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31 Jul 2019 20:50:40
Signing to be completed tomorrow. Hannibal Mejbri from Monaco. 10 million fee.


1.) 31 Jul 2019 22:00:09
16 years old isn't he? A lot of money too.

2.) 31 Jul 2019 22:34:17
Yes 16. I know nothing on the kid but must have some potential for that fee.

3.) 31 Jul 2019 23:15:56
He’ll bring some bite to our midfield in the future.

4.) 01 Aug 2019 01:04:20
i thought for a moment mort you said hanibal lectuer.

5.) 01 Aug 2019 06:36:22
He’d bite our hands off for a good deal.

6.) 01 Aug 2019 06:55:09
I have watches Mejbri very closely over the last 2 seasons. The lad has great potential. Very mature for his age. Has 2 feet, can pass the ball. He also has a head do should be good in the air too.
Obviously at his age he will need coaching, so it is down to Ed Woodward to develop him, but he could be a future captain and play for at least another 10 years.
Very excited about this one.

7.) 01 Aug 2019 08:13:33
Betty, I’m relieved that a player we are interested in has two feet and a head. It shows that we have a plan regarding our transfer policy.

8.) 01 Aug 2019 12:27:01
Let’s hope he’s hungry for success.



31 Jul 2019 20:50:40
Signing to be completed tomorrow. Hannibal Mejbri from Monaco. 10 million fee.


1.) 31 Jul 2019 21:11:11
That came out of left-field, alright.

2.) 31 Jul 2019 21:26:22
Well if its one transfer at atime on to the next.

3.) 31 Jul 2019 23:36:41
He’s a youngster, another one for the future.

4.) 01 Aug 2019 05:43:33
Not really noucamp, the first reports of our interest came a few months ago. Mejbri and his agent/ family wanted his contract at monaco unilaterally cancelled and went to the french fa, i think we were just waiting to see if we could get him for free, since that didn't pan out, we have now negotiated a deal with monaco.



21 Jul 2019 14:09:53
Rumour that deal for Maguire is finalised. Medical on Tuesday.


1.) 21 Jul 2019 14:41:30
Hope your right Mort.

2.) 21 Jul 2019 16:32:18
Wow two medicals after his rumoured medical last Wednesday. The club really don't want another crocked centre back do they 😂.

3.) 21 Jul 2019 16:37:10

4.) 21 Jul 2019 18:30:57
Always BBQ Scooby.



19 Jun 2019 18:35:55
Phil Jones to west ham and cash for Diop.


1.) 19 Jun 2019 19:04:23
Is this new developments Mort or the same story from two days ago?

2.) 19 Jun 2019 19:10:17
Would be lovely.

3.) 19 Jun 2019 20:25:54
Surely they should offer cash and diop for an England international with Premier League experience?!

4.) 19 Jun 2019 20:36:25
Plus JONES is a marketing dream machine. Those faces he pulls. pure GOLD.

5.) 19 Jun 2019 20:52:24
I would be over the moon if this is true.

But I would imagine the options would be:

Diop for 45m or Diop for 60m plus Phil Jones😂.

6.) 20 Jun 2019 01:13:01
Sorry but the deal should be Diop +60m for our man Jones.

A FA Charity Shield winner in 2011!

A Premier League winner in 2013 (I witnessed this so it is true)

A Europa Cup winner 2017.

He almost won the 2018 World Cup with England.

On 22 August 2011 against Tottenham Hostpur he played the entire match!

On 10 September 2011, Jones provided two assists for Wayne Rooney in United's 5–0 thumping of Bolton Wanderers again playing the entire match!

What more can you ask for? West Ham would be getting a Premier League legend.

7.) 20 Jun 2019 06:29:10
He can take corners too!

8.) 20 Jun 2019 09:15:42
Surely including Jones makes the deal less valuable to West Ham?



29 May 2019 23:09:20
Rumours of young to dc united.


1.) 29 May 2019 23:54:00
Fingers crossed.

2.) 30 May 2019 03:43:54
Who so ever has came up with this article has made a big joke on us. Wants to make fans super happy. A good banter I guess.

3.) 30 May 2019 08:40:41
We can only hope and pray!

I still expect him to be at OT next season.

4.) 30 May 2019 09:01:48
Wishful thinking. We have never really sorted things with our RB position and unless we sign someone with experience who can just come and slot straight into the first team, don't think Young is going anywhere. Probably his last year at the club anyway and that's the least we can be happy with.

5.) 30 May 2019 10:18:57
AMEN to that!

6.) 30 May 2019 13:30:21
Been confirmed that it's false news.

