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11 Mar 2020 12:19:17

Jude Bellingham reports in the media that the fee will be £35-£50 million. An initial fee with add ons.
The kid is 16 nearly 17, can they get a large amount of money for him at such a young given that he hasn't signed a professional deal yet.


Mad Hatter

{Ed002's Note - Birmingham will sell him in the summer but there is no financial restriction imposed because of his age. It is very much a matter of what interested sides value him at.}

1.) 11 Mar 2020 13:44:59
Thanks ED002.

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}

2.) 12 Mar 2020 08:07:11
Don't worry, it's an already agreed fee of 12.5m according to a well placed source on here😂.

3.) 12 Mar 2020 08:27:30
You're right it has. Same with gabriel going to Everton.

Is it not a rumour site? Cheers Shappy 👍👍.

4.) 12 Mar 2020 14:48:47
I have not seen him play how do people rate him? what kind of player is he?

5.) 12 Mar 2020 22:29:29
Take this with a grain of salt as I haven't seen as much of him as I would like. Unlike many players nowadays, he is pretty good with both feet. On the ball it looks like he has good vision - picks passes well. Happy to take players on, good dribbler (did I mention that he uses both feet) and uses his body well to shield the ball. Is fast and strong. Defensively i'm not so sure, Takes up good positions but seems to rely heavily on his pace and long legs. Not so sure about his striking of the ball - tends to scuff it too much for my liking (which means his long passes don't have as much pace as they should) . However everything I've seen suggest that he is a real player and if he continues to work hard on his game then whoever gets him is getting a bargain.



23 Jan 2020 12:33:54
ED002, have United tried to negotiate a deal to sign vaccine on loan from Inter?


Mad Hatter

{Ed002's Note - Matias Vecino (CM) is available - ideally to be sold but could potentially he can be used in a trade. Has been offered around to numerous sides but no offers have been made - tentative response from Napoli that they could be interested seems like the best option they have. Manchester United and Everton made informal approaches about loans and were turned away. Spurs rejected the opportunity to take him as a makeweight in a deal for Eriksen.}

1.) 23 Jan 2020 16:51:00
Fernandes deal OFF I find this unbelievable I really do did they not see how bad we are in the final third last night and all season for that matter.
I'm done with this board the fans need to carry on from last night its time boycott the club we need get the owners out before it gets worse i can seriously see us going under with everything this board is doing we are roughly half a billion in debt but yet were richest club in world don't know how that works out at all
We have a stadium that's falling to bits and a board that don't care about football this seriously perilous timees.

2.) 23 Jan 2020 16:54:00
Maybe with 'vaccine' well rid ourselves of the virus. 😂.

3.) 23 Jan 2020 17:06:55
Red whiskey,

Auto correct there lol. Maybe a vaccine against playing poor would be good.

4.) 23 Jan 2020 17:13:27
There's only one way to go and that's to stop lining their pockets boycott games, stop buying merchandise they will soon get the message and at the very least we will get rid of Woodward that's FACT because someone will need to be the fall guy and it certainly won't be any of the American chuckle brothers.

5.) 23 Jan 2020 18:11:05
he might inject a bit of pace.



18 Jan 2020 15:47:07
Are United again being amateurish with the Bruno Fernandes deal?

Mad Hatter

{Ed002's Note - It depends whether they really want to sign him or look again at otehr AM options. If you end up negotiating from too far apart you are wasting your time. Or if you are looking to leverage the position where it is thought that the other club need the money and you low-ball the offer one can expect no more than a shrug.}

1.) 18 Jan 2020 16:05:53
Are United still using their transfer policy from the 90s because they think that the so called smaller clubs need the money, whilst forgetting that TV money has changed the transfer game.

2.) 18 Jan 2020 16:16:44
There's your answer. Joke.

3.) 18 Jan 2020 16:29:59
Thanks ED002. Sounds like both parties need to be more realistic.

{Ed002's Note - Why do Sporting need to change anything?}

4.) 18 Jan 2020 17:10:50
His value by Sporting is his value simple as that, don't like the value then leave it. Yeah haggle by up to a few million here and there, but your never going to be haggling over 10-20million no chance.

5.) 18 Jan 2020 17:24:35
Time wasting exercise. Then there's no more time to conclude other deals. Clever by the idiots in charge at our club.

