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31 Jan 2019 12:49:03
martial has signed. now for dave and herrera.


1.) 31 Jan 2019 16:37:53
And release the rest.

2.) 31 Jan 2019 17:22:20
Easy there Mort - we are not going to win much with just those 3 players. We need more :)

3.) 01 Feb 2019 12:38:36
Its the start of a good 5 a side.



13 Jan 2019 00:52:32
So we're are considering Southgate.

Please NO.

England overacheived but the teams we played we should have beat.

In my opinion Southgate is not the manager we need ole should be made manager if Southgate is in the running.


1.) 13 Jan 2019 09:08:36
It’s nonsense. This shortlist is suddenly becoming very long if the press are to believed. I’m sure Southgate also realises he is in totally the right job at the right time. He’s building something very special with England.

2.) 13 Jan 2019 09:14:35
Sky peddling stories hopefully, I’d be majorly disappointed if he was named our manager, would be a MASSIVE step backwards.

3.) 13 Jan 2019 09:49:09
Definitely just the papers pushing nonsense stories. Some where else reported that we could also go in for Diego Simeone with his contract being up in 18 months.

4.) 13 Jan 2019 10:38:32
While I too have reservations over Southgate he does tick many of the boxes. Primarily promoting youth and playing offensive football. He has also shown an ability to get players into the right mind-set as seen with England last summer.

Due to the nature of Ole's appointment we will have to endure 4-5 months of press speculation over who will be the next manager. Like with us being linked to 100,000,000 players every year, we will now be linked to just about every manager under the sun. It doesn't sell papers or get clicks if they just keep repeating the obvious. Pochettino is the most likely candidate.

On that point I found Pochettino's most recent interview very interesting. Cheering when Ole scored the winner in the 99 UCL final, saying to him Sir Alex IS football.

Now they could be brushed away as him being asked loaded questions during the interview as we play Spurs today it makes sense to ask him questions about us. However, he didn't need to be that honest or open. I would go as far as saying if Mourinho had said similar comments about another side while our manager it would have been construed as "flirting" with that team, especially if that team was without a permanent manager.

Either way they make interesting reading/ listening.

5.) 13 Jan 2019 12:10:41
Who broke it? Sky.
Next thing we know is suddenly there's a surge of money on Sky Bet as all the chumps rush to take advantage.
Hardly coincidental.

For the record I would ask Southgate if he would want an interview. Sound him out and put him in the file for future consideration for the manager after this one. Assuming the one who gets the job this summer lasts 3-5 years we'll be looking again at some point.

6.) 13 Jan 2019 11:59:31
Good post shappy agree completely at the Poch point. Seems to be batting his eyes at us and entertaining the questions. Could simply have said he doesn’t want to talk about united. Very interesting. I think he’s interested tbh.

7.) 13 Jan 2019 14:48:55
I wouldn't touch Simeone with a barge pole. His football style is awful and he is definitely not what we need.

8.) 13 Jan 2019 15:48:02
The world cup adventure is a total myth, yes it appeared to be togetherness and played some good football, but the teams played. come on. half the fans could coach England to the semi final with that group

Tunisia - W
Panama - W
Belgium - L
Colombia - D (W on Pens)
Sweden - W
Croatia - L
Belgium - L.

9.) 13 Jan 2019 16:22:18
Yes England played against some teams at that world cup that would struggle in league two. No ones hailing Southgate as some tactical genius that's the love child of Menotti and Michels. But for the first time in over a decade there was a positive atmosphere around the England camp. Not the usual yeah were so great we expect to win but just relaxed and positive. He's cleared out some of the same old faces and looks to play positive pacy football with some of our players at the front of it. He's worth putting in the discussion and I'd have him ahead of the likes of allegri or simeone.

10.) 13 Jan 2019 21:08:08
That makes no sense. He could not even justifiably sit in the same. e car as Allegri or Simione. They are both brilliant managers and experts at using their resources. Southgate is good on atmospherics but otherwise nothing proved.

11.) 14 Jan 2019 07:19:25
There’s no way Southgate is appointed over Solskjaer now. I wouldn’t worry.

12.) 14 Jan 2019 08:27:26
Bringing in Southgate will probably revive all the "the players are not good enough, we must sell 8 and buy 9 new players" discussions on this site. They have been abcent the last weeks, even Jones/ Smalling are not mentioned as often as they used to be.

13.) 14 Jan 2019 09:02:19
Pochetino clearly looks like the best candidate right now, if he'll come. Southgate worth considering, but certainly should not be at the top of the list. If OGS can keep the positive performances coming, he should be ahead of Southgate.

