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23 Jun 2020 18:56:03
Hi Ed002, sorry to bombard you with yet more Pogba questions, but is Arthur seen as an alternative to Pogba by juventus? Thanks.


{Ed002's Note - Not necessarily as they are having a cull of their midfield this summer - but MU are unwilling to help sort out a solution for Pogba.}

1.) 23 Jun 2020 19:29:48
Given the current climate, d'you think it's more likely that Pogba stays than leaves this summer? Also how would the running down of the contract work in regards to the extra year extension? Thank you.

{Ed002's Note - It is unrelated to the current climate. He can run down his contract over the coming season and leave as a free agent. Manchester United can extend and force him to stay yet another year but they cannot profiteer - so if they extended and then sold him he has a claim on the money. By then few if any players would want to sign for a club which behaves so badly toward their own players.}

2.) 23 Jun 2020 21:11:15
Do the club have any plans to offer or negotiate a new contract with pogba ed002?

{Ed002's Note - I really don’t know. He wants to leave.}

3.) 23 Jun 2020 22:34:39
Thanks for that Ed, just highlights how bad the situation really is. I hope the club can resolve things.

4.) 23 Jun 2020 23:41:13
Oh, poor Mr Pogba, we behaved so badly towards him. We only gave him 300K a week and asked him to play football for it. We are EEEEEEVIL.

5.) 23 Jun 2020 23:59:27
If Pogba wants to leave then the club should negotiate the best deal possible. I just don't like the idea of Juve/ Madrid offering players that they want rid of in any potential deal. If their no good for their respective clubs then their no good for Man United regardless of the club's current circumstances/ position in world football. We need players who are committed to helping us get back to the top and not players who view us as a step down.

6.) 24 Jun 2020 07:53:29
Yeah, sounds simple RWWD but I'm not sure that's it 🤔.

7.) 24 Jun 2020 09:58:03
RWWD, Pogba is well paid, arguably overpaid. No one is disputing that. However, he doesn't want to continue to play for us. He should within reason be allowed to choose who he works for.

You might not agree with it, yet I suspect the majority of fellow footballers will view things in a similar way to Pogba rather than that of the fans.

At the end of the day he doesn't want to be at our club. As an asset he his value to the club is diminishing the longer the keep him. While doing so will look in the eyes of many other footballers to be the club mistreating him.

It best the club facilitate his move. Firstly to protect the value of a club "asset". Secondly, to maintain a happy dressing room. Thirdly, to protect the club's image with fellow footballers.

8.) 24 Jun 2020 10:14:11

I agree with your post. The club appear to be more concerned about the business side rather than the football side of the club.

If a player wants to go, which Pogba clearly does, then keeping a player who wants to go doesn't do the team any good.

It would be different if they said to him, look we can't get a replacement this transfer window etc, but next summer you can go.

9.) 24 Jun 2020 13:44:05
Ed you mentioned in the past about non profiteering on pogba due to extending via the option. I was wondering if there’s anywhere you could point me to research this? I’m looking to find somewhere to do a sports law module once my masters is complete this year. If there’s any reading you could recommend that would be much appreciated.


{Ed002's Note - I don't have time to find it right now, but it is a simple clause about profiteering.}

10.) 24 Jun 2020 15:42:20

Ed002 has said many times in the last few months.

Any club can activate an extension year but cannot do so to profit on that extension.

Pogba value will be so low come the end of this season that they cannot activate the year to raise the value.

This is the same for any and every club in similar situations.

11.) 24 Jun 2020 16:14:29
Pogbs won't be the first player not to get the move he wants.

12.) 24 Jun 2020 21:08:18
I get that reddevilfan- but if your read my post I’m just looking more info from the legal and drafting side of things regarding such a clause.



20 May 2020 21:36:15
Hello ED002, Thanks for making lockdown a bit more exciting with the transfer gossip. Are there any updates on potential outgoings? (Lingard, Mata, Matic etc. ) Cheers.


