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21 Jun 2016 11:41:10
Hi Ed's, can you confirm the rumours regarding the Manchester City Rumour Page approaching Ronnie to sign for them til the end of the summer transfer window?


{Ed001's Note - it is done deal, just awaiting Ronnie's signature on the dotted line....}

1.) 21 Jun 2016 12:17:27
I lead a sad life unfortunately Ports and Manchester United is my one and only love!

I may annoy a lot or if not all of you, but, I'm here! Sorry!


2.) 21 Jun 2016 12:37:26
Ha, no need to apologise Ronnie, good to see a fan with as much passion as you do.

3.) 21 Jun 2016 12:47:30
Cheers Ports! 👍.

4.) 21 Jun 2016 13:02:51

Keep posting buddy. Fans like you and fresh add a lot of value to the site.

5.) 21 Jun 2016 13:12:38
Keep going Ronnie, to be honest you are not doing anything different from most of the tabloids. taking a punt on a player coming in with the hope that one of them is correct. Then they can claim an exclusive.
Your suggestions are just a little more random and I don't know most of them.
I enjoy everyone on here, regardless of whether we agree. Beauty of being a fan. we have differing opinions.

6.) 21 Jun 2016 13:26:22
Keep it up Ronnie. Got to admire how you have got under the skin of a minority.

7.) 21 Jun 2016 14:33:00
How about Ronnie for England?

8.) 21 Jun 2016 16:25:04
Aaaaarrrrrgggghhhhh, matron!

9.) 22 Jun 2016 08:34:12
Top stuff Ronnie and Tony😀😀.



11 May 2015 21:58:07
Evening Ed's, kudos on the Benzema shout regarding the possibility of a bid being made as this has come out in some of the media today. My question is, if possible to offer an answer or opinion would be where United would stand against other clubs in the transfer. Obviously money is not going to be an issue, I should imagine we are ahead of Liverpool but I suspect Chelsea would be interested so do any of you have any insight or heard any murmurs on who Benzema would potentially favour? I'm not sure how his relationship with Mourinho was which would be a factor. Thanks for any views.


{Ed004's Note - Impossible to answer because I don't know what Benzema thinks. If he's available a number of clubs will be interested but I can't see him leaving.}

1.) 12 May 2015 15:22:40
havent we tried to sign him in the past and he said no?



08 Apr 2015 16:39:12
I see a lot of people discussing the striker situation with RVP rumoured to be sold and the likelihood of Falcao not being signed. The name mentioned quite persistently at the moment is Cavani. Regular names include Ronaldo and Benzema, Schmeichel mentioned Ibrahimovic but one name that I haven't seen mentioned is Lewandowski? It was only in Feb when rumours (and I appreciate they are only rumours) that he was potentially unhappy at Bayern? Personally I think he'd be ideal, a proper number 9 for Rooney to play off. Perhaps an Ed could give any information on these rumours and if there is any potential development with his position at Bayern.

Apologise if this has been dealt with.


{Ed002's Note - Lewandowski won't be moving to Manchester United.



15 Apr 2013 17:58:55
Evening Gents,

Just a heads up on the under 21's game tonight versus Spurs, good chance to see Januzaj turn Zeki Fryers inside out and back to front!

Don't think Powell is in the squad so hopefully see the lad against West Ham.


1.) Lets not hurt him too much eh? just a broken leg? something small?

2.) In the squad to sit on the bench for 90 mins probably.



21 Feb 2013 15:17:07
Hi Ed's,

Just wondering if any of you knew the situation regarding Erik Torres?

Haven't seen him mentioned for a while and used the search function but last mention was early August.

Is he still an option or did we opt for Henriquez instead or are we just monitoring til smmer or further down the line?

Appreciate any news/thoughts etc. {Ed002's Note - I don't know of any interest right now and he has been, apparently, having a poor season.}


1.) No suprise there, his last name is torres! xD




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14 Jan 2018 19:46:12
Evening, enjoyable game to watch today. Result went how I hoped and also the last 5mins suggested Liverpool are still a bit shakey and will likely drop silly points this season. What it also showed was if you press City you can force mistakes, Liverpool got their tactics spot on there which leads me on to Sanchez. Having watched him play for Arsenal, he brings that energy and pressure but got frustrated when his team mates didn’t replicate it. So, if he is coming to United, would this give us an insight to how Jose wants to approach games, is this part of what we as fans are wanting to see from a United team? Surely Sanchez won’t want to sign for a team that can’t match how he approaches games?


1.) 14 Jan 2018 20:50:50
Ports first off Maze disagrees with your championing of a Liverpool victory but does agree with you regarding Sanchez. Maze has said all alone that Sanchez is a top player and if he is available then you have got to try to make it happen. If you only get 3 years out of him then so be it, 3 years is a long time in the current game for a player to be at his peak.

The one thing I will say on ‘Liverpool’s dodgy defence’ is that you need the players who can exploit than defence and that is what City have. City get Sanchez they have another weapon who can do that to teams. Would you be confident the current crop at United could mentally and have the capability to claw their way back into the game the way City did tonight? I’m not so sure but I am certain characters like Alexis Sanchez can do that.

