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03 Jul 2017 11:35:00
On talk sport, Jim White is saying Rooney is off to Everton. I think he would do well there especially as he will be really motivated for his boyhood club. I can see Everton being a real force this season. Would you guys be happy if we got Ross Barclay as part of the deal.


1.) 03 Jul 2017 11:54:46
Everton a real force hahaha.

2.) 03 Jul 2017 11:57:10
Not in anyway. Ross Barkley is bang average, always has been. Why would we want him? Where would he play?

3.) 03 Jul 2017 12:07:36
I don't want anything coming back the other way in this one. Barkley is only rated as he is English - his talent will be wasted. He should be up there with Alli in performance levels.

4.) 03 Jul 2017 12:20:51
Don't know how true but I was told Rooney was lined up for a coaching role at Everton next summer.

5.) 03 Jul 2017 12:32:07
I'd let rooney leave for free, we had the best Rooney years a while back so let him go and end his PL career with Everton. Oh and no I wouldn't want Barkley either.

6.) 03 Jul 2017 12:48:44
I thought Everton were making decent steps last season. Signings so far been ok. I wouldn't write them off.

7.) 03 Jul 2017 12:52:56
If Lukaku was part of the deal then how would you feel?

8.) 03 Jul 2017 13:37:10
Probably the new driver Jred.

9.) 03 Jul 2017 13:47:30
Everton have a good manager and made some astute signings. They will push for a top 4 spot this season i suspect but i'd imagine they will come up short.
As for rooney going back there. It would be nice for him to play out his career for the team and club he loves. He has had a great career at united ultimately 3 years too long probably but he will leave with the thanks of all supporters ringing in his ears i'd say. i'm sure when he conned back to OT he will get a great reception from the fans who will look back and ignore the last few years and remember the good times.

10.) 03 Jul 2017 13:50:39
conned? Who has he conned ken? ;)

11.) 03 Jul 2017 14:46:23
Would thank Rooney for his service and let him go for free to everton. Big wages off the books, but wouldn't want Barkley everton fans don't want him .

12.) 03 Jul 2017 14:58:15
I'd definitely let him go for free, it's the sensible business decision. Nobody is going to pay for him and I don't even know what value he has as a footballer, it's commercially where a buying lcub would see the benefits. Big wage bill off the books too.

He should and will go down as a legend.

The only reason I can't see him going to Everton (other than wages) is because I really don't see how he will get in their team.

13.) 03 Jul 2017 15:27:52
I would straight swap rooney and or fellaini for barkley. Putting aside how good you think barkley is it would make finacial sense. In this market you could sell barkley on for at least 30m next year.

I agree with most that barkley has been overrated in the past but he isn't average. He contributed to 13 league goals last season that's more than most of our squad members managed.

14.) 03 Jul 2017 17:06:08
Hi all,
Thanks to the Eds as always.
Got a good old fashioned friend of a friend rumour for you.
My brother in law, his girlfriend's dad is an Everton fan and he has said today the Lu Lu Lukaku is heading to United. Can't say I believe it but as I've said before I'd be happy if that came off.

15.) 03 Jul 2017 19:07:56
I can see lukaku coming tbh. I personally think he would be a brilliant signing for us. Good old fashioned striker who has consistently scored goals in teams that aren't challenging for the league. i'm not saying everton are bad side but if he can get the goals there surely with a bit of a step up he's going to score more.

16.) 04 Jul 2017 11:39:22
I like Barkley, not sure he is good enough for CL level. Had the potential, but not kicked on, so I'd give him a swerve.

In terms of Rooney - my prediction is he will start off well for 3-4 games, then by Xmas he will phased out of the team when they realise he is not mobile/ capable enough for the way they play. If we can get away with not paying any of his wages then it's a phenomenal way to get out of jail. I'd let him go for free of course, in fact I'd let him go if they offered to send us Gibson, Phil Neville and Tim Howard as part of the deal, lol.




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05 Mar 2018 22:49:52
Even though Sanchez hasn't found his best form recently I hope we all back him. Also speaking of Sanchez he now knows what it's like to play with a bit of balls unlike Arsenal who are with rare exceptions spineless.


