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31 Aug 2020 20:32:20
Hi Ed - are there any clubs after my favourite Utd player, gentleman and handsome devil that is Juan Mata?


{Ed002's Note - No - Valencia would like him but they have issues.}

1.) 31 Aug 2020 22:06:46
It’ll be a sad day when mata leaves. Cracking player, shame we didn’t get him when he first came to England. He was unplayable for them.

2.) 01 Sep 2020 00:20:29
You took a Juan Mata that was in his prime and obviously the rest at Man Utd is history. Same could be said about Sanchez, Matic, Pogba and many more.

3.) 01 Sep 2020 00:38:18
Or Parker, Sidwell, Wright Philips, Drinkwater, Crespo, Torres, probably best you don’t start Shak.

4.) 01 Sep 2020 08:09:16
Mata, Matic and Sanchez were not at their peak when they joined United. Not watching too many football, CFCShak?

5.) 01 Sep 2020 10:30:45
Thanks Ed - great asset to the squad, just don’t think he’d be happy with a bit part role.

6.) 01 Sep 2020 21:24:07
Mata was brilliant a few years ago, but imo time has come for him to move on and play some football. Brilliant pro, but can't see much gametime for him, he deserves to play and not sit on the bench. Italy or Spain would suit him because you don't need to much pace and can't be more technical, the pl is a bit too much for him physically now.

7.) 02 Sep 2020 09:14:51
Mata will one day come back to coach United alongside Herrera.



21 Aug 2020 13:32:04
Ed - Some of my chelsea mate's are in meltdown as they are hearing Kante May be coming to Utd? Any truth in these


{Ed002's Note - There have been four clubs who have enquired after Kante but Manchester United are not amongst them.}

1.) 21 Aug 2020 14:28:32
Think Kante would do very well for us with his energy etc. not sure how much Chelsea would want but It’s probably too sensible a move for us to do anyway.

2.) 21 Aug 2020 14:44:58
Thanks Ed.

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}

3.) 21 Aug 2020 16:04:18
Would bring us to the next level. Best CM in my opinion. Either him or Saul would work wonders for us. Would give the freedom to our front 4.

4.) 21 Aug 2020 16:30:08
Too bad not happening, Chelsea won't sell to us (hope I'm wrong), if Kante, Pogba and Bruno play in the same team 4-3-3 is a must.

{Ed002's Note - What? Wilkins, Mata, Matic.}

5.) 21 Aug 2020 17:19:58
I Kante see us signing him to be honest 😂.

6.) 21 Aug 2020 17:13:21
Ed002, soooo basically you are confirming he is coming? :D :D :D.

7.) 22 Aug 2020 10:46:02
Manchester United being used to boost Kante's value?



26 Jul 2020 22:40:53
Hi Ed - are we still looking at Josh King or has that ship sailed now since we got Ighalo?


{Ed002's Note - I would doubt it right now.}

1.) 26 Jul 2020 23:22:37
Thanks Ed.

2.) 27 Jul 2020 10:12:32
Hope not.



26 Jul 2020 22:40:53
Hi Ed - are we still looking at Josh King or has that ship sailed now since we got Ighalo?


{Ed002's Note - I would rather doubt it.}



07 Jun 2020 13:02:23
Did Fosu-Mensah sign a new deal anyone know? What's the plans for him Ed? Available to leave? And any updates on Angel Gomes and his contact stand off? Much appreciated.


{Ed002's Note - Fosu-Mensah is available to be sold. There is no agreement with AG yet.}

1.) 07 Jun 2020 21:04:10
Thanks Ed. Had high hopes for TFM but not up to the level




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08 Sep 2020 07:33:13
We are surely not going ahead with the release of the zebra kit today?


1.) 08 Sep 2020 08:12:14
Beckham is already styling it out, so I would say yes.

2.) 08 Sep 2020 10:27:05
Are clubs contractually obliged to wear the third kit a certain number of times? Or would this kit only appear if the first and second kits clashed with the home side?

{Ed002's Note - There is no contractual obligation to wear the alternate kit.}

3.) 08 Sep 2020 10:31:43
I quite like the shirt but its the shorts being the same design I hate, black shorts would be better.

