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I will get Craig tattoo'd on my face (and call my first born son Craig to make the tattoo easier to explain) if we spend £30m on Lucas Moura

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What would be the point though? Behind the striker/winger is the last position we need filling at the minute. Kagawa/Rooney/Nani/Valencia/Young is enough. A proper CM is the place where we should be spending £30 million.

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If we sign Lucas then Nani is off, simple as. But reading into the reports they look made up, I don't think there is anything in it. More likely he will go to Inter Milan.

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Someone like that would be worth signing if you have the money regardless, they're young enough to grow into the team. The problems is we don't really have £30m to throw at him. Probably made an inquiry to get the rumour mill going to back the IPO.

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I will get Craig tattoo'd on my face (and call my first born son Craig to make the tattoo easier to explain) if we spend £30m on Lucas Moura

As will I.

Lucas Moura looks good but I can't imagine us spending that kind of money for him. His current club are probably trying to get teams to start a bidding for him and I doubt we'd be a part of one.

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The rumour has been going around for about a week, that a delegation has been sent over to talk to his family who own part of his contract headed by Jim Lawlor. In some ways it fits Fergie's MO, signing a player before they play in a major tournament.

I still think it's a load of rubbish though, can't see us spending £30m before the start of the season, certainly not on a single player who's still so young and has only played on a different continent. Besides the fact that the positions he'd play in are probably our strongest and don't really need reinforcement. He does look like a special player though.

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Its a smokescreen to distract clubs from going after our number 1 target, but dont ask me who that is.

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http://www.manutd.com/en/News-And-Features/Exclusive-Interviews/2012/Jun/larnell-cole-exclusive-interview.aspx

I know it's an exaggerated stereotype of Scholes, but couldn't help but laugh out at this line.

:lol:

The thing with the press is that they'll peddle this myth that moronic (albeit gifted) players like Balotelli are 'characters' that working stiffs should be in awe of and be incredulous at their amazingly wacky antics. The reality is that a character like Scholes is infinitely more intriguing, because you have no real idea about what makes him tick.

I'd far rather have a pint with Brian McClair or Paul Scholes than Gazza or Balotelli, put it that way.

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Lucas Moura is to replace Park apparantly... makes me wonder what the point is if we need to spend MORE money to replace a player we sold for hardly any money

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Lucas Moura is to replace Park apparantly... makes me wonder what the point is if we need to spend MORE money to replace a player we sold for hardly any money

Don't talk such ****. :D

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This thread is going downhill rapidly.

At least United are actually being discussed now rather than England, Everton & Tottenham. It's only taken 8 pages.

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Calm down :lol:

Any other response wouldn't have suited. :D

In all seriouness, I can't see us spending £30million on a player that we don't need.

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This thread is going downhill rapidly.

At least United are actually being discussed now rather than England, Everton & Tottenham. It's only taken 8 pages.

It didn't start all that highly to be honest...

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Coldberg always talks about the thread going downhill, like it was better in the old days. It wasn't.

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Coldberg always talks about the thread going downhill, like it was better in the old days. It wasn't.

Do you see how deep this thread is? We're a metaphor for life, man. :cool:

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Do you see how deep this thread is? We're a metaphor for life, man. :cool:

Yeah, I gave up reading existential fiction when I discovered this thread.

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The thing with the press is that they'll peddle this myth that moronic (albeit gifted) players like Balotelli are 'characters' that working stiffs should be in awe of and be incredulous at their amazingly wacky antics. The reality is that a character like Scholes is infinitely more intriguing, because you have no real idea about what makes him tick.

I'd far rather have a pint with Brian McClair or Paul Scholes than Gazza or Balotelli, put it that way.

As would I. Besides, Gazza strikes me as a complete idiot. Even before alcohol (further) destroyed his mind.

We should start to talk about Spurs, Gazza and alcohol for a couple of pages now :D

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We should start to talk about Spurs, Gazza and alcohol for a couple of pages now :D

Don't be daft, ******** transfer rumours are far more interesting! I'm old enough to remember having a Bryan Robson Football Annual (!), think it was after the 1988/89 season and Robson talks about the United squad compiling the transfer rumours from the tabloids that summer and having a laugh about them. Think there was over a hundred players that United were linked to the club that Fergie had no interest in or had never even heard of. Nothing ever changes.

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The rumour has been going around for about a week, that a delegation has been sent over to talk to his family who own part of his contract headed by Jim Lawlor. In some ways it fits Fergie's MO, signing a player before they play in a major tournament.

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From what I have heard Lawlor was at Carrington and never left the country so yeah its not true.

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I didn't realise that Tony Coton had a heart attack, hopefully he makes a full recovery.

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I heard that too, and I hope he is fine and recovers well. Very early to get something like that, but it's a dangerous age.

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Is that the Swiss version of The Sun or some such rag not worthy of ass-wiping? Front page looks intelligence-reducing.

Nice broad though, can't deny that.

Which reminds me... I can understand why Park left

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I didn't even read the link :o

I think most people looked at the pretty picture rather than read the link. ;)

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Err, that's a bit bloody nice. Must be a fake.

Interesting to see Arsenal and Chelsea linked with N'Zonzi over the past couple of days. Been pretty much my #1 target for us this summer, reckon he's exactly what we need - young, athletic, good ball retention and uses it pretty well from what I've seen, Premier League experience, and should be pretty cheap. Basically at the level of a starting DM for a midtable Prem side - ideal as an occasional squad option for us, as Butt and P. Neville were. No reason why he couldn't develop under us in a similar way to Valencia.

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I like N'Zonzi aswell, I am surprised nobody has signed him yet. Won't cost a lot and won't expect to play every game for us or another like us. We could do much worse. Obviously he wouldn't be good enough for some people though who still somehow expect the best signings every time.

I love the kit too but I don't think i'll buy it.

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I hate the fact we change kits every bloody year.

The one above looks like an England shirt.

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Piece in the New York Times about why the Glazers would decide to float in New York instead of London or even Asia.

http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2012/07/10/in-manchester-uniteds-i-p-o-a-preference-for-u-s-rules/

They are also filing it using last years financial accounts so they don't have to show the impact the loss of Champions league revenue had on the books.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2012/jul/10/manchester-united-accounts-share-offer

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As nice as it would have been to be bought by millionaires instead of US businessmen, I'm glad we never got taken over by the lot in charge of PSG. They really are playing true-life FM!

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carded for calling neil brock a tool earlier in the thread... who snitched ;)

the irony is i got neilstudd and neil brock mixed up :D

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That shirt looks amazing.

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Interesting that the fishal site is running with a story about Kiko being happy to be back. Maybe no new 4th choice after all then. Certainly worth giving him 6 months of actual football in his actual position to see if there is anything there or not.

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If real, it must come with pink shorts and green socks or something.

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I think them shorts look like boxer shorts actually. Not a fan of that part but then from a buying point of view I don't care because I don't buy full kits.

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