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31 May 2018 07:02:14
Before we start this is only something iv read. Its a nice old school rumour with a story. I'm paraphrasing a bit but apparently our new sleeve sponsor is "Kohler" (an American manufacturing comapny) .

So the story goes that the guy who brokered the deal let it slip to someone that we have activated Griezmann''s release clause. Him accepting our offer is a different matter. Either way he won't be announcing where he's going until after the world cup.

If the the sleeve sponsor announced in the next two weeks is Kohler, then maybe this has legs.

Woodward is always looking for the big "markee" signing. Maybe Antoine is it?


1.) 31 May 2018 07:28:53
Mumbles I read exactly the same thing last night and not going to lie it got me very excited. I am very sceptical but there could be some truth in it. I would have thought Barcelona would have had this deal wrapped by now. But I think there is something to do with his release clause being activated at a certain date. I would love griezmann he is my preferred no 1 signing this summer. At least will if we announce the Koehler sleeve sponsor then perhaps we can get excited by this.

2.) 31 May 2018 09:07:19
I wouldn't be surprised if this was part of a strategy to get Bale, There is obvious interest in Bale and the numbers being quoted since he scored in the final seem to have increased maybe this is our way of saying if the price is to much we can go elsewhere. The good thing for us is there is a lot of top talent available just now so hopefully we don't get held to ransom as much as normal. Saying that with the names being thrown around looking for a move in the summer anyone else massively regretting buying Sanchez.

3.) 31 May 2018 09:30:52
Havent seen those Griezman rumours but its always struck me as odd that JM hasn't kept him in the frame . obviously wanted him and by all accounts we were close to getting him - now he is "available" again, human nature says JM just suddenly would not be interested in him -yes we got RL "instead" Fergie always wanted Batistuta, Van Persie, Lewondowski . so I can imagine JM has always considerd Griezeman as one that got away.

Griezeman meets EDS galatico policy and JM likes him a lot. so its not completely impossible just very doubtful to me.

Martial leaving puts a new slant on it all, if that's what happens this summer as the lad seems unsettled.

4.) 31 May 2018 10:03:11
Martial keeps his counsel very close to his chest too which I do like. Has he been quoted anywhere saying he is keen to leave or indeed stay?

5.) 31 May 2018 10:45:29
First time I've heard of kohler so well done to them.

6.) 31 May 2018 23:44:33
Read the Kohler would like a partnership with Koke also.



12 Nov 2017 07:06:11
I just seen that we're linked with a move for Asensio. I would have thought he'd be one of the key men in the Madrid rebuild over the next few years.


1.) 12 Nov 2017 12:41:31
didnt he sign a new contract in the summer with a ridiculous buyout clause?

2.) 12 Nov 2017 13:38:11
I think if he is available he would be moving to Barcelona but itd be stupid to sell him as he is as big talent as Mbappe.



20 Aug 2017 00:13:28
Steady improvement is all you can ask for in football. We've improved the squad with some quality players. Our attacking players have hit the ground running, 4 different scorers today. Last year we were grinding out 1-0's always looking like we were capable of conceding late. I know it's early days but when we go up against the little piggies who built their house out of brick, we won't huff and puff, we just kick the front door in!

We have options from the bench. We have different combinations in midfield depending on the opposition. Maybe lacking a back up striker and a full back but we have players who could fill in for shirt periods of time.

The old cliché rings true. Take each game as they come. We have pace, power, guile, height attacking set pieces. A mixed bag to cause any team problems. A couple more of those results and the fear factor will well and truly be back!


1.) 20 Aug 2017 09:52:45
Omg I just said a similar thing to this Mumbles. That we need a fullback predominantly right I think. That we need a right forward. Don't forget Martial and Rushford can play central of we get an injury to Lukaku. But I agree two more would be great. Although it'll be hard I think.

