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05 Jun 2019 11:13:57
I love silly season (must be annoying for the Ed’s) .

Just British player we are said to be signing:

Ben Godfrey
Harry Maguire
Reece James
Ben Chilwell
Aaron Wan-Bissaka,
Declan Rice
Sean Longstaff
James Maddison
Daniel James
Jadon Sancho

Got to love the British press!

1.) 05 Jun 2019 12:14:03
Not a bad team though :)

2.) 05 Jun 2019 13:37:23
I'd take 8 of them, if not all.

3.) 05 Jun 2019 17:42:26
Plus Collins, Pickford, Hodson-Odoi, Sessegnon, Trippier,
Pretty much any young British player.

4.) 06 Jun 2019 07:25:00
Watched the Portugal game last night. after peoples advice.
. must say Fernandes did nothing special, I know club football is different to international football, but if we are offering 70 mil as reported. I'd half the transfer fee and go for William carvajal instead that man is a midfield beast.

5.) 06 Jun 2019 11:13:39

And judging a player on one game is always a perfect way to make your signings, let’s hope our scouting department watch players more than once when the player is out of position and playing with a few players he’s never played with before.

6.) 06 Jun 2019 12:16:02
William Carvahal is a poor player, West Ham were after him and that's about his level. He's clumsy and can't pass or tackle well.

7.) 06 Jun 2019 14:02:50

But but but he played well last night!



19 Mar 2018 16:26:00
Wow a mental day in the press. ‘Jose to let 11 first team player go’, there’s claims of bullying claims the board are getting annoyed by Shaws treatment. Flying high after the Liverpool win, absolutely hammered in the press since the Seville loss. What a difference a week makes in football, it’s crazy.

1.) 19 Mar 2018 16:41:38
Even though one player, Carrick, announced his retirement and two others, Zlatan an Fellaini s contracts expire in the summer. But anything for a sensationalist headline.

2.) 20 Mar 2018 08:01:37
Just read some of the stuff in the press this morning (day after the post above) looks like a large proportion of the media have jumped on Mourinho. The British media are pretty harsh and fickle.

3.) 20 Mar 2018 17:52:50
I'd use different words to describe British journalists but wouldn't get past the filter.



06 Jun 2017 22:40:00
Eds pretty much every rag top have run a story about Manchester United switching interest from Griezmann to Dyabla, is there anything to this story or has someone put one and one together and come up with three?

{Ed025's Note - the latter rews..



20 Jan 2017 11:13:23
Multiple press outlets are reporting our interest/ intention to purchase the services of Bernardo Silva.

I'm interested to hear other posters opinions of the player.

1.) 20 Jan 2017 12:26:58
I like him, very good little player. Personally he would make more sense than someone like Griezmann.

2.) 20 Jan 2017 12:27:13
Silky left footed player, touch, dribbling and passing in tight angles are all outstanding, though he is slight of frame. May be more suited to La Liga, but many players of his size have proven the doubters wrong in the Premier League.

3.) 20 Jan 2017 13:49:39
Reminds me of David silva but more direct. Normally plays on the right but more left footed. Can't imagine him and greizmann coming in, might be wrong or 1 is 1st choice and the other 2nd choice.

4.) 20 Jan 2017 14:57:20
He looks like a poor mans Stewart Downing

5.) 20 Jan 2017 15:46:01
What would we all do without google (other search engines are available! ) eh? :)

6.) 20 Jan 2017 15:42:02
given you bought depay i think you should keep out of it lvg.

7.) 20 Jan 2017 20:17:44
Ha lvg that made me spit my wine out 😂



03 Apr 2016 00:09:41
Red tops linking us with Barkley, this would be a great signing in my opinion. Drives forward, picks a pass, fast, strong and most importantly can score goals.

Got to love the rags in the last three days alone we are getting;

10 - Barkley (Everton)
RW - Dembele (Rennes)
8 - Sanches (Benfica)
6 - Bazoer (Ajax)

I'd take it, although would be nice to see a defender or two linked. Ha.

1.) 30 Mar 2016 22:09:22
That would be the end of the club.

2.) 30 Mar 2016 22:15:57
What he said was he could see Gary looking for a bigger challenge than being a manager, when press by the presenter who had suggested him being a chairman at a club like villa or Leeds, graham said he wouldn't be surprised to see gary and the class of 92 along with Peter lim try to buy United but it could be 10-15 years times. But still a great rumour.

3.) 30 Mar 2016 22:18:04
Why would it be the end of the club? I don't know how it would end up but I think they could do a good job.

