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23 Sep 2017 08:18:43
Not trying to piss off any of the Eds, but I have one question.

With Costa moving back to Atleti in January, does it open the door for Griezmann to make a move as well?

And do United still have an interest in him?

Thank you.


{Ed001's Note - Griezmann only held off the move because they could not replace him, so it is possible that he may decide to move. However, I expect him to wait until summer personally, depending on how Atleti are doing at that point.}

1.) 23 Sep 2017 08:54:16
Do we have alternatives to Griezmann? Not really a fan tbh.

2.) 23 Sep 2017 09:27:27
Thanks, Ed.

Do United still have an interest in him? Do you see us making a move for him in the summer?

{Ed001's Note - I don't know off the top of my head sorry.}



11 Jul 2014 19:03:20
Italian newspaper La Tercera reporting something related to a $55 million bid for Vidal from Man Utd. I don't know how reliable this is. Anyone read this? Or knows something about this? Eds. Any idea?



1.) Isn't that a paper from Chile?

2.) Ya a lot of papers in ireland reporting vidal and di maria done deals exciting times

3.) 11 Jul 2014 20:47:36
Apparently there is a report in the chilean newspaper. I think the deal includes Evra also.

4.) When I said Italian, I meant the language. Sorry if you got confused.

5.) I read a poorly translated version (I don't speak Spanish) and it appears that their source is the English press.



29 Jan 2014 18:45:34
Ed if you could spare a thought, the Kroos story. are United interested in him?


{Ed004's Note - Yes but if he becomes available so will other clubs}

1.) Heard that Manchester Utd have agreed a fee with
Toni Kroos, deal is still a way off. Player is happy to
leave. And his agent turned down Chelsea approach because Toni's ambition is to play for Man Utd. MASSIVE NEWS guys

2.) Really hope that he signs for united would be class with mata rooney van persie and adnan




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22 Apr 2019 22:17:52
Ed, Who do you think would be the right candidate to not just guide Ole but also help create a strong foundation and get the football right?

I don't know much about the names mentioned as nobody really mentions them. You think you could shed some light on the names we are linked with?



{Ed002's Note - No one will be “guiding” the coach.}

1.) 22 Apr 2019 22:36:46
Hes the manager of one of the biggest football clubs in the world, he's not 4 years old, even though he is the babyfaced assassin.

No one should need to babysit him.

The technical director will just be there to make sure recruitment matters run more smoothly. We have a lot of scouts and they need to be on the same page with the manager.

2.) 23 Apr 2019 06:34:07
Exactly DSG.
We absolutely have to get transfers correctly from now, manage wage structure, sort contracts.

3.) 23 Apr 2019 09:21:13
Didn't mean guide in the literal sense.

DSG - Of course he's no 4 year old and thank you for reminding me that he is the manager of the biggest football club, I wonder how come I forgot that.

The context of the post was different, it was a reply to what Ed 01 had said about Ole being the wrong choice and other things that were needed.

That's why I'd asked him who does he think would be right man to help him build the structure that is needed.

I doubt my post meant that Ole needs a babysitter.

{Ed002's Note -OGS will not be building any "structure".}



18 Apr 2019 23:41:06

I've been seeing a lot of your posts recently and I must admit that despite the bad results and the negativty all around, it's delightful to read your views and opinions.

I think, and I might be wrong, Ole wants to completely change the way we've been playing over the last 4-5 seasons and that itself is a task, a massive one, mind you.

The way the game has evolved over the last half a decade or so, it's impossible for a team (title challengers at least) so sit back, absorb the pressure and attack on the break. And coz the breaks are far and few, you have to spot on to finish them. And that just doesn't happen in football. I think it doesn't.

United really need a makeover, not just interms of personnel, but in terms of what football means to the players and the coaching staff. Yes, we are a few windows away from challenging for the top honours, but it's not impossible. We need players who willing to express themselves on the pitch when they have the ball at their feet, not sulk and moan when they don't get contracts.

For all the hate that Sanchez gets, I hardly see it being his fault that he takes that mich money. I mean, that's the guys last big payday and he wanted the best he could get. Yes, we were stupid to fall for it and give in to his demands, but I still support him every time he dons the jersey and I still hope that will come good.

One of the eds mentioned that we might have 5 players coming in this window and I think that i fantastic, provided we get the right players. More than the ins, the one thing I'd really like to see is the back of players who don't want to be at the club. I really wish we can offload 5-8 players who are just not good enough or those who don't want to play for the club.

The worse case scenario is no champions league and no europa league, and I for one will be happy if we are completely out of Europe for next season.

