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Team: Manchester United

Where from: Serbia

Favourite player: Ryan Giggs

Best team moment: The 1999 FA Cup semi-final between Arsenal and Manchester United, Giggs scoring!

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12 May 2020 14:07:53
I read a rumor that utd is looking at getting Thiago Almada. Never heard of the player so resorted to our trusted you tube.
Can anyone shed light on this rumor and the kind of player Almada is.


{Ed002's Note - Thiago Almada (AM/LW/F) - Manchester City have been in discussions over the player since early 2019 and have accepted any move may be complicated and may involve a long-term "loan" to Sporting. Plan B was a loan to Girona but that would leave complications remaining. In January 2020 discussions were held with Atletico Madrid. Inter, Juventus and Barcelona have declared an interest in the player and have spoken with Velez Sarsfield and his agent has apparently spoken with major sides across Europe including Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool and Real Madid.}

1.) 12 May 2020 14:55:41
Cheers Ed.



04 Dec 2019 10:35:36
Heard Martial may miss tonight's match, can anyone shed some light on this?


1.) 04 Dec 2019 11:28:26
Based on Sunday will we even notice?

2.) 04 Dec 2019 13:26:38
He has a knock from Saturday.

3.) 04 Dec 2019 13:26:57
Sunday sorry*.

4.) 04 Dec 2019 15:38:44
Beginning to think we may aswell move Martial on, the guy is hardly ever fit.

{Ed047's Note - and in honesty not all that, if you were watching him play for someone else would you even be slightly interested Welsh?

5.) 04 Dec 2019 16:33:55
Clear to anyone who watches him, very talented and vey lazy to go with it. Seeen it for 5 years now and it's boring and annoying watching him waltz about up front. Great finisher but can't be arsed putting in the effort to make himself or us great.

6.) 04 Dec 2019 16:20:24
Jesus 047 your going to knock the stuffing out of any positive 😂😂 i tend to agree people used to tell me him and shaw were going to be world class.

{Ed047's Note - sorry ken I just watch him and think wtf is all the hype about.

And don’t get me started on the porker!😂

7.) 04 Dec 2019 17:00:39
Do tell Ken, what posters? 😂 😂 😂.

8.) 04 Dec 2019 17:13:37
Funny to think that the club has spent 80m+ on Shaw and Martial, yet can anyone say they will be better players for us than Williams and Rashford will be?

Martial has loads of talent, yet for some reason he doesn't quite make the most of it. Is it because of the injuries, is it because he doesn't work hard enough, or is it the lack of quality passes coming from midfield for him to run on to?

I know he doesn't make the most runs, but how often do you see a genuinely great ball wizz past him while he isn't making the run?

9.) 04 Dec 2019 19:54:45
Yeah Shaw is another one ken, injury prone, soft and lazy. ED47 spot on.
He went off with a bang to the nose in one game and actually missed to next game!

10.) 04 Dec 2019 22:12:25
Shaw does not have the mentality to be an elite athlete. Wasted talent - move him on.

11.) 08 Dec 2019 10:37:45
I agree about shaw and martail but both played really well last night.



02 Jul 2019 15:35:24
Rumour has it that Vidic has been offered to coach our mufc B (U23s) . That's according to Vojvodina coach Lalatovic . He is yet to decide.


1.) 02 Jul 2019 18:49:20
Getting him ready for when Ole gets the boot.

2.) 02 Jul 2019 19:58:14
Wow, unbelievable Rock
the red.

3.) 02 Jul 2019 22:25:53
Haha mad

I'm just going on how woody sacks managers. he his a little trigger happy don't ya think.

4.) 03 Jul 2019 13:36:43
Don't suppose we could coax him back into playing. Rather have Vidic back even now than spend 70m on Maguire.



26 Jun 2019 12:11:10
BBC's David Ornstein reporting we have reached an agreement with Palace to sign AWB .


{Ed002's Note - Shows what cheapskates the owners are - should have paid another £25M for him to keep the Toxics happy.}

1.) 26 Jun 2019 12:24:42
Ignoring the toxic stuff because it bores me. Good signing, as Ed001 mentioned before AWB is one of the only fullbacks in the league who seems to know stopping the cross coming in is key.

2.) 26 Jun 2019 12:31:37
Love it 002!

Some opinions on here make me think everybody has financial freedom.

