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02 Jul 2019 10:43:42
SSN Reporting that we've made a 70m bid for Maguire.


1.) 02 Jul 2019 11:00:24
Personally I don't rate him. At Leicester he isn't under scrutiny like he would be at a bigger club.

Also I don't think he suits Lindelof as a CB pairing.

2.) 02 Jul 2019 11:03:26
Yeah the rumours are gathering pace.

3.) 02 Jul 2019 11:20:54
There was no scrutiny in the World Cup either MH was there? I think he has more than proved he can cope with the pressure, it would be an expensive move but one that would improve us massively at the back. That being said, there are a few other options out there that I wouldn't mind so if he went to City I wouldn't be too fussed as long as we got somebody else.

4.) 02 Jul 2019 11:26:43
He is an upgrade on Smalling, Jones, Rojo and Bailly.
The midfielders can play higher up the pitch if a player like him can bring the ball out of defence.
But the 70m quoted price is insane.

5.) 02 Jul 2019 11:27:23
Tbf England played absolute dross throughout in the world cup until they came across Croatia, having said that, I like Maguire, think I'd prefer Dias but would welcome Maguire and actually think he, lindelof could work well.

6.) 02 Jul 2019 11:42:21
Pure fantasy football now, as I’ve got no idea how transfers work in reality, with all extras etc but just supposing.

Out: (approx figures lol! )

Pogba £120m

Lukaku £65m

Total: £185m


Bruno Fernandes £50m

Sean Longstaff £25m

Sebastian Haller/ Ben Yedder £30m

Too CB (Maguire, Kiulibally) Millenkovic or cheaper West Ham kid, approx £70m

Total out £17m

Would t. E bad business I reckon plus change for wham bars all round!

7.) 02 Jul 2019 11:42:41

He had a good World Cup but so did Pickford. I'd like us to sign a CB, a more agile, technical, athletic CB, like Rio was.

8.) 02 Jul 2019 11:51:38
We kept 7 clean sheets in 38 league games last season. 7!

We are currently in a situation where we are desperate to improve this defence and in Maguire we will get a proven PL CB who is now hitting his prime years.

9.) 02 Jul 2019 11:58:38
Mad hatter pickford is actually a good keep. Good shot stopper and is a decent guy it's his concentration that let's him down but he's still only young.

10.) 02 Jul 2019 12:38:03
We MUST walk away from any deal for Maguire. I feel there is better out there for a lot less money. Short term Alderweireld would be a steal and immediately improve us. One other alongside Alderweireld but I believe Maguire would be a very expensive mistake.

11.) 02 Jul 2019 13:08:46
I think that we need two top quality centre backs. Lindelof is our only pretty decent centre back but I feel that we need more than that. Both Alderweireld and Maguire would be very welcome.

12.) 02 Jul 2019 13:13:50
I think he is a decent player but £70m is totally too much for him (LCFC have rejected bid anyway I hear) . I believe there are far better players out there for that money and that's where we should now look. If City are after him as well as the papers believe then fair one, let them overpay for him.

13.) 02 Jul 2019 13:18:04
If they’ve rejected £70m walk away.

I’d like us to sign Toby if he’s gettable. It would be short term but we need a fix now.

Then we can look at someone like Dias in a couple of years when he’s developed further.

14.) 02 Jul 2019 13:48:21
The problem is we're running out of options. Koulibaly is too highly priced. Ed's said there's interest in Dias from elsewhere. Manolas has just moved.

Maguire wouldn't necessarily be my first choice either but he wouldn't need time to adapt to the pace of the league and I think that's really important. We need to come flying out the traps an hit the ground running. We can allow for 1-2 players to settle but not 4-5 which is why I think we're targeting British players.

15.) 02 Jul 2019 14:34:37
Milenkovic, Diop, Dias are still available.

16.) 02 Jul 2019 14:36:49
I totally agree Mort, the thing about the Maguire deal is our first offer is 70m so the chances are we may go back in higher. I would hope that we do the same thing and offer 70m for Koulibaily and then maybe see if Napoli are open to discussion after splashing out 32m on Manolas.

17.) 02 Jul 2019 16:28:43
Personally i'd go for Toby. Experienced. No settling issues. Cheaper option.

18.) 02 Jul 2019 19:48:35
If we could get Toby for 25 and Diop for 50 then that would be a lot better way to spend £75m and would mean good bye to 3/ 4 defenders if we can sell them too and give us a much better pool of CB’s.

19.) 02 Jul 2019 19:58:35
Toby might want to stay or go on a free to juve next season or mnadrid.



27 Jun 2019 10:43:51
BBC now reporting the next player the club are looking to get in is Longstaff from Newcastle.

I'm excited to see what some of these lads are capable of. The 'world class' signings haven't worked out for us in recent years so maybe we'll be pleasantly surprised with the likes of Daniel James and Longstaff.


{Ed002's Note - Sean Longstaff (DM) has been identified by OGS and his folks as a target but the player has apparently some concerns about leaving the wastelands of the North East for the wastelands of the North West - this will likely be a worry about getting game time - and a big step down from interest in Declan Rice.

1.) 27 Jun 2019 11:11:17
More worryingly MEN are reporting that we might not recruit a CB!

2.) 27 Jun 2019 10:57:30
Ed2 what is latest on Declan Rice? Media talk seems to have dried up.

{Ed002's Note - He won't be moving to Manchester United.}

3.) 27 Jun 2019 11:00:15
Cool, cheers Ed.

I'm sure if the lad is good enough he'll end up being the Matic replacement, plenty of games during the season to give him time.