4.) 08 Sep 2020 10:56:08
I'd be lion if I said I liked it :-)

and the grey second kit isn't much better.

5.) 08 Sep 2020 11:18:26
Think the second kit is officially green.

6.) 08 Sep 2020 11:43:24
The badge on the black kit looks green. A gold and green kit would have been good.

7.) 08 Sep 2020 11:45:56
The players will wear whit shorts and socks with red trim. the zebra print shorts and socks are a fan alternative only. Thank god 🙌.

{Ed001's Note - it does seem odd choosing a pattern that nature designed to make it difficult to see against a background. Surely you want a football shirt to stand out proud against the backdrop so players can see each other? I mean when those fluorescent coloured shirts were in fashion a while back, there were regularly problems with players passing to a steward on the sidelines because they just saw the colour in the corner of their eye. Anyone would think the manufacturers are only interested in how many they can sell rather than making the best shirt for the team to play in.}

8.) 08 Sep 2020 12:26:27
Maybe we can use the ‘we couldn’t see each other out there’ excuse. it’s happened before 🤣.

9.) 08 Sep 2020 12:28:21
I think we've given up improving our defence and instead will try to hide the goal :D.

10.) 08 Sep 2020 12:39:48
I don't get the hate. Looks fine to me. I wouldn't wear it, but then I wouldn't wear any football shirt aside from when playing football.

11.) 08 Sep 2020 12:34:56
Spot on Ed001, Just don't understand what kind of thoughts the designer's put in.
Doesn't please aesthetically at all.

{Ed001's Note - it will sell though and that is what matters.}

12.) 08 Sep 2020 14:06:36
ED001, think the shirt was specifically request by certain players who want to make it easier for them to go missing in big games.

{Ed001's Note - thanks for that, I nearly choked on my cuppa laughing at that!}

13.) 08 Sep 2020 15:13:04
To be fair it might be tough to pick out against a crowd but there won’t be one, the players are more likely to blend in with the red seats in the home games, so if there was any season that this would work it’s this one.

Nope who am I kidding, dreadful.

14.) 08 Sep 2020 16:11:35
Maybe the club were told it was new technology, the first “stealth” football shirt and the opposition wouldn’t see our players as they made runs into the box. Someone forgot our players would not see them either. From memory it bears a passing resemblance to that awful jacket Giggs wore after the first league win

It’s a leisure shirt for down the beach, not a football shirt. Maybe we are entering a beach football league?

15.) 08 Sep 2020 17:26:12
Its manky. simple. The old 1977 away kit is still my favourite. White top with 3 black stripes on 1 side black shorts and socks. I remember my mother having to steal it from my bedroom to wash it because i never took it off. I was only 9 and didn't sweat much😂😂.

16.) 08 Sep 2020 17:56:59
That was a great top Ken. Always makes me think of the Greenhof brothers and a midweek night game against Lpool I think. back in the days when Sportsnight on BBC showed about 15 minutes of highlights in total for any games played that night or the night before.

17.) 08 Sep 2020 18:28:12
Its an absolute train wreck of a kit 🤣🤣🤣 wouldn't have it for free.

18.) 09 Sep 2020 18:01:54
I got that for my 9th birthday too. my favourite away kit too.



24 Aug 2020 22:46:21
Sadly seems that trolls have been at large again after a pretty comprehensive summary from Ed02 on our plans.

Makes these pages pointless for those that contribute financially and with posts and like everything else going on in the world - ruins it for the majority. Shame.


{Ed0666's Note - it’s not as if you guys don’t get warnings.

1.) 25 Aug 2020 00:14:43
Was gone all day and just logged in to read it now. Same old thing always a few clowns about.

2.) 25 Aug 2020 06:51:51
What's happened?

3.) 25 Aug 2020 07:38:52
No idea Betty, I hadn't seen any abuse. Was just wondering where it came from. Why can't we just ban those who abuse ed?

4.) 25 Aug 2020 08:16:59
Think someone yesterday posted under Ed002’s comprehensive update something about why do United fans put up with hatred fuelled information as wer’re so desperate for information. Prodigal someone?

