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30 Sep 2020 12:10:36
And now the scramble begins. We are now talking with Dembele. So in the space of 15-20 hours we have put a bid in for Sancho which was rejected and now turned our attention to Demeble. Why did they leave it so late?


1.) 30 Sep 2020 12:59:36
They were always going to under cut dortmund and go else where.

Wasting time yet again.

2.) 30 Sep 2020 16:54:59
You have to laugh, somebody comes up with this strategy year after year.

3.) 01 Oct 2020 02:22:01
Got to live when you hear United are in talks for a player when the whole world knows they cannot get deals over the line and the people negotiating these transfers should be done with fraud as they clearly are not what they say they are the biggest club in world has become the biggest laughing stock in world now.

4.) 02 Oct 2020 10:41:55
Grimslives, is there even a strategy? Even amateurs will do better than these guys. The more apt term for these guys is Novice at best.




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13 Jan 2021 12:09:12
Gary Neville drove me insane last night going on about the tackle by Luke Shaw. It clearly was a foul by Shaw, that i am not disputing but Neville kept on repeating the same thing over and over again saying "he's not got any touch on the ball, he's in trouble here" when clearly Shaw did get a touch on the ball which basically stopped him from getting a red card.


1.) 13 Jan 2021 13:02:45
Gary Neville has this tendency to be over-biased against Utd so that he can't be accused of being biased in UTD's favour. Unfortunately this leads him getting it wrong on a lot of occasions.

2.) 13 Jan 2021 13:31:16
I was just going to post getting sick of Gary Neville's commentary. Sometimes you think he's a Liverpool supporter.

3.) 13 Jan 2021 13:34:54
He was shocking last night, i had to mute the sound in the end until he finished his sill little rant. Talk about being over biased is an understatement.

4.) 13 Jan 2021 14:55:06
He apologised on twitter, said the producer and Stockley Park was in his ear and he knew he wasn't very good. He is usually fine, last night was so weird from him at times.

5.) 13 Jan 2021 16:01:47
It was like he couldn’t see what we could all see. ‘He didn’t get the ball’. Yes he did Gary.

6.) 13 Jan 2021 16:10:43
I'm glad someone else has mentioned it i thought it was just me.

7.) 13 Jan 2021 16:11:55
He’s a game away from saying ole was offside in 99.

8.) 13 Jan 2021 16:27:28
G Nev was doing my head in yesterday too.

I also think his Co Comms are nowhere near as good than when he started out.

Danny Higginbotham is #1 for me.

9.) 13 Jan 2021 17:07:46
Neville's 'he didn't get the ball' comment was really winding me up as clearly he did! A faint touch and appreciate momentum then went into the Burnley player but there was no malice in that and I thought it was grossly unfair to give a yellow. Especially when you consider Brady's more obvious red / denial of clear goalscoring opportunity was then negated. I think that and Maguire's goal disallowed were both suspect. I appreciate there was a handball shout against Maguire also and obviously Pogba's winner was deflected. Though I'd still say Burnley had more luck in that game.

It was a great win. Actually played quite well in the second half and there only looked like being one winner.

Winning last night was actually more important than the Liverpool game if only because we were expected to win. let's be honest we have had great results recently bar the City cup game but could've easily dropped 4 points against Wolves and Villa based on how we played. So last night was return to a game we really deserved to win.

Obviously the Liverpool game is massive. But we can get beat (as most would expect at the start of the season) and still be second potentially.

It is such a fascinating title race this year and we are definitely in it. That said I think, City, Liverpool, Everton, Leicester and Spurs are all in it too.

I think City have a few easy games now and expect they will be top come end of the month and probably in May also. We just have to keep grinding out results though.

10.) 13 Jan 2021 17:08:54
I was surprised Neville didn't mention how fantastic Leeds were in defeat as well.

11.) 13 Jan 2021 18:16:35
“ He’s a game away from saying ole was offside in 99.” 😂😂😂.

12.) 13 Jan 2021 18:56:18
These guys get paid to talk trash so no point on focusin on what the guys say in the media.

13.) 13 Jan 2021 19:11:02
Caolan that's quality pal😂.



10 Nov 2020 10:00:57
How much longer do we have to put up with this Paul Pogba circus. Surely everyone at the club is absolutely sick of hearing about how unhappy he is, about how he want's to play for Juventus or Real Madrid. Now Didier Deschamps is now getting involved about how unhappy poor little Paul is at the moment. I am absolutely sick to the back teeth hearing negative comments from Paul Pogba and all his hanger-on's. Manchester United have to grow a set of ears and get rid of this clown in January. Enough is enough!