14.) 15 Jan 2019 04:53:55
I just don't see in what world, in any way can people think Gareth Southgate is even close to being a candidate for the Man Utd job.
Maybe it's because i'm Scottish and didn't get swept up in the football coming home nonsense in the world cup where England beat (and only just on occasion) really poor teams and lost to anyone with any quality they played. There was no evidence of smart tactical changes or a great gameplan basically Harry Kane scored from a few set pieces that's it. The stars aligned for a run deep into the competition but none of that was due to the manager IMO. People will be calling for Tim Sherwood next.



19 Nov 2018 17:08:04
so if rumors are true and the following of

dave the save


all either not wanted or don't want to be here are true where does this leave us,

we can't just go out and buy 11 players in one window.

i might be over reacting but it doesn't look good atm.


1.) 19 Nov 2018 18:11:07
Barring one or two that looks like just what we need. A clear plan, a clear out and significant investment.

2.) 19 Nov 2018 18:54:33
Things would look a whole lot better if we sold the majority of those players imo bolger.
I think you forgot darmian too mate. 😂
Ideally from that list ddg rash and martial stay. The rest won't be missed a great deal in reality they either don't play a lot or don't overly impress when they do or in the case of valencia mata and herrera there is no real significant improvement in them at this stage of their career.

3.) 19 Nov 2018 19:14:02
wouldnt have any sleepless nights if
All these left.

4.) 19 Nov 2018 21:28:37
We have probably never sold or signed anywhere close to that many first team players in a window. 50% of them will still be here next September.

5.) 19 Nov 2018 21:33:45
Also Darmian. Good post Bolger, you've simply illustrated just how much work needs to be done. It won't be easy shifting this lot either because of their wages.

6.) 20 Nov 2018 09:43:58
Also Young missed off.

Id only keep about 6 out of all of them.

7.) 20 Nov 2018 10:41:50
Also we may have to play the free transfer market. Aaron Ramsey for example should at least be looked at.

8.) 20 Nov 2018 11:52:45
It's obvious isn't it?

It leaves us with a starting 11 of:

Romero, Dalot, Lindelof, Tuanzebe, Shaw, Matic, Fred, McTominay, Lingard, Lukaku and Young.

In a 433. Plus anyone we can sign, although we might not be able to convince many to sign if they see that many players jumping ship.

9.) 20 Nov 2018 16:17:22
Oh my word shappy all those players leaving and you still can't fit fellaini into your team. Maybe you should have the job above jose😂😂.

10.) 20 Nov 2018 23:50:30
Ken, Fallaini is on the bench waiting for the 70th minutes when we are a goal down.

11.) 20 Nov 2018 23:55:40
Don’t know why people are always quick to write Mata off our books. I know he’s past the point of improving but he still offers creativity where we currently lack it, gives 100% and consistently performs when played (which is hard to say of any United player at the minute) .

Would happily keep him as a squad player.

12.) 21 Nov 2018 09:40:43
Id keep Mata and Herrera. Good squad players. De Gea, martial, rashford are all must keeps. Pogba if he wanted to stay but if he doesn't move him on. The rest can go.

13.) 21 Nov 2018 13:14:17
Thats fair mort i'd agree with that.



26 Oct 2018 11:31:39
so martial apprently rejects a contract renewal why is anyones guess,

but if dave the save goes for a free we are screwed.

obviously its just rumours but we have to sign him up ASAP.


1.) 26 Oct 2018 15:21:40
I have a good guess why. Because since signing for Utd his career has gone backwards, he has been messed around, plays well one week dropped the next. See's players playing worse than him picked because of their name and simply has had enough.

He has played the past few games, how about his treatment the past few years?

Yes he has been a passenger quite often, but who hasn't been in an attacking sense (or any sense for that matter)? Martial has it all, apart from a look of desire on his face when he plays and he can be wasteful in possession (more to do with others not being up to it) . But Sanchez played week in week out, Lukaku plays week in week out and have been far inferior overall. Rashford isn't fit to lace his boots but if the manager had to pick between them he would pick Rashford every time.

Martial has been wasted, he is not half the player he could be and if he signs a contract with Jose in charge he is a mug. Shame as I want our best players to stay, but that is why he hasn't signed yet imo.

2.) 26 Oct 2018 17:20:53
Martial wants out Sanchez does pogba does ddg does .
What's going on?

3.) 26 Oct 2018 22:22:01
The brutal truth, I fear, is they are not queuing up to leave the club so much as to leave the manager. I think I would do the same if I were in their shoes.

4.) 28 Oct 2018 09:46:36
A player leaves and we are quote “screwed”!

No player or manager for that matter is above the club or too important to the club. We all want DDG to stay but if he doesn’t the club will replace him. Apart from DDG we have generally too many inconsistent players who seem flakey and want things all their own way. For years since SAF left we have lacked leadership on and off the pitch meaning players think they can get away with stuff. It needs addressing, clarity on who is in charge, the players or the manager. Take the not turning up for sponsors situation, it just highlights what a spoilt bunch they are.

