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05 Jul 2018 09:34:57
Papers now linking us with Shaqiri.

Him and Shaw would be unstoppable in the cafeteria.

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05 Jul 2018 11:33:52
If Shaw got in first. There would nothing left in the cafeteria.

05 Jul 2018 11:49:42
I’d say they both try to go through at the same time, and just get stuck.

05 Jul 2018 12:29:46
Leave the jokes, guys. For 12mln tell me a better quality right winger who happily will be a squad player. And do not forget that we are playing without right wing for years.

{Ed001's Note - happily be a squad player? He left Bayern because he refused to be a squad player.}

05 Jul 2018 13:09:07
I mean his career has been a litany of failed auditions at big clubs. He ended up at Stoke where he put in no effort. That’s about his level - struggling EPL club where he can get by on natural ability without having to work.

05 Jul 2018 13:22:55
Not sure he wanted to leave, more like Bayern wanted to sell.

{Ed001's Note - yes, because he refused to knuckle down and be a squad player.}

05 Jul 2018 13:55:28
A simple question. what if a gamble clicked?

05 Jul 2018 15:38:35
Always tried to back jose and give him the benefit of the doubt but if the rumours about Shaqiri are true I’ll have lost all faith, don’t care if its 12 million or 12 bob he’s not worth it, i watched him against the swedes and i bet he didn’t run a bloody mile all game and that's at the World Cup.

05 Jul 2018 17:32:01
Absolute no to shaq IMO. Wont be happy with what we probably wpuld offer and he'd be leaving again next season.

05 Jul 2018 19:54:58
He’s failed everywhere, why on Earth would we sign him?

05 Jul 2018 20:02:26
Make a good door stop?

05 Jul 2018 20:51:35
Last week some folk on here were saying shaqiri is better than mata and jessie. 😂😂😂😂😂😊.

06 Jul 2018 01:06:08
Talented player but needs a team to be built around him, and he's not talented or applied enough to get that at a top club. Plus, he personifies the opposite of a "Jose player"! I wouldn't pick him ahead of Lingard, Alexis, Mata, Rashford, or the pre-slump Martial. I'd also rather Pogba play further forward with another midfielder in behind him than in a 2 with Shaqiri as 1 of the attacking 4. A big fat no from me. He'll probably end up joining a smaller club. Liverpool perhaps?

02 Jul 2018 16:44:09
Sam Johnstone to West Brom for £6.5 million rising to £10million if all add ons are met according to Simon Stone.
Great deal for all parties if true.

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02 Jul 2018 21:50:58
Good luck to the lad. Good club and a good move.

03 Jul 2018 01:22:23
He’s a good keeper too imo, just needs a chance.

03 Jul 2018 09:29:18
The Villa fans seem gutted about this, he had a great season for them and is now going to a rival, good luck to the lad.

03 Jul 2018 12:37:42
Very good deal. Makes a change to get good money for selling someone especially young player with potential. Good keeper, hope we got a sell on clause too as I don't see him being at west brom long term.

01 Jul 2018 18:02:50
Anyone else love Peter Drury's commentary? Iniesta comes on for Silva: 'Silva for Gold'.

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02 Jul 2018 01:01:52
He’s by far the best commentator there is, especially for getting you hyped up for matches, even ones you don't really have an interest in.

Watch and listen to Drury’s commentary for Manolas’ goal in the Roma vs Barcelona game. Almost spine tingling it was that good.

02 Jul 2018 09:47:54
And then we get Danny Murphy, Phil Neville and Kevin Kilbane on the BBC👎🏻. Murphy was actually trying to tell LIONEL MESSI how to play the false 9 position the other day and Kilbane telling Silva what to do with the ball y'day. 🤦‍♂️.

02 Jul 2018 09:55:29
Mpez his commentary for that Manolas goal was poetry. He has such a way with words. The best out there.

02 Jul 2018 10:00:53
Danny Murphy had a point though. As did Kilbane. They're just doing their jobs.

02 Jul 2018 11:55:02
The thing is in hindsight with aerial views of the entire pitch and slow motion footage it is easy to pick out what a player should have done at any point of the game. Anyone with a basis football knowledge and understanding could do it. The fact is every player makes decisions during a game that can be scrutinized post game. The best players make the right decisions more often than not and especially at key moments in games.

