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25 Nov 2017 01:28:21
Outs: Darmian, Smalling, Blind, Shaw, Fellaini, Carrick (Retire? ), Mkhitaryan and Ibrahimovic

Promote: Demi Mitchell, Tuanzebe, Fosu-Mensah, A. Pereira

Buy: LB (Rose/ Tierney), RB (Joao Cancelo, Meunier), CM (Cesc/ Milinkovic Savic), AM (Ozil), RW (Pulisic) CF (Lewandowski)

What do you guys think of this? or What would you change?

On a personal note, would love it if we could strengthen them six positions, promote youth like we've always done and get rid of the deadwood. And is it me or don't you think we need a right winger more than we need a left winger? we look utterly hopeless on the right every game, most of our attacks stem down the left as it is.


1.) 25 Nov 2017 03:55:46
I don't know what Mr Mourinho thinks, but we do need RW than a LW.
Buy; LB-Rose, RB- Fabinho though is playing as mid now, CM- Sergej/ Soler/ Max Lopez, AM-Lorenzo Peregrin, RW-Malcom/ Dybala (He is versatile), CF-let Rashford play on his natural position, sharing the place with Lukaku.

2.) 25 Nov 2017 08:11:11
I would let Darmian, Shaw, Fellaini, Smalling, Carrick, Zlatan, Mata and Mkhitaryan all leave. However I would extent Blind's contract and keep him. He offers good squad coverage at CB, LB and CM, and to be honest without ever being spectacular he rarely let's us down.

I would promote Tuanzebe, Andreas Pereira and Scott McTominay.

I would bring in Rose, Meunier, either Milinkovic-Savic or Goretzka, then I wouldn't look for a striker but two creative forwards, my choices would be Lemar and Willian.

GK- DDG, Romero, J. Pereira.
FB- Valencia, Meunier, Rose, Blind, Young.
CB- Bailly, Jones, Rojo, Lindelof, Tuanzebe.
CM- Matic, Pogba, Herrera, Goretzka/ Milinkovic-Savic, McTominay.
AM/ W- Lemar, Willian, Lingard, A. Pereira.
ST- Lukaku, Martial, Rashford.

3.) 25 Nov 2017 16:50:02
i personally would be reluctant to let Luke Shaw leave until i have seen him play a consistent run of games in the first team

out: Darmian, Young, Fellaini, J Pereira, Mkhitaryan, Herrera, Carrick, Ibrahimovic, Blind/ Smalling, Borthwick-Jackson

In: Fabiano/ Florenzi/ Meunier/ Bellerin, Sessegnon, Milinkovic-Savic, Ozil/ Dybala.

4.) 26 Nov 2017 16:28:45
What is the level of grading to label a player as "deadwood", how does a player get into the deadwood bracket? And what are the other levels of player if 1 level has a category of dead wood?



10 Nov 2017 13:00:36
Any truth in Herrera reaching an agreement with Atletico Madrid Ed002?


{Ed002's Note - They can agree a pre-contract before the New Year but there is no secret that they would like to take him in the summer when he is out of contract.}

1.) 10 Nov 2017 13:37:07
Thanks Ed, hopefully Saul comes the other way.

{Ed002's Note - No that won't be happening.}

2.) 10 Nov 2017 13:47:00
My sarcasm eludes the masses.

3.) 10 Nov 2017 14:10:46
"Better Call" him to make sure Scholesy.

4.) 10 Nov 2017 14:32:38
Not good enough for us, his words, not mine.

5.) 10 Nov 2017 17:29:35
Do we have that 1 year option to extend.

Then at least we can get some kind of fee if he goes.

{Ed002's Note - you cannot do that.}

6.) 10 Nov 2017 19:00:26
Fair enough, thanks for the reply.

7.) 10 Nov 2017 21:38:37
good player but I think we will buy another cm or 2 this summer along with a number 10 and a left back possible Rose in january.

8.) 11 Nov 2017 04:31:02
Ed002 I thought Herrera had a 1 year extension clause.

{Ed002's Note - A club cannot invoke that and then sell the player.}

9.) 11 Nov 2017 11:23:21
Reports we are extending the contracts of Mata Herrera blind and young.

{Ed002's Note - So no players coming in then.}

10.) 11 Nov 2017 11:40:53
So is it not true we are about extend there deals .

