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11 Jun 2017 17:43:23
So were the Eric Dier rumours false then Eds? I would personally love him at United, but know that Levy would never allow it.


{Ed004's Note - I've no idea. Hopefully it's because we are prioritising Fabinho}

1.) 11 Jun 2017 18:54:05
I was hoping for both as Fabinho can also play at right back and Dier can also cover as a centre back.

{Ed004's Note - I think Jose will look to sign specialists. So I'd rather Fabinho and someone like Semedo for that money}

2.) 11 Jun 2017 19:11:56
Fabinho has played at right back more than midfield though. He only played midfield this season.

{Ed004's Note - I think he's far better in midfield though}

3.) 11 Jun 2017 22:54:40
I don't get the Dier love in for a midfield spot. He's not good enough in the ball. He's an English Daly Blind!

4.) 11 Jun 2017 21:15:54
Fabinho is too talented to play RB, been a revelation as a Midfielder, looking forward to seeing him, Ander and Pogba playing together.

{Ed004's Note - Hopefully that happens}

5.) 12 Jun 2017 00:05:09
I agree about Fabinho. I actually think adding him is more important than any attacking player at this point. He is a versatile player, and I don't just mean positionally. He will round out the midfield nicely and allow Pogba and/ or Herrera to play further forward, as Jose sees fit.
I also think Semedo would be an outstanding addition. I hope he ends up with us and not Barca. I don't buy the argument that we have Valencia so we don't need Semedo. Semedo can challenge for time next year, as we challenge on all fronts, and grow into the right back role as Valencia gets older.

6.) 12 Jun 2017 01:37:44
Dier is extremely overrated guys. I think since he score that free kick in the euros he has been highly rated. Not great on the ball. If we wanted to sign a defensive midfielder off spurs wanyama is the man to sign.

7.) 12 Jun 2017 07:56:13
Dier and Bertrand are sub standard, they are not first team signings if we want to be winning the league/ CL.

8.) 12 Jun 2017 10:06:23
I'd love Fabinho at United. He's just what we need so we can take the shackles of Pogba.
Lindelhof, Fabinho, Morata and maybe Perisic would signal a very good transfer window for us.

9.) 12 Jun 2017 10:38:03
For once we seem to have a majority agreeing. Dier is not good enough o play for us and i am being serious. He is a very poor passer and IMO the weak link in a very good spurs team.

10.) 12 Jun 2017 11:09:53
I'll be honest, I've not seen a lot of Fabinho play, I know Monaco was a tremendously attack minded team did Fabinho do his defensive duties well?

11.) 12 Jun 2017 11:48:01
Welsh Red Devil. he had a great season. He would be a great signing for us as a defensive midfielder.

12.) 12 Jun 2017 16:45:41
I think many here are really underrating Dier. He's never going to dribble past players like Pogba for example, but his passing and work rate are brilliant. He's at least as good as Carrick was at that age.

13.) 12 Jun 2017 16:46:45
Breast it has to be said i agree on dier but chelsea did win the league and cl final with bertrand. Having said that i don't think bertrand is top class i would like either mendy or rose if we sell shaw. If shaw is being kept i'd like to buy tierny who would provide great competition for shaw. For me fabhino would prove to be a vital cog in our team next year. Love the way he plays. If we are to play 3 in midfield fabhino pogba herrera sounds like a perfect combination with atttributes that compliment one another. Backed up by carrick Pereira and my preference would be to sell fellaini and buy matuidi we would be in great shape in midfield.

14.) 13 Jun 2017 06:38:05
Ken - True, but in our style/ system we rely on our full backs a hell of a lot for creating space and chances, Bertrand is not good enough. Also he played 28 games for Chelsea in total (not one season, 9 seasons with various loan outs I admit I thought it would be more than that), I imagine the majority of those were in meaningless cup games and coming on as a sub as well.

Mendy and Rose are the two I'd want as well mate, Bertrand is a typical Liverpool player for me.



18 Oct 2015 19:07:44
Ed 001/002 - A couple of questions if you do t mind:
1. Do you see it possible that Depay could be sold next summer if his performances and attitude don't improve? Seems a little hasty but that's the impression I'm getting now.
2. Do you see Bale being available anytime soon ie next summer?
3. Are we targeting any centre backs for January and if so do you know who?
4. Do you think Carrick will still be at the club after next summer? I can see him moving to the MLS or similar, as I'm not sure he will figure much in LVGs plans going forward.



{Ed002's Note -
1. Unlikely - he wasn't ready for the move, I spent the summer explaining that was the view of someone who knows far more about the player and Dutch football than anyone at Manchester United.
2. The situation is unchanged, if someone offers ridiculous money he might be available.
3. Mustafi and Martins-Indi are being repeatedly looked at.
4. I am not sure by what you mean "or similar".}

1.) 19 Oct 2015 01:32:24
Carrick is still top class imo, if he is still able to perform at the top level there is no way we should sell him.