2.) 20 Aug 2017 11:55:48
Totally agree, the signs are good. Two different games and the same result, if we can do this against good opposition as well then we will romp the league. Punishing teams is a great thing because it will scare teams when they go a goal down, recent seasons opponents always thought they could win from a goal down or at least draw - now they may fear a pasting if they open up - nice to give opposition something to think about for once as it has been too easy for managers to know how to set-up against us and exactly how we will play.

3.) 20 Aug 2017 13:20:03
I think its the left back sydney, not right. Blind looked like he didn't want the ball yesterday and usually passes backwards.

4.) 20 Aug 2017 13:41:02
Nonsense. Blind was always an option and played well.

5.) 20 Aug 2017 13:50:17
Granted his delivery yesterday was not perfect, but defensively he was excellent again and always offers an outlet.

6.) 20 Aug 2017 14:05:09
I like Blind a lot he always tries has an excellent football brain and can pass well but and it is a big but. he is not fast and most right wingers or attacking fullbacks beat him. He will be targeted and against the better teams he will cost us goals if played against left back.

7.) 20 Aug 2017 17:03:51
Eric - Not sure how you can say it's 'nonsense' when most fans agree with the point. Blind is a passenger, he offered zero going forward. Every time he got the ball he passed it backwards or inside, never gave an option for the wide player, no overlaps and he was frequently letting the ball bounce in the box or was lucky to escape being flat footed when balls came in. We won despite Blind, not because of Blind.

It's very similar when Rojo plays out there. I find myself simply hoping for an average performance, because the alternative is disaster. Most other teams have full backs that are great assets and support the attackers, Blind can't offer that because he is very slow and by committing forward (where he offers little) he is exposing himself to a counter attack because he couldn't catch treacle.

Sad but true, he is not good enough as a full back and against good teams we would get punished.

8.) 20 Aug 2017 18:38:55
didn't rashford start off as a right winger? maybe try him there with martial on the left, but martial reminds me of olly comes off bench and does brill.

9.) 20 Aug 2017 20:17:11
Ole didn't cost us in excess of 50 million.

10.) 20 Aug 2017 21:16:45
Beast mate, I think we'll be alright against the top teams. Jose likes the play a tight game somewhat defensive against better opposition. I think Herrera will come in for those big games. A midfield of him closing down and winning the ball back, Pogba further up marauding with a free pass and Matic being the insurance, I think that's the best midfield 3 in the league.

But my favourite part of the make up of the team is very much akin to the 90's united. We have the players to play with the ball on the deck if you want a game of football. We have physically imposing players if you want a battle. We have height to defend a last minute barrage into the box and we have the players with the guile to open up stubborn defences. And something tells me we aren't done in the transfer market either.

11.) 20 Aug 2017 21:21:17
yeah mark let's start trying to fit people in again. No!, let's get specialists in positions we need.

12.) 20 Aug 2017 22:53:09
Blind is a utility player - a defensive one. To criticise him for not bombing forward and neglecting his primary duties of defending is simply ridiculous. In case nobody saw, we kept another clean sheet with him at left back. He tackled well, was solid, and never gave any of their players a sniff?

Two games in, we have scored 8 and conceded 0 yet there are those on here never happy - Beast mate you being a Primary culprit. Enjoy the moment - may not happen again all season! Thankfully Jose doesn't take any of our master tactical analaysis or transfer knowledge on board and picks a team for each match he thinks will win us marches. His career record speaks for itself so I'll leave it to him and enjoy watching us play fun football for the first time in years again.

13.) 20 Aug 2017 23:15:40
Totally agree about Blind. He doesn't offer anything going forward always cuts back and is afraid to overlap because he knows he can't get back quick enough if it breaks down. His crossing is very poor and they are always from deep, hopefully shaw can come back and find some form, wouldn't like to see blind starting against any if our rivals.

14.) 21 Aug 2017 12:16:18
Blind is not pacy enough to be a specialist left back, but when Shaw returns he'll take that slot, and help Rashford in the process. However, he is still a great utility player to call upon, whether in that position, centre half or defensive midfielder.

