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16 May 2022 12:53:37
Good afternoon Ed, I see Kanye is the latest CDM to be linked with us. He's a lot older than players we've been linked with but I feel he could do a great job for a few seasons at least.
Is there any interest from Utd, and would Chelsea be up for a transfer? Thanks in advance.


{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of any approach by Manchester United to Chelsea for Kanye but another side have asked after him. Chelsea would not stand in the way of a player who says he wants to leave.

1.) 17 May 2022 09:30:28
I hear he's off to West Ham.

2.) 17 May 2022 12:30:57
More chance of getting Kanye west than kante.

3.) 17 May 2022 14:18:18
Utd have the kardashians playing in defence so why not Kanye in Midfield? Maybe sign up Jay Z to play alongside him.

4.) 17 May 2022 18:21:43
Laugh it up you jokers.

5.) 19 May 2022 07:02:15
Woodward would have snapped Kanye up, over the hill galactico, massive social media presence and in the headlines constantly.



28 Apr 2022 11:30:58
Ed, I've seen a few reports suggesting Utd could be interested in Sebastian Haller. Is this an easy assumption due to him being an Ajax player or is he a genuine option if Utd are looking for a striker? He was very underwhelming at West Ham but is having a great season. Many thanks.


{Ed002's Note - Sebastian Haller (S) Inter are interested in the revived Haller - Ajax will resist a sale. I am not aware of any approach by Manchester United.}

1.) 28 Apr 2022 12:06:46
Thanks Ed.



25 Apr 2022 13:37:55
Would James Ward-Prowse be a Utd target this summer, Ed? Looks capable of making the step up and we could use a few new mids for sure.


{Ed002's Note - No.}

1.) 25 Apr 2022 15:29:23
Thank god for that! Why do people just shout our random names!

2.) 25 Apr 2022 16:27:01
What's random about it? I think it's a worthwhile suggestion. Manchester United have one of the weakest midfields in the PL.

3.) 25 Apr 2022 16:34:41
And Southamptons not much better! But I guess if we want to stay around mid table he would be a good shout but personally I think if he is level we are looking at, then some of our youngsters might as well be tried and save the money…. best start looking for TH replacement next year too if we are signing that calibre of player.

4.) 25 Apr 2022 18:06:54
If we only want big names then stick with Paul Pogba.

5.) 25 Apr 2022 18:30:52
Seriously UA your now suggesting Ward Prowse is where we want to be, I’m all for going for non superstars but is Ward Prowse ant better then some of our youngsters he reached his level and for me that’s just not good enough! Not sure Pogba is the yardstick to measure by, although he probably got more talent in one foot then ward Prowse it’s his attitude and application that’s away with the ferries, but come on Waed Prowse someone mentioned Tarowski too, we are doomed if that’s what we aiming at.

6.) 26 Apr 2022 10:31:14
Juicer, i am not advocating Ward Prosse rather commenting on your post calling him a random name. If Ward Prowse is a random name for you than that suggests you are only looking for superstars.



30 Mar 2022 13:12:21
Good to see the Sergej Milinkovic-Savic links surfacing again, we seem to be perpetually linked with him. Ed, what's he like as a player - is he a genuine target, assumably as a Rice alternative?


{Ed002's Note - Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (CM) Lazio had no intention of selling unless the player pushed for a move, but the reality of having 10 players out of contract in the summer means they are facing the reality of selling Milinkovic-Savic to help fund the changes they wish to make and to free up wages. It would take a huge offer of perhaps €80M to €100M to complete a sale. At that price the interested parties would want to include players in any deal if possible. Inter are effectively priced out of any move. Real Madrid's interest has moved on. PSG will almost certainly make an early offer after failing to sign midfield targets in recent windows. Manchester United provide an option. Juventus have other priorities but are keen. Not a Rice alternative = he plays CM.}

1.) 30 Mar 2022 13:35:53
Cheers Ed, very informative.

2.) 30 Mar 2022 19:08:29
SMS would be a Pogba replacement. A ‘no.8’ if you like. If we could get him and Neves for the price of a single Declan Rice, I’d go with that option to be honest. Neves deep, SMS box to box, Bruno at 10.



31 Dec 2021 12:55:12
Hi Ed, is there any interest in Douglas Luiz as a potential defensive mid? Seems to be doing a very good job at Villa and maybe wouldn't cost the earth.


{Ed002's Note - Not from Manchester United.}

1.) 31 Dec 2021 14:56:24
Cheers Ed!




