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13 May 2018 14:16:43
Whats all this about Martial . with the squad at 12,00 today, then drove off apparently . not in squad at all now. Toys out the pram? genuine reason for leaving? interesting.


1.) 13 May 2018 14:41:06
He is injured.

2.) 13 May 2018 14:43:24
MUTV saying it's an injury.

3.) 13 May 2018 15:55:12
Carricks last game, last game of the season and he is not in the stands, not going to be on the pitch with the others at the end of the season? Cannot see it as an injury myself.

4.) 13 May 2018 16:31:59
If he's thrown a strop he can go. Sick of time wasters and bottle jobs.

5.) 13 May 2018 17:04:23
Wasn't pictured at training Friday didn't arrive with the squad today .
Or so it was reported.

6.) 13 May 2018 18:05:09
Rumours his missus went into labour.

7.) 13 May 2018 18:18:29
If he was injured he’s at his own stadium, doubt it was that urgent he couldn’t be with the squad.

8.) 13 May 2018 19:26:43
I m making a wild guess that Jose want Justine Klubeirt and so he is driving Martial Out. he is making sure things stay in a way that he surely leaves.
Now I m not saying what type of decision it could be.
But just a guess.

9.) 14 May 2018 13:56:18
Is that Justin's sister?

10.) 14 May 2018 17:51:38
GDS, it's the name he goes by every other Saturday night in that club you love in Amsterdam. Lol.

11.) 14 May 2018 18:19:01
He’s not good enough to acting like a diva. bring in Bale and flog him if he’s playing up.

I’d love to see him work out, but under Jose it’s just not going to happen for him and not sure he has the fight to play for us. Shame.

12.) 15 May 2018 23:59:44
Martial needs to move on for the benefit of his career. Another expensive Depay. Loads of hype. Again don't think he a talented as people make him out. I see a guy that's pretty inconsistent.



20 Jan 2018 22:51:23
Back page of "the sun" journo called Nixon writing that Wenger asked about Luke Shaw during Sanchez negotiations and was told no way.




15 Aug 2017 10:22:21
Couple of media outlets in France including L"equipe reporting today Aurier is going to Spurs .


1.) 15 Aug 2017 11:09:16
Don't think that's the worst thing in the World. Is not a very bright man, that comes across very arrogant and disruptive. Decent enough player, but that doesn't make up for the baggage he comes with.

Lucky for us I don't think it's an area we are truly desperate to sort out. I think Valencia will be first choice and despite his critics I do like Darmian and rb is his best position. You can't beat having an Italian defender when you need to defend.

2.) 15 Aug 2017 15:12:04
Bear, have to disagree there.

Aurier is not without his issues but I think Jose will know how to handle him. RB is an area we need to strengthen. Tony V has done a great job filling in but can't play 60 games a season there. Aurier is (allegedly) available for a decent price and is an upgrade on Darmian and Tuanzebe, possibly on Tony V, too.

3.) 15 Aug 2017 15:31:36
Ed002 said in recent sharkopod Aurier will likely join, doesn't see why he won't, he agreed to join Inter and Juve per reports too.

4.) 15 Aug 2017 15:31:44
All correct was agree in full.

5.) 15 Aug 2017 16:48:14
I wonder if peoples tune changes if he was coming to us:)

6.) 15 Aug 2017 17:46:07
Massive upgrade at right back for us, but also a massive tool. We shall see where ends up.

7.) 15 Aug 2017 20:08:23
I though the ed said it was a deal that could be done as the player was available .
Is he really a massive upgrade at RB?
Do people think Jose is going to drop Tony?

8.) 16 Aug 2017 08:25:01
Tony is 32 and has a niggling knee injury that may cause issues this season. I'd go all out and get him, and use Darmian / Shaw / maybe Blind at left back this season.

Don't get me wrong I'm a big fan him but he can't do it all season alone and our system relies on fit full backs overlapping.

We talk about youngsters a lot on here filling in but this season we need to go for the title. If they are good enough they'll get a game. If not, we will buy replacements.

9.) 16 Aug 2017 12:12:55
Eric but Tony will be first choice and play most the games do you think aurier would come to sit on the bench .
Or do you see Jose dropping Tony?



18 Jul 2017 19:31:35
Hard to imagine who we will turn to if we don't get Matic/ Dier/ Fabinho as all seem out of reach for one reason or another -

This is not a question for the EDs BTW -they have explained who are targets are (ED 02 in detail) just saying things can change in a heartbeat but the 3 mentioned plus Bakyako/ Naingoglan as options also out the picture now

Interesting few weeks ahead.


