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15 Aug 2020 09:56:37
Quick one for Ed002 please.

Rumours of us being in for Saul again. Is this anything you are aware of? He can play on the right too which is a bonus if we finally see Sancho as too expensive, which he is.

Also, if rumours of Stevanovic are true, maybe Saul to cover the right and CM for a season before Stevanovic comes in next summer and then move to CM permanently?

Could be nothing in either rumour though of course.

Thanks in advance.


{Ed002's Note - Saul is not a winger. Saul would be a replacement for Pogba.}

1.) 15 Aug 2020 10:25:12
He played RW on numerous occasions last season and did pretty well from what I read at the time. I only remember as I always thought of him as a CM so was surprised. I didn't watch him myself so just going off what I read at the time.

{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of that - he has certainly played RM with Koke in the centre.}

2.) 15 Aug 2020 10:28:34
Saul is the perfect partner for Pogba and Bruno. We should be aiming to play them in the same side, not replacing one with another. What's the point.

{Ed002's Note - The point is Pogba wants to leave.}

3.) 15 Aug 2020 12:06:23
Atletico Madrid don't play with wingers and play a weird system. he's a centre midfielder and doesn't play right wing.

4.) 15 Aug 2020 12:41:28
If we could get Saul I would carry Pogba to his destination bare foot (me not Pogba) . I rate Pogba but Saul is the best of the best. Here's hoping.

5.) 15 Aug 2020 12:58:46
And again, what's the purpose, you get a good player and let a good player go (if Pogba wants to leave - fine) If Pogba goes, we need 2 good CMs. I don't think this should be United's idea. We have to keep our good players and add to them.

6.) 15 Aug 2020 11:14:08
Ed002, with Pogba still wanting to leave, do you see it being relatively likely that he signs a new contract soon and is then sold next summer?

Obviously, I don't know the costs involved but if sides such as Real / Juve etc were able to put in a reasonable bid for Pogba this summer and United can get Saul to replace him that is what we should do.

{Ed002's Note - Real Madrid are not in a position to buy him and Juventus would want to include a player or two in any transaction.}

7.) 15 Aug 2020 11:15:47
Maybe he is being looked at as a replacement for periera. One can but dream.

8.) 15 Aug 2020 11:18:32
I thought he was happy now. If he is leaving and we are getting class CM like Saul, then it's not an upgrade I think.

9.) 15 Aug 2020 11:25:45
It really is pathetic that you make a player stay whe he wants to leave. Let him go and replace him.

10.) 15 Aug 2020 13:42:37
It is well known Pogba wants out.

11.) 15 Aug 2020 15:39:36
Mad Hatter. If nobody puts in a reasonable offer, I don’t think it’s unreasonable at all to expect him to see out his contract. He agreed to it and is compensated pretty well.

Imagine your wife wants to move house but the only offer you get on your house is for £20 and a bag of Quavers. Would you be pathetic for turning down the offer even though your house is worth at least £50?

12.) 15 Aug 2020 16:02:26
Redseven, I'm going to throw this out there. You're not a home owner are you? 😂.

13.) 15 Aug 2020 16:31:33
Shappy, Quavers are worth a fortune.

14.) 15 Aug 2020 19:54:57
Saul is a better player than pogba.

15.) 15 Aug 2020 22:42:53
What does everyone think of buying Saul, and possibly Donny van der Beek and swapping Pogba for Dybala?
And then throw the sink at BVB for Sancho next year?
or not if Daniel James, Chong and Stevanovic habe delevoped enough to share the RW.

Should be a comparable outlay to Sancho, probably less wages then extending with Pogba and more depth in the middle of the park.

Obviously all depending on the players willingness to join us.

Let’s win the Europa League and go for this.

16.) 16 Aug 2020 10:09:39
If we could get Dybala, DVB and Saul, with Pogba out, I'd be happy with that. Doesn't seem likely though.



16 Jul 2017 20:31:18
Romero has signed a new 4 year contract. Number 1 if DeGea goes me thinks with Pereira as back up.


1.) 16 Jul 2017 21:18:26
You can't go from DDG to Romero, at a club like Man Utd, we need world class.

2.) 16 Jul 2017 21:23:32
I thought romero was looking at leaving due to wanting to be first choice keeper.

So does this mean that DDG may be on the move?

Obviously romero wasnt quoted saying that he wants to be first choice so its all just rumour.

3.) 16 Jul 2017 21:38:04
Wayne, out of available keepers, who is better than Romero?

4.) 16 Jul 2017 21:47:16
I think he deserves the contract and nothing more to read into it than that.

5.) 16 Jul 2017 23:14:14
I hope DeGea doesn't go, but if it is his wish to leave then I wouldn't be against Romero getting his chance, as I don't see any better out there that are available.

6.) 16 Jul 2017 23:25:49
personally if de gea does go I think schmeichel would be perfect for us.

7.) 17 Jul 2017 01:33:17
Dont see why anyone thinks we need a new keeper. Romero has conceded 10 goals in 28 games and helped us win the Europa League? I think that makes him more than qualified.

