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15 Sep 2020 09:35:41
Gareth Bale 1 year loan with pption to buy at the end, perhaps Real subsiding some of his wages or waiving a fee to get him off their books all rumoured today.
Any truth we are looking to turn to Bale Ed?
I have read across the site thar Bale doesn't want to play football, I'm not sure that is true, ZZ won't play him and so he is picking up a big wage, problem has been nobody could afford him to buy or loan and Real also wanted a fee so I feel a tad unfair on Bale to say he has given up.
Problem i'd see is we sign Bale and he just won't be fit for a while or its a risk in terms of injuries but we do have Greenwood to rotate with him which may work on that basis.
If we was also to sign Stevanovic with Bale for a couple of years, Greenwood eventually going central, may not work out too bad, a risk as I say in terms of Bale himself but on his day he is unplayable and the savings from Sancho fees we could strengthen elsewhere, mind you we need to sell players first.

{Ed002's Note - Gareth Bale (RW) - if the finances can be sorted out Manchester United could opt for him as an alternate to Sancho.}


1.) 15 Sep 2020 10:18:19
Thank you Ed.


2.) 15 Sep 2020 10:21:57
Bale when fit and motivated is excellent. Even 30 games a season from a fit and motivated Bale makes our squad considerably better. His contribution would outweigh that of James, Pereira, Mata etc you'd expect.

The issue for me isn't even the fitness side of things, it's more the motivation element. He's achieved everything he could have at Real from a silverware perspective but from an individual one not so much. Does he still have the drive to be one of the best in the world? He gets to stay in a lovely city with good weather, good food, gets to play an incredible golf course at the Santander Madrid and when he is at work he gets to play football for one of the biggest clubs in the world, earning a massive wage doing it. He's living the dream and motivation must be hard to muster when that is the case.

I think it is a risk but based on the other options of Perisic or Costa, I'd still edge towards Bale but that's probably more in hope that he rediscovered his best form than expectation.


3.) 15 Sep 2020 10:36:18
Bale can single handedly win games.
I do like the option of Greenwood and Bale rotating on RW.


4.) 15 Sep 2020 11:00:44
Bale ‘could’ singlehandedly win games, past tense.

Now Bale is finished. Massive wages, atrocious injury record, no work ethic, and doesn’t seem to care about playing.


5.) 15 Sep 2020 11:01:12
No problem rotating with bale as he'll be rotating with the operating table anyway.


6.) 15 Sep 2020 13:00:57
Id be happy as ed said if the finances could be sorted.
A loan with an option would be ideal imo and fairly low risk.


7.) 15 Sep 2020 14:16:32
I'd be disappointed if we sign Bale. I don't think short term options are a worthwhile investment. Look at Ighalo, as much as you might want him to be a success. The reality is is that he isn't going to challenge for a first team spot when everyone is fit. He's just there to make up the numbers.

If we can't sign Sancho this summer then I doubt we'll ever sign him. Next summer he'll either be more expensive than this, or if he isn't and is actually available cheaper then we will likely face strong competition from other sides, possibly even the sides that he would prefer to move to.

The only scenario which isn't a terrible idea when signing Bale would be on a heavily subsidised one year loan deal. He is 31, has a chequered history with injuries, is a player who relies heavily on pace, and has shown little desire to play football over the past few seasons.

Will he be able to stay fit often enough to play a decent number of games?

If he can stay fit is he still able to make a difference in the faster more physically demanding league?

Would he be a positive or negative impact on our young squad?

If he can stay fit, and if he can still play at the level he was at a few years ago and if he can find his desire to play then he would be a good signing.

But that is a lot of ifs. While his wage demands have the potential to cause another Sanchez situation.

A one year loan deal where we pay half his wages and a proportion of that half is performance related. Then it wouldn't be an awful move.

But then what happens if he does well? Should the club sign him permanently next summer? And at what cost? Or if we can't sign Sancho next summer and Bale flops who do we sign then?

I think if we can't sign Sancho then we should look for a diamond in the rough type signing. Someone young, with potential who we could sign and rotate around with the likes of Greenwood, Rashford and James in the wide positions.

