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10 May 2022 05:54:30
Hi ed002, I'm seeing a few links with a name I'm not familiar with, Borna Sosa, is there any interest from Manchester United?
Thanks for your time.


{Ed002's Note - Borna Sosa (LWB) Stuttgart have admitted that there has been an approach from Inter Milan to ask about his availability and know that Chelsea could turn to him, but he is not their preferred solution. Barcelona have him on a length list of LWB options.}

1.) 10 May 2022 17:51:58
Ed, didn't want to make a new post, since it's more random names, but have you heard anything on Ignacio? Portuguese media seem to be pushing United's name forward.

{Ed002's Note - Goncalo Inacio (CB) Newcastle have utilised a very high-end scout - an ex-PL player to look at the Sporting player. Sporting will not sell unless there is a huge offer.}

2.) 10 May 2022 20:23:33
Is it true he has a 45 million euro release clause?

{Ed002's Note - Assuming you mean Sosa, the TMS shows it as rather more complex than a simple fee.}

3.) 11 May 2022 00:37:18
I think he was asking about Ignacio. Supposedly the report is Ignacio has a 45m release clause.



05 Feb 2022 13:58:30
Any interest from Manchester United in the Barcelona defender Araujo, I've seen us linked a few times with him now?
Thanks for your time.


{Ed002's Note - There was a discussion a while ago - but there are very interested sides and Barcelona are undecided about a couple of things.}

1.) 06 Feb 2022 06:37:08

Would Utd be down the list of choices for the player, given that there are very interested sides in him.

Also, are Utd seem as an attractive club for players or they a club where you move for the money whislt possibly not furthering you career?

I hope that makes sense.


{Ed002's Note - Ronald Araujo (CB) Barcelona want to refresh their CBs in the summer and are looking for a long-term replacement for Pique and they know that Umtiti is not the solution they had hoped for - although he has taken a significant drop in wages to stay. This has them looking at Free Agents, with Andreas Christensen their preferred option but there remains a desire for a major buy at CB. They could use Ronald Araujo, who has yet to agree a new contract, as a part exchange option as they look for a solution to their various transfer needs and he is another of the players they could sell, having already spoken with Chelsea, knowing they have a potential CB problem with four Out of Contract in the summer, during discussions over several players. Manchester City offer an option and have spoken with Barcelona. I doubt he would be first choice for Chelsea or Manchester City. His agent has spoken with Manchester United who are expected to look to add a CB in the summer. Barcelona will push for a new contract but to date thatere has been no agreement.

The attraction of Manchester United as a club has drifted over recent years.}

2.) 06 Feb 2022 10:30:54
Thanks ED002.

Hope you have a good weekend.



05 Jul 2019 21:02:51
Hi ed002 hope you don't mind me asking but has the situation with Ddg changed since you last told us the club had messed him about with his contract?


{Ed002's Note - No, there is still no agreement on a new contract.}

1.) 05 Jul 2019 21:14:22
Thanks for the quick reply! 1 more question if that's OK, are there any clubs showing an interest in signing Ddg? Thanks for your time.

{Ed002's Note - If he becomes available there will be interest but timing is everything with PSG looking to someone else.}

2.) 05 Jul 2019 22:58:36
Donnnnnaninananrma from ac Milan?

{Ed002's Note - Right.}



17 Dec 2018 08:44:31
Good morning ed002
Have Utd shown any interest in defender Ozan Kabak?
Thanks for your time.


{Ed002's Note - Ozan Kabak is a young centre back who has signed a new contract with Galatasaray so any immediate move is unlikely - and to boost his value - but much is expected of Kabak and he has attracted scouts from Manchester City, RB Leipzig, Arsenal, Fortuna Dusseldorf, Manchester United and, in particular, Inter Milan whose interest (together with Manchester City) led to the new contract. Should stay where he is or look to Germany - otherwise he would be lost at any English side.}



28 Aug 2014 14:13:30
hey eds, a name I don't recall seeing mentioned on here, sorry if he has, is Antonio rudiger, do you know if we have any interest in signing him?cheers ed.


{Ed002's Note - There was interest a while back - I don't know if any remains.}




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19 Apr 2022 22:43:38
I understand all the posts tonight will be negative and rightly so, however I have a small positive as I'm desperate. well done hannibal mejbri, he showed more fight and spirit in 10 minutes than the whole squad have done all season, even after maguire gave him a hospital pass before their 4th goal he kept going and never gave in. Hopefully he will start Saturday.




