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05 Jun 2018 13:55:05
Er-am i missing the obvious here, surely next season will be considered a success if its a top 3 finish? if 5 or 6 players do come in won't it take at least 10-15 games for them to bed in and for jose's philosophy to be imprinted on the team (bearing in mind i'm hoping for a more attacking approach? ), nothing would make everyone happier if the team hit the ground running, but surely what with the world cup and new signings joining after a delayed holiday, i'm going to guess next season will be a 'transition season' with maybe a cup or dare to believe a good campaign in the champions league? hopefully jose and his new inner circle will prove me wrong big time.


1.) 05 Jun 2018 14:33:32
The players that are at the club all ready will of all had at least 12 month to get the philosophy so we should in theory improve .

2.) 05 Jun 2018 15:35:25
Yeah you are missing the fact we aren't Arsenal mate.

3rd year in is the 'prove it' season, not another transition season. Every top club has to contend with the World Cup. Most top clubs buy several players in the transfer window.

Jose's philosophy can be learnt in 94 minutes, just have them watch the film "127 hours", survive the onslaught, dismember your heritage, and grind it out until the bitter end!

Since when has the financial targets of the club been the targets of the fans? I don;t care where we finish personally, I'd just like to think the past 2 years of dross football have been building to something pleasing on the eye and bringing in entertainment value from the massive investments we have made.

3.) 05 Jun 2018 15:53:10
No excuses this coming season. We have to perform and we have to challenge for the title and at least quarters for the champions league. If we are not performing to where we should be with the money spent, then it is time to start looking at a different manager.

4.) 05 Jun 2018 18:47:17
There should be no more excuses next season the manager will have had the length of his original contract, unlimited funds and the complete backing of the board.

Next season is time to stand up and be counted and I think we will unlike most on here I could care less if we make big money superstar signings I kind of like the look of the signings we've made today for example they seem the kind of signings made for the sake of the team not just to sell shirts .

Personally I think we will at least win the title next season and have a right crack at the UCL, but if we don't I think the blame can only land at one person's feet.

5.) 05 Jun 2018 19:13:15

6.) 05 Jun 2018 20:41:13
Sorry jred you've lost me mate?



29 May 2018 21:11:57
There seems to be a bit of a rumour about grealish being looked at, good player and worth a punt i reckon.


{Ed025's Note - thats all united need CO82....another young guy with an attitude problem mate..

1.) 29 May 2018 23:02:01
Ed025-where is the love! by all accounts that injury he had which kept him out for months has apparently woke him up.

{Ed025's Note - leopards and spots and all that CO62, he thought he was the bees knees at villa on 8k a week imagine what he will be like at united on 100k a week?, after depay and martial you would thing they would have learn,t something mate..

2.) 30 May 2018 07:18:10
Looked a handful and more hungry grealish look at depay now tho back to the type of form that made united go out and buy him i'd like to see young english or British players given more of a chance at top teams!

3.) 30 May 2018 08:32:55
Not for me. Goes down far too easily and then rolls around the floor then all of a sudden is absolutely fine. Likes to look good with his hair. Gomez and Chong are already at Utd and are younger and better.

4.) 30 May 2018 09:58:09
I can't believe this story has any legs at all. Grealish is a decent player for Championship, Lower level prem. Snodgrass style.

He looks decent because almost everything is played through him - does anyone think for one second he will touch the ball half as much at a top club? He is also very wasteful, for every decent thing he does, he seems to give it away or makes the wrong decision 5 times.

I'd be frankly amazed if we attempt to sign him, and this comes from somebody who has almost zero faith in our transfer policy!

That's without considering his ego/ attitude problems - although he may fit in nicely on that front!

5.) 30 May 2018 10:19:12
It’s most likely just media rubbish beast. It seems the media have no real clue who we are in for, as the Dallot interest seems to show. They seem to be going by the mantra that if you throw enough crap at the wall then perhaps some will stick. The club knows it’s targets and they have a plan in place. Trust the process.

