Manchester United Rumours Member Posts


Fresh!'s Profile

Current Avatar:
No Avatar image uploaded
Correct Score Competition:

Not entered
Correct Score Competition
Flat Out Racing:

Not played Flat Out Racing

No Profile Picture uploaded


Where from:

Favourite player:

Best team moment:



Fresh!'s Posts and Other Poster's Replies To Fresh!'s Posts



To Fresh!'s last 5 rumours posts


To Fresh!'s last 5 banter posts


To Fresh!'s last 5 rumour replies


To Fresh!'s last 5 banter replies


Fresh!'s rumours posts with other poster's replies to Fresh!'s rumours posts


05 Jul 2018 12:25:00
Papers reporting a £53m deal for Alex Sandro has been agreed. Any ideas if this is accurate? I'm hoping so, huge upgrade on our current options and can play as a wing back should we go that way next year.


1.) 05 Jul 2018 13:17:12
I hope so. It seems with Juve in for Ronaldo they will need to offload some players. Perhaps Sandro and Higuain? Rumours that Dybala does not get on with allegri. Would love to sign him. But this is all paper talk and until Ed002 confirms this then I won’t beliieve it.

{Ed001's Note - Dybala was offered to Madrid I believe.}

2.) 05 Jul 2018 13:22:33
Yeh due in at Carrington tomorrow at half 5 for medical.

3.) 05 Jul 2018 13:45:00
Thanks for confirming that Ed001. Do you seen Dybala going there?

{Ed001's Note - yes, I do see him going there, I think it works for everyone.}

4.) 05 Jul 2018 14:38:49
I agree ed would be a good move for all parties. Think he can be a top top player. Cheers ed.

{Ed001's Note - welcome.}

5.) 05 Jul 2018 16:40:54
I don't watch Serie A but having see Juventus in the Champions league a bit, Dybala has never warrented the hype he gets. I don't see it.

6.) 05 Jul 2018 18:17:46
Neither have I. Obvious talent, but not consistent enough for the money he’d cost.

7.) 07 Jul 2018 15:17:22
Juventus mean buisness this coming season 😆😆.

8.) 09 Jul 2018 23:35:04
BFRO, True. Too bad we don't it seems.



25 Jan 2018 23:18:06
Jose could live in the back of a camper van for all I care. I work with these type of guys, they have their reasons for the things they do and are prompted by their advisors.

Be happy he has signed on for a further period. He's doing a cracking job and is exactly the type we need right now. Takes no prisoners and is only satisfied with victories. The transfer activity isn't too shabby either.


1.) 25 Jan 2018 23:28:48
Hello fresh. How are you mate?

2.) 26 Jan 2018 04:20:43
Only a extra 12 month, it's not a huge amount.

3.) 26 Jan 2018 06:52:28
An extra year with the option of another year after that. It's not a huge extension, but considering Jose's history it's a good sign.

4.) 26 Jan 2018 07:55:14
It's more the statement of the thing - commitment.

5.) 26 Jan 2018 09:32:20
I agree with plus it stops all the headlines next season of it being Jose last season .
We saw the effect that can have under fergy.

6.) 26 Jan 2018 10:48:49
Agree 12days. It removes the uncertainty surrounding Jose that has plagued Chelsea this season with Conte. The will he won’t he stay at Chelsea has seeped down to the players at Chelsea and the uncertainty has wrecked their title defence. It is a small extension but a statement that he is up for the challenge. Moreover, he would not have signed if he did not think he had the backing and the resources to compete with city.

7.) 26 Jan 2018 10:40:23
It’s a clear sign of intention. Whose to say the owners don’t want to put a manager on another 6 year deal, as they did with Moyes? Settlements are expensive and if there are any fall outs it’s an easier parting.

8.) 27 Jan 2018 12:31:22
I think signing him on a short extension, with a further option, is a great coup for the club.
Also kind of tells me Jose is up for the challenge of performance-related reward.



04 Jul 2017 08:12:58
Ed, are you aware of any interest from us the young lad Gelson Martins at Sporting? I think he would be an excellent addition to the team, a player who genuinely likes being a winger. I'd also look at William Carvalho if Fabinho and Matic are non starters - although he has been linked almost as long as Gaitan and Sneijder.


