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05 Jul 2018 09:34:57
Papers now linking us with Shaqiri.

Him and Shaw would be unstoppable in the cafeteria.

1.) 05 Jul 2018 11:33:52
If Shaw got in first. There would nothing left in the cafeteria.

2.) 05 Jul 2018 11:49:42
I’d say they both try to go through at the same time, and just get stuck.

3.) 05 Jul 2018 12:29:46
Leave the jokes, guys. For 12mln tell me a better quality right winger who happily will be a squad player. And do not forget that we are playing without right wing for years.

{Ed001's Note - happily be a squad player? He left Bayern because he refused to be a squad player.}

4.) 05 Jul 2018 13:09:07
I mean his career has been a litany of failed auditions at big clubs. He ended up at Stoke where he put in no effort. That’s about his level - struggling EPL club where he can get by on natural ability without having to work.

5.) 05 Jul 2018 13:22:55
Not sure he wanted to leave, more like Bayern wanted to sell.

{Ed001's Note - yes, because he refused to knuckle down and be a squad player.}

6.) 05 Jul 2018 13:55:28
A simple question. what if a gamble clicked?

7.) 05 Jul 2018 15:38:35
Always tried to back jose and give him the benefit of the doubt but if the rumours about Shaqiri are true I’ll have lost all faith, don’t care if its 12 million or 12 bob he’s not worth it, i watched him against the swedes and i bet he didn’t run a bloody mile all game and that's at the World Cup.

8.) 05 Jul 2018 17:32:01
Absolute no to shaq IMO. Wont be happy with what we probably wpuld offer and he'd be leaving again next season.

9.) 05 Jul 2018 19:54:58
He’s failed everywhere, why on Earth would we sign him?

10.) 05 Jul 2018 20:02:26
Make a good door stop?

11.) 05 Jul 2018 20:51:35
Last week some folk on here were saying shaqiri is better than mata and jessie. 😂😂😂😂😂😊.

12.) 06 Jul 2018 01:06:08
Talented player but needs a team to be built around him, and he's not talented or applied enough to get that at a top club. Plus, he personifies the opposite of a "Jose player"! I wouldn't pick him ahead of Lingard, Alexis, Mata, Rashford, or the pre-slump Martial. I'd also rather Pogba play further forward with another midfielder in behind him than in a 2 with Shaqiri as 1 of the attacking 4. A big fat no from me. He'll probably end up joining a smaller club. Liverpool perhaps?



14 Jul 2017 11:22:42
Reported in Spain that Madrid are back in for De Gea, and he wants to leave. Price being mooted is £50m. Take it with a pinch of salt.

But if it is true, then this should be fun. If they wanted £70m for their backup striker, then how much is one of the top keepers in the world worth?

1.) 14 Jul 2017 11:24:47
£100m thanks Real.

2.) 14 Jul 2017 11:41:18
Pickford 30 mil for an upcoming keeper. De gea the best in the world needs to be 100 mil +.

3.) 14 Jul 2017 11:46:08
Minimum 100 million.

4.) 14 Jul 2017 12:00:42
All depends for all we know there might have been a gentleman's agreement for him to leave made last summer and a figure agreed. That figure then would look cheap by today's prices. Time will tell.

5.) 14 Jul 2017 12:02:45
£60mill+Kroos please thank you.

6.) 14 Jul 2017 12:03:17
Toni Kroos and £60m.

7.) 14 Jul 2017 12:26:33
with no prior agreement in place between us and RM i would say £95mil and make him the most expensive player in the world - for the short term anyway.

8.) 14 Jul 2017 12:30:08
If he wants out it will be hard to stop. But it must be on our terms. Perhaps we could get the opportunity to talk to bale or kroos if jose wants them.
A question i asked on another thread would we need to sign a keeper or would be go work romero and Perriera?

9.) 14 Jul 2017 12:35:17
Easily worth £100m today. Kroos and 60 would be a good return but this isn't footy manager. I'd love us to just stick 2 fingers up to Madrid and tell Mendes he needs to be loyal to us given the recent business we've done with him.

10.) 14 Jul 2017 13:54:08
Haven't we already rejected a 60 million bid.

11.) 14 Jul 2017 14:31:41
Don't think so bolger.

12.) 14 Jul 2017 14:31:43
Let's be realistic with the valuation, whilst the money at the minute for outfield players is crazy we are not going to get more than £60/ 70m for DDG. Keepers are important but not valued as highly as strikers.
At the end of last year I thought Mourinho for all his talk would have been happy with DDG going at a good price and starting season with Romero and the pereira who he thinks will be world class in a few years.
If DDG goes Hopefully we start conversations about Bale coming the other way.

