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30 Jul 2020 17:18:49
Hi Ed, Raul Jimenez is tipped to join united shortly. Do you know any interest in him presently from us?


{Ed002's Note - He would be very expensive and who would he replace?}

1.) 31 Jul 2020 14:51:46
Martial please.

2.) 31 Jul 2020 16:04:13
Ken - I’m assuming that is a joke?
1999: Cole, Yorke, Sheringham and OGS
2008: Rooney, Tevez, Berbatov, Saha.

We lack depth in the squad at present time, he’d be a great signing.

3.) 31 Jul 2020 17:14:27
Why make that assumption KG?
I don't like martial as a player. I don't think i ever will.
Sure he scored 17 league goals this year but i don't like his style or the way he carries himself. Its a personal thing. i'd rather we played with another cf than martial. i'd take jimenez in a heartbeat over martial.

4.) 31 Jul 2020 19:16:14
And you couldn't make a worse mistake than that Ken.

I could agree that he looks annoying, rarely smiles, looks like all his hopes are gone, but that doesn't mean much.

He is a very good player, not to mention that he and Rashford have very good connections, which means a lot for the attackers.

While Jimenez is a good player, he is 5 years older, its questionable if he could fit so easily in the team, and I don't see him bringing in much more than Martial.

Also, worth mentioning is that Martial is finally playing in best position for him.

5.) 31 Jul 2020 19:33:28
Means a lot trololo, how long has he been here now?

6.) 31 Jul 2020 19:39:32
Thanks for the reply, Ken.
During Marital’s first season I thought we’d signed one of the best young players in Europe. Admittedly, he had a difficult couple of seasons under challenging management but he’s a talent and he’s finally starting to find some consistency and probably he’s now playing in his best position. He’s also (second to Greenwood) our most natural goal scorer and I’ve been impressed with him this year. I’m actually banking on him finishing as the PL top goal scorer next season. As a personal thing to you I completely respect that but I think he’s going to turn a few heads over the next few years, hopefully, including yours mate.

7.) 31 Jul 2020 19:50:56
All in your opinion of course trololo.
I think there are lots of players that would bring more to the team than martial trololo are you suggesting that is not a possibility?
I respect your opinion its your opinion so i won't say your wrong but i disagree.
I don't like watching him play. Of course i recognize his talent and his improvement in the last 5 months but I've watched 5 years of mediocre sub standard lack lustre displays.
He turns it on when he wamts goes missing for large spells in games.
He doesn't suit my eye as a player i don't like his demeanour. I don't trust him as a player.
Put me in charge he would be 1st out the door. But i'm not in charge so he is safe🤣🤣.

8.) 31 Jul 2020 20:08:37
No worries KG.
You will note on another thread that he was down as 2nd in my player of season that's because i do recognise his improvement. He did well for the team i see that. But he does frustrate me a lot. I simply don't like his style. But i jump as high as another supporter when he scores.
Id rather watch nearly any other player in a united jersey all the same. He is the polar opposite of what i like to watch most of the time.
I support the team not individuals its not a must to like them all.
I never really liked RVP either.
Its my personal opinion.
Ive seen him work a bit harder particularly since the restart and that's a really good thing for the team. As long as the team do well ill put up with him😂😂😂.

9.) 31 Jul 2020 20:49:52

How much managers did we change since he is here? How many times we changed tactics following our change of managers? How old was he when he came to United? How many games he played in his preferred position?
It isn't simple as that Angelred.

Ken, sure there would be players who would bring more, but its questionable if its really "a lot" of players. Plus, how much would that replacement cost?

We do have much bigger problems on other positions, and Martial is bringing more than average, I would say.

Of course, I totally understand that you dislike a player, I dislike Lingard for example.

10.) 31 Jul 2020 21:37:30
More than average for 15 games less than average for the remainder. In my opinion trololo.
But that's the beauty of football one mans pig ear is another man's silk purse.
Tbh its not debatable to me that there are lots of players better suited for me that list is endless. But you are entitled to your opinion on that which of course is not fact just opinion.



25 Jul 2020 03:55:31
Hellow Ed002, window is almost opening in few hours, is it good time to ask for a summery of Targets?