Gary Neville wasn't the fastest, but he could read the game and was rarely caught out of position. Blind is a very intelligent player, and from what I've seen of him, he rarely gets into a position where he has to run one on one with a winger.

15.) 21 Aug 2017 17:39:03
Blind rarely let's us down. What he lacks in pace he makes up in positioning and reading of the game. Also tidy on the ball.
A very good back up and utility player for me.
Doesn't deserve th stick.



09 Jul 2017 17:11:39
Evening Ed. We're all pretty up to date with the potential incoming signings. In regards to the potential outgoing players it all seems a bit quiet. We know there's interest from Italy from Darmain and Rooney has left. With Lindelof arriving, I'd imagine one of Jones, Smalling and Rojo being surplus to requirements. Do you know if the club is willing to look at offers for these players?

You've said we're interested in a right back and a left back. Seemingly if we did get Semedo, him and Valencia would share the position until it would eventually go to Semedo full time. But the left back position was chopped and changed so much last year. Is Shaw in danger of being sold? Has he any suitors? I'd imagine his high wages and fee being an issue for a prospective buyer.

Sorry to overload on one post but is there any interest in Blind? I could see him potentially going.

And last but not least. Martial is the big one. Is there interest in him and is Jose willing to part with him.

Very much appreciated mate!


{Ed002's Note - I have dealt with all of this before and it hasn't changed much:
Matteo Darmian
Marcus Rojo
Phil Jones (may not survive the planned Summer cull)
Ashley Young (Summer)
Michael Carrick (will not get a new contract unless no replacement is available in the Summer - else a one year extension)
Wayne Rooney (if Griezmann/Perisic signs)
De Gea (possibly out Summer but a dependency on Real Madrid renewing interest)
Sergio Romero (possibly - might depend on what happens with De Gea)
Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Luke Shaw
Ander Herrera (will stay after patching up the issue)
Juan Mata (possibly - maybe probably later in the window)

1.) 09 Jul 2017 18:19:36
Thanks loads for updated info Ed!

2.) 09 Jul 2017 18:23:52
I for one would be really peed off if mata was sold.

He is a class player and when he plays he is one of only a few who get the team ticking.

Ed can I ask what was the issue with Herrera?

{Ed002's Note - It is unimportant.}

3.) 09 Jul 2017 19:29:46
Ed002, with you having Rooney going with Griezmann or Perisic coming in, does that mean Perisic is a done or close to being done deal with them already letting Rooney go?
I think he'd be a brilliant signing!

{Ed002's Note - No, don't read stuff in to everything.}

4.) 09 Jul 2017 19:33:36
Herrera told the media that the City game was our biggest game of the season, Jose was playing it as just another three points.

Like every manager when dealing with the media you don't go off script and contradict them. They have since kissed and made up, but I suspect Pogba might be made captain rather than Herrera because of this issue.

5.) 09 Jul 2017 20:33:16
Herrera and Barcelona talk whilst on international duty was the reason jose was p'd off I believe.
Inter haven't been offered enough cash is the Perisic situation.

6.) 09 Jul 2017 20:15:02
lads, save the date and time of the above post and anyone who asks the same question, this week, next week or the weeks after, let them know where to find it. As much as all the banter is good, i generally scan through to find the eds reply. i'd imagine others are the same, the search function is great if you have time, but some of us don't, so perhaps a gentle hint in the exact direction by regular visitors would alleviate the constant requests the eds have to put up with. i'd be gutted if Mata left too.

7.) 09 Jul 2017 21:36:33
The search function is great, but an answer to the same question 2 weeks ago isn't likely to be the same now with how fast situations are moving and changing daily.

If Perisic doesn't happen because we won't match their valuation, does anyone know of the alternatives we might go for?

8.) 09 Jul 2017 21:55:27
Emil forsberg, but a deal is highly unlikely!

9.) 09 Jul 2017 22:36:37
That would be amazing, he was a machine last season. If inter won't accept 45m for Perisic might be better offering that for Fosberg. Think a few 30m bids went in for him a bit ago.