But it's also good that he's worried about game time, shows that he has the right kind of mindset instead of just following the money.

Maybe a Buy - Loan back deal could be done?

4.) 27 Jun 2019 12:02:17
Thanks so much for extra info there Ed002, it’s akways an exciting moment of the day to find red writing transfer news on the site!

Thus apologies for asking for further clarity on the point you make about Longstaff being a big step down in interest for Declan Rice: does this mean that Rice is more of a desired target for United than Rice (this Lingstaff further down the “list”) or does it mean lingstaff would be a step down in terms of quality?

Thanks again for your precious time!

{Ed002's Note - Rice was very much a target and is seen as a very good talent indeed. Sean Longstaff has played a handful of first class games but is liked enough by OGS and his chums and Liverpool will certainly be open to cashing in.}

5.) 27 Jun 2019 12:24:51
Agree with Ed2. If the cost is significant I believe we will overpay for a relatively untested player. Better out there for the mooted price in my opinion.

6.) 27 Jun 2019 12:41:30
I was at the Newcastle v cardiff game just after xmas.
Cant judge a player on 1 game but he really played well, has a lot of very good attributes.
On the flip side it was only 1 game .

7.) 27 Jun 2019 12:38:59
Thanks for quick answer Ed002 - guess you’re suggesting Liverpool will benefit by some sort of sell on clause.

Personally, I feel we need a player of Rice’s qualities more, as Matic needs phasing out, but Longstaff looks like a good bet for the future.

{Ed002's Note - Sorry, it should have said Newcastle (now corrected).}

8.) 27 Jun 2019 13:06:25
We need someone to rotate alongside Matic.
We seemed to overplay him in the last 2 seasons.
Also, I didn't know much about Declan Rice until he faced us. He had unbelievable energy, covering a lot of ground.
His passing is decent as well. Needs some improvement though.

9.) 27 Jun 2019 14:27:20
Seems odd when so much expected of James Garner and Dylan Levitt.

I heard Longstaff is good at pressing so maybe an indication on playing style intention next season.

10.) 27 Jun 2019 14:44:11
I think the intention is to snap him up this summer for around 25m rather than wait until he has a breakout season next season then have to pay 50-60m next summer.

However, this is a risk as he might not have a breakout season next year.

In the EPL my preference would be for Neves or Rice.

We need a holding midfielder to rotate with Matic and eventually replace him in the starting line-up.

{Ed001's Note - Longstaff is quality, look after him and you have an excellent player there.}

11.) 27 Jun 2019 15:49:42
I’d prefer Ndidi, he’s brilliant.

12.) 27 Jun 2019 16:24:53

I think half the problem is his name, if he was had a foreign name people would love the signing. He was good in pretty much all of the games he played for Newcastle and their fans really don't want to lose him, I would be really excited if we signed him, another step in the right direction in the future build.

{Ed001's Note - he was getting better and better as well during the season. He really impressed me. You are right though, it is not as sexy as a foreign youngster.}

13.) 27 Jun 2019 16:52:42
He should change his name to Silvio Longastaffinho.

He looks good. Would be a good signing.

I'm sure Ashley will sell. He can then say it'll fund the new managers plans.

14.) 27 Jun 2019 17:57:14
Ndidi, is excellent at breaking up play but is very limited on the ball. Gone are the days where you can afford to have a player who is limited in his technical skills and passing playing in midfield at the highest level.

Great player at Leicester or any side challenging to break into the top six, but probably not quite good enough for teams challenging for top four or the title.

15.) 27 Jun 2019 18:04:19
I'm with rom I'd sign Ndidi, he is going to be a great player imo.

16.) 27 Jun 2019 18:11:32
Fans are critical of the scouting team for not finding and more importantly signing players like Longstaff before they are a household name. then on the otherhand when we do go for the unknowns the club also gets it in the next.

Looking forward to seeing how the lads line up next month.

17.) 27 Jun 2019 20:31:22
I thought OGS had no say in transfers ed?

{Ed002's Note - I have no idea what he has said.}

18.) 27 Jun 2019 21:19:19
Shapppy, u have probably watched him in more detail so I’ll go with you on it. I watched a couple of Leicester games last season when he really stood out. Cheers for a sensible reply. Few and far between on here lately.

19.) 27 Jun 2019 21:44:40

Interested in what you think of Choudhury at Leicester?

Looks well organised, aware of what is around him and has potential.

20.) 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.}

21.) 28 Jun 2019 04:24:06
Maybe we should be asking ourselves who identified and brought in all of these good unknown young players to turn Leicester from being also rans to PL champions and then sustaining the challenge for top 6. Even after loosing key players (Mahrez, Drinkwater, Kanye to name 3) along the way by replacing them with more good young players?

22.) 27 Jun 2019 23:21:00
Sorry ed, I recall you mentioning before that OGS will have no hand in United transfers. What does it matter if he is liked enough by OGS then?

I just wonder does OGS have any say on targets.

{Ed002's Note - He has no involvement in the transfer process itself but has an input as far as targets are concerned - but the club has others who are much better placed regarding deciding about targets.}

23.) 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.}

24.) 28 Jun 2019 10:01:57
Red man, Choudhury has impressed me with his understanding and game appreciation. He is more often than not in the right place at the right time. He looks like he will be an excellent player, and dedicated to becoming a better player from what I've heard, so great attitude.

Definitely one to keep an eye on.

25.) 28 Jun 2019 10:56:19
Saw Longstaff play a couple of times last season, he impressed me and could be a good signing .