Mbeumo, Tsygankov, Stengs, Neres, or Leon Bailey.

Players who can play anywhere across the front line, have talent and could make a huge jump up if placed in and around better players.


8.) 17 Sep 2020 17:45:40
Why would anyone be excited about Bale. there was a semblance of a plan, young, hungry players, Bale is simply a galactico signing. tbe higher ups have known for months what it would take to get Sancho and have acted, as usual in an amateurish way again and will now panic buy someone who doesn't fit.

Bale will be injured first game he plays and will be out. it's a disgrace tve club acts like this, no ambition apart from bringing in money.


9.) 17 Sep 2020 17:46:27
I don't think its fair to state he has little desire to play football, Madrid have ostracised Bale for that time period in the main, ZZ didn't exactly want to play him, if I recall Real blocked Bale going to China to play football, let's be fair even if Real wanted to let him go rather than blocking him leavinv these past 2 years who, except the Chinese club, would be able afford him, those that could afford him didn't need him, so that leaves Bale stuck really, easy to say take a pay cut etc but until recently Real wanted a hefty fee for Bale as well so tbh I don't blame Bale for picking up the wage Real agreed to pay him when he signed if they don't want to select him.
The Bale for Wales shows desire and work ethic as did the Bale for Real prior to all of this, I feel if Bale came here he would have a lot to prove and have desire and work hard but as I say his fitness and then injuries would be my concern.


 

 

07 Sep 2020 12:43:01
Hi Ed002, how credible are the various reports stating we are close to signing Sergio Regulion?

{Ed002's Note - "Close to" is a subjective term. Real Madrid need cash and are offering him around. Plenty of clubs have had discussions. Manchester United are an option - although it doesn't seem a priority.}


1.) 07 Sep 2020 13:02:32
Rumours now linking us to Alex Telles of Porto and Mykolenko of Dynamo Kiev. Two more left backs, either the media are just naming LB's after the Reguilon link or maybe the club is seriously considering a move for a LB.

{Ed002's Note - If MU are to buy a LB then AT would be first choice. Pini has been in London dealing with another transfer so perhaps he will have a little time to spare.}


2.) 07 Sep 2020 14:30:29
Ed002, I think it might be a red herring. The "report" suggested Alex Telles agent was in Manchester to tie up a deal. I'm pretty sure United do most of their transfer negotiations etc from their London office.

{Ed002's Note - He has been in London, not Manchester.}


3.) 07 Sep 2020 15:37:05
Thank you Ed for the info, much appreciated.


4.) 07 Sep 2020 16:43:30
ED002, i read that AT has a year left on his contract. Is he a cheaper option to SR or just the overall preferred option?

Thanks.

{Ed002's Note - He won’t be cheaper but would be preferred- a good kick in the gonads for Williams if anything happens.}


5.) 07 Sep 2020 17:32:46
hopefully it spurs Brandie on.


6.) 07 Sep 2020 18:52:21
Isnt williams a rb playing left back? Or have i got that wrong.


7.) 07 Sep 2020 18:56:50
Maybe we are going for 3 at the back with Shaw going central, would make sense signing LB then with Williams able to cover both right and left, who knows.


8.) 07 Sep 2020 18:18:04
Gonads, Old School there Ed.


9.) 07 Sep 2020 21:42:42
Think Dalot will go and Williams will move to right back.


10.) 08 Sep 2020 20:36:19
I’d like to see Williams get the cup games and a handful of PL starts at RB. As good as AWB is defensively, he doesn’t have the grit and drive that Williams shows when attacking.


 

 

18 Aug 2020 09:36:44
Hi Ed, hope you are good.
I just wanted to ask have we signed or agreed to sign Marc Jurado and Alvaro Carreras from Barcelona and Real respectively?

{Ed002's Note - Yes.}


1.) 18 Aug 2020 09:48:05
What age see there guys?

{Ed002's Note - Kids, 16 perhaps 17.}


2.) 18 Aug 2020 10:44:03
Thought so. Thanks ed002.
Hope all is well.
I know you don't like giving blow by blow updates but i was wondering is there don't truth in the reports that united have reignited their push for Saul?


