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Where from: Wrexham

Favourite player: Paul Scholes

Best team moment: 1999 treble win.

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10 Oct 2018 12:46:43
Any chance we will go in for Aaron Ramsey in January do any Ed's know?

{Ed002's Note - What I understand the situation to be is that Arsenal had reached a general agreement with Aaron Ramsey and his agent for a new contract but concerns were expressed about his "comportement" so a new deal is on hold but might yet be possible. Right now the two players that Unai Emery thinks about as possible central midfield replacements seem very unlikely options to the person I spoke with so it is unclear where this might end up. In terms of interest: Liverpool yes, and they would provide the best financial solution for the player. Juventus have at least four options in front of him so not right now. Milan yes they are interested - they have targets ahead of him but one is unaffordable at this time and attracting attention from elsewhere; the others are free agents in the summer but one is looking to head elsewhere and the other is Cesc Fabregas. I do not know of interest from Spain but, like Italy, wages would be an issue. Do not be surprised by interest coming from other English sides at some point.}

1.) 10 Oct 2018 13:44:28
Thanks Ed, very detailed response, much appreciated.

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}



26 Aug 2018 10:16:17
I wish someone would post a rumour I'm sick of seeing the same one at the top of rumours page lol.

{Ed001's Note - there you go then. I have posted this at the top of the rumours page for you....}

1.) 26 Aug 2018 10:45:59
I thought it was only me with the Cinderella story.

2.) 26 Aug 2018 12:33:22

3.) 26 Aug 2018 13:07:17
Thank you Ed 😂.

{Ed001's Note - glad to help out mate. I am good like that.}

4.) 26 Aug 2018 15:45:52
You are top top top Editor Ed!

{Ed001's Note - never a truer word spoken on this site....}

5.) 27 Aug 2018 02:58:42
Not exactly a rumour but has has anyone seen Salomon Kalu of Bordeaux. He seems a real prospect. Any rumours about him?

6.) 27 Aug 2018 12:22:46
I heard he was a terrible fisherman hendon.

7.) 27 Aug 2018 23:21:14
Bit of a wine drinker too.



09 Aug 2018 16:30:49
TFM to Fulham.

1.) 09 Aug 2018 18:54:00
Well, That's that then . Everton have come up on the rails and got Mina and got Gomes on loan just to rub it in.
I've a strong feeling Jose may pack his bags sooner than thought, The Glaziers and Peckerwood have shafted him big time .
But it's us the fan's who gave been shafted the deepest, Think Jose new months ago that the transfer pot was not what was promised.
I really hope he goes for his own sanity. I hope we finish with naff all again, Then hopefully Peckerwood will soon follow.
54 years a red, never doubted the team ever, never wished them bad luck and losses, But enough is enough we are supposed to be a footballing team, What we have become now is a laughing stock and a commercial whore.

2.) 09 Aug 2018 19:07:31
"Commercial whore"
Well put, I completely agree.

3.) 09 Aug 2018 19:24:15
Long time reader, first time poster. Eds do a great job with the site.

I might be reading too much into it, but are the board trying to manage Jose out?
We've spent huge sums since Fergie left and not always in the right place. Pogba, Martial and Shaw so far staying which, if we believe the media, is against Jose wishes. Perhaps hoping next manager will get the best out of them?
Style of play against traditions and current trends/ fan ideals.

{Ed002's Note - I have answered regarding this whole subject since the fans fouled all of the club's plans up and he joined.}

4.) 09 Aug 2018 19:44:25
I totally agree Jose's been well and truly shafted off the board so he should take the hint and walk so we can get someone in to get us playing the man utd way.
I would go for Brendan Rodgers I know he managed liverpool but he would be a breath of fresh air to our club I've no doubt he could get much more out of our squad than jose would.
I'm expecting a lot of backlash for this 😂😂😂 but I think. it would be a good shout.

5.) 09 Aug 2018 19:53:08
Brendan Rogers!

Do me a favour.

6.) 09 Aug 2018 20:34:57
Allegri wouldn't have been much better.

7.) 09 Aug 2018 20:38:16
Ed002, sorry to ask but where is the info on what you mentioned above regarding Jose and the clubs plans and the fans etc.

Is it searchable or can someone point me in the right direction please.

{Ed002's Note - I have explained pepeatedly since the day he signed - read the posts or search.}

8.) 09 Aug 2018 20:42:31
Fact is Allegri was lined up, we spoke, LVG got the boot and now we have jose who has won 3 trophies, improves our stats and rightfully recognised we needed the correct positions strengthening, maybe Jose is the right man and he’s the man we’ve got, he was rightfully frustrated at the transfer window, money has been spent but it was always going to take a lot of money and a big overhaul to undo the Moyes/ LVG eras. He may not play how we all want? He doesn’t how I want but I am fully behind him and the squad we have cz I think there is more to come from this current crop.

