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19 Jun 2022 18:11:17
Have we shown any interest in Evanilson of porto, young forward.


{Ed002's Note - Evanilson was subject to an illegal approach by an English side before he left Fluminense. Manchester United have scouted another Porto player but I am not aware of any approach for Evanilson.}

1.) 19 Jun 2022 18:58:29
Probably Liverpool, if it was an illegal approach.

2.) 19 Jun 2022 19:15:13
Thanks ed.



17 Jun 2022 19:00:14
Any of the eds heard about intrest in derbys young striker malcom? For united.


{Ed002's Note - If you mean the ex Rangers youngster, no but another PL club is keen.}



12 Apr 2022 19:30:15
Erik ten Hag is now described as ‘satisfied’ by Manchester United plan to make important decisions together with him. That’s why he wanted a long-term contract. ⏳? #MUFC

Back room staff and buyout clause [€2m] payment to be discussed soon in order to complete the process.

Dare we say the club have made a good footballing choice?

Excited to see what happens in the summer now with outgoings, get hungry young players in and let him and his staff change the dire philosophy in this club.

Think this is great news for the academy players, with him coming from argubly the best youth set up in world football.

They may be a clear passage now into the first team for our kids.


1.) 12 Apr 2022 20:33:42
Excellent choice and would do very well here if we gets the players to build this team.

Antony, Nunez/ Kane, Kounde,2 CMs and RB.

If we get these type of players and get rid of some of the players who are not good enough then we will see this team win some titles! .

2.) 12 Apr 2022 21:21:53
Unfortunately Singh, those signings would still not have us any where near challenging.
Clearing out the mediocre players has got to be priority this summer.

3.) 12 Apr 2022 21:28:04
While I tend to agree that the team needs a new RB, CB, CDM, RW, and ST I actually think we will likely see 3 maybe 4 signings at most. Or at least only 3-4 signing to go into the first 11.

I expect EtH to work more with many of the players we have and try to improve them before binning the lot. Making sure they don't throw the baby out with the bathwater.

4.) 12 Apr 2022 21:55:07
I think we will push for nunez, a cm and give garner game time next season, along with a cb if we can get rid of jones bailly and tunzube

Then if martial leaves a winger.

Hope we see vdb get game time and show what he can do

Interesting summer ahead.

But its not going to be a quick fix, we have to turn these players into actual footballers and its going tk take time.

5.) 12 Apr 2022 22:42:30
It’s quite unusual to see more interest in who we want to get rid of rather than who we will get in and a culmination of years of anger towards poor recruitment and poor attitudes. Really excited about what could happen and what a new side looks like. Enough players are leaving to mean a handful will come in, even from our youths.
Martial is a tricky one. I get the sinking feeling he’ll just come back and be the next player to run down his contract for 100 years.

6.) 12 Apr 2022 22:43:47
I think if we can sign a cb, rb, lb, a few midfielders, a winger, a striker and maybe a new keeper, we might finish third next season.

7.) 12 Apr 2022 22:46:07
There would be no point in taking on Ten Hag and having RR as a consultant if the club is not going to support them 100%. The board and the egomaniacal Woodward have painted us into a corner. The owners must surely know that the value of their investment is at risk. Success is a prerequisite of sustained value and another arrogance induced failure could potentially sink the ship entirely. The budget for new players may be a little more than we expect simply because the downside risk is greater than the additional debt.

8.) 12 Apr 2022 22:49:30
If Van der Sar came with him, and Van Persie also, we would have a real setup. Perhaps ETH can get DVB firing on all cylinders again.

9.) 12 Apr 2022 23:52:52
Would love Nunez, he looks an absolute stud. Not being in UCL would likely kill that though, he is hot property I think.

Just bring in the right type of player and back him. Set realistic goals for developing the club back to where it belongs. Forget about glamorous Kane and Rice signings that get the press excited. Support the guy. Give him a proper chance and hopefully he is the next big epl manager.

10.) 13 Apr 2022 00:19:01
Rumours that Pogba is being offered 500k a week to stay. If that is the case, the club is gone to ruin. If Ten Hag has asked the club to try and keep him then I have zero faith in his ability to improve us. If he has not been included in the negotiation then it would appear that he has no control over transfers.
Pogba needed to leave the club a number of years ago and any attempt to keep him is absolutely ludicrous.

