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01 Aug 2015 23:13:31
More Ibra rumours coming out today. Apparently he has been quoted saying that he could of played his last game for PSG and that he has an important decision to make.

I wouldn't mind him for a year or two.

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01 Aug 2015 23:33:38
Would be a great signing he'l give defenders a nightmare

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02 Aug 2015 00:00:09
I don't see us signing another striker if LVG wants to play 4-3-3.

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02 Aug 2015 06:44:10
Apparently they where fake quotes

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02 Aug 2015 09:27:18
Ibra won't come and sit on the bench. Van Gaal has already said rooney will be our main striker so if we bring a striker in it will be someone that won't expect to play every game

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02 Aug 2015 10:07:47
But lvg also said he needs 2 world class players for every position.
We could loan out a few youngsters if we sign players.

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01 Aug 2015 17:27:31
Looks like Rafael is off to Lyon, would have him as cover anyday over Valencia but LVG has his favourites it seems.

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01 Aug 2015 17:39:20
You say lvg has his favourites but perhaps Valencia gives his all in training and Rafael does naff all.

Same with di Maria last season we was all wondering why he wasnt being played last season lvg see that his heart wasn't in it the reason why he was never picked obviously.

I really don't think it comes down to favourites lvg obviously sees more than what we do.

He seems to pick players on effort rather than reputation

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01 Aug 2015 17:56:16
Agreed. Only reason we failed to see angel was due to form and maybe how he was in training. We had to start Di Maria and continue with him. Expensive signing but once started affecting the team mata and young had to play. It's ashame, if we got the usual Di Maria he would have been class but can't keep him if he doesn't want to stay, they say a direct replacement will be arriving so we'll see. A little worried as de Gea maybe off. I assumed we really would have had this CB by now just as we needed to strengthen centre mid.

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01 Aug 2015 18:15:36
I understand your point dave but he clearly does, that's why he is shoehorning Blind in at CB before, Rojo, Jones or Smalling, Valencia is as much a full back as Blind is a Central defender.

Maybe Rafael has made it clear he wants to go elsewhere, who knows

As for effort Valencia has that in spades i agree but i could put all my efforts into welding but i really can't weld for crap.

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01 Aug 2015 18:52:44
Herrera not only was one of our best players (when played last season), he works hard and also seems a nice intelligent guy. LVG has his favourites and it is not based on footballing reasons.

Blind & Rooney would play irrespective of form it seems to be based on whose nose feels nicest!

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01 Aug 2015 19:03:36
I refuse to believe a guy like Herrera has any attitude issues anywhere. He seems like a nice genuine guy. I remember lvg saying hererra loses possession or something like that.

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01 Aug 2015 19:49:35
Darmian has arrived regardless

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01 Aug 2015 20:44:50
Wasn't van Persie one of his favourites?

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01 Aug 2015 21:23:22
Not as much as he thought

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02 Aug 2015 01:17:45
That was my point.

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02 Aug 2015 08:28:47
Everyone said RvP was his favourite this time last yr, look what happened! I can see Blind dropping out of the starting 11 at some stage.

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02 Aug 2015 08:48:35
RvP and LvG had always had a bit of an up/down relationship. They had spiky moments for Holland. Plus, there's a big difference managing a player every now and again and permanently.

LvG does have his favourites, but don't all managers? He seemed relatively open to form in the 2nd half of the season - Young ahead of AdM, regular starts for Mata and Herrera. I'm not a big fan of Blind - his distribution isn't great - but he's certainly a better player than Rojo, Jones or Smalling at this stage, so even if it is favouritism, it's providing the right result.

And I agree with MUMinion about Valencia at right back. The bloke can't weld.

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01 Aug 2015 13:46:49
There seems to be a lot of rumours flying around that we are "hours" away from signing Nicolas Gaitan. Does any of the Ed's have any information regarding this? There seems to be multiple sources reporting this.

{Ed004's Note - Can't see it happening}

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01 Aug 2015 14:45:22
We've been signing him for like 5 years? He's the budget rumour version of sneijder.

