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Where from: Mumbai, India

Favourite player: Cristiano Ronaldo

Best team moment: Winning the UEFA Champions League in 2008



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02 Nov 2016 08:13:56
any chance you can help us with our January transfer targets?
What positions and players are we looking for?
Any chance we are looking for a forward too?
Please reply if you have time.


{Ed001's Note - off the top of my head, Guedes and Van Dijk are the two targets I have heard of. Winger and left sided centre back I would deduce are the priority from that.}

1.) 02 Nov 2016 10:39:00
Thanks Ed001 :)
I was hoping Vardy is one of our targets. I feel he is what we really need right now.

{Ed001's Note - not that I am aware of.}

2.) 02 Nov 2016 10:42:20
Thanks for the prompt reply again :)
Have a great day.

{Ed001's Note - you are very welcome mate, take care.}

3.) 02 Nov 2016 17:20:32
Opinions on van dijk ed?

The few times I've seen him he's looked decent but i don't know if that's because he has fonte next to him leading the back 4.

Or if he's able to make the step up from southampton to man utd even though current league positions doesn't suggest he has much stepping up to do.

{Ed001's Note - not my cup of tea mate. Most of the time when they concede a goal he is stood wildly out of position watching the play unfold, making no attempt to get back in. Technically and physically he is immense, but mentally he is too laid back and doesn't have that desire to throw himself in the way of things that you really need in the Prem.

He reminds me of Rio on a bad day, strolling round and not concentrating enough. Fonte is covering for him and even carrying him to an extent, in my opinion. I just don't see any chance of him ever getting that fire in his belly he needs to be truly top class, like Alderweireld, for instance, in the Prem.}

4.) 02 Nov 2016 21:53:23
What do we need vardy for? we have rashford, he's just not being utilised correctly.

5.) 03 Nov 2016 06:24:09
Rashford is a winger Stretford. So theoretically he is being played in his correct position.

6.) 03 Nov 2016 07:18:56
Rashford was a winger/ wide forward during large spells of his youth football but had actually started playing as a striker before his first team debut and showed a lot of promise there. He played most of his games last season in the first team as a striker and has scored more goals for us since his debut than any other player.

The lad is a striker, and should be playing as one as often as we can allow.

7.) 03 Nov 2016 08:50:20
My team is a league 1 side (shall remain nameless) and I have no real ongoing soft spots for any Prem side to be honest.

I do though like to be entertained so I tend to continually watch/ follow/ or wish well to the sides each year that are entertaining. Whilst your team is definitely not one of those so far this season, and again I'm not going to name any that I think are as I don't want to entice backlash and they are relatively obvious to the average observer anyway, I do believe you have the players in your squad to be so.

So I get a little frustrated when I see fans write about the need to bring in more resources instead of thinking or commenting more about how the club is going to make better use of the decent resources it has today.

As a parallel example: if the trains are not running because the signalmen are not doing their job well putting more trains on the rails is only going to compound the issue.

8.) 03 Nov 2016 10:49:38

Vardy is a completely different striker to Ibra.
A more logical version of your example would be: if trains are not running because of the signalmen (Ibra), you try and take the bus (Vardy) .

Rashford alone won't be enough to get us back. We need someone as Ibra and Rooney both are off form. Vardy has got pace and is clinical and experienced. Which is why I felt we should try to sign him.

Also, we lost falcao, RVP, Welbeck and Hernandez in the last 2 seasons. And we have only signed Martial and Ibra to replace them. We do need one more forward IMO.

9.) 03 Nov 2016 11:31:00
Angelred I completely disagree with you, yeh I'm aware he was brought up playing as a winger but he he is utilised to his best playing as a striker not as a winger as proven already, Paul scholes was a striker for the youth set up, Gary Neville a centre back, David beckham in central midfield but that's not where they were most effective and ended up playing when they were first team regulars.

