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25 Oct 2019 18:50:30
More rumours today, being linked with Haaland. Also it seem that As Roma have decided to sign Smalling on a permanent basis. My assumption is for a fee at around 15-20 m euros.


1.) 25 Oct 2019 20:33:01
Didn't think we would have to pay Roma so little to convince them to take him on permanently.

2.) 25 Oct 2019 21:46:45
He's had a really good start for them.



06 Oct 2019 09:57:21
Mandzuikic links resurfacing according to The Athletic. His style reminds me a bit of Sheringham.
The problem is his age -34- and also if we were interested in summer, why didn't we sign him back then?


1.) 06 Oct 2019 11:08:08
Apparently it was too late in the transfer window for him to have time to think about the move but as he hasn't been part of Sarris squad for the season so far then he's open to it now.

2.) 06 Oct 2019 11:36:47
Would be another silly mistake imo - looking for short term fixes to long term problems again.
If we are really rebuilding, then rebuild with new materials not old ones.

3.) 06 Oct 2019 12:03:20
Ultimately I think it comes down to who is available in January.

Players who might be our first choices such as Maddison, Sancho and Moussa Dembele are unlikely to be available in January.

However, by not replacing players in the summer we are now left with a squad not good enough to compete for our ambitions this season.

Therefore, if we are to dip into the winter market to look for a solution then we will likely have to consider players who we maybe overlooked in the summer, as these are the only players who will be available.

4.) 06 Oct 2019 15:42:11
Betty. I get your point mate. But we are in desperate need of experience. Even the like of maddison and sancho are very young. I don't know much about mandzucic other than he is experienced and appears to be a good professional. We could do with a couple if players of that ilk to help the younger players for 18 months or so.
The caveat is that they must be the right type of character. The likes of him or modric or rakatic are all still capable and could help bring the younger guys on.
The kids we have don't have anybody to turn on the pitch when the thing gets tough and they need that imo. Better rakatic than fred for example. Garner and mctom would learn more in a week playing with him than 18 months with fred.

5.) 06 Oct 2019 15:54:50
Ken, I really wouldn't want Rakitic around influencing the young players. Not a role model.

6.) 06 Oct 2019 16:21:36
I get that shappy.

7.) 06 Oct 2019 18:40:20
Sack Ole. What ever he is trying to do . It ain't working . we are becoming a laughing stock

8.) 06 Oct 2019 20:30:15
Dead right Betty. We seem to keep making these mistakes and we don't learn. The club, manager, owners are a joke.

9.) 08 Oct 2019 10:23:56
I believe our team needs Mandzukic right now albeit for short term.
Our season will get ruined if we still place our hopes on injury prone/ inexperienced forwards.



14 Aug 2019 17:39:06
There is a rumour that Real Madrid might want to sent Luka Jovic on loan - maybe they already want to get rid of.
@Ed. (Assuming he can join us in the next transfer window) can you see Jovic alongside martial and rashford up front? Can it work?


{Ed004's Note - I cant see Jovic leaving so soon}

1.) 15 Aug 2019 07:24:57
Better chance of getting zidane. Not a happy camp there. Zidane will be in his toes jose will come in and pogba will be reaching for his Italian phrase book again😂😂.

2.) 15 Aug 2019 08:50:21
It was actually reported a few weeks back that Perez was looking at jose and pogba woukdnt be part of the long term plan .
Things change in football.

3.) 15 Aug 2019 09:31:50
I untimely think that's why they never went for him jred.

4.) 15 Aug 2019 12:03:25
I think the 27m + James Rodriguez bid proved how little an appetite Real Madrid had for seriously pursuing Pogba.

The fact that they are now seriously exploring a deal for Neymar shows that the money is there if they really want a player. I think it also shows that the manager doesn't dictate the signings at Real Madrid.
In which case does it really matter how much Zidane wants Pogba, if other people at the club don't want him then he won't go there.

I think this summer was his real chance to go to Real Madrid. I think he might have missed it, unless he has a storming season this year and proves himself to be a "Galactico".

5.) 15 Aug 2019 12:43:31
And yet in the run up to deadline day people were pointing to Madrid as an example of how to do a rebuild. Now we're talking potential change of manager who probably won't like some of the players.

6.) 15 Aug 2019 13:18:44
Have madrid bought well?
I 100% like the direction we have taken this summer .
Keep reading pogba will sulk because he didn't get his move, but you have to wonder what move? Madrid seem to have put money on the table for hazard and neymar.
Juve put dybala on the table for lukaku .

7.) 15 Aug 2019 16:15:56
Just saying that's what a few people on here saying. That Madrid had identified players and moved quick to get them in and lamenting that we hadn't done the same. I think we had s good window. I'd have liked another midfielder to add depth but wasn't to be.



19 Jul 2019 18:24:14
According to L Equipe, Pogba is still waiting calmly for his transfer to Real. Should we take them seriously? Usually they re quite reliable, no?


1.) 19 Jul 2019 19:28:00
Id say he is nowhere near as calm as he was. Real can't shift players and are not coming up with the cash we want.

