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05 Jul 2018 09:34:57
Papers now linking us with Shaqiri.

Him and Shaw would be unstoppable in the cafeteria.

1.) 05 Jul 2018 11:33:52
If Shaw got in first. There would nothing left in the cafeteria.

2.) 05 Jul 2018 11:49:42
I’d say they both try to go through at the same time, and just get stuck.

3.) 05 Jul 2018 12:29:46
Leave the jokes, guys. For 12mln tell me a better quality right winger who happily will be a squad player. And do not forget that we are playing without right wing for years.

{Ed001's Note - happily be a squad player? He left Bayern because he refused to be a squad player.}

4.) 05 Jul 2018 13:09:07
I mean his career has been a litany of failed auditions at big clubs. He ended up at Stoke where he put in no effort. That’s about his level - struggling EPL club where he can get by on natural ability without having to work.

5.) 05 Jul 2018 13:22:55
Not sure he wanted to leave, more like Bayern wanted to sell.

{Ed001's Note - yes, because he refused to knuckle down and be a squad player.}

6.) 05 Jul 2018 13:55:28
A simple question. what if a gamble clicked?

7.) 05 Jul 2018 15:38:35
Always tried to back jose and give him the benefit of the doubt but if the rumours about Shaqiri are true I’ll have lost all faith, don’t care if its 12 million or 12 bob he’s not worth it, i watched him against the swedes and i bet he didn’t run a bloody mile all game and that's at the World Cup.

8.) 05 Jul 2018 17:32:01
Absolute no to shaq IMO. Wont be happy with what we probably wpuld offer and he'd be leaving again next season.

9.) 05 Jul 2018 19:54:58
He’s failed everywhere, why on Earth would we sign him?

10.) 05 Jul 2018 20:02:26
Make a good door stop?

11.) 05 Jul 2018 20:51:35
Last week some folk on here were saying shaqiri is better than mata and jessie. 😂😂😂😂😂😊.

12.) 06 Jul 2018 01:06:08
Talented player but needs a team to be built around him, and he's not talented or applied enough to get that at a top club. Plus, he personifies the opposite of a "Jose player"! I wouldn't pick him ahead of Lingard, Alexis, Mata, Rashford, or the pre-slump Martial. I'd also rather Pogba play further forward with another midfielder in behind him than in a 2 with Shaqiri as 1 of the attacking 4. A big fat no from me. He'll probably end up joining a smaller club. Liverpool perhaps?



14 Jul 2017 11:22:42
Reported in Spain that Madrid are back in for De Gea, and he wants to leave. Price being mooted is £50m. Take it with a pinch of salt.

But if it is true, then this should be fun. If they wanted £70m for their backup striker, then how much is one of the top keepers in the world worth?

1.) 14 Jul 2017 11:24:47
£100m thanks Real.

2.) 14 Jul 2017 11:41:18
Pickford 30 mil for an upcoming keeper. De gea the best in the world needs to be 100 mil +.

3.) 14 Jul 2017 11:46:08
Minimum 100 million.

4.) 14 Jul 2017 12:00:42
All depends for all we know there might have been a gentleman's agreement for him to leave made last summer and a figure agreed. That figure then would look cheap by today's prices. Time will tell.

5.) 14 Jul 2017 12:02:45
£60mill+Kroos please thank you.

6.) 14 Jul 2017 12:03:17
Toni Kroos and £60m.

7.) 14 Jul 2017 12:26:33
with no prior agreement in place between us and RM i would say £95mil and make him the most expensive player in the world - for the short term anyway.

8.) 14 Jul 2017 12:30:08
If he wants out it will be hard to stop. But it must be on our terms. Perhaps we could get the opportunity to talk to bale or kroos if jose wants them.
A question i asked on another thread would we need to sign a keeper or would be go work romero and Perriera?

9.) 14 Jul 2017 12:35:17
Easily worth £100m today. Kroos and 60 would be a good return but this isn't footy manager. I'd love us to just stick 2 fingers up to Madrid and tell Mendes he needs to be loyal to us given the recent business we've done with him.

10.) 14 Jul 2017 13:54:08
Haven't we already rejected a 60 million bid.

