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Two Youngsters Out On Loan

Michael Keane and Jesse Lingard have joined Leicester on loan in a bid to get more first team football and experience.

“We have been operating with a smaller, more balanced squad this season, but we felt the time was right to increase the options available to us,” said manager Nigel Pearson. “Not only do Michael and Jesse add a great deal of quality to the group, they are also the type of hungry, young players that will fit in well with what is already a very strong squad.”

It was reported yesterday that Hull City have agreed a deal to re-sign Robbie Brady on loan too, who made 39 appearances for them last season.




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87 Comments

  1. Marq says:

    Stats do not tell the real story. Yes Cleverley did not have a great game against but the fact that our game plan was to attack the wings, he was inclined to pass it sideways. So I have no problems if his passes are going which direction as long as its consistent with his job.

    As for City, nobody will pity them. Saying they don’t have experience in Europe is just Mancini covering up his ass. They have players who played in CL before. It is Mancini himself not coming to grips with it, his records with Inter shows it all. I don’t care if it gives them any advantage for the League, but I hope they go out ASAP, same thing with Chelsea

  2. WeAreUnited says:

    No I understand where you coming from FletchTheMAN, but I just don’t buy on those articles. Never will and never had. Of course if it’s true then it’s plain stupid. But I guess SAF would have handled that issue if it had been true, and secondly it’s not in our hands, what wan we do?

    And if you have played football, well sometimes, when you have a bad season, you don’t care who you yell, unless if it is SAF, but I haven’t been that close of professionalism so hard to say. OF course bust up are crazy and that I understand, but again you see players fighting on the training ground with paparazzis surrounding and still they have played. SO in that case, it’s 50/50.

    For me these news are BS. I just don’t believe in anything, until someone comes and says what has happened. ANd that we will now when a player goes and starts telling the inside stories.

    Maybe I’m just tired on these stupid issues, of course you also feel free to discuss haha, who am I to stop you, but just felt it’s BS news. You never know.

  3. RedHarry4life says:

    Fletch the injury had nothing to do with a certain sporting winger

  4. samuel - united WE stand says:

    I think the stats do tell the story. Short passing is good and cleverley excels at it but it can become passive, lacking in potency and impetus. He doesn’t take enough of the iniatives as a central playmaker. He really needs to stamp his authority on games, he needs that extra more and to take more responsibility in order to be top class. he seems to be in the background like a lingering shadow and if you’re an orchestrator of the engine room, you need to step your game because you’re competing against the best. Time will tell if he can be even better.

    I look at anderson and i see a midfielder capable of dominance, physically and technically, hopefully united will be rewarded for their perseverance with him, we’re already seeing positives.

  5. rd54 says:

    so many people extreme happy to eating a expired bread because they eat shit every day before,poor,sad.

  6. PissedOffRed says:

    Cleverley is still young. He’s only got like half a season with the Man Utd squad & by the end of the season, he should improve.

    Evans is an example.. few seasons ago, people were slagging him off for not challenging or losing out on challenges with the opponents attackers. In this current season, he’s been in the thick of action and imposing his authority on opponents. He is also picking up much less bookings now.

    Patience is key. However with Nani, from the issues of the contracts to bust ups etc… what I can see is SAF has very high expectations on that lad and I think it is justified because of the immense talent that he has. I don’t really want to buy into the tabloid’s stories because Ando is 1 fine example…

    Ando’s been plagued by injuries, off-field problems like partying, crashing his sports car etc but just look at him this season. Whenever he comes on field, his passing has been more accurate and he shows a great desire to play.

    If Nani loves the club as much…. when all this is over – he will be even more consistent and an even bigger threat that the previous seasons – world beater like the manager wants him to be. I am keeping my fingers crossed for this lad. I hope he doesn’t go the Berbatov way (not wanting to start a new argument but look how his replacement turned out – RvP)

    My opinions anyways. no offence to anyone.

  7. FletchTHEMAN says:

    Celebrations in order!

    Birthdays for Rio, 34 and DeGea 23!

    Think they will open the presents at 94 minutes and hopefully share a qualification pie!

  8. FletchTHEMAN says:

    Back on topic!

    United have announced that reserve defender Sean McGinty will be on loan with Carlisle United, initially a one month deal.

