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18 May 2019 08:44:45
Ed I was wondering if you could provide an update on our alleged interest in De Ligt? Mixed reports with some saying he would take a Champions League hit for a season to become the face of our rebuild.

Fresh!

{Ed004's Note - I would be disappointed if we were not interested but I think he is Barcelona bound}


1.) 18 May 2019 09:24:21
Ed, Is he that good? If we were going for a young defender, don't you think Milenkovic, Dias or Skrinar would be best? .

{Ed004's Note - I dont think Skriniar is good enough on the ball for what he would cost. Milenkovic seems a good and realistic target. I havent seen enough of Ruben Dias but I worry that from what ive seen hes more suited to right cb which is where Lindelof (especially), Smalling and Bailly prefer playing. Ideally we would sign one of De Ligt, Koulibaly or Romanagli but that will be hard to accomplish}


2.) 18 May 2019 10:50:59
Koulibaly will be the one for me and i think he would have the same type of effect as Van Dijk. I think De ligt will be more suited to City or Barcelona and i don't know much about Romanagli.


3.) 18 May 2019 11:07:36
Both Koulibailly and Romagnoli are on my list of players I hope we sign this year.


4.) 18 May 2019 12:22:13
Giggsy they would be my two choices as well, both would add steel to our defence. KK is said to be happy where he is though.


5.) 19 May 2019 10:43:34
I’d love to have De Ligt he’s unbelievable. I watched one of their games when I went to Amsterdam and Ajax were so comfortable with him at the back they all went forward and he stayed back on his own. He drills players when needed and if anyone saw they’re celebration just look at his speech. The kid for me is the full package and I’d take him in a heartbeat.


6.) 20 May 2019 09:25:44
Agreed Gazza. He has all the attributes to be the first choice CB for the next 10 years. The only negative is his agent being Raiola.


 

 

17 May 2019 18:53:50
Wonder what the future holds for Ronaldo now Allegri is leaving?

Pogba for Ronaldo swap anyone? 🙈.

Fresh!

1.) 17 May 2019 19:09:46
Not a chance.


2.) 17 May 2019 19:29:39
Still clinging on to your man crush Fresh 😀.


3.) 17 May 2019 20:27:41
Absolutely 😂 need a winner in this squad somewhere!


4.) 17 May 2019 20:28:08
Experienced, very professional, knows the club, the language. Tempting.


5.) 17 May 2019 20:35:33
Sell rashford, Lukaku and Martiql and Ronaldo will score the same amounts goals as all of them combined but i think if we weree going to go for him then we shouldve gone for him instead of Sanchez.

Its too late now and he is getting on a bit! .


6.) 17 May 2019 21:39:01
He needs to win the europa cup for the full set😂.


7.) 18 May 2019 12:01:12
People don't get sarcasm.


8.) 19 May 2019 06:56:17
I've found it hard to convey sarcasm in text mort, people just assume you must be an idiot! 😂.


 

 

06 May 2019 13:30:05
Ed,

What is the likelihood of Martial leaving this summer? I'd like to see the back of him if I'm honest, although his new contract must have a massive wage which will make impossible to get rid of.

Fresh!

{Ed002's Note - I have no way of measuring likelihood but it might be difficult to find a buyer as the club are likely to ask a significant fee. He has been offered to one side who rejected the idea without even asking about a fee.}


1.) 06 May 2019 13:57:51
Given rashford and lukakus struggles up front on their own this season, i think we will see martial tried up front next season.

Obviously has to improve on his work rate but plenty there for Solskjaer to work with.

Plenty at the club that should be out of the door before him such as the chuckle brothers or the professional dog breeder.


2.) 06 May 2019 16:12:26
Dunno why they keep offering dross 4 or 5 year deals, and over price the contract so they can't move elsewhere.


3.) 06 May 2019 16:14:31
Based on what DSG. What's the reluctance to sell Martial based on?


4.) 06 May 2019 16:46:27
Mort, he is the best finisher at the club and has the best goal per 90 min ratio out of all our forwards.