1.) 18 Jul 2017 19:50:51
I wonder if considering the situation with griezmann now if they wouldn't go back to trying saving in midfield.

2.) 18 Jul 2017 20:03:09
I don't think we will turn to anyone if his targets aren't available, panic buys like we did with fellaini is not the answer and I don't think it's a root Jose will go down here, Carrick will still give u a quality 20 games a season, Herrera can play that role although I prefer him pressing higher up at tempo, and hopefully pereira and TFM will prove to be valuable squad players if called upon.

3.) 18 Jul 2017 20:13:57
Hate us to go into panic mode as we did with Fellani - I think Jose isn't that way inclined, but I do think its a position that needs filling to get the best out of Pogba and Herrera - this coming season could be one of the most competitive for years so is it really the time to be relying on Pereira and TFM, although nothing would be sweeter than one of them being a success in the first team?

4.) 18 Jul 2017 21:19:58
Why is Matic no longer an option?

5.) 18 Jul 2017 21:20:16
Does anyone know if there's a possibility we could get griezmann in the January window? or to have any chance it'll have to be next summer? I know it will be difficult for AM to find cover in January, but could this have been arranged now, for a January deal to happen?

6.) 18 Jul 2017 21:44:22
Arsenal were playing some of their best football when cazorla was plaing in the middle dictating play. Mikki or mata could do a similar job. Not saying to do it just there are loads of other options already within the squad. So as people have said its better to get the target you want or wait till one is available.

7.) 18 Jul 2017 21:40:29

8.) 18 Jul 2017 23:00:08
Renato Sanches? Jose's did mention the name sanches where many assumed he was talking about Alexis Sanchez but may well have been Rebato Sanches or the other could be to push Phil Jones in to the midfield role.

9.) 18 Jul 2017 23:38:51
Don't fancy Phil Jones in midfield but Renato Sanches would be a great buy, he ran the show at the euros and isn't having any joy at Bayern. Bet they would let him go to.

10.) 19 Jul 2017 04:38:39
Fuser - apart from the excellent info here from the EDs, most of us I suspect look for info from the media and most outlets are saying Juve are in strongly for Matic, he is happy to go there and Chelsea don't want to sell to us . Conte seems a volatile sort I bet he wouldn't be too pleased if the board sold Matic to us .

Just my take on it.

11.) 19 Jul 2017 07:39:22
Juve don't seem to be willing to pay Matic's asking price though (around 40 million) . You guys just need to pay up the asking price and I'm sure Granovskaia will be very happy to sell to you ;-)

12.) 19 Jul 2017 11:12:36
The Matic deal will happen. Matic is already forcing Chelsea's hand saying that he want's to leave.
I expect the Matic deal to happen before the Perisic deal which is just getting silly now.
If Jose wants the player so badly then just pay the bloody money to Inter and get it done. I think we are all sick of it now.



14 Jul 2017 16:06:08
Just mentioning it as this is a rumour site and this particular one is possibly as daft as most -some Italian Journo saying Persic deal is dragging on as Inter want an unnamed UTD player included in any deal.

Apart from Fellani and Darmian (I am not a fan of either) I can't see who it could be unless they fancy Mata or Martial and are just taking a hopeful punt as its silly season.


1.) 14 Jul 2017 18:48:00
Darmian united offered but was cash that still wasn't enough apparently.

2.) 14 Jul 2017 19:05:18
no end of media outlets saying in last hour its MARTIAL -straight swap or swap +cash.




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11 Jul 2018 12:33:45
Impressed by Pogbas performance and also that last night he dedicated the win to the schoolkids trapped in the cave in Thailand, saying they were the bravest.

Tomorrow the backpages will no doubt have the word hero splashed on them because tonight someone scores a goal or saves a penalty - I get that, got plenty of my own.

But in the modern world the word hero is bandied about to easily, imagine volunteering to go into a cave where 95% of the worlds divers wouldn't even attempt to go and pull out 13 people over 10 days. no one knows their names or faces really, and we won't hear of them again until the next such emergency. The real deal right there.


1.) 11 Jul 2018 13:55:17
Pogba has had a good tournament, needs to keep it up and continue playing in the centre.



06 Jul 2018 18:12:38
Im the first to admit i don't watch a lot of European football -but I've watched every France game in this World cup to watch Pogba.

I haven't seen anything to suggest Umtiti would fare well in the PL. the smallest bit of pressure and he is all over the place, passing very poor, some very basic errors in his play, maybe he doesn't get much to do at Barcelona but if we were in for him until he signed his new contract then on his W/ C performance so far (a bit unfair i know) then we haven't missed out on much.


