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04 Aug 2017 13:56:27
Just asking on peoples thoughts after reading Ed002 comment on euro pages regarding Martial potentially leaving if an acceptable offer comes in- which other player if they left would be a surprise? I reckon Mata could be shifted for the right money.


1.) 04 Aug 2017 14:40:07
I've just read Mata's press release about Common Goal (if you haven't read it yet, do so, it's very good) .

He loves the club. He's a great little player who isn't throwing his toys out of the pram if he doesn't start every game. We need people like him in the squad, hebrings an extra level of intelligence to the pitch which we are sometimes missing.

2.) 04 Aug 2017 14:56:54
Hi Cookyman. I can't seem to find that post. Can you copy and paste for us?

3.) 04 Aug 2017 15:17:07
I think there are players we could potentially sign or currently have who are more consistent than Martial. However, I would not like to see him go.

For me he has more potential than Rashford but is more frustrating. He is someone who will either been seen as one of the best on the planet in a couple of years or he will be playing for a mid table side doing the odd brilliant thing followed by 6 weeks of underperformance. The left wing position is up for grabs and for me he should start against West Ham there.

Mata is a different case. Fantastic player but probably isn't first choice in any position regardless of what system we play. Great player to have in the squad who is likely to make a contribution but if we see a £20 m plus offer I can see him leaving.

4.) 04 Aug 2017 15:00:44
No worries cookyman. I found it, I didn't look at SERIE A page.

Must say I am extremely surprised because going back a little, I'm sure ed said they paid heavily for him and wanted to keep him. Is that correct ed002? I wonder what has happened that they'd be happy to sell him.

I think he is a good talent that can be very good, I think it would be a shame for him to be sold.

{Ed002's Note - MU over paid for Martial by a long, long way. Inter are interested and there may be mileage in using him in discussions about Perisic.}

5.) 04 Aug 2017 16:26:46
Sorry Angel just got back online (at work) atm or I wouldve but see youve managed.
Mata does seem to be a genuine good guy and team mates and fans alike, seem to adore the guy, I just think and it really is my opinion, that he could be sacrificed if a good offer comes in as he was let go by chelsea and although a cracking player, not sure he fits the JM profile, ie. not fast, not great at tracking back and not 6'4". lol.

6.) 04 Aug 2017 17:48:12
If mourinho sells martial to get perisic, i am done with mourinho, for once he needs to develop inconsistent talent and actually do some youth development rather than giving us a fictional list of players he gave debuts to. This will be a transfer akin to fellaini's, wherein the player will be treated for what he symbolises than what he actually brings to the table.

7.) 04 Aug 2017 18:24:29
Just out of curiosity CSM, would you be interested in Bale if we get a chance to sign him?

8.) 04 Aug 2017 18:48:49
look below shan, i am all for bale at the right price but not at martial's cost.

9.) 04 Aug 2017 18:04:38
thanks ed002. Jose must not be convinced. Yes we overpaid for sure, same old story.

{Ed002's Note - He was interested in him at Chelsea s padding for £20M.}

10.) 04 Aug 2017 19:25:00
Since taking over jm has sold depay, rooney and ibra and only purchased lukaku. He speaks about balance and i can see why he wants 1 more wide attacking player. Giving 1 away to accomodate that deal would still leave us short. That is why martial should stay and i think he will have a muxh better season this year too
The other issue we have is that due to long term injury and the euro suspensions of baily and jones we are unable/ relucant to shift a couple of players on.

11.) 04 Aug 2017 22:58:07
United overpaid for Martial by a long, long way in a world where Kyle Walker is worth 50m? Really?

{Ed002's Note - Yes they did and it is nothing to do with Kyle Walker at all. What a stupid comment.}

12.) 04 Aug 2017 23:19:15
Actually it's not a stupid comment, we paid the current going rate for one of the best young talents in Europe .

{Ed025's Note - it was not the current going rate at that time bilko, it was miles over the top mate..

13.) 04 Aug 2017 23:22:03
I think wee did over pay but i don't want him to leave but unfortunately i don't think we will see more of him this season than we did last season if he stays especially if we sign another wide player. Just a hunch.

14.) 05 Aug 2017 05:22:10
So you want Bale and then where do you play Martial? In all honesty, if we are going after a winger, I don't see where Martial fits in. You have Rashford and Lingard and Mkhitaryan above Martial in the playing order already. I think a loan to Inter would do him no harm at all.

