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30 Apr 2018 12:52:15
Hi Eds,

Any truth in the rumors Buvacs is leaving Liverpool and Klopp in anger?

He would be a great addition to our backroom.

Someone mentioned the idea of getting another assistant for Mourinho, as Fergie did so often, to keep him tactically up to date.

Can’t see it happen for multiple reasons unfortunately.

Thanks in advance.


{Ed001's Note - bit early to say, things might be resolved yet.}

1.) 30 Apr 2018 13:34:23
Apparently Klopp's assistant is off, the plot thickens.

2.) 01 May 2018 16:15:18
Talk that he's Wenger replacement.



08 Nov 2017 21:28:10
Hi Eds
Is there anything in the Mourinho to PSG rumours?
Or is it just tactic from him to get money out of the board for strengthening in January opposed to having to sell first?
Thank you very much in advance.


{Ed002's Note - He needs to look at options available and going forward - PSG is an interesting one. I don't want to become embroiled in any discussions but you have to consider that MU is a difficult club to manage both internally and externally.}

1.) 09 Nov 2017 01:41:18
Ed002 i am sorry if i didn't understand (because of my English) but what do you mean by saying he needs to look at options? The club will force him to move so he need that change in his career or is the problems with the place and his family who aren't with him?

{Ed002's Note - I am not aware that the club are forcing anything.}

2.) 09 Nov 2017 06:44:35
Hi Ed002,
What you say makes sense, however it was only 6 weeks ago or so that’s JM was saying how he hoped to be at United for many many years. Is it really a case of now the title is looking less likely this season, he is reconsidering his future? Of course we all ‘do have a look at the menu even if we are on a diet’, is it just simply a case of this? I had hoped JM would be with us for certainly another few years yet.
Thanks as always.

{Ed002's Note - I would not pay too much attention to what JM says.}

3.) 09 Nov 2017 08:16:28
Ed is the difficulty due to the size and image of the club - which attracts the focus they get form the press / media / fans or is it because of the way the club is run - the board, no tech. director, etc.
One is a consequence of success whereas the other is a much bigger problem.

{Ed002's Note - No. I explained soon after he joined what the issue was.}

4.) 09 Nov 2017 12:50:36
Mourinho hasn't got the backing of the entire board. Ed002 mentioned that there was a split within the club about whether Mourinho was the right man to manage our club.

His recent comments about him needing to be backed are testament to his feeling/ knowledge that he wasn't unanimously wanted by the board.

He wanted us to sign at least four players in the summer, Lindelof, Lukaku and Matic came in. We chased Perisic and Griezmann to no avail.

Maybe Mourinho feels if he had the full backing of the board then maybe he would have an extra new player or two which would make his life much easier. Especially at the moment when we have had a few injuries and some sections of the fans have turned on him a bit due to results and performances.

Jose above everything else has to feel loved, if he doesn't then he has a tendency to sulk, that tends to turn inward and he self destructs ending with him leaving the club.

At this time unless thing change quickly I doubt Jose will be our manger at the start of next season.

5.) 09 Nov 2017 14:44:08
He is quick to throw his toys out the pram. To be fair to him he wants a top centre half, winger, full back, and a new manager coming in tomorrow would want a top centre half, winger and full back- Griezemann was no ones fault, Varane and marquinhos weren't for sale and i don't know about full backs, so the guy has to be realistic on what the club can get, they have backed him well so far -even Ibra got to stay!

Its all subjective but Blind/ Darmian/ smalling/ Rojo/ young/ Shaw/ fellani could have all been moved on in the summer, but you can't sell injured players, and you can't sell players who are covering for injured players (ie blind) so it could all have been different . The guy should man up and get on with it, the club has its problems but it still should be an honour to manage it, to have your name along side Busby, SAF - for all his faults LVG felt that way about the club.

6.) 10 Nov 2017 02:59:08
So Jose expects to be bigger than the club, in a nutshell?!

Every manager at every club in world football could point to their team and say "we could improve here", they all want MOAR! Fact is we don't know exactly what has been discussed behind the scenes. I do know that Jose has been backed with mega money both summers, he is paid mega money himself, he is living in a hotel (STILL), his agent or he is flirting with other clubs, he looks miserable most weeks, we play in a way that reflects the managers outward demeanor.

He hasn't lasted long at any club before there is infighting. I'd let the spoiled kid take his out-dated ball back to his house. How can a club like ours be seen to be treading on eggshells for this guy beggars belief - cut him loose, he's the managerial equivalent of a 'footballers wife', nothing is ever good enough, everyone is to blame but himself if things go South and my God he will bleed you dry financially and emotionally as he spreads his toxicity and leaves you in the lurch!

