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Where from: Stevenage

Favourite player: Cantona or Zidane

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05 Jul 2019 21:21:37
There's a few reports doing the rounds regarding Lazio official in London to discuss Milinkovic-Savic.
Do any of the Ed's know if there's any truth to this?


{Ed002's Note - Tare has been in another city discussing the player with another club - I am not aware of him being in London to talk with MU.}

1.) 05 Jul 2019 22:05:43
Thanks Ed002. Would that other city be Paris?

{Ed002's Note - Yes.}



21 Mar 2018 20:06:59
Here's a question. If, and it's a very big if, Mourinho was to leave the club. Would anyone think of Zidane as the next coach of our team?
I take all the nonsense in the media with a pinch of salt when it comes to Pogba and Shaw falling out daily with Mourinho, but there is definitely something amiss at the moment. Hopefully it's Jose's tough love and the players pull their socks up and get on with the remainder of the season.

I do feel though that the board and senior figures will soon get tired of the Mourinho circus if results don't change.
That's where Zidane comes into it. There's a massive possibility he will lose his job at Real in the summer which is a shame as he's won the CL twice in his short managerial career. The most obvious option would be for him to join PSG but I would certainly take a gamble on him IF Jose were to go and Zidane became available.


1.) 21 Mar 2018 20:53:08
Zidane and scholes 👍👍👍 🤞👌👌👌.

2.) 21 Mar 2018 22:08:12
I'd really like this option. There are several French speaking players in the squad and I'm sure he'll quick be an inspiration to them. He seems like a decent enough guy too from the interviews I've seen.

3.) 21 Mar 2018 22:42:31
At least Zidane won't be afraid to 'butt heads' with the big boys in the team. A few ego's need reining in imo.

4.) 22 Mar 2018 12:34:04
Love Zidane as a player and would have been an honour to have him playing for united. But I’m not too sure about his managerial capabilities. I think his biggest strength actually appears to be man management of egos in that real squad, and keeping the players happy. He has a fantastic squad at his disposal. However, he does seem to know how to get the best out of the players so that is a positive. I have to disagree there beast on Zidane reining in egos. This is exactly what Jose is doing now and he is being criticised so what makes Zidane doing it any different? I’m not advocating what Jose does as I do not believe he is right for us. But isn’t it a bit ridiculous to want Zidane to butt head
s with the egos in the squad when Jose is doing the same but yet criticised for it?

5.) 22 Mar 2018 16:53:19
Park - it was a poor joke based on what was one of the most remarkable things witnessed during a game. World Cup Final 2006, Zidane 'Head Butting' Materazzi in the chest.

6.) 22 Mar 2018 17:30:34
Haha my mistake beastie didn’t notice that one.



30 Jan 2018 21:01:30
Daley Blind could be off to Roma. Class act if you ask me, just isn't quite at the level needed at United. He's the one Van Gaal signing I wanted to see workout.


1.) 30 Jan 2018 22:02:21
I like Blind excellent passer and can play in a variety of positions. Clever tactically too just his lack of pace that let's him down. Be sad to see him go.

2.) 30 Jan 2018 22:09:01
Sorry but I disagree, incredibly mediocre who just isn’t cut out for this league.

3.) 30 Jan 2018 22:23:58
Good pro always gives 100% will do well elsewhere and I'm not sure it's true as we don't have a replacement but regardless he is not a ideal fit for us or the epl in general due to his lack of pace.

4.) 31 Jan 2018 06:35:48
Anyone thinks Blind can replace Carrick? Appreciate opinions. Thanks 🙏.

5.) 31 Jan 2018 07:14:01
Blind has very good passing ability and seems to have a very good understanding of the game. However, I don't think he could replace Carrick.

Physically, Blind would struggle against teams that press high as he isn't quick enough not does he have the strength to hold people off. Carrick isn't the quickest but because of his awareness and ability to shield the ball is an excellent passing central midfielder.

If we have a good offer for Blind I'd say take it. We still have 5 CB's if he leaves and Shaw, Young, Darmian (doesn't look like he is leaving this window) and Rojo can all play left back. Next season we should have TFM back and he can fill a utility role in the squad.

6.) 31 Jan 2018 08:25:09
Thanks RJ for opinion. So if Blind can’t replace Carrick who then can we buy or any younger players?
Feel free to comment anyone. Thanks.

7.) 31 Jan 2018 10:47:57
Mediocre player. certainly not good enough for that central midfield area if we have aspirations of winning the Premiership and the champions League. I would be going for the Lazio midfielder Savic.

