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04 Dec 2017 12:13:59
Hi Eds. Just wondering do you expect Manchester United to attempt and get either or both Alexis Sanchez and Ozil in either the January transfer window or this summer?


{Ed002's Note - I cannot answer sensibly about when transfers will happen but MU have not shown any interest in Alexis Sanchez. Oezil might be a possibility at some point.}

1.) 04 Dec 2017 16:21:38
Wish we had purchased Sanchez in the summer
Yeah would had possibly been ยฃ50m as in last year of contract, however weโ€™d be so much stronger this year going forward.
If had the choice this coming summer when both are free, Iโ€™d still only take Sanchez. Ozil half of the time you forget heโ€™s on the pitch
Should Zlatan not extend another year, use some of his wages to lure Sanchez.

2.) 04 Dec 2017 18:35:39
Thank Ed002 as always.



11 Mar 2017 20:41:04
Hi Eds

Is their any chance you could please update us on the situation regarding our keeper David De Gea?

Obviously the Madrid rumors won't go away and their been recent news that United are willing to offer a new contract for him, thanks.


{Ed002's Note - I am not aware that there has been any change. He is still of interest to Real Madrid but not their first choice.}

1.) 11 Mar 2017 21:15:18
I will gladly take that answer, thanks Ed002.

2.) 16 Mar 2017 15:07:46
Is their first choice now Courtois ed002? Thanks.

{Ed002's Note - Yes but he won't be moving there this summer.}



27 Feb 2017 12:05:34
Hi Eds

Just wondering regarding the recent paper talk regarding Neymar to United, is it something that could happen this summer, do you think Neymar would be willing to leave Barcelona if say United meet his buy out clause?

Also is Griezmann still a player that interests Mourinho and United?


{Ed002's Note - (a) No, I would not expect Neymar to be joining Manchester United in the Summer. (b) Neymar is in a complex situation at present and I would not expect him to want to leave Barcelona this summer. (c) Neymar does not have a "buy out" clause. (d) I have explained about Griezmann on plenty of occasions and Mourinho wanted Griezmann at Chelsea and continued to want him at Manchester United. He will however be aware of why Chelsea's interest eased off and will be thinking about that - and with the move to a new stadium, that will also be a consideration.}

1.) 27 Feb 2017 12:21:48
Thanks Eds002

My apologies didn't use the correct terminology, I meant a release clause, that wasn't clear on my part

Thanks for the information, much appreciated.

{Ed002's Note - The "release clause" is of no direct relevance to Manchester United Shane.}

2.) 27 Feb 2017 12:42:30
Thanks Eds002, is it possible the release clause then is regarding Real Madrid

Also wondering would you possibly be doing another United sharkpod towards the summer?

{Ed002's Note - All players in Spain have "release clauses" as it is required by their local rules. There will be further Sharkopods.}

3.) 27 Feb 2017 13:01:16
Thanks Ed, have a nice day.

{Ed002's Note - It has just started raining.}

4.) 27 Feb 2017 13:06:04
You must be in Manchester then lol.

5.) 27 Feb 2017 13:13:40
Ed002 there is really only one of you in this world. I was laughing so hard as I read your response. I'd think you are "The Special One"! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚.



13 Dec 2015 13:16:44
Just heard that the board are going to be having a emergency team meeting tomorrow morning 8am to discuss the club future

Rumors are United have stepped up interest for Guardiola as well to take over.


1.) 13 Dec 2015 13:28:10

Thanks, I hope they are quick and decisive. I felt yesterday that he had lost the dressing room.

I posted earlier that LVG's fall out with a senior person (a board member? ) as explained by the Eds could become significant if there is a decision to be made.

2.) 13 Dec 2015 13:42:45
Taking a hunch I would say he be given a ultimatum to improve or else, he have around 5 games or so to show improvements

I definitely think that he will either be gone by end of the season or at the end of the season, I expect United to officially go after Pep in the next coming weeks

Sources, a few fans forums, they tend to be legit, to be honest doesn't take a rocket scientist to know that their a serious problem and with around 8/9 out of 10 fans calling for his head, his days are numbered.

3.) 13 Dec 2015 14:00:53
I don't think LVG will handle an ultimatum as the board would hope. For the first time I hope he lives up to expectations and acts like the stubborn man he is, leaving them no choice but to drop the axe.

We need to be decisive. The league is still winnable, another month and it won't be.