Really can’t blame Ed002 for taking update down - must’ve taken him ages to do then some moron makes a really nasty and ungrateful comment.

And it’s not as if Ed002 hasn’t got everything absolutely spot on about how incompetent and amateurish United are with players and transfers; he even told us about the huge fees linked to Sancho deal way before papers got hold of it.

Truth hurts but I’d rather know what’s really happening with the muppets in charge rather than pretend everything is all well and cosy. If it hadn’t been for Ed002’s comments, I’d still be very ignorant about what’s really going on.

5.) 25 Aug 2020 08:25:42
My thoughts too Angel - devalues it it for the rest of us now who are normal human beings passionate about our club.

6.) 25 Aug 2020 08:39:43
No idea i asked the question but i don't see it posted. Can't understand why anybody would give abuse because they don't like the info given.

7.) 25 Aug 2020 09:16:36
Ken - it happens too regular on this site- ed 002 and others are challenged for giving info but if they don't like it they spit the dummy out-.

{Ed002's Note - Why should I put huge amounts of effort in and be accused by vegetable matter like you of "spitting the dummy out" when I get abuse from vile trolls? You are no better than them.}

8.) 25 Aug 2020 09:25:05
Why come on here looking for info and abuse eds when we great it,

9.) 25 Aug 2020 09:34:03
Your post was published and then deleted Ken.
Ed002 replied that other editors are posting abuse.

10.) 25 Aug 2020 09:47:28
Cooky? What are you talking about? Why post something so ridiculous.

Keep it zipped if you can't say something nice or constructive.

These people do this at no cost but to help the site. Eds, it's time to put the foot down here, ban these people, they ruin the site for those of us who really appreciate the work you all put in.

11.) 25 Aug 2020 09:49:28
just reading above was it an issue with one of thd other eds.

12.) 25 Aug 2020 09:55:27
I'm not that surprised at that, one in particular constantly at it.

13.) 25 Aug 2020 10:13:08
Pointless site now. Been fun - enjoy the negativity.

14.) 25 Aug 2020 11:10:49
I think I have the same poster in mind jerd. It's ridiculous to be honest. We don't agree with each other at all on a lot of points but there's no room for abuse.

15.) 25 Aug 2020 11:18:09
Is it just me that thought cooky was referring to the poster "spitting the dummy out" and not ed? Maybe i'm being a bit naive 🤷‍♂️

We all agree and disagree constantly on here, what the platform is for, there are occasions when maybe all of us haven't agreed with the editors, that's fine, yet there are too many on here hiding behind a keyboard who think they can speak to people like rubbish, I've been on here for years and i'm sure that a lot of the old posters will agree its been goings on since this site began.

And I have to say it was bad taste of whatever Ed published the abuse.

{Ed001's Note - I will have to ask Ed33 to find out which one it was, as it should never have gone up.}

16.) 25 Aug 2020 11:24:55
Angle poster or editor. I agree uts aa bit nuts at times.

17.) 25 Aug 2020 12:17:09
Just so we are all clear this had nothing to do with me. I just asked a question as to where the post was
I've always had a good' relationship with ed002 and not abused anyone.
All the eds do a great job imo.
Ed002 i'm sorry you have to take a load of flack its not right.
Ed047 25 007 666 002 004 and yes even 001😂 are great contributors to this page. Nobody had be singled out on this one but i think they should be and then be banned.

18.) 25 Aug 2020 12:18:51
Ed033's note - cookyman, how about finding the text that says Contact Us at the bottom of this page. If you don't receive an answer within 24hours, then go to the conspiracy site and post on there to me?

19.) 25 Aug 2020 14:02:37
Think it was Allan that posted abuse. That was the last post i seen before update was later deleted.

20.) 25 Aug 2020 16:41:31
Sure is jred. Only football at the end of the day.



21 Aug 2020 07:51:12
Lots of pessimism on the site about the window right now rightly or wrongly. Until we take the plunge we won't know how to judge it.

Sancho deal seems crazily overpriced. I'd like him in our team. But for the reported €120m fee plus agent fees, surely the sensible thing would be to boost the squad. My suggestions are:

Brooks £20m
James Rodriguez £30m
O Dembele - loan to buy?

