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24 May 2019 15:16:47
Griezmann to United links are back

Never saw that coming.


1.) 24 May 2019 15:34:30
Easy headline to write. Wouldn't touch him with a twenty foot pole.

2.) 24 May 2019 16:15:54
Agree I don't want him. Talented player but wants to make documentaries about whether he stays/ leaves.

3.) 24 May 2019 17:00:04
Hes pretty good at putting that round thing in the net thing.

Something we've been abysmal at for 6 years. Would take him in a heartbeat if there was any chance.

4.) 24 May 2019 17:17:08
Because we need another egotistical idiot with a tonne of baggage who's spend every summer doing should I stay or should I go videos. I don't care if he scores a hat trick every game. He's a dressing room liability which is the last thing we need right now.

5.) 24 May 2019 17:28:38
Rumours we've bid for Dembele at Lyon.

6.) 24 May 2019 17:42:48
Yeah Griezmann is world class.
Works his socks off on the pitch.
Again the lack of CL may put the deal off.

7.) 24 May 2019 17:59:32
Good player, seems a real div. Bigger ego than Ronaldo but without his records.

Who creates a documentary called ‘the birth of a legend’ or whatever it was called.

8.) 24 May 2019 18:59:56
it would be hilarious if he has no takers.



05 Jun 2018 19:38:28
List of Cbs as per ed002

{Ed002's Note - Pretty much as it was right now Dave:
- Toby Alderweireld (CB) - but may need to fend off an offer of a new deal from Spurs, Manchester City and Real Madrid
- Raphael Varane (CB) - it drags on rather but Real Madrid may be willing to let him leave this summer for the right price as part of their major rebuild programme – so might be possible
- David Lopez (CB) - do not rule him out - Mourinho will wait and remains keen
- Don’t rule out a move for an English CB to keep the balance
- The likes of Clement Lenglet (CB), Milan Skriniar (CB), Kalidou Koulibaly and others have all been watched but no approaches made.
Umtiti is off the table.

Feel free to add this to the MU page Dave. }.


1.) 05 Jun 2018 20:38:22
Out of those would love Raphael Varane.

2.) 05 Jun 2018 20:12:57
Cheers for the info Ed002 and for relaying dave

Alderweireld would be a brilliant addition.

3.) 05 Jun 2018 20:39:50
Much appreciated Dave and ed002 thank you.

4.) 05 Jun 2018 21:01:17
Skriniar is top quality, I was impressed before he joined Inter and I was curious if he can be solid there. Well, he was very solid this year. But of course I don't think Inter will sell after just one season with them.

5.) 05 Jun 2018 22:37:46
Out of them I'd obviously love varane or Toby. Really like the looks of Lenglet and hope if we go for a cheaper option it's him. The English bit is interesting though, i really like lascelles and think he's definitely better than smalling and jones.

6.) 05 Jun 2018 23:20:08
What about Jonny Evans? He has a 3 million release clause now that west brom went down. Can't believe clubs aren't fighting the bit out at that money. Big improvement on what we have and in today's market its basically a free transfer.

7.) 05 Jun 2018 23:40:33
Cheers Dave

Did you follow 02 to the chelsea page for this run down on CB’s.

{Ed001's Note - he has been following him round Europe, bugged his phone and set up cameras in 002's house to get the info...}

8.) 06 Jun 2018 09:00:24
Ed001 you do realise Ed002 didn't know I bugged his phone. well until now.

{Ed001's Note - you would be surprised what 002 knows. People think GCHQ is a govt entity, it is just Ed002's summer house where he runs his sideline in data gathering...}

9.) 06 Jun 2018 09:21:08
Alderweireld the one for me. Dave and Ed have a great relationship on the continent.

10.) 06 Jun 2018 09:47:47
alderwiereld- don't want to be mugged by Levi for a 29 yo with a bad injury but a stand out player
varane- think he'd be pricey but like his movement again he has had a few injuries
lopez- not seen much
skriniar the stand out for me but tbh JM might well pull another bailly out of the hat as he wasnt really at the front of the list when we signed him
we really need a quality cb as stated cheers dave / ed002 for info.

