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Not long before transfer window opens and although Sir Alex Ferguson says he is not a big fan of the January opportunity, he has been known to come up with the odd surprise!

Newspapers say Pepe Reina is a target. True he is unsettled at United but would he move to United knowing the "rumpus" that caused. Also United have earmarked young Anders Lindergaard as the long time successor to Van Der Sar but Reina much better at the moment.

The other name that keeps getting mentioned at Old Trafford is the Chilean winger Alexis Sanchez. I heard that Inter were going to sign him but he is waiting to see if United move for him first. Not sure about truth in this because Antonio Valencia is making a quicker recovery than first thought and I would have thought Sir Alex might be prioritising  a centre half and midfielder but who knows.

Anderson is starting to show a lot more of his undoubted ability but the defence is key for United if they want another title. Sunderland were not great today but United's defence was absolutely solid, unlike much of this season. Anyway we will find out a bit more at Birmingham on Tuesday as they will be tested a lot more by a fresh side with plenty of time to prepare.

Anyway good luck to fans at all clubs in this festive period. It could go a long way to deciding your season.

For United fans looking for a 19th title-  BELIEVE
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Report Ozymandius June 7, 2016 8:51 PM BST
olddesp made what I thought was a good point a while back...that Jose had sold Zlatan at Inter (is that factually correct?) and that he is not a Jose type player because he doesn't track back etc.  Made sense to me at the time....
Report If Dolphins Were Monkeys June 7, 2016 8:56 PM BST
Think yer can over think things lads... getting a 34 yr old Worldy for a year. He ain't planning on building a team around him for the future... enjoy the madness of King Zlat Love
Report duffy June 7, 2016 8:59 PM BST
Exactly Ozy, he's not a Jose type player, what he's trading it off against is the idea that with the fans needing a immediate "hit" he knows that Ibra will provide it and he will also gain kudos because he follows in the Cantona type narrative.
Report jedi sophie June 7, 2016 9:00 PM BST
Aubameyang to City....Bloody hell.thats a blow.
Report If Dolphins Were Monkeys June 7, 2016 9:11 PM BST
Don't you start sophie... this lot are right for dangling themselves already Sad
Report jedi sophie June 7, 2016 9:27 PM BST
Baillie incoming...Looked half decent v Pool, But 30m..Deary meMischiefMischief
Report jedi sophie June 7, 2016 9:27 PM BST
Bailly even.Cool
Report If Dolphins Were Monkeys June 7, 2016 10:09 PM BST
Wouldn't worry about the dough sophie, it's not even theirs Devil Would love to get Big Ron back in ... the damage he could do to the bottom line in todays market Happy
Report HoofArted June 7, 2016 11:23 PM BST

Jun 7, 2016 -- 9:27PM, jedi sophie wrote:

Bailly even.

Good signing if confirmed.  Jose addressing the weak spine of the team.  Get Ibra up front and he just needs to add a bully in midfield to complete the transformation.  Won't have spent a lot either, so I think another marquee signing could be on the cards.

How many African players as
Man U sign over the years ???
Can only think of one maybe I'm wrong
Report anxious June 8, 2016 10:14 AM BST
Quinton fortune
Report anxious June 8, 2016 10:14 AM BST
gary bailey
Report anxious June 8, 2016 10:16 AM BST
Eric djembe djambe
Report June 8, 2016 10:22 AM BST
Mame Diouf
Report CLYDEBANK29 June 8, 2016 10:40 AM BST
Report peter the butcher June 8, 2016 5:45 PM BST
John Obi Mikel would be a proper shout.

We signed him, his agent then told Chelsea he was still available and they thought they had signed him

Cue a big rumpus which ended when Chelsea gave United 12m or something like that to "transfer" him to them. He never played for us although I believe he did wear the United shirt for the announcement
Report anxious June 8, 2016 5:55 PM BST
Peter hello there my friend what do you think of our new defender ERIC 40 appearances for Villareal and 30 million Shocked
Report anxious June 8, 2016 5:55 PM BST
I know hes taller than blind Plain
Report peter the butcher June 8, 2016 9:55 PM BST
Hi anxious, i'm afraid I know nowt about him other than the odd game he's played in that I watched. He does look really fast, he's strong and athletic and he's not afraid to get stuck in. No idea whether he can defend tbh.

