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11 Aug 2020 21:14:04
Looking through Uniteds alternative options to J. Sancho.

F. Chiesa doesn't seem to keen on a move.

F. Torres has moved on.

Are we still considering the 'risky but viable' Under Ed002 or has there been additions to the list of alternative targets?

Coman on loan is the other I remember being mentioned along the way.

Peter Griffin

{Ed002's Note - Chiesa will likely move but to elsewhere. Torres has gone to Manchester City. I would not hold your breath about Coman. A third party "representing" Ousmane Dembele has spoken with Manchester United and is trying to get a discussion going with Barcelona.}

1.) 11 Aug 2020 21:49:34
Thanks for that 002, can you see O. Dembele wanting to move to the EPL, more importantly, to Manchester?

I now its not a question you can answer easily but thanks in advance for any extra info . if there is any.

{Ed002's Note - Ousmane Dembele knows that his time is up in Barcelona and that options are few. Barcelona have him on their lengthy list for sale or trade and he could be the only way they could do something with Neymar this summer. There is no reason to assume a move to England would be out of the question - perhaps even a move to the grim, wet and cobbled streets Northwest of England where there would be a significant cultural change, overweight tattooed women pushing wheelchairs with kids who look like their brothers, smog, dead & dying pit ponies laying on the street with only chips & fried curry to eat.}

2.) 11 Aug 2020 22:02:12
Dembele would be a disaster. talented for sure but he doesn’t seem fully invested and committed and he also gets injured even more than Phil Jones. No doubt that’s who we will end up signing 🤦‍♂️.

3.) 11 Aug 2020 22:06:37
Loan move for Bale? I’m sure Real would subsidise some of his wages.

4.) 11 Aug 2020 22:13:48
You're wrong Ed! He can also have a Yorkshire pudding wrap if he heads down to Piccadilly Gardens

The rest is pretty accurate though.

5.) 12 Aug 2020 07:42:54
How about bringing back Zaha?

6.) 12 Aug 2020 08:52:59
zaha- he plays on the left when we are needing someone on the right Eric?
If we are going for a right sided player, Bernadeschi if available would be a good shout.
Costa 29 seems a bit like the perisic of last year, ed002 has already give info on chiesa, coman and dembele so it looks like we are reeling down the list of alternatives. Probably put a bid in for Kanchelskis or do what we usually do and pay up for sancho:)

7.) 12 Aug 2020 09:49:23
In addition, just noted ed002s comment on the european pages that Bernadeschi is being offered as available by exchange or sale.

8.) 12 Aug 2020 10:58:24
With good reason cooky. He is decidedly average. mind you could fit in well in that case.

9.) 12 Aug 2020 11:08:00
Cookyman, Bernadeschi has poor goal scoring ratio.
He has scored only 5 goals in 2 years.

If Sancho is not attainable, we must go for Adama Traore.
He is improving every year.

10.) 12 Aug 2020 11:10:38
I read an interesting article about Dembele recently. It suggested that Barcelona had conducted a internal investigation to understand why he gets injured there. He was never injured at Rennes or Dortmund so they contacted his former coaches and had the Aspetar Clinic in Doha Go over his GPS data in games and training. In training, only 20% of the time he is involved in plays was spent sprinting, while in matches that figure rose to a staggering 90%.

Apparently his lifestyle is good these days he has a personal chef and his agent and family support him to be a good pro.

Essentially the article concludes that Barca’s training style is responsible for his injuries. Apparently De Jong has found their training challenging in a similar way.

If managed correctly it sounds like he could be a great asset.

11.) 12 Aug 2020 11:14:23
I hope we give Dembele a wide berth, he neither has the attitude or the ability to stay fit long enough to be worthwhile.

12.) 12 Aug 2020 11:37:52
He looked the business before he went to Barca. I’d love him to join.

13.) 12 Aug 2020 12:08:28
what do you mean by that ken.

14.) 12 Aug 2020 12:27:11
TRD again it comes down to opinions -traore isn't an outstanding scorer to be fair -
i think we will get sancho by paying up as this drags on but although he is a talent, imo he is vastly overpriced and success has come in the bundesligue not the EPL which is a much tougher place to shine. we have other positions that could be sorted using the figures quoted for 1 player ; don't think it makes sense to put all our eggs in one basket.

15.) 12 Aug 2020 12:47:03
ID take Dembele over Jadon if it is half the cost and then go and buy a CB and CM.

16.) 12 Aug 2020 13:30:22
I know we all have our opinions on particular players but you make a good point Singh - let's say we could get Koubilay-VD Beek + Dembele rather than blow all the money on Sancho would make sense ( offloading Smalling, Rojo Lingard) .

The 3 I mention are just the first 3 that popped into my head - they are quality and would improve the team which was always the first objective according to SAF.

17.) 12 Aug 2020 14:47:07
I’m not sure what price people think Dembele will go for, but if people think we could get him, a midfielder and a cb for the Sancho price, he’d have to go for about £10m.