Anyway, hope this is true.

3.) 26 Jun 2019 12:33:12
Finally solved a problem out squad had for several years. No more Young at RB!

4.) 26 Jun 2019 13:12:34
Brilliant deal IMO especially if the rumours about the Zaha clause are true as well, now on to the next one hopefully.

5.) 26 Jun 2019 14:00:49
Great bit of business. Very good player. 2 really good signings. Investing in the future.

6.) 26 Jun 2019 14:04:27
Yeah, but ed. Its not the glazers personal cash so it doesn't count 😂.

7.) 26 Jun 2019 15:50:46
Exciting stuff!
I echo Rosie’s words, I’m bored of the toxic nonsense. Does it even have to be mentioned? Quite frankly I find it offensive being constantly branded as a ‘toxic fan’ so perhaps the Ed (s) can avoid being hypocrites and do us all a favour and just not reference the morons at all?

{Ed002's Note - There is no hypocracy.}

8.) 26 Jun 2019 17:06:38
Great signing if completed. Just shows the shift at the club that started last summer. People forget but the signings of Fred (didn't have an exceptional season but the right idea) and Dalot along with James this summer and AWB shows what direction the club is taking with its' signings. Young and ambitious players who want to play for the club. More of the same please. It's not July yet and already two exciting signings. A centre half and two central midfielders then we're laughing. The signings from the past 12 months shows that Ed isn't in charge of what players to get and long may it last 🙌.

9.) 26 Jun 2019 18:09:13
AWB was on a flight from Biggin hill to Manchester
Let's do medical sign him move on to next transfer.



24 Jun 2019 11:20:43
We seem to have signed a 16 year old mateo mejia from R. Zaragoza.


1.) 24 Jun 2019 13:45:36
According to his local newspaper Heraldo d’Aragon, he is apparently very quick, can play left or right wing, is known as “the jewel of Zaragoza”, scored 53 goals in his last 29 games and cost us £600k.

2.) 24 Jun 2019 13:46:57
Must have been a Mourinho target.

3.) 24 Jun 2019 18:34:44
Rumours going around that lukaku may have had a change of heart. Possible he could stay after all.
If that is the case, then we are totally screwed.
Woodward does know how to screw things up big time.
Thought ole said we were getting rid of the deadwood.
Young, smalling, Jones, lukaku, lingard, Sanchez. All still getting paid by mufc. show some balls Ole, transfer the lot of them.

4.) 24 Jun 2019 19:18:44
He can’t if there’s no willing buyers.

5.) 24 Jun 2019 22:05:23
Lukaku might never hack it at top level club football but he is far from a deadwood player.

Perfectly adequate striker to get us back into the top 4 as he will get enough goals provided the chances.

If he goes, good we get a decent fee for him, if he stays, good we have a proven goalscorer at the club.

6.) 24 Jun 2019 22:28:45
If we keep Lukaku we are not "screwed". Our fans make me laugh sometimes. He’s a proven goal scorer and will finish as our top scorer if given the same minutes as our other forwards.

Thursday / Sunday for the season, we need depth and Lukaku is more than a good option with so many games to play.

7.) 25 Jun 2019 06:12:27
Some of our fans are a joke.
Right now, Lukaku is the best striker at the club.

8.) 25 Jun 2019 20:14:22
Zaragoza have come out to deny this. Any truth in the interest?




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28 May 2020 17:51:31
Read somewhere that Ethan Laird was MUFCs U16 top goal scorer from LB with 18 goals in a single season. He also got 12 assists in 31 games from RB for our U18 and U23s. If this is true then I look forward to a bright future for this lad.


1.) 28 May 2020 22:58:24
He is a really good player. He has a job getting on at full back with awb and dalot on one side and willams and shaw on the other.
To aid his development i'd like to see him go on loan and play every week in the championship or abroad for a season. I've watched him a bit and he is very effective in the final third and aggressive in defence. Great runner off the ball. He needs to play at a higher level. Looks to have a lot of potential.
There is a district possibility dalot might move for regular action and laird could understudy awb.

2.) 29 May 2020 14:37:40
Laird was the full back in the academy that most hope on making it in the first team was placed on.

Many people consider the injury to Shaw as being key to Brandon Williams getting his chance in the first team. Yet the injury to Laird at the same time was just as key otherwise it would have been Laird who would have been given the chance and not Williams.