It appears that a few clubs were after him which is probably why we've paid over the odds but as Dolph says why should we worry about that.

I like the fact that Mourinho has made a rugged non compromising centre half his first signing. We've known we needed one since Vidic and Rio left
Report duffy June 9, 2016 3:11 PM BST
Jose not made a great start has he, singing Rooney's praises left right and centre and now has let Carrick steal another years wagesPlain
Report peter the butcher June 9, 2016 3:37 PM BST
Mourinho won't be afraid to get shot of them if they don't produce duffy
Report peter the butcher June 9, 2016 3:39 PM BST
Feyenoord attacker Tahith Chong has confirmed he is joining Manchester United this summer on Twitter.

The Red Devils have been chasing the 16-year-old for nearly a year after impressing playing for Feyenoord’s U17s at a tournament held at United’s Carrington training ground last summer.

A number of Premier League clubs – such as Manchester City and Arsenal – had shown an interest in the attacking midfielder but he’s opted to move to Old Trafford.

And Chong took to Twitter today to confirm that he had sealed a move to the Theatre of Dreams – and uploaded a photo of himself in a Manchester United shirt

Chong has also updated his Instagram bio to read: ‘Future player of Manchester United’.

He must use the same hairdresser as Fellaini, hope he doesn't play like him....
Report PorcupineorPineapple June 9, 2016 3:42 PM BST
Not the biggest issue, but if I was a Utd fan I'd have been far happier if Carrick was told thanks, given his clock and packed off to League 1 or the MLS.

A new broom is what's needed and too many of the old guard who are close to Ferguson, Giggs and all the rest of the establishment is only going to make Jose's job harder.
Report OnePercenter June 9, 2016 5:01 PM BST
I think, unlike LvG, Jose knows what he doing.
Report grumpyjim June 9, 2016 7:52 PM BST
when the inevitable defeat rolls up we will be carried along by patriotic fervour ..while we know money has ruined the game    and the values of modern football is corruption at its worst for our children and local culture .
like football can do without woman unless paying to watch on the terracing 2016  ..  little culture change  .and the good doc suffered at hands of elite  ,,ism  ..  ?? did she ask a lot or too much .. for her services .. ..nobody in any other business would earn anything like what she enjoyed .  money poured into game has ruined it totally .. principally ,,,,,,,,,millions paying to watch it on T.V.   .. my season ticket has dropped 140 euros for next season as aimed too high last year stadium never near FULL ..??
bring in round  ..3 in manager roundabout .. cannot wait >.?/  must be fun ..?  need somewhere to go odd times sorry to say .. will be paying in AGAIN ....
Report luna bid June 11, 2016 5:13 AM BST
morning one and all , took myself off to the Arizona Desert in the hope it didn't happen but alas on my return today found out I was no Bobby Ewing and that fact was fact 666 had taken charge of My Club so what to do ? hey it cant get any worse than the last 3 years of absolute drivel just need to hope he does what he's good at whilst respecting where he is at , so ON   ! ! !    ON   ! ! !  &   ONWARDS  ! ! !
Report luna bid June 11, 2016 5:23 AM BST
nice too see most of the auld lads still here , pete ( of course its the law ) , jim , dolphins , one , and of course rommelll & freddie amongst others , has Pand stopped posting ? and the Mad Rochdale Fella ?  one great thing about jet lag now watching my 1st Utd Hero Jimmy Greenhoff on Sky3 now along with Lou n Sammy , Jimmys Goal against them in that Semi-Final still my Fav United Goal ever  WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS
Report luna bid June 11, 2016 5:43 AM BST
Tommy Doc's greatest achievement stopping " their" Treble that we now own
Report rommel June 11, 2016 5:44 AM BST
luna youve had too much sun son
Report rommel June 11, 2016 5:46 AM BST
Jose-666 i like it
Report luna bid June 11, 2016 5:50 AM BST
WIDE AWAKE rommel  , past glories and all that
Report rommel June 11, 2016 5:53 AM BST
had some red,knocks me out and knocks me up again
Report luna bid June 11, 2016 5:54 AM BST
fitbaw ?
Report rommel June 11, 2016 5:57 AM BST
had the france game on for 10 mins and switched it off
Report luna bid June 11, 2016 5:59 AM BST
you didn't miss much apart from a stunning winner fro the hammer lad
Report rommel June 11, 2016 6:00 AM BST
i'll take a look at it yep
Report luna bid June 11, 2016 6:02 AM BST
France = Arsenal - Player for Player Stunning , Winning Capability 30%
Report rommel June 11, 2016 6:11 AM BST
payet goal a beaut yep
Report If Dolphins Were Monkeys June 11, 2016 8:23 AM BST
luna bid

