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14 Oct 2020 15:31:57
I got a rumour forwarded to me the other day that SAF will take a C.V. 19 test with the manchester united squad so he can travel with them to newcastle and be with them in the dressing room. Anyone else chance upon something like this?


1.) 14 Oct 2020 15:55:27
Not sure Fergie will be in the dressing room as it would undermine Ole. Think the only time he has visited the United dressing room was after the PSG win.
I can see him travelling with the squad, but only as part of the club delegation like him and Bobby have done in the past. Doesn't David Gill still travel with the squad from time to time?

2.) 14 Oct 2020 16:18:30
He should stay well away. Having him around d the squad etc would be liked having a hangover. It ha Peter Liverpool in the past.

3.) 14 Oct 2020 19:43:04
Regardless of the footballing side of things, whether it undermines ole or makes it look like were harking back to the past etc it doesn't make sense from a health point of view as he's surely in the high risk category from CV 19 given his age and previous health concern.

4.) 14 Oct 2020 20:08:57
Why? SAF was our greatest ever. Arguably the GOAT. But he is our history and that’s where it should stay. Move on.

5.) 14 Oct 2020 21:11:28
Totally inappropriate for a host of reasons imo and I'm sure its a made up story.

6.) 14 Oct 2020 23:25:22
We are Liverpool now as they were in the 90s - early 2000s. History repeating itself.

7.) 15 Oct 2020 08:22:42
Just 1 more way ole can embarrass this club.

8.) 15 Oct 2020 13:52:56
Didn't Fergie used to be a centre half? Maybe he's going to play?

9.) 15 Oct 2020 21:01:17
Centre forward mate. Not a great one by his own admission.

10.) 16 Oct 2020 12:58:08
He scored a fair few goals all the same ken.

11.) 16 Oct 2020 17:35:44
Id say he was a hard man. He did he was never blessed with great talent and made the most if what he had.

12.) 16 Oct 2020 21:04:49
Ken, imagine if our lads were like that. We'd be champions every year.



30 Jun 2020 17:38:48
Eds, any news on Marc Jurado? Is Utd looking to sign him and what kind of prospect is he?


{Ed002's Note - I understand there is an agreement with Marc Jurado but he is just a child - you won't see him playing for anything except the academy any time soon.}

1.) 30 Jun 2020 19:02:45
Plus he is another RB which with TFM 22, AWB at 22, Dalot 21, Williams 19 and Laird 18. We now have Juardo 16 to give us a 6th option at RB going forward.

2.) 30 Jun 2020 20:15:37
I think next season we will most likely see dalot leave.

3.) 01 Jul 2020 10:49:37
Thanks Ed.

4.) 01 Jul 2020 12:05:45
Dalot has been utterly underwhelming for me. When he was signed even Mourinho put him down as 'the best player in his position for his age in Europe'. I'd hate to see the worst.



19 Jun 2020 13:04:44
Are the rumors true about Utd having an offer of 50m euros for Chiesa rejected by Fiorentina? It goes on to say, Utd is expected to come back with a better offer.


1.) 19 Jun 2020 16:04:10
If our previous negotiations are anything to go by, we'll bid a lower amount, only to sign him next year for more than we could get him for now.

2.) 19 Jun 2020 16:09:25
Would love this to be true. Please tell me it’s from a respected gem like Di Marzio!

3.) 19 Jun 2020 16:11:35
As much as I would like Jadon Sancho, the club need to be careful that they don't spend all summer chasing a player who ultimately the club can't afford.

Federico Chiesa could be bought for half the amount Jadon Sancho would cost, while a deal could be far easier to conclude.

The club would be mad to at least not considering Chiesa.

4.) 19 Jun 2020 16:50:45
Probably irrelevant now I remember ed saying fiorentina where interested in rojo aswell maybe he could be used as a sweetner in the deal.

5.) 19 Jun 2020 17:37:21
We have to be looking at other options to Sancho for RW such as Chiesa and Torres. Madness not to. Think Ed002 has said Torres has stated his desire to play for Barca. Either one of these 3 improves the first team though.

6.) 19 Jun 2020 17:58:40
Sorry Halesini, the source is La personone.