9.) 09 Aug 2018 20:58:58
Brendan rogers?

Put that whiskey down mate, its time for bed 🙂.

10.) 09 Aug 2018 21:31:37Guaranga not sharkhead Rodgers .

11.) 09 Aug 2018 22:19:55
This is all such nonsense.

12.) 10 Aug 2018 02:48:37
I want rid of Mourinho probably more than any fan I know. I’m also sick of woodward seeming only interested in commercial deals and I think we need someone else dealing with transfers. But wishing bad on the club in the hope we get rid of them? I don’t think that’s something any true supporter would ever do.

13.) 10 Aug 2018 06:28:35
Good article this morning on the BBC website about why we didn't sign our targeted CB.
If the main defensive target was Varne and we couldn't get him, what is the point in signing anyone for the sake of signing someone, for me I would be happy to go with Bailly and Jones as the defensive partnership for the year.

14.) 10 Aug 2018 08:53:51
we have a good squad, Woodward has facilitated the captures of Sanchez, Di Maria, Pogba and others so we can hardly say he can't get big players in. Mourinhos attitude is terrible but he has won 3 trophies.

what baffles me is that we need defensive reinforcements and we let Tuanzebe and TFM leave on loan when they had a good pre season and we need them. we have defensive injuries and frailties and we should have trusted in them two!

15.) 10 Aug 2018 08:54:40
Let’s not right Man Utd of just yet let’s see how they get on against the foxes later and then we can see more clearly what we have to work on clearly we have a defensive problem but our overall team is strong let’s hope moaning Mourinho cheers up and gets behind his players like he did early Chelsea days.

16.) 10 Aug 2018 09:04:14
Hope this is a loan. We've got a good player on our hands for the right manager.



28 Jul 2018 09:43:50
Any truth in Rojo to Wolves Ed?

{Ed002's Note - Jonathan Barnett has been told to find him another club and may well have a deal with Wolves. He certainly has spoken with two clubs in Italy who thought him overpriced.}

1.) 28 Jul 2018 11:07:20
Interesting, thank you Ed.

2.) 28 Jul 2018 17:49:23
What's the asking price?

{Ed002's Note - It is unimportant.}



12 Jun 2018 22:42:06
Griezmann says future is decided and Lamar signs for Atletico.

1.) 12 Jun 2018 23:11:16
Probably Barcelona bound or maybe City.

2.) 12 Jun 2018 23:35:10
What an attention seeking plank he is.

3.) 13 Jun 2018 00:02:22
Decent player though.

4.) 13 Jun 2018 00:58:25
Such a gulf between his talent and his behavior.

5.) 13 Jun 2018 01:31:11
I think he will stay at Athletico.

6.) 13 Jun 2018 08:50:49
I've got a feeling lemar coming Into Athletico is there way of showing him they can compete. Stay and be a legend and the top dog here.
Just my thoughts.

7.) 13 Jun 2018 10:02:15
Great player but he is such a diva. But still. I would love him at the club.

8.) 13 Jun 2018 12:42:12
Over rated. Weak mentally. Not a signing i'd be happy with.

9.) 13 Jun 2018 14:32:22
Mort Could not agree and less. He showed incredible loyalty to Athletico, He could have left before but chose to stay rather than leave them short handed after there transfer ban. He has traits that I am not fond of, his social media usage etc however this seems to be a common thing in the game these days. He's a game winner with ambition and ability by the bucket full. He'd be an incredible signing. Issue I have is would it stifle the development of our young superstars.

10.) 13 Jun 2018 16:33:16
If he had ambition he would have left when he'd indicated he was prepared to. Going off what a few people have said he's flipped and flopped between ourselves, Barcelona and atleti several times. Might be talented but I question his mentality.

11.) 13 Jun 2018 16:39:54
Genuinely believe he would be an atrocious purchase for United. Last thing we need is another egotistical social media loving soundbite.

Rant over.

12.) 13 Jun 2018 21:53:59
I posted about this yesterday. It all seems a bit self indulgent to me. Called a press conference to say he’s decided his future but won’t say where. Piss off mate, come back when you’ve got done real news.




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11 Oct 2018 10:04:58
Hi Ed, would Brexit have any impact on the European breakaway league that's been spoken about from happening? Thanks.

{Ed002's Note - None at all.}

1.) 11 Oct 2018 13:01:56
Thanks again.