4.) 13 Dec 2015 14:18:38
Why di you lot want rid of lvg? Is it everything else or the style of football? I'm sure pep emplores pretty much the same style slow possesion based style. Why would you change to him, wouldn't you prefer an attacking coach?

5.) 13 Dec 2015 14:24:33
I agree I think we can still win the league at this moment of time, it's up for the taking, problem is City and Arsenal are winning games and we can't afford to fall more than 9 points behind them (currently 4 points behind Arsenal)

Van Gaal might be stubborn but not daft, only way he go now if United board sack him which = pay out, this is this last "job" so he wants a nice pay day before he "retires" I still think he go and be a consultant for the Netherlands national team after this job

Also another point, has Giggs not spoken to Swansea yet incase he LVG is indeed sacked and is asked to take charge for the next 6 months.

6.) 13 Dec 2015 14:32:01
The issue with me Paulo96 is the style we playing this season so far has been "bad" and the leaks of "unhappiness" coming out from certain players, I'm not one for sacking managers and believe you should be given a chance able to turn it around however their is a issue as their a "poison" and it's the manager, I said it once and I will keep saying it, LVG situation reminds me of Mourinho time of Madrid (without the influential agent)

7.) 13 Dec 2015 16:04:26
Shane, I hope this isn't made up rubbish because the really brightened my day!

8.) 13 Dec 2015 17:00:30
I hope so too, I think with us going out of Europe (CL) and getting beat by no disrespect a "easy" team

This has been long overdue, if it doesn't happen then I be disappointed.

9.) 13 Dec 2015 18:22:41
fake twitter accounts involved in this shane?

10.) 13 Dec 2015 23:18:40
I hope not, the fan forums I usually go on are pretty reliable, I definitely think their will be some sort a emergency meeting tomorrow, again it could be a ultimatum situation ie book your ideas or your out situation, I hope he get sacked personally and fingers crossed it is that.

11.) 14 Dec 2015 10:10:30
I was LvG's biggest supporter up to the last week, giving him the benefit of the doubt because he's been brought in to rebuild more than anything else; however, I think he's lost the dressing room now and is beginning to implode.

So, what with the league being so open and United still in the race, I hope the board have the guts to make a decision now to bring Ancellotti in now.

12.) 14 Dec 2015 10:28:45
Personally I hope we don't get Pep, since he does also like his teams to play possession football, although his version is a bit less boring to watch.

However, a big part of the problem for me is not just the playstyle, but misuse of his players. Biggest example being Herrera. Does he think Herrera can't keep possession? Because Herrera is probably our best central midfielder for possession football or for attacking football, but he's barely being used.

13.) 14 Dec 2015 15:30:38
I think Ander under Pep would flourish and be the 2nd coming of Iniesta.

14.) 14 Dec 2015 20:59:57
The twitter account that is reported to be a BBC journalist is claimed to be fake. Plus, as much as most of us would like LVG to be sacked, the truth is that an announcement would have to be made to the NYSE before any step of that magnitude could be made.

Let's also not forget that Giggs didn't have a great record in the games that he managed after Moyes' departure and there is a long way to go in this season.

Ancelotti has made it clear that whilst he would like to manage us, he doesn't want a job mid season.

That said, I think LVG does have to go, his 'philosophy' is all smoke and mirrors, the players have obviously lost all faith and I assume that they are playing poorly to try and force him out, especially as he said he would resign if he lost the dressing room.




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17 Nov 2017 15:26:51
Just bought Martin Edwards Autobiography. Worth a read for any Manchester United fan.




24 May 2017 22:41:42
WINNERS! That felt good, we back in the Champions League were we belong, like Jose I'm ready to go on my holidays lol.




02 Apr 2017 18:02:21
Slightly disappointing performance yesterday, really needed to win yesterday, still a chance of a top 4 but they making hard on themselves

Interesting with all the stuff Mourinho has said in the last few days, looks like their a number of players who are not at the United and Mourinho required level to make it here, personally looks like Mourinho "jedi mind powers" are taking place in that he slowly rebuilding the team in his image.


1.) 02 Apr 2017 18:41:49
Only slighly disappointing?

I thought we were quite poor and short of any ideas. Lots off huff and puff but evident we are a team dependent a few key man and the second string can't win games against decent opposition even at home.