3.) 18 Aug 2020 14:33:47
Thanks Ed.


4.) 18 Aug 2020 17:38:53
Ken,

I'm thinking ED002 said Saul would be a Pogba replacement if the amateurs let him go.


5.) 18 Aug 2020 20:04:17
Thanks MH.


6.) 19 Aug 2020 22:44:56
Jurado has himself confirmed the transfer on Instagram of all places.


 

 

02 May 2020 10:48:52
Hi Ed002, hope lockdown is treating you well. Away from the league restart or not saga, a friend asked me if United would sign Declan Rice which got me thinking, I recall you saying in the past there was interest i was just wondering if Rice is still of interest to us?

{Ed002's Note - The immediate need for a DM player has been eased by agreeing a new contract with Matic but Manchester United could also look to Rice again at some point, but I doubt it will be this summer. West Ham do not need to sell but if relegated might do. If Manchester United do look to add a DM this summer perhaps thinking again about Denis Zakaria might be one option.}


1.) 02 May 2020 11:09:12
Thank you Ed, very informative. Would Moenchengladbach be open to offers for Zakaria?

{Ed002's Note - Yes.}


2.) 02 May 2020 11:45:16
One to keep an eye on then, thanks Ed.


3.) 02 May 2020 12:01:23
We would, I am certain, appreciate your summary of the Manchester United transfer strategy for the end of the season. Many thanks in advance.

{Ed002's Note - THings will become much clearer at the end of next week.}


4.) 02 May 2020 14:51:37
If we do look at a DM I hope it is Zakaria and not Rice.


 

 

22 Mar 2020 09:00:55
Can I ask Ed002, most talk is about getting the season done by June 30th and 1st June start date being mooted in various quarters, what will happen to FA Cup, EL and CL games that are left, will they be allowed to complete aswell as the league season, surely would be unfair to just compete league games. United for example have 17 or 18 games left potentially if we go all the way in the 2 cup comps we are in?

{Ed002's Note - The Premier League and FA Cup are planned to be completed if and when the remainder of the season can get underway. If the season does not get underway, the FA Cup will be scratched.

The CL and EL are a very different issue. UEFA are obviously keen to hold them and have a plan to play the EL semi-finals and final over a single weekend or a couple of days in Gdansk and the CL semi-finals and final on a similar basis in Istanbul. In all probability they will need to draw a line across and scratch the competitions for this season - but right now they are not doing that. I can't see them going ahead.}


1.) 22 Mar 2020 13:15:18
Thank you Ed, very informative. So there is a scenario where the premier league carries on and Europe does not or do you see all competitions domestic and otherwise scratched?

{Ed002's Note - I really can't say with any confidence but doubt that the PL will be in a position to carry on in the near term, and I suspect the same will be true for most of Europe.}


2.) 22 Mar 2020 13:52:49
Thank you Ed.

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}


 

 

 

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21 Oct 2020 08:06:12
An excellent performance and result last night amd credit to Ole with his selection and tactics.
After a tough start to the season that is too domimant wins away from home in a row. We do seem better suited to play away at present but hopefully the confidence is now back to go on one of our runs we are capable of, we just need to back the run up with stability.

Axel, what can I say, you need to be starting every week, The French Walcott and the Brazilian Cretin in his pocket all night.
Shaw, back 3 suits him.
Telles, someone finally with consistency at crossing, looks good.
AWB, back to his solid best defensively.

Fred, high energy, does the ugly things well, someone said it elsewhere but I'd find a place for him alongside Bruno and Donny.
McTom, another game of maturity from him.
Rash, top class winner, 2 goals in 2, his form looks to be back.

Only downside for me was no Donny again, not sure what he has to do to become regular starter as I think he's a class act but can't argue with the selection and result.
Chelsea at home next should be intruiging, they can be exploited at the back but dangerous themselves, we need a home win to back the last 2 results up.
Well done Ole and the lads.