10.) 10 Jul 2017 09:42:04
I believe with purchase of Lindelof, Blind would be moved back to midfiled as direct replacement to Carrick. So it's difficult to see if smalling is sold.

11.) 10 Jul 2017 13:48:11
Blind a direct replacement for Carrick? Daley Blind? Wow.

Wouldn't bother me if any of them left, Mata is a nice bloke but doesn't cut it on the pitch, too weak and too slow for a Jose team, I really like him and don't mind if he stays but doubt he will be first choice and shouldn't be.



02 Feb 2016 21:45:14
Giggsy off to Celtic?


1.) 02 Feb 2016 21:57:40
I read he was home ill.

2.) 02 Feb 2016 22:19:04
It's rubbish.




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02 Dec 2018 16:01:10
Even as a Jose fan I can see his position has become completely untenable. He's pulling all the stops out now to make his exit as quick as possible. He's set himself a target of top 4 by the end of December which we have no chance of getting. The constant little digs at the owners about our transfer policy and the washing of dirty laundry in public is clear that he wants away.

We are passed the point of no return. Will Ed Woodward and the board do what's best for the club and pull the trigger now? Not a hope! This little dance is going to go until we're mathematically out of the top 4 so we can save a few bob on Jose''s payout. The club also gets to save money in January. Like they did when they pulled out of numerous transfer dealings in January in LvG's last year. They will do the same again. I wonder will the excuse be "toxic" fans yet again?

If it's a caretaker manager until the end of the season that's ok. Then find a manager who is willing to match the club's ambitions. Which is that of a club competing for Champions League football.


1.) 02 Dec 2018 16:18:06
Mumbles, but who in the summer? Poch? I think he will end up in Spain, Howe? Not ready for a while, Giggs? Not for me or a lot of supporters, Southgate? Most see him as a coach and not a manager, Blanc? What has he done, Zidane? I hope not, others may disagree. I personally feel that Diego Simeone would instill the agression and steel we seem to miss, he may not want to leave Spain, but why not sound him out.

2.) 02 Dec 2018 16:38:16
Simeone isn't exactly known for his beautiful free flowing football. A great manager, but one who I feel like Jose himself might be better suited for managing the underdogs where his mentality and style are more easily accepted.

We need a manager who will allow our players off the leash against the bottom half of the league at least.

3.) 02 Dec 2018 16:51:37
I honestly don't know what manager to go for. We should realistically be able to cherry pick 99% of managers but I think the very top coaches would think twice about taking us over.

4.) 02 Dec 2018 17:05:45
I really like Southgate, what he has done with England has been brilliant. He isn’t a sexy foreign name and he fell into the job but he’s created something. If he’s just a coach then so what, if he can create the right mentality and culture then that breeds confidence. I would happily take him as our next Manager,

5.) 02 Dec 2018 17:42:28
There's a great coach available in Jardim right now. His only problem was Monaco's lack of stability which is only matched by our own chairman. The club is a mess right now and the common denominator is Woodward. The players have downed tools and the manager is actively trying to get dismissed. It will take a long time to get back to the top but we should start by appointing a progressive coach who is hungry for success.

{Ed002's Note - He doesn't speak English.}

6.) 02 Dec 2018 17:48:20
Ed002 neither did Poch when he first came to England. Don't think it should rule him out, though it would be a stick to beat him with. Anyway he's just one name. There are other progressive coaches out there that, despite our chaotic things are, we should be able to attract.

{Ed002's Note - Yes he did. He spoke English but chose not to in interviews.}

7.) 02 Dec 2018 18:02:26
Well he used a translator for 1.5 years so for all intents and purposes we're splitting hairs. If you think Jardim is a non runner then that's fine. You've better knowledge than me on such things. We could also go for Lopetegui but I don't know at all about his linguistic proficiency.