15.) 05 Aug 2017 07:44:52
shan i would get rid of lingard, he is everything that is wrong with english football right now, 100k per week for a player who won't start for any of the top 6-7 teams in the league. Bale/ griezmann, lukaku, martial and rashford alternating, as the front 3 with mkhi/ mata behind them for most of our games, everyone would get enough games.

16.) 05 Aug 2017 08:40:21
Agree with the Eds. United overpaid for Martial 2 years back.
Although City have overpaid for Walker, but at least he is one of the best RBs in the Premier League.
Martial isn't even close to being in the top 25 players in the Premier League in any attacking position.
And City paying more for Walker doesn't justify us paying more for Martial.

{Ed025's Note - the thing with walker is that he is the finished article zaid whether you rate him or not, martial was bought as potential and has yet to live up to expectations so for me the price paid was well over the top mate..

17.) 05 Aug 2017 09:29:33
CSM I get your point but Martial still doesn't get the game time. He would still be behind Rashford and Mkhitaryan and the new winger.

18.) 05 Aug 2017 10:24:34
Shan for me martial should be ahead of rashford, but any which way I think he will get decent game time. We will play around 55-60 games should be enough to rotate the squad. Also mkhi will play no 10 in most games I think it will be a 2 man mf in many games so it will give rash and martial good game time.

19.) 05 Aug 2017 11:52:39
Martial won't start 20 games if we sign smother wide player csm imo. Better to loan him and get back a better player in a years time imo.

20.) 05 Aug 2017 14:40:25
Martial is a true world class player in the making I think we will see a different player to last season (he had off field problems with his woman happens to every man at some point) and looks a snip at the price compared to players of his quilitys in this inflated market I think a lot will be left with humble pie by him this season, loaning him out is not in Joses plans neither is selling him he had already stated he has a big part to play this season.

21.) 05 Aug 2017 14:40:25
Martial is a true world class player in the making I think we will see a different player to last season and looks a snip at the price compared to players of his quilitys in this inflated market I think a lot will be left with humble pie by him this season, loaning him out is not in Joses plans neither is selling him he had already stated he has a big part to play this season.

22.) 05 Aug 2017 15:43:58
Describing Lingard as everything that is wrong with English football right now is probably the stupidest comment I've ever read on the internet. Wow.

23.) 05 Aug 2017 16:55:41
hey genius please enlighten this fool as to why it is so stupid

24.) 06 Aug 2017 10:36:04
That comment there CSM sums ups everything that is wrong with the so called 'united' fans. Especially the ones on this site.

25.) 06 Aug 2017 17:55:01
why is that angel, lingard is an average player who isn't good enough to be at utd. He won't be starting for any of the top 7-8 teams, yet he earns 100k for doing it. Now i am not one of those guys who think footballers should not be paid big wages or anything but if someone like isco who if blindfolded and had a leg tied up will still have more footballing ability than lingard earns half of what lingard earns, there is something seriously wrong.



12 Aug 2016 11:53:34
Rumours of "boro being interested in a loan deal for Pereira. Think it could be a good move as he will get valuable minutes at that club and would come back stronger and much more refined for epl, hopefully.


1.) 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!

2.) 12 Aug 2016 13:28:18
Totally agree. It is much better that he goes on loan if he is going to get the chance to play week in week out in the EPL. If he gets to play regular first team football he should only improve and hopefully come back ready to slot into our first team.

He is a little light weight, but has bags of technical ability. Reminds me a lot of Mata, except that he has more pace than mata. I hope he make the grade. Would love to see him in the first team after a season away earning his stripes.

3.) 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!

4.) 12 Aug 2016 13:28:18
Totally agree. It is much better that he goes on loan if he is going to get the chance to play week in week out in the EPL. If he gets to play regular first team football he should only improve and hopefully come back ready to slot into our first team.

He is a little light weight, but has bags of technical ability. Reminds me a lot of Mata, except that he has more pace than mata. I hope he make the grade. Would love to see him in the first team after a season away earning his stripes.

5.) 12 Aug 2016 14:30:52
A great move for the lad to he has plenty of ability liked him since he arrived let's all hope progress he needs to gain can be made i think it will good luck to anyone who goes on loan and would live it if he can help chip points away from our rivals.