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}



03 Oct 2018 14:04:50
I have to say I posted in anger last night, all change I stated, having slept on it I honestly don't know what I want or what is best to get isn't out of this.
On one hand it looks like United are looking for a DoF to work well with JM, that suggests the club backs him and likely will sell the troublemakers in the dressing room.
On the other hand it is JM that says what our style of play is and it isn't what the fans want or is happy with at all.
Are we to believe that if a director came in and Pogba etc was to leave things will get better? Perhaps off the pitch they will which leaves the age old argument are we actually happy watching this football, no I don't think many of us are, if off the field antics correct themselves will we start challenging? That remains to be seen.
Furthermore is JM likely to stay for a long period of time, if we look at his past it suggests not unless JM, the club know different.
Either way, what's comes out of this the most is us as fans of MU want to see a better standard of football with a direction and I'm sure most of us could put up with a few years of not winning the big trophies as it comes together, at this time us fans don't see a direction.
So I finish my post as I started it, I don't know what or where to start.

1.) 03 Oct 2018 14:18:55
Welsh, the comments he's making are utterly ridiculous. He's an embarrassment to our club. Also, his selections are bordering on madness. He plays Mctominay, a central midfielder in central defence, we lose 3-1, he then praises him endlessly (! ) Then drops him from the team for next match. I think Mctominay was shocking, but why say he was our best player, then drop him for the next match. Its baffling.
Scholes has never been a Mourinho fan, but all ex players are saying the same, Rio and hargreaves were attacking him. And non of the other ex players (apart from G. Neville) have got one good word to say about him. Are they all wrong?

2.) 03 Oct 2018 17:42:08
I know it’s a ridiculous thought but it’s as if he is trying to get himself sacked. Alienating players, odd selections, you’d think he doesn’t want to be here.

3.) 03 Oct 2018 19:20:30
Ajh it could be argued on the face of it that jose is doing that. Personally i don't believe that is the case.
What i would like to see happen is different.
If the manager is being undermined by a certain group of players then dump them into the reserve's like he did with bastian and drive on without them.
The money men might object to that course of action due to it devaluing the players but for me its the way to go.
If you slagged your boss off on social media and in the press just see how long you last working for him.
I am very old school in this regard. Its the management style i preferred as a player and as an employee and its the style i Prefer and encourage as an employer.
Some people are employed to make decisions others are employed to follow orders and procedures.
Its up to the board to continually monitor and review those orders and procedures and to consult all parties and take an objective view on their opinions and to alter or change procedures to match market demands or for a variety of other reasons. But once those decisions are made you back your manager to get the job done and give him the autonomy to get the job done.
Do the job your paid to do the way you are being asked to do it until your told otherwise or leave and do a different job elsewhere.
If jose has the autonomy he should have then he should cut a few loose like he did with bastian and drive on.
If the club feel that that's something they can't live with then fire him.
Too much pandering to players who have too much to say while they continually fail to perform some of the most basic standards you would expect from a professional.
The same can and should and will be said of jose. If his boss feels he is not doing it he will be fired.

As you know i think the problem lies as much at the feet of the players as it does with the manager.
Is jose doing a good job? Not this season.
Last season given the squad we have i felt 2nd was a big over achievement. I don't believe any other manager would have got this group to 2nd.
On the other hand there is probably dozens of managers who would have them playing a more attractive style.
Pogba can be a very good player so can martial and I've no issue if they go on to be stars elsewhere its what they do here that counts and they do nothing to warrent their status as top players.
Do many of us believe that a new manager can turn valencia young rojo jones lindelof mata herrera lingard darmian into title contenders.
The first thing pep would do is want to shift 90% of that lot plus he wouldn't have lukaku or smalling near his team because of their teckers.

I don't know what will happen in the next few weeks.
I find it impossible to defend the manager on so many points but i find it hard to defend many of the players on even more counts.

Its time for jose to make his move dump the trouble makers (in his view) if the club can't live with it then fire him. Doing nothing is the worst thing that can happen for all parties.

{Ed025's Note - you can blame the players all you want ken but in the end the buck stops at the manager, the fact is that jose has lost the dressing room and are not playing for him, a lot of these are good international class players and the reason they are not performing is that they dont believe in the system and are not enjoying playing for one of the biggest clubs in the world due to the manager, i hate player power as much as you mate but only jose has the power to do something about it by dropping the under performers or if not resigning...good post though..

4.) 03 Oct 2018 19:48:07
Good post Ken, it's got to be one or the other, the players or the manager doing nothing is cowardly and just letting the fire burn. Sooner or later it will just consume everything if it's not stopped in its tracks.