7.) 19 Jun 2020 18:11:48
Bailey has been offered up as another option, I liked what I saw when I watched him last season not had much time to watch bundesliga this season so not too aware of how he’s done. Anyone able to fill me in?

8.) 19 Jun 2020 18:40:56

ED002 said that he is a LW and not a RW. So he is not an option.

9.) 19 Jun 2020 18:50:52
A sweetener? Rojo couldn't be more sour🤮.

10.) 19 Jun 2020 19:05:09
W16wes, having watched Rojo over the past few years I'd imagine any deal to exchange him with Fiorentina would work something like this.

Chiesa for 55m

Or Chiesa for 70m + Rojo

Seriously if we can get him and Jones off the books that would be a great summer.

11.) 20 Jun 2020 10:17:46
Willian for two seasons would do me.

{Ed002's Note - Obviously not an option.}

12.) 20 Jun 2020 12:50:13
I agree shappy it wouldn't be a sweetner really but if they have any interest we need to exploit it. I mean i duno how true the reports where of evertons interest in rojo but if we did ask for 30m not 3m then were crackers. there's a lot of players that we need to cut ties with using a player as a make weight in a deal would be ideal for us in some cases as i don't see many others lining up for rojo.

13.) 21 Jun 2020 06:52:44
I’d really like us to go all out for Sancho in this summer.
RW position has been for years a pain point in the squad and should definitely be the first priority.

Adding a world class winger on the right side of the attack would, I believe, massively improve our chances of closing the gap towards the top two teams in the league - Pool and City.

With the development of the other areas of the team, and adding only a WC right attacking player, while maybe offload some of the players that don't deserve to play for United (Jones, Alexis, Andreas, Lingard, . ) the transfer period would count as a huge success for me.

That said, if we don't manage to get Sancho - due to unsucessful discussions with BvB (it has been written that the player already approved the move) - getting a player a calibre of Chiesa for much less, would also be a really decent option.

14.) 22 Jun 2020 16:20:12
Mad Hatter, he has mainly played on the left wing this season and last season, partly due to the emergence of Havertz, but he has often on the right wing previously, and more importantly he’s a left footed winger, and I think we’d be stupid not to consider him if he’s available for €40 million as some reports have suggested.



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.




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04 Jan 2021 12:53:41
I read some interesting things, thought it may interest the members here in case some missed it.

Mufc are taking a data-driven approach to recruitment and sports science. Solskjær has overhauled the backroom staff and brought in or promoted staff in coaching, sports science, strength and conditioning, recruitment, youth and data analysis departments.

Solskjær feels he can change up to 20% of the team each season. His door at Carrington remains open and his team go and talk to him with their ideas. They were less likely to do that under José Mourinho, but Solskjær likes to share responsibility.

When the rest of the staff took time off in the international break, Solskjær stayed in Manchester. He’s shown a huge amount of interest in the youth system and was personally involved for the signings of Facundo Pellistri and Hannibal Mejbri.

Martyn Pert arrived at the start of last season and has a masters in sports science, also having studied Bielsa’s methods. A role of his is maximising training for #mufc players who aren’t playing, needing them to be ready when called upon.


1.) 04 Jan 2021 13:55:24
very good post mdb, interesting reading.

I have mentioned before that it looks like Ole is learning as he goes along, let's face it how many managers had won anything or had experience before they started?

I'm enjoying eating my words of doom and failure of Ole, as I will admit I did not think he would last this long but he appears to be growing in to the job.

2.) 04 Jan 2021 13:54:35
It all sounds very interesting. There seems to be a lot going on beneath the surface. It's been announced today that Darren Fletcher has now officially joined the coaching staff, but there are whispers that he has been involved in an advisory capacity over the past month or so. Which interestingly coincides with us picking up our form.

Lots of interesting stuff happening, and it will be fun to see how it all pans out.

3.) 04 Jan 2021 14:00:53
Darren Fletcher been brought into the first team coaching set-up as well.
I still think Ole would be best as a DOF at United, but who can argue with results hey, the Villa game was one of the most entertaining United games I have seen in a few years.

4.) 04 Jan 2021 16:23:27
Great news on Fletch, seems universally liked and heard some great things about his training methods and tactical eye, good to see Ole shaking things up.

5.) 04 Jan 2021 17:20:25
Really? Heard what exactly about his methods? He’s been training the u16s as far as I’m aware. Not much to shout about there.