11.) 06 Jun 2018 11:25:06
I’d say you can have Martial and we will take Vertonghen off you thanks.

12.) 06 Jun 2018 13:49:41
Don’t think there is any chance of getting Varane. The stand out player in the RM defense.
Ramos is the organiser and motivator but Varane is the legs and physical presence.

Any new manager is not going to want to sell him.

Hope I’m wrong as would love him at Utd.

13.) 06 Jun 2018 13:50:37
Cheers Dave and ED002.
We definitely need another top CB to play alongside Bailly.
We always pkay better fotbal when Bailly is playing.
He is sorely missed when he isn't pkaying.
I wonder whst the future holds for TFM and Tuanzabe.



03 Apr 2018 19:12:25
Reports we are in for Ghoulam could be risky I’m sure that’s the one who’s had persistent knee problems.


1.) 03 Apr 2018 21:35:25
Apparently Jose is concerned that the medical staff are getting bored hence he wants Bale as well.

2.) 03 Apr 2018 22:11:57
Does he really have persistent knee problems or is it just this injury that he has now/ is getting over now? I'm looking back on the past 5 seasons and can only see the most recent injury which is long term and a thigh knock 5 years ago which kept him out of a game. I've looked through season by season and game by game and that's all I can find. If he recovers ok from this injury then he could be a good signing from what I've seen.

3.) 03 Apr 2018 21:18:53
Ed002 didn't mention him when he updated us about options of LBs the club are considering, may be if something have changed. Good player but injury records scares.

{Ed002's Note - It has been a year out - high risk.}

4.) 04 Apr 2018 12:00:44
It's potentially a risky move. However, if it we can sign him and he has fully recovered we will be signing one of the best LB's around at his peak.

I remember signing RvN after a similar injury and he turned out pretty well for us, on the other hand Falcao struggled badly.

The thing is we probably need a new LB with Shaw looking increasingly likely to be on his way out.

When we look at other LB's out there all have potential issues.

Tierney, Sessegnon and Aaron Martin are all young and have never played in a league either as competitive or physical as the EPL so they may take time to settle or they might never step up. In Sessegnon's case I don't feel the LB spot will be his position in the long term.

Grimaldo has always struggled with fitness, that is one of the reasons why Barcelona felt they could let him go.

Options such as Alaba, Alba, Alex Sandro, Bernat, Mendy, Kurzawa ect are at top clubs and will be hard/ impossible to actually sign.

players like Willems, or Philipp Max or Jorge are potentially one season wonders and therefore, a gamble.

That really leaves us with Ghoulam, Rose and Gaya. Personally I would go for Gaya. I think he has been excellent for Valencia this season. However, you could question whether he can adapt to a new country. Rose has had injury problems for a few seasons, although he knows the league well and wants the move.
Ghoulam has only had the one bad injury and seems to be coming back well from that, has proven he can adapt to a new league and is in his prime. So I can see why he might be close to a top pick for Jose.

{Ed001's Note - have you really just said Tierney hasn't played in a league as physical as the EPL? Have you never watched the SPFL? The quality may be crap, in the main, but it is more physical than the EPL. Even worse to suggest Sessegnon has not played in a league as competitive or physical! The Championship is the single most competitive league in Europe. It is also a lot more physical than the Prem. Sorry Shaps but that was a nonsense paragraph.}

5.) 04 Apr 2018 12:31:31
Ed001, I said either competitive OR physical.
In Tierney's case I believe the SPL to be physical but certainly not competitive. When playing for Celtic in the SPL a player is a defender in name only, they will rarely ever have to defend. So I feel he will need to move to a more competitive league to fully reach his potential. In that sense until he has he could be considered a bit of a risk. Although personally I think he would do very well.

Aaron Martin has had one very good season in a league which is neither competitive nor physical.

Seesengon I will admit I ballsed that one up, I originally wrote about him in a separate paragraph then decided as he also fitted the young and not tested profile shared by both Teirney and Martin I thought I'd just squeeze him into that paragraph. I do agree with you that the championship is probably as physical and competitive as any league in the world.