25 Sep 2021 18:18:03
Just watching the Brentford, Liverpool game, very entertaining, Brentford not sitting back, having plenty of possession and playing lovely, attacking football as are Liverpool, I expect Liverpool to win but its great to see 2 teams going tooth and nail but with quality, both teams obviously very well drilled, we can dream.


1.) 25 Sep 2021 19:10:42
yep, sad isn't it? West Ham, Leicester, Wolves, Brighton, have all played some good football over the last few seaons. They haven't won anything but then neither have we, but they have been better to watch in large parts of the season.

I work with Wolves fan, Leicester fan and a W ham fan none of them would have Ole anywhere near them.



26 May 2021 23:44:09
Listening to Ole bumbling his way through that interview was making me cringe, 'we need to get better' and 'that's football' is all he ever says, now I'm listening to rashford talking it up, shame he didn't put that much effort on the pitch.


1.) 26 May 2021 23:51:14
Rashford always puts in effort. Plenty to criticise today, but let's not all lose our heads.

Someone below saying Rash wouldn't get in his Sunday league team. Don't be ridiculous. The kids knackered and been playing injured for months. Is he the best wide forward in the world, no, but he's still solid and has a place in this squad.

The manager is the biggest problem. Bring in someone who can train and improve players, give us an identity and style of play, and I think most of our first team would be sufficient.

2.) 27 May 2021 00:04:39
I’m sick and tired of hearing him try to deflect the blame by passing it off as “that’s just football. ” Just for once, I’d love it if he just came out and admitted that he got it wrong tonight when it came to game management. At least then there’d be a glimmer of hope that he understood his mistakes and might learn from them. It’s all well and good saying we need to be “better, ” but he clearly doesn’t know what that entails. The man has no plan B and no clue how to motivate his team or manage a game that’s not going to plan. Of course, I’d much prefer it if he just resigned. He’s taken us as far as he can and staying on longer just increases the chances of us slipping backward again.

3.) 27 May 2021 00:09:07
Some of the reaction on here is disgraceful. We lost, but we played well in the second half and should've won. Rashford was poor, Lindelof and Fred are probably not good enough at this level, De Gea has lost his zip. All true. Also Ole made some poor substitutions, especially Greenwood. But there has been progress. Look at Greenwood himself, Shaw, Wan Bissaka, Bruno, Cavani. All look like players belonging at the top level. Old deserves some credit for that too.

4.) 27 May 2021 00:36:52
How can you say we should have won when we only had 2 shots on target? I don’t remember their keeper making any amazing saves or any goal line clearances either. If anything, I thought they looked more likely to score a second than we did.

Perhaps Ole does deserves credit for Greenwood, but Cavani; A veteran striker who has scored hundreds of goals throughout his career and performed well at every club that he’s played for? I guess I’ll give you Shaw too. As for the others though, I actually think they’ve regressed since signing for United, although a big part of that may be down to how exhausted they all are due to Ole’s lack of rotation.

5.) 27 May 2021 00:40:41
He had taken us backwards. He took over a team that achieved 81 points the season before. Had been in 4 cup finals in the previous 3 seasons winning 3 many that's left have done well. Ole is not, never was and never will be a good manager imo. What credit does he deserve? Zip zilch zero. He never deserved the job and still doesn't.
Nice man trys his best was a good squad player here for many years scored a cl final winning goal but he is not at the required standard to be manager of Manchester United imo.

6.) 27 May 2021 00:52:09
donred a decent manager would of seen that and done something about it.

7.) 27 May 2021 00:53:02
DonRed, we've lost a European cup final. Playing well in the second half isn't good enough. People are fuming because we've been served up this crap all season. All the little "wins" like our away record, our comeback wins, some players playing well any other nonsense stat to make you feel warm and fuzzy means nothing.

The facts are at the end of his 3rd season in charge, the manager of Manchester United has not won a thing. Nothing but excuses made for the man and it's getting ridiculous at this stage.

He is a coward of a manager. Afraid to have any ambition because he doesn't want to fail. He thinks he can manage Man Utd for the foreseeable future by fooling people into thinking we're improving and it's worked on some.

Next season he will be sacked by Christmas. This charade has to end. I want to be able to dream again. As long as Ole is at the wheel we will win nothing of note.

You think the reaction is disgraceful? I think a Man Utd manager that concedes the title with 45 points left to play for disgraceful. I find the turgid football I watch week in week out to be disgraceful. I find the manager of Manchester United saying it's not about trophies, they're only for egos to be disgraceful. I find the manager of Man Utd settling for penalties in a final to be disgraceful. I could go on but I'm tired.

I'm gutted we didn't win. But this would have just been papering over the cracks. Next season he has nowhere to hide. He will have to show a pair and actually attempt to win the league next year. Full stadium with every eye watching him.

