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14 Jun 2022 15:04:41
We've offered Eriksen a contract. Seems like a no brainer really. He would be definitely knocking on the door of the starting 11.


1.) 14 Jun 2022 15:12:28
Seems like a way to stop progression of young players to me pointless signing if we make it.

2.) 14 Jun 2022 15:31:53
Pointless? He's exactly what we need.

3.) 14 Jun 2022 15:33:57
There are no young players. If it is true its a good move. Even if we get de jong, he isn't playing every game.

4.) 14 Jun 2022 15:41:30
It's just another rumour.

However mayybe one 2 year deal, it might not be a bad idea, especially if mejbri gets a loan move away.

I'd imagine he will return to Spurs.

5.) 14 Jun 2022 15:45:18
Garner, hannibal, even dylan levitt, eriksen is an attacking mid we have donny and bruno who play there with hannibal, shoretire, amad, possibly garnacho who could all cover the small amout of games 1 of those 2 won't play.

It would be pointless signing a 30 year old with a heart issue for that spot rather than using the above players.

6.) 14 Jun 2022 15:45:31
Quality player on a free who has PL experience coming into a squad who have struggled to break sides down over the past few seasons. Seems a no brainer. I'll be happy if we sign him.

Also gives us an option at set pieces which is an added bonus.

7.) 14 Jun 2022 15:54:22
What a great signing he would be for any team.
Not only a great player still, he is an inspirational figure and a player everybody in our squad can look up to and learn from.
Well versed in the type of play eth would like to implement so his knowledge and experience on the training field alone yet alone on the pitch would prove invaluable he would make a super signing.
Fill a big hole in what is really a very inexperienced squad lacking snr pros.
It's a yes from me.
But he will have good offers I'm not so sure he and conte got on too well.
Fingers crossed.

8.) 14 Jun 2022 15:54:24
Funny end of the season plenty of pepole screaming to play the youngsters, wanting to throw them to the wolves.

Now your all advocating buying a 30 year old to cover about 10 games a season rather than easing a young player in comical lads.

9.) 14 Jun 2022 16:12:14
Paul scholes was the last good mid fielder that came out of the Man utd academy so i am not too confident about any of the mentioned. Eriksen is a no brainer for me.

10.) 14 Jun 2022 16:56:30
Hasnt everyone offered Erikson a contract. He has stated his love for Spurs and preference for CL, I think it is inevitable he goes back there.

11.) 14 Jun 2022 17:28:06
I'd imagine so grim. Not sure what his relationship with conte is like I'm sure spurs would be favourites given the history.

12.) 14 Jun 2022 17:41:18
Poor lads been through enough, don’t send him here ?.

13.) 14 Jun 2022 19:12:35
Best one I’ve heard that, we have Donny so we don’t need Eriksen. Listen to yourself.

14.) 14 Jun 2022 20:50:05
Grim he actually said cl won't be a decision maker for him. I think he wants to go somewhere to play more than anything.

15.) 14 Jun 2022 22:32:36
Said he would prefer CL but not essential. That sounds like if someone offers me stupid money I would go to a Europa league side, but I have options.
He could end up back at Ajax, didn't realise Blind also plays with an ICD.

16.) 14 Jun 2022 23:19:03
Eriksen is a great player and would walk into our team. I appreciate the point about preventing players such as Mejbri stepping up though we will be playing 60 games next season hopefully so plenty of opportunities for the youth to break through. Garner, Mejbri and perhaps Ganarcho should get plenty of games next season.

Lots of more seasoned pros moving on too so doesn't do any harm having a senior international with league-winning experience around the place!

17.) 15 Jun 2022 05:53:04
Eriksen would be a great signing that probably won't happen.
The fact he's ex-Ajax makes him more suited to ETH than othe players.
For his set pieces alone he's an upgrade.
For me the player that I'd personally drop is Bruno, and play Eriksen in his place instead. Bruno has bad for a while with no serious competition to his position.
I don't really see Donny as a Bruno replacement but more of him as a box to box player that can do a bit of everything.

18.) 15 Jun 2022 06:41:19
Man's got a weak heart, don't make him play with Fred.

19.) 15 Jun 2022 09:01:58
I like this signing of it happens. We’ve lost Pogba and Matic. So we need a strong No6 like FDJ, I’m sure Garner is coming in to replace Matic, and Eriksen will save us 80m on SMS.



02 Jun 2022 21:52:59
De Gea to sign a new 5 year deal apparently. Taking a pay cut too.

What's everyone's thoughts if this is true?


1.) 02 Jun 2022 22:10:49
He has been one of the only players that have earned their paychecks. He has one episode of the fax machine but has always given his all (according to me) and deserves more credit. Sure, he is limited in some ways but so is every player and just the fact he plays behind lindelof and Maguire is worthy of more credit . I am not sure about the length of the contract but can't complain if he stays with us for a few more years. Keepers age differently of course.

2.) 02 Jun 2022 23:07:52
5 years seems excessive imo.

3.) 03 Jun 2022 07:18:42
Delighted. has been a great servant and is a top keeper.

4.) 03 Jun 2022 08:29:58
Nothing against him getting a new deal on a lower wage. While his form has been good this season he isn't currently worth being the 3rd highest paid player in the league only behind Ronaldo and KDB.

I think 5 years is probably a bit much given his age, his dip in form (even though he has recovered somewhat) and the fact we have a new manager who over the next season or two may look to phase him out.

A three year deal with an optional 4th year seems fair. That would take him up to 34 or 35 if the option was activated.

