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Best team moment: Treble Winning Season of 1999

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18 Jun 2018 17:04:14
Hi all,
Thanks to the Eds as always.
Ed's do you any info on the Fred transfer? Did we end up signing him?

Enjoy the game tonight all.


{Ed002's Note - Obviously he won't be joining before the end of the month.}



31 May 2018 18:16:46
Hi all,
Thanks to the Eds as always.
Interesting reports starting to appear, personally the Arnautovic rumours I find ridiculous but I hope Willian happens in terms of where experience can be added. Fred would also be an excellent signing IMO. At CB I wonder if we can expect to see someone coming in, what are people's thoughts on that position specifically?
Ed is there interest in Arnautovic from United or is this the media being thrown a bone?

Hope everyone has an excellent Summer (when it arrives) .


{Ed004's Note - There is interest in centre backs. Ed2 a few months ago mentioned Umtitti and Upamecano as targets and most recently Alderwerield is gaining a lot of attention. I disagree with William as I feel we need better quality. Would like Fred to sign and if there's any truth in thiago being available we should be all over that Lastly, I can't see Arnautovic happening at all}

1.) 31 May 2018 23:49:44
Rather take a punt on bringing Memphis back than sign Arnautovic.

2.) 01 Jun 2018 08:47:05
Thanks for the reply Ed - Toby is the best CB in the league IMO but we have barely seen him play this year. Would be a fantastic signing. We’ll have to agree to disagree with Willian mate, I’m a huge fan. Thiago would be an incredible signing, top top player.



20 Jan 2018 18:59:06
Hi all,
Thanks to the Eds as always.
Norwood has spoken, 48 hours time.


1.) 20 Jan 2018 21:01:03
Isn’t this the third 48hrs this week? :D.

2.) 20 Jan 2018 21:12:12

This one is right though, welcome Alexis.



20 Dec 2017 07:49:04
Merry Christmas to all, thanks to the Eds as always for the site.
Brilliant transfer rumour circulating this morning regarding Eden Hazard, Eds can you shed any further light on this one yet?


{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of any approach by Manchester United to Hazard's agent and I can confirm that there has been no approach to Chelsea about the player from Manchester United.}

1.) 20 Dec 2017 11:36:24
I think as the window opens it is good to always use this method before asking the Ed’s questions.

Does it sound too good to be true?

Yes - then it isn’t true, don’t bother asking.

No - it’s still probably not true, but there may be a small chance so worth asking.

2.) 20 Dec 2017 16:43:09
I thought Hazard and Señor José didn't get along?

3.) 21 Dec 2017 00:33:11
Let's be realistic why on earth would Chelsea sell their best player to an English rival its not like they need the money so it's not going to happen. Please think it through and don't waste Eds time and goodwill.

4.) 21 Dec 2017 12:38:06
People said Jose and Matic fell out. Doubt they'd make the mistake in selling to us again though.

5.) 21 Dec 2017 17:51:43
Selling Matic wasn't a mistake. Neither was Mata's sale. Selling Eden would be a mistake though. But there's no way in hell he's moving to Manchester. If he moves it'll be to Madrid.

6.) 21 Dec 2017 20:40:43
It seems like a mistake pal. You finished top last season. What position you going to finish this one?

7.) 22 Dec 2017 06:33:52
Probably top 4. At least we should get top 4. But not winning the league won't be because we sold Matic. It'll be because there's a certain team that's gone on an insane run of form. Matic isn't the one we miss.

8.) 22 Dec 2017 14:05:47
When utd played chelsea jose slapped hands with almost every chelsea player coming out of the tunnel except hazard.



28 Aug 2017 19:13:08
Hi all,
Hope everyone is well.
Thanks to the Eds as always.
This is beginning to be Sneijder part two but there are loads of rumours flying around this evening regarding Bale and an imminent bid from United. Ed002 thinks there could still be more to come in this window. Ed has Bale's situation changed at all and is a bid actually going to go in for him?


{Ed002's Note - At this point in time I am not aware of his situation changing nor Manchester United making any approach.}

1.) 29 Aug 2017 08:14:09
Thanks as always Ed.




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22 May 2019 08:40:50
Hi all,
Thanks to the Eds as always.
If the piece I wrote two days ago on 'Potential CBs for Summer Signings' was well received, I'd be happy to put together a similar review for other positions.
Thoughts? Any positions, players to compare in particular?


{Ed001's Note - surely goalkeepers is the obvious one next?}

1.) 22 May 2019 09:52:54
I think we are well stocked on goalkeepers. Romero is the best No.2 in the league. Grant is solid, we then have two highly rated young keepers in Joel Pereira and Dean Henderson.

I would think CM, or RW would be more worthwhile.

2.) 22 May 2019 11:33:46
Unless Eds giving a hint there.