6.) 12 Aug 2016 21:24:03
Tbh, I'd like him to stay. We'll most likely play our youngsters in the other tournaments ie Fa cup, Europa, and league cup! I was wrong when I thought Jose may try n win the Europa, I now think he will go all out for the Prem and thus allowing players like Periera, Tunazebe and TFM to get serious competitive game time this season from the other competitions.
I wouldn't want him to go out on loan and have it not be successful or have him only play a handful of games when I'm sure he could be of real importance in our other competitive games!



16 Jul 2016 13:11:59
Any substance to rojo to villareal eds?
Read it was more likely for initial loan with option to buy?


{Ed001's Note - they are interested yes. No idea about a loan to buy though.}

1.) 16 Jul 2016 13:55:41
cheers Ed001- as always the media add extras on.

{Ed001's Note - they could be right or they could be guessing, I literally do not know. It would be unlikely though.}

2.) 19 Jul 2016 09:26:10
Seems a bit odd really that if Villareal wanted Rojo and we brought one of their defenders in Bailly why Rojo wasn't involved in the deal.

3.) 19 Jul 2016 12:03:48
As stated by numerous eds, numerous times - transfers don't usually work like that. deals tend to be on an individual basis: I suspect for clarity and lack of complications legally with players moving on further or whatever.



30 Jul 2015 17:27:55
Hi Eds
any interest in Layvin Kurzawa *spelling from monaco?
Also, mentioned the other day on the banter pages that it would be fun to see us hijack Stones from chelskis clutches any strength to the rumour we are indeed linked?


{Ed004's Note - None in the Monaco player and I can't see us signing Stones}

1.) 31 Jul 2015 09:39:14



27 Jul 2015 12:20:40
Couple of rumours (albeit on the poorer quality Sites)about Herrera being of interest to AMadrid and Valencia. Anyones thoughts or more info?


1.) 27 Jul 2015 12:44:43
Not a chance of LVG will let him leave, as we finally got enough quality at CM position.

2.) 27 Jul 2015 13:34:39
Surely depay isn't the Di Maria replacement he's just a young lad. Let's look at Reus and alike.




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04 Apr 2018 21:43:31
Wonder if parking the bus will be quoted tomorrow? Pool pretty damn good 1st half but city ran the show 2nd half without goals though. Just wonder if SAF can contact his first girlfriend and get her to have a word with the boy to come over to us . lol MOM in my opinion.




31 Jan 2018 15:06:25
Realise you are all busy Eds, but any info on the rumour that Zlatan could be moving to MLS today or is it not so urgent with different closing dates on transfer out to mls?


{Ed002's Note - He won't be going today but it is pretty critical to get him off the payroll.}

1.) 31 Jan 2018 17:46:11
cheers Ed002 -.



25 Jan 2018 17:16:29
So Jm extended contract till 2020 with another year option- shows a commitment to the club and hopefully stability- love him or hate him its got to be good news that we won't be having managerial upheaval shortly (fingers crossed)


1.) 25 Jan 2018 20:52:51
Good news if he does the job. I see the benefits but I remain to be convinced by him, I would still liked to have seen us wait until the end of the season.

Christmas wasn't that long ago and we were awful during that period. A few decent results and major signing and that all seems forgotten. I don't want to put a downer on it, but it isn't all good news based on what has happened before, it's just wishful thinking that makes it a good move for us fans. Obviously it does stop rumours etc until the next dip and petulance display.

2.) 25 Jan 2018 22:34:47
The club tried a long term deal,6 years with Moyes, likely to try to convince players and it didn’t work.

This, however, is a good move, long enough to make everyone including the players, aware the club trusts him but not too long. However even though the negative fans want to slant this, yet it is a good move, it gives stability, we have the best chance to get where we want since SAF left. I feel a sense of confidence seeping through the club for the first time in years

I sense Jose has found where he has a challenge, a project and has warmed to it. People seem to think there was a meltdown at Chelsea yet miss it is a club that doesn’t support its managers. A managers authority needs to be supported because if it isn’t you get chaos and now it is happening again at Chelsea. SAF didn’t manage through being nice to everyone or being popular he did it by being a leader and earned that support which became unwavering, Jose hasn’t had that level of support in previous roles, let’s see how he does now he has more than he has had before. I am confident.

3.) 25 Jan 2018 22:57:57
i can't believe jose pullis has had his contract extended.

4.) 25 Jan 2018 23:22:31
you will be sick in the summer when klipperty leaves winning nothing.

5.) 25 Jan 2018 23:28:29
i forgot to say what is the song you will never walk alone should have been you will never win the league again.