With a team that seems to find goalscoring extremely difficult i don't think we should be getting rid of a goalscorer.


5.) 06 May 2019 16:48:36
Also lukaku and the dog walker should be out before martial. Especially the dog walker he has done absolutely nothing at this club.


6.) 06 May 2019 17:09:48
I have a feeling we get rid of Pogba and Sanchez might come good. The issue with sanchez was that we had two big egos in one team but atleast Sanchez works hard but just hasn't work3d well for him where as Pogba is just a lazy man and wants things on a plate for him.


7.) 06 May 2019 18:02:54
He puts in zero effort though and is still sulking about a shirt number. No good being able to finish if you can't be arsed to get in position.


8.) 06 May 2019 18:10:03
sanchez has been tried in numerous positions, last january martial and rashford were moved out of that left wing position to accommodate him when they were playing well there.

He sods off to chile evey chance he gets when he is “injured”. Also He is the highest paid player at the club, seems like he's the one who has had everything on a plate for him.

But just because he runs around like a headless chicken without the ball he gets a free pass.

Getting rid of him would solve a lot of our issues.


9.) 06 May 2019 19:35:37
Name one thing that lukaku is poor at. Apart from his touch, workrate, heading, movement and finishing, name one thing, DSG.

{Ed025's Note - love it sepp..


10.) 06 May 2019 20:24:56
Who's giving Sanchez a free pass? He'd be first out the door for me. If I was running the club I'd pay up his contract and bounce him out.


11.) 07 May 2019 11:14:33
While it’s hard to know the real story, as all we get are media reports, various sources seem to suggest that Pogba is the root of a lot of attitude problems in the dressing room, due to his dominant personality, use of self-promotion and less than committed attitude:

Rashford

Lingard

Martial

Perhaps these players might improve if Pogba (the “virus”, according to Jose) goes.


12.) 07 May 2019 16:46:24
Wallace, I can see how those all might be connected.

I am also starting to see rashford attitude change too.


13.) 07 May 2019 20:34:10
Sanchez is an absolute loaner. Doesn’t buy into the culture of any club. Extremely selfish. No interest in anyone or thing but himself. That was the words of Arsenal legend Bob Wilson my mates Godfather. John is also quite an in the know sports journalist.


14.) 10 May 2019 21:43:16
Out Pogba, buy Declan Rice.


 

 

21 Apr 2019 11:48:55
Is there any interest in Lula Jovic from United Ed?

Fresh!

{Ed002's Note - No, and I really don't want any random names thrown up.}


1.) 21 Apr 2019 17:54:20
How about 11 or 13 players all together. Absolutely shambolic against Everton. Cleary 5 or 6 players not interested in playing for our club. If de gea and pogba want to go. Let them. There are players out there as good if not better. still a mistake in my opinion appointing Ole, until we know where he could have taken this season. We need a major overhaul throughout the squad. get rid of the players who don't care . Stop Woodward being a commercial whore. At this rate the producers of cheese triangles would not want our name on their product.
Embarrassing simply embarrassing.


2.) 21 Apr 2019 19:28:20
Right, but at the moment they are still raking in millions a year, while this is possible with this squad or set up, they won't change. and why would they

Spend silly money on silly players to maximise revenue, where United finish is of no interest to them, until it starts to affect the bottom line, at the moment it isn't, so Woodward gets to carry on, bringing in sponsors, some really laughable sponsors and the Glazers rake it in.

They are superb businessmen and you cannot fault them for that.
But they are in the business to make money and that doesn't come from attendance at games. and you can't blame them for that. we can't say they haven't renivested, as they have spent millions on players. just not the right players for the right reasons.

They are not sports people, they are buying companies, reaping as much as they can, then getting rid.

If United fans want a glimpse of the future, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, guys.


3.) 21 Apr 2019 21:31:53
Are they superb businessmen?


4.) 21 Apr 2019 22:07:39
Olly Gonner has no idea of how to coach. No idea of tactics. No ideas at all, it seems. Get rid. Rubbish.