11.) 13 Apr 2022 05:43:36
First positive choice on a Long looking Road,
Owners and Board need to support him for his blueprint of football. Nomore signings focusing shirt sales, no more tolerance to crybabies and toxics, no more value preventing contract extensions, proper Chances to hungry Youth, keep Fans On-side, shrewd eye for deals doesn't mater whatever time of year it is. And than we can hope, things will go upside.

Need to have " Just Football" in mind.

12.) 13 Apr 2022 08:09:58
I think we'll see nunez a cm and akanji come in. Antony if martial leaves. I don't think we'll see a huge amount of signings this summer, ten hag will want to see who he can improve and what youth can step up.

13.) 13 Apr 2022 08:56:04
Good news if its true Bolger2 - still not confident in this lot getting ETH in without at least a caberet of cock ups before conceding.
The priority must be for whoever to start the clearout, possibles/ good business = DDG, MARTIAL, RASHFORD
Need to go/ oocontract = tuanzebe, awb, bailly, matic, mata, pogba, jones, lingard, cavani, ronaldo.
wouldnt lose sleep but harder to get rid set = maguire, shaw, varane.
Basically a club reset but we can't get rid of all those in one window and replace them in squad, even using the youth team?
2-3 could be used in bargaining deals and 5-6 are out of contract: that's still a lot of players to bring in but probably attainable. If we dont, we will be no further forward (propbably further behind) than at any time in the last 8 seasons.
Audioflynn, I do hope you're wrong re pogba but if you prove correct any info on how to get a refund for 2 x season tickets would be welcome!

14.) 13 Apr 2022 09:38:56
RedWhiskey, I tend to agree. I think it'll be a striker (hopefully Darwin Nunez, but there is a lot of competition for him), a CDM and a CB.

Lots of Rumours surrounding Timber, who obviously would help EtH by having another player who knows him in the squad. He looks a very good young player, I do worry a little with his height, as generally CB's under 6ft have struggled in the EPL. However, he does look like a genuine future world class player.

Ruben Neves links make a lot of sense as well. EPL proven and settled, ideal CDM for an EtH system and supposedly available.

15.) 13 Apr 2022 10:15:55
Shappy I think we may end up with palhinha or however it's spelt. Not sure neves offers enough defensively. Creative yes and deep lying but I don't think he's the midfield enforcer we need. We have the attacking mid in Bruno, the water carriers in Fred and mctominay but lack a purely defensive minded mid. Whilst Fred and mctominay shouldn't be a first choice I don't see us bringing in more than one midfielder just yet. Garner will get game time and I think dvb will too. If it goes disastrously in the midfield battles maybe we will look again in January or the following summer.

I really hope we don't spent massive on rice. Not worth the prices being banded about. We could sort a lot more positions with that sort of cash.

16.) 13 Apr 2022 12:20:39
RedWhiskey, with the possession heavy style EtH tends to play I don't think he will look for a defensive monster at CDM. For his style what the CDM can do with the ball is far more important than what they do off the ball.

For example Alvarez averages 1.7 tackles a game, 1.6 interceptions and 1.5 clearances. Averaging 4.8 defensive actions per game.

Even Gravenberch averages 1.5 tackles, 0.6 interceptions, and 0.6 clearances, totalling 2.7 defensive actions.

Compare that to McFred who manage 2.4 tackles each, 1.1 and 1.2 interceptions and 0.8 and 1.6 clearances per game. Giving our midfield an average of 9.5 defensive actions per game, compared to 7.5 defensive actions of the Ajax duo.

When we then look at the average number of passes those players make the United duo average 88.4 passes per game compared to the Ajax duo's 109.7 passes per game.

Foe EtH's style of play it is what a CDM can do on the ball that is far more valuable than what they do off it.

For that reason I think someone like Neves is far more likely than a CDM who is more specialised in making tackles.

17.) 13 Apr 2022 12:23:37
Just for context Ruben Neves averages more defensive actions than Edson Alvarez while making a similar number of passes, with more variation of passes, more long passes, and more key passes. All in a far more competitive league.