Right now we need a firm hand at the helm, whoever is manager. I don’t believe we should change manager right now, but if we did do you really think the players will be allowed to carry on as they are? A strong manager would kick some out and they might be the ones who fanboys like, cue more weeping and vitriol. Players can behave like this when they think the manager is not on strong ground, they would probably play for a new manager for 12 to 18 months until something happened they didn’t like and it all starts again, we would then be like Chelsea.

If certain players are queuing up to leave, the club needs to be firm with them, manage them, get rid as needed, a player can never be bigger than the club, even the king was put on the transfer list by Busby.

{Ed025's Note - some good points there red man..

5.) 29 Oct 2018 10:44:31
red man the fact that dave has saved us at least 15 points per season for the last 5 years tells me how important it is to keep him.

how many keepers did we go through when the big dane left.

you could argue if we had a stong defense/ team but we haven't and we rely on him in nearly every match to save our bacon.

the chelsea game is prime example, pulls of a class save to deny luiz but our lack of marking and desire aloud Barkley to level it.

6.) 29 Oct 2018 15:08:30
He didn't save from Luiz did he? It came off the post i think, bolger. But yes, i agree with your point totally that we should try and keep him but if he decides to move on, i am sure there are other good fish in the pond. Its imperative that we find a suitable replacement.

7.) 29 Oct 2018 16:21:38
yes you are right, he saved the follow up shot that hit the post.

8.) 31 Oct 2018 10:26:01
Every team with title aspirations needs a top goalie. And they're certainly not ten a penny. Dave is the best there is. It could take years to replace him, just as it did Schmeichel. I wouldn't be so blase as to think we could replace him just like that.

9.) 02 Nov 2018 01:11:55
Neutral observer her but i'd tend to agree with RedMan - which is prob going to mean half of you will automatically disagree with him :-) But look how Shaw has improved since Mourinho gave him a kick up the backside. From the outside looking in, i'd say you have too many players who aren't hungry for success. Milner isn't the best player floating around but i'd take him over quite a few of your midfielders atm. Which is not to say Mourinho is blameless.

10.) 03 Nov 2018 16:01:55
An outsider. In as much as players power is not ideal for any club, Mourinho has a big portion in the problem at United. As a Chelsea fan it's not new to us as he always divide opinion even in the dressing rooms, set the players up against himself and then turn around to play the victim.
That said, Man United have so many quality players to be struggling this season, afterall the same set of players were the closest to City last season. The worst and the likely scenario is selling very talented players that would come back to hurt United. When United win it's Mourinho but when the results are not going well then he barbs his players openly. Naturally player will get agitated.
He's not the kind of manager that United need at this time IMO.



25 Jul 2018 22:56:45
Anyone else seen the apparent quote from maguire Saying he's confident of joining united. Paper quotes tho so highly doubtful but still a rumour.


1.) 25 Jul 2018 23:49:55
Let's hope not, imagine seeing a team sheet and we've got smalling Jones and Maguire in a back 3. I'd stay well clear of Maguire, I'm hoping were still pushing to get an alderweireld deal sorted with spurs as ed002 has said. i'd be happy at the moment with a left back and a center back and we can look at right wing in January.

{Ed004's Note - I really hope we do not sign Maguire. I reckon it'll be a massive waste of money and in a year's time we will be talking about his replacement like Lindelof this year}

2.) 26 Jul 2018 00:06:07
Agreed ed, everyone talks about how good he is moving forward but what's the point in that if he can't defend. or he's wandered so far out of position he's not there to defend? We've already got a left winger who is constantly tracking towards the ball rather than excerting any energy making runs behind that everyone seems to want to keep, we don't need anymore players who are tactically unaware of the position they play in!

3.) 26 Jul 2018 05:47:51
It's on the cards.

4.) 26 Jul 2018 08:50:05
Varane and Giminez aren't available, Alderweireld is. For me them three are the only three we should be looking at. Varane I even have concerns about due to his injury record.

If we can't get any of them three then stick with what we have and give Tuanzebe a shot. As to be honest everyone else is much of a muchness and none a significant step up when you consider the cost. Bailly has been very good for us, Lindelof showed during the world cup and in the last ten games of last season that he can be very good. Jones when fit has been solid. Rojo and Smalling have their faults but do a job. And I'll say it again, I think Tuanzebe will be a superstar and I think he is ready to start playing games for the first team.

Any centre back we sign this summer is going to cost 50m+. So we if we sign one they have to be one of the absolute best or none at all.

5.) 26 Jul 2018 09:41:25
Agree shappy but would add thatwe go for someone who can give us service for a few seasons so no 29/ 30 + year olds.