{Ed002's Note - Why not. At the start of this season the expectation was that the club would look to DM, CM, CM/AM, W/F and S as needed over two transfer windows (January and now) but I suspect the club will prioritise CM/AM (e.g. a Jack Grealish type), S (e.g. Ighalo) and a W/F (e.g. Sancho) and then a couple of youngsters (e.g. Joe Hugill (S) and the kid from Barcelona).

Previously a DM would have been a target, but a new contract for Matic has delayed the immediate need so the interest in Rice, Zakaria, Soumare, Llorente and Thiago has gone for this summer, at least for now and possibly for good as they may not be available next summer. A versatile left sided CM/AM (ideally Jack Grealish) is still wanted. The club need to decide what to do about adding a striker with Odion Ighalo being the low cost option post his loan ending in January. There are other youngsters the club have an interest in and could still look to cherry-pick like Ricky-Jade Jones and Kalvin Phillips. Then the issue shifts to players departing to make space. Saul Niguez (CM), Donny van de Beek (CM) and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (CM) would have been available to replace Paul Pogba but it is looking less likely now that Pogba will depart and they can now be discounted. Atletico will sell another to raise funds and look to keep Saul. van de Beek was expected to join Real Madrid but their financial difficulties have pulled the plug on their previous agreement. There are discussions with another side about the sale of SMS.

The situation with Sancho (RW/LW) remains unchanged in that he is wanted but the cost is an issue which is opening up options like Ferran Torres (can now realistically be discounted), Chiesa (borderline whether anything would now be possible) and now with a third party stepping in and proposing Kingsley Coman.

In terms of GKs and the defence, Manchester United has looked at a couple of GKs but no approach has been made. In terms of CBs, even if Smalling were to be sold there is no space for an addition without a couple more being sold. Interest in the likes of Kalidou Koulibaly (too old and price would need to halve), Jean-Clair Todibo (was offered to the club), Milan Skriniar (huge asking price) and Marash Kumbulla (heading elsewhere) is not being pressed. is not being pressed.

The cost of Sancho puts a leash on other spending and the emergence of Greenwood likely takes the likes of Moussa Dembele off the table, although significant money could be saved for Sancho if attention turned from Grealish (left sided CM/AM) to James Rodriguez (left sided AM).}

1.) 25 Jul 2020 09:55:27
Excellent Updated Read Ed 002

Thanks for that. So over all we can say a Right side forward could be the only in-come with some out of the box deal for James Rodriguez. CB will join if all 3 of Jones, Rojo and smalling leaves. So that's RW, and optional Am/ Cb.

{Ed002's Note - That is not what I said - perhaps you should read it again.}

2.) 25 Jul 2020 10:31:44
Grealish and Sancho would make aN excellent window.
The keeper situation is the odd one for me. We essentially have 4 pretty good ones on the books right now. Not sure why we’d want any more?

No takers for Rojo yet Ed? Thanks.

{Ed002's Note - There are limitations where he could move to. Manchester United are of course not assisting and are pricing him out of a move to Estudiantes, who really only want another loan in any case - that would give Manchester United a loan fee as his contract runs down. I would hope that Manchester United let him leave now for perhaps €6M spread over the coming season - else, perhaps a strike.}

3.) 25 Jul 2020 10:42:27
Seems a fair price for him Ed to be honest - odd strategy to deny moves to players who want out and are clearly not wanted either.

{Ed002's Note - The club do dumb things - they blocked a move to Fiorentina which would have got a better fee - theu are now asking for a figure they know Estudiantes cannot afford. It is the same with pricing Chris Smalling out of a move and could do the same with Diogo Dalot.}

4.) 25 Jul 2020 11:54:27
Thanks very much for the updated information Ed002: after seeing your lengthy red comment, I made some tea before sitting down to read the news properly.

Hoping we sign Sancho, Grealish and a central defender, whilst being professional while selling on unwanted players.

Shame about Rice - think he would be a massive long term improvement on Matic.

Onwards and upwards! (And squeaky bum time tomorrow! )

5.) 25 Jul 2020 12:06:25
Sorry i ed. U r right . I totally confused things said.

6.) 25 Jul 2020 12:57:29
Woodwaord and judge must look at fifa for valuations on our players.

7.) 25 Jul 2020 14:49:38
Is it because the club's decision-makers see us being charged top dollar for players we want and think they can do the same with players we are trying to off load, not realising the difference between a buyers market and sellers market.

