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03 Oct 2018 09:46:45
Sly sports report- (probably100% lies) that we turned down a bid for pp of 45m + mina and gomes from Barcelona in the summer. Also reported that player part ex was dismissed by the club from I think ed002- I think this might be the only solution or method of getting the underperforming/ big wages of the books whilst still bringing in new blood. PSG appaently interested with Rabiot wanting out, they also have the likes of Verrati, cavani . Might be time for ed to change the negotiation tactics.

cookyman

{Ed002's Note - This is where there is a major stumbling block. The only way it would be financially possible for PSG would be if Neymar or Mbappe were to leave - and they needed a replacement for Marco Verratti - but Mino has other ideas in any case. Barcelona's problem is simple, wages. They can fund the purchase but they are maxed out on wages and that is one of the reasons they will look to include players in any major deals. Their problem does not go away easily unless they can move Suarez on and perhaps offload Messi to a retirement in Orlando. Juventus are looking to continue their "growth plan" and would take Pogba if they can assure themselves he will excel, and they can address the financial needs which will include moving a couple of high end players on. I would not discount them but he is not top of their list.}


1.) 03 Oct 2018 11:17:58
cheers ed002 for the rapid response. I always thought the wages a fees would end up being a major stumbling block with transfers and it obviously is. Thanks for the detailed answer, have a great day.

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}


2.) 03 Oct 2018 13:21:45
I would take Either of Rabiot or Pogba Plus cash for Pogba at this minute. However, tomorrow is a different day.


3.) 03 Oct 2018 13:37:32
Rabiot or veratti I meant lol.

{Ed002's Note - Rabiot will be out of contract in the summer and neither are of interest to the club right now.}


4.) 03 Oct 2018 16:35:10
Thanks for the heads up Ed.


5.) 03 Oct 2018 22:58:45
Do not rate Rabiot. He never dominates a match which is what we need.


 

 

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.

cookyman

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.

cookyman

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
Cookyman,
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
Cookyman,
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?

cookyman

{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?
cheers

cookyman

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


1.) 31 Jul 2015 09:39:14
CHEERS ED 004


 

 

 

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03 Oct 2018 11:28:14
Move on to the Newcastle game now guys. Another team who are all over but always seem to up their game against us! We must have pace up front particularly against yedlin and dummet we can get something with rash and martial. There danger comes from shelvey if given time and Rondon who is a big lad and could bully our cb . Sincerely hoping we can get 3 points, especially as I'm surrounded by bloody geordies!

cookyman

1.) 03 Oct 2018 11:55:29
I don’t think teams necessarily up their game against us anymore. Simply a case that our strategy of sitting deep when not in possession allows the opposition to play football. When you give a team time and space of the ball, they’re bound to look better than usual.


2.) 03 Oct 2018 12:25:08
Totally agree Danny.


3.) 03 Oct 2018 12:32:48
And when you attack with minimal numbers in predictable ways, it's obvious for intelligent managers to combat it. I imagine very few of us would put money on us beating Newcastle speak volumes for me.


4.) 03 Oct 2018 13:42:13
pointless having pace on the pitch if we play so negative.

we have pace all over but never play the type of football to take advantage of it.


5.) 03 Oct 2018 14:36:15
Danny - if the geordies round here are to be believed it is the pinnacle to their season- still stuck in 1996 -'I'd luv it if we beat them, luv it"
Must admit I have an alter reason to be optimistic - I have managed to get tickets to take my 10 year old to his first home game.


 

 

27 Sep 2018 12:01:25
On a positive note- Scousers are out of the competition as well.

cookyman

1.) 27 Sep 2018 13:26:59
Their season is over then, they won the league in August ;)


2.) 27 Sep 2018 15:59:21
When our season resumes itself if Scousers win or loose, it means we are in deep *!

But hey, as long as they don't win does not matter if we do!


3.) 27 Sep 2018 17:26:31
smp- calm yer tits man! its a bit of light hearted banter. This site has had its fair share of negativity of late.


 

 

08 Aug 2018 12:37:28
IF, Martial does end up staying this window, can it be assumed he has signed a contract or extension? Reason is I thought he had just over 1 year to go and surely wouldn't think the club would let him run it down . Apologies if I have read it wrong
Ps I have used the search but haven't found anything.

cookyman

1.) 08 Aug 2018 12:41:27
im sure we have the option to extend for a further year.


2.) 08 Aug 2018 12:53:37
Sincerely hope so Bolger -.


 

 

29 Jul 2018 15:22:26
what are peoples thoughts? - are we not getting players in because they a0 don't want to play for the club, b0 they don't want to play for JM or c0 a bit o both.
We appeared to be the club in EPL that players would aspire to but no longer. It surely can't be money as we reportedly pay over the top in fees and wages so it must be something else.

cookyman

{Ed002's Note - Players will go and palyers will arrive. You are seeing problems that don't exist.}


1.) 29 Jul 2018 15:43:54
Ed002 - fair play that players will come and go but recruitment is obviously not going smoothly, and was simply asking an opinion not giving one. After all it is a banter page.

{Ed002's Note - In what way is it not going smoothly - what are you expecting?}


2.) 29 Jul 2018 16:07:47
Don't see any need to panic. I still think 2 or 3 will come in and 2 or 3 more will leave.
Only 3 or 4 players on this tour that will start more than 10 games all season.
As ed002 says takes jose's comments with a pinch of salt.


3.) 29 Jul 2018 17:04:01
Buy 1 maybe 2 more that would give us 3/ 4 new players which is about par for the course.