6.) 26 Jul 2018 10:28:15
We’ve got a left winger who keeps tracking back towards the ball because our play is so ponderous he hardly ever gets balls played in behind at pace that he can run onto .

And instead of us playing. a high press, we drop off and he ends up playing left back so that when he does get the ball he’s 70 yards from goal .

As for Maguire, we don’t need another Jones / Smallimg especially for the money quoted.

7.) 26 Jul 2018 11:21:59
Cookyman, I would sign Alderweireld if any. But yes, I would avoid signing anyone over the age of 27/ 28 if it was me. The vast majority of players we sign over the age of 28 them to struggle with adapting. Sure there have been a few successes, Sheringham and Matic spring to mind. However, the majority of our successful transfers have been younger players who could grow into the club and they have tended to adapt easier.

Centre back is one area though I would be fine with signing a 29 year old who already had many years of EPL experience under their belt.

As I have said many time I have high hopes for Tuanzebe, so signing someone who won't block his path for more than a couple of years would be fine as long as he has a good loan to an EPL team this season.

8.) 26 Jul 2018 10:23:48
Ed, does this mean that Lindelof has been written off, completely?

{Ed004's Note - I wouldn't say written off. I just think it's very unlikely he will impress enough to become first choice cb at the club}

9.) 26 Jul 2018 11:30:45
our play is ponderous because only 2 players put the effort in to make runs without the ball (mata and lingard) . martial needs to make the runs if the players are making the pass or not if he makes the runs and they don't play the passes its not his fault but if he stands on the lefts back, strikers, or attacking midfielders toes all game then it is. stay wide and run in behind its why liverpool looked so good last year all 3 of their attacking players were all over the place keeping width and getting in behind on or off the ball if a ball is played or not. this is the desire and passion everyone craves so much its not just shown by making tackles or fouls its about running yourself into the ground for the cause even if you don't get the reward.

10.) 26 Jul 2018 12:01:27
I take your point Shappy but I think McGuire has come in for some undue criticism to be honest.

It remains to be seen if he's a viable target but I think he'd be a solid addition to our team. From what I've seen he's big, strong, very good in the air and good with the ball. He maybe lacks a yard of pace and I've heard people criticise his positioning at times but that's something that can be worked on and will prove with experience. I think he's better than what we've got (maybe Bailly apart) . He's got good pedigree and actually played in the FA youth Cup final against us with the likes of Pogba and Lingard. He's continued to improve at both Hull then Leicester and maybe he deserves a chance to play at a higher level. Sometimes we get seduced by more exotic names but I think he's a good solid player, at the right age that will continue to improve.

I think Lindelof was signed for the right reasons but I just think he lacks the physicality for the Prem League. If Jose isn't going to play him then maybe now is the time to cash in. He's had a good World Cup and I'm sure we'd get our money back at least. I'd definitely cash in on Rojo. He's perpetually injured and apart from a 15-20 game spell where he looked half decent playing next to Jones he's been pretty unspectacular to say the least. I think both Smalling and Jones are solid squad players and have served the club well. I fully agree about Tuanzebe but I'm not sure he's ready just yet.

In relation to the Martial saga just let the boy move on. It's obvious he isn't going to flourish under Mourinho and I see little point in keeping a player that is unhappy and isn't going to help the team. He may develop into a very good player but at the moment he's just not quite there and has shown little interest in fighting for his place. His next move will be crucial and if he's hankering for a move to the likes of Real or Bayern I'm certain he'll find himself in exactly the same position.

Maybe some kind of swap deal with Spurs for Son Heung-Min would interest all parties. He works tirelessly, he can play in any position across the top three including striker and scores goals.

Utd need to start getting creative if we want to see some transfer activity this summer.

11.) 26 Jul 2018 13:18:01
Tuanzebe really doesn't look ready yet for me, lot's of potential though.

12.) 26 Jul 2018 13:09:31
I would be happy to stick with Bailly and lindloff and the back and go for other positions.

13.) 26 Jul 2018 12:45:15
DLIB, I have nothing against the less exotic named or seemingly less spectacular signings. In fact in my experience they are often the ones that work out best.

However, I don't rate Maguire all that highly, and certainly not enough to spend 50-65m on him. He is a solid mid to upper half of the table player. He is strong and he has a big head. However, his positioning and reading of the game is terrible and for someone so big and strong his headed clearances often don't clear the danger area.

Leicester have been a far poorer side defensively with Maguire than they were in their title winning season.

Maguire could work in a three man back line, but we would be left wide open if we played him in a traditional back four.

Also for someone who is touted as a ball playing centre back last season for Leicester he averaged 46 passes a game with a success rate of only 78%. Smalling who is slated for his passing ability averaged 40 passes with a 87% success rate. Admittedly the reason for those stats are Smalling passes tend to be safer passes while Maguire attempts the more ambitious passes. Yet what is the point if you give the ball away more more often than not when you attempt those passes.