5.) 03 Oct 2018 19:52:13
Hi ed025.
Im not just blaming the players i thought i had made that clear i lay they blame equally.
I agree its time for jose to make his move do what he wants to do and cut the trouble makers loose bastian style. If the board can't live with that then they have to fire him.
But when they fire him it won't be problem solved it will be one of the problems solved mate. Anybody that thinks jose is the only problem then they are very much mistaken?
Do you honestly think that our squad is not short at least 6 players if they want a sustained title challenge ed025? No matter who the manager?
As i said lots could have us playing more attractive football for sure but if the likes of fellaini jones herrera young valencia darmian rojo have to play more than a dozen games in the league we won't compete win the league. They have proved that under 3 managers now most of them. They wouldn't get near city pool or spurs line ups and for good reason.

{Ed025's Note - thats very true ken and is why i think the glazers have a lot to answer for, they have employed managers who are at best second tier who they hoped would succeed on the cheap, united are one of the biggest and richest clubs on the planet yet have not replaced fergie with someone who was top tier, even jose was on the way down when he was employed and has been on a downward arc for the past few years, yes some players have cost big money but they have been bought for the wrong reasons to appease the supporters and keep the turnstiles turning every week and the tills in the club shop clicking, for christs sake go for the best manager and pay whatever you have to pay to get him and start again from scratch, let him get rid of the players who are wasting everybodys time and lets get the old united back mate, thats my rant over..

6.) 03 Oct 2018 23:14:43
Bearing in mind that the reality is that it is totally unrealistic to expect six or seven of the current first team squad to be culled in the next few weeks or months because a) the transfer window is shut b) getting takers for all won't be so easy and c) getting in too top replacements will be even harder may I suggest something radical. Why don't the team and manager sit down together, air their differences in private and resolve to start with a clean slate. The other thing I would suggest whilst knowing there is no chance of it ever happening is that the players and manager should be forced to meet some of us the fans face to face in a small room so that they can really understand how much it hurts us to watch this shambles and the infighting.



30 Sep 2018 21:17:32
One for the Ed's, do you think Jose will see the season out?

{Ed025's Note - myself no welsh..

1.) 30 Sep 2018 21:44:09
Nor me Ed, who would you think would come in to replace?

{Ed025's Note - thats a tough one welsh...if it were me i would break the bank for pochettino myself, plays good football and knows the league but it wont be easy to get him mate..

2.) 30 Sep 2018 22:01:10
I like Poch, I think he’s the right fit, if Jose leaves in the season then it’ll be hard to get a permanent manager in, who’d be in temp control?

3.) 01 Oct 2018 09:06:10
If Jose doesn't see out the season which is looking increasingly likely then the club need to be sensible. I would have McKenna and Carrick manage the club until the end of the season while the club looks properly with due diligence for our next manager. We can't afford to just keep lerching from one inappropriate candidate to another.

The worst move we could make would be to sack Jose and hire Zidane.

If it was me the three names near the top of my list would be Pochettino, Howe and Jardim. Younger managers with a more progressive style football. Manager unafraid to play youth players and give them a chance. In short managers who's philosophy is more in line with what our club should be about.

4.) 01 Oct 2018 09:48:35
Pochettino has never won anything as a manager, Howe doing a decent job at a much smaller club, Jardim will be getting the bullet shortly at Monaco with the way they’re playing but yeah Zidane would be a terrible choice.



26 Sep 2018 08:56:26
I was at the game last night, fantastic free flowing for the first goal, exactly how we should be attacking and then that tempo and intent just went away, it turned into a mess of a performance after that. Loose passes, poor control, glaring misses from Lukaku, once again we only looked to pass forward when Fellaini came on the pitch and I never thought I'd say that. Truth is Derby outplayed us and aswell as they played it's a truly worrying sign when you get outplayed at OT by championship opposition. I honestly don't know whose to blame, those poor passes and misses aren't Joses fault, we should've been 3-0 up and game over before that wonder free kick but I was directly in line with the United attack second half and there was ZERO movement, if Lukaku didn't move there was nothing, the crowd made that second goal come when we lifted the team and so Jose must take a lot of the blame for the lack of any cohesion and style and attacking intent whatsoever, the players must take a lot of the blame for not killing the game off when they could have, not a great mix and one that's going to lead to a happy ending as we, jose and the players all grow frustrated with each other.
West Ham away Saturday is truly must win as this ticking bomb cannot continue.