nice too see most of the auld lads still here , pete ( of course its the law ) , jim , dolphins , one , and of course rommelll & freddie amongst others , has Pand stopped posting ? and the Mad Rochdale Fella ?  one great thing about jet lag now watching my 1st Utd Hero Jimmy Greenhoff on Sky3 now along with Lou n Sammy , Jimmys Goal against them in that Semi-Final still my Fav United Goal ever  WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS

After many years of mocking Pando had an awakening, realised the New World Order was indeed a thing, joined Anonymous, where he's currently formulating a 3 year plan to topple the globalists.  Unfortunately Wozza from Rochdale mental state deterioarated to the extent where we were forced to hold an intervention.  He currently resides in his padded conservatory watching the Brookside spin off Damon & Debbie on a loop Plain
Report If Dolphins Were Monkeys June 11, 2016 8:29 AM BST
Nice to have yer back luna MischiefLove
Report grumpyjim June 11, 2016 12:21 PM BST
luna ..a wee bit upwards be fine .. more upwards to opponents goal and stick the baw in the net >> ..called rocket science ..?
Report grumpyjim June 11, 2016 12:27 PM BST
a few quid   prize money up for grabs  .....playing for today at    Musselburgh  .. alan on his way Peter ..?..time he came up with some winners ?
watched  last night late on the frenchman pulled down breaking away late on .. 2 arms locked round the guy ..yellow card .. needed sending OFF ..  disgraceful ..
hope referees get better and more firm  with these big time pros   ..?
Report peter the butcher June 13, 2016 4:19 PM BST
Hope you won a few quid at Musselburgh Jim.

Our mate Alan gave me a tip that he'd got from that trainer contact of his but I didn't back it. Predictably it got beaten. I'm quite capable of picking losers myself.
Report peter the butcher June 13, 2016 4:27 PM BST
Haven't see the betting for the European Hooligans Championship yet but I presume the gum shield and MMA glove wearing Russians are a short price. The Polish and Ukranian lads might yet give them a run for their money so I suspect we are in for a hell of a lot more of this nonsense. How the hell have the Russian mob been allowed to get away with battering innocent fans?

The poor English lads out there for a drink and a good time are getting anything but and its not going to be any better for those staying over in Lille as the Russians are also staying there for their match against Slovakia.

The whole thing is horrendous and its about time the French Police sought out these mobs and locked them up until the tournaments was over.
Report peter the butcher June 13, 2016 4:30 PM BST
Don't get me wrong I know we have some right idiots who let themselves down after a few drinks but the 300 strong Russians seem to be treating this like some sort of military operation. They have groups of 30-40 wandering around picking off lads at bars and cafes. They have a group of three or four lads watching them batter people and they are there to take photos and video footage to show on social media. Its sickening
Report peter the butcher June 13, 2016 4:37 PM BST
One of The England fans shown on telly getting treatment is a regular United fan who is the last person you'd expect to be involved in any sort of trouble. There is video footage of him being kicked from pillar to post by 4-5 Russians who look like pro cage fighters. Absolutely disgusting.

