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19 Sep 2014 14:26:46
Alright folks,
Just thought i'd ask the Eds about a possible return for Ronaldo to utd. Is there anything fans should be excited about or are the murmurs nothing but rumour and speculation? I guess what i'm asking is, does anybody feel like it is likely to happen in the next 2 windows?

T13   T13

Ed02{Ed002's Note - Nothing has chaged since I wrote this on September 11: It is fair to say that there is the possibility of Ronaldo moving in either January or next summer if a tense situation with Real Madrid cannot be resolved. Jorge Mendes has spoken with the player and the club and he has indeed raised the possibility of a transfer when meeting with Chelsea at Cobham as recently as Wednesday. He may well have raised the matter with Manchester United as well. However, I would doubt a move to Manchester United would be possible in January and regardless of that wages would be a major stumbling block. Next summer? Anyone's guess at this time and much will depend on what happens this season.}

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17 Sep 2014 21:17:43
Evening Eds. A player I have liked for some time now is Miralem Pjanic of Roma, formerly Lyon I believe? Has he been of interest to Manchester United or any other Premier League clubs at any point in the past?

UnitedForMe

Ed02{Ed002's Note - PSG and Manchester City both remain keen on the signing of Miralem Pjanic. Spurs might well be interested if he was available at the right price - but that would be very high. Manchester United also made an enquiry before apponting a new manager, but it went nowhere. Dortmund dropped their interest.}

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15 Sep 2014 17:00:48
Whenever any of the EDs get a chance. I was wondering if Utd were interested in Memphis Depay still? Thanks in advance

kennedy

Ed02{Ed002's Note - They had their chance so I assume not.}

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I think this kid will get better and better. He's 8 in 8 at the moment with 3 assists. I think next season or even January is the time to pounce for him as if we don't one of our rivals will. I really think this lad has it in him to be a future Ballon d'Or winner. This is going to get me some stick but I think he would be a better option to Ronaldo due to his age, fee and wages.

Rewz

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16 Sep 2014 18:13:48
Wages and fee really aren't an issue to united regarding Ronaldo. Can you imagine the income his return would generate with sponsors and sales etc.

I would do whatever it takes to bring him back. End if the day he's 29, and the best player in the world bar none, he could still play at this top top level for another 5 years!

I really really hope to see him come home, where he belongs!

Stand-united

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We seem to struggle to give januzaj game time as it is. i rather give januzaj more time to fulfil his potential rather than sign depay

TRUMOURS

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14 Sep 2014 02:30:50
Reports emerging that United will bid 25 million pound for Strootman in January once he has proven his fitness and gotten over his cruciate Injury.

Sabatini previously stated it would need to be a massive sum to tempt Roma to accept a bid for the player. So 25 million seems a little low in comparison to what he wants, that is unless we are hoping Strootman puts in a transfer request once he is aware of definite interest.

Just thought I'd pass along what I have heard and my opinions. Great work on the site Eds, Its very much appreciated

JaMax   JaMax
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Rumours in one of the tabloids this morning that Mata may be used as a makeweight in the deal. If be tempted to spend the money and keep mata as well. Add a decent cb and that's a world class team

Aj21

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I think it would be very silly to sell mata. Top player who will only improve with the likes of di maria and falcao around him

RedAndy94

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Mata is a better player who is worth more. The only way I can see him used in any deal would be if we got Strootman and £20m for him - but that won't happen.

redseven

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Where would either Strootman or Vidal play? sure I know they are midfielders but its the defence we need to fix, get a world class cb or two and we are good to go. Evans is a mistake waiting to happen, smalling isn't good enough and Jones will spend to much time in the medical room.

lolface

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Lolface, one can only assume if Strootman were to sign he would play the role that Blind played yesterday. This would put Blind on the bench as a Utility player. Saying that though he played outstandingly well yesterday and I don't think Strootman is absolutely necessary. Defensive reinforcements and quality are needed first.

JaMax JaMax

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Can't imagine why we wouldn't need someone like Strooty. It's not as if our players never get injured, is it now?

And (hopefully) we will be playing more tournaments next season.

Using that logic, we absolutely need a RB (and I love Rafael to bits), a top CB (agreed they are hard to come by), a Strootytype, and one more winger.