8.) 17 Jul 2017 07:37:54
Schmeichel is a good but not great keeper and all the very best title winning teams are built on a strong defensive base with a top top keeper. When teams face a top keeper they know they have to do something extra special to beat him and over the course of a season a top keeper has a huge input into winning trophies.

9.) 17 Jul 2017 08:28:28
What does world class even mean? Romero is Argentina''s No1 (a country with much better team than England) and has played in Copa Americas and World Cups. He's more than good enough if Dave wants to go home.

10.) 17 Jul 2017 08:51:37
Hart schmeichel etc are not an improvement on romero. Only 2 prem keepers i would consider as improving on romero is coutois and loris. Definately would prefer woody to concentrate on other areas.

11.) 17 Jul 2017 09:03:51
I'd be perfectly happy with big serge as #1.

12.) 17 Jul 2017 09:15:09
There's no way Romero is good enough to be our first choice keeper. If he was he'd have teams knocking the door down to sign him while he was sat on the bench. He looks nervous catching the ball and is only a couple of mistakes away from the masses turning on him.

13.) 17 Jul 2017 10:25:09
Romero is a very good goalkeeper. Who is available who is definitely an improvement? Donnarumma just signed a new deal and will be in Milan for at least another year or more. Oblak is unlikely to be allowed to leave for similar reasons for Atletico not selling Greizmann to us earlier in the window.
Ederson looks a great prospect but is at City now. Buffon isn't for sale and would never leave Juve now. Courtois won't leave Chelsea. Lloris won't be allowed to leave Spurs.

So name me a better goalkeeper than Romero who is available this summer?

He has a very good record with us, he is yet to lose a game having won 14 of the 18 games he has played for us. While only conceding 6 goals, and keeping 12 clean sheets.
He has played in a World cup final, Copa America final, confederations cup final and a Europa league final. He has amazing experience, has a great record and is settled in Manchester.

If DDG leaves this summer I don't believe there is a better replacement available. DDG is arguably the best keeper in the world everyone is going to be a step down.

14.) 17 Jul 2017 10:48:09
I agree with Brendan and Shappy. Although Off my head available keepers that i wouldn't mind seeing come in are
Yann Sommer
If fit Mattia Perin
Bernd Leno

From these 3, if Perin can stay fit, I'd say he will be the only one better than Romero, the other 2 I put at par. But this is just my opinion.

15.) 17 Jul 2017 10:53:18
Shappy, most players are available for the right price. Romero has kept clean sheets against minnows so I don't think there's much weight behind those stats.

I agree, any other keeper is a step down from DDG, does that mean we should go from 'best' to 'backup'? Any manager was going to be a step down from SAF but could we have got better than Moyes? Of course we could. We just chose the wrong man. Something we can't afford to do again when replacing arguably our best player.

16.) 17 Jul 2017 10:59:08
I can imagine that Mourinho may go with Romero this year if DDG does go, with Pereira as back up considering how highly Mourinho rates him.
He hadfaith in Romero at the end of last year so no doubt he would this year.
Allowing us to assess the pair of them and if not happy make a move for Oblak next summer.

17.) 17 Jul 2017 11:14:59
Okay Wazza name who you would buy and how much they would cost?

18.) 17 Jul 2017 11:20:56
There are a reason why Jose has been bigging up Joel Perrera recently and giving Serge the new contract. Dave is off home and good luck to him as he has been truly awesome. Let's get a big wad of cash for him, and take one of Real's players in exchange. Kroos or Bale please.

19.) 17 Jul 2017 12:22:39
If we could swap him for Bale, I'd be happy to play with a "backie"!

20.) 17 Jul 2017 13:10:51
Would'nt want De Gea to leave, but if he did I'd be happy with Romero for a season while we see if Perrera develops into a new number one.

21.) 17 Jul 2017 14:21:04
Didn't ed mention Handanovic?

Just to add, I think Romero deserves his chance if DDG leaves. He hasn't let us down.

22.) 17 Jul 2017 17:25:21
If it was me, I would use all the money to get Hugo lloris, world class and proven. And don't give me any crap about not being available (every player has a price no matter what) . Romero is a very very good number 2 but a decent number 1 at best.

23.) 17 Jul 2017 18:07:29
Shappy, it's really not difficult to find better goalkeepers than Romero because he's about average and as for how much anyone costs I don't really think any views on that matter any more.

24.) 17 Jul 2017 18:25:12
W8506 - Hugo Lloris is going nowhere, I guarantee Levy would have us pay roughly the same sort of figure for him as we would receive for DDG. And this "every player has a price no matter what" is very simplistic. I'm sure for the most part that statement is true, How much do you think Juve want for Buffon? How much would Madrid want for Oblak? Just because a player has a price it doesn't mean its a fair one.

Wazza - I refer you back to Shappy: Which Keeper would you buy and for how much? We have a keeper who has proven to be good for us, is happy playing for us, and doesn't want to leave! You say "hes a couple of mistakes away from the masses turning on him", well shame on those masses (would you be one of those? ), what ever happened to supporting a team.

MBD - Agreed.

25.) 17 Jul 2017 18:45:13
Is Lloris that much better than Romero tho? I've seen him make plenty of mistakes in games, so for me he isn't the upgrade on Romero that would be worth the premium he would cost. As I say, I'd give Romero the chance. Very good keeper, experienced, national number 1, played in lots of big games and finals. Not many out there better, and even few worth the stupid money it would take to get them.