6.) 18 Jan 2020 17:28:55
Absolute shambles, pay the fee or walk away! The club was willing to pay £50 mill for Fred! Something seriously wrong with the club transfer policy!

Salt to the wounds. Haaland just scored 4 goals on his debut.

7.) 18 Jan 2020 18:41:23
I'd forgot he has only signed a new contract. The ball is firmly in Sportings court.

I wonder if we will hear, there's no value in the transfer window this year.

{Ed002's Note - why is it in their court.}

8.) 18 Jan 2020 18:52:54
Shappy will be busy now writing his essay telling us the club are right to not be held to ransom and we can’t moan every time we don’t sign a player.
However the paper thin squad will be even weaker and I will have to continue to watch the utter crap the Lingard and Pereira produce.
We won’t splash the cash for Fernandes so who thinks we will pay more for Maddison or Grealish in the summer?
Mediocrity at its best.

9.) 18 Jan 2020 19:00:13
Think he means that sporting are firmly in charge and hold all the cards. He's right. Ed002 as alway you are 100% correct, we are amateurish in so many ways and I'm sure it's pitting off others from doing future business with us.

{Ed002's Note - Perhaps the terminology was the issue.}

10.) 18 Jan 2020 19:35:32
As Ed002 has said previously, United fans have caused an issue in the past which have forced the club to change plans (Van Gaal) .

I'd imagine if we fail to land Fernandes, there would be a pretty big backlash from fans over the potential lack of additions which we clearly need.

He is the kind of player we really need and it shows how atrocious the scouting and judging of talent is at United that we were seem to value Fernandes lower than Fred.

11.) 18 Jan 2020 20:03:37
Ed002. I've been working 12hr nights.
My terminology was wrong. Do you see a deal still being done?

{Ed002's Note - It is dependent up Manchester United making an acceptable offer - if they do not wish to do that it will be difficult. If they put a sensible offer on the table something can be done. So the ball is in Manchester United’s court.}

12.) 19 Jan 2020 00:20:53
Seems to be some spin being leaked that we are only willing to offer what they feel spurs had accepted last year, plus a slight increase off back of good season.

With the income utd have, they are always going to get charged top dollar for any player they buy. It is part of the trickle down of money.

But in this circumstance, Sporting signed a new contract with the player. Which impacts his value. I think it is a pretty low risk transfer for a player that has the skills we need. Compared to some transfer values it is not outrageous to pay straight up $50m with $20m in reasonable add ons (international appearances, ucl qualification etc)

I hope they get it done. If no-one comes in at all it could have a negative impact across the club and supporters. This one signing could easily galvanise a top 4 push.

13.) 19 Jan 2020 08:48:51
I can see us offering an extra 2 million at half time v Liverpool when we are 3-0 down.

14.) 19 Jan 2020 12:39:08
Don’t blame Utd for backing off if it’s true that a fee was agreed then upped a few days later.
Fans moan if we get had over transfers then moan if we don’t pay top dollar, can’t win.

15.) 19 Jan 2020 13:59:05
Ed002 - Do you agree the Bruno clearly wants to leave? My understanding from my journalist friends is that he is. If so, I remember your point of view that if a player wants to leave (Pogba) then the club should be realistic in their expectations of the selling price. Surely, sporting can demand what they like and United fo that too for Pogba. Hopefully sense prevails but that is not a given whatsoever.

{Ed002's Note - why do you think Sporting are being unrealistic? They are dealing with amateurs.}

16.) 19 Jan 2020 14:15:37
The deal will get done - Man utd trying to save a few million - Sporting want to extract a few million more - but at end of day if reports are to believed the boy wants to come - patience.

17.) 19 Jan 2020 14:44:05
I own something, you want it, you pay my price however ridiculous it may seem to you and anyone else. It's up to you. Walk away if you don't like it. No skin of my nose.

18.) 19 Jan 2020 15:45:04
Ed002 - actually don’t know whether Sporting are unrealistic but it looks like there are not too many other clubs in it for them to really benefit. They are well within their rights not to sell for anything less than they value him but so are United with Pogba.

{Ed002's Note - Sure - let Pogba see his contract out. He has bveen great this year.}

19.) 19 Jan 2020 19:54:39
How does a club decide on what to bid for a player, is there a formula that takes into account age, current contract, desperation, marketing value etc?

{Ed002's Note - There is no formula or algorithm.}

20.) 20 Jan 2020 11:17:34
I read that united didn't want to play top dollar for Bruno because this would effect us going for Maddison and putting his price up too.

are united at risk of going foul on FFP? and is this impacting recent transfers?