1.) 06 Mar 2018 02:31:19
He’s a tryer and Man Utd fans love a player like that, allways have so he will be backed no doubt and why shouldn’t he be, he has so many good attributes and I don’t wanna knock him because he’s such a good player but I really think his ball rentention spoils him. i get the fact he tries things others won’t but so often the pass he’s looking for is not even on and he’s forcing things. Definitely something he should look to improve on.



05 Mar 2018 22:31:25
So a fightback to recall how we always used to fight and often win at the death. That said why do we seem to be unable to start off at a high tempo. Also what has happened to our defensive play. We were so solid earlier in the season but at the moment we seem likely to ship goals every game. We really need to sharpen up for our weekend visitors.


1.) 05 Mar 2018 23:08:17
Smalling and Lindelof are arguably the worst of the 5 central defenders on our roster. Both seem to lack balance and poise, and be prone to desperate clearances even when there is little pressure, giving away corners when it could have been throw-ins, or throw-ins where it could have been a full clearance. They are made to look even worse when they are put under extra pressure by sloppy, slow, and disinterested midfielders ahead of them.

2.) 05 Mar 2018 23:42:48
Bit harsh on Lindelof, wheover Smalling plays with, plays poor.
Coincidence: i don't think so
Mystery: Maybe
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27 Feb 2018 20:53:19
Just watching the u23s lose to Villarreal. Two awful defensive mistakes by us. However what bothers me more is that like the first team there seems to be no leaders nobody driving the team forward. This doesn't bode well for the future progression I to our first team.


1.) 27 Feb 2018 22:28:55
The issue with them is they play with different team mates all the time.

In order for leadership to develop you need continuos relationship with your team mates and understand each other and neither of those happens as there is a lot of chopping and changes in our youth teams.

2.) 28 Feb 2018 00:07:34
Look at some of the players we have out on loan that would beef up that age group. The likes of Wilson and Mitchell. The thing about most youth teams is unfortunately one or two will break through in most cases. But look at our under 18 some promising players in there, Mason Greenwood is a name to remember.



25 Feb 2018 17:37:38
Listened to the match on the radio so it's not always the best indicator of a match. That's said Chelsea appeared to be far better than us first half and could have been 2 up at half time. We got the goal and picked up second half by the sound of this gs but this Chelsea team is a shadow of the ones that won titles and cups with regularity. I feared a loss today so am relived and surprised but one swallow does not make a summer and I still fear for our chances when playing against hard working aggressive and attacking teams like City Spurs and Liverpool.


1.) 25 Feb 2018 18:10:44
Spurs that took 89 minutes to break down palace. Yeah right.

2.) 26 Feb 2018 05:04:14
Yet they took less than a minute to score against us, so are we that poor or are palace that good?

3.) 26 Feb 2018 05:50:40
Yet we are second and they are 4th. Does that answer your question West Ham's manager. You seriously need to get over Moyes.



18 Feb 2018 17:52:51
Well done Rochdale.


1.) 18 Feb 2018 18:07:17
Agree. Ali the diver for the pen. No VAR? 🤣🤣🤣.

2.) 18 Feb 2018 22:49:43
Is Pochettino still better then Mourinho based on tonights show?




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15 Apr 2018 23:07:32
Ed 2 I totally an understand the concept of getting players to fit the team. I can understand City being interested in them but they have already have a very strong core bedded in. We don't. We need two fullbacks possibly another centre half and definitely at least one midfielder and wide player. City already have almost two players for every position. In some positions they have three choices! Ultimately though any team has to have a solid foundation to build on and a defined pattern of play which allows the players the confidence to perform to their best. We have neither. Winning last week just papered over the cracks. The good thing from today's loss is that maybe Jose gets the funds he needs to buy the players needed to get us back to where we used to be. I do not believe Jose is past it. The players today have to take the brunt of criticism. To play so poorly and without urgency and passion is not the fault of the manager. For all the faults he may have Jose would not instruct a team of his to play like that. The players need to man up and show some character.


{Ed002's Note - I really have no idea what you expect. You are underwhelmed because MC has better, I explain that four of these players are also interesting MC, and now the problem is that MC have more choices. What is it you are expecting?}



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15 Apr 2018 21:48:24
Thanks Ed much appreciated. Frankly though I am rather underwhelmed by most of the players you mentioned. Yes they are generally very good players but fee are what I would term truly world beaters. You can be sure City will strengthen and even if they didn't I don't think the players you named would make City quake in their boots. Additionally City are by and large a young team who will only grow stronger together.