5.) 03 Jun 2022 09:17:48
A little surprised its a 5 year deal, I was expecting United to look for a replacement in a couple of years simply because I am not convinced he would suit what ETH wants in a keeper.

Still of all the players in the squad, De Gea is the least concern for me.

6.) 03 Jun 2022 10:23:27
Unlike Brunos renewal which I think may come back to bite us, Ten Hag must have had a say in this. People read into him wanting Henderson at Ajax meaning he likes him more than De Gea which if he signs, is obviously not true.

De Gea has done everything right. Even after being treated poorly by Ole he's been the consummate professional and we need more players like him in the squad.

7.) 03 Jun 2022 12:21:22
Great news. He is an outstanding keeper imo. For every mistake he has 10 saves that has won us points where we did not deserve it.

8.) 03 Jun 2022 15:32:44
MEN had an article implying that Maguire thinks United's defensive woes are partly as a result of de Gea's lack of command in the air, poor distribution and lack of mobility.

9.) 03 Jun 2022 16:48:23
I think maguire needs to look in the mirror.

10.) 03 Jun 2022 17:14:49
Maguire cannot critize anybody and needs to take a good long look in the mirror or YouTube footage of his games If he is. dea gea is a good keeper and is actually one of the ones I like from this squad, he has saved us from embarrassing scorelines numerous times over the past few years.

11.) 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.

12.) 03 Jun 2022 19:33:12
Love a bit of straight talking Bren. ??.

13.) 03 Jun 2022 22:08:31
Keeper is the least of our worries. Glad he’s staying on.

14.) 04 Jun 2022 00:29:22
It's true, in that if our keeper had a better command of the air, better mobility and better distribution our defence would be stronger.

However, we would also be better defensively if our back 4 were all better, we had a DM who could play the position, our front players tracked back better and the Midfield weren't complete toilet.

We would also have been better defensively if we had a decent manager for the last 3 years and coaches who could sort out the mess.

15.) 04 Jun 2022 01:59:28
DDG 2 seasons ago looked a bit off. DDG last season looked great. There were games when it was like it was keeper training with zero defense in front of him.

Been said 1000 times, but everything is good so long as EtH has endorsed it. Give him the tools he wants and let him have a real shot at establishing a new look team.

Looks like a long summer of rumours in and out. Buckle up!

16.) 04 Jun 2022 07:41:01
I read that it was an extension to 2025, which is only 1 year more after the mandatory 1 year extension we tend to do.
Its the position we least need to focus on, so seems to make sense.



22 Sep 2021 11:35:02
Rumours circulating that Henderson wants to leave on loan in January?

What to do with him?


1.) 22 Sep 2021 12:03:42
Let him leave on loan I guess. Maybe a sale with a buy back clause in the summer.

2.) 22 Sep 2021 12:45:36
I like Henderson and until the last few games I would have had him as my number one. If we could get a good fee for him, then I guess we would be silly to not move him on as we wouldn't find it easy to move on De Gea.

Kovar coming through the ranks looks like a decent option for the future as well. Seems Henderson got a set back with C.V. at the worst time, and De Gea has grasped the opportunity with both hands.

3.) 22 Sep 2021 12:54:10
This time last year I thought we needed to give him a proper run as first choice. He just came back from two years of excellent work at Sheffield United. While DDG had been slowly declining over the past two seasons.

Last season saw a but of a mess with neither being really first choice. Ole seemed to stick with DDG even though his performances were getting worse. Then when DDG left mid season to go to Spain for the birth of his first child Henderson was given a run out. He did okay, well in some games but he did have a bit of a nightmare against Liverpool. Then when DDG returned there was no clear first choice and both players form suffered.

Supposedly Henderson was told over the summer he'd be first choice this year. Unfortunately an untimely injury followed by catching C.V. and suffering with that for a few weeks meant DDG started the season.

This season DDG while maybe not back to his absolute best form, is currently in the best form he has been in for 4 years. He really started to drop off after the 2016 world cup when he received huge backlash for a few mistakes for Spain.

With his current form he doesn't deserve to be dropped and that puts Henderson in a tricky spot. He can't afford to sit on the bench, he has ambitions of his own. Particularly looking at the World cup with England. He needs a loan in January or a permanent move. I think it would be a huge mistake to sell him without a reasonable buyback clause as I'm unsure how long this DDG renascence will last, and I rate Henderson highly.

I said during the summer we can't afford to have another season of indecisiveness in our goalkeeping position. Bad luck for Henderson and hard work from DDG seems to have turned the pendulum in the Spaniards favour.

Now we need to find a solution for Henderson.

4.) 22 Sep 2021 13:43:26
I never heard one saying Henderson would be no 1
I never heard Henderson say it
I never heard ddg say he was no2
I often remember someone on here scolding and laughing at people who believe every bit of click bait they read.
Henderson was never told he would be no1 or he would have been reinstated to no1 when fit unless one is a complete liar and leading a squad member up the garden path.
So don't believe the click bait just to convince yourself your right.

5.) 22 Sep 2021 14:29:04
I never said it wasn't click bait or anything else. In fact I said "supposedly" indicating the vicarious nature of any such reports.

Henderson himself has said previously that he wants to play, and if that isn't going to be here then he will move elsewhere. That fact that he apparently made no attempt to move this summer suggests he either lied previously or at least thought he would get at least a chance this season.

Again supposedly he is now looking for a loan move in January. Which if true suggests that he feels differently about the chances he will get this season now than he did in the summer.

