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Maguire hasn’t looked like an £80m defender too often - but tonight he did. Absolutely immense at the back - and a…
Retweeted by James RobsonMaguire hasn’t looked like an £80m defender too often - but tonight he did. Absolutely immense at the back - and a…
Manchester City won the title by this much last season. Don’t tell me that the finest of margins don’t matter. Offs… be clear - two VAR disallowed goals do not mean United have been lucky. They were legitimately ruled out. End of story #mufcVAR - no goal. Again. And he was offside, no matter how much Chelsea complainMaguire has been absolutely brilliant tonight. What a header that was #mufcVAR comes to United’s rescue. Chelsea fans saying unpleasant things about VAR. 1-0 to United #mufcThat’s a brilliant goal. Wonderful work from Wan-Bissaka and a perfect glancing header from Martial. The type of go… are getting in behind United’s wing-backs far too easily. The back three formation is not working for #mufcRaiola takes aim at Solskjaer: Until now I was maybe too nice to him. Solskjaer should just remember things he sai… is here #mufc wrote about this on Saturday. Now Guardiola has told his inner circle that he will not quit #MCFC won’t hold a press conference ahead of West Ham & doesn’t have to because he fulfilled media duties for t… @markgoldbridge They probably will. But without fitness/rhythm, will he play or justify himself in a tournament he… @SirAlexFerg_Way The perfect solution is to get him playing well enough to get United into top & win a trophy. That…’s response to Chelsea interest in Sanchez tells you everything you need to know about a bidding war for Sanc… doubt Solskjær is in a stronger position re Pogba due to the signing of Fernandes. But can he really afford to l… Guarantees - but Solskjaer is open to Ighalo making his United move permanent #mufc
A new strand to the Pogba saga. He needs to play to get into France’s Euros squad. Now Solskjaer is refusing to off…’s all good and well for Mourinho to wonder about what might have been re City ban. But would LVG have been sack…’s ‘joke’ after City ban: I have to ask if the team that finished second in 2018 is going to be champions,… Cole is set to be overtaken by Sergio Aguero in the all-time Premier League scoring list this season. He will…
I talk to Juventus and their vice-chairman Pavel Nedved about many things, including about Pogba and other players,… to Italian media: He never lost his smile but clearly a great player doesn't go to #mufc only to not challen… @City_Chief Full story here @WeAreMCFC @SuperbiaProeIia Full story @City_Xtra Link to that here These are my own thoughts on Guardiola’s future. It is still very much one to watch #mcfc for the sake of my replies, can someone tell me how to turn off predictive text on Twitter because I’m getting… is not to say I’m convinced the ban won’t have an impact - but this is the immediate response to last night’s… string response to speculation over Guardiola’s future #mcfc @benibent84 He was bought during the period in questionSolskjaer: I don’t understand what he’s saying. I’ve seen him sat there in his kitchen #mufc @benibent84 Your point? @pmophy17421 Far fewer - but that’s not the point anywayWe don’t know the exact time-frame of City’s FFP breaches between 2012-16. But these were among their signings duri…
No conclusive answers yet on how long an appeal will take or how that impacts upon the ban. Chelsea’s recent CAS a… must also be said that there was a significant amount of bad transfer business during that period, too #mcfc clear if City’s charge includes Guardiola’s first summer of 2016. If not, it includes signings of Fernandinho,… is aware of the attempts to undermine his achievements at Barca, Bayern & City - but sources close to him… have immediately announced plans to fight their 2-year ban from Champions League “With this prejudicial proces… big hint here on how Solskjær plans to use Ighalo against Chelsea - and after Scholes’ criticism, a defence of Un… has been allowed to move freely in public & stay in a busy Manchester hotel despite being kept away from Uni…
Ziyech was identified by United scouts and was available for a bargain price - but they decided not to rival Chelse… opted against bidding for Ziyech. Sancho seen as ideal target after being alerted to his availability #mufc @sgevans They play sports no one else in the world wants to play 😉Sancho is the man United believe can solve their long-standing problem position on the right. This season might hav…
