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04 Jan 2021 20:54:57
Rojo to boca juniors? Not sure if accurate but Would make sense for him to finish his playing back in his natice argentina.

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04 Jan 2021 06:48:10
Moises Caicedo being strongly linked with us and looks like it's up to us to firm up our interest and conclude the deal. Do the EDs know anything regarding this?

{Ed002's Note - Try searching.}

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04 Jan 2021 11:32:38
It's looking like United will try and tie up a deal for Caicedo this window if possible. I know he has played international football for Ecuador, will getting a work permit for him be fairly straight forward?

{Ed002's Note - That is not how it works - it very much also takes account of the price paid and the wages.}

04 Jan 2021 13:50:25
Thanks Ed002, I'm far from an expert on international visas. I know in the past clubs have struggled to sign a player without international recognition. I'd imagine him representing his country will help and application, but appreciate that its far more nuanced than that.

{Ed002's Note - It is a points based system - exceptions can be made.}

03 Jan 2021 10:51:49
Hi Ed002

Appreciate your advice. Below you mentioned we agreed to complete the transfer of Amad Traore by December 31 to allow him to move in January subject to a Work Permit. Ole says he is looking forward to his arrival, yet there are stories in the press that Atalanta want to keep him, even want to just loan him to us for the rest of the season. Is this just noise or is there a change of position?

{Ed002's Note - I suspect there is a misunderstanding. Atalanta don't want to loan the player to MU they want to take him back on loan.}

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03 Jan 2021 11:23:46
Thanks Ed002

I would have thought going to all the trouble we have with the work permit/ passport that United would not want to do that.

03 Jan 2021 12:16:17
Red Man, not sure where you heard about a loan move to us. The deal was all agreed some time ago with only the paperwork left to be dealt with. He's our player now by the look of things but Atlanta want him to stay longer and want him loaned back for the rest of the season.

I am sure he is heading straight into the U23's to assess him further and get him used to the physicality of our league. Probably a loan move to a premier league side down the line for him and Pellistri would suit them both and help them progress their careers.

03 Jan 2021 13:05:31
Hi Letsplay

The BBC gossip page indicated that Atalanta are keen on loaning Diallo to Manchester United for the rest of the season, it looks like a typo. There have been other reports saying Atalanta wanted to keep him, but as Ed said they want to loan him from us.

Looks like the sale is going through. Personally I think he should come to us and acclimatise, start to work with better players, be ready for next season or if he makes an impact even appearances this season.

03 Jan 2021 13:27:55
Hi Red Man,

Probably the media outlets doing their typical mixed reports to keep things interesting especially when it is United news.

It is too early yet and we can all assume what's best for him but it's up to the coaching staff and Ole to find the best route for the player. Hopefully Diallo fulfills his potential at United as he does look a very exciting prospect.

03 Jan 2021 13:40:03
Red man I think it was an error as gasperini had said that Atalanta hoped to loan him back to the end of the season.

03 Jan 2021 13:45:51
Red Man. I think it’s a little unfair to suggest that our U23 side are ‘better players’ than Atlanta’s first team, no?

03 Jan 2021 14:07:25
Did redman suggest that? I don't think he did.

03 Jan 2021 15:09:46
I don't quite understand why Atalanta wants him on a loan, he barely played there. Ed, do you know something?

{Ed002's Note - They don't want their squad weakened and his replacement is not available before the summer.}

03 Jan 2021 17:07:06
The reports are now saying United want him this month and don’t want to loan him back.

04 Jan 2021 00:57:51
Surprised Atlanta want him on loan. Is there a reason why they’ve hardly played him? Is it because the transfer was agreed and they didn’t want to risk the deal? Or simply that he’s not at the level?

Also, why is the WP taking so long to complete. should this not have been done earlier so he could arrive at OT on the 1st? Are you only allowed to apply for WPs in a transfer window? I always get the impression we fall asleep in between transfer windows.

{Ed002's Note - I have explained all of this - try searching.}

31 Dec 2020 18:10:55
Ed002 thanks for the review below.
Just when you mention Saul you said 'not January' is he a realistic summer target ed?
Thanks and happy new year .