{Ed002's Note - I would not expect Fernandes and Maddison and it is nothing to do with FFP.}

21.) 20 Jan 2020 11:32:31

united conduct a number generator on google when deciding what to offer.

22.) 20 Jan 2020 12:45:11
thanks ed.



09 Jan 2020 10:28:59
Apparently Utd have offered Young a new deal.

If this is true, it's just ridiculous.

Mad Hatter

1.) 09 Jan 2020 10:35:47
He might not be first choice, but Shaw and Dalot's injury history it wouldn't be a terrible idea. Plus with Matic, Mata, Jones and Rojo likely to move on having an experienced head in the dressing room wouldn't be a bad idea either. Especially someone who remembers what its like to be part of a winning Manchester United squad.

2.) 09 Jan 2020 10:39:40
Wouldn't shock me. I said last year when he got his extension that they would offer him another one. Yet more clueless decision making if true.

3.) 09 Jan 2020 10:40:11
Jesus. I hope not. this club just gets crazier and crazier. The sooner Ole and Woodward go the better.

4.) 09 Jan 2020 10:49:47
Update to that. According to Simon Stone he has accepted inters offer so hopefully that's true. Shows what a state we are begging the likes of young to stay and no doubt offering him a big salary to boot.

5.) 09 Jan 2020 11:38:44
Just as i thought things couldn't get any worse!
So our first / main priority in the January transfer window is to try and secure the services of a 34 year old mediocre player when we are absolutely desperate for reinforcements.
The club is an absolute embarrassment.

6.) 09 Jan 2020 11:47:56
Best for both parties. But crazy how it was done on Young's terms, not United's. Shows just how far the club has fallen that an average ageing player like Young does not want to play for the club anymore.

Already an unattractive proposition, Ole doesn't have pull that top managers have in attracting top talent. What a sad and sorry state of affairs Man Utd has become.

Genuinely heartbreaking. I cannot say I am angry anymore, just sad at what has happened to this great club.

7.) 09 Jan 2020 13:06:10
Borthwick jackson recalled, young on his way.

8.) 09 Jan 2020 13:07:05
He's signed pre contract for Inter. Possibly going this month if adeal reached. Borthwick-Jackson has been recalled from loan so he might be off very soon.

9.) 09 Jan 2020 12:33:31
Echo that Park but there's more to life then United.

10.) 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!

11.) 09 Jan 2020 12:44:50
He may not be the best player or a starter anymore but Ashley Young is a model professional and deserves a bit more respect than some of you are showing him. Maybe it is some of the abuse fans give to players, that we are no longer an attractive club for players. For instance you could play for Leicester, on the up, fans get behind them and not a lot of media attention and scapegoating from the fans. Or come to us where you have a couple of bad games and all the good things you've done are forgotten. Jesse is another one that's getting it a lot too. He has been with the club since 7 years of age, yeah too he's not the best player at the club but he's not the worst. We pride ourselves on our academy and if these club made players and players that have been here for a while are getting ripped to shreds then would you want to join us? Ed02 has pointed to the toxic fans many times, and the way the club reacts to these 'fans' opinions.

12.) 09 Jan 2020 13:02:29
We should be glad he's wanting to leave he's 34. past it. isn't anywhere near 2nd or 3rd choice

We have plenty of full backs

Another player on high wages off the books

We need to be looking for the future not lingering on the past.

13.) 09 Jan 2020 13:42:49
Even Young has tuned us down now.

14.) 09 Jan 2020 13:58:11
My initial reading of Shappy's comment was that "Matic, Mata, Jones and Rojo likely to move on having experienced head in the dressing room"
On re-reading I've noticed and "an" in his sentence so everything now makes more sense.

On Young, I'm assuming the extension offer was simply to appease the fans before a sale goes through. Time to move on. We should focus on new arrivals.

15.) 09 Jan 2020 14:05:15
Brothwick-jackson is recalled from his loan spell to cover squad role for young i guess, so apparantly i believer new Deal for Young is not a true news.

16.) 09 Jan 2020 14:48:31
Very true Singh!

17.) 09 Jan 2020 15:11:00
Rock bottom anyone? Or can we sink much further? Surely massive changes from top to bottom are on the horizon?

18.) 09 Jan 2020 15:43:38
A sinking ship springs to mind.

