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29 Jan 2018 16:27:46
Lots of talk of Zlatan to LA Galaxy.


1.) 29 Jan 2018 16:39:00
It makes sense, I think Sanchez is his replacement as such. One large wage coming onto the wage bill it makes sense to move one off. Sadly I don't think Zlatan will ever get back to his best after that injury. I think the MLS is the best move for him now. I wish him the best and will always remember what he did last season.

2.) 29 Jan 2018 18:12:47
Totally agree shappy.



09 Dec 2017 13:37:31
Lots of talk of Griezmann to Barcelona today. Fingers crossed.


1.) 09 Dec 2017 14:43:56
Glad to hear that, I don't rate him much and he cost too much. I prefer MU sign Paula Dybaya. He is class,

2.) 09 Dec 2017 16:11:15
So 89mn is now lot more than 150mn+.

3.) 09 Dec 2017 16:13:56
He had his chance last summer. Personally I would question his desire. Don't want him at United now. Ferguson wouldn't bother with him again. Hope Jose doesn't too. It shows we are weak if we do sign him.

4.) 09 Dec 2017 22:27:45
Dwelling on the past is a weakness. Comparing everyone to fergie is dwelling on the past. Believe in the current manager. I'm pretty sure he's in a better position than us to make a decision on who we sign.

5.) 10 Dec 2017 02:26:00
No he isn't redtash, that is heresy! People on here know much better. There are so many free top top top players available this summer. We need to sign them all and then Griezmann is the world class cherry on top. If they don't sign who we think they should then it is Woody or the Glazers who should go.

6.) 10 Dec 2017 03:47:14
Why is everyone against signing Griezmann. He's not a bad player is he?

7.) 10 Dec 2017 04:39:02
Griezmaann is a very good player but going by what Ed002 has been telling us about the positions Mr Mourinho would like to strength, I don't see the point of spending that money on him, as this will hinder other purchases and he will be played out of the position with less effective.

The CM we are interested will cost a lot, means Pogba will be moved foword as I don't see either mid we're interested sitting on the bench.

Better we spend the money on other positions we are weak, rather than on Griez and play him out of the position.

8.) 10 Dec 2017 06:48:16
Aren't we better off moving pogba to play as the attacking midfielder to free him up a little from the defensive duties and bringing in another box to box midfielder if mourinho is not happy with Herrera?

9.) 10 Dec 2017 08:22:45
I think that's what Mourinho intends to, has we have been told among of his priorities is a CM.

10.) 10 Dec 2017 08:25:55
I question his desire. He agreed to join United then cancelled it the last minute making the club look foolish. Saying he couldn't leave Atletico in the lurch. Move on from him.

11.) 10 Dec 2017 09:57:32
Yes he's a good player. But I question the mental side of his game. I question his attitude, his desire. His constant snipes at the English weather shows he's not committed to coming here. He messed us around for months saying he was coming only to drop it to show loyalty to a club who are now trying to force him out anyway because they need the big bucks. And the fans turned on him.

12.) 10 Dec 2017 11:07:28
Agree with Shane and Mort. We went out of the way to bid and yet got declined but from AM but the player himself. Time and ride waits for no man. Am sure better options around and not like we don’t have the money to pay.
On another note we could sign Ashley Young’s cousin for the wings - Ashley Younger 🤣🤣🤣.

13.) 10 Dec 2017 14:11:54
Nonsense he is class player and we should do our all the sign him as he would take us to the next level. Yes he opted against joining us once but that shouldn’t stop us going in for him again. Need to put this ego aside.



27 Nov 2017 13:33:27
There's still some rumours of Ozil and Willian floating around for January. Either or both would be an improvement.


1.) 27 Nov 2017 18:13:51
Really big fan of Willian. think he would be a fantastic signing. Ed002, I know you've mentioned he could be an option for us before. I can't remember if you said anything about him in the sharkopod so I am sorry to ask again, but is there any possibility Jose might turn to him again?

{Ed002's Note - There is a possibility but Chelsea would not sell until they have sufficient cover and have told one suitor that he is unavailable.}

2.) 28 Nov 2017 07:35:25
Many thanks for that ed.



07 Oct 2017 10:23:29
Linked today with signing Phil Neville's son. Anyone know anything about him?


1.) 07 Oct 2017 11:31:17
He's Gary Neville's nephew.