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01 Aug 2015 16:00:11
Anything reported by metro, the Daily star or mark brus is total horse #hit. I love a good rumour but wouldn't believe 99.9% of them!
Keep up the good work Ed's as you're my only reliable source.
By the way my great aunts nans grandfathers elderly hairdresser recently saw Gareth Bale shopping in Primark in Manchester with Mats Hummells. make of that as you will! But I believe it means we will sign Nico Gaitan and Bruno Martins indi!

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01 Aug 2015 17:02:54
Thanks for responding Ed.

Do you think we will sign anyone else before the Spurs game?

{Ed004's Note - Maybe not before the spurs game but I think there will be more signings.}

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01 Aug 2015 12:42:00
Apparantly Bayern Munich have now entered the race for Otamendi.

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01 Aug 2015 13:23:51
It will be dissapointing if we don't bring him in. seemed we were interested and so was he to join.
Unless we have Something else lined up (not Ramos) then we have missed a trick.
Maybe the Bayern lad could be brought inif ootemandi goes there.

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01 Aug 2015 14:03:26
Do You mean Mehdi Benatia? I still think push for John Stones, and loan him back for a season?

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01 Aug 2015 14:33:41
Ronnie ,
How does that help us this season ?

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01 aug 2015 14:36:07
bayern join otamendi chase


bayern munich have joined the race to sign unsettled valencia defender nicolas otamendi, reports superdeporte.
otamendi’s agent eugenio lopez revealed back in may that the argentina international wants out of the mestalla, but the player returned to club duty earlier this week with his future still unresolved.
lopez and super-agent jorge mendes have been working to try to find a new club for the 27-year-old, and they may be boosted by the fact that bayern are now interested in the defender.
according to superdeporte, bayern officials have only contacted otamendi’s representative, not valencia.
anchester united, manchester city, psg and chelsea have also shown their interest in otamendi in recent weeks.

copy and paste from sly spurts transfer centre

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01 Aug 2015 14:48:49
Buy Both then! Although Inigo Martinez would be first option because I have a funny feeling Thomas Muller is moving clubs this summer as his relationship with Pep fades fast? John Stones all ready for season 2016-17!

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01 Aug 2015 15:33:17
Yes benatia. We were keen last year I think.
Someone. just someone!! Haha

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01 Aug 2015 18:24:36
Been said a million times on here but without a top CB 4th place could go down to the last few games IMO.which is totally daft considering Giggs talked about priority being given to the spine of the team .Smalling has progressed but we need a leader -last few days were rumours of stefan de vrij , I m not sure about him.18 months ago I thought it was Garay all the way ,left foot ,leader ,typical hard case south american - would still like him now if there is No Hummels /Otamendi - again just surprising the first purchase wasnt a cb OR 2 scouted the last 9 months . no messing around 1st July a bid or two sent out - actually I think the whole PL is surprised.Have to wait and see I guess.

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01 Aug 2015 12:27:28
So the ramos deal is back on

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01 Aug 2015 12:57:15
From what I've read he hasn't agreed a contract extension with RM yet.
Perez has apparently blocked the deal with UTD from happening in fear he may lose his job.

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01 Aug 2015 13:35:48
He looked all smiles and talking behind his hand at the ac Milan game other day! Thought he was signing a new contract then

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31 Jul 2015 20:04:47
Sorry about the copy and paste:
Palmeiras have had a €4m bid from Manchester United for the 18-year old João Pedro, according to the Bandeirantes TV station.

João Pedro was a starter for the Brazilian team who were runner-ups of the U-20 World Cup, where he's been a teammate of Man United's starlet Andreas Pereira. The right-back is still 18 years old and is considered to have a great future.

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31 Jul 2015 21:51:26
So that's the pedro they were talking about ;)

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01 Aug 2015 08:19:29
There,s a guy works in our chip shop swears he,s Angel Di Maria.
Any news were he his hiding Ed,s ?

Not long now to kick off , we seem to have slowed down a little with possible transfers

Bring on Jim White of sky sports and his yellow tie .

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31 Jul 2015 16:50:46
Very new rumours that Bale's agent met MUFC representatives in London.

My question, why London? Why not Manchester?

Anyways, apparently Barca haven't been approached for Pedro. And This Felipe Anderson stuff on the Rumours page has got some steam.

But all in all i don't think anyone has any idea and personally i don't get caught up in it anymore. I will support my team regardless of who we buy, and whoever we buy i will support.

