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Team: Manchester United

Where from: Northen Ireland, county Derry/Londonderry

Favourite player: Cristiano Ronaldo

Best team moment: Going to the stadium of light to see united vs Sunderland and witness the debut of adnan.

Interests: Rugby, Football, Tennis, Formula 1 and school work.


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02 Jun 2017 13:53:41
A few rumours of semedo heading to Barcelona now.


1.) 03 Jun 2017 13:41:53
I will be really disappointed if we miss out on Semedo. He looks like a great prospect and Valencia will turn 32 this summer. Semedo has great attacking ability down the flank.



26 May 2017 19:24:31
Hi ed002, a few weeks back you said to a poster to ask again about the possible outgoings? I was just wandering if this has been done and I've missed it? if not and if you have the time off course would it be possible for you to share the potential outgoings?


{Ed002's Note - I did it, you should find it on the site. The only change is Hererra is now staying.}

1.) 27 May 2017 17:58:49
No bother I'll have another look!

2.) 27 May 2017 20:57:17
That's every bit as good news as signing a new player. Herrera for me is the next captain.

3.) 27 May 2017 21:09:05
Good news ed, thanks.

4.) 28 May 2017 09:58:40
Any one know what to search for can't seem to find it.

5.) 28 May 2017 10:15:22
I couldn't find it either but I imagine if you type ed002 you'd find it eventually.

6.) 28 May 2017 10:39:41
Yeah it's there if you search Ed002. Then do a find for Darmian and you should find the list.

7.) 28 May 2017 13:40:28
Type in ed002 then scroll down to 9th may.

Copied Ed's comments below if Ed kindly allows them to be pasted:

{Ed002's Note - A mess of:
Matteo Darmian
Marcus Rojo
Phil Jones
Ashley Young
Michael Carrick (will not get a new contract unless no replacement is available in the Summer - else a one year extension)
Wayne Rooney
De Gea
Sergio Romero
Juan Mata.

8.) 28 May 2017 14:59:35
No Smalling on that list?

{Ed002's Note - You can add Smalling. The club wants two CBs if they can.}

9.) 28 May 2017 15:10:15
rojo, jones and smalling? don't u think that is too many defenders out in a single window ed?
Even if we get two. defenders, we may be light in squad.

{Ed004's Note - Well I don't think Rojo is in a position to pass a medical currently so I'd guess it would be Jones and Smalling instead}

10.) 28 May 2017 15:46:26
That would be good ed. Rojo has improved a lot under jose. isn't a first choice but can be a good squad player.

{Ed004's Note - I would keep Smalling tbh because I can't see Keane wanting to play a squad role. Bailly + a new signing with Smalling and Rojo covering seems ideal with Tuanzebe, Blind, Carrick and maybe Dier able to cover}

11.) 28 May 2017 15:06:49
Thanks Ed. Enjoy the sunny Bank Holiday weather.



07 May 2017 17:50:23
Well having watched that performance it was quite upsetting to watch Rooney. He doesn't look like he can move freely anymore, he's missing about 5 yards of pace. The Wayne Rooney off old gets a hat trick today. It is a real shame because my goodness what a player he was and I feel that we have to remember him for the player he was and not the player of the last 18 months or so.

He's got the record which is an incredible achievement and whether you like him or not that has to be respected. Hopefully he moves on this summer and enjoys his last couple of years.

What a player he was and I hope he enjoys his retirement. On his day one of the best I ever watched and he provided so many amazing memories.


1.) 07 May 2017 18:45:39
Yes it's the first five.

2.) 08 May 2017 18:40:50
Agreed caolan, rooney in his pomp was something else to watch.

But today he is not even a shadow of his former self. He looks so out of it playing at this level. I saw players yesterday that were forced to play a certain way which was highly frustrating but in rooney I saw a diminished player. This has been going on for 4 years now. I think the time is right to say goodbye.