We need to rebuild, we need to create our identity and then we need to stick to it and build on that foundation, not create floors on top a wobbly foundation and end up picking scraps again.


1.) 19 Apr 2019 08:16:10
Ken, I also find your posts delightful.

2.) 19 Apr 2019 09:02:40
I'll add to the Ken Easter love fest. He makes solid, well reasoned posts and seems a little less prone to the knee jerk reactions we see so often.

3.) 19 Apr 2019 09:09:10
Cheers raghav.
Not sure everybody agrees with us only close to 90% the rest obviously don't know what their talking about 😂😂😂
People draw a line in the sand and find it difficult to be objective but that's ok if its good enough for Theresa may its good enough for then.
Three penny had dropped for most just a few die hards that won't look at things objectively.
Happy Easter mate.

4.) 19 Apr 2019 10:08:35
Ken your a top poster and always write with sense.

5.) 19 Apr 2019 12:01:20
Hahah! Thanks a lot for letting me know I used the word 'delightful'. Should really think before I write, openly declaring love in times of war might not be the best thing.

Cheers everyone, Happy Easter!

6.) 19 Apr 2019 12:28:15
Always enjoy reading your posts Kenneth. Make sure your head can fit through the door when you leave the room ;) .

7.) 19 Apr 2019 13:40:34
Ditto park.
The site has been great recently. So many views but all or nearly all agreeing that the squad is a long way from competitive.
It will take time but steady progress is what mist of us want to see.
Its amazing that our current manager is calling it as he sees it. Just like our last one did.
Calling players out. Calling out the lack of quality calling iut three need for a rebuild calling out that lots of players are not performing. Questioning attitude.



13 Feb 2019 08:20:23
Well, last night seemed bad, I think and what the majority will feel was the issue was that our game suffered because of two early injuries and that too, to players who play a major role in pressing the ball. We were a menace when they tried to play out the back and in the early stages, especially with Martial and Lingard, we were closing down in the right areas and zones.
I think we made a few individual errors that proved to be costly, Matic ball watching for the first goal and then Pogba lost the ball on the far side of the pitch that led to the second goal.

I think the stark difference in yesterday’s game, unlike all the other games that we’ve played was that we failed to create good chances for our attackers to do something. The one Pogba run seemed very promising, but apart from that, we surely didn’t trouble them much. On a side note, I think Pogba yesterday was nullified by PSG, and he didn’t really see much of the ball, but I’m sure these players know how to counter a man-marking move, just surprised, Pogba couldn’t do it.

Few instances of the game which daft, was when Young was crossing the ball quite often, we didn’t have a Lukaku to head them in or bring others to the game with that, Mata by no means will win headers against a very physical PSG defence.

Most of the arguments are circling around Kimpembe not being sent off. I think the ref got it wrong, more importantly, I think the ref got the match totally wrong. He was too hasty in shelling out cards and wasn’t consistent in doing the same.

Tactically, I think PSG played well, they had a three man defence and the wingbacks stretched the field completely, always being an option in case needed. Veratti was good, he showed calmness on the ball and was always able to find a player in white. But, saying that Ole was out of depth is a bit of a stretch. I’m pretty sure he didn’t want to use the subs so early in the game, and that kind of forced his hand for the remainder of the game. I still back him, and I still feel we should not make a knee-jerk reaction, whether it’s keeping him or not.

Sanchez, for all the admiration I have for him, has turned out to be shadow of prior self, I don’t know what’s wrong with him, he doesn’t seem to enjoy the game, doesn’t seem to like what he’s doing. I think Ole is right, it’s down to him, if he can raise his game or not. If not, then the best bet will be sell him off, might not get a lot of money, but I’d rather go for another LW, if needed.

I’m still looking forward to the second leg and although we are without Pogba, we are still Manchester United.


1.) 13 Feb 2019 09:15:34
We got out classed in the middle.

We didn't keep the ball and we were way to slow.

Just gives us an idea of where we are at compared to the very best teams.

Although psg had some good attacks we made them look way above how good they are with both neymar and Cavani not playing.

We learn and move on. Try get top 4 maybe a fa cup win would be nice and improve in the summer and go again

Let's not over react to 1 loss against the better team.

2.) 13 Feb 2019 09:58:24
Since u mention Verratti, I will add what pissed me off the most was his willingness to fall with the least contact and the poor ref buying the 'dives'. Maybe that was an Italian connection.