2.) 19 Jul 2019 22:21:49
Who actually cares? You wake up worrying if Pogba will leave or not?

3.) 20 Jul 2019 05:42:31
As I said before neither Real or Juve can afford Pogba right now.



19 Jul 2019 15:40:31
New CB link -Mirah Demiral who just signed for Juventus. Probably Bs.


1.) 19 Jul 2019 16:41:37
Just signed for them and linked with us?

2.) 19 Jul 2019 17:27:44
Apparently they bought him to loan him out again because with DeLigt, Bonucci, Chellini it's going to be difficult for him.
BTW his idol is Vidic. :)

3.) 19 Jul 2019 18:31:42
Mine's Roy Keane. Sign me up.

4.) 19 Jul 2019 19:33:56
Ed002 says not for sale and him and deligt are expected to be the new cb pairing for juve st the beginning of 20/ 21 season.
I know little or nothing of him but juve do know how to pick and mould a cb.
Juve still want pogba but want to include players in the deal.
Im not sure i fancy any of the names on the list for our squad with the exception of kean who is likely to go elsewhere.




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28 Jan 2020 18:02:58
Eds, are these links to Antero Henrique real and is he the right man for DoF role?


{Ed002's Note - Try searching.}

1.) 29 Jan 2020 11:58:35
Ed02 - do you think he'd be a good fit for the position if it was to happen? Read a few articles from him and it wasn't great reading in regards to his time at PSG.

{Ed002's Note - It would depend on responsibilities - but I fear the stucture would not suit him.}



15 Jan 2020 15:33:25
Interesting comments today by Muelensteen on Raiola on one of the tabloids regarding the possible partnership between Rashford and Raiola.
Muelensteen was quoted saying
""His way is Raiola first and then the player, and not the interest of the club. ".




09 Sep 2019 17:57:33
ED002, any idea what s going on with De Gea?

The Guardian is saying, he will sign soon but we ve been hearing same story for some time now.



{Ed002's Note - If MU make an acceptable offer he may well sign - else he will look to a very lucrative offer from elsewhere.}

1.) 09 Sep 2019 20:17:01
Liverpool fan here in peace. I've obviously not seen as much of De Gea recently as you guys, and all I really see is the high profile bloopers he's been making.

Would you really be happy if he signed a new long term contract putting him on the same wages as Paul Pogba? £290k per week. I know it's not your money but surely with his form (admittedly, in the limited coverage I've seen), would you be happy with that?

2.) 09 Sep 2019 20:17:38
I say sell. Past his best.

3.) 09 Sep 2019 20:46:07
Mort. I don't think Sell is an option.

Firstly, I don't think that anyone would want to disrupt their defence by changing their first choice goalkeeper in the middle of the season.

Secondly, and in addition to the first point, why would anyone do that when they can talk to him in January in regards to moving to them on a free transfer.

4.) 09 Sep 2019 22:25:50
Get rid. I've been saying this for two years. No command of his area, terrible distribution, never comes for crosses, and his communication with the defence is nonexistent.

5.) 10 Sep 2019 07:25:05

Command of the area is an issue with DDG, the defenders don’t know what is happening behind them. Schmeichel was utterly commanding and when I played you wanted a commanding keeper. I would have sold him if he didn’t sign a new contract last January. Now we are in the last year and again are in same position as Herrera. Why is no one questioning Woodward for losing one multi million pound asset of the business and about to lose another even more valuable one?
I would give Henderson a chance.

6.) 10 Sep 2019 09:04:26
Red Man the fans have mentioned it but the club ignores us mostly until it needs an excuse to pull the plug on spending to they can blame toxic fans. Journos don't mention it as its all a laugh to them, given their club loyalties and its another excuse to kick the club and do more click bait articles. The owners won't mention it because they dint have a clue. They're American. There are no transfers in American sports. Just trades and drafts. Woodward probably sells it to them as more cost cutting. Personally I think he's trying to get the wage bill down. But then why renew the likes of rojo. What's changed in two years.

7.) 10 Sep 2019 09:35:19
Bye bye DdG.

8.) 10 Sep 2019 10:12:53
I think that Henderson looks to be our future no.1 and wouldn't be unhappy to see him step up next year.

9.) 10 Sep 2019 17:43:18
angelred. If you don't sign a DdG replacement (which I actually think you will), then surely Sergio Romero deserves a spell as first choice.

He signed for you as Argentina's number one and has been loyal for all the years since he's been there and never kicked up a fuss. I think it would be a real kick in the knackers to him to let a young keeper leapfrog him in the race for the gloves.

He's had nearly 100 caps for Argentina but now can't even get on the bench for the them due to lack of club first team football.

10.) 13 Sep 2019 01:32:41
Cant believe some fans would even come out with things non logical like yh sell are 1 and only world class player yh he's not had say a good 6 to 12 months but the guy for me personal opinion has kept us up there without him over past 5 years were mid table at best we need to look at other players that are sorry not good enough lingard wouldn't get anywhere near the top teams rashford has got potential within his pace that's it the more a watch him more a no he's a selfish player not a team players a mean shoots from 40 yards and stuff and goes nowhere think he should be dropped and Greenwood promoted ahead of him honestly think he's a better player already proper forward that lad p. s martal is main striker for me he's most clinical player in the team he should be pen taker.