5.) 21 Apr 2019 22:18:46
It's hard to see how they're going to get out of this now. We have a very high payroll and are up against FFP regulations, we have a number of players who are unsellable because of their high wages. We are not going to be in the Champions League, and there's no reason to think next season will be any better whatever happens in the transfer market. We have not progressed at all in 5 years.

Are they good businessmen? They were certainly lucky. SAF could have left 10 years earlier and the success could have dried up leaving the debt un-repayable. They could not have known for sure how lucrative the TV rights might become or the revenue from sponsorships. Right now we may be looking at the moment they have maxed out from a financial perspective. Meanwhile Spurs made £120m on 60% of the revenues, while City and Liverpool are purring. It's been clear for years, the top players and managers are not impressed by United, and regard the structure as irredeemable. That's why Ole is the manager. No one else wanted the job. That's why we don't have a DOF. And that's why the best players are not coming to OT.

The day Woodward leaves is the day we might start to get our club back.


6.) 21 Apr 2019 22:25:32
Absolutely Mort.

Bought a team, leveraged it, so they spent very little of their own money and are raking in millions per year and when they sell will probably make a couple billion in profit.

I think that qualifies as pretty good business acumen.


7.) 21 Apr 2019 22:42:18
I still back Ole if the players aren't playing because a fourth place weakens their argument about moving on I say drop them. Let them sit and watch those who want to play for the shirt not just for the money.


8.) 24 Apr 2019 21:58:13
Watching the derby. pogba is an absolute disgrace. I hope we get rid of him. strolls around like a prancing hoss.
It's still Jose, s team, we run like maniacs for 20 mins, don't score then run out of ideas. hope Woodward shows some balls in the transfer window.
We should be 3rd by now 6 points clear of fourth.
Unreal as to what is happening at this club
. I'll give ole untill Christmas.
Then on we go in our search for yet another manager unless of course he has the balls to stand up to these so called superstars we have, and tells them to eff off out of the club. we are sinking faster than the titanic.


 

 

14 Apr 2019 16:10:17
Apologies if you have given your opinion before Ed002, but with your vast footballing brain I was wondering if you'd give your thoughts on what United need on the pitch for next season.

Thanks in advance.

Fresh!

{Ed002's Note - (a) Suitable younger players to address those leaving:
David De Gea (G) wants out - but the club may block it
Antonio Valencia (RB)
Matteo Darmian (RB/LB)
Marcos Rojo (LB/CB) not wanted
Ander Herrera (CM) wants more game time but club wants him to stay - will go to PSG
Paul Pogba (CM) wants out - but the club may block it
Juan Mata (RM/RW)
Alexis Sanchez (LW/F) there is no clear route to end the relationship

The club are looking at some fairly high-end and expensive players and will look to some of the emerging players at the club as well. The problem will be others looking at the same players and with several high-profile and well positioned (financially) sides looking at major rework, it will be even more difficult than usual. The club are likely to need a RB (e.g. Aaron Wan-Bissaka), CB (e.g. Milenkovic), CM (e.g. Rodrigo Hernandez), CM/AM (e.g Bruno Fernandes), RW/F (e.g. Douglas Costa) plus possibly a GK.}


1.) 14 Apr 2019 17:17:12
Ed would the club be open to a termination if there's no route out or would it be more likely pay most of his wage if they can find a interested party?

{Ed002's Note - No, that is not an option.}


2.) 14 Apr 2019 18:06:34
Thanks ed great info as always. Much appreciated.


3.) 14 Apr 2019 18:29:15
Fantastic Ed thank you.

Are the names you mentioned the most likely targets for each position?

{Ed002's Note - They are examples of players the club are interested in.}


4.) 14 Apr 2019 18:29:49
Thank you Ed.


5.) 14 Apr 2019 18:49:12
Looks like it could be a tough summer for the club with our two best players wanting out and the club finding it difficult to get rid of sanchez.

Couple that with bayern, real and Barcelona all looking to rebuild we very much could be picking from their leftovers.

