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09 Aug 2018 10:09:43
Do you still expect a CB and RW to come in Ed001, even this late in the window? Remember you saying RW is a priority position a few days ago, hopeful.


{Ed001's Note - no mate, I think it is finished now but you never know, deals can be done quickly if the selling club needs to sell.}

1.) 09 Aug 2018 10:24:42
Most likely a CB Ed? Reports saying Spurs want player + cash for Alderweireld, get him in and i'll be a lot more excited for the season.

{Ed001's Note - it is hard to say as it is dependant on other teams and moves going through.}

2.) 09 Aug 2018 10:31:27
If they are sellling Kurzawa it is probably because they are confident in getting Sandro.

3.) 09 Aug 2018 10:39:13

This just goes to show that it’s all about shiny new signings for some people, if we don’t sign anyone then so be it, I’m still excited for the new season, one player isn’t going TJ chabge that and we would probably just get him cheap in January anyway, that’s only 4 months away.

4.) 09 Aug 2018 10:44:43
Gds we've all been pointing out the weaknesses in this team for at least 2 seasons. I think its right to assume most of us expected those to be sorted out thus summer. Jose has also pointed out said weaknesses and says he asked for 5 players to address them. He got 1 and 1 for the future. Not really adequate is it.

5.) 09 Aug 2018 10:45:47
You’re right GDS2, one player wouldn’t change anything. Just like if we hadn’t signed RVP we still would have won the league, absolute toff mate.

6.) 09 Aug 2018 10:54:23
GDS2 - I agree some people want signings for signings sake. But do you think we have done anything like enough to close the gap on City with our pre-season?

Any honest Utd fan will not be confident that we are now 19 points better, or City are 19 points worse (or a mix)? If anything the gap looks like widening and that is without factoring in the other competition. We were very fortunate to amass the points tally we did last season, now we have an even grumpier manager (deals not happened), grumpier squad if all the interview/ press are to be believed and no new brainwave with the way we play if friendly tactics are anything to go by. We had our luck last season if you ask me, this season we are in for a Moyes like season if we aren't careful results wise and more of the same performance wise.

Signings were essential this summer, more so than ever. Yet we have labored again, just like we do on the pitch.

Utd should be fighting for titles, not happy to just take part.

7.) 09 Aug 2018 11:03:14
Of course it is GDS, not like we actually NEED players to improve the team, probably moaning about the lack of width last season. 🤷‍♂️.

8.) 09 Aug 2018 11:10:54

I never said one player wouldn't make us better, just that I am still excited for the new season, am I not allowed to be because we might not win the league?

9.) 09 Aug 2018 11:17:15
Beast, the majority of those nineteen points were negative results against the poorest teams in the league, get it right against those teams and the gap and the seemingly unbridgeable chasm that some fans allude to doesn't seem that great. City had a great season last year and that is undeniable but the rest of the chasers blew hot and cold and couldn't put a run together to make the league semi interesting.

10.) 09 Aug 2018 11:49:28
Sky sports at it again with their lies just trying to keep people tuned into their deadline day claptrap.

11.) 10 Aug 2018 09:01:30
@GDS2 well this obviously all your fault. How dare you write a positive, full of encouragement, chirpy, just what the doctor ordered, wonderful, vibrant, supportive and optimistic comment here :)



05 Aug 2018 15:43:09
Do you feel as if we will get Willian Ed001? Doesn't seem like anything is happening, only 4/ 5 days left and it's a priority position. Remember Ed002 saying Mourinho wants to sort out the lack of width in the team, only a RB added so far.


{Ed001's Note - no I think Willian will stay put. Sarri is certainly keen to keep him.}

1.) 05 Aug 2018 16:09:13
Oh crap😓, can you see any other rw coming in Ed?

{Ed001's Note - I am sure someone will arrive for that position yes.}

2.) 05 Aug 2018 16:31:12
ED001, if you were the manager, who woukd you sign as a RW?