  9. Bobby Charlton's combover says:

    I don’t pay much heed to these training ground bust ups that you hear about but the general trend is
    that Nani isn’t happy and neither is the club. A few years ago it was Anderson who looked more likely to leave while Nani was on the crest of a wave. Not the tables have turned with Anderson making a real contribution while Nani is being his wonderful inconsistent self and generally looking out of sorts.
    I’ve made no secret that I won’t shed any tears if he goes. He’s got great quality but doesn’t show it enough on the pitch.

  10. samuel - united WE stand says:

    The point is, nani does not love the club. He’s not a born manc, i don’t think anyone should expect him to if he doesn’t willingly feel that way. As much as difficult it is to take and if nani can sign that contract then brilliant as i count him as the most talented and best winger united have but the walk of inevitably can be heard gradually walk-by, he looks likely to leave than to stay but we shall see.

    I don’t think i have to be patient regarding cleverley. I’m looking and waiting for him to come good as he’s yet to have a full season, he needs every moment to settle at this level but it’s a question and a fair question in view to ask if he has the style of play to be dominant, can he make that extra step to be a brilliant midfielder. Can he provide that incise moment of a match winning combination play, assist or a goal. Can he get more upper body strenght and be stronger defensively?. This are all requirements of great midfielders. Like i said, time will tell and he should be given the time to prove that. It’s a simple question to cleverley, every player needs to be challenged in terms of their potential. I’m sure fergie will be posing the question to not only cleverley but the players he feels have the capabilities to make an extra step. Read thoroughly, my points are always balanced.

  11. samuel - united WE stand says:

    The point is, nani does not love the club. He’s not a born manc, i don’t think anyone should expect him to if he doesn’t willingly feel that way. As much as difficult it is to take and if nani can sign that contract then brilliant as i count him as the most talented and best winger united have but the walk of inevitably can be heard gradually walk-by, he looks likely to leave than to stay but we shall see.

    I don’t think i have to be told to be patient regarding cleverley. I’m looking and waiting for him to come good as he’s yet to have a full season, he needs every moment to settle at this level but it’s a question and a fair question in view to ask if he has the style of play to be dominant, can he make that extra step to be a brilliant midfielder. Can he provide that incisive moment of a match winning combination play, assist or a goal. Can he get more upper body strenght and be stronger defensively?. This are all requirements of great midfielders. Like i said, time will tell and he should be given the time to prove that. It’s a simple question to cleverley, every player needs to be challenged in terms of their potential. I’m sure fergie will be posing the question to not only cleverley but the players he feels have the capabilities to make an extra step. Read thoroughly, my points are always balanced.

  12. Ismail N says:

    I hope they’ll come back better and stronger. Best wishes to those two.

  13. Bobby Charlton's combover says:

    Tom isn’t setting the world alight but importantly he’s getting games under his belt and learning what is required to make an impression at the top. I always felt people were prematurely hailing him as our saviour at the beginning of last season and many also looked forward to his return after injury as if he was going to get straight back in the team and put in massive performances. He hasn’t done that but he hasn’t done badly either and when the season finishes hopefully we’ll be able to look back on a good, progressive season for him.

  14. Andykong says:

    @NBI red onion

    About the Saville chants on Saturday, I heard they were from the bitter Arsenal fans who were also chanting things about the rape allegations from years ago.

  15. Northwalesred says:

    Off topic, Bill Foulkes sells his European Cup winners medal for £40k, while the club is losing millions in interest payments thanks to the parasites who own it. Bill is as true United legend who’s medal should grace the club’s museum and a generous pension wouldn’t go amiss either. For someone of my generation it’s heartbreaking to see our heroes selling their hard earned trophies to make a living. LUHG.

  16. jigpig says:

    @NBI red onion @Andykong
    About the Saville chants, it didn’t sound like the Arsenal Fans from where I was. It was most of the Stretford end. It was a bit embarrassing if I’m honest….

  17. United Till I Die says:

    I’d like to see Anderson and Nani start in Portugal – perhaps we’ll see a bit more of that effortless penalty area class that led to the best goal of the lot against Chelsea? Hernandez and Welbeck getting some game time wouldn’t go amiss either. We don’t need a win to qualify but a professional, ruthless performance should warrant all 3 points regardless.

    Would be nice to put the group to bed now, preferably with Nani on the scoresheet, but an ugly 0-1 with no new injuries will do just fine.