3.) 08 May 2017 22:16:58
For me Angel I am finding it very hard to watch. After all I'm only 20 and Rooney was the first player I would say I looked up to. The memories I have of him are incredible, big goals in big games. Pace, power and just an incredible appetite. It's only these last few years which have made gain even more respect for Scholes and Giggs as they managed to keep doing it at that incredibly high level for quite a bit longer. Rooney was my first inspiration as a player and I hate the criticism because at time he's carried us on his back. It's time to say goodbye not just for us because we need new players, but also so he can be considered the legend he is.



23 Apr 2017 12:57:49
Saw us linked to Anderson talisca earlier in the week and then he scored a couple on Thursday night. Any idea if he is actually on our radar? Also what type of player is he as I've never actually got the chance to watch him closely.


{Ed002's Note - There is Manchester United interest in Benfica's Anderson Talisca was subject to the interest of Chelsea when Mourinho was manager but others there were not supportive of his view - but he will remain keen on the player. Around the same time in late 2014, Zenit St Pete, Arsenal and Liverpool showed some interest. Wolves very nearly signed him last summer before an eventual loan to Besiktas. Benfica will be more than happy to off load him and are hoping Besiktas take up the option of buying him or take the optional second year if no one else will look to buy him. Besiktas I understand see him as too expensive.}

1.) 23 Apr 2017 14:08:46

What is the reason for Benfica not wanting him? Seems odd. Does he have a poor attitude or do they need the money?

{Ed002's Note - They need the money and don't see him as good enough.}

2.) 23 Apr 2017 18:25:55
Interesting, if he isn't good enough for Benfica he isn't good enough for us.

3.) 23 Apr 2017 22:46:31
Cheers ed.



21 Aug 2016 15:40:53
It's so refreshing seeing the site a lot more positive at the moment. It really feels like something big is happening at United at the moment. Players like Valencia and Fellaini seem to have found confidence and are playing some very good stuff. Ibra and bailly have fitted in nicely so far, and pogba looked excellent for his first game on Friday. Feeling really positive for this season, hopefully we can continue our form next week and get another win! Enjoy your days guys.





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14 Oct 2017 15:13:37
I've said it already on here this season about how infuriating Mhiki is. Once again today in a real big game he was awful, there were a couple of occasions where he should have played a pass but instead dallied on the ball and lost it. He offered zero support to lukaku which is why he was so isolated.
I'm not sold on him at all, his assists at the start of the season look good but stats can be manipulated. A player with the ability he has should be doing far more. This post isn't just about his performance today, but in general I've been really disappointed with him at times this season. He's got so much more to offer and I would love to see him trying to dominate games.


{Ed025's Note - i prefer mata myself..

1.) 14 Oct 2017 15:31:37
Jose has told him to start turning up in the bigger games, he didn't show up today.

2.) 14 Oct 2017 15:45:22
It's harsh to blame him, what United player turned up today? It was a case of don't score and frustrate so he did his job, i forgot martial was even on the pitch!

3.) 14 Oct 2017 15:52:02
Think Miki has done well this season but was poor today lukaku has been fantastic but was awful today.

{Ed025's Note - the set up done them both no favours jred, too negative for my liking mate..

4.) 14 Oct 2017 15:58:33
I take the point. but for me what was really painful was watching Darmian. just awful. and i'm not talking just about the throw-in.

{Ed004's Note - I really hate watching Darmian play. He offered nothing today and was shocking. Did he get forward once all game? I can’t remember the last time he overlapped one of our wingers. He isn’t even world class defensively as he was constantly beaten by whoever went at him, his passing was shocking and he looked knackered. I’ve given up waiting on Shaw. Hopefully we sign a left back in January (Rose or Tierney) or if we are waiting until the summer someone world class such as Sandro or Alaba etc. Shaw can force his way in if he’s good enough}

5.) 14 Oct 2017 15:58:50
Lukaku, Miki and Martial all struggled today, when all had the ball in the other half they were poor. But I am merely speaking about this game only. All three are good players and will improve. Bit gutted for Martial getting the nod in this particular game, hope his performance hasn't made Jose's mind up as I think Martial can become a great player, today most were bad to be fair.