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09 Apr 2022 11:54:05
Would love to see Rashy take his chance today and be able to put in a decent performance and maybe snatch a goal to boost his confidence. As much as a change might do him good next season we have so many other players leaving and I bet ten Hag would much prefer a happy Rashford at his disposal than having to budget for another signing.


1.) 09 Apr 2022 14:26:24
I would love to see Rashy shown the door ASAP
I did say 4 years ago he was awful and a one trick pony and got absolute pelters on here
Cash in now before his stock disintegrates totally.

2.) 09 Apr 2022 15:43:26
That's the problem. There's too many chances. 5 years ago Jose said rash will never be lead striker at united. Pogba is a C.V. Shaw doesn't use his head. 5 years later same story only you could add 6 more players to that list.

3.) 09 Apr 2022 15:47:43
Reality is there isn't one player in the squad who you can truly relate to as a genuine die-for-the-club United player and pray that they are in a United shirt at the start of next season. Each player provides one or more of a tactical challenge (even De Gea whose distribution is generally woeful and he can't sweep), a PR challenge (Pogba who can't wait to open his whinging mouth on international duty) or an ability challenge (Maguire, say no more) .

4.) 09 Apr 2022 16:33:59
Have been saying that for Rash forever now. He is useless and just plays because of his political connections now. I have been abused on here and called names but the truth is out now for all to see.

5.) 09 Apr 2022 18:51:03
It was tongue in cheek guys. But in all seriousness, I think we need a whole new back 4. Varane plays 50% of the time -
It’s not good enough to base a defence on.



25 Mar 2022 23:09:36
Maybe we’ll get to see Akanji up close against England on saturday? Seems a fitting audition.


1.) 26 Mar 2022 06:24:42
Never impressed me. Too lightweight for pl.

2.) 26 Mar 2022 08:39:12
Wouldnt judge anyone off of international football, its how we ended up with a £80m Fridge as captain.

3.) 26 Mar 2022 09:11:21
Pretty sure his stellar season with Leicester was what did that DSG? The price was ridiculous, but there were few complaints back then as I recall.

4.) 26 Mar 2022 09:39:37
Few complaints back then spenno you must have a crap memory.

5.) 26 Mar 2022 10:49:23
Spenno, here's a few posts I made before we signed Maguire:

26 Jul 2018 12:45:15
However, I don't rate Maguire all that highly, and certainly not enough to spend 50-65m on him. He is a solid mid to upper half of the table player. He is strong and he has a big head. However, his positioning and reading of the game is terrible and for someone so big and strong his headed clearances often don't clear the danger area. Maguire could work in a three man back line, but we would be left wide open if we played him in a traditional back four.

27 Jul 2018 10:04:54
Gds, if he signs I would be delighted to be wrong. If Maguire comes here and significantly improves us, I'd be surprised but very happy to be proved wrong on my opinion. If we wanted a CB who is PL proven and as good as Smalling or Jones why didn't we just sign Jonny Evans for £3m?

14 Jun 2019 18:54:32
I've said on here a few times that I'm really against the signing of Maguire. He's very good in both boxes at set pieces and is good enough on the ball but not much else in my opinion. The media have built him up as this fantastic defender off the back of a world cup where England didn't beat anyone of genuine quality despite getting to the semis and he played in a back 3 which helped cover some of his deficiencies.

The best sides would target him as he cannot deal with any type of quick movement around him. Coming out from the back with the ball is fine but the more I see of Maguire, the more I am convinced he is absolutely aimless when he runs with the ball and has no clue what his next pass will be.

02 Jul 2019 12:38:03
We MUST walk away from any deal for Maguire. I feel there is better out there for a lot less money. Short term Alderweireld would be a steal and immediately improve us. One other alongside Alderweireld but I believe Maguire would be a very expensive mistake.

14 Jul 2019 15:39:41
I'd be extremely disappointed if we sign Maguire. Even without looking at the financial side of a deal, in my opinion he isn't even as good as Lindelof. Of the attributes Maguire possesses the only clear improvement I could see him having on our defence is aerially in both a defensive and attacking sense.

If the club want to challenge for major honours, having Harry Maguire as your first choice centre back isn't the way to go about it for me and I really hope we see Dias or Milenkovic instead.

14 Jul 2019 20:00:39
I've commented quite a few times about how I do not want us to sign Maguire regardless of the fee. That's down to my opinion that he simply isn't that good and we could sign 10-15 CB who look like better options. However, if we sign him I hope he proves me entirely wrong and performs very well.