26.) 17 Jul 2017 19:02:48
Wazza you keep telling me there are better keepers available but have so far not been able to name one. So come on who would you sign?

27.) 17 Jul 2017 21:42:09
I hope if we do sell ddg to Madrid then let's make em pay top dollar, they tried to shaft us over marata 80 mill yet reports suggest its only 62 mill to Milan, personally hope they tell em to swivel.

28.) 19 Jul 2017 05:06:38
What Shappy said!

Romero is class and I thought so from the his first game at OT.

C'mon Wazza tell us who we can sign who is better. We're waiting!



09 May 2017 20:39:01
Pogba transfer to be investigated by FIFA. Seems fishy this has been anounced 2 days before a Euro semi final.


{Ed004's Note - or it just happens to coincide with contract leaks? I'm guessing it's to do with Raiola's fee}

1.) 09 May 2017 21:08:02
Why does it have anything to do with Thursday?

Ed - am I right in thinking Raiola's fee was settled by Juve in the end, or is it not that simple?

{Ed004's Note - I am honestly not sure. By briefly looking at the leaks I think us, Juve and Pogba paid him}

2.) 09 May 2017 21:12:28
Over 40 mill was it? Absolutely bonkers.

{Ed004's Note - Apparently so}

3.) 09 May 2017 21:15:24
Well UEFA and FIFA don't really like the English do they? Nice little way to unsettle the favourites who happen to be English.

I like a conspiracy :-)

4.) 09 May 2017 21:23:32
We also settled a 2 mill debt of pogbas cough cough .
The fact raiola's is making 40 odd mil from the deal is a joke different form of 3rd party ownership .

{Ed004's Note - I thought Pogba paid Raiola 2 million?}

5.) 09 May 2017 21:44:56
I think it said united payed 2.2mil that pogba owed to one of raiolas company's.
Issues said to be conflict of interest he represented the player united and juventus .
Will all come out in the wash.



22 Apr 2017 22:05:57
DeGea's house has gone up for sale apparently. Let silly season truly begin 😃.


1.) 23 Apr 2017 07:43:07
Lol I heard he rented anyway. 😂.

2.) 23 Apr 2017 07:48:15
And pple don't believe he is going for £70m. Ain't no fire without a spark. Sad if true but we will survive. We are Man Utd.
Even if Arsene Wenger say we will crash without Ibra we will rise again. We will prove these jealous dumb buns wrong. Wenger just can't take it that Jose will be successful here. He'd wished he was taking over but unfortunately he is not qualified.
Things happened for a reason. Without Ibra Jose will be challenged to use all his brain cells and it will give opportunities to those who works hard for Jose.

3.) 23 Apr 2017 08:23:05
Ironically I think we will be better without ibra going forward because it gives us more flexibility. When ibra plays, we cater for him. Without him I think Rashford gets the nod at 9 and potentially we are a much more dangerous and potent front 4.

4.) 23 Apr 2017 09:05:14
I think Wenger needs to worry about his own team first before criticising others

Sad regarding Zlatan, but that's the harsh reality of football, just need to concentrate on getting Champions League football via winning the Europa League or finishing in the top 4.

5.) 23 Apr 2017 09:59:11
We should try to win the Europa for Ibra and let him and Rooney hold the cup together. Two greats.
Would then be nice to use that to slap Wengers mouth for talking too much. Better if we finish above Arsenal.
Also agree with angel that without Ibra our attack will have plenty of pace. So just need to focus on scoring accuracy.

6.) 23 Apr 2017 10:06:35
Ibra hasn't even been at the club a full season there are one or 2 who deserve to lift the cup before him.

7.) 23 Apr 2017 12:08:40
666 where did you read this whole ddg off for 70mn no one reliable is reporting it, also the house sale rumours come from ever reliable sun.

8.) 23 Apr 2017 13:34:59
News from Asia CSM. Betting contacts putting bets out.

9.) 23 Apr 2017 15:07:21
ohh, hopefully they aren't reliable, losing ddg would be a big problem.

10.) 24 Apr 2017 10:30:57
Maybe he's just moving to a new house?

11.) 24 Apr 2017 18:24:23
lol I love your optimism eric!



13 Sep 2015 08:37:00
LVG to sign a new contract, I know a few on here who'd be delighted with that, were it to happen.


{Ed025's Note - i know a lot who would not brendan..

1.) 13 Sep 2015 08:58:45
Surely not ed? I'm sure Beast, and the like, would be delighted!

{Ed025's Note - LVG is...moyes with money..brendan..

2.) 13 Sep 2015 09:22:53
I hope not. I'm not saying I want LVG sacked or anything but 3 years is enough. His role was to get us back in the CL and potentially challenge for trophies and by the end of next season I feel he will have accomplished that but alluding to a post Shappy wrote a couple of weeks ago, he has got rid of players who were perhaps not good enough and lowered the average age which means we might well have a bright future after his tenure. While we may have a bright future following some of the things LVG has done, he shouldn't be the one to manage us following the end of next season.

