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02 Aug 2020 16:58:35
Hi Ed's.

Just wondered if you comment on the future of Dwight McNeil please. He would be a wonderful addition to United in my opinion and offers something that we don't have - the ability to beat a man down the line.



{Ed002's Note - Burnley are not looking to sell Dwight McNeil although a trustworthy scout has been pressing Manchester United to declare some interest, he would do best to stay where he is for now. Whilst the likes of Cantwell or McNeil would help address the LM role they would not be starters at Manchester United and it could easily put a dent in career prospects. Burnley do not have the money problems that many of the Premier League clubs have so they cannot be pressured in to selling - and moving knowing opportunities will be limited makes little sense at a young age.}

1.) 02 Aug 2020 17:26:07
Wasnt he once in our academy? Maybe he will one day like to return and prove us wrong for letting him go early?

2.) 02 Aug 2020 19:06:23
Thanks Ed as always.



24 Jul 2020 19:01:14
Silly season is almost upon us!

The 'reputable' Athletic are reporting United are in talks for Coman. Is there any truth in this? Great player but could it be a leaked bit of nonsense to help push the Sancho deal along.


1.) 25 Jul 2020 01:35:29
probably United leaking a story to try pressure dortmund in to selling sancho.



04 Dec 2019 11:40:33
Excuse my ignorance but has the Ed put together a January transfer target post yet?


{Ed002's Note - No.}

1.) 04 Dec 2019 12:04:18
Might you have time this month Ed? Would be a great read.

{Ed002's Note - I will try Fresh!.}

2.) 04 Dec 2019 12:18:36
Hugely appreciated as always.

3.) 04 Dec 2019 12:23:13
One of my friend close to a football agent said we will push really hard for Declan Rice in the January window.

Hope Ed002 puts a sharkapod to genuinely know who our list of targets are and which amongst them will be practically possible.

4.) 04 Dec 2019 15:35:52
Really feel that would be a dumb move and another overpriced purchase.

Kalvin Phillips represents better value and has more about him.

5.) 04 Dec 2019 16:50:11
Rice is a cb playing in cm. I don't see him pulling up trees at West ham.

6.) 04 Dec 2019 17:09:31
Rice is an excellent young player, from a defensive view point he reads the game really well, and as an ex-defender his tackling, and timing of when to tackle is top notch. While he is also strong in the air and hard to knock off the ball and mobile. As a physical presence he can dominate the area in front of the CB's and offers a great shield in front of the back four.

However, as a side aspiring to reach back to the top level of world football is Declan Rice the sort of midfielder a top side will need every week?

Sure when up against another top side who'll have a fair bit of possession and who will look to get at your defence as often as possible he is a great player to have.

But against 90% of sides who will look to sit back and try and hit you on the counter, how useful is Rice?

On the ball he is good at recycling the ball but he doesn't offer much in the way of creative forward passing, he isn't the guy to set the tempo.

The type of player Declan Rice is, means he is the type of player we will only need 10-15 times a season. You don't spend 80m on a player like that.

While Kalvin Phillips isn't as good as a defensive shield in front of the back four (he's still pretty good), he offers much more to the team when in possession. Which when you consider he will likely cost half of what Rice would. He makes much more sense as a signing.

7.) 05 Dec 2019 11:42:26
As a midfield player rice has nothing on McTominay. I agree that he’s a Centre Half.



18 May 2019 08:44:45
Ed I was wondering if you could provide an update on our alleged interest in De Ligt? Mixed reports with some saying he would take a Champions League hit for a season to become the face of our rebuild.


{Ed004's Note - I would be disappointed if we were not interested but I think he is Barcelona bound}

1.) 18 May 2019 09:24:21
Ed, Is he that good? If we were going for a young defender, don't you think Milenkovic, Dias or Skrinar would be best? .