19.) 09 Jan 2020 19:37:54
Right now we are the titanic.

20.) 09 Jan 2020 20:40:16
Far too much doom and gloom going about - ole is getting rid of the deadwood - he has made 3 good signings - 2 more decent signings will transform this team - neves/ mcginn - van de beek/ grealish - the good times are coming.

21.) 09 Jan 2020 21:22:31
Oh my God Jgb, I thought I was the only one! Thank you for snapping me out of the groundhog day malaise that has fallen on the site.

22.) 09 Jan 2020 21:49:04
2? You’re deluded dude.

23.) 09 Jan 2020 22:39:39
If the plan is to develop youth and bring in quality then why would we worry about selling a winger covering the full back position? Young has been a good player for United but nothing more. Roll the dice.

24.) 09 Jan 2020 22:54:44
Not deluded at all - i have seen them outplay and beat this season Man City, Leicester, Spurs and Chelsea and more than match Liverpool. Its a young team and its frustratingly inconsistent but its coming and it will get there with a few tweaks.

25.) 10 Jan 2020 01:05:34
Tweaks. new manager, 7-8 new players, new backroom staff, new board, new director of football, etc etc.



31 Oct 2019 07:51:30
Brandon William's looks really good. Certainly taken his chance. Of course he is still young etc. But he could turn out to be a top lb in the future.

I didn't think we would have beaten Chelsea last night. I'm still not convinced by Maguire though.

Mad Hatter

1.) 31 Oct 2019 08:11:20
Not convinced? He's transformed out defence.

Wins nearly every header, seems to rarely get beaten apart from the odd occasion or two.

He's settling into a fairly poor United side so will take some time for him to reach top form.

You could argue he wasn't worth the money but when we're so weak in defence a player of his ability is welcomed.

2.) 31 Oct 2019 08:56:50

I think he is just too slow. Partially paying 80 million for him aswell. He is a good player but for 80 million I think we could have got a better player. Time will tell, maybe I'm am being biased here.

3.) 31 Oct 2019 08:57:21
But Weggy, MH could bo onto something. Despite having Maguire and unbeatable AWB and Lindelof, we have hardly kept a clean sheet this season. Although, i understand we are still early days in the season and the partnership needs developing but MAguire hasn't had that effect on the United defense as VvD had on Liverpool's.

4.) 31 Oct 2019 09:29:00
Our defensive record has improved a lot. Maguire has been good, pace isn’t the most important thing as the first 5 yards are in the head.

5.) 31 Oct 2019 09:40:23
Brandon Williams is very highly rated by coaches in youth team. He and Shaw should battle it out for the LB position.

Regarding Maguire, He has definitely improved our defence. Huge upgrade on Smalling. He has brought in calmness and a presence to the backline.
I'm certain he will improve more as the season progresses. Also expect him to chip in with goals soon.
However, Lindelof has struggled a bit this season. Once they settle as a pair, we will form a solid backline.

Moreover, the protection we receive from midfield is at times non existent. Apart from McTominay, each and every midfielder have have been poor this season.

6.) 31 Oct 2019 09:49:21
Personally Maguire has been better than I thought he was going to be. He made a mistake last night that led to the equaliser, but no defender is perfect. Look how Rashford shrugged VvD off the ball last week. So even the very best aren't without a mistake or two in them.

I think on the whole we have been relatively solid at the back, especially when you consider the injuries we have had to Shaw, AWB and Lindelof at different times this season meaning that our first choice settled back four have only played on a few occasions. A defence is built on communication and understanding to create a unit stronger than the sum of its parts. Yet with constant chopping and changing due to injury while two new players are trying to settle is always going to make it difficult for them to build that rapport. Yet they have only conceded more than one goal in a game twice in 15 games this season. (2 against West Ham and 2 against Crystal Palace) . Duuring that run of games we have played Chelsea twice, Arsenal and Liverpool. As well as high flying Leicester and a Wolves team that surprised many last season.

Of the 6 sides currently above us in the table we have played 5 of them.

Our only real issue in defence this season has been silly individual errors, poor passes, mistimed tackles, or misjudging the flight of the ball. Often this has happened because on defender has been isolated in a quick counter, or switch of play. This has happened more than it should do in my opinion because we haven't got a true holding midfielder to shield the back four.

