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This means more to me than any signing ever could.

Every time I drive past the Etihad campus I can't help but admire everything about it. It's massive, has a multitude of pitches, close to the city centre, close to their stadium and is extremely private. A lot of City players (and club staff) live in luxury apartments in town whereas you will find that the majority of United players and staff live in the likes of Alderley edge, Hale, Bowdon, Prestbury etc etc. Jose was an anomaly in that he lived at the Lowry Hotel during his tenure with us.

There is so much land around Carrington and its logistically easier to access than the Etihad campus for everything from couriers, construction material deliveries, council permits etc. No excuses for not upgrading it.

Carrington has been completely neglected and one of the best things about Ronaldos second stint was him highlighting that.

The stadium is a pain in the arse for us fans but the training ground is more important for the players.
Why does it matter where players live?
 
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I hope we announce new facilities like we announce new player signings.
 

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What does where players live matter?
I honestly think it matters a bit in this case pal. Many city players and staff live in the city, whereas united players mostly live in Cheshire. Not saying that living in a apartment makes you a better player but Citys owners have covered all bases in making sure they attract players.

They have developed What was previously a brownfield wasteland into one of the best training facilities in the world, situated a 5 minute drive to the likes of citysuites and other luxurious apartments in the city which most City players and staff reside in. Manchester City centre is becoming a very sought after place to live for wealthy people and Citys owners have used this to their advantage. They have been forwardthinking in so many ways. You don't really hear of many city players not adjusting to the North West of England because they have everything at their doorstep in the city.

Our co owners on the other hand have neglected our infrastructure and have not done anything to impress potential signings, managers etc. Ronaldo's comment about the pool said it all. People will laugh it off but he is probably the most professional athlete of all time and he has every right to expect state of the art facilities.
 

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Good news...zero to moan about.

Will the players a boost coming back for pre-season, all part of the process...improve as many areas of the club as you can.
 

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The best news that could come out this summer.

I'm certain better facilities will translate to better performances on the field.
We won the treble from The Cliff.

Bunch of spoiled cnuts nowadays complaining about Carrington. It had feck all to do with their lacklustre performances last season.

I'd make them train at The Cliff this season. Take them back to grassroots like Rocky 3 :lol: .
 

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I honestly think it matters a bit in this case pal. Many city players and staff live in the city, whereas united players mostly live in Cheshire. Not saying that living in a apartment makes you a better player but Citys owners have covered all bases in making sure they attract players.

They have developed What was previously a brownfield wasteland into one of the best training facilities in the world, situated a 5 minute drive to the likes of citysuites and other luxurious apartments in the city which most City players and staff reside in. Manchester City centre is becoming a very sought after place to live for wealthy people and Citys owners have used this to their advantage. They have been forwardthinking in so many ways. You don't really hear of many city players not adjusting to the North West of England because they have everything at their doorstep in the city.

Our co owners on the other hand have neglected our infrastructure and have not done anything to impress potential signings, managers etc. Ronaldo's comment about the pool said it all. People will laugh it off but he is probably the most professional athlete of all time and he has every right to expect state of the art facilities.
Wow. United players live where they want to. There's many reasons why a player would choose to live away from the centre of a major city especially if they have young family. This is a weird criticism.
 

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Wow. United players live where they want to. There's many reasons why a player would choose to live away from the centre of a major city especially if they have young family. This is a weird criticism.
I know united players live where they want to live. Where did I say they didn't have that freedom lmao?
My criticism is on the Glazers lack of investment into Carrington, OT and disinterest in any sort of progression.

You sound confused lad.
 

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Would question the need for lounge areas and nicely decorated corridors to an extent. Not to say it shoud look like shit, but I'd have thought the latest gym and medical equipment, pitch maintenance techniques would be much more of a priority.

Would have thought players come into training and bog off sharpish rather than hang around. Maybe the idea is to change that though?
 

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Would question the need for lounge areas and nicely decorated corridors to an extent. Not to say it shoud look like shit, but I'd have thought the latest gym and medical equipment, pitch maintenance techniques would be way more important.
I'm sure they're doing those too, but probably looks a bit less interesting on a press release.
 

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Would question the need for lounge areas and nicely decorated corridors to an extent. Not to say it shoud look like shit, but I'd have thought the latest gym and medical equipment, pitch maintenance techniques would be much more of a priority.

Would have thought players come into training and bog off sharpish rather than hang around. Maybe the idea is to change that though?
Agreed. Not impressed with what was in the press release. Seems largely cosmetic so far.
 

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Would question the need for lounge areas and nicely decorated corridors to an extent. Not to say it shoud look like shit, but I'd have thought the latest gym and medical equipment, pitch maintenance techniques would be much more of a priority.