4.) 31 Mar 2016 08:47:15
If he has a spare half a billion down the back of the sofa then good luck to him.

5.) 31 Mar 2016 09:20:56
Why would it be the end of the club? At least he club would be owned by local lads that had played for the club. Some folk on here are never happy.

6.) 31 Mar 2016 10:19:20
The class of 92 don't have anywhere near enough money to buy the club. The club will sell for well over a billion, and the class of 92 would struggle to raise 500m between them.

Peter Lim currently owns Valencia and has had Gary and Phil involved with his club. How well is that currently going?

The players may know about the history of the club, but why would that make them any good at running the club?

How well would any of Scholes, Butt, Neville, Beckham or Giggs do in commercial deals? Since when has the ability to kick a ball relate to being a good business man?

There is probably roles to which they may be suited, but is that the role they would want? Giggs wants to be manager, whether he would be any good is up to debate. How would it work if a part owner is also a manager? Would he sack himself if he is performing badly?

Its a lovely romantic idea, but is very unlikely to work out well if it was to happen.

I agree we should introduce former players into the running of the club. Scholes, Butt and Phil Neville could work very well with the youth set up. Beckham would make a good ambassador, Gary Neville would probably work well in a director of football type role. I'm not sure where Giggs would fit if he coverts the managers job, He isn't ready to manage the club and keeping him involved in another capacity probably won't work.

7.) 31 Mar 2016 10:53:02
Shappy, the fact that they own it doesn't mean they have to run it. Just a btw thought.

8.) 31 Mar 2016 11:30:30
Hunter mentioned that Peter lim would be part of it to. Valencia was in bits before Lim and Neville came in.

9.) 31 Mar 2016 12:04:39
What mbd said. They could also be part of a consortium of clever business minded folk. I'd rather see them take over than some middle eastern sheik who will use the club as a play thing.

10.) 31 Mar 2016 13:19:40
Mbd, that's true, but I suspect they would want more of a hands on role than our current owners.

Celtic red, Valencia are a bigger mess under Lim then they were before him. He has solved the financial issue to some extent, but he is running the club like some Jorge Mendes showroom. Allowing Mendes far too much power, and effectively turning their back on what was a good academy to bring in lesser known Mendes clients to give them a platform to increase their value so Mendes and Lim can make big bucks. The club is being destroyed by Lim not saved.

Maze, how much better do you think City would be doing if Richard Dunne and co were running their club? Your reply was boarding on xenophobic. I want the best business men running the business side of the club with the best football men running the football side of the club. With decisons being made with the acceptance that financials of the club rely on the football side to be performing to the highest possible standard.

Former players don't always know what is best for the club, and many are trying to hold on to the past via their connections from the past. Can players from the Fergie era really embrace a futute United in a different image, or will they cling to what they know?

11.) 31 Mar 2016 14:33:21
So your aspirations for this club is to become a middle eastern money cow like City? Didn't I say they could be part of a consortium of savvy business men? I think folk like David Beckham may know a few more clever suits than me and you.

If the choice was some random oil barren, backyard sheik or a class of 92 consortium I know who I would want within the hierarchy at the club but then again we are all different shappy.

12.) 31 Mar 2016 16:06:44
Maze, City are far from a cash cow. They are a very well run club, with investment in all areas of the club and the community around the club. The owners accepted they had limited knowledge in football so went out and hired some of the best people within the football world who had a strong footballing background. They gave the club direction and knew how to run the club and turn it into one of the top clubs in the world.

I think the job they have done at City is more than twice as good as the job Abramovic has managed at Chelsea and will probably last much longer.

Your being blinded by your affection to former players. How would you feel about a consortium full of less successful ex Uinted players?

Being a good footballer doesn't make you a good owner.

13.) 31 Mar 2016 17:10:42
A controlling interest would be enough, they would not have to buy every single share.

14.) 31 Mar 2016 19:23:57
Can't ever see the class of 92 buying our club, they are ex players not business men.
Disturbing to hear sir Alex is trying to derail Jose coming as the manager. I worship the ground Fergie walks on, but I do wish ex players like Bobby Charlton and ex manager Fergie would settle into retirement and let the people who now are in charge of the club run it .
Can't wait for this season to end, so we will know in quick time what's going to happen to this great club of ours . i'd like to think you all agree that we need some better luck and better judgement for the forth coming season. Because if nothing major changes we are in deep poo poo.

15.) 31 Mar 2016 23:35:08
not business men? gary nev and giggs are growing there business and property portfolios at a very fast rate, hotel football and a new massive redevelopment in mcr centre outside of football they are very succesful in business.