Surely it can't be that difficult finding a large group of Russians wearing black shirts, tight shorts, MMA gloves and gum shields kicking seven bells out of anything that moves???
Report anxious June 13, 2016 4:50 PM BST
Hey peter the Red Army and the Jibbers of years ago would have had a problem with them Ruskies ShockedLaugh
Report OnePercenter June 13, 2016 5:26 PM BST
The Russian mafias regard the south of France as their turf. The agro was utterly predictable. Anyone is thinking of going to Russia for the world cupneeds their head examining.
Report duffy June 13, 2016 6:09 PM BST
Listening to the pundits et al on the tele there seems to be an acceptance that our lads are just as much to blame as the Russian filth...I thought our lot were pretty much defending themselves and basically trying to survive...or am I being naïve there?
Report peter the butcher June 13, 2016 6:37 PM BST
Nope you are right duffy, our lot were just trying to survive. that's not to say we haven't got a mob out there ourselves but the Russians were just attacking ordinary fans who are there for the craic.

I fear its going to kick off in Lille big style as some of our idiots will be looking for revenge. Sheer madness.

We were out in Moscow a few months ago for the United match at CSKA and we had an army escort to the ground and 2-3 army trucks outside of the bar we were drinking in. Even then we were looked after by the Moscow reds who sorted everything out for us in terms of where to drink and transport to the ground.
Report peter the butcher June 13, 2016 6:40 PM BST
Onepercenter, I don't think its got anything to do with the Russians thinking of the south of France being their turf. They have gone to the championships looking for a ruck and thinking they will be scrapping with the England hoolies of the 80's. Most of those lads have banning orders and on the whole its not like that anymore. yes you still get the odd group but they should seek each other out and keep it all away from lads who are there for the football and the trip.

Smashing into lads with chairs and bottles and bludgeoning them to the ground ffs???
Report peter the butcher June 13, 2016 6:45 PM BST
anxious this lot are limbering up and doing stretching exercises before the trouble and look as if they have been on army assault courses for months.

Our lot are bald fat blokes p1ssed out of their heads with a can in one hand and a kebab in the other
Report 11kv June 13, 2016 6:47 PM BST
You having a pop at PBK again..........Devil
Report peter the butcher June 13, 2016 7:15 PM BST
Lol 11kv, I should have added "and they are sunning themselves on Brighton beach" Devil
Report ufcdan June 13, 2016 7:19 PM BST
Who's having a go at PBK ? Careful he owns a patio set Excited
Report OnePercenter June 13, 2016 7:20 PM BST
Zlatan didn't look a £250k a week player today.
Report ufcdan June 13, 2016 7:23 PM BST
Agent Jose doing his job very well Re Zlatan Cool
Report anxious June 13, 2016 7:24 PM BST
Hey dan I thought you might be in Lille by now Crazy
Report ufcdan June 13, 2016 7:29 PM BST
Wish I was with couple of hundred of my closest mates, you wouldn't see me on my toes, not with my old knee's and there ain't enough steroids that any Russian could take to pick me up and slam me into the ground Crazy
Report anxious June 13, 2016 7:35 PM BST
Aye best sticking to the 5 course dinners and the odd curry and kebab nowadays Excited
Report ufcdan June 13, 2016 7:41 PM BST
Yep Happy
Report peter the butcher June 13, 2016 10:58 PM BST
Its mad out there dan, lads just hitting each other with bottles. I'm amazed nobody has died as a result of the violence. A few of our lads are out there and they say its like the wild west and basically its not safe anywhere. They thought it would be ok inside the ground the other night.....
Report peter the butcher June 13, 2016 11:00 PM BST
The betting isn't too kind to me at the moment so I'm thinking of buying shares in plastic chairs and empty Heineken bottles
Report anxious June 13, 2016 11:26 PM BST
With the weather and rain at the moment Royal Ascot will have some dodgy results
Report peter the butcher June 13, 2016 11:47 PM BST
Have you got a banker anxious?
Report peter the butcher June 13, 2016 11:54 PM BST
I will be having a good bet on The Gurkha in the St James's Palace Stakes at 4.20 tomorrow. The yard think its their best chance of the week and that would be saying something with some of the horses they have.
Report anxious June 14, 2016 12:19 AM BST
I will have a look at that peter , tbh not really looked in depth just yet but I would be very wary because of ground
Report anxious June 14, 2016 12:20 AM BST
I note channons horses running well lately
Report duffy June 14, 2016 2:36 PM BST
"IF" they've got Emotionless back to something like his Champagne win at Doncaster, he'll run a big race...looked very special that day.
Report If Dolphins Were Monkeys June 14, 2016 11:20 PM BST
Can't be @rsed with the football, so here's a nag.