{Ed025's Note - arsenal have been tracking him fresh but no links to united at this stage mate..

1.) 04 Jul 2017 10:46:55
Cheers mate.



03 May 2017 12:44:49
Rumours today of an enquiry for Nainggolan. Brilliant, dynamic midfielder.



1.) 03 May 2017 13:00:05
So hope its true and we can pursue and sign. Vidal type of player imo and could be the steel and guille in midfield to allow pogba and herrera to push on.

2.) 03 May 2017 13:08:57
I have I agree with you mate. He would be our Kante equivalent but with a goal threat as well.

3.) 03 May 2017 13:40:32
He's a beast. Be a superb signing.

4.) 03 May 2017 14:54:00
Good but would prefer Vidal or Kante.

5.) 03 May 2017 17:20:42
Don't think he is keen on a move to England. Apparently because cigs are too expensive.

6.) 04 May 2017 07:18:24
What is it with us and signing players with weird names.
Mkhitaryan, Schweinsteiger, Schneiderlin.
Maybe sign Bernardeschi too 😂.

{Ed001's Note - if you sign Nainggolan I would be very surprised. He smokes more than Wayne Rooney, Dimitar Berbatov and Jack Wilshere put together. He makes Andy Carroll look like a teetotal professional athlete. His partying on a nightly basis is legendary in the Rome clubs. It is very doubtful he will have much more than a couple of years left at the top level.

Added to that, he has no interest in leaving the city, he loves it in Rome. I would seriously have worries over a recruitment system that recommends him as a potential signing, rather than steers clear of him.

Oh and I do think he is an excellent player, now, but his lack of real fitness and desire to concentrate on his game would make it extremely difficult to adapt to English football and its much higher paced style.}



26 Jul 2016 13:21:37
Hasn't taken the papers long to jump on the Fellaini to Sunderland story. £13 million apparently, seems a bit steep.

Also interest in taking Januzaj on loan. If there is one young attacker I'd like to see kick on this term it's Pereira so getting Januzaj out the way would be a good move.

Add to this the impending Pogba announcement and potential deal for Fabinho we look in good shape. However, I'd still like one more centre back to replace Rojo and see Blind/ Schweinsteiger leave.


1.) 26 Jul 2016 14:23:26
Schweinsteiger leaving over Blind would be better as he is older more injury prone and on vast wages. Although if he stays fit, the big if he could have an important season if utilised properly. That remains a big if.

2.) 26 Jul 2016 16:24:08
schweinsteiger has been an utter turd signing when you consider what he contributed, minutes played and wages. Blind for me was one of our top 4 or 5 performers last year no matter how you look at and i am bewildered why people think we should sell him. Ridiculous.

3.) 26 Jul 2016 17:00:12
Impending Pogba's announcement

Keep dreaming he's not coming and will end up at Madrid, he wouldn't keep stalling if he actually wanted to come.

4.) 26 Jul 2016 17:18:46
If we're paying Sunderland 13 mill for them to take Fellaini then that is step.

I also agree on Blind, he's a versatile utility player. Every squad needs one.

5.) 26 Jul 2016 19:51:57
I think Schweini was an expensive gamble that didn't work. His whole focus seemed to have been on getting fit for the Euros, he continued almost nothing last year.

6.) 26 Jul 2016 22:25:39
Why would anyone want to sell blind? Need a versatile player and he's our best one. And Pogba is far from imminent.

7.) 27 Jul 2016 17:19:44
I can see why Messi retired from International football. If Rojo plays at centre back for Argentina, then Messi will never win an International Trophy. Rojo is terrible.




Fresh!'s banter posts with other poster's replies to Fresh!'s banter posts


16 Jul 2018 14:11:52
Now the World Cup is over (and a very enjoyable one at that) we cast our gaze back to domestic football. My question for you is who, realistically, would you like to see us chase whose caught the eye?

If I could sign anyone in world football it'd be Mbappe and Modric, however with my realistic hat on I think Lozano and Pavard would go along way to making our squad more competitive. Whilst he didn't play I'd love Alex Sandro and think Alderweireld or Godin are the best centre back options. I hope we don't get bamboozled into buying Maguire, one tournament wonder who'll be found out against the top sides due to his lack of mobility.

What do you guys think?