Lets look forward to the season and the unveiling of the kit tomorrow.

MUFC

{Ed004's Note - Manutd offices are located in London tbf I would be over the moon with Bale}

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31 Jul 2015 17:11:26
Ed002 once said that agents and officials meet all the time. But it seems kind of unusual of the timing of this rumor. I wouldn't hold my breath over this though.

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31 Jul 2015 17:12:19
Good post Harry I'm of the same sentiment too

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31 Jul 2015 17:32:40
I'm with ed004, if we get bale Il be over the red moon

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31 Jul 2015 18:26:16
80 million and de gea for bale! Is that fair???

{Ed025's Note - no...far too much pep..

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31 Jul 2015 18:29:56
I did post this morning that the new kit is due it's official unveiling. Maybe Utd will unveil a new player. Maybe someone who we've never considered. LVG did say that. Bale would be top of my shopping list; young, fast, good ball sense. Bale might be homesick, just like De Gea. Who knows? But I can't wait for it all to unravel.

Yn eich blaen y Cochion (come on you reds!)

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31 Jul 2015 19:26:18
Mate. If united unveiled a superstar in the new kit I think I would lose it completely. How big time would that be. ?
Unreal craic if it happened.!
The number 7 shirt is about to be vacated. What better time to introduce the new owner of a very iconic shirt.

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31 Jul 2015 19:50:04
I'd accept not signing a centre back if we got bale. He's in the top 5 in the world!

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31 Jul 2015 07:58:20
Do you think we'll get John Stones? Apparently Jonny Evans plus cash? Cheers Edds!

{Ed004's Note - I would be happy with Stones but don't think he will sign}

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31 Jul 2015 17:53:45
Bale would be beyond amazing. Europe would be nervous about our return if he came in along with our other signings.

Shame really. but the brutal reality is Madrid would not even entertain a bid.

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31 Jul 2015 14:08:47
Pleased to announce the first set of fixtures are now up for this seasons Correct Score Competition which can be found at http://football-rumours.co.uk/correct-score-competition.php.

For those new to it entries must be in before midnight Friday each week,The fixtures and table are usually updated on a Sunday evening (or when I remember :-) ).

Their are small cash prizes each month for 1st,2nd and 3rd places and a small cash prize for the overall winner/s.

Please take any questions or comments regarding this to the competition page and don't reply on this page.

Cheers.

Ed 003

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31 Jul 2015 16:47:52
Thanks Ed

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31 Jul 2015 13:37:55
According to the Barcelona president, no one has approached them about Pedro.

Maybe he isn't a target after all?

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31 Jul 2015 15:56:35
As far as I can gather he has a release clause, so if we offer that then they don't have a choice? I would tend to not believe anything that comes out at this point, so difficult to know the truth.

{Ed002's Note - That is not correct.}

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31 Jul 2015 16:24:14
What's not correct the fact that no one has bid or he has a transfer clause

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31 Jul 2015 16:29:14
This is what Ed002 said about clauses not too long ago, hope it helps:
The "buy out" clause is legally binding between a club and a player. The "buy out" is effectively what it says - a means for the player to buy himself out of the contract. As an example, if a player wishes to buy himself out of a contract, he pays the applicable FA the amount of the "buy out" clause effectively becoming a free agent. The problem is that in most cases a player would need to obtain that money from the buying club - and this is fraught with issues regarding "tapping up" and, of course, taxation as it can be seen as income for the player and would therefore be subject to income tax. There was a test case about the taxation issue in Spain about three years ago. So "bouy out" clauses are very rare.

A "release clause" is far more common in that it gives a figure that the club would accept for the sale of a player to another club - but it is not legally binding except where both parties are in the same country (for the sake of argument I should say that Spain and Portugal count as the same country as do England and Wales). These are normally unreasonably high figures (Messi at Barcelona for example) introduced to act as a deterrent for hostile bids - and even then the club could easily block a move. However, if a club does agree to match a release clause then the selling club would be obliged to ask the player if he is interested - there is no obligation on the player to make a move. Examples are Goetze who decide he wanted to move and Cavani who, regardless of two offers that were made in 2012 that matched or equated to his then "release clause" recognised Napoli did not want to sell and could block a move abroad and he accepted a new package. Since then Napoli said they will listen to offers of €60M or so and indeed accepted a bid the following summer - which is of course different.