11.) 14 Jul 2017 14:31:41
Don't think so bolger.

12.) 14 Jul 2017 14:31:43
Let's be realistic with the valuation, whilst the money at the minute for outfield players is crazy we are not going to get more than £60/ 70m for DDG. Keepers are important but not valued as highly as strikers.
At the end of last year I thought Mourinho for all his talk would have been happy with DDG going at a good price and starting season with Romero and the pereira who he thinks will be world class in a few years.
If DDG goes Hopefully we start conversations about Bale coming the other way.

13.) 14 Jul 2017 14:42:21
Unfortunately I think it's inevitable that De Gea will end up at Madrid. I've said before that it has the feel of the Fabregas to Barcelona to it and will eventually happen. I just hope we get the maximum amount for him. Jose seems to be getting decent fees for all the outgoings so far. I'd say between £80-90 million and he's yours. Then go after Jack Butland.

14.) 14 Jul 2017 14:46:48
Brad, historically goal scorers command the big fees. But with Liverpool rumoured to be happy to pay £70m million for Keita who's had one season in the bundesliga, why not stick for £100m for the worlds best goal keeper?

15.) 14 Jul 2017 15:09:35
Even if the player wants to go, we don't have to do the deal. It is feasible to hold the player to his contract. DDG seems like a good professional and he's already at one of the biggest clubs in the world with Champions League football.

However, I really rate Romero. I was at OT when he made his debut and I thought then he looked like an accomplished keeper. I have no doubt he would be an excellent number one for us.

If DDG is sold that leaves an interesting conundrum with Perriera. If I was Jose I would be asking myself, if Romero got injured is Perriera ready to step up straight away?

I think as that we need to reset the balance of our relationship with Real Madrid. They need to understand that they cannot just help themselves to any of our players and that if they are not prepared to be reasonable with players we want to buy from them, we are prepared to walk away and find an alternative.




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20 Oct 2019 18:50:38
Well done to Red Man. He called it, the team gave buckets of commitment, and pulled out a result.

This is a system which could work against attacking sides, like Wolves do. But it can't work with Rojo and Young on the left, they blew it for the team today.

But still no evidence that we can break down teams and score more goals.

1.) 20 Oct 2019 19:31:58
Danny on the evidence of not breaking teams down, that wasn’t a game where we could see that today. Next weekend at Norwich let’s judge then. I think ole will go back to the 433 he used at the start (I say in hope. )

2.) 20 Oct 2019 19:54:57
Same Danny, redman fair play, you had it called.

Now if only we gave that sort of commitment every week.



09 Oct 2019 11:17:19
Sign Colleen Rooney up as DOF.

Colleen knows that it takes months of research to find the right person.

1.) 09 Oct 2019 12:59:03
Love it Danny. Spot on🤣🤣.

2.) 09 Oct 2019 13:22:33
She’s honestly my new hero.

The trap, the execution, and the public shaming.

What a women.

3.) 09 Oct 2019 15:56:52
I've got to give a round of applause to whoever first called her WAGatha Christie.

4.) 09 Oct 2019 16:22:20
Waynes a brave man to even think of annoying that one. Shes all woman and my kind of gal 😘😘.



Manchester United: Asleep at the Wheel

25 Aug 2019 21:31:45
{Ed's Note - Danny Pughnited has posted a new article entitled, Manchester United: Asleep at the Wheel

1.) 25 Aug 2019 21:38:01
Now that's a good balanced post, couldn't disagree with any of that.

2.) 25 Aug 2019 22:01:24
Good post Danny.
From the top to bottom the football strategy is arse about face. I find it hard to believe that mr woodward had not paid with his job.
Over a billion pound in transfers and coaches pay offs and we have only 3 or 4 what i would consider to players in their positions and a couple of them are in good form.

3.) 25 Aug 2019 22:16:59
Danny, that's probably the best post and summaristaion I have seen on the club as a whole. Others are going to see this as a negative post despite it being well balanced. I spoke about my fear of the expectation that will be put upon Mason Greenwood.

I really do feel for Ole, he has no other choice but to play the youth. The powers that be who negotiate the transfers have left him incredibly hampered and I fear the worst for both him and our season.