Signings don't always work out how we hope, I was very excited when we signed Falcao, Schneiderlin, Depay, Sanchez and Di Maria and all were/ have been brutal for us. So judging by how underwhelmed I feel about us signing Maguire, he's going to be incredible haha.

Some of those are dated from 2018 a whole year before we signed him, when we were first linked to him.

When he signed I hoped he'd step up, improve and round off his game. He hasn't, in fact I'd say he has regressed and gone backwards. When we signed him he was an average EPL centre back, currently he is a poor EPL CB.

The reality is there is little point sticking with Maguire. Realistically the best we can hope for him now is to recover his form and for him to return to being an average EPL CB with obvious flaws. He is not going to improve those weak areas of his game now. As such if at all possible I'd move him on, however, the reality is we will be suck with him as I can't imagine any side would even be prepared to take on his wages let alone pay any sort of fee for him.

6.) 26 Mar 2022 09:54:32
Spenno, I certainly complained back then, and I clearly remember not being the only dissenting voice.

He had a great season with Leicester, we looked to sign him and was told it would be 50m so walked away. He then had a decent season, but not great and we went back in and paid 80m.

As for Akanji, he's a decent player, but not a great one. He's the sort of player that if in the right system with the right set up he can be very good, but he doesn't have any outstanding qualities that make him a great option for any system. He isn't slow but then he isn't quick either, strong enough without being a beast, reads the game well enough, comfortable on the ball but no playmaker. He's a good solid second to play alongside a great CB and fill in the gaps as he can do most things well but isn't outstanding at anything.

In many respects he's much like Lindelof, good player but not great. Could be a good partner for a great player.

For that reason I'd give him a wide berth. We need a player who is capable of being great. Dream signing would be Josko Gvardiol from Leipzig. Young, great on the ball, quick and strong, mobile, good reading of the game and has a massive ceiling on his ability. Only 20 years old and could go on to become one of the best CB's of his generation. Also left footed and comfortable playing in a back four or a back three.

As the kind of defender who due to his outstanding qualities and potential he would suit either EtH or Pochettino.

Which as we don't know who will be our manager any signings that would suit any of the candidates should be strongly considered.

7.) 26 Mar 2022 09:57:51
What stellar Leicester season was this, they came 9th with 52 points in 2018/ 19, the next two seasons they finished higher in the league with more points after Maguire was sold.

Was mainly made to look good by having Jonny Evans as his partner who can actually read the game and be in the right position.

Also plenty of complaints at the time we signed him, this is definitely not a hindsight thing, Maguires just a really bad defender, always has been.

8.) 26 Mar 2022 11:59:05
Forget Mourinho, ten Hag, Poch et al, you lot should get the role on a job share basis!

9.) 26 Mar 2022 15:31:44
It all becomes clear, Shappy's master plan is to write so much that he can draw quotes like this from the past and look like mystic meg.

Just kidding Shappy.

Plenty on here did not want him, and many more felt sick at the price.

I don't think he has been as bad as everyone on here thinks, but for sure our back 4 has not had a good season at all. Changing personal every other game does not help that.

10.) 26 Mar 2022 15:51:36
Dodgy, I was always pretty clear that Maguire wouldn't have been my choice and I gave valid reasons why.

As it turns out I was right (I suppose even a broken clock is right twice a day) .

Has he been awful? Not really, on the whole he's been okay. Nowhere good enough at the price we paid for him, but a solid enough player.

The problem is we have been crying out for a world class CB.

For me the biggest problem was making him captain. It's difficult to leave out you're captain most weeks, while CB isn't a position you would look to chop and change that much ideally. You rarely bring on a CB during a game unless there is an injury or unless you are looking to shut up shop.

So our next manager is left with the options of taking the captaincy off of Maguire, dropping the captain, or having to play him.

For me the only way you can play Maguire and mitigate his weaknesses and still have a chance at playing to a high level consistently is to switch to a back three system.

However, in truth I don't think Maguire's ball playing abilities nor his stepping out into midfield is good enough to warrant such a shift in team shape and tactics.

You change the shape of a team to get the best out of a world class player, not to mitigate an average one.

11.) 26 Mar 2022 18:53:11
Lollll I said before he signed i would not support Maguire being at United as he wasnt good enough and I remember i got slatsd by posters that Maguire is the next big thing.

12.) 26 Mar 2022 20:19:18
Not by me Singh, I didn't think he was worth 50-65m in 2018 when we were first linked.

It go as far as saying had we signed him in 2018 for 50m that would have been a bad deal.