2.) 14 Jan 2018 22:16:33

I think this may be the first whole post of yours I’ve agreed with.

3.) 15 Jan 2018 00:06:44
Very good post Maze completely agree on the Sanchez part and believe he will be a top signing for us.



20 Dec 2017 09:56:15
Morning. Some good conversations taking place at the moment. Just my view on things, when Pogba has been in the team, we look like the team we all are desperate to see, without him, we become a more negative and defensive side. Now people will say we shouldn't be a one man team but essentially, that's why we spent £80Million on the boy. Are Chelsea as exciting without Hazard? Are Tottenham as exciting without Alli? Would City be as good without De Bruyne? What are Barcelona like without Messi? Madrid without Ronaldo, PSG without Neymar? Juventus without Dyabala? Yes all these teams have other players and so do we, but these main players are what makes the teams tick.

We have been unfortunate to have been without Pogba for long periods this season and it has cost us and then we have needed Martial, Rashford to step up but they are young boys, Mikki seemingly doesn't have the right mentality, Matic won't win us matches but provides others the opportunity to. In the last 2 games the player I think deserves more game time who could help Lukaku score a few more is Mata. He has got an assist and set Martial up to cross for Lukaku against City which he should have scored. Unfortunately, it would appear that he lacks something that Jose wants but for me, I'd love to see him in the number 10 position.

Hopefully come the new year we will have Pogba regularly til the end of the season and we will all see the United we want but for the time being, we are hanging in there, getting results and whilst you are still there, you have a chance, granted a smaller chance then maybe in previous years but still a chance. #Believe.


1.) 20 Dec 2017 10:35:45
Without Pogba in the side we NEED to have Mata in the team. He is our most creative player and he sees things before anyone else on the pitch. The issue is you kind of have to carry him from a defensive point of view. But every game he will lay on one or two excellent chances, and even gets himself into those goal scoring positions.

2.) 20 Dec 2017 18:39:10
I really don't expect my no. 10 to be doing to much defending, so I could care less about Mata's defensive frailties. I don't see too many other top class 10's being made to defend. I want him up top where he can do some damage.

{Ed004's Note - I don’t see any other team in the world carrying numbers 10’s anymore. The teams that seem to carry players now play 3/5 at the back to compensate for them (Ozil and Hazard spring to mind)}



27 Nov 2017 13:08:06

Yesterday I sat and watched City for really the first time this season and what amazed me more than anything was their energy and press when they didn't have the ball. People will talk about their attacking flair but credit to their work off the ball has to be noted also. This is very similar to Barcelona under Guardiola.

I think defensively City are suspect and if teams can get at them and remain solid at the back they are beatable but teams will also have to match their work rate. United have plenty of energy and pace in the team but seem to drop in more than I would like and invite pressure on. I would like United to really go at City on and off the ball when we play them and put them under some real pressure to see how they can handle it. That is how I see City getting beat!


1.) 27 Nov 2017 13:26:18
Spot on ports.

Show them too much respect anf they will beat us. Beat mentioned this too in that the only way to beat them. is to go at them as their defence is suspect but not been tested.

2.) 27 Nov 2017 13:44:48
I've noticed that about City too. I wonder how they will cope in the final few months of the season if they stay in all the cup competitions. Pep doesn't rotate that much. Will they last the distance? And if not will anyone be close enough to captilise?

3.) 27 Nov 2017 14:07:27
City my arse, they are beatable, they are suspect at the back if teams get at them.

4.) 27 Nov 2017 14:58:40
Did we not all say that about the Liverpool defence? How did that work out again?

5.) 27 Nov 2017 15:40:00
Its a massive match for us and them so we need to get in their faces and have an old school derby.

6.) 27 Nov 2017 19:19:55
This City love in is making me feel a bit sick. They’ve won nothing yet.

7.) 27 Nov 2017 20:34:51
Me too Eric, I think you should do a karate kick at the emtyhad and you could always blame the seagulls.

8.) 27 Nov 2017 20:46:51
We need get evra back he seems to have the nack for head kicks.

9.) 28 Nov 2017 07:14:45
City’s average attendance this year is 53,000,capacity is 55,000 so hardly an empty ground. As for it being a City love in, like it or not the balance of power has shifted. Both Chelsea and City have moved ahead of us when it comes to being competitive for the League. Shout me down all you want but that’s how I see it. Their purchases have generally been better, and Chelsea’s ability to get big money when they sell is something else.

I watch City and it hurts to see the football they play. The pace, movement, directness, is (sadly) a joy to watch. Get over it.

10.) 28 Nov 2017 09:07:57
Is that tickets sold attendance tony or actual bums on seats?

Because its looked a lot less than 53k there at times.

11.) 28 Nov 2017 10:30:37
There's no 53,000 there every game.
A couple of years ago to try and fill the stadium for a champions league game they were giving buy 1 ticket get 1 free.
The balance of power will never shift a joke of a club with no history.

12.) 28 Nov 2017 11:39:06
👌🏻👌🏻 leahy!