7.) 30 May 2019 14:45:18
Honestly cannot understand why criticism of AY is verbalised the way it is. As fans are you really that ignorant?
AY is well over the hill, no two ways about it but I struggle to think of another player in the current squad who gives 100% of their selves week in week out. He has been asked to do a job at RB and he’s given it his best.
Some of you need to have a long hard think about how you differentiate between ‘types’ of player and the criticism you throw about.
I would rather have 11 players lacking quality who love the club and give everything rather than a bunch of egotistical, lazy, overrated, self-indulging, overpaid waste of spaces. It makes my blood boil reading some of the unfair criticism that appears on here.
For god’s sake, if you want to have a pop at a player, do so for a lake of desire rather than quality because DESIRE is the one thing we need right now over anything else.

8.) 30 May 2019 14:56:02
Well said Giggsy.

9.) 30 May 2019 16:09:59
Well KG, I understand your sentiment but I would rather have 11 a bunch of egotistical, lazy, overrated, self-indulging, players who actually earn their money by delivering on their quality (not saying our current crop does this) rather than players lacking quality who love the club and give everything. If that is the criteria then we can get a starting 11 from this page each earning at most a tenth per month of what is currently being paid weekly.
It isn't enough to be committed, (Phil jones also comes to mind) you need to have the attributes and quality to back it, our Captain does NOT! He doe not deserve to start for us and maybe even does not deserve the bench.
It is about time we call a spade a spade.

Look at the RBs for the teams that finished top ten in the league and pick the worst performing ones.
City - Walker
Lpool - TAA
Chelsea - Azpi
Spurs - Trippier and Aurier
Arsenal - Bellerin and Niles
Utd - Young
Wolves - Doherty
Everton - Coleman
Leicester - Ricardo
Westham - Zabaleta / Fredricks

And even some from the bottom ten like AWB and the young Yan Valery. I am sorry but personally from what i saw this season, young should only be kept if he has any sort of positive influence in the dressing room.

10.) 30 May 2019 16:38:50
Thanks for the reply. You have completely missed my point. The player can only do what is asked of him by the team’s manager. If 11 players are picked (regardless of our opinion on their quality) then it is up to the player to give 100% and AY does that. If we were to pick a team purely on desire and commitment, he would be one of the first on the team sheet.
At this point in time I am well past the ‘he does not deserve to start for us’ based on his current ability view, and to be honest given the nightmares we have involved else where within the squad who are making a negative difference, I’m surprised any other United fan could be any different.

11.) 30 May 2019 17:08:54
I grasp your point perfectly, that was why I gave the example of jones who gives his all when he plays. There was no real bashing of young on this thread, but we all admit he is past it and we need to better that department. Maybe AY was being picked because we don't have any option.
To elaborate on my point of preferring the players with quality, we can take Hazard as an example, he has been flirting with Real Madrid more that half his career with chelsea be it just rumours or misguided utterances, that however never stopped him from being a professional and delivering when called upon.

12.) 30 May 2019 18:31:43
Pogba, Lingard, Rashford, now Young. It seems posters are gradually working their way through the whole team.

13.) 31 May 2019 11:04:43
Well said KG.

It is not Young’s fault that he has outlasted savers new signings under a number of managers.

Perhaps the frustration should be pointed towards our recruitment and decision making rather than somebody who is doing a job they are asked to do.

14.) 01 Jun 2019 18:34:16
When players hit their thirties you start resting them and managing their fitness levels. Saf always knew that which is why he got a lot out of his older players.

Young and Valencia should have been managed more correctly in the last few years, especially since they play at such physically demanding positions. They are both burnt out now though, and good time for them to leave.




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11 Jan 2022 16:42:55
So who's still around from the old faces then?


1.) 11 Jan 2022 17:40:01
What's up pal. you doing OK Mort?

2.) 11 Jan 2022 18:05:44
Hey Mort, good to see you back.

3.) 11 Jan 2022 18:34:58
Nice to see you back Mort.

4.) 11 Jan 2022 18:40:12
Welcome back.

5.) 11 Jan 2022 18:47:03
Hi Mort

Yep still around

Welcome back.

6.) 11 Jan 2022 18:43:38
Good question Mort.
Ed001, is there any way that you can tell (of the active posters) who has been here longest.

Maybe a job for Ed033?

{Ed033's Note - 5 earliest recognisable usernames still going on here, Caolan_2, GDS, AJH, DodgyBanter, Shappy.

7.) 11 Jan 2022 19:19:55
I think Red Man was here before me.

8.) 11 Jan 2022 19:14:53
What year did they start Ed?

I was on here before you officially registered your name so will be interesting to know what year they started. I can date my posting back to August 2010 due to something that happened then.

{Ed033's Note - Usernames started on here Feb 2013.

9.) 11 Jan 2022 19:41:28
I don't know what year this site founded but i would swear i read this site for almost 15 years. Although i must confess that it took some years to understand the importance of this site.

{Ed001's Note - 2001 the main site started, not sure when we split them into separate club sites though.}

10.) 11 Jan 2022 20:18:19
Welcome back Mort.

Pretty certain I've been posting for at least 10 years, reading for even longer though. The eds have done a hell of a job over the years.

11.) 11 Jan 2022 21:25:21
Thanks guys

Just thought I'd see who was around.

