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08 Oct 2019 13:55:01
Hi Ed002, I recall you saying doing transfer business in January is much more difficult and may cost clubs a lot more to get certain players.

With recent reports from the BBC that the club will try to invest in Jan, do you know of what our plans may be? Or do you think this is the club trying to keep the fans on side but in reality we won't do anything.

I would love it if the club pushed to get Bruno Fernandes and a good striker in, both would be big additions to this squad and may well save Ole's season.

Weird times at the club right now, whenever we think we've finally got out of this rut, something happens which reminds us the club is still poorly run and we're not changing anytime soon. Oh how I wish we could rewind 15 years.


{Ed002's Note - Club's don't like selling in January and it is disruptive for them. The club has no new ideas about players and they could look to Spurs to take Eric Der as a replacment for Matic. The couple of youngsters the club was really keen on will not be joining. They will look to a striker - and have looked at Moussa Dembele who may be available if the right offer is made whereas Bournemouth will not look to be selling Callum Wilson.}

1.) 08 Oct 2019 15:21:19
Ok thanks Ed.

Personally don't think Dier is a smart choice, we need more creative midfielders not another one dimensional defensive mid.

Dembele sounds like an interesting choice, he did well at Celtic from what I remember.

Glad Wilson isn't available, would cost way too much and he wouldn't offer much more than our current strikers do.

2.) 08 Oct 2019 18:13:51
Personally I feel we need two midfielders, one more defensive to act as a shield in from of the defence and one more creative.

In and ideal world Declan Rice and James Maddison would be great options. But neither will be available in January and depending on how we do neither might be options next summer either.

Players available in January are few and far between and you often need to take a gamble on a player who isn't playing for his current club.

Eric Dier has his limitations but he would be an improvement on Matic in the holding role. Although he doesn't have the ceiling of a player like Rice who is arguably a better all round player now but has a lot of room for growth.

As for creative midfielders we need to know what kind of system we want to play. Do we want to persist with a 4231 type formation and look for a player who can find pockets of space to play in more akin to a No.10 or do we want a creative player who is more comfortable playing slightly deeper in a free 8 sort of role in a 433/ 4141 type formation.

If your looking at a No.10 who might be attainable in January then someone like Dani Olmo could be a good option. Whereas, if you want a creative No.8 then maybe someone like Donny van Der Been might be a good option.

Unfortunately we won't know this unless the manager situation is resolved one way or another.

3.) 09 Oct 2019 06:14:18
Declan Rice is improving with every game.
Tenacious, ball winner and his ability on the ball is getting better and better.
But WestHam would ask for a ridiculous price.

4.) 09 Oct 2019 14:37:05
West Ham fan here. £80 million isn't a ridiculous price.

He is the best English holding midfielder already. Not that I want to sell him.

5.) 09 Oct 2019 17:17:48
You would have to part with the best part 100-150 million pounds for Madison and Rice. You always have to pay more for top English players and both of them are top players.

6.) 10 Oct 2019 22:49:44
Declan rice is no better than mctom and is really a cb. Very limited player on the ball and is sloppy in possession in bad areas, admittedly he is only learning how to play in midfield and is making big strides but i feel He will be playing cb in 4 years time because that's what he is imo. He will be a very good one too. If pep gets him he could well turn him into a midfielder or ball playing cb.
I like Madison a lot. Very direct great in right spaces and will excel at his next club.
Van der beek is another very good player but probably madrid bound.
Olmo is predominantly a winger left or right not a ten a think a bit lightweight for the epl just yet.
Dembele is a good goal scorer i think he is better with his back to goal than martial or rashford and a good finisher.
Dier again limited on the ball but is an upgrade on matic. He actually plays deeper than matic which offensively allows the 2 cbs to split a bit wider and allows the fbs push on. What sort of price? Is he mire dependable than fred? I think so. He could well be a decent foil for mctom too.
Dembele and dier may both be available. Both would improve our squad. Neither are world class but both would walk into our tem at the moment imo.
A couple of players not spectacular but solid steady eddie's.
They won't break the bank. i'd be delighted to be honest. Our other 3 signings along with mctom look like our best players this season. So there's no reason to think that another 2 wouldn't be a significant upgrade on whoever they replace in the team.
We need 5 or 6 more steady eddie's in the team and squad. Players who produce solid consistent injury free football. Then the moments produced by the likes of rash martial pogba can be capitalised on.

7.) 14 Oct 2019 12:17:32
Rice is a 'good' player and nothing more at the moment. Against Czech Republic he was owned and run ragged. Made to look less than average.



07 Aug 2019 18:19:43
Lukaku to Inter looks good as done. Let's hope the club reinvest this into a top class attacking player before the deadline.