{Ed002's Note - No major changes as far as I know - but Matic has signed a new deal.}

1.) 20 May 2020 22:52:45
Are there any teams still interested in Matic and are the club willing to sell?

{Ed002's Note - He has signed a new deal so no.}

2.) 21 May 2020 10:45:48
Do you want Matic to leave Slunky?

3.) 21 May 2020 16:18:39
Matic has been quality since his return and the reduced number of goals we've conceded is evident.

Far better defensively when Matic plays over Mctominay. Fact.

4.) 21 May 2020 16:45:45
I'd argue he's been our best CDM since his return to the team, sure he took a few games to get fit and didn't really get played for the first half of the year. I was just wondering if he is going to be here next season and how our Midfield could end up looking, especially given that Juventus have a load of CM's on the table. I'm just wondering how frequently he's going to be playing considering our other options in midfield.

5.) 21 May 2020 22:07:29
When fit and on form Matic is our best DM. The problem is that he can't stay fit for a whole season. This year he was out injured until Christmas, so we got his early season form in January and February. Maybe if he only plays one game a week, or every other week then his legs might not be gone by December.

Either way he is a talented and experienced player to have as part of the squad.

He will be useful next season.

6.) 22 May 2020 06:45:57
Matic when not match fit or over used as per his age, he is a liability. Good 9n ball and defensive rock but its pain to see him jogging around without urgency in matches; mostly down to burn out. since his return from injury, he got enough rest to recover. I believe, if used correctly, he can still deliver for 1 more season. Needs frequent sub offs or Game once a week only.



11 May 2020 10:17:36
Hi ED002, Sorry to keep pestering but is there any possibility of some juicy summer transfer details? Thank you.


{Ed002's Note - I don't rteally think much has changed at the moment and the club will look to to prioritise. Previously a DM would have been a target, but a new contract for Matic has delayed the immediate need. A versatile left sided CM/AM (ideally Jack Grealish is still wanted). There is interest in the future with interest in Jude Bellingham remaining and Joe Hugill being taken as an option to Gelhardt. The club need to decide what to do about adding a striker with Odion Ighalo being the low cost option. There are other youngsters the club have an interest in and could still look to cherry-pick like Ricky-Jade Jones and Kalvin Phillips.

Right now the big driver remains whether or not it will become possible to complete the season (I still think it unlikely) and, if not, how the season will be finished. Then it becomes much clearer what clubs will be able to do, who will be in the Champions League and who will be in the Europa League and how that affects transfers.}

1.) 11 May 2020 13:09:05
Thank you very much Ed002, any news very much appreciated. Hope you and those close to you are staying well and finding positives in these strange times.

{Ed002's Note - And you Wallace.}

2.) 11 May 2020 16:26:32
Thanks Ed! Are there any updates on our RW options?

{Ed002's Note - Federico Chiesa (RW/F) is available much more affordable than Sancho for Manchester United and of prior interest, but Inter remain keen although talks are now on hold. Fiorentina are willing to sell in the summer. Should it happen at some point, he would be a direct replacement, has similar attributes to Salah, is liked by Klopp and, although Liverpool have shown no interest, he will be sold in the summer. As far as I am aware, Liverpool have still not made any approach to Fiorentina for Federico Chiesa. However interest in him from elsewhere remains and it is still the intent if Inter to push for a move for him as soon as they can. And that is the move the player has wanted. Sarri desired the player when at Napoli and he wants to improve his options at Juventus but it would mean moving on both Douglas Costa and Bernardeshi first - although they are trying. Napoli is in turmoil and unattractive to players whilst they get their act together. Prior interest of Milan and Roma has gone due to the asking price.}

3.) 11 May 2020 21:10:27
Chiesa would be a wonderful signing. One of the few proper out and out right wingers in the game. It should be a no brainer between him and Sancho if the sums for Sancho are to be believed.

With AWB at right back and Chiesa at right wing, that could be the right side done for a long time.

4.) 11 May 2020 21:14:45
Sancho looks the better player imo would be better suited to England and the EPL as well.