{Ed014's Note - obvs no IAMKLOOT who was something like rainfishtrumbone before that if memory serves me right.

12.) 11 Jan 2022 21:04:57
Cheers Ed. Be interesting to know how long I've been here. I'm sure it was around that time too.

Although I think I had another user name for the first year or so!

{Ed033's Note - angelred first post = 08 Jan 2014.

13.) 12 Jan 2022 01:06:32
Hi Mort,

Good to see you mate, hope you’re well. I’m still here trying to be positive but often failing miserably these days ?.

14.) 12 Jan 2022 06:19:29
Bruhhhh i been on herre the longesttt!

15.) 11 Jan 2022 22:44:49
When was my first post Ed033? I have no idea, but remember IAMKLOOT, Beast, ZEE, Sydney (still appears occasionally) .

I see Ports posted today, not seen for a while :)

Sure there are a few more on that longest serving list today that pre date me.

{Ed033's Note - Feb 2013.

16.) 12 Jan 2022 06:55:43
Welcome back Mort, hope you are doing great.

I was an avid visitor for quite a long time before I registered. I guess that would set me back a fair few years.

Can you help me with that Ed033?

Thanks BTW.

{Ed033's Note - i can't help you before you got a username.

17.) 12 Jan 2022 09:50:28
Who was that guy who talked in pretentious riddles? Airs and graces - and then disappeared?

18.) 12 Jan 2022 10:15:41
Am sure I found this site around the time Tevez and Masherano were seen outside old Trafford. They of course would go on to sign fir West Ham and Liverpool. Long time lurker. Had a few different names as forget logins, new devices etc.

19.) 12 Jan 2022 10:43:03
Not sure exactly when I first started posting, but it was long before it split into individual club sites, at a guess I'd say sometime between 2005-2007. I was posting before we won the UCL in 2008.

20.) 12 Jan 2022 10:52:19
I always enjoyed reading the posts from the lad who only ever recommended U20 players as the next big thing. I seem to remember him being extremely keen on us signing Mitrovic at one point. Can’t remember his name?!

21.) 12 Jan 2022 11:11:49
Cheers Ed. I was on as another username name previous to that so I consider myself an old face too lol.

22.) 12 Jan 2022 12:01:13
Patrick, do you mean the raconteur?

There was also ngiak who was a penguin, apparently.

{Ed007's Note - @Ports Was it not Ronnie that used to go on about young players and had a bit of a thing for Tielemans back in the day?}

23.) 12 Jan 2022 12:02:53
Ports, Ronnie? I think he's serving time for being too interested in young boys ?.

{Ed077's Note - you might find him watching Young Boys play at the Wankdorf??

24.) 12 Jan 2022 13:04:56
Ronnie, yes, worrying!

Ngiak/ gan was hilarious, I assume he's suffered from the melting icecaps and loss of internet signal?!

25.) 12 Jan 2022 12:59:59
Ronnie. That’s the one ? straight off Championship Manager to this page! Yeah I think Tielesman was another. I do recall now, him being very Belgium based with his players.

{Ed007's Note - ?

26.) 12 Jan 2022 12:59:59
Ronnie. That’s the one ? straight off Championship Manager to this page! Yeah I think Tielesman was another. I do recall now, him being very Belgium based with his players.

27.) 12 Jan 2022 14:04:32
I started following in 2010, although I’m a very occasional poster but regular lurker! ?.

28.) 12 Jan 2022 16:22:15
AJH Ngiak! Yes that’s him. Everything was in a “different person or tense! ” Weird stuff!



02 Oct 2020 17:31:58
Was bored so popped on the page. Reminded me why I took 8 months off.

Sacking Ole changes nothing. Poch, Southgate, the ghost of Alf Ramsey, all would be treated the in the same shambolic way. And would end in the same result.

At the minimum, for proper change we need Deadwood and Judge gone. At maximum we need the ginger gnomes gone.


1.) 02 Oct 2020 17:39:45
spot on Mort. People are missing the bigger picture.

2.) 02 Oct 2020 17:41:04
Still the same board so no change . 🤧🤧.

3.) 02 Oct 2020 17:51:07
Well that was a lovely positive post to brighten the place up Mort. 8 months and that's the best you can do 😂.

4.) 02 Oct 2020 17:54:03
Welcome back Mort 😂 😂 😂.

5.) 02 Oct 2020 17:56:54
Mort the owners or execs don't coach the players we have. They are not responsible for the way we play.
They have many faults and deficiencies i agree.

6.) 02 Oct 2020 18:04:05
Jesus Christ I hope we don't end up with Southgate.

7.) 02 Oct 2020 18:22:24
Take a look at the team SAF coached to win the league in 13 or the one Clough took to win 2 European Cups, real coaches, real managers. Ole isn’t in their or many others league. We would do better with a better coach, that doesn’t excuse the owners and execs of the mess.