I don't see the fuss, if he was French, German, Spanish, Brazilian or Argentine not only would be not get the hype he is currently getting, but he would never get close to an international cap, let alone be the cornerstone of a nation teams world cup bid.

Smalling and Jones received the same hype before we signed them, however, I feel they were better players than Maguire is when we signed them.

If we have to sign an English centre back this summer I would much rather we signed Alfie Mawson, maybe not as big a lump for the high balls to hit, but ten times the defender Maguire is.

14.) 26 Jul 2018 16:25:54
Shappy - The exotic name thing wasn't aimed at you pal. In hindsight I should have omitted that. I just think Maguire is universally underrated on here but by no means am I saying he's the finished article. I think he'd be a decent signing but I understand your reservations and take your point about him maybe not being a major upgrade on we've already got. Anyway this site would be a boring place if we all had the same opinion.

15.) 26 Jul 2018 19:36:00
Why would Spurs swap one of their best players in Son for an inconsistent player like Martial. Makes no sense.

16.) 26 Jul 2018 22:45:23
Personally I think maguire looks a decent player. Big strong. Young at 25. Delivered on the big stage.
Yh he's come from nowhere but who had ever heard of vidic or Bailey? Cbs grow with experience a lot like gks. If he's being rated by some of the top scouts and coaches in the world then surely he's worth a look?

17.) 26 Jul 2018 22:49:22
I love how a lot of people are writing him off yet he played almost every game for England and we got to the semi finals. Is he a flash big name no is he a very good defender yes. Is Tuanzebe or TFM ready nope. I’d get rid of jones to get Maguire.

18.) 27 Jul 2018 08:19:10
He played almost every game for England at the world cup. England did badly at the world cup they played tunisia, Panama, Sweden, and a James Rodriguez less columbia. When we came up against any half decent side we were convincingly beaten I don't get why people think we did well? We bottled it. As for Maguire being a very good defender no he's not he's not bad but he's certainly not very good he leaves his defensive line way to often and has to make last ditch covering tackles which for some reason he gets credit for rather than being told he was in the wrong position to start. Finally tfm played a full season last year for palace, Leroy sane said he was the most difficult player he came up against why isn't he ready?




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09 Jul 2019 00:51:08
Would anyone take Diego Costa from athletico if lukaku was to leave.

He might be a wild one but he's a decent striker and he loves a battle.


1.) 09 Jul 2019 05:12:53
Costa was tremondous in his first season at Chelsea.
Unfortunately he has a bad temper, attitude and fitness issues.

2.) 09 Jul 2019 07:13:08
No, a waste of money, poor attitude.
Avoid Like the plague.

3.) 09 Jul 2019 07:30:36
I don’t think he fits the profile of player we are trying to sign. He would be a disaster if we are languishing in 10th position half way through the season.

4.) 09 Jul 2019 12:30:51
No. Tramp.



05 Jul 2019 17:59:26
so mino has come out and said pogba wants to leave


lets just hope it doesn't drag and we get the best deal.

whats everyone's thoughts on his replacement, wouldn't be hard to find one tbh

are we trying to sign Fernandez as his replacement?

will we get the 120-150 million being reported?

would love Madison/ neves (although not going ton happen)

either way the transfer window is heating up.


{Ed002's Note - Fernandes is not a Pogba replacement. Certainly Neves wouldn't be either. Ivan Rakitic and Saul are potential solutions.}

1.) 05 Jul 2019 18:11:53
Need to get pogba out before this becomes a saga. I really cannot see him leaving however. Shifting him out and bringing in Fernandes and Saúl would be great business imo.

2.) 05 Jul 2019 18:13:07
Saul would be a great signing but will Atletico sell Rodri and Saul in the same window?

3.) 05 Jul 2019 18:26:39
Saul would be best.

Maybe we should tell Mino to get De Ligt to sign for us then we will let pogba go to Madrid I am sure he will earn more.

I hope we stick to our guns on price, and us for the money up front, about time we played hardball on transfers.

4.) 05 Jul 2019 18:19:32
Ed002, is it true that Saul has a very complicated contract situation involving a Jorge Mendes company called Quality Football?

If so, do you believe a deal to get him to United could be very difficult to get across the line?


{Ed002's Note - Not any longer. Third party ownership is a thing of the past in all but a few countries.}

5.) 05 Jul 2019 18:19:53
If Pogba is adamant he wants to leave, then can hand in a transfer request. Raiola wants the best deal for everyone of his players, slap a price tag of £180 million on Pogba. We constantly get bent over a barrel with prices. We need to stand firm on this. It's so disrespectful. If his intentions are to leave, then that's fine. But to have your agent come out and say it to you says everything about him. Get that rat put of the club.

