15 Jan 2018 09:54:47
Hi Ed's,

Any idea if Carrick is in contention to play this season? It seems likely he will retire at the end of the year too. His passing from deep would have been useful and allow pogba to play higher up the pitch frequently.

{Ed001's Note - they have said he will be back fit to play next month, but it is unlikely he will be match fit. That is saying there is no setbacks in his recovery as well, heart conditions are dangerous things after all.}

1.) 15 Jan 2018
15 Jan 2018 10:21:37
Thanks for your reply.

If he is to retire at end of season do you know of any potential replacements man utd are looking at? Any idea if the club looking at winks or verrati?

{Ed001's Note - I don't know of interest in either of those two sorry, but the club are looking to replace him in the summer. Too early to know who right now for sure who it will be, but Milinkovic-Savic is the player Jose would most like.}

2.) 15 Jan 2018
15 Jan 2018 10:21:39
Personally I wouldn't risk it. Get him on his coaching badges, have help out with the u18s and then give him an hour in the final home game as a farewell. going to be hard to replace.

3.) 15 Jan 2018
15 Jan 2018 10:45:38
Many thanks for your prompt replies Ed.

{Ed001's Note - you are very welcome.}

4.) 15 Jan 2018
15 Jan 2018 11:56:08
Hi ed001 just a quick question if you have the time. What is your view as a non Man Utd fan at the way we are progressing and the team that Jose is building? Thanks.

{Ed001's Note - tough one. In terms of the quality of playing staff you are progressing massively, but the on field play has still a long way to go. I feel that is partly down to Jose still missing the players he wants to make things tick. There is defo progress there though, I mean Pogba is growing as a player, Lingard too. You just had a long way to go because the squad had slipped so far under Moyes and LVG.}

5.) 15 Jan 2018
15 Jan 2018 12:53:07
I would agree with that ed you are spot on. I think Jose has no excuses after this summer window and we must be challenging or winning the league next year with the spending that he will have done. As fans we must be rational and see how far we have come from the debacle under Moyes and LVG. There is a resilience and positive atmosphere in the squad which is great to see. However, the style of play is still not entertaining enough but I will fully judge that next season when Jose has the team that he wants. We have the players to play more expansively and I do wish he would take the shackles off more often. Thanks again Ed for your input.

{Ed001's Note - very welcome mate.}

6.) 15 Jan 2018
15 Jan 2018 13:33:04
Couldn't agree more Ed, definitely think we are going in the right direction under Jose and like you said, we slipped so far under Moyes/ LVG, so it's going to more time than people think, despite spending a fortune. The squad is better, the unity looks good and with a few more signings over the next few windows, we will be right up there again I'm sure. Patience.

7.) 15 Jan 2018
15 Jan 2018 19:11:10
I hope his last season with us doesn't just peeter out into a damp squib. He deserves better than that.