The point of having ex footballers as pundits is it is supposed to add a level of authenticity to the analysis, the problem comes when you have average ex players discussing players who are better than the pundits used to be it actually undermines the whole point of having an ex professional commentating.

When Shearer or Henry commenting on strikers it works well, as does when you have Scholes or Lampard on midfielders or Rio on defenders.

That doesn't mean that the A-list ex-pro knows more about that role, just that their career highs lend more credibility to their opinion. Which is the whole reason for having ex-pros as pundits in the first place.

06 Jul 2018 01:23:59
Nail. Head. Hit. Good post Shappy.

I quite like how some of the pundits can't help but be enthusiastically obvious that they are fans of a club they played for (regardless of club) e. g. Ian Wright. It doesn't matter which club, for me it's about it showing them as still being a normal bloke after living their dream and earning enough £ not to have to work.

30 Jun 2018 11:56:50
Reports coming out of France that we've made an offer to Fekir. I doubt we've made an offer to him as well we need lyon's permission. But just shows how good Ed002's info is, he stated last week that we'd been offered him.

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30 Jun 2018 12:55:15
What would be his best position and where would ge fit into the starting 11?

30 Jun 2018 13:01:02
Could understand why we would look to him, although I don't think he's proven himself worthy of the supposed price tag in the French league, as he is one of the rare left footed top forwards in Europe. If we wanted to play two narrow/ inside forwards (whatever they're called) off Lukaku he could actually play in the right channel. Could be seen as somewhat of an alternative to Bale in that respect.

30 Jun 2018 13:15:56
Maybe coming in from the right onto his left?
Severely doubt there is absolutely anything in the rumour but thought I’d pass it on.

30 Jun 2018 13:44:11
May be is seen as a replacement of Mata, who may still leave.

30 Jun 2018 13:47:00
Interesting read in the irish mirror today by Samuel Luckhurst on Fekir to United. No idea how much is true mind you.

30 Jun 2018 17:26:23
just what we need another wide player to cut in because we are short in that department.

30 Jun 2018 17:12:20
Ed spot as usual with his info. I am a fan of fekir but not sure he is what we need. He can play on the right so could solve that problem area. Would rather we had someone with more pace such as bale as it would give us better balance. However, fekir is great from set pieces and woulld help us get the most out of lukaku’s attributes in the air. Interesting to see what happens.

30 Jun 2018 23:05:54
Its probably Lyon starting rumours to get the scouse back in.

01 Jul 2018 09:45:26
More than likely Mort but it just backed up wht Ed002 stated and I thought I’d share. I agree there’s likely nothing in it, but it is interesting.

01 Jul 2018 13:38:33
Its an interesting rumour. He'd be a decent signing. And gazumping the scouse would be comical.

04 Jul 2018 19:13:21
Ronaldo will be Mata's replacement 😆😆.

27 Jun 2018 23:00:37
Expect lee grant to sign in the next few days as 3rd choice keeper, you heard it here first.

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27 Jun 2018 23:57:33
Not a bad addition. Will probably never get a game but decent cover non the less. This will help pave a way for Joel Perrera to go on loan where he’ll gain vital experience. A good move in my opinion.

28 Jun 2018 09:54:57
Surely it must mean at least one of Joel Pereira or Romero leaves? Any interest Eds?


{Ed002's Note - Real Betis would like JP on loan to replace Dani Gimenez.}

28 Jun 2018 10:32:57
Seems a bit pointless.

{Ed002's Note - It would be a loan or JP will have to be sold.}

28 Jun 2018 10:49:17
Mort why does it seem pointless? JP needs game time and experience. Something we can't offer at this stage so surely a loan is sensible.

28 Jun 2018 11:25:55
This is a strange transfer if it happens. Although 35 years old was surely going to get Mourinho excited. Lol.

On a serious note we have BOTH Joel Pereira and Dean Henderson who are highly rated. Obviously Henderson has joined Sheffield United on loan, but Pereira is still at the club.

I suppose maybe the idea is to loan out Pereira for him to gain top level experience while Grant covers the seldom needed third goalkeeper place. I wonder if there could be a view to Grant becoming a coach in a couple of years?

Typical Jose move though, older experienced player who will only make one of two appearances at most signed on a free.

28 Jun 2018 12:08:18
Joel P needs games. It’s an obvious move and sensible transfer to loan him out and get some experienced cover.