We wanted Jose of 10 years ago, like we wanted LVG of 20 years ago. It could have worked, it didn't, move on to the next contender until we get it bang on.

7.) 10 Nov 2017 21:21:36
It didn't work Beast, didn't we win two cups last year, we are still second in the table despite going through a rough patch since the international break and suddenly you want to ditch him. Who else is out there that can manage us? Sometimes I think you underestimate the task of managing a club like United, have we become as bad Real Madrid where some of the fans want to sack Zidane after back to back Champions League wins just because they are 3rd this year.
Maybe supporting a football team isn't for people like you, maybe you should look for another pastime.



10 May 2017 19:29:44
Does anybody know which club Herrera flirted with on international duty?
Was it Barcelona?



1.) 11 May 2017 05:39:08
It was the Hacienda.

2.) 11 May 2017 13:20:15
Brilliant 😂.

3.) 11 May 2017 13:38:25
Showing your age there AJH :-)

4.) 11 May 2017 16:50:51
I was thinking 21 Piccadilly or Discotheque Royale.

5.) 11 May 2017 17:30:44
Konspiracy was class. Rooney was once spotted at grab a granny night at Fagin's.

6.) 11 May 2017 17:32:08
Jillys is where de gea would of dragged him.

7.) 12 May 2017 05:15:08
I preferred Rotters or Pips.

8.) 12 May 2017 15:49:10



26 Apr 2017 21:44:24
Is Thomas Müller of interest at the moment?
Any chance of him leaving?


{Ed002's Note - No and unlikely.}

1.) 27 Apr 2017 06:52:10
Thank you ed.



06 Apr 2016 10:50:49
Hi Eds.
Since there are a lot of rumours about the Glazer exit strategy i was wondering whether it is a coincidence that the massive United Fan Prince Turki Bin Abdullah is in London with his golden cars at the moment?
Do you have any info whether he might be in talks about a takeover?


{Ed001's Note - I take it you mean Al Saud the Saudi Arabian prince? If so, he regularly visits London, so there is no conclusion that can be drawn from him being there.}

1.) 06 Apr 2016 16:05:42
Doesn't he already own a large stake in Sheffield United?




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15 Mar 2018 13:00:37
Hey Eds, is there anything in the Rumours that Mourinho is being looked at by some member (s) of the board and might that be the reason for his bizarre interview that it’s nothing new for United to be eliminated at that stage?

I know you said nothing changed but this might have been going on longer and we only hear it now.

Or it might be wishful thinking of the press 😄



{Ed002's Note - Looking at him in the showers?}

1.) 15 Mar 2018 14:10:53
I guess that‘s a „no“.
Thank you very much.

And it was more like monitored.
Not sure Mourinho under the shower is something to write home about 😄

And the board members are surprisingly mostly younger then him.

{Ed002's Note - I don’t know what more nitored means in that sense. He is their manager}



31 Jul 2013 14:28:26
Anyone else impressed with Nani?

It would be easy to do a Rooney and cry about not playing regularly and not being loved and being offered all around europe.
But he doesn't sulk at all, always says he wants to play for United and be at his best and play the best he can.

I for my part am impressed. That's exactly what everyone on here seemingly wants, players commited to United.
Let's hope he finds the form from 2010/11!


1.) Nani is still by far out best winger, sorry not buying into the "if Valencia gets back in form" everyone says e had that good season but I I remember correctly he was poor for the last couple of months and 1 goal 4 assists from a winger at united last season is really an embarrassment even if your not in form our fullbacks were better going forward. For me I would get rid of Valencia and young before nani. I wouldn't be concerned if we didn't buy any wingers as zaha is better then we thought and had massive potential. I can see lingard breaking in the first team at some point in the season.

2.) I like Valencia, he seems like the kind of guy you want playing for the club and around the youngsters. I'm not one for sentiment but I say give him another season.

3.) I posted something like this a couple of days ago. I have a feeling this could be a big season for Nani with a new lease of life under a new manager. He just needs the confidence.


4.) Ryan - you don't buy the "if Valencia gets back on form" argument, I don't but the "if nani gets back on form" argument. New manager, new lease of life blah blah blah, surely the same can be said of Valencia. In my opinion Valencia off form is better than Nani off form and they both spend a lot of their time off form, so let's just call that their form.
Also I don't believe that lack of confidence is Nani's problem, his problem is his decision making which has barely improved since we bought him.
I think we definitely need a new winger and to make room we need to sell one, I would definitely sell Nani first.