{Ed025's Note - its very easy to lower average age stats just buy 2 young untried forwards for squillions of pounds mate..

3.) 13 Sep 2015 09:39:21
I just can't see it, surely we can't be this incompetent. It makes me wonder if the decision makers watch the games.

4.) 13 Sep 2015 09:44:58
Well that's true Ed but he's looked to have a team where the majority of our squad are mid to late twenties and shipped out many players who most would say were not of the quality required. Look at Nani, Anderson, Cleverley, RVP, Rafael, Lindegaard, Evans etc. He's far from my ideal manager and he's made some daft decisions but I think he's done well in getting rid of players who shouldn't have even been there when he took over.

{Ed025's Note - he has done well in that department Rj, but i still dont feel hes the right man long term mate..

5.) 13 Sep 2015 10:20:37
L.E.G.E.N.D chaps, don't question it.

6.) 13 Sep 2015 11:42:44
I hope it happens personally.

7.) 13 Sep 2015 11:48:49
He's always been pretty vocal that he was going to retire after this contract - I don't think he'll change his mind.

8.) 13 Sep 2015 13:50:47
Ed it won't be long term he's just here to sort the mess out so the next chap has easier job

9.) 13 Sep 2015 15:50:41
Common 025, LVG is much better than Moyes. He knows the game inside out and doesn't look like a lost little boy that's out of his depth. His knack of upsetting and falling out with players is a little worrying, but aside from that I think he was and still is exactly what we need.

{Ed025's Note - i think he may be a short term answer prodigal, seems a bit set in his ways to me mate and not everyones cup of tea..

10.) 13 Sep 2015 18:52:48
May be the decision makers think that Giggs needs more time as someone's deputy. May be even Giggs was in favour of it.

11.) 14 Sep 2015 18:58:25
I think giggs needs to manage a smaller club before we ever consider him for the utd job.




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15 Jul 2022 19:11:57
I know it's usually not allowed to be positive on here, but looking at our squad and the 'possible' incomings I'm looking forward to the new season, especially if ETH can get the rest of the squad playing to at least 90% of their ability.

Yes we could do with a right back, and another CB, but if Martinez and someone like FDJ come in to add to Eriksen and Malacia, I'm excited by where the team and squad are going. With the chance to give the younger lads some time too, it could be a much happier season.

No we won't challenge City and Liverpool, but this season that is fine, we have just finished 6th and we were sh*t. Top four, good football and some direction with the playing staff and club I will take all day long if we can do it.

Midfield and forward options of maybe FDJ, Fred, McTom, Eriksen, Elanga, Sancho, Rashford, Martial and either Ronaldo or someone like Antony looks good for the new season, plus a few extra slots taken by some of the younger lads who look really promising.

It will be interesting to see how the season starts and if we can get some confidence and momentum in the early days ??????.


1.) 15 Jul 2022 20:48:04
Brendan, I'd include Zidane in there too, what a talent and showing maturity beyond his years already.

Maybe he's not ready, but from what I've seen, he could be, very quickly.

2.) 15 Jul 2022 20:57:04
Agreed Brendan. Super excited to trundle down to my local to watch the first game and wondering what the team will look like. Dunno who we’ll end up with out of Martinez / de Jong / Dumfries etc and curious what striker target we’ll move for if Antony doesn’t come off. I’d like to see more of a young targetman come in like Kalajdzic, this time next season CR7 will be gone so a young central player would be good.

3.) 15 Jul 2022 21:33:01
I know its only pre season but I've been impressed with what I've seen from both zidane and savage. They have been 2 of the standout players and seem to link up well.

4.) 15 Jul 2022 21:42:49
Angel what I love about these kids is they go out and give it there all

No fear to play they don’t shy away it’s a joy to watch.

5.) 15 Jul 2022 22:47:06
Yes it’s definitely a time to be more positive, especially with the youngsters getting a chance. Still need to temper expectations though as its only pre season and we have been here before.

PLUS……. We still have Maguire!

I could run quicker through thick custard with condoms on my feet!

6.) 16 Jul 2022 08:28:52
Keef do you have small feet or an extremely large todger?

7.) 17 Jul 2022 03:43:46
Chuckle! Very small feet!



18 Jun 2022 10:08:28
I think people are getting far too worked up about new incoming players. Yes we are linked to most players who are on the move, but most of these won't actually be targets, and haven't been mentioned by Ed002 at any point. Just because some random website mentions us, or a paper adds our name to a story to make people buy more copies of there made up nonsense, doesn't mean we are actually interested in that player. Half the players we have been linked to I have never even heard of.

In all honesty I'm sure the club will be having difficulty persuading any of the better players of the world to come to our club currently. We aren't the club we were 10-15 years ago, currently, which everyone knows, but then there are people still wondering why we can't sign this player or that player. We have lived off past glories for years, but those days are long gone now, and players want to sign a four year contract and know what they are signing up for, they can't do that at United going off the past 10 years.

People ask why City, Liverpool, Real etc can sign players quickly in the transfer window, or beat us to players who would vastly improve us, and the answer is that they are now at a different level to us, and players know what they will be getting going to those clubs. We just can't compete at present, people need to accept that and move on.

