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16 Jun 2017 17:00:06
Craig Norwood has just tweeted that Perisic is due for a medical this weekend.

Utd Road

1.) 16 Jun 2017 17:44:48
No he never.

2.) 16 Jun 2017 21:05:00
My bad. someone tweeted from a copy/ fake account of CN.



31 Mar 2017 12:58:28
Di Marzio thinks Griezmann is off to Bayern and Utd are going for Mbappe.

Can't see Bayern paying such a high fee.

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17 Mar 2017 11:11:46
Feel a bit of perspective is missing here today.

We won the game last night. It wasn't pretty but it was game 3 of 4 in 11 days and 72 hours after playing Chelsea with 10 men for an hour.

Pogba getting injured is a bad thing, he is a good player which any of our rivals would love to have. He has had some bad games and some good. Last night he showed some good work.

The performance wasn't great but there a mitigating circumstances.

Mouriniho is being a moody sod - no shock there. But he has a point about the fixtures and the pitch in Rostov.

3 points by hook or by crook on Sunday and everyone can be happy bunnies until the next game.

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1.) 17 Mar 2017 18:43:13
The post on the banter page seemingly celebrating pogba being injured makes me feel embarrassed to be a United fan.

2.) 17 Mar 2017 19:09:31
I get that a lot nowadays gds I popped on the live chat last night and left after seeing a jose out post .
It's getting pathetic.

3.) 17 Mar 2017 19:37:10
Live in age where instant success is demanded instead of longetivity.

4.) 18 Mar 2017 04:55:36
They have the right to say that as a fan GDS. but that doesn't make them any smarter or more right. It's easy to criticize but not able to do things they think can be done easily. Just continue supporting and read selectively πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. I've come to terms with that.
I am sure even if we win all the titles and cups there is to win, the moment we lose a game all the negativity will come back. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚.

5.) 18 Mar 2017 07:41:19
It's a fine balance of playing your role as a fan and supporting the team and being able voice opinions.

My view is for 90 mins you back the players and manager as we are branches of the same tree (the club) . When the game is done it is time to discuss and review and there is an element of free speech here.



27 Feb 2017 16:49:17
So does anyone believe the rumour that Zlatan will leave at the end of the season?

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1.) 27 Feb 2017 17:02:13
He staying lol.

2.) 27 Feb 2017 20:56:17
I'm not saying I believe it, but think it is properly narcissistic to want to tease the fans / press.

I guess he will do 1 or 2 more seasons.

3.) 27 Feb 2017 21:14:10
It's smart business by his agent, probably get a pay rise aswell from it, tbh he deserves it.

4.) 27 Feb 2017 21:22:00
If we get cl otherwise i'm not sure.

5.) 27 Feb 2017 23:36:22
Good point on the pay rise but isn't it a simple activation of a 2nd year of pre agreed terms?

Perhaps he is trying to leverage a 3rd year?

6.) 28 Feb 2017 09:29:26
Not sure on his contract structure if it a pre-agreement with either a club option or a player option tbh

Maybe one of the Eds can shed some light on it.

{Ed002's Note - He is on a one year contract with the option of a second year if both he and the club agree. It is very simple.}



26 Feb 2017 08:23:59
Sunday Mirror report we are in for Donnaruma.

Express report De Gea pushing to go to Real and is concerned he will miss his chance if Courtois goes.

Probably elements of truth in both.

Donnaruma would be a sound replacement.

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1.) 26 Feb 2017 14:23:35
I don't think he will go. he's had ample opportunity before and not done so. Spanish or not I think he will be with us after the Summer.

2.) 26 Feb 2017 20:03:14
If R. Madrid come knocking DeGea will go, no doubt about it.
Donnaruma will be the next big thing IMO, he has already played 50+ games of top level football and at such a young age still, he could be with us for 15years.

3.) 26 Feb 2017 22:42:57
Only way De Gea leaves United if he puts in a transfer request in, United will obviously fight tooth and nail to keep him here, personally why do you want leave, your likely going to be United no1 until your retire unlike Real Madrid where they will either toss you out when you start declining or the next De Gea comes along.

4.) 26 Feb 2017 23:40:10
@Gordon when he had the chance to go he took it and a fax machine kept him at Utd.