Then we can finally, and safely, thank Mssrs Young and Valencia for their years of selfless service.

We COULD (a man can dream) be genuine CL contenders in 2015 if all those pieces fall in place. f^&% me, i half sound like a ''pool fan with my talk of "next year will be our year". that's what last season did to us I suppose.

Cjmax

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You see if Blind carries on as he started I can't see him being dropped, sure it was just QPR but he broke things up and played the ball simply to a more creative player. I enjoyed his performance. Sure we will get injuries but we also have fewer games this year. I still think the defence or a cb is or should be priority.

lolface

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Well if United get in the champs league next season you need a better n bigger squad citah have Fernando n fernandinho in the same position it's a squad game now not just starting 11

statezz

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Keep smoking stuff boys he will never wear the red shirt.Not good enough.

God Created United

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11 Sep 2014 17:18:05
In your valued opinion ed 2 do you think that united can deliver Ronaldo with in the next 2 transfer windows.

chilly76

Ed02{Ed002's Note - It is fair to say that there is the possibility of Ronaldo moving in either January or next summer if a tense situation with Real Madrid cannot be resolved. Jorge Mendes has spoken with the player and the club and he has indeed raised the possibility of a transfer when meeting with Chelsea at Cobham as recently as Wednesday. He may well have raised the matter with Manchester United as well. However, I would doubt a move to Manchester United would be possible in January and regardless of that wages would be a major stumbling block. Next summer? Anyone's guess at this time and much will depend on what happens this season.}

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Thanks ed, hopefully we can get him and not Chelsea. Would be gutted to see that. I do expect him to leave though.

Fresh!

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Seriously doubt he would go to Chelsea. Though if Hazard wants real Chelsea would probs try and use him as a make weight for Ronnie.

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Great player as he is Ronaldo will be 30 in February and his combined transfer fee and wages of approx £300,000 per week would be hard to justify.

Welsh Paulo

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I think you can put Ronaldo in the same bracket as Giggs, a player who keeps themselves in such peak physical condition they could play well into their 30's

databass

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Would preffered Reus over Ronaldo.

kostareject

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12 Sep 2014 10:42:38
Prodigal,
You doubt Ronaldo would go to Chelsea why exactly? I think you are believing what you want to believe rather than the truth. Ed002 just told you that his agent has told Chelsea there is a chance of a transfer, why exactly would he do that if Ronaldo wouldn't go there?

GDS2 GDS2

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If you look at our squad, it is pretty darn good now. We have a few world class names: De Gea, Rooney, Van Persie, Di Maria, Mata and Falcao. We have players who will improve greatly this year: Jones, Herrera, Shaw and Januzaj. We also have young players breaking through with a bright future in Wilson, Blackett and Pereira. We still have some who I don't think are United quality and will be replaced.

I'm hoping that Young will go and be replaced with Ronaldo and Fletcher/Anderson will go to be replaced by Strootman. That will make up a very trim but classy 25 man squad.

Fresh!

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Kostareject Would prefer Reus over Ronaldo. Lol something is affecting your judgement.

IanO

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Don't think so. Transfer would for 55M£-60M£. Ronaldo will be 30 in February, transfer fee and wages approx 300,000 per week. Reus 25M£, 24 year, and wage max 150,000 per week, and you have player for the future. Would not pay for 30 year old player 60M£, even he was CR, make no sense.

kostareject

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Kostareject
Playing ability wise Ronaldo is the man but I agree with your logic, I would choose Reus over Ronaldo too.

HERBIE HERBIE

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Never understood supporters being arsed about what the club pay for players. i'd rather they spend all the money on an aging ronaldo than line the pockets of the glazers. Weve had years of that, time to throw off the shackles.

Da

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Totally agree. Why are fans so bothered about how much we pay for players/ wages. If United bought CR back to the club they'd make absolute millions from shirt sales, advertising etc. Just enjoy it. Imagine him wearing a Chelsea or City shirt!