6.) 22 Sep 2021 15:59:59
I suppose you mean he started to drop off after 2018. Because at 17-18 season with Mourinho he was magnificent.

7.) 22 Sep 2021 16:33:08
Unless OGS wants to go in a different direction I think DDG has put this debate to bed with his performance and link with the defence. He has shown a more agressive nature that was one of the advantages that Henderson had over him.
Assuming this continues over the next couple of months the club should work on getting Henderson a loan in January with a view that this leads to us selling him in the summer.
This move along with a number of other decisions on players needs to be made to bring in the final pieces that will take the team to the next level (What we do in midfield and is WanBisaka what we need at RB) .

8.) 22 Sep 2021 17:28:02
David de gea is our number 1. Fully deserving of it. We've let go of better keepers than Henderson. Ben foster, Sam Johnstone etc.

9.) 22 Sep 2021 17:48:10
Herrera, yeah I meant 2018. typo.

10.) 22 Sep 2021 18:41:31
Shappy is correct Ken, around 4 weeks ago on the M. E. N. podcast Samuel Luckhurst said "he knows" Ole told Henderson in the summer he would be starting this season as no 1.then he got sick. If the podcasts are available to download you can hear what he said.

Who knows if its true but I lean towards beleiving it.

11.) 22 Sep 2021 19:53:15
Samuel lockhurst never makes things up of course how long was he with news of the world or the sun?
So is one that fickle that he will go back on his word after 5 games?
If that is the case Henderson should leave as he can't trust the manager.

12.) 22 Sep 2021 21:42:54
So if it was you then Ken, and you had said to Henderson he'd be first choice then the injury and sickness happens and DDG plays the way he has you'd still stick by your original decision and drop DDG for Henderson?

Surely a place in the team is earned by form, in his current form it would be harsh to drop DDG.

13.) 22 Sep 2021 21:58:56
Jesus Ken your moaning sod.

14.) 22 Sep 2021 22:00:08
He can go. Never seen anything in him that
Suggests he’ll be a Utd No1.

15.) 23 Sep 2021 09:20:01
Fans are a fickle bunch. A slight upturn in form for one of our GKs and an untimely bout of a killer C.V. for the other and our minds swing another way yet again.

16.) 23 Sep 2021 11:08:57
Spenno, I'd be more than happy with Henderson as our No.1.

That said I believe a team should be picked on merit. If Fred is our best performing midfielder then he deserves to play, if AWB is out best performing RB then he deserves to play. If Cavani is playing better than Ronaldo then Cavani deserves to start.

I'm a fan of Donny as a footballer. But last season he didn't show enough in the time he was given to deserve to start over our other options. Last night he played well and has started to ask the question about whether he should start.

Henderson's sickness was unfortunate and had he been able to start the season as first choice I don't think there could have been too many complaints. Yet he wasn't.

DDG has started well, made some great and important saves, showed more authority in goal, better distribution and this culminated in a penalty save that won us 3 points instead of just getting 1.

As such it would be harsh and unfair to drop him as it stands. If his form dips again then Henderson should be given a chance.

However, that very much depends on whether Henderson is happy to sit and wait for that chance (which may not come) or whether he wants to go to a side where he can play every week.

17.) 23 Sep 2021 12:39:24
Well Shappy, according to Ole last night, "stats don't mean anything". So what should we base team selections on, haircuts?

18.) 23 Sep 2021 12:59:50
Spenno, stats are only useful in the right context. Both looking at the stats and watching with your own eyes you can see DDG is playing much better this season and doesn't deserve to be dropped.

Like I said I'm a big fan of Henderson and think he has the potential to be out No.1 for the next ten years. I think his style of play is more progressive and what I would like to see from a modern keeper.

Yet DDG is the man with the shirt and until he drops a few clangers and his form drops he doesn't deserve to be thrown out of the side. If good performances are rewarded with more game time then you totally undermine yourself as a manager.

19.) 23 Sep 2021 14:10:00
You undermine yourself as a manager if you tell a player he will be no1 next season like you believe and then don't stand over your word. Is ole really that fickle or brain dead?

20.) 23 Sep 2021 19:31:16
How many goalkeepers move mid season on loan to be no.1 at a top team. Think options might be limited for Dean, Championship club maybe.

21.) 23 Sep 2021 19:57:40
There is a big for sale list I think
Plus some Free’ please take aways.

There is no one above united would miss, none of above are good enough.



24 Aug 2021 21:35:31
Ed002, I know this is nothing to do with United but could Ronaldo possibly go to City in this window?

I don't know how I'd feel about that?


{Ed002's Note - He has been offered to a number clubs in recent days.}

1.) 25 Aug 2021 08:31:17
I'd feel a little sad if he ends up going to City. But for me it won't spoil the player he was for us.

2.) 25 Aug 2021 10:35:31
Ronaldo loves Ronaldo, always has. He would go to Barcelona or City if it suited. No loyalty.

3.) 25 Aug 2021 11:13:30
I’d be disappointed if he went there, but would assume that he’ll only do so if we turn him down first. If that’s the case, we’ll only have ourselves to blame.

4.) 25 Aug 2021 11:55:32
He could be the star player in America and I could see his sponsorship jump ten fold. Go join Inter Mynan with Beckham.

5.) 25 Aug 2021 11:56:39
I'd be delighted to see him in the epl again. I don't care who he plays for. An Ex employee that's all he is.

6.) 25 Aug 2021 12:22:03
Andy Cole and Big Pete went at the end of their careers for a big payday.

See Ronnie go their as the same.