While it's good to see us going after young up and coming talent, my worry is that there's very little leadership in the squad and if we end up with a number of new young players in the side at the one time it could destroy them . It's a far different situation to when the Class of 92 were introduced.
Back then we had experience and leadership and winners like Schmeichel, Irwin, Bruce, Keane and Cantona alongside them .

26.) 28 Jun 2019 16:49:40

This will definitely be unpopular, but perhaps that is why Young and Mata are staying, particularly Youmg, to be the mentor.

27.) 28 Jun 2019 16:33:36
Cheers ed, that's great! Have a good weekend.

28.) 28 Jun 2019 18:30:40
I can see Woody getting Wood think of marketing Madison as number 7.

The guy does seem good, humble and driven. I actually think he'd be a better buy than Fernandes. And would be and upgrade on Mata and Lingard.

29.) 28 Jun 2019 20:27:43

Yes, game appreciation, seen that before. Choudhury looked to have spacial awareness, understands what is around him, knows how to move into space, then when the ball is with the opposition gets into the right position, almost a natural instinct. Will be interesting to see him develop.

30.) 28 Jun 2019 20:57:14
Players sold at a profit since 2009
Januzaj, Chicharito, Buttner, Tosic and Foster plus the numerous academy players that have been moved on at a profit including Drinkwater, Chester, O'Shea, Brown, Gibson, Keane x2, Welbeck, Evans, Blackett, Johnstone.



18 Jun 2019 10:42:54
So apparently the player West Ham wanted in a deal for Diop was Martial.

I'd take 50m + Diop for him.


1.) 18 Jun 2019 10:52:00
Yep good luck convincing martial to go to west ham and for them to pay anywhere near what he currently earns.

What is peoples obsession with selling all our players? Are we going to do trials to replace them.

2.) 18 Jun 2019 11:10:44
Im not 'obsessed with selling all our players'. Someone posted yesterday West Ham wanted a play in exchange for Diop and I saw a rumour that it was Martial. It's a rumour site after all.

All I said was I would happily take a big fee + a good CB for him.

It's not like Martial has set the world alight for us anyway.

3.) 18 Jun 2019 11:37:17
Martial has just signed a new contract, imagine how much United would have to pay him if they decided to sell him .

4.) 18 Jun 2019 11:52:04
Who are you going to realistically replace him with that has produced more than he has since he joined?

Pepe has only had one good season and even then his goal tally is boosted by penalties and an easier league.

Zaha has never matched martials goal tally in any season for palace.

Joao felix looks to be off elsewhere and would cost a small fortune.

Jaden sancho won't be joining us this season as we are currently a shambles

Is alexis sanchez going to step up and replace him, good luck he's scored as many goals for chile as he has for us since he joined.

Is daniel james going to take the huge leap from championship to prem.

5.) 18 Jun 2019 12:29:08
I think you're reading into this as if I want to sell Martial.

All I said was I wouldn't be upset to lose him if we got a good offer + player.

He has a good goal record for us yes, but his attitude stinks and he's not exactly our hardest working player, always looks disinterested when on the pitch.

I look at how Mane and Sterling perform for their teams and I can't help but think that Martial could do as well if he actually had the motivation to.

6.) 18 Jun 2019 12:07:49
I would sell everyone of our players that aren’t facing in the same direction as the club, everyone of them.
Can any of the Eds confirm whether any ‘values’ based assessment is done prior to signing any players? It is a growing trend in other industries, it’s seriously something our club needs to start doing.

{Ed002's Note - No, but some clubs only want intelligent players that won't cause any issues on or off the field.}

7.) 18 Jun 2019 12:54:20
That is a fair point with mane and sterling and their motivation and energy.

But they are also helped by being in a settled side with a distinct way of playing, if they were parachuted into our team they would likely face the same struggles martial has.

If ole is serious about introducing a more offensive style then i feel it is a style that will suit martial and he would excel even more. Same goes for rashford as well.

8.) 18 Jun 2019 13:22:01
The problem with Martial is his attitude.
There is significant change in his gameplay before and after signing the new contract.
He is not bothered to put enough effort.

9.) 18 Jun 2019 13:25:03
I really hope so, I would love to see Martial and Rashford succeed at United but I'm not banking on it.

10.) 18 Jun 2019 16:33:00
I seem to recall that Fergie used to say that he would always pay as much importance to a players character and family upbringing as to his talent as a player. Shame this is not always the case now.

{Ed002's Note - That is when they were all from the cobbled rat infested streets of Northern England.}

11.) 18 Jun 2019 17:21:43
Martial will be here next season. The most we can hope for is significant improvement in his attitude and play.
Jose was able to turn shaw around eventually maybe ole can do the same with martial.
The lad has talent its his football intelligence understanding and workrate that is lacking imo.
Jred is spot on the cost of paying him off without a transfer request is prohibitive to letting him go.
Ed002 confirmed he has been made available but no takers he is way too expensive for what he produces for most clubs and none of those clubs want him.
Our best option is probably to give him another season if he flops then i'd suggest cutting our losses and moving him on.
Can he turn potential into actual performances the ball is in his court.

12.) 18 Jun 2019 19:10:10
Ed002, a tad harsh, don’t you think?

{Ed002's Note - No, that was the time when they were brining in young kids. Busby did the same.}

13.) 19 Jun 2019 00:51:52
After briefly searching for reviews and player profiles about Diop, he looks a really promising defender: great in the air and tackle, decent passing and good awareness.

Only weaknesses are improving longer passes out to full backs and rash decisions, which would probably improve with maturity.

Comes across as a non-nonsense defender who would really complement Lindelof. Before WH, Barcelona etc were interested in him. Always been a captain too, so would show leadership at the back.