1.) 16 Jul 2018 14:24:43
Fresh, modric is the dream signing, and Mbappe will be unbelievable. If we get these two, then I'll have more hope of competing with City.
But realistically, we won't get either.

2.) 16 Jul 2018 14:40:44
Not really a fan of Pavard myself, had a touch of the Darmian about him for me.

Griezmann was top quality, Kante of course. I don't think we should sign Willian but he looked a different player for Brazil. Meunier was very good and Hazard obviously. I don't think we can afford to go too far off the beaten track, the consistently top players are the usual suspects. I'm gutted we didn't see more of Dybala, as he is great and with Ronnie going there it might have been a golden opportunity for Woody to get hyped up by the media. I also liked the look of Akanji CB for Switzerland as a wild card of sorts, but internationals are a different beast.

3.) 16 Jul 2018 15:16:07
Apart from a great goal, I though Pavard offered very little going forward, always going back when in decent positions. We already have players who can do that.

4.) 16 Jul 2018 15:45:57
Beast I think the same about Pavard. Very good player but not the right player. I think we are looking more for the overlapping offensive minded players for fb and Pavard seems happier to sit 5 to 10m behind the ball, similar to Damian, and although he would offer us a more defensive option I'm not sure that's what we need.

Of those mentioned Sandro and munier seem to be a better fit and not just for the big name.

5.) 16 Jul 2018 16:06:07
In terms of our outside backs, I think we need someone with the stamina to get up and down the flanks for 90 minutes. I still think we need a left back with that profile, hopefully someone with good ability on the ball and able to cross well. Shaw, when fit, is a decent defender, and can run with the ball very well, but he is rather limited and one-footed in tight space, so he usually just plays it backward. Sandro might be heqded to PSG, and Ed002 mentioned Philipp Max from Augsburg who seems to be a very good crosser of the ball. I am having a hard time thinking of other left backs.

At center back, we have a lot of players that are not good enough for our ambitions. Lindelof could become a very good ball-playing CB and should get more minutes this year. The only addition I would hope for is a veteran that can lead the back line, either Alderweireld or Bonucci.

At center mid at the moment, we have Pogba, Matic, Fred along with Herrera, Fellaini, and McTominay. The one type of player missing in that group is a player who can run the game, like a Modric, Scholes, Carrick, Pirlo type. No way that Madrid will let Modric go. One young player I like is Youri Tielemans from Monaco, but I think he will need another year before moving anywhere. Not sure if we could other players in that mold, like Thiago from Bayern or Pjanic from Juventus.

Up front, I would be happy to get Bale, but supposedly it depends on whether he will be promised a major role in Madrid's attack now that CR7 is gone. Perisic impressed at the World Cup, as much for his attitude and work rate as his ability. But it never happened last year, and the rumors have only been floated because of his performance, and not from MUFC in any way.

6.) 16 Jul 2018 16:51:23
Pavard good in a back three but plenty better. Vrsaljko of Croatia should be signed asap . A perfect Jose type player strong, full of energy and a fighter. 😆😆.

7.) 16 Jul 2018 19:26:31
Muneier is twice the player Pavard is. Very consistent and loves gping forward. Not a Mourinho requirement I'm afraid.

{Ed001's Note - Pavard is a centre back playing out of position to help the team out. He is not a right back and that is why Perisic slaughtered him on Sunday.}

8.) 16 Jul 2018 19:55:37
I didn't know that Ed001, I just thought he looked very defensive-minded. Fair enough, then.

{Ed001's Note - yes mate, been a highly touted player who Bayern tried to sign months ago for a month this summer. Not sure if a deal was agreed or not now. I thought I was told he agreed a move, but nothing has come up, so I am beginning to wonder if I remembered it correctly.}



20 Mar 2018 08:59:27
How much further ahead would we be with Pep?


1.) 20 Mar 2018 09:04:48
Points wise it's very difficult to ascertain, we could be 5-8 points better off or be 5-8 points worse off. But our football would be much better to watch and we would still be in CL.



04 Jan 2018 15:21:29

Hypothetical question: If Wilshere doesn't sort his contract at Arsenal, is he worth a punt on a free? Or is he simply another crock on our books?