Once again Ed002 you were spot on about the Pogba saga.

6.) 05 Jul 2019 18:36:13
Saul would be a fantastic replacement. He will be expensive and I do wonder if he'd actually be allowed to leave Madrid considering some of the players that have already left. And would he even want to come?

7.) 05 Jul 2019 18:44:48
Be glad to see the back of Pogba and this saga.
He is a great player but I can’t stand the circus. Just feel it is an unwanted distraction for the other players, the club and fans.

You just don’t have the same media coverage or hype with Salah, KDB, Silva, Eriksen, Kane etc.

Utd should be about a team and not a star player.

Thanks Pogba and no hard feelings but hopefully you get your move and Utd get a decent fee.

8.) 05 Jul 2019 18:26:09
ED02 mentioned ages ago that if Pogba were to leave Saul may be an expensive replacement.

ED02 — any idea how much AM would look for?

If we were to sign Fernandes and Saul that would certainly add something to our midfield.

{Ed002's Note - They would look to the €150M that scared of Manchester City and caused them to move for Rodri - and there is no guarantee at all that the player would look to drop down a level.}

9.) 05 Jul 2019 18:27:14
ED002 would Saul consider Utd as they are in the Europa league.

{Ed002's Note - I don't know, but there is no guarantee at all that the player would be open to dropping down a level and OGS is hardly a big draw.}

10.) 05 Jul 2019 18:39:08
Thanks Ed002, and yes you were right again.

Personally, I believe that Saul would be a fantastic option as long as he would truly want to come and play here.

11.) 05 Jul 2019 18:55:52
If/ when Pogba leaves we better call Saul.

12.) 05 Jul 2019 18:59:01
How is Saul a perfect replacement of Pogba? He is hardly involved in scoring goals or assisting them.

13.) 05 Jul 2019 19:24:05
About time a club stood firm to these agents and players. I would tell pogba he is staying this year get his head down and he can go next year or cry and he will besat in the reserves all season. It wouldn't effect his price and can we really attract a top level replacement when we can only offer mickey mouse thursday night cup.

{Ed002's Note - Players come and go - they are transient employees. Will you be upset with Pinho if Fernandes joins from Sporting? Were you upset with Fellaini's agent when he left?}

14.) 05 Jul 2019 19:50:11
Becks most of pogbas goals were pens. And other than his assists he offered very little which

Ed does saul have a similar contract clause like most players in Spain. Like rodi.

I know you don't like talking about the ins and outs of stuff like that.


{Ed002's Note - All players do in Spain.}

15.) 05 Jul 2019 20:12:15
Ed002 you have once again been proven right.

Please, if you were to recommend a replacement for Pogba and also a central defender that would be an upgrade, suit the Man United "way" and not be a saga or bad transfer.

I just wish Manchester United will seek Ed002 for directions on transfers, academy and DoF/ technical roles. When I see the shambles that we are and then the golden words of knowledge from Ed002, aaah! A man can only wish.

{Ed002's Note - Thank you for the kind words. If Manchester United can find a way to sign Saul it would be a terrific move. Ivan Rakitic brings a great deal of experience and he gets a decent number of goals - against him is his age and it being no more than a short term fix - but at the right price he will still be in the frame. Others that have been considered have their pros and cons - Idrissa Gueye is seen as not a great choice by at least one person at MU; Rodri has moved to Manchester City; Carlos Rodriguez makes zero sense; Youri Tielemans has been seen as a cheap CM option if Pogba leaves - a long term favourite of Mr Mourinho again but seemingly heading elsewhere; Giovani Lo Celso has been looked at but after Real Betis signed him and are looking to treble their money (in reality they might be able to double it - but they are asking $75M) it is Spurs who are looking to use the money that will come from a sale to boost their midfield further.}

16.) 05 Jul 2019 21:33:31
Hi Ed hope you’re well. Just wondering, with everything you’ve just said, if we have any interest in Milinkovic Savic? I think we did last year and would hope we would consider him as a replacement for Pogba. Thanks.

{Ed002's Note - Mr Mourinho did.}

17.) 05 Jul 2019 21:55:30
I'm just stating facts. I've taken your words places and never been let down. It's a testament to the efforts you put - and all the other Eds. Long may it continue and I wish you all ascension to greater heights.

Thank you so much for the info Ed. I wouldn't mind Saul and Rakitic tbh.

18.) 05 Jul 2019 22:52:05
God, I'd give my left nut for Saul.

{Ed002's Note - We will hold you to that.}

19.) 05 Jul 2019 23:47:24
Ogs looks like he wants to play a 433 so if u have a holding midfielder and sign Bruno Fernandes who is an attacking midfielder u have to get the balance right and look to sign a central midfielder who can do a bit of both link play and get into the box sometimes and provide assists.