{Ed002's Note - You have to have players who fit in the team and four of these are players MC are interested in.}



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18 Mar 2018 20:35:40
Martial is just another example of a young player who needs to be playing in a team which plays to his strengths. He is really good but being played out on the left wing is not going to let his talent shine. Round pegs in round holes. He is going to be awesome if he gets a central attacking role and with a team playing fluent quick football. Not the slow slow pass it a million times we are apt to at the moment.




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27 Feb 2018 17:54:19
Shame we missed out on Gaitan is he the new Sneijder?




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11 Feb 2018 22:15:21
Kev I think we are short of a top right back Tony V is good but not great. Our centre backs at the moment are nowhere near the quality of a Rio or Stam or Vidic and that's the level we have to get to. Up front we are blessed with talent but Sanchez played best cutting in from the left when he was at Arsenal. I'm midfield it's important to realise that we still have no Scholes replacement. Barcelona have Iniesta and City have DE Bryne and Silva. Without a conductor the team will not perform to its best as a whole. Because we lack that defensive solidity and midfield platform we cannot move forward like we should. Sanchez needs to roam free and I do think that Martial Lukaku and Rashford need to be selected according to the opposition we face. The other thing is that we still lack real leaders to drive the team on when needed. That apart it does bother me big time that Jose can't seem to rouse the players. today they looked flat. when Fergie was around they may have lost but lost with more passion.





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18 Apr 2018 23:48:10
I don't think effort alone should deceive you. It's about the end result that counts. Jimmy Greaves in his hey day barely moved from the penalty area but boy could he score goals. So if Pogba has a languid style but he affects the game positively for us that is what matters. Also to be fair to him if he had a really good midfield partner it would help him no end. The best teams have top pairs of midfielders playing close to each other. Think of our past teams. Today look at City Silva and DE Bruyne or Madrid Kroos and Moriches Barcelona had Xavier and Iniesta. Matic is great as a defensive shield but he plays too far away from Pogba.




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17 Apr 2018 09:19:53
Maybe in a fantasy world Utd could
if Jose only wants to stay a few years get Dyche in as assistant then he could learn about the club and develop under Jose and take over later. I did say in a fantasy world.




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14 Apr 2018 22:09:36
In many ways the vile abusive language at matches is just a reflection of how standards of respect and tolerance have fallen in society in general. So called comedians just have to utter the F word to get a laugh. Listen to people speak everyday and F word is commonplace. Robbery and theft is so prevalent that the police don't have the time to investigate properly. There has been a breakdown in dare I say good old fashioned values. This is because families are fragmented. We have a society where kids grow up not knowing who their father is because he is absent. They therefore have no role models or if they do its the wrong type. This is not to slight or offend the amazing efforts of many single parents but it cannot be a coincidence that there are so many problems in our society. I took my kids to a football match at Chelsea. They were 7 and 8 years old. The steward told them to take off their Utd scarves so as not to provoke Chelsea supporters. How perverse is that. Then during the match there was a torrent of four letter words from surrounding Chelsea fans. When I complained that there were kids present we were told to F off. The stewards were not interested when I complained. Contrast that to rugby matches and you see the problem. Football has to encourage fans to mix and it has to enforce a strict policy of no tolerance for foul and abusive language from the fans. It also need s to do more to encourage the next generation of fans. Having mixed family seating areas where young families of both teams supporters sit might be the way to start.


{Ed007's Note - Vote Tory! All these bloody single parents bringing their kids up to swear at football matches! They're probably paying for season tickets off their benefits as well! The filthy B@$tArds!!!!!!




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12 Apr 2018 08:44:20
He was very highly rated I like the fact he was prepared to go to our second tier league and prove himself.




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11 Apr 2018 23:19:31
It was a good decision by the ref. You can't put your hands on the back of your opponent and push thst player off balance to the floor. Benatia made a mistake. Definite penalty. Feel sorry for Buffon because it was his last chance to get a Champions League winners medal but had his forward been pushed he would have been screaming for a penalty. Secondly maybe the ref could have taken a more lenient approach to Buffon complaining but then again why should he tolerate being verbally harangued like that. Buffon should have realised his team had more chance of the penalty being saved or missed if he was in goal than if he was in the stands. one last point how much worse might it have been for Madrid if Dybala had been playing?