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08 Jun 2019 12:13:05
A few reports coming out now that united are getting frustrated and are surprised by the fees involved in signing british young players.

Have they been living under a rock for the past 6 or 16 years?

I completely understand that they have certain valuations for players and if they are quoted over that then they should back away in most circumstances and move on to other targets.

But prices for young british homegrown players have always been at a premium whether its rio ferdiand, andy carroll or kyle walker and i would be baffled if this was surprising them.


1.) 08 Jun 2019 13:07:43
There’s no doubt a Manchester United tax is added to the value of any player we approach.

Daniel James being the perfect example. We are paying twice the fee Leeds were quoted only four months ago.

2.) 09 Jun 2019 02:52:55
Rooney Rio Andy Carroll sterling Walker

The list goes on homegrown cost a hell of a lot more.

3.) 09 Jun 2019 08:28:29
Except Rooney and Rio were worth every penny for our club!

4.) 09 Jun 2019 09:38:35
Very true Eric. As is Sterling for City.

Imagine what Scholes would be worth today 🤔.

5.) 09 Jun 2019 12:36:56
AT Wazza finally someone who really rates Scholes as high as me, if we had a player like Scholes in our current squad our defense wouldn't be as exposed as it has been the past years, he is what i would call MAESTRO. one of those players that don't get recognize in England but are truly hard to find.

6.) 09 Jun 2019 15:22:58
Remanutd he’s exactly the type of player we need. You see Rashford making so many runs but the ball moves sideways.

I remember a game we were losing, playing badly and Scholes was brought on. It was the end of his career. But he collected the ball four times and each time he passed the ball forward. He was so aggressive with his passing, fast and direct.



01 Apr 2019 13:13:09
So duncan castles reporting that herrera is off to psg.

Does anyone agree to the clubs stance not to fold to his wage demands?

Who does that leave as our second best midfielder at the club? Michael carrick?


1.) 01 Apr 2019 13:37:08
I agree with this stance but the club also need to stop giving into demands of someone like Sanchez who's on double what Herrera wants.

2.) 01 Apr 2019 14:11:32
Is that his wages freed up to pay DDG what he wants?

3.) 01 Apr 2019 14:33:48
I agree. We need to commit 30m plus for a squad player approaching 30. Nah. Rock on free up the wages for a better player.

4.) 01 Apr 2019 15:03:43
Ken why let herrera go the likely scenario would be we would have to spend minimum of 50m to replace him with inflated fees. Plus wages on top there's plenty on more than him that should be shown the door before him. can't fathom how jones got a new deal and herrera didnt.

5.) 01 Apr 2019 15:12:01
why are we giving the likes of Jones and young new contracts but herrera letting go.

ddg still has another season but still its a joke. you keep your best players.

other than arsenal who have also a reputation to losing players this doesn't happen anywhere else.

6.) 01 Apr 2019 15:32:14
We aren't 'letting him go', this great player who everyone loves and loves the club is holding us to ransom over his wages, he isn't half as good as he thinks he is and could easily be replaced. Thanks for the good times Ander, but you are never going to be in a premier league winning first team.

7.) 01 Apr 2019 16:07:54
so is DDG holding us to ransom?

8.) 01 Apr 2019 16:10:47
I'm in two minds. Its a lot of money for a 30 year old that could be better spent. But then its another signing we'll need to make to replace him which maybe lessons what we can commit on other signings.

9.) 01 Apr 2019 16:29:40
Reports saying Utd won't offer more than £170k pw. Probably £50k too much being offered already for me.

10.) 01 Apr 2019 16:51:19
I agree with the club on this one. 170k a week sounds more than reasonable. If ander wants more that's his perogative.

11.) 01 Apr 2019 17:56:24

Yes, but he’s our best player and we would struggle to replace him with someone of the same quality so he will probably get what he wants, I don’t think anyone is under any illusion that De Gea hasn’t already tried to leave once, he’s just bloody good so we let him off.

12.) 01 Apr 2019 20:23:13
Why would PSG want him Rabiot cannot make there side he’s about 2 levels above Herrera,

13.) 01 Apr 2019 20:31:26
They maybe see something you don't?

14.) 02 Apr 2019 04:32:02
So just out of curiosity, who would you guys replace Herrera with who is an improvement and who also will cost less than 200k a week in wages?

