.

Again, I don't condone the violence. There are idiots in every crowd. But i'm proud of each and every fan that attended and made them listen.

Its our club. Our history. They might be caretakers of the business side but they don't own the fans.

We decide when you play.

jamesmack8

1.) 03 May 2021 12:29:53
OK president trump🤣🤣.


2.) 03 May 2021 16:21:28
I applaud the protest but not the violence or damage - it deflects from the cause and gives knobheads like souness and lineker bait.
I hope there's not stupid penalties or sanctions on the back of this by governing bodies.


3.) 03 May 2021 17:03:44
Honestly Funky, wouldn't bother me if they did. If they took us out of top 4 I wouldn't be too upset as I know it would mess with the owners business model and make them feel the pinch.


4.) 04 May 2021 09:05:15
James - the thing is that alone wouldn't make them feel it too much- they still get their dividends, could re allocate shares etc and could also effect the loan repayments/ finance and therefore make us even more of a laughing stock.
It is nothing new and they sit 3000 mile away from the people who really care.
It shows how much of danger we are in as a club becoming a forgotten hero when we are championed by shearer and carragher: although they are not keen on man utd they realise the efeect it could have on the club, league and football. The premier league and fa still haven't clarified the stance on the esl and constantly refer to sanctions and actions. The media are loading with the esl disaster but in our case it goes way back to the original takeover and the running down of the club and assets by people who don't care.


 

 

20 Apr 2021 20:46:57
Lol.

That is all.

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22 Mar 2021 11:23:56
There was no excuse for that performance last night.

Rotation is a must in football. But the genius managers know when to rotate their players without it affecting the momentum of the side. Ole, Again, is showing his shortfalls.

The game to rotate was against Sociedad in the 2nd leg. A nothing game. Yet, he plays Bruno etc. Everyone can see He has been running in fumes for the last 6 weeks. So it's either Ole is aware of it but insists on playing him because he is our only chance of getting a goal or he is so scared of pissing Bruno off that if Bruno says he wants to play, he plays? The only reason he didn't play yesterday from the start is because his numbers from a sport science view, are proper in the red zone.

Ole has shown his inexperience and lack of game management. We all knew what performance we were going to see as soon as the line up went out. Maguire is now a meme. A joke. You can't tell me that's 80 million worth of defender or even a captain? Valencia, who spoke no English, was a better leader than him. Fred is awful. Couldn't pass wind. Matic's legs have gone. Donny is being asked to change his game from a box to box midfielder to a number 10 and he doesn't look comfortable doing that. Pogba is barely fit but is playing for a move. And Martial. The fact that he is wearing the number 9 shirt for Manchester United sums up the state of the club. I've never seen a cf so disinterested and have no concept of how to lead a line. When to drop short, when to stretch etc. He's never in the box and for someone who wants to play through the middle, he ends up jogging towards the lw anyway. We really need to get rid of him.

A proper number 6 is needed and a Cf. We might be able to get away with the defence and rw for another season if we solve those two areas. A striker who can link the play and be a threat (Cavani 7 years ago) and a dm who can do both the jobs of Mctomminay and Fred, allowing us to play a box to box midfielder, like Donny, with Bruno in the 10. There isn't a better number 6 in the league then the man we saw last night, Ndidi. And Haaland is the obvious choice up top. Sell the deadwood, sell Pogba, DDG, Martial etc and blow the budget on them Two players in my opinion. Diallo, James, Rashford and Greenwood can all play the wide positions.

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1.) 22 Mar 2021 13:42:01
Is Fred George Weah's brother?

If he is under the slightest bit of pressure he struggles, he doesn't lift his head enough to sense the danger, yesterday's back pass was a prime example, he did not spot the blue shirt in front of him until he'd played the ball back.

He has great energy but is a target for any team we play, to harry him off the ball, I wouldn't mind if he carried a goal threat but he doesn't, he is just poor at this level.

There is a post further down the page re Ndidi, I think we should do whatever it takes to get him, if it is at all possible to turn his head.


2.) 22 Mar 2021 14:12:24
Fred's ability on the ball is ridiculously poor. Aren't the coaching team noticing this at all?
And also he adds zero goal threat, his shots from edge of the box is just comical.

I'd go all out for Declan Rice.
We have a fantastic bargaining chip in Lingard.


3.) 22 Mar 2021 15:40:40
James I don't believe haaland is a realistic option.
He opted for BD when he could have come to us. He knows ole well and obviously decided not to play under him again.
We are at logger heads and or have zero contact with his agent. We have messed around one of his other clients in pogba. He will have better options with clubs with better coaches and better prospects of success. They will have pockets as deep as ours for wages.
I'd take ndiddi in a heartbeat.


4.) 22 Mar 2021 15:54:31
I would prefer Lingard back to signing Rice.


 

 

09 Dec 2020 08:49:02
Here we go again.

There is no point bamging the same drum. We know what the problems are with the team. Ole is out of his depth, Pogba needs to go and our 80 mill defender and captain is more of a hindrance than a solution.

But we've been here before under 3 managers. We've won 2 Champions League knockout games in 9 years I think. Olympicaos and PSG. In 9 years. This is about the running of the club.

We have hedge fund workers running the club. They have no clue on the football side of things. The structure of the club from the owners down is a circus. How We have the most inexperienced coaching team running the first team is beyond a joke. If your company hired a bloke to do a job and you can see He hasn't got a clue and everyone was fully aware of his previous work, who is to blame for the lack of productivity? The guy who was hired for a job and has no experience or the people who hired him?