So signing him for 80m in 2019 can only be seen as a disastrous deal.

I wouldn't say he is any better than either Lindelof or Bailly (good at a few things, but both with flaws that cost the team goals) . And they both cost 30-35m with UAT (United Added Tax, that we seem to pay on all signings) .

13.) 27 Mar 2022 07:18:40
When you go around saying how rich you are as a club, are you surprised when people up the price.

14.) 27 Mar 2022 10:08:23
From, we have always paid a premium regardless what our CEO is saying.

Clubs aren't stupid, they know we are a wealthy club. Our accounts are published after all. They know what our turnover is, they know what our profit is and they know what our wage bill is.

Woodward making silly declarations was just him showing off and bigging up his own self-importance.



06 Feb 2022 11:34:29
Looking at the Utd side, I cannot but feel that the fullbacks are the weakest of any team above them, and probably a lot of the teams below them in the table.
City, Liverpool and Chelsea are completely different teams when the likes of James, Chilwell, TAA et al are missing. In today's game the roving fullback/ wingback is pivotal in a side's tactics.
I look at our options and am completely underwhelmed. Vitntage Shaw is a great player, but we haven't seen that for a while. And don't get me started on the right side. Utterly average. Yet these positions don't seem to be on the list of priorities.


1.) 06 Feb 2022 12:55:41
AWB is so awful.

2.) 06 Feb 2022 13:22:56
Spenno- you are correct but a lot of speculation linking us to Lampety and in recent weeks a very tall athletic looking lad from German league coming out of contract.

RR is no fool, he might not be the best manager long term but I would say he knows a thing or two about building teams and i'm sure he will have a short list for the new manager .

On top of this there's chat this week of AWB getting fined for phoning in sick instead of turning up to be checked by doctor at Carrington and problems with his timekeeping. who knows what's true but it wouldn't surprise me to learn AWB might also be another one of our egocentric "stars" who grace us with their presense a few times a month for 100k a week.

3.) 06 Feb 2022 13:37:28
BFBW, I'd be surprised if AWB has an attitude problem, from people I know who have a few links at Palace have all said he was a quiet, well mannered, laid back kid while at Palace.

If he has developed an ego he will have done so at our club as he didn't display one while at Palace.

The only criticism I have been told about him is he is possibly too laid back and needs a bit of a kick up the arse from time to time. Which would explain his poor timekeeping.

4.) 07 Feb 2022 13:57:57
Shappy, bad attitudes come in different forms. A can't be bothered dimwit like you describe AWB is just as bad as a rabble rouser such as Lingard is portrayed.



03 Jan 2022 12:48:54
When was the last time Utd signed a real unexpected bargain, a player under the radar no-one had ever heard of for a modest fee? Is being forced to pay double a player's worth simply the plight of any top club when the selling club knows they're flush?
Or is it more about scouting? How are dozens of scouts suggesting the likes of AWB and Sancho, who frankly anyone down the pub could do, while pretty much everyone else picks up bargains season after season? When's the last time we had a Cucurella or a Dennis?
Just food for thought. I prefer the idea of a few low-key signings who fit a plan rather than forking out on a big name personally.


1.) 03 Jan 2022 13:23:13
Varane was unexpected and a bargain.
Evra and Vidic before that.

2.) 03 Jan 2022 13:25:23
I would argue that Evra and Vidic were low-key purchases, started off badly then became regulars.

3.) 03 Jan 2022 13:44:18
I'd say only Vidic was largely unheard of at the time of his signing and an absolute steal, given what he went on to achieve with us.

4.) 03 Jan 2022 14:13:19
Spenno, I think there are two main things that limit our ability to pick up an unheralded bargain signing.

The first is our name and status as a club. A mid-table club in a European league might be prepared to accept 15m from another mid-table side in what is considered a better league. But will they accept 15m from a UCL side with ambitions to win the league? Of course not. It also doesn't help when you're CEO is shouting about how rich we are at every opportunity. That means we will always pay 20-50% more for the same player as any "smaller" side.

How many times have we seen a player linked to United for 35m only for him to sign for someone else for 20m.

The second and probably more prominent point is that simply the step up from those lesser known, lower standard leagues to the top of the EPL for a side with the global appeal of Manchester United requires players to make a massive jump.

The media scrutiny, the tougher games and against sides that always see your team as a scalp, make that step up huge.