1 pt ew Donncha 14/1 5.00 Ascot


Been performing very well in all the tough handicaps, 3rd of 20 in the International, 4th of 20 in the Balmoral, 2nd of 21 in the Spring Mile, 5th of 19 in the Hambleton when hampered.

Very good 3lb claim on top in Tom Marquand.

Doesn't get his nut in front that often but his relevant place form reads.. 4/5 on heavy, 3/4 in claas 2, 3/3 at Ascot, 7/12 at a mile, 3/6 in large fields 16+.


The other 29 fookers lining up.
Report If Dolphins Were Monkeys June 15, 2016 6:39 PM BST
Tony Marshall in for Griezmann tonight, Coman in for Pogba.... Takes two of the  3 9/2 co favs out of the Man of the Match market ... Our Tony available at 10's in couple of places (365 for me) until they twig !
Report If Dolphins Were Monkeys June 15, 2016 9:04 PM BST
Report ufcdan June 15, 2016 9:41 PM BST
In or out Dolph ? Your wearing off on me, my theory. There's us, then the politicians, and then the corporation's who run the whole show ! the men in grey suits as Lady Diana called them. Think the Politicians AND the unions (exception RMT) have sold us all out Sad
Report If Dolphins Were Monkeys June 16, 2016 1:00 AM BST
You're waking up PBK  Shocked. I'd be surprised if they actually let you leave however the voting goes. Election fraud isn't just a 3rd world ting. Bush 2004 .. Hilary at the mo.. The Jockanese ref last year... well behind with the rent Plain. Obviously as someone who doesn't recognise the false auhtority of the Corporations i'm prepared for the exit... precious metals etc Wink
Report OnePercenter June 16, 2016 10:44 AM BST
Considering he is supposed to be bestest mates with Jorge Mendes Jose has been very quiet in transfer market. I hope we are not wasting our time trying to sign Messi or Neymar or Ronaldo.
Report ufcdan June 16, 2016 2:15 PM BST
your waking up PBK Shocked Whoever this PBK fella is he's seems pretty sound Wink Agree the will they let us leave bit Sad
Report luna bid June 17, 2016 1:48 AM BST
thanks for the updates Dolphins n jim , sorry to hear about Warren we had our run ins but always with an apology either way next day , Pand deserves what he gets if only for that wooden horse named after him ,  on which doing ok Ascot wise 2 winners each day so far,  Potage 20/1 AP best so far but have too admit being a bit jammy betting ENGERLAND @ 4/1 in play  , best bets for Friday  Ebediyin 7/1 , Queen Kindly ( Frankels Wean ) 16/1 ,& Checiljack 16/1 all AP,  got the prices just need one to deliver ?
Report duffy June 17, 2016 3:53 PM BST
Ibra...thanks but no thanksPlain
Report anxious June 17, 2016 3:59 PM BST
bobbins zlatan , past it , end of.
Report duffy June 17, 2016 4:03 PM BST
Signing him just because he's got a smart mouth shouldn't be a good enough reason tbf.
Report ian merseyside June 17, 2016 4:12 PM BST
He looked as if he was pleading to the linesman for an offside flag after he missed that sitter.
Report ufcdan June 17, 2016 8:44 PM BST
It's the Jose way, signing old has been's rather than give youth a chance. Rashford being afraid, very afraid LaughLaughLaugh
Report OnePercenter June 18, 2016 6:18 PM BST
I don't think the Glazers will allow Jose to buy old players. The club has a policy of only offering 1 year contracts to players over the age of 30.

There are plenty of very good players in their early and mid twenties. It just means they are going to be more expensive.
Report skipp June 19, 2016 11:21 AM BST
rooney wants to extend his contractCryCry
Report the_don June 19, 2016 6:07 PM BST
Rooney's form always seems to pick up a fair bit when he's after a new contract - funny that.

Anyone seen any players at the Euros so far that they'd like to see us try to sign? Hadn't made my mind up about Kante (Leicester) but he's impressed me for France and I think we need a strong mobile centre midfielder. Not many good and available strikers around. Shocked
Report olddesperado June 19, 2016 6:48 PM BST
Kante was outstanding for leicester but had questions could he do it in a bigger team.