  18. FletchTHEMAN says:

    United Till I Die. Cheers mate. I’ll second that. Spectacular if the defense sorts itself and gets a clean sheet. Think we can get a goal or 3 from the forwards, but the defense needs to come up trumps as well.

  19. tom c says:

    didnt the reports say earlier that United wanted to offload Nani but he forced himself to stay by switching off his phone and then setting a wage that was impossibly high? looked then like the lad wanted to stay. now though..

  20. United Till I Die says:

    Fletch, alright mate? That last goal from Arsenal was disappointing, as was them ending the game stronger and finishing with more possession, despite having 10 men. But the good news is Wayne could’ve blocked the goal if he was a bit braver, he actually ducked/jumped out the way.

    Apart from conceding, I thought Rafa, Evans, Rio and Evra did ok over the 90 mins. Tonight will be a big test for our current back four, probably from the first minute, so im glad to say you’re spot on about our attacking players mate! Thats one area we don’t seem to have a problem at the moment.

    The line up and bench should be interesting. Our Squad options are class imo.

  21. parryheid says:

    Northwalesred,

    Selling their hard earned trophies to make a living? Bit dramatic that,I obviously dont know his financial situation but would wonder about the need of an 80+ person for large sums of money at this time of life.

  22. FletchTHEMAN says:

    I second the sentiments on Bill Foulkes. But seems he needed some funds for something. Players of that era didn’t have the salaries of today. I’ll bet it was offered to the club but I can’t imagine them offering that much. Anyway, I hope he got the everything he wanted from it and more. Always say the players shouldn’t be condemned for having to manage their funds.

    Recall Best selling some of his medals as well, so I sure won’t judge old Bill. Just wish he had gotten more. Just looked it up. Best family got £156,000 for his winners medal.

  23. FletchTHEMAN says:

    Top news: Phil Jones in training from Monday! via SAF presser!

  24. Proverb says:

    Hernandez gets fans’ vote

    “Javier Hernandez’s recent performances have earned him the ManUtd.com Player of the Month award for October.

    The Mexican was the overwhelming winner in our public vote, despite strong competition from a number of Reds, including Robin van Persie, Wayne Rooney and last month’s victor, Rafael.

    But it was Hernandez’s goals against Braga (x2) and Chelsea (one each in both the league and Capital One Cup fixtures) that ultimately tipped the vote in his favour and earned him the Player of the Month award for a fifth time and the third consecutive October.”

    Well done to him, though VP would scoop it though

  25. Proverb says:

    Thought*

  26. samuel - united WE stand says:

    Utd till i die – i think it’s important top of the group, it aids you in terms of the last 16. Braga are no pushovers,,i’d imagine another close game again, united need to put in a solid defensive performance, hopefully that happens.

  27. Adam says:

    “It’s over for us,” Mancini concedes. “We cannot qualify.” That is epic failure, given the hundreds of millions of dollars pumped into City by its owner. The inability to overcome Ajax, a side built at a fraction of the cost…hahaha – great stuff

  28. Adam says:

    Mourinho admitted that if you give players as good as Dortmund’s time and space, “They kill you every time.”
    Klopp said that, considering the game was played in Madrid, it was a lot of fun

    - man.. I hope we don’t have to face BD for a while..they’ve been playing wicked..

  29. WeAreUnited says:

    For me Chicharito showe d some class last month and deserved his man of the month tittle, I voted for him. Thoug RVP was immense also, pure class, Chicha still brought us from 2-0 down and scored that winner goal against chelski.

    ayway, both are played well at the moment.

    I hope Chicha starts today and scores another.

    2-0 for us. I predict a good solid game for us, a couple of panic moments, but nothing more for Braga.

    peace.

  30. WeAreUnited says:

    btw, if the @Adam

    standing will stay like they are at the moment, us being first, we could face, not that I am worried and this is the spirit of CL, but some tough opponents.

    PSG, Milan, RealMadrid, Bayern, Celtic. ANd For example Arsenal and Chelski are second also, but we cannot face english oppnents immediatelly. If they go first, instead of them, it would be Schalke and Juve or Shakhtar.

    I dobt that bayern stays second and I doubt and PSG second after Porto, idoubt these, but at the moment those are the teams if these current standings stays on. 2 games unplayed of course.