{Ed001's Note - Pulisic.}

3.) 05 Aug 2018 16:47:11
Ed1, is that something that you know or is that something like a feeling that someone would arrive? Given that we had been linked with Willian throughout the window, it seems like an anti-climax that he won't be coming in. Thanks for the inputs.

{Ed001's Note - that is seen as the main priority position that you have spent all summer trying to buy for, so I don't expect United to just give up because they can't get Willian.}

4.) 05 Aug 2018 17:24:11
Its all a case of who else is on the list and who's available.

5.) 05 Aug 2018 18:07:50
It might well be Dembele with Pogba moving the other way.

6.) 06 Aug 2018 03:57:26
Cheers ED001. How highly do you rate pulisic?

{Ed001's Note - he is extremely talented with a very good application to training. It is that which should see him go really far in the game. His parents are both professional sports coaches and so he grew up in an environment where he was shown that he needed to be dedicated and work hard to succeed and they are still big influences on him now. Plus he is a United fan, which could potentially add that tiny bit that makes the difference between a good player and a great player.}

7.) 06 Aug 2018 09:31:28
Cheers ED001.

{Ed001's Note - very welcome mate.}



03 Aug 2018 15:02:58
According to the 'London Press👀', we've agreed a deal with Spurs for Alderweireld, £55m five year deal. Discussing personal terms, hopefully true.


1.) 03 Aug 2018 15:28:51
Be a great signing if true.

2.) 03 Aug 2018 15:58:43
Read same thing and immediately after saw another headline on Sky sports this time; Yerry Mina agrees terms with Man Utd lol.

3.) 03 Aug 2018 16:19:46
Could we be going for both?

4.) 03 Aug 2018 16:31:48
Could be if he wants to play a back 3.

5.) 03 Aug 2018 16:32:07
Maybe if Rojo and Smalling both leave.

6.) 03 Aug 2018 16:38:48
Eric - I think so too. A back 3 would suit us well, especially if we move Pogba on and let mata/ Lingard play at 10. Willian on one wing with Young on another - we will never attack with both wingers anyway. Will give Sanchez the chance to play up top with Lukaku who looked immense against Brazil in that position. Toby’s passing out of defence is also outstanding which is needed with a back 3.

7.) 03 Aug 2018 18:31:25
If we ship out Rojo, smalling and get mina, Toby . it would be fantastic.

8.) 03 Aug 2018 18:49:45
It would be great to get Toby. but doesn't sort out the rw and I carnt see us getting anyone for that position. but never say never transfer deadline not till Thurs a lot can happen from now till then or am I dreaming lol.

9.) 03 Aug 2018 22:12:04
I don’t know why on earth anyone would keep Phil Jones ahead of Mike Smalling. Jones has an injury record that could rival Darren Anderton. Admittedly, he played well for the few months he was fit and got a run in the team last year, he has rarely done it for United while Smalling has proved he is more than capable of putting in good - very good performances and has played with more consistency than either Jones or Rojo.

I’m far from a Smalling fan, however he is definitely a more reliable performer than Rojo or Jones and gives the medical department less of a headache. As a 3rd or 4th choice CB, Smalling over those two any day of the week.

As long as we can get some quality CB’s in that is. Unlikely though. Both Mina and Alderweireld have been mentioned a lot this week, both would be an upgrade on all three, so it would be positive business from Jose if he were to pull off a 2 in / 2 out move this summer. Alderweireld giving us the leadership, quality in possession and balls we are lacking at CB.

Also, Mike Smalling for the golden boot this year.

10.) 03 Aug 2018 23:56:10

Maybe it has to do with the fact that once Smalling is around, Jose will always have a reason to play him (cos he's almost always fit) .

So naturally, we want him out of the way.

As for Jones, it'll be unlikely that he'll ever be more than a sub or backup (due to several reasons top of which is staying fit) .

11.) 04 Aug 2018 08:57:12
I would love to see us switch to a three at the back system, I think it works best for the players we have. However, under Mourinho it will only ever be used occasionally. He has said several times on tour that he is only using that system because of the players he has available on tour.

