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Old 11-01-2018, 12:04   #3201
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United in for Sanchez today, with Micky T as bait. I'd be sad to see him leave but I'd be very happy if this one came off.
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Old 11-01-2018, 12:25   #3202
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I hope you get him, the constant complaints about the current crop of players has grown stale, could do with some new blood in to complain about!
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Old 11-01-2018, 21:53   #3203
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United in for Sanchez today, with Micky T as bait. I'd be sad to see him leave but I'd be very happy if this one came off.
I've never understood why we were not linked with him in the first place. He is the sort of World class striker we need, if it came off.
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Old 11-01-2018, 23:45   #3204
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United in for Sanchez today, with Micky T as bait. I'd be sad to see him leave but I'd be very happy if this one came off.


Would be more than happy to get rid of Miki and a wad of cash for Sanchez. Not going to happen though, he’s going to City. He’s exactly the box office type of player we need.


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Old 12-01-2018, 05:56   #3205
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I wouldn't get too excited about Sanchez - there's a thread on the City forums with back page exclusives from the last three years. I'll save people the bother of visiting by summarising here, but each headline more or less says: MANCHESTER UNITED IN SHOCK/LAST MINUTE - Insert Name Here - MOVE and the list includes:-

- Gabriel Jesus
- Ilkay Gundogan
- Nicolas Otamendi
- John Stones
- Raheem Sterling
- Ederson
- Kyle Walker
- Pep Guardiola
- Sergio Aguero

I'm sure decent papers get insider info every so often, but most of them are making it up as they go along to generate clicks, and unfortunately United are the most-commonly used bait. I'd be genuinely surprised if Sanchez didn't end up at City, whether that's now or in the summer.
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Old 12-01-2018, 06:57   #3206
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I can't see Sanchez going to United at all but MICON will be excited to know that the Telegraph reckons you want Hernandez back
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Old 12-01-2018, 07:00   #3207
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I've never really got too excited about these backpage stories, as said, the newspaper equivalent of clickbait.
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Old 12-01-2018, 10:03   #3208
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Presumably big clubs consider going for any big player going on the market. Presumably JM reads that he is available and considers it, if only in his head for two seconds. Easy stories to write
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Old 12-01-2018, 10:05   #3209
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Presumably big clubs consider going for any big player going on the market. Presumably JM reads that he is available and considers it, if only in his head for two seconds. Easy stories to write
When he does go to City, let's hope he's an Asprilla signing.
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When he does go to City, let's hope he's an Asprilla signing.
Or Rodney Marsh.

I think that it makes sense that we sign him in January - he's not competing for the league or CL for Arsenal if he stays anyway and they get a fee; if he signs, we get a few months to bed him into the system ready for next season.
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Old 12-01-2018, 11:07   #3211
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Or Rodney Marsh.

I think that it makes sense that we sign him in January - he's not competing for the league or CL for Arsenal if he stays anyway and they get a fee; if he signs, we get a few months to bed him into the system ready for next season.
Yeah, but I'm guessing you hope he isn't a Rodney Marsh signing!

He'll be cup-tied for the you in all competitions though, no?

I'm guessing that the story about United's interest is from the Arsenal camp in order to try and drive the price up
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Yeah, but I'm guessing you hope he isn't a Rodney Marsh signing!

He'll be cup-tied for the you in all competitions though, no?

I'm guessing that the story about United's interest is from the Arsenal camp in order to try and drive the price up
Only Cup tied for the League and FA Cup I think.
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Only Cup tied for the League and FA Cup I think.
Played and scored against FC Koln.

Unless playing in the Europa doesn't cup tie you for the CL anymore?
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Old 12-01-2018, 14:19   #3214
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Played and scored against FC Koln.

Unless playing in the Europa doesn't cup tie you for the CL anymore?
Pretty sure the rule changed a while ago ... in the January window, a CL club can register 1 new player, for the knockout stages, who has already played in the Europa League for someone else.
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Pretty sure the rule changed a while ago ... in the January window, a CL club can register 1 new player, for the knockout stages, who has already played in the Europa League for someone else.
Yeah, looks like you are right.

It's fine the other way round too, as long as the CL club didn't finish 3rd and is now playing in the Europa.
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Sanchez is looking like he coming to you, seems you are happy to pay the massive fees that even City have scoffed at. But good signing though, but not sure why you don't wait until the summer.
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I bet he still goes to City, odds have been slashed massively over the last few hours and they are now favourites again with some.

In other news, Souness is still a knob.
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That asshole has (Southampton) the gaul to talk (Southampton) about United tapping up Sanchez (Southampton).
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On another note, I really hope Giggs can do well as the Welsh manager.... I really do. To me he is unproven.
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That asshole has (Southampton) the gaul to talk (Southampton) about United tapping up Sanchez (Southampton).
It's obvious that he's got a blinkered hatred for United, but the obvious issue is that he doesn't understand how the transfer system works.

Sanchez is out of contract in the summer, so anybody is free to approach him. He can't be "tapped up" from Arsenal and he hasn't signed for City yet, so he certainly can't be tapped up from them either.
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