3.) 22 May 2019 11:42:34
Mort, reports this morning that DDG has turned down our best and final offer for a contract extension. As such he will either leave this summer for a fee or next summer on a bosman.

4.) 22 May 2019 11:44:17
KG that was a good piece, wondering why you didn't add Milenkovic. He seems to be mentioned from all angles, even a few of the Eds here.

5.) 22 May 2019 12:25:05
Shappy good keepers but I don't think any of them will be number 1 next season whether de gea goes or stays.

6.) 22 May 2019 12:33:34
Great read KG and loving the depth of knowledge from some of the posters as well as the Eds.
I think to give Henderson/ pereira a shot in a years time if DDG we should stick with Romero who is underrated in my opinion.
With that I would love a piece on CM and RW options for us.

7.) 22 May 2019 12:37:07
Not had chance to check the hot sheets yet Shappy. If true I'd be on the phone to Real, PSG an Juventus try an spark some bids.

8.) 22 May 2019 13:14:58
We have another good young goalkeeper, o hara was on loan at Macclesfield kept them in the league and he won the 3 player of the year awards there.

9.) 22 May 2019 14:18:07
If DDG leaves it's a gamble for any club who wants him to wait a year to get him on a 'free' because another club might come in for him.

Besides, it's not really free because there would be massive signing on fees and probably demands for even greater wages ala Sanchez.



Five Defenders Manchester United Could Realistically Acquire

20 May 2019 15:12:14
{Ed's Note - KingGiggsy has posted a new article entitled, Five Defenders Manchester United Could Realistically Acquire


1.) 20 May 2019 16:08:25
Nice change of pace from the "we are doomed" posts that have littered the site over the past couple of weeks.

Some interesting reading, however, stats in isolation don't really tell us that much. They don't say the level of opposition, or the style of play, the individual or team tactics. They also don't tell us anything about the players mentality, which has been a key issue.

Koulibaly seems like he is everyones favourite, he would certainly be an improvement but then a 50 odd year old Steve Bruce would be an improvement on what we have.

I have two concerns about Koulibaly. First that his passing isn't as good as the statistics make out. For example he has a similar pass success rate to Smalling. Making a high number of 3-5 yard passes sideways does not make you good on the ball. Often like Smalling when he tries a more creative or ambitious pass he gives the ball away. Secondly, he has only been playing at an elite level for two seasons. Before that he was mediocre. For a player who will soon turn 28 that is a little concerning. Would he be able to adapt to a new league and maintain his current form? I'm not sure, and for a rumoured 100m+ you need to be damn well certain. We can't afford to spend big on another flop.

2.) 20 May 2019 15:58:46
Thanks, Ed.

3.) 20 May 2019 16:33:37
Totally agree Shappy. Also, Napoli are asking ridiculous money for him. I don't rate him when compared to de Ligt.
Also Diaz at Benfica is a better option. Even Ben Godfrey at Norwich is a good option. There's also Harry McGuire. All these are better options than Koulibaly.
My dream purchases will be de Ligt and Alderweild. And that'll sort out our defence, with the addition of a good RB.

4.) 20 May 2019 16:52:25
remindes me of mangala at city look w that turned out he was supposed to be the next best thing to sliced bread.

5.) 20 May 2019 16:58:44
Thanks for the responses.
Sure, this wasn’t meant to represent the full story but more provide something different. The biggest surprise for me was Ake. Especially when you consider the other factors you mention Shappy, here is a player performing well within a team that defensively hasn’t been the best, particularly away from home. Ake looks like a very underrated prospect to me.

6.) 20 May 2019 17:06:57
Think it’s unfair to compare him to Mangala dazw. I watch a lot of Serie A and he has been the top cb over the past two seasons, and that’s with the likes of romagnoli, chiellini and skriniar being in the league.

I disagree to an extent shappy. Sure he is not as comfortable as De Ligt or Laporte on the ball but still He’s a very capable passer. Much better than he’s given credit for. You have to be decent if he’s played for sarri who likes to build from the back. I think what we lack is a bruising, big cb who commands the area and the back line. He fits the bill for me and his lack of quality on the ball can be made up by lindelof’s ability next to him.

7.) 20 May 2019 17:35:18
park ment it more that the prem and italian league are different should of explained better he looks a good player but so did mangala especialy for the silly money being quoted.

8.) 20 May 2019 19:09:54
Koulibaly gets caught out of position by centre forwards far too often for my liking. Bobby Moore wasn't the fastest over 10 yards but mentally he was very quick which meant he rarely got beaten. We do need a big defender like for example Jaap Stam who was just a great defender and could not be out sprinted or out muscled but Koulibaly does not seem to me to be the man we need. Yes he is definitely than most of the centre backs we have but I want us to have the best possible and not panic buy yet again.