26 Jul 2017 21:57:22
Evening. Seen tonight we've linked to Forsberg I think as an alternative to Perisic. Seen his name mentioned on here I believe but can anyone offer an analysis on him please. Never heard of the lad to be honest. Cheers.


1.) 26 Jul 2017 22:23:42
He's just what we need.

2.) 26 Jul 2017 22:47:47
Right footed left winger had a bucket load of assists last season. He is 25 but could be expensive as he extended his contract recenntly. He reminds me of cryuff. Not saying he is thst good just his build and drive, brilliant player would prefer him to perisic myself to be honest but not very physical.

3.) 26 Jul 2017 23:06:52
Never seen him play but apparently RBL are sound financially so would probably cost an absolute bomb not that it would bother me what he costs it would just give the usual suspects something else to moan about 😀.

4.) 26 Jul 2017 23:10:14
Haha. Another average player. But world class as we're in for him.

5.) 26 Jul 2017 23:46:39
Depay the second.
I read today depay was returning to United.
There should have been a written warning with that rumour, harmful if swallowed.

6.) 27 Jul 2017 00:20:03
22 assists this season.

7.) 27 Jul 2017 06:48:21
I looks like another winger who does not like standing on the wing! I think this is why Peresic is so desired by Mourinho. Will add proper width and string enough to track back as support.

8.) 27 Jul 2017 07:16:14
I think Forsberg will be the start of the domino effect.



26 Jul 2017 09:23:33
Good morning, I wanted to tell people of a quote from Jack Charlton about Sir Alf Ramsey during the 1966 World Cup. Ramsey had not picked Charlton during the build up to the World Cup but at the World Cup chose Charlton to partner Moore. Charlton asked Ramsey why now is he choosing him to play and Ramsey's response was simple "I don't alway pick the best players but the best players for the system I want to play! "

So for the people who want this player or that player, trust Jose has a system and he wants players that can help the system work, even if this isn't the flashy player some people crave for. This will bring us more success then individual's within a team.





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13 Oct 2017 15:04:50
I agree that contracts be for the manager or the player never dictate whether the manager or player stays or not but what it does ensure is some protection that if they were to go due to their own decision or they were approached by another club, we would get a fairer deal rather than if they only have 1 year left on their contract.

I also think if Mourinho signs an extension it signifies the clubs intent for longevity and consistency with the project which may appeal to future transfer targets. RVP was a prime example who came to play for Sir Alex and was left gutted when he retired the following year.

Unfortunately this doesn't always work, David Moyes, but s a different level, a different beast to Moyes so I think him signing a long term contract is a good signal. I also believe this is the job he will stay in longer than any of his previous jobs, I can see him staying for a good 6 to 8 years at United.




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15 Aug 2016 13:05:08
If I had to choose on performances I would still opt for Young over Depay as he is pretty reliable however I still think Depay can and will come good and Jose seems to see potential from comments he has made so unfortunately that is another player Young is behind. I think Young is to good to just be a bit part player and he deserves to get regular football but just not with us. I do like Young as an individual though from interviews and he seems to love being a United player so I hope he gets a good club should he leave.




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12 Aug 2016 13:13:06
I think that would be a good move for Periera, I think Middlesbrough will try and play ''good'' football and he'll see a lot of the ball. I just hope if he does go out on loan, he gets game time unlike some other kids who have gone out and got no more time then they would have if they'd stayed with us!




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12 Aug 2016 13:13:06
I think that would be a good move for Periera, I think Middlesbrough will try and play ''good'' football and he'll see a lot of the ball. I just hope if he does go out on loan, he gets game time unlike some other kids who have gone out and got no more time then they would have if they'd stayed with us!




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01 Aug 2016 12:34:32
I think a move to Sunderland would be good for Fellaini. Never thought he was good enough to do the role he did at Everton for us and we had better players in that role and he certainly is not a DM so we didn't really suit his game.

Might have a look at him for the Fantasy Football Team if he goes though, could get back amongst the goals although not sure the cards will stop coming his way!





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12 Jan 2018 09:18:26
As much as it pains me, I want a Liverpool win. I agree they unfortunately seem the most likely to beat City at the moment with Salah and Mane on form but I also see them dropping silly points throughout the season so for me it would be good if they can put a spanner in City's season.




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01 Dec 2017 10:37:14
So you think we are a top 4 side and that's where we at which is fine, yet we are currently 2nd, scored more goals and conceded less than we have for the past 3 or 4 seasons, playing better football than we have for 3 or 4 seasons, which would suggest we are improving and by your judgment of us, we are exceeding our expectations so why shouldn't we be excited?




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26 Jul 2017 17:38:55
I like that someone disagreed with my comment 😆 " no, I can't possibly see Gerrard signing! " Haha.




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26 Jul 2017 16:45:09
Gerrard looked good in the soccer sixes and said not so long ago Jose tried to sign him on a number of occasions. Could that be the surprise?!




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23 Jul 2017 17:40:34
So is Brozovic and genuine and realistic target? Could this be why the Perisic deal is dragging and we're trying to get both sorted? Not heard of the boy before to be honest. Sorry if I have missed these discussions.