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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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19 Feb 2019 21:04:08
Hi ed002. I note you say pogba still wants out.
There can be only a handful of clubs who could afford to finance a deal like that.


{Ed002's Note - Right.}

1.) 19 Feb 2019 21:33:08
I think you said both the spanish clubs are less interested now.
So does that leave juve as his best and preferred option ed?

{Ed002's Note - Yes.}

2.) 19 Feb 2019 21:43:18
Ed I might be way off and know it doesn't happen often, but are juve looking to involve another playerin the deal if it happens.

{Ed002's Note - Yes they will do.}

3.) 19 Feb 2019 22:15:56
Probably unrelated and reading too much into it, but is Pogba the only player to not wear a suit to away games?

4.) 19 Feb 2019 21:59:13
Do you know if united have any targets in mind to replace him if pogba were to go ed or is that still a little unclear until we appoint a new permenant coach.
Also with the numbers being so big do you think that we will have to change the policy on player part exchange in order to get a deal done?

{Ed002's Note - Saul Niguez would be a target. Manchester United has an interest in a Juve player so it is possible.}

5.) 19 Feb 2019 22:33:42
Shame to hear that about pogba tbh. I would have hoped he would have wanted to stay. The Juve player isn’t Douglas Costa is it ed?

{Ed002's Note - Yes it is.}

6.) 19 Feb 2019 22:41:18
Are united reluctant or willing sellers ed?
I know you said before that the club were looking to sell him is that still the case or do they hope to retain him now?
Saul is a very good player i'd rather that they both played for united.

Whats your view ed on OGS. He has obviously surpassed all expectations and appears now to be the favourite for the job? Are you surprised with the results achieved?

{Ed002's Note - MU would like him to stay but he wants out. I am not surprised at the results as the club deliberately made the change when there was a comparatively easy run of games.}

7.) 19 Feb 2019 22:42:50
Thanks ed. I like costa but would never in a million years swap him for pogba. But then I’m not in charge of running the club. If Saul did come in I think that would be the best possible replacement for pogba. Eriksen is another. Either way I can’t think of many that would improve on pogba when he’s playing the way he currently is.



18 Feb 2019 23:41:09
Tonight i thought ole and the staff got their tactics spot on.
Never mind that cheeses are going through a rough patch its a hard place to win and with them on the back of a hiding this was a tough fixture.
I don't think ole spent any time on trying to stop psg and the full focus was on attack .
Then when we got injuries he tried to play like for like with the subs who were boot suited to the same roles.
But the sign of learning tonight was obvious and that bodes very well.
He did to Chelsea what tuchel did to him. Hazard got no space and mata was hounding jorginho then we were clinics with our chances. Because we didn't miss many.
Tactically spot on is one thing but players carrying out the plan is another. So its full credit all round.
These players are playing for the manager. They trust him and he is showing he trusts them.
Just a shout out for matic he was fantastic in the last half hour walking a tight rope.
He desperately needs an understudy to give him some down time but someone who can take his place too. He is so important as too now is herrera. They allow pogba to flourish and while is working much harder he still is prone to the odd lazy spell.
So impressed by the way ole Aotearoa bed the game and proving that you can learn more from a defeat than by winning.
I wonder what he had up his sleeve for the weekend.


1.) 19 Feb 2019 02:02:31
Spot on Ken! Herrera is such an integral part of the team, we would be foolish not to get his signature on a contract ASAP.

Lindelof and Smalling both played well, and I believe Mata was in his correct position tonight.

Happy Days and well done to the lads.

2.) 19 Feb 2019 04:06:54
One things for certain Ken, he and the coaching team will be working on it as we speak.

3.) 19 Feb 2019 06:37:30
People are starting to see what a good team this can be .

4.) 19 Feb 2019 08:50:43
Aotearoa is the Maori word for New Zealand if your all curious.

5.) 19 Feb 2019 11:20:34
Smalling was a liability with shirt holding and ripping again, slipping over at a time concentrating is needed too, he’s simply not good enough, Young battled but a tad reckless at times, those are the 2 areas in dire need of an upgrade. Lindelof and Shaw I thought was fantastic, Herrera was immense beside his goal, Matic played ok tho his mobility or lack of it is showing more and more. Pogba was a handful, Lukaku I thought battled well and fought for the team, Rashford always a threat, Mata was busy in the middle and again offered a great deal centrally where he should be. All round top performance and we fight for each other which is brilliant to see. Looking dangerous going forward too, is the type of performance Jose used to be famous for. With Lingard and Martial to come in it bodes well. Ole with Mike Phelan at his side is beginning to look like a winning combination.
Onto Liverpool next and a win vs them to stop them winning the league then ole is in a real strong position.
As alluded to on here Europe we aren’t quite ready for the elite but I don’t think anybody thought we was, a few astute signings to improve the starting eleven at centre back (to partner Lindelof), right back (depends on Dalot) and CDM (competition for Matic) we could be real challengers at home and more equipped in Europe.
Long may this continue, well done lads, fantastic.