With Sessegnon though I feel long term he will make a similar move forward to the wing like Bale rather than continue to play LB.

{Ed001's Note - Sessegnon already has and has said so publicly. Not long term, now. He is a wide midfielder first and foremost now.}

6.) 04 Apr 2018 15:24:47
If you're not careful, you could end up buying Steven from Fulham.



29 Jul 2017 13:00:12
Hi Ed002/ Ed001

Do you have anything new on Matic or Dier to MU

Thanks appreciate it.


{Ed002's Note - I don't think anything has changed. The chances of Dier remain very slim in my view - as for Matic it is a case of agrreing the price and something can be done (and I suspect it will be Dave).}

1.) 29 Jul 2017 13:38:18
I thought Dier would be very difficult as for Matic I wasn't sure if we was still after him as it has gone extremely quiet on the transfer front.

Thanks for info ed appreciate it.

2.) 29 Jul 2017 15:12:06
Nice one Ed.



19 Jul 2017 10:55:06
So reports emerged last night that Marco Verratti wants to bin his agent and go with Mino Raiola and then this morning we've apparently held talks with Marco Verrattis representatives

Who didn't see that coming.


1.) 19 Jul 2017 11:11:37
That would be a good signing.

2.) 19 Jul 2017 11:19:20
Veratti and kroos are my perfect idea of a no6 playmaker. Its not the way jose normally goes he usually pregers a destructive defencive no 6. There are lots of ways of playing the no6 role.
I would pay for veratti what we paid for pogba no issue.
Id also swap perisic for martial in a heartbeat. don't get me wrong i like martial i think he will be a top player but not under jose i feel.
If we sign perisic martial will be 2nd or 3rd choice on the left or 3rd choice cf. So i'd swap him for perisic and invest the dier / matic and perisic cash all on veratti if necessary .
However i'm sure its the papers making up crap and putting 2 and 2 together and getting 22. I am sure ed002 has said veratti does not want the epl and only wants barcalona. But if its on i'd pursue him to the fullest. Let PSG have sanchez and couthino and us have veratti that would be ideal 😂.

3.) 19 Jul 2017 11:25:11
I see where matic has been left out of the Chelsea squad.

4.) 19 Jul 2017 11:32:23
Yes he has leahy. I suspect that he will sign for us as we will pay a lot more than juve.

5.) 19 Jul 2017 11:37:30
Ken. Here we all make mistake mostly. MARTIAL was bought as striker. As no batter winger was available he was deployed there. Now when he can't perform there people brand him as flop. But how many games at a strech he got as Rashford as striker. Without being deployed here and there. He is a striker. Or bought as a striker at least.

6.) 19 Jul 2017 11:49:45

I agree mostly ideally I'd want perisic for now but if Martial where to go I'd only be happy if it was a loan Martial oozes potential so I think it would be a mistake to get rid completely.

As for putting 2 + 2 together and getting 22 is quite correct I'm more of a putting 2 + 2 together and getting 5 kind of person 😂.

7.) 19 Jul 2017 13:02:28
I'd go for Sanchez before I'd go for perisic, that whole transfer now is a bit of a toothache.
The good thing about Sanchez is we already know what he can do in the premiership.

8.) 19 Jul 2017 13:03:52
I know you are Dave. 😁
Rodio you are entitled to your opinion i think he will do elsewhere but imo i don't see him ever playing consistently for jose. They have polar oppisite personalities. We only play 1 striker and martial is 3rd choice at best. I said the same about adnan after his 1st 3 months and repeated it here for 3 years. I got slated then too. Its just my opinion.

9.) 19 Jul 2017 13:37:21
Leahy, Sanchez is the one I'd be desperately trying for.

10.) 19 Jul 2017 14:21:46
Id bend over backwards for Veratti too, imagine Veratti and Sanchez haha, i'd be confident with that team!

11.) 19 Jul 2017 16:09:48
Would love that Dave but I'll be extremely happy with matic.