13.) 14 Jul 2017 14:42:21
Unfortunately I think it's inevitable that De Gea will end up at Madrid. I've said before that it has the feel of the Fabregas to Barcelona to it and will eventually happen. I just hope we get the maximum amount for him. Jose seems to be getting decent fees for all the outgoings so far. I'd say between £80-90 million and he's yours. Then go after Jack Butland.

14.) 14 Jul 2017 14:46:48
Brad, historically goal scorers command the big fees. But with Liverpool rumoured to be happy to pay £70m million for Keita who's had one season in the bundesliga, why not stick for £100m for the worlds best goal keeper?

15.) 14 Jul 2017 15:09:35
Even if the player wants to go, we don't have to do the deal. It is feasible to hold the player to his contract. DDG seems like a good professional and he's already at one of the biggest clubs in the world with Champions League football.

However, I really rate Romero. I was at OT when he made his debut and I thought then he looked like an accomplished keeper. I have no doubt he would be an excellent number one for us.

If DDG is sold that leaves an interesting conundrum with Perriera. If I was Jose I would be asking myself, if Romero got injured is Perriera ready to step up straight away?

I think as that we need to reset the balance of our relationship with Real Madrid. They need to understand that they cannot just help themselves to any of our players and that if they are not prepared to be reasonable with players we want to buy from them, we are prepared to walk away and find an alternative.




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05 Aug 2018 17:21:40
Friday we were getting Mina to sign a contract.

Yesterday we were trashing out a deal for Alderweireld.

Today we are preparing a bid for Maguire.

We're going to sign Boateng, aren't we?

1.) 05 Aug 2018 17:44:14
Hope so.

2.) 05 Aug 2018 17:49:26
I think we might end up with Garay.

3.) 05 Aug 2018 17:57:04
Whoever is the longest odds to sign for us that day seems to suddenly get linked with us.

4.) 05 Aug 2018 18:01:27
Could Sneijder play as a ball playing centre back?

5.) 05 Aug 2018 18:28:21
Snehidgher could be perfect for a back 3.

6.) 05 Aug 2018 19:00:59
Step forward Nicolas Gaitan!

7.) 05 Aug 2018 19:21:02
Is he any good on the right GDS?

8.) 05 Aug 2018 19:56:37
I’ve a feeling it will be a back three with Schnadhair Gaitan and Ronaldo.



18 Jul 2018 14:35:26
At the moment we are beginning to see a bit of tension between what the club wants, and what Jose wants.

Listening through the Sharkpod, a lot of Jose's preferences seem to be older players in their late twenties/ early thirties. This ties into Jose preference for experience - players who can fit his system and carry out his instructions. The club, in contrast, are trying to push for younger players with the potential for re-sale value.

Add to this the difficulty in moving players on. Some like Darmian, are priced to highly. Others, like Shaw, are reluctant to leave. And, as Ed002 pointed out, the club are unwilling to consider exchange deals as a way forward in some cases.

This puts us in a position where curse of the we don't know what will happen over the next few weeks. We have obvious problems in the squad that need to be addressed, players still here that aren't part of Jose's plans, and a few players who are unhappy and want to move. The next few weeks are going to be crucial to our season.

1.) 18 Jul 2018 14:50:45
If things don't go well in the next 3 weeks i can see a jose season 3 special meltdown happening.

2.) 18 Jul 2018 15:17:17
If he doesn't get what he needs. He will either walk away or get sacked in the coming months.

3.) 18 Jul 2018 15:43:52
Good to see us all nice and positive on here for a change!

4.) 18 Jul 2018 19:15:05
I always start the season with a renewed optimism that we're going to start playing stylish, attractive football. That usually lasts until the end of August. Maybe September.



17 Jul 2018 16:15:28
Let's just give a big shoutout to Daley Blind. Did everything asked of him over the last four years, and looks to be a genuinely good guy.

1.) 17 Jul 2018 16:28:08
He was a beautiful man, I will miss him, so will Tony, goodbye Daley, you deserve better 😢.

2.) 17 Jul 2018 16:34:17
Very intelligent and professional player, he may excel outside the Premier League, where the pace is not as frenetic. A step slow, but a fine reader of the game. Wish him all the best. I will never forget his long pass for Van Persie's header in the World Cup.

3.) 17 Jul 2018 16:57:23
Another couple of inches sms a better turn if speed and he would have made a great cb for us. Seems like a nice guy been a very good pro and good luck to him. We got a better than fair price for him imo and he seems very happy to be going home. Good deal for all concerned by the looks of it.