15.) 02 Apr 2019 05:51:26
Personally I would break the bank for Saul Niguez.
He can take the midfield as well as the whole team to next level.
He can pick intricate forward passes like Pogba. Does excellent work off the ball.
And he is just 24. Well worth the investment.

{Ed001's Note - and he can cover almost every position on the pitch as well. I do not understand why no one has already broken the bank for him. It is not like he has just emerged, I can remember suggesting him as one of the players I would want Liverpool to sign when he was 17. So he has been about and looking top class for a long time.}

16.) 02 Apr 2019 06:36:31
Agree Ed. Not many consistent top quality midfielders around.
There are rumours linking him to City which is a real worry.

17.) 02 Apr 2019 13:34:18
Herrera is one of our better players, and there is no chance we will get a replacement of the same standard on less than 200k wages plus a hefty transfer fee. We can't afford to not give him the contract he wants, as doing so will cost us more than giving it to him.

18.) 02 Apr 2019 13:42:40
There is no point in giving 200k wage for a 29 year old who can pass only side ways. He may not even be a regular in the coming seasons.
And then we have problems with salary cap out.
So overall, it is a huge risk.
If we continue this, Next Smalling will ask for 200k a week contract.

19.) 02 Apr 2019 23:31:43
Who know. people who worry for extra expenses needed to replace him, need to think may be if Rabiot coming our way in free. in our wage budget? None of us know. But if Ole is taking this decision, then he must have calculated this. Now we can expect 2 new CM to come in.

20.) 02 Apr 2019 23:40:58
Completely agreed ed1. The worst decision Ed wayward has made in my view is cancelling the transfer plans in the winter window before LVGs sacking. We were meant to have a meeting with Atleti with regards to Saul. For me Saul is the best all round CM in the world. If not for Kante, Saul would be the best midfielder IMO.



20 Jan 2019 16:47:59
According to report, we have triggered the year option in darmians contract, he will go to juventus on a lon with an option to buy.

I assume that valencia has enough fitness to see this season out then leave on a free in the summer.

Young will probably get an extension leaving dalot shaw young and fosu mensah as our full back options next season unless we bring someone in.


1.) 20 Jan 2019 18:02:33
Tfm will not be in our squad next season as a full back option. If ww don't bring a full back in i expect the 4 would be mitchell shaw young and dalot.
Interesting that he cose to play dalot on the left yesterday when shaw fell ill instead of young.
It shows that both young and shaw can play either side adequately.

2.) 20 Jan 2019 21:59:14
Not good enough options in my opinion. Shaw is playing better, I'm happy with him as my first choice atm, with young and depot as cover. We need a top class rb because we have nothing down the right. I like depot but not sure if he's ready to be first choice just yet. We could do with someone who's about 29-30 in their prime for a couple of years till dalot is ready. That and a top centre back and we'd have a good foundation to build from.

3.) 21 Jan 2019 06:06:29
Shaw and young for LB. Dalot and a top right back at peak for RB.

4.) 21 Jan 2019 06:26:16
Wan Bissaka.

5.) 21 Jan 2019 11:38:07
I would like to see us go for Milenkovic to play at RB with Dalot as cover. He's young but can also play central. I would also love us to see if Mbappe can be prised away from PSG given their financial woes. Imagine a front three of Rashford, Martial and Mbappe!

6.) 21 Jan 2019 12:29:49
I woyld rather we brought in a RB and a LB. Mitchell is not good enough - offer money for Kieran Tierney and that's LB sorted, he has the potential to be the best LB in UK. At RB we need someone who is ready to go, Perreira would be my choice but I am sure there are plenty options.



16 Oct 2018 21:50:00
Reports that shaw could be putting pen to paper on a 5 year deal soon.

Are 8/ 9 games enough to earn that contract?

Or is just to keep his value high. Admittedly i am pleased he has started the season well when at times its looked his career at united could have over but am still not convinced he's the long term answer at the position.


1.) 17 Oct 2018 10:33:42
hes still very young and has been one of the positives this season

i would be happy with him signing a new 5 year deal.

2.) 17 Oct 2018 10:37:46
He's spent a good chunk of his time at the club injured or stuck in the reserves, so I think it's fair to give him a new contract after his recent spell of form. If in 3 years from now there is still no real improvement he will most likely be gone.