1.) 07 Aug 2019 18:28:56
If the latest 65m plus add on bid from inter is true it would be sensible to accept it. But it would be so difficult to do anything on one day 😜.

2.) 07 Aug 2019 18:29:13
75 million for Lukaku is a great deal.

3.) 07 Aug 2019 18:37:57
I know it doesn't matter to us how much the club gets for a player, I want to just say that if he was a Real Madrid player, they'd definitely get a better deal for him. He is after all Belgium's top goal scorer and has an excellent scoring record in league football. Saying that, I hope we seal this as we don't need "stars" who don't want to play for United.

4.) 07 Aug 2019 18:56:36
Great move for both club and player. Win win all round. Was never a Utd player and moving to Inter over Juve means he’ll be the main man for them.

5.) 07 Aug 2019 19:11:29
Is that from Fabrizio?

6.) 07 Aug 2019 19:23:00
Hopefully the kick up the arse required to pay what is needed to get Fernandes.

7.) 07 Aug 2019 20:28:21
£77m including add ons. I'll carry the big lump there myself, although i may need a bit of help. He must weigh about 20 stone, and has 3 legs apparently.

8.) 07 Aug 2019 22:09:25
Think it's unfair to say Lukaku didn't want to play for us. Seems to me he has been frozen out due to Ole wanting to play a different style of attacking football. He will score lots of goals if given good service. Not his fault we had no natural wingers and a poor midfield

9.) 07 Aug 2019 22:59:30
Ole wanted to play a style of football where the players control the ball so he was a bit useless to us. Good move for everyone.

10.) 08 Aug 2019 14:48:59
He’s a terrible footballer and above average finisher. Happier with Rash, Tony and Alexis up top.



01 Aug 2019 11:42:38
Sounds like all is agreed with Juventus for Dybala, it's just down on the player to decide now. Some journalists claiming he has already accepted it and we could see an announcement next week.


1.) 01 Aug 2019 11:49:24
Apparantley he needs convincing and his wages more than doubled because he wants to stay in Turin.

2.) 01 Aug 2019 12:23:36
What we don't want give him s@it loads of money just to get him.

3.) 01 Aug 2019 13:16:54
No one knows what we have offered it's all speculation but his agent wouldn't have even entertained any offers if the player wasnt down for moving. he is obviously keeping his options open but if he isn't part of juve plans

The deal makes sense for both players

Lukaku doesn't want to be here and won't be a starter for us. Dybala isn't wanted at juve and would start for us.

If we are to play 4231 he fits perfectly in the number 10 role either side of martial and james with rash up top.

He would improve us.

4.) 01 Aug 2019 15:37:38
It is same excitement when sanchez joined, Maria joined.

Although he is top class player I doubt he suit our style.
He reminds me of young Mata.

I think all Dybala fuss has been put to pressurise inter.

Dybala will either stay at Juventus or go to Spurs because of pochettino.

5.) 01 Aug 2019 15:58:21

Have you seen him play? Young Mata?

6.) 01 Aug 2019 16:00:01

Who told you that?

Have you spoken to the player, his agent, Daniel Levy?

It gets so tiresome reading the same garbage every day.

7.) 01 Aug 2019 17:31:51
🎣🎣🎣 Some people 😃😃.



30 Jul 2019 09:11:42
Hi Ed002, lots of rumours surfacing recently about a potential swap deal between Lukaku and Dybala. I was wondering if you were aware of any interest in Lukaku from Juventus?

I remember you saying Juve would be open to using Dybala in a deal for Pogba, but don't recall anything about Lukaku.

Also, if the interest in Dybala was true, would this have any affect on our pursuit for Bruno Fernandes? As they both play in similar areas of the pitch.



{Ed002's Note - Inter would still like to find a way to make Lukaku happen to satisfy Conte. Juventus has a preference for another but Sarri has said he likes Lukaku.}

1.) 30 Jul 2019 20:48:33
Thanks Ed, manic week ahead of us I think.



25 Jul 2019 08:26:25
Ed002, recent reports coming out that Bruno Fernandes may not be joining United now.

Do you know what's currently holding up the transfer?

We've been linked to him non-stop all summer.

Starting to get Gaitan vibes from this.


{Ed002's Note - I have explained repeatedly - it is very, very tedious for me to keep having to tell the same story over and over. Manchester United has not made a sufficient offer for the player.}

1.) 25 Jul 2019 08:49:20
Try RTP.

2.) 25 Jul 2019 08:53:01
My bad Ed, I just saw the latest updates on Sky and assumed something may have changed recently.

Thanks for your response.