10.) 03 Nov 2016 11:31:53
Vardy is also having a bit of a mare this season and it seems his talent was compounded by playing in a system that suited him. This season, playing alongside Slimani or as a lone striker, he's looked lost and drifted out wide more than being direct. His finishing seems to have dropped off a cliff, likely due to a decline in confidence, but still not exactly what we need. Rashford has outscored him this season playing in a wider role, so I don't see what Vardy brings that Rashford doesn't already possess. In Rashford and Martial we have two very talented, pacy and direct players who are still incredibly young. We looked better when Rash went up front with Ibra last week and I'd be inclined to try that for a whole game before looking to Vardy.

11.) 03 Nov 2016 12:13:07
Zaid - in my example they are both train! Different trains granted but both trains regardless. The signalmen are those (or maybe the special ONE) in control!

My point is - and it was not about Vardy who is OK but not brilliant IMO - you already have a group of players that could compete with the best in the league and be perhaps the best in the league if they were organised to do so.

Sort the organisation out first before getting more in to a disorganised or poorly organised tactically situation. Seems a a certain German guy just about 30 miles west on the M62 seems to be doing so with largely a group of arguably less talented (or at least as well known and expensive) resources many of who he inherited last season. Your guys, on the other hand, have already spend tons right?!

12.) 03 Nov 2016 13:23:53

I agree with your point that we should look at finding the right combination.

But my point was not about spending a fortune again. It's just about plugging the gaps now. If it was about spending huge sums again, I would have said we should sign Griezmann or Kane or Lukaku.
I suggested Vardy because he will be cheaper and realistic, and someone who can help us get into top 4 which we are currently struggling to achieve.

13.) 04 Nov 2016 10:47:55
My point is that the "gaps" are not in the resources but in the approach, style, tactics. Needs a bit of man management and motivational support!

14.) 05 Nov 2016 18:45:20
It's not about the style approach or tactics.
Three managers wouldn't fail to rectify that.
Especially LVG and now Mourinho.
The fact is that LVG bought poorly and sold poorly. Mourinho has bought decent players but there's need for more quality now. When that's done, the same manager with the same approach and tactics will have United playing well.



26 Aug 2015 05:52:09
Hi all,
read on twitter that we are going to sign Aymen Abdennour from Monaco. Any truth in this? Any chance of this happening at all? Eds, posters???


{Ed001's Note - there was certainly interest in him from the Prem, not heard of United being put amongst the interested parties before though. Newcastle and West Ham were the main suitors that were in the running I was told.}

1.) 26 Aug 2015 08:04:08
Thanks Ed001 :)

2.) 26 Aug 2015 08:11:16
Were Barca trying to sign him Ed?

{Ed001's Note - Valencia, not Barca, and Juve. All clubs are backing off over the price though.}

3.) 26 Aug 2015 10:10:56
Much respect Ed001 for your answers. We fully appreciate them!

{Ed001's Note - welcome mate.}




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27 Aug 2018 10:03:16
Had asked this earlier but didn't get posted.
Ed 01, if you can answer this.
Which 2 managers do you think would be able to bring United back on track, playing good football and winning trophies. I know Pep and Klopp are out of the list. But who would you appoint if it was your choice?


{Ed001's Note - Jardim or Nagelsmann.}

1.) 29 Aug 2018 21:43:11
Just saw this. Thanks a lot Ed 01 :)
If you have the time, could you tell why you chose those two?

{Ed001's Note - because they play good football, they are progressive and they coach players to become better, rather than look to buy success. Both of them would be happy to try and integrate players coming through from the academy, if they are good enough. They seem suited to United's identity.}

2.) 30 Aug 2018 13:05:32
Thanks a lot Ed!
Would be very happy if we got one of those. I have seen very little of Jardim's teams and nothing of Nagelsmann's but would be happy as they play good football.
Have a great day! :)

{Ed001's Note - you too mate.}



09 Aug 2018 16:54:21
Thanks a lot for all the updates and info Eds and fellow posters.
Now let's support the team. Hope we finish top 3 :)




23 Dec 2017 20:33:03
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all the Eds and fellow posters! Stay blessed :)




01 Sep 2017 08:13:00
Thanks to all the Eds for a great window.
A special thanks to ED2 for all the awesome updates and continuing to share info on our page in spite of some posters doing their best to piss him off.