6.) 19 Feb 2019 19:09:59
I thought Smalling was immense WRD.



18 Feb 2019 21:47:33
Ole roasts shearer live on tv. quality😂😂😂.


1.) 18 Feb 2019 22:39:41
What did he say Ken? I missed it.

2.) 18 Feb 2019 22:54:46
Yes that was great when Ole mentioned in his post match interview the 99 FA Cup final that he played in and said “Alan I believe you played in that game as well”.

Lineker and Neville wet themselves with that one.

3.) 18 Feb 2019 23:48:47
Then Lineker put the icing on by adding, thanks for reminding us that Alan never won an FA Cup! Haha.



17 Feb 2019 21:27:03
Really hard to know which players ole will select tomorrow.
I suspect he will play sanchez rashford and lukaku as his front 3 . Possibly with sanchez central just behind rash and lukaku with a brief to harass jorginho .
The 3 midfielders will remain the same no doubt.
Ddg young shaw lindelof and 1 from bailly jones and smalling.
Personally i'd prefer to see dalot in for young but its unlikely.


1.) 17 Feb 2019 23:05:27
I hope we see chong getting a go at some stage of the gane.

2.) 18 Feb 2019 13:35:02
Agree Ken.
I hope Sánchez is asked to play the Lingard role as against Arsenal and Spurs. Down the middle and deeper and with freedom.
Chelsea’s left side of defence is the side to get at, Alonso (if he plays) and Luiz can’t defend properly so we need pace and power down that side to really hurt Chelsea.
That will probably be Lukaku with Rashford down the left channel.
Chong or Gomes on the bench.
Who will partner Lindelof at CB. Will it be Bailly for his pace!

3.) 18 Feb 2019 16:14:05
We could go with Jones and Rojo for the laughs. Best comedy duo since the 2 Ronnies.

4.) 18 Feb 2019 17:07:51
Chong needs to bulk up. He still gets knocked off the ball too easily.

5.) 18 Feb 2019 17:19:21
He's only 19 Hendon. I'm sure he will. Rashford has come a long way since then.



14 Feb 2019 19:34:04
I dislike monday night kick off's .
The weekend is not quite the same when everyone else played plays and we dont.

Tough game ahead of us. Chelsea have a decent home record and have a point to prove following the city thrashing.
Martial and jessie are out. Imo we will miss jessie more than the very inconsistent martial .
So who do we all think will start.
I think our midfield will stay as the usual 3 ( or should i say the only 3)
I hope the back 4 contains dalot. i'd like to see bailly and lindelof play together again.

Lukaku right rash left and sanchez through the middle is a possible combination.
At least our injuries are in an area where we have cover.


1.) 14 Feb 2019 20:24:20
Chong, rashford and lukaku. Greenwood on the bench and Sanchez on the sofa watching on tv.

2.) 14 Feb 2019 21:50:38
I can understand that point of view mort. Sanchez has been nothing short of awful but with martial out he might get a run of games in a more attacking system in a bid to recapture some form. I know its a long shot but we are not blessed with experienced options.
I don't think ole will throw kids into this game but i could well be wrong.

3.) 15 Feb 2019 06:07:00
I like your thought Ken.
Rashford and Lukaku, both have pace to play on the wing or as an inside forward.

It is better that Sanchez centrally, mostly near the penalty box. His ball control and finishing is still good in tight areas.
It is while trying to dribble where he loses possession.

Chong or Gomez can be brought on in the second half so that we can ease them in gradually.

4.) 15 Feb 2019 07:44:11
I really don’t understand how Sanchez is anywhere near the team, he continually stinks the place out. We all want him to play well but just willing it to happen isn’t working. I’d rather play Rashford, Lukaku and Gomez.

5.) 15 Feb 2019 09:16:15
I get that Ken. But as AJH says he's been awful and just hoping he suddenly comes good isn't enough. Maybe its time to try someone else. Give a young guy like Gomes or Chong a go instead. See if they're able to seize the chance like Rashford did.

6.) 15 Feb 2019 09:49:19
I hear you ajh and mort. As i say i don't think he will throw them in to this game.
Id be delighted if he did. If we had won on tuesday it might have been more likely.