28 Jun 2018 12:23:01
I think its normal to have an old and experienced third choice goalkeeper. Obviously he won't play any game.

No point of keeping young keeper like Joel on the bench, he needs game time to develop.

28 Jun 2018 15:30:05
I mean its pointless signing Grant. Odds are he won't make a single appearance. Its not like either keeper has injuries. Loan JP and put in a recall option in case of emergencies.

{Ed002's Note - That is not possible.}

28 Jun 2018 16:39:54
Don't see JP long term future here. Unfortunately we have the best goalkeeper in the world called De Gea. We probably going to end up selling JP. As long De Gea is committed to us though.

28 Jun 2018 16:39:54
Don't see JP long term future here. Unfortunately we have the best goalkeeper in the world called De Gea. We probably going to end up selling JP. As long De Gea is committed to us though.

28 Jun 2018 23:23:57
It is not unfortunate that we have the best goalkeeper in the world.

29 Jun 2018 00:17:19
Is DDG the best in the world?

29 Jun 2018 00:16:30
So even allowing for Henderson going on loan and maybe JP heading to Spain. I hat does it say for our upcoming keepers, o’hara was great last season what about the younger Henderson brother and Johnstone who kept 20 clean sheets in the championship last season. What don’t they fill the third choice position and play regularly for the reserves. We’ve two vastly experienced keepers o don’t aee why we need a third one. Let a youngster fill the gap.

29 Jun 2018 14:05:31

Is it sensible for a youngster to play zero games and be a 3rd choice keeper or should he be learning his craft playing regular games? As people above say this keeper is never going to get a game so what is the point in it being someone who is having their career stalled?

29 Jun 2018 15:34:41
Personally I would prefer our 3rd choice keeper to be a youngster.

Third choice keepers only ever get on the bench if there is an injury to one of the other two keepers. This rarely happens.

In fact it happens so rarely that the third choice keeper often has to play games for the now under 23's to remain match sharp.

I would rather that be a youngster who should be playing that level than a 35 year old journey man.

I appreciate that players like Joel Pereira and Dean Henderson need regular minutes to continue to progress, so loans make sense. That should open up a space for the younger lad next in line. They should step up, train with the first team, learn off of keepers like De Gea and Romero, while stepping up to the under 23's on a regular basis.

I see nothing to be gained from signing a 35 year old keeper who is not good enough on higher wages to never play a game and take minutes away from our youngster in the under 23 set up.

Goalkeeper is a position that sees little to no rotation, we currently have two world class keepers and a group of very talented young goalkeepers in Johnstone, J. Pereira and Henderson. In fact we probably have the strongest goalkeeper line up I can ever remember us having. Adding Stokes 35 year old back up keeper just seems like a poor and pointless decision if you ask me.

02 Jul 2018 09:12:14

How do you know his salary?

03 Jul 2018 12:21:02
Shappy, I appreciate the point you are trying to make, however; what if Romero's recovery hits a snag or after his recovery he decides he wants regular football? Would you rather have the youngster be our number 2 or Grant? (at least until a replacement is made)

27 Jun 2018 13:10:56
As per usual our fans are moaning about something.

Fellaini is a top fella and I'm glad he's staying.

You may not like his style of football but he's contributed towards this side more than half the squad has.

I hope he goes on to put his all in as he always does and proves to be the valuable asset he's been for both us and Everton.

Top job Mou and Woodward.

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27 Jun 2018 14:25:21
Fellaini staying after he taunted himself around Europe and didn’t find any club mug enough to want him. Keeping him indicates that’s it for the midfield only Fred coming in. Fully expect Valencia and young to be starting g first game next season too. Catch city we will be lucky to finish top 4 as it stands, I wouldn’t be surprised if we use all our funds to buy Ronaldo or Bale as the club thinks that means we are still a big club they seem to have forgot winning titles is what put us up on that pedestal in the first place. The keeping of Fellaini also smacks of Jose having no intention of changing our style resigning the big fella so we can launch hoofs up the pitch with15 minutes to go.

{Ed002's Note - Do you have any photographs of Fellaini being "taunted" around Europe.}

27 Jun 2018 14:57:26
He'll be getting taunted at games.

Valuable asset? Ok he gives his all. So would anyone on this site. Doesn't mean we're good enough. And nor is Fellaini.