8.) 02 Oct 2020 18:55:58
People seem to forget how we ended up with Ole, he had won 14 of his first 19 matches, in which we scored 40 goals. He deserved the chance and a couple of transfer windows to shape the team in his image.

He is not the long term choice he is there because he took his opportunity.

I think Ole knows more than most his time at United will be limited amd when the sack does come we can repeat the same cycle we have done for the last 7 years, complain that the squad is full of deadwood we need to get rid of, moan that the highly paid players aren't putting in a shift and then berate the new manager is not playing the United way. I think the fans are just as much of the problem at United as the Management Board.

9.) 02 Oct 2020 19:03:43
As I said it makes no difference who the manager is, if they don't get backed.
Maybe Deadwood should cut out the middleman and just pick the team himself.
The only agent I want to see involved with the club this weekend is Agent 47.

10.) 02 Oct 2020 19:07:07
After the way we sacked Moyes 8 months in to a 6 year deal, the way we sacked LvG the same evening he won the FA cup, messing Allegri around, sacking Jose. While the constant theme coming out from everyone is that the board make a load of promises, but don't deliver. Moyes was supposed to get Bale, Kroos and Fabregas he got Fellaini at 10m more than he should have cost and Mata in January. LvG says that he only got his 6th or 7th choice options, and looking at the trash we signed during his tenure I can actually believe it. Jose wanted a CB he got Fred and Dalot. Now Ole wanted/ needed a RW, a ST and a CB and looks like he might get a CAM and a LB.

So after all that which top level coach/ manager do you think will want to crash their career at United?

Why do you think that the club have been unable to get a DoF? They tried all the best, then once they turned it down they tried getting an ex-player, Rio, Evra, Fletcher etc were all considered, when none of them would take it they shelved plans for a DoF.

No one wants to work for the shambles of our club. DoF don't want to be associated with us. So why do people think top level managers would?

When they sack Ole, which they will. Ryan Giggs might be the most high profile manager we can get.

11.) 02 Oct 2020 19:17:56
Shappy, that's the post to sum it all up.

Read that back everyone, what a shambles we are.

12.) 02 Oct 2020 19:30:34
Ken I get what you’re saying about the coaching mate, but come on. Van gaal has some good coaches, Jose too. Heck I bet Moyes even had some decent coaches- Steve round seems to be doing well at arsenal. I still think getting top 4 was fantastic last season, regardless of points tally or anything like that. This was a chance for the club to build on that momentum, and much like when Jose came 2nd he was let down by the recruitment.

We need to realise that those running this football club do not care about being the best football club in the world anymore.

13.) 02 Oct 2020 19:31:48
even giggs would turn us down. on a good number with wales. not as i would want him anyway.

14.) 02 Oct 2020 19:40:21
One of your better posts shappy.

15.) 02 Oct 2020 19:52:47
All managers in our team moaning about getting 4-5-6 choice options. Yet if someone see our first eleven he will understand that it is builded of first choice players.
Wasn't Pogba a first choice? What about Matic who was a Mourinho favourite at the time?
What about Bruno? He was clearly the first choice and a player we were trying for a year to buy.
What about Harry Bissaka Shaw, a 150+ million fans and clubs favourite trio? At the time all of them were record sighnings.
Lindelof and Bailly were also first choices, we buyed them very early in the transfer window, althought one of them was a club sighning (Bailly) which Mourinho approved.
Zlatan and Miki were first choices too.
Then we can debate about players like Fred or Dalot (maybe Dalot was suggested by Mourinhos people at Portugal so maybe he was a first choice too) that they weren't first choices but no manager can take all his targets.
Then we can debate about not sighning some players at the time like not buying Harry for Mourinho or not sighning Perisic the year before. I can see why: Leisester wasnt keen to part with Maguire after his good performances at world cup. We tried for Perisic and i think Inter at the time had some economic issues but still they moved the goalposts and although his price was closer to 45 millions asked for 55-60 millions for a 29 year (and not top class) player. So the same summer mr Mourinho wanted to buy two (Perisic and Matic) 29 years old-without resale value players and i am glad he didnt.

16.) 02 Oct 2020 22:41:40
There is no way Bruno wasnt looked at whilst Jose was at the club . Also Maguire was wanted by Jose but was not granted it really is messed up
Fergie almost always got his targets and very early in the window
OGS has no power at all the players who have arrived were already known to the club because Jose wanted them
The one player i thought we would get was Haaland due to the Norway connection but again nothing . I like OGS as a legend but that's it we need better and quick 😷😷.

17.) 02 Oct 2020 22:46:47
lvg wanted hummels and ended up with rojo.

18.) 03 Oct 2020 00:17:13
On Maguires case we must understand that the selling team isn't always open to sell. Maguire the summer of 2018 in which Jose wanted him, i think he was playing only one year for Leicecter and he just finished a tournament, a world cup in which he played very well (as per fans pundits etc) . I think they had no intention to sell, like we didn't want to sell Ronaldo at 2018 but we wanted to sell him next year.
Then another target was Kalibu Koulimpaly, and if now at 29 and with an injury is difficult for a team to buy him from De Laurentis imagine two years ago when he was at his best.
So yes we can criticize the club, but we must be fair . I mostly criticize Zose Mourinho for his targets rather than the club in this case. It is very strange that he didn't want Virgil but wanted Maguire, maybe Van Dyke is not slow enough 😄.