08 Feb 2019 13:22:44
I'm planning to travel to UK from the 5th of March till the 24th. And while there, I'm really hoping to watch United live at Old Trafford, something that I have been wanting to do for the last 15 odd years.

United play city on the 16th of March, at least that's the schedule right now. Is there a way that I get my hands on two tickets? I'm not a season ticket holder (for obvious reasons) and I'm not really sure where to search.

Does any one of the posters know where can I get this sorted?

Also, if anyone is free is around that time and wouldn't mind sitting and having a chat, then please let me know, it'd be amazing to meet anyone from this site. Oh and if you play football, then I'd love to join in as well.

Thanks a bunch, everyone.


1.) 08 Feb 2019 13:46:00
@GDS Might be able to help.

2.) 08 Feb 2019 13:51:21
Without touts you could ballot (as long as you're a member) think it opens today? Usually if I can't get a ticket I usually go to salford and watch it in a pub still a great atmosphere.

3.) 08 Feb 2019 15:23:31
Just buy a VIP Package, if available. That's what I did a couple of years ago when I was in the same situation. It cost me 20k INR but was totally with it :)

4.) 08 Feb 2019 19:21:46
Japs, you paid £20,000 to watch United? Jesus, who did they play? Did we win? Did you get to sit with the players on the bench?

5.) 08 Feb 2019 20:35:49
That’s about £200 which whilst steep isn’t that bad for someone for whom it is a very special occasion.

6.) 08 Feb 2019 22:13:52
20k ruppees. For 200 sterling i'd want to be in the dressing room at full time.

7.) 08 Feb 2019 23:43:31

Write to the club, explain what it means to you and the journey to get there, ask them if there is any way to get a ticket. The big games are unlikely but ask. You could walk around outside on match day it gives you a sense of occasion. Don’t buy a half and half scarf! Recommend you do the stadium tour but not on match day. Walk down the tunnel along pitch side if they still do that, you will remember it! Enjoy!

8.) 08 Feb 2019 23:50:54

Perhaps if he was asking for a game that wasn't the Manchester derby!

Luckily that game is very likely to be re-arranged anyway due to the cup games so if we get through and a home draw there will be plenty of tickets available for the cup Quarter Final.

9.) 09 Feb 2019 05:08:06
I can vouch for the VIP package Raghav.
We travelled from Australia. We booked for the 2013 last home game against Swansea. We had no idea at the time it would be a title winning celebration and Fergies last home game after announcing his retirement only a week or so before.

Lunch before the game, a bus ride to the stadium and back to the Lowery I think it was. Good seating and well looked after. Look into it.

10.) 09 Feb 2019 00:48:46
I have two in the front row of the second tier Stretford end I'd be happy for you to have for a match, face Value of course. Not sure how I can get in touch though as I'd prefer not to post mobile number on a public forum. Any idea eds?


{Ed033's Note - If your emails are correct on our system, i can send you each other's email address? If you agree to it.

11.) 09 Feb 2019 12:33:36
Hi Manctom!

Yes, please it would be great if we could connect! Could you please help out Ed 033?

Thank you!

12.) 09 Feb 2019 12:38:32
@Deano - Unfortunately, I'm not a member, so can't participate in the ballot. I will try and find some touts, honestly don't know where to begin.

@Japps - I tried looking at the VIP packages, that starts at about 55K INR. I will try and keep that as an option. Not too sure of that.

@Red Man - Thank you, I will definitely write to the Club and ask them if anything is possible. I do hope something that can come up. I swear I won't buy the half n half scarves. I'm just really excited about just seeing the stadium, and I don't know how I will react if I end walking inside it.

@GDS - No no, I was obviously not trying to take your ticket! Wouldn't even ask for it. And yeah, there could be the FA cup thing to look into as well. Hopefully, I get to see some match at Old Trafford. I don't want to go to UK and then come back without even seeing a single United match.

@PerthRedMike- Thank you, will check out the VIP packages, just confirming, these are the ones that are there on the Club website right? The same ones?

Again, thank you guys for helping out, I think something or the other can be worked out and again, I'd be really happy to meet whoever is free on that day.

Thank you.

13.) 09 Feb 2019 16:07:04
@Raghav - There's a few of them, some cheaper than the others. I sat very close to the stretford end so it was quite an experience!

@CantonasSeagull - I went for the Swansea game which we drew, Rooney scored a pen, and much to my disappointment Zlatan was injured and out of that game, besides the draw.

14.) 09 Feb 2019 17:42:51
I booked through the club yes, Looks the same Raghav.

15.) 09 Feb 2019 19:10:34
That's fine ed033, thanks!