18.) 13 Apr 2022 12:25:50
At least with Pogba, the negotiations for him to go anywhere else are simple, with his contract expiring soon with us. I do expect him to go. Ten Hag is no fool. He wants players who can press in all positions, and Pogba is not that kind of player. Highly possible he could leave early which could then open up the next step in the MF quickly.

19.) 13 Apr 2022 19:27:40
I wouldn't be against neves but if you look at the top two sides in the prem in recent years, they've had fabinho and fernandinho/ rodri. I do think a more defensive minded player is needed in the prem if we are looking to get to a level they are at.

20.) 13 Apr 2022 19:42:00
RedWhiskey, I tend to agree. However, I expect EtH will start off with what he knows and trusts and will then learn the EPL and look make adjustments to his set up down the line.



11 Apr 2022 22:52:31
This rumours of other clubs wanting ten hag, i actually think is good news in a way

We actually get to see if the club actually care about the football and winning things and not just about the ££££££££.

Apprently ten hag wants assurences agreed for him to sign, if we lost out on him we all know its because the powers at be are like 90 percent of the players and don't give a crap.

Part of me still has hope that the club is trying to implement a structure and going forward we will start doing the right things.

The city v liverpool game is solid proof that when you stick to a plan, build a squad to match a managers way, buy the players to fit that style and stay on that plan even if there are some bumps along the way.


1.) 12 Apr 2022 10:45:30
Club is backed up against the wall here. They will have to succumb to his requests if they want him and I think its an open secret now that he is the no.1 choice.

Interesting few weeks ahead. But if he does get the job, it will mean that they agree.

However, I'm not sure how solid the clubs word is.

2.) 12 Apr 2022 12:26:34
I don’t think it’s unreasonable that a manager coming into a club in the mess we are currently in would want more control over transfers and the overarching structure surrounding the team. The past ten years have shown that the current set up isn’t working and that managers will fail within it.

This is a key moment - either the club will cede control to Ten Hag or bring in another manager to fail within their run by committee structure.



25 Mar 2022 13:31:09
we all know what kind of stuff scouts look for in players when we go out and are looking for a certain type of player, I assume its a lengthy process,

but who is it that goes out and scouts managers? what do they look for and what type of scouting goes into looking for a manager,

there's obv more than just looking at his CV and thinking he's won "this" let's get him.

be interested to know if anyone knows what the process is and what typically happens.

can imagine its a lot different to looking at players.


{Ed002's Note - Advisors will be used, people known him and both clubs will be asked an opinion, consideration will be given to languages etc..}

1.) 25 Mar 2022 14:27:52
thanks ed.




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15 Aug 2022 23:35:18
Wolves have got a cracking player in nunes there for 38 million

Meanwhile we’re selling young prospects to fund more deadwood on high wages.


1.) 16 Aug 2022 06:01:18
Agree. We could have tried to get him by giving them Ronaldo and some money. Try to solve 2 problems but no we would rather sell garner.

2.) 16 Aug 2022 07:25:39
Nunes is on a carouselle of players headed by mendes. He doesn’t want to move to Wolves but has no real choice, he's been convinced ts a stepping stone. If a top club wanted him, price would be much more.
Once this deal is done Sporting wil sign Horta from Braga. These 3 clubs are run by mendes.

3.) 16 Aug 2022 07:57:39
He is goid player and miles better than our midfield guys. Might be a precursor to wolves selling neves.

4.) 16 Aug 2022 08:28:49
rohan; "Give them Ronaldo"? Like CR7 would go to Wolves! You need to give your head a wobble because you surely are on some odd substance!

5.) 16 Aug 2022 08:57:29
Think he meant give Lisbon Ronaldo for Nunes. May need you head to be given a wobble now!

6.) 16 Aug 2022 09:23:17
Possibly Ports but he's still on some odd stuff :-)

7.) 16 Aug 2022 10:03:55
I definitely meant Sporting, Fizz you really can't read between the lines.
There is no way Ronaldo goes to Wolves.
Atletico, Sporting, Bayern are some of the clubs he's linked with and I feel going back to his childhood club when no other top team is in for him makes most sense.
It's fairly obvious you've made it an agenda against me Fizz.
You called me for the negativity before the season even started and yet those comments don't look out of place now.

8.) 16 Aug 2022 10:53:13
rohan; An agenda? That's so precious lol.