2.) 19 Oct 2015 13:01:39
Jase -o Carrick has been great over the last few years but he is clearly struggling now. He's good at picking passes through the lines but he plays at a very slow temp and is very immobile which is the opposite of what LVG wants from his players. Ed - when I say "similar", I mean a lesser retirement friendly league.

3.) 19 Oct 2015 05:42:39
Thanks so much for transfer targets Ed002 - don't suppose we're liking at any strikers as well? ! Info much appreciated!

{Ed002's Note - Right now I think the focus is on the CB position - MU will not buy a striker for the sake of it.}

4.) 21 Oct 2015 14:08:03
Prodigal, Schweinsteiger is also very immobile, but the difference is that Carricks positional awareness far outweighs his. Carricks the best passer of the ball we have got, and is also the best at shielding the back four. I agree his tempo has been slowing down, but so was Scholes towards the end of his career, but he was still able to come back and help us win the league. I think we would be stupid to get rid of Carrick, who else could we bring in to replace him? Intelligent players like him are few and far between these days.

5.) 22 Oct 2015 08:48:04
Schweinsteiger is both more mobile and a better passer of the ball than Carrick, not sure why you would think that Jase. He also makes more interceptions and tackles per game so that would tell me he is positionally better too. VG is not stupid, there is a reason why Carrick is usually on the bench for him. Carrick has always played at a slow tempo, and SAF didn't care about that because when you play on the counter like SAFs It doesn't matter much.



07 Jun 2015 11:08:59
Could an Ed please tell me what's going on with Gundogan?


{Ed004's Note - Nothing new}



31 May 2015 20:16:19
Der Westen still saying we are interested in Gundogan. They seem to be the only ones of that opinion.


1.) 31 May 2015 20:23:44
Probably cooking the rumour up again because it's gone cold from everyone else.

2.) 31 May 2015 21:39:14
Ian Ladyman said we were interested which to me says we were at some point recently. Perhaps he turned us down and the club are just saving face by not going back in. Der Westen have consistently said he was coming to us and haven't changed their mind.



27 May 2015 20:17:18
Not long ago 001 commented on Bale's possible departure this summer. I just wondered if he had changed his mind in light of Benitez's impending appointment?


{Ed001's Note - right now it is all up in the air, Perez changes his mind like the wind. The fans have turned on Bale though, so Madrid have accepted he can leave, it is just finding someone willing to pay the money that he would choose to join. Champions League teams only.}

1.) 27 May 2015 20:40:11
With Depay signed up and the price being branded around do you think United will make a play for him 001? I personally think we will make a tentative pitch for him to test the water and see what happens.

{Ed001's Note - I think LVG has made the decision to take Depay instead. It really depends on if Woodward decides another statement signing is needed or not, plus what happens with Di Maria could change everything.}

2.) 27 May 2015 21:22:02
Have you heard anything on Di Maria lately to suggest he could depart ed? Or are you just speaking in general terms? I must admit I am struggling to see how Depay will fit into our system at the minute.

{Ed001's Note - he is still not happy in Manchester, PSG would buy him if they can do so within the FFP ruling.}

3.) 27 May 2015 21:43:15
Here's hoping the FFP sanctions become more lenient then. Au revior Angel.

4.) 27 May 2015 21:44:46
I hope Di Maria is sold to be honest. I understand the issues he's had (house being broken into) but he just doesn't look interested. I think we will then go for another wide player but don't think we will be successful with bale. Would like to be proven wrong though! :-)

5.) 28 May 2015 10:08:38
I hope he is sold too, I think with Depay on board and talks of another winger not sure what we do with him when young looks twice the player he is on both ends of the pitch. Then there is janusaj and nani also coming back. Frankly i prefer to nani than Di maria given his performance the last 4 months. Go ahead and throw abuse at me but that my view LOL.

If true that PSG or Bayern want him surely we should recoup most of the transfer cost but be prepared to lose some money and in return try and get one of Verrati, Marquinos, Muller or lewandowski.

Marquinos they might not be willing to let go but Verrati might be possibility also muller given his relationship with Van Gaal might be a possibility.

Let's face it during the most critical period of the season in that stretch against spurs, Liverpool, city, chelsea and everton he was deemed as a bench warmer and contributed nothing and in many ways Young was our stand out player and made the difference.

6.) 28 May 2015 14:24:19
GCU - Di Maria is levels above Young in the attacking third even when he's playing poorly. Young just lumping in speculative crosses game after game and getting lucky to even have 4(?) assists seems to please fans and they label him as playing well. Baffling really and it just shows how low standards have got at United that Young is being talked about as one of our best players this season. Young is a squad player at best.