{Ed007's Note - You hardly need to be Alan Sugar to build up a property portfolio and it's not as if they started from scratch and made the money to invest. Would you be happy if the Glazers replaced Woodward with a property developer?}

16.) 01 Apr 2016 00:44:08
Ed007 is it so out of the question that Becks, Nev and co would have premium business connections and could join part of a consortium to buy from the Glazers when they decide to sell?

Why wouldn't fans get behind this if the right folk were on board?

{Ed007's Note - That's just down to people they know, the businessmen could afford it without them. Could the ex-players do it without the businessmen? How many board members are you talking between the ex-players and their 'premium contacts', who has the most say/power and why? It's one of the most idiotic things I've ever heard - and they say romance is dead.
At least the board could sell any new players a house from their property portfolio, I can just see Phil Neville showing Messi pictures of a semi detached in Ashton during signing talks.}

17.) 01 Apr 2016 02:49:48
Of course they wouldn't be brokering high end business deals. They would be non-executive board members, club figureheads, involved in the planning and policies within the club. They would bring the football acumen to the boardroom and let the financiers deal with the day to day running of the Club.

{Ed007's Note - My mam used to love Mills n Boon. I'm surprised to see grown men falling for such romantic nonsense. Would Posh Spice be involved in these meetings where ex-players decide what the money men should do?}

18.) 01 Apr 2016 03:59:03
Again Ed007 where have I said they would be telling the money men what to do? Your making this up.

If it is the words board member that is putting you off then the most intellectual one of the class of 92 can join the board as a representative of them all. The others could be in an ambassador capacity the way Fergie and Charlton are now.

{Ed001's Note - you are dreaming. It is funny though. Nice fantasy, but it would end in disaster.}

19.) 01 Apr 2016 07:17:01
Why would it end up in disaster though Ed? With the right folk on board and if the finances were available why couldn't they have a real crack as part of a group?

{Ed001's Note - who are these 'right folk' that you keep wittering on about? You are dreaming up random people that don't exist to become part of something that would then end up nothing like this ridiculous fantasy of yours. Just give it up, they aren't rich enough to buy it, not intelligent enough to run it and it will not happen.}

20.) 01 Apr 2016 07:45:05
By right folk I mean people with deep pockets who would be interested in being part of a consortium to take over the club. If you are trying to tell me that this would appeal to no one then I don't agree with that.

David Beckham for instance would have hundreds of multi millionaire friends (maybe even billionaire acquaintances) who it may appeal to. The guy was/ is in the process of creating a new club in America and building a stadium etc that doesn't come cheap and you most certainly would need the right contacts in place.

We can agree to disagree here but hypothetically if they did take over in the future I don't think you can outright claim they will ultimately fail.

21.) 01 Apr 2016 07:52:20
Also just on what I mean by 'right folk', it wasn't too long ago a consortium fronted by Jim O'neil tried to buy out the Glazers but it was rejected. How do we know these types of individuals aren't in cahoots with the class of 92? All hypothetical of course but we don't.

22.) 06 Apr 2016 17:16:32
If there is even the remote possiblity of a Co92 takeover it would most likely be backed by Peter Lim.

{Ed001's Note - and Jorge Mendes would be providing the players....}




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15 Aug 2018 17:23:30
Hello Ed’s Paul Mitchell from RB Leipzig has been linked to the DoF role. In your opinion do you think he would be a good choice for the role? He appears to have a very good track record with regards to player recruitment from his time at Southampton, Spurs and Leipzig.

{Ed001's Note - looks a good choice on the face of it. Has an excellent track record.}

1.) 15 Aug 2018 18:16:51
So we've moved on from transfers to new managers and new DOF. Does it ever stop?

{Ed002's Note - Manchester United already have someone who would be far better than Paul Mitchell in the role - it would be a dumb move to look to him for anything other than being a scout.}

2.) 15 Aug 2018 19:25:19
Ed, is this the guy you mentioned a while ago, John Murtaugh.

{Ed002's Note - No, Marcel Bout.}

3.) 15 Aug 2018 19:36:49
Is Marcel Bout the chief scout or something along the lines? Also, could Bout be an option for the DOF role Ed002? Thanks.

{Ed002's Note - He is “something like that” and he should be.}

4.) 15 Aug 2018 20:18:30
Thanks Ed.



10 Aug 2018 22:21:55
Sanchez looks really off the pace, his passing was terrible. Hopefully he comes good and builds up some consistency.

1.) 10 Aug 2018 23:16:48
HOPEFULLY he gets moved to the right so that Martial and Rashford can play on the left as they were both more productive there prior to his arrival.