1.) 04 Jan 2018 15:42:39
With the lack of depth we have in midfield at the moment and the fact that Fellaini and Carrick will likely leave this summer I would consider it. Quality player on a free, if he's fit he is another option, if not then he is only costing wages. Plus helps to keep the number of British players in our squad up.

2.) 04 Jan 2018 15:55:56
Definite yes - can play and has a nasty streak in him too which I always appreciate.

3.) 04 Jan 2018 16:24:50
Has a nasty side but is unfortunately made of glass. Given we need 2-3 players and funds could be an issue I wouldn't rule it out. But i'd prefer to avoid crocks.

4.) 04 Jan 2018 16:55:01
Yes let's sign wilshere and bale while we are at it, it would be like collecting set of pokemon cards, we already have the injury prone defenders those 2 will make it injury prone midfielder and winger all we need after that is a injury prone striker that would complete the set.

5.) 04 Jan 2018 16:59:26
A fit jack wilshere is A very good player so yes if he was to stay fit .
Unfortunately like bale history tells us he probably will not.

6.) 04 Jan 2018 17:28:40
He'll probably go to Man City? Guadiola likes him and he's english and probably the best english midfielder we currently have on the ball.

7.) 04 Jan 2018 17:42:40
Got slated for this a few months back. Sign him up, when fits he’s great.

8.) 04 Jan 2018 17:58:26
Really good player before his long injuries. Always has his head up was telling my kids to watch him last night he always has his head up even running with the ball. If he plays at the level he did last night between now and the end of the season and proves himself then yes he would be an unbelievably good player to get for no transfer fee.
Highly doubtful and improbable He is an arsenal lad and if they were to lose ozil sanchez and one of their own Wilshere on free's and don't get cl football then Wenger should be run out of town.

9.) 04 Jan 2018 18:14:34
I don't know about injury prone but Nile Rangers now on a free.

10.) 04 Jan 2018 22:25:25
Years ago, when Sydney was defending Cleverly every week, I used the discuss Wilshere with Stoner, an Arsenal fan. I like be Jack, I think he has incredible natural talent but sadly he doesn’t look after himself and he’s always injured. It’s like having a Ferrari that’s always in the garage. I love him but he’s never fit.

11.) 04 Jan 2018 23:22:24
As is his accompanying ankle monitor - 2 for 1 - Bargain.



03 Jan 2018 21:00:32
Good evening chaps,

I must say, a break has done me good and given me a fresh perspective - excuse the pun. This will (more or less) be my first post of the season and now we are around half way through I feel it is a good time to add my two pennies. Firstly on the squad, and then on the club as a whole.

Defence: For me this is a very promising defence but needs some tweaking. We need Bailly to be a main stay, he is the glue and the best defender we have. Lindelof for me will blossom in time, like Vidic did. I'm also glad to see Shaw back, although the strength and depth in the fullbacks is pitiful. Valencia and Shaw are good first choices, but Darmian and Blind are no replacements whilst Young should be a starting fullback for a club of our stature. Delighted to see the Ghoulam links, he is a top class left back who would add a real balance to that side. How long can we trust in Shaw's fitness?

Midfield: Lack of strength in depth again. Carrick looks to be finished at this level and Herrera's form has severely dipped off. Matic is the only guaranteed starter whilst Pogba needs the freedom of the park. Another midfielder is required, Savic is a popular choice, although I'm not professing to know much about him.

Attacking Midfielders: Mkhitaryan has been a huge dissappointment and his form has tailed off. Lingard is a breath of fresh air, he has totally changed my opinion of him. Martial and Rashford for me are number 9's, especially Martial. He is far better up front and is the most clinical striker we have. Mata remains a good squad member, but lacks dynamism. I'd love nothing more than to see Ozil and Lucas Moura come in. Pace in Moura and fantastic ability in Ozil.

Centre Forwards: Lukaku gets such a hard time, because he plays for us, he is top class for me.

Overall, I would argue this has been a good season so far (except the Bristol result) . I'd like to see Lukaku and Martial paired up top, maybe with a midfield diamond behind it of Matic, Pogba, Savic and Ozil with the fullbacks providing the width.

Thoughts chaps? And, good to be back.


1.) 03 Jan 2018 21:15:39
Good to have you back fresh. Fair assesment imo.

2.) 03 Jan 2018 21:37:57
Welcome back fresh 👍.