The way the article is pitched is if Courtois signs he won't get the chance to go back to Spain playing at the elite level as ter Stegan and Courtois as youngish. And that is why he's going to push for the move.

I agree Donnaruma would be a good choice to come in but don't see it happening.

5.) 27 Feb 2017 10:09:07
If De Gea goes will need to go all out on Donnamruma, don't think I seen as a talented kid for a goalkeeper in my life, even the likes of Buffon, Casillas and De Gea who were pretty good at a young age didn't have his quality at the ages of 17/ 18.

6.) 28 Feb 2017 23:57:47
Utd Road. I know what you mean but from what I read at the time (could be pure conjecture) but that made DDG doubt how much he was really wanted at the time by Madrid. He's a hero here and always will be. his successive player of the season awards speak volumes. I may be an optimist but I don't think EVERY Spaniard would leave England (especially us) for the big two. I think Herrera will become a club legend too and turn down one or both in the next couple of years when the Barcelona lads retire.

7.) 01 Mar 2017 15:13:14
Shane88. I agree most Spaniards including DDG would leave for a chance to play for the bog 2 in La Liga. Only the fax machine prevented the deal last time

Romeo has played well in the cup matches this year but is not in the same class as DDG
Donnamruma will be difficult to sign. He is a lifelong Milan fan and now playing for them
His idol is Buffon who has spent his entire career in Italy
Historically the Italian national team has always had a preference to picking players who play in their national league

Basically, he is a fan of the club he is playing for, playing in his home country and living in the trendiest part of Italy

Would you give that up to come to rainy Manchester with potential home sickness and language issues

I think we need to prioritise the scouting for a new keeper but unfortunately i don't think that can be Donnamruma.




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28 Oct 2017 18:28:39
Good result today. I was at the game got say Mkhitaryan is not doing great right now. Jesse made such a difference but not with ability but attitude and energy.

I feel Mkhitaryan is a bottler, loses the ball but doesn’t work to get it back, looks meh all the time, gets pushed off the ball.

Looking forward to getting Pogba, Rojo and Zlatan back.

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1.) 28 Oct 2017 18:46:25
With Mkhitaryan not performing upto the level it is a possibility that we might go to buy someone next summer. But I would like to see Andreas play there instead of splashing the cash.

{Ed025's Note - how about just using mata in his natural position and putting miki on the bench sailor?..

2.) 28 Oct 2017 19:45:33
Jose is probably still thinking about Mata giving the ball away in midfield, which then led to Huddersfield's first goal.

3.) 28 Oct 2017 20:59:24
Ed though I'm a big fan of Mata, he just hasn't performed to a world class level for United which is what is required by the club. If we look at Mkhitaryan and Mata as individual players then any team would be privileged to have them. We have seen them perform very well for other teams as well. Maybe it's our style of play or something else but they are not performing to the standard. Kagawa is another example.
I'm not saying Andreas Pereira would absolutely tear up the league but he's young and with playing time under his belt he would shine. He has trained in the academy so of course he knows what it takes to play in England. Better than buying another player and waiting for him to deliver.

{Ed025's Note - i will have that sailor, the point i was making is that miki has been poor for a while so why not give mata a shot, it might give miki a wake up call and it could be the making of mata, if it does neither then ship them out and buy someone who can do the job, pogba is a big miss which certainly does not help mate..

4.) 29 Oct 2017 01:44:05
Miki has been dreadful. As I said a week or so ago he has so much quality but he just looks half arsed the majority of the time. He should be grabbing games by the scruff of the neck. I feel sorry for lukaku, he’s getting no support from his number 10. When Jesse came on he played him a cross and he hit the post with a great header, I can not wait for pogba to get back.



20 Sep 2017 09:42:18
Alexis Sanchez linked today. probably click bate but would be a good acquisition.

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1.) 20 Sep 2017 10:34:23
Definitely would be a good buy, but it will depend on Griezmann and what we do there. Either signing will also have an impact on Martial / Rashford, most likely Martial.