Like the guy but the sentimentality of this club is becoming ridiculous now. Ole should have never got the job, carrick hasn’t shown anything to show he’s a maverick and now darren fletcher.

6.) 04 Jan 2021 17:55:47
got to agree with RedWhiskey. I don't know enough about Fletcher to comment on his credentials, but working with u16s is not the best way to promote yourself to the first team setup. we should be getting the best coaches available, not sure if he was in that category.

7.) 04 Jan 2021 23:02:50
Heard from some important people within the game that he’s expected to go far as a coach / manager and I can see why. Just because you don’t know enough doesn’t mean he isn’t good.

8.) 05 Jan 2021 12:17:09
Hear hear GDS2.



21 Oct 2020 16:37:17
The dilemma that is FRED!
Fred had a good game against PSG.
Made some great tackles, recoveries, interceptions and tried to thread neat passes. I remember sreaming at the tv for him to release rashford on a dangerous break in the 2nd held but he held the ball till being fouled. Going forward, those are the passes Fred should be able to pick out.
All that aside, as long as Fred stops trying those shots outside the penalty box, then he has my full support. I noticed he didn't try any against PSG, stand to be corrected though. 99.8% (my out of the blue stat) appear wayward.


1.) 21 Oct 2020 17:16:09
Fred is a player that splits opinion. The issue is that he is great at certain things, yet he isn't well rounded enough to be a top level box to box player. His passing vision and execution isn't consistent enough and his shooting is woeful. Yet not every player needs to do every job. His pressing, harrying, tackling and turning over of possession is great. While he is very mobile, and quick. As a player who's job it is to disrupt the opposition, win the ball back and lay it off to better players he is excellent. But if your expecting him to be the next Xavi you will be disappointed.

2.) 21 Oct 2020 18:30:39
If Fred learns to play to his strengths and not try to be all things to all men then he has a bright future. And I’m his biggest critic usually.

3.) 21 Oct 2020 19:59:05
Fred is a road sweeper. Unfussy, does all the dirty work, in some games he is exactly what is needed. Endless energy, team player, love his approach. Unfortunately, he isn’t the most skilful but if he accepts that and concentrates on the dirty work he is very valuable.

4.) 21 Oct 2020 20:26:52
Fred would do well to stick to the basics and become a good DM. He has the stamina and can tackle, it’s when he has to be offensive that he quickly gets found out.

5.) 21 Oct 2020 20:46:13
Fred and McTominay's dirty work makes others look good.

6.) 21 Oct 2020 21:14:59
I mentioned yesterday that I'd drop either Fred or Mctom for VDB. Not because they didn't play well, more to do with how VDB link up play passing and movement helps to speed to our play.

7.) 21 Oct 2020 21:36:53
Hatter, for me the best shape is either 3412 or 442 diamond with our squad. Either way the solution is clear. Play two defensive minded midfielders (Fred, McTominay or Matic) against the top teams, with one or two of Pogba, Bruno and DvdB depending on whether it's a 3 or 4 man midfield. Then against the rest play with one defensive midfielder and 2 or 3 offensive midfielders.

My ideal line up atm would be the line up from last night but with DvdB stepping in for one of Fred or McTominay, then depending on form maybe either Greenwood or Cavani stepping in for Martial.

8.) 21 Oct 2020 22:30:36
So can Fred be the new Kante? Learn the ropes at DM and take over from Matic?

9.) 22 Oct 2020 03:34:34
Kante isn't a DM and Fred isn't either. You can't have a player with their energy sitting in front of defence, that's not their game.
They are defencive eightees who are all over the place and break up play. Both of them are like Herrera but with better engine, so better defencively on papper, but more average than Herrera on the ball.
Both Kante and Fred wants someone to sit behind them to receive the pass from the defence and organize from deep and someone in front of them with quality on the ball.
Kante is 5-6 years at Premier League and i can't believe that people still refer to him as a defensive midfielder.

{Ed025's Note - please dont mention fred in the same sentence as kante mate..

10.) 22 Oct 2020 06:43:01
Fred is more suited to the champs league than epl imo.

{Ed025's Note - i was thinking championSHIP to be honest RW, but he has improved of late i must admit mate..