6.) 14 Oct 2017 16:33:35
it is difficult to judge a player on today's performance due to the way the team was set up, however for me this is why Mhiki just falls short of being classed as a top, top level player. Sadly there are far to many times he loses the ball, miss places a pass or makes the wrong decision. at times he does something truly world class (little nutmegs/ flicks past players or scores/ assists) but his mistakes happen far to often for them to be dips in form. For me he is a very good player, not quite 'world class' and will probably be replaced by griezeman next summer (if we can buy him) .

7.) 14 Oct 2017 16:05:42
25 disappointing but not surprising.

{Ed025's Note - exactly mate..

8.) 14 Oct 2017 17:29:51
I'm not talking just about today for miki. He's reminding me so much on Nani - lots of ability but doesn't do it consistently.

9.) 14 Oct 2017 17:32:05
Prefer mata myself Ed, his decision making is much better, and his linking play is great. I think his lack of pace maybe goes against him? But I'd have him in the number 10 role.



20 Sep 2017 14:23:17
anyone reckon there is a chance Angel Gomes might get some game time tonight? Would love to see him in action again. Huge talent!


1.) 20 Sep 2017 17:25:07
I was thinking the same caolan.

2.) 20 Sep 2017 17:40:40
Not in the squad by the looks of it.



31 Aug 2017 11:20:12
Deadline day is upon us, one of the most exciting days in the calendar. I'm glad that we are not going to be to worried about what's going on, we have a very strong squad, and a big squad. This year we will compete. I've seen a lot of talk about Sanchez on here, whilst he is a truly world class player, I'm happy with martial and Rashford. Both of them have had a flying start to season, and we should not block them and slow down their progress, and to be quite honest we can compete without him. So let's relax today, watch the business of other clubs unfold and just remember that this is the strongest we have been in a very long time, and that whilst it is early days, we are looking like serious contenders again!
Cheers for all your work this summer eds, hopefully the deadline comes quick for you tonight!


1.) 31 Aug 2017 11:30:26
Great post, feels like there will be some major panic buying going on today for some clubs.

2.) 31 Aug 2017 11:45:45
exactly, don't need another left sided player. need a left footer to play on the right hand side.

3.) 31 Aug 2017 11:50:49
On the money Caolan we look to have a very settled squad.



30 Aug 2017 23:20:00
Hi guys. Ed if you're around I've a question for you, and you might be glad to know it's not transfer related! It's about players contracts.
Basically, I'm just wondering, when a player is retiring how exactly does that process work? Obviously I know they will inform the club, but if they have say 2 years left on their deal what happens? Would the player have to buy himself out of the contract, or would a mutual agreement be made? Could the club even block the player?
Another reason I ask is because of the situation with Cassano earlier in the summer. That was a weird one, sums him up as a person I guess.


{Ed002's Note - The club and player come to an agreement to cancel the contract. Normally it is at the end of a contract.}

1.) 31 Aug 2017 11:12:30
Cheers ed, I was wondering if retiring mid contact would have been considered as a potential breach of contract, cheers for clearing that up!

{Ed002's Note - If players reire mid contract it would be because of injury. Certainly not a breach of contract.}



06 Aug 2017 00:51:47
Hi ed002 if you're around I was wondering if you could answer this question?
There is a report going round in one of the papers (which normally I would take with a pinch of salt) that appeared quite interesting. The report stated that a Chinese investor has bought up 8% of shares recently made available. I was insterested by this as I think you said a season or two ago the glazers would have sold us with a Chinese consortium or group looking to buy us (around 2017 I think was what you said back then) . Could this be the beginning of the glazers selling? Or is this all rubbish and nothing has changed. Sorry if this may have been covered.