7.) 25 Aug 2021 18:22:34
His loyalty is to himself and his family only. If he wants to go wherever, let him on.

Id like to see him again in the prem.



08 May 2020 15:40:34
Hi ed002, I don't know if this has an answer. Let's say the season starts back and 3 or 4 games are played before the virus makes a comeback. Would the line be drawn across the season from the current point or would the line be drawn from the pre-restart league positions?


{Ed002's Note - There have been no discussions about the options but the proposal from the RFEF is contraversial in that it proposes to reset to the pre-start positions if it subsequently stops.}

1.) 08 May 2020 16:15:23
It's a pretty big call to make considering permutations of the table that could change after a handful of games. Liverpool could be champions only for the table to be reset. Us or Sheffield United could therectically in the top 4.

Just goes to show that it will be impossible to please everyone.




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15 Aug 2022 12:32:03
Ed001. How's things mate? What's your thoughts on all things United at the minute?

Can this squad be salvaged? Do you think if the bad results continue that the Glazers may start to feel the pressure to sell?


{Ed001's Note - apart from man flu I am great thanks mate. It is certainly always good for a laugh what is happening around United at the moment and they say laughter is the best medicine!

I have to be honest, all joking aside, this is a terrible mess that will take years to fix. The problem is that ten Hag seems out of his depth right now. He has not quite got to grips with the Prem yet and his choices for recruitment are not ones that will add the fight that you are missing. The only way this has a chance of working is if they do what the board did with Fergie. They have to stand behind even if results are not going well, and let him completely rip the squad apart. There may not be the drinking culture there was, but the players have the wrong attitude. I am not sure though if ten Hag is the right man. Sticking with Maguire is a worry. He is a big part of the problems at the club on the field. I would have expected him to take more risks with the youth players and give more of them a chance. He has nothing to lose at the end of the day, but he can prove a point by dropping the big names.

As for the Glazers, they will only feel under pressure if gates drop and revenue dips. Otherwise it is just a nice little cash cow for them to milk.}

1.) 15 Aug 2022 19:26:56
Man flu! Wouldn't wish that on my worst enemy.

I would like to think the line has well and truly being crossed now with the fans and the owners but I'm afraid a couple of good results and the heat will be off. I wrote a few days ago that the season ticket holders need to boycott games. Having a half empty stadium would certainly send a message. They are becoming culpable witnessing this first hand.

This mess is going to take years to fix but the owners havnt even been able to solve short term issues never mind long term ones. It's depressing to say the least.

{Ed001's Note - an empty stadium is the only message that owners like the Glazers understand.}

2.) 15 Aug 2022 19:34:12
It's a case of when EtH finds his man bits and drops those under performin replacing them with the kids. 8 wins in 26 competitive games this calender year shows what needs to happen, that is relegation form.

3.) 15 Aug 2022 21:00:18
You say if season ticket holders stay away it will help
Maybe but the leeches have already had the revenue off them
The only thing it does is it brings it more in the spotlight and doesn’t look good to sponsors.

4.) 15 Aug 2022 21:01:06
Ed001 you mentioned EtH sticking with Maguire - I also think that DDG adds to the whole team being nervous too. The cost of replacing them both would be significant - are the club looking to replace and sell?

{Ed001's Note - not that I am aware of no.}



15 Aug 2022 12:32:03
Ed001. How's things mate? What's your thoughts on all things United at the minute?

Can this squad be salvaged? Do you think if the bad results continue that the Glazers may start to feel the pressure to sell?


1.) 15 Aug 2022 13:12:16
Left on seen.



05 Aug 2022 14:12:13
Cheshire Red, I just seen your Liam Neeson impression on the other page. If me or Ken don't leave you alone you're going to hit back in a very brutal way?

Listen bud, there are plenty of posters on here who I disagree with more than others. The tides change and it's all swings and roundabouts but when it comes to you, you don't offer opinions, you offer facts. Facts that 9/ 10 turn out to be nonsense. You come on and list players and the inner workings of the club. Haaland, Rice, Saul, Bissouma, whatever happened to scupper the deals happens, true or not I don't really care and it is a rumours site after all.

Where I have had an issue with you is your unrelenting support of Ole. You were getting your ques from people at the club. I genuinelly think those people involved in the club backing Ole should have all been shown the door as they're obviously incredibly naive and poor judges of character.

Having read back on your posts to see if i was being harsh on you, because I probably came across as someone incredibly negagtive over the last few years. But to be honest, watching OGS slowly running the team and club into ground for years was like wagching a car crash in slow motion.

After reading your posts I don't for one second think I or anyone was harsh towards you (nor would the eds allow it) . I'll gladly not respond to any of your posts because you seem a bit fragile. A lie isn't a lie if you believe it is the truth. This is the essence of the fiction you post.

Anyways those dark days are hopefully behind us. Keep posting Chesire. It's always a good read to see how delusional the employees at OT are.


1.) 05 Aug 2022 15:08:36
Mumbles, I still don't understand why Phelan, fletcher and all the coaches who had underachieved were hired by the club. So, if anyone working at the club is still thinking that Ole was a good thing for United, then it shows how delusional and out of touch they are.
We have a superb new manager in ETH, and he has recruited very good coaches. So, hopefully they will be backed to do the job and by that, I mean their decisions should be respected by the powers that be and let's hope future players purchases and sales are in accordance with the manager's decision and not a financial and marketing decisions.
ETH will get it right in time, we just need to support him, the coaches and the team.