{Ed002's Note - No, he ised a translator in interviews, his English was fine. Why are you being so anal over something you clearly have no idea about. It is embarrassing.}

8.) 02 Dec 2018 18:12:14
Jeez man. I think you're the one not moving past it. I said you've better knowledge on it so ease up. You do seem to want complete subserviency but, while I completely respect your knowledge, I'm not prepared to be rebuked for your own sensitivity. You decided to fixate on this rather than on the underlying question of whether being able to speak English initially should rule out a manager. Rather than continue the insults I would genuinely be interested in whether that's your opinion and why.

{Ed002's Note - You don't seem to get the entire issue. Zidane doesn't speak English and has been talking lessons. Jardim doesn't speak English to an understandable level and has already rejected one job in England because of his problems over communication. Pochettino never had an issue with the language. Ranieri spoke little English when he first arrived in 2000 and took an intensive course but was lucky that Chelsea' player liaison officer (the fat bloke you see hanging around the tunnel) is fluent in Italian. Jardim is not wanted by MU - if he becomes wanted it means that they have not got who they want. And a massive hurdle needs to be overcome before anything will happen.}

9.) 02 Dec 2018 18:18:19
By the way ed002 I'm just messaging without wanting to get into strife. I follow football and United in particular for enjoyment. I don't often comment but expected not to be called embarrassing. I'll step back from the site in future. Your knowledge is needed more than my opinion. I just think, for your own sake, that you'd be better off not looking for animosity where it doesn't exist.

{Ed002's Note - I am more than happy to post nothing on the Manchester United pages - the page has already talked your way out of a lengthy update from Milan last week - you feel free to carry on and I will not bother any longer.}

10.) 02 Dec 2018 18:22:35
Ed002, are there any managers out there in Europe doing good things under the radar? Not necessarily for United, just curious as to the next batch elite coaches are.

{Ed002's Note - Sorry - I am not going to bother with the Manchester United page for a while. It is a waste of time.}

11.) 02 Dec 2018 18:23:57
Thank you for that very interesting information. I don't pretend to be an insider and was hoping for this type of info. Think you misinterpreted my previous message: I meant that to the media and general optics we were splitting hairs (that's what I was referring to as a stick to beat him with) . Anyway thanks again.

12.) 02 Dec 2018 18:32:18
Apologies mumbles et al. Ed002 clearly has taken issue with me. Life is tough enough without worrying about walking on eggshells here. As promised my attempts to engage here will cease now but I'll look forward to ed002 updates again.

{Ed002's Note - I don't want you to cease DoRed (if that is your real name). It is very clear to me that the Manchester United page has zero interest in transfer rumours (the primary purpose of this site of old), clearly think that anything about a breakaway league is something I made up 8 years or so ago when I first started helping out the folk who run the site) and have really little grasp about what is happening at the club. So my input really doesn't help at all. It is all fantasy football stuff and let's get this world class manger in and who cares if he can communicate with the players. In the British pomp - not really my cup of tea. But don't step back because of me - if I called you a shaven-headed, lager-swilling, pot-pellied, tattooed knuckledragging oaf or something similar, I apologise.}

13.) 02 Dec 2018 18:57:40
Think you're vastly underestimating how valued you are here. I have read this page for years primarily due to yourself and ed001. Think we just got crossed wires (and I'm never too keen to have my lack of knowledge exposed ;) ) . I thought I was a straw breaking the camel's back, and wanted to take back the straw. In any case that insight and teaser about what the club are after is far more interesting than my random thoughts.

{Ed002's Note - I am pretty sure that you cannot break a camel's back with a straw. Perhaps a chainsaw would help?}



Manchester United's problems stem from the owners not Jose Mourinho

27 Nov 2018 14:24:43
{Ed's Note - Mumbles has posted a new article entitled, Manchester United's problems stem from the owners not Jose Mourinho


1.) 27 Nov 2018 14:55:55
The owners are insufferable and Woodward should never have been put in charge of anything that directly affects what happens on the pitch. Nevertheless, for our current predicament there is nobody more to blame than Jose. There's no need to point out his flaws, it's been covered extensively. If he had been backed in the summer we'd be in a worse position than we currently are, Pogba and Martial out Willian and Milinkovic-Savic in for example would not improve us. The suits in charge will always hamper us until a director of football (or whatever you want to call it) is put in charge. You could blame them for not getting rid of him in the summer when all this was foreseeable. They should have sacked him after the awful performances early in the season but got scared off when Gary Neville provoked a fan backlash. They way they handle this club makes my blood boil. The only hope is that we get the right director of football, they've been trying to find a manager to try and replace Sir Alex's presence and authority at the club but a DoF is where this lies in this day and age.