1.) 26 Sep 2018 10:02:28
The amount of passes behind the player, as in not enough pace, last night was incredible. Every second pass seen 1 of our players break stride, or even take a step or 2 backwards just to receive the ball? Is this laziness/ lack of concentration / lethargy or just down right sloppiness? ( or a combo of them all)



12 Sep 2018 10:28:54
Quiet in here lads and lasses, seems an eternity ago we beat Burnley, these international breaks are a killer.
Onto some of our players;
Luke Shaw, thankfully nothing more serious, played well for England too, he will be back after Watford I'm sure.
RedRom, scoring freely for Belgium and has been of late for us, appears to be in form and on the goal trail, when he's in that mood it instantly improves our fortunes.
Rashford, getting minutes for England and scoring a winner, I see GNev has called on him to take his chances and nail down a spot in the team, will Jose be patient with him tho.
DDG, another mixed Spanish performance from him after his unusual stats where most shots went past him, made a few saves thereafter and Spain look like reasserting themselves as a force on that stage.
Pogba, played both games, both strong opponents, can't say I saw him so if anyone can shed light on how he performed.
Matic, played one, a sub in one, minutes under his belt is the main thing for me, he is vital for us during our unstable times defensively.
Of our defenders looks like Lindelof was the only one to get 90 mins, sweeen shipped 3 though so not sure how confident he is, not sure Jones, Smalling and Bailly was on international duty or injured or what but would've been good for them to take this break regardless and come back out of the cauldron.
Anyway, thankfully back to business this weekend and away at what looks like a tough Watford team to beat of their start is anything to go by but if we realistically want to challenge and close what is a gap already then we need to dispatch teams like this Home and away as City have done and Liverpool seem to have learned to do.
Earn your coins Jose and lads, now is the time, another patch like the one we've been in I'm not sure we will have a manager after the next international break.

1.) 12 Sep 2018 11:43:16
Bailly played for his country, and won 2-1.

2.) 12 Sep 2018 12:36:18
Cheers Kenedy, probs missed a lot out.

3.) 12 Sep 2018 14:24:56
Thanks WRD.




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15 Oct 2018 07:54:05
WWE are rethinking their deals with Saudi and pulling out of a show to the tune of $45m, I can’t see why United would do business with them at this time after recent events.



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10 Oct 2018 13:44:28
Thanks Ed, very detailed response, much appreciated.

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}



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09 Oct 2018 09:45:13
Don’t see where DDG goes, Real are ok, Barcelona too, maybe Bayern or PSG but less competitive leagues, anywhere else even if we aren’t on top atm is a backward step.



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06 Oct 2018 11:47:43
Yes read about Berlosconi, hope it works that way.



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05 Oct 2018 23:40:13
Gary Neville spot on in his assessment tbh, whatever we think of playing style, there’s a lot more wrong than that. We don’t know the ins and outs of what it takes to manage a football club the size of United but the guys running it seem to think it’s a toy, no wonder our managers struggle.




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19 Oct 2018 09:33:02
He has to an extent but I say this every time, we knew what type of character and manager we was getting when the club hired him, he’s abrasive, he calls people out, he doesn’t bow down to the media. The Press used to love him but he’s stayed around long enough to see himself become a villain now, managing us automatically makes him a bigger target.
If Pep and Klopp stay about long enough a new media darling will arrive and they too will be torn apart, Klopp especially I feel, if Liverpool fail to win anything again this year there’s no hiding behind net spends and he’s a jokey character, they would have failed and need to be judged on the same levels as United and City, Klopp doesn’t deserve a witch hunt like Jose is getting if course buy you can bet yourselves that he will become a target.
Jose has to carry the can of course formour results but the gutter media do have an agenda, they always do, if real journalism was all we read and heard about them things would be so much better.



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18 Oct 2018 16:03:54
You can tell regular ticket holders aren’t going as much as I’ve never had so many tickets offered to me as I have this season. I’m not a season ticket holder due to work limiting my time I’d be able too but often go when I can, was offered tickets for Derby and Newcastle games recently, it’s nice to be able to go don’t get me wrong but is a shame so many fans seem so apathetic atm.



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16 Oct 2018 10:43:03
There is probably means and ways around the fit and proper persons test if they wanted to make it happen.



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15 Oct 2018 11:51:51
Lukaku to Serie A, 🤔.



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13 Oct 2018 15:03:28
It is a debate, people saying toxic fans others saying it’s not that at all. What it’s got to do with pies and hot dogs I don’t know. The same people calling for Moyes head called for LVG head are calling for Jose’s head and when the next manager comes in and he isn’t Fergie or doing it exactly as they want the same fans will call for that persons head too, instability doesn’t make for a successful club. Instead of lapping up the media vendetta let’s gey behind jose who is one of the best around and as the club should do let him do his job which he is obvs very good at.