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04 Feb 2020 17:27:02
A question for one of the Eds and posters.

Do you have any updates or news with Jesse Lingard. Is it true that he recently signed with Raiola as his agent?

shane88

{Ed002's Note - Sort of. Jesse Lingard (/RM/AM) knows that Manchester United see him as potentially being surplus to requirements at Old Trafford and that the current coach is not keen on him - so. not unreasonably. there is an ad hoc agreement with Mino that allows him to look for other options for the player. Right now I am aware there have been approaches to several sides and that a couple might be open to making a formal approach, but there remains a concern that as an English player there is a high risk if he were to move to mainland Europe - so the interest could easily wane. Interest in England I am told is thin on the ground although at least two sides have been approached. I suspect the summer and decisions yet to be agreed at the club will define whether he stays or goes.}


1.) 05 Feb 2020 08:58:32
Thanks as always for the wonderfully detailed inside info Ed002: very much appreciated.

Might I be cheeky and read between the lines regarding your comment about decisions yet to made and the impact on whether Lingard stays: might this allude to United changing managers in the summer please?

If so - and I appreciate this is very speculative - might you have any inside info about United’s thoughts about Solkjaer, changing him in the Summer and who might they have spoken to please?

Thanks again for any info you might impart.

{Ed002's Note - I have explained about Solkjaer before - nothing has changed.}


2.) 05 Feb 2020 09:52:34
No worries, thanks as always for your brilliant input to the site.


3.) 07 Feb 2020 21:01:58
In reply to ed002. As supporters we are not bright enough to realise Ed Woodward is not buying and selling players, neither is ogs. With no dof. Who is actually making the decisions to buy/ sell negotiate for Man Utd?

{Ed002's Note - Right - but why should yopu now sart attacking others you know nothing of?}


 

 

04 Feb 2020 17:27:02
A question for one of the Eds and posters.

Do you have any updates or news with Jesse Lingard. Is it true that he recently signed with Raiola as his agent?

shane88

{Ed002's Note - Jesse Lingard (/RM/AM) knows that Manchester United see him as potentially being surplus to requirements at Old Trafford and that the current coach is not keen on him - so. not unreasonably. there is an ad hoc agreement with Mino that allows him to look for other options for the player. Right now I am aware there have been approaches to several sides and that a couple might be open to making a formal approach, but there remains a concern that as an English player there is a high risk if he were to move to mainland Europe - so the interest could easily wane. Interest in England I am told is thin on the ground although at least two sides have been approached. I suspect the summer and decisions yet to be agreed at the club will define whether he stays or goes. With Tahith Chong (RW) one of many other players who wants out and plays on the RW, the club need to sort out the way forward - and that is a much bigger deal.}


1.) 04 Feb 2020 20:32:54
ED is there a plan for what's going to happen with Chris Smalling?

{Ed002's Note - Manchester United have no plans but Roma want him still - they would have had him in January but for the amateurs.}


2.) 04 Feb 2020 21:00:31
Thanks for the information Ed002. Have a good week.

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}


3.) 05 Feb 2020 00:11:16
Thanks Ed.


 

 

28 Mar 2019 09:12:50
Ole has been made permanent manager. For 3 years.

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09 May 2018 22:25:39
Thoughts on Mertens to United this summer. Would you take him?

shane88

1.) 10 May 2018 08:28:58
Not too sure how true it is, but I believe he has a relatively low release clause of around £20-25 million.

Without getting into release clauses etc. If he were available for a fee of this amount he may be worth a punt.


2.) 10 May 2018 15:23:49
Agree necks for that price why not. But he is 29 hitting 30 so wouldn’t be he cleverest move. Especially if we are moving for Willian. Would much prefer to try keep martial and play rashford centrally more by rotating him with Lukaku. Otherwise I would love to see us go for Justin kluivert looks very talented.


3.) 10 May 2018 15:57:41
Out of rashford and martial I'd rather martial play centrally.


4.) 10 May 2018 17:39:01
He is a good player but he is too old. We need to build like City and like Utd of old younger players please.


5.) 10 May 2018 23:41:10
Good shout Park, Kluivert does look a great talent.


6.) 10 May 2018 23:48:56
Kluivert off to roma reports in holland are saying.


7.) 11 May 2018 17:12:08
Players of youth under Mourinho. Isn't going to happen. Mourinho wants players ready to go or the finish article not the next big thing.


