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16 Feb 2018 17:58:21
On the Real Madrid pages its said that Madrid may be looking to let Asensio go in the Summer. Is he a player that United have looked at and will look to sign?


1.) 16 Feb 2018 19:25:15
In the last sharkpood Ed002 said MU were interested as an option for LW if I remember correctly.

I don't know if its still the case after signing Sanchez and Mou repeatedly saying he won't sign an attacking players even though you can't believe everything keeps saying.

2.) 16 Feb 2018 20:20:38
Its bale who we are after as a winger. I assume the interest has gone for Asensio.




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29 Dec 2017 14:49:40
Across various news outlets it has been reported that both Man Utd and Man City are to look at Samuel Umtiti from Barcelona given he has a release clause of 60m Euro.

I just wondered if any of the Eds know whether he is someone being looked at? Sure I've seen on here in the past to ignore release clauses as they don't apply or are misunderstood.


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17 Jun 2017 01:05:03
Eds rumours from Spain saying that Ronaldo wants to leave Real Madrid this summer and he has told Perez this.

Is this his usual negotiating for a new contract, an effect of the tax investigation or does he want to leave Madrid? With Jose mentioning a surprise, could this mean the return of Ronaldo?



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20 Aug 2015 12:39:24
I really don't get the critisism of Mata at the moment. I get that he's not the quickest but neither was Beckham, Figo, Zidane, Scholes and plenty of other great players. I'm not saying Mata is as good as any of these, but he's a good technically player with lots of intelligence. He was key in the good run last season against Spurs, Liverpool etc. in the position he's being played in now and appears popular with the other players.


1.) 20 Aug 2015 13:20:43
the difference being all those players you listed played in their natural positions ! i don't think people are 'hating' his ability as a player, just his ability as a winger in this formation

2.) 20 Aug 2015 13:27:06
No doubt that he is a very intelligent player. But in the PL the intelligence alone doesn't help. you need that energy and the pace to make it.
You play Mata in a La Liga and i am sure he would excel and be the best at what he does. But at United, he just doesn't cut it. He is all quality, true. But i believe there is a certain 20 year old Belgian that would be better. Nothing against Mata but this isn't the time for romanticism. Mata is a luxury.

You seen how many times he slows the counter attacks. He always cuts inside and makes the safe pass. And he is just way too intelligent for the teams own good when defending. He just doesn't seem to know when to just hoof it outfield.

I would play Januzaj, Young, Valencia before Mata on that wing.

Sorry but i just don't like the sound of MAta in the team sheet when playing against big defenders as they will just run right through him.

3.) 20 Aug 2015 13:29:22
It's not only that he is slow, he is also small, which is tough in the EPL, a more physical league. Very technical, quick mind, as you have said, but he does get pressed hard by the opposition when he receives the ball back to goal on the wing.

4.) 20 Aug 2015 14:10:23
I think Mata is fantastic and I would have him every week in the starting 11. For 2 seasons he was Chelsea's best player. I don't buy into this whole lack of willingness to defend which is why Jose got rid. I have seen him work very hard for the team, tracking back and being a body there. Yes at times he has left his runner but so do a lot of players in that position at times. There is also a lot of criticism on how we play and that we don't take risks going forward but Mata has played 2 passes this season which were world class. Assist for Januzaj and his through ball to Depay who just put the ball wide. I think the team is being built for the 3 behind the striker to have a lot of freedom and rotate between the 3 of them, which is what happened when he assisted Januzaj.

5.) 20 Aug 2015 14:36:45
I don't get the mata hating. he wasn't too small for epl when he was killing it for chelsea. i think playing together with depay and adnan is the best for mata (and united). if he has quick (and intelligent) runners ahead of him, he will flourish.

6.) 20 Aug 2015 15:00:00
We cannot have different measuring sticks for different players. let's not get into Mata being the player of the year for Chelsea. We can then say that for Rooney as well. What he has done in the past and so on.

but let's not get there.

Mata has been here what 18 months. hasn't exactly set the world alight. has he?
I would be very very happy if he could do what he was doing at chelsea. But as of now, i am not convinced.

7.) 20 Aug 2015 16:19:34
shan, like i said, if he has quick and intelligent runners ahead of him, he will flourish - like he did at chelsea. In the last 18 months, how many of these quick and intelligent runners did he have around him at united.

8.) 20 Aug 2015 17:43:14
Who did he have at Chelsea may I ask?




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18 Dec 2017 17:01:07
I don't think the team needs good additions, I think it's missing a couple of great/ world class additions. A lot of the squad (including those likely to leave) are good, but to overhaul a very good City team and compete in the later stages in Europe a higher calibre of player is needed.




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13 Dec 2017 17:14:46
Thanks Ed002.