20.) 06 Jul 2019 00:19:43
I often wonder what saf thinks of these debacles, never would have happened in his day, shows how astute he was in judgement of players and agents.

21.) 06 Jul 2019 05:04:28
Yes under sir alex ferguson a player never came out and openly questioned the ambition of the club and the direction of the team releasing a statement through his agent before a champions league game.

Then got a new 5 year contract. That never happened lol.

22.) 06 Jul 2019 06:12:43
I was reading an article which said that 40% of Saul's transfer fee would go to an Irish firm called Quality Football which is run by Mendes and Kenyon.
Then if Athletico go against Quality Football's wishes and don't sell him, Athletico have to pay them compensation, sounds insane but how much of that is true Ed?

23.) 06 Jul 2019 09:22:52
You all conveniently miss Ed002’s pertinent point about OGS hardly being a big draw for players. All the talk of Saúl and other top players but I refer to the point I made weeks ago, will they believe OGS can give them the silverware they crave. Many fans don’t think so so I expect players will think the same. So they either come for our history or the money. The decision makers have turned us into Liverpool of 5 years ago, the difference is we don’t have owners who will drive or demand success on the pitch.

24.) 06 Jul 2019 07:10:10
So Mino has openly stated that 'everybody' at United are aware of Pogba's desire to leave the club but. has Pogba actually lodged a 'request' to be released? The yes/ no answer to that will affect the selling price and compensation due sale and termination of contract. I've not yet seen a statement suggesting that Pogba has officially asked to leave. Personally I believe given the circumstances he should go.

{Ed002's Note - Why are you making such a big deal of this? You have known about it for a very long time and he is simply a player who wants to move on.}

25.) 06 Jul 2019 09:58:44
And don’t forget Red Man, WE DON’T HAVE A PLAN!

26.) 06 Jul 2019 10:33:16

To correct you, OGS may have a plan but is it the right one or are we heading or more like hurtling in the wrong direction? Some decisions seem unbelievable for a well planned club, Ashley Young captain, a long term contract for Pereira, contract decisions on Jones, Smalling.

There needs to be more than a plan, it needs a strategy driven by what the owners want, that defines the plan. But I am sure you knew that.

On Pogba he is likely reticent to put in a transfer request because he would lose millions. There is noise from him and agent hoping we just get rid but on this the club should be firm and he needs to make the request. There will be no shortage of those willing to drive him where he wants to go.

The other point on Pogba is how this impacts our business strategy, losing all those media clicks when he goes. I imagine our sponsors won’t be enamoured either so I wouldn’t be surprised if there is a media click opportunity signing at some point.

27.) 06 Jul 2019 12:30:49
I was only teasing Red Man, as you say there have been some very odd decisions in recent years.

There’s nothing wrong with extending contracts as long as the salaries being paid still allows us to sell should we want or need to. I like the current approach of young energetic (and hopefully hungry) players but we do need to supplement with experience.

I still hold that Pogba is a problem, as is Sanchez, and it would be better for everyone if they left. Not sure Lukaku is a problem but don’t see him fitting the mould.

We’ve got Wan Bissaka and James, let’s take a punt and say we sign Fernandez and a CB. If Pogba leaves for big money we should immediately reinvest. McT grew into his role last year and will hopefully continue to impress. That would leave up front as a potential problem.

Players come and whilst you have mentioned strategy, I think culture is just as important. Remove the ‘toxic’ players, bring in hungry eager new ones, and the atmosphere changes immediately. Simplistic yes, but also very relevant,

28.) 06 Jul 2019 13:45:34
Agree. AJH.

29.) 06 Jul 2019 14:30:40
Ed002, I'm nearly 50. It's no use to me any more. I'd maybe even throw in the right one as well.



18 Jun 2019 01:13:27
i don't get how we go about our transfers

40 million bid gets rejected so we bid 35 million with 15 in ad ons.

is an extra 10 million on top of our first offer really that much its going to damage our finance.

so frustrating seeing the likes of Madrid and other teams get business done so quick and simple.

i understand its prob a difficult process but to bid less than first offered as an initial payment then add some extra money threw add ons when the whole world knows palace would accept 50 million straight up.

just pay the money and move on to other targets.

and before anyone says 50 million is a lot for a player of his age etc etc.

football has changed.

can see us wasting all window on trying to sign a rb, trying to tell pogba to stay and still end up with young playing right back.


1.) 18 Jun 2019 04:47:37
I understand your frustration but paying 50 M for a 21 full back without European experience and essentially one good season of football will set the wrong precedent. I think going all out for AWB in terms of price will set the wrong precedent for the signings following that.

2.) 18 Jun 2019 06:18:10
Thats a valid point theCarnotCycle.