2.) 05 Aug 2022 15:32:58
Ngl, I stopped paying any mind to his posts years ago as he seems to just recycle paper talk and try to pass it off has having come from some super secret inside source. I do find it quite funny that he’s getting so salty about being called out for his nonsense though, given that a stopped watch is accurate far more often than him.

3.) 05 Aug 2022 16:01:58
To be fair, '4. You are to happiness what King Herod was to Babysitting' was pretty funny :D.

4.) 05 Aug 2022 18:11:30
What have I missed, I did a search but I couldn't find anything? I took a break when it all got a bit tense, never forget it is just a game, there are far more important things in life.

5.) 05 Aug 2022 18:12:45
AAA, I don't doubt he gets his info from someone at the club, the worrying thing would be how high up are they? One of the external reports United had done was quite damning in terms of the quality in our personal behind the scenes. I could only imagine them walking around the corridors mumbling to themselves "Ole will get right, you'll see, we'll dominate for a decade in 2026".

Hopefully the right people are slowly getting put in place and there is a new ethos also. The report also said that no one questioned or challenged anyone. To become the best you need everyone constantly wanting improve. If you can't challenge certain ways then it just stagnates and we up up with what we got. An office that is symbolically run, coaching staff who weren't up to task and an abysmal manager.

Redseven, we all typed Man Utd Rumours into a search engine many years ago and thankfully it brought us here. I had no problem with the rumours but he's very rarely right.

I had to Google that Spenno. It's a cracker alright!

6.) 05 Aug 2022 18:56:47
Mumbles, we can live in hope that the the status quo changes. We love United, but its always run as an archaic institution. Thinking about the past and not looking to the future.
You only need to see some of the decision making over the past 20 years to realise how bad it is.
I pray that ETH can change all this in time.

7.) 05 Aug 2022 20:33:01
Gutless mumbles. Name the posts. You're a total liar and you are a gaslighting little lightweight. Read my pots on those players. As for being fragile? Yeah, okay mate, you want to push all the wrong buttons I will be back in the UK in the Blaze this Sunday. Do come and see how fragile I am.

I earned the right to k ow people ar OT, and when I state I know as a fit, it is, but I also challenge you to back up your motormouth on where I have stated certain players or situations as fact.

You and Ken are just a pair of utter Mary's, you take delight in dogging people, and fr ankle you're popping because you think I will feed it back, which, I won't, because you two simply don't want to be part of Ny solution and are apparent geniuses that reckon they have all the answers when either of you would struggle to run a bath never mind a club.

{Ed014's Note - don’t make threats of violence or you’ll be taking an extended break. That and it makes you look a total loser.

8.) 05 Aug 2022 23:07:20
Wow! Just Wow!

Take a breath people. Absolutely no need for this feather ruffling.

Take a warm bath and relax. Sheesh!

9.) 06 Aug 2022 00:02:49
Cheshire, give it a rest will you. Wannabe in the know, wannabe hard man. You're embarrassing yourself.

I'll give your posts a wide birth, not because of your intimidation tactics, simply because I couldn't care less about you and the other fine people editing and posting shouldn't have to witness this nonsense.

10.) 06 Aug 2022 00:56:10
Not one of Cheshire Reds rumoured facts have come true. That just says it all i guess. doesn't matter eho he knows inside the club.

11.) 06 Aug 2022 03:29:15
Jesus christ its like a creche on this page ? only popped over because its a slow one on nights. Cheered me right up.

12.) 06 Aug 2022 03:35:01
UA, if Cheshire says he'll be in the Bishops Blaize on Sunday, odds are he won't be in the Bishops Blaize on Sunday.

13.) 06 Aug 2022 07:57:32
Chill out lads, it’s only a leather ball being kicked in some nets.

14.) 06 Aug 2022 18:59:25
ED14, consider this my extended break. Violence? I assume re arriving at the Blaze. Really? Violence? As opposed to see how fragile I am? Tey reading all my posts re these two sad little keyboard mushrooms. My point is, they're the typical keyboard clowns who can attempt to be cutting when incognito, ut wouldn't have the guts to speak the same way in public.

My point was tone down the histrionics, especially on a rumours site.

Not a problem though I see it'sorw of a popularity co test than anyone actually wanting any insight on rumours so I will take that as my cue to exit stage left. Enjoy your season tittlers I frankly don't need to waste my time posting anymore.

Will still read, but I've bigger fish to fry

As for the way you giys have spoken about Ole, you all disgust me. So many know it all and toxic opinions, abusive and negative mentalities. Very much doubt any of you run even a small business, never mind a global brand full of egos, huge competition extremely difficult commercial climate.

The same faces will be driveline on about EtH in 2 or 3 years. Haven't got the brains or the patience to see success.

{Ed014's Note - I was born at night Cheshire but it wasn’t last night, your inference was one of meet me outside.

That in my book makes you pathetic, irrelevant of who you do or don’t like on here.

Grow up son.

15.) 06 Aug 2022 19:47:49
You can take the same fate as Ole did a few months ago. He was kicked out of Manchester United you can take the cue from this page Cheshire.

Ed014 don't expect him to grow up soon given the way he is "meeting outside" and i bet he will chicken out once he has competition outside.

{Ed014's Note - I don’t, and he’s since asked to be unregistered so I’ve ask ed033 to get rid so he won’t be back.

16.) 06 Aug 2022 20:18:07
Cheshire, having met Ken in person I can assure you he is no keyboard warrior, he'd happily say everything he says on here face to face. No qualms.

17.) 06 Aug 2022 20:41:46
I wish Rashy would show this much fight when he loses the ball up the latest blind alley he's run up.