2toms

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Kosta a very good point, however I would still take Ronaldo purely due to blind romance.
I can honestly say it would break my heart if he joined Chelsea😭😭 oh god I've turned into bridget Jones I'm going to take my bra off and watch emmerdale.😳😳😳😳

dean1210 dean1210

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Supporters are bothered about how much we spend on players because blasting all our budget on one player like Ronaldo, could possibly mean we don't have sufficient means to acquire the world class CM & CB that we need more at this moment in time. We could be shopping in the 2nd tier market again if we aren't careful.

Its alright saying it's not our money, but if the money runs out then it kind of is like our money!

The Beast The Beast

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Beast, we will almost certainly get Strootman and to be honest, no world class centre backs are available, they are few and far between. I'd be happy of we got Strootman and Ronaldo and didn't sign a centre half. Out score the opposition.

Fresh!

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Fresh I don't understand your certainty about strootman as think Roma will put a very pretty price on him moving, I don't know how long his contract is but know he signed in last couple of seasons so would expect he has a few years left and Roma can thus play hard ball over price. With regard Ronaldo I would obviously love him back but agree we shouldn't pay loads on him to the detriment of other areas needing attention as he could easily pick up an injury that puts him out for a long period. We could feasibly buy two quality CB for what he may cost and wages wise.

bookedredmole

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15 Sep 2014 05:31:12
do you think chelsea have the financial capabilities to sign him Ed002?

MB1

Ed02{Ed002's Note - The major stumbling block to anyone signing him will be the wages. I would think he might be looking for one last hooray with a three or four year deal before retiring to a film career in Hollywood - perhaps a year or two on the US circuit.

I also suspect that if Real Madrid accept he is going to leave that they may look for a straight swap with Aguero. Don't be surprised.}

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15 Sep 2014 11:47:42
giggs played on untill he was 38, but had to change position and come inside, CR hasn't got the legs to play on the wing for to much longer. so where would CR fit in when we have just bought all the talent

andyreps12

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He's be class as a center forward, if you ask me. Strong as an ox, sharp reflexes, skill in the box, and fantastic in the air.

Cjmax

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Fair shout Cjmax, and the guy is fit as a fiddle i do think there are many years left in him, and having di maria can only make him want to move even more, let's hope RM keep on getting poor results

andyreps12

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09 Sep 2014 09:47:21
Morning all
Several places reporting the possible departure of Mata in January with Juve being strongly tipped as a loan with option to buy next summer. Any truth Eds? would think this if true could be a real bad move as he could prove more vital next season in CL?

cookyman

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Can't believe it if we sell him. Just play him as CAM and Di Maria as a winger/RM. Problem sorted.

9Matt2

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I don't see any point in getting rid of Mata. Granted, this year will be hard to keep all our players playing regular football but if we get top four and back in CL next season we'll need these world class players. What better player is there to play behind the likes of RVP and Falcao.

2toms

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RVP is not getting any younger and Rooney is not as influential as he used to be. Mata is 26 and the best number 10. Hence I don't think we will sell him. Also people are assuming that we will have all of Rooney, RVP, Falcao, DiMaria and Mata fit always. We will need players like Mata to go for League title and Champions League next season.

PR PR

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This is just paper talk as there is nothing else traffic wise going on. The next few months will tell if Mata will fit into LVG s first team so let's see what happens.

Brad76

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There are a lot of players that should go before him. But, if we are looking at bringing in a Ronaldo or Reus as well as keeping Januzaj happy then he may have to go.

Fresh!

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Can not see him leaving in jam even if we sign Strootman, but come the summer this may happen. If we change to 4-3-3 where does mata really fit in. Falco/rvp as main striker di Maria to the right. Hoping for Reus on the left. Strootman as dm, herrera in front of him and another strong cm next to him, Vidal or pogba would be choice at present. If he was happy to stay and fight for a place in this system fantastic as he is a quality player and the more we have in the squad the better the squad will be.

Oxred

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Keep Mata he is awesome.

Rocko11

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The very idea of selling Mata is something we should not even be contemplating.

IanO

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If this was to happen (which I highly doubt) then we should try to get either pogba or vidal in a deal to bolster the still weak midfield we have.

T13 T13

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If we play with 2 strikers (falcao & RVP) then mata will struggle to fit in. But if we play with a lone striker assuming falcao that is, then we can have di maria on right rooney on left and mata behind falcao.

J1v076

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Kagawa's gone and now there's rumour's that Mata's surplus to requirements too? So who play's in the No.10 role?