Throwing huge sums of money at players who we are then stuck with for years no matter how crap they are (Pogba, Martial, Maguire etc to name just a few), isn't the way to go. We need players who will improve us now and help us get to where we need to be, whilst promoting some of the best younger players. Top four is the first step and then build from there with next level players once they know where we are going and want to play for us for the right reasons. We aren't going to go from 6th to challenging for the title in a season or two.

Personally I would take a season of paying off the dross of the squad to leave (Martial, Jones, Pereira etc who no one wants to buy, and we don't want at the club) rather than try to make big signings or make the wrong signings. Then start properly building from next summer once we have a clean slate.

It won't happen but I think it would be a great way to truly reset and start again, even if next season is a difficult one, although at least we would have players who actually want to give 100% for the team and fans, rather than the sh*t we have had for years.


1.) 18 Jun 2022 10:25:20
I do get the point Brendan, but it is a banter site after all. You're right, random names are mentioned across the press/ media and everyone latches onto them then gets frustrated when they watch them sign for someone else. I don't have a problem with all that, it's part of the fun and games of a transfer window, especially arguably the biggest we've ever had. The frustrations were already high going into it, then eased with the appointment of ten Hag, only for. well, nothing to have happened since.
I dread to think what state we'd be in if we lost the dross and tried to get through a season without any signings. I imagine it could easily be a relegation scrap.

2.) 18 Jun 2022 10:58:10
Spenno I know it is a banter site, but the whining, moaning and verbal assaults on people who don’t agree with what others say isn’t banter, it bullsh*t. It’s the reason the Ed’s get p*ssed off and won’t give their insights into what is going on which then ruins it for others who come here for the right reasons.

And do you honestly think we would be any worse off without Martial, Jones, Pereira, Maguire etc in the squad? They basically offer nothing and most didn’t even contribute anything last season. What would we miss that a younger player couldn’t provide? Apart from them taking an extra 500k per week in wages for basically nothing in return? They are just a body on the pitch doing f all. A youngster could do that just the same but actually wanting to play and give 100%.

3.) 18 Jun 2022 12:20:21
That's two different questions really Brendan. I don't think we'd miss those players you mention (although I don't think Maguire is going anywhere any time soon) . But it depends what they're being replaced with. I think it's easier for the likes of an Elanga, Garnacho etc to come in and make an impact, but the further back the pitch you go I'm not sure we have youths who would be at the required level, especially in defence. The Prem isn't the place to be forced to play these kids every week which we would be in your scenario. It's the old catch 22 of needing to play to gain experience but ideally those would be occasional bit parts as opposed to having to alternative.

4.) 18 Jun 2022 12:34:54
Spenno I understand what you say, but we need a proper reset, we’ve p. ed about for too long with garbage players who aren’t good enough and are getting paid fortunes to do nothing.

Personally I would rather see a few young players given the chance to give 100% for the shirt rather than watch players like the ones I’ve mentioned again for another year and taking the p. It would mean a difficult season definitely but signing the wrong players will mean another difficult season anyway and with players who aren’t good enough still hanging around the club.

As I said, it won’t happen, but if it did I’d personally understand the decision to do it. I’m sick to death of players getting paid at least 2-3 times the average yearly wage for most people for doing one weeks worth of f all, and in many cases much more than that. When you get paid that much money, not giving 100% every minute that you are on the pitch is unacceptable, and supporters in the ground etc should point that out to players even more than we already do. Loss of form and injuries happen, lack of interest and effort in inexcusable.

5.) 18 Jun 2022 13:34:41
Well we definitely agree on that. Footballer's wages are a disgrace. The nonsense about it being a short career etc don't stack up. These guys could buy a house in one week that most of us spend decades slaving for.

6.) 18 Jun 2022 13:53:18
I've no issue with their wages I have to say.
They are huge but fair play to them.

7.) 18 Jun 2022 14:17:47
They are earning what they can, good luck to them.

8.) 18 Jun 2022 14:36:58
So you are happy for Martial to earn what he does and giving absolutely f*ck all back? Seriously?

Yes I agree that if it is there for them to take them they will, but should they not earn it, even a little bit?

9.) 18 Jun 2022 14:51:37
Bren I'm not paying him.
He wouldn't work for me but i don't begrudge him because someone is stupid enough to pay him.

10.) 18 Jun 2022 15:53:43
Only worth what someone is willing to pay in football.

11.) 18 Jun 2022 15:58:30
I am with Ken on this, it isn't Martial's fault we offered him all that money is it?

The blame lies with the fools who offered or agreed to pay him that, these are the people who blame lies with.

12.) 18 Jun 2022 17:36:52
Sorry guys but the whole ‘don’t begrudge him as we are willing to pay it’ nonsense is crap. You are basically forgiving and writing off his total lack of effort for the team, and respect for the club and fans by saying it. Yes he will take it if offered, and we were stupid to offer it, but he is collecting a fortune whilst giving absolutely nothing at all to the club or fans and that should be unacceptable to any united fan, and not met with the nonsense spouted above, no matter if he was offered it or not. I don’t think we said ‘here sign this contract and take this vast sum of money every month, but don’t worry about doing anything to earn a single penny of it’.