14.) 19 Jun 2019 09:33:55
TBH. I’d swap Martial for Diop. He reminds me of a young Ferdinand. Martial hasn’t blossomed like we hope, whereas Diop looks quality and will instant improve our back line.



11 Jun 2019 12:56:11
Crystal Palace reportedly looking at Norwich City's Max Aarons as their Wan-Bissaka replacement.

Hopefully that means the clubs have agreed on a deal and we'll soon see him in the red shirt!

A decent CB and Fernandes and I'd be content with this transfer window.


1.) 11 Jun 2019 12:59:18
We need more midfielders.

2.) 11 Jun 2019 13:01:28
we still need a rw and another central midfielder alson woth the 2 you have said.

3.) 11 Jun 2019 13:03:26
Plus a couple of outgoings.

4.) 11 Jun 2019 13:28:07
What does the OP have to do with midfielders? We also need a right back, I think people have football Tourette’s or something. Looks more and more likely that we will sign AWB, brilliant signing if true, amazing how a good defensive right back can make the centre halves look better, fingers crossed we get this one sewn up quickly.

5.) 11 Jun 2019 13:44:09
They still say Max Aarons is a fall up option for Utd in case the deal to sign Wan Bissaka don't go through.

6.) 11 Jun 2019 13:47:31
I agree 100% GDS.

A problem we've have the past few years is the lack of quality on our right hand side. To the point where players like Valencia and Young have looked decent, simply because we've got no better.

I expect AWB to be great for us and we'll see a more comfortable defence and midfield knowing that we're strong on both sides.

Obviously in an ideal world we'd sign Sancho / Bale and A CM such as Rabiot. But I cannot see that many signings happening this summer, would love to be surprised though.

7.) 11 Jun 2019 14:08:56
I don't believe we're in for awb, why would we sign a 21 year old rb for 60m when we have a 20 year old rb with massive potential like dalot.
I think someone like meunier is a much more likely option.

8.) 11 Jun 2019 14:32:51
remember Dalot showed some good potential as a RM/ RW in a couple of games this year. It may be that AWB and Dalot can play together forming a strong right side.
Dalot also can play LB which provides cover and with AWB in the squad allows us to offload Young as we have AWB, Dalot, Shaw and one from the youths.

9.) 11 Jun 2019 14:42:12
Ed002 has confirmed we're interested and a lot of rumours / reports saying it's going to happen as long as the clubs agree on a price.

Dalot has potential but is far from being our starting RB.

10.) 11 Jun 2019 14:45:06
Meunier played only 20 odd games this season and whenever he played he was average, hence they are letting him go, so its a big no for Meunier.
Dalot has potential no doubt, but i would let him add depth to the squad for a season or two and sign AWB as an immediate starter.

11.) 11 Jun 2019 15:13:27
Gds I think people brought up need/ want for RWs and CMs because the op said he would be content with AWB, decent CB and Bruno Fernandes. I too would still want a RW and hopefully another CM on top of them.

Also Weggy do you really want us to go for Bale in "an ideal world"? For me he would only be a last gasp option if only we can't get anyone decent through the door and even then only on a loan without an obligation to buy. I think we shouldn't consider signing Bale at this stage, in an ideal world and rather go for other players like Sancho ( who you did mention) or Chiesa, etc.

Rosspique FB is a really demanding position in the modern game so having 2 good options wouldn't be bad in my opinion if we sign AWB. Also both AWB and Dakota are versatile enough and can provide cover in other positions. Also I think we being homegrown works in favour of AWB and is one of the reasons we are showing serious interest in bringing him here.

12.) 11 Jun 2019 15:19:17
Or we could just have two young players competing for a spot in the same position. Going to be playing 50/ 60 games next season and our injury record is pretty poor so we need two players for each position.

13.) 11 Jun 2019 15:47:39
You need 2 quality players in each position to challenge on all fronts.

We miss out on awb will be very disappointing.

14.) 11 Jun 2019 15:53:27
Deependra If I had the choice I would pick Sancho over bale every single time. However Sancho looks very unlikely to be leaving this summer and if the rumours of getting Bale on a 1 year loan are true then I would welcome him.

Lets be honest, minus his injury record he is one of the best attackers in world football and would be one our top goalscorers if he did join.

By 'ideal world' I meant the best realistic scenario.

{Ed002's Note - They play in different positions.}

15.) 11 Jun 2019 16:27:10
However we can't minus his injury record. Its a major factor on whether he would be a good buy or not. Plus he doesn't want to leave Madrid and ignores medical advice an keeps golfing which isn't helping with the injuries. i'd avoid him like the plague.

16.) 11 Jun 2019 16:28:01
But how can we ignore his woeful injury record when looking at Bale along with his not so good season last term and his astronomical wages will be a very big pain in the backside for whoever tries to sign him. Although as a club we make a lot of money from revenue but still we are maxed out in terms of wages (ffp), and unlike transfer fees you can't just increase it enormously, I think you can only have an increment of around 5-10% (not sure on the exact figure) from the previous ffp year/ cycle. So I can see a lot of cons at pursuing Bale.

17.) 11 Jun 2019 16:15:36
Both are primarily Right Wingers are they not Ed?

I understand Sancho can play on the left too as well as Bale playing as a Striker or behind the Striker.

{Ed002's Note - No.}

18.) 11 Jun 2019 16:46:24
From all accounts we are looking at playing dalot further forward.

19.) 11 Jun 2019 17:13:08
bale actually played the most games since he joined them.

