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Adryan: I Turned Down United

Flamengo midfielder Adryan has confirmed that he had held talks with Manchester United over a possible move last summer before opting to remain in Brazil. He 17-year-old turned down the opportunity to follow the Da Silva twins and Anderson from Brazil to Manchester as he doesn’t feel like he’s read for a move to Europe yet.

”Manchester United did talk to me and showed interest,” Adryan told Globo Esporte. ”But I was not interested in moving at that point. Let’s see if something adequate comes up in the future. ‘I don’t think about going to Europe so quickly, things need to be done step by step.”

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Scott is the editor of Red Matters - 50 Years of Supporting Manchester United and an author of Play Like Fergie's Boys and Not Nineteen Forever. He writes for ESPN, The Metro and Bleacher Report. Follow @R_o_M on Twitter.

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  1. Devil310 says:

    YEEEEEEEEEEES! I’m going to see the boys play Everton


    So fucking happy!!!!!

  2. Keane16 says:

    Anyone? What position did Anderson play for Porto? That’s right googlers left sided attacking midfield/ or just off the centre forward, the bloke was considered one of the best young players in the world, so united signed him and turned him into or tried to turn him into a box to box midfielder, look at nani more productive on the right but played on the left uniteds player of the season last year when Valencia was injured. Phil jones is not a full back nor midfielder, but he is twice the centre half that Evans is! Is it the coaching staff or the manager that make these fucking glaring mistakes it’s almost as bad as pairing carrick with giggs in the engine room who makes these calls????

  3. Clint-Iamyourpapii says:

    devil310 is a liverpool fan? :lol:

  4. Clint-Iamyourpapii says:


    I believe You should make those changes you seek pal !
    You’ve got a great eye for talent too.

    I agree Anderson should play left side or behind the strikers. That way he doesn’t need to become a complete midfielder or learn how to influence the game from the middle. Great suggestion pal, I agree with the Nani part too, left to right is a big fucking difference especially when he’s got “such a crap left foot”. You got some great reading of the game buddy.

    Also I agree, Jones is the 3rd best centre back at United ahead of Evans, a 24 year old established regular who is only just ahead of that right back Smalling. He’s not twice the player but twice the man Evans is. I hear his dick is larger than Evra as a person….top notch is our Jones, unproven at Centre back but yes twice the player, clearly evident from the 2 games he’s played there.

    Our Coaching team is piss poor aswell, they need their heads chopping ! You are spot on again.
    Carrick and Giggs are so shit together, how on earth did we beat Chelsea 3 times in a row last year, get to the CL final and win the premier league with those two clueless bums partnered together !
    Its just pure luck Giggs scored against Norwich and set up Hernandez at Chelsea. They are awful !

    Who makes these calls? Fergie isn’t it ?
    Sack the nutter, he’s lost his Skittles ! That Phelan is holding us back he is.
    Plus that Rene I hear is Dutch, he must like his Marijuana.

    Bring in Keane16,
    He’s the manager and coach our team is crying out for, with his proven past record of producing great players and being a tactical mastermind, we’ll win the 21st and 22nd league titles within 2012 We Will.

    Get those Nutty Snickers out of United now !

    If you don’t agree with me, go chew on Samosa’s, We (Me + Keane16) have the coaching teams cards marked, We Do !

  5. NBI Red Onion says:

    @ clint – ha ha ha.

  6. samuel - united WE stand says:

    This jones dilemma has brought some real tension onto this blog, i can feel the heat (well literally). I’m guessing sumo wrestling will be next?

  7. NBI Red Onion says:

    @ samuel – as I said, he is taking over from Berbatov, some will love him, others hate him, others indifferent. Re-run Berba arguments and replace Berba with Jones. Those who loved berba your new saviour is here.

  8. NBI Red Onion says:

    sumo wrestling has been done already, we have all taken our underwear off and are grappling in the ditches.

  9. Devil310 says:

    Papi – no need to insult me mate lol

    I’m going on a business trip to London next week and I’ll be able to make my way to Old Trafford on Sunday and watch the boys play Everton on the 22nd. Considering I live in LA and I never get to travel, I’m pretty fucking exited about it

  10. JC says:

    “Adryan: I Turned Down United”

    WHO? All I’m going to say is everyone in the world knows who United is but son hardly anyone outside of Rio has ever heard of you. If you’re not on the team it most like wasn’t due to your decision and if you ever want to be you’d best keep quiet.

  11. samuel - united WE stand says:

    NBI – accurate as ever you are Lol it’s made the blog interesting though.

  12. RedHound says:

    JC and everyone else insulting the kid. what warrants that. I get the feeling the way you see it the kid went in a sudden flurry to the local media bursting with a story to sell to them,”hey hey i turned down manchester united!!” Top talent attracts attention, attention attracts speculation, which in turn means interviews, interviews involve questions, questions are answered, his diction makes it quite clear he’s answering a question, comprehend?