6.) 30 May 2018 14:09:08
50% of Villa fans think he's decent the other half seem to think he is a big headed show pony.

If someone could harness all the good parts of that kid Traore at Mboro he would be worth a punt. he is like Zaha on acid at the moment but there is a very good player in there somewhere.

7.) 30 May 2018 20:24:25
Villa need 45m to avoid penalties next season on overspend in efl rules what better way to sell grralish for as much as possible by putting out reports that united want him for 30m. Villa need to raise cash.

8.) 30 May 2018 20:38:23
Not a nice guy class82. he's not that talented either.

9.) 03 Jun 2018 02:46:08
We nolonger need these young boys, let's go look for players like Griezman and Bale.

{Ed0333's Note - Am is the only one that thinks Griezmann and Bale aren’t the world class players that everyone thinks they are.



25 May 2018 20:57:24
So the u23 captain Riley has signed for bradford its reported, i wonder if the great and the good at old trafford have included a sell-on clause at the very least, otherwise shades of pogba spring to mind.


1.) 25 May 2018 21:11:47
Shades of Pogba? He signed for Bradford.

2.) 25 May 2018 22:41:56
Mancman that reply made me laugh.

3.) 26 May 2018 00:14:36
You got to be kidding classof82? Riley is decent but is not somebody we will regret selling.

4.) 25 May 2018 23:43:38
. of Turin.

5.) 26 May 2018 01:05:27
😂 sell on clause, brilliant.

6.) 26 May 2018 18:05:17
He's no great shakes.



03 May 2018 21:20:13
Hey Ed-have you heard anything about dave the save buying a house in madrid, its been reported by a few supposed 'insiders' at los blancos apparently, bearing in mind the idea is to strengthen, surely jose wouldn't entertain this deal would he?


{Ed001's Note - not sure how this is related to anything. He has more than one house already in Spain, as do a lot of the Spanish national team, I assume it is a financial advisor that was involved with the squad that convinced them that property is a good investment. Sergio Ramos has a house in the village near to where my parents live, but I doubt he is returning to Sevilla any time soon.

Madrid would love to add him, he would like to go home, but they have a lot of players they need to replace, so I doubt they will go for him this summer.}

1.) 04 May 2018 19:03:21
Edoo1-cheers for that, hope your right, i also hope jose thinks about giving sam johnstone a go between the sticks, i think he's matured a lot this season at aston villa, and he seems to have grown into the position of being number 1 there.

{Ed001's Note - I think he will leave to be honest, probably for Villa, on a permanent deal.}

2.) 05 May 2018 06:42:17
Ed001-i think your right, but i wouldn't be surprised if another prem. club sneaked in and nabbed him, even if he cost 5-8 million he'd be a bargain., i reckon henderson might be sold as well, bit of a shame, but that's showbiz i suppose.

{Ed001's Note - maybe, but he seems quite settled at Villa. I would say it depends on them clinching promotion this season.}



19 Apr 2018 14:16:10
So, firstly, not in any rumours columns in the papers, not heard off the radio or on the internet by dodgy journos' or bloggers, but i was feeding some of the pidgeons (as you do), and one starting having a chat with me (after 4 tins of tennants i'm telling you we can all speak to the animals! ), and he said that a player jose is looking at is none other than marco arnautovic (spelling? ), jose had him as a youngster at inter milan and has kept a friendly interest at how he's progressed, so for all those who are going to dig me out about listening to rumours merchants on the radio or newspapers, you'd be wrong, all i can say is, when was the last time a pidgeon lied about a potential player joining! lol!


1.) 19 Apr 2018 17:47:45
If it were a Seagull you were talking to I'd have a bit more confidence mate.

2.) 19 Apr 2018 19:14:39
They’re all called Stephen you know.

3.) 19 Apr 2018 19:16:34
Your defiantly for the birds 😀.

4.) 19 Apr 2018 19:24:18
Avian flu must be doing the rounds again.

5.) 19 Apr 2018 19:35:10
What happened to Ronnie? The king is dead, long live the king.

6.) 19 Apr 2018 19:57:52
Speaking of birds what happened to Ngiak?