{Ed004's Note - I dont think Skriniar is good enough on the ball for what he would cost. Milenkovic seems a good and realistic target. I havent seen enough of Ruben Dias but I worry that from what ive seen hes more suited to right cb which is where Lindelof (especially), Smalling and Bailly prefer playing. Ideally we would sign one of De Ligt, Koulibaly or Romanagli but that will be hard to accomplish}

2.) 18 May 2019 10:50:59
Koulibaly will be the one for me and i think he would have the same type of effect as Van Dijk. I think De ligt will be more suited to City or Barcelona and i don't know much about Romanagli.

3.) 18 May 2019 11:07:36
Both Koulibailly and Romagnoli are on my list of players I hope we sign this year.

4.) 18 May 2019 12:22:13
Giggsy they would be my two choices as well, both would add steel to our defence. KK is said to be happy where he is though.

5.) 19 May 2019 10:43:34
I’d love to have De Ligt he’s unbelievable. I watched one of their games when I went to Amsterdam and Ajax were so comfortable with him at the back they all went forward and he stayed back on his own. He drills players when needed and if anyone saw they’re celebration just look at his speech. The kid for me is the full package and I’d take him in a heartbeat.

6.) 20 May 2019 09:25:44
Agreed Gazza. He has all the attributes to be the first choice CB for the next 10 years. The only negative is his agent being Raiola.



17 May 2019 18:53:50
Wonder what the future holds for Ronaldo now Allegri is leaving?

Pogba for Ronaldo swap anyone? 🙈.


1.) 17 May 2019 19:09:46
Not a chance.

2.) 17 May 2019 19:29:39
Still clinging on to your man crush Fresh 😀.

3.) 17 May 2019 20:27:41
Absolutely 😂 need a winner in this squad somewhere!

4.) 17 May 2019 20:28:08
Experienced, very professional, knows the club, the language. Tempting.

5.) 17 May 2019 20:35:33
Sell rashford, Lukaku and Martiql and Ronaldo will score the same amounts goals as all of them combined but i think if we weree going to go for him then we shouldve gone for him instead of Sanchez.

Its too late now and he is getting on a bit! .

6.) 17 May 2019 21:39:01
He needs to win the europa cup for the full set😂.

7.) 18 May 2019 12:01:12
People don't get sarcasm.

8.) 19 May 2019 06:56:17
I've found it hard to convey sarcasm in text mort, people just assume you must be an idiot! 😂.




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12 Nov 2020 20:29:46
Thought I'd show my face on here and pick up on Shappy's post of where I see the team in two years with transfers, so here goes:

____Van de Beek___Camavinga

Bench is anyone's guess, but you'd expect Tuanzebe, Shaw, McTominay, Palestri, Diallo, Fred, Dalot and Chong to all have still be here.

The likes of Matic, Mata and Bailly will have been moved on by then along with the current outcasts. Pogba is the big one, I don't see him having a future here. He's not world class and doesn't have the discipline to play in a system that doesn't revolve around him. I've little time for him and think he should be sold to raise some money.

Just the three first team signings: Kounde, Camavinga and Haaland. All young and hugely talented. Kounde will grow into a fantastic centre back, mobile, powerful and brilliant in the air. Camavinga is a real talent, can do it all, and Haaland will be up there with the likes of Lewandowski in terms of numbers.

Many of you have said Sancho but I think that ship has sailed.

All the best guys,



1.) 12 Nov 2020 23:04:52
Another 2 years without signing a first choice RW, not a bad prediction that with our transfer record 🤔.

2.) 13 Nov 2020 00:33:47
fresh all three will go elsewhere.



11 Jul 2020 19:19:44
Any word on Chiesa ed? Lots of outfits claiming a £60m deal is agreed as he is cheaper than Sancho.



{Ed002's Note - I am not aware that the transfer has been signed off just yet.}

1.) 11 Jul 2020 19:41:51
Well fresh. good to see you. Hoe your keeping well.

2.) 11 Jul 2020 19:48:01
So are you saying it's in the works ed002? 😉.

{Ed002's Note - The player will need convincing about a move from Italy.}

3.) 11 Jul 2020 19:57:58
Have we been in contact with Fiorentina ed in regards to him?

He'd be a terrific signing in my humble opinion.

4.) 11 Jul 2020 20:23:44
Btr choice then sancho.