The reaction on here is perfectly reasonable.

8.) 27 May 2021 02:25:46
How we played good in the second half? They defended their lead and we had no idea how to break them down. I think we had 2 shoots on target and 3 corners for over 120 minutes. Imagine if we played bad!
Ole is a negative coach. He is the opposite of "United way" but he is a good seller so some people buy his story. He is a Championship level manager and yes i do believe this. I don't find difficult even me to choose my best eleven and play them. that's what Ole does and waits some moments of magic.
We all knew what Klopp trying to do from day one, Pep the same and even Tuchel (i don't rate that high) has a clear pattern. I would say Arsenal with Arteta ball too, although unsuccessfully. We are the only team with a nationals teams coach. Choose his best and tell them go and express yourselves. I really can do it myself, because that's the case.

9.) 27 May 2021 05:02:18

disgraceful as in getting knocked out of semi-finals and losing in finals?

As far as player improvements:

* I can agree on Shaw and Fred.

* Greenwood has always been doing what he is doing but his overall games has improved but is it down to Ole?

* Has Bissaka really improved - not really. He is a good 1v1 defender but has not improved going forward much and he gets caught out of position so many times as well.

* How did you even put Bruno and Cavani in there is beyond me? You are making it sound like Ole has discovered and nurtured them to be the players they are. In fact Ole is lucky and should be thankful for having them making an instant impact otherwise he would had been gone a long time ago.

Ole does deserve credit for steadying the ship but the job is beyond him and the club deserves better.

10.) 27 May 2021 06:51:44
Lets play i think Ole has steadied the ship so much that it is now anchored.

11.) 27 May 2021 07:24:00
United Addict I hope it's doesn't stay anchored for far too long.

12.) 27 May 2021 08:39:23
I've said all season OGS has gotten us as far as he can but himself and poor poor coaching stafff are incapable of guiding this bunch any further. Cavani- pure gutsy performance, mctom tried his hardest to drive on but noone else shone in a european final!
Granted villereal didn't lie down, why would they? But we weren't at the races. Not a kneejerk reaction but Ogs has got to step down and we must appoint a winner-.



20 May 2021 18:34:18
So with 2nd place secured how would you guys approach Sundays game? Rest every player who will start the final or pick some of them to try and maintain momentum and risk injuries?
I can see grant given a game in goal, Williams and telles full backs, mata and matic will probably start along with VDB and amad. No there's no way I'd be risking cavani, Bruno or greenwood so I hope we might see a couple of new faces, Mejbri and hugill are the 2 that come to mind.
As for the 2 Central defenders, I don't have much confidence in any of them but for the final I'd go lindelof and tuanzebe so Sunday maybe we could see will fish as well.


1.) 20 May 2021 18:58:30
A good shout.

The result against Wolves is meaningless as we have secured 2nd place. Resting A few players and giving debuts to some youngsters would be good.

2.) 20 May 2021 19:01:09
It's all about the rl final wiggy.
Not fussed who plays tbh.

3.) 20 May 2021 19:15:07
Give guys like amad, shoretire, Hannibal and elanga a proper run out.

4.) 20 May 2021 19:15:16
I agree Ken I think if we had won the last few games instead of losing 2 and the draw I would be tempted to keep that going into the final, obviously that hasn't happened so I'd rest all that will start.
Grant, telles, fish, bailly, Williams, matic, VDB, Mejbri, amad, Elanga, hugill.

5.) 20 May 2021 19:58:02
Since 2nd place is now nailed on, we should rest the XI that starts against Villareal.

A trophy for this group of players could be a stepping stone towards a winning mentality.

6.) 20 May 2021 20:39:01
Why do people scoff at this competition? Currently and for the last 8 years EL has been Manchester United level. In the last 4 years we have won it once now in a final lost 1 semi final. We will soon be threatening seville for the best EL club. If we were playing in the championship would supporters not want to win it because it too low a competition? Manchester United are not a competitive CL club and haven't been for 8 years. That's the truth it may not excite everybody especially those that are used to and aspire to be better. However Winning breeds winning. Only 3 years ago chelsea were in the final of EL this year they are in the CL final.
Lots disagree with me every year when I put the league Cup down as a legitimate target. Pep seems to agree with me. If your in the hunt for the big prizes in Feb and get the league cup in the cabinet in March it gives confidence for the run in, for the big comps imo.
Usually you enter 4 comps every year winning any of them is a good thing.
OK we got to play in 5 this season and the moment we were relegated to this comp it became a legitimate target. It may be 5th choice and if we win it itwill be the 1st time imo that anybody can say that ole has earned the right to have another go next season.
Based on what I've seen I don't think that is the right decision but I won't be able to argue that he hasn't earned the right.
This represents another opportunity to lose the winless manager tag.
For the players its also huge. You can't beat winning titles.
Have henderson awb shaw maguire lindelof bailly tuanzebe shaw fred mctom amad rash greenwood bruno James martial etc ever won a higher ranking trophy? I don't think any of them have. So while it may not be huge for some fans but its huge or at least it should be for these players and manager.