Not a doom and gloom as many will be quick to say but just the sheer sense of frustration with our club since SAFs departure with a bit of realism.

Once again, great post.

4.) 25 Aug 2019 22:48:21
We didn't look like scoring from open play, except that we did. And had a penalty from a dangerous attack. And another blatant penalty, that inexplicably the refs decided not to give - a complete farce for VAR. On another day we could easily have won that game yesterday. We should have won the game against Wolves.

I don't disagree that the squad looks thinner than I would like in defensive/ box to box. But it is only so if we get an injury. If we play 4231 we have 4 solid first team players for the 2 midfield places.

You either believe in youth or you don't. Fill the bench with Mata, Fellaini, Schneiderlin, Rojo etc if you like. But that is not believing in youth.

I completely agree that it is bizarre that we chase Fernandes all summer and then pull out. But if you include the young players coming through we have a lot of players who can play in forward areas.

Give the season a chance to get going.

{Ed047's Note - Fellaini and Schneiderlin, have you been in a time warp dodgy?

5.) 25 Aug 2019 23:41:47
Top top top post.

6.) 26 Aug 2019 00:25:41
we played palace and lost. the better sides are going to set up better and on that showing the future is far from bright.

7.) 26 Aug 2019 01:04:33
Lol, I just meant a larger more filled out squad ED. I know they are thankfully Ex- utd players!

People bemoaned having fellaini as our plan B taking up a youth player's spot on the bench, but now we are unhappy that a very promising young player gets trusted to have a chance to make the difference.

You give a chance to youth, you expect variable results while they learn. You don't get perfection. We have to be more patient in the process.

{Ed047's Note - haha no worries mate, I was just 😱😳 we’ve got a few at Arsenal I’d love to see the back of for some promising youngsters, but then you’re right, be patient.

8.) 26 Aug 2019 11:44:18
Cheers, guys.

9.) 26 Aug 2019 15:02:36
Enjoyed reading that Danny.



24 Aug 2019 22:08:27
"But in the second half, I thought we were excellent. We were pressing, pushing, creating chances, just not scoring. "

Today was excellent football for Ole, and that's a problem. The main thing people say Ole will deliver is exciting attacking football. The reality is that if today's second half is what Ole views as excellence, we are never going to be exciting or effective in attack.

Is he a cheerleader or a manager, or just so out of his depth that he doesn't realise what excellent football looks like?

1.) 24 Aug 2019 22:58:56
What exactly do people expect a manager to say to the press?

We all thought Mourinho shouldn't have been airing the dirty laundry in public.

Also how is what Ole is saying now any different to what Sir Alex used to say?

People need to stop listening to managers in press conferences. It scripted for the most part. A multi million pound international brand doesn't release anything to the press without it going through a process.

2.) 24 Aug 2019 23:51:40
ole is a yes man bought in to apease the fans. he looks like a kid in candy store. he talks the talk but is now finding out its a mans job.

3.) 25 Aug 2019 00:01:24
Irony? Appease which fans exactly? The ones who have been calling for him to be sacked before the season even started?

4.) 25 Aug 2019 00:29:31
the ones when he was first appointed were shouting a new begining somebody who gets the club. like i said he talks what the fans want to hear. the quicker you get those rose tinted glasses of the better.

5.) 25 Aug 2019 00:30:38
Setting the scene: the team are at home against one of the weakest sides in the league, they play poorly and are beaten. The manager is expected to give a press conference. The club write up a script for the manager, a script that makes a number of inaccurate statements about the team’s performance. They hand the script to Ole and ask, ‘will you learn these lines for the press conference? ’ Ole says, ‘yes! ’

Is that what you’re saying Shappy?

6.) 25 Aug 2019 00:36:14
also we have 4 months of this before he can do anything about it if he's allowed.

7.) 25 Aug 2019 01:24:09
He should never have got the job.

8.) 25 Aug 2019 06:14:46
No Shappy not those fans who can clearly see he is out of his depth and never really saw him as the right choice from day one. He is appeasing those fans who act like ostriches and dig their heads in sand and say everything is fine and we have a plan. Sound familiar to you?

9.) 25 Aug 2019 08:13:50
Ole's last 15 games - 3 wins, 3 draws, 9 losses Is that relegation form?