2.) 07 Oct 2017 12:41:42
Neville Nevilles grandson.

3.) 07 Oct 2017 12:56:13
He was originally in the man city academy and now plays for valencia youth team. He is highly thought of by all accounts.

4.) 09 Oct 2017 14:14:29
Tracey Neville's nephew as well.



31 Aug 2017 22:06:31
City have launched a late bid for the much needed Dutchman Phil de Seets.


1.) 01 Sep 2017 00:44:51
Good one mort.

2.) 01 Sep 2017 05:27:38
Nice one. I saw this on the Spurs site.

31 Aug 2017 22:13:12
BREAKING: Arsenal have had a £45m bid accepted for Chinese sensation Fu-Kin No-Wan.




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24 May 2018 12:19:29
Di Marzio has just said the Fred an Darmian deals are done and we have interest in Mandzukic or Arnautovic.


1.) 24 May 2018 12:40:12
Also says the deal for savic has stalled as we don't agree wth lazios asking price.

Makes sense to get in fred at a cheaper deal to play alongside matic and pogba in a three in midfield.

No thanks on mandzukic and arnautovic though.

2.) 24 May 2018 12:40:49
Of course we do, we need a 30+ year old striker to play back up to Lukaku or maybe even replace him in the line up. God forbid giving Rashford or Martial a chance.

3.) 24 May 2018 12:42:47
Don’t forget that Mandzukic can play on the left too, and we’re really short on options there.

4.) 24 May 2018 12:45:06
Both of whom are better on the left.

5.) 24 May 2018 13:16:15
Mandzukic is not playing on the left in the premier league.

6.) 24 May 2018 13:18:30
Afternoon Toxics.

7.) 24 May 2018 13:52:55
I'd take arnautovic. Creative, powerful unpredictable, has work with Jose before so knows what to expect.

8.) 24 May 2018 14:06:50
12daysofhermida, Arnautovic is a solid EPL player. But he isn't top class as seen by him playing his peak years at Stoke and now West Ham.

Would you want him if it meant losing Rashford or Martial?

9.) 24 May 2018 15:21:58
This feels like our David Speedie moment.

10.) 24 May 2018 19:24:32
Showing your age Tony 😆😆.

11.) 25 May 2018 11:02:11
Rash and Martial are totally different players to Mandzukic! He is a hold up striker with great physicality! Everyone defends deep against us hence why Rash and Yony M are predominantly used on the flanks and not up top.

12.) 25 May 2018 11:17:30
We are very thin on left. on right we have queue for playing matches. lolsss.

13.) 25 May 2018 11:15:00
Shappy to you truly believe Jose has not given Rashford and Martial ‘a’ chance? Or like some do you believe they have fluffed their lines on a number of occasions. I’m not saying sell them, but I think some non-emotional Jose slamming perspective is needed?

14.) 24 May 2018 16:55:27
So Ed002 isn't commenting anymore but if you look at the post he did on player interest a few weeks ago he mentioned that Fred was an alternative to Kroos who the club didn't want and SMS who was far too expensive and priced out of a move, that is where you are best getting your information from, spot on as ever it seems.

15.) 25 May 2018 13:05:53
Id take him to play wide right as some have suggested and as a more physical presence too. I'd prefer Martial and Rashford (in that order) to him but I might chop in Mata (despite the fact I genuinely love him) at this stage as his effectiveness is on the wane.



22 May 2018 17:26:45
Frankly the clubs in a mess. Its been in a mess since Fergie and Gill left. We have a manager most of the fans have turned on and if rumour is true so have some of the players. We have some players who it seems the manager is trying to force. Some players who are past their sell by date. A guy running the club who can't see past a balance sheet.

Is sacking a 3rd manager in 5 years the answer? It may solve a few problems but not all. Is leaving him in charge the answer? Again it solves some problems. Keeping him may mean a few players go that perhaps shouldn't. Sacking him makes us look like what? We're slowing turning into Madrid. Toxic fans who turn on players and managers the moment something goes wrong. A revolving managerial door. And a habit of spending money like a drunken sailor down Pompey docks.

As a club we have lost our way, as some point out. Players have a poor mental attitude, some lack fight, drive, desire and a winning mentality. Not the United way. The manager is safety worst and reluctant to use youth. Not the United way. Owners chasing money and sponsorship. Not the United way.