7.) 28 May 2015 18:33:42

Young was miles better at everything. If Di Maria did not have his name on the back of his shirt and people did not know what he looked like, most would have said get that slug off the pitch.

He was so so so poor it is hard to describe. Bad passes, losing possession, poor crosses, wild shots from unscorable positions and never got past the defender, got pushed off the ball, dived, so not sure what the love fest is all about. HE WAS PURE SHIT and some will hang their hat on that he will come good next season which i do not believe so, he is not suited to pl.

We could have bought a winger for 8 mill and got the same sort of performances.

8.) 28 May 2015 19:22:07
I think you are missing my point GCU. Despite how poor Di Maria has been, without him we would directly have 15 less goals. Young contributes barely anything in the final third except covering ground, whereas Di Maria can contribute 10 assists (the second most in the league) and 5(?) goals despite playing poorly and being on the bench half of the time. That is the sign of a great player and if he gets better, more technically proficient and aware players alongside him like Gundogan he will justify his price tag. Even now he still contributed more than Young in attack by a long way. None of our players are aware pass and move/fluid types of players that Di Maria thrives off except for Mata and they can't feed off each other because they are on opposite flanks. The Mata goal against Liverpool would be a frequent occurrence of we can get more of those players in this summer and Di Maria can get settled to stay.
If Di Maria had kept his early form up would have won the PFA player of the year award, strange how most people seem to forget his first few months at the club before the break in. In summary - as bad as Di Maria has been, he has still been better/more important than Young who shouldn't be starting for a club with our ambition and stature.




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05 Feb 2016 16:14:10
we're now partnering with 20th century fox. perhaps Ed think this will make up for the lack of Hollywood signings.
This is getting ridiculous.


1.) 05 Feb 2016 18:23:13
Why is it ridiculous?

2.) 05 Feb 2016 22:39:33
Say what you like about woody but that bloke could screw money out of anything a financial genius.

3.) 06 Feb 2016 04:18:33
That utd-deadpool advert is pretty cool.



02 Oct 2015 14:28:43
Ed could you tell us which club Martial turned down to sign for us? Just heard the Monaco president saying that they got a better offer from another team but Martial only wanted United.


{Ed002's Note - I am afraid there is some bravado here.}

1.) 02 Oct 2015 23:46:18
Accrington Stanley

2.) 03 Oct 2015 07:03:24
Who are they?

3.) 03 Oct 2015 09:35:40



11 Sep 2015 16:06:26
De Gea using Madrid to get a better Contract? Lol, jokes aside, glad he is staying, even if he does want to return to SPain eventually. Perhaps he will end up at Barca instead.




03 Sep 2015 10:40:48
I'd say we had a good window overall, though it's disappointing we couldn't get a real marquee signing. Schweinsteiger doesn't count for me, he's not the player he use to be. Though the Martial fee is a bit high, I still think it could be good business and the ABU press reaction is just typical. It is a £36m fee but the add ons only kick in if he wins the ballon D'or/is top scorer in the league/we win the league. If any of those happen then i'd happily spend a few extra million!
Ed, there have been stories now that Real will refuse to do any business with United going forward. Is that true? Bale would likely become impossible then.


1.) 03 Sep 2015 11:49:22
Of course that isn't true, think about it logically, it would make no sense for them not to do business with us if we were the highest bidder for any player.

2.) 03 Sep 2015 22:10:05
Why should RM refuse to do business with us when they extracted a King's Ransom for Di Maria and scuppered the deal with De Gea. If anything, we should think very carefully about doing business with them.
Red Setter



19 Jul 2015 14:32:20
Ed could you give your opinion on Fellaini I.e do you think he's part of LVGs plans or do you think he will be sold? Cheers


{Ed007's Note - If he stays he's going to really struggle to get a starting spot so I wouldn't be surprised to see him move on.}




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13 Jun 2017 15:02:28
We wanted Matic last summer but Chelsea wouldn't sell. Can't see that changing.




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12 Jun 2017 16:45:41
I think many here are really underrating Dier. He's never going to dribble past players like Pogba for example, but his passing and work rate are brilliant. He's at least as good as Carrick was at that age.




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11 Jun 2017 19:11:56
Fabinho has played at right back more than midfield though. He only played midfield this season.


{Ed004's Note - I think he's far better in midfield though}



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11 Jun 2017 18:54:05
I was hoping for both as Fabinho can also play at right back and Dier can also cover as a centre back.


{Ed004's Note - I think Jose will look to sign specialists. So I'd rather Fabinho and someone like Semedo for that money}



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02 Mar 2017 14:53:54
Or rashford can replace him an drew we can't strengthen elsewhere like cb, lb and a holding midfielder.





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