4.) 17 Jul 2018 20:34:12
Everyone round to Tony's house for an intervention!

5.) 17 Jul 2018 22:06:39
Rugged good looks of blind to h Maguire . It going to take ajh a while to get over this.

6.) 17 Jul 2018 22:11:18
It’s tragic, that is all.

7.) 17 Jul 2018 22:26:37
He will cope i'm sure. Fred has a lovely set of thighs and wears his hair under a fancy headband sometimes.

8.) 17 Jul 2018 21:34:37
Another couple of inches to which end Ken?

9.) 18 Jul 2018 07:26:14
Handsome devil.



17 May 2018 20:51:52
Martial not in the French World Cup squad. Can't see him staying here. This will be a big blow to him, and he'll be looking for first team football.

Has potential, but Jose doesn't like him so it's best to try to recoup some of the money we paid for him.

1.) 17 May 2018 21:53:25
France have incredible strength in depth lacazette, Benzema, Laporte and Coman didn’t make it either. Martial should have made it but I wouldn’t necessarily blame this on Jose. Deschamps is such an incompetent manager and he is the problem here. I think rabiot missed out as well. With that squad France should be winning the World Cup but as long as deschamps is there they won’t.

2.) 17 May 2018 22:01:20
Well said my man . He should move to get his career back on track. Somethings just never work.

3.) 17 May 2018 22:05:12
A lot of big names missed out on the French squad. They have some good options.

4.) 17 May 2018 22:18:49
2 serious posts in a row. Where's the real Danny, and what have you done with him?

5.) 18 May 2018 09:10:28
Why is he not making the French squad?
Why is he not making our team?

I think these coaches who have been in and at the top of their profession for years need to start listening to some real experts.

6.) 18 May 2018 10:02:37
Well, he’s not in our team because Jose brought in Sanchez. Martial was in good form before that, but Jose doesn’t rate him and brought in a new player to directly take his place in the team.

He’s not in the French squad because he hasn’t been playing regular first team football.

It just makes sense to sell the lad if he has already been replaced.

7.) 18 May 2018 10:42:47
Even if he wqs playing regular football he wouldn't get into that team. Look at lacazette playing regular football and he couldn't make it.

They have Mbappe, Greizmann, Fekir, Dembele, Giroud, Lemar and Thuavin. He hasn't performes to their level and they deserve their place more then him.

8.) 18 May 2018 12:33:41
Lemar and Dembele have had fairly poor seasons, difference is they have been starting games over the last few months. Prior to signing Sanchez, Martial was on course for his best goal tally for us. He was performing well, but the manager brought in a player to directly replace him in the starting line up, and his opportunities have been restricted since then.

9.) 18 May 2018 14:04:28
Mendy has not played football all year and is in the squad. So not sure that's the only reason.
Of course France are spoilt with some great options they could but in 2 squads and get both to the 1/ 4 final. Deschamps actually said martial is not in the squad because when he played in recent internationals he has not done as well as other players not because he was not playing regularly for his club. It's hard to argue he is better than who was picked ahead of him really.



14 May 2018 10:18:38
What do people think about Jose's decision not to have an assistant next season?

I was hoping that bringing in a new person could help challenge Jose and push him to adapt. Now it looks like he'll have a team of coaches, but no assistant. To me this looks like Jose entrenched in his own methods, and not wanting any fresh perspectives. Not an encouraging sign given how poor the football has been at times this season. Are we going to see peak Jose?

1.) 14 May 2018 11:18:27
The first thing he said yesterday after the game was, I am champion 8 times. It's all about him.
Never mentioned how many times United were champions.
He has an ego bigger than mount Everest.

2.) 14 May 2018 11:43:17
And for me that is the size of ego required to manage this giant club. Remember the Chosen One?

3.) 14 May 2018 11:33:04
We can only hope. I think the value of a number two lies in the reasons why number one has them. Maybe Jose sits with a white cat on his lap and throws Shaw and Martial in to a shark infested pool (and not under a bus) after all.

Poor attempt at humour aside for those old enough to get the gag, I’m not convinced that Jose’s football philosophy would change a great deal irrespective of who his assistants are and what they are called.

Jose is stubborn, and can point to a CV that may justify that, so don’t expect any radical changes simply because of Rui leaving. I’d far sooner see two decent full backs and a dominant midfielder before any number two of choice.

4.) 14 May 2018 11:57:58
Not sure about that. Fergie always had the foresight to hire good assistants, particularly when it looked like his methods were getting a bit stale. Jose has had the same assistant for nearly 20 years, and doesn’t want to challenge his views by bringing in a new one. Ego needs to be tempered or it’ll blind you.