{Ed002's Note - I have no idea whether Manchester United will do or not, but the point is simple, if players stay others don't arrive.}

11.) 11 Nov 2017 14:15:12
It's been made clear to Jose that if he wants new players then he must sell the players he doesn't want. Problem for Jose is he can tell Ed Woodward who can go, but players can refuse moves and a lot of the time MU players are on silly salaries and buying clubs will not offer an acceptable amount for the player to leave. So Jose may well want Perisic and Milinkovic-Savic for example, but if no one buys Mata and Herrera, then he will need to use what we have.

We are not City or PSG, we cannot buy everyone and loan everyone out.

12.) 11 Nov 2017 15:03:43
I think MU will activate all their one-year clauses personally. But only so they don't lose them on free transfers. We'll see.

13.) 12 Nov 2017 12:06:25
I think if you read between the lines of ed2 quotes players will be leaving so others can come in.



01 Nov 2017 09:32:09
Are United no longer interested in Griezmann Ed?


{Ed002's Note - They are still interested.}

1.) 01 Nov 2017 12:06:11

2.) 01 Nov 2017 13:48:49
Not seen much of atletico this time but how is Griezmann playing at the mo?

{Ed001's Note - awful from what I have seen mate.}

3.) 01 Nov 2017 15:04:14
needs a new start doesn’t he 😉😂 hoping that’s just his mind elsewhere and not a permanent drop off in form anyway.

{Ed001's Note - he does not want to be there any more so that is probably the problem.}

4.) 02 Nov 2017 06:04:46
Hi Ed001,

If AM were to drop out of the Champions League group, would it be likely that he leaves in January?

{Ed001's Note - it is perfectly possible he does anyway. The only reason he stayed in the summer was because Atleti were unable to do a deal for Diego Costa.}



02 Oct 2017 21:55:48
Is there anything in the 'reports' that we could sign Özil on a free at the end of season Ed002? can't seem to find anything about it with the search function? Thanks.


{Ed002's Note - Efforts are being made right now to see what interest there will be in a January sale and at this time I am only aware of one side indicating they wish to discuss the possibility - and it is not MU.}

1.) 03 Oct 2017 09:07:21
Nice one Ed, hope we show some interest, class player.

{Ed002's Note - He is not a typical Mourinho player - but if MU were to make an offer in January it is possible a deal could be done.}

2.) 03 Oct 2017 12:05:25
Top player on his day, but I hope we stay clear to be honest, better players out there that suit us more than Ozil.

3.) 03 Oct 2017 12:06:55
He's eligible for UCL football so I can see this happening. He would play midfield where we are short. Three man midfield at times with Pogba and Matic. Competition for Herrera.

Doubt we'd pay £50m for him if he wasn't going for cheap, but as a bargain we will go for him. Maybe even Sanchez too with City being his most likely destination.

{Ed002's Note - He isn't eligible for CL.}

4.) 03 Oct 2017 12:15:41
Just want to see him at the level he was at during his time in Madrid, maybe Jose can get the best out of him again🤞🏻.

5.) 03 Oct 2017 12:38:49
I think with it coming down to signing on fees and wages. We as a club can match anyone so would be very surprised if we didn't contact either player via their representatives and let them know our interest. What we would be willing to offer them. Whether they were interested is another matter.

6.) 03 Oct 2017 13:26:46
He could come in to play for PL rotating with the team and we can have others for CL games as well. Remember if we are competing in all front we need a expansive team. One which we have backups etc in case of injuries and/ or fatigue. He could potentially lead he charge for the FA and League Cup games.
I may be wrong but happy to hear other opinions.

7.) 03 Oct 2017 14:02:25
Yeah because a top class player is going to sign to play league cup football.

8.) 03 Oct 2017 12:34:34
Ed002, Oh okay, I thought with Arsenal being in the Europa. Have rules been changed in recent times or has this always been the rule?

{Ed002's Note - they changed.}

9.) 03 Oct 2017 18:52:33
Has he played for Arsenal in europe this season. I didn't think so which means he would be able to play for us if we did sign him.

10.) 03 Oct 2017 21:18:28
Correct oxford. But if he played in europa league he wouldn't be available. If arsenal intend selling him in jan they won't cup tie him i'd imagine as it decreases his value and would reduce the amount of possible suitors.