 

 

04 Dec 2017 12:13:59
Hi Eds. Just wondering do you expect Manchester United to attempt and get either or both Alexis Sanchez and Ozil in either the January transfer window or this summer?

shane88

{Ed002's Note - I cannot answer sensibly about when transfers will happen but MU have not shown any interest in Alexis Sanchez. Oezil might be a possibility at some point.}


1.) 04 Dec 2017 16:21:38
Wish we had purchased Sanchez in the summer
Yeah would had possibly been £50m as in last year of contract, however we’d be so much stronger this year going forward.
If had the choice this coming summer when both are free, I’d still only take Sanchez. Ozil half of the time you forget he’s on the pitch
Should Zlatan not extend another year, use some of his wages to lure Sanchez.


2.) 04 Dec 2017 18:35:39
Thank Ed002 as always.


 

 

 

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08 Jul 2020 13:51:26
Griezmann. Yes or No

And where would he fit into the team if you took him?

shane88

1.) 08 Jul 2020 14:12:27
No, his attitude is an issue. We don't want more circus around the club.


2.) 08 Jul 2020 14:14:52
No, thus no need to answer the follow up :)


3.) 08 Jul 2020 14:31:23
No, and he's where he deserves to be. on the Barcelona bench.


4.) 08 Jul 2020 14:45:30
No. Cannot bear another narcissistic decision reveal video.


5.) 08 Jul 2020 15:26:51
No but as a false 9 with Martial/ Rashford and Greenwood sounds good.


6.) 08 Jul 2020 16:46:55
We have enough problems of our own, we don't need to solve barcelonas problems as well.

Over the past few years they have made some questionable/ ridiculous recruitment decisions and they look to have wasted messi’s prime years when it comes to champions league success as a result.


7.) 09 Jul 2020 06:50:35
No. Just NO!


 

 

02 Apr 2020 14:47:39
Do we have any readers (including Eds) that can recommend any good football books to read. Recently read a really good book called "Soccernomics" which gives a really good insight to how football really works. Highly recommended.

shane88

{Ed002's Note - I almost never read football books but would recommend "The Greatest Footballer You Never Saw - The Robin Friday Story" (because it is a good story) and "Third Lanark - Life and Death of the Hi Hi" (because they are on the come back trail).


1.) 02 Apr 2020 17:23:08
I don't know much about soccer books but for the few autobiographies i have read. However, I did chance upon a series, 'Sunderland till I die' and in the absence of footy, it is a good watch, even more so for black cat fans.


2.) 02 Apr 2020 17:34:53
Soccernomics is brilliant as is 'Inverting the Pyramid'. Zlatan's biography is brilliant cause the bloke is nuts. Also The Mixer is great for Premier League nostalgia. And Ancelotti's biography is fantastic to read- bloke exudes knowledge and confidence.


3.) 02 Apr 2020 19:38:06
Keane’s second book is pretty good, heled me see a different side to him.


4.) 02 Apr 2020 20:54:33
Tottenham the PL glory days

Oh wait.


5.) 03 Apr 2020 04:13:03
Robin Friday the English George best, absolute legend.


6.) 03 Apr 2020 13:17:05
If you are pushed for time and just want a quick read I heartily recommend "Arsenal's Champion League Winners".

{Ed047's Note - or another good one is “How to get mugged off for almost £900 million in the transfer market” by the legend that is Ed Woodward. 😉


7.) 04 Apr 2020 21:34:26
Nice one Ed 47.

{Ed047's Note - I loved the Arsenal one too mate! 🤣


 

 

31 Mar 2020 13:13:20
Do people still want Jack Grealish now? It's a no for me.

shane88

1.) 31 Mar 2020 15:25:26
Never did, the guys has the wrong attitude and limited ability. Bug fish, small pond. Stay well. away from him.


2.) 31 Mar 2020 21:01:11
I've never had any idea how he'd fit into our system. We have Bruno at CAM, Martial and Rashford for LW. We don't have a floating left sided role.


3.) 01 Apr 2020 08:50:25
Yes I would.


4.) 01 Apr 2020 11:48:16
Where would you play him? How would the team look? We need a right sided Rashford. And it won’t be Sancho.


5.) 01 Apr 2020 11:49:45
I wouldn't go for him, I think he would be a expensive flop.