5.) 14 May 2018 12:03:31
Jose last 12 month imo.

6.) 14 May 2018 12:23:39
Jose Mourinho- the miserable one.

7.) 14 May 2018 13:33:55
Bearing in mind jose has mentioned people earning his trust before he'll trully open up, you can't be too surprised by his decision surely? as mentioned above, having a different point of view is a BENEFIT most of the time, i'm put to mind that his old no.2 was able to temper jose's anger on the touchline on more than 1 occasion, and when jose was frothing he stepped in to give the after match comments, with no 'safety-net'for next season i hope the special one can make like a zen buddist, and not like a certain character in a well-known play, watching rome burn while he was on the fiddle (figuratively speaking of course! ), this has got to be jose's season i reckon, for all concerned.

8.) 14 May 2018 13:58:09
His Ego couldn't handle someone challenging his views, and he is slow to trust people. He has had the same assistant for most of his career. He clearly only considers an assistant as a yes man, someone to relay his demands.

I think this could be the beginning of the end for Jose at United. It's concerning that Rui Daria isn't leaving for a better job or a stab at being a manager, he's leaving to spend more time with his family. Is his living situation the same as Jose's? Has he been living away from his family while at United? If so why? And if that is the case then how much longer will Jose be happy to continue without his family and his right hand man?

Jose tends to implode in his third season, all the ingredients are starting to be added to the pot.

He has lost his right hand man, people within the club still aren't convinced that by him, the fans are starting to get bored of his football and his antics and he still hasn't got his family around him.

I expect headlines in August/ September that he didn't get all the signings he needed, as Jose starts to pick fights he can't win while the team struggles and it all implodes.

Hopefully we can get an FA cup before then, but I don't see Jose seeing out next season.

9.) 14 May 2018 14:53:25
"But I'm going to improve my staff in the performance level and, in relation to the tactical work, I'm going to bring some people that, until this moment, have not come with me yet. " He is going to bring in new people, he has mentioned the difficulty motivating some players and criticized the dynamics of the team. This could be a chance to solve all that. let's at least give next season a chance to start before we are writing it off.

10.) 14 May 2018 15:04:20
Shappy you really think that or you hoping for it?

I see the manager being backed this summer completely on everything he asks for just like City. For me he sees out his contract and by then the groundwork would be laid for the new man to come in and take us forward.

11.) 14 May 2018 15:11:29
There’s going to be a lot of humble pie eaten on this site this time next year, one way or another.

12.) 14 May 2018 16:26:57
I think we will be better all round next year but that city will still win the league.

13.) 14 May 2018 16:37:34
I agree with Danny. I think the fact he's not recruiting an assistant is utterly stupid and smacks of the big headed nature of our manager. He's a dictator that does not want to be challenged, and we all know that dictators never last anywhere and their methods are mostly wrong.
Fergie was a strong personality but he had the intelligence of asking for help from his right hand man, and look how well it worked out for him. Kidd, knox, Queiros and McLaren all contributed to our success in different ways.
Is Mourinho seriously trying to tell us that he's the font of all knowledgea? Its pathetic and dangerous at the sane time. The man is clearly a complete idiot to be thinking this way.
Agree with Shappy and Jred that it'll all end in tears in 12 months time.

14.) 14 May 2018 17:12:34
AAA you are just making assumptions. How do you know the club aren’t looking into an assistant? We all know Jose says one thing in the media and then does another. Don’t just come to the conclusion Jose is a dictator and a tyrant to suit your agenda against him because it is quite frankly getting boring. Carrick has already been drafted in and Jose said he would restructure the coaching team so there would not necessarily be an ‘official’ assistant coach. He may well add to his team but this Jose bashing is so tiresome. I’m not a fan but he isn’t going anywhere for at least a year. Get behind the manager as sir alex told us to because that is part of the traditions of the club. Seems a lot of people pick and choose what traditions they endorse. Apparently we must play attacking football but we don’t have to support the manager? Ed002 was right we are a bunch of toxics.

15.) 14 May 2018 18:03:35
United addict, of course I don't want it to happen. I just think it will. Jose has a proven track record of imploding in his third season at clubs. He has managed to implode when he has a happy home life, when he has just come off the back of winning a title so you would assume he was enjoying his professional life, and yet he still imploded.

Now he isn't having the same level of success, and he is isolated in his private life.

If I was a betting man I would bet on him being close to the edge.