Something similar happend with the Brazilian twins Rafael and Fabio. Fabio was considered the more talented player, yet due to injury it was Rafael who got the chance and seized it with both hands, while his brother continued to have injury issues. I think that is the same thing with Gary and Phil Neville where Phil was the more naturally talented footballer, but it was Gary who got the chances and grabbed them with both hands.

It just goes to show that it isn't just about having the most ability, but having the right mentality to seize those chances when they come along.

Hopefully Laird can have a year on loan next season and come back to challenge in the first team the season after.



23 May 2020 09:49:21
Diego A. Maradona: .....


{Ed001's Note - thank you mate, I have saved that.}

1.) 23 May 2020 10:36:38
Cheers, hope it helps.

{Ed001's Note - it does mate thanks.}



22 May 2020 19:04:20
Ed001, the 'contact us ' part of the player profile can take only a thousand words. We need a better way for me to send you 'my maradona assignment'


{Ed033's Note - Can't you copy and paste it into a posting form?

1.) 23 May 2020 09:35:49
Sure can, but its a raw draft, was thinking Ed can polish it lol.

{Ed033's Note - Received it thanks.



20 May 2020 12:06:58
In an ideal world, which would you prefer, a 100% committed Pogba or offload him and replace with Saul?
Personally, if Pogba wants to be at utd and is 100% committed, I'd take him over Saul.


{Ed004's Note - If Pogba is not fully set on being here and doesn't agree a new contract then without a shadow of a doubt Saul}

1.) 20 May 2020 12:31:34
"100% committed Pogba" There is no such thing. He has had 4 years to pull his finger out and act like a proper footballer. He has amply demonstrated that he doesn't have it in him.

2.) 20 May 2020 12:36:59
Hmm, tricky one. Pogba has the higher ceiling but how often does he show it. Plus I think with Bruno now at the club Saul seems a more natural fit in our midfield than Pogba.

So probably Saul.

3.) 20 May 2020 12:45:31
I think Pogba can be a special player, but we could do without the drama and the media circus he and his agent attract. I would go for Saul regardless as i think he fits our needs better, now that we have Bruno in the team.

4.) 20 May 2020 13:07:40
Consistency is the key to success.
So obviously it will be Saul.

The trio of Bruno, Saul and McTominay will be a dream midfield.
With Matic and Fred to deputize.

5.) 20 May 2020 13:12:00
Would you like a player who has been asking to leave for the last three years or a player that might actually want to play for the club?

Tough choice.

6.) 20 May 2020 14:06:41
Does Saul want to play for Utd?

{Ed002's Note - Saul Niguez will consider his options - possibly priced out of a move to Bayern Munich but Manchester City remain keen. Juventus and Manchester Utited are options but Pogba could influence their interest.}

7.) 20 May 2020 14:12:01
A 100% Pogba would be an unbelievable bonus to the team but MancMan absolutely nailed it, Pogba is all about Pogba. No way should we even entertain his antics any longer. Therefore, Saul if possible.

8.) 20 May 2020 14:20:44
Ed002 saul is on a long term contract at AM has there been issues and that's why he wants to leave or is it a case of looking for bigger deal.

{Ed002's Note - No there are no issues with the player.}

9.) 20 May 2020 14:35:04
Pogba over saul for me, andre gray actually had some interesting comments on pogba, seems to be highly rated amongst his peers for some reason above and beyond what fans seem to project onto him.

Also would like to put out there that if we can't get sancho or any right sided forward for that matter it might be in the teams interest to sign a centre mid (doesnt have to be saul but he would be the best option) instead.

The reason for this being that we could opt for a split striker system that ole has tried out a few time this season. Whether that is 5-3-2 or 4-4-2 diamond. Playing two of rashford, martial or greenwood as split strikers could be a great system for us especially with bruno in number 10.

10.) 20 May 2020 14:39:38

11.) 20 May 2020 14:59:49
Thanks Ed002!

I think we need to be very careful about signing players that are not fully committed to the team.

Sounds like Saul may possibly have better options than Utd. I suppose a lot will depend on if the season can be finished and who finishes in the Champions League places.

A decision on Pogba needs to be made sooner rather than later.

I think City are at CAS on the 8th June so the outcome of that may be pivotal to our summer recruitment.