8.) 31 Jan 2018 12:51:55
Only a few players can replace Carrick 666. I think Weigl is perfect and would love us to sign him. Otherwise you have Jorginho and of course Kroos. Tielemens is a left field option always been impressed with him and also Dendoncker. I would prefer we went for an engine in midfield as I think it would compliment pogba and matic better. A Vidal/ Kante would be perfect. Or the other option is go for more creativity like city do with De Bruyne and silva. Milinkovic Savic or Thiago alacantara would be perfect. I think Milinkovic Savic is the one we must move heaven and earth for. Interesting to see what we do.



14 Jul 2017 19:11:12
Wesley Sneijder's been released by Galatasaray. Let the rumours commence.


1.) 14 Jul 2017 20:44:02
Exactly the type of player we need.

2.) 14 Jul 2017 22:03:48
6 years ago.



05 Jul 2017 10:43:25
Apparently Inter have rejected our recent bid of £40mil for Perisic.


1.) 05 Jul 2017 11:36:59
Time to walk away, good player but this deal is dragging on now and the cost is starting to go beyond what the player is worth.

2.) 05 Jul 2017 12:01:39
Unfortunately we are going to pay over the odds for any player because as ed002 has said teams see us as daft enough to pay these prices.

3.) 05 Jul 2017 12:08:44
We have set a precedents since SAF left for being stupid. Happening with Morata too - £80m is a joke and they've turned down £70m.

4.) 05 Jul 2017 12:23:00
Really fresh do you believe that?

5.) 05 Jul 2017 12:34:38
How do you mean Ken?

6.) 05 Jul 2017 13:20:57
What does it matter fresh? Don't worry about the money side. None of us have a clue about it. If that's the valuation, so be it.

7.) 05 Jul 2017 14:54:10
All prices quoted in the media are probably over inflated as it helps to sell papers or get hits. I doubt we are currently that high with our offer.

8.) 05 Jul 2017 14:57:02
It matters if it means we don't have enough for other players we need. I don't know if this is the case or not. If it doesn't affect other signings I couldn't care less what we pay. i'm assuming the owners know how much we can afford to spend.

9.) 05 Jul 2017 16:52:25
Not privvy to any info regarding madrid- man utd negotiations, but surely if they are playing hard ball they must realise they can get stung with big numbers if they go for DDG?

{Ed002's Note - It is of no relevance to what is being discussed with any other players.}

10.) 05 Jul 2017 17:29:42
This is crazy money for Morata.

11.) 05 Jul 2017 17:58:07
Your last line sums it up perfectly RWWD.

12.) 05 Jul 2017 17:59:10
I take it ed002 that real madrid have a valuation for the player and United have to match that or look for another target.

{Ed002's Note - OK if that is what you think.}




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18 Jan 2020 19:37:25
Win tomorrow and the gap between is and Chelsea will be closed to 2 points.
It might be the Malbec talking but I think we'll get something out of the game tomorrow.




17 Jan 2020 10:13:52
What's everyone's thoughts on formation when we do finally get the Fernandes deal over line.
Maybe a change of formation or he slots straight into the position that has been occupied by Mata, Lingard and Perreira this season.


1.) 17 Jan 2020 10:31:32
I can see us sticking with the 4231 with Fernandes sitting behind the striker.

2.) 17 Jan 2020 11:09:48
Ole knows only one formation irrespective of the players, so i think we'll stick to that.

3.) 17 Jan 2020 11:53:44
i don't think the 4-2-3-1 is a horrendous idea. Have Fred and McTominay (when fit) sitting deep with Fernandes unlocking the defence doesn't sound bad to me, giving him as much freedom as possible will only benefit.

4.) 17 Jan 2020 11:58:41

Apart from when we play a different formation like 3 at the back obviously, don't let the facts get in the way of the slagging off though.

5.) 17 Jan 2020 14:29:55
Fernandes deal is not sealed, but I hate us playing with two holding midfielders. I would love to see us go for Maddison in addition to Fernandes
Fernandes plays mostly on the right if midfield. He's not a true no10. He'll be a fantastic signing as he supplies assists and goals. But also will strengthen the right side further. Lastly, he's got a great work ethic, which will help us when we don't have the ball.
So I think 433 will be the better formation if we want to win trophies and not just contain teams.

6.) 17 Jan 2020 14:39:30
ole was apparently always for the 4 2 2 2 when he was getting his badges.

7.) 17 Jan 2020 18:11:28
Fernandes offers plenty of tactical flexibility. He can play at No.8 or No.10, he can play at No.6 but that seems silly considering his skillset.

So if we say 8 or 10 then we could like up 442 diamond, 433, 4222, 3213, 4141, 352 or most likely 4231.

Personally I like either 4141 or a variant of 343. But whether we have the players for that remains to be seen.