1.) 06 Jul 2018 21:17:11
I agree umtitti has looked very shakey. Glad we have passed on him/ he has signed a new contract. Lindelof on the other hand has been outstanding. Play him!

2.) 06 Jul 2018 23:30:01
Of the two I would definitely go for Varane. Umiti is a very good player and I would take him over most of our CBs but is maybe suited to a team that plays an extra 10m up the pitch than France or United do.



03 Jul 2018 06:48:25
Im not advocating buying Willian at all but when you see that performance against Mexico you see how simple a game can be when you have a player who can dribble at speed and then pass to a player in the same colour shirt. 4 attackers against 4 defenders dribble past 2 of them now its 4 v 2 . and he tracks back like Tevez. harrassing defenders. we have had some great dribblers/ wingers . just wished we saw more of it at Utd.


1.) 03 Jul 2018 07:01:20
But I think his end product hasn't been good this WC and from what Chelsea fans share, his end product is always inconsistent. Maybe I will pass this one if given a choice.

2.) 03 Jul 2018 07:10:18
I agree. My mates who are Chelsea fans are pretty divided on him. As per Deependra’s comments, he’s quite hit and miss and we have enough of that already in the squad. I like him as a player but not sure he’s what we need. However, Jose knows him well and if he feels he’s the man for us then I’ll get behind it, just like the new contact for the Wig.

As for another Brazilian, Neymar showing this World Cup exactly why I want him nowhere near our club. His embracing behaviour ought to be punished. If my boy acted like that in any walknof life I’d be having serious words with him. He’s a disgrace and such a shame as clearly a very good player.

3.) 03 Jul 2018 07:23:50
Spot on regarding Neymar Eric. He is a disgrace and frankly an embarrassment. He is meant to be a role model for millions of kids around the world and he is rolling around play acting at the faintest touch. There will be kids that idolise and worship him and will no doubt be copying him when they get on the pitch. To add to that, he has been very average this World Cup. Coutinho has been Brazil’s main man for me. He’s a top player tbh.

Willian is a curious case. When he is on form he is a wonderful player. Dynamic, quick dribbler who gets you off your seat. But like many have said above, he can be very hit and miss. I actually really like him but I find myself wanting him then not wanting him depending on which day of the weak it is. If we can get him playing consistently then he will be a great addition. A proper rw which we desparetly need.

4.) 03 Jul 2018 08:41:24
I agree he is a bit inconsistent, for the money being mentioned it is too much for me. Got to remember who he is up against as well. I think I'm right in saying it was a player who plays in Mexico who is normally a left winger - hardly what he is up against in the Prem!

5.) 03 Jul 2018 09:28:09

To be fair that is what he is up against when he plays against us lol.

6.) 03 Jul 2018 10:02:57
haha so true mate.

7.) 03 Jul 2018 10:28:33
The fees for players now are simply outrageous.
That said the fee is not the most important thing as far as I'm concerned as its not my money. The most important factor for me is getting the right player with the right character and attributes to be a success at United. Its always a gamble to some extent.
I agree with you beast on willian. He is a good player no doubt he would improve our squad no doubt about that but i'm not sure he is the right player at this time and will make the difference needed.

8.) 03 Jul 2018 10:43:57
60 million for Willian is peanuts, let's put things into perspective. Leicester have just paid 22 million pounds to Norwich for a winger who played in the Championship last season. I think he would be a top buy for us.

9.) 03 Jul 2018 11:07:12
If we assume Jose stays for next 3years then for me Willian could be the best option. Fits Jose's style and works hard, had his best season under Jose too.
If Jose goes after this season I would sooner a younger player with more upside who may suit other managers. Pullisic, Brandt etc
I think with Pogba, Sanchez, Lukaku, Rashford, Lindgard +1 RW we would have a quality front line capable of beating anyone.

10.) 03 Jul 2018 11:09:51
I agree that a player of Willian's profile would be great for our squad, but paying potentially 60 million for him? No thanks don't see the value in that. Would much rather pay 80 million for Pulisic who could serve us for a decade longer.

Also, I thought the consensus was that 50-60 million for the best centre half in the league was way too much, just because he's 29. This world cup has shown us 29 is nothing for a centre back, he's still got plenty in the tank.

11.) 03 Jul 2018 12:46:28
Have any of you seen Eric's video on neymar?

Regards Willian the inconsistency is an issue but last season was there other factors? He didn't get on with Conte. Chelsea were poor as a team for period. If his consistency went up he could be a possibility but not for that price.