09 Jul 2013 12:56:20
Ronaldo is going to be pissed after the latest fan voting at Real Madrid.
He received less votes then Sergio Ramos!

His ego is not going to be pleased ;-).
Still doubt he will leave, but if he really is unhappy with his situation there, this might be another nail in the coffin


1.) Probably not getting the votes because he hasn't committed long term!


2.) He can always check his wage slip; I'm sure that will help him get over it



13 Jun 2013 16:37:58
Hi Ed,

sorry to bother you with details about contracts, but I find it to believe.
Some news outlet states, and it was rumoured before here in germany, that Lewandowski has signed one (or two) contracts with Bayern München already and that Manchester United would have to pay compensation should they sign him.
I am aware of the fact such compensation would have to be paid by the player who signed the contract, but he would want the money from the club he signs afterwards, obviously.

My question is: Shouldn't such a contract, should it even exist, be "tapping up" and be therefor be void. And shouldn't Bayern be punished by UEFA or FIFA or all of them :D for such behaviour?

Thank you for clearing this up.
And please be kind enough to clear it up, even if such a contract does not exist, you could still teach me in theory ;-) {Ed002's Note - He cannot sign a contract with another club.}


1.) Thx for the clarification.
Just as I thought.
Keep up the good work, pls.

2.) I read somewhere that he had signed two agreements to sign a contract with Bayern - but I'm not inclined to believe it.

I'm not to big on the rulings regarding tapping up - but the situation you describe sounds a little like that involving Obi Mikel, Manchester United and Chelsea.





10 Mar 2013 18:21:19
Anyone else shocked by the state of Valencia's game?
Can't believe he is still playing like this!
Both facts that his form is not even picking up in the slightest and that he is still picked to play
I looked at our wing options at the start of the season and loved what I saw, not anymore, Nani and Giggs are the best unfortunately





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07 Jun 2018 09:17:39
I would guess it’s related to him needing to obtain a work permit while Dalot doesn’t.




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01 Jun 2018 11:51:33
No interest in Simeone from my side.
Would be even more “results over style” then Mourinho.
Would put us in a difficult spot with the season being over and transfer plans in full swing from all clubs.
Only positive would be it being a World Cup year, which is a big stumbling block in transfer dealings for the involved players anyway.




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03 May 2018 17:37:28
why would anyone downvote hendonred's comment? Please explain, thank you.




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08 Nov 2017 18:23:23
Well first of all, we can’t let them all leave in the summer. Way too big of a blood loss for the squad, no matter how high you rate each one of them. I’d like to see Herrera retained and more involved again.
I guess the club has no say in Fellaini anymore, Zlatan, Carrick and Shaw need to go because of age or because it’s just not happening in Shaw’s case.
I like Mata a lot, so would plead to keep the two Spaniards and sign three starters for the wingback positions and right side.
And then leave room in the squad for highly rated youths to get some minutes.




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12 Oct 2017 11:01:05
Right now we seem to be moving in the right direction. Winning and scoring goals.
But we started off great last season as well and hardly played a top team this season so far.
So let’s wait a little longer on this, I would say.





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07 Jun 2018 20:15:01
Thanks Ed.
But this raises the question whether he is actually interested in a new deal




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07 Jun 2018 09:56:01
Who cares?
I would happily write off the two transfer fees in exchange for the treble!
We will need Fred to perform though to give us a chance of that though. Unless we sign Milinkovic Savic on top, then Fred might flop and we might still be better then last season.




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03 May 2018 16:59:39
Reddevilfan, nothing wrong with trying to stay on top, is it?
SAF managed that for a very long time in the PL table, now we try to defend the top spots we still have :D

On another note, I believe it is more beneficial to invest in Martial and Rashford instead of buying another star at the end of his prime.

I still remember not understanding why Ronaldo was playing week in week out without really contributing, but the reward for that was marvelous!




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15 Mar 2018 14:10:53
I guess that‘s a „no“.
Thank you very much.

And it was more like monitored.
Not sure Mourinho under the shower is something to write home about 😄

And the board members are surprisingly mostly younger then him.


{Ed002's Note - I don’t know what more nitored means in that sense. He is their manager}



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14 Mar 2018 12:06:17
Not the biggest fan, but I think Tuchel might be a great fit.
He wanted too much power at Dortmund and wants to manage every single aspect.
Most clubs have a problem with such manager power, but We are actually always run like that.
So might be a great fit.

Plays possession based attacking football and the team should be a lot easier on the eye then His predecessors’ teams.

And he is known for promoting youth and not really looking for the big names, but rather for certain qualities when recruiting.