I am sure all the posters on this site will take it in their stride and not go overboard lol.


6.) 14 Apr 2019 21:10:47
Ed don't worry about the Felix question. i just ch3cked on the european pages that he is most likely heading to Juve or Madrid and our interest is in Fernandes.


7.) 14 Apr 2019 21:08:22
Ed, Do we still hold interest in Felix or is he more likely to be heading towards Juve or another club?

{Ed002's Note - Yes there is an interest in him as an option but he is very expensive and there is serious interest from elsewhere.}


8.) 14 Apr 2019 21:27:37
I'd let the lot go. De Gea and Pogba have been as bad as they've been good this season.

I'm just not convinced the players we are targeting are good enough with exception of Wan Bissaka.

And based on the recent signings I have little confidence they will make the correct decisions.

I would rather see us give the youth a chance and supplement with top draw EPL players plus Saul.


9.) 14 Apr 2019 22:02:30
Ed who do you think would be the better option out of Felix or Fernandes as they both seem to be very expensive.

{Ed002's Note - I am not in a position to compare them.}


10.) 14 Apr 2019 22:40:25
Okay, Thanks Ed.


11.) 14 Apr 2019 23:04:04
Felix is extremely talented for a kid but still raw. His comparison is Kaka

Fernandes is likened to Frank Lampard. I think he be more ready than Felix. If Pogba goes I think we will push really hard for him.

Personally I rather we go someone like Eriksen if we going to spend a large sum. I wouldn't mind James Maddison either but I don't think he be coming straight away and starting.

Think it time to buy within the league again. All teams in Europe are demanding large money for their players. I rather we went back to buying proven players in the Premier League. It also weaken the other teams doing this.


12.) 15 Apr 2019 07:36:37
"The club are looking at some fairly high-end and expensive players and will look to some of the emerging players at the club as well"
- This has got me really excited.
I hope the sharkapod will be out this week.


13.) 15 Apr 2019 12:10:31
de gea is the only player that i would be fuming about if we sold but players come and go. as long as we get decent money to re invest.


Herrera wants more game time yet has played loads. game time is earnt not demanded.


14.) 15 Apr 2019 12:43:27
ed, do you know the reasons why dave wants out? be daft if we were to stop it, he can go for free next summer.

{Ed002's Note - The club won't give him what he wants to stay.}


15.) 15 Apr 2019 13:47:05
Thanks ed. hopefully this one can get sorted and he renews.


16.) 15 Apr 2019 16:18:14
Ed 002 thank you for the update hope you are well.
Of the 8 players you listed obviouslythe 3 out of contract will go on the summer unless they are renewed.
Is it possible or viable to shift them all in 1 window and replace them? Not withstanding the need it is a lot of churn.
Between 6 and 8 out would be my ideal but i didn't think it could happen that quickly. They wouldn't do it for the previous manager.
I suppose 4 or 5 new signings in complemented with a 2 or 3 youth promotions is possible a big ask in 1 window.

{Ed002's Note - As I said the club can block a couple from leaving - that leaves them with players who are unhappy at the club which is never good. Mata is getting older and wants playing time. It is not out of the question they will all go, but not all need replacing.}


17.) 15 Apr 2019 16:30:13
Thanks ed002
A significant clearout would be good imo.
If players want out i'm a firm believer in letting them go, as long as we can identify and procure good replacements.
An unhappy player can cause a lot of damage to squad morale and unity.
As well as the humane perspective.


18.) 15 Apr 2019 19:16:10
Some of those that are on that list barely play and contribute little when they do play so wouldn't really be missed. We can fill spaces for Valencia, rojo and Mata from the academy. Players like Herrera would need replacing.


19.) 16 Apr 2019 11:58:08
I think a wholesale cleariut is needed to sort out the haphazard transfers of recent years and to reset the wage structures obviously skewed by Sanchez maybe worst decision in recent years

Bring in youngsters who have the tight mentality and build up again

Pogba De Gea etc can go if they are becoming mercenary about wages.