Then there is change for a CB or DM and the squad is instantly better.

As far as fullback rotation goes, we have Williams, and Dalot needs a chance this season tiffing before we let him go. TFM seems to be rated by OGS too so I can't see us investing.


1.) 21 Aug 2020 08:12:23
Eric, none of the above improves the first XI.
We should be targeting 3 or 4 first teamers to close the gap at the top.

A top CB like Upamecano, A top Midfielder like Saul or Thiago, A top attacker like Sancho should be the ones we must be targeting.

If we need a goal, we will have the likes of Rash or Greenwood to call from the bench which would make a huge difference.

I would also like a fullback (LB) who can put in good crosses and add extra bit of quality going forward.

2.) 21 Aug 2020 08:38:24
rashford is a starter every week.

greenwood is going to hit a patch where nothing goes for him, i agree we need to improve the first team

and the areas for that are CB, RW, CDM.

3.) 21 Aug 2020 08:53:04
TRD -ed002 stated that upamecano wouldn't be moving soon, but I agree he is a standout candidate, Saul- would love to see him ina utd shirt But Sancho no. Would prefer a seasoned striker for a couple of years allowing 2 of rash, martial and greenwood to play across the frontline predominantly from the wings supplying and cutting in. Greenwood would blossom which will make him imo, our marquee player. Stikers like cavani or dream signing lewandowski. Lb would take reguilon ( decent price) or sandro in a deal that sees pogba go other way ( helps fund the Saul deal) . We can but hope.

4.) 21 Aug 2020 09:43:52
The reported Sancho fee could clearly be spread across a few players. For example, David Alaba, Ibrahim Sangare and Federico Chiesa might well cost around the same amount as Sancho on his own.

I'd argue we'd have a better squad spending it in that sort of way.

5.) 21 Aug 2020 10:17:02
Big money signings rarely work out. Why take such a gamble?

Teams like Liverpool prove that fantastic players can be bought for relatively modest amounts. And, it's not like Liverpool buy 10 players and one comes good.

For every de Bruyne, VVD and Mbappe there are plenty of Torres, Hazards, Pepes, Coutinhos, Maguires, de Marias, de Ligts, Dembeles, Griezmans, James, Pogbas and Jovics etc.

6.) 21 Aug 2020 10:20:35
Eric I’m not sure about your full back point. Shaw can’t be relied upon to be fit the entire season and isn’t great going forward. AWB is dependable, great defensively and weak going forward. Williams has potential but has looked out of his depth lately. Dalot hasn’t done enough with his chances and Ole doesn’t fancy him, so much so he’s given game time to TFM when forced to, and TFM has looked out of his depth to the point you can see why his loan spells didn’t work out.

We need attacking threat from our full backs with our system and there is a case to say AWB was the wrong choice for RB, but given his reliability we should at least have more attacking threat from the left to negate the lack from the right. I think a top attacking left back should be a priority this summer, Shaw can cover, Williams can cover AWB and Dalot and TFM can go in my opinion.

7.) 21 Aug 2020 10:59:17
Only paper talk but I feel like we might be moving towards some short term options with more experience that may be more affordable in the current climate. You never know how the negotiations go but feels like the initial ones OGS wanted are becoming unobtainable for various reasons.
I hope we use our scouts on the continent well this year and possibly bring some players from there as value seems to be better.
I want Sancho but starting to feel like the deal is not going to get done and if it is will not leave much of a budget for elsewhere.
I like the Lille defender but looks like we snoozed on that one.
Rumours now of us looking at Kante, not sure realistic but if he can stay fit and price right probably suits the HM OGS wants to play especially as Partey or Niguez unlikely.
LB to challenge Shaw with Williams moving over to the right.



11 Aug 2020 09:51:50
We're through To the semi-finals 🎉

Most one-sided 1-0 win I've seen all season. Through to the semis which is great.
Anyone else feel like it was watching aN England World Cup match with this new knockout format. I liked it.

Thought we played reasonably well - their keeper had a worldie! Martial is on fire.


1.) 11 Aug 2020 10:27:31
first 20 minutes we was dire. slow and every time they attacked we looked poor at the back.

going forward we created enough chances but next round we need to be miles better to overcome wolves or sevilla.

agree there keeper kept them in the game with some top saves.