5.) 11 Jul 2020 20:41:23
Still keeping an eye on the site Ken, just haven’t posted. The information on here is far superior to any other.

I don’t know much about Chiesa but seems to have an excellent reputation and can beat a man on the outside which is something we have seen precious little of the last few years.

6.) 11 Jul 2020 20:45:58
Darmian, Sartori, Taibi, Petrucci, Possebon, Macheda, Rossi we don't seem to fair that well with Italian players.

7.) 11 Jul 2020 21:29:44
Fingers crossed ed. Very good player and a good alternative to Sancho.



08 Jan 2020 07:46:17
Wanted to echo the comments of Andy Goldstein who said he isn't angry anymore, just sad.

The only players that can or could cut it here are De Gea, Wan Bissaka, Maguire, Tuanzebe, Williams, McTominay, James, Martial, Rashford and Greenwood.

Look at our bench yesterday.

We need at least 6 starters: A partner for Maguire, two central midfielders, a centre forward, a number 10 and a right sided attacker (still) .

They don't have to cost the world and I'd love to see some shrewd buys.

Get poch in now - I almost hope we lose to Norwich.

The crowd has started to turn.


{Ed047's Note - I don’t really think anyone can argue with that Fresh

1.) 08 Jan 2020 08:16:59
agree with that fresh.

but we were set up for disaster when we didn't make the necessary signings in the summer.

ole was never going to succeed with the backing that was shown in the summer in terms of getting in the players we needed.

as you say look at our bench, who we bringing on to change the game.

we bring in poch he needs to be backed. Pointless changing managers again when its the same process every year.

2.) 08 Jan 2020 08:28:09
I never hope we lose fresh personally always going for a miracle.

3.) 08 Jan 2020 09:07:22
bolger no competent manager will allow players like lukaku or hererra leave without getting in a replacement. Also they will have some clue as to what tactic or style they want to play.

4.) 08 Jan 2020 10:14:57
Never hope to lose but it really is sad watching how the club is letting this happen.

5.) 08 Jan 2020 10:46:58
I find every time we sack a manager exciting as it gives me hope. Until they start and it’s the same as usual dross.

6.) 08 Jan 2020 11:01:10
do you really think ole has a say on who to keep and sell.

he was prob promised the club will try sign replacements but as usual its all about the books.

7.) 08 Jan 2020 11:01:21
Common Sense - was it really up to Ole to let Lukaku and Herrera go? For me Lukaku is in the same mould as Pogba, he was completely disinterested and wanted the move. The board seen 79 million pounds coming back from Inter and took the money. Herrera wanted a massive increase in wages and apparently the board didn't want to pay it, that isn't Ole's fault. Ole's is a yes man and had no say in it. I am not defending Ole by the way, he is completely out of his depth, we need a change. The whole club from top to bottom is embarrassing, an absolute laughing stock.

8.) 08 Jan 2020 12:01:03
Simo what exactly are you arguing here? bolger's point was that it isn't the manager who is at fault and changing manager wouldn't change much, which i disagree with as while even a competent manager won't win much with this lot, it won't be as shambolic as it is currently.

If ole is a yes man as you put it, then surely he is a big problem, and the reason lukaku wanted to leave was because ole didn't fancy him, and how exactly was he disinterested? i remember that psg game that got ole this job, lukaku worked as hard as anybody, not his fault ole didn't play him much. About hererra, a manager can force the board's hand, if the yes man had been a bit firm with his higher ups maybe hererra wouldn't have left.

9.) 08 Jan 2020 12:33:41
I agree ole is clueless but I'm telling you now. Any manager would struggle with that team.

Were 5th 5 points off 4th somehow.

