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05 Aug 2018 16:01:26
Hi ed002.
You said that pogba and martial will obviously stay if we can't do deals for them.
Should any club move for them at this late stage are the club in a position to replace them with incoming players at this point?
So isuppose i'm asking is there a couple of deals for potential incoming players dependent on the sale of pogba and martial. I would imagine any player or club that we are looking to do deals with would be less keen to sell later in the window.


{Ed002's Note - Yes. The transfer window is still open Ken. The club has targets, as you know.}



01 Aug 2018 08:48:30
Hi ed002. Is there any truth in the stories circulating with regard to smalling moving to wolves potentially and is there interest from everton in rojo?
I know you said that we would make these players available for transfer but that the club were finding it difficult to sell them.
Finally is any club showing interest in shaw?
Jose has played hin in a 5 at the back this pre season but seems to have avoided playing him in a straight Back n 4.


{Ed002's Note - Obviously both are available - Smalling should end up at Wolves, Rojo I don't know.}

1.) 01 Aug 2018 11:35:24
Thank you.

2.) 01 Aug 2018 12:10:41
Music to my ears Ed.

3.) 01 Aug 2018 14:08:28
The interest from Wolves in Smalling is genuine then Ed02? The reporters with supposed close ties to Wolves are saying there's nothing in it.

{Ed002's Note - What did I just type? Were you banged on the head repeatedly as a child?}

4.) 01 Aug 2018 14:15:48
The only thing I've repeatedly banged is your mother.

{Ed002's Note - Interesting, she has been dead for a number of years.}

5.) 01 Aug 2018 14:20:12
Panne go play somewhere else prat.

6.) 01 Aug 2018 14:20:28
Don’t go ruining it for all of us panne. Can’t get this information anywhere else but this site. Muppet.

7.) 01 Aug 2018 14:27:02
no need for that type of remark -.

8.) 01 Aug 2018 14:53:19
that's one less person on this site for a while.

Thanks for the update Ed02. As usual this is great info that without you and the other ed's we would not be privy to.

so thanks.

9.) 01 Aug 2018 15:19:51
No wonder the eds get p***ed of with stupid comments like that!

10.) 01 Aug 2018 15:58:06
Lads give him a break, he WAS banged on the head repeatedly as a child after all.

11.) 01 Aug 2018 16:26:32
Id bang his head if I had the chance. Prat.

12.) 01 Aug 2018 17:11:24
Good news Smalling is leaving. Some on here will be upset as they think Smalling plays like Maldini.

13.) 01 Aug 2018 17:40:42
Like maldini 😂😂.

14.) 01 Aug 2018 16:26:04
I read this site multiple times every day but never post. However I just had to on this occasion just to say what an person.

I know ed002 can be a little dry at times (and I understand why) but that's not acceptable.
But, I must say that is probably the best put down response from ed that I have ever seen 😆.

15.) 01 Aug 2018 19:28:13
Smalling going finally. Never been at the level required, nor is Rojo. Just hope Jose has an ace up his sleeve. Preferably one named Toby.

Also truly hope it means we see the best of Bailly and Lindelof this season.

Looks like we are going into the season with the same full backs which is interesting, and maybe one more addition for the right forward?

Looks like Martial is coming to a head too - I’ve never said anything else but good riddance to him also. Silky bad apple. Can’t be doing with it. We have one of them already and that’s enough in Jose 😂.

16.) 01 Aug 2018 19:33:06
I will be very surprised if smalling leaves this summer.

17.) 01 Aug 2018 19:43:24
I think smalling is much better than Jones and rojo lol.

18.) 01 Aug 2018 19:57:16
Welcome karllap.

19.) 01 Aug 2018 23:31:17
Jred SSN saying he has agreed terms. Could be happening.

20.) 02 Aug 2018 00:14:50
Eric79 you were saying what about Martial?

21.) 01 Aug 2018 23:37:36
Not from what I was told and I know the family .
But they are maybe not telling me the truth?

22.) 02 Aug 2018 09:21:46
Just to add to the weight of what everyone has said above backing 002, this page is so much better with you around.

I can see why the Eds get annoyed with some sets of fans but it's a minority and they don't speak for the whole.

23.) 02 Aug 2018 09:23:46
Any truth in the Smalling rumours? Anyone?

24.) 02 Aug 2018 10:00:58
Smalling to Wolves was just a rumour, Wolves journalist's are saying both Mike and Rojo rumours are wide of the mark, but they are looking at the CB position.