12.) 03 Jul 2018 13:04:43
My issue with Willian isn't the price he would cost but whether he really is an improvement on what we have.

He will turn 30 next season, and in over 12 years as a professional he has had one great season, not an outstanding one just a great one. And that season was two years ago now. For the other 12 seasons as a professional he has had good flashes, but has lacked the consistency to elevate him to the level of a world class player.

Then consider that lady forwards tend to be on borrowed time once they hit thirty due to the increased likelihood of them losing some of their pace then it becomes a rather poor deal at any price. He might keep his pace for another 3-4 years, or it might be gone in 1-2.

Should we heavily invest in a player who has had one great season in 12 years and could soon lose a key element of what makes him a good player on his day.

For me Willian is a less talented all be it slightly harder working Nani.

13.) 03 Jul 2018 14:16:31
I'd take Willian, works hard for the team going to get 7/ 10 every week just for the work ethic and then when he's playing well can rise to a 8 or 9.

14.) 03 Jul 2018 14:38:01
I think most of us would take Willian over nobody coming in for the right, as we are so desperate out there. It's a bit Perisicy for me though (remember that debate last year), there is better out there for the money, not much development to come from Willian either.

I'd hate us to buy Willian and then that stop us going for somebody better. I think for the money in question we can afford to wait, Chelsea are asking too much imo. I'd let them blink first, either with price or them signing a replacement and being lumbered with an expensive unhappy squad player. I think we'll pick up £30m+ by selling Mata as well.

15.) 03 Jul 2018 16:08:21
Beast I seriously would rather not sign someone than sign the wrong person.

For me the biggest problem we have had since Sir Alex retired has been recruitment. We have signed so many players who were not as good as those who they were replacing or signings made for "branding" reasons. We've spent nearly 500m since Sir Alex left, of which over 200-250m was completely wasted. And that's not including the wages. What sort of team could we have right now with 200-250m worth of the right players already in the squad.

I would honestly rather have no one come in on the right hand side than the wrong person. We currently have Mata and Lingard who can do a job there. Sanchez can play there as well and we have Chong in the youth set up who could be given a chance.

Personally I have said previously I would like to see us go with a 442 diamond or 352 formation next season. With Martial and Rashford given more time as strikers alongside Lukaku. This would also hopefully take some of the pressure off of Lukaku who will be playing another full season after a 55+ game season and a world cup. So it might be a bit too much to expect him to play 55+ games as a lone striker.

In which case a player for wide right is less of a requirement.

16.) 03 Jul 2018 16:19:27
Couldn’t agree more beast. Willian is better than no one but I would like us to aim higher. That would obviously be bale but I don’t feel confident we can get that done. Maybe if zidane had stayed we would we have been able to. But I think it may be difficult now.

17.) 03 Jul 2018 16:35:16
Supposedly Jose's priorities ate a back up striker and a top centre back. I agree we've wasted a lot of money of players not good enough. Hopefully some of these will depart in the next few weeks but I'm not going to hold my breath.



25 Jun 2018 13:11:03
I do hope Smalling was watching the England game yesterday. once UK refs start giving penalities for holding / wrestling in the box he is done for.

On the topic of Smalling I can understand why he didn't make the squad but without a doubt Stones/ Maguire/ walker have each got a rash tackle or silly game losing mistake in them as we shall see in the coming games.


1.) 25 Jun 2018 13:45:25
That's always been the problem with England at the back.

We are always suseptable to a mistake either the keepers or defenders.

I just hope we continue to play how were players it's a joy to watch atm.

Not been excited to watch England play in a long long time.

2.) 25 Jun 2018 13:47:58
I think Smalling is about 10% as bad as some of the defending yesterday, and also there were a lot worse things going on in the box than Smalling has ever done that weren't even punished. I know he is quite hands on in the box but other than a very few occasions I haven't seen him man handle anybody like we saw the Panama and Tunisia defenders doing.

3.) 25 Jun 2018 15:39:59
The reason he didn't make the squad is because while he maybe a better defender than either stones or smalling, his fetish for opponent's shirts and him being positively scared of the ball when he can't just kick it out of the play are hard to overlook when playing the way england seem to want to play.

4.) 25 Jun 2018 20:22:56
Smalling is a poor defender we can do better than him this transfer window surely. Godin can be got for £18 mill (no brainer) and dare I say Harry Maguire. 😆😆.

5.) 25 Jun 2018 22:50:06
I don't know what people see in harry maguire.



10 Jun 2018 09:49:07
In what world does a promising young footballer like Anderson Talisca think or his agent think its a great idea to now move to China? , to play with better players, get better coaching, get in his national team, what message does it send to future employers about ambition and self improvement?