Also perisic is a very very good player. As a winger I'd much prefer him to most as he hugs the touchline and will get countless assists.

Sanchez is a dream but IMO plays better centrally, we have plenty in those positions already.

12.) 19 Jul 2017 19:36:29
Do any of the Ed's know if Veratti is actually a target and we're interested or if he's due a new contract?

{Ed002's Note - Try the search engine.}

13.) 20 Jul 2017 11:18:03
There's nothing from you in there? Or is that the point? Haha.




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13 Jul 2019 21:14:53
Right lads

With Wan Bissaka and Daniel James already in how would you rate the window if Maguire, Longstaff and Bruno followed?

I know RW is needed but I don't see many links for one of those so those 5 players come in

How happy are we?


1.) 13 Jul 2019 21:50:17
6 on 10 Dave. Not the best CB. No RW. Not replacing Lukaku. Loads of money spent. But a decent spine to build on.

2.) 13 Jul 2019 21:53:03
If pogba and lukaku left i wouldn't be too pleased as we would still lack creativity from midfield and a proven goalscorer.

If pogba and lukaku stay then i would be happy with a maguire (someone who can pass the ball out from the back), longstaff (mouldable midfielder who can play deeper or box to box) and fernandes ( goalscoring midfielder) .

3.) 13 Jul 2019 23:24:55
Dont rate Maguire, Longstaff and James. Unconvinced by Bruno. Wan Bissaka will be a good signing. Overall 3/ 10. Completely unconvinced with no replacement for Lukaku or RW. I particularly don't see it in Maguire, personally think he will be a terrible signing at the prices mentioned.

4.) 14 Jul 2019 00:13:45
Totally agree with LaBamba here, I wouldn't take Maguire even for free, he is not good enough, i don't think he is even better than Jones and Smalling, very slow, i would love Dias. Wan Bissaka was a spot on signing, he is exactly what we needed there, James? i'm not sure yet will give him one season to see how he adapts, we desperately need a right winger, another central midfielder preferible a defensive mid because i don't see Matic getting too many games this season to me he looks done, we need a very energetic midifielder there, forwards? we need a proven goalscorer machine but who is available? not a good window so far but we'll see, anyways i'm not expecting much maybe 5th place this season? one thing is clear to me, we are way behind Liverpool and City so no premier league this year or the next.

5.) 14 Jul 2019 01:10:58
You don’t think Maguire is better than Jones and Smalling? Haha reman, I can tell you now that he definitely is.

Good window that imo and probably the best we can hope for as it stands, I think Longstaff would be a great signing and not too fussed about lukaku going. I’m hoping Greenwood can prove himself on the right and have a go in that position, we have a lot of attacking players on the books and we just need to hope a few of them hit some form. The squad is nowhere near as bad as people are making out.

6.) 14 Jul 2019 01:16:25
La bamba,

When you say you don’t rate Longstaff, do you mean because you haven’t seen him play? Because when he did play it would be hard not to rate him, he was really good whenever he played last season.

Also, when have you watched Daniel James? And how much Portuguese football do you watch to decide Bruno isn’t good because he has been player of the year there for 2 years? It sounds to me like you are just being negative for the sake of it without even knowing much about the players.

7.) 14 Jul 2019 06:21:07
Dave, the players you have mentioned will definitely improve the squad.
Considering we cannot provide UCL, I think it would be coup to get those players in.

8.) 14 Jul 2019 08:47:53
I don't get this Maguire is better than smalling and Jones argument. They both are rubbish, being better than rubbish doesn't make one great, just better than rubbish. We need a great cb or atleast someone who can be that in future. Maguire is niether. He is an average cb who we will pay premium for because he is english. We should be using the maguire money to buy someone like a koilibaly or if pogba really wants to leave convince varane.

9.) 14 Jul 2019 08:55:22
Pep must be a crap Manager if he sees something in McGuire.

10.) 14 Jul 2019 09:07:01
Gds maybe like shappy he spends every waking hour watching Portuguese french Italian and german football.
He has seen over 50 full live games from Portuguese and Italian leagues alone last season and that's before watching all our games plus all of our position games. Honestly not enough hours in the week he only sleeps every second Thursday😂😂 tough netting a tv scout for no one.