Seymour Goals

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08 Sep 2014 21:40:51
Bad news guys jones may have pulled his hamstring

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08 Sep 2014 14:44:07
I hear from multiple (semi-reliable) sources that young dutch and PSV superstar Memphis Depay has conveyed his interest in possibly becoming a Man utd player as early as january. Thoughts anyone?

T13   T13
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06 Sep 2014 14:23:49
Reports appearing that Davide Petrucci has left United by having his contract terminated by mutual agreement. He is apparently joining Romanian side, Cluj. Another promising youngster bites the dust.

Mike B.   Mike B.
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Are you sure it isn't a loan or a sale? As the Romanian window doesn't shut until Monday. If his contract was being terminated he could join anybody.

Sydney! Sydney!

Ed07{Ed007's Note - His contract has been terminated, Syd, he can't sign for anybody though, to do that a player needs to be free while the window is open. If an English/Italian/French etc team wanted to sign Petrucci they wouldn't be allowed to register (or play) him until the window opens again in January.}

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06 Sep 2014 16:08:19
Cheers for that Ed. Seems odd his contract wasn't terminated two weeks ago, or odd that he wasn't sold even for a couple hundred grand a couple weeks ago. I guess the club are trying to get the wage bill down.

Sydney! Sydney!

Ed07{Ed007's Note - He was out of contract next summer and knew he would have very limited game time at Utd this year but I agree, if he had been freed during the window he would have had better offers than Cluj. It's only a one-year deal he's signed with an option for a further 2 if both parties agree, perhaps Utd weren't going to renew his deal and he just wanted to be playing before becoming a free agent next summer and what options open up for him.}

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He may of had great potential but good riddance if this is his attitude

red79

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Petrucci had immense potential when we signed him. If he didn't have his injuries he would be a great player now, not many players you can say that about. Imagine missing two years of football with pelvis issues when you are just 17/18. He never recovered from that.

Sydney! Sydney!

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Ashame pettrucci had bags of talent but was very unlucky with bad injuries, wish him well

johndenton

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Red79,

I'm confused, what attitude? Wanting to play football regularly rather than taking a wage for doing nothing all year? What an person.

GDS2 GDS2

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Come on GDS, he's not a Utd player anymore, now we're supposed to turn on him and pick holes in his character.

He was no good anyway, waste of money, can't believe he didn't retire when he first got injured. He's not local anyway, bet his agent's a wh0re, wasn't born in Manchester, we should bring Vidal in to replace him, what jind of name is Petrucci anyway? Etc.

(Can we sign Vidal now?)

DodgyBanter DodgyBanter

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07 Sep 2014 22:14:26
Fair play to him. Could have sat in our reserves for 12 months collecting wages or move to a team for regular games and the chance of attracting a bigger teams eye. Shame Anderson doesn't have the same attitude. Hopefully the lad avoids injuries, he'll probably be in serie a next summer.

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05 Sep 2014 22:32:57
Reports all over the place that Strootman has sacked his agent & appointed the same agent Van Gaal & RVP use. Just passing on what I read.

MIDDLETON RED   MIDDLETON RED
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05 Sep 2014 19:26:43
ED will Herrera and Shaw be fit in time for the QPR game?

I believe Rojo, Blind, Falcao will also be available and Di Maria will definitely start.

MUMBAI_BOY   MUMBAI_BOY
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Herrera will be ready I believe for the apr game. Shaw I believe is still another couple of weeks after the qpr game. I think Rafael is close to a comeback as he has been out almost 8 weeks now.

God Created United

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05 Sep 2014 13:17:41
Anyone else seen the news that Vidals knee is affecting him again? If it is serious then consider that one rather dissapointing bullet dodged!

1redarmy

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He has tweeted that it is all bs and not true and the press making stuff up and his knee is perfect. We will soon know if he ends up playing for Chile.

God Created United

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03 Sep 2014 21:34:27
Eds,

Do utd have an interest in Germany's young defender rudiger (not sure of spelling). He looks like a good prospect. Defo one for the future, but looks like he would make a diffrence to our back line now.