8.) 25 Jul 2020 19:22:37
I suspect it has more to do with accountants and balance sheets, the club not wanting to offload a player for less than their "asset" value.

9.) 25 Jul 2020 21:49:38
Duncan castle has written an article criticising United’s management structure regarding transfers: says that the lack of a Director of Football to be trusted to make transfer decisions means that decisions go through multiple parties such as Matt Judge, Woodward, the Glazers etc (who all want to have some control) rather than quick decisions by the DoF. Guessing this works regarding selling players also.

Can see why agents etc get so frustrated with United.

If only they’d employ Ed002 to tell them how it should be then get a good DoF to facilitate things. Just look at how Chelsea are so successful in getting their targets.

{Ed025's Note - unfortunately i cant see them employing ED002 wallace...hes not likely to take a pay cut mate.. :)

10.) 25 Jul 2020 21:59:39
I’m sure they’d put him up in a decent Manchester bed and breakfast Ed25 lol!

{Ed025's Note - he would want the lowry or nothing wallace, and even that is slumming it mate.. :)



04 Jan 2020 10:20:32
Hi Ed002. do you think United could reignite their summer interest in Rice considering WestHam position currently? I feel if we go step by step. then Rice now and maddison for summer shuold be the way forward for midfield.


{Ed002's Note - Right now it depends on what happens with the coach. West Ham do not need to sell and unless the player looks for a move it is probably unlikely.}

1.) 04 Jan 2020 10:40:57
As of yet I'm not convinced by rice or the the money is would cost to purchase him.

2.) 04 Jan 2020 11:40:35
Rice is so overrated. You’re looking at £80m to sign someone whose nowhere near on of them best DM in the league. Essentially a CB playing in midfield. If you want a top premier league proven DM you should be all over ndidi. Won’t happen though.

3.) 04 Jan 2020 22:27:00
Rice is a cb.

{Ed002's Note - A DM.}

4.) 05 Jan 2020 13:22:09
I don't think Rice is any better than Dier. Don't want either.

5.) 05 Jan 2020 16:40:01
Ed002 he is playing dm at the moment granted but imo he will revert to cb. I've watched him from a very young age and played nearly all his football at cb.

{Ed002's Note - MU wanted him as a replacement for Matic - so on that basis best forget him then.}

6.) 05 Jan 2020 20:02:49
I hope so ed.

7.) 06 Jan 2020 04:45:20
Declan Rice is just 20.
He has lots and lots of scope to improve and add attributes to his game although the asking price would be ridiculous.



16 Oct 2016 05:41:13
Hello ed002. what do you think the situation now is with Depay and Damian? Considering Jose and back office team has settled in. And what do you think why they never made it as expected.


{Ed002's Note - Players wioll move on if suitable offers are made - but you might be suprised by some of the valuations being given by the club.}

1.) 16 Oct 2016 13:26:21
I'll be disappointed if depay goes they were told he wasn't ready they gave him less than half chance and have spent the rest of the time destroying his confidence by bringing him off before he's had a chance when there were players still on the park doing less. Really poor management of a young player with real potential. Did help spending record funds for a youngster in the same position.

2.) 16 Oct 2016 13:27:28
Have any clubs expressed interest in depay, ed?

{Ed002's Note - A couple.}

3.) 16 Oct 2016 17:11:40
Are they overvalued or undervalued valuations?

{Ed002's Note - High.}

4.) 16 Oct 2016 21:03:36
Cheers ED002 I've always thought we sold players on the cheap, apart from Ronaldo. Do you think the club is being over ambitious with their valuations or is part of a plan to get a better fee once a price is negotiated.

{Ed002's Note - They are simply asking for too much right now.}

5.) 16 Oct 2016 21:38:41
Cheers ED.



18 Aug 2016 13:52:35
A question to Ed. Jose said he has 25 man squad. with loan departure of Janujaz does it mean we will expolre for a Winger? I mean a player with potential.


{Ed004's Note - I doubt it. Only players we will be looking at will probably be a RB and CB.}

1.) 21 Aug 2016 22:39:55
We've got Depay, Lingard, Miki, Martial, Mata and Rashford who can all play wide. We're probably covered in that area!