Would have thought players come into training and bog off sharpish rather than hang around. Maybe the idea is to change that though?
"The initial focus will be on the gym, medical, nutrition, and recovery areas."

https://www.manutd.com/en/news/detail/man-utd-to-invest-50m-in-carrington-training-facility
 

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I'm sure they're doing those too, but probably looks a bit less interesting on a press release.
"The initial focus will be on the gym, medical, nutrition, and recovery areas."
Cheers! Personally I'd love to see mock-ups of all that. Not being involved in the football indusrty it would be great to see a showcase of just what is out there, the science behind certain new ideas and the anticipated benefits of what they're putting together etc.

Perhaps some stuff is so cutting edge that clubs don't want other teams to know exactly what they have? I don't know.
 
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I honestly think it matters a bit in this case pal. Many city players and staff live in the city, whereas united players mostly live in Cheshire. Not saying that living in a apartment makes you a better player but Citys owners have covered all bases in making sure they attract players.

They have developed What was previously a brownfield wasteland into one of the best training facilities in the world, situated a 5 minute drive to the likes of citysuites and other luxurious apartments in the city which most City players and staff reside in. Manchester City centre is becoming a very sought after place to live for wealthy people and Citys owners have used this to their advantage. They have been forwardthinking in so many ways. You don't really hear of many city players not adjusting to the North West of England because they have everything at their doorstep in the city.

Our co owners on the other hand have neglected our infrastructure and have not done anything to impress potential signings, managers etc. Ronaldo's comment about the pool said it all. People will laugh it off but he is probably the most professional athlete of all time and he has every right to expect state of the art facilities.
A lot of City staff / players live in town because that's what their security team suggested due to the high level of robberies at properties in Cheshire.
 

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There's only so much you can dress up a gym in a promotional mock-up photo whereas a big general area thing like they've done shows off 'modern aesthetic' a bit better hence why they've done it.
 

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Who told you that?
Someone who works in the club. Says Pep also encourages it.

Taking away that, I'm not sure it's as attractive to live in town compared to Cheshire, it's hardly miles away and doesn't mean you have Piccadilly Gardens on your doorstep.
 

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A lot of City staff / players live in town because that's what their security team suggested due to the high level of robberies at properties in Cheshire.
I'm always surprised by how many burglaries there are of footballers' homes. I could be naive, but I figured with the resources and money at their disposal, they'd easily be able to afford 24/7 surveillance and a security presence constantly guarding their premises.
 

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I'm always surprised by how many burglaries there are of footballers' homes. I could be naive, but I figured with the resources and money at their disposal, they'd easily be able to afford 24/7 surveillance and a security presence constantly guarding their premises.
Maybe wild speculation, but some of these security companies are owned or have links with people linked to crime.

Also, usually the type if people coming to steal your car or rob your house are not the type to worry about security
 

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Someone who works in the club. Says Pep also encourages it.

Taking away that, I'm not sure it's as attractive to live in town compared to Cheshire, it's hardly miles away and doesn't mean you have Piccadilly Gardens on your doorstep.
'Someone who works in the club' :lol: sorry mate but I do not believe you one bit.

Pep encourages his players to live in town and not in a mansion in Cheshire with/without private security because of burglary rates? Pep's a great manager but I never knew he was also an estate agent aswell?

Alot of players have private security, which makes sense if you are earning over 200k a week. Like a poster who responded to me before said, players with families will prefer to live in a big house with space than an apartment. They will probably hire security and live in rural cheshire before listening to pep encouraging them to live in an apartment because of the obscene burglary rates in said areas.

Pogba for instance, lived in Warburton green, wouldnt go anywhere without his personal bodyguard. I know this because 'someone' I know very well went on a date with Paul's bodyguard.
 

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A lot of City staff / players live in town because that's what their security team suggested due to the high level of robberies at properties in Cheshire.
Its likely that they just get bought their appartment by the club as part of their siging on agreement and live there for free.
 

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'Someone who works in the club' :lol: sorry mate but I do not believe you one bit.

Pep encourages his players to live in town and not in a mansion in Cheshire with/without private security because of burglary rates? Pep's a great manager but I never knew he was also an estate agent aswell?

Alot of players have private security, which makes sense if you are earning over 200k a week. Like a poster who responded to me before said, players with families will prefer to live in a big house with space than an apartment. They will probably hire security and live in rural cheshire before listening to pep encouraging them to live in an apartment because of the obscene burglary rates in said areas.

Pogba for instance, lived in Warburton green, wouldnt go anywhere without his personal bodyguard. I know this because 'someone' I know very well went on a date with Paul's bodyguard.
Ok mate.
 