5.) 11 May 2020 21:19:00
The money for Sancho is obscene, even in football's terms. If Chiesa can be done this summer and for a good price then I think we should pull the trigger.

6.) 11 May 2020 22:33:54
I agree that sancho is the better player with a higher ceiling and will proably adapt quicker.
If the cost of sancho is prohibitive then so be it we have to look at other alternatives.
If the player wants inter them it will probably happen.
Its a position that needs strengthening but a lot will depend on cl qualification and with so much uncertainty around i'm not expecting too much this summer.

7.) 11 May 2020 22:57:18
Thanks for the updates ED! I'm undecided on Chiesa but I think he's a better option than Sancho. Sancho will not be worth the money demanded and I'm not sure he'll be as good for us as people think. His stats are incredible in a very strong team coming up against some not so good defenders. I would ideally prefer a left footer right winger who can cut inside. I still think Greenwood can be effective in scoring from the right hand side, but we do really need a player who can hog the right hand side, which we've been missing for so long. I'd be happy to take a Bale, Costa, Bernadeschi if possible involved in some sort of swap for Pogba and alternate them with greenwood. Chiesa, Sarr or Traore would be the best options right now if we're looking for a long term player.

{Ed002's Note - Bale and Costa are certainly available but we will see what happens.}

8.) 12 May 2020 09:18:52
Everyone is always saying we need to buy the best option have ambition.

Now it seems it all about value for money .

9.) 12 May 2020 10:47:12
Im not sure that's what people are saying. I thin k you said the same thing yourself last week.
That the landscape has changed and because if that it will be harder to get the most expensive players unless their value drops significantly. The money may not be available.

10.) 12 May 2020 10:54:15
Sancho is clearly the better option in terms of footballing ability currently. And for that reason is obviously the first choice.

However, we would need to have our heads in the clouds not to appreciate that there is an upper limit which the club needs to have for every transfer. Apparently the Sancho deal is in the region of 200m when considering transfer fee, wages, agents fees etc. Now that was before C.V., and fees will be impacted.

If Dortmund or his agents won't accept fees at or below the maximum amount we are prepared to pay then we have to walk away. Just as Chelsea have done.

While we are also assuming that Sancho would definitely come to us. He has said he won't move somewhere without UCL football, so there is a chance that this deal might not happen if we don't qualify as well.

In the event that Sancho won't sign or his price tag is higher than the club is prepared to play then we need another target to move on to.

Federico Chiesa by all accounts is an excellent young player who could be a great alternative to Sancho.

11.) 12 May 2020 11:38:47
Eh? Ken read above people are saying sancho isn't worth the money and the money is obscene and he won't be worth the money .
Or " it should be a no brainer between chiesa or sancho if the sums for sancho are true "

Also the landscape has changed and transfer values imo will be part of that . If united want and can afford sancho I hope they go for him.
If a club and agent won't accept a fee that we are willing to pay for a player we will obviously not buy that player.

If we can get sancho i personal would take him every day of the week over chiesa.

12.) 12 May 2020 11:39:44
Thanks Ed!

13.) 12 May 2020 12:40:23
I agree jred that would be my choice also to get sancho. But if the numbers are not workable from our point of view i would look for an alternative.
Mumbles doesn't think he is worth the money being asked, valid opinion and slunky feels that sancho is not the best option again a valid opinion.
Im not sure anybody is saying buy sancho at all costs but i think most would agree that if he is affordable them he would be the best option. some don't think so which is their prerogative.
Ed002 said the deal is upwards of 200m it seems to be very expensive. His agent has demanded a fee in the region of 50m and unless he reduces his ask substantially then i'd say the deal is dead in the water sadly. I can't see us paying the agent that sum ire anything close to it.
He won't sign unless we have cl football according to reports either if that's the case it doesn't bode well.
Id really like him but if the numbers don't work them we will have to look elsewhere.