2.) 02 Apr 2017 19:45:13
I think we have a team that struggles without Ibrahmovic present, we a team without leaders who can grab the game by the horns and grind a result, Mourinho will address it over the summer

I won't be surprise if we see the likes of Persic, Lindeof, Manolas, Kroos players who are Mourinho players come in this summer, it's obvious that the players come before Mourinho can't do the job, sorry to be harsh but just stating facts, only a handful of players I would keep.

3.) 02 Apr 2017 19:50:32
X files, Zlatans goal have papered over a lot of cracks in the squad.
Initially I believed that some of the likes of Rooney, Smalling, Fellaini, Valencia, Young and Carrick should be kept but I'm beginning to think we need to sell most our old guard.

Simply because they are all 6/ 10 players. Martial is having bad games and his form is suffering but he still has quality and can improve, same for Rashford.
I really think we must sell 5-6 of our old squad players and rebuild.

Its been 3 seasons of this atrocious football from some players. We have lowered our standards and I am. very pro selling them as never make any progress.
Personally, I'll sell Rooney, Young, Smalling, Carrick and Januzaj (with a buyback clause) . We need to learn how to play games without Carrick holding as we all know he's really really good but is he world class? Was he ever?

4.) 02 Apr 2017 19:57:29
That was our 8th draw at home .
The other 7 that ibra Mata and pogba etc played in where just as bad .

You can't make the excuse we drew because x y or z are missing because we have played just as bad with them .
We are 5th in the table not because of yesterday but because of all the other draws.
How much time have we spent in the top 4 this season .

5.) 02 Apr 2017 20:41:12
I expect come next weekend JM will start wrapping a few in cotton wool for the Europa and more or less make it obvious the top 4 has gone.

If I remember correctly I got 11 of those thumbs down on my comment after the lpool home game (pogbas handball) when I said we would finish 5 as there were at least 4 better teams than us in the league - that is still the case now.

We are slow, often lacking any penetration by getting in behind defences and our finishing woeful.

I am more optimistic about next year but I really don't get all the whinging about us blowing our top 4 chances if we don't do this and that - our chance was gone weeks ago when we showed time and time again we can't finish games off. a small worry for the Europa league where there might not be many chances in games.

6.) 02 Apr 2017 20:55:33
Under Moyes and LVG we got embarrassing loses. Embarrassing draws is a step up. ;)

7.) 02 Apr 2017 23:03:32
Liverpool are in a false position due to games played. We are still well and truly in a fight for top four. We won't be if the whole club simply throws the towel in because it looks difficult.

8.) 03 Apr 2017 08:58:22
Lfc fan in peace. There's still a long way to go regarding top 4 and we have a history of shooting ourselves in the foot so I'm taking absolutely nothing for granted. However when u say we're in a false position because of games played, yes we have played more but we've played all of the top 6 maybe 7 home and away, I believe you still have a fair few of the big boys to play.

9.) 03 Apr 2017 09:48:22
True, but then haven't you guys got a better record against the top teams but struggle to beat the lesser lights? Also your demanding style of play may catch up with some of your players before the end of the season. Injuries and tired legs could be your down fall.

I feel the top three are pretty much locked, Chelsea, Spurs and City have consistently played the best football and got the results to match. That leave us Liverpool and Arsenal fighting it out for 4th place.

It'll be an interesting finish to the season but if I'm honest I'd rather win the Europa league than get 4th place. There's glory in winning trophies but not in finishing 4th. The only point in finishing 4th is to get UCL football but you get that for winning the Europa league anyway.

10.) 03 Apr 2017 10:10:34
"Weโ€™ve had matches here with Zlatan that we drew. He lost [missed] a penalty in a game to win it 2-1 [against Bournemouth]. He lost chances like other people did too, so I cannot say now that if Zlatan and Mata played today [against West Brom], we win the game. I cannot say that. I cannot say that at all.

"What I can say is that Jones and Smalling, they would not play better than Bailly and Rojo did. Pogba and Herrera could not play better than Fellaini and Carrick did. That I can say for sure. "Jose.

11.) 03 Apr 2017 10:34:27
Yes snappy, you're absolutely right about the teams we have struggled against- that's why I'm really not taking a single thing for granted! You're in a similar mindset to us last year with regards the Europa league, except you have better prospects of 4th than we did. I'd much rather win the trophy than finish 4th but I would issue some caution with that. Klopp basically wrote off top 4 and put all his eggs into the europa league and we just couldn't quite get over the line. In some ways it's worse for you I think cause 4th place is definitely not gone, what do I see Jose doing when the games come back round and you have a prem game at the weekend?