11.) 22 Oct 2020 12:22:07
Kante is a DM and on his day one of the best 😊😊.

{Ed001's Note - no he is not. He is not a DM at all, he is a CM. He has only played DM once or twice in his career. When he is restricted by a role like that he is not going to perform to his best.}



07 Oct 2020 11:54:20
Questions for the Eds and the more knowledgeable fans here.
1. What would have been the repercussions to Utd had they failed to turn up for the 2nd half either be it in protest to what we feel was a wrong call and or just to avoid further humiliation. Points deduction and a fine?
2. With VAR getting some key calls wrong last season and seemingly so this season, what can clubs and even fans do to call for better and more just calls, like for example delaying VAR usage until in it is fully understood and properly operational? Because prior to VAR, when refs made bad calls, we knew in the long run they tend to even out, one day its for you the next against, but with VAR this will hardly happen if ever.


{Ed001's Note - the game would have been forfeited 3-0, most likely, plus a fine and points deduction. Why would you want to though? It was a bad decision but there have been many worse over the years with and without VAR.}

1.) 07 Oct 2020 14:49:15
Might play like a pub team but no need to act like one . lots worse decisions in football down the years. just get on with it . didn't turn up for 89 minutes anyway .

2.) 07 Oct 2020 15:08:40
It was a terrible call, but ultimately it made little to no difference. Martial shouldn't have lashed out, he should have rolled around on the floor. VAR would have had a look and Lamela would have been sent off.

While I might not be happy with that approach, until the laws and the governance of the game changes there is no point trying to play effectively with one hand tied behind your back.

3.) 07 Oct 2020 17:24:30
100% martials fault. If you hit someone in the face you will get sent off mite often than not.
I don't think his flick out warranted a card in the old days But it does nowadays.
Blame the rev all you like but there was only 1 person to blame for his sending off and that's himself.
I don't agree with you shappy that he should have gone down but its the modern way. He should have waited and got him a bit later with a bit of more legitimate payback. He just reacted like many a player would. That doesn't stop it being stupid.
Mind you it gave ole his best excuse in that we were down to 10.

4.) 07 Oct 2020 14:57:08
Cheers Ed, was asking just to settle an argument here between some utd fans. A small faction was saying Utd were better off walking off, less goals conceded and the protest will get wide recognition, while the majority were replying that is not done in professional football and such an attempt will result in very harsh punishment.

{Ed001's Note - not done at all. It would have made them look silly. Players need to start looking at themselves, they all cheat and make it difficult for refs, then whine when it is them at the end of a poor decision. How about not cheating and then people might have some sympathy for you and refs would have a chance.}

5.) 07 Oct 2020 22:43:37
If i understand correctly walking out of the game and lose 3-0 so we concede less goals? that's ridiculous, playing with 10 men is not even an excuse. We are not the first team nor the last to concede a red card early in a game. A red card makes thing more difficult but in no way it is an excuse about conceding 6 goals. Pack the team, make 10 passes together and hold the ball for sometime and you will not concede 6 even with 9 players but that is managers fault. Manager must feel his players with confidence but our manager was lost, no plan, no passion and was only seeing the monitor like he is a fan. Oh and he didn't even payed a ticket.

6.) 07 Oct 2020 19:51:08
Ken, I don't like the idea of our players playing that way. However, if the Ref's are going to be inconsistent and there is no punishment for going down easily then why allow our opponents an advantage that we choose not to take based on morality or some sense of playing in the right spirit.

Fact is though that had Martial gone down at the weekend. He 100% wouldn't have been sent off. There is a good chance that Lamela would have been sent off, and that may have impacted the result. Although I doubt we would have won, we might not have lost and certainly not as badly.

7.) 08 Oct 2020 10:43:52
No need for Martial to go down, just protest to the ref that he was struck, and Lamela will be gone.

If Martial had gone down like Lamela did, I'd have lost all respect for him, and while he shouldn't have reacted the way he did, I find it hard to be too critical.



02 Sep 2020 13:29:12
Dear Eds and fellow members, I have seen various rumours and debates about Thiago coming to Utd or Lpool. He has been great for Bayern, so I understand the allure. My question is how come a player like Doucoure is not attracting as much attention or being linked to these clubs as much as Thiago? He can play similar positions, he is EPL proven and is younger? Maybe I am being naive, so I as for some enlightenment if you guys have the time.