14.) 12 May 2020 13:23:51
If the numbers are not workable for a player we won't buy him .
But if the club can do I deal what's the problem?
Mumbles also said on the banter page united won't pay what it takes to get back to the top, so which is it.
As you said mumbles doesn't think he is worth the money.
If people don't think sancho is any good that's there opinion, if slinky would rather bale ( I would take sancho over bale everyday of the week ) that's his opinion.
But the cost is always mentioned
So I'm not sure what your disagreeing with when I say "everyone is always saying we need to buy the best option have ambition.  

Now it seems it all about value for money"

15.) 12 May 2020 14:09:57
I would prefer we bought hungry players around the age of 23 to 25 so we gwr them for a few years at least at their peak. don't want players who are older ad a short term fix.

16.) 12 May 2020 14:53:14
Im not arguing with you other than i'm not sure that its lots of people that are saying that.
As a club we have paid and will always pay over the odds for some players.
Its a fine balance of getting value and getting the right player.
In the past we only had to buy 1 or 2 players to compliment a great squad successful winning squad so paying over the odds for 1 big player was palatable but now the money has got so much bigger and we need 3 4 or 5 players to compete so busting the budget on 1 player will probably not have the desired affect. Liverpool are now at that point. They don't need as many players so can pay big money on 1. It will take a while to rebuild yet again.
So perhaps that's where people are coming from.
Personally i think we need 3 or 4 starters and if we buy sancho we won't get them as there is so much going on him. If we don't get the balance right i would have a concern that sancho would come but because of other deficiencies in the team that he won't be enough to move is forward.
A lot will depend on cl qualification which is by no means certain.
A lot will depend on budget for transfers
A lot will depend on getting others sold and freeing up space.
Matic looks set to stay
Pogba will he stay or go? This will have an impact in the budget for sure.
Rojo jones smalling lingard are likely to move on but I'm not sure they well generate big money so perhaps with the changing landscape we will Neff to be more creative and open to player swaps if its possible.
Like so much else in today's world so much is up in the air.

17.) 12 May 2020 16:46:30
But nobody has said any of that above, certainly when I posted my op?
It was more a case of " If Chiesa can be done this summer and for a good price then I think we should pull the trigger "
Your agreeing and disagreeing at the same time . Its as bad as boris.

18.) 12 May 2020 17:23:20
As usual we're arguing on this site when we probably agree more than we disagree. I just want to clarify that if it were a straight pick between Sancho and Bale I'd obviously prefer Sancho. However, Pogba needs to go and by the sounds of things, swaps are the most viable option. I wouldn't mind a Costa/ Bale alternating with Greenwood and Chong (Hopefully he puts on some muscle over the lockdown) . Then in a year or two we can re-evaluate who we should or shouldn't splash the cash on. I do fear Sancho's stats, team and general hype might be misleading people on their judgement of him. There's no guarantee he adapts and continues his form, I just don't think it's worth the risk.

{Ed002's Note - The issue with Bale is his age and wages. His options are dwindling.}

19.) 12 May 2020 19:09:49
Im disagreeing that its loads of people. it was a couple that's all. I don't think that's the overwhelming feeling.

20.) 12 May 2020 19:43:09
Sancho would be my choice by Chiesa is a good alternative if the money isn't there.

21.) 12 May 2020 22:04:28
Chiesa would be my choice too and I don't think Sancho is as good as people think he is and certainly not for 200 mill. I rather we go ge5 Chiesa and Nigues for 200 mill then splashing all of the money on Sancho. 😉😉.

22.) 12 May 2020 22:19:23
To be honest I've only seen Chiesa in a couple of games and a few highlights and I've not been watching him intently. So I've no real opinion on him. He is exciting at times. Looks a good player.
There have not been too many hugely successful Italian imports into the epl, i'm not sure why that is. Like the English players they tend to stay at home more often than not.

23.) 12 May 2020 23:26:42
Exactly I'm far from convinced but he is a fancy name and that's what dome people like . Whereas sancho is English, before you disagree just keep an eye out thd same people will say thd samd things .

So if your only disagree with the word loads change it to a few . Althought there is a similar thread on the page 2 below.