The clubs badly run from top to bottom. Just changing manager or shipping out and bringing in players won't change anything. Its sticking plasters.

Say Jose does go. The new man comes, looks at the mess. Decides certain players have to go, even popular ones in here that seem to lack something (mentioning no names) would he quickly lose backing? Say by Christmas having eased 2-3-4 out the door and brought in his own players who know what he wants it the teams still struggling would he lose the backing?

Are we as a fanbase too far gone? Has success spoilt us too much? Are the next few years just going to be a continual cycle of a polarised fanbase constantly at war. Is there a manager out there mad enough to take the job?


1.) 22 May 2018 17:49:22
Mort - good post but are not too far gone. Madrid demand the best, look at how they have performed on the main stage in recent years as a result? People slag off Madrid all the time for their sacking of managers but has any team done better than them?

If it's broke you give a manager time to fix it, if he is not fixing it quick enough or making it worse, then you try something else. Football is too competitive now money wise to allow yourself to stall for several years. We have immense resources, so we should be expecting the very best from our players and managers. We have to stand for something and Utd should stand for relentless attacking, we should be feared - we are not.

Obviously with teams like Watford etc it's a different kettle of fish, but for Utd we need to expect the best and be ruthless.

Madrid's approach has proven to be correct - and Zidane had won nothing before working for them, so going to old has-beens is also being shown not to necessarily be the way forward. Fresh approach, new ideas, somebody with something to prove is needed if we are to snap out of this lull. Zidane knows what it takes to be the best at Madrid, maybe we need somebody that embodies the Utd ethos.

2.) 22 May 2018 17:49:47

If you had noted the comments a small number of us made on here before SAF left you would have known we spotted the same failings as with the Busby transition. Not saying it all over again but our planning for when the great man retired was utterly shocking. People cannot seem to comprehend the mess the last 7 to 9 years have been and will still deny it now.

3.) 22 May 2018 17:44:37
Is the club really in a mess?
Making bundles of cash spending bundles . Just finished second in the league.
Big name players big name manager .

God it's hard being a United fan.

4.) 22 May 2018 18:27:33
I don't get why madrid fans are villified, we all as fans pay our hard earned money to the club, the reason utd is as big as it and makes so much money is because of us. Why can't we say we want to be entertained and we have to win, especially given the money the club spends. We are paying customers and we should have the right to criticize if we don't like what we are paying for.

5.) 22 May 2018 21:38:02
Have to say the atmosphere in OT is terrible. The players come out and the stupid announcer plays loud music which completely drowns the noise of the crowd, then the music stops and the stadium is quiet. It is everything wrong about creating an intimidating atmosphere. Then the game starts and the place is quiet.
We as fans have to do a lot better. Hate to say it, but when you go to Anfield, the crowd are much noisier. This phenomenon is strange as our fans are superb away from home.
I'm not going into Mourinho as its not worth the effort.

6.) 22 May 2018 22:43:56
Jose will win in the end he always does. The board support him and will sign any player he wants. We are in for an excellent 12 month's. In Jose we trust 😆😆.



20 May 2018 17:04:28
Lot of talk on here about sending Rashford out on loan. I think if that happens he'd never come back.


1.) 20 May 2018 18:50:07
Rashford burst on to the scene and was excellent. Hs finishing was good, he has pace and tricks. He has been very s year, 2 goals against the Scousers was a highlight but he has been poor lately. We’ve argued about good or not he could be but he needs nurturing and encouraging. I’m going to go out on a limb here and say he will impress at the World Cup.



10 Mar 2018 14:28:08
I thought McTominay was excellent.




26 Feb 2018 22:08:37
I think a lot of our rubbish performances stem from that Jose doesn't trust most of our defenders. Bailly is good was rushed back and Lindelof is still settling. Beyond them Jones is good but struggles to manage a dozen games. Smalling is ok but always looks to have a mistake in him. Rojo is a combination of both Smalling and Jones. Full back is even worse. Young an Valencia are competent for 90% of games. Shaw I think Jose still isn't 100% sold on. This causes the midfield to have to play defensively. Look at Jose's Porto, Inter, Chelsea an Real teams an the fullbacks an centre backs he had. There's a lack of top quality centre backs and I'd like to see Bailly and Lindelof make a partnership. Move Smalling on this summer and either Rojo or Jones next year. Full backs though are definitely needed. A midfielder is a given seeing as Carrick, Fellaini an Blind will all be off.