7.) 19 Apr 2018 21:52:16
Be careful with pigeons they're manufactured as spies. They're everywhere watching and listening to everything.

If you don't believe me, answer this. Who's ever seen a baby pigeon?

I'm tellin ya. They're not to be trusted.

8.) 19 Apr 2018 22:24:46
Can believe I’m saying this but I miss Ronnie.

9.) 19 Apr 2018 22:33:00
Ronnie will be back in a couple of weeks.

10.) 19 Apr 2018 23:52:15
Is he on a de-tox? 😂😂.

11.) 21 Apr 2018 09:56:53
Ronnie is on a scouting mission looking at Peru under-14s versus a Sri Lankan XI. I expect ED002 will be giving more details of the promising young players on show in the next Sharkopod.




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16 Jul 2018 13:01:25
That really nice chap raiola is being reported to be trying to get misunderstood client mr. pogba a nice nice house in spain while playing for a local team, seems Sir Alex was indeed an extremely good judge of character.


{Ed002's Note - I have explained the situation about him being offered to four sides and the club and the player being happy to move on. I am not sure what your beef with his representative is as he is simply doing his job. If they didn't do their job then Manchester United would not be signing players either. There seems to be something terribly damp with you not just grasping how things work.}

1.) 16 Jul 2018 13:23:25
I must be one of the very few here that want Mr Pogba moved on. He is very inconsistent and lethargic, Kante on the other hand. best in the world in his position.

2.) 16 Jul 2018 13:28:53
I don’t understand peoples’ confusion about Pogba. The manager, the club and the player would all be happier if he can be moved on. It might be the case that Pogba could be subject to something like a swap deal because the money is too much for clubs to play.

The alternative is having an unhappy player playing for a club that would be happy to get rid of him.

3.) 16 Jul 2018 14:14:13
I really hope Pogba stays, but if not, offer him to PSG in a deal for Mbappe, Real Madrid for Bale or to Juventus for Alex Sandro and Dybala.

Fully expect to get the best out of him this year in a midfield three with Matic and Fred who will give him the freedom to express himself. He does seem to play much harder for France, though.

4.) 16 Jul 2018 13:20:26
Ed 002. Any agent worth his salt is going to do the best for his client after a world cup. You seem to know how things work better than most. In general does it appear to you that Utd are not seen as attractive a destination as City for players. Also do you have any info about any of the youngsters going on tour having a realistic chance of playing for the first team this season or is purely that so many of the first team need a rest after the world cup. Thank you for all your effort in replying .

{Ed002's Note - (a) It is nothing to do with the World Cup. (b) I am not sure of your point about Manchester City. (c) One or two youngsters may get a cameo - it is business as usual.}

5.) 16 Jul 2018 16:43:52
Is it that pogba has an issue with playing for Jose or for united? Also do you know why the club would be happy to sell? Just trying to make sense of things thanks.

{Ed002's Note - Players come and go - they are simply transient employees of the club. Try not to make any big deal of it.}



21 May 2018 15:58:18
Seeing as the defence is just as important as attack for jose, why not go nuts out and sign not only alderweirald but also eric dier, i think dier could be the leader needed, give the spuds shaw, smalling and jones, heck give them martial if it gets the deal over the line, at least that way its put to bed now, and not spent in a bidding war over the summer on players from other leagues who normally take a season to settle in, spend extra if needed, just get players in so the team can hit the ground running, hungry and angry for wasting last season, splash the cash now.


1.) 21 May 2018 17:20:47
Wow, give them 4 players so that we can get an average defensive midfielder who has never won a thing? Talk about an overreaction / absolute nonsense.

2.) 21 May 2018 17:27:07
Not a fan of Dier myself, he gives the ball away a lot, very average at most parts of the game. He can make good last ditch tackles and is decent in the air, but we'd get our pants pulled down for Spurs weak link imo.

{Ed025's Note - very average for me beast..

3.) 21 May 2018 18:20:04
What about lindelof?
30 odd mil didn't even make the bench for the final .
Have we Give up in him.