24.) 13 May 2020 03:01:54
Only Ronaldo, Mbappe, Neymar, Salah, Mane and Messi shpuld be going for anywhere near 150 mill plus. Anyone else should not be anywhere that amount.



18 Nov 2019 13:08:19
Hi Ed's, is there anything in the rumours linking us to Danny Loader?



{Ed002's Note - He has been looked at by a number of PL clubs and Wolves still want him - but he would certainly not be ready for the first team for most PL sides.}

1.) 18 Nov 2019 13:34:06
Cheers Ed.



23 Aug 2019 01:35:51
Any updates on the whole De Gea situation?


1.) 24 Aug 2019 14:47:18
Good question.




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10 May 2021 23:39:01
I don't know if this has been said before, or if anyone agrees. but I would personally prefer we went for Allan Saint maximin and Eberechi Eze over Jadon Sancho. I've always thought Sancho has been overrated, never seen anything that special from him. Let me know your thoughts guys.


{Ed0666's Note - Eze I concur but Saint Maximan?? Are you sure...

1.) 11 May 2021 09:55:22
When we played Newcastle at St James, when the younger Longstaff brother scored I was sat in the Geordie end (kept my feelings to myself throughout that game) . Saint Maximin absolutely tore us apart, he was so exciting to watch and you could feel the buzz around the stadium as soon as he got the ball.

Despite this, I think he is a bit part player, turns up every now and again. He reminds me of a fast Ben Arfa, all the talent in the world but will never be good enough week in week out.

I haven't seen enough of Elanga from our U23's but from what I have seen, he looks like he could be just as good as Eze for our squad. Especially combined with Diallo, Greenwood. We need someone who is top top quality if we are bringing anyone in for RW, Sancho in my opinion is exactly that.

2.) 11 May 2021 10:30:24
If Greenwood maintains his form and Amad Diallo has a good few run of games towards the end of the season, I really don't know why we would still push for a RW as priority. Amad is only one year younger than Greenwood so he should really be pushing for more game time.

I feel like there are other areas of the squad I would rather address before we go anywhere near Jadon Sancho.

3.) 11 May 2021 10:37:49
I feel that Sancho is who OGS/ the club want and continue to want from last year, we seem to always be a year removed signing players from when we go in for them.
If we do get Sancho it will be interesting to see what then happens with Greenwood/ Diallo/ Martial, it could be that we are strong in depth and could rotate much more than we did this year. ALso, will depend on formation we move to (433 switching to 1 HM rather than the double pivot)

4.) 11 May 2021 10:56:01
Saint Maximim - He's always in and out of games and is nowhere near consistent enough. I would take Sancho and Greenwood over him all day long, they are much better players and have a lot more to there game. Newcastle would be looking for upwards of 50 million for him and he isn't worth it.

5.) 11 May 2021 11:18:10
I'm with you Simo.

6.) 11 May 2021 11:41:55
Saint Maximin is a limited Luis Nani.

7.) 11 May 2021 13:25:23
With Greenwood, Cavani, Rashford, Bruno and even Pogba we are looking like a team that carries a wide variety of threats, which will make us more difficult to defend against. Unless we can move Martial on I don't see either money or playing time being available for another very expensive forward. Our primary intentions must surely be strengthening in the central defensive and midfield positions. We all know where the upgrades would be most useful, and we are all pretty much agreed on which players do not or should not have a first team future at OT.

8.) 11 May 2021 09:29:06
Eze is not a rw nor central and maximin is predominantly lw and a bit of a flake.
Sancho is imo streets ahead of both. I'm not saying he is the only option but he is a far better rw option than 2 players that don't play there only my opinion of course.
There are other alternatives to sanch but he is the guy ole wants by all accounts.

9.) 11 May 2021 09:35:38
Sancho is a very good player, pretty much has hit double figures for goals and assists every season at dortmund. Granted the bundesliga can inflate attacking players stats (werner, mkhitaryan, havertz, kagawa, schurlle etc) . But he's only 21 and has plenty of room for improvement.