7.) 20 May 2021 20:47:43
Knock me down with a feather and call me Shirley I 100% agree with your whole post Ken. Stopped clocks and all that.

8.) 20 May 2021 23:09:07
I think the Fulham game was the dress rehearsal for the final. I can see hendo in goal and the fringe players given game time to improve their match sharpness.

mejbri elanga shoretire McNeil amad got to be given some game time.

9.) 21 May 2021 02:47:27
I think Utd should attempt to win evey match they play. Sometimes it may not be possible but winning is a good habit to have. It also makes teams scared to play you.

Yes coserve energy and don't risk players who are carrying injuries or are just physically tired but othetwise win and win well.



20 Jan 2021 19:53:01
Anyone watching the city villa game want to explain to me how city's 1st goal wasn't given offside?


{Ed047's Note - the Fergie factor 🤷‍♂️

1.) 20 Jan 2021 19:55:52
That goal shouldn't have stood.
It was an amazing game till then.

{Ed047's Note - some proper football from both sides

2.) 20 Jan 2021 21:12:31
Was explained clearly on BT Sport. As Mings delib played the ball an opponent coming back from an offside position is deemed eligible to carry on. Stupid law if you ask me because as in this case tonight the attacker is clearly having an impact on the way the defenders react when he is offside.

3.) 20 Jan 2021 22:24:47
It was the right decision, stupid law.

4.) 20 Jan 2021 22:58:17
Was a fantastic game City v Villa, both went for it. Shame a ridiculous decision decided it really.

5.) 20 Jan 2021 22:59:12
Ridiculous, isn't it? Hardly surprising though.




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02 Oct 2020 19:43:45
Wouldn't blame them if they rejected it, utd have messed them about and left them no time to find a replacement.




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29 Sep 2020 18:54:47
Sorry dazw I'm way past it now.




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29 Aug 2020 18:39:19
I'm sure ed002 said RK has asked the club to sign VDB and he's probably only a target for us if pogba leaves so I wouldn't get your hopes up.




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24 Aug 2020 20:46:51
Oh dear looks like we've got a couple of idiots trying to ruin the site for everyone else, if you don't like some of the comments or get easily upset or offended don't come on here, quite simple.


{Ed002's Note - It is fine, they can have their way. The post has been deleted and the Eds that seem so keen to post abuse about me on various sites will be answering your questions from now on.}



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07 Aug 2019 21:08:28
Not a clue, ed002 has said it's made all interested clubs back away.





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17 Dec 2021 09:32:53
Me and the other 4 members of my family are all at home with the new variant, we're in a position where none of us are old or vulnerable so we're lucky, I'm unvaccinated, my wife is double jabbed and our symptoms are the same, it's like a mild cold, you wouldn't know my kids had it, they have snotty noses.
Now this is just my opinion but without telling us I think they are waiting to see how many hospitalisations this causes as the signs from South Africa and here so far look positive from that point of view, surely if it is mild we can't keep cancelling and shutting everything down and I'm hoping this is what they are waiting to see, with the amount of cases surely they would of brought more restrictions in by now?
Anyway just my opinion, like Ken would like to hear others opinions.




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03 Dec 2021 08:23:25
i think its fair to say the left side of defence is a problem, Shaw is either up or down with his form, there's no consistency and Telles is decent going forwards but can't defend for toffee. there is a lad in the u23's who looks like he has a lot of potential, Fernandez, but again he's not ready just yet so maybe that will be an area Ralph looks to strengthen with Shaw or Telles maybe moving on.




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26 Nov 2021 11:37:36
from what I've seen of Mejbri in the reserves, Ralph will love his style of play and energy.




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25 Sep 2021 14:47:59
I think you've summed it up perfectly there Ed, I'd have Potter from Brighton any day over ole, his style of football is great to watch, I'd love to see if at old Trafford.


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15 Sep 2021 07:11:07
That is a pretty bad stat, I don't usually agree with anything Paul merson says but had to when he said 'if that was Man City playing with 10 men young boys wouldn't have got near the ball' solskjaers tactics last night were nothing short of terrible, with the squad we have we should of still taken control of that game but he set the team out to sit back and hold out which failed miserably.