2.) 27 Nov 2018 15:19:29
Jose isn’t the cause of our problems, they are over a decade in the making. But he is nothing close to resembling a solution, currently he’s just salt on an open wound.

3.) 27 Nov 2018 16:25:30
Yep agree with danny and nathaniel, you know it is possible to hold two seperate opinions.

That is you don't like the owners and think jose mourinho is under performing and should be gone at the end of the season.

As i said below, the glazers are the reason we can't compete with city, mourinho and the players are the reason we are mid table.

4.) 27 Nov 2018 19:04:33
I don't know how he's coped on the shoestring budget he's had. Same with dyche, top class on a budget, but having a difficult season.

I'm sure he'll turn it around with a little financial backing.



09 Nov 2018 14:27:29
Hey ed002. Jose has been as subtle as a brick through a window when mentioning our need for a central defender. Is it something that the club is looking towards doing and is there any potential names we've shown interest in? I know January isn't the best time to buy but it seems Jose is pushing for recruitment in that area for January. Considering we have a lot of CBs on the books, I still hope we can strengthen there.

Thank you.


{Ed002's Note - Yes, I have explained that a CB is a priority and have provided names of potential options.}

1.) 09 Nov 2018 19:13:06
Just check the rumours page, scroll down a bit. Or you could use the search function try "Ruben Dias" maybe or "Milenkovic"

2.) 10 Nov 2018 11:20:46
Top notch centre half to play alongosfie Lindelof and a right sided attached (or just play Rash, Martial and Sanchez as a fluid three) we have a chance of easily hitting top 4 and winning a cup and plan for the summer. Then Back Jose or move him on.



16 Oct 2018 09:45:41
Morning ed. With the news that the Saudi prince is interested in buying us, the potential take over hasn't gone down well with large parts of the fan base, many of whom would wash their hands of the club. Without getting into the murky waters of morals and ethics, I have a question.

Could or would the Premier League step in with their fit and proper person criteria and stop such a takeover considering the potential upheaval it could cause the club? Or is our position on the NYSE leaving us open to a takeover and the Premier League would be helpless to intervene (even if they wanted to)?



{Ed002's Note - Upheaval would not be a valid reason to say a Saudi Prince was not a fit and proper person. It is nothing to do with the NYSE.}

1.) 16 Oct 2018 10:19:09
I don't think you would have to look hard to find a valid reason to object to their potential ownership.

2.) 16 Oct 2018 10:40:28
City got took over twice by people with dubious reputations with no problems. I don't think the Saudis would have any problems either.

3.) 16 Oct 2018 10:43:03
There is probably means and ways around the fit and proper persons test if they wanted to make it happen.

4.) 16 Oct 2018 10:16:57
is there genuine interest from the Saudi Prince in buying Utd ED002 or is it just a false story/ rumour? (heard you have a strong form of telepathy)

{Ed002's Note - If the club were for sale there would be interest from a number of parties - but that would be entirely dependent on how it were to be sold, and critically what ever means would give the best return from the owners.}

5.) 16 Oct 2018 10:33:47
or are the Glazers looking to sell up or be open to a sale? should have sent it with the previous questions, my bad Ed.

{Ed002's Note - The club is not being offered for sale at this time.}

6.) 16 Oct 2018 11:43:29
Thanks ED002.

7.) 16 Oct 2018 15:47:38
Reports now are saying any bids over £4 billion would be considered. 😆😆.