On Eze, he really should have been signed from QPR, i don't know which one of our scouts looked at the talent in the championship and thought Dan James was the best forward available in that league. Apart from running fast in a straight line, i don't see what james offers an attack.

10.) 11 May 2021 14:01:10
The reality is if we are going out for the best then Sancho is head and shoulders above anyone else we could get. Whether he could do it in the EPL (which is tougher than the Bundesliga) obviously remains to be seen. But no one else we are linked to in any league has scored and assisted as many as Sancho has over the past two years.

The issue will obviously be price, Sancho at 100m or someone else at 50m doesn't make much sense going for Sancho.

But Sancho at 75-80m as opposed to someone else at the 50m does start to make more sense. However, that's only if the budget will stretch.

11.) 11 May 2021 15:32:22
Shappy - with Cavani in the bag for another year we can maybe leave the central striking position until season 22-23.
I would be going all out for Sancho and if we could grab Declan Rice and Pau Torres along the way it would be a great summer of additions but i am being greedy.
Get rid or Mata, Lingard, Romero, Jones, Dalot, Pereira and a few other players that are on the verge of the first team and this would generate a few quid.



05 Apr 2021 20:36:30
Hi Mumbles, just my weekly reminder to you about the LORD and SAVIOUR JESSE LINGARD! If I get banned from spamming the group then so be it. Would just like to make the point that as a fan base that maybe we're too quick to judge our players and call them garbage, when a lot of them are actually very talented, but often misused. We're all often short sighted and forget that players are human and can drop in and out of form. Maybe us supporting them on social media rather than ripping them down might help boost their confidence.


1.) 05 Apr 2021 20:55:52
Hi Slunky.

If Lingard was any good he wouldn't have had to go on loan to West Ham.

Some teams don't suit certain players. Lingard went 18 months playing as the jewel in the United crown in central attacking midfield position and didn't register a goal or an assist.

Bruno managed to more goals and assists in 1 year at the club than Jesse did in his entire career.

Playing at West Ham he's found his level. Teams aren't constantly sitting back and being one of the main men suits him.

I'm not on any social media so I don't abuse any players but as for Lingard, he brings it on himself. He's the class clown who never grew up.

Better players have left United and gone on and done well.

He would not have gotten near any of our title winning squads. The fact you're coming on as some sort of gotcha, is a damning indignation of how far our club as fallen.

You'll get your wish though. I'm sure he'll be back in our squad next season and Ole will proclaim it's like "a new signing".

2.) 05 Apr 2021 20:56:34
Lingard just can't stop scoring right now :)

Slunkyred, Lingard was abysmal an year back. He went without scoring or assisting for more than a year.
That is criminal for a United no 10.

We have a beast of a playmaker now in Bruno. Maybe Lingard has found his level as a big fish in a small pond.
He is enjoying his football right now, turning 29 this year.

Best thing for us is to hope for a bidding war end of the season. Use him as a sweetner to get Declan Rice.

3.) 05 Apr 2021 22:50:40
Lingard is doing pretty well hard to say he is a bad player.

4.) 06 Apr 2021 00:36:32
Of course he’s not a bad player. He’s found his level though. We need much much better. We’re Man U fing nited. That used to mean something.

5.) 06 Apr 2021 08:30:09
Why has he found his level, that's an odd statement.
He is playing well in the epl and for England. It's not like he has dropped down a league .

6.) 06 Apr 2021 09:43:15

Expectation is lower at west ham, he is playing against teams that don’t just sit back against them and he has to be clever to break down. He’s looked good and playing well for them like he didn’t for us so obviously this is more his level. I’m very happy for him.

7.) 06 Apr 2021 10:58:22
What he said ☝️.

8.) 06 Apr 2021 14:51:18
Sounds more like he is doing better than people expected not just for West ham .
Just sounds a bit arrogant.