10.) 08 Jan 2020 12:49:45
FRESH- agree with majority of your post except

"The only players that can or could cut it here are De Gea, Wan Bissaka, Maguire, Tuanzebe, Williams, McTominay, James, Martial, Rashford and Greenwood. "

DDG -a delorean and a fax machine would fix him; not a fan, great shotstopper but distribution, crap, strength/ commanding his space at crosses, poor andover the last few seasons just doesn't seem up for it.
AWB work in progress agree but poor at both forward passing and crossing attempts
maquire, tuanzebe and williams exiting prospects with good sytems in place
mctominay- we are missing his drive and tenacity
james and greenwood definate potential.
Rashford didn't want to know last night and has shown signs that all is not happy? and martial injury prone, lazy and plays the same as pp, turns up 1 in 5 if we are lucky. OGS has no plan b and not sure about plan A tbh but he cannot shoulder the blame. A common denominator the last 6/ 7 year has been the infastructures poor quality and the recruitment in all departments but the coaching set up and staff apart from the manager is farcical.
City, pool etc have been slowly building a structure/ framework for success over a similar period putting pieces of the jigsaw in slowly BUT surely, identifying people required behind the scenes to deliver on the pitch; by comparison we have spent money by the bucket load but to paper over the cracks without preparing the foundation.
Last night was one of the worst team performances I have witnessed in 4 decades of support but I'll be there on saturday hoping for a result but i fear the rot is set in.

11.) 08 Jan 2020 12:54:20
Lukaku was not the answer, move on.



03 Dec 2019 11:39:31
I really have had enough now. I don't post a great deal any more but I want to post this.

As much as I love Ole he is making the same excuses week in week out. Defends picking Pereira every week without fail because he's improving - is he? Is he a young boy still at 24 whose played all over Europe? Are the boys getting closer to winning? Shouldn't they be winning?! We are Manchester United but it seems we have more in common with Burnley than our historic rivals.

22 points behind Liverpool after 14 games is a joke. Top 4 is as good as gone and it's the first week of December.

The message seems to be there's no pressure on Ole? Why not! Arsenal have sacked a manager with a 49% win record and are above us in the league. Ole is down at 27% wins and will find himself in the bottom 3 after loses to Spurs and City.

Surely, surely we can do better than this?

Poch is available now - please, please do the right thing and bring him in before he is taken away from us like Klopp and Pep were.


1.) 03 Dec 2019 12:30:31
Fresh, the message from ole is we are happy, we are 22 points adrift but we're happy, 2 points from 2 promoted teams but we're happy,
Tony martial might not look it but he is happy, and Ed Woodward have you seen his bank account he is happy, the United fans they are happy cause I am happy, well except for Jamie from the United page he isn't one bit happy,
The football is rubbish but we're happy, kind regards big love from ole.

2.) 03 Dec 2019 13:08:31
😂😂 good post leahy.
We really need to stuff spurs tomorrow.

3.) 03 Dec 2019 13:13:33
For me it’s rotten from top to bottom:

Outdated and delapidated facilities
Outdated academy
Overpaid average players here for a pay cheque
A inexperienced coaching team led by journey man
A manager completely out of his depth
A transfer team that has learned nothing over the last 6 years
And at the top an executive vc who is completely unfit for his role

Year after year the club has resisted meaningful change, and us fans have aided this by allowing them pin the blame on individual managers. When Ole was given the permanent job I said that this was more evidence that the club has zero intention of investing the time, money and energy needed to get us back to challenging for titles. They have resisted reform for so long that we are now a midtable level side, at best.

4.) 03 Dec 2019 15:09:23
Spot on Danny exactly what I’ve been saying for years. The club is rotten from top to bottom but the clowns who make the decisions ain’t going anywhere anytime soon.

5.) 03 Dec 2019 15:31:58
Like yourself Fresh, I don't post very often. I've tried my hardest (debating hard with RedMan in the early days) to stay faithful to Ole, to be optimistic in the face of his tactical naivety - but yes, this is beyond ridiculous. Our inability to compete effectively and ruthlessly against mediocre teams is sufficient evidence that Ole is out of his depth. In fact, he shouldn't be allowed in the pool.

I'm also afraid (for Ole, as I have huge respect for his values and desire to make the club great again) that Ole is walking a frayed tightrope at the moment. Frayed because it's dependent upon the football management based incompetence of Ed Woodward. Woodward has engineered a situation, whereupon isolating one of the best managers in the game (Jose) through an alleged transfer policy, that in order to save his own face he now has to resolutely show how commanding and strategic he can be by giving his full support to arguably the worst manager we have had since Dave Sexton. Even Moyes had more pedigree, however we would not have won the league under Moyes were he still there.