12.) 03 Apr 2017 10:55:25
Shappy, City are hardly nailed on for a 3rd place finish. Have u seen how they defend? They make LFC's defenders look world class at times, plus the fighting instinct and grit is simply not there during Pep's time at City. They will finish 4th i think. LFC will get 3rd place imo. 5 wins out of the remaining 8 games and we will be over the finish line for a 3rd place finish. The other clubs fighting for UCl qualification have many games against each other so lots of points will be dropped in those games which gives LFC a big advantage.

13.) 03 Apr 2017 12:59:12
Indian makes a good point, a lot of the teams around the scouse play each other so will drop points.



02 Apr 2017 18:02:21
Slightly disappointing performance yesterday, really needed to win yesterday, still a chance of a top 4 but they making hard on themselves

Interesting with all the stuff Mourinho has said in the last few days, looks like their a number of players who are not at the United and Mourinho required level to make it here, personally looks like Mourinho "jedi mind powers" are taking place in that he slowly rebuilding the team in his image.




10 Mar 2017 20:06:57
A unusual question I would like to ask the Eds and the members

Just wondering what's your personal opinion on Jose Mourinho as a manager? Also if you have ever met and talk to him in person what he like to be around

Just trying to get a another type of opinion of him, I have countless read books and articles regarding him

If it's a awkward question feel free not to answer it



{Ed002's Note - He is a very good and very committed guy. I am not sure what you are looking for. He is bright and intelligent.}

1.) 10 Mar 2017 23:52:40
Thanks for your opinion Ed002, I must of read countless different opinions regarding Mourinho from his early days upto now

It was more to do to get a sense if he really is the right man for this job, I like Mourinho a lot, he the nearest carnation to Sir Alex, their was a time I was a little conflicted bout him (was to do with the Casillas/ Ramos situation and how he supposedly created a "divide" within the team) But I have to put my hands up and admit I got that completely wrong

Anyway it's good to hear that from a opinion that I can very much trust.

{Ed002's Note - It is an uncomfortable situation for him but he is committed.}




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10 Dec 2017 08:25:55
I question his desire. He agreed to join United then cancelled it the last minute making the club look foolish. Saying he couldn't leave Atletico in the lurch. Move on from him.




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09 Dec 2017 16:13:56
He had his chance last summer. Personally I would question his desire. Don't want him at United now. Ferguson wouldn't bother with him again. Hope Jose doesn't too. It shows we are weak if we do sign him.




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08 Dec 2017 19:30:01
Can't see it happening. Think we going to have to plod on regarding left backs until the summer

What everyone thoughts on Dortmund Raphael Guerriero? Would anyone like to see him join and what position you have him playing?




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08 Dec 2017 16:34:03
Duncan Castles is very close to Jose. Recently wrote a book on him. He does a transfer podcast as well.


{Ed004's Note - Really hoping there is some truth in it. Valencia/Young and Sandro/Shaw are good wide options for the rest of the season}



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08 Dec 2017 09:25:57
Heard Chelsea were favourites for him.





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08 Dec 2017 09:26:33
Lol I share my birthday with Alan Shearer.




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07 Dec 2017 23:47:34
We must not lose. Can't afford to go another 3 points behind. He might set up to draw.

City have a fantastic first 11 (probably the best in the league) but lack depth and quality after that. I personally think United have the better squad. Think Mourinho might set up to frustrate and stop City and steal a win towards the end of the game.




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07 Dec 2017 23:43:44
Old Trafford is more of a traditional stadium than all these modern stadiums. Having been numerous of times to matches and doing stadium tours.

General consensus is that they want to keep the tradition within the club. It does indeed look dated in certain sections. Definitely the red flooring that's looks like more 60s than anything.




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07 Dec 2017 23:36:13
Very harsh comment coming now, I understand that the great Gigi Buffon is retiring this year but finishing 4th overall. I'm sorry but the legend has been pretty much consistent throughout his career but he lost his statue as the best keeper in the world a few years ago. I personally felt this year was the year in a while that their wasn't really a obvious winner.




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07 Dec 2017 23:37:54
Happy to donate but unfortunately won't be able to play.