It's unfortunate that we have made a rod for our own backs by paying too much in the past for lots of players but we now need to spend wisely.

9.) 20 May 2019 23:43:53
I would not even consider Koulibaly for the amount of money they are demanding, we don't need another saga related to money and wages in the dressing room.
I would rather spend the less on players like Milenkovic, Romagnoli or even Issa Diop.

10.) 21 May 2019 17:55:16
It’s crazy the way some of you are talking re Koulibaly. He’s an absolute monster, he’s quicker than most, stronger than most, taller than most and bloody well better than most.

You all mention “Ah i’d take Milenkovic over him” when damn well you never would have heard of Milenkovic, never mind even considered him, if it hadn’t been for Ed002 mentioning him as a possibility.

It’s laughable.

11.) 21 May 2019 22:55:25
Mpez, I don't think anyone is saying Koulibaly isn't a good player, he is. And he is certainly better than what we have. But if rumours are to be believed we had an offer of 95m rejected, and they won't sell for anything less than 120m.
For a soon to be 28 year old defender who has only being performing at the top level for 2 years is too much for most people. I think that's fair comment.



19 May 2019 12:35:37
I've sent in several posts over the past 2 days and they haven't made it onto the site. Was there something wrong with them?


{Ed033's Note - Check all pages - Look on the Discussion Posts page

1.) 19 May 2019 13:25:36
Theres one on discussions page, ed002 kindly replied to it 😂.

2.) 19 May 2019 14:35:51
Thanks Ed.
Yep - seen the reply.



13 May 2019 18:30:22
Dear all,
Thanks to the Eds as always.
What are the Summer INS and OUTS going to be? Eds, can you provide any idea? What do we (fans) want to happen?


{Ed002's Note - Read the posts.}

1.) 13 May 2019 19:43:35
Confirmed outs Valencia, Herrera.
Possible outs Mata, take your pick depends if they have the balls to move the trouble makers on.

Ins. God only knows as the song goes.

2.) 13 May 2019 20:46:19
Ed/ Mort,
Thanks for the replies.
I've had a read through the majority of recent posts and can't see much in terms of likely or confirmed INS. James and Kluivert being the only two. Anyone else?

In terms of OUTS, I hope Jones, Sanchez, Lukaku, Pogba, Darmien, Bailley, Rojo, Martial are all added to the list.

{Ed002's Note - I provided a list of players before.}



05 May 2019 13:24:04
Hi all,
Thanks to the Eds as always.
Any chance of a Summer transfer (s) overview, Ed? Would be greatly appreciated. A lot of names being mentioned, would be nice to have a clear idea of what exactly is/ isn't possible in terms of ins and outs.


{Ed002's Note - I have previously done this.}




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18 May 2019 11:07:36
Both Koulibailly and Romagnoli are on my list of players I hope we sign this year.




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17 Jan 2019 21:47:19
Lingard is currently my favourite United player. Been at the club most of his life, loyal, worked hard during several loan spells and is now reaping the rewards. The guy is a role model on the pitch to the youngsters at the club.




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08 Nov 2018 18:19:49
Brilliant, Ed. It was starting to feel that way.




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08 Nov 2018 18:16:26
Hi Timbo,
Hardly tongue in cheek and I fully disagree with your second post. Keep your pecker up though, not as doom and gloom as you make it!


{Ed002's Note - Pecker? Tongue in cheek? This isn't a dating site.}



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08 Nov 2018 09:31:29
There really is 0 way of pleasing some people. Juventus hadn't lost at home prior to last night in 12 matches (all comp) . They have also reached the CL final in 2 out of the past 4 years. In a response to a recent post of my own, it was suggested that I was overly optimistic regarding the current side we have but I fail to see how anyone can be anything but delighted with the sides performance following the result last night. The reason Herrera stood out for you is because of the job Matic and Pogba did in front of him. If you can't be anything but positive after a result like that, I wonder if you ever can be. Personally, I am delighted with continued improvement the side is making under JM and I think we'll beat City at the weekend. Try and cheer up, mate.





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20 May 2019 16:58:44
Thanks for the responses.
Sure, this wasn’t meant to represent the full story but more provide something different. The biggest surprise for me was Ake. Especially when you consider the other factors you mention Shappy, here is a player performing well within a team that defensively hasn’t been the best, particularly away from home. Ake looks like a very underrated prospect to me.




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20 May 2019 15:58:46
Thanks, Ed.




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20 May 2019 12:55:02
Romagnoli is also a very good defender should Koulibaly not sign.




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19 May 2019 14:35:51
Thanks Ed.
Yep - seen the reply.




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17 May 2019 19:11:20
Me too, Fresh.
We just experience throughout the spine of the team to support it.