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13 Dec 2017 16:48:40
Okay thanks Ed002. With the last one just wondered if the club looking to sign Milinković-Savic was dependent on players outgoing either by raising funds or to make room in the squad. Thanks for replying.


{Ed002's Note - I would try to avoid complicating anything with such things as x replaces y or when anything might happen.}



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13 Dec 2017 16:13:22
Hi Ed002 - is the other player Raiola is focused on Donnarumma at Milan? Saw something somewhere that he was looking into whether or not the contract signed in the Summer was forced into. Is there interest in Mikhitarian from any of the sides in Europe and would a January sale have any impact on the club looking to sign Sergej Milinković-Savic in January? Thanks for all the good information.


{Ed002's Note - (a) Unimportant. (b) See above. (c) I have no idea what your point is - why are you complicating matters?}



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18 Oct 2017 16:49:37
Whilst Mourinho's set up was undoubtedly to ensure that the team left Anfield without conceding, I was surprised at how little bite Liverpool actually had. Other than the De Gea save (and subsequent follow up by Salah) and the Can effort, I can't see recall too many chances. As the home team and one of the leagues most attacking managers and teams, the tactics to replace the front 3 and keep Henderson, Can and Winjaldum in place was strange. In that sense I think Klopp accepted the draw also.





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20 Apr 2018 13:30:08
I don't think Tuchel is all that tbh. His Dortmund team wasn't particularly great (Klopp's were better) and I cannot see him taking Arsenal from where they are now to title challengers.




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16 Mar 2018 17:22:46
I think anyone who plays Bayern will face a difficult couple of ties. Heynckes has got them playing well and very efficient. Since they changed managers earlier in the season the team appears to have regained its momentum and style. Their midfield is underrated with Thiago, Vidal and Tolisso all playing well. I think they might well be the dark horses in the competition and fully expect them to comfortably dispatch Sevilla home and away.




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02 Mar 2018 08:21:45
I think the biggest point was that both the Liverpool and Chelsea set up's were designed/ built around getting the best from Gerrard and Lampard. I think in Chelsea's case that was much to the detriment of Shevchenko, Torres and other strikers that weren't Drogba. Gerrard at Liverpool was in the main the reason the Xabi Alsonso was misused and never the player seen at Real and Bayern.

Scholes on the other hand dominated matches, had the ability and football brain to move positions on the pitch and adapt his game. All 3 were phenomenal players for their clubs, and each clubs fans would say their player was the best. Scholes for me was the best - again biased being a United fan. Scholes is appreciated more in Europe and by other world class midefielders.


{Ed001's Note - I think United fans need to remember, when they talk about Scholes being able to change positions making him better, that Gerrard was able to play far more roles than Scholes, so not sure how that applies. Scholes broke through as a forward, dropped back to attacking midfield and ended up a deep lying playmaker. Gerrard played as a centreback and right back initially, and did extremely well in the latter role as well. Then he moved to play right wing, with his best season, imo, coming on the right, before he moved inside to play off Torres. He also played as a central mid, deep lying playmaker and on the left (for England in particular) with varying degrees of success admittedly, but he played there. In fact the England staff used to move him wider because he was felt the best able of the 3 to adapt to different roles. So anyone suggesting Scholes ability to change positions makes him better should really think about it properly.}



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14 Feb 2018 14:26:47
I do agree with some parts of your OP Ken, I think the knee jerk reaction part (in my view) was with the post coinciding to a disappointing result against Newcastle.

I agree there are some players that need to pursue careers elsewhere - Smalling, Fellani (on the basis he looks unlikely to renew his contract) Zlatan, Darmian and maybe Blind, Rojo and Romero - the latter 3 more to get regular football.

I do think the squad is maybe 3/ 4 players away from being able to win the league and champions league especially when the young players like Gomes etc are considered. If in the summer the club sign a top class midfielder like a SMS, Weigel, Veratti, Jorgino to dovetail with Pogba and Matic, plus a CB and RB then think we're set.




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13 Feb 2018 13:35:04

Whilst some of the players you mention have been replaced by players now deemed not up to the standard of the previous ones some of it has not been for the want of trying. Some of the players mentioned are young and have massive potential - Martial for example. Ronaldo when he left was the Ballon D'or but when he signed was a talented but promising teen the same way that Shaw and Martial are.

I fully agree that the current team is not to the same standard as the one from 2007-2009, but at that point we were one of the best teams in Europe with one of the games all time greatest managers. Its a standard the club should aspire to reach again, but the club is showing the signs of trying to get there. Bar Tevez, from the players you mention above all were given the time to grow into the Club and become great players whether promoted from the youth system or bought in.

Modern day football is blighted by short termism. Yes we are behind City at the moment and the football being played is at best good but inconsistent and at worst disinteresting, but knee jerk reactions and chopping and changing everything might not prove any better.