McTominay might be doing a phenomenal job in midfield this season, taking the bull by the horns and turning out top performances. However, he isn't a holding midfielder who'll shield the back four, he is a dynamic bullish box to box midfielder. The only player in our squad who could be described as a holding midfielder is Matic who's legs appear to have gone.

If we can bring in a true holding midfielder then that will give the defence an extra level of protection which will in itself lift the performances of our defenders by reducing the amount of times in a game they get isolated 1v1.

7.) 31 Oct 2019 10:00:40
For a start our first choice left back hasn't started all season and he needs replacing at that, the young kid Williams won't be first choice at least until next season in the bigger matches/ epl games. The other CB which is Lindelof is terrible at everything bar passing.
You think Maguire can do it all himself?
Maguire will never be the worlds best CB but he will be a solid solid player for years to come. Give him some time.

8.) 31 Oct 2019 12:47:58
you don't pay 80M world record fee, for someone that's just a solid squad player. he is a good player at best who was well overpriced due to his nationality.

9.) 31 Oct 2019 12:53:46
Why do people always quote the price paid for a player when commenting on their performance?
The money pays has nothing to do with the ability or performance of the player, and it wasn't your (or my) money.

Maguire has improved our defence, so he is a good signing.

10.) 31 Oct 2019 12:57:57
He is certainly not a "squad" player Cr92.
He is the first choice CB. Another important factor is that he organizes the backline well.
The players and Ole have touted him as a possible captain in the near future.

The price tag is not his fault.

11.) 31 Oct 2019 13:00:44
He was over priced due to our desperation.

12.) 31 Oct 2019 15:21:18
If you don't think Maguire has improved our defence then I'm sorry but you know nothing about football.

He's assured on the ball, dominant in the air and physically strong. Ok I accept he lacks pace and can be vulnerable on the turn or in 1v1 situations but so could Vidic. He makes our defence, whoever he partners just looks better. Would you trust Lindelof/ Rojo, Lindelof/ Tuanzebe or Rojo/ Tuanzebe for any length of time but put Maguire next to any of them and it makes a huge difference.

Lindelof has regressed from some decent performances last season and moving forward I expect Tuanzebe to replace him in the team. I actually think Bailly would also make an excellent partner for Maguire.

I remember people questioning some of VVD's early performances in a Liverpool shirt, try and get some perspective Shan and watch more football.

Forget the money it's irrelevant, he was under contact and we desperately needed him so we paid the money.

Maguire, AWB and James have all been excellent acquisitions. Along with Mctominay they have easily been our best and most consistent performers. If the rest on the squad had performed more consistently at their level maybe the ridiculous civil war we've seen erupt on this site over the last several weeks would have ran out of ammunition.

We all know the squad is threadbare but our first choice starting 11 is decent and certainly capable of a top 4 finish. Injuries have made life difficult and our season will wholly depend on keeping key men fit until the squad can be strengthened.

13.) 31 Oct 2019 19:34:34
So far, only 4 teams have conceded fewer goals. Defence isn’t the problem, scoring goals has been the problem.

14.) 01 Nov 2019 00:28:45
Doffs cap to DLIB. Good post.

15.) 01 Nov 2019 04:23:37
Yeah. Well said DLIB.




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05 Mar 2020 22:18:38
Pogba is the modern day equivalent of the Veron transfer. Failed to live up to the hype.

Mad Hatter

1.) 05 Mar 2020 23:37:43
Just Pogba? We have had a lot of them.

Memphis, Di Maria, Schneiderlin, Sanchez to name a few.

2.) 05 Mar 2020 23:51:50
veron did not know the league. god knows what the premadonnas excuse is.



01 Feb 2020 12:15:29
Ighalo will be like marmite on here.

We needed a forward, he can play in the Europa league and has EPL experience. If he scores 10 plus goals in the EPL then he will have been a good signing. Certainly he will bully defenders better than Martial does.

Ultimately we need a forward. Cavani would have been very expensive and had been injured, it could well be the start of his decline aswell.

A 6 month loan deal. It's all it is. Just a stop gap. Far better than going all out and over paying for a player that the club don't necessarily want.

Mad Hatter

1.) 01 Feb 2020 13:08:26
There is a good chance he will be 1st choice cf before long.

2.) 01 Feb 2020 13:10:37
The decision to sell Lukaku was made before the end of last season.

The club sold Lukaku on the last day of our summer window.

They waited until the last day of the January window to bring in a short term, below standard, replacement who wasn’t considered an option until a few days ago.