4.) 29 Jul 2018 17:21:09
ed002- simply my opinion that JM would have liked to have incoming/ outgoing players sorted prior to preseason and that hasn't happened in the way he would of preferred. Granted the world cup and transfer window closure date could be viewed as being hindrance factors.
Regarding expectations- it is the norm to be linked to almost every player on the planet by each and every media outlet but it has been expected by many, indeed on this site also, that the primary positions for strengthening in this window would be cb, and lb. Up till now, we have, an injured rb, a 3rd choice keeper and a midfielder who was involved in the world cup. It could be argued that luke shaw has been given another chance but it still leaves the lb and rb light with young not back and valencia injured. Regarding cb, then rojo out, jones has probably a doctors appointment for a sicknote this week then it doesn't fit to the brief of defensive strengthening we thought would happen. You could and quite rightly say there is still time to bring in players which was never in dispute, but the banter question again was about attracting top players to the club.

{Ed002's Note - So if it is not possible to agree moves for incoming and outgoing players in the first couple of weeks of the transfer window would your preference be to keep trying for what you want or pick up some random players who are easily available?}


5.) 29 Jul 2018 18:18:35
Spot on ed sign the players the make your team better not just buy for the sake of it, I'd rather give jose some leeway and make him play players such as tuanzebe mensa Chong gomes or some of the other young talent then buy players not of the quality needed that's why we have the problems were having now.


6.) 29 Jul 2018 19:07:24
ed002- RTP that was neither said or implied!
Yourself and others give valuable snippets of info to the many fans who come onto this site but apart from a select bunch nobody knows the full extent of what has gone on or is likely to. You have read more than was meant into my original post and replied accordingly. It is accurate that jm wanted players in early and it hasn't happened;fact. Over the years not all but several players would not hesitate if given a chance to play for utd (other sides had this also) so maybe if there were more options you wouldn't have been so dismissive in your response after all we can't always get it right, can we?

{Ed002's Note - Clubs will try to avoid selling players until they have a warm feeling about having replacements. I cannot believe how naive a view you seem to have. The club is doing what they can but they have to work within constrainst and one of those is the need to stay within FFP rules and another is to protect the financial future of the business.}


 

 

24 Jul 2018 12:45:47
Morning all.
Seems a lot of doom and gloom around at the moment but trying to be optimistic- still 16 days to go so players could be coming in and leaving;stay positive. Things that will be are out of control and tbh the squad is far from being the poorest in the EPL is it. Could be worse, imagine benitez at newcastle for instance- a decent club with respect to fanbase, revenue and Fat ashley has given the fans/ manager nothing at all. FGS I walked near the ground last week and nearly got a contract, so really all will be good.

cookyman

1.) 24 Jul 2018 14:36:48
I believe that Liverpool were looking for groundskeepers alright lol.


 

 

 

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03 Oct 2018 11:17:58
cheers ed002 for the rapid response. I always thought the wages a fees would end up being a major stumbling block with transfers and it obviously is. Thanks for the detailed answer, have a great day.

cookyman

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}


 

 

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08 Aug 2018 15:45:40
After tomorrows deadline we still have 3 weeks of wondering if any of pogba, martial + others will be sold; The club doesn't have to sell players on so we haven't been held to ransom at this time and although we ain't moved that far forward we haven't gone back from last season as we have replaced carrick with Fred. It isn't ideal but fingers crossed there is something in the pipeline which the eds have indicated there could be.

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07 Aug 2018 12:50:27
Sailor - you never know Levi might insist on smalling/ shaw going the other way . heres hoping :)

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26 Jul 2018 09:41:25
Agree shappy but would add thatwe go for someone who can give us service for a few seasons so no 29/ 30 + year olds.

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19 Jul 2018 10:06:21
Tbh Beast I don't think its not a bad list- unlikely but not bad. To anyone who thinks Pogba should be kept at all costs, -its not the fans doing that he has been offered to other clubs so let's get realistic!
I think martial would command more, as would shaw and getting rid of 3 cb is a bit risky in 1 window but mata - age, lack of game time and possible last big contract - deserves it; herrera not the player of 2 seasons ago.
players in, I think sandro could be on, savic would think would be more money but the positions identified are probably thiose that we need to get in. Still 3 weeks to go folks so who knows?

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06 Nov 2018 17:55:09
agree we have some decent personel and indeed the changes could work but I think the confidence and mental attitude of the players is at such a low level that more than a formation change is needed and there is no fast fix. I do hope/ wish we can turn it around quickly but if we only play 45 mins against Juventus or/ and city we are toast and even with wins in the last 3 epl games under our belt any improvement is fractional.

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06 Nov 2018 14:57:22
DLIb - your points are well put without the realisation that several of the players may not be there in the summer but its possible a couple could be gone in January. Sanchez and Pogba being touted around and Martial DDG and Herrera not signing extensions, could prove costly for replacements and the process starts again.

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30 Oct 2018 17:43:34
cheers for the clarity re pogba ed002 - my intention was to put forward that players move for all manner of reasons, some logical and others maybe not so and that the movements will continue to throw up surprises:)

cookyman

{Ed002's Note - You need to see players as tiny transient snapshots in time. A few will stay for the duration but most will not.}


 

 

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30 Oct 2018 15:00:49
dont know what's in the kitty and what'll hapeen in the jan window, but a good bit of business could be getting £500k allegedly a week off the wage bill.

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30 Oct 2018 14:58:05
FZZ- maybe because of a certain superstar coming to town- and money?
why did pogba come back to utd when he left feeling he wasnt treated right? footballers can be as fickle as streetwalkers mate.

cookyman

{Ed002's Note - Pogba orginally left on the advice of two individuals - it was not related to "feeling he wasn't treated right". He returned because the other interested sides (at that point down to two) would not agree the overall asking price (not just the transfer fee, as that was not an issue). It was a mistake and his career has not progressed since.}