2.) 20 Sep 2017 12:05:42
Personally I would prefer Sanchez to Greizmann. He has proven himself in the EPL and he doesn't court the press in quite the same way. I really didn't like Greizmann saying things like he is 60% likely to leave his current club on a TV show. It shows a lack of class and respect for his current employers. Is that the kind of person you want at your club? He is ridiculously talented and would certainly improve our team, but will his off field antics effect the team moral? Possibly. Also I think to get the best out of Greizmann you need to play him as a free No.10, which means shunting Mkhitaryan out to the right wing. I also wonder if that freedom he needs might mean he gets in the space Pogba likes to work in. They haven't quite clicked together for France.

So there are a couple of slight worries I have over Greizmann, not enough to say I would be upset if we signed him. I wouldn't I would be over the moon. But enough to say overall I would much rather sign Sanchez either on the cheap in January or for free next summer, than pay 150m for Greizmann.

3.) 20 Sep 2017 12:32:19
Griezmann's clause is half what it was last summer. €100m now I believe.

4.) 20 Sep 2017 12:34:03
We will certainly be in the mix for Sanchez if he's free. Large signing on fee and huge wages, but he's a Β£80m player so the club will jump all over that. Will the the new face to our Chilean wine deal.

5.) 20 Sep 2017 12:43:03
Cant see us going in for Griezmann. Was giving all that about almost certain to leave Atleti only turn around when they got the ban. Loyalty or sentimentality? For me he had his chance and bottled it. Also ed2 said he only wants to okay central. So we'd have to move Miki. And he likes to drift deep so he'd end up on pogbas toes. i'd rather sign a genuine wide player.

6.) 20 Sep 2017 13:24:14
I agree with Syd that Alexis is a proven PL player and one who gives 100%. I'd rather him than Greaseman.
Also I would rather save the money paying Arsenal and give some of that to Alexis. Afterall he is the one who will bust his backside if he is paid better. Whilst Greais a very good player we might upset the team's balance. We should build the team around Pogba, Lukaku and Mikki rather than Greaseman. Alexis will fit in nicely with the team and Alexis can play wide position easily as well. Rash and Martial can learn and rotate when required especially if we have many games to play going into CL and various Cups.

{Ed004's Note - If we moved one of our attackers (Mata or Lingard) on and Ibra doesn't sign an extension we could do with two players for our offense anyways. Griezmann would play behind the striker with Sanchez and Mkhitaryan able to play either wide positions. We would be well set up for next season offensively and would only need to look to adding to our fullbacks next summer}

7.) 20 Sep 2017 13:33:35
Oooo Ed004 that's a very good suggestion and view. i like that. Also I agree we need to phase in stronger fullbacks. That's a big important requirement. πŸ‘πŸ‘.

{Ed004's Note - Sign Griezmann in January after Costa signs for Atletico, get a pre-agreement in place with Sanchez (or Messi...only joking here btw) as soon as possible. Griezmann would play centrally, with Mkhitaryan playing on the right but given a license to drift around a lot just like Mata does now. Move on a few full backs in the summer and sign probably two and then bring in cover for midfield. Someone like Milinkovic-Savic}

8.) 20 Sep 2017 13:51:25
I would keep away from Sanchez, good player but some serious ego issues .
Be amazed if he doesn't join pep at city .
United Sanchez makes a good headline tho.

9.) 20 Sep 2017 13:57:02
Griezmann would be a good shout looks a Jose player but Miki with a good season could maybe close the door on that .
Or reading ed2 comments maybe ibra will.
"With Manchester United adding Lukaku and making the dumb decision over Ibrahimovic then the need for Griezmann goes away unless there is a plan to push him out to left wing where he has now transitioned away from. So perhaps Griezmann would be an option for next summer (unless MU again sign Ibrahimovic), Β "

{Ed004's Note - Before Zlatan got injured I think the idea was that Griezmann would play off him. I still think that's the case going forward. Mkhitaryan has been excellent this season, but also very wasteful and hasn't scored very much. Griezmann would be odds on to score atleast 20+ in all competitions and I think if him and Lukaku struck up a partnership both would be looking at 20+ goals in the league each. Add in that Martial, Rashford, Mkhitaryan and Mata would still be playing wide and scoring, along with our taller players being a threat on set pieces, Pogba, Jones, Bailly, Smalling, Matic etc we would have plenty of goals in the side. This is assuming Zlatan doesn't sign on for another season btw as Martial, Rashford and Griezmann can play as the main striker.}

10.) 20 Sep 2017 14:54:08
Ed I think it makes sense that Jose will have options if Griezmann sins with us. Good also if Alexis be keen to Jin us. That will provide for Jose not to be reliant on Zlatan as well as Carrick leaving us (perhaps becoming a coach? ) .
If we are able to show a strong challenge for the PL title, we will definitely attract both Griezmann and Alexis.
We will then have a very strong XI as well as a very strong bench. I like what you said. πŸ‘.