I expect until the summer we will mostly see 4231 with McTominay, Fred or Pogba in midfield with Fernandes in the No.10 position, Rashford left, Martial up top and James and Greenwood sharing the role on the right.

When Pogba is back fit and playing it might look more like a 4141 with Pogba pushing up on the inside left and Fernandes on the inside right with McTominay anchoring the midfield. That would be very good against those teams that sit deep.

8.) 17 Jan 2020 18:23:44
Shappy, I’d really like to see a middle 3 of McTominay, Pogba and Fernandes with Martial, Rashford and Greenwood/ James. If we keep our back 5 fit then that is a very good team (on paper) .
3 more decent signings along the lines of last summer and we’ll be getting somewhere.

9.) 17 Jan 2020 19:42:42
I think it will be 4123
4 at the back with wingers
1 holding
2 Playmakers
Front 3 with centre forward working as a false 9.



08 Dec 2019 22:59:30
I've just watched the match back again and I honestly can't think of a player who compares to Wan Bissaka, past or present. I'm not saying he's the best ever RB but he's so unique in his tackling ability. What a great signing he has been.
Brilliant week for the club, let's hope they push on and have a good 2nd half of the season.


1.) 08 Dec 2019 23:20:46
I thought he was outstanding. Players who defend as if their lives depended on it are a rare commodity. We have needed midfielders and defenders to do that for years.
The same as we need forwards to press add if their lives depend on it and make runs like their life depends on it.
Great coaches get that from their teams 95 games out of 100. Great players do it 95 times out of 100.
Any team that loses doing that are
Ok in my book.
Ole has a set of players that look like they could possibly be turning a corner. A big test for him now is how he adds depth and quality to the thin squad he has without losing the ethos he is trying to create.
We really need to gain some momentum it changes everything.

2.) 08 Dec 2019 23:27:08
It's refreshing to see a full back that's fantastic at defending in the modern game.

3.) 08 Dec 2019 23:35:59
People complain about him going forward, but personally I think he enables us to attack much more because we don’t need the winger tracking back much to help him out. In saying that James does put a shift in defensively too.

4.) 09 Dec 2019 04:31:40
Great response to the OP Ken! I could not argue any of that statement. Ole and the players have excelled in the last 2 weeks that we now hope the form continues for the rest of the season. The last 2 games have been thoroughly entertaining and have a feel good factor for the players and the folks on this site. I won't touch wood for we should be turning a Corner and after 5 years? We can slowly bring back the fear factor.

5.) 09 Dec 2019 10:21:04
I don't think there's anywhere to hide now for this team. We've seen high quality performances from them this season and we've seen performances that belong in League 2.

Every team has their off days and bad patches but there can't be such a huge gap in performances week to week.

If we can harness those performances and not crumble against the weaker teams then we'll be alight going forward under Ole.



03 Oct 2019 20:00:36
The most worrying thing from watching that tonight was the look on the young lads faces. We've seen it with Martial, Rashford, Pogba, De Gea. They look utterly miserable and devoid of ideas. Now we're seeing it on the faces of Greenwood and Gomes.


1.) 03 Oct 2019 20:45:08
The young lads had not got 1 decent snr player to turn to it was hard to watch.
I can honestly say I've absolutely no idea what ole should do.
I agree the players look miserable. They look like the weight of the world is on their shoulders.
Fred leaves me speechless for all the wrong reasons matic and mata both look well past their best, Did nothing to support the 3 kids in front of them.
Pogba rash mctom maguire young awb all fresh for sunday so there can be no excuses for a lethargic performance. We need to win. Ole needs to win. Newcastle are a poor team. Shaw and martial should be back after the intl break they will make a difference but how big a difference?
A defeat against Newcastle and Liverpool would leave ole hanging by a thread imo.

2.) 03 Oct 2019 20:59:06
I think our play is all a bit too complicated and elaborate at the moment.

Too many players in central areas all standing still and getting in each other's way. Short sideways passes with no penetration makes us very predictable and easy to defend against. James, Greenwood and Gomes all had spells on the left and right; Greenwood and James swapped positions upfront on occasions and all looked thoroughly confused and unsure of their role.

In James, Rashford and even Martial we have genuine width, pace and a goal scoring threat on the left. Unfortunately none are as comfortable on the right but with some simple direction and instruction there is no reason why these skills shouldn't be transferable to the other side. Dalot looked dangerous when he ran at the full back and crossed the ball. I'm not convinced by him defensively so maybe he deserves a chance playing further forward especially if James or Rashford can't adapt on the right.

I think we need to go back to basics. Get two wide men to stretch the pitch. Get the ball out wide and let them run at the full back and make things happen with players running into the box.