20.) 16 Apr 2019 15:09:37
Maybe it's time to see how good are our young players on the fringe of the squad. I know you don't win anything with kids but they can't be worse than some of the bang average players we are hoping will move on.


21.) 16 Apr 2019 18:43:32
3-4 top quality players and supplement the rest of the squad with youth. Garner, Chong, Gomes and greenwood were superb last night for the 23s. Those 4 deserve more minutes and I’d rather them play ahead of some of the experienced players we have here who are just picking up a very hefty pay packet.


22.) 16 Apr 2019 21:09:14
Just promise me someone. That Ashley Young will be gone come the new season. You can not dilly dally on the ball against world class players like Barcelona have.
Felt sorry for Dave the save . He has saved us so many times. Want this season over with now .


23.) 17 Apr 2019 09:06:29
It’s surprising, while in one aspect I am happy that the club won’t pay silly money for someone to stay they’ve been happy enough to pay silly money on players that have not deserved it, yet with the best Gk around they won’t break k the bank to keep him, baffling, is this a case of they won’t give him what he wants full stop Ed or with the wages issue at the club they just can’t? Would like to think we are moving away from silly wages despite how I’d like him to stay on.

{Ed002's Note - The club has to be financially responsible with the wages.}


 

 

 

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18 Jul 2019 08:21:24
Feeling quite positive about the new season.

Looks as though Ole will favour a 4-3-3 with pace in attack. Rashford will clearly be number 9, Dan James has looked impressive on both sides so far and then you've got Martial and Greenwood as other versatile forwards. I'd like to see another come in to replace Lukaku who does not fit this system at all.

Pogba and Mata/ Pereira ahead of McTominay/ Matic could be a well balanced midfield, although would prefer Bruno Fernandes to partner Pogba.

Having a natural right back makes a huge difference and AWB has looked good in the game and a half he's had so far. Reducing the reliance on the left hand side will make us a far more balanced attacking force.

Lastly I hope we get Lindelöf a partner and DDG signs a new deal and gets back to his best.

Onwards and upwards and enjoying the ride as always!

Fresh!

1.) 18 Jul 2019 09:04:54
Based on 180 minutes of training sessions against non league teams, Fresh. Getting carried away are we?


2.) 18 Jul 2019 09:38:45
I hbe seen 4-2-3-1 in each half. More in that Leeds managed to get in center attacking positions more which exploits our need of proper defensive midfielder cover. Any good team would have scored from there. So being optimistic is good but still squad need that last puzzel solved to cover Matic position, if a Kulibaly frame defender is not signed.


3.) 18 Jul 2019 09:43:22
Massively UA, seen loads of memes of other fans taking the mickey for beating leeds reserves. It's getting embarrassing now.


4.) 18 Jul 2019 09:49:17
UA, this place has less optimism than the WW2 trenches. Fresh injecting some positivity here is a welcomed change of policy. Ole may be out of his depth as a manager at the highest level, but the players at his disposal can turn it on when they want to. For the first time in years it looks like we will have a game plan and a style to our play.


5.) 18 Jul 2019 10:58:00
Not allowed to be positive on here are we. Tbh I don't feel united have anything expected of them in the prem next season other than to obtain top 4, maybe we will see exciting counter attacks, youth in the team and see some of our problem areas addressed, all of which we was crying out for not so long ago, so let's have a bit of optimism on here.


6.) 18 Jul 2019 10:58:13
The most frustrating thing to see 95% of fans all beg for players just for namesake. I believe James can be a top player, but unfortunately our fickle things won't believe so because he wasn't signed for 100 million and isn't demanding 500k a week. Get behind the players we have and have some optimism for once! A young core of James, Martial, Rashford and Greenwood could bring some fresh air to old trafford.


7.) 18 Jul 2019 11:22:29
This thread sums the split on fans at the moment.

Fresh's perspective is bang on.
Who cares what other fans think. We are United.

Ole is top man and I trust him as our manager to act in the interest of the club.