{Ed004's Note - I've been very happy with Jose so far. We have shown clear signs of improvement, seems to be a great atmosphere in the club and won a few trophies already. Hopefully, he continues on this upward trajectory}

11.) 20 Sep 2017 15:05:50
Ibra will leave summer 2018. Griezmann available summer 2018. What the editor said is only relevant if Griezmann moves in January. Sanchez or Griezmann would replace Mata in the line-up, how they'll set up with Griezmann is anyone's guess. Good headache to have though.

MU will let the Sanchez camp know they are interested, he's free so be dumb not to, but I think City is where he'll go.

12.) 20 Sep 2017 18:39:22
No idea where sancez will end up as he will have his choice of all or most of the top clubs.
If we sign him i'd be delighted if we don't i wouldn't be upset.
There are so many variables that can affect greizman and sanchez between jan or next summer that its impossible to say what will happen.



10 Aug 2017 14:48:48
Perisic, Rose and Aureir to close the window.

Utd Road

1.) 10 Aug 2017 16:07:41
it's going to take 3 people to close the window.

How big is this window?

2.) 10 Aug 2017 17:20:48
Utd road, don't know why you were down-voted;maybe they feel the transfers are not achievable.

But right now, if we can get these 3, it'll be difficult to wipe the smirk away from my face even in my sleep.

3.) 10 Aug 2017 18:10:00
Not all flashy names, but a window of Lukaku, Lindelof, Matic, Aurier, Rose and Perisic will have strengthened most of our weaknesses and will mean we have a very good first team and squad and a great shot at the league this season. Disagree if you want, but that's the way I see it. I can also see Zlatan being brought back too for the second half of the season.

Roll on these 3 signings and the season πŸ˜€.



21 Jul 2017 18:43:06
Could Perisic and Dier/ Matic be smokescreens for Neymar and Verrati?

Probably not but would be amazing!

Utd Road

1.) 21 Jul 2017 19:15:13
'Smokescreen' has replaced this supposed 'surprise' signing jose had planned for the most nonsense phrase of this window.

2.) 21 Jul 2017 19:40:17
Think the surprise was lukaku.

3.) 21 Jul 2017 20:30:06
Does anyone actually realise Jose despises the media? He likes the attention but he will never tell it as it is. Anders was nearly out from being so honest with the media. Why does everyone take what he tells them as gospel? The smokescreen is what he says to the rags!

4.) 21 Jul 2017 20:43:14
Don't know about Anders comment, as i never actually found out why he fell out of favour but couldn't agree more with comments about the media.

5.) 21 Jul 2017 20:58:35
I maybe wrong. But I'm sure it was to do with the derby game and saying how much it means, when Jose was playing it down. I am sure it wasn't as big a thing as made out. But Jose likes to keep people guessing. He doesn't like people knowing the plot ahead of the plot happening.

6.) 21 Jul 2017 22:09:23
He fell out with Herrera because Herrera was flirting with Barcelona on international duty.

7.) 21 Jul 2017 20:02:59
DSG, "smokescreen" is the one word I cringe over every window. People use it like we're playing games πŸ˜‚.



11 Jun 2017 19:30:30
Hoping the Morata deal comes off exceptional player.

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1.) 11 Jun 2017 20:43:24
Define exceptional.

{Ed007's Note - Rooneyesque?}

2.) 11 Jun 2017 21:51:42
Hes a tad better than the rooney of today.

3.) 12 Jun 2017 10:59:32
Forgot to add - πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚.

4.) 12 Jun 2017 11:07:04
If Morata comes to Man Utd I'll support him, I would not however describe him as exceptional. 188 games 58 goals since his first season of top level club football in the 2010/ 11 season. His six/ seven years of top level football suggest his not a 20 league goals a year player but it's a team game and Jose must want him for a reason. To put some perspective on it as a lot of people feel Morata is top quality and to highlight how lucky England are to have him. Harry Kane in 88 club appearances has scored 63 goals.