1.) 02 Sep 2020 13:44:51
Because Thiago is world class, would be available for €30m and has won pretty much everything there is to win in football (including the Champions league in his last competitive match) whilst the other is pretty average, has won nothing, has no caps for his national team and got relegated last year.

2.) 02 Sep 2020 14:03:44
Because thiago is a way better player than doucoure will ever be?

3.) 02 Sep 2020 14:34:20
Redseven I think the term world class has lost its value over the last few years. In the follow up; it's like me basically describing why People should consider Jones who has roughly won all that Thiago has and has been capped by his national team over say Benoit Badiashile. :P :) :D lol

DSG, you have a point there. Was thinking the uncertainties of Thiago acclimatizing with the EPL and England in General would be a factor.

4.) 02 Sep 2020 15:38:33
Mbd, whilst I agree that the term might be overused somewhat, one only needs eyes to see that Thiago is a far better player and his CV only serves to strengthen this argument. There is a reason that Thiago has been a key player in two of the most successful club sides of the past decade whilst the other is currently a championship player.

5.) 02 Sep 2020 16:11:35
Is this even a comparison thiago is many levels above even at 29. You simply need to watch a game for 5 mins of them both snd you can see that. Crazy comparison.

6.) 02 Sep 2020 17:38:23
Exactly, he’s 29. Walk away rather than do another Sanchez.

7.) 03 Sep 2020 13:04:00
REd7, I agree with everything u said except Thiago being a key Barcelona player. ;)



25 Aug 2020 12:55:54
Just to give an example, if you guys check out the Arsenal page, a post made by Groger on 23 Aug 2020 15:52:49 had a simple answer from Ed 002 - 'No' Yet the followup was shocking.
I can imagine it can be a pain for the Eds to log on at times, esp during the transfer season, as the silly quips and comments will just be draining.
I hope all Eds know that the majority of us on this page and surely across all the rest hugely appreciate all your efforts and thank you for keeping this page up.


1.) 25 Aug 2020 13:42:31
Yeah mbd.
Filled me with anger and disappointment seeing that post.

Ed's are providing us information for free, the bare minimum is to respect them and their efforts.

2.) 25 Aug 2020 14:52:50
The eds all edit multiple pages. Ed002 probably answers 150+ questions a day on all the relative sites. Often I'd imagine the same questions asked in different ways. All while doing his day job, which I'd imagine keeps him very busy.

Then decides to break down our transfer window player by player and because it's not pretty reading he gets abused.

Often in life the minority spoil it for the majority. Whom ever were the culprits and if you're reading this, piss off to 4chan or whatever hole you dwell from because you're certainly not wanted here.




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01 Dec 2020 15:27:16
Hasn't TFM signed a new contract?


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16 Oct 2020 13:08:01
Maybe Paul Scholes?




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22 Sep 2020 17:27:29
Thank you Ed.




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22 Sep 2020 16:34:13
Can someone shed more light on what "obligation to buy" entails?
Is it a Must buy or does it mean if utd want to sign him after loan spell, the fee must be 100m?


{Ed002's Note - It means that the club are contracted to buy.}



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17 Sep 2020 13:54:14
I am a big fan of Perisic and will not mind him joining us. However he is a LW who turns 32 in Feb. This is a stop gap solution if at all it is a solution for our RW problem even.





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20 Jan 2021 09:24:40
AJH I bet you have never guessed my posts :)




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18 Jan 2021 16:19:50
I don't know if anyone else noticed this, but Alcantara showed that he had been coached by Pep before. He kept giving away fouls that broke up plays and stopped quick counters. Fernandinho-esque.




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16 Jan 2021 11:13:00
Of course it is different.
We keep using the term strange times yet we question reasons for some unpopular directives.
Imo we should count ourselves lucky that we still get to watch matches, lockdown without footy on the tv was quite depressing. Why should unnecessary actions be permitted.
I think until this C.V. blows over, fist bumps can suffice.




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14 Jan 2021 12:08:01
Defend and play on counter, so many holes in lpool's defense without VvD.




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06 Jan 2021 12:50:28
I get you. On the note of refereeing and VAR, what did you make of the Brentford's Dasilva sending off yesterday?