12.) 20 May 2020 16:17:14
Pogba hasn’t shown what most would consider 100% commitment so far so why would this particular leopard change it’s spots now. If there’s an opportunity to sign Saul we should go all out for him. Fantastic talent. 25. Walks into ANY midfield in Europe for me. Agree he’d complement Bruno well. Moreover he’s a signing that would considerably strengthen City or Liverpool for example who we are already way behind on.

Ideally we get cash for Pogba and use it to buy Saul without making a dint on whatever kitty we have available for other targets such as Sancho, Bellingham and Grealish .

13.) 20 May 2020 16:20:10
If City don’t serve at least 1 year ban FIFA/ UEFA may as well just jack it all in as makes FFP a complete shambles.

14.) 20 May 2020 16:33:16
It really is simple. Do you think Pogba's performances over the past three years have been as good or better than those of Saul?

I don't think so. Pogba has had four years to make his mark, and he has been underwhelming most of the time with occasional world class performances every 6 or 7 games just to remind you what he can do.

Time to cut the ties and move on. Be that to Saul, or whoever else.

Serious question here, if everyone is fully fit and we have an away game in a European knock competition having drawn the first leg 0-0. We need to win the game. Does Pogba make the first 11 over Bruno, McTominay, Fred and Matic in either a 433 or 4231 formation?

15.) 20 May 2020 16:36:58
If City are going to miss out on Eurpean football for a year, next year would probably be the best for them. Fans more than likely won't be able to attend any games. Any of their players that may want to leave because of no Champions League can't go anywhere because spending will be limited.

But something tells me they'll be playing in the competition next year.

Pogba, the writing has been on the wall for nearly 2 years. What ever about selling at a loss might be hard to swallow for the club. To me, paying him 300k a week for him to disrespect the club on a regular basis is a lot harder to swallow.

16.) 20 May 2020 17:01:49
Mumbles, the ban will be overturned. From what I've heard the "evidence" was obtained illegally so will be inadmissible in CAS court. Meaning there is little evidence to support banning City.

While I think City will have a huge advantage over the last part of this season and probably going into next season. After all they are the only side accustomed to playing in an empty stadium 😂.

17.) 20 May 2020 17:02:33
Yes for me Shappy. Def over Fred.

18.) 20 May 2020 17:33:20
Shappy, would you not think UEFA would have looked at their case very carefully before banning City?

They must be confident as are City but I don't think it's as cut and dry as you think.

19.) 20 May 2020 18:13:12
mbd, is that the same Fred who was arguably MotM against PSG away last season? Or McTominay who was arguably as good?

Pogba has rarely played in our biggest victories. Strange that considering the accepted logic is he is our best outfield player.

Mumbles, it's all hearsay, and its only what I've heard but as it hasn't come from one of the lawyers involved in the case then who knows. They have a date in June now, so we won't have long to wait and find out. I suspect it will be overturned.

20.) 20 May 2020 19:20:54
Shappy, you mean the game where we got battered, and our goals came from a kehrer backpass, buffon spill and dodgy kimpembe handball.

Thats the game you pick to shows fred should be picked over pogba in a big game. Dear me lol.

I could probably pick 25 games fred has played in where he treats the ball as if his first touch is socially distancing from it. On that alone pogba walks in ahead of him.

On mctominay, physically very good but he has an obvious flaw to his game that needs addressing, he hardly takes on any risk when passing the football, which explains why we had so much trouble breaking teams down with him and fred in midfield.

21.) 20 May 2020 19:26:55
Also should probably add we have won a europe league final, league cup final and wembley cup semi final (bossed moussa dembele that game) against spurs with pogba in the team.

Also city away (brace), arsenal away (fa cup), spurs away (pass for rashford), chelsea away (goal and assist) . But these probably aren't considered big games according to you shappy.

Must have missed all these massive champions league knockout games we have won since pogba joined apart from psg.

22.) 21 May 2020 08:40:46
Pogba is clearly our best player and constantly puts in good performances but people seem to hold him to a different level to the other players. Last season he was leading for almost all of our attacking statistics despite being a central midfielder but somehow this still isn't enough.

In 2 out of the 4 (been injured this season so obviously can't make the team) seasons he's been here he makes the whoscored PL team of the season. In the other season where he doesn't make the team of the season he was statistically the third best cm in the league and the 9th best player overall. There should be no question of what he brings to the field constantly a creative force for our team whilst I must be does sometimes ignore his defensive duties.

