Manchester United are linked with dozens (if not hundreds) of players every season.
This guide, created by our staff will help you distinguish between reliable sources of transfer information.

Each Tier is alphabetically organized to make it easy to find a source.

Tier 0 (Undisputed, Official Sources)

  • @ManUtd / manutd.com

 

Tier 1 (Highest Quality Sources)

  • Craig Norwood (Club Photographer)
  • David Ornstein (BBC/Arsenal)
  • Fabrizio Romano (Guardian)
  • Gianluca Di Marzio (Sky Italia/Independant Journalist)
  • Henry Winter (The Times Chief of Football)
  • Kristof Terreur (The Guardian)
  • Mohamed Bouhafsi (France)
  • Paul Joyce (The Times/Liverpool/Everton)
  • Simon Peach (Press Association)
  • Simon Stone (BBC)
  • Sport1 (Germany)

Tier 3 (Average reliability, or former Tier 2)

  • A Bola (Portugal)
  • Canal+/Pierre Menes (France)
  • Correio de Manha (Portugal)
  • Daniel Taylor (Guardian)
  • Duncan Castles (Record/Times)
  • Ian Herbert (Independent)
  • Ian Ladyman (Daily Mail)
  • James Ducker (the Telegraph)
  • Jamie Jackson (Guardian)
  • Jason Burt (Telegraph)
  • Jim White (Everton only)
  • Le Parisien (France)
  • L’Equipe (France)
  • Mark Ogden (ESPN)
  • Paul Hirst (The Times)
  • Record (Portugal)
  • Richard Keys (beIN Sports)
  • Rob Dawson (ESPN)
  • Ruhr Nachrichten (Germany)
  • Stu Bates (Mirror)
  • The Guardian
  • The Telegraph
  • The Times

Tier 2 (Proven to have current sources)

  • Andy Burton (Sky Sports)
  • BBC (United Kingdom)
  • Bild (Germany/Bavaria)
  • Caderna SER (Spain)
  • COPE (Spain)
  • David Amoyal (Italians only, Tier 3 if not)
  • De Telegraaf (Netherlands)
  • Der Westen (Germany/Schalke/Gladbach/Dortmund)
  • James Cooper (Sky Sports)
  • Kicker (Germany)
  • Matt Law (Telegraph/Chelsea)
  • O Jogo (Portugal)
  • Raphael Honigstein (Germany Freelancer/Guardian German News)
  • RMC Sport (France)
  • Sky Sports UK (UK)– Sky Sources Only
  • Voetbal International (Netherlands)

Tier 4 (Indirect sources, low reliability)

  • AS (Spain/Real Madrid)
  • BildSport (Germany)
  • Daily Mail
  • Goal.com
  • Guillem Balague (Sky Sports/Freelance)
  • John Cross (The Mirror)
  • Kaveh Solhekol (Sky Sports)
  • London Evening Standard
  • Marca (Spain/Real Madrid)
  • Mundo Deportivo (Spain)
  • Paris/Euro United (France/PSG)
  • Simon Mullock (Mirror)
  • Sky Sports (except for Sky Sports UK)
  • Sport (Spain)
  • Stephen Howson (FullTimeDevils)
  • Stuart Mathieson (MEN)
  • Talksport (UK & Ireland)
  • The Independent
  • The Mirror
  • Tuttomercatoweb (Italy)

Tier 0 (Undisputed, Official Sources)

  • @ManUtd / manutd.com

 

Tier 1 (Highest Quality Sources)

  • Craig Norwood (Club Photographer)
  • David Ornstein (BBC/Arsenal)
  • Fabrizio Romano (Guardian)
  • Gianluca Di Marzio (Sky Italia/Independant Journalist)
  • Henry Winter (The Times Chief of Football)
  • Kristof Terreur (The Guardian)
  • Mohamed Bouhafsi (France)
  • Paul Joyce (The Times/Liverpool/Everton)
  • Simon Peach (Press Association)
  • Simon Stone (BBC)
  • Sport1 (Germany)

Tier 2 (Proven to have current sources)

  • Andy Burton (Sky Sports)
  • BBC (United Kingdom)
  • Bild (Germany/Bavaria)
  • Caderna SER (Spain)
  • COPE (Spain)
  • David Amoyal (Italians only, Tier 3 if not)
  • De Telegraaf (Netherlands)
  • Der Westen (Germany/Schalke/Gladbach/Dortmund)
  • James Cooper (Sky Sports)
  • Kicker (Germany)
  • Matt Law (Telegraph/Chelsea)
  • O Jogo (Portugal)
  • Raphael Honigstein (Germany Freelancer/Guardian German News)
  • RMC Sport (France)
  • Sky Sports UK (UK)– Sky Sources Only
  • Voetbal International (Netherlands)

Tier 3 (Average reliability, or former Tier 2)

  • A Bola (Portugal)
  • Canal+/Pierre Menes (France)
  • Correio de Manha (Portugal)
  • Daniel Taylor (Guardian)
  • Duncan Castles (Record/Times)
  • Ian Herbert (Independent)
  • Ian Ladyman (Daily Mail)
  • James Ducker (the Telegraph)
  • Jamie Jackson (Guardian)
  • Jason Burt (Telegraph)
  • Jim White (Everton only)
  • Le Parisien (France)
  • L’Equipe (France)
  • Mark Ogden (ESPN)
  • Paul Hirst (The Times)
  • Record (Portugal)
  • Richard Keys (beIN Sports)
  • Rob Dawson (ESPN)
  • Ruhr Nachrichten (Germany)
  • Stu Bates (Mirror)
  • The Guardian
  • The Telegraph
  • The Times

Tier 4 (Indirect sources, low reliability)

  • AS (Spain/Real Madrid)
  • BildSport (Germany)
  • Daily Mail
  • Goal.com
  • Guillem Balague (Sky Sports/Freelance)
  • John Cross (The Mirror)
  • Kaveh Solhekol (Sky Sports)
  • London Evening Standard
  • Marca (Spain/Real Madrid)
  • Mundo Deportivo (Spain)
  • Paris/Euro United (France/PSG)
  • Simon Mullock (Mirror)
  • Sky Sports (except for Sky Sports UK)
  • Sport (Spain)
  • Stephen Howson (FullTimeDevils)
  • Stuart Mathieson (MEN)
  • Talksport (UK & Ireland)
  • The Independent
  • The Mirror
  • Tuttomercatoweb (Italy)

Tier 5 (Aggregators, Known Shitposters and Banned sources)

  • @CheGiaevara (aggregator)
  • 90min.com
  • All Other Aggregators
  • Andy Mitten (Transfer News)
  • BlameFootball (Transfer News)
  • Bleacher Report (Aggregator)
  • CaughtOffside (Aggregates, but poses the news as its own)
  • Daily Star
  • Diario Gol (Spain)
  • Don Balon (Spain)
  • ESPN (except for articles by Delaney, Mitten, Dawson and Ogden)
  • Express
  • Football365 (Transfer News)
  • GFFN (France/aggregator)
  • Here is the City (Aggregator)
  • Joe.co.uk
  • Manchester Evening News
  • Metro
  • Miguel Delaney (Transfer News Only)
  • Newsnow (aggregator)
  • Peter O’Rouke (Freelance)
  • Samuel Luckhurst (M.E.N)
  • Sport Witness (aggregator)
  • Sport/LAD Bible
  • SportsMole (Shit source)
  • Squawka
  • Tancredi Palmieri (Freelance)
  • The Sun (Banned – for being the Sun)