1.) 10 Nov 2020 10:14:15

2.) 10 Nov 2020 10:37:38
I would assume it's quite simple, all players play as part of a 25 man squad. So considering only 11 players start a game that means at least 14 will be "unhappy" as they won't be starting.

Not everyone can start, if you are a player of Paul Pogba's quality and you aren't starting then that is on you and your performances.

I would be more concerned if Pogba was happy/ fine with not starting. It shows he's clearly motivated to play games if he is unhappy that he isn't.

Now the way back into the team is the same for all players, work hard in training and put in performances when you get a chance.

3.) 10 Nov 2020 10:58:14
Shappy - i agree, the only way back is hard work in training and putting in performances on that pitch. Unfortunately Paul Pogba doesn't have that in his locker. This Pogba circus needs to come to an end, get rid of him for a cut price deal (40-50 million) .

4.) 10 Nov 2020 11:36:14
Has the Water Carrier not got form for this?

5.) 10 Nov 2020 11:44:57
That's a bit distasteful calling him the water carrier won every honour in the game as player and manager. Considering your post scolding people for being silly for calling ole a pe teacher. 😂😂
Nobody's perfect people use phrases like this all the time. So if its good for the goose its good for the gander.

6.) 10 Nov 2020 12:30:31
It was Cantona who called Deschamps the water carrier. It was meant as a back handed compliment. The reality is every team needs a player who does the less glamourous work to enable the others to succeed.

7.) 10 Nov 2020 12:36:46
It was a quote from Cantona, as you well know Ken. I have no feelings about Didier one way or another. Last time I looked, he had no connection with our club either, so stop being so precious, save the faux outrage, and go and pick an argument somewhere else. You usually have plenty on the site to be keeping you going 😂.



03 Sep 2020 13:22:18
So Chelsea have agreed a deal with Leverkusen to pay 80 million euros plus 20 million euros in add-ons for Kai Havertz.
Chelsea don't mess around, they pay the fee and get the deal done.
Here we are nearly 6 weeks in to the transfer window and we are still no further on the Sancho deal, what an absolute joke! I don't understand what United are doing, do they think that the price will drop before the close of the window? It won't, Dortmund want 108 million, either pay up or move on to another transfer target.


1.) 03 Sep 2020 13:32:06
Sim, how do you know we are still no further on the Sancho deal? Do you have some inside info that we dont?

2.) 03 Sep 2020 14:02:12
sim01975 - We all know that our negotiating leaves a lot to be desired but we need to not go over the top with what we think is happening.
You say pay up or move on, well if reports are to be belived we are exploring other options whilst leaving our offer on the table.
With C.V. and the financial problems it brings clubs it is prudent that we are careful with what and how we spend the money even if Chelsea are currently splashing it.
I am sure that developments are ongoing for new recruits and maybe like the DVDB one we will only fully find out when we are in advanced talks and the move goes through quickly. after all this was what we were wishing for before last summer.

3.) 03 Sep 2020 14:14:32
Comparing transfer fees is frankly ridiculous, there are so many other factors that we don't know about.

Dortmund want €120m which equates to around £108m. While his agent wants 50m, with Sancho's wage demands being around the 300k a week.

Chelsea have agreed to pay €80m with a further €20m in add-ons. Meaning they will pay a maximum of £89m. We don't know what the agent fees are, but seeing as Chelsea walked away from Sancho because of the 50m agents fees and didn't go back in for him when his agent offered to reduce them. I think it's safe to assume they are significantly lower than the 50m. While the reported wages for Havertz are 120k per week less than HALF of what Sancho is demanding.

Meaning all in the Havertz deal might be as much as 100m less than the potential Sancho deal.

Without really knowing what is going on with the United/ Sancho deal this is where I think we are at based on the snippets of information we have.

United are prepared to pay Dortmund's asking price, but not all in one lump sum and they want some of it to be performance related.

These little things aren't impossible to iron out, there will need to be compromise from both sides though.

The bigger issue seems to be the agents fees and wages demands, with United looking to pay significantly less than what Sancho and his agent are demanding. Whispers I have heard is that United would be looking to agents fees closer to 20m, and wages closer to 220k all bonuses included such as goal/ assists/ starting etc.

So the biggest stumbling block could be Sancho and his agent, more so than Dortmund. Consider that Sancho's agent has returned to both Real Madrid and Chelsea offering to drop their demands to get a deal done, but as yet haven't offered the same to United maybe highlights that Sancho isn't as keen on a move to United as he is to other clubs.

Let's just see how this pans out. I think United might change tact on the Sancho deal. I think they will move for other targets such as DvdB and maybe a defensive reinforcement or a striker. Putting the Sancho deal on the back burner for now. Then in the last week if there is still no movement from Sancho/ his agent and Dortmund then maybe look to wrap up a deal for another RW target instead.