2.) 11 Aug 2020 10:33:22
I quite like this new format. Would be much better if all knockout games were played at the end of the season, allows teams to focus on the league.

3.) 11 Aug 2020 10:43:36
I like it too but don't see it happening in the long run as you will always have to use neutral stadiums and the game loses a little bit because of the decreased atmosphere. Plus only half the number of post group stage games to televise means a loss in revenue.
And to be fair, having the bigger teams in the league play an extra 6-10 matches in various competitions as compared to the mid-table teams makes the league more competitive.

4.) 11 Aug 2020 12:58:47
The first half lacked sharpness and we were sloppy.
The team came into life in the second half.

Must be more clinical though, but the opponent Keeper had the game of his life.

Don't remember Romero having to make any save.

5.) 11 Aug 2020 13:24:40
Martial has been in excellent form for several months now. Showing what he can do when he is fit and given a run in his best position. He seems to have developed a fire in his belly, he is making far more runs with purpose and determination. His movement has massively improved, he always had good technique, great pace and clinical finishing. The increase in work rate is now seeing him become the complete threat up front he can score, he can link play and he will be a constant thorn in your side.

Hopefully he steers clear of injuries.



13 Jul 2020 22:16:05
One of those nights. Should have won with the chances, but we didn't play well and Southampton were excellent and deserved a point. These things have always happened. Next match ready for the final day shoot out at Leicester.


1.) 13 Jul 2020 22:22:35
I think if we win the next 2 we might not even need to beat Leicester, still in our hands, disappointing tonight but no need to go overboard.

2.) 13 Jul 2020 22:25:23
Feels like a defeat to concede so late on. But a point gained on Chelsea and Leicester in that round of results. We didn’t play well enough to take all 3 though in all honesty.

Think we were due a poor game. Suspected we’d drop points this week though thought it would be away at Palace having rested players for the cup semi.

We have made massive and impressive progress post Bruno signing given we had 14 pts to make up to Top 4 and only outside it now on goal difference.

Top 4 remains within our own destiny still but it’s absolutely going to the last kick of the season.

3.) 13 Jul 2020 22:29:36
I’ll look on the bright side. we are closer to the teams above us than we were before the weekend😉😂.

4.) 13 Jul 2020 22:30:51
Chelsea and Leicester have a much harder run-in.

5.) 13 Jul 2020 23:08:55
One note though. Leicester will have a full week to prepare for us on the last day. They play spurs this Sunday and then that’s it until we rock up, we have Chelsea then West Ham. Not an excuse but they will definitely be fresher for sure.




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26 Sep 2020 19:36:34
This original post has aged badly. Levy has no money for Dias.




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23 Sep 2020 22:55:04
Gets worse and worse. These guys are bloody clowns.




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23 Sep 2020 10:51:41
Mata, Lingard, James.? Every time Mata plays he looks brilliant. Lingard is worth hanging on to - his head now seems in the right place and is a ball of energy.

I’d take Dembele on loan but he has to earn his transfer permanently.

The front 3 of Greenwood, Martial and Rashford is class. Don’t think Ighalo is up to scratch - mind you’re he’s barely played so his touch and fitness will be nowhere near full strength.




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18 Sep 2020 17:34:17
Excellent move for him this.




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18 Sep 2020 17:32:54
Regarding coaching - my guess would be one if the handsomely paid professional coaches at the club?

Chong won’t get physicality unless he plays in our league.





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27 Sep 2020 16:37:38
Agreed. It’s nonsense. Rashford and Greenwood are superb talents and the fact they’re homegrown make it even better.




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27 Sep 2020 16:35:47
Yep I think Smalling and Andreas will go. Rojo May get a deadline loan somewhere. Can’t see Lingard leaving just yet.




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27 Sep 2020 16:34:31
Sadly because he’s made of glass and is constantly broken.




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27 Sep 2020 09:07:48
I’d prefer to call Rash out for his worldie of a goal. Pure brilliance. Took his disallowed goal superbly too.




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26 Sep 2020 22:56:21
He’s never been that good. We need to sell him.