{Ed002's Note - The value of the GBP against the US$ pretty much kills any chance to sell this year.}

1.) 06 Aug 2017 09:42:45
I've heard a rumour that Amazon are interested. Makes sense when you consider they have a streaming tv platform.

{Ed002's Note - They cannot stream the games.}

2.) 06 Aug 2017 09:53:28
Ed2 when the glazer's do decide to sell do you think there will be many interested parties.

{Ed002's Note - These are my notes from 18 months ago:

"Nothing changes in terms of an exit strategy although they have, under some pressure from The AP, said that they have no plans to release control in 2017.

Someone will be doing the sums on a regular basis though and will be aware that any flotation will need to be strategically managed by location and any move back toward difficult financial times. The oil sector is going to be struggling for a few years - we already know that. Is there going to be a global financial down turn? How will the world react to having Ex Mr President Clinton as First Lady? Is it viable for the Glazers to sell a percentage of the business? Could they sell the entire business to Far Eastern institutional investors? What input do Robert Leitão and Manu Sawhney have? Hedging their bets for the future would ESPN be interested in buying a club to leverage future benefits from a pan-European breakaway league?

Or am I just teasing you?"

I general terms not too much has changed there. The value of the club is such that selling to an individual or a consortium in unlikely which means the options are (a) Institutional buyers, (b) Some fund based investment group from the Far East, or (c) a floatation on a stock exchange - probably in the Far East.}

3.) 06 Aug 2017 11:08:34
No problem ed. I appreciate your response.

4.) 06 Aug 2017 13:50:37
Thanks ed.

5.) 06 Aug 2017 17:44:20
I AM KLOOT could afford to buy us after selling all those green and gold scarfs!

Anyways, we get a consortium going. I'm in for £14!




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30 Sep 2017 13:48:07
Ed how do you rate gomes as a player?


{Ed001's Note - looks good from what I have seen, but he is still very young and needs firm handling to keep his feet on the ground. Actually good is underselling him, he looks one of the better prospects in world football right now in his age group. If he can avoid injuries and keep working hard on his game, he has a bright future ahead of him.}



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22 Jun 2017 23:09:41
Some positive news (well hopefully! ) from you ed001. Cheers.





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12 Jun 2017 01:37:44
Dier is extremely overrated guys. I think since he score that free kick in the euros he has been highly rated. Not great on the ball. If we wanted to sign a defensive midfielder off spurs wanyama is the man to sign.




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03 Jun 2017 18:51:15
I must be ready for the nursing home csm I'm 21 in a few months!




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03 Jun 2017 15:39:37
Ronnie, we have a very promising goal keeper in Joel Pereria. Why would you want to dump him for another young keeper?





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15 Oct 2017 21:56:21
Herrera did okay if you ask me? He made more tackles than all 4 centre halves combined, just didn't have many options when on the ball.




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14 Oct 2017 17:32:05
Prefer mata myself Ed, his decision making is much better, and his linking play is great. I think his lack of pace maybe goes against him? But I'd have him in the number 10 role.




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14 Oct 2017 17:29:51
I'm not talking just about today for miki. He's reminding me so much on Nani - lots of ability but doesn't do it consistently.




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14 Oct 2017 15:10:01
They created 3 good chances and one was off a rebound. We have two fit midfielders. The players were awful today, first 20 minutes we got behind Moreno 3 times and the ball into the box was awful. Liverpool might ship goals but they also have the potential to put 5 past you. I understand people want us to go and attack etc, but at anfield that would play into their hands. I'd rather a point than going and attacking and losing by 3.




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11 Sep 2017 11:47:39
Totally understand that shappy! Rooney was an awful number 10 because he just wanted to come deep and play Hollywood crossfield passes. I think miki has an extra gear or two to go up and he will be even more dangerous, hope we see it!


{Ed004's Note - He really needs to improve his consistency and shielding of the ball though}