26 Jul 2022 11:09:25
Ronaldo back in Manchester today and meeting with people at the club. I would assume he'll announce he's happy with everything at the club and can't wait to start the new season.

Question is, does he start the first game against Brighton? Does he deserve to? Do you think Ten Hag has it in his pocket to bench him?


1.) 26 Jul 2022 11:24:00
Play Martial I would, in form and deserves the start.

2.) 26 Jul 2022 11:25:58
I believe he will officially ask to leave.
Ronaldo came to Carrington along with Jorge Mendes today.

3.) 26 Jul 2022 11:27:39
The club should tell him that he's surplus to requirements and should get himself a new club or accept a bit part role and go out and sign a younger forward who actually wants to play for Utd. People keep going on about Maguire, Lingard, Pogba etc. And yet none of them have disrespected the club in the manner that Ronaldo has. The club need to take a stance for once and set an example that no one, even the greatest player to ever play the game is bigger than the club.

4.) 26 Jul 2022 11:36:04
Depends on his fitness/ match sharpness. I'd be tempted to start Martial against Brighton as he has been working with the squad all pre-season. Have Ronaldo on the bench.

5.) 26 Jul 2022 11:53:13
Bit arrogant to skip the entire preseason and expect to gazump Martial / Rashford and start next week if you ask me as both deserve to start otherwise what message does that send out.

6.) 26 Jul 2022 11:58:57
Shappy, it's not about match fitness and sharpness . It's about a guy who did'nt go on the pre season tour, whose agent has been hawking him around Europe and who'll only stick around in the end because nobody else wants him or can afford to pay his wages, and then will expect to come back with not an ounce of humility and walk straight into the first team .

7.) 26 Jul 2022 12:25:36
Ferguson showed up at the training ground this morning as well probably begging Ronaldo to stay at the club.

8.) 26 Jul 2022 12:55:19
Not sure any player who was here to stay at the club would have come with his agent. He is clearly here to tell the club he is leaving.

9.) 26 Jul 2022 12:56:15
Hope Fergie took his boots. Need a new striker too.

10.) 26 Jul 2022 13:02:16
Circus time. Move him on it’s clear he wants out. We’ve got to get away from this type of nonsense moving forwards. Tedious.

11.) 26 Jul 2022 13:07:20
Bilko, I think it's best to take the reason of "family emergency" at face value and give Ronaldo the benefit of the doubt that he missed the pre-season tour for the right reasons.

Today is the first day he could train with the squad and he turned up to train. He is professional.

If he is to stay this season and he is fit enough to play then he should probably be on the bench against Brighton.

However if he is going to leave or isn't fit enough then he shouldn't be with the match day squad against Brighton.

12.) 26 Jul 2022 13:15:12
I'd have no problem taking his reason at face value if Mendes had'nt spent that whole time trying to get him a move .

I wonder when does the club get to move on from the whole Fergie - Ronaldo love affair?

13.) 26 Jul 2022 13:15:36
Bit of an egg on face moment for EtH if Ronaldo leaves, having been saying numerous times in the past few weeks that he's not for sale. Hope he stamps his foot down on this one.

14.) 26 Jul 2022 13:20:46
Tell him and his agent to get out of our club, can’t even believe any supporter would entertain the idea of him playing next week
I don’t particularly rate martial but hats off he’s come back worked hard and should be in no doubt that he is our current centre forward!
Get the circus out!

15.) 26 Jul 2022 13:26:33
Martial is great till some morale crushing ( which he might feel) things happen, like removing him from his No9 for Cavani, or filling in at odd game on RW or mostly benched. If he stays motivated, he is good to watch.

16.) 26 Jul 2022 13:26:35
He needs moving on big time. Absolutely incredible individual player, but will make us worse overall. Puts our plans back a year if he stays and plays imo.

17.) 26 Jul 2022 13:31:39
ETH only saying what he would be expected to say.

I imagine he would'nt think it was the worst thing ever if Ronaldo was to move on.

18.) 26 Jul 2022 13:35:01
He hasn't been professional.
He didn't turned up because he wants to leave United.
He didn't turn up because his agent has been to busy whoring him out to just about every Champions League club in Europe.
It's caused a massive disruption to the preparation of team / squad for next season and caused Ten Hag problems that he doesn't need.
I wonder what he will come out and say if nobody want's him and he's stuck with United for the season?

19.) 26 Jul 2022 13:43:11
not really egg on the face for ten hag.

what do you expect him to say. if he speaks to him today and he still wants to leave then let him leave

its really not that big of a deal.

players come and go.

20.) 26 Jul 2022 13:47:11
Could be a defining point for ETH and the decision he makes with Ronaldo. Personally, if he stays I think ETH has to stick with Martial/ Rashford ahead of Ronaldo to begin with. What message would it send if Ronaldo waltz's straight back in to the starting 11 after the work the others have put in during preseason.

Regardless of the reasons for Ronaldo's absence from preseason he still needs to be treated like all the others. If ETH banned a player from playing on tour due to being late twice to meetings he needs to maintain these standards across all decision making otherwise he risks losing the dressing room before the season starts.

As for Ronaldo wanting to leave and rumours that it is expected he'll tell ETH he wants to leave, then so be it. Only issue for him and Mendes is he doesn't seem to have a lot of potential suitors lining up for him. My guess is the rumours of Atletico is the same tactics they used to get United to bid for him ahead of City.

21.) 26 Jul 2022 13:51:32
I imagine there are plenty of clubs who'd love to have him, but there's a certain problem in the form of a 500k wedge of cash to stump up every week.