Regarding his attitude which is constantly described as toxic in the dressing room and so on. It's funny that all of these opinions come from news stories and pundits who judge from the outside and don't actually know the person. People see his hair cuts, dancing and social media presence and go at him since players apparently have to be robots.

Fair enough Jose came out and publicly spoke about his attitude however Ole, Didier Deschamps, Antonio Conte haven't seemed to have any sort of these issues with him. Whilst, Jose has historically fallen out with big name players Hazard, Ramos, Luis etc with the latest being N'dombele.

23.) 21 May 2020 08:03:13
Considering current scenerio. i think there are good chance that Chelsea and Leicester will drop points. if we manage to get our act together and ride our luck, there are good chance, we can reach top 4 out right. let's hope things goes perfect.

24.) 21 May 2020 11:38:57
If you don't read the headlines etc and judge every player on what they actually do on the pitch instead of what you expect of them, pogba is consistently one of our best players.

25.) 21 May 2020 16:12:27
Shappy, yes for that same fred, the one who takes 400 shots in 1 match and still doesn't hit the target.

26.) 21 May 2020 16:45:20
So your saying pogba doesn't perform to your high standards enough but Fred does Shappy? That's another blinder from you.

27.) 21 May 2020 20:55:12
Jred and Manchester is Red, I have no idea which footballer you have been watching but it can't be Pogba.

Being a good footballer is about being effective in the 90 minutes on the pitch.

Has Pogba been effective? Rarely. Has Fred been effective? You'd have to say that after settling in, he has been consistently.

28.) 22 May 2020 10:18:29
You have 100% proved my point.

29.) 22 May 2020 20:38:56
Sorry Jred you've lost me.



07 May 2020 12:48:58
Who do you guys (Eds and fellow members) think was a better striker in their prime, Inzaghi or Ruud?


1.) 07 May 2020 13:06:51
Ruud suited the EPL and was excellent at what he did. However, I think Inzaghi had more to his game.

Both very good players, but Inzaghi would be more useful being able to play in different ways.

2.) 07 May 2020 14:01:35
Ruud 100%. Inzaghi was apparently laughed at by some team mates for his lack of footballing ability.

3.) 07 May 2020 16:30:47
How many goals would inzaghi have scored with VAR?

4.) 07 May 2020 17:20:00
Ruud was an animal, he was so dependable.

5.) 07 May 2020 18:27:03
Ruud. All day every day.
Consistent dependable and brilliant.

6.) 08 May 2020 08:16:31
Ruud all day long.

7.) 08 May 2020 23:01:00
As an out and out cf goal scorer ruud was best we have had since Dennis law imo.




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13 May 2020 16:32:52
RJ, for the sake of this discussion, let's assume you are right about the three you mentioned. You think Gomes will slot into their MF ahead of Kante, Mount, Pulisic, Loftus, Kovacic, Gilmour, Odoi, Jorgino or Ziyach?




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13 May 2020 13:00:49
RJ Lampard will give him a chance at the expense of whom?




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12 May 2020 14:55:41
Cheers Ed.




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18 Dec 2019 09:28:25
I didn't specify, i meant low crosses, not meant for headers but those that flash across the keeper begging for a leg to make contact.




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17 Dec 2019 10:38:26
Shappy I share your opinion that Greenwood can offer what Haaland does, and I'd also prefer a 1 or 2 year contract for an experienced twilight striker who won't necessarily block Greenwood's chances.
However as i read Caolan's post I couldn't help but have flashbacks of the numerous crosses into dangerous areas James has made this season without anyone connecting. Seems all our forwards (bar greenwood) want cut backs. If this kid is going to provide that then why not.
And DiscountDave has a good idea, 442. Esp for matches we anticipate a low block.





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29 May 2020 15:41:31
Ours is not the only full strength and rested squad.




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27 May 2020 11:09:12
Shappy and co what do you think of Ryan Fraser? Is he just an older version of Dan James?




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26 May 2020 16:44:40
Shappy I am surprised you left out I. Sarr.




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23 May 2020 10:36:38
Cheers, hope it helps.


{Ed001's Note - it does mate thanks.}



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23 May 2020 09:35:49
Sure can, but its a raw draft, was thinking Ed can polish it lol.


{Ed033's Note - Received it thanks.