Huggy76

Ed02{Ed002's Note - Not now Rojo has joined.}

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03 Sep 2014 19:58:38
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Well done guys keep an eye on your email for notification.
Fixtures are now up for the start of the September comp - everyone is welcome to join in simply follow the instructions on the Correct Score Comp page.

Cheers and good luck

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Ed 003   Ed 003
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03 Sep 2014 11:24:11
Hi Ed's, News broke out that Varela has joined Real Madrid on a loan deal with a option to buy him next year. So the question is if he is so good why didn't we gave him a chance as we don't have a good cover on right hand side of the pitch.(rafael gets injured, Valencia/Young not good enough)

MU_DEVIL

Ed02{Ed002's Note - He has joined Castilla because it will give him experience at a decent level. They will look to keep him if it suits them. I would not expect him to return to Manchester.}

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Saidy Janko.

Shappy Shappy

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03 Sep 2014 12:42:24
There was issues with him not settling I believe. Is that close eds?

MrE

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Varela was not really showing great signs in the under 21s so I don't think he will be a loss. I'd definitely put Janko ahead of him.

nikh99

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Really, Ed? If that's right, I think its a shame. He always looked bright when I saw him in the U21s, and I had hopes he'd make it here.

StevieK

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03 Sep 2014 10:02:05
Hi Eds Love the site don't post much keep up the good work, can I ask what happened to the Vidal bid/interest did we not pursue because of his knee/price or was player not interested. Also might we try again for him Jan window or next summer. Lastly have we any interest in Shawcross from Stoke think he could do a job for us knows the premiership inside out and is a good footballer

Thanks

Damian M

Ed02{Ed002's Note - Circumstances were such that Vidal was not going to move this summer. I am not aware of interest from Manchester United in RS.}

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Ed. If possible, could you give some info/hint regarding the circumstances you mentioned. Thanks.

Cicero

Ed02{Ed002's Note - I spent the last two months explaining what needed to happen - move on.}

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02 Sep 2014 21:21:55
A newspaper saying that Strootman is the January target and Hummels is still the main defensive target. We need to keep our eyes and ears open to who we are looking at for RB. Is it still Cuadrado or will we look for a more defensive RB?

Sydney!   Sydney!
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03 Sep 2014 02:20:23
Right now all news regarding next transfer window targets not important. The importance is we need some result from the investment.

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Hi Syd, Strootman would be a good purchase, given the respective ages of Carrick and Fletcher.

ODavis

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Strootman, I believe, was always LVG's preferred choice even over Vidal. Think he will join in January but agree with Syd, definitely need a new RB.

Langers7274

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Strootman a certain target. Whether Rome want to sell is another matter. Some media saying Johnny Evans to be sold to help fund January buys.

Welsh Paulo

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Roma will always sell at a price. They were pretty reasonable with Benatia, so I think Strootman could be signed for less than £30m. He's not my first choice, but he is a player LvG likes.

I wouldn't be at all surprised if Evans was sold and Hummels signed. Evans is a mistake waiting to happen.

Sydney! Sydney!

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Bit harsh on Evans he was our best cb 2 seasons ago but if it meant hummels then who can complain. Dani alves will be available next summer but he's poor defensively. 2 names I'd like to put out there for rb are danilo from Porto and di sciglio from Milan who I think will be world class.

Ryan12

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Strootman was always going to be the preferred holding midfielder that LVG was going to go for

Melwing28

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Totally agree Syd, Evans is shocking, I would even put Smalling in the same bracket. Definitely need a world class CB and RB

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02 Sep 2014 19:00:56
I am reading on net that villa have signed tc for 12 months with an option to buy. I understand this is his last yr of contract with us. So how can we sell an option to buy next year.

Cicero

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There's a clause in the contract whereby we can cancel the loan at any point. Their option to buy also relates to January rather than once the loan ends.

I suspect that there is a deal agreed by which they will buy in January - and if they don't I expect we will recall him and move him on elsewhere.

That said; I wouldn't be at all surprised if the player refuses to sign and waits out his contract in order to leave on a free (why wouldn't he?).

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Maybe there's an extra year option that can be triggered, same as it was with Evra.