It’s hard to buy strikers in January, but this is a club devoid of any coherent transfer strategy. I’m just thankful that we didn’t blow £30m on Josh King.

3.) 01 Feb 2020 14:32:07
This is why ED002 calls Utd "amateurs"

4.) 01 Feb 2020 16:14:34
He hasn't got much competition ken.

{Ed047's Note - without being funny, who in your side does have genuine competition for a place?

5.) 01 Feb 2020 16:21:52
Williams has competition from Shaw.

{Ed047's Note - honestly Danny?

6.) 01 Feb 2020 16:28:49
How are tottenham and chelsea feeling about their january windows? Both coaches felt they needed another striker option, possibly a loan like us.

Would you rather have him or no one?

He could surprise a few on here, he is a tricky player who might just have that key we need to unlock a few stubborn defenses.

7.) 01 Feb 2020 16:28:35
Williams is streets ahead of shaw!

{Ed047's Note - I really like the look of Williams, looks like he could be quality.

8.) 01 Feb 2020 16:35:19
He has stiff competition from Shaw, they sit next to each other at lunch and if he doesn’t get right into things he goes hungry.

9.) 01 Feb 2020 16:38:48
Honestly ed047, de gea has great competition but Romero will never get a look in. Williams and Shaw but Williams looks streets ahead already.

Aside from those 2 positions we really don't have great depth.

{Ed047's Note - it was until you made that comment that I thought about it and was trying to think of who was giving anyone competition for their place and De Gea and Romero was it for me too.

It’s crazy to think that of United.

10.) 01 Feb 2020 19:28:20
Greenwood must be pushing Martial now for a start?

{Ed047's Note - how is Martial even getting a start

11.) 01 Feb 2020 18:30:03
William's is destroying Shaw. You could blindfold Williams and he would still play better than Shaw.
It's quite insulting to Williams to suggest Shaw is actually challenging him.

Romero has always been a stalwart. Certainly as a number 2 he is world class. Even if he became number one he is a top player. Under another manager he may even have Ben number one this season, after DDg performances last season.



22 Jan 2020 15:29:35
A question for the Ed's, did United know about his injury prior to the Wolves game?

If, si why did they risk him?

Mad Hatter

{Ed001's Note - yes, because they thought it was worth the risk.}

1.) 22 Jan 2020 16:55:30
As Ole said, they were unlucky he got the knock and it injured him again, he has been playing through injuries for a while and I assume the club felt the winter break would be a nice little time for him to recover.

2.) 22 Jan 2020 17:09:39
Absolute disgrace from the coaching staff physios and medical staff this is a young man's life their dealing with never mind his playing career .
I've had a stress fracture of my back and had to wear a brace for 13 weeks so I don't know how rashford managed to play week in week out he must have been taking really strong jabs. I know he would never have let the club down by insisting to play every week but this should have been took out his hands for the good of the boy and the club .

3.) 22 Jan 2020 17:13:14
GDS, it’s more a case that our best performing outfield player was asked to play through an injury because we sold a senior striker in the summer and didn’t replace them.

When the squad lacks depth and quality, players get pushed to the point of breaking.

4.) 22 Jan 2020 17:28:29
What u mean injured him again he was already injured. He blatantly said he was complaining about his back and leg but we needed a goal.

I'm sorry but he's really turned me off him in the last couple of days. Players should be looked after he is a young boy 22 years old.

Terrible managing I have to be honest. Gary Neville was right when he said the club is rancid it because it is all the way through.

5.) 22 Jan 2020 18:16:37
Tony Adam's played through a back injury most of his career didn't do him any bad

Give the lad some injections and he's ready to go.

6.) 22 Jan 2020 18:25:26
His comments also of being proud to get injured for the club. He will be here for a long time though as manager if he carries on with his arse licking of Ed and the Glazers.

7.) 22 Jan 2020 19:19:11
I don't think he said he was proud to get injured for the club, Damon. "I have suffered some injuries for the club", is the quote I saw. If I'm wrong, I apologise.

8.) 22 Jan 2020 19:53:11
Yeah in the same interview the full comment was. I have suffered some injuries for the club. That is what we are proud to do as a man united player because when you are on the pitch that is the one game you try and make sure you win. What is he waffling on about mate? Its embarrassing now these interviews he's making himself look stupid.