We should be getting him out of the club by any means necessary. There are others that need to go along with those that already have, but Martial is top of any list of players who need to leave as quickly as possible. The only issue is that no one will want the useless tw*t.

13.) 18 Jun 2022 18:11:02
It’s not forgiving him Brendan. But we will struggle to get rid due to his wages.

But if someone offered you 250k a week for 5 years. Or you got another offer of 100k a week for 5 years we all know which one you take.

14.) 18 Jun 2022 18:12:13
Exactly Brenda's I have been saying that about him since day 1.
But nobody wants him at the money he is on.
I Don't begrudge him his salary it's really none of my business. You get people like him in every profession.
He has a talent he never made the most of. I hope we find a buyer but we will need to pay him off is my thinking.
If he is still here and eth gets more out of him then as much as I dislike him as a player it's irrelevant.
What players earn is irrelevant to me completely.
I'd expect the same effort from a kid out of the academy as I do a guy earning 260k a week. I don't expect anymore effort from the guy earning 260k. You either apply yourself fully or you don't.

15.) 18 Jun 2022 19:02:47
I would take the higher offer and give 100% Caolan. If Martial did the same I would have no issue or argument.

I only begrudge it if players take the p*ss. If the money is in the game and players EARN it then so be it, that is how it should be. However we have a lot of players who certainly don’t earn it and are taking the p*ss and that is the issue. Martial is number one on that list.

16.) 18 Jun 2022 19:20:20
You’re taking it all very personally Brendan. Martial being a below average footballer is not him slighting you individually in any way. Good luck to the chancer, we play him 250k a week! Let that sink in. It’s crazy.

17.) 18 Jun 2022 21:34:48
He’s a ? ? Brendan.

{Ed014's Note - and that’s being polite!

18.) 18 Jun 2022 22:56:38
I’m not taking it personally in the slightest, as others have said, it’s not my money. It does however tie up a big chunk of wages, and a squad place. This hurts the club and possibility to strengthen as needed, all for a lazy little rubbish.

The thing is Eric, he is a very good footballer, but only when he can be arsed, that’s what is so annoying, because he can never be arsed.

If he was garbage but tried I could accept that and blame the club 100% for giving him such stupid wages, however it is all due to him being a disinterested, lazy b end as Caolan illustrated so well ?.

Hopefully the club have learned but I wouldn’t hold my breath.



19 Apr 2022 18:05:39
I wasn't going to watch the match tonight as I'm bored of watching the dross being served up each game, and because I can only see a heavy beating this evening. However I will put it on to begin with at least as it will be nice to see the mutual mark of respect for Ronaldo in the 7th minute of the game. It doesn't happen too often but helps restore your faith in humanity when it does, especially with so much crap going on in the world.

I hope I am wrong about the match and result part, but I doubt it with the players currently at the club and their lack of any sort of effort or fight ?.




20 Nov 2021 18:46:03
So those who wanted Ole to go may now get their wish, which gives me no pleasure what so ever. He helped to give me one of my lifes top 4 nights back in 1999, and I won't apologise for not celebrating when the day comes that he gets sacked.

Do I feel that he is in above his head? Unfortunately yes.

But do I feel that he helped the club massively at a time when things were truly truly awful? 100% yes, and "fans" have very short memories when it comes to how bad things actually were.

Finally do I feel that the next manager that comes in will fare any better? Nope.

The club is a mess from top to bottom, and as a Manchester lad who has grown up and lived and breathed it my whole life it hurts. I sat there at Old Trafford watching the Liverpool and City games and they were painful to watch, but what was even worse were the things that people were saying and shouting, the vast majority aimed at the manager. I wasn't as embarrassed by the performances as much as I was listening to the words coming out of United "supporters" mouths.

Anyone that thinks a change in manager will solve the problems is either daft or deluded. The club is run by business men, not football men, and until they bring in some football men in positions above the manager and coaches, then we will go no where and bounce from management failure to management failure.

The players also need to take a long hard look at themselves. Most are not fit to wear the shirt on the attitude and performance that they have been putting in. They are a disgrace and I wouldn't care if 90% of the squad was allowed to find a new club in January, the problem would be finding anyone who wants them, and would pay what the business men agreed to pay them. I'm 100% sure that the vast majority would have no one interested in them from the performances we have seen, which says a lot.

Anyway, reply to this however you want, I really couldn't care less. Also enjoy what some will see as a victory once it happens, but I will await the exact same people on here in 18 months time unhappy with things as they are then too. And I can guarantee that it will happen as nothing but the manager will change, and that is not enough to turn things around properly.


1.) 20 Nov 2021 18:50:06
I am happily both daft and deluded if that is what it takes to be happy to see the clown trashed. If 99 was one of your happy nights, this will be mine when he is thrown out.

2.) 20 Nov 2021 18:57:18
Great Post Brendan, typical reply too. Sensible discussion has no place on here any more.

3.) 20 Nov 2021 18:57:50
Brendan I was one of the keep ole in brigade, I've got a lot of mates as united fans and they were all ole out and I always stood firm but after todays mess I think it's time he goes, i felt sorry for him in that end of game interview he looked like he was going to cry. but now is the time for him to leave, if he loves this club he should resign and hand over the reigns. i get being badly beaten by the scousers and City, but by Watford.