1.) 27 Feb 2018 02:21:10

I posted a couple of weeks ago that if midfield are looking over their shoulders at a shaky central defence they naturally try to cover, limiting them, make them a little deeper than they should be. If you played central defence with a shaky keeper it unnerved you and same in central midfield. Trust the central defence and you look forward not back. SAF teams were built on a strong centre back pairing and he relied on them dealing with forwards whilst the team went forward.

I remain of the belief as I posted several weeks ago we need a top quality CD and CM in the next window. We also need to settle the full backs, Valencia is on the cusp and Young is a stop gap at best. Hopefully it can be TFM and Shaw but Jose treatment of Shaw is puzzling unless there is something we don’t know.

Sort and settle the defence and CM then we have the makings of a real challenging team next season.

2.) 27 Feb 2018 06:32:18
That’s spooky Red Man, I’ve just replied to Park up the page about Shaw’s treatment. It does seem very odd.

3.) 27 Feb 2018 06:43:58

Shaw is a natural left back and better than Young so I don’t get it, unless, as I said, there is something we don’t know that is affecting the player. There were rumours in the past about his lifestyle and they apparently improved but has something changed again. Hard to understand.

4.) 27 Feb 2018 10:12:03
Really? Mourinho has over the past 15 years in management proven himself to be a pragmatist, a manager who looks to stifle his opponents rather than blow them away. There is nothing wrong with that, after all it has brought him huge success.

However, I don’t think we should be blaming Mourinho’s pragmatic approach on our limited defence. After all that has been his approach for 15 years.

I have already said on here last week that I would look to play to a teams strengths rather than its weaknesses. There is more than one way to skin a cat.

Against Sevilla we sat back and invited pressure on what most people consider to be the weakest area of our team. That resulted in Sevilla increasing their average shots per game up from 13 to 29. It was only a combination of poor finishing and world class goalkeeping from DDG that kept the score at 0-0. Where as if we pressed Sevilla higher up the pitch, and played to our teams strengths then maybe we would have got a result much like Atletico Madrid did against them at the weekend (in case you missed it they beat them 5-2 in Seville) .

I think Mourinho plays this defend first, attack maybe approach because that is how he wants to play. We will probably sign a few defenders this summer, and it might make us better at defending (although we already have one of the best defensive records), but I highly doubt it will make Jose have an epiphany and suddenly make him start playing the buccaneering, cavalier football that we all crave.

Let's stop pretending Jose is something he isn’t, it only sets us up for a fall. I’m not saying sack him, just accept we are unlikely to see the kind of football we want until after he leaves.

5.) 27 Feb 2018 11:10:59
Jose is just doing what Jose does .




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18 Jun 2018 16:35:17
Carrick and Fellaini is a lot of experience. Matic and Herrera would be the seniors and Herrera may yet depart this summer and almost certainly next summer.




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16 Jun 2018 09:06:32
Looked promising when first signed but hasn't developed enough compared to others.




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14 Jun 2018 21:49:14
Well after that farce he looks like an ever bigger prick. Glad he's staying.




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13 Jun 2018 16:33:16
If he had ambition he would have left when he'd indicated he was prepared to. Going off what a few people have said he's flipped and flopped between ourselves, Barcelona and atleti several times. Might be talented but I question his mentality.




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13 Jun 2018 12:42:12
Over rated. Weak mentally. Not a signing i'd be happy with.





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18 Jun 2018 16:37:54
Dont forget we have 2-3 players infront of Tuanzebe that we should probably move on to make space for him but we will probably struggle to move on due to the high wages their on.




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15 Jun 2018 11:26:06
TFM depends where he's going to be playing. RB or DCM. Tuanzebe probably needs a loan until we can free up some space. Maybe like TFM and go to a lower prem team for a season, see how he gets on.




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14 Jun 2018 20:10:49
If refs ever gain consistency then yes it will cost us.

All our defenders have issues. Smalling can't concentrate, jones is made of glass, rojo is better in a 3 than a 2, blind is slow. Should be moving a couple of these on.




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14 Jun 2018 18:26:12
John Terry was awful. Poor positioning and stupid decisions. He was just good at last ditch recovery tackles which is why people think he's good. Often he was recovering his own mistake. The game against Sweden as an example.




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13 Jun 2018 16:41:37
Maybe he got a contract to we get a half decent fee.