There is then the becoming popular "termination clause" which is binding between the player and the club and if met would see an offer from anywhere accepted and the player given the opportunity to make a call on a move. This overcomes the issues associated with "buy out" clauses as the money would be paid by one club to another.}

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31 Jul 2015 21:26:30
Thanks andy

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31 Jul 2015 11:44:07
RossPique posted yesterday regarding Felipe Anderson from Lazio and like most post they seem nonsense ! But Iv just been working at a current Mutv presenters house
and he's just told me we've made a bid for him and were in talks with a CB based in Spain, wouldn't give a name .

So RossPique I salute you

Ps 8 more sleeps

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31 Jul 2015 12:50:30
Thanks for the kind words teddybear, from what I'm told I'm fairly convinced he'll go whether that be to us or elsewhere is the question
Just on the cb based in Spain, I have no rumours or anything but my I've got a feeling that it might be Inigo Martinez of Sociedad, although Mr. Moyer may be reluctant to sell to us for one or 2 reasons. We've enquires about him before, even last summer I believe, he's well experienced, is a left footer (as we know van gal is looking for one), has fantastic reading of the game and punches well above his weight in the air although he is not huge, he's been compared to Pujol and I believe he has a release clause, at least he did of somewhere in and around 20m, not sure if that is still there but he hasn't signed a new contract as far as I am aware.
Just a bit of a feeling I have as regards him

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31 Jul 2015 13:35:53
i believe its around 21.5 million release fee as liverpool went in for this guy with 14 million and they flat out rejected it

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31 Jul 2015 14:04:50
If we are after inigo Martinez and are successful in signing him, I'd be a happy bunny, very underrated by a lot and would improve our defence immensely!

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31 Jul 2015 16:29:12
I totally agree Ronnie. Very underrated player. I have seen more of him than otamendi so would be my 2nd choice behind Ramos which is getting ever more unlikely by the day.

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30 Jul 2015 18:26:26
Hi guys, long time reader first time poster kind of thing. Must say thanks to the eds for all the hard work they do in updating the site and providing answers to questions.
Ok felt compelled to post, my aunts husband is a die hard United fan, he's also Dutch and his brother had something to do with psv's academy yonks ago apparently.
Anyways he's a bit crazy which is another story but in the past he's made me look a fool by telling me about deals for Ruud, Ashley Young, de gea and most recently depay weeks before they were done. Before Xmas he told me depay was a certainty and to throw 20 quid on him to move, which I did and made myself 160.
Anyways he's told me yesterday that Felipe Anderson of lazio is a certainty to move this summer, he said there is a defo possibility of us but not a banker. Going on past form, I had to put 20 on it.
I seen this morning then that were linked with both Anderson as de vrij of lazio. It never occurred to me to ask about de vrij to be honest but he never mentioned anything either.
Not telling anyone to put money on it but it is a rumour site and I know how frustrated I am by reading papers so just said I'd throw in my tuppence

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30 Jul 2015 20:13:53
These are the reason I visit!

Cheers for posting

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30 Jul 2015 20:26:12
Cheers for posting mate!
Here's hoping you make some good quids. And welcome to the site. Its crazy out here but we all love United.

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30 Jul 2015 21:11:02
Its being reported in the metro that we have made a bid for both, Rosspique. So I would double down if I were you, as this means its guaranteed. ;)

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30 Jul 2015 21:51:10
Funny that i heard about Anderson from a source on Monday .Trip to the bookies i think

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30 Jul 2015 22:06:45
these are the best sort of posts!

unless we are offloading some midfielders, Mata?, I can't see us going for him

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31 Jul 2015 06:27:29
We're offloading ADM, so if Pedro doesn't come, Anderson is a GO, but I doubt it very much.