The perfect candidate to end United’s striker search #mufc has been United’s priority attacking target for the past 12 months. City didn’t insert an ‘anti-United’ clau… @MullockSMirror I hear they can’t get you off it.Plenty of straight-talking United pundits on TV, but this was such a refreshingly honest interview with Andy Cole o… on Ighalo: I think we will get him sharp. #mufc has willingly put pressure on himself & United’s transfer committee this summer. He insists the club’s st…
@MorganMcSorley No, it was me. Managed not to add the link: @MorganMcSorley I wrote this in December when they were closing in on Haaland and it explains the structure @MorganMcSorley I can’t speak to the manner in which Liverpool’s works, but it’s obviously been successful. United’… Woodward’s message has changed over the past 18 months. This tweet was not approved by #mufc🚨 FIXTURE UPDATE 🚨 🆚 City v West Ham 🏆 @premierleague 🏟 Etihad Stadium 📅 Wednesday 19 February ⏰ 19:30 UK 🔵…
Retweeted by James RobsonIf Woodward offered season ticket refunds to any fan dissatisfied with United’s summer business, how many would tak… @callumwashere I don’t know if it will be different to any of the recent windows. As for ‘any other window’ - I’d s…’s another article, which clearly shows I’m 'on the payroll’ - which has aged pretty well, I’d say #mufc @DiscoMirror You know the gameRemarkable the amount of responses claiming I’ve ‘fallen for this’ or I’m ‘on the payroll.’ I am reporting the word… is in United’s travelling squad for Chelsea. Solskjaer says he’s ‘desperate to play’ #mufc on safe standing: The club are in favour of rail seating in parts of Old Trafford in principle. A formal pro… Liverpool last week to Manchester this! The Evening Standard's @jamesrobsonES chats to host @DanOgunshakin abo…
Retweeted by James RobsonIghalo’s hopes of making a dream start at #mufc are fading, Maddison and Grealish are all on United’s radar this summer, which Woodward describes as an ‘important oppo…
@SimonPeach I resisted using ‘warchest’Can understand cynicism from fans. Hard to remember the last time United ended a transfer window having met squad r… has paved the way for a transfer splurge at the end of the season - describing it as an ‘important summer’… @philmcnulty @RichJolly No plan B - that’s his problemIt’s been an utterly surreal start to life at United for Ighalo. He’s got a massive battle on his hands to convince…
McTominay has surprised United medics with speed of his recovery. Having him in the same midfield as Bruno Fernande… @CarwynW42350638 Is this an article about how awful Pogba is? It’s a report about his current situation at #mufc, w…“Pogba’s played his last game for United” “United still believe they can make it work” The internal wrangling about… @JamesTMaw Be interesting to see if his pride lets him, given the lead Liverpool already have.I didn’t expect this to be so emphatic #mufcCity put out a team of kids in the FA Cup in 2016 because of a 4pm Sunday kick off ahead of a game at Dynamo Kiev t… would United fans prefer to sign this summer? #mufc
Pogba was supposed to be out for weeks, but still not fit enough to take part in winter break training. McTominay… is wildly differing talk at United as to how to proceed with Pogba. They have serious doubts about anyone com…
Guardiola says he doesn’t know if it will be weeks or months until Sterling plays again #mcfcGuardiola on Messi’s Barcelona future: I think he’s going to stay there. That’s my wish #mcfc
Tuesday: Klopp is a no-show as Liverpool kids play in the FA Cup. Wednesday: Solskjær watches from the stands as U… has a strong relationship with Soriano. So strong that Soriano has long-held the belief City would be the clu… is the first time I’ve seen Mejbri live. Leeds clearly see him as the main threat. He’s taken some heavy challenges already #mufcThey wish #mufc
Fernandes plays like a man with a hefty goal bonus in his contract. Solskjaer’s big gripe at United is that far too… said he’d review City’s penalties. Now he says players still decide, while Jesus says a list is pinned to… splits opinion among United. Expect to see him taken out of the firing line in the weeks coming up #mufcær refuses to be drawn on Pogba’s return. Initially said it would be a ‘few’ weeks. He needed to be driven to…
This is about as damning as Solskjær has been about the mess his predecessors left him with. Even if he’s not at Un… @jhSTEW I’d be surprised if he was there next season @pmophy17421 Compare today’s back four to last season. Fernandinho a huge loss in midfield. Silva not the force he… are still a wonderful side - but today’s starting XI points to the drop in quality, compared to the last two s… one game Bruno Fernandes had more shots than any United player has averaged this season. Three on target, can ta… to this, Ighalo will offer a much-needed alternative to Martial #mufc Pogba nor McTominay will be involved in United’s winter training camp #mufc