I don't see any change happening with these owners. They won't sack Woodward, Judge etc. They are making the money for them. No. They will do the same as they have done for over a decade. We had SAF genius to get us through and players like Rooney and Giggs who demanded standards from fellow players. We have neither now.

I don't see what will change at all. The next manager will come in and will no doubt do better with the players we have. But when it comes down to that manager signing his own players and targets, the amateurs upstairs will mess up deals, drag their heels, miss their managers top target and then spend silly money in a "marquee" signing to try and keep the fans quiet and piss off the manager. Moyes wanted Fabregas, LVG wanted Mane. Jose had his targets and Ole had his in the summer. Not saying it they would all work but who upstairs on the board thinks they better than football men? I don't get it.

It's the same record over and over. And I'm sick of the club's tune now. The clearest way to send a message is to boycott games but is will never happen because there is always a demand for tickets. I'm at a loss at what the direction or plan for the club is.

jamesmack8

1.) 09 Dec 2020 09:30:25
It would not surprise me in the least if Rooney replaced Ole. Such is the mess the club is in.


2.) 09 Dec 2020 10:11:22
Well James, boycotting hasn't done any good, has it? The fans have boycotted all the games for the past 6 months or so. We have only empty seats at OT :D :P.


3.) 09 Dec 2020 10:14:56
scoobydog, or even Carrick who is already part of the coaching staff. Thank god Woodward has not done any coaching badges otherwise imagine him as the manager.


 

 

10 Sep 2020 18:37:24
Evening all.

Ed (s), I've seen reports that Dortmund might be looking at Zaha to replace Sancho. With the 25% sell on United have on Zaha, could you see United waiving the 25% if he goes to Dortmund? Gives Palace a chance to quote Dortmund a cheaper price than other clubs, Dortmund pay less than other clubs and it might help with the Sancho deal?

Or is that wishful thinking?

jamesmack8

{Ed002's Note - I would not hold your breath.}


1.) 10 Sep 2020 20:01:01
Cheers ed.


2.) 10 Sep 2020 20:03:36
Are Dortmund seriously lookin= at Zaha though?

Also ed2, do we have a selling clause with Depay as well?

Thanks.

{Ed002's Note - BD has a lengthy list of potential replacements. MU have the opportunity to match offers for MP should they wish to try an have him return.}


 

 

 

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15 Jan 2020 11:25:29
That money is not one lump sum. They maybe got a 30 mill payment and the rest will come throughout Lukakus contract. So while we agreed an 70odd mill deal, we don't have that to spend. The books need to be balanced and spending money before you have received money is not how it works I'm afraid.

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09 Jan 2020 13:07:05
He's signed pre contract for Inter. Possibly going this month if adeal reached. Borthwick-Jackson has been recalled from loan so he might be off very soon.

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20 Jul 2019 13:33:49
Bailey pissed Jose off as he wouldn't play when injured. Never heard a thing about him rubbing people the wrong way Wazza.

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02 Nov 2018 15:05:33
Don't worry Shaps, I got your back.

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01 Aug 2018 16:26:32
Id bang his head if I had the chance. Prat.

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05 Jun 2021 23:50:34
Always liked Winks. Doesn't have the passing range of Carrick but plays a similar game. Can keep things ticking over. Wouldn't be a first 11 player but very useful in the squad.

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27 May 2021 09:22:39
All fairness Redman, in the new fergie film, he admits it wasnt the performance thay annoyed him at aberdeen but the fact they didn't put 4 or 5 past Rangers. It was personal after the way they treated him.

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03 May 2021 17:03:44
Honestly Funky, wouldn't bother me if they did. If they took us out of top 4 I wouldn't be too upset as I know it would mess with the owners business model and make them feel the pinch.

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20 Apr 2021 12:14:26
Agree with every word mate.

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20 Apr 2021 10:35:32
I'm not surprised. We let venture capitalists into the game and feign shock when they make aggressive market moves. I'm just surprised by the brass neck of it.

The slippery slope started when we were brought for the sole intention of printing money for our owners. This opened a lot of greedy peoples eyes. There was a reason why the previous board rejected so many take over bids before the glazers brought all the shares they could. Did the board express these fears to the PL? Why did the PL allow a leveraged take over that plunged their biggest cash cow into debt?

No doubt football needed restructuring but this is not the way. You earn what you get. The highs and lows are what makes this sport. Lack of relegation and promotion is pointless. Why bother getting to the Prem now? To make up the numbers against the big 6 "b" teams. Yeah, that's the dream every fan has his club.

They clubs should have sat down and smashed UEFA around until the champions league had a format that a majority agreed with. Then we might beleive it's about football. They can't say "We are giving fans bigger games on a regular basis" when none of the fans can afford to go Madrid one week, Milan the next etc on a regular basis. We ain't all Ken Rockafella!

If it goes through as proposed and no concessions are made about other teams joining and dropping out, I think I'll be done with the sport. I can't even go support my local team Luton. Who are just building a brand new stadium to try and push themselves to the next level. Challenge for the play offs. Get promoted to the big boy league after missing out barely when it was formed and then What? A glass ceiling. There won't be a European competition to play in (not one worth it's salt anyway) and they definitely ain't going to win the league. These 12 clubs have taken away the end game of every smaller club and it makes me furious.

I love the club but I really fell in love with the history and values. I saw United trying to compare this to Busby taking it us into Europe in the 50s and its made me feel sick. Never heard that Sir Matt told Europe they should be in it very year after Munich! He rebuilt the club and Munich and 68 is the foundation this club is built on. Rising up to take on the go boys again. My Grandad would turn in his grave if he realised they had used Sir Matt's memory to force a farce of a competition onto fans.

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