Once the season starts it will be 4231/ 433.

12.) 04 Aug 2018 11:04:57
Shappy was the idea behind signing Lindelof not using him in a back 3 with perisic as a wing back? Could still be an outside chance of that maybe? I think a back 3 of bailly and Lindelof either side of Toby would be very strong. Fosu mensah also looking decent playing there in pre season with his pace.
I doubt we will sign a wing back but maybe shaw and Mitchell could do enough on the left or young who played there for England.

13.) 04 Aug 2018 13:06:00
Man Utd have regressed. this was a tactic LVG wanted to implement. at the time he wanted to sign Vermaelan who joined Barcelona instead as United were taking too long. few years later and its similar situation. this seems the way Ed Woodward does his business and possibly why that Javier Ribalta decided to move on.



28 Jul 2018 07:42:16
Now, it may be because i'm tired and have misread but i think Alderweireld will be done, don't kill me for posting a rumour, on a rumours page lol.


1.) 28 Jul 2018 08:31:36
I hope so, rather have him than Maguire.

2.) 28 Jul 2018 09:51:41
Everyday of the week Matt, Alderweireld and Willian (given he can perform every week), along with Fred, return of Andreas and a fully fit Sanchez, i think we'll have a very good team. Wonder what's happening with Bale though? He's be a dream.

3.) 28 Jul 2018 10:16:39
I wouldn’t mind Willian, but with rumours going round Chelsea declined Barca’s 60Mill+ bids then I would stay away. Not worth that much, around 30-40Mill mark sounds about right.

4.) 28 Jul 2018 11:29:43
Everton paying 50m for Richarlison and you say Willian for 30?

5.) 28 Jul 2018 13:42:51
Got to take age into account.

6.) 28 Jul 2018 13:45:05
Willian turns 30 before the start of the season. Pace is a big part of his game and he has 3 year max left at the top.

Richarlison on the other hand has another 10 years of top level football a head of him. He is growing and developing and has the potential to improve.

Whereas, Willian has plateaued. Also William's wages would be far higher than Richarlison's.

7.) 28 Jul 2018 14:10:47
When will you stop with this "he is young, he has potential"? Are we a selling club that develops players for other clubs. We have good youth teams, we develop our young playes. And we have to buy good, proven players. William turns 30, it's not like he turns 35.Plus Richarlison has potential but you rather have him over Willian? Football is not a game of age is a game where you've got it or you don't. Simple as that.

8.) 28 Jul 2018 17:50:53
Listen ziko if jose says white there are a few who will say black at every opportunity. Even if they are making sense or not best to laugh it off.

9.) 28 Jul 2018 18:59:11
Bloody Samsung again, eh? :D.



19 Jul 2018 18:34:26
Any reason why we've only made one first team signing Ed001? Is Woodward penny pinching again? Also, are the club still looking for a sporting director? Thanks.


{Ed001's Note - your final question is the main issue. That should have long been sorted by now.}

1.) 19 Jul 2018 19:32:53
Makes sense Ed, can tell they only care about the £££. Literally no planning/ strategy at the club anymore, quite shocking but laughable at the same time, getting very frustrating now. Is there a chance a director will be coming in soon or has that ship 'sailed'?

{Ed001's Note - I really expected it to be done by now. The club have decided to go with one, so it is just a matter of time as the plan has not been shelved.}

2.) 19 Jul 2018 19:36:26
May be down to a bloated overpaid squad that is impossible to shift to make room for new arrivals.

3.) 19 Jul 2018 19:55:53
Heck I'll do the job. I'm cheap. 25k a year will do me plus expenses.

4.) 19 Jul 2018 21:07:37
Il do it for 22.5k mort and il sort my own expenses 😁.

5.) 20 Jul 2018 06:32:41
I'll do it on 20k mate :)

6.) 20 Jul 2018 10:47:25
Step aside lads, I'll do it for 5m a year as long as I get a 10m signing on fee. Ed Woodward only likes to sign people for massively over inflated fees. Lol.