4.) 03 Sep 2020 14:36:51
I think you could be right shappy. For sure, United will make some more signings, it also looks as though certain players are on their way out, this will make room.

And can I just say, havertz, what a treat we are in for watching him next year. Top notch.

5.) 03 Sep 2020 14:38:23
I've learnt my lesson never to speculate after I posted last week I didn't think the links with DvdB were credible and Grealish was probably still one of our top targets!

I was under the impression DvdB was only being considered as a Pogba replacement therefore I didn't believe for one minute the speculation last weekend.

My point is things can change pretty quickly. Sancho could still arrive, Pogba could still leave.

We all know the problems let's just wait and see what happens.

{Ed002's Note - He was being considered as one of the three potential Pogba replacements.}

6.) 03 Sep 2020 14:53:37
Ed always said that the total cost is outrageous. If the numbers are to be believed (and i have no reason not to believe) then its 120 for Dortmund, 50 for agent, maybe 10 for sighning on fee plus some money to go at FA. Its a total cost of 180-190 millions in straight cash. On the other hand Havertzs transfer is closer to 100 millions in straight cash. Taking into account the wages which is something like 30 millions more for Sancho in a 5 years contract then you see that the difference is huge. Yet some people continue to compare the two transfers to prove a point.

7.) 03 Sep 2020 18:32:28
Shappy herrera why are you so bothered by what sanchos earnings will be or what the club will spend unless you can guarantee (which you cant) the money saved will not go back to the owners and be spent on other players that we need then what's the issue?

They will have a sancho budget and a budget for other positions I assume I don't for one second believe any money saved from any of the budgets is going on the debt or to the betterment of the club.

8.) 03 Sep 2020 18:48:45
Ed002 were saul and sms the others under consideration?

{Ed002's Note - Yes.}

9.) 03 Sep 2020 19:34:07
Mnk397 the point was the comparisons berween Sanchos and Havertzs transfers. There is no comparison at all, that's the point.
But let's speak about money, you should worry overspending and giving so much money to agents. You seems to think tha money going to Sancho or to Glazers pocket, that's completely wrong, that is not the case. Overspending for someone, limit us in other transfers, now or in the future. Every fan that loves his club must be concerned about overspending and for economics.
You confuse money who go to dividends with money for transfers, its different pockets. So, the money which is in the pocket for transfers, i would like the club to make the best use. So yes i care about what Sancho and his camp wants and i cared about what Sanchez earned, i am sure Real care about what Bale earns too, they struggle to rebuild their squad because of Bale and 1-2 others. Its not like money are endless every year. That said the biggest problem for me is player not wants to come here so he reduse the price for other sides. So you don't care how much money we will spend for a player who wants to go elsewhere with less money, that's ridiculous.

10.) 03 Sep 2020 19:49:53
Think real spending on their stadium is their biggest issue not bale. Is it different pockets though really. The owners choose to prolong the debt and continue to take millions out of the club. Cut that out and i'm sure there is more then enough to go around for these sancho type transfers.

Everything you hear about his supposed demands is not true. Romano who I believe is the best and most reliable these days said there was no issue with the terms between the player and United now people can choose to believe who they want wether its an ed or Romano or whoever but that doesn't mean its gospel either way so why assume the worst all the time.

11.) 03 Sep 2020 21:34:19
mnk397, I'm not too bothered about what Sancho would earn. I'm not too bothered about his cost, for me if it was my money I would be looking elsewhere at other options as I don't think there is any value in a deal at the figures proposed.

What I was suggesting when talking about the money is that the sheer cost of the deal means that it isn't comparable to Havertz. Sancho would cost twice as much, which is why it is taking longer to sort out. It may or may not happen.

If it does then the club are happy to spend what they spend. If it doesn't then the sheer cost was not worth it. Either way fair enough.

12.) 03 Sep 2020 21:46:37
Romano is good, i trust him. But i trust Ed002 much more than anyone. I don't deny that wages will not be a problem, i think, too, that the wages will not be a problem because we will give him what he wants.
The problem is, he would jump at the chance to go to another team with less wages if he has the chance. The problem is that the total package for us is say 180-190 millions but for others clubs closer to 150. that's the problems. And if you (we) want to put aside money and just give them what they want, at least make sure that the player really wants to come to you. If you are going to pay an outrageous package make sure that he is the right player, really wants to come to you and play for your club for over 5-6 years. Having in mind that such transfers can't take place every year, are we sure that he worths it and he won't be something like the new Pogba?

13.) 03 Sep 2020 22:11:11
Herrera do you think dvb would have signed for us if madrid had followed up their interest.
Lots of players don't have us as 1st choice but will sign regardless.