02 Sep 2020 09:44:46
Yes I'm back after an 8 month break.
Guess I should say where I was.
I was on a job in North Korea but it went a bit wrong and ended up in lockdown. Hotel was a bit rough, scorpions everywhere but the concierge was kinda cute.

After lockdown I travelled a bit: Hong Kong, Cuba, London, Iceland. Met a hot American girl in Cuba, bumped into her in Iceland as well. Also pulled a hot English girl who turned out to be a bit of a bad egg. But the ice hotel was very cool.

I did have a bit of a bad car accident in Iceland but also did lots of extreme sports. Then me and the American girl went to North Korea to finish that job. She's a bit of a Jinx though so didn't see her again.
Then I ended up in the Greek Islands making up for 20 years lost time.


1.) 02 Sep 2020 10:11:35
And then you woke up!

2.) 02 Sep 2020 10:15:33
Jesus Mort! . is this the plot for the next Bond flick? I know i would watch that!

3.) 02 Sep 2020 10:27:09
The exact same thing happened to me last year. How wierd!

4.) 02 Sep 2020 10:50:07
Easier telling us what you didn't do in those 8 months, stay safe pal :)

5.) 02 Sep 2020 11:03:45
welcome back Mort.
Missed your sarcasms.

6.) 02 Sep 2020 11:13:10
Welcome back Mort. Kinda reads like the next mission impossible movie though 😂.

7.) 02 Sep 2020 11:34:46
Bolloxology? 😂😂.

8.) 02 Sep 2020 13:00:57
This is the plot for Die another day, not one of the best Bond films😂.

9.) 02 Sep 2020 13:36:37
Shappy gets it.
Its a bad film for sure but explained the 8 month absence.

10.) 02 Sep 2020 14:39:18
Welcome back mort.

11.) 02 Sep 2020 18:01:29
Were you tripping? 😂.



29 Dec 2019 15:18:01
I feel Haaland has made the right move. I rate him and we do need a player like him, who can finish scrappy chances. But I feel its better age his age he goes to another club to finish his development. Dortmund are a selling club and raiola will be moving him on in 2-3 years.


1.) 29 Dec 2019 15:31:19
I'd be worried that our manager can't convince the kid who he gave his debut to, to join Manchester United.

2.) 29 Dec 2019 15:32:21
Yeah sure great move on his part. He will suit BvB style of play.

We will just end up the idiots paying £100m for him in 3 years when we could have got him on his £18m release clause.

3.) 29 Dec 2019 15:45:26
Yeah, I thought they shared an unbreakable bond.

4.) 29 Dec 2019 15:54:16
Apparently we backed away because of Raiola's demands but anything to bash the manager huh mumbles.

Kurtis as I said Dortmund are a selling club and Raiola is always hawking his clients around. He'll move in 2 years. If we end up paying 100 million then we'll be getting close to the finished article. Not a young player which isn't necessarily what we need right now.

5.) 29 Dec 2019 15:56:33
Over the moon we haven’t succumbed to Riola’s outrageous demands. Might become a worldie but I ain’t convinced. Greenwood has far more potential.

6.) 29 Dec 2019 16:28:36
I'm pretty sure ED002 said it would be a fee of £80 million, or around that mark.

I think the release clause was the Leipzig aswell, as Salzburg areca feeder club.

{Ed002's Note - Plus €15M in agent fees - but this is an entirely different arrangement.}

7.) 29 Dec 2019 16:31:54
I said it before, Dortmund would be the best move for his career. Almost guaranteed starter, playing UCL football and challenging for titles at a club renowned for developing young players, in a league with less spotlight and pressure.

We couldn't have signed him for the 18m, that clause was for very specific purposes that we couldn't take advantage of. For us the fee was supposedly 60-70m to his club plus whatever Riola wanted for facilitating the move.

Great talent, and likely to become a star player. But not what we need right now. We have Greenwood who has similar if not more potential. We need a finished or near finished article. Someone who can play with their back to goal and create chances for our wider players.

I think this is the right move for everyone involved.

However, another way to view this is that Dortmund signing Haaland is a way to bring in a top young player and placate the fans for if/ when they sell Sancho.

{Ed002's Note - Right.}

8.) 29 Dec 2019 16:35:46
Many of you Ole fans out there are happy to give the man time to further cement us into mid table mediocrity.

A young player has picked Dortmund over Manchester United. The manager who gave him his professional debut couldn't convince the kid to join us.

It will funny to read your transfer wish lists soon when you put Sancho, Maddison, Rice and any other young decent footballer on it. Why would they join?

