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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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26 Mar 2021 21:39:26
I'm going to focus on the general point of your post and say it was very well made and I agree with it all. Would really improve the club.

Too many keyboard warriors on this site. If you think for a second before seizing the opportunity to shoot someone down you would realise that he MAYBE meant Dalot. You know with MA clearly being muted as a RB option.

I usually Wade through the bullsh*t to find the good stuff on this site but these snap comments are begining to really grate on me.

P. s. There's probably loads of typos in this post for you to pick at. Enjoy.

Peter Griffin

{Ed014's Note - sorry Peter you’ve submitted this as a new post and I’m assuming you were replying to someone but don’t know who.


1.) 26 Mar 2021 22:26:21
Sorry Ed. Jodler was the O. P of the thread I was responding to. Just after the "Damian has left the club and already been sold mate. " was my intended slot. Apologies.

{Ed014's Note - no probs mate I just couldn’t move it for you.


2.) 26 Mar 2021 22:36:24
Maybe I should practice what I preach eh? 😅.

{Ed014's Note - that’s a good point! 🤣


3.) 27 Mar 2021 07:48:12
Get used to it. Any mistake, typo different view etc and they are on to you.

Amount of out of work world class international football managers on this site must be staggering.


4.) 27 Mar 2021 19:22:28
You are obviously referring to me as I said it. Also I was being polite when I said it and wasn't sure if the poster knew Darmian had left the club. Chill your beans I wasn't having a go in the slightest 👍.


5.) 27 Mar 2021 19:46:33
One of the good guys Damon. I think Peter read your post in a tone it wasn't written in. 🤝🤝.


 

 

21 Mar 2021 20:59:47
I expected the worst as soon as I seen a midfield of Fred and Matic. Even with Fernandes starting we have been poor when ever those two are paired from the start. Seriously can remember one good display that they were both a part of.

I generally stay clear of the player and manager bashing as I think it's pointless but the decision making of the coaching staff, and I guess the buck stops with Ole there, has been poor far too often.

Peter Griffin

1.) 21 Mar 2021 21:31:46
I think that’s another game that can be laid squarely at the managers door and another example of his poor in game management.

The team selection was curious considering the international break but despite an appalling first half we somehow got in level at 1-1.

Matic and Fred were absolutely dreadful in that first half and both should have been hooked at HT. Fred conceded an abhorrent goal yet Ole can’t complain he hadn’t been warned. Fred had needlessly given the ball away in dangerous positions at least 3 times before he assisted for Inheanacho. Had he been subbed after only 20 minutes he couldn’t have complained such was his carelessness on the ball.

Matic is completely finished at the highest level. His legs have gone and he looked every inch the veteran midfielder playing in a game which was just far too fast and beyond his physical capabilities. He’s now started in our defeats to Spurs, Istanbul, Leipzig, Sheffield United and Leicester. I thought he was absolutely dreadful in the first leg against AC Milan last week and was hoping we’d seen the last of him. It was no surprise to me we struggled when I saw him partnered with Fred in midfield again. If the Milan game wasn’t enough to illustrate this is now a redundant partnership then today has surely done the trick.

I have no idea how both players survived beyond HT. Matic was about as mobile as a statue when Tielemans left him for dead with a simple 1 - 2 and Ole’s indecisiveness and reluctance to make the most obvious tactical changes cost us another game.

It’s strange that we actually have technical midfielders such as Pogba, VdB and Bruno that can actually play football yet for nearly 12 months Ole has shown absolutely no inclination to try and get his best players on the pitch in an attempt to try and dominate the football.

That was another horror show to add nightmares of Palace, Spurs, Istanbul, Leipzig and Sheffield Utd it’s becoming quite the collection.


2.) 21 Mar 2021 23:37:47
Good post DLIB. Have to agree this defeat is entirely on Ole. Curious team selection for me. We had to win both of our cup games this week and after a poor first half in Milan got a great result. Given there is no United game following the Leicester match I am surprised we did not go with our full strength team that finished v Milan. Could then have replaced tired legs if needed when we had an advantage.

The point about Matic and Fred together is well made - they are a woeful combination and knew we would struggle once seeing that line up. Fred runs around a lot and breaks up play. Then passes the ball to the opposition numerous times in a game. Poor first half in Milan and woeful today. What photos does he have of Ole that ensure he plays every game? Clearly VDB doesn't possess the same!

There is a sad reality we have signed some players who just aren't good enough and extended some on contracts which which some unfathomable and are now players we will simply never get rid of. Matic and Jones best examples of the latter.

We are obviously all down after a defeat. Especially with a semi v Southampton in the offing given we beat them 9-0. This feels a game we needed to bounce back from straight away and with that regard I'm not sure the international break actually does us any favours.

Still a long way back to the top ain't it!


3.) 22 Mar 2021 00:40:42
Most normally run clubs would give OGS 10-12 games to save his Utd career. We’re more likely offer him a new deal.

For me the time has come. I’ve been a defender of OGS but even I can’t see where he is taking this. The fact all my City, Liverpool, Chelsea etc fan mates are hoping he stays on says it all.


 

 

12 Mar 2021 11:40:22
Kessie was a delight to watch last night. Haven't seen enough of him to know if that's his normal level of performance but if it is then he is exactly the type of midfielder we need to be looking at in my opinion.

Peter Griffin

1.) 12 Mar 2021 13:02:48
He was immense. Would be a good option to replace matic.


2.) 12 Mar 2021 14:13:29
Yh it was an impressive performance from him, Fred should be watching videos of how he controls/ passes the ball.


3.) 12 Mar 2021 14:25:00
Another one of Atlanta’s products. Ed02 called him out a while ago as one to look out for.


4.) 12 Mar 2021 14:26:24
Fred could watch a video of United U16s and probably still learn something about passing.


5.) 12 Mar 2021 14:41:51
He looks he could be a great addition. However it was one game. That's the first time I've seen him play.

{Ed077's Note - and there is no interest in him from Man Utd}


6.) 12 Mar 2021 15:52:35
The fact that he is exactly what we need made me come to the conclusion that we would wouldn't be looking at him to be honest.


7.) 12 Mar 2021 17:43:58
Cheers ED077.

{Ed077's Note - Kessie has been good for Milan for the past year or so, been playing well for them.}


8.) 12 Mar 2021 19:00:47
I'm sure he's a United fan. Although he did say it when we were linked to him a few years ago.


9.) 12 Mar 2021 18:49:03
ED077,

Do you rate him to be good enough for Utd?

{Ed077's Note - he is better than Fred let me stop at that 😂😂


 

 

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 😂🤣.


 

 

 

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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.

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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.

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15 Apr 2021 01:14:18
You can say that twice Shappy!

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12 Apr 2021 13:44:48
I think Greenwood will suit playing down the right in years to come as Rashford has playing down the left. They both benefit from the angles that playing in those positions creates.

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26 Mar 2021 22:36:24
Maybe I should practice what I preach eh? 😅.

Peter Griffin

{Ed014's Note - that’s a good point! 🤣


 

 

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26 Mar 2021 22:26:21
Sorry Ed. Jodler was the O. P of the thread I was responding to. Just after the "Damian has left the club and already been sold mate. " was my intended slot. Apologies.

Peter Griffin

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12 Mar 2021 15:52:35
The fact that he is exactly what we need made me come to the conclusion that we would wouldn't be looking at him to be honest.

Peter Griffin