18.) 12 Aug 2020 21:07:39
Hi cooky i don't ever remember him having a good game. I've seen lots of him coming on as a sub or being taken off. He gives away the ball a lot. He does work hard but imo is decidedly average.

19.) 12 Aug 2020 23:34:26
Bfb I would take Vdb and Dembele and go for another cb instrad of Koulibaly as i think he is reckless and we got a player like him in Baily already.

I remember ed sayin Barcelona are desperate to get rid of Dembele and will listen to decent offers and nothing as extravagant as Jadon.

If he puts his head down then he could be a very good player for us.

He is fast, technically very good and can score goals.

It is the attitude which has been the issue and that's the only concern I have with him.

20.) 13 Aug 2020 13:50:52
Dembele would struggle to get through the medical. If we miss out on Sancho and Dembele is an option on loan then I would entertain that idea but I would not purchase him at this time unless it was for a very low fee, on low wages and a small contract length. He missed 30 league games last season which is a worry.

21.) 13 Aug 2020 18:20:28
Ed I’m not sure if you’ve answer this, but do you know if dembele would be a permanent transfer or a loan? Only reason I ask is the links to Coman being a loan deal.

{Ed002's Note - There are no agreements in place about these players.}

22.) 13 Aug 2020 18:24:38
What type of fee are Barcelona looking for with Dembele Ed? Thanks.

{Ed002's Note - As much as possible. You should ignore the fees.}



14 Jul 2020 20:29:47
Just been reading that Sneijder is thinking of coming out of retirement. Just wondering if we have any interest 😂.

Peter Griffin

1.) 14 Jul 2020 21:01:47
Backup to Grealish is what I hear 😂.

2.) 15 Jul 2020 06:57:35
Schnieejdar is exactly what we need. Let’s hope we can get the deal over the line this time!

3.) 15 Jul 2020 11:03:30
We've signed Bruno we don't need Sneijder now, we need a winger. I wonder when Gaitan will sign, he's been lost at the airport longer than my luggage.



22 May 2020 19:55:29
Evening Ed.

A bit out the norm but are you aware of any ins and outs with the coaching staff? Always an interesting way to look at the direction on the field.

Thanks in advance.

Peter Griffin

{Ed002's Note - No, I am not aware of changes to the coaching staff. A scout has recently left but that is noise in the big scheme of things.}

1.) 22 May 2020 22:26:31
Nice one Ed. Enjoy your weekend.

{Ed002's Note - And you Peter.}



26 Jan 2020 00:50:23
Ed, during the summer Justin Kluivert was named as a possible target of Ole’s. Is he still of interest to Utd or was that particular place in the squad filled with the acquisition of James.

Thanks in advance.

Peter Griffin

{Ed002's Note - No, there is no interest from MU.}



01 Jun 2017 23:25:36
if this really is the end of the Griezmann saga, so you think Man Utd will completely move on or do you think the move could be revisited in a years time. Maybe this will mean Martial is given another year to sort his head out. (Won't hold my breath though, the lad seems to lacking in the mental strength department).

Peter Griffin

1.) 02 Jun 2017 01:43:44
IF talks were ongoing with United and Griezmann i don't see how they couldn't have anticipated this scenario whereby Atleticos ban isn't lifted, something just doesn't seem right.

2.) 02 Jun 2017 07:15:01
I would say that United probably didn't want to pay the full release clause or didn't want to pay it immediately.

3.) 02 Jun 2017 09:13:48
Read ED002 post about release clauses etc.

4.) 02 Jun 2017 11:33:24
Hi all, thanks to the Eds as always for the site. This is purely my guess.

United have decided to hold out one more year for AG because of two reasons, one because of the injury to Ibra and so a CF is now of higher priority and two there is a situation with AG that isn't desirable to the club, perhaps player attitude/ arrogance?

Lukaku looks to be the first choice now, he has prem experience over a number of years and although it hasn't quite proven himself yet in the bigger games, Jose believes he has it in him.
The 'surprise' Jose is referring to is either Neymar or Bale but this will depend on whether Martial is sold and/ or Rashford heads out on loan (not what I want but I can see it happening) .
For what it's worth I also think De Gea will stay but that is just a gut feeling.




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14 Jun 2020 01:31:07
“After the Paul Pogba deal in 2016, Man Utd set a policy which limits agent fees in any future player deal to 5%. “

Seen this and just wondering if this is a policy the club has actually enforced.

Peter Griffin

{Ed002's Note - No.}

1.) 14 Jun 2020 12:03:19
Cheers Ed, didn’t know what to think of it to be honest.

Wouldn’t put it bc past the people in charge to bite their nose off to spite their face.



31 Jan 2020 23:18:08
Can’t wait to see him hold the ball up for the first time. Can’t remember the last time it happened. Zlatan possibly.