3.) 25 Jul 2019 08:53:50

Read this page rather than the one with a betting site attached to it.

I can't believe people still believe things that sky say, they have been proved to know very little on so many occasions.

4.) 25 Jul 2019 09:08:34
I don't know which is more frustratingly tedious, Utd's transfers procedure/ sysyem (lack of) or the 'remix' questions for the eds which are actually the same old monotonous tune.

5.) 25 Jul 2019 09:42:01
Ed002's Note - The situation is that the amateurs dealing with negotiations for Manchester United are expecting their arrogant bullying will lead to clubs selling on the cheap or buying at inflated prices. Clubs are simply turning to look at other options as they are wanting to prepare for the season. }

6.) 25 Jul 2019 09:46:16
because united are wasting clubs time with pathetic bids.

if we are serious and want to move forward pay the money and move onto other players

i know the transfer process is a difficult one

but we know what its going to take to get maguire so pay up get it done, same with Fernandez

its really annoying that people who are dealing with the transfers think offering silly money that is nowhere near the valuation will get the players

we are just the same as arsenal in the transfer window. amateurs.

this may be an overreaction but if we are wanting to close a gap of 30 plus points we are not showing any signs of doing this.

anyway rant over.

7.) 25 Jul 2019 09:46:30
It is sounding like we have not made any offer.

8.) 25 Jul 2019 10:42:11
Perth. "A sufficient offer".

9.) 25 Jul 2019 11:19:03
Don't appreciate the bandwagon onto ed's comment, especially by some who have a history of pissing the ed's off too. I simply asked if there was any changes to the transfer after seeing a fairly big news source report a change in the situation, I did not intend on upsetting anyone.

I have been on this site for nearly 10 years and I am well aware of the 'rules'.

10.) 25 Jul 2019 11:23:48
And Simonmorris, that response was literally posted after I asked the question.

11.) 25 Jul 2019 11:49:42
Sorry weggy my bad you carry on then pal🙄.

12.) 25 Jul 2019 12:13:45
How I understand it is Sporting have told us their price. They need to raise money to fund their own refund as they're still replacing players from last years debacle. They can make the money they need off Bruno or plan b by selling other players. We're aware of that and lowballed them hoping they take the first offer. Sporting are sticking to their guns so we need to stop messing around and make a better offer.

13.) 25 Jul 2019 13:11:43
I can see us getting into the last few days of the transfer window and applying a scattergun approach. European clubs know that.

14.) 25 Jul 2019 16:19:35
I'm not sure I buy into this suggestion that Utd overvalue their own players when selling yet undervalue other teams players when buying. If you look at the independent CIES site on player values Maguire is worth 50-70 million euros and Lukaku 90-120 million euros. Our club seems to agree with this valuation. The situation seems more like clubs bump up the price when Utd are interested but believe they can mug us off when they want one of our players.

15.) 25 Jul 2019 17:05:11
It's only relevant if a club is willing to pay up. The whole concept of every player in world football having a set value is total bonk.

16.) 26 Jul 2019 10:00:29
I think that given there appears to be no other interested parties in for Bruno.

We are clearly aware of the "gentleman's agreement" between the player and the club for him having stayed on last year.

So we are testing the clubs resolve knowing that if they fail to sell Bruno to us after receiving an offer above the agreed amount then the club will be forced to pay Bruno £5mil (allegedly) .

So if they don't accept by our deadline day then they are going to either have to hope someone else offers more, accept our offer or. keep Bruno and pay him £5 mill from their empty bank accounts.

The question for me is . have we offered more than any other club will? if we have then stick to our guns and get our man for the price we want.

The only risk besides another club offering more at the last minute is the club suddenly coming into cash to cover the £5mil due to Bruno if they don't sell.


17.) 26 Jul 2019 10:18:04
The problem is Woodward aka the Glaziers puppet.
David Gill would have 3 options to choose regarding players and get at least one over the line
Should results not go our way it will be Ole given the boot not woodentop.
I know we can't demand players from other clubs, And when man utd come knocking it's only right the selling club can milk us for as much as they can.
It's time woody realised this. Pay the dam money.
Be laughable if Fernandes signs for one of our rivals when we have supposedley been chasing him, Then he goes and wins the balon dor.
Dont want a Fellani type signing at 11:59 on transfer deadline day.
Bit worrying also that not many of under performing 1st teamers are not up for sale.

18.) 26 Jul 2019 12:48:49
Rock I think they are up for sale with regards to the under performers. The issue is, and rightly so, nobody wants them.

19.) 26 Jul 2019 14:10:46
That's so true. My bad.




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02 Dec 2019 09:42:09
Hey Ed002, are you aware of any changes in Ole's position at United?