{Ed033's Note - ok thanks



24 Oct 2018 08:46:57
Ed. Quick question. What's the deal with Fred, he just can't seem to get a game. Is the love affair all but over already?


{Ed001's Note - he has a first touch that makes Lukaku's look good, he is simply not good enough to hold down a place.}

1.) 24 Oct 2018 10:17:31
Was always going to take him time to adjust. Especially when with our mayhem of a side where there is no style of play or consistency in selection. I do think there is a player in there. Remember it did seem like Guardiola was interested at some stage like season. I do think if he had moved to any of the other top 6 teams he would be flourishing right now. Let’s hope his confidence hasn’t been dented. Seems like Jose may not fancy him. Hopefully the next manager will. Would much rather see him in midfield than matic.




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20 Dec 2018 05:50:33

Was Douglas Costa a signing of the board or was he recommended by Mr. Mourinho, because I think we're getting (if we get) the wrong guy here. We don't another player with attitude issues and throws his toys at almost everything. Right?


{Ed002's Note - Mr Mourinho did not want Costa yet the club still approached Juventus.}



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18 Dec 2018 10:55:19
Ed, you say better options available, is it for the post of the manager or DOF.

Who would you pick, if you had to?



{Ed002's Note - See above.}



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31 Jul 2018 12:39:01

Just a question, do you think it's good business for United to sell Pogba and possibly replace him with Kroos?

By good business, I mean, will it be a helpful move for the club, in terms of getting the right players?


{Ed002's Note - I think selling Pogba would be good business but I think there are better options than Kroos.}



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26 Jul 2018 10:23:48
Ed, does this mean that Lindelof has been written off, completely?


{Ed004's Note - I wouldn't say written off. I just think it's very unlikely he will impress enough to become first choice cb at the club}



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11 Jul 2018 08:42:46
That's a class reply ed!


{Ed001's Note - cheers mate, if it was me you meant?}




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23 Apr 2019 09:21:13
Didn't mean guide in the literal sense.

DSG - Of course he's no 4 year old and thank you for reminding me that he is the manager of the biggest football club, I wonder how come I forgot that.

The context of the post was different, it was a reply to what Ed 01 had said about Ole being the wrong choice and other things that were needed.

That's why I'd asked him who does he think would be right man to help him build the structure that is needed.

I doubt my post meant that Ole needs a babysitter.


{Ed002's Note -OGS will not be building any "structure".}



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22 Apr 2019 15:09:49
It would be the other way around if only our players knew how to play football. I doubt most of them use their head at all and have two left or right feet (depending on which one is the stronger)




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19 Apr 2019 12:01:20
Hahah! Thanks a lot for letting me know I used the word 'delightful'. Should really think before I write, openly declaring love in times of war might not be the best thing.

Cheers everyone, Happy Easter!




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15 Apr 2019 08:45:54
I don't know if it is still true, but did teams earn tokens that they could use for development? I'm not too sure where I read that, was probably years ago.

Yeah, by corners I meant the ones taking the toll on the tyres. Just a quick question again, does better downforce lead to lesser tyre wear?


{Ed001's Note - it wasn't earning tokens, they started the season with an amount of tokens they could use for development. As recently as last season (if I remember right) that was still in play. Basically if they wanted to upgrade the engine, they had to use a token to bring a new version in.

More downforce makes a significant improvement to tyre wear because sliding is the main reason tyres wear out. When you have more downforce, you slide less. However driving style is more of a key, as a driver who runs on the ragged edge throwing the back end out looks more exciting, but he is sliding the car and so wears the tyres out. Or having a heavier foot and accelerating too hard will spin the wheels creating more tyre wear. So it is not the only factor but yes it should lead to less tyre wear.}



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14 Apr 2019 18:50:25
Man! Whoever is responsible for the strat calls on that Ferrari team really needs to think about what they decide. They were all over the place.

Ed: Don't know much about the technical side of things, but just explain one thing, Mercedes weren't the quickest on the straights, but were very very strong around the corners and it was vice versa for Ferrari. Is this part of the setup that they choose for a circuit or is it purely based on what the car is capable of. Coz, if it is the latter, then basically, any and every circuit that has fast corners are going to be Ferrari's downfall. Is there no way that they can change that?


{Ed001's Note - it is about the car, Mercs have more downforce. Red Bull have traditionally won titles through being much better on the corners. Only thing Ferrari can do is develop their aero to bring them level. Fast corners are not so much of an issue as slow corners, as you gain more time in them by being faster than you do in the faster ones.}