Every game we're bullied by a relation fodder team. Every press conference our manager spouts nonsense. Every young player that turns us down. That's all just another ingredient to cementing us to mid table mediocrity.

9.) 29 Dec 2019 16:39:55
Its impossible to say Greenwood has more potential but I think with his emergence we could definitely prioritise other areas and Dortmund is a good move for him to prove himself I'd imagine Sancho will be leaving. It would be great to see us bring in a top quality cm if at all possible in January.

10.) 29 Dec 2019 16:40:32
I haven’t seen Haaland play, however, it has to be concerning given Ole’s apparent interest and previous connection, plus our need for a striker, that the player chose elsewhere. Perhaps it indicates Haaland wasn’t that impressed with Ole, or it could relate to Riola. People will see what they want to.

11.) 29 Dec 2019 16:57:49
It will be a very unhappy world if you react like this to every flipping transfer that we don't complete.

The parties will have looked at it and made a decision based on what is best for them. The fee quoted above is an incredible amount of money. We have been scoring plenty of goals with one of the best looking front lines around. Martial, Rashford, James/ Greenwood look very capable.

Maybe we have chosen other priority positions. Maybe Ole refused to guarentee 1st team football, maybe he wanted guaranteed UCL, maybe he vowed he will never play for Man Utd because of history with his dad, maybe Utd couldn't guarantee Ole future. There could be hundreds of reasons, not all of them match this Ole bashing story line that so many are keen to propagate.

We may never know. But his choice of next club certainly seems a good one for his development.

Personally I would be much happier seeing a maddisson type signing, and if Pogba's leaving another CM.

12.) 29 Dec 2019 17:02:51
Mumbles it was Utd who chose not to pursue at the prices quoted by Riola. A bit of sense for once.

13.) 29 Dec 2019 17:17:21
Mumbles he is not something we need we have Greenwood.

It's a no brainer for us not to get him we don't need another young forward. he woukdnt have got a sniff in our starting 11

Regardless of his goal record in the austrian league.

Let's see how he does in Germany with better defenders and better teams

Imagine paying 72 million you wouldn't be in up roar complaining about how daft we are paying that much

To be honest any player of that agent we should stay clear of.

14.) 29 Dec 2019 17:38:53
Your comment sounds so silly Mumbles.
80m fee is outrageous for a player who is proven for half a season.
And that too in a fairly inferior league.

15.) 29 Dec 2019 17:47:18
How many players has Ole come out and said "We're interested in him". He flew to meet him. Spent a couple of hours chatting with him, and the lad still turned us down.

After that meeting, Ole came out and said "the player knows what he's going to do".

Why would Ole go to meet the player if we weren't interested in paying the fees for Him? Did the player tell Ole "I'll sign for you" and then we wouldn't pay up? Or was he told at that meeting "I'm going to Dortmund"

I'm not that pushed on not signing Haaland. i'm angry because it's a rubbishshow from the outside. It shows yet again we can't get a deal done.

Ed002 alluded to the fact that higher ups at United had a expensive decision to make in regards to Oles future. Either back him or sack him. Looks like we'll do neither. Just happy to be filling inches on the back page of the paper with half arsed interest in players.

{Ed047's Note - from my perspective you are nowhere near the attractive proposition you once were.

I think that’s why you’ve reverted to young English potential but a club of your stature needs some of the best quality.

Pogba in reality is really the only big big name to arrive but has failed miserably to cut it in the Premiership which ever way you’d want to argue that.

16.) 29 Dec 2019 18:23:32
So it's the board's fault, now? It was Ole's in your opening post?

{Ed047's Note - you guys, what are you like!

Saying that you were all still arguing when Fergie was here and you were winning. 🤪

17.) 29 Dec 2019 18:27:07
I think that's fair Ed but I think certain people would've moaned about Haaland whether we signed him or didn't. Anything to throw a negative spin on things.

{Ed047's Note - it’s so difficult when all you all want is a return to better times.

It’s going to cause friction no matter what happens.

18.) 29 Dec 2019 18:35:56
Ed047, I was just about to post the same thing, mate. How we're on a decent wee run, and people still come on here trying to start arguments about a kid who didn't sign for us. It's like some people feel uncomfortable with a bit of peace and calm and need a bit of drama 😁

He's complaining it'll cost us 100m to buy him back from Dortmund in a few years, when he's actually proved his worth, but would be happy spending 80m odd on him now, after doing well in Austria and really having proven relatively little and not exactly being up at the top of our list of priorities just now.

Nice deflection, tho Ed 😁.

{Ed047's Note - I do my best Nou! 🤪

19.) 29 Dec 2019 18:57:34
In fact, I apologise to Mumbles. It was Kurtis who was complaining about buying him for 100m in a few years. Too many Cuba Libres today 😁.

20.) 29 Dec 2019 19:49:32
You win some you lose some. Imo signing another cf at 19 to compete with Greenwood 18 and martial at 23 does not make sense really.
But that's just a personal opinion on squad structure as opposed to his ability.
A more experienced player as a3rd option would be my preference.