Results really aren't going his way, football is fairly dire and the fans are beginning to turn. Are the club still backing him or is he on his last life?


{Ed002's Note - RTP.}

1.) 02 Dec 2019 10:34:27
Ah sorry, didn't scroll down enough on the banter page. Cheers Ed.



23 Sep 2019 20:27:40
Currently 'stranded' in Mallorca due to this thomas cook situation.

Had some time to watch the game and I'm starting to wonder how the club thought letting Lukaku leave without a true replacement would work? Quite worrying that we put so much trust into some younger lads who clearly aren't there yet.

After watching Napoli this weekend I can't help but feel Llorente on a free could have been a good stop-gap as he was on a free.

Let's hope the lads go out there against Arsenal and prove they're good enough, but I'm not feeling confident. Hopefully our flight home gets delayed for a week or two 🤣.


1.) 23 Sep 2019 20:43:19
Let's hope they beat Rochdale first eh.



04 Aug 2019 19:54:47
Looks like Ed002 was on the money again. Dybala is not set on joining us so we've pulled out. Looks like our board are starting to be wiser when it comes to these type of players.


1.) 04 Aug 2019 20:11:09
Wiser they should have known that in the first place, with herrera gone surely thay have to bring 8n another, plus fellanni gone,
Fernandes and longstaff would be great,

2.) 04 Aug 2019 20:42:13
if we do not bring in any midfield players i see wolves and everton fighting for top six. we will be lower.

3.) 04 Aug 2019 20:54:43
If we play 4231, we currently have pogba fred matic andre and mctom for 2 positions.



02 Aug 2019 15:26:48
Maguire reported as a done deal by the Telegraph. Deal agreed this morning. 90 million! Games gone.


1.) 02 Aug 2019 15:35:49
I think it will be a very expensive mistake. Fingers Crossed!

2.) 02 Aug 2019 20:34:13
Look at it this way then if the money bothers you.

Lukaku maguire swap
85m for dybala




28 Jul 2019 21:46:45
Bruno Fernandes is looking pretty upset in their game this evening. Waving goodbye to the fans too. Let's hope we can wrap him up this week, looks like a proper good player who would transform our attack.





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31 Oct 2019 13:28:02
Based on what we've seen I'm expecting Mandzukic and either Eric Dier or Kalvin Phillips.




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31 Oct 2019 08:11:20
Not convinced? He's transformed out defence.

Wins nearly every header, seems to rarely get beaten apart from the odd occasion or two.

He's settling into a fairly poor United side so will take some time for him to reach top form.

You could argue he wasn't worth the money but when we're so weak in defence a player of his ability is welcomed.




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08 Oct 2019 15:21:19
Ok thanks Ed.

Personally don't think Dier is a smart choice, we need more creative midfielders not another one dimensional defensive mid.

Dembele sounds like an interesting choice, he did well at Celtic from what I remember.

Glad Wilson isn't available, would cost way too much and he wouldn't offer much more than our current strikers do.




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12 Sep 2019 10:22:53
Lindleof is a great CB and is still relatively young in his position. Was solid last year and can form a good partnership with Maguire.

Lingard I'm not sold on though. doesn't offer much on the pitch for me. A good back up player but should never be starting games for us.




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31 Jul 2019 22:00:09
16 years old isn't he? A lot of money too.





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Ah sorry, didn't scroll down enough on the banter page. Cheers Ed.




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25 Oct 2019 10:13:05
Very true Mort.

We've gone into this season with such a thin squad, should have saw this coming.




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25 Oct 2019 09:01:57
The issue I have with this formation is that it can clearly work against a side who pose a threat and will have a lot of the ball naturally. We saw it work pretty well v Liverpool.

Last night we had 3 CB's on the pitch against a team which was clearly going to see little of the ball, in these type of games you want to pin the other team back so far that it's impossible for them to get out of their own half. You need to pack the midfield and wide areas so you have plenty of options in a crowded pitch. Chip away and find pockets of space where you'd hope the likes of Mata could then create chances from.

Essentially, playing 5 defenders just allows the opposition to attack you and we're not exactly the most confident team right now in defence. It seemed silly to just use the same formation as we used on the weekend because these are two very different opponents.

We're quite lucky they didn't score last night, because we looked like we couldn't even hit the target minus the penalty.




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04 Aug 2019 20:43:40
Simon stone is supposedly a mouthpiece for the club. Only reports what he is told from club briefings. He is very reliable when it comes to United news.




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26 Jul 2019 14:17:31
Lets hope he keeps improving and when De Gea eventually leaves we'll have a top keeper ready to take his spot.