4.) 21 May 2018 18:37:00
Dier is so average it’s painful. I would like to see Alderweireld come in but we already have two very good young cbs at the club who we should be building our defence around. Lindelof and bailly have hardly been allowed to play together or build an understanding. That is 60m spent on defenders the manager wanted. No point buying more if he is going to just bench them for dumb and dumber (jones and smalling) . Perhaps giving bailly and lindelof an opportunity to make the position there own would be the best way forward. It’s not rocket science.

5.) 21 May 2018 18:37:22
Dier is often exposed and slow thinking. He is no better than Phil Jones at CB or CM.

6.) 21 May 2018 18:42:06
Lindelof improved a lot over the season, just think he needs a good run instead of the odd game, shame he never really got to try and build a partnership with Bailly this season.

7.) 21 May 2018 19:15:15
Alderweild and Erickson will be my pick of the Spurs team.

8.) 21 May 2018 20:11:20
Glad to se eopinions to my own on dier I think he’s dire (waheyyy) he doesn’t offer anything really, bad being a utility player. Think I’d rather have jones as much as he makes mistakes he puts 110% every game.

9.) 21 May 2018 20:35:50
Fair do, i was just thinking maybe its time to buy players who know the league, as for dier (dire), fair enough, i just think he could do a job (yes a bad one, before anyone says maybe), but he has leadership quality, look the likes of when tony adams started at the arse, even his own fans called him a donkey, look at john terry at chavski, not blessed with pace or technical ability, but again it was what he brought as a whole that made the fans (and players' wives! ) love him, i see dier in that same mold, clearly the united dressing room is lacking someone to bring them together, and so far there's no-one stepping up;so for me, dier could be that man., but that'll be just me again then!

10.) 21 May 2018 22:03:52
dose not lindelof play right back for sweeden when asked we could save money there instead of buying shiny new players all the time.

11.) 21 May 2018 22:21:05
Agreed Cesar never seen the obsession of praise in dier. Never been impressed by him. Too slow as cb and has not got a good enough passing range to play defensive midfield.

Dawz- that would be square pegs in round holes again. Lindelof was bought to play cb and should be played there. Need to start playing players in their proper positions.



16 May 2018 12:30:34
In regard to shaw, and i'm sure jose probably is already on board with this, include him in the deal for alderweireld, pochettino got the best out of him, and shaw talked up poch. in the past, so bob's your uncle there, and as for a player who could fill michael carricks' boots (if that's possible) why not go for jonjo shelvey, can pick a pass, is mobile and has an eye for goal-discipline wise, in the past he was left wanting, but under benitez he looks to have finally got it and is getting mentioned in reports for all the right reasons, i think he's underrated by many?


1.) 16 May 2018 12:48:08
Shelley has had a couple of good games towards the end of season because he’s been given time on the ball. Rooney looked quality as a midfielder with time on the ball. He’s not good enough I’m afraid and is at his level with Newcastle.

2.) 16 May 2018 13:22:20
*shelvey. Damn autocorrect.



06 May 2018 06:34:29
Get well soon to the Gaffer, they broke the mold when they made him, thoughts are with you and your family, a more respected and charitable, modest man you wouldn't meet, god bless you from one and all. ♡.




25 Apr 2018 15:26:52
So, played for united when he was younger, didn't work out so went back to his original club., now older with a family and a more settled player who believes in his ability and plays weekly, interest from other prem. clubs for him this summer, he's quoted as saying he'd be open to a return to united, so-would you give wilfred zaha the opportunity to return?


1.) 25 Apr 2018 15:31:26
Not good enough.

2.) 25 Apr 2018 15:34:40
No. Would you?

3.) 25 Apr 2018 15:47:16
I heard he could go to West Ham for some unfinished business 🤭.

4.) 25 Apr 2018 17:20:02
I wouldn't be against it for the right price.

5.) 25 Apr 2018 21:01:19
would rather try unsettle Mo Salah.

6.) 25 Apr 2018 22:40:19
No thanks.