6.) 26 Jan 2018 00:27:16

So awful we went unbeaten.

7.) 26 Jan 2018 00:16:55
im a celtic and united fan daz, i've probably been a united fan for longer than you, united have been my english team for 40 odd years now, i only sing YNWA at Celtic park.

8.) 26 Jan 2018 01:09:11
GDS2 - You use your yard stick and I'll use mine mate. If I want to see a result I can open a paper.

9.) 26 Jan 2018 01:34:58
James 🤣🤣🤣.

10.) 26 Jan 2018 02:35:34
Dangerous to be criticizing the great JM James, especially after some career defining results against Derby, Burnley and Stoke recently. How quickly our fans forget the negative antics against better opposition and how difficult to watch a great many of our games have been - half the people on here were getting very worried about Jose just a few weeks ago.

The second he goes it will be all guns blazing, like with LVG, but for the time being the chequebook has been opened (AGAIN) and all is right with the world. That's why I want to wait and see, we have parked the bus against the top teams and have put on turgid displays against the weak teams (for the most part), but to most of our fans that justifies extending his contract now, how desperate we have become! Rewards handed out for average, is not what makes for a happy future, the carrot and carrot approach has served us so well for the past 5-6 years, may as well keep doing it!

11.) 26 Jan 2018 04:46:22
Or, we have been the best of the rest in a league where City have set a new benchmark.

Jose has been frustrated because his front 4 have been hit and miss (understandable given age) and now Sanchez will hopefully add a cutting edge and more importantly consistency to a very promising young attack.

Soak up the optimism Beast, the tide's a changing!

12.) 26 Jan 2018 04:54:17
Beast 🤣🤣.

13.) 26 Jan 2018 06:40:19
Red Man, I think we are making progress and I’m pleased any uncertainty has been removed but to suggest there wasn’t a major issue at Chelsea is a bit of a stretch. Quite simply the players stoped laying for him, or at least a lot of them did. The slide and then miraculous r covers after he left tells us an awful lot. We can only hope he learnt from whatever happened and it does seem we have a very happy camp right now.

14.) 26 Jan 2018 06:54:29

If you let the players run the club and by all accounts some at Chelsea were allowed to run moaning to the owner it will not end well. Can you imagine any players going over SAF’s head? No. If the manager is undermined it will fall apart and that goes for any manager.

It looks like it has started to happen again at Chelsea, maybe there was more to it than Mourinho.

15.) 26 Jan 2018 07:11:28
Perhaps it’s the owner who wants to get involved in “everything” that’s why it happened like it happened at Chelsea? So it’s a blessing in disguise when we have the Glazers not too many involved in the day to day running? It’s more professional like an American corporation than a private Russian local company 🤣🤣
Just my humble analysis.

16.) 26 Jan 2018 08:02:01
Personally Beast it is the fact that he has turned round a slide to Liverpool style mediocrity whilst challenging for and winning titles. Is the football beautiful- mostly no but we're getting better, his signings have improved us and suddenly everyone is venting bile at us instead of laughing. In short Jose has made us relevent again.

17.) 26 Jan 2018 10:14:42
I think we are somewhere in the middle between redman’s and breasts view. I think the new contract is a very shrewd and necessary step as it provides us stability for the first time since Sir Alex left. Now yes we have not played the most beautiful brand of football but it is clear to everyone in the football world that we have improved hugely in the last 18 months. We are attracting world class players such as Sanchez that would have only been a pipe dream 2 years ago. We are city’s closest challengers and and we have that good feeling back which I haven’t felt in years. We were in real danger of slipping into a Liverpool lull where we would have slipped into obscurity and mediocrity. And Jose deserves praise for stopping the rot and therefore has been awarded a new contract. For all our success and money we have spent since the Fergie years, our squad was terrible and unbalanced and Jose has worked to fix this. There is no other manager in world football that would have been able to turn us around as fast and efficiently as Jose has. He does not get the credit for improving players such as Lingard, martial, Jones and even smalling and young. Shaw is starting to show the potential we know he has. The football has not always been pretty but I’d much rather be in the situation that we are in now than say spurs, Liverpool or arsenal who are below us.

In short, Jose has done very well to get us to where we are and deserves a new contract. He looks happy the last month and it’s great to see. Football style must improve and I think it will so let’s just be patient and let Jose see out his contract. The club looks professional and organised for the first time in ages and that is great to see.