HERBIE HERBIE

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02 Sep 2014 19:13:38
I've heard it's with a view to buying in January

JF

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Heard it's a 6 month loan

Pardoe Pardoe

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From reports I heard it was loan til January with option to buy

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02 Sep 2014 17:49:52
Ed002 if you around I have a question please, Does the option to buy clause with Falcao mean we get first dibbs on signing him at the end of the season? or can other clubs get involved and outbid us? Nice one

Rouge Diablo   Rouge Diablo

Ed02{Ed002's Note - I have no idea what "dibbs" are - if it is gangster rap for "the opportunity" then yes. It is a case of he will be loaned for a year and then there is an option for MUFC to exercise to buy him for certain terms. If MUFC decide not to buy him, then that will also be covered in the contract and Monaco can seek to sell him elsewhere. Again if the player decides against the move then he will return to Monaco to almost certainly sold on - or perhaps loaned again.}

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02 Sep 2014 16:36:37
Cleverly to villa on loan confirmed

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02 Sep 2014 15:57:37
Hi all

Anyone have any info on what the latest is with Rojo?

Thanks

ne99il

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He has to wait for pending criminal charges after an altercation with his neighbour. something that was not made aware to united when we signed him

mufc salford

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Because he has not received the work permit before the close of the window will he be able to play for us this season?

ne99il

Ed02{Ed002's Note - If the club register him as aplayer and a WP subsequently arrives then yes. If not, then no. Falcao won't have one yet but he won't have any problems getting one.}

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02 Sep 2014 14:38:14
Quick question for Ed002

Ive seen reports saying falcao is actually with us permanently but for ffp we are classing the first year as a loan?is there any truth in this?

Calvin

Ed02{Ed002's Note - No but there is an option to buy after a year.}

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Has a price been agreed at which we can purchase him at?

Thanks

Calvin

Ed02{Ed002's Note - Yes Calvin but it is of little consequence as it would likely be up for negotiation next year if Manchester United were to buy him.}

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Hope we don't buy him after the loan. He'll be 29 once the loan is over and that is the same age RVP was when we bought him. We need somebody who's like 24-26.

9Matt2

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9matt2

the difference is falcao is prob the best goal scorer in the world

mufc salford

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I think everything is agreed for us to sign him permanently at the end of the season if he has a good season. His agent has reportedly said it is a permanent move and when they asked Falcao if he had a message for the fans he said 'I hope I can give them a lot of happiness, goals and titles'. To me that sounds like he intends to stay for more than this season considering he said titles, it can also be put down to him not speaking very good english lol, I guess we'll find out come the end of the season.

amz_091

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It seems obvious the fee's quoted in the press are suspect, but Monaco could have obviously got around £40m for Falcao at 28 in the current transfer environment. (Provided injuries have not put teams off.)

How the loan deal makes any sense for Monaco I don't know. From their perspective, it would have made sense to create an obligation to purchase next year, like Valencia's Negrado deal. Falcao's transfer value will surely depreciate by 30-50% come next year.

Sneijder was a similar story. At 27 he was worth £40m, age 28 - £26m. By the time he joined Galatasaray at 29 he was worth as little as £12 odd million. Its debatable whether Sneijder was worth £40m to begin with, but there's no doubt a players value depreciates quickly once they pass 27 years old.

RedIsotope

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I think there is a big difference between a playmaker like Sneijder and a striker like Falcao when it comes to age.

Such as Gerrard, Pirlo, Xavi, Iniesta are still going strong into there 30's.

Whereas players like RVP, Berbatov and struggling with injuries, losing pace and that crucial finish.

9Matt2

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Dont even mention berbatov in the same sentence as van percie.

chilly76

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02 Sep 2014 12:25:08
Didn't think we'd be seeing any rumours so soon after the window shut - but slyspurts are reporting that a deal for Cleverley to go on loan to Aston Villa was agreed late last night and that the club are confident it went through in time.

redseven

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Hi Eds, its not easy to understand the terms of the Falcao loan deal. The option to buy for £50m next year dosent make any financial sense for a 29 year old. Surely EdWW will turn round and spend £50m elsewhere? I hope that's not the case, because i'd rather support the player properly in the next 4-5 years.

Have Monaco gone to any lengths to protect themselves from Falcao's depreciation over the next year? The £6m loan fee and £25million -( rvp's price at 29) next year is £30m.
£10m less than the ~£40m they can still demand at 28 years of age.