7.) 25 Apr 2018 23:24:45
I always liked him and he brings something our other forwards don't but if it's at the expense of martial or rashford it's a No, if it's a replacement then yes.

8.) 26 Apr 2018 12:52:01
Never really got a fair crack of the whip but he just did an interview saying it was his fault. Far enough to the lad shows he’s matured and taken accountability. I like him he is always a threat and is very direct. Wins a lot of penalties but he does dive a lot. Not sure if he is better than we have got. But city seem to be interested in him so says a lot I think about his talents.

9.) 26 Apr 2018 15:50:47
Memhpis maybe, Zaha no.




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06 Jul 2018 10:19:58
Is that the one where he was racing lord lucan riding shergar? i lost a tenner on that, the useless feck that he was! -got it back though on elvis winning the grand national on 'a burger done for me belly big time'-strange name for a horse, but i'm not judgememtal the therapist told me!




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06 Jul 2018 07:17:02
Never ever did i think i'd ever live to hear the words 'daily sport' and the word 'honest' in any form of association, man alive you'll be telling me next they really did put a man on the moon, you cheeky scamp!


{Ed001's Note - they did, he was driving a London bus, I saw the pictures in the Sport.}



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24 Jun 2018 06:07:24
Like keano said about boateng on itv "a players' not right in the head if he's got 650 pairs of shoes"--nuff said!


{Ed001's Note - nothing wrong with liking shoes, if that is how Keane judges players it is no wonder he made a crap manager! Michael Jordan loved his shoes and clothes but he never had a problem getting his head right to perform. This is the kind of idiotic thinking that holds football back in the dark ages. It is ok if they want to go and drink 25 pints a night but buy a pair of shoes and you are crucified.}



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29 May 2018 23:02:01
Ed025-where is the love! by all accounts that injury he had which kept him out for months has apparently woke him up.


{Ed025's Note - leopards and spots and all that CO62, he thought he was the bees knees at villa on 8k a week imagine what he will be like at united on 100k a week?, after depay and martial you would thing they would have learn,t something mate..



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24 May 2018 20:17:00
If pogba does the off, you never know.





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11 Jul 2018 01:28:19
Much as i do not think martin keown is a top commentator i have to agree with him that lukaku is not a top world class striker, he has all the tools there, but i don't think he has the mental toughness to go to the next level, look at ronaldo, he could have stayed and played to a very good level, but he knew that he could improve and at the time real was that step up he needed;look at lukaku, he's playing to a high standard for sure, but a few have commented in the past he's carrying some extra timber, his ball control could be improved and his positional awareness could be better, so yes you could say i'm being unfair and picky, but if you look again at what ronaldo was like at utd, how he applied himself at madrid mentally and physically, he improved his game unbelievebly, lukaku could do the same but is it in him?




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11 Jul 2018 00:10:38
Hold on a minute DLIB, you mention ronaldo and messi, but no mention of fellaini in the same breath-i just don't get it-surely an oversight on your part! (and how come no-one ever mentions the 'little cantona' djemba djemba, so good they named him twice? -whats the matter with you people?!




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06 Jul 2018 07:26:37
I thought it'd gone quiet on bale because he was waiting to here if he'll get his usual car parking space beside the physio's treatment room, this could be a major factor in deciding if he stays at madrid, after all, the further he has to hobble to the physio, the more chance of doing himself another mischief, seems they've nick named him michael owen, after another welshman.




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05 Jul 2018 05:31:06
I couldn't resist, the mrs always says i'm the spit of his father in the programme, i took it to mean, a wisened, worldly, chiselled good looks, cheeky, charming type of character, she laughed and said more like a miserable, nosey, cranky old feck who gets on her nerves! -bloody cheek, still, i know she cares, every year she keeps increasing my life insurance policy and tells me not to worry, while still allowing me to eat greasy food, go out on the lash and doesn't mind if i have a cigarette or 20 every day, its like she's encouraging me too, see that's the love of a caring wife there, so it is!




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04 Jul 2018 22:24:30
What, himself of the rockford files?