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23 Apr 2021 04:46:48
Hello Ed002,

Should Cavani Decide to leave, who are realistic Striking targets? I feel Kane and Haland will be impossible this window, so i hope club has started working out on it.


{Ed002's Note - As has been previously explained:
Andre Silva (S) was recommended to several clubs, certainly including Everton and Manchester United, by a very high-end independent scout who used to play in the Premier League. This dates back to last summer before his loan became a permanent move. But his agent may look to figure out a move to Old Trafford if Cavani leaves.
Moussa Dembele (S) - loan is not going at all well at Atletico Madrid and that may put them off taking up their option to buy the player - would now be seen as risky but Manchester United could yet offer an option.
Harry Kane (S) Should Spurs listen to offers then PSG will head the queue. It is possible that Manchester United could consider the player again. As for Manchester City, he would be a fallback position and certainly not first choice.
Youssef En-Nesyri (S) West Ham and Manchester United apparently, via a third party, have made an approach to ask about availability and price for the player who has done well this season, but has not set the world alight previously. Will be off the AFCON when it comes around. Makes little sense but there remains the thought both sides could will look again in the summer - it would be doubtful he would be a starter for Manchester United. Sevilla are not looking to sell.

1.) 23 Apr 2021 11:16:11
I actually think Kane would seriously consider United if he genuinely wanted to leave Spurs at the end of the season. The problem would be dealing with Levy who would make as many problems as he can.
Even though PSG would stump up the cash i can't see Harry Kane going to PSG to play in a tin pot league, it's just not Harry Kane's style.
It looks like Cavani will be leaving and he was only ever a quick fix for one season. Martial just isn't a centre forward, he isn't good enough.
We need a top class striker, it's a must for next season.

2.) 23 Apr 2021 12:05:10
There were reports yesterday that Cavani has agreed to stay. I would not be surprised if we are doing all we can to try and get him for one more year.

3.) 23 Apr 2021 15:11:38
I think Kane will have one eye on the Premier League top goal scorer record and would favor a domestic move over a foreign one. That said, DL will no doubt do all he can to either keep him or send him abroad.

4.) 23 Apr 2021 15:28:48

He is a very good player. He movement of the ball is phenomenal. At times the other players around him haven't been on the same wavelength as him.

Personally, I think his ban that he got will see him leave for pastures new.



22 Sep 2020 03:08:33
Breaking : Woodward is getting a sack.

Atleast we can dream.


1.) 22 Sep 2020 07:04:10
Judge should go aswell the embarrassment.

2.) 22 Sep 2020 08:02:44
Woodward, the man who three years ago said players would sign for United because we had a big social media presence.

3.) 22 Sep 2020 10:21:08
Another thing he said gave me goosebumps:
We can do things in the transfer market that other clubs can only dream of. .



23 Aug 2020 13:46:41
Can any of the Ed confirm that Dept related to player transfers are not sleeping?


1.) 23 Aug 2020 14:07:27
Try calling the club. Might get the answer to your question.

2.) 23 Aug 2020 14:18:52
Go again rodio, I was even confused by this 😂.

3.) 23 Aug 2020 14:27:32
They probably don't know who they are? Some bloke with a plaque on his door saying "Transfer Manager". He's busy arranging the coaches from the airports when they go on holiday.

4.) 23 Aug 2020 19:23:08
Why Ed does need a wake up call from hooligans? And stone pelters. If he do his job properly, no one would bother him.



23 Jul 2020 05:08:19
I read somewhere that Ole has not optimum trust in Fringes. actually, there can't be more than 2-3 fringe players in a full season squad. It shows lack of man management, rotation and second feeder quality at your disposal. 10% rotation in defence, 20% in each forward and Midfield position against bottom teams would not do any damage. Plus there are cup games to provide more rotation and happy squad. Ole need to find this balance while choosing team, Need to make Subs in time and as per fatigue.
Since restart Bruno is playing every minute almost and since last 2 matches he felt fatigued. Same with Maguire and AWB.
We all agree, there are to many high wage players to move on, but till they are stuck with us, we are not using them to provide little rest to main 11 players, which is the only quality players we have at the moment.

Outs: Jones, Rojo, Mata, lingaard, Dalot, Sanchez.

First 11 : Hendo, Awb, 1CB needed, Maguire, 1 LB needed, Matic, Pogba, Bruno, Rashford, Martial, 1 Rf needed.

