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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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14 Sep 2018 19:56:24
3 month injury, 3 weeks later KDB returns to training, how does that work out?


1.) 14 Sep 2018 20:27:49
Maybe Pep actually is god?

2.) 14 Sep 2018 22:03:17
Or Pep's "special" doctor is.

3.) 14 Sep 2018 23:34:35
They've not done too badly without him.

4.) 15 Sep 2018 09:32:49
look into - Eufemiano Fuentes and Barcelona (the bit where they have some evidence but nothing happens is my favourite part)
Guidiola and his failed nandrolone tests.
Dr. Segura And his reappointment at Barcelona when pep took over.
Hans-Wilhelm Muller-Wohlfahrt, a chap with some very interesting techniques and a world leader in injury recovery got booted out of Bayern and replaced by a Pep doc who can improve injury times (I work in the medical sector, it’s not unreasonable to assume the use of a mix of stem cell, growth factors, growth hormones and anabolics)
Jose has actually inferred doping of peps teams whilst at Madrid.

5.) 15 Sep 2018 14:05:44
I have read somewhere (might even have been an ed001 comment) that Germany omitted Sane from the World Cup squad as they had some concerns around treatment he had received and how that could play out when doping testing took place. We live in interesting times people. Not necessarily for the right reasons either.



07 Sep 2018 11:44:44
How much difference a month makes, seemed like every man and his dog would back Pogba over Mourinho, thankfully that's changed. He struts around like he's Ronaldo and Messi combined into one, France won the WC and he's turned into the most arrogant player we've had at the club in a long long time. Have to say, i was slightly upset when Ed002 said the club are looking to sell him, but now i genuinely can't wait to see the back of him. No consistency in his game, flashes of brilliance justifies his price tag? Throws his arms up in the air whenever he loses the ball, has come out with controversial comments after both our wins this season, despite Jose giving him the captaincy against Leicester. A large large majority of fans, certainly on social media, have actually turned against him, far cry from a month ago.


1.) 07 Sep 2018 15:22:14
Top post fella!



04 Sep 2018 14:47:44
According to Gazzetta, Utd are looking to appoint Monchi as sporting director, would be excellent.


1.) 04 Sep 2018 15:23:52
I wouldn't take much notice of it. The whole story is based around a comment from Monchi about the club needing to be successful if he is to stay at Roma.

2.) 04 Sep 2018 15:29:43
As far as I remember he wasn't interested and went to some other club or am I getting confused with someone else.

3.) 04 Sep 2018 15:56:59
Shappy - you seem to have a good grasp of foreign leagues, I'd suggest you check out 'Football Index' if you haven't already as you can make that knowledge work for you mate.



03 Sep 2018 18:59:41
How did Kasper Schmeichel make it into Fifa top 3 goalkeepers ahead of De Gea? Bloody hell, what a joke that is.


1.) 03 Sep 2018 19:43:24
Probably based on the WC exploits. He had a v good tournament.

Doesn't really reflect the reality though.

2.) 03 Sep 2018 20:49:17
Can't figure out how Fifa and Uefa figure out some of these award nominations, embarrassing.

3.) 03 Sep 2018 21:05:30
Typical run of the mill UEFA and FIFA palm greasing.

4.) 03 Sep 2018 21:54:39
What cares? Every man and his dog knows DDG is a superior keeper.

5.) 03 Sep 2018 23:36:42
Like all the times Casillas won best keeper over Buffon. Or Messi wining best player at 2014 world cup. Just bizarre.

6.) 04 Sep 2018 11:10:54
Or the time only 2 Bayern players made it into the Fifa's World XI despite winning the treble Mort. Most goals, joint-most assists, most chances created, most dribbles completed, most freekicks scored, most goals from outside the box, 2nd most chances created, 6 out of 8 MOTM awards in CL, 28 overall MOTM awards, Spanish golden boot, European golden, also in top 3 for each one of them above categories^ in Top 5 European Leagues, two trophies won and Messi still didn't get in the top 3.

7.) 04 Sep 2018 16:20:09
Ddg turned down Real Madrid and fifa and UEFA are run by them.