8.) 17 Oct 2018 08:53:08
The Glazers still control 90% of the stock, or thereabouts, so, notwithstanding our public company status, we are effectively a private company and any takeover/ merger is dependent on the desire of the controlling shareholders to sell at the price offered. If a Saudi prince were to purchase Manchester United he would probably delist it and take 100% control. The NYSE does not bar Saudis from owning stock in listed companies anyway.



09 Oct 2018 16:04:57
Ed002, if I could pick your brain for a couple of minutes. How does managers compensation work when they're sacked? I've read varying answers over the years from a full payout of the remainder of their contract, to them still getting paid weekly until they find a new job.

Is it all in the fine print of the contract or is it full payment straight out?



{Ed002's Note - It depends on the individual contracts and can have fixed fees (typically sliding) that vary depending on targets being met or not, or can be a simple calculation based on wages and and bonuses that may be payable. It is can be a single payment or spread over a period. It is often open to negotiation.}




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19 Oct 2018 16:06:12
Lukaku is fine striker but right now he isn't an elite striker. He misses far too many "easy" chances per game. He could become one day, but right now he isn't good enough to move to a club in a better position than United.

Ed002, I'd hazard a guess that the team he would like to eventually join would be Bayern? I couldn't see him in a Madrid or Barcelona jersey. There are a few more teams who right now are more primed to win trophies than us, but if he wants to get his move "up", he has to be scoring 35/ 40 goals a season.


{Ed002's Note - I have no idea where he would like to eventually move to. For some reason everyone is making a big issue about him answering a question in an interview. I am not aware of his looking to leave and the previous discussion of his wanting to move on from Everton to advance his career. He was never going to be allowed to rejoin Chelsea but he got his move to Manchester United and is struggling a little right now for goals but that won't last long.}



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05 Oct 2018 23:00:56
If this is true it just shows how out of touch the board are with the fans and the ethos of the club. Sack him today and no one bats an eyelid. How can they let Jose manage the team tomorrow knowing that he's gone regardless of the result. There's certain ways to do things.




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21 Jul 2018 18:42:22
So excuses for everyone else but we couldn't possibly get any better?




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21 Jul 2018 16:29:12
That's surprising that the club won't see a swap as an option. It clearly worked out well when we traded Mkhitaryan and Sanchez.

With the way the prices for players is increasing exponentially, I would have thought player plus cash deals would become more common.




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18 Jul 2018 19:53:35
Do you honestly think we're going to lose money selling Pogba? Even with the way the market has inflated over the last two years since we've bought him. The lad has just had a brilliant world cup which he was an integral part of why they won it and you're suggesting we sell him off cheap so we can buy SMS for the same price?

I get that it's just an excerise to show how we can recycle the team and get us back to the top, but it's a tad silly.





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02 Dec 2018 23:31:46
Ed002, obviously if a director of football came in then they would take over a lot of duties that Woodward himself does. Is he stalling to appoint someone in this position because he doesn't want to relinquish that control or should I take this to the conspiracy pages?




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02 Dec 2018 18:22:35
Ed002, are there any managers out there in Europe doing good things under the radar? Not necessarily for United, just curious as to the next batch elite coaches are.


{Ed002's Note - Sorry - I am not going to bother with the Manchester United page for a while. It is a waste of time.}



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02 Dec 2018 17:27:01
I always find myself agreeing with what you write Red Man and this is no different. Whatever new manager takes over I expect an upturn in performances from the players. It's only natural because this side is underachieving in a lot of games, but we have to be honest with ourselves and say this current boardroom don't particularly care if we're Champions or 4th.




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02 Dec 2018 16:51:37
I honestly don't know what manager to go for. We should realistically be able to cherry pick 99% of managers but I think the very top coaches would think twice about taking us over.




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01 Dec 2018 14:24:00
This 400 million in 3 seasons stick to beat Jose. That's 3 Coutinhos. In a world where Liverpool are spending 170 million in one window and pep has spent nearly 350 million on defenders alone, why is it a problem that he's spent money on a team that has been woefully handled over the last 10 years.

We should be spending more than that in terms of our revenue we bring in.