7.) 20 Jul 2018 18:24:48
Do you know Ed who we are looking at as sporting director if anyone?

{Ed001's Note - I don't mate sorry.}

8.) 20 Jul 2018 19:57:52
Tell ya what, il take the sporting director role.

And i will deputise u all as my advisors. but u must keep ronnie at a minimum.

9.) 20 Jul 2018 22:25:55
No worries Ed thanks.




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08 Nov 2018 18:13:09
Shocking start to the season, looked like Jose was going at one point, players looked lost but all of a sudden we've completely turned it around, huge results in the last few weeks and long may that continue, certainly need one on Sunday. One things for sure, we need a CB in january at any cost, get one in and should get top 4 as long as we no more than 3 points off come January. Icing on the cake would be a CB AND a RW, right side is non-existent atm.


{Ed002's Note - Once were lost but now they are found. Sounds like a song.}

1.) 08 Nov 2018 18:49:52
Want to hear the rest of it Ed002?

{Ed002's Note - Sure.}

2.) 08 Nov 2018 21:43:24
I've got this one but need I'm not sure how it'll end yet:
At first I was afraid, I was petrified
Kept thinking I could never live without you by my side
But then I spent so many nights thinking how you did me wrong
And I grew strong, and I learned how to get along

And so you're back from outer space
I just walked in to find you here with that sad look upon your face
I should have changed that stupid lock
I should have made you leave your key
If I had known for just one second you'd be back to bother me.

3.) 08 Nov 2018 22:47:59
I thought it was Amazing Grace!

4.) 08 Nov 2018 21:31:44
I think you should check out the Ricky Baker song.

5.) 09 Nov 2018 11:13:45
Primal scream, Moving on Up.



07 Nov 2018 22:00:12
Lost. For. Words! Wow, what a huge huge win! Unbelivable, massive win. Credit to Jose and the players again, another win towards the end of the game, another comeback, becoming a theme under Jose. COME ON UNITED!


1.) 07 Nov 2018 22:07:51
Props to lindoff again.

2.) 07 Nov 2018 22:19:29
I feel sorry for the fans who turned their back on the team a few weeks ago, they have missed a great time to support us, what a win tonight, Jose has done incredibly well to turn this around since the Newcastle game, I wonder what we can do this season.

3.) 07 Nov 2018 22:56:20
I couldn't care less about those fans. I've more respect and admiration for fans of city and liverpool than i do united fans who turn their back on the club.
Id still be watching us in div 2
We are far from out of the woods yet but one thing for sure is jose is not finished.

4.) 08 Nov 2018 08:30:21
That must be a joke.



30 Oct 2018 13:53:29
Question for Ed001 if you are around, what do you think of Victor Lindelof? Or your opinion of him?


{Ed001's Note - decent defender, good on the ball but a little on the weak side. He is adjusting though and becoming more robust as he gets more games. His main issue is his defensive partner - Smalling is all over the place and it is messing with any chance of him showing decent positional sense. If he gets a partner alongside him he can work with, I think he will be a very good long term choice at centre back.}

1.) 30 Oct 2018 14:08:26
Definitely agree with you on him being on the weak side, though it's improving. Said it last week after the Juve game that he needs to play with a better CB, no-one can excel playing alonside Smalling, if anything they get worse. Maybe Jose can see how good Lindelof can be so he hasn't really took him out of the team this season, nor criticised him. Haven't really seen Koulibaly but meant to be very good, him or Alderweireld alongside Lindelof would be excellent.

2.) 30 Oct 2018 14:37:12
Hopefully jose, woodward or whoever deals with transfers can make room for a new centre back in january.

We have the likes of jones, rojo, smalling and bailly who have been in and out of favour with Mourinho and at least 3 if not all 4 should be allowed to find new clubs.

I think jones and smallings contracts are up in the summer, do posters think they should be renewed?

Also on a side note what were the club thinking giving rojo a 5 year contract in 2016?