22 Jul 2018 14:59:43
Any info on this youngster for Rochdale we are chasing Daniel Adshead. Meant to babe Benn very impressive during a trial game.
I love these types of signings as the me fill me with hope.


{Ed033's Note - Babe Benn fills you with what?

1.) 22 Jul 2018 16:01:59
#meant to have been# betty impressive. bloody samsung😂.

2.) 22 Jul 2018 17:34:17
Betty who?

3.) 22 Jul 2018 19:39:29
Oooooooo Betty!

4.) 22 Jul 2018 22:02:44
Easy typo for ken, he calls Benny Baller "babe" all the time in the WhatsApp group. Lol.

5.) 23 Jul 2018 13:39:32
Have turns to babe . Very turns to betty. I wonder if shaw turns into useless😂.



02 May 2018 22:27:26
I think it's crucial that we get off to a hot start next season from our current squad there are quite a few that will have no world cup at all which is good. But we also have quite a few that should go fairly deep in the tournament.
Let's hope all or players come back injury free.
Pre season gets messed up with players coming back at different times. Let's hope they all come back injury free.


1.) 03 May 2018 09:24:28
Let's also hope that the club prioritise being prepared for the big season ahead - not short term profit making taking up the focus with the manager/ players having to work around a commercial schedule. Pipe dream I know, but these things can be the difference maker in a highly competitive league.

I appreciate our rivals will also be on the commercial hunt, but stepping out of the pack could pay bigger dividends and give us a slight advantage, which we will probably need given how lethargic we have looked for 6+ years.

2.) 03 May 2018 17:33:01
Haven't posted in a while.

Lets hope we start to see more structure and organisation in the club ie boardroom, backroom staff. Still feel we still getting over a "hangover" since Sir Alex retired, in terms of we have declined and teams have caught up.

Feel like we have become dated in our approach. Still wondering why we haven't got a Director of Football at the club, unless Jose wants full control of the transfer within the club.

Our approach now until the beginning of next season will set the tone. Fans will be expecting us to compete and play more consistent. I feel like we are very inconsistent in terms of how the team plays. Manchester City have set a high standard. We must raise our game aswell or they will dominating the league as long Pep is their.

3.) 03 May 2018 18:54:56
Good post shane. The bar has been raised we must accept, meet, and overcome the challenge. In every aspect. We need a few good additions i'd like to see someone step up and become our leader on the pitch.

4.) 03 May 2018 19:17:03
If the bar had been raised then sterling would be the leagues top goal scorer.

5.) 03 May 2018 20:09:33
I agree. Valencia even though he been a great player for us throughout the years. He doesn't come off as a leader type. I know they generally give it to the player who has served the club the longest.

Personally we missing a Roy Keane character player even though their only probably a hand full of those types left. Daniele De Rossi comes to my mind.

Pogba is suppose to be a future captain. Is that because he a natural leader or because he is the biggest name at the club. He gets compared to Vieria a lot, but at this moment I don't see the sort of leadership (that Vieria had) in Pogba.

This is a example of what is needed in Pogba for example to truly become a great. If he wants to get better. Then it is the little things like this that will determine if he becomes a player that either fulfill this world class potential or be doesn't reach his full potential.

6.) 03 May 2018 23:19:04
Ken, we need a hot start, was that a typo? Did you mean head start? That’s what we need.

7.) 04 May 2018 10:40:07
Stand😁😁 it would be nice.



16 Feb 2018 15:31:49
Hi eds, is there any truth in the reports from turkey yesterday that fellaini has agreed a deal with fenerbece and signed a pre contract?


{Ed002's Note - I obviously have no idea about any reports in Turkey. I have explained for some months been explaining the situation and discussions that have been going on with Besiktas. If he has agreec a pre-contract with Fenerbahce I am afraid I am not the one to ask. I can't answer any questions about "what do you think of reports ..." Ken.}

1.) 16 Feb 2018 16:35:33
It was Besiktas, today he has been linked to Galatasaray. We will see.

Ed002 has been saying long ago Fellaini wanted out last Summer, and it was Mou who intervened.

2.) 16 Feb 2018 16:17:14
The reports were Besiktas.

{Ed002's Note - That makes sense then. It is where I expect him to go.}

3.) 16 Feb 2018 16:19:32
Sorry ed my bad. i should have worded that differently.
Its obviously a false report.
Jose is obviously keen for him to stay but perhaps more regular game time is what he is after at this stage of his career.