Some will coo over his DNA whilst we slide down the slippery slope to ignominy and mediocrity. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was a legendary player but should never have been given the job permanently.

United were only 2,500 to 1 for relegation before the season, I think we will avoid it but at best mid table and be unable to attract players to play for a manager who has no pedigree.

10.) 25 Aug 2019 08:35:23
It says a lot about the club if they are writing a script before the match about a home game with Crystal Palace in which we lose!
I love Ole for the player he was, the person he is and the memories he gave us. Top bloke, no question.
He was, in my opinion, a very good and clever short term appointment to 'steady the ship'. But the club were then too hasty in making it permanent on the back of a few good results.

I actually like the idea of having a young manager with fresh, new ideas who will give the youngsters a genuine chance, so in theory Ole fits the bill. Unfortunately though, instead of fresh ideas, he seems to be trying to emulate the past. We all know what a legend SAF is, but the game has changed so much in recent years. We need to be looking forwards, not back.

To be fair I think most of us wants Ole to succeed - well apart from Red Man! - but so far he hadn't looked like it. I can see why he gets labelled with such terms as ' the cheerleader' because he does just look like a fan managing his favourite team.

He, and the team need to do more than they currently are. Much more.

11.) 25 Aug 2019 11:12:28
'At best, mid-table'. Willing to put a wee bet on that, Red Man? Just a wee fun one.

12.) 25 Aug 2019 11:51:06

I want ole to succeed but strongly think he won’t based upon his experience and what I have seen so far

Nou, no bets because Ole may not last until the end of the season.

13.) 25 Aug 2019 12:08:27
Ole will be gone by April.

14.) 25 Aug 2019 13:38:04
Everyone would like Ole to succeed, as Betty says, he is genuinely a top bloke.

The evidence, however, points in the opposite direction.

From Feb on last season was a disaster. He promised a clear out and revamp in the summer to ensure only players committed to the club would survive. His transfer team failed him, but he trotted out the company line that the window was a success. We now have a squad almost entirely lacking in midfield creativity, and very one dimensional in attack.

The summer was spent drilling the side on how to attack with pace and precision. Fine, unless you come up against a team who sit deep to nullify your pace. Against these teams you need guile in midfield and a powerful target in the box. Thanks to failures in the summer, we lack the capacity to change things up in this way.

This squad remains miles off challenging for titles, and will struggle to finish in the top 4. Ole must know this, but is happy to come out and say that a 2-1 defeat at home to a poor side constitutes excellent football. The club has set him up to fail, and his awareness that he isn’t in the job on merit makes it difficult for him to criticise those responsible.

I predict that supporters will be openly calling for his head before the new year, but the truth is he should never have been put in this post. Biggest worry now is that it will be difficult to convince any top quality manager to replace him.

15.) 25 Aug 2019 15:56:47
Danny managers will still love to come and manage United as we will offer them top dollar and money to spend.



08 Aug 2019 18:34:00
Pitiful window overall, with questions over the entire transfer team and their ability to function at a semi-competent level.

The positives.

We brought in a very good young rb to solve a long-standing problem area.
We brought in a good cb, who looks like he could have positive impact in the dressing room.
James looks a decent addition.

The negatives.

At the start of the window the club was looking to solve 4 positions: rb, cb, cm/ cam, rw. In addition they were aware that both Pogba and Lukaku wanted to leave, and replacements would be needed if they did.

We identified 3 key targets early on: AWB, Maguire and Fernandes. In turn, their clubs gave us clear indications of what they valued these players at.

After a bit of dwadling, we signed AWB.
We dragged out the Maguire transfer until, inevitably, paying what Leicester stated from day 1.
We kept trying to low ball Sporting, until it was clear they wouldn't sell for cheap. Then we pretended that we were never interested.

These 3 could have been tied up in the first month. Instead they dragged out until the end of the window. A few weeks back Ed002 stated that Maguire and Fernandes were the priorities, and other business could be addressed once they were sorted. We never sorted them all, and ended up short in midfield.

We haggled for months over Lukaku. Well done, we got an extra £5-10m, but at the expense of having no time to sign a replacement. No biggie, he was just our highest scoring attacker in both years he was here.