  13. Sandeep1878 says:

    Morning reds,

    Enough of Jones bashing..

    upward and onward to Sunday…

  14. King Eric says:

    Clint. Fucking quality pal at 2 44. Superb.

    Devile310. Hey up mate. Email me on and meet Giggs12, James and Mike and me for a beer pal.

    Sandeep. Morning mate. Hope you are well. Right back to the wanking pit for two hours.

  15. Devil310 says:

    KE – Sure will man. Thanks for the invite

  16. Sandeep1878 says:

    King Eric,

    Morning buddy, i m well. How are you?

    Heading to my home town tonight from Bangalore, to meet my parents.

    May be i wont be posting from this evening till Thursday..

    Hope wee Tom is in good health..

    Take care..


    Enjoy your trip to OT mate..

    and meet the ROMers at Platts for a beer or two as King Eric mentioned..

  17. Marq says:

    I don’t understand how a RB is to be blamed for us losing some games. The last I reckoned, many of the goals we conceded came from the left.

    I guess those plastic fans won’t be pleased until Jones makes a goal saving tackle, takes the ball and runs past 8 opposition players, dummy the keeping and scores with his ass.

  18. Marq says:

    *dummy the keeper*

  19. Sandeep1878 says:

    Rene Meulensteen: “The manager wanted to see Hazard. That shows that he thinks he’s an interesting player. We’ve spoken a lot about him.”

    “It’s important for a club to keep refreshing the squad. Hazard is a special talent, but concluding these things always takes a while. For example, we were tracking David De Gea for a long time before we signed him.

    “Ferguson wants to know the player’s character, and because of that he makes personal trips to watch them. Hazard is the main man at Lille and so Ferguson wanted to see if that had had an influence on him.”

  20. Dazbomber says:

    Devil310-Welcome to Manchester

  21. Phil Jones' Birdshit Streaks says:

    Thanks Adryan. Saves us hating you when you disappoint

  22. Giggs12Gerrard0 says:


    Awesome news mate, have you got a ticket sorted

  23. Redbilly says:

    Devil310- enjoy the trip.

  24. Costas says:


    It goes back to the good old scapegoat mentality mate. Somebeody has to be blamed. Berbatov is no longer around, Carrick and Evans are playing well, so the next in line is Jones. 2-5 bad matches and immediately the played is accused of not bring United quality. One thing’s for sure. We won’t have to look hard when Fergie retires. Just replace him with Max or any of the other know it alls in here.

  25. Costas says:


    Nice one pal. Happy for you. :)

  26. Sandeep1878 says:

    Happy Birthday Anders Lindegaard!

    28 today

  27. Costas says:

    It’s also Anderson’s birthday. Happy birthday to both!

  28. Phil Jones shagged Max's mum! says:

    Maxine is a troll/wum. Keep exposing this bitch. Jones is exposing Maxine’s mum’s backside.

  29. greg says:

    Jones is not a united player what dose he bring to the side? We have a great centre back in Smalling who shows Jones up when it comes to ability, the fact the lad has heart and puts his head where others wont dose not warrant a place at united, if you put me in a united shirt id put every thing i had in the way sign me up Fergie? i thought not we are dwelling on players that are no longer good enough!

    Giggs is a liability now days i do not for one second question the ability this guy has had and what he has done for our team but he cannot perform at the highest standard any more.

    The Pogba situation is idiotic to say the least if he is as good as we think give the lad what he wants he will save us 30 mill in the transfer market if he is.

    For me it is no coincidence that Tony has been playing as well as he has with Rafa behind him he compliments him well they are both in the form of there lives but fergie chooses to drop raffa for a guy (Jones) who is supposed to be a centre back but cant get in there so we put him centre mid but hes not good enough there so we put him right back and we lose joke

    Im not a doom and gloom fan i think that for our side which is in no doubt in transition to be top of the league is a amazing feat no one but us could do that.

    I cannot wait for 20 to come and it will

  30. Devil310 says:

    Appreciate the love fellas. Certainly looking forward meeting some of the ROMers in person and having a few beers. Can’t wait! :D

  31. NBI Red Onion says:

    @ Phil Jones Shagged Max’s Mum! –

    You are a nasty asswhole. Period. Regardless of what you thing of someone’s opinion the immature way you have used your user name to abuse someone who has said nothing to you but expressed their opinion is pathetic also you ar abusing the guy’s mum and he said nothing to you, what the funck is wrong with you – do you expect everyone to have you opinion you little shit. If you disagree with a point fucking make an argument. No one with a brain on this site thinks you are the cool cat you think you are damn fool and a pathetic little platground bully. Grow the fuck up. Your comments are way more offensive than Max’s by any standard.

  32. The Three Tenors says:

    ^^ We found Max’s mum by the looks of it.

  33. WillieRedNut says:


  34. Keane16 says:

    Clint lam your mammy oh I see what your doing there your trying to be hilarious for your cyber mates. It says it all really that you rave about carrick and giggs playing well in games including champions league semi finals but nothing about the actual final you silly cunt and we all know about the raping they got in those finals. Does that go well with your simosas ya langer


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