 

 

10 Mar 2020 18:41:14
Do any of the Eds know if we have any interest in Wolves Ruben Neves?

shane88

{Ed002's Note - Not since Mr Mourinho left.}


 

 

08 Jul 2019 15:53:16
Don't post on here as regularly but just wanted to take the time out to thanks the Eds (inparticular 001 and 002) and you guys on here for all their information, insight and knowledge. I don't generally post on here but I try my utmost to read every comment regardless if I agree or not

I don't know about you guys but my knowledge has improved ten-fold from the Eds on how the game actually works.

Wish more fans had their eyes opened to how it really works. I remember when I posted on here when I first joined, some of my posts were let's say how a "arm-chair" fan would judge and deal with the situation

Regardless on what our opinions are at the moment, we all know the issues and problems the club got. But we need to realise that all this should come second to supporting the club. Don't get me wrong the club isn't all innocent. But knee-jerk reactions, protests etc. isn't the answer. We are going to have to use a skill that United fans haven't had to use in a long time (patience) and it could be a long time before we "win" again.

Anyway keep up the good work on here everyone. Their a great core of a community here. Wishing everyone all the best the season ahead.

shane88

{Ed002's Note - Thanks Shane.}


 

 

 

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06 Oct 2020 14:46:43
Sorry Cheshire. I think you been playing Football Manager. Do you honestly think the Glazers, Ed and Co will invest their money into the club. If we sell someone then maybe but they can't even do that properly.

No chance. It be the same old same, we tried but they were demanding too much money for him.

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17 Sep 2020 21:25:49
My issue is that you don't agree personal terms with a player and don't follow through. It's make the club looks incompetent.

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16 Jul 2020 17:49:23
Don't need a another Bastian Schweinstger. Plus at that wrong age now. Sign him for 3 years before performance will drop. Plus he would be a replacement for Pogba. Plus can he hack it on a rainy night down in Stoke. Bundesliga a decent league but the Premier League something else. I rather play McTominay or give James Garner more of a opportunity.

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13 Jul 2020 10:01:22
If we going to take a Left Back. Rather get the Wigan kid Antonee Robinson and develop him to be our first choice left back. Could move Brandon to the right then.

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04 Jul 2020 09:15:58
I find that Fabrizio Romano (the ltalian Journalist) to be the most reliable one if you look towards them for rumors. Castles is good friends with Jose Mourinho.

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04 Oct 2020 14:50:30
A Director Of Football will not change anything. He will have a job title without the power and authority to execute. He just be the scapegoat

No one will take the job as they know what ever they do, they will be overlooked by the men above.

Keep saying it. Until either they sell up or Ed and Glazers step away from the football side and concentrate on the business side. Nothing is going to change.

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02 Oct 2020 12:23:32
A Director Of Football would make no difference. It be a job title without the power of the job. That person would be the scape goat.


Why do you think we been turned down by a few of them and struggling to employ one.

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02 Oct 2020 12:09:05
Ole got the job because a) he a fan favourite that would appease the United fans b) He understands the United way and will help promote youngsters c) he will fall in line with the owners and Ed and Co

I think Ole is doing the best he can with limited resources. It started with Fergie but Ferguson is the greatest manager of all time and had a great director in Mr Gill helping him on the transfer side.

Manchester City and Liverpool have caught up and overtaken us.

My issue isn't with just the transfer. The club itself. Old Trafford is becoming a dated stadium and needs investment. A new changing room isn't sufficient enough. They are milking the club dry. Anfield and City ground have had their capacity increased.

Their a lack of effort and leaders. The club has become complacent. I see a club that have owners and people running it more interested in making money than competing for trophies.

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20 Sep 2020 10:49:42
What I learned

That without great leaders and people actually great at their jobs that can execute, that we be nothing more than a top 4 club.

We will never win the league under this current ownership and management. That's the honest damming fact. We laugh at the 30 years it took Liverpool to win the title. I'm 32 now, I bet I will be retired before we win another title.

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05 Aug 2020 09:42:08
Yes it's a lot of money but end of the day if you want him that much you will pay it. Just pay up and get it over with. Imagine if this collapse, the United (anti-glazers) fans will be all over them with (lack of ambition) . I agree it's a lot of money but when does a player like Sancho becomes available. Think United just playing hard ball to be honest.

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