2.) 11 Aug 2018 00:20:23
Based on the game today I'd much rather have Mata on the right than Sanchez!



07 Aug 2018 12:12:53
I’m genuinely excited about the links to Ousamane Dembele, I’d love to see him playing RW for us. Hopefully Jose gets the defenders he wants too and the CB’s can build a strong partnership, hopefully that will give Jose more confidence to allow the team to attack. I saw a tactical breakdown on Fred’s style of play and how his former club utilised him, I think he could be great for us.

{Ed004's Note - I don't believe we have a chance of getting Dembele especially since Barcelona will want Pogba in exchange. However, it would be a season changer for us. Alderwerield and Dembele would enable us to compete this season imo}

1.) 07 Aug 2018 14:01:13
Do you not think we would do an exchange for Pogba Ed004? I guess replacing him with someon like SMS would be very expensive.

{Ed004's Note - How would we get the deal done in less that 2 days though? It's not feasible for this window}

2.) 07 Aug 2018 15:22:42
It appears the papers are one step ahead of you Ed. loan to buys 😂 I mean I have no grounds in which to judge but even arranging loan to buys for Pogba, Dembele and SMS appears a lengthy task?

{Ed004's Note - I would take Dembele in on a loan to buy happily. Wouldn't want Pogba leaving though}



14 Mar 2018 10:55:42
I’ve got to say, fair play to Lukaku for his honesty in the post match interview. This lad has 25 goals this season from scraps, imagine if we gave him some service.

1.) 14 Mar 2018 11:29:40
The only player that come out of yesterday with an ounce of dignity. Perhaps you can add De Gea and bailly to that list. Lukaku should be given the captains armband. Before I get shot down, it’s because he is the only one that plays with desire and passion. Who tries to make something happen. If he had service he would be banging goals in for fun.

2.) 14 Mar 2018 14:30:17
Rewz - For me Lukaku is one of the problems. He's fundamental to the way Jose wants to play and unless he can start consistently holding the ball up we'll continue to see performances like y'day. On the occasions he's able to make the ball stick, bully the centre backs and link the play we look a totally different team.

I'd love to know the stats on how often he is able to hold the ball and keep it. He is improving in this regard but until he can be a consistent focal point for our attack things will never really improve.

Whether this is a legitimate tactic is a totally different debate but if we had Drogba or Costa up front we'd be a much more effective attacking unit.

Why do you think Jose is so reluctant to blood Rashford or Martial up front. The goals of Lukaku are less important than his hold up play so the likes of Sanchez, Lingard, Rashford and Martial can do their stuff in the final third. It's no coincidence that Lukaku's goal return is down on even his West Brom and Everton days. His role has changed and he must adapt. I didn't think he kept the ball well enough last night. I don't think he's been able to do it all season but he is improving and at least he's prepared to try and change his game I'm not sure the same can be said of Pogba.

3.) 14 Mar 2018 17:28:52
Lukaku isn't the problem.
How many evra style over lapping runs do you see these days? How many byline crosses do you see these days? How many Scholes esque shots do you see these days? How many goals from corners do you?
We only have 2 ways to score long ball knock on from lukaku or a counter attack. We don't push enough men forward quick enough anymore to give good enough support. Drogba would not do any better in this united team.

4.) 14 Mar 2018 17:46:12
Sorry Danny Lukaku is the least of our worries! He has actually been one of our best performers this year and the guys has been feeding off scraps. He has shown that if you put a good cross in he is a beast in the box and score. Nobody in our team can cross or clear the first man from a corner. The main issue is attacking tempo and patterns. We can string more then 3 passes together in any sort of tempo. Yes we need additions but the tactics are the problem for me. We don’t press off the back and have this enfuriating low block that we employ, essentially given possession to the opposition. This won’t change unless Jose changes his ways - which he sure as hell won’t. You can change this by bringing someone who encourages us to press as a team. How great would it be to see us harrying the opposition from the front. It’s little bits of desire and passion like that which would get old Trafford in its feet.

5.) 14 Mar 2018 18:33:16
Fair enough "problem" probably wasn't the right choice of word but I think Lukaku's hold up play can be hit and miss and whenever he can hold the ball we look much better.

I accept that sometimes he has little chance with some of the long hopeful balls hit in his direction but I often get frustrated when sometimes I think he could do a lot better. To be fair he has improved in this aspect of his game since the turn of the year.

I think of Kane's hold up play when he dominated Smalling and Jones at Wembley and believe Lukaku can still improve in this area.