Not any more.

Looks really good in a nervy french team with a few of the bigger names not showing.

He has now proved himself in a big team in a pressure situation.

While i would love him at united and the fans would love his all action style ,  part of me would hate to see leicester torn apart player by player.

Kroos was a player i thought was a bit over rated but has looked very good aswell and is more attacking in than in his madrid role.

The two itialian centre backs although age is not on their side would be excellent additions.

Payet has been excellent but again age is the problem with the fees being mentioned.
Report olddesperado June 19, 2016 6:54 PM BST
Not a hope in hell of united extending rooneys contract.

The wages he is on will put off any interest in him so united have nothing to gain by extending his stay at this time.

Even when his contract is up very few outside of china would show any interest with his probable wage demands.
Report olddesperado June 19, 2016 7:00 PM BST
Im a bit disappointed to hear jose say everyone will get a chance to prove themselves under him.

He surely must have been watching us closely since his sacking and have a view on most of them.

Hope its not another wasted season giving time to serial underachievers.
Report PorcupineorPineapple June 19, 2016 7:28 PM BST
Hope he does but must say it's one of the things I'm always mystified by. Moyes and LVG both did the same thing. It's Man Utd ffs. They're on telly every week and while Jose has been out of work and probably taken the chance to do a bit of scuba diving etc but even still surely he's got a clue as to who he wants or not.

He must have an idea on who he wants to buy so obviously has an opinion on players from other clubs so why not Utd. I think he's started off with a blunder by renewing Carrick's contract. The squad needs a bigger overhaul now than it did when Moyes walked in and it's not being helped by sticking with players who are clearly past their best and loyal to a previous regime.
Report the_don June 19, 2016 7:51 PM BST
I reckon Mourinho will pretty much know who he wants and doesn't want to keep already - he's had at least 2 or 3 months to look at and assess our squad from the outside plus around a month since officially becoming manager.

I've not got a problem with Carrick getting a one year extension, think he's still good enough to play for us in certain matches, I know others will disagree.
Report olddesperado June 19, 2016 8:07 PM BST
I'd be one of those don,

I'd agree with p+p on all his post though.

I'm hoping Jose,s comments were to boost one or two players like Jones who have the potential but need to do a smalling and push on.
Report If Dolphins Were Monkeys June 23, 2016 12:29 AM BST
You're waking up PBK  Shocked. I'd be surprised if they actually let you leave however the voting goes.

Same ting happened in Sweden in 2003... Polls showed a huge rise in favour of leave, a week before the vote a pro-remain female politician was sacrificed, debate suspended & the money flooded the media with their self interest.
Report If Dolphins Were Monkeys June 23, 2016 12:39 AM BST
The Labour Party ‏@UKLabour 8h8 hours ago

Today vote Remain to protect 3 million British jobs, workers’ rights, the economy and our NHS. #LabourInForBritain.

#Fabian Society Shills
Report If Dolphins Were Monkeys June 23, 2016 12:44 AM BST
Yer never had a fookin chance PBK Plain.

As always follow the money... the EU  is basically a corrupt Cartel of dodgy financers operating in their own self interest. Having said that if you'd got your way you'd just be stuck with the equally despotic filth that control the British Establishment Wink
Report OnePercenter June 23, 2016 10:32 AM BST
Corruption in the EU is far far worse than in the UK. We aren't even in the same league as people like Juncker and that fat little **** from Belgium.
Report 11kv June 23, 2016 1:46 PM BST
Eden Hazard    ?
Report PorcupineorPineapple June 23, 2016 2:05 PM BST
Is this like Jeopardy?

Ok then, the player whose injury led to Jose losing his sh!t at two physios doing their job.
Report HarmonicaPhil June 23, 2016 2:19 PM BST
Was it Jose who vetoed the Sanchez deal? Or was it LVG.Either way it looks like a big mistake
Report luna bid June 25, 2016 1:14 AM BST
Wullie Morgan comes across as a really nice guy compared to John Goodman who comes across as a real git ?
Report luna bid June 25, 2016 1:15 AM BST
John Gidman even
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