We have a great crop of academy graduates and upcoming graduates: Henderson, Laird, Williams, Tuanzabe, McTomminay, Andreas, Rashford, Gomes, Pogba, Lingard, Greenwood, Garner and Levitt. Not to mention TFM. Some won't make it but there's always new names emerging.

Other teams would love have that many homegrown players.

We have the Europa League to blood the young lads this season and with investment in players who add something new like James, AwB is a huge upgrade, Maguire would be our best CB (and while that might indicate how far we have fallen, it is again a upgrade) .

We also seem to be getting Bruno Ferndandes who is goalscoring AM which is again upgrading on Mata/ Lingard.

People need to have some patience, if we can develop the talent we have and invest in elite players to supplement and improve on what we have we will be ok.


8.) 18 Jul 2019 12:40:48
Good post red devil.
Manchester United are not to dogs on the pitch or off it any longer.
We need to embrace the challenge of returning to the top.
I like the look of the squad ole is building and over the next 3 or 4 Windows if we follow the same path i think it will stand us in good stead.
I don't judge much in pre season games other than sharpness and body language.
Once the lukaku and maguire deals are done fernandes will follow and hopefully another midfielder.
Then any more activity will depend in outgoings.
Tfm rojo darmian could all go without replacing them
If pogba matic or sanchez leave we would need to replace them imo
For me that's a squad that can significantly close the gap on city.


9.) 18 Jul 2019 13:04:10
We are ahead of where we were at this stage last season and our manager isn't acting like a spoilt brat and telling the whole world that our players aren't good enough. These are facts that you can get from the games so far.

We are also looking to play a pressing game, counter attacking and with a high tempo when we have possession, I think that is clear as well.

Best not to judge friendlies based on the opposition but you can watch a match and judge your own performance.

We have some good youngsters and whilst I think it is too soon for some of them I think we will see 1 or 2 break through this season and be like new signings and a breath of fresh air. Greenwood is almost ready imo and that is not based on the 2 friendlies, just my opinion on watching him A LOT last season.

We already know that we need a centre half and a centre mid in order to push for the top 3 this season, but if that is where we end up and Ole brings through some good youngsters that would be a successful season for me. I think we will be inconsistent as most youngsters usually are and that will be our downfall, fingers crossed the fans understand this and don't turn on the team after every defeat (won't count on it) .

As mentioned you can't judge on a couple of friendlies against poor opposition, but if we had lost both friendlies I can assure you the people being negative would be the ones saying how bad we were in the friendlies and the positive people would be saying 'stop judging on a friendly'. I am glad it is the first way, winning and scoring goals becomes a habit that I would like us to be in.


 

 

15 Jul 2019 15:33:38
Anyone else feel that Bruno Fernandes is slowly becoming the next Gaitain and Sneijder?

Fresh!

1.) 15 Jul 2019 17:46:58
I think we’re all hoping not Fresh 😊.


2.) 15 Jul 2019 18:25:06
Hopefully not Fresh. This is one player I really hope we sign.


 

 

09 Jul 2019 07:25:11
Rumours of a reported deal for SMS intensifying, he would be the ideal Pogba replacement so I would love to see that happen.

Fresh!

1.) 09 Jul 2019 08:48:42
Ed stated that he is our backup option to Saul Niguez.


2.) 09 Jul 2019 08:50:35
Hmmm I'm not so sure. He had a great season a couple of years ago. But seemed to regress last season.

Also if we do sign Bruno Fernandes then both he and SMS would want to play in the same areas of the pitch. Much like Pogba and Sanchez.

Good player, potentially a great one. But maybe not quite what we need right now.


3.) 09 Jul 2019 09:24:07
Correct me if i am wrong but didn't ed say he's off to PSG?


4.) 09 Jul 2019 12:29:45
Nonsense Shaps bruno and sms have totally different styles and attributes and don't play in same areas at all.


5.) 09 Jul 2019 13:24:39
Ken, although they have different styles both play best between the midfield and the forward line.

Neither are best when played deeper, both are somewhere between a No.10 and a No.8. start slightly deeper then move into advanced areas.