3.) 30 Oct 2018 15:25:03
Would definitely keep Bailly, the rest can go.

4.) 30 Oct 2018 15:49:08
I think Bailly ha been treated unfairly.
Smalling has made plenty of mistakes.
At the time Bailky became the fll guy for the poor team performances.

5.) 30 Oct 2018 16:00:08
The thing with Bailly, Smalling, Rojo and Jones - they are all scrappy defenders, the type suited to teams that are under the kosh and throw their head where most wouldn't put their feet!

Whilst we have been pretty awful for a while now compared to our previous standards, these type of 'last ditch defenders' rarely get to play to their strengths, on the ball they are poor, positionally they are poor (which is why they fly around) and they don't have footballing brains.

We need to sign defensive players who ooze authority, calmness and a clever nastiness. Most of our current batch are guys that would be first over the trench as cannon fodder, we need a general or even a Rambo (stealthy but effective) - not fodder.

Doing this will also mean we can sack off Matic and the role he plays, that extra man in midfield we can push forward so we can actually focus on attack, which will help strengthen the defence. So many things to change (proper RB as well, maybe Sidibe will be gettable in Jan), but fundamentally I get why Jose wanted CB's but he would probably just buy the wrong type again.

3 years in and I still see glaring holes, players not suited to one another's game, a lack of cohesion everywhere. Some nice inter-play on Sunday though, so hopefully he will stop tinkering and let a settled team form bonds.

6.) 30 Oct 2018 16:03:48
The reason Lindelof has improved in the last few games is due to a massive increase in his strength and aggression, it has been very noticeable, he is still prone to the odd terrible ball out but he is generally good with the ball at his feet, better than any of our other central defenders anyway. I think until Jan I would play him with Rojo and see what happens.

7.) 30 Oct 2018 16:39:40
agree there beast.

maybe that's one of the reason we were linked with the likes of godin and bonunchi. we are in need of an experienced defender.

the likes of Jones and smalling should have learnt from rio and vidic but they have only gone backwards since.

8.) 30 Oct 2018 17:19:37
Smalling jones and rojo should all be binned. Bailly could go either way it depends on what the issue is there. We do need an old head to guide them. Lindelof, Shaw and dalot have a lot of potential. Add in Tuanzebe etc. Just needs an old head.

9.) 30 Oct 2018 18:13:34
I don’t think it has helped that he has had to cover the left centre back position but I have really liked what I have seen over the last few games. If we could buy an experienced ‘left’ centre back who is postionally sound and move Lindelof to the right I think he could be outstanding for us.

10.) 30 Oct 2018 19:59:59
Lindelof is a good covering defender, watches runs well and usually gets there, makes it difficult to get a shot in, almost a bit of a sweeper. He isn’t an organiser, commander or leader, he doesn’t take the first header. He doesn’t easily move out to cover his full back, almost like he needs telling when to go out to cover. He needs a commander next to him, but unfortunately he has Smalling. Smallings tackle for their penalty on Sunday was utterly ridiculous and where was Smalling when David Luiz crashed the header against the post. Smalling is too inconsistent and doesn’t command a defence. Lindelof with a good strong commanding defensive leader alongside may not be a bad player.

11.) 30 Oct 2018 22:49:42
I posted during LVG’s first season that Chris Smalling should donate his salary and match fee to the other 10 players on the pitch with him and got slated for it. Chris Smalling is one of the single worst players I’ve seen at united in the last 25 years. Jones is ten times the defender, the lad unfortunately is injury prone.

12.) 30 Oct 2018 22:52:20
I like lindelof but as all said above, his defensive partner has always been lacking imo. Bailly would in my eyes and should have been the perfect partner but he has had a few dodgy moments and again does not look like he is massively built. We need a commander. Koulibaly would be my pick. But what i'd give for vidic in his prime right now.

13.) 31 Oct 2018 00:52:17
Would prefer Ferdinand or Stam Redwhiskey.

14.) 31 Oct 2018 03:20:43
Pallister would do nicely.