22 Mar 2021 15:36:24
The only bad performance I've seen from Bailly was when he played at RB against PSG and he's not even a right back. And spurs but that loss was more than just his fault. Aside from this he's been solid every time he's played. The reason why we play with two CDM's is because Maguire has no recovery pace, and although lindelof has pace he has weak tackling ability. Will be gutted to see Bailly leave. He should play every game he can when he's fit. Realistically if we're going to play with a high line we need to play 3 at the back to accommodate Maguire, Or 2 at the back with neither Lindelof or Maguire. It's a great shame to see such a talented defender neglected. The fact that Ole plays Lindelof in the big games and Bailly in the small games really bothers me. Anyways I'm not really sure we're progressing despite what Ole says.


1.) 22 Mar 2021 17:14:27
Maguire and even Lindelof lacks pace and also gets bullied often.
Both aren't good enough imo if we aspire to challenge for top honors.

Tuanzebe should've been given more opportunities.

2.) 22 Mar 2021 17:21:26
Lindelof is a better defender. He stays fit, so is available for selection. He is a better passer. Is available for selection because he stays fit. He reads the game pretty well, and is rarely caught out for lack of pace. This means he doesn't need to throw himself round like a mad dog (Jones, Bailly) . Probably also a reason why he doesn't pick up draft injuries, and is available for selection.

Did I mention he can stay fit and is available for selection most weeks?

{Ed077's Note - Maguire and Lindelof miss less games then all other CBs stay fit and available for selection, combined. And due to their frequent injury issues they arent reliable and trusted enough to be thrown straight in when available as well.}

3.) 22 Mar 2021 17:53:06
DB. Maybe the fact that lindelof and maguire are available and fit more often sways oles thinking. Would you subscribe to that view?

4.) 22 Mar 2021 18:51:56
ED077 makes a very good point. i'd prefer to see Bailly and Tuanzebe play, but both have fitness problems. Although Tuanzebe has been fit for awhile now.

I'm not sure if Bailly has been injured recently or OGS has just made an excuse up?

I remember Bailly getting slated for his poor performance against Barcelona. He hadn't played for months and his first game back was against Barcelona at RB.

5.) 22 Mar 2021 22:01:31
Surely Manchester United do not play two DMs because one player has no pace. You would like to think that, when scouting a player, the numerous people involved in recommending him would have looking at his pace amongst many things, before agreeing to pay such a (ludicrous, admittedly) sum. Look, I’m not saying he’s Franz Beckenbauer, or even great, but it feels like this is just another thing that gets said and snowballs. Ole’s formation is the issue, but surely he doesn’t come to it based on his £80m captain?



21 Mar 2021 15:24:37
I told you all that Lingard was the Messiah. None of you listened. I only hope for your own sakes that you see the light one day (Mumbles xx) .


1.) 21 Mar 2021 15:37:39
He has had another really good game so far.

2.) 21 Mar 2021 15:41:47
No goals or an assist for 18 months with us. Just shows what a competent manager who has the ability to improve players can do.

It's nice that his personal reasons he used as an excuse for his poor form didn't follow him to London.

We'll still sell him for a ridiculously low price.

3.) 21 Mar 2021 15:49:49
Mumbles comparing moyes to lvg there?

4.) 21 Mar 2021 15:50:07
Press send to early.
Or jose.

5.) 21 Mar 2021 15:55:39
Mumbles. Odd to hear Moyes and competent in the same sentence. But shows he does have his level.

Cracking goal by the way. Lads got potential.

6.) 21 Mar 2021 17:26:48
I’d sooner Lingard in central midfield than Fred, how on earth did we ever sign him 🙈.

{Ed014's Note - 😉🤣

7.) 21 Mar 2021 17:42:24
Just can’t help yourself can you 14 😂 I notice you changed your Ed number to honour our very own Jesse as well. Respect to you sir 👊.

{Ed014's Note - he’s a legend in my eyes mate and can’t believe you let him go out on loan! 🤣🤣



03 Feb 2021 21:33:17
Mumbles what did I tell you about Lord Lingard? Talented Boy, Doesn't deserve the hate. No one can deny the messiah, the true king himself. Lingard is a world class talent. Love him.