1.) 21 Oct 2020 09:43:44
I would have loved to see Fred replaced by DvdB for the final quarter, Bruno could have moved into Fred's place on the right, while DvdB could have slotted in behind the forwards, I feel Bruno is more than capable of playing that box to box role as he has the desire to press but also the instinct to pick out a pass regardless of range.


 

 

20 Oct 2020 14:04:11
Apparently what Ed002 has long said, European breakaway league talks meant to be happening, I know there are talks quite regularly about it but it just seems more real now, hope it doesn't happen but for do's Ed on the pulse again.


1.) 20 Oct 2020 16:31:45
Apparently it would be played along side the domestic season. I can't see that lasting to long before a complete breakaway from the top clubs.

{Ed002's Note - It is actually a proposal to try and prevent the breakaway that gives power and money to clubs like Liverpool and Manchester United - it would be the Champions League that would go. THis has all been dealt with previously.}


2.) 20 Oct 2020 16:53:09
Yeah I thought that was the reason for it being alongside the domestic leagues. Would this be a format where a team would have to qualify by placement in league or by invitation based on the clubs prestige and standing in the game? Surely it would mean more games in a season but makes sense why the clubs were pushing for 18 teams in the PL and not playing in the league cup.


3.) 20 Oct 2020 18:59:07
All along the lines of what Wenger said after he retired. UEFA been telling clubs throughout Europe the optimal number of teams in a league is 18 maximum. as changes are coming, extending the CL . he said he could see a breakaway league or something monumental happening .


4.) 20 Oct 2020 19:19:00
After the initial teams are selected to form a league how would other teams qualify. I do not want it to be a closed shop.


 

 

12 Oct 2020 13:24:44
Just want to say a good luck to all those who will be affected by the new restrictions coming into force later, especially those in the North, I am in Chester myself so who knows what we will have imposed, always have a forum here to get thru it ladies and gents I'm sure the Eds won't mind me saying but this site, as grim as being a United fan has been recently, is not just football but a community in itself, so all the best you lot.


1.) 12 Oct 2020 15:21:14
Ive heard all grassroots football etc will be stopping in high rise areas ie North West and North West 😞😞.


2.) 12 Oct 2020 16:05:29
East . 🤣🤣.


3.) 13 Oct 2020 00:01:51
Bfro,

Not the case mate.


4.) 13 Oct 2020 09:10:20
Thank God
Its only a matter of weeks though. I actually think we are in a worst condition then in March . With the gyms and some council pitches already getting shut down you think of how many people gather at some Sat or Sun youth league games . Boris will shut all sport down when London gets put into High Risk 😷😷

Stay safe.


 

 

09 Oct 2020 22:40:24
Congratulations to Marcus Rashford MBE 👏.


 

 

06 Oct 2020 09:33:22
The morning after the very long day before and its a difficult one to analyse.
Had we not been chasing Sancho all window and signed Cavani earlier would we be thinking differently that we have signed 2 potential wonderkids?
We clearly needed a CB, LB, RW and CF, we got 2 out of the 4 with DVDB thrown in for good measure.
I'm not defending the structure of the club or how we conduct transfer business at all but during the C. V we have improved our forward options, MF and left back, its now about coaching what we have until Jan or next summer.
I think an obvious point would be to go 352 to protect our porous defence with Telles as attack minded as be is, Pogba left out for Donny, however I don't think Ole will do either of those things.
Anyway, I for one am glad the window is shut amd can concentrate on fitness in this 2 weeks break.


1.) 06 Oct 2020 09:54:58
2 Wonder kids. No pressure.


2.) 06 Oct 2020 09:58:25
I agree with 3 at the back. But the real obvious thing you do is get s new manager imo.


3.) 06 Oct 2020 10:11:05
OGS gone for Christmas. Sorry but the guy has no skills. He subs the only guy to stand up to the numpties in the team and then doesn't sign a CB. What is he thinking the nails are ready and the coffin is in place another heavy loss and he is done 😞😞.


4.) 06 Oct 2020 10:23:02
The backroom staff look very uninspiring to me. Obviously no idea on their methods day to day but I still say a better coach (es) would get more out of the squad.