He may not be a world beater if he stays in Europe but surely China is a backward step. apart from the huge money . how sad to not have a family member or ex coach or teacher to sit him down and wise him up.


1.) 10 Jun 2018 11:07:57
It’s only a 6 month loan. But yeh I do agree.

2.) 10 Jun 2018 12:14:17
This guy will retire at the age of around 35. He's worked very hard since his childhood to be good at only one thing. Why not have some money for when you retire as you never know how things will turn out in the future. Not every player becomes a coach.

3.) 10 Jun 2018 12:34:46
A world where we all move for economic reasons. Don’t forget, whilst we’d all love to be pro footballers, many of these lads simply see it is a job like any other. Some move for money, others move for prestige, some are happy where they are. They’re people with their own motivations and priorities in life and they can go to wherever they want.

4.) 10 Jun 2018 13:39:17
Because he's paid buttons at Benfica? He probably has enough on the bank to retire now and live more comfortably than most fans.

5.) 10 Jun 2018 16:46:44
I don't think you can begrudge anybody a chance to make more money. South Americans tend to come from rather poor back rounds. He probably has a big family and a lot of friends relying on him for a better standard of life.

6.) 10 Jun 2018 22:57:28
Maybe there is a strategic reason for him going there for six months. Imagine how valuable he might be in the January transfer window to a champions league team plus he would not be tired out playing as he will be in a second rate league.




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03 Jun 2018 16:33:16
On a good day Ed007!


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03 Jun 2018 12:56:29
lost count of the amount of interviews I've read where Verratti says he is not interested in playing in England.


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01 Jun 2018 16:24:34
Interesting that Calderon ex Madrid president is mouthing off saying Perez and ZZ were constanty at odds. one of the problems is that Perez wanted rid of Navas and wanted ZZ to buy the keeper from Bilbao . whoever he is? according to the express/ star / sun .




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31 May 2018 09:30:52
Havent seen those Griezman rumours but its always struck me as odd that JM hasn't kept him in the frame . obviously wanted him and by all accounts we were close to getting him - now he is "available" again, human nature says JM just suddenly would not be interested in him -yes we got RL "instead" Fergie always wanted Batistuta, Van Persie, Lewondowski . so I can imagine JM has always considerd Griezeman as one that got away.

Griezeman meets EDS galatico policy and JM likes him a lot. so its not completely impossible just very doubtful to me.

Martial leaving puts a new slant on it all, if that's what happens this summer as the lad seems unsettled.




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31 May 2018 08:36:56
but at the reported 50 million quid? that's a top centre half or fullback money . or 80% of it.





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14 Jul 2018 13:46:34
Rojo isn't good enough to be in a top six teams squad. He has to go. Jones will never be injury free and Smalling has peaked.

The future has to be Bailly and Lindleof and one another top CB.




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14 Jul 2018 13:43:29
His lack of pace let's him down badly -even with him reading the game very well he still isn't top drawer enough to overcome it.

But he is certainly a decent squad player and has always acted liked he loved being a United player and has acted like a gentleman when being overlooked.

Good luck to him and his stunning Mrs at Ajax.




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12 Jul 2018 14:46:16
I agree that there did seem to be a genuine togetherness amongst the squad which was great to see like they were all mates which hasn't always been the case and although Kane was the star player if I put it like that he seemed very grounded and it seemed that the football came first which wasnt always the case when we had the era of Gazza, wazza, lamps, becks, stevie G, incey etc etc.




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12 Jul 2018 12:37:40
Im not an England fan simple as that so I will get that out of the way. I watched all the England games with my England supporting Hammers fan mate and we both agreed on one thing - just don't get the hype about the team. Yes they did better than expected but had they met Spain / Germany/ France/ Croatia/ Brazil in the first knockout game how far would they have got? Irrespective of some of those teams going out before England.90minutes against Germany or Brazil. no chance IMO.

Spain/ Germany/ Brazil all showed during 20 minute spells more flair and cutting edge than England all tournament, in fact I doubt England would have beaten the Japan team they lost out to Belgium in one of the games of the tournament.

They lifted the mood of the nation, a semi final was a wonderful acheivement no doubt. but are they a good team? no, just better than some of the dross in the last 30 years in major tournaments.




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04 Jul 2018 13:45:21
I thought last night England hardly went at them at all after the first 15 mins. the south americans were very cynical but England stepped back and i thought we re very directionless for a lot of the game. Was it 2 shots between 2nd half and first period extra time?

Maybe they will now push on but I can see them just as easily going out than going through.