42 games and he scored 14 goals and got 6 assists.

when you actually see them numbers he's not as injured as we all think.

20.) 11 Jun 2019 17:55:01
Dalot will not be played further forward. Dalot has the potential to be one of the best attacking rbs in the world, there are defensive issues he would need to work on obviously.
I would prefer to have a slightly older rb, in their prime, again someone, and this next word is important 'like' meunier who dalot can learn his trade of rather than having 2 very young inexperienced rbs.
I'll come back to ye when we don't sign awb.
Also whoever said it was reported a lot above, think gaitan, schneider, garay etc etc.

21.) 11 Jun 2019 18:37:19
Yes but as well as the media reports our very own Ed002 confirmed the clubs interest.

Why are you so confident he won't be joining?

Also Dalot has shown nothing to warrant him potentially being one of the best attacking fullbacks in the world, so far he has been OK but that's all.

AWB has proven he's good enough after a full season in the prem.

22.) 11 Jun 2019 21:16:50
Schneider 😂😂.

23.) 11 Jun 2019 23:30:07
Yes Sancho and bale play in the same position and as for Dalot he will never be one of the best right backs in the world.

24.) 11 Jun 2019 18:23:39
Ed, s. Are we looking at any potential strikers that may come in should Sanchez and Lukaku be moved on in this transfer window. cheers.

{Ed002's Note - RTP.}

25.) 12 Jun 2019 16:22:14
Ed has already said that Sebastian Haller could be looked at if Lukaku were to leave.



22 May 2019 16:14:19
So it looks like Conte is on his way to Inter and I'm seeing a few reports of him wanting Lukaku to join him there.

Ed002 are you aware of any clubs interested in Lukaku and if him leaving this summer may happen, would be interesting if we did sell and who'd we would replace him with.


{Ed002's Note - Romelu Lukaku (S) Inter see him as an option and unable to sign the player they want may look to some sort of loan to buy deal or possibly looking to using a player in part exchange.}

1.) 22 May 2019 17:28:02
How long for Perisic rumour to start. He’s the new Gaitan or Sneijder.

2.) 22 May 2019 18:37:24
Cheers Ed, I don't mind us selling him as long as we replace him appropriately. Personally don't think Rashford and Martial are good enough yet to lead the front line.

3.) 22 May 2019 18:47:39
Its already started Fresh. Saw it yesterday. Perisic and 30m.

4.) 22 May 2019 20:01:57
It would fit the clubs flawed recruitment strategy if the player that mourinho earmarked to supply and assist lukaku is actually exchanged for lukaku.

5.) 22 May 2019 21:54:22
Icardi would be nice. As long as his wife stayed in Italy.

6.) 22 May 2019 23:07:15
Bring her and leave Icardi there, might tempt Giggs out of retirement.

7.) 23 May 2019 08:27:55
Wouldn't say no to Skriniar.

8.) 23 May 2019 09:37:16
Skriniar just signed a new deal with Inter, doubt he'll be leaving now.

9.) 23 May 2019 13:13:55
I personally would take Icardi. Quality player, buries his chances. Concerns over his attitude but I'd rather have him than Lukaku.

10.) 23 May 2019 14:09:50
just what we need redwhiskey more players with poor attitudes.




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10 Jul 2019 12:15:30
The way it's going, it looks very likely that Pogba will remain at the club for 1 more year.

Juventus don't seem to be wanting to pay in a full cash deal and do Madrid have the funds after the big signings they've already made?

I wouldn't be upset if Pogba stayed one more year if he kept his head down and fully focused on performing well. Then the club could work quietly behind the scenes with potential buyers and we could see him leave gracefully at the beginning of next summer.

That would require 1. Raiola to shut his gob and stop spouting BS to the media and 2. Pogba to also keep quiet and focus on being a professional footballer.

Unfortunately I can't see this happening and I am fully expecting an ugly saga where Pogba leaves as a villain.


1.) 10 Jul 2019 12:37:53
Too much fantasising in your post Weggy.
He won't get his head down and is agent won't keep his mouth shut.
It's best for all parties if Pogba leaves as soon as possible so we can get him out of our dressing room and re-invest in other players.

2.) 10 Jul 2019 12:39:08
Yep, Pogba and Raiola have been vocal because they have been encouraged to by perspective buyers. I don’t think we will lower our valuation, and neither Juve or Real can afford that. If it drags into August it’s going to be painful - Pogba trying to force a move, and no possibility of bringing in a replacement.

That’s why I think the club need to come out and say that no player will be forced to stay at the club, and Pogba can leave if a suitable offer is made. Put the pressure on Real and Juve before the window shuts, and don’t give Pogba the opportunity to control the narrative.

3.) 10 Jul 2019 12:56:13
His agents antics are intented to put pressure on the club and force through a sale. He wouldn't be doing that if there wasn't a real chance of a move happening.

We are about to embark on our toughest season since Sir Alex retired. We need to clear the decks and bring in the right type of player to build. However, fans should be aware that will leave us fighting it out with Arsenal and Chelsea for fourth place. The fans need to accept that now and not throw out toys out the pram when it becomes clear that 4th is the best we can hope for. That is why this will be out toughest season.

Therefore, we can't afford to have the Pogba circus distracting us all summer. The club needs to do a deal as soon as possible and let the club move on.

{Ed002's Note - You seem unable to grasp how transfers work.}

4.) 10 Jul 2019 12:54:52
Thing is why is pogba bit telling his agent to be silent.

This is was is annoying the fact stuff comes out in the press all the time.

If he wants to move keep it I house and go about your business professionally.