11.) 14 Jul 2019 10:51:08
Agree with GDS here.

Some of our supporters come across so spoilt at times I mean aren't maguire and longstaff fancy enough names?

Maguire not an upgrade on Smalling and Jones give me a break also he stays fit so that's a huge plus.

Longstaff I can't offer an opinion on him as I haven't seen him but I like what I've read.

Bruno goals and creativity from midfield something we lack and your unconvinced by him.

Wan Bissaka will be great a massive upgrade and a specialist right back finally!

Dan James I'm excited for him pacy player that will terrify fullbacks with his pace and can play all across the front three.

Some just mean for the sake of moaning.

I've more or less echoed GDS words here but I thought I'd get my head in 😀.

12.) 14 Jul 2019 10:52:14
“Don’t rate Longstaff, James. unconvinced by Fernandes”.
In other words you’ve never seen them play? How somebody can watch Fernandes last season and be u convinced by his work rate and returns is beyond me.

“Wouldn’t take Maguire on a free”
Nonsense, Maguire will improve our defence. Don’t get me wrong he’s not the best available and I would prefer Dias, Milenkovic or Toby, but he is definitely an improvement on Smalling and Jones so to say you wouldn’t take him for free is an emotional response.

Back to the question in hand. I’ve been crying out for a RW for years now and I think it’s our most desperate position. A specialist RW will give us a different dynamic to our play, allow us to keep the ball better using the full width of the pitch meaning the opposition don’t crowd our left side (which Wolves did so well) to take possession back off us. I think solving that one position takes pressure off the whole team.

We obviously need a CB and CM. If we can sign three more players this window (RW, CB, CM), in addition to AWB and James, as well as remove the poison from the dressing room, I think that’s a lot of activity for 1 window and we will be better for it.

It might even be a stretch too far to bring in 5 first teamers in a single window but we need it and if it happens it’s a job well done imo.

13.) 14 Jul 2019 11:10:57
CSM you are assuming the likes of koulibaly, Varane etc want to come to us. Yes maguire at the reported 80m is excessive but unfortunately that's the market now. Maguire will improve our defense how anyone would disagree with that baffles me.

14.) 14 Jul 2019 12:36:13
Ajh pep also wanted Sanchez and fred, how great they have been for us.

Dave the question isn't whether he will improve us, but rather will his arrival improve us enough to compete with likes of city and liverpool atleast defensively today or in future, and the answer from me is a clear no.

15.) 14 Jul 2019 13:02:20
Maguire is a decent player and will be a good fit at United imo.
Koulibaly is another player that is massively over rated on this site . Good player but he isn't head and shoulders above everyone else .

16.) 14 Jul 2019 14:30:31
But he has a nice fancy alliterative foreign name jred so he’s better than any other English player.



25 Jun 2019 18:23:23
Not suggesting this would happen but would you take the loss of bruno fernandes to liverpool if it meant we'd get james maddison?


1.) 25 Jun 2019 19:03:23
Getting them both would be better.

But end up with neither.

2.) 26 Jun 2019 01:00:23
we have woodward in charge mark my words wiggy will be back for twice what we sold him for we are doomed.



22 Apr 2019 18:27:56
What's the difference between a sporting director, director of football and a technical director

I really have no idea and I'm curious to know the differences.


{Ed002's Note - It is to do with responsibilities or the structure of the club. Ignore "Sporting director" as it is not used in England. The DoF would typically have broader responsibilities extending to all footballing activities - youth etc.. Technical Directors tend to focus on running the scouting for the first team.}

1.) 22 Apr 2019 20:32:33
Thanks ed technical director sounds pretty pointless tbh.

2.) 22 Apr 2019 21:07:13
Please pardon my ignorance ed, but is it usually a case of one or the other (DoF or technical director) with clubs or do you sometimes see clubs having one each? The only reason I ask is technical director sounds quite limited?


