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610 Comments

  1. Sam says:

    This happens every season. All this over a young player? No one really knows what happened regarding Thiago, but everyone is ready to hand judgement.
    Its as if some of you had already played next season in your heads with Thiago pulling the strings in midfield and passing his way through teams in order to chip the on rushing goalkeeper with a Cantona-esque finish. Manage your expectations. The club will back Moyes in the transfer market – Be patient and see what happens. Its football for godsake, hundreds of millions of kids around the world play it – there is always going to be another great player out there.
    Hopefully we get an experienced midfielder in, and give Januzaj and Powell some game time.

  2. gaz says:

    Fuck me i cant understand the overreaction to a pre-season defeat that fucking no one will remember in another days time! shit happens fuck sake we move on as for Thiago the second Pepper face Guardicuntiola did his thing in the presser Thiagos little Brazilian,Italian cock popped out of his trousers at the impending possiblity of a Pepper Cock in his arse. Hope he enjoys the German bench i hear its colder than the Barce one. (btw nothing against him for not choosing United)

  3. billy991 says:

    i have been on this site for a couple of years now and always reading the odd comments here and there, all these kn@bs who come out of nowhere only cos we lost a friendly??? you lot serious?? its a FRIENDLY not the champions league final. calm the fuck down and get behind United. cant believe the idiots that come on this site

  4. wakey says:

    Its great how so many people seem to be jumping to the conclusion that United were slow rather than Thiago and his agent dragging their feet.

    Just look at the way he has apparently bent over backwards to join Bayern by forgoing all the payments he would be due. It looks to me he was stalling hoping that Bayern would back Pep to allow him to reunite with him and we were only ever his second choice. So much so that while supposedly he was concerned with his game time at United (As he supposedly asked for a game time clause which would also fall in line with Balagues claim that Moyes didnt know if he was right. I suspect it was more United weren’t sure if they could justfy such a clause as there was a high chance he wouldn’t be a regular tin the first season) that he has no issues about sitting on the bench under Pep.

    Also for those saying “How could Bayern get it done so quickly”. Its easy when you have a player eager to join a club, who forgoes all money he is owed by barca and then you over pay by more than €10mill to sweeten the pot (Which if he did ask for the appearance clause from us removes overpaying as an option, you can’t risk paying €27mill and then losing him on a clause a year later on €15mill or for that matter having to pick a team simply to prevent a clause being activated

  5. slim says:

    meh too many groupies on here jumping on the bandwagon. Didn’t need Thiago my left butt cheek

  6. The Truth says:

    @slim

    Exactly but what do you expect? You’ve been here long enough. Never wanted Thiago anyway. Glad we didn’t sign Thiago. Thiago won’t get a game for Bayern. Thiago is shit. Yawn. Same old same old.

  7. denton davey says:

    Samuel @ 01:34: “This league is packed with small technically proficient players”

    That sounds like a description of KagawaBunga and AdnanJ.

  8. Wakey says:

    @The Truth
    Except he is highly unlikely to get any more game time at Bayern than he got at Barca as is compitition at Bayern is as strong if not stronger than Barca’s

    I had been saying from day 1 that even if he came to United I doubted he would have been anywhere near the ‘saviour’ everyone was making out. He would have been highly inconsistent showing signs of genuis but also being bullied at times and fading in games.

    Germany isn’t as physical or fast as England but it is significantly more on both fronts than Spain so I’m not sure he has a hope in hell of being a regular for Bayern next year which was supposed to be his reason for leaving Barca as he has to not only adapt but also break into a very strong midfield

  9. Wakey says:

    Samuel @1:54
    The time to adapt issue may not have been a problem but if he did request a game time clause then it may have become an issue. With such a clause United would need to be perfectly sure he would be able to play enough games to prevent it being activated.

  10. Wee Toms Ligaments says:

    Right then. Same old story. United will be lucky to finish in top 6 next season.

    “My hard earned cash should have been spent better.”

    Out with the entire midfield. Bring in Keane and Scholes in their prime.

    Sound about right?

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