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31 Jul 2015 11:11:38
I also heard we would buy Anderson, also Pepe could sign today

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31 Jul 2015 11:26:33
I will lose 20 quid but I actually hope that we don't get him. We have plenty of players who can play in an attacking midfield/ inside forward role at the min. depay, mata, januzaj, perierra, young, even Fellaini.
Young showed last year that with a bit of confidence he can do the business. Mata although not the quickest, made the right side his own in the second half of last year, extremely clever player that we need to make room for.
Depay is going to be a beast wherever he plays but for me is an inside forward and hope and believe we will get to see him there most as the season goes on.
Januzaj has the tools,he just needs to step up now, show consistency, determination and grit.
Pereira I am really really excited about and have been for a long time, I wouldn't loan him out, he's not a player to be involved in a relegation struggle, with class players around him this boy is only going to shine brighter.
Fellaini has been and can be a game changer, he is something totally different than what we have and what most clubs are used to dealing with. If our attacking players are struggling to unlock a 10 man defence, throw on Fellaini off the striker, bombard him with crosses, have no shame in it, we all want to play sexy football but it's all about results and goals

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31 Jul 2015 12:44:59
everyone seems to have a source but me :(

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30 Jul 2015 17:27:55
Hi Eds
any interest in Layvin Kurzawa *spelling from monaco?
Also, mentioned the other day on the banter pages that it would be fun to see us hijack Stones from chelskis clutches any strength to the rumour we are indeed linked?
cheers

{Ed004's Note - None in the Monaco player and I can't see us signing Stones}

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31 Jul 2015 09:39:14
CHEERS ED 004

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30 Jul 2015 14:06:00
Hey Edds has thiago silva ever been considered? Also has any players from psg been suggested in the di maria transfer?

{Ed004's Note - No}

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30 Jul 2015 17:08:52
David Luiz?

Haha jesting of course!

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30 Jul 2015 19:43:21
Laurent Blanc? do a better job then phil jones still!

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30 Jul 2015 11:36:47
How close are we to bringing in/getting Lacazette from Lyon or Berardi from Sassuolo? Cheers, Ronnie.

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30 Jul 2015 12:21:42
I didn't think we were interested in either.

I wouldn't mind Lacazette though

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30 Jul 2015 12:27:35
Huh? I don't recall any of the ED's even saying we were interested?

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30 Jul 2015 14:35:40
You've asked this so many times Ronnie. Neither are happening pal!

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30 Jul 2015 15:41:26
As close as the Ed's were to responding to you for the 10th time, slim to none.

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30 Jul 2015 17:16:51
Sorry to all the Edds with my constant asking Mr. Lacazette! My apologies guys! I just get abit ahead of myself? Just went on the Metro site, which I know is about as reliable of getting sun in England throughout summer!! They are putting Kevin de Bryne in the shop window for us, got excited then, nah, never happen! But anyway, apologies for constant badgering! You all know you guys do a sterling job with the site!

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30 Jul 2015 18:39:18
Metro are a joke mate. Don't even look at them.

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30 Jul 2015 09:45:00
Hi Eds

If this is just paper talk then sorry to bother you with it but a few reports coming out today saying we have agreed a £21.5m fee for Gaitan (Benfica)to replace Di Maria.

Do you or your contacts know anything about this?

Cheers

{Ed001's Note - I don't know anything about it sorry. As far as I can tell, everything just says 'reportedly' meaning they have no real source for the story other than other newspapers saying it.}

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30 Jul 2015 13:20:24
i hope not, pedro is cheaper and much better than gaitan

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29 Jul 2015 21:31:15
Why do people believe there's such a hold up with ADM transfer to Psg? And if we are truely interested in Pedro why shouldn't we just lay the 22m on the table and be done with it . I obviously appreciate that there's a liitle bit more to it than all that but can't help feeling that there's a delay in transfers because with have negotiations in a bigger transfer elsewhere . Peoples thoughts?

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29 Jul 2015 22:02:24
Your thoughts give me hope! 😄😄

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30 Jul 2015 03:42:07
I'm guessing we're holding out for the proper price. They want to pay quite a bit less. With the uncertainty of whether PSG will stump up the money, Pedro won't be bought just yet and simlilar Di Maria won't be sold just yet, until PSG do. If they do.

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30 Jul 2015 11:01:57
Guillem Balague said just now that Di Maria deal is done yesterday, €63mln. Hope by the end of the weekend we have two more players, that can train at least a week with the team before Tottenham game.

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30 Jul 2015 11:15:19
Guillem Balague reporting deal done 44.2m for adm

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30 Jul 2015 12:36:21
Since have we become a club,That everytime a So called big club comes in for our players, we roll over and sell them. I know the contracts signed now a days are worthless. but we are mufc for God's sake. Did Di Maria only sign knowing full well he would get his psg move eventually. Van gaal should make him and blanc sweat, Keep him for another season and show them who is boss and who the bigger club is.
Grrrrrrrrr.