{Ed002's Note - Not right now he is not a summer target. Manchester United would be interested if they had cleared out midfield and if he were available.}

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01 Jan 2021 19:44:00
Happy new year to everyone.

What does “cleared out the midfield” mean?
Pogba and Lingard sold for cash?
Anyone else?

Thank you very much Ed002.

01 Jan 2021 22:28:09
Guessing offloading Pogba is the key one here and then finding a role for VDB. Lingard surely not even in the equation.

31 Dec 2020 16:38:43
Ed02, just a quick one on something I've not seen mentioned for a while - the Director of Football for the club. Are we still actively looking for one?

There was a report quite recently naming Luis Campos, Paul Mitchell and Marc Overmars as the 3 main candidates - any truth to this?

Thanks.

{Ed002's Note - I have dealt with this, but Luis Campos (DoF) I am not aware of any approach by Manchester United although he was the Director of Football that Mr Mourinho wanted when he was at the club. The job he planned to move to has now gone, the interest of another side will go nowhere due to a conflict of personalities, leaving one club of interest right now. I suspect he will take his time and see what firm offers are made.
Paul Mitchell (DoF) The safe bet if Monaco will let him go.
Marc Overmars and Edwin van der Sar - Come as a package deal but interest from elsewhere.}

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31 Dec 2020 17:18:08
ED002,

Why is there a reluctance from the club to appoint a DOF?

It's clearly the way forward, granted that it is set up correctly in the first place, unlike Arsenal.

Do you know anything about new sponsorship deals the club are looking at when the Chevrolet deals comes to an end?

Thanks and a Happy New year to you, all these eds and posters.

{Ed002's Note - The club is not set up correctly and it would take a restructure and a commitment to give out responsibilities.}

31 Dec 2020 18:49:37
Thanks ED002,

Sounds like those in charge have let it go to their heads.

{Ed002's Note - Nobody is in charge.}

31 Dec 2020 20:18:33
Ed002,

The blind leading the blind then?

03 Jan 2021 10:27:48
Remember that TV series with Digby-Jones called The Troubleshooter, where he went into businesses and told them where they were going wrong.
We could pitch a new TV series The Ed, where Ed02 goes into football clubs and tells them how to fix their problems. Netflix will snap it up, especially if we sell it as a rival to Prime's All or Nothing show.

31 Dec 2020 14:29:10
Any light on the year extention of Lingard? Seems pointless I'm sure I seen on here that you can't use the year extension to profit on a player.

{Ed002's Note - Manchester United may extend to save money on purchases - you are correct, simple profiteering is not allowed, but if he were sold the funds could be shared with the player and his agent.}

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31 Dec 2020 14:43:54
Cheers for reply Ed.

01 Jan 2021 09:55:06
Hi Ed, could you explain the profiteering a bit?
Is profiteering any sum the player is sold for, or does the sum he was bought for has some influence?
For example, if player was bought for 20mil and sold for 21mil, would that 1mil be considered as profiteering or the whole 21mil?

{Ed002's Note - No, profiteering would be extending a contract that is about to run out simply to sell a player.}

01 Jan 2021 19:52:51
Ed with jesse n pogba being in similar situations with there contracts if united used either of them in player swap deals would they then have to compensate them for leaving the club. Would it also fall into profiteering?
Thanks.

{Ed002's Note - You cannot force players to move.}

01 Jan 2021 19:55:01
Thx Ed and HNY

Qq what’s the plan for Mata and Matic?

Looks like a lot of outgoings, the club need a plan.