4.) 17 Feb 2018 11:22:21
He needs to go. If he wants regular game time he has to go. If he stats he's just a bit part player and plan b. Frankly given the wages and his age its better he goes.




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10 Aug 2018 22:17:09
Good win. Shaw periera bailly and pogba were a cut above the rest tonight. 2 great saves from our no1.


1.) 10 Aug 2018 23:01:46
Idk about Pogba but the rest yes Shaw, Pereira, Bailly and lindelof for me.

2.) 11 Aug 2018 00:08:08

Pogba got man of the match from United, he was absolutely class, what didn’t you like about his performance?

3.) 11 Aug 2018 00:50:58
Lacksadasical in possession a few times, when he should have either held on to it better or released it. Still more pluses than minuses.

4.) 11 Aug 2018 05:27:55
I agree ken, I also thought Lindelöf was solid. Interesting no Smalling and Jones, I hope he sticks with Bailly and Lindelof.



08 Aug 2018 21:58:18
That includes me ajh ill be putting us 1st in your comp i just can't bring myself to put another team 1st. Its why i don't play fantasy leagues i can't allow myself any solace from a salah goal and triple points because he is caprain . oooh the pain of it😂.




06 Aug 2018 23:43:17
I think time is running out for pogba out and either 1 of our top 2 targets of SMS or kroos coming in.
Is not being able to sell pogba holding up sms to madrid and kroos to united.
I think toby deal is all but complete.
Rw is a concern 65m for willian who is a good player but crazy money at his age.
I still can't understand why martial or rashford don't go all out to make that right forward position their own. Its their quickest route to the 1st 11and it would be great to have a player that can go outside hus man and cross. There is no reason why they can't play there imo.


1.) 07 Aug 2018 00:23:32
Sanchez is the obvious choice for the right hand side but is overlooked.

2.) 07 Aug 2018 00:28:33
People say martial was dropped for Alexis but he played from the right and Alexis from the left. But that gets forgotten about. Ken I agree that rash and martial should look to make that their spot. Rashford has played there quite often, but martial doesn’t seem to want to do that. Top players can and should be able to adapt.

3.) 07 Aug 2018 08:00:43
Round pegs in round holes. We used to have a proper left winger in Giggs. A proper right winger in kanchelskis. We had centre midfielders and attackers playing in their proper positions. All top players. And we won year after year. Can we stop with this asking for players to play other roles. Let's get back to basics. We might actually win titles again.

4.) 07 Aug 2018 08:10:31
Sanchez is the best player we have in the squad on the left why play him in the right?

5.) 07 Aug 2018 08:46:59
Sanchez is perfect to play just behind lukaku in a 3-5-2 for me. Gives him freedom to roam.



06 Aug 2018 14:50:45
Best of luck to Tuanzebe at aston villa this season. High hopes for him. Great loan move and a coach who knew how to defend.


1.) 06 Aug 2018 15:35:26
Perfect move for him and a great club. Good luck k and the experience will be excellent for him.



01 Aug 2018 08:55:52
Mmmm a little quiet on here this morning.
Sanchez played well last night
Fred played well for his 1st start.
Overall it was satifactory considering the team available.
I see poch moaning about the transfer window and whinging about it closing early and being at a disadvantage. Not sure he will get as much media attention for his comments.


1.) 01 Aug 2018 09:33:27
I think sanchez has played well all preseason. I'd actually prefer to have him playing to his full potential than have another shiny new player. I think an in form sanchez could be the difference maker and creative spark we need.

2.) 01 Aug 2018 09:34:32
As I mentioned in my post below Jose's comments last night don't fit in with the narrative some are pushing so most of them will be pushed under the carpet. He called the players commitment 'phenomenal' so expecting to see that quote everywhere.

Pre-season results mean nothing but the performances are more important the closer we get to the season and some players look in good form which has to be a positive.

3.) 01 Aug 2018 09:42:59
Beat Madrid all our players must be world class.

Looks like joss has had a dressing down nice to see him change his tune in the press conference.

4.) 01 Aug 2018 09:51:22
Like I said yesterday always 2 sides .
Anything negative is pushed by some and dismissed by others and vice versa.

5.) 01 Aug 2018 09:58:54
Sanchez could be like a nramd new signing this season. It’s amazing what a couple of wins and good performances will do the mood early on.

6.) 01 Aug 2018 10:05:07
Gets a lot of stick our attack but we have some very good players. A match winning Sanchez playing at his best will make a huge difference.