27 Jun 2018 16:29:56
If he's signed it must mean he's been guaranteed a starting position or a certain amounts of starts. He's not going to sign on just to sit on the bench instead of signing elsewhere and being a regular starter. As far as I'm concerned he's held the club to ransom and dragged our name in the gutter going around Europe and China trying to find a better deal. Mourinho has signalled he wants to play boring football again next year, Fellani can't sprint, pass or play quick balls, all he's good at is chesting the ball. Needs to go for his own sake as I'm guessing there's going to be a fans backlash against him. He's the last bad taste of moyes around old trafford.

27 Jun 2018 17:09:03
Spot on kidder. No way he signs if he isn’t guaranteed first team football. I am pretty gutted tbh and I am one of those that believes Jose deserves another year. However, signing on fellaini has wavered my confidence. If no left back is signed and young is still playing as first choice, then I will find myself firmly in the out camp unfortunately. It’s blatantly obvious where the weaknesses are and Jose will have had plenty of windows and opportunities to address those areas.

27 Jun 2018 18:21:48
Next season is going to be so great as we retain fellaini, sell martial and young and Valencia play 30-40 games each while OP and other mourinho Fanboys blame the above players for mourinho's failures and rubbish football.

27 Jun 2018 21:31:52
taunted tainted tinted touted there it is.

27 Jun 2018 21:52:50
Martial doesn’t give his all and he is coveted on this site. I for one am glad he’s staying. Very useful squad player. Add TFM or Perreira and the mids are now well stocked. Now for some full backs and a right forward.

28 Jun 2018 07:35:19
A good squad player IMO but we can always let him go and spend anything up to £30 million on another squad player. No? Yes? Maybe TFM will be ready to take over Wigs spot in a years time, maybe if we got rid of the wig the new MID squad player might stunt TFM's progress.
Just a thought.

28 Jun 2018 09:30:08
I can't believe that he was offered a contract extension in the first place. I have nothing against the guy as a person because he always gives 100% but he just isn't good enough for where we want to get to. He's an impact player at best, throw him on for the last 15 minutes if you need a goal. I just hope and pray that this isn't going to affect us buying another central midfielder in the transfer market. How much bloody money is he getting a week. the mind boggles. He should of been shipped out simple as that along with the other dead wood, Blind, Darmian etc.

29 Jun 2018 08:16:52
Fellaini is crap and we're going nowhere with him in the squad.
Jose will be sacked by this time next year as he's keeping slow trees like Fellaini : (

poor show United.

30 Jun 2018 12:08:21
Fellaini knows he's only going to be squad player, and, given the transfer costs United seem to need to pay in order to get anyone half way decent as an alternative, having him around for his wage cost only seems to me a very decent bit of business by United. With Fellaini you know what you're getting: it's someone who may not be top drawer but is at last as good as some of the overrated players who have been linked with us, like Dier, who would cost us a lot more. He's not my favorite player but he does offer a viable alternative in style when it's needed.

27 Jun 2018 12:15:59
Ed02, will Fellaini signing a new contract all but end any chance of a second midfielder (e. g. Pellegrini) being signed?

{Ed002's Note - As I had explained, Pellegrini was about 6th or 7th on the list the club had for midfield players so they would have been scraping the bottom of the barrel going back to think again about him, but they might. I would certainly not rule out someone leaving from midfield and a replacement arriving.}

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27 Jun 2018 12:55:20
Ok thanks Ed - able to expand on who could potentially leave? Pogba or Herrera I'm guessing?

{Ed002's Note - Right.}

27 Jun 2018 12:58:47
Forget the last question actually Ed, can chance of one or two names from the list who come before Pellegrini?

{Ed002's Note - Why do I need to keep repeating myself?}

27 Jun 2018 13:25:33
Sergej M. Savic, Tony Kroos and Casimiro are among the names Ed002 mentioned.

Other options joined or likely to join other clubs like Fabinho and Seri.