14 Jul 2017 15:14:35
First bid of £65m for Alexis Sanchez! Hope he signs for us.


1.) 14 Jul 2017 15:45:11
For him to sign for we need to put a bid in for him and I can only assume this "65m" bid is a twitter ITK account so it's more than likely bull💩.

I do hope it's true but I highly doubt this one.

2.) 14 Jul 2017 16:38:22
He would be the best signing we would make this summer but it's not happening. I hope he doesn't go to City though because if he does they would potentially have the best group of attacking players in Europe with him, Aguero, Jesus, Sane, De Bruyne and both Silva's.

3.) 14 Jul 2017 17:00:19
Rjmanutd, how could you forget the mighty Sterling! 😂.

4.) 14 Jul 2017 19:41:33
I know. I didn't want to mention Sterling because it pains me that we lack a player with so much end product and consistency. If only we had a player with that amount of pace who could get fans out of their seats only to sit down in frustration 3 seconds later when they realise he's gone 10 yards out of play and been tackled by the ball boy, we'd be nailed on for the league.




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24 Nov 2017 21:47:11
Did Ed002 mention anything about Ozil in the Sharkopod? Thanks.


{Ed004's Note - Yes I think he was mentioned}

1.) 25 Nov 2017 00:46:46
I wouldn't be surprised to see Ozil run his contract down and leave for free in the summer. I wouldn't be surprised if we haven't offered him a contract offer either. Via a representative of his of course. I suspect Ozil's reps are asking for a tidy amount in wages and signing on fee. Would like to see MU offer Sanchez a great offer too as a player like him in today's market, at his age would cost £80m+ if he had four years left on his current deal. Although I see City or PSG as more viable destinations. Arsenal fans must be devastated knowing they'll lose two top players, more than likely for nothing too.

2.) 25 Nov 2017 03:14:52
Syd in my humble opinion if Arsenal were to sell Alexis it would be in this order:
- Man Utd
- Man City
Obviously they wouldn’t want to sell to any PL clubs but I am quite confident at least Wenger would rather us since there has been reciprocity between the 2 clubs? Eg RVP, Welbeck. I am not so sure about Wenger and Jose though since there was some bad blood before 🤣.
But yes would be good to have Alexis in Man Utd albeit his talent. Again I can’t vouch for attitude or character but talent-wise anytime.

3.) 25 Nov 2017 04:27:55
I have a feeling we are bottom of that list tbh. We haven't made a move for him (i don't think) and i'd assume its because he's nit interested in us at all.

I would love him at UTD, he is one of the best players in the league.

4.) 25 Nov 2017 01:10:40
Any chance i can find out what Ed002 said without sounding rude? Just really want to see Ozil at Utd, especially under Jose.

{Ed002's Note - He said Oezil would need to think twice if there were an offer from MU.}

5.) 25 Nov 2017 09:12:02
Is ozil not off to Barcelona.

{Ed002's Note - There is no agreement with anyone.}

6.) 25 Nov 2017 10:35:51
666 - Wenger will have zero input bud. Sanchez and Özil are in full control of their own destiny. Much like Fellaini can go where he likes this summer if he isn't sold in January. Again his decision if he stays or leaves this January.

7.) 25 Nov 2017 10:56:19
Im not sold on ozil. can't decide if he would add what's needed to our squad but sanchez is a a definite yes but as above i don't thi k hs interested in UTD.



15 Nov 2017 18:03:30
Seeing that the Griezmann deal is looking difficult for United, any interest in Dybala Ed002?


{Ed002's Note - The problem is not going forward.}

1.) 16 Nov 2017 12:08:59
Ah thanks Ed002.

{Ed002's Note - Having checked this morning it is clear Dybala wants to move elsewhere and I suspect interest has now gone from MU. There is a quick and dirty Sharkopod coming later today.}

2.) 16 Nov 2017 14:42:18
Great to hear ed!

3.) 16 Nov 2017 15:27:17
Thats how i like my women ed002

"Quick and dirty"

4.) 16 Nov 2017 16:01:10
Just how we like it Ed! Looking forward to it.



12 Nov 2017 15:05:38
Is Griezmann off to Barcelona? Thought Ed002 said we're still interested in him? Such a shame if we don't get him.