Midfield no10 and rw are the priority areas imo.

21.) 29 Dec 2019 19:54:35
No one knows what the figures quoted were, but if they were trying to rip us off, then I for one, am happy that we didn't pursue the deal. There are other options like Martinez and there will always be young players coming on the scene.
I think midfield, no10, and Rw are the priorities, and if we can get a good young striker in the summer, then that's great.
I agree with Nou on this, he's played one year in a very average league and did very well, but that doesn't mean that he'll be s hit in Germany, though I feel that he will. I wish him well, and we move on.

22.) 29 Dec 2019 20:08:24
As I said, I'm not pushed on not getting the player. You guys can make all the excuses you want but the fact Is, Ole said we were interested, he flew and had meeting with him and the kid decided it would be better to play his football at another club.

My point is and also what ed has alluded to, football won't stand still for Man Utd and Ole Gunnar to ditch the stabilizers and find his feet. He wasn't the first and won't be the last to choose another club. But another year or two in the Europa league and players won't care about a goal scored in 99. They will barely be able to remember the class of 92. There will be 30 clubs ahead of us in the pecking order to sign talented players instead of 5 or 6.

You lot are a sensitive bunch. Ole wins two games and you think all is well again. Some people are just happy with mediocrity I guess.

23.) 29 Dec 2019 21:23:10
I kind of get Mumbles point but you need to not follow what Ole says and the media in general.

Its a very good move for Haaland and i didn't wanr him anyway because we have too maby young forwards.

24.) 29 Dec 2019 22:42:54
As soon as you said ‘many of you Ole fans’ I kind of gave up, we are all Manchester United fans and want the club to do well. It isn’t just 2 wins that people are talking about saying we have improved, we’ve lost 1 in 9 and we are scoring a lot more goals and seem to have found a way to break some teams down as well as win against the better teams. Got to give Ole some credit for that imo, whether you are a ‘fan’ of his or not.

25.) 29 Dec 2019 22:55:15
Who said anything about accepting mediocrity?

So what if Ole met the lad and he went elsewhere. It happens. How many players did Fergie meet who went elsewhere?

We didn't end up paying the stupid money asked for so he went elsewhere. Onwards.

26.) 29 Dec 2019 23:25:52
70m+ on a kid who has Had one good half season in the Austrian league when we have young
Forwards doing well in Rashford, Martial and Greenwood emerging would have been utterly ridiculous. Invest it in a much needed area of the team i.e attacking midfielder (Eriksen) or RW (Sancho) in this window.

27.) 30 Dec 2019 01:15:36
Juve wanted him so what does it say about them?
17 mil is a great deal for BD.

28.) 30 Dec 2019 05:10:08
Our first and the most important priority should be a no 10 who can create more opportunities for the likes of Rashford, Martial and Greenwood.

A RW and a midfield general should be next on the priority list.

29.) 30 Dec 2019 09:21:34
I read the deal was around the 50 mill mark with 15 mill to Railoa anf then a relase clause comes into play in the 3rd year of the contract.

Think its a good move for the lad. A step up to a good league and to a team that had been crying out for a proper cf as Paco is always injured. Its a club where he is guranteed minutes and I don't think we can do that here. We still need another wide forward too.

Quite happy to tell Raiola to piss off for his 15 mill and get rid if Pogba in the summer. We then need 2 midfielders, a wide player and maybe another cb. i'd also be looking at selling DDG while wr can get a price for him and get Henderson back. I think that if Ole is here in the summer.

30.) 30 Dec 2019 09:23:43
Sorry presses reply too early.
If Ole is still here in the summer then we will see some big changes in playing staff and we might get back in track. 2-3 seasons until we challenge again but Rashford, AWB etc will be ready then.

31.) 30 Dec 2019 11:24:10
@mumbles hahaha some people are happy with mediocrity. And I think some people are just never happy at all.

Jeez, u really don't like Ole huh, but that's your opinion and as much as I disagree with it, I do respect it.

Also, deals collapse sometimes, that's a fact! It's not always an indication of impending doom or some bigger picture. If there's one thing that most clubs have in common is that they've all lost players one way or another. and call me crazy but I think in the last 2 decades we have lost the most (deals breaking down and what not) .

Lastly, tis the season of happiness so cut it out :) . I'm sure you'll have a lot of ammo against ole in the future (although I hope not) so stop clutching at straws.

Peace and a happy new year to this dysfunctional yet awesome family here :) ) )

32.) 30 Dec 2019 14:51:01
Players even turned us down under Fergie. Imagine!

33.) 30 Dec 2019 17:17:37
@ noucamp precisely! Even Sanchez did, when he actually had the legs and the sharp mind. Remember SAF wooed those chilean miners at OT?!?!? Evidently Alexis even told a couple of his national teammates that he'll join us but the fool ended up at barca!