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Made the mistake of clicking on the Instagram post and seeing all the comments from fake plastic fans saying ‘Cristiano was right’ and similar nonsense, as if everyone hasn’t known for years that Carrington was in dire need of investment. That has-been was only making excuses for himself on the way out of the door anyway.
 

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Made the mistake of clicking on the Instagram post and seeing all the comments from fake plastic fans saying ‘Cristiano was right’ and similar nonsense, as if everyone hasn’t known for years that Carrington was in dire need of investment. That has-been was only making excuses for himself on the way out of the door anyway.
Aye as if INEOS haven't been at Carrington the last few months and seen it for themselves. Nah they just watched Ronaldo's Piers Morgan interview. :lol:
 

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'Someone who works in the club' :lol: sorry mate but I do not believe you one bit.

Pep encourages his players to live in town and not in a mansion in Cheshire with/without private security because of burglary rates? Pep's a great manager but I never knew he was also an estate agent aswell?

Alot of players have private security, which makes sense if you are earning over 200k a week. Like a poster who responded to me before said, players with families will prefer to live in a big house with space than an apartment. They will probably hire security and live in rural cheshire before listening to pep encouraging them to live in an apartment because of the obscene burglary rates in said areas.

Pogba for instance, lived in Warburton green, wouldnt go anywhere without his personal bodyguard. I know this because 'someone' I know very well went on a date with Paul's bodyguard.
So they went on a date with Paul then, too?:lol:
 

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Would question the need for lounge areas and nicely decorated corridors to an extent. Not to say it shoud look like shit, but I'd have thought the latest gym and medical equipment, pitch maintenance techniques would be much more of a priority.

Would have thought players come into training and bog off sharpish rather than hang around. Maybe the idea is to change that though?
I think they said medical, gym, recovery, nutrition is the focus?

I don't think they will really publish full on plans for the world, I don't think any club really openly shows off the training grounds.
 

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"The initial focus will be on the gym, medical, nutrition, and recovery areas."

https://www.manutd.com/en/news/detail/man-utd-to-invest-50m-in-carrington-training-facility

People have preconceived notions and want to be upset for no reason.

It's evident that they are going to be working on the footballing functional departments first, but people want to cry.

Here's an article from Mike Keegan to further elaborate on the changes - https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/f...d-overhaul.html?ico=authors_pagination_mobile

New warm up area etc with changes to the parking lot (they're going to be building a physical structure on a part of the parking lot). That said, there'll be more changes that we won't be privy to.
 

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No, we are still assessing plots in the area then you need to design and build it which can take a long time, we desperately needed upgrades in the short term as well however and this is part of that.
I doubt we'll be spending £50m on upgrades to then move a new training ground. Unless the new ground will be for the youth/women's team only and Carrington for the men's team.
 

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We should all bow to Ronaldo for single handedly making this happen. If it weren't for him, I don't know where we'd be.

He backed the Glazers into a corner to sell by charging extra-ordinarily high wages here to make sure we were skint and then he went the extra mile with the interview to force an exit with little to no transfer fee. Now Jim is in, and what do you know? Carrington's being upgraded to match the vision he always saw for us. Even if he sacrificed his European football career doing it. That's what heroes do
 
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I doubt we'll be spending £50m on upgrades to then move a new training ground. Unless the new ground will be for the youth/women's team only and Carrington for the men's team.
You could be right given what someone else mentioned earlier in the thread about us assessing golf courses in the area and not moving ahead with it. But still £50mil is a decent chunk of change and we also added a new building for the women's and academy teams earlier in the year so a big upgrade to the facilities is still good news.
 

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Someone who works in the club. Says Pep also encourages it.

Taking away that, I'm not sure it's as attractive to live in town compared to Cheshire, it's hardly miles away and doesn't mean you have Piccadilly Gardens on your doorstep.
I would bet very few, if any, United or City players live 'in town'. It would be hell for them.

Re staff of any club outside of a couple, surely they just obviously can't afford to live in the same area/houses as footballers?
 

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'Someone who works in the club' :lol: sorry mate but I do not believe you one bit.

Pep encourages his players to live in town and not in a mansion in Cheshire with/without private security because of burglary rates? Pep's a great manager but I never knew he was also an estate agent aswell?

Alot of players have private security, which makes sense if you are earning over 200k a week. Like a poster who responded to me before said, players with families will prefer to live in a big house with space than an apartment. They will probably hire security and live in rural cheshire before listening to pep encouraging them to live in an apartment because of the obscene burglary rates in said areas.

Pogba for instance, lived in Warburton green, wouldnt go anywhere without his personal bodyguard. I know this because 'someone' I know very well went on a date with Paul's bodyguard.
Your posts are so confusing mate.

You question a poster who says he knows someone that works at City but then come out with someone you know that was dating Paul's bodyguard!