Thanks to all the posters too to make it a great time. let's continue :)


{Ed002's Note - Thanks.}



19 Jun 2017 23:23:10
Just a warning to fellow posters.
Please do not keep asking the same questions on Ronaldo. You are just going to piss Ed2 off our page.

He has already said it's only likely to happen next year.

Please do not spoil this transfer window. It's not the same without Ed2's inputs.

And thanks a lot to Ed 2 and 1 for all your updates.
Really appreciate you guys taking time out to answer some absurd questions :)


{Ed002's Note - Just to be clear I did not say he would be moving to Manchester United next year.}

1.) 19 Jun 2017 23:38:33
Yes Ed. I meant any Ronaldo transfer is likely to happen next year. Didn't mean to United. :)

{Ed002's Note - They will not be selling for anything like a reasonable figure this year.}

2.) 20 Jun 2017 07:56:15
Well said Zaid and God I'm bored of this ronaldo stuff already, hoping we stick to our plans and try and sign our targets.




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09 Aug 2018 10:01:32
Hey Darv. Don't remember hearing about him.




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07 Aug 2018 11:49:00
Would love one of the below -




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05 Aug 2017 08:40:21
Agree with the Eds. United overpaid for Martial 2 years back.
Although City have overpaid for Walker, but at least he is one of the best RBs in the Premier League.
Martial isn't even close to being in the top 25 players in the Premier League in any attacking position.
And City paying more for Walker doesn't justify us paying more for Martial.


{Ed025's Note - the thing with walker is that he is the finished article zaid whether you rate him or not, martial was bought as potential and has yet to live up to expectations so for me the price paid was well over the top mate..



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26 Jul 2017 20:47:10
@rock the red
ED002 said there will be interest from both Manchester clubs if Bale were to be sold. I don't see any reason why Madrid won't sell to us if we agree to pay the fee.
But if I remember correctly, Ed001 said Bale doesn't want to play as a winger but only behind the striker. He even fell out with Ancelloti for this reason. Correct me if I am wrong pls.




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30 Jun 2017 23:01:13
Someone tweeted asking PSG to announce the signings of Pepe and Fabinho.
He got a reply from the official twitter handle of PSG. The reply was a smile emoticon :)





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30 Aug 2018 13:05:32
Thanks a lot Ed!
Would be very happy if we got one of those. I have seen very little of Jardim's teams and nothing of Nagelsmann's but would be happy as they play good football.
Have a great day! :)


{Ed001's Note - you too mate.}



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29 Aug 2018 21:43:11
Just saw this. Thanks a lot Ed 01 :)
If you have the time, could you tell why you chose those two?


{Ed001's Note - because they play good football, they are progressive and they coach players to become better, rather than look to buy success. Both of them would be happy to try and integrate players coming through from the academy, if they are good enough. They seem suited to United's identity.}



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20 Apr 2018 14:30:26
Ed001, that was hilarious.
Thanks for the post. Great read. :)


{Ed001's Note - thank you zaid. Just hoping we can get Ed007 to at least watch the right competition for the World Cup awards....}



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17 Nov 2017 10:03:45
Thank you soo much Ed02 :)




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02 Sep 2017 08:31:42
England aren't as good as they used to be during Shearer's or Lampard's days.
But we still have a few good players like Kane, Ali, Rashford, Walker and Sturridge.
It is the midfield and defense that I am worried about. No rocks like Terry, Rio, Lampard, Scholes, etc.
That was one of England's strengths in the last 2 decades.