3.) 17 Oct 2018 12:10:02
He had a shakey first season when it could be said he was adapting to being at a club our size. He then went away and trained hard over the summer and at the start of his second season he was our best player until he got injured. He then struggled for a couple of years to fully over come the injury and deal with the change in management. He has up until now probably been our best player this season.

So I think it's clear the potential is still there and he can realise that here with us. Why let him leave, especially on the cheap. He is an England international and we need to keep good quality homegrown players especially when they can perform to level where they are regularly our best player.

We'd be stupid not to give him long term contract.

4.) 17 Oct 2018 13:58:59
The issue for me is, why have we let the contracs of so many players run down.

5.) 17 Oct 2018 14:11:52
Going to be a very good player.

6.) 17 Oct 2018 14:50:48
He's one of the ones we should be looking to extend along with Mata, Herrera and de Gea. The rest can go for free or buttons.

7.) 18 Oct 2018 18:35:38
Had a great season so far. He deserves a new contract imo. He has been doing and saying the right things all season. One of the few who is actully full of praise for the manager in fact. There has been a full turn around in his form and his confudence and he looks fit and raring to go. If he keeps his form and fitness it will be a big plus for the team.



11 Aug 2018 12:26:57
Manchester United academy graduates played a total of 253 minutes last night, that’s 200 minutes more than Manchester City graduates played all of last season, but Mourinho doesn’t play youth apparently.


1.) 11 Aug 2018 12:57:55
I hate city as much as any united fan but now it's just getting ridiculous. Pogba, Rashford come under our academy graduates. City has just started developing youth which they think should be capable of playing at the highest level. There are a couple who are very good and even played for them last season and didn't look out of place due to their style of play. They just bought a club in Spain where these players will play against the best and come back to be in the first team. Jose playing these guys yesterday was out of necessity.

2.) 11 Aug 2018 13:14:33
Nothing stopping guardiola signing micah richards and michael johnson back and playing them. I wouldn't have a problem with it lol.

Jose can't win can he, he plays youthful academy players but it not quite the correct variation of mystical magical youth player people want. Then he sticks to type and he's use accused of wanting to fill the team with experienced players over 30 and has no long term vision.

3.) 11 Aug 2018 14:48:04
OK with your powerful reply and the mention of Micah Richards you have managed to change my mind. Now I agree that Jose is a very youth oriented manager. I think we should adopt this style of play throughout our youth system so that there is a more seamless entry for our academy graduates into the first team. Can't wait to see chong playing at left back.

4.) 11 Aug 2018 16:20:25
Anyone really see city playing youth much this season?

5.) 12 Aug 2018 01:35:26
I think Foden might get a few games. I actually hipe he does as he is a special talent.

6.) 12 Aug 2018 05:24:35
Can't see Foden getting games.

7.) 12 Aug 2018 08:28:24
Foden might get a run of FA/ League Cup games. He looks a good player.

8.) 12 Aug 2018 11:05:55
He'll probably be at palace or Newcastle on 18 months.




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23 Jun 2019
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1.) 23 Jun 2019 15:47:41
Correlation ≠ causation

Smalling is a bad player, but so are Jones, and Rojo. And Bailly hasn’t played well in nearly two years. So many other factors than Smalling being injured contributed to that run of form.

2.) 23 Jun 2019 16:01:21
Obviously wasnt the sole reason but it is right to assume that our good run of form was helped by the fact we had two centre backs who knew how to pass a football.

3.) 24 Jun 2019 12:48:24
Smalling will be a greater liability this next season. With VAR our penalty give aways will be massive if Smalling continues cuddling any striker within reach.



18 Jun 2019 10:12:23
Alexis Sanchez did one of those goal things for chile in the copa america, kind of like the ones he used to do for Arsenal.

Any chance he could do some for us next season? Maybe a new role behind the striker if pogba leaves.


1.) 18 Jun 2019 11:04:04
Let's consult the oracle. BTW He also gave an assist.



17 Jun 2019
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1.) 17 Jun 2019 14:40:28
Nobody is disputing that the lad has immense talent. When he is in the mood he is suberb, but that is not nearly consistent enough. Plus he comes with baggage and he doesn't want to play for us.