4.) 20 Nov 2021 18:59:09
People need to stop using there love for the player ole and the manager ole, they are 2 different people

Player ole will always be a legend but manager ole, althlugh he has made many positives come back to the club he is a terrible manager and coach, anf that goes for carrick and mkenna aswell they all need to go.

5.) 20 Nov 2021 19:03:31
Good post Brendan. But there in lies the problem with a lot of fans 'He helped to give me one of my lifes top 4 nights back in 1999'.

Unfortunately sentimentality should never ever have come into it.

Adiós Ole, glad you're going. I think you set us back another couple of years.

6.) 20 Nov 2021 19:05:44
Brendan. Interesting post and I take no pleasure in the fact that our club is i disarray at present. Do I hate Solskjaer, no way and no one on here hates Solskjaer the man, the guy was and is and will always be a legend.
The Club is run badly from a footballing side, but I recently posted about all the coaches United have in place at present. All of them including Solskjaer have underachieved massively. And who selected the first team coaches, Phelan and Carrick? It was solskjaer who chose them. And they have all been a disaster.
Next manager will have a huge job to turn this club around, and he may not succeed, but we have to try.
Lastly how many of our youth players has Solskjaer promoted and tried out? You know the answer to that question. And how may players has Solskjaer actually improved? I think you know the answer to that question too.
This is a hard profession, there's no room for sentimentality. We have to move on. The Club is bigger and more important than any player or manager.

7.) 20 Nov 2021 19:07:03
What is so sensible about your post then AJH? isn't it the typical poking from you?

8.) 20 Nov 2021 19:21:23
I think most missed the actual meaning of my post, maybe it was them getting over excited at the impending departure.

It wasn't that I feel he should stay on as manager, as I confirmed when I said I feel he is in over his head, it was that I won't celebrate his departure like a lot unfortunately will and that changing managers will do absolutely F all without major changes throughout the club, but that won't be happening so enjoy what will be a short lived excitement.

9.) 20 Nov 2021 19:23:50
Just wait until we appoint Rodgers! I wonder what vitriol we can look forward to when the failed Liverpool manager becomes the next failed Utd manager. If we can’t be civil towards a Utd legend then Rodgers has absolutely no chance.

I hope it doesn’t happen but only at Utd can we call our manager utterly useless and incompetent then appoint someone who’s finished below him for two seasons in a row and despite a disastrous start Ole is still above him now and they’ve conceded just as many goals.

{Ed0666's Note - extremely pertinent points you make

10.) 20 Nov 2021 19:24:41
About time he's gone. Just shows the amateur nature of the club by not doing it a week soiner and giving the new guy some time with the players.

Ole the player is a different bloke to the manager. You need to be ruthless in this game. Ole has been holding us back for too long. Tuchel shows what a half decent coach can do after taking over from another amateur. He should never have got the job but again, the idiots up stairs acted too quickly after a catchy song. i'm not sorry to see him go i'm just sorry it had to end like this.

11.) 20 Nov 2021 19:36:22
UA, read the other replies, then read yours.

12.) 20 Nov 2021 19:45:53
One thing is for certain, he will go down as our worst ever manager. Upwards and onwards from here, hopefully.

13.) 20 Nov 2021 19:47:05
Graham Souness is remember very fondly by Liverpool fans and it won't be because of his stint at manager or his personality.

Ole will remain a club legend for his playing days. Sadly as a manager he wasn't up to the task despite his best efforts.

Let him go, try and be respectful as you only really show yourself up when you're not, and move on.

Brendan, like you I doubt we'll see any real success until changes above the manager happen. Hopefully we are wrong, sadly I expect we'll be proven right.

14.) 20 Nov 2021 19:54:50

Spot on post. I can see the club doing exactly that.

15.) 20 Nov 2021 19:58:41
Shappy, this squad, with the right manager, will compete regardless of the board or people above.

You change your opinion every few weeks now so I'm sure in a year or two should we win a trophy you'll be telling us all how you knew that getting a top manager would mean competing and winning trophies. You'll have written so many posts come that time, most people will forget ?.

16.) 20 Nov 2021 20:35:02
Angel, and therein lies the problem. "With the right manager" the incompetence above them won't matter. So you say. But with the level of incompetence how can we be sure that the next manager will be the "right" manager?

17.) 20 Nov 2021 20:48:31
Shappy I agree and disagree I think we won't sustain sucess until the root from the top is removed but at the same time if we actually manager to get a top manager in which we haven't done since fergy then I think we will be but ultimately we need a top manager not one that was good 10-15 years ago like van gaal and mourinho.

18.) 20 Nov 2021 22:20:25
It's a sad day for solskjaer the club and the fans.
Bit if it happens then we move on and try to improve.



29 Aug 2021 19:42:40
DeGea is still a better keeper than Henderson will ever be in my eyes. Yes he has his faults as do all keepers/ players but I wouldn't swap him for Henderson in a million years. No way is Henderson an upgrade now or ever. DeGea was a better keeper at the same age as Henderson is now and he still is.