14 Aug 2022 00:19:34
So apparently we never got Thiago because Joel glazer didn’t want to give the go ahead for him to have a 4 year contract and only offered 3

But then gave players like jones new deals

It’s time these owners left enough is enough now.


1.) 14 Aug 2022 09:19:01
Thiago had Zero interest in joining utd. Also depiste being a great player he is made of glass.



12 Aug 2022 11:45:12
that 3rd kit is the worst kit I've seen in my entire life, we have has some bad kits over the years

but this is just nasty, who gave the go ahead for it.


{Ed014's Note - me! ??

1.) 12 Aug 2022 11:54:45
Who cares what kit is, long as the players inside those kits can win!

But least it’s a new thing to moan about I guess, let’s blame that on……. oh yeah Arnold can be responsible for that one!

2.) 12 Aug 2022 12:00:13
Yeah, with how badly we've been playing recently the idea of our players playing in highlighter yellow just to make them stand out all the more seems poorly thought out.

Although the green zigzag pattern means technically its a green and yellow (gold) kit, if you can't beat the protesters then join them.

3.) 12 Aug 2022 12:14:43
Come on, it's not up there with the zebra one surely?

4.) 12 Aug 2022 12:31:09
Then kit is fine, better than zebra and pink one, that's for sure.

I like the color anyway, but that's just me :D.

5.) 12 Aug 2022 12:37:09
I don't think we need to use green color for players, already there are some players we can't tell if they are on the pitch or not, they don't need a camouflage.

6.) 12 Aug 2022 12:52:19
New kit looks great. Starting to think some of you would moan if someone gave you a tenner ?.

7.) 12 Aug 2022 12:58:22
Knowing our players they pass to stewards more than each other in that kit.

8.) 12 Aug 2022 14:20:45
11 goalkeepers? sounds about right.

9.) 12 Aug 2022 14:25:34
Damn right DodgyBanter. I'd want to know why it's only a tenner.

{Ed014's Note - amazing as it may be I find myself really like your third kit.

10.) 12 Aug 2022 17:09:36
Haha manc man, sure with inflation it should be higher, right?

11.) 12 Aug 2022 17:56:50
I think it's pretty decent if I'm being honest. The aways my favourite if I had to pick one. going to be an expensive year with the kids wanting them all.

12.) 12 Aug 2022 18:06:40
Spenno - I agree the zebra kit looked diabolical first glance but it was a grower! I don't think a kit the same colour as bile works unless its on a steward or a binman.

13.) 12 Aug 2022 18:21:59
I have to say it looks decent, I don’t like the collar on the home shirt or the v neck on the white one.

We’ve had much worse, think zebra, pink, weird light blue thing last year etc.

14.) 12 Aug 2022 21:25:38
It's for the young ones, lads. A leisure top. I think it's awful, my young lad loves it. The way it should be ?.

15.) 13 Aug 2022 14:27:21
We’ll look like a team of goalkeepers.



12 Aug 2022 08:53:05
forget de jong and rabiot

why are we not looking at matheus Nunes and Neves.


1.) 12 Aug 2022 09:01:47
I would be delighted to see those two in the team.

2.) 12 Aug 2022 10:34:29
How do you know we aren't? Funnily enough we won't sign the exact players any individual wants, including our manager it seems.

3.) 12 Aug 2022 11:21:34
i doubt we are in for any sensible signings GDS.

so much optimism at the start of the window but I'm not believing we will sign anyone that improves what we have, everything just screams panic AGAIN.

4.) 12 Aug 2022 11:23:50
But Nunes and Neves in Ten Haag eyes might not be better then De Jong and Rabiot…. Nunes and Neves might not be able to do what Ten Haag wants them to do…. So one minute it’s trust the manager, then because it don’t align with your opinions, it’s dismiss what the manager thinks!

Plus I don’t see anyone knocking down the door for Neves!

You could not make this up!

5.) 12 Aug 2022 11:47:46
no one is saying trust the manager or not trust the manager,

de jong doesn't want to come and rabiot is a known cry baby and bad for a dressing room, he's also not a very good player

and anyone can see neves is a quality player, no one knows if a team has asked for his availability.

6.) 12 Aug 2022 11:59:04
How do you honestly know De jong don’t want to come, and Rabiot is a cry baby, you know nothing of the circumstances of either player apart from some paper clippings and you tube videos.