{Ed047's Note - step away from the drugs slunky! 😉🤣

1.) 03 Feb 2021 21:43:50
The only drug I need is Jlingz.

2.) 03 Feb 2021 22:01:41
Seriously though he's been phenomenal tonight. Very intelligent display.

{Ed047's Note - not watched it slunky, watching Liverpool get beat! 🤦‍♂️

3.) 03 Feb 2021 22:10:27
brighton played realy well. stopped liverpools strikers in there tracks.

4.) 03 Feb 2021 22:18:42
Slunky, I guess those personal problems that stopped him playing well for United didn't follow him to London.

I am happy for him though. The more he scores the more money we'll get for him. Maybe Barcelona beckons for the young man?

5.) 03 Feb 2021 22:41:25
Just seen his goals there. Keeper was terrible.

6.) 03 Feb 2021 22:56:24
Agree with you Mumbles but he worked hard took a chance and it paid off. At one point he looked like hr was going to be a good player for us. Maybe the move will do him good.




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09 Sep 2020 17:54:56
As we've seen with Maguire/ Pogba and whoever else, overpaying for a player can be an issue. If you decide they aren't good enough for you, or don't fit in your system, you'll struggle to move them on and recoup a similar amount of money to what you paid for them. I sure hope Sancho is worth the well over £120 million total package, because if he isn't as impactful as the likes of Greenwood, Martial and Rashford, we'll be in a difficult situation. Let's hope he doesn't keep a better player out of the team due to his price tag. Let's pray he's not overhyped and doesn't just look amazing because of the league and team he's playing in. Of course I'll back him, and you can all mock me if he becomes our best attacker, but I am skeptical of the deal at the given price.




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23 Jun 2020 22:34:39
Thanks for that Ed, just highlights how bad the situation really is. I hope the club can resolve things.




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23 Jun 2020 19:29:48
Given the current climate, d'you think it's more likely that Pogba stays than leaves this summer? Also how would the running down of the contract work in regards to the extra year extension? Thank you.


{Ed002's Note - It is unrelated to the current climate. He can run down his contract over the coming season and leave as a free agent. Manchester United can extend and force him to stay yet another year but they cannot profiteer - so if they extended and then sold him he has a claim on the money. By then few if any players would want to sign for a club which behaves so badly toward their own players.}



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21 May 2020 16:45:45
I'd argue he's been our best CDM since his return to the team, sure he took a few games to get fit and didn't really get played for the first half of the year. I was just wondering if he is going to be here next season and how our Midfield could end up looking, especially given that Juventus have a load of CM's on the table. I'm just wondering how frequently he's going to be playing considering our other options in midfield.




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20 May 2020 22:52:45
Are there any teams still interested in Matic and are the club willing to sell?


{Ed002's Note - He has signed a new deal so no.}




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03 Feb 2021 22:01:41
Seriously though he's been phenomenal tonight. Very intelligent display.


{Ed047's Note - not watched it slunky, watching Liverpool get beat! 🤦‍♂️



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03 Feb 2021 21:43:50
The only drug I need is Jlingz.




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02 Feb 2021 23:22:40
I remember my dad going using the bathroom during a game and when he came back I said "Dad Rooney's just scored a bicycle kick".




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30 Jan 2021 19:31:49
Oh Cheers 047, have a lovely day!


{Ed047's Note - and you mate 😁



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30 Jan 2021 16:47:45
I was just pointing out that I disagree with Mumbles that he's a coward on the pitch and an unintelligent player. I never ever said he was better than Bruno, or that he would get in our team, or City's team etc. I just find it unusual that the things that you initially criticised him for are the only things I actually think are good about his game, hence I expressed my opinion. I wholeheartedly agree on your other criticisms of him, I just thought what you were picking on him for was an unfair analysis. Also what's this thing about not saying "abuse"? And Ed047, I don't know if you're implying that I'm playing the victim, but if you are, I'd urge you to re-read mumbles first post, my reply, and then his take on my points. let me know what you think's wrong. Cheers guys.


{Ed047's Note - Slunky not referring to you at all fella 😁👍🏼