{Ed001's Note - I don't understand why you were in for him. You have plenty of young forwards, you need to sort out your defence and midfield, not bring in more of the same up front.}

34.) 30 Dec 2019 19:08:32
Ed001 totally agree. Never made sense to me.

{Ed001's Note - it was an odd one. I don't even see him as any better, currently, to Martial, Greenwood or Rashford, so where would he have played? People are forgetting how poor he was in link up play and that he would have to learn that if he moved to United. Him going to Dortmund makes sense. He can learn it there with regular footie.}



14 Dec 2019 14:02:29
Most tainted league title in history. Every game they get at least two var decisions in their favour getting offside goals given for them or dodgy penalties whilst perfectly good goals or penalties get chalked off.


{Ed047's Note - let’s not mention Fergie time or anything else though eh?

1.) 14 Dec 2019 14:11:57
Utter nonsense mate, they’re the best team in the league and deserve the points they’ve got.

{Ed047's Note - 100% RWWD

2.) 14 Dec 2019 15:18:31
They are a top team and stop the hating and they shudve won the title last year.

3.) 14 Dec 2019 15:43:38
They play decent football not disputing that. But every game they get every single decision and that isn't dodgy?

{Ed047's Note - and that of course never ever happened when you were winning titles Mort, you’re really just sounding bitter saying they play “decent football” 🤷‍♂️

They are a fabulous team playing great football with a manager we’d all love at our respective clubs.

4.) 14 Dec 2019 15:58:02
They are doing ok ed😏.

{Ed047's Note - he said through gritted teeth! 😉😂

5.) 14 Dec 2019 17:32:28
Jealousy is a horrible thing.

6.) 14 Dec 2019 17:34:35
Loads of people moaned that United got the decisions by refs, now we have VAR and it changes refs decisions. UNITED won what they did under a refs decision be it right or wrong. Wish it was the same, that way nobody can blame outside interference in any way.

7.) 14 Dec 2019 17:48:15
Best side in the league by a mile and it will be their year as they say. Personally I hope that can only galvanise our club into getting back to their best.

I think the league needs a strong Liverpool side, just like it needs a strong Utd one too.

{Ed025's Note - i agree with that eric..

8.) 14 Dec 2019 18:34:35
Imagine how exciting it would be if liverpool and utd were battling for the league. A few years of yet though.

9.) 14 Dec 2019 18:47:12
Correct me if i am wrong. What dodgy decision gone in Liverpool way today? . Mane's goal chalked off or else or am i missing something?

10.) 14 Dec 2019 18:52:57

How many dubious penalties have we had this year?

Jealousy is not a good look.

They are a great team and deserve to be where they are.

11.) 14 Dec 2019 19:33:59

This is one of the most pathetic posts I’ve ever seen on here. I dislike them but no argument they have been good, they said all 13 of our league titles were because of the refs, we are better than that.

20-19, we need to use it to kick on to stay on our perch.

{Ed047's Note - 👍🏼

12.) 14 Dec 2019 22:41:05
rd i am not jealous you have been by far the better team. i just hope it makes the bigwigs at our club look up else it will be us waiting 30 years for the next title.

13.) 14 Dec 2019 22:50:35
You don’t fluke a title lads. If you are top at the end of May then you’ve been the best team. All decisions even themselves out over the course of the season.




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02 Oct 2020 12:23:01
I don't want him anywhere near United.




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31 Dec 2019 12:43:06
Is Rojo able to move to France?



{Ed002's Note - I am not going to start listing the countries that will and won't let him in to work.}



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09 Dec 2019 19:23:42
To be honest I think Odegaard is why Madrid are backing away from Pogba. They have done good young talent at Madrid, a few out on loan. Maybe it'll end in tears because its Madrid but they do have some seriously good prospects.




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06 Dec 2019 19:35:04
Eriksen would be good for the games against lesser teams we struggle to break down. Lingard I would use in the games against the bigger teams. His energy and pressing works well in those games.




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04 Dec 2019 12:38:37
Because mumbles we've had decent managers who failed to get anything from them. The first signs of trouble and certain players hide. Or cause stuff behind the scenes.





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11 Jan 2022 21:25:21
Thanks guys

Just thought I'd see who was around.


{Ed014's Note - obvs no IAMKLOOT who was something like rainfishtrumbone before that if memory serves me right.



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22 Dec 2020 22:14:02
Read that as washing powder Leary. Dang I'm getting domesticated.




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21 Dec 2020 11:18:01
Ole doesn't sit on the bench stone faced all game though. He does get up and shout but Sky won't show that because it goes against the agenda. Its more apparent when your in the stadium and can watch him yourself but it'll be awhile before any of us are back at games.




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08 Dec 2020 18:20:02
Agreed Ed. He's got less work rate than Matt le Tissier and less impact.


{Ed001's Note - to be fair, Le Tiss made one hell of an impact. If Pogba strolled around but produced the goods like he did you would put up with him!}



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08 Dec 2020 11:50:08
Carregher knows about over rated players, he played with one.