22.) 26 Jul 2022 13:55:39
2008 - Ronaldo wants out, complains about being treated like a slave etc. , Fergie begs him to stay for one more season then he can go to Madrid.

2022 - Ronaldo misses pre season tour while his agent tries to get him out of the club, then flies in for meeting with club hierarchy with probably Fergie begging him to stay again.

Does anything sum up how dysfunctional the club is quite like this groundhog day moment?

23.) 26 Jul 2022 14:42:53
Shappy, if he is there to train, and only train for the new season, then why bring your agent?

Ronaldo wants to leave, has missed pre season, let him go and if he is still there come Brighton then start Martial.

He is professional? In what way has he conducted himself in recent weeks points you to him being professional, nothing professional about it Shappy and I think he is a great player. But he wants out and is doing it in the most self serving way.

24.) 26 Jul 2022 14:54:25
Not sure 2008 situation and 2022 are comparable to be honest.

{Ed014's Note - should never have bought him in the first place

25.) 26 Jul 2022 15:36:36
We have 12 months left on a deal with the greatest goal scorer of all time

Let’s do the sensible thing and utilise him wherever eth thinks he can add value

Who cares if he is sulking about not improving his champs league record, as soon as august 31st is over he will be 100% committed to the cause.

26.) 26 Jul 2022 15:58:35
The sensible thing would have been not to bring him back in the first place .

What's to say he won't throw his toys out of the pram again once the January transfer window comes around or if god forbid he's asked to slum it on a Europa League night .

27.) 26 Jul 2022 19:05:40

He scored almost 1/ 3 of all our prem goals last season. He and de gea were the only ones who turned up.
Those players around him were crap before he joined and crap whilst he’s been there.

There’s nothing in ronaldos past career that suggests he would not perform to best of his abilities whenever he is called on to do so.

Whilst we all want to be in the champs league, we don’t deserve to be this year, therefore we should be selling the Europa league to him as a way of grabbing another few records (mosts goals in a Europa season, also it contributes to his total overall European goals)

28.) 26 Jul 2022 22:00:34
I really don't get this Ronaldo hype, from the stats I read after leaving Madrid, all the teams he's been to have scored less than the season he joined, reason because it's always about him. I was never happy we signed him last season, it's best we allow him go, the team will strive better with his absence.

29.) 27 Jul 2022 06:39:48
Shappy come on, family reasons? His agent has been whoring all over Europe! Just end this nonsense now and cut our ties!

30.) 27 Jul 2022 11:59:52
Chris, last season he had a child die, while the health of that child's twin has not be great.

Given those circumstances I'd be prepared to give him the benefit of the doubt that it was for "family reasons".

I certainly wouldn't want to be calling him a lair when the health of one of his children could have been an issue.

What his agent does is not related to him training or going on pre-season in my opinion.

He went on the Pre-season tour with Juventus last summer before leaving to join United. Even though his agent had spent time BEFORE the tour looking to find him another club.

So he hasn't got previous for ducking out of his responsibilities because he wants a move.

Ronaldo wanted out months ago, his agent held a meeting with the club the day after the season ended to say that Ronaldo wanted to find a new club. We were told by the Ed's on here that he wanted to leave around the same time.

It hasn't come out of nowhere, it's been well understood that he wants to leave. As such why is it suprising that his agent has been speaking to other clubs to see if he can find a new club for Ronaldo? That is his job after all.

I think too many fans are unable to put emotion aside and come out with nasty baseless comments when a player looks to leave our club.

Ronaldo has been a great player for us, he helped us win titles and cups. He won his first Balon d'Or here with us.

He'll always be remembered fondly for that period in a United shirt.

But he isn't that player anymore and he probably doesn't suit the new manager. He isn't a long term solution and the club probably needs to cut ties to move in a positive new direction. Wish him well and move on.



08 Jul 2022 14:00:41
Afternoon folks. With Malacia and Eriksen confirmed, the club within Ajaxs price range for Martinez and De Jong up in the air. Ronaldo looks like he'll leave so a replacement will definetely be needed. Still a lot up in the air.

Where do you hope/ expect us to finish this season?


1.) 08 Jul 2022 14:55:39
At least 4th, with some proper management and coaching i still believe what we have at the club are capable of far better than last season, and should get at least another couple of Ten Hag's targets in .

I realise this rare moment of optimism is going to come back to haunt me .

2.) 08 Jul 2022 14:58:09
Zero expectations . Hope for top 4 maybe a nice cup run.
It impossible to know what players will adapt to eth and how quickly.
Still at least 5 or 6 players to get rid of so a long way to go.
I'm hoping we will be plus 20 points on last season or thereabout.

3.) 08 Jul 2022 14:58:31
I think Spurs will be the one to rise into the top 3, at the expense of Chelsea. I think we'll be scrapping with Arsenal for 5th.

4.) 08 Jul 2022 15:41:30
I think Utd will struggle to score goals and will finish 7th.

5.) 08 Jul 2022 16:00:42
The club have yet to back the new manager.

ETH has given them clear direction on who he wants to sign.
The club know what it will take to make these signings.
They have dragged their heals, made insulting low ball offers, and continued their embarrassing transfer strategy.

If they continue to fail in this regard, we will struggle to get near the top 4. The club finished 6th, 11 points behind Arsenal in 5th. Every team above us has strengthened this summer. We have lost players and have brought in very little.