18.) 26 Jan 2018 10:42:29
*beasts’s view. Damn auto correct 😂^.

19.) 26 Jan 2018 11:31:01
Park the autofill comes in for “often used” words. 🤣🤣🤣.
By any chance you have been typing that word often? 🤣🤣🤣.

20.) 26 Jan 2018 12:19:31
Haha guilty 666 😉😂.

21.) 26 Jan 2018 13:20:07
Been eating a lot of chicken Park?



29 Dec 2017 10:12:36
Dont know how credible the talk is but the mention of Dybala and NOT so much Greizman is like a belated xmas present.




29 Jun 2017 18:29:12
One for the eds please:
rumours of inter requiring 30m or they would breach ffp by June 30th- if true what would / could be their punishment if they didn't raise it?


{Ed002's Note - This is the Manchester United page.}

1.) 30 Jun 2017 09:57:48
apologies ed 002 -.




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06 Jun 2018 09:47:47
alderwiereld- don't want to be mugged by Levi for a 29 yo with a bad injury but a stand out player
varane- think he'd be pricey but like his movement again he has had a few injuries
lopez- not seen much
skriniar the stand out for me but tbh JM might well pull another bailly out of the hat as he wasnt really at the front of the list when we signed him
we really need a quality cb as stated cheers dave / ed002 for info.




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16 May 2018 11:50:37
Pogthedog: "It was in one of our recent games Shaw burst forward and hit the post. " Sentence should end - and he was sent a bill for smashing it the fat sod!
Seriously if a 22 year old needs cuddles and kisses to motivate him to get himself into shape and play for one of the biggest clubs in the world, it shows his worth, 0.As for his ability, since his leg break he really doesn't commit to a challenge which is probably a physcological problem that we can understand but it could lead to further injuries. Cruel to be kind ;get rid.




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11 Apr 2018 10:09:34
MARTIAL's problem is Martial. Talent but gives the impression he only does what he thinks is enough which isn't always enough. If a deal to be had is better then let him go but not cheaply.




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07 Apr 2018 10:15:30
Its what some agents do- people with no talent, pushing talent, to make lots of money.
Ed002- if you could please; is there anything in the pipeline with EPL, FA or UEFA etc etc to try and control agents within a regulatory body or the like?


{Ed002's Note - I think you are over generalising. There are already significant regulations in place. I am not sure what problem you see with the process.}



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24 Mar 2018 16:46:51
The thing with Jesse is you know he will work on the pitch and not hide. He has proven this year that he has more in the locker than people thought imo but he had the beginnings of a good season couple of years back when he got ani injury early on at Swansea I think. Change of personel and management has not deterred him and I think he has saved us a good few bob on bringing in a n other player.





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14 Jul 2018 11:52:35
"We literally can't afford to have so many 7/ 10 or 6/ 10 players in the starting 11 as we have had in recent years. "

Totally agree but in the same context, chucking money like maddogs surely ain't the answer?
I reckon there's plenty of work being done that we aren't privvy to and players will go and some additions at what the club considers to be the right price/ terms. I really believe Pogba could move on and a n other 3/ 4 -blind, darmian, one of the current centre backs and martial if the moneys right. Sincerely hope that we stick to the rumour bandied about that we don't start buying 30+ year olds as sticking plasters or we will be in the same position next year and so on.




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28 Jun 2018 10:08:28
read all the posts, read most of the paper/ betting site crap and nowhere can i see fellaini confirmed as signing for us on a new or extended contract!

if its definately confirmed then fair play but until it is.




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27 Jun 2018 11:55:30
I hope this is paper talk :but if it is true then deal could be 1 year with a 1 year extension only triggered by the club that was mooted some time ago. can't blame the player really if its true - no one in their right mind would turn the club down.




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13 Jun 2018 17:42:21
had reservations regarding alderweireld and not sure on rose so if its true we've stepped away ;all good especially in relation to levy who is difficult to deal with and unrealistic in his valuations.
Would like skriniar as cb but we could be suprised.




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01 Jun 2018 16:33:59
Not bothered so much about the amount to get signed on but more the quality. Umtiti being mentioned but personally don't think it will happen and a feeling he could be bother, alderwiereld- how much service at his age taking fee into account- would like to see a punt on inters milan skriniar. Quality left back and those mentioned as probable would be a good window. Can see about six or seven going out, shaw, fellaini, smalling, blind, mata, darmian and possibly martial. If martial goes then i could see a big name forward on the cards.