6.) 14 Mar 2018 18:05:03
Ed007. Athletico Madrid put 5 past them away from home 2 weeks ago. I watched the match and they were useless as Athletico harassed them into mistakes. Seville will be thrashed in the next round by whatever team they draw.

{Ed007's Note - Just shows you the gulf in quality between England and Spain.}



01 Aug 2017 10:41:44
I've seen a few reports this morning talking about Jose Mourinho being a short term manager and the Matic deal proving it. The guy has bought mainly very high quality players in their early twenties, Bailly, Pogba, Lindolf, Lukaku and potentially Aurier he's defiantly building for the future with a few experienced heads at their peak in there too.

I'd love to see us get Dembele of Dortmund, that lad had future.

1.) 01 Aug 2017 11:02:30
Sorry hit send before I finished typing. The lad Dembele has future world star written all over him.

2.) 01 Aug 2017 11:11:45
I never understood the hype behind Dembele. He's good but not better than Rashford at this moment. He looks selfish whenever I see him play. Wouldn't say no to him but in this market we'll pay way over the odds. There are other players better than him out there. If Sane and Jesus cost around 30-35m then right now dembele is worth 25m.

3.) 01 Aug 2017 11:25:18
I think he means the lad at dortmund not celtic. Imo he is better than sane.

4.) 01 Aug 2017 13:23:59
Yup talking about the same Dembele. The thing about Dortmund hat people don't seem to understand is their playing style. Kagawa looked world class with them, so did Mkhitaryan. They didn't light up the PL with us (yet) . Dembele was a replacement for Mkhitaryan and though he is a good player, he is far away in performances. He is not good enough to command a price tag above 30m right now. His playing style at this young age is best suited to Liverpool. Of course he might get better with time at other aspects of his game.

5.) 01 Aug 2017 13:25:10
Sailor did you just say Jesus, who has only played handful of games for City, is better than Ousmane Dembele who has performed for more than just the half season at the higher level than well we have to agree to disagree. O. Dembele for me is up there with Mbappe as "the" guy for the future Ballon'dor winner.

Or did you not read the post properly before slating someone?

6.) 01 Aug 2017 16:37:43
Deependra, I agree the lad just lacks consistency at the moment. He got 11 goals and 18 assists in his first season in Germany. Don't forget he's just a kid, he had a great season in France last year and has backed it up by doing it again in a new country. If we are looking for a player to play across the front 3 he's surely got to be worth a look.




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17 Jul 2019 08:05:54
Ed - if you ever need a suitcase caddy, let me know.



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28 Jun 2019 08:16:34
Hey 001, thanks for the reply. What are your thoughts on Maddison? Could Rice, Longstaff and Maddison be the future England midfield?

{Ed001's Note - very possibly. Maddison is quality. I did a top 10 of attacking midfielders when he was in the Championship and got a lot of stick as I had him at number 10. So that will give you an idea of how highly I rate Maddison as he has improved in the Prem.}



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27 Jun 2019 22:05:07
ED001, do you think Rice and Longstaff can play together for England?

{Ed001's Note - very much so, Longstaff is better when allowed to drive forward.}



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03 Dec 2018 08:51:37
IM7, I would imagine it’s so they have grounds to cancel/ payout the contract. I would assume there are a number of Key Performance Indicators written in with top 4 being one of them. The managers contract is a contract of employment (fixed term) and he will be covered by the same legal rights as anyone else in the country.



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28 Mar 2018 21:42:21
If we sign Vidal Mourinho is not planning on sticking around too much longer I would suggest. Hopefully, as ED suggested, we sign someone younger.




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31 Jul 2019 08:48:09
I don’t think Bruno and Dybala work, Bruno is better higher up the pitch and Dybala plays predominantly as a second striker.



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07 Jul 2019 22:17:03
Mick if I’d of scored 187 top flight goals, playing second fiddle to lad with 27 top flight goals to his name. I’d want to leave too.

Is Rashford good enough to lead the line for this club?



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25 Jun 2019 23:01:24
Why would he choose the champions league finalist, with a brand spanking new top of the range stadium and an exciting highly rated manager over us? It’s madness I tells ya.



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28 Jan 2019 15:08:07
Look at 90’s Italian football, a similar thing happened there whereby they had all the foreign imports which meant Italian player started moving to other leagues to get their chance. Football is just cyclic I guess.



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30 Oct 2018 22:49:42
I posted during LVG’s first season that Chris Smalling should donate his salary and match fee to the other 10 players on the pitch with him and got slated for it. Chris Smalling is one of the single worst players I’ve seen at united in the last 25 years. Jones is ten times the defender, the lad unfortunately is injury prone.