RedIsotope

Ed02{Ed002's Note - I am not going to get in to the finances and someone has been misleading you with these numbers.}

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Lets hope so.Useless never utd quality

Blackpool Red

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FA have approved it. Option for Villa to buy for £7.5m in January.

medman245

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01 Sep 2014 19:53:36
Eds or anyone else, wonder if you can clear a couple of things up? Sorry if any of them have already been answered.

A few days ago there were reports that Timothy Fosu Mensah was having his medical. I thought that was as good as a done deal but not heard anything else about it. Is this still on or not?

Also, is there still any chance of us signing Martin Odegaard today? Some were talking as if this was also a done deal, although as far as i'm aware it had all been rumours so far?

Many thanks and cheers for all the info so far today.

Gameasabadger

Ed02{Ed002's Note - (a) No. (b) No.}

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Hi Ed's, in particular Ed0002, thank for your input, insights and as usual cutting comments, until the next window.

Byron Byron

Ed02{Ed002's Note - Thanks.}

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Looks like Mensah deal did go ahead in the end. this from manutd.com;

"Manchester United agreed a deal to sign Timothy Fosu-Mensah from Ajax ahead of the transfer deadline.

The 16-year-old is a powerful defender who caught the eye at the AEGON Future Cup and is highly regarded in his homeland.

Fosu-Mensah still requires an International Transfer Certificate to be processed in order to make his debut for Paul McGuinness' Academy squad, but his versatility and ability mark him out as an excellent addition for the Reds."

Gameasabadger

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01 Sep 2014 19:00:25
Ed002

With all of this money being spent is it still likely that Utd will bring in another midfield option?

ussoldier77

Ed02{Ed002's Note - Not now.}

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01 Sep 2014 17:42:16
Hi Ed002, have we dropped interests in Vidal?

diego

Ed02{Ed002's Note - Vidal won't be moving. It is not dropping interest.}

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02 Sep 2014 01:13:39
So Danny Welbeck has left MUFC for Arsenal. What a sad sight seeing one of own home-grown players who had so much potential but never fulfilled it to our requirements.

I wish Danny the best of luck in London and hope he does well in the rest of his career. And I will never forget that Madrid goal he scored!

We have an alright replacement for him though in someone named Falcao? Never heard of him but all I know is he was in the world 11 or something last season? Seems like an alright prospect for us.

Weggy   Weggy
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I'm also sad he has gone but it's good to see new faces come in. Hopefully we will start winning some games after all of the money that has been spent.

mufcmad

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We need time to click, our starting 11 will be tricky. SAF had nothing but time and worked his system the way he wanted, anyone who was coming in to do anything either than what SAF did was going to have a roughy time. What LVG has done is great but he still needs time, new system, new personal, new style. He needs at least this season to get going and then we can be back on top 2015-2016

Ic07 Ic07

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Wellbeck's move is getting a lot of press/Twitter coverage because it was a surprise signing by Arsenal. His time at OT was up when Van Gaal came because the system demand clinical finishers. We need CL football. Would you rely on Danny to get you CL football? As much as I like him, I wouldn't.

ODavis

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Always nice to see someone come through the ranks at united, but unfortunately his time was up a couple of seasons ago. never really made the grade, not really sure what his best position is.
£16m is great business for us. arsenal taking a back-up player from us, can't see that really haunting us what so ever

Melwing28

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Really shortsighted.

We now have 3 world-class strikers, 2 with knee problems and all at the age where they aren't really going to improve, with only a year or two before they start to decline.

Meanwhile we have sold the promising young striker who's going to be growing into his best just in time for the decline of the older 3.

Welbeck just needs some time up front instead of being stuck out on the wing. This is going to be just like Sturridge, and we'll be regretting this before long.

Thorne

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02 Sep 2014 01:08:49
Very surprised William Carvalho didn't leave Sporting Lisbon!

9Matt2

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02 Sep 2014 00:20:33
See young Fryers' dream move to Spurs worked out well.

The grass isn't always greener.

StevieK

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01 Sep 2014 22:33:06
TV Italia saying we are getting Romero before the deadline. Looks like lindegard is going.

God Created United

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