18 Jan 2020 20:19:02
A win tomorrow and were 2 points behind Chelsea. After all, were only playing Liverpool.

Mad Hatter

1.) 18 Jan 2020 22:32:16
Great set of results for us today to be honest mad hatter.
It gives us a free shot so to speak. Most didn't expect us to come out still only 5 begins Chelsea let's hope we can make it 4 or 2.
Lets be honest any sort of result there would be a great achievement.
Lets hope we dig in and get about them and we make the most of any opportunities we get.
Rashford is a big loss and he seems to get more out of martial so its not going to be easy.
Cant wait to see awb v mane.
Martial v vvd
James v ta
Salah v Williams
We need to win each individual battle hope we finish with 11 men🤗.

2.) 19 Jan 2020 09:37:52

Liverpool seemed nervous about losing to us at OT, any repeat gives us a chance. First goal will be important, if they get it then I am not sure we have a game plan to win. Stranger things have happened, in the eighties we used to go there and give them a good game. To be honest I don’t have a good feeling about today, but make it like a cup tie, give it a go and see what happens. I fancy a Greenwood goal but if they score first it may only be a consolation, my guess is 3-1 to them today.



04 Jan 2020 08:01:07
So, if Ole got sacked, who is actually available/ or willing to join the club given that it isn't being run well?

Then there is the DOF which the club don't seem be interested in appointing one.

Not sure if ED001/ 002 can answer this, but do you think the club would struggle to attract a top manager now, given how the club is being run?

Mad Hatter

{Ed002's Note - Mauricio Pochettino.}

1.) 04 Jan 2020 09:05:54
How would you rate him as an option going forward for us Ed?

{Ed002's Note - I cannot easily do that - the problem is the attitude of the amateurs that run the club.}

2.) 04 Jan 2020 10:42:31
Thanks ED002.

Is it a know it all attitude the club have?

They believe they are doing right and wo t be told otherwise?

{Ed002's Note - The problem is that the coach is not up to the job, the advice over some transfers is being ignored, the decision whether to throw money at transfers under this coach has not been made - it is amateurish.}

3.) 04 Jan 2020 11:43:03
If it’s a case that Pochettino is interested, we should be doing everything to get him. Sort the manager position out and then address the other issues we have. Easier said than done tbh.

4.) 04 Jan 2020 11:25:19
Thanks, ED002.

May I ask whose advice is being ignored, or will that open up a can of worms?


{Ed002's Note - It is unimportant.}

5.) 04 Jan 2020 12:32:35

6.) 04 Jan 2020 13:38:10
What's it's got to get to for them to start running the club proper?

Relegation haha.

{Ed002's Note - It needs gutting and news staff from the five assistant managers up.}

7.) 04 Jan 2020 13:54:10
Ed02 when you say amateurs does that mean Ed? The board? Or the owners? Who in your mind is the main culprit for the mess we are in?

{Ed002's Note - It is nothing to do with the owners.}

8.) 04 Jan 2020 14:25:11
Why are owners not at fault ed002? If the people running the club are as inept as you claim, the responsibility of getting rid of such people falls on people above them.

{Ed002's Note - You need to understand the structure of the entire business - and Manchester United supporters seem to not understand at all.}

9.) 04 Jan 2020 14:36:37
I don't know the structure of man utd but it is clear that the board or whatever passes off as upper management at utd is responsible for the rot that has set in and only people with power to remove those and replace them with better ones are the owners.

{Ed047's Note - it seems to me that Ed Woodward is untouchable because he brings so much money into the club

10.) 04 Jan 2020 14:56:47
Does he actually bring in much money though? The tifo guys did a video on his financial performance as utd ceo in recent years, the sponsorships or matchday income aren't really growing. It's the tv money that is making things look rosy, on the other hand int expenses are going up, so are the wages.

There isn't any attempt being made to improve the stadium to increase the matchday incomes, the lack of actual success on field will clearly hurt the commercial incomes sooner rather than later. Not to mention there is a direct hit coming next year unless utd qualify for cl otherwise the adidas money clearly goes down.

{Ed047's Note - I don’t know is the honest answer but there seems to be a constant stream of new partners added and I’m assuming that comes from him.

Would he not have been responsible for the Adidas deal when that happened CSM?

That’s been a mystery to me for a while too mate, with all this perceived money available how has a spanky new stadium been built that the fans in there numbers would have turned into a new Theatre of Dreams.

You should have a larger version of that awesome stadium Spurs have built.