15.) 31 Oct 2018 11:28:06
I think Chris Smalling is a visitor here going on the number of dislikes.

16.) 31 Oct 2018 22:30:53
Good post beast. I agree with a lot of that.



28 Oct 2018 14:03:37
Team leaked 3 hours before kick off, cannot be happening. De Gea, Valencia Smalling Linfelof Shaw, Fred Matic Pogba, Mata Rashford Martial.

Whoever is leaking the team must be found ASAP.


{Ed025's Note - the fella picking it needs sorting out first scholesy.. :)

1.) 28 Oct 2018 14:14:30
We shall banter after we beat you Ed025 lol.

{Ed025's Note - i look forward to it mate.. :)

2.) 28 Oct 2018 15:05:22
Maybe valencia released it😂😂😂.

3.) 28 Oct 2018 15:20:37
It was in English 😂.

4.) 28 Oct 2018 15:22:54
I worry about the potential fluidity of Everton's front three, Bernard, Richalson and Walcott could cause us a lot of problems. Especially if Sigurdson has a good day pulling the strings.

{Ed025's Note - lets hope so shappy.. :)

5.) 28 Oct 2018 15:49:00
Would also liked to have seen Herrera replace Matic, big fan of Matic but needs to be rotated a lot more to see the best of him.

6.) 28 Oct 2018 18:07:19
Are you still looking forward to it Ed? 😁.

{Ed025's Note - not really scholesy, you were the better side i feel and martial the difference between the 2 sides, im happy with our progress though as we are a million miles from where we were under fat sam, when we get a centre forward in january it may be a different result at our place mate..

7.) 28 Oct 2018 18:34:17
Fair assessment Ed, a lot better on the ball this season than you were last season though, goodluck for the rest of the season, apart from when we play you at your place lol.

{Ed025's Note - right back at ya mate..



24 Oct 2018 16:13:37
Away from the result, anyone feel as if yesterday's performance could be a turning point for Lindelof? Or is the team just too all over the place for him to actually perform consistently?


1.) 24 Oct 2018 16:47:54
I think his performances in Europe have generally been good, he needs to bring that form into the Premier League as if he plays like last night it would be a massive help for us.

2.) 24 Oct 2018 17:31:13
Think the continous changing of the team has made it difficult for him, seems like the type of player that had to come into a settled team (defence) alongside an experienced CB, andreading of the game was excellent yesterday night by the way.




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13 Nov 2018 18:30:27
Thanks Ed002, brilliant as always. Also surprised Jones isn't on the list, needs to be the first one out. And how would it be possible for Alexis Sanchez to leave on a free transfer Ed002? Isn't that when a player's contract has run down?


{Ed002's Note - I missed Jones. Players with no contract are Out of Contract players, but a club may elect to let a player leave for free.}



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31 Oct 2018 10:05:38
Mata, Herrera stay, rest can leave. would give Mata a year-one rolling contract tbf.




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08 Oct 2018 15:37:46
You're the man Ed002, thanks.




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08 Oct 2018 15:06:57
Thanks Ed.


{Ed002's Note - The termination clause relates to a one year extension to his existing contract not to either this season nor a new contract.}




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15 Nov 2018 18:36:36
Aren't 16 out of 20 PL clubs still refusing to pay their staff the recommended living wage Ed001? Funny how they can fork out £250,000 each and give it to man who's already rich as f***.


{Ed001's Note - exactly. Disgusting mate.}



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13 Nov 2018 18:45:43
Chose the best team, with the most money again then Danny lol.




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08 Nov 2018 18:49:52
Want to hear the rest of it Ed002?


{Ed002's Note - Sure.}



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08 Nov 2018 18:10:05
Yeh its definitely happening, lose on the weekend and he's gone. Also; Earth is flat and Queens a lizard! 😂😂😂.




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07 Nov 2018 21:01:20
Shaw needs to tuck in, closer to Lindelof. Quite a few Juve attacks have come from his side, they're excellent at passing from deep. Pogba needs to do better and a bit of belief upfront is needed.