Hes still got 3 years left so we don't need to panic and sell him and in knowing the way they both work if he isn't sold it wouodnt surprise me if he signed a new deal before the end of the season.

{Ed002's Note - You have known for a year about this. Now you are all whiny about his agent.}

5.) 10 Jul 2019 13:03:34
Waiting a year could suit all parties tbf. If real don't have the space or money to buy him this year it gives them a year to get rid of some their excess players.

Also if pogba stays and helps us get back into the champions league we will be selling next year from a more strengthened position as we can attract the appropriate calibre of player to replace pogba.

{Ed002's Note - Rubbish.}

6.) 10 Jul 2019 13:30:57
It's fairly simple boys, pogba wants out.

7.) 10 Jul 2019 13:34:52
I'd say its frustration. Pogba wants out and has done for a while. Raiola, I'd imagine is just doing his best for his client.

I'd like to see pogba get his move, providing that we get the correct player. But I highly doubt that will happen.

8.) 10 Jul 2019 14:43:48
Best business all round would be to agree a suitable deal for pogba to leave, he doesn't want to be here and it makes no sense to keep an unhappy player at the club. All very well Ole saying we don't have to sell we are Man Utd but seems pointless keeping a player against his will.

9.) 10 Jul 2019 15:01:37
For me, this is the club trying to swim against the tide.

We have a player who has wanted to leave for the last year.
His attitude has had negative impacts in the dressing room.
There are clubs interested in buying him.

In a situation like this it is in the club’s best interest to work with the player to find a solution in which he can be sold for a fair price. If we could recoup something close to what we paid for him it would be a good deal for everyone.

In contrast, we seem to be pricing him out of a move, and making it more difficult to find a solution. Yeah, the club doesn’t ‘need’ to sell, but it’s better for the club if they do sell this player, and I think that’s the crucial thing.

10.) 10 Jul 2019 15:03:27
im not fussed about him wanting out, just go about it in the right way.

his agent seems to be the one whining about it.

11.) 10 Jul 2019 15:07:03
Then the club need to accept a compromised fee which could have been done before the rest of the squad flew out for pre season.

Even if it potentially means accepting a fee less than what we paid to bring him in, they need to make a decision.

12.) 10 Jul 2019 15:34:02
Although it is obvious he wants to leave I don't believe he has yet formerly requested a termination of his contract and a transfer. It's conceivable that the club are trying to put him and his agent in the position of having to make the request. If he and fat bloke had any honour they'd do the decent thing and make the request in timely fashion in order that we can arrange a suitable replacement. Snakes playing games for extra money!

{Ed002's Note - I have no idea what you mean about requesting the “termination of his contract”. Maybe you just know rat shit about this whole matter?}

13.) 10 Jul 2019 16:13:47
DSG why should united compromise a fee when the player signed a contract for a set number of years, he can't then just say oh i want to leave now and then we have to make a loss.

regardless if he wants to go or not he singed a contract so he should abide by the contract or if a team come calling who is willing to pay what we want then he goes.

although that's not what is going to happen it should be. players come and go YES.

but all parties should act in a certain manner, and atm his agent is not.

14.) 11 Jul 2019 16:47:03
I hope posters will, with some speed stop this argumentative nonsense.
Do you not see it is nobody's interest to keep winding up Ed 002 who continually supplies top notch reliable info which most of value.
Every year idiots make 002 go silent just at a stage when the transfer window is hitting up.
Please show some restraint otherwise it will not just be the Eds who get a little narked with you.



01 Jul 2019 17:00:52
Seeing rumours of us agreeing to De Gea's contract demands, bloody hope so.

He's been so important to us for a long time and I'd love to have him at the club for another 4-5 years.


1.) 01 Jul 2019 17:49:09
Personally I'd have sold him this summer.

2.) 01 Jul 2019 17:50:17
The club made a rod for its own back with Sanchez’s contract, but having De Gea as the top earner at the club would send the right message.

3.) 01 Jul 2019 19:03:02
Id sign him to a new contract. We have messed him about previously and its time to show some loyalty to him.

4.) 01 Jul 2019 19:49:30
In all the clamour for bright, young things, I think sometimes people forget that we should still probably try to hold on to our best players.

5.) 01 Jul 2019 20:06:43
He’s had one bad spell for us in the last 5 years and now people want him sold.

God only knows where we would be without Dave the Save.

We’ve experienced some terrible keepers in our time but have always had the strongest outfield team. Recently it’s been the opposite.

Hope he signs and stays much longer.

6.) 01 Jul 2019 20:28:20
Seeing people dislike the comment but not saying why?

Exactly guys, I would absolutely love to see the bloke lift a few more trophies for us in the next few years, he deserves it.

7.) 01 Jul 2019 21:03:58
Ddg staying can only be positive.

8.) 02 Jul 2019 09:32:37
I'm in two minds about whether its a good idea to extend DDG's contract.

On one hand it would seem a no-brainer to extend the contract of our best and most consistent player. Arguably our only genuine world class player.

However, that would depend on the terms of that contract. The club currently has serious issues with our wage bill. With it pretty much maxed out under FFP, making it hard to sign or offer extensions. Case in point losing Ander Herrera this summer as the club didn't and couldn't enter contract negotiations sooner.

If the club has just given in and agreed to pay him what he wants then the club could be making a rod for their own back.

Then there is my concerns about the longevity of a goalkeeper such as DDG. Most goalkeepers peak in their late 20's and maintain a high level into their mid-thirties. But not all, whether a player can maintain a high level as their body starts to slow down depends entirely on whether they can adapt their game.