We have often seen us sign players like Djemba-Djemba, Kleberson, Bellion, Bebe, Chicharito, etc in these cheaper deals. But more often than not those players struggle to step up and adapt under the glare of playing at Old Trafford with over a billion views around the world.

We do make those sort of signings, it's just rarer for them to pay off due to the sheer level they need to step up and the pressure that comes with playing for United.

Playing for Manchester United is the equivalent of being a director at a fortune 500 company. Hiring the work placement intern for that role will rarely pay off. Simply put they need to work their way up to that position.

Very few players have the skill and the required mentality to go from 0-100mph playing for Manchester United.

They need to finish their apprenticeship first, hone their skills, develop their mentality, then test that at various levels before going to the top.

5.) 03 Jan 2022 14:34:06
I think poor old Bebe's fate was sealed when Fergie declared him potentially the best player in the world.

6.) 03 Jan 2022 20:47:11
I think the last of those signings was Javier Hernandez in 2010. A player not many had heard about before the WC. Wasn't world-class but I thought he was an excellent signing and served his purpose as an impact sub.

I suppose only Bruno stands out as a bang for buck signing followed by Sergio Romero who was an excellent stand-in for De Gea.



20 Dec 2021 13:07:13
Neville reckons TAA and AR could be the best Premier League fullback pairing ever. Bold claim and I'm not disputing it as they're both highly effective, even if I'm not keen on either. Both have a nasty tackle in them.
But it got me thinking. When is the last time Utd had a truly great fullback, let alone one on each side at the same time? Ours are so lame and I reckon at least 4-5 sides have better options.
With these positions crucial in today's game, I hope they are both areas being looked at, but there never seems to be much talk of them.


1.) 20 Dec 2021 13:32:44
Evra was the last top class full back we had. While Dennis Irwin is and will always be the best full back in EPL history period.

2.) 20 Dec 2021 13:43:19
Good old Dennis Irwin. Handy at freekicks to say the least. I was expecting a bit more from Telles on this front as he came with a bit of a reputation for being involved in so many goals for his previous club.
Cancelo is the best for me at present.

3.) 20 Dec 2021 13:47:34
God, the flack Evra used to get on this site! Irwin was world class. So was Ashley Cole.

4.) 20 Dec 2021 14:30:54
Yeah Ashley Cole in his prime was a great full back and one of the only ones i've seen who got the better of Ronaldo on a consistent basis.

5.) 20 Dec 2021 14:44:38
Patrick, Evra tended to get flack in this site in his final couple seasons when he started to decline and was capable of what he was at his peak.

Evra between the ages of 26-30 was world class and could have got into any team in the world.

Irwin was class and it's such a shame that the younger fans won't fully appreciate just how good he was. Defensively he locked down his flank. While his crossing and free kick ability is second only to Beckham at our club in the EPL era.

Absolutely phenomenal player.

{Ed014's Note - but not as good as Ashley Cole, period!

6.) 20 Dec 2021 14:55:40
Ed014, not as good as Ashley Cole, but Cole in my opinion was the only LB better than Evra at his peak.

7.) 20 Dec 2021 15:19:39
What age where you when irwin was at his peak with us shappy? About 6?
Those younger fans like yourself missed a lot?.

8.) 20 Dec 2021 16:11:02
Looking back on it Young and Valencia did admirable jobs filling in as full backs under mourinho between 2016-2018 and Shaw has had some good spells like last season.

9.) 20 Dec 2021 16:13:31
I was 8/ 9 years old as Denis was in 29/ 30. He was the first footballer I used to impersonate on the play ground and my first footballing hero. And why I spent most of my youth playing at LB despite being right footed.

It would have been great to see him at his peak while I was older to truly be able to appreciate him. But then I think there is a special kind of magic you only get from watching players as a kid, that hero worship element.

10.) 20 Dec 2021 16:22:21
I'm a little surprised no one has mentioned Neville. Personally I think he was a model pro and he rarely let us down. But in truth you could always name 3 or 4 right backs at any point in his career that was better than Neville. Never in the Cafu/ Lahm class of full back.

That said I'd have still thought Neville might get a mention.

11.) 20 Dec 2021 16:25:09
No comparison between Cole and Irwin, Irwin was well ahead in all departments.

{Ed014's Note - apart from being the best left back in the Prem era! ?‍♂️?

12.) 20 Dec 2021 18:02:12
Funnily enough I first got into the side around 83 just as Irwin got into the team, but it was a certain Danish left-winger named Jesper Olsen the club had signed from Ajax I used to try to emulate.