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30 Jul 2015 12:42:43
Rock , what purpose would that serve. Cutting off your nose to spite your face. If PSG come up with the money , let him go.

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30 Jul 2015 12:52:30
Be glad to see the back of him he's not even worth venting about.DDG deserves a lot of credit for just getting his head down and getting on with it even tho we all see he wants to go. So as much as it would be a blow to see him go I think we should let him leave for Madrid as long as we get a good fee for him. We need to have a settled squad for the upcoming season

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29 Jul 2015 20:38:07
GuardianOnline in the last hour reporting interest in John Stones

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29 Jul 2015 22:13:48
Don't understand why we would want him we need an experience world class CB not a young player with potential we already have one of them in paddy mcnair his performance against Chelsea last season was outstanding.

{Ed025's Note - dont compare paddy with stones nach..you will be telling us that theres not much between ronaldo and ashley young next!.. :)

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29 Jul 2015 22:37:51
I'm not ed the point is we need an experienced centre back like a hummels or otamendi not paying stupid money for a youngster.

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30 Jul 2015 07:35:02
Nach 73, United should always be interested in the best young English talent. Stones could go on to become our new Rio and play for next 10 years.

Id love to know how many times all the buy Otamendi brigade have actually seen him play?

Paddy needs to go out on loan and learn his trade, Ed25 make a valid point.

{Ed001's Note - why not just give him more games with United to learn his trade?}

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30 Jul 2015 07:50:05
Aymeric Laporte? This kids potential is unreal? Bring John Stones also and alternate between Smalling and Stones? We have a lot of games next season and I for one intend to win most of the buggers! Some say I'm a dreamer BUT you have got to be when your team is Manchester United! BELIEVE!

{Ed001's Note - why would you alternate Stones with Smalling? The gulf in quality is massive, you would only do that if Stones was unfit or injured. Smalling is just not good enough, his improvement still only made him a poor Premier League player, at best. Stones, on the other hand, is potentially a top class centre half, who needs to play as often as possible to gain experience.}

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30 Jul 2015 08:55:28
Paddy > Stones!

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30 Jul 2015 09:41:26
Personally, I don't think any of our "established" centre backs represent a long term solution for the club. I also think centre backs need game time against genuine quality if they are to develop and improve - they'll learn more in an hour against Aguero than twenty games against Ings.

So, if we did move for Stones, it has to be on the basis he would play regularly and we'd be willing to accept he is young and will cost us some games early on. I'd question what we could offer him in terms of on-pitch development right now - we don't have anyone close to the calibre of Ferdinand or Vidic to mentor a young player through.

So I think any move for Stones would have to be as 1 of 2 inbound centre backs, which is a risk in itself.

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30 Jul 2015 09:56:30
From LVG's comments this morning it looks like Blind will be our new centre back with either Smalling or Jones partnering him.

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30 Jul 2015 11:30:44
Sod it then, sell Smalling to Arsenal, they've always liked him, give Evans to Everton as part of the deal to bring in Stones and buy Laporte? Job done! Centre back pairing for years, Jones and Rojo back up?

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30 Jul 2015 12:05:59
Do we have CBs at Utd ? After watching last nights game and numerous others before we need 2 desperately .

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30 Jul 2015 14:17:22
I'm sorry, i've played with and against Paddy, he should never be a Manchester United player.

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30 Jul 2015 14:34:02
Nice one Mpez, where did you get to play with and against him?

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30 Jul 2015 15:01:23
Ok, buy Laporte and Stones, then loan them back to their former clubs to improve? Least we know their ours? Give em another season then bring em back?

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30 Jul 2015 18:07:22
At the Comrades, Mpez?

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29 Jul 2015 15:52:58
Rumour has it a solid bid in for bale and real are happy to accept to raise funds for aguero

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29 Jul 2015 16:14:54
If there is any truth in this, then I would imagine it is certain DDG is going the other way.