14.) 03 Sep 2020 22:52:18
The new pogba? You mean our most productive player every year since he got here barring last year when he was injured? I would take that!

Ken you are 100% right he would have gone there in a heart beat hopefully he acts like a pro and just does his best that's all that matters to me.

15.) 03 Sep 2020 23:03:27
No Ken, he wouldnt. But then, when Madrid stoped trying he jumped at the chance to join us and there was one price. No double standards. When there are double standards it means that the player is desperate to go elsewhere.
There are players that have a preferation like Werner and are happy to change their minds, players like DVB that have their preferation but when they don't have the chance to go where they want are happy to transfer elsewhere and then players like Sancho. While only Manchester United are serious about him and while he wouldn't have any problem to play for us if that was his only option, he is so desperate to go elsewhere that his camp offered him with a reduced package elsewhere. Is it what you want really?

16.) 04 Sep 2020 04:34:01
Herrera, I don't really have an issue with Sancho wanting more money to play for a club that he doesn't really want it play for.

I'd want more money to work somewhere I didn't really want to be. However, if I took that job I would still give 100%. Which is what I expect of every player regardless of whether they would prefer to play somewhere else or not. And for the most part I believe most players give their all for whichever club they are playing for.

At the same time the club needs to have some sort of wage structure. We have seen with Sanchez how easily you can cause a disruption by bringing someone in on a huge wage.

If Henderson ousts DDG from the No.1 spot this season then selling DDG next summer will be hard due to his wages, which are in part at least as high as they are due to what Sanchez was being paid. It's hard to argue that a key player such as DDG who has performed as one of our best players over many years shouldn't be paid in line with the club's top earner.

So some sort of wage structure should exist within the club. That shouldn't necessarily be linked to age, in the case of Sancho I have seen some question whether a 20 year old should be one of the top earners. I would argue why should a player like Lingard who plays the same position but is 7 years older earn more while performing at a lower level? What you are paid should be in line with your performance regardless of age. If you are consistently one of the club's top performers then you should be one of the club's top earners.

However, when signing a player who has never played in our league and for our club you probably shouldn't come in as one of the top earners. You need to prove your worth to the team before you become a top earner.

If Sancho comes in and in his first season gets 20 goals and 20 assists then I'd have no problem with him being rewarded with a new deal next summer giving him parity with the top earners at the club. But he should prove himself first.

Otherwise we could end up with a Sanchez situation where the club's top earner isn't backing that up with performances.

17.) 04 Sep 2020 07:15:47
I don't know why fans continue to concern themselves with reported wages etc.
We don't have a clue about the clubs finances its just used to support an argument.




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25 Jan 2021 09:57:51
He (Pogba) has had 4 good games and now some fans want him to stay. how fickle! Another thing i don't get on here is the love for VDB, he's had countless chances now and he's not affected one game. He's been very poor, almost lost in every game i have watched him in.
If he has been brought to replace Pogba then i world be very worried.




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08 Oct 2020 14:03:25
Shappy he is rubbish. nothing you can tell me will change my mind so stop wasting your time. He's been absolute garbage for 2-3 seasons now. Get a grip!




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08 Oct 2020 11:35:21
Juventus probably ran a mile after seeing his pathetic performances over the last 2 season. I wouldn't pay a million for him, he is sh*t!




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05 Oct 2020 11:38:32
I suppose Dembele could keep Tuanzebe company throughout this season.




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05 Oct 2020 10:45:14
Cavani is a good signing. Ighalo isn't good enough and he goes in January and he poses no threat to Martial's position. It may give Martial a kick up the arse now his position is properly under threat.





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25 Jan 2021 09:29:21
He was shocking yesterday. at one point we created a counter attack down our right hand side and he got put through on the wing and he stopped the ball and passed it back 25 yards. I couldn't believe what i was watching it was bizarre.




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13 Jan 2021 13:34:54
He was shocking last night, i had to mute the sound in the end until he finished his sill little rant. Talk about being over biased is an understatement.




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11 Jan 2021 11:46:18
I would take Grealish all day long. Top top player!




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07 Jan 2021 10:34:05
RWWD - Ken is correct it was shambolic.




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06 Jan 2021 10:36:25
Rice has really impressed me this season. I must admit i kept thinking what's all the fuss about but as i said he has really stepped up his game. If Rice is a genuine target i would be looking at trying to get him ASAP. If he has a good EURO'S his price will go up 20-30 million and we all know that West Ham just love Man United taking there best players. They still haven't forgiven us for taking Paul Ince over 30 years ago.
Rice and Pau Torres would be 2 great signings and would really improve the first 11.
I still think that we need a proper out and out centre forward. Haaland would be fantastic but not realistic.