So I think it's valid to say both want to play in the same areas of the pitch.


6.) 09 Jul 2019 15:04:26
Like Silva, Silva and de Bruyne at City, Shappy?


7.) 09 Jul 2019 16:23:38
MancMan, similar to how it is at City although De Bruyne often prefers to start deeper while Silva tends to stay more advanced.

However, it works at City for two reasons. Firstly, Fernandinho has been immense for City over the last few years arguably doing a better job than Kante. Kante is far better at breaking up play, but Fernandinho can pass forward with intent and can control the tempo of the game.
Secondly, City have fantastic wide players in Sterling, Sane, Bernardo and Mahrez. Who stretch the play to such an extent that there is space more centrally for two advanced midfielders to play in.

We don't have a world class holding midfielder to control the tempo and do the dirty work. And we don't have the quality of wide players who can create that space to accommodate two advanced midfielders.

So no unless we also sign a DM and two wide players of similar quality to those at City I can't see us being able to imitate their tactics.


8.) 09 Jul 2019 17:13:16
Shappy sms does not play in the same areas as Fernandes at all . How many 90mins have you seen both play at club level?


9.) 09 Jul 2019 18:03:58
Ken, Fernandes about 12 times and SMS about 20.

I watch Sporting and Benfica games quite often as they have a habit of producing world class talent. I also watch Ajax, Lyon and RB Lipzig when I can as well. I also watch players who get linked to us like SMS.

I can tell you they both like to play on the edge of the final third, as the most advanced midfielder in their team.

SMS would be an average signing for us. He will be great at replacing Pogba as he turns up occasionally, prefers to do the fancy stuff and neglects his defensive duties bar a few headers in his box defending set pieces. Almost a like for like replacement for Pogba. However, Pogba has a higher ceiling and a much bigger ego.


10.) 09 Jul 2019 21:10:48
Interesting stuff Shappy. I think getting a holding midfielder (or two! ) who can dictate play is really important for us. We suffer greatly for not controlling the midfield.


 

 

06 Jul 2019 16:02:20
80m Euros plus Bale or Isco for Pogba?

I'd snap their hand off and take either, would you?

Fresh!

1.) 06 Jul 2019 16:29:06
No to Bale due to injuries, age and wages.

No to Isco due to productivity and i have doubts whether he'd want to play europa league so would probably only be coming for the money.

I think we will probably have to take a compromised fee for pogba if we are so desperate to get rid. Somewhere in the region of what we paid to get him out of juventus.


2.) 06 Jul 2019 16:48:11
80m. plus. Vinicius. Jr. Please.


3.) 06 Jul 2019 16:51:34
No to bale but if it were possible and not just media clickbait, It would be a decent deal with Dybala and cash but as as ed 002 has stated numerous times, we don't seem keen on swapsys.


4.) 06 Jul 2019 17:10:20
It looks as though we will have to change that stance and take a player regardless of where he goes as the clubs who want him are sailing close to the wind financially.


5.) 06 Jul 2019 16:58:14
Definitely not Bale, if we want 150m for Pogba then a Bale plus cash offer will need to be 200m + Bale. We'll need the extra 50m to fund the medical department and build a golf course at Carrington.

Isco is an interesting one. He is a phenomenal player when played in the right system. There are two questions that need answering, firstly would he be happy to drop down into the Europa League. Secondly, will we play a system that plays to his strengths.

We signed Di Maria from Real Madrid, then tried to shoehorn him in several different positions and systems, never giving him a chance to settle (not that he wanted to) . Which meant we never saw the best of him.


6.) 06 Jul 2019 17:02:59
Money back plus bake would tempt me I'd have to say. But its heart ruling head.
Would all depend in the terms.
Is bale finished at the very top?
Can he be fit enough?
Would he bee motivated enough?
Too many unanswered questions.


7.) 06 Jul 2019 19:01:06
Yes
No
Yes

Bale is so uninterested in being a world class football player that his agent has repeatedly said that he has no intention of leaving a club that doesn’t want him because he values his life in Spain more than playing regularly.