5.) 06 Oct 2020 10:26:22
But Ken, do you think another manager will fix the issues, the first issues to fix lie at the top, we need a DoF, we need better scoutonh, recruitment and negotiation, not sure it matters who the manager is while the set up remains as it is. I do agree on a whole that Ole is probably not the right man but I don't think I could stomach another cycle of new manager, new philosophy, new players, new system. We need to correct things from the top down.


6.) 06 Oct 2020 10:59:54
If you asked me at the start of the window if I’d be happy with Telles, DVDB, Cavani and a couple of young wingers with potential along with a handful of exits I’d say yes, albeit I’d have liked a centre back and a few more exits.

We haven’t had any threat from an attacking full back on the left since Evra left so I’m delighted with the signing of Telles. DVDB will push Pogba to either perform or be dropped and Cavani gives us genuine additional options for the forward line and should also help the development of the others.

I think the issue for the majority lies in the perception of how we handled with the window without a clear plan from the off and - as usual - failed to get the majority of our business done with time for the new players to bed in before the season started.


7.) 06 Oct 2020 11:01:58
We need better recruitment and maybe a DOF of course.

But day to day, do you think Beisla wouldn't do anything with this side? Leeds will give us a good game possibly beating us currently yet their side is under £50m, and the players are not very good.


8.) 06 Oct 2020 11:26:19
Agreed with WRD.

So long as the problems at the top remain, no manager in the world is going to make the difference. If we replace Ole now, we're just going to reset the rebuilding process, and we'll be back in the same position again in another couple of years.

Better to stick with Ole for now, let him continue rebuilding and hope someone at the top finally gets their act together, and only then look for a top manager to take us forward.


9.) 06 Oct 2020 11:27:17
Closet Leeds fan 🤔🤔.


10.) 06 Oct 2020 11:58:05
BFRO you're not stalking me are you?


11.) 06 Oct 2020 12:47:54
Why would i do that . Its a banter site . i say it as i see it . 🤣🤣.


12.) 06 Oct 2020 14:00:05
Thorne there is no scenario a can see whereby we are better sticking with ole. i'd take big sam or tony pulis 1st.


13.) 06 Oct 2020 16:24:03
Steady on Ken there's better out there than them two fella 😊😊.


 

 

 

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19 Oct 2020 18:40:30
Whats up with Mase?


 

 

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16 Oct 2020 21:30:58
Just want to stop him leaving free i guess but tbh I'd pay for his taxi to wherever he feels like.


 

 

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06 Oct 2020 09:20:23
No worries Cheshire, was only messing, nice to hear info.


 

 

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05 Oct 2020 22:23:58
He is very highly thought of, time will tell but have to say I am more excited by our youth signings this past few months than anything.


 

 

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05 Oct 2020 22:23:01
God, let us get over this window first will ya.


 

 

 

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19 Oct 2020 18:41:02
Let's just shut up and accept mediocrity shall we.


 

 

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19 Oct 2020 11:48:40
Rather break the bank for Son if it were ever possible.


 

 

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18 Oct 2020 12:35:43
Think I said it Tony lol.


 

 

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18 Oct 2020 12:13:52
Corona affected every team Jred, let's not use that as an excuse, this tired and not fit excuse is embarrassing, we have been playing poorly up until yday, we are 14th, we've beaten a bottom 6 team as we should, we got whacked by a top 6 team in the last game, a good performance but let's not get carried away, we need not only a consistent run but to not fall apart as we do after every run, it really concerns me how we have accepted mediocrity as a good thing, the next set of fixtures, PSG, Chelsea, Liepzig, Arsenal, Everton will decide how this season will go imo. DVDB surely has to start week in and out now, surely Ole and co see that he and Bruno together are a class act, Cavani hopefully can come in and Telles hits the ground running, I am hopeful but I've seen many false dawns here and a win over Newcastle isn't going to get me believing we are going in the right direction under this structure in particular or under this management, yes, we all support our club and manager no matter what, that's how it should be but I feel there are long roads ahead yet.


 

 

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16 Oct 2020 21:32:37
Ole just needs to drop him and be man. Hate being negative about a club legend but just have a set Ole.