7.) 01 Aug 2018 11:08:32
AJH a couple of wins? 1 win is not a couple. don't let 1 result paint over the cracks in the wall.

8.) 01 Aug 2018 11:14:14

I think AJH means when we get a couple of wins early on in the season, nobody cares about pre-season results, or at least nobody should care, especially with the teams we had out.

jred, nobody saying all our players are world class, it was a decent performance though which is a positive but still lots of players to come back in who are not going to be up to speed.

One thing I loved last night as they were walking off at half time Sanchez was giving the defence a kick up the arse for the lack of concentration on the goal, he is a born winner and hates losing any game, we need more of that.

9.) 01 Aug 2018 12:00:55
Spot on GDS, if we start well everyone will be buzzing. We played a second string, lost to Liverpool, and it was a disaster. We then beat Madrid with the same team and some press are saying it was because they had their second string out. We really can’t win. SAF used to use this to our advantage, us against the world, let’s hope Jose can do the same.

I know we have some players to shift and some gaps to fill still, I’m not convinced Pogba will be here much longer either, but if the likes of Sanchez, Lukaku, Fred, Matic can hit their A game then it will lift the others. If we do sell Rojo, Darmian, and or Smalling, and possibly Pogba, then I expect we will splash the cash, not always a good thing but if players are unhappy then they need to move.

I suspect the next week will be very busy.

10.) 01 Aug 2018 12:37:01
Let's hope so ajh.

11.) 01 Aug 2018 12:41:13
Pre season is nothing to ever really go by. The real thing about the likes of sanchez is that he will never hit the full potential with the style of play under Jose.

In regards to players being sold and bringing new players in, haven't we been slating liverpool for their spending recently and if we bring in 2 players that will match theirs? If you ask me its all becoming a bit embarrassing.

12.) 01 Aug 2018 13:20:03
I think if the players start to click then Jose will go with the flow. Sanchez could be a game changer; was pants last year but we all know he is much better than we saw in the second half of the season.

I think Jose is obsessed with defence, not always a bad thing, it if Lukaku, Sanchez, Lingard, Mata, Rashford, new signing (! ) can hit it off then I don’t see Jose telling the, to stop. Whatever we did last year worked up to a point, perhaps a few changes will push us on.

Listen to me, getting giddy for a new season, I need to have a stern word with myself.

13.) 01 Aug 2018 13:43:41
Tony I think we will surprise a few people this season. We have some very good players and it is jose’s Job to get them playing to their full potential. He hasn’t found a way yet but by improving the midfield and defence it should release the shackles a bit. We lost the midfield battle far too much last season with pogba neglecting his duties and matic being overrun. With Fred/ pereira we will have a nice blend of attack and defence. A fit and firing sanchez playing of Lukaku is mouth watering and I cannot wait to see it in full flow. Things aren’t as awful as they seem and the squad unity looks good. I don’t buy into this notion that criticising in public is bad for morale. It is clear Jose is a completely different person behind doors and that this is just a persona for the media. It’s not always pretty but that’s just his way. I don’t necessarily like some of the comments he makes but I just take them with a pinch of salt. Looking forward to the start of the season.

14.) 01 Aug 2018 14:16:28

I have just looked at your posts and you are negative about the club in every one of them, sounds like you are just trying to troll for the sake of it to be honest. Why is it embarrassing if we sell players and buy new ones to improve the squad? As a fan surely that is what you want.

15.) 01 Aug 2018 14:17:15
It’s interesting Park, you look at how Southgate got the most out of a limited England side, good team spirit, no egos (other than Kane), and perhaps a bit of a shake up might actually have positive results.

I only hope Jose is not as unhappy as he has seems and its just a ploy to get Woody to get his chequebook out.

16.) 01 Aug 2018 14:29:20
I think you are spot on Tony. Perhaps the foundations have been there from last year and we just need one or two more to get us challenging properly. I like the look of the youngsters that seem to be integrating into the squad. I would much rather see the likes of Tuanzebe, pereira, Timbo get a chance to stake a claim rather than spend obscene amounts on squad players who may not even settle. It’s our tradition to develop and promote from within and I think these boys are ready to step up.