Now if we consider all the aspects that are key to being a goalkeeper, shot stopping, dealing with aerial balls, commanding the penalty box/ communicating with the defence and playing out from the back.

Now if we rate DDG on these areas. He is the best shot stopper in the world without a doubt, yet that ability relies on two things, positioning and reflexes. Now looking at DDG's style and the way he makes many saves with his feet it is clear that he is relying more on his reflexes than his positioning (although his positioning is mostly good) . However, of all the skills a goalkeeper has his reflexes are the first and only one that will decline as they age. Even the most dedicated player will be less flexible and slower to react as they get into their thirties than they were in their early twenties. So it is important to realise one of the best attributes DDG has will be the first to decline.

Now although DDG might be the best keeper in the world at shot stopping, he wouldn't be considered anywhere near the top ten in the world when considering aerial ability. He command of his area may have improved a bit in the last couple of years, but again he is no where near the best at it. His laid back attitude doesn't help him in this area of goalkeeping. He rarely communicates with his defenders which often leads to them being caught out. Goalkeepers have the best position on the pitch from a defensive view point, seeing a player make a run or move into a dangerous situation, talking to your defenders and letting them know what is happening often means they can mitigate the situation and stop a potential shot on goal. However, when no such communication is forth coming then chances can be presented to the opposition that could have easily been avoided.
Finally, playing out from the back. This seems to be an area that DDG has regressed in. Maybe its tactical, but there are at least three or four goalkeepers in the EPL who are significantly better at playing out from the back than DDG is (Ederson, Allison, Pickford, Kepa etc) .

So of the four key areas required to be a top goalkeeper DDG is only in the top ten in one of those areas and unfortunately that is the one area that will decline relatively soonish. We saw something simulate happen with Iker Casillias, Phenomenal shot stopper but porr in other areas, by the time he was 31 he was no where near one of the top ten best keepers in the world.

This could happen with DDG, meaning this summer might be the best time to sell him before he starts to decline and we are left with a past their best player tied down on a long contract on high wages meaning we can't sell them nor can we afford to sign someone better to replace them.

Personally I don't think bring DDG's previous goalkeeping coach has been the best idea. Sure it makes him happier and more comfortable. Yet that familiarity seems to have come at a cost of improving other areas of his game. Had he worked with other coaches they would have likely highlighted his weaknesses more and worked with him to improve those areas of his game.

However, in a summer where we will lose a couple of big name players maybe keeping DDG could have its benefits beyond the pitch. If all the "rats" leave then the perception is we are a sinking ship. which might make it harder to recruit new players. Maybe what we need is a compromise, sign DDG to a new deal but only a 4 year deal at most taking him to 32, at which point if he is no longer doing the business we could let him leave on a free. However, that deal would have to be at a lower wage than the reported 350k per week he supposedly wants.

Either way, sign or sell, DDG is at a cross roads in his career and maybe he wants to be at a club that will challenge for honours and titles next season not in 2 or 3 seasons time. I don't think many people could argue he deserves that.

9.) 02 Jul 2019 11:11:05
Good points Shappy.



26 Jun 2019 08:16:30
Any of the Ed's free to answer.

With all the recent Glazer Out protests do you think it'll have an actual impact on anything at the club?

The protests seem to be picking up on popularity with media outlets and celebs also now getting on board, sounds like bad press for MU,

Could we see the club potentially make changes to keep fans happy or will they just wait for it to go away?

It seems the social media accounts are going quiet and only posting about charity work (which also receives a backlash from the fans now) .

Surely the club will have to address this if it continues into the season?


{Ed002's Note - (a) No, the Manchester United fan base is full of toxic morons who damaged the club significantly and are intent on making it worse. The perfect result would be for the club to be sold to institutional investors. (b) Manchester UNited are not stupid enough to concern themselves with bad press because some cretinous celebrity with a social media account thinks it would be a good idea to force the sale of the club. (c) The club is still trying to recover from the last time the toxics got their way - and now the problems are ramping up because Spurs have purchased a player the club has no interest in. (d) I really have no idea about social media and charity work. (e) You mean by buying players the club has no interest in to keep the toxics happy?}

1.) 26 Jun 2019 08:46:20
Cheers for your response Ed002.

It's not so much about buying players I don't think Ed.

It seems that a lot of fans are unhappy with how the club is being ran, the club seem to prioritise commercial deals over investment into the playing staff, youth system and stadium. Which is then compared to the likes of Bayern, Barcelona, Juventus and even Man City.

A lot of information is coming out about the amount of money the Glazer family take out of the club, which is going to anger people, especially when videos of the Old Trafford roof leaking appear online and also the lack of investment into the right players. It makes the club look as if they don't care about the footballing side and more about lining their pockets.

I agree there are a lot of toxic fans and it is frustrating seeing people get angry with other clubs signing players. My concern is the club will make similar mistakes to what they did under LVG and we see another action made to keep the fans happy.

However I understand why a lot of people want the Glazers out. Football fans love football and when you get owners who don't seem to share that view then there will be conflict. Imagine if the money the Glazers took out of the club over the years was actually reinvested into it? We'd probably be in a much better situation than our current one.

We're seeing Man City, Liverpool and Spurs all succeeding on and off the pitch currently and it is frustrating for the fans, especially with a club of our size and power.