8.) 04 Sep 2018 16:44:46
Always Madrid and Barcelona players in the teams AAA. Iniesta got in last season, i love him as a player but no way on earth was he worthy of the inclusion for his season, played brilliantly but never played enough to warrant a place, even Kante hasn't got into one of them teams, or Hazard, would be a lot different if them two played in Spain.



29 Aug 2018 13:38:33
What's your opinion on Laurent Blanc as manager Ed001? Ed002 says 'he would be the one'. Thanks.


{Ed001's Note - I wouldn't even think he would be under any kind of consideration if he wasn't an ex-United player. He has shown no real talent for management, good football or anything else to suggest he would be the right man. Yet another who produces defensive football, what on earth would suggest he is suited to United??}

1.) 29 Aug 2018 14:11:53
Just going by Ed002's words Ed.

{Ed002's Note - You might want to include the full sentence.}

2.) 29 Aug 2018 15:14:12
If we were to be forced into looking for a new manager you would suggest Blanc to be the one? My bad Eds, having an off day lol.

{Ed002's Note - Right S18_18.}

3.) 29 Aug 2018 17:46:01
Tbh if we sacked jose in the morning where we realistically going to go? Nobody of note is available and please save me the Zidane stuff. If Blanc is the best we can hope for after then obvs best sticking with Mourinho.

4.) 29 Aug 2018 21:01:18
WRD, Zidane not impressed you then? 3 CL triumphs on the trot?

5.) 29 Aug 2018 21:34:08
I still reserve judgement on ZZ tbh, think it’d be a risk.




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18 Sep 2018 20:03:39
Also seems to work very hard of the ball, rounded package. Fits in with Simeone perfectly, would have been nice if the meeting was held. lol.




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18 Sep 2018 19:32:52
I really sat up and took notice when he scored the solo goal vs Bayern in 15/ 16, was exquisite, skill, guile, strength, precision, he is brilliant. If he played for Barca/ Madrid instead of Atletico maybe he would of been raved about much earlier Ed.


{Ed001's Note - yeah fair point. I remember him in youth football looking a class apart and wondering why he was only at Atleti, so you make a good point, they are overshadowed there.}



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18 Sep 2018 19:11:33
Thanks for the reminder Ed002, player i was thinking of was Saul as i wanted to ask Ed001 if it's possible for him to write up a player profile on him. Lovely lovely player he is, also any chance we can sign Lionel Messi Ed? 😂😂 About time we get someone in to score freekicks👀.


{Ed001's Note - added him to the list. Wonderful player, I have been raving about him for years but no one else seemed to agree that he was special until now.}



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15 Aug 2018 11:06:05
Quite a lot of our fans, certainly on social media, want Zidane to take over.




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15 Aug 2018 10:47:18
Our fans want Zidane who took a Real Madrid side that had the likes of Ronlado, Modric, Marcelo, Bale, Ramos to a 3rd place finish last season with 76 points over Jose Mourinho who took a fairly above average Man Utd side to 2nd place with 81 points not proven outside Madrid, not to mention his 3 CL wins were littered with controversy.





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14 Sep 2018 10:35:27
Good thing i let it go last night Ed002 lol.




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14 Sep 2018 00:11:55
Gimenez and Bailly would be a brilliant pairing.


{Ed002's Note - I would not hold your breath.}



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13 Sep 2018 21:37:11
Also, in the article you say Godin needs to have a CB partner with legs, Gimenez not the one?


{Ed001's Note - yes, but they might end up selling him.}



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13 Sep 2018 21:27:34
Okay Ed, if you say so, definitely biased against a Utd defender, who by the way IS still playing, the one and only. Philip Anthony Jones. Incomparable.


{Ed001's Note - fair point. I had forgotten about the man of papier mache himself.}



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11 Sep 2018 21:57:47
My bad, thought he'd gone to Sampadoria in the summer, coupled with the fact i haven't seen him play this season. Better than them both aswell, easily.


{Ed001's Note - he wanted to return but the deal fell through.}