Thats 3 position up for grabs in first 11.

Second 11: Romero, Fosu, Lindeloff, Smalling, shaw, 1 defensive Mid needed, Fred, Mctominy, James, Greenwood, 2nd Chioce Rf needed.

Thats 2 position in second 11.

Now, i know there is no term as second 11 but that's very much needed for squad depth, rotation, covering injury, less important cup Games.

1 extra Gk, 1 5th choice Cb, 1 youth striker amd upcoming Midfielder for extra support.

This should be the lot Ole need to build before he thinks of settling us again back on our fcking Perch.


1.) 23 Jul 2020 06:55:48
Our bench quality is quite poor to be honest.
McT and Fred do not find forward passes often.
Lingard and Andreas are below average play makers. When given the chance, they haven't taken it as well.

My dream signings would be Alaba, Upamecano, Saul and Sancho.
All 4 would instantly make the first 11 much stronger.

2.) 23 Jul 2020 07:36:50
I think we’re 3 players away from having a first XI that can compete with the very best and 5 or 6 away from having a squad that can compete on all fronts.

Looking around the site, it seems Sancho, Saul and Koulibaly are all available for the right price this summer and whilst I doubt our finances would stretch far enough to pick up all 3, I’d be going all out for two of them if I were Ole.

Add in a couple of squad players like Grealish and Ake and we’d be laughing.

3.) 23 Jul 2020 07:42:33
People will honestly find any thing to moan about .
Your best players play if fit, especially this time of the season .
Do you think Leicester will be resting vardy?
Vvd if fit plays ronaldo plays messi etc.
Due to C.V. we are in an unprecedented situation.

4.) 23 Jul 2020 10:17:49
Anyone who thinks we are 3 players away from competing is deluded.

5.) 23 Jul 2020 10:24:33
Why in do people keep prioritising left back?

6.) 23 Jul 2020 11:40:33
RedWhiskey, if you watch Liverpool, their fullbacks have set an extraordinary standard.

Robertson and TAA bombard forward at every opportunity and add a different dimension to their attack.

Therefore I feel a player like Alaba would add a real threat to our attack from left back.

7.) 23 Jul 2020 12:22:33
Rovercocastic: We’ve shown on multiple occasions throughout this season that we’re capable of competing with the very best clubs in England over the course of 90 minutes. A draw with Liverpool and 3 wins against the defending champions should attest to this.

Given that we’ve already added Bruno to our squad since 4 of those 5 results, I think it’s fair to say that adding 3 more high quality players would allow us to compete consistently in matches against top sides.

As I said; if we’re talking about competing over the course of a season, we also need to improve the quality of our squad rather than just our first 11.



17 May 2020 09:24:35
Shan. Touched Man. Appriciated your work and thoughts.


1.) 18 May 2020 06:17:18
Cheers Rodio! Just trying to make a difference to someones life wherever and however possible. I know it isn't close to being enough to what is required but i know it will make me feel good if i am able to even save 1.




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04 May 2021 04:30:58
Our Window ( transfer) is damaged since years.




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14 Sep 2020 16:32:04
Earlier i was getting offended with repetitive use of Amature word, but finally, i will agree that this board is not only ameture but useless too.




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01 Aug 2020 16:10:53
James above Grealish is a no brainer considering quoted price.




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31 Jul 2020 13:59:06
I think our record is bad in multy deal. Presently all focus is on Sancho Deal. once is done or over. our board will think something else.




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29 Jul 2020 14:27:16
I will take Eje of QPR for creative side squad depth, Looks promising and will be good in rotation without demanding much bigger role.





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07 May 2021 06:05:51
Someone trying to be Mr Positive in all posts.




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07 May 2021 06:01:19
That was a lethargic performance. Its like players were in energy saving mode for upcoming fixtures.




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02 May 2021 09:57:40
It will be Draw. Because today, we will make sure, we do not loose to Our Arch Rivals and Gift title to another .
It can wait 1 more week.




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10 Oct 2020 06:31:49
Congratulations nto him.
Hope we can write this for footballing outfield performance as well. Regularly.




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01 Sep 2020 06:15:19
And Hope that we manage to sell Jones, Smalling, Rojo, Lingaard, Parrira, and if time permits Mata.