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29 Jul 2015 16:20:29
Doubt it, the fat waiter loves him

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29 Jul 2015 17:17:27
Would certainly be better than others we are linked with and ticks all the boxes- service (only 25), skill/ability, undoubted and he has proved it in the premiership. Would send a strong message to europe to just to Epl teams.

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29 Jul 2015 18:31:51
"to raise funds for aguero". because City will obviously just sell him as they need the money?. and don't mind selling arguably the best player in the EPL and one of the top forwards in world football? Maybe just a rumour I know but makes no sense at all to me. Even if Madrid offered 100 million I would be very surprised if City sold him. I would love Bale to come to United more than anyone, but I just can't see it happening, this season at least. If he has another difficult season in Madrid then maybe next year it's more of a possibility.

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29 Jul 2015 18:52:38
What if he wants to leave?

What if his girl friend lives in Madrid?

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29 Jul 2015 19:04:14
Yes because Citie are a feeder club and sell their best players don't they👏

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29 Jul 2015 19:36:18
Have city never sold any of their best players? Are we a feeder club is that why we sold ronaldo?

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29 Jul 2015 19:41:54
What a load of rubbish from whoatealldepays

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29 Jul 2015 19:42:33
WhoAteAllDepays, we sold Beckham, Ruud, Ronaldo and Heinze to them. 3 of them in their prime and most likely they will take our keeper too so yes we have been a feeder club for them. City haven't sold a single good player in a long time.

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29 Jul 2015 19:52:37
Sorry pep maybe i should clog up the news feed moaning and asking the eds about adm like you in future

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29 Jul 2015 20:19:01
RA were Tevez and balotelli not 2 of their best players when they left? Tevez left in 13/14 not exactly a long time. If a player wants out these days it usually happens.

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29 Jul 2015 20:19:57
On 17th July the Ed's comment on the Real Madrid page was "Ideally they (Madrid) would like Aguero and/or Morata although a recent "event" has really limited the likelihood of a move for Aguero". The ed also mentioned Thomas Muller as a possible. No idea if that has changed.

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29 Jul 2015 20:29:50
Don't get all the ridiculing of Delays post? Any player has a value. Top players are always moving clubs. If Madrid came in for Aguero , and he wanted to move there , of course it could happen.

{Ed025's Note - your right betty..

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29 Jul 2015 20:41:14
Thankyou Betty

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29 Jul 2015 20:53:31
Agree with WAAD on this as he did start his post with "rumour has it". City have sold a few decent players over the years I think people are missing out on Boateng, Negredo and Garcia. All big names who commanded decent fees. Stating something is rubbish is counterproductive and attention seeking hence the disagree button.

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29 Jul 2015 21:02:26
Tbf, the Twitter guy he's nabbed this off has got a few things right this summer.

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29 Jul 2015 21:23:31
Delays , you're welcome mate. I think some poster just like to argue for the sake of it. There is not a footballer , or sportsman for that matter , on the planet who is "unbuyable".

Ed25 , nice to " see" you back on these pages. You have a lot of good input when you grace our pages , along with Ed001. Chow do you feel about the possibility of Stones leaving? Personally , I think it would be a mistake for him to join one of the big boys just yet. I would think another year or two at a good solid club like Everton would be more beneficial for him long term. In a way, I think it is more important for GK's and defenders to have a few more years "learning their trade"; before moving on to bigger things.

{Ed025's Note - i agree betty, and although john has the potential to become an outstanding player he is not there just yet, he is still prone to the odd howler that has cost us points, i would like to see him learn his trade and then if the time is right move on, now i know i might sound like an auld arse mate but one of the problems with the game is young guys being know alls and being badly advised by their blood sucking agents (sterling), i just hope stones is better than that and to be honest i think he is..

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29 Jul 2015 22:07:08
Pepgiggs, didn't you mention something about Yannick Bolasie earlier? Know your stuff eh mate.
Don't shoot the bloke down for posting a rumour he's read/heard on a rumour site.