6.) 08 Jul 2022 16:03:37
I haven't got a clue atm as so many possible twists and turns but although linked to finishing position I would hope the play improves, the personel step up and that as a club we become a more attractive propesition to the top end players over the next few windows.
A job lot of paint and some b and q vouchers wouldn't go amiss for the maintenace staff wouldn't hurt either.

7.) 08 Jul 2022 16:13:33
With Ronaldo in the team I think well finish 6th.

Without Ronaldo in the team I think well finish 6th.

8.) 08 Jul 2022 18:29:34
If we don't strengthen midfield, defensive midfield, central defender, centre forward, then we won't be higher than 6th.

9.) 08 Jul 2022 18:31:49
Oh come on dsg, if it was me I'd aim for europa conference league. That's the one trophy we haven't got.

10.) 08 Jul 2022 18:33:38
4th or 5th and winning Europa League!

I think it will be between us and Chelsea for the 4th place, with Spurs being 3rd.

11.) 08 Jul 2022 19:39:19
Min expectations are UCL by league or Cup.

12.) 08 Jul 2022 20:21:10
its gone a bit quiet on Eriksen.

13.) 08 Jul 2022 21:20:11
6th and win Europa League. but the football after Xmas will be much better. It will take time as some of these players still need to be fooked off after what they did last season.

14.) 08 Jul 2022 22:35:29
Totally agree Ken. I think success for the season will see improved points total, a cohesive approach and system that the team understands and works, progression is the aim for next year and a good cup run.
Hopefully this will all lead to a top 4 place to help with recruitment next year so we can then kick on again.

15.) 08 Jul 2022 23:55:02
We will win the league.

16.) 09 Jul 2022 07:42:04
4th or 5th is where I think we'll finish.

I think we'll overtake Arsenal who I think will improve what they are good at but will still have the same weaknesses which will ultimately hold them back.

Spurs look good on paper, but are obviously Spurs so are experts at snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. Plus Conte could blow up at any moment and just walk.

Chelsea should be good, but currently like us they have lost several player and are yet to replace them. How they do in the transfer window could play a big part in where they finish. I'm also not convinced by Tuchel, good manager, but Chelsea have steadily got worse since they won the UCL final a few months after he took over. Great dead cat bounce, but have they really got any better.

17.) 09 Jul 2022 10:20:02
I'd rather wait until the transfer window shuts before trying to predict which teams will be in the top 4.

18.) 09 Jul 2022 10:24:47
Top 5 i believe. We will not do a rebuild and suddenly become a top team in one window. Most likely another 18 months snd more house cleaning to go. All depends if eth is as advertised.

19.) 09 Jul 2022 13:35:44
Teams always look good on paper, the fealty hits. And that includes us in recent years.

20.) 10 Jul 2022 06:48:39
Far too early for me to consider s prediction given so long left in the window. Th4 biggest thing for me will be just how big a difference EtH makes anyway given the awful management/ coaching these players have had for last few years. That alone I would imagine making a big difference to us

Only thing I feel fairly confident about is City winning purely because of the depth of their squad which with this world Cup thrown in the middle after two tough C.V. compacted seasons for me put them in an even stronger position. Just think that depth and the events of last two seasons and this one puts them in an even stronger place.




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15 Aug 2022 15:12:44
Eriksven, read the last sentence of post. I said try and secure another loan for the lad. He may never be good enough but he had a decent year last year, he should have been earmarked for another loan in my opinion.




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15 Aug 2022 12:48:39
GDS2, he had a very successful loan spell in a promotion team last year. He might not be good enough right now but we also have some real duds in midfield who will never be good enough. Does he deserve a chance to play?

Either way he should certainly not be sold and certainly not for the paltry sum of £15 million. Liverpool, City and Chelsea sell their academy players with less experience for far more.

Try secure another loan.




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11 Aug 2022 13:04:07
If we had a free run at him and after all the drama with Barcelona and the abhorrent behaviour from their fans towards him, maybe we could have been a solution for him.

With other clubs now looking at him we're more than likley out of the running.




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03 Aug 2022 00:10:04
Cheshire, I was hoping whatever contacts you had at the club would have been culled by now. Your post about Ole needing 5 years and then would dominate for a decade was worrying if it came from people within the club.

Anyways, thanks for the updates. Keep them coming.




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24 Jul 2022 14:43:33
The lad himself said he doesn't want to stay unless he's fighting for a first team spot. He's a decent player who'll have a career in the premier league I would hope.

He wants to play first team football so best to get a decent fee for him and wish him the best.





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16 Aug 2022 19:54:20
How the leveraged buyout was ever sanctioned by the Premier League is a travesty.




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16 Aug 2022 19:54:20
How the leveraged buyout was ever sanctioned by the Premier League is a travesty.




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15 Aug 2022 19:26:56
Man flu! Wouldn't wish that on my worst enemy.

I would like to think the line has well and truly being crossed now with the fans and the owners but I'm afraid a couple of good results and the heat will be off. I wrote a few days ago that the season ticket holders need to boycott games. Having a half empty stadium would certainly send a message. They are becoming culpable witnessing this first hand.

This mess is going to take years to fix but the owners havnt even been able to solve short term issues never mind long term ones. It's depressing to say the least.


{Ed001's Note - an empty stadium is the only message that owners like the Glazers understand.}



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15 Aug 2022 12:51:07
I don't agree one iota Swisscheese. I don't know if you're one of the posters who keeps changing their name, but it was absolutely unanimous on her that he should never play again.

Any United fan I talked to in the real world was adamant he should never play for us again. There are a few things some players can come back from but sexual assault is certainly not one.