There is clear progress but the style is still an issue. I cannot remember the media ever being so negative towards united or a manger. Sure Fergie would have a pop at the media but he pretty much had them in his back pocket. They were almost scared of him. Jose has his own style with the media. Can be very depressing to watch especially after a defeat. But I think we just have to accept the way he is. Clearly the players do respect him and he is building a decent squad. But he needs to get a tune out of our world class players. Let’s see what will happen. Scoring has been a problem for us rather than conceding. I think we will be tough to beat. But I want to see us blow teams away. Not sit back after scoring the first goal and inviting pressure. From the first whistle we should be terrorising the opposition, especially at home. We have the players to do it. Let’s wait and see whether Jose does it.

17.) 01 Aug 2018 14:39:19
GDS2 I am not. I'm not saying its a problem but the embarrassing bit is that the fans and Jose both called Liverpool out on what they've spent and if we buy say 2 more players then well match their spending so what was all the complaining about? that's the embarrassing part of it all. The negativity comes at Jose, he's trying to get himself sacked just like he does at every other club. He was brought in for short term success and stability which has came in the form of second rate trophys but trophys all the same. Now the squad is littered with quite a few 30 somethings and then where does that leave the club after?

18.) 01 Aug 2018 15:02:15
Which 30 somethings did he sign? Are you blaming him on players getting older now year by year?

19.) 01 Aug 2018 15:10:31
Seosamh if you look at the majority of his signings they are young. Only Sanchez, matic and Zlatan were ‘older’ signings. Again this boring narrative that Jose only signs old players is another stick to beat him with.

20.) 01 Aug 2018 15:13:56
Matic, Sanchez, Lee grant, Ibra, he also still plays ashley young, antonio valencia.

21.) 01 Aug 2018 15:37:24
Lee Grant haha the 3rd choice keeper you mean. Whatever will we do when he retires, the club is screwed!

I am confused who has been slagging Liverpool off for spending money, I don't think I have seen anyone doing that, they made the money from selling of their best players so are well within their rights to spend it on new players. I think you might be confusing a bit of banter with what people really think.

22.) 01 Aug 2018 15:48:40
So 4 out of the 9 signings are quite old. that's nearly half. Seosamh makes a good point.

23.) 01 Aug 2018 16:06:51
Attack Attack Attack also mentioned about both flanks its been ageing player. I'v also seen some fans wanting Tony Kroos which is another player who won't have much longer left.

Also the biggest of them all is Sanchez he's a waste of time and effort when things don't go his way he throws his dummies out of the pram and sulks. He should have stayed at Arsenal.

Add into that there is a player called Pogba there who is being wasted in Joses system when other managers have got the best out of him.

24.) 01 Aug 2018 17:59:03
If Jose can get the best out of our players we will be fine .
86 points second in the league last season and yet a lot of our players underperformed last season .
Imagine them playing well .
Lot of silly comments about us having no good players but it's nonsense .
People get more excited over players playing for different teams, see a team playing well and think all there players are world class.




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06 Aug 2018 15:30:08
Hi ed002.
You have mentiomd United's reluctance to use players in part exchange. It appears common place in european league's.
Why do united choose to avoid this do you know? Is it just a plain strategic decision or is their increased financial and contractial issues when players get involved as part exchange?
To me it makes sense if all parties are happy with it.


{Ed002's Note - Because they want specific players.}



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05 Aug 2018 04:08:03
Tfm will benefit from that i hope he plays in his more natural position. Periera looks a better player following n his ex perience should have sent martial on loan last season we could have got back a much more rounded player.




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01 Aug 2018 19:57:16
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01 Aug 2018 14:20:12
Panne go play somewhere else prat.




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01 Aug 2018 11:35:24
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19 Aug 2018 19:10:36
No it was sanchez's fault.




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19 Aug 2018 11:07:47
I agree wrd. Players now seem to be listening to the manager. Shaw periera bailly all seem to have turned a corner and seem to realise that if they do what the manager wants and give the effort he requires then they and the team will be better off.
The manager says pogba is also doing just that.
Probably 1 or 2 more players need the penny to drop.




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18 Aug 2018 17:38:13
Yeah you jred you. You predicted his departure and told us numerous times you would be surprised if he was here this season. You commented on countless occasions of how unhappy he looked. Remember?




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18 Aug 2018 16:44:39
Probably the same way you got upset when people were criticising your fav player.
Scholes can say whatever he likes anybody can.
No point getting upset or airiated when people don't agree.
If everyone thought the same then it would be a very boring place.




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18 Aug 2018 16:39:49
I don't think he said anything wrong but i don't enjoy him as a pundit. Rio and neville are the best 2 for me.