{Ed002's Note - (a) The Toxics are far from the brightest, but perhaps someone could explain to then that without commercial income there will not be money to invest. Bayern Munich and Juventus spend less than Manchester United. (b) The Toxics seem unable to grasp who owns the club and are even more stupid than I realised if they think the owners are responsible for day to day repairs of the roof. The "right" players appears to be expensive players purchased by other sides - so that is senseless. (c) The best solution would be for the owners to sell to institutions or asset strippers - then the Toxics would have a great deal more to whine and bitch about. (d) As for the final point - that is the direct result of the damage done to the club by the Toxics - they are the problem.}

2.) 26 Jun 2019 09:23:26
OK thanks Ed, I honestly hope the club doesn't go down the route you're suggesting.

I understand you think certain toxics deserve it but I hope the club I love doesn't get ruined.

3.) 26 Jun 2019 10:40:46
If the people running the club (I can't pretend to know who or how it's run) kowtow to whining fans they are as much the problem as the whining fans themselves.

4.) 26 Jun 2019 10:28:57
I see. I thought for a minute you were saying it was embarrassing that we missed out on him. Of course it’s not.

We survived missing out on Gascogne, we survived missing out on Shearer. Ronaldinho! United will go on.

I think you care a little bit too much about what people say on a ‘banter site’ . people have opinions and personal favourites. Discussing the many possible permeations of player selection and tactics is why most people come here. Especially in the off season.

{Ed002's Note - Manchester United have had no interest in the player - pretty much all of the posts since last night have been toxic, embarrassing or both.}

5.) 26 Jun 2019 11:57:53
I don’t know why you even give it a second thought. As you say it’s misguided opinions by people who don’t know how the business is run or how these processes work. They are bound to be wrong 😊.



18 Jun 2019 13:33:07
Hi Ed002, this hasn't been a topic of discussion for a while now so I wanted to see if you know of any changes to our pursuit for a director of football?

Constantly seeing random names chucked around by the media but all seem like weird choices (Darren Fletcher, Rio Ferdinand and recently Steve Walsh who used to be the Leicester assistant? )

I guess it's safe to expect nobody to come in this summer?



{Ed002's Note - As far as I know it remains unresolved. If the club want an ex player then you need one with considerable skills and in most cases that is hard to find. Chelsea considered two ex players for theSpirting Director role and appointed Cech who will do well. MU have heeded options but are not having by any luck. Arsenal have a strange structure so everyone kicked the job in to touch and have ended up with someone well down the list.}

1.) 18 Jun 2019 14:31:25
Cheers Ed, I really hope we make the right decision with this one. A DoF is something we've clearly lacked at the club since the Fergie days.

2.) 19 Jun 2019 06:11:25
Hi Ed002 can I ask why you think Cech will do well? After all he is just and explayer like others mentioned with no practical experience as a DoF. What makes him special?

{Ed002's Note - He is not Director of Football and has all of the attrutes to do everything required of him well.}



16 Jun 2019 14:50:22
Hi Ed002, you mentioned that several Juventus players could be used in a deal to do with Pogba. Dybala, Cancelo or Douglas Costa come to mind.

My question is how likely are these types of deals to pull off and end up successful for the player being swapped? A player of Dybalas quality would be a good fit for us but I wonder if he has his heart set on England / Manchester United. I worry that it could be another Di Maria situation where the player would be unhappy at the club.

I also worry our club would be silly enough to jump on such a deal and we end up regretting it down the line.


{Ed002's Note - MU are not keen. Dybala wants to be somewhere else.}

1.) 16 Jun 2019 15:06:54
I'm glad Ed. Would prefer the club focused on who we really want instead of swap deals.

2.) 16 Jun 2019 16:27:12
The problem with swap deals is the players you want don't get offered and the players the do offer is players you don't want.

Why would we want Cancelo when we're pushing for AWB. Costa is rubbish and Dybala would be another di Maria.

3.) 16 Jun 2019 19:18:01
Doesn’t want to be here? No doubt we will sign Dybala then, sigh.




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15 Jul 2019 08:28:32
I wouldn't worry about the smaller details. Everything points to him joining us so just wait for the announcement. You'll lose your mind if you believed every reporter 🤪.




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11 Jul 2019 08:07:22
Ed002 on the ball again, confirmed our interest in the player way back.




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09 Jul 2019 12:25:52
Would be an alright rotational squad player. Our midfield is very poor right now.




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02 Jul 2019 11:51:38
We kept 7 clean sheets in 38 league games last season. 7!

We are currently in a situation where we are desperate to improve this defence and in Maguire we will get a proven PL CB who is now hitting his prime years.




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27 Jun 2019 11:00:15
Cool, cheers Ed.

I'm sure if the lad is good enough he'll end up being the Matic replacement, plenty of games during the season to give him time.

But it's also good that he's worried about game time, shows that he has the right kind of mindset instead of just following the money.

Maybe a Buy - Loan back deal could be done?





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17 Jul 2019 08:05:11
Werner would be my personal pick.

Only 23 and has lots of talent. Fast and strong so will fit in well in the Prem too.

He is also known to be a big admirer of Manchester United and has said he would love to play for us. Also 1 year left on his contract I believe.




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16 Jul 2019 13:15:12
If newcastle want 50m that's crazy. The lad played 9 games and had a bad injury.

I'd rather we wait til they're back in the championship.




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16 Jul 2019 08:00:52
No way, struggled to fit in when he was supposed to be good and since then has struggled to get into a fairly average Everton side.




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15 Jul 2019 15:39:04
Statistically Maguire is better than Lindleof, who was classed as our best defender last season. Maguire is one of the best defenders when it comes to aerial duels, which is a massive weakness in our side right now.

You are wrong to say he won't improve us, he is 100% going to be the best defender at the club.




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15 Jul 2019 14:09:22
Harry Maguire is going to have a Van Dijk affect on us and we're going to win the League and Europa league.