8.) 06 Jul 2019 19:04:31
People writing off Bale is an odd one. He’s streets ahead of anything we have down our right hand side. I’d accept what we paid for Pog plus another player and move on. Bale over Isco for me.


9.) 06 Jul 2019 20:19:59
We all know what permissions require work now. If we were to take a player in part exchange then it should be someone that fills one of those positions. Otherwise it should be straight cash so that we can then purchase what we actually need.


10.) 07 Jul 2019 01:23:01
Bale and Sanchez could smash the pl pogba and his agent used us to move to Madrid, his heart was never in it, until we employ/ run United right we will be waiting for our past.


11.) 07 Jul 2019 08:22:25
Agreed. A rotating front line of Rashford, Martial, Bale and Sanchez supported by James. sounds pretty eye watering to me, and I’m not just talking about the wage bill.


12.) 06 Jul 2019 17:18:00
Ed could you give us a run down an how Saul and Milinkovic Savic compare as players just in case either are possible signings?

{Ed001's Note - there is no real comparison other than both can play in central midfield. Saul is an aggressive player who can cover multiple positions and is a very willing worker getting up and down the pitch. Milinkovic-Savic is not as hardworking and is happiest when allowed freedom to just drive forward. Saul can play anywhere across the back or midfield, wide or central, while Savic is just a central player. Saul is up amongst the best midfielders around, Savic has lots of potential but his development has stalled the last couple of years.}


 

 

05 Jul 2019 17:41:20
Young expected to be named permanent captain. Give me strength.

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1.) 05 Jul 2019 18:02:02
tbf young he is one of the only ones i see opening his mouth,


obviously that's not the only thing a captain needs to be doing


but who would you pick for captain.


i think this is the first time i can't point out a captain among the team.


2.) 05 Jul 2019 18:10:13
He's senior player. Same as Carrick was and giggs was. They didn't play all that much as captain. Its not a big deal.


3.) 05 Jul 2019 18:14:08
where did you hear this Fresh?


4.) 05 Jul 2019 18:42:09
We need a player as captain who gives a 100% and is united through an through. Its obvious it should be Lingard.


5.) 05 Jul 2019 18:42:50
I'd be disappointed if it is true captain, the captain surely has to be the voice on the field every game. he should not be getting much game time when you consider Shaw, awb, Dalot should all be ahead of him.


 

 

 

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07 Jul 2019 12:57:52
That’s positive that the right players look to be available at least. Jones signing a new deal I think will have made others think twice about going for him unfortunately.

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07 Jul 2019 12:55:32
Not much then.

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{Ed002's Note - It would be an easy way to spend about £400M or so.}


 

 

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30 Jun 2019 09:05:23
Nonsense I expect, but he is actually a superb box to box player. Scores goals, great on the ball and loads of energy. He will be considered a top league by the end of the season.

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29 Jun 2019 19:34:56
Shouldn’t be on three times what Wan-Bissaka has paid. He’s equally as unproven over a sustained period of time.

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20 Jun 2019 09:15:42
Surely including Jones makes the deal less valuable to West Ham?

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06 Jul 2019 17:10:20
It looks as though we will have to change that stance and take a player regardless of where he goes as the clubs who want him are sailing close to the wind financially.

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06 Jul 2019 16:03:33
I’d take the risk, but would prefer Isco who I think is the perfect player for us.

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25 Jun 2019 12:01:41
Mbappe is the next world superstar so probably him.

Agree on Neves though, I posted yesterday about the need to sign a midfielder who can pick a pass, receive the ball under pressure and dictate the tempo. He’s perfect for that.

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24 Jun 2019 13:05:36
It sounds like we are holding every other deal off until this one is done. Amateurish. We only have one person that can discuss a transfer and he can't negotiate more than one at any given time?

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21 Jun 2019 18:21:25
Lingard is a child and lacks the minerals to be a part of Manchester United. Really cannot stand the lad, or Pogba for that matter. Rashford tests my patience too.

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