11.) 04 Jan 2020 15:42:29
Ed047 and that is the reason why in my opinion nothing will change until we stop making so much money.

We are putting off field success before on field success.

Whereas both could flourish if run proper

Soon it will be 10 years since a challenge.

But ed Woodward is doing what he's paid to do.

{Ed047's Note - it’s crazy Bolger because as you say they should go hand in hand.

You’ve had in reality, as much money as City, but one club is going one way, the other club the other.

How is that being allowed to happen, who has taken their eye of the ball.

12.) 04 Jan 2020 16:13:08
I might be wrong but don't the experts say the money isn't in "bums on seats " anymore? how much would it cost to add 20,000 seats . including all associated costs - then how many years to recoup the money . Compare that to signing 5 tractor-noodle-matress-companies each paying 3-4 million quid a year - yes they could tart the stadium up but with facebook-netflix-Amazon and all the phone companies being the future for revenue streams I don't see much being spent on the stadium. Lots of talk about the phone giants, Netflix, Amazon developing APPS for monthly United content (and other clubs obviously) let's say 3 dollars a month with 5 million subscribers is almost 200 million per year . its the future apparently.

13.) 04 Jan 2020 16:20:26
Ed for all the constant stream, the nos aren't actually increasing though, they have stayed mostly stagnant for last 3-4 years. I will give him credit for getting the chevrolet deal rather than the adidas one, adidas deal looked big because we were the 1st one to get a big deal, Barcelona and real's just a few years down the line show, it wasn't as much great negotiation as being 1st in line.

The stadium thing is just criminal, i have been to the tottenham one when i was in london recently, OT is a dump in comparison.

{Ed047's Note - that’s not good CSM, it’s clear to me that under our respective clubs that it’s the coach who is going to be THE most important thing to get right.

Our set ups are not great but if we can get the teams at least playing consistently to their best we have half a chance of getting the right players in and moving forward.

We are to early to say if Arteta is the man for us but in my opinion OGS isn’t a good fit for you and I’m not attempting to get involved in that ongoing discussion.

As for the state of all your facilities, it’s criminal.

14.) 04 Jan 2020 16:44:15
I too am trying to stay away from the ogs debate for a while unless someone says something particularly crazy like making up klopp's early record to make ole's look good. Everyone's said their peice and made up their mind and now it is upto the club to make its.

I do feel bad for the guy at times though, looking at the players we are being linked to won't be surprised if we sign no one, and that will mean end of the rope for OGS.

I think next year this time around, you should get a clear idea whether arteta has it in him to be a good manager or he is just another fancy ex player brought in to pull the wool over fans.

15.) 04 Jan 2020 16:57:27
I don't understand what people want from the 'facilities'? For somewhere to sit/ stand to watch a football game, Old Trafford does just fine.

16.) 05 Jan 2020 10:47:13
Free wifi i think MancMan so they can upload their favourite selfies and keep in touch with the outside world whilst the team keep boring everyone on the pitch.




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Thanks ED002.

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28 Feb 2020 05:33:42
He didn't play last night.

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27 Feb 2020 20:14:22

I agree with you.

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27 Feb 2020 18:32:26
Instead of looking at stats, look at his performances. The last 3-4 games he has been good.

Other than that, he had been average.

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14 Feb 2020 14:27:24
ED002 is there any interest in DDG?

Mad Hatter

{Ed002's Note - Nothing noteworthy. He was third choice on Juventus' list but they resolved their problem with Wojciech Szczesny signing a new deal.}




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11 Mar 2020 08:05:32
Lingard flatters to deceive. You would have to question his work ethic and his attitude. We've needed him to step up and he has failed to do that.

Allow him to move onto pastures new. I find him rather immature and petulant. He needs to grow up. Pat him on the back and wish him well at another club.

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09 Mar 2020 12:53:22
Thanks ED002.

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09 Mar 2020 11:57:16

In regards as to whether there will be first team football in Serie A, Is that due to the coronavirus?

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{Ed002's Note - Yes, they are close to stopping all games now and cancelling the season.}



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09 Mar 2020 07:56:08
With Greenwood, u think he is more effective coming off the bench. Tiring defences with 20 minutes to go, is perfect for him to come on.

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09 Mar 2020 07:53:57

Pogba needs to go. He doesn't want to be here. Hopefully he can give it his all for the remainder of the season, if he actually plays again.

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