Peter Griffin

1.) 01 Feb 2020 12:38:23
Get your Watford tracksuit on 😂🤣.



22 Jul 2019 10:58:40
Good morning

Do you expect Man Utd to get the Bruno F deal done, will some players have to be moved on first?

Peter Griffin



28 May 2019 00:12:20
I think Depay would be a great option for us down the right.

I’m probably wrong, usually am, but I’m thought I remembered there being some form of clause in the deal when we let him go to Lyon.

Any thoughts?

(Maybe one of the Ed’s could tel me if a clause existed, I believe it was first refusal or that United were to be informed if an acceptable offer had been submitted)

Peter Griffin

{Ed002's Note - There are no clauses, references to butterflies or anything else to concern yourself with.}

1.) 28 May 2019 00:22:25
Just “no” would’ve been fine.

2.) 28 May 2019 01:11:54
He never played on the right when he was here. And I don't think such a media conscious player is what we need right now. It is enough of a problem already.

3.) 28 May 2019 00:52:39
When we sold him to Lyon we agreed a buy back clause and also a sell on clause. he's not had a very good season though compared to last season. I'm sure he's only scored 8 goals where as he scored over 20 last season.

4.) 28 May 2019 00:57:04
Sorry my bad he's scored 12 goals in all competitions this season. He does seem to get his fair share of assists though. I'm not sure we are interested though 🤔.

5.) 28 May 2019 06:20:11
Yeah another player with poor attitude.



24 May 2019 22:21:43
I’d like to think that United are considering Ricardo of Leicester at some level.

Even as a plan B to WB.

. I’d prefer Ricardo, the lad is disciplined.

Peter Griffin

1.) 24 May 2019 23:13:58
Prefer him to AWB? Why?

2.) 25 May 2019 08:07:53
I’d take Meunier and let him play alongside and help develop Dalot who was our brand new shiny teenager last summer for £20m and teach him the game.

3.) 25 May 2019 11:05:56
Only price would make him a better signing, the only other who comes close to AWB is TAA at Liverpool and we ain’t gona get him.

4.) 25 May 2019 11:21:29
Same. Meunier would cost about 30 million less which can go into the centre back fund.

5.) 25 May 2019 11:42:30
If we're looking at attacking full backs, then Ricardo. If we want more defensive-minded full backs, then AWB.

6.) 25 May 2019 14:32:16
Nou, AWB is as good going forward as he is defensively. He was a winger until coaches at Palace discovered he’s very good at tackling.

7.) 25 May 2019 17:07:31
Maybe at Palace he just doesn't get the opportunity to get forward as much, which is fair enough. Haven't really seen him as an attacking threat.

8.) 25 May 2019 19:17:53
He has a decent cross on him and can get past a man, pace to burn. He reminds me a bit of a modern day Ashley Cole, but less physical and more technical to suit today’s game. Saying that if AWB achieves half as much as AC he’d have a great career.




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08 Oct 2020 09:32:55
Don't know if this kind of post is kosher but maybe this is worth a read for those of us who have a genuine interest in how things work.

Transfers report

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07 Oct 2020 20:21:54
Would triggering the extra year with the intention of selling him be classed as profiteering as Ed002 has mentioned before? I don't understand and try to stay clear of the complicated stuff maybe someone could educate me.

Peter Griffin

{Ed002's Note - Clubs are not allowed to profiteer. They can extend contracts and strike a deal.}



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09 Sep 2020 20:32:57
The current situation globally ended up going in Barcelona’s favour due to the extended season. If what you have pointed out is the case it seems like Sancho has the upper hand. The dates on the contract seem to be what wins the debate instead of what the dates originally insinuated.

Peter Griffin



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03 Sep 2020 17:34:17
Leaving Maguire exposed on that side with an attacking fullback makes no sense. We’re always susceptible on that side when LS or BW push forward.

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20 Aug 2020 23:08:08
It’s been mentioned that Gabriel’s preference would be to join Victor Osimhen. It sounds like Napoli are one of the teams that have made a bid, so it would make sense that he is on his way there. I’m just joining the dots, could be wrong.

Peter Griffin




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03 Nov 2020 22:58:13
Max Allegri all day.

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14 Jun 2020 12:03:19
Cheers Ed, didn’t know what to think of it to be honest.

Wouldn’t put it bc past the people in charge to bite their nose off to spite their face.

Peter Griffin



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10 Mar 2020 20:57:00
I read earlier that they may also look into blocking the access that pubs have to stop that.

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30 Jan 2020 16:26:53
You speak very good England mate!

Peter Griffin



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18 Jan 2020 09:49:56
Nice one BFRO. 😒

Story is completely true btw, ( including the tracksuit 😂) I’m not claiming a store attendant to be a credible source. Just thought I’d post it for the old romantics still left on here. (can’t beat a bit of inside knowledge from a store staff! )

Anyway got to go, That giant chicken is outside and after a scrap.

Peter Griffin