  31. WeAreUnited says:

    THIS IS WHAT we supporters have said about Nani, and now the current Braga coach and the one who discovered Nani has said about him. I completely agree about this.

    http://www.manutd.com/en/News-And-Features/What-The-Papers-Say/2012/Nov/papers-jose-peseiro-tells-nani-to-stick-with-united.aspx

    Don’t dump Nani

    Sir Alex Ferguson has been told not to give up on Nani – by the man who discovered him. SC Braga coach Jose Peseiro gave the Portuguese international his first chance at Sporting Lisbon before he headed to Old Trafford. Now Nani’s United career teeters on the edge with the winger’s contract negotiations at a standstill.

    Ferguson proved just how frustrated he has become with the 25-year-old last week when publically criticising him after the Capital One Cup defeat to Chelsea. But Peseiro believes Nani still has a future at United. “I don’t know why Nani doesn’t play now,” he said. “I know the team is good.

    Manchester United doesn’t just have 11 players, but 20 at the similar top level and it’s hard. I don’t know if the problem is that he doesn’t sign another contract. I don’t know if the coach has less confidence in him or if he just doesn’t feel right at this moment.

    I would like Nani to play and play well – but not too well or to score in our goal. I hope he finishes the season well because it is important for him, the national team – and important for me because I put Nani in the first team at Sporting. I hope he plays more times, because I know him. If he doesn’t play, it is not easy for him. He doesn’t feel well when he doesn’t play – because he likes to play.”

    Peseiro says his former protege should follow the example set by Ryan Giggs, who is still playing for United at 38 years of age. “He’s improved in Manchester,” he said. “After Ronaldo left Manchester, he had two or three fantastic seasons. Manchester depended on him. At this moment it isn’t the same but Nani can improve more. IMPORTANT POINT for HATERS.

    ” Peseiro says an arm around the shoulder, rather than Ferguson’s famous hairdryer will get the best out of Nani. “A player can only play at the maximum level when he’s happy,” he said. “If he’s not happy, he can’t. All players have a different personalities. Some need an embrace and support, others don’t need any support. Sure, the English players don’t need too much support, but the Portuguese, Brazilian and Spanish players need more emotional contact. IMPORTANT POINT for HATERS.

    THIS SUMS it up for the brazilians and portuguese, he needs something that makes him tick, and feel loved. He needs the support of the supporters and the manager.

  32. Bobby Charlton's combover says:

    @We are United

    There are no haters mate – Personally I’m just not fussed about him. Sick of saying it but he has loads of talent but is unable to produce it often enough. As to whether he is being managed properly then the guy might have a point. Nani looks like a guy who responds to having his ego stroked and maybe he doesn’t get enough of that. As Samuel pointed out here (I think) earlier he’s not Manchester born and bred so he’ll never have the loyalty of the Nevilles or Scholes so when things go a bit against him he’s for more liable to look for a move rather than staying and fighting for his place.

  33. parryheid says:

    United can’t afford to play jessies like Nani in important games like tonight’s we need our tried and tested winners playing.Most important we get the section wrapped up ASAP,then there is room for varying the team but not before.imo.

  34. ididnotzeeit says:

    Hoping Anderson starts tonight, love watching that lad play football. Similar to watching Rafael at RB there’s something very entertaining about those Brazilians marauding forward. Chicharito to get a start too, him and Ando seem to be drinking the same kool-aid these days.

    A point will do, a comfortable win would be even better but not bloody likely! Go’on lads, can’t wait, buzzing all day!

  35. samuel - united WE stand says:

    United can’t afford to play jessies like Nani in important games like tonight’s we need our tried and tested winners playing.”

    Parry – What, nani isn’t tried and trusted? He’s not shown a desire to win throughout his career? You have got to be joking and as for him being a “jesse”, i tnink that tactical masterclass has to be marveled at. I can imagine you as a manager, the players are looking up to you for a knowledgeable input and grand-master comes out with a tactic used in the 1800′s, when bags of shit were kicked around, at the start of football’s evolution.

    According to your logic of “jesses”, united should fill the team with hatchet men like vinnie jones, not because they’re skilled at the art of moving a football but because they eat meat raw and chew nails for desert. I think this mentality sums up the english game and why engurland will win fuck all.

  36. FletchTHEMAN says:

    United starting via Haley!
    DeGea, Valencia, Smalling, Evans, Evra, Nani, Anderson, Giggs, Hernandez, Welbeck, Rooney

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