As well there seems to be a clique with him at the helm being quite poisonous to the team. The superstar player his PR team have concocted isn't the true representation of him. The money we would receive for him could go a long way if we invested wisely.

I was more upset when we initially lost him to Juventus the first time around then I will be when he leaves this summer.

2.) 17 Jun 2019 14:50:19
When Nani was in the mood he was also superb.

3.) 17 Jun 2019 15:32:46
Unpopular opinion: Christian Eriksen would have out-performed Pogba had he been in our side.

Take away the penalties and the goals dry up.
He takes people on and then turns around to do it again, then loses the ball.
Do we have stats on passes straight to an opposition player?

He could be a great, but he's not interested. If PP had Cristiano's work ethic he would be truly phenomenal and we'd have the best CM in the world.

I think most people's problem, at least mine is, is his attitude, behaviour and inconsistency.

4.) 17 Jun 2019 16:49:28
Its the way he says "I've had my greatest season ever" when the teams just finished where it has. Sure lots of mitigating factors but if he'd spent less time disrupting things and agitating maybe he'd have been even better.

5.) 17 Jun 2019 21:55:16
I would personally like to see his stats against the stats of other top EPL midfielders like

B. Silva
I. Gueye
G. Winajldum
R. Neves
J. Maddison

Will their stats dwarf his?

6.) 18 Jun 2019 06:35:51
The squad as a whole had a poor season.
Players like Sanchez, Jessie, Martial were horrendous towards the end of the season.
These are the guys paid to put the ball behind the net and create chances.
Rom and Rash were too inconsistent.
Mistakes from De Gea, managerial change, injuries derailed our season.
A season to forget.



17 Jun 2019 12:59:12
So the club are feeding to the media that they are ending their supposed strategy of bring superstars into the club.

Fellaini, mata, blind, rojo, di maria, falcao, shaw, herrera, schneiderin, bastian, darmian, depay, martial, zlatan, pogba, micky, bailly, lindelof, lukaku, matic, sanchez, fred, dalot and lee grant.

Apart from di maria, zlatan, falcao, pogba and lee grant, can any of the above be considered ‘superstars’?

Seems to me more of a briefing that the club are struggling to attract any form of top tier talent.


1.) 17 Jun 2019 13:51:09
I would say Mata, Di Maria, Falcao, Bastian, Zlatan, Pogba, Lukaku and a stretch Matic all could be classed as 'super stars'

Basically players who are at the 'top of their game'.

Oh and Lee Grant.

2.) 17 Jun 2019 13:59:48
I think the main reason is that the wage bill is spiralling out of control, and bringing in superstars has had a detrimental effect with a number of current players looking for big wage bumps.

The strategy may tie into Ole’s preference for young players with potential to improve, but it is borne of the more pragmatic need to address the wage issue.

3.) 17 Jun 2019 15:29:23
Danny i think the main reason the wage bill is spiralling out of control is the club have given a lot of average players big wages as opposed to splashing out on ‘superstars’.

Hence why we are in position where we are struggling severely to get rid of smalling, jones, darmian and rojo.

We supposedly have the second highest wage bill in world football but we probably only have two players who are of such status.

4.) 17 Jun 2019 16:52:41
Well as an average player sat in that dressing room an I see the likes of bastien an zlatan etc sat there on massive wages in going to think yeah if these mugs are paying these has beens that then I'm going to try for the same. And then they pay up. So "superstars" haven't helped.

5.) 17 Jun 2019 19:50:13
The question is why would a genuine superstar come here over the last few seasons?

For the exciting football we play?
The supportive dressing room atmosphere?
Tropical Manchester weather?
To work with our world class coaching team?
To compete for the biggest trophies?

That’s why all the ‘big name’ players we have brought in since Fergie retired have been too old, or completely not arsed. If all you have to offer players is money, then the superstars you get are ones that are just interested in picking up a big wage. That’s why we have the highest wage bill in the league, but are still miles off competing for the title.

6.) 18 Jun 2019 01:42:52
The fact that Lee Grant did not win this years Ballon D’or is scandalous. No one can fault his performance. Did he even concede a goal this year? I for one am outraged by this snub. I am seriously considering a petition to restore Lee’s unblemished United reputation.