28 Jul 2019 13:07:21
A report published just before the start of last season states that United had 3 of the top 5 most paid players in Epl.
Thing is that 2 of these 3 - Pogba and Lukaku want to leave and the other (Sanchez) has been a flop.

Imo we should get rid of all 3. There s no use keeping someone who wants to leave (Pogba and Lukaku) or that cannot offer much (Sanchez) .


1.) 28 Jul 2019 14:22:52
Agreed. But as ed has said, it’s going to be extremely difficult to shift Sanchez due to the size of his wages. I’d look to get rid of all three and bring in players who are on less money and more committed to the cause. As tiny part of me hopes Sanchez can kick on. It’s probably unlikely but I’d love nothing more if he could because at his peak at arsenal, he was the best player in the league for me.

2.) 28 Jul 2019 14:45:16
If a Chinese club is willing to pay Bale 1m/ week, surely one can cough up 500k for Sanchez, hypothetically of course.

3.) 28 Jul 2019 15:01:55
Completely forgot alexis sanchez played for us, thanks for reminding me.

Worst signing the club has ever made.

4.) 28 Jul 2019 15:44:53
The wages will be a problem.

Inter are the only ones interested in Lukaku and they're struggling to put together an acceptable bid as they also need to cover his wage demands.

Madrid need to offload Bale to bring in Pogba. I'm not sure it'll happen this summer.

The big European sides won't touch Sanchez as the decline is obvious. There's only really China that can afford him so its a case of conning one of their teams into taking him on. Assuming that he agrees to go to China as well.



13 Jul 2019 19:13:29
I think Lukaku to Inter is close. United are saying otherwise because they re playing hard ball.





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22 Sep 2020 13:11:46
Re Ousmane Dembele Expensive with a bad injury record.
His entourage blames his injuries on Barcelona s training regime. I find it a bit hard to believe.
I would only consider a loan with option to buy.




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14 Jun 2020 15:26:53
What is the fee United are asking for Chris Smalling?


{Ed002's Note - The fee is unimportant but Roma want a loan with an obligation to buy next summer.}



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05 Feb 2020 18:01:08
ED02 thank you for the information. Just one thing - who s actually taking decisions? If I m not wrong some time ago you said that Woodward does not make footballing decisions. Earlier on today, when commenting about players being shipped out, you remarked that Ole is not involved in this.
So who s making these decisions?


{Ed002's Note - The club has a number of people who are responsible. Most of the supporters are not bright enough to realise that an accountant (mr Edwards) is not deciding which players to buy and sell.}



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05 Jan 2020 11:51:45
Pogba and Matic both want to leave apparently.
According to today's rumours, club is interested in Raul Jimenez and Ruben Neves from Wolves. (Maybe Ed002 know something if there is some truth? Some weeks ago there were rumours that Wolves owners hd some financial issues) .
My guess is that until end of January we will be linked with 2 new players every day. Then on the last day of the transfer window, we LL make a ridiculously low offer for a couple of players which will be duly rejected. Ed will then be happy when the clicks and Stoney will tell us that the club did its best to sign new players but didn't manage.


{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of any approach to Wolves and certainly they will not be looking to sell Neves in January but Wolves want to replace one of their strikers, probably Cutrone, with Hee-Chan Hwang so something may be possible with Raul. I am not aware of any approach to Wolves.}



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31 Dec 2019 20:17:30
Re Smalling. According to the media United are asking 20m euros for Smalling. Considering his performances this season where he is considered as one of the top defenders in Serie A and the fees being asked for the likes of Koulibaly, I don't think 20m euros is high. I find it rather low tbh.


{Ed047's Note - anything above a fiver is high for Smalling dev.




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28 Sep 2020 17:49:26
@BFRO Daisy and Dolly?

Also Bruce represented England "B" team in one or two friendly matches.




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28 Apr 2020 16:12:52
As a player, Pogba has all the talent to be the best.
Maybe he s not the best because we didn't "offer him the right platform". (Still he hasn't been perfect either) .
However there s nothing which can justify letting Raiola blabbering around.
It s quite simple, he s under agreement with us and if he wants out, he should put in a transfer request.
If not the least he can do is tell his fat arsed agent to shut up.




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18 Feb 2020 15:42:24
It seems that Shaw plays better as a LCB than as a left back while Maguire is better when playing with 3 at the back.




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04 Feb 2020 15:32:27
@Ed02 Maddison no longer an option because the club signed Bruno who plays in a similar role or there is another reason?


{Ed002's Note - Maddison, Fernandes and Erkisen were the players who were the AM options. Maddison will now sign a new contract as both seriously interested clubs have moved on and signed other players.}



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31 Jan 2020 19:02:16
Who s responsible for leaving this for the last minute? We already started the season with no replacement for Lukaku. Then we lost Rashford too.
I still think that for a competently managed club there was enough time to look and sign a replacement. not us apparently.