{Ed002's Note - They will talk to Mata and have already agreed a new contract with Matic.}

30 Dec 2020 12:14:22
Hi Ed002,
If time permits, requesting your inputs on United's possible transfer in's and out's.

{Ed002's Note - Potential outgoings before next season begins:
Sergio Romero (G) out of contract with an offer from Inter Miami on the table
Lee Grant (G) out of contract
Timothy Fosu-Mensah (RB) out of contract
Marcos Rojo (LB/CB) out of contract
Brandon Williams (LB) a loan consideration for January.
Phil Jones (CB) an option for Burnley if James Tarkowski leaves.
Eric Bailly (CB)
Paul Pogba (CM) offered to Barcelona - may be available as a Free Agent in 2022 - Manchester United have wrecked the relationship with his agent. I doubt that the club would meet any demands which Mino Raiola would want to agree a new contract. They have extended his contract to 2022 and will need to strike a deal with Mino over any sale next summer (I am sure he would be open to taking, say, half of the sale fee) and hope a buyer can be found - this will need to be through a third party. PSG are in discussions to add two MF players, one possibly as early as January. I don't think paying a significant fee for Pogba is part of their plans right now. Real Madrid have a preferred target although their current coach would like Pogba. Juventus have other priorities in CM but there have been talks and he might be a realistic option at the right price - but Juventus may look to including a player in the deal.
Donny van de Beek (CM) has been offered to Real Madrid and Juventus, and will be offered to Barcelona due to a lack of a plan or direction at MU. But both Spanish clubs have moved on and unless Manchester United would accept a long-term payment plan or loan to buy there would not be the spare money to buy him. If Pogba leaves there will be space in the team - but MU seem intent on holding him hostage. Juventus has a preferred CM target but might be open to a loan to buy deal. Inter may provide an option if he is to leave.


Don't expect too much in terms of arrivals January.

Manchester United have agreed to complete the transfer of Amad Traore by December 31 to allow him to move in January subject to a Work Permit etc..

Before next season starts: G (third choice), CB, DM, LM, RW (I expect Cavani to be extended)

Pau Torres (CB) Manchester City have him as an option. Manchester United have him as first choice but only if sufficient sales are made. Barcelona has a sustained interest but price will likely be an issue and they may look to horse trade some players - but little will become clear before the election is completed.
Ben White (CB) an alternative to Pau Torres for Manchester United, but seen as expensive because of the "English premium". Spurs have sustained interest but the funding will go on other priorities. Liverpool could look to white to boost their HG quota if they opt for a January addition. Brighton will look to hang on to him.
Raphael Varane (CB)

Konrad Laimer (CM/DM) RBL are aware that there are clubs looking at Konrad Laimer for next summer and some of the interest is driven by the price of Zakaria which has put interested sides off. Bayern Munich have considered Laimer, as have Borussia Dortmund (as a Weigl replacement) and Manchester United (but not until they have sorted out their midfield problems).
Declan Rice (DM) Price is against a move but there is some interest from Manhester United.

Saul Niguez (CM) Not January
Moises Caicedo (CM/DM) My understanding is that he impressed when Manchester United were following up on looking at another player who they had first seen in the Real Sociedad reserves. There has been interest in Caicedo from a couple of other sides including PSV and Chelsea.}
Jadon Sancho (RW) messed everybody around last year and may be offered elsewhere.
Ousmane Dembele (RW) would only be interested in a loan.
Samuel Chukwueze (RW) Lyon interest went after Villareal requested €75M for a player they value at far, far less. His agent is hawking him around the Premier League but clubs don't see value in the price or goals return and he comes with a required "must be a starter if fit" caveat which few English sides would agree to. Wolves may look to him if Adama Traore departs in the summer. Manchester United and others would be keener at half the price.
Jack Grealish (LW/LM/AM) and expensive option, but versatile.
Thiago Almada (AM) The situation is a little bit complicated and there is a chance of a slightly strange deal involving Sporting Lisbon and Manchester City (who were close to making the signing last season). Atletico Madrid looked to an offer but the amount and payment terms were not what Velez Sarsfield were looking for. Inter Milan, Arsenal, Manchester United, PSG, Barcelona and Zenit St Petersburg have had scouts watch the player. Concerns exist that whilst skillful, he may not be suitable for the more robust European leagues.
Isak Bergmann Johannesson (CM/AM/W/F) I am aware he has been watched by Odense and Burnley on several occasions. Manchester United, Oostende, Liverpool and Brann have had scouts at games recently. The Burnley link will be because of his father.

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30 Dec 2020 12:54:40
Very much appreciated Ed, thank you and happy new year 🙏.