For me Henderson would be the one to leave and I'm sure we would have interest from mid to upper league teams.


1.) 29 Aug 2021 19:47:24
Two world class saves in 2 games.
Credit to De Gea for returning early to preseason and getting down to work.

2.) 29 Aug 2021 19:48:39
With you on this one.

3.) 29 Aug 2021 20:17:37
Why do we always have to pit our players against each other. Henderson is a very good keeper as well.

4.) 29 Aug 2021 20:26:59
That's the nature and whole being of top class sport. They are fighting for one place they have to be pitted against each other caolan.

5.) 29 Aug 2021 20:55:45
Caolan they got to be pitted against each other because neither will be happy to be no2 keeper. DDG is in his later years and will still want to play regularly, and Henderson is coming into his prime who will want to be starting most weeks. Neither can have that at Man Utd.

DDG in my opinion is still ahead of Henderson and a much better option to stick by. Henderson could bring a pretty penny with the rumoured interest of Spurs and Chelsea I believe. And as many of you like to point out DDG has his lapses. as does Henderson.

Cash in would be my choice.

6.) 29 Aug 2021 22:06:44
Yes DDG is the better shot stopper but he never commands the penalty area. All opponents know he is loathe to venture off his line for corners or free kicks. He is no schmeichel or Van Der Saar. Whether Henderson can get to their levels is debatable and frankly so far I am not inspired to think he can. We need a better keeper. Donnaruma would have been perfect.

7.) 30 Aug 2021 10:29:18
I mean by fans. If you prefer one, the other has to be run down.




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15 Aug 2022 18:07:19
Immobile? He’d fit in with the rest of the squad at least, none of them bother to move either.


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11 Aug 2022 13:57:06
Let’s look at it from his perspective. He is at Barcelona and according to reports is happy and settled. He doesn’t want to leave, and he is also under no obligation to take a drop in wages. So if he is happy with being at Barcelona, will be getting his full wage and champions league football, why would he come to United?

We have been crap for years, beaten at home in the first game of the season, still can’t get transfers right and will be playing in Europe on Thursdays. What do we have to offer any of the better players currently?

Unless you are late in your career and looking for a final big pay day or supported United as a child etc then we aren’t an option currently. We all need to accept that.

There are at least 3 clubs in England, Spain, Germany and probably Italy that players would prefer to join career wise currently, plus PSG in France.

What we need to do is either blood the youngsters and hope that a good few can step up, or buy players who can be a team and are at a level to get us back fighting for top four again, and once that is cemented and we are going in the right direction then start trying for the players that the top clubs can and are signing.




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09 Jul 2022 14:25:41
I think Shaw is sweating as he ate far too many pies and burgers after the season ended and he now has to move his big fat ar$e a bit.




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30 Jun 2022 17:58:23
I’d take him as a back up 100%.

I would also sell Henderson once he has a season on loan and does well. From what I have seen I don’t think he is level required to be our number 1 in the long term, and won’t want to play back up to anyone, which is fair enough, I respect that totally.




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03 Jun 2022 18:14:01
Without DeGea for the past 6 years or so we would have been mid table and below for the majority of it. Maguire needs to f*ck off the useless lump.





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14 Aug 2022 11:08:45
Play them against Liverpool and then drop 90% of the team for the following games. Can’t throw a bunch of younger lads under the bus against Liverpool, it would be unfair.

ETH knows how bad this is now and he needs to take it into his own hands and show everyone above him at the club that this team needs replacing end of. He will end up losing his job anyway when we are bottom of the league come Christmas, so he might as well take drastic action. Piss the players off who cares, 99% of the fans will be on his side and will back him and that is what is needed to make meaningful change, otherwise the same players will continue to call the shots and bring this once great club to its knees further until we get relegated.

I’m already done with watching them this season, took me a good few months to get to this point last season. I have no time for players who don’t care and don’t give 100% for the fans.

Sell them all for anything we can get and start again, bring the kids in along with the new signings and anyone the manager feels he can rely on, which won’t be many.




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13 Aug 2022 22:20:57
Spot on WYred. Couldn’t have written that better myself. We are garbage. Players need to step up or fck off. I’d rather they all just fck off personally.

We will be back, but it is going to continue to be a painful ride for quite a few seasons yet.




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12 Aug 2022 18:21:59
I have to say it looks decent, I don’t like the collar on the home shirt or the v neck on the white one.

We’ve had much worse, think zebra, pink, weird light blue thing last year etc.




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22 Jun 2022 12:48:01
I’d take it if it also meant paying off Martial, Jones etc to get them out of the club and have a proper squad clear out and refresh. No players in the squad who will cause issues, who can’t be arsed or don’t have a future as they aren’t good enough, then play the players who have a future and some youngsters for a season.

I said I’d be happy with this ages ago when speaking to friends, even if it meant a bad season league position wise, although I don’t think it would be any worse than what we have seen this past season, and there would be a reason and direction to it at least.




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20 Jun 2022 18:25:44
I’d do a straight swap, we’re either stuck with Martial as no one wants him, or could give Werner a go. Chelsea aren’t that stupid I’m sure ?.