3.) 18 Jun 2019 07:23:40
You are taking what you see on Sky Sports as gospel.

Also I don’t get the Madrid fascination on here. We aren’t in the same competition as them, and there will always be other teams who sign players fast than any other club. Somebody has to.

James is done, it seems Bruno, AWB and a centre back are being worked on. Things seem to be moving at a good pace. It’s still June.

No point in guessing and making negative comments like we will be starting with Young at RB when we are clearly making an effort to bring in players.

Roll on August.



17 Jun 2019 08:24:35
So you can't buy a top with pogba on the back on the United website he's not one of the options. Well you couldn't early this morning

Hopefully this doesn't drag in all summer.


1.) 17 Jun 2019 09:09:36
When you post nonsense like this do you even check yourself?
The rumour came out yesterday about pogbas number and I could still get his name and number then as I can now.

2.) 17 Jun 2019 10:25:29
Incredible nonsense.

3.) 17 Jun 2019 11:07:04
If you buy a top with Pogba on the back you are either 7 years old, a fool or one of those vegetables who embraced the dab. Gives me the shivers.

4.) 17 Jun 2019 12:10:25
well FZZ the link i got sent was from today or i would have posted it yesterday hense the "early THIS morning comment"

5.) 17 Jun 2019 21:39:38
Been clicking your own agree button by any chance.

Pogbas shirt hasn't been removed at all. So never mind links you have been sent, go onto the website and check for yourself.



06 Jun 2019 16:31:26
someone i know has said they have been told by someone who works within "the footballing circle"

what ever that means that we have offered sturridge a 3 year contract and it will be announced soon

i think he might be just on a wind up but hey ho there you go.


1.) 06 Jun 2019 16:33:48
Of course its a wind up. He's injury prone garbage.

2.) 06 Jun 2019 16:44:42
anything is possible with woodward.

3.) 06 Jun 2019 17:04:44
I'd rather sign Marlon harewood.

4.) 06 Jun 2019 18:45:22
Hasnt he signed for that recently formed club in glasgow.

5.) 07 Jun 2019 09:50:36
Well we did sign Michael Owen.




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17 Jul 2019 15:33:08
still 3 weeks to go. we want the right deals nothing needs to be rushed.

we could have the perfect window if reports are to be true

wan bissaka
and dave signing a new deal

and possibly longstaff

if come the end of the window with all of the above we would have improved the team massively

im still expecting some players to go.

im not sure we will go for a RW this window and i don't think we would replace lukaku

and if pogba goes we need another cm.




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14 Jul 2019 17:12:51
Well pep wanted him so he xant be that bad can he.




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12 Jul 2019 19:06:47
Not if they can't meet Uniteds valuation.

Same goes for any club we had to meet wb valuation.

Lukaku is under contract.




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11 Jul 2019 20:28:07
Jred or Maybe he is an agent.




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11 Jul 2019 11:21:20
would use rather we sign maguire or milenkovic.





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17 Jul 2019 20:28:08
Yeah let's sell the player for cheap because he doesn't want to be here.

Makes sense.


{Ed002's Note - Who has sugested this. The post simply re-inforces the point that you have little (or mor probably) no grasp at all about how tranfers work, and in particular how Manchester United works. Zippo.}



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17 Jul 2019 15:47:44
pogba and his agent especially should have been professional on going about leaving,

why the need to come out publicly the pair of them i get he wants to leave but don't act petty and try force the club to sell him we don't have to sell him

at the end of the day pogba has a contract so unless someone meets the valuation he needs to honor the paper he signed.

if someone wants to buy him then pay up otherwise he has to be a man and get his head down and play for the club he is contracted to.


{Ed002's Note - In what way were they not professional. The club has known for a year? I have explained it for the past year. You have an extremely naive view about the transfer process. You want sanchez to stay and honor his contract sucking vast sums of money out of the club, potentially blocking the recruitment of others? It is like some sort of horrible joke this sustained lack of understanding about the club and the business.}



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17 Jul 2019 14:28:03
we shouldn't have to change some players around

world class players perform week in week out with whoever and wherever they are put.

pogba needs a midfield that do all the work so he can look good doing nothing

thats not how it works.

quicker pogba goes the better.




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14 Jul 2019 20:46:25
Lindeloff is actually not as slow as you think. Its because he is rarely caught out of position so you don't see him full on sprinting.

We have been crying out for a settled defence for years now

Get 2/ 3 central mids and a rw and it would be the perfect window for us

And if lukaku and pogba go try and replace.




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12 Jul 2019 14:45:58
i think the target should and will be getting back into the top 4.

obviously the fitness and work rate needs to be improved and work on not being so soft at the back.

but everyone else is going to get better so we can't rest,

this season is prob one of the biggest in the clubs recent history.