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29 Jul 2015 22:01:42
Ed , yeah Sterling is the prime example. If Stones goes to Chelsea he will be behind Ferry , Cahill and Zouma at least in the pecking order. He could go out on loan , but I don't see any benefit to him as a player in doing that. Why not just stay at Everton and aim to move in a year or two.
But , of course there is the money issue. And we all know that clouds a players judgement big time , especially the younger ones. Funny how Sterling comes to mind again :)

{Ed025's Note - stirling will be the bench mark for a long time betty, what a brat!, it would be good to see what SAF would have done with him if he were in brenda,s shoes mate.. :)

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29 Jul 2015 22:27:53
I mentioned bolasie to see what peoples opinions were of him as a player. It wasn't a rumour! What's that got to do with 'knowing my stuff'

I put that post to see what reaction I'd get. I seem to get a lot of stick of people on here and I am really not quite sure why, I'm interested in the adm story because it's real, and happening so I like to ask the eds there 'professional' 'professional'opinion. Less than one post a day is 'clogging up' is. Betty swallocks had it nailed earlier, belittling peoples post , there's just no need. The eds seem to keep the stronger worded and belittling posts of when they see necessary , maybe they need to keep a few more from being posted

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30 Jul 2015 07:51:07
All I'm saying is you jumped on the guy for posting a rumour. Surely that's exactly what a rumour site is for.
As for City selling Agueto. This is the Real Madrid who bought Luis Figo from their biggest rivals Barca.

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29 Jul 2015 14:29:12
£12m for Pato being the lastest rumour

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29 Jul 2015 14:55:04
Yeah, but his buyout clause is 10 mln EURO.

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29 Jul 2015 16:03:48
Maybe back when he played for Milan and looked like a future star but not now. I wouldn't pay more than £3m for him and even then he would be behind Wilson in the pecking order. Third choice striker for £12m no thank you.

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29 Jul 2015 16:23:37
He had one good season, then it went downhill from there. If he were to come in for a small value and would accept small wages and to be our 3rd choice, then I wouldn't mind.

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29 Jul 2015 17:20:00
Couldn't agree more Weggy as you can tell by my identical post haha

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29 Jul 2015 20:05:37
Would want him at all as apparently his attitude sucks but really think If we are going to buy a striker it's not going to be the muller, lewendowski, benzemas that we keep hearing about as none of these are going to want to play back up to Rooney so probably more realistic we would buy a pato, Lorente sort of player which is why for me deepay will be the second striker and pedro as an alternative. Pedro to be last summer signing regardless of who we sell

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29 Jul 2015 20:05:37
Would want him at all as apparently his attitude sucks but really think If we are going to buy a striker it's not going to be the muller, lewendowski, benzemas that we keep hearing about as none of these are going to want to play back up to Rooney so probably more realistic we would buy a pato, Lorente sort of player which is why for me deepay will be the second striker and pedro as an alternative. Pedro to be last summer signing regardless of who we sell

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28 Jul 2015 18:30:06
Diego godin on leaving athletico Madrid. “It [a Rossoneri switch] would be a step back. I feel good at Atletico Madrid and I still have a lot of ambition; but it would be completely different if it were a club with more ambition

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29 Jul 2015 14:01:09
Would be a good addition. plays on the left of the CB's and lots of leadership experience.

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28 Jul 2015 15:50:10
Do any of the eds know if we have shown any interest in benzema, i would much prefer him to lewandowski et al.

{Ed004's Note - he will most likely be staying at Madrid this season}

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28 Jul 2015 12:00:41
Hi Eds, have any of you got any idea what English club was discussing a potential move for Zlatan Ibrahimovic this week. Ed002 mentioned it on Arsenal page a few days agp. Thanks in advance

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28 Jul 2015 11:50:59
Domenico Berardi, Edds, do we have any interest in this guy, at all? I'd rather this guy than than Pedro?

Also, now interest has dampened on Ramos and Otamendi, will we challenge Chelski in bidding for Stones?

Cheers, Ronnie.

{Ed004's Note - No idea}

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30 Jul 2015 02:56:18
Hasn't he joined US Sassuolo??

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28 Jul 2015 10:25:40
Hi Ed004, Are we to expect a marquee signing to be announced after the Adidas deal has been confirmed?

If so, I'm guessing we'll be looking at an Adidas sponsored player? Bale springs to mind?

Keep up the good work lads

{Ed004's Note - I don't know but I'm hoping so}

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28 Jul 2015 16:05:25
LVG and United will not buy a player based on what boots he wears.

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28 Jul 2015 22:23:25
Not suggesting that. but it could be possible that adidas have stumped up a bit of the cash?

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