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162 Comments

  1. parryheid says:

    Give them a deadline.Accept or offer is withdrawn.Watch the reaction when they see the opportunity for funds maybe disappearing.It wont be a VP speaking that’s for sure.

  2. WeAreUnited says:

    @dela

    thanks mate! great insight! can’t wait for the season to start

  3. mara says:

    In the end i think we gonna buy Felaini and Baines…

  4. ini says:

    please can somebody tell me why moyes does not want to sign felaini

  5. Wakey says:

    @NBI
    Chelsea’s results aren’t that impressive. 3 days after we played Singha Allstars they played them. With 3 extra days training and acclimatisation they could only win 1-0 with the goal coming from a penalty. The Thai league is currently half way through.

    The Malaysian team they beat 4-1 is weaker than the A-Star team we played and won by the same score. This team themselves are between seasons just like the Aussies

    They then went to play the Indonesia all stars, the weakest opponent of the 3 and won 8-1. It looks good but even if the conditions were as challenging as the ones United have faced in Japan its not given them a great workout. Next they fly to the US to play Roma. Roma haven’t started pre season yet as their season kicks off later than ours. Chelsea will be the 3rd match they will play after the MLS All Starsand Toronto.

    Arsenal played the Indonesia side that Chelsea beat 8-1 and won 7-0. Them went to Vietnam and won 7-1. When they have gone to Japan to play better sides they have won them both but haven’t by all Accounts been that impressive. Against Grampas who are 14th in the league they won 3-1 and Urawa who are 4th 2-1 so while they got the wins they weren’t exactly impressive. (we played 3rd and 5th)

    As for the J-League being championship level I don’t agree. World Soccer Magazine ranks the leagues each year and their latest rankings that were out not long ago were as follows. Notice the j-League are ranked Joint 11th with Portugal. The top leagues of Belgium, Turkey, Sweden, Ukraine and Russia all come below them and I would say all are stronger than a Championship team

    And the fact that they are midseason is a major factor

    25 = Uruguay | Primera Division
    25 = South Africa | Premier Soccer League
    25 = Scotland | Premier League
    25 = Paraguay | Primera Division
    23 = UAE | Pro League
    23 = Ecuador | Serie A
    20 = Poland | Ekstraklasa
    20 = Colombia | Primera A
    20 = Australia | A-League
    19. Switzerland | Super League
    18. Sweden | Allsvenskan
    15 = Ukraine | Premier League
    15 = Turkey | Super League
    15 = Belgium | Pro League
    14. China | Super League
    13. Russia | Premier League
    11 = Portugal | Primeira Liga
    11 = Japan | J1 League
    10. Argentina | Primera Division
    9. France | Ligue 1
    8. Netherlands | Eredivisie
    7. USA | MLS
    6. Mexico | Liga MX
    5. Brazil | Serie A
    4. Italy | Serie A
    3. Spain | La Liga
    2. England | Premier League
    1. Germany | Bundesliga

  6. Kagawabungabunga says:

    Ed Woodward is back in EUROPE to land Fabregas
    #Top dog

  7. Forever@red@devil.com says:

    No matter what trolls say or think, win or lose, title or relegation…. I’m a Red devil for life!! Have to take the good with the bad!!! In moyes we trust and in Manchester we love!! Manchester is red and us united fans stick together no matter what!!!! Enough said peace.

  8. James1878 says:

    People seem to be forgetting the conditions that the lads are playing in, 30 degrees and 90% humidity. That’s like playing football in a sauna, I know I couldn’t do it. It’s only Pre-season for Christs sake.

  9. Forever@red@devil.com says:

    First time I’ve posted by the way! What’s with the ” your comment is awaiting moderation” lol love this blog but sometimes there are so many negative views! It’s like they love us when we’re winning but hate us when we not! If you don’t want to be apart of this great club, the do one!!!!

  10. Forever@red@devil.com says:

    Well said @wakey

  11. NBI Red Moyesy says:

    Both teams play in same conditions. These are top athletes. I am sure they can handle conditions as well as their opponents. They have been in a few hot countries already.

  12. soccerisfootbal says:

    So you do realize you cited a list of leagues that rate the American mls over respected leagues like dutch and french… list is invalid imo. Theres no way the mls is as technical or talented or competitive as ligue 1

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