{Ed002's Note - You can strike off Fabian Ruiz as he is going elsewhere as well.}

27 Jun 2018 16:32:03
Herrera to leave and then a cm coming in to replace him? or mata?

27 Jun 2018 19:51:19
Rumours mata is wanted by Barca.

27 Jun 2018 22:22:20
Love them both but I’d sell both Herrera and Mata now. As well as Darmian and Blind.

27 Jun 2018 23:43:48
Milinkovic-Savic certainly didn't impress today. Even Serbia seemed to pay him no mind.

29 Jun 2018 13:33:58
Sell Mata keep Fellaini? Makes sense.

27 Jun 2018 10:09:15
Any truth in these rumours about Fellaini agreeing a new deal with Utd Ed002? Dreadful if true.

{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of any contracts being signed but he was always going to look to what offers he had and any offer from MU would likely be better than anything else.}

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27 Jun 2018 13:03:30
Hardly a Fellaini fan but it is possible that the club see it as a more viable option to sell a more valuable player (Perhaps Herrera) and keep Fellaini on reduced wages to facilitate buying a young dynamic midfielder to be 4th in line in the midfield pecking order. Hopefully an attacking minded midfielder who we can play against lesser opposition and rest Matic.

Only caveat to this idea is why not just let Fellaini go as well and promote Andreas or McTom further up the pecking order.

27 Jun 2018 13:45:34
Dreadful? Some of our fans need to take a look at themselves at times.

Maybe the manager like Fellaini and thinks he has a role to play, like the Belgium manager does as well.

27 Jun 2018 11:05:14
Looks like fellaini has agreed a new contract with the club until 2020.

I think this will go down well on the site lol.

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27 Jun 2018 11:30:05
Absolutely devastated. Total shambles from the club. He's hawked himself around Europe got no good offers and we're going to get stuck with him. An injury prone squad player on far too much money that's going to affect other signings.

27 Jun 2018 12:15:28
Here's to another shambolic season. Thought we were moving forward signing Fred and Dalot. Then the news The useless plank Fellani is staying. Joke utter Joke. Well Jose won't have a leg to stand on when he gets sacked and it won't be long before he does . Keeping Fellani.

27 Jun 2018 13:07:14
Fellaini will not start a lot of games but Jose has shown he is happy to use him when needed. Useful sub.
I think already the signing of Fred will improve the style of play as I think he will fit next to Matic with Pogba further forward.
We have glaring issues at fullback and right wing, if this ensures the money is available to address those positions with top quality I'm in favour.

27 Jun 2018 13:46:06
Devastated? lol for god sake.

27 Jun 2018 14:59:13
Yes I've had to watch him shambling around the pitch for 5 years masquerading as a united player and genuinely thought that was over.

27 Jun 2018 15:24:42
There is no way he is first choice, he is a good option off the bench and has proven that since Jose came into the side.

27 Jun 2018 16:45:50
One more season of balls. looking for wig in when defence is tight to open. So Jose decided to open them with head ball rather beautiful football.
I'm personally wanted him to leave for good of our football style.

This also ends our need to bring another CM.

27 Jun 2018 23:29:16
Why does he have to be the option off the bench? Why does plan b have to be launch it?
Ole, teddy, Hernandez and the like were all options from the bench at times and they could all play. Last season Fellaini scored one winner against a very depleted arsenal side. It’s an awful decision to extend or actually worse still offer him a new deal. No one wanted him badly enough in. Free and that should say it all.

Another season of jose’s poor excuse for football coming up. What direction is this club going?

26 Jun 2018 17:14:22
Hey ed002 hope all is good 👍 just wondering is it looking like martial is leaving and would that mean replacing him on top of the RW we already need? is lorenzo pelligrini from roma a target? thanks ed002 safe travels 👍.

{Ed002's Note - There are further discussions about Martial pending and at the right price he will leave - obtaining that price might be a problem. That would not be an additional winger being required. Manchester United may look again at Lorenzo Pellegriniwho has been on the list since January but he is well down the list of options available and players of of interest. Even though Roma are rebuilding their midfield this summer, right now Lorenzo Pellegrini stays even though three midfield players have already been added. That could change with their interest in another coming to fruition.}

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26 Jun 2018 19:14:37
Thank you as always ed002 for the swift reply much appreciated. do united have other young cm targets? i hope they don't sell martial and especially to replace him with a 29 year old bale or 30 year old willian.

{Ed002's Note - I think position wise you are struggling.}

26 Jun 2018 21:18:42
What did i get wrong ed002?thanks.

{Ed002's Note - You never mentioned the incredible Michael Hurley.

26 Jun 2018 22:39:23
lovely song, thanks Ed.

26 Jun 2018 23:25:04
Thanks ed002 😂👍.


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