All it will take is some poor performances at the start of next season for pressure to build and the house of cards to come tumbling down. Most of our players will be at the world cup this summer and will likely come back tired and jaded having not had much of a break either physical or mentally. That is likely to lead to poor performances. It happens after every international tournament.

I agree with Tokyo, one way or another people will be eating humble pie. Unless of course United continue to play a boring style, we don't challenge for the title and Jose doesn't implode and gets sacked/ leaves.

Who eats humble pie then?

16.) 14 May 2018 18:05:32
I'm still shocked by a serious Danny post.

17.) 14 May 2018 18:10:15
Did Chelsea not Winn the league with a best point record last season and fail to qualify for cl this season. I don't see that happening at city but to say that they will win the league for next 2 years because of the way they played this season is nonsense really. Aguero might leave anyone could get injured the loss of Silva or maybe arteta could prove pivotal .
Players there might lose form they are not machines.
Our new signings could make all the difference like city's signings did this season.
Martial might do a sterling and actually force his way in.
If you think it's all over before it starts your better off not watching at all.

18.) 14 May 2018 18:10:51
So United have hired a chief scout from Juventus last year or so, add Michael Carrick to the set up. looks more like a re-structure. I wouldn't be surprised if Rui Faria was made redundant.

19.) 14 May 2018 18:33:54
Or Utd May well be looking to re-structure the antiquated assistant manager model. Nowhere else does a company have a number 2, just a group of senior skilled professionals on a board reporting into the CEO. maybe this method means Jose is open to more varied and direct input from his staff not less.

Spin the story however you want to.

20.) 14 May 2018 18:50:14
I don't think anyone will be eating humble pie or needs to.
Everybody wants the same thing.
If we win the league or mount a serious title challenge next season i'm sure everyone will be happy.
Personally I have 100% faith in the manager and i hope he is with us for a few more years. It's unlikely that will happen but that's what I hope for. If it does happen then we will be winning titles because it won't happen if we aren't.
If he fails and implodes and leaves or gets sacked my support for jose dies and goes towards the new manager 100% and i won't look back. I won't mind reading the 'I told you so's and i won't be eating humble pie for supporting a manager 100% even if he fails.
The need to win is what drives jose. He has always imploded left or got fired after winning a league his will to succeed at United won't be gone until he does.
Our problem is not only the manager. I think he has done well this season in many respects.
He inherited a really poor squad with our only top class player being our goal keeper. Players chins were on the ground.
Signings Fergies made before he had built his squad and got rid of the poor longstanding people's hero's that were ultra bad professionals looked very poor at first.
But once the squad had been turned around and everybody was on the same page with the same ambitions attitude and mentality improvement came quickly.
We have too many players who don't have the desire attitude and killer instinct and required application to be the best. Too many mentally weak players who think they have made it just because they are a United player. Well imo you have made nothing unless you are a winning Manchester United player.

21.) 14 May 2018 18:59:28
Top post ken. Sums up exactly how I’m feeling at the moment.




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07 Aug 2018 11:16:11
I’m not worried, we can’t sign Fellaini twice.



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06 Aug 2018 19:11:48
Player is on a sharp decline. Hasn’t put in the effort over the last few seasons, too many off field distractions, too concerned with celebrity lifestyle. Would clash with Jose immediately. Think his signing would be an indication of desperation to make a signing before th deadline.



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06 Aug 2018 12:29:20
"They spoke about him having 650 pairs of shoes! He can't be right upstairs. "



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21 Jul 2018 17:13:40
Pogba was never going to stay long term. We weren’t his first choice when leaving Juve, and the tensions with Jose haven’t helped. I presume that he wants one of the big two in Spain, but they don’t think he’s worth what we’re looking for.



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15 Jul 2018 17:30:10
That Pogba lad looks good, would love a player like him at the club.




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20 Sep 2018 12:01:14
I hope Shaw isn’t dropped at the weekend, lad is really putting in the work and starting to become the top class fullback he’s capable of being. Dalot looks really good too, obviously a bit positionaly naive at times, but offers some genuine attacking intent.



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16 Sep 2018 11:30:34
Martial was brought on when we were trying to hang on for a win. Not necessarily the ideal conditions for an attacking player to show their talent. Few bits of lost possession, but not terrible. Long term, I can’t see him staying. Could become a star elsewhere, but not here.



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14 Sep 2018 20:27:49
Maybe Pep actually is god?



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13 Sep 2018 21:21:50
Godin next to Bailly would have been a dream for us.

He’s so good at defending that I’m not even mad that he used us for contract negotiations.



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09 Sep 2018 20:35:35
He’s fauning all over him.