No doubt we'll have Pereria back on the right and Mata at No10 at the weekend where we'll encounter exactly the same problems. Congestion in the central areas, lack of width and penetration with nobody running forward and a serious lack of chances created.

In my opinion Ole must change to a 4-3-3 or 4-4-2 and get some width, penetration and pace in the team to give us a chance to score some goals.

3.) 03 Oct 2019 22:14:38
DLIB, we’ve been playing the same since Van Gaal. Slow labouring build up play. Side ways passing with zero penetration. We do have genuine pace with Martial, Rashford and James but the quality is not there.
I desperately wanted it to work out for Ole but as you’ve said Ken, bad results against Newcastle and Liverpool and he could be in serious trouble.
The future looks very bleak.

4.) 04 Oct 2019 06:14:26
We don't have a midfield general or even a proper midfielder to control the tempo of the game.

5.) 04 Oct 2019 08:16:37
DLIB, OGS doesn't possess the ability to get these players playing a certain way nor does he have the tactical ability to have them playing in a certain formation. It's just not possible.

Yes the problems are bigger than him but surely having a manager that can get them playing cohesively is a step in the right direction. Then the other issue is that we do not have the talent at our disposal and haven't had for years. We need better investment. The 3 in the summer were good buys, now we need to make another 3.

6.) 04 Oct 2019 15:59:28
Liverpool fan here .
A simple suggestion
Keep James martial and rashford in wide forward positions .
Mata in Kaka role or recent firmino type deep lying forward . Pogba spraying passes like Pirlo and Fred and mctominy as tacklers and simple passers .

7.) 04 Oct 2019 17:47:26
In kaka role? What is that? Are you talking about the no.10 role? Lol

Pogba like pirlo?

A very difficult and non realistic suggestion. simple 😂.

8.) 04 Oct 2019 18:18:30
Mata can't play no 10? Is that what you are saying?

Have u seen Pogba in world cup?



20 Aug 2019 16:40:53
Interesting fact.
In 27 PL seasons, our top goal scorer has only hit more than 20 goals in 10 of those seasons.


1.) 20 Aug 2019 17:37:12
I won't be surprised if no one scores 20 this year too. Having said that, I think both Rashford and Martial will score over 15 goals each.
Pogba too. if he starts scoring those pens :)

2.) 20 Aug 2019 17:46:50
That’s pretty crazy tbh. Suggests we don’t really focus on one man to get all the goals but look for contributions across the front 3 and goals from midfield. Need rash and martial to hit 20+ though because apart from pogba, there isn’t much goal threat from midfield.

3.) 20 Aug 2019 18:40:05
Not that surprised, I doubt there are many sides who have had one player score more than 20 goals in more than 10 seasons.

Alan Shearer only scored more than 20 on a few occasions and he is the leagues all time leading goalscorer.

Scoring more than 20 goals didn't really become a likely target until the late 00's. Have a look at how many times anyone scored more than 20 goals in a season from 91-2010. I would imagine you would struggle to find that happening 10 times during that period.

It just seems like the minimum target now. The real question is have strikers become more clinical or has defending become less fashionable?




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17 Jan 2020 17:42:29
No inside info I’m afraid TopBomin. Just on a few reports I’ve seen. Could be absolute nonsense but would be a good deal if true.


{Ed002's Note - Twitter on assumes.}



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17 Jan 2020 17:42:29
No inside info I’m afraid TopBomin. Just on a few reports I’ve seen. Could be absolute nonsense but would be a good deal if true.




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17 Jan 2020 15:48:01
£43 million up front with £17 million in add ons and £120,000 a week wages.
To me that looks like a fairly decent deal from our side.
Took long enough though 🤣.




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13 Jan 2020 20:40:13
Pilib De Brun, does a podcast called Beyond the pitch.




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09 Jan 2020 12:38:56
I like Young and think he has always acted professionally whilst wearing the shirt but this is the one position we could lose a player in as we have adequate cover.
The clueless idiots have let far more important players leave without replacing!





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18 Jan 2020 20:14:49
Any chance of a bid Ed002?




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18 Jan 2020 20:05:14
The one who I always wanted at United was Batistuta. He would’ve taken the league by storm. One of my all time favourites.


{Ed002's Note - And likely available now.}



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18 Jan 2020 20:00:51
The young, global superstar who sells shirts was Pogba and look how that’s turned out Keano.
He’s far more than a young Juan Mata, he’s a very different player. Someone with legs who can score, assist and doesn’t mind dong the dirty work and tracking back.
He’s exactly the type of player we’re screaming out for in midfield.
I agree we need to spend some money on defence though.




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17 Jan 2020 22:58:22
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17 Jan 2020 20:49:26
😂😂😂 love it Deano.