5.) 12 Jun 2017 11:22:23
rewz while i am not the biggest fan of morata, one of the biggest reasons for poor nos is the fact that he does not start many games, i think he can be good if given a consistent run in the team, he was the second highest scorer for madrid after ronaldo despite having lower starts than likes of benzema.

6.) 12 Jun 2017 07:21:30
Bond. Would that be the Rooney of today or 10 years ago. Morata is nowhere near as good as the Rooney of yesteryear, despite what some on here would have you believe.

{Ed007's Note - You wanted the definition of exceptional ;)

7.) 12 Jun 2017 12:02:23
CS Moyes, people keep bringing up that he doesn't start many games. When he was at Juve for 2 seasons he played 46 games in his first season and 47 in his second season starting most of those games in 93 games he scored 27 goals in all competitions.

I'm not saying he's not a good player, I'm just saying he doesn't have a history of being prolific. When you consider goals have been our problem this season is Morata the answer?

8.) 12 Jun 2017 17:03:02
Rewz; in his first season with Juventus he started 11 league games and in his second he started 16 league games. He also had to play second fiddle to Tevez and Dybala (who, for what it's worth, I'd much rather we splashed the cash on if it was in any way possible) respectively. In spite of this; he managed 15 league goals across both seasons.

In a different league, acting as the focal point of a team playing to his strengths - I could see him scoring plenty of goals for us next season. Given our interest, I would imagine that Jose envisages us playing a style of football that will suit him.

I wouldn't go as far as to say that he will be an exceptional signing by any means (although it's possible he could be) - but on the other hand I think that he's a much better player than his stats would suggest and believe he has the attributes to do a very good job for us if properly utilized.

9.) 12 Jun 2017 17:29:57
Now now red seven down with that sort of thing. that sort of positivity is pure madness. Its much easier to pick holes in a player before he has kicked a ball for us. he hasn't even signed a deal yet and he is not good enough.

10.) 12 Jun 2017 17:44:43
Hey Redseven, I wasn't aware that he played such a bit part at Juve. Jose knows what he's doing and knows the player so I'm sure it will be a good signing if it comes off.




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16 Nov 2017 19:53:50
Jan - Try for Rose and maybe CM if Fellaini goes, maybe Ozil

Summer - Lewandoski, David and a CB (Umtiti or Upa Meccano? )

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30 Oct 2017 16:06:20
I didn’t hear any booing.

There was a few groans but nothing overtly negative to any of the players.

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04 Sep 2017 17:53:27
I think Carrasco for right wing would be my preference.

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27 Aug 2017 20:18:44
Good old Don Balon.

Only way it would happen is if RM are getting Mbappe and PSG can get Sanchez.

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07 Aug 2017 12:49:53
Sounds like Barcelona trying to use Utd to get him sold.

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29 Oct 2017 15:47:39
Mkhitaryan is a bottler. Goes missing in most games and bluffs his stats by assisting the 3rd or 4th goal.

Mata or Ozil would be far more effective.

On TV can imagine he looks ok but live he is awful for 80 mins and ok to good the other 10.

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26 Sep 2017 14:22:48
Great read Ed001

Underrated Managers next?

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{Ed001's Note - it is on the list but I don't know if it will be what I do next.}



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28 Aug 2017 13:56:23
Oh dear you scrape a draw with Watford, scrape a 1-0 at home against Palace and best the team stoke beat last week.

Get some perspective fella.

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22 Aug 2017 17:34:37
Fees have been pretty crazy for elite players for going on 15 years eg Crespo, Vieri both being over Β£30m twice.

It the increase in mediocre average ish players and young players that had gone mad.

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21 Aug 2017 19:25:24

What's Rashfords shot conversion ratio this season πŸ˜‚

Zlatan had a low ratio as he took free kicks and long shots. I'm by no means his biggest fan but think he can offer something this season.

Martial had plenty of opportunities last season and score f all the season before he scrapped double digits. Bags of talent but not consistent. I am a big fan of his but everyone who moans about Lingard starting ahead of him need to look at Martial. He also plays from the left and isn't a target man so that's my thinking.

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