01 Jun 2019 15:39:22
Rumours in belgium that we are looking to complete a deal for meunier.

Would people be happy with his signing at right back?

27 years of age, good going forward, poor defensively as most full backs are, could help a lot if ole wants to play 3 at the back on occasions with wing backs.


1.) 01 Jun 2019 15:56:52
I like him as a rb option due to his experience and ability.
The price seems reasonable. He has a good physique and seems to have a good engine.
Im not so sure ole will play 3 at the back too often and shaw is not at his best as a wb imo.

2.) 01 Jun 2019 17:46:02
He’s of the right age and experience, attainable, and arguably at the peak age for a full back so we should get his best years. He seems like a good option.

3.) 02 Jun 2019 05:50:53
The deal looks a good one to allow Dalot more time to develop rather than rushing him in under pressure. And solves the immediate RB issue for a reasonable price clearing funds for CB CM RW.
Not British, so what does that mean for the remaining 4 positions?
James, Fernandes, CB, CM.?

4.) 02 Jun 2019 07:05:52
He would probably just shade it as my first choice for RB this summer. So yeah I would be pretty happy.

He is the right age to allow Dalot to develop.
He is the right level of quality, and can offer great attacking threat down the right hand side.
Plus he is a United fan, and has been to Old Trafford on numerous occasions to watch us. Once even getting fined after his travel arrangements getting back to Paris were delayed and he missed a game for PSG.

5.) 02 Jun 2019 13:05:33
He must have fallen asleep at the game shappy.

6.) 02 Jun 2019 13:33:21
It’s a wonder everyone else’s snoring didn’t wake him 😂.




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24 Jun 2019 22:05:23
Lukaku might never hack it at top level club football but he is far from a deadwood player.

Perfectly adequate striker to get us back into the top 4 as he will get enough goals provided the chances.

If he goes, good we get a decent fee for him, if he stays, good we have a proven goalscorer at the club.




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23 Jun 2019 12:16:44
If lukaku leaves and we don't sign a striker or right winger then greenwood will surely have a lot of chances to prove himself.




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21 Jun 2019 14:23:13
I don't see the club buying another centre back as i don't think they will be able to shift rojo or bailly as jones and smalling seem to be trusted by ole for some strange reason.

There is no point having 6 established senior centre backs in the squad especially if we are not going to play 3 at the back regularly.




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20 Jun 2019 14:13:39
Dont see where he fits in a 4-3-3 system, would probably end up shoehorned on the right hand side and suffer the same problems that mata has had their.

Much better off targeting a right winger who excels in 1 vs 1 situations like costa or zaha. Especially if we are looking to sign wan bissaka who still has to develop going forwards.




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18 Jun 2019 12:54:20
That is a fair point with mane and sterling and their motivation and energy.

But they are also helped by being in a settled side with a distinct way of playing, if they were parachuted into our team they would likely face the same struggles martial has.

If ole is serious about introducing a more offensive style then i feel it is a style that will suit martial and he would excel even more. Same goes for rashford as well.





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25 Jun 2019 22:29:37
Every player we are linked with is apparently exactly what we need, fred (signed for similar money to what ndombele is going to go for) was exactly what we needed and look how that turned out.

Other clubs are going to sign players, they aren't all going to take a year off from transfers like spurs did.




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25 Jun 2019 14:39:59
No i think we need a third post to fully understand the point.

Every player we sign is going to be overpriced, dan james probably cost double what another team would have been charged.




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24 Jun 2019 22:02:52
Would just be another hark to the past when we really should be modernising as a club.

Anyone looking at it rationally and not with rose tinted spectacles on can see it would be a disaster. He could barely hold it together with the previous generation of player, i. e. ferdinand, fletcher, o’shea, rooney, ronaldo etc and fergie had to let him go.

If roy keane is so good at imposing standards as a manager/ coach then why apart from a brief spell as sunderland manager, has he not become a successful manager or coach.




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24 Jun 2019 15:53:17
Agree with danny, if people are distressed by the sight of pogba ambling around the pitch, can't wait for them to see the sight of kroos trundling around without casemiro there to cover for him.




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24 Jun 2019 13:03:11
maybe buy zaha and wan bissaka from palace this summer, would sort out the fact that we haven't used the right hand side of the pitch for 5 years.