{Ed002's Note - Try the European pages.}



10 Nov 2017 14:40:18
Ed002 mentioned we're looking at a LB, CB, CM, LW and ST, surprised we're not looking for a RW, we are so poor on that side of the pitch, especially with Valencia being so one-dimensional. Would love to see Pulisic here next season, would make sense if we bought a top quality LB (Alex Sandro, Tierney, Alaba (unlikely) ) and pair them with Martial/ Rashford instead of going for Perisic and Pulisic and Valencia on the right. Get rid of the deadwood in the squad, get in Griezmann and Milinkovic-Savic, reckon that would be good enough to win the league.




30 Sep 2017 23:44:49
I know its two weeks away yet, but what do you guys think is the best way to beat the scouser's? Defensive minded etc or completely match up to them man to man and attack?


1.) 01 Oct 2017 02:41:26
Pogba being out could actually be a blessing.

Herrera, Miki Mata midfield is slightly more defensive but plenty still going forward.

I would stick with Mata plus the form player of Rashford and Martial assuming everyone is fit.

I like the look of Young at left back, but he might get caught out defensively.

Definitely need to take them on, but Jose will not play open and expansive, no way.

2.) 01 Oct 2017 03:01:27
Prob best to give them a 2 goal head start and let them mess it up from there.

3.) 01 Oct 2017 03:06:47
Jose will know best. i'd rather go at them try to exoose their weakness but if jose parks the bus and we win 1 nil then i'd be delighted.

4.) 01 Oct 2017 05:13:40
We need to keep in mind that liverpool are at their best when teams go out and have a go at them. Best way to beat them is tactically. I believe Jose will setup the Jose way.

5.) 01 Oct 2017 07:01:28
We need to be sensible but I think their defence is very suspect so we should get after them. Our attack is looking good and we should be confident in their ability to unsettle their defence.

6.) 01 Oct 2017 12:50:07
We have the speed to do them on the counter. If we can beat their press our attack can expose their defense which always sits high up the pitch. Personally I have no doubt well will beat them.

{Ed025's Note - i have massive doubts TAS..

7.) 01 Oct 2017 13:09:48
I think we will play it tight as you don't go away to anfield and go gungho. They are very suspect defensively if you play it the right way. Mane and coutinho are the the players we need to keep in check. the rest of that team will not pose too many problems for us.

8.) 02 Oct 2017 21:06:48
How is this even a question? Play Mourinho football, prob a 5 man backline so the fb can lay on Mane and Salah, with Herrera and Matic as a shield for the 5 man defence. Play long balls on Lukaku, win a couple set pieces (50/ 50 scoring chanse against liverpool) . Easy pickings.




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10 Nov 2017 14:32:38
Not good enough for us, his words, not mine.




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10 Nov 2017 13:47:00
My sarcasm eludes the masses.




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10 Nov 2017 13:37:07
Thanks Ed, hopefully Saul comes the other way.


{Ed002's Note - No that won't be happening.}



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03 Oct 2017 12:15:41
Just want to see him at the level he was at during his time in Madrid, maybe Jose can get the best out of him again🤞🏻.





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10 Dec 2017 18:46:07
I got annihilated on this site when i said Lukaku isn't good enough for United in the summer, he is just dreadful, nothing good about his game at all, barely won a single header, gifted them two goals, missed a sitter by hitting it straight at Ederson, never ever should have bought him. Disappeared against all the top teams this season, and his touch my oh my.




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10 Dec 2017 18:46:07
I got annihilated on this site when i said Lukaku isn't good enough for United in the summer, he is just dreadful, nothing good about his game at all, barely won a single header, gifted them two goals, missed a sitter by hitting it straight at Ederson, never ever should have bought him. Disappeared against all the top teams this season, and his touch my oh my.




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07 Dec 2017 15:17:37
If it is down to trophies then Fabregas is the best midfielder in England. Talking about trophies, Ronaldo won the award for 2013 despite not winning a single trophy, but he scored the most goals, what's changed now?




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07 Dec 2017 15:06:23
The Ballon d'or is an individual trophy, not team. You just cannot argue with the fact that Leo is better than Ronaldo, he is mesmerising to watch, his dribbling, vision etc, compared to Ronaldo who waits in the box for 90 minutes. And he won the Euros in 2016 pal, not in 2017, this Ballon d'or is for the 2017 calendar year.




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02 Dec 2017 15:48:24
Which Central Midfielders are we looking at Ed002?


{Ed002's Note - I explained it all in the Sharkopod. Try there.}