For me Gary Neville was a completely average player, but he had so many other the other skills so many modern day players are lacking, like desire, motivation, effort. Right at the top on those and maybe that's enough as we had a few of those in that team.

13.) 20 Dec 2021 19:48:24
Irwin everyday over Ashley Cole.

{Ed014's Note - ???

14.) 20 Dec 2021 19:52:47
Irwin, was fantastic.
I'm man United through an through but alexander Arnold 8s by far the best full back about.
Chelsea defenders are getting to the same stage.
Reese James especially.
I can't remember our last great full back.
Telles is a great goal scorer, yet so far has just shown glimpses.
We need to stick with telles and dalot.
As atm they are are only outlet who threaten attack minded.

15.) 20 Dec 2021 20:15:40
Both Liverpool fullbacks, as well as Cancelo and Reece James are doing amazing things at the moment. Chilwell is pretty good too.
Personally, I like James the most right now, i'd love to see him at Utd (I know it won't happen) .

16.) 20 Dec 2021 20:35:06
Spenno irwin didn't sign till 1990.
Jesper Olson was about 8 years before him.

17.) 20 Dec 2021 23:45:05
Showing my age Ken! Looking at some geeky pages at the time of Olsen it looks like the fullbacks were Clayton Blackmore who I remember well and Mike Duxbury (name is familiar but can't remember more of him) . Also supposedly the great Arnold Muhren signed in 84, can't remember him being there at all but I would have had no idea who he was back then.

18.) 21 Dec 2021 09:12:02
I can’t believe no one has mentioned Colin Gibson, the king of LBs. Or if I’m serious for a minute, Arthur’s Albiston, a Fb ahead of his time.

19.) 21 Dec 2021 09:42:50
Gabriel Heinze!

20.) 21 Dec 2021 11:10:31
mbd, I loved Heinze, but he was never a top class LB. He seemed like one of those players who gets caught between two positions. Not quite good enough in the air to be a CB in the EPL and not quite good enough/ quick enough to be a full back.

Similar to Daley Blind and maybe Lindelof.

Ultimately I think Lindelof, Blind and Heinze would have been/ are best suited to playing as one of the wider CB's in a back three.

21.) 21 Dec 2021 12:12:39
Olsen still United's best ever signing in my opinion. Like Spenno I tried to imitate him in style both on and off the field, the haircut was the closest I ever got.

22.) 21 Dec 2021 21:08:34
Get out of here with that nonsense ed014 ??.

{Ed014's Note - ok dreamer ??




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26 May 2022 08:02:24
I think it would be easy to get carried away with these fantasies of selling half the squad. We'll need at least 4-5 players capable of playing CB against top teams so imagine we'll be stuck with Lindelof/ Maguire/ Varane for the coming season at least.




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24 May 2022 09:59:17
If Erik reckons he's up to what he needs then that's good enough for me.




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23 May 2022 21:28:10
But Shappy says he’s not good enough!




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21 May 2022 17:11:57
Zeki Celik an option at RB?




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21 May 2022 17:08:44
Jones never came close to fulfilling the potential his early performances at Blackburn (ironically as a young defensive mid) suggested he would.

A Fergie fave for sure but with no pace and the turning curve of a Sherman tank he's clearly not got a future at OT. I actually thought he was pretty decent when he started that rare game a few months ago and expected to see him used a bit more.

I'm sure that he could still do a decent job in the Prem, but anyone would be nuts not to insist on a pay per play basis which I feel will be the sticking point as he's been able to earn a huge amount without contributing.





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25 May 2022 23:52:39
One of them is on the verge GDS2. Apparently.




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25 May 2022 19:20:54
I think two mids is more likely than two CBs, and although CL isn't a necessity for lots of players I think Nunez will be looking for it. But far more than any player we've been linked with I would love to see de Jong come in. This orchestra needs a conductor. At the minute it's a litter tray with 11 turds floating around inside it.




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25 May 2022 08:07:48
I'm pretty sure anyone with half a brain can assume that players aren't just picked because of their names, it's what they do in training in the lead up to the game that dictates whether they play or not.




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23 May 2022 10:53:30
Lol of course they've been speaking for months. For all Ralph's straight talking throughout, this bizarre pretence that they hadn't met or even communicated was strange.




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23 May 2022 08:50:31
He also mentioned that 10 of the 11 players who started will be at the club next season, which I imagine will disappoint a fair few people. Cavani was the 11th, meaning the likes of Dalot, Fred, Telles, Maguire et al aren't going anywhere. Not a surprise to be frank, we need some players I guess!