{Ed004's Note - Welcome back Fresh! Agree with everything you have said although for right back I'd like to see Mensah act as understudy to Valencia next season and a left back come in to compete with Shaw. Even if we integrate Perriera in to the side still think we are two short in midfield and my marquee signing would be either Ozil or Dybala to play right side but given a free role}

3.) 04 Jan 2018 09:09:19
Hey Fresh, where have you been? 🙄

I agree with a lot of your post but if we play a flat back 4 then we need top quality FBs and Matic will need to just sit to protect. Right now, we end to use Pogba to his maximum, if we need to structure a team around him then let’s get on with it.

4.) 04 Jan 2018 11:30:35
Ozil seems so attainable. I’m sure anything over £25m in this window would tempt Arsenal. They’re a well run club in terms of finances and that is a lot of money to turn down.

He would also be eligible for the CL.



18 Aug 2017 22:43:34
Maybe a little fanciful but worth asking the question.

Would you take Robben at the right price? We need a good right sided option - no one is available, Robben is still unplayable on his day and Mourinho knows him well.


1.) 18 Aug 2017 22:54:40
No maybe 2 years or so ago.

2.) 18 Aug 2017 22:54:53
Everyone would take him for the "right price".
That's the definition of "right price" :-D

The question is rather what everyone thinks the right price is.

I wouldn't take him for free. Massive ego and wages.

3.) 18 Aug 2017 23:29:43
Not a chance. he is past his best.

We are sorted for wingers.

We should be looking at full backs

We have enough wingers in our team.

4.) 19 Aug 2017 09:42:19
I don't think we have any wingers actually.

We have strikers who can play out wide, ex-wingers who are now fullbacks, and enough number 10s to fill a decent sized hot tub (plus one of whatever Jesse Lingard is), but no actual wingers.

5.) 19 Aug 2017 10:56:40
On a free like zlat yeh.

6.) 19 Aug 2017 10:58:29
Sometimes a year wonder from a player of his stature is worth the risk. Vast experience and he still possess match winning ability. For a nominal fee and high wages i'd have no objection as it would improve our squad in an area that we don't have a player like him ie the right. Great professional too.

7.) 19 Aug 2017 11:46:04
Not sure how we have enough wingers when we actually don't have any.

8.) 19 Aug 2017 15:24:53
Absoluely. If he's available on a free then a zlatan kind of deal will be excellent. He's 33 not 43. He's physically fit so if we can get him then definitely go for it.




Fresh!'s rumour replies


Click To View This Thread

26 Jan 2018 10:40:23
It’s a clear sign of intention. Whose to say the owners don’t want to put a manager on another 6 year deal, as they did with Moyes? Settlements are expensive and if there are any fall outs it’s an easier parting.




Click To View This Thread

21 Aug 2017 12:30:38
I don't see how, Martial will continue to operate from the wide left and Jose has said what a change there has been in Martial.




Click To View This Thread

08 Jul 2017 16:24:03
Got to hammer you for suggesting injured all the time Ramsey.




Click To View This Thread

06 Jul 2017 10:11:56
Interesting. I hope Lukaku, Morata and Matic all get over the line. Signing Perisic would give us the option of playing with more width at times. Starting to think we will be playing narrow diamond this year with width from fullbacks.




Click To View This Thread

05 Jul 2017 12:34:38
How do you mean Ken?





Fresh!'s banter replies


Click To View This Thread

16 Jul 2018 17:16:53
Great post mate. For me it’s an area that has been desperate need of addressing for a few seasons now. My preference would be to bring Lozano and Perisic in with Sanchez shifted to the number 10 behind Lukaku where he can be a true goal threat.




Click To View This Thread

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.




Click To View This Thread

04 Feb 2018 23:35:45
If he has half the career that Darren had, then he’ll retire a very happy and successful man.




Click To View This Thread

17 Jan 2018 22:23:22
Financially it’s not a problem, we would have two top class players tied down for at least 2-3 of their best years.

Not my money!




Click To View This Thread

04 Jan 2018 11:30:35
Ozil seems so attainable. I’m sure anything over £25m in this window would tempt Arsenal. They’re a well run club in terms of finances and that is a lot of money to turn down.

He would also be eligible for the CL.