We blocked Pogba's move to Real. A player the previous manager called a virus for his disruptive presence. Will be a fun season when our sole creator blames the club for ruining his big move.

But more problematic, we had courted his replacement, and left him high and dry. SMS will think twice after that.

No rw, or any real attempt to sign one.


We start the season with a better defence than last year, but a worse midfield and attack. Remember that we were already miles behind City and Liverpool, and this window doesn't conclusively get us any closer.

I know the apologists would like to pretend that everything is a okay, but I see us damaging our reputation every summer with our shambolic approach to transfers. When we're struggling to keep pace with the top 4 they'll be sure to remind us how much worse things were in the 80s.

1.) 08 Aug 2019 19:31:23
Fighting for Europa league is what its come to.

Funny how we were interested in so many players yet wpuodnt make realistic offers.

What's happend to this dof role we were sorting out.

It's all a mess and we now know what ambitions the club has.

2.) 08 Aug 2019 19:42:03
With our improved defence we can compete in plenty of nil nil draws.




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16 Nov 2019 10:18:15
Ed002 is completely right.

Sancho is playing for a CL club, and will have the pick of top EPL and European sides in the summer.

I think some of our supporters need to check their arrogance at the door and realise that top class players will be hesitant to join us. Since SAF retired we have used high wages to entice players, but this has resulted in uncommitted players here only for the cash.

Manchester isn’t the most exiting place for a young lad to live, and we’re still a far way off being able to compete for the biggest trophies. Players that want to advance their careers will look at us over the last number of seasons, and rightly be unconvinced that we’re a good move for their career.



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06 Nov 2019 17:08:19
It’s a bit sad that people still think we’re in the mix for players like Havertz.

Lad will have the pick of top clubs, but getting Woodward’s attention is usually a good way to drive up the price.

We would be extremely lucky to get Maddison, but I think the ship has sailed on Fernandes.



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27 Oct 2019 15:11:44
Do we need to sign another midfielder?

Ole said we got a new premier league quality midfielder on Thursday night, so perhaps we should see how this new guy works out first.



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24 Oct 2019 12:48:46
Ed002 has said any plans have been shelved.



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10 Aug 2019 11:46:22
I think the replies are missing the point.

I’m not convinced of Keane as a coach, but Ole should have control over his coaching team.




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15 Dec 2019 17:03:34
It was a bad performance. Everton were playing with a third string midfield, but we were lost again.

Two key problems in the team.

Lingard isn’t good enough. He has effort and pace, but his passing and finishing are appalling. If we’re going to play with two defensive mids, then we need a top class number 10.

Martial is a liability. No effort and no idea how to play as a striker. Any time we try to put the ball into the box he’s hanging back on the edge instead of busting a gut to get on the end of it. If we persist with him, we will never challenge.



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15 Dec 2019 12:32:15
The thing for me is that his creativity comes at the cost of shape and organisation. We’ve worked well in games where we have four fast players poised for the counter attack. Lingard’s passing isn’t up to scratch, but he has the pace needed to link the deep sitting players with the attackers. When Pogba is played as a number 10 he drifts left into Rashford’s space, and is looking for long balls rather than trying to run it forward with the attackers.

It’s frustrating because he could be the most complete midfielder on the planet but his arrogance, laziness, and refusal to play for the team make him the epitome of a luxury player.



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15 Dec 2019 11:03:40
Jose was completely right when he said Pogba is a virus at the club. A few weeks without him and the effort has increased dramatically. When your big players with big characters are arrogant and lazy, it has major knock on effects. He should be nowhere near the squad until Jan, and then booted out the door like he should have been in the summer. Then get Martial to follow him.



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13 Dec 2019 15:30:14
He should be starting ahead of Martial. Martial has not progressed at all since he signed. He lacks the consistency, work rate and drive to be the main striker. Good finisher, but offers nothing else. There’s a reason he hasn’t played for France in nearly two years.

My preference would be to sell Martial and bring in another striker to compete with Mason.



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10 Dec 2019 11:50:35
For me it’s a player that could reasonably expect to be a pivotal player in any top team in any of Europe’s top leagues, and consistently performs at a high standard.