Ten Haag clearly wants so you have to trust his judgment

I’m not saying Neves is not a good player, but I’m saying perhaps Ten Haag don’t think he suits him and Rabiot will do a better job…

Clearly you know more then all the managers out there, maybe you should tell them all that Neves is available and such a great player and would suit all your styles. go get him just in case they have missed something!

7.) 12 Aug 2022 14:48:08
ed has said multiple times de jong doesn't want to come

new Yorker where have you been? its pretty factual what rabiot has done in the past, along with his agent mum.



01 Jul 2022 19:06:44
Welcome are first signing. now let's get de jong done, a cb and a forward, any sales use it to get an added cm if possible and away we go.


1.) 01 Jul 2022 19:20:36
Ornstein reporting we are in talks with Ajax for Martinez and he’s keen on the move. Looks like the club is moving for who ETH wants ??.

2.) 01 Jul 2022 20:00:54
If we can get de jong, martinez and anthony or gnarbry for me i like him, a rb and another cm i think that's the perfect window.

Lets hope we can get the players in, but i'm liking what i'm hearing about the training sessions already.

3.) 01 Jul 2022 21:49:20
It looks to me like emphasis has shifted away from Antony and onto Martinez with . gulp… Martial getting another chance. Don’t think that guy has ever sprinted in his life but I think Martinez would be a very useful signing.

4.) 01 Jul 2022 21:51:06
Martinez any good? Don’t know much about him.

5.) 01 Jul 2022 23:11:53
I reckon Martial's going to be worked so hard in training that he'll welcome the relative respite of an actual game. EtH is going to have to break him down and rebuild him if we're going to see any value for the £13m pa Woodward decided to reward him with, rather than let his contract run out.

6.) 02 Jul 2022 01:43:27
Martial has talent. He lacks attitude. He must surely be embarrassed by the failed trip to Spain. Maybe it brought him down a peg or two. Maybe EtH will sort his head out.




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15 Aug 2022 12:25:52
Absolute flabbergasted we are not even giving him a try when the likes of Fred and mctominay get to play every week

I feel I’m being punished in my adult life for supporting united in my childhood.




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11 Aug 2022 12:55:31
i don't trust what goes on anymore shappy. but the fact they have not retracted the bid we made 2 weeks ago suggests we are still trying to get him we haven't even bid for a replacement for de jong

rab is not the same type of player as de jong

its just gone past the point of being funny.

we knew what we needed 8 months ago, ralf told us publicly what was needed and he got the boot.

im not even blaming arnold and murtough its clearly someone above them making the final decisions, or why else would everything take an age.




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11 Aug 2022 11:21:35
Just baffles me why we are still trying to get him when he’s doesn’t want to join ? then signing more dead wood in rabiot on high wages when we have just got rid of players for the same reason.




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10 Aug 2022 16:23:02
apparently united have already rejected plenty of bids for wan bissaka, they should have just kept laird got rid of the deadwood still there.




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10 Aug 2022 14:34:20
I mentioned gakpro months ago he would be a good signing, young fast, direct, skill full can cross a ball and can finish

These are the types of players we should be signing young players with potential for the manager to develop and turn into winners.





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18 Aug 2022 12:39:05
Difference is Matic had injuries all the time

Casemero is hardly injuried and for the position he plays in he is in his prime years, get him for 4 years an actual world class cm.




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18 Aug 2022 12:36:13
I think the casemero links are as a replacement for de jong and he will most likely play along Fred if we get him

Both start for Brazil so have that link there.




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18 Aug 2022 11:04:03
I agree Blackpool but we are not going to purchase a striker

Ronaldo should have been let go at the start of the window and the stuff with greenwood has left us with an injured martial

There’s no strikers out there that are value in the market unless we are looking at another over 30 striker.




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18 Aug 2022 08:45:22
We need a winger/ forward

Maybe the thought is put rashford as the striker sancho and Antony wide

Ronaldo sold martial and rashford for the striker position.




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17 Aug 2022 17:29:31
Agree dodgy that’s what ten hag needs to do I think 2 games is enough to know what players are not cut out but then again we don’t have a big squad

I would prefer to watch the kids instead so let’s see on Monday what the team is

But I would be surprised if that back 4 isn’t completely different.