30 Dec 2020 13:10:34
Thanks ED002.

30 Dec 2020 13:17:59
what was the actual point in buying vdb.

30 Dec 2020 13:37:13
Bolger2,

A Woodward signing? One which OGS wasn't too keen on.

30 Dec 2020 13:38:38
Thanks ED002 appreciated as always-especially during the holidays. All the best in 2021.

On a side note we have a very good player in DVDB, frustrating to see a young talented lad get messed about -no other word for it - better coaches would find a place for him at Utd.

30 Dec 2020 15:43:02
Pogba to real madrid with varane in exchange, solves the pogba issue, solves the cb issue and solves the van de beek issue. if only it was that simple haha.

30 Dec 2020 17:28:34
Thanks a lot Ed002.

I believe Declan Rice and Pau Torres would make us title contenders.

30 Dec 2020 19:49:40
Thank you so much Ed002 for taking the time to give us this detailed update - especially at this time of year!

Really appreciated and we’re so lucky to have your impeachable insights to chew over and digest.

Thank you again - wishing you and all the other Eds a very happy, safe and prosperous New Year.

30 Dec 2020 22:19:18
Thanks Ed002 for taking the time out as always. Wishing everyone a Happy New Year and hopefully a better 2021 for everyone.

31 Dec 2020 03:44:48
Worrying that VdB is being hawked around already. Absolutely ridiculous.

If we win our game in hand we are joint top with two games against Liverpool still to play. We could absolutely win the league this year with a couple more signings (assuming we play the B team in Europa, so whether or not we sign anyone will speak volumes of the board’s aspirations for the club.

31 Dec 2020 08:49:37
Maybe we should just concentrate on getting this squad playing as a team rather than looking to buy.

31 Dec 2020 11:54:23
Pogba has repeatedly expressed in interviews in France that he has no desire to play for PSG as his father supported Marseille, their biggest rivals. Whether this would continue to matter if a substantial offer was made would remain to be seen, but that is something he has expressed several times.

31 Dec 2020 13:08:11
Thanks a lot ed002. That was a great new year present for us.
Have a happy new year.

{Ed002's Note - And you.}

31 Dec 2020 13:08:11
Thanks a lot ed002. That was a great new year present for us.
Have a happy new year.

31 Dec 2020 14:25:55
Many thanks Ed002

Have a lovely new year 👏👏.

{Ed002's Note - And you.}

31 Dec 2020 15:33:45
Ed002 do you also provide this info to a group called muppetiers who used to be on reddit and now are on discord is someone just stealing your info and posting it as their own?

{Ed002's Note - I don't know anything about any other sites.}

31 Dec 2020 16:26:39
DVDB is a player who will come good for us. Some players hit form immediately (Bruno), some take their time (Vidic, Evra) . He will be a key player for us once we can get Pogba out.

22 Dec 2020 16:09:49
Hi Ed002

Hope all is well. With Christmas around the corner, can I be cheeky and ask if we could have a transfer window update on our targets 🥺.
If the toxics are still about and you aren't doing it that's absolutely fine! Just wanted to try.
Hope you have an amazing Christmas and new year as well as the other Ed's and posters! 🤗.

{Ed002's Note - I will do something for you before the end of the year.}

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22 Dec 2020 16:57:27
That’s brilliant!
Thank you ever so much :)
Have a lovely evening.

22 Dec 2020 18:55:07
Thanks a lot Ed002.
Eagerly waiting for the updates.

22 Dec 2020 21:02:12
Thank you Ed002 that will be a Christmas treat 👌

Wishing you and all the Eds a merry Christmas. Even Ed047 😉.

{Ed002's Note - And you.}

22 Dec 2020 21:34:02
Thank you so much Ed002, what a wonderful Christmas present. Thank you. Hope you and your family have a safe and very happy Christmas (and same to all other brilliant Eds who give us so much of their precious time)

{Ed002's Note - Thanks. I wish you all well.}

23 Dec 2020 11:28:03
Thank you to all the Eds and fans who keep this site going. Marvellous.

 


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