{Ed002's Note - If the club has a strange organisation like Arsenal you could have both - but that has fouled up their recruitment.}

3.) 22 Apr 2019 22:15:48
A case of too many cooks then ed? So with regards to the scouting, if phelan is appointed would it be him who sets the scouts assignments, ie the type of player wanted, and would reports then go to him? Sorry for the questions. Not sure how this works at all!

Thanks for explaining.

4.) 23 Apr 2019 09:32:36
Thanks for the Info Ed002.
I just asked a similar question above before reading this.



04 Feb 2019 21:20:07
I don't believe anything on social media but Eric Cantona has posted a cryptic post.

DOF perhaps?


1.) 04 Feb 2019 21:39:48
Perhaps Director of MUTV would be more appropriate these days!

2.) 04 Feb 2019 22:07:53
Cantona being cryptic? Surely not!

3.) 05 Feb 2019 11:12:55
It's about his new venture, after Brexit the fishing caps will potentially be dropped, so he has bought a fleet of sea trawlers.

He is also opening a string of Martial arts clubs in Croydon.

4.) 05 Feb 2019 19:33:11
Is is King Fu?



15 Jan 2018 09:47:29
Seems all this Sanchez done deal talk was I bit premature. City back in according to reports.


1.) 15 Jan 2018 10:33:52
We will know soon, what reports are these.

2.) 15 Jan 2018 12:00:02
We’ve been humiliated by players choosing elsewhere before, we are used to it 😂.

3.) 15 Jan 2018 12:38:13
Still think he’ll end up at city.

4.) 15 Jan 2018 13:14:48
Judging by comments made, City don’t have the wage or space to add Sanchez in January so surely then it’s purely down to City persuading Sanchez and his agent to wait it out until the summer?




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14 Jul 2019 19:28:45
Piss off syd with your positivity this isn't the place for that.




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24 May 2019 16:15:54
Agree I don't want him. Talented player but wants to make documentaries about whether he stays/ leaves.




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21 May 2019 19:43:15
How would they no that surely OGS would choose his captain in pre season.




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17 Apr 2019 16:47:15
Having read the player profile on Nikola milenkovic I'd be quite excited to see him arrive sounds like he could be well suited to the epl.




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25 Jan 2019 06:23:15
Imo Timo Werner would be an upgrade on our striker options having said that he doesn't appear to be an option ed002 gave a reply to a similar question on the European page 😁.





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14 Jul 2019 11:10:57
CSM you are assuming the likes of koulibaly, Varane etc want to come to us. Yes maguire at the reported 80m is excessive but unfortunately that's the market now. Maguire will improve our defense how anyone would disagree with that baffles me.




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14 Jul 2019 10:51:08
Agree with GDS here.

Some of our supporters come across so spoilt at times I mean aren't maguire and longstaff fancy enough names?

Maguire not an upgrade on Smalling and Jones give me a break also he stays fit so that's a huge plus.

Longstaff I can't offer an opinion on him as I haven't seen him but I like what I've read.

Bruno goals and creativity from midfield something we lack and your unconvinced by him.

Wan Bissaka will be great a massive upgrade and a specialist right back finally!

Dan James I'm excited for him pacy player that will terrify fullbacks with his pace and can play all across the front three.

Some just mean for the sake of moaning.

I've more or less echoed GDS words here but I thought I'd get my head in 😀.




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06 Jul 2019 06:50:45
Ed001, I agree with what your saying and newcastle have every right to put what ever valuation they want on longstaff but they won't or shouldn't get that amount for him.

But in Newcastles defence surely this is good negotiating as the buying club would come in with a low offer and both clubs try to meet in the middle.


{Ed001's Note - if you don't pay it, they would be mad to sell him.}



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22 Jun 2019 13:48:57
Diop? Would he of even entered your thoughts if we hadn't been linked with him. Before the link I've not seen his name mentioned once as a possible target.




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12 Jun 2019 20:35:45
Andrea Belotti, Patrik Schick or Inaki Williams? Not suggesting they're available or were interested just chucking some names out there.