One final point, I'm sick to death of the anti-Poch line of 'what has he won? '. Really? In this country, he rejuvenated Southampton and Spurs (neither perennial winners) whilst taking Spurs to a Champions League final, which we will never know, but robbed of one of the best strikers in Europe he may have won. Regardless, that is a resume that contrasts very well against Ole's. If we wait too much longer we will be in a position where Leicester will seem more attractive once Rogers (who I would take in a heartbeat) leaves for Arsenal.

Sad times, but the game of football is an evolution, and our time will come again.

6.) 03 Dec 2019 16:16:27
Top post BadRedDevil.

7.) 03 Dec 2019 17:33:04
Nothing but a Spurs win tomorrow i'm afraid . They are a different force now and Dele Ali looks like the player we hoped Pogba was. 🤣🤣.



11 Nov 2019 14:15:26
Posting less these days but still very much engaged with all things United.

Pleased with the uptick in performance following the Newcastle game - it all seemed to have stemmed from Martial coming back.

Martial at 9, Rashford left and James/ Greenwood right seems a winning combo to me. McTominay grows in stature every game and Fred is looking a bit more impressive. The weak link for me is Pereira - a proper playmaker like Maddison would be a game changer.

Interesting player links : Haaland, Sancho, White, Phillips, Maddison

If it was me, I'd buy Leicester.


1.) 11 Nov 2019 15:21:16
Ha Ha Fresh.
Leicester have many good players at the moment.
Chilwell, Maddison, Ndidi, Telimens will all improve our team.

2.) 11 Nov 2019 15:24:16
With the manager ofcourse, right Fresh?

3.) 11 Nov 2019 16:25:40
Why not, Shan.

4.) 11 Nov 2019 19:27:43
Hi fresh.
Some green shoots in the teams results in last 6 and the last 2 performances have been much better to watch in particular. That's all i want to see. Consistency and improvement.
Im not sure we will sign any of the names you mentioned in Jan. I think it more likely we will see 1 or 2 more experienced players tor our younger players to look to when it isn't going like Brighton and more like Bournemouth.
Thats badly needed.
I agree martial is making an impact his movement and hold up play has been much better.




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02 Aug 2020 19:06:23
Thanks Ed as always.




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24 Jul 2020 21:00:22
Interesting thanks Ed.

Out of curiosity, in your opinion who is the better player out of the 3? I’ve never seen Torres play and, if I’m honest, haven’t seen great deals of Sancho.


{Ed002's Note - They are all young and are each different - Sancho would be the easiest fit, Torres could be difficult.}



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04 Dec 2019 15:35:52
Really feel that would be a dumb move and another overpriced purchase.

Kalvin Phillips represents better value and has more about him.




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04 Dec 2019 12:18:36
Hugely appreciated as always.




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04 Dec 2019 12:04:18
Might you have time this month Ed? Would be a great read.


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22 Nov 2020 11:50:33
I agree with the sentiments expressed in all of these posts.

Ole is out of his depth. He’s got very little tactical knowledge and he clearly isn’t motivating the players. The fact he has to motivate the players is a different issue, however.

The holding midfielders and the lazy, disinterested and out of form Martial sums it up. How you can leave van de Beek on the bench and Cavani I will never know. The bench has been stronger than the first team on numerous occasions this season. It’s as if he’s trying to p*** us all off.




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11 Jul 2020 20:41:23
Still keeping an eye on the site Ken, just haven’t posted. The information on here is far superior to any other.

I don’t know much about Chiesa but seems to have an excellent reputation and can beat a man on the outside which is something we have seen precious little of the last few years.




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22 Dec 2019 16:14:25
He’s got to go.




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11 Nov 2019 16:25:40
Why not, Shan.




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01 Oct 2019 18:38:40
I think it’ll be a funny old coincidence when Poch leaves Spurs and Ole gets pushed. If we are 10th/11th at Christmas then he’s a dead man walking.