7.) 15 Feb 2019 09:55:54
Could do 3-5-2, Lindelof smalling bailly

Dalot, herrera, matic, pogba, shaw

Lukaku rashford

Smalling and lukaku offers a bit more height and threat from corners, I like dalots crossing but his defensive side needs work so playing 3 at the back offers a bit more cover.

Would like to see chong and gomez on the bench, greenwood looks scary good but I want to hold him back for just a bit longer maybe last game or 2 of the season if they are dead rubbers.

8.) 15 Feb 2019 19:56:01
I don't think we're going to have the luxury of dead rubbers, mate. Unless it all goes t*ts up.

9.) 15 Feb 2019 21:44:45
I was thinking the same nou. Squeaky bum time i reckon.

10.) 15 Feb 2019 22:21:26
We won't know till much closer the time. We could be 4th with a 4 point gap to 5th or 5th with a 4 point gap to 4th or any other scenario with a game to go.

Greenwood looks the most promising player since 92. I want to do everything we can to make sure he progresses smoothly. There are people far more qualified than me to say when the times right so if its felt its best that he doesn't play this season I am fine with that no matter how much I want to see him play is the point I want to make.




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17 Feb 2019 17:44:38
RWWD how do you think the british empire was built?




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17 Feb 2019 15:02:25
Shappy i do business with them every day mate. and i'm happy to do so.




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17 Feb 2019 12:42:34
Shappy its not a case of getting into bed with them
If they buy the club yiu have a straight choice. Continue to support or stop.
I would continue to support and not think twice about it.
I like many others spend a lot if time in these countries i use their products airlines hotels etc I've enjoyed holidays there brought my kids and parents to these countries.

Ive also visited over a dozen counties in Aisa and i have seen the best and worst there is to see in all of them.
Nowhere and nobody is perfect and i agree that some cultures and places are less perfect than others but ill support united regardless.
Im happy to do business with them in fact everybody reading this puts in to their coffers everyday.




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17 Feb 2019 09:58:29
You ask do we need the money?

Its got nothing to do with that. Its not our club.
The glazers can sell to whom ever they want as long as the fit the criteria for owners as set out by the epl and uefa.

Great business by the glazers if they can return that reported 2.2bn profit.

Personally i would rather we had different owners but its not my choice to make on who owns the club.
Same as its not my choice who the manager or players are.

I won't make any difference to me personally who owns the club. But its not ideal to have owners with human rights records like the saudi royal family.

But i use their fuel i buy their goods i travel in an aeroplane monthly that is fuelled by them we all do. The fact is we don't have to do any of those things but we choose to because it means we can get to work to feed our families or go on holidays etc.
I don't see the difference between going on holiday and using their goods and going to support a team that they own.




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16 Feb 2019 16:25:46
Hardly a word about it till Dortmund came to town.
Complete fabrication i'd say.
Scholes. Just watch between now and the end of the season how often united are linked with players playing in any high profile game.
The easiest way to get clicks and readers is to link united with a player.





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19 Feb 2019 22:41:18
Are united reluctant or willing sellers ed?
I know you said before that the club were looking to sell him is that still the case or do they hope to retain him now?
Saul is a very good player i'd rather that they both played for united.

Whats your view ed on OGS. He has obviously surpassed all expectations and appears now to be the favourite for the job? Are you surprised with the results achieved?


{Ed002's Note - MU would like him to stay but he wants out. I am not surprised at the results as the club deliberately made the change when there was a comparatively easy run of games.}



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19 Feb 2019 21:59:13
Do you know if united have any targets in mind to replace him if pogba were to go ed or is that still a little unclear until we appoint a new permenant coach.
Also with the numbers being so big do you think that we will have to change the policy on player part exchange in order to get a deal done?


{Ed002's Note - Saul Niguez would be a target. Manchester United has an interest in a Juve player so it is possible.}



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19 Feb 2019 21:33:08
I think you said both the spanish clubs are less interested now.
So does that leave juve as his best and preferred option ed?


{Ed002's Note - Yes.}



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19 Feb 2019 20:59:05
He is playing well and has been the real difference maker now for the best part of 12 games. He is scoring and creating chances weekly
Yes he has defencive lapses and lazy moments but he is trying much harder.
Scoring and making goals dictates that he will get the plaudits. Very few if any difference makers have stays as good as his over last 2 months.
If he still wants out at least he is increasing his value.
It will be an interesting summer that's for sure.




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19 Feb 2019 19:40:54
Prm. this squad (with others) has finished in top 4 twice in 5